3 days with Jake

December 24, 2010

Hi! :)

I know that it's winter on the other side of the world, but I told you I would start blogging now from where I left off, right? That should be my summer post! Do you know how I remember where to start from? Well, I looked at my previous posts (I stopped at the Children Party for the kids from Myanmar) and then I referred to my planner and checked the things I did after that. Simple as that! So lets start..

My best friend of 15 years, Syu came back from Melbourne for her winter holidays in July. She brought along one of her best friends in Melbourne, Jake. I heard a lot about Jake, what a great guy he was and how he really took care of Syu and everything! Jake is from San Fransisco and he was in Melbourne for a student exchange program. I was so excited to meet Jake when Syu called me that she had rested and ready to hang out!
Sunset from my balcony! Beautiful right?

We took Jake for some Ramly Burger goodness just around the corner. That is Syuhada and I's favourite Ramli Burger stall ever since we were 6 years old? Yeah, THAT long. The abang who makes the burgers dah kaya dah sekarang! Hebat kan! :) I loved the expression on Jake's face when he first tasted the burger. He admitted it was SO GOOD and was wondering why don't they have this around the world! haha. Well Jake, it's Malaysia's pride, we don't want other people to copy it! So you better not make one there and give it to your friends! Kidding :)

After our burger session, Syu got a call from her friends inviting us to hang out at Reggae Bar! I always here people talking about Reggae Bar and finally I got to see it for myself. Raggae Bar is a double storey club/bar. The ground floor is more of like a club, where people can dance and the songs that are played are alway R&B! Whereas the 1st floor is a bar, a relaxed and chilled atmosphere, where people just sat, talking, while listening to Reggae music :) We were not in the dancing mood, so we went to the 1st floor and just hung out and talked..and talked.. and talked :) There I met some of Syu's good friends studying in Melbourne. Im so glad Syu introduced me to her best friends in Melbourne! :) Some of them drank the night away but I don't drink alcohol, so I just had some Coke and Pepsi non stop! :)

Syuhada and Jake! Isn't he such a cute guy? Very friendly. I felt like I've known him for years! Story story with him is really fun! 

Met Joe Ann Chavry (girl on the left), who is Syu's bestie in Mlebourne too! She's from the Maldives :) Very pretty girl :)


Woke up super duper early for Penang! And it was a day trip! Hebat tak? It took us only 3.5 hours to get to Penang, imagine la betapa lajunya Syu's driver drove us there! Surprisingly, no road block, no speed trap! yay :) Being good Malaysian citizens, we taught Jake our food, culture and interesting spots in Penang. First stop, tak lain tak bukan, lunch at Taman Kota Lama. And of course, semestinya, we had it! The sole reason why people go to dine at Taman Kota Lama, is because of its mouth-watering Mee Sotong and Coconut Milkshake that is to die for!

mmmmm..sedap and addicitve. Coconut milkshake! Ya Allah, mana nak cari kat KL ni!!

Mee Sotong! Ni pun takde kat KL tau!! Hanya di Penang Taman Kota Lama! yeah!

After lunch, we went to Cheong Fatt Tze mansion, or better known as The Blue Mansion. This house has a wonderful history, click here to know more! Managed to only capture the outer part of the mansion. They don't allow cameras inside the mansion.. boooo hooo :(  At this place, I know a lot about the Chinese traditions and culture!!

This was near one of the temples. I forgot what it's called.. I think it was The Goddess of Mercy Temple!

Saw a Chinese play in front of the temple. VERY interesting! I understood the story :)

After visiting the temples, just a few blocks away we visited a mosque, Masjid Kapitan Keling. Beautiful mosque!

Teruskan perjalanan kami untuk explore more temples..malangnya.. kami sesat.. haha. last last.. call driver suruh amik :)

Oh before I forget, when we were lost, we saw a market. But the market was full of man. I was like, 'is that a gay market or something?'. But it doesn't look fun or happy happy at all. The atmosphere in the market was dull, depressed, scary and everyone looked very suspicious. Then it clicked to my head, I saw it on a documentary once... It was a market for people to sell stolen stuff!!. Oh..My..Effing.. Lord..! No wonder! I saw a man selling about 5 pairs of shoes which looked like they had been worn several times! Omg.. Syu and I were so scared because we had our bags with us and Jake had his awesome huge camera. What if someone was eyeing us and planning to snatch it? Oh shit.. so we acted cool, pretended like we were not afraid of anything, just kept on walking, passed by the market with our heads held up high, and Alhamdulillah, nothing bad happened to us. Phoned Syu's driver quickly to pick us up! haha.. WHAT an adventure!!

When the night came, Batu Ferringhi was calling :) The night market of Batu Ferringhi was definitely Syu and I's favourite market! Semestinya, we had dinner at Long Beach Foodcourt, situated along the night market. And if I come to Penang, I MUST have this awesome fried oyster egg! Holy moly.. SEDAP YANG TERAMAT!! Jake loved everything we ordered! Bagus Jake ni, semua dia suka, semua sedap! Memang adventurous!

 DAY 3

 It was the last day for Jake in KL. So we took him to our favourite mall, the mall that we grew up in, One Utama la.. mana lagi! We went for fish spa! Syu was too afraid to try as she got ticklish very easily. Well it is very ticklish at first, but after some time, you are numb to it :) I love fish spa!!

We went to Batu Caves too! One of my favourite spots in Malaysia :) I don't know why, I just LOVE climbing up the stairs of Batu Caves!!

Tak sah kalau datang Malaysia, tak  tengok KLCC at night. So we went to the fountain area, near KLCC to get the BEST view of KLCC. Sampai terbaring-baring ha tangkap gambar KLCC ni! Masuk juga muka si Syu ni! haha.

So that's basically of what we did when Jake came here :)
I miss you Jake! Hope you will come back to KL soon! or yet, wait for me in San Fransisco :)
Love you hun!!


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