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Kuching Festival 2015

August 1st, 2015 · Nobody Surrendered

Yesterday was the first day of Kuching Festival 2015, happening at Dewan Masyarakat located at Padungan. Went there to look for dinner with my parents.


Never went there on the first day, this year is the first.


Walked, walked, walked… It rained! Luckily not heavy and we had our umbrella with us. Apart from the usual stalls you see every year, there’s surely some new stalls, and a lot of new ice cream stalls! Goodness! It’s more like ice cream fair than food fair. All sort of ice cream from hand crafted ice cream, to popcorn ice cream, to gelato, to yogurt, to macaroon, and more!



These are some stalls we tried, yakitori and pizza.

Before we headed home, fireworks lighted up the sky, the rain had stopped too. It’s been awhile not coming so close to one. It was the launch last night. Normally they will do it on Saturday night, the 2nd night but this time on a Friday night, the first night.

Have fun at Kuching Festival! I usually will go there about 3 to 4 times a week hehehe…

Categories: Food Porn · Uniquely Kuching

Port Dickson (6-10/7/2015) – Part 1

July 26th, 2015 · 4 surrendered

Went to Port Dickson way back in 2013. Didn’t expect to go back there anytime soon. Didn’t stay a night there, it was just a pit stop and we went to the Royal Port Dickson Yacht Club for early dinner.

Few weeks back, was informed rather last minute on this trip. Oh well… For work purpose with a bunch of colleagues…


On Monday afternoon, we flew to KLIA2 and the hotel van came to pick us up. Grand Beach Resort Port Dickson (5th Mile, Jln Pantai, 71050 Port Dickson, Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia) was our home for almost a week. Apparently, it’s not too far from Royal Port Dickson Yacht Club. Isn’t it fun to go to a beach resort and have your meeting there? Duh… It’s work dude?!?! Not holiday. Fun? What fun? Well… A little fun, yes… Lots of fun? No… *LOL*


Luckily… I was being assigned with my own room and I got a queen sized bed!! At least I don’t have to share a room and got all the privacy I needed. The hotel is more than 20 years old, they are still undergoing a series of refurbishments. It’s not easy to maintain such big property located at the beach. However, I’m sure it will be a good one once all renovations are done.


Every room has its own balcony. The view I got is exactly what you see in the photos. Was lucky that I managed to swim in the pool but didn’t get the time to play at the beach. At least I got to wear my swimsuit or else it will just stayed there in the luggage not getting worn hahaha…

Basically, in this post, I’m just sharing with you slightly about the hotel and will let the photos to the talking. Oh… Irene is getting lazy… The last post was more than a week ago! Busy busy busy…



First night, our dinner was the resort’s Ramadan Buffet. It’s dark, my camera isn’t very good in taking proper photos, it’s old and the focusing is a bit off too. Ah… When to get a new one? Don’t take much photos with camera these days, just with my phone, quality is rather hopeless too. Didn’t try much of the food, no appetite, wasn’t feeling very well too as I was still sick during the trip.


Left: Breakfast at the resort, these are just starter, I forgot to take photo of my main course hehehe…
Right: The view once I got out of my room.



These views are from the following rooms…

A collections of our breakfast and lunch for the 2nd and 3rd day.



That’s about it on the resort I stayed.

Next post will be a few-hours trip to Melaka and Putrajaya just to break fast with other Muslim colleagues.

That’s all for now… Finally a post after more a week!

Categories: Food Porn · Going Places · Negeri Sembilan

GST oh GST…

July 17th, 2015 · Nobody Surrendered

Haven’t have the time to post anything yet… Was away for almost a week last week due to official duty. Came back and have to continue with tonnes of work and also to help with GST filing as the first quarter is due soon!

I’ve been busy with the filing since I got back from my trip. Still not done yet. So much to do, what’s more I’m not well-verse in accounting. However, at least now I understand roughly how the system works. Just that the problem now is that the system we subscribed to seem to be flawed, there’s some bugs in it which is causing me to have to calculate things manually. Found out the system is generating wrong amount which can affect the amount to file. Because of this, I had to use Excel to do the calculation as I always press the wrong number on calculator. I’m not well-verse in using Excel too at least it solve my problem in calculation for now especially with a string of numbers. However, still cannot trace where the system got the output tax value. It should very straight forward to get the value but some how the amount generated isn’t tally with my calculations. Oh dear… Worst come to worst, just file it based on whatever the amount the system generated.

I’m not an accounting person… I always almost flunk this subject in school. Even almost failed my master because of this subject but some how I passed by luck. Now… Me to do this?!?! WOW! At least it’s not that hard, all I need is just to key in the numbers and result generated by the system, only problem is there’s a LOT to key in -.-” From April to June!

So many hiccups trying to file the GST. The GAF file generated by the system isn’t accepted by TAP. Duh… So have to fill in the fields manually. Fine… At least the figures are already there for you to copy and paste into the designated fields. Then who knows… Came another section which force you to key in MSIC code, what the hell is it?!?! Found out what it’s all about but couldn’t find the industry codes I need! GOSH! Sure is giving me headache. I’ve yet ti find a conclusion to this part.

Anyway, enough of the rant. I just hope I can file it in time! Or else we’ll be in deep trouble. Sigh… Should be able to go back to normal update after filing this thing.

GST oh GST… You sure are making my life difficult…

Oh! Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri! Enjoy the long weekend.

Categories: Randomness

The Junk

July 5th, 2015 · Nobody Surrendered

The Junk (Wayang Street, 93000 Kuching, Malaysia) is no stranger to many people. Awesome place with yummy food. It’s been around for a long time. Very happening place. They serve fusion of Italian, Western and Asian cuisines. Can you believe that it’s my first time dining here? Fear not! It’s not an expensive place, the price is reasonable and portion is generous. Its unique interior is also one of the key to its success.


This is one of the sections available. Every section has different style and feel.

We ordered 2 dishes for 3 persons. In fact, it’s a bit too much for 3 of us, 2 average and 1 small eaters. Should just order one for three of us. Don’t be fooled by the photos, looked small but in actual fact it’s huge!

Left: Duck Mango Salad (RM38), oh my my! It’s great! Refreshing salad. Highly recommended. Sweet and sour dressing with chunks of mango, slices of duck meat, fresh vegetables, and chicken floss(if I recall correctly). This is so big that we were full just eating this.

Right: When the pizza came, we were like… Hmmm… Shouldn’t have order the pizza. We’re already full. Nevertheless, we still eat because we didn’t want to waste food, and it cost us RM28. This is margherita pizza. Simple basic thin crust pizza but tasted great.

Nice place to go. One of best places to hang out in Kuching. No wonder so many people like it here and the business is good! Always packed, better do your booking if you are to dine here.

Gonna be away for a week starting tomorrow and hopefully will have some interesting things to update by then. Cheers!

Categories: Food Porn

Macam-Macam Ada Mega Buffet at Grand Margherita

June 28th, 2015 · 2 surrendered

Got the chance to go to the annual Original Macam-Macam Ada Mega Buffet of Grand Margherita (Jalan Tunku Abdul Rahman, 93100 Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia) to try out their Ramadan buffet. My first time eating here.


Huge buffet! Mega indeed! We were there quite late and couldn’t take much photos as all the food were already “damaged” by the diners hahaha… Too many people to take proper photos too. First step into the poolside area, I was trying to grasp for air, HOT and STUFFY! Goodness… Sweats were practically trickling down from my forehead and neck. The hot weather wasn’t helping. I really pity those who work there, how to work in such heat?


They are collaborating with many sponsors and chefs from other places too.



International and local cuisines. There’s Penang stalls serving Penang laksa, char kueh tiaw, lo bak, and har mee. Also have sushi.

Very true to its claims, macam-macam ada! All sort of things available. The buffet is just too big! Means, you have to walk a lot to get your food. Imagine a hawker centre except you are not served but you have to carry your own food. I spilled some of my Penang Laksa gravy along the way… Oppsss…


Left: Not just outside at the pool where you can get food but also in the restaurant itself. A lot of choices in and out, hard to choose what to eat.

Right: From the Penang stalls. I had the Penang laksa and lo bak. It’s so hot, the laksa was slightly spicy, made me even hotter *LOL*. Lo bak was good.


Left: Satay and some grilled vegetables. The former was great, very tender; the latter was not bad too especially the capsicum… I love capsicum.

Right: Sought after sushi… Poor chef working non-stop, one-man show too.


Left: They have pizza but I didn’t eat any of them, I gave it to my other dining partner. I was a bit stuffed.

Right: More sushi *LOL* However, I didn’t like the sushi, I rather have it in a Japanese restaurant. The quality wasn’t quite there. I guess it was because the chef had to prepare so much to feed so many people. Kind of pity the chef with no help.


Left: The craze of gula apong ice cream, they follow the trend too. Good quality ice cream but not much of the gula apong taste. Couldn’t find crushed peanut or almond flakes, it would be awesome to have them! It was so hot that the ice cream melted so fast!

Right: The dessert… We took this whole plate to share but we couldn’t finish them, just a bit of each. Too sweet -.-” Couldn’t taste much but sweetness only.

Overall experience, it was above average due to the heat and the buffet was too big and spread out. Food was as expected.

The buffet is still on until 16th July. Adult is RM100nett while children is RM50nett. For the price you are paying with such selections, it’s reasonable. Just be sure that you don’t mind the heat. For more information, call 082-532111.

Categories: Food Porn