5D4N Philippines Day 0 : Philippine Peso, Stephen Hawking The Grand Design, Malaysia IC, Airasia, Boarding Pass, Penang International Airport, Tune Hotels KLIA-LCCT Airport, Feeder Bus, Decanter

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10.51 am – Started packing.

Replaced my wallet with the relevant stuff.

11.00 am – All packed up and ready to go.

07.35 pm – Printed out Stephen Hawking’s Grand Design for reading in the plane. Turns out, I only had time to read 1 chapter for the entire 5 days and four nights. =(

09.54 am – Arrived and this guy was the earliest. Usually, Anthony is slow as fuck but today he was no.1 to arrive in Penang International Airport.

Thanks for the ride, John!

1 minute later, Shawn arrived with his polished shoes. This guy only gets his loafers shined for trips like this.

Another 5 minutes later, Andy arrived in his pyjamas. How convenient!

Another 5 minutes later, Elton John arrived.

10.07 pm – Collected their identification cards and proceeded to check us in.

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Boarding pass, check.

10.25 pm – Hung around

McDonald’s.

10.54 pm – Proceeded to wait by the boarding gate. One thing I noticed is that last flights from Penang to KL are usually delayed.

11.12 pm – Boarding time!

11.24 pm – Listened to instructions.

Chinaman goatee!

12.16 pm – Touchdown!

12.30 pm – As soon as we landed, we went straight to the Tune Hotels feeder bus and

boarded it.

Sleepyheads.

Paid RM1 for the journey from the airport to Tune Hotels LCCT.

The journey took 5 minutes.

The bus stopped and dropped us at the back door.

12.46 pm – First thing I did was pay for 12 hours worth of air conditioning @ RM13.49 and towel with toiletries @ RM5.

Suddenly, John started to feng tau.

12.56 pm – After we were done with all the room stuff, we met up with our 2 KL brothers and shared drinks

by the open space in front of the hotel.

Decanter’s price of drinks were reasonable.

2 jugs of Tiger beer for RM60 is really reasonable.

So is a full pint of Guinness Draught for RM19++.

01.05 am – Went to fill up my stomach with a sandwich from 7 Eleven

and a bottle of drinking water.

03.00 am – zzzzzZZZZZZZZZzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

The Sunday I Ate Shihlin’s Happy Ricebox Set

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10.14 am – Had plums, starfruits,

sausages,

kiwis and

soy bean curd for breakfast.

11.01 am – Sorted out the IDR into good and crumply notes.

01.13 pm – Lunched at Cargas Cafe.

Awesome nasi campur.

01.50 pm – Had a can of Pokka vanilla milk coffee for fun.

03.04 pm – Started making vanilla v10.

05.47 pm – Went to see off Vivian’s cousin who was going to USA.

07.52 pm – Went to Queensbay’s Shihlin for dinner.

Ordered the very delicious happy rice box set that came with

a bottle of drink.

Total damage.

08.46 pm – Went to Sticks Fire Bistro for the first time.

The happy hour menu.

Had a pint of the world’s healthiest beer, Guinness draught.

11.00 pm – zzzzzzzZZZZZZZZZZZzzzzzzzzzz

The Saturday I Celebrated Wong Wan Ting & Vanice Tan’s Birthday

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09.00 am – Decided to head out to Chowrasta market for breakfast.

Kedai Kopi Soon Yuen is one very busy coffee shop.

Had the very delicious duck meat koay teow thng.

The super awesomelicious duck innards.

Picture taken from the other side.

Took Vinny to Che Hoon Khor’s

free clinic.

The maximum number of patients seen in a day.

36th in line.

11.00 am – Went to Pulau Tikus’s post office to get Vinny registered as a voter. Took only 5 minutes.

Have you registered?

The ticket dispenser.

Waktu urusniaga pos malaysia pulau tikus.

11.30 am – Went to Bio Pharmalink of Midlands Park to buy apple cider vinegar

but the shop was still closed. Hmph. Not punctual.

Managed to buy a pair 15 minutes later and

a free bottle of New Zealand raw unblended clover honey

for RM33.80.

01.30 pm – Went to Penang’s most delicious Korean bbq restaurant of the moment for Wong Wan Ting’s birthday.

The garlic.

The pork.

The radish, I think.

The big bean sprouts.

The turnip, I think.

The apple, cucumber and carrot.

Smoky chicken soup.

Awesome pancake.

Awesome kimchi.

The most delicious meat from Daorae. Hanbang Dweji Wang Galbi.

Happy birthday, Wan Ting!

03.30 pm – Went over to Bayan Baru’s Sunshine Square to do some grocerying.

Bought 4 bars of soap,

a papaya,

a honeydew and

a Dutch Lady Shine Apple Aloe Vera drinking yohurt.

07.30 pm – Helped with the fire starting of the barbecue pit for Vanice’s birthday.

The cream puffs.

The barbecued prawns.

The sandwiches.

Almost all the party food.

Happy birthday, Vanice!

12.00 am – Showered, changed and head on over to Sunset Bistro

to meet these fellas from KL.

02.30 am – Popped over to Zenzibar

for more drinks.

05.00 am – zzzzzzzzZZZZZZZZZZZZZzzzzzzzzzzzz

The Wednesday I Watched Chris Rock’s Kill The Messenger HBO Special

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08.30 am – Had breakfast.

A cup of milo, a slice of toast and

a plate of Mi Sedap. ~yum

12.30 pm – Lunch.

03.30 pm – And then the electricity went *spoof*. Couldn’t do a damn thing in the house. No internet. No TV. No music. No entertainment. Boring as hell.

Ah well, decided to take the time to clean up the dust on the monitor,

the fan and

(before)

(after)

the air cond filters.

(before)

(after)

06.30 pm – Ah. Finally. After 3 hours of caveman time, the electricity returned.

Had Farveen’s Dalkandar for dinner.

07.30 pm – Hung out at Tiger Arms with buddies.

Had roasted nuts,

8 rounds of Jack & Jill potato chips,

and a few pints of the usual.

The total amount spent by the 5 of us. Who is ‘us’? It’s a secret I’ll never tell. XOXO.

11.00 pm – I laughed my ass out watching Chris Rock’s HBO Comedy Special, Kill The Messenger.

Here’s an 8 minute snippet from the total 80 minutes.

The Saturday I Went To Astaka Taman Tun Sardon For Breakfast

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09.30 am – Went over to try out Taman Tun Sardon’s Astaka for the first time. Lotsa stuff to eat here. All definitely halal.

We had Wahid’s

roti bom and roti telur.

Sri Buana’s

sup koay teow.

And a new thing I have never heard of before in my whole life (although I stay in Penang) called serabai.

It cost about RM0.50 per piece and

tastes kinda like huat koay.

The serabai went well with it’s dip.

Had teh tarik as well.

As there was only Vinny and me, our stomachs didn’t allow us to try out everything. If it was Shawn or Anthony, I guess it’d be different. Anyway, I’ve already marked out 2 stalls I wanna try the next time I come here. Mami Tanjung’s fried bihun,

You Ask For It’s chapati and Sundrum Villa’s tosai.

Oh yeah. While eating an accident happened. Accident as in the drinks guy accidentally spilled teh tarik on Vinny’s ass.

It was so wet that I had to buy the cheapest newspaper I can find (sorry la Kosmo, your newspaper was the cheapest among all)

and layered my car’s passenger seat to keep it clean and dry.

10.30 am – Watched Fringe s01e04.

Fringe s01e05.

01.30 pm – Had homecooked for lunch.

Lobak.

Tomato radish soup.

Stir fried vegetables.

Lala.

Acar.

For dessert, I stole a mini doughnut and a

micro doughnut.

03.30 pm – Watched Madagascar 2. “The name’s so nice, you say it twice”. Hilarious!

FC Rating : 8/10

05.30 pm – Went over to Pantai Jerejak’s Teong Lee for

a Tropical Sling while waiting to pick up someone.

06.30 pm – The Penang Bridge Marathon 2008 setup was complete by this time.

08.00 pm – Went over to Lim Hui Xin’s 1 year old birthday party.

Sadly, by the time Vinny and I arrived, there was only curry chicken, yong tau foo

and 1/5 of the cake left.

And that’s the birthday girl below.

10.00 pm – Went over to Tiger Arms for a couple of rounds of

Guinness Draught and

potato chips.

12.00 am – zzzzzzzZZZZZZZZZZZZZzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

The Friday Ooi Chun Wei Dropped By For 2.5 Hours

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09.00 am – Had breakfast.

Homemade char bee hoon.

11.30 am – Found out that pillows should be replaced EVERY YEAR. I’ve one that’s been with me for like 6 years already. Vinny, you were right. Thanks for raising the awareness. It’s time to buy a new one.

12.30 pm – Had lunch. Sorry la Chun Wei. I hungry liao.

01.30 pm – He came and we went over to Old Town.

This man has a secret weapon that only my Uni housemates and I know. We managed to pacak a flag somemore.

As we stayed and chit chatted and caught up with each other’s life we finished a glass of coffee

and ordered another glass of honey lemon for 2 1/2 hours.

04.00 pm – Went back. Showed me lots of interesting stuff. Learned about ‘Mamak Special’ 😈

05.30 pm – Watched Kung Fu Panda.

08.00 pm – Went over to New Lane’s

street hawkers for dinner.

had beef noodles.

11.30 pm – Hung out at Tiger Arms.

Had the usual Kilkenny.

Jason and his old college friend.

Shamin the manager, who treats his customers well. Nice fella. Although there may be some language problems some time.

Guys, what’s the first thing you see in the picture below?

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Me and Vinny.

03.00 am – zzzzzzzZZZZZZZZZZZZzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

The Saturday I Had 2 Pieces Of Cargas Bayan Lepas Killer Fried Chicken

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10.00 am – Woke up. Breakfasted.

Tried Dutch Lady’s low fat mixed berries yoghurt for the first time.

~yum

12.30 pm – Had lunch.

03.00 pm – Went to the legendary Cargas to meet

these fellas.

Thanks Nat for the killer drumstick.

10 minutes later…

(How can 1 Cargas killer fried chicken be enough?)

One thing I like about Cargas is that they keep a consistent supply of serviettes throughout it’s operating hours from 8.30am to 4.30pm.

04.00 pm – Moved on over to Queensbay and collected the tickets for Eagle Eye.

05.15 pm – Watched Eagle Eye.

FC Rating : 7.5 / 10

08.15 pm – Went to Evergreen Vegetarian Restaurant in Pulau Tikus for dinner.

It was packed!

The very wide array of dishes to choose from.

I had 5 different dishes together with

a bowl of bee ko moey.

09.30 pm – And then all of us hopped on over to Belissa Row’s Haagen-Dazs.

Shawn and Gabe.

Lee Li and Phaik Chin.

Gabe, Daryl, Jason, Anthony.

After a tough time choosing what to order, I narrowed down the selection to this,

this or

this.

Flower Blossom looked tempting but the portioning looks huge. No doubt, Brownie Explosion was enticing but it also looked overly sweet at the same time.

The winner = Belgian Waffle Dream

Jason’s Brownie Explosion.

The girls’ cookie combo.

Anthony’s Mango Tango. Lemma, sounds so tak ngam.

11.00 pm – And then we went to Tiger Arms.

Had the usual Guinness / Kilkenny.

Played Tiger Arms’s fusball for the first time.

(The high quality boring video below plays only if you’re logged in)

2 hours later, these fellas came.

Anthony, nah your pic.

02.00 am – Wanted to supper at Nasi Tembok but skipped it since the line was like soooooooooooooooooooooo long. I’m sure there were twenty over people waiting in line and if each person took 1 minute to order we would have to wait AT LEAST 20 minutes.

And so we went to Jelutong market’s economy rice, which was close. Sat at the midnight nasi kandar stall across the road before Andy suggested

McDonald’s.

My first ever experience having fillet o fish and fries at this hour.

~yum

04.00 am – zzzzzzzZZZZZZZZZZZZZzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

The Monday Geoffrey Ong Left Penang After A Weekend Of Fun

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12.00 pm – Woke up. Lunched.

~fuh Bergaya.

01.00 pm – Hung around my room.

03.00 pm – John left.

03.30 pm – Geo came. Lepaked around for awhile.

04.00 pm – Geo left. Tea time!

06.00 pm – Siesta-ed.

07.00 pm – Dinner-ed. So chan. Bo tian for half an hour.

09.00 pm – Shawn came.

09.30 pm – Anthony came. Went down to Mandarin Cafe fill that big tank of his before heading home.

Had fruits instead.

11.00 pm – Vivian came. Lepak-ed in Tiger Arms.

01.00 am – Continued chit-chatting at home.

03.00 am – Semua balik. zzzzZZZZZZZZzzzzzz

The Friday I Went For Carlsberg’s Gold Party In Upper Penang Road

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10.30 am – Woke up to a dry tap. rawr!

Packed me clothes and toiletries.

11.00 am – Showered at uncle’s place.

Saw the PBA van at a distance.

12.00 pm – Lunched with buddies.

Sangat sedap, sangat murah, Mak Long, mana boleh salah?

02.30 pm – Updated famouschris.

04.00 pm – Siesta time!

06.00 pm – Siesta-ed for 2 hours. Awesome!

06.30 pm – Kayu-ed with

Sarjan Chin yg teramat sangat menyintai negaranya. Malaysia terharu dengan perbuatanmu.

07.30 pm – Surfed around.

Practiced me guitar. Lesson resumes this Sunday.

08.30 pm – Showered.

09.00 pm – Left for UPR.

Was drizzling. Waited for the rest in the car before leaving together.

09.30 pm – Started off in Tiger Arms.

The much publicized GOLD party in Upper Penang Road was boring and dull. The emptiness of the crowd in UPR in the 2 pictures below is enough to prove the kecacatan of the event organizer.

Carlsberg, if I had organized the event, I would have AT LEAST a few hot girls in shapely, eye grabbing wear walking around having passers by buy your kononly new Gold beer through coupons that entitles them to a chance of winning something simple like a bucket or smth & a lucky draw for holidays around Asia rather than spending the money on billboard advertising somewhere in the region of 6 figures around the entire Penang Island!

11.00 pm – MOIS.

Was greeted by 2 magicians having a time of their life impressing chicks around them early on in the night.

John, Keong, Daryl, Geography.

Please. Do. Not. Kiss. Me.

Please. Control. Yourself.

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Alcoholics.

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Yang besar, yang kecil.

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Yang kencing.

03.00 am – Checked out the new F.A.M.E club in Upper Penang Road.

Kat atas.

Kat bawah. ~fuh. I like the bar design. Very central.

03.30 am – Ganja.

On my left.

On my right.

Anthony’s buddy.

04.00 am – Showered.

04.30 am – Uploaded photos. Surfed around.

05.00 am – zzzZZZZZZZZzzzzzzz

Twas One Of The Better Saturdays

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09.30 am – Woke up. Showered. Breakfasted.

10.30 am – Surfed around.

11.30 am – Practiced me guitar.

01.00 pm – Lunched with Jason.

Ate from the economiest economy rice stall in Genting coffee shop. This plate below costs only RM4! Chris *hearts* Penang ^.^

01.30 pm – Practiced guitar.

02.30 pm – Self improvement.

03.00 pm – Siesta time!

03.30 pm – Practiced guitar somemore. Me trying me best to keep up with John Santana.

This below come in in between.

Vote Result
MOIS – 4
QE – 3

04.00 pm – Gurney. Lepakz.

After that, this evil fella went around the Samsung exhibition, looking for a suitable TV for his dream games room (every guy has this dream actually) while torturing the noobie sales guy with his intelligent questions. Kesian la sama dia. Tak senang nak kerja untuk RM80 tau.

07.00 pm – Domino’s.

Daryl with his laser sharp eyes caught ‘evidence’ in the form of a cinema ticket when we were about to alight from Anthony’s car.

Made of honour… hmmmm…… 😈

Thanks to my brother who was rewarded a Millennium Gold Card, we enjoyed 2 large pizzas for the price of one ^.^

Grumpy. I predict that Anthony’s wife will most likely be someone from the cooking line.

The Veggie Delight was pretty tasty.

08.30 pm – Self improvement time! Been learning lotsa psychology. Man.. it’s so interesting.

09.20 pm – Showered. Changed.

10.00 pm – Warmed up at Tiger Arms.

Watched some Olympic football.

11.00 pm – MOIS.

12.00 am – Met this fella outside. I hope you enjoyed your Cosmopolitan. Happy graduating!

01.00 am – Hung around the Butterworth girls’ table. Apparently, they came for someone’s birthday. I wonder who..

Cindy.

Nicole.

Sa… *ahem.. Sashiki Sa 👿

Altogether now.

01.30 am – And then we dropped by D’Joint to wish the birthday girl Happy Happy Birthday!

Actually, when I arrived, there were some lesbian action going on and the actions all involved the birthday girl.. lol.. I think you might find the photos in facebook 😈

Daphne, if it wasn’t for you, we wouldn’t have known and we would have missed the fun! Thanks.

Daryl and I bought Jee Ann a Flaming L. Look at her la. Happynyaaaaaa~

Panjangnya….

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03.00 am – hmmmmmmmm….

Eh? What is this?

Thanks for the water, Shamin.

04.00 am – Nasi Beratur.

05.00 am – Onlined.

05.30 am – zzzzzZZZZZZZZZzzzzzzzz