happy birthday, my dearest pop

Today happened to be the big day of the most important man in my life. I couldn't be with him this year thus I've delivered him a cake with ample longan fruit, hoping to give him a little surprise. I am being pampered like a princess since kiddo as I am the only child. Though ain't come from a very well to do family, dad simply showered me with much love and basically everything I want. I might have mentioned these during my previous posts but this is truly the simplest form of appreciation in words that I am able to express towards his love. Happy birthday again, my dearest pop!

ps. thanks to da jie who helped me to deliver this little love 

stadthuys & st paul church . malacca

We went to Stadthuys or The Red Square, the historical structure situated in the heart of Malacca Town behind the Queen Victoria's Fountain for the last part of our weekend getaway. The Fountain was completely built in 1901 by British to commemorate the Diamond Jubilee of Her Majesty's reign.  

Later, we climbed up to St. Paul's Church ruin at the top of St. Paul's Hill, which was originally called Malacca Hill. 

The ruins simply reminded me of my last trip to Ruins of St. Paul's in Macau.

I was caught spell bounded with a lady who dresses like ancient traveller and the old Portuguese tombstones in the church ruins. As the quote by Marcus Aurelius goes, the soul becomes dyed with the colour of its thoughts. She def added some colours to my historical journey in the ruins.

I really would love to visit Malacca again! Thanks for the getaway. :)

Photographed at Stadthuys (The Red Square) and St. Paul's Church during Malacca getaway with Cheeky last weekend.

backdated / Mar 30, 2014

colourful jonker walk . malacca

Today, we will move on to the later part of our Malacca getaway. Thanks goodness that we managed to catch the sun for a leisure stroll along the Jonker Walk. There were a few years in my life which I opted out of durian until the recent years that I am quite fancy over it again. Oh my god, I couldn't forget the delicious durian puff and mochi from Durian Cottage that we had early in the morning. Too delicious till we finished them off by the roadside. Laugh.

Later, we went on with lunch at Jonker 88. Jonker 88 is a cultural entity in the form of museum cafe, served with cultural uniqueness of Malacca folk foods and beverages with inherited home-made recipe.

We tried the famous Nyonya cuisine - Baba Durian Chendol and Sago Gula Melaka.

From top to bottom, we have Baba Laksa Kahwin Nyonya Asam Laksa, Minced Fish and Prawn Gravy Dry Noodles and Fish Fillet Soup. Unlike typical laksa in Singapore, this bowl of delicacy def soothe my craving for Penang Asam Laksa!

Later, we found another gem, Mamee Jonker House in the Jonker Walk. Didn't know they have Mamee Cafe as well until I googled it after we back from Malacca. What a miss!

The miniature of how Mamee is manufactured from
(1) mixing
(2) rolling
(3) slitting
(4) steaming
(5) cutting
(6) seasoning shower
(7) frying
(8) cooling

And lastly, (9) packaging into each small pack of Mamee that you might holding on hand while reading this post. A huge process behind no?

The time is running short before we board the shuttle bus to Singapore. We have to bid Mamee Jonker House a big good bye and headed to other hidden gems along the Jonker Walk.

There is this Orangutan House which is worth visiting for the internationally recognized artist Charles Cham's paintings. However, this is the only shot that I managed to share with you guys before I realized that photography is strongly prohibited in the studio. 

I am truly in love with Malacca for its laid-back living and culturally rich street elements, just like my hometown Penang.

The only souvenir I purchased from the trip. I got my mom a mini rooster covered ceramic bowl as I remembered she likes it a lot when we saw a similar one at relative's house during last CNY.

ps. till then, before we headed to the last post of Malacca getaway on A Famosa and St. Paul's Church!

Photographed at Jonker WalkJonker 88 and Mamee Jonker House during Malacca getaway with Cheeky last weekend.

backdated / Mar 30, 2014

Jonker 88
No. 88, Jalan Hang Jebat, 75200, Malacca, 75200, Malaysia.

+60 19-397 5665


Mamee Jonker House
No. 46 and 48, Jalan Hang Jebat, 75200 Malacca, Malaysia.



pillar of strength . present

Another friend is in town, met up with Ying Ying today with hope to do her a little favour like how my friends lend me their helping hand when I first came here. And this is the random shot for today which I made the picture while waiting for her at MRT station. The mural simply reminds me of one my fav song and pillar of strength. Wendy and William joined us later in the afternoon for a cuppa chat at Grub. Two very inspiring character in town, I bet.

famosa chicken rice ball . malacca

It was drizzling for almost half a day when reached Malacca. After our short nap in Boutel [ link ], we went on to the famous Jonker Walk. Malacca is well-known for its Nyonya cuisine and Chicken Rice Ball. Thus, Famosa Chicken Rice Ball simply caught us into the beeline for the first proper meal of the day after ate almost thirty satays as lunch. Laugh.

The Chicken Rice Ball, about the size of golf balls, are best taken with pounded chilli-sauce. (RM 0.30 each)

Roasted Chicken 1/4 (RM 10.00)

Salted Chicken Drumstick (RM 15.00)

Towfu Soup (RM 8.00)

Chendol (RM 4.00)

Satisfied meal, followed by a stroll at Jonker Walk with pathetic number of shots due to the rain. :/

ps. next trip?

Photographed at Famosa Chicken Rice Ball during Malacca getaway with Cheeky last weekend.

backdated / Mar 29, 2014

21, Jalan Hang Jebat 75200 Malacca, Malaysia.


sisterly chat . what a joke

My babe Nicole, who happened to be my ex uni roomie, was in town for a short business trip. Glad that we were able to meet up before she left. We shared almost everything on earth during this precious sisterly chat, down to almost all the dirty little secrets we have in our heart. I feel so sorry to hear about her unhappy encounter and wished I could be there for her. Everything must be like a joke to her. As a bestie, or more like a sister, I wish I can share her sorrow and part of my contented present with her though I wouldn't be able to foresee how would things turned out to be in the future as well. Stay in the bloom, dear my babe and I.

ps. loving our sisterly phone pouch from Victoria Secret too!