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Year 2013 in Pictures

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Update: Please listen to this song while you're going through hehe, I'm sure it's a lot more fun!  Trust me!


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I've decided to compile some of the things that are close to my heart and the big things that happened to me in 2013 in pictures. This reminds me of what a fun 2013 it has been.Most items are hyperlinked so you can read thoroughly on those things:)


1) One Place from the Bucket List to visit Scrapped off  [Which was Borobudur, Yogyakarta, and I traveled Solo]


2) Went Camping behind my House because I really wanted to try it after so long living the City Life


3) But Decided That That Was Kind of Depressing and Went Camping along Kaiduan River with the Besties 




4) Participated in Kota Kinabalu City's CRAZY HARD Treasure Hunt [Seriously that Shit is not Possible] and won a LUCKY  DRAW instead HAHA WTF 



5) First Ever Exploring Labuan [after all these years!] + and got wasted after a LONG TIME

6) First Ever Time donating Blood to.. a stranger quite frankly, but over…

Tanjung Aru Beach @ Kota Kinabalu

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It's a little awkward growing up in a holiday destination like Kota Kinabalu. You slowly start to see the charm of your hometown when you see people halfway around the world starts queuing up to pay tons of money to see your home.

You would never understand. Then you look at yourself doing the same thing and you wonder, of course they would love this place -- because you do too!

Tanjung Aru Beach is very close to my heart. I grow up visiting this beach almost every other weekend, playing by the waters under the sun with my late dad and my brother. I started learning how to swim from this beach even. This place taught me everything I need to know about family recreation. It's 10 minutes away from the city centre, sometimes lesser. Or what about, weekends are for family? My French friend used to tell me, "Islanders have a different mentality. The best kind." I didn't really know what he meant, but maybe... just maybe the beach has made us a little different that w…

Rumah Terbalik Borneo & Desa Cattle Farm, Kundasang

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Daren and his family came to KK for a good ol' vacation during the Christmas week. It was their first time ever in Kota Kinabalu, let alone in Sabah, so we were scrambling to think of ideas on what to do. Aunty didn't want to do any islands, so that's a major scrap of the bulk of things to do in KK, neither was she a very adventurous person, so we've decided to do some things that are a lot more mild, but significantly Kota Kinabalu/ Sabah as well.

We started off the first few days with a visit to the handicraft market, and then subsequently heading to the apartment. We hired a car the next day, and figured one truly Kinabalu thing [without all the islands] to do was the Kinabalu park. That's about 2 hours drive away from the city itself. Which is still alright because KK is the gateway to some of the best things to do in East Malaysia.

I drove the first car, while Daren drove the second. We stopped by at the Rumah Terbalik Borneo, which was the fifth of its kind…

Walk for Autism, April 5 - Perdana Park Tanjung Aru

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Love,
Jacqueline Rowena @ Jacqkie.

Be your own Barista

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The things you now can do with technology! 
You can be your own DJ, you can be your own travel writer, you can be your own boss, you can be your own restauranteur, and joining in the latest trend, you now can be your own barista.Which is perfect for me because I am a terrible coffeemaker. Everytime someone requests me to make coffees for them, I cringe, because I am quite intimidated at the idea. Often not I take the easy way out of using 3-in-1s in bulk and plonk them together and take the credit *_* 
You can now be your own barista and having a cup of brewed coffee at the comfort of your home is becoming an urban's latest trend. Coffee Bean invited us for the launch of the CBTL Single Serve Beverage System in Kota Kinabalu last month and we're lucky enough get a first hand opportunity to explore the machine and brew our own customized flavor cup of tea/ coffee.


Imagine the convenience of; 
1) Saving time and energy and petrol of not having to drive to the nearest coffee joi…