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Thursday, February 9, 2017

My Trip to South Korea - Part 1

Ohhhhh Yeahhhh!!!....

At last I stepped foot in South Korea (SK)....
The country that I always imagine going to...
The BBQ's... Kimchi (not a fan).. INSTANT noodle.. (my man and my dad hates it.. BUT I like it)
What else??? FISH CAKE.... I love it...

My first and probably only love in SK which I miss till now..
More story to this meal which I will share later on..

It was a 12 days trip including flight hours...   21/12/2016 to 1/1/2017 

SG-KL (Silk Air)
KL-HCM (Vietnam Air)
HCM-PUS (Vietnam Air)
PUS-CJU (Jeju Air)
CJU-GMP (Asiana Air)
ICN - HCM (Viet Jet Air)
HCM-SG (Viet Jet Air)

7 flights to catch just for a SK trip.....

21/12/2016

Departed SG about 3pm to get onto my plane to KL... it was a normal journey.. nothing unusual... just made sure I was on the flight.. That was the whole aim...

SG-KL waiting for my flight.. 
This purple bag flew with me many times... Never left at home if I'm flying

The reason why I choose to fly from KL was because the flight ticket KL-HCM-PUS was about 495.9RM when we decided to buy the ticket and also thought, me and the rest could fly together but kinda got cheated because there was only 1 seat left and I bought the ticket 1st.. Then my bro.. So we both flew Vietnam Air on almost same time but 2 different transit.. I was at Ho Chi Min and he was at Hanoi probably checking out the girls during our LONG stop...

Reached KLIA met up with my brother with the thought in our head that we will reach Busan at 6 am on 22/12/2016 which we later got to know that our flight was delayed 6 hours... In other words we will be in Busan at 12pm... 

arrrghhhhh.. who cares lar... dont delay any longer can ady... I got to know later on that Vietnam Airlines pilots don't like to fly midnight flight... Let me know if this isn't correct..


 I forgot to bring my earphones and wanted 1.. so I got it through the vending machine in KLIA for 25RM
 My meal on board from KL-HCM
..Its either chicken or beef... of cz choose chicken 


 Transit... Passangers get free food.. and blanket because it will be cold night..
No doubt the weather at Busan was bad.. but the fact that they had a specific time - 6am to fly.. ermmmm.. 

 I hated that I did not have a 2 pin plug in my bag.. 
I did not get to charge my phone = no game to play.. No entertainment to keep me entertained and all the SK ppls were Hangul-ing away.

 Who on earth gets hungry after a meal in the flight and in the wee hour.. 12am - 6am???
Certainly not me... the meal provided comes with a drink.. so i traded my food for a bottle of water and a can on pepsi
 done sleeping... its now time to wash up and board my flight to Busan..
 At last.... I see my flight number appearing on the screen..
 2nd mean on board... HCM-PUS.. fish this time since I had chicken earlier
After a long hour flight KL-HCM-PUS (more than 12 hours)... we finally meet
7 or was it 11 Celsius if not mistaken.. not feeling cold yet..
All I needed at that time was toilet to do business and bath...
No business can be done in HCM due to no bidet found..
 
More like maid at that time only...

My bro insist that we take the train even though I told him I want to take a cab
 So this was it... My love, we found you in the train station and I immediately stopped my bro and he ๐Ÿ˜ rolled his eye at me... "If we didn't take the train you wouldn't have the chance to eat this"..
I dont remember which station this was.. but definitely a transit..

Oh yeah.. don't simply feed a different gender unless you want ppl to go 'wwwooooowww' at you..
My family never had this issue about feeding each other and we didn't know that school girls there gets jealous of such action.. The ajumma there smiled at us and I had to tell her is was my brother "dongseng"... sweat..!!!!

 This was the long stair that will bring us to our hotel.. but i definitely did not take this or I would have died OTS... Never will I...

On the way here.. we had to transit at least 3 station and all trains were packed especially the last..
My last train journey, I lost my bro because the ajumma's wouldn't let me out even after me saying excuse me because I was too soft and excuse me doesn't work considering they may not understand English and they don't care.. All I needed to do was push my way out.. at the next station and take the next train back.. =(



 Bus ride to Gamchon Cultural Village
 Fish cake again...
 Hot Dog w Topokki & potato sausage
ssiathotteok which taste like appambalik...

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Gamchon cultural village... Its a FISH design at the back..
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It gets dark as early as 5pm
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Me and bro just being silly...

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1st night already requested for BBQ... I have thins thing for BBQ.. don't care here or SK... where ever..

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BBQ not enough... sit in the roadside covered stall to eat more


This photo sums up all the things I ate in that 1st days in Busan... from my Instagram page...

smmanan I've eaten 10 different item today... #fishcake #takoyaki #topokki #ssiathotteok #samgyeopsal#cheesechicken #hotdog with topokki #potatohotdog #friedchicken #icecream ... #yummmzz #ilike #ilove .. I had uncountable of fishcake.. can't get enough of it.. ๐Ÿ˜˜ #food #korean #busan


This is just my part 1 on Busan.. more part to finish my 10 other days...

Till then.....
ciaozzz....

Thursday, January 5, 2017

It's been long

It been so long since I updated my blog...

I wonder why...
Guess I lost my way and the old blogger app wasn't working and I was trying to find ways to upload a post.. 
I've been to lazy to on my laptop which has been on the same place for a very long time...

Maybe I should fire up the laptop and then start writing back.. 

I think I should

Till then see ya. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Sunday, July 10, 2016

Relationship #6

Relationship - career 

The amounts of things you do to keep your career - do the same to keep your relationship..

If you run and get work done for you manager to keep your career safe - do the same for your special person to keep your relationship safe.

Sunday, July 3, 2016

The best proposal??

None.. 

No proposal would have surprised me.
No proposal would have kept me patient waiting for him to ask 'will you marry me?'
No proposal would have made me tear.
No proposal would have made me satisfied..

Been with the same guy for the past 11 years and I know he is the one.
All his moves, I know.

All his surprises??
I admit there are moment/things the he did previously did surprise me..

I'm not a very patient person..
If you were to make me wait, dance, paper proposal, go on your knees, or any sort that takes time for you to insert the ring - I will walk away.. Maybe run.. Cz I feel weird.. Scared.. 
Because it feels so not me.. So funny..

I like surprises.. But dancing, paper proposal, going on your knees, gives me time to think..

Maybe if you put the ring in my food?? ( I chew my food, so no worries about me being chocked) I'll probably consider that proposal as a surprise.. 

Don't go on your knees.. Cz I'm marrying you even if you stand.. ๐Ÿ˜†๐Ÿ˜†

I'm a practical person.. I date him knowing that I wanna spend my life with him..
I date him because I want to marry him..

Proposal or not.. He is mine ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š

I guess I got a good deal.

He didn't need to go on his knees..
He asked my dad-> my dad said yes -> he came with his whole family to ask my dad (family) for my hand in marriage and  we both got each a ring on both our finger.๐Ÿ˜‰ fair deal huh??

And I am officially ENGAGED....!!!!!

As usual I wasn't the shy girl on that night.. 
I was myself and I was excited.. 
Why??
Too many eyes on me..
And I was dolled up in traditional wear..

Wonderful-happy night...

This is me seated on the floor & selfie-ing while waiting to be called out to collect my saree from the in-law. *excited* 

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

2016 CNY

This year is probably my saddest Chinese New Year.

Why?

1. Because I change job, I didn't take a week leave..
2. Took a 7 hour bus ride home all because the 2nd immigration stop was inefficient..
3. My ๅนด(year) 30 night meal was just the 5 of us and no grandmother to say 'ah po eat'..
4. Had a severe asthma attack but did not die.
5. Attack symptom continued for 2 weeks.
6. Journey down south was alone..
7. Rate was low so not enough money to enjoy.
8. Only had 1 Yee sang toast for the 15 days of CNY.. How pathetic??
9. Ang pau collection? Don't mention because it's just tradition and since I'm single, they give I take lor..
10. Office angpau? Sumore don't say.. None..

Despite all those.. I'm just happy that I'm happy. It's time like this I spend more time with family.. 
It's time like this that gives me chance to go home.
It's time like this that I'm happy..

Not seeing my parents for 2 months and going home makes me emotional and I'm happy that I have these feelings..

Hope everyone had a good CNY

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Anchovies

When all you want to do is snack...


Good? Yea
Nice? Yea
Salty? Just nice

I was in a hurry to fry it that I didn't take photos of my ingredients and the process...

2 chilli padi
1 medium size onion
1 handful of anchovy
1 tea spoon of soy sauce
Oil for frying

Chop the chilli padi as big or as small as you like.. Do the same to the onions ( I hate onion so the bigger the better).

Fry your anchovy.. When it is crunchy, you either take out the anchovy and pour out the oil, or just pour out the oil and leave the anchovy in the pan.. Get what I mean. Basically just take out the oil.

Next, put in the chilipadi and onion then fry them all together.

Sprinkle the soy sauce on the anchovy and ready to serve..

Yummmm yummmm

Saturday, December 19, 2015

Tong Yuen

Did I tell you I've shifted?

I no longer stay in a room only.. I've got a whole house now.. With a KITCHEN..

I don't cook, don't know how to cook, but I like cooking..

Don't ask me how that can even happen.. But it's just like that..

I tried making tom yam soup the other time.. Looks like I haven't post about that.. I shall do that later... 

Today I made Tong Yuen, tang yuan, glutinous rice ball.. Whatever you want to call it..

Last time when I stayed with my parents, I used to only help my mum roll the flour into balls without knowing any steps to making it. Today, with my sister's guidance, I've completed my tong yuen...


I'm glad with the outcome, but I think a little more sugar will be better.. Maybe cz  it's cold, so the sugar don't taste as sweet as it was when it was hot.

All I used was :-
I wanted to put pandan leaf but no sight of it so ended up with the artificial flavor only. 

Make your syrup 1st... Water, rock sugar ginger (as much as you want) and pandan flavour (real pandan will be better)

Once the rock sugar dilutes, taste your syrup.. Add sugar as much as you want according to your taste.

Once it's to your liking, off the stove and let it cool down. Put it into the fridge after that for cold syrup.

Next - Rolled 1 original, white and 2 colored - green apple and cochineal red..

1. Make sure you do not have any items on your finger, i.e. ring.
2. Don't directly roll the flour with colour on your palm.. Your hand might turn red.

Not too dry not too wet, just right.

Do any shape that you like.. I tried the paws, round, slightly squared, burger and one funny looking no idea what it is..

I put all this on a cling film so that it doesn't stick on the plate and easy removed.

Okay.. The difficult part here was the rolled flour gets dried easily because it was sunny today.. Try doing it when the weather isn't very hot/dry.

Now, throw all of them into boiling hot water.. Take out when it starts floating...
 
All came up and I slowly scoped them up and put them into a bowl of water with ice so that it will be QQ..


By now, your syrup would have been cold.. Take them out from the fridge, put all your tong yuen in the syrup and put back into the fridge.. 

Let them soak in the syrup for as long as you want..

After 20-30mnt-ready to be served...

Yummy yummy...
I'm happy
I'm satisfied

I got to know if you want your tong yuen to be sweet, add sugar into your flour when you roll it..

Now, dong zi is on 22 December 2015, so make your own tong yuen now.. 

Bye bye.... 

Yummy yummmmzzzz

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