Thursday, 25 October 2007

Miri International Jazz Festival (11-12 May 2007)

Hey all..

I was browsing thru some of my past and came across these which I took during the previous 2nd Miri International Jazz Festival held in Parkcity Everly Hotel. I went on the first day with Ian, Mel & Trevor (Ian's brother).

It was a kind of a last minute decision for us to go so I din get to charge my battery. My battery died 1 hour after the event started n I missed the entire show in pictures. Ian took a lot though.. lucky him. Oh well.. hope you like em.

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Wednesday, 17 October 2007

Kota Kinabalu Trip (12 - 15 Oct 2007)

Hey all.. been a while since I've last scribbled. Jenn & I was away for the Hari Raya holiday in Kota Kinabalu. We took an early drive from Miri at 6am with mum's Wira last Friday reached KK at 3pm. I have to say we were very lucky coz there was no traffic jam at all the 8 check points plus the 2 ferry points.

Upon arrival in KK, our first official meal was at Burger King. Since we don't have Burger King outlets in Miri or any other parts in Sarawak, Jenn suggested we ate there.

We reached Tuaran around 6pm. The day after, I followed Jenn's dad on Hari Raya visits to friends n relatives in Kota Belud and around Tuaran. We manage to stop by at the Horse Racing Track. Took some pics of the horses there. He
own 2 strong horses. Since we were rushing home, I din get to ride on the horses this time.

Dinner was at Gayang Seafood Restaurant. Its about 20 mins drive from Tuaran. If you're new to Tuaran, you'll never tot a seafood restaurant is somewhere out there in the 'jungle'. Its surrounded by forests n pretty close to the sea too.
A dish I totally recommend is the Fried Soft Shell Crabs.

Went shopping the following day with Jenn & her sister Janet. Bought a printer at Karamunsing. After comparing, the IT gadgets are cheaper in KK than Miri. For all you IT enthusiast out there, go buy your PC's, Hard Disks, Printers etc at Karamunsing Complex.

Our drive back to Miri on Monday morning was almost perfect. We left Tuaran at 5am but only reached Miri at exactly 6pm. Imagine that! 13 hours on the road. Could have reached Miri at 1pm but the border at Tedungan - Kuala Lurah (Limbang/Brunei) got us stuck for 4 hours (Normal drive will just take you 8 hours from Miri to KK). Only 1 kilometer to the border and we were stuck for 4 hours. I even walked to the border to pee and back again. Wish I have driven my Honda coz we can watch movies in it. I was telling Jenn in the car, if I'm to race with Ants, they would have reach the border way way earlier than us. Probably the Ants would have reproduced at their 'nest'. Some Ants would have become Grandfather Ants maybe.

Silly ha.. That's wat boredom do to you for 4 straight hours! You begin to talk nonsense. I'd blame the border system which is not efficient enough to accommodate the traffic movement.

Oh well.. hope both Malaysian & the Brunei government will do something quick about it. Build a bridge across the rivers!

Oh yah.. during our dinner at Tanjung Aru Beach, Janet (Jenn's sister) pointed a 'menu signage' which spelled its menu wrongly. Go check it out on my Flickr!!

Thats all for now.. till my next post y'all..

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