Tuesday, 11 September 2012

The new Oyster Card in London

Oyster is the cheapest way to pay for single journeys on bus, Tube, tram, DLR, London Overground and most National Rail services in London.

Travelling in London is convenient. You can travel easily, only you know where you want to go. North or South, East or West, it’s all in your hands. Oyster Card is really useful as you stay or travel around London. It’s like a touch-and-go card in Kuala Lumpur, Hong Kong, and many more. Well, sadly we don’t have those kinds of services in my state – Sabah, but still we have our heritage remain, which is the steam train. Anyways.

Back to Oyster Card. As I stayed in London for about a week, I decided to purchase the Oyster Card. Lucky enough, I got myself the limited edition Oyster Card which is the Jubilee version where you can see the Buckingham Palace, Horse guards, Thame River, Tower Bridge, Local delicacies and beautiful people. Well, there’s this open deal for anyone. You have a choice either to return your Oyster Card before you leave the country and get a refund, or you keep it. Of course, I brought it back with me to my home land for remembrance.

It’s also easy to purchase the Oyster Card every station has counters or machines. To top up the credits – “Top up as You Go”, this also can be done at the counter (but trust me lots of people there lining up), or top up at the machines. On the other hand, you can also top up online https://oyster.tfl.gov.uk/oyster/link/0002.do or just visit their website at http://www.tfl.gov.uk/

Saturday, 8 September 2012

All geared up for jungle trekking in Lahad Datu

I remember the first time when I did my first jungle trekking was in Tabin Wildlife Reserve. It is located at Lahad Datu as well, just like Danum Valley and Maliau Basin – The Lost World.

First in Tabin Wildlife Reserve back in 2010, I used soccer socks because the leeches there are not that scary. But it's a very good option! At least I managed to cover up til my knees. Second time I went to Tabin Wildlife Reserve this year in 2012, I used the same and still nothing happen to me. Then, when I reached Danum Valley in 2012, OMG I so need to use a leech socks because it’s not just leeches here but it’s Tiger Leeches.

Tiger Leeches in Danum Valley

Whenever people heard there are Tiger Leeches, most of us will freak out. This includes me as well.
I went to Danum Valley for a jungle trekking on the first day I arrived until the last day I stayed in Borneo Rainforest Lodge.

Anyway, Tiger Leeches are not dangerous. It’s just, too freaky to look at because of its colour and the maximum length that they are able to stretch out. Trust me, if you haven’t seen one, the leeches can actually stretch out from 5cm to 10cm. It’s scary, slimy, and, you name it.

Leeches are tricky. They can climb to your legs or body silently without you notices it. I found on at the side of my bra strips and it’s kind of weird and makes me wonder how the hell did it managed to be in my bra strips.

Anyway, this happened to me probably because I felt down on the muddy area in Danum Valley Field Centre and it managed to climb on my body. Lucky enough, I found it when I was in the car when I was on my way out from Danum Valley. Well, of course it ‘successfully’ sucked my blood. Let me tell you, after a leech sucked your blood, you will feel itchy. *scratch scratch* and eventually, there will be a mark, like a dot. That's how I found it and I was shocked, clarify with the handsome driver... it is a leech!

So, that my experience, and my story to you. What’s yours? Let us know. ;)

Friday, 7 September 2012

Those two crabs have helped him.

Oh well, it seems cheeky when you see my title. This is taken during the sunset and I am amazed of how this picture has been taken. I love the background where you can see the sunset in Kota Kinabalu, the two crabs that basically in love, and of course the sand and the sea.

There’s a story behind this picture actually. It’s not just a funny moment that we saw these crabs.

When I was just a kid, I love to go to the beach and try to catch the crabs – but I failed, always. So I take this chance to make a joke, asked if someone could catch a crab for me and I will marry him.

There you go.

Thursday, 6 September 2012

Espresso with Vanilla Ice Cream

As I said, I always believe the ladies will fall in love with desserts. All kinds of desserts actually.

Now, I have a little secret to tell.
Find the best coffee in Kolombong, where it is the most busy and lots of factories there in that area (Yes, I am telling the truth). Traffic jams are crazy there! But anyway, it’s worth to visit Santola Bar Café IF ONLY YOU LOVE COFFEE. Otherwise, don’t waste your time driving all the way from the town.

Santola Bar Café is operated by Kopi Cap Kuda. It is a factory and they provide coffee making classes. So, get ready your hands and mind to learn something new there.

I have ordered this when I was with my friends hanging out at the café.

Delicious or not?
Of course it is. Imagine hot espresso and look how the fluid flows from the top of the vanilla ice cream to the bottom of the tall glass. It’s espresso by the way.

Look at how it is done by visiting their Facebook page.

Wednesday, 5 September 2012

Another Sunset View in Kota Kinabalu

Sabah, North Borneo, Malaysia is always famous for the nature. We have the rainforest here that protects us from time to time.

The sunset has always been Sabahan’s favourite time out in the evening. Look how amazing it is. The colour blended perfectly which create a new colour – “There’s hope for tomorrow”.

I love the sunsets since I was a little girl and I definitely love the sand too. What about you? Let me know and let’s have some juices at the stalls nearby. ;)

Mango & Durian Pancake

Different people in the world have different taste of cuisine. How about desserts? I do believe most of the ladies out there loves desserts and eventually fall in love with the ones that they have tasted (which suits their taste).

Mango Pancake from Lucy’s Kitchen is refreshing and the Durian Pancake is smooth and creamy. Well, for those who don’t really like durian (of course I won’t mention about Mango because everybody loves Mango for sure); you can try this Durian Pancake as it is less ‘smelly’. The skin of the pancake is unique. It is thin and fragile.

How to go Lucy’s Kitchen?
It is located at The 88 Market Place, Kepayan.
Here’s their number - 088-259 866 Good luck.

Personally, I love Durian and of course I will go for the Durian Pancake. What about you?