Friday, January 30, 2009
Friday, January 23, 2009
2. Are you harboring a fugitive?... - Hu Yu Hai Ding? (who you hiding?)
3. See me ASAP... - Kum Hia Nao (come here now)
4. Stupid Man... - Dum Gai (dumb guy)
5. Small Horse... - Tai Ni Po Ni (tiny pony)
6. Did you go to the beach?... - Wai Yu So Tan? (why you so tan)
7. I bumped into a coffee table... - Ai Bang Mai Ni (i bang my knee)
8. I think you need a face lift... - Chin Tu Fat (chin too fat)
9. It's very dark in here... - Wai So Dim? (why so dim)
10. I thought you were on a diet... - Wai Yu Mun Ching? (why you munching)
11. This is a tow away zone... - No Pah King (no parking)
12. Our meeting is scheduled for next week... - Wai Yu Kum Nao? (why you come now)
13. Staying out of sight... - Lei Ying Lo (laying low)
14. He's cleaning his automobile... - Wa Shing Ka (washing car)
15. Your body odor is offensive... - Yu Stin Ki Pu (you stinky poo)
Thursday, January 22, 2009
I was in Kuala Terengganu for the last 2 days, part marketing, part makan-ing and part holiday-ing. It was a fun trip altogether, with Zarni and Zahimin. And as always, the "Rainman" was travelling with his ol-faithful Canon 40D snapping away, until one felt irritated and wanted to give the Rainman a big smack on the head.
We stayed over in the Grand Continental Hotel for the night. Shafiee dropped over for dinner and we headed to Restoran Mayang Serai, a popular restaurant specializes in seafood. It is located by Hotel Felda which faces the river. Here are some shots.....
Sideview of the restaurant
Ayam kampung goreng....a must have in Kuala Terengganu
Mixed vege with Japanese toufu
I think this was a red snapper with Nyonya sauce.....yummy. There were several other dishes that I didnt manage to snap as we were busy helping ourselves......hungry werewolves we were. Do not expect discos or bars in Kuala Terengganu. They do not serve beers or liquors, even in the hotels. The town would be deserted by 9pm. Their local Mat Rempits will be in action by then. If you enjoy banging your eardrums with screeching noises, burned tire smell and air pollution, then be sure to head over to Taman Tamadun Islam.
After visiting some other customers the next day, our colleagues wanted to have Roti Paun, a specialty bun only to be found in Terengganu. Working in Kemaman for 5 years has its benefits. I was able to converse fluently with the locals. Most words ending with an "n" have to be pronounced with an "ng". For example, Roti Paun is pronounced as "Roti Paung", or timun (cucumber) is "Timung". Another new word that I have learned was "Kluk Klek" which simply means "No Use". PAS just recently gained another parlimentary seat in Kuala Terengganu. There were posters hanging just about every nook and corner. One particularly caught my attention....which I think was done by PAS's opposition. It states...."PAS Kluk Klek", and I don't have to translate that for you.
Now back to "Roti Paung".....this stall sells an assortment of local delicacies. My eyes were oogling at the number of kuih-muih sold here. The picture speaks for itself.
This is "Roti Paung" and it costs on RM2 for a loaf. It smells sweet and tastes sweet, much like the potato bread. It tastes even better with Kopi-O....And these are random shots taken around Kuala Terengganu.
Pasar Mayang sells a variety of cloth and clothes, from batik, satin to silk. If you do want to spend your hard earned money here, be sure to bring a local along for some bargaining power. Else, you will be dupped into buying something you can get cheaper by RM50. Every stalls sells the same thing, so there's not much to brag about.
....there's also an Exclusive Toilet in town. Im not sure whether you need to pay for a pee or not :)
Some random shots of relections by the river at night.
This was taken in Pantai Batu Burok. For our next trip, we shall be heading down to Kota Bahru the land of nasi dagang, nasi berlauk and my favourite of all, their specialty white coffee. Stay tuned......
Monday, January 19, 2009
Saturday, January 17, 2009
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Friday, January 16, 2009
Thursday, January 15, 2009
Wednesday, January 14, 2009
Monday, January 12, 2009
.............and before I forget, Jason (feh-mus blogger) was in town, I think it was on January 1st, if Im not mistaken. I received a call at about 11am from Jason (I was still hallucinating btw). He said that he and his buddies were on their way down to Kuantan and wanted to meet up. I panicked.....really. But coincidentally, it was raining cats and dogs. I was so "paiseh" for not being able to bring them around town. But we managed to grab lunch at Kuantan's feh-mus chicken rice at Capitol Hainan Chicken Rice Restaurant.
from left to right (seated) : Jason, his buddy (sorry bro, can't remember your name), another buddy (*gulp* me and my roting brain) and her boyfriend, Steve (remembered coz I got his business card-working in the same line with me!!).
They were in Kuantan for 3 days.....and it rained quite heavily for 3 days *sigh*. Sorry Jason and gang, I'll get myself prepared the next time you're in town....if you wanna come down again, that is. Do keep in touch.
Sunday, January 11, 2009
Zarni giving a thumbs up
Tuesday, January 6, 2009
I did some minor photoshop editing on the saturation and contrast btw. These flowers were all in my mum's garden. Having going through her shots, I could fairly say that my darling has got what it takes to be a photographer. She might even pose as a threat to me...hehehe. No offense, but I really have to buck up. So, it was decided that I gave my 1000D to her as an additional Christmas present.....er, no. Not Christmas. A New Year present should be precise. Since she has the interest on shooting plants and flower, I'm now thinking of investing a good macro lens for her.....should cost me at least RM2K *biting fingernails*
Monday, January 5, 2009
Ruth was back in Kuantan last 26th December.....so the gang (my family lar) brought her to Specky Guy Seafood Restaurant, Jalan Beserah for dinner. And as always, yours truly has the urge to make his readers drool....especially Cleffairy....hehehe. I can't remember the names of the dishes. I only paid for them and we had a jolly good time together.
Ruth and Aaron