Sunday, March 15, 2009
KL, Pom Pom and Powder Puffs.
Yes I haven't been around here for a awhile but by no means have I been resting on my lazy butt! This is me hard at work, haha. Seriously though,on the contrary, it's because I've been so crazy busy that I haven't had time to update this space. But I digress. I was in KL briefly to attend this:The Malaysian Film Festival Press Conference and Official Launch. Actually, I was there to accompany the Sabah media. Long story short, it was an overnight trip and we were in and out of there faster than you can say, "Air Asia". After that, I had to fly to Tawau the next day on a little assignment called Pom Pom. It's an island resort located some 40 minutes from Semporna and yes, it's bee-you-tee-full. I don't dive (big boo) so me and Sara - my photographer extraordinaire - spent the days snorkelling, interviewing people, exploring the island and, my favourite part, lazing on the beach. OK let's see if my photos can do the talking: This is our lodge, Beach 8. Far enough from the 'busy' lounge and restaurant - not that anyone was making any ruckus - and the beachfront right at our doorstep. We had 2 Japanese dive magazine journalists on our trip. I think they made a total of 5 or 6 dives in two days. It was funny to see them pack their huge-ass photography equiptment, suit up and just plop into the sea day in day out. Everytime they dove in, we would say, "Nah pigi office suda itu orang Jipun" (The Japanese are off to the office). Hee hee. Sara and I were tired of snorkelling (there are only so many sea-urchins I can handle in a day) so we waited on the boat while they went diving. 40 minutes later, we're officially baked and I think the sun has made us somewhat delirious. This is one of the more decent photos of us 'floating'. PS: At this point, my ass is burnt. Yes, i forgot to put sunblock right 'there' and thanks to hours of snorkelling, its all roasted to perfection. But this is my favourite part: Just sitting on my chair with a backdated women's beauty magazine, listening to retro music and forgetting about the o-f-f-i-c-e.And then of course, we got restless and found these babies. Don't worry, no starfish were harmed in this shoot, I promise. Sara's turn, hahahaha! I told you we got too much sun.We also managed to visit Bohey Dulang, some 20 minutes from Pom Pom Island. I don't dive so...Yeah I guess I can't say much about it. Boo. The great staff that made us feel welcome throughout our stay. Rie, me and Sara having a Kodak moment before we 'jet' back to Tawau and KK. And just last Saturday, we had a little Beauty Workshop thingy at The Body Shop. This is my colleagues before being 'transforming' *krrk khook krrk keek khook*Group photo! I dunno why we the Kelab Pencinta Alam-photo-taking-style is so popular. Does the trick i suppose, heh. It's been crazy busy and, heaven help me, it's gonna get crazier and busier. But coming home to this at the end of each day makes it worthwhile: