through gus' lenses

fun & sport January 31, 2011

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q: what was the last book you read and why did you choose it?

a: the venetian betrayal by steve berry. it was recommended by an avid reader, sharon c.

q: what are you currrently reading?

a: i’ll fly away: further testimonies from the women of york prison. edited by wally lamb.


family & friends January 30, 2011

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q: you can tell a lot about a person by ______

a: the way s/he drives. really.


family & friends January 29, 2011

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q: do you prefer small groups or big parties?

a: small groups.

usually, i enjoy going out with only a friend. however, if it is a group, i prefer it to be not more than four persons. i tend to clam up in big parties. yes, i am an introvert, if you don’t already know.


family & friends January 28, 2011

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q: you can have one person from any time in history call you for advice and follow what you tell him or her to do. who would you want it to be?

a: eve! do NOT eat that %$*&# fruit from the tree in the garden!

(genesis 3:6)


family & friends January 27, 2011

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q: what was the kindest thing a stranger ever did for you?

a: it was during the late 1990’s when i was a nursing student in singapore. i did not have any classes during one of the mornings. so i went over to my friend’s place and stole took without permission borrowed his brother’s mountain bike and went for a ride in the east coast park.

on my way, i fell off the bike and rammed my left leg against the metal railing, exposing my tibia! i was bleeding down my left leg and feeling faint. i tried to wave down passing vehicles to bring me to the hospital but no one stopped for me.

after quite some time, a car stopped to assess my situation. but she took a look at her watch and told me she has no time. after what seemed like eternity, a sikh on a scooter stopped to help. he was unable to put me on his scooter so he waved down another car to call an ambulance (this was the era when handphone was still not widely used). while waiting for the ambulance, the sikh stopped a lorry driver and his workers. they helped to load my friend’s brother’s bike on to the lorry and sent it back!

to this day, i have no idea who the sikh nor the lorry driver and workers were. they could have turned a blind eye. they could have stolen my friend’s brother’s bike. but they did not. instead, they showed kindness to a stranger in need. for this, i am forever grateful.


post scriptum: i got nine stitches to the open wound over my left leg, which thankfully did not require any bone debridement, as well as an intramuscular tetanus shot to my deltoid. to this day, i bear a visible scar.


January 26, 2011

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24th december 2010 – christmas eve dinner was gammon ham from tong hing supermarket, kota kinabalu.

one word – yummy-licious.


camping @mamutik island January 25, 2011

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16th december 2010 – the next day, i woke up bright and early around 6am to catch the sunrise. it was well worth it. i will let the rest of the pictures do the talking…












view from inside the tent at around 7am.

it was quiet and tranquil during the early morning sans tourist. the water looked so inviting i had to snorkel for one last time before leaving the island.



we departed from the island around 2pm. it was a great experience for me of staying overnight on mamutik island. definitely a first for me.

how i love sabah!