The Christmas Eve Thursday of 2009

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Woke up to a very good morning. Yeah. Christmas is here.

08.29 am – Went to 9B Jalan Delima for

this stall’s

super awesomely delicious curry mee.

08.52 am – Showered this fella.

02.15 pm – Started making lunch.

Softening up the spaghetti in water.

Sweet Hungarian paprika. (And I thought paprika was from India?)

Peeled cabbages into bite size.

Cucumber to be cut.

Butter and olive oil.

Liquid heavy cream.

Paprika, cayenne pepper, black pepper an salt.

The soft and bendable spaghetti.

While the cabbage and spaghetti was being boiled,

the onions and scallions were chopped up.

Started sauteing the scallions and onions.

After about 3 minutes the spices were thrown in.

How it looked like 1 minute later.

Poured in the heavy cream.

After about 1 minute of stirring.

Ta da! Lunch.

06.44 pm – Received my Christmas gift from Vivian.

A pair of Quicksilver flip flops!

And it fits! Thanks, Vivian!

08.59 pm – Passions of Kerala for dinner.

Awesome banana leaf rice. One of 2 places in Penang I’d recommend for banana leaf.

Mutton marsala.

Deep fried bittergourd.

The damage. (A fraction of what you’d pay in restaurants on New Year’s eve.)

10.24 pm – Party time!

02.56 am – After party bar.

03.41 am – Wanted to eat supper at Nasi Beratur and Raffe but turns out they were out of food.

Went over to trusty McDonald’s instead.

Bought home a box of Fillet o Fish.

Supper.

05.00 am – zzzzzZZZZZZZZZZZzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

Friday 20th November 2009

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08.44 am – Showered this fella.

Went to 9B Jalan Delima for

this.

Before.

After. (2 spoonfuls of sambal)

12.25 pm – Lunch.

01.21 pm – Checked out Google’s very first operating system. Pretty soon, they’re gonna take over pretty much everything that has to do with computers.

Checked out YouTube’s latest voice to text techonology. Automatic subtitles. Amazing!

05.54 pm – Salt.

06.29 pm – Took a walk in Gurney Plaza.

07.36 pm – Went to Mr Lee’s simple wedding eve buffet dinner.

10.45 pm – Fringe s02e07.

11.30 pm – Fringe s02e08.

01.00 am – zzzzZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZzzzzzzzzzzz

The Wednesday I Took Pat Around Penang

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08.20 am – Went to one of the most delicious curry mee in the world for breakfast.

The red postbox outside the house.

~yum~

10.14 am – Picked up Pat and took her to The Chocolate Boutique.

A place with lots of rooms

filled with all kinds of chocolates.

Almonds.

Coconut.

Chocolate coated chips.

I forgot.

I forgot.

Green tea.

70% dark chocolate.

10.36 am – Next stop, Cheong Fatt Tze mansion. Also known as the Blue Mansion.

At the entrance.

Paying for the tickets. RM12 per pax.

Rules to follow.

Bookmarks and tickets.

How it looks like from the outside.

Rickshaws gracing the

sides of the entrance.

The only picture of the interior as

we were not allowed to take pictures inside.

The tourist guide who was very knowledgeable. Joann knew everything about the history of the mansion and explained every detail well.

12.18 pm – Pat and Gim at the entrance, ready to leave.

12.36 pm – Lunched at Mizi. Had al frutti di mare for my main dish.

The best mushroom soup in the world.

Spaghetti al frutti di mare.

02.44 pm – Khoo Kongsi.

The sign.

The awesome Khoo kongsi temple.

The lions.

Pat and Gim at the entrance.

Admiring the wall carvings.

Trying to figure out what the snail looking thing is.

Checking out the oldies of Khoo Kongsi.

The main temple.

Checking out the paintings at the back.

The antique chairs.

The wall paintings.

The present trustees of the temple.

Checking out the oldies again.

Wall carvings.

Gim and Pat before entering the Parentage Society of Khoo Clan.

The left of the entrance.

The right of the entrance.

Pat was saying that this logo reminds her of America’s Ku Klux Klan.

Once inside,

both Pat and Gim were busy

reading and looking at the pictures gracing the wall of the place.

04.23 pm – After a long and tiring day, coconut water was served.

Happy Pat.

Happy Gim.

08.00 pm – Went to Gurney for a little window shopping and ended up having dinner in Sakae Sushi.

I had garlic fried rice,

salmon sushi,

a dish consisting of beef and egg (I forgot the name) and

miso soup.

12.00 am – zzzzzZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZzzzzzzzzzzzz

The Friday I Watched Pixar’s Up And Gus The Cloud

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07.30 am – Went to the Jalan Delima’s hidden curry me for breakfast.

The mint leaves.

The ingredients.

The RM2.40 curry mee.

08.30 am – Took PCJ for

a shower

at Island Park Auto Wash.

The helper and the boss.

09.00 am – “A bath now? What.. it’s already 1 week?!?!”

01.00 pm – Lunch.

07.30 pm – Went to Burmah Road’s Chang Yen vegetarian restaurant for dinner.

The variety of dishes.

What I took.

08.00 pm – Went to Midlands Park for

some coconut ice cream.

~yum.

09.00 pm – Watched Up @ GSC. It’s very very good!

FC Rating : 9.5/10

Enjoyed the short film at the beginning of the movie very much. Gus the cloud and Peck the delivery bird.

12.00 am – zzzzzZZZZZZZZZZzzzzzzzzzzzz

The Saturday I Ate Hock Chuan Heong For The First Time

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09.30 am – Went to Jalan Delima’s hidden curry mee for breakfast.

Before stirring.

After stirring. Yeah. Much more appetizing.

10.00 am – Prison Break s04e21

prison break

11.00 am – Prison Break s04e22

prison break

01.30 pm – Paid a visit to Tesco Penang to buy ingredients for tomorrow’s main activity.

02.30 pm – Paid a visit to the awesome maximus Hock Chuan Heong of Macallum Flat.

The food was good, but one thing chan is you definitely have to wait more than 30 minutes on a weekend.

Nevertheless, the food will drown your pissed-off-ness when it comes.

Anti vampire stuff.

Old school plate, spoon and chopsticks.

At exactly 40 minutes later, the oyster noodles arrived. Damn, it was delicious!

Then came the fried glass noodles. Damn, another mind blowing stuff.

Then came the ba ki. Damn, damn, damn. Delicious as hell.

05.30 pm – Hang out with buddies at Winter Warmers.

Shifted to A&W after a short while.

07.30 pm – Dropped by Gadget Zone of Midlands Park

for a mouse.

08.30 pm – Went to a house warming party somewhere around PISA.

12.00 am – Chill out at Zenzibar.

03.30 am – zzzzzzzzZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZzzzzzzzzzzzzz

The Friday I Went To siTigun of Nagore Road

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10.30 am – Had Island Glades’s

hidden curry mee for breakfast.

Inilah akibat dua sudu sambal. SYOK!!!!

12.00 pm – Fringe s01e17.

fringe

01.00 pm – Gossip Girl s02e21.

gossip girl

01.30 pm – HIMYM s04e21

03.30 pm – New World Park for a late lunch.

Penang char koay teow. ~fuh

Ais kacang. ~fuh. Tell me la, how can one migrate away from Penang?

04.30 pm – Hung out at siTigun for the first time.

A homely kind of place where you can find coffee,

free wifi and

bicycles. Yes, bicycles, as siTigun calls itself ‘A bicycle pit stop centre’.

(Although cycling around town in Penang can be bad for health, considering the quality of the air.)

The menu.

The model.

Iced latte.

Croissant with butter.

05.30 pm – American Idol Top 5 Perform.

top 5 perform

06.30 pm – American Idol Top 5 Results.

top 5 results

07.30 pm – Fringe s01e18.

fringe

09.00 pm – Lost s05e14.

lost

11.30 pm – Went to Hanis Tomyam Seafood for dinner.

It’s moved to the corner food court from Jelutong road since last year, if I’m not wrong. I missed the cendawan.

I don’t really understand why but they like the colour green a lot.

Ordered a plate of cendawan goreng,

padprik ayam and

ayam masak pedas. ~fuh. Delicious stuff.

And the awesome sambal still tastes the awesome.

12.00 am – Drinking with buddies at QEII.

03.00 am – zzzzzzZZZZZZZZZZZZZZzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

The Friday I Collected PCJ’s RM625 Cash Rebate

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09.00 am – Went to Jalan Delima’s hidden curry mee for breakfast.

wooOOooo~!!

10.00 am – Went for a car wash at Island Park Auto Wash.

The most value for money car wash in the whole of Penang.

11.00 am – Went to Tesco’s post office.

Pressed A and

found myself 11th in line.

The purpose was to collect PCJ’s

RM625 cash rebate. Would be using the money to repair parts of PCJ that needs to be repaired.

Went grocerying after that. Bought a big ass watermelon,

6 bars of soap, slippers,

broccoli, baby carrots,

2 packets of chipsters, sesame oil, nasi padprik goreng seasoning,

a bolster, bolster case and

a Dreamland Inspire Contour pillow.

01.00 pm – Changed my going-to-expire-soon-road-tax.

Tore out the new

road tax and

replaced it with

the old one.

Ta da!

01.00 pm – Had lunch.

Had coffee.

01.30 pm – Watched Lost s05e04.

02.30 pm – Nip/Tuck s05e08.

07.00 pm – Went over to Yi Garden for

a bowl of dry pan mee that came with

a mini bowl of fishball soup and

a plate of fried oysters that came with

a mini saucepan of delicious chilli that goes well with it.

08.30 pm – Watched Changeling. Angelina Jolie’s acting was so good. Enjoyed it.

FC Rating : 8/10

11.30 pm – Gossip Girl s02e17.

02.00 am – zzzzzzzZZZZZZZZZZZZZzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

The Friday I Discovered The Director’s Cut to Nike’s Take It To The Next Level

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09.00 am – Walked over to Jalan Delima’s hidden curry mee.

~yum.

10.30 am – Went over to Tesco to buy a pillow,

kitchen utensils holder, soap and

a big ass watermelon.

01.30 pm – Went over to Peng Yang’s for

chicken

rice.

Kiam chai boey.

Peng Yang’s world class chicken rice chilli.

02.30 pm – Went over to Queensbay

to buy the lucky birthday girl’s present.

03.00 pm – Pumped in pressure for PCJ’s tyres.

Bought a bottle of organic apple cider vinegar from E-Gate’s New Age Pharmacy.

05.00 pm – Nike Football’s Take It To The Next Level (Extended). Best soccer advertisement I’ve ever seen so far. Best.

08.00 pm – Perak Lane’s fish head porridge for dinner. First time.

Ordered a bowl of

yew char koay and

peanut soup.

The curly noodles fish soup.

09.00 pm – Gossip Girl s02e14.

Gossip Girl s02e15.

12.00 am – zzzzzZZZZZZZZZZZZzzzzzzzzzzzzz

The Friday I Changed My Car’s Wheel Bearing

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09.00 am – Walked over to Jalan Delima’s hidden curry mee for breakfast.

~wah~

12.00 pm – Went over to Bayan Baru market’s food court for lunch.

Had fried curly mee.

02.00 pm – Went over to mechanic Ong to fix PCJ’s noisy, spoilt wheel bearings.

Step 1 : Jack up the car.

Step 2 : Unscrew the tyres.

Step 3 : Take out the tyres.

The insides of the wheel.

Step 4 : Start knocking out the wheel bearings at the center of the wheel cap.

The spoilt wheel bearing.

Step 5 : Coat the new wheel bearings with

high temperature grease.

And the center of the wheel cap too, before fixing it back to the wheels.

Step 6 : Screw back everything tightly in the same order as the dismantling process.

05.30 pm -Walked down to Kedai Kopi Genting for Shariff’s Nasi Kandar.

Ordered the stuff and took it over to

Ti Shen’s soya bean stall.

Had it with

ma partner.

06.30 pm – Went back to my room. Did a lil’ surfing.

Collected the tickets.

10.25 pm – The Day The Earth Stood Still.

FC Rating : 6/10 (Wait for aXXo / FXG)

01.00 am – Waited in line

for nasi beratur’s

yummy yum yum.

02.30 am – zzzzZZZZZzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

The Friday Colgate Forgot To Glue The Ends Of Their Total 12 Whitening Toothpaste

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08.30 am – Went over to Jalan Delima’s hidden curry mee for breakfast.

When I say hidden, I really mean hidden. There are like 2 huge cars deliberately parked at the entrance, blocking the view of the stall from outside.

Auntie, how to do business like that?

~yum

12.30 pm – Went over to Mak Long for lunch.

Finally, I satisfied my cravings.

Went over to Tesco and got myself

these and

these.

Damn you Colgate Malaysia!

How the hell can you forget to glue the ends of a toothpaste. Dumbshits. Waste my money.

02.30 pm – Washed my room’s toilet.

Both inside and outside.

Spray and rinse. Easy. :p

04.30 pm – Watched Tropic Thunder. Hilarious! Les Grossman roCks!

FC Rating : 8/10

08.00 pm – Badminton at Sxi Primary. Expensive though. RM11 per hour.

But it’s parquet flooring la.

It’s either the fella who broke this is pretty strong or Carlton’s a weak brand.

09.00 pm – Went over to Terengganu Road for a plate of

wan than mee.

09.00 pm – Went on a Gossip Girl marathon.

s02e08

s02e09

s02e10

12.30 am – Had a leftover tomato sausage and

a mug of milo for supper.

02.00 am -zzzzzzzZZZZZZZZZZZZzzz