Friday, February 25, 2011

Langkawi , 24 - 27 Jan 2011

Hubby having a meeting there, so, as always we must've tagged along! Since we're bringing the kids, we have to take flight instead of ferry. Ok, I couldn't really enjoyed this trip so much due to my sore eyes...

This is the kids's first fly, on the way to Langkawi

Fly back to KL

We managed to visit a few places such as Dataran Lang, Pantai Kok, Porto Malai, Ayer Hangat & Makam Mahsuri. The rest of the time I urged my hubby to bring me shopping at Idaman Suri...I bought nothing but towels for everyone. Spent so much money on chocolates....because it was compared to outside Langkawi!

Dinner at Difiqa, Pantai Cenang. Ikan bakar dia mebelesss...

The night before, we went to Pantai Cenang jugak having dinner. But hubby insisted nk makan Nasi Arab kt Restoran Telaga Arabic...masa I lalu kt dpn Difiqa ni, nampak sungguh meriah ada jual bbq mcm2...I pun mmg teringin nk mkn kt situ. Tapi memandangkan ramai org kt situ (kebanyakannya mat saleh), meja kosong pun nampak x berapa nk ada hubby pun mcm x berapa nk la mkn kt situ. Bila mlm yg we all mkn kt situ, bbq xde pulak...frustrated a bit lah kan...

This is the car we've rented, wira aeroback...rasa2nya quite cheap jugak rental dia, RM150 for about 4 days

Photo taken at Langkawi Geopark ( hubby mesti marah sbb I dh edit color gambar ni jadi mcm ni, dia ckp nampak buruk!)

o-oh, tiger back ride!

entrance to Kota Mahsuri

Makam Mahsuri

Porto Malai - brought the kids to our favourite spot, this is the place we always enjoy the sunset. Beautiful! But we are not doing it this time, because the kids are there, org tua kata x elok budak2 kt luar senja2 kan...tambah2 pulak kt tepi laut!

Air Hangat - dh letih jln bolehlah dtg rendam kaki kt sini....dipercayai boleh menyembuhkan pelbagai penyakit kulit(dgn izin Allah). cubalah!

@ Dataran Lang - see, mata I yg x dpt dibuka sepenuhnya, sensitip to cahaya...

The Loaf Langkawi - pun wajib cari jugak bila dtg sini...bukan x boleh cari kt KL tapi I lebih suka environment kt sini lebih tenang

@ Langkawi Airport - dh nk balik dh...

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Alhamdulillah....we got the US visa!!!!

We're planning to visit USA by mid-May of this year. So that, the main thing we have to do is:

1. Fill up the US visa application form online(DS-160 application form). Once completed, we have to go to Standard Chartered Bank to pay US Visa fees & VFS fees....the total fees around RM480.00/person.

2. Go to & make appointment online.

3. Once the appointment been made, go to the Embassy for an interview & fingerscanning.

4. If visa approved, our visa can be collected during the next working day @ the address chosen when we made an appointment...They also can courier to us if we choose to.

I refused to apply visa before, I'm so scared. Because I have read in the internet a few experiences of US visa interview. I have made up my mind & told my hubby "If I been denied US visa, would you pls bring me to UK??". It's just to sooth my head, to make my heart calm a bit.

On the interview day, we left from Unisel (hubby's parent's house) right after fajr prayer. It was still dark out there. You know, it's KL (traffic jam here & there)...we have to arrive at the Embassy 10 minutes before the interview. I mean 10 minutes before the axact time we have to be at the the security post. I couldn't talk nor speak as my heartbeat keep pounding very fast. My cool hubby keep driving & he seems so relax, not like me. Luckily we managed to arrive there at 8.00am before the interview time at 8.20am. Oh, here are the listings of the document we have to bring during the interview:
1. Valid passport
2. DS-160 (CAEC) Confirmation letter
3. 2" X 2" color photo with white background
4. Supporting documents (e.g.I-20, DS2019, SEVIS receipt, letters, bank statement etc)
***and one more, pls do not forget to bring the slip copy of US Visa Fees Deposit Form

Before the security let us pass, they may asked handbags, wallets, cellphones, to be scanned. Cellphones & any electronic/bettery operated device have to be left at the security. After that, they let us pass through....and yet another security check at the entrance of the office...and then, we pressed the machine to get our queue number. Waiting until the number been called.

Everything went well & smooth. But still I feel panicked a bit, heard others been interviewed...some tough, some easy...Then our number been called at last...

Thank god, we got nice interviewer. He just asked us a few simple questions and tadaaaaa....our visa has been approved!! Not so tough as I thought it would be. Suddenly my stomach started growling...feeling hungry, before the interview I have no appetite to eat at all! "OK", my hubby said to me "Let's celebrate this, what do you want to eat?". I replied "I want to eat at Subway pls..."

Off we go, to The Gardens Mall having breakfast there....Now I can eat & smile widely. There's another story @ Subway...When my hubby wants to pay at the counter, the cashier asked him, "Bayar sekali ke?" hubby replied'"aah...bayar sekali". Maybe he thought we were just officemate out for breakfast. Whatever, that day was Friday...& still morning & yet we both are wearing office attire!

we both wearing the same is our lucky color on that day!


Monday, February 14, 2011

Roti Tempayan Kubang Kerian, Kelantan

I bila balik to my hometown in kelantan, I mesti pegi cari roti tempayan (benda wajib yg I cari sbb ayah I pun sgt suka roti tempayan ini) kt kubang kerian...senang je nk cari sbb ia located dekat hospital universiti sains malaysia, kubang kerian. Gerai dia menempek kt restoran McBee. So, bila dh order roti tempayan (ayam tandoori dia pun sedap tau!), my hubby & I akan duduk tunggu kt McBee lah. Sambil2 tu we did pekena McBee blackpepper steak & fun fries...pun sedap juga. Rasa dia mmg authentic lah sbb org yg buat tu mmg from Pakistan if I'm not mistaken...sbb muka dia ala2 hindustan gitu...ada 2 choices of kuah...dal or daging cincang...tapi biasanya I akan amik kedua2nya la..harga lain2...kuah daging cincang mahal sket dr dal...

Beginilah rupa dia gerai roti tempayan yg sedap tu...tapi gambar blur sbb I just guna my iPhone yg xde flash

jom pekena dulu kt McBee, mkn western food

Restoran Satay Hut, Tanjong Karang, Selangor

Kalau walkwalk ke Tanjong Karang bolehlah singgah find eat kt Restoran Satay Hut. Satay sgt sedap & mee bandung yg sungguh menyelerakan...nnti nk ajak my hubby pegi lagi....huh...meleleh...

satay @ Satay Hut

mee bandung

Murtabak Singapore

During our trip to Singapore, we did try the famous & delicious murtabak. It's located @ Arab Street, Zam Zam Restaurant...Here you can the find best beriani in town. Chicken Beriani(price from SGD$5.50/set & murtabak (price from SGD$7.00 - SGD$11.00, according to size - small, medium & large) which I will never forget, it tasted heaven!

waiting for order...

We "tapau" the murtabak to be pekena in the hotel room...sedap!

Sunday, February 6, 2011

WalkWalkFindEat Goes to Singapore!

Dec 16th, 2010

4.30pm - 5.00pm:
Travel agent picked us up @ our house & sent us to pick up point @ McD Kerteh

5.00pm - 5.30pm:
Off to Johore Bahru by tour bus

1.30am - 2.00pm:
Arrived in JB, checked in @ Tropical Inn JB (the hotel room was nice & clean & quite roomy, although it's not 5 star hotel but it's really really nice & affordable)

Dec 17th, 2010

Breakfast @ the hotel

8.00pm: Off to Singapore through second link

Arrived @ Universal Studio Singapore (USS). Here we can visit lots of attractions such as The Lost World, Far Far Away, Madagascar, Ancient Egypt, Sci-fi City, Hollywood & New York.

I have to copy the information from the brochure which I have taken from USS that day for my future reference & for you guys who wish to visit USS (as guide).

1. The Lost World - attractions:
- Jurassic Park Rapids Adventure
Enjoy a thrilling river raft ride through primeval dinosaur habitats. **children under 122cm must be accompanied by a supervising companion
- Canopy Flyer
Board your "Dino-proof flying vehicle as you enjoy a prehistoric bird's eye view of Jurassic Park. **children under 122cm must be accompanied by a supervising companion
- Dino-Soarin
children can pilot their own Pteranodon, soaring up into the clear blue sky or down into the cooling shadows
- Amber Rock Climb (additional entrance fee applies)
Scale the wall of The Lost World to explore precious stones and fossilised insects
Witness death-defying stunts, awewome explosions & thrills at this sensational 'live' water show

Far Far Away
- Shrek 4-D Adventure
See, here & feel the actions right from your seat as you join Princess Fiona & Shrek in a fairytale adventure
- Donkey LIVE
Sing along with Shrek's sidekick Donkey in an interactive 'live' show
- Enchanted Airways
Climb aboard a junior roller coaster for a flight over Far Far Away & beyond. **children under 122cm must be accompanied by a supervising companion
- Magic Potion Spin
A fantastical ferris wheel for children in Fairy Godmother's Potion Shop

Heading to Far Far Away

Having lunch @ Friar's

- Madagascar A Crate Adventure
Go on an unforgettable river boat ride with our four heroes, Alex, Marty, Melman & Gloria
- King Julien's Beach Party-Go-Round
Move it, move it, in this crazt carousel with King Julien, the Lemurs & more

Ancient Egypt
- Revenge of the Mummy
Plunge into total darkness on this indoor roller coaster as you face warrior mummies on a psychological thrill ride
- Treasure Hunters
Children can drive their own desert jeep through an abandoned Egyptian excavation site

Sci-Fi City
- Battlestar Galactica CYLON (blue track)
The suspended coaster goes up, around & upside down with intense corkscrews & cobra roll
- Battlestar Galactica HUMAN (red track)
Zooming at speeds of 90km/h, this seated coaster narrowly avoids collisions as it twists, turns and propels you over 14 storey into the air!
- Accelerator
Test your inter-galactic stamina on this whirling twirling attraction

I'm on accelarator

- Pantages Hollywood Theatre
Come watch the infamous Universal monster in a rock-n-roll music

New York
- Lights, Camera, Action! Hosted by Stven Spielberg
Be blown away by the filmmakers incredible special effects as an empty sound stage becomes the setting for a major hurricane about to hit New York City - right before your very eyes!

- Stage 28
A state-of-the-art sound stage for motion picture and television production

***There's a lot of Restaurants here, no worries about where to eat. You choose either Healthier Choice, Vegetarian Choice & for muslim they have Halal Choice (pls refer to studio guide for details). But I chose to eat at Friar's (Far Far Away)...hmm...yummy & most important it's halal!

***For muslim - where to pray (penting ni...)?? Okay, they have a prayer room at the Guest Services...BUT only one person can enter that room to pray at one time...they only have one room for both male & female to pray...

We really enjoyed stage shows (coz I'm the outdoor type of person, hubby did asked me to try the roller coaster but I refused to...I really scared of that!). The best show was MONSTER ROCK - Pantages Hollywood Theatre (but no cameras & videos in here) & no photos to show here too...Other show was Mel's Dinettes, Daddy O's - Hollywood, Madagascar Booggie!, Donkey Live & Water World.

Really talented....and yet they have beautiful legs...huhuhu....

Character Meet & Greet

We only managed to catch a few of them....

Po the Kung Fu Panda

Marilyn Monroe

Dec 18th, 2010

Breakfast at the hotel in JB

Off to Singapore again (this time through woodlands).

- Visited Singapore Merlion Park, Serangoon Road (Little India), China Town, Orchard Road (pass by), Parliament House, Raffles Landing Side, Sentosa Island - Underwaterworld(SGD$22.90/person) & watching the Songs of the Sea (SGD$10/person).

Merlion Park

spider crab...the biggest crab in the world (@ underwaterworld)

Songs of the Sea

Dec 19, 2010

Breakfast & go back to Kerteh....

P/S: it took me a month+++ to complete this malas nk tulis, but have to for our future reference...