Category Archives: Le Sport

Peak to Peak Indoor Wall Climbing

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Myself, Nia, and Feby visited Peak to Peak Indoor Wall Climbing (Ruko Sutera Niaga 1 no 18, Alam Sutera, Tangerang) on 17 August 2017 with little knowledge of climbing things, because it was our very first experience 😀 *Nia and Feby are my friends in Geology-ITB 2009.

Sabi, Nia, Feby @ Peak to Peak Indoor Wall Climbing

You should pay IDR95K (non-member) at the first floor and they will provide you : harness, locking carabiner, climbing ropes, chalk (to keep your fingers and palms dry, which helps you avoid slipping), also rock climbing shoes (flexible shoes with grippy soles). Don’t forget to bring your own socks and wear clothes which offer comfort and mobility (stretch).

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You can store your shoes / sandals in shoes shelves on the first floor and keep your bag safe in the free lockers on the fourth floor. If you are hungry or thirsty, you can buy some food and drink in the first floor.

This indoor wall climbing space is not really big, but there is not a lot of people there. They have several different grades between walls. I can only conquer the very easy, easy, and quite easy walls, with some help from the instructor. There are 2 male instructors and 1 female instructor.

was struggling~

We climbed for an hour, rested for around 30 minutes, continued to climb for another 30 minutes, and stopped because we were really tired afterwards hehe. However, we were utterly happy and enjoyed our very first time climb so much, hence we plan to do it again someday yay!

 

xoxo

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Senayan Archery Field (Lapangan Panahan Senayan)

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10 September 2016. Fusi, Sate, and I took part in an archery training program @ Senayan Archery Field (Lapangan Panahan Senayan). It’s kinda “farewell party” for Sate, because she will leaves the country immediately to earn her masters degree at Imperial College, London. You can enter the field through Gate VII GBK. It’s rather difficult to reach it if you don’t ride your own vehicle, I suggest you to use either Uber or Go-Jek.

The coaches gave a briefing (about safety protocol and whistle commands, basic equipment, how to shoot, etc.) to all participants before we start our session. The “basic steps” of how to shoot are : stance & posture, nock (finger & hand placement), hook string and place bowhand, set up (extending the bow arm), drawing the bow, anchoring, aim, and the last but not the least is release (http://www.learnarchery.com/basicarcheryinstruction9steps.html).

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targets are placed at around 10 m from the archers, each of them is 122cm in diameter with a 10 ring 12.2cm in diameter

There are around 10 people participate in such 2 hours (8-10 am) training program. Fusi, Sate, and I were given 3 strandard bows, 15 arrows, 3 finger tabs, 3 arm guards, and 1 target. It can be seen that the 3 of us are “tim hore” for this training session 😀

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3 sriKENDI : Sate, Sabi, Fusi

Step-by-step training protocols : A coach blew the whistle as a sign of all participants are able to shoot the target. After a few minutes, when all arrows were released, coach blew the whistle again as a sign of all participants can remove their arrows from targets. After target area had been clean, coach would blow the whistle again as a sign of all participants are able to shoot the target (again). Throughout practice, the coaches watched and gave correction for the good technique.

When you are releasing the arrow from the bow, I suggest you to watch the direction of your arrows carefully, don’t allow them to fly far away from target, because it will be very difficult to find them among cogongrass. Additionally, sometimes you cannot remove the arrows from the target easily (mungkin karena cewe-cewe bertiga ini belum pada sarapan sebelum latihan hehe, jadi nya tak bertenaga), you can solve the problem by pulling it by 2 people (the first person hold the head, whilst another hold the bottom), or if the things get harder as you can handle it anymore, you can ask some help to the coach 😀

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nock & hook the string | set up (extending the bow arm) & draw the bow

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anchoring

Just fyi, Coach Rizki is a very nice person, he watched and gave correction to “tim hore” seriously. But unfortunately, apa daya skill emang ga sampe, so that I thought that it didn’t improve our skill at all wkwk. He is a good photographer also, he directed us some nice pose ala-ala, therefore we can yield a number of instagram-able and path-able photos muahahahahaha~

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3 sriKENDI : Sate, Sabi, Fusi

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3 sriKENDI feat. a good archer guy in blue tees, who can launch most of his arrows at 9 / 10 concentric scoring rings in the target (paling cuma 1 yang meleset ke zona lain), I thought that tim hore‘s skill almost similar to him 😀 the ONLY difference between us and him is we can shoot an arrow at 9 / 10 concentric scoring zones, while others meleset ke zona lain hahaha (udah syukur Alhamdulillah ga terbang ke arah rumput-rumput yang bergoyang tu anak panah, bikin susah aja nyarinya hehehe)

If you need profound information about how to join archery training program @ Senayan Archery Field, you can visit –> http://www.jakartaarchery.club/utama/program/play-and-pay/ 🙂

An arrow can only be shot by pulling it backward. When life is dragging you back with difficulties, it means it’s going to launch you into something great. So just focus, and keep aiming

– quotesgram

Plaza Blok M Shooting Range

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24 July 2016. My brother and I planned to do our very first experience in gun range. As far as I know, there are only two shooting ranges in Jakarta, the first one is located in Senayan, while another one is located inside Plaza Blok M – Bulungan. We picked the range in Plaza Blok M, because it costed us 50K for 35 bullets, while the price in Senayan is >500K. What a significant difference!!! The Plaza Blok M Shooting Range is an indoor range, which is located on 4th floor. You can find the entrance directly from parking area.

We arrived around 11 am. Perhaps it’s kinda too dramatic, but a second before I stepped through the door, I felt a little bit intimidated and frightened. I thought it’s likely just because it was my very first trip to a range…… When I stepped in the range, I was a bit surprised that there are only small number of visitors there. Oh, come on, it’s weekend! I wonder if it will have greater number of people on weekdays???? I hope the answer is yes, but if it does to the contrary, I’m scared that the range will be closed permanently soon hiks. Please come and join the fun, people!

They have 2 types of weapons to be rented : handgun and rifle. Both have different types of bullets, also different size of shooting targets. Considering the size of the gun, I (height : 155cm) chose the handgun instead of rifle. On the other hand, my brother (height : around 175cm) picked the riffle. Then, we decided to use our first 25 bullets on our own, then we exchanged our gun. So, I shot 25 handgun bullets and 10 rifle bullets. Yay!

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my brother (around 175cm) and the rifle | Sabi and the handgun

If you have no idea how to use the weapons, don’t worry, because the officer are ready to teach you. Listen to him carefully, and don’t hesitate to ask any questions you might have. Always remember to watch where the muzzle is pointed, have a good handle on your gun, and keep your finger off the trigger until you ready to shoot! Such indoor range has electric target hanger things. They are operated by 2 pushbuttons on the table located just right in front of your chair. If you push the button, the clip comes towards you, and if you push another button, the clip will go further away. The last but not the least, the most fun part –> load up your gun and shoot! ❤

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2 red pushbuttons which operate the electric target hanger

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how to use the rifle

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how to handle your handgun

Based on my experience, it was much easier to use rifle. I got 76 points for 10 rifle bullets, and 67 points for 25 handgun bullets. I thought I can be the next (women version of) Leroy Jethro Gibbs muahahahaha. It took not longer than 1 hour to finish all 35 bullets plus take so much cool pictures with the gun. When you’re all done, don’t forget to remove your paper target from the clip. You can either save or throw away your target. Me? Of course I keep them!!!

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the result of my brother’s rifle shooting (25 bullets) vs mine (10 bullets)

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the result of my brother’s handgun shooting (10 bullets) vs mine (25 bullets)

It was a really fascinating experience. Definitely, I will go back soon! Please come and join me if you dare 😉

xoxo

Kartini Day 2016

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Friday, 22 April 2016. Well, before I start telling my superb experience to spend the Kartini Day, I’m about to tell you another story. But, I won’t share details about it *kesel ga? bikin penasaran doang yaa haha*

Where do I have to start? Hmmm yesterday (21 April), I found myself very happy, enormously happy *gausah tanya kenapa hihi*. If you know the thing, you would probably think: it’s just a thing! But, for me, obviously it’s a big thing ❤ *bingung kan pasti*

Then, on 22 April morning, when we celebrated the Kartini Day, I was still happy 😀 I was happy because of the Kartini Run and aerobics competition (a part of 2016 Kartini Day celebration) and of course, I was happy because such memorable occasion yesterday afternoon *lebe banget haha*

Buuuut, after office hours, I got unexpected bad news. I mean, it’s a bad news for me…. As a matter of fact, such news surely had been known by them (pelaku kegiatan tersebut maksudnya) for long enough. Still, I did not know about the news at all, (luckily or unluckily?) someone just told me about it on 22 April, after office hours. Aaaaaannnd, for now on, maybe everything is already too late………………………. Hmmm, no!! It’s never too late, but (almost) everything will be different by tomorrow 😦

Ah, it’s so sad 😦 *speechless* Well, be patient Shab! And always believe that something wonderful from Allah swt. is always about to happen, bismillah.

You are not allowed to stay sad for a long period of time *nanti jadi panjangan curcolnya, dibanding cerita Kartini Day nya*, hence I will start telling my nice experience to spend the Kartini Day. Yiihaaaa~

In my office, there is annual celebration of Kartini Day. Last year, I participated in Kartini Run 2015. This year, I also participated in Kartini Run 2016. In addition to that, I joined aerobics competition afterwards.

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my running race numbers

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finally, we finished 5-laps-run (around 3.5 km) @ Pertamina Head Office, Gambir

Not longer after that, we got involved in aerobics competition, and I got my new numbers. Actually, we were supposed to wear traditional dresses (kebaya, etc.) to participate in aerobics competition. It’s adorable! Buuut, it’s impossible for me and some of my friends, who already taken part in Kartini Run.

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after excercise, we took some photos with Pak Dwi Soetjipto 😀

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Winda, Sabi, Mba Nay. Winda and Mba Nay wore traditional dresses in aerobics competition. | Mba Hana, Mba Indah, Winda, Sabi, Mba Nay

Next, we (Mba Hana, Mba Indah, Winda, Sabi, Mba Nay) had breakfast together, along with other participants in aerobics competition. We were ravenous after our workout session haha. They served dimsum, lasagna, toast, zuppa soup, etc. I had dimsum and lasagna, what a hearty post-workout feast <3.

While the others (other friends of mine) already back to their own room, because they did not want to regret their times-to-burn-500-calories-but-only-five-minutes-to-get-them-back. No!! Just kidding 😀 The truth is, their bosses are not as generous as ours wkwkwkwk.

“I do not wish women to have power over men; but over themselves.”  ― Mary Wollstonecraft

Tennis

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I joined tennis coaching program (provided by my office) about a month ago. We practice 2 hours / week on Friday night. Eventually, I got my Monday-through-Friday-sport-schedule complete: afternoon run on Monday and Thursday; yoga class on Tuesday at noon and zumba class on Tuesday afternoon; play badminton on Wednesday; and tennis training on Friday night.

In addition to that: I join 2 hours Saman dance practice with Sanggar Tari Badhaya Nusantara on Saturday and I love to do morning run in Car Free Day which takes place every Sunday morning. No, no, no, don’t get me wrong, I won’t be so exhausted, because such listing is just a kind of ‘template’ hehe. By looking to the fact, there will be some ‘off-day(s)’ because I want to meet my friends, have dinner outside with them, watch movie, etc. or sometimes I just want to hit my bed right after office hours, so that I skip my practice on that day 😉

Okay, let’s get back to the tennis things. We practice tennis in Elite Club Epicentrum along with our coach, Pak Tanto. Oyaa before practice, Belis (another friend of mine) and I love to run on the jogging track next to our tennis court.

I love sport because I love life, and sport is one of the basic joys of life -Yevgeny Yevtushenko

After tennis practice, I usually get pain in my right arm, since the racket is bigger than me 😀 and it is quite heavy (for me). Moreover, I have to hit the ball strongly to make it cross the net. And you have to remember that I also practice badminton on Wednesday. Well hey, stop that never-ending-whining and start to be grateful that I’m just 24 years old and still single *kenapa jadi curcol*, therefore I can decide what am I going to do on my own, before there comes a time when I have to go home on time to take care such household things, my (future) husband, and eventually my (future) children ❤ *makin panjang aja curcol nya* So yes, I must attend the practice every Friday night, thus I can be a pro in a short time bismillah 🙂

Hard work beats talent when talent doesn’t work hard -Tim Notke

1st day of practice (8 April 2016)

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As a newbie in our first day, Shelly and I came a little too early. Biasaa anak baru, terlalu bersemangat 😉

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candid moments vs posed photos

3rd day of practice (22 April 2016)

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Shelly, Sabi, Eta, Belis after practicing

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Belis, Shelly, Eta, Sabi after practicing

4th day of practice (29 April 2016)

a glimpse of the training

5th day of practice (13 May 2016)

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me in action

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Mba Hana, Mba Ella, Sabi, Manda after practicing

Sport is something inspirational for young people -Pele

Salam olahraga!

Yoga

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My Yoga Class

I join yoga class twice a week, on Tuesday and Thursday. It is a lunch-time class, which is held in the office, during our work day. Our yoga guru named Mba Eti.

What are Your Goals for Yoga?

Based on my experience, yoga class will not support your weight loss. In my opinion, losing weight depends on the foods you are eating and the amount of it.

Meanwhile, yoga has many positive effects for your body. It can help you get through stressful work days. Almost all yoga poses utilize deep breathing. As a result, they give relaxing affect for your nervous system.

Moreover, as a newbie yogini, I feel that yoga poses also can lead to increase flexibility and improve my body strength. To achieve this goal, I would probably suggest that more is usually better 🙂

Yoga Poses

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They called: Salamba Sirsasana, Vrschikasana, Adho Mukha Svanasana, etc.

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They called: AcroYoga, Chakrasana, Bakasana, etc.

Let’s do yoga! Namaste….

Zumba

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A Glimpse of Zumba

Zumba is an aerobic-dance mix, which was founded by Beto Perez, a Colombian dancer and choreographer. Fyi, zumba is a trademark. The choreography includes hip-hop, salsa, merengue, etc.

What Goes Down in My Zumba Class

I join zumba class after office hours, in my office (Zumba Hulu – Pertamina Pusat). This one-hour-class is held every Tuesday and Thursday, along with an instructor. It’s a bit hard for me to do some zumba choreography, particularly that booty shake heftz! As a result, you will get sweaty excessively after the class. One word about my zumba class: it’s addictive!

my zumba class on Tuesday, with Mba Helen as the instructor (backsound: Jumping by Armando & Heidy)

And these are my zumba mates:

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22 October 2015

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27 October 2015

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5 November 2015

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10 November 2015

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26 November 2015

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16 December 2015

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1 March 2016

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3 March 2016

Have you tried on Zumba? 😉