A journey of hundreds miles start and end at Mi Casa

So it has been two year since I last come for a visit. Originally I planned to go and stay at Danum Valley Field Centre; DVFC for short, then visit Erlinna’s grave after that but there was a last minute changes which force me to rescheduled my plan. So yesterday I spend my whole day driving for about 12 hours; surprisingly I wasn’t that tired and don’t even have to switch driver, accompanied by my old friend Jolivia. We started about 6 in the morning, after taking our breakfast at McDonald. A journey of hundreds miles start with a good McBreakfast I say. I was thinking to go earlier but I keep snoozing my alarm clock and when I have already pack, I went and try to fix my car headlamp before going. I know, thats a very stylish way of saying, “I’m late foo!”

I tried not to drive fast like last time; it’s not like Erlinna have any appointment or anything. I mean she’s resting, in peace, under 6 feet of dirt, she has all eternity to wait, but this time I have a better ride, and I didn’t feel that I’m driving fast. Also the fact that Jolivia and I was talking all the way that we didn’t noticed we were driving for 5 hours reaching her aunt’s house at Kg. Cocos, Lahad Datu. Reaching there, Aunty Rainah greeted us with a nice Chicken Rice lunch. Nice!

I left Jolivia and Aunty Rainah to catch up while I went to Erlinna’s grave. After this while, I still remember where her grave is. I remember her parents told me that her grave have had a face lift, courtesy from her grandmother on her mom side who came down to KK from Canada end of last year. I recite to her Al-Yasin and Al-Fatihah, spend a little of my time talking to her. It was a very fulfilling talk, well at least to me. I do miss her, but not as much as I used to. I remember her occasionally, but there was a time that I unintentionally forgot her name. Yeah I did! I’m sorry for that, my bad. I’m also thanking her because if it was not for her, I would probably be one of Banggi Tragedy victim. I have actually applied for a leave a week after the date of the tragedy to attend her 1000 days kenduri, held at Kunak, not on the day my family went to Banggi. The fact that she appeared on a friends dream saying that I’ve forgotten her also made me want to go there. It is true that I’ve somehow forgotten about her. I wonder who prompt me to forget her?

After that visit, Jolivia, Aunty Rainah and I went to have the famous Sup Tulang Kg. Cocos, it was so famous, even a friend over at Kuantan knows about it. Yeah, it is so good that, the place is full on weekdays. After tasting it, it taste almost the same as the one served at Anani’s, near Open University at Kepayan. Well, no surprise there because the cook is also from Lahad Datu. We head home after that, not before sending Aunty Rainah back of course.

During our time driving back home, something really weird happened. Jolivia somehow saw Erlinna and convey to her a message, something like she’s giving her blessing to me. Well, that’s what Jolivia told me. I’m not really surprised at all, she likes to convey her message through my friends. Anyway, a journey of hundreds miles end at about 11:30 pm, where I reached home safely, right after dropping Jolivia at her place. It was not a very tiring and yet fulfilling day for me.

 

The Geek

A so called geek who resides at North Borneo, in a not so little city anymore, formerly known as Api-Api to the locals, Jesselton to the colonialist. This geek is a Civil Engineer by profession, who have lots of ideas popping up while traveling, who will write whatever popped up in his mind and hopping the reader would not be so judgmental toward his writings.

This geek is also a computer & internet junkie who love outdoor, which is pretty much contradicting to each other doesn’t it? This geek is good at almost everything but a master of none (read about this somewhere). People may perceive him as a very quiet, describe as phlegmatic person, yet he is quite a chatterbox to those whom he is really close or comfortable with. This geek thinks anime chicks are way cooler than a real chick hence why he also likes to watch it (not the chicks, but the anime). Not to be mistaken as watching a cartoon, anime to this geek and to most of anime follower are animation that are created and produce by the Japanese.

10 thoughts on “A journey of hundreds miles start and end at Mi Casa

  • 17th February 2010 at 12:40 am
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    so sorry but really?? reading the last para at 12.35 a.m really gives me goosebumps friend..sorry..

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    • 17th February 2010 at 12:53 am
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      yes really. it happen in seconds. we were talking, all of the sudden my friend ask me if i asked anything from arwah. for a moment she saw blackness n then saw her. my friend was not scared at all. there’s nothing to be scared off. she won’t haunt you. πŸ™‚

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  • 17th February 2010 at 7:38 am
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    reading your post makes me missess my hometown, and the sup tulang..

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    • 17th February 2010 at 7:51 am
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      owh that sup tulang. i now know where to forage proper grub now. πŸ˜‰

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  • 17th February 2010 at 7:41 am
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    ooo?? spelling mistake, ‘misses’ home.. πŸ™‚

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  • 17th February 2010 at 9:56 am
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    ndaklah bah pulak mcm tu..cuma wrong timing jak..;)

    but anyway..may she rest in peace..al-fatihah..

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  • 17th February 2010 at 11:24 am
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    The friend in Kuantan knows the sup tulang place because her kampung is no more than 2 miles from there hahaha…

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  • 21st February 2010 at 3:18 pm
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    I still remember the dream tho it’s been quite sometimes.

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    • 21st February 2010 at 6:57 pm
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      i asked her not to appear again and let me live my life πŸ™‚

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