Just got back from my marathon two-day, two-night trip to Kota Kinabalu. And photo shows me taking a self-portrait in my hotel room before hitting the tub on a Tuesday night.
Anyway, two things happened to me on this trip:
One: after telling to me book and pay for our tickets a few months before, my KL travel companion cancelled at the last minute,
and all because she was waiting for payola from some Thai highroller Can’t believe she can do that, but rather than let her odd mean behavior dampen me, life has to go on. At least I was able to realize that I can enjoy, and survive, a trip even while alone.
Two: I lost my freakin’ wallet, with all my money in it, in a Kota Kinabalu mall! Now, that really got me panickin’ Thoughts of me sleeping on the pavement or washing dishes in a rinky-dink resto just to earn some taxi fare to get myself to the airport were too horrific to be true. So I did the next best thing and retrace my steps in that cavernous mall, despite the fact that I realized my wallet was gone one hour after roaming around. Miracle of miracles, it was found by a kind shopkeeper who found it in the mall toilet and she returned it to me with all the contents intact. Whew!
Of course the situation would have been different if I was in Manila (the wallet gone in a flash!) but this was Kota Kinabalu – very laid-back, with its kind and gentle people.
Photos coming soon 😛