The Capital and the Food Capital

My last post was getting by July and gosh, we’re now nearing the end of September (time to wake Green Day up? :P). Time passes too fast I can’t keep up with flipping the calendars at home, least to say blogging on time each month. But the past month or so has been rather happening for me – two KL trips and a Penang trip.

TRIP #1

First KL trip was for work and I got to meet my HOD plus other colleagues based in KL, though just a small percentage of the whole group. It feels so very different working in KL compared to Miri – most probably due to the 10x difference in scale, but it was a good experience overall and offered a glimpse of how KL worklife is like. Never know where God will place me one day, though I’m more than contented with working in Miri. On a side note, it was my first time having Hot seat on Air Asia and having a big hotel room to myself. Simply awesome. :D

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Ippudo Ramen with the clowns after my first karaoke session of the year at Redbox! Miss our crazy karaoke marathons at Pearl City…

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Spaghetti with garlic and salmon at Tokyo Pastry, Avenue K. Good stuff.

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Hokkaido cupcakes by the hotel window after work.

 

TRIP #2

Just a week after coming back from KL, it was the department trip to Penang! :) Malaysia’s food paradise lived up to its name, could only wish my tummy can take in more food and that I have more time to explore this UNESCO site. Georgetown boasts a rich collection of British and Chinese-influenced architecture from the olden days, not only the famous attractions but also other shops in the town area. It’s great to see that these are being preserved well and not being torn down to make way for modern skyscrapers despite the land area limitations.

At the White Coffee flagship store.

Group pic! :D

Take off for parasailing! :D

Take off for parasailing! :D

Embracing the sky.

Embracing the sky.

Ferringhi Beach.

Ferringhi Beach.

Ferringhi Garden Restaurant.

Ferringhi Garden Restaurant.

Helen's Handmade bunnies. :P

Helen’s Handmade bunnies. :P

Our hotel! Quite new and clean, near Lorong Selamat on Macalister Road.

Our hotel! Quite new and clean, near Lorong Selamat on Macalister Road.

Supper time nyeheheh. Chee cheong fun!

Supper time nyeheheh. Chee cheong fun!

Ice kacang. Could use one right now.

Ice kacang. Could use one right now.

Dim sum. Never goes wrong!

Dim sum. Never goes wrong!

3D Museum.

3D Museum.

Adeline the bully!!

Adeline the bully!!

Spiderman must be tired of seeing people clinging to this wall everyday.

Spiderman must be tired of seeing people clinging to this wall everyday.

Baba and Nyonya House/Penang Peranakan Mansion.

Baba and Nyonya House/Penang Peranakan Mansion.

Tasteful interior.

Tasteful interior.

The giant cat and us.

The giant cat and us.

Met up with my lovely teacher of 5 years in high school! She's still so warm and bubbly. :)

Met up with my lovely teacher of 5 years in high school! She’s still so warm and bubbly. :)

On top of Penang Hill.

On top of Penang Hill.

Penang in the haze??

Penang in the haze??

No one to hang a lock with...can only help strangers couple take pictures. Story of my life.

No one to hang a lock with…can only help strangers couple take pictures. Story of my life.

Breakfast before church!

Breakfast before church on Sunday morning!

Church of our Lady of Sorrow.

Church of our Lady of Sorrow.

Kuay teow soup.

Kuay teow soup.

The RM7 dumplings...

The RM7 dumplings…

Hostel for our extended night's stay. - Chulia Heritage Hotel.

Hostel for our extended night’s stay. – Chulia Heritage Hotel.

Get drooling at China House!

Get drooling at China House! Thanks for bringing me here and to all the other places Miss Penang! :D Great to meet up with ya.

Best tiramisu I've ever had!

Best tiramisu I’ve ever had!

Some pasta with a hint of Assam Laksa lol.

Some pasta with a hint of Assam Laksa lol.

At the entrance of Chiong Fatt Tze Mansion.

At the entrance of Chiong Fatt Tze Mansion.

Loh Mee. Love the chilli!

Loh Mee. Love the chilli!

Straits Quay courtyard.

Straits Quay courtyard.

An old street in town.

An old street in town.

Bustling morning pasar near Komtar.

Bustling morning pasar near Komtar.

Wantan Mee. The one thing that's much much better in Miri.

Wantan Mee. The one thing that’s much much better in Miri.

Char Kuay Kak.

Char Kuay Kak.

TRIP #3

KL trip number 2 was a holiday trip, since both my dad and sis are there. It seemed like I ate almost as much as I did in Penang! Also aimed to do some decent shopping in KL this time round but ended up grabbing most of my buys only on the last day after checking out of hotel lol. Oh well, meeting friends beats scanning clothes racks and fishing for price tags.

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The fountains at KLCC Lake Symphony are beautiful! Wanted to go back again but didn’t have time. Next trip!

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Pretty colours!

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Photobomb >=(

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Twin Towers in its night glory.

Sunday mass at St. John's Cathedral.

Sunday mass at St. John’s Cathedral.

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Tea braised chicken at Purple Cane Tea.

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Zeeching trying to get a table….”It’s 45 minutes waiting time…” D:

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Settled for Pastis with the girls instead! Tiramisu, creme brulee (I’m insisting it tastes like salted egg yolk!), chocolate cake, scones with clotted cream and strawberry jam, chocolates, mushroom quiche, tomato bruschetta, ham and cheese sandwiches. *stuffed*

Got bored waiting for le mum trying on shoes...:P

Mall times..Got bored waiting for le mum trying on shoes…:P

Fish head vermicelli at Taste Enclave, Pavilion. Good food and service albeit being on pricey side.

Fish head vermicelli at Taste Enclave, Pavilion. Good food and service albeit being on pricey side.

Fried fish for the vermicelli.

Fried fish for the vermicelli.

Spaghetti with Swedish meatballs and gooseberry jam.

Spaghetti with Swedish meatballs and gooseberry jam.

 

Happy birthday to my flatmate of 2 years! Thanks for everything :)) No space to list them all out here. Stay cheery and please treat your new bee friend well.

Happy birthday to my flatmate of 2 years! Thanks for everything :)) No space to list them all out here. Stay cheery and please treat your new bee well hehe.

Tossed pasta with chicken at The Apartment, The Curve.

Tossed pasta with chicken at The Apartment, The Curve.

Forgot the name. Very tomatoey pasta. :D

Forgot the name. Very tomatoey pasta. :D

Baked fish with potatoes.

Baked fish with potatoes.

Meeting its new owner.

Meeting its new owner.

The much raved about bakery - Tous les Jours, just a stone's throw away from Pavilion/Lot 10.

The much raved about bakery – Tous les Jours, just a stone’s throw away from Pavilion/Lot 10.

Ham and cheese omelette.

Ham and cheese omelette.

Pastries nomnomnom.

Pastries nomnomnom.

Can I just describe bread as beautiful?

Can I describe bread as beautiful?

Okay, no more pics, bedtime! Toodles :P

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