Thursday, March 31, 2011

TGI Friday's on Tuesday

We luxuriated ourselves in a sumptuous dinner on Tuesday to celebrate a glad news from workplace.

We chose TGI Friday's as it is near to our place yet the food is delicious and ambiance is conducive.

Ordered three "unusual" main courses: beef bacon cheeseburger, chicken and shrimp diablo, double-stack chicken quesadillas. We normally have steak in TGI Friday's as the steak there is beyond praise. However this time, we decided to try something new.

The chicken and shrimp Diablo was simply too delectable. The pasta was topped by fresh and seasoned chicken slices and shrimp, as well as the tomato sauce. The chicken and shrimp sautéed in olive oil were so juicy. The richness of the taste was further enriched by the grated Parmesan cheese and oregano. Most importantly there were pieces of cut onion and celery blended in the pasta which made the overall taste fresh instead of cheesy.

The gigantic beef bacon cheeseburger was yummy too. There were layers of taste. The soft bread of heated with butter. The bacon was fried crispy to be topped on the beef-patty covered by melted cheese and mustard. The layer at the bottom consisted of the fresh tomato and chili pepper slices, as well as pickles.

The double-stack chicken quesadillas was nice but didn't bring any surprise. The tortilla was stacked with chicken, cheese, onion and chili pepper. The floured tortilla tasted like the Indian food "Naan". However it was special in a way that it tasted much nicer than the normal Naan. We didn't like the herbal rice though.

Basked ourselves in the scrumptious food!

By the time we finished the three plates of main-course, our stomach stopped us from dessert anymore. We then had a short shopping to let our stomach digest better.

Reward and punishment are the important spices in our life.

Lookout Point Ampang

I finally went to Lookout Point in Ampang. It is the place where we can enjoy the whole horizon of KL city.
vista of the hectic and bustling KL city

The place is good for us to get rid of the rat-race after a day long. You can totally fall into the embrace of gentle breeze with breathtaking scenery relaxing your eyes. Couples can have a tête-à-tête dating and dinner there. Friends can reunite and chat the heart out there.

(uploaded another one with noise smoothed out
after Sophos' suggestion)

There are a few restaurants at the peak, namely Haven, Panorama, Gasoline and Lookout Point.

We thought of sampling the supper at Gasoline as it is the largest restaurant among the four, but ended up in Lookout Point.

Barbecue chicken chop for Alvin

Crabmeat Salad for me

The cost of meal there is reasonable unlike those at The Peak Hong Kong. But to be honest, the view of The Peak Hong Kong is really incomparable. Still, it is a recommended destination for people from all walks of life.

I'm rejuvenated after being unwound by the beauty of nature.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Sg Lembing Trip

Finally went to hike Panaroma Hill at Sg Lembing!

It is really a marvelous trip!

We departed at 130am on Saturday and reached there at around 5am. Without dilly-dallying, we rocketed to the bottom of the hill and started hiking. It was crowded with campers and hikers.

campers obstructing our way

Along the way, we were covered by endless shining stars, shining our way to the peak. We conquered the hill in 45 minutes and were waiting eagerly for the magnificent sunrise. But to our disappointment, it started drizzling!

We quickly opened up our umbrella to continue waiting until the rain subsided and the sky became brighter. However, by the time, the sun already rose to the sky.

sea of clouds

The air is so refreshing

A trip that enhances our friendship

After the photography session, the sky opened up and it was pelting, but we didn't care so much, running our way to the bottom to get our breakfast.

We then called up our guest house's owner to lead us to his house. We bathed, chatted, and play mahjong. Then each of us went into our room for a rest. After slumbering like a log for three hours, our stomach rolled us to awake.

We made our way to the well-known Kemaman Coffee Shop, it is a shop like Old Town.

The coffee is really delicious and unique

After chatting and joking, we went to the famous Teluk Chempedak. It is commercialized unlike the virgin Cherating (it is my favorite place). But still, the scenery is breathtaking.

crowded with picnickers and visitors

We were strolling along the beach at a time, splashing water at another time, and took all sort of pictures. I think all of us got younger 4-5 years at least at that moment. We were so free and relaxed.

And finally we filled up our empty stomach with a scrumptious dinner! It was extremely yummy and cheap! We wolfed down the food like nobody's business.

By the time we reached our guest house, it was already 11pm. We took our shower, then played card game with the penalty of drinking Chivas.

Alvin's flu was getting more serious and finally he declared he cannot join the trip to Rainnbow Waterfall! For the safety sake of everyone, I also didn't join as I afraid I would be too tired to drive after that.

Luckily after a long sleep, Alvin's flu got better and we went out to try the beancurd made by water from the hill while my friends were enjoying themselves at Rainbow Waterfall. The beancurd was ridiculously soft, smooth, silky and palatable.

Though we didn't manage to join the Rainbow Waterfall trip, we were able to catch some private time with the nature for ambling and taking pictures of the little and serene town -Sg Lembing.

the only petrol stand in the town

While waiting for my colleagues to come back from the waterfall, I stole some time to study for the exam I am taking in May. Not bad afterall isn't it? *grin*

Joy and happiness do not always need to be luxurious; things can be simple and good.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Sushi Zanmai

Went to eat sushi finally after yearning for it for quite some time. This is due to the "side effect" of watching the Hong Kong drama 鱼跃在花见.

Let the pictures below do the talking.

Saturday, March 12, 2011


In the effort to get rid of sedentary lifestyle, I dragged Alvin along to go hiking in FRIM with me.

We easily found FRIM after having a google map of the destination at home! (kudos to Google Map, it helps us a lot!) The entrance tickets of FRIM are very cheap, cost only RM1 per person, and RM4 per car.

Once we got down our car, we excitedly ran into the forest.

Started with a proper walkway.

Then we had to pass through all the slippery rocks,

and saw many kind of poisonous mushroom.

but was mesmerized by the melodious water flowing.

Little chilling waterfall

A golden lizard!

We were hiking with no confidence as we didn't know we actually needed to pass through forest at the first place, and we couldn't see any signboard telling us where to go next. I was like sort of losing direction and goal destination,

Two environmentalists were collecting rubbish.

Is this a mushroom?

until we finally passed thru the forest and came to a jogging track.

I was like WTH! We perspired through the forest while there is a proper jogging track.

We then followed the direction to canopy walkway. My another intention of coming to FRIM was to try the canopy walkway.

A narrow canopy walkway!

but it was closed for maintenance. *sigh*

I will surely come back again to try the canopy walkway!

We then made our way back using the jogging path. However it was like three to four times the distance of the path in the forest! I was contented as I tried both the challenging tracks.

The trunk looks fake but it is real

We reached the car park and went home happily. I really love nature! It simply gives me much space for self-reflection, for me to relax!