Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia

Welcome to Kota Kinabalu , Malaysia!!!

Touchdown! Welcome to Kota Kinabalu!

We (me and a friend) arrived at the airport at around 1:30 am, pretty early for touring so I had to check in to our place, Borneo Backpackers in the meantime while I wait for the perfect time to explore this special place that I have been hearing good things about.

We arrived pretty late and we are not sure how we will get to our destination by just getting a cab and giving the address of the place that I found in Agoda. So what we did was to stop by the local store inside the airport and take a hot soup for MYR (Malaysian Ringgit local currency) 2.40 which by the way is 16.40 converted to Philippine peso as of the day we arrived in Malaysia. While we were unsure of what to do as first timers in the location, I tried to find someone who may be able to help us with directions so I approached one of the immigration officers who also happens to be at the store. So he advised us to go to the dispatching desk who will be able to help us out in finding a teksi (woot, yeah sounds like sexy! lol!) and that it would cost us MYR 40 to get to the place (so, me counting again, that's P656, lol funny me). It has always been my habit to convert unlimitlessly since I started travelling in 2007.

That was when I found out that it will take us roughly 15 minutes to get to the place which will also cost us MYR 40. So while thinking of the best thing to do at 2am, someone approached us, his name is Emmet who happens to be one of the immigration officers. He offered to take us to Borneo Backpackers. Amazingly, we got there in just 3 mins... not far so we will walk our way back to the airport when it's time to go to the next destination.

Their motto is home away from home and they have lived up to their motto. Although this is not your typical 3 to 5 star hotel, this is more like a house with several rooms that you can rent from MYR 116 per night.

Just so you can check out what's in this place, I would like to share with you some of the pictures that I took during this trip.

Kinabalu Beach
this beach is roughly 2-3 minutes away from where we stayed and what's best is that you do not need to pay anything to get to this beach... =)

Although not as white as the sands of Boracay here in the Philippines, it is still nice and fine...

T'was a joy to have witnessed the sunset at Kinabalu...

Pictures below were taken as we were on our way to Kinabalu Mountain which was a wooping 3 hours drive, here were some of the glimpse of the trip...

My lunch was all curry and for someone who is not a fan of curry, lunch was not so exciting... lol! I enjoyed the fried chicken though... hahahaha!

Our next stop was the Hot Spring...

That's it for today, I will still be uploading a whole lot of pictures the coming days... hope you enjoyed a part of my trip... =)

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Happy Mother's Day wih National Bookstore and Stabilo!

We are currently celebrating Mother's Day in Southmall Las Pinas and I was really glad we dropped by National Bookstore as they have a pretty neat activity for the kids wherein they can create a free Mother's Day card!

Happy Mother's Day to all Moms out there! Go out and enjoy! =) 

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Happy Mother's Day!!!

Happiest to all Mother's Out there!!!
364 days of unwavering love and 1 day to honor you!
Conquer the day, this is ours! =)

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Quote for the Day...

We break at times, remember always that everything is temporary except the love that you share with others... Faking it will not help... When you show who you truly are, then happiness is possible...

10 Rules to a Better Life...

I have noticed recently that I have been seeing strange changes with how my body works which apparently reminded me that I am not getting any younger...
Lately, I have been having trouble reading especially since I have two monitors at work (yeah I toggle with a whole lot of things with my pc at work) which causes a lot of headaches these days. Well, that's just a part of the things that I am noticing, what's even more bothersome is that I have been having episodes of high blood pressures which might be an indication of an alarming problem inside... and to add to my stress and worry is the worsening heat all over the country...
This led me to start reading on how to stay fit. I have recently joined a Zumba class to get me to push myself to work and sweat those calories out, I also started taking green tea at least twice a day and to add to that, I started to avoid eating too much fat, this includes but is not limited to, eating fried dishes, avoiding chips, more fruits (at least 2 apples a day), less pork and more on white meat and veggies and less of soda but more water...
To constantly remind myself to be fit, I had to put reminders on the dining area and in our room... so in support of this, I am now sharing a very nice article that I saw in Facebook that in turn I would like to share with everyone...

Let us be reminded that it's never too early to start taking care of ourselves.. Also, it will be more beneficial for us to constantly find happines in all corners our home... the best place on earth should be in our own shelter... 

Happy days are here to stay, because happiness is a choice and not a chance. 

Thank you Lord for reminding me to take care of your temple in me...

Stay fit eveyone!!! =)

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Taekwondo Time @ Alabang Town Center!

Summer is fast kicking and speaking of kicking, here are 2 boys who cant wait to get their feet off the ground!

In line with my previous post about the many activities offered in Alabang Town Center, Alabang Town Center Summer Camp, Kenn and his buddy Kendrae (we call them Kenn-Drae LOL!)were already ever excited to start with the training... Although not as formal as the ones that they do in gyms and such... both kids did actually enjoyed and is looking forward to next Sunday... Sorry this post was a bit late but I hope you enjoy the pictures as both of them did!

Awwww... there's my little nugget trying to show off his kick!!! lol!
Don't worry Enzo, next year when you're a bit bigger... maybe... =)

Awwww... I really loved this pic! Friendship at it's finest!!! =)

Both of them are now looking forward also to the tournament that will be held in a different venue... hope floats... wishing they can upgrade their belts... well kids, not too soon... practice makes perfect! =)