Kinabalu Trip – Part 2: My worst nightmare ever

Trust me when I say Sue and I make the best partner! Haha!  We complement each other, just like how my following blog completes hers.


On 22nd March – crawling my way up to Laban Rata


With my myopic eye power of 200, the fascinating rainbow was still visible from the balcony of our room at Rose Cabin!

Rainbow on your left! It reminded me over an old adage: the best things in life are FREE!


When we reached the I-forgot-what-hut, fatigue in body and mind, I saw a space next to where our guide was sitting, without any hesitation; I spontaneously sat on the tree trunk.


Aiyo! Ahmoi! Seluar kamu kena tahi tupai-tupai sudah!”


Yuckssss!!!!! Then I scurried for water supply to get rid of the yucky matter off my pants. Once I came out from the toilet, I shouted aloud, “I HATE SQUIRREL!” and all the people witnessing my misfortune burst into laughter.

I hate squirrel!!!!


It was at another I-forgot-what-hut that we were having a break. We saw a squirrel. Sue then asked, “Was that a squirrel anyway?”


“If it’s not a squirrel, then chipmunk it is!” I replied.


“No, it’s a RAT!” a humorous reply from the angmoh.


The transition of my level of energy went like these along my trail up to Laban Rata:-


5 minutes into the climb from Mersilau: I started to pant…

After Layang-layang: Lactic acid was forming… steps getting heavier…

1 km to reach Laban Rata: body fully manipulated by fatigue

500m to reach Laban Rata: I swore to myself that I WON’T JOIN ANY HIKING TRIP ANYMORE!!!

Wuu …. I wanna go home… I swear I WON’T JOIN ANY HIKING TRIP ANYMORE!!!!


Pity Sue! Actually she could go as fast as a rocket, but she slowed down to match with my pace… how sweet!

Introducing PEREMPUAN KUAT UNTUK 2008, TEO SUE CING!!!!!! See the difference? When I was almost half dead, she still can squeeze a smile!

This was actually her 1st official hiking trip! Impressive?

When we finally reached the Laban Rata Rest House, we needed to hustle for our hot shower, dinner and also the via ferrata briefing. I was so exhausted and very IMPATIENT! I did not comprehend why the impatience, I wikipedia-ed, it’s not the symptom of altitude sickness… I think my “blaze of impatience” almost burned Sue… Sorry, Sue!

I couldn’t sleep well that night too… was dreaming something bad about the twilight climb…

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2 Responses to “Kinabalu Trip – Part 2: My worst nightmare ever”

  1. 1 sc April 6, 2008 at 8:12 pm

    "go as fast as a rocket" ahahahahhaa.. NOTmy frens are urging me to go again.. so tempted.  only dread the climb down.. wanna challenge again?

  2. 2 samantha April 6, 2008 at 11:28 pm

    siao! would rather go pak tor… =p

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