Saturday, August 30, 2008

2008 - Family trip of the year - Penang 2 (Part 1)

Alright, father got a phone call to Penang to attend a personal meet-ups together along with mom. And so, PENANG 2 (REVISITED!!!) is up for plans...

We've booked a 5 bedded room at the YMCA Penang, Jalan Macalister, Penang. It came to our surprised that the room was really comfy with all the basic needs. Come on, our ultimate goal is to WHACK the whole Penang... YEAH!!!

We pushed off by 7am Saturday from Kuala Lumpur (KL) to Ipoh at about 2.5 hours drive and we were looking for the famous "Beef Noodle" restaurant, sadly to say, we were late... and it's only 9.30am and they say finished . COME ON!!! (actually the Q long la... lazy to wait)

So, brother has another suggestion which was pre-recommended by his friend, and we head off to...

1) Kedai Kopi Kong Heng

and we had...

a) Popiah & Lobak - The PoPiah was awesome however the Lobak to me was only so-so

b) Kai See Hor Fun - So, the Ipoh Kuey Teow with shredded chicken delicacy... This is really not bad and it's really worth the try. Although it may seems oily in the beginning, but when you do your very first slurrpppp... WAHHHHH.... heaven.

c) Ipoh White Coffee - We KL-ians are very used to instant stuff and by saying that we too have also drank from the ready packed commercialised white coffee ... So now, we're in Ipoh, and oh boy you've got to try this, because by the end of your drink, you'll realised that there are no coffee bids at the bottom. Amazingly smooth!!!
to be continued...

2008 - Family trip of the year - Penang 2 (Part 2)

After our breakfast, we looked really satisfied and head on to Penang!!!

As we were arriving Penang, we were looking for our accomodation before we head off to more food. For more info on the YMCA accomodation, kindly browse through

Off to our tea-break at Penang Road
1) Penang Road Cendol
Dinner at Pulau Tikus
2) Assam Laksa
3) Kueh Kak (Fried Carrot Cake)

4) Ooh Jien (Fried Oyster)

5) Char Kuay Teow (Fry Kuay Teow)
6) Hokkien Mee (Prawn Noodles)
7) Chu Cheong Fun

8) Satay
We headed back and sleep like a that THE END??? No..... Part 3 coming on....

2008 - Family trip of the year - Penang 2 (Part 3)

The next morning we had the best Hokkien Mee ever at this place call
Kedai Kopo Swee Kong - Jalan Moulmein (ai yah.. Pulau Tikus Police Station can liao)
1) Hokkien Mee (Prawn Mee - Thick Gravy ohh)

3) Siew Yok (Roast Pork)
2) Kuih Apong (What amazed me was the Indian guy who speaks fluent Hokkien)

Monday, August 25, 2008

Album that I'm listening to right now...

Ricardo Sanchez - Moving Foward (2007)

Well, after Hillsong 2008, this album really rocks!!!... Highly highly recommended. At least the first 4 songs makes you wanna dance... I'm serious!!!

Here are the tracks:

1. Great God
2. Say So
3. Awesome God
4. Moving Forward
5. Is To Come
6. I Call Your Name
7. I Sing Praises To Your Name
8. My Nation Healed
9. Celebrate
10. We Wait Upon You
11. Prayer with Jentezen Franklin

Sunday, August 24, 2008

When I Say I am a Christian

A cousin of mine, Jonathan forward this poem to me... it's really humbling & meaningful.

When I Say I am a Christian Poem - by Carol S. Wimmer

When I say..."I am a Christian"
I'm not shouting "I am saved"I'm whispering "I was lost"
That is why I chose this way.

When I say..."I am a Christian"
I don't speak of this with pride.
I'm confessing that I stumble
And need someone to be my guide.

When I say..."I am a Christian"
I'm not trying to be strong.
I'm professing that I'm weak
And pray for strength to carry on.

When I say..."I am a Christian"
I'm not bragging of success.
I'm admitting I have failed
And cannot ever pay the debt.

When I say..."I am a Christian"
I'm not claiming to be perfect,
My flaws are all too visible,
But God believes I'm worth it.

When I say..."I am a Christian"
I still feel the sting of pain
I have my share of heartaches
Which is why I speak His name.

When I say..."I am a Christian"
I do not wish to judge.
I have no authority.
I only know I'm loved.

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Updating resumé

One morning, I was discussing with my friend whether I should be updating my resumé manually or unto those internet jobs sites. I do have a goal by learning as much as I can in this department. Once I'm done with my knowledge and skills, I thought of leaving and gain some other working environment, lifestyle and experience.

I have an Aunt from my cell that introduces me to LinkedIn. I hope to gather more on the job information & descriptions that I’m currently on-the-job and learning something new to further enhanced my resumé.

Rent - 1996 Original Broadway Cast

The truth, I was actually listening to this album with no knowledge of what the album is gonna convey. I wasn't as updated as I am (as usual), however, when I knew about the existence of this album is only when Hollywood has agreed to film it on screen. By then it was back 2003 only.

Yaya... 1996 - 2003 it's equivalent to 7 years. Actually, I've not been missing anything at all. The songs whom Jonathan Larson wrote and composed begs out a message to those who has come to the edge of their lives and thinking of ending it. This is the album for you to regain your esteem, dignity and confidence level with LOVE around you. This album is teaching us how to love one another like how Jesus loves us. No matter what our backgrounds are, Jesus will never stop loving us. So, we are taught to love each other with no judgements towards each other.

This musical has it's uniqueness unlike the rest e.g. Sondheim, Webber or Schwartz that we have been listening and enjoying... It's lyrics spells out a struggling soul that yearns for love, care and attention which needed to be attended to.

For those who has not listen to it... give it a try. No harm at all, very conversational message for you to absorb. Listen to RENT with a compassion mindset, trust me, you'll be drawn into it in no time.

Monday, August 18, 2008

Book Review: Empress Orchid

Genre: History
Author: Anchee Min

It started off during her teenage years when they are carrying her father's coffin to where he is suppose to be buried, Beijing. Came from a hardcore life and always fantasized on how luxurious the life is in the "Forbidden City". She struggles her way into the Palace through seasons of "Beauty Pageant" contest by getting favour from NOT only the Emperor Xien Feng but also the Grand Empress.

Lifestyles has been changed (was it for the better?), friends are made (can they be trusted?), enemies that can't be felt in within our usual 5 senses. Became the Emperor's favourite and bear him a son which elevates her status as a Concubine.

What became of her during the war and after the war? Did she changed to revive China for the better or did those Fortune Tellers did really predict that the whole China Dynasty will be destroyed by a woman's hand? Who is she really?

She's none other than the Great Empress Dowager Cixi (Tzu Hsi in some version).

Nothing related: Alright, I have to admit that I do not know all about her stories until the day I went for the China Beijing tour back in Dec '05. Her life is like the greatest story ever told during the Qing Dynasty. If this gonna be a movie in Hollywood (with the right actors and crews behind), do you think this is gonna be bigger than "Titanic"? Fingers Cross guys.... Haha

Reading the sequel which is called: "The Last Empress"...reading

Alone in the office again...

My buddy is off to her hometown for 2 days and I have to cover 2 persons job at the same time same day today. Well, I am blessed enough that the volume today is low, which I am able to manage.

Well, in many circumstances, I would say it was a blessing to join a department which I'm able to learn lots... instead of getting stuck in a rat race which I never like.

Someone once told me that it was "rezeki" to move out from a horrid place to the another for the better, however, after 2 months, that same person wants to get out in no time. In the end, it doesn't seem like "rezeki" to me after all. Appreciative? Nope, not at all. Well, it is still that person's free will.

(By the way, Rezeki = Luck, Fortune Bringing) <-- which I don't believe in such thing. I suppose I would like to quote this verse today:- Then Jesus told him, "Because you have seen me, you have believed; blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed." John 20:29

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Album that I'm listening to right now...

Hillsong - This is our God (2008)

Hillsong album for the year 2008. I've been listening to it for numerous times now in within these 3 weeks and it does really grow in me... Beautiful album... give it a try and let me know...

Here are the tracks:-
  1. "Your Name High"
  2. "Run"
  3. "Desert Song"
  4. "This Is Our God"
  5. "He Is Lord"
  6. "High and Lifted Up"
  7. "Stronger"
  8. "Healer"
  9. "You Are Here (The Same Power)"
  10. "You Deserve"
  11. "Across the Earth"
  12. "Where We Belong"
  13. "Sing to the Lord"
  14. "You'll Come"
  15. "Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus"
  16. "With Everything"