Tuesday, June 06, 2006

Deviants Day Out

Note: This is a DA meet up entry.

Couple months back I’ve met up with Ali G ( take pics & does graphic manipulating stuffs – neat! ) & Mase ( Take mostly nature’s pics and kitties ). I did blog bout that outing on my fs’s blog ( coz that time I still don’t have a blogspot.com account )

This time around I’m meeting up with RobJr AKA Robby ( that’s what I call him ) AKA Acing ( which Mase calls him ). Actually Mase and Robby are ‘geng keras’ means good friends or friends since… I dunno, since zaman kegemilangan sultan mahmud shah! ;p that just way long..

The whole plan was grab brunch at RIMBA café then hang out at Tg Aru beach.

Around 9am I’ve received a sms from Mase. She was kinda sickie. Oh tidakkk! At 1st I thought she couldn’t make it since she’s feeling “feverish” BUT she determined to come for the meet up. I smsed her back telling her "not to force herself if she don’t feel like going or else her mom will scold me and Robby for making her ill" ;p That made Mase laugh.

Mase picked Robby up, so they came together and we finally meet up.

First thing I noticed was both Mase & Robby were the FAIR type. I mean the skin color. I’m the one who looked like I’ve been doing sun tanning a lot ;p People always thought that I’m into swimming because of my tanned skin. The thing is I don’t even know how to swim.. Teeheehee..

As planned we had our brunch at RIMBA.

Oh yeah, before Mase & Robby came I was checking out RIMBA. I was "PR-ing" with the people working at RIMBA coz since this was my 1st time at RIMBA. I found out that RIMBA was owned by a husband and wife team. Husband – some "Ang Mo" guy and wife is a local Kadazan. I saw them both at the café. The wife spoke to me with her American slang, I guess she was staying or studied oversea before this.

This was the guy who took our order
- notice his eyes were half close!

This was what I ordered – spaghetti bolognaise ( beef )

This was what Robby ordered
– Kadazan chicken rice wine or something sound like that.

I'm hungry liao by looking at this pic! Argh.. It's NOT even lunch time yet! *SOB*

Mase was choking on with her spaghetti.

Robby and his food, steady je geng!
– macam advert makanan pula!

The leftovers.
Can you guess which food is more delicious.
I’m gonna vote for the kadazan chicken rice wine.
The spaghetti was simply NOT yummy at ALL.

Hint: Folks don’t ever try the spaghetti there!

Took some pictures of RIMBA before paying the bill.

cozy corner

At the pay counter
Aiks? same guy again, sukanya dia kena ambik gambar. ;p

Eh. Look.. it’s an advert on Kamaatan celebration at UMS on the 31st May 2006.
For those non-sabahan - Sabah celebrates Harvest Festival on the 30-31 May of every year.

Check out what Robby spoted?




Horror movie for chicken - Get it?

Kodak Moment!

Oh btw, Robby spent me and Mase for the brunch.. aww...

Thanks Robby!

Next stop – Tg Aru Beach!

Signboard at Tg. Aru Beach

At 1st we were deciding where to 'lepak'. Then we agreed on this cozy place ( which after PR-ing with the people working there.. That place was taken over by Little Italy which before that was owned by SB/Gayana resort. hehe.. I dunno, I realised that after been working in tourism line, I like to ask around about the place I’m in – either for visitation or makan weird huh? )

A quick group pic at the beach
from left: babyphoenix, robjr & maslight

'Lepaking' can’t missed without some food and drinks.
I wonder does people become fat bcoz of too much lepak pasal sambil lepak sambil makan bah kan? Bagi komen sikit?

And This was what I’ve ordered...


and Tiramisu

Wanted to order pizza, but I don’t think Mase and Robby wanna eat liao. Since we just ate.

Robby took out his sketchbook. OMG! He is ONE TALENTED LAD! Sooo nice la all the drawings… jelousnye! Check his DeviantArt work here!

Robby’s sketchbook - there's 4 of them actually! Those are just the NEW ones!

Me and Mase took out our – camera ;p

Things that we ( me, mase and robby ) agreed on while we were at Tg. Aru:

Robby – Draw sketches of out outing. ( I was jokingly ask Robby to set up a counter for him to draw for the public. Macam street show la konon. Then people will see him draw and MAYBE tip him ;p )

Robby doing his thing.

Robby - In deep thinking ( Apa la ba sya mo lukis nih ar? )

Aww.. looked Robby drew an anime pic of me.

Actually Robby taught me how to draw that afternoon. He said I a quick learner but I think I messed up his sketchbook with my yucky sketches. In return me and Mase taught him, of all things, Mandarin. Well, simple words only lar.

Me and Mase – Shoot pictures like 1st time tourist lepak there.

Shoots that I took at the place we ‘lepak’

For those who enjoy the sun and the beach, the sand and the wind.

Please enjoy your time with us here in Tg. Aru.

Enjoy yourself at the beachside.
Sitting and relaxing with the sound of the gentle wave crushing to the shore.

That’s Mase in action.

Hey look, someone is parasailing: D

After that we went to STAR Shangrila Tanjung Aru Resort to take more pics

More more pics..

STAR staircase

STAR counter

STAR hallway

STAR view

STAR restaurant

STAR restanrant AGAIN!

STAR garden walkway

STAR street / car park

STAR’s club – Blue Note entrance

So with all the photohunting at STAR - That marks the end of our meet up session.

*ahem.. shameless promo*
p/s: Enjoy the photos I took? check out babyphoenix.deviantart.com


maslight said...

wkakakakakkaka kuyak. ooooooo lotsa pix. nice nice ones. I know acing since form 1 hehehe

rob-jr said...

i think i drew you hampir2 the same la, with the lips and the eyes, the rest is just anime like... :D

ya sy kenal mas since form 1 tu la kami ni geng karas!!!

a2blog said...

ahem.. shamelessly promo.. hehe..
not bad not bad.. u tried interior shots before? taking photos of interior structures?

i had sketch books also.. but they're all in garbage backs now.. :(

babyphoenix said...

mase: bah, i knw u got take pics too.. show show show....

robby: ya bah, i agree.. memang macam bah kan sebiji oh..

allen: interior shots? er.. does these count..? See below links..



i just realised that i dont really have shoots for interior structures..

a2blog said...

pretty nice!

sweet! i guess they count. ;)

Kien said...

OMG u take so many photos, like HEAPSSSS of photos

babyphoenix said...

kien: yupe, lots more to come.. hehe.. stay tune!

doridori said...

hey! long time no sound.. you were at RIMBA? not that far from my house le.. how ya doin? anyways, i updated my blog again. changed the name and opened up a forum.. okay.. the name kinda stupid though, but i welcome anyone who wants to start a community about anything.. i'm still thinking of adding up more topics.. do join in.. details in http://d1kk.blogspot.com