Wednesday, August 3, 2011

The Farm

When I first received a message on Facebook about a video workshop from Lisan, who is from The Star newspaper, I thought it was a spam because most letters I receive are from my e-mail inbox itself.

Nontheless, I checked out their website, And I decided to go for the 3D 2N workshop. Best decision ever!

Our workshop was held at 'The Farm' in Negeri Sembilan. If you're looking for a quiet place to hold retreats, camps, and other events, this is the place to go.

Lets take a tour round the farm, shall we?

The Farm is run by Uncle Andrew who lives there and takes care of all the animals and plants. Yes, it is a REAL farm. Not like some crappy place where they have only a tiny chicken coop and call it a 'farm'.

I really like this place as well as the Uncle here because he even lets us go fishing by his pond and gave us some sticks, strings, and hook!

Yes, its not exactly one of the best equipments you could possibly use to catch a fish, but with a bit of bread as a bait, we could actually catch fish! I couldn't believe it! It was so easy to catch a fish there because either there's too many fishes in the pond, or the fishes there are plain stupid.

Heck, I caught 3 fishes and that's already considered as a lot of fish to me because whenever I go fishing with a PROPER fishing rod and use SQUID as bait, I'd usually catch at most 2 or none at all. But this time, I only used a stick, some string and a piece of bread as bait and I already caught 3 fishes within the first hour!

I laugh whenever a noob fisher actually catches a fish for the first time and freaks out because he/she didn't know how to take the hook out of the fish while its flapping about on the ground helplessly.

That's why it REALLY freaked the girls out when I felt a tug from my string and yanked it out of the water in a split second while the flapping fish lands right next to their feet. HAHAHA!!!

You should've seen the look on their faces when they saw how I removed the hook from the fish. Whenever I unhook a living fish, I'd put it on the ground, step on it so that it can't move and I just remove the hook from its mouth. Simple as that.

But I think the girls almost went faint when I stepped on the fish.

The Farm is also the home to many of our furry friends around the place. Aww... look at the little rabbit. Isn't it cute?

AAAWWWWW........ it makes me wanna snuggle them too!!

In the morning, the roosters won't shut up and keeps crowing till we wake up!

So to take revenge upon them, we had to eat their wives/hens! MUAHAHAHAHA!!!!

OK, that sounds messed up. But its true, all the meat that we had throughout the entire camp came straight from this very farm. That means the chicken were freshly slaughtered and the fish were caught straight from the pond! Pretty cool, huh?

I even recognize some of the fruits served from the fruit trees I saw in the area like the guavas!

Although we were surrounded by plenty of nice and healthy fruit trees, guests are strictly forbidden to pluck any fruits because it will damage the trees if everybody does that. So if you really wanna pluck any fruits, its probably best to get Uncle Andrew's permission first.

I've never seen so many jackfruits all my life!

This proves that I'm definitely no Kampung girl. I had no idea that baby jackfruits LOOKED like that.

This is a Dragonfruit plant. You can see why its named after a dragon because of its 'spiky' skin. It turns a hot pink once its ripe and ready to eat. Its a pretty AND yummy fruit, mind you.

A funny story about Durians; I've been eating durians all my life and I've never seen a Durian tree before. Since I've heard that The Farm has plenty of Durian trees around and we are allowed to pick up the Durians we find on the ground, I wandered about the ENTIRE place looking for just ONE Durian tree.

You know what was the dumbest part?

After much searching, looking up at all the tall trees I see while sweating bullets, I found a durian on the floor so I looked at the tree next to it. It then dawned upon me that I was surrounded by Durian trees the whole time and there I was going around all those Durian trees like an idiot wondering when would I ever find one =.=

Nom noming on Durians! Yumm.....

We even found a ball so we played Captain Ball!

Because The Farm isn't located near a busy town or anything, its a great place to go Star-gazing. Just remember to bring mosquito repellent if you plan to do so though. Otherwise, you'll be eaten alive rather than 'watch the stars'.

From the Dormitory, you get a good view of the place; from the garden to the pond!

The dormitory is big enough to fit about 15 people... I think. It may not be air conditioned, but I can guarantee that its pretty cold at night. Trust me, I'm the kind of person who loves the cold and I thought it was gonna be warm at night. So, I only wore shorts and a t-shirt and man, was it cold! Especially when it was raining!

You only need to put the fan at low power just to keep the air ventilation. Other than that, it will be cold enough to doze off at night.

In the dormitory, I found this switch that said 'NO TOUCHY'. I wonder what does it do...

Oh yeah, I'll be sure to blog about our videography workshop on my next post so don't forget to drop by soon!

In the meantime, lets find out what does this button do...



  1. Hey. Uncle said he doesnt slaughter his chickens.(:

  2. Oops! Sorry, I assumed that's how the chickens are killed. How does he kill it then??


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