The last two days have been really fun! Yesterday morning I went into hospital for a quick ward round and then to meet my supervisor, before finding out due to KK being a largely Muslim area, lunch breaks are long, from 11-2 on a Friday, so I got to go home pretty early!
I then went to explore Manukan island which was a lot bigger than Sapi. I took a packed lunch of mee goreng and just chilled on the beach all day, with a little bit of a walk through the jungle too. Not too far however, as I was only in flip flops but will be sure to explore further when I go back one day! In the evening, I headed over to the boys apartment, which is gorgeous!, for some drinks before we headed out to meet the girls to watch Sabah play football! It was a fun night, apparently Sabah were awful (I can't confirm as I know nothing on football!). We bought football shirts to show support after Mark and I did some serious 'good cop bad cop' haggling- obviously I was the bad cop! Sadly, but unfortunately not surprisingly, Sabah lost. 3-1 I believe...! It was such a funny evening- Likas stadium seats 35,000 people, but there can't have been more than a couple of hundred people there.
Once I got home, I planned on going to bed, but got roped into salsa night at BiruBiru Cafe (the bar downstairs). I am awful at dancing but Brian, the salsa instructor, pulled me to my feet and insisted we dance the night away. He taught me the basic moves for salsa, bachata, and kizomba. So I'm basically a pro now! (Jokes). I must have improved a little over the course of the evening, or maybe the people in the bar were getting incredibly drunk, as I got a round of applause by the end of the night! Then I gladly went to bed, dancing badly is exhausting!
The next morning, I had a lie in until 11, then went back to Sapi island for the day as the boys were headed there. We saw a huge monitor lizard, and just chilled in the sea and on the beach. The boys also played cricket but I was happy sitting in the shallows, keeping cool as it was boiling. So funny as well, most of the boys are so pale that they were constantly running back to their bags for hats and tshirts to cover up their progressive burning!
After catching the speedboat back to the mainland, I bumped into a few of the girls where we sat at Jesselton Point whilst they were having a beer. They had been scuba diving today and it sounded amazing! I can't go until my fillings have settled down (4 weeks!) but am keen to finally get my qualification whilst I'm out here, it's so cheap and the diving is supposed to be amazing.
Later in the evening, we went back to El Centro for some drinks. The boys then headed out to explore Bed, the local nightclub, with great excitement, having read promises of 'scantily clad singers gyrating on stage and attempting to belt out classic pop'. It sounded fun but I felt a little tired so left them to it, however am looking forward to the feedback tomorrow!
Back home now, catching up with Anya- she's just become an auntie to the most gorgeous little baby girl- welcome to the world little one!- before getting to sleep before another day of chilling tomorrow. The way of life in KK seems so laid back, it's an amazing place to be for our elective!