Friday, April 29, 2011

Harry Porter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2

Posted by Norazo at 11:59 PM 0 comments
I am a Harry Potter junkie. I love the books and the movie and i can't wait to watch the final installment this July. Today I was surfing yahoo and i found the trailer and the next thing i know i was crying uhuk uhuk~~. I cried because the trailer was so awesome and i can relate to it as if im reading the book! i also cried because it will be the end of Harry Porter and friends it so sad... to JK Rowling, thanks for making the wonderful series and i really love it to the max! and to all here goes the trailer



and the pictures!

the best friends!

the one!

the dragon!

the Hogwarts!

the enemy!

and the wand!

OMG.. i am so can't wait for these... yeeehaaa!

Review Filem Seru

Posted by Norazo at 11:36 PM 7 comments

I am not into horror movie flick. in fact i hate it sometimes specially when the ending was turn out to be a dream or the storyline that doesn't make sense! Apart from that i hate it cause i spend most of my time watching it by closing my eyes or half closing my eyes. Therefore Rm10 just go down the drain la kan. Today after work my office mate ask me to watch this horror film Seru (Summon). I read the synopsis then i said to myself ok it's not that bad. Just give it a try and so i did. However, I was very shocked to find out that the movie was really bad! WTH is the director trying to pull?? seriously man you are a LOSER! There were these 2 girls being possessed by a spirit then become a killer. The only words i can think right now is kill kill die die WTF! and the ending man man man.. there was no answer. Usually when we watch horror movies we entangled with the mystery behind all those disturbance.. why the ghost was kill, why she become a ghost etc etc.. but this movie was so bad and the ending was just the end! sekian terima kasih. No explanation no nothing! bad bad bad! i am so pissed! i wasting almost 2 hours of my precious time to watch that thing???? haiyoooo.. i really wasting my time and my RM10! so here is the letter to the producer and the director:

"CAN I GET MY REFUND???"

However i give credit to the casting except for the guy name SAM in the movie..

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Our World, Their War

Posted by Norazo at 7:55 PM 0 comments

I was busy twitting last week when i received the below tweet from @puterinuur

to which i replied


The next thing i knew i was hoovering the page and read the terms and conditions of the contest. I said to myself "I WILL DO IT!" and i choose option A. well i'm a good guy ma hehehe.. so option A states that:

Option A: Tell us how you would protect the world from the Decepticons, and which Autobots
character you would like to transform into to protect the world.


How am i going to save the world from the evil Decepticon?? With the help of our super advance technology i will focus first on our DEFENSE! Since the earth is the human world and we are the alien that brought the war, the human SAFTEY come first! I will put call all the remaining autobots that wandering around the galaxy to come to earth and join forces with us! i'm sure the will like it here just like us. hehehe.. i will put all my defense teams with the help of human captain, Cpt. William Lennox (gorgeous ok)

this is gorgeous

to help me set the defense area and focus on the critical places such as the civilian neighborhood,


schools,
human president,
and their army base!


I will put a Decepticon radar in this HOT area to help us detect if there is incoming from the enemy.. (oooooooooOooo i love this!)

teet teet teet teet

Since our technology are far more advance than human, i with the help from Ironhide will develop the human weapons, artillery, ground force as well as air force to match the Decepticon ability.

Next, when i satisfy with my defense, i will pour my everything into the final battle with Decepticon. But first, i will destroy all the remaining All Spark cube coz it's annoying huh!

As a Prime ;p

i will create a strategy to minimize the bloodshed specially among the human. I will choose to remain calm until the enemy make a move. Once their on the move then i will instruct my colleague to all out. No mercy to the Decepticon. Kill them all. Destroy their rusted body, made them suffer...

I will then instruct Bumblebee to hunt for Megatron. Though he is consider as a guardian to Sam and far more smaller than us but he got a will to become powerful and i trust his ability. He can use his size to ambush Megatron from behind. I will use myself as a bait to confront Megatron one to one


but Bumblebee

will be the one to finish him off right through his chest from behind (ohh this is not a fair play hehe but we will do everything to save the mankind). I believe, once Megatron dead, all his servant will be left with no leader.. and i will leave Starscream to Ironhide hehehee


.. I hope, once all the remaining Decepticon are killed, the earth will be at peace once more and me and my crew will continue to hide and live among human and will only come out if the human need us!

Autobot Transform!


Ok, i think that's how my dream will be like if i am a Transformers leader hehehehe... The reason for me to put up this entry because i want to win passes to an exclusive screening to watch Transformers 3: Dark of the Moon, thanks to GSC-EON Bank Credit Card! So guys if want to join please click here!


Now let us watch the trailer for Transformers 3 : Dark of the Moon



*all picture credit to Google

p/s i really hope to win the passes with my ridiculous ;p

Wordless Wednesday...

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Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Duda Terhangat

Posted by Norazo at 12:28 PM 2 comments
Tadi sebelum pg meeting gue sembang2 ngan puter pasal majlis pertunangan Asyraf Muslim a.k.a Lope sr. hehehe tp kalau x silap memang dia tu anak sulung gak macam lope hehe... well seantero Malaysia tau yang Asyraf Muslim tu one of the eligible bachelor kat mesia ni kan so bila dia pnya pertunangan tu terjadi then the 1st sentence came into my mind was "there go another good +handsome guy taken" skarang ni zaman lelaki menjadi sangat laku di pasaran. so kalau nak cari lelaki yang beriman, berilmu dan berhemah adalah sangatttttt susah ok. kalau nak cari penyangak, penyamun dan segala jenis pe banyak la kot. walau bagaimanapun, kita x boleh pandang org luaran. mana tau DALAM HATI ADA TAMAN! hehehe.. manatau muka ganas tapi tengok citer2 Korea ♥ ( i know someone).

Asyraf Mulim is so taken ok!

so bebalik kepada tajuk di atas. Aku mention ngan puter yang my housemate suka Yusry KRU. Then for me he is not that handsome but he's good looking. Pastu puter cakapla "Handsomela, i minat Yusry!" OMG mak silap cakap la kot. rupanya peminat yusry jugak daaaa.... kitorang pun chit chat chit chat sampai puter kuar statement Yusry duda terhangat! agaknya la kot kan.. ya lah orangnya ensom, kaya, berbakat, cool jer, killer's eye, ada Lamborghini etc lah.. so boleh la kot kita label beliau sebegitu...

eligible bachelor of Malaysia hehe

so sapa lagi duda terhangat di pasaran skg ni selain beliau??? jimmy shenly dah jadi duda ke??? dia pun kira HOT jugak yezzerrrrr...
yezzer jimmy cute + kind!

tapi kalau duda suam suam maybe Dato' Ramli MS kot heheheh jahat aku.. tp dia cool apa.. maestro, berpengetahuan luas, cool gak, kawan aku ckp umah dia kat hotel! betul ke??? x tau pulak hehe..

gmbr ini dipilih kerana beliau nmpk cool gitew

bebalik pada Yusry betul ke dia in love ngan lisa surihani??? omg.. i was hoping for her to end up ngan Shaeizy Sam but who are sam compared to Yusry?? if it's me i go fr Yusry la kan hehehe.. but yusry what about Maya karin??? oh peningnya dunia artis ni~~ sbb tu la aku jadi gov officer jer hehe

lisa kah???

maya karin kah???

but lisa what about sam???

Dunia artis... XoXo

Friday, April 22, 2011

Marriage...

Posted by Norazo at 2:10 PM 2 comments
Happy Friday everyone...

Today i want to share something that really touch my deepest heart and i know you will to if you read the story till the end unless you don't have a heart in you! I got it from a friend who posted it on Facebook. I have read this story before but i want to share it here in case you haven't..

MARRIAGE

When I got home that night as my wife served dinner, I held her hand and said, I've got something to tell you. She sat down and ate quietly. Again I observed the hurt in her eyes.

Suddenly I didn't know how to open my mouth. But I had to let her know what I was thinking. I want a divorce. I raised the topic calmly.
She didn't seem to be annoyed by my words, instead she asked me softly, why?

I avoided her question. This made her angry. She threw away the chopsticks and shouted at me, you are not a man! That night, we didn't talk to each other. She was weeping. I knew she wanted to find out what had happened to our marriage. But I could hardly give her a satisfactory answer; she had lost my heart to Jane. I didn't love her anymore. I just pitied her!

With a deep sense of guilt, I drafted a divorce agreement which stated that she could own our house, our car, and 30% stake of my company.
She glanced at it and then tore it into pieces. The woman who had spent ten years of her life with me had become a stranger. I felt sorry for her wasted time, resources and energy but I could not take back what I had said for I loved Jane so dearly. Finally she cried loudly in front of me, which was what I had expected to see. To me her cry was actually a kind of release. The idea of divorce which had obsessed me for several weeks seemed to be firmer and clearer now.

The next day, I came back home very late and found her writing something at the table. I didn't have supper but went straight to sleep and fell asleep very fast because I was tired after an eventful day with Jane.

When I woke up, she was still there at the table writing. I just did not care so I turned over and was asleep again.

In the morning she presented her divorce conditions: she didn't want anything from me, but needed a month's notice before the divorce. She requested that in that one month we both struggle to live as normal a life as possible. Her reasons were simple: our son had his exams in a month's time and she didn't want to disrupt him with our broken marriage.

This was agreeable to me. But she had something more, she asked me to recall how I had carried her into out bridal room on our wedding day.
She requested that every day for the month's duration I carry her out of our bedroom to the front door ever morning. I thought she was going crazy. Just to make our last days together bearable I accepted her odd request.

I told Jane about my wife's divorce conditions. . She laughed loudly and thought it was absurd. No matter what tricks she applies, she has to face the divorce, she said scornfully.

My wife and I hadn't had any body contact since my divorce intention was explicitly expressed. So when I carried her out on the first day, we both appeared clumsy. Our son clapped behind us, daddy is holding mommy in his arms. His words brought me a sense of pain. From the bedroom to the sitting room, then to the door, I walked over ten meters with her in my arms. She closed her eyes and said softly; don't tell our son about the divorce. I nodded, feeling somewhat upset. I put her down outsidethe door. She went to wait for the bus to work. I drove alone to the office.

On the second day, both of us acted much more easily. She leaned on my chest. I could smell the fragrance of her blouse. I realized that I hadn't looked at this woman carefully for a long time. I realized she was not young any more. There were fine wrinkles on her face, her hair was graying! Our marriage had taken its toll on her. For a minute I wondered what I had done to her.

On the fourth day, when I lifted her up, I felt a sense of intimacy returning. This was the woman who had given ten years of her life to me.
On the fifth and sixth day, I realized that our sense of intimacy was growing again. I didn't tell Jane about this. It became easier to carry her as the month slipped by. Perhaps the everyday workout made me stronger.

She was choosing what to wear one morning. She tried on quite a few dresses but could not find a suitable one. Then she sighed, all my dresses have grown bigger. I suddenly realized that she had grown so thin, that was the reason why I could carry her more easily.

Suddenly it hit me... she had buried so much pain and bitterness in her heart. Subconsciously I reached out and touched her head.

Our son came in at the moment and said, Dad, it's time to carry mom out. To him, seeing his father carrying his mother out had become an essential part of his life. My wife gestured to our son to come closer and hugged him tightly. I turned my face away because I was afraid I might change my mind at this last minute. I then held her in my arms, walking from the bedroom, through the sitting room, to the hallway. Her hand surrounded my neck softly and naturally. I held her body tightly; it was just like our wedding day.

But her much lighter weight made me sad. On the last day, when I held her in my arms I could hardly move a step. Our son had gone to school. I held her tightly and said, I hadn't noticed that our life lacked intimacy.
I drove to office.... jumped out of the car swiftly without locking the door. I was afraid any delay would make me change my mind...I walked upstairs. Jane opened the door and I said to her, Sorry, Jane, I do not want the divorce anymore.

She looked at me, astonished, and then touched my forehead. Do you have a fever? She said. I moved her hand off my head. Sorry, Jane, I said, I won't divorce. My marriage life was boring probably because she and I didn't value the details of our lives, not because we didn't love each other anymore. Now I realize that since I carried her into my home on our wedding day I am supposed to hold her until death do us apart.
Jane seemed to suddenly wake up. She gave me a loud slap and then slammed the door and burst into tears. I walked downstairs and drove away.

At the floral shop on the way, I ordered a bouquet of flowers for my wife. The salesgirl asked me what to write on the card. I smiled and wrote, I'll carry you out every morning until death do us apart.

That evening I arrived home, flowers in my hands, a smile on my face, I run up stairs, only to find my wife in the bed - dead.
My wife had been fighting CANCER for months and I was so busy with Jane to even notice. She knew that she would die soon and she wanted to save me from the whatever negative reaction from our son, in case we push thru with the divorce.-- At least, in the eyes of our son--- I'm a loving husband....

The small details of your lives are what really matter in a relationship. It is not the mansion, the car, property, the money in the bank. These create an environment conducive for happiness but cannot give happiness in themselves. So find time to be your spouse's friend and do those little things for each other that build intimacy. Do have a real happy marriage!

If you don't share this, nothing will happen to you.

If you do, you just might save a marriage.
Many of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.

~~XoXo~~

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Wordless Wednesday ...

Posted by Norazo at 9:31 PM 2 comments

How To Make a Woman Happy

Posted by Norazo at 7:54 PM 3 comments
My friend forward me this email. I feel like i want to share it here. Maybe some of you have read it some where but i just read it today. So for those who have read it just read it again and for those who haven't, have a good laugh and by the end of the list you will surely nod your head several time (i did ;p)

It's not difficult to make a woman happy. A man only needs to be:

1. A friend
2. A companion
3. A lover
4. A brother
5. A father
6. A master
7. A chef
8. An electrician
9. A carpenter
10. A plumber
11. A mechanic
12. A decorator
13. A stylist
14. A sexologist
15. A gynecologist
16. A psychologist
17. A pest exterminator
18. A psychiatrist
19. A healer
20. A good listener
21. An organizer
22. A good father
23. Very clean
24. Sympathetic
25. Athletic
26. Warm
27. Attentive
28. Gallant
29. Intelligent
30. Funny
31. Creative
32. Tender
33. Strong
34. Understanding
35. Tolerant
36. Prudent
37. Ambitious
38. Capable
39. Courageous
40. Determined
41. True
42. Dependable
43. Passionate
44. Compassionate

WITHOUT FORGETTING TO:

45. Give her compliments regularly
46. Love shopping
47. Be honest
48. Be very rich
49. Not stress her out
50. Not look at other girls

AND AT THE SAME TIME, YOU MUST ALSO:

51. Give her lots of attention, but expect little yourself
52. Give her lots of time, especially time for herself
53. Give her lots of space, never worrying about where she goes

IT IS VERY IMPORTANT:

54. Never to forget:
* birthdays
* anniversaries
* arrangements she makes


etc... God!


HOW TO MAKE A MAN HAPPY


1. Leave him alone!!

Koizora

Posted by Norazo at 12:30 PM 2 comments

Last night approximately at 10.00pm i'm watching Japanese movie "Koizora". The movie has been kept in my external hard disk for more than 2 months but i don't bother to watch it until last night. I was just try get a sneak peek coz i'm about to sleep. However i was wide awake watching it until 11.58pm. it was such a wonderful and beautiful story. I reccomend it to you guys to watch it. The movie based on the novel of the same nama. The word 'Koizora' means "Love Sky: A Sad Love Story". It was really sad but heartwarming at the same time. I remember one of the dialoge

"if breaking a relationship was this hard, i don't want to fall in love ever again"

here goes the synopsis:

During her freshman year in high school, Mika Tahara (Yui Aragaki) loses her cellular phone, but later finds it in the school library with the help of an unknown caller. Throughout the summer, Mika and the mysterious caller continue to communicate, and agree to meet each other once school starts again. The caller turns out to be Hiro (Haruma Miura), a delinquent-like boy Mika is initially afraid of, who shows proof of his identity as the caller with a photo of the sky on his cellular phone.

From her friends and through her first sexual encounter with Hiro, Mika learns that he had a girlfriend named Saki (Asami Usuda). Although Hiro reassures her that he broke up with her, Saki, who still is in love with Hiro, holds a vendetta against Mika and hires a group of men to rape her. The horrific encounter ends with Hiro and his older sister Minako (Karina) punishing both the men and Saki, but not long after, someone writes a provocative message on all of the school chalkboards with Mika's name and phone number. Hiro continues to protect Mika from all of the bullying advances, but she assures him that she's not frightened anymore from being with him.

Mika later becomes pregnant after she and Hiro consummate in the school library. Hiro is thrilled by the news and both of them gain Hiro's parents' permission to raise the child together, although Mika's parents disapprove of the action. Despite this, Mika is determined to have the baby until the birth becomes a miscarriage due to the physical trauma received when Saki pushed her down a flight of stairs. Despaired, Mika and Hiro build a grave for their baby and promise each other to come visit the memorial on the day of the baby's death yearly.

Shortly after their second year in high school begins, Hiro begins to distance himself from Mika and breaks up with her. Although hurt, Mika meets a college student named Yū (Keisuke Koide) at a gōkon, who becomes sympathetic to her situation. The two date, and Yū even prevents Mika's parents from divorcing. On the day of the baby's death, Mika finds Hiro visiting the grave as per their promise. The next year, she continues to move on from Hiro; however, on the day of the baby's death, Mika finds Nozomu (Aoi Nakamura) at the grave. Nozomu reveals the truth about Hiro's sickly situation, and that he was asked by Hiro himself to watch over Mika.

Mika breaks up with Yū and finds Hiro, diagnosed with cancer, awaiting death at the hospital. Upset that he pretended he didn't love her only to ensure she would have a happy future, she insists that only he can make her happy. Hiro eventually gives into his feelings and gets back together with her. Mika begins to visit the hospital daily, even taking an academic leave, to take care of Hiro, who slowly begins to show signs of recovery. Hiro's resolve to live becomes stronger until he dies during a check-up. Mika is saddened by Hiro's death and tries to commit suicide, but is stopped by a flock of birds flying towards her. She takes this as a sign of Hiro, in the sky, discouraging her from killing herself, and realizes through this and Hiro's journal that he would have wanted her to continue to live. Seven years later, she reflects on how her life had changed upon meeting Hiro, and that she is living happily with him and their baby in mind.

sources : wikipedia

Yes people the Hiro died in the end... i was crying alone in my room i just couldn't help it.

First encounter

during happy time

UPDATE: Should i say I LOVE MY JOB

Posted by Norazo at 10:03 AM 0 comments
Holla people.. the above title referred. Yes i have an update for my last night post. Finally i've got the input plus a partner to attend the meeting yea yea yea hahaha... if i know sooner i will write that entry from last week!

p/s currently listening to Misteri Mimpi Syakila hahahahaha

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

My Saturday Night

Posted by Norazo at 8:29 PM 2 comments
Yess people i know today is Tuesday and tomorrow is Wednesday and here i'm writing about my Saturday night, weird isn't it? hehe what to do i am so bz during my weekend specially my last Saturday night ;p. So what did i do?? I was on YouTube watching Wings concert one of Malaysian rock band who once famous during the late 80's and 90's. They still together though. I was watching their concert back in 2006 and it was quite memorable. Most of their hit song was famous when i was 5-8 years old. I grew up listening to their songs. So when i listen to it i remember i was running around with my cousins while my mom's radio running with maximum volume hahaha that was funny (fahi are you reading thiss?? ;p)

What i like about them is their song. You know old song tend to last longer than the new song right . Do you agree with me?? i know someone does. That person is FAHIYA. (betul tak fahi ;p). Apart from that the guitarist amazed me and that make me hooked in front of my laptop from 10pm to 3am! He is quite amazing. He is lefthanded and he really know how to play the guitar i mean he really really really know how to play it, feel it and enjoyed it. He play as if he was making love to the guitar if you know what i mean hahaha (Fahi mesti tau ni hahahaha). From what i read he is using gibson les paul guitar that cost RM20k ++ . I have zero knowledge about guitar but i think he's good..

Here i want to share his guitar solo and the video of course courtesy to whoever upload it on YouTube!



and this song is call SEJATI he really into it yo! listen to his solo



A brief info about the group it was form back in 1985 and their current line-up is Awie (vocal), Joe (guitar), Eddy (bass) and Black (drum). Their hit songs are Sejati, Hukum Karma, Taman Rashidah Utama, Misteri Mimpi Syakila and a lot more just go find their video on youtube if you guys interested.

Should i say I LOVE MY JOB?

Posted by Norazo at 8:06 PM 0 comments
Hallo semua.. it's been awhile since my last update. I don't have much time blogging now. I'm getting bz with my office work and when im home i just couldn't bring myself to write. my brain tired as well! Today i'm gonna talk about my job. I'm an international officer and im handling both multilateral relation as well as bilateral relation in South East Asia Region. Honestly sometimes i love my job but most of the time (like today) i want to runaway from it. Why?? our work depends on input and we always ask to go for a meeting. Unfortunately, since last week i just could not hold to this one officer to get that bloody input! how am i suppose to attend the meeting without that? i feel like i want to knock my own head!(can i knock yours??? ;p). as of today no feedback from her and i am so pissed! i call her more than 30 times since last week and today alone i call her and her other officers more than 10 times but no one brave enough to pick up my bloody call.

later this evening i manage to get through her cell phones but i only manage to sa y"hello cik xxx" then the line was cut! when i call her back she did not answer. can you tell me whats the problem? i know u r bz so do i. but still we have to do what we have to do rights. if you are so annoyed of me bothering you then so do i coz there are somebody else knock on my doors asking for this and that. and my dear i need you to feed me so that i can feed them!

I hope everything turn out well tomorrow as the clock is ticking and it sure running fast... i hope tomorrow is a great day for everyone and may everything run smoothly! Amin

Thursday, April 14, 2011

30 Things in 30 Days Challenge :Day 30- Photos of yourself today + three good things that have happened in the past 30 days

Posted by Norazo at 8:37 PM 1 comments
Holla everyone.. today is the last day of the challenge. I am so sad... it has been a month since i started this challenge. 30 days ago i started my challenge with "My Favourite Song" and without realizing today is the last day. I admit, a lot of things have happened to me for the past 30 days but i can only remember the good things. I am so lucky and feel bless! Thank You Allah...

So for the last day mission are "A photograph of yourself today + three good things that have happened in the past 30 days" 2 in 1 mission.. i want to share the true me. What my everyday look like when i'm at home. Actually i want to put a fancy photos but i decided i want to show the real me when i am surfing the net hehe.. so people this is how i look like right now!


Look No. 1


Look No. 2

this one not count as my regular look haha!

When i'm at home the must have necessary on me is the headphone! I love to listen to the music through my headphone coz i don't want to bother my housemates plus i can enjoy the sensation better! (currently i'm listening to Dr. Feel Gool by Raina!)

Ok peoples, the 3 good things that have happened in the past 30 days are:

1. My friend Hazreena gave me a wide collection of movies such as Star Wars, Godfather, LOTR, Harry Potter and Friends Season 1 - 10! How amazing is that! ^___*

2. I don't have to download Secret Garden coz my officemate kind enough to give me the full 20 episodes! thank you syazlin!; and

3. I am able to finish this challenges without failed everyday for the past 30 days! That an achievement of a lifetime. I hope Puter, MinMin and Jujue able to finish their challenges soon coz i can't wait to read their side of story.

Before i conclude, i would like to thank Puter for introducing me and made me do these challenges. I have a great time updating my blog for the past 30 days and i love every second of it! Personally i love my entries for Day 8, Day 20, Day 23, Day 27, Day 28 and Today!


I hope i can update my blog with much more cooler post and my traffic will increase day by day.. Thank you all for reading and God Bless us ALL... XoXo

The Legend of Mount Kinabalu

Posted by Norazo at 2:15 PM 0 comments



I just read about Mount Kinabalu from wikipedia. I know the mountain pretty well since i myself came from Borneo and Sabah (where the mountain located) is my 2nd home. I've been seen the mountain right before my eyes since i was 6 yrs old! The mountain is located in Kundasang, Sabah and a must visit place whenever you come to Sabah, Malaysia. It is a very beautiful place with nice weather (since Malaysia average temp. is 28 deg. celcius). For those who don't know, Mount Kinabalu is the highest peak in South East Asia of 4,095 metres (13,435 ft) above sea level and the 20th tallest mountain in the world!

What i want to share here today is the legend behind the gigantic mountain. i just knew this side of the story today after reading wikipedia hahaha.. so catchy oh the story... it's a tale by the local people and it's kinda sad though..

"The name "Kinabalu" actually means "Cina Balu" (which would fully mean "A Chinese Widow"). Due to the lingual influence among the Kadazan Dusun of Sabah, the pronunciation for the word "cina" (chee-na) was changed to "Kina" (kee-na).

It was told that a Chinese prince, was cast away to Borneo when his ship sank in the middle of the South China Sea. He was subsequently rescued by the natives from a nearby village. As he recovered, he was slowly accepted as one of the people of the village. Eventually, he fell in love with a local woman, and married her. Years went by, and he started to feel homesick. So he asked permission from his newly-found family to go back to China to visit his parents (the Emperor and Empress of China). To his wife, he promised that as soon as he was done with his family duties in China, he would come back to Borneo to take her and their children back to China.

When he made his return to China, he was given a grand welcome by his family. However, to his dismay, his parents disagreed with him about taking his Bornean wife back to China. Worse, they told him that he was already betrothed to a princess of a neighbouring kingdom. Having no choice (due to high respect towards his parents), he obeyed with a heavy heart.

Meanwhile, back in Borneo, his wife grew more and more anxious. Eventually, she decided that she will wait for her husband's ship. However, since the village was situated far away from the coast, she couldn't afford to come to the shore and wait for him daily. Instead she decided to climb to the top of the highest mountain near her village, so that she could have a better view of the ships sailing in the South China Sea. Thus, she was then seen climbing up the mountain at every sunrise, returning only at night to attend to her growing children.

Eventually her efforts took their toll. She fell ill, and died at the top of the cold mountain while waiting for her husband. The spirit of the mountain, having observed her for years, was extremely touched by her loyalty towards her husband. Out of admiration for this woman, the spirit of the mountain turned her into a stone. Her face was made to face the South China Sea, so that she could wait forever for her dear husband's return.

The people in her hometown who heard about this were also gravely touched by this. Thus, they decided to name the mountain "Kinabalu" in remembrance of her. To them, the mountain is a symbol of the everlasting love and loyalty that should be taken as a good example by women.

Local legend among the people of Ranau, a district in Sabah, has it that St. John's Peak was the stone which her body was turned into."

sources:wikipedia

here goes the pictures everyone!

St. John Peak! if u look closely, it's a face of a woman facing South China Sea!

view from the plane !

morning view!

Top view!

Almost covered by clouds!

Covered 90% by clouds! picture taken at 10.00am

If you wish to see the mountain clearly, it is better for you to go to Kundasang, Ranau at 7.00am then you can see the whole mountain from below. If later than that, the mountain will be covered by clouds. Journey from Kota Kinabalu to Kundasang takes 1 hr and 30 minutes. So people get up early ok!

*pictures credit to google and wikipedia except the last picture coz it's taken by me May 2010.

p/s i haven't climb the mountain yet as i am afraid of them hehe
 

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