March 22, 2010

Love the Putrajaya Hot Air Balloon and Fireworks!

Alright, I like fireworks and if it means that there are some glowing hot air balloon at the same time that is held once a year then, why not take some time to go right? I hadn't gone to the show last year, which was also the first time it was held in Malaysia. So I took the opportunity to go this year, which is only held for 4 days from 18th Mar - 21st Mar. 

I went to the Night Glow on 20th Mar to, well, as you can see, the Night Glow. LOL! Then there's the fireworks, so it's my kinda thing. I know that the Night Glow will only be on Saturday night according to the itinerary from the website and I had planned to go there with someone since two weeks ago. First with B-bunz but found out last minute that he had to work on Saturday and then planned to go with a girlfriend but since she wasn't invited to the CLEO Workshop the same day, she didn't find the need to come all the way to Putrajaya.

Then, there were some friends from my personal Facebook who said they were going and invited me along but one of them is going with her boyfriend so I turned the offer down coz I didn't want to be a third wheel. Finally, I brought up the idea to my parents and then they thought it would be fun to bring everybody together which means the 5 of us and our 2 maids. But then, last minute, my brothers bailed, the maids got into a misunderstanding and didn't want to follow and so I just went with my mom. 

Yup, my mom is very sporting. Plus, she knew I am not feeling very well mentally and physically so she decided to just entertain me. I needed to get my mind off some things. There were some things bugging me and my system. 

We arrived at Precint 2, Putrajaya by 8 something. I tried to take some photos but sadly, my camera does not produce great photos at night compared to the other photographers, lugging their DSLR in front of my face. I was going to say, "Fine. I know you have a bloody DSLR, just stop shoving it in front of my face!" *Jealous mode* LOL!

Marching Band

Since we arrived quite late already, it wasn't too long after that that we saw the fireworks. Before that, we saw a line going for the balloon ride (which took like 5 minutes going 50 feet up in the air before slowly coming down) and mom excitedly told me she want to ride and we were giggling like 7 year-olds trying to find out how to ride. Our excitement were quickly doused when we were told that some people was seen queuing for the tickets at 5am. Oh my goodness! Five in the freaking morning! Sorry, not for me... LOL!

After I took some more photos of the glowing balloons (and trying very hard not to climb over the barrier so I can get closer to the glowing balloons), mom went to buy those battery operated blinking Mickey Mouse headbands for the ones at home. And I bought the battery operated blinking light bubble gun. LOL! I love bubbles. There was one time, when I actually asked B-bunz to buy the scented bubbles they sell in Toys R' Us. What? I like to feel cute sometimes...

Yeay! Fireworks!

And right after we bought those, the fireworks came out. Weeeeeee~~ I love 'em. My mom loved 'em. We were standing side by side laughing and giggling like 7 year-olds again. LOL! I must look quite retarded. And then some foreign guy came and snap a photo of us both before walking off. He must be thinking the same thing too.

Look at that crowd! And this is just 1/4 of it!

Well, I guess this experience is enough for me. I just don't feel very comfortable with a huge crowd like that. And I do mean, HUGE crowd. I also don't think the arrangements of the hot air balloons for the glow session is very good. They're concentrated at too small an area. And because of that, I couldn't take the Darth Vader shaped balloon. However, for those who don't mind the crowd or want some fun times with the kids, this is the place to be. Many kids are in awe at the balloons and so excited with the things being sold.

Well, whatever sways your boat, I say.


Bluecrystaldude said...

LOL! I kinda like the botak balloon with a spec! That's so creative! Hehe. Oh, DSLR monsters (what some of them are calling themselves) always here and there. Jealous! Oh, I do have a DSLR, but I left it at home. Hehe. My room seems to be a favorite spot for breaking in, I rather not jeopardize the sake of my camera with them. Huh

Bluecrystaldude said...

=-O =-O =-O

Razz Momma said...

love the fireworks doll. the photos looks nice.. :) lol.. u n ur bubbles.. u should've rode the balloon and let us in with more photos hon.. anyways, miss ur mom! tell her i said hi! ;)

Razz Momma said...

oh forgot.. lotsa :* :* :* :* :* :* :* :* :* for her!

Mariuca said...

8-) 8-) 8-) 8-)

Mariuca said...

The balloons look awesome, I did not think they'd look this great! Thanks for sharing Bella, enjoy your week.. :* :* :* :*

Bella Enveeus said...

Ahha! You have a DSLR which means you also call yourself the "monster" is it? :-P Reminds me of cooking monster.. The thing is, everywhere I turn everyone's with a DSLR camera. Is it the "in" thing to own one or something? Oh yeah, you should be careful then that you've got people breaking in your room.. Better get all valuables out of the way.. Something like that is not cheap woooo

Bella Enveeus said...

What? I love bubbles.. So sue me! :-D :-D I wish I could ride the balloon.. But I also hate queuing just for the sake of that.. And my smart mom was teaching me to go make friends with one of the "insider" and ask to get free rides. LOL! My crazy mom.. :-D :-D :-D

Bella Enveeus said...

Will tell her.. Thanks deary

Bella Enveeus said...

I think when they take off into the sky in the day, you can see how nice they look like.. The night pictures from me does not do justice to how huge and cool they look.. Thanks for dropping by Marzie! ;)

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