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Monday, August 31, 2009

for my friend Photo Cache/Maria , i've been planning to have a thank you post for her award two months ago :D. thank you, thank you, thank you!!!! hope you like this one! :D

Sunday, August 30, 2009

i'll be rounding up my Penang series with my last food photos. i've actually saved the best for last! :D food above is Assam Laksa. now, this is different from the traditional laksa that i've known here in Singapore. the laksa here has coconut milk, but this one has sour fish soup (reminds me of the taste of sinigang, :D). i really wouldn't mind eating this laksa everyday but sadly we're still searching for a good assam laksa here. 
that is char kway teow. still different from the usual ones served here. it's much tastier and white! :D both are actually really yummy worth the hassle we went through to buy them (we had to brave the heavy downpour to buy them). i will really miss these foods! (sorry, i couldn't make proper explanations about the ingredients of the food that's why i had to search for a good link about them). 
hope everyone became hungry with this last food post! hahaha!

Thursday, August 27, 2009

amazing skies are up again! my fave day of the week, Sky Watch day! still with my Penang series. i'll be rounding up this series of photos very soon. have a lovely weekend everyone!

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

i feel guilty...i've been to Penang for the beach yet i don't post any beach photo. to be honest, i have never spent an entire day at the beach. either we lie at the sand, have a little tan and go back at our hotel to swim at the pool. wondering why? because the beach is not suitable for swimming as there are a lot of jellyfish around (although i haven't seen one). probably we weren't at the good season too because the water is brownish (or because of the reflection of the sky). maybe on my next vacation, i'll make sure i'll take a good shot of the beach, wherever i may be. :D

Saturday, August 22, 2009

i know...i've been posting a couple of food entries since my visit to Penang. but i can't help myself as i've got a couple of food photos that i managed to shoot before my other hand is desperately trying to attack them. haha! the food above is kueh pie tee also called as Top Hats as the pie tees look like them. i've never tried them before and was happy to have had. too bad i can't find a hawker centre here that serves them. the filling for this are jicama, carrots, shallots and prawns. yumyum! don't ask me how fast i managed to polish them off. let's just say waiting for it to be prepared took a longer time rather than eating them :D.

               the last piece topped with chili sauce.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

it's my fave day of the week. Sky Watch day again! amazing skies are up again! still taken at Penang, Malaysia. from the balcony of the apartment where we were staying on our second night there. i had to rush up to see if there will be a stunning sunset. have a lovely weekend everyone!

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

vacation in Penang wouldn't be complete without trying their street food. i was never that of a picky eater and i do miss the street food in Manila so why not try the Malaysian ones? picture above is  cucur udang or prawn fritters. similar to "okoy" though. tough/crunchy on the outside but soft inside. it's deliciously dipped in chili sauce though. here are the other street foods that i have enjoyed;
pisang champada (fried chempedak). the fruit is like something in between jackfruit and durian. nope, i don't eat durian...yet. i still have to convince myself to eat durian in the near future as i am foreseeing that i will be 'forced' to eat it since i was able to try champada. the smell is like jackfruit but the texture is like durian. i didn't mind trying the fried one as it is covered in batter and was deep fried. wish me luck if i'll try durian. :D

 malaysian burger. i can't point out what is special about their street burger though i have to admit it was yummy! haha! my burger was of beef patty wrapped in scrambled egg. and they added coleslaw on the bun. sorry, i didn't take a picture of the burger itself as i immediately ate it. i became really hungry while watching them cook and prepare the food. haha!

pisang goreng (fried banana) somewhat similar to bananacue except that this one is just covered in batter and they used a different variety of banana. you will just really rely on the sweetness of the banana as the batter was bland. but nevertheless good as well. probably i was just used to eating bananacue which was really sweet since its sugar coated.
it was a good experience to try these street foods. i most especially love the cucur udang! but honestly, i must say i do really love food that's why!

Monday, August 17, 2009

we went to Fort Cornwallis on our third day. my friend wanted to be a little bit of a culture vulture. we managed to brave the hot weather that day. it was good, but still very hot. photo above are the canon balls and gun powder. 

              entrance                                                                         artist

                       cannon                                                 where the balls and gun powder are

            window of chapel                                                               prison

Saturday, August 15, 2009

we had a little "formal" dinner on our second night in Penang. we decided to have a good pizza after our well deserved massage. unfortunately i forgot to take a picture of the name of the restaurant and how it looks because i was definitely hungry. the restaurant is located at Batu Ferringhi, if it helps, haha! this is one of the best pizza i have ever tasted because it was cooked in a wood fire oven and definitely thin crust. it has pepperoni, olives, mushrooms and garlic. me and my girlfriend managed to eat the whole pizza (she had three slices, and i, err, five :D)

we had bruschetta for our appetizer. topped with tomatoes, olives, white onions and probably bell pepper. we polished this one off quickly too :D

Thursday, August 13, 2009

a Sky Watch post! photo from Batu Ferringhi in Penang, Malaysia. view from the balcony. if last week's post was at the 'backyard" this was in front. :D this was taken after a  heavy downpour.  amazing skies are definitely up again! have a lovely weekend everyone!

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Georgetown, Penang has a couple of old school buildings and windows. some are very much preserved which means they are still used and some are just left as if it is (empty). i don't know but i really appreciate old school architectural designs. i can't help but be amazed with these structures, it's like i'm brought back in time.

Monday, August 10, 2009

this is one of the official cars of the governor in Penang way back eons of years ago. i was really in awe while looking at the classic old school cars. we found this when we went to their museum in Georgetown.  three of them were actually parked at the garage beside the museum. i want to own a rolls royce too!!!

Sunday, August 09, 2009

as promised, i am going to post pictures from my recent holiday. well, i have to be really honest. most of the pictures that i have taken are food. hahaha! well, it's been quite obvious that i love food and i can be quite adventurous too. but i am having a difficult time posting food photos as my mouth is faster than my camera. but for this trip, i tried my very best to capture the food first before eating them. heaven knows how difficult it is for me to restrain myself. hahaha!
the food above was my dinner during the first night. its hokkien hae mee (hokkien prawn noodles). vermicelli noodles, prawn, slices of pork, and boiled egg. the taste lies in the spicy yet prawny essence of the sauce. i had to specifically tell them to make it mild spicy. but this tastes really really good.

this one is the sar hor fan. flat noodles in thick seafood gravy sauce.  i've actually had this before leaving  although this one has the yummy smoky taste. probably because it is really slightly burnt. these food are from the hawker centre around Batu Ferringhi. we managed to polish these in a matter of ten minutes. talk about being hungry!  

Friday, August 07, 2009


i haven't joined Sky Watch for the past few weeks as i am experiencing glitch and hiccups either from blogger or my own unit. nevertheless, i am back to posting sky, sunset or moon shots. this is the latest moon shot i have. taken from Pulau Penang (Malaysia) where i stayed for a good four day holiday. this was the view from the backside of the apartment where we stayed.  more photos of my recent trip to come up on the following days. meanwhile, have a good weekend everyone! :D

Sunday, August 02, 2009

taken at Palawan Beach, Sentosa
i am so going to the beach!!!!! yay! will be leaving this afternoon and will be off until Thursday! i've been so looking forward to this for the past two weeks. i really need a change of environment for at least a few days. i can imagine myself chilling out under the sun while chugging beer! hahaha! so do you have any idea where am i going?! :D 

i was supposed to post this yesterday upon hearing the sad news. the whole country is mourning and the whole world empathizes with the loss of a woman. for the whole world, she symbolizes democracy and faith. but for me she  exemplifies what a wife and a mother is.
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