Thursday, May 29, 2014

I like pancakes.

I love durian.

So durian pancakes?

Yes, yes, a million times yes!

Every time we go to IPC Shopping Centre, we would grab the durian pancakes (RM12 for 6 pieces) from Sumptuous Desserts kiosk before making our way home.

Sometimes, we finished it off before even heading home!

So the other day,

Me: I can't eat anymore I'm full.

Durian pillows: Eat me.

Me: Ok.

There is no stopping after the first bite! The bite-sized treats where a thin piece of crepe is wrapped over a chunk of creamy durian flesh and velvety cream are so deliciously addictive that you just want to keep eating them.

Ralph confirmed I was not crazy for eating 6 pieces or more at one go; he can't resist them either lol.

Some of my friends are not a fan of durians and couldn't fathom how this fruit could possibly make people want to sex each other. Haha, well, to each their own but if you say that the King of Fruits smell like cat shit or a dead animal I'm going to pretend you do not exist!

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Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Continuation of my dinosaur-old backdated Taiwan entries!

So, the rain slowed to a light drizzle as we arrived at the Martyrs' Shrine (located near The Grand Hotel) which was built to commemorate soldiers who sacrificed their lives fighting for the country.

#1 Motionless military soldiers guard the entrance gate.

#2 There were so many tourists from China congregating around and I actually had no idea what we were waiting to see.

Just when we finished doing our toilet rounds, we could hear the synchronized clicking of soldiers' boots.

#3 The clock ticked to the top of the hour and the guards made their way from the Martyrs' Shrine marched towards the gate, right towards me! Haha, I was lucky enough to have a good spot to see the guard mounting ceremony.



#6 Tourists crowded around the area to wait for the action.

#7 New guards came out from the guardroom readied to go on duty.

#8 "Old" guards

#9 We stood only a few feet away watching the process of new guards (guards who is going on duty until the top of the next hour) exchanging duty with the old guards (guards who have been on duty).


#11 A series of marching orders, rifle spinning, foot stomping, they did it all.

#12 "New" guards

Why do the handsome guards never smile on duty!?

#13 After that, our tour guide took us here, which I thought it was a museum.

"Wait... what?! Aren't we supposed to go to Taipei 101?"

#14 The sliding glass doors automatically opened. *surprised!* A man welcomed us and explained briefly about feng shui before escorted us to a so-called "VIP room" with all sorts of feng shui items inside. *felt like trapped animals*

Since some of us were not interested in feng shui-related stuff, we escaped and stayed outside the store until the entire group had exited the store.





Our tour guide who was smoking outside regaled us with the culture of betel nut as we noticed that people in Taiwan has habit to chew the world's fourth-most popular psychoactive substance after nicotine, alcohol and caffeine.

#19 He said, "Try this. Chew, spit and don't swallow."

#20 Nobody wanted to try, so I, the curious cat tried betel nut for the first time!

All eyes turned to me.

*breathed deep, chin up, popped it in my mouth and began to chew*

O-M-G, IT TASTES INCREDIBLY BITTER and it's certainly not something I would enjoy!


P/S: Just a reminder that all these pictures are from May 2012, gosh, wonder when I'll be done with these LOL!!!

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Thursday, May 01, 2014

Added yet another coffee joint to my visited cafes – 'Rekindle Cafe' in SS2 (same row as Savemart).

It was around 11pm. Not knowing where to get our nighttime pick-me-up, we drove past Rekindle and noticed the outdoor seating area was full of people, so we decided to check it out.

The first thing that caught my eye as I entered the cafe was the rustic interior of this corner which decked out with beanbags for you to slouch on – how cozy is that?

Old-school sewing machines base transformed into tables!

As Ralph and my siblings waited in the queue, I was admiring the cakes and macarons.

The counter is strewn with all sorts of baked goods too.

Unfortunately, we had a huge dinner (I ate 2 plates of fried rice O.O) that night at Wong Poh Restaurant, so nothing besides coffee was going to go down well.

What a good-looking Mocha, I love the pretty latte art.

The Flat White, sadly was too bitter for my liking.

I stole Ralph's Butterscotch Latte and it was delicious!

Nutella Latte - Love Nutella, so I'll probably give it a try next time.

It's such a place to relax in on a dreary wet day and they open till 1am on Fridays and Saturdays. Night owls, rejoice!

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