The Saturday I Made Tang Yuan Glutinous Rice Balls

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09.54 am – Went to Kedai Kopi Seng Thor for

this stall’s

lor mee.

10.11 am – Noticed a crowd buying from a kuih stall next to the coffee shop.

I bought myself one of each. Sesame seed balls,

kuih melayu,

tau sar piah,

hong kong new year cake,

or kuih,

kuih koci.

10.18 pm – Went to Thye Huat hardware store and bought myself 2 stuff.

A wireless door bell and

a blower ball for cleaning motherboards, graphic cards and all the other electronic parts of the computer. Was actually looking for a can of compressed air but too bad they don’t have it. Hard to find in Penang.

11.10 am – Went to Kim Soon Auto Repair to get PCJ’s

engine oil changed.

Filled it up with 4 liters of Castrol’s 20W-50 that cost RM40.

Service charge.

12.05 pm – Went home and installed Ousun’s wireless door chime.

01.18 pm – Went to City Bayview’s Kopi Tiam for lunch.

One of the vouchers I won from the photgraphy competition a while back.

The salad.

The mushroom soup.

The very nice fried szechuan chicken rice.

Vinny had fish and chips.

Fruits.

Ice cream.

Coffee.

02.29 pm – Took Vinny’s eye growth to see Dr Khoo.

We arrived not long after he returned from lunch break.

02.59 pm – Started making glutinous rice balls. Took out granny’s food colouring liquid,

the bottle of sugar and

water.

Poured a cup of glutinous rice flour.

Poured about 1 tablespoonful of sugar.

Poured some water.

Started mixing it into a doughy texture.

Split it into half.

One to be coloured red and yellow.

The red dye.

Squeeze, squeeze, squeeze.

Ta da. Orange.

Took a pandan leaf from

the pandan plant in my backyard.

Used it to make the sugar water smell nicer.

Round 1. Ready for boiling.

boil tangyuan

Dropped all of it into another separate pot of boiling water.

You’ll know it’s ready for harvesting when it floats.

Round 2. Start.

Round 2. Done.

Round 3. Done.

Dog paw tang yuen.

We used about 2 cups of glutinous flour which came up to about 8 servings.

04.39 pm – Afternoon break.

Ate the kuihs bought in the morning.

05.30 pm – District 9. A very awesome movie. Lots of violence. 9/10.

Click here for trailer.

10.00 pm – Went to Kayu for dinner.

Nasi kandar.

11.41 pm – Inglorious Basterds. 8/10.

02.00 am – zzzzzzzZZZZZZZZZZZZzzzzzzzz

The Saturday I Went To Hard Rock Cafe Penang

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08.19 am – Breakfast.

09.29 am – Took my broken spectacles to

Tesco’s Focus Point to replace the left lens.

11.51 am – Restoran Mak Long for lunch.

Awesome nasi campur.

01.53 pm – Got PCJ’s worn out wiper bar fixed.

Total damage = RM110.

02.11 pm – Collected back my

fixed glasses. Cost RM70 to replace a lens.

Did some grocerying.

Watermelon.

Coconuts and a packet of coffee-mate.

02.36 pm – Took PCJ for

a car wash at

Island Park Auto Wash.

04.47 pm – Wanted to see the doctor at Island Klinik but it was closed.

06.09 pm – Harvested the

remaining sunflowers.

The millions of seeds produced.

07.40 pm – Ate at the most delicious Thai food restaurant in Penang for dinner.

The awesome appetizer.

Awesome stuff we ordered.

08.11 pm – Tom yam fried rice. Super yummy.

Prawn cake. Super delicious.

Coconut shoots with prawn. Irresistible.

Kangkung belacan. ~yum~

Fried chicken. Nothing special.

Super duper awesome delicious baked crab glass noodles.

08.51 pm – We were still craving for more. Ordered 2 extra dishes.

Miang fish.

Stuffed nutria’s omelet.

EVERYTHING was delicious and it was damn cheap.

It averages to about RM12.90 per person.

09.32 pm – After all my relatives have left, Vivian and I snuck back in for a bowl of tap tim krob. 😈

10.28 pm – Proceeded to Hard Rock Cafe to continue with the night.

Paid cover charge to go in to a place that don’t usually charge for entering.

Faces of rockers on the wall.

The lower bar.

The rockers who I think were quite good. I found them entertaining and had my eyes glued to them performing although there were 1 or 2 of my friends who thought otherwise.

The memorabilia on display.

02.00 am – Continued the Halloween night to UPR.

03.28 am – Supper at Ghee Seng Tom Yam.

Tom yam fried curly mee.

04.30 am – zzzzZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

The Friday PCJ Received Four New Dunlop SP Sport J3 Tyres

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08.00 am – Had banana toasts,

oats and

perfectly made soft boiled eggs for breakfast.

08.55 am – Showered this fella.

10.16 pm – Went to Kim Soon auto repair.

Yay. There were no customers when I arrived.

Had to change PCJ’s

old tyres as it has already worn out. The Goodyear Ducaro GA served PCJ well for 5 years.

12.26 pm – Lunch.

Caffeine fix.

02.24 pm – PCJ’s new Dunlop SP Sport J3 175/70 R13 tyres.

Total damage = RM611.00

07.00 pm – Dinner at Pulau Tikus market.

Had the awesome lok lok.

08.09 pm – Did some grocerying.

10.30 pm – Fringe s02e01.

11.30 pm – Gossip Girl s03e01.

01.00 am – zzzzzZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

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 Saturday I Tried Classic Coffee Shop’s Bah Kut Teh

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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.

~fuh

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 Monday I Was Worried I May Not Get To Go Bangkok

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08.30 am – Soft boiled eggs,

garlic bread,

a cup of milo and

bananas for

breakfast.

The petrol station that gives you a packet of tissues for

pumping at their station.

10.00 am – Paid Ah Soon a visit.

PCJ seems to be choking lately.

11.00 am – Entered all our passport details. Did you know that you could buy an international AirAsia flight without entering passport details? It gives you an edge over others during launch hour of AirAsia promotions.

Airasia

01.00 pm – Economy rice and

iced Nescafe for lunch.

01.30 pm – Checked out Google News and

google news

TripAdvisor’s forum to check out Bangkok’s peacefulness. Ground reports are always better than the media.

tripadvisor

05.30 pm – Had some tnee chang, pistachios and a banana for tea break.

08.00 pm – Went to Pulau Tikus market for dinner.

Lok Lok!

Putu piring for

dessert!

woOOOooo~! Me love coconut based stuff.

11.00 pm – zzzzzzZZZZZZZZZZZZZZzzzzzzzzzz

The Saturday I Ate The Cheapest Chu Char Ever

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09.00 am – Banana toasts and

soft boiled eggs for breakfast.

10.30 am – American Idol Season 8 Top 10 Performances.

american idol season 8 top 10 performances

12.00 pm – American Idol Season 8 Top 10 Elimination.

american idol season 8 top 10 elimination

01.00 pm – Massage at Taman Batu Bukit. Cheapest ever at RM25 per hour.

02.30 pm – Lunch at Mount Erskine hawker stalls.

Spotted this stall.

Ordered a bee ko moi,

hokkien mee and

char koay teow.

03.00 pm – Stopped by Midlands Park for some

coconut ice cream!

~yum

Dropped by Kim Soon to get

the fan belt

changed,

wiper checked out and

change PCJ’s engine oil.

08.30 pm – Went to Hock Kee Seafood for the first time for dinner. Was introduced by Kok Joo a long time ago.

Was amazed at the huge kitchen and

the number of chefs cooking. (4 of them)

Had an 8 piece belacan chicken,

stir fried vegetables and

spinach soup for

dinner.

Was surprised when the bill came. It was so cheap!

11.00 pm – Hung out at Chili’s. Pretty quiet Saturday night.

Had a Tropical Sunrise Margarita.

01.00 am – zzzzzZZZZZZZZZZzzzzzzzzzz

The Thursday PCJ Went To Kim Soon Auto Repair

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10.00 am – Made more oven baked

delicious homemade bagua baguettes.

Oats milk.

01.00 pm – Lunch.

01.30 pm – Nescafe coffee.

03.00 pm – Dropped off PCQ to

get the it’s noisiness fixed at

Kim Soon Auto Repair.

Went over to the nearby Jelutong post office laksa located

somewhere behind.

The makeshift shade.

The laksa.

The deep fried spring rolls.

06.00 pm – Went back to collect PCQ.

07.00 pm – Went to Joo Leong for a bowl of

curly noodles fish soup.

08.00 pm – Went to teman and see off the lonely guy at the airport who said he had no friends left in Penang to see him off.

12.00 am – zzzzzzzZZZZZZZZZZZZzzzzzzzzzzzz