Thursday, March 30, 2006
We had a small party at The Windmill Restaurant in Bandar Baru Klang tonight to celebrate Aina's 8th birthday. We then went home to present her with a little cake with a single candle to blow. She received another cake, a big one, to bring to school the next day to share with her friends. Moga Allah sentiasa memberi nikmat kesihatan yang baik pada Aina.
Sunday, March 26, 2006
Aini participated in the 2006 Koko Crunch taekwondo competition in Bukit Jalil today. It was her first competition and she (green belt) was paired against a red belt competitor. She was leading in the 1st round but lost on the second round. Try again next year girl
Tuesday, March 21, 2006
Monday, March 20, 2006
Sunday, March 12, 2006
Saturday, March 11, 2006
It was a fruitful day out for the kids today at KLCC. They met some familiar faces such as Tam the vocalist of Spider the local rock band and Hazami a local singer. Couple that with the sight of the BMW Sauber PETRONAS F1 car in the lobby.
Tuesday, March 07, 2006
This is Bandung airport. Its like a cowboy town airport where you arrive straight into imigration area , pick ur bag and go, all within 15 meters. The departure hall is much much bigger with nice waiting area but you still have to walk to the aircraft
Monday, March 06, 2006
Bandung is where many Sundanese people live, and without a doubt it is an excellent place to experience Sundanese food and culture. They say Sundanese people like their food fresh from the garden. Some of my friends told me its cheaper to marry Sunda girls because all they eat are leaves and vegetables. Since Sundanese food is varied, they don't prepare a base ingredient and add variety to make it into a couple of dishes. This therefore, always ensures that the food is prepared fresh. Amongst Sundanese dishes are 'Grilled Gurami Fish' or 'Fried Gurami Fish' served with hot tasty chili sauce, 'Karedok' (mixed raw vegetables with peanut sauce), 'Nasi Timbel Komplit' (steamed rice wrapped in banana leaf served with fried chicken, salted fish, tofu, soybean cake, and a special chili sauce) and 'Pepes Ikan Mas' (steamed goldfish with spices wrapped in banana leaf). On the final night we went to Sari Sunda located on the fashion street, up the road from Rumah Mode, and it offers simple, authentic, Sundanese cuisine that is well prepared. It has a few eating areas both seated on the floor in small huts and also in normal restaurant like atmosphere.
The concept of 'factory outlet shopping', which started gaining its popularity in the late 1990s, has established Bandung as Indonesia's shopping Mecca. Factory outlets were originally 'garment factories' that sold over-runs of, and substandard, export quality materials at very low prices.Top left is rumah Mode, which is arguably the most complete in the city is located on Jl. Setia Budi. It also satisfies every shopper's craving for luxury clothing, formal ware, fashion ware, and casual ware. There is also a snack corner and a coffee shop on the premises. But it is also the most expensive. I would go for Real Factory Outlet Shop at Jln Juanda and The Gazeebo just behind it (picture top right). The cheapest so far where Burberry jeans go for Rph 50k. Another shop is DSE - Dago Stock Export (middle pic and bottom pic) has reasonable price too. The Summit and Heritage while the shop is nice and exclusive, it is reflected in the price too.
Sunday, March 05, 2006
Located in West Java at , 30 km from Bandung and 9 km from Lembang the Tangkuban Prahu volcano is still active but very quiet and no major eruption took place recently. " Prahu" means boat and "tangkuban" means upside down. It is supposed that few thousands years ago (between 2000 and 6000 years) multiple eruptions took place in Tangkuban Perahu. Lava, mud, ash and rock generated by the volcano blocked the Padalarang valley. first Bandung basin began to fill and became a lake of 700 km2. Then the newly fertile Bandung plain did not appear immediately as it took time to dry through the new course of the Citarum river.About 150 years ago the lake was still quite large, and wild animals including benteng, rhinos, and tigers were abundant and even now the southern part of the plain is prone to flooding.
The legend about the volcano tells the story of a prince who loves a queen who didn't return his feelings. But after a while she agreed to marry him on the following condition.The prince would have to build a dam and a huge boat in one night. The prince worked very hard, and as the night wore on, it looked like he would actually accomplish his task! Seeing this, the queen convinced the gods to make the sun rise early. Hearing the cocks crow as the sun rose, the angry prince turned his almost-completed boat over. Tangkuban Prahu is the boat.Some images during our visit to Tangkuban Prahu, a supposedly dormant volcano, about 1 hour drive from Bandung. However you can still see smoke coming up from sections of the crater. It was quite a frightful experience being harrassed by street peddlers and they follow you everywhere trying to dupe you into buying their goods.
Bandung is the capital of West Java and Indonesia's third largest city. In colonial times, it is known as the "Paris of Java" because of its European ambience and sophistication. Bandung shared with Miami a fine legacy of Tropical Deco architecture dating from the 1920s. Bandung is also called city of flowers (kota kembang) and situated on a plateau in the beautiful Parahyangan mountains.
nice houses ya? They are mostly owned by the flower growers and sellers in the area..