Midway through a haircut.
Hairstylist (With an exasperated look from attempting to thin the bush on my head): You got so much hair la.
Me (Duh-reply): I know...
If there was anyone who lived by this quote, it was Miss Alison Hiew.
This year she is going off to Australia to complete her Bachelor's Degree in Psychology. This means we won't be seeing her for probably another 2 years.
So, we had a farewell dinner together, in conjunction with Hazel's birthday.
Sherene: Really meh!?!?!
Hot ocha vs. cold ocha.
Hazel's b'day card.
Zoom in on the card.
Sherene's pouting pose.
Talk to the hand!
The T-shirt says it all.
Adrian Joseph and Eng Kim.
Jess' candid shot.
We prefer Mastercard. But E12 prefers cash.
Interior Design of Ajisen Ramen.
Julian can't count. Sherene posing in top left corner.
Josh acting cool.
Talk to the hand #2!
Happy b'day girl.
The next day, I went to pick my sister up at the airport. Coincidentally, Ally was still there a few minutes before my sister arrived. What were the chances?
Final picture together.
Heading to the terminal.
So, she's back in KK now and she'll be going off to Australia in February. Give her a call and ask her how she's doing!
E12 will really miss this great individual, but we know God has better plans laid out for her. God bless you Ally!
It's been a long time since I last blogged, so let's make this update a long cam-whore version. My cell group, E12 went to Malacca for a food trip on the 10th of January. The entourage consisted of Sherene, the legendary CG leader, Hazel, Ally, Kevin, Liza, Joshua, Julian, Sabrina and I. We also had a special guest appearance by Eng Kim!
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. And it only seemed right if I started a food trip by having good food.
As usual, Malaysian timing kicks in.
Everyone retreated to the toilet before we started on the journey.
Finally we headed out. The journey to Malacca took about 1 and a half hours.
We finally reached our destination at the Stadhuys and parked around the corner. Everyone immediately jumped off the car and stretched, longing to satisfy their hunger pangs. When Eng Kim exited the car,
the local birds decided to give him a warm welcome. (No pun intended.)
After cleaning up, we headed for Jonker's Street.
We arrived at our first spot: Chicken Rice Balls. I was excited because it was my first time eating this supposedly popular dish.
I always grade chicken rice in this order of elements: the chili, the rice, then the chicken. The chili was excellent! I thought the balls were a little small though. (Again, no pun intended.) The chicken was tender but still chewy. What a great start to a food trip.
At the entrance of Jonker's Street, there was a strange looking sculpture that everyone couldn't resist cam-whoring with.
We made our second stop at a Cendol and Baba-Nonya store. It might look like an ordinary small shop from the outside, but when we got inside we were greeted by the amazing ambience.
The cendol was really refreshing and the durian was heavenly, but the real star of the day was the authentic and rich Gula Melaka.
Next, everyone ate Baba laksa but I opted for the rendang curry noodles. 10 stars out of 10 for the unique sour taste from the lemongrass, the thick and rich broth as well as the tender chicken rendang.
After the meal, we shopped the entire length of Jonker's street, which has accessories and clothing which I actually like more compared to the generic brands in KL. Too bad I didn't get anything, because nothing seemed to yell for my attention.
Next, we stopped at a small tart shop for another breather.
The Durian Cendol in this stall had better durian flesh, but the Gula Melaka was not so rich as the previous stall. The Otak-Otak was deliciously spicy.
We moved along, and guess what I found in one old antique store?
We reached back at Hazel's place for a short rest
before heading out for dinner. We tried Williams, but
So, we decided to give our business to Ming Tien food court.
Overall, I enjoyed myself very (by the power of infinity) much.
I really want to thank everyone who made this outing a success. Special thanks to Eng Kim, who despite being our VIP guest, became our chaffeur as well.
I look forward to the next trip.