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Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Kota Kinabalu

Like Tawau, I have arrived in Kota Kinabalu late at night on Tuesday. Unlike Tawau, the airport to the town centre is nearer. Unlike Marco Polo Tawau, Hyatt Regency Kinabalu is a very nice hotel. I went to 3 towns, Kota Belud, Tuaran and Inanam on Wednesday. Too bad I forgot to bring my camera. There is nothing much to describe about these 3 towns since I didn't spend much time in each location. I had a simple "chap fan" for lunch in Inanam since we were on a very tight schedule. My colleague and I were not adventurous in Kota Kinabalu. Maybe we were just tired from all the travelling. Hence we just went for a simple "tai chow" dinner in a nearby shopping complex.

Like Tawau, the weather in Kota Kinabalu is hot and humid. My colleague wanted to buy some frozen seafood. So we went for some shopping before our flight back to KL in the evening. I will try to remember my camera for my trip to Sarawak next month.

Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Happy Birthday Matthew

Matthew has turned 1 this month. Check out the 3 musketeers.

Monday, November 27, 2006

Sunday Newspaper Reading

I have read 3 interesting articles in The Star newspaper yesterday. I have always found Hishamuddin Rais' articles in The Edge magazine to be interesting. I didn't realize he was considered as Malaysia's Che Guevara in the 1970s until yesterday. As usual, it is always nice to put a face to a name. You can read the full article on Hishamuddin Rais here.

Does
Jeff Ooi represent the face of Malaysian bloggers? Does the name Jeff Ooi comes to the top of your mind when you are asked to name the # 1 blogger in Malaysia? So Jeff Ooi has become so influential that DAP is planning to recruit him to as a political candidate for the next general election. Imagine that!

Similarly, does
Xiaxue represent the face of Singaporean bloggers then? The Star newspaper used her photo in this article. The Internet medium is becoming more prevalent and the people's voice is becoming louder through this blogging channel.

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Friday, November 24, 2006

Tawau

I had to travel to Tawau on a business trip last Monday. I took the Malaysia Airlines and I had a stopover at Kota Kinabalu airport. All the direct flights are operated by Air Asia now but Air Asia requires full payment upon booking via credit card. This is not conducive for corporate flight booking. Anyway, the MAS flight was delayed by 2 hours. I could only touched down in Tawau at 11pm instead of 9pm. What a pain!

The weather in Tawau was hot and humid. I stayed at Marco Polo hotel. Apparently, it is the best hotel in Tawau. We have finished our assignment in Tawau earlier than expected on Tuesday. My colleague and I have decided to fly back to Kota Kinabalu on Tuesday night instead of spending one more night in Tawau. The last flight out was at 9.15pm. So we had a simple seafood dinner at Kam Ling Seafood Restaurant in Sabindo. Apparently this Sabindo hawker centre is a compulsory place to eat when you travel to Tawau.

I could not describe much about Tawau since I only spent one day in this town. There are a lot of Indonesians in Tawau since this town is located near to the Indonesia border. I will talk about my short trip to Kota Kinabalu next.

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Wednesday, November 22, 2006

I am back

Yes, I haven't blog for almost 1 month. I was working right until the very last minute in my previous company. Life has been very hectic since I have started work in my new company. I had briefings arranged during the first 2 weeks. On top of that, I had to start work immediately after the handover on the first day. I am still finding my way in this new job. I had to travel to Kota Kinabalu and Tawau last week. I have not travel on business trip for a very long time. I had difficulty adjusting during the Sabah trip. I need to travel to Sarawak next month. Needless to say, I am not looking forward to it. Hopefully I can shorten the trip to just one night in Sarawak depending on my destination. I will blog more later.