Sunday, December 28, 2008

Transporter 3

It's not months since I watched the mega action movie, James Bond's Quantum of Solace, I began looking out for its next sequel even knowing that it'll be ready only after a year or so. Transporter 3. The latest action movie. It looks to me like it was released to fill the long gap for the action movie likers :)

If I saw Quantum of Solace on the first day of its release here, I got to see Transporter 3 much earlier than its official release on 1 Jan 2009. Yes. I saw the sneak preview.

Story is short and simple. A transporter is assigned a job to deliver a kidnapped girl to her father. He is instructed by the kidnapper, also a businessman, to keep moving from place to place until his contract, which effects the environment, is signed by the girl's father, a minister.

Jason Statham is the hero in this third sequel too. Charming and muscular though not much expressions on his face. Another important character of the movie, to be talked about, is Audi A8. A wonderful car. One of my favourite cars too :) The villain's performance is good. The main actress is not so attractive.

Movie is full of action and chasing with few comic (or funny) scenes here and there.

Final comment: WORTH YOUR MONEY.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Mt.Rinjani

Last month I had been on trekking to Mt.Rinjani in Lombok island in Indonesia. This is second highest volcanic peak in Indonesia at 3726 mts above sea leavel and this trek happens to be my first in Indonesia and also a first trek ever to a volcano. It is said that Mt.Rinjani is second toughest mountain for trekking. With all these thoughts, I packed my stuff to join 8 members group for an 8 days trip from 15-Nov to 22-Nov.

The whole trip was a mix of adventure, fun, tiredness and so on. Lot of activities were involved in this trip viz. trekking on the big mountain, bathing at waterfalls, nature walking, hotspring, motorbiking in Lombok island, cycling around Ghili island, snorkelling in the sea, boating to Ghili island, partying at live band, etc..

The important part of the trip was 3D/2N trek to Mt.Rinjani. Commencing the trek from start point (1100 mts) and climbing up to base camp (2600 mts) on day 1 was not an easy job. The day 2 was more tougher. Trekking from basecamp (2600 mts) to summit (3726 mts), return to basecamp (2600 mts) and then climb all way down to the lake inside the crater (2100 mts). Day 3 was still more tougher and longer. Start off from lake camp (2100 mts) to climb up to the crater rim (2600 mts) and then down all the way to end point (1100 mts). Seems like I was the one who was carrying the heaviest backpack among all, around 14kgs. Aaah! my back and my legs!!

Whatever may be, this is another high altitude trek for me and remains significant to me in all aspects.