November 28, 2014

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Pt.1

I am very disappointed with the movie.  I was expecting for more action but didn't get any.

For me, the highlight of the movie is when Jennifer Lawrence sang The Hanging Tree.

All her original voice audio was removed from Youtube *as of today.
So I'm just going to share the cover version, which is quite good and has a similar voice to Jennifer.


Are you, are you
Coming to the tree
They strung up a man
They say who murdered three.
Strange things did happen here
No stranger would it be
If we met at midnight
In the hanging tree.

Are you, are you
Coming to the tree
Where dead man called out
For his love to flee.
Strange things did happen here
No stranger would it be
If we met at midnight
In the hanging tree.

Are you, are you
Coming to the tree
Where I told you to run,
So we'd both be free.
Strange things did happen here
No stranger would it be
If we met at midnight
In the hanging tree.

Are you, are you
Coming to the tree
Wear a necklace of rope,
Side by side with me.
Strange things did happen here
No stranger would it be
If we met at midnight
In the hanging tree.

Guest rooms at Borneo Highlands

There are 40 guest rooms & suites in this Borneo Highlands Resort.

The suite
Selfie kejap

Only limited number of rooms are equipped with TV set, coz you are supposed to get out and enjoy the nature, the view here are superb.  I'll share it in a separate post.

November 27, 2014

Lunch at Borneo Highlands

We have vegetarian lunch meal at Annah Rais Cafe, Borneo Highlands, Padawan Kuching.
 High ceiling. Wooden furniture.  Heavy plates and cutlery.

Tomato soup

Broccoli and mushroom

Bean curd

Bok Choi

Fried mushroom in sesame oil

November 24, 2014

Eugene's Primary 2 Year End Test

His average mark is at 83.8.

He got a C for his Chinese subject.

November 15, 2014


Last night, my spent 1 hour and 40 minutes alone time at CityOne.

My boys went to watch Big Hero 6, I don't feel like watching 'cartoon' at the time, so I decided to have some me-time at the mall; which I immediately regret after about 10 minutes of walking aimlessly.

I browse through clothes at MetroJaya, nothing catch my eye, plus I already shopped there last Saturday.

So I end up seating for about an hour eating these at Easy Drink Easy Go, while reading some online articles, in between drafting this post.

Kesian kan.. can't they at least have Coffee Bean ka, Starbuck ka or Secret Recipe here in CityOne.  Sigh.. 

November 14, 2014

Mint & Basil Vietnamese Cafe (Nov 2014)

We are craving for more Spring Rolls after having some at Saigon Fusion Vietnamese Restaurant.
This time we want to try another Vietnamese cafe at The Spring, Mint & Basil Vietnamese Cafe.
Nice deco

Coffee is the key to survival.. you think so?

 It's called Summer Rolls here, not Spring ;)
Summer Rolls - RM7.90

Size is smaller but cheaper; and instead of beef they replace it with thin slices of pork belly.  So yummy.  Great for shack break.
Mango juice - RM5.90
Notice the biodegradable straw - me likey.

Next time I'll try the beef pho.

November 13, 2014

Saigon Fusion Vietnamese Restaurant

Saigon Fusion Vietnamese Restaurant @ Bishopgates, Carpenter Street, Kuching

Our 1st time here, these are what we ordered, in our preference order..
Spring roll - RM18
1 fresh prawn + 2-3 slices of beef + bee hoon in a thin transparent wrap

Bbq pork - RM18
Nice but the pork is a bit tough.
Beef Pho 
Too much onion to my liking.

Canned drinks - RM4.50 each.
Free complimentary drinks available.
I love the dipping sauces.
I was a bit  disappointed coz they don't have the Mango sticky rice on that day :(

November 10, 2014

Interstellar (2014)

This is a great movie, it has great rating; but it does not excite me.

Upon leaving the cinema, there's too many why on my head.

What happened to earth?
Why won't they find a solution to save the earth?
Why give up on earth?
If the hero managed to see time as something physical, why can't he goes back to the pass?
Why a space station?
Why the other astronout didn't go and search for Dr. Brand?
Why burn the crop when there's already too much air polution? Why? Why? Why!

November 7, 2014

Jong Crocodile Farm & Zoo

One Friday evening..

Eugene: Mum, do we have crocodile here in Kuching?
Me: We have lots of crocodile here in Kuching.
Eugene: Where can we see one?
Me: There's a lot at Santubong Wetlands, but we need to get a boat to go there.  Easiest one would be at Jong's Crocodile Farm.  I'm not sure how's the place looks like nowadays, I was there once, more than 20 years ago.
Eugene: Can we go, Mum, Dad?
Dad: Sure, let's go tomorrow.
Eugene & Emmett: yeah! We are going to see crocodiles!

That's how we decided to have a visit at Jong's crocodile farm last Saturday.

The Crocodile Farm is located about 29km from Kuching City towards Serian town.  Entry fees are RM16 for adults and RM8 for children.  For Sarawakian RM10 (adult) and RM5 (child).  Crocodile feeding times are at 11am and 3pm.  This place opens daily from 9am to 5pm.

Crocodile feeding time

Arapaima fish farm

Arapaima feeding time 
Other animals at the zoo..

 Happy faces

November 3, 2014

In my kitchen #26

 Crab and mantis shrimp salted egg style.  Rasa nya masih jauh kurang berbanding dengan yang di kedai seafood.  Sigh.

Stir fry beef

Mango - I had lots of these sweet mango lately, easily found at the market, usual price RM12 per kg.