Sunday, November 13, 2011

锡兰游记 - 完结篇

早上天亮得比较早,每每睡醒的时候总是五点多凌晨。

反正自己也没有睡回笼觉的习惯,倒不如早起,到附近吃了早餐后,就想看看当地人的日常。
在民宿往海边走,我们看见了大家都撑着五颜六色颜色鲜艳的雨伞,听说现在是季候风,雨季也随之而来。我们到的时候天气宜人,有小雨,可是也不太炎热。

走着走着,我们走到了bambalapitiya的火车站,才发觉原来人们都是“跳”着下火车,到站了只看见人是一个、两个的往轨道上跳地下车,让我们两个城市怪人看得目瞪口呆。接着雨也就越来越大,我们只好到当地著名的超市Keel避雨,姐姐也随手买了些当地零嘴为手信。

接着看看时间也到了与之前民宿老板Mr Linton约好的,到colombo火车站领回失落的手机。打着当地的巴士往市中心区,才发觉交通简直是瘫痪了一样。车龙延续了好几公里,沿海公路也因此堵塞了。看着雨中的总统府,希尔顿酒店,在建着的香格里拉,斯里兰卡确实不如想象中的落后。内战为这国家带来一定的伤害,可是也因此激发了人民的斗志,要把国家从内战中振兴过来。因此,我们一路上看见三步一小岗,五步一大岗的军队对哨站,也不无理由。有些建筑的墙面还是看见了弹孔,不得不为这国家的平静而欢呼,对街道上的军人肃然起敬。听之前的司机说,国内最大的职业就是这些部队与警察,想必是要为维护国家的和平而出一份绵力吧!

之后本来想到pettah市场走走,博物院看看,可是都嫌雨下得不好,湿嗒嗒的,都没去成,反而到了政府经营的Laksala商场逛逛。看着晶莹剔透的宝石专卖店,我们为妈妈提早买了圣诞礼物。这边的半宝石(semi precious stone)的价格合宜,相信是因为官办的,所以也不刻意的装潢及宣传。识货的人都会到这儿逛逛。

接下来我们就到茶叶专卖店狂扫货。这边有好几家大牌子,Dilmiah, Boh, Mlesna等等的,都是搜罗了全国最好的茶叶,所以价格在colombo会比在kandy的便宜,因为加工厂就在市区本身。建议要卖茶叶可千万不要到kandy等胜地购买,分分钟会比大市区的来得贵。
结束了疯狂的采购,我们很勉强地塞进了行李箱后,也就依依不舍的挥别着民风淳朴的城市,

总的来说,斯里兰卡算是一个较不错的城市,可能是从内乱在挣扎的康复中吧,我们才得以看见了很真实的一面、很努力生活的一面、开始有了些闲情来招待外来者得一面。我说实在的还会回到这城市来,可能是看看茶田,看看亚当峰上的天空寺庙一览,pinnawela的大象孤儿院,有个遗憾的就是我没有机会看到在竹竿上钓鱼的人。斯里兰卡,加油吧!期待你把触角伸向世界的一日!

锡兰游记 - 四

几乎所有当地人知道我们将前往colombo的时候,都不约而同皱了眉头说那边没什么东西,为什么要到那边去。看来当地人都不太喜欢colombo这个大都市。其实也不管,反正最后这两天我们要的就是追寻心灵上的慰籍,以慰劳这两天疲累的身心简单来说就是血拼就勇敢地过来了。

本来想尝试一下什么叫海岸线铁路,波莱坞式的火车之旅,可是旅社老板就告诉我们说火车票现在千金难求,还不如我们自己打冷气巴士下去。想了想,唯有这么办了。

第二天早上用过早产后,结了帐,也就让司机帮我们送往长途巴士站。临上车前我们还给了司机50零吉马币作为酬劳,让他笑得见牙不见眼了。把行李箱及背囊搬上车后,我们也就再次把时间耗在这四个小时的车程上。二姐在这时候突然问了一句:你的手机呢?我下意识往口袋一探,却发现是空空如也!心急如焚的我不断向隔壁的曾可来回地骚扰及四下摸索,结果才想起可能是掉在司机的车里了。急急拨了电话给旅社老板,确定了手机的下落,也幸亏他明天会下colombo招徕客人,千托万托他顺便把手机给捎了过来,才稍稍的安心继续上路。

这里的长途巴士不是2+2,是直接5个座位一字排开,中间的座位时可折叠式,有人的时候就会摊开来,没有人的时候就可以折叠回。实在是让我大开眼界。

到要进colombo的时候我们才发觉原来老板介绍的民宿实在我们不熟悉的地方。向隔壁的一个帅帅的斯里兰卡少年达到听了,原来她也要到那一带,正好我们就随着他在colombo总车站打往郊外的巴士。colombo的县都划分成不同的区,由几个小镇组成一个划分区,我们要前往的地方是bambalapitiya,连同周遭两个小镇组成了colombo 4。找到了那间民宿后,原来是有一对夫妇所经营的,没有大肆宣传的招牌,静静的呆在一条小巷里静候他的客人。从外面看起来就像是一幢极其漂亮的两层式洋房,楼下是夫妇的日常生活空间,楼上划分成了五间客房,一个偏厅,阳台,及男主人的办公室。这里房间有限,所以尽可能的县拨电查询 Mrs Settupathy。我们要了间有冷气的、洗手间内置式的双人房间,价钱远远比其他来得便宜,3200卢布一晚,不备早餐。到了那里,我们就匆匆赶往斯里兰卡的著名商场—ODEL去疯狂进货了。

ODEL里头真的是什么都有,类似斯里兰卡的百盛,如果你会找,在里头还能翻出一两件超廉价的名牌,都是剪牌货(题外话:斯里兰卡很多外国名牌的制衣厂,假设今年要下一千件的订单,就必须要制五百间额外的内地行销,据说是政府的规定)。买了七七八八后,我们押拖着沉重的脚步回民宿休息,打算就在那儿附近解决晚餐。

六点半,街道上已经是漆黑一片,我俩在路上走着也不懂该拿什么填饱肚子,突然发觉有一家餐馆人头涌动,就近去看了看。原来是一间斋馆。他里头有很多各式各样色彩鲜艳的糕点,然后们就要了那儿出名的chapatti和phratha。这边当地人进食都十分豪爽,什么都是一大盘一大盘的,我们尝了那边鹰豆咖喱,还有面食,都觉得味道相当不错。

结束了第一天在都市的闲逛,找周公去了。

Thursday, November 10, 2011

锡兰游记 - 三

据说狮子山就是古王的"酒池肉林"。除了在山脚下看见设计得有相当规模的御花园,还可以看见相当复杂的防御设计。

在一千两百零二级的石阶上,坐落的谋朝篡位的古王宫殿。我们从山下开始,耗费了近四十五分钟,到达了保留的相当完美的壁画石窟,「吃风」编辑有说过其中有的多了个乳房,少了个手掌,可是我们很努力地看,也没看出个什么。反而当时的绘画技术已经是相当成熟了,仕女图在黄姜汁及原始颜料的彩绘下,个个仿佛跃于纸间,神情既庄重又带着一点的欢乐。从石窟眺望,整个古迹的鸟瞰图一览无遗,有那么一点的兴奋,也有那么一点佩服古人的鬼斧神工。


再往上走,我们经过了镜面墙,看着历年来的赞叹字句,也不得不对政府保留古迹的心力彻底的折服。反观我们国内的古迹,能拆的,该让路的,都七七八八的不见了。看见山上的一位警察,才听说了她每天都必须走着一段路上山,同一条路下山,难怪他的体魄如此健壮。镜面墙之后,我们来到了狮子爪,也就是真正的狮子山下。狮面已经无法考究,剩下的狮爪还是完好无缺。稍做歇息后,我们与一同的英国夫妇竞赛,往山顶冲去。看见只剩下遗址的王宫,往下望,可以想像当年威武的君临天下。古代泳池,王座等都依稀可辨。往回走,才发觉整个过程还不及两个小时啊!一路上看见的都是外国观光客,更尤其以日本的旅客为多,上了年纪的也不怕辛劳,依旧往上爬。

看见了昔日的王座,人去楼空,宏伟的建筑只剩废墟,时过境迁的感慨。从山上走下来,一路上都是兜售纪念品的商贩,可能这不是旅游旺季吧,还真的门可罗雀。

狮子山下来后,几经虚脱的两个城市人,找了间午餐店,匆匆解决了后往polonnaruwa古城出发。

polonnaruwa还保留着相当完整的古寺庙。里头膜拜的的场所真的不少,到处都可以看见学生团,可能是为了在历史课上要有好成绩吧!我们还看见了不少是被刻画着联合国世界遗产的图样,仿佛在提醒人们要好好保护着如此珍贵的文物,也要让后代们懂得自己的根是何去何从。stupa林立在古迹中,这里我们也看见了相当完善的排污沟规划,建筑散乱林立的有序。其中最特别的是一个荷花池,形状以莲花盛开的样建造,咋眼望下去就像是个万花筒,可是色彩较为单调的说。


已经是近乎虚脱状态的两个人,坐上了车子回到kandy的旅舍后,随意地进了晚餐,就和老板讨了colombo较便宜的客栈联络方式后,已经就是会周公了。值得一试的事:当地的啤酒-lion legar,虽然香醇谈不上,不过顺滑入口是还真的不错喝。



收拾妥当了后,就往最后一个地点colombo出发啦~

Sunday, November 06, 2011

锡兰游记 - 二

第二天早晨,在享用了员工为我们送上的西式早餐以及锡兰红茶后,我们就扛这一个巨大的背包,以及一位超级平易近人的司机,踏上我们文化三角之旅。

首先第一站来到了dambulla,以石窟佛像闻名的金佛寺。我们参观了金佛与金佛塔后,原本以为这就结束了,怎知司机告知我们往山上走去还有一个石窟,那个才是观光地的重点。好咯,就硬着头皮,往有点陡的山路上走去。一路上不乏买纪念品的小贩,也有很多狗只,慵懒地躺在路中间晒日光浴。我们有很努力的想往上走,可是步伐却越来越沉重。兴许是还没有暖身的缘故吧。我们未免坏了之后的行程,只好放弃了往回走。走到山下反而被司机嘲笑说我们真的没什么运动细胞,还真的只能讪讪而走了。

之后经过了一个小镇-matale,其实也没什么,不过有一座满雄伟的兴度庙。可能再返修的过程中吧,庙上的雕像都是土色的,缺少了该有的生气。可是就近点看,那栩栩如生的雕像还真的能把你给吸引住。除了有骑着大马的shiva,还有孤单的ganesha,prawati就站在他们的上头傲视一切。庙宇的后座突然传来的一阵喧闹声,原来是一座极简陋的学堂。(题外话:在走过柬普寨后的斯里兰卡,原来教育的普及化能对一个国家有如此深远的影响力,再苦也不能苦孩子,再穷也不能穷教育,建国之基,立国之本,在斯里兰卡让我深深体会到了)。

接下来我们就被领到了锡兰建国古都-anuradhapura。在进入古迹前要先买套票,55美金,能浏览接近十二个观光点,还有几个博物院等等。考古博物院很详尽的记载了当时的文化与宗教信仰,以及出土的一些古币,雕像等等。其中还在户外展示了早期僧侣的如厕,解释了如何利用早期的过滤系统来还原尿液中的水分。古迹里头只剩下的就只有一座蔚蓝色的佛塔,以及一棵千年菩提树。听隔壁家的导游解释,塔上镶有一颗硕大的水晶,说是避雷用的。塔的一方还有佛陀四轮回像,让我最感兴趣的是一座说是未来佛陀转世的样貌,打扮以及手握着的佛杖还真的与众不同。据说在六月计七月中旬,有关当局会在佛踏上布置了彩灯,以欢迎节庆,届时从四面八方来的佛教徒都会积聚一堂,诵经礼佛。另一厢,在千年菩提树下的寺庙里,我们看见两个青年手握着彩绘颜料,很努力及细心地为门上方的祥云团上最后的着色。(题外话:在斯里兰卡有很多讨小费的习惯,能免则免,也要小心不要随意接受陌生人给的东西,要不然后患无穷)。虔诚的心,还真不容人忽视。


走完这些点,已经是午餐时分。尝过了道地的斯里兰卡"大盘饭"后,已经是接近虚脱的状态。在做了两个小时的车,我们来到了sigiriya近农村的地方留宿,以准备明天攀登狮子山的壮举。这间greenpalace 是老板的朋友开的,本人是不十分推荐,不过既然在配套当中,也没什么好嫌弃的(题外话:防虫功夫要做得好,防虫油,喷雾等的,千万不要吝啬,否则就是苦了自己)。

Saturday, November 05, 2011

锡兰游记 - 一

说实在的,应该没有几个人会把旅游和斯里兰卡联想在一块。


可偏偏的本人就是"越没有人要去的地方,我就是要去拓荒"。就是这种思维,把我和一个孤零零在印度洋中的岛国,就这么样的联系起来了。更尤其在之后读了Reggie的「寻找在竹杆上钓鱼的人」更是认为斯里兰卡还真的是一个不可错过的旅游天堂。

在临行前,自己对于这个地方的民土风情还真的一知半解。虽然网上的资料有的是,可是总觉得前方还是透露这一点点危险的气息。家姐虽然在吩咐下前往药行集聚了一些能想像得到的应急药品,可使自己还是不放心的下了两份旅游保单。不怕一万,只怕万一嘛。

好啦,万事俱备,也只能好好歇息,养足精神以应备明天的未知数。

凌晨六点的航班,加上提前的登入,我们四点就抵达了廉价总站。(题外话:自从亚行取消了登记服务,采用自居的滞后,原有的登记专柜就形成了一塌糊涂的情况,什么终点的旅客都能在同一个专柜登记行李,场面实在是比以往的一塌糊涂,有过之而无不及,真的还不如回复以前的专业水平,这项小零钱也想从客人身上榨取,太让人也瞧不起了。)好不容易上了飞机,才惊觉时差慢了个两小时半,原来这么一个距离需要三个半小时的航程,也算是在下打从娘胎以来飞的最远的一次了。

迷迷糊糊的,飞机在云层上飞行了多久也没有知觉了。自到有人在惊呼窗外日出的壮观景色,我才揉着惺忪的眼睛,同样的被这一幕给震慑住了。



















摇摇晃晃~

终于抵达了简陋的斯里兰卡国际机场-katantunayake国际机场抵达站(题外话:虽然起飞与抵达终站在同一座建筑物,可是分了两个不同的名字,企图混淆视听的说,起飞:bandaranayake,抵达:katatunayake)。迎面的是一座和祥的佛像,所幸马来西亚公民旅游无需事先办签证,落地签证也在容易不过了。出了海关后,正烦恼这应该先到科伦坡呢,还是直上康迪,结果想了想,不如让这个旅程先苦后甜,先把比较劳累地放在前头,后面慢慢享受这异土风情。找着了免费从机场到巴士总站的巴士后,先前被当地旅行社缠上的麻烦事,也随着咸咸的海风忘了。在巴士总站有一趟从negombo前往kandy的直通车,只要车费130卢布,除了能体会一下reggie说的「秋明山漂移」外,更想的是看看从平原到高原的古路上的风景。车子在晃啊晃的开动下,当地人民也挤啊挤地上了车。原来前往这个斯里兰卡第二大城市的人也不少,kandy除了是高原外,也是很多旅客与人民涌向的地点。我们抵达机场的时间是当地的早晨七时许,可是太阳已经像马来西亚的十时许一样晒。



看着司机开始展示所谓的头文字D的漂移功力,路面也开始从平坦变成了蜿蜒崎岖的山路。顿时,窗外的气温也随之降低了不少,一个哆嗦,望窗外望去,看见了闻名遐迩的斯里兰卡橙黄的玉蜀黍。飘来一阵阵烫熟的玉米香味,才发觉自己已经开始饥肠辘辘了。在晃过了几个山头,我们终于在十二时许抵达了世遗文化古城-康迪。乘上当地特有的嘟嘟车,我们随意地在一家餐馆匆匆地解决了午餐候,随即联络了民宿主人给我们送上民宿,别以为在城市里的道路都是康庄的,都说了这是个高原,蜿蜒的山路总是在所难免的。把行李艰苦的搬到了房间后,才有机会细细地欣赏着远眺亚当峰的住宿。三千卢布一晚的住宿费加上西式早餐,就以这风景来说真的值得。blue haven guesthouse的老板是一个中年文质先生,先前与他电邮上来往就觉得他的热情真的让人无法挡,加上他也提供文化三角的旅团,所以我也没再做多打算的就决定住下了。虽然看官可能觉得这价钱有点儿贵了,可是他的舒适真的不在话下,加上他还免费给了我们半天的康迪城游,算是这样了。


第一天的行程总觉得干什么都不适合,只好选了看看文化舞蹈,以及较轻松的佛牙寺参拜礼。斯里兰卡在六时半已经是漆黑一片街道上在七时许已经是"翻跟斗都没车来撞你"的宁静。夜生活也不见得蓬勃,可能是因为这民风保守加上生活逼人来的因素吧!回旅舍躺了躺,也准备明天文化三角的一切事宜。

Saturday, October 01, 2011

Deus Ex: Human Revolution

I know, i know, this game has been on the market for quite a while, but why now?
Just to check the ACER actually did their job in fixing this shitty laptop of mine. Sorry for the vulgarity but this recent incident has just pissed me off! Alot.

Okay, back to the game. This is a highly graphic-detailed RPG which fetures the story of augmentation - enhancing human capability through some biochip or external electronic devices transplantation - which kinda "play God" technology.

A view of Hengsha in game
Try out if you need something for time killing. It does kill time.


Sunday, August 07, 2011

就郑丁贤--《马荷加尼:人才的第二种思考》读后感

原文:http://opinions.sinchew-i.com/node/20366

读完这一篇文字以后,才惊觉原来现在国内的所谓知识分子,对于人才外流的现象原来已成一种“麻痹”的现象。

人才,就字面上注解来说,是一个有才能的人。深入探讨,人才无论在立国、治国,都扮演着无其重要的角色。就高分毕业生在郑先生的解释里头,充其量只是“半个”人才,敢问郑先生,这“半个”人才能在国家以后的政、经、文、教发展上有多大的影响力,您是不是也能预测得到的?假设如斯严重的现象还不足以忧国忧民,是不是要等到第二个希腊的来临,我们才要担心呢?

进口外劳、难民,出口人才,是不是能提高我们国内的生产总值?国家制度能不能培育人才,相信郑先生没有将以往的事实数据纳入思路里,就我国高等教育制度培育出来的人才不计其数。姑且不论在执行者得多么不堪,就制度里头的系统、课程而言,与一流大专的相去不远。

“与其埋没人才,不如让人才有出路”,固其然是有道理,可是在写出这一句话的同时,您是不是在“努力让这个国家趋向更适合下一代发展的环境”为出发点而论呢?出路,能不能是在自己的国家里头呢?国家的概念不是由“朋友们”无限化扩大,而是应该如此以概念。“地球村“永远只是理想,只要人有私欲,一日都不能达成。

身为新闻从业员的您们,或多或少,或是间接地肩负着教育大众的责任。所发之言论,必是能起得了中立与教育性,或更甚的是具启发性的。唯现今的报章上言论,就以如斯领导层而言,不负责任,丝毫不将言论所带来的后果与效果纳为考量。

子曰:“骥不称其力,称其德也。”,望三思而后言。

Monday, July 04, 2011

A New Milestones

Some people asked was it worth to forgo my two years experience in Food Industry just because a better pay offer.
Some even asked was it really that matters that you have a better pay job?
Some said the otherwise, some did really show some support in which they phrased it the other way: You are looking into new perspective. Your past two years is not a limitation but a stepping stone.

Before I leave, I was trying so hard struggle to stay back as I know there's some challenege for me.
But I know if I were to stay put I will not go as far. I will build a fortress around what I have working my ass off after and I will be blinded by it. And all it means stagnant.

Some just feels it's kinda wasted since i will polish my resume super nicely should I stay put for a little while more. I notice something. I had this job offered without even the polish of it. So how should I begin? To say this job does not provide me the sense of security? Or maybe I know I would not have prosper in this? or maybe I was so naive thinking that I deserves better but I was barely anyone. This is pathetic. I don't really blame others. I know what a chaotic and mess which this led to.

So I rather refresh the page of my life, by being at the lowest in the foodchain again. I rather run back into the same quagmire which barely has escaped a year ago. There maybe surprises or new sparks, there maybe not. But I hope I had did the right thing. I just told others that do not regret what you chose, for you have chosen. I should practice what I preached.

Grass maybe greener on the other side.
Who cares.

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Ladyboys @ Golden Dome Cabaret, Bangkok

The truth is, they have the sweetest smile on earth,
the very regretted soul trapped in wrong physical,
the killing figure of every lady can dreamt of,
they are fun, they are the most magnanimous person you may ever encountered.

They have their pride,
their own believes,
they dream for love,
for they believe their beauty is something to be shared, or to keep to oneself.





In a nutshell,
they have guts to go for what ordinary just dare to dream.

Salute!

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Lost In Paradise

Actually this is the first time the song jumped in from the Ladyboys Carbaret show.
It just seems to have this sadness through the song, sang by the right soul trapped in wrong body,
who also try to fixed up the joke by Destiny.
I know that it might sound strange
But you made my seasons start to change
It happened so suddenly
Like heaven has waited up for me

I've just been looking so long
Kept meeting my Mr.wrong
In every model and every size
Now my fantasy
Is staring at your eyes

Sometimes you think I'm beautiful
But I don't know
I'll keep it to myself
You say it. It feels wonderful
My smile can show
I'm lost in paradise

The letters you wrote to me
Showed me the signs I've never seen
I thought every man I'd want
Falls out of a dating magazine

But now I know that with you
That was so far from the truth
On every page and every line
Now you've my everything
I guess you know how to read my mind

I know
I guess that it shows
The message that flows to me
Make it more worth than make believe

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Any Other World

In any other world you could tell the difference
And let it all unfurl into broken remnants
Smile like you mean it and let yourself let go

'Cause it's all in the hands of a bitter, bitter man
Say goodbye to the world you thought you lived in
Take a bow, play the part of a lonely, lonely heart
Say goodbye to the world you thought you lived in
To the world you thought you lived in

I tried to live alone but lonely is so lonely, alone
So human as I am, I had to give up my defenses
So I smiled and tried to mean it to let myself let go

'Cause it's all in the hands of a bitter, bitter man
Say goodbye to the world you thought you lived in
Take a bow, play the part of a lonely, lonely heart
Say goodbye to the world you thought you lived in
To the world you thought you lived in

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

On a Fine Night Out @ Esplanade

Is it just me or the islanders are actually highly cultural intellectual?
this is an ordinary Saturday night performance at Esplanade, yet, it manage to attract quite a crowd!

and apparently Esplanade has done some deco re-arrangement to comply with the theme of night.
Bravo, MBS!

Saturday, April 30, 2011

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Tandoori @ Pak Putra, Melaka

So if I were to ask around my friends or any mamak-kaki, the most expensive yet simple dish on the marmaque menu?
I'm assuming that I will get -- TANDOORI!

In KL, or i would say Klang valley area, the price of tandoori may be from RM4 to some reaching tens of ringgit for a piece of tandoori drumstick or a breast. This is a very yummy delicacies, but also, some may not willing to pay that much for the tandoori - which in my past experience - they always served dry and lack of taste.

But you might want to switch your prespective when you have a chance to set foor in this particular stall - Pak Putra Restoran.
By the time we arrive, the restaurant itself was crowded with people from round the town! According to Ryanne, the shop doesn't run his order by sequence, nor by the first come first serve basis, but at random! Imagine you were to arrive when 10 groups of peopledoes at simultaneeously, according to p(x) theory, you need to compete with 10 of them to get your food served!


Luckily we are blessed by the Goddess of Fortune. We have our food served within just 20 minutes, which is much much shorter compare to the two hours my friend has waited!
Now let's get back to the food business.
I can't really said this is the best chicken I've ever had, but definitely THE BEST tandoori that I've ever had! The drumstick I had is just cooked and you can still taste the juice of the meaty flesh which bounded inside after the long hours of char grill!

Well, I might also go back for the delicious cheese naan, where no other stall may serve the Cheese as CHEEZY as this particular naan!

So, tips of advice. You may not want to miss this for your next foot-stepped into Melaka, they are not just satay celup there!

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Oh gadgets, world of gadgets (4)

I finally realized that i won't be able to save up as this is just the Hell of Gadget Temptation!

If you're a frequent long distance traveller, you definitely will need a portable media player.
I'm not that into Apple, which always make people forgot how good is Orange/Banana/Papaya etc etc,
but I still want to get a hold on the long battery life media player like this:
And i'm so loving this!

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

For He Who Leap In Joy

 Are you longed for the spiritual milk,
for your slumber are pure and light.

When the you laughed for the first time,
the laugh broke into a thousand pieces and they all went skipping about,
and that was the beginning of fairies.
Have you met any in your sweet slumber? 

Tuesday, January 04, 2011

Loh Mee @ Ulu Yam Lama, Selangor

So it's has been a while since my last Loh Mee.
This dish has actually equated to patient as we usually have this dish at Tai Chao without all the crackling.

So here I am again, with this dish, along with some rice vinegar.

The shop which we visited before heading up to Fraser's Hill, Swee Yen Restaurant at Ulu Yam Lama, was tad famou for its Loh Mee. Surprisingly, when i was Ovi Map-ing for the location of interest round Ulu Yam, this
"Ulu Yam Loh Mee" has actually bumped into one of the landmark! Well, that tells how famous it was as it was actually mapped onto the Ovi!

After spending quite a few turning and sense of uncertain, we've finally reached at the doorstep of the shop.
Although it was not a very hot morning, still, the stuffiness of the weather was unbearable as we have 5 full grown adult in a car!

Thank goodness it was actually air-conditioned! We were served with some chilling jackfruit and super cooling and refreshing iced honey lemon tea (which IMHO tad expensive which costs RM12 for the volume of 4 glasses!).
some chilling jackfruit

The main dish was served after the yummy fish cake, which i always thought the fish cake was so artificial that i would not bother to order from the menu. surprisingly, or may be the hunger-drive, it was so yummy with the outter crisp and slight chewy within.

crisp deep fried fishcake

Finally, the main dish was served. The famous Loh Mee along with some side dish we ordered.
 curry wild boar (left), fried potato leaves (up), dried chilli sleeve fish (dn)
Loh Mee

Frankly speaking, I will not be a LOHMEEFANATICs based on the noodle they served.
But, yes, i will be all CRAAAZZZYYYY for the curry wildboar! It was so tender and succulent, served well with the crunchy long beans, along with the exact amount of curry powder to overcome the boar taint. I'm so in love with the dish! 

Well, for those who intended to try out the local products, they do have honey for sale. The meal was generally okay, but would not advise you purposely drove all the way from down town, unless you're passing by the town from Genting *ehem*.