Sunday, May 27, 2012

Borneo Giveaway by Marvic and Elara

I'm joining a Borneo Giveaway by Marvic and Elara. So here is my blog entry about Sabah. You can visit these 2 blogs for more details about this giveaway, When Elara Writes (http://www.phat-woman.com) and Marvicn (www.marvicn.com).


Up till now, I have been to Sabah twice and both with totally different experience. The first one was with Zect back in 2005. Since we were not familiar with Sabah and ala2 nervous travel berdua pompuan, we opt for travel agent's package. The second one was with my ex-colleagues where we decided to travel backpackers style.

Let me cerita the first experience. When me and Zect arrived at kat Kota Kinabalu airport, our travel guide with his big tourist van dah tunggu. So can u imagine only the two of us in the limo van...nak begolek2 oso can. Our travel guide was nice but i forgot his name already and he said i looked like sabahan. Oh well i get that all the time! Hahaha!


We stayed at Berjaya Palace Hotel. The first place we went were the famous Jambatan Tamparuli! Rasa cam nak nyanyi lagu Tamparuli but i had no idea the lyrics pulak. 

Then we went to Pekan Kundasang. Sempat stop kejap amik gambar mount Kinabalu walaupon tak naik but rasa bangga gak dah sampai kat area kaki gunung hehe. Lama jugak kitowang layan shopping kat sini because banyak handmade crafts yang best.



When we were about to enter the mount kinabalu park, hari start hujan plak so can't see much because of kabus. But sejukkkkk sgt time nie! Syiok! Me and zect looked like siamese twins in this picture because both pakai baju hujan and posing macam badan melekat jer. We had our lunch there and i remember most of our lauks are veges! lol sib baik sedap. 


We also stopped by University Malaysia Sabah (UMS), Bukit Bendera, Muzium and Taman Mini. These are mmg standard travel agent's itinerary i guess. But nonetheless we just enjoyed the trip because it was our first time there. 


The last night of our stay in KK we had dinner at Restoran Kg Nelayan. We had a table for 8 seatings and the food plak almost penoh our table and yang duduk habeskan makanan only the two of us! Hahaha rasa cam rich bratz not-so  teen jer time tuh.


My second trip plak berempat-FF, Cdot, Amy and me. We stayed at Ang's Hotel for RM58 per night. Cheap kan? But unfortunately me and FF got a creepy room compared to Cdot who shared with Amy. Our room have an old furniture, cermin berkerak and karat sampai tak nampak muka, tv takder siaran, tepon takder line and when we got back from our dinner the room ada ciggie smell! We insisted to change the room so they gave us a new room next to the creepy one and it was OK. Mmg curious because it seems like the hotel mgmt purposely tak berani tukar the creepy room's stuff. AND that night our curiousity jadik suspicious because we heard ada orang tarik perabot till 2am in the morning. The room wasn't big but somebody kept dragging the furniture and bang our wall. What an experience because we immediately checked out from the hotel the next morning :P

Then we walked to jetty naik boat and went straight to Manukan Island. And oh boy the beach is sooooo beautiful and mesmerizing! We were lucky time nak start snorkeling tuh there were lifeguards offered to take each one of us to deeper area to watch corals and fishes! The one i'm with bawak isi kelapa dalam botol mineral so when he opened it menderu ikan datang sampai berlaga2 ngan my snorkel mask. Best gila sampai kene gigit ikan and nyamok laut pon i felt happy because it was a priceless moment!

beach boyz

We also took the opportunity to try out parasailing. Gayat gila time nak terbang naik tuh and orang yang bawak boat tuh plak once in a while lower us down so dat our kaki celup2 air. Time tuh my imagination running wild...i hope no shark or poisonous fish time kitowang dipped kaki hak hak. Time nak landing pon i was a bit nervous takot fall hard on my feet. But i could say it was a smooth landing :)

parasailin

Back in KK we chose to stay overnight at Daya Hotel which is far more comfy. We had a good rest for the next day adventure. Early in the morning we browsed the Sunday Market which i can't get enough of it...banyak barang best nak dibelek. After that we looked for a bus station to go to Kundasang. After seemed like almost an hour tanya orang and tanya jalan we managed to took Bas Berhenti-henti (bas mini) to Inanam (lebey kurang macam puduraya). The bus driver and conductor were very friendly peh tuh plak pasang lagu radja full blast. Haha mmg bes! From Inanam we bought bus tickets to Kundasang and the journey was 2 hours long! I didn't remember the trip was that far when i went with Zect...musbi the van sangat selesa hehe.

kundasang @ sabah

I actually forgot the name where we intended to stop which is pekan nabalu, so i just simply said pasar kundasang. Biler nak turun, conductor cam pelik2 tanya mau beli sayur ka? Ahahah time tuh tah kenapa blur2 gak nak turun bus lepas tuh a bit frustrated because there was nothing much to see in that area. We hanged out for a while sambil makan chicken wings yang sangat sedap...tak sia-sia salah turun hak hak. Then we took a cab gi pekan nabalu and we did some shopping there.

We also had dinner at Anjung Senja for seafood treat. Memang murah and big portion plak tuh, makan sampai bloated. Tokk sedapkan perut we walked back to the hotel instead of hail a cab. We passed by 'wine and dine' area sampai lar ke pasar malam which is rupanya blakang philippine market. Dekat-dekat jer sumer so kira quite convenient jugak our hotel location. We also stopped by at Sugar Bun because we saw there was a live band performing, so we had teh tarik, lepak2 and made Cdot to sing dangdut hahaha.

sayap ayam

So there goes my 2 experiences in Sabah and i really miss KK and the island till now. Some said wait till you see Sipadan. For me Manukan pon dah macam paradise so i cannot imagine betapa canteknyer lagi other island yang ada kat Sabah. Hope ada rezeki pegi lagik and i would love to spend more time at the beach. I think Sabahan people are friendly too! I feel like i can blend in very well because i look like Sabahan don't i? LOL!

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Boss Belated Birthday Celebration

My boss, Kak Ita's birthday falls on 22nd Apr BUT all of us totally forgot about it! We did not even wish her anything hadeyyyy! So after like 2 weeks later, we planned for a lunch get together at Luv Sierra boutique and told her we wanted to celebrate HLBB-EBB merger exercise achievement hehe. Which is partly true lah jugak. As a surprise for birthday girl we bought a cake and a bouquet of flowers.

Birthday K.Rozita 2012

Birthday K.Rozita 2012

This cafe ada banyak quirky stuff i loveeee to look at. Food pon sedap cuma yang kurengnyer service sangat lambat. Dolu we blacklisted kejap this kedai because our food sampai 1.45pm camtuh...aper kejadahnyer orang dah nak abes lunch time dah. But now, we pandai sket lah. We called up and order siap2 before turun lunch. So kurang sket waktu menunggu.

Birthday K.Rozita 2012

I'm the one who bought the birthday cake - cappucino temptation namanyer at Bakers Cottage. Sampai jer opis aku malas nak pegi carik fridge sbb pagi tuh sampai lambat and time tgh tunggu lift boss dah texted me soh buat something. Daku pon biarkan cake tuh disisi sampai lah lunch time. Skali biler bukak...cake lembik and terkluar from the tray! huaaaaaaaaaaaaa....sedehhhh! Nama kak Ita pon dah wiped out from the cake macam landslide T____T

Birthday K.Rozita 2012

So we postponed the cutting cake ceremony sbb nak kasik cake tuh sejuk and "solid" balik. After office hour we went to level 11 to membelasah the cake. The taste was so-so...but ada yang tak biasa makan mousse cake so tgk muka dorang cam kelakar sket lar biler makan hahaha.

Birthday K.Rozita 2012

Kak Ita with the flower bouquet.

Birthday K.Rozita 2012

Fresh flowers arrangement are just beautiful and can make people happy :)

Birthday K.Rozita 2012

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Blonde Moment at Petrol Pump


Terkujat tak habis lagik nie. Aduhaiiii careless nyer macik! Tomorrow the petrol pump owner is going to assess the damage and i really hope it won't cost a bomb. Sigh, it's gonna be an anxious Monday it seems. Or whatever day until they call me up to update the status. I'm praying hard that they won't charge me anything. 

p.s: I hope i won't be in a YouTube too! 

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Short Trip to Penang - Part 2

We enjoyed the Straits Quay marina surroundings very much. Beautiful architecture, very relaxing and spacious...a bonus point for Qeeb who just learned how to walk.
The Straits Quay is part of the Seri Tanjung Pinang project by E&O developments. A quay of wharf is a structure on the shore of a harbor where ships may dock.
Penang Short Trip 2012

Just like what people advised...toddler yang dah pandai jalan can be very handful! Arrrghh i'm experiencing the same. Qeeb just walked blindly macam orang mabuk here and there, refused to follow our direction and tak suka pegang tangan. Basically, i had a good exercise and i should've wear sports attire instead.

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Just like Jeeb's t-shirt, he need all the energy he can get. Lol!

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There was a flea market outside the mall. Some of the sellers were expats.

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Beautiful view of the quay with luxury boats. There were also a number of cozy cafes e.g Delicious, Aseana, Dome etc.

Penang Short Trip 2012

After that we stopped by Padang Kota to find delicious local food. But Qeeb fell asleep immediately in the car so we had to tapau instead. Nak tolak stroller cam tak muat jer. Jeeb bought char koay tiaw + rojak and we had dinner in the hotel room sambil tgk tv. Syiok jugak!

Penang Short Trip 2012

The next day we checked out from hotel. Took a peek at the swimmimg pool yang tak de chance nak try T__T

Penang Short Trip 2012

Went to the other side of island to settle our stuff. Sekecik2 Penang...jauh jugak rasanyer nak pegi tempat tuh. By the time we were done, it was already afternoon and i asked Jeeb to detour to my kampung... kampung seronok. Mula2 confident tau jalan but lepas tuh hesitated sbb rasa cam salah simpang lol! Rupanyer2 i was right cuma jalan tuh yang dah bertukar rupa! Happy dapat tunjuk to Jeeb my kampung heheh...but tak singgah to visit my relative though because it was unplanned and we were in a hurry to go back to KL. There was a part depan my kampung area yang ada classic 1980's look of small town. Amazingly it was still there and untouched in spite of the massive development in that area. Wanted to stop to take a photo of the small town but cuaca panas, no place to stop dengan nak cepatnyer maka terpaksa batalkan niat and hoping the place will still be there when we visit Penang again.

We stopped by Queensbay mall to have lunch at Kenny Rogers, managed to grab an iphone 3gs case (punyer lah susah nak carik skang) and went to Daiso to buy additional windshield to prepare our journey dalam panas.

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Dah nak dekat2 sampai KL tuh...we stopped by at R&R to solat, stretching, have coffee and quick dinner. Kol 7 lebey baru start balik journey sampai lah shah alam...tah pukul brapa tah time tuh. Besoknye kene kejer plak...lemau jugak lah. But Alhamdulillah, urusan official dah slamat settle and we had a nice simple and brief trip to Penang.

Penang Short Trip 2012

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Short Trip to Penang - Part I

In march we went to Penang for business and leisure trip. It was a really short one. Tak sempat nak buat aper sangat in 2 days and 1 night. Memang tak cukup!

Penang Short Trip 2012

Cuaca agak terik.

Penang Short Trip 2012

We stopped at one of R&R to freshen up. Jeeb need to take a break from the long hours driving, while i need a tengkok and waist stretching sbb tido duduk, and Qeeb need some space to move around after tido lama sangat since betolak dari rumah.

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Minom2 and makan jambu...dats all we had hehe.

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This cute cat tgh syiok tido.

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We arrived at Corpthorne Hotel in Penang around 1.30pm. Nice timing to check in :) I also learned that Toy Museum was located right in front of this hotel!

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Our bellboy helped to carry the luggage.

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Sea view from our room.

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Qeeb warming up to the new room environment.

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He had his homemade lunch.

Penang Short Trip 2012

Jeeb tried to get some sleep but Qeeb was busy to test the bed spring....he was fully warmed up dah time nie.

Penang Short Trip 2012

For a few minutes, he kept himself quiet.

Penang Short Trip 2012

He just refused to sleep because energy level tengah full bar. Telebey tido dalam keta lah katakan T___T.

Penang Short Trip 2012

Jeeb managed to get his nap. I didn't (o.O). And by the time he woke up, kitowang dua dah kelaparan tahap gaban because it was already 5pm and we did not have any lunch yet! We decided to have lunch at Tesco nearby which we saw time on the way to hotel...because situ jer yang paling cepat sampai. Dah tatahan sangat nak makan soo mmg tak nyempat ler nak explore tempat makan lain. Food picha takde...muka cheq jer ada...sila rasa kenyang skang. 

Penang Short Trip 2012

After isik perot and feeding battle with Qeeb yang asik spitted his food, i felt like having an ice cream at McD. But saw this cool kiosk called Frost Delight yang ada macam2 jenis ice cream, smoothie, milk shake and other drinks yang you can mix and match.

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Maka terjebak lah nak beli white mocha milk shake and Jeeb had blue lychee sundae. Dedua sedap!

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Qeeb plak won me some candies from this machine. Suweeet :)

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After Tesco we went to Straits Quay which was also nearby. Osemmm sungguh! The picha will be in the next entry :)