Tuesday, January 2, 2007

Sweet Memories in Kota Kinabalu

Welcome 2007! Hope this year I can achieve my goal to get the house ready for my Mom. Last year I didn't take her to many places because I was trying very hard to get the house deal done. Unfortunately, I still cannot close any deal or sign any construction agreement yet. Hope to be able to do it soon!

Just to recall our sweet memories in 2006, I went to Kota Kinabalu with my Mom and eldest sister, Kak Teh in January 2006. We stayed at Berjaya Palace Hotel, Kota Kinabalu - complimentary from my Kak Teh because she's a member of the Berjaya timeshare vacation club. I paid for the Air Asia tickets - I purchased in advance and it was very cheap. My Mom enjoyed it eventhough she didn't go out all the time with me and Kak Teh. She could not walk too much due to her knee problem. It was the first for her and Kak Teh to be in Kota Kinabalu, and it was a second time for me to be there. The first time I went to KK, I stayed at Shangri-la Tanjung Aru Beach Hotel.

We went to Mount Kinabalu - though we did not climb the mountain, we enjoyed the heavy mist at Mount Kinabalu. It was drizzling during that time and made it even colder. I like that weather. It reminded me of London. I always miss London - the smell of the air is different!

I love this post of me and my Mom while we were waiting for our lunch at Perkasa Hotel, Mount Kinabalu. The above photo is my Mom, Kak Teh and me. The photo on the right is Mom and Kak Teh sightseeing around the hotel area. We were happy to see that my Mom was happy during this trip. We enjoyed the seafood which is quite cheap in KK. We forgot for a while about the high cholestrol and etc. We were on holiday, just enjoy it!

We enjoyed the shopping at Filipino Market where you can get nice pearls and other Sabah specialty. Just nearby the Filipino market, you can buy many types of prawn at very good price. They can pack the prawns for you nicely to take back to your home. But you need to check the size of the packing because different airlines will have different regulation of the boxes which we can handcarry. Otherwise, we will have to put the prawns in the cargo.

The two markets are at the seaside. We can see some boats ferrying people from there to the other side. There's no jetty but the boats just come closer to the bank and people just jump in! I don't think I'm going to do that! As the day reaching the night, we can see a nice view of sunset. Kota Kinabalu will always be treasured in our memories.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Wah... rajinnya.. ada blogsite lagi.. Happy New Year, may u have a prosperous and successful year ahead... :)
Nih org london yg selalu sibuk tu... baru ni ada masa sikit nak check email... he he... take care...

Norlia Jaafar said...

Hi dear! Thank you for viewing my blog - finally. Memang awak sibuk memanjang.. balik KL pun tak jumpa saya. Ye lah...siapalah saya ni kan...

Norlia Jaafar said...

Sorry Lisa, Kak Li lupa nak wish you Happy New Year too! Semoga dirahmati dan diberkati Allah dunia akhirat!