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Yusri + Farina

Closing 2015 weekend with meeting uni friends and attending the wedding of the year. Chewah.
Congratulations to Farina Yahya, my first year degree room mate basically my first new friend at UKM. Thank you for letting me be a part of one of the most important days of your life. Semoga sentiasa diberkati dan dimurahkan rezeki, bahagia ke syurga, berkekalan til jannah, In shaa Allah. Selamat Pengantin Baru!

*Pictures courtesy of other dulang girls and Facebook.*

The Spectacular Now - Tim Tharp / [2013]

I watched the movie because Miles Teller is in it (Sutter) and I think it was good, so I read the book.
It's a story about a carefree boy, Sutter, who got dumped by his ex girlfriend, Cassidy, because he's too carefree and got in some sort of a relationship with a nerdy girl, Aimee Finicky even though he's still hung up on his ex. This is a guy who's looking for fun. A guy who does not want any commitment. He's a high school senior but he does not even bother to apply to college because he know he's not gonna graduate - he just don't care. The spectacular NOW, now. Not the past nor the future.

Sutter's a fun guy, everybody knows him, he's the clown, the cool guy. He lives his life in a daze thanks to the spiked 7 up practically glued to his hand.
How things happened in both book and movie is pretty much the same. They accidentally met while Aimee was delivering news papers. Sutter was failing his calculus so he asked Aimee to tutor him. They grew c…

The Hunger Games Trilogy - Suzanne Collins / [2012][2013][2014][2015]

Both the books and the movies affected me the same way.
The Hunger Games is exciting, it's something new, something I've never seen/read before. It's filled with action, suspense, fast paced, intriguing, and ends on a high.
Catching Fire is slower paced, interesting, shocking, exciting because you get to meet past Victors. At the same time, you get to see the district's people reaction towards Katniss. 
The second movie was the one which made me read the books. The cliffhanger was just too good. I just can't wait to know what's gonna happen next.
Mockingjay, this is the serious stuff. The part where the struggle is real. If you don't like politics and don't enjoy movies about politics, or you're that person who just don't give a damn about politics, you won't enjoy it at all. Highly comparable with our political scene. Fewer action, somber, low key compared to the previous two books/movies. Even with all the stuff happening in part 2 (after…

Roti Canai for breakfast

This was at Restoran Makanan Laut Remaja, Bandar Baru UDA. The phrata, just like arwah Nyai's.
Restoran Makanan Laut Remaja, at shop lots accross Masjid Jamek Bandar Baru UDA. More posts about roti canai melayu here >click<

Mesin Cahaya Masa - Wani Ardy

Kalau masa tingkatan enam memang aku terperuk dalam perpustakaan sekolah (sebab cikgu-cikgu cenderung biar budak tingkatan enam jaga diri sendiri) dan habiskan masa baca buku puisi. Kalau tidakpun masa tingkatan tiga duduk tepi rak buku perpustakaan mini asrama petang.
Dah besar ni, jarang-jarang suka. Malas nak berfikir, nak menghadam. Kalau aku beli sepuluh, mungkin ada satu dua sahaja yang aku suka. Aku perasan, novel dan cereka aku lebih kepada penulis lelaki tapi puisi, pilihan aku penulis perempuan. Salah seorangnya, Wani Ardy.
Barangkali sebab orang kata puisi lagi dekat dengan kehidupan dan aku / kebanyakan kita jenis suka dengan sesuatu yang kita boleh kaitkan dengan diri sendiri, hidup sendiri. Dan aku bukan seorang yang kuat berimaginasi (kecuali dalam mimpi yang singgah bila tidur selepas subuh/ semasa asar) jadi susah nak mendalami dunia yang aku tak faham. Tapi sebagai perempuan aku fahamlah dunia perempuan.
Lepas tu, kalau dah suka, semua benda kau suka. Kalau dah baca…

Food that I love but I don't know where I had it

I look at these pictures but I can't remember where I had it. I know it's good and probably won't cause more than ten bucks per dish but I'm scratching my head now trying to recall.



The first two... is it Boboiboy Cafe? I think the third picture is tom yam pok tek from Tom Yam Khung, Taman Setia Indah.

Favourite - Salsabila

Salsabila Cafe is always changing. I love it when it first opened - Salsabila Shisha Lounge - chill, cool, happening. Not a fan when they changed the concept (Salsabila Restaurant) - too bright, too family-friendly, less people, boring. 
With vapor trending - Salsa Vape Lounge - they transformed again - dimmed lighting, dark - feels just like the old days. 
Food is a level up.  Pricier but way better than before, both on taste and presentation. I still miss nasi goreng udang butter.
This is the kind of place people want to lepak at, okay. So please stick with this. This works for you.





Read my previous post on Salsabila >>click<<

ps I don't condone vaping, it's kinda annoying - not everyone, just the people who can't stop talking about vape and smoke irresponsibly.

BBQ Chicken - Korea's No. 1 Chicken Restaurant

Old logo  vs
New logo
I am the kind of person that will judge a book by it's cover and judge a restaurant by it's logo. Look at the old one... does not look inviting at all. The new one looks fresh and cool. I immediately walk into the almost empty restaurant.

We ordered the Korean Charbroiled Chicken and Gangjeong Chicken Lunch Set with complementary drinks. The set comes with Korean style fried rice and salad. I never knew that this is a Korean restaurant. I always thought it's a middle eastern fusion place. Turns out, it's Dayang favourite place. She is so into anything (South) Korean, in fact, she's in Korea right now, so, I assume it must be good although I was a bit skeptical.
When our food arrived, I tried the fried rice first and I was blown away. Okay I'm exaggerating - but if you like nasi goreng benyek, mushy and sticky - the kind that you will get if you don't wait until the rice cool down before frying it; you will most probably love this. I l…

Favourite - Bake N Frost

Whenever we're feeling fancy, want to spend some money but don't want to go anywhere too far, we head to Bake N Frost. A few minutes from our home. 
They never disappoint their customers. 
There was this one time we went there on a Sunday, the sign said it was closed but the door was opened so we went upstairs anyway. It wasn't locked, they were people inside so we entered. We sat, they gave us the menu and when we want to order, almost everything was out because actually they were closed. Talk about customer service. Definitely A+ in my books.
But guys, please don't do what we did. Kesian diorang.







Tubester @Taman Tasik Titiwangsa

Weekend-off days are precious so, it's really nice doing something other than hanging out at shopping malls in KL.
We paid RM60 for a 30 minutes self-navigate which means one of us will have to navigate the boat. It can be a bit boring. The view is amazing but yeah, what else to do? So bring food, there's a table there. You can eat, talk, and take a lot of pictures. 





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Carini Food Station @ Medan Selera Selayang Jaya

On my previous KL trip, I had chinese food at Selayang. Carini Food Station has appeared in Jalan-Jalan Cari Makan (if I'm not mistaken).
It was raining when we came but the place is full save for a few tables that were later filled with latecomers. It was around 10.00pm. We had dinner (super early) before so we decided to order few dishes and a plate of rice for sharing.
Everything tastes so good, especially the tomyam soup and the butter prawn. The butter prawn is the star dish and probably the most popular. Seaweed soup with all the seaweed and ginger, perfect for rainy days.
A bowl of tomyam soup (with fish cakes, chicken and prawns), seaweed soup, butter prawn, vege omelette and a plate of plain rice costs RM35.50 - super cheap. Should have ordered a plate of rice each.



Carini Food Station is located at Gerai 8Z, Medan Selera Selayang Jaya, Jalan SJ5, Taman Selayang Jaya. Opens: 5 pm-12 am (Closed on Wednesday) Tel: 012-6868341 GPS: 3.239546, 101.651764

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Kacang Pool Haji @ Taman Dato' Onn

Kacang Pool Haji needs no introduction. I went to the latest outlet at Taman Dato' Onn and tried Kacang Pool Kambing. Yes. Mutton gravy instead of beef. Priced at RM8.00, quite steep for a rather small bowl but it does taste good.

Location: No. 12A, Jalan Sabar, Taman Dato' Onn, Larkin
ps One of the bust curry mutton I've ever had was at Kafe Kejut (a.k.a Fakulti Kejuruteraan & Alam Bina) UKM.

Trip lepas gian #4

I kinda miss the girls, and Johor had one extra day off that week, a big thing happened and we sort of want to laugh it off so, KL here we go! 
ps HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY, IRA! :)