Monday, December 24, 2007
Sunday, December 16, 2007
The choir and drama members started practising in September. Many had to sacrificed their time, including students who sat for their PMR and SPM examinations in Sep/Oct/Nov.
The volunteers were required to sign up under these departments - 1)Costume 2)Make-Up, 3)Stage, Production & Props 4)Publicity & Awareness 5)Grounds & Deco 6)Hospitality & Food 7)Lights & Special Effects 8)Sound System (That's all I can think of at the moment)
The existing departments involved - 1)Choir 2)Drama 3)Dance 4)Usher
I got involved the the Stage and Production, simply because Sharon and Rachel were in charged. It was easy to work with them. Rachel did a mock-up stage and the committee approved. There were many volunteers for this department. The teenagers and older adults were so helpful.
Tuesday, October 30, 2007
Tuesday, October 2, 2007
On the second day, we woke up early, had a good breakfast at the hotel and started shopping. We hopped from shop to shop and compared all the chocolate prices. In the evening we bought some liquor (it's cheap, duty-free mah).
The next day, we went shopping again. This time to nearby shops. Then we wanted to do a little sightseeing and venture further into the island. We ended up in Perdana Quay where we had lunch in an expensive bakery called "The Loaf".
Then shopping again for the last time before we head towards the airport terminal. My brother was booked on a later flight. Were our bags overweight with chocolates? Nah... we controlled ourselves. Our bags were heavy but it was within the required weight of an internal flight.
Thursday, September 20, 2007
An experience not to be forgotten.
Guess where I was on the
Then we started our training… Kepayang Hill and
We had a briefing on the same day (25 Aug) in
17 Sept arrived. Some of us were on a different flight. We met together at about
We arrived at Sutera Santuary Lodges (registration and check in) about
We stayed one night in Grace Hostel, had a worship and briefing session that night. It was then, when we were told of our groupings. I was in “Charlie 2”, my team members were KG Tan and
The next morning, it rained. We started our journey late, partly because of the rain and mostly because we wanted to be later than the rest of the other hikers. The rain stopped just before we started our hike. We started at
We were like 1 km slower than the last group but managed to catch up with them later. It started raining close to
Later, we all had dinner, and those who were early, had buffet, and the rest of us who came down at 7.30pm were forced to order a plate of plain and tasteless fried rice which cost us RM15 each. We should have shared. Most of us only ate half of it. We had cream of mushroom soup too, jokingly referred as sharkfin’s soup.
Again Peter and KG briefed us on the clothing and the importance of sticking to our group. Should a lady decide to turn back, one of the guys would have to accompany her.
We slept by
It was about
We walked for a while and stopped whenever we needed rest. KG wasn’t feeling very well and we rested more often than others. The air was thin and due to lack of sleep for the past few nights, I was extra cautious and did not want to take the risk of falling.
After reaching the 8km mark, I slowed down a lot. My legs just refused to move. I didn’t have any trouble breathing. To me, it was just like winter in
We left the peak at about
The ground was slippery. We reached Sayat Sayat at about
We reached Laban Rata at
We slept at about
We washed up and left the place by
Our celebration dinner (seafood, what else!) was held in Kota Kinabalu town at
After that, 7 of our team members had a
It was a good trip. I had fun, I enjoyed myself and the team, especially the girls, blended in very well.
Thursday, August 30, 2007
It was during the Mid-Autumn Festival, so we called some friends and their children over to have a get together.
Saturday, August 25, 2007
When we finally reach the top, or what I thought was the peak of Gunung Datuk, the experienced team leader informed us otherwise. We had to climb those boulders to be able to say, we have summited.
I must say, I boasted about not having the fear of heights, but this Gunung Datuk climb made me rethink. I was climbing up the steel ladders, trying to balance myself and thinking of 101 reasons why I shouldn't take the next step forward. I was encouraged by team members to look up and not down. Even as I was climbing up the ladder, my thoughts went ahead of me. Climbing up is not too bad. Going down would be a problem. I shut my mind and continued up. Everyone of us made it to the peak. We took a group photo as proof that we summited.
Going down the ladders were tough. I turned green for a while but made it down with a lot of help from 2 team members. Soon all of us were happily descending. I'm a better a climber than a descender. My right knee was weak and going down the mountain was a bit tough on my knee.
We were back at the base in less than 2 hours, showered and had lunch at Pedas, a nearby town. My prayers were answered. It was a hot day and the leeches went into hiding.
Friday, August 17, 2007
A nice short vacation, off peak season, weather was humid and we enjoyed ourselves very much.
Thursday, May 31, 2007
The kids were treated to an A'Famosa's Safari Experience. And apart from watching cartoons, they are often found in the swimming pool located in front of the bungalow.
Saturday, May 26, 2007
Look at all the beautiful props. We certainly appreciated Aunty Rachel.
The invites were unique. It was a torn, burnt and coffee stained paper with a map printed on it. This invitation was inserted in a bottle and given out to the children.
It took Grandma some time to burn and dip the paper into the coffee.
(TO BE CONTINUED....)... lazy to continue dy lah.. 7May2008
Sunday, May 13, 2007
Thursday, April 26, 2007
1) LOTS of blood-sucking leeches. (yuck! yuck!)
3) Hot and humid
4) Hillary hill - (we have to haul ourselves up)
Tuesday, February 27, 2007
Rachel met Frances online and they started chatting. Frances wanted to visit Malaysia in Feb, and so they made plans. Frances was here for 5 days (I think). We asked her to spend some time alone in KL for the first two days, take the local tour or something like that. Then on the 3rd day, she came down by bus to meet us(Monday morning). We took her to Malacca and later, to Jeram Toi and the Lake Gardens. She stayed overnight in my house and early the next day we went to KL. Rachel had to work. Frances & I took the bus, met up with my brother and our first tourist stop was Batu Caves.Hmm... they have build a large golden statue since I last visited the place.
There were 272 steps leading to the top and Frances was so much fitter than me. If given a chance, she could walk all 272 steps without stopping, but I had to stop halfway to catch my breath. There were a few shrines in the caves, and monkeys too.
Later we went to Genting Highlands (the only casino in Malaysia), my brother drove us to Gotong Jaya, and we took the cable car up to Genting. The weather was coolish as always. We didn't gamble (good girls.. hehe), but sat on some mild rides in the theme park.
Then later, we came down again by cable car, and went to Central Market in KL, bought some souvenirs. A couple of storekeepers thought Frances was local and I was from Indonesia or Japan. Hmmm.... so different lah.
Saturday, February 17, 2007
He had 2 weekends free. The first weekend, we took him to Jeram Toi. We always think that Mat Salleh like nature. So we brought him to this water fall place, on the way to Jelebu.
Later we had dinner in my mother's house. Incidentally it was also during the Chinese New Year celebration.
The next weekend, we went to Port Dickson. We didn't swim. Just play around in the water.
Then later we went to City Park, Seremban 2. Colby tried all the "exercise equipment" there. He was like a kid. :)