Here's my Chocolate. She's not an "easy target" is all I can say. Shooting her made me run around the house, waiting, squatting, reclining, sneaking..sweating! she moves away as soon as she realise I was about to shoot her. Darn! So this is all I could get, as she moves around and avoid the camera... The only thing that kept me going is that she's a cutie pie.. and those big blue eyes... and that pink wet nose too...
This is a small town in Malaysia, where time stood still.. I reached Taiping last weekend, never been there, so I did not expect anything this spectacular, therefore I was in awe at an instance!
( oh, scenery!!Collapse )
Thank god, THE "camera wielding woman" in me is prepared, as always XD.
OMG!! I envy these people!!
Here's the story :-) ...
There were screams of delight at the Meridian Primary School in Greenwich as Johnny Depp arrived in his full pirate costume – and in character as Captain Jack Sparrow - to pay a surprise visit.
The actor dropped in after nine-year-old pupil Beatrice Delap wrote him a letter asking for help to stage a mutiny. He is currently in South-East London filming the fourth Pirates Of The Caribbean film and was completing scenes at the 18th century Old Naval College, close to the school.
Beatrice wrote: "Captain Jack Sparrow, At Meridian Primary School, we are a bunch of budding young pirates."Normally we are a right handful but we were having a bit of trouble mutiny-ing against the teachers, and we'd love if you could come and help.
"Beatrice Delap, aged nine, a budding pirate. PS. we have a plentiful supply of rum."During an interview with London Tonight, Beatrice told how Johnny had asked her to make herself known when he arrived, then gave her a hug.
"He said, 'Maybe we shouldn't mutiny today because there are police outside monitoring me'," the youngster recounted.
p.s: This is why people just LOVE him!
Yay!! I've made it!! I am back with pics... and I have earned every right to boast!!
heheh hehhe Kidding!
Caution : IMAGE HEAVY!!!
Leaving Kuala Lumpur International Airport. We reached the Kinabalu Park base camp at 8am that night.. Long tiring journey
Yup!! That's the majestic Mount Kinabalu. I was speechless when I first saw it the next morning.. in REAL LIFE. I have always seen it in pic and blogs only.
Our accomodation at the Kinabalu Park base camp. seriously, it's nice and cosy.. I wish I could stay a few more nights =D
Mount Kinabalu Trail
That's Timpohon Gate, out starting point. You can see the mountain in the distance (the pic above this one) We started all excited and singing LOUD here.. by the time we get back here the next day.. everybody is whining and sighing.. aching everywhere, back, thigh, ankle.. you name it.. you got it.
Yup!! that's out trail.. It's rocky, dusty and extremely harsh. Imagine... walking and climbing through THAT for 6km. That's almost 6-7 hours, because the gravity is against us.
You have to walk in the mist after the first 2000m.
The trees here distort, curls and twist due to the extreme weather. I thought they looked beautiful that way. Maybe I should draw some.
God!! I was so in love with the beautiful wild flowers up there. The thing is, these kinda vegetation won't grow elsewhere ;-(
Breathtaking sunset as we reached 3227m
This is Laban Rata 3273m, our bacpacker's camp for that night. The climb will start the next morning at 2am. we'll be there- peak by sunrise.
The climb started in the dark, freezing hours.. It's just us, some ropes and most definitely all the hard granite rock. If you roll down from here, you'll have to choose to go to either heaven or hell.. that's what out guide told us. I wasn't sure to laugh or not, or just pretend I didnt hear that... The guy looked serious all the time.
This place is called Donkeys Ear's peak, for the two pointy thing up there... I thought it's rather hilarious for a mountain peak to be called that =D
Awesome view from Low's peak (named after the first man who conquered the mountain back in 1888 ish)
This is our route down, about 1000m from our bacpackers camp at Laban Rata (you can see the light green roof)
Personally .. I thought this scenery is awesome!!
Tired climbers resting at the camp.
The view of the massive granite wall from Laban Rata. Majestic!
We started descending at 10am and reached the Timpohon gate at 4pm. We were taken straight to Kota Kinabalu, the capital of Sabah the same night. Rested and fed.
Taken around the city, the souvenir shops and to the markets. I bought some T'shirts and keychains for my kids. These are seashells at the wet market. (above) Totally legal business, they are considered as delicacy to the locals.
Fishermens boats at Kota Kinabalu ..
That's the end of my awesomely awesome trip. Will do it again someday when I have the time, money and energy for it.
Thanks for looking =D