Monday, March 30, 2009

St. Patricks Day.

AAARGHHH don't you just hate it when you've just hanged (hung? hang-ed? ahh forget it) your laundry and a few minutes later you can hear thunder rolling in the background and it's raining heavily. I love rain, but I hate having to re-hang the laundry in the kitchen, because most of the clothes are hanged (/hung) on wires.


Why is it raining constantly in Malaysia nowadays anyway? Monsoon season is supposed to start in a few months, and it is raining almost every bloody day! It's like a scene from the movie The Day After Tomorrow, except your hero-ine is afraid of rehanging her laundry instead of flight turbulence.


Me,Dan and Sheila went to St. Patrick's Day event a while ago, which was celebrated in One Utama. It was an excellent event, lots of people just came back from work and were guzzling Guiness to their heart's content.

Our balloon tower which grew to be 1 storey tall, and some video producer asked us to take it down because it was blocking their recording shot =(
Dan taking pictures of the balloons.
The stage, pre-event. Notice the colour-coordinate tables which was alternately covered with lime green and black tablecloths.
Just random camwhoring. This is my blog, after all. No make-up, scary!
They had a mechanical bull-riding machine and it was so violent! It nearly ripped the floor apart too.
Dan gets on shamelessly and a crowd gathers. He enjoys it even more.
He was quite good too, and lasted a good 4-5 minutes!
trying to look nonchalant. The table behind us had 15 glasses of Guiness -_-
Shamrockin lamps and flyers everywhere.
SUMO-WRESTLING was the most entertaining activity! We had to get into this suit that was 5 inches thick (I fucking kid you not) and it took me 3 guys and 10 minutes to get in because it was simply too huge! There was supposed to be extra padding for the fingertips and toes but the guys gave up trying to put it on because it was just too huge. I'm with the red spandex, Dan's in blue.
One Utama also had an indoor sports tryouts. Camp5, is a huge rock-climbing gym where Dan works at.
Sheila tries to race with Dan but his experience in climbing proves to be too good/fast.
The happy loser! What legs. Poke.
Pre-rock climbing.
Batting cage. This was super fun too, but the balls already whizzed by before you barely lifted the bat. Haha, that sounds wrong.
Me and Sheila on the way back from Melaka to KL.
Only in Malaysia can you find vehicles that are carrying way more load than they're supposed to! The milkcan ate the driver!

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Crazy lazy Malaysian drivers.

MOST MALAYSIAN MOTORISTS ARE SELFISH, CRAZY, AND JUST PLAIN STUPID. Especially during peak hour, when they're heading to or from work. My worst pet peeve is when they enter your lane without signalling!

Especially those wealthy drivers who drives BMWs and their Honda Civic, they just weave in and out, tailing you so close that the car bumpers are almost kissing, high beaming you like there's no tomorrow.

But I think the thing that pisses me off the most is when there is a 3rd lane converging into the 2nd lane from a u-turn and the car on the left absolutely refuses to let you through, as if it would kill them just to let you through. This especially happens during peak hour at the toll (the Kerinchi link, a taxi driver actually hit a guy's Kelisa because the taxi driver was too lazy to queue and the the Kelisa driver just didn't want to let the guy through - although this one, the taxi drivernye pasal la).

I also HATE motorcyclists that drive in between the 2nd and 3rd lane, like nobody's business, and they have the audacity to honk at you when they're in the wrong lane in the first place. Why do they risk that? This is true for those kapcai motorcycles, which, if involved in an accident, would stand no chance against those big wealthy cars. I saw quite a few accidents already, and those on motorcycles.... well they're just not that lucky.

IN OTHER NEWS... I recently attended my friend's sister's wedding, (or persandingan) and it was very beautiful, especially the food. Oh, how I love Malaysian cuisine.
The beautiful golden couple.
The beautiful and delish food.. we couldn't wait to unwrap the clingfilm..
The one in orange gold is our friend. His sister's the bride. Very tampan, no?
Me + the one in orange gold's close friends.
Me + Yasmin, colour-coordinated.
Wedding cake was very nice, chocolaty and rich!
Dewan TTDI, very nice, for small, private function.
Me & him!
Me & Yasmin camwhoring.

Plenty more pictures but there's more interesting stuff to blog about.

Be romantic and light up some candles larr. If there's interesting tv shows on tv tonight, in the words of my parents:

"Switch off the lights, but switch on the tvlah".

Friday, March 20, 2009

Glorious Malaysian food.

I LOVE BEING MALAYSIAN! I would like to think I have a strong sense of cultural roots, that I know my country as well as a local should, that I have conquered the important language of rojak and nice places to go when a foreigner comes, but most of all I love the food.

Aahh, food. Where else can you find a variety of food? Spicy, non-spicy. Plain, with curry? I remember once I was at the mamak and this 'hot' (you know, gorgeous being, perfectly plucked eyebrows, Grecian nose, perfect pouty lips) chick called the mamak and said:

'Mamak, nasi goreng kampung satu. Tapi tak nak ajinomoto, kurang garam, pedas lebih.. asingkan ikan bilis, udang tak nak!'

Translates to something along the lines of 'one fried rice kampung style... but no ajinomoto (famous flavouring used in almost all food here, MSG heavy), less salt, and more spicy... separate the anchovies, and don't put in the prawns'.

The mamak just geleng his head and said 'Itu nasi puteh namanye..' which translates to 'it's called white rice...'.
This is how a nasi goreng should look like, express-style, with frozen veg, lots of msg and sambal!

I love oysters by the way. The aphorodisiac food is very popular here, and most preferably fried in an omelette-style egg. But recently I discovered a pasta with oyster which sounds disgusting but tastes amazing.

Or you can have it raw, squeezed with lemon. I used to be squeamish about it but really it's an acquired taste, and sometimes you just cannot wait for the Japanese buffet at Gen Restaurent in Legend Hotel.

This is tosai masala, an amazing dish with potatoes on the inside and a crusty (somewhat) pastry base.

Lontong is also very famous, served with rice cubes in a very rich sauce. It's healthy in the sense that it has so much vegetables, but it automatically cancels out the healthy by the oil-laden, santan sauce. Yummy.

One of the best food that truly represents Malaysia is probably nasi kandar Penang style. It is a food saturated with curry, spices, and lots of fat. But it is so good. Depending where you go, you should definately try the sotong (squid) and/or ayam madu/kicap (chicken cooked in sweet or soya sauce).

But another food to rival the nasi kandar is probably ayam goreng, especially crispy ones. Thoughts of calories all fly out the window when you bite into a hot, piping one and just hear the crunchy noise.

To end. Obligatory camwhoring shot of me with a mee sup tulang rebus. Good stuff.

P.s. This is the first but not last of the food posts!

Thursday, March 19, 2009

The introduction.

My name is Junee, a student currently living between Melaka (where I am studying) and Kuala Lumpur (where my family is). I'm studying Mass Communication, and I have been blogging for almost eight (8) years, sometimes unfrequently, and most of the entries are private.

So HERE is where I hope to blog more sensibly and less about dramas and pmsing and emotions running high. Here is where I post what I see everyday, what it is like to live as a Malaysian student through my eyes!

I drink coffee way too much (Nescafe should sponsor me, I give out the 3-in-1s to my levelmates almost every day =/), I'm loud and noisy, a little materialistic, daydreamer to the point of being a little annoying, and I am not afraid to speak what is on my mind.

It's 2 am in the morning, I have just repaired my Acer laptop of less than 1 year for the second time (and somehow my webcam rosak and my battery life kong from 40 minutes --> 15 minutes when I sent it for repair), and now I cannot click the start button.

I hate Acer. Make me loose my work twice already (first time I didn't buy an external hard drive yet and I had to pay RM 80 to back up data, second time my external hard drive rosak and was sent for repair). All Western Digital and Acer products sucks, sigh.

I wish I was one of those bloggers who was paid to use items, sighh.