Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Chibi-sized by Kendy! - Sabah's Comic Artist!

Happy Kaamatan! 
Hope you guys had loads of tapai and yummy yummy traditional foods (omg i love HINAVA!) 

So anyway, what is a more fun and easy way to tell others 
about the wonderful place we live in - Sabah?

How about doing it artsy fartsy style? 
Meet Kendy, the famous comic blogger (his real name is Kendrick) goes all out to feature Sabahan bloggers in his HELLO SABAH MONTH campaign which will run from 13th May 2014 - 15th June 2014. Awesome possum! 

Of course, not only bloggers will be featured! 
 Introducing a few (new?) places to travel,
 local foods to try and a lot about the diverse cultures that are co-existing harmoniously in Sabah!

Who is Kendy?
Well, he is comic blogger from Sabah! (Sipitang, to be exact)

Here is a funny story about how he started all this comic blogging thingy :

It all began with a bunch doodle arts that I drew about myself and Natsuko (The Japanese doll). Normally I drew and gave it to my friends for fun. Seriously, I was never very good with expressing through spoken words. One day, I wanted to prepare a tiny surprise for the girl I like. Then I gathered the drawings and transform a normal diary blog to a comic blog just to impress her.

Sadly, I failed....but what happened to the comic blog I just created? Somehow it turns out to be interesting, a few of my friends started to like and share it at Facebook and Twitter! And I never stop drawing web comics since then....

It was actually my very first webcomic blog, a simple gift for the girl I like suddenly became a lot more than I had expected.....

Well, that's all for my crappy, boring story....it's time for some serious business! 
Hope you will love my comics! - Kendy "

Looks like me or not?
I swear i look almost Japanese here!
And i say, i look alot skinnier! hehe

You can read more about the feature and interview here! 

So, be sure to check out his comics at #Kendylife!
You can also follow him on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Youtube, and many more! 
Good news for Android users, you can download an app called Kendylife

Monday, June 2, 2014

Coral Flyer Now in Sabah!

Adrenaline junkies 
and all who love the good (and new) things in life! 

What's the latest attraction in 3 most famous islands off the coast of Kota Kinabalu?
In case you aren't local, this 3 islands are mainly- Pulau Manukan, Pulau Sapi and Pulau Mamutik

Spanking new, guaranteed to excite and be the talk of your friends for days is 
the Coral Flyer , the world's longest island to island zipline! 
if you love figures, thats 250 meters of screaming fun!

The pro photographer on site took this pic minutes before he himself went on the ride!
Photo by the Borneo Frog 

Enjoy the breath-taking view of the lush jungles, white sandy beaches 
and crystal clear sea dotted with corals and fishes below as you zip down the super long zipline! 

Safety is ensured with professionally trained staff 
and a very strict (rightly so) boss who personally overlooks the operations everyday! 

Fellow blogger Hayden is prepped by professionals with top notch safety harnesses and helmet.
Photo credits to meitzeu.com 

Just for your information 
I'm a ...coward 
when it comes to activities that require me to risk my life or to jump off a certain height. In fact, I'm scared of almost everything a normal human may be afraid of. I'm scared of the dark, clowns, flying cockroaches(omg, especially that!) , con men, robbers, weird sounds at night, or... "Did i lock my car door? What if there is a man hiding in the boot? maybe they planted a bug in my car and they are gonna trail me home?!" 

Yes, I'm that much of a coward. 

But thank God nothing triggered my panic attacks at the Coral Zipline! 
My point is, i'm such a coward but i can still complete this Coral Zipline experience in one piece, so there is really NO excuse for any young or old to miss out on the fun of this amazing ride!

Friendly Sabahans calmed my nerves as i asked silly questions, the professionals double checked my harnesses and helmet making me feel really safe, chit chatted with me for a few minutes , and to my surprise, after chanting OMG for about a minute, i was able to walk off the platform that was perched on top of a cliff overlooking the beautiful sea unto my Coral Flyer experience! 

See the fatty on the left, yeah thats me but i was smiling and enjoying the view.
My partner Adele (blogger of meitzeu.com) was giggling the whole time. LOL

I'm not gonna lie. I was terrified 
but I knew sooner or later, i just had to do it. 
So, i distracted myself with the view and voluntarily walked off the platform. N
ow i understand why the others couldn't stop gushing about this! That few seconds of feeling absolutely weightless as you launch unto the zipline! 

Photo credit to fellow blogger on site Beverly Tam 

Seconds later, i'm over the fear of falling over a cliff to my doom. 
I was enjoying myself!
Swinging my legs, showing off in my beach dress, enjoying the blue blue sea, 
and just thinking to myself : 
"I LOVE SABAH! So so beautiful! No where else i'd rather live!"   

Best part of the zipline is when I have crossed the sea between two islands and approaching the end. 
Dude, have you studied physics?
 I'm quite heavy, pretty sure by the time i was approaching the end of the zipline, 
I must have been travelling at about 60kmph?! 

Terrified at that thought, i started screaming towards the end of the zipline! 
But no worries, they had some kinda braking system to slow you down and eventually you can stop completely. So no worries on smacking on the other end in your pretty face!  *evil smirk* 

Adele and I at the end platform as the boys zip in with huge SMILES on their faces! 

A few pictures at the end platform, i took a short walk back through the jungle and found myself back on the relaxing beach of Pulau Sapi. Now where is my man for an afternoon swim and smooch? 

More pictures with lots of details, check out my facebook photo album! 

Open daily 10am - 4pm, current price is RM50 per pax
More info at their Official Facebook Page : Coral Flyer FB Page 
Coral Flyer Official Website :  www.coralflyer.com 

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