Archive for June 7, 2010

My Miri Trip (Johnny’s Wedding)

Posted in Travelling on June 7, 2010 by Stanley Carter

Last week I paid a little visit to Miri to attend the Wedding of Johnny, who is finally becoming a real ‘Man’ as well as a husband for his lovely doctor (Intern) wife, Michelle.

I departed from Sibu on a Bus during late night, although the seat was big, fat and comfy, I wasn’t feeling too good on the idea of doing late night + long distance travels on a bus, what bugged me even more was that there was no seatbelt!  ….I’m just glad I’m still alive, LOL!

Anyways, the trip on the bus wasn’t pleasant, I couldn’t sleep well, and while I tried to restrain myself from drinking too much water, I still felt like I need to pee every short period of time, which was NOT cool at all, the air conditioner in the bus was basically at full blast too, damn!

At 3AM’ish, the Bus finally reached Batu Nia’s rest stop, I was feeling dizzy and sleepy while I slowly made my way to the washroom, after some freshen up and some serious peeing done, I felt a lot better, as soon as I walked out from the washroom, I saw these!

Behold, the Ultraman nemesis, LOL!

Baby Godzilla?

"What ya looking at?"

These 2 dudes have the BLING yo!

I totally missed these fellas on my way to the toilet, haha!  Anyways, I spent a good 10~20 minutes starring at these guys until the driver decided it was time to leave, I haven’t visited Batu Nia in a very long, long time, so this was definitely new to me, cool!

At around 5AM’ish, I finally reached Miri, and truth be told, I was surprised there was no terminal there!  The buses were basically parked in a big open space, totally unexpected if you ask me, heh!  Johnny soon came to fetch me and we’re off to the nearby market for some much needed breakfast.

After breakfast, it was straight to Johnny’s house, it was delightful to re-unite with this legendary ride again:

4AGTE AE86 Trueno Coupe

And Johnny has got some new toys for his little 86 as well:


The 'office'

Johnny’s friends, or so called ‘brothers’ soon arrived one by one, and all of them were driving some real impressive rides too!

Nice JEEP!

This Jeep was later used as a Camera car

Integra Type-R

You can never deny the Type-R goodness!

Then came the coolest car of the day, the Merc CLS500, the wedding ride for Johnny and his wife:

Merc CLS500 front view

Merc CLS500 rear view

Merc CLS500 sideview


Merc CLS500 Interior

The sexyness of this Merc is beyond words can describe, with a price tag of RM1mil, Johnny definitely has one of the sexiest wedding ride in Town!

While the CLS500 was the coolest car on that day, my favorite ride was actually from another car, the BMW M3!

BMW M3 in yo face!

M3 ❤

I absolutely agree!

I was lucky enough to be a passenger of this M3, despite the excitement, the driver, Roger, was pretty much driving..erm.. very civilized on the Miri streets, but who can blame’em, its his best buddy’s Wedding, you ain’t supposed to drive like a hoon on the streets!  Haha!  But I still can’t help but feel a little disappointed for not having the chance to feel the BEASTY M Power… oh well~ 😦

Now lets see some more pics of the actual wedding eh?

Michelle and Johnny

Group photo with Michelle's family members

Coming out of Miri St.John's Church

Welcome to the Club, Johnny! XD

I’m happy for the two of them, congratulations again!  And here’s a little short video that I made for the 2 of them, enjoy:

Now let’s move on to other matters, on the following day, I’ve asked Johnny if he would take me to the Lutong ‘raceway’, and obviously he said Yes, well.. how can he say no? LOL!

Pit area

The empty stage

The old airport runway in Lutong is where the annual Borneo Cup Sprint Drag Race were held, and last weekend just held the 2010 event, I came back to Sibu just a day earlier, but its not like I missed anything I’d really care though, since I’m not that into drag races.

However, Johnny did let me test drive his AE86 on the dragstrip, and man how thing’s have changed since the car was still in Sibu, Johnny made some little tweaks to the car, especially with the additional use of E-Manage, the power delivery from the 4AGTE was a lot smoother, making it such a JOY to rev this little bugger down the long straight!

Johnny's 9 sec car? LOL!

Getting ready for some straight road *yawn* action!

And that wraps it up for my Miri trip, I took MasWing (air flight) on my way back to Sibu, and how glad was I, LOL!  Haven’t done such long post in quite a while though, hopefully it doesn’t bore you guys to death, till next time! ^^