Its been a looooooooong while since ive wrote anything on this blog, you know la, being a daddy = less fishing + less money for gear + less time for doing stuff that I really love to do. A few weeks ago, come good friends of mine managed to convince me to go on a 10 day fishing trip to PAPUA NEW GUINEA.
These guys have been asking me to go since last year but you know la, procrastination, the fear of being away for so long, spending money that I cant afford coz I have 2 kids now and believe me, they cost more than Stella’s, Saltiga’s and rods put together. I actually officially pulled out of the trip in January already but then you have this joker named Jack, Jack The “Farn Hai” Ong and Jimmy The Baller Sow.
These 2 guys are people you should meet if you like fishing and they wont take no for an answer. They’ve been to PNG a few times already and they keep telling “YOU HAVE TO GO” it’s a “ONCE IN A LIFETIME” kinda shit so one February night, I got a call from The Baller & Jack, asking me to meet them in a Japanese restaurant in Jalan Batai.
When I got there it was like a scene from The Godfather, dim settings, The Baller on his cigar, the Farn Hai with his ever convincing smile and Okta, one of the gang from Indonesia. They call themselves, The Geng Hai’s (The Powerful Pussy). It was nicely played, they orchestrated the whole thing nicely, locked me down and basically told me, YOU are going to PNG. Nuff said. The deal was sealed. We are going to P mafakkin N to the mafakkin G.
From this picture....u can pretty much guess who is who innit! Scene from The Godfather!
from L - R : Little Lamb Me, Jack The Farn Hai Ong, Ok i forgot this guys name, Okta and Baller
There are 8 guys on this trip. Darren Kublai Low, Jimmy The Baller Sow, Jack The “Farn Hai” Ong, Batzerg, Princess Okta, Singaporean & Han Solo. Ive met almost ¾ of the team already. The rest of the guys we will meet in Melbourne. So the dates were set, 17 March 2017, Melbourne, 19th March 2017 Papua New Guinea, Back to Melbourne on the 28th March and then back to KL on 29th of March. SET. ON. LETS GO.
The next few days I wasn’t really sure what to expect, seriously I was lost for a few days. Then I started to bring my gear out, trying to figure out what sort of gear to pack. I watched videos on PNG and there are some HUGE ASS GT’s in that place and this could be my chance to get into the 40kg class or even better yet, 50kg class GT!!! The excitement was killing me! PE 10 and above kinda gear!!! I fucking LOVE IT!
I watched fishing videos all day and all night, learning how to tie a perfect Fucking Good knot, a GT knot and gear setups and shit for a good few days. Feels like I was 29 years old again. Felt like a kid all over again. Feels so so so so so fucking good! Excited like a little kid wei magehai. I even got myself a tattoo of a GT that i always wanted for this trip! Kei Lan Best!
I packed and unpacked and packed and unpacked. Still not sure what to bring. Some of them said bring 8 setups, some said 5, in my heart 8 was a good number coz im Cina like that. Up till today im still trying to figure out what to pack. I haven’t been on a BIG trip like this for a long long time.
Well anyways, I was in Singapore last weekend and so I checked out my favorite outlet, Anglers Outfitters. They still have the best shit there. Absolutely my kind of shit, Hot’s, SMITH, HAMMERHEADS and also new lures, AMEGARI. These are some really really expensive lures. SGD175 each! Its like almost RM600 a pop! As I wasn’t really sure what I needed, I just got myself a few accessories from SMITH and some stickbaits. I really gotta start packing.
Anglers Outfitters Singapore.....My Happy Place
The no Bullshit Lures.... AMEGARI
A very very special gift from my buddy KENNY TAN...Patriot Design... 50kg GT on this buddy!
Brought my GANG to my Favorite place...
And ofcoz, a wefie with the AOF Familia! Thanks Guys!
Tonight I got some line sponsored by my buddy BONG. Some kick ass Spiderwire 80lbs & 100lbs line…..all 3km of it. Picked up my reels from Kok Ming, he did a fine ass job in servicing my precious reels. Hopefully by tomorrow night I can really start packing my shit and we are ready to rock and mafakkin roll in PNG.
This is where Kok Ming services reels and build rods
Imma get myself a Man Cave just like this when I have my own house
I need a Man Cave like this one....Kei Lan Chat Best!
My Buddy Kok Ming!
Thank you BONG for this.....