Thursday, July 16, 2015

Food adventure in Ipoh

Famous for Ipoh Sar Ho Fun and pork satay, pork intestine  & pork liver. This place is always crowded and is worth  waiting.
You should try their caramel  custard and is only RM2.60

Thean Chun Restaurant
73, Jalan Bandar Timah,31650 Ipoh, Perak

I recommend  another nice place for claypot crab glass noodles where you can't find it in KL.  The restaurant  known as Different Taste at Bercham.
Do try their otak otak, steam lala and fried fish @ sa chui.

Different  Taste Restaurant
72 Persiaran Bercham Selatan 2, Taman Desa Kencana, Ipoh, Perak
Tel: 012-5021132 or 016-5586449


Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Cow sketch art -part 1

Here are some of the cow sketches that i drew during my 5 weeks of bed rest. All the moo art has it own stories and based on my real life experience.

moo quote : think positive and act positive

We work as a part timer to sell shoes in the bazaar  while waiting  to enter university. We go everywhere and do things together.
 Guys, u r the greatest and i always remember  our days together.
We celebrated  my best friend  birthday  in our uni hostel. 1st we sang moo day song and then my friend starts  to pour entire  dough  on bday boy head. Took him 2 weeks  to wash off the flour from his head. Till  now he still  want his revenge!!!
Forcing my best friend to eat durian . ..he can only shout for help and kept scolding  us Crazy cow...ha.ha

Monday, June 22, 2015

Moo arty

This is the true story  about myself. I was playing badminton and i torn my calf  muscle.  I got to wear a semi cast to immobilize my leg. This is my worst time in my life and really demotivated. Doctor said i need at least 5-6 weeks to recover. I got to be bed rest at least 4 weeks. I can only visit the washroom and my bedroom only.  I can't  do anything and i need to depend on my family  to take care of me from all aspect.  I feeling what a paralysed or handicap patient feels. It is hopeless and feeling very down. A simple thing going to washroom also need to depend  on people. Start  appreciate every simple thing in life , when you lost it you only will feel the pain.
I started  sketching using  cow art  to communicate my action and feelings.  I really lucky to have my best friends who visited me during  this period  to cheer  me up and also chat with me on daily basis to ensure I'm OK and things will be back to normal again.   Now is the 8th week and i still could not drive to work and im very lucky to have friends that i can rely to send me home.  I cant wait to walk like a normal person and i can start my sport activities  again.  During this  5 weeks it makes me realise alot of things that  you must appreciate the people arounds u and every little things that we take it for granted such as shower, walking and etc. Im glad that  my best friends cheer me up on daily basis and even motivate me to be positive even though they are far away from me.  No one will understand  the feelings and all the things  I went thru during this few weeks of nightmare.  Alot  of my friends  said you should  take this time to rest since you always have an hectic schedule. Trust me i still prefer  my hectic schedule. Every day you wait for emails or messages  from friends  and you do not want to disturb  them from their hectic schedule or u wonder hmmm who is free to chat  with me that you can pass your time faster. Frankly speaking  i seldom watch any movie or drama during  this period. NO MOOD !!

Let me story what does my moo arts means

it all started  during a badminton  game. My calf muscle torn n i could not walk
everyday i can only work from home, resting on my bed
when i need to see the doctor , this is the only way to climb the staircase  by pushing  my butt. Is really tiring.
lucky my best fren brought  me a walker n i can use it at the washroom. I duno how to use crutches as i need to hop  since my leg is on cast
the only exercise  i can do is only lifting weight  using my hand..sob. sob..

Special food delivery  from my best friend.

I also  watch youtube on tips to shower when your leg is being cast. How to avoid  from being wet?  Answer, put yr leg inside the big garbage bag  n then wrap a tshirt on yr leg. Then tie the garbage  bag using towel.

Till now i yet to have fully recover  and thank GOD that i have  great family who are willing  to be my personal butler and of cos my family  ban me from playing badminton. Also i have a bunch of  great friends who came to provide moral support and accompany me during  this pathetic  period even though  with their  busy schedule. Really appreciate  it. And of cos i miss my reunion trip with my best friends. Sob..sob..

Life is short and start appreciate  your love ones and true friends. A friend in need is a friend indeed.  They are willing  to go the extra mile just for you. And of cos I torture  them with my moo art!!!

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Broga & Broga Organic Farmstay

We found a new place to explore which is Broga. Broga is a small village not far away from Kuala Lumpur. Is about an hour plus from Kuala Lumpur. Broga is the town next to Semenyih.

Broga is famous for their Broga Hill where you need to reach the  base at 4.30am to hike up to see sunrise.   Of cos, we are not that adventure. Ha!Ha!  We still need our beauty sleep. I went to Broga Hill more than 20 years ago.

After Nottingham University, you can turn left to visit the organic farm where you can buy organic vegetables.  Then you will passed by Broga Hill. You will see the Sek  Na Tuk Temple or Sak Dato Temple at the hill top. It also has a hanging bridge where you can walk around and view the beautiful scenery of the temple.  We found out a lot people come here for weekend to pray for lottery numbers.  You can always try your luck here.  :)

Hanging Bridge at the temple

We visited Broga Organic Farmstay which yet to open to the public.  Can't wait till the owner invite us for their opening. We spend 2 hours chit chatting at this place, it is so windy and we enjoy it very much. Imagine at night you can enjoy looking at the stars.

We are also very lucky that we are invited to a private farm where we can experience feeding the cows. I love to see black and white cows. Although cows don't smell that great.  At same time we visited their chicken farm. Do you know that the chicken stays inside the air conditioned room.

You can have your lunch or dinner at Restaurant Brogla. I like their deep fried fish with petai.

Hulu Langat for Kampung Chicken Feast

Visited Hulu Langat for Kampung Chicken Feast at one of the restaurant hidden inside the housing area.   All the dishes are kampung chicken, you can have stew chicken with ginger, steam kampung chicken, ABC soup with kampung chicken, Chicken wine and etc. Of cos they also have other dishes like steam fish, fried cabbage and etc. 

Is about one hour plus journey from KL to Hulu Langat.   I find it expensive even though is Kampung Chicken and thirsty too after the meal. Maybe I'm not use to MSG. 

The restaurant name sound like Luk (number 6)  Ku.
Address : Lot 103, Kampung Kenangan 18, Jalan Sungai Makau, Sungai Tekali, 43100 Hulu Langat, Selangor.

You can always try it out!!

Chengdu, China

Last year visited Xi Ann, so this year decided to have 5 days 4 nights tour to Chengdu.  Chengdu is famous for Panda Santuary and Mt Emei Shan.   We took Air Asia as it is a direct flight to Chengdu, we does not want to waste time transiting at Guangzhou.

Day 01 Kuala Lumpur – Chengdu                                                           
Upon arrive Chengdu, meet and great by local representative. Transfer to visit Zhuge Liang Memorial Temple. Zhuge Liang’s courtesy name Kongming, was a chancellor of the state of Shu Han during the Three Kingdoms period. He is recognised as the greatest and most accomplished strategist of his era, and has been compared to another great ancient Chinese strategist, Sun Tzu. 

Then, proceed to visit Jinli Old Street. Jinli Street was the most famous place for baldachin - a rich, ornate cloth. And it was one of the busiest commercial areas during the Shu Kingdom (221-263). Hence, it is known as 'First Street of the Shu Kingdom'. 

We were hungry after arriving to Chengdu, therefore we visited Jinli to try their local snacks. Among all the food, the grill meat and squid where you add your own chili powder can be edible. Others are cold or too oily or sweet. 
Pinneaple with sweet glutinuous rice

Spicy meat and squid - very nice

Wishing tree

Day 02  Chengdu / Leshan / Emeishan                    
After breakfast, transfer to visit Huanglongxi Ancient Town which with a history of more than 1,700 years. It is situated in Shuangliu County 30 kilometers southeast from Chengdu, Huanglongxi Ancient Town is greatly admired by visitors for its beautiful natural scenery and ancient Chinese culture.

Insects, Scorpion as snacks

Grill Rabbit

Rabbit Head

Then, enjoy cruise to Leshan Big Buddha, The Buddha is located to the east of Leshan City, Sichuan Province, at the confluence of three rivers, namely, Min River, Qingyi River, and Dadu River. The statue makes itself the most renowned scenic spot in that city. In December, 1996, the location of the Buddha was included by UNESCO on the list of the World Heritage sites.  

Also this is the location where Storm Rider, one of the Hong Kong movie was shot here. If you wish to walk up to the Buddha, it will take you 3 hours. Therefore is better to take the cruise to view entire buddha.

Half an hour cruise to view Leshan Big Buddha

Day 03  Emeishan/Chengdu                                        
Visit Emeishan Scenic Area (include cable car to Jinding), Mt. Emei is located in Leshan City, Sichuan Province. It is towering, beautiful, old and mysterious. It is like a huge green screen standing in the southwest of the Chengdu Plain. Looking its winding and beautiful figure, you will find that it resembles very much an eyebrow of a girl. It is the highest one among all the famous sight-seeing mountains in China. 

Emeishan is really beautiful but we took one and half hour bus ride to each the Emeishan base. We need to walk up the stairs approximate 45 minutes. For people who has issue walking, I recommend you purchase the bamboo sticks at the bus station to assist you in walking.  Then we will reach the cable car station, the cable car can accomodate 100 people.   The view are amazing once you reach the top.  There are temples where you can start to pray and do your offerings.

Scenery from the bus ride

Breathtaking view - after walking 45 mins to take the cable car and then  only we reach this destination

Four face buddha - this is the main attraction at Mt Emei Shan

View from the top
Day 04  Chengdu                                                      
In the morning, visit Panda Base and Panda Museum in the scenic. This is the biggest Panda Santuary in China.

Panda Gift Shop

Red Panda

Panda relaxing on top of the tree

After lunch, visit Jin Sha Museum, It is a rare site museum among Chinese museums because of its combination of modern civilization and the civilization of ancient Shu State (Sichuan Province was called Shu State in ancient times), as well as the combination of ecological environment and culture. 

The location of Jin Sha Museum is the actual archaeology location, all artifacts are found 3,000 years ago. 

Visit Kuan Zhai Alley. Kuanzhai Alley is the name of a pedestrian area that has been created by renovating Qing Dynasty Hutongs (courtyard houses most famous in Beijing) and making them into shops, cafes, bars and hotels.

All their restaurants and cafe's has their own unique concept. 

DAY 05 Chengdu                                             
After breakfast, proceed to visit Wangjianglou Park, Wangjiang Pavilion Park is located in a lush bamboo forest by the Jiangjiang River out of the Eastern Gate. It has an area of 177 acres with most of them covered by bamboos. It was built in the Ming and Qing Dynasties to commemorate Xuetao, a famous poet in the Tang Dynasty. 

Finally the tour ended.   Thanks to Sunway Travel for the great tour.