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Saturday, 19 December 2009

Day 4 : Malacca Trip with Family

December 19, 2009 0
Day 4 : 19th December 2009
 We woke up today and packed our bags and tidy up the house before we head home to KL. Our first and last stop for food is at the road side. Below are the details. The food here are ~delicious~! The best Chicken Rice Ball I've eaten since I've arrived Melaka! A must-have!




Food Recommended : Hainanese Chicken Rice Ball

8TV Ho Chak
Place: Jalan Tun Sri Lanang Hainanese Chicken Rice Ball
Location : Melaka Town
Address : No.2, Jalan Tun Sri Lanang, Melaka
Phone : 016-626 0985
Business Hour : Lunch Time Onwards
Food Type: Hawker Food
Price: Chicken Rice Ball With Poach Chicken RM3.30 …. each rice ball RM0.25

Last Stop : Tan Kim Hock Product Centre
What do I say... We wanted to get packets of snack and tidbits to bring home for our friends and family. This is the "so-called" main centre for all the snacks offered in Melaka. I don't know how huge it is but I wouldn't bother after today. It's expensive! The snack is just so-so... Not too good and not too bad. We still bought goods from here though because it was raining heavily and we had not much choice and time left. So, lucky them for having us "kinda forced" to buy snacks from them.





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Friday, 18 December 2009

Day 3 : Malacca Trip with Family

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Day 3 : 18th December 2009
Today we get to sleeep late! Yay! 10am MAX... This time my leg hurts sooooo bad... (Thanks to my laziness of "no exercise" effect) We went to Jalan Gajah Berang (nearby the Dim Sum place - same row - further down) for some 'aromatic' Beef Noodle.. ~Yummy~! Trust me, totally worth it! It's cheap and very tasty! Yes, yes, I know most of you might not like the "scent / aroma" but this one is really worth the try! You don't get those "beefy" strong aroma like most places (usually it's because the beef is not thoroughly cleaned properly). Some might feel that it's not enough "beef" in it but if you want to try, and hate the strong smell - this is the one for you! Here's some sneak preview!

Breakfast : Restaurant Hing Loong - Taiwan Mee




Rough Estimated Figures: STILL CHEAP!
Small RM3.80 / Big RM 4.50 / RM2.40 (Deep Fried Pork Ribs) / RM2.40 (Vinegar Pork Leg)

Btw, you can get to taste this "Beef Noodle" in PJ too... I haven't been there yet but would love to soon!
Here's the address :

Lunch : At Jalan Portugis - Kedai Satay Xiang Ji - Only Pork Satay, we local call it "Satay Babi" (sounds rude...lolx)
This shop is unique, I think it's only found in Melaka! Legally (in Malaysia)!! When you step in, that's tho only thing to eat, you just need to order your drinks, they'll bring the plates of "Rice Ketupat" (like rice paste) and plates of "Cucumbers" with their special "Peanut Dippings/Sauce". Then empty plates will be placed on your table as they refill it with "Pork Satay Sticks" each time they have them done. They count the number of sticks you eat~!




Btw, it's 55cents each.

Next Stop : Shopping along Stadhuy's Melaka stalls!
Bought a few things here, you can manage a good deal if you have the good charisma skills. Either that, or buy it at the price they offer you like everyone else. Lolx... The clock tower gives this place the authentic feel of historical events. It is a historical place afterall... But besides the shopping, we did went to see some "catapult cannons" very interesting...







Breaking News!! : It started raining!!!!!!!
Yes... Sad but true... It started raining so we had to leave... But we went around the corner to drop ourselves at the new Melaka Megamall... A very modernized building, nothing much historical only thing its more like a lower ground shopping with 2 floors but everything else you see from outside is new. I won't say much here, its your everyday shopping mall! Although, I paid RM6 for a 15min "Kaluoka' Hina" it's about the fishes in the reef and them trying to save their "coral reefs" aka home from "us" humans. And our toxic waste machine we dump into the bottom of the ocean. Good for kids............




Dinner Time : Rains too heavy to eat out...
We just went nearby some food stalls along the residential area and packed some regular "Wan Tan Mee" and "Kuey Teow Fish Ball Soup". Nothing special so no pictures..
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The rest of the Evening :Small shopping
We "almost" spend our evenings indoors thanks to the moody rain. But, we managed to get out and head to Jonker's Street to buy some "accessories". Well, sort of like my sister was looking for some accessories for sewing and decorating clothes and stuffs. Here's caption of me and my sweet little niece which fell asleep after a long day of "pulling my hair and scratching my face" (it hurts)



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Melaka River Cruise Experience with Family

December 18, 2009 0
Day 2 : 18th December 2009 - Melaka River Cruise Experience
An experience on the Melaka River Cruise...


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Melaka Zoo Experience with Family

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 Day 2 : 18th December 2009 - Zoo Melaka Experience
Nice experience at Zoo Melaka... Not to be missed...


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Thursday, 17 December 2009

Day 2 : Malacca Trip with Family

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Day 2 : 17th December 2009
Woke up at 7am with neck pain (very common for me when traveling)...We ventured out early for "Dim Sum" around 8am! With Ovi Map on hand, we found the location of the "Dim Sum" some people has been talking about online!


Breakfast : Ban Hong Xiang Tea House



(RM35.90 for 4 person - HOW CHEAP CAN THAT BE?!?! Totally can't compare with KL/PJ ~ cut throat)


Next Stop : Melaka Zoo (Very nature-like and natural - not too smelly)
This trip is going to have a special blog post dedicated to it... It's amazing the creatures you see there... Of course we can see it in every Zoo but just bare with me! It's been 12 years since I've been to a Zoo! (Last was Zoo Negara - smelly)


Lunch : Popiah along Jalan Bunga Raya
This is beyond words! I've never finished eating "Popiah" before. I usually take a bite or two and that's it. I don't fancy it at all. However, this is one delicacy that is a must-have in Melaka! People queue for this! Inside there's egg and the other normal popiah ingredients, very huge! Very filling! Worth value for money and the special ingredient (I think) is the "Pork-Oil"... You can actually smell it (the fragrance) and while eating, you might spot 2 or 3 "Fried Pork-Oil" that makes this "Popiah" a lil' crunchy... Now talk about real snack!



Almost Twilight : Melaka River Cruise
After the Zoo trip, we had to head home and clean-up for our next event! The Melaka River Cruise! Yahoo~! Another special blog post dedicated to this! I only have short descriptions of the historical buildings and short stories. You want to know more, go experience it yourself!


Dinner Time : At Portugis Settlement
Mmm... Food again~! Portugis Grill Fish! A variety of stalls to pick from No. 1 to 10 some even jump No. 88!! Nope, only a handful of stalls, around 8 - 10 stalls. When you park your car at the carpark, a bunch of people with hover around your vehicle until you come out! Scary!! But they will find all sort of "friendly" ways to talk to you and get you to visit their stall. Why? Because they ALL sell the SAME thing... We don't know which is the best, but you must pick a NUMBER to stop them from hovering around you... My bro-in-law counted us, there were 6 of us and my sister was talking to a nice lady and she decided stall No. 6! What a coincident! But we never regretted picking that number.

The food is "Oh-So-Delicious"! Homemade, tasty and VERY satisfying! Btw, fresh fish! Yum~ Btw, another stall nearby sells Mango Juice only, quenches thirst!




Supper Time : Melaka Famous Putu Piring (Always crowded)
Putu piring! Definitely different than what we have in KL/PJ. Not that I know of... However, this stall is the best I've tasted by far! The texture is moist and the aroma is mouthwatering. Imagine having a soft and lightly sweetened sponge cake in your mouth. No! Not the ordinary sponge cake... Something like, a tight texture... It's not flaky and it's just the right amount of ingredient! Very filling too... A must-try in Melaka!






The End of Day 2 - To be continued -
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Wednesday, 16 December 2009

Day 1 : Malacca Trip with Family

December 16, 2009 0
Hey guys! I'll be bringing you through to experience a "free & easy"  holiday at Malacca with my family!

Day 1 : 16th December 2009
Left home at 10am. My bro-in-law drove us to Malacca  
(fyi, Malacca is his hometown)... 

Along the way when reaching Malacca, I spotted a few buildings and some exceptionally cool "sky / clouds "



(I love the sky / clouds)

Lunch : Ho G Food Trading (Restaurant)
We had lunch here and it was around 2pm at that time. No, we just arrived Melaka and looking for the first food on our menu! Chicken Rice Ball! Yummy~!  

 

(Sorry I'm not sure which location is this, too hungry to notice!)

After Lunch : Home Sweet Home
After filling up our tummy, we went to settle our bags in Melaka! Yay! Home sweet home~! Almost... We stayed at my bro-in-law's house (holidays and visiting only). We had to clean up around a lil' before we could actually settle in and then clean ourselves up... Because all the hotels were kinda fully booked and some are ridiculously overpriced. So why waste that kinda cash?! Luckily, we have my bro-in-law's own family home (hometown) to save the day! Thank You Raymond & family ^^ !
(Ps. I read Twilight -again!- the rest of the day before dinner)

Here's a sneak preview of ~home~...





Dinner Time : At Jalan Bunga Raya
We came here looking for fried "seafood" such as lala/balitong/oyster... We found out that the only seafood available here is "oyster"... Sad.... But we tried out the "Wan Tan Mee" next door while enjoying a packet of Fried Oyster... Y.U.M.M.Y!! I could hardly find "the" oyster but it definitely taste great! Even the Wan Tan Mee tastes great too! It's flavor is original and you don't taste much "Ajinomoto/Seasoning" like what we normally taste here and there in KL. To be honest, this "Wan Tan Mee" actually looks like the Sarawak Mee but it's not! Cool huh!




Night Time : Window Shopping along Jalan Bunga Raya
Yes, it is part of the plan, besides, there's like 3 or 4 shops around the corner that sells X'mas deco and it's very attracting and colorful! See for yourself!


The End of Day 1 - To be continued -
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Tuesday, 1 December 2009

Lady Gaga "The Fame Monster"

December 01, 2009 0
Amazingly unique is all I can think of! However, if you've noticed the "Twilight" frenzy with everything revolving around Vampires and Werewolves, you might notice some lyrics or songs from Lady Gaga's New Album "The Fame Monster" actually says more about love, werewolves AND vampires. Coincidence? I think not. Yet, I'm loving this album already!


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Friday, 20 November 2009

Twilight : New Moon

November 20, 2009 0
 Mouthwatering! Breathtaking! Splendid! Fascinating! That's definitely more than one word to describe this movie. New Moon is finally here and I couldn't help myself reviewing this! Have you even read "The Twilight Saga" ?? It's just utterly amazing and beautifully fantastic to have 4 great books by Stephenie Meyer right in your hands! This movie is voted must-watch (by me-laughs out loud) I've met lots of people that watched "New Moon" and amazingly, this movie really grasp their attention to the max! But when they read the book, who can actually resist this story? A 90 minute movie can't tell all at one go especially not at the "sudden" but mysterious ending of this movie! Here's a brief detail about "New Moon". Enjoy!
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The Twilight Saga: New Moon is the second installment of the Twilight film series, based on Stephenie Meyer's novel "New Moon". The film was released on November 20th, 2009. Summit Entertainment officially announced that they would move forward with the production of the film on November 22, 2008, following the early success of Twilight. New Moon is rated PG-13 in the US and 12A in the UK. The film broke the record previously held by Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince for the biggest midnight opening, after it made about $26.3 million in 3,514 theatres.

Meyer stated that she is very happy to be able to continue working with Summit Entertainment on the production of the saga, saying, "I don't think any other author has had a more positive experience with the makers of her movie adaptation than I have had with Summit Entertainment. I'm thrilled to have the chance to work with them again on New Moon."

On February 2, 2009 it was announced that a teaser trailer for New Moon would be released in the Blu-Ray edition of Twilight. Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart and Taylor Lautner presented a trailer from the film on May 31, 2009 at the MTV Movie Awards. Soon after, a high definition version of the trailer debuted online.

Following BELLA SWAN (Kristen Stewart) ill-fated 18th birthday party, EDWARD CULLEN (Robert Pattinson) and his family abandon the town of Forks, Washington, in an effort to protect her from the dangers inherent in their world. As the heartbroken Bella sleepwalks through her senior year of high school, numb and alone, she discovers Edward's image comes to her whenever she puts herself in jeopardy. her desire to be with him at any cost leads her to take greater and greater risks. For Bella Swan, there is one thing more important than life itself: Edward Cullen. But being in love with a vampire is even more dangerous than Bella could ever have imagined. Edward has already rescued Bella from the clutches of one evil vampire, but now, as their daring relationship threatens all that is near and dear to them, they realize their troubles may be just beginning...

Wanna know more? Buy the DVD now!
 
 


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Tuesday, 20 October 2009

3OH!3 - Starstrukk ft. Katy Perry (Official Music Video)

October 20, 2009 0


Wow! Wow! Wow!... Did I express out loud enough? Well, whatever that goes on in your head might not be what I really mean it to be. This video is just great, beyond words. Funny at times and yet very interesting and creative. The expression is visualized out perfectly and yes, very very cheesy! Lolx...


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Sunday, 18 October 2009

Yoyo The Clown

October 18, 2009 0
Malaysia's very own "YoYo The Clown"! You'll see him at parties, functions, events and Genting Highlands! Today Sebrinah will bring you with an exclusive interview with "YoYo The Clown"! Here goes...



It was 2.15pm when Sebrinah reached the doorstep of "Yoyo The Clown", a friendly guy, filled with enthusiasm, fun and laughter. Always cracking up jokes every now and then and never stops being down-to-earth all at the same time.


Sebrinah: Good afternoon, Yoyo! It's a pleasure meeting you!
Yoyo : Afternoon to you too young lady and pleasure meeting you too.


Sebrinah : I was amazed by the Mardi Gras Parade last seen on Sunday, 12th July 2009 at Genting Highlands! I was awed in excitement and who did it? I mean who came up with the idea?
Yoyo : Genting Highlands of course. I did help out bringing in the people to for the performances like the Magical Clown Show, Fire Dance Show, Mascot Stage Show and the list goes on (chuckles)


Sebrinah : (laughs) Amazing! AND the list goes on? Such as? I'm interested, tell us more, it's always good to know!
Yoyo : (grins) Well I had people to come in to dress up in rainbow-coloured costumes, masquerade masks, clowns putting on cheeky faces, stilt walkers, magicians, fire-eating tribal groups (my favourite) and characters from 1001 Nights of Arabia.


Sebrinah : Wow! No wonder the parade was lively and colorful AND exciting! I mean, Genting always comes up with fabulous ideas over the years and this is one parade worth mentioning! I'm lucky to interview you right at this moment! You're Genting Highlands very own clown, aren't you?
Yoyo : Well, I've been with Genting Highlands for 8 - 9 years now and it just keeps getting better (chuckles)


Sebrinah : And it's great to know that too! But 8 - 9 years?! How long have you been in this business?
Yoyo : In Malaysia, 16 years and overseas 11 years.


Sebrinah : A total of 27 years and how did it began?
Yoyo : I actually started at the International Shrine Clown Association (ISCA) of North America since 1983. I was also a member at the NorthEast Shrine Clown Association (NESCA) and I belong to The Northern Clowns of Cairo Temple, Rutland VT.


Sebrinah : So how long did you live abroad and decided to come to Malaysia to make it big here?
Yoyo : I lived in Vermont for 11 years or so, volunteering with the Shriners, helping out at charity for 22 hospitals for children before moving back home to Malaysia in the 90s.


Sebrinah : When you came back to Malaysia, your first job was Genting Highlands?
Yoyo : (laughs) No, not really. You see, the moment I came back to Malaysia, there wasn't much talent in the clowning business here. So I started the balloon sculpture until today and worked in some hotels like Putra Jaya Marriot Hotel, Sunway Lagoon, Sunway Pyramid, parties, functions, private and company events and now Genting Highlands. 


Sebrinah: That's great! And tell us, besides the clown and balloon sculpture, are there anything else that helped you expand your business in Malaysia?
Yoyo : Of course (grins), I love to help scout for entertainers like mentioned above such as the magicians, clowns, mimes, santa clause, God Of Prosperity, stilt walkers, diablo performers and all kinds of artists.


Sebrinah : What's your specialty in all that?
Yoyo : Balloon sculpture (smiles). I can make all kinds of balloons at special requests. It takes time and money but it's worth it. I can make a dragon so real, you might just want to put in on display and try not to burst it (laughs)


Sebrinah : (laughs) That is amazing! Well tell me more about Mardi Gras Parade. I mean besides the people what about the props?
Yoyo : Besides supplying most of the entertainers for Genting, I lliase a lot with them (Genting) and supply most of the costumes because we make them ourselves even the make up is done by us and trainings I will provide at the same time.


Sebrinah : Cool! You're like an all-rounder! It's great to know. Besides Mardi Gras Parade, other events that we can spot you in?
Yoyo : (chuckles) We have events, Diablo events and we even get a group to train the public free-of-charge (FOC). Students will flock by whenever it's a school holiday and they will come and will be eager to learn the Diablo.


Sebrinah : Diablo? You caught me there. I'm clueless, fill me in?
Yoyo : (laughs) Well I won't be surprised. You see, Diablo is a chinese yo-yo also known as "Chě Líng", we get performers from Malaysia to come to Genting Highlands and compete and the Best performance and selected participants gets to go to Taiwan, China to win competition and prizes. Some are even hired by Genting Highland to come and perform during the festival and holiday season and all the best players will group on 2 days.


Sebrinah : 2 days? Is it soon? What's the update from Genting Highlands this coming holiday?
Yoyo : (smiles) You guessed it right, it was Genting's innovative idea to have this Diablo competition for social purposes known worldwide many many years ago and this will be the first "National Diablo Competition" in Genting Highlands for Malaysians.


Sebrinah : The first! This is exclusive! Tell us more!
Yoyo : (laughs) Well, it's just around the corner. On the 19th - 20th December 2009, the "National Diablo Competition" will be official held at Genting Highlands and we expect up to 80 participants all over Malaysia during this 2 day event. There'll be qualified judges and I'm doing my part to help out in this event as much as I can for Genting Highlands.


Sebrinah : You sure work hard! Genting Highlands is so lucky to have you on their side. And I realize time is almost up when we're "chatting" (giggles). It's so great to meet you and a wonderful experience it is!
Yoyo : (chuckles) You're pretty much exciting yourself. It's great to meet you too.


Sebrinah : Why thank you. I think I'll be headed back for now. I hope to very much hear more of you and the happenings and buzz in Genting Highlands.
Yoyo : You're welcome and same with Ratianda. Keep me posted on the latest updates (smiles).


Sebrinah : Thanks again.



Hey guys! It's me Sebrinah. I hope you all enjoyed this interview spot! I hope to bring you more! Well, do look out for it!

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