Monday, November 29, 2010

A Sweet Escape...

One car
5 people
2 drivers
3 sleepy head
3220 miles
12 stops
6 days

So, as said before, more update about the roadtrip will come. It actually was awesome although some people might says that we were quite rushing and we might miss some must-go place. Actually we did miss some places, but I thinks it's okay because we only got one week to go to Midwest area, the place that I preferably not went to during winter and spring break because of the snow. 

1. MSU, East Lansing, MI
The university is nice!
2. Chicago, IL
2 must-go placeS in Chicago, Willis tower and The Bean
This is exactly the function of the bean,
 reflect all of the tall building in chicago...

Willis tower!

3. UW, Madison, WI
Big university, old building, modern technology and beautiful scenery.

4. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis and St Paul, MN
"Twin cities campus", the name said it all. One word, awesome!
Golden Gopher!

5. ISU, Ames, IA
Didn't go to the campus area.

6. University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
Greatly architecture outside, Luxuriously furnished inside.
Nice building...
Luxury furnished
7. The Getaway Arch, St Louis, MO
The arch was fogged, so have to come here again I guess.
Getaway Arch

8. Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN
Receive such a good treat from a total stranger. This somehow proves that "Budi Bahasa Budaya Kita" campaign had an impact. Thanks you Vandy-ers.
Pathenon in Tenesse...
Weird huh?

Vandy, thanks guy!!

9. Mammoth Cave, KY
Longest cave system in the world.

10. Charleston, WV
The Mountainers. The WV highways was just like Karak Higways. Somehow I missed those roads.

11. Morgantown, WV
Moderate mall for Black Friday. Thank you, you save me a lot!

12. Penn State, College Park, PA

State college...
Last but not least, a NEW Malaysian restaurant in Penn, Penang!!
Teh Ais die hoa liao!!
Really looking forward for this type of vacation soon!!

Thursday, November 25, 2010


Having a roadtrip around US is awesome. I can see how my friend live and study in their university, which are definitely different on what I have in RIT.

Their university is definitely different from one another. Some have old, but beautiful building, some have a new and luxurious-looking building, and I go to one that were located in cities  (yes with an 'S').

Driving in US road was also a new experience. With a minimum and maximum speed limit, it definitely makes a very smooth journey

Anyway, more update will come soon. Got to go and keep the journey in pace. Mammoth Cave is waiting. Another 8 hours of driving. Really hope to have a safe and smooth journey.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Ikan di laut, asam di darat!

Jadilah seperti ikan di lautan, tidak terkesan dengan kemasinan air laut itu. 

Bergaul dengan pandai besi terkena panas, bergaul dengan penjual parfum terpercik wangi.

It's time to muhasabah diri dan betulkan niat!

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Everything happened for a reason...

Yesterday I watched a movie, Devils with Chot and Zamy. It's basically about 5 people with a history of wrongdoing in their life. They got stucked in a escalator and the devil, which  appeared to be an old woman, killed a person at a time. She did killed herself too. So, there were a policeman that control the situation, which had lost his wife and kid during an accident which caused by a person which also in the escalator. The security guard, which believe in this such things as devils told him that there were reasons why he was here. So, basically, the devils makes the person commit that he was the one drive the car that cause the accident. And the police, at last knows the truth.

And just now, we went to have a dinner at a restaurant. After finished the meals, usually the waiter gave us fortune cookies, and the bill. After having the delicious foods, we will opened the fortune cookies and tell each others what it says inside. And sometimes, the fortune cookies quotes really fit that persons well. So, what I got today really figuratively "punch me straight to the face".

So, maybe a random thought to go to the restaurant just now is just because it will makes me feel that I should  start study. I guess I should start study NOW! Haha..

Everything happened for a reasons. 
There will always "hikmah" behind it. 
No matter how bad our path is, 
always remember there is light at the end. 

Have faith!

Selamat Hari Raya Aidil Adha!

Terlewat sehari, tpi apapun,
Selamat Hari Raya Aidil Adha!!

Takbir raya dari Dome Arena, East Henrietta....

Islam ade dimana-mana kan.
Even sometimes we do it in different way, different school, but we still believe in the same god, Allah!!
Allahu Akbar!
Eid Mubarak everyone!

Friday, November 12, 2010

Finally, I'm done!

Finally I'm done with the another quarter, Fall 2010!!

A nice view during early fall
A quarter that shows me a bit of a "real" student life. Yes, I feel like I never experienced it before.
Awesome quarter, and not so tiring even I got to wake up early for works!
Predicted result? Some A's and a B maybe.

Oppss..I got another exam on Friday next weeks. XD

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Malaysia egg VS USA egg...

For those who been in US restaurant for the first time usually will not familiar with the type off egg offered here. I been in that condition too, and the only thing that I know to reply when the waiter ask how would I like my egg was "done".

Now, after 3-4 times works as omelette cook at Gracies (yes I got promoted..:p), I still confused with the term. And the people who order this fancy thing, (you can easily ordered omellete and do not need to order variety of fried egg which I did not familiar with), will usually will have a weird face when I gave them the egg, and I know it wasn't right. So, let see the Malaysian Egg VS USA egg.

Malaysian Egg

Telur Dadar (Malaysian Omellete)
- Made primarily with egg that been beat slowly in the bowl. Mix with onion, peppers and salt. Cook with vegetable oil.
Telur dadar

Telur Goreng (Fried Egg)
- Egg that cooked thoroughly until the yolk solidified.
Telur Goreng

Telur Mata Kerbau ( Bull-eye egg)
- Basically, it is "sunny side-up". Cooked only on the one side of the egg.
Telur Mata Kerbau


-Egg that been cooked in the cylindrical ring, mix with cheese, variety choice of meat(ham, sausage, bacon and etc), onion, peppers, olive, and many more.
- Milk are added into the egg.
- Usually cook using a cooking spray instead of oil.
Omelette, I usually cook with less stuff in it.

- However, there are also egg-white option, which primarily using an egg white that are already pack in a box.
Egg White Omelette
Scramble egg- 2 or 3 eggs, scramble with variety of stuff primarily same as the omelette stuff.
Stuffed Scramble egg

Sunny Side Up
- Fried egg that cooked only in one side only.The yolk is usually liquid and the white a bit runny.
Sunny side up.
-Fried egg that cooked on both side. The yolk have a thin layer (cook for a while). Most of the yolk is still liquid.
Over easy
Over-medium- Fried egg that cooked on both sides; the yolk is of medium consistency and the egg white is thoroughly cooked.
Over Medium
Over well/ Over Hard-Fried egg that cooked on both sides until the yolk has solidified.
Over well.

That's all that I can think about. One more thing, usually Malaysian cook using vegetable oil all the time, while American using the non-stick pan grill. It's more healthy in American way i guess. I also think of an idea to compare American breakfast and Malaysia breakfast, but just save them for later.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Do not put yourself on Hold

One of the Facebook apps give me these qoute and it somehow really fits my condition now.

Don't procrastinate!
There's a long way ahead, InsyaAllah...