Monday, October 31, 2005

I am Good

How evil are you?

I found this blog quiz from one of the Chinese blog, interesting right?

However the result surprisingly good, I swear to God, I didn’t cheat at all, just answer the question with my heart, so I hope you guys have fun.

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Thursday, October 27, 2005

Back on track

few snaps from the cafe scene.

I thought I was a member of desperate club (not desperate housewives LOL) few weeks back, not only because I was freaked out and helplessly needed a warm body to hug with, although my doggie can accomplish the mission, but still I need a human body…… almost reach the stage of 18sx, hahahaha

After all, the hush time that I got finally over when two of my buddies back on track, they seem disappeared from the earth with no time, suddenly came back and they were waving their hands to me, yes they are home.

So we went out for dinning as usual, flirting with few strangers and the waiter (already became our friend), despite the Star Walk in Alor Star is quite suck, but we create our own bubble of flirtation environment, hahahaha so eager to flirt, we are sick.

However, with the technology of wireless, I brought my laptop and subscribed with hotspot, hehehe I am blogging in a café with two gossipers around, they haven’t find out I am teasing about them, cause they are so busy to discuss their DATE……..

Oh my God, I am the only one with no DATE. (Forced to amend, they have no DATE, just occasionally social activities, LOL)

Wednesday, October 26, 2005

Bite Me

Yummy colourful delicacies.

A lot of bloggers who love the food preview here, should come as often as you can, satisfaction guaranteed, LOL.

So the other days when I talked about my blog with one of my friend, he suggested I should changed my blog to a Food Blog instead of a New Journey, he even got me a name, he suggested “Bite Me”.

Mmmm, the name sound seducing, I doubt bloggers will like “Bite Me”, but I promised to mention it in my blog, just to open for discussion, any of you who like it please tell me, I will consider it.

Malaysia style salad? I think this can “Gado-gado”.

However, when I came across with the “Bite Me” term, the foods here in Malaysia really have that power, which make you so tempting just for a Bite.

The colour especially, any colour in a rainbow, you can get it from our food here, this is the reason I like teatime, colourful delicacies which can be sweet or savory that brings you joy, the best is after the hectic day or tight schedule.

Okay, I am going for some bites now, see you guy later……

Friday, October 21, 2005

Praying Part I

Joss sticks is a must when a prayer performing their praying.

Although I am Chinese, but I am not really understand the whole praying culture for the Chinese community, not only because there are too many deities, there are also too many forms of presenting their prayer.

So when I covered an opening of the new temple by the local assemblyman, I was confused if it should categorize the temple as Taoism, but I doubt it’s accurate.

Most the Chinese believe that deities like to eat fruits and Chicken.

What’s a shame, but I was not really bothered since I was not going to categorize the temple in my story. Then I was thinking of my blog, if I want to tell something about my own culture, I should find out the complete details.

However, there is too many praying activities in own community, so I decided not to talk thing too specifically, since it is too complicated, just let the picture tells the story, so now enjoy the VIEW.

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Wednesday, October 19, 2005

Puri Fever

An Indian chef is cooking the Puris.

I like food, as I always mention about food in my blog.

Not because I was born in the food paradise and worked as a food critic before, just like the old Chinese believes that food and sex have the same orgasm, mmmmm chocolate is the best example, LOL.

In Malaysia, due to the country's colourful culture and ethnic backgrounds, we are lucky enough to have variety cuisines.

For this time, I want to share something about Indian cuisine, have you ever hear about PURI? I tried to search in Google with the keyword of “Puri + Food”, there are 567,000 results, and surprisingly there are also many of the recipes that teach you how to cook Puri, interesting.

Puri is also served with difference curries like the other breads.

As from the result I got from Google, there is a website translated Puri as Crispy Indian Snack, but I suppose Puri is a members of the family of Indian breads, which is authentically Punjabi.

Atta flour is used to make Puri. The dough to make Puri is similar to that of the Chapatti, only less moist. Chickpea curry is usually served along with hot Puris, and it is also often served with Hindu vegetarian meals.

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Sunday, October 16, 2005

Coffee Smoke

Most of my friends are crazy about Coffee but not me, practically I have a weak stomach, which coffee will easily cause me diarrhea.

So I must be allergy to coffee, yeah it sounds so bad.

The coffee beans just finish roasting.

I am not here to sing the “no coffee” song but I am going to tell my dear bloggers something related to coffee, the title should sounds like this, “the making of 3 in 1 coffee”.

Okay, 3 in 1 coffee is a common term to describe instant coffee in Malaysia, surprisingly in small state like Kedah, there is so many factories are producing instant coffee.

this is coffee not Tar, LOL.

So the other day I was covering an assignment where the deputy minister was visiting one of the local factory, and FYI it was an instant coffee manufacturer, expected to see a lot of coffee beans.

However, Instead of just having the coffee beans in view, we were just on time, where the workers just finish roasting the beans and cooling it with fans.

Smoky coffee......

Try to imaging the view, when the beans hot enough to burn your lip, they were using the high speed fans to cool it down, so the smoke was blowing everyway with the smell of coffee.

I believe this is a heaven to many of you, but trust me, this is a hell to me……

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Saturday, October 15, 2005

New New Journey

After few days busy with works and FLU, finally I managed to get myself back on track, I am back to my blogging world again, hurray!!!

Well, since this is like a new born baby, perhaps it has been reborn few times after all kind of disaster happened to my blog, thank GOD I am still alive, so I must stop rambling before I get my blog into trouble again…..zzzzzzzz

So after leaving my blog out-of-date for few days, I want to thank those who keep visiting my blog, I know you guys always here, like Marco, Jalberto, Sumini, Philip, Mensa Barbie, Thomas, rambler, bao, HUDA, jej byvaly, Omni and the rest.

Then I hope my blogging routine will back to normal, really wish to post at least one nice story a day, like what I did before, mmmmmm need more courage on this.

Of course I tend to work on quality instead of quantity, so I will try my best. See ya.

Monday, October 10, 2005

Where is all the good food?

Due to the lighthing not strong enough in the restaurant and I dared not use my flash light to get attention from the diner, this is what I could get in the view.

I need good food, especially now.

Do you know how SUCK I am now? During the Muslim’s fasting month and the Chinese’s Nine Emperor Gods festival, here in Kedah basicly have no good foods in the morning and afternoon.

Most of the good Malays restaurant close in daytime due to the fasting thing, and no offense but basicly the Chinese foods here is tasteless and flat, yet the worse part is I don’t choice at all.

So I have been skipped my meal for the past few days, but wonder how long I can survive like this since I have not much to diet for.

However, my Diva Alina drove me and Fairul down to Butterworth (around 110km from Alor Star), just to have their fast breaking meal at Victorial Station, I finnally had my tasty and juicy spare rib, thank gods.

FYI, I formerly stayed in the food paradise where people always say “there is no one die here cause by starving, but die with the reason of lazy, because in my hometown, there is so bloody convienence to get good food anywhere.

Anyway, I have a question, Kedah is not so far from Penang, but why does the taste has so much difference, its like east west in the earth, not connected and not even close, OMG.

Sunday, October 09, 2005

Two bloggers been jailed

Two bloggers jailed for making racist remarks online in the newspaper headline.

Aiyaya, this morning I was shocked with the newspaper headline: Two bloggers jailed for making racist remarks online.

I am speechless about it, just share the news here for bloggers-awareness.

News updated taken from Channel News Asia:

SINGAPORE : For the first time, two Singaporeans have been sentenced to jail for posting racist remarks online.

28-year-old Benjamin Koh Seng Huat, a kennel keeper at an animal shelter, has been sentenced to one month's jail.

Separately, the court sentenced 25-year-old former assistant marketing manager, Nicholas Lim Yew, to serve one day in jail and a maximum fine of $5,000.

He pleaded guilty to making racist remarks on his web blog which sparked off more than 200 comments.

Lim, whose postings were regarded less serious than Koh's by the court, was also charged under the Sedition Act.

Full story can find here in Channel News

Another story about the interview with the bloggers by

More story in Electric New Paper.

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Saturday, October 08, 2005

Fun With Numbers

I found this game from Silverdad, quite fun but I only got my phone number at the end without the area code, maybe the game is specially for American user.

here is the game started with.

Find a calculator.

Punch in the first three digits of your phone number (do not use the Area Code).

Multiply by 80.

Add in 1.

Multiply by 250.

Add the last 4 digits of your phone number (Example: If your phone is 206-555-1234, add 1234).

Add the last 4 digits of your phone number again.

Subtract 250.

Divide number by 2.

When you hit the equal key, you will then see your phone number with area code.

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Friday, October 07, 2005

What Gender Is Your Brain?

What? My brain is 53.33% Female, 46.67% Male.

When I read the result that almost cause me heart-attacked, I tried very hard to calm down and finish the result.

Your brain is a healthy mix of male and female
You are both sensitive and savvy
Rational and reasonable, you tend to keep level headed
But you also tend to wear your heart on your sleeve

What’s a relief, I thought my brain was a “transsexual” (no offense). Although I am not a HUNK, but I consider myself a manly kind person, lucky the result said this is a healthy mix of male and female, hey man, I am healthy, LOL.

Have fun gals and guys, What Gender Is Your Brain?

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Thursday, October 06, 2005

Nine Emperor Gods

The Chinese in Malaysia now having their Nine Emperor Gods festival, but what is this?

Okay, The Nine Emperor Gods are part of a spirit-medium cult known locally as “Jieu Hwang Yeh”. These Nine Deities are believed to dwell in the stars in heaven under the reign of “Thien Hou” - the Queen of Heaven.

The devotee pierced a hard steel stick through his cheek to hold the bicycle. (Picture courtesy of L.S.Yeoh)

The Festival of the Nine Emperor Gods falls in the ninth month of the Chinese lunar calendar, and this festival normally celebrating at least 9 days, some of them included the eve and make it 10 days.

This is how the devotee holds the bicycle and walk on the street shoeless. (Picture courtesy of B.A.Teoh)

However, devotees will only eat vegetarian food in this 9 or 10 days, and if they are sincere enough, they won’t get burn if they walk through the “fire bridge” or not even get cut if they climb the “knife mountain” or “glasses alley”

So the festival this year happen to fall in 3 Oct, and 2 of my friends managed to take some pictures while they were witnessing the “sincere person” went through all the “Fear Factor” challenges, and here you are for the pics.

Despite been “threw” on a stake of broken glasses, the devotee who believe sincere enough and protected by the Nine Emperor Gods, won’t get any injury. (Picture courtesy of B.A.Teoh)

The said:

The festive started on the eve of its first day in the ninth month of the Chinese lunar calendar, and temples of the Deities hold a ceremony to invoke and welcome the Nine Emperor Gods.

The devotee jumped from the ladder and landed on a stake of broken glasses, his bum is safe from breeding. (Picture courtesy of B.A.Teoh)

Since the arrival of the Nine Emperor Gods is believed to be through the waterways, processions are held from temples to the sea-shore or river to symbolise this belief. Devotees dressed in traditional white, carrying joss-sticks and candles, await the arrival of their “Excellencies”.

Not get cut from glasses is small matter, this devotee can even eat the glasses. (Picture courtesy of B.A.Teoh)

A carnival-like atmosphere pervades the temple throughout the nine-day festival. During this period of time, the constant tinkling of a prayer bell and chants from the temple priests are heard. Most devotees stay at the temple, take vegetarian meals and recite continuous chanting of prayer.

A procession to send the Nine Emperor Gods home then takes place to complete the rites of this religious festival.

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Wednesday, October 05, 2005

New Journey

This is a blog of the old blogger that just back on his blog journey.

For the beginning of the new journey, he promised his friend, Roberto to talk about his NeoCounter.

Just click on the flag, you can see the map.

What is NeoCounter? It is a great counter that can detect where are your visitors come from, and besides just showing the flag, they show you the map as well, so thoughtful.

Don’t get me wrong, I have nothing to gain from promoting NeoCounter, not even credits, hehehe but just want to share a good stuff they came out.

Drop by sometime to try the counter!

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