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Restoran Chuan Kie ( 全记小菜馆)

October 6th, 2015 · Nobody Surrendered

When was at Genting, we went to Restoran Chuan Kie (29-30, Jalan Jati 1, Goh Tong Jaya, Genting) for lunch. Seems like a popular place to go for food, so we went to try it out too.

Left: Business is so good that they have to extend to next door.

Right: Their signature crispy fried pork (RM16), very crispy, the sauce is sweet and slightly salty. Something different. Great to go with white rice. Taking it alone is a bit too sweet due to the sauce. However, the more you eat, the more salty it gets.

Left: Another signature dish of theirs, tofu aka beancurd (RM16). Nothing special, just tasted as it should.

Right: Four Heavenly Kings (RM12), stir fried mix vegetables with garlic, dried shrimp, and chili. There’s winged bean, french bean, and eggplant. Hmm… Where’s the fourth vegetable? Chili? *LOL* This dish is nicely cooked, the vegetables were not overcook, very crunchy.

Overall, I’ll consider it as average, at least for the food we ordered. Total bill came up to RM55.65 inclusive of a pot of tea and three plates of rice.

Categories: Food Porn · Going Places · Pahang · The West Side

Magnum Putrajaya

September 29th, 2015 · Nobody Surrendered

Visited one of the new mall in Putrajaya, IOI City Mall and saw Magnum Putrajaya (Lot GE-3, IOI City Mall, Persiaran IRC, IOI Resort City, Putrajaya). I remembered I saw many people posting about it in FB months back, so this is what it is… So fancy, so gourmet!

Decided to get one, we made our own rather than choosing from the menu. These are all the toppings. RM9 per ice cream with toppings of your choice. If you want anything even grander, fancier, it will cost you more. I still cannot get myself to pay so much for an ice cream. Below RM10 is acceptable to me, more than that.. WOW! That money can cover how many proper meals. However, once in awhile should be OK for some people, not me though *LOL* Still, it’s very special and classy I must say.

Here’s our Magnum. Rose petals, dried mango, and almond on top of milk chocolate coated vanilla Magnum laced with white chocolate.

Verdict, normal magnum will do. No need all these fancy things. I don’t mind if I’m not paying for it :P Quite messy eating it too. Bad choice to have rose petals on it because the it stuck to the teeth hahaha… I had to rinse my mouth so many times but some still there and had to resort to use my finger to rub it away at the toilet.

Categories: Food Porn · Going Places · Putrajaya · The West Side

Genting Strawberry Leisure Farms

September 23rd, 2015 · 2 surrendered

I have no idea there’s a strawberry farm in Genting Highlands until last week. Went there for a visit. Not big, not too small. Not only strawberry but flowers and vegetables. Cannot compare with Cameron Highlands of course.

Source from gentinghighlands.info

The Genting Highlands Strawberry Leisure Farm is a popular tourist attraction in Gohtong Jaya, nestled directly at town opposite the Mawar and Bunga Raya Apartments. The farm can easily be reached by taking left from the roundabout past Hotel Seri Malaysia (if coming from Karak Highway), and following the road all the way to its end. Strawberries are not the only cultivations – mushrooms, herbs, flowers and hydroponic vegetables are also grown here commercialy in adjoining nurseries. Besides the farm’s marketplace, visitors can also purchase strawberries by plucking them directly and paying by weight from 100gm onwards – this is a very popular family activity.

Once we got in, we could smell strawberries!

In fact, my first time seeing strawberry plant, I’ve never been to one in OZ last time :P Wanted to go but ended up didn’t find the place.

Address: No. 1, Lot 3707, Jalan Jati 2, Bandar Gohtong Jaya, Genting Highlands, 69000 Genting Highlands, Pahang, Malaysia

Bought a box of strawberry there for RM15, I heard Cameron’s is cheaper and tastes better. The one we bought at the farm was tasteless…

Tried the strawberry milkshake (RM11.55), I like! Very refreshing.

Walked further in, we found Lavender farm.

Previously in Adelaide, I didn’t get to visit Lavender farm because that time was summer and that area was closed due to fire hazard. Never thought that I would visit one. Well… Cannot compare of course but at least this is my first time come so close to so many lavenders. During the previous Perth trip, I only went to the shop selling lavender products, only a few lavender plants there.

Aside from strawberry and lavender, other flowers were there too such as rose, morning glory and those that I have no idea of the names. There’s also shops selling souvenirs and tid bits along the way before heading out.

Not to forget the mushroom farm.

Oh! Entrance is RM8 per adult.

That’s all for now. Hope the haze will go away soon! It’s making people sick…

Categories: Going Places · KL/Selangor · Pahang · The West Side

3rd International Orchid Show 2015

September 13th, 2015 · Nobody Surrendered

Yesterday, got the opportunity to visit the 3rd International Orchid Show 2015 at Orchid Garden, Jalan Astana, near the DUN building. A four-day event, 10th-13th September.

Despite the haze and extremely hot weather, we still went. It’s such an eye opener. So many types of orchids!

There were International Orchid Landscape Exhibition by 13 participating countries, International Orchid Landscape Competition, International Orchid Landscape Competition, Individual Orchid Competition, Floral Arrangement Competition, and Orchid Bazaar.

I’ll just let the rest of the photos do the talking.

Too many, didn’t take them one by one.

Enjoy all the orchids.

So many that I’ve not seen before. WOW!

Very colourful.

Would enjoy it more if there’s no haze and it’s not that hot.

First time taking so many photos of orchid of different types.

Okie dokie… Continue with the photos hehehe…

You can see few more in my Instagram.
Hope you enjoy the photos.

Categories: Public Events · Uniquely Kuching

Double Three

September 5th, 2015 · 4 surrendered

Yesterday was my birthday. Took a day off, need a break from work. I was being fed, well-fed LOL! Burp… Too much sugar too, too sweet. Double three… At this age (in fact starting mid twenties), questions you will automatically get…

Where’s your boyfriend? Don’t have…
When to get one? I don’t know…
Why you so picky? Not really…
Then, why don’t have? I don’t know…
Better be fast, you’re not young anymore. *POOF* off I go, not entertaining anymore questions.

When are you getting married? Don’t even have a man, how to marry?
Don’t you want to have children? Don’t even have a man, how to make?
Why you so picky? Not really…
Then, why don’t have? I don’t know…
Better be fast, you’re not young anymore. *POOF* off I go, not entertaining anymore questions.

This is what you get when you start asking me such questions. I don’t know… I have no answers to it, it’s been the same answers for so many years, don’t you feel tired kept asking me the same questions? If it’s here, it’s here; if it’s not, be it. Life isn’t all about this. Of course I wish I have one, of course I do want to have my own family, I know I’m not getting any younger but if it’s not meant to be, then it’s not meant to be. Forcing it won’t do any good.

Anyway, another year again… Things are pretty much still the same as last year. All I know is that I need a break… Another break… Perhaps away… Far far away… Fly away, fly away… Hmm… Whatever it is, I’m just thankful for what I have now and may my dreams come true.

Categories: Me, myself and I