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Sunday, February 25, 2007

CNY in Limbang

For almost every year, i will go back to my hometown Limbang to celebrate Chinese New
year with my grandparents. Limbang is pretty much a very small town flooded with bruneians every weekends, it is a great place for a get away from our daily hectic life. The best part about it, is the food! nothing beats good home cooking. Besides this is the only time of the year where you gather with your family members.

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After all the food, i was feeling bloated. Nothing better a few rounds of beers and wines to down it, time to sleep and will continue on Limbang day 2.

Saturday, February 24, 2007

Gong Xi bazaar Grubs

Sorry for the delay for this week, my computer's ram was busted which caused the whole thing to malfunction. There was a lot of grubs to choose from, with a limited budget i can only have some choices. I have never eaten or tasted crocodile meat, i bought a bowl of crocodile herbal soup courtesy of the Miri Crocodile farm out of the curiosity.

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How did it taste like? the meat texture is pretty much like pork, a little chewy and it's good. However i could not really taste the meat actual taste, since the taste was heavily masked by the herbs.

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Taiwanese sausage, nothing much to say about it.

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Dragon whiskers candy, i have not see this candy for a long time. It's nice and sweet and brings back lots of memories.

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Salted fried chicken, the smell itself has attracted lots of people. Another additional surprise for me was, the cook is the piercer who pierced my tongue for me. He can cook and he inflicts pain to you got money.

Friday, February 16, 2007

Gong xi bazaar

Every year the Miri Chinese Chamber association will organize a bazaar in China town, the concept of the bazaar changes almost every year. From selling lots of fresh groceries to selling imitation products like Petaling street, the bazaar now looks more like a "chee chiong kai" (Flea Market) to me.

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Ignore the concept and it's time to look for some scrumptious grubs, there was entertainment as well and it was alright. Will continue on the food from the bazaar, I'm leaving to Limbang tomorrow afternoon and will only be back on the 20th. Happy Chinese New year to you all and have a good prosperous year!

Monday, February 12, 2007

Sun City Bar

A new drinking establishment was opened a few days ago, it's call Sun city Bar. Sun city bar is located at the commecial area center point 2, which is near to my old school. The place serves lots of food as well, i tried a little bit of the food there and it was just alright.

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The bar has an open air concept which i find it interesting, since there is not much bars in Miri with that concept. There is something that really attracted Rining's attention, Guiness draft stout. Tell Rining where he can get a good draft stout, he will be more than happy to bring you there.

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We met up with Rining's ex class mates Patricia, Sylvia, and Ai ling who all happen to be my juniors, Kynan, Arthur and three back packers from USA and UK. Ian who is from New Jersey and Muzzy is from Norwhich, they are both travelling around the world and according to Muzzy this is his third time travelling around the world which is impressive. Last but not least, Patricia's friend Angela (not in photos)from Sydney who happen to be backpacking here too.

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After having a few rounds of drinks there, i have come to the verdict of the place. What we like, the concept and the design of the bar is good. Prices of the drinks are reasonable and lots of variety. What we don't like, the food is not up our expectations however some improvement can be made if feedbacks are given back. What we fear, it will be like those typical new bars and lounge with really bad food and might never open for business. We hope that none of that will happen, since the drinks are cheap i think i am going to patronize there more often.

Monday, February 05, 2007

budget airlines

A few days ago i saw a Chinese new year promotion from FAX, flights withing the northern region from RM8.88 without taxes. I thought that it was great news since i am taking a flight back to Limbang to visit my grams, i went straight to the website, clicked on my destination and waited for the results.

The results was RM68.88 for one way which comes to a grand total of RM186.00 for return trip. If Mas was still catering for the northern region with that kind of price two of you can go for a trip, with that kind of results i was unhappy and decided to mail them and call them. I was awarded with nothing but ignorance from the customer service, such wonderful services provided. Screw you guys and i have no choice but to use your crappy service, some Fatt choi special or should i call it fark you special?

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