10D9N Melbourne Day 1 : Travel 3Sixty, LCCT, McDonald’s, OldTown White Coffee, Eraman Duty Free, AirAsiaX, Airbus A330, AirAsia Comfor Kit, Smokey BBQ Chicken, IndoMie

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05.51 am – Woke up to a heart healthy breakfast.

Bags packed and ready to go!

06.59 am – Reached Penang International Airport.

Put a luggage through security check.

Checked in and got our tickets.

The Leslie’s girlfriend, Leslie and Vivian.

07.50 am – Waited by the boarding gate.

08.20 am – By this time, we were up in the sky.

Due to watching the World Cup semifinal match between Spain and Germany.

Browsed through AirAsia’s awesome in flight magazine.

09.26 am – We landed.

Walking pass the looooooooooooooooooooong corridors

towards the arrival hall

of the low cost airport.

Took us 4 minutes.

09.43 am – After collecting our luggage (10 minutes),

we went to the always-full restaurant for a meal.

Ordered a McValue Sausage with muffin set.

After I was done with breakfast,

I took the an empty bottle and went to

get it refilled at 1 of 2 water fountains in LCCT.

This one was located opposite Starbucks.

11.03 am – Not long after, this girl arrived.

The 4 fellas traveling to Melbourne (plus me).

11.13 am – Started queuing up.

The yellow sticker was the one from Penang Airport. I only learned that you would have to go through LCCT’s security even though you may have passed the one in Penang.

11.35 am – 20 minutes later,

we arrived at the front.

Got our boarding pass and proceeded to OldTown,

one of my 2 favourite places for a meal in LCCT.

Hungry people.

Vivian searching for her

camera. One thing I liked about this trip was every one of us carried a camera, a total of 4, which was good as no one was left out in pictures. How I wished my circle of friends would carry a camera each time we go on trips. =(

Her meal.

My meal.

Bought boxes of cigarettes from Eraman’s duty free shop at the departure gate for friends in Melbourne.

12.34 pm – The LCD screen outside the departure gate.

Don’t really know what to say.

Ciggies.

And so we waited outside till it was time

cause inside was already so damn packed.

01.25 pm – After about 1 hour of waiting, we finally boarded AirAsia’s Airbus A330. During my trips to Bangkok, Bali, Kota Kinabalu, etc, AirAsia only uses the smaller Airbus A320.

This is my first time on an aircraft so wide, by Airasia. It was 9 abreast with 3 at each aisle. The back was more spacious as it was only 7 abreast.

Even the menu was different.

Look at that. Huge variety.

Meals found only in the Airbus A330.

Drinks not found in the Airbus A320.

RM3 for a bottle of mineral water. Later, I found out that the mineral water bought a-la-carte was more in volume compared to the one that comes with the meal.

The snacks set.

Was pretty tempted to try the smoked chicken focaccia but wasn’t sure if it was filling enough.

01.45 pm – We took off.

As soon as the plane stabilized itself in the air, foreigners to Australia were given

the incoming passenger card, just like during Bali 2010, Bangkok 2008 and Bangkok 2009.

After that, the stewardesses started handing out the comfort kit which I bought online at AirAsia.com for RM30.

4D3N KL Day 1 : Firefly, Skypark Subang, Super Kitchen Chilly Pan Mee, IKEA, Tak Fok Hong Kong Seafood

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08.25 am – Had apples,

a cup of milk and

soft boiled eggs for breakfast.

09.32 am – Was already at Firefly’s check in counter.

The boarding pass.

Firefly’s ATR 72-500.

10.20 am – Bye Penang! See you in 4 days.

Muffin and

apple juice served onboard.

Nice.

11.02 am – Landed in

Subang’s Skypark Terminal aka

Lapangan Terbang Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah.

12.28 pm – Got picked up by Kar Fei the jobless backpacker and headed for KL’s famous chili pan mee restaurant.

We went to Batu Road’s branch, one of four around KL.

The simple menu.

The awesome crazy hot chili flakes. 2 teaspoonful was more than enough for me.

Super kitchen’s chili pan mee.

The small bowl of soup that came with it.

01.16 pm – Next stop, Ikea. (Ikea did say that they will open 2 more branches in Penang and Johor 2 years ago, but until now, it still has not become a reality. Proof lies here.)

Cool stuff. Expensive, though.

Bought 3 interesting items.

03.06 pm – Next, we walked over to e@Curve to check out what’s on offer at The Library for New Year’s Eve.

Everybody, say hi to my buddy Kar Fei.

04.25 pm – Reached Kar Fei’s house.

The damn small tv.

07.23 pm – Went to Tak Fok Hong Kong seafood for dinner.

Delicious fried mantou.

Delicious pork.

Super delicious cheese crab.

Stir fried vegetables.

Stir fried mantis prawn.

09.23 pm – Went to IOI Mall’s GSC for a movie.

Sherlock Holmes. Best. I’d give it 8/10.

01.00 am – zzzzzzzzZZZZZZZZZZZzzzzzzzzzz

The Monday I Went To United Hokkien Cemeteries

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08.53 am – Had soft boiled eggs,

plums and

a slice of Ms. Yap’s blueberry cheesecake for breakfast.

10.23 am – Went to Public Bank to

collect my mullah.

12.52 pm – Lunch.

02.30 pm – Saw the future of technology.

07.24 pm – Dinner at Azuma Queensbay. Hot green tea.

Una temaki.

Had a yakiniku beef set with

an alacarte of stir fried mix vegetables.

A pair of ebiko sushi.

Noticed a drop in quality when tasting Azuma’s complimentary green tea ice cream.

10.23 pm – When over to the United Hokkien Cemetaries Funeral Parlour for the first time to attend my relative’s funeral.

The entrance to the cemetery.

The usual stuff served in funerals. Do they serve these stuff in Muslim funerals as well?

Drinking water.

Peanuts.

Noodles.

Hock Lean Seng professional funeral service.

12.00 am – zzzzzzzZZZZZZZZZZZZzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

The Monday I Made Spicy Mushrooms Spaghetti

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08.37 am – Had soft boiled eggs and

butter kaya toasts for breakfast.

12.37 pm – Lunch.

05.48 pm – Afternoon break.

06.20 pm – Started working on my spicy spaghetti mushrooms.

The ingredients.

Boiled the spaghetti.

Fried the spicy mushrooms.

Dropped in the scallions and cheese.

Stirred it together with the spaghetti.

Ta da!

The fresh and raw vegetables.

Dinner.

12.00 am – zzzzzZZZZZZZZZZZZZzzzzzzzzzzzzz

The Friday I Made Spicy Sesame Spaghetti

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07.44 am – Breakfast.

Soft boiled eggs.

08.19 am – Showered Py the dog.

10.01 am – Received 2 letters today.

One was BP’s promotion back in June 2009.

One was tunemoney’s card termination letter. (I terminated Tune card once I got Public Bank’s PBDay2Day card)

The cheque.

Cut up Tune Money’s.

12.03 pm – Started preparing for lunch.

Spicy sesame pasta recipe.

1/3 serving of spaghetti.

Boil it.

Chopped up the red chili, green bird’s eye chili and scallions.

Prepped the oil.

Combined the 2.

Continued with the almost Mexican tofu.

Sambal belacan with half a tablespoon of olive oil.

Took out the remaining half tofu from the fridge.

Sliced out a thin lemon.

Decided to change the name from “almost Mexican” to “sambal” tofu.

Cooked the sambal belacan for a few minutes before adding in

the tofu.

Next was the simple salad dressing.

Lemon in oil.

The raw salad.

Sauteed the scallions and chili before

mixing it with the spaghetti to

toss.

12.56 pm – Lunch.

01.00 pm – Got my caffeine fix.

02.15 pm – Went on a trailer spree.

Iron Man 2.

Alice in Wonderland Trailer 2.

Robin Hood.

05.18 pm – Started preparing for tomorrow’s lunch.

Took out the steak and chicken breast.

Let it sit in the water.

Made the marinade.

Chopped both the steak and chicken

into half.

Put the marinade and meat together in a resealable bag.

07.30 pm – Went to Evergreen for dinner.

Dessert.

08.00 pm – Collected the tickets at GSC.

09.30 pm – Watched Avatar @ GSC. Awesome movie!

FC Rating : 9/10

12.33 am – Went to Jelutong’s midnight economy rice at kedai kopi Lum Kah for

supper.

01.30 am – zzzzzzzZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZzzzzzzzzzzz

The Thursday I Ate Subway’s Turkey Ham & Breast

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09.11 am – Butter kaya bread and

a bowl of hokkien mee for breakfast.

And soft boiled eggs too. Damn. Breakfast was so filling.

01.22 pm – Lunch.

05.03 pm – Ate a red apple for afternoon break.

06.30 pm – Power Training @ Zero Fitness.

08.44 pm – Went to e-Gate’s Subway for a sub of the day, whatever it was.

Thursday.

Turkey breast & ham it is.

~healthy + yum~

12.00 am – zzzzzZZZZZZZZZZZZZzzzzzzzzzzzz

Monday 23rd of November 2009

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08.10 am – Had soft boiled eggs,

chicken pie,

a banana and

kaya butter bread for breakfast.

12.23 pm – Bought a fat short mini papaya on the way back from

tapau-ing lunch.

01.15 pm – Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood 33.

06.30 pmPower Training @ Zero Fitness.

06.30 pm – Had scrambled eggs,

stir fried jicama wrapped with

boo langsai leaves and

perut ikan for

dinner.

12.20 am – Grey’s Anatomy s06e10.

02.00 am – zzzzZZZZZZZZZZZzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

The Monday I Received Shane Chee And Ishuet Cheah’s Engagement Dinner Invite

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08.20 am – Soft boiled eggs,

watermelons and

2 slices of butter kaya bread for breakfast.

12.40 pm – Heated up yesterday’s kerabu bok nee,

jiu hu char and

hong bak for lunch, together with

some rice and steamed minced pork.

02.19 pm – Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood 32.

06.30 pmPowerTraining @ ZeroFitness.

07.53 pm – Thanks Shane & Ishueat for inviting me and Vivian to your engagement dinner! We appreciate it!

The 1st of 4 loose pages.

The menu.

RSVP card. I liked how you get to choose 2 out of the 4 main course available.

08.02 pm – Had chicken soup,

stir fried vegetables,

durians and

steamed crabs for

dinner.

12.21 am – Grey’s Anatomy s06e09.

01.30 am – zzzzzzZZZZZZZZzzzzzzzzzzzzz

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

Monday 2nd November 2009

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08.10 a, – Had soft boiled eggs and

banana toasts for breakfast.

12.19 pm – Lunch.

04.49 pm – Cooked myself a plate of Cintan perisa ayam cendawan.

The bad stuff.

~yum~

07.00 pm – Badminton with buddies.

08.46 pm – Restoran Island Park for supper.

The inside.

Mee goreng and

chee choy soup was just too much.

11.19 pm – Thanks, Mom!

12.00 am – zzzzzzzZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZzzzzzzzzzzzzzz