Saturday, January 16, 2010

today, yesterday and restaurant review :P

Today shall be my first time staying alone in kak laila's house..Nuha has moved to a new place which is only a few steps away..hehehee..I can run there whenever I wanted to ;) Helped her at her studio-home and I even prepared lunch-Nasi Lemak yg tk lemak, Sambal tumis ikan bilis yg tk pedas, telur rebus n ayam goreng berempah..I shall miss the girls' talking over dinner and a company watching tv :(

Yesterday I had breakfast with Nuha n her friend, Dr. Jijan (Azizan) at The Coffee Club. I tried Vienna's actually long black coffee topped with's so bitter; although I have added 3 sachet of sugar, the bitterness is still there! Overall, I love the ambience there, love the smell of coffee in the shop..The arrangement  n space in between seats were just nice makes the place cosy. I think I love doing this kind of activity during the weekend! I'll try to spend some times n taste different kind of coffee at different shops around Palmy..

Yesterday too, we went to Wellington!! hahaa...just because Jijan wanted to have lunch at Kayu Manis ;) The place is beautiful and comfortable with great treatment from the waitress :D Not so many people dine here..I was told by Nuha n Jijan that the price were different. At noon, the price is much cheaper compared to late afternoon..We assumed that they wanted to attract many people to come and lunch there, hence the price is reduced.. Anyway, we shared our meal there. The char kuey teow was tasty, nasi lemak was..erm, I could say fair??hehe..doesn't suit my taste bud, sorry :( btw, their satay n its peanut sauce were good but can't challenge Satay Kajang and Satay Endut :D I had soto ayam-the soup was great, the taste of the spices were balance..Unfortunately, the shreaded chicken meat was terrible!! It's fortunate that I didn't suffer from stomach upset.

That's all for the review :P I'll update whenever I go to a new place for dining, insyaAllah :)

Friday, January 15, 2010


Date: 19th Dec 2009
Venue: Bangi, Selangor
Activity: Sports

Wuhoooo!! I had another interesting agenda the next day after returning from Langkawi ;) Mom wasn't really agreed with me when I told her that I have to go to my new friend's house and play netball together. She was worried because I hadn't had rest yet after 3 weeks of continuous traveling :D But I enjoyed being busy; I felt satisfied, useful and active! I had to coax her and let me join the ISMA Perak team for KASBI- Karnival Sukan Belia Islam Nasional 2009. Owh, by the way, surely you want to know how I got in touch with ISMA Perak, right? Well, I received a call from Kak Nora saying that a friend of mine currently doing medicine in NZ gave her my contact number; and she's from Kedah..But kak Nora wasn't really sure that girl's name..I was like, huh?? hahaha..sounds funny to me!! So, till now, I don't know who she is..Anyway, I am glad that I'm part of the ladies..Actually, to be honest, at first, I felt uncomfortable around them and I didn't think I can fit in the group:( I know they were so kind to me, however, there is no common interest to start a conversation! How tragic was that?! Fortunately, Shikin (my new friend) was a graduate from UPM and currently doing her second degree in medicine was there..At least I have someone to talk to..on common thing...But the atmosphere was kind of changed the next morning..Everyone was so friendly and seemed like we all have known each other for years!! Maybe someone prayed for it??hehee..From there, I realised that even through games we can build wonderful ukhwah; and I hope this will last forever :) Okay, back to the sport: Perak team arrived just on time b4 the game started. We missed the grand opening though, which was held at Astaka Sukan UKM due to unavoidable circumstances I could say ;) The ladies were playing netball at German-Malaysia Institute, Bangi while the gentlemen were playing soccer at UKM's football field. Although we didn't win, but most important thing is that I make new friends and broadened my network :) I had so much fun especially playing in the rain..hehee..We all got wet but fortunate enough that there was no thunder! The game ended quite late. Overall, I enjoyed every moment of it!! Good memories to cherish..

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

malaysia my homeland

Nov.14 was the date I have been longing for. MALAYSIA my LOVE, here I come! I never thought I would feel this way as I didn't cry and feel homesick when I left for NZ in Feb 2009. I think it's funny! hehehe..First meal I had were ROTI CANAI n TEH TARIK. Abg bought me those although I didn't feel like having any; saddened by the fact that I wouldn't be staying long in KL. I wanna stay longer, catch up with ACIK, ALANG, KAK LONG, KAK NANA and NENEK. So, we headed to Ipoh after everyone had their dinner. Throughout the night I couldn't sleep and I force my mom to chat with me all night long! So sorry mak..I knew I shouldn't but I just need a friend to talk to..Every experience, every activity, every story had been told. We shared laughter most of the time :)
Hafezz and his family came by to visit me and my family 2 days before Raya celebration. My mom and I prepared sambal tumis udang, daging masak kicap and pecal for lunch. And the dessert was Bangkok Kaya Cake, my mom's specialty :D It was raining that day but am glad they could finally find my house. It's very difficult to find my house, I know..
Raya was extremely FUN! Most of my family members came and we talked and laughed and took our breath and laughed again..It was too good to be true :)
I stayed in Serdang for 2 weeks after Raya- to finish my assignment. I have to, since the materials I needed weren't available online. That's what Malaysia lacking of-publication! It's not that our researchers aren't doing their job well, it's just that they prefer to publish it in proceedings than an international journals?? But I reckoned, they can't publish the papers as they have put everything in the proceedings because one can't send the paper after they have put it in proceedings. So, moral of the story is: do not put everything in proceedings; only an extended abstract OR else u have to make some amendments on it in order to publish ;) Alhamdulillah, I managed to complete my assignment within the time frame :)
The following week, I went to Langkawi Island with mom; actually to accompany Shahaza for her interview at Underwater World. 3 days and 2 nights at Pantai Cenang. The place was so beautiful like Shangrila, subhanAllah...jogged and walked every morning, felt the breezed, the sand was soft like silk. During the night, the sky was so black and they stars shine like diamonds! Ya Rabb, your creation is marvelous! I shopped till I wanna drop dead looking at the bills :)) haha..
To tell you the truth, I could never imagine I can make it there. Usually, Alang or Abang would accompany my mom and I. But this time, I handled everything. Wuhoooo! And the most important part is, WE SURVIVED! hahaa..alhamdulillah for His guidance.
Owh, btw, Shahaza managed to get the job! She has started her duty last week, 5th January 2009. Good luck to you sista! Hope you'll enjoy every bit of it.. I know it will be difficult during this first phase, well they do know that we didn't have a formal education on wildlife and marine life. So, keep on reading! Jia you to you and me :)