Sunday, August 2, 2009

Prison Break to Taiping

This weekend im stuck in this ulu place again due to on call. Nevertheless, i managed to "prison break" to Taiping for the morning with 2 local friends of mine hohoho...I was driving above the speed limit cos i don't wanna spend too much time in Taiping just in case i get called for work. HAIZ.... We straight head to a place called Pokok Assam to have our breakfast there. There is eatery hall just beside the pasar there. A lot of elderly people were buying vege and having breakfast there. My frens had wanton mee while i had economy mihun. .

My fren "dapao" a pack of glutinous rice for us (pic above). Its different from what i usually had before cos it is topped with slices of BBQ pork "肉乾“ and "肉絲“ and some nuts. Its something new to me. The taste is ok. Not to say its fantastic or what. Just different.


This is the morning market that sells the usual vegetables, food, cd, clothes and etc. A guy behind me was asking my fren in Hokkien whether im a enforcement officer LOL. They were afraid that i was taking pics of them trading illegal cds, dvds and stuff haha. Hey comeon, im just using my ancient cameraphone leh...

After fishing some music cds and some more food, we went for lunch in the city center. Had chicken rice but not very nice IMHO. Cant remember the shop name. Just too salty and too fat for me. The char siew (pic above) was nice though. Its fried with sesame seeds so its more fragrant than the usual char siew we had. And there is no colouring added, which is good.

This is the "Perpustakaan Bergerak" parked by the road side or mobile library. Its not open for business so no chance to go in. Wonder what they have in store? Harry Potter? Playboy? Galaxie? hmm...highly unlikely i guess LOL.

This weekend there is PC fair in the Taiping Municipal Hall. Its smaller scale than i thought. It opens at 11am and its already jam packed with people! Just browsing through the laptops and netbooks on display. Notice that the netbooks doesn't seem a good deal because their specs is lower than the average laptop and doesn't have DVD drive. Well...u never know when u might need one, u see. I still think its better deal to get a proper laptop, especially now that we have ultralight portables that consume low voltage.

Something weird happen at a stall while i was swimming in the sea of human.. A pretty salesgirl approached me and surprisingly the first sentence she uttered wasn't anything related to promoting her laptops. It goes like this:

Girl: Hi! You're here again!
Me: ???? Again?
Girl: Yeah! (showing her million dollar smile). You were here yesterday right?
Me: (even more confuse) Nope...i don't think so....
Girl: But...i really saw u here yesterday!
Me: (was thinking is the girl ok?....the PC fair just started today only wor...) Nope...i just come today...
GIrl: Oh izzit..? But....but....you guys really look alike! OMG!
Me: (OMG! Are u hallucinating?) Oh i see. U must have mistaken me for someone else...

The girl was still insisting that the guy she saw yesterday was me! Well...whatever...then she dragged me to a stall table and proceed to introduce her lappies to me lor...Hmm....i was thinking isn't this a bit too hardsell? Or she is just really hallucinating? I have no idea.

Nevertheless she seems kind enough to ask what im looking for, my budgets, preferences, types, position....she was explaining in detail her stuffs and ask me to avoid Acer laptops because they use cheap materials etc. I tend to agree with her i have a bad impression of the brand too LOL.

Well...nothing happen eventually. I just bought a mouse and thats it. Im really looking for a lappy but better to go back hometown to buy i guess, in case anything happens. Anyway, the PC fair will shift to Ipoh in 2 weeks time. And most likely i will see her again that time LOL. If she were in those cosplay kawaii costumes then probably i would consider this time...something along the line like this...LOLz


Thats all for my saturday yesterday. Come back exhausted and zzz....^^




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4 comments:

Min said...

The glutinous rice with 肉干/肉丝 looks delicous, never know glutinous rice can go well with 肉干/肉丝 also..didn't try ice kacang in Taiping? They got a few famous ones if I'm not mistaken...

bluesoule said...

min: got famous air kacang ka? i didnt know leh. next time next time...

Medie007 said...

the glutinous rice doesn't look nice at all... hmmm but i'd love to pay a visit to the taiping lake. :D :D

so the hard one ur finals question. =.=" i died on spot if it came out for me... there was a myasthenia gravis tho.

bluesoule said...

medie007: erm my ancient phone camera not nice ma so pic oso not nice...u wont die lar...as long as u tackle step by step in your exam ^^