So what did i do last Merdeka celebration? as u've probably had known from Laydiefa's post, i've joined her in a treasure hunt contest for Gen.2 owners.. funny thing is, for me the hunt started a tad earlier than the official date.. why? because i've got to find the briefing venue somewhere in UEP.. no biggie eh? well.. took me 2 days.. haha..
da first day i've got about 2 hrs to kill before i have to head back n pickup my parents.. so i've rang my proton sales rep.. n he guided me a bit by saying to me to go out of federal right before the toll.. n go straight toward usj16.. i think to myself ok.. tats simple enuf.. but actually.. find myself lost in glenmarie.. subang airport, subang jaya n usj.. and the darkness of the nite n many constructions along da way didn't help.. there were numerous u-turns.. some legal n.. erm.. some not so.. but i'm following my brother's philosophy which is "There are no dead ends in a journey, only long or short due to how many u-turns u've done". tat nite i didn't find the venue..
second attempt i was prepared as a map to the venue has been posted in a forum.. so it was an easy drive towards the destinations.. managed to spot where i've done wrong da nite before.. is was in fact at usj 12.. so i was looking at the wrong area.. uereka! found it.. being in an industrial area on a sunday afternoon where the Proton COE is.. its like a ghost town.. there were no cars nor ppl around.. i can stop in the middle of the junction for 15 minutes n still no cars would pass by..
pleased with the find.. i've decided to look for alternate routes on my way back.. belok kanan.. then belok kiri.. ek'elen i said to myself.. mcm kenal je masjid ni.. rupa2nya the venue is right behind taipan.. the area slalu kitaorg stopover for drinks after futsal.. buang karen je.. hehe.. :p well.. at least skrg ni i know some of the nook and crannies of the places that i've been lost.. fr an initial of zero knowledge of the area..
a day before the treasure hunt.. went there with Laydiefa for the briefing and we're among the first to arrive.. they gave us cucur udang and mihun for tea.. being first timers.. i think both of us listened to the briefing carefully.. got our lucky competition number 218.. and the next morning the hunt starts at 7.00 am.. so we made our move somewhere in the versinity of 5.45 to 6.00 am.. reached there by quater to 7.00.. by then.. there were already a large number of Gen.2s arrived. had our breakfast ther.. it was mihun and sandwiches.. a bit of a delay but after a pumped up Merdeka roar at 7.30 it stared and off we go..
so my duty was as the navigator.. haha.. dun wory.. minding aside my previous track record.. we didn't get LOST :P uor journey would take us from USJ > Taipan > Glenmarie > TTDI > Hartamas and finally Petronas Gombak (da on with Burger King). there were 30 questions that we had to complete, plus an additional 5 on road safety. at almost every sector we'd pull over n walk to search for the answer.. n a few we had to use talian hayat.. Laydiefa's sister was a big help on a few of the question.. she on standby at home with internet.. 4 hrs passed and we finally at the final leg of the journey heading towards Petronas.
elok2 je sampai.. hand in our answers.. hujan pon turun.. so had lunch and waited for the rain to ooze down a bit before heading up to Genting. Genting?? yup.. for prize presentation & luck draw.. moving along.. yada.. yada.. during dinner the answers were projected in the ballroom.. n ppl would go oOooo.. aAargh.. in reaction of the answers including us.. in the end.. we did ok considering that we're first timers.. again mihun was part of the menu served..
notice that i've italisice the word Mihun throughout this entry.. tats because.. thay have been serving us Mihun 3 times.. recycle ke ape ni? hehe.. to be frank.. i dun think i can eat Mihun for at least another week.
back to the results.. treasure hunt nyer prize mmg dh xde harapan.. cause the top ten winners all were 97% and above.. so was hoping for the lucky draw which were 5 Gen.2s up for grabs.. but the one that is allocated for central region were 2 units. as to make things transparent.. the draw took lots of time before the first number being read.. it was 00XX.. aaaa.. mmg jauh from 0218.. the next same process.. still waing.. n when the number being read.. 02XX.. haa.. ade harapan ni.. then.. piok x4.. tak kena daa.. habis dah chan kitaorg..
anyhow.. its not tat frustrating at all.. sbb cabutan tu among 264 cars.. and total from all regions was 647.. so ok laa.. mmg sape dpt tu mmg lucky n rezeki.. there are some things that can't be compared with goods.. i had tons of fun.. n my congratulations to the lady pilot whom had drove us safely and sucessfuly participate in this event. kampai.