January 29, 2012


Every year, Chong's family will have a reunion dinner at my cousin's house, in the middle of Chinese New Year. I couldn't join them for my last 3 years since I was at my university and now I'm back, no excuse for me not to join them, laugh

Always like their house as they have quite a few artistic decoration.
My nephew and niece, they just look cute aren't they? Kids is always an angel, yet sometimes they could be very mischievous. Oops
Always, we will have some fireworks session after our dinner, not really took part in it, I was just stood aside and enjoyed the sparks they played beside me. It's good to have some gathering to tighten our family bond, become stronger.

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I thought it will be forever.

January 27, 2012

Sweetish nosh

I love HK 2012 is the only Chinese New Year movie I had watch during the fiesta, a good one which mix the laughter and tear; watch it with a friend of mine as I'm not manage to grab my family to watch this, they prefer meals than movie, seriously.  Laugh.

Were then thought to have something for our tummy, from Starbucks down to hawker center and ended up we chose the Black Ball Taiwanese Desserts. Taiwanese desserts and bubble tea have become a trend in Malaysia with the rise of bubble tea and desserts shop in KL, which is now in Penang as well. Looking at the menu, it offers Taiwanese desserts almost the same like Snowflakes.

Same like Snowflakes, they gave us the Beeping UFO after we placed our order and it will beep and vibrate when our desserts are done.
Black Ball Combo . RM6.50
Grass Jelly Ice as base and topped with Taro Ball, Taro Q, Pearl and Aloe Vera; choose as you like. It comes with a small cup of milk which adds more flavor into it. Always, I love to chew the taro balls when the dessert comes to me, chewy enough for this!

Black Ball Original Taiwanese Tea & Desserts
Add: 232, Jalan Burma, 10350 Penang, Malaysia.
Business Hour: 12pm-12am (Daily)
Contact Number: 6016-4661886

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Bring the little spy to have a walk.

January 26, 2012

A couple of date

Love my lunch with Theng and Hooi Sim where we went to Sakae Sushi, Gurney; we chose that because other restaurants were mostly full house. Laugh. Were then had some singing session at RedBox after our lunch; too bad we don't have a photo of us that day. 

Got some souvenirs from Hooi Sim, which she brought back from Turkey. 

Met up with Tien at the night and planned to have nice dinner at Oh Sushi; too bad we didn't make any reservation, no table for us! Were then drove to Times Square to join our secondary schoolmates gathering at Full House; a random decision of us. Yet, I'm glad that we did joined them. As you know, Full House is a cozy and beautiful concept restaurant, their main color is always in white.

The black sofas in the center certainly stand out in contrast to all the white in this restaurant. 
Always, I love to snap a photo on chandelier whenever I saw it. Peep their design, all in white and lace; although I prefer KL's design.
Jasmin Green Tea with Aloe Vera . RM5.90 
I like the design of the spoon: little belly-wash in another beverage. Laugh. Peep the potted plant, each table have one for decoration.
Oven Roasted Chicken Tenderloin . RM19.90
Roast corn fed chicken tenderloin with shitake mushroom and tomato basil cream. The mashed potato is really awesome. 
The Full House Club Sandwich . RM13.90
Bread nip with chicken, ham, egg mayo, cheese, lettuce, tomato and cucumber. My portion of dinner, not hungry during the time.
They caught my sight when I first saw them; I'm really into vintage style and couldn't resist it.
Full House has their signature decoration as they usually place in front of the entrance, a mini cooper; this one looks like a wedding car.
Fountain is placed somewhere near the car, 
Xue Yi, who just back from Taiwan for her semester break, and gonna finish her degree soon, didn't meet her up for quite some time.
Girls for the day. 

Full House Lifestyle Store and Cafe
Add:77-G-20-22, 61-65, Penang Times Square, Jalan Dato Keramat, Georgetown, 10150 Penang.
Business Hour: Sunday-Thurs, 12pm-12am; Friday-Saturday, 12pm-1am
Contact Number: 604-2260340

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For you, and always you.

January 24, 2012

Life is simple

My Chinese New Year always not that liveliness and busy, mostly met up all my relatives on day one and ended up we got nothing to do on the rest of the days. What I can do was just hang out with my parents and friends, and today I went to have dinner with parents. 

Went to Gurney Plaza where most of the shops are closed; mum suggested to eat Nando's, I was actually just had it a week ago. Laugh.
Now they have this little bowl to put all the sidelines, although I prefer don't have, easier to engorge my portion of meal. Munch

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Love my night with Ee Kee and Poh Khoon; were just sitting in McDonald's and playing Where Is My Water until late night.

January 23, 2012

First day of Dragon year

First day of Chinese New Year, we actually did the same thing like last few years; went to visit my aunties and uncles to get angpow. Laugh. This year, weather was not that broiling like last year, a good thing; Gan was at Penang to visit his relatives and met up with me. 

The hot spot during Chinese New Year always goes to Kek Lok Si Temple, couldn't imagine that I was really went up there with Gan at the very first day to squeeze myself in the huge crowd of people. Parked at the half way and we walked up to the temple. 
Pots of flowers which placed outside the hall, most of them were bought by people and they wrote names on the pot to make a wish.
Gan was really enjoyed his photo session at this beautiful place and he even brought his tripod together with him. Laugh
Photo of the day: just simply took a snap on it but came out as a good photo instead. Whenever I go there, I'll climb up this pagoda and I got to see the night view of Penang, sometimes it interspersed with some fireworks which make it even more beautiful.

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Your secret is safe with me.

January 21, 2012

Sawatdee Kaa

Sawatdee Kaa~ Finally paid a visit to Khuntai, an authentic Thai restaurant famous with their Thai food; which I think their food had been localized to fit our Malaysian taste-buds. Met up with Ee Kee and off we went to this restaurant which situated besides her house. 

We couldn't make any reservation and we found our seats just next to the beach, we had good view, sea breeze and nice food all in one. 
White Tom Yam
Deep Fried Calamari and Deep Fried Prawns with Starch
Crisp Fried Kangkong in Flour
Me, Poh Khoon and Ee Kee at the night after we finished our dinner.

Three of us spent around RM60++ for nice food, and people were still a lot when we left the restaurant. Was then met up with Chee Yan and Khor to watch The Viral Factor; first thought the movie was just okay, but the ending is quite good and touching. Love my night and I can't wait for the Chinese New Year now. 

Khuntai Authentic Thai Restaurant
Add: 1052, Mukim 9, Pasir Belanda, Teluk Kumbar 11920 Penang.
Business Hour: 11am-12am (Daily)
Contact Number: 604-6251155

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Soon will lack of sleep for a week during CNY. Laugh

January 20, 2012

Always twenty-three

Been heard of Table Twenty-Three for quite some times, and only visited them now. Were dumped by friends, so we chose to have great dinner and tried to compensate ourselves. Laugh. They used to have great deal at Ezivoucher, faced the full house problem due to the overwhelming responses. We just tried our luck without doing any reservation, hoped to get a seat in it; we reached there and ta-da, no people in the restaurant, we made ourselves as the first two customers; it was like we book the whole restaurant. 

Heart the white chandelier, it makes the restaurant seems so classic.
The lovely wall sticker, it caught my sight once I entered the restaurant, just love the simpleness of it and the Eiffel Tower.  
They hang lots of Europe photos on wall, love the reddish double decker bus the most; and I have a postcard with the same photo too.
Ice Lemon Tea vs Lime Juice
Starter before the main course: Vegetables Salad
Mushroom soup with garlic bread, but the soup is not dense enough, I expected more from them actually. Laugh.
Grilled Salmon in Tangerine Cream Sauce . RM22.80
Braised Lamb Shank . RM28.80
Vanilla Chips Ice-cream

For the dinner, you can add on RM5 to get the set including the salad, drink, soup of the day and dessert; only add on RM3 for lunch. 
They closed their upstairs since customers are not many during Chinese New Year period; we did explored it when the girl brought us to the washroom. If there's next time, I'll definitely go for seats on upstairs, it's even cozier and warmer with sofa and piano.
Not to forgot the wine bar and cellaret that full with good wines. The bucket that full with wine corks make me gone crazy; I wish to collect corks with nice pattern on it. Anyone please donate some for me, please? Laugh

Table Twenty-Three
Add: 33, Irrawady Road, 10050 Penang, Malaysia.
Business Hour: 11am-11pm (Monday - Saturday); 4pm-11pm (Sunday); Wine Bar: 4pm-1am (Daily)
Contact Number: 604-2263892

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I'm a little pretty today. Smile.

January 19, 2012

Things changed

Last day of work in Rabbit Year, and let's welcome the Dragon year with happy heart, and hope everything is going smooth. Pray hard. Before the day end, I went to have steamboat dinner with some of my colleagues and we went to bowling too. Enjoyable night!

The only red element in my cubicle. Happy Chinese New Year!

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Sometimes, changes are good; sometimes, they're not.

When you are free

Thinking of where to spend your lazy and broiling Sunday? Here I have a suggestion, where me and my friends just had a random outing at the evening last week. Were only planned for dinner at first, yet ended up went to Fruit Garden for their fruit ice before the dinner; my first time over there, seriously. It seems to located at outskirt of town, a cozy place I would say to hang out with pals.

Surrounded with pots of plant, and along the way you can see people have their jogging and exercise there.
The Passion Fruit Ice . forgot the price already
Five of us had our third round after the dinner, the place that we used to go - Straits Quay Starbucks. They simplified their tissue paper, for go green effect? Like we always do, we crapped for no reason and how we wished that we don't need to work on next day. 

Fruit Garden
Add: Go towards Botanical Garden along Jalan Kebun Bunga, it's on your right, 500m before Botanical Garden.
Business Hour: NA (Should be around afternoon and evening time)
Contact Number: NA

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We are always here, just for you.

January 18, 2012

My love, Danbo

A parcel was waiting for me quietly and patiently while I was working at my company; my sister was the one who seems more excited than me and waited me back to open the parcel. Laugh. Okay, I also felt the excitement after that because it's from oversea.

I was so shock when I saw the little Danbo robot lying in the box, total is two; it's so cute and stupid at the same time. Smile
My daddy likes the little thingy as well, once I took them out from the boxes, he is the one who touch and play with them. There is a switch to light up their eyes, a platform for them to stand and I still couldn't think of the function of the black box, yet. 
Cute no?

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Thanks for the gift, and the wishes for whole year.

January 15, 2012

The heart of soul

Been procrastinated some of my pending post(s) for almost a week and now I'm back to share my life and stories with you guys. Was so busy throughout the week as too much outing for me, I wish I could have more time for myself; or more rest time for me. Laugh

Always wanted to have fine breakfast which I didn't had one since long ago, and we finally paid the visit to Soul Kitchen a week back. I heart all the cafe along the Muntri Street, one of the last few heritage building lined-street left in Penang; because each of them carry a different sense of relaxation and love. Soul Kitchen is an Italian trattoria where founded by a Germany-Malaysian consort. 

The interior has a casual, chic look that is both hip and cozy at the same time. My fault because did not have much photos of their interior. It filled with wooden tables and chairs, tiny touches of eco friendly decor and they play some nice colors in their trattoria. 

Like poeple always say that: Simple is nice! and I love it when they handed me a piece of paper and a rock; here's come the menu.

Their menu is actually written on the board, placed at the counter area; the piece of paper only have the list of their drinks, special no?

Fresh apple and orange juice. RM5 each

Scrambled egg with sausage plus beans . RM10

Scrambled egg with bacon plus beans . RM 10

Heard that their pasta and pizza are wonderful as well, might try it on some day since I got the 10% off voucher from the lovely couple. 

Photo of the day, which I took it from the place I sat. Lovely

Soul Kitchen trattoria
Add: 102, Lebuh Muntri, 10200 Georgetown, Penang
Business Hour: 10.30am-2pm and 6.30pm-9pm (Weekdays) ; 10am-2.30pm and 6.30pm-9.30pm (Weekends) ; Closed on Tuesday
Contact Number: 604-2613118

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Let me sleep all night in your soul kitchen, warm my mind near your gentle stove, turn me out and I'll wander, baby. stumblin in the neon groves. -Jim Morrison-