Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Family Feista Treasure Hunt 2006

Last Saturday, Me, Weng Aun, Leou Jiun and Mani decided to team up for the first time to crack our head in this treasure hunt.

Organised by Eventusasia.com, this will be the first time ever i enter any proper treasure hunt. All 4 of us, except Weng Aun, has no prior experience in any of these motorised sports.

Number 8...didn't i tell you we felt lucky?

And so, after we went for the Explorace Final Prize Presentation, we headed to C&C at Mutiara Damansara for the briefing.

All looked so serious..chill la people!

For the first time, tulips to me meant other things. Tulips in this case refers to road markers. infact, a better explaination of tulips are the graphical representations of real
road features that you will encounter during your scheduled run, these
symbols will guide you to your check points and route checks as well as
indicate your treasure hunt stops. Drivers use these as
standard navigation tools.

Now, do you feel like a rally driver???

This is what happen if the Tulips are read wrongly..

Anyway, back to the hunt. Me, Mani and Weng Aun went for the briefing. Our designated driver, LJ, was still on holiday with her mum. So the 3 stooges, braving all the seriousness of seasoned treasure hunters, camwhored while the briefing was going on.

don't hate us because we're good looking...

Anyway, we went on to listen while other more experienced hunters went on with their own conversation much to the irritation of the person in charge and us, me, particularly. Don't they know how to shut up? Then again, they most probably knows more about treasure hunting and NO SWEAT activities better than me...

On Saturday morning at 6.30am, i went to Plaza Damas to meet up with the gang.

Early early morning already all blur...call us the Xploracers!

The first leg of the hunt was pretty straight forward, bringing us from Hartamas to Taman Tun, Damansara Perdana, Gleanmarie and then to Wet World Shah Alam.

I can't say that the questions was easy or tough, but in my opinion, there is more than one way to reason out to find the answer.

For example:

Clue 10 at TTDI, from RASTA till Honda Showroom.

Came Back to the Capital of Kedah.

The answer was : Kemac Sdn. Bhd.

Why is that so? Well, capital of Kedah is K. Came Back is actually telling you to read CAME the other way around...which is emac.

My answer was RASTA! I thought it was an anagram question. Capital of Kedah is Alor Star. so, i took the BACK of the capital, which is STAR and use the CAPITAL OF KEDAH, which is A on Alor Setar and form RASTA!.

This one i got it wrong, of course.

Then, there was one that we got it right, but with a different explanation.

Clue 24 at Gleanmarie shoplots along Jalan Batu 3.

Specialist found inside some open Guinness products

We hunted for anything Guinness and we found the signboard. There was nothing found inside the signboard of course, but if you do notice, only when you open a bottle of Guinness you will get the foam, or head. Right next to that signboard was a laundry with the word specialist.

So, it make sense that they were refering to that Laundry Shop called: Penguin Laundry Specialist.

We got this right. But the answer goes like this.

Specialist found inside some open Guinness products.

So, there you go...how to explain?

Anyway, out of 25 questions, we only managed to get 16 right. Some were pretty straight forward and some were open for debate, but who are we to debate about it when everyone else got it right? Ah...Green Horns! :)

Mani sweating if out for us at the gym...

Anyway, the most hilarious part was when we were supposed to buy treasures. Out of 4, we got 2 right.

Treasure 3 reads like this:

don't climb such a thing to get this treasure, though the brand name may suggest a shady nature, a love less five with bits fill the can to the brim, dark power i her must be the flavour to bring.

we bought...

make sense or not?

we got it wrong, the organisers meant...

yeah, the Aloe Blackcurrent drink...

Look, our guess was, reading along the line:(my reasons in ITALIC and BOLD)

don't climb such a thing to get this treasure, - tongkat ali can only be found in jungle and on cliffs...so, why climb when it's in the can?

though the brand name may suggest a shady nature, - again, isn't cafe a shady place?

a love less five with bits fill the can to the brim,- Now tell me, what is tongkat ali for again and if you look at the can of the drink, the coffee bean DO fill it to the brim!

dark power i her must be the flavour to bring - Dark power...black coffee with added zing...

And for Treasure 4...there is no dispute, we were stupid. We bought Dutchlady Coffee Milk as we thought that was what the organiser meant by "Creamy treasure" and "whatever size". The clue before that had us spell COFFEE.

Any size and must be COFFEE flavour what....

The answer was refering to:

Since when coffee and coffee mate is a CONFUSED TEAM???

yeah, since when they are a confused team? i thought they are the PERFECT team, as per how their advertisment goes?

Leg 2 of the race involve us going for a hunt in Hartamas Shopping Centre itself. All those that went there before knows how dead this place is...so...i guess this is a good publicity to make everyone aware of where in the world is this place.

Heck, i'll do them a favour.


Map of Hartamas Shopping Ctr


Anyway...out of 42 teams, we didn't even come close to be the 14th team, which received a voucher of RM50. Yeah, we're that bad. We totalled up both our leg 1 and 2 and we did not eceed 80 points out of 150 allocated max points.

But for first timer, we had more fun than some of the kiasu participants that refused to trade answers with us, except 2 teams which i know them personally. To them, you guys made it more enjoyable for us la...

And to my teammate...all i can say is, Thank you very much, you guys and girl rock to the max!

All single except me, apply within for interview/screening process.

more pics could be viewed at my lifelogger's album here: HERE!

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