24 December 2007
Being tour guide made me realise 'hey!' Miri isn't the unhappening small town I always felt it had been. There were actually a few places and food that I haven't even tried or didn't even know about in this little town. Oh wait, I mean city. I think Sandakan might be worse *cough!*
Now behold for I have complied a small list of inticing food around Miri:
1. Sarawak Black Olives
These are olives somehow only found in Miri market, and even Kuching dosen't have it. Its eaten by mixing the olives with black soy and sugar. Has a little funny taste at first for first-timers, even I hated it intially, but it takes getting used to and after a while its pretty OK. Its my mom's favourite dish.
But these olives don't come cheap either, as the price varies from season. It can go as low as RM5 during peak seasons when this fruit is easily found, or when it is off-season it can go as high as RM 14 per kg when the fruit becomes rare.
2. Butter milk Crabs
Miri people love their crabs. I personally love buttermilk crabs the best! (or my mom's tomato sauce crab speciality). Order the 'wet' buttermilk instead of the 'dry' for crabs. Crabs fried with the wet buttermilk style has got sauce at the bottom of the dish to dip your crab meat which you have meticulously opened from its shell making it a great reward for your efforts... *slluuuurrrp*
3. Ikan pari-pari Bakar Belacan
"Ooooh Ikan!". This belacan stingray will make you scream out for more in ecstacy. It can be easily found in Miri's Saberkas weekend market every Friday and Saturday without fail as there will be 10 stalls all cooking this very same dish. But everytime you go there you must kau kau wash your hair afterwards coz its bound to smell like you dipped your head in belacan.
4. Kueh Chap
So what's Kueh Chap? Many of you may ask. Basically its like the white kueh tiaw, just bigger and longer eaten together with pork innards. I usually just order just the lean meat as I hate the insides. Its mixed with egg and tofu and some secret sauce. The best kueh chap store in Miri definitely has to go to Hor Poh at Krokop 3 in Miri. Many mirians will be nodding their heads as I state this.
And lastly but not least our favourite Sarawak noodles!
5. Ko Lo Mee (as the hokkiens call it)
Red ko lo mee first originated from Kuching. Again, sarawak will never be sarawak without its delicious noodles. This is the best red mee I've had so far made as this little store in Krokop 5. At only Rm 2 a bowl, it is super worth it!
I hope this makes up for the lack of recent posts lately. Christmas is tomorrow, so beforehand, I would like to wish everyone a very "MERRY CHRISTMAS!!" enjoy your holidays guys!
*cereal has gone over to raid Santa's Christmas's sack*
13 December 2007
It was just Su Wen and I who went down Midvalley. There is never a dull moment with a girlfriend like her. She is the best food-buddy to have around.
And bringing you the best part of the whole trip and the reason we headed down to Midvalley:
The burgers were huuuuge! They are like twice the size of a normal McDonald's burger. Its no surprise though because Carl's Jr. prices are ALSO twice the price of McDonald's burgers. You get what you pay for....
And no wonder its RM18.50 per burger. Even the freakin' tomato sauce is Heinz. We're so used to cheapy Maggi or Life tomato. Hahahaha!
11 December 2007
First one now will be by Chrizz!! (sorry dude, I am like a whole entire month overdue)
PASS THE QUIZ TO 10 PEOPLE THAT YOU WISH TO KNOW HOW THEY FEEL ABOUT YOU
5. Su Wen
1. WHO IS NO. 7 HAVING RELATIONSHIP WITH?
She is still currently single. Unless she is LYING to me. Are you?? HUh?? huh???!!
2. WHO IS NO. 9 HAVING RELATIONSHIP WITH?
Melvin, who is notoriously known for weighting 100kg.
3. IF NO.9 AND NO.1 ARE TOGETHER, WILL IT BE A GOOD THING?
Hm, its such a coincidental question since No.9's bf has the same name as no.1. But NO, having them together is not a good thing. The 100 kilos Melvin will hammerslam no.1 WWE style.
4. WHAT ABOUT NO. 1 AND NO. 5?
No.1 would go crazy hearing no.5 going on and on about Juicy Couture.
5. WHAT IS NO. 3 STUDYING?
6. WHEN IS THE LAST TIME YOU CHATTED WITH NO. 6?
Just this morning over the phone
7. DOES NO. 4 WORK?
Nope. Still studying.
8. DOES NO. 8 HAS ANY COUSIN IN HIS/HER OWN SCHOOL?
9. WILL YOU WOO NO. 8?
If I decided to turn lesbian, she'll be one of the first I would like to woo.
10. HOW ABOUT NO. 5?
We are already in a relationship of pimp and ho.
11. DOES NO. 2 HAVE ANY SIBLINGS?
Yes. 2 younger brothers. All big and tall. Very big and tall.
12.HOW DID YOU GET TO KNOW ABOUT NO.3 AND NO.4?
I knew no.3 since high school
no.4 I met when I started my a-levels, but never really got to know her better until i entered the law course ^^
13: WHERE DOES NO.1 LIVE AT?
Damansara - i think
14. HOW DID YOU GET TO KNOW NO.2?
We were housemates together
15. IS NO.5 THE SEXIEST PERSON IN THE WORLD?
Hmm.......................................... Can I pick someone else?
Now its time to do my dear friend Lynda's tag.
8 Random Facts
Rules & regulations.
1) Each person tagged must post these rules.
2) They must post 8 random facts about themselves.
3) When I say random, I mean R-A-N-D-O-M.
4) You'll have to elaborate about the facts.
5) The blogger shall then tag 8 of their pitiful friends.
1. I don't use deodorant
I sweat very little. But I think I am going to convert to using one soon cause sweating a little dosen't mean I won't sweat
2. When I club, I dance like a telletubby
Or even cuter still if I must admit. Hohohohoo! I just can't seem to do the whole 'i'm-so-sexy!' vibe
3. I have a piggy bank, that is literally a pig
a pink pig. and i love it to bits. But it has been half a year, but the pig is only still half full. It means I spend too much.
4. I think my face is too long
Like, seriously. I look like a horse in my photos
5. Sometimes, I get a little upset about my height
Even though its meant to be a blessing, it makes me look like i'm an intimidating amazon woman if I wear heels.
6. I hate unhygenic & unenviormentally friendly people
Who constantly leave their rubbish lying everywhere. Pls clean up. Dont simply throw your bloody tissue paper in the drain just cos "everyone else is doing it." Next time I'll throw my used toilet paper in your garden.
7. I can't wait to go UK
A new country, how exciting!
8. I am very sick of the colour white
i have white clothes, white shoes, white bags, white pants. I swear to myself I shall never buy another white item the whole of next year.
10 December 2007
This Egyptian McDonald's ad is damn funny!
This one is an ad from an insurance company to promote on 'how they can help you'
Like, geddit?? The needles in his body and the trampoline below?? lol!! Has to pick the lesser of the two evils.
This one is like some spoof from those really dramatic emotional scenes in Hollywood movies
9 December 2007
I hate how these people pick on others without revealing themselves. It just goes to show what lowly cowardly bastards they are.
Pigs like these should go bury themselves in shit and just die there.
8 December 2007
My coursemates Jamie, Mel & Tracy being December babies, we decided to throw a birthday bash for them to make-up for their birthdays last year as well ( we... *ahem* kinda just brought them to Swensons at which they 'paid for their own meal' and we never got them any presents *ssshyy* I'm so sorry guys!)
So the gang and I meticulously planned their birthday 2 weeks ahead! This time gonna make sure that they will enjoy their b-day kau kau!
It was a whole day thing. In the morning, the girls all went to pluck their eyebrows. It really is rather funny how shaping your brows can make such a huge difference to your face! It makes my eyes look bigger and your face look less tired. I tried to convert Mel to "be a man!" (watch Russel Peters on Youtube) and have his brows shaped. But unfortunately, haiya! A biiiiiiiiitt more persuasion and we might have succeeded!
Seriously lar, men should be more metrosexual and stop thinking eyebrow plucking is only for girls. Men need to be groomed too!
It is really disturbing to see a video like that when you're singing to songs from Fergie. Damn irritating!!!
Singing k though with the guys on their birthday was seriously fun!!!
When anyone sees Sam & I singing, its bound to be an English song
J.Co doughnuts are seriously soooooo fresh!! You can actually see the staff there running around carrying trays of doughnuts in front of you.
And taking the first bite into it....
Oh so delicious!!! The glazed doughnuts (where they smear sugared water on top) taste the best!! When you dig your teeth into it, you can actually feel the crisp texture of sugar crack and it is absolutely heavenly to the tongue.. *droooools* I want my J.Co again!!
Mel & Jamie went to pretty up at my house that afternoon. The shorts that I had initially bought the day before with the intent to save it up for chinese new year was short lived. I ended up wearing them yesterday. hohohohoo!
And so we arrived at Kenny Rogers at little over 8pm. Little did they know I had planned an additional surprise for the birthday people...
And there was JoJo!! My surprise for you all! We haven't seen each other in ages! Jojo darling had come 30 whole mins earlier just to pick up their birthday cake and to book a table for them at Kenny Rogers.
Really respect them. Mak had to circle for a full hour in The Curve car park before he could find any parking. I never knew that The Curve could have so many people! Poor them were so hungry when they finally reached Kenny Rogers..... At least it makes the chicken ever so much more satisfying ^^
We started singing in chorus 'Happy birthday to you......"
And after that, it was time to go clubbing! Sammie had booked a table at a club and we had open bottle. Sanctuary's DJ is FREAKIN GOOD. He really knew how to manage the club and got everyone in the mood to dance. I love to sing-a-long as I dance my telletuby move.
And oh no, the photos don't end there after clubbing. Even as we went down to the carpark, it never did manage to stop us from cam-whoring....
The carpark was relatively free of cars, so we decided to pose on the streets..
Just then JoJo showed up behind us in her car. We rushed over to pose in front!
What's the most shocking is that the driver, JoJo, got out of the driver's seat and still had the cheek to strike a pose. LOL!!
But do you know what is the silliest part of the whole birthday celebration???? I completely forgot to bring out their presents. IDIOT!!!!! *pulls hair!!* I had left it in my room. So later that night we went over to my place to open the pressies. It was just unfortunate that Jamie's bf wanted her to go back earlier so she couldn't make it to my place T_T
Tracy is in love with her Yves Rocher rasberry lotion and body soap!
I would have posted Mel's pressies up here... but its just that its something you have to wear..... near your down there. Hohoho! So unless I get his permission, I feel too pai seh to post up those pics.
We slumbered party over at Sam's place that night, only sleeping very very late at 5am! Had leftover chocolate indulgence for breakfast as we talked about class gossip.
Once again, have birthday to you three beautiful and very important people in my life~~ ^^