Kota Kinabalu: Post-wedding eating & drinking

After the wedding party, we still had a day and a half left to slowly get over our hangovers and enjoy KK at leisure. Pix from my phone cos i was feeling lazy to carry a camera.

“Aunty Cammy! There’s a poo poo on your back!”

As if wedding dinner wasn’t enough, Mattrena treated us all to a glorious seafood dinner KK-style.

Clem is such an auntie sometimes.

Ohhh i loved pulling out the grilled siput (sea snails) with a toothpick and eating them. Such simple grilled seafood that tastes great.

Our hosts did all the ordering and it was brilliant. We had egg yolk crabs, mantis prawns, snails, prawns, vege, fish head curry and coconut pudding. My favourite dish that night were the mantis prawns – its flesh is easier to get to than crab, but i believe it’s more springy and tasty. I’m making myself salivate as i type that. Another new thing we tried was this coconut pudding. It was so fresh and yummy, some of us did extra takeaways…

We went to: Welcome Seafood Restaurant
Address: Lot G15-18, Ground Floor, Kompleks Asia City, Phase 2A, Jalan Asia City, 88300 Kota Kinabalu.

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Mattrena’s Wedding!

Three couples living in one apartment getting ready for a wedding in one hour is… impossible. People fighting for the shower. Queueing to use the iron. Guys whining how they have to iron. Kenny whining for Cammy to iron for him (which she did). Clem whining WHY he has to iron his shirt till i got a second opinion (Cammy) and she interjected that he really shoulD iron it. Marcel not bringing the right clothes for the wedding theme, not being able to find clothes his size in KK, and stressing what he brought that would match the best. Girls fighting for mirror space and me barking at Cammy for blocking my ‘light’. Helo came in to borrow the hairdryer. My ironed dress ended up creased so i had to re-iron it before we ran out the door. Clem shaking his head at how Helo’s and my dress seemed a little bit transparent in the bright daylight. I comforted him that it’d be dark soon and besides, where was i going to find a replacement outfit then!?

Matt looked nervous. “You look like you’re gonna throw up,” I said helpfully.

me, Helo and Clem

Clem thought it was unnecessary i asked for a picture together when we first arrived. My answer: “You know what’s gonna happen later? We’re gonna get DRUNK and not end up with a picture together…” I was right. Neither of us took a picture together after this one.

Double rainbow = extra lucky!

Mummy Eve and Dylan

Najwa has the most exquisite features.

Little Frenchie and Chinky children! AWWW

Father of the bride, and beautiful bride!

Yiu Lin & Deb. I stole some shade under their brollies cos it was drizzling lightly and i was protecting my dress and bubbly.


I remember the first few times i met Matt was when Serena and i were hanging out at events and he’d join us cos he wanted to see her. And i was thinking, “Oh, another guy going after Serena la la la.” And then it got serious ;) After some time, i accidentally met Clem through another friend. We got together. And i found out that Matt actually helped Clem get his job in KL cos they were both in the same uni in France. What a really small world.

My fave pic of Yiu Lin while the sun was setting behind her

When Serena was getting ready to throw the bouquet, this cat above made a face and shielded herself with the brollie. Oh i couldn’t stop laughing.

Serena’s dress and shoes were made specially for her by Sonny San of Eclipse

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Kota Kinabalu – 24 hours prior to Mattrena’s wedding

A bit more than a week ago a bunch of us flew to Kota Kinabalu for Matt & Serena’s wedding.

I’m the most last minute person when it comes to traveling… I pack last minute, i’d call Taxifoo to come just an hour before check-in closes, and i’m sometimes late for both those things cos of work or traffic. Clem hates it and tries to book the taxi earlier now, and i call him an uncle for being so early. But because i pity him stressing out, i made sure THIS TIME i packed and was READY at least 30 minutes before the taxi came. It felt really weird. Never in my life have i got ready in time! In the end, the taxi was 30 minutes late! So i sat on the sofa for an hour doing nothing. Maybe i’m just not MEANT to be early at the airport.

Looking down on a beautiful scene like this makes me love Malaysia so much!

Clem and i were on the same flight as Lucas & Helo, so us four grabbed a taxi and joined everyone else who was at a restaurant bar called Cock & Bull. With all our luggage. I kept on checking on my bag lest someone walked away with it without anyone noticing. Though i must say that a few hours later… i completely forgot about checking on it -_-

After dinner, the bride and groom and most people left. I thought we’d pace ourselves seeing the wedding night the next day would be havoc, but noooooo some of us just don’t know how to GO HOME AND REST.

Kenny, Clem, and Brandon who took the wonderful wedding pix. I was enthralled by stories of gangsters, bodyguards and drugs; something different from my world of beaches, holidays, clothes and care bears.

William and Cammy

Well. We ended up going to bed at 4am. Before that, i felt so hungry after all that drinking, but thanks to Cammy’s foresight, had takeaway crabs to eat from their dinner woohoo! So we sat on the couch in the 3-bedroom apartment we rented and gnawed away at egg yolk crabs which seriously felt like heaven right then.

Next day we miraculously woke up at 10am. We = minus Clem. We went for this local pork noodles brunch that Serena describes as “eating fluffy clouds” cos the koay teow and pork is really soft and flavourful. I’m not sure whether clouds are flavourful but i like her description of it all the same.

No picture of fluffy cloud pork koay teow cos i just didn’t THINK OF IT. Blogger fail.

After brunch we went to this massage place that Kenny claims is the best in our area, having tried out 5 places. He was right tho. And it was crazy value too. I paid RM80 for a 2-hour massage (1 hour foot, 1 hour body). The masseuse was extremely precise in pressing the muscles and it felt soooo good. I couldn’t help tipping her RM20 cos i felt she deserved it. Two days later they told one of us that their wages were RM500 per month with 2-4 days off/month. Gosh! RM20 must have been an extra big tip to her then!

Massage place we went to is called: De Lanna. C-02-02 Warisan Square, Jalan Tun Fuad Stephens.

After the massage Kenny and i caught a taxi to Pan Pac Hotel where the rest were hanging out by the pool. Everyone was eating and i ordered percik chicken wings that i had thrice during the 3-nights i was in KK! It’s so good. I still think about it till today. I love you Pan Pac percik chicken wings!

Helo hee hee.

Next blogpost is long one on wedding night!


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