Friday, January 23, 2015

Mount Kinabalu Charity Climb with Im4Ufm - The Beginning

Segala galanya bermula disini. 

Thanks to kanmani, she tagged me on instagram to alert me about the contest. The contest is opened to public and the contest duration was for a short period of time only, probably because the event will take place on 14 -18 January 2015 which was less than a month away. I've managed to sent in my entry at the very last day. -wipe sweat!

Then few days later, I received a call from im4ufm friendly staff, Ms Effa. They had shortlisted 10 persons and I was one of them. We need to attend a fitness test which took place on Sunday, 28 December 2014 at one of the running track at Stadium Bukit Jalil. Thank god that I've been actively going to gym and been running on the treadmill starting August 2014 to build up my stamina and also to reduce my cholesterol level..yeah i was surprise myself to know that my blood has high level of cholesterol and I dont really eat oily food that much..oh well..anyway, that Sunday morning, we were introduced to Ms Anis, 2nd youngest woman to cross Mount Everest (Respect!) as she will be the one to select only the best 4 to climb Mount Kinabalu. out of 10, only 5 turned up. we ran for 6 laps which is equivalent to 2.4km and clocks in our best time. Then there were Q&A test about Kinabalu. I hope i got it right..hahaa
taken from Erine's instagram..first time running on ground after months of running on treadmill..totally different..

Once done, I went to visit my my little champs Naveen and Katriina. Then to Pusat Simulasi, Mont Kiara to donate some of new tshirts and blankets for the flood victims. Felt a little tired, so I went home and just as i want to doze off, Moly called telling me her bus will only leave at i went to pekeliling to accompany her. it was a tiring day but finally after on 30 December 2014, i got the news that i managed the cut. yeah!!! suddenly i was both excited and nervous at the same time...Alamak..can i do it?? 

I've always been that girl who loves outdoor and adventure, after all I came from a small kampung...kampung girl maaa. only during my teens that i've been 'hibernating' and had some issue going out of the house..heheee..anyway I have always wanted to do the climb, infact ive booked the flight ticket to Kota Kinabalu (KK) ,Sabah twice but cancelled eventually due to some unforeseen circumstances. Finally my dreams is about to be realized.. all thanks to im4ufm and im4u.
part of the items
just 1 bagpack for this light traveller..a smaller bagpack inside.
Our flight to KK is at 645am (14 Jan 2015), so we are advised to meet up at KLIA at 4am. Since the last bus from KLsentral to KLIA2 is at 1130pm, I decided to leave the house on 13 Jan 2015 and catch the 10pm bus instead. Upon reaching KLIA2 at 11pm, felt to sleepy, so I walked in to Tune Hotel only to be washed away with the crazy price of RM250. 
too im going to look for other alternative
Hrmm..okay, then I went in KLIA2 to check around and found out that Capsule Hotel was there..ok cantik..the price is also reasonable so I took the 3 hours with RM50 package, come with a locker key, ear plug, towel and free wifi. not bad. I couldn't really sleep even though the capsule is actually quite decent and clean. Maybe was a little nervous and excited for Mount Kinabalu expedition. 
not bad..
female area
toilet is clean
ok time to rest
my resting place for few hours..not bad.. :) 
overall i give it 4 out of 5..
I set my alarm clock and get ready early. Then waited for the rest and finally after our light breakfast, we board the plane and I think I slept for 2 hours before reaching KK. Met the rest of the friendly im4ufm staff , Atika who is taking care of the winners, then we have Izrol the boss that ensure everything is in order, we also have Amin the entertainer financier, not forgetting Vivian, Ash, Shah, Azizan, AhLan, Faruq, Raesa, Yati, AYob ,Anep and few others for accompanying us.  For the first time I am here - sabah angin di bawah bayu...We have to wait for another hour for the other group to arrive before we hop on the bus to Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS). 
what a nice pillow of clouds
hi sabah, i am coming for the first time!
We arrived at UMS just in the nick of time for the official launch of this Mount Kinabalu Charity Climb and Spiritual 2015. The organizing chairman, Muqharabbin Mokhtarrudin a.k.a Qhobin and all the sponsors chairman was also there to attend the one of the highly anticipated event to kick start 2015! Some of the line up for this major event to be a successful feat with the support from the following personnel and groups: 

IM4U & IM4Ufm DS Farid Ridzuan & Rudy Malik, DRB-HICom, UMS, PearlHaya, Generasi Lembah Pantai KL, Media @ TV3, PMO, JPJ, Clixter, Paku Pakis, Pemuda Wilayah, Pemuda Sabah, Medical Officers, Dr Anuar Suun, Fall Out, Everest climbers and KE7B crews. Thank you guyz! 

im in the kilimanjaro group
thank you IM4ufm..107.9 for making one of my dream and resolution come true :) 
with the other 3 winners, Acap, Kimi, IM4ufm DJ, Shah Bangkit , Erin and yours truly..we are ready!
say hi!
about 100++ climbers are ready to climb the tallest mountain in Malaysia

Muqharabbin Mokhtarrudin a.k.a Qhobin 
wefie group. with Vivian, Erine, Alia, Ayue and Azizan. nice meeting you guyz
picture time with the media.
After a quick lunch, we head to Kundasang and arrived at the foot of Mount Kinabalu in the evening. It was misty, cold and a little drizzling. A little chaos as some of them didnt managed to get their room as this is quite a huge group. dinner will be on our own and there shall be another briefing before we embark on our climb tomorrow morning. We will be staying at DVilla and the restaurant is just beside our room 4. 
in front of our room..greens
erine, atika and I gonna crash in here tonite

search for your rooms

dinner..tomyam seafood spicy and sour//..rm10 per bowl..nice weather to sip tomyam soup hehe
the bedroom
Briefing supposed to start at 8pm but ended up late and finished quite late as well. All the tired faces started to take a nap on the chair during the briefing. Anyway, as I am not the type who could sleep easily in new places, i hope i wont be running out of energy the next day for the climb. gambateh!

Monday, January 19, 2015

Ernest Zacharevic's mural in Ipoh

As we were heading home from Gerik to KL, we are contemplating to stop over at Ipoh town for lunch. Grace suggested for us to try out this famous chicken noodle with prawn broth and the egg custard. so we did and it was our first road trip together..surprisingly we only travel to overseas together but this time around it was cuti cuti malaysia! glad we did it!

All the unique murals on coffee shop / kopitiam can be found along Jalan bijih timah, quite close to Plan B / Yasmin Ahmad museum. So if you are heading to Ipoh, check out this places..definitely feels like travel back in time. :)  

we reached there about 3ish pm and lucky it is still available. normally the noodle runs out very fast

egg custard..soft, sweet with thick caramel sauce

nice chicken /prawn noodle with beansprout..

then we went to Yasmin Museum and stayed there almost few hours to watch all her previous works of advertisement and movie. it was so heartwarming. 
that left Grace with tears
old style of lights socket

nice concepts

the old ruin building has transformed into something unique

barber anyone?

hrmmm...what an interesting vibe here
i feel like going back to my school with the chairs and broken windows haha

locked up love

happy? yes

then we just chilled at Plan B for some coffee and iced chocolate ..yummms

grace love it

so relaxing

so if your plan A doesnt work, there's always PLAN B:P

kopi bungkus?


pick one

so 3D like

the old uncle at still wondering why they said he look like a communist activist?
anyway..this is such a cool drawing..

this is a great masterpiece..:) 
ok that;s gonna help out this uncle first..
this aunty so friendly infact still remember grace's hubby for buying a lot of the pomelo from her stall. 
remember to check her stall no 41 for some good bargain!

After that we started our journey back home and cant wait for our coming next adventure in the future. Don't forget to visit and share your photos too. Thanks Ernest Zacharevic for his wonderful masterpiece. 


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