4D3N Bali Day 2 : CIMB Niaga, Ronald McDonald Surfing, Pasar Seni Sukawati, Babi Guling Ibu Oka, Rice Terrace Fields, Mount Batur, Kopi Luwak Coffee, Tanah Lot, Bakso Pendowo Malang, Massage

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07.19 am – Woke up early. Passed by the closed McDonald’s in Kuta Square.

Passed by a CIMB bank.

The quiet street by the beach.

Kuta beach’s McDonald’s.

One of the only very few eating places around Kuta that sells breakfast.

Their menu never changes. It’s the same throughout the entire day.

Ordered a cup of tea and

2 Gourmet Wrap aka Foldovers.

Tasted pretty good actually.

The crying Ronald McDonald.

I wonder how Manila’s Ronald McDonald look like, now that I have seen Bali’s and Thai’s Ronald.

I see this guy everywhere. Odyssey’s a marketing guru.

09.14 am – By 9.14am, we hopped on to Dean’s Toyota Kijang and were on our way to the tour of the day.

And it rained.

The first place we went to was an art complex selling all sorts of genuine jewelery.

The interior.

The sculpture with the toilet signs on his left and right arm.

10.14 am – Next stop was a market that girls in particular should go to in the mornings.

It’s called Pasar Seni Sukawati.

You get all sorts of clothes, paintings, shorts, bags, accessories, etc. at floor prices.

You can bargain so hard that you’d get a dress for the price of IDR 20,000.

11.56 pm – Next stop, Warung Babi Guling Ibu Oka for lunch.

The huge restaurant famous for it’s pork.

The lower floor interior.

The menu contains only 2 different sets for you to choose from.

Of course there’s also the alacarte section.

Bintang did cross my mind but… nah.. it’s too early for beer.

My green tea.

The keropoks.

The mangosteen.

The babi guling set that comes

with rice separately and

a small bowl of soup.

The set that comes with rice included but without soup.

Awesome lunch!

Oh yeah, for chili lovers, you should try the babi guling chili. Hot as hell!

01.02 pm – And we were on our way again.

Our road was blocked for a while to wait for the guy up in the tree to

finish chopping down a bunch of coconuts. (Spot the falling coconuts)

01.06 pm – 4 minutes later, we reached the rice terrace fields. Beautiful place. Truly beautiful!

01.23 pm – And we were on our way again.

01.48 pm – Mount Batur, an active volcano located at the center of two concentric calderas north west of Mount Agung in Bali.

02.01 pm – And we were on our way again and it rained. It was practically raining the entire day. January is actually the wettest month of the year in Bali.

Passed by a bunch of volcano lava rocks.

Took 2 small ones home as souvenirs. 😈

Tuesday 3rd November 2009

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08.30 am – Breakfast.

10.00 am – Was reading through the comments of RPK’s “What are the choices” and these 2 comments struck me most.

10.58 am – Learned hot to eat chicken wing proper.

12.21 pm – Lunch.

02.03 pm – Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood 30.

04.59 pm – Had watermelon and

an apple for afternoon break.

06.47 pmNo Gym No Excuses Workout @ ZeroFitness.

07.30 pm – Soy sauce fried pork,

stir fried broccoli and

spicy stuffed hard tail scad for dinner.

12.13 am – How I Met Your Mother s05e06.

12.38 am – Grey’s Anatomy s06e07.

01.30 amm – zzzzzZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZzzzzzzzzzzzz

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 Sunday I Boiled Cauliflower, Carrots And Broccoli For Lunch

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09.08 am – Had a packet of Maggi Mi Goreng Plus Asli Pedas.

~yum~

Watermelon.

Soft boiled eggs.

10.36 am – Went to Demeter’s Choice to buy some stuff.

Dropped by Tesco Penang to do some grocerying.

While inside, Vinny and I decided to buy home a honey glazed roasted chicken and cook our own vegetables.

Cauliflower, broccoli and carrots.

The chopped up chicken.

Lunch.

01.53 pm – Vanilla ice cream v4.

05.08 pm – Hiked Bukit Jambul hill.

Tiring.

06.42 pm – Vinny washing PCJ’s car mats. Thank you, Vinny!

07.18 pm – Went to Jalan Tengah’s Restoran Jaya for

banana leaf.

A side order of tandoori chicken.

12.00 am – zzzzzzZZZZZZZZZZZzzzzzzzzz

The Saturday I Visited KW Aquatic Supplies

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10.24 am – Had a packet of original Thai spicy instant noodles.

Spicy stuff.

Dragon fruits and kiwis.

Watermelon.

01.12 pm – Had Cargas nasi campur for lunch.

Most delicious fried chickens in the world.

02.06 pm – Went to Air Itam’s very, very huge KW Aquatic to buy a net scoop for my fighters.

There’s a bird center,

a pet center (cats, dogs, lizards, sugar gliders, racoons, etc) and

a fish display center. They have like so many equipments and types of fishes in the aquarium section.

There’s even a guppy farm.

In the end, I only bought a shrimp net.

03.06 pm – Connected Vinny’s PC and

started formatting it.

07.19 pm – Went to Ecco Cafe for dinner.

The menu.

My choice.

The mushroom soup. Delicious, but still not as delicious as Mizi’s.

The garlic bread.

The Calzone.

A red tomato-ish filled dish.

Be careful, the waiters might get your bill wrong.

09.30 pm – Fringe s02e02.

10.30 pm – Gossip Girl s03e02.

12.00 am – zzzzZZZZZZZZZZZZZzzzzzzz

The Wednesday I Learned About Embracing Diversity

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08.30 am – Soft boiled eggs and

watermelon for breakfast.

12.40 pm – Lunch.

Caffeine fix.

01.30 pm – What we can learn from spaghetti sauce.

04.47 pm – Afternoon break.

06.51 pmPower Training @ ZeroFitness.

08.15 pm – Minced pork, fried fish,

fried bihun and

kiam chai boey for

dinner.

11.39 pm – Choya’s for relaxation. ~ah

12.00 am – zzzzzZZZZZZZZZZZZZzzzzzzzzzz

The Tuesday We Had Our 1 Year Anniversary

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09.21 am – Had oats,

kaya bread and

nicely done soft boiled eggs.

11.30 am – Registered for an account in Malaysia’s leading online global fund managers.

12.42 pm – Lunch

03.53 pm – Dragon fruit for afternoon break.

Didn’t know they were whites until I sliced them.

“Save some for me!”

07.07 pm – Went to Queensbay’s Sakae for dinner.

Idako.

Fish roe sushi.

Soft shell crab temaki.

Yaki udon.

Fried oysters.

Miso soup.

Japanese muar chee.

09.14 pm – Vanilla ice cream v2 with watermelon for dessert.

The lovely present that I got from Vinny for our 1 year anniversary.

The love card.

The jar in the box.

Filled with love cookies.

Thank you so much, Vinny!

12.00 am – zzzzZZZZZZZZZZZzzzzzzzzzzzz

The Sunday I Ate Paradise Sandy Beach’s Bistro Delifrance

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09.28 am – Woke up and headed down to Bistro Delifrance for breakfast.

The dining hall.

Yoghurt that didn’t look appetizing at all.

Pastries.

An array of salad choices.

Chafing dishes full of local stuff.

The conveyor toaster.

I tried to take as much as I could which includes a bowl of kiddy cereals,

sunny side ups with sausages and

a mix of everything else that seemed appetizing.

10.27 am – Chilled out by the bath tub for an hour before packing up.

11.37 am – Collected muah deposit and checked out.

01.26 pm – Arrived home and had an awesome lunch of roast pork,

subway sandwiches and

homemade bah kut teh.

Cancer bullies that go well with the bah kut teh.

Lunch.

01.54 pm – Vanilla ice cream v1 and green tea ice cream v9.

07.03 pm – Grocerying at Sunshine supermarket.

Stuff bought.

08.21 pm – Fried prawns,

soy sauce chicken and

stir fried water spinach for dinner.

10.09 pm – Vanilla ice cream v2.

12.00 am – zzzzzZZZZZZZZZZZzzzzzzzzzzzz

Day 1 Langkawi Trip : Pondok Keladi Guest House, Langkawi Cable Car, Suspension Bridge, Durian Perangin Waterfalls, Wonderland, Langkawi Fair Shopping Mall

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06.30 am – Rushed back to Island Glades from Batu Maung for this.

07.08 am – On the way back to Batu Maung, PCJ’s accelerator got stuck.

It just didn’t want to come back up.

Luckily it happened at a safe location. Had Dad take care of it. Thanks, Dad! Thanks Mr Tan for helping me push it to a safer location.

07.20 am – Had a quick breakfast of oats (Thanks Mr Tan) and

apples (Thanks Vinny).

07.44 am – Was on our way to the airport. Thanks Mr Tan for picking us up.

08.00 am – Checked in in time.

08.15 am – Was already waiting at the gate.

08.17 am – 2 minutes later.

Firefly’s ATR 72-500 propeller planes.

The seating arrangement of 2 by 2.

The Firefly branded buckle.

08.28 am – Our first holiday away from Penang. hehe.

08.40 am – A birds eye view of Penang.

The clouds.

08.42 am – I liked the fact that there was a stewardess serving us free drinks on the plane.

Mango and blackcurrant juice.

Holiday mood officially : ON.

08.47am – Spotted a rainbow.

09.07 am – The big ass Langkawi airport welcoming sign.

Headed towards arrivals.

The crowd.

09.20 am – Got ourselves a taxi van for RM24.

I don’t really know why they’d need such a big van for the 2 of us but I didn’t mind as long as the price was the same.

Our driver for the day was Encik Mohd Hanif Bin Abd Rahman. Thanks for the lift.

10.11 am – Met the host of our stay at Pondok Keladi, Marc. Thanks for showing us around the place.

Was showed around the very green and peaceful Pondok Keladi.

I liked the concept of the common area.

Pretty wide and spacious. Equipped with a full kitchen and wifi.

Got acquainted with the other residents like Gadget, who was the most lovable dog of all,

Ben,

(sorry, forgot your name) and

Melissa.

The pathway to my room, guarded by a sleeping security guard.

The pathway to the other rooms.

Slept in “ENAM” throughout our stay Langkawi.

The RM95 per night double bedroom.

The mini fridge.

The luggage stand.

The window overlooking the trees.

The shower and the toilet seat.

The sink.

11.03 am – Our car for the trip arrived, arranged by Marc. Got it for RM50 per day.

11.10 am – Fueled her up.

11.18 am – 1st stop. Restoran Nasi Kandar Tomato.

When I arrived, I noticed that the variety was wide but was skeptical towards the quality.

Only after tasting it did I realize that the stuff here is delicious!

12.17 pm – Drove over to the Oriental Village for the cable car.

The bridge connecting the village and the car park.

The super simple map and directions.

Eh? This ain’t Bangkok, is it? kapppppp

12.21 pm – After a bit of weaving through the boring Oriental Village, we arrived at the entrance and got us a pair of tickets for RM15 each.
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Wednesday The 26th Of August 2009

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08.30 pm – Had watermelon,

a coconut oil toast,

oats and

soft boiled eggs for breakfast.

12.30 pm – Lunch.

01.00 pm – Iced Nescafe. Shit. 2 days in a row. Let’s stop before it gets out of hand, Chris.

01.30 pm – Dating In The Dark s01e06.

05.00 pm – Fruits for afternoon break.

07.00 pm – Power Training @ ZeroFitness.

08.30 pm – Had fried fish,

stir fried jicama and

stir fried long beans for

dinner.

12.00 am – zzzzzZZZZZZZZZZZZzzzzzz