6D5N Taipei Day 4 : Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall, Ximending, Ten Ren Tea, Red House Theater, Ay-Chung Flour-Rice Noodle, Goose Meat, Mirada, Bittergroud Drink, BABE18

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11.53 am – Wandered around the streets of Taipei with my ‘roommate’ (out of 8 of us Anthony and I were the only 2 having rooms of our own while the others were 2 in a room) and found an authentic looking Taiwanese shop.

From the conversation we had, I think they served wan than mee.

Hi roomie!

The wan than mee that I didn’t like. Tasted so bland.

Meatballs and lu rou fan for my roomie.

Stumbled across one of the many bubble milk tea stalls and bought myself a cup.

~yum~

12.17 pm – Walked around for awhile before returning to our hotel.

01.30 pm – Took a shit, washed up and went down to do a little bit of research by the computer in the lobby.

02.09 pm – The guys had lunch.

So did I.

Broccoli and

some meat soup for lunch.

~yum~

Super delicious latte from 7 Eleven. No idea what the brand is though. Can’t read Mandarin. =(

02.37 pm – In Ximen MRT.

Waited for the train from the dark green line.

02.44 pm – Clean and bright. Oh how I miss Taipei. =(

The very big CKS Memorial Hall MRT station.

02.54 pm – Ta da! Arrived at the National Concert Hall in Liberty Square.

The National Theater, directly opposite the National Concert Hall, in the distance.

The very big west gate directly facing CKS Memorial Hall.

Cheerleading practice. Makes sense to do it here as there is so much space.

Cheang Kai-shek Memorial Hall.

Walked through the souvenir stalls.

Had fun by the entrance.

The view from the top.

The bronze statue of CKS gracing the entrance.

The grand ceiling.

The soldier by the entrance.

Little did we know, the exhibition halls were actually underground!

Chinese calligraphy. Did you know the Chinese invented paper and ink? By the way, I Chinese roots but culturally I’m 100% Malaysian. ^.^

2 February 2010 Dinner

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Boiled a piece of potato.

Ate it with the skin on as most of the nutrition is found near the skin. Wouldn’t wanna miss out on that.

Mashed it.

Metal steamer ring.

The bowl of broccoli.

TC Boy tuna in extra virgin olive oil.

Took about half can for this meal.

Added scallions and parsley.

Raw cherry tomatoes and a stalk of celery.

Dinner of the day.

The Tuesday I Made Garlic Mashed Potatoes

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09.44 am – Breakfast.

12.34 pm – Fixed in the remaining light.

01.25 pm – Lunch.

02.47 pm – Fullmetal Alchemist 37.

04.51 pm – Afternoon break.

04.56 – Started working on the garlic mashed potatoes.

The potato.

Boil it.

While boiling, I received a mail.

Wow. A reusable bag from Public Bank for

registering for the awesome PB Day2Day Visa card.

I’m pretty sure I’m not gonna lug this bag around the mall but it’s useful nevertheless.

Got back to preparing the spices.

Decided to add scallions at the last minute.

Prepared the vegetables.

Soaked it in water.

Cut up the boiled potatoes in half.

Mashed it.

Added the spices and continued mashing it until it became

this.

Boiled the vegetables.

Ta da!

06.00 pm – Power Training @ ZeroFitness.

07.17 pm – Took out my own sambal belacan to eat with the raw vegetables.

Dinner.

Stole some of granny’s glutinous rice balls.

11.04 pm – Supper.

11.11 pm – Drank a small glass of

Jack Daniels.

01.00 am – zzzzzzZZZZZZZZZZZZZZzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

The Friday I Saw First Assembly of God’s Only You Christmas Play

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11.24 am – Breakfast.

11.42 am – Started preparing lunch.

Vivian cut up aluminum foil

and wrapped the oven grills

before preheating it.

Double the serving of spaghetti.

Took out yesterday’s marinated meat and lay it out on the grill.

Chopped up what needed to be chopped up.

Boiled the carrots, broccoli and

cabbages.

Ta da!

Lunch for 2.

02.01 pm – Vivian started wrapping the presents for FlyFM’s Pagi Show Christmas Tree.

03.48 pm – Went to Golden Auto Accessories to

change the old China brand cacat audio head unit into a better one.

The Pioneer DEH-P4550 audio head unit. I damn love the sound quality, especially the bass!

06.13 pm – Went to Tesco and did some

basic grocerying.

06.35 pm – Went to Restoran Deen of Jelutong for the first time.

Ate the ‘nasi kandar yang terkenal di pulau pinang’. Scores a B from me. Dipping fried chicken in curry is not cool.

08.21 pm – Went to Dewan Sri Pinang for Penang First Assembly of God’s annual christmas play entitles ‘Only You’.

‘We wish you a merry christmasss….’

10.43 pm – The party continues.

01.58 am – Had supper at Ghee Seng Tom Yam.

Had yummy fried curly noodles tom yam and

sinfully delicious roasted pork in soy sauce. A+.

03.30 am – zzzzzzzzzZZZZZZZZZZZZZzzzzzzzzzz

The Sunday I Decided To Start Cooking Dinner Myself

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12.04 pm – Had pork leg rice for lunch.

06.19 pm – Preserved salted vegetable and fish soup,

roasted duck,

broccoli and

pork omelets for

dinner.

07.44 pm – Started with vanilla ice cream v1c.

08.58 pm – Went to Sunshine Square to make

Vinny’s christmas present and

to do grocerying for the coming weekdays.

The receipt.

The ingredients.

10.18 pm – Had instant tom yam shrimp noodles and

mi sedap for

supper.

12.00 am – zzzzzzzZZZZZZZZZZZzzzzzzz

The Monday I Ate Subway Sandwich’s Italian B.M.T.

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08.23 am – Butterscotch toasts,

apples,

a chicken pies and an egg tart for breakfast.

12.13 pm – Lots of vegetables and

a spicy stuffed hard tail scad for lunch.

Caffeine fix.

12.42 pm – Received a snail mail from KL.

The front.

Thanks for personally inviting me a month ago as it allowed me time to obtain cheaper flights to KL. I’m looking forward to your wedding bro. =)

02.57 pm – It’s Complicated.

03.18 pm – Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood 31.

05.45 pm – Afternoon break.

07.00 pm – Last badminton session before a long 4 weeks break for SPM exams.

09.04 pm – Subway sandwich for supper.

Today’s RM7.50 promo was the Italian B.M.T.

Bought a yogurt drink.

Subway’s Italian B.M.T.

01.00 am – zzzzzZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZzzzzzzzzz

The Sunday I Boiled Cauliflower, Carrots And Broccoli For Lunch

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09.08 am – Had a packet of Maggi Mi Goreng Plus Asli Pedas.

~yum~

Watermelon.

Soft boiled eggs.

10.36 am – Went to Demeter’s Choice to buy some stuff.

Dropped by Tesco Penang to do some grocerying.

While inside, Vinny and I decided to buy home a honey glazed roasted chicken and cook our own vegetables.

Cauliflower, broccoli and carrots.

The chopped up chicken.

Lunch.

01.53 pm – Vanilla ice cream v4.

05.08 pm – Hiked Bukit Jambul hill.

Tiring.

06.42 pm – Vinny washing PCJ’s car mats. Thank you, Vinny!

07.18 pm – Went to Jalan Tengah’s Restoran Jaya for

banana leaf.

A side order of tandoori chicken.

12.00 am – zzzzzzZZZZZZZZZZZzzzzzzzzz

The Thursday Granny Turned 80

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09.49 am – Butter kaya toasts,

oats and

soft boiled eggs for breakfast.

12.20 pm – Treated granny to Peng Yang’s

chicken rice

of Lorong Hijau 5 for lunch.

The 2nd MOST DELICIOUS kiam chai boey in the world.

The MOST DELICIOUS white chopped chicken in the world.

Lunch.

So delicious that you’ll order a second helping. 👿

05.37 pmPower Training @ ZeroFitness.

08.10 pm – Went to Gurney Drive’s Corner Club for her 80th brithday dinner. I remember when I was small, like 5 years old, my grandfather (her husband) used to bring me here after picking me up from kindy, for lunch. We’d usually have the private room to ourselves. I’d always arrange 3 chairs in a line and take a nap while he socializes with the waitresses. 😈

We had paus,

four seasons,

genuine shark’s fin soup (a lot of hotels are discouraging it nowadays),

2 types pork,

fish,

2 types chicken,

fish maw with broccoli and mushrooms and

longan with sea coconut for the 8 course meal.

10.20 pm – Hopped on over to my aunt’s house to check out the super awesome RM400 nyonya basket cake (contact me for your custom cake needs) and to also

play with Hugo the dog.

Happy 80th Birthday, Ah Ngin!

12.00 am – zzzzzzZZZZZZZZZZZzzzzzzzzzzz

The Thursday I Watched The Last Episode Of Scrubs

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10.00 am – The usual bananas on toast,

oats milk and

soft boiled eggs.

10.30 am – Trailed the Perak crisis live.

anil netto

01.00 pm – Lunch.

01.30 pm – Scrubs s08e17.

scrubs

05.30 pm – Tea break!

06.30 pm – Power Training at Zero Fitness Sudio.

power training

08.00 pm – Had crabs,

fried chicken,

spicy lady’s fingers and

stir fried vegetables for dinner.

09.00 pm – Lost s05e15

lost

12.00 am – Scrubs s08e18. Show finale. It feels sad to see such shows come to an end. It’ll even be sadder when Lost comes to an end next year. Oh well, life goes on.

scrubs

01.00 am – zzzzzZZZZZZZZZZZZzzzzzzzzzzz