Solo Trip to Aussie #Perth….. Day 1

March 20th 2012
Landed safely at Perth International Airport (T1) at 05.20 AM with AirAsia D7236, hmmm this is my first step in to another continent. I oversleep at the plane, so i haven’t praying shubuh, i just woke up right before landing time. i need to pass the immigration counter as fast as i could, coz i need to heading to prayer room immediately. Line up with other passengers, i found another muslimah passenger also followed the line far away behind me. As usual, i got nervous and there was butterflies in my stomach,one of the officer manages the passenger to make the line before entering immigration counter, the officer at the queue gave me a paper, which stated some code while other passenger didn’t get it. Ok, let’s passed what waiting for me, then after standing at the line for 15 minutes the officer called me to the counter.
IO= Immigration Officer
IO: purpose?
Me: holiday
IO: how long you’ll stay at Australia?
Me: A week.
IO: you stated at your items to declare that you bring some foods from your country?
Me: Yup, only noodles and bread.
IO: what kind of noodles?
Me: Just instant noodles, do i have to show you my noodles?
IO: Ok, no need, welcome to Australia, enjoy your holiday. (stamp my passport)
Me: Thanks
Fiuhhhhh, the butterflies goes away. Before leaving the immigration counter, you need to go to Exit door, where another officers already waiting you for checking your baggage, this time 2 beautiful lady officers waiting for me.
IO1: Morning!!!
Me: Morning *smile brightly (please make it fast, i want to go to prayer room)
IO2: Do you bring any food, in your baggage?
Me: Yes, only noodles and bread.
IO1: Please open your baggage and show me your food *also with bright smile
Me: No problem ( i opened up my Red Backpack, and show them everything inside the bag)
IO2: Please stretch your hand and facing me ( now she holding a black stick like a scanner, and scanning my body)
Me: (holding my breath, please make it fast, and let me go) is everything ok?
IO1: (Still busy with my bag, scanning whole sides, and she closed my bag carefully)
IO2: (Busy with paper checklist) traveling alone?
Me: Yes
IO1: Ok finished, thank you for your cooperation, have a good day.
IO2: Have a good day.
Me: Thank you.
Alhamdulillah, escaped from immigration, I’m heading to prayer room, at the corner arrival hall T1. After praying, heading to vodafone counter for purchasing micro SIM card for my IPad, so for next 7days i’ll be connecting to the internet. The big bald man standing at the counter. Filling out the registration form, and the guy explain some instruction and told me to pay AUD $ 30, although some of his words i couldn’t understand, coz he talked so fast with his British accent which made me blank. Restart my iPad then voilaaa, straight to foursquare apps, and made check in at Perth International Airport T1. Before leaving T1 i need to clean up my face and change my clothes coz i look really horrible.

Perth Airport Shuttle Bus

 Around 7.30 AM at local time i’m headed to T2 by Free Shuttle Bus, the orange bus with “CONNECT” logo. You have to asked the driver whether the bus headed to T2 or T3, coz the shuttle bus for each terminal had the same appearance, so ensure the destination by asked it first. It took 10mins from T1 to T2, alight at the bus stop, then i found bus stop for Transperth Bus no.37, it’s time for finding the luggage locker. I asked the security at the bus lane about it, he point to the outside area close to parking lot. The luggage locker at Perth Airport operated by Smarte Carte, they operated different size type, i choose the medium for 8 hours which cost $10, then paid the fee with my $20 bills, then i got the change. This machine was very simple, you just need to follow the instruction at the screen, don’t forget to take out the receipt then rewrite your locker PIN, in case you lost the receipt, the PIN needed to unlock your luggage  locker while you taking out your baggage. Going back to the bus stop and waiting for Transperth Bus no.37, make sure to download the bus time table, cause some buses had different destinations although it had the same number. After waiting for another 10 minutes , Transperth bus no.37 finally came then i was heading to Kings Park. Continue reading

1N2D Short Transit in Malay

17 March 2012

After completing my Korean Class at KCCI, I’m heading to Gambir Railway Station to meet up with Fenny my dorm mate, I told her to bring my backpack to Station, coz i have to go to airport right away, although my flight schedule at 6.50 PM WIB. While waiting her i got lunch at Hoka Hoka bento, yups i’m about to die, too hungry i mean. 😀

30 minutes later Fenny arrived with my Red Backpack, she looks exhausted, i felt really sorry to trouble her. Finishing my lunch, then Fenny send me off to Damri bus station, and i get on the bus, lucky me, there was still empty seat at front row. As always, I fall asleep until the bus reach the airport. Arrived at the airport heading to Mushalla Terminal 3 Soekarno Hatta Airport for praying ashar, then straight move to check in counter for document checking, after short check and filling up immigration card, I’m heading to second floor to terminal gate.

There was no queue in front of immigration counter, so I ended up heading to charger station, and recharge all my gadget about 1 hour. For spent 1 hour in there, I started searching allkpop website and found that CNBLUE already launch new MV for new single “Still In Love”, while listening this song i can’t hide my smile looking at Jonghyun and Jonghwa with their guitar, such a talent boy, this song beyond my imagination, usually Yonghwa only made the cheerful song, but this song was absolutely different.

Finished watching their MV, i started open my PlayerEx on Ipad and watching variety show 1N2D celebrity Special Episode with Kim Haneul ,Choi Ji Woo, and another actrees. i really love this variety show cause the theme also about traveling, although most of their destinations at remote area in South Korea i’m still lovin’ it. finishing ep 205, then moving to immigration counter and stand on the line with other passengers and get annoyed by an old man that keep staring at me. As always i’m getting nervous when the immigration officer, checked and scanned my passport, then felt relieved when i got stamp on passport page. This is also my first trip to KL by myself and didn’t have any plan what i’m going to do in KL during my transit days.

Local time still at 05.20 PM then i wasted my time with creating first post about my preparation solo trip to Aussie, while time for praying maghrib came, i left my baggage to female passenger which sat beside me. The mushalla at waiting room Terminal 3 not really crowded, so i could praying right away. Dear Allah, i hope my solo trip got blessing from You. Finished my worship then heading back to my seat again. At 06.50 PM there was announcement for passenger flight number QZ 7694 ready to depart then whole passengers made another line to the gate departure including me. Showing my boarding pass to AirAsia officer and got stamp in there. I just realize my seat number at plane was 18B and it means i’m in the middle. i didn’t like sit in the middle. What makes me really not enjoyed this flight was because the person whose sat in the right and left me was all men :(. During 2 hours travel time to Kuala Lumpur i slept tightly again.

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