29 June 2017

Where can you find and download free e-books

I am far from being a bookworm but as an ESL teacher, I always try my best to upgrade my language creativity by reading at least two books a month (this is a recent habit, lol). I am so glad that I find reading so pleasurable, it makes my learning journey so interesting and always full of colours.

However, books can be super expensive sometimes and not everyone is lucky enough to have a functioning library or a lively bookstore around the neighbourhood no matter how hard we wished for it. That’s where e-books come in.

Though I do buy books on monthly basis, I still enjoy the luxury of having e-books because it gives me access to my favourite pieces whenever I want it regardless of place and time. And it’s not even the greatest part. The best part of all is we can download millions of it to our phone for free. Yes! FOR FREE! 

See the steps below to learn how: 

1. Install FB Reader app from Google playstore ( for Android user)
2. Go to kat.how and search for your favourite books in epub format
3. Click the magnet link and copy
4. Go to zbigz.com and paste the link you’ve copied earlier
5. Cache and wait for the download button
6. Open the books with FB Reader

The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank

Very easy, isn't it? It may seem a lot, but it’s not that hard, really! And kat.how is not the only site that offers free e-books, there’s so many of them you only have to search. Be resourceful, loves. Google is fun :D

21 April 2017

No auto-tune, just pure TALENT

Sometimes, I wish I was born in the 1950s (well, that would make me my father's sister. Wakakak). How awesome it would be to be a teenager around the time that my favorite old bands were at their peak!

Actually there's nothing wrong with new musics, I just.....not really into them. The rap, hip hop and all, urghhhh it kills me. I have serious love for oldies and classic rock, I practically grew up with The Beatles, Carpenters, Queen, Bee Gees, Eagles and many-many more and I love them all equally I would kill to go to their concerts. Kidding.

Anyway, these are some of my favourites, I listen to them at least ten times a day and I never get bored. lol.

1. Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen

The best, the best, the best!!!

2. Somebody to love by Queen 


3. Crazy by Aerosmith



4. Cryin' by Aerosmith


5. Amazing by Aerosmith


6. You're so vain by Carly Simons


7. Don't Give Up On Us by David Soul



8. I started a joke by Bee Gees


9. Crying in the rain by The Everly Brothers


10. Put your head on my shoulder by Paul Anka



There goes some of my favourites. The products of pure talent, hard work and genuine emotions, things that I couldn't find in nowadays musics.

17 April 2017

The Book Depository Review

If you ask me the one thing I never regret spending my money on, it would be books.

So, when my sister told me about Book Depository site and the free postage it offers, I didn't think twice. FREE DELIVERY WORLDWIDE including my country Malaysia! I was intrigued!

I find it very difficult most times to find website that offers shipping to Malaysia, let alone free delivery, so don't judge me for being OVERLY EXCITED about this! :D

Anyway, I spent 2 days browsing the website before I finally had the courage to place my order. Everything sounds too good to be true, and I don't fancy spending my hard earned money on cheating website! 

So, here's the advantages of TBD based on my 2 days of 'browsing session':
1. Free delivery worldwide
2. No minimum purchase - delivery is always FREE regardless of the number of books you buy!
3. Books are not overly priced
4. The collections are HUGE! I could die of excitement lol

I decided to buy When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit by Judith Kerr as a trial, but after about 2 weeks, I still didn't hear a word from the post office guy that I decided to send them an email.

I asked them the whereabouts of my book only to be informed that they are not able to track it anywhere. So, they sent out a new one for me, no fuss at all!

However, I am still waiting for it to arrive, I'll keep you guys updated later :D

27 December 2016

Mount Trusmadi Expedition via Sinua Trail

2 weeks ago, I embarked on a journey to the top of Mount Trusmadi, the second highest mountain in Malaysia with a few friends from my Mount Kinabalu expedition.

Despite being the second higher, it offers a tougher challenge to its climbers compared to Mount Kinabalu.

Here, I present you our 3 days 2 nights trekking via wayaan Mannan a.k.a Sinua Trail.

Day 1  (Monday, December 11th, 2016)


At around 1.30 pm, my friends and I left Ranau for Keningau and then we proceed to Kampung Sinua, Sook to Tainiskon base camp. I was so excited because I have never set foot in Sook before, overjoyed like a child who's been given a lollipop!

Turned out, Sinua is located so far away from Keningau. About 100 kilometers from Keningau Town, it took us 2 and a half hours to reach there, excluding our special excursion to the border of Keningau and Tenom :p Anyway, thank you Arif kasi tumpang kereta :D

Then, from Kampung Sinua, we drove another 2 kilometers to Tainiskon Base Camp, the camp we were to stay for the night. The road to the base camp was quite challenging, but still accessible by non four-wheel-drives.

The shelter at Tainiskon Base Camp. We slept together openly under the same shelter, but no worries, everybody got their own bed. :D
The toilets + showers at the Base Camp. The view is breathtaking! We were advise to take our shower properly here because water won't be enough for shower at Camp 2.

The 'kitchen'


Bedtime selfie is a must during time like this!  There are spaces for our baggage at the head of our bed.
After dinner,  I immediately hit the sack as I wanted to recharge myself for tomorrow's climb. I was quite worried about my physical ability because I didn't do any training to prepare myself for this. The bed, anyway, with a structure of a stretcher, was amazingly comfortable. 

Day 2 (Tuesday, December 12th, 2016)


The next day, we woke up as early as 5 am to take a shower and to get our breakfast and lunch ready. We took the cheapest package available, so, we couldn't depend on the organizer for food.




The 'cooks' :D


After filling our tummies with cold maggi haha and bread, we immediately left the base camp for Camp 2. We trekked through 8 kilometers of secondary forest to Camp 2; the journey was challenging! 


As I know my own limit, I had some of my things brought by the porter and some on my own. They charged us RM60 one way for every 10 kilogram, it was worth it. But, being physically unfit for mountain climbing, I had my friends bring my backpack for me in the end hahaha. Thanks Bianus, Faldey, Ed and Elsa. You guys are the best ;)

The journey commenced! 





Crossing the fast river

anddddd leeches are everywhereeeee, especially when it's raining
Speaking of leeches, yes, Mount Trusmadi is very infamous with leeches. My family had warned me earlier about the leeches, so, I was quite prepared about it. Haha. I used the dry tobacco leaves as my 'leech-repellent', though smelly, it works wonder.

It was annoying though. Having to watch your every step, making sure you're not feeding any with your blood. They said, it can be under the dead leaves, behind the rocks or on the hanging tree branches (maybe?). One managed to get inside my shoes, luckily, I had already prepared myself mentally to handle it. Still, I cried. HAHAHA Thanks Salman for picking it off for me. I still remember him said "Lap tu air mata kau" HAHA

The trek from Base Camp to Camp 2


I was out of breath but yeah, must smile for the camera
After 8 hours, we finally reach the shelter at Camp 2. 



Kupi-kupi sesh with the group members
The shelter at Camp 2.
Dinner is served!

At 8.00 pm, we all settled down for the night. The temperature was freezingly cold (not Laban Rata cold, but still cold!) I couldn't sleep properly!


Day 3 (Wednesday, December 13th, 2016)


On the third day, we woke up at 2400 hrs (yes, only 4 hours of sleep), had a cup of hot milo and bread, then we started trekking through 4.2 km of mossy forest to the summit. I only managed to reach the 1st summit, because I wanted to and because I didn't want to go through the steep and muddy trail from Peak 1 to Peak 2.

So, I had all the time before sunrise at peak 1. While others were on their route to the final peak, I had my very own 'kupi-kupi' session with our guide; Bianus, waiting for the sun to emerge.

Ready to conquer the 1st summit!

0300 hours, after 2 hours of tree-climbing haha

while waiting for sunrise....

It was breathtakingly beautiful!!! My camera didn't do the view justice.
I actually quite regret my decision to settle at the 1st summit. Haha. But the beautiful sunrise took my regret away :p

After about an hour, we started our descend to Camp 2 to have our lunch and collect our bags. Then at 12.00 pm, we continued our descend back to base camp and directly back to Ranau in the evening.


6 November 2016

Arnab Village Homestay, Ranau, Sabah: How to get there?

Fancy for some fluffy cuddles on the weekend? If yes, then you should really put Arnab Village as your 'next-places-to-visit' list immediately. 

I went there once. Well, as a Ranau-ian with a mountain of ego, I feel that I HAVE to know the place. I HAVE to show the way. That ego actually brought me to the peak of Mount Kinabalu, so, well, it isn't that bad huh?

So, back to the topic, it's actually not that hard to find the place. You can get there successfully only by following the signboards,  but, if you insist on getting the instruction, you're welcome to read the caption in each of my photos :)

Please bear in mind that this is only applicable if you're driving from Kota Kinabalu, not Sandakan. 

Only 10 minutes drive from Pekan Kundasang (approximately 6km before Ranau Town) this is the first sign that tells you're on the right tract. :D


Just on the other side of the road after the first sign, you'll see the junction to Kibbas Mohimboyon Village, drive towards it.


This is how the view and the road look like.



You'll experience some stony journey, but it isn't that bad. Keep driving untillllll.....

.....you see this. Except the Myvi lol. The junction to Purakagis Village, the village where the Arnab sanctuary is actually located. It is on the left side of the road, drive towards it (turn left) and you'll find your way to your destination.

There will be cute signboards along the way, you won't lost :D


This is the hardest part. But it is passable.

And tadaaaaa....after the dangerous bridge, you finally reach your destination! :D

You can stay there starting from RM80 per night, and the facilities are excellent. And since Ranau is very famous for its beautiful intact nature, please don't expect any fancy clubs or big shopping malls here. Hehe :) Enjoy the nature and forget the busyness of your city life :)


Enjoy the rabbits! :)