Short Note


Jingle Bell, Jingle Bell, Jingle All The Way

This year's Christmas celebration was quite simple but yet, a memorable celebration of the year. I've been through a boring days for the past few weeks (life without internet)! However, on the night before Christmas.... something surprising happened... Not that the big red guy with white mustache jumped down from the chimney and appear in the furnace. Its.... the appearance of FOODS !!

 My junior housemates (my temporary housemates due to ROBOCON) surprise us with a feasting of some grilled chickens and self-made tom yum soup (they got it from some female 'chefs'). It was a simple gathering with only 5 people.

The next day, after having our lunch in a friend's open house (free meal, yeah!), we went to have a look at the scenery of Waterfront during Christmas. Actually, this is just a coincident. We are actually heading to the location of Kek Lapis Dayang Salhah which i had a post here. We need to use 'perahu tambang' (sampan) from the city area to go across the Sarawak River to get to Kampung Gersik where the cake factory is located. It is one of the cheapest route to go across the river with only RM0.50.

This is the Durian kek lapis from the Kek Lapis Dayang Salhah. Its only RM10. When we are at the factory, we tried various flavours from 'masam manis' (sour and sweet) and 'sisik ikan' (fish's scales) to cadbury (Cadbury chocolate). And yes...its free! For me, i think the 'sisik ikan' and cadbury flavour is the best but it is also costly at the price of rm25 each (2.5 times pricier than standard layer cake)

 Lets view some Christmas decorations in The Spring
 Eskimo castle

Two giant racquets/rackets which i found interesting when i was window shopping.
P.S. - I just realized that Kuching actually have 3 cinemas. Star Cineplex (owned by Hock Star Entertainment Industry Berhad), MBO cinema, and LFS Cinema (Lotus Five Star). LFS cinema is located at the top floor of Parkson Grand Kuching.


Taiping - Penang (PC Fair)

Location: Penang International Sports Arena (PISA)
Event: PIKOM PC Fair (4, 5, and 6 Dec 2009)

PIKOM PC Fair 2009 started on the 25 November 2009 at Dewan Merdeka, Seri Manjung, Perak and went all the way, until recently, to PISA. The schedule for the PIKOM PC Fair 2009 can be viewed here which scheduled to end on the 10 January 2010 at Stadium Indera Mulia, Ipoh, Perak.

The journey started in the morning by taking the TransMart bus from Kamunting, Taiping to Butterworth, Penang at the price of RM7 per ticket. Prior to the purchasing of the TransMart ticket, we realized that Konsortium Express Bus is more pricey which cost RM7.70 per ticket. Additionally, Konsortium busses gives most of us bad travelling experiences.

At Butterworth, we travelled by ferry to Penang at the cost of RM1.20 for adult. It is a one way payment. Which mean we do not need to pay again when we return later. Upon reaching Penang, we meet up with our friends. One of them is our food hunter tour guide in which, she happen to have a food blog here. We uses the "hope in for free ride" bus which routed around the Georgetown area.

This is Kek Seng's famous hand-made durian ice-kacang. At the price of RM3.50, one could savour the shaved ice covered with rose syrup with a lot of cream corn and red beans on top of it. Also comes with a multi-layered jelly and the well-known hand-made durian ice-cream. This shop is located along the old rows of shophouses in Penang road. They also offer Assam Laksa, Char Kueh Teow, mee rebus, popiah and chicken rice.
This is the Penang famous cendol covered with generous sum of red beans and coconut milk. This stall is located at one of the corner of the rows of shop houses nearby the Penang market. Just ask anyone nearby the area and they will point you to this place as this place is also famous for its Assam Laksa and this place is always swarming with people.
This is the main entrance of the Penang International Sports Arena (PISA) where the PC Fair is held. The journey from Penang to PISA took about 40 minutes by bus at the price of RM2. This place is crowded with people from all over the nation and there is only a small pathway to walk through it. On the journey to the center of this fair, you will be greeted by the promoters from P1 WiMax to Maxis and then to the yellow man (DiGi) and finally reaching the Celcom. The promoters there are an eye washer for men. ^^
I bought an earphone costing me RM15. This earphone comes with the casing as shown in the picture above.
This earphone is using the traditional ear plug as I do not like the suction type of ear plug which isolates the sound from outside.
Also bought my printer ink which cost me RM46. It comes with free HP glossy paper. However, after surveying around the fair, I found that there are cheaper price of the same product. The cheapest that I saw is only RM41. However, maybe it did not come with a free gift. Nevertheless, nothing could be done as I have already bought mine.

After spending the whole day at the fair, my friends bought four 500GB 2.5-inch Seagate portable hard disk at the price of RM288 per item, a Kingston 8GB pendrive at the price of RM53 and an external notebook fan for only RM5. It also comes with a free card reader per item. Then, we went back to Komtar (Prangin Mall) for some shopping spree.


我是香蕉人 (Wo Shi Xiang Jiau Ren)

We are......or Banana man. 
We are not ABC (American-Born-Chinese).

What is 香蕉人 (Xiang Jiao Ren) ?

香蕉人 direct translation to English is "fragrant banana people" or "banana man". But, the true meaning behind 香蕉人 is that it is a term made for category of people who are born chinese but do not know chinese. It could be half 香蕉人 or full 香蕉人 where half is that person do know how to speak in chinese, verbally, but do not know how to read and write in chinese. 

Why name 香蕉人 (Xiang Jiao Ren or banana man) ?

What I understood from all the information that I have gathered, it was named after the banana colour. Most 香蕉人 are from English educated Chinese. Caucasian man who is white in color (as opposed to the Asian "yellow man" or the African "black man").

As we can see in a banana, the outer layer of the banana skin is yellow in colour when ripe while the inner part of the fruit is not white in colour (partially yellow, mostly whitish in colour). It resembles the meaning of 香蕉人 in a way where the appearance of a Chinese guy symbolized by the yellow colour on the skin of a banana but has an English educated background symbolized by the white colour in the fleshy part of the fruit.

I'm in the category of half banana man or 一半香蕉人 (Yi Ban Xiang Jiao Ren).

1. Being 一半香蕉人 has its own advantages and disadvantages.

The advantages are:
  • making a conversation more interesting
  • imposing an indirect training on the body language
  • can act dumb sometimes (especially towards conversation that you did not wan to proceed further)
  • eavesdropping other people's conversation (very useful in identifying potential gossips about you)
  • surprising yet disappointing people that have the conception that Chinese people must know Chinese language
The disadvantages are:
  • possibility of making the conversation more difficult - unable to understand what others meant
  • could not perform some jobs that require the usage of Chinese language
  • difficulty in reading directions when travelling to countries that fully utilizes Chinese words (such as China and Hong Kong)
  • often caused misunderstanding when using the Chinese language which are inappropriate in the spoken context due to lack of Chinese language understanding
  • unable to sing Chinese songs when joining friends in karaoke session
2. Three golden words when you are unable to understand what another person is saying but you still want to continue the conversation and you did not want to exposed that you are 香蕉人 are:
  • "yuen lai..." (signifies that you understood what he/she is saying)
  • "shi meh?" (really?)
  • "ohhh...." (also signifies that you understood)
3. Sometimes there is a need to add some catalyst to make the person believe that you understood what he/she is saying and at the same time making him to speak in a simpler Chinese words:
  • "shen mo?" (what? or pardon me?) 
Then the other person will repeat what he/she is saying in a clearer manner and then it could help you to understand more of what he is trying to tell you. If you still having a big question mark in your mind, do not bother what he/she is trying to say. Just reply:
  • "ohh..." (i see)
 4. When you really do not understand what he/she is trying to tell you but you feel that its a very important message that could affect life and death of a person or could lead to the catastrophic phenomenon , then its time to exposed what you truely are by saying the magic word:
  • 我是香蕉人 (wo shi xiang jiao ren - I am a banana man)
5. Sometimes its hard being a 香蕉人 and sometimes its fun being a 香蕉人. But, acceptance of being who we are is the utmost important.

6. Do not feel upset or lacking in confident especially when communicating with others if you are a 香蕉人!! Because you are not the only one! Look at the bright side. Being a 香蕉人, helps you to understand that in communication, whatever language you are using is not really important. What is important is that the message that are being conveyed are successfully passed on to another being. At the same time, creating a world that has no language barriers.

7. Some will say that mastering a language helps to achieve a better communication. But, what do you think of a salesman that is very good in his Chinese language mastery but could not convince his customers to buy his product due to the message did not passed on successfully? It is said that 60%-70% of communication lies on the body language or non-verbal language. If a 香蕉人 is able to make the conversation more interesting in his own way, it will certainly attract the attention his customer and eventually influenced him/her to buy his product.

8. By the way, just for some information on the usefulness of banana fruits, it saves lives. When someone is attacked by asthma, and there are no medicine available nearby at that critical moment, use banana! This is because banana is rich in potassium which helps in
body functions such as regulation of blood pressure and of water content in cells, transmission of nerve impulses, digestion, muscle contraction, and heartbeat.



Do you know that:

1. Cigarettes kill more than 400,000 Americans each year.

2. Smoking killed about 100 million people worldwide in the 20th century.

3. Cigarettes kill more than the combined deaths caused by alcohol and drug abuse, car accidents, homocide, suicide, and AIDS.

4. Cigarette causes lung cancer somewhere in the world every 30 seconds where it is the ninth most common cause of death in the world and the most common form of cancer.

5. Cigarette companies provides a lot of job opportunities (Philip Morris employs more than 150,000 people worldwide!!).

6. Cigarette companies contribute a lot to the country through taxes and philanthropy. (Phillip Morris averagely paid over USD 4 billion per year on taxes).

7. It is estimated that one in three adults smoke, with over 1.2 billion people smoking worldwide.

8. More than 105 billion cigarettes are sold every week — that’s ten million per minute.

9. Cigarette is one of the most addictive and destructive, over the counter drugs known to modern man.

10. Smoking is the biggest single cause of preventable disease.

11. Smoking not only harm the smoker but most importantly the people around the smoker - 2nd hand smoke!

12. Within eight hours after you quit (if you succeed), the level of dangerous carbon monoxide gas in the blood returns to normal. Also, within the next 24 hours, your chances of having a heart attack begin to decrease dramatically.



Tian Pian Hu

Location: Siang Siang, 7th mile, Kuching

Deng Pian Hu This food is called Tian Pian Hu which I recently found in Kuching, Sarawak. Its name is in Foochow language. This specialty was originated from Fuzhou City, China but was brought to Sibu, Sarawak by Mssrs.Tie Yang. This Foochow’s cuisine was quite a famous food in the 50’s and 60’s.

Deng Pian Hu1

Inside this soup, there lies various kind of different delicacies. Meat balls, fish balls,  squids, fishes, seaweeds, chicken and pork meats, and some kind of mushy kueh teow.


This Kuching Tian Pian Hu’s soup has a lot of pepper taste and it is also very oily. The ingredients are also not that much compared to the price that I’ve to pay which is RM4. Also, with an extra RM1 they will add in an egg. The squids in this cuisine taste like….something RAW!!!


However, I was told by my friend that the Tian Pian Hu in Kuching was not the same as the Sibu’s. According to him, there are not much soup in this cuisine and also it has more ingredients in it and it also taste better.


Overall, it’s something not worth to try but you could try it if you want to taste what an imitate tian pian hu is like. :D



The Manhattan Feast

Location: The Manhattan Fish Market
Event: Birthday Celebration
Total Price: RM300++ (9 teenagers with monstrous appetite)

Nothing special....just a fish chasing the squids. Fish eat more squids become tastier and then the fish will be hooked up by the fisherman and be taken to the Manhattan Fish Market and be served and eaten by us - customers.

However, the process of catching fresh and tasty fishes have some risks. The sea creature, such as in above picture, will harm those innocent but cruel fisherman's ships that roam around the sea. So BEWARE!!

The fishes will be served on this specially branded round wooden foodware (don't know what this is called)

Alright, finished with the 'talking crap' from previous photos. Lets begin with the sauce. Do you know that sauces are very important in Spanish foods? Opss....this is not Spanish foods by the way. The black colour sauce is the soy sauce and the white colour sauce on the right is the tartar sauce. The red colour sauce is none other than the sauce you were served when you ate chicken rice at the hawker stall - chilly sauce.
The Fisherman's Giant Fried Platter set (enough for 2 or 3 people). There are variety choices of scrumptious and crunchy sea foods in this platter. Including are fried prawns, fish, calamari, mushrooms with tasty chips and also garlic rice for those that yearn for appetite satisfactions. What I can say is that I love the fishes on the left of this picture. It has tender but crispy layer of fried skin and the most important is the fish is very fresh. When it enters your mouth, you will feel the abundant of fish meats splattering and swimming in your mouth while massaging your tongue and the sauce from the toppings will intrigue your mind to savour every bite of this well cooked fish.
This platter is served for 2 person and it has perfectly grilled fish, calamari, big prawns, oysters and of course garlic rice as a wholeness of this set. What is different with this platter and the previous is that this platter is grilled. Which mean its healthier and suit for those that are sensitive towards fried foods.
Before this two platters are served, the waiter and waitress will perform some exciting and eye opening demonstration to the customers. The prawns and fishes on the platter will be burned with a highly flammable Bunsen burner which will bring out the aroma from the foods on the platter especially the prawns and the grilled fishes with special sauce on top of it. Burning it with a high degree fire instantly will create a sense of smoothness on the fishes and blend the sauce and the grilled/fried fishes together as a whole creating a newly formed, perfect aroma which will entice everyone within 99999km radius.
Three sets of dishes from Manhattan Fish Market. By the way, we ordered peach drink. For your information, it is refillable. We do not know this until one of our friend went to refill. You can actually share a cup of drink and having unlimited refilling of the peach juice. (only certain drinks)

Clean and Clear. Shining and Sparkling. (**Cleaned the plate because we do not have enough $ to pay...**)


Mutated apple?

Just a simple post to show an apple that I bought recently that is very big and huge. It cost me RM2 for this Fuji apple which I normally bought it at a price of RM1 to RM1.50.



Observe the size of a typical cloth clipper on the right side and compare it with the size of the apple. Since I am quite free, I measured the size too. It is approximately 7cm height x 8.5cm width x 27cm diameter. Almost twice as large as a normal apple.

"An apple a day keeps the doctor away"

Are you asking why? Below are some answers:

“Apple is full with antioxidants that could reduce the risk of cancer and reduce damage to cells”

“Apples are known to reduce the risk of degenerate conditions such as Alzheimer’s”

Apple is rich in vitamin C and E”

Apples are fat, sodium and cholesterol free”

Apple is full with fiber – good for digestion”

“Two-thirds of the fiber and lots of antioxidants are found in the apple’s skin”



Gigantic Meal

Location: Pai Jia Le (Baccarat)  - Kuching

Since my friends and I have finished our test for this semester and we have about 3 more weeks before our final exam, we go out for a celebration. Just a simple outing at a restaurant name Pai Jia Le. Its a name for a casino game which translated to English as Baccarat. However, this place is actually a air-conditioned restaurant offering various dishes which could be ordered. The food price ranged from RM8 and above depending on your order.


Look at the size of the plate…We actually ordered 4 dishes with rice. There are Sarawak Midin vegetable, pork ribs, mamee chickens and salad squids. However, since we are all healthy and active teenagers, we need something more to satisfy our metabolism and enormous storage in the stomach. Therefore, we ordered an extra Kantonis fried mee above. It looked like the “Kon Chao Sang Min” in Peninsular Malaysia.


These mees could filled into 9 stomachs




One of the “illegal stuffs” in my room. There had been more than 10 types of this kind of things just in this semester.

Martell VSOP Medaillon 1 Martell VSOP Medaillon 2

Martell VSOP Medaillon

(another example ^-^)


Keropok Segera Cap Ikan Bawal

A very scrumptious, aromatic, crispy and addicting junk food that my roommate import from Kelantan over the South China Sea into the Hornbill state entering the cat city

Since I just found a way to overcome the slow internet speed and the recent virus threat towards the university’s website and network, I tried to post a few blogs today. ^^
I’m currently using Windows Live Writer to write my blog and publish it directly. For your information, Windows Live Writer comes with your Windows Live Messenger. So, all those who often chatting using WLM would probably had already installed this software. Although I can’t use my Flickr account to upload pictures and link it to this blog for faster loading experience, but, hey! at least I can still blog despite the slow (almost zero) connectivity!
So this few blogs, there will be some glitches and errors especially the pictures posted and the picture’s blackquotes (the words beneath the pictures) .


UNIMAS Website Hacked

Do you know the reason behind the slow internet connectivity in UNIMAS (even at CAIS – the magnificent library) or why you are connected to the internet with a very fast connection but you could not even load a page unless you refreshed the page hundreds of times to get it loaded and the page still show some errors?
Thanks to the Indonesian Hackers that all of the people in UNIMAS are facing this disaster. Around the end of September (about 28 Sept), UNIMAS website has been hacked by Indonesian hackers (or crackers for those who understand).
They changed the homepage of UNIMAS official website including all the sub-sites (* which the professional network security termed it as “website defacement” technique. Its not a virus attack but I know most of the people out there are more familiar with the word “virus attack”. Website defacement is harmless actually except causes some annoyances and in some cases, as a distracting attack for another backdoor attack to the server.
Although the technological department in UNIMAS, namely CICTS, had changed all the websites with new design, but there are still some links that do not work. Maybe they are still in the process of developing it while increasing its security.
However, what can be sure is that after the attack from the system crackers from Indonesia, users that uses the university’s internet connection could not load web pages properly and often need numerous reloading and refreshes to load a simple page.
Fortunately, these problems are having lesser impact on users day after days since that incident. This shows that they are really fixing it! (which is why I am able to post some blogs using Windows Live Writer).

Library in the room

A mountain of books in my room
The books in my room. We can open one library in the room already. Haha. But, this is not the books that I borrowed. Its my roommate’s. This proves that we should respect those who studied politics.
They really did their studies before speaking! (not every politicians and definitely not the current politicians in the nation)

LOTTERY of the century!

Just got myself a “lottery” today! At 6.15pm, when my roommate and I was having a soundly evening nap, suddenly, the room door was knocked hardly by someone. While still in a blur state, I opened the door and got myself a lottery of the century.

The “lottery” ticket or should I say a summons from the college’s authority

They claimed that our room is very messy and dirty. And, of course, we couldn’t denied it because the room, at first glance, looked quite messy. This is due to the fact that, recently, my roommate’s stuffs were all around the room as he was busy with his assignments.

Ironically, in my apartment, my roommate and I was the one who cleaned the whole area in the apartment occasionally including the dirty toilet. Yes! Toilet! The toilet which I post some time ago in this blog!

Even though we cleaned the apartment and toilets and of course our own room, we still get a summons. Although, its only a small amount that we need to pay, a mere RM20, but it took away our pride and dignity. Why? The people who made the apartment and toilets dirty and did not even cleaned it did not get any punishment but we, who always consider about the cleanliness of the surrounding got punished. Where is the justice in this world?!

Alright, enough of the complaining and back to the positive point of view. We were actually very fortunate that the group of people who entered our apartment to inspect, namely the college’s principle, Felo, hostel manager, college’s technicians, and university’s guards, were lenient in the inspection. They did not search our cupboards and our belongings.

If they really checked our cupboards and belongings, I’m sure that we will get another hundreds and thousands of free lottery tickets with the amount of the lottery exceeds 10 times the amount that I currently got. There are numerous illegal’s stuffs that we smuggled or hide in our room. Some stuffs were hidden in our room due to some favours from our friends from other colleges. Some were our personal stuffs.

You can start imagining things that are illegal to be brought into hostel. Things that involves fire, alcohols, “foods”, oil, electric devices and so on. Opss…..I just revealed and admitted my transgressions or crime. ^^
Nah…Its actually nothing seriously wrong. Just the rules sucks and meant to be broken for the sake of surviving in this hostel in the middle of the jungle for 4 years long!


Fast Internet Speed

Look at the difference between this two speeds in the picture below....its such a big difference!!

I like it when the speed is this smooth. An astounding 164.70kbps of actual download speed and 192.88kbps speed from the server. However, this is not the case usually. This impressive speed only comes once in a blue moon in my country....

This is the usual case....a magnificent download speed of 0.00kbps!!! The speed from the server is only 4.81kbps but when it reached my computer...the data vanished...By the way...i am using university's internet which uses Cisco routers. But, I am sure the problem comes from the provider, the one and only TM.


SuPeR bLaCk FoReSt bIrThDaY

By popular demand, I tried to find some pictures on my birthday to post it in my blog. Unfortunately, there are NO SUITABLE PHOTOS that could be publish in public!!!How sad could this be....and funny actually. Hahaha. All the photos that are taken are either being sabotaged or there are some people demonstrating obscene act.

If you were asked to choose to find a decent photo from a large album to be presented to a morally minded public, what would you do if all you could find are photos that shows people digging nose, guy and guy hugging from the back (like Titanic scenes), a girl who in the picture looked like a guy, a taiko who seems like asking for some "protection money" and the victim lowered down his head acknowledging the intimidation (UGUT laa), a person digging his teeth, a guy who smile like uncle (apek) with the mouth looked like kissing, a person eating candle showing bad example to the kids around while at the same time smashing his face onto the cake, and even a person drinking cocktail but looked like choking from fake teeth and the list goes on...??!!

Alright, I've already make you all imagined the photos that were taken during my birthday. So, I'm sure you all are already satisfied. Haha...

Anyway, I'll just write something spontaneously without editing this time and post some photos of the cakes...(sounds like cake have a more important place than the people themselves). :P

This is the cafe where they celebrated my birthday. The shop name is VERY nice....HAPPY GARDEN. further and I'll let you all know what this shop is all about!!

Let's begin with the cake they bought and present to me. Yummy~

 The cake name is very special. Its called SUPER BLACK FOREST! I think the picture explain everything in detail...I like the blackcurrant! (opss...just realized the picture written -current instead of -currant)

 A broken chair which brings out a lot of unfortunate event which provoked and almost leads to quarrels and fights around the whole world!!!

This restaurant had been operating for more than a millennium and of course, the chairs in this restaurant are also as old as the dinosour age. And could broke anytime injuring the seaters and damaging the floor. One day, there are more than 20 people went to this restaurant to have a party. But, due to the happening event and joy of celebration, a chair is broken by a taiko (remember the Digi advertisement about the big boss?). Fortunately, the taiko is not injured because, as you know, taiko is usually very swift and careful of what happen in the surrounding. If there is anything that happen, he is usually the first one who will react.

Since the chair is broken, we put the chair aside and continue what we are doing as we thought this is only a small matter. However, after we pay the bill for the foods and drinks, we are still around the area discussing what we usually  expert in. Asking each other the next destination.

Suddenly, the taukeh(shop owner) called one of the taiko's brother  to come over. Without knowing anything, that guy was scolded savagely and mentally tortured with mean tone and language. Why? Because of that little chair. Taiko's brother was very honest. He told the taukeh that he is not the one who broke it. And thus, taiko's brother just made the biggest mistake in his life!

The taukeh was raged by the answer and he claimed that the chair is very strong and new and even can withstand the weight of an elephant! How could a chair break by its own! The lecture goes on until the taiko beh tong (cannot withstand) with how his little brother got psychologically bedridden by a stranger.

The taiko go near them and listen for a while and the first sentence comes out from the taiko was, "I am the person who broke the chair!" (He just admit it!)

"What you want now?! The chair is so old and you were fortunate that I wasn't injured! How could you blame the customer for breaking a chair who had been there for so many years seated by hundreds and thousands of people!"

The taukeh tone changes from an angry and loud voice to a soft, peasant and polite language. "I am not asking you all to pay or what. I know you all are good student. If you all are kind hearted and feel that you all are responsible for this chair, you can pay me."

He is indirectly saying that it is entirely the taiko's and his gang fault!

The debate goes on and on and eventually the taiko's brother asked how much is the chair, the taukeh replied, "Its only RM30." (I've forgotten the exact price as this event happened last month)

How could an old plastic chair cost that much! And thus, the taiko's brother thought of a brilliant suggestion that he thought is fair to everyone, "How about we both divide the amount and both share the damage."

He suggestion was bluntly denied by the taukeh! Remember what he just said earlier about, "If you are kind hearted,.....then you can pay me....", which mean the payment is not even necessary but he still negotiated the price!! Sohai lar! (click the link for definition)

At that instant, another of the taiko's mediator who did not follow the whole story, went ahead and paid the taukeh. He does not want the situation get worse. And so, everything settled with some cursing and gossiping and backstabbing the taukeh.


Since all of some of us stress out and wanted to relax, we went here. An isolated place called Barsaga which offers customer from Heineken to Bacardi and even from Vodka to Chivas up till cocktails standard!
The left contestant is the beautiful and stunning tongkat ali with Ginseng ALIKE flavour called Margarita and its opponent is none other than the famous and brutal AK-47 which of course, taste like AK-47!! You can imagine drinking Ginseng and drinking pure and strong ginger drink with only lemon slices to protect your tastebud. The white powder on the Margarita glass is actually salts.

For your information, the Margarita cocktail is made up of tequila, Triple Sec or Cointreau , fresh lime/lemon juice with the ratio of 7:4:3 respectively. AK-47 is made up of Bourdon whiskey, Brandy, Cointreau, Gin, lime, rum, vodka, whiskey and soda water with the amount of 1/3 each.

Warning: AK-47 shot down my friend and paralyzing him for a few hours!!

Can't believe I wrote so long...thank you for reading.. :D


Kuching Delicacies

Location: various places in Kuching

Just to show the readers some delicacies in Kuching. These food could be found commonly in most food courts in Kuching.

 Nasi Ayam Penyek - A dry fried chicken with rice served with special chilly paste and soup. The best Nasi Ayam Penyek is at India Street in Kuching town made by mamak. Superb!
Lui Cha - Herbs kind of soup served with rice and peanuts and also some other vege (The best Lui Cha is at Green Road - maybe because the soup is green....). It is highly nutritious and is recommended for health maintenance (sounds like those herbal life health care product...)

This is called Heng Hua Mee. I tried this at one of the 7th mile shop after a badminton session. This mee is self-made and it is served with seaweeds, peanuts, taufu, and porks.

Sarawak Tang Hun with taufu

Lai Chee Kang - This pic was taken at Song Kheng Hai  Food Court in Padungan street, Kuching (the cat statue). Another food I think is nice is the dry fried mee here but did not take any picture of it. I will try to update it some day. :D

ABC in a cup

Typical ABC

Midin - A kind of vegetable which is famous among the locals in Sarawak as well as Southern Sabah. It is a kind of fern which resembles the 'paku-pakis' in the Peninsular Malaysia. Since it only stay fresh up to 2 days after harvesting, it is hardly seen in other places. So, Sarawak is the only place to have fresh and abundant Midin to satisfy your taste-bud.