One of the MUST THINGS to do whenever you're studying away from home. Going for a short trip with friends the schools you're studying at! Take chances, embrace your youth and see the world while you can :) Especially with your peers :)
One advice. Don't go to shopping malls like for the whole trip. Do get into contact with natures, their customs, and must not miss out the spots they recommend you to visit :))))))
It all started when we left college where we drop off Wui Lok, Lydia and Josiah at the airport to send them home. This guy, Leroy was very kind to send all of us to church to ensure our safety and go back to school on his own.
That night is when we celebrated winter solstice after choir with our conductor sister Angela.
That night, we had a long talk with Reverend Pau also about 因信称义. Learnt a lot. And many of us did the 得救确局's prayer. :)
Morning ferry 0800am. All of us woke up kinda late but still sempat arrived la. Hee. Then again cause we arrived late, most seat was taken and we all had to sit scatteredly. Lucky for me it's Rais, my lecture mate who sit beside me. And the most lucky thing was he didn't vomit too in that whole boat ride. Cause if he do, for sure I will. :/
Me, Ying Nee, Chloe, Joyce, Freda, Mee Ing, Eileen. 38 tuan (Y)
One trip that bonded our relationship. This geng + Adrian traveled everywhere together :) I'm so lucky to have them had all planned out where I need not to worry a thing at all.
After that we carried all our luggage and walked to Suria. Ate lunch at Upperstar again. Quality maintained, different food but still tastes delicious. (Y) Then we went shopping! Didn't get to follow Freda because she went to Art Festival at the Museum so I follow Carol and Mee Ing instead. They're great shopping partners! Bought quite a lot of stuffs for CNY heee.
After shopping, Xue Ting mum came to pick us up and we send all of our luggage back to University Apartment - grateful for Xue Ting and her family, we stayed at her second home, for free! Still got food, water, bed and aircond. Blessed! Then Xue Ting mum send us to 1 Borneo, and we continue shopping! Until. Most of the shop closed. Lol. That's the day, I had my hair cut short. It looked nice when it's freshly cut and blown dry by the hairdresser, but to be frank, I regretted because I don't like maintaining layered hair. Very very troublesome.
The shampoo guy was great. But the stylish is..................sigh. Fierce like what. First time had my hair being cut in a foreign place and a saloon out of my grandma, I had a not so nice experience. Might not consider to go to other place to do my hair le. Even though grandma's place is old school, at least, she's nice. :/
It's after midnight I think, lucky the other group rent a car so they picked us up from 1Borneo and send us back to Xue Ting's apartment. :)
Morning we was supposed to directly go to Gaya Street. But the bus uncle brought us here. He said it's a must place to take photos. Haha and he even comment us for not posing. So we did.
Yes. It's the uncle who told us to jump and get our photos taken like this! Haha. He says most people come here took their picture such way :)
First shot failed.
Second shot. I failed to flap my wings. HAHAHAHA
Act choir. I wasn't supposed to be there. Hahah I was suppose to be their pianist lolol
Again, the uncle stopped at the road side and told us to took this picture because it's a place where tourist will stop and take picture. Haha
After many shots. Finally.
A real vintage ice-cream truck outside Gaya street.
Met some matrics friend who came to KK for holiday break trip too. :) Here's also where we met a lot of our lecturers cause they too came for a trip to KK!
Eating while waiting for Freda, Ariele and Xue Ting to arrive at a kopitiam near Gaya Street.
After Gaya Street, we went to Wisma for shopping - heard it's a hot destination where people would choose there to commit suicide :/ scary what. Then we went to City Mall! City Mall's like seriously the place where we meet most KK matric's friend. Haha but the things there were quiteee expensive. A little somehow like Merdeka Plaza. Expensive compare to Suria la. But overall okok la. After Jerry came we continue onnnnnnnnnnnn to
Eat the very famous 生肉面. I really thought it was raw meat. But no lah. Haha pork where can eat raw de lol.
Then we went to Perdana Park to witness the awesome Musical Fountain! While waiting for Jovian to arrive la. Many people gathered there to watch the musical fountain. Very pretty :) Because we're in a gang, so we're all like singing, dancing and fooling around while people watch us with weird faces. Haha. But because we're in a gang and had a chance to do all these together, I enjoyed it a lot.
After that, we went to Tanjung Aru for late night supper. A LOT OF DELICIOUS FOOD WERE SOLD THERE! Haha and I had a great night stroll on the beach :) Very very romantic lahhhhh.
The day. We went to Ranau, Tamparuli, to Kundasang, Tuaran, Minopok, and Poring. Ahaha I can't remember the sequence lah. Lol.
All of us in the van :)
Once again, on the way, uncle stopped by the road side and asked us to take picture hereeeeeeee
Same case. Haha but the scenery is very very breathtaking!
We're totally like in the clouds. It's like we're in a foreign country too and the temperature is very low.
Ohhh did I mention? I sat in the front seat of the van beside uncle. Had a clearer view of Sabah. The scenery there is seriously effortlessly breathtaking. Unlike Sarawak, every places we go are actually flat landscapes. In Sabah, the mountains are kinda below us all the time. We entered the clouds, and are at a very high place above sea level.
Stopped by at Ranau to beli fruits and junk food for pinic at Poring later! Heeee (Y) The fruits there were laid out just on the table of the stalls and there are no need of fridge. Because the temperature is perfect enough for the fruits to keep fresh. Like very cool or what!
Then we reached Poring's Hotspring :)
First pool they jumped in - Rock pool. Not hotspring, but ordinary one. Imagine the temperature is already cold but they jumped into the room temperature pool where it was as cold as the water in the fridge. Hahaha
Jerry even swim while bergegar and Adrian had to struggle coming up from the pool because it was too cold.
So the girl's tougher. Hahaha
There's limited space for the hottub. Finally found one after rock pool! :))
Yeaaa picnic in the water. Haha
Stopped by at Tuaran and ate Tuaran mee. Hehe it's delicious I ordered two plates! :P
After 5 hours + to and fro Poring, we went back, changed our clothes and go to 1 Borneo againnnnn
Filling our sushi cravings at Sushi King :)
Marco bought me and Freddy Starbucks! :) At the strike of midnight, we wished each other Merry Christmas, in the almost empty 1 Borneo. Haha. Lucky for Marco and his friend Adrian that drives, they send us back to Xue Ting's house again :)
Freda Bella Chen
Morning ferry, 0800am. We went back, and celebrated Christmas in Church :)
Once again, brothers and sisters of Labuan Methodist Church cooked yummy and home cooked food for us. Blessedddddd :)
There's lots of up and downs in this trip. A little downs only lah actually. We were nearly to miss our ferry going back to Labuan, but thank God he took care of us and we had so much blessings throughout this trip. Where we stay, our transportation, the people we are with, the money we spent, the places we go, the weather, the timing of everything, are all great blessings from God. :)
I don't mind going back again, but I particularly wanted to go to Mount Kinabalu. Sabah, hopefully we'll meet again! :)