Class trip

For 3 days before our graduation day, our class went for a ski trip in Nagano prefecture. We planned this trip as our graduation trip and last activity together before finishing our college life. We gathered at Fukuoka airport on that Monday morning and ride the plane to Komatsu Airport in Ishikawa prefecture before taking a 4hours bus trip from the airport to Nagano.


Fukuoka Airport boarding hall


Boarding the plane


Komatsu Airport arrival hall


Bus to Nagano


Nagano still in snow


We arrived in Nagano at around 1pm and checked in at our hotel soon after arriving. Then we went to the ski resort to pick our rental skis, snowboards and wear. My friends were all in great excitement as it was the first ski@snowboard experience for most of them. We then get back to the hotel to change into the ski@snowboard  attires and and then head to the ski resort together. Since it was still the first day, we spent the time learning and getting use to the skis and boards. We were there till about 5pm and by that time I saw that everyone had managed to at least skied and boarded down the beginner`s course without falling down.


To the hotel


Marybell Hotel


To the rental shop


The 'short cut' told by makcik at the hotel


Getting our boards and wear


Ready to glide!


My friend, Shingai


On the second day, since that everyone had master the basic skills, we tried ourselves doing some more difficult ones like making the ‘S’ shape and others. We also went to the more sloppy and difficult upper courses and some even already tried doing jumps, ollies etc. Trying and challenging to do all these skills are quite hard for amateurs like us and we do fall down lots of times in many ways either falling forward, backward or whatever ways you can think of. Skiing and snowboarding are very dangerous if you don`t know how to control yourself, in fact I once fell with my neck and shoulder down first and it was quite scary but fortunately there weren’t any injury involved. That night, after all the falls during the day, we all had muscle-aches everywhere over the body which made it quite difficult for us to move around hence why I think everyone went to sleep very early. I think mostly everyone were already asleep by 10pm that night. Me myself were already in my dreamland 2 hours before that.


View from a restaurant at the resort


Great view


Got to ride this to go to the upper couses


Two friends of mine


The room


Dinner time


On the third day, we woke up early to pack our things as we were going to check out after breakfast that day before going for another ski and snowboarding session at the resort. After checking out, we put our things at one place and we then went for the last session as we are going back to Fukuoka at 2pm that day. On this day, we had almost the routine like the day before. After having much fun at the ski resort, we returned our rental equipments, change our clothes and had some lunch before boarding the bus to Komatsu Airport. From Komatsu Airport, we ride into the plane back to Fukuoka Airport where we then say goodbye to each other and go back to our own places.


Burying Nakamuta


Waiting for our bus


Checking in


Back in Fukuoka




Night with friends

A few days ago, we had an ‘uchiage‘ party for the Thermal Lab members to celebrate the ending of our grad thesis` and presentation the week before. Our lecturer booked a place at a ‘yakitori'(something like our satay) place and after everyone gathered at the station, we walked together with our lecturer to the party place. To a coincidence, the Control Eng. Lab were having their party at the same place too, at the same time so we combined our party since that they had only 3 members including their lecturer. The more, the merrier, isn`t it?

During party like this, my Japanese friends and lecturers as usual had their favorite beers, while had the ice-tea. For the food, they enjoyed all the grilled-chicken and meat, and I settled with seafood grills. We chatted all the way through the party, about mostly everything, from our backgrounds, about life, friends, girlfriends etc, which we couldn`t usually talk during normal days at college and it was fun.


Friends & lecturers


My food


Thermal Lab


Control Eng. Lab with our Tanaka Sensei inter framing


The party lasted for about 4hours, and at about 1030pm, our lecturers made their move home early as they have to go to work again the next day and left the six of us wondering what to do after that. Everyone felt that it was still early to go back home, so we decided to go do something together since that there are only little time left for our college student life. We had the option of karaoke and bowling, and after some ‘discussion’, the greater number of us opted for bowling. The six of us then packed into our friend`s cute Honda Life and off we went, being very careful not to bump into some patrolling policeman. Luckily we didn`t find one and we arrived at the bowling center safely.

For my other friends, they expected they wouldn`t manage to catch the last train to go home, so they rather play the 5 games pack to kill the time there and later go back to sleep at the college labs. We took turns to bowl and played the first 4 games normally. During that time they were some hilarious moments that made us burst into laughter. Most of them came from our friend Kubo who was drunk. He would fall and slide into the lanes mostly every time he bowled. And there was one time he accidentally threw the ball into the lane next to the lane next to him!Hahaa! It was different case withmy lab mate Eiji, who was ‘bullied’ by the others during the games. It was not the only time he got bullied by his classmates as he is originally the ‘bullied child’ in our class. I know that they were only joking with him, sometimes I pity him for getting picked all the time. But, like Natsuhiro said, “Eiji looked very happy getting picked”, he sure looked happy when everyone teased him.


"Daijoubu desu!!", said my friend, Kubo(black jacket with thumb-up)


Filling the form for bowling


We took 2 lanes


Eiji and Imai bowling


Eiji getting 'bullied'



For the 5th and last game, we thought of having a competition among us. To make it more interesting, we decide that the bottom 2 person would have to treat the top twos for two tries of the “UFO-catcher” games. To ensure that it would be fair for all, the condition is that everyone had to throw with their left hands. Though I didn`t score well in the early frames, I manage to get 2 straight strikes after that which really bounced up my scores, and the result, I got the top 2 together with Natsuhiro. After the game, we the winners got to redeem our ‘prizes’ and we tried our “un” at the “UFO-catcher”. But to our bad luck, none of us manage to get something from the machine. 残念..

After having much fun at the game center, we rode back into Egashira`s cute car and got him sent us back to college. Egashira then drove back home while the others went to the labs and me, after saying goodbye to the others, I went back to hostel for a good night sleep…お疲れした!


Winners redeeming prize from the losers



autumn 08

Since that it looks like it`s gonna take some time processing the photos from the College Festival, I think its better to put something else first, so that at least there`s an update right? (;

On the day after th Cultural Festival day(one of the festival in the College Festival), we had a day off.Actually it`s a day for kemas2 all the things from the stalls the day before, but since that kami xde kaitan dgn kemas2 nih, we decided to go out for jalan2 sikit.Sebenarnya nak pegi lunch kat Tandoori, kedai Pakistan, tapi alang2 dah keluar jauh sikit tu, kira jalan lah sekali kan?

Here are some of the views of Kurume City..

-I was accompanied by dua org mamat ni-

-downtown Kurume-
When we arrived at Tandoori, it was closed, so we went to other place.We decided to try something at Jolly Pasta.

-I ordered the spaghetti with Mozarella cheese.Yummy!-

-and we shared this pizza-

-rosdee had this tiramisu for dessert, while Akmal and I had banana split-

After eating, we decided to go back to the college using other route, thinking of jalan2 a bit.

-100 Nen Ko-en (100 Years Memorial Park)-

-that`s Ishibashi Science Center behind me-

Ishibashi is actually the Japanese name for Bridgestone, a famous tyre-maker company.Bridgestone actually comes from this city.That`s why there are quite a number of places in Kurume-city with the company`s name together with them as they are built and contributed by the company.

Coming here, I can feel the autumn mood because the tree`s leaves had already changed their colours, not like the trees at the college`s.Maybe they are different type of trees, I think.

-Kurume Kosen`s Malaysian clans-

-the most important transportation method for us here-

-It really feels autumn!!-

-accidently had the same pose as Sedi as I was rushing for the camera`s timer (” ‘.’)-

-Kurume City Public Pool-

-Kurume-Shi Bird Centre-

during those 2 months absence…(part 4)

Mitsui Greenland

Went to Mitsui Greenland.a theme park.about an hour train ride from my was cludy and windy that day.nasib baik pakai baju 2 lapis.ramai gilaer orang aritu.sbb aritu Children`s Day kat Jepun.So ramai parents yang datang bawak anak2 diorang.

-@ north entrance-
sedi: kite g sane r dulu..
zek: x nak.nak g sini dulu.
sedi: sane dulu!
zek: sini dulu!
akmal: …….

-my 2 jalan2 mate.hehe..-

-kecut gak perut naik ni.ingatkan xde pape.-

-haunted house.hmmph..-

-see the line?i`m the last person in it-

-masked rider in action.kitorang pun tengok gak-

-yang ni bez!-

-x naik pun yang ni-

-ni paling best!hehe..-

-ni pun best!roller coaster berdiri!1st time tengok-


-ko tembak ape Mal?-

-aku dah jumpe diorang ni.hehe..-

-we met a mammoth!-
-it`s minus 25.8 C!-

-sejuk giler!-

-habis basah-

-couple je lalu kat sini.kitorang pun redah la jugak bertiga-

-do u think it went to the centre?-
-lucky!got to see the fireworks that nite!-

-aboard the ferris wheel-

during those 2 months absence…(part 3)

Fukuoka City Tour
-Fukuoka Tower, Yahoo Dome, Marinoa City, etc..-

We went for a tour of Fukuoka City.Dah setahun duduk kat sini tappi baru ni la dapat nak jalan explore bandar Fukuoka ni.tapi malangnya sorang drpd kitorang demam, so it`s only me and Akmal this time.

-1st time jumpe signage ader bahasa melayu.bahasa indonesia sebenarnye.mane lg nk jmpe camni kat jepun?kat fukuoka je ade.hehe..-

-tgh2 bndar macam ni tibe2 lak ade bundel!siyes shocked!kat depan fukuoka tower plak tu.-

-fukuoka tower.function just for telekomunikasi.macam kl tower la.-

-JAL resort and Yahoo Dome(home of Softbank Hawks) behind it-

-1st time pegi pantai kat jepun nih.hehe..-

-Yahoo Dome behind-

-kereta tu sebenarnya terbabas masuk kat dinding tu time diorang tgh buat cafe nih.bila diorg tgk macam unik je, diorang pun biarkanlah macam tu sampai sekarang..:P-

-mall depan Yahoo Dome tu.kat sini ader kedai Nike yg kite boleh design kasut sendiri.nanti diorang buatkan.kira macam custom made kan?nanti nak wat satu.-

-outlet @ Marinoa City-

-my shop!haha!-

-Ferris wheel @ Marinoa City.once the tallest in Asia.overtaken by the one in Singapore.-

-ni baru setengah-

-at the top height.bergegar lutut time ni.-

-the marina-

-unique toilet-

-Marinoa City @ nite-

-back to Tenjin, Fukuoka City-

-small version of Shibuya??-

during those 2 months absence…(part 2)

Hakata Dontaku Festival and Parade

One of Fukuoka City`s biggest festival.Celebrated on the 3rd and 4th of May every year.There were parades, cultural shows, food fair, fireworks display and etc..It attracts more than 2million spectators every year.

-a group of foreign students studying in Fukuoka-

-brazilian group-

-look at those faces.kalo pakai topeng camtu tak la malu sgt nak menari kan?hehe..-

-atuk2 dan nenek2 ni dh tua2 pun msh bleh menari smbil berparade berkilometer plak tu-

-a group of school children-


-die ni pndai cakap melayu tau!fluent plak tu.terkejut gile bile die tegur kitorang aritu.-

-kura-kura anyone?-

during those 2 months absence…(part 1)

hi!its me back here.juz came back from my summer was..boleh la coz i didn`t get to do lots of things that i`d already planned.but still i`m very happy that i could meet my family n old frens.urm..i promised to update my blog b4, so here u r.there`s too much things to write n me also malas nk taip, so let the pictures do most of the storytelling!hehe..enjoy!

Visit to Kurogi Machi

this was the 2nd time i went there.last year i went with the other foreign students, but this year only the malaysian student accepted the teachers invitation.the others said that they were busy, with reports, other commitments bla..bla..
-it is just a very small town in the mountains-

-beautiful isn`t it?-

-the place was packed with people, mostly atuk2 and nenek2-

-all those flowers come from a tree. A tree ok..juz one tree.believe it or not?-
-and the tree is a few hundred years old.i cant remember the exact number-

-forgot the name but it`s a type of soba-

-went to onsen(hotspring)-

-anak sape ntah..lalala..-