The Monday I Harvested Sunflower And Planted Catnip

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08.18 am – Woke up to a bowl of apples,

banana toasts and

soft boiled eggs.

11.25 am – Went to Public Bank,

took a number and waited for my turn to fix my online account and Visa problems.

12.00 pm – Waited quite long although I’m just 5 numbers in front. Turns out there was an issue with a family trying to open 3 savings account together, husband, wife and an elderly lady. Decided to go eat lunch at Evergreen vegetarian restaurant opposite and come back later.

Lunch.

12.25 pm – Returned and got it done.

01.30 pm – Got a haircut.

02.02 pm – Came back and saw 2 of the males missing. SHIT.

Found it already dead. Stiff and dry. =(

02.49 pm – Logged into public bank’s online service portal for the first time.

04.26 pm – A mail for me came today.

It was actually the stuff I ordered 4 days ago. So fast.

So fast!

A total of 160 catnip seeds. Damn! That’s a lot!

04.57 pm – Afternoon break.

05.14 pm – The sunflower in my garden is now ready for harvesting.

And so I snipped off the brown, dry flower

and removed the leaves, leaving only the seeds.

Next, I started to plant one of the most effective mosquito repellents in the world.

The super tiny catnip seeds.

Planted a row of it.

07.37 pm – Went to Tesco for some grocerying. I was kinda surprised when the cashier asked me if I wanted to pay for the plastic bags or buy an eco bag as it was ‘no plastic bag Monday’ for all shopping centers in Penang.

As it was just RM1, I thought why not?

The fruits and vegetables bought.

The other stuffs.

08.43 pm – Had stir fried vegetables,

deep fried fish,

winged beans,

deep fried brinjals and

pork soup for dinner.

11.22 pm – Grey’s Anatomy -s06e04.

12.30 am – zzzzzzZZZZZZZZZZZzzzzzzzzzzzz

Monday, 5th Of October 2009

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08.47 am – Banana toasts,

oats and

soft boiled eggs for breakfast.

11.27 am – Checked out the next generation web application for communication.

12.48 pm – Had last night’s leftovers for lunch.

01.27 pm – Fullmetal Alchemist : Brotherhood 26

04.44 pm – Kaya toasts and

grapes with yoghurt for afternoon break.

08.16 pm – Stir fried vegetables,

thick gravy pork,

steamed fish and

teriyaki roasted chicken

for dinner.

12.00 am – zzzzzZZZZZZZZZZzzzzzzz

Day 1 Langkawi Trip : Pondok Keladi Guest House, Langkawi Cable Car, Suspension Bridge, Durian Perangin Waterfalls, Wonderland, Langkawi Fair Shopping Mall

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06.30 am – Rushed back to Island Glades from Batu Maung for this.

07.08 am – On the way back to Batu Maung, PCJ’s accelerator got stuck.

It just didn’t want to come back up.

Luckily it happened at a safe location. Had Dad take care of it. Thanks, Dad! Thanks Mr Tan for helping me push it to a safer location.

07.20 am – Had a quick breakfast of oats (Thanks Mr Tan) and

apples (Thanks Vinny).

07.44 am – Was on our way to the airport. Thanks Mr Tan for picking us up.

08.00 am – Checked in in time.

08.15 am – Was already waiting at the gate.

08.17 am – 2 minutes later.

Firefly’s ATR 72-500 propeller planes.

The seating arrangement of 2 by 2.

The Firefly branded buckle.

08.28 am – Our first holiday away from Penang. hehe.

08.40 am – A birds eye view of Penang.

The clouds.

08.42 am – I liked the fact that there was a stewardess serving us free drinks on the plane.

Mango and blackcurrant juice.

Holiday mood officially : ON.

08.47am – Spotted a rainbow.

09.07 am – The big ass Langkawi airport welcoming sign.

Headed towards arrivals.

The crowd.

09.20 am – Got ourselves a taxi van for RM24.

I don’t really know why they’d need such a big van for the 2 of us but I didn’t mind as long as the price was the same.

Our driver for the day was Encik Mohd Hanif Bin Abd Rahman. Thanks for the lift.

10.11 am – Met the host of our stay at Pondok Keladi, Marc. Thanks for showing us around the place.

Was showed around the very green and peaceful Pondok Keladi.

I liked the concept of the common area.

Pretty wide and spacious. Equipped with a full kitchen and wifi.

Got acquainted with the other residents like Gadget, who was the most lovable dog of all,

Ben,

(sorry, forgot your name) and

Melissa.

The pathway to my room, guarded by a sleeping security guard.

The pathway to the other rooms.

Slept in “ENAM” throughout our stay Langkawi.

The RM95 per night double bedroom.

The mini fridge.

The luggage stand.

The window overlooking the trees.

The shower and the toilet seat.

The sink.

11.03 am – Our car for the trip arrived, arranged by Marc. Got it for RM50 per day.

11.10 am – Fueled her up.

11.18 am – 1st stop. Restoran Nasi Kandar Tomato.

When I arrived, I noticed that the variety was wide but was skeptical towards the quality.

Only after tasting it did I realize that the stuff here is delicious!

12.17 pm – Drove over to the Oriental Village for the cable car.

The bridge connecting the village and the car park.

The super simple map and directions.

Eh? This ain’t Bangkok, is it? kapppppp

12.21 pm – After a bit of weaving through the boring Oriental Village, we arrived at the entrance and got us a pair of tickets for RM15 each.
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The Sunday I Ate Teluk Kumbar Seafood

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10.00 am – Had soft boiled eggs,

halfway eaten muffins and

Venjon’s pancakes for breakfast.

01.30 pm – Accompanied Vinny belanja makan Mdm Yap for her birthday.

We had Shanghai soup dumplings,

super delicious

liquid filled egg custards,

cute looking turnip replicas,

prawn fritters,

mapo tofu

fried rice,

handmade fried thick vermicelli and

black pepper fried noodles.

03.00 pm – Went down to Jusco and bought a box of cornflakes,

a tub of honey and

a liter of HL milk.

03.30 pm – Bought a bottle of green tea on the way back.

06.30 pm – Went to Teluk Kumbar Seafood for Mdm Yap’s birthday dinner.

The primary school opposite.

The eating area.

The sunset view.

The food at 7.20pm.

09.00 pm – Had dragonfruit juice and

grapes, apples and mangoes for dessert.

12.00 am – zzzzzzZZZZZZZZZzzzzzzzzzz

The Tuesday I Had Roti Jala For Dinner

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09.30 am – Had a pear,

the last 2 remaining slices of Gion Kyoto Japan

bread,

oats milk and

2 soft boiled eggs for breakfast.

01.00 pm – Lunch.

Nescafe coffee.

02.00 pm – Watched the trailer for 17 Again and

G-Force, movies I would definitely wanna watch. (Although I’m no longer a teenager =P)

05.30 pm – Tea break!

07.00 pm – Power training.

power training

09.00 pm – Curry chicken and

roti jala for dinner.

11.00 pm – Supper.

11.30 pm – How I Met Your Mother s04e17.

how i met your mother the front porch

12.00 am – Grey’s Anatomy s05e17.

grey's anatomy i will follow you into the dark

01.00 am – zzzzzzzZZZZZZZZZZZzzzzzzzzzzz

The Wednesday I Saw ‘Reflections On Myself’

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09.00 am – Had apple cider vinegar with honey,

milo with nestum,

toasts spread

with margarine

for breakfast.

12.30 pm – Had economy rice,

and kiam chai boey

for lunch.

Not forgetting an after lunch cup of coffee.

04.30 pm – Watched Bleach 198.

06.30 pm – Cooked a packet of my favourite instant noodles.

The evil stuff.

~yum

How it looks like a second before entering my mouth.

08.00 pm – Your post, Reflections on myself, made my day. Below’s a snippet of what was written :

hard hearted

09.00 pm – Badminton with buddies.

11.00 pm – Had a glass of milo,

vanilla waffles,

grapes and bananas for

supper.

12.30 am – zzzzzzzZZZZZZZZZZZZzzzzzzzzzzzz

The Wednesday I Discovered That Knight Rider Sucks

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09.30 am – Had breakfast.

12.00 pm – Had lunch.

04.30 pm – How Py sleeps.

05.00 pm -Had honeycomb rice cakes for tea.

06.30 pm – Early dinner with Shawn at Island Glades’s Mutiara Selera.

Had hokkien curly mee.

07.30 pm – Hung around the room.

Watched How I Met Your Mother s04e05 and

Knight Rider s01e01 and it sucks!!!! Disappointing. Truly is.

09.00 pm – Badminton with buddies.

Sexsi tummy / Pichie.

Dumbshit, this is how you hold the racket la.

Double A.

Gentle giant / Bad-timing hugger.

Used-to-be-thinner / Smashing king.

Sexsi tummy / Smashing king.

Used-to-be-thinner / Bad-timing hugger.

11.40 pm – Supper.

01.00 am – zzzzzzZZZZZZZZZZzzzzzzzzz

The Sunday I Tried Teluk Kumbar’s Salwa Mee Udang

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12.30 pm – Went to Genting Island Glades and had char koay teow

and curry mee with John and Jiun.

02.30 pm – Guitar class with this fella.

05.00 pm – And then I started heading south cause I miss

this little devil friend of mine called RubMeHere.

07.00 pm – Went to Teluk Kumbar’s Mee Udang by Salwa.

I like the place cause it’s located by the sea and by this bridge called the Lover’s Bridge.

The evening looked promising. The sun was setting by the sea,

the moon was already curi curi-ing to come out,

my mee udang and

her mee udang arrived shortly.

We had a lovely dinner surrounded by an enchanting atmosphere

until I asked for the bill. Guess how much 2 plates of mee udang and a cup of sirap limau cost.

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RM 36.50

Tio Mmm Tio?

Mmm Hai Ahma?

Cam xbtul ni?

Yenger porengeh?

08.00 pm – After eating, we had dessert at Batu Maung’s 7 Eleven.

Nestle’s Trophy and Tropicana ice cream.

12.30 am – Made meself a heart healthy supper.

01.30 am – zzzzzzzzzzzzZZZZZZZZZZZZZzzzzzzzzzzzz

The Saturday I Got Sick

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09.30 am – Woke up to the sound of loud knocking on my door. Turned out to be granny with the roof repairman here to measure the ceilng board for repair works.

10.00 am – Felt my mind rolling like a hurricane. Tried sleeping back but couldn’t. So what do you do when you can’t sleep back? You lie down with your eyes closed, awake.

11.00 am – Decided to get up. Breakfasted. Dropped by stewie‘s, kennysia, tinkitalks.

Ate the rest of the strawberries for breakfast.

Not all were edible.

11.30 am – Showered.

12.00 pm – Updated famouschris.

12.30 pm – Lunched at Island Glades’s soya bean stall.

Bought this from

Genting coffeeshop’s economy rice stall. It’s relatively cheap, I would say.

02.00 pm – Balik rumah. Updated famouschris.

03.00 pm – Napped.

06.30 pm – Woke up not feeling right. Wasted time surfing around.

07.00 pm – Dinnered.

As it was a Saturday night, I had to wait behind a long long line of people who ordered before me.

While waiting, I took photos of irresponsible drivers blocking an entire lane of road by parking their car inconsiderately. You know, there is ample parking space at the front and back of Island Glades. If you want to save on parking fees you can always park further at a non-obstructing spot and walk a bit further.

PEG8311 Suzuki Vitara.

PGA2727 Kenari (although you are a hot chick, you still should park at proper parking lots) and PGM2913 Honda City.

PGR5318 Kelisa, PHF1127 Camry (newer) and PCN3633 Camry (older).

PGR604 Honda City and PEB6019 Proton Iswara.

Bought a bunch of these on the way home.

Had fish porridge.

08.00 pm – Checked out the entire site of the cool as ever Euphoria by Ministry of Sound, read about the PH balancing of food.

08.30 pm – Showered. Came out feeling so cold. No choice.

Took a tablet of 500mg panadol soluble.

09.00 pm – Watched a self improvement video.

Grapes to keep me company.

Learned that each of us is born with a unique ability that has 4 characteristics.

  1. It is a superior ability that other people notice and value.
  2. We love doing it and want to do it as much as possible.
  3. It is both energizing to us and those around.
  4. We keep getting better, never running our of possibilities for further improvement.

I think my passion lies in organizing and planning for short term events. Like for example, the Bangkok trip recently, I didn’t mind researching and planning out the itineraries for the entire 4 days. I enjoyed myself checking out the sites after sites of traveler advise on things that they enjoyed doing and thought of how it could fit us during out stay there.

11.00 pm – Read up on the latest hu ha involving DawnYang and XiaXue.

11.30 am – zzzZZZZZZzzzzzzz

The Monday Where I Watched Snoop Dogg’s Father Hood

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07.00 am – Woke up. Showered.

08.00 am – Checked out photos of Nicola, my cousin’s wedding.

The Wedding of Nicola Prall and Andy Wismar

nicola prall andy wismar

08.30 am – Watched the goals of last night’s Turkey – Czech Euro 2008 game. Turkey won over Czech Republic 3-2 to qualify for quarter finals.

turkey

09.00 am – Worked on trip timetable.

12.00 pm – Lunch.

12.30 pm – Continued working on trip timetable.

01.30 pm – Jotted down some basic Thai language to have the upper hand in conversations.

02.30 pm – Nap.

03.00 pm – Called 123 to enquire about international roaming. Seems that it is already activated for my phone number.

Call charges for Maxis international roaming in Thailand

RM 1.17 per sms to Thailand or Malaysia line.
RM 3.00 per minute to Thailand or Malaysia line.
RM 5.00 per minute from Thailand or Malaysia line. (the caller will only have to pay normal call charges)

03.30 pm – Continued updating bangkok trip details.

05.30 pm – Went to Botanical Gardens after Daryl arrived.

06.00 pm – Hiked to 84.

Warming up is important in preventing injuries.

shawn chin sze wye

Somewhere before midpoint.

shawn chin sze wye, daryl koay tze yang

Tired at 46.

shawn chin sze wye, daryl koay tze yang

The yellow permanent forest estate highland signboard. Marks the last corner before 84’s hut.

permanent forest estate highland

Finally at 84.

84 hiking trail

We left after resting for about 10 minutes. Reached the hut at 46 about 15 minutes later.

hut at 46

Reached the bottom about 20 minutes later.

shawn chin sze wye

08.00 pm – Ate Terengganu Road’s Nasi Melayu.

nasi melayu terrenganu road

08.30 pm – Surfed around.

09.00 pm – Read RPK’s Educate, Not Legislate.

09.30 pm – Showered.

10.00 pm – Watched Snoop Dogg’s Father Hood s01e01 & s01e02. David Beckham appeared in the second episode. It’s quite a funny show.

snoop dogg father hood

Some grapes while watching..

grapes

11.00 pm – Chit chatted with buddies.

12.30 am – ….zzzZZZZzzzz….