Night Cravings

There are some things in life I can't say NO to. Oh sushi from Sushi Zanmai.. 




Tamago Mentai. 



Stamina Roll (Eel + avocado + cucumber)



Mini california roll.



Ocean Roll. (special menu for the month)



Soft Shell Crab Roll. It went from RM 6.80 to RM 8.80 now :'(



Salmon Roll, ermahgerd.


:'( I'm hungry. 


Food: Melbourne Peking Duck


There's plenty of cafes and restaurant situated at Bangsar, specifically the Jalan Telawi 3 area. Melbourne Peking Duck is situated beside the easily-noticeable Pappa Rich. For this year's Mother's Day, my family and I went to eat Peking Duck, Chinese cuisine for a change.


Quack your way up.  



There's nothing special about the concept of the restaurant but the restaurant is really clean. I'm pretty sure Peking Duck is famous in Beijing so I don't know why the restaurant was named Melbourne Peking Duck and not Beijing Peking Duck. Probably to cater to the expat-friendly area. 


Opening dish. So-so.



Come to eat Chinese meal, must have Chinese tea.



The waitress in the restaurant would bring a to your table for inspection. If you think it's okay, they will proceed with serving the duck. A few of the workers here are not local, I'm pretty impressed cause they got the skills yo.








My pictures don't do the duck justice. It's really good. Wrap it or just eat it like that, I love it. :D The skin is the best part of course, crispy! 



The remaining duck is cooked with noodles, rice or stir fry vegetable - your choice. We chose fried kuay teow with duck. Saw a couple of other tables ordering the same thing. 


Fried lemon chicken. Nothing special either.



Soup - tasty! I like this but drink it while it's hot.


Like what my mom said - Peking Duck is like the Chinese's fine dining. For us, it was enough to make us full for the night. Bill came up to RM140. Come here if you are craving for some delicious Peking Duck : )

Melbourne Peking Duck
24-1, Jalan Telawi 3,
59100 Bangsar Baru.
Tel: 03-22021588


DisMAY

There are really a lot of things that I wish to write. So many things had happened over the last 2 weeks, whether at uni or at home. But I can't really write it down here for various reasons. I am so unhappy and frustrated to the point that I wish to quit this uni right now. And just stop studying. Enjoy life. By enjoy life, I really mean just taking a break from all these meaningless things that occupied my life for the past 5 torturing months and I have to endure more for the next coming 3 months.. and it could drag up till 2 more years. I just wish to travel somewhere, alone with my camera, capturing moments in life that are precious to individuals. Just strolling around on streets where I feel safe. Stop by and snack around and continue strolling. Oh how I wish. How I wish...

GE13 and the Property Market

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It is now post-GE13 and the hype is still going on. I think elections had left many people very opinionated about what had happened and what is going to happen in the future. 

Unsurprisingly, from the survey by Iproperty MY, the top three policies that the respondents wanted the winning party to deliver on were more affordable and secure housing, equality for all races and fight against corruption. I agree. I've heard conversations between friends and parents about how the price of properties is rising to the point that is it no longer affordable. I also support equality for all races and fight against corruption - everyone deserves to have equal opportunities and we should put a stop to corruption in Malaysia instead of accepting it 'as a norm'.

Now, as the new government is formed and the upcoming announcement of the new Cabinet is going to be made soon, let's hope for the very best that these policies will come to past. 



This Cina Wants Some Sneakers


image from Taylor Swift


In conjunction with the hashtag of the day, #ApaCinaMahu, I've decided to make a sneakers wishlist. Why sneakers wishlist? Cause recently, I've been browsing and looking for sneakers. I feel like getting one but it's so freaking expensive :'( And if I make a general wishlist... the list will never end. Hehe. So here's it:



1. THE Taylor Swift (limited edition) Red Keds



2. Van's Washed Textile Atwood, Women (Berry Pink)



3. Van's Canvas Authentic (Beach Glass/True White)



4. Van's Chukka Low, Women (Washed Canvas Black/Neon Pink)



5. Van's Atwood Low, Women (Castlerock/Princess Blue)


I like Van's sneakers as compared to Converse. No idea why but Converse's sneakers looks flimsy to me. Lol.


I also posted on my FB the top 10 list for #ApaCinaMahu in general. A few of my friends agree with me. T.T Biarlah the #1 kemahuan menjadi reality. Dah semakin gemuk nih  ヽ(´□`。)ノ


P.S: If you don't know what's going on about #ApaCinaMahu, I'm referring to this.


505

First of all, as I am typing this, I'm having mixed feelings. You know they always say the more hope you put into something, that more disappointed you would feel.




I've gone from being desperate like - God, aren't You here with us?! God, where is Your divine intervention?! God, just where are You?? When are You showing up??



To this..telling myself to keep on believing..

I cannot describe how devastated I feel at the moment, not because how things turned out to be but I'm so angry at how process went on. I know I am not the only one feeling disappointed, cheated even. And I'm not even involved directly, so you could imagine how voters actually feel. Now I do understand why people feel like what they vote don't matter because of such incidents that will discourage them. I mean it feels like what you vote doesn't matter. 

I'm surrounded with friends that have dreams and ambitions to live abroad, outside of Malaysia. Some of them have already fulfilled this dream. They say it with their own mouth - they hate this country - but love their family and friends. Sometimes, I feel the same way. I mean my friends are leaving, why should I stay? It's not so much of a bandwagon thing, really, because I know why they feel that way. So everyday I struggle between the desire to go to another country and experience a better life or believing this inner self that tries to convince myself to stay. This is my home. This is where I belong. I can think of many reasons to leave this land, but one thing that keeps me back here is the ultimate longing to see how Malaysia will turn into a beautiful land once again. 

Take note, Malaysia will never be the same again. As much as I am utterly annoyed and disgusted by people who blindly supports one party and another due to own bias (I don't believe one party should be superior than the other - there should always be a healthy competition), there are more people in my generation who is now taking up the challenge to be more liberal and outspoken against corruption and injustice. 

Gandhi said, "Be the change you wish to see in the world". Similarly, if we want our leaders to stop being corrupted or racist, we need to stop being corrupted or racist ourselves. Remember, even a RM10 bribery to a policeman to avoid getting saman is also corruption.

Someone said that freedom is not for the fainthearted, which I find to be very true. Nelson Mandela served prison for 27 years, and Martin Luther King, Jr and Gandhi were both assassinated. There is a price to pay but it will be all worth it in the end. 

Start today and press on. Whatever we do today will build the momentum for the next few years till the final moments. This is the time for young Malaysians to shine.

The day will come when Malaysia will rise up again. 

And the day is drawing closer. 

Never lose hope.


Women of Malaysia


I just spent my one hour listening to a live discussion between Marina Mahathir, Juana Jaafar, Zainah Anwar, Dr. Tessa and Masjaliza Hamzah (the moderator for this session). I find it rather inspiring than more Malaysian (mostly Malay) women are fighting for women's rights. I think there are more known and uprising feminists that are Malay, more than the other ethnics in Malaysia. In fact, I can't even name a Chinese feminists in Malaysia, or maybe I don't know or heard of them - yet. Now, why am I bringing up this race issue? Surely one would know how sensitive this issue is this in Malaysia.

The reason is because I think for one - Malaysians may live "together" in many different cultures but we still understand our own culture best. But really, look around us - how many of us really do live in multicultural environment? I mean live as in sharing lives together. Not so much, not yet. One thing I observed is that a lot of Malay feminists often turn out to be Muslim feminists too because that's what they know best, it is interrelated. In a lot of cultures - including Chinese and Indian, and in Malaysia - it is often gender-biased and it's still happening today whether in a small or large extent. It's good to have feminists that are from various ethnic background around in Malaysia because they could be the one that will represent Malaysian women (who are made up of various ethnicity). It will give these feminist groups a holistic view but this is an ideal, of course.

I still know of people who thinks that women should stick to being "homey, lovely and caring" all the time. Whenever an issue arises, it would be the woman that would be put to blame. Women are not given the space to make mistakes! Many people still do not believe women have the same capability to perform as effectively as men in top leadership positions even though there are clearly some trait differences between women and men. Because of this, women have often been given less opportunity than men. Don't believe me? Let me give you this question - between a man and a woman of the same qualification, almost similar work experience, which would you offer a job to? Most probably and commonly, people would choose man. Because it is "rational" as there are more disadvantages to hiring a woman like pregnancy, maternity leave, family priorities and such. I'm pretty sure that even women themselves think the same way. I would probably choose the man. You see, this has become a social stigma in our society.

Malaysia really needs more bold women like them (those in the video). To speak up and voice up thoughts. Will Malaysia be able to accept it if the Prime Minister is a woman? If no, why not? A question for us to think about : )

P/S: It's elections tomorrow! Let the best party win, fair and square. Let's pray for a better Malaysia.

31 August

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