16.6.16

A day at Sekinchan..

I was back in Sekinchan after visited the fishing and paddy farming village 5 years ago. And, I fell in love with this place then. However, the place seems too commercialised when I was back last week and it was very crowded too. Perhaps it has became famous due to so many shows and drama being filmed there, and it has quickly became a tourists' attractions. I saw lots of tourist buses over there. It's not a bad thing for the village but I guess the authorities can managed the place better. For example, there were lots of makeshift hawkers selling food and souvenirs near the beach, which seems makes the beach kinda lost its natural appeals. It used to be a nice, comfortable and humble beach when I visited it 5 years ago then. However, I still love their paddy fields, where the harvest seasons seems to have started. And, it was also a crowded Sekinchan due to the Sg. Besar by-elections.

Strolling at the beach and decided to take this pix where the waves are hitting the wood 

My little princess having a good time playing bubbles there 

I still love the scenic paddy fields there and the paddy has turn golden 

It's relaxing and calm looking at the paddy fields

Family portrait ... we taken a similar one before back then

Oh...this is no UFO creation ... 


Sunset over there 


Another sunset view 
Overall, it was a great trip and nice to be back here again and we also bought some rice from the shop at the mill. We drove off to Sg. Besar for dinner and it was a nice sight to witness the preparation by the political parties for the by-election.

Btw, we had our early lunch at Haha Pan Mee in Puchong. I always love the pan mee in KL where I guess you can find delicious pan mee here, compared to other places,.

My pumpkin or kampua mee hoon kuay. I love it !!

And a delicious fried fish cakes.
Have a great weekend!

13.6.16

Rotary Sushi in Puchong ..

Though over the years, I had a lot of Japanese food but I seldom had it in KL. My bro-in-law brought us to this Rotary Sushi restaurant in Puchong Jaya and I like the ambiance there. It was crowded on a Friday night despite around 9pm. Well, I guess city folks used to have their dinner late, just like me...LOL. The price is also reasonable though I was not the one paying, but just helping myself to the food...muahahahaha..!

It was crowded when we reached there and we gotta wait for a little while 

One of their specialty was using a refrigerated conveyor belt system. I guess that keep the sushi fresh and hygienic too.

A salmon mentai for my kid and Tobiko sushi for my little princess

I was ogling at the sake but I didn't order la... hahaha... paisey

I ordered a Tuna Maki. The tuna seems thick !

As well as a Salmon sashimi set (above and below). The sashimi was thick!


A teriyaki rice set for my kids

Assorted sushi shared among us

My bro in law and his wifey  love the garlic rice there and even my wife also ordered one, while enjoying the sushis.

Unagi sushi wraps in cheese. 

The captain asked us to like their facebook page where we will be given free desserts. I like it and got an ice-cream and mochi for my kids.


Overall, it was a pleasant dining experience and I don't mind patronizing Rotary Sushi again. I didn't take all the sushi pixs there and will try to snap more when I go there again!

9.6.16

The kids are back to Kidzania again ...

Well, I just got back from KL after been there for almost a week, and finally I can update my blog. Oh, some confession here,  I did brought my notebook there but I prefer not to touch it and get away from my normal routines and wind down. It's not really a grand trip but more of letting my wifey to have some catching up with her siblings, as well as bringing the kids to Kidzania which they missed it last year. As for me, it's actually kinda boring but I takes this opportunity to relax and recuperate, especially my injured feet. I also read a lot!

The kids were back to Kidzania and I realised they change the two sessions previously to one long session. As usual, we were late and only spend about 4-5 hours there, which to me, is good enough. To parents, it's always a tiring experience there as we gotta wait and lookout for the kids. Anyway, my eldest kid can roamed around the place this time round without supervision while we gotta accompanied the little princess. And, I spent RM60 to apply 'passports' for them.... not really sure what it is for except they can get more privileges, like earn more 'money'...hahaha..

My little princess in action at the Spritzer and Lifebuoy booths

More actions here as my kid turns investigator, construction worker, income tax officer, shopper while my little princess got her nails colored.

My little princess turns surgeon now while my kid busy repairing some TM breakdowns.

I felt good seeing them enjoying the activities while I relaxed around in the cooling theme park instead of going out on the hot day. I heard SG just opened a Kidzania too but I will probably bring them there later cos it will be very crowded now. Oh, after all these are done including shopping around IKEA, we patronised BB HO steamboat again in Puchong. It's been a while since I last ate there.

It was kinda quiet around 10pm+

Love the fried vermicelli with fish meat

New addition from them, fried chicken wings and it's so much better than those I had in IKEA earlier.

And, the main dish, Pulau Ketam steamboat. It's still good! The ingredients are fresh!

30.5.16

Osim Sundown Marathon 2016 ...

I remember I did my first half-marathon last year at Sundown 2015 and I felt the jittery then, Well, how time flies and I participated in my second half-marathon at Sundown again. Initially I thought I am not going to do another Sundown after all the sacrifices , I gotta nap on Saturday before the race and on Sunday after the race, cos the event started around 12mn. However, since I always ran in the evening in the dark, I thought to myself , why not another one? It's an easier run compared to those hot morning runs! Yes, its indeed a pleasant and easier run and I could have improve my PB if I didn't take too many toilet breaks and 'kaypoh' around , by stopping to take pics.

Here's a view of MBS, Gardens By The Bay, Singapore Flyer, Suntec City ...all in one !



I felt great before the run though I only trained for two weeks only, with a max of 12KM run. It's always good to travel to the destination with a train full of runners in the blue singlet. Anyway, (as usual), the run was delayed till almost midnight instead of 11.30pm as schedule.

Folks reaching the F1 building, which is becoming the hub for runs


Folks warming up at the starting point


More and more young ladies people at the 21.1KM starting point

Getting ready .... 

A view of the F1 Building with the Flyer at the background

Wefie time with my running partner , Bala. He also ran the same race with me last year. while all my other running mates prefer to hit the bed ..LOL
It rained earlier and that makes the run quite pleasant. In fact, I don't face much problems for the first 10KM. The route was similar to last year's and we are at the climb again after 1KM at the Benjamin Sheares Bridge. I decided to walk while climbing to conserve energy and sprint down later. Then, we turn into East Coast Park , where I usually ran every Wednesday, all the way till the 10KM mark. It was a familiar sight to me since this is considered my 'training ground'. Anyway, I do take a breather at 8KM by walking before running towards 10KM. 

Somehow I felt tired after 12KM and I decided to walk to conserve energy and I tried to take it 2KM at a time. It works till 18KM where I really need a longer 'walk' but I am glad to reach thus far. I thought I have beaten my PB but I shouldn't have stops too many times in stretching, taking pics and toilet breaks (I drank a lot of water before the run...LOL). Towards the end, there was a steep climb to Marina Barrage rooftop, which was new in this year's route. I guess it's due to some renovations work near Garden's BTB. As usual, I walked up and sprint down again , and it was walk and run in the last 3 KM.

I considered the 15KM mark a great milestone whenever I run HM.

And hello 20KM  ... almost done. Always delighted to see this signboard.

After the run, a 'shadow' pix with my running mate.

And, another achievement for both of us


Here's the fabulous medal , simply the best looking medal to-date!

Again, though I didn't train much but I still need to improve on my stamina and speed as well as stop all those unnecessary breaks. I reached home at around 5.15am and got an early breakfast in McD before going to bed at around 7am and woke up at 2pm. Will take a rest now to recuperate my injured feet before my next 10KM run in August. (or maybe another HM in end July....)

Have a good week, folks!

26.5.16

The Toast...

I didn't know about this makan place which received a lot of 'hoo hoo har har' or attention among JB folks lately, thanks to FB. My niece tagged me in one of their facebook post last week and I got to know this place. It was only opened on last Friday and I was there for lunch on a Saturday afternoon, before we head to our church. It was the second day of their opening and there was quite a crowd. I gotta queue for a short while.

It was a grand building! They actually have one branch in Taman Johor Jaya and it was always crowded whenever I patronised it. And, before you thought this is a high class restaurant or something, its actually one of those kopitiams selling nasi lemak, fried noodles, toast, half-boiled eggs, noodles and etc. The surroundings was nice and lots of folks taking pictures around the area.
 
Their staff busy preparing the food for the crowd
It's was really crowded , thanks to their FB initiatives! 

A chicken floss toast for my little princess

Kaya toast for my kid

I had a nasi lemak with fried chicken. Love their gravy! 

My wifey shared a mee hoon kuey with my little princess

And, a chicken rice set for my kid
Overall, the food was great and the service was also fast despite the crowd there. Thus, it was not surprising that their Johor Jaya branch still having good business after opening for years. And,  there are many  parking lots available in their spacious compound!

After a nice lunch, we head to our church for a refreshing evening! Have a good weekend!