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Journey from Tawau – August 2011

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After the exciting 6 hours journey on 24th August at Kalabakan road, we decided not to return with that road to Kota Kinabalu… furthermore the weather was cloudy and raining. We returned on 26th August through the common old road which is much longer… I think about 600KM or so and more hilly paths where it will pass Mount Kinabalu.

We reach Tawau around 4pm on 24th, and booked into Heritage Hotel. And this is the first time I have to change room. Before we went out around 6pm for dinner and ‘work’, I checked the windows to make sure it is locked, and it was not… and I can’t lock it. The latch is locked but not hooked… πŸ˜› I decided to report it later when I come back coz need to rush for dinner… ‘buka puasa’ actually since my two colleagues are fasting for the Ramadan. But we were only back to the hotel around 10pm something… coz after dinner we actually went to install and configure the server and troubleshoot the network that night at our branch office so that we will not be rushing the next day… after all we are still excited with the journey I guess… and it is ‘puasa’ month, easier to work at night.

I called the room service and reported the window problem, and they sent two maintenance guys. They tried and said, they can’t unlock it coz they don’t have the key and the person in charge of the key has gone home for the day. The other guy assure me nothing will happen… it’s safe he said. I scolded him… I asked him what happen if someone kill me tonight?… the other guy was more professional and said, they will find a solution, they need to talk to the manager or something and they left. A few minutes later, the reception called and inform they can’t unlock the window, and the only way is for me to change room… πŸ˜› So change room from 312 to 212 πŸ˜› . . . Continue Reading »

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motor home, Recreational Vehicle, rv, vehicle

Is there any demand for motor home here?.. I guess with the good road network and a wide state, it should be fine… if I can get one motor home, I would like to use it not only for vacation or travelling but during my official outstation works too πŸ˜€

Motor home is also called RV… short for Recreational Vehicle.

With RV, I don’t have to worry about accommodation… all I have to worry are water and electric supply… but I don’t think that as big problem, I’m sure it’s not hard to get those.

But how much is rv cost?… any financing company here ready and willing to provide rv financing?…

If rv is affordable and rv finance is available, I would like the own this rv!!!

Or maybe this one…

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Yes… finally it rains… heavily!!!

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At last… after more than two weeks without rain… only thick haze… the rain came down last night… and it was heavy πŸ˜€

I’m not sure when was the rain started, but when we came out from Karamunsing Complex after class and having McDonald around 9pm, the rain was quite heavy.

Driving was quite difficult… the rain was too much and too heavy… my wiper can’t clear the rain drops on the windscreen… it was too much… although I have put it on the fastest speed.

I have to drive very slowly… but although it was a very heavy rain… I’m glad it rain heavily… in fact I’m hoping for it to rain… just small rain… throughout the night… but well the heavy rain was only around KK I guess… because when I reach near Donggonggon, the rain subside from there… it was only small rain in Donggonggon.

I enjoy driving during rain… coz it will be cooler, less smoke, nice ambient sound… and last night I was thinking if I was driving a motor home, I can just park at the roadside and enjoy the rain… coz I was quite tired… was tired for the past few days… always feel sleepy… probably I was bitten by tsetse mosquitoes πŸ˜› But here, having a motor home is something alien… probably like District 9 πŸ˜€ and probably owning a motor home will cost lots of money for the motorhome insurance πŸ˜›

Anyway, the haze was reduced tremendously this morning… πŸ˜€ I hope it’s going to rain again tonight… πŸ˜€


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