Thursday, May 31, 2007
Sunday, May 27, 2007
Come Sunday morning, the place is filled with hungry people, fresh smell of coffee and delightful aroma of different delicacies. The range of food available here on Sunday is more differing than normal offerings.
dim sum station
They have the ‘dim sum’ station with offerings like ‘siew mai’, ‘ha kau’, ‘char siew pau’ and other steam or fried stuff.
chi pau kai
Then they have the ‘nyonya’ station offering local delicacies like ‘ang ku’, layer cakes, ‘bak chang’ and a very big bun with chicken inside called ‘chi pau kai’. That thing can literally feed a family of four.
fast food station
Other station you can find there are the roast section offering typical roast duck, chicken or pig, fast food station with its many dishes, noodle section and dessert station with its ‘bubur cha cha’, ‘abc’ and ‘lek tau suan’. Although it’s a four shop lot coffee shop, be prepared to fight for seats.
Thursday, May 24, 2007
Smart Cleansing Gel
1st stop, the Smart Cleansing Gel is a refreshing cleanser that really cleanses your face without the dry and tight effect after your normal cleansing. They also come in easy pump bottle to facilitate lazy men like me.
Next, the Smart Toner is a one of the kind toner that you can use to refresh your face all day long. Besides refreshing your face, it also protects your face from any impurities and tones your skin also. Again, it comes in an easy spray bottle so you can just spray it on your face like a plant.
Natural Face Scrub - scrumptious!
Face scrub is a must today for any modern men. The Natural Face Scrub cleanses your face deep and also smoothens it with its honey, oat and almond all natural ingredient. You smell so good after each scrubbing sessions that you almost wanted to eat the scrub itself.
Pore Minimizer Concentrate
Lastly, the Pore Minimizer Concentrate is a little precious bottle of serum to minimize your pores on your face. After a dedicated usage of it, your face will look refine and clear. After using those products, I feel like a new and very vain guy. It also broke a big hole in my wallet…..
Wednesday, May 23, 2007
Sunday, May 20, 2007
fried prawn noodle (RM12.00)
We had a plate of ‘fried prawn noodle’ that comes with big chucks of prawns. The yellow noodle blends well the aromatic prawn paste and also the prawn meat. The prawns are fresh and you be licking the shell for all its worth.
chu cha mee (RM3.00)
The next dish is a typical Foochow fare called ‘chu cha mee’. It’s basically yellow noodle cooked in thick dark sauce gravy served with meat, seafood and vegetables. Some people like it in soup form but we opt for the semi dry version. A dash of white wine makes the noodle yummy to the last drop. Just be more civilized and don’t go licking the whole plate clean.
Wednesday, May 16, 2007
Is there a paradise just next door to Kuching itself, as many might want to ask? There are a few actually if you search hard and have the adventurous soul to do it. Let me introduce you to a little piece of paradise just next door to Kuching. It’s just a mere 1 ½ hour’s drive from Kuching. You just drive towards Batu Kawa from Kuching then straight ahead to Lundu town. After the bridge, just follow the sign board to Sematan town. When you reach Sematan, just turn into Palm Beach Resort just before you hit the town it self.
welcome to Sematan Palm Beach Resort
road to paradise (picture courtesy of Calvin)
the resort sits on golden sand beach (picture courtesy of Calvin)
Talang-talang island just a stone throw away from the resort (picture courtesy of Calvin)
The resort sits on a prime beach area off the tip of Sarawak. It overlooked the Talang-talang island in front and Tanjung Datu national park on the right. The water is blue, the sky is clear and the beach is wonderful. Coconut trees sway to the rhythm of the sea breeze. You can just sit under the shade and do nothing for the whole day. The resort offers different type of accommodations to cater for different group. The packages include of the room, breakfast and dinner.
our humble little shack
adult version of double decker bed
We opt for the four person chalet because it overlooked the sea. The chalet looked like a wooden tent with two levels. There’s a king sized bed on the ground floor and two single on the first floor. Toilet is located on the ground floor and there’s even a patio for you to sit and take in the sea breeze.
for your pleasure or pain
wanna go kayaking??
cool refreashing waterfall at Kampung Pueh (picture courtesy of Ed)
When you are there, you can go for kayaking, rock climbing, cycling around town or go snorkeling at the nearby Talang-talang island. For the more adventurous, you can go for jungle trekking at Gunung Gading National park or Tanjung Datu National park. Gunung Gading National park is just situated at Lundu town while Tanjung Datu National park is about 1 ½ hour boat ride from Sematan. You can catch a glimpsed of the world largest flower ‘Rafflesia’ at these national parks. We wanted to go to Tanjung Datu National park but were disappointed by the lack of transportation provided to the place.
this is all i can afford for my ride (picture courtesy of Calvin)
open space (picture courtesy of Calvin)
Gunung Gading National park at the back (picture courtesy of Calvin)
clear blue sky and sea
It’s a very SAD thing if we got some of the most magnificent places on earth but the Government and those related agencies didn’t exploit the potential and introduce it to the world. Instead of sulking, we explore the nearby beaches and towns. Lives here are slow and easy. There are a lot of photogenic places around Lundu and Sematan and we took almost 1000 pictures for the 3 days trip!
dead jelly fish on the beach!!! quick!!! do CPR!!!
beautiful sea shell
as the sunset, we say good bye to paradise