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Sunday, 4-Oct-2009 10:00 Email | Share | | Bookmark
On Any Given Sunday

woke up at 7.30 in the morning, pack my bag then straight to Taiping for my breakfast.
evrytime i m here in Taiping, i will try to not to miss my breakfast here in Bismillah Restaurant in Taiping.

this restaurant has become some sort of icon of Taiping as u can ask any of the Taipingites u know, sure they can tell u where its located, how good the food they served, what is the specialty etc etc.....though i must admit that i m a bit frustrated when i found out that the bismillah restaurant is not even mentioned in the wikipedia about "places to eat" in Taiping.....hampeh betullll.....
u can check out the related article in the wikipedia thru this link ....
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taiping,_Perak
hampeh kan?
it should be on top of the list of "where to eat in taiping".....
haiyaaaaa...
this is the first time i express my disappointment on wikipedia punya article.

this is the building of the restaurant.
as its stated on the building itself, it was first opened in 1900.
the building itself was built in the year 1932 and was first opened by the members of Indian Moslem Association Members, which was comprise of Mr Abd Kadir, Abdullah and Hj. Mamonhhi.
Today, its still operated by the 4th generation of the family members.


the specialty of the restaurant as stated on the signboard


view inside of the restaurant.
most of the meja n kerusi will be occupied at most of the time, and u just need to be 'ringan mulut' to ask if u can join and have ur breakfast at the same table with them.


this the menu yg i cannot miss everytime i makan breakfast sini.
roti canai double...huhuhuhuuhuh.....(rm1.80)
kuah kari daging cincang.......(rm3)
kuah ori yg dia tetap akan bagi though u already ordered ur kari daging cincang...(free)
and my fav, susu lembu panas (ori punya nih).....huhuhuhuhuhu.....(rm1.60)
layan beb
(err....minus those nasik lemak yaa....those nasik lemak were'nt mine.....its already there on the table masa aku sampai.... )


well, tgh dok layan my breakfast yg memang teramat layan tu, tetiba hujan la pulak...
ribut tadak angin tadak..... hujan?????
well, this is Taiping.....what to do....
u just have to get used with it....the weather here is really unpredictable punya weather...
huhuuuhuhu.....
nasib la belalang tempur aku ni macho...selambe je mandi hujan ...huhuhuh


people queing to get their roti canai,as the tukang uli roti busy preparing the high demand of the roti canai


the owner of the restaurant....
its the 4th generation already since its first opened back in the year 1900.....fuuuhhh


according to the owner tadi, the wall clock has reach 60 years and its still serviceable as seen here is stated the current time at 8.30 in the morning when the photo was taken.


and some antics collector has offered rm6000 for the wall clock, according to the owner of the restaurant.


the yummy roti canai as seen here fried on the pan.


the roti canai yg tak siap lagi....(couldnt find the word in english..huhuhuu)....
as seen here inside the container.
the container consists of 400 roti yg tak siap.
everyday, they sell about 500++ roti canai to the customer, and it doubles(sometimes triples) during the festive season


sorang uli sama tebar, sorang lagi masak


sambil nunggu hujan to stop, sambil nagkap gambar.
sambil nangkap gamba, sambil sembang.
its normal when u re holding a dslr, and taking pictures, of course people will ask, and from there, it will leads to a series of conversation.
and those conversation with those stranger( i mean the public yg eager to know why i m taking pictures), sometimes can become interesting though.....like my conversation with this pakcik which was photographed on the right side of the photo.
it was a biasa2 punya conversation until he started to ask me where i lived.
i said 'taman sri kota', and he replied that he used to stay there dulu...but now has moved to pokok assam.....
then he started to ask,"ayah siapa nama", and aku bila org tanya nama pak, mula la aku dalam hati...."ala pakcik ni.....macam kenal je kalao aku sebut...."huhuhuhuhu
and turned out to be dia kenal arwah bapak.....pehhhh.......
Hariri? he asked......Hariri Bab?
pehhhh.....tercengang aku......huhuhuhuhuh
he is a friend to arwah bapak.....he used to work in the pejabat tanah taiping where arwah used to work.
and he even knows how arwah suffered a heart attack right after his journey from KL, then jalan kaki balik to our house which is located dekat around 7 km from the stn KTM Taiping.
pehhhh...detail beb.....kagum aku as the tragedy was back in the year 1984....aku budak sgt.....mana tau apa...huhuhuhuhuhu......tak cakap banyak,terus aku salam..."saya ni anak dia la".....i told him with a sense of proud.
huhuhuhuuuhuhu....
nama pakcik ni Ahmad b Sahak. he told me that he just got retired 4 days ago from his office in Grik....pejabat Tanah Grik to be precised.
kira dia junior to arwah bapak la.
and we were joined by another pakcik ni punya kawan,in which i forgot to ask his name, but he did told me me he is working as a postman in pejabat pos Simpang.
as the rain beginning to stop, and as both of them ready to leave, i ask them both to pose for the camera.



when i was a kid, i used to merengek to my mum to buy those coklat yg on display kat dalam kotak2 kat kaunter tu...huhuhuhuhuhuhuuhuh


since the 2 pakciks tadi dah blah, and kat luar hujan started to lebat balik, aku pon nak tak nak, terpaksa sambung lagi satu gelas besar susu lembu panas...huhuhuhuh...
what to do....


the susu lembu panas kept warm inside the steel container which is always being put on a stove, while the restaurant workers busy preparing the food for the customers


the bismillah restaurant as seen from the stairs


ok...hujan already stopped. i can start my journey now.





























i was invited by Nik's family to attend the open house organized by Nik's Kak Yong.
though Nik is away in Jeddah, as he is transferred there for quite a long period of time to Jeddah, aku cam biasa muka tak malu, tetap datang.....
huhuhuhuhuhuhuh....makan free punya pasal....huhuhuhuhuhuhu
actually i have known his family quite well, and the family also kenal sgt aku....so, once i got invited of course i will come to the house wpon member aku si Pok Nik ni tadak.
seen here myself being photographed with mak ayah Nik


Kak Yong with her husband, bang Yong yg organized the open house somewhere in Shah Alam.


yg ni memang aku tak bole tahan......
the special menu Mak Nik yg every year mesti ada punya....
Nasik Dagang...huhuhuhuhuhu...
memang sempoi punya nih nasik dagang nih....
tak bole celen la mana2 punya nasik dagang.....
memang kelasssss......
as according to Nik's mum, she cooked about 6 gantang beras for the nasik dagang, and 23 ekor ayam for the kuah kari, and also 20kg ikan tongkol for the open house punya makan nih....huhuhuhuhuhuhu.....
and she only gone to sleep at 2.30 in the morning malam tadi nak prepare nasik dagang ni punya pasal.....memang power laaaa....salute aku....
aku terus belasah 3 pinggan.....siap bawak balik bungkus lagi...huhuhuhuhuhuhu


friends and families queing to get the taste of the special nasik dagang yg di masak oleh Nik's mum


haaaaaaa.....pilih dik ....pilih....banyak lagi nih kuah ayam nih.....amik amik...
jgn segan




tengku li dok siapkan air oren


family members gathers sambil makan2


ahh....finally at home around 4.30 pm ....lega beb....


i was actually granted a leave today, as i was supposed to be working on Sunday.
since the leave was granted, aku memang guna sebaik mungkin the leave today and yesss.....it was worth taking the leave as i m really happy today though a bit capek.
huhuhuhuhuhuh...takpa....capek ni tido jap lagi ok la nih esok....
anyway the journey today memang layaaannnnnnnnn beb

the only setback during the journey was, i lost the lens cap of my kit lens......huwaaaaaa....
ya laaa...dok berenti amik gamba, dok bukak tutup bukak tutup lens....terus lupa aku letak mana.....
aku suspect aku bukak lens, aku letak lens cap atas seat moto....amik gambar, then terus letak kamera inside the bagpack, then terus jalan....
sure jatuh kat atas jalan mana2 tu....haduih laaa...
if in case u guys ada jumpak kat mana2 atas jalan especially area bukit gantang nun, kalao jumpa pas balik ya kat aku.....huhuhuhuhu....

takpalah, as long as aku selamat sampai and life aku happy, apa la sgt lens cap tu ye dak...halal je lah....wlaupon aku sedikit frustrated with my carelessness....




Sunday, 4-Oct-2009 08:49 Email | Share | | Bookmark
The Road Less Traveled-Saturday Oct 3 2009















Thursday, 1-Oct-2009 16:49 Email | Share | | Bookmark
Arc de Triomphe

arc de triomphe is actually a monument which is built in an arc-shaped punya design.
in terms of design of the monument, to me its nothing special lah as i see it as a seketul batu besar yg berbentuk arc lah....huhuhu...ape la yg aku cerita ni.....

well, what i m trying to point out here is, in terms of the design of the arc de triomphe ni, i found out theres nothing so special about it....ye lah.....pada aku nampak cam seketul batu yg besar yg tetiba ada kat tgh2 jalan raya.....nothing special about it...
but when u see it thru the historical event yg celebrated under this stack of stone, then u might find something special about it....

arc de triomphe is one of the most famous monument in Paris in which it was commissioned to built right after the famous victory of Napoleon Bonaparte win in the Battle of Austerlitz.
well, i dont want to get in too far into the historical side of the arc de triomphe, as i think its quite a tough subject to discuss it here, ......
but to make it simpler, the arc de triomphe ni was actually built to celebrate anything lah for the French.....
kalao based on dulu2 punya situasi semasa, of course lah, its used to celebrate the war.....
battle of austerlitz,......world war 1....... u named it lah...all kinds of war yg those French involved......so depa celebrate lah kat arc de triomphe nih......

but in the modern days punya celebration nih, they would celebrate the world cup they won in 1998 here, then the when they became champions of europe in euro 2000 later, they also celebrate the victory here......
so, inilah gunanya arc de triomphe nih....

so in theory, it was built to celebrate a victory in a war lah.....

well guys, to go into the details of the arc de triomphe nih memang requires an intensive reading of the french punya history lah, which i m not going into.....so i just let the photos doing the talking lah ya....
enjoy yeop

this one is actually a metro station in Barcelona, Spain.
well, these is the metro station which is named arc de triomf.....so senang kalao nak pi tgk arc de triomf, kita beli la tiket utk ke stn nih, and keluar2 je this metro stn, then u terus nampak itu monument....
actually kat Spain pon ada arc de triomph....tapi its called arc de triomf lah in spanish...


arc de triomf in Barcelona which was built in the year 1888 in a reddish brickwork in the Moorish-Revival style


arc de triomf in Barcelona, Spain


this one is another arc de triomphe which is located in the city of Montpellier.
seen here a group of a tourist is admiring at the arc de triomph located in the heart of the city of Montpellier.


arc de triomphe in the city of Montpellier, France


arc de triomphe in the city of Montpellier, France


ahah, this one is the famous landmark which is located at the western-end of the Champs-Elysee lah in Paris.....
its the Arc de Triomph.....ini baru betui punya arc de triomphe....huhuhuhuhu/.....
memang kagum gak aku when i first saw this arc de triomphe.....




u cannot just simply cross the road as theres quite a number of policemen present at the arc de triomphe.
u must use the underground passageway to get there at the arc de triomphe.
aku dgn another tourist nyaris nak lintas jalan nih....
huhuhuhuh.....yelah excited nak tgk dekat dekat......tau2 kena sound dgn that policemen....huhuhuhuhu....
takpelah, tak paham pon apa dia cakap.....aku ngangguk je la...
















this is the day the emperor Napoleon III of France is deposed and the third republic is declared....










these family of tourist tgh admiring those landscape punya night view of Paris, particularly the Champs-Elysee punya area.
the poster which is displaying the night view of Paris, is actually being put in the underground passageway which is just terletak kat bawah the arc de triomphe nih.




p/s: reference .......

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arc_de_Triomphe

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arc_de_Triomf

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Triumphal_arch

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arch

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Austerlitz

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moorish_Revival

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Napoleon_III_of_France

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/French_Third_Republic


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The Road Less Traveled

these is the journey that i have dream of long before i own the belalang tempur.....
to travel the road that less people had taken......to see the view that u cant see whenever u choose to travel on the highways.....and of course....it's the answer to the expensive toll charges faced whenever we choose to travel on the highways..
and these, "the road less traveled" seems to have such a beautiful scenery of our country ....without us having to fork out our hard earned money to pay to the cekik darah punya toll operator........

yes.......to travel and enjoy the view without having to pay a single cents to any toll operator.....
memang layan beb.....

all of these photos was taken today, as i m heading home to Sepang as i am in the final day of my raya leave which means that i ll be working tomorrow....

this time around, no more highways, as i choose to travel to Sepang via trong, sri manjung, teluk intan, sabak bernam, sg besar, sekinchan, klang, banting and finally sampai ke kota warisan lah.

i have never use the road before, as i dont know where it started, and where it leads to....
but today, i just gamble lah.....if in case i got lost during my journey, i will switch-on my GPS and search for the alternative routes yg berhampiran....huhuhuhuh....
GPS ape nye? hehe...calling calling sudaaaa.......senang......hehehe....

so, i started my journey from Taiping as early as 8.30am after pekena breakfast cooked by Mak......nasik goreng.....memang layan.....
before that, i called my Makcik Nda which is staying somewhere in Sri Manjong.....
i have promised her that i will come and visit her during raya.....so, today is the day to visit lah.....so i called her and tell her that i m coming in 2 hours time.....

my belalng tempur as seen here with the morning lights


my belalang tempur ready for the journey


belalang tempur with some of the scenery that i enjoyed during the journey





finally, i m here at rumah Arwah Pakcik Ajis......Ainil tak habis2 dok cakap..."canggihnye moto abang Zali nih".....aku ngangguk je le layan......hehehehehe......and aku pon bawak le dia ronda2 sat gi kedai.....hehehehehe


right after i showed him the display of the image of him tak pakai baju tadi, dia terus lari masuk rumah pakai baju and pose for another shot.....hehe


the house of arwah pakcik ajis, and ada le sikit tanah kat sebelah sempat gak dia cucuk tanam pisang, ubi kayu etc.....



tgh aku dok lepak kat umah, tetiba, ada lak tetamu sampai.....oh.....
its Pakcik Pian, adik mak aku.
telling u the truth, i have never met pakcik Pian in personal.....aku rasa ni first time kot...
so memang aku tak lepas peluang amik gambar dengan dia satu family....
as he just dropped by sini sebelum antor anak dia balik ngaji kat uitm sri iskandar.....
so, bergambor le dulu sebelum balik......


i just stop whenever i saw those view yg menarik utk amik gambor....








berenti pekena jus Mempelam/mangga kat area Sekinchan........sambil usha view.....


......jagung rebus pon ada.......


mempelam di susun cantik atas rak....


mempelam nih dekat sekilo gak le bila timbang......sekilo rm6 .....belasah sudah.....huhuhuhuhhuh......mempelam Taiwan nama dia....nope...its not originated from Taiwan.....its just that it is named mempelam Taiwan....the reason.....?
hmm.....ntah.....tak le aku tanya pulak....


the kids waiting patiently for passers by to stop at his stall....(aku rasa dia tgh usha belalang tempur aku...huhuhuhuhuhuhu)


one of the house yg terletak kat tgh2 sawah somewhere near Sekinchan.....cantik


finally, sampai Sepang at araound 7.30pm da maghrib pon....pehhh...legaaaa


ps- actually, aku ada 2 niat on why i choose to balik ikut sini nih......

1-balik Sepang thru this route yg aku tak pernah lalu as this route take me straight to Sepang from Taiping ikut jalan lama......and aku selalu dgr dari kawan2 aku yg jalan ni memang cantik ( despite the condition of the road which i think is a bit wavy@beralun in certain part of Sekinchan .....and theres only one lane each during most of the time, so bila nak memotong tu a bit tricky lah......and lagi satu traffic light punya la banyak......tambah bila masuk Klang......perghhhh....penat gila melayan traffic light nih...)
but, the rest of the journey memang best lah to me.....bukit bukau, jalan bengkang bengkok memang best layan korner, sawah padi......nengok orang....memang best jalan nih.....thats one reason i chose to balik Sepang using this road.

2-aku nak singgah umah arwah pakcik Ajis kat sri manjung......
arwah pakcik ajis meninggal dunia on the 15th day of ramadhan tahun ni which is really a sad news to our family as pakcik ajis ni memang sorang yg loving punya pakcik towards us, anak2 sedara dia......
and benda yg paling aku terkilan yg tak dapat aku buat masa dia hidup ialah utk mai singgah umah dia kat sini kat sri manjung.....
well, the house was built around the year 2005, and since that, he always ask me to stop by whenever aku balik KL or nak balik Taiping.....
"mai le singgah umah Cik Ajis...."he told me......and aku lak, selalu je bagi alasan yg, "nanti saya ada moto besaq, sure saya mai singgah,"....in which of course le tahun lepas, bila aku da ada belalang tempur ni, tak penah2 singgah gak as i think sri manjung tu jauh and dia punya route tu lari sangat dari aku punya route nak balik Taiping....so sampai sudah aku tak pernah visit dia, sampai la dia ninggal....
if only i knew that you are leaving us so soon.....ahh....if only....

so now, walaupon dia dah takdak, InsyaAllah, aku akan rajin mai visit makcik aku and anak dia si Ainil tu bila aku balik Taiping or balik Sepang yg mana2 lah senang....
as i already know the alternate route utk sampai umah dia.....
bila da sekali datang ni, aku rasa idak le susah mana nak pi sana.....aku je yg banyak alasan....


AL Fatihah to pakcik aku, pakcik Ajis


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My Raya 09

these photos are all captured during my first day of raya this year.

it was a poor performance during this year's ramadhan as i only managed to attend a one-night punya tarawikh during this whole month of ramadhan.....
itu pon only able to finish a 8 rakaat punya solat.
really...to me this is the only year yg i buat perangai....
so, i wasn't to keen to look forward for the raya to come....
besides, i was on shift during the malam raya......so seriously, i m not too interested to look forward for the raya.....
to make the matters worst, i also missed the solat raya....arghhhh.....
apa nak jadi lah dgn aku this year

but anyhow, i managed to ziarah some of my siblings and my aunt yg tak ke mana kebetulan tahun nih.....
so i just called, and they asked me to drop by for makan2......
well...though i m a bit dissappointed with myself for the poor performance during the ramadhan, tapi bab makan2 ni memang aku susah sket la nak tolak.......huhuhuhuh....

well here are some of the photos captured during my first day of raya......enjoy

the first house for the day......
rumah makcik kam at Ukay Perdana.....
makan nasik minyak yg memang layan......huhuhu.....
seen here Ojan, me, Makcik Kam, and Kak Yati pose for the camera.....


next is my bro's house which is located in Semenyih....
the latest addition to the family of Ata, my bro.
the baby girl is only a week old, and havent got any name yet.....
but shes my 25th punye anak buah....yep...really....
anak buah aku yg latest.....no 25.....huhuhuhuhuhuhu....
layan......
aku dah lost count actually tadi.....it took me sometime to kira balik tadi how many anak buah yg aku ada...........


the kids just enjoy being photographed......aku je yg tak berapa enjoy pasal aku da rasa aku makin gedebab....huhuhuhuhu.....
seen here Wardah, Farah and Alif with myself pose for the camera....






after about 1 hour in Semenyih, i then headed to Shah Alam towards my sister's house.
seen here Siti Maryam, Haikal, Kak Ani, Danial and me sengeh for the camera....
damn i look so gedebab
well, what to do.....3 houses full of ketupat rendang lemang etc......
nak buat gueno ya


selamat Hari Raya to all


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