Friday, December 26, 2008

23 days

Ok, lemme just warn you guys first. This post is gonna be filled with a lot of pictures. I actually have more but I've decided to make that one into another post. This post consists of pics from Kuching, KK and also Penang hahaha.

I've been feeling very lazy so I didn't blog. I wasn't lazy to blog actually, I was lazy to resize the pics, coz if I let blogger do it, it takes forever to load. I've finally did it so yay.


This is me and some of my friends after concert in Kuching. Apparently according to some, it was the best concert we've done.

And this is me in front of a cat statue in Kuching. Kenny brought me around to eat take this picture with this cat when I was in Kuching. He said I wasn't a true blogger coz.. when we were at the place we're eating, when the food came, even though I had my camera with me, I didn't go snapping away.

Thanks again Kenny for bringing me around and the kolo mee and all the food. So before he dropped me back at my hotel, he brought me to this cat statue to take a pic with it. Coz I haven't taken any pictures with the cat statues yet. So when we were there, he asked me to pose. So this was what I did. I posed.

Then he's like... noooo. Pose, like something funny. I didn't know what to do and in the end he asked me to put my palm on the cat's paw. So this was what it became.

This was the view from my room of the hotel we're staying in. If I remember correctly, this is the left side.
And this... is the right.

This is carpenter street. The street with quite good food.

Some temple I think.
And then I don't know we turned into which street and along the road, people are selling these layer cakes. They sooooo colourful until I don't quite dare to eat. The whole road has these. It costs like RM10 each I think.
In the end, me and my friends ended up in some shopping complex and ate in the food court which wasn't good at all. And then we all passed by this candy store and decided to buy lollipops. And then took a picture in front of the candy store.

The candy store guy really don't know how to take a non-shaky pic. I have 3 pics of us in front of the candy store. And this is the best one of the lot. Shaky wise.

Then while walking back to the hotel, we found these cats. And everyone wanted to take a picture with them!
This is of Kee Hong, Sze Ting and Brian.

This is of me and Chai Suang which Sze Ting took, I don't know why it took it more towards the right, apparently his hand shifted to the side when he clicked haha.

And this is the last night we have in Kuching. We went to Carpenter Street to have our foooood. This was my very refreshing drink.

Fish porridge was what I had that night. It was not bad, a bit too peppery for my liking.

And this is the very expensive dish we had. Or maybe it's not considered expensive I dunno. It's fried pork with salted fish and it costed RM16.

When we finished our dinner and wanted to go back to the hotel, Sze Ting insisted on going into the tea shop to drink some tea coz it was still early. Yeah well, the clock says 8.30pm.

This is Sze Ting and his tea.

And this is the next day already. The day we're leaving for KK. And our hotel was on fire wtf. Like really. And I've quite a funny story. Coz.. we didn't have anything in the morning, so we could sleep in. So me and my roommate slept in. I woke up around 9.45am and I asked my roommate whether she wanted to go for breakfast. She said sure.

As I was grabbing my phone to leave. It rang. And the conversation went like this.

Friend: HEY!!! Where are you!!?
Me: Uhmm.. in my room lor..
Friend: What floor are u at?!??
Me: Uhmm... 7th floor. Why?
Friend: 3rd floor is on fire now. QUICKLY COME DOWN BY THE STAIRS!!!
Me: Oh... okok.

And then we just walked out of our room and only realized that people are like rushing down the stairs already. Well ok, not everybody. Coz we got stuck halfway there coz this lady decided to walk very slowly down the stairs. And it was when we were at the 4th floor and there was smoke everywhere but she still walked very very slowly.

Everything was fine. Nothing got burnt, well that room got burnt. No instruments were lost in the process.

Anyways, our flight was at 3pm I think. So me and Chai Suang decided to go back to Carpenter Street and try this noodle which was quite popular the day before. Coz some of us didn't want to wait so we went to the food court which was a bad choice but oh well.

This was located at a corner shop. An old man and an old lady were cooking the stuff if I remember correctly. It was a bit slow coz they were making it it bowl by bowl but it was good. The unfortunately was... we were out of time, our bus leaves for the airport at 1.30pm and when the food came, it was already 1.10pm.

I'm a slow eater. And I can't really eat hot food. I like it when it's hot but it's unfortunate that my tongue can't take it. There was a bowl of noodles and a bowl of soup. The noodles were good, it was a lot though.

Come.. I show you.

Even when I got back to Penang and showed my mom the pics she said it looks really yummy.

And then we were off to the airport.

*Kota Kinabalu*

And then we reach KK. We didn't have much time in KK. We arrived at the hotel near 7pm and then we had a rehearsal the next morning, a matinee concert in the afternoon and big concert at night. And then off I fly back to Penang the next morning. So there wasn't much time for us in KK.

When we reached, Howard brought a couple of us for dinner. There was only a couple of us coz you can't exactly fit a lotttt of people in one car. And he didn't have a car that night, his friend was driving us haha.

They brought us to this seafood restaurant which apparently a lot of the locals go to.

It was really packed.

So of course we'd let the local order the food. And they were awesome. It was a really great dinner. The whole dinner only costed us RM155.50, if I remember correctly.

This was the really good big scallop. (I asked Howard what this was called and he said, if directly translate from Hakka coz he only know what it's called in that language, it's "sand white". WTFWTF sand white. I shall call it big scallop!)
This was dunno what prawns. Prolly just boiled or dunno what. They were fresh nonetheless.

These were the vege. Really good too.

And this was the fish. I didn't take a whole picture of the fish. Only a portion of it which was on my plate haha.
This was another dish of prawns which was really good. The hairy hairy thing was really nice. Oh I think you can catch a glimpse of the fish at the back

Last but not least, these are apparently called umbrella scallops or something. I dunno. Howard says so. Coz he only knows the Hakka language for them. It was good, and I don't normally eat these kind of seafood. Usually I just eat fish and prawns.

And then we went to Howard's home for him to get some stuff. And he has such cuteeeee dogs. It was quite funny coz I got to see them before he did haha. He didn't even know that he has puppies. They were sooo adorable!!!

Oh... ok. Then we had a 2ND dinner!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

He brought us to eat the according to him the best fried dumpling in KK or in Malaysia or maybe in the world wtf.
It was good. He wasn't lying. Hahaha. Might not look good but it sure does taste good.

This is Squid Kangkung. Which I also had in Kuching when Kenny brought me out to eat. This was sweeter. I'm not really a big fan of Kangkung or squid so this doesn't really do it for me.

This was beef. Quite yummy.

And this was squid in some spicy a bit sauce. Not bad either. We ended up really really really really really REALLY full that night.

And then this is the very cute christmas tree in our hotel in KK.

Thus ends our tour. We stayed up the whole night and chatted, no wait... we just watched AXN channel and chatted a bit coz some of us, like me... had to go to the airport at 4.45am in the morning and it didn't really make any sense for me to sleep coz it's just gonna be an hour of sleep after I finish packing. So we all slept in the plane for 3 hours and then I reach....


This is after the Bee9th concert. These are the peeps who studied/are studying in YST. And also our conductor, Mr. Jascha Shimano.

This is me with Mr and Mrs Shimano. I think his pony tail is longer than mine haha.

Ahhhhhhh.... it has finally come to an end. These 23 days were full of laughter and hardwork and even doubts and I dunno. It was fun nonetheless. I can finally let my hair loose...

And!!!! Party like an Irish.

Ok... not literally, coz I can't really drink.


Blogger Geli Tifa said...

Shimano! Funny guy... Met him with li tinh last time...

Happy Holidays..! Happy New Year..!

December 26, 2008 at 9:04 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

the hairy hairy thing is actually egg :)

December 26, 2008 at 9:06 PM 
Blogger KY said...

this is like the longest post ever, wwq!

December 27, 2008 at 2:25 AM 
Blogger Simon Seow said...

yummy food. never been to East Malaysia before. Don't know whether Kenny will let me stay at his place if I go to Kuching lol.

December 28, 2008 at 4:09 AM 
Blogger Unknown said...

i wan layer cake!! forgot to bring nice ones over with me..

December 29, 2008 at 1:05 AM 
Blogger Wen-Qi said...

gelitifa: happy new year to u too!

jac: ohh really? that's nice to know, thanks

ky: it's coz it's 23 days crammed into one post kyyyy

simon: haha well u'll have to ask him i guess

em: oh.. well then go back and get it?

December 30, 2008 at 1:22 AM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

geez... lots of nice food. i should visit cat city next time.

anyway, thanks for the tips on where to catch some of the PESOC practices.

happy new year!!

December 30, 2008 at 11:06 AM 
Blogger Zephyr said...

Happy year 2009

From your reader.

December 30, 2008 at 9:04 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Eeee.. I see many familiar Kuching places *LOL*

OMG !! The Best Kolo Mee and Cheng !!! I only go there if Dad is going cos he has the patience to wait while Mum cannot tahan wait for the slow food being served *LOL*

January 8, 2009 at 4:43 PM 

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