Thursday, February 09, 2017

Kuching - Day 1

Been absent for a month or so. My procrastination hits once again. Travelled quite a bit during the start of the Rooster Year and before the spring festival ends, final destination to the Land of Hornbill to spend some quality time with family.

First stop of the day was to the immigration office located at Jalan Simpang Tiga, about 5km from where we were staying. 

I have never seen such barriers specifically to block cars but allow motorcycles to pass through. Only in Kuching? 

The Spring Shopping Mall is just a stone's throw away from the immigration office. Spent some time there window shopping.

If you have a keen eye, you could see I am modelling with a stick of spiral fries. Not exactly window shopping as mentioned earlier because I bought some spiral fries at the basement. Impulsive buy but definitely worth it.

Lunch time at Rock Road Seafood Restaurant was quite awesome. 

Midin vege, grows abundantly in this part of Malaysia. 

Chicken in brown sauce. The sauce was somewhat addictive when eaten with rice.

Brinjal (or aubergine as learnt by the young people born in the 90s) with minced meat with bits of mushroom and savoury gravy. Another great accompaniment with the rice. Totally yummy. 

Eunice's craze. Crab in black pepper and honey sauce. Too sweet for my liking but the crab was fleshy and fresh. 

Total damage was less than RM150 for four persons. Worth coming back again. 

As we left the restaurant, we caught sight of this. 

This is how a local parks the car. Make sure the car is parked in between the space. It probably is a domino effect from the previous few cars in front which are parked the similar way. 

I suspect the lunch had a sleep-inducing effect on me as I was knocked out for a couple of hours after we returned home. 

Soon, it was chow time again. A dinner I have been looking forward to. 

Original recipe from Klang.

Dry bak kut teh served steaming with a bowl of rice. Came here all the way to eat something from Klang. Hahaha... 

Time for bed soon. I should stop here for now. Night!

Monday, January 09, 2017

110 Shades of Blue

It was an amazing reunion with high school darlings during the 110th anniversary dinner of Main Convent Ipoh on 7 January at WEIL Hotel. Still the wackiest bunch. Keep this up, and we will never age a day in years to come. 

Note of caution:
You will see lots of blue ahead so if you don't like the colour, please skip this post entirely. :P

Most of us who had been waiting for this moment to get together since end of August last year. We made it! 

It was regretful that some of us could not join us that evening. We should really plan another one exclusively for '05 batch soon. 

The peaceful ballroom before the crazy girls murdered the silence with our laughter and non-stop chatters.

Girls in blue with the blue backdrop

Blue cocktail table

Blue refreshment. Not my fondest kind of taste. 

Donned in ao dai for the grand old lady's 110th birthday. 

After this event, I will lock it up for an indefinite number of years before I have the chance to wear it again. Or I might put on so much weight that I could only look at it forlornly regretting what my gluttony had cost me. 

Food is not the focus in this event. It's the people. 

From left: Shu Xuan, Jia Min, Li Shen, Chin Hwa, Petrina, Yi Kuan, Shatirah

Congratulations once again to Shatirah on her wedding recently!

The Lee sisters in almost the same shade of blue.  

From left: Amy, Yi Kuan, Pui Yee and Faridza

From left: Shatirah, Yi Kuan, Chee Ching, Shu Xuan

From left: Purushothini, Yi Kuan, Maple, Mabel

Mei Yann and me

Wei Li, the brainy and class rep. Also my add math tutor during one of the school holidays once. So, so glad to meet you again!

On the yellow carpet with Shatirah before the arrival of the Sultanah 

We are just so in love with the yellow carpet. 

With the iconic backdrop for the evening

A photo with Mr. Phuah, my Physics teacher way back in Form 4 and 5. I was always bugging him those two years because of the challenge I had with this subject. Hahaha...

Another shot with the girls. 

I met a twin from Vietnam! Thanks to Amy for the lovely shot. 

Happy birthday once again! 

Tuesday, January 03, 2017

Happy 2017!

Happy new year, everyone! 2016 has passed by as swiftly as it came. I just want to wish everyone a blessed 365 days. Correction: Technically, remaining 363 days as this post came late.

As usual, new year resolutions are not my forte and I shall just live my life in the moment till 2018 comes along. 

Here are some stroopwafels to whet your appetite on the third day of twenty seventeen. 

My breakfast on this spectacular morning