Friday, January 14, 2011

Cerok Tokun

At 6:50am, we looked too vague to each other.

At an elevation of 473m, I had been huffing and puffing for 2500m, Cerok Tokun had then awakened. We thus started off with some trivial things about daily life, and gossiped about girls who used to overtake me. I am not going to bore you with the details.

We also touched upon Mengkuang Dam that looks different every time I am here. The view can be misty, hazy, bright or gloomy.

I played back“The Butterfly Lovers' Violin Concerto” that I used to listen while winding through the jungle trail. “We will rock you” is nice but we were not ready for that.

And sunrise was beautiful with a portion of her shoulder being shown.

Life was even greater if I did bring along a thermos flask of green tea.

25 comments:

George said...

You have a beautiful relationship with Cerok Tokun, and your photos of her in the morning light are wonderful.

One said...

I imagine you are very fit. So much climbing and yet your hand are still very stable to take such beautiful shots!!!

RNSANE said...

I may be the only one but I would love to hear about the girls who used to overtake you. I suspect you did not even give them a run for their money, you old rogue, you!! Oh, but that was in your younger days, yes?

The pictures this morning are so breathtaking beautiful, rainfield. I doubt I could have hiked with you but I can sit and sip green tea while at my computer and thoroughly love the music which I've posted on Facebook, along with info about your wonderful blog.

Misalyn said...

So breathtakingly beautiful!

Icy BC said...

Gorgeous view, Rainfield, and your photos show it!

Next time, do bore me with the detail about the girls that overtake you :-)

Malay-Kadazan girl said...

Green tea is good for health. What time did you wake up, hiking and watching the sunrise. Did you have to bring a torch along.

p3chandan said...

Spectacular view up there Rainfield, gorgeous photos,can actually smell the cold fresh air!

Bengbeng said...

it all looks so lovely..pity i had to miss the Mengkuang dan though

Diane AZ said...

What a beautiful morning at Cerok Tokun. Fantastic sunrise and view of the dam.

rainfield61 said...

Hahahahaha....

I thought I am a silly little old man all the while, but I am an old rogue now.

And this old rogue cannot sleep well during the weekend. He used to wake up at 6:00am for the date with Cerok Tokun.

The trail is dark, but no torchlight is needed, because Cerok Tokun will wake up very soon.

Ruthi said...

oh... so breathtakingly beautiful. love all your photos.

Sharkbytes said...

That would be a beautiful place to share a cup of green tea with you.

CH said...

I tried to count my steps for the 2500m this morning.

I did not hear any Violin Concerto.

You might not be there today.

But the scene is beautiful.

jyothisethu said...

beautiful blog...
i liked the pictures and write up...
congratulations...

Mei Teng said...

I will be going hiking tomorrow with a friend. Feel like getting some fresh air.

Regina said...

These are incredible! They look like paintings! Mountain hiking makes me huff and puff- the imagery was delighful! I'm going to have to make it a point to listen to the Butterfly lovers-

Frieda said...

Your pictures are wonderful. What a beautiful landscape.
I felt like walking there when I read your words :-)

Arti said...

What beautiful pics... You can see the mist below in the mountains, wow...
Have a nice day:)
My Yatra Diary...

AVCr8teur said...

The view is breathtaking, but only for the bold who can wake up that early and hike that far. Don't forget your tea next time.

Ginnymo said...

Wow! What a beautiful view you have!! By the way. I drink green tea all day long and that is all I drink.

Paul Garden said...

That was a breathtaking view of Cerok Tokun. I may want to take a hike there with my wife some time. Hopefully, we can see the sunrise too.

silent moments said...

I would have given anything to be in that lovely mountain range right now!

Amin said...

Wonderful photos!

eileeninmd said...

Rainfield, your views of Cerok Tokun are just beautiful. Is there another story about the girls overtaken you? Wonderful photos and I enjoyed your story.

wiseacre said...

wish I could stand next to you and enjoy the views.