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One night at Langkah Syabas @ Kinarut

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I understand I am always on the move. May it be for leisure or for work, I am always on the move. But the number one people who always get my attention is my FAMILY. 

My family and friends know this because I spend most of my weeknights with them (having to stay with them) and because we're just close that way.

I have always insisted on a family trip, so *I* took the liberty to organize this trip. I made sure it is SO NEAR to home that no one can say no to it, I made sure we're all in one car and come the same time so that we'd have to deal with each other throughout. I made sure that we're all in ONE ROOM (we can afford to, there's only 4 of us!) so that we can really spend the night together.

So I decided on Langkah Syabas Beach Resort because of all the reasons I just mentioned. I had no expectations because I've never been to the shore / beach of the Kinarut Beach / Shore. After a 30 minutes drive (yes just 30 minutes!) we reached Langkah Syabas.

People we…

Borneo International Marathon Weekend

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I have too many photos I have no idea what to do with.

But because I don't trust Facebook (I don't know why), so they're mostly shared on my blog :)

These were taken on the Borneo International Marathon Weekend where a lot of my friends were in town. I don't usually go out as much but that weekend called for gatherings!

 ^One of the beautiful evening I went for a jog.

 ^The view of Borneo International Marathon. Right before the sun almost killed me.

^One of my favourite evening. Catching the sunset at Sunset Bar Tanjung Aru with music as background
 ^Real people with real life

^What I have been busy with 



Love,
Jacqueline Rowena @ Jacqkie.

Walk Abreast @ In support of Breast Cancer Awareness with Kinabalu Pink Ribbon

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Every year mum insists on participating one particular event.

Just one. 

It's the Walk Abreast organised by the Kinabalu Pink Ribbon and in awareness of Breast Cancer. My fourth year joining mum, and I've seen how this event has multiplied by leaps and bounds over the years.

Kinabalu Pink Ribbon Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kinabalupinkribbon

^My really honest family picture.

- Mum being sweet 
- Jessy having mum's back 
- Me without makeup 
- Brother being silly 

Among many things of course :)

Love,
Jacqueline Rowena @ Jacqkie.

Japan - Day 3, Shinkansen to Kyoto

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The first time I Googled about Japan, there were a lot of articles out there talking about the shinkansen from Tokyo to Kyoto. Everyone seemed to be wanting to give travelers out there one specific advice:

SIT ON THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE TRAIN. 

So we did just that. The ever so helpful and friendly Japanese customer service guy at the JR Office Station in Tokyo reserved us the seats on the right aisle a day before the actual departure. and guess what, WE MISSED IT.

I had a hunch that we would miss it because I wasn't confident in taking the train really early in the morning at 9.00am. But thank heavens for the awesomeness of the JR Pass, we can book the next train anytime we like from any JR Station! So we estimated our journey, this time to be expecting Tokyo Station in less than half an hour to be able to FINALLY catch the shinkansen to Kyoto.

Luckily this time we manage to reach Tokyo station on time. PHEW.

I was fidgeting the whole time making sure we don't miss the train aga…

Camping at Mondikot Deer Camp

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My colleagues and I are always on the lookout for interesting, obscure places to discover. A few weeks ago, we decided on a camp in the insides of Kaiduan Village. I found out that Kim's humble abode, hectares of deer farms has been giving access to more people now - and is now open to public!!

The road to Kaiduan Village is ... not that easy. Uncle Desmond recommended 4WD to go through the roads, generally, it is still okay for normal cars to pass through but once you enter the sides of the road that are parallel to the river - that can be a bit stressful!

Make sure you hire a 4WD, or bigger cars, or maybe even ask Uncle Desmond about it!

^Photo by Rodney O Brien - When asked Uncle Wembley about the significance of this rock he said, "oh we just saw it lying around and we decided to turn it over." HAHA cute.

I spoke to Mr Desmond of Mondikot Deer Camp of our arrangements and he has been SO KIND to provide us with ALL the necessary details! We planned to camp for only a…

Tokyo - Day 2, Disneyland

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I need to start this post with a fact.

After this trip, I Googled "the most populous city in the world" and guess what came in first? TOKYO.

Yes, seriously. Not any cities in China, neither in India, nor in America, but TOKYO JAPAN!

I haven't actually dive into the reason why Tokyo is the most populous city in the world, I'm sure there is some history, campaign, law or legislation to this, but I have yet to read it somewhere, so if you DO know, please let me know!

How true this article from IB Times is, must have somewhat truth in it because... planning to go into Tokyo Disneyland, without purchasing ticket online, on a weekend is a little crazy.

We had Disneyland in mind simply because, we just had to. We are child at hearts and we're already in Tokyo, might as well check it out. That sounded so simple.

We stumbled upon the Disneyland Ticketing Office while walking around Shibuya looking for the Robot Restaurant, and decided, HEY, let's see how much the pri…