Aug. 6th, 2006

gemfyre: (Rhinoceros Hornbill)
Slept in and took our time to get going today. Eventually headed out about 10:30 and wandered down to China street, which wasn’t awfully impressive. Bought a few T-shirts for people before making our way to Reservoir Park for a laze around. Watching sparrows and starlings and squirrels and bulbuls in a tree I got a new bird – Yellow-vented Flowerpecker. While I was wandering mum and dad decided we should jump on the shuttle bus to the Cultural Village and Damai Beach resort. Turned out we were too late for the Village so we opted to just go to Damai. Had a quick lunch at KFC. My burger was tiny, but it was served with wedges with a yummy sauce on them. You can still get Mirinda in Malaysia.

On the way out of the plaza I was accosted by a bunch of young people wearing silly hats. They handed me a rose and requested a picture with me (wearing my roo leather hat). If I had the presence of mind I would have gotten my own photo of them and me.


A rose

The rose some kids at the shopping centre gave me.
A rose



Jumped on the shuttle and headed over to Damai. Damai Resort is also owned by Holiday Inn and sits on the beach at the base of Mount Santubong. I put the rose in an empty vase in the public toilets and put some water in it. We took a swim in the ocean but became concerned about the bitey things in the water so retreated to the pool. Watched the sparrows hopping around. Adult sparrows are endearing enough but the baby one was particularly cute. Had ice cream, lazed about then headed back home. Chatted to a woman from Kalbarri on the bus.


View from the resort View from the resort

Mt Santubong overlooks Damai Beach resort.



Mum and I went across to the nearby shops and I got the vest I was eyeing off. Great thing is the one I chose was in a bag labelled at half the price of the others. :) I was going to buy the other shirt I’d been looking at but that shop was closed for some unknown reason.

Decided to have dinner here at the hotel. Dad had the steak, mum had lamb and I had salmon. Got a bone stuck in my throat, so now my throat is sore, but the fish was delicious. Had banana split for dessert. Here they slug you 10% service fee and 5% government tax on top of the posted prices.

Bedtime now, there is some shindig going on downstairs for Sarawak Forestry and the soundproofing here isn’t that good, so I can hear it. Bit annoying but not too bad, at least it’s actual music and not doof-doof.

It’s our last day tomorrow! I’m looking forward to getting home but not looking forward to the cold weather and the long plane flight.

More photos from Day 12 can be found here - http://pics.livejournal.com/gemfyre/gallery/0001dsdr
gemfyre: (Rhinoceros Hornbill)
Slept in and took our time to get going today. Eventually headed out about 10:30 and wandered down to China street, which wasn’t awfully impressive. Bought a few T-shirts for people before making our way to Reservoir Park for a laze around. Watching sparrows and starlings and squirrels and bulbuls in a tree I got a new bird – Yellow-vented Flowerpecker. While I was wandering mum and dad decided we should jump on the shuttle bus to the Cultural Village and Damai Beach resort. Turned out we were too late for the Village so we opted to just go to Damai. Had a quick lunch at KFC. My burger was tiny, but it was served with wedges with a yummy sauce on them. You can still get Mirinda in Malaysia.

On the way out of the plaza I was accosted by a bunch of young people wearing silly hats. They handed me a rose and requested a picture with me (wearing my roo leather hat). If I had the presence of mind I would have gotten my own photo of them and me.


A rose

The rose some kids at the shopping centre gave me.
A rose



Jumped on the shuttle and headed over to Damai. Damai Resort is also owned by Holiday Inn and sits on the beach at the base of Mount Santubong. I put the rose in an empty vase in the public toilets and put some water in it. We took a swim in the ocean but became concerned about the bitey things in the water so retreated to the pool. Watched the sparrows hopping around. Adult sparrows are endearing enough but the baby one was particularly cute. Had ice cream, lazed about then headed back home. Chatted to a woman from Kalbarri on the bus.


View from the resort View from the resort

Mt Santubong overlooks Damai Beach resort.



Mum and I went across to the nearby shops and I got the vest I was eyeing off. Great thing is the one I chose was in a bag labelled at half the price of the others. :) I was going to buy the other shirt I’d been looking at but that shop was closed for some unknown reason.

Decided to have dinner here at the hotel. Dad had the steak, mum had lamb and I had salmon. Got a bone stuck in my throat, so now my throat is sore, but the fish was delicious. Had banana split for dessert. Here they slug you 10% service fee and 5% government tax on top of the posted prices.

Bedtime now, there is some shindig going on downstairs for Sarawak Forestry and the soundproofing here isn’t that good, so I can hear it. Bit annoying but not too bad, at least it’s actual music and not doof-doof.

It’s our last day tomorrow! I’m looking forward to getting home but not looking forward to the cold weather and the long plane flight.

More photos from Day 12 can be found here - http://pics.livejournal.com/gemfyre/gallery/0001dsdr
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One modern version of the mousetrap is the "hav-a-hart," which captures the mouse alive, to be released elsewhere. Unfortunately, the natural habitat of the house mouse is indoors, so a mouse "set free" will either find its way back into a house or be preyed upon.
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One modern version of the mousetrap is the "hav-a-hart," which captures the mouse alive, to be released elsewhere. Unfortunately, the natural habitat of the house mouse is indoors, so a mouse "set free" will either find its way back into a house or be preyed upon.

It starts

Aug. 6th, 2006 08:32 pm
gemfyre: (Funky ass shoes)
Idol that is. I didn't even realise until we turned on the T.V.

They're showing a lot of shit performers. I guess if you're really bad they let you through and if you're really good you go through. If you're good but possibly not spectacular like the awesome [livejournal.com profile] logansrogue and [livejournal.com profile] mix_o_choc you don't get through at all.

Most of these are making me just cringe. But when they show the good ones you just get this good feeling because it's like "Thank God, my ears are enjoying that, not being assaulted."

It starts

Aug. 6th, 2006 08:32 pm
gemfyre: (Funky ass shoes)
Idol that is. I didn't even realise until we turned on the T.V.

They're showing a lot of shit performers. I guess if you're really bad they let you through and if you're really good you go through. If you're good but possibly not spectacular like the awesome [livejournal.com profile] logansrogue and [livejournal.com profile] mix_o_choc you don't get through at all.

Most of these are making me just cringe. But when they show the good ones you just get this good feeling because it's like "Thank God, my ears are enjoying that, not being assaulted."

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