10D9N Melbourne Day 9 : Churros, Spanish Donuts, Queen Victoria Market, Bratwurst, Direct Factory Outlet, DFO, Crowne Melbourne, Burger Edge, The Okker, Luggage Scale, Bak Kut Teh


09.28 am – Woke up the 9th day of our 10 day trip. =(

09.41 am – Arrived in Queen Victoria Market to do our souvenir shopping.

Spent an entire hour walking around the entire place.

10.39 am – This time, it’s Churros! I’ve just checked out the recipe online and it doesn’t seem hard to do.

My turn!

The senor.

Spanish donuts.

Long, doughy and sprinkled with sugar icing.

Went to the food court again.

Stopped by Cafe Ren and

bought myself a cappuccino.

Decided on a bratwurst for breakfast.

Rows after rows of sausages.

Awesome sauces.

Ladies and gentlemen, bratwurst.

Sat outside in the cold, cold morning just like any normal Australian would do.

Our last breakfast outdoors. =(

01.07 pm – Etihad stadium behind us.


The walkway divided into two. One for pedestrians and another for cyclists.

The super HUGE Melbourne Exhibition Center.

By the shipyard.

I present to you, the river!

Arrived at South Wharf’s DFO.

Direct Factory Outlet is a place where you could get awesomely priced discounted clothes from branded stores like





Lorna Jane,

Cotton On (this was where V bought a $2 top and $5 shoes. Siao!),





Nine West,

Burberry (I’m getting my trenchcoat one day),

Armani and many more.

Realized that there was an open wound due to the friction of my watch’s crown.

03.45 pm – Continued walking towards Crown.

Crowne Plaza.

03.48 pm Ta da! Shawn Chin‘s favourite spot.

Stopped by Burger Edge in Crowne.

I only want the highly recommended ‘Okker’.

The oatmeal filled bun looked most healthy.

Ladies and gentlemen, the Okker.

06.13 pm – Started packing for the travel back to Malaysia.

=( Chris ♥ Melbourne (in winter).

This tiny portable hand held luggage is the best souvenier ever.

06.53 pm – Started preparing for dinner.

Cooked rice.

Bak kut teh in Melbourrne.

Masterchef Adrian Lim cooks bak kut teh for you.

Getting ready to dig in.


Thanks Adrian for the bak kut teh!

11.07 pm – We had to get ourselves

a milk product to help drown the bak kut teh breath.

And off we went to Kittens for our first ever experience. 😈

The Friday I Ate Trengganu Road Klang Bak Kut Teh


08.16 am – Made more applesauce.


08.59 am – Showered this fella.

12.40 pm – Rice and bananas, part of the BRATTY diet I’m on cause of diarrhea.

1.15 pm – The Proposal @ home.

FC Rating : 6.5/10.

05.28 pm – Banana toasts for afternoon break.

07.48 pm – Broke the rules and tried Trengganu Road’s Klang Bak Kut Teh for the first time. Conclusion, I’m not coming back here in future. The portioning is small. The fair Chinese lady is not friendly. When I asked for additional soup, I only get a small refill. Super Lai Lai was the best in Penang. I’ve not been able to find a replacement since they left.

The garlic soy sauce.

Bowl for 2.

I wasn’t satisfied.

Their namecard.

Their location.

09.30 pm – Fringe s02e03.

10.15 pm – Lie To Me s02e01.

12.00 am – zzzZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZzzzzzzzzzzzz

The Sunday I Ate Paradise Sandy Beach’s Bistro Delifrance


09.28 am – Woke up and headed down to Bistro Delifrance for breakfast.

The dining hall.

Yoghurt that didn’t look appetizing at all.


An array of salad choices.

Chafing dishes full of local stuff.

The conveyor toaster.

I tried to take as much as I could which includes a bowl of kiddy cereals,

sunny side ups with sausages and

a mix of everything else that seemed appetizing.

10.27 am – Chilled out by the bath tub for an hour before packing up.

11.37 am – Collected muah deposit and checked out.

01.26 pm – Arrived home and had an awesome lunch of roast pork,

subway sandwiches and

homemade bah kut teh.

Cancer bullies that go well with the bah kut teh.


01.54 pm – Vanilla ice cream v1 and green tea ice cream v9.

07.03 pm – Grocerying at Sunshine supermarket.

Stuff bought.

08.21 pm – Fried prawns,

soy sauce chicken and

stir fried water spinach for dinner.

10.09 pm – Vanilla ice cream v2.

12.00 am – zzzzzZZZZZZZZZZZzzzzzzzzzzzz

The Saturday I Tried Classic Coffee Shop’s Bah Kut Teh


10.30 am – Went over to New Cathay for breakfast.

It was packed and finding a place wasn’t easy, as usual.

Had koay chiap.

Bought 6 pieces of apong from my favourite childhood apong stall

opposite Belissa Row.

11.00 am – Went to Kalpana’s to get

Vinny’s eyebrows plucked.

Enjoyed my apong while the action was taking place.

11.30 am – Dropped PCJ at

Kim Soon to let Ah Soon fix the ‘coughing’ problem.

12.00 pm – Helped granny do some sawing.

Showered this fella.

03.30 pm – Took Aunt Mary and Uncle Joe to esplanade’s

Hamid Pata mee sotong goreng.


Aunt Mary and

Uncle Joe from USA,

Vinny from Korea. Sarangehyo~ I got nobody, nobody but you~

04.30 pm – Took Aunt Mary and Uncle Joe to siTigun.

2 days in a row. Awesome.

Tried out the madeleine cookies which tastes a lil bit like bahulu.

siTigun’s ice blended.

I liked the animation of the wave-like layer falling to the bottom.

06.30 pm – Collected PCJ from Ah Soon.

The source of the problem turned out to be the clogged petrol filter.

Since replacing it, PCJ’s journeys have been nothing but smoooooooth.

08.00 pm – Went over to Classic Coffee Shop opposite Padang Brown

for some bah kut teh.

It tastes ok la, not bad, but I still prefer Super Lai Lai’s. Kinda missed Super Lai Lai since they stopped operating.

Awesome cholesterol escalating stuff. ~fuh

Yew char koay.

09.00 pm – Dessert.

09.30 pm – Wait ’til You’re Older. The beginning and middle are just okay. The show peaks as it nears the end. A very very nice movie by Andy Lau. Very.

wait til you're older

FC Rating : 7.5 / 10

12.30 am – zzzzzzzZZZZZZZZZZzzzzzzzzzzz

The Sunday I Went Into Bayswater Condominium


11.00 am – Woke up to a bowl of brown sugar beancurd,

soy bean drink,

ibumie goreng and

ibumie soto.

11.30 am – Played some PS2 Guitar Hero World Tour.

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01.30 pm – Had a bowl of dry soy sauce chicken,

bah kut teh,

jiu hu char,



beef and

several watermelons

for lunch.

03.30 pm – Went to Tesco for some grocerying

with Uncle Joe and Aunt Mary.

They did serious shopping while I only bought 3 kinds of stuff. Eggs,

pistachios and dog shampoo.

02.30 pm – Brought all the stuff and drove into Bayswater for the first time. This apartment was my dream apartment until I learned of the price for a unit. I think the price for a unit is absurd. Keterlaluan. I could buy a nice semi-detached house with that kinda money.

The view at the 22nd floor was awesome.

From the mountains to

the sea.

06.00 pm – Did lotsa serious moving before going to Restoran Eam Huat for dinner.

The appetizer that greets everyone


The herbal drink I drink everytime.

Big fried popiah. Nice.

Pretty filling and juicy inside.

The must order garlic chicken. Delicious!

The must order fish. Delicious!


Stir fried vegetables.

Pork with (dunno what vege).

All in all, dinner was awesome.

09.30 pm – Center Stage.

center stage

12.30 am – zzzzzzzzzZZZZZZZZZZZzzzzzzzzzz

The Sunday I Brought Muscle Man John To Crepe Cottage For Dessert


11.30 am – Had lotsa stuff for brunch.

Herbal eggs.

Curry mee.

Super mini homemade chocolate cupcakes.

More chocolate cakes.

Longan soup.

02.00 pm – Teman Muscle Man John

to Island Glades’s Ti Shen soya bean stall for lunch.

Bought some mini pancakes to share.

02.45 pm – Guitar class.

Artist macam.

07.00 pm – Went over to Thong Lek’s Super Lai Lai bah kut teh.

Stuff you cannot eat without.


And it wasn’t enough for Muscle Man John. He desired for more. What to do?

08.00 pm – And so we went over to Gurney Drive’s Crepe Cottage for dessert.

Shared this with Vinny.

Muscle Man John with his traffic lights crepe.

Jiun with her banana crepe.

10.30 pm – It used to be RM80 for 30 litres. And oh, it’s rumored to go down again from RM2.15/L to RM2.00/L on the 15th November.

12.00 am – zzzzzzzZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

The Tuesday I Acquired Bukit Dumbar Penang Badminton Center’s Phone Number


09.30 am – Breakfasted.

All that’s left.

Had a quarter honeydew and oats.

10.30 am – Was checking mails when I saw this mail from my cousin in Canada where she invited me to view her weekend photos. Saw lotsa pictures of my granny having fun with her great grandson, Alex.

So happy.

12.00 pm – Had lunch.

The usual economy rice.

Salted vegetable leftovers.

Bought a bunch.

Spent : RM8.50

06.00 pm – Went jogging at Bukit Dumbar Park.

But before that, I took the opportunity to check out Penang Badminton Center’s courts

and get their phone numbers.

08.00 pm – Went to Thong Lek for dinner.

Effective + cost effective way of sterilizing the saucerpans, spoons and chopsticks.

wwoOOOooooo~!~!~!! Super Lai Lai bah kut teh!!

Oily vegetables.

I ate so much garlic I sendiri pun tak boleh tahan. Saying this brings me back to my Uni days, where I was usually banned from laughing or talking in Boon Keat’s powerfully modified Saga after Dengkil’s bah kut teh 😈

Clorets for fresher breath, although it doesn’t really get rid of the garlic breaths.

Spent : RM12

09.00 pm – I don’t really understand but some of the others were still not full after such a big ass bowl of bah kut teh.

And so we went to fill in the rest of their tummies at Celcom Ali.

Spent : RM3.30

12.30 am – zzzzzzzZZZZZZZZZZzzzzzzzzzzzzz

The Sunday Where I Had Homemade Bah Kut Teh


12.00 pm – Had homemade bah kut teh.

Yew char koay.

Fried tofu.

Vegetables. (What is this called ah?)

02.00 pm – Walked down to buy myself a bunch of bananas. I think I’m having a relapse of stomachache + diarrhea.

03.00 pm – Tidur.

07.30 pm – Dinner-ed at Northam Beach Front.

Spent : RM 7

09.30 pm – Went to bed.

Spent : RM 20

12.00 am – zzzZZZZZZZZZZzzzzzzzzzz

The Merdeka Sunday I Partied For The 3rd Night In A Row


01.30 pm – Lunched with this fella.

You like you’re singing a song.

Had Bangkok pork leg rice.

02.30 pm – Hung around my room.

04.00 pm – Starbucks, E-Gate.

Brew of the day.

Found a set of keys in Geoffrey’s car. We suspect they belong to a girl’s 👿

07.00 pm – Thong Lek Bah Kut Teh!!


08.30 pm – Hung around my room.

12.00 am – QEII. Damn. Third night in a row @[email protected]

We had fun playing around with Vinny’s spectacles.

Especially this fella and

this fella. HAHAHAHAHA!!!!!

Looking reddish, Sabby.

Jason, Jolene, Joey, Me. Joey took me by surprise when she told me that she has her very own hair saloon called, Hair Line Studios.

Justina, you’re the prettiest mum I have ever seen so far.

~fuh Model material ni, but

I still prefer your without-glasses look.

03.30 am – Went to Nasi Tembok and decided to leave for Raffee with some as we had to wait in line behind twenty over people.

The Sunday I Tried A New Bah Kut Teh Place


10.30 am – Woke up. Breakfasted. Showered.

11.30 am – Checked out if there are any worthy DSLR cameras below RM1000.

12.30 pm – Lunched at Restoran Minah.

01.30 pm – Updated famouschris.

02.45 pm – Guitar lesson #2 @ Hamley.

04.00 pm – Lepak at Starbucks.

05.30 pm – Lepak at me room.

07.00 pm – Updated famouschris.

07.30 pm – Dinner.

09.00 pm – Fillin’ it up.

09.30 pm – Updated famouschris. Chit chatted online.

Got distracted by Flo Rida’s new song.

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12.00 am – Showered.

12.30 am – Surfed around.

02.00 am – zzzZZZZZZZZzzzzzzzzzzz