Author Archive for Mawaddah Alias

10
May
18

A history made

On May 9th, 2018, Malaysians went out to cast their vote and after the excruciating wait, the results were out till the early morn of the following day. Boy, was it worth the wait and didn’t let the nation down. After all those years, the opposition party have won the 14th General Election!

We pray for a better nation for the generations to come. Unity shows it all and be brave to step up.

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03
Jan
18

2018, bring it on!

Wishing all of you a Happy New Year!

11
Apr
17

Sabah, yet again!

This time we went to the southern part of Sabah to visit Mabul Island once again. I joined my hiking/diving club called Mountain Diver to this trip. Our trip was a 4D3N agenda from Mar 31 – Apr 3. The first 2 nights we stayed in Mabul and the last night were spent in Semporna. I would say this is my first ever shortest trip to Mabul as usually I would stay there for about 7-9 days.

Since my lil brother joined this trip for snorkeling activity, I spent some time snorkeling with him and not much on diving…actually I did only 5 dives..hehe..

The second diving/snorkeling day, we went to Kapalai. As usual, it was amazing.

Before this trip, I informed the team of trying to go check out Bohey Dulang Island on our last day. After surveying some agents/contacts, we managed to get a good deal on the boats. In general, the trip from Semporna Jetty to Bohey Dulang Island will take about 4-5 hours including hiking up the hill for the view. But due to time constrain of our flight in the afternoon, we had to ensure we reached back Semporna Jetty on time to catch our flight. Our trip took us about 3 hours overall. Phew..were we in a rush but soo worth it! The view was phenomenal.

Then it came across our minds that we always go to the southern part of Semporna and not really explore the northern part which consist of Bohey Dulang Island and many other islands. With that, we are planning a trip to dive there..hehe..just not sure when.

Some pics of our trip.

 

10
Jan
17

Kota Kinbalu, again.

My first time to Sabah was when I started working. Set foot mostly in Sabah’s capital, Kota Kinabalu (KK), for work purposes and by that, it is based on scheduled work tentative. No room to explore other places during that period. Once finished with work, off I go back to KL.

If it wasn’t for work, prolly, I might think 3 times to go to Sabah for vacation.

The first time I arrived there, I enjoyed being in KK. The foods are ridiculously yummy and affordable, people are friendly and the surroundings are serene.

So, after my several out-stationed to KK, I told myself that I must go back there and visit other towns besides KK and around KK. And sure did.

Soon after, most of my trips to Sabah would consist of diving in Mabul as that’s the place where I got my OWD license and wouldn’t mind going there many times. The ocean and underwater scenery there is very beautiful.

Then, my first leisure trip to KK was on a rafting adventure with my colleagues in Oct 15. Remember we got conned on our initial plan to Mount Kinabalu? Yup, with all paid expenses for that trip, it would be a waste to let it pass-by, so we replace it with rafting in Padas, not far from KK. It was awesome! The road to Padas was one cool adventure, I must say.

Then, the 2nd time to KK for leisure was our 2nd round of planning to hike up Mt. Kinabalu in May 16. During this period, it was only concentrated on hiking..hehe..once we got down from the peak, off we head back to KL. Didn’t have time to sightseeing other places..hehe..

End of 2016 during the school holidays, yet again, I went to KK. This time around with my family. We went to few places within KK such as Poring, Ranau, Kundasang, Kiulu and some other nearby small towns. Along the way, we did a detour to Lahad Datu to visit some relatives there.

Sabah have many nice beautiful places to offer. The never ending spread of forest is just wow and with a slight view of the ocean nearby adds it up. You’ll never get bored in any city/town in Sabah.

Proved me wrong on what I assumed Sabah would be.

Next post will be about Sarawak, perhaps?..hehe.

 

28
Dec
16

new

Yet again, we are placed in a new building but this time around it is not temporary.

10
Dec
16

30

30 years ago on this date, I was popped out into this world to a wonderful parents!

The moment my maternal grandfather hold me, he said that I have to be named Mawaddah. And the name sticks with no arguments from my parents. So happy and blessed that my beloved grampa named me.

Every year, my parents would throw birthday parties for me since my birthday falls on Christmas break and I am not able to celebrate it at school..hehe..

I miss celebrating my birthday during the winter season..but no matter what, as long my loves one are here, it is fine with me.

 

07
Nov
16

Mount Kinabalu Trip 2016

After 2 years of planning that turned out we got conned, finally, we got the opportunity to climb up Mount Kinabalu. Mount Kinabalu is the highest mountain in APAC, so it is told.

The trip was a short and sweet one. We went for only 4 days 3 nights (6th – 9th May, 2016).

It was such an enjoyable memory. The view from up there is spectacular, no words can describe. Sungguh indah ciptaan Allah.