Wednesday, 16 December 2015

Bali










Saturday, 12 December 2015

In Between Travels


覺得應該給這段人生做一個記錄。

走走停停,台日泰新馬印,務農青旅潛水學習營,最後也回到了畢業後第一份工的公司同樣的部門裡,重新當個打工仔。

工作120天,覺得好像過了很長時間。短短四個月發生很多事情:大便經理、同事離職、部長換人、部門重組、換組換課、重遇故友、午餐故事、重遊峇里、德國遊學情侶、日本學習大叔、東南亞殘運會等等等。劇情精彩至極。我開始適應著新環境新習慣,適應著新的自己。

舊同事說我變了,和以前不一樣了。自己也覺得好像變得比較難搞比較易怒不再「逆來順受」,一樣心機一樣扮小丑自娛娛人。不再是六年前剛畢業的傻小子。

工作心態也不同了。工作只是旅程與下一次的旅程之間的休息站。存夠錢覺得厭倦了隨時可以繼續上路。不用太在意不用太執著,盡力盡本分就好。人生好多方面都一樣。

有時覺得平日都把精神花在工作,下班後很快覺得累,現在很少有靜下來思考的時間,沒有衝勁去學這個學那個,「哦 明天就是上班吃飯打屁下班睡覺」。如果之前停工一年的我累積了滿滿的經驗值,那麼這120天來的自己好像是停滯不前 沒有level up啊。

是開始賺錢存錢了,但花得也比較多。
是回到「人生正軌」好好工作了,但也已經開始懷疑到底什麼是「正軌」?

下一次的經驗值累積遊戲,是幾時?


Saturday, 19 September 2015

Kelantan Darul Naim. Kota Bharu.

Wayang Kulit Kelantan 吉蘭丹皮影戲

Darul Naim. 是幸福之邦的意思。對吉蘭丹的印象除了歷史課本的赤土和Tok Janggut之外就是伊斯蘭傳統:頭巾洗髮精廣告、男女分隔超市、沒有戲院。開工前臨時決定飛往哥打峇魯,一探半島東海岸最與世隔絕的州屬。結果被她的文化、熱情、語言、食物深深吸引。

Sultan Ismail Petra Arch, landmark of Kota Bharu
  
Islamic Museum of Kelantan

Pasar Siti Khadijah under renovation

Afternoon meow





Laksam
Nasi Kerabu the blue rice

Morning kuih-muih


Dodol
  


Restaurant Nasi Kerabu


Nasi Kukus Warisan

Gelanggang Seni, Cultural Centre of Kelantan with free performances


Pencak Silat

Kertok, coconut husk percussion

Gasing Pangkah, striking top

Gendang silat & serunai



Waye kulih kelate




Kopi pagi jumaat

Kis the baby monkey

Anak Kota Bharu

Kampung birthday celebration


the after-effect of Dec2014 flood

fishing @ Pantai Mek Mas


Post-UPSR fishing outing



Tuesday, 1 September 2015

Ebi-Kase エビカセ with NJM - Chapter 1

えびフィレオ Filet-O-Ebi
I miss the Land of Rising Sun. One of the reasons to step into a McD restaurant when you are in Japan is to try the Filet-O-Ebi えびフィレオ which is the localised menu item for Japan! Just like Bubur Ayam McD for Malaysia, McSpicy for Singapore, 扭扭粉 macaroni with soya milk for HK-Macau, don't eat your usual regular stuff when you visit McD overseas.

and in Singapore, Ebi burger is back by popular demand with a twist and new sides!

Img credit: McDonald's Singapore

Jeng jeng! Cereal Ebi Burger with Sweet Potato Fries and Honeydew McFlurry. McDonald's Singapore describe the burger as follows:-
The Cereal Ebi Burger is a flavourful combination of succulent whole shrimp in a crunchy, cereal- coated patty, topped with shrimp paste flavoured sauce and crispy whole-leaf lettuce, served in between soft white sesame and chive buns.
i think they missed the very important chilli padi which adds the local flavour to the burger.. and in my own words, Sweet Potato Fries is really no-nonsense fried sweet potato while Honeydew McFlurry is McFlurry with honeydew powder and corn cereal.

don't think they have the official Chinese names so I shall have the honour to name them as 麥片香辣海老堡 and 炸薩摩芋條. 

Ebi-kase @ AMK Park McD

Thanks to omy blog club and mcdsg i attended the Ebi-kase party with other bloggers at AMK Park McD to taste the new items before the official launch this Thursday :D

今日のオススメ Today's menu

We were first served the welcome drink: Ribena Chill or Mango Peach Chill. The choice is obvious. I think they should just make Ribena a regular item since you already have it in HappyMeal. 

The main ingredients

The main ingredients were introduced. Highlight is the onion-garlic-chillipadi-prawn-paste sauce and the cereal-coated shrimp potato patty.

Cereal Ebi and Sweet Potato Fries

Then comes the burger and fries presented on small wooden tray and miso soup bowl. Of course you need to have your staple on your left and soup bowl on the right. I hope I will get the same portion of fries when it is officially launched this Thursday. Ha.

fast food eat fast

The taste: I like the just-right spicy-ness of the sauce which stays in your mouth (vs that of McSpicy which follows down your throat) and I like the sweetness of shrimp+potato! If McSpicy is 5 chillies then this is probably 4 chillies. 

Sweet potato fries is gooood and you can still taste the McD-ness of the coating. and it is good as it is, no sauce is necessary. 

Honeydew McFlurry is too sweet for me (and some other bloggers). Still like the plain vanilla ice cream more. Perhaps Matcha McFlurry (ie McFlurry + Uji Matcha powder) will be a better side to complete the whole Japanese theme. 

Mini-furoshiki 風呂敷

at the end of the event, each of us was given a mini-furoshiki with info sheet and hello coupons for Sweet Potato Fries and Honeydew McFlurry!

Hello

Balabababa.

What you can get from 3 September in islandwide McD - Cereal Ebi Special: a Single Cereal Ebi, a refreshing glass(cup!) of Coca-Cola (S) and crispy Sweet Potato Fries (M) will be available from $7.45. The Honeydew McFlurry will be available from $2.90. While stocks last.

Coming Soon: Look out for the second chapter of Ebi-Kase – to be launched on 17 September! Tasting coupons will be sent to the bloggers but they have yet to reveal  what the second new item will be! 


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but it's no longer a secret now because NJM declares it will be Seaweed Ebi ...  saw it on the burger box ha. Just like how you fold the edge for 6 or 9 piece nuggets, you can choose either Cereal or Seaweed.

and and for wifi router deal in Japan please click here or read my previous post.

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