Sunday, November 28, 2010

Journey to Chengdu

Finally !! I am able to blog about my fun-filling trip to Chengdu, China. I was thinking how should I blog. Should I blog in sequence of the trip or I should go by themes. Well, I think it'll be a little mix of it. It'll be in sequence but in themes. That mean, I'll break into several post. =D

Excited to board at Low Cost Carrier - Terminal (LCCT) with AirAsia X.

Took off at around 5something p.m. and we reached there at around 10 something at night. By that time we check out and meet our tour guide, it was already 11p.m.

Reached our hotel and we were hungry, as you know, you need to pay if you want to eat in AirAsia X and it's not filling. >_<

By the way, here is the tour guide that we are so unsatisfied about. Will be told in later post.

Our tour guide in Chengdu, DuDu

Anyway, DuDu showed us the way from our hotel to some shops for food. Surprisingly, the city of Chengdu is very quiet as compared to city like Beijing or China. Most of the shops are closed but luckily that is one small shop selling mee is still open.

2 of the famous local mee is as written on the sign, "Qiao Mian" and "Pu Gai Mian". Yeah, I know what you thinking of the 2nd type of mee. Pok kai mee (Pok kai mean fell down or broke in cantonese), huh .. 

We tried the first one that night.

Saw the master chef making the mee. He uses the knife to cut into pieces straight into the boiling soup. It is something like "Pan Mee" in Malaysia but the texture of this mee is way softer and yummy.

Can you see how fast is it ??? And i manage to capture the dropping of the mee slices !! Woot !!!

The noodles !! Looks a bit oily, eh but it's super yummilicious or is it just me being too hungry?

For your information, Chengdu is the part of the Sichuan province. Thus, Sichuan people loves hot and spicy a lot. Especially those with 5cm layer of oil on top. 

We also had their local beer, Snow to serve with the food.

This is the beginning of one of the most memorable journey that I ever had. 

Blogger Problem: Undefined Date

Something's wrong with my date displayed ...

Anyone know why?


Found out the root cause .. First, it's the html code where instead of the normal setting. Previously, it is shown as "Friday, 12 April 2009". That's the reason why all my post are of the same dates.

After changing, the date became "Undefined".

So, the next step is to change the "Formatting" in "Settings" as I am using a third party template.

Hope it'll somehow help if anyone of you facing the same problem .. =)

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Mee Jawa Restaurant

On the other day, my parents decided to introduce me to this Mee Jawa Restaurant at Solaris Hartamas. Remember about my blog post on the Arabic Cuisine? Say yes pls ... =P It was at the same place though I didn't wrote the address as I couldn't get the address. =(

Anyway, so here am I at Mee Jawa Restaurant. Although it is a new shop there but Mee Jawa has been in existence in Kuala Lumpur area such as Tropicana, Pavillion.So, some of you could have tried it. As for me, I don't really recall trying it as I am not a fans of Mee Jawa.

Sorry again for the poor quality of my camera phone. This reminds me of bringing my DSLR everywhere I go .. !! But that day, I am having class before that, so it is impossible for me to actually carry my DSLR to class.

I quite like the ambience there. It is cooling and relaxing. They have free wifi too.

Not many people yet as we were there at around before 6p.m. Not too sure how it would be at night.

The shop itself is quite UNnoticeable because it is located at 2nd floor unless you actually look up from the main room without being already attracted at some of the nice restaurants like the Arabic Cuisine at the ground.

As for the foods, we tried ...

Mee Jawa itself of course

 Asam Laksa. I myself quite like the soup. It is filled with fish meat but to warn you, it is those fish with lots of small bones. So, if you don't like fish bones, I suggest you not to order this. But still, it is worth trying.

Char Kuey Teow. One word: Nice ... =)

All comments above are according to my taste bud and according to the mood of the chef of that day.. XD Because I would think that these foods still up to individual's preference ... 

The price is reasonable with this kind of ambience at this kind of high class area i.e. Hartamas.

Lot A1-G2-09, 
Solaris Dutamas,
50480 Kuala Lumpur.
Tel : 012-282 7109

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Somewhere over the Rainbow

Some people says make a wish when you see the rainbow.
I say the rainbow had made my day after a long working week.

Took this during my way back home with my lousy camera phone while I was driving stopping for red lights to turn green. Wanted to take with my DSLR but by the time I run to my room and get my DSLR, the rainbow is slowly fading and couldn't capture a nice shot of it.

"Never stop hoping because one day you'll see the beautiful rainbow - Yean"

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Harry Porter and The Deadly Hallows

Yes. The long waiting 7th episode of Harry Porter is finally out in cinema. However, based on the novel, the movie is broken into 2 parts of which Part 2 will only be released in June / July 2011. Kinda long to wait lorh.

Are you a Harry Porter fans? I suppose almost everyone that I know would watch Harry Porter movie although they might not be the fans of the novel. So, have you still remember about last movie?

Hint hint: Albus Dumbledore is dead.

The three of them i.e. Harry Porter, Hermione Ginger and Ron Weasley once again has made a great comeback although they have grown up unlike in the first movie where all are still in the kid look. Hehehe ...

The characters are still the same as before. Harry is still the quite and calm person. Hermione is the smart and easily gets angry while Ron is the blur person. I still love Ron a lot. He is still being him who made the people in cinema laughed for a while when the story is getting tensed.

Some of the famous characters in the movie. Able to recall their name in the story?

They are Lord Voldemort, Bellatrix and Greyback. =D

and oh, my favourite elf, Dobby. He seriously touches my heart in this movie. *sobs*

So, if you do follow the series of Harry Porter, do not miss out this opportunity to watch it ya. Although the Part 2 is in 2011, I think such great movies should be watched at cinema with the surround sound and the big screen. It is really worth paying for the ticket. =)

Monday, November 15, 2010

Music: Anthony 倪安东 - Sorry that I loved You

Woot. My bf has new song !! Enjoy !!

Anthony 倪安東 - Sorry That I Loved You

作詞:倪安東/Skot Suyama
作曲:Skot Suyama

For all of the times that I tried for your smile
For making you think that I was worth the while
So your love love love love love would be mine

For sending you flowers and holding your hand
That no one was there to take a stand
But then love love love made us blind

And I`m so sorry that I hurt you
Sorry that I fell through
Sorry I was fallin in love with you
Im sorry that it came true but sorry doesn`t turn back time
For all that I have done to you
I wish that I could make it right
So sorry that I loved you
Sorry that I needed you
Sorry that I held you tight

And Im so sorry for...
Making you love me and saying goodbye
For being the one that taught you how to cry
It was love love love and it passed us by

For giving you every thing that you dreamed
For taking it back when I fled the scene
Sorry love, for wasting your time

And I`m so sorry that I hurt you
Sorry that I fell through
Sorry I was fallin in love with you
Im sorry that it came true but sorry doesn`t turn back time
For all that I have done to you
I wish that I could make it right
So sorry that I loved you
Sorry that I needed you
Sorry that I held you tight

An apology now after all of this time
Won`t make any difference tonight
But im hopin "im sorry" will open your mind
To love love love love in your life

Sorry that I hurt you
Sorry that I fell through
Sorry I was fallin in love with you
Im sorry that it came true but sorry doesn`t turn back time
For all that I have done to you
I wish that I could make it right (tonight)
So sorry that I hurt you
Sorry that I fell through
Sorry I was fallin in love with you (I was falling in love)
Im sorry that it came true but sorry doesn`t turn back time

I`m sorry that I loved you
I`m sorry that I hurt you
I`m so sorry that I loved you
I`m so sorry that I hurt you

I`m sorry that I loved you....

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Malacca: Where History of Malaysia Begins

Continuing from my previous blog on Treasure Hunt, here I would like to introduce a little bit of the famous Malacca in brief.

One special thing about this state is that most of the historic building are still being well preserved despite the upcoming developments to help the local economics to grow. I could say that this place is different from the scenery you always see about Kuala Lumpur. This is because Malacca was once conquered by Portugese then the Dutch.

First, the famous dutch building that is in red colour. Below are the famous Christ Church in Malacca.

Secondly, St Paul Church.

St. Paul himself

Then, when you are there, some of the famous food that you MUST eat.

Chicken Rice ball

of course you eat with chicken, :P

You also must try the Cendol. According to my friend, the shop below is the famous for the Cendol. They also have the famous Nyonya Laksa which I did not have a photo of it which you can try there too.

Talking about Nyonya food, Baba & Nyonya is a culture where you can find in Malacca or rather, it started there. Baba is addressed to Male while Nyonya are for Female. It all started in the late 15th / 16th century where traders from China across the sea stop by at the Straits of Malacca for trading, then when they were to settle down here by marrying the local Malay girls.

This is why you can see a lot of Chinese culture around especially their houses. It look like a Malay house but with Chinese design.

This is just a brief of Malacca with the pictures that I've got in my file. There's definitely more than this about Malacca.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Blogger Problem

Something's wrong with the blogger where it says "server rejected" when I try to upload multiple photos and I am kind of lazy to upload one by one now.

So, post postponed.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Been feeling very tired this week especially since that I came back from my holiday and been working until the latest 6.30pm almost every day this week + have to travel back and forth to Shah Alam imagining the jam.

Nevertheless, this audit can say is one of the task that I enjoyed very much. Although it is stress with the work, but I actually enjoyed working with my colleagues, we joke around, we have lunch together, we discuss all the things under the sun, almost.

Yet I've so many things that I want to share with my readers here. Please forgive me for my slow update, ok? As I need to filter my photos and choose the best out of the best to be shared with you guys. =)

Till then, stay tune for the following updates.

Malacca Trip (continuous from Treasure Hunt 2010 post)

My Holiday Trip to Chengdu which I will break into several posts

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Treasure Hunt 2010

While I filter and resize my photos taken during my 9 days trip, let me update something else first which I should have post it earlier.

Every year, my company would organize a Treasure Hunt activity. This year would be my first time joining the hunt. I was so excited and nervous at the same time because I am so afraid that I could not help my team in deciphering the questions. I was also appointed as the driver for the team.

Our team were given the name of Chicas Superpoderosas which according to my colleague, it mean the Powerpuff Girls in Spanish. This is because our team consist of 4 girls. Seriously, don't ask me to pronounce it because I don't know how and even until to-date, I can't remember that name .. I only remember it as the Chicas. Hehehehe ....

My initial thoughts of Treasure Hunt was we are suppose to decipher the clues given and to find for the treasures. I never knew it does not only consist the treasures which we have to buy and there are about 35 questions or so where we have again have to decipher the clues and guess which name of the shop along a row of shops. Other than that, there is also Photo Hunt which I think I am better in doing that. Hehehe...

Well, obviously during the hunt no photos are taken. =D

Anyway, this year hunt are to Malacca. Our starting point was from Kuala Lumpur and end at Malacca.

We stayed at Renaissance Hotel which is not too far from the town itself. 

During the night, we will have dinner with the theme "Melaka Dalam Sejarah" (Malacca in History) because Malacca is where the history of Malaysia begins. So, to suit with the theme, we are encouraged to dress up maybe in British Colonial, Baba & Nyonya etc. Our team decided to dress in Nyonya style.

How do we look ?? Nice ??? Better say NICE !! =P

Surprisingly, a lot of the them dressed out of my expectation. For example,

Rabbit, turtle and deer

They also haven games and performance which I myself enjoyed very much watching.. Hehehe....

Boy Gaga .. They are good ...

How many can you fit into the big sarung?

They also have the best dress male, female as well as teams. I only managed to capture for Top 3 Best Dress Male and Female.

Top 3 Male

Top 3 Female

He won as the Best Dress Male

Towards the end of the dinner, the organiser would then reveal all the answers and the winners. There are 60 participating cars and Top 40 teams have prizes to win. So, we manage to win ourselves RM50 although we did quite badly.

Now that I know how the game goes, I shall be better next year and be in Top 10 !! =D