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Labuk Bay Proboscis Monkey Sanctuary @ Sandakan, Borneo

Located just 45 minutes drive from the quaint town of Sandakan; Labuk Bay Proboscis Monkey Sanctuary, is truly an adorable place. And you would soon know why! πŸ™ˆπŸ™‰πŸ™Š

On our way back from the Kinabatangan River, my colleagues and I decided to visit our friends there.

This is a privately owned estate, turned tourist attraction because of the HEAPS of proboscis monkeys living around the area! And the best part? They're wild and free. 


^Even saw hornbills!

My absolute preference!

There are two main platforms for you to choose from. Both of these platforms allow you to roam freely around the area and interact with the monkeys. But please remember, they are - at the end of the day wild who have been living in the jungle. Safety, is always first. Do not irritate or provoke them. The wardens will be advising the same to you as well. But because they have been in contact with humans for so many years, most of them are indeed tamed.

If timing is of concern, you can follow th…

It's 2018, and I can be anything

Awkward, tomboy, too intellectual, private, tough. 

When I was a little girl, I remember having to state my case to my mum on wanting to let my hair grow long. It has always been a short bob, mum thought it was more tidy that way. But by 11 years old I grew absolutely bored of it, and simply thought I could do more things with longer hair.

Braids, buns, ponytail, style, plenty! 

Dad said yes without second thoughts, mum swore by how difficult and uncomfortable it would be for me; having the need to do hair my up every single morning, or brushing it neat every day. And she was right, there were many days when school asked me to tie my hair up in braids, only to find no one to help me at 5am in the morning!

Luckily, my aunt nally was an angel in the form of a braids' specialist lol πŸ˜‹ But that would mean, I needed to walk to her house in the dark and waited to be braid by her very early in the morning. And then, I look in the mirror, twirl my braids and absolutely loved it. I smiled …

#throwback to my best flying experience

Sometime in May this year, the usual gang and I will be traveling on another long haul flight. We are in the midst of planning and many of these plans start from 6 months ahead (now).

I shudder at the thought of these upcoming long haul flights, with transits at ungodly hours and international airports that are full with visitors trailing around like ants πŸ˜₯

But the worst ones remind me of some of my BEST long haul flights. 
Or even my best flight EVER! 

Mum and I took a non-transit flight from Kuala Lumpur to Paris viaMalaysia Airlinessomewhere in 2014. At that time, they had a pretty awesome Malaysia Airlines Promo. 

FIRST OF ALL, going on to a non-transit flight changed me. Like, completely! My life will never be the same again πŸ˜ƒ
And just our luck, that the final seat between mum and I was vacant!!! πŸ’ƒπŸ’ƒπŸ’ƒI think I almost shed some tears of joy, and did the happy dance upon knowing this. 

I will never forget this; 

After viewing the take-off (which was a magical sight itself becaus…

De & Luke's Wedding at Lyrebird Falls

I promised myself I wasn't gonna sound like an alcoholic. But urm there were lots to drink on De's wedding! I never got buzzed as early as that and it was only 5pm. I was quite close to trashing myself #notproud

Thank heavens uncle started talking to us, or I wouldn't have stopped! It's too easy... Champagnes, wines, whiskey circling around and coming back at you every 5 minutes. I think that's what your best friend's wedding does to you. It puts you into a whirlwind of perspective. Whatever that perspective was. So I kept drinking!!

Luke was absolutely adorable waiting on De at the aisle πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–

And when De finally arrived, she looked absolutely beautiful πŸ’˜ The four of us started tearing up looking at how beautiful De looked like. Sway and I started clenching our hands, cause she was the beautiful bride a year ago. How far have so many of us come..

It was a small ceremony of probably less than 10 tables. The four of us enjoyed the party so much, mostly chatti…

One night in Mt Dandenongs Boronia, Melbourne

So the whole reason the four of us girls flew to Melbourne was for Denise and Luke’s Wedding! The beautiful, with perfect weather (after a whole week of rain) wedding at the mountains of Dandenong 🌿🌿🌿

Karaoke on a Night Cruise!

You gotta say yes to Karaoke. Gotta! 

In my attempt to spice up my weeknights, I said YES to a karaoke on a Wednesday night but ... this time WITH A TWIST. My Wednesday's karaoke sesh was to be organised on a CRUISE.


The North Borneo Cruise, the same guys who I got on board on for my sister's awesome sunset cruise birthday,  came up with another legit thing to party and celebrate any occasions on A NIGHT CRUISE. With Karaoke no less Sabahans πŸ‘πŸ‘

Read more of our sunset cruise here 

The cruise departed at 8pm, and is a 2 hour cruise along KK's waterfront esplanade area. Kota Kinabalu city is so beautiful at night, I have seen many skylines around the world, but nothing truly like your own home's πŸ’–

And very dear to me too, because I have always looked out to the sea from the land lol, so it's quite amusing to be on the sea looking out on the land instead heh.

We walked into this luxurious comfy lounge, fitting of up to 20 people with this intricate local desi…

Brunches in Melbourne

I know it says "brunches", but we were for the most part, struggled to be up and about by brunch πŸ™ˆ and even if we did, we either, nearly miss the brunch or that shop was awesome enough to have an all day breakfast for us late starters πŸ˜‹

Sway was determined to try all the places that she saw on blogs etc, so we left most of the decision to her. It's quite funny though, sway has always been the healthiest among us, she'd be eating all these greens salads, and we'd be calling her sheep herbivore stuff like that.

Still is really.  

But this trip!Boy did she deliver. She ate like a baby shark!!! She ate everything and ANYTHING, in huge portions, finished it up AND THEN SOME!!

I remember while we were on the tram to Coles towards the end of our trip, she asked me whether I wanted Golden Gaytime (clarification: a very famous and delicious ice cream). After I had just finished 3 Japanese' meals.

I side-eyed her,

Um babe, I'm losing my voice, I had eaten a lot of …