Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Whirlwind weekend

Its not often that i go anywhere without the family. i'm too much of a worry-wart to leave the people under my care on their own for too long & too comfortable a 'katak-bawah-tempurung' to take on the world alone lol. but sometimes the work demands that i leave, and leave i must even if it is with a heavy heart.

The jabatan seem to be pretty serious about implementing the 5ses and had arranged a 3-day working trip (6 - 8th Feb) to jkr kelantan for the lot of us to check on how the people down there (or is it up?) were doing it. jkr kelantan had already obtained their 5s certification last year and was actually in the midst of their annual audit at the time of our visit.

Turns out our group from bkub had the largest number of representatives, probably bcos our place is a nightmare of files, documents & paperwork (what do you expect from a section that churns out tenders & contracts almost on a daily basis?). bkub alone formed an additional convoy of 4 SUVs.

1 plus 4.

We assembled early saturday morning right in front of the state secretariat and pushed off as scheduled. the route of choice was gua musang and it made me a little sad that bcos of time constraint, i couldnt peek in on the cikgu when we stopped for coffee break right beside institut perguruan tengku afzan, kuala lipis. it would have been nice to sneak a hug from the cikgu.. this mama missed her huggable muggable teddy ;D

The feisty beaver in Kuala Lipis.. 'me likeee your slippers' !!

The restaurant owner was chummy with this cute little beaver and while we enjoyed our hot kopi kaw & frothy teh tariks, he became the centre of atrraction with his funny little antics .

Cooling off at Masjid Kg Keroh, Kuala Krai.

Stops were made only for solat & nature calls and we made it to kota bharu by 4pm.

So started a series of briefings & taklimats.. and a hefty dose of makan2 and ronda2 lol. sadly, the schedule was pretty tight and w/out my own wheels i couldnt go about as i would have wished. since golfman is temangan born (with MIL hailing from ketereh & FIL from peringat), it would have been nice to drop in on a few makciks & pakciks.. and i was also itching to breeze over to pakmat's at bachok and catch up on the latest. tapi apa kan daya, it'll have to wait till next time.


Masjid Jubli Perak aka Masjid 3 Benua, Rantau Panjang.

A small token of appreciation to our gracious hosts for the talk & tour.

The exterior & interior of Masjid 3 Benua.

Ferry Operation, JKR Unit Feri Pengkalan Kubor.

An enlightening Operations brief by the unit chief. did you know the captain of the ferry is called a 'serang'?

Entrance to Pengkalan Kubor Jetty & the equivalent in Tak Bai.

Border Stations @ Pengkalan Kubor & Tak Bai respectively (with yours truly & her anak buahs lol).

The JKR ferry steadfastly chug chugging along.

Malaysian Ferry alongside the Thai Ferry.

The Malaysian Jetty & Thai Jetty

Taklimat 5S JKR Kelantan, Kota Bharu.

The briefing @ the conference room was to a full house.

The PP presentation.

The office rounds.

Sudut 5s - BKUB, JKR Kelantan

The extensive taggings & labellings.. even for the light fixtures!!

The MAKAN2.. yummy!!

Other than the usual nasi kerabu & nasi berlauk, theres also nasi tumpang.

Popia stadium & pulut mangga.

The refreshments provided.. one of many.

Serunding of hajjah wan sabariah @ pasir mas.

And the RONDA2 ;p

The Sitting Buddha.

The Sleeping Buddha

Sunny day @ Rantau Panjang

Teman sekenderaan ku ;p

Business is brisk here in kelantan.

Of course theres no end to shopping opportunities when theres places like pasar siti khadijah, wisma mpkb, wakaf che yeh, pengkalan kubor, rantau panjang to name a few.. so it wouldnt be of any surprise that we left kelantan with hardly any legroom left (or headroom either lol) in our respective vehicles hehehe.

The fruits of our labour.. eh bukan labour, ronda2 lol!!

It was indeed a whirlwind weekend hehehe :D


Ordinary Superhero said...

Kak, how cud you passed by my hometown without paying toll? ha ha ha..

June Malik said...

apsal tak bring back the beaver??? nice to have u back!!

pakmat said...

..and how could you be in KB without informing me..lord of Bachok..? how could you, justi..will there be a next time?..

Justiffa said...

Ha ah ek, OS pun orang sana gak kan? & toll pun bole.. except that it really was a packed 3 days. naik pusing kepala akak di buatnye!!!! -_-'

Justiffa said...

Woooh june... that critter certainly was a feisty one, x padan dgn kecik. terloncat-loncat, not a timid bone in its little body hehehe!! and yup its nice to be back, tq ;D

Justiffa said...

Tu la pakmat..i was thinking of you & bachok tapi keadaan tak mengizinkan. insyallah dipanjangkan umur, the 2 families shall meet :D

Anonymous said...

assalamualaikum, auntie..

what a lengthy entry! no wonder you're so quiet these few days..hehehe..anyways, i'm in terengganu.if there's a next visit in kb, drop by, ok?

Justiffa said...

W'salam MiSsieZ :D trengganu kat mane ek? my stepmom org kijal but now residing in KT so ada jugak la sedara mara aunty kat sane.. ntah2 sumwhere near u ;)

Tu la kan.. when people suddenly turn all quiet, they're usually up to something hehehe so hati2 la dgn ur students ;p