The Wednesday I Took Pat Around Penang

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08.20 am – Went to one of the most delicious curry mee in the world for breakfast.

The red postbox outside the house.

~yum~

10.14 am – Picked up Pat and took her to The Chocolate Boutique.

A place with lots of rooms

filled with all kinds of chocolates.

Almonds.

Coconut.

Chocolate coated chips.

I forgot.

I forgot.

Green tea.

70% dark chocolate.

10.36 am – Next stop, Cheong Fatt Tze mansion. Also known as the Blue Mansion.

At the entrance.

Paying for the tickets. RM12 per pax.

Rules to follow.

Bookmarks and tickets.

How it looks like from the outside.

Rickshaws gracing the

sides of the entrance.

The only picture of the interior as

we were not allowed to take pictures inside.

The tourist guide who was very knowledgeable. Joann knew everything about the history of the mansion and explained every detail well.

12.18 pm – Pat and Gim at the entrance, ready to leave.

12.36 pm – Lunched at Mizi. Had al frutti di mare for my main dish.

The best mushroom soup in the world.

Spaghetti al frutti di mare.

02.44 pm – Khoo Kongsi.

The sign.

The awesome Khoo kongsi temple.

The lions.

Pat and Gim at the entrance.

Admiring the wall carvings.

Trying to figure out what the snail looking thing is.

Checking out the oldies of Khoo Kongsi.

The main temple.

Checking out the paintings at the back.

The antique chairs.

The wall paintings.

The present trustees of the temple.

Checking out the oldies again.

Wall carvings.

Gim and Pat before entering the Parentage Society of Khoo Clan.

The left of the entrance.

The right of the entrance.

Pat was saying that this logo reminds her of America’s Ku Klux Klan.

Once inside,

both Pat and Gim were busy

reading and looking at the pictures gracing the wall of the place.

04.23 pm – After a long and tiring day, coconut water was served.

Happy Pat.

Happy Gim.

08.00 pm – Went to Gurney for a little window shopping and ended up having dinner in Sakae Sushi.

I had garlic fried rice,

salmon sushi,

a dish consisting of beef and egg (I forgot the name) and

miso soup.

12.00 am – zzzzzZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZzzzzzzzzzzzz

Monday, The 6th Of July

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08.30 am – Had butter bread and

a piece of banana for breakfast.

12.30 pm – Lunch.

04.30 pm – Tomato tea,

watermelon and

some mangoes for afternoon break.

07.00 pm – Badminton @ Chung Hwa.

09.30 pm – Had dark soy sauce pork,

sambal prawns,

stir fried mixed vegetables and

an omelet

for dinner.

Dessert.

12.00 am – zzzzzzzZZZZZZZZZZZZZZzzzzzzzzzzzz

The Sunday I Went For A Tarot Card Reading

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09.00 am – Day 8.

Went to Taman Free School’s market for breakfast.

3 for RM1.

I felt kesian for this lady. Her stall macam di pinggirkan from the main.

Had curry mee for breakfast. Tastes bleh.

10.00 am – Went for a car wash.

11.30 am – Chopped up some coconuts from yesterday for a drink.

~yum.

So thick.

01.30 pm – Checked out

Wawasan Open University’s

Learning Carnival 2009.

Tried out mah skills at Paintball.

Checked out the postcard tent.

Saw some really good pictures there.

Here’s the winner of the contest.

Here’s the 1st runner up. Looks cacat to me.

This or

even this is much better than the original 1st runner up.

Saw the timetable and the only 2 things that caught my eyes were

the Mensa IQ test and

the tarot card reading.

I was pretty skeptical upon hearing it but nevertheless I decided to give it a try upon entering the room. Here’s my hand.

Here’s Tristen Churn, my interpreter. Hi Tristen, how are ya? =)

03.30 pm – Lunched at Kedai Makan Satu Ratus Empat Puluh Dua.

Tasted ok-ok la.

07.00 pm – Making of

v7.

08.00 pm – Had dinner at Ismail Ikan Bakar & Din Tomyam Seafood.

The mixed tomyam.

The padprik ayam.

A very delicious grilled fish.

09.30 pm – Dessert solid.

Dessert liquid.

12.00 am – zzzzzZZZZZZZZZZZzzzzzzzzzzzz

The Saturday I Went To Nasi Kandar Kampung Melayu

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08.30 am – Arrived at Kampung Melayu’s most famous breakfast eatery.

Nasi Kandar Kampung Melayu. One of only 2 places to serve truly original Penang nasi kandar.

The curry.

The alternatives.

18 varieties to choose from.

2 out of the 18. Long beans and lady’s fingers.

Vinny’s chicken and lady’s fingers.

I tell youuuuuuuu… The chicken meat is good man!

09.30 am – Went to Che Hoon Khor Uplifting Society to GET MARRIED!!!

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hehe. Nolah. Just joking. Actually, we went to the free medical aid section

to have Vinny see some Chinese doctor about her ‘code red’ issues.

10.30 am – Stopped by a coconut

warehouse for

a pandan coconut.

Coconuts in a cage.

Coconuts not in a cage.

My coconut rocks!

*In the zone*

The ‘spoon’.

*chop* *chop*

11.00 am – Dropped by Penang’s most recommended camera shop, Click ‘n’ Snap, to enquire about camera prices.

Was served by Jackson Lim.

11.30 am – Dropped by Penang’s Matta Fair.

Paid the entrance fee and entered.

Dropped by Tourism Thailand’s HUGE booth

for a free Thai massage. I MISS THAILAND!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The place looked like a mini Chinatown to me.

01.30 pm – Kena ‘kong tau’. The Thai massage put me in a ‘Thai’ mood. Went for Prangin Mall’s Thai Station.

Ordered a bowl of tub thim krob,

ruam mid and

a plate of pad thai.

Tastes below average.

This tastes bad.

The red, red stuff was hard to chew. Thai Station, blacklisted.

Was walking around the mall and noticed this shop called Bloggers that sells donuts.

They had so many flavours.

This particular one caught my eye.

Their promotion sounds good too. It’s just that I have yet to try how good it is.

1 bite and I made up my mind. Stick to Big Apple Donuts.

03.00 pm – Went to Kalpana’s to

get her eyebrows threaded.

04.30 pm – Got home and found a parcel waiting by my desk.

I had no idea what it was until I opened it.

I totally forgot about it.

Not for me. =(

05.00 pm – Insomnia. Nice thriller.

FC Rating : 8/10.

09.00 pm – Went to Wah Li Fried Rice & Coffee Shop

for a plate of delicious pork ribs fried rice.

09.30 pm – As the Thai feeling of rindu was still strong in me, I decided to ease it out at Tesco Extra’s Fon Ting.

One of the only few Thai massage places in Penang.

My masseuse hard at work.

Turns out they have full body massage services too! But at the main branch in

Pan Palace Plaza, above Sunshine Taman Lip Sin.

11.00 pm – Gran Torino. About Asians and an old American man.

FC Rating : 8/10

02.00 am – zzzzzzzzZZZZZZZZZZZZzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz