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Restoran Xin Shi Jie

November 18th, 2015 · Nobody Surrendered

After we got back from the mountainous drive, it’s time for dinner. Had dinner at Restoran Xin Shi Jie (No. 21-G, Jalan Semenyih Sentral 4, Semenyih Sentral, Selangor Darul Ehsan, 43500 Semenyih).

Was quite exhausted already, not really in the mood to eat so just simply ordered some food which according to my bro, these are their signature dishes. Have not much details of the food. Just to share where you can find good food in Semenyih.

Mixed bean, crunchy and fresh. A little on the spicy side.

Left: Salted egg yolk deep fried calamari. This is highly recommended. I like it.

Right: Xin Shi Jie’s signature taufu. It tasted as it should.

Overall, the food is good and affordable. Just one thing though, don’t sit near to the cashier area if you can’t stand cigarette smoke. The lady owner is one hell of a chain smoker, goodness… First time I see this kind of smoker.

Categories: Food Porn · Going Places · KL/Selangor · The West Side

Fraser’s Hill

November 8th, 2015 · Nobody Surrendered

The Fraser’s Hill is a hill resort located on the Titiwangsa Ridge in Pahang, Malaysia. We went there straight after checking out of Genting Highlands. It’s more than an hour drive but I don’t remember how long exactly was the drive. After a long winding drive, going up, up, up, we finally reached the place.

Was expecting a lot of human activities there since it’s one of Malaysia’s most popular nature and highland resort destinations. Yet, it’s deserted. You see more monkeys, birds, bees, ants, and etc. than human *LOL*

Temperature was quite nice. Very quiet place. We thought we could have our lunch here but couldn’t find a proper place for it. The only nearest choice is at Puncak Inn but we decided to just went down the hill to find food instead.

Almost all the attractions were closed. I guess it’s not holiday season, that’s why they don’t bother to open it.

Nevertheless, I did enjoy the nature photography here. Took these with my almost 8 years old Canon IXUS 80 IS.

Left: Monkeys everywhere! More monkeys than human hahaha… They seemed to be moving from one location to another. I’ve not seen so many of them before. It’s amusing to see them moving around via the cables rather than on the ground.

Right: One of the attractions, Allan’s Water. It was closed that time.

We just drove around and went down as there’s not much things there to see and do. However, if you would like to enjoy the nature and peace and quiet, this is a place to go especially during normal days. There’s many resorts for you to stay. Don’t expect anything else. I’m not sure about the holiday season but I think it should be rather happening.

At least, I’ve been here after learning about it back then in primary school. Another destination in Malaysia visited.

Categories: Going Places · Pahang · The West Side

Aurora Saturday Buffet Dinner

October 30th, 2015 · 2 surrendered

17th October, Aurora Court, the all-day dining restaurant of Merdeka Palace Hotel & Suites(Jalan Tun Abang Haji Openg, 93000 Kuching), launched its Aurora Saturday Dinner Buffet.

All sort of appetizers, salad, umai, rojak, gado-gado, you name it. The local appetizers were pretty good. While the salad was just normal, your usual salad, make your own, how to go wrong with that? *LOL* Local ones require more skills and unique.

After that, hot dishes. When I go for buffet, I don’t really like going for hot dishes, I will only go straight to its signature items.

This is the thing I’ll go for in Aurora Saturday Dinner Buffet. Mongolian BBQ where you can witness live cooking by the chefs. Pick your fresh ingredients, fish, chicken, vegetables, and more. I’ll just have these, no rice. Yum yum!

By the way, the fruit carvings were done by the executive chef. There’s a section dedicated to fresh fruits. Fruits are good for you.

The chefs who would be cooking for you ;) New executive chef, Fadill, with his team.

Left: Chicken rice is available upon request. Roasted or steamed chicken, or both. I would just go for the chicken hahaha… I’m not touching any rice most of the time if I’m having buffet.

Right: The carving station where you can find roasted duck or chicken, smoked lamb or beef or chicken. Every week is different.

Carving station is also my favourite section. Never missed! Tender and juicy… Oh yummy yummy!

Dessert corner that I will not be missed too. If not, sure will be not be satisfied.

My favourite dessert for the night, red velvet with cream cheese layer. Just not fond of the kiwi on top. Fresh fruits on the wrong type of cake just irked me. The cake size was small but that’s the whole point as there’s still other desserts to indulge. Pportion is great. Too much can be too overwhelming.

Delicious desserts. Not sugary sweet, the sweetness was acceptable. As you know I don’t really like sweet things but these were just right for me. What you see here is just partial selection, there’s another corner with other cakes too.

Bad dessert will ruin my whole dinner. Hence, good dessert is very important for me. They did it well as compared to other hotels I went before. Normally, I’ll get extremely sweet desserts which would end up untouched on my plate but not here. I cleared everything :P

Aside from that, there’s ice cream and ice kacang section too. Well… I’m not really into ice cream or ice dessert after buffet.

If you are interested to go to Aurora Saturday Dinner Buffet at Merdeka Palace Hotel & suites, it is available every Saturday from 6.30pm to 9.30pm.

Priced at RM86nett per adult, 50% OFF for Child (5-12 years old)

Inclusive of free flow cordial drink.

Come in a group of 5 adults, the 5th adult onwards get 20% OFF. The more the merrier!

For further inquiries and details regarding Aurora Saturday Dinner Buffet, please contact 082-258000 ext 8061 (Aurora Court) or F&B Office ext. 8004 (8.30 a.m. to 5.00 p.m.)

Categories: Food Porn

First World Hotel & Plaza

October 22nd, 2015 · Nobody Surrendered

Get to revisit Genting Highlands and stayed a night there. Good thing the hotel is refurbished… Phew… Stayed here back in 2008.

Left: As with almost 10 years ago, the lobby is still the same except now with a lot of self check-in and out machines. Such big hotel, you really need those. Salute those people maintaining and running the property. Not an easy job.

Right: The newly refurbished room. The bed and pillows were more comfy and the duvet is much better now too. Got the standard room located at the old wing.

The toilet configuration is really up to your luck. We had two different setups.

Left: The toilet, shower, and sink were all in one space. Normal configuration of any hotel room’s bathroom.

Two on the right: Toilet, shower, and sink were located separately at a corner. Same as the one I stayed in 2008.

The former was more comfortable to use, the latter was not that convenient and very narrow. I cannot imagine people who are very big size to squeeze into that tiny toilet and shower. I’m so petite and was feeling the space constraint already, cannot imagine really…

Another downside is the shower in general. The shower temperature was hard to adjust, a little adjustment can make a huge difference.

Oh! No view too. You’ll be seeing windows of another side hahaha… Who cares… Nothing can be seen at night anyway.

We requested for non-smoking floor, good thing we got it, at least our rooms were not smelling of cigarette. However, the corridor… Goodness… People just don’t care! They smoked there. So uncivilized.

I love how they have a water dispenser around the corner for refilling drinking water.

Overall, I’m satisfied with the stay. Cleanliness was there so it’s good.

Paying USD3.82 for these two rooms is a very good deal already. Hehehe… Total was USD28.82, I had enough points from one of the Online Travel Agent to get enough discount. Why waste? Of course utilize the benefit.

The new wing. Pay a bit more and you can get rooms at this wing. I was just too calculative to pay a bit more even though I had massive discount already. I was just praying high and low that the old wing’s rooms were refurbished. Took the risk and phew… Lucky!

Nothing change here… Still the same old same old when I came here for the first time in 2008.

A candy shop. Had fun seeing them making the candy.

Didn’t do much there but just walk around. We called it a night at around 8pm.

Breakfast at Nyonya Colors. Took the set. None of them in the photo on the left we liked… Tasted so-so. Very expensive breakfast. The only thing I like was the half-boil egg but it’s very expensive. Oh well… What to expect eating here? That’s their price range. I don’t remember how much but was definitely paying double to triple of the usual kopitiam‘s price.

After breakfast, we check-out. We drove down with very minimal visibility due to the fog. First time experience such fog. Rather scary but we reached the lower part of the mountain unscathed.

Goodbye Genting. Till I see you again but don’t know when LOL!

Categories: Going Places · Pahang · Review It!

Etude Drawing Eye Brow

October 14th, 2015 · Nobody Surrendered

Totally forgot to blog about Etude Drawing Eye Brow. Got this almost a year ago. Using it everyday, took me about 10 months to finish using it. Now, I’m waiting for new one to come. In fact you should be able to get it from any Etude shop but I bought mine from Ebay. After conversion, it’s less than RM15, I’m sure it’s quite highly priced here.

It has two ends, one the liner, another the brush. I seldom use the brush though. Easy and simple to use. I got dark gray because black is just too black. However, gray black is still a bit too dark, so I have to use very light stroke when I draw my brow for more natural look. This time around, I ordered gray brown.

The head is slanted, it’s great for the brow. No sharpener needed, just twist it to reveal more product. Sweat and smudge proof. However, not recommended to go for swim, it’s gone after my swim.

Since I’m on my second purchase now, so yes… I do recommend it.

Categories: Girl Stuffs · Review It!