Alor Setar & Penang Food Hunting Trip..~

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

2nd post for today..

Been so long since i last blogged about my trip to anywhere, Since i need me time for a bit, i am gonna blog about what i did last week with parents and husband. The husband is clearing his leaves before he starts at his new place tomorrow. Me on the other hand, as usual. Can only take leaves when students are gone for semester break. Hence, we decided to have a trip to Alor Setar and Penang for some food hunting. 

We left KL on Wednesday morning around 8.30am. I was behind the wheel until we reached RTC for toilet stop and breakfast. Then hubs continue the whole journey. Here are some of the food that we managed to enjoy while we were in Alor Setar. We were there for only 20hours. So not much that we could try. Hope, we could repeat Alor Setar again very soon.

 1, Mee Kuah at the stadium. Been told to try roti jala there too, but had no time as we were rushing to our next location.

 2. This Caramel Cheesecake was actually so freaking nice but had to stop eating or else tummy would not have enough space for my noodle. Had this cake and noodle (below) at Le Medina Cafe.

 3. Mee Tulang Rusuk. Had this at the very same cafe where i had the cake. This noodle was the very first Mee Rebus i tried in my entire life. I meant, i tried mee rebus before but not the one i ordered myself. My review is, the noodle tasted good but ayah said it was about too sweet for a main course. But i liked the noodle though.

 4. Nasi Lemak Royale Hijau Kuning was what we had for dinner in Alor Setar. The yellow rice was fine but a bit sticky. The curry and spices was fine to me but husband said, it did not match with his taste. He curry and gravy tasted like he just ate sauces instead of curry. 

 5. Parents and husband had this for breakfast; Roti Dholl at Restoran Mikamal. It is actually a roti canai banjir with bull's eye. Roti canai tasted normally but the curry was delicious. The dhal and sambal ok too.

 6. I had this instead; Tosei Masala. Another famous dish here in Mikamal. Was not so bad and recommended to others. A normal tosei with dhal and potato inside it. Have it a try.

Right after breakfast, we went back to our hotel for packing and headed to our next location. And that would be the Island of Pearl :) Before we reached the island itself, we had our lunch first at Sungai Dua and we chose Aur Gading Restaurant to have our meals.

 7. Parents had this Mee Udang. It was good and kind of worth it. 

 8. I had this marvelous Char Kuew Teow. Although the look is not presentable but the taste was good and that is the most important thing.

 9. Wish i could rotate this picture but i cannot. This was what husband had for his lunch. He never fancy mee kuning but on that day, he decided to have it. And the fried noodle did not fail him.

 10. As for tea, ayah had this kerang rebus at Padang Kota food court. Not my favourite palce for meals but it was raining and so we were out of options.

 11. Mamy had this Laksa Penang, also in Padang Kota. She said the laksa was yummy and i had to agree with her. I am not a laksa penang eater because i hate the taste, but this one was good. Can't specifically point out which stall, i forgot to ask the name but definitely know which one if i ever set my foot there again.

 12. As for me and husband, we had this pasembur at Padang Kota. Not good obviously. We love the other one right in the city centre. But as i mentioned earlier, it was raining so we just had to embrace this one. Finished it off with mamy's help of course.

13. For dinner, husband and ayah had this yummy soup. Ayah; sup daging & urat and husband had sup ayam. Had this one at Sup Hameed.

That was all. I still have many other food to try. I surely hope I could set my foot again in Penang. But of course, not anytime soon. If you could see, there is no nasi kandar. Simply because i was in Penang last October and many other times before that. So my tummy just have no more space for nasi kandar and i just had enough of it. We have tried all famous nasi kandar except for the one in Kampung Melayu. Out of all, both husband and i prefer Nasi Kandar Deen at Jelutong although people may say Deen Maju is better, or Line Clear, or Beratur and others. If you are looking for nasi biryani, Hameediyah is the best. Anyhow, people from Klang Valley do not have to travel that far to enjoy nasi kandar and nasi biryani. We have Hameediyah and Kapitan here as well. Just google it, ok?

Til my next post.


Other People's Money..~

The synopsis

In a world still uneasy after the financial turmoil of 2008, Justin Cartwright puts a human face on the dishonesties and misdeeds of the bankers who imperiled us. Tubal and Co. is a small, privately owned bank in England. As the company's longtime leader, Sir Harry Tubal, slips into senility, his son Julian takes over the reins-and not all is well. The company's hedge fund now owns innumerable toxic assets, and Julian fears what will happen when their real value is discovered.

Artair Macleod, an actor manager whose ex-wife, Fleur, was all but stolen by Sir Harry, discovers that his company's monthly grant has not been paid by Tubal. Getting no answers from Julian, he goes to the local press, and an eager young reporter begins asking questions. Bit by bit, the reporter discovers that the grant money is in fact a payoff from Fleur, written off by the bank as a charitable donation, and a scandal breaks. Julian's temperament and judgment prove a bad fit for the economic forces of the era, and the family business plunges into chaos as he tries to hide the losses and massage the balance sheet.

A story both cautionary and uncomfortably familiar, Other People's Money is not a polemic but a tale of morality and hubris, with the Tubal family ultimately left searching only for closure. Bold, humane, urbane, full of rich characters, and effortlessly convincing, this is a novel that reminds us who we are and how we got ourselves here.

The above is my current reading. To be honest, I have been reading this book for at least 2 months. With only 258 pages, I would say all of sudden I am a slow reader. The content is actually nice but just the way it is written is not the way I like. I still have 50 more pages to finish but oh my god, it/s like impossible for me to finish it within hours. But, if you ask me... Does this book worth your time? I would say, NO. The story is plain and it does not "bring" you anywhere. So, please do not start reading it especially if you have my kind of OCD. Finish what I have started. Selagi tak habis, I ain't going to read another new book. So, be wise. Unless you are the kind that will enjoy everything and anything.

Next, I have been spending days for two weeks of watching the series of Once Upon A Time. Stopped at season 2 many years ago and started to continue with season 3 and just finished my season 5 earlier. Now, enjoying my Season 6 Episode 2 (while typing this of course).

At the same time, I should start typing my questions on google doc and get people to answer them quickly. I need all the patience I could. May Allah ease my journey.

Til my next update.


Things to Ponder..?~

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Do you know how sometimes all you want to do is just being nice which means you are treating others nicely. You have no other intention. Except for trying to build good networking with others. Ecause in your career, networking is really huge and is really needed to push you forward. But sometimes, your kindness is maybe be mistaken to something else. Without you know it, you have gone too far and kind of afraid to undo what is done because again, you are trying to be nice. Do not have the heart to spoil other people's mood. All you can do now is just to keep remind the other partyof who she/he is and stand still with your principles. I wonder why do i always get myself into this situation..One after another.. Well at least, present scenario is not as bad as what i faced years ago. I guess the people around me today are very much matured and so i think they would not dare to act what they are not supposed to. Respect is the key word, i think.. I would say that they respect who am i and my status. Never the less, this whole thing me being nice should stop.

That's one thing. Remember Ajie? Yes we are still in touched. Although we speak once in a blue moon but at least we do not lose each other. Friends remain as long as we know who we are. We do not see any problem of us being friends although we had history together. Ended tragically. We talked about it from time to time. And laughed about it. Percaya jodoh bukan milik kita. But i am so happy with my decision. I had to choose a man out of four and i def made the right choice. A very understanding and supportive spouse. What else could i ask for?

About dearest bestie. He faces one problem after another. Not entirely his problem but being the eldest in the family, of course he has to face them all. I feel pity for him but there is nothing i could do to help or to comfort selain, "sabar babe". I pray that his business will succeed. He invested a handsome amount of cash, spent all his time and energy in making sure things happen the way he wishes it could. Semoga tak ada apa2 lagi masalah yang timpa dia. A good guy should have a great life.

Last but not least.. My phd journey. I am halfway done. I should now start collecting my data. I am using google doc/form to facilitate me. Cost effective and perhaps reauire lesser time to obtain the data. However, the key-in part would be a huge problem. Another problem that i will encounter is, i learnt how to analyse using AMOS but last month my SV told me to change to PLS and i have zero knowledge about PLS. I seriously need to attend whatever classes that available and dying need helps from my co Dr Nora (my sweet kak nora) and doc to be Man. This two fellas are going to be chased by me day in and day out 🤣🤣 Semoga mereka tabah ajar budak yg slow conputer ni.

Til my next post. Good night fellas ❤️