Saturday, January 28, 2012

Skateboarding at Kompleks Rakan Muda Extreme Sport, Bukit Kiara 11 January 2012

En commented "Teacher Johary is like Totto-chan's Tomoe school headmaster". Upon hearing that, I am certain this teacher is wonderful. 

En's on her first skateboarding lesson.

Hui is so sure she doesn't want to be involved in it.

She ended up getting her hands and white dress black by sliding on the slope meant for skateboarding.

What En did, after her class ended.

Teacher's skateboard which is RM280, purchased at BB plaza.

Sandy top surface to prevent skidding.

En's Joerex skateboard, purchased at Skateline TTDI for RM129.
When compare En's to teacher's skateboard, the latter moves easier and faster.
We need to get our wheels changed for RM80.
The bearings on the wheel is most important. You can test it by gently pushing the skateboard on the flat ground and see if it moves easily by itself.

Kiddo skateboard is a waste of money. :) 

Friday, January 27, 2012

Lego Nxt Robotic Workshop at Pusat Sains Negara 10 January 2012

Lego Nxt workshop is held at Innotech Room, located inside the Thinking Machine exhibits hall, second floor.

To initiate a workshop, get a group of 20 children, aged 10 and above.
Email to Pn Siti
RM4 per person for non PSN-member.
50% discount for PSN member.

This Lego Nxt set costs RM1500!
The children enjoyed themselves so much, setting instruction and see how the robot moved accordingly. 

The microprocessor which we used to communicate with the robot.

Simple installation which I think suited younger kids, less than 10 years old.
Older ones might find the workshop too easy and boring.

Have a look.

Newspaper Recycling and Mangrove Seed Planting at MNS - Environmental Intrepretive Centre, Sepang 9 January 2012

I explained to En, incidentally the road that we are travelling now is a border marker between the state of Negeri Sembilan on the left and Selangor is the road itself.

Malaysian Nature Society, Environmental Interpretive Centre, Sepang.

Compound outside the office.

Map to MNS EIC
Tapak Lama Balai Polis
Jalan Sepang 43900 Sepang.
03- 3142 2748 

Entrance to the office.

Orang asli and other traditional tools on display.

Common stingray specimen.

Zooplankton and other microorganism under the microscope.

Newspaper recycling activity.
The sample of a paper recycled out of newspaper and you can also shaped it into a gecko shape.

Our group recycling newpaper.  

Tear the newpapers to small pieces.

Blend them with water in a blender, to turn the paper into pulp.

Pour the mixture out.

This is the strainer, to scoop the pulp up.

Scooping the mushy pulp

Bring it up.

Overturn the strainer onto a piece of newspaper and sponge out the water.

Add decoration if you like, dry flowers, leaves, glittery etc.

Older ones are trying to mould pulp into shapes.

Recycled paper left to dry. Children can bring home the paper.

Animal Planet Video.

At the back of the MNS EIC, is mangrove swamp.

Young mangrove plants.

A 30 years old mangrove tree.

It feels good to be in the nature.

Mangrove Seed Planting.
Small hoes, plastic bags and mangrove seeds.

Get soil from the swamp.

Mangrove seeds planted in a plastic bag.

The seed will be nurtured till it is 1.5 years old before replanting them by the river.

The platfrom across the mangrove swamp is still under construction.

To join the activity, email
RM16 per child.
RM200 for management and staff fees.

Camping at Khersonese Basecamp, Kampung Slim, Tanjung Malim, Perak 1 January 2012

 A quiet Kampung Slim at Tanjung Malim.
It consists of two rows of multi-racial shophouses. 
We waited for Bai, an orang asli of Jakun tribe at Kg Slim, who brought us to the campsite. 

The chinese shophouse is sandwiched between a Malay-run grocery store and an Indian stall.

The journey from Kg Slim to the orang asli campsite is so picturesque.

Some part of the road are sandy.

A still lake and a range of green mountains.

Sooo beautiful.

Crossed a bridge and saw a group of orang asli children played in the river without clothes on.

Ah Man's house by the road side.
The campsite is just across his house.

After a 20minutes drive from Kg Slim, Bai finally stopped his car.
The hut is the dining area and we camped next to it.

Dining hall.

Wash basin at the hall but dont expect clean water.
Ah Man, setting up the 2-men Coleman tent, available for rent at RM30.

Clothes line made of sticks and ropes.

Toilet and shower.

Big juicy caterpillar which camped along with us.

And a giant spider with its humongous web.

A high long table, perfect for setting up our stove.

The brownish river which had given such pleasure to the kids.

Observing the queen ant digging for a new home.

En's jumping stint from the fallen tree trunk.

Catch of the day.

Dad and En, setting up protection for our tent, during the heavy downpour.

It has been ages since the last time En performed a shadowy show.

Perfect fire for corns and sweet potatoes.

Few scarab beetles joined us at night. En didn't mind having one on her palm.
My view of the green morning stillness was abruptly interrupted by the appearance of three pair of legs. 

 Muzailan binti Musaed

Khersonese Expedition Sdn Bhd.
No. 86, Jalan SS22/13,
Damansara Jaya
47400 Petaling Jaya

HP: 019 6998890
DL: 03 77223516
Fax: 03 77223554
Campsite charges is RM15 per person.