Ford Roadshow @ City Mall, Kota Kinabalu

Only a few days left to December, time passes so quickly that 2014 is going to end. Feeling a lil nostalgic about it. I'm currently at the week 15 of my internship now in KVC, and counting down to my last day of internship everyday.

that's not the point about this blog post.

as seen on my title above, yes, I took a freelance job offered by Eugene for working as a Ford Roadshow promoter last weekend. I've never been really taking this kind of job, expect the time I helped Ah Hock in his Maxis mobile booth few years back. That's not official because I was not really serious about it plus I have no pay at all. purely just for fun.

I was only 18 

Yup, found this from my Facebook. Haha, look how tan I was.

Working as a promoter is easy, nuff said. but no, it ain't easy. Imagine standing on high heels for 12 hours, no no, 12 hours x 2 days is 24 hours. My back and leg are so so painful and the sores after that. not fun, not fun at all.

other than standing the whole day, my skin is suffering too. I was putting on thick makeup for more than 8 hours, which is not healthy to my skin. No wonder most promoter breakout a lot. 


the pay was good, working two days as a promoter equivalent to working for a month in my internship. I was attracted to that actually. *giggle* 

nothing worth having comes easy, that's what she said. but the feeling of satisfaction of earning money by my own hard work is wonderful. Hope more opportunity to come. 

selca? yes, selca. 

working partner: Elynn 

Thanks Eugene for a new experience!

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Sit Back and Relax

After our brunch, mome asked if there is anywhere we can go to sit back and relax. The first place came to my mind was Sunset Bar in Shangri-La's Tanjung Aru Resort & Spa, then I thought of how crowded it may get during the weekends.

then, I thought of Sunset Bar in Nexus Resort & Spa Karambunai I went few years back with Nathalie. Nexus Karambunai is around 20 - 30 minutes from the city, depends on the traffic. travelling more than 20 minutes is consider far to kk-ians, so Nexus Karambunai would be more chilling compared to Shangri-La's. 

before we headed to Nexus Karambunai, we stopped by the roadside for some coconut pudding and BBQ coconut. It was the same place I had in the post Picnic in Rasa Ria a year ago. 

when my brother and I were younger, we love the spaghetti here in Nexus Karambunai, as told by my mom. I didn't know but I do have some memories about coming here often. and I do remember one naughty kid pushed me into an adult pool and ran away. I was drowning and gulping a lot of water. fortunately some passer-by saved me and told me not to swim here. I was so pissed and I was crying looking for my mom. That was a bad experience and that's how I got phobia in getting my head under the water. and why I never learnt how to swim. 

that's one thing I need to conquer and why I wanted to dive in the sea someday in the near future. 

okay, no more stories. 

let's see what I've taken inside my camera that day. 

before sunset

Mother Nature is beautiful, isn't it? 

Before we left the place, took a family picture as a memory.

love how my batik is the colour of the sunset.

till then.

Sunset Bar, Nexus Resort & Spa Karambunai, Kota Kinabalu.

Sunset Bar, Nexus Resort & Spa Karambunai, Kota Kinabalu. 

Date taken: 01 November 2014
Camera Model: Lumix DMC-GF3
F-stop: f/5.6
Exposure time: 1/500 sec.
ISO speed: ISO-160
Focal length: 14mm

Day Trip to Chamang Waterfall in Bentong, Pahang

Two weeks right after my visit to Sungai Lembing, Pahang, I had joined the boyfriend and his collegue to Bentong, Pahang. It was actually a company trip or they called it family trip. Like the last trip, we were forced to wake up before sunrise and gathered in Cheras (boyfriend's company).

To save fuel and mother earth, we carpooled with the boyfriend's cousin to our destination. Took us around 1 hour to reach Bentong from Cheras, shorter distance compared to Sungai Lembing.

Chamang Waterfall is the main attraction in Bentong, and for food, their famous tofu puff and overwhelming coffee is quite popular. We didn't get to try the food there when we visited because we couldn't make it to the Pasar Besar Bentong in time. 

Pasar Besar Bentong is a morning wet market which sells local vege and food. My uncle told me to go early in the morning for breakfast there and try out their coffee. Well, sobs, couldn't make it because I went there with the boyfriend's company. I have no say to the itinerary. 

Chamang Waterfall, Bentong, Pahang.
It was raining the day before we visited Bentong, and the waterfall that day was tumbling down from the top. I could hear the downpour from the carpark. The view was majestic, the water is so clear and trees are everywhere. Mother nature, you're beautiful as always. 

Nature therapy is always free. 

pictures before we jumped into the water.

le monkey


the boyfriend taking picture of me

and here's the outcome. haha

Vivian again

Be very careful when you're in the water, because there was a sign board at the entrance telling how many people had died in the past few years here in this waterfall I was in. how scary.

The water was so so cold before 12pm, my teeth were grinding the moment I jumped into the water. The boyfriend's muscle was giggling at me too. Haha.. The water was cascading and I was forced to keep swimming, but no matter how much I swam, I was still at stationary. I believed that I will be flown away if I stopped swimming. Imagine how thunderous the water was.

After some play time, we were asked to get back to the land for our lunch. We had Malaysian delight, Nasi Lemak as our lunch.

Me queuing for my food

Happy girl with her food

After lunch, went to took my shower in the public toilet while the boyfriend and my brother continue their fun time in the water. I was tempted to jump back in to the water, but I couldn't bare to wait for shower later when everyone was ready to leave.

There's was nothing much I could say about this place other than the free nature therapy I get from the Mother Earth. I've seen a lot of Malay families picnicking dy the river. They seems like they had been coming to this place quite lots of time. I don't know, Just guessing by the stuffs they brought.

Anyway, time passes real quick and it's time for us to leave. waiting for the rest to shower, then we packed and off we go home. 

Goodbye, Chamang Waterfall.

and so. Chamang Waterfall day trip ends here. 

Weekend Getaway to Sungai Lembing, Pahang

On the last week of March this year, I went to Sungai Lembing in Pahang with the Quantity Surveying Society committee members. I've always wanted to blog about this adventurous trip but the busy schedule last semester made it not happened. 

..and here I am trying to reminisce the moments and the itinerary. 

Let's go back to the last weekend of March

skipped my tutorial class on Friday. Glen picked me up from my place and met up with the rest for breakfast in SS15. Then we started our Journey and headed to Kuantan to meet up Kim. The five of us, Alice, Glen, Chee Ming, Bryan and I took two cars up to Kuantan. I was asked to follow Glen's car so I had a 3 hours talk with him from Subang all the way to Kuantan. 
after 3 hours ride, finally checked-in to a 3-storey terrace house, Kim's place. I'm in love with his house at first sight. the spacious living room, the modern interior design and his sister's pink room! It's a room of my dream.

Check out Kim's brother's room where Alice and I stayed that night. 

Alice's bed on the left and mine on the right. 
so after settling down, we headed out for lunch, dessert and then off to the first beach.

Beserah Beach 

Beserah Beach, Kuantan.
Beserah Beach
I don't think anyone would come out to the beach around one or two in the afternoon. It was bloody hot. still remembered how Bryan's slipper got flushed away by the waves and how Chee Ming got broken glass stucked in his foot and how Glen used his saliva to clean Chee Ming's wound. hah I sense some bromance there. 

after spending some times there, we left and headed to second beach.

Teluk Cempedak

The first thing when we reached Teluk Cempedak is to get a new slipper for Bryan. Haha! and outside the shop there was a monkey (thought of the boyfriend) sitting on top of a payphone. 

not sure who tried to make friend with the monkey but ended up it tryna attack us. whrahhhh.... ruuuuun! 

there there little monkey. we're nice. 

Walah.. Teluk Cempedak beach, Kuantan. 

That's Chee Ming (white) and Kim (black) flying a kite
We also bought frisbee from the stores. no, we bought two frisbees because I broke the first one. hahaha. Accidentally threw it to the lamp post and it broke. low quality or I'm good at it? I take the latter. hah. I kinda enjoyed the whole bonding session with the seniors with these kind of activities. plus I taught them how to play frisbee some more. insert proudface.jpg

the sunsets. street lights on. and we still refuse to leave. 

until everyone was hungry.

then we headed to this famous restaurant in Kuantan for their fried salty egg crabs. I regret for not taking pictures of it. google search about it if you don't know. it tasted so good that I am drooling now. 

so, after dinner, we headed back to Kim's place exhausted-ly. quickly took our shower, and the guys continued their night with alcohol. and for me, I slept right after I blew dry my hair. 

I had boo boo after frisbee. *cries*

and here's the end of my Day 01. 

Day 02 - Sunrise, Panorama Hill

woke up around 4am the next day and drove to Panorama Hill, Kuantan to see sunrise. Hiking is my thing, but because of the sleepless night before in Kim's house. I was not so energizes. It took me quite awhile to climb up the plunging hill and yes, I failed to catch the sunrise, neither my group of company. We still made it up there. Although we missed the sunrise, but the view from the top of Panorama Hill is breathtaking. Looking through a sea of clouds sun-drenched above the village in Sungai Lembing. One word, wonderful! 

Look at the sea of clouds behind us!

Bryan (blue), Glen (grey), Chee Ming (white), kim (with cap), Alice (red) and I

After spending sometime on top, we headed down. Be careful here, I sprained my ankle because the meandering road down was slippery. Then we headed to Sg. Lembing town to get ourselves local food, tomato mee. After breakfast, check-in to our cottage. 

The cottage is located on top of Sg. Lembing hill, the route to the Rainbow Waterfall. I like that place, very cozy, the view is breathtaking. It's a nice place to relax, away from the stressful city. I really love having myself there. 

Here's some info if you're interested.

This is their room. not bad right?

and ahem* opposite the bed

After some rest, we headed to Kim's uncle restaurant to rent their bicycle. We traveled around the village, stopped by the Museum and then it started raining. We had no where to hide so we ran into an old convenient shop leaving our bicycle outside. T'was fun. We traveled into the housing area from their old hanging bridge and back to the town from the newly-built concreted bridge. Regretted for not taking any picture, but it was not convenient to take any picture while cycling. gah.. oh well.

return our bicycle. back to our cottage. and we rested for a while.

after taking shower, I took a nap surrounded by the nature while the others were chit-chatting. fall asleep hearing the chirps of the birds. after like an hour, I woke up feeling relaxed. My mind and soul are all cleared up. ahh... I really wanted to go back.

then we paid a visit to the Sungai Lembing Mines. It was one of the attraction so might as well visit there once. Tbh, I was not interested to visit stuff like this.The mines was long and deep, special, but I didn't really enjoyed it. I thought the train was going to bring us inside but wtf it only brought us like 300 meters, and we needed to walk all the way in. Inside the mines was cold and dark, looks real but it's fake. and so I paid RM30 for walking inside a mines where water dripped on top of my head. I don't think this place worth the admission fee and the place is somehow overrated lahh.

after that, we went to take out dinner in a restaurant and then back to the cottage for some karaoke and drinking session. and this marked the end of our day 02.

Day 03 - Rainbow Waterfall

woke up before the sunrise again quickly get ourselves ready and met up with the rest at the lobby. and that day was our last day, and we're going to end it with something I love, explore the nature. 

the bumpy car, It was a 4wd, but just let me name it bumpy car, was waiting outside our cottage for us. we took a ride down the town and had our breakfast at the place we took our lunch on Day 02. After that, we started our journey into the nature. We took of from the town and head into hill by bumpy car. Around 45 minutes to 1 hour of bumpy car ride to reach the hiking point to the Rainbow Waterfall. 

Beware of slapping tree trunk on your way there. I got slapped a few times, and the bumpy car ride really hurt my butt. Once we reached the hiking point, we were asked to change into their hiking shoe. Rental fee: MYR3 per pair. The smallest size there is still big for my tiny feet, just so you know, I am size 5. 

First of, we needed to cross a small but strong river, rope is attached for you to grab while crossing. Remember I sprained my ankle in Panorama Hill? Yup, imagine me hiking w sprained ankle? Ouch. But I made it with the help of Chee Ming and Glen. Good teamwork! Haha 

Now, let the picture speaks. 

I should have took this w my GF3, It's still nice w my S3 camera

After some fun time playing with Rainbow Waterfall, we headed back to our cottage by the bumpy car, took our shower and back to Subang. 

and here is the end of my weekend getaway in Sungai Lembing, Pahang.