After the Johnnie Walker Circuit Night, I was so exhausted! Especially when I had a morning event at Sunway Lagoon, I was knocked out pretty fast. But, boy, it was worth getting up at 7am!
As we were driving to the Sunway Hotel Carpark, we saw a huge crowd outside the entrance to Sunway Lagoon. Apparently some Family Day was being held on the same day, same place! Thank goodness we were quite early and easily found a parking lot!
Almost everyone kept asking me whether Dee was my sister! Well, that’s probably because we both French braided our hair and wore white cropped tops, shorts and slipper.
After the registration, we were ushered to a private area with wooden tables and chairs near Zazu Beach Bistro. They set up some of their Kiss Me makeup products and mirrors on each table where we did our own makeup while some of the inexperienced ladies had the Kiss Me girls to do their makeup.
Waterproof Mascara, Waterproof Liquid Liner and Waterproof Gel Liner by Kiss Me
After using their cleansing lotion and face powder on my eyes, I did my usual double winged eyeliner using their waterproof gel liner and liquid liner on top. After that, I curled my lashes and used minimal mascara on the top and bottom lashes. After we were done, Dee and I went over to Sui Ying and Angie’s table to chit chat while waiting. We were discussing on why didn’t Kiss Me provide us sunscreen or maybe BB cream with SPF which we found out why during the first challenge.
After a short while, we were briefed by the Head Marshal and led to Lake Kariba for our very first challenge! (He initially wanted us to jump into the REAL LAKE with super dirty water and fishes as our first challenge) We had to decide our team name (Theme: Any living creature in the water) and war cry there and then! We were so excited! We thought and thought, at first we came up with funny creatures like Pufferfish, Seahorses.. And then we finally chose Catfish! We didn’t want a fancy pansy or long war cry, so our simple war cry was ‘Catfish, Catfish, MEOOWWW!’ All of the marshals at the various checkpoints looked at us weirdly whenever we performed our war cry….
The first person in our team will automatically be the team leader, says the Head Marshal. Tsk. Dee was in front, so she became our Captain!
Dee – Combat Baby (Captain)
Amber – Firelyamber
Sui Ying – SuiyingK
Angie – NgieBear
The captains had to jump into Lake Kariba, swim around to get the KissMe Sunkiller Perfect Strong sunscreen and see the marshal nearby. There were so many girls, it was a little difficult for Combat Baby. Especially when she was at the far edge of the pool. The first team who got to the marshal won 10 points! Lucky them..
After that, we were given an envelope and further briefed while we were applying the sunscreen we have obtained from Lake Kariba. We didn’t had much time so we just simply applied everywhere we could on each other while listening to the marshal’s instructions. We had to get back to the meeting point at 12.40pm, giving us about an hour to complete our checkpoints.
When he pressed the horn, all the girls just disappeared into the big sea of people. We opened the envelope and quickly devised a strategy. YEP, WE ACTUALLY PLANNED FIRST. We quickly head over to the Surf Beach entrance to get a map The first map we took was in Tamil, we were so blur. LOL. Anyway, we laid down the map and started to pin point the 8 possible checkpoints. This must be some effect from me and Combat Baby’s gaming lifestyle, making us such competitive strategists.. Lololol.
I was the navigator, so everyone followed me. Even if I walked to the wrong place. 😛
Check Point 1 – Kayaking
*Two teammates has to kayak to make an infinity sign around the two floats in the lake.
SuiyingK and Ngiebear did the kayaking while Combat Baby and I took a second look at the map and planned where to go next.
While I was concentrating on the map, Combat Baby told me that the other two catfish were rocking the kayak like a pro!
Check Point 2 – ATV Ride
We went to the wrong way, actually walking to the ATV trail, thinking the checkpoint is somewhere there, but after a while, we all felt it wasn’t the right place, it hit me. I remembered where the ATV checkpoint was. Luckily, we didn’t have to go on the ATV Ride, saving us quite a lot of time, we performed our war cry to the marshal and headed to our next check point.
Combat Baby: Tsk! You come here very often, don’t you?
Hehe, my last visit to Sunway Lagoon was sometime last year, so I remembered how to get to certain places. Extra advantage. 😀
Check Point 3 – Creepy Crawlies (Rimba)
We knew we were going to an insect zoo.. But we didn’t really think about what we were gonna do there. When the marshal uncovered the box …. All of us just yelled out simultaneously.
*Each member has to find two Scrabble alphabets from a container filled with a couple of Madagascar Hissing Cockroaches. Then spell out the word with the alphabets found.
Okay, I made it sound so easy. LOL. Being the competitive strategists, team work was probably our strongest point. SuiyingK and Firelyamber would search for the alphabets and place it furthest away from the insects for Ngiebear and Combat Baby before searching for ourselves. The cockroaches made a lot of noise but they don’t bite or anything.
After that, we had to put back the letters for the net team. We made sure it was hidden underneath the a bunch of cockroaches. HEHE.
Check Point 4 – Davy Jones’ Locker
*Ride the Pirate’s Revenge!
I always hated this ride because of how tight they squash you with those protection stuff. They pressed onto half of my boobs and my rib cage. Yes, yes.. I know it’s for safety reasons, but it is the reason why I’d want to puke after the ride. ):
Anyway, we were having conversations during the ride. AMAZING. I don’t know how we did it, but we did. Minimal screamos and proper conversations. But when we were almost upside down, we screamed. When we got down, I think we completely forgot what we were talking about. The only bit I remembered was we were discussing on why we are having conversations during a ride. Then after the ride, we complained about why didn’t we strategize during the ride? Haha. Hahah. Competitive bitches, huh? 😛
Check Point 5 – Scream Park
We were initially looking for the native-related checkpoint but ended up going to the Scream Park first. We sought the marshal and jumped the queue at the entrance of Horrorwood Studios 2: The Zombie Apocalypse.
*Walk through the Scream Park.
This time round, SuiyingK said she was easily scared, so Combat Baby and Ngiebear held her tightly as we went along the route. I experienced the same layout of that scream park, so I had a rough idea of what goes on in there (What a cheat, gee, but I didn’t give tips to my teammates. HEH), so I led the way. It was so, so dark. Almost complete darkness, I swear. I was the blind leading the scared and screaming blind. While leading the way, the smoke played tricks on me, making illusions of human figures occasionally on my left and front. Other than that, it was all good. The girls at the back got the most jump scares.
Check Point 6 – Stupid Native Weapon
We finally figured that it was the Tomahawk. The Red Indian named Abachi was a mischievous little red Indian. We had a choice to ride the Tomahawk or solve the Rubik’s Cube. We chose the Tomahawk, but then realized it was a hassle, so we opted for the Rubik’s Cube. We only had to solve 1 side, so it was relatively easy. I remembered partially on how to solve it, so I followed Combat Baby’s advice – Try to remember as I do and successfully managed to solve one side. Abachi kept pressuring me, my mind almost went blank!
Check Point 7 – Puoooonggg!
It took us a while to find the marshal. Who would’ve known the marshal was dressed in a smoking hot animal skin outfit with face paint!
*Ride the Vuvuzuela
The hot marshal said we had 10 minutes left and the only way to get the stamp from her is to ask for permission to cut queue and be the first in line.
No shit was given at 12.30pm, Firelyamber took the lead and excused her team all the way to the top. I must have said ‘Excuse Me’ at least 30 times, with Combat Baby echoing ‘Excuse me, event’ and showing our event band. They were all definitely mad at us.. Luckily the person in charge let us go first! We were so lucky, I swear! Till now, I still feel so bad that we cut a long, long, longgggggggggg queue.
The Vuvuzuela was fun! SuiyingK was right, this was the best way to end our race even though we missed out 1 checkpoint.
Meeting The Head Marshal
We were the first to get back to see the Head Marshal. After he counted our stamps, we were free to go freshen up, change our clothes and head into the bistro for lunch. Luckily we were on time! We found out later that points would be deducted for every minute passed 12.40pm.
Just before we went to change. Make up still looks good. :O (WATERPROOF MAKEUP SO *OP)
Lunch & Pampering Session
They had croissants, rice, chicken curry and etc. I loved the croissant. It was really delicious.
Nail Parlour Section
After we ate, Dee and I did our manicures. I guess I was unlucky, I got an inexperienced nail artist, I couldn’t really hear her.. Neither could I understand what I could or could not do.. Oh well..
Mine on the left (So plain huh? I should have just told her I wanted a French Manicure.. Dee wanted to do her nails for Tiesto that night, so her nails were all about glitter.
After our manicures, we went over to the photo booth to take pictures.
Me and Yuki (Left); Dee, me, Sui Ying and Angie (Center); Me and Dee (Right)
At about 3, they were ready to announce the winners of the race. 2 consolation prizes, 3rd, 2nd and 1st place. Guess what!!!!!
Team Catfish won first place!
WOO! My teammates thought I was crazy when I responded to the MC. I was so positive and confident, I blurted out fierce replies to the MC.
MC: Which team do you think it is?
Me: TEAM 14!!!!!!
MC: I don’t see any Team 14 here..
Me: DON’T LIE. IT’S TEAM 14!
MC: Well.. CONGRATULATIONS, GRAND PRIZE GOES TO TEAM 14!
Team Catfish ヽ(*・ω・)ﾉ
Sui Ying, me, Deirdre & Angie
We were all so exhilirated! Sui Ying also mentioned it was her first time winning something! We were all so happy. I guess our strategy worked. 😀
After all the excitement, we took a group photo, split the hamper among the 4 of us and Dee and I left early because she had to go for Tiesto.
Many thanks to Manoah Consulting and Kiss Me for this wonderful experience.
Most photographs credits to Kiss Me
Other photographs taken with Samsung Galaxy S4.
My makeup still looks great huh? Even after half day of running.
Despite how good my makeup looks after a day of sweating around, I was super tired. It’s good to just go all out once in a while, considering how I don’t exercise as much.
Till the next entry! (:
I’ll do another post about what I’ve got from the prize hamper and goodie bag!