Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Mount Kinabalu... What a climb

Last week I was at Kota Kinabalu for holiday together with my friends and one of the trip is to hike to the summit of Mount Kinabalu.

On Sunday morning, we took off from Kinabalu Park at around 7.30am, and 20 minutes later we were at the foot of the mount to begin our climb.

We decided to trail Mersilau over Timpohon simply because Mersilau offers a far more magnificent view around the mountain although Mersilau is about 2 hours longer to hike and a more difficult hike.

Around 9am, we started our hike.

This trail was simply breathtaking in scenery, as we climb higher, the trees that we normally see in a Malaysian jungle suddenly changed to weird looking bonsai trees growing around a rocky mountain alongside with other unusual plants and flowers.

As it started raining around 12pm, there were thick fogs (or clouds?) everywhere, not forgetting the strong winds.

We have no choice but to wear raincoats in the middle of the hike. At around 4.30pm we reached Laban Rata Hut, half way to the summit at 3272.7m above sea level at 10.5 degree Celsius. We stayed there for a few hours before continuing our journey to the top just in time for the sunrise.

At this level, I was already feeling quite dizzy and a bit hard to breath due to the thinner oxygen level.

On a very cold Monday morning, we were preparing ourselves for the second part of the journey.

As you can see, the outside temperature was at 8.7 degree Celsius. Around 3am in a blind morning, we continued our hike from Laban Rata to the top.

This was where the situation got tougher. The surroundings were all rocky with a few small patches of grass plants scattered in between. The oxygen was getting thinner and thinner and I was out of breath very easily. Every few steps I need to breathe hard in order not to blackout, not to mention the dizziness.

I arrived at the peak at around 6.30am. Thinking that I have missed the sunrise, those arrived at the peak around 5am and have waited there all the while said that there was no sunrise to see, just a yellowish glow behind the clouds.

Hah! the sunrise view at slightly below the peak was far more magnificent. I should have taken some photos while I was there. What a mistake to struggle to climb to the top.

But anyway, all of us that have made it to the peak took photos on the very top of Low's Peak (4095.2m above sea level)
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The view from the top. (2 pics)

Around 7am, flocks of climbers started to decent.

But we stayed longer for photoshooting eventhough the temperature was around 4 degree Celsius. My entire face was numb all the waykekeke

My reason was simply because by looking down the rocky mountain, it was like very steep and scary to climb down after just been struggled hard to reach to the top and I need to exert all my energy to climb down again. So I took my time around the summit eventhough all other hikers were long gonekekeke

Some of the pics taken there.
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I had to climb down anywaykekeke

On Steven Yeam Network (SYN) and Lampe Berger

recently i've heard so much on Lampe Berger... lampe berger scam, say no to lampe berger and etc etc.. i do not provide the links here as i'm still not quite very clear about the business..

out of curiosity about what all this hoo haa is about, i went to the office itself which is located at the menara HLA and found out that Lampe Berger (DCHN) and Steven Yeam Network (SYN) are actually two separate companies running the same business.. SYN runs as a network of people promoting the products from Lampe Berger..

i don't know the background of both the companies but was told that Lampe Berger is very stable and has been in the market for quite some time..

from a SYN's member's perspective, once you're a member, you don't have to do sales of products.. as in you're not a sales man or a direct selling chap.. all you need to do is just to find people to join the network (sales of lampe(s) is not crucial in the business)..

the business plan is somewad like a piramid scheme... the more a member recruit, the more money will be earned.. some claimed that they're earning about RM 5-6 k to RM10k in a month.. i don't know how true is that and i'm not sure on how much have they invested in this network..

to join SYN, the initial payment is RM 150+RM2345 which comes up to a total of RM 2495 and the member will need to get 5 persons to join under him/her to expand the network.. Income will be calculated based on:

rank's (%) X number of people X RM 2345

the higher your rank is, the more % you'll get..

i'm not on anyone's side in this matter.. some are even making this as their full time job.. i have no idea on how reliable SYN is..

one thing which i don't understand is why are there so many people joining this network? (it's true.. i saw lots of people in their office till late night) is it a real scam? or is it a real fast reliable way to make money rather than working like a normal person does..

Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Kenny Roger's Grilled Lamb Chop with Baked Crispy Cheesy Wedges

Grilled Lamb With 2 Sides

Been having this few weeks ago.. it's kinda ok..

the wedges is abit different from the KFC's as it's a little bit spicy and definitely tasty when dipped with melted cheese..

Saturday, April 22, 2006

Alicia Cooks Stir Fry Black Pepper Chicken

Stir Fry Black Pepper Chicken

I haven't been frequently updating my blog and it has been quite some time since i last cook something...

so today i offered to cook chicken for my family.. stir fry black pepper chicken with spring onions..


Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Life is so b-e-a-u-ti-fooooool

yesterday my second sister broke me a news.. "some short sms song" a sms arrived and i read "harn, you're goin to be 4 eee (4th aunt) in 9 months time".. upon reading it, i am happy for her that finally she's expecting a baby (after several years of trying) and at the same time i feel older that someone new's gonna call me an "auntie"?

miserable la.. i'm not that old yet..

anyway.. thoughts of how my sister's life will be, popped up, and i could imagine her struggling for her family in monetory terms..

nowadays, having a baby is not cheap (especially in KL).. a couple will have to spend money for hiring a babysitter, a "cho yuet" person (i don't know wad is it called in english), buy food, education, diapers, clothes, childcare, etc etc and the list is gonna be like neverending...

the cost : hundreds to thousands for each category..

(found out from my friend : childcare cost about RM 650 a month in KL.. not inclusive of milk and diapers)

imagine how life will be when one has got an unexpected news when they're financially tight...

Tuesday, April 18, 2006

The all new Samsung SGH-P850

There is a charging handphone at a corner and it was a perfect occasion for me to model-shoot that handphonekekeke...

Presenting Samsung's newest model in Malaysia, the SGH-P850 clamshell camera phone with front-swivel LCD panel.

Featuring a 3.2 mega pixel auto-focus camera, the sharpest yet for a handphone.
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Other features will most likely be commonly found on other handphone brands such as bright 262k colour LCD panel, MP3 players and such...

I don't believe it! My brother actually bought that phone!kekeke...

Sunday, April 16, 2006

My new digicam

Finally, I have bought a new digicam...

a Canon dSLRkekeke...

Me unofficially posing at CK's house and officially broke right nowkekeke...

There is no test shot in this post yet. Outside still raining, can't even go home yet. Hopefully some other timekekeke...

Friday, April 14, 2006

Tasty desserts, szechuan noodles and chicken boxing

Mango Loh/Mango Sago Cold Dessert

Chicken Boxing/Fried Chicken Drummet

Szechuan Noodles

I had these at KTZ restaurant where it sells mainly desserts and small portions of food stuffs..

my favourite is mango loh..

KTZ is available at imbi, OUG and SS2

Random Events and Craps

I've been quite blur over the past few weeks.. among things i did was

1. i boarded a wrong bus to subang instead of puchong after work.. as a result of that, i've to go back from LRT Asia Jaya..

2. i misplaced sis's stuffs into another cabinet instead of the place it was supposed to be..

3. forgetful.. i thought i lost my toothbrush but eventually found it at the place i put.

there's another funny thing.. one of my friends asked me to meet up.. and he told me.. "do take care of yourself UNTIL you meet me"

this month is really full of crap..

Tuesday, April 11, 2006


So I do my taxes and file in the forms a good month in advance just so I can get it over with and not have to deal with it later. I choose the option of direct deposit since I'm lazy and I don't want to go to the bank and deposit the refund check that they send me. They said it'll take around 2 weeks to complete, so I wait till the said date that the refund will be tranfered over. I go check my bank account online lo and behold no money was tranfered over. wtf? I wait another day and check my account, no luck. It' s been around 4 days since the day they said they'll give me my refund..

I blame hantu.... Plus i'm writing so she won't get mad at me for not writing anything. haha

Monday, April 10, 2006

Delicious tofu with mushroom, fish meat and scallop (non halal entry)

Tasty Tofu

3 different taste pork (sweet and sour)

Dry bak kut teh

I had these at petaling street.. at the row opposite swiss inn.. (behind a school)

the tofu is delicious.. it's kinda special as it's cooked with mushroom and fish meat..

the sweet and sour pork rib is crispy, tasty and tender.. not hard and tastes good..

the last one is the dry bak kut teh.. it's cooked with some okra, dried chilies and dried sotong.. kinda ok..

price is kinda reasonable.. bout RM 30++ for the 3 dishes with rice..

Friday, April 07, 2006

Cookies/Biscuits I Like


I like high calorie stuffs like those in the picture.. i hate to think that they're high calorie coz they're delicious and tasty!

i love having chipsmore, butter cookies, famous amos, chocolate cookies with cream, lemon puffs, jacob crackers - best served with warm milo / nescafe coffee...

Wednesday, April 05, 2006

My photo (by request)

Recently Alicia has requested me to put my own photo here and I said why not? Last week I went to Sekinchan for photo shooting.

So, this is me (click to enlarge)kekeke...

Meanwhile, I would like to tell you that Sekinchan padi field is really beautiful. You can see far towards the horizon, flat with green padi fields.

Two other photos taken from the same place...

My new 1G Thumb Drive

Thumb Drive

I've been hoping to get this for quite some time.. and i have 1 now :D

A Park, Lake in the Noon and Jonker at Nite

Park in Malacca

A Lake

A picture of Jonker's Street at night

pictures taken by my sis :)

please click on the pictures for a larger view

Tuesday, April 04, 2006

Nando's Chicken

Nando's Mild Peri Peri Chicken

I went to Nando's with my sister the other day and we had Nandos Mild Peri Peri Chicken served with 2 side dishes..

we had a long talk on stuffs and craps and we enjoyed our food and time there..

nando's is available in Midvalley, next to Ancasa Hotel at Puduraya and also Bangsar..

Chilis - My All Time Favourite..

Food at Chilis

Clockwise from right : classic nachos, lamb steak and citrus fire chicken and prawns..

i like going to chilis.. the food is good and the price is kinda reasonable

food prices range from RM 18 and above

Chilis Mid Valley
Lot G(E)12 Mid Valley Megamall
Mid Valley City
Lingkaran Syed Putra
kuala Lumpur, 59200 (MY)
Phone: 011-603-2287-6788

Sunday, April 02, 2006


Dear everyone, let's say hello to Hairsie the bugkekeke...

I found it beside the female toilet at Petronas station, Equine Park, Serdang.

Click on the photo to enlarge it to wallpaper sizekekeke...