11.08.2016

Malaysia Trip | October Wrap Up

Whew, it's already November huh. Halloween is over; next will be Thanksgiving and CHRISTMAS and then New Year's Eve. Almost at the end of the year 2016. How time flies so fast. A lot of things happen during this month and some of you might already know that I just back from Malaysia two weeks ago. I didn't have a chance to update my blog while I'm in Malaysia because I was so busy. So, today I'm going to post about my short vacation wrap up or 'October Wrap Up'. I know it's sort of late but better late than never, right?

FLIGHTS



Ohh, I'm sick with the plane right now. Not only because of the long flights but had to fly numerous times on the flight. From Houston to Kuala Lumpur itself took 20 hours and 40 minutes with layover 3 and half an hour in Taipei. The next day after arrival in Kuala Lumpur, I need to fly to Sandakan for almost 3 hours for my convocation. Two nights after that, flight to Kota Kinabalu and drive straight back to my hometown. After a week in the Kampong, flight back to Kuala Lumpur and spend five days before the long flight back to Houston. Approximately, I have been on the plane for seven times withing two weeks. No more flying after this because being inside the plane for a long time is not fun at all. Well, at least not for this year. 

A WEEK IN SABAH

1. CONVOCATION IN SANDAKAN


The convocation was held at Four Points by Sheraton Sandakan on 8th of November, and we had to be there the day before. On Friday, we came a bit late for my convocation's registration at the hotel because the registration was started at 9 am. As soon as we arrived at the hotel, we checked in and then go to the registration desk and try my robe. And come back at 2 pm for convocation's rehearsal. That's when the jetlag hit me. I'm so tired and sleepy, like super tired and extremely sleepy. I've been caught fall asleep for a few times by my friends and other students. The day of my convocation, I felt bored for the entire time of the ceremony which is I don't know why. I'm not excited at all, and I was a bit grumpy. Whoever handled that event, it was so un-organize. I feel like, if I can turn back time, I wouldn't come ( or I'm expecting too much maybe?).

2. HOMETOWN (KOTA MARUDU)



I was so excited that after almost a year been away, I finally get back to my hometown and spend time with my family (especially my grandparent that I miss the most) and some of my friend. When I was in my hometown, I never stayed at home during the day and only back home when it's almost midnight, to sleep. Since my grandma was so clingy, that she always sticks with me even thou I wanted to hang out with my friends, we made a deal. During the day I'll spend time with her and other families (means I'll be her driver) and at night with my only friends. It was tiring, to be honest. I woke up early in the morning at 5 am, went out for the whole day and home when it's evening. Then, going out again to meet up with friends and home before midnight. And mind that I'm still jetlagged at the time and tried so hard to hold my sleepiness. Despite tiredness, I enjoyed every second I'm with them.

A WEEK IN KUALA LUMPUR


As soon as we arrived in KL, we dropped our luggage at home then mom took us out for late lunch. Because it's already late for lunch and we didn't have breakfast on the plane, I ate two sets of ayam penyet (talking about ayam penyet, I'm craving for it now). We thought that we'd get some rest or a lazy day. Guess I'm wrong. It was as busy as I am in Sabah, but at least I get to wake up late in KL. Almost every day I went out with my friends, and I'm happy that they're willing to spend their time with me while they were busy with their assignments. 

FOODS


I didn't get to eat all the food on my list because I'm so busy spending my time with my family and friends. But I did get to eat some fruits (especially MANGGA) and some of my favorite food as shown above ( I forgot to snap all the food because you know when the foods in front of you and the only thing you want to do is EAT). And hell yeah, we brought lots of food all the way from Malaysia to Houston especially the ikan masin, ikan bilis, kicap cap kipas udang etc. I think for those who lived aboard can relate to this.

JETLAG 

Compared from Houston to Malaysia and from Malaysia to Houston, I think jet lag is tougher when I'm back from Malaysia. Anyone who has crossed multiple time zones knows the misery of the jet lag. You're tired when you need to be alert, you can't sleep when supposed to. I almost fall asleep when I'm driving home (I did for a few seconds and realized that I'm driving at the center of the lane). As soon I'm home, I straightly went to my bed to sleep and woke up at midnight, and looking for food. I didn't sleep till morning and went to work after that. Suprisingly, I feel so energetic even thou I didn't sleep at night and get sleepy when it's 3 pm. Anyway, I'm getting better now and the good thing is I go to sleep early every night :) 

Here  you go te summary of  my October Wrap up!
21 comments on "Malaysia Trip | October Wrap Up"
  1. yg first picture is it you or your sister? i thought it was you but tgk betul betul mcm bukan claudy hahahaaa. and bestnya dah graduate!

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    1. My sister. Claudy takde rambut biru2 hehe. Muka sama eh? best best! erin bila nak graduate? hehehe

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    2. a few years lagi la kot, malasnya nak sambung degree balik but dah halfway through hahaa T.T

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    3. takpa, slowly. pejam celik pejam celik, tak perasan dah nak graduate hihihi

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  2. congrats for your graduation claudy! ✨

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  3. the airline meals looked tasty.
    and I'm so jealous that you've graduated and all those food, dayum! I need to go back home asap.

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    1. I know right! but i had a hard time to eat flight back to Houston bc most of the meals has pork in it.
      when are you going to graduate tho?

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    2. march 2018. another year to go

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  4. wahh banyaknya food atas meja! lapar pulak perut Fatin tengok hihi :D
    Wahh banyaknya aktiviti Claudy kat Malaysia...all out habis ni hehe :)

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    1. Dah boleh bukak mini store kat rumah dah Fatin hihi. bawak banyak2 sebab next year baru balik malysia lagi T.T tak banyak sangat pun sebenarnya, hari2 keluar buat benda sama je xD

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  5. Claudy your smile is sooooooooo pretty. Ain kan follow ig claudy XD. Ain naik flight pergi sarawak pun dah letih/ Claudy 7 kali dalam 2 minggu . letihnyaa bunyi :') Btw sorry tak smpat nak jmpa claudy msa dkt kl :(

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    1. Thankyou, yours too :* Hehehhe, mula2 tak yakin tu Ain tau XD memang letih, dah rasa plane tu macam rumah kedua dah haha. it's okay Ain, next time (next year). hehe

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  6. FOOD! i see food haha. and ayam penyet (i am so hungry at this hour haha)
    btw, congrats! u have graduated! hehe

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    1. Yes yes, I'm hungry too and craving for malaysian food haha. Thankyou btw 😊

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  7. Lapar tengok banyak makanan dalam entri ni. Hihi.

    Comel dan manis sekali senyuman awak claudy :) Suka siqah tengok. Hihi. Dan boleh relate dengan post mengenai tinggi dan berat badan claudy. Keciknya awak :D

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    1. Claudy pula craving nak makan makanan dalam entri ni hihi

      Thankyou, like wise sis, baby face ;) hihi i'm so tinyyy kan huhu

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  8. Congratulation on your convocation. πŸŽ“πŸŽ“πŸŽ“

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