Thursday, September 29, 2011
Wednesday, September 28, 2011
I'm thankful that there's a good samaritan to lend helping hands, eventhough I have to drive the car slowly from the actual spot to reach the nearest toll booth and to walk a few hundreds meter to call for help..
Anyway, I'm thankful that I'm okay not shaken nor nothing..
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
Monday, September 26, 2011
Friday, September 23, 2011
Wednesday, September 21, 2011
I have yet to explore Raub on foot, to seriously look into its history and feel the sense of place, as it always just an act of snap-and-go either on my way to Kuala Lipis or Benta.
I'm doing the Subang - Kuala Lipis - Subang route today and am feeling like an express bus driver!
Monday, September 19, 2011
Sunday, September 18, 2011
Saturday, September 17, 2011
Thursday, September 15, 2011
|Mushrooms at 12noon..|
There was a heavy downpour all the way through of yesterday's late evening. In fact when my firefly landed on the taxiway, skypark was still amidst of sweet drizzle of the much awaited rain. I believe it drizzles all way through the night as I was busy doing the house chores and not able to keep track of the weather outside.
So, this morning when I'm about to leave the house to send off the children to school, I saw a group of blooming mushrooms in front of our lawn-it's a good sign of how much the earth is missing the rain!! Me too, actually..
|mushrooms at 6pm of the same day..|
Wednesday, September 14, 2011
|Bachok architecture style|
This particular market in Kota Bharu which were made popular by the fact that majority of the trader are FEMALE. Known as Pasar Siti Khadijah, it is located in the city center and it's a one stop center for any tourist visiting Kota Bharu as you can get almost everything under one roof. Of course you would notice a different dialect of lingual used here (I'm a Malaysian but most of the time I do have hard time understanding them..hehe) so, if you could get your local friends to tag along would be better, but if you are on your own, I think it wouldn't be much problem - they're all friendly people and charmingly sweet too!
I've been here more than 15 years ago, and it hasn't change much except with new coats of paint. It is still as merry as before but me being myself, simply being 'dumb' of not knowing what should I shop for as souvenirs or as appreciation to the local traders. Luckily, I end up buying some 'serunding' (meat cooked in curry gravy till it dries off and shredded for easy consumption)
It's going to be another journey to my project site in Besut, this time around I'll be making my way via Kota Bharu transit-just to make use of the opportunity. I'm logging-in while waiting to board the Firefly. It's the usual full house for all the morning flights as seen from the crowded departure hall. Anyway, I do hope the journey would be smooth, ameen.
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|View from the air after immediate take-off: thick haze has seen engulfing the Klang Valley|
|Clearer skyline as the plane leaving Klang Valley behind..and surprisingly able the see the moon above the haze horizon (just below the letter 'z')|
|love the mountain range - the backbone of Malaya|
|Kota Bharu : a clearer skyline|
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I didn't anticipate that we (my engineer friends and I) will be going for a shopping spree here in Kota Bharu. But here we are...
Batik and I doesn't get together very well, as I fanatically goes for solid plain color. I worship BLACK the most! So, I'm more interested at the way the craftsman doing his job rather than those colorful 'batik', and on top of it I'm more interested at his ironing machine which is way bigger than the normal domestic iron. Wow, imagine how much faster I would be able to complete my ironing chores with such iron?! but hey, he said that machine is not for sale!! (serious..I DID go and ask!)
I purposely snap photo of my engineer 'getting frenzy' looking at these pots and pans and kettles..haha (I was too!! but hey, I'm a shopping dummy, remember) She actually bought a kettle home! and she keeps mumbling about having to drag it onto the plane, after that (it isn't that heavy and it's just the size of 12by12 inch box.. but hey, it's an extra load for her ..LOL!!)
I was kind of exhausted wit all the travelling and window shopping task (imagine when 3 female engineers/architect gets together during a working trip..can you imagine?). However, we are being lucky to have a personal 'tour guide' for that day, whom personally drive us to where ever we wish to go, and to add on to that, he's pampered us with a treat just before we leave for the airport.
I never anticipate to find a good 'murtabak' here in Kota Bharu as it is always about 'nasi kerabu', 'nasi dagang' and other sweet stuff. But, this stuff is GOOD. I mean, my travel isn't about searching for good food, it's always about work, and I usually goes very modest about food (a basic McDonald's meals is fine with me, you know) but sometimes when such opportunity to indulge in good food occurs - it'll be a bonus!
But, hey forgive me ..I have forgotten to jot down the name of the shop and it's location *doink*
|Delicious Murtabak - looks good,eh? YUMMY|
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
Was browsing through National Geographic the other day..and today I stumble again upon the same steel icon that I adore..be it literally or physically... and I guess I do miss IT !
|Me and Eiffel back in 2010|
|a pick from National Geographic|
Sunday, September 11, 2011
Saturday, September 10, 2011
Our neighbour is having a pre-wedding dinner party outdoor, and I guess it's part of the chinese celebration to party all night long with karaoke session and mahjong and such, so we decided to make way and try to seek some 'peace' (not that we are against it but karaoke in the middle of the night out in the open..err?? gimme me a break!) Anyway, we headed for city centre just to catch the glimpse of sparkle, the night ambience and such and we end up at Kampung Bharu, a village right in the middle of Kuala Lumpur city centre. It is no longer a pure traditional village like it used to, since it has overly develop in such a rugged manner where certain quarters simply have ignored the originality and go for commercialism. However, if you care to take a walk around you could still find at nooks of it, there are some old cottage which has been beautifully furbish to maintain its originality to withstand the modernisation, mind you KLCC Twin Towers is just a glance away and it seems like the pair are looking down at this village!
Eventhough Kuala Lumpur at night was so bright with colorful neons and LED lights and and street lights and the dancing light that shine on the buildings or on the walkways, but I DO miss the twinkling light of the stars which has been overcome by the artificial bright light of the city! Either I'm getting old or am seriously romantic..haha!!
|one of the famous landmark of Kampung Baru - Nasi Lemak Antarabangsa's stall|
|KL Tower seen from Nasi Lemak Antarabangsa's stall (where we are chilling out with a plate of nasi lemak in the middle of night...burrpp..guilty!)|
Thursday, September 8, 2011
Wednesday, September 7, 2011
I never had the slightest idea that there is an eatery place right behind Tugu Negara area, as all I was aware that Tugu Negara has been the only place situated at that particular nooks of Kuala Lumpur. This place serves a good yummilicious variations of local dishes as well as the organic chicken popularly known to local as 'ayam kampung' (literally translate to be country chicken ;))
If you are early, you could get a seat facing the Bukit Aman or Tugu Negara gardens down below, but if you came during the peak hours, you'll be lucky to get a place to seat!
Saturday, September 3, 2011
Full itinerary for the day: bfast by the poolside at bandar bukit mahkota, then lunch at kota warisan sepang, followed by tea time by the poolside again, then barbeque dinner by the garden..and i think this gonna be the last program for the day..leisure time at Dataran Nilai!
|grilled lamb! burrpp|