Monday, May 07, 2007

Kapalai so fly!

Ok, this post is a wee bit delayed (Don't even get me started on my China trip, I know I still have 2 more cities to go...). But in April, I was off to the Regatta Lepa in Semporna but the REAL highlight for yours truly would be the little detour we made to Kapalai, just 40 minutes from Semporna by speedboat.
The Melissas suffering the effects of Lifejacketitis. Patient will often display signs of awkward hand movements and strange facial spasms.

I love islands. But if you've been following my blog, you know that already. Again, I tried to tan but the most I got was a sunburn on my chest (my chest, not my you-know-whats. Please ah). However, the unique thing about this island is that it's not exactly an island. Kapalai is a 'floating' resort, where everything is built on stilts in the middle of the ocean. Cool eh?

The water is so clear. They've got starfish everywhere and while I was relaxing on the balcony of my water bungalow (ehem, yes I like to tambirang) I even saw turtles! My roomate Melissa and I weren't sure at first.

Me: What's that?
Other Mel: I dunno, it keeps bobbing up and down.
Me: Eeeee maybe it's like a sea monster...
Other Mel: I think its someone swimming
Me: Ha? So many bobbing up and down? And so far out into the sea?
Other Mel: Maybe its a diver.
Me: I still think it's a sea monster.

Long story short, it was a bunch of turtles. So exciting, I tell you. No matter how many times I come face to face with sea turtles, I always get super-excited.

I went snorkelling in the evening and was so exhausted from swimming against the current that I had no energy to join my friends kayaking the next morning:

See? Told you the water's clear.
So i decided to do what I do best:

And then look who I found!

Milo is the resident superstar of Kapalai and he's been around since my trip back in 2004. Packed a few pounds though (The dog. Ok, and me.)

Me and my colleagues. Another successful island trip, hooray! Personally, I prefer islands actually BEING islands, with the soft sand beneath my feet and all that. But the beauty of Kapalai is that you don't get sand in your shorts, bed and other nether-regions.

Lai lai, come to Kapalai!

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