29 March 2010

Air Asia for Government Officers!

Ouchhhh! It’s official. Government officers (up to certain rank) gotta STOP bragging about getting on those expensive MAS flights and STOP saying EWWWW to Air Asia flights from now on.
Yuppp, they’re gonna HAVE to start putting aside their executive attire and sitting side by side with those budget travelers LIKE ME. They gonna stop thinking that this is still the menu they were so accustomed to,
and start OPENING up for something like this…
Hehe! Oh well, seems like the Government has finally realized that Air Asia is not that bad after all…
Go go RED!! :-D

26 March 2010

Maliau Basin: Falling for The Falls

It would be my third day in Maliau Basin and my second day at the Ginseng Camp. Somebody was being too excited she couldn’t resist herself from waking me up quite too early than I had intended to.

25 March 2010

Finally Raining!

This part of the region had been undergoing a very long dry & hot season. The sun felt so much closer to Sandakan than it had always been. Seriously, I don’t remember the world being so hot. The grasses were turning grey and there were fire everywhere.
The intensity of heat had turned my room into an oven hence the infrequent blog posts as I’d rather spend my time roaming any of those air-cond supermarkets. Ohh, and being on the outside under the burning sun was not a good idea either and hence the lack of blogging materials.
But just the day before yesterday, I returned from KL with good news to welcome me. Sandakan had been raining for 2 days in a row. And true enough, I was on the road yesterday when I ran into a heavy downpour. It was actually very heavy our visual range was limited to the extent that we had to slow very very down.
Oh well, the coming of rain is surely a big halleluiah to everybody. But I know what's gonna come later: ayooooooooooooo!!! It's raining again kaahhhhhh??????? @#$%^&*&^%!!

You see, if I were God, I could never understand human. How can I ever make you people happy?

20 March 2010

Maliau Basin: My Journey to The Lost World

SABAH is probably the country’s best destination for all adventure seekers to Malaysia. While there are quite a number of places worth spending some money on here in this part of the world, I would personally recommend these places to take up the top 3 places in the list.

1. Mount Kinabalu – Have conquered it 3 times, paid RM 70 on my first climb back in 1992, never mind having to bring our own Maggie and all, and the tour fee had apparently soared up to RM 300 when I did my latest climb (so far) 2 years ago. I am so glad I did all the climbs since the current rate is said to be ranging from RM650 upwards. Jeez, how can Sabahan people be proud of Mount Kinabalu when most of them can’t even afford to climb it now?

07 March 2010

Things That Never Fail to ANNOY Me On Flight

I’ve been constantly taking flights for quite so many years now that I’m supposedly so used to just about anything on-flight. But somehow, there are still things that never FAIL to annoy me.
1. The rush of getting off the plane like it is going to explode in a minute
I mean, seriously. What’s with the rush? Some of the people would get up and scramble their way through to get a hold of their bags in the overhead compartment even when the plane is still moving. Crazy people. Can’t they just wait for the plane to stop to a thorough halt? I had an experience on a flight to Sibu where a girl pushed her way through to get a grab of her bag she put like 6 rows behind to where she was sitting. And all the passengers had to push against each other just to give way to this ignorant little pussy.

2. Picking the wrong seat
I don’t understand some people at times. I mean, the seat number is clearly stated on the ticket but they still take the wrong seat. Some of them keep insisting on sitting next to their friends as if sitting somewhere else would suffocate them to death. I saw one teenager who tried to play dumb by insistently sitting next to her friend. An old man came to her and said “Excuse me, I think this is my seat”. He had to wait like 10 minutes because the dumb girl tried to ignore him as if ignoring him would make him go away. But no, the man wouldn’t go away and stayed there until one of the stewardesses had to come to her and ask her to go to the right seat. I mean, what the hell? It’s only a 2 and half hours flight. Do they really think the plane is gonna crash and they want to die next to each other? Shitheads!

2. Talking aloud as if the plane belong to their grandpa

There is nothing more suffering than sitting in the middle of loud-speakers INSIDE a plane. They are sitting ear to ear and still they talk to each other like they have just broken their eardrums. They talk like they are at one of their weekend gatherings. Deafening it is and we have our own way of calling people like them in Sabah – mulut macam pantat ayam. OK. Enough said.

3. The rush to switch on their hand phone
I think both MAS and Air Asia have never failed to announce their warning against switching on hand phones inside and before getting off the plane in each of their flight. That means it is no joke that it should be strictly adhered to. But man, some people think that they are more important than Bill Gates. Well, if they really think that they are rich enough, that every miss call would cost them a fortune, then why would they take low-cost flights and put poor people like me in danger?

4. Sticking to the window
I have nothing against people who would stick to their seats. I mean, it’s in their tickets. But then, it is not like fucking rigid. If you know you’ve got diabetes and need to pee every now and then, why don’t you just ask to take the seat near to the aisle? At least your other two passengers don’t have to get out of their seats every time. I mean, come on. Rules are rules but God has given us brains to think.

5. Kids throwing tantrum
OK, it’s quite understandable that kids do cry anywhere even inside a church. And a plane is a no exception. But then, I would really be happy if I see the parents at least try to do something to stop them. I was on a flight to Saigon when a kid was crying out at the top his lung right behind the scalp of my head. The mother didn’t do thing any better but worse because all I heard was a skin-to- skin slapping sound. I mean, did she really think that slapping and pinching the baby would make him shut up? She should have researched a little before letting herself impregnated in the first place.

So, coming with this topic, I’ve got a confession to make. In one of those crazy days, I went for a walk-in interview held by Malaysia Airlines to recruit new flight attendants. Simply said, I made it through. I was in the middle of 2nd year at the university, I was gonna say good bye to my studies, letting all the money that my parents’ had spent away to fund my studies to go to waste. Oh well, I would have broken their hearts BIG TIME.

I was so close to going for it and how glad I am now that I didn’t. Otherwise, I would have killed somebody by now. LOL!

05 March 2010

My RARE Encounter

Been too busy to blog lately. Oh well, I actually went to this place last week.

Reaching there wasn’t easy. 3 hours of quite a smooth ride on an asphalt road from Kota Kinabalu PLUS 2 hours of a very rough ride via a hip-breaking heavily-potholed gravel road PLUS 20 minutes of boat ride.
It was good to see some patriotism in a remote place like that.
And some beautiful thing to watch.
But it was sad to see some stupidity too though.
I mean, I wondered why they would do something like that when it is very much the same river that feed them up.
Oh well, I would rather highlight my trip with a very rare encounter of mine.
A scorpion! I’d never seen it for like ages I almost forgot we do actually have them here in Malaysia.
I guess I shouldn’t really have bothered to take the risk of bringing this all the way from Vietnam.
Not the Chivas laa. The other one. I could have been caught at the custom check and if I was lucky enough, I could be sent to Ho Lao Prison for it.
Oh well, at least it has that additional thing behind it. But we do have cobras here in Malaysia too right? :-D


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