Ernest's Mural At Chew Jetty - Boy On Boat
Jul 31, 2012
Ernest's Mural At Chew Jetty - Boy On Boat - Went to Chew Jetty last week to check out the mural by Ernest Zacharevic which is about a boy with fishing rod on a sampan. I'm so outdated already because it had been there for like a month. Anyway, I still want to go check it out and capture photo because it's cute.
Weather wasn't that nice that day, it was hazy, humid and hot! Argh. I couldn't spend a long time under the hot sun, it's very uncomfortable as I was unprepared. Just went there spontaneously and did not expect the weather to be so hot.
Here's Hueisean with the mural. It's drawn on the wall of a homestay wooden house at Chew Jetty.
Famous Super Hokkien Mee Behind Penang Plaza - This Hokkien Prawn Mee is quite famous among Penangite as it's often known for waiting long to be served and also sold out very early by 9am +++. Super Hokkien Mee is the name of the store, it's just a gimmick telling you that it's 'SUPER'. Haha.
Located behind of Penang Plaza in a coffee shop called One Corner Cafe on Jalan Bawasah, Super Hokkien Mee started selling early in the morning for breakfast. I went there few days ago with my friends to check out how good it was. We ordered at 8.30am and were told that we have to wait until 9am. That's fine for us.
Pricing was surprisingly higher at RM4.50 per bowl, just like KL-price. You know, you still can find RM2.50/bowl of Hokkien Prawn Noodle at Cecil Street Market. How about the taste? The soup does indeed taste sweeter with a strong aroma of prawn, probably cooked with lots of prawn shell. Tiny prawn slices can be seen in the soup and unfortunately, boiled egg was not present in the soup.
Overall, it tastes good, but somehow might lazy to wait and wake up early for it again. XD Will try another one that sells out early at Pulau Tikus soon.
Super Hokkien Mee @ One Corner Cafe
12, Jalan Bawasah,
10050 George Town, Penang.
Closes on Tuesday.
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Australian Kangaroo Jerky (Bakgua) Sucks
Jul 27, 2012
Australian Kangaroo Jerky (Bakkua) Sucks - My friend Yiphing brought some Australian Kangaroo Jerky (Bakkwa/Bakgua) for me to try yesterday. Only then I know that the Australian makes bakgua (dried meat) too, but using the Kangaroo meat. Ewwww. Kangaroo is so cute, how can it be eaten?
That's not the main problem actually, the main thing is the taste sucks! It's just not tasty, and has the kind of weird taste, kangaroo taste? It's like the weird taste of lamb, but the it's so much stronger in the mouth. I couldn't finish it and spitted it out. Asian's bakgua jerky is still the best.
Do Project Until Party In Taylor's University Studio - As the title said, we was working on a design project in the school's studio, then it turned up to be a mini pizza party. Haha. It was 3 weeks ago where I was working on a Architecture History project with my teammate - Steve, Wesley, Jia Hui and Arvin from early morning until night.
You know, when you are working on the same thing for a long period of time, your mind will tend to become slow or stunned. It's at some point that work productivity rate is so low that you can think of anything or proceed.
That time was dinner time and we ordered Pizza Hut Delivery as we were lazy to go out to buy food. It's weekend and there's not much food choices in the campus. It took me quite some times to successfully ordered my delivery online as now only I know that Pizza Hut Delivery is the new thing, it's different from the old 1300-88-2525. The menu is different from dine-in too.
As we went to collect the pizza, we saw unwanted balloon from an event that has just ended. Instead of disposing, we just took it back to studio to add in some party feel for us to S.S. (Shiok Sendiri).
4 regular pizzas, 25 slices, 5 people, we finished it in less than 20 minutes. We were just too hungry. It was crazy, fun, but we completed our work after that.
One more week of holiday to go! It's so short and not enough for me. Arghh.
(Almost) Sunset: Shore In Front Of E&O Hotel - I just found another way that can have a good view of sunset in George Town. It's introduced by my brother and the location is by the shore in front of E&O (Eastern & Oriental) Hotel or Penang Bowl. Some other popular sunset spot in Penang are Balik Pulau, Batu Ferringhi & Permatang Damar Laut.
Although you can't really see the sun set into the horizon of the vast sea, but you can frame in a good view of Gurney Drive & Tanjung Tokong with Penang Hill in background.
I parked my car at E&O Mult-story Carpark and went to shoot a while at about 7pm. It's still early so the sun was still up above the sky. However, it's does indeed looks nice.
Well, Penang looks good, isn't it?
Brother's Commencement @ NUS University Cultural Centre - My big brother is now a real big brother! He has finally graduated from National University Of Singapore as of 2012 and he is now a truely professional working adult. I am so proud of him. It had been so many years that he went for studies in Singapore, more than 10 years already and time flies. I still remembered when I was still a little kid, following parents and him to Singapore for the first time long time ago.
Singapore, is now not stranger to us. I have visited Singapore for more than 10 times and it's another familiar place to me. I went to his graduation ceremony few weeks back in one of the top university in Singapore and Asia - National University of Singapore. They called it Commencement (American-style) instead of convocation (British-style), it's like a commencement to a new journey of life. Sounds cool. I was his personal photographer on that day, following him around to take photos of him with his friends.
At Universtiy Cultural Centre where the ceremony took place, it's a sea of graduates in academical regalia, it invokes a feeling in me to study hard to wear on one in the future. Diploma is not enough for me, I shall go on to Honours Degree. =) Being knowledgeable and smart is just so cool!
Few more years for my turn but for now, study hard, live hard. Congratulates to my brother, Yikhung. =)
Lunch @ Midland Kitchen, Campbell Street - Life back in Penang Island is really awesome, food exploration is never ending and eating is the main culture here. Penang is truely a food heaven. I just love spending time at my hometown, air is fresher, life is more relaxing and healthier here.
Recently, I went to check out a new Chinese restaurant in the core of George Town @ Campbell Street - Midland Kitchen. If you know about the Midland Restaurant at Midland Park, then you might get some idea of the food serves. It's opened by the same person who operated Midland Restaurant.
Located in one of the eclectic styles colonial-style shophouse on Campbell Street, it blends a fusion design in the interiors. The setting is more towards a modern contemporary design, providing a new dining experience in town. What's special is that this shophouse has 3 levels.
Each floor provide different dining style, the first floor is more towards intimacy dining and there's a mini bar and the 2nd floor is a private group dining area. It's pretty cool. Decoration is a bit simple, but the use of furniture makes it cool.
Now food time! Well, I don't really know how to describe food but I'll just make a it short and sweet about the dishes that we have orderd for lunch. First up, Minced Meat Toufu - mild-salty, soft and smooth toufu, taste good.
Fuyong Omelet was just nice only, not too good compare the one I had before in KL.
Lor Han Vegetarian Dish - not my type dish. My said it was good.
The last dish was not really a good one - Steamed Chicken With Chinese Wine, it's not good because the chicken was too hard, not tender enough.
Anyway, will try some other dishes next time on my next visit. It's not really awesome, but I'll give it another opportunity. =D. As for Chinese restaurant, I prefer Tek Sen Restaurant, that's really suit my taste bud.
Midland Kitchen (美蘭閣厨房)
George Town, Penang.
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20th Birthday Eat Cake & Lovely Coffee @ Starbucks Coffee - Do you know last last Monday was my birthday? Hohoho. I didn't get any chance to post the photos up about my birthday because my blog was hacked by some stupid Russian. They just did it for fun, inject some malicious code into my server, the redirect all my visitor to some other side. It was a hard time for me to restore and clear everything. Now, Google has finally un-blacklist me so I can post anything I like.
OK, back to birthday. The night before 16th July, I went to Starbucks Coffee for a sit, dear Hueisean treated me a slice of Marble Cheese Cake, as she said birthday must has at least a piece of cake as tradition. That's cool.
Surprisingly, she ordered another cup of hot chocolate with a heart-shape drawn on top. Awhhh, that's so sweet of her. Thank you my dear.
Well, as year grows older, birthday is not so fancy as before. I don't really like big birthday party, I just treat it as a simple and happy day for me, perhaps some awesome meal, and present for myself. =D I am 2o years, young now.