Sunday, January 31, 2010

Terengganu - Herbal Chicken Rice Al Hijrah Oasis, Bukit Bayas

Hmmm.. would like mention about my new foodie delight.. Nasi Ayam Herba or Herball Chicken Rice at Bukit Bayas, Kuala Terengganu... it's quite near Kuala Ibai but need to go tru the trunk road to be there... it is on the left side of the road before the Bukit Bayas shop lots.. near their 7-11..

Front view of the restaurant - Al Hijrah Oasis..

Their menus.. ops.. can't read from this far :P

Front view.. we arrived about 15 mins before lunchtime.. if not, it would be PACKED!

The chicken rice...

The special Herbal Soup - chockaful of mushroom and meat.. a bowl for around RM5.50... I love it but my male colleagues says it's too heaty for them.. maybe the herbs... BUT I LOVE ITTTT!!!! Yummmmmmm....... :) .. I'm salivating just thinking about it :P

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Kuala Ibai folk keep vigil for sighting of ‘pontianak’

hehe.. can't resist putting this in cz its though not so near to my place but near enough.. huhu scaryyyy

Monday January 25, 2010
Kuala Ibai folk keep vigil for sighting of ‘pontianak’
By R.S.N. MURALI

newsdesk@thestar.com.my

KUALA TERENGGANU: Dwel­ling on superstitious issues such as pontianaks will only set the people back and hamper the development of the state, said information and religion committee deputy chairman Muhammad Ramli Nuh.

Hitting out at certain people who claimed to have seen the female apparition in a village in Kuala Ibai recently, Muhammad said it only reflected the backward thinking of the people.

“When other parts of this region are moving towards achieving progress, these locals are wasting their precious resources on such a preposterous matter.

“Even if the pontianak really does exist, just ignore it and concentrate on spiritual development and enriching knowledge to keep pace with globalisation.

“Those spreading the sighting rumours have nothing better to do and they should enrol themselves in religious classes or carry out community works,” he said when asked to comment on the supposed sighting at Kampung Tok Adis here last week.

The villagers claimed that they stumbled upon the pontianak after carrying out a gotong-royong to clear some bushes at a cemetery last Monday.

Hehe.. just an illustration here :P
Those who claimed to have seen the ghost said it had long hair, sharp teeth and a pair of red eyes.

The purported sighting caused a fuss among the villagers and some were keeping vigil every night at the cemetery in the hope of catching a glimpse of the supernatural being.

According to Malay folklore, a pontianak is said to be the spirit of a woman who died during childbirth.

She is usually dressed in white with long black hair.

Saturday, January 16, 2010

EMBA - GBI795 Global Bussiness Issues

Hmmmm.. time really flies and I am now in my fourth semester.. elated in a way cz just 3 more subject to go and about 4 months before my study finishes but apprehensive as well.. cz we haven't really done our ABR preparation AS YET!!!!

The deceptively looking taxtbook "Making Globalization Work" Joseph E Stigliz RM45.00

Our extremely knowledgable lecturer.. Dr. Asry..

Actually I quite like the subject.. it is interesting to note that 60% of the world population controls 6% of the world economy.. whilst 40% of the worlds controlled 94% of the world's economy.. no wonder that there are hugh gaps between rich countries and poor countries.. I've also developed a respect for Mr. Muhamad Yunos.. the CEO of Grameen Bank who define the phase Social Bussiness as opposed to abundantly available as well as sometime shifty Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR).. another interesting tidbits is that some part of the world will be submerged in not so distant future due to the melting of Artic / Antartic bz we haven't really taken care of our mother nature .. HORROR!!!

Hmmm... though a bit scary.. I am also interested in our lecturer's method of teaching in which I would say he was grooming us for VIVA practices i.e. we need to present topics in the syllybus without AVA helps.. write some "without plagiarism" academic paper... as well as internal intellectual forum and seminar.. al notwithstanding the fact that he is a bit stringent in giving students As.. yikes.. there goes my aim to get at least 2As this sem... huhuhu.. wish me luck!!!