22 August, 2010

I have A Date With The "Head Prefect" (D.T. In Da House Again) Part 2

Wide awake!!! With all the "TARP" food, I guess I'm gonna stay awake few hours for the digestion purpose since I just came back from my final gathering with Daniel and the rest of the gang before he is going back to Australia this Tuesday which is the coming 24th. Head was bit heavy, most probably hit by the rain during our second station down by Tg. Aru beach side.

Well, I managed to gather a lot more ex schoolmates this time compared the previous by sending everyone an invitation through Facebook's Event Invitation. Actually the feedback is not as good as I think with only "7 attending", "4 maybe attending", "23 not attending' and a total number of "101 awaiting reply". But guess what??? Out of my expectation.

Here is a little bit info from last night gathering:

Event on : Daniel Tiong Back To Malaysia Again (Part 2)

Date : 21 August 2010

Time : 7pm onwards

Venue : Upperstar, Lintas & Tg. Aru 1st Beach

Organizer : Soo E Ling a.k.a Tiger Power

Attendance list :
Me and myself
Daniel Tiong (Our beloved "Prefect")
Wong Shai Fui
Kenny Low
Irving Guok
Soo E Ling
Rose Tiong
Alastair Fong
Roger Jikinong
Brandon Ho
Jonathan Yong
William Chong
Jaime Jameson Sua
Ivan Tan

Phew!!! Hope I didn't missed anybody out.......

Photo credit to : Daniel & Me

We were stayed in Upperstar until 11 something.....

That night we just can't get all 14 persons squeezed into a perfect group photo, due to some came in late and some left early. That's why you get to see 2 group photos here: (Can you spot the different in between?)

Part of the food I ordered on the night :

Mango Mambo & Garlic Bread

Sandwich Chicken with Mayonnaise

Happy Peoples With Happy Faces Everywhere.......

Then some of us proceeded to our next station to the Tg. Aru beach, the idea came from Rose when she said she wanna eat grilled squid. But by the time we reached there, all stalls been closed down left this bar which remained open:

Everyone ordered their drinks, and I had mine "Hot Choco" too....

Another session of chit-chatting on up to 3 in the morning.....

Before we left the place we managed to take our last group photo and signed our name on a RM1 note for Daniel as a remembrance for each and everyone of us to remind us what a silly thing we had done on this date. Urgh.... Felt like back to school time when we used to sign each other's autograph.

To Daniel,

Thank you for sharing such a good time with us. All the best in Perth, Australia. Really looking forward to visit you in Perth 2012 or perhaps another homecoming for you ??? :D

19 August, 2010

I have A Date With The "Head Prefect" (D.T. In Da House Again) Part 1

Event on : Daniel Tiong Back To Malaysia Again

Date : 19 August 2010

Time : 8pm onwards

Venue : Jerraveda, Lintas & Foh Sang

Organizer : Soo E Ling a.k.a Tiger Power

Attendance list :
Me and myself
Daniel Tiong (Our beloved "Prefect")
Wong Shai Fui
James Chong
Kenny Low
Irving Guok
Wong Siong Siong
Soo E Ling
Soo E Ling's friend (Cant remember what's name is)

I was the only person from Commerce while the rest from Science stream, you might asking me why??? This is because we get to re-shuffle every year during our lower form time (Bridge Class till form 3). But when we were in Upper Form (Form 4 & 5) I went to Commerce stream while the rest in Science stream, that's how we get separated. So don't get messed up why am I attended so many ex schoolmates gathering lately.

Photo credit to : Daniel & Me

Had a great time chilling out with ex schoolmates and last but not least the durians that we had was a "TARP".Looking forward for the second meeting this coming weekend.

The "King" of All Fruits

18 August, 2010

Fun Taiwan : Taipei 101 & Taipei 101 Mall (台北101)

Yosh !!! Finally I got my privacy back. Oops!!! Some of you might not know what I mean, but I bet some of you may. Heh !!! Heh !!! Well, whatever it is, today I'm going to continue to share with you all the beauty of Taiwan.

"The Landmark of Taiwan - Taipei 101"

Here are some introduction about the building:

Taipei 101 (台北101)also known as the Taipei Financial Center, is a landmark skyscraper located in Xinyi District, Taipei, Taiwan. The building ranked officially as the world's tallest from 2004 until the opening of the Burj Khalifa in Dubai in 2010. Taipei 101 designed by C.Y. Lee & partners and constructed primarily by KTRT joint venture and numerous subcontractors including Samsung C & T received the 2004 Emporis Skyscraper Award. The tower has served as an Icon of modern Taiwan ever since its opening. Fireworks launched from Taiwan 101 feature prominently in international New Year's Eve broadcasts and the structure appears frequently in travel literature and international media.

Taiwan 101 comprises 101 floors above ground and 5 floors underground. The name of the tower reflects its floor count, The building was architecturally created as a symbol of the evolution of technology and Asian tradition. Its postmodernist approach to style incorporates traditional design elements and gives them modern treatments. The tower is designed to withstand typhoons and earthquakes. A multi-level shopping mall adjoins the tower houses to hundreds of fashionable stores, restaurants and clubs.

Taipei 101 is owned by the Taipei Financial Center Corporation (TFCC) and managed by the International division of Urban Retail Properties Corporation based in Chicago. The name4 originally planned for the building, Taipei World Financial Center (Until 2003) was derived from the name of the owner. The original name in Chinese was literally, Taipei International Financial Center (台北国际金融中心).

Taipei 101, like many of its neighbors, shows the influence of Feng Shui philosophy. An example appears in the form of large granite fountain at the intersection of Songlian Road and and Xinyi Road near the tower's east entrance. A ball at the fountain's top spins toward the tower. As a work of public art, the tower offers a contrast to the tower in texture even as it design echoes the tower's rhythms. Yet the fountain also serves a practical function in Feng Shui philosophy. A "T" intersection near the entrance of a building represents a potential drain of positive energy or from a structure and its occupants. Flowing water placed at such spots remedy the situation by generating a positive inward flow of CHI. The fountain applies a tradition solution to a tradition challenge yet its design remains modern.

Taipei 101 merges ancient motif and ideas with modern techniques and materials. As a landmark it renew by the symbolism of all tall towers as cosmic centers. Its interplaying symbols speak of optimism, abundance and the ever-renewing cycle of time.

"Day View Of Taipei 101"

"Night View Of Taipei 101"

There you go for today updates, will post more updates in future. So be sure you don't touch the dial and stay tune for more funs and thrills with me.

08 August, 2010

Third High-schoolmates' Gathering @ Yoyo

Event on : third high schoolmates' gathering

Date : 8 August 2010

Time : 8pm onwards

Venue : Yoyo, Lintas

Organizer : Pit Hii

Attendance list :
Me and myself
Imelda Chin
Pit Hii
Li Li
Bess Chong
Rebecca Chong
Mandy Chu

Photo credit to : Me

03 August, 2010

Fun Taiwan : Tamshui Old Street (淡水老街)

Are you looking for some Taiwanese hawker (street food) and snacks?? Such as fish ball soup, iron egg, oily bean curd, fried fish cracker, fish dumplings and a variety of seafood. Well, I think you definitely shouldn't missed this out - Tamshui Old Street (淡水老街).

Tucked in between Tamshui Waterfront Promenade and the bustling ZhongZheng Road, Gongming Street or better known as Tamshui Old Street (淡水老街) is a pedestrian friendly street with enormous array of food to tuck in and souvenirs to bring home.

Oily bean curd is an interesting signature dish of Tamshui. Easily spotted at most eateries, it is a deep fried bean curd (tofu), stuffed with crystal noodle and sealed with fish paste. The texture of bean curd is soft inside and presented with some savory-spicy sauce. Taste is rather subjective to individual but for a foodie, this is a must try at Tamshui!

Besides that, there are still a huge variety of snacks that you can find here in Tamshui Old Street(淡水老街}.

From various of biscuits......

To various choice of snacks.

Strolling along Gong Ming Street, tonnes of vacuum-packed globules somehow will catch your attention. This is the famous Tamshui snack called "Iron Egg" (铁蛋). From the hard boiled egg, they are repeatedly stewed for hours with fermented bean paste, soy sauce, sugar and spices which eventually turning them into black balls. Smaller iron eggs are prepared from quail eggs while the larger ones are from chicken eggs . Their texture is rubbery and some claimed and the taste is flavorful.

The Trademark of Tamshui snack - Iron Egg.

Besides the eateries, there are plenty of interesting shops such as this one:

Taiwanese version of Ripley's Believe It or Not!

Hmm.... I like this shop pretty much :D

The eateries and shops here are open till late at night. Perfect to begin with your evening at Tamshui by watching sunset, then diving into the food haven to chow down.

Like what I did :

"yummy green tea ice cream in my hand, beautiful sunset in my sight"

C'est La Vie !!!

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