Sunday, February 25, 2007
A Trip Up North (Part 2)
[The famed terusan Wan Mat Saman]
Next we headed for the Paddy Museum near Gunung Keriang. Interesting place with a revolving gallery where you can view a huge 360-degree mural of paddy planting activities.
After lunch we headed home, stopping on the way in Gurun, at the foot of Gunung Jerai, to sample nira nipah. Smells a bit like todddy but not as strong in taste. Reasonably pleasant and sweet.
A Trip Up North (Part 1)
A Trip Up North (Part 1)
On the Thursday and Friday before the Chinese New Year holidays (15-16 Feb) we decided to have a short holiday up north. We left on Thursday morning and drove to Lembah Bujang to visit the archaeological museum and its 'candi's. It was fascinating. There, too, we had a short botany lesson (see picture) :-)
[One of the candis in Lembah Bujang]
[Botany lesson: Guess what this is (put the mouse pointer over the picture to find out)]
Then we drove along the coastal road taking in the kampung scenery, stopping in Yan for lunch. From there, we headed via Guar Chempedak to our planned destination - Alor Setar. After a rest, we went out for tea at Pekan Rabu. We enjoyed nasi lemak, kuih bahulu and curry puff, all at a very reasonable price. Pekan Rabu is like a bazaar, selling lots of clothes, handicraft and local delicacies. Being the eaters that we are, we focused on the food. We left with some rempeyek and a knotted fried snack, for which we do not know the name. We're currently enjoying these goodies on top of the new year cookies :-)
[Bart among the handicraft in Pekan Rabu]
Next we headed for Kuala Kedah which is reputed for its seafood. Since we had just had tea, we first visited the fort, Kota Kuala Kedah. Then it was makan time. Tried some pulut sambai (very good). Part 1 of dinner was prawns and soft shelled crabs with fried bee hoon. Part 2 was laksa and satay.
Thursday, February 22, 2007
[Meat Crazy Pizza: A carnivore's delight :-)]
Papa Pizza is located along Jalan Tanjung Bungah, opposite Copthorne Orchid Hotel.
[Mom blowing the candles of her birthday cake with some help from Gabriel]
Friday, February 16, 2007
Oink! Oink! To You
Angie, Baby and I wish you a Prosperous, Happy, Safe and Stress-free (hopefully) Chinese New Year! Roast pork anyone?
Sunday, February 11, 2007
Banana Chocolate Chip Loaf
[A cake to go bananas over]
We opted for the a la carte menu and shared a barbecue chicken (RM35) and a seafood gratin (RM25). Review: quite good.
Apparently you can have salsa dancing lessons on Sunday evenings. Unfortunately, we were a little too late for it...
[Barbecue chicken at Brasil 68]
[Seafood gratin served in a pineapple]
[Monkey-ing around after dinner]
Wednesday, February 07, 2007
[Solid Rock Cafe]
[Cheesy Chicken: RM14.90]
[Baked Fish: RM15.90]
Sunday, February 04, 2007
Baby On The Way
Baby has been extremely good. Baby did not cause mummy any morning sickness and is not demanding any particular diet (fortunately for daddy!). Baby is now mildly active, sommersaulting once in a while but never when daddy tries to feel baby. Baby is shy... ;-)
Don't ask us baby's gender. We don't know either and we don't want to know yet. Guess we'll all have to wait until June... (any punters out there?)
[Daddy & Mummy at 21 weeks]
[Daddy & Mummy at 23 weeks]
Saturday, February 03, 2007
Chew City Laksa Curry
[Chew City Cafe]
[Mixed Laksa Curry: This is after we stirred up all the ingredients... we asked for the infamous curdled pig's blood to be excluded]
Thursday, February 01, 2007
Another happy news: Angie completed her exam script-marking today. Yay!