Sunday morning .. not a lazy one but gotta get up early to get the uber to the circuit. The circuit is close to the airport so it's a bit distant from the city center. There are buses there since the demand is os high but we preferred to get a car and know we will have a seat for the 45 min ride (or more in case of traffic jam). The sun was shining and probably finding a place in the shadow would be the best.
As you hit the highway one could feel the tension in the air. All those cool sport cars passing us by. Our Uber was not too bad either XD I feel that usually uber cars are quite nice here tbh. Anyway, getting to Sepang we had to find our entrance. When booking we were just going for fun so we booked the cheapest tickets. Apparently those are called "standing seats". But tbh I wouldn't mind taking those seats again. We came quite prior the race so we got a good spot under a palm tree! Besides on Friday when we went to the practice we got to seat in front of the pit-lane and where the winner is given his price. Since the cars are driving around not matter what seat you have you will always get to see them. It's not as stationary as a football game-then it probably matters what seat you have!
In the Petrona center
I went around with Chris, also from Penang, to the Petronas center where they had games, souvenirs and competitions. There we got the change to change the tire in the car. I have never in my life done it on an normal car and now I was going to do it for a formula one car haha! The world record for that is apparently below 3 seconds!!! Oh my!! We had to be three so another guy joined us so we could be complete team. So basically one takes away the old tire, the second put it and the third kneeling down has a machine which secures the tire. In order for this machine to press you have to unlock it , then lift and press and the push it hard so it locks. I got to be the third. I was totally dress for the occasion in a red dress and sandals ;) The machine was heavier than I thought LOL! I was sore the day after. Most Likely I will not work for formula 1 cause I'm too slow but I got to know I was normal speed hahah. It was a fun experience though..
Look at my knees, I didn't notice until hours later!
After we just bought some water and head back to our palm tree, besides Elina was all alone there!!
1, 2 , 3, Boom!!! When those cars start the engine WOW! This was it. The helicopter, the control car - AMAZING!! I was here in the Grandpix Formula 1!! I was so cool and the sounds of the engines makes anyone love cars. I was happy though for the MYR 10 earplugs I bough -quality not that good but still okay...
We had almost wanted to have rain at the end of the competition to make it more exciting but it was it enough. Hamilton who basically was having his own race was so unlucky.... His car just stopped working in the middle of the race!!! You could see the disappointment of his team. We got to see the details so close!!! They had to bring a crane to lift the car but the crain dropped it !!! And this was all happening in front of us.
I went to the washroom XD and when I'm returning suddenly I see that Hamilton is passing us by. They had to drive him back to the pit- lane so he could get on a new car..
Then they were some crashes and so on..
I think I did my grandpa proud. My grandfather used to race back in the old days. I never got to meet him but I think this gave me a glance of what kind of person he was.
Sitting which mostly finish people they were all Cheering for Kimmy. I ofc was going for Ericsson (SE) or Magnussen(DK). Magnussen had some issues with his car the days before so hmm it was not going to well for him.
The whole Hamilton situation-gotta find the better pic
The Australians for Red bull took this one! And you could hear all the aussies singing around. Anyways you could run to the pit lane to get a spot for the ceremony but we were SO hungry and to the stands where we had gone before the food was already finished.. We went by this Ferraris parking and found the place for where the after concert would be. We heard it was USHER. I had to celebrate my inner african so ofc had to get a good spot.
Only thing was that there were some other artist warming up... hmm it was delayed and the warming up was okay..but not wow! And Usher made us wait for more than an hour.... Yes, you might be famous but no we don't like waiting!
I probably forgot all this at the time the show started. It was probably the memories to some of the songs I have that got me going. Not because of the lyrics but more the beat. Ohh How would have wished that Danielle and Jackson would have been there <3 At the end I got to the very first row!!! No one could ever ask for a better spot and hey I got to help Usher to stand cause otherwise he would fall on us....I got his sweat on me...hahah and I touch him! Ba ha ha Yes Dani, I did so I could say it to you and Jackson ;)
Here with Sweet Elina
After the concert was over we hit to town again. we got offer some drinks by some guys in a truck but my drink was warm. Sometimes that's what happens when you don't drink beer.
Instead fo going to the after party , we though that we were perfectly dressed for Skybar. Besides a dinner there wouldn't hurt. The prices are higher than a another places. But still affordable compare to western places. I had a nice salad with tomatoes and olives and ohh just delicious.
After we just danced and had a good time!! Perfect way to end a day on the top with a nice view of the Petronas. Although I did have a good time , I have heard so much hype about this place. It was not a disappointment but maybe it's not like the best thing on earth.
Museum of Islamic arts
The morning after we went to the Museum of Islamic arts and the national mosque. The entrance fee was 7 ringit for students fro the museum. The museum was so nice. I could take so many pieces form there to decorate my home. And ofc there were some nice jewellery to kill for!
After having some Indian we head to our hostel to pick our bags and get to the bus station. we hadn't bought any tickets so we just had to find a company to buy from- doing it the Malaysian style.
I will absolutely be back to KL. I though it was nice. I can't wait for the Christmas sales. It must be CRAZY! Because this is a city for those in shopping mood ;)