Monday, November 29, 2010

Feast With your Eyes ^_^

I have been dying to post pictures of food that I took with my Nikon here they are!

pineapple upside down cake I made last Sunday(My first attempt!)

cut, done in 2 minutes!
barbecue chicken I made on the same day

from the oven....

Yesterday me and my dearest yaya sister, Kak Sabrina went to Kluang (which was like 20 minutes away from our house) to have breakfast, just to have breakfast...and boy, it was worth the journey cos' we went to the infamous Kluang Rail Coffee, right at the Kluang Rail Station itself! we arrived exactly at 8.20 am and was just sooooo fortunate to get a table (which we shared later with 2 strangers).

if your breakfast mantra is eat, stop, read newspaper, chat, eat some more, slurp your coffee slowly, this is sooooo NOT the place for you....not when there's 10 people gawking 5 meters away from you like hawks, yelling in their hearts saying "when the hell these people are gonna finish??", you are expected to eat as fast as you can and leave..but no worries about the service cos they have the best crew!!

Kluang Railway Station
Inside the shop (I think that signboard is new)
Aww shucks, they're closed on Thursday?!
one of the permanent advertorial in the shop

some folks enjoying coffee
some breakfast dishes ready for your tummies
this is my appetizer : 2 half boiled eggs just the way I like it
entree : 2 sets of kaya toast (crunchy albeit a bit warm)
I think these are old coffee pots they used to use decades ago

phew! I think there r more pics my hands are tired from typing so maybe more updates later (if I can find the time!)

Monday, November 8, 2010

what the duck????

as Janice from Friends would say..."".....It's been yoinks since I've visited my own lair....what in the world happened??? As for this visit, I really had to thank Tn Hj Azmi for rekindling my love for blogging, as I am attending a course right now, as I typed, on blogging for teaching & learning....I missed yapping nonsense on my blog that I know only a tiny morsel of the earth's population is reading right now...but I don't care!! I personally think that writing (wait, mostly yapping) on my blog sometimes to be theraupuetic (heck is it even the right spellin? nevermind) and very me of course!! I think I should blog more often!!!!

opps..better get back to the course!!! see ya!


Saturday, May 29, 2010

wHAT the heck happened?!

oh my....been a, work, work, and no play, made me too grumpy to give an update to my oh so monotonous life....but i was compelled to try and change that by giving an update on the most industruous thing i've done in recent time....going to my induction course (yes..that's right.)

but to me,its definately a cool experience...being sent away for 11 days and 10 nights at a place so freaking far away from people, and there's no way you can escape..and provisions only comes in every 3 days by request..11 days without internet is torturous....but i endured everything with God's was fun being 'a frog trapped under a clear glass' (as mentioned by one the keynote speakers).

my induction course took place at Pusat Latihan Felcra Tebing Tinggi,Segamat, Johor, a very secluded, serene place, specially designed to facilitate people like us, course participants...the rooms were ok, at least there's a 14inch tv to keep us company..the bathroom was spacious and waaaay cleaner than most 4star hotels, and the food...delectable to the last bite (i'm gaining 2kilos when i weighed in 3 hours ago!)...the not so fun part? having to endure a routine activity from 6.50am to 11.30pm..even worse when nearing the end, none of us can have a good night's rest, having slept at 3am almost every night...everyday starts off with a morning exercise/aerobics/poco2/freestyle exercise, followed by breakfast,going back to room to shower, go down to the hall for lectures,then to lunch and solat zuhur, go back down for more lectures,go for dinner, go back to room for solat, go back down for more lectures, go for supper, then up to the room and zzzzzzzzz...(doesn't sound exhausting?wait till' u try this yourselves).and you can't leave until you went through 3 hours of exam time...i am soooo glad it's over, and i can't imagine having to go through that ALL.OVER.AGAIN. (please let me pass!!)

and on another note, something i noticed throughout my trip was that, there are a lot of flies here...and i mean a LOT...and these cretins are of special breed : those that won't budge when you shoo'ed them..and no matter how many times u do that, it will come back and are some shots (bear in mind, i didn't zoom my camera,my camera was literally in front, like 2 inches away) :

lol..ok enuuf with the flies...probably more on that later..or maybe not.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

My lovely trip to kg Org Asli Sayong Pinang

oh my, its been a while since i've updated this blog...ooh b4 its getting late, i would like to wish happy new year to y'all!! may this be a year filled with fortune, goodwill and prosperity...

I spent my weekend recently in Kg Org Asli Sayong Pinang, Kota Tinggi,as I was chosen to conduct a ethnography research, and my focus is on their language, bahasa was interesting, very interesting.

i would say it is an awakening experience for me...even though the village itself is already considered modern in terms of facilities (there's water, electricity and a school right inside the village)..the mindset of the majority of its residents is well,is still very much closed. however, i had a goooood time taking pictures of the village and its people!!here are some of my faves:

the clinic where we spend our nights..

En. Harun bin Mansor, the headmaster of Sek.Keb Kg.Sayong Pinang,who has been in the school for 10 years, and speaks Jakun fluently.

En. Kasim bin Ibrahim, one of the teachers of SK Kg Sayong Pinang.Although he was from a neighbouring village, he attented the same school he is teaching now, and is considered one of the few success stories of his people,and among the few Muslims in his village. We mainly got our information about bahasa Jakun from him.

En. Jasni Amat, our guide during our 3-day stay there. Doesn't really looked like an Orang Asli huh?that's because both his parents are of chinese-org asli mix.

the 'Tongkat Kuasa', which is given by the Sultan of Johor to the Tok Batin (the short one). the other 'tongkat' is given by Tun Mahathir. Whoever is elected to be the tok batin will receive these.

the royal seal

a grave that we visited. it is the grave of Jasni's older brother, Mail who passed away 6 months ago. if you noticed, the wood is shaped to look like a boat.

all of his belongings like cellphones,clothes,shoes are buried with him. but there are some items that his family put around his gravesite in order to 'help' him in his afterlife, which is pretty much similar to Chinese beliefs.and yes, that is a cellphone.

his family will also put items to make his 'life' easier, such as toy truck, crane and car. the canned drinks you see are his favourite drinks when he was alive.

and the peanuts too were the deceased favourite snack.

they have two sets of tombstone, this one is for the legs,

and this one is for the head.

more pics coming soon...I gotta get back to my writings!