Tuesday, May 22, 2018

HK Day 3

Didn't manage to update coz was busy packing...bought many stuff and had trouble with luggage space.

In the morning we had some Kungfu Dim Sum (recommended by our hostel). Both of us shared and luckily coz their portions are quite big. Do not think use Malaysian standard dim sum, it is not the same. On to our main agenda:

Well, we went to Lamma Island!!!

Another bucket list ticked off. Yay!

We had a long walk from Central MTR to the pier. And since it was Sunday, it was the maids day off and we were greeted with people mountain people sea in Central. As we walked to the pier it is more of tourist and locals there.

The journey to Lamma Island was quite smooth sailing and 20mins just went by in a flash. We walked for a bit in Lamma Island before adjourning for lunch. Lamma Island is something like our Pulau Ketam. But definitely bigger than Pulau Ketam. We really couldn't decide what to eat (scared kena tiok eating seafood there) so we had Japanese (also have seafood what).

After that we bought some local produce (I bought a lot of fried ikan bilis) and went back to the hostel to unload.

At night we decided to try taking the tram 丁丁车 from North Point to Causeway Bay. It is quite easy and fuss free (gotta keep your eyes peeled) and the ride on the tram was lovely.

Causeway Bay. Someone used to tell me to go there when go to HK to change your luck. Apparently the Feng shui in Causeway Bay is the best. I heard it 8 years ago and I still followed through...

Sunday, May 20, 2018

HK Day 2

Day 2. We explored North Point 北角 and went to the market. The market is very lively and crowded with people mountain people sea.

We also managed to do some shopping around the area and we deposit all our purchases in the hostel after.

We then went to 中环 Central. We manage to go to Pottinger Street where the clobbered roads still remains. It's quite a steep climb (especially when it is sooo hot). We then adjourned to the famous roast goose 一乐 (Yat Lok Restaurant). We had to line up and wait a bit but the queue was fast. After that I was amandant about giving the mid escalator a go. Legs were sooo tired after walking.

After then we ended up at PMQ (one of my bucket list for this trip). It is sooo nice and comfortable to be in the refurbished former police quarters into an artistic space. It was then we ended up in 上环Sheung Wan and we headed to 深水埗Shum Shui Po. We don't have a specific place to go in Shum Shui Po and just kinda wandered aimlessly. And without us knowing we had walked to 南昌 Nam Cheong (which was 4 stations away from Sham Shui Po). Siao liao ok. No wonder our legs were screaming in pain...

Went back to hostel to rest a bit before having dinner nearby and tapau dessert for supper. We had 炖蛋 Steamed egg. Not bad!

Friday, May 18, 2018

HK - Day 1

Back after 8 years. It's been a while.

It's a small trip, 4D3N. #vytravels

The first half of today I'm on my own. From airport to hostel...all sendiri. First time call Grab to airport in KL. Had a leap of faith after getting info from Ze.

Next to meet VK at her HK office where she is finishing her marketing conference. VK then brought me around Wan Chai an area I have yet to explore (she explored a few days already). Quite a quaint place. HK a place soooo familiar but distant at the same time. HK-ers thought we are from China. #facepalm

Evening plans was to explore a bit of the area and did some light shopping. I say light but VK had done more damages prior.

Tomorrow we will continue.

Friday, January 12, 2018

New Year 2018

It is the new year! Hurray! This year I managed to spend the new year with family (albeit for a short while to meet and greet) and friends (dinner and countdown). I manage to catch fireworks from a distance and enjoyed the solitude of just watching it without all the "people mountain people sea" condition. I managed to count down without having to worry about my dad waiting up for me to return home (the idea of spending the night at PH's house was the best!). I managed to down one can of cider + a glass of red wine without passing out immediately (the effect did come after that). Out with the old and in come with the NEW! The truth is I am quite excited for the new year to come. Simply it is my year (year of the woof woof) and it will have to come eventually no matter how I wish that the time will just stop. It doesn't. So in order to welcome the new year, I'm thinking of recapping what I did for 2017 for memories sake. In 2017, I gained a youngest sister-in-law, welcomed a nephew (BB TH), visited Sibu for the first time, attended some workshops (water color painting), attended a stand up comedy (You Stupid or What by Dr. Jason Leong), met up with new and old friends alike (SC and Winnie after 10++ years and there's looking at you Taukeh!), spending time with loved ones, visited Pulau Ketam for the first time, planned a birthday hi-tea for PH (this is sooo going to be our new tradition), new additions in our friend's family (HI Katrina and Rayyan!!!). attended a team building session with my colleagues, visited Perth for the first time, visited BKK with SN and SY for the first time, went outstation for work (Yong Peng & Muar), attended RIUH, visited Kuantan with SY, literally drove to Kuantan and back (lol) and jalan jalan with PH on a mini tour in the last post. Phew...that's a mouthful! There were ups and downs in the year too like the disappointment in work, BB TH's birth, when WK was supposed to let Rayyan stay for two weeks (drama betul) and etc which I can't remember and won't want to remember. As for this year, I actually wrote down a "What I want to achieve in 2018" in my journal. Here are some points: * Practice YOGA and PILATES with more gusto * Practice poses outside of classes * Practice Korean language more diligently (5 questions/day) * Spend less on unnecessary items * Practice calligraphy * Practice water colour * Learn new skills (2/year) * Sleep earlier (this is hard!!!) I managed to do most of it (except the sleeping early part). Now is the time to maintain that flow. May 2018 continues to bring happiness... Next to look forward to: Chinese New Year!!!

Monday, December 25, 2017

Half day trip to Ecoworld, Jenjarom, Tanjug Sepat, Morib and Banting

This was a short half day trip on Christmas Eve with travel buddy Poh Hua.

We started at Kota Kemuning since EcoWorld is nearer there. Coming to EcoWorld seems to be in an entirely different world! We are there more for the scenery more than anything. We did however dined at the cafe there (Cafe Praque).

Next we made our way to Jenjarom. Waze took us through the kampung roads and what a different view it was. We went to the Fo Guang Shan Dong Zen temple and took in the scenery and pictures. There wasn't a crowd there and it was peace and quiet.

After Jenjarom we slowly made our way to Tanjung Sepat. It did rained a while on our journey luckily it stopped when we reached Mr. Black Homemade Pau.

Mr Black Home Made Pau
小黑手公包專賣店
No 542, Lorong 2,
42800 Tanjung Sepat
Kuala Langat Selangor

They have interesting fillings for the Pau (黄酒鸡包,梅菜包) and you could take the Pau you want and deep fried it. The outside skin is crunchy and warm. Delicious! We did tapau-ed some to bring back home.

We then just simply toured around the area (based on online info and Foursquare) and mostly we ended up at the beaches. We did have a lot of fun at Tanjung Sepat Wishing Trees & Wishing Well and Tanjung Sepat Twin Towers. The twin towers is simply by stacking up Nu Er Hong Chinese Wine to resemble Malaysia Petronas Twin Towers. It is located along Qing Ren Qiao Cultural Street, beside Qing Ren Qiao Souvenir Shop.

We did stop by Arowana for the kerepek.

We also did walk along a few beaches e.g. Pantai Cunang, Morib Beach. The sky was cloudy so we weren't able to catch the sunset by then.

We stopped by Banting for dinner at
Restoran Victorian Home Kitchen. (I will be back Banting for #paraglidinginjugra)

Overall it was a nice time to just jalan jalan without rushing anywhere and without plans.