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My Birthday

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Hello April babies! It's still not too late to wish all of us HAPPY BIRTHDAY APRIL BABIES!!! As always, I will receive tons of love on my birthday. How so? Because I always get triple celebration! One with family, one with friends and one with bf. Birthday is bliss! 
This year my birthday falls on Monday, which was also the first day for the Sushi King annual RM2 per plate promotion. How lucky! But before that, on Saturday night, the weekend before, Kent brought me out for superlicious dinner at Chef @ Home. I've only been there once and I love the environment though nowhere beats Garden Hill.
Here comes my lamb chop. Yum yum! I think I'm kinda switching from steak to lamb chop nowadays. Not sure why. Maybe it's cos I still have yet to get that awesome steak taste I've once had. Miss!

Kent's mixed grill. Love this too! He asked me a question which I don't know how to answer: Why do you love western food so much? I can only say, I have no idea why. Hahaha! I…

RISK The Game

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Back to the days when I was only 10 years old, my cousins, Chee, 12 and Ing, 11. We were introduced to this board game called RISK by Chee. I think it's one of her 3 brothers who bought this game and left in the cabinet after they got bored of it. But the 3 monkeys took it out and tried to conquer the world =D No wait, it's the world map.
We somehow got addicted to it and will gather to play almost every weekend until our parents got tired of sending us over to Chee's house and we retired. It was a game of battles and wars. You get your territory and try to conquer other people's place by taking up a battle with them. Not the swords and cannons type of battle. But the battle of dice!
Some of you may have known this game for long but I know many are still new to it. Recently, Mike brought back the inner child in everyone of us. He took out his set of RISK and welcomed the few casuals to his house for battle. And then the addiction was passed on. Until one of them got s…

Goodbye Penang

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The last night at Penang. Ahhhh how time flies when you're happy. After we left the temples, we took a taxi, sent Edmund back to his apartment and we went back to hotel. It was beginning to rain already and Edmund was lazy to walk out for dinner anymore. So the two of us head out for dinner back at Jalan Rangoon off Jalan Macalister. The same place we had the awesome Kopi Peng!
I miss Penang's Chee Cheong Fun so much!!! I love chee cheong fun and I have no idea why. Kent wondered why too as he phrase it "It's just a bunch of flour" =.= But who cares! It's nice what!

This is crab's meat inside the shell covered with cheese. It cost us RM10! I was kinda shocked when the girl asked for RM10. But damn this is superb! I've never tasted such delicious crab!!! *Thumbs up!*

Tom Yam Satay. Nothing special. Just normal satay with Tom Yam flavour sauce.

You know, I found out that Penang is not famous for its assam laksa, Hokkien mee or even the char kueh teow. P…

Burmese Buddhist Temple

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Located also at Lorong Burma, right opposite the Reclining Buddha temple, is the Burmese Buddhist Temple, Dharmikaram. It's also known for the Standing Buddha. 
The entrance to the temple. There's lots of stalls selling souvenirs in front of the temple.

The main temple. I love the architecture!

Side view of inside the temple. I didn't go in because we had to take off our shoes and I was lazy. Haha!

The Standing Buddha. Beautifully painted in gold. I love all the carvings here!

This temple is rather huge compared to the Thai Buddhist temple. There's many little ponds, a pagoda and a bell tower too.

This is the wishing well. there's about 10 metal bowls there and the thing will spin. Try your luck throwing coins into it. There's different wishes for different bowls. Health, wealth, education, career, family, marriage and so on.

This is the bell tower. Edmund ran up without us! Try spot him. Hehe =P

View of the whole temple from top of the bell tower. The tall go…

Wat Chayamangkalaram

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After we left Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion with full of disappointment, we took a taxi to the famous Reclining Buddha temple. It's rather far away and we're kinda out of energy to walk anymore.
Finally saw ING company. It's like a house! And One Ritz condo. Super classy!

Here we are. This is a Thai Buddhist temple called Wat Chayamangkalaram. It's very famous for the Reclining Buddha statue. Located at Lorong Burma.

Hello from Wat Chayamangkalaram! I felt like a dwarf =P

Lotus flower candles everywhere. Beautiful~

Gold carvings of Buddha on the wall.

As from what Edmund told me, if you donate to the temple, your name will be carved onto one of these Buddha carvings. I'm not sure about the amount of donation but hey it's a good deed right? =)

There's many other standing and sitting statues of gods surrounding the Reclining Buddha. They each have a name and a purpose.

Beautiful gold carvings on the 'bed' of the Reclining Buddha. It looks like a story. Hmm.…

Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion

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Coming out from Pinang Peranakan Mansion, we headed to another beautiful mansion. This one's blue in color =) Based on the direction from the map we've got, the 3 of us walked under the scorching hot sun.
We found Love Lane! <3 I wonder why is this small road called Love Lane. Hotspot for couples? Hehe

Here we are! This is the Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion. The elegant blue color mansion located at Leith Street. This beautiful mansion belongs to a very rich businessman named Cheong Fatt Tze. He built this mansion according to all the advice he got from Feng Shui guru. The whole mansion was built to make sure the Qiis at the centre and that it will stay there for good. But too bad, after years of passing on to his grandchildrens and grandchildrens, the maintenance of the mansion was too heavy and they had to sell it off. Luckily one man is kind enough to buy it and maintain the whole mansion the way it was first built.

But we were so disappointed! Why? Cos we were late for the to…

Pinang Peranakan Mansion

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Anyone remember this mansion? Or should I ask, anyone remember the drama Little Nyonya? The heartbreaking Baba and Nyonya story that made this mansion super famous. You should really watch that drama if you haven't =) Worth the watch!
Anyway, one of my mission to accomplish during this trip was to visit this mansion. It's in my compulsory list. I wanted to visit there on the 3rd day but I was held up by Edmund cos he insisted at going together. Haha! So I had to reschedule everything according to his time =P
Located at Church Street, it's a beautiful green mansion in the middle of a row of shophouses. You can recognize this mansion from afar. There's lots of mini vans there bringing tourists in and out of this famous mansion.

The front part of the mansion facing the street. But you gotta enter the mansion from the gate at the side. Why do old mansion has 2 doors? One wooden and one metal gate. Hmm.....I wonder....

Hello from Pinang Peranakan Mansion! I finally made it …