Thursday, April 30, 2009

Oh yes!

Yet, another celebration which I must thank to all my fellow coursemates. Though this time, not all join but it is rather warm enough in this little place.

We had our dinner in Saujana Steak House, which also a renowned restaurant in KT area.

menu
This place has a very nice atmosphere which the lighting was rather dim and suitable for a group of friend to spend some great time here. They serve both western and oriental dishes where the portion was rather reasonable accordingly to the price.

cream of mushroom (rm3.50)
I've order myself a cream of mushroom as appetizer, which, turns out to be my dessert. The texture of the cream soup was so rich and I would say slight salty which you can find several pieces of button mushroom in the soup. The soup was good accompany with the garlic bread.
cheese grilled chicken(rm11.80)
As for main course, the cheese grilled chicken that i order was out of expectation! The tender and succulent boneless chicken piece with the cheese creme gravy, the combination was so fantastic, swept me off to heaven! side dish of grill potato along with sauce was rather good! The only flaw in this dish was the spirali as side dish was so simple and should improve to perfect the dish.
last dinner out
This was also to consider the last dinner we all had together before taking our path after 3 years in this faraway place.

Thanks for buying the cake! Gonna miss you guys!

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Bear-ly Night

Yes, I'm 23rd!
Soon I will be stepping into the REAL world after so many years as students.
Well, what can I say? 23 is indeed a good number! Transformation from students into unemployed, from a teenage into an adult, bread-winning lifestyle.

The feeling of celebration with bunch of lovely friends is incredibly nice.
I have not much friends. But this bunch is what I call the "heart-to-heart" bunch all the years while I'm in uni.
Effort in making a birthday touching and successful can be tell:
1. a panda riceball

2. then a bear-like cake

3. gift+card+paperbag = BEAR BEAR BEAR!!!

Though I wasn't that comfort with such nickname but I think i will get used to it.
Haha! I can't hold my laughter when I see so many BEAR BEAR around me!

Heart warming people at the cold place! ^_^

Monday, April 27, 2009

Early Morning - Bukit Besar

kuala terengganu at 0630
Bukit Besar in Kuala Terengganu Town is famous for it's hiking site and walking pathfor the locals. And here comes a story where 7 boring university students heading into darkest part of the woods in the earliest hour of morning before dawn.The path all the way to the hill top was all winding and precipitous which i think it's about 50 degree of elevation.

the cliffy steep
Believe me or not, after I've made it to the hilltop, I felt like I've been playing badminton nonstop for two hours. Though it took quite a short period to climb up the hill, the stamina and determination of one to make it is definitely crucial.
Now, what's at the hilltop?
On the hilltop it stood two gigantic communiaction tower by TM, which quite a beautiful scenary in the early hour (hopefully the radiation is not hazardous).
TM receiver tower

kuala terengganu at 0730
Who ever has pass by Terengganu will impressed by the strong lighting signboard of "Allah peliharakan terengganu" where the view from the back of the signboard was amazing.
Initial objective to watch sunrise was ended in the admiration of twilight, which is such consolatory when we discover the sunrise was the other side of the hill.
Early birds always get the worms!

Lata Tembakah Waterfall

They have enormous number of waterfalls around terengganu area, well-known or unknown one, but this is much beautiful as compare to the previous Sekayu Waterfall which I went in earlier time.

From Kuala Terengganu town, it took approximately 2.5 hours for us to reach the destination. They have clear indicated sign borad along way which easily led us there. The place welcomed its outsider with a mini hanging bridge.

The waterfall itself has divided into 7 floors which 5th, 6th, and 7th floor does not usually visit by people due to lack of proper pavement there.

first floor

The first to third floor was rather flat where the water flows like from a calm river. The breath-taking was at behind and further up of the spot.
fourth floor

I exclaimed the moment I see this.
It is so marvel, in which i have to admit, much better than the Saok and Sekayu, perhaps the best in Terengganu State.

If you dare, try to climb up further to the real shower under the waterfall itself, feel the gentle pounding by the water, I dare to say it was a mind cleansing worth to go.

from far
depth of around 4 metres in deep coloured area

Such a maulin way to bid farewell to my friends, who lives just miles away from the location, also led us in.
Thanks, Kak G!


Friday, April 24, 2009

I Try to Say Goodbye


Games, changes and fears
When will they go from here
When will they stop
I believe that fate has brought us here
And we should be together, babe
But we're not
I play it off, but I'm dreaming of you
I'll keep my cool, but I'm feigning

I try to say goodbye and I choke
Try to walk away and I stumble
Though I try to hide it, it's clear
My world crumbles when you are not near
Goodbye and I choke
I try to walk away and I stumble
Though I try to hide it, it's clear
My world crumbles when you are not near

I may appear to be free
But I'm just a prisoner of your love
And I may seem all right and smile when you leave
But my smiles are just a front
Just a front, hey
I play it off, but I'm dreaming of you
I'll keep my cool, but I'm feigning

I try to say goodbye and I choke
Try to walk away and I stumble
Though I try to hide it, it's clear
My world crumbles when you are not near
Goodbye and I choke
I try to walk away and I stumble
Though I try to hide it, it's clear
My world crumbles when you are not near
Here is my confession
May I be your possession
Boy, I need your touch
Your love kisses and such
With all my might I try
But this I can't deny

I believe this is a very old tune which keep playing in my mind this afternoon.
Wasn't a very pop genre type of music but just somehow the vocal was seriously attractive.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Ajil Pheasant Park

Located 32km from Kuala Terengganu town, Ajil Pheasant Park has an unnoticed entrance where we almost missed that on the way back from Kenyir Lake.

Entrance fees for this park is RM4 for students, where the farm is run by a family, exhibiting most of the exotic pheasant birds which you can rarely see in nature. The park was extremely warm as it's an open aired structure, which advisable to bring any insect repellent, hats or sun-shading equipments.

In the farm itself occupied an area of 1.7 acres which relatively large for the bird parks. The arrangement was rather primitive where the winding and uneasy pah might be an obstacle for elderly.

I have never in my life, so mesmerized by the full tail flaunting of a peacock. Was not easy to observe the full flaunting as the flirting behaviour among animals which was quite intimidating to me. joyful and gracefully dancing around the mating target has made the art of mating seems to be more atistic.
tail flaunting peacock

rare white peacock

baby peacock

They have few rare birds here, including the extincting Malaysia Green Peacock. Apart fom the birds, they have also few animals which inclusing blqck-striped squirrel.
squirrel


For nature and birds lover, you have found your heaven!

For more details:
Ajil Pheasant Park

Lake Kenyir

This trip was consider as a revisit to the largest man made lake in Malaysia (some say even SEA), where I've been to this wonderful place on 4th semester.
Being the last trip before we draw apart from each other after the intimacy for almost the life in this ivory tower, everything was expected to be a perfection though it was also a budget trip.

After the almost an hour drive from Kuala Terengganu, we've arrive at the Pengkalan Gawi, a more tourist friendly jetty departing point to the lake traveling. From this jetty, we travel for about 15 to 20 minutes of boat ride, to the Lake Sanctuary Resort. Though the pricing was slight higher but it's one of the few budget resort which you may find on the island.

Kenyir has the most number of islands of world's man made lake.
Despite the numeroud picturesque scenary which protray by the lake itself, we went to two of the most visit site which is the Herb Garden and the Soak Waterfall.

In the herb garden you get to taste the renowned Kacip Fatimah and Tongkat Ali drinks which are not advisable for those you has bad bitter taste bud. The drink was so naturally brew right from the plants root which believed to be essential to health. Though I wasn't enjoy much by the drink but some raw-eaten herbs was definitely a worthwhile.



Soak Waterfall was not the best waterfall they have there, but to consider a very pretty one.The water is definitely close to ice water temperature.so, try to dip a part of yourself into it before entering the pond!


Thanks to Jason for putting in effort in making us a very sweet and embarrassed video clip. Apart from the magnificent nature, the time spent with bunch of close friends is another memorable spot in the trip itself. Such maudlin way in checking out from the university's life.

Looking forward for another trip as such, pal!

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Bid My Fellow Pals Farewell


Don't know whether this will be our last gathering, but definitely the last in Terengganu.
I'm gonna miss you guys. Definitely!

Savour the life of ichthyologist! Go fish go!

Friday, April 10, 2009

Final Examination

I've never imagine how suffer it is for my past 20 years life. To be exact, 15 years of educational life.
I used to be lounging away with my sweet time while back in secondary and primary.
But not this time. I'm literally working my ass off to strive in this time.

Final examination never comes in a simple way.
Especially when you know you still have a frail chance in squezzing your head into the excellency threshold.

Physical and mental exerted to maxima.
I wasn't really those kind who could seriously remembering every word by heart type of person.
But I hope I will at least try once in this very critical moment.

Curse the cramming education system.
Curse the devil who distract me to post this.