Archive for March, 2008

Kinabalu Trip – Part 1: Days Before the Climb

As usual, this blog is to supplement Sue’s blog in a way.


On Mar 19th – lonely flight to KK

I told my best traveling partner, Sue that our trip to Kinabalu was like doomed…  at least for the beginning, obstacles persisted:-


1) me and sue almost withdrew ourselves from the trip

2) 3 colleagues of Sue back off about a month before the trip; and 3 friends of mine retreated from the trip 4 hours before our flight. As a result, I had to travel to kk and spend one-day by myself ALONE.

3) 5 hours before my flight, while I was still packing my stuff, suddenly there’s sharp pain in the stomach, so bad that I couldn’t even walk straight. My mom then sent me to clinic.

4) when I reached Summer Lodge and tried to check in, someone at the reception told me that, “Sorry, we don’t have your reservation…” my agent forgot to do the arrangement!


After all the hoo-hah, I managed to settle down at the lodge.

These were all mine! I seriously think that they were too much to be brought!

Lonely… Lonely… Flying all alone.. anyone to save this lonely soul?


On Mar 20th – lonely soul loitering in KK town

The next morning, I wandered around Kota Kinabalu town on my own using a map printed out from Google Earth. I did not dare to stray too far from the lodge since I’m a dummy in directions. Soon, I felt the burning gastric pain again, so I was on my journey back to the lodge. I slept, surfed the net (for free at Summer Lodge!) and waited patiently for my love (Sue lah tu!) to reach, hahaha!

A mega cute meow meow found at the lodge to soothed my lonesome

A moment of hesitation: should I buy some salted fish as souvenirs?


The Philippino Market: bought some souvenirs here.

Jeffrey then came and brought us all to Tanjung Aru Beach for supper. After the supper, we went back to our lodge.

I came here the first time in 2005!

I wanna use 群众的力量: the food prepared by stall #11=antonym of delicious!


In our dorm, Chee Haur made a brave manifesto as to wear only the thinnest clothes possible to climb Mount Kinabalu! Stay tuned to see whether or not he did honor his words!


Haur acting macho! 

Mega speechless… it was my head torch!!!!

On Mar 21st – journey to Kinabalu Park

Nothing much to further elaborate except more feeds on photos:-

Sue bought a bunch of the bananas at Pekan Nabalu. She 心理作用, said the bananas were extraordinary sweet!

The Aslan dog! I think he’s a bad dog cuz 好狗不拦路!Sue’s GREATLY terrified!

Having hard time with the hot shower at Rose Cabin…

 Part 2 |


Preparation for Expedition to Mount KK – Gunung Bunga Buah

I visited Gunung Bunga Buah on Feb 17th, it’s my last training before expedition to Mount Kinabalu and I’m only blogging about it a month later.


Before everything, I’d like to convey that the leeches at Gunung Bunga Buah are lecherous (they rhyme!) I got bitten in the butt! I lost quite a lot of blood I think… and I did not even notice the bite until I got home. My mom saw blood stained on my pants and thought that I was having my menstruation until overflowed.


Yikes! Blood stains!

*Trying to exaggerate* It’s my suspicion that Gunung Bunga Buah is made of leeches!!!! Along the trail, me and my cousins screamed our heart out for help to remove the leeches trying so hard to bleed on us whenever there’s take-five point, or jumping here and there to avoid leeches.

I loathe leech!!!!!!!

Everyone busy checking whether or not we had been the victims of the blood-sucking worms…


The trail

Hehe, my creative piece of work!

Genting can be seen from the distance!

The whole journey took us 9 hours in total, 4 hours ascending, 1 hour break at the peak and 4 hours descending. No one ever told me that the trail was going to be that long. I only consumed 2 bar of kit-kat, 1 char siu bao and 500ml of water to fuel the whole journey! I was so hungry and dehydrated towards the last 1.5km and I fell asleep up at the peak!

Reaching the peak

Group photo

Deep in slumber…

I requested Ah Love to help me take photo with sexy look. So, did i look sexy?


People are saying that we need at least 1 month of solid training to conquer Mount KK. For my case, I had training 1 month ago!

Coming up: my traumatic experience climbing up to Mount Kinabalu

The preparation: Gunung Angsi | Bukit Tabur |

Not in pink

Am I becoming paranoid?


I suspect I kena diabetes!

I have all these symptoms:

– excessive and frequent urination (so frequent that I can’t sleep well at night ),

– hunger (I eat like a dinosaur! ),

– blurred vision (my eye power increases so much that I have to wear specs all day long now ),

– weakness and fatigue/generalized tiredness (no matter how early I go to bed, I still feel tired! And I get tired easily… ),

– repeated infections or skin sores that heal slowly or not at all (I still feel itchy around the wound caused by the leech 3 months ago!)


And all these facts are terrorizing me!

– Diabetes is most common in individuals who have an immediate family member with diabetes; in people who are overweight or physically inactive

– More women than men have been diagnosed with the disease


Besides, I also doubt that I kena H. Pylori when I have gnawing or burning pain in the stomach area, between the breastbone and the navel. Commonly, the pain occurs when the stomach is empty, between meals and in the early morning hours, but it can also occur at other times of the day!

 Need to really go for a thorough medical check-up….

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Alternatives that we have…


Parti Islam SeMalaysia (PAS)


Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR)


Parti Tindakan Demokratik (Democratic Action Party, DAP)


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