Wednesday, December 31, 2008
Tuesday, December 30, 2008
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
Thursday, November 27, 2008
Monday, November 24, 2008
Saturday, November 15, 2008
On the Sunday morning, we had to the Four Points by Sheraton hotel at Darling Harbour, which is about ten minutes of walking away. Before departing, I took some time to take some photos of the Hyde Park and skyline behind it from the windows of our hotel rooms. In that morning, Andoko Chandra (my roommate for the next two nights) sent a message telling that he's already in Sydney, and already checked in to the Four Points.
Monday, November 10, 2008
The flight arrived like about half an hour earlier than the scheduled 6:35am in Sydney, but was followed by quite frustrating queues before the immigration (about 45minutes) followed by another some 45minutes queue for the customs (maybe it's the peak spring travel season?). By the time we got out of the arrival hall, it was nearly 8am already. I was picked up by my uncle and cousin who live in Sydney, while Irvan joined the other Indonesian team arriving from Singapore (Ardian KP, Prima, and Bramandia).
Saturday, November 8, 2008
Tuesday, July 15, 2008
June is the time for the ACM ICPC Indonesia National Contest, just like last year. This year I participated with the 'kurniady' as the team name again (it's becoming a habit :lol: ), with Fiona Liausvia and Purnama, as a Binus International team. There was another team from Binus International as well but sadly they did not make it past preliminary.
Saturday, July 12, 2008
Continue to Day 10
The eight day is quite uneventful. The hotel's shuttle's driver was sick so we were sent to the airport with two taxi cabs paid by the hotel. The check in process was normal as well, and since the flight is quite empty, we were allocated one complete row for just the 6 of us. The Singapore Airlines' Boeing 777 has 3+3+3 configuration, so we have three empty seats inbetween, which is nice.
Being quite exhausted from the previous day, I woke up a bit late at around 8-9am. After having breakfast in the hotel, we went out (except Timotius, who chose to stay in the hotel) and bought the day pass for public transport on the nearby shop (as suggested by Anastasia). After asking the locals, we boarded the bus to downtown Vancouver (it's a kind of electric bus attached to the wire along the road.
Tuesday, July 8, 2008
The sixth day of the week was obviously the most unfortunate one. The day started with a long queue for checkout (seems that many teams depart at 6am), after which we boarded the Brewster bus operating for Banff Airporter. At 6am, the weather was quite clear (although cloudy) in Banff, but as we came nearer to Calgary, the snow started.
Monday, July 7, 2008
The big day started with the usual breakfast, after which we have ourselves ready in the front of the contest hall. Spectators (coaches, RcD, and other guests) are to enter the room and be seated first (at the respective spectator seats). Before entering, as usual the teams are offered some pictures with the trophy (and Mr. Poucher too).
Sunday, June 29, 2008
After the usual breakfast, teams are brought into the actual contest hall (Van Horne ballroom). The contestants are to be seated in their assigned workstations, accompanied by their coaches. Other spectators are to be seated at the back of the ballroom on the staged spectator seats.
Sunday, June 22, 2008
The third day begins with a breakfast (provided), which then continues to IBM TechTrek. Just like in last year's world finals, IBM presents their technologies as well as their Extreme Blue internship program. This year, they come up with their Rational Jazz collaboration framework which integrates collaboration tools such as instant messaging and such, into the Eclipse IDE.
Tuesday, June 10, 2008
Not having enough sleep due to the jetlag yet, we managed to wake up at around 8am in the morning and had some breakfast in the hotel. Since we arrived the day before at night, we haven't actually seen how the hotel look like. It turns out that it, like the photos of it available in the internet, looks like an old castle. Surrounding it is a combination of forest, mountains, and a river.
Sunday, June 1, 2008
The first day of the journey is a very - very long day, because on our route we fly to the East, which means the day is longer than 24hours (for us who fly) since we passed through the International Date Line which scrolls us back to one day earlier. The whole thing starts in about 4AM, when I arrived at the Soekarno Hatta International Airport of Jakarta (CGK) - the team are all there by the time I arrived. Our first flight was with Singapore Airlines and departs at 6:15AM.
Saturday, April 19, 2008
Sunday, January 27, 2008
After the conclusion of the ACM ICPC Asian Regional Contest - Singapore Site, we were quite disappointed with the results (as we did not win in Taipei and did not win in Singapore as well). I started trying to return to normal life again, since there was so many projects to be done (and was not done previously because of the ACM ICPC competitions I had to attend).
The fifth day does not have anything special in particular. We had some time to visit a new and huge shopping mall Vivocity which is located in the HarbourFront. Had a lunch in there and returned to the hotel to retrieve our luggages and depart to the Airport by MRT. The other team stays for a little while longer before catching the Valuair flight which depart two hours later than our Lufthansa flight.
In the fourth day, the team who stays in Fort Canning lodge moved to Summer View hotel, while Kenny and Timo moved to Kenny's brother's place. We go around the city, visiting Chinatown and had some lunch over there. Some of us bought some souvenirs there (which was cheap) but none remembered to take any photos there.