Probably his father is a Bon Jovi fan.
The following huge billboard / advertising signboard was spotted along a main road in Kota Kinabalu on 14th January 2013.
Granted, people like to go out and take their wedding album photos outdoors, not just in a studio, but I do not think it’s a good idea to actually pose for photos on a railway track.
Update 8 September 2013
Finally, it’s available: the official live recordings of the concert at Live Metallica, at USD0.99 per track.
21 August 2013
History has been made – the legendary rock band’s first ever concert in Malaysia has happened, and I was there among the 30,000 at Stadium Merdeka to witness the event, my second Metallica concert in 22 years! To me, they’re THE greatest rock band in the world, at least during my youth.
In all probability, not many people will choose to climb the mountain this way.
In April 2009, rock climbing pros Conrad Anker, Kevin Thaw, Mark Synnott, Jimmy Chin and Alex Honnold rappelled down Low’s Gully and climbed up a 762m granite wall, the first time such a feat had ever been done.
Blog of the feat, with breathtaking videos.
The most heart-stopping moment could be the following video at 1:07 where Honnold jumped from one side of the rock face to the other.
Low’s Gully is at the bottom
In June 2012, Yuji Hirayama, Daniel Woods, James Pearson and Caroline Ciavaldini achieved a series of unique ascents on Mount Kinabalu.
Daniel Woods on the top crux of Tinipi 9a+
Grade 9a+ is one of the hardest grades in free climbing.
My favourite photo is of Caroline on Alanga (Fr 8b / 5.13d)
I wonder if Honnold’s task could be made easier if one wore g-tek gloves.
Most of the palm oil based cooking oils available in Malaysian supermarkets declare themselves “cholesterol free”, but aren’t palm oil full of cholesterol-raising saturated fat?
On reaching this milestone on 2nd (or 3rd) August 2013: thank you, my faithful servant, since 13th April 1997.
Probably one could say we have driven it to the ground, or milked it for all it was worth, or for me to have lived the adage of: the sole purpose of having a car is to bring you from point A to B.
To put this in perspective, this is equivalent to the distance to the MOON, or driving 10 times around the earth along the Equator. Yes, you read that right, lest you might need to shop for eyesight assistants at http://www.greateyeglasses.com/.
I finally visited Tamparuli’s Rumah Terbalik (The Upside Down House in Borneo) on the 10th of August 2013, more than a year after it opened. Why so late, considering I pass by that place quite often? I shall say I waited for the place to settle down & have more attractions, to maximise value for money :-)
- the upside down house itself was quite interesting, but I found it too small, and didn’t have the WOW factor. Certainly I didn’t feel that I’d want to go back inside in future.
- However, I must say the owners have done a very good job in branding and merchandising.