Wednesday, October 27, 2010

A Wedding, islands cruise & 2010 IRB Borneo Sevens Rugby Tourney!

This month is going to be pretty exciting and eventful for me. First, there was the UMS Convocation & Tamu Gadang (which had left me exhausted!) and now, I'd be closing my October calendar with a much lighter and happier mode. Yep, I've got spring on my steps! Why so? I'll tell you why :)

Well, tomorrow's gonna be my last working day for the month. I have applied for my leave this Friday and yes, I am so looking forward for the weekend :)  My bestest friend is coming down to town from KL for the 2010 IRB Borneo Sevens rugby tourney (we are crazy about rugby!) on the 29th-31st of October. In between, we will be squeezing in a mini vacation, consisting of islands cruise excursion. According to the tailored package, we'll be cruising and stopping over to Sapi, Mamutik, Sulug, Manukan & Gaya Islands. Lordy, when my friend emailed me the itinerary, I was, WOW! It's heaven, paradise (that's my cuzzie's tagline actually) I can't even recall when was the last time I've ever been to one. Was it in 2007? 2008? memory is starting to fail me, scary that. Ah-ha, I need a new pair of bikini. I can't remember where did I store the old ones! Islands, here I coooomee... :)

On the other hand, one of my former course mate during my uni days is getting married! Blessing ceremony is tomorrow but since it's weekday and I'm working, I have to miss  that one out. However, I will be attending the wedding reception, which is going to be held this Saturday at Penampang Cultural Centre (to which I don't know where that is). Gosh, I don't know what wedding presents shall I give to the bride and groom. You see, I'm so bad when it comes to buying gifts! The only thing that I can think of is to give them 'ang pow'. I did google for wedding gifts idea and apparently, money is acceptable. Adoi..I need some pointer here..

...but of course, I'm much more excited with the rugby tourney! Last year, I also attended the same with my best friend and I had such a blast!  The anticipation, the screams, the adrenaline rush: those are the essential potion that makes me hooked into rugby! Ahem, those buff and the charging testosterones running around the field are of course an extra bonus! Ahem! Hehehe... For his year, I'm hoping that our local rugby clubs will make it to the final and win! To Sabah Eagles & Borneo Eagles and other Malaysian teams,  I wish you guys good luck! Oh, some quick facts about this tourney:

Date: 29-31st October (8.00am - 5.00pm)
Venue: Likas Sports Stadium, Kota Kinabalu
Entry: FREE!
Participating countries: unions from Malaysia, Japan, Hong Kong, Chinese Taipei, Korea, Philippines, Indonesia, Thailand, India, Guam, Singapore and Sri Lanka
Women's rugby team will be kick-starting the game on the 29th. Expected women's rugby team (unions around Asia Pacific) will be 8 teams all together!

So, rugby fans around the city, do come and cheer for your favourite teams!

Whew..a wedding, islands cruise and rugby tourney: what a great way to end my October calendar. I, for one is planning to have a friggin' blast!

Me & bestie: 2009 IRB Borneo Sevens, KK


  1. Hi mandak...Your social calendar spells FUN la hehe..I'm very sure you'll have a blast at the tournament. Do share the pics with us :)

  2. aloooo...I know, right! But of course, I'd be doing the cam-whoring thingy. super excited now!


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