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Yes Ma’am

March 1st, 2017 · 2 surrendered

It’s been years since my last portrait shoot by professional. After more than a decade, I have the chance to do one last week. This time is an official shoot for the company. This is my first time taking corporate photo. It was quick. So here’s the result. Most were taken from my colleague’s phone, some were from the computer screen of the photographer.

It’s been awhile I didn’t post my own photos. So here you go…

We sure had fun with the gun prop available at the studio. Woohoo… I have such long legs :P

March is here! Going into the third month of 2017, how time flies… If you have noticed, I did not post any Christmas, New Year, and Chinese New Year greetings these few months. Just too tired and lazy. Lazy bug please go away…

Categories: Me, myself and I

Win Soon Cafe @ iCom Square

February 22nd, 2017 · Nobody Surrendered

Win Soon Cafe located at iCom Square is another latest addition to the F&B scene in Kuching. Out of curiosity, we checked it out. Food wasn’t cheap at all, almost all dishes priced at above RM10, likely due to the prawn and fish head.

Obviously, prawn and fish head beehoon/meehoon are their specialty.
Right: I hope I got this name correct, it’s fish paste meehoon. This dish was extremely salty.

Fish head meehoon soup and fish paste meehoon soup. The soup is milky and salty. Too salty for me, gosh…

Not a place I would come back again. All too salty. Nothing special though. I’m sure you can get it cheaper and nicer at other places. I’m just not a fan of these type of dishes.

Categories: Food Porn

Nando’s Mango & Lime PERi-PERi

February 11th, 2017 · Nobody Surrendered

After so many years, Nando’s is now celebrating new year with a new flavour.

Wonder what it is? Received a package from Nando’s and its invitation to experience the new flavour, Mango & Lime, few days back. Good thing they did it at night, so I can attend. If it’s during the day time, I will have to skip due to work.

First impression of new flavour was sweet, tangy, and zesty, there won’t be any spiciness at all. However, we were caught with surprise when we tasted a bit of kick of spiciness. Woohooo! Great combination.

According to Nando’s Malaysia, the spiciness level is between Lemon & Herb and Mild. My mum’s taste buds cannot tolerate the mild level of the PERi-ometer but when she tried it, she said it’s acceptable, she could still take the spiciness.

Mind you, this flavour is not just available in Malaysia but you can find them in any Nando’s all over the world.

So? Go to Nando’s Vivacity or tHe Spring to try this new flavour out.

Categories: Food Porn

5D Museum at Sentosa Theme Park

January 27th, 2017 · Nobody Surrendered

Heard of 5D Museum at Sentosa Theme Park (Lot310, Block 17, Jalan Stakan, Kota Sentosa, Kuching)?

Had the opportunity to visit the place last month. Do not underestimate the museum, you will need at least 3-4 hours if you really want to interact with every single exhibits there.

I’ll just let the photos to the rest of the talking. Just sharing some here.

Left: Something to highlight here… it will make you really really dizzy when you’re in the house. Also, things will move the opposite direction too. You will have to feel it yourself to know what I’m talking about.

In case you are curious, here’s the pricing as of November 2016:
Adult: RM 49(M’sia Mykad Holder)
Kids (3-12 years): RM29(M’sia Mykad Holder)
Below 3 years is free. (M’sia Mykad Holder)
Operating Hours: Everyday 11am~11pm

Aside from the museum, other games are available. Each will be charged. The more games you play, the more you will pay. There is no entrance fee for unlimited play.

Left: 3D Hunter Game.
Right: 9DVR, experience virtual reality experience. If you are wearing skirt, no worries, they will hang a cloth over the machine to cover you up from accidental “show”.

Left: Dart game.
Right: The largest indoor archery shooting field in Malaysia.

Left: The track for all sort of rides such as drift cart, hover cart and etc. for you to choose.
Right: Augmented reality. The video and photos of you in the room will be recorded, you can opt to buy them.

The largest indoor skating rink in Malaysia is here too. I didn’t take photo of it though.

After playing, there’s Warung Atap Cafe for your to fill your tummy. The food is reasonably priced and the portion is quite huge too.

Do go there and spend your fun time with your family. It sure gave us so much fun and laughter in the museum.

Categories: Uniquely Kuching

Virgin Longhouse Experience at Batang Ai

January 15th, 2017 · Nobody Surrendered

Woke up in the morning, after breakfast, we headed to the jetty to go to one of the longhouses at the area.

Was greeted with this view… Magnificent! It reminds me of my trip to NZ lake district, Queenstown.

We went with longboat powered by outboard motor. It was such a hot morning, the sun was really bright and it stung. Sunscreen, cap, and remember to cover up to avoid getting sunburn. Luckily I have a scarf and jacket with me.

The lake is so huge that there is a need for directional signboard.

My virgin longhouse experience. My first time stepping into a longhouse. It sure is an eye opener.

Handicrafts on the wall for sell.

Left: The verandah where they dry their laundry and dry peppers or paddy.
Right: Had the opportunity to visit a “pintu”(door), it just like your normal house with living area, kitchen, bathroom. The bedroom will be at the living area as you can see from the photo, those at the corner are their mattress.

Some old jars in the house and the kitchen area.

Some of them still maintain the method of cooking using firewood. We had lunch in the longhouse, all the food prepared for us was cooked with firewood.

Left: Tilapia, a must to have. It’s smoked! Oh my! It was so yummy!!
Right: Ayam pansuh (bamboo chicken) and paku.

We were also being entertained by traditional dance and served with tuak. I only had a sip of it.

A photo for the album.

We went to have a look around the village and this photo on the right is the modern longhouse which made up of mostly concrete.

After longhouse visit, we went to the waterfall. The lake water is blue/green/turquoise in colour, very beautiful.

Did a bit of hike and we reached the waterfall. Goodness me… Mosquitoes were feasting on me!! -.-” This is the lower part of the waterfall. There’s a staircase to go up to another level great for dipping. I didn’t go up though, just too lazy. :P

That’s about it on my Batang Ai trip. This is one activity can arrange with Aiman Batang Ai Resort & Retreat when you are there.

Categories: Batang Ai · Going Places · Land of the Hornbills - Sarawak