2D1N Kundasang Trip With Family

16-17 December

Just like 2 years ago, we decided to stay one night at the same homestay in Kundasang, a 2 hours drive from our home. Last time there were only me, my sisters, brother in law, mom and dad; while this time there’s more of us including my husband and my sister’s in laws. I thought it would be awkward at first however it turned out just fine 😊

Lotsss of pictures ahead 😁

It’s Poinsettia season!

Me and husband arrived in that little town around 12pm so we grab our lunch and wandered around while waiting for the others.

It was raining when we arrived at the homestay and it’s about 16Β°c just perfect to put on our sweater.

What did we do on day 1? Well just the normal stuffs with family; greets the others, organize our things, prep for dinner and BBQ.

This is how we barbeque here 😁

Ended our night with chat and a little cuddling because it’s 14Β°c so why not πŸ˜†

Mountain view from the homestay

I woke up early to snap sunrise and mountain pictures then I help mom for breakfast. One thing I love about this trip, we got the chance to worship together before we eat. We used to do that when we’re still kids and living with our parents.

Vegetables farm everywhere

Tomatoes fresh from the farm! Anddd it’s super cheap!

We then went to Desa Cattle Dairy Farm although it’s drizzling. Lucky we got our umbrellas with us.

Must have picture with the fence LOL

Husband and dad showing their yummy ice cream😁

It’s my first time tasting the fresh milk gelato….hmm taste like yogurt? Husband got an ‘active’ stomach after that πŸ˜…

…how come I didn’t have a picture of the cattle? Because it’s raining so everything happens so fast I guess lol

After that, we went to this beautiful place called H. Benjamin Residence. I am in love with this place! My sister keep telling me to visit this place and glad we did. It’s a hotel and they got a restaurant too so we had our lunch there. However we have to wait for too long for our food, perhaps there’s only one cook? Hmm nevermind food was delicious!

Watan Hor Chicken is my favorite!

Wanted to do more shoot with husband but with parents as our audience, 1 is enough okayyy πŸ˜…

I am so thankful that we planned this trip and spend quality time with the family. As a family oriented person, even the littlest things we do together, it’s really matters to me. And of course I’m so glad that this time my husband was able to join us since he’s working in the tourism field, applying for a work leave is impossible but fortunately he got it this time. Cheers to more family trip next time!!

☝one last picture of yours truly πŸ€— why oh why I’m getting rounder!

Wishing you guys to have a great moment!

Love, Mich 🌺


Roadtrip + Camping With My Girlfriends

I just came back from a tiring but fun camping trip with my bestfriend last night. It was a 1 hour and a half drive from my home but it feels like more because I was driving alone from my place, while my other four friends from another different town.

Location : Polumpung Melangkap View Camp Site, Kota Belud Sabah

Entrance Fee for Camping : RM6 (adult) RM3 (children 7 years old and above)

Tent Rental Fee : RM30 for 6pax size

Canopy Rental Fee : RM15 each

Check out their Instagram page here where you can find their contact numbers for booking or enquiry.

If I’m not mistaken, my last camping trip was during my energetic teenage years as a Pathfinder member. Camping at this age was not really the same like the old days in terms of being energetic lol!

We arrived around 2pm on Sunday, and I was in total shock when there were sea of people at the camp site. Oh well, it’s public holiday here so that’s explained why. While searching for the perfect spot to set our tent, the rain poured heavily and we decided to ask for the campsite crew to set up everything for us. Thank goodness the rain stopped after a while and we started fire for dinner prepping.

It’s not camping if it’s not messy lol!
Back then we used firewood, now thanks to portable stove!

Starting up fire after rain was not really easy but we eventually did it! We saw some of the campers even called the campsite crew to start up their fire. *pat on the back* we did it on our own 😝

We had Tom Yam, BBQ chicken wings, fishball, hotdogs, watermelon, durian and nachos cheese – nothing so fancy about our camping food but it tasted so special! I know it’s quite a lot for the five of us but we just love food lol.

After dinner, we went to the river for what we called ‘brief-dip-bath’ πŸ˜‚ the water was so cold! During the brief dip, we got the chance to stargazing while in the river! How I wish I have pictures for you to see. It was magnificent!

A few sips of apple cider to ends the night πŸ˜‰

We played a few games, laugh a lot, sangs few songs and chatted a lot. Such good times.

6am – mountain view
Hours of dip in the river

The sun was scorching hot but the water was so cold that makes us want to stay for long. And that being said, of course the five of us got sunburned!

What I learned from this camping:

  1. Ultimate escape from my real lives – Completely unplug from distractions where the network services were weak and I got time to focus on what’s really important; my team.
  2. Work as a team infinitely more easier and fulfilling! And of course we got each other to keep warm.
  3. Learned to enjoy simple things – “happines is real when shared”
  4. Appreciation of nature’s beauty – night time sky full of stars, mountain view, etc.
  5. Get comfortable with the uncomfortable – no big comfy bed, no table for food, not getting a real shower, sleeping with the outdoor symphony.

I’m sure there’s more to write about after-camping thoughts but it’s gonna be a long post for you to read. Over all, yes it was exhausting but worth it! Everything reconnected and that’s the real deal.

That’s all for now; off to plan our next camping trip! 😜

Love, Mich 🌸

Roadtrip to the Beach

Yesterday we had an amazing one day trip at the beach. It’s a 1 hour and a half drive to this place from our hometown. We never been there before so literally drive guided by google maps. Fortunately it’s accurate and we’re not lost. 😁

Went there with my hometown-childhood friends with some kids. One of them migrated to Australia and spent her 1 month holidays here at her hometown so we decided to have a mini-reunion since she’s going back this weekend.

I am totally a beach lover so I spontaneously screamed when I saw those beautiful water! Lol.

Funny things, since it’s a spontaneous escape plan and we’re not sure about this place, except the town, we didn’t bring any food with us and it’s lunchtime some more πŸ˜… So 4 of us drove back to the town and bought some food for us and the kids. Lesson learned number 1.

The water are so clear upon our arrival. But after we ‘re-arrived’ from buying food, it’s about to rain. I’m a bit sad but it’s okay I still enjoyed the whole day with them. Maybe I’m sad because I didn’t get the chance to take lots of picture of the clear water lol. Next time, never ignore your always-hungry tummy. HAHA! Lesson learned number 2.

Love it here that it’s not really crowded. I noticed there’s only about 5 groups including us. Definitely going back here next time.

First time in my life I ever feel cold at a beach! Hah! So I didn’t get wet yesterday. But perhaps it’s almost 5.30pm so it’s breezy and so calming on that hammock.

Hey, chook! Pray that we can afford to visit you there next time lol

She got married with an Australian and we always miss her being with us here like the old days. Oh well, we’re grown ups now…that’s how life is. Her husband couldn’t accompany her because of work if any of you wondering.

Our group

Thanks for the memories! Thanks for the friendship! ❀

Thank you for reading! Until my next post 😊