Thursday, June 25, 2015

Nak approve ke tidak? #klikdenganbijak

The picture above is a screenshot on my friend request list in FB.
Hoohaaa..... banyak nyer mat saleh nak jadi fren kita.  Ada yang hensem, ada yang muda, ada yang bergaya, ada yang berumur tapi berkedudukan dan berkerjaya je nampaknya.
Kerja engineer, kerja manager, CEO, majistret, lawyer.... eh eh melarat ke citer Kassim Selamat dah.




Sekolah tinggi yo.... sampai ke Harvard and Oxford.  Kerja hebat pulak tu.... Director of Engineering.

Jangan.... jangan... jangan kau tergoda
Di sebalik wajah yang ganteng dan menawan itu
Berselindungnya pak hitam yang mencari mangsa

Well well.... kita tak tergoda sekelumit pun.  Kita tak main international.  Kita main local-local aje. Susah nak atur hidup, nak accomodate dia orang, nak SESUAIkan diri pula.
Tapi kalau jodoh dah termaktub sebegitu in future nak buat macam manakan?

Kepada yang lemah semangat atau desperet tu memang akan tergoda dengan request dia orang ni. Mana tak, tetiba je mat saleh hensem nak berfren-fren dengan you di FB.
Oh lawa jugak aku ini sampai mat saleh tertarik dengan aku... kata hatimu.
So you accept or approve the request.
Mula-mula tu biasalah buat ayat-ayat perkenalan.  
Rindu kat awak.  
Dah makan? 
Buat apa tu? 
How was your day? 
I miss you.
I love you.

Beberapa minggu lepas berchatting online...

Situasi 1
Mulalah cakap nak datang melawat ke Malaysia lah.
You akan terima panggilan dari pihak kastam kat airport cakap your mat saleh boifren tadi kena tahan dah.  Kalau yang kerja engineer, akan diberitahu yang dia terbawa bahan chemical lah.  So kalau nak lepas kena bayar 2-3 ribu.  Panggilan dari KLIA, pegawai kastam wanita bercakap melayu..... al kononnya.

Situasi 2
Boifren mat saleh you tadi alkononnya nak hantar hadiah.  Hadiah mahal pulak tu... hp or ipad contohnya. Juga kena tahan dengan kastam.  Juga panggilan dari KLIA, pegawai kastam wanita bercakap melayu.... al kononnya.  Minta bayaran 2 - 3 ribu kalau nak lepaskan hadiah tadi.

Macam mana aku tahu?  My fren and my cousin dah kena.  Tapi nasib tak tertipu.
I advised my cousin to forget about it dan jangan layan panggilan dia orang.  Nasib sempat tak terjebak.  Ada yang tertipu sampai berpuluh dan beratus ribu.  Ini mesti kes kena ugut sebab dah hantar gambar-gambar sexy tahap gaban.

Morals of the story are:
Belilah barang buatan Malaysia.  Makanlah buah-buahan tempatan.


Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Ku temui tempe dan petai di Pullman Kuching Ramadhan Feast.


Bila petai dan tempe dah masuk Pullman, dah up lah sket standard makanan ni. It shows that the hotel cater for the local taste too, not only international cuisine.  We should be proud huh? Surprisingly my Chinese friends like to eat tempe! Mukadimahnya....



Bila ramadan, our Muslim friends and relatives akan berpuasa.
Bila ramadan, akan muncullah bazaar ramadan yang menjual bermacam-macam jenis makanan.
Bila ramadan juga, akan muncullah promosi buffet ramadan di hotel-hotel terkemuka.

Exactly one week ago, I was invited to attend the Ramadhan Buffet launching at Pullman Kuching. The same evening, the candle lighting ritual ceremony was also launched.  



A lot of guests from government and private sectors were invited.  Also present were 30 children from Rumah Kanak-kanak, adopted by Pullman Kuching as part of their Corporate Social Responsibility, to gather for a yearly hearty Ramadhan feast.

The Ramadhan buffet dinner is available from 18th June to 16th July 2015 and priced at RM106 net per person.  Children under 12 years old will receive 50% discount.  A special corporate discounts will be extended to corporate dinners or ramah-tamah events held in Pullman;s 13 function rooms.

For more information, call 082-222888 or visit Pullman Kuching's official website pullmankuching.com or Facebook.om/pullmankuching



Yours truly with her partner in crime, Ms Jacqueline. Thanks Jac.
Now, lets feast our eyes with the food photos...


The hero... pemegang watak utama... kambing panggang! 

 I tasted the beef curry.  Memang sedap dan cukup rasa. Kuahnya pekat.  
Beef curry, fish curry, lamb curry and sup tulang.

The famous Sambal Tempoyak


Sambal Hijau
Sambal Tomato

Umai Ikan

Kueh-mueh tempatan seperti celorot, kuih lenggang dan kuih koci juga dihidangkan selain dari kek dan pastri.
 
 Ulam-ulaman, pelbagai jenis ikan kering dan pecal atau rojak.


Yang lain-lainnya.....





For your A, B, C, D, E, F...... bla bla bla
  
 Pertama kali makan aiskrim goreng.  Nak makan benda ni kena ada skill, baru aiskrim yang dah cair sikit tu tak meleleh.  Bila dah gigit 'crust' nya teruskan menyedut inti aiskrim tersebut... :)

Pullman Kuching's Ramadhan buffet spread consists more than 150 dishes termasuk local feveret, makanan tradisi melayu dan juga antarabangsa.

Jom membuffet!

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Against all taugeh.


Taugeh is the malay name for bean sprout.
Taugeh is used largely in Chinese, Malay and even Indian cooking.
In Chinese cooking,  you can find taugeh in your char kuay teow.
In Malay cooking, you can find taugeh in your laksa sarawak, mee goreng, mi kolok or mi sapi and even in your tauhu sumbat.
In Indian cooking, you can find taugeh in your rojak india.

Why against all taugeh?
Well, some of my frens are anti taugeh.  When they order for their laksa or mee goreng, they will say 'no taugeh' please.  Sometimes, the taugehs are still served.  My frens wont mind to pick and put aside the taugeh one by one.... yes to that extent!

For me, I will ask for extra taugeh please!!

Surprisingly 'Against All Taugeh' is the name of my happy hour buddies group in the whatsapp.  And the profile pic is as per below:

The group consist of so many races - Jawa, Iban, Bidayuh, Melanau, Cina, Melayu and our age ranges from 23 to 45.  Obviously I am the eldest.  Hey... we mix well.  We can joke on any topics under the sun.  We can 'hentam' anyone in the group but all will end up as a joke.

For all we know, one is related to the other.  The other is related to me.  The other is related to the other also.  Be it thru blood or paper.  What a small world.

Sometimes we get together for makan-makan:


Sometimes we get together for happy hour or coffee break:



Due to work commitments and my busy schedule, and often get exhausted once reached home, I jarang-jarang meet up with them nowadays.  But we do actively communicate with each other through the social media - whatsapp.

Love you all to bits! We cheer up each other... we care for each other.  

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