Monday, September 14, 2009

The long awaited write up for the PPKK HUNT....

I apologize for taking such a long time to write this one.
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Area covered: Klang Valley

Members: Chai KK, Jayaram Menon, Margaret Sha and Ee Wen Woo

Questions: 30

Treasures: 4

Road Safety: 5

Memory Test: 5

It is right that all hunts are different from each other. Team mates can be different, too. In this hunt, I had the opportunity of a lifetime to hunt with one of the masters of treasure hunts. He definitely injected some hunting knowledge into my mind. I was especially amazed by the way he cracked the clues for one of the treasures. Master hunters are really master hunters. I RESPECT!!

I have learned 2 important things about treasure hunting in this hunt. First, the words or answers that we are looking for can be either in English or BM. Second, always have a BM <-> English dictionary in hand.

In this update, I would like to share with you some of the questions that uses more than one bahasa.

On Questions
Q9. Sounds like Willy's kind.
Ans: Wisma Paos (Kilang Membuat Sabun Paos Industries Sdn. Bhd.)
Willy = refers to the animal in the movie Free Willy = a whale
Whale = Ikan Paus (in BM)
PAOS sounds like PAUS

Q17. Flawless place to have a meal.
Ans: Restoran Mulus
Flawless = Mulus (in BM)
Place to have a meal = Restaurant

Q.18 They partner to develop a local operating system.
Ans: Jendela & Jendela @ Medan Selera Sri Utas
local = local language = BM
operating system = computer OS = Windows
Windows = Jendela-Jendela (in BM)
they partner = two "jendela"s = jendela & jendela

Q21. Penganan manis yang khas untuk golongan Raja?
Ans: King's Creameries (M) Sdn Bhd
Penganan manis = dessert, sweets = creameries
golongan Raja = royals = king

On Treasures
A fruit from the east you need to seek for my pleasure,
The type I require ain't heavy and has a yellow layer,
Oddly it doesn't grow on trees but instead found in water,
Please submit one at the end in exchange for your fiver.

A fruit = a nut
from the east = read from right to left

A NUT when you read from right to left = TUNA

ain't heavy = light

yellow is a colour of cowardice = a chicken

layer = a chicken

a brand that has a yellow layer = AYAM (chicken in BM) BRAND

So far, we have AYAM BRAND TUNA LIGHT. The next clue will tell us which kind to get.

FOUND IN WATER = get the one "in water"

Ans: A can of Ayam Brand Tuna Light in Water

The Master from Penang cracked this treasure!! I was awed when he was explaining it to us. I could not stopped myself from saying, "Wow!!" (repeatedly). Someday, I hope to be as good as a hunter as all my gurujis ----- combined.

16 Aug: 10 Years PPKK Celebration Treasure Hunt
(Maximum possible score: 100 pts)

1st: Liew Kok Seng, Sam Rahman, Chong Foo Seong, Lim Kong Yew (92)
2nd: Alexander Hoh, Andre Teh, Rosemawarni Abd Rahman, Mohd Shahrin (92)
3rd: Wong Chiang Chuen, Claire Chin, Julie Tan, Goh Teck Koon (90)
4th: Chai Koh Khai, Margaret Sha, Jayaram Menon, Woo Ee Wen (88)
5th: Salehuddin, Ahmad Zahrol, Sharifah Nurlaila, Fong Choon Kit (84)
6th: Ahmad Fadzil, Saridah Ismail, Amir Hamzah, Mohd Izhar (81)
7th: Faizal Mydin, Jefry Johari, Sarizal Amir, Haslinda Hassan Basri (79)
8th: Ho Kah Weng, Steven Ng, Chan Jian Yee, Hong Kok Seong (77)
9th: Choo Boon Kiat, Foong Hock Leong, Lee Kian Wah, Lim Kok Chen (75)
10th: Chin Wee Yin, Lee Ming Yee, Fong Su Shen, Joy-Marina Choong (73)


Marsha said...

Ee Wen,

Not only is the Penang Master a great hunter, he's also one of the few great CoCs I truly admire. If you take a look at some of his past Hunts' Q&As and Puzzles that he personally designed, you will realise that they were crafted with considerable skills and thoughts.

When the opportunity comes, you must try out his hunt one day, then you will know what I mean. But be prepared for your brains to be thoroughly thrashed!

Cornelius said...

"But be prepared for your brains to be thoroughly thrashed!"

HAHAHA! How so very true!

2 Romans 1 Impostor said...

Marsha, your wish has been granted by the Master. Check out what is happening up North on 1 Nov.

Ee said...

Marsha, the opportunity has arrived!! (^-^)v