Archive for July, 2007

A Trip to Papua New Guinea

I had implementation project in PNG on early July, then I started to pack things for this. Visa Request has been approved (Rp 1,500,000 for this stamp), and Jakarta to PNG tickets have been issued. Do you know the ticket price? USD 1600 for CGK-SIN-POM-LAE and trip back again.

Flight from Singapore to Port Moresby took 6 hours and 30 minutes. It was a night flight and I thought I could sleep well in the plane but apparently I couldn’t. Sitting in economy class was exhausting, legs couldn’t move freely and sadly I sat on the middle. So my advise is you should ask for aisle for long flight. Just slept intermittently every 1 hour because the flight attendances offered meals and drink and blanket. The interesting thing was we were shown flight animation including speed and altitude. Finally I knew that my plane flew at 860 km/h at 10000 m altitude and outside temperature is -40 celcius degrees. That’s way the cabin pressure and humidity must be maintained.
Arriving in Port Moresby International Airport, I thought it was near the harbour city, but by reading the map I knew that I had landed 7 miles outside city. Still have to wait for 6 hours before next flight.. really boring waiting in departure lounge.

Inside the plane, packed with most of local people (and interestingly wore sandals), 45 minutes flight was not to long compared to my previous flight. Finally arrived at airport without automatic running rubber for baggage. All stuffs just threw from truck to arrival area. Lae/Nadzab International Airport is 30 minutes away from city center.
Air Nuigini at Port Moresby Airport

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Cool Transformers

My rating: 10 of 10

It’s a special day in any young man’s life when he gets his first car. The day gets all the more special when it turns out it’s not a car at all, but a robot in disguise. Luckily for Sam Witwicky, his new ride is one of the robots out to defend Earth (Autobots) and not destroy it (Decepticons). It will take a mighty battle involving all sorts of military might to keep the bad robots from ruining everything.

No word can describe Transformer movie better than AWESOME. Directed by Michael Bay and executive producers by Steven Spielberg, what are you thinking of. A movie packed with action, hi-tech fantasy, and a little comedy, and brought to you by best talents of holliwood. Watching this movie sensation is similar with watching Matrix and Independence Day, a very fresh in ideas and created with passion.

The screenplay is a bit fast switching, but I think that would bring cool-effect to audience. Just sit and relax to watch it. Very recommended and thanks even I could watch it before premiered in US.