I See You at the Summit

“Thousands of tired, nerve-shaken, over-civilized people are beginning to find out that going to the mountains is going home; that wildness is a necessity”

John Muir

Perhaps I am one of those tired, nerve-shaken, over-civilised people that I think mountains sometimes felt like home.

This year I made few trips to Kubah National Park. It is about 40 minutes drive from Kuching.

I took the waterfall trail earlier this year then I climbed till I reach the submit on Labour’s Day.

The last time I went there was a couple months ago with my The Borneo Post SEEDS colleague Sendou.

For those who are physically unfit, the trails could be difficult.

But those who who extremely fit, Kubah’s summit Mount Serapi is a piece of cake.

I enjoy my every trip there and I highly recommend everyone, not just tourists but especially Sarawakians to pay this park a visit.

Here is a brief introduction about Kubah National Park according to Sarawak Forestry Department’s official website:

“Almost every visitor to Kuching has seen Kubah National Park, whether they realise it or not. This massive sandstone ridge with its three mountain peaks – the 911m high Gunung Serapi and the slightly smaller Gunung Selang and Gunung Sendok – is clearly visible from the Kuching Waterfront. Situated only 22 kilometres from Kuching, Kubah is not only the most visible but also one of the most accessible of Sarawak’s National Parks.

Kubah was established in 1989 because of its exceptionally rich plant life, and only opened to the public in 1995. The Park covers an area of 2,230 hectares, and comprises the heavily forested slopes and ridges of the Serapi range. At heights of between 150-450 metres, Kubah’s soft sandstone is punctuated with bands of hardened limestone which have created a number of beautiful waterfalls.

Kubah’s most famous feature is its palms. Almost a hundred different palm species can be found in an area of just over 22 sq km, making Kubah probably the richest palm habitat for its size anywhere in the world. But Kubah’s palms are not only abundant – they are also historically and ecologically important. Many of Kubah’s palms were first described by the great Italian botanist Odoardo Beccari (1843-1920), who spent 3 years in Sarawak from 1865 to 1868, and recorded his findings and experiences in a remarkable book, Wanderings in the Great Forests of Borneo.

As well as its palms, Kubah has many other striking attractions; its spectacular primary rainforest, its rich selection of orchids and ferns, and its crystal clear jungle streams, waterfalls and bathing areas, to name just a few. The rainforest scenery has even caught the attention of Hollywood; in 1987 Gunung Serapi was the principal film location for Farewell to the King starring Nick Nolte – as you approach the entrance to the park HQ you will see the film set to the right. The Sleeping Dictionary, starring Jessica Alba, was shot in the nearby forest foothills adjacent to the park, which provided a stunning backdrop for the film.

The forest at Kubah is mixed dipterocarp, with small areas of scrub forest and isolated patches of kerangas. This rich forest, the park’s proximity to the coastline and its general terrain all ensure that Kubah is home to a variety of wildlife, including bearded pigs, 50-plus bird species (including argus pheasants and black hornbills), sambar deer, mouse deer, civets, porcupines, squirrels and numerous species of amphibians and reptiles.”

Check my photos out, peeps!

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I see you at the summit, love

I see you at the summit, love

I see you when we both tired

I see you when our shirts stuck to our sweaty backs

I see you when we raise our arms we could touch the sky

I see you when our legs almost give on up us

I see you when we feel ashamed of ourselves because

Like our legs, we too almost give up

I see you when we are both in awe

In awe with what God gave us in view

In awe with what God gave us in each other

So

I see you at the summit, love

~p.h , 14/07/2015

Enjoy Life

Someone asked me before

What do I do to enjoy life

Then I thought

Do I need to ‘do’ to enjoy life?

Do I need put an effort to enjoy life?

Do I actually need to wake up and think what to do to enjoy life?

While I lie down in my bed

I enjoy life

While I sit on the king’s throne

I enjoy life

While I receive parking ticket

I enjoy life

While I blinded by the sun

I enjoy life

While deafen by the traffic 

I enjoy life 

While I burnt by the hot kettle 

I enjoy life

While I read a book 

I enjoy life

While I listen to Sofia Karlberg

I enjoy life

While I envy of Lang Leav

I enjoy life

I don’t do something to enjoy life

I just live

To enjoy life

December

If you are at home, December could be the best time of your life.

But if you are living far from home, this is the month you avoid shopping malls, Facebook, Youtube, Twitter, Instagram, anything on Earth that remind you of Christmas.

Basically you avoid life in the month of December.

Let Me Walk My Own Way

DSC_0144Let me walk my own way

Let me stumble

Let me fall

Just let me walk my own way

Let me scratch my knee

Let me fall on my face

Let me stable myself on my palms when I fall

Let me walk on my way

Let me get lost

Let me circle the place

Be it dozen times

Be it hundred times

Be it thousand times

Let me walk my own way

Because

Eventually I will stop circling

Eventually I will walk ahead

Eventually I just pick myself up

Eventually the scratch will disappear

Eventually the wound will heal

Eventually I will find my way

If you just let me walk my own way

Copyright belongs to Patricia Hului.

Oct 16, 2014. 

Tears

Tears

They are like a windscreen cleaner

They are like your windscreen cleaner that clear your vision as you drive in heavy rains

You know one of those magic windscreen cleaner that called ‘Rain Away’

 

Tears

They are like a life cleaner

They clear your vision in life as you go through your day with heavy heart

You know it is okay to tear once in awhile 

Your windscreen need to be cleaned anyway 

My Heart Sank Every Time We Never Said Goodbye

There are two things I disagree with Sir Elton John; first is same-sex marriage, second is when he said sorry is the hardest word. I bet he never had to say goodbye.

My heart sank every single freaking time when we say goodbye. It’s funny because we talked for hours on the phone every night when we are apart.

It sank when he looked at me and said, “I love you”.

It sank when he kissed my cheek after he said, “I love you”.

It sank when he did not say goodbye, but ‘I’ll see you again”.

It sank when it felt like we don’t  need to say goodbye as if,

as if,

as if,

We will grow old together,

as if,

as if,

Death will never separate us.

My heart sank every time when we never said goodbye.

The Beauty of a Poem

The Beauty of a Poem is 

No one has to know what it means

The reader does not has to know what it means

The writer does not has to know what it means

 

The Beauty of a Poem is

It is just a bunch of tangled words derived from the deepest

Yet clueless

Part of one’s heart

 

 

If you try to know what it means

What is the beauty left there in it?