Thursday, May 31, 2012

Pesta Ka'amatan (Harvest Festival)


Kotobian Tadau Tagazo Do Kaamatan! 
(Happy Harvest Festival! in the Kadazan language)

Photo courtesy of Ben's Slice of Life

I've not got the chance to celebrate Pesta Kaamatan (Harvest Festival) with my family members in Sabah yet but, I sure do feel the excitement way over here just by looking at the photos and reading the news =p 

Pesta Ka'amatan (known locally as Tadau Ka'amatan) is a yearly celebration by the Kadazandusun ethnic group and is one of the most look forward holiday in Land Below the Wind. It is celebrated to offer thanksgiving for the bountiful harvest.  During the festival, traditional ceremonies and rituals are held followed by a variety of activities. One of it is the Unduk Ngadau, a beauty pageant held as a memorial to Huminodunthe sacrificed daughter of the Kadazandusun spirits Kinorohingan and Suminundu.

I've pestered my younger sis to try her luck at participating in Unduk Ngadau to no avail..tee hee.. Hmm... probably I'll start encouraging my cousin sister instead.. =p
Anyway, TheGreenMechanics has the list of Unduk Ngadau 2012 winners. Check it out!

More photos :

Gotta plan to join the fun in person one fine day! ^_^ Happy Holidays to all Sabahan folks!

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Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Chilli Rush, PJ


Their logo is cute! ^_^

I first heard about this place from and from the way they described it, I feel the need to experience the "RUSH" myself. 

The bar

Near the entrance 

Green Apple Slushie @ RM 6.50
@_@ SOUR! 

Spinach Cheesy Pasta @ RM 17.90
I'll go for seconds if not for the need to join in the feasting of the hot wings with the rest..

Beef Kebabs on Buttered Rice @ RM 16.90

Nyonya Fried Rice @ 14.90

Kid's Meal - Half Coney Dog style with chips
(Yes, they allow young adults to order Kid's meal =p)

Looking at the menu, we decided to go ahead and order Level 8 Chilli Rush Wings to begin with. Minimum order is 6pcs. I asked if they can do 3 pcs Level 8 and 3 pcs Level 10 - they rejected me :( 

Chilli Rush Hot Wings - Level 8 - Close to Insanity @ RM 16 (6pcs)

As the waiter served us this platter, the aromatic smell of chilli makes my mouth waters..The sauce compliments the crispy fried hot wings wonderfully. It's YUMMY!!! We all actually love this so much we decided to go for Level 10! hahahha..(Close to Insanity indeed!)

Chilli Rush Hot Wings - Level 10 - Chilli Rush @ RM 17 (6pcs)

The sauce is covered wih one of the spiciest chilli in the world: Naga Bhut Jolokia aka Ghost Chilli / Ghost Chilli Pepper

The colour of the sauce of level 10 is slightly of darker shade than the one of level 8.
The whiff of spicy smell crept into our noses just before the waiter puts the platter on our table and I know.. this is gonna be SPICY! It smelled like dried chillies (was told that they used fresh & dried ghost chillies and some spices to make the sauce)

Tasted the sauce, it's padi / bird's eye chilli  plus the dried chilli smell. SO, took the second piece..and finished that, my mouth & lips starts to go WOOHOOO with spiciness.. I LIKEE!!!!! Pair this sauce with nasi lemak or noodle soup, it would be awesome! 2 pieces was my limit - wouldn't want to set myself on fire now eh? LOL!

Verdict: As much as I love spicy stuffs, I would recommend to order Level 8 Hot Wings as it's just "nice" compared to Level 10. Don't attempt Level 10 if you can't stand the spiciness of normal chilli padi and you won't enjoy the wings if you start to flap your hands like wings (That's you Ms.

Photo courtesy of Wikipedia
The innocent looking Ghost Chilli (doesn't look scary.. I wonder why they nicknamed it ghost chilli..hmmm..ghost = spicy?) @_@

J-31-G, Jaya One, No.72A, Jalan Universiti,
Petaling Jaya, 46200 Selangor
Tel#: +603-7960 7368
(next to Wendy's / Opposite IACT College Lecture Hall)
Chilli Rush Facebook Page

Read about Richerd of MalaysianFoodPorn story on how he accepted the challenge..I find it funny : MalaysianFoodPorn 

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Saturday, May 19, 2012

China House, Penang


I was introduced to China House just recently and I declared to myself : This would be my next hangout place with friends and family!! ^_^

The whole place is made up of three units of shophouses, linked together and forms fourteen spaces of hang out place (Cafe, bar, art gallery, etc..) Cool huh?!! 

Vintage deco all over the area, it kinda gives one a sense of peace..

Bottle of sky juice served in a bottle instead of a jug.

The spread of desserts


and More!!!!

Dining area of BTB & Restaurant

Part of KOPI.C area

Another dining area at Kopi.C

Kopi C Menu

Ginger Bud Pesto Vegetarian Spaghetti @ RM 22

Ginger Bud Pesto Vegetarian Spaghetti with Grilled Chicken Breast @ RM 29

Parmesan Crumbled Chicken Schnitzel, Sweet potato Mash and Rocket Salad @ RM 34

Grilled Prawn, Mango & Avocado Salad with Pistachio & Basil Dressing @ RM 36
Beef short rib with Sweet Potato Mash and Greens @ RM 40

The food was served in very reasonable timing despite the swarm of people and the staffs were friendly and courteous. 

Lousy photo I know!! ^_^  Its actually 2 types of cakes shown above - The Tiramisu and the Double Chocolate Brownies with Pecans =p Sharing desserts have never been so yummy!

Map to China House (courtesy of China House Penang)


153 & 155 Beach Street & 183B Victoria Street
George Town, Penang
Tel#: +604-263 7299

Call to make a reservation!! This place has a string of non-stop patrons coming in & out, many has to wait for a table ^_^

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Saturday, May 12, 2012

Gaga Over Tulips!


Contrary to typical girls who's favourite flower are ROSES, I love TULIPS - the flower of PASSION and PRIDE !

Tulips were originally from Persia and Turkey but Tulipmania occured in Netherlands during the 17th century (Economics students may be well-versed in this term) and now when people mentioned tulips, Netherlands automatically comes to mind.

I imagined myself standing in between the tulips, looking upwards...saying grace and standing in awe of God's wonderful creation..

I can just lie down and enjoy taking in all these in me!


Purple Tulips symbolizes Royalty

White Tulips symbolizes Forgiveness.

Yellow Tulips symbolizes CHEERFUL THOUGHTS and SUNSHINE (used to be associated with HOPELESSLY IN LOVE).

Construed from a Turkish legend of Prince Farhad and Shirin's love story.



Black Tulips symbolizes MYSTERY, ELEGANCE, POWER and STRENGTH. Sometimes used to symbolize FAREWELL and HONOURING those who have passed away.


Every year, Holland hosts an event call Tulip Time Festival which commemorates Holland's Dutch heritage, history and culture. The highlight of the festival is the massive display of BEAUTIFUL landscape of TULIPS, TULIPS and TULIPS!!!

This would be another goal of mine > TO VISIT HOLLAND during Tulip Time Festival!!

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