Sunday, July 20, 2008

New Sleep Mate :D

Hello, don't you think I look innocent? :D

After I came back from PH, I saw my doggie was replaced with a fatter, shorter and newer one. :D. It's very sweet of EG to get me a new doggie and he said it's for our 6th month anniversary present. Time flies, we have been married for 6 months - even though I feel like it has been 6 years already. :P

I am a lazy dog....

And I have a ribbon around my neck too....

I know this looks obscene but my owner said it's very cute
Because she said I am very fat...

And I have a small, short, little tail too...

Since I have a new doggie now so what should I do with my old one? My old doggie has been with me for the past 5 years. He even went to Vietnam for 11 months to be with me. And he has been there all the while - when I am happy, sad, watching series, crying, sleeping, anything. :P. But he has grown very thin after a few rounds of bathing....

Anyway, I am not going to throw it away. He'll be my TV mate... :D

PS: I am only a soft toy doggie lover, not really a real doggie lover... :P

Sunday, July 06, 2008

Bubba Gump

Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. Restaurant & Market is a chain of seafood restaurants inspired by the movie Forrest Gump. Their menu features shrimp (of course!!), but they serve other seafood, steak and desserts. And they sell souvenirs - featuring the cute & funny shrimps, too.

In 2006, I was starving during dinner and CA brought me to this lovely restaurant. (Maybe that's the reason why I love this place since I was too hungry :P.) The restaurant provides a very relaxing and cozy environment. The friendly waiter talked to us, joked with us, and even gave us a free ice cream after my friend answered 3 questions about the Forrest Gump movie. It gave me a real good experience and impression. However, it only happened during my first visit in 2006. When I visited again in 2007 & this year, the waiters didn't behave as friendly - not sure if it's due to the big crowd as normally I'll be excited to bring all my counterparts there for dinner. Anyway, I still love the environment around the restaurant - it makes the food taste extra good. Everytime when I go Philippines for business trip, I'll make sure I'll have at least one meal @ Bubba Gump.

Food.... Yummy!!!

So far, I have seen Bubba Gump @ Kuta, Bali; Pier 39, San Francisco; Long Beach, Los Angeles. And I was overjoyed when I heard they are opening (or already opened?) @ The Curve, KL - then I can bring EG to try it there when we go KL next time! *wink*. (KL Folks, go and try it!! And then tell me if it's nice :D)

Me @ Bubba Gump Makati 2006

Me @ Bubba Gump San Francisco 2007
Excuse me for the guy next to me - he didn't bother to move!!

Me @ Bubba Gump Makati again 2008 (OK I know I grew fatter :~( )

And of course, since I am currently on business trip to PH, I went there again. And this time, I let CA's new camera captured all the corners & the deco in this lovely restaurant. I hope the Bubba Gump @ The Curve will have the same warm and cozy deco too!

Deco around the restaurant & the drink bar

Top: Some famous phrases from the movie.
Bottom: Instead of whistle loud to get the waiter, you just need to flip to Stop Forrest Stop, and they will come fast. Run Forrest Run means everything is OK.

Some stuff from the movie are all around the restaurant

Wednesday, July 02, 2008

Morning Light

I am off to Philippines for business trip *again*. This has been the 4th time I travel here since I join the current company, and it is also going to be my 6th and 7th week here.

Not many in my office likes to come to Philippines. Simply because of the waking up time. Most of us will choose to stay at Makati - the most modern city in the country, with 5-stars hotels and nice restaurants around. However, our factory plant located at Cavite - which is probably ~50km from Makati. The problem is, there isn't highways connecting these two cities. OK, there is high way, but most of the time we were traveling on small, one way, winding roads, with kinda scary traffic. As a result, we need at least 1.5 to 2 hours to reach office.

Thank God that this round my training starts at 8am. And thank God that there's a new highway between Makati and Cavite that ensure us to reach office by 8am if we leave by 6.30am. For my previous 3 trips, I have been waking up at 4.30am to catch the shuttle at 5.15am in order to reach office at 7am. (!!!!!) Having said that, now I have to wake up latest by 5.30am to take breakfast from 6am to 6.30am - at least I can enjoy the buffet breakfast in the hotel! I used to tapao.

This morning, I snapped some pictures from my hotel room at 5.30am. In Malaysia, during this time, it will still be very dark. But here, the day gets bright early, and of course it gets dark early too. Most of the peolpe here wake up by 5am+, and sleep at 10pm+. And most of their shopping malls close ~9pm.

The view right opposite my room

Left side

Right side

I still have 10 days here. Thank God again that when I reach back Penang, it'll be a long weekend as Monday is a Holiday. I will have all my time for my beauty sleeeeeeeeeeep.... :)