Kellie's Castle

Kellie's castle...never thought that there is a castle in the state of Perak, near Batu Gajah and is about 20 minutes drive from Ipoh. Started my journey at noon, and took me two hours to reach there. To reach there, exit Simpang Pulai toll and turn left after the toll and drive straight untill you see a sign board wriiten with Kellie's castle name.

The construction of this mansion began in the year of 1915 during the time of British Occupation of Malaya. 1915 - 2010 is about almost 100 years wow!!! This mansion was built by William Kellie Smith who was a wealthy Scottish planter for his wife, Agnes Smith and their first child, Helen Agnes. However this house was ruin during the world war II and whats left was only the foundation and parts of the wall.

William Kellie Smith hired about 70 Indians from madras, South India as skilled labourers for the constuctionof the mansion. During the construction, a virus fle struck and killed many of the workers.

Emmmm, this mansion is haunted. Don't go there at night, but the people in charge there don't allow you to go in anyway cause the mansion opens daily from 9am to 6pm. =]

There have been many myths or legends or rumors spreading around about the mysterious castle. Some say there have been lot of spirit wondering around the castle since worker die during the construction and world war II. I am very curious on the notice around the mansion during my visits. One of it wrttien, william's spirit is believed wondering around the corridor (first and second floor) but the fact is that he died of pneumonia in Lisbon, Portugal at the age of 56. His soul flew back here??? hhmmppp....

Besides the mansion, there is a tree name bear tree, it looks like a bear hugging the tree but I don't really see it as is the bear hugging it, maybe the shape run away already... =P

worth for a visiting thou~ thumbs up ^^

Sekinchan Paddy Field

Driving out from KL to sekinchan took me bout 2 hours journey. Sekinchan is known as the ricebowl of Malaysia with a lot of paddy fields and some pretty interesting fishing villages. It is a good and shiny day. ^ ^
Those are the photos taken by my Kumagin wide lens camera.
a wooden house in the middle of paddy field, hhmm wonder whats their entertainment might be.

Japamala, Tioman

An hour flight from Subang airport with a 15 minutes boat ride on the blue sea to Japamala resort, Tioman island. Is time to enjoy the holidays. woohooooo~ Easily the most romantic place for couples.

Tanjung Sepat

When my friend decides to treat us lunch or dinner, Jogoya was the first word that reach my ear. Wow, so expensive for him as his first ever salary spend us to Jogoya. Well then, I suggest to them that we go for sea food at Tanjung Sepat.

Tanjung Sepat is a small town in Kuala Langat, Selangor. It is on straits of Malacca. This town primarily a fishing town and well known locally for its many seafood restaurants. Recently I heard from radio, this place have seafood "Bak Kut Teh" but i can't seem to find it.

View at Tanjung Sepat

I went there for lunch and Restoran Hong Seng Bay Seafood was our destination. The seafood is cheap there we order 4 plate of dishes including prawns, oyster, stim fish, squid, and a soup. Total for the lunch was rm90. Hows that!!

Few of the dishes

After lunch, we plan to go for a "pau"(bun) dessert but fail to find it. They said the "pau" (bun) was very delicious and famous. This shop visited by the HongKong eat expert. Ever since then, the busines rise up to 80%!! Must go try it someday.

After that, we headed straight to Bagan Lalang, a places near Tanjung Sepat, is about 15 - 20 mins ride. This place is nice, windy, and there have a resort, not sure whats the name. Well, there are lot of people playing kite at the seaside. A nice place to hangout too. hehe.

Cow "lepak-ing" beside the road

PS: WARNING: Syntax Error - ** a nice place to relax..out from the busy and hectic city **

Mille Crepe

My first taste of mille crepe was in section 17, Petaling Jaya. Nothing much to describe except "great". As I heard that it was originally was from Malacca, I started to wonder how true it is. So During the holidays, I went for a visit to Malacca.

The shop called Nadeje, it is blue in color and not much space in that shop. Somehow, I manage to find the place after saving the address that I found on internet.

Nadeje Patisserie
G-23 & 25,- Jalan PM4, Plaza Mahkota, 75000 Malacca.

Emmm, basically it just beside Mahkota Parade, but I round and round and round all over that area, haha. Not familiar with the place I guess. Sooner as I found that place, without any hesitation, I ordered one slice on each of the flavor. Total 6 slices. Personally I like the original crepe. They are selling it for RM8.50.

There are total of 16 layers of crepes and thin later of cream sandwiched between each layers. The balance of crepes make me feel not too creamy and I feel the soft and sweetness at the excellent level. Just nice.

Berry-berry strawberry mille crepe

Green Tea mille crepe

Chocolate mille crepe

Coffee mille crepe

Rum mille crepe

The original mille crepe

They have many different kind of drinks too. =]

PS: WARNING: Syntax Error - ** thumbs up thumbs up thumbs up for this cake wooohoooo **

Portuguese Village, Malacca

I heard bout this village from my friend and did come research on it. I found that this village is beside the sea and there are 8 seafood restaurants there. Heard it was famous, so I decides to have a try.

This place bout 10 minutes drive from Equatorial Hotel, but my friends and I been guide by the hotel receptionist (not Equatorial Hotel) to use a longer route to this village. We almost reach Muar, Johor already...pathetic.

After few failure of directions (following the guide from the receptionist), we reach the place and have a walk beside the sea. Basically everything there was in the rebuilding process.

Sunset view from the Portuguese village.
Here comes bout the food part. One word to describe it, NORMAL, nothing special, can eat, the seafood quite fresh. taste so so only. Nothing much to comment about accept I think this place is specially made for tourist. I mean tourist from oversea. hoho...

Well if you have not been there, can have a trip there. Not too often as I bet that other place's seafood are much better.
Seafood restaurant

PS: WARNING: Syntax Error - ** No thumbs up for this =[ **

Exercising make you fat?

Fats fats go away~~ how how? tell me how?

Instead of melting off the fats by exercising, it will add more of it. Wth~ Recently I came across with an article stated bout it. Those who believe that jogging, brisk walking, jungle-tracking, or hitting the gym will make you slim and lean, well, think again fellas. Studies are now been cited to show that you actually gain weight exercising.

Let's face the facts in reality life, exercise makes us hungry and we simply want to reward our self after a hard work of exercise. So we actually eat more then our body able to burn. On my weekly sports, I will go for swimming or basketball and, I always eat after that. The next activity is, me and my friends will have a cup of coca-cola (free flow) and french fries at Mc Donald and chill out there after a heavy and challenging basketball. What's the conclusion? We gain more weight. =\ We add more fats instead of burning it.

Take another example, how much time needed to burn off a 360-calorie blueberry muffin for a 70 kg, 30-year old women? She needs 66 minutes of lean mowing, 77 minutes of cycling at an easy pace, 92 minutes of vacuuming and 115 minutes of weightlifting. Now mind what you eat the next time after exercise.

Let's think again the meal after exercising or don't exercise at all? =D