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Wednesday, 22 April 2015

Soup + Rice = Nice Dinner in Campus

What do we do when we are having a bad mood? Yeah, eat. Nice food has that magical ability to heal us from stress and depression, that is why when we are on diet we are usually cranky and uneasy (I know you have experience this, just admit it hahaha). There is nothing more boring or saddening than having to take your dinner at the cafeteria in the campus. Well the food issue is not that serious during the morning and the afternoon when I can eat at Old Flat where I can get Chinese food and noodles (I no longer have biscuits for breakfast, they can't generate good mood in me LOL). However I will come back to college after class, which means unless I go out again (laziness overloaded!) or else I will have to eat at the cafeteria right in front of my college.

Can you imagine having to eat chicken for every dinner in the campus?  Varieties of chicken rice we have here: honey (madu), spice (berempah), roasted, curry, red sauce (masak merah). Dish with chicken: black pepper, ginger, paprika, tumeric, tomyam, soup and basically all types of fried rice. Even fried Chinese kale or Ipomoea aquatica (you don't know what it is? Make it simple, call it kangkung LOL) has chicken meat and skin inside. Unless you go for burger or fried snacks or bakeries, you will get to eat chicken. 

No matching container this time T^T

This was my second time ordering dinner from Dish Motion (for the post regarding the first time please click here). The menu for this week was papaya peanut soup and long bean rice! There was an adequate amount of papaya chunks and peanuts which made the soup taste light and sweet. Even though I get to have free soup for lunch every day at Old Flat, this one is nothing comparable with the ones provided at economic rice stalls. You won't taste a hint of MSG and it is definitely nutritious! The long bean rice was so good that I couldn't make myself mix it with the soup (if it was white rice I will definitely soak it in soup, just a habit)! There were long bean (of course), fried garlic and dried squid which made the rice so aromatic. My mum used to cook long bean rice at home as well. The dinner today was just so heavenly! It is worth more than the RM6 that you pay. Trust me!

P/S: A satisfying dinner makes a happy girl.

Sunday, 19 April 2015

In The Air, Above The Ground

This is a leap, but it's an undesirable leap for 0.02 tonnes of carbon dioxide added to my carbon footprint (0.02 tonnes = 20 kg). Ok I am just kidding haha but the data is real which I calculated using this carbon footprint calculator. After almost 21 years of never have travelled through air, this was my first time taking off for a route of less than one hour from Penang to Subang Jaya on Malindo Airline, a small plane whose inside looks like a bus with propeller on both side. Well I have been travelling on train but I found that with a mere addition of RM 4 I can save up to 4 hours if I choose flight instead, how attractive does that sound?

We are forbidden to use handphone when departing or landing, so I missed out some beautiful landscapes of Jerejak Island surrounded by fish farms which look like patches on the sea. Some scenes are meant to be kept only in memories boohoo. This place is actually still the mainland of Penang where you can't even see the borderline between the sea and the sky.
Lots of plantations consisted of green patches of different shades. Thanks to the cloudless weather at Penang that I am able to see this beautiful view. You can notice rivers which are brown in colour as well which lead to the sea. Everything is crystal clear in the air that you can see things that you will not be able to see on ground.

Sunday, 12 April 2015

The Day I Went Home - Jeneris By Ahren

Being a student studying far away from home, travelling is quite a normal thing although I merely go back home from university four times per year in average. I prefer to travel using train instead of bus because I can choose my seat and probably escape somewhere else if I find the person sitting next to me is kinda creepy (thank God so far I have not met any). So I am quite familiar with KL Sentral which is the main intercity train station nearest to my university. Not long ago NU Sentral was built right next to KL Sentral and it becomes one of the most popular shopping mall for travellers (even non-travellers will go there for a meal or a movie). As an occasional traveller, there are a few important things I look into when I want to get a place to kill my time while waiting for the train:
  • Wifi 
  • Socket
  • Caffeine 
Yeah I want to use a laptop while having a cup of coffee, hahaha. There are a few cafes in KL Sentral and NU Sentral but so far this is the only one that I will go since its existence there - JENERIS By Ahren (it has everything I need!).

The cafe located right at the entrance of NU Sentral with a garage look.