The Friday I Ate Smoky Jack of Upper Penang Road

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09.30 am – Woke up to a cup of oats.

Good morning to you!

Breakfast.

10.30 am – Showered this fella.

11.00 am – Watched Rain’s latest action packed movie flick trailer, Ninja Assasin.

11.30 am – Showered this thing.

Dusty fan cover.

Dusty fan base.

Clean fan cover.

Clean fan base.

Dropped an in-cistern block into the 2 toilet cisterns upstairs.

Feels clean.

12.00 pm – Went to CIMB to collect my mullah.

12.30 pm – Went to the most delicious chicken rice stall in Penang for lunch.

DELICIOUS. APPETIZING. DELIGHTFUL. HEAVENLY. NECTAROUS. PALATABLE. SINFUL.

The 2nd most delicious kiam chai boey in the world.

The savory chicken rice chilli.

I felt like a king for 15 minutes.

01.30 pm – Dropped by Kim Soon Auto Repair to get my car fixed.

Too bad he was not around as it was lunchtime.

Decided to take a trip to Tesco for fun.

Bought a RM38.88 package of Bausch & Lomb Renu Multiplus Multi-Purpose Solution from Watson’s,

a RM1.29 per kg red seedless watermelon,

a pair of Tesco’s in-cistern blocks and a multipurpose peeler.

The receipt.

02.30 pm – Went back to Kim Soon and this time he was around.

Had him change the engine oil and

readjust the screw loose third brake lights of

my car.

Euro on, tmtev.

04.30 pm – Received a request from a potential buyer for my hard disks.

Had to plug them both back in to my PC to get it checked.

Oh well, you gotta have good customer service to sell well.

05.00 pm – Read Jin Hackman’s interview.

07.30 pm – Wanted to go to pay summons at the police headquarters at Jalan Patani but it was already way past operating hours.

09.00 pm – Went over to Smoky Jack of

Upper Penang Road for Daryl’s birthday and farewell dinner.

The alien capsule seats.

I’m gonna skip this place in future. Reason? Their portioning is so small.

10.00 pm – Went to MOIS and see if the RM200 per bottle of Jack Daniels promotion was still ongoing. Too bad it wasn’t.

The invites.

12.30 pm – Moved on over to QEII.

Everybody, say hello to Shane Chee!

04.00 am – zzzzzzzZZZZZZZZZZZZZzzzzzzzzzzz

The Tuesday I Sold My Canon A75

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10.00 am – Soft boiled eggs,

coconut oil on toasts,

a quarter watermelon and

yogurt for breakfast.

01.00 pm – Lunch.

05.00 pm – Afternoon break.

Fresh n’ raw.

06.30 pmPower Training @ ZeroFitness.

power training

08.00 pm – Had seaweed soup,

soy sauce pork,

fried egg,

fried tofu and

fried fish for

dinner.

09.00 pmSold my old Canon A75.

Packed it up.

Filled in the poslaju form.

12.00 am – zzzzzzZZZZZZZZZZZZZzzzzzzzzzzz

Bangkok Trip 2009 : Day 1

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07.30 am – Had soft boiled eggs,

a cup of oats milk,

an apple and

a loaf of bread.

08.30 am – This fella arrived.

Off we went in Dad’s car.

09.30 am – 6 of Bangkok 8 having breakfast at

Pinang Kopitiam. The other missing 2 consisted of the smoking one who was keeping the hiding one company. 😈 Sorry bro, had to pecah ur kang tao when checking in cause Tonkap teman-ed me.

My boarding pass.

The arrival card for international travelers arriving into Bangkok.

Wen huan : “I’m going to Bangkok, Ma!”

My roomie. Felt like sneaking a scissors in and cut out his fringe.

10.00 am – Everyone successfully passing through the boarding gate.

10.30 am – Our plane.

Look at the smile on everyone’s face. That’s what happens to anyone who travels to the ‘Land of Smiles’.

Airbus A320’s computer system.

Looks new, smells new.

“Take a peep and throw this jacket up into the air if you feel excited.”

As it was just a week after the Bangkok protests, the last 15 rows at the back of the plane was empty. 4 of us conquered ourselves a lot of space. On my left was Gaekap and

Tingkap at the

back.

In front of me was Jaekap.

AirAsia’s in flight magazine. Nice.

The air cond was so cold that you could see the smoky coldness coming out from the vents. The picture isn’t really clear. You gotta be in there to see the coolness of the smokiness.

10 minutes later.

Couldn’t help it. I just had to order this. I missed it the last time. Couldn’t afford to miss it this time around.

Had a bottle of Mount Fleur. hMMmmm…. fleur… sounds familiar.. 😈

Spent my first 1000 baht.

Another 15 minutes later.

Our champion again.

Got my water and

tom yam when the food tray reached my spot.

MY GAWD!! It smells soooOOOOOOooo gooooooooooooood!

11.30 am – And we have landed! woooOOOOO!!!! Bangkok 8 in Suvarnabhumi airport.

We just couldn’t wait to get out and breathe in some Thai air.

As soon as we got out, I went out to get maps from

the counter here.

6 of us bought ourselves a prepaid SIM card for THB100.

And Happy it was.

My Thai number.

Minus 1 hour from my watch.

Jaekap, Gaekap,

Songkap and I were in the same taxi.

01.00 pm – Half an hour later, we arrived at All Seasons Siam Bangkok. Nice hotel.

Nicer than our previous one. But not as strategic location wise.

02.00 pm – Left for Grand Palace of Bangkok. My taximates and I arrvied first. The other car was lost. The taxi driver ‘got lost on the way to Grand Palace’. Cockshit. How can you not know where Grand Palace is?

Anyways, we found our coffee shop

right next to Thammasat University and

went in first.

We were so hungry we could eat a whole Tonkap.

Our first authentic Thai meal. Mee krob.

Ka mu tom yam.

The rest arrived about half an hour later.

By that time, we’ve already finished.

03.00 pm – We almost got conned again. We almost decided NOT to check out the Grand Palace because of the touts standing at the entrance.

Luckily we decided to U-turn and managed to get in smoothly. As you can’t wear shorts in the vicinity of the temple, we paid the deposit and rented a pair of capoeira pants each.

The entrance.

The only group picture taken of the 8 of us together.

I took lots of pictures.

Lots.

The architecture of the Grand Palace was so beautiful.

Amazing.

Breathtaking.

How do you think I look in my capoeira pants?

I thought of making fun of the soldiers, but didn’t dare to.

I didn’t wanna die.

Arrived at the pants centre first and returned my capoeira pants. It was so hot that by the time I took them off, my nuts were already roasted crisp brown.

Dress code.

Saw a mini coconut ice cream stall outside and bought ourselves some.

~yum. However, I still prefer Midlands Park’s. More flavour.

05.00 pm – Arrived at Siam Paragon. ~ah, air cond at last.

(Side note: while writing this draft, I felt so much the urge to go back to Bangkok. I hope that we can go back there together some day. For someone’s bachelor party hopefully.)

Took a rest at the food court.

Taxi fare settlement.

05.30 pm – Took the juniors for a walk around the place. =P

7 of 8.

06.00 pm – Took a BTS Skytrain from Siam station to Nana station.

And then Gaekap bought

a pair of sandals for himself.

06.30 pm – Arrived at Foodland Supermarket and

went shopping for

cartons after cartons of water to last us till Day 5.

Paid 54.50 baht per carton.

07.00 pm – Found Took Lae Dee, which was part of the supermarket, and had dinner there.

The menu had so many choices of food.

In the end, I settled for phat thai.

The cool thing about this place was that patrons ate on a counter.

As such, it was pretty difficult for us all to sit next to each other.

10 minutes later. It was sooOOOOOOOOOOOooo delicious!!!!!!! Crazy delicious!!!!!!!!! I miss! I miss!

So was the caramel custard.

09.00 pm – Went back to the hotel straight after dinner, changed and came out again. Was caught in a road block. Thank God our taxi guy wasn’t a ‘red shirt’.

09.30 pm – Arrived at Grand Centara. Took the first lift up to the 22nd floor.

Went out of the halfway point and took the other lift to

Red Sky.

~fuh. I tell you. The view from here is magnificent man. Superb.

The internal structure of the restaurant was planned out so damn well.

Songkap said he felt at home. Home as in places where the high society in Bangkok hang out. nah ..|..

Ordered myself Red Sky’s very own cocktail creation. The Centara Pearl.

While the drinks were being prepapred, we took a tour around the restaurant ourselves and discovered several interesting items.

First was this HUGE, and when I say HUGE, I mean DAMN HUGE wine cellar.

It was 2 floors high.

Next was this light thingy on the floor.

So cool. Macam volcano lava flowing to the floor, forming the words RED SKY.

And then my drink came.

It looked pretty fruity.

11.00 pm – Went to THE place where cowboys of Bangkok go to.

Soi Cowboy.

Man. This place is choke full of Thai girls. And foreigners. Both men and women. Young Americans, British, Europeans. And old grannies too. Surprisingly.

I saw pretty eye opening stuff that I have never ever seen before in my life. Before this, I’ve only heard of them before in travels of my friends and relatives.

03.00 am – Went back to the 7-Eleven nearby our hotel and

bought an instant stir fried chicken with basil and rice for supper.

Tonkap deciding among the choices available.

Had to buy a prepaid card by this time as my credit has already finished.

It smells good man, I tell you. Tastes good too! Man, I miss it so much. I miss the availability of pork everywhere I go.

05.00 am – zzzzzzzzZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

The Tuesday I’m Introducing You To Bruno

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09.00 am – Breakfast.

01.00 pm – Lunch.

Kiam chai boey.

The 3 ingredients that make up my coffee.

05.00 pm – Introducing….. BRUNO.

06.00 pm – Coconut oil toasts before gym.

08.30 pm – Dinner.

11.00 pm – Supper.

12.00 am – How I Met your Mother s04e18.

how i met your mother old king clancy

12.30 am – Heroes s03e20.

heroes cold snap

01.30 am – zzzzzzzZZZZZZZZZZZzzzzzzzz

The Monday Aunt Mary & Uncle Joe Ate Mee Sotong Goreng

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09.00 am – Had an apple,

a coconut oil toast, a peanut butter toast,

oats milk and

soft boiled eggs for breakfast.

Took Aunt Mary and Uncle Joe

to Hameed Pata’s.

Check out the mee goreng man. ~fuh. The white ones are chililess, which makes it dull.

~yum

Dropped by Midlands Park One Stop after lunch for……

ta da!

Coconut ice cream!

Addictive I tell ya!

07.30 pm – Had homemade soy sauce chicken,

steamed pork,

pea shoots and

rempah fish

for dinner.

11.00 pm – Bird’s nest for supper. According to her,a small bowl costs RM25. I don’t know how true that is but thanks Mom!

12.00 am – zzzzzzzzZZZZZZZZZZzzzzzzzzzzz

The Saturday Eileen Gan Celebrated Her 21st Birthday

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10.30 am – Woke up to a plate of coconut toasts,

an apple and

2 soft boiled eggs.

11.00am – American Idol Season 8 Top 11 Performances.

american idol season 8 top 11 performances

01.00 pm – American Idol Season 8 Top 11 Elimination.

american idol season 8 top 11 elmination

02.00 pm – Lunch.

Sat at Ti Shen’s soya bean stall.

Had pork leg rice and

char koay teow.

04.00 pm – Went over to Queensbay to shop for a shirt,

a tie and

a pair of shoes for Ryan Lee Ren Gee’s big day tomorrow.

08.00 pm – Went to Maksak for Eileen’s 21st birthday party.

The food.

The birthday girl on the far left.

11.30 pm – Took out my shoes again.

Couldn’t stop obsessing about it.

How the back looks like.

See, Ren Gee, I sengaja buy a new pair of shoes just for your big day.

12.00 am – zzzzzZZZZZZZZZZZzzzzzzzzz

The Wednesday I Learned The Importance Of ‘Staying Alive’

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08.30 am – Woke up feeling happy like fuck.

liverpool 4-0 real madrid

09.00 am – Bought a loaf of bread from the sundry shop down the road.

Made lemonade.

Soft boil eggs,

olive oil + peanut butter toasts and

oats milk for breakfast.

01.00 pm – Lunch break!

Economy rice.

01.30 pm – Bleach 201.

bleach 201

04.30 pm – Learned the importance of “staying alive”.

06.00 pm – Mamee Goreng Asli Fantastik.

The flavouring.

Boiling instant noodles.

~mmMmm~~~

09.00 pm – Badminton with buddies.

11.30 pm – Had bananas, apples and

jellies for supper.

12.30 am – zzzzzZZZZZZZZZzzzzzzzzzz

The Friday I Saw Maria Liew In Malaysian Dreamgirl Season 2

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09.00 am – A cup of milo,

a cup of apple cider vinegar with honey and

butter toasts for breakfast.

Sunshine of the morning.

10.30 am – Swept my bedroom.

Showered this fella.

12.00 pm – Bought lunch from Genting Island Glades’s economy rice stall.

The kiam chai boey from Shim Lam Huat chicken rice.

Lunch.

Afternoon coffee.

01.00 pm – Watched a bit of Malaysia Dreamgirl and guess who I saw?

maria-liew-malaysian-dreamgirl

04.30 pm – A banana and an apple for tea break.

06.30 pm – Collected the tickets.

Went down to Gurney’s food court for dinner. Had the super delicious nasi goreng

padprik ayam.

~yum.

Happily anticipating the taste on her tastebuds while topping her rice with the dish.

07.30 pm – Marley & Me.

marley & me

FC Rating : 7/10

10.30 pm – American Idol s08e17.

american-idol-season-8-wildcard

11.30 pm – Went over to Nasi Beratur Masjid Kapitan Keling to satisfy my craving. The line was this long when I arrived.

12.00 am – Half an hour later.

The fish curry.

~yum.

01.00 am – American Idol s08e18.

american-idol-top-13

02.00 am – zzzzzzZZZZZZZZZZZzzzzzzzzzzzz

The Thursday I Watched Trailers Of Funny People And Public Enemies

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10.00 am – Breakfast.

01.00 pm – Lunch.

03.30 pm – Watched some trailers.

Funny People

Public Enemies

06.00 pm – Tea break.

07.30 pm – Dinner consisted of fried chicken,

stir fried vegetables and

a big bowl of curry.

Homemade dinner.

08.00 pm – Lost s05e08.

lost lafleur

12.00 am – zzzzzzzZZZZZZZZZZzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

The Friday I Went Bowling After A Long Time

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09.00 am – Had Ibumie’s Har Mee Mi Goreng for breakfast.

While the noodles are cooking, take out the perencahs and kecup

and squeeze them all over the plate.

Slice an apple if there’s time.

Then baru you stir the noodles after completion. ~yum

10.00 am – Threw away the lousy, cheapo car sunshade.

Berbulu after a few months of using it. Chan.

12.30 pm – Went over to Mak Long for lunch.

~yum

07.10 pm – Checked out Gurney Plaza’s new wing.

Nando’s had an upgrade.

It’s now 2 stories.

The newly opened Sakae Sushi.

08.00 pm – Went over to Lebuh Presgrave for the

famously delicious ais kacang and

hokkien mee.

Looks simple

but the taste kills! ~fuh

08.30 pm – As it was not really that filling, we went over to the nearby Lebuh Tye Sin for more food.

Economy mee + koay teow + bihun.

Red bean soup.

09.00 pm – Went over to Penang Bowl.

Looks well maintained, although it’s old.

Penang bowl’s bowling charges.

11.00 pm – Waited for 2 hours before we got to play.

101. Not bad huh. :p

1 point achievement. 😈

Cheap and fun. RM12 for 3 games, RM1 for shoes.

01.00 am – Checked out Screwball. Cannot. Fail. Ah Beng music, Ah Beng crowd.

Shifted over to Belissa Row’s Bed immediately.

03.00 am – zzzzzzZZZZZZZZZZZZZZzzzzzz