Since last year, I’ve been thinking about going up Mount Kinabalu in 2010 to celebrate my 30th birthday. But I got so immersed in work that April came and left without a trip booked. So when one of my good friends Chai Yen called me up and asked whether or not I was keen on taking up a last minute opening for Mount Kinabalu, without thinking, I just said yes.
Even though I only had three weeks notice, even though my fitness level was at its lowest point as I hadn’t been working out regularly, even though I was bogged down with a backlog of work, I said yes.
And when I said ok, I realised that it was all in place.
This was gonna be my third time up Mount Kinabalu, on the month of my third anniversary as a full-time photographer, on the year I turned thirty – it was a multitude of threes 😉 Coincidentally, after I was done with preparing the layout for the below pictures, I realised that most of the below formation was in three’s. Funny how the subconscious mind works!
How was the hike third time round? Honestly? I was bloody knackered BUT I absolutely loved every bit of it! As we hiked up the mountain, it was a great time for reflection – on my family, friends, career and just how lucky and humbled I am to be able to make this journey again up the mountain, to revel in the beauty of the surroundings, to realise that at that point in time, I felt like the most blessed person on the face of this planet. Yes, I think the high altitude got to my head.
Before I end up emo-ing even further about how I felt throughout the entire trip, I best shut up and let the pictures do the talking. Without further ado, here are some of my favourite images from the trip 🙂
Mesilau trail is so much more scenic compared to Timpohon *heart*
Hi there, lil buddy!
Some parts of the trail was like a scene out of Lord of the Rings. I was expecting a hobbit to hop out at any point in time :p
We were blessed with absolutely gorgeous weather!
Hello love 🙂 We meet again!
You wouldn’t even be able to tell whether or not I had snot up my nose in this get up :p