Trip to Bukit Keluang, Besut

Situated just off the border between Kelantan and Terengganu, Bukit Keluang is a well-known hiking spot among the locals for its spectacular sunrise/sunset view as well as its beach with crystal clear water. Finally I had a chance to visit yesterday without much planning, together with my bunch of friends.

We took off early in the morning at 4.30am, in hope to be able to catch the sunrise. The journey from Kota Bahru to Bukit Keluang took us around 1 hour by driving. Without much delay, except for some surprise my friend threw at me for my birthday, we set out to hike up Bukit Keluang at 5.45am.

The starting of the trail is a fleet of steep staircase, just right in front of the public toilet. The hike was fairly easy I would say, just have to becareful of some spots where it's steep and at certain places, the edge of the hill is just right off the trail. But overall, it was easy and took us around 30 minutes to reach the top.

View at the top at 6.20am

6.30am
The views are just incredible, Didn't manage to capture full timelapse video of the sunrise because I didn't have a tripod yet. But I'll surely comeback sometime for it! 

As seen above, too bad there's puffs of cloud blocking the sun coming up from the horizon. But nevertheless, the view is breathe taking enough. Eventually the sun rises above the cloud and reflected off the clear, blue water.
Boat buzzing through the sunbeam reflected off the water. The islands seen at the horizon is Pulau Perhentian.

We stayed up there until 8am then we proceed to the beach and had fun playing banana boat and volleyballs. All in all, it's been a while since I last had so much fun, and all was impossible if without my friends :) Really grateful to have them by side.


Ended up real tanned as well. Couldn't remember the last time I was as dark as I am right now šŸ˜†šŸ˜†I think that's all for now, ciao!

Starting over.

Can't believe I will actually be back here, just a sudden thought of it out of blue with so many things just happened in just a single day yesterday. Made some clean-ups of the website gadgets and stuffs, looking back at how I wrote a blog post back in the day really made me laugh at the younger version of me. šŸ˜šŸ˜

I will definitely try to update frequently here, not sure if there's anyone still has my link *anyone actually still blogs? Other than vlogs* here but well, this is just more for my own record and thoughts. So if you happen to stumble here, then you're welcome to be part of it :)

That's all for now I guess :)

#Unrelated : Photo of the post.


Ferry ride from Penang. Shot with Canon 50D.

MCKL Neon Run 2014

This might be a liiitttllleee bit too late but hey, my college held the very first Neon Run on the 22nd of February in Putrajaya. Although it's just 10KM run, but for a sluggish person like me, it might be a nightmare to run a 10K Run. So, I've decided to train for it by jogging around the KLCC park every Saturday morning. And it paid off, well.

The Neon Run was held in front of the Palace of Justice, Putrajaya. I used to think that, "Urghh, Putrajaya, such a boring place with all the Government's Building and yada-yada, but this Neon Run proved me wrong. Putrajaya is by far, the cleanest place I've seen in Malaysia (Probably because it's because all the Federal Government buildings are here.) But, still, it's clean.

 In front of the Palace of Justice.

Right opposite the Palace of Justice, are the Neon Run runners in neon orange t-shirt

Went there by the bus provided from College around 5.30pm and waited for the start until around 8pm. So at the mean time, I just went around with my friends and taking pictures. 



Well of course the Neon Run was organised for a cause. The Student Council of Methodist College organised the Neon Run for a charity cause of stopping hunger. The Official Beneficiary of the Neon Run is channeled to the organisation Stop Hunger Now. So all the fees collected through the registration will be use for a good cause and we managed to raise a fund of RM14K for Stop Hunger Now, which by far is a big success for the Student Council and the College.

 The VIPs of the Run and Representative from the Official Beneficiary : Stop Hunger Now


Our College CEO : Miss Moey

I managed to run the 10K run without stopping, although at the last few KMs, I felt like my legs are about to give way but I succeeded in finishing the run in just 55 minutes, not something to be boast about but it is by far, my best record. And I felt, accomplished, and somewhat, addicted to running hehe....

Here are some of the photos I've gotten from MCKL Student Alumni's Page.

Starting point, HOOAHHH!!

 After the Run, group photos with my friends

Yeaaahhh, we all came back in one piece :P

Overall, it's a good experience and I never have known that running/jogging could be so interesting and it really taught me to always push myself until the finish line.

"Life is just like running a marathon. Sometimes you can speed up, when tired, you can slow down. But most importantly, you cannot give up."
Quoted from Me. :P

And did I mention that I'm addicted to running? Haha, I've signed up for the KL Tower Towerthon 2014 as well, which will be held on the 18th of May 2014. Here's the link to sign up : KL Towerthon 2014
Although I will be having my AS exams by then, but it's just a day and I know it will be fun. So I have to continue to train for that!! PS : Climbing up staircases are even harder than running a 10K, I've tried running up 12 floors to my hostel, and I was panting.

Will update again soon!!
Till then. 




Back to blogging?

It's been a while.

I don't really know why or what suddenly bring me back here late in this night but I just thought of maybe give blogging another chance, maybe just to express myself and my feelings sometimes, or share my experiences in my life.

It's almost been a full year that I didn't update anything on my blog. Last time I wanted to do a day-to-day update about my SPM(Malaysian Education Certificate) but I think I was very much clogged up with studies that time until I completely forgotten about updating and even after finishing SPM, I went on having a lot of fun with my friends and family throughout the year of 2013. Great year indeed.

But, I'm not going to update regarding all what I've done in 2013 though or else I won't be sleeping tonight, and it might just be your best cure for insomnia. Kidding!

Well then, what shall I write then? Well, life as a A-Level student has really gotten tough in this 2nd Semester and everything just never cease to pour in, to my brain. Too many things to learn, too little time. But I know I really have to try my best to cope with it because the fact that I'm the only child among my siblings to do private Pre-U education. No matter what. No money spent will be wasted.

Personally, I have been struggling a lot within myself lately but I thank God everyday for the strength He gave me. With Rosary everyday, I am able to get myself together and go along with my day. One thing that I've learnt : "Nothing will ever stays the same, you just have to accept it and move on and hope for the best from God, because if you don't, you'll be left behind for the world never stop revolving. No one is going to wait for you."

I never thought that would happen. But now I leave everything to God.

I think that's all for now eh? Not sure when is the next time I'll be updating this but I'm hoping for like, once a week?
But yeah, until then, see you and thank you :)

Yours truly,
Mark

*Oh ya, Happy Valentine's Day to all and God bless! :)

Day 1 of SPM

Really nerve-wrecking for waiting for the whistle to blow off. Everyone's encouraging everyone before entering the classes. Everyone's Hooah-ing for when the first whistle blew off.

As for me myself, I'm just glad that God has always been there to guide and protect me. Whenever I seek, He is just there for me. :) Blessed with all the wishes and prayers from my family, relatives and friends, I am able to get through today. Bahasa Malaysia. And with God's grace, the papers are quite OK, for me :D But I'm unable to tell you how easy it is until I know my results later~! XD 

That's all for today. 1 day down, 8 more days to go :)