Tuesday, September 6, 2016

MAPPING THE WEST OF BEKENU



Not exactly a "travel post" but technically, I did travel to another place, also I really like some of the shots so why not right?


So originally, we were supposed to head off to Kundasang-Ranau, Kota Kinabalu for a fieldwork excursion but unfortunately, just two days before the trip, a 4.0 magnitude hit one of the exact area we were supposed to map out.

The disappointment upon receiving news that the trip was cancelled was real, I've already started packing and finished preparing my map, all in the excitement that it was going to be, albeit a tough one week but definitely an enjoyable one. But shit happens, so instead, the fieldwork was changed to some place closer. It spanned out for a total of 4 days and covered a large area.


The place we mapped out was an hour drive from the central town of Miri itself, and despite it being the same rock type as the ones we saw back in Labuan, it was intense. The weather was unforgiving and brutal.

(One of the outcrops we visited)

(Approximate scale representation of the bedding surface)


 (More resistant beds jutting out from the beach floor during low tide)

 (End of day 1, and a very happy belated independence day to Malaysia!)

 (at least, the sunset was an absolute killer that evening?)

 (Storms rolling in)

 (One of the outcrop we visited on day 2)

 (#views on the way back to Marriott at the end of day 2)

 (shade underneath almost collapsing trees while discussing about the outcrop)

 (fossilized bivalve found in a sandstone bed!)

 (almost perfectly preserved fossilized gastropod)

 (end of days 3's work of art)



(end of day 4!) 

Ran on less than 2 hours of sleep in order to complete the correlation of the different outcrops we visited, I've said it before and I'll say it again, much respect to people who make maps because first hand experience taught me that it isn't easy, especially not under pressure and a short window to complete it. To give a better insight, here's what we were supposed to do:


Basically all the little pointers inside the pink box show areas where we visited  and took GPS readings. Using the power of the internet and our current knowledge regarding mother Earth, we were supposed to use the very limited information we had to infer the geology that was going on underneath the ground and display it in the map (which took up approximated 24+ A3 sized graph papers might I add).


No matter how well planned out everything is, life can always happen and disrupt it. Guess you gotta play the card you're dealt and make the best out of what you've got.


15 comments:

  1. All of us did not get to go to Kundasang because of your mommy who is just too nosy and called the PVC asking "can curtin assure the safety of my little obnoxious kurap kitties?". Why did your mom not call Dom and ask her first? She was the one in charge of this whole trip. All the other students already spent money and some got visa....how are they gonna ask the immigration? "Oh KK earthquake...". It was a report made by police, use your mind that grew from your loose back door, child...Now you and your sister see who are your true friends....none... im out beaches

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      AnonymousSeptember 7, 2016 at 7:43 AM
      All of us did not get to go to Kundasang because of your mommy who is just too nosy and called the PVC asking "can curtin assure the safety of my little obnoxious kurap kitties?". Why did your mom not call Dom and ask her first? She was the one in charge of this whole trip. All the other students already spent money and some got visa....how are they gonna ask the immigration? "Oh KK earthquake...". It was a report made by police, use your mind that grew from your loose back door, child...Now you and your sister see who are your true friends....none... im out beaches
      AnonymousSeptember 7, 2016 at 7:46 AM
      LOL! Mapping bekenu while you can go to Kundasang. No wonder everyone hates you and your sister!


      I love internet trolls lmao, first and foremost, sincerely sorry that mother nature screwed us all over and messed up the KK plans for us. Secondly, I understand that you're upset but before you run that mouth of yours, please do refer to ->
      http://monstershavefeelingstoo.blogspot.com/2016/09/heads-up.html
      Thirdly, whom I spoke to was a staff of Curtin University as well, so I personally do not see what's wrong with asking them for further information?
      Regarding visas, I'm an international student too, so I was required to spend money in order to deal with immigration formalities as well, "child". Adding on, if you would like to make this a matter of money, my parents had to pay twice the amount of tickets, hotel fees and so on and so forth. Not sure what you meant by the police report but I'm just gonna ignore it.
      My mom did what, in my opinion, what any normal parent would do; in any event of a natural disaster, it is perfectly normal to ask if it's safe to enter that area.
      My argument is that a 4.0 magnitude, NOT 1 OR 2 but a FOUR magnitude on a ritcher scale hit the EXACT area we were supposed to map, albeit no one got hurt, I would say it's better to be safe than sorry, again refer to: http://monstershavefeelingstoo.blogspot.com/2016/09/heads-up.html because I've explained myself there.
      I don't know about you but I'm sure you're about 20/20+ years old studying SECOND YEAR SECOND SEMESTER in a UNIVERSITY so please do grow up and think about it for a bit. This isn’t high school anymore so I do urge you to stop it with the REALLY unnecessary drama because I'm sure both you and I have more than enough assignments to keep ourselves busy.
      Man, I ain't even gonna start about the whole "true friends" things lmao, I've more than enough friends I know I can count on back home, so losing a few fake ones over something that is so INSIGNIFICANT is not a biggie to me. People come and go and I'm not into forcing relationships and friendships with people who have no intention on keeping the thing alive anyway.
      Judging from your message and the way you have decided to convey your "thoughts", I feel sorry for you. I'm sure your parents raised you better than this instead of teaching you to hide behind a gray face TRYING to attack me on a social media platform. If you're so unsatisfied and do not believe, you're more than welcome to come and talk to me personally and see for YOURSELF the messages that was sent. Don't hide behind a screen acting all tough and mighty on your high horse when you do not even know what really went on. Again, I do hope you get all your frustration and hate out of your system, maybe y'know go for a spa or something and immerse yourself in peace and serenity, no bad vibes bub and have a good night x



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    2. "Jie, let's buy nasi katok to buy back our friends.....seniors too!"

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    3. Hello again, please don't be salty that you didn't get any, always welcome to hit me up to get a pack, they are really good so I understand you getting all pissy at 930 in the morning about it!

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  2. LOL! Mapping bekenu while you can go to Kundasang. No wonder everyone hates you and your sister!

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      AnonymousSeptember 7, 2016 at 7:43 AM
      All of us did not get to go to Kundasang because of your mommy who is just too nosy and called the PVC asking "can curtin assure the safety of my little obnoxious kurap kitties?". Why did your mom not call Dom and ask her first? She was the one in charge of this whole trip. All the other students already spent money and some got visa....how are they gonna ask the immigration? "Oh KK earthquake...". It was a report made by police, use your mind that grew from your loose back door, child...Now you and your sister see who are your true friends....none... im out beaches
      AnonymousSeptember 7, 2016 at 7:46 AM
      LOL! Mapping bekenu while you can go to Kundasang. No wonder everyone hates you and your sister!


      I love internet trolls lmao, first and foremost, sincerely sorry that mother nature screwed us all over and messed up the KK plans for us. Secondly, I understand that you're upset but before you run that mouth of yours, please do refer to ->
      http://monstershavefeelingstoo.blogspot.com/2016/09/heads-up.html
      Thirdly, whom I spoke to was a staff of Curtin University as well, so I personally do not see what's wrong with asking them for further information?
      Regarding visas, I'm an international student too, so I was required to spend money in order to deal with immigration formalities as well, "child". Adding on, if you would like to make this a matter of money, my parents had to pay twice the amount of tickets, hotel fees and so on and so forth. Not sure what you meant by the police report but I'm just gonna ignore it.
      My mom did what, in my opinion, what any normal parent would do; in any event of a natural disaster, it is perfectly normal to ask if it's safe to enter that area.
      My argument is that a 4.0 magnitude, NOT 1 OR 2 but a FOUR magnitude on a ritcher scale hit the EXACT area we were supposed to map, albeit no one got hurt, I would say it's better to be safe than sorry, again refer to: http://monstershavefeelingstoo.blogspot.com/2016/09/heads-up.html because I've explained myself there.
      I don't know about you but I'm sure you're about 20/20+ years old studying SECOND YEAR SECOND SEMESTER in a UNIVERSITY so please do grow up and think about it for a bit. This isn’t high school anymore so I do urge you to stop it with the REALLY unnecessary drama because I'm sure both you and I have more than enough assignments to keep ourselves busy.
      Man, I ain't even gonna start about the whole "true friends" things lmao, I've more than enough friends I know I can count on back home, so losing a few fake ones over something that is so INSIGNIFICANT is not a biggie to me. People come and go and I'm not into forcing relationships and friendships with people who have no intention on keeping the thing alive anyway.
      Judging from your message and the way you have decided to convey your "thoughts", I feel sorry for you. I'm sure your parents raised you better than this instead of teaching you to hide behind a gray face TRYING to attack me on a social media platform. If you're so unsatisfied and do not believe, you're more than welcome to come and talk to me personally and see for YOURSELF the messages that was sent. Don't hide behind a screen acting all tough and mighty on your high horse when you do not even know what really went on. Again, I do hope you get all your frustration and hate out of your system, maybe y'know go for a spa or something and immerse yourself in peace and serenity, no bad vibes bub and have a good night x



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  3. Im just here for the drama! *grabs popcorn*
    "FIGHT FIGHT FIGHT!!!"
    or
    "CALL YO MAMA"
    imma lmao for this!

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      AnonymousSeptember 7, 2016 at 7:43 AM
      All of us did not get to go to Kundasang because of your mommy who is just too nosy and called the PVC asking "can curtin assure the safety of my little obnoxious kurap kitties?". Why did your mom not call Dom and ask her first? She was the one in charge of this whole trip. All the other students already spent money and some got visa....how are they gonna ask the immigration? "Oh KK earthquake...". It was a report made by police, use your mind that grew from your loose back door, child...Now you and your sister see who are your true friends....none... im out beaches
      AnonymousSeptember 7, 2016 at 7:46 AM
      LOL! Mapping bekenu while you can go to Kundasang. No wonder everyone hates you and your sister!


      I love internet trolls lmao, first and foremost, sincerely sorry that mother nature screwed us all over and messed up the KK plans for us. Secondly, I understand that you're upset but before you run that mouth of yours, please do refer to ->
      http://monstershavefeelingstoo.blogspot.com/2016/09/heads-up.html
      Thirdly, whom I spoke to was a staff of Curtin University as well, so I personally do not see what's wrong with asking them for further information?
      Regarding visas, I'm an international student too, so I was required to spend money in order to deal with immigration formalities as well, "child". Adding on, if you would like to make this a matter of money, my parents had to pay twice the amount of tickets, hotel fees and so on and so forth. Not sure what you meant by the police report but I'm just gonna ignore it.
      My mom did what, in my opinion, what any normal parent would do; in any event of a natural disaster, it is perfectly normal to ask if it's safe to enter that area.
      My argument is that a 4.0 magnitude, NOT 1 OR 2 but a FOUR magnitude on a ritcher scale hit the EXACT area we were supposed to map, albeit no one got hurt, I would say it's better to be safe than sorry, again refer to: http://monstershavefeelingstoo.blogspot.com/2016/09/heads-up.html because I've explained myself there.
      I don't know about you but I'm sure you're about 20/20+ years old studying SECOND YEAR SECOND SEMESTER in a UNIVERSITY so please do grow up and think about it for a bit. This isn’t high school anymore so I do urge you to stop it with the REALLY unnecessary drama because I'm sure both you and I have more than enough assignments to keep ourselves busy.
      Man, I ain't even gonna start about the whole "true friends" things lmao, I've more than enough friends I know I can count on back home, so losing a few fake ones over something that is so INSIGNIFICANT is not a biggie to me. People come and go and I'm not into forcing relationships and friendships with people who have no intention on keeping the thing alive anyway.
      Judging from your message and the way you have decided to convey your "thoughts", I feel sorry for you. I'm sure your parents raised you better than this instead of teaching you to hide behind a gray face TRYING to attack me on a social media platform. If you're so unsatisfied and do not believe, you're more than welcome to come and talk to me personally and see for YOURSELF the messages that was sent. Don't hide behind a screen acting all tough and mighty on your high horse when you do not even know what really went on. Again, I do hope you get all your frustration and hate out of your system, maybe y'know go for a spa or something and immerse yourself in peace and serenity, no bad vibes bub and have a good night x



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  4. Lol 18 people died during the earthquake in kk in 2015. There are chances the 4.0 mag could be followed by more earthquakes as this is prone to happen. Lucky I would say for that to not happen.

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    1. Exactly right? Don't understand how they can't grasp something so simple.

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  5. omg obel, wen u gon get it güd ma homie, get em down wicked ma baby boo, mi casa in me pants baby boo. Me härt u <3

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  6. Obelina Chin Shiean, you do not deserve to be treated like this, I feel very sorry for you. It is going to be okay my child, I will treat you right, after your last breath. Till we meet again.
    Love, Lucifer

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  7. Can you all stop fucking harassing her over the internet? Do you all know how pathetic it seems?

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    1. Some people are unfortunate enough to be born without a brain, what to do?

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  8. I was mad at the first time when realise the entire trip got cancelled, but what to do? Continue cyber bully? Just talk to her face to face.
    Btw, i need refund for entire cost!

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