Monday, February 28, 2011

Things that made me happy!

Today I received a A4 size envelope from Cancer Council. Wondering what it is. I thought it was a newsletter or something but when I opened it up, I saw the most beautiful blue ink writing that I have ever seen in my life!

Remember I did the Mantou Christmas Cards for charity?? Yes I have donated the money to the Cancer Council before I left for my holiday. (Thank you for those who bought the cards that I designed!!!! This blue ink writing is for you too! :D )

Look! I got a Thank You note too! Ahhh Happy~!

Saturday, February 26, 2011

A day trip to Tanjung Sepat, Malaysia.

While I was in Malaysia for Chinese New Year holiday, my friends and I went to a lil town call Tanjung Sepat. Tanjung Sepat is near Morib. Which is famous for the beaches and seafood. There were 7 of us in a car and following another car who is our "tour guide"! We were lucky so lucky to have him bringing us around. Or else, we will probably be lost hahahah and probably miss out a lot of things to see.

First stop is BREAKFAST~! We start our journey from Sri Petaling. Stopped by at the morning hawkers and have a plate of yummilicious Char Kuey Teow. OMG it's been so long since I had that type of CKT!!! Kuey teow were thinner and smaller, lots of beans sprouts, and the flavour is just right! Just like the one that I had when I was a child! Oh I miss it sooo soooo much!!!

After a nice breakfast, we started our journey! 2 hours on the road + only had 3 hours of sleep the night before is not helping. By keeping all of us awake in the car, we turn on the music and started singing! It's unbelievable how much songs we sang during that 2 hours. 0_0

Now, we got here at Tanjung Sepat famous Restoran Yikee Seafood Bak Kut Teh.
Address: 247B, Jalan Besar, Kampung Baru, Tanjung Sepat, Selangor

We had the Seafood Bak kut teh and Preserved veges with pork. I think I prefer the Preserved Veges one rather than the Seafood one as it doesn't impress me. To me, it's just another pot of bak kut teh. The only difference is probably it's lots of prawns. hehe

After lunch, we stopped by a place where you can see a scenery that you never see before in your life. Haha.. it's nothing special really but I thought the scenery is really different from where I live. It feels like you are in another country.

Oh look! Our "tour guide" Yoon and his lil helper! She is one cute and beautiful lil girl!

We walked towards the lil hut in the middle of the ocean and enjoyed the breeze. We stood there for quite some time and enjoyed the not-in-the-city moment. It was great! The view from both sides were so cool!

This is the view of it. Lots and lots of dead trees! A landscape photographer will love this place. This place look even better when sunsets! I can imagine it's going to be a beautiful and romantic place.

Next stop is the Gano mushroom farm.
Address: Lot 700, Jln Laut Membiru, Tmn Pelangi, 42800 Tanjung Sepat, Selangor
It was quite fun to see all kinds of mushrooms! They were beautiful too!
You can see them packing the mushrooms, learn about the mushrooms and there's even a shop selling all kinds of mushrooms! From fresh to bottled. I bought some Shitake mushrooms and some other types for my mom. Oh, try the bottled Tom tum mushrooms too! Heard it's yum! Good to go with anything.

After that we stopped by Joo Fa Trading. A place that makes coffee powder. It's a family business and the owner is extremely friendly. He told us all about coffee, showed us the coffee tree and the seeds too!

I have never seen coffee seeds in my life and never know it actually look like this! Feel like eating it. :P

He is the owner I think? Very very friendly. He told us about the healthy coffee that they got and he drinks it everyday. The healthy coffee actually makes him healthier and look younger too! It's unbelievable but when he told us his age and showed us the older photos that he took few years ago, we were actually shocked to know that he look younger than before!!! Not sure if he is selling it, I didn't asked because I don't drink coffee. :P

Finally, the stop that I've been waiting for.. The BUNSSSS!!!
Hai Yew Heng Bao. The buns were all made fresh and it's really really famous with one particular bun. It's called the Mui Choy (preserved vege) Bun!
The photo above is the first shop that they opened since 1980s if I'm not mistaken. No air cond. Can you imagine making paos there with the Malaysia heat?

They got so popular now with celebrities from Hong Kong going there just to try their buns!! The business is better and better day by day and now they got a new shop with air cond just opposite the road!!!

Ah ma (grandma) can now enjoy making buns with nice cool air cond! She is my hero man.. by creating Mui Choi Baos.. If you don't know yet, I'm a Mui Choi Fans! I love everything Mui Choi!!! and trust me.. the Mui choi buns are to die for.

When I took a bite of it, the gravy from the Mui Choi just melting all over my tongue and with the texture of the soft buns.. omg that is what you call HEAVEN! Just like the Mui Choi all rolling and screaming with joy in my mouth! okay.. too much details. hahaha
But seriously you gotto try it. I ha

Each of us ordered like 10 buns to take home because it's so nice! There's 7 of us.. so..about 70 buns? They have to make it fresh on that day because we ordered a lot! It was 2pm when we ordered it, and pick it up at 6pm (closing time).
Sadly, it didn't taste as good the next day after steaming. It was quite dry honestly. Wondering if it's because they didn't cooked it well because it was too rush or is it because of the resteaming.

You won't believe how much we eat that day. After having the buns, we stopped by a house like restaurant to have fried yam(taro). It was amazingly yum! Soft in the inside and crunchy on the outside! Dip it with the sweet sauce.. oh so good!

Next destination is the Keropok shop (Malay name for potato chips). No we didn't buy that big bag of chips! but it's interesting to see there's so many of them! I have never seen so many bags of keropok in my life! hahahah

After that, we stopped by the famous and beautiful Golden Palm Tree Resort. It was beautiful!

Clean and nicely decorated with lights, romantic sitting lounge area, and there will be a mini cart that will pick you up from your room and drive you to the entrance. How cool is that!

and the cost.. of course, very pretty too.

Below are some photos that I took while I was there. Just thought the view is amazing. So we decided to stopped by and take a couple of nice photos.

Lots of rubbish twirling around this isn't it? hahaha wonder if it's still working!

I thought I can only see this scene in the olden days drama or movies. Couldn't believe I can still see it today just right in front of me. I had to take a photo of her. It's so precious.

The place that we had our dinner at Ocen Seafood restaurant. Which is just next to the famous Lovers Bridge. We had a big feast there really. Try the tofu claypot! It's so yum!!!

After dinner, we walked the Lover's Bridge. Although it's called the Lover Bridge, but it's not romantic at all and not really for lovers ahhaah.. it's such a busy bridge! It is now turned into a fishermen loading area.

While you are walking on that bridge, you gotto becareful with those motorbikes that are transporting crates and crates of seafood! They will go honk honk honk speeding all the way and we will have to stand as close to the side of the wooden bridge to avoid them! That was around dinner time.

But after you get to the end of the bridge, you will see the boats all lined up and the fishermen is busy transferring the crates of seafood up. They are so fast and efficient! Saw lots of fishes!

Lover's bridge is such a interesting place to go to and definitely a place to go for photo enthusiast!

We left Tanjung Sepat after that at around 7pm and head to a Temple that is only opened to public during Chinese New Year period. On the normal days, they are closed and only open for the monks. That temple is HUGE and we were so lucky to be there! Beautiful decorated lights and there are so many things to see!

I saw lots of people carrying cameras and snappin away.

I'm not sure what Temple this is but I will try to find it out. Make sure you go there during Chinese New Year!

Thank you to all my girls! It's lovely to be with you all and miss you lots! See ya...
Next Year!

Where shall we go next? hehehehe

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

My poor bird cage

This bird cage is not a real bird cage. It's a necklace that I bought from bangkok. So cheap and I love it so much! Unfortunately it was ran over by a car and look like a new kind of art now -_-"

My cousins said it looks much nicer than before. Bloody hell.

I have only wore it 1 day and it got loosen while I was playing on the road with my cousin.

When I realized, it was too late. Found it on the road looking odd. Luckily birdy inside still in good condition. I brought it back to Perth with me and I'm going to fix it!!!

............. Yea gonna fix it!

See how long it takes ya... :P

[Photog] Wan Yee and Ming En's Prewedding Shoot

While I was in KL, I attended my friend's ROM.
I was asked if I could do a simple shoot for them on that day and of course I said yes! I love taking happy photos! It makes me happy! It was my first time doing pre-wedding shoot, to be honest, I struggled a bit thinking of poses and make them feel comfortable in front of the camera.

Good thing is they were natural in front of the camera! I was glad that they know what pose I want after just telling them one time! I think they should just do modelling :P The photographer will love them haha

Although the weather that day was madness hot but we still managed to get nice photos although with the harsh sunlight.

Don't you think my friend Wan Yee looks stunning and beautiful in every shot? I want her eyes!! Can I? Can I? hahahah and of course Ming En, her husband was really good at expressions too! Such a lovely couple. :)

They were fun, naughty, funny and totally easy to work with.

Congratulations to both of you!
Here are the rest of the photos :) Enjoy!

Sunday, February 20, 2011

It's time to say good bye again

Last meal in KL, home cooked food and big bowl of soup!

Unfortunately I have sore throat, couldn't enjoy the food properly but at least I tried everything!

Friday, February 18, 2011

Bangkok Day 3 - last day

Today is our last day at Bangkok, so is our shopping day.

We had our breakfast in the room. Sticky rice with some dried pork in banana leaf and spongy coffee cake. Both bought from Kanchanaburi.

After that we took a taxi to the Grand Palace. The palace was massive! It will take you about 1-2 hours to walk around if you have a tour guide telling you the history. Or else you can just grab the booklet at the entrance and read the history while you are exploring around. It cost 350 baht per person. No shorts or sleeveless shirt. They will ask you to hire a long skirt or shirt to wear if your clothing is not appropriate. Most important thing is becareful of your belongings and do not trust the TukTuk drivers there.

It was a super hot day, so my sister and I left early and head to the Platinum mall. Platinum mall is famous for cheap and nice clothings. Seriously a heaven for the girls!!! It's so cheap I don't know which to buy! There's 5 floors full of clothing n accessories! Clothes price start from 100baht. That's RM10/AUD3 !

In the middle of shopping time, we stopped for a munch. My sis had pork mix n rice. I had KFC. Haha just wanted to see if there's any different from KL KFC and Aus KFC.

After a few hours of shopping, we head back to Lub D backpackers to drop off our stuff then start our way to Pah Tong night market. Pah Tong night market sell mostly pirated stuff. Like fake branded goods and clothings. There's nothing interest us so we went to find something local to eat.

We found a little alley way restaurant. Don't know what is it call but I feel so Thai there haha. First time having food in such a local place. Felt exciting!

We shared omelette, pork basil rice and chicken stir fry noodle.

While we walked back to the backpackers, this man caught our attention. His knife skill of carving the soap is unbelievable. He was so fast and consistent! I stood there and stared at his art of carving for few minutes!

Can't believe is the last day of my bangkok trip because we are leaving tomorrow morning. I am definitely coming back here for another holiday!

Oh! I bought the Thai/Chinese traditional clothes too! It fits perfectly! Will wear it on 2012 Chinese New Year haha!

Night all!