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backhoe, jcb, machinery, nesat, storm, tropical, typhoon, weather

The impact of Typhoon Nesat on Monday evening and early morning of Tuesday brought down lots of trees, billboards, houses, etc… according to some believes, that Monday which is 26th September 2011 is the actual 2012… did I hear someone asking what is 2012?… well it’s about the end of the world… ๐Ÿ˜›

The fallen tree next to my house

According to reports, Typhoon Nesat was one of the most powerful tropical cyclone to directly impact Philippines this year and the wind speed reached 95 knots (176 km/h; 109 mph). Imagine, place was only hit by the typhoon tail… but the damages are visible everywhere… I feel bad for Philippines which was hit directly by the typhoon ๐Ÿ™ Watching the videos shared on Facebook is like watching scary movies… it looks so unreal yet they are real… the flood which was caused by the large number of rain water made it worse… people just can’t run away… water and wind are everywhere.

The sky seen from on top of Bukit Padang today.

Now that Nesat has calm down, debris left by the typhoon and floods will continue giving hard life to them. Houses which still standing are not safe coz its structures are no longer stable… its going to be massive work to do demolition, clearing and cleaning… without tools or machinery like the JCB backhoe, it will take a long time to clean up the affected areas… and the longer it take to cleanup, the more dangerous it will get… disease outbreak can happen anytime… the people need clean water, electricity, food, blankets, cloths… I just hope the typhoon will continue to calm down… coz they expect more typhoons are approaching… ๐Ÿ˜›

Damaged awning roof… building along Penampang Bypass Road.

Telekom contractor clearing the fallen trees near Sabah Museum.

Fallen scafolding at Queen Elizabeth Hospital.

Fallen tree branch along the hiking trail at Bukit Padang.

Up-rooted tree along the hiking trail at Bukit Padang.

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long holiday

cleaning, Eid Mubarak, Hari Raya, holiday, junk, linen, matouk, national day, weather

It’s a long holiday this week… Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday… meaning only work on Monday and Friday. It is becoz of the double public holiday, and they overlaps each other… ๐Ÿ˜›

The Eid Mubarak or Hari Raya Aidilfitri falls on 30th and 31st August plus the Malaysia National Day on 31st August… Since the two public holidays overlap each other on 31st August, 1st September is declared as additional holiday… ๐Ÿ˜€

It was hazy since Friday… and it’s quite bad… but lucky it was raining heavily yesterday, 30th August, and today it was cloudy although the sun was shining in the afternoon for a few hours.

So what is best to do during the long holiday with the cooler weather?… well, cleaning up is one of them… so I decided to clean up some junks around… and today, I only manage to take out about 20% of my old junks which most of them are papers, magazines and books… but it’s enough to make some difference.

The other 80% are some more books, magazines, electronics stuffs and cloths… and there are large amount of cloths coz I have not thrown any cloths before I guess… or maybe I did once… ๐Ÿ˜›

Most of the cloths are shirts… casual or sport shirts and working shirts… they are not used so much especially the working shirts coz I grow size quite fast… ๐Ÿ˜› yeah, you should know what I mean… ๐Ÿ˜›

I don’t know what to do with those cloths… but friends advice me to donate them… but I donno where to donate them… the cloths might look new but probably rotten coz they were sitting in the cabinet for some years… if they are made of high quality linen like the matouk linen, probably they are still in good shape… ๐Ÿ˜›

Anyways, I still need to continue with the clearing tomorrow… not planning to do all the 80%… if I can do another 20%, that would be great…

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A day trip to Tuaran and Kota Belud

camera, Canon, kota belud, life, mount kinabalu, photography, rain, tuaran, waterproof, weather

Last Sunday, 13 February, four of us… Disney, Malcolm, Stevenson and Me went to Tuaran & Kota Belud. We have been planning for this trip since last month and we supposed to go on 6 February but unfortunately everyone has plan on that day. We also having difficulty choosing a suitable date for this trip coz of the wet season… we need to have clear sky to take the Mount Kinabalu photo… yea, that was our mission, to take the Mount Kinabalu photos.

The rainy season for almost 3 months already made it uncertain for us to go… unless we all have waterproof cameras then we don’t have to worry about the heavy rain… but still, the mountain will not be visible or clear when it rain and when clouds surround the mountain. But luck was with us on last Sunday… although it was raining the whole day on Saturday, I was surprised to see the sky so clear on Saturday night… I can see thousands of stars on the sky… no clouds… wow… ๐Ÿ˜€

I woke up around 4.15am and immediately went to prepare for breakfast… all I have to do was make a cup of tea and put the hams and sausages into to microwave oven… I have fried the hams and sausages the night before… I packed the rest of the sausages to bring along for the trip. Disney picked me up around 5.15am and met the rest at KK. We stopped at Mc Donald, Jalan Sulaman to pack breakfast coz the others have not take their heavy breakfast… I bought a cup of tea which I did not drink… but I drank it on our way home around 1.30pm.

The trip was wonderful… the sky was a bit cloudy but it was actually very hot and I received sunburned on my neck. And it was for me to test my new Canon 7D which I just received on Friday after waiting for it for almost a week ๐Ÿ˜€ That camera is damm good… my old Canon 400D and 40D looks like dinosaur… ๐Ÿ˜† All together we stop like five times at five different places to capture the mountain… the sunrise and the clouds surrounding the mountain is very challenging.

Along the trip, we stop at one hanging bridge and saw a family bathing and washing their cloths at the river… we took the opportunity to capture their life. It was great… I feel like going back there next time and do different way to capture their life… Then we stop at Kota Belud Tamu… this is my first time here… and it also a wow… then we had our lunch at the Kota Belud Pasar Tani… the food is damm bloody tasty… and I even got a shocked when we paid for the food… for four of us, the food is just RM16… that RM4 each… In KK it will cost us more than RM25… :O

Then on the way back, we saw funny stuffs too… like excavator bathing itself… I was frozen when I saw it… can’t even lift the camera and snap the moment… then saw an almost accident… a Viva suddenly did an acrobatic in front of us by doing 90 degree and luckily manage to recover while overtaking on a bend… on a bridge… ๐Ÿ˜› Then lastly we saw a lion dance show at Mengatal Town…

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it’s raining

cloud, drought, rain, weather

Yeeeehaaa… it’s raining… it’s raining … it’s raining… after so long… almost two months… err… was it more than two months???… tonight it rains at last… the rain at home started just after 8.00 pm… and its still dizzling till now after almost 3 hours… I am hoping for heavy rain… I hope it will rain till tomorrow…

The weather is cooler nowadays… and today the sky is quite blue… and the clouds are majestic… the haze has been blown away… just look at this sky photo I took somewhere at Lido this afternoon… ๐Ÿ˜€

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Salty rain

rain, rain guards, salty, water sprout, weather

Last two days, there was heavy rain around the state… with some strong wind ๐Ÿ˜›

On Tuesday, 15 December 2009, around 1.10pm, there was strong wind and black sky around Kota Kinabalu.

And to some lucky folks around Kota Kinabalu, particularly who are at Tanjung Aru or those who happen to be near the Kota Kinabalu coast line, experienced another rare opportunity to watch the spectacular water sprout… a dark funnel-shaped water connecting the sea and the sky for about 5 minutes.

The water sprout is tornadoes over water which swirl and spiral water spouts stretching thousands of feet high. It happens when there is a very dark cloud with flat bottoms and at the same time light rains begin to fall. Once the water sprout stop or break, the water it carried from the sea to the sky will be dropped which causes heavy rains… for a short period…

The sea water it carries up and drops as rain contain lots of salts… after all it is sea water… there is no point to have rain guards to protect your car… better go to car wash immediately to remove the salty rains from damaging your car… unless you donโ€™t mind your car get rusty ๐Ÿ˜›


Yes… finally it rains… heavily!!!

haze, insurance, motor home, rain, weather

At last… after more than two weeks without rain… only thick haze… the rain came down last night… and it was heavy ๐Ÿ˜€

Iโ€™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 canโ€™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… Iโ€™m glad it rain heavily… in fact Iโ€™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 ๐Ÿ˜› But here, having a motor home is something alien… probably like District 9 ๐Ÿ˜€ and probably owning a motor home will cost lots of money for the motorhome insurance ๐Ÿ˜›

Anyway, the haze was reduced tremendously this morning… ๐Ÿ˜€ I hope itโ€™s going to rain again tonight… ๐Ÿ˜€


It’s damm bloody hot

haze, health, weather

The sky is not cloudy, but full of haze!!!

The haze are horrible… the haze was here for more than a week already.

During they day, the temperature is too hot to do activities outside… the visibility is too short… like only less than 20km away. It is not only hot during the day but it also making the eyes very painful. The haze makes my eyes teary… and without shades while driving, the glare is just too much to bear, even while walking outside.

During the night, sleeping is not very comfortable without air-conditioner. And without realizing it, the haze or smoke entered the house and makes breathing very difficult. Now, my chest… lung… is making small whizzing sound when breathing… it sound like asthma… but I donโ€™t have asthma… so it must be the effect of the haze or smoke.

The haze is not only bad to the lung but also bad for the skin… I feel the skin gets older faster… wrinkles are visible not only on the hand but around the eyes… maybe itโ€™s time to get the best eye cream to make sure the wrinkles donโ€™t grows bigger but goes away instead.

Letโ€™s hope the haze goes away as fast as possible… and itโ€™s time not to blame our neighboring country alone because our neighboring state is also the culprit. They are burning the juggle they cleared for plating palm oil… ๐Ÿ˜› ๐Ÿ™

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Gone… WHY?

cloud, life, pressure, rain, supplement, washers, weather

I guess the rains are gone today… ๐Ÿ™

The beautiful clouds are gone too… ๐Ÿ™

Iโ€™m very sad coz there is no more rain or cloud…

When Iโ€™m sad, I will say WHY?…

If there is war… war in the Middle East… or anywhere… I want the rain and cloud to take it away with it… and there will be PEACE to mankind…

The topย pictureย shows the morning sky along Penampang Bypass Road today. See the difference?… there are no more cloud… I hope the sadness is gone too… gone together with the rain… gone together with the cloud… aahhh…

Since there is no rain or cloud today, it is a bit hazy and a bit hot… but still OK… bearable…

If there is no rain tomorrow or Sunday, I will send my car for washing… cleaning… I wanna give my car a pressure washers coz I have not wash my car for the past three weeks… three weeks you ask?… well probably Iโ€™m too lazy… I have to be kind to my car now… I must wash it tomorrow…

The dirt are quite visible on the body surface… luckily my car is not black… it is silver, so the whitish color from the sandy dirt on it is not that much visible although they are quite thick. And luckily no one write something on my car’s dirt… ๐Ÿ˜†

Iโ€™m still sad and confused… WHY?… WHY?… and tomorrow… and the day after… I have to take my exam… I have not studied… should I study tonight or play games?… play the Mafia Wars?… Oooo well… weโ€™ll see that tonight… Oooo no… I have exam for two days… I canโ€™t send my car for washing tomorrow… WHY?… WHY?…

And because I felt a bit low for the past few days… I feel very low… low with energizer battery… but maybe nobody notice it coz I look physically fit ๐Ÿ˜€

So todayย I bought my supplement at Karamunsing… hopefully it will make me clever and make me pass for the exam… ๐Ÿ˜†


Rain and Wind

furniture, indoor, outdoor, weather, wind

Lately, my area is having loads of rain… No… No, Iโ€™m not complaining about rain. I like rain… much better than too much heat.

But actually, I prefer when it cloudy… the air is much cooler with beautiful rays of light. Usually it will be cloudy in the morning but with enough sun rays… just nice to dry cloths ๐Ÿ˜€

The beautiful morning cloud I snap while driving along the Penampang Bypass Road from Donggongon.

In the afternoon, it will be sunny… sometimes the heat is too much.

Then in the late evening, it will start raining… heavy rains. This is the best time to see the heavy rain… very cold and a bit windy. But the only problem is when the wind is too strong.

Last week, on Friday night, there was heavy rain followed with strong wind. Probably it was a monsoon wind. That night, the wind was OK at my place, but I didnโ€™t know that about 20KM away, the wind was blowing so strong that many trees and signboards were blow away.

While driving last Saturday evening, I saw many tree branches on the road. And I also saw few roof sheets and furniture lying besides the road. Probably the furniture is outdoor furniture… else if the furniture is from inside the house… man, the wind must be so strong and suck-out the furniture from inside the house!

There is still rain followed by mild wind this week… hopefully it will stay like that.


Sunny… Rain…

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This morning, I got a hint that the weather will be good today. It turns out to be almost true. It was sunny during morning till late morning. Somehow, it started raining before noon. Then it was sunny again until around 4pm where it started raining again.


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