ASC Jakarta 2012 Day 7

Monday, November 19, 2012
Tonight was the night that everyone was waiting for, closing ceremony day and also the release of result.

I actually went for spa, massage and did some treatment after the competition has ended to relax myself, my skin was very dry due to staying in air-conditioned room for a long period of time especially the competition site at Jakarta Convention Centre it was super cold, luckily I wore a jacket and a wind-breaker outside my shirt if not my finger would be stoned.

Left and Right are my Experts, Middle is one of my coach

2 Competitor from Malaysia

Experts from Thailand

Experts from Indonesia

Counsellor and also our motivator from College West

My room-mate from Web Design

Zihao from Refrigeration & Air-Conditioning

The cute Fabian also from Web Design

Two girls from Caring

JiaQi and Catherine from Beauty Therapy

Samantha and Lena from Graphic Design Techonology, best room-mate during camp 

Queenie and Dexter from Hairdressing

After all the waiting and photo taking at the reception we finally get to go into the site for our closing ceremony.

Flags of all ASEAN country that participated in this competition

Minhao from IT Networking, he actually help me when I was lost by finding my table

Kokhong from Mechatronics, copying his signature pose haha 

Prakash from Mechanical Engineering Design-CAD

Paradisaea bird, the bird of paradise found in Papua Indonesia also the mascot for 9th ASEAN Skill. This bird now suffers from illegal hunting and is on the brink of extinction.

We are seated together with people from our trade, total of 11 competitor

Buffet style dinner

Buffet style dessert

Female competitor

Male competitor

Winner for IT Software Solutions for Business
Gold and Silver:  Indonesia
Bronze: Vietnam

Although I did not win this is a great experience for me and I know I have put in all my effort. 

The next ASEAN Skill will be held at Vietnam, Ho Chi Min on 2014

Watch Team Singapore's rendition of the Indonesia song, Bengawan Solo, at the Closing Ceremony of the 9th ASEAN Skills Competition.

Team Singapore Won 4 Golds, 3 Bronzes and 5 Medallions


ASC Jakarta 2012 Day 6

Sunday, November 18, 2012

It's Sunday, the day after competition has ended. City tour to Indonesian Miniature Park was arranged for us.

We were quite lucky because during the bus trip we were told by the tour guide that today was Car-Free Day which means motorist has to give up their car for 1 day and that means there will be lesser traffic jams! Along the road from the Senayan which were near to our hotel all the way to the north, cars are cleared out for the pedestrian. Ever since May 2012 Car-Free Day is held in Jakarta every Sunday from 6am to 11am.

Our first destination, I didn't hear what was the guide saying because I was busy taking photo.

While capturing the image of this cat there were many other cat at the surrounding, they were all hiding underneath a house. The common language cat use to communicate is "meow" but for these cats what I heard was the sound of children, at first I thought the sound came from the house but when a cat get closer to me I realize it was a sound made by them, I was afraid that it will bite/attack me because everyone else has left so I quickly capture this picture and leave as it was also drizzling.

This was the tram used for tour around the area, we did not sat on the tram because we have our own coaches.

There were many museum that we didn't have a chance to go into, so I can only snap the picture of the building.

This was our next stop, Indonesia Museum

Man packing vegetable outside the museum

Entrance to the museum

This museum was decorated by statues telling us about Indonesia tradition, religion and culture. 

Wayang, this was use as a shadow puppet

1st floor of this museum showcase Indonesia traditional formal dress and wedding costume

Taken this from a view out of one of the window 

Wedding room, those stack of long cushion you see is actually a pillow. Number of pillow define the status of their family, the more pillow the higher rank they are.

Believe it or not, this was sculpture using only ONE piece of wood.

Took this at our next destination while the rest are having lunch

Back in the hotel, ordered room service because I skipped lunch.

I know I look tired in this two photo, it was taken before I am back in the hotel which I had a nap in the bus.


ASC Jakarta 2012 Day 2

Thursday, November 15, 2012


ASEAN Skill, IT Software Solutions for Business

The rapid pace of globalisation over the past decade has been largely driven by developments in Information Communication Technology (ICT). IT specialists are increasingly in great demand in several areas, one of which is in providing solutions for business.

We are not merely users of Microsoft Office, we are power users who have an intricate knowledge of each of the applications in the suite. Our skills may be used in a plethora of ways across a multitude of industries, cultures and languages.

Microsoft Office is by far the most widely-used suite of office applications throughout the world, therefore making Software Solutions professionals highly-employable members of the IT community. There are thousands of businesses that are undoubtedly in need of better training in the use of these office applications, and will often benefit greatly from having customised solutions developed for them that suit their individual needs.

What do IT Software Solutions professionals do?
  • Develop solutions to businesses' problems
  • Use Microsoft Office as a framework to build software solutions
  • Analyse business requirements in order to create well-fitting solutions
  • Use problem-solving skills and in-depth technical knowledge to build those solutions
  • Use communication skills to document their creations in an easy-to-understand way
  • Use communication and sales skills to present their solutions to clients

Where do IT Software Solutions professionals work? IT Software Solutions professionals are employed throughout the following:
  • Large enterprises
  • Medium-sized businesses
  • Small businesses
  • As freelancers

They can operate in a wide variety of roles including:
  • In a support role
  • In a training role
  • In a development role
  • Providing customisation and automation
  • Developing totally customised software solutions to a business requirements
No friend know what am I doing, I am feeling so stressful now. Please use GOOGLE if you don't understand anything about ASEAN Skill, I am tired of explaining again and again, I also find no need to explain so much because you guys will just "oh" "goodluck" so and so...

I will not be updating my blog till the competition has end, meanwhile follow me on Twitter/Instagram @Xiangtingk to keep in update as I might not be bringing my camera around.

If you can dream it, you can do it. 
Walt Disney

ASC Jakarta 2012 Day 1

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Only slept for 2 hour+ last night, and my average sleep time for every night is like 3 hour.

Reach Changi Airport Terminal 2 at 7am today, and check in around 8.30am

Flight was at 9.30am so I went to shop for charms for my new ipod touch, also bought the pen that I always wanted ^^

I bring a fish eye converter, 24mm lens and 16-50mm zoom lens there.

He is my competitor! 

Arrive at 9.30am, Jakarta time

During the transfer to Sultan Jakarta Hotel

Outside Jakarta Airport

Look at this yellow taxi, stuck in the middle of the traffic.

Arrive at the hotel, will try to get the view of the building of I happen to go out,

Had our lunch

We got the grand deluxe room, but of course I'm not sharing a room with my competitor haha.

The toilet, I love it because it is big enough for me and has 2 area to shower.

Luckily they provide all these because I just realise I forget to bring my shampoo


Safety drawer

The view outside our room

The underpass to JCC, our competition venue

The competition venue was very near to our hotel, we can reach there around a 10 min walk

Floor map of competition area of different trade, I am in IT Software Solutions for Business

Country competing in the same trade as me

This is the locker were we are going to store our belongings during competition

My competition area

The workstation that all competitor will be using for the next 3 day

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Sorry for such a short post as am in a hurry, got to go for dinner now!

Be miserable. Or motivate yourself. Whatever has to be done, it's always your choice. 
Wayne Dyer 
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