After weeks of planning to hike Canada Hill with buddies training for our December 17 Mount Kinabalu climb, the day finally came and kicking off our late morning hike is this landscape of our neighbour’s bustling city from the top of Miri’s hiking hot spot.
Ethereal moments like this are neither rare nor common in Brunei but it helps to be camera-equipped when they do appear. Which is why I make sure my Samsung Galaxy S3 is within reach whenever I would go hiking at the Sungai Liang forestry park. This evening rolled like any other day — wife got home from work, changed and off we went — a twenty five minute drive — to where we regularly hike. As soon as we got out in the open, a short uphill climb revealed this magnificent landscape: combination of rays of light, heavy silhouetted trees and a fiery horizon so awesome I would kick myself silly if for any reason I did not have my phone with me or that battery was so low camera use was disabled. That would suck but maybe some day, just not today.
My kitchen balcony has all the elements of good feng shui. How do I know this? Quite simply, the term feng shui literally translates as “wind-water” in English and in that respect, the balcony gets plenty of wind, and rain water, sometimes both :). I’m an early riser, a habit that has followed me since school days and on more than a few occasions I had been blessed with picturesque sunrises especially when you factor in addition of the seasonal flock of white egrets flying in formation over my house.
Pay attention to where the sun is at the bottom of the picture in between the roofs and you’ll see where the following photo was photographed. I donated this framed and mounted piece to help raise money for the earthquake victims of Haiti and Chile.