Thursday, May 31, 2012

KML2 - Labuan Trip

On the 30th and 31st of May, where all Sabahan and Labuan's citizen celebrate Hari Keamatan, we KML students, and also new family members of Labuan Methodist Church joined a trip organized by the Church. We went around Labuan in one day, well sort of.  

We gathered at the front door 7 sharp, had our card scanned, names ticked, and took off.

On the van ;)

Our starting point, where we had our ice-breaking games. Despite the hot weather, everybody was distracted by the match. We were all divided into groups and fought against each other to be the champion of the day. Here's where we start to get to know each other, and stay united as a group to win. Unfortunately, my group got fourth place, but then fortunately we didn't have to get in the last stage -- playing frisbee under the hot sun. Poor Penny and some of the girls I know got sunburn. -.-

At either Pohon batu or Pancur Hitam. Or neither. Lol I didn't ask for the name, so yea I don't know.

Young soul (Y)

Cute Lydia. Haha

Gym equipped type of playground. Rare :) 


The scenery here's truly breathtaking.

Both sexy ladies posing for the camera. Haha

Next stop - Chimney Museum

Third stop - War Memorial

Every soldiers that fought for peace and sacrificed for freedom had their belongings buried here.

Grandsons and granddaughters of late Frank Amstrong came to visit, left him flowers too.

Fourth stop - Marine Museum

From inside of the building.

Although the picture taken is blur, you still can see clearly that the sea has obvious layers of different colours of blue. 

Chicken rice for lunch! :3

Second box of rice... Haha cool spoon eh?

1 2 3, orang kayu. Chinese translated 木头人! :3

I lost because I burst out laughing. Lol hard to keep calm bah when everyone look so serious

Last stop of the day - Botanical Garden

One of the task in the game - Me modelling exactly like how they describe! :P

One of the task in the game - Taking picture under the same bridge they describe. A very long walk -.-

But then one of the task is carrying a group member and walk on the stone floor (健康步道), Cassandra carried me. Ohmyy I'm so heavy surely her feet hurts. But she's just so nice. :/ The hardest thing to do I bet. Even not carrying somebody on your back it's already quite painful for the sole of your feel to walk on the stoned roads.

One of the task in the game, the hardest one to look for - to find the word 乳牛at a very large park and we asked four to five persons for hints, finally saw it at the entrance. Lol but luckily we were the first to finish everything, so we got to go back to church and rest first. Aircond and bed, syok bah. XD

Dinner - Fast food. Ahaha butter chicken! Yummmm

Kitchai Peng again! :3

On the next day, I had a RM4.50 Kolo Mee. Okay bah the price I guess. But I miss eating food that daddy and mummy cook back home. :P

After that at 9am, we gathered in the church hall and begin the election process for committee members for KML fellowship. I...... got the post of 团契组副组长, thanks to Joyce, Freda, Penny and Jing Ting's support. So as my new friends I met in the church. No matter getting a post or not, no matter what I got, I believe it's in God's will. I hope I'll finish this for God, and in the will He desires. Humble ah humble, seriously need to learn to be humble, and also learn to socialize with sincerity too @@

At 2.30pm, the UMS seniors from church drove us to UK,  and dropped us off at Financial Park again. Heee that will be how it is I guess, even after Sunday Service we will be dropped at the same area, get our lunch, buy the things we need, walk to the bus station, and go back to KML on our own gua.

Before going back, Joyce, Penny, Freda and me went to Pizza Hut and ate our lunch. Enjoy sia

Mushroom soup with garlic bread

And pizza upgraded to cheezy lava! :3 Ohhhmy super cheesy loh.

It was two fruitful days, finding the second family after leaving home, to find somewhere that I feel that I belong, to look for somewhere that I can find comfort from. I've met lots of awesome people, and enjoy every moment I had here with them.

It's still the beginning, still and always have to keep praying hard and rely on God.

Take care and MGBU! xoxo :)

Monday, May 28, 2012


On the 19th of May, I stepped into KIA to depart from Kuching, to Miri. This time, I didn't feel excited about riding on the airplane, neither did I feel sad for leaving. On my way to the airport, I receive a chain of text messages from friends that wishes me goodbye, mostly from youth fellowship and that made me really happy and touched. They're so adorable and I'm very lucky to have them as my brother and sisters that will back me up every time when I needed help. (Hope so lah, but so far so good. Hahaha)

737 from Kuching to Miri. Above the sky, I was looking for the kingdom of clouds, which I saw eight years ago. But all I saw was only clouds shaped of mountains on a desert.

My very very cute mum! 

And busy body but macho daddy. Hahaha

Arrive at Miri in the evening, ate chashao and shaola for dinner. Yummm *Suddenly feels hungryy

Finally! Arrived at Labuan when the skies turned dark. We stayed at Red Tomato Hotel, cozy enough for us to sleep, bath, rest, and most importantly, store every thing that I bought and brought, which is a lot.

On the second day, daddy and mummy walk me around labuan, looking for things that I need to buy and bring. So, after eating and asking for directions, we followed the way that one Labuan citizen points while saying "saaaaaaaaaaaaaana-tu". After the not-so-long-but-still-long walk, we reached financial park, quite early as most shops were still close.

LAO BA ate ABC when we're at Financial Park gia gia sambil waiting for the stores to open. Hmm, I think he's giving me advises while eating. *Very obvious actions shown above

My very young mum @ sister. Haha miiiiiiii you look young lah!

One in the afternoon we went to KML to do registration. Mummy and daddy are asked to wait outside while I finish the registration inside Dewan Mutiara on my own. It was kind of scary at first, not having my parents accompanying me, I try to remain calm and not to freak out if anything happens, which I'm glad it all turns out okay. I got my student card on the spot, and get my keys at the ground floor of my dorm. Lucky for my the walk wasn't that faraway! My heels are hurting and I regret for buying court shoes with heels. (Mama's very nice for buying me the cheap yet comfortable shoes :3)

On the 21st, after buying everything that I need and checking out the hotel, daddy carried everything into the taxi and at about 1 in the afternoon, we arrived at KML, with the taxi parked beside dorm Madani C. This time, it's time to unload and unpack everything into the little place that I will call home for the rest of 11 months I will spend here.

My room mate's two Malay from Sabah, and One Bidayuh from Kuching! :) They're nice. Very nice, actually. Siti helped to keep my dry clothes when someone from upstairs hang their wet clothes and the water drip down. Lala will wake my up when I over slept -.- and Pris will sometimes walk me down to cafe and look after my stuff when I'm out. So overall, they're very very sweet and nice. :) But dang I think they thought that I love to eat and sleep. Hahaha first bad impression lol

Besides that, Penny, Freda and Joyce from my old school came too! We kinda spend most of our time together when there's activities held.

The first week, which is orientation week (MPPB2012) was so tiring and hectic. Facilitators that were seniors came to get us all disciplined and straightened us up. The moto was " All for one and one for all". And so, when one person did something wrong, every body will be punish. And yes we're all punish for quite a lot of times and I got sick on the first day. But then thank God mum prepared medicine for me so I became well in just few days time.

2700+ students sitting in the hall for four to eight hours a day with the hot weather causing us to sweat every single minute of time. But then again, we're so lucky that this batch, we get strict yet kind facilitators, and mostly, we have water supply to bath and wash all our clothes. During this week, "Compress" has became the word that we don't really wish to hear. We need to sit as close as possible so Dewan Mutiara can fit us all, and we could hear speeches and guidelines from lectures of different departments.

One of the night while we're having taklimat, Mr.E call for students who wanted to audition to be in the KML band. I raised my hand, and escaped one night of compressing against one another. There's three stages to go through that is, "Playing my own piece", "Playing a song while Kak Itchel Sing", and "Accompany a song you never heard that Mr.E chose". Btw, I succeed in the audition and am officially one of the Keyboardist of KML Band! I'm so so blessed because there's so many students more talented than me, but then I believe without God's gift and blessings, I will not be chosen.

Throughout this week, we did so much activities. Every morning at four (Must be awake at 3 to bath and eat, so that the washroom will not be packed -.-) it begin with LDK moral that started with a prayer for all Non-Muslim students while Muslim students will gather in the Mosque for their Solat Subuh. After that, we have a little dance battle, girl against boys. We learnt the "Banana Dance", "Kim Kam Bai", "Wahai Duyung-duyung", "Break Down", "KML Yell", "KFC dance" and "Atas rumput ada Kaki". When the Muslim students finish their solat subuh, we gathered at Astaka for our morning exercise. 30 minutes to either eat and change to formal attires, and meet up at Dewan Mutiara, to compress, and have our taklimat. Lunch, if there's time we can bath, if no, we must chose to either eat, or starve during the next taklimat. Then came LDK that we all look forward to the most, where we are divided into 20+ students per group and have a mentor-mentee sessions with the lecturers. Evening exercise, dinner, and night taklimat. @@ The earliest time we slept that week is 11.30pm. 

To go through that week, I feel so lucky and proud. Lol really bah I never expect myself to be healthy after a heavy week like that. I thought I will at least have heat-stroke or what but because I try to eat and rest while I can, I'm glad I'm still here alive! No wonder my roommate all thought I eat and sleep a lot. Heh I mencuri masa yang ada untuk recharge myself bah

The last night of MPPB, we're having a forum about Rohani at Dataran Kawad until late night. Here's the time the facilitators played sad music, telling us to close our eyes while they try to make us cry. Which, they succeed. Four days after mum and dad left to Kuching, I finally.........cried. But the girl behind me more kesian. She cried and sob so hard :/

On Friday, we had our last day of MPPB, the closing ceremony which I really compressed quite happily. Because duh, it's the last day and heh I chose a place at the side to sit so I can easily change my sitting position while I could breathe all the extra air I want. Oh yah, it's beside the door too, so the wind sometimes blew inside and lucky me doesn't need to use JI-AH to fan myself already :P

Freda, Penny, Joyce and I had our first outing on Friday :) RM2 bus fare to town and several hundreds spent at town -.- 

First meal out - RM5 Kolo Mee

We walked pass Pasar Tani where Freda, Penny and Joyce wanted to buy RM20's durian but I stopped them. Lol luckily they didn't bought :P

RM6.50 Lemon Chicken Rice at a Air-Conditioned cafe for luch! Syok bah after a long hot walk and shopping from Financial park to Milimewah

Here's what we all bought. Haha

6 in the evening at Astaka. The view here is very beautiful actually. Especially during sunset. 

Freda, Penny, Joyce and I tried to run every evening at 6 for one hour. Make use for what we have, and erm....... Try to maintain a healthier lifestyle loh. But hope this will continue on non-stop

福音车 brought us from Church to 爱人 for lucnch. I had kitchai peng (what they call Air Limau here in Labuan), with Burger and Fries on Sunday after Sunday Service at Labuan Methodist Church. Soooooo looking forward to the two day one night trip organized by church around Labuan this coming Thursday and Friday! :) Ohhh finally something meaningful to do before all class starts on 6th of June, next Monday.

(28/05/2012) Students lining up at Astaka for aerobic dancing / Opening ceremony of Teacher's sports day.

Teachers against Students match for football. Very very berkeliru. So many footballs at one field and everyone just start kicking -.-

Today they're selling books at the library's lobby, so I skipped the Teacher's sport day and went lining up to buy books. All this for nearly RM200, still lacking of Principle Account's reference. Maybe I need to either photocopy or use lecture notes lo. But then there's book in the library to use also right? I can't wait for class to start! And to finish this 11 months fast! Still I pray that I can cope with everything because this is all very very new to me... Time managing, moving close to God, Time managing, having faith in God, Time managing, gaining strength from God, Time managing, and more believing in God. :)

My table! Lol the messiest and most stuff compare to my roommates'. Alaaa barulah got the "homy" feel leh. 

My little corner to sleep, change, and store everything I have. Heh I fold my blankets everyday! *Proud si.

I miss everyone back home, especially daddy, mummy, menda and aboy :( I actually dream about home for the last few nights of sleep. But still, even if I wish to go home, I didn't want to. I want to stay here and focus on what I have to do first. But............. Sigh. 

Till the next post then, Goodbye :) Take care and MGBU.