Wednesday, March 30, 2011

100 Days Project: Day 22 – A picture of something you wish you were better at

Image source here.

Dancing, or to be more precise… hand-eye coordination.
I fail at most DDR (dance dance revolution) attempts and the best grade that I’d ever scored is.. urmm.. D. And that’s like the easiest song. No rhythm, no grooves in me.

Maybe that kind of explains why I still have not pop my clubbing-cherry.
I certainly don’t want to be seen as an awkward penguin flapping around the dance pool.

100 Day Project - Day 21 A Picture of something you wish could forget

Image source here.

I want to forget about my past relationships.
Really, I’m not proud of them but those are some “good movie” material.
Don’t ask.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Have you heard of Nul Hajika?

I’m sorry if you feel offended when I say…


But that’s the fact isn’t it?

Seria kolomee, fried kueh tiau, french toast with cheese…. Not only nyaman, CHEAP some more.

It’s true that there’s a lot of hidden treasures which outsiders (those not from Belait) are not aware of and so today, let me introduce you our (as in my colleagues and I) new found favorite.

It looks like what most Malay restaurants look like but the menu is definitely has something different.


Their mee gulung is one of the popular dish but I’m going to feature another dish here… something you’ve not heard of….


Yup, roti john – biasa lah… everywhere also got…
But Hongkong style wor… you heard? And… Hongkong got roti john meh?
Then then… got CHEESE SAUCE!

Cannot imagine leh?

There, roti john HK style with cheese~

Basically, it’s roti john with 2 sunny side ups drowned in cheese sauce. But I really think it’s genius!
Simple, but genius.

Hungry already?

Anyways, guess how much it costs.

B$ 3.50 and ladies, mind you… order one and share with your friend because based on my dining experience, ladies normally can’t finish the whole thing to themselves.


Oh, also available in black pepper sauce.

Sarcastic smile


Nul Hajika facebook page here.

It’s located in Pandan 5, Wisma Yakin Building and you first heard if from wtf… if you’re not from KB. Hahhahahhahaaa.

No, I wasn’t paid to blog about this.. I just thought it will be nice to share good things with kawan-kawan.

100 Day Project: Day 20 – A Picture of Somewhere You’d Love To Travel

Just like Maurina, I really really want to go to Egypt! I don’t know, I really like travelling to these exotic places and if it’s not Egypt, it’s going to be Mongolia. Winking smile

(And Bobby will never ever layan me on this)

Monday, March 28, 2011

100 Day Project - Day 19 A Picture of you when you were little


Coconut hair – check.
Round bamboo chair – check.
Green floral curtain – check.
Panty up-skirt (for the perv/pedo) –

See how 80s is this photo!

That’s how I looked in most of my kid-photos. Gloomy and always PMS-ing.

p/s: My mom still keeps that tutu-princess dress because that was my favorite.
Will sure force my daughter to wear it next time!

Joss Paper Accessories these days…

Qingming Festival is when Chinese people visit the graves or burial grounds of their ancestors, sweep the tombs and offer food, tea, wine, chopsticks, joss paper accessories, and/or libations to the ancestors. And yesterday I companied my mom to Miri to get stuffs for Qingming and I was fascinated by all those joss paper accessories I saw.

Cars, houses, clothing… these are all normal and here’s some odd one I found.

Fastfood collection.

Hot drinks.

Bird nest, sharkfin, “Mabtell”, abalone…

Now this one I really… how to say… I wonder if it’s really useful.
Does the decease still bleeds, muscle pain, bitten by mosquitoes and have gastric pains?

iPad, camera, camcorder, MP5!

1000plus, Milinda~

Yeah, I’m easily amused…

Sunday, March 27, 2011

100 Day Project: Day 18 – A Picture of Your Biggest Insecurity

Being alone… feeling lonely… which I think will easily lead to depression?

Supports and encouragements play major roles in life. If there’s no one to share happiness, disappointments, anger, excitement with you, seriously.. what’s the point?

Saturday, March 26, 2011

100 Day Project: Day 17 – A Picture of Something That Has Made A Huge Impact On Your Life Recently


My father passed away 3 months ago due to hypertensive heart disease. It was very sudden and none of us got the chance to say our last goodbye to him. Hence, 送终 is a freaking big deal to me because I don’t want to have this kind of regrets in my life anymore.

p/s: if you translate 送终 into English, you will see “bury a parent". But that’s not what it means for Chinese. It means having all children and grandchildren guarding at the bedside of a dying parent/grandparent, seeing him/her off until the very last breathe.

Friday, March 25, 2011

100 Day Project: Day 16 – A picture of someone who inspires you

Confucius, the Chinese thinker and social philosopher.

One of my favorite teaching from him is.. 己所不欲,勿施於人, which means..
"What you do not wish for yourself, do not do to others."

When I was way younger, I thought the teaching means what you don’t want, do not give others, as in in terms of materials, based on direct translation. And few years later, my fellow Garden Circlings finally enlighten me on that quote and told me what it actually means.

So yeah, I hate people being late so I’m usually punctual or early. I dislike people giving me negative thoughts hence I try to be a positive person. There’s still so much to learn from him.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

100 Day Project: Day 15 – A picture of something you want to do before you die

I really wish I can visit all the wonders (old and new) of the world before I die.

And so far, I’ve visited none. Sick smile

Else, bungee jumping also can~ Rolling on the floor laughing

What’s yours?

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

100 Day Project: Day 14 – A picture of someone you could never imagine your life without


My mom.

I can never ever imagine my life without her. Actually.. I did, for the first time when I was still in primary. I still remember it was at night and I was lying on the bed next to my mom. I couldn’t sleep and started to imagine things. Then I thought of how my life would be if my mom die and I started to sob and it woke my mom up. My mom asked me why and I said my heart ached…. Crying face I think that’s the very first time in my life I felt really really sad (for a young kid).

She shows me great patience and tolerance.
She spoils me with love and trust. 

I wish I can be a mother like her.


p/s: Photo taken in 1993 in the Billionth Barrel Monument and I realised my mom loves to open her eyes big big when taking photos. Macam kana shock like that.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

100 Day Project: Day 13 – A Picture of Your Favourite Band or Artist


Since their very first album in 1997! I used to be crazy over Take That (fan girl period) but gradually fallen out of love with them and went for talented singers who can write their own songs. No sissy good-looking male *so-called* singer for me who can’t sing. Then I was really really really crazy fond of 熊天平, but he’s married to a China woman and when I heard his latest songs, I did a mental roll-eyes because it’s just so lain from what I used to love from him. Sad.

So yeah, 动力火车 ftw! Their first album is totally shiznit even though most people loves their , or know them through 那就这样吧 from their 5th album. I would really really really really want to see them sing live because it’s so not going to be disappointing comparing to *cough* some singers who suck in live performance.

Monday, March 21, 2011

100 Day Project: Day 12 – A picture of something you love


I love life.

Life is short so I often remind myself how much more there is to life than the negative. I keep away from energy-vampires, people who loves to rant, complain, sulk (I mean, I do too, everyone does that, but not every day, every hour and to everyone) and yet doesn’t want to do something about it.

Of course life is unfair and everyone knows it. There’s really no need enlarging your problem with a magnifying glass making yourself feeling more terrible, just be glad that at least you’re still alive now, there’s still chance to make things better. When I think of life, I thought of laughter, motivation, kindness and faith. It’s really just a matter of whether you think the glass is half empty or half full, totally your choice.

Above photo taken when I was babysitting my little cousins for 3 days. Brought them to the Seria bus terminal, where there’s a lot of pigeons and let them chase those birds. Tiny things in life can bring us much happiness. Simplicity~


*Post updated, scroll down please*

I just have to blog about this when it’s still fresh in my head!

Okay… so, I was on my way back from BSB after dining out with the girls (and that’s a good story for another day!) and I received a call from this unknown number… as in, there’s no number at all.

Me: Hello?
Man: Is this King Siaw Chin?
Me: Yes…
Man: This is calling from HSBC, *something something* Fraud Department.
Me: Sorry? Where again?
Man: HSBC, *something something* Fraud Department.

(Sorry.. I really didn’t get what was he saying cos it was raining and I had to pay more attention on the road)

Me: Ya….
Man: Did you make any purchase from *something that sounds like*
Me: Err.. no. (My last “purchase” was donating to RedCross for Japan Tsunami and Earthquake, have you donate yet?)
Man: Oh, because we found something suspicious with the transaction and would like to confirm with you.
Me: *sense something fishy* Oh… is it?
Man: Yes, and we’re going to freeze your credit card.
Me: Oh… okay, I’ll check it with my internet banking later.
Man: Oh, sure. No problem. Can I confirm with you your birthday and *something something* number
Me: Nevermind, it’s okay, I’ll just go visit one of your branch tomorrow to get it all done.

*hangs up*

So there, I logged in to my internet banking and there’s no message or anything unordinary about my account.

Erm.. I’ve never heard of HSBC having a fraud department, maybe there is but… since I do have quite a number of friends working in the world’s local bank… I think I never come across that department lor. And, wah….. 10 something at night you still working ah, so rajin~ Not call-center and IT department only got people working 24/7 one meh? Lucky got rajin kepoh… I mean read news and see TV so a bit alert lah. Just that I never expect this kind of calls reach Brunei already… But kanasai lah, wasted my 20cents answering the phone.

He sounds really handsome though, case-assuming-from-his-voice.

p/s: The last time I received a fraud call was from a China-man (as in speaking in super China punya accent) and all I did was, answered the phone, and left it unattended, let the man kept talking until he “hello hello hello” and realized no one’s listening. Good also, wasting his credit.


I received another phone call this morning and this time, I could hear the guy much better. He told me his name and repeated the same thing as the guy last night. So I thought it might be true and called up Pingko. She suggested try to call the hotline and ask. And I called… but without phone banking, payah..

Hence I went to HSBC Seria, and told the personal finance officer (I think?) about it and she said she’s going to help me set up the phone banking so I can talk to the people there personally. And while I was put on hold by the hotline people, HSBC Brunei called me up and talked to me about it and asked if there’s such transaction. I said no, and I’m going to skip the rest of the details of what happened later. Conclusion, I was being skeptic and I’m waiting for my new credit card. The end.

Story of a keh-kiang person~

100 Days Project: Day 11– A picture of something you hate



Fights… Quarrels… Arguments…

It brings bad memory and honestly, I can never survive a fight. Even exchanging a few harsh words (without raising voices btw) with Bobby makes me want to break down and (confirm) cry. I’m really really fragile when it comes to fighting and I hate it.

There’s never a winner in a fight, always a lose-lose situation.

Saturday, March 19, 2011

100 Days Project: Day 10 – A picture of the person you do the most messed up things with


Me, myself…

I messed up my own life before. I have regrets in my life. I have past that I don’t even feel like mentioning it.
But I know, it is all those (tough) life experience that made me who I am today.

Friday, March 18, 2011

100 Day Project: Day 09 – A picture of the person who has gotten you through the most

Excluding my mom again… since, there are things that I don’t think I am going to tell her honestly, Bobby, a person whom I’ve known for 10 years, my boyfriend of coming 7 years (yes! that long), he is definitely the one who has gotten me through the most.

He has patience level that I will never exceed, he listens to my words carefully with full attention (though, I think there are times he just zone-out but with his poker face, he can get away with it) and he knows the all words at the time that I needed it most.

Especially, during the period my father passed away when we’re still in KK. I can’t imagine how am I going to make it back to Brunei if it’s without him. There were so many “whys” I had and I just kept questioning him. I remember asking him if my father knew I love him and whether my father loved me too. He answered, “Your father loved you of course, just that it’s in a funny way”. That was the first smile I had on my face with all the tears. I knew exactly what he meant and it did comfort me really well.


Thursday, March 17, 2011

100 Days Project: Day 08 – A picture that makes you laugh

This… one in a million photo.

Whenever I thought of what happened that afternoon… with all the “adventures” and “brainstorming” session in the car, I want to laugh loud loud lah. Just say that.. I have two friends who are very good in lying and coming up with excuses, yet one of them is super forgetful and wu-long.

RASSSSS-Berry~ Laaaaaaa-mi ~

And, the funny thing about this photo… erm, cannot say, have to protect his manliness (though sometimes, there’s not much left.. Smile with tongue out).

There, I laugh the most when I’m with my best girl friend and best guy friend in the world. No matter how stress the day, how tiring, I always feel fully charged (except when I want to sleep…) with stupid things going on in my mind and wu-liao thoughts. I can be the little kid when I’m with them (since, I AM the youngest among too.. I know, cannot tell mah).

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

100 Days Project: Day 07 – A picture of your most treasured item


These are all the photos you can find in my wallet… which all means a lot to me. The 3 most important people in my life now, my mom, Bobby and 48. It is not the photos that are important, but the memories I have with them.

p/s: Look carefully and you will find a teenage Bobby that I swear I like definitely fall for him if I met him 15 years earlier!

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

100 Days Project: Day 06 – A picture of a person you’d love to trade places with for a day

I’m going to be really shallow on this one…

I want to trade places with her for a day!

Who is she? She is Lisa S., a veejay of Channel V also an international model based in Hong Kong.

And the reason why I want to trade places with her is really simple…

(Sorry… his picture is actually bigger than Lisa’s)


So I can do this, this, and all this with him!


And… most importantly….

I want to paktoh with him for 8 years then marry him…. in South Africa. Waking up with his beautiful face every morning even though he’s going to be shock by my face with eye booger, mucus and electrified hair (not forgetting the bad breathe too) and stay awake for the whole day.

Life is beautiful.

Monday, March 14, 2011

100 Day Projects: Day 05 – A picture of your favorite memory

(Picture source from here)

I can’t find any decent photo of 鱿鱼米粉 (loosely translated to “Cuttlefish Mee Hoon”) and the above photo is the nearest thing I can find from the internet.

During my primary school days, after school had finished, my mom would wait for me near the entrance, helped me to pick up my heavy school bag and gave me a dollar to buy anything I want to eat. The reason was, she had to send other kids back first and I was the last batch she sent home. Ya, my mom was “the auntie (driver)” back in the days and I had to squeeze at the front seat with another kid. Not in the most comfortable position but it was really fun.

So, with that extra dollar in my pocket, I’ll either walked to the kedai runcit to buy ice cream, keropok, or some useless stickers. That’s when the old granny’s stall was closed. If old granny (who happens to be my classmate’s grandmother btw, cheerful with curly white hairs and specs) stall was opened, I would buy the cuttlefish meehoon or lemon sarsi / lemon orange / cendol.

It’s my best childhood food. And I bet those who used to study in CHMS KB would say so too. It’s just so simple, boiled meehoon, cuttlefish, cucumber & taugeh (optional) drowned in that thick sweet sauce. You can choose spicy too if you want. 70cents for small one and a dollar for a bigger packet.. if I’m not wrong. That’s like the best food ever, EVER!!!!

Old granny’s stall is no longer operating and I have no idea where she is now. And, there’s no where else selling my favorite 鱿鱼米粉…


Sunday, March 13, 2011

Shashaki Sushi and Shabu-Shabu Buffet, Miri

The chalie chubbies going to Miri *blows trumpet wtfish*

Anyways, that’s the only picture of us you’re going to see.

We’re wondering where to have lunch and Bobby suggested the 2 months old restaurant located next to KFC, which used to be Pizza Hut and so we went to check out the place.

The entrance.

Walking in, I was actually surprised by how spacious is the restaurant. I mean, we’d all been there when it was still Pizza Hut but this one, I guess the interior designer fully utilized each and every cm of the area.


Here’s the deal.

RM24.90 all you can eat sushi and shabu-shabu for 1 hour and 15 minutes.
Wastage of food and exceeding the time will be charged accordingly.

(1 hour 15 minutes is really more than enough imo)

Most Miri forums showed really negative reviews of this place and I’m just going to honestly blog about our dining experience there.

The fried food stand.

The fried calamari, sweet potatoes were nice for me. (No need to say those assorted seafood balls kua? That one required no skill in cooking one wor)
Bobby actually thought the tempura sauce is just plain water because it looked really “clear” and he claimed that the chicken wing was flavorful but still a little bloody inside.

Sushi…. Hmm.. Please don’t have high expectation on this ya.
After all, it’s a RM24.90 all you can eat. Tak kan they serve fresh sashimis. Even unagi also no have. And yes, they were tad too dry for my liking.

Fried rice, red bean, sauces and beverages.

Bobby said, “This is so sad… the best thing in this restaurant is actually their lemon tea..” … which was kind of true. I opted for 7-up but the soft drink machine was down.. or out of supply I don’t know.

But still, free flow of drinks was something I didn’t expect because most of the time, they have ala carte menu for drinks.

Chose a mix pot. The chicken soup base was… plain, and the tomyam (or spicy I don’t know).. Can I say Knorr’s tom yam cube has more flavor?

Without the sauce, I really don’t know how to enjoy the food.

The shabu-shabu ingredients on the belt.

Cabbage, chicken fillet, fish fillet, beef slices, assorted balls, mushrooms, baby corn and so on.
Pretty standard frozen food. We like the beef balls though.

Mm… Compare to Ice Café Shabu Shabu (Brunei), I still prefer Brunei one better, though it may be a little pricier but Bobby said he prefers Shashaki. I guess it’s all very subjective one so there’s no need to judge base on this single post.

But, if you ask me if I’ll go back there again… probably no.