This year is the year to Raya at my Aunt's kampung for my Uncle's family so that also made me think it will be boring if it is only us left in Labuan; me, mummy, abang, cheche & kimi.. So, I actually coaxed my mom to come over to KK for Raya (^^) ehe Luckily she understand that I want to spend the first day of Raya with my Dad since I have never visited Nenek's grave since he passed away2 years ago.. Uhuk!
Confusing kan my family haha Yeah.. There's too many branches and stems and twigs in our family tree :p
Pagi raya with Babah, Umie, Amir & Pijah.
We didn't prepare any food because it's normal to head straight to Beaufort right after Solat Sunat Hari Raya. So I was all fresh and energetic because I slept early the night before (^^)v
After Beaufort, we head to my Aunt's house in Kuala Penyu. I was surprise to see my youngest cousin grew taller than me!!!
Our not so big family.. But my mom's side is much much smaller :p
Taught my niece to do GAMBAR LOMPAT! \(^^)/
Went to visit my cousin's wife house.. Spent more time with the cats than inside the house. They have about 20 Persian cats ok!
That night, my Mom picked me up at home and we drove towards Kg. Pukak Tamparuli.
Woho! Do you know where that is?? That is FAR! It's further than Kiulu; which is famous for white water rafting in Sabah. About 30 minutes drive from Kiulu. It was my first time so I was quite nervous driving on the winding road and it was dark and there were only few cars.. And and and I wasn't too confident with my mom as our guide.. When we arrived, we parked my car at the side of the road and have to hike some more for about 20 minutes to reach the house. It was pitch dark and we only have two handphones as our torchlight so it was pretty adventurous. We have to cross a suspension bridge an a bamboo bridge too (^^)
Cheche: Nenek, wait for aunty GG!!
Mummy: Don't worry about her.. Dia biasa suda. Watch your steps..
GG: Adeh (-_-")
The suspension bridge in the morning
Very scary ok! It was rusty and a bit slanted to the left from this side of the river. I was more cautious when crossing it during the day because I wasn't aware of its condition the night before.
The best thing about aunty's kampung is the river!!!!!!!!! This river is the same as the one Kiulu, of course. we were lucky that it didn't rain the night before since if it did, the current will be too strong for mandi sungai huhu
The river.. We estimate it to be about 50m wide..
Mom & me.. The current was strong at this part of the river so I was holding my mom tightly. See those rapids at the back?? Actually there are more rapids to the right side of this pic. So yes the current was strong..
Sy nmpk gemok & my mom look so pretty in this pic.. I don't think I'll look that radiant at 58.. I can't say that in front of her though.. hahaha
Went to Rumah Terbalik.. I once said that I'll only visit it once, but since it was so meriah because there were 15 of us so masokla jugak hehe I still think it's too pricey for a few minutes walk inside an upside down house..
SMSL Raya (^^)
My initial plan was to raya with babah -> go to Aunty's kampung -> go back to Labuan. But the night before we depart for Labuan, my friends text me about their sudden beraya plan on the 24th. Told my mom I'll send her and the rest to the jetty in the morning, will join my friends for the beraya thingy from there and will only return to Labuan after we finish beraya. Luckily, she was okay with that :)
My friends said we will be going to one house in Beaufort.. But the trip end up like this
Menumbok-> Sipitang -> Beaufort -> Lawas -> Menumbok
Berapa kali patah balik da..... Ini la kalo x plan betol2 kan tp itu yang best!
In Sipitang. It was our first time to her house but it was easy to find because I'm quite familiar with the area. My mom's kampung bha ni hehe
Our pack got bigger in Beaufort (^^)
We crossed the border.. Like literally the interstate border laaa :p
On a jetty in front of RM's house :)
Dark clouds hung solemnly above us but the beauty of the estuary was not consumed by the acrid atmosphere
Dusk at Sipitang esplanade. There were ships anchoring in the middle of the sea and I think that adds up the beauty of the sunset at this area. It was one of the most beautiful sunset that I've ever seen. Half of the sun was visible on the horizon plus the shades of orange in the sky and the ships were cast in silhouette.. Sorry no pic of that because the battery run out after this pic. Aiyah!
Reached Labuan at 12 am...
All in all, my 2012 Raya turned out to be one of the most memorable one though I was not excited in the beginning. (^^)