Food Review: Bubba Gump Shrimp

15:14

I went there with two of my friends. So, three of us went there with hungry tummies. Everything looked delicious, that was the side effect of being hungry. It was not easy to order since, there were various choices of food and one more thing the food portion was big and the platters were suitable for sharing purpose.

I happened to favour Fish and Chips these days so I chose Captain Fish and Chips. It seemed that my choice was worth it. Why? They didn't use the processed fish fillet as what the others restaurants usually do. Although the fish was quite dry but they really mashed the fish and it was fresh! The tartar sauce was nice and suit my taste. Besides, the chips were not the processed chips too, they really made them by themselves.

RM25.90




Vivien ordered Bourbon Skewers. I like the mashed potato, the taste was quite different but it tasted good. The sauce is sweet, Vivien didn't like it but I liked it. Different people with different taste. I just tasted some of it, since I was full because Vivien's platter came a bit late.

RM27.90


While Chuin chose Chicken Quesadila. The taste was marvellous! Somehow the bread was crispy too. The vegetables was like something that we eat with Nasi Mandiy. I don't know how to describe it, but I love the veggies! The sour cream added some more taste to the Quesadila.

RM26.90

The environment was nice, even the waiters and waitress were also friendly. There was this one incident where I wanted to use the sanitizer but then it ran out. So I asked one of them, "Is it finish?"

The waiter came and checked, then he asked the waiter who supposed to re-fill it, but in a good way. He didn't say, "Why you didn't re-fill these?" but in a cheerful way which showed that the working environment there is nice.


Have a nice day!

Makan sebab stress. Hmm..

14:33

Aku ada satu tabiat yang tak baik. Setiap kali stress mesti nak makan benda yang sedap-sedap. Kalau setakat makan ikan keli, sambal tempe tu pun dah kira sedap sebenarnya. Cuma ada masa bila aku jadi sedikit gedik nak makan konon-konon macam mat saleh. Eheh.

Jadi bila stress dan ada masa atau pun buat-buat ada masa yang tu bahaya. Sebab, kaki aku akan mula meneroka dan menjelajah ke tempat-tempat yang jauh dan menelan kos. Mungkin semester depan kena sibukkan diri, masuk lagi banyak persatuan kot.

Dah lama tak buat food review. Semalam aku punya stress level boleh tahan tinggi. Sebab minggu lepas sibuk dan terkejar-kejar sangat, ditambah dengan seminar lagi. Dah dua minggu tak jogging, itu pun menyumbang juga. Jadi semalam pukul 2.30 petang aku masuk bilik Vivien dan Chuin. "Jom keluar!"

"Pergi mana?"

"Mana-manalah tapi nak makan."

"Chuin tengah pokai tu."

"Oh, masaklah nak?"

"Nak masak apa?"

"Apa-apa je."

"Okay telefon sewa kereta dulu."

Entah macam mana, boleh sampai The Curve, daripada nak pergi pasar je. Haha

Mula-mula Vivien nak makan Nandos, tapi Nandos macam dah biasa makan. Aku cadang kat dia jom makan Bubba Gum. Sebab teringin nak rasa lepas Farah asyik recommend. 

Memang makanan kat Bubba Gump sedap! Sebab tu kot Farah merajuk sebab tak ajak dia. Ramai merajuk dengan aku semalam. Nawal pun merajuk. Sebab dia ajak jumpa banyak kali tapi aku sibuk. Sibuk-sibuk pun boleh terpacak kat The Curve yang sekangkang kera dengan rumah dia. Tu pun dia yang nampak aku semalam. Okay. Sorry sister! Ampun maaf dipinta.


Dah macam panjang la pulak entri ni. Entah kenapa, sekarang macam senang luah macam ni. Gaya naratif. Ikut suka la orang nak baca tak nak baca. Food review bersambung di entri seterusnya. Heeee

Normal Protocol

09:26

Somehow, I just don't like how Meleis conduct an event. Why?

1. The most annoying part is, when we have to wait for two hours before the event starts. Hello if you say it is 7, I will be there at 6.50!

2. The emcee will worship everyone on the stage. Can you just say "Hello! Good Morning Ladies and Gentlemen"? But, I'm okay with those figurative languages, pantun, poems and etc. No offense.

3. The speaker will recite the du'a when he starts speaking.  I guess, reciting du'a by yourself is better. You feel much more closer to Allah by that. Can you feel closer to Allah when you are reciting du'a by looking at people who are sitting in front of you?

4. Why the speaker speaks more than 20 minutes when the usual concentration span is just 20 minutes? Can't you just make it sexy and simple?

5. Why the speaker gets big gift? Haha. Ini nak cukupkan lima je.


Awak dah rasa

19:37

Awak kena bersyukur Allah hantar macam-macam orang dengan macam-macam perangai sebab Allah nak ajar awak supaya awak tak bertindak sedemikian dan menjengkelkan orang lain.

1. Allah hantar orang yang suka pandang rendah kat awak sebab, Allah nak bagi awak rasa perasaan apabila rasa terhina supaya awak tak pandang rendah pada orang lain. Awak dah rasa macam mana "down" nya perasaan tu, takkan awak nak bagi orang lain rasa jugak?

2. Awak patut bersyukur, awak dah biasa nampak orang yang menunjuk-nunjuk harta diorang. Sekurang-kurangnya awak pernah rasa sedih bila sedar diri ni tak semegah mana. Jadi jangan la nak menunjuk-nunjuk harta yang tak seberapa tu.

3. Awak dah rasa perasaan bila jadi pelajar paling corot. Jadi awak dah faham la betapa sedihnya perasaan dapat keputusan yang maha teruk tu macam mana.

4. Allah dah bagi awak bergaul dengan orang-orang lebih banyak duit, orang-orang yang suka berjoli sakan. Awak tahu dah rasa tengok orang belanja duit macam buka pili air. Bila awak duduk dengan orang kurang berkemampuan jangan la nak tunjuk awak ada duit lebih sikit daripada mereka.

5. Okay Fina? Dah faham? Saja nak cukupkan lima, seperti biasa.

Transcribing

23:06


Transcribing is a process where we write the word in its actual way of pronouncing it. I managed to transcribe a two and a half pages of poem today. It took a whole day for me to finish it, but I learnt something besides the phonetics and phonology today.

Well, there were some words that I just found out how to pronounce them correctly. Some of them were,

Dost is pronounced as /dʌst/
Doth is pronounced as /dʌθ/
Victual is pronounced as /vɪtl/

Why was this happening?
That was because I was not familiar with those words.  They were not in the range of my daily vocabulary usage.

What I want to relate is, we can never expect how someone will behave if we don't get to know them closely. I barely see those words and of course I rarely use them, so I didn't know how to pronounce them.

It is the same as if I barely see this one person, how on Earth should I know how that person behave? Get to know people before you judge them. There are lots of stories behind a smile but it is better if you don't judge at all.

Kebiasaan

20:30

Petang tadi, aku menggedik dengan abang di whatsapp. Aku hantar gambar camwhore dalam kuantiti yang banyak. Dengan adik sendiri je la boleh nak hantar gambar vain dan pelik-pelik tu. Kalau nak post di Instagram ataupun laman sosial lain, tak sanggup. Aku baru sedar aku ada perasaan malu. Sekarang rasa kurang selesa kalau orang tengok muka besar-besar.

Jadi dia tanya, "Kakak ni nak pergi mana pakai tudung lawa-lawa?"

Masa aku hantar gambar tu dalam pukul 7.45 pm. Aku sampai kolej dalam pukul 7pm jadi alang-alang ada wudhu' lagi aku terus sembahyang dengan tak tukar baju segala. Pemalas kan?

Memang sekarang kalau pergi kampus, seharian duduk sana. Susah untuk pengguna bas tegar seperti aku kalau nak berulang-alik ke kolej.

Sambung cerita dengan adik aku tadi. Aku jawab la, "Baru balik kelas la ni."

Sebenarnya baru balik dari dewan. Hari ni semua kelas aku dibatalkan. Sebab?  Esok ada seminar, dan aku boleh terlebih aktif nak jadi sukarelawan nak tolong persiapan tempat. Lepas tu ramai lagi yang tak balik ke kampus sebab pandai-pandai tambah cuti raya sendiri. Jadi pensyarah pun tak masuk kelas.

Adik aku tanya lagi, "Tak letih ke?"

"Dah biasa dah."

Alah bisa tegal biasa. Minggu depan mencabar, banyak tugasan yang perlu dihantar. Ada seminar lagi. Minggu depan satu lagi makin mencabar. Lagi banyak tugasan perlu dihantar. Nasib baik lepas tu cuti seminggu. Dah dua bulan tak balik rumah, tapi dua bulan ni rasa sekejap je. Rasa masa berlalu sangat pantas.

Aku pun tak tahu kenapa aku buat entri ni. Padahal benda ni benda normal untuk seorang pelajar universiti tapi sebab aku dah tulis panjang-panjang, buat rugi je kalau padam semua.

Seeker

09:35

I am wondering how those people can use the internet without peeking into their social network accounts while they are finishing their assignments because right now I am abandoning my work and blogging this right now.

I admire those with the critical thinking skills. Those who can think and know how to seek for the information and never do copy and paste method.

I am ashamed of myself. Bye.

Cikgu

15:58

I read this when I scrolled through NoorAnwarHadi's Instagram. He is well-known through his YouTube account IniAnwarHadi, the famous Malaysian vlogger. The quote "From today till I die, I shall be called as Cikgu" caught my attention.

Yes! I am a teacher to be, that's why I'm interested.

I'm looking for a novel that is written by Faisal Tehrani, "Sekolah Bukan Penjara, Universiti Bukan Kilang" or in English it might be called as "School Is Not A Prison,  University Is Not A Factory." I knew about the book from his Instagram too.

And now people know that I love to scroll through people's Instagram or professionally known as stalking. Haha

I have a problem. I can't step in to any bookstore. Why? I HAVE to buy lots of books and novels but, my economy status is not that good nowadays. :(

Where is my sugar daddy? I've been waiting for you.

Smash the accent!

21:02

I just realized that my pronunciation is actually sucks.

What I thought I spelled it correctly was actually wrong. For example, milk. I happened to pronounce milk as /mek/ when the actual pronunciation is just /milk/.

I found out about this in Phonetics and Phonology class that is taught by Dr. Che Ton, a Malay lecturer who speak exactly like a British although she never studied in Britain. This semester, I am looking forward for her class every single week since her class is very interesting and unique.

Logically, who would be interested in learning how you produce a sound? With saliva sputtering and weird facial expression while producing the sound of each consonants and vowels. 

But, she insisted us to speak exactly like the British. We have to do an impromptu role play, and she did say that anyone who speaks Manglish, American, or any other accent except British will be punished!

Jaw-dropped.

Kena cari pakwe mat saleh jap. haha





Oh! This video reminded me that I had to transcribe the poem.


Apple Tea

21:45

"Wait for two minutes and the apple tea will be served." The voice came from the kitchen.

'"You can't serve it to us, ha?" Vivien asked.

"I said, wait for two minutes laaa!" Chuin repeated the sentence again.

After about two minutes, two glasses of apple tea were served on our study tables. "I put sugar today, okay?"

"You put sugar?" I asked.

"You put sugar ah?" Vivien repeated my question.

"Of course! My boo boo are Malays, I have to get used to put sugar in the tea for them." 

I drank the tea. "How much sugar that she put, Vien?"

"I don't know. Maybe one and a half."

Hahaha. I just got used to drink tea without sugar but nowadays Chuin always put some sugar in the tea for us and our favourite quote every night is, "Takde gula, you complain takde gula. Ada gula you complain ada gula. Apa you mahu ha?"




I will miss my tea lady.

Write more!

00:22

Last time, I decided to not post too much about what I do everyday but somehow, I find that I enjoy reading what people do everyday. Maybe I should start to write mine too, since writing does reduce the stress but I will do it in a fictional way since I do have this one wish to write a novel. Haha. And I should practice too!

I read this somewhere on the net, "Surround yourself with people smarter than you."

I think, I can relate that.

This is from my own experience, when you are in a circle of smart or badass people, you tend to control your own behaviour. You will think before you speak and you will have the motivation to be better. I know, it is a bit fake but then you will have the initiative to improve. Well, which one is better? To be a plastic or to be a better person?

Sleep working out

15:42

The day before yesterday, I slept at 3am to finish my assignment which later I found that the due date is in two week. So, I managed to sleep for about half of my sleeping time. Luckily albeit the busy schedules, I managed to not fall asleep in all of the classes. Hence, during the night I decided to not deal with any of those assignments. I ironed my clothes, tidied up my room and arranged my things properly since my room was in a wreckage mode.

By 12am, I went to bed while trying to finish Oedipus Rex, a Greek drama script. At the same time, Vivien was using my laptop, and she stayed in my room. Unconsciously, I fell asleep while reading the script and still didn't finish it. Hailoh! What a bedtime story.


This morning, Vivien asked me, "What are you doing last night? Exercising?"

"Huh? I was sleeping."

"Last night, your hands were like this and I was like, what is with this girl?" She showed me a warming up pose.

"HAHAHAHA. Seriously? Maybe, I acted like that because I didn't go exercise yesterday." Oh no! My body has addicted to exercise. I'm trying to brain this.

A Fortnight Journey - Part (iv) To the beach!

11:28

I know, the programme has ended long time ago and yet I still have this one last post to complete the "A Fortnight Journey" series.

So, after tiring two weeks, we were given a few chances to enjoy oursleves to the max at a few beaches. The first beach that we crashed in was Cherating Beach which is about 45 minutes from our camp site.


13. Cherating Beach

What we did? We grilled ourselves in the hot sunny day and get tanned. I still have the tanned line (perasan mat saleh nak tanned bagai, hahaha), it doesn't go away although it has been a month. We were at the beach almost all the time, at night, in the morning and even in the afternoon.

We were having our own sweet time and of course bonding time. We, the girls were gossiping all the time. Haha. The beach is nice for swimming, it just that we were not so lucky since there were lots of jellyfish on Chearting Beach and they were huge!

By the way, it was a seafood day! We were enjoying the fresh crabs and East Coast cuisines such as otak-otak, satar and keropok lekor.


14. Hai Peng Kopitiam

After spending one night at Cherating we moved to Terengganu! Although I am from Terengganu but I never went to the famous Hai Peng Kopitiam. Well, since there is Lebuhraya Pantai Timur (LPT) or East Coast Highway, I don't have the excuse to come to Kemaman anymore. The coffee that I had was great and made me jumpy all night. I was very hyper on that day.


15. Stranded

Seriously, we stranded twice on that journey which supposed to be four hours. First incident was, the front tire got punctured, so we stranded for about 30 minutes there and I had no idea where was that place. After the uncle who drove the van managed to change the tire with the help of two firemen who accidentally passed by that road, we continued the journey and stopped by Kemasek beach and Mesra Mall.

Second incident happened after we had dinner at Mesra Mall. It was 10 or maybe 11 pm, can't recall the specific time. This time, the back left tire burst! 

Luckily, we stopped in front of a barber shop and the barber let us in. With the help of one of the customer, the driver managed to buy a new tire and changed it in an hour. Uncle! You were our saviour! Weirdly, everyone was in positive vibe and randomly, Josh got a haircut.



16. Kemasek Beach
I used to pass by this beach a lot of times before, but since there is LPT, we didn't use this route anymore. The beach was untouched but since there are a food court and a recreational park built here, people have the access to the beach. This made me quite unhappy as people start to ruin this place but still this place is breathtakingly beautiful.



17. Kuala Terengganu

We reached Kuala Terengganu at 12am, everyone went to bed as fast as they can. Since we had to attend Saiful's wedding on the next day. Who is Saiful? Saiful was the treasurer of Projek Kalsom 19. 

We started the morning by visiting Pasar Payang. The girls did some shopping. We bought batik and stuff. Then, we went to Saiful's wedding. The wedding was nice. There were various of food selection and we feasted joyously. We started with Nasi Dagang, then followed by desserts such as cendol, apam balik and ice cream. Next, after roaming around the place we had Nasi Minyak and grilled mutton! We ate as much as we can since the next activity would be an exhausting one.



18. Pulau Kapas



Let's go to the beach, each
Let's go get away, they say

We kept singing that line since we were at Cherating Beach. Spending the whole week by the beach, surely will change the skin colour. After attending Saiful's wedding, we headed to Pulau Kapas for a day trip! I never knew that we can do a day trip, it costed only RM50! Just bring some food and maybe a tent would be great. 

We went for a two hours snorkelling session, although it was a hot sunny day but we were enjoying ourselves.

We spent about 5 hours there, and then moved back to mainland. Since my semester break would end in a few days time, I had to part with them earlier since I was already in Terengganu. So, they went back to KL and continued the journey. 


Finally! I finished this post after procrastinating to the max!