Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Weekend Trip to Teluk Intan, Perak

it was our first time to Teluk Intan, Perak, with a couple of hubby's colleagues too. Our mission: To attend a wedding dinner + savour the famous Teluk Intan Chee Cheong Fun!

Cute wedding bears which made the long journey from KL to Teluk Intan without flying off the bonnet.
First, the wedding dinner. It was held at one of the more popular seafood restaurants in town - Tai Chong Seafood. Portions were enormous. The first dish alone, encompasses 7 different varieties (usually 4 seasons, but in Telik Intan, it's 7 seasons). After the first dish, 4 of us really wondered how was our table going to sit through the remaining 7 dishes to come! Never the less, with 7 pax sitting at our table (yes, only 7 pax, us and 3 uncles who were happy to have new friends), we somehow managed to finish about 70% of the dishes. There were leftover no doubt about it, and some tables were seen tapau-ing the food too. And this is the first wedding dinner I've been to, that serves ice-cream potong for dessert, yum!

Teluk Intan's landmark, the clock tower.
So we figured, with such full stomachs, it wasn't so healthy to just go straight to bed. The groom was back in his house, preparing for the next day. What are we to do for the rest of the night? Heads up, it's Chee Cheong Fun time! After locating it in Google maps, we set out to find this famous delight, despite being really stuffed from dinner.


Teluk Intan's famous Liew Kee Chee Cheong Fun.

Liew Kee was very easy to find, near the market and opposite a dumpster. Ironic that most good food, are located next to something that smells or a sight for sore eyes. Malaysia Boleh! You can't dine in at Liew Kee, it's purely takeaway, and do anticipate a queue if you ever do make your journey here. At RM 3.80 a pack, we've been told prices have gone up from previously. Never the less, when at a new town, you just gotta at least savour the local favourites, right?

As we queue, more and more cars started driving into the road where Liew Kee was located. And 80% of the car that came, bore Wilayah number plates, hah!


Awesomeness!
The rice flour was springy, not soggy. And the mix of radish and dried shrimps, yums! Very special indeed. Despite being so full from dinner, we somehow managed to wolf down our share of Chee Cheong Fun. Haih, how to not be fat leh? And we had this for breakfast the next day too, courtesy of the bride :D


Looming clouds.
As we bid goodbye to Teluk Intan, the weather seems to want us out :P

Overtaking a Lamborghini on the expressway. Tata sucker, hah!
Spotted a sleek black Lamborghini while on the way back to KL. Such wide tyres ain't giving you much grip on the wet roads, eh?!


Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Company Trip to Pangkor Island - February 2012

A picture tells a thousand words. I'll let them do the talking :)

The infinity pool by the Royal Bay Beach Café.

Pangkor Laut garden villas.

Our rooms were at the Hill Villas, came with an awesome view.

My favourite part of the bathroom :D

Another infinity pool by the Spa Village.

The waiting lounge at Spa Village, waiting for our turn to experience the highly recommended spa treatments.

A view of Emerald Bay, which is located at the other side of the island. I don't expect it to be as lovely as beaches in the east coast haha! But at least it's clean because there's always the staff sweeping and clearing rubbish.

One of the girls my colleague brought along to the trip!

Had we not  been on the package, your average meal here would be around RM 150 (1 appetizer + 1 main + 1 dessert). Ouch!


Friday, February 17, 2012

Can You Guess...?

By noon, I'll be here :D Can you guess where this place is?

Photo from here.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Symbolism


As we look up into the skies and say a silent prayer, we can't help but wonder if the heavens really can hear each and every one of us mortals. Our wishes, our hopes, our dreams, all significant to each one of us, some more than others. Perhaps what we cling on to is hope, the drive of every dream and faith. For without hope, nothing else matters.

All The Glory...


Something as common as a sun set view can be overlooked or forgotten as we rushed about in our daily lives. Once a while it's good to stop, take a few deep breathes, and just soak up all the beauty that is around us, count our blessings and be thankful for whatever that has been granted upon us in our present lives.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

ABUDEN?!

Friday, February 10, 2012

Egguinox!

Sweaty egg!
The other night, while surfing the Internet and Facebooking, my wall was suddenly bombarded with pictures of people trying to balance raw eggs. Now I've seen this scenario before; Apparently on some days in the year, you can balance a raw egg miraculously. Something about the equinox, when the length of day and night is the same, hence allowing the egg to be positioned up right.

I've never attempting this feat before, so as the Chinese saying goes: Backside itchy nothing to do. Hubby tried balancing the egg on the coffee table, but the egg kept toppling over. Then came my turn, and after a few tries, I successfully balanced the egg :D Actually it wasn't that hard. When I was holding the egg to balance it, somehow I could "feel" the egg, to determine which side was heavier and which side was lighter. I think it's just a matter of finding the right spot to balance the egg on. I have yet to try balancing the egg on another day, would try it one fine day and maybe bust the myth about balancing raw eggs during the equinox hehe!


Thursday, February 9, 2012

Angry Cat

My sis took this picture a couple of weeks ago.
Angry birds... Meet Angry Cat.