Sunday, February 22, 2009

Sand, Sun and Fun

I remember when I was a child there was a pile of construction sands beside my parents' house where my brothers and I used to play with. My brothers and I always had some imagination on how to play with the sands either by riding our three wheeler bikes on it, building sand castles and caves for our small soldiers or burying our toys in it with the hope it will be a sort of pirates' treasure after a 100 years. However non of our activities around that pile of sands were ever approved by my parents and most of the time we got punished if we got caught playing with it. I knew my parents were concerned about skin rashes or disease since we were playing with construction sands. But to us, playing was more fun than worrying..

Last Friday my big boss invited all his lawyers for a casual day out at his farm. I thought, in Malaysia if I come to somebody's farm, I would expect to eat a lot of durian or rambutan fruits or catch fishes in a pond. But a farm in a desert, I could only imagine dates trees. So I accepted the invitation and hoped I could pick the freshest dates from the trees.

However I fell asleep after the Friday prayer and overslept until 3.30pm. When I woke up I quickly headed to my boss's farm which was located in an area close to Dubai-Al Ain Road. When I arrived I was already late for the lunch and my colleagues asked me to wait for them beside the main road as they were already on the move to the desert area. I felt hungry and thirsty.

And when they arrived, I was so surprised. For they didn't arrive on their proper salon cars or perfumed 4x4, but on colourful quad bikes and high rev dune buggies and jeep !! Apparently my boss were treating us for a desert ride using all his quad bikes and dune buggies. I locked my car and jumped onto my friend's jeep and our desert journey began. Heck, suddently I felt full, not hungry anymore.

I have never been surrounded by so many sands dunes and literally asked to play with it. It could never be cooler than that ! On top of that I was given a quad bike and a dune buggy to knock myself out with the dunes. I cannot describe my feeling more other than wooohooooo !!!!

This kid was about to get dangerous with his new toy

The ride with the quad bike was really crazy and dangerous. The machine was engineered to bash on the sands and it could take on any type of slopes and cliffs as long as you ride it on it. It got 3 gears, but most of the time I only need to use the first gear.

Rev it up mate !

These guys won the craziest driver title on that day.

The dunes baggy is one hell of a machine. It got only two gears, forward and reverse. It came standard with roll cage and a safety belt. But I bet it can be of any use. In fact one of my colleagues accidentally smacked his forehead on the roll cage and got himself a 2 inches cut. I like it very but I personally prefer the quad bike.


Another kid in the office


This morning, my boss sent an email to all his lawyers thanking them for coming to his farm. He also asked for any suggestion for the event as he considered it as a company's activity. I replied to him with my gratitude for the event and wrote to him that I have only one suggestion, and that is - to do it again !


When I was younger I could remember anything, whether it happened or not.

Mark Twain





17 comments:

Lyana Mauseth said...

along, how panas lah gurun tu? kalau dia msia panas mcm nak mati rasanya..ni kat gurun ni agaknya lagi panas...

the ATV bike...i tried la sekali sbb my stepson ada sebijik....eiii tak mau dah...lain mcm betul rasa...takut nnt i request sebijik dr boss, pening kepala dia kan...

cohong gym said...

pehhhhhhhhhhhhh marvelous. aku tersangat la jelesnya kat kau. sangat menarik. pengalaman yang tak dapat dilupakan. tanya kat boss kau kalau aku pun bole join sekaki hehehehe

Hamidi said...

ko re-send new email kat bos ko, kata ada aktiviti baru - Jemput Mr. Hamid supaya bole jam metalllica kat padang pasir!

doremon said...

errrrr along... hang main panas ni tak takut sunburn ke??? COHONG HANG JANGAN GELAKKKK!!!!!!!!! aku tanya ikhlas ni

cohong gym said...

sun burn hahahahahah opppsss tergelak pulak.

Syamsulfaiz said...

Hi Lyana,
Tak daklah panas. It is "cold" season now in Mid East. Temperature around 16-28 celcius. Strong wind some more. Tapi sunburn jugak lah aku hehe.

cohong,
kau bole join sekaki. hantar kaki kau je kat sini wahaha.

Hamidi,
Lain kali kau nak transit Dubai, lepak la lama sikit, bawak gitar, boleh jam tgh padang pasir. Walaupun aku tak pernah buat lagi.

doremon,
cinabeng ko, serius ni aku sunburn jugak. tapi org tak perasan hehe. cohong jgn gelak !!

HERMZZ said...

Aik??? Buleh sunburn ka? Buleh nampak ke???? blink.. blink...

cohong gym said...

Along bukan senburn je tapi dah rentung hahahahaha

HERMZZ said...

Along... baik kau sumpah Cohong rentung gak.. tapi kali ni jadi abu.

doremon said...

hang tengok tu along, cohong dok gelak kan hang... aku dah larang pun gelak jugak. takpa la along biaq je la...

cuma aku nasihatkan, bila kena sunburn ni jangan la keluaq jalan2 amik angin malam2 plak... nanti oarang ingat david copperfield mai dubai plak...

NAintriplet said...

along...your skin da makin gelap hehe..maybe da lama dok sane kot nampak mcm org pakistan jeh ...i'm here in ramunia also affected by the weather here..my skin dah jadi mcm along jugok..hahah..kate enginious pelantar minyak sure la gelap..

acctually is not bcoz of the weather..mmg terpacak lunch tepi pantai tiap2 hari sure gelap! hehah

cohong gym said...

hahahaha kau tengok tu long. Doremon dok kutuk kau lagi hahahahha. aku cuma sebagai supporter je hahahhahaha. Lebih baik kau sumpah si Doremon jadi Buggy.

doremon said...

BUGGY??? awww i tak rela di tunggang awwwww. cukup la kawan tu jadi kuda ha ha ha ha

cohong gym said...

hahahaha cilakak

Rozaimi Bin Mohd Said said...

jeles siot

HERMZZ said...

Bro,

tell us more on recession in Dubai perspectives?

wahyun said...

dah ireng2 pn takut sunburn ka? pooooda!!!

aritu mr. shane dari JPLW tepon opis nak ckp ngan sorang LA. sy angkat n dgn tak malu nya bertanya,
"dulu ade sorang LA nama saymsul kan?"
dia jawab,
"ada. we used to have him in our ofis"

"tu saya punya bandmate..."
"oh ya ka? dah ganti basist?"
"mane ade...haha"

dan die kimsalam kat encik along.

p/s- menarik gak moto aneh tu. bleh kirim kat kesultanan sebagai kenderaan rasmi kedua...
WNT 2221 dah selamat dilelong...

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