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All this while, I thought Fook Yuen only served their signature bread “roti kaya” and economy noodles and cooked foods. Not until my deariest brought me to another Fook Yuen branch located at Gaya Street, I was quite shocked when I realised they do serve dim sum.

Hey, how come the main shop at Damai does not serve dim sum?rolleyes

It was quite surprising to me also because dim sum had been always being labeled as “Non-Halal Foods” but when in Fook Yuen, it is halal food. Good news for Wawa because finally she can eat dim sum with us. twisted

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Supper around 10pm++ for 2 person

Their dim sum are huge and only cost RM2.80 per steamer basket, which I think it is so cheap and reasonable than the non-halal dim sum.

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Varieties of dim sum

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My crazy *deariest*

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So late at night and we’re still eating like having breakfast or even dinner
Feeling so sinful neutral

Besides this branch, the other Fook Yuen branch located at Karamunsing Capital do serve dim sum too.

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As my previous post, I really went McD branch at Api-Api Centre there this morning. mrgreen

When I was queue up and waiting for my turn, I realised that lots of them also printed out the McD coupon in order to redeem the free 2 big breakfast. Most of them are wearing office wears.

Imagine that you only need to spend minimum of RM5; either purchase 2 cups of coffee or tea (in my case, I bought 2 orange drinks) and you can get 2 big breakfast ala carte worth RM13.80 for FREE. So cheap leh?

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Buy two orange juice drinks cost RM8.15
and TADAA….

The Free Breakfast.

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Toasted muffin, scrambled eggs, chicken sausage and Hash Brown.
I would also like to thanks to Joshua a.k.a Tallboyz because I got that super duper awesome coupon from his blog. Thanksssss…

And now, preparing myself to KK Twestival 2011 which held in Karamunsing Capital right now.

>Saw this link from a friend of mine in fb and makes me can’t wait to get it by tomorrow morning.

FREE 2 Big Breakfast with a Minimum RM5 purchase

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So, don’t sit there and let this fantabulous promotion fly away. Hurry print it out and go McD before it ends on 31 March 2011.

Will purchase it tomorrow for a lil surprised for him as he loves the hash brown so much.

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All along for this Japan trip, I owed Nicole a lots as she really done well with this trip. She booked the accommodation, plan the itinerary, give information and advise to me in order to apply for visa and lots more. Oh ya! I had lots of my friends comment and enquiry regarding Japan trip which I think I will share and post it soon.

During our stay in Osaka, Nicole booked budget hostel/guesthouse for backpackers like us. wink

J-Hoppers is the name and it is located in 3 minutes away from JR Fukushima Station. It is so near that we no need to worry about the time consuming from the hostel to the train station. Besides that, our favourite stopby convenience stores was nearby there too. “7-Eleven is the spot” like what Teriyaki Boyz sang in the Tokyo Drift song. Without 7-Evelen, I can’t imagine how can we survive after our first night dinner experience when we arrived Osaka.

Besides the train staion, Umeda Sky Building is also just 15 minutes walk from J-Hoppers.

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Located on the quiet shopping street standing lots of restaurant and bars side by side.

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Lobby of the hostel
This is where their reception, welcoming us by their friendly and warm staff.
They even provide lots of flyer for you to get up-to-date local travel information and if you can’t find the info you want, ask their staff. [Pics from their homepage]

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The well and fully-equiped self-catering kitchen

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Double decked that me and Nicole slept; Me at the top while Nicole at the bottom

Nicole booked the mixed dormitory which fix 6 person in 1 room. It cost 2,500¥ per person for a night. What I like about this hostel was free access to their WiFi using our own gadget. No worry about connecting with my family and friends and back in Malaysia.

Another tips for those who plan to Japan; Nicole and I unable to call back home during our 8 days trip in Japan. So, it is better for you to search for the accommodation that provide free WiFi access.

If you are staying in budget hostel, besides the room, the other part that you would like to know is whether the toilet is clean or not. But for J-Hoppers, you do not have to worry too much because it is awesomely clean and warm too. ◡‿◡

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Clockwise: Lavatory with dryer, toilet with heated seat (this is so cool until I don’t feel like want go outmrgreen) and showers room with heater. (This pic is not mine too)

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The unique bed curtain. Nicole is busy packing as we are about to leave.

We stayed for 3 nights and we are the only 2 gals in the mixed dormitory eek…All along our stay, we being accompanion by the 4 Caucasians guys. Some from France, some from Australia. On our first night, there was one French guy invite us to join him for dinner but i refuse. Better take pre-caution. But on the next day, that French guy had been checked out from the room. Sometimes I regret for rejecting him because I can have a French guy friend and he can become my tour guide on my upcoming trip to France. ❤‿❤ [Day dreaming again]

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Besides Osaka, J-Hoppers also have branches in other cities; Kyoto, Hiroshima Trad and Hida Takayama. And if you stay any of their branches for more than 10 times (if not mistaken), you will get 1 night for free…

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Fukushima Station

So if you plan to holiday in Japan and overnight in Osaka, do check out their homepage http://j-hoppers.com/index.htm for a pleasure and comfort stay.

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Dotonbori
Dotonbori is a downtown district located in the area along the Dotonbori River which starts from Nipponbashi (bridge) to Dotonboribashi (bridge). At night time, it is lit by hundreds of neon lights and mechanised signs, including the famous Glico Running Man sign and Kani Doraku crab sign.

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The neon signs shine brightly in the dark

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Finally, we saw the Glico Running Man

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Huge model crab

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Sex machine? I wonder what is the purpose?


America-Mura, Shinsaibaishi Shopping Centre and Dotonbori is all along in one street which called Minami, one of the Osaka’s two major cities centers.
Then after, Nicole and I heading back to our hostel to put all of our shopping grabs before visiting our final pitstop . Yeah, both of us shopping lots especially on cosmetic products. It is more cheaper when comes to Shiseido brand, as this is their local products.

Umeda Sky Building
The 173 meter tall building consists of two main towers is a spectacular high rise building in the Kita district of Osaka.

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Stands upon 173 meter tall, it features a rooftop observatory, The Floating Garden on the 39th Floor.

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The open air observatory offers a great and spectacular night view of Osaka City.

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Besides as an observatory deck, it is also a romantic place for the couple to hang out.
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Large love frame
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How to get there: The Umeda Sky Building is a 10-15 minute walk from Osaka and Umeda Stations.

Floating Garden Observatory:

Opening hours: 10:00 to 22:30 (entrance until 22:00)
Admission fee: 700 yen
Nicole and I managed to get the admission ticket for 500 yen by purchase it from our hostel. biggrin

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The Rippling Blossom

If you are watching this Hong Kong drama series recently, you will be affecting to crave for sushi. Yes, it really has the power to make not only just me, but even my colleague also being seduced by this drama to make us keep non-stop to thinking about sushi. Lol~

No wonder last month I had non-stop for Japanese foods. Looks like drama has the power to affect my appetite. How about you?

Talking about sushi, thanks to Wojamama for keep sending sms regarding their RM2 Bonanza. Starting with their first stop at 1Borneo from 11 March until 13 March, then they moved on with their RM2 Bonanza at Lintas branch as their second stop from 14 March – 16 March.

We went Lintas branch last Monday because we both too obsess with sushi.

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All sushi on the belt are RM2.
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Total: 12 colourful plates

We didn’t eat much on that day because TTM had dinner at home later. But we would like to go again on the next day. Maybe because it is too cheap with just RM2 per plate, some of their foods are not that fresh. But who cares? RM2 only and you can eat until you can feel that your pants are so tight.

Too bad, we didn’t manage to go there the day onwards because we were rushing for our jobs. But then again, I had received 3rd sms from them again. Their last stop at Asia City branch which will be held from 17 March until 20 March.

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This time around, 44 plates.

Surprised leh two of us can had that much? But don’t be fooled for that because I was not just being accompanied by TTM, but with my family too. Thanks TTM once again for belanja my family. (❤‿❤)

So, what are you waiting for? Today (20/03) is their last day of RM2 Bonanza at Asia City. Fast fast go there. No member card required. 🙂

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Have you ever wondering how many kids you plan to have after marry? Or even wondering how many boys and girls you and your spouse would like to have? Maybe sometimes things is not under our control but I’m sure everyone ever thought of that when you are just little kid or even grow older as times goes by.

For me, I would like to have 2 kids. My friend asked why and my answer was “So that when travel, taxi is enough for me, my husband and 2 kids.” Funny answer leh? My collegemate gals ever discussed this during last month CNY and one of them said she likes to have twins. That’s sound pretty interesting. When we heard of that, we thought that maybe one goal will be easier than experience the pain over and over again. Not until when she said, “My kid will very kasihan (pity) to go to school alone. So if I born twins, then he/she got accompanion.” Lol~ We laughed non-stop in the car.

How come I crap about this so suddenly? I never ever thought of posting this until I met a small cutie little gal last few days. My mom’s aunt and her husband happened to visit KK last Sunday from Kuching. They brought along their granddaughter. At first, I didn’t plan to entertain her as I was so busy to edit my Company annual dinner pics as you can see, I haven’t post any entry of that yet.

But she was standing there, so quiet and just keep starring at my puppy. So, I decided to move my ass and asked her whether want to play with my puppy. Within few seconds, we 2 get along well; together eating Sarawak “kon lo mee” and drink Vitagen on the table which I put my laptop and doing my work.


Megan, the cute little gal who loves pink so much


My dad brought them to New Wong Kok Restaurant for brunch. Loves their dim sum

We even brought them to Sutera Harbour for a walk.


See how adorable she was?


Megan and her grandmother, which was my mom’s aunt

On the first day Megan went to Sutera Harbour, she keep saying “I want swim. I want swim. But I didn’t bring my swimming costume. Jie Jie, do you have?” Erm, actually I do have but it was long long long time ago and my mom doesn’t remember exactly where she put.

But her wishes come true on the day before she left KK. My dad brought Megan and her grandparents to island. What’s shocking me was 6++ years old little gal know how to snorkelling? OMG~


That’s her and my dad. See how far how deep they went?

Even though she swim non-stop for whole day, she is still active and very energetic. Yesterday night, after dinner, we went to Lido Food Court. What I like about this little gal was she is obedient and a good gal. At first, she want order “Ice Coffee” and share with me but I can’t drink coffee late at nite. Yeah, the time is almost 11 pm and if I did drink coffee, I guarantee I can’t sleep for whole night. So, I told her I want yam milk tea and she said “OK”. You see, she so obedient one.


She drank the yam milk tea I ordered.

By the way, Megan is pure chinese but her skin is dark like me 🙂

Today, she went back to Kuching but the sad thing was I unable to say goodbye to her. Damn the traffic jam along the way from Lintas to Lido. Very stupid one.

After spending with Megan for this few days, I was thinking, how I wish if I have a daughter, she would be like Megan – cute, smart, adorable, obedient and intelligent? By the way, Megan can speaks lots of language and dialect in her age. At first, I thought she only know English and sometimes spoke Hokkien not until when she ask me why I buy reload in Mandarin. So smart this girl. She is easy to get along too and she is not those type that like to stick with her mommy and daddy like other kids.

And now I start to miss her. Megan, Jie Jie miss you so much. Wish you could come to KK again.

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1oth March – a shortie and chubby gal was born. That’s me by the way. Kekeke. Looks like this year my birthday is filled with lots foods. And now I feel like my blog is more towards foods too.
As for the lunch time on my birthday, here comes Japanese foods again. Kaze seems to be TTM favourite Japanese restaurant as we just went there last week, and now he wants to go there again. Once again, thanks for the birthday treat. (❤‿❤)

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Kaze Japanese House – a cosy and tiny little place to have a nice foods
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Okonomiyaki – Japanese pancake served with cabbage, prawn. And also futomaki.

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Bento set – Futomaki, sushi, Tamago Yaki and lots more.

Even we only had that 2 meals as our lunch, we are absolutely can feel that our stomach is so full.

When we back to office, Lee Hung gave me something and told me that it is from the accounting department partner. I opened it and saw is “tau fu fah”.

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Sweet, soft and nice “tau fu fah” from Accounting Department Partner.

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Oreo Cheese Cake and Chocolate Moist Cake. Thanks to Lee Hung and Foan 🙂

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Around 3pm, Angliea intercom me and informed me that someone with the title “Datuk” came from the Company which I was in charge of doing their audit want to discuss with me regarding their account. I was so nervous so I intercom my manager and informed him too regarding this. So, he decided went to the 7th floor to see what’s happening. But within a few minutes, he came up and told me the Datuk want find me, not him. I was so curious why that Datuk want find me for. I was so rushing to the 7th floor in order not to let that Datuk wait for me.

However when I reached 7th floor, I couldn’t find that Datuk and suddenly I saw a box writte my name of it with a candle. OMG~ Another surprised from Company secretary department. My manager and them are putting prank of me. This is really a shocking and surprised birthday I ever had.

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Thanks Angliea for the fruit tartlet. It is really so delicious.

Before I went back home, here comes my final cake of the day. Why this is the final cake? How’s about cake from my family? It suppose to be good news as my mom had specially made cake for me but too bad, it dropped to the floor, before I manage to have a look on it. Too bad…

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Durian Cheese Cake by my company. Thanks Sui Lee for recommend this.

Although no cake from my family, its still Ok because they treat me dinner at Boston, Karamunsing Capital. TTM joined us for the dinner too mrgreen.

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Sweet and sour fish corn rice

So, that’s the story of Shortie birthday for the year 2011.

I would like to say MILLION THANKS to all my beloved friends, cousin and family for the birthday wishes via either SMS, FB, ip message or even phone call. Guess I received lots of birthday wishes this year. Thanks to FB. Kekeke~

You see, kan I told you my birthday is filled with lots of foods surprised

To Shing Wei: If you are wondering what’s my birthday gift from him, erm… Nothing~ Well, of course I’m not getting any at this moment. Maybe soon…

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Gonna celebrate a day before my actual birthday with TTM because birthday is meant to be celebrate with my beloved family. Decided to have dinner at Suria Sabah but 2 options; either dining in Sushi Tei (2 of us are Japanese foods maniacs) or in Secret Recipe. Finally, he choosed Secret Recipe because of one and only reason, he never try have meal at there. Hahahaha…

Since I am the princess for that night, so I ordered whatever I want and he paid for the bill. Thank you, my dearest TTM. Everytime we went out for either lunch or dinner, we just ordered a drink and 1 main course. But this time around, we ordered from starter, main course until dessert.

Our Drinks

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Ice Chocolate with cream. It is so tempting and now I know what should I order when visit Secret Recipe next time.

Our Starter
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Mushroom soup.

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Spring roll with Thai chilli sauce as condiment

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My meal – Spagetti Chicken Meatball

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His meal – Grilled BBQ Chicken

Our Dessert
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Chicken Pie. When the waiter served this, me and TTM was like “Woah!!”
It is damn huge from what we expected.

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Lots of foods we ordered that night 🙂

Last but not least, MY CAKE
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Chocolate Indulgence Cake

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Princess and the cake

Our night ends with movie. We watched “I Am Nunber Four” and you know what, it is my favourite English movie for the year 2011. It is better than Avatar. Wondering why many people think Avatar is better but I think “I Am Number Four” is more interesting and exciting. Not till, when I went back home and searching for the trailer from youtube to post in FB and telling all my friends that “I Am Number Four” is great movie, I noticed that the producer is Michael Bay. If you are Transformers fan, you will know Michael Bay as he is the director of that movie. No wonder most of the scene in I am No. 4 similar to Transformers. And now both of us impatient for the next sequel of Transformers 3: Dark of the Moon and also sequel of “I Am Number Four”

MOVIE FOR THE NIGHT

Not-to-miss movie for the year.

>I took another half day leave again last Tuesday, just to fetch her…

That is Kai Wee, my very best friend when we studied in KL. She just came back from Taiwan (refer previous post). She is damn hungry when reached KK and craving for Japanese foods. So, I brought her to Wojamama, our own Sabah Japanese restaurant in 1Borneo.


My face is so chubby. How to reduce the chubby face? Any clue?


Sushi (forget the name xP)


Tori Curry Don. Only RM9.90 during happy hour (2.30 pm – 5.30pm)

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Thanks Kai Wee for belanja me. Yesterday you asked me what I want for my birthday. Ok lah, this consider as my birthday treat. Thanks so much and hopes to see you soon. xP

During her Taiwan trip, Doraemon theme park is closed due to the termination of the contract with 1 of the theme park. So, she took this chance to take with this big big Doraemon which we saw outside Wojamama.


Courtesy pic from Kai Wee.

So envy that Kai Wee went Taiwan during the spring season. The sakura blossom during that time. Even when I was in Japan last year, never got the chance to see sakura as the period I went was autumn season.


  • ken: >so cool ah the miniature world.. gotta admire the precision and accuracy of the structures :)
  • Diana Diane Teo: >CathJ and ladymariah - Thanks so much! =)
  • Diana Diane Teo: >Armstrong - Although quite sad because it comes to the end, but I am quite happy to see it ends with good ending. :)Sailor - Thanks for the compli