May 25, 2007

A Bridge With A View...

The day started off rather interesting... Aside from the fact that the weather was extremely warm for May... (^^)

Anyway, when I got to the office this morning, I found my colleagues waiting at the lift area. I thought that it was a bit early for lunch... :P

Me: What are you guys doing here?
Colleagues: We're waiting for you-la!

Me: ????

Colleagues: Got safety briefing, put your bag down and hurry up!

Once I opened the door and put my bag down, my other colleague asked if I was joining the safety briefing and I said "Yes". Then, it was a blur as a few others rushed out the door to quickly head down for the safety briefing.

There was a bit of miscommunication between our office manager and building management. At first, when we registered for this month's briefing, we were informed by the building management that the class was full and we would have to register for the next briefing. However, come this morning at about 10:30am, we were asked by the building management about our attendance..... (?????)

Anyway, we managed to slot ourselves in the class and had a very interesting session. We were explained about the evacuation procedures, where the fire extinguishers were placed, where the stairwells were, which lifts to take should there be anyone requiring help (the responsibility of the floor manager and assistants) as well as various information about the building.

The presenter was very good and made the session interesting by adding little anecdotes and jokes to keep the serious class light-hearted. Certainly, it made us remember the safety briefing a lot more memorable.

After the presentation, we were given a short tour of where the exits, important safety and emergency help devices were. We took a ride up to Level 42 to take a look at where the stairwells and service lifts were located as well as how certain devices worked. The scariest bit came when....

Our presenter led us to the sky-bridge and opened the door for us to have a look...

If you haven't guessed it by now, I'm working in one of the offices in KLCC, one of the tallest buildings in the world. :P

Anyway, when the presenter opened the doors of the sky-bridge, the scariest thing occurred.

No, not that the bridge was swaying like the song "London bridge is falling down..."

No, not that for a fact, that we were XXX KM above the street level, so much so that if we jumped off this bridge, we'll end up being "flat-matter" on the pavement...


Our safety briefing became a tourist stopover...!!!! (o____0)

Participant 1: Come!! QUICK!!!! Pose here, lai dat.. lai dat... Come!! Come!! Take picture!!

Participant 2: Woi!!! Let's go to the other end and take photos!!!

Participant 3: Wahhh.. The view so nice.. *snap* *snap*

My colleagues and I could only stand in awe watching these people take photo after photo. LOL...

Yes.. Yes... There were a few camwhores there... (^^)

Anyway, for me, since non-human subjects were my favourite photography subject, could only snap one little picture from the very centre of the bridge.

At the very centre of the bridge there is an port-hole window where you can look up and observe the building. It seems that at this very point, you can see that the building is swaying. However, most of us could only see clouds moving.. (^ ^)

Well, it was a very interesting start to an otherwise drab Thursday.... :P

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