Today is our country’s 53rd Independence Day from the British rule. this is a day when we were liberated from the British colony and were able to decide for ourselves what and how our country should be run.
For the rest of us who were not yet born, celebrating every year on this day, means having the day off to go shopping, travel overseas, balik kampung or just sleep in and watch the Day’s parade around the country . This day may not mean much to us unlike to our parents or grandparents.
so the question is how do we show our patriotism? Hanging the National flag at our house compound, or car antenna is a good way to show patriotism. Even talking about our independence with friends is a good way to remind Us how lucky we are. We must instill this spirit of patriotism or knowledge of how Malaysia has advanced so much in 53 years to our children lest they will forget the past.
With time, society and culture will evolve and remembering how we fought our freedom is something that we must cherish forever for generations to come.
Let’s be proud that we are Malaysians!
1Malaysia Menjana Transformasi!!
Let’s ALL Join Hands to be One Malaysia and be the source for Transformation,
This photo shows Nasi Tumpeng, originated from Indonesia.It is a very popular dish for all occasions. It looks presentable and from the photo it looks delicious if you are a nyonya food,indon food or spicy food fan like me. THe yellow cone shaped rice looks very mouth watering, accompanied by side dishes to complement it, ie. fried chicken with spices, fried egg with shrimp paste, pickled vegetables and more.
I will be checking it out in the next few days and let you know of my verdict.
It is that season of the year again, the muslims fast for 1 month during this Ramadan and this is the time where you can find dozens of variety of food of your choice available all at one place. from hawker stalls in Satok to 5 star hotels. This is also the time where we must watch our weight and watch what we eat.
I was at Pullman hotel recently and saw their 14 stations all lined up outside their Puzzle restaurant at the balcony area. Go check it out and break your fasts there if you are a muslim. If you are a non-muslim, just check out the variety of food there to satisfy your food desire.
Bon Appetite and if you are a muslim, Selamat Berbuka Puasa!
Having stayed in big city for several years, the weekend was always spent either shopping, watching a movie or just napping, I was curious how Kuching folks spent their Saturday afternoon. So I asked a few friends and here is what I found out and here was what I did.
Sarawakians have so much more advantange than city folks as they have the choice to do some of the activities below:
1) Go shopping at Spring Mall, Boulevard or the few shopping centre near Waterfront. Go window shopping, enjoy the FREE air-cond and watch cinema at the top floor.
2) Go outskirt where they probably own a piece of land and tend to their plantation or fruit orchard. My late father used to do that bringing with him a few workers and tend to our hundreds of rambutan trees and pepper crop there.
3) Sleep to distress after a stressful work week which is a universal hobby
4) If you are a “tai-tai” of the rich, have high tea at the Kuching hotels in the city and gossip about the week’s happenings.
5) Go do some outdoor activity like go fishing near Muara Tebas or angling at the bridge heading towards Sejingkat.
6) Go rock climbing somewhere.
7) Go trekking at Borneo Highland
Go Deep sea fishing
8) Head on to the huge state library across the river and either read some interesting books there.
9) Or just simply go eat rojak, prawn fritters, ABC at the very popular coffee shop off Rubber Road in the city. The stall used to be located beside Old Rex cinema. They close at around 5pm.
What did I do over the lazy weekend? Well, I was driving towards Spring Mall and I found the place jammed and I figured that my time is well worth more than getting stuck for an hour in a jam, I decided to head on to Old Rex coffee shop and tucked in on some ice cold ABC/cendol and some fried tibits. Get lazy and just purrrrr…. away
Recently, my mother introduced me to The Little Hainan. Whenever anyone mention Little Hainan, what comes to one’s mind? The Hainanese Chicken Rice or the charcoal toasted bread splattered with kaya and butter.
So we arrive there and I surveyed the surrounding environment. Pretty cozy. The place is well decorated too. I like the place. I ordered their reknowned Hainese Chicken rice. It came in 3 mini balls of rice complete with chicken and pickles.
Now, those balls of rice looked familiar. I remember eating similar concept of balls of rice being served in a coffee shop in Ipoh town and Melaka too I believe.
Well, the dish looked tantalizing and I suddenly enjoyed the food. I have also tried their “Kou-Bak” ( stew pork) previously and it was good but when I ate there the second time, I find the meat a bit tough though. Having said that, I still think the place is worth a visit if you happen to be around third mile or Jalan Keretapi. It is located at a corner of a shoplot and just opposite KTS block of Apartments, near 3rd mile Mc Donald restaurant, Kuching.