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Hunting Weekend

Posted: February 16, 2015 in Event, Foodie, Gamer, Globetrotter

Onlookers, I would say that last weekend (7-8 feb) is one of the most fruitful ones I’ve had as it fulfilled most of my alter egoes. The puzzleteir, the hobbyist, the kiddoc, the explorer, and the foodie. (5 of 10! Not bad!) I travelled to KL for the weekend with return tickets worth RM199.00 with the aim to bring back a portion of my belongings back to kuching. I reached KLIA at midnight and reached my Kl abode around 1 am. It was nice to see my best bud again. He was stressed out at work and i think really needed this break. I packed up some things that i need to bring back to Kuching (including two new game boxes).

IMG_8829 The next day, we finished first in THS KL leg 2 treasure hunt in Bangsar.

IMG_8859 We had lunch at marmalade BV and rushed to Kamal Medical Bookstore, to buy some books. We then headed to my eldest sis place after picking up my second sister who arrived from Penang.

IMG_8984 Two rounds of Blood Bowl later, we headed home to rest.

IMG_8871Woke up early to start our journey from KL to Ipoh for the second hunt. It took 2.5 hours to reach there with ample time for breakfast and subuh pitstop. We were 3rd in the Ipoh hunt, beaten by 2 penangite teams.

IMG_8886 We drove from ipoh to KLIA and had burger King there. My flight was at 10.20pm and I had ample time to eat my favourite chocolate banana cake from Secret Recipe. 😁👍

IMG_8889I reached home at midnight only to prepare for supervisory visit to Sri Aman and Betong the next day…👍👍 I just love it if i had the chance to fully utilize my time 😍😍✌️

Prosperous 2015

Posted: January 8, 2015 in Foodie, Gentleman, Kuching

Onlookers, Its the 7th day of January and yet i haven’t uploaded a single blog entry :(. My Turkey trip entry was put on hold. A lot of things are happening very fast. Post Turkey trip, I had 5 days to pack up my 4.5 years of life in bags and boxes and fly back to my hometown. During this MAS flight only had i known that Malaysian airlines only accept two pieces of checked in luggage with a combined weight of 30 kg. Even if the first two pieces of luggage is lighter than 30 kg, the 3rd luggage is considered an excess baggage and therefore charged extra. (MAS would waive this if you are a Gold Enrich member). Since I am only holding a blue Enrich card, I shall strive to fly more to earn more points so that next time, i don’t need to wrap my two boxes into one, to create an illusion of a two piece luggage…Lol

/home/wpcom/public_html/wp-content/blogs.dir/41e/25701729/files/2015/01/img_8137.jpg My flight was on December 30th at midnight and the very next day the whole family agreed for a new year eve barbecue. We were a complete set of 10 this new year, and we had a feast of lamb, chicken, fish and grilled brinjal.

/home/wpcom/public_html/wp-content/blogs.dir/41e/25701729/files/2015/01/img_8169.jpg The get-together didn’t stop there when on new year day we were served the best Laksa Sarawak in Kuching; homemade by my sister in law :).

/home/wpcom/public_html/wp-content/blogs.dir/41e/25701729/files/2015/01/img_8324.jpg And on January 4th seafood galore at Lim Hock Ann! The must-haves here were Midin in Shrimp-paste and Sea-cucumber soup. 😉

/home/wpcom/public_html/wp-content/blogs.dir/41e/25701729/files/2015/01/img_8211.jpg Before our farewell to my sisters, bro in law and niece, we had a buffet dinner at Waterfront Cafe Hilton Kuching. The cafe had a wide selection of chicken, beef, lamb, fish, duck, octopus and salmon sashimi, crab, crawfish, jelly fish and an array of dishes and desserts (including a chocolate fountain!). My top 3 dishes here were the jelly fish, stir fried lamb and cauliflower gratin. (pic of buffet) It was an excellent start (of feast and festivities ;))) for 2015. Looking back at 2014 and the previous awal muharram post, Several things had been achieved and some will be carried forward. I have settled on my 10 alter-egoes with a superior character to rule them all (courtesy from Lord of the Rings…) The Khalif – The one who rule them all, will try to be a good Muslim, a good son and brother, as well as a good person in general. 1. The Explorer -Achievements in 2014; Hot air balloon in Cappadocia Turkey, island hopped in Lombok, visited Jump street PJ, dined in the Dark, and watched a stand-up comedy show among others. Still a lot more in my KL list… 2015, will probably see me in Royal Belum Resort, Myanmar weekend getaway, Langkawi, and a transborneo trip. Any long distance travel? Haj perhaps? 2. The Foodie – I have been uploading lots of food pictures on Instagram. Perhaps it is time for a review on the food scenes in Kuching. 3. The Hobbyist – Mainly board gaming, and sometimes computer/ipad games. Joined 2014 BGC retreat. will surely join again this year! Will try to set up a boardgame community in Kuching. Will try to finish Mice and Mystics somehow… 4. The Puzzletier – Mainly treasure hunting and iPad puzzle games. Will update myself on happenings in HNN and probably join 2-3 hunts in KL/Penang 5. The Cinephile – Will try and continue my movie reviews 6. The Philanthropist – have to complete my Mercy training this year 7. The Kiddoc – Mrcpch2b? still a mystery… and a publication pending. More journal reads this year for self improvement 8. The Gentleman – Mandarin class will start tomorrow. YAY! Swimming? Guitar lessons? Maybe when i go to Sri Aman, ill apply for one of these classes. Will also try to read more! Lose more weight! (the same goal each year for the past umpteenth years…:P) 9. The Author – will stick to my goal to blog at least an entry per week… daily entry seem a bit too much (although doable). Short story? Probably will start when Im in the district workplace… Website called “All on Kuching”? I need a partner who share the same goal to make this project work. 10. The Entrepreneur – Wisma Mardawi, land clearing and reclamation, one of these (a shophouse near Swinburne, or a beach house in Lundu). I also plan to paint the gates of Nalissa, and fully furnish Catanonia. I pray that 2015 will continue to be filled with blessings and devoid of calamities.

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Magnum Cafe

Posted: December 3, 2014 in Foodie, Review, Travel

Onlookers,

Magnum Cafe has landed in Kuala Lumpur since November 14th 2014 and I was eyeing for it ever since! If one knows the richness of the Magnum ice cream, that person can only imagine what a whole Cafe could offer! 😍 (there goes our diet…)

As one of my to-do list in KL, i went there at tea time yesterday with two of my colleagues and saw the queue was out of this world! (I blame the school hols) It is situated in Mid Valley Mega Mall, 3rd floor beside GSC Cinema. As we queued and asked the waitress, lo and behold, it is a two storey shop. The first floor is mainly ice creams with toppings for takeaway or having it in the side bar, whilst the second floor is for dine-in alongside some hot cuisine (eg soup, pasta, salad etc).

The queue on the second floor was much shorter (i blame the customers’ ignorance 😁). In less than 2 minutes, we were seated and ordered…

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I even met a group of my staff there 😊

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The food was excellent but you’ll definitely experience the sugar rush. I dont think its wise to order a dish for each person, but instead the group should order 1 dish and share to prevent sugar and chocolate overload. For choc lovers… This is definitely a place to go!

Dining In The Dark

Posted: October 31, 2014 in Fine Dining, Foodie, Review

Onlookers,

Another bucket list strucked off after last night’s Dining in the Dark in Changkat Bukit Bintang. I have just received an email from the crew.

We thank you for being open minded and fun person for this conceptual dining experience and completed your journey as one of the few Darkdiners in the WORLD!!!.

Yay!!!

It was a friendly atmosphere as we stepped into the premise. Few ice breaking games were introduced including guess the welcoming juice, paperclip in the rice stack and blindfold puzzle which made us feel right at home. We chose our drinks and stated individual food allergy and preference. We were all set!

We were then introduced to our guide, and we were informed that he is visually impaired due to a motor vehicle accident. In fact, all the waiters of the diner are legally blonde eh… Blind.

We were human-trained into the pitch black room and were ushered to our seats. And then, our gastronomic journey began.

The guide brought us through Appetizers (x4), soup (x2), main course (x3) and desserts (x5) giving instructions along the way. We got the feeling of how blind people would eat. Our sense of smell and taste were heightened.

The food were so so but the experience was worth the rm120 per pax. For the whole night, there was no phone interference and it was a quality time well spent with my friends. Epic moments were when we found out that one of out friends didnt know the meaning of coaster and serviette when the guide explained the table layout. Guessing the food (tauhu masak halia, agar2 nutmeg and all sorts) was Fun!!!

Finally after we went back to the light, we were shown the menu and presentation of our dish. We only got one third correct. Even the dessert we guessed as mango sorbet turned out to be lychee pineapple icecream! 😖

This place is highly recommended for the brave and adventurous. Bon apetit! 😉

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