Thursday, November 21, 2013

Day 2: Excitement to Panic at KK

Good morning 2nd day in the City of Kota Kinabalu!

+Jomar+Wayne, and I had breakfast together. I particularly like the chicken wings they served today. After preparing for our beach trip, we went down at the lobby and met with +Svet+Mitch, and +Lorna+Chelle and +Murphy are waiting at the lobby of the other building.


We started walking going to the Gaya Street Sun day Market where they are selling all sorts of things. Some of us decided to buy this cold Malaysian drink while +Jomar and I were busy hacking portals. Next thing we know, Wayne started shivering and Mitch is hugging him trying to keep him warm. We started giving out the shawl that we have ready for our beach trip. I have a cardigan in my bag and gave it to Wayne as well. Thanks to +Lorna and +Murphy for helping us find the nearest clinic. Later on, an ambulance fetched Wayne to be tested in the Queen Elizabeth hospital (a public hospital).


As soon as the ambulance left, +Lorna treated us to some delish Chinese noodles with some huge meatballs (no extenders) at Kedai Kopi Melanian. We, then, purchased bread and KFC for Wayne and Mama Chelle.


We headed to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital I and was roaming around looking for Wayne and Chelle at the emergency room. No one could understand us. Thankfully, Lorna was able to find parking already and helped us ask. We were informed that Wayne was at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital II. He's looking much better but his fever is still up. They are testing him for dengue and malaria.

After that, we checked-out Wayne's room in +King Park Hotel Kota Kinabalu and packed his stuff. We went back to the hospital and bonded while exchanging stories. Thank you very much to +Lorna and +Murphy for helping us and driving us around KK.


At around, 4:00PM the results were declared negative and we could all go home. We decided to swim at the beautiful Le Merdien swimming pool while munching on some Malaysian-flavored chips. We even enjoyed our time at the hot whirl pool - it was so relaxing!

After the bonding and relaxation, we went out to buy dinner at KFC because they're the only open store. We watched random series and shows on TV then Mitch, Svet, Jomar, and I decided to call it a night and went back to our hotel.