Archive for December, 2010

Kurnia by Mizz Nina

I’m loving this song now. Here’s the lyrics to the song. Enjoy!

Dengarkanlah lagu dulu
Tinggalkanmu itu menunggu
Jangan biarkan hati
Dikunci oleh rasa benci

Resah yang tiada henti
Bila kau melangkah pergi
Apakah yang harus ku lakukan
Untuk merubah hatimu

Kurnia bagaikan khayalan
Takkan ku lepas walaupun apa yang mendatang
Kurnia bagaikan khayalan
Ku takkan lepas walau hanya khayalan

Senyumanmu igauanku
Tiada yang setandingmu
Suara yang bermain
Memanggil-manggil namaku

Pintaku cuma jangan pergi
Tak bisa berasingan jauh oh darimu

Bilakah oh nanti akan pergi
Berlari biarkan pergi
Buat selamanya biar kita berdua disinari
Oh mentari oh mentari


WUPID 2010

Dear Love,

I’m sorry that I didn’t have time to update you. Have been busy lately handling WUPID. Now you might wonder what WUPID means.

World Universities Peace Invitational Debate or WUPID for short.


VISIT for updates

Food, food, glorious FOOD! (One of the contributing factors for me being fat!)

Today, I’m writing about, yes you’ve guessed it right, food. What are we without food, right? (or is it the other way round) Whatever. Anyway, in today’s post, I’m gonna write about four of my favorite restaurants, where and what is it that they have that I love so much.

To begin with, let’s go to Putrajaya, the federal administrative centre of Malaysia. Click Here for more info. What’s special about Putrajaya is that my number one favorite restaurant is here.

Mr. Kabab & Biryani is located at Jalan Diplomatik 3/1, Presint Diplomatik, Putrajaya. It offers traditional Arab and Paki food –  variety of kababs and biryani rice as well as special drinks. What I like to eat the most here is Chicken Wing Kabab. They serve 4 chicken wings, mayo-like dipping, special sauce, fries, roti arab, and most importantly, a BIG chili! Being a fan of spicy food myself, no wonder I instantly got hooked to this special dish the minute it arrived on our table when i first dined here with Yunus. You’ve got to try it to believe me. Another favorite is Lamb Mindy. One thing i like about this restaurant and i highly recommend this place is because it comes with a HUGE portion. You’ll not leave this place still feeling hungry.


From Putrajaya to Petaling Jaya where my second favorite restaurant is located – The Waterlily.

the outlet in Mutiara Tropicana, PJ

This is a Balinese restaurant which serves contemporary Balinese food. My two favorite food here are Waterlily Trio and Ayam Megoreng. Waterlily Trio, as the name mentioned, has 3 items in a BIG plate which are BBQ chicken wings, Sate Lilit (it’s a fish satay on lemon grass stalks) and Cumi-cumi goreng (fried sotong/squid) while Ayam Megoreng (no i did not spell it wrongly) is specially fried half chicken served with yellow rice (no, not sticky rice/pulut), tempeyek-like keropok and veges.


Waterlily Trio

Ayam Megoreng








I was half-way through my meal when i suddenly remembered to snap these pictures. Was too fascinated by the food. 😛


Next stop is wayyy up north in Penang. To those who don’t know where or what Penang is, Click Here. Penang or Pulau Pinang in Bahasa Malaysia/Malay is 159km from Ipoh and 369km from Kuala Lumpur or 2 hours and 5 hours max by car respectively. I was in Penang for three years when I was doing my diploma in Hotel Management. When I was small, my family and I would go to Penang almost every weekend for makan angin and our favorite restaurant there on the island is Hameediyah Restaurant.

Located at 164-A, Campbell Street, it is one of the oldest Nasi Kandar restaurants in town. Since my campus is just 10 minutes away from the Bridge, my friends and I would drive to the island sometimes for lunch or to places where we usually hang out. Eventhough the place doesn’t look inviting, trust me it is very clean. (my family especially Mummy is very particular about where we eat) Though this place looks cramped, it  has the best murtabak, ayam rose and fish head curry! *drooling. Here’s to show how famous this place is:

By looking at how cramped this place is, where do we eat, you may wonder. Well, Hameediyah has 2 outlets now – old and new. In the old outlet, you may eat at upstairs dining area and an area next to the picture above while the new outlet which is 2 shoplots away from the old outlet is an air-conditoned outlet.

The new outlet

Inside the new outlet.


Last but not least, to end today’s post is none other than Nando’s!

Yes yes, I’m a proud Peri-periholic! What I would normally order is 1/4 Chicken with 2 sidelines – peri chips and either coleslaw or grilled veges, extra hot flavor – drumstick and thigh with Sparkling Apple. Yummy!

Enough said.

Stay tuned for more! Yours truly,

Twenty One

13th November is a really special date both for me and my family. Not only it is the day to celebrate my birthday but it is also a day of celebration for my mother who had given birth to her only child. You see, Mummy got married to Papa when she was 37 in 1986. Right after she got married, she had appendicitis and had to remove her appendix. After the operation, the doctor advised her not to even try to conceive for a year, at least. A year after the surgery, my parents tried to have a baby for another a year and a half. Finally on the 13th November 1989, at 9.07am a baby girl was born at Kinta Medical Centre Ipoh.

Birthday Girl - 1 day old.

If you were wondering, the baby above is ME. Yup according to Mummy, i was the only Malay baby girl in that room hence the only one with “mata bulat dan besar”. not that i’m discriminating or anything. Here are some few more pictures of me.

Big mouth hence banyak cakap

Happy Baby. 🙂

With Mummy. Told you my eyes are big.

OK OK, enough with the baby stuff. Now fast forward to 21 years later.

Nothing much happened on the day of my birthday. On my birthday’s eve, Mr. G and his band took part in a band competition called Malaysia Breakout Showcase 2010 where the winner will represent Malaysia to perform at Maldives, London and Liverpool. And yes, excited punya pasal, Mr. G forgot to wish me “Happy Birthday” T_T (tak pasal pasal). So anyway, at around 1am (13.11.2010) they announced Tashya’s Ink as the winner! Woo hoo! See, I told you 13 is not a bad number.


Back to my story.

We did not have a celebration on my birthday, we had to postpone it to another day. At last, one of the days that I’ve been waiting for has finally arrived. The day of my 21st birthday celebration. It was held on the 17th November 2010 – the very first day of Eid Adha. Mummy decided to organize a hi-tea for our family and few of our closest friends only. (very limited seats, just a simple celebration.)

Eventhough few people couldn’t make it, I was happy and blessed and grateful with everything. The food were delicious, the people were amazing and most importantly, the presents are great! Kidding. Kidding. I can’t really say which present is my favorite because I love all of them! You know you didn’t have to buy me the presents. But i would love to say thank you to the following:

  • Dearest beloved Mummy and Papa for the wonderful hi-tea
  • Uncle Joe & family for the beautiful evening purse
  • The ever loving Muhammad Yunus Zakariah for the amazing bowling ball
  • Aunty Intan for the cute white gold key pendant
  • Aunty Laili for the pretty telekung
  • Aini and Apek for Mr Bean’s Teddy
  • Kak Normi, Abg Rusman and Iqwal for the cheesecake
  • others whose names can’t  be mentioned due to privacy issues, you know who you are, thank you!

Last but not least, i would like to thank ever lovely and sweet Opah for sponsoring my birthday cake and as well as the most beautiful bouquet of pink roses. All 21 of them! I was very much surprised when the guy delivered the flowers. To be honest, I would be more surprised if Gerard Butler or Robert Downey Jr delivered them personally! *winks* Thank you everyone for such a wonderful birthday!

Birthday Girl - now.