Deep down inside I'm wishing to be with that one person to grow old with. Yeah, life can be really lonely at times and I miss having a special someone by my side. Anyway, enjoy the beautiful stop motion film below made by the brilliant Carlos Loscano.

p/s: Someday...

Escape to Mantanani

Still hoping to get my long vacation soon. Till then, last week I managed to get a much needed one day retreat at Mantanani.

"Mantanani Islands are a group of three isolated islands located northwest of Kota Belud, about an hour’s drive from the state capital of Sabah, Kota Kinabalu. These islands are approximately 45 minutes boat ride by speedboat from the mainland.

The islands boasts of crystal clear blue waters filled with a myriad of marine life and white sandy beaches fringed by coconut palm trees. One of the main reasons that Mantanani Islands is popular for local and tourists alike is because of its picturesque scenery, cool breezes and serene environment."

Sad but true, I never really been for an island trip. Well I've been to one before long time ago but that trip doesn't really count coz I hardly did anything other than walking around. So this particular trip to Palm Beach at Mantanani Island means a lot to me. I was walking and running on the beautiful white sands of Mantanani. Even managed to play frisbee and volleyball with Ultimate Frisbee buddies Ritchie and Mark that by chance were in the same trip wtih me. Oh and how I enjoyed lying down on a hammock with the cool breeze passing around. What I really enjoyed the most during the trip was...

Snorkeling! I had phobia of drowning in the sea especially when I don't know how to swim(another sad but true case of me). But snorkeling got rid of the phobia for me. Which is important coz snorkeling and learning how to swim are what I want to achieve before completing one of my 2009 resolution of getting a diving license.

Anyway, I now proclaim snorkeling as my new found hobby. Its a lot of fun and at right spots, the view underwater is amazing.

Great moments indeed during the trip especially with my fellow staff Ellen and Marcella. Special thanks to Elaine Rajah, the Scuba Paradise representative that arranged the trip as part of promoting the island tour package at my workplace. Elaine, you're cool and I had a blast! Can't wait to return to Mantanani again one day.

p/s: If you are interested to take a trip to Mantanani, do contact Elsie 088-266695/013-8681011 or visit Scuba Paradise website at for more details.

Drag Me To Hell

Almost two weeks now and lots has happened especially last weekend. Will blog about that soon. Meanwhile, I find myself getting busier and busier each day with work and such. Luckily I managed to squeeze in some time with friends to watch a movie yesterday right after work. And the movie I watched is...

Yup, Drag Me To Hell. I'm not much of a horror movie fan and prefer to watch such movies on dvd at home then in the cinema. But I had to make an exception for Drag Me To Hell because it was directed by Sam Raimi. For those who don't know, Sam Raimi is also the director for cult horror classic Evil Dead trilogy and also worldwide blockbuster hit Spiderman trilogy. And it was his good work on the Evil Dead Trilogy that got me excited to watch Drag Me To Hell.

In summary, the movie is about how loan officer Christine Brown got cursed by a mysterious gypsy old woman by the name Mrs Ganush, after turning down her loan appeal. The curse brings out a demon called Lamia that will torment her life for 3 days before dragging her to hell. She now has to seek help from a seer as her only hope to get rid of the curse. Will Christine be able to do so before she goes to hell?

In general you would think its your typical horrow movie of a woman getting cursed, seeks help from others to get rid of it and then a happy ending after going through a lot of torment. The truth, yes thats the general idea of the movie. But as you watch the movie, you realise theres a big interesting twist and more importantly the horror sequences are nothing like what you've seen before. And just like the Evil Dead trilogy, theres a good dose of dark comedy thrown in as well.

Its been a while since I watched a really good horror movie. A recommended watch! A 4/5 from me.

official trailer

Family Day

If some of you remember, Julian & Fara took some shots of Hannah and I back in April for a family day event. One of these shots was featured during a public Family Day event in 1Borneo last month. Couldn't make it to the event to see it with my own eyes. Thanks to Fara for the image above.