This is a belated reflection which I should do last week. *guilty* (since there was no lecture on that week due to public holiday, so I did my reflection on what I did for tutorial.)
After the chinese new year break, on 25th there was no tutorial on thursday since Major Jasmy wanted to give us more time to prepare for our teaching aids and also for our multimedia project (HPA). We went to see Major Jasmy on wednesday, hoping to ask him about procedures to go to HPA. Fortunately, we saw him while we walking out from our class. Then, we went to consult him about HPA and the procedures to get into the forest because few of my coursemates went, but ended up wasting their time because the place was locked!
After we talked to Major Jasmy, he kindly called PPP for enquiry and talked to the person-in-charge for HPA. Within a short period, Major Jasmy confirmed and told us that what we need to do was: go to Pusat Ko-k on thursday morning, 8am. The person-in-charge will be there waiting for us. How happy!!! So, I thought things are settled and what we have to do is just go there tomorrow morning, get some photo shoots, and settle the editing after that.
The next morning, on 25th February 2010, the whole group of our tutorial went to pusat Ko-k at 8am. We went to the office and requested for going to HPA for some shooting. However, what we got was bad news! We MUST write a letter to them before they will approve and open the place for us to go in. We discussed, discussed but found no solution. Writing the letter seemed to be be the only way to get everything done by today. So, few of us went to pusat komputer at pusanika and wrote the letter, printed it and handed to the person-in-charge. Phew!!Everything was settled and few of us squeezed in Yana’s car to get to HPA. Thanks to her!! Else, I would take hours to reach there by foot.
My group which consists of Kavin, Lisa and me myself was the first group to get into HPA and we walked around HPA to get some photos and videos. I was shocked to see the “dead” HPA. Everything was in a mess, full of leaves and branches, being abandoned and limited attraction. I had higher expectation on HPA and thought that it will be a good place to carry out activities especially when Major Jasmy told us about the chalets that are available there.
As we walked and explored the surroundings, I heard babi hutan! How if they just come to attack us since we are intruding their place now? *scary moment* Lisa took pictures along the way while Kavin was holding the video camera that we have borrowed from faculty. I held the tripod and took some pictures using my phone camera. The obstacles were not well-maintained where they were all covered with leaves, branches and mud.
Actually they have good facilities such as flying fox, obstacle, climbing wall, chalet, camping area and big space. However, everything was not in good condition because not many people use them. Hence, when there is no demand, there will be no maintenance and renovation since they have no bugdet to do so.
Walking around HPA was hectic. Lots of mosquitoes, not the normal mosquitoes that we see. They were all around the place! Once you are static, they would stick to your body like magnet. Somemore, they are really big and heavy with blood in their body. Besides this, the whole journey of taking photos and videos was tiring, made me really exhausted (sweating like waterfall!).
Around 10 something, we left the place since we were done by then. Thus,me and lisa ‘tumpang’ Yana’s car, once again!That’s all for my first visit to HPA, a very special one.
Look at the ants! *goosebumps*
Nice kan? 🙂
Focus on the size!