Friday, September 30, 2011

When the postman came this morning, he brought me a nice surprise. I knew it was coming but didn't know it was going to be today. The parcel marked as “fragile” and I was wondering what might be inside. So I excited unwrapped it immediately!

It's a special personalized Mariuca mug!

*awww* THANK YOU, THANK YOU Pinky Buddy; I heart this coffee mug!

I appreciate receiving a gift, but I'll cherished a mug that is personalized a little bit more than a mug bought off the shelf because it usually signifies that the gift giver has gone that little bit further to make the gift more special. As you can see, the mug features cute and eye-catching illustrations as a full wraparound on it!

Well, Mariuca sent this very special gift to me as a token of appreciation for being one very lucky reader who has been stalking and following her European Escapade posts since Day One. I certainly had a wonderful time reading about her amazing adventures in Europe last year and I would highly suggest you go over to her blog and start reading. Her posts are well written and she lets you take a glimpse into her world. That to me is what a blog is all about...

Okay, it's time for coffee! Smiley

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Thursday, September 29, 2011

Rifling through the emails in my inbox, I came across this piece of information and thought that I should share it here! However, I do not yet prove the accuracy of these tests, personally. Perhaps, ladies out there should try them whenever the time comes. I guess it's better to be safe than sorry. Unless, if you don't mind being watched while trying on clothes in a changing room.

In front of the changing room, take out your mobile phone and make sure it can make calls. If u cannot make a call, there is a hidden camera. This is due to the interference of fiber optic cable during the signal transfer.


When we visit toilets, bathrooms, hotel rooms, changing rooms, etc., how many of you know for sure that the seemingly ordinary mirror hanging on the wall is a real mirror or actually, a 2-way mirror i.e., they can see you, but you can't see them. There have been many cases of people installing 2-way mirrors in female changing rooms or bathroom or bedrooms.

It is very difficult to identify the surface by just looking at it. So, how do we determine with any amount of certainty what type of mirror we are looking at?


Place the tip of your fingernail against the reflective surface and if there is a GAP between your fingernail and the image of the nail, then it is a GENUINE mirror.

However, if your fingernail DIRECTLY TOUCHES the image of your nail, then BEWARE, IT IS A 2-WAY MIRROR! (There may be someone seeing you from the other side). So remember, every time you see a mirror, do the "fingernail test." It doesn't cost you anything. It is simple to do.

The reason there is a gap on a real mirror is that the silver is on the back of the mirror UNDER the glass whereas with a two-way mirror, the silver is on the surface. Keep it in mind!

Ladies, share this with your friends.

Guys, share this with your sisters, wives, daughters, girlfriends, colleagues, etc.

So, be aware, ladies! You could be on camera and that little bug in sensitive areas such as washrooms and changing rooms could make you an actress very soon.

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Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Uhmm, I had no idea why I was so excited (it's not like I've never been here before) and had a sudden boast of energy to climb the stairs!

“It does not matter how slowly you go so long as you do not stop.” - Confucius

“Keep on going, and the chances are that you will stumble on something, perhaps when you are least expecting it. I never heard of anyone ever stumbling on something sitting down.” - Charles F. Kettering

By the time I had climbed 50 steps, my legs were so tired and I had to stop a few times along the way, panting like a dog and gasping for air and there Ralph was saying, “Come on, you can do it!”

“It always seems impossible until it’s done.” - Nelson Mandela

“Perseverance, secret of all triumphs.” - Victor Hugo

The night view of KL city, pictures taken from Look Out Point (more pictures coming soon).

“Follow your dream...take one step at a time and don't settle for less, just continue to climb. Follow your dream...if you stumble, don't stop and lose sight of your goal, press on to the top...For only on top can we see the whole view, can we see what we've done and what we can do, can we then have the vision to seek something new...Press on, and follow your dream.” - Amanda Bradley

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Monday, September 26, 2011

I started watching the first season of Nikita last week and I've been totally hooked since episode one. You can't go wrong with hot casts, top-secret US government organization, plenty of suspense and tons of action!

The gorgeous Maggie Q

Maggie Q as Nikita, a spy and assassin who has gone rogue

Shane West as Michael

"Breaking My Own Heart" played during a flashback scene in episode 14. The song is appropriately tragic and remorseful, and I imagine that if Nikita and Michael ever made each other mix-tapes, this tune might be on it.

*watching episode 15 now* I can't wait to see what happens next!

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Saturday, September 24, 2011

Before heading back home to KL, we stopped by this place for the popular satay celup (a Malacca adaptation of satay steamboat)!

The place was empty when we got there, but it wasn't dinner time yet.

One of the must-try local fares in Malacca is satay celup. So I brought my mom here as she was uninitiated about what exactly satay celup was.

Well, it's like buffet steamboat except that the satay-style food is dipped in a pot of boiling sauce similar to the peanut satay sauce but having a different variety of ingredients including herbs and spices.

There was a wide variety of raw and semi-cooked seafood, meat (including raw meat) and vegetables skewered on wooden sticks in a refrigerator.

We proceeded to take the skewers of food and dipped into the satay sauce!

The thick, spicy, hot peanut satay sauce

There are many satay celup shops in Malacca but I've only tried the satay celup here, twice so far and have really enjoyed it both times. Somebody please bring satay celup to KL!

Without doubt, a visit to Malacca would be incomplete without tasting the chicken rice balls, durian cendol, icy white coffee and satay celup. Smiley

We spent 2 days 1 night in Malacca and yeah, I took so many pictures! If you missed it, check out more pictures from A'Famosa Resort in Alor Gajah...

* The place we stayed at in A'Famosa Resort.

* In a safari truck, it was sure one wild adventure!

* The interesting animal shows that certainly impressed me

* The crazy, dangerous stunts performed by those brave warriors!

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Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Malacca River at Noon

Malacca River by Night

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Tuesday, September 20, 2011

In Jonker Street, tourists crowd into San Shu Gong for local food products. Besides that, there is also a cafe in San Shu Gong building serving local snacks, drinks and desserts!







After we've bought some of the local delicacies to take home, we chilled out at the cafe and we were more than ready for some cold drinks.


Even though we were stuffed from lunch and cendol, we couldn't resist and had their must-try durian cendol!

#8 The sinful durian cendol (RM5.80)


#10 Icy White Coffee (RM5.80)

Their Icy White Coffee was marvelous and irresistible too! The coffee was chilled and served in a tall glass filled with blocks of ice cubes sitting beneath the glass. I instantly fell in love with it!

Ralph tried some (he's not a coffee fan) and thought it was so good.

#11 Lao Qian Ice-Cold White Coffee - Retailing at RM 9.60 per pack, each pack contains 8 packets.

However, I was told that Lao Qian Instant White Coffee has amazingly strong flavored white coffee, unlike the "Ice-Cold" version and it's good to be served hot or cold. Thus, I bought a pack of Lao Qian Instant White Coffee instead. Smiley

Like Lao Qian Ice-Cold White Coffee, Lao Qian Instant White Coffee is also available in San Shu Gong; retailing at RM 12.80 per pack, each pack contains 12 packets.

What a joy to a coffee lover like me to discover a jaw-dropping good coffee! I'll certainly be stopping by here if we visit Malacca again.

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