T’was a good day!

From the previous post, I mentioned that it’s one hella crazy hectic life here in KL. However, for the past few days, I finally had some of my life back!

Food truck business seems to be getting quite popular these days in KL. One in particular that serves taco caught our eyes. Sometime last week, CousinTing and I managed to track down this food truck. This was probably our fourth attempt to try out the taco as timing or weather was always not right.

We got there at 745pm and to our surprise, there’s already a queue forming towards the truck. People was just waiting around as the folks are still prepping the food.

Fish taco, Chicken taco, Churros and a chicken cemita sandwich thingie. SO yummy! Too bad we packed ours and ate it at home. I bet it will taste much better on the spot. We saw some guys having at least 3 servings each! Ooh well, next time!

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And then the blessing continues on till the following day.

For the longest time ever, I had my first normal kopitiam chicken rice lunch ever since I started working in KL. That’s about 5 months lonnng. Little things like this that everyone just take for granted, especially me back in Penang. Somehow, my superior decided to drive us out for lunch, also a first in 5 months time. Dah lah, my office is located in this atas place with no cheap lunch, our crazy work schedule and KL traffic does not allow us to drive out for lunch :(

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Good old char siew and chicken rice and also my “teh peng”

For my colleague who previously worked in Australia since half a decade ago,  it was her first kopitiam lunch for more than half a decade. Let me tell you how great the day was when we both manage to clock out of the office by 630pm, in time for a pint during happy hour. Followed by dinner and desserts with my friends in Publika.

Was really a great one. Which dont come by often, so I was really grateful for that day! :)

November
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29th Oct 2014

No idea what to title this post. So why not just do it the old school diary style? :)

It is definitely not my intention at all to leave this blog unattended for this long. Called it excuse or whatever, I’ve been really busy ever since I moved to KL for my new job almost 4 months ago. Strictly speaking, it’s no longer new since I’m confirmed and all that baloon

So how’s thing? Life has been very busy, that most of the time I lost track of things. I wrap things up in the office on an average at 8pm? So when I have some free time, I will use it well. How so? By watching some no brainer korean variety show lol ~  Why not? It help me with my Korean and I enjoy watching variety show so much more than drama. There was many times where I really want to blog about the happenings of my life but usually to do a proper blog with photos and all, it takes me a couple of hours and honestly, I dont have that much of time :(

Looking at my calender now, I’m pretty much packed till year end. Today I spent almost 8 hours working straight at my client’s place, still tapping away on my laptop at lunch, stopping for short few minutes to shovel food into my mouth with eyes still glued to my screen. And now its 1122pm and I just wrap things up. Sounds crazy but I kinda love working in such environment. Fast pace, no space to slack off nor have mercy on anyone. I’m on one of the biggest things of the year after all. If and when everything are signed off, I will be so happpppeeeeeeee… Hopefully then I will be able to write more.

Anyway, it feels good to write something once in a while so this may just be a space for me to type incoherent thoughts.

October
29
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Thai Boat Noodles in Penang

Usually when Boat Noodle are mentioned especially in KL, it will remind you of the long queues, bite size noodles and bowl stacking just like this

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I personally had queued for more than an hour to have a taste of it at the Empire Damansara outlet and truthfully, it’s nice but not worth the long queue at all.

When I was back in Penang last weekend, I dropped by CF Food Court along Weld Quay to try out this version of Thai Boat Noodles that I heard about.

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Left: Pork
Right: Chicken

Both K and I agree that the chicken version was much tastier and I can still remember how soft and tender the drumstick meat are that they literally just fall off the bone. The pork was as good, just the chicken one was much better!

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For RM6.50 per bowl, I got a whole drumstick plus some more, 3 fish balls and loads of noodles, I think it’s a great deal. Versus, the bite size version of RM1.90 per bowl and for me, I need an average of 6 bowls to be full. Plus, they have some awesome kopi-peng.

Give it a try if you are in Penang or craving to try the boat noodle. They have good Chinese dumplings and tom-yam maggie too. I’m quite a fan of this food court prior to this and I think the opening of this stall just solidified my fondness towards it.

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September
29
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The Fault in Our Stars

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“The world is not a wish-granting factory”

That’s so true isn’t it? We don’t always get what we want or even hope for. That’s how I ended up back in KL again. I’ve been telling K I’m sick of being a nomad, moving places for the past 10 years every 2-3 years. But seems that the constellation have greater plans for us small beings.

Anyway, this book !

It has been sitting on my bookshelf for the longest time and I always skip it as I thought  it’s one of my brother’s weird book. Not until I saw The Nonya reviewed it on her blog and I was life, hey i have seen this book before!

A little googling, and it seems the amount of awesome reviews for the book are kinda overwhelming. So immediately after I’m done with and the mountain echoed, I start on this book and finished it in 24hours. The last i finished a book so fast was I think Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows.

I honestly think this book need no more introduction nor another review. It surprisingly a really good read and so heart-wrenching at most part. If you are lazy to read it, then watch the movie. I haven’t seen it yet and I think I’m a little late for it now :(

As how a friend puts it “Seems like you cant find true love until you get cancer. Lesson from A Walk to Remember and The Fault in our Stars”

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August
11
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And the Mountains Echoed

Third book from Khaled Hosseini. I know the existence of this book for the longest time but never got around to reading it. Not until Ms Green book club was ordering it in bulk and I hop on the opportunity.

Khaled Hosseini does not disappoint!

I love how the novel started with 2 main characters, Pari and Abdullah, and in between all the pages, it weaves through the life of all other characters, giving us glimpse of how the war affected them. Yet he managed to somehow find a way of connecting them together without the feeling of abrupt end and beautifully ending the novel with Pari and Abdullah again. In a way, the storytelling shines a positive light on the war torn country that we know little of.

Of all 3 novels I read from him, I would think A Thousand Splendid Suns remains my favorite followed by this.

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Right after I finished this book, I started the next one immediately and it’s a good one! Lets say there’s 300+ pages of it and I’ve bulldozed through 150 pages last night alone.

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July
07
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