My Favourite Sport

If I lived in New Zealand my favorite sport would have been bungee jumping :) Love it when it gives such a great adrenaline as if you’re flying into infinite space facing the most beautiful view the world has to offer. Ahh it’s PERFECT!

However as I only see myself living a boring place like USM Nibong Tebal campus, the only possible sport I am happy doing is cycling. I have got a red bicycle ever since I arrived here last year.. lalalala.. it had been 10 years before that when I had stopped riding a bicycle, and it was such an awesome opportunity to ride again here, thanks to great cycling society in this campus. So I’m proud to say my favorite sport is cycling!!!!!!

And apparently cycling is Bunny’s favorite sport too.

Though in most cases I’m the one who does the cycling while Bunny will just tumpang bonceng.. banyak cantik muka dia, but I wouldnt mind one, coz he’s only lightweight and he behaves nice when I bring him sightseeing outdoors.

Okay lah, and I admit I don’t go cycling as often as during previous semester (now that I own the Kelisa) but still, whenever I have the mood for it + lovely evening weather around 6-7pm, then I would just go flying with my super bike! :D

Normal path you can possibly go cycling inside USM campus is the one marked with red, it’s the outermost ring road spanning about 2.5km. Alternatively there are many other paths you can go experimenting with, through small roadways between faculty buildings, and what I love about this campus (despite being so deserted inside palm estate) is the flat land which makes it possible to cycle fast and free with the wind :) And at this particular hour, there’s no many cars on the road so it’s safe to cycle around.

Why do I love cycling? First, it gives me a great feeling having the wind blowing to my face. Second, it burns a good amount of calories and speeds up your metabolism rate without having to endure painfully tiring feeling like any other sports. Third, it tones up your thighs and gives you a firm ass :) Dont believe me? Read here. Ha now everyone wants to ride bicycle to have pretty thighs! ^_^

This evening I went cycling again with Bunny, after a few days down with flu I felt like gaining some energy with my bike, and I took the yellow path, from my hostel building in the top-right corner, I rode about 200m to the first checkpoint, and after that continued riding for another 700m to reach the 2nd checkpoint. After resting for 20 minutes at the 2nd checkpoint, I rode for 1.5 km going back.

OKlah, actually first checkpoint tu as we dropped by cafetaria to buy keropok lekor, then dropped by again at 2nd checkpoint at Nescafe vending machine at Civil School for an evening meal :)) Hehehe. That’s how I call a perfect sport session, no? ^_^

Oho and after the 1 hour good calorie-burning cycling session, it’s so good lah to wash yourself with refreshing body & skin care  like Adidas Action 3 range.

Project Alpha Season 2 is presented by Adidas Action 3 and supported by P1 and MAS.

USM Engineering Campus – Part 1

Oh yes Penang is one of Malaysia’s famous touristic places and has one of the biggest cities. The capital Georgetown is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site along with Malacca. It IS a very beautiful and historic place.


But you aren’t likely to feel you’re in Penang with all its fun when you actually find yourself living in the farthest spot from the city and nearest the border of Perak :(


Unless I didn’t choose to go for Engineering course and be placed in the Engineering campus in Nibong Tebal, I would instead have been delighted to be living in the island and center of the city in the main campus. Agh.

And some more, Nibong Tebal is purely a jungle than a town! No public transports come inside the campus, and the nearest town is Parit Buntar (yes, in Perak state actually). You have to call a taxi to bring you to bus station in Parit Buntar. Then again there’s no direct bus to Penang island crossing the bridge. You have to take one hour trip to Butterworth and take a ferry to Georgetown. Yes, FERRY!!!!!!!! It sounds fun only if you just take ferry, not those very long journey that simply makes you feel as if you’re traveling to another state. I was in the main campus last week to do the medical checkup since our campus here doesn’t do X-ray thing, and USM provides shuttle bus to go there actually, but only 2 trips per day, 8.30 am from Eng campus and come back at 11am from main campus, and 3pm from Eng campus and come back 5pm from main campus. Thing is, I MISSED the morning bus!! T_____T And since there’s no other free day to go, and I had my classmate Fiona with me, we decided to turn it into an adventure and took taxi, bus, and ferry to go there. It took damn hours to really reach there instead of 1 hour by shuttle bus (use bridge, like many other cars do, and I still can’t understand why no public bus goes there by bridge). But we managed to catch the return bus at 5pm, fortunately. One day of traveling to Penang, and you say we’re living in Penang? BTW Nibong Tebal to Georgetown are at leats 35km apart.

OK, nevermind that. I just have to get used to the fact I’ll be living in the jungle for at least one year. It’s not too bad, actually. Think nature, no noise and air pollution. Coz here in this campus everyone is riding a bicycle. I have never seen lots of bike users like this in any other place in Malaysia before. It’s like a new discovery :)

One of the many bikes

One of the many garages in the hostel area (we call it Desasiswa here, = Student Village).


My bike!!!!! :D :D Who would have thought that I ended up riding bicycle again lol. Oh yes, Coffeebeanie, it's red color ;) How come did you guess PINK?? :o

bicycle path

Path for bicycle only to go to school buildings. I can't remember if I have seen such environment and biking society in other places in Malaysia before. For a moment, I thought I was in Holland instead of Nibong Tebal :))

bicycle path

Palm trees, lakes.. (though seen in picture is rather a flooded field after a rainy day). Hmmm yes as you can see we really live in a jungle.

lembaran blok 1

Desasiswa Lembaran Blok 1

My hostel building. My room is at the top level, no lift, hence another means of exercise apart of the bike. I live a healthy life now!! :P I have 3 roomates here, well USM hostel here is not as “posh” as UIA hostel I was living in past years, but trust me, it isn’t too bad either. I guess I’ll survive here for one year. Or actually, my course seems to last for 1.5 years. Agh.