Jul 202014
 

Salam Ramadhan 2014!

Sorry there has been a lack of updates for this blog for a while. Last month I’ve been very sick, and this month I’ve been very busy and also, it seems that during this Ramadhan, I’ve been very tired that I end up sleeping most of the time. My sleeping pattern has screwed up due to FIFA World Cup 2014 which ended last week (Germany! Woot!)

Eid celebration is about a week away. Wow, time sure flies so fast! Like so rapid! I miss the time when I was young and for the whole Ramadhan, you could feel the aura, the atmosphere, the great Ramadhan and Eid feeling. Now I feel it’s just like every other normal day. The only difference is you don’t get to eat, but I don’t feel like it’s Ramadhan or Eid celebration is coming up. :(

I have a few blog posts about Ramadhan bazaar that I want to share within the next few days! Just try to bear with me. I’m gonna be so busy next week with a lot of stuff to do, house cleaning, and preparation for Hari Raya.

Also, on a different note…

I want to take this opportunity to express my sincere and heartfelt condolences to the families of #MH17 passengers and crew that perished in the crash this week.

This year has been very hard for us Malaysians, and the issue with the missing #MH370 has not been solved yet and we have another tragedy that is so extreme that it’s hard for me to talk about it. I can’t imagine what the family must be feeling right now, to lose their loved ones, especially for Malaysian Muslims who will be celebrating Eid in a week. Must be so devastating.

May the souls rest in peace and al-fatihah to Muslim victims.
My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Justice for MH17!

 

Justice for MH17

 

 

May 082014
 

A short while ago, I heard about a new burger joint opening nearby at Greentown called ‘Burger Camp‘. I don’t remember exactly how I found out about it.. I have a feeling it was through facebook’s page recommendation after I liked a food related page. Anyways. It’s about time we have a dedicated burger joint in Ipoh. I’ve been so sick with just eating McDonald’s or KFC. Sure we have the famous grilled burger like Rawang Burger Bakar etc. but they’re quite far from me.

After seeing all the pictures in their facebook page, I decided to give Burger Camp Ipoh a shot.

Burger Camp Review @ Greentown Ipoh

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May 072014
 

Back in February, I had a solo birthday trip to KL to see my friend. It was just a day trip and my return train was at about 6.30 pm. After half a day of karaoke-ing at Red Box, I still had about 2 hours to kill. Before I head back to KL Sentral, my friend and I decided we’d chill for a bit and grab something to eat. We had difficulties choosing because we had heavy lunch at Red Box. And then finally we agreed on Popeyes.

Popeyes Midvalley Kuala Lumpur

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Apr 162014
 

It’s hard to get a good ‘char kway teow’ here in Ipoh. Or maybe I haven’t found the one that I like yet. I like them to be slightly soupy, with a strong taste of the ‘burn’ or ‘char’. Without the taste of the ‘burn’, it’ll be just another fried kway teow, wouldn’t it?

The most popular places for ‘warung’ style food with almost every ‘warung’ selling char kway teow would be Dataran MBI.. also known as MBI Terrace located in Greentown business center.  I was confused with which stall we want to choose because to be honest, I’ve tried a couple before and none of the char kway teow were good and not worth the amount they were charging us. They were very soupy, with barely any ingredients. Taste weren’t good either.

As I was walking, trying to figure out where and what to eat, some guys from stall No 15 kept inviting to try their char kway teow. They were boasting how good their char kway teow is. After a short while of persuasion, I gave in and decided to try. I told them if the food is not good, I’m not paying it haha. But they guaranteed it would be.


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Apr 032014
 

Early last month, my friend from KL came to Ipoh and stayed at The Haven Lakeside Residences Ipoh. To be precise, it is located in Tambun, near Sunway City Ipoh, where The Banjaran Hotsprings RetreatThe Lost World Tambun are located. It was the first time I heard of The Haven Ipoh and I also have never heard of Best Western before. You can google about them to find out more, or click the links at the end of this post. I will also review The Haven in details in my personal blog soon. Once I’ve done the review, I’ll edit this post with the link to the review.

While you can buy the luxurious condominium there, they also offer 100 contemporary guest rooms. Price of course doesn’t come cheap, and it came as a surprise to me when I heard it considering this is Ipoh and not KL. If you are a nature lover, this place is perfect for you as it is surrounded by beautiful lake, huge swimming pool area and lots of greens! It’s perfect as a nature retreat and just to unwind, chill, relax and forget about the busy and hectic life to enjoy tranquility. The place is absolutely beautiful even though it’s quite isolated and lonely but that’s the point right? A getaway from the busy city?

the haven lakeside residences ipohPhoto: Best Western Premier

My friend and I, we hung out at Starbucks Tambun until late at night. The distance between The Haven and my house is quite far. By night time, Ipoh city becomes a dead city. I think Ipoh people go to bed by 9 pm. So when we left Starbucks Tambun, it was almost 1 am. After I sent her back to The Haven, I realized it was too dangerous for me to drive back alone especially with the increasing crime rates lately. I decided to stay the night with her.

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