Ipoh Getaway in pictures ;)

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Nasi ganja…. sedap!

Please be informed that gambar adalah tidak ikut urutan… malas.. :) Enjoys!

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One of the so many murals….

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at Sekeping Kong Heng… there will be Flea Market once in a while..

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teng teng or hopscotch… :) you can find this at Burps and Giggles

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this is the landmark if you are looking for the street mural arts along Jalan Dato’ Onn Jaafar…

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Mee Rebus Ramli, I don’t find it that delicious. I prefer one at kedai macik bawah pokok near kilang Sony di Bangi :P

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Yes, definitely will take you to your childhood :)

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We walked to this bridge! awesome. Near Sg. Kinta

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The face after walking under the hot sun…

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at the Ipoh Tourist Information Center

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Before going back :)

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The Birch Clock Tower. :) (JWW Birch, remember?)

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The railway station, sangat cantik… from the masjid…

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Masjid ni pun cantik…

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This is in Penang…

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art cerita zaman dulu :)

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Shhhhh

Ipoh Get Away

It was a plan that Buzzy and I had, but I couldn’t really remember why and when we decided to visit Ipoh. Truthfully, I had only been to Ipoh few times, maybe twice. The first one I think when I was such 13 years ago, or maybe when I was 28? When I was tasked to be a panel at an interview. 

So, I decided to take the ETS. My first time too! It costed me RM35 and a good guy was willing to drop me at KL Sentral at an early morning, thanks dear, I love you! Haha :P I took the 9 am train and was scheduled to arrive at 1120 am, however the real arrival time was at 1133. I had no problem, it was Serendipity being aired on the train. It was overall, a pleasant trip. 

Upon meeting Buzzy, we decided to first looking for food, both of us were hungry. Buzzy drove from Penang and picked me up at Ipoh Railway Station. Thanks! I love you! (of course). So, our first destination was a hip eatery, a cool place owned by a HANDSOME man, I melted. OWW. The place is called Burps and Giggles. We had a chance to talk to the owner, and he explained that there are few different cafes in the row but you could order and sit anywhere. That means, you can sit at Rockette and order from Burps and Giggles. Each cafe offers different menus, from local and western as well as fusion. :) We walked around the place, it is a unique place, Sekeping Kong Heng, houses Plan B and the siblings of the Burps and Giggles. You could capture so much photos of this place, trust me. Both Buzzy and I found this place interesting. We also talked to one of the sellers, the Ais Kepal boy, he told us that the HANDSOME owner’s ambition was to revive the memories of Ipoh oldtown. :) I think it works! :)

After spending few hours there, we walked around the place again to look for street arts! Of course we found them! There are about 7 of them. The weather was kind of hot, but nothing we can’t take. The locals are also friendly to show you the directions in case you get lost, I don’t think you would though. One thing that made us wonder was there’re not so many people in that town even on weekend. Hmmm. We spent few minutes at the Ipoh Tourist Information Centre (for the aircond) hehe but there are a lot of interesting photos and information of Ipoh there, everyone should go there! 

We checked in at the hotel at 3 and spend one hour resting before going to hunt for food again! :) We went to have dim sum at Greentown Dim Sum and Nasi Vanggey! Nice! Nice! I thought I wanted to have all kind of dim sums but Buzzy had to remind me that we were about to go eat nasi after that, okay! :P Nasi Vanggey looked simple and I still can’t understand why it tasted so good. Cukup. :P 

After that we went to Happy 8 Cafe. It’s a beautiful place but I didn’t really like the drink that I’ve ordered. My fault maybe. I order ginger tea (had too much coffee already that day) which was too dark and too spicy…. My throats couldn’t handle it. :(

Then, we drove around and stopped for few photos of Kinta Waterfront. :) After that we went back to hotel and had a nice foot reflexology session. After that…. zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz….

Second day, we went out early to find for breakfast! We had nice meal at Nasi Ganja…. yumsss… .Sedap!!! and cheap also. :P After that, we went to Jalan Dato’ Onn Jaafar in our hunt to find more street arts! Of course we’ve found them! Spent few hours then we were back at Sekeping Kong Heng. This time we had drinks at Plan B. :) 

After that, we went to the State Mosque, beautiful building, beautiful area, the Ipoh Heritage Walk… :) Before going back to Penang we went to have Mee Rebus Ramli… :) 

We reached Penang at 530 pm and had good steam cappuccino at the Coffee Smith at a new hangout place at Sungai Penang. Have a bit rest, and off to KL at 945pm by MH1167.

 

That was my weekend. :) 

How was yours? 

 

Quote of the day

“Tapi echah bila keluar dengan kau, aku macam tak payah tengok handphone”

Heeee…

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On another story, betul kah, kita akan lebih mudah terasa dengan seseorang yang lebih rapat dengan kita? Well, hmmm perkara ini macam memeningkan sebab sepatutnya dah faham kan sikap mereka (yang rapat dengan kita tu) macam mana, so secara teorinya adalah lebih mudah untuk kita menyesuaikan diri dengan sikap dan perangai orang ni. Tapi kan, yang jadi adalah sebaliknya. Sebab entahlah. Benok ore Kelate kata. 

Satu lagi, when saya rasa serabut dengan persekitaran saya, contohnya dengan ofis ni, dengan budak2 kat ofis ni, saya akan cari je alasan nak lari jauh. Taklah jauh mana pun, habis2 pun lari ke bawah jumpa Sally hee. :) Hari ni, tetiba je cam ada something wrong kat office ni. Maybe semua orang tengah serabut so sedikit je pertanyaan, akan buat orang lain rasa serabut and seterusnya tanpa sedar menyakitkan hati. Biasakan macam tu. Biasanya, ketidakpuasan hati kita disalurkan kepada orang yang innocent… Kesian. Tapi, hati… dia bukan tahu apa. 

Eh, tak tahu nak tulis apa dah. 

Sebenarnya, saya baru discover yang tahap jeles saya ni agak teruk. Teruk yang saya pun terkejut. Saya ingat saya cool. Saya kan memang poyo. Ingat diri tu positif sokmo. NOOO. Berangan je lebih. Ore Kelate kata, koyaaa. 

Apa lagi? Oh, dah 5.30pm! Cepatnya masa berlalu sekiranya berblog. Sekiranya kau! Takde perkataan yang lagi skema? 

So, I guess that’s all. 

p.s : Like anyone care, I still want to announce that I have deactivated shahzere on twitter. :) 

 

Bila rasaku ini rasamu…

Aku memang terlanjur mencintaimu
Dan tak kan pernah ku sesali itu
Seluruh jiwa telah kuserahkan
Mengenang janji setiaku

Ku mohon jangan jadikan semua ini
Alasan kau menyakitiku
Meskipun cintamu tak hanya untukku
Tapi cobalah sejenak mengerti

Bila rasaku ini rasamu
Sanggupkah engkau menahan sakitnya terhianati cinta yang kau jaga
Coba bayangkan kembali betapa hancurnya hati ini kasih
Semua telah terjadi

Birthday

It was my birthday last week. Nothing extraordinary. Haven’t meet my girls since. Just spent some days with the old RSD girls. Which was equally fun.

I guess I still like 22, even I am now 32, birthday means spending time with someone so dear. When I was younger, about 8 or 9 or 10, when I realized about this special date, well for me, it is special, I would plead my mum to cook something special for me, and friends.

But being far away from home, for so long, since 1995, friends had fill in the space for the family… That was all fine, friends were as tight as family could be then, and now.

Having someone special, of course would be very meaningful, especially at this age, well again, for me it would be meaningful. But I can only wish. And I have to understand, I probably should understand and be more matured that all of wishes don’t necessarily need to be fulfilled.

But anyway, in my opinion, birthday should always be special. Again for me, a single girl, no wedding date (yet) to celebrate, obviously no kids’ birthday to focus on, so, I should say, that this is my special date and day, so that is why, it would be meaningful to have the chance to spend it with someone dear or everyone who loves me, as much as I do. :)

For now, I must be thankful for all those years I had and of course for having love around me.

I can’t be thankful enough.

Happy belated birthday, to me. :)

On another note, being 32, I still cry like a child when I am sad.