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January 30, 2012

30

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when you enter another decade of your life how did you cope with it? i’m happy but i’m also a little bit confuse and…. in denial. kns! i have resisted and refrained to make a big fuss about it but part of me have waited so long to blog about it. this phase. this transition of age group. today, a month and four days of being in the 25-30 or sometimes 30-35 age group i finally decided to shake off the delusional issue of being forever 25+. blame it on CNY. during friends gathering i’m the only unmarried girl in the group T___T (KS doesnt count cos he is a guy) my girlfriends are either married, with kids or expecting babies (one popping out next month on Valentine’s Day! woot!) and seeing them worrying and take their child as main consideration every single time before making any decision made me worry too O.O” now who’s the boss already? the parents or the kids?! *confuse* my friends’ children calling me ‘aunty’ and worst, just 3 days ago my cousin brother got married at the age of 23!!! i will always remember he said to my cousin sister (who is also married) ‘i cannot wait for kak ong, who ask her dont want to marry? so i kawen first lah’ LOL!!! made me realized how ‘old’ i am and how left behind i am in the relationship department although i can say that mine stand the test of time and distance the longest! what is wrong with me?! sigh!! that’s that. the end. ok next.

but good thing is i am still eligible to receive ang pow!! muahahahahahaaa!!! so anyway, all is well. i’m not complaining much la just that you know it sometimes get into you and you get emo semacam.

so since it’s the 30th day of the year, imma blog about the 30 things i did in the span of one year of my 29 until the day i turned 30 last month (which is last year). brace yourself.

1. my 29th bithday was celebrated with a surprise cake from my youth group friends during their visit to our christmas open house (also on my birthday) before i leave for Taipei the next day.

friends and family ๐Ÿ˜€

2. went to Taiwan with my bestie, Scarlet who was 5 months preggie that time. count down and celebrated new year 2011 at Taipei 101 and then visited the Taipei Flora Expo.

Taiwan 100 years anniversary ROC 2011 New Year countdown.

Taipei Flora Expo 2011

3. visited Hualien and met fellow Mirian in our tour group.

Hualien

the two dudes are fellow Mirian and a mother-daughter team from Sg.

4. family trip to Manila in Feb. and our house got broken into T___T

jeepney!! only in The Philippines.

5. passed the test of eating ‘Balut’. it tastes surprisingly good. can join Fear Factor Challenge already.

6. went for a relaxing gateway to Bali with Jane in March.

in Ubud

7. got my Giraffes (finally!) from Ubud and made new friend with a friendly local girl called Nami.

bought a family of girrafes. not the ducks ok :p

new friend ๐Ÿ™‚

8. went for a long awaited trip to Vietnam with Jane in April.

typical morning activity in Hanoi.

9. traveled on a sleeping cabin on a train ride for the first time and trekked a total of 10 hours in Sapa, Hanoi.

sharing cabin with a friendly French couple.

Sapa, Hanoi. where you'll still see the natives wearing their traditional costumes everyday.

10. stayed in a junk for the first time at Ha Long Bay!

11. mesmerized by the breathtakingly beautiful Ha Long Bay!

Ha Long Bay

12. Chu Chi Tunnels at Ho Chi Minch.

13. went for a workover job for the first time on Trident 16 rig. of all the site jobs that are assign to us, workover job will be the last type of job that will be given to me because it is a tough job. tough means 24 hours on standby :p usually the guys will be given priority to go for it first. but that time was a desperate case where all engineers were unavailable due to heavy work schedule so no choice i had to go!! T___T but actually i was fine with it just that i had to miss my Osaka flight!!!! horror i tell you!! thank goodness i was flying MAS and with the help of high ranking insider i managed to change my date where MASHoliday is not eligible to do so initially. Phew!! ok where was i? owh…. Trident 16!

rig's helideck

14. went to Osaka and be a kid again at Universal Studio Japan. whee!!

Universal Studio Japan!! ๐Ÿ˜€

15. visit to Osaka will not complete if you dont visit Kyoto. stayed at a ryokan. the japanese traditional bedroom. and also stayed in a mix dorm for the first time. and it is so clean that its toilet almost had me a heart attack!

ryokan ๐Ÿ™‚

aiya!!! i actually wanted to upload a video of the toilet that nearly made me to experience heart attack but dunno why here cannot support AVI?! how ah??

16. turned into a geisha and visited the Kiyomizu temple.

fake geisha :p

Kiyomizu Temple, Kyoto

17. attended my 1st wedding of the year – my cousin Melissa’s in June.

their wedding theme colour was green hence the green apple as favors ๐Ÿ™‚

18. went to Chiang Mai with Jane (again) in July and had a thrilling experience of Flights of The Gibbons.

i think that's Jane there. the ziplines is so long that you cannot wait to reach to the other end. a whole new experience of flying though the canopies.

19. visited the White Temple of Chiang Rai.

Wat Rong Khun, Chiang Rai

20. had to returned a day earlier to Malaysia from Thailand due to work purposes – attend ISORD 2011. which also turned out to be a part leisure part training trip at Langkawi. the last time i was there was 16 years ago.

21. just one day after returning from Langkawi, i packed my bag again for Perhentian Island. this time with a group of friends. both the bf’s and mine ๐Ÿ™‚

little olsen and me floating ๐Ÿ™‚ happy day!

22. my gf got married!! to a Korean guy!! now i really really cannot say ‘she also not yet ma…. why rush?’ the usual excuse when people ask The Question ๐Ÿ˜ก

cmee + martin.

23. went to Phuket with cousin and my 2 other girls ๐Ÿ™‚ was a truly inspiring and blessed trip this one.

the bottom right photo with our 2 funny entertainer onboard our cruise. suddenly our guide and waiter turned into 'wonder girls' and 'gloria gaynor'. LOL!!LOL!!! l

24. Organized a fund raising dinner with a Rock-ish theme. but it was a super stressful one it can be the down-est moment in my whole 2011.

handmade paper weight made of rock and my cousin came all the way from miri to support ๐Ÿ™‚

25. joined the church for outreach ministry to Trusan Laut. was treated 1st class hospitality. we were spoiled by so much yummy local food!!!!!!

26. attended more friends’ wedding. *yawn*

27. went for an impromptu trip to Sg. visited USS and Marina Bay Sands this time.

my 2nd universal studio in a year o.O

one of my bucket list!! to do rock climbing. of all the places i have to do it in USS. posing with my cert and my young instructor ๐Ÿ™‚

Rain Oculus at Marina Bay Sands and chocolate lover ;p

28. became official photographer for D&G’s wedding. yay!

their album.

29. Christmas in Lawas at grandparents’. first time driving long distance alone and it wasnt that bad at all.

30. Climbed and reached the peak of Mount Kinabalu on my 30th Birthday!!! win!!!

bottom right is my team member. but only three managed to reach to peak (top left). yay. us!

i made it!!!!! happy birthday to me ๐Ÿ˜€

may you have a blessed day, friends!

xoxo

December 31, 2011

One Week + New Year Eve

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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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