July 31, 2012

Chew Jetty's mural

Went to Chew Jetty with friends a week ago before the Bon Odori, wandered around at heritage area and we had nice food along the way; food post not going to update over here. I'm going to become darker since I walk under the sun almost every week. Laugh
Another mural at Chew Jetty, he is no longer stay in Penang after he completed his task.
Going to stay at home for a few weeks, stop myself to hunt for more heritage places which I think I'll never can, so just let it be. Smile.

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A good laugh is like a sunshine.

July 30, 2012

I'm still here

Few more pending posts waiting for me to finish, a short one for today; I'm still alive although getting busier from day to day. Glad that I still manage to have a short getaway to Kuala Lumpur with my trainees and colleague, gonna update it pretty soon, stay tuned. 
Photo taken at Chew Jetty, before went off to Bon Odori.

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Still in holiday mood, damn

July 20, 2012

I want more trainings

Finished my 2 days short course aka training outside the island; feel bad for not going to work for 2 days, going to have lots of stuff to settle once I back to office next week. Not like other companies, they got accompanies during the training, I'm alone as I'm the only one to go for that course; yet knowing new friends did make me feel better. By the way, I'm the youngest among all of them!
First person to reach the training hall, was having fun on taking photos in the room.
Okay, one good thing about the training: we got plenty of tea breaks, which make me can't feel my hunger at all, along the day.
First time to try on this Tu Boh Sng (豬母霜) at Butterworth, which include steamed octopus, jelly fish and fish balls. It's really not bad, I'll definitely go back there for more, yummy! Started to miss the taste when I blogged about it at late night.
Was then going to Tea Garden with sister and brother-in-law for the Taiwanese dessert, my sister's favourite, but I was only go for Iced Peach Tea while they shared a bowl of dessert. Having little games with them, like scrabble and UNO cards. 

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I started to miss my study life.

July 16, 2012

Sunny Hills killed my blue

Today is the first Monday that I don't feel blue, going to have ISO training on coming Wednesday and Thursday outside the island; a break like this is needed, sometimes when I started to feel that life is hard. Oh my, I need to hand in my report still, for the meeting.
Thanks to Mr. George who gave us this from Taiwan, the famous pineapple cake from Sunny Hills, real famous! Somehow, it killed my blue a little bit as well, like the wrapper where a meow and a buzz chase after the cycling man. That's how I define simple life.

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Feel coyly with all the compliments, yet thanks. 

July 15, 2012

Sticky, de caramelo

Forgot to update this once I got this present, oops. My late present received a month after my birthday, it's glad to have this in house although I'm not a candy girl; I like the bottle by the way! Thank you so much if you happen to read this post; yeah YOU! Laugh
Sticky become very popular in my company, nowadays.

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Glad that my company dinner ended last night, beautifully.

July 14, 2012

An encounter at Tofu Cafe . Beds & Bikes

Wanted to stop for this cafe for quite some times, was attracted by its cafe name, Tofu Cafe . Beds & Bikes, wonder why they named it as Tofu. This cafe not only offers daily breakfast and snacks, but also dormitory rooms and bicycle rental services, like a hostel.
This is how the entrance looks like, located at the roadside, you'll spot it once you turn into Beach Street from Magazine Street, easily.
Found this little aquarium once I stepped into the cafe, which have their cafe name on it, and fishes swim happily, idly inside it.
Self take photos by the owner and mirrors are hanging on the wall, irregularly, yet full of artistic feel.
I believe that all the photos are taken by the owner, Joyce and Lucas; printed them on the canvas and they are for sale too if you want.
Found another column, some sort like a message board from customers / owners, found beautiful postcards there which I heart so much! One of them even have this words on it: "The seed of love . begins here", me love! I forgot to leave my piece of message there.
Empty wine bottles and coffee cups are displayed under the message board, wonder when can I start to collect wood stoppers.
Bicycles in the cafe! They have a food trail night cycling tour around these areas if you have more than 4 friends are interested about it.
Each of the table have a decorated plant in wine glass, a unique ashtray instead of a normal one, and lot of plugs for your laptop.
Beetroot with Egg Toast . RM10.90
They are selling Soup and Toast together for RM16.90, I think it was my first time to try on the beetroot, taste better with the eggs.
Soup of the day, Tomato Soup. Always if there are choices for me, I'll not go for tomato soup, but that time I chose this instead of broccoli soup, and it didn't let me down, taste good! You still can feel the tomato texture in the soup, slurp

Tofu Cafe , Beds & Bikes
Add: 484, Beach Street, Georgetown, 10300 Penang.
Business Hours: 11am - 5pm (Monday, Thursday and Friday); 11am - 6pm (Saturday and Sunday)
Contact Number: 6016-4150757 (Lucas); 6016-4332306 (Joyce)

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Where's next?

July 11, 2012

We are in the list!

Every Penangite should know that 7th of July is our public holiday, as Georgetown has been added into UNESCO's World Heritage list years ago, this is the fourth year. Applause. Planned earlier to pay a visit on few places that day just to get the liveliness environment with others, another purpose was to hunt more murals which drew by Ernest Zacharevic; should have go during normal weekdays.
Never step inside this Museum & Art Gallery although I have been staying in this state for almost 24 years, my first time, no kidding.
Upon this celebration, we don't need to pay for the entrance fee (it's just RM1 for adult and RM0.50 for children during normal day), finally recorded my name in the sign-in book which keep by the museum keeper. Was suffered while taking this photo as people were running here and there to get clue for their treasure hunt held inside the museum. Memorable stuffs in the house!
I fancy classic type writer for quite some time, I like the old-school feel; someone is offering a type writer for me, should I grab it no?
The next door of museum is St. George Church, my first time to walk on the grassy field, at last, so many first time for this day. 
Heard that this is Southeast Asia's oldest Anglican church and one of the oldest building in Penang, built by using convict labours. 
While people like to hold their head up high, I kept mine downwards, tracking and snapping on the symbols I found on the land, I even stood in the middle of the road just to take that bicycle sign. Insane but fun! Laugh
After lunch, we went for Acheh Street Cultural Festival, walked to there as some of the roads were blocked out for this event. Saw a crowd in the middle of the road, everyone is looking at this uncle to present his creative soap bubbles.
This is his masterpiece, beautiful! He named it as Crazy Bubbles, he can take anything to make bubbles, even a badminton racket.
Another mural at Armenian Street, last time when I was there, Ernest Zacharevic was drawing on it [click me]. A photo frame was put aside with "R.I.P Rocky" words on it, his dog? No idea but it also became the focus besides that kids.
Another! At first, the mural was talking about a kids playing with his flying kite; our creative Penangite went to edit it and draw the monster to replace the kite, Ernest Zacharevic feel this is cute and draw a string on its neck. Next come was the teenage with his motorbike. Penang always so happening!

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Grab some items during that week, will only blog about it on another post.

July 9, 2012

First attempt at Korea Palace

My craving towards Korean food never stop and I was so glad that I paid my first visit to Korea Palace with ppwen and Wei Wen after the piano recital. 3 girls with a hank of flowers walked inside the restaurant became a eye-winker to others; who cares? Trying so hard to order our dishes as we wished to get something nice, hoping that they can impress Wei Wen; it was her first time for Korean food!
Blue and red fabric lantern which indicate the colors of Korean flag are placed upon every table, have no idea why I like this so much.
The menu, give me a 'palace' feel with all the floral engrave on it. 
The cup is put up-side-down, free drink are given while we were still assimilating the menu, that's why we didn't ordered for drinks.
Hope to get a pair of Korean chopsticks and spoon, in steel, someone please help me to get this if you happen to read this! Laugh
Free-flow side dishes were served once we placed our order, too bad they do not have mash potato like Aza Aza Starvil [click me].
Kimchi Jjigae . RM18
Is a must for me whenever I go to Korean restaurant, it will have better taste if bean curd was added in the; like this kimchi inside it.
Maekom Dakgui . RM29
Grilled chicken with red pepper paste sauce, the meat is best eaten wrapped up in lettuce, stuff everything you can to have better bite.
Gyeranmari . RM15
This egg roll was not in our list at first, added in after we almost finish our dishes, to fulfill our empty space in stomach. 
Last photo taken in the restaurant when we were about to leave there. Hope to have another Korean food hang out with friends soon.

Korea Palace
Add: 28-1-2, Jalan Tanjung Tokong, Penang.
Business Hour: 12pm - 3pm & 6pm - 10pm (Daily)
Contact Number: 604-8997900

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Flu and cough, get away from me!

July 8, 2012

de Piano Recital

Invited to go for a piano recital held by USM piano class last week (1-Jul-12) with ppwen, to immerse myself in the sentimental piano concert, and to see Wei Wen's performance. Every song can bring out the story if the pianist or audience can feel it with heart; that day, my heart was fluttering together with the do-re-mi melody, I felt great!
Music is the wine which inspires one to new generative processes, and I am Bacchus who presses out this glorious wine for mankind and make them spiritually drunken. 
-Ludwig van Beethoven-

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I want more concerts! Laugh

July 6, 2012

Eté Café, finally!

After the first session high tea at Huey&Wah Cafe [click me], we went to pick up Tien somewhere nearby her college. Wandered for quite some times and finally we made up our mind to go Eté Café which I longing for times since I read their articles months ago. Yippy!
It was not easy to get a parking lot in front of the cafe, only 2 to 3 lots are available; if you couldn't get the parking lot, just park somewhere nearby and walk to this cafe while enjoying the beautiful scene along the street.
The Eté Café is quite small, only 3 to 4 tables available in the cafe, the tippy seats in the cafe is the place where barista make their syphon coffee. Too bad we couldn't had that seats, we got ours somewhere at the entrance and let the sun beam splashed on us.
When I look up on our seats, I saw the girder painted in white, and decorated with a colorful cloth, gave me a feel of summer. Lovely!
You can request the cafe owner to put down their wood purdah if the sun make you sick, in front of the purdah are coffee gunny bags.
The only fan in the cafe if not mistaken, it's in natural color - green; looks so match with the blue tiles on the floor. 
With all certificates and photos hang on the wall, it's not hard to know that they got their blue ribbon at France for coffee and pastry.
Different kind of pastries put in the fridge, waiting for you to pick up. Some of these are French style pastry, might not suit Asian taste.
She was introducing coffee bean to customers, she named herself as 洋娃娃 (Baby Doll); cute no? She and her husband, daughter are from Taiwan, now staying at Batu Ferringhi and open their dream cafe. Influenced by her passion, I feel myself in love with coffee all over again although I did not ordered one. Promised her that I'll go back again to visit her and she will teach me to taste coffee.
Ice Fruit Tea (Caffeine free) . RM8
Sea Salted Caramel & White Chocolate Mousse (RM8) and Macaroons (RM12)
The mousse is awesome, not too sweet although mixed with caramel and chocolate; never thought that I'll in love with macaroons since my last try [click me] as my first impression to them is too sweet! Macaroons in Eté Café are totally different, not sweet at all and I like them all; brown for coffee, pink for roses and blue for lavender. The wooden table beatify this photo to the max. Love!

Eté Café
Add: 79, Lebuh Carnavon, Georgetown, 10100 Penang, Malaysia.
Business Hours: 12pm - 6pm; Closed on Tuesday
Contact Number: 6017-4350922

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Going to explore more and more cafe(s) in Penang!