Kota Kinabalu Shopping Complex near CNY

Chinese New Year is a week ahead and I too was doing my shopping for a new shirt and pants this new year. Then came into my mind to compare what all the shopping complex had been prepare  or specifically to see what decoration that they have done to their shopping complex. Since I am going to walk around to get the best shirt and pants that I like to wear for the whole year (wear for the as long as it is ok and I can fit XD ) so it was a good opportunity for me to take a picture on them.

So after class this Thursday, I spend my time to go and have a walk at 1Borneo. As expected from them, it was decorated really well and beautiful. Being at 1Borneo is rather a good choice if you wanted to take picture for this Chinese New year.

Beautiful CNY Decoration at 1Borneo
Beautiful CNY Decoration at 1Borneo

Then after being in 1Borneo, I drive my car all the way to Centre Point Kota Kinabalu. It was a great place to go for if you are searching for hand phone and stuff since from my observation compare to other places Centre Point has many phone shop than other shopping complex. By the way, here is the decoration that was done in Centre Point. Its quite simple but still it was beautiful tho.

CNY Decoration at Centre Point
CNY Decoration at Centre Point

And this is the last place I go for shopping on the Thursday.

Then the next day, after finishing the stuff at home, I decided to go out again to search for some good item for this Chinese New Year. Then I went to Wisma Merdeka since it is well known as the best place for attire shopping. It was not so big as 1Borneo or Centre Point but inside there is a lot of clothes that you can buy. By the way not all is branded like in 1Borneo. Here is the decoration that they’ve done.

CNY Decoration at Wisma Merdeka
CNY Decoration at Wisma Merdeka

Forgot to mention, there is one Tokayaki Shop in Wisma Merdeka. It was pretty good to eat.

Then next I went to the newly open Suria Sabah. Nothing much to be expected from here since it is newly open. The shop here is almost like in 1Borneo but I wont talk much about that since I will review it next after it has fully open. Here the Simple Decoration that they’ve made.

CNY Decoration at Suria Sabah
CNY Decoration at Suria Sabah

There is actually 1 shop that I wanted to take picture there. But I afraid here is like in 1Borneo where picture taking is not allowed. I always take picture secretly in 1Borneo but not in Suria Sabah this time. Plus by the time I saw the shop, there is the Suria Sabah Security Guard walking near me so I decided not to take any picture at all. From the picture you can see lots of shop still close and we will actually be able to see something better than this in the future.

Then the last place I went in Friday was to KK Plaza. For me what interest me the most in this place was the shoe shop there. By the way you could also shop clothes and Phone here too. I stop a while in this place as I was attracted with the EOS camera on the display. Here is the decoration that they have done for this Chinese New Year

CNY Decoration at KK Plaza
CNY Decoration at KK Plaza

There is not much of a decoration since there is usually no events in here.

The next day on Saturday, I remember there is 2 more place  that I wanted to go. Which is Wawasan Plaza and Karamunsing. But on that day I just decided to go Wawasan Plaza since I have to went to Centre Point and Wisma Merdeka again to check the currency exchange. In wawasan Plaza Parkson Grand is making its warehouse sales. There is a lot to be expected from this sales if you are searching for cheap and good quality stuff. By the way, here is the photo.

CNY Decoration at Wawasan Plaza
CNY Decoration at Wawasan Plaza

Here is the place where Wawasan Plaza always make their events. That day itself I was hoping some event will be held here. But so sad that there was no event for now. This is the simple decoration that they have made.

The last place that I will go is Karamunsing. I expect the decoration there will be beautiful. By the way from all the shopping complex, 1Borneo has the most beautiful decoration. Congratulations to them as they are working hard to make everything beautiful for us to see. Hope the other shopping complex will decorate their place more in the future since it will be good if the shopper are able to take some beautiful picture of yours.

Time to seek Grand Duke’s protection

Chinese New Year Is coming and there is lots of things that we need to understand and to do. While I remember I will be 23rd by  this year according to the Gregorian Calender, I suppose that I am 24th now following the lunar calendar. So I do escaped the negative incident. By the way Praying is what so important to do by Chinese New Year. It’s not always about festivals but it is about how you pray and wish at the new year eve so that you will have another 1 good year.

Enjoy the news from the star; http://thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2010/1/31/nation/5585712&sec=nation

Sunday January 31, 2010

Time to seek Grand Duke’s protection



BATU GAJAH: The dawning of the lunar new year means that believers will once again seek protection from a deity known as the Grand Duke of Jupiter to ensure a good year ahead.

Caretaker of the century-old Kuan Tai Temple here, Chew Lam Sen, said it was common for people to request protection from the Grand Duke and to minimise bad luck.

Festive offerings: Chew showing the paper cuttings and effigies for the Chinese New Year ‘change of luck’ rituals.

Those who had previously sought protection would also have to show gratitude by making offerings to thank the Grand Duke, he said.

Another common ritual, he said, was the offerings of prayers to acquire good luck in the new year.

“Those who wish to go through the ritual has to be in the temple on certain days deemed good days according to the Chinese almanac,” said Chew, 70.

“However, we can use a paper effigy to represent them if they are unable to turn up in person.

“All that needs to be done is to write the person’s name at the back of a paper cutting and we will perform the change of luck ritual for them,” he said.

He said those born in the year of the Tiger, Monkey, Boar and Snake were deemed to have offended Tai Sui and should make offerings to him in the new year.

Those born in the year of the Horse and Dog would have to appease the “five ghosts”, he said, adding that those born in the year of the Tiger and Monkey would have to make offerings to the “sky dog”.

Chew said it was advisable for those whose age ended in the digits of three, six or nine this year to undergo the ritual to prevent negative incidents.

End of Destiny for a new Destiny

It was last Friday on 22nd of January that I learn there is a photography competition holds by DBKK. I learn it through their website when I was searching for their address for our visit to their solid waste landfill  (Class Visit).

Knowing that the competition is there, I have kept within me some interest to join it. While time is so short and I was also busy with some assignment plus having some of my time playing Destiny Online. Then because I have so many things to do, I was not able to complete the picture. I did not join the competition. And I sure feel so bad about it since I was not able to compete with other photographer and learn how much do i need to improve my photographing techniques.

Since photographing is one of my hobby and I Love it a lot. So i decided to stop one of the distraction. It was removing Destiny Online Games in my life. It was a really fun game and there is a lot of good people inside too. And there I learn about my dream and it actually helps me to go back to the right track.

So here I am, to remark today as the day I work for my dream and walking through whatsoever destiny that awaits in front. And get a better grips of my life. Hope I will be able to stand true to myself and pursue my dream more than I can ever be.

By the way here is the picture that I hope to send for competition..

I just want to see how well it will go but then I wont make it this time. The competition already end at 5pm today so I wont be able to make much from it.

Visit here to learn more about the competition http://www.dbkk.sabah.gov.my/en/content/news/more/377