Monthly Archives: June 2014

Kopitiam Western Style @ Blk 119 Bt Merah Lane 1


My Aunt read about this place in Business Times and invited me to try out the French Cuisine. I must say this kopitiam is one of a kind. Blue-checked table cloths on plastic tables differentiated this kopitiam from others. I … Continue reading

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Massages after Mount Kinabalu Climb


My friend LK was the perfect tour organizer. She had goggled and checked that there is a spa around our hotel for a much-needed massage after our climb. The spa she located was Mont Spa, located at 1 Borneo Hypermall, … Continue reading

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An Asian mother’s perspective of The Fault in Our Stars


When my 14-year-old son requested that I looked for the book he borrowed from his friend, I thought ‘The Fault in Our Stars” was another of his fantasy, or thriller books. So when I read that in Straits Times Life!’s … Continue reading

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Mount Kinabalu: Summit (4095.2m)


Continue from https://vickychong.wordpress.com/2014/06/18/mount-kinabalu-ascent-to-laban-rata-3273m/ I was lucky. My friend managed to book the only available room with heater and bathroom attached (one of three ‘Buttercup’ rooms) for Mike and me at Laban Rata, while they were booked in a 6 bedder hostel … Continue reading

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Mount Kinabalu: Ascent to Laban Rata (3273m)


We assembled at the HQ at 8am and started the climb from Timpohon Gate, a shorter and more direct climb to the summit than the more scenic Mesilau route.   I was excited and relieved that the day had finally arrived. … Continue reading

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Mt Kinabalu: Pre- Climb


I am in my hotel room at Heritage Resort and Spa in the vicinity of world heritage site of Mt Kinabalu. The photo above was shot from my bedroom window. Mt Kinabalu, the highest peak in South East Asia, at … Continue reading

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Himalaya by Michael Palin


I can give myself a pat for expanding the genre I read. Where once I only read romance, I have now expended to self-help, psychology, literature, and now travelogue. My sister-in-law Wei borrowed this book to prepare for her trip to Nepal. She … Continue reading

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