Thursday, 14 January 2010
Year of Review - Part One
FuFu Year in Review 2009
Dec 2008 - May 2009 (Winter & Spring) | Part One |
Another important decision i had made after deciding to travel around the world is to stop working in Singapore as an assistant Civil Engineer in charging the reclamation project of Pasir Panjang Terminal. Immediately after couple of weeks i jet off to Hongkong and Guangzhou, Mainland China for Christmas and New Year. Caught up with old buddies, bumped into my New Zealand Working Holiday's buddies, met and hanged out with new friends, enjoyed taking pictures everywhere with my new toy Canon 450D, had given several of my first times to the trip, it was an awesome Winter trip. My darling, January had given me the power to start travelling again.
Farewell lunch with June and Su Zhen at Sun with Moon, Singapore.
FuFu had a great day with two pretty Malaysians he knew in Taiwan.
The first time FuFu met and had dinner with a Malaysian Blogger.
Pui, FuFu's buddy and new friend, Marble from SiChuan.
Bumped into my Taiwanese New Zealand Working Holiday's buddy!
Thanks Joan for bringing us in to HK Disneyland free of charge.
Met and caught up with the CSP 8 buddies in Hongkong.
Surprisingly, Hongkong has many bike lanes. It's fun cycling around.
The segregated fishing village, Pak Nai is a mysterious outskirts.
Christmas Eve at Lan Kwai Fong. Was very crowded but fun!
FuFu's heart has given to the charming Victoria Harbour.
Went to Guangzhou, visited my Japan crony's hometown with Jodie.
FuFu's first facial mask in Guangzhou with Jodie.
After a refreshing cruise, we visited to the famous Zhongsan Uni.
Heading up to Foshan, visiting Wong Fei Hung and Yip Man.
The house where Yip Man was born and teaching Bruce Lee Kungfu.
Sitting in front of the world's largest outdoor Guanyin statue.
Hiking up to the hill of Seven Star Crags, Zhaoqing on New Year Eve.
The countdown of year 2009 in Zhaoqing, Guangdong Province.
Happy 2009. Started the year with Chinese beer. Gan Bei!
Back from the mainland, first thing to do was to meet the girls.
Then FuFu back to Ngong Ping 360 again with his buddies.
Tung Chung is FuFu's paradise for shopping.
First time watching horse racing. It was super GREAT.
The best online Hongkong buddy sent FuFu off at HKIA.
FuFu hand made's Chinese New Year greeting card.
February suddenly popped up to inform me that two of my buddies from Hongkong would be stopped by Malaysia for three days before flying back to Hongkong from Indonesia. Having buddies to visit my home country plus i was there, it's impossible for me not to have fun with them. Thus, we decided to visit and have a blast in Malacca since i also hadn't been there. Peggy, a pretty girl from Klang i met through them was driving us around Klang and Kelana Jaya on Chap Goh Mei, the fifteenth day of Chinese New Year.
The yummy porridge based hotpot in Klang.
Had a blast at the World Heritage Historical City, Malacca.
Can you imagine we were in a chicken ball rice restaurant?
Went to Bar.B.Q for Thai styled yakiniku at AEON Jusco, Klang.
FuFu sent his buddies off to Hongkong at KLIA-LCCT.
March always stands first among the rest. This March recorded that i have been living on this planet for twenty eight years already. I had my surprised birthday celebrated on top of Bukit Lembing, Sungai Lembing, Kuantan with spectacular sunrise. Even though a small muffin, it meant so much to me and certainly the priceless birthday cake i ever had received. And so i had my wish "be able to study in Frankfurt" made over the first sunrise of my 28th and it unbelievably came true in October. Sungai Lembing was the turning point that entirely changed the content of my life in Second Chapter.
The beach in the east coast is fabulous, Teluk Chempedak, Kuantan.
FuFu and his hometown cronies, Sungai Lembing, Kuantan.
Thanks buddies for being with FuFu on his 28th birthday!
April wasn't that cold, but i took out my jacket from the wardrobe. Why? Because i am going to hike the highest mountain in Malaysia, Mount Kinabalu. Six of the Hongkies flew to Kota Kinabalu, Sabah while two Malaysians flew from the peninsular, one by MAS and one by Airasia. It was a super insane trip ever. Imagine, going up to the mountain almost reaching the heaven, swimming down to the sea snorkelling with fishes, enjoying the thrilling white water rafting, eating cheap seafood and strolling around the Sunday market at Jalan Gaya, all these were happily done within six days. It worked perfectly well when the right circle of crazy people were together.
The first night at Kota Kinabalu, Sabah.
We all had our own gaya after staying a night at Jalan Gaya.
The sunset in Kota Kinabalu was majestically stunning.
The journey to the heaven started from Kinabaku Park.
Before Dalap Rangers had gone insane.
Yoooo... finally came to the resting point.
The Dalap Rangers were ready to conquer Mount Kinabalu.
Yeah, FuFu was on top of the Low's Peak at 4095.2m.
FuFu on top of the Low's Peak.
After the heaven, it's time to visit the underwater paradise.
Sapi Island is a nice place to snorkel, parasailing and get tanned.
On the way going to for White Water Rafting.
On the old rail tracks going to the starting point for the rafting.
Was thrown away by the rapid! So much fun!
Dalap Rangers on the river, challenging all the thrilling rapids.
Showing off our certificates on the last day before dismissing.
May gave me a kind buzz, telling me that i didn't really explore Malaysia even though i have been travelling around the world. Hence i decided to spend couples of days going up north to Penang from my hometown. It's a leisure and my first backpacking trip in Malaysia. Penang is a place where the ancient nostalgic unfold in splendour, where faith meet in peace and harmony, where the soul of the past breathes in the present, where festive collide from across the world. Penang really has it all. Thanks Akira for showing me around also.
Penang Botanical Garden is so peace until i did zazen for an hour.
The Downtown, where the soul of the past breathes in the present.
Peranakan Museum, where ancient nostalgic unfold in splendour .
Batu Ferringi, where paradise beckon to relax and unwind.
Not only hawker foods, Gurney Drive is a place for sunset too.
Presgrave Street has its own nostalgic dining atmosphere.
Guess this ornate shelter for Guan Yin must have beautifully done!
Chowrasta Market - one of the oldest markets in Penang.