Monday, July 31, 2006

6:20 a.m.

First of all, just want to apologise for still not posting up the photos which were taken during the time when my sis was in Perth. Too many photos to tidy up. I'll update it as soon as possible.

Today, I woke up as early as 6:20 a.m...

Look at the time!

While everyone was still asleep...

I want to sleeeeeeeepppp.....

When it was so cold...

It was still so dark!

Just for ONE reason...

Lips is as big as sausage so sexy.

To follow Yan to the airport to pick up my bastard great housemate.

Housemate...This is Big Brother. Welcome back to Perth!=)

P/s: He was sleeping in his fierce truck when we (Yan, him and me) were on the way for dinner. Not the time when we picked him up from the airport.

Sunday, July 30, 2006

A Dull Sunday Afternoon

It's a dull Sunday afternoon. If I'm now back in Miri, I would just follow my parents around. Eating, shopping, 'makan angin' etc. How nice! But here, I can just face the screen of the laptop, exercise my fingers, do some revision of ABC (if you get what I mean). Apart from that, I can only face my books or lecture notes.

I miss the time when I'm with my family. Although sometimes, we do nothing during Sunday afternoon, I still enjoy the time we are together. Maybe it's because, they are the closest persons to me on earth. So, no matter what we do, I'll still treasure the time when we are together.

But the strange thing is, when I'm back in Miri, I miss the time I'm in Perth. The weather is good, the environment is clean and 'the time is slow'.

*Sigh* Anyway, I should enjoy the time when I'm in Perth now. I would then miss Perth when I'm back in Miri. Less than four months and I'll back in Miri again. At the mean time, I'll just have to do well in my studies. Wish me luck, guys! :)

P/s: I'll post up some of the photos which I have taken during the time when my sis was in Perth. Stay tune!

Saturday, July 29, 2006

Some More Miri Food

I forgot to post some more Miri food! How could I left them alone in the folder?

Roti Telur.

That's Malaysia pancake. It's something like pancake, wrap with egg. Tear bit of it and dip it in the curry gravy. Yummy! A cheap breakfast which costs you not more than RM1.50.

Mee Sua @ Mian Xian.

Ok, Foochows normally cook this Mee Sua in chicken soup. But my mum has a version which is the dry one. I think not many people try this before. Actually is my aunty who passed this receipe to my mum (or should I say my mum 'accidentally' learn from her :P). We always have this Mee Sua for breakfast during Chinese New Year at my aunty's place. On top of the Mee Sua, usually there are boiled chinese cabbage, 'ru dan' (boiled egg which is cooked in soy sauce), slices of 'ru rou' (pork which is cooked in soy sauce) and slices of mushroom. It's best to eat with slices of chinese sausage, too.

Does my post on food makes you hungry? ;)

Friday, July 28, 2006

Yesterday Lunch

Raining day and night at Perth for these few days. *Sigh*. Have to go to school with an umbrella is very troublesome cause the wind in Perth here is so much stronger that it might blows you million of miles away if your weight is just like one of my friend, Bamboo (you know who you are). :P Just joking. Anyway, to summarise, strong wind in Perth.

Cut the crap. Yesterday after my one and only lecture, I went back home and decided to finish up the pasta and salad which were leftover the night before.

Pasta and salad.

Not much big deal here actually cause the sauce I was using for the pasta is an instant sauce.

Pasta with bolognese sauce.

I added some fresh mushroom and bacon into the sauce which made it tasted so much nicer. I know, it's FATTENING! Can anyone stop me please? :P

Simple salad.

I don't actually know how to make delicious salad. I just got some potato, brocolli and egg and boiled them before I mixed everything with mayonaise. That's my salad. Again, with the carbohydrate of the potato and the fattening mayonaise, I think I will increase my weight to another 10kg soon. Any receipe for 'not so fat' lunch? Please share!

Since I show the photo of the pasta here, I would just post another photo of the pasta which I have cooked some time ago. A simple meal which everyone can give it a try.

'Rojak' receipe of my pasta sauce.

Ok, actually, not really rojak for the receipe of the pasta. It is actually taught by one ex-housemate. The pasta sauce is actually easy to made. Just fried some chopped garlic and onion before you put in some mince beef. Fried until it's almost cooked before you pour in a can of peeled and chopped tomato. Add some salt, red wine (cheap red wine would do) and the most important, basil leave (a kind of spice). That's it! As easy as ABC. ;)

Thursday, July 27, 2006

Shorter Hair

Before I came back to Perth, I, again, went for a haircut. Shorter than the first time I have my hair cut.

Notice any difference?

Should I keep my current hair style? Any advice?

Tuesday, July 25, 2006

New Hair Cut

While I was back in Miri, I cut my hair short. I wonder if it suits me...

Can see the difference?

I cut it shorter before I came back to Perth. I'll show my photo if I take one next time. This new hair cut seems alright to me. What do you think?

Monday, July 24, 2006

Yummy Food

Back in Perth few days ago. My sis was with the same flight as me and she stayed in Perth for a few days before she flew back to Adelaide today. Before I get on with what I have done for the past few days, I'll like to just show off all the food which I have eaten in Miri. :P

I'll be very hungry when I write this post.

Roasted chicken rice at Hopoh.

This is one of the best roasted chicken rice which I have eaten. First lunch when I was back in Miri.

New generation Karipap?

I have no idea what's the name of this Kuih. It was given by Danny's mum. Very yummy though.

Something like Apam Balek.

Inside, there's peanut and sugar and maybe some butter. Nice to try.


This is another kind of kuih which you can easily get in the market. It is called panggang because it is put on top of the charcoal and barbecued.

Belacan in the inside with rice covers it.

It's actually one of the kuih which I like most.

Three Colour Milk Tea @ Teh-C Peng Special.

As expensive as RM2 a glass, this drink has gained its popularity among the Mirians including me. There are 3 colours in this tea. The most bottom part is black which is the gula melaka (sometimes green when gula melaka is replaced by wheetgrass syrup), the middle is white which is the colour of the milk while the top is brown colour which is the colour of the tea with a little bit of milk dillute in it. However, I still prefer the original Teh-C Peng sometimes. ;)

Sweet and sour pork.

There's no need for me to introduce this dish as I think most of us are quite familiar with this. I totally forgot to ask my mum for this dish when I was back in Miri. Missed it.

Asam Curry which was cooked by my mum and I.

The colour doesn't look nice I guess but hey, it tasted delicious ok?

Mi din, a kind of native plant.

Mi din is a kind of native plant which can be eaten. I don't think this is available at any other places besides Sarawak. It is best cooked with belacan or dried shrimps. My mum and I had Mi din and Asam Curry when my dad went Kuala Lumpur to pick up my sis from the airport.

Curry at Yakin Food Centre.

One of the best curry back in Miri. It is served with a bowl of rice. There are different kind of curry available at this stall. I prefer the one with soup. Yummy!

Wanton soup.

This is just a kind of meat dumpling. Available either in dry or soup.

Kolo Mee at Hai Ma!

Kolo mee or kampua or dry noodle is one of the very best food which is available in Miri (actually all over Sarawak). When you ask the Sarawakian oversea students about the food they miss back home, not mum's cooking, but kolo mee!

Kolo mee at Hopoh.

Although the price of a bowl of kolo mee has raised from RM1.50 to RM2.00 (still can find the RM1.50 kolo mee) in Miri, people still like it either as a breakfast, lunch or supper. If anyone happens to read this post and has never tried kolo mee, do so when you visit any town in Sarawak. Enjoy a bowl of kolo mee and I'm sure you will never forget the taste. :)

Beef noodle at Faradale Cafe (Beside Courts Mammoth).

The best beef noodle in Miri for me. The aroma of the soup and the taste of the tender beef, together with some bean sprouts and chopped salted vegetable, have never failed to attract me to order one of this.

A closer look.

It's worth your money to try. Last time, the stall is at Piasau but now it has moved to Faradale Cafe. Available only in the morning.

Hot, hot laksa!

I like this stall's laksa. The spicyness of the soup is just nice. The stall is just located at Krokop 9 1/2.

Economy rice.

I ordered one more dish for this ecomony rice caused I was too hungry at that time. Normally three dishes. How much is this with so much dishes? RM3.50 or RM4.00 only per plate! It's even cheaper than the Aud$3.50 chicken rice back in Perth (cheapest food in Perth).

Dim Sum.

Nothing to blog about Miri's dim sum as it is still not as good as those at Perth.

What's this pyramid?

Nasi lemak from Nagaliar (near Imperial Mall shopping complex).

Nasi lemak is rice cooked in coconut milk. This rice usually served with sambal, peanuts, salted fish, few piece of chicken and also cucumber.

Secret in this sambal.;)

Although my friend told me that there's one shop which sells more better nasi lemak (I haven't have the chance to taste it), I still think nasi lemak from Nagaliar is still the best (wait till I taste the nasi lemak from the other stall). My friend, Oliver, can eat this nasi lemak as lunch for almost two weeks non stop! Oliver, try submit your record to Malaysia Book of Record. You might get a chance to have your record in the book. :P

Rojak opposite Miri Library.

Rojak is a combination a lot of things such as the cucumber, dried bean curd, cuttlefish, and pineapple. It is mixed with some sort of gravy and topped with some crushed peanuts.

Another kind of rojak, the kuih type.

Rojak is normally eaten as afternoon tea. Price ranged from RM3 to RM10. Not to be missed when you eat rojak is the drink served in the rojak stall.

Red bean with sweet corn kernels.

Since Miri is so hot, normally I'll go for a cold drink like this. ;)

Fried Kueh Tiaw (Wet) with tomato sauce.

My sis likes the fried noodles (wet) at this stall, WZT Cafe, which is situated near Imperial Mall Shopping Complex.

Fried with prawns, vege, meat and meat spring roll.

I ordered fried kueh tiaw that time instead as I prefer kueh tiaw than noodles. It's nice but the portion is a bit too small. It's a great breakfast.

Kampung Fried Noodle @ Mee Goreng.

If I was to order noodles, I would prefer the dry one instead of the wet one. This one is a kampung fried noodle which is not the best fried noodle which I have eaten. I don't know there are so many different names given to fried noodle. Normally we would just order mee goreng basah/kering.

Planta Chicken at Uncle Lai's Cafe.

I have never seen this kind of dish elsewhere except at Uncle Lai's Cafe (which is just beside the oldest KFC Building near the open market). So I assume that this cafe creates their very own dish.

Fried pieces of chicken with their secret receipe sauce.

Underneath is rice and on the top are a piece of lettuce, few slices of cucumber and fried pieces of chicken with sauce. Their secret receipe is the sauce. I think it is a combination of milk and margerine (Planta brand?). I'm not quite sure about this but that's really creamy stuff. Ladies, don't eat this if you want to keep fit. :P It is quite well presented in a dim sum tray. However, there is a down point for this dish. The chicken is fried earlier and therefore, it's kinda cold when it is served.

Golden Pillow at Roman Bakery.

The last time I went back, there aren't a lot of choice for bakery. Not only that, normally the bakeries don't manage to come out with new ideas in their receipe. Most of them will use hotdog (chicken frank) for the bread they bake. However, this time when I went back to Miri, I found this Roman Bakery, which is beside Pei Min Middle School, has successfully came out with new recipe. Golden Pillow is a bread with custard and pineapple inside and is covered with a thin layer of egg (?). Something like that. :P

Bread with bacon (forgot the name given).

I'm quite impressed with the numbers of new recipe they have came out with. Eventhough the bread is of a simple recipe, but their presentation of the bread is simply marvellous. Besides that, the texture of the bread is just nice which earns two thumbs up from me.

The last but not least, I had this back in Miri...

Chicken chop at one of the kopitiam (coffee shop).

Wahlao, it's so much different from the steak which I had in Perth.

Steak back in Perth.

But what can I expect, right? I have to pay Aud$28 (RM77) for steak back in Perth while I only need to pay RM8 for the chicken chop back in Miri.

Anyway, I still enjoy the food back in Miri. I'll miss all the food back in Miri. I'll see them again in four months time. Same to my family and my friends in Miri. I'll see you all in four months time. Wait for me!!!:)

P/s: Most of the photos were taken using my handphone. So, some are kinda blur. Apologise for that.

Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Final Countdown!

It's the final countdown! Countdown for the days when I have to get back to a place where nightmare begins. Actually Perth is not really a scary place, just that, exams, assignments and projects have made it a terrible one.

Three more days and I will fly back to Perth. It's always sad to leave a place where you can get all the good food, don't need to do much work (mum does almost everything) and the most important one, don't need to sit for any exams! It has been an enjoyable one month rest for me in Miri. These three days, I'll just spend it with my family. I just don't feel like doing any other thing for these few days.

Anyway, life goes on. I'll update all the photos which I have taken in Miri later on.

Friday, July 14, 2006

It's Almost Time

It's almost time to leave Miri again. 1 more week and that's it. Have to return to Perth again and struggle for another 4 months before I get my long summer break. *SIGH* Time flies fast I must admit. I can still remember when I stayed at Zhungyi's house for a night before we went to the airport together for Miri. It's like it happened yesterday.

A blink of eyes and it's already 3 weeks I'm back in Miri. The things which I have planned to do, some I still leave it aside. I'm just to lazy to do anything besides eat, sleep, play. Meeting friends? I haven't meet most of them (Sorry guys). I have been busy with my own things besides helping my dad in his company. And I haven't even upload any photos into this blog since I came back to Miri. My laptop has been in the hospital for 1 week already. I hope it can be ready before I leave Miri.

There are still so many things to do yet so little time left. What should I do? 1 more week left and I hope I can make full use of it.

Thursday, July 13, 2006

Three More Semesters!

11th of July, I got my exams result. I was so nervous before I got my result. I thought I might failed one of the four units which I have sat. After I clicked the 'Unit Results', sweat started to roll down my head.

"I must pass all the units," I told myself.

It took the page five minutes to load since I was using a 56k connection to view the result.

And *TA DAaaaa*

1 Distinction
3 Credits

Although there is one more subject which I think I can get a better result, I'm still satisfied with my overall result considering I have no fail in any units.

All has been over. New semester yet to come. Three more semester (with the hope of no 'accident'), I will complete my degree.

All the best to me in the coming semester...

Monday, July 03, 2006


Sorry guys. I know I should update more during my break. But but... I don't have broadband at home and so, I couldn't really put up all the photos. Somemore, I'm busy with my laptop (trying to backup everything) and also with my industrial training at the end of the year. I hope I can update my blog as soon as I get everything done and hope I can get all the photos and update it at my dad's office. Sigh...Life without broadband is hard...

Stay tuned guys...
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