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December 31, 2011

One Week + New Year Eve

Filed under: General,My Escapades — lv @ 12:00 pm
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well…. well…. here we go again. it’s the final day of 2011. here i am sitting on this desk of my room. facing the beautiful sea of Sabah with roaring waves and the chirps of friendly birds. i am in Nexus Karambunai Resort & Spa. One of the finest resort of this beautiful state. today marked my 7th day in KK. i have one more hour before i have to check out from here.

so let’s see what have i been up to in the last seven days….

24th Dec – Christmas Eve at the Grandparent’s place in Lawas. I drove alone the day before which wasn’t that bad at all. i ‘ngabang’ our own house right after the Christmas Eve service cos i’ll be leaving the next day to KK. my ‘ngabang’ companion consist of The Grandma (as host), aunt, sis and cousin. we end up sleeping at 2 a.m. :p

25th Dec – Christmas!! Yay!! me and sis drove straight to KK after visiting two houses which were on the same way towards KK. Reached KK at night. Met up with Yong and IK and we were so excited for the next day.

26th Dec – we drove ourselves up to Kinabalu Park early in tho morning. the weather wasnt pretty. the cloud was heavy and dark. a sign that it’s gonna pour us a good gallons of water. oh! let me tell you why we were there. We were climbing up Mount Kinabalu!!! Fo’real!!! we made new friend from Hong Kong in our team. and just as we started our journey, it rained! T____T but that didnt deter our spirit. and what a long climb up. we started at 11.30a.m. we (i) reached Laban Rata (our accommodation) at 6.30p.m o.O”

27th Dec – woke up to birthday wishes from my room mates. yours truly turned 30!! i’ll have to get use to that from now on :p i feel old and young at the same time. but as far as i remember….. i’ve lost count of my real age when i was 25!! the number after that lost aong the years. hahahaha!!!! we woke up at 2a.m. to continue on our climb to the peak. at 8.05a.am, I FINALLY REACHED THE SUMMIT – MOUNT KINABALU LOW’S PEAK at 4095.2m!! it was the best birthday gift i ever give to myself!! consider as my 1st achievement at 30y.o. HUGE ONE!!

28th Dec – in KK just chillaxing and trying to nurse my sore legs! our muscles pain all over T____T

29th Dec – i had to work. went to client’s site plant with my still sore feet. thank goodness i didnt have to go to the site. the operation personnel did all the job for me. haha! and at dinner, when wanted to pay for the bill, was told that our bill was paid by some kind soul from another table. wow! what a pleasant treat!

30th Dec – still loitering around KK. The Boyfriend treated me and sis a stay at this beautiful resort. a reward for successfully conquered Mount Kinabalu!! wohooOO!! i called my uncle and family up to bring The Grandparents to join us here as well.

31st Dec – as i am writing this, The Sister and The Grandparents are waiting for me at the lobby to check out :p we’re going to head back to Lawas after this and gonna celebrate the New Year Eve kampung style tonight.

so, since a post is never complete without a picture….. here’s one from the peak of Mount Kinabalu!

Happy New Year Eve, everyone!!

xoxo

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December 23, 2011

Two More Sleeps

Filed under: General — lv @ 12:15 pm
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before Christmas!!! YahooOO!!!

i’ll be driving ALONE >.< back to Lawas this afternoon. Been asking the students or anyone going back to Lawas if they wanna join me. But till this very moment, no respond at all. I guess they all have their own ways already T___T sigh~~ THREE FREAKING HOURS lerrr…..

but anyway, a quick update before i indulge fully to the festive final preparation (which i volunteered to offer the easiest contribution – to sponsor drinks beverages!!! LOL)

done with my assignment to capture my friend's wedding last week. which was my one and only wedding of the year. was on my heels all day. yes i am that vain!! must live up to my status as 'the photog in heels' and 'glamorous photog' (i know i perasan here but that’s what they say lerrr….. they said ‘wah, your photographer so glamor wan? -__-” so i’ll just take it as a compliment la, can?) after the event my feet sore like they were not gonna make it to press on the accelerator when driving home. and the next morning, my right arm also sore and ached due to lugging my heavy gears. but all were good because I LOVE MY FREE LANCE JOB as much as i love my day job!!! 🙂

my excitement grows day by day as the days passed. in four more days, i’ll be on top of Malaysia’s highest peak. i can say that i’m all set and ready physically and mentally. i’ve been lobbying some friends to join me a month ago. many wanna climb but mostly cant make it at this time of the year. i dont blame them. some of them want to celebrate Christmas and some needs extra time to pump up their stamina. as my friend said, ‘only ppl as crazy as you will go for the climb during this festive season!’ tet!! so that left me with 3 other crazies!! 2 guy friends and my sister. haha!! dragged her last minute :p cos my gf Jane couldnt make it although she had tried all ways to get her leaves approve that includes trying to ‘bribe’ her colleague. LOL!! my sis and i will drive to KK right after Christmas service on 25th and meet up with the 2 boys. and the next day we all will venture up the legendary Mount Kinabalu!!! I. CANNOT. WAIT!!!!

so by now you should know that my excitement towards the climb is more than the excitement to celebrate Christmas. LOL!!

i only started packing last night. dang!!! the jacket alone has occupied half of my luggage bag. but thank goodness i’ve mastered the art of packing (both in short time and maximizing space) i managed to squeeze in everything i need. and at the same time, i was also decluttering my room. that’s when i found a lot of random, weird and funny stuff in between everything that’s in the drawers, the wardrobe, on the desk and side table. LOL!! the most random things so far were two wind chimes i bought from Langkawi and a Gangway ID from my job onboard Otto 3 barge a year ago!!! hahaha!!! i will blog about that in another post. promise!

i guess this all for now. The Boyfriend just asked what i want for Christmas and Birthday present. i am still considering….. :p he mentioned a new lens 😀 but…. i’ll think about it kekeke….. *tamak*

so to all my dear readers, in case i wont have the time to blog again during this festive season here

WISHING ALL OF YOU AWESOME PEOPLE A JOLY CHRISTMAS AND A VERY HAPPY NEW YEAR 2012!!!

be blessed, always!

xoxo

December 11, 2011

The Idiot Who Missed Her Return Flight.

let me tell you the time when i turned into a brainless, clumsiest and blurest flight purchaser. EVER! it’s so epic that it deserves a special post here. to remind me that once upon a time, i put my brain on my left knee!!!

epic fail #1

i was supposed to go back to miri last Thu night. the last flight from labuan. and assuming the flight departure time would be as usual at 2140hr, so i took my own sweet time before i go to the airport to check-in. i reached the counter at exactly 2100hr, to my horror, the counter has closed!!! so a pointless argument began;

me: i wanna check in to miri.
counter guy: counter is closed. why now only you come? what time is it now?
me: 2105hr. i thought the flight is at 2140hr?
counter guy: that is what you thought!! (in a loud and mocking voice i started to get annoyed) have you check the departure time on the screen.
me: no but please… just let me in…. bla… bla… bla… i have a morning flight to Sg tomorrow… bla…
counter guy: that is tomorrow. today is today. i have sold your seat to the wait list people. (so stern it ticked me off to the core)
me: please… sure you can help me with this…. *pleading*
counter guy: no… that doesnt work on me. (KNS!!! so merciless)
me: hmmmm…. really cant help? just let me in la…. (i annoyed myself at this point for begging and i could feel my temperature rising i could felt the heat oozing out from my pores. FACE PORES!!)
counter guy: ok, u tell me, if i let u in, where are u going to sit? u will still be expelled by the captain.
me: hmmm…. ok thanks. *bitter i almost cried*

feeling really defeated i walked to the bench and took out my ticket. and KNSBBQ!!! the departure time was indeed at 2125hr!! ARRRRGGGGHHHH!!!! i missed my flight!!!!! at this time i can only blame my silly self for not mobile check-in (as usual) and for not double-check on the time during purchasing the ticket.

moral of the story: ALWAYS DOUBLE/ TRIPLE-CHECK YOUR FLIGHT TICKET. DO NOT ASSUME THE NORM. AND ALWAYS CHECK-IN EARLIER / WEB CHECK-IN / MOBILE CHECK-IN.

so i return home, took out my laptop and started to crack my head to find another alternative for cheapest and earliest route to Sg. cos i definitely gonna miss my initial miri-sg flight the next morning T____T cry blood also no use.

to cut the story short, i managed to get a sit to miri the next day. both MAS (my suppose flight) and AA flight to singapore have flew. the next best option was miri-kch-sg. but the problem was flight miri-kch by AA might delay due to bad weather so that will risk i’ll miss the kch-sg flight. arrrghh!!! so i had to WAIT LIST again miri to kl. it was a mess going to and forth between MAS and AA counters. thank goodness i got a sit, it costs me rm839. more expensive than my myy-sg RETURN!! again, cry blood also no use. reached klia, i wasted no time to get the earliest flight to sg which cost me another rm453. and the universe decided to topple everything on me i guess, my flight delayed!!! and that must happened when all of us passengers were already seated comfortably inside the flight. half an hour we had been romped around the runway. another 1.5hr sitting helplessly in the stationary plane. gosh!!! after 3 different flight sectors, 6 hours inside the planes (4 hrs in the air, 2 hrs just sitting, waiting), crossed 4 different airport immigresen counters, i finally reached Sg. around 7pm. that marked a total of 12hours of my whole journey starting from labuan. gosh!!

and you think my stupidity stops there? let’s continue with….

epic fail #2

i guess i never learned from my lesson. and some more dare to to put that ‘Moral Of The Story’ in caps and bold. so the day i returned to Miri, right after landed i decided to check-in early for my flight back to Labuan the next day. little did i know……

me: i wanna check-in for Labuan. tomorrow morning flight, please.

then proudly took out my IC and printed electronic ticket to the counter lady. she typed on the keyboard and frowned at the screen. and then look at me in disbelief.

counter lady: tomorrow? are you sure? the system showed that your flight is today. 5th December. you are suppose to fly to Labuan this morning.

me: WHAT???!!!!! o.O!! Seriously?!!

i looked at my ticket and the date. WTH!!!!!! it was indeed 5th Dec!!! instead of 6th. i was so stunned, speechless and feeling really really stupid. my gosh!!! what a mess!! what was i thinking when i purchase this return ticket? *cry* i just wasted my entire return ticket labuan-miri!! and next morning flight (which i thought i’ll be flying with were fully booked. i had to wait list. AGAIN! sigh~!

when the 1st time i missed the TIME, now 2nd time i missed the DATE!!!! damn, who do this double idiotic act? ONLY ME~!!!!!!

sigh~! i guess i have no choice to just have to admit that I AM THE CLUMSIEST and FORGETFUL (almost senile) GIRL IN THE WORLD!!!

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