EngLee's Path

A blog about Eng Lee's life, a freelance programmer in Royal Klang Town (Malaysia).

Sunday, September 25, 2005

On My 22nd Birthday

I celebrated with my girlfriend. I had a great lunch with her at The Chilli in Midvalley. On this is my first visit to Mexican food, I find that the food was extraordinary! In addition to the great food, they are giving out free dessert for birthday boy!

My girlfriend and I taking the free dessert
I celebrated together with SingWang. He's only 4 days older than me. We treated our buddies to have seafood dinner at Teluk Gong (a well-known seafood zone in Klang). Next, we went to KTV at Klang Parade for a singing session. I would like to thank SingWang for sharing the joy together and my buddies who made my birthday moments memorable.

My buddies who were with me on my day
My colleagues treated me Korean food in Crowne Plaza Hotel. The Korean food is actually very tasty and flavoursome, especially the big portion of chicken, made me so full! Thanks!

[Photo will be uploaded soon]

I received a number of birthday wishes through emails, calls, online instant messages and SMS. Thanks for the wishes. I appreciate each and every wish from you all!

Sunday, September 18, 2005

Photo Gallery

After working for a number of days, I finally constructed an online photo gallery of my own. Although I still don't have time to further customize the template, it still serve the purpose to display all my photos. In the future, I'll share all my photo thru that site. For your information, I've added a link (enrii.gallery) in the sidebar for your convenient.

I've added my convocation photos and port dickson trip. Do check the gallery next time, after each of my trip!

Monday, September 05, 2005

Port Dickson-Melaka Trip

All of sudden, WeiSiong called me in a tired night to ask me whether I'm interested to go for 2 day trip to Port Dickson. Since I didn't been there for quite some time, I agreed. We started our journey to the place last Saturday afternoon. We, SoonFat, his colleague, my girlfriend and I, drove to Seremban to fetch SingWang before we finally reached Corus Paradise hotel at around 4:00pm. We then had a normal meal at a normal road side food court in Port Dickson.

The people and the apartment
WeiSiong and gang reached our rented apartment at around 6:00pm. We spent some time walking along the beach and swimming in the beach. When the sky getting dark, we walked back to our apartment and began to prepare for barbeque. WeiSiong (the so-called organiser of this event) prepared a large amount (the amount you can never imagine) of food. They consist of chicken wings, pork chops (sponsored by my father), hotdogs, 3 kilograms of fish balls, packs of fried beehoon, 2 loaves of bread, few cans of tuna, eggs, 2 watermelons and a large box of coleslaws (made from 2 cabbages and 3 carrots). There were only 9 of us. We ate and chatted all the time from 8:00pm to 2:00am.

The second day, I woke up at 10:30am. After we have some leftovers for breakfast, we went to the beach to play balls. We began with volleyball, then beach soccer and hand ball.

Melaka chicken riceWe left the apartment at 2:00pm and head Melaka, the historical city. We had plenty of food there. First, we had the famous Melaka Chicken Rice. The rice was nicely made into sphere shape, which looks so different compared to what we have in a normal chicken rice shop. The chicken, although not as good as those in Ipoh, were quite good to be taken with the rice.

Gula Melaka in ice
Then, we moved to a dessert shop, or they call it "ice shop". The Gula Melaka in ice that I ordered tastes great with the taste of durian in it.

Satay Celup

The last station we went was the famous "satay celup" stall. All the seafood was tasty, but my stomach too full for it.

We left Melaka at 9:30pm. A great unplanned trip.

Independence Day

Malaysia's Independence Day (Hari Merdeka) falls on 31st of August. I've been quite busy in the past few days. Today, finally I'm able to squeeze out some time to blog. I celebrated Independence Day with a slightly different activity this year. I actually went to Putrajaya to watch Merdeka Parade for the first time, after 21 years living in Malaysia. I'm quite ashamed with it.

It was a hot sunny day in the morning when we reach the place at about 7:30am. With me were Zbjernak, WeeSeng (with his partner, Diong) and Kevin. There were some stalls selling food and drinks.

We took lots of photographs. That's the major activity there, besides eating. Here's a few photos.

A kid waiting eagerly
Flag of Malaysia
Flags of states in Malaysia
Spent around 5 hours there before we left for Alamanda Putrajaya (again) for lunch. The FIRST truly patriotic event I've ever been to.