TL;DR I turned on the movie "Her" starring Joaquin Phoenix. I had no reason to. I remembered watching it a few times, years ago, struck by the pastel-tinted, wistful tone of the movie. The electronic tumble in the background, accentuating the rise and fall of emotions, alien and human. The minimalist lines, clean and smooth, … Continue reading Aren’t we all just a little bit lonely
Walking on air sounds like a fantasy. Yet Bung Ngiraja, with it's winding trails on limestone karsts, over rickety bridges traversing narrow clefts and steep cliffs, is like a walk in an ancient Chinese painting. A giant nature melded rock garden. Located in Bau, the hill and limestone caves house swallows, who produce prized bird's … Continue reading Bung Ngiraja, limestone fantasy
Imagine lying underneath a full moon, the light casting a silver tint to the night sky. Beyond, a hint of stars sparkled like carelessly strewn jewels. I can see Orion, twinkling in formation. A gentle breeze rides on the crest of the lapping waves, onto the soft sandy beach, following the lilt of the land, … Continue reading Camping in Lundu
If you drive towards Serian town, you'll notice a small range punctuated by two peaks I'd call The Twins. On the left is Gunung Ampungan, on the right Gunung Semuja. The hike up Gunung Ampungan is along a narrow, paved access road that snakes its way up the mountain from the Simpang Gedong side. It … Continue reading Gunung Ampungan Hike
Bung Muan, also known as Mount Serambu/Serembu (for the area) or Bukit Peninjau (for the villages at the base of the hill) is a 500 metre mountain in Bau, located about 30 minutes from Kuching, making it one of the most accesible but less well known hiking trails. It's well known to be the site … Continue reading Bung Muan Hike
I never stop staring at giant trees when I hike in national parks. Imagine the time it took for them to grow so big and tall, and what they must have weathered and seen to reach such great heights. The weather finally gave way to a pocket full of sunshine. Or at least it did … Continue reading Up Santubong Summit 4.5
I'm finally 30 years old! I don't feel any form of existential crisis if that's what you're wondering (maybe just a tad). To more adventures, and may joint pain amd grey hair be a thing of the very, very distant future. Now I can't overreact when someone calls me uncle.