America 2008 part 2(Disneyland)

Friday, November 28, 2008

After a good night's sleep, we headed over to the Disneyland, which is one of the most famous landmarks of Los Angeles, hotel was also generous enough to provide all customers a free shuttle ride to Disneyland(but not generous enough to provide free WiFi ), so we got there at abt 9 and we also had two parks to choose from, the California Adventure park and another park which is named Disneyland.....

For today we decided to go to Disneyland Park as we bought a 2 day ticket and can come back again another day to explore the California Adventure park,

so i was busy looking around for nice scenes to capture, a band started to march in out of nowhere, and this is no ordinary brass band, they have worked here since the establishment of Disneyland, and it was some special day for them i guess...

and behind them were some Disney characters!!

Sadly, being an amateur photographer, i didn't take many nice pics, however i did take a lot of crappy pictures, which i am won't posting here, hopefully my photography skills will improve in the near future so i can attract more readers? haha

So being in Disneyland, the rides are the main attractions right? i took many of them without a fuss, but i wouldn't say so for the "space mountain" ride, that was the most batshit insane ride i experienced in my life, it plunges u at i dunno how bloody fast speed in the darkness with turns sharper than Luke Skywalker's lightsaber, after the ride ended, hey wait, it was only half way through when i started to feel sick, i was thinking "did i just came all the way here to vomit?" i recovered by drinking some coke, having some lunch, and sitting for abt and hour or so...

Then i was thinking finally i can enjoy the rides again!! so i took this innocent looking wild west style roller coaster, hmm we have something like that in sunway too right? won't be too bad eh? how wrong was i, 10 seconds into the ride and i was clawing at the safety bar thing, I WANNA GET OUT OF HERE!!" it was actually something similar with the earlier space mountain, but with a different theme, when the ride ended, my stomach is starting to fail me , i need to vomit somewhere!!finally found a toilet in abt 15 mins...i could tell u that was one hell of a ride!!

And as if the upset stomach isn't enough, there was a forest fire raging nearby(30 minutes away if im not wrong)the sky turned from clear blue to smoggy ash colored, compare this picture with the ones from above.

We spent the rest of the day walking around exploring, nothing much to be told there but i did saw one really cool attraction, but it's only for kids, haha it's a "Jedi Academy", kids get to train in the ways of the force and they get to battle with Darth Vader, how cool is that? i would certainly join in 10 years ago.. haha
Well, that pretty much sums up my day in Disneyland.. Vegas is coming up next!!!

America 2008 part 1

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

As a few of you may know, i am going to spend this holiday season in various parts of America, and this will be my first attempt at a travel log.. hope you will find it interesting! :)

I left for America on the 14th of November, first flight was to Hong Kong at 9am, transit before i board the plane the America, and after 15 hours in an airplane, i finally reached my destination, Los Angeles at 1pm 14th November!! GMT is cool!! i just experienced 2 fridays!!! ;)

The first thing i arrived in the hotel, Knotts' Berry Farm Resort. i asked the receptionist about their WiFi, good news is they have fast WiFi, and bad news is the bloody expensive rate, which pretty much explains why i haven't been online for 10 days, $4.99 for a 1 hour plan, $9.99 for a 24 hour plan and $149.99 for a 1 week plan, or one can also use the desktops at their lobby, which rates are even more outrageous, here $5 gets you 15 minutes, and 30 cents for every subsequent minute added with 50 cents for every page u surf!! the current exchange rate is rm3.50 to USD $1,so try to imagine how i felt!!

I pretty much stayed in the hotel room for the rest of the day as i was damned tired after spending 12 straight hours in the plane, i can tell you taking a poop in the sky is quite an experience lolz

And yea, one more thing, for dinner, i went into a chicken dinner restaurant 5 minutes away from the hotel and when i got my food, i was amazed at their godlike appetite!! half a chicken per person!! excluding the side meal of soup,salad,bread,and mashed potato!!! i could only finish a quarter of the chicken with all the side dishes, packed the rest for the next day!!

Well, the first part of my travel log is done!! haha stay tuned for more! please? :P

no entry?

i know there hasn't been any new entries for quite some time, and i guess i have zero readers now, but do not despair!! as i have found new blogging material, ideas are now flowing like my nose when i have a cold!!okay,, bad example, more like flowing like a water tap!! haha so be on a lookout for a new post people!!