Monday, February 23, 2009

Today, inside my bubble ...

For the next 5 days, I will not be sitting in front of my computer blogging. Not sadly, but very excitedly as I set off to East Malaysia tomorrow morning for a short holiday. Anyhow, I have scheduled small little entries for each day that I'm away for your reading pleasure.

Come Wednesday, Ray and me will be scaling Mount Kinabalu, the highest peak in Southeast Asia. Situated in Sabah, also known as 'The Land Below The Wind' on the island of Borneo, Mount Kinabalu is located within a UNESCO world-heritage site, Kinabalu National Park where aside from enjoying nature's beauty at its best, the ultimate goal is to reach the summit and claim the immeasurable prize from heaven, a breathtaking sunrise from above the clouds at 13,435 feet above sea level.

Despite the controversies over the management and over-priced accommodation at the site, many from the world over, have visited and climbed this supposedly climber-friendly mountain. However, a booking to climb the mountain had to be made months ahead due to the limitation on the number of climbers each day. We will have to overnight at the half-way mark to the summit, Laban Rata Resthouse, which charges RM330 per person a night. Our air-fare on budget airline, AirAsia cost us RM350 which could have been cheaper with their recent free seats promotion, had the arrangement for the climb been more flexible.

Rock ClimberFrom the many tales we've heard and read, we are looking forward to the trip with both trepidation and excitement. Will we both make it to the summit together and claim that ethereal prize from heaven, or only one of us shall champion or ... none???

Ahhhhhh ... wait till we're back this Saturday and read all about it, fresh and hot from the oven, over your Sunday breakfast on my blog here. See y'all!!! Wish us luck!!!


3 Bubbles:

Hi Weny! that's a wonderful place....just watched it in a travel channel when I was teenager...good luck to both of you and enjoy!!! :)

Good luck and have fun on the climb - it sounds fantastic!

Hi Amelia & Lance

Thanks alot to the both of you. I surely will try to enjoy the best I can. It's part of my new quest to be as laid-back as I can and appreciate this life's journey that God has prepared for me.