Thursday, January 24, 2008

Burgled again.

My previous post on this topic entails the house broken into by burglars prying the back door grill. That was then reinforced. This time they pried the window grill, took out the dish drying rack and climbed in over the sink. Bastards.

It was the eve of Thaipusam. I was late at the office. There were a ton of things that needs to get done. Manage to leave after nine, picked up the family and headed home. Only home has been violated. It could have happened that they were still in the house when I opened the gates as they only manage to rummage through the middle room and only looks as if they were about to start in the main room. At least there were no confrontation and the family is safe.

They took my princess's bag, watches, some cash, rings, my Swiss army knife and perhaps some other small items. Unlike last time, I did not bother making a police report. I just am not up to waiting for hours to get it done. The last episode was unpleasant enough. I do have to say that my landlord has been superb in his support and speedy remedy to the damaged property.

Do take care and turn on the lights, at least...

Thursday, January 17, 2008

Laksa Kuala Perlis

We drove to Kuala Perlis to catch the last ferry out to the Island. Skipped lunch to make time. Manage to arrive by half an hour early. Also manage to convince the Mak Cik to serve us before she closes her stall. No regrets, scrumptious laksa, even if its due to us being hungry.

Monday, January 14, 2008

A whirlwind eating err BUSINESS trip to KB...

Events dictate that my team and I have to be in Kota Baru at very short notice to attend to some urgent matters. We left in two cars from KL at the stroke of midnight upon completing the days work. The first car left from the office after planning for a meet somewhere on the way. I have to wait for a colleague coming off duty to accompany me in my car.

I have been to most place in Malaysia and I will get there however, I have this tendency to lost my bearing and end up elsewhere before finally getting to the destination. This is a well known fact to the team hence, the escort that came with me. Prior to proceeding I asked him to give me the way points, he said - head for toll Gombak and drive straight on - which I promptly did as he quickly fell asleep.

The bright lights of Kuala Terengganu is the first thing that jolted him and brought me to the realisation that I must have missed some turning somewhere as we are now in Cherating whilst the rest of the team was already in Gua Musang....

It was an excellent drive nonetheless.

We arrive an hour later than the first car. After freshening up I was taken for some nasi kerabu daging bakar and kopi kampung. Excellent beginning. We came back satiated and decided to have a couple hours sleep prior to attending to business.

Upon waking up the stomach grumbles yet again thus a trip to Nasi Kak Wok. A simple dish of white rice with smashed chicken curry, fried chicken pieces and sambal. Scrumptious mid morning snack.

This was followed by lunch at Nasi Chikgu. A spread of Kelantanese dishes with crispy fried ikan sembilang/keli as the specialty. I don't normally like catfish due to its close resemblance to snakes but this time the taste overrides the looks. Best of all, for the whole team with some kids thrown in, another five or six dishes, jugs of juice and rice only cost us RM60.

Afternoon snack - kuih akok. Don't be misled, its only eaten in the car on the way to one of the favourite eating places which I am finding hard to recall as I forgot to charge the battery for the camera.

Fishball sate by the beach in Bachok. RM2 gave you a whole bunch with a choice of either sweet or spicy sauce. Washed down with cool coconut juice.
For dinner we headed to White House Coffee in town. An old establishment run by a couple who still man the till and whip up the drinks themselves. Starters consists of home made toast with soft boiled eggs - gee sounds like breakfast - followed with a small packet of nasi dagang and nasi berlauk. Finished with one of the best thick coffee.

There were a lot of empty plates and we were satiated.
Oh, business gets done too.

Monday, January 07, 2008