Kerachut beach is the beach I visited most so far in my life. I have been there at least once every year since 2010. It has a camping site and a small hall. But it has no kiosk selling food and beverage.
The first time I went to the beach was with a bunch of juniors. It was sort of like a custom in our uniform body for seniors to bring the juniors there to camp for a night. However, due to the security concerns we decided to make it as a day trip.
We brought a lot of supplies including a tent and a stove there for the first few times, with all the zeal and energy. We entered the national reserve forest of Penang in the morning and walked for 2 hours to reach the beach. Then we would cook lunch and explore the area until evening. One will definitely reluctant to return from the forest track after the 2-hour tiring journey, so we would take a speedboat back to the port at the entrance of the national park.
It is my dream to spend a night at the beach. The dream is yet to be fulfilled because I find no comrades. The excitement to camp at the beach subsides through out the years because it seems to be a real challenge to survive in the wild long after I graduated from high school.
In the recent one or two years, we would just enter the jungle with a light backpack after lunch. No tent, no elaborate cooking. And we would spend the afternoon by reading books and eating snacks. We will absolutely watch the sunset if the weather is permissible before embarking on the return journey by the speedboat. Surprisingly, the fee to rent a speedboat which has 12 seats is still RM80 for the past 5 years.
The bad news is an entrance fee will be imposed starting next year. Besides, camera, fishing rods and other different items will be charged for a fee as well. I think I will still visit the national park but less frequently.
Took the quiz by BBC. I started to love travelling when I went to Europe last year. It is amazing how travelling helps to augment my knowledge and allow me to view things from different perspectives. The entire experience, from researching the destinations until I come back with an exhausted body, teaches me many things that really cannot be learnt through any books. You get to know how big is the world and how small you are. You have the chance to meet different people and know that not all welcome your presence just as you don't like certain people in your country. And there is no big place nor small place, civilized or not doesn't make any difference to you if you are a true traveller. You won't detest the third worlds, you won't adore the first worlds.
It is so true that the result says about me. I am a documentarian. I like to document everything I see and experience in the journey. So I have a 30 days journal for my last trip. The first thing I will rush to will be the museums and monuments in a new place. The history, art and people are what I really want to explore in the new city. No, being a documentarian does not mean I am the crazy photographer whose sole purpose is to capture as many photos as I can. I will do more than that definitely.
Humility is the key to a meaningful trip as well. You enter the city as a guest, not an intruder. There are certain ethics are to be followed to minimize the disturbance to the local life. Keeping the place clean and preserve the monuments are just some of them. Be humble to learn about the city. With a humble heart you will accept different people have different ways of practice. With a humble heart you will respect different beliefs and thoughts.
When you return, you will be someone better, for sure.
Even though it was just a hurdle requirement, which means it was not graded but we have to fulfil it, it was an awesome experience. Because we knew there would be no marks given for it, our team did not put much efforts into it. We could have done better than this.
My idea on a health promotion for Kechara Soup Kitchen was selected for the poster presentation. It was about hygiene care, a simple enough idea. Our primary goal was to get all the clients in the centre to wash hands before meals.
One cool thing about the presentation day was we were the only group with allowed informal attire because we had our agency's shirt. Another interesting thing on that day was we had a 2/3 chance of winning a prize, but we did not. Haha.
I should have put more effort, to the least prepare my script beforehand. I thought I could speak well enough directly 'fresh' from my mind. It was proven that my crapping skills were not adequate for formal presentations. Haha. Why? The judges had a criteria to mark on.
Anyway, this is medicine! In the future there will be more presentations to come.
Be mattified, be mattnificent
P.S Mid semester test is coming up! The download speed is critically slow. Hopefully I can download all the exam material before exam.
I think this is perfectly true for me. Months have past and I seem to stuck in the loop of stages of grief. If you don't know what are the stages of grief, there five, namely - denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance. I have been going through the cycle over and over again. I tried to get out of it but I really don't know how. So I wait patiently for time to act, for time to heal. But is it working? Does this have to do with genetics? The coping mechanism in myself? She seems like she has moved on completely, wiping off the footprints left behind her, leaving no traces of the past.
Why do I still keep the photographs.
Perhaps I am not keeping them, I just don't trash them away. Why should I? It is a part of my life. I couldn't possibly deny what has happened.
But I doubt that I would look through the photographs again. It will only elicit pain and nothing else. However, I realize that the worse part is I can see them without physically look at them, they etch in my mind.
The feelings of despair set in again recently. It is the same experience like last year. The tightness on my chest resonates through my body and soul. I couldn't sleep. I wake up in despair.
How much time do I need more to get over this.
I know even if the wound healed there would be a scar, the pain will be forever there. It will only diminish, it will not disappear. It's like the half-life graph in Physics. The pain, just the radioactive particle, will only diminish over time, but it will not be gone.
Overseas, it is still a dream to be fulfilled.
My heart will still break a little when I hear your name, even 10 years later.
'We keep this love in a photograph We made these memories for ourselves Where our eyes are never closing Hearts are never broken Times forever frozen still
So you can keep me Inside the pocket Of your ripped jeans Holdin' me closer 'Til our eyes meet You won't ever be alone Wait for me to come home'
I have watched twice for Avengers: Age of Ultron. Apparently it is one of my favourite films. I just love to see how different superheroes with their distinct personalities interacting with each other. My favourite character is non other than the Ironman. To me, the advancement in technology is more appealing than any in built super powers. That's why I like Batman too. But Batman is darker than the humourous Ironman. And I always think myself is humourous.
In Avengers, each superheroes with their distinct characters and abilities, have to work together to achieve a common goal. It is not easy. In real life, it is the same scenario for us to work in a group. Some people have to compromise, some people have to put down their pride. Each one of them have their own weaknesses as well, which are easily manipulated as portrayed in the movie. We have flaws, regardless of how hard we strive for perfection.
Appreciate the friends who accept fully of who you are. Treasure them, and embrace them just like how they have hugged you tightly. You can't have all the world to agree with you. There are people who will stand with you in good and in bad times. Recognized that there will be same people who don't like you naturally, just like you would dislike some people at the first sight.
There are two scenes which I love in the Avengers 2. Can't really explain why but I just like it. I like that all superheroes are fighting together side by side.
I like how they eventually lined up together when they were scattered across the jungle.
This is the one when all of them were trying to protect the core.