Okay, call my life boring but I love spending time with my family, not that I am lacking of interpersonal skill and get anyone besides family to go on vacation with me .. it's just that I lost almost all my friends to motherhood. Get it? It's easy to make friends, but do you really wanna go on a vacation with them, I have a few in mind right now that I don't mind going on a vacation with but they're just too far from where I am, so family is the BEST option.
But, there are things that I hate when it comes to planning a vacation with your family, especially if you have elder brothers and sister (she is the MOST dominant ,might I add) that can basically change the plan around as they please. So, I've been talking about this trip to Sipadan Island since I don't know when, maybe months ago because I sooooo wanna go there, I know it's beautiful and it's a waste not going there when you are actually living your life on this tropical island and you only hear about how beautiful it is but never actually went there. That's pathetic. So, here's how the plan you planned turn into something else that you don't want. But, thank God, my second elder brother Richard is just like me, so since he is also a dominant male in the family, I think I can convince him to convince the others to go with MY plan. Hahaha. In your face, sister!
Me: Let's go to Sipadan Island, make a family road trip,it's been ages since we did that.
Richard: Yea, let's do that. we can stop by Lahad Datu and visit my palm oil plantation on the way there, spent a night there and continue journey to Semporna (need to go here to go to Mabul) next morning. We use Raymonds, mine and Anni's car. You can use my Prado. (*yay* )
Me: Let's do that soon .. when?
Richard: This weekend.
Me: (*thinking mode* need to go to 1Borneo, to buy new bikini, definitely need to do a bikini shot there with the girls!!, mention the road trip idea to Anni)
Anni: Yes!! Let's do it, Leo (another brother) told me there's a river in a palm oil plantation somewhere near Tawau that we can go fishing and camping. The fishes are huge, I'm sure it will be a lot of fun.
Me: Oh, we're not going fishing, we're going to Mabul and spend a night or two there, going straight from Lahad datu to Semporna.
Anni: Yeah, I know, but we can also go fishing and camping first before Semporna,
Me: (*damn it, do you have any idea HOW FAR Semporna is and how tiring it is to drive all the way there and then go fishing and camp then go to Mabul, that's not what I had in mind* - I wish I can say this to my sister, like I say, I'm almost the youngest in my family so can't say that to big sister, boo hoo)
In another area of mom's house:
Me: Richard, I told Anni about our road trip to Semporna, she say, she also want to go camping and fishing somewhere in Tawau before going to Semporna (*insert sad tone and miserable face here*)
Richard: What???!! I don't want to go fishing and camping
Me: Me too ...
Richard: So, let them go fishing and camping and we go straight to Semporna, even better.
Me: Ya!!!! (*Happiness*)
Don't get me wrong, I love my sister but I can't really say I like fishing and camping, but I'm open to that idea actually, just that it's not exciting when you already have Mabul in your mind and then someone say let's go fishing and camping in a palm oil plantation somewhere and to make it worst, chances are if we do the fishing/camping activity first, we might not be going to Sipadan after all, because everybody will be tired. Then... there goes my Sipadan vacation....
So, this weekend, my sister will not be going ... *insert evil smile here* , you know what that means!!! NO FISHING/CAMPING TRIP.
UPDATE: As of 6.00 p.m. yesterday, there was a rumors that we might be going to MANILA this weekend ... what??????? Woah .... there's goes my Mabul Island road trip out the window again. *Sigh* But, that's not confirmed yet so let's hoping that either one of these plans are coming true .... Let's enjoy the beauty of Mabul Island from picture below
P/S: Some people in Facebook needs extra time on Photoshop tutorials man .. I'm serious... it reminds me of my Photoshop works many months ago ... LOL. Now I know, the best is not to photoshop at all (except for brightness/contrast adjustment)