A once-in-a-lifetime meeting? It made us feel blue just to think that it was the last time to see N chan's family. The last dinner with them was arranged at their relative's restaurant. I took a snapshot of their menu board to record the restaurant's name. I'd surely be back to KK with full preparation for climbing Mt. Kinabalu and drop in at this restaurant again. We enjoyed KK's local dishes and were completely satisfied.
Additionally, lots of mangosteens were served. My wife had known that they were nicknamed as the queen of fruits, but I didn't even know their name. My mangosteens debut was really fantastic. Great tastes, and easy to peel them! I like fruits, but don't bother eating fruits which need peeling. I just eat fruits on a plate after being peeled. However, peeling mangosteens was really fun and easy. We wondered how much it would cost to eat them in Japan. Could we get them in Japan in the first place? We unconsciously overate them. Thanks to this N chan's family, we became Malaysian and Borneo island's big fans.
My family line has been Buddhist priests for generations. When I left my hometown at the age of 18 to learn medicine in college, my grandfather advised me to keep the Buddhist terminology, "Ichigo-Ichie" in mind. I had a big struggle to express its profound remark in English and is this ok? "Treasure every encounter, for it will never recur."
However, I don't want to end this visit to Borneo with "Ichigo-Ichie". I'd like to visit KK again and see them. We shot several pictures with them in the lobby of Jesselton Hotel, which created an early 20th century's British atmosphere. I'll upload a picture taken together with N chan, her mother, and her grandmother. Take care and good luck to you all! I'll surely see you again!
P.S.The heart-marks in the first picture were added by lovely N chan.