Wednesday, August 28, 2013

First Time to Johor Bahru

Alright so here I am. Back to back-blogging. Hehe =) 

Last December me and my family went on a vacation to KL and JB. It was our first time to JB. My best friend had moved over there few years ago and I've been wanting to visit her but never did until then. Me, my mom and my bro flew off to KL a night before we head down to JB. Crash at my aunty's place and we woke up to awesome breakfast!

Winter soltice season was so coincidently fell on our first day at KL. My aunty made some glutinous ball for us. I love this dessert! Prefer it plain and dip into the mixture of peanut and sugar. Thank you Nong Ee~~

Then my aunty dropped us at the nearby bus station and we took the bus down from Tasik Selatan Bus Terminal to Larkin Bus Terminal at JB.

Bus rate was RM31 per adult. It was a roughly 4-5 hours ride. Thank God the weather was good.

Halfway during the journey, the bus came to a resting area and we had our lunch there. Nothing much. Chicken rice was the best choice available. Because we were already in Johor state, most of the food were Malay. Can't remember which station was this but it's not far away from Muar city.

About 2 hours later, we finally reached Larkin Bus Terminal. Waited there for my dear friend, Fung to pick us up for dinner. Time to hunt for JB food!

We were brought to some mamak stall. The best food is always found at mamak stalls. Hehe This is the addition-since-Penang-trip to my all-time-favourite list of food. The Hokkien mee! I just love the sweet and sour paste. Hehe =P

Time to savour! Oh damn I'm feeling hungry right now! You know the hard thing about being a blogger isn't about not getting paid, but it's about how you deal with food blogging at 12 midnight!

This was introduce by Fung. It's JB local food. The Mian Fen Gao. Made of flour into pieces like Kueh Chap but it's not. Ingredients are mani chai and anchovies. They have it in dry and soupy. I opted for the soupy one although I always prefer dry food. Er....I don't know why I chose soupy one also. Hmm....Must be brain-malfunctioned.

Oh wait! I forgot to comment, it was ok ok la. So so only. I prefer Hokkien mee than this soupy Mian Fen Gao.

And some lok lok. Oh love! Their lok lok even includes You Char Kueh!

The local sotong kangkung. Not much different than ours. Only their paste is more sticky. Hehe

Some dessert my mom ordered for all of us.

After dinner we just went back home to unpack and rest for next day. It had been a tiring day in the bus ride. Plus, next day we're going into Legoland. So we need the energy recharge. Hehe

Next morning, we went for full breakfast before heading to Legoland for the excitement!

This time I gave the dry Mian Fen Gao a good try. When I put the first spoonful into my mouth, I was like "Shit why did I even order the soupy one last night?!" Haha! I love it the moment I tasted this! It's my favourite JB local food! Yes I'm declaring that. So to those of you who never try this before, give it a go! Two thumbs up from me!

Ah and then I found Chee Cheong Fun. This is also my all-time favourite food. Love it no matter the Penang style or the KL style or the Hong Kong style. Love it all ways!

Damn I think I need to go search for food now. Shouldn't write this post at this hour =.=''' Wait up for my Legoland post ok? It's gonna be a very very long one with tons of photos! Til then~ Good night!

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Meeting Goh Wee Ping

Ah! It's already 21st of August! What happened to my back-blogging you ask? Erm....laziness kicks in as usual =P Yeah cos I was so packed up with editing those photos. Not just tens but hundreds of them! Couldn't stand editing them every single day and so I slowed down and then it came to never ending history. Hehe... Gonna do a quick post here. 

Tonight I was invited by a dear friend Jenny to attend a seminar held by Tokio Marine Life, an insurance company from Japan. The highlight isn't about insurance though. Ok so I was hesitating to go until yesterday I finally gave in the opportunity and boy I was whisked off by the charm of someone =D

Tokio Marine Life Kuching invited a famous local tv host who is also an actor himself. Namely Goh Wee Ping. Hails from Sri Aman and moved to Kuching during his childhood times. Wootz! I never knew he's a Sarawakian! We Sarawakian surely did produce good talents! Lately the a director was being discovered as well kan? I forgot his name and am lazy to Google but yeah, he directed the film The Conjouring. Should be proud as a Sarawakian!

When Jenny told me about him and showed me his photo, I was a lil blur thinking who is this handsome chap. But when I saw him tonight in person, the bell finally hits me! He's from the show Deal or No Deal which was on tv couple of years ago on NTV7. I remember how me and my mom used to catch up with the show everytime. Haha!

So, he talked about his life, his career success and shared his thoughts on insurance field. He's a very friendly and humorous guy. Needless to say, the ladies in the room were all thrilled to see him and with his sweet smile, I myself was mesmerized! Haha! 

Back to insurance talk. Again, you know me, I'm always and mind you, this never ends, people always approach me wanting to recruit me as an insurance agent. But ah! I remember back when I was only 19 years old, I did had an experience with insurance field. I was filled with courage and all but I was hit so hard that the moment I left this field I told myself that I'm never gonna go back. I know I know, you're gonna say never say never. Oh we'll see =)

But events that happened today, I really gotta rethink about my own career. What do I really wanna do? It's not about the money you know. Yes I may be broke and jobless now but I still hold on to the firm ground believing that happiness is way more important than money. It's not about doing what you like but liking what you do. Someone just gave me these words tonight. Hit me hard on my head. Gotta put on more pillows tonight to think about my whole life. 

Anyway, who would miss a photo with the handsome chap right? Heee~

I believe God made us cross path for a reason. For what reason? Time will tell...