30 June 2010

Finally Mine

I know I'm not supposed to shop this month (coz I've way exceeded my shopping budget for last month), I know I've been spending money (though not luxuriously) for the past 3 consecutive days and I know I have to save some money this month for my Sabah trip in August. The fact is I'm neither hypnotized nor am I being possessed. I just went insane, that's all.

But then this time, my insanity is actually driven solely by my long awaited desire. Not just a pure, baseless lust but it's more to fulfilling my own dreams. A dream which I thought would never come true and will end up being buried at the very end corner of my head.

Okay, I'm being a bit over dramatic here especially when all I'm gonna say is that I just bought myself a handbag ! Not just any handbag but that lustrous yellow handbag from Carlo Rino which I've been eyeing for at least 8 - 10 months ago. In fact, I did write about this dream bag of mine way back in January.

Honestly, I've already come to terms with the fact that I would never gonna own that bag. And suddenly today, bangggg ! My luck just being shifted to another level. No, I didnt won any lottery or getting a pay rise or anything like that. Isetan is having a sale & Mr. Carlo Rino decided to slash the price to half ! Yeeeeehaaaaaa !!

Well, I should be proud of myself coz knowing the fact that the price has gone that low, I didnt straight away jumped at the chance. I still hesitate & having second thoughts about it due to all the reasons I've lined up in the first paragraph of this entry. But then with one of my many devilish BFF beside me, fully equipped with an abundance of bad influence, I obviously lose the battle. For all I know, the next thing, I find myself lining up at the counter with the yellow handbag in my hand......huhuhu.

In a way, I'm so happy that I bought it. I've always wanted it & it's now finally mine.

The Shoe Story

I was at Pavilion ( yes.... again !) yesterday with my BFF. Nope, I'm no more in a quest for shoes though I still have 2 more shoes (silver & gold coloured shoes, that is) outstanding in my long must-haves list (apart from millions of other things). I was just accompanying her to survey some sport shoes (now that she's a mini-marathon runner lah kan......hehehe )

Since we'll be passing by Parkson and since their shoe sales were great, we thought of dropping by for our usual look-n-see session - with no intention of buying anything, at least for myself la. So there we were wondering around as if we've never been there before. Anyway, while we were busy checking out the shoes, I suddenly heard a cracking sound coming from my shoe.

FYI, I was wearing this nice, beautiful purple shoe which I've just bought yesterday from the shoe shop in my office building. This particular shoe has it's story of its own actually. Last couple of months before, I had the same exact shoe, bought at the same shop too. Unfortunately after being using it for less than 3 times, it was broken.

Feeling devastated since I really love the shoe, I've made a promise to myself that I would buy the same shoe again once the price is reduced to half, at least. So after a few months, it looks like my prayers been finally answered. The price really went half from its original value which left me feeling very excited & grab it right away without having any second thoughts about it.

I have to admit that it was the most stupid thing I ever did la. Knowing how flimsy the shoe is, how can I still buy the same one again ? Well, I was obviously blinded by that striking purple colour which on top of that, was complimented by that glimmering shiny gold base. So, which diva wouldn't fall for it right?

What happen was that, the banana has been produced twice from the same tree ( or as how the Malay says it, "pisang berbuah dua kali"). The same thing happened - the shoe broke...... again. The only thing left for me is to blame it on my own stupidity ! That's the price I've to pay for putting desire before insanity.......huhuhu.

Anyway, every cloud has its silver linings, isnt it? A broken shoe on my foot leaves me with no option but to buy a new one :) . This is one bright silver lining the cloud has gotten - the shoe certainly chose the right place & the right time to end up it's life. I was surrounded by shoes when it occurred and the best thing was - they were all on sale ! How much luckier one can be, huh?

So, here it is - my Carlo Rino snake's skin shoe which not only looks sexy on my feet but also portrayed my personality - deadly & dangerous......hahaha. So, watch out & dont you dare play-play arr........

29 June 2010

I Love Me

In my previous entry, I talked about falling in love again (which I doubt I could). Well, I cant love someone else before loving myself first right? No other person can love me more than I love myself.

So, I've reached out deep in myself & these are the things I've come up with.

I am an amazing person because............

1. I am a tough cookie. I've been thru a lot in my life which makes me not only a better but a wiser person. Going through heaven & hell in life certainly add ups the value in me.

2. I am a very loving person. I love my family & friends so much that I cant imagine my life without them. They give me all the strength & support I need to be alive & kicking. I may be single but definitely never lonely with them beside me.

3. I have a great sense of humor. I'm funny! Though I'm not a comedian, I love jokes and likes to laugh a lot. And that makes me a fun person. People laugh when they are around me, and that just makes me happy.

4. I am creative. I love arts, always did since I was much younger. I may not know how to paint but I still love other forms of arts like doing crafts, photos, decorating and cooking (used to...hehehe :P )

5. I am a perfectionist. Everything must be perfect for me. I cant live with just a so-so or moderate standard. It has to be perfect & I'll make sure it will be. People might hate me for this but it makes me love myself even more.

6. I am a thankful person. I've learned and experienced a lot. I've had opportunities & I've also make mistakes along the way. And for whatever I've been through, it has taught me to be thankful of what I have, what I've gained and what I am.

7. I am a kind hearted person. Even though I've been treated very poorly by others, I have always been very kind hearted! I've always said that I wanna be mean but honestly, I just cant. I never have and never will for I've have been blessed with such a loving heart!

8. I am a sensitive person. Sometimes a bit too sensitive that I cried easily over everything. . I cried when I'm sad, I cried when I'm happy & I cried when I'm mad. Tears are falling down my face over the smallest thing I wish I could stop them but sometimes it's just better to let them fall .

9. I am a fun person. I like to have fun and am always willing to do anything that is fun. I am passionate about life & always try to live my life to the fullest.

10. Last but not least, I am smart & beautiful and that goes without saying.......... :P

That's it - all the good qualities in me. Looking at the list, how can I not love myself? I am indeed a fabulous & amazing woman. Doing this list definitely makes me feel much better of myself. Nobody can makes me feel unworthy coz I know I'm not.

Try doing the same list for yourself - trust me, it feels good !

28 June 2010

Falling In Love Again?

To me, love is going to bed at night knowing that there is that one person out there who is thinking of you at the same moment. Love is not being able to sleep without hearing their voice just before the day is over. Love is indeed one of the most beautiful thing - though it cant be seen or touched, it is felt with the heart.

I am not saying all these becoz I'm currently in love - no, I'm not (except for my undying love towards SRK & Edward Cullen, of coz ). In fact, falling in love is the last thing I wish would happen to me at this point of time. People said that it's worth all the pain that's waiting for you at the end of the road. But frankly, I doubt every single word of it.... having your heart stomped on like it wasn’t anything to begin with.... and I am so tired of giving away my heart on a silver platter and getting nothing in return!

I have been in love, the kind of love where your heart sinks, you feel out of breath, and feel like the whole world is one hazy bubble of colours. But then things go wrong as they do, or people go away to the other side of the world.. so on and so forth. Makes me wonder at times what is this all about. I would love to feel that way again, but to be honest I dont dare to risk my heart from being broken again - been thru the cycle a few times, slept thru life for months following the death I felt after each break up.

It's been a year since I broke off with my ex but the pain still feels fresh and raw like road rash on my soul. Just that once you’ve loved someone with every fiber of your being, it becomes very difficult to let go that place in your heart to another. I find myself struggling to open up myself to another guy or to even just consider them romantically, and thus far it’s proven beyond my capacity.

My BFF kept on telling me that I should start going out again but that is something I'm certainly not sure of. Is that what I really want? I’m still not sure that I want to fall in love again. Honestly, at this point I’m not even sure what love is, or what it feels like anymore. It’s hard to fall in love again when you’ve been hurt so bad that your pulse fell to zero.

I would like to fall in love again. I just dont know if I have anything to give anymore to anyone.....

Lots of people want to ride with you in the limo,
but what you want is someone who will take the bus with you
when the limo breaks down
Oprah Winfrey

25 June 2010

Ridiculous Sales Strategy By MNG

Remember this shoe from MNG ? I wrote about it 2 months ago, telling you guys how much I loved this shoe but not being able to own it due to my budget constraint.......huhuhu. Anyway, past is past & I'm completely over it already by now.

However, my BFFs & me were in MNG Pavilion earlier where I saw the same exact shoe was on sale. Unfortunately, only the brown colour is left for my size - which is not as nice as the black ones. The original price was RM 189 & they are now selling it @ RM 89 only ! But since I dont really like the colour that much, I took a pass.

Ain was luckier coz the black ones was still available for her size. But then, it's just too bad that the good luck doesnt seems to stay with her for long. As the cashier scanned the price, a different numbers appeared on the screen. It was RM 129 instead of RM 89. Upon checking with the salesgirl, we found out that the price difference was merely due to the different colours of the shoe. Can you believe that?

Have you ever encountered such a situation before whereby the same shoe design can have a different price for a different colour? Stupid isn't it? What makes it even stupider is that the original price was the same i.e. RM 189. Only now during the sales, they've decided to gave a different price for each colour - which I believed is their stupid sales strategy since the brown ones are not sell-able as compared to black ones. And the word "stupid" was the only word MNG heard coming from our mouth on our way out !

Anyway, I bought a very nice black shoe from Parkson. Fell in love with it instantly the moment I saw it. Bling-bling thingy is so me as it adds up to my fabulousity. By the way, Parkson Pavilion ( not sure of other branch though) is currently having a Mad Shoe Rush sale where they are giving 50% + 20% discounts for their shoes.

To those who are in dire needs of a shoe, waste no more time. Go to Parkson now before it's too late !

24 June 2010

Dont !!!!

Don't undermine your worth by comparing yourself with others. It is because we are different that each of us is special.

Don't set your goals by what other people deem important. Only you know what is best for you.

Don't take for granted the things closest to your heart. Cling to them as you would your life, for without them life is meaningless.

Don't let your life slip through your fingers by living in the past or for the future. By living your life one day at a time, you live all the days of your life.

Don't give up when you still have something to give. Nothing is really over until the moment you stop trying.

Don't be afraid to admit that you are less than perfect. It is this fragile thread that binds us to each other.

Don't be afraid to encounter risks. It is by taking chances that we learn how to be brave.

Don't shut love out of your life by saying it's impossible to find. The quickest way to receive love is to give love. The fastest way to lose love is to hold it too tightly; and the best way to keep love is to give it wings.

Don't dismiss your dreams. To be without dreams is to be without hope; to be without hope is to be without purpose.

Don't run through life so fast that you forget not only where you've been, but also where you're going. Life is not a race, but a journey to be savored each step of the way.

23 June 2010

Butterflies In My Stomach

When was the last time your heart beats frantically as if it's gonna burst any moment? When was the last time your heart pumped twice as much blood through your veins that you feel a sudden heat rushing beneath your skin? And when was the last time you had that thump-thump feeling that makes your entire body vibrates & butterflies doing all sort of acrobatics in your stomach ?

As for me, I had all those unpleasant situations yesterday. For as long as I can remember, the only time I'll be experiencing that strong thump thump in my heart is when I'm with him - no other man could make me feel that way except for him. It's always him and it's forever him.

My first encounter was about 11 years ago, in the year of 2009. It was love at a first sight, undoubtedly. From that moment onwards, the thumping gets stronger every time I laid my eyes on him. And yesterday, the same thing happened - the same excitement & triumph I had 11 years ago - nothing less, which is pretty much expected.

I was watching a documentary which is supposed to be aired in the Discovery Travel & Living channel next month (July) called Living With A Superstar. This is a 10-part series of the number one love of my life, Shah Rukh Khan. I saw the ads in July issue of the Astrolife magazine which I received a few days ago. It is a documentary based on the life of SRK containing the rarest incidents and footage of him. It would trace SRK as a businessman, global hit, doting father & husband and finally the King of Bollywood.

Not a subscriber to this particular channel doesnt mean that I have to miss the show. When there's a will, there's always a way. And having to live in such a sophisticated world with all the outstanding technologies just at a click of our fingers, is definitely an advantage. And for this, I owed it to Torrent for making all the impossibles possible.

Watching that favourite face of mine is equally to watching Messi performed in the FIFA World Cup 2010 in the eyes of those football's die hard fans ( Mimi & Jamie in particular). The satisfaction of drooling over his gorgeous looks is similar to the satisfaction felt by the South Koreans when Park Chu Young scored the winning goal (against Nigeria) which brought their team through the Round of 16 ( who said I didnt know anything about football? ).

So, Shah Rukh Khan has again did his magic on me and to be frank, even Edward cant beat that. Sorry Ed, looks like you can only be my second best - but still my number 1 vampire boyfriend !

22 June 2010

Being Grateful

Being contented with life is indeed something very difficult to achieve. Many people aim for the highest peak in their lives - they wanna be successful, they wanna be rich & they wanna have all the best things in their lives. When all these are not achieved, they'll tend to feel discontented thus forgetting to be grateful.

Life, and everything else we have & being given, should be well appreciated and not be taken for granted. We are sometimes too busy with our life that we seems forgetting to count our blessings. We keep on wanting more and more without having to express our gratitude for what we already have.

Being grateful is enjoying & appreciate with the things we have in life. Don't get me wrong here. It is good to strive to be better and to success more, but it's just as important to be happy for & to appreciate the people, things & circumstances that exist in our life at this very moment.

Learn to be thankful to God for giving you another day to live. Learn to be thankful for the sun and the rain. Be grateful to the people in your life that pisses you off everyday - coz they helped you to grow and appreciate the positive & good people even more ( a reminder to myself). Be grateful to that mean boss of yours - coz it means you are are not jobless like some of us. Be grateful for the tax you pay ( this one is hard though), for it is a result of a good income. Be grateful for your health - good or poor. Dont take good health for granted for it allows you to do the things you enjoyed.

Dont wait to feel grateful. Being alive, in good health, physically complete, and having a sound mind are enough reasons to feel blessed. Without either one of them, you will not function as effectively.
Here's a good poem to remind us how being thankful for even the not so good things has tremendous value.


Be thankful that you don’t already have
everything you desire.
If you did, what would there be
to look forward to?

Be thankful when you don’t know something,
for it gives you the opportunity to learn.

Be thankful for the difficult times.
During those times you grow.

Be thankful for your limitations,
Because they give you opportunities for improvement.

Be thankful for each new challenge,
Because it will build your strength and character.

Be thankful for your mistakes,
They will teach you valuable lessons.

Be thankful when you’re tired and weary,
Because it means you’ve made an effort.

It’s easy to be thankful for the good things.
A life of rich fulfillment comes to those
who are also thankful for the setbacks.

Gratitude can turn a negative into a positive.

Find a way to be thankful for your troubles,
and they will become your blessings.

21 June 2010

I Love Kimora !

I was busy cleaning up my apartment on Sunday after deserting it for a week or so ( yeahhhh, as if I cleaned my house every other day....duhhhhhh ). Anyway, it's a lot of work - considering that I haven't step my foot in my home's "maintenance department" for quite some time already. It's like a total maintenance program for the whole apartment - all the way from the kitchen, bedroom, living and not forgetting my petite garden. Though my apartment is just a small ones, all those cleaning, sweeping & mopping really drained me up.

After I had lunch with my precious, I sat in front of the TV while scrolling down the channel for any good programmes that is worth watching. Looks like I just got myself rewarded after a hard day work. E! channel is having a marathon on Kimora's Life On The Fab Lane the whole day today ! So, both me & Marsya spent the whole evening watching this favourite show of mine - thank God my princess enjoyed it too !

I really love this female - very, very much. Watching her reminds me of myself - only that I'm not a millionairess like her & while she had Digimon by her side, I'm only left with my Pokemon ( not sure if any one of you actually get the joke......hehehe ). Apart from these two, both me & Kimora are indeed very much alike. She's loud & blunt, and so am I. She's as crazy & nutty as me. She's big and I'm big too (though not as tall ). She had a Chinese blood running through her veins - again, just like me. She's gorgeous & fabulous - do I need to reiterate these too? Duhhhhhh......

I see her as my role model & I'm sure a lot of other women feels the same way too. Every woman in this planet, if were given a choice would wanna be like her. I love how over the top she is. She's not just a pretty face - she's the mother of all moguls, as what they called her. And what makes her so special is her affections towards her loved ones - her man & children. She can be a very serious entrepreneur at one time & at other times, she's the most lovable mother Ming, Aoki & Kenzo ever had. Watching her show makes me wanna dream.....not just dream but dream BIG !

Kimora, you go girl !

18 June 2010

Hutan Lipur Berkelah

I've heard of this place a few times before but never really had a chance to go there. Pandan Waterfalls & Berkelah Waterfalls are the two popular waterfalls in Kuantan. Been to Pandan Waterfalls a few times before but never to Berkelah despite all the good stories about this place.

It is not that often I gotta spend such a long holiday in Kuantan which is why I'm taking this opportunity to explore one of the few parts of Kuantan that I've never been to. Though I was born & breed in Kuantan, there are still a few places that I'm alien to - let alone Pahang, the biggest state in the Peninsular of Malaysia.

Hutan Lipur Berkelah is located about 50 km from Kuantan town. It can be easily accessed via the old trunk road linking Kuantan & Kuala Lumpur. If you're coming from Kuantan, the entrance road to this spot shall be on the right hand side of the road. It's quite impossible to miss the junction as there's a big signboard by the road side pointing towards the direction.

The destination is approximately 5 km from the main road and is accessible via a narrow, untarred & bumpy road. It is wise to drive very slowly along this road due to it's bad conditions & at some point, you might not be able to detect the incoming vehicles as the view are being blocked with plants from both sides of the road.

The 5 km narrow & bumpy road

Two cars ( mine & my BFF's ) convoyed all the way from Kuantan to this Hutan Lipur. It took us approximately 30 minutes to reach the junction at the main road & another 20 minutes drive along the bumpy road. It's a good thing we went there on Friday coz there are not so many visitors around. In fact we were the first to arrive & having all the luxuries to choose the best spot.

The kids get excited & thrilled the moment the saw the water & jumped in right away. As their body hit the water, they screamed frantically as it was freezing in there. The water was indeed very cold and chilly but refreshing at the same time. Once you are in, you just wanna stay there forever !

One.....two......three.......splashhhh !!!!!

Before going on this trip, I've browse the net to check on this place. There's supposed to be a series of waterfalls somewhere around the area. From what I've read, an hour of trekking up the hill would took you to these waterfalls. We tried following the track further up the picnic site but all we'll end up with is a disappointment. We didnt find any waterfalls - only dried up tracks of river & huge stones which we believe might be one of the said waterfalls ~ sigh ~

The walking tracks which we though would lead us to the waterfall

Anyway, that didnt spoil all the fun we had. There are still plenty of water for us to splash & get ourselves wet. We spent half a day rejuvenating in the cool crisp waters. As what we told ourselves, this is just an introductory trip in getting to know the place & what it can offers. We've in fact planned something ahead to come back here & do more. And I'm so looking forward to that !

Chicken Rice @ Tanjung Ria

I've been told once by a local Kuantanese about this Chicken Rice which according to him is the best in town. It was about a year ago when he told me that & I've been wanting to try it out ever since. And finally today I've made the dream comes true.

The verdict : it was just okay - not the best yet. But my mum & sis loved it very much. The chicken is a bit dry though the portion is quite generous ( same goes with amount of rice ). The soup is a bit different since they put the ripe cucumber chunks in it but then, it's really tasteless. The sauce is disappointing as well - too salty & doesnt really taste like a chicken rice sauce.

The Chee Meng Chicken Rice in Bukit Bintang is by far, still the best. Everything about it is perfect - juicy chicken meat, tasty soup & spicy sauce. Even the soya sauce that they sprinkled on the chicken is nice.

Anyway, Chee Meng's chicken rice is about 300 km away from Kuantan. I guess Kuantanese doesnt really have an option but to be happy with Tanjong Ria's. To those who wanted to try out this chicken rice themselves, this restaurant is located at Jalan Teluk Sisek, just opposite the Mobil petrol station. Break a leg !

17 June 2010

Santai @ Tg. Lumpur, Kuantan

15th June was my mum's birthday. So, we thought celebrated it by eating out for dinner. As far as eating out is concern, Kuantan doesnt really have that much of variety. It's either that or our standard are set too high that all the restaurants cant seem to match my mum's cooking.

After a lot of thinking & considerations, and based on our research in the net, we decided to go to Santai in Tg. Lumpur. By the way, this particular Santai got nothing to do with those Santai Restaurant chain in KL. In terms of food quality & service, the other Santai is much, much better.

I'm not gonna talk much about this place since there's nothing good to be talked about. All I could say is that, we've made a terribly wrong decision by going there & I would never ever set my foot to this restaurant anymore. There are only 2 words that could best described the place : the food sucks & the service is super slow !

These are some of the dishes that were ordered :

Tomyam Poh Tag

I would like to call this as a magic soup - coz though the name is tomyam, it doesnt taste like one at all. Imagine this......a tomyam soup with bay leaves rather than kaffir lime leaves. Makes me wonder why they called it Tomyam in the first place.

Ikan Dua Jiwa

The fish is over cooked which makes it so hard & lost its sweetness. One part of the fish had a tasteless gravy spilled on it whereas the other part was dumped with a shredded mango on it. Good thing the mango got it's own taste, otherwise I would call this dish as Ikan Tiada Jiwa (Soul-less Fish) rather than Ikan Dua Jiwa.

Kerabu Seafood

It's like eating a spaghetti with a satay sauce - that's how I would describe this kerabu. What they did is mixing the seafood with chili sauce - so not in sync !

Another thing that really disappoints us is the condition of the food. Those foods are supposed to be made to order. But from what we observed, they dont look that way. All the foods were not hot at all but rather slightly warm instead. But then if they were pre-cooked, why are they taking ages to send them to our table?

All & all, everything was a huge disappointment to us. We could still tolerate the super slow service if the foods are really good, or should I say hot & delicious. But they are neither one of them. To all Kuantan residence who intent to try out this place, you'd better think twice. Do not get fooled by the look of the restaurant. It may look exclusive & beautiful from the outside but the outcome is really unsatisfactory.

Money Talks

Just heard the news about Azrinaz being divorced by the Sultan of Brunei yesterday evening. It was indeed a shocking news to all Malaysians generally. Everybody were so envious of her when she made the headlines 5 years ago by marrying the once richest man in the world. Such a lucky girl, everybody were saying.

Nobody expected this would be the end to that short fairy tale of hers. It's just too bad that not only it didnt work out for her but apparently her good repo has been tarnished as well. I'm not saying that being divorced tainted one's image - well, I am a divorcee myself, to start with. It's the reason for the divorce that actually makes her look bad especially among the Bruneian.

Anyway, it's not her that I wished to discuss about in this entry. Reading her story makes me wonder how is like being rich? And is it true that the more money you have, the greedier you'll be? Money has been said to be a very powerful force that can buy almost everything. The question here is can money really buy happiness? Even if it could, is it an eternal happiness? Or just momentary happiness?

Whatever it is, rich or poor, we are still human. It's not fair to assume that the rich never had any problems in their life. They too have their own set of problems to face every now & then. And not all problems can be solved with money.

So, what kind of problems do you think the rich are facing with? I've got here a few list I could think of at the moment :

1. They cant really live in peace as they would always worry about money - worrying as to how to double up their asset or worrying the money would eventually finished !

2. They live a much more hectic & busier life. Human are naturally greedy. Hence the money is never enuff as they thrive to keep on top for as long as they could.

3. They cant really trust anybody including their own spouse. For all they know, the spouses might all jump out from the ship when they no longer have the money. It's no longer, "you jump I jump". Instead, "you jump, make sure you have life insurance under my name" !

4. Rich people value their lives more as they can enjoy life better (such as travelling, shopping, buying whatever they want, partying without worrying about work the next day etc). So they need to spend in protecting themselves, minders, assistants, bodyguards and security devices.

5. Being worried and lonely at times. Being rich would makes it difficult for them to find true friendships. They might end up being used by one and another. Worse still, they can also be targeted for their money.

6. If not so rich people like me has debts, I'm sure rich people would have more. It's a simple mathematics : the more you have, the more you spend !

Whatever it is, money can never buy happiness (but it certainly doesnt hurt). Happiness is a choice. It doesn't matter if you are rich or poor its your decision whether to be happy or not. However, based on a research by a team from University of British Columbia & Harvard Business School, money can buy happiness but only if you spend it on someone else.

Spending as little as RM20 a day on someone else could significantly boost happiness. Their experiment on more than 650 participants showed they were measurably happier when they spent money on others - even if they thought spending money on themselves would make them happier.

So to all the riches out there, start spending your money now - especially to the needy ones like a single mum like me, for instant ! Hehehe.....

16 June 2010


Pack up your troubles in your old kit bag

And smile, smile, smile
Just think of all the happy times we’ll have and smile, that’s the style
What’s the use of worrying, it never was worthwhile
So pack up your troubles in your old kit bag
And smile, smile, smile

15 June 2010

Tong Juan Restaurant

While having breakfast at my dad's favourite restaurant - Restoran Mustaqim, I received a call from my BFF who kindof invited me to her house in Kemaman. Since I didnt have any plans for the day & Kemaman is only about 30 minutes drive from Kuantan, I guessed there's no reason for me to say no.

We arrived Kemaman somewhere around lunch time. As far as food is concerned, besides their keropoks, Kemaman is also famous for 2 things i.e. Hai Peng Kopitiam & Tong Juan Restaurant. Hai Peng Kopitiam is already so famous that it doesnt need any more introduction whatsoever. As for Tong Juan, it is their infamous Stuffed Crabs that lure visitors from all over the country to this quiet town of the East Coast.

So, obviously that's where we had our lunch earlier. The stuffed crabs I would say, is like a compulsory dish to every customer who walks in. Missing out this signature dish is like committing a crime in the food industry. This is definitely a must-have.

The last time I had this crabs was several years ago during our company trip to Awana Kijal. It was priced at RM5/pc then. The price has increased to RM 8/pc now. The price might differ but the taste remains the same.