Wednesday, 1 October 2014

Food Truck

In the real world, I semakin jarang hang out with friends. I usually go out with my cousins (since everyone live 10 minutes away from each other) or my colleagues (macam tak cukup jumpa kat office kan?). Bukan mengelak, simply because I don't have enough time and these people are those within reach.

Also because, I usually don't want to go outside of my own area. Same for my colleagues and cousins. Lagi pula I've been working for an exhausting exhibition. Balik dah lewat, penat tapi lapar - nak makan tapi taknak berat, nak dekat2. This define the exact situation I was in 7 weeks ago.

I left the office quite late, 9 something I think. Called up my cousins from next door. Ajak teman makan. So when I got home, picked them up, fikir nak makan apa, make our way to the place - kedai pun tutup. We first went to Cafe Lapis and Pop's in Wangsa Maju - only to arrive at exactly the time they are closing. By that time it was already 11.

Ya (bless her soul) came up with a brilliant suggestion. "Nak tak try my friend's food truck kat Wangsa Melawati? Dia bukak malam-malam." So off we go to our discovery of our favourite new eatery (and ermm my obssession?).

Day 1 - sampai, duduk, order, makan beria-ria sebab lapar gila. I ordered the steak cheese sandwich by recommendation of the cook. The first bite was soooooo good! I was torn in between saying SO GOOD and stuffing my face with the sandwich. Its a very simple meal really. But we had good amount of tender beef, oozing cheese sauce, with caramelized onion on soft steamed bun. All that for RM5 per portion. Pinat and Syaniz had fettucine alfredo while Ya had the cheeseburger. Super nice supper for all of us.

Next day, we came again. This time with Ayaq since he's heard the food was good. All 5 of us ordered steak cheese sandwich (first round) and various orders for the second round. Lebih meriah kan? That was the last time we managed to get seats easily after 10pm.

I was contemplating if I should be further promoting this place, now a days we need to be there before the truck arrives in order to get our food fast. The que is loooooong and people actually stay and repeat their order. It's good to see that business is blooming for them but I need to rent a table for myself. Haha!

Or do as what Ya and Ayaq did, bring their own table! (And they say I was embarrassing when I had the umbrella opened to shed us. Chaitt!)

I have taken friends and family here because Im still in this hype for their food (mungkin juga ada sedikit ulterior motive). I've been there numerous times sampai the guy knows my name already. Datang ramai mana, sesapa pun yang order, he'll call out my name. Ecehh regular customer.

But main reason I'll still return is because everything is just so simple and easy. Simple set-up, simple food, easy for me to come, easy to get people to gather there, easy on the eyes, simply senang dan menyenangkan. Here's a picture of the truck and their social media details for you to find out more about them.

Monday, 29 September 2014

Bali Birthday Trip: Last Day aka Culture Day

Let's finish this off! Then I can get started on Chagar Hutang post.

On the final day of our Bali trip, we decided to go and experience a little bit of their culture. Lets face it, Bali is super rich with culture and we didnt even touch the tip of it.

This is the only morning the boys didnt go for a swim. Everyone were high (on food) the night before, but I did! The joy of being able to hog the pool to myself!

Our first stop was, to the craft centre. Bought some as souvenirs, and then to the botanic garden of some sort to try kopi luwak and all these different type of coffee and tea. Gratisssss! We love free things!


Had lunch dekat mana eh? Dah tak ingat. Kintamani I think. The view was supposed to be great. But it was all misty and cold and mysterious for us. We met Linda Onn there. A fellow Malaysian. LOL.

Next, shopping time!!! To Ubud we go. This place is famous for their arts and craft and all those nick nacks that were quite heavy and bulky to bring back once you start shopping because you didnt realise you've actually bought for the whole of Kuala Lumpur. I kid you not!

Ain and I bought a few heavy bowls for our mums/as wedding gifts. And then when we got to Malaysia, some broke. Hati juga patah ketika itu. Almost at the same time we thought to ourselves, why the hell do we not just buy dream catchers which are so pretty and not at all costly - as gifts? Kicked ourselves in the butt until today still. This tiedye store, I found SELEPAS dah habis duit shopping kat Pasar Ubud. Padahal cross jalan je dah boleh sampai. Menetes I! Takpelah next time, InsyaAllah!

I want to show you the view of Ubud, Unlike Kuta, Legian, Lovina, Seminyak, Uluwatu and Nusa Dua which is near to the beach or has the view of the sea, Ubud's view is....sawah padi!

It's quite calming. I wouldn't mind going back and staying in Ubud the next time. And to make sure I go for hours and hours of spa. Bukan macam haritu. Terkejar-kejar, so Ain and I only got to go for an hour of massage at Mustika Ratu - inside the mall while the boys went shopping. Still great though.

You've been great Bali. I look forward to go back there.

Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Terima Kasih

Assalammualaikum God, I thank you for what you had given me this week. This that doesnt come to me often but I truly appreciate. Both of it.

For one, I come to terms that I may not get it every month but Alhamdulillah. It does come more often now than before. I appreciate the fact that I still am a woman. Though with flaws.

Secondly, for the opportunity to be with people I have loved all my life and who loves me all these while, even when I dont feel I deserve to be loved. If You by any chance is creating more reason for me to love, I openly and eagerly accept. InsyaAllah.

Tuesday, 19 August 2014

Seeking Serendipity

I borrowed this. Some strike straight to the heart.

Jika tiada rezeki anak,
mungkin diberikan rezeki mertua yang baik.
Maka kita lebih bahagia dari anak yang liar.

Jika tiada rezeki wang ringgit,
mungkin diberikan rezeki kesihatan.
Maka kita lebih bahagia dari kerisauan menjaga harta dunia.

Jika tiada rezeki kereta mewah,
mungkin diberikan rezeki kenderaan yang jarang menimbulkan masalah.
Maka kita lebih bahagia dari membayar kerosakan yang mahal.

Jika tiada rezeki rumah yang besar,
mungkin diberikan rezeki makanan yang tidak pernah putus.
Maka kita lebih bahagia dari si gelandangan.

Jika tiada rezeki pasangan yang cantik,
mungkin diberikan rezeki pasangan yang baik dan pandai menguruskan rumahtangga.
Maka kita lebih bahagia kerana hidup berteman dan terjaga segala.

Jika tiada rezeki jodoh,
mungkin diberikan rezeki umur ibu bapa yang panjang.
Maka kita lebih bahagia dapat berbakti sepenuhnya pada orang tua.

Jika tiada rezeki hari ini,
mungkin ada rezeki yang lebih baik pada esok hari.
Maka kita lebih bahagia kerana rezeki yang tidak dijangka.

Probably Allah has saved a better guy for you. Kita tak tau. Maybe you'll meet him next year, maybe in ten years, maybe twenty, but eventually you will. In the mean time Allah spoils you with rezeki in another form yang orang lain tak dapat. You quit your job, senang dapat kerja lain. Your career is progressing. Some people can't get a job at all.

Thursday, 7 August 2014

Post-Raya Syndrome?

I think I need help.

It's only been a few days. But already I'm noticing that I might have a small hole somewhere in my heart. Not literally! I have been unhappy. There I said it.

True something happened. But I resolved it. Well, I think I resolved it. Cukuplah buat masa sekarang untuk terima jawapan yang dah diberi. Will not think too much about it. Not wholly trusting, but accepting.

I don't know why. I suddenly have this longing feeling. Of what I dont know. Its a feeling that stays through out the day and linger at night. Kenapa? Withdrawal ke? Is it because I've continuously been surrounded by many family members for a week? Am I missing the kemeriahan? What is it?

I can't point it out. Everyday I wake up, go to work, surrounded by colleagues, do my job. Try my best to deliver. I see work related people at Open Houses, go to meetings, spent time after work with colleagues. Do all the things I usually do. But that feeling stays!

I try to live everyday as normal as I can. No one will actually say I look bothered or sad. Because I'm not feeling miserable. I'm just unhappy.

And its tough to share because I dont know what is making me unhappy!!!

OK. I'm annoyed.

Friday, 1 August 2014

Salam Aidilfitri 1435

Of late I realised I prefer to be a bit more reclusive than the extrovert that I am. Dah penat being surrounded by stupid people who talk without thinking. I am temperamental, I am easily angered. Jadi sebelum I accidentally on purpose shoot down tell off orang tak pasal-pasal, I'll just shut myself out.

Keep negativities out and just be happy within my circle. That does not mean I don't owe people apologies. To all that I have hurt and wronged unintentionally, forgive me. And for those that took offence from what I said and did, my sincere apologies.

Lets start over and just spread love.
Dunia tak lama dah. Masa tak panjang nak breed hatred and then try to make amends. Maka lebih eloklah kita tak sediakan ruang untuk perasaan tak best. Kalau wujud jugak, maybe you should just leave the person. Seriously.

Forgive, be forgiven and stay away.

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Enough about that! Marilah kita menikmati keriuhan dan kekecohan ABCB di White House, Pekan, Pahang. (And also my shameless promotion through ootd shots)

Thursday, 3 July 2014

Still a girl afterall...

When I first started work, I had bad sense of dressing. It was that transition from the carefree college girl to a corporate woman. But actually inside, (even now) Im just a tomboy in my own comfortable skin.

My dad, saw this as an alarming sign. So one night during our usual supper date he told me "each month, keep aside some money for you to buy clothes. Allocate some for your wardrobe. You need to dress better". I didn't had enough then. So there wasn't much for me to work on.

Now, I gotta say Alhamdulillah. I may not be drop dead gorgeous but can laaaa hide that tomboy when needed. Thank you for your advice Abah! But I didn't know that I will be (almost) addicted to buying things I look pretty in. Girls..

Disclaimer: this post appeared to sooth my guilt for impulsively purchasing a super cantik pants that I dont actually need but totally have fallen in love with.