At first I felt really lazy about doing this but then…
Coffee is not just, coffee powder & hot water -like most of us think. At this point, it could be your favourite drink and brought you at this article in the first place. So why not… When I started drinking coffee at home, mom made it and she made it quite good as dad was a very stern critic and took his coffee, quite seriously… It did taste good compared to the other that I’d get and drink at some restaurant or food outlet and coffee shops, and I liked it, as it is. Continue reading
Few weeks ago… our family was back from dinner, I was on the wheels and suddenly the car in front of ours slowed and stopped at the middle of the road. The driver went out picked up something at the front of his car and put it at the kerb. Driving by, it was a very little kitten most probably less than a week old, alone and cold. After some really quick, short discussion, the majority, opted to return back-we picked the kitten and took it home.
A stray cat, black, big eyes and shivering cold… Just a common breed, nothing special but we took it in as obviously she was abandoned and definitely wouldn’t stand a chance all alone. Placed her in a box temporarily. Looking weak and feeble, we fed it with some cat formula but she wasn’t taking much. Squeaked and mewed very slowly, climbed out the box the next day-good sign as she was looking better and stronger.
However, the next few day, her condition deteriorate, getting weaker, feeding lesser and less active, much less.
The previous visit, climbing Mount Kinabalu, It was all but excitement and trying to get to the finish line. Now, it’s more of a relaxation and walking at a moderate pace, viewing the scenery and admiring the grand landscape.
The trail begin at Mesilau gate, the far side of the trek, 8km to base camp, Laban Rata. Other younger and physically stronger group members reached Laban Rata few hours earlier than me. I just stayed back and upload some pic to Instagram
It was an impromptu trip, but Borneo Highlands resort, had been in my mind for quite sometime. I’ve heard this place the first time a few years back and and most of the reviews saying, it’s kind of boring place, nothing much to see, not much activity except golf, nice scene, just nature, a very quiet place and the such.
But, knowing that it was at the high grounds however, was the main factor that made me want to have a look. Maybe I could do some trekking at the country side and enjoy the scenic view.
Low gear all the way up
So with that in mind, I set out to the highlands, which from the airport took about an easy one hour drive to the front main gate, around 50km, where you will be greeted by a security guard on duty and checking your name on the guest list. Then from the guard house main gate another half hour drive-8km-going up-hill on low gear, where the steep winding roads gets really intimidating at some sections but compensated by some “interesting” scenery of the high landscape.
pinterest, panorama view viewing point taken with iphone5. LR edit
The viewpoint at 3281 ft, overlooks into the landscape of Kalimantan, Indonesia, behind the Malaysian border. So In a sense, I guess it was kind of cool.
as far as we get
Normally I don’t care much of photographing fireworks, they are beautiful to see and enjoy while it last and taking pictures of them are not one of my “must do things” but, since I got the chance to burn a few boxes of them, I guess it would be no harm inserting some photographic elements in the activity.