Monday, October 6, 2014

New Diet

I badly need to do something with my weight (excess baggage) & roughly I need to lose about 10kg to get into my ideal BMI.

So I embark on my version of paleo diet tonight whereby I will abstain from rice for at least two weeks.

Wish me all the best!

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Wednesday, May 1, 2013


It's fasting month now and I don't have any outdoor activity to post on this blog. So this posting is almost like 'basi' as it happened while I was there in Kota Kinabalu. I was there for 5 days and so far I blogged about my 3 days of climbing Mount Kinabalu.

On the fourth day, we decided to go on island hopping after having a night's rest at a highland hotel in Kundasang. Not much to do there, we were there just to rest and to have a good sleep.

So, the next day, we left for our city hotel early in the morning without breakfast to get some stuffs for island hopping especially beach shorts, towel, sun block lotion and goggles. Pity our tour guide as he had to miss his breakfast too and to compensate for that we tipped him.

We could walk to Jesselton Point but since our legs are aching from the climb, we decided to take a cab for RM10. We went straight away to see the 'Abang' that we met on the first day to book our boat transfer for two islands namely Sapi and Manukan. The boat transfer was RM27 each and we had to pay additional RM6 each for jetty fee and another RM3 each for park fee. For the park fee, we had to pay once only at Sapi Island. We also rented snorkeling equipment and fin.

Sapi Island is more beautiful and the water is clearer as compared to Manukan Island. So after having our late breakfast of nasi goreng we jumped into the sea armed with fish food of dried bread that we bought for RM2 at the restaurant.

It was a different experience altogether. We had fun time playing with all sort of fish species that come with different colour. It's advisable to put on rubber shoes and swimming shirt for snorkeling or else you'll end up like me, stepping on thorny coral and having terrible sun burn. As of today, the skin on my back was still peeling.

After spending about two hours plus on Sapi Island, we hopped to another island, Manukan, a more commercial complete with chalets, etc. The water is not as clear as the one in Sapi island and not as many fish as well. Nevertheless, we enjoyed our time there.

Below are some pictures that I took on the first day including the sotong bakar that cost me RM12. The sotong bakar was partly the cause of my diarrhoea on the way up Mount Kinabalu.

So, what to write during fasting month when outdoor activity is off? I guess, I'd go into my passion, personal finance and diet! Tunggu ah! Coming soon!

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Gunung Berembun - 1,840m asl

I went for a camping cum hiking trip at Cameron Highlands last week. I took my youngest son along.  He's been following me to hiking activities at places like Bukit Gasing, Ayer Hitam Forest Reserve and Sungai Chilling Waterfall. He managed to reach the peak of Gunung Berembun at 1,840meter above sea level. It was an easy hike for him and he led all the way during the final push. Congratulations!

Taking A Year Break

My next trip to Gunung Datuk on June 30 will be the last hiking trip for me this year.

I'll be taking a year break from hiking as advised by my Orthopedic.

If you have been reading my updates, you've probably noticed that I have been complaining about slip disc, knee pain and lately shoulder pain. The shoulder is a relapse from an incident that happened a long time ago.I will need a long time for them recuperate.

So what will I blog about? 

First of all, the blog may have to be renamed to 'mini hiker'. LOL!

I may take about other exercises/activities that I will keep doing like swimming, brisk walking, camping, trekking on flat area (not hiking) and perhaps foods!

I change the name of the blog to Small Baker lah! LOL!

Tabur Extreme

I heard a lot about Tabur Extreme but somehow I really had no idea on how to get there until I met a hiking friend at the peak of Tabur East.  She was excited about the idea and had the trip arranged.  Unfortunately, she couldn't join us on that day.  The entrance is located deep inside after exiting at the entrance of Zoo Negara, I think it's about 5 km.
We started off at about 8am and completed the hiking about 4 hours later.  My verdict is the place is nothing to shout about, Tabur Extreme/Tabur 3 offers scenery that is similar to Tabur West and East.  There was nothing extreme about the except perhaps it's less hiked.  The treks were not clear as the place and someone in the group had to use 'parang' to clear the treks. 
Ar the peak, I could see the peaks of West Tabur and East Tabur.

Enjoy the pictures.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

MSN Swimming Pool - Shah Alam

I was so happy when I found out that MSN Swimming Pool Shah Alam has completed the repair works on their swimming pool.  It's now open again for the public.  I am planning to go there again with my son this week.

Perhaps the rates stated in the picture is outdated.  I will snap picture of the the swimming pool and their new rates when I go there again.