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Dinner and car alarms in Malaysia

By on February 16, 2013 in Malaysia with 0 Comments
Dinner and car alarms in Malaysia

Dinner this evening was chicken tikka masala, rice and naan at the Riverwalk Tandoor. The meal was excellent, a little hotter than in the UK, but very good. Met a fellow European as I walked in. He was having the same problem with the two buttons on the Proton car key as I was last […]

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More food – grapefruit green tea and Papparoti buns

By on February 16, 2013 in Malaysia with 0 Comments
More food – grapefruit green tea and Papparoti buns

All I seem to be doing is eating…. Two food ‘discoveries’ today. Ding Tea’s iced grapefruit green tea. Very good. Bit sweet, even with no sugar, but very drinkable. The other thing was a Papparoti bun. About 10 cm in diameter 4 cm high dome. Bit sweet, served warm, very tasty…. If you have enjoyed […]

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Ah…. Iced coffee – how I have missed you

By on February 16, 2013 in Malaysia with 0 Comments
Ah…. Iced coffee – how I have missed you

When I lived in the US an iced coffee always went down well on a hot summer day, and my favourite iced coffee was from the Bagel Basement in Hanover NH. In fact, a cinnamon and raisin bagel, lightly toasted with cream cheese, a double chocolate muffin, and an iced coffee, was a great lunch to […]

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888 Yee Sang Party at City Square, Johor Bahru, Malaysia

By on February 16, 2013 in Malaysia with 0 Comments
888 Yee Sang Party at City Square, Johor Bahru, Malaysia

In the City Square Mall in Johor Bahru they appear to be holding some sort of giant Chinese New Year celebration party called ‘888 Yee Sang Party at City Square’. I was not too sure what Yee Sang is so I did a quick wikipedia on it. Turns out it is a Teochew-style raw fish […]

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What was that? A lizard!!!

By on February 14, 2013 in Malaysia with 1 Comment

Just saw something shoot up the wall of the lounge… scared the <insert word choice> out of me… Just investigated and found that it is a small lizard. Nothing to worry about! (I have been told about these. They are quite handy as they eat insects.) It seems quite happy hiding behind the clock… If […]

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Angry Bird Water? Why not?

By on February 14, 2013 in Malaysia with 0 Comments
Angry Bird Water?  Why not?

Popped in to the local supermarket on the way home to buy some milk etc. when I encountered…. And thought, why not? However, what I don’t understand is – what does Angry Birds have to do with water? Are the birds angry that the water has been bottled? Will drinking it make me an Angry […]

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The coffee saga continues….

By on February 14, 2013 in Malaysia with 0 Comments
The coffee saga continues….

Managed to order a coffee today (a cappuccino) that had no sugar in it, but it was made with condensed milk. Actually, it was pretty good, and not as sweet as I was expecting. On the food front – Pataya for lunch and fresh pineapple. If you have enjoyed this article then please feel free […]

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The wonders of Skype…. (and FaceTime)

By on February 13, 2013 in Malaysia with 0 Comments

Just spent the two hours on a video conference back to the UK. First time I’ve used the screen share function in Skype and I was pleasantly surprised how well it worked. I could see what the other people were looking at on the projector screen, and they had little window up of me over […]

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More monkeys, lunch and getting some keys cut…

By on February 13, 2013 in Malaysia with 0 Comments
More monkeys, lunch and getting some keys cut…

No monkey sightings today but those paw prints and certainly weren’t on the window frame when I left were work this morning… Not too sure what I had for lunch today. It was good, but not as good as the Pataya I had for lunch yesterday. It was tasty, but the fried egg on top […]

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Even more monkeys…. (sorry, I am bit obsessed with monkeys at the moment)

By on February 12, 2013 in Malaysia with 0 Comments
Even more monkeys…. (sorry, I am bit obsessed with monkeys at the moment)

On my drive home this evening I saw around 20 monkeys by the side of the road. The locals, who will see monkeys all the time, must have thought I was nuts as I stopped my car and tried to get some photos. Bored with monkeys now… (only kidding…) I am still obsessed with them… […]

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