Location : Tanjung Aru 2nd Beach

Location : KKIA 2nd terminal

Monday, May 26, 2008

Something about Lawrence L

It’s my birthday today, so I guess I’ll stop talking cock and crap. Instead, I’m gonna talk about myself.

I was born in 26th May 1987 at a quaint little city of Kudat, Sabah. My father’s Chinese from Johor while my mother’s an Indonesian and yet I was born at Sabah. The world is my oyster (literally,haha). Anyway, I was considered somewhat as “heavyweight” when I was a baby, I guess it’s somewhat because generally the Kadazans are physically small. However, I grew up as a normal-size kid. Not too skinny or fat.

Anyway, when I was a kid, I remembered I was a clean and neat freak, I was one of those kid who scored 98 in the kindergarten and considered that as “okey lah” because I missed 2 points in the exam and I’ve got my hair parted sideway very neatly, haha.

I studied at SJK(C) Chung Hwa Likas, during my primary school stint. It’s a chinese school where all the students wear short(very sexy one) dark blue pants(male) while speaking mandarin and used at least 5 chinese proverbs in their conversations. Moreover, they carried 2 tons of books to school everyday. During my time there, I was at H class and for your info, H class is a “special” class for smart students like me. However, here I’ve got my ego crushed as I realised that I wasn’t the greatest of all after all. I can only consider myself as an upper middle class student at my class.

Click for larger view so that you can spot the ghost

I got 7As in UPSR and managed to get my butt to Sabah Tshung Tsin Secondary School (STTSS). It is a private secondary school where you can find the best fashion reference because anything they wear is considered “in”, and yeah, the school provides some of the top students in the state as well. Here, I get to know a lot of people who are fun and crazy, and I did some crazy stuff with them. But my stint here did not last long as I was transferred to a government school as the chance to get into public universities and get scholarship is better there.

Junior 2 at STTSS

Then S.M. Lok Yuk came into my life. I get into the form 3 there even though I’ve spent 3 years at STTSS, the reason is because STTSS is using their own syllabus and therefore I had to repeat form 3. But I’ve got not much complain though, education is fun (yeah right). I never know I would get to know loads of great friends here which we still connect to each other, I mean not only facebook-ing, we occasionally meet up and stuff, we even have our own blog to update each other. At this school, I scored 7As for PMR and 10As for SPM, which pave way for me to get into UTM.

Form 5

Our football team - The Nerds

Ephpraim and Kegan's birthday party

On another note, during my secondary school period, I was starting to get active in the church activities, which includes learning keyboard. I didn’t learn all the level 1 to 8 or the head-spinning music theory. Just chords, I believe in playing by heart, not by books. That was the beginning of many money-wasting hobbies that span to this day. First, I managed to persuade my parents to buy me an el-cheapo keyboard so I can practice at home, where I only used it for like a few weeks before letting it collect dust. Then, it was the guitar. I bought an acoustic guitar and a book titled “Learn Guitar in 30 days”. It was one of my proud achievements as I managed to play guitar satisfactorily in less than 30 days. Of course, the skin at my fingers peeled off pretty badly too. And now I only picked up the guitar if I saw somebody on the tv is playing guitar, sigh.

Another notable hobby was ten-pin bowling. It was during the STTSS day where I joined bowling club. Then, I followed some NTSC training program where I decided to go serious with bowling, which means buying your own bowling ball and shoes. A good bowling bowl costs around RM400+ but I managed to get a second hand from my coach for half the original price. The training schedule was Mon, Wed, and Fri and sometimes Sun if my memory served me right. I joined a few tournaments here and there and represented my school and my highest achievement was runner-up. During this time as well I get to know Flanegan who lived at the taman behind my house last time. However, since form 4 I no longer follow the training, and the bowling ball is now with the keyboard collecting dust.

Currently, photography is my hobby. But the bulkiness and the weight of my DSLR is quite a turn-off. However, it always put a smile on my face when people leave comments and they like my photos.

To wrap up my 21st birthday post, here’s a song from Jimmy Eat World – 23. Listen to the lyrics, it’s very meaningful.

Saturday, May 24, 2008


Being in a holiday, the closest thing i can get into sport is playing FIFA 08 at the pc, or watching Man Utd beating Chelski in the champions league final while sipping teh tarik and roti canai at the mamak. Realising that my body has been "growing" steadily at the wrong place, I started panicking. I realised that I need to exercise, REAL sport.

I woke up at 7.45 in the morning, and the weather was cloudy, the basketball court was empty, and the mp3 was fully charged. As Chinese proverb saying, a good start is half the battle won. Anyway, there i was at the basketball court, running around the court.

After 10 or 12 minutes, my stomach started turning like the motor in a washing machine, I guess it's time to call it a day. I ran back home and hitting the toilet straight away for No. 2.

After losing energy and my body juice and sac, it's time for some "healthy" food, no ? I restock my body with Lo Mai Kai and after that, sleep.

An interesting thing was, I was dreaming that I was at a toilet where the toilet seat was very freaking comfortable. And then the seat was stuck at my ass, where subsequently I fell down to the floor, and I woke up finding myself in the floor ( I was sleeping at the sofa anyway ).

After 10 days, that was still the only time I managed to get up early and get my butt to jogging. Maybe tomorrow, ah~ a man can dream though..

Friday, May 16, 2008

Aircraft spotting at WBKK

Just FYI, WBKK is the ICAO for Kota Kinabalu International Airport. Right after I touched down at KK, the first place I go was spotting ! Battery juice still plenty as I was sleeping all the way onboard.

The new control tower of WBKK

There was no wind blowing that day. It was freaking HOT !

AirAsia with the left wheel touched down first.. Hehe..

This cute little babybus from Sing-ka-poh.

Smooth landing by the Royal Commission Brunei

Smoking hot landing by the MH.. Hope the passengers didn't wet their pants.. Haha..

AMAZING AirAsia with their AMAZING plane

Last but not least, MASWings from some rural area where even chickens can enter the plane.. Hehe..

Photos from my flight back to KK on the 6th of May.. It was retimed a week before the flight, before delayed for some "technical" reasons on the day itself. Yeah right.

The cabin was foggy which i guess was from the air cond

Cleared for takeoff runway 32R

Woohoo ~

At around 29 000 feet when the captain was doing the announcement where the volume can even wake the dead up.

Turning left final for runway 02 WBKK

Runway 02 of WBKK is heading north (approximately), so when you are sitting on the portside (left hand side), and it is afternoon, the sun will shine it's glorius light straight to you.

The first two photos are HDR image, it looks very surreal and I kinda like it. Enjoy !

Continue from last post... KLIA interior

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Artsy Fartsy : KLIA interior

Artsy fartsy is a blog post where I just put up some fancy artsy fartsy photos for you to enjoy without any word. Maybe just a few.. Hehe.. So, enjoy these photos from KLIA.



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