4D3N Bali Day 4 : Rumah Makan Bamboo Corner, Matahari Kuta Square, Tune Hotels Kuta, Ngurah Rai, AirAsia, Indomie, Bintang, Kopi Luwak

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07.23 am – As the 24 hours to my bike rental was still not up yet, Vivian and I took a ride around Jl Poppies 1 to check out the many, many restaurants that we came across during the night. However, only very few were open and Rumah Makan Bamboo Corner was one of those.

A pretty simple restaurant with the prices written on blackboards around the outer walls.

The menu.

The breakfast page. Although operation starts at 9am, we were served nevertheless.

Balinese coffee.

Nasi goreng.

Mie goreng.

A piece of banana honey pancake.

Total damage.

09.34 am – Returned the bike and took a walk around Jl Pantai Kuta for some last minute shopping.

Walked into the already opened Matahari Kuta Square for last minute souvenir shopping.

The foodstuff section.

The Indomies.

10.39 am – Filled in the Tune Hotel Kuta’s guest feedback form and checked out.

Got ourselves a transport to bring us to the airport.

Our luggage.

Our extra luggage.

Bye Tune Hotels. It was good while it lasted.

The Balinese altar by the exit.

10.49 am – And off we go into the streets of Kuta.

The chariot sculpture nearby the airport.

Ngurah Rai again.

10.57 am – Ngurah Rai International Airport.

Went to AirAsia’s airport guest services counter,

took out our passports and

got our itinerary printed out.

The many, many Australians by the check in counters.

The check in counters to our AirAsia flight to Kuala Lumpur was still closed.

The amount of IDR left.

Went to toilet and saw aquariums above the urinal.

Cool.

Checked out the super expensive souvenir shops around the area.

And we waited.

11.53 am – Finally, we checked in our luggage and proceeded towards the departure hall.

Got our passports stamped.

Saw this sign while walking around

Bali airport’s departure hall duty free section.

Went to toilet again.

Potpourri by the washing area.

The free internet counters.

01.46 pm – And off we go. Bye Bali! I will miss you lots! Will definitely be back, but not so soon.

Airasia flight attendants doing their safety demonstrations.

It was a cloudy day.

02.30 pm – By 1pm we were actually pretty hungry as we decided try out AirAsia’s meals.

4D3N KL Day 4 : Sun Ming Duck Rice, PappaRich, Mohd Raffe Nasi Kandar

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09.43 am – Woke up to a cup of nutritional drink and a big packet of kaya pandan bread.

12.48 pm – Went to Restoran Sun Ming at Taman Connaught, Cheras for

yummy duck rice.

Yummy roasted duck.

Roasted pork.

Kiam chai boey. Kesimpulannya, Penang’s kcb tastes better. 👿

Vegetable soup.

Duck rice chili.

Steamed bean sprouts.

02.29 pm – Hung out at PappaRich, one of the fastest growing chain of restaurants in KL, at the moment.

The front cover of the menu.

Page 2.

The many, many choices of beverages. Gave me a headache.

Had fun talking cock.

04.19 pm – Arrived at Subang Skypark airport.

Checked in.

Went into the departure hall right away.

Delayed for 3 fucking hours. Pukimak Firefly. If it was Airasia, I would’ve received a RM200 voucher.

Waited and waited.

05.58 pm – Finally, the plane was above the clouds and refreshments

was served.

07.17 pm – Started unpacking.

08.56 pm – I damn miss Raffe.

Was thinking of nasi kandar throughout the few days.

09.53 pm – Had a dragon fruit.

10.30 pm – Watched This is it @ home. Gets 7.5/10 from me.

01.00 am – zzzzzzZZZZZZZZZZZZzzzzzzzzzz

The Saturday I Changed MYR1400 To IDR3850000

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10.30 am – Woke up with a determination to fix the broken door hinge.

10.45 am – Breakfast was apples and

fresh milk.

Bought Sarah’s kuih talam in front of Maybank Jelutong.

2 of the many many varieties.

12.18 pm – Wanted to visit SPCA Penang and see if there’s anything we could help out in, but too bad it was closed when we arrived.

12.43 pm – Went to Lebuh Cintra’s Hsiang Yang for lunch.

Cheap and good economy rice.

01.22 pm – Withdrew lots of money for conversion into Indonesian Rupiah.

01.30 pm – Went to Queen Street’s Vashnavee Beauty Palace to

get Vivian’s eyebrow plucked.

01.44 pm – After that, we walked into every money changer along Jalan Kapitan Keling to compare and get the best rate for MYR to IDR conversion.

1 MYR = 2750 IDR. That was the best rate we could get and M Mohamed Kassim was the highest among all.

02.08 pm – Went to Prangin Mall and bought myself a male to male audio cable for my monitor’s in built microphone.

Not cheap oh.

Went to one of Penang Road’s famous teo chew chendul branches for afternoon break.

Deep fried spring rolls.

Laksa.

Awesome chendul. Tastes the same.

04.19 pm – Going to Bali makes me feel rich. 😈

04.52 pm – Did some grocerying in Tesco.

Bought a pair of pliers.

08.39 pm – Ate Sarah’s kuih talam.

10.54 pm – Went to Raffee for a late dinner.

Delicious!

12.30 am – zzzzzZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZzzzzzzzzzz

The Christmas Eve Thursday of 2009

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Woke up to a very good morning. Yeah. Christmas is here.

08.29 am – Went to 9B Jalan Delima for

this stall’s

super awesomely delicious curry mee.

08.52 am – Showered this fella.

02.15 pm – Started making lunch.

Softening up the spaghetti in water.

Sweet Hungarian paprika. (And I thought paprika was from India?)

Peeled cabbages into bite size.

Cucumber to be cut.

Butter and olive oil.

Liquid heavy cream.

Paprika, cayenne pepper, black pepper an salt.

The soft and bendable spaghetti.

While the cabbage and spaghetti was being boiled,

the onions and scallions were chopped up.

Started sauteing the scallions and onions.

After about 3 minutes the spices were thrown in.

How it looked like 1 minute later.

Poured in the heavy cream.

After about 1 minute of stirring.

Ta da! Lunch.

06.44 pm – Received my Christmas gift from Vivian.

A pair of Quicksilver flip flops!

And it fits! Thanks, Vivian!

08.59 pm – Passions of Kerala for dinner.

Awesome banana leaf rice. One of 2 places in Penang I’d recommend for banana leaf.

Mutton marsala.

Deep fried bittergourd.

The damage. (A fraction of what you’d pay in restaurants on New Year’s eve.)

10.24 pm – Party time!

02.56 am – After party bar.

03.41 am – Wanted to eat supper at Nasi Beratur and Raffe but turns out they were out of food.

Went over to trusty McDonald’s instead.

Bought home a box of Fillet o Fish.

Supper.

05.00 am – zzzzzZZZZZZZZZZZzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

Wednesday 2nd December 2009

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07.58 am – Breakfast.

09.34 am – Withdrew money from

Public Bank.

Lucky number 1034.

Got a ticket for parking on the lineless side of road.

02.10 pm – Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood 34.

10.24 am – Collected my comforter from Dobi Damai.

12.28 pm – Lunch.

05.40 pm – Apples and

kaya toast for afternoon break.

07.11 pm – Badminton with Ying Kit @ Grand View.

08.56 pm – Raffee nasi kandar for dinner.

~yum~

12.00 am – zzZZZZZZZZZZZZZzzzzzzzz

The Friday I Think Penang Free School’s Mamak Has Retired

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08.31 am – Had breakfast.

08.42 am – “Dear God, please make PBA close the water pipes for maintenance. Please please please.”

10.06 am – Dropped by Penang Free School for some awesome original nasi kandar but

I think the fella has retired.

12.23 pm – Lunch.

06.03 pm – Had a pear for afternoon break.

07.19 pm – Went to Gurney food court’s most delicious stall for dinner.

Maggi goreng tomyam.

Ayam goreng kunyit.

Ayam padprik.

Sambal belacan.

Dinner.

09.15 pm – 2012. Had a bad experience again. Damn noisy non-stop talking assholes seated behind. Couldn’t really concentrate.

12.16 am – Supper.

02.00 am – zzzzZZZZZZZZZZzzzzzzzzzzz

The Friday I Checked Out Apple’s Newly Launched iMac

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09.15 am – Had curry mee for breakfast.

12.00 pm – Checked out Apple’s super cool, latest RM6000 27″ all-in-one iMac.

01.28 pm – Had lunch with my aunts.

Shared a giant seafood platter.

03.16 pm – Went down to Prangin Mall to get my aunt’s glasses fixed. Had Penang Road’s teochew cendol in an air conditioned environment, unlike having it under the hot weather at the original stall.

The 3 ingredients that make up the cendol.

~yum~

06.01 pm – Got home. Took a look into my fighting fishing jars and discovered

one empty.

=(

07.11 pm – Had Mohd Raffe’s awesome nasi kandar for dinner.

~yum~

08.30 pm – State of Play @ home. Super awesome movie.

FC Rating : 9/10

10.43 pm – Thanks for the pau som, Mom!

12.00 am – zzzzzZZZZZZZZZZZZZZzzzzzzzzzzz

Tuesday, 4th August 2009

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10.00 am – Had oats,

watermelon and

perfectly done soft boiled eggs for breakfast.

12.30 pm – Lunch.

05.00 pm – Coconut oil toasts and

more watermelons.

06.30 pm – Played stick with this fella.

08.00 pm – Badminton @ Grand View.

09.30 pm – Had Raffe’s awesome

nasi kandar for supper.

Akibat mulut gatal.

12.00 am – zzzzzzzzzZZZZZZZZZZZZzzzzzzzzzz

The Monday I Broke The Gosen Badminton Racquet

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08.30 am – Woke up to a tuna sandwich.

12.30 pm – Lunch.

05.00 pm – Afternoon break!

An apple into

eights.

Kaya bread.

08.00 pm – Badminton with buddies.

Broke my racquet halfway.

09.30 pm – Went to Adventist Hospital to

visit Mom again. This time, she was awake.

10.00 pm – Dropped by the nearby Raffe for

some nasi kandar.

Messy, but delicious!

12.00 am – Watched Final Destination 4’s new trailer.

01.00 am – zzzzzzzZZZZZZZZZzzzzzzzzz

The Thursday I Had Thai Almond Crush Pocky

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10.00 am – Semi soft boiled eggs eggs.

Coconut oil spread toasts.

Oats milk.

11.00 am – Thanks for the encouragement, Han Chuan. It’s good to hear from a reader such as you from a land so far away. And a biologist at that. Respect! And also, sorry for the late reply. I’m freer now, as compared to the week before.

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encouraging email

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01.00 pm – Lunch.

Opened up the Pocky I bought from Thailand.

Iced Nescafe, as usual.

~yum

02.00 pm – And then my order arrived.

Nicely wrapped.

Well cushioned.

A 2nd layer. Wow.

And another layer of bubble wrap.

Ta da! A fully functional AMD Athlon Barton 2500 processor mailed all the way from Melaka.

The bulk of cushioning.

Tiu Nia Seng! Now the motherboard pulak mati. The thing just wouldn’t start up even after slotting the processor in. AiyooooooooOOOOOOOO

04.00 pm – Began hunting for a new Socket 462 motherboard.

lowyat forum

In the end, I went back to beginner. LOL.

beginner lowyat

07.00 pm – Ate dinner at my favourite stall in Gurney’s food court.

Nasi goreng padprik! Smell it. Damn, it’s good!

07.00 pm – Collected the tickets to Wolverine.

07.30 pm – Wolverine. I’d give it a 6.5/10 as the special effects were not REAL enough.

x men origins wolverine

FC Rating : 6.5/10

12.00 am – Met up with buddies at Flare Batu Ferringhi for

a drink or two.

02.00 am – Bought a packet of nasi kandar from

Raffe.

02.30 am – Messy, but delicious!

03.30 am – zzzzZZZZZZZZZZzzzzzzzzz