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Top 10 Vegetables & Fruits in Malaysia

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The greatest gift of all is "land filled with milk and honey"




We can all assume our parent taught us eating more vegetables for our health. Ironically, they never really taught us the whole picture. This is not an article that cover everything more of nagging you to recognize all these fruits and vegetables are a blessing.








Okra lady finger

1. Okra / Lady Finger


In a way that it has more similarity to a fruit than vegetable. A pod that containing seed. Eating okra is equivalent eating fruit. Asian love stir fried lady finger with garlic and little bit of chili than eating it raw or boil.


You could get a taste of authentic lady finger dish in any Malaysian "Nasi Kandar" restaurant when available.




Bird eye Chili



2. Bird's Eye Chili



Do you know that Bird's Eye Chili is actually a fruit ?. This is because it contains the seed more or less like a pod. Of course, some of us do not like to eat it. That is the reason why god give us tomato a rival of Chili that what I love to believe.


Can you put bird eye chili and tomato in a same dish ? It is truly sad to agree not all god's creation are meant to blend well together !



Carrot



3. Carrot



Basically it is a tuber. harvest it underneath soil. Frankly speaking, carrot is a giant stem storing all the natural nutrients under the soil. It cant be classified as fruit due to lack of seed and does not grow out of a tree.



Potato



4. Potato


I think some of us confuse potato and french fries in some point of our life. It actually a same thing. I do not know why it widely called as french fries instead of potato fries. It is so confusing ! Due to potato does not contain any seed so it safe to say it is a vegetable stem. We should eat more potato and treat it as a kind of vegetable.



Brinjal Eggplant



5. Eggplant / Brinjal


The king of "vegetable". I seriously think Eggplant should be classified as a fruit. I am a huge fan of eggplant. No one treat it raw and often cook with oil in many variety.




sweet potato



6. Sweet Potato



There are many differences between potato and sweet potato. Firstly, sweet potato is reddish even when skin is peeled off. Sweet potato has this long oval shape and rough surface unlike the potato usually round and fine surface.


Sweet potato is largely popular at Japan and South Korean as opposed to potato. They believe eating sweet potato is good for skin.



Pineapple



7. Pineapple


Historically, people has been crazy about pineapple due to scarce availability and often a dish only on royal dining table in China once upon time. I am very grateful able to taste it in my short lifetime at a grand seafood restaurant that serve pineapple fried rice. Yummy !



large yam



8. Yam


Yam is a large tuber than potato and sweet potato. Behold your eye on this heavy yam ! Yam is much more easily recognized than the rest. Outside of yam is a rough surface whereas, Inside of yam is pure white.



Chili Pepper



9. Chili Pepper


This is some fantastic discovery ever in human food history. This delicious-looking fruit has three distinctive color. Green, yellow and red. Do not fool by it colors, It is the same fruit. I am laughing so hard because once believe that three of them are different fruits.




Vegetable



10. Broccoli


Brocoli is a new trend in vegetable world after discovery of substances hidden in Broccoli could save life before getting diabetes or cancer. 







Top 13 McDonald's Previous Promotions 2014 - 2016

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Sharing McDonald's moments ! McDonald's promotions 2014 - 2016


McDonald's is on smart move closing down few of its outlets in order to maintain a good annual balance sheet. Is McDonald's growing too fast ? 


The answer is no. If you want which fast food restaurant has surpassed McDonald's in rapid expansion will be KFC. Any small town nationwide you will see KFC and not McDonald's. Then why they are downsizing despite business is strategically located and doing just fine?


No point in arguing on that matter, let just rewind / reminiscence some of the nicest McDonald's Malaysia promotions.





McDonald's Minion toy



1. Minion Toys


Despicable Me the movie was so success when McDonald's Malaysia decided to roll out toy version of Minion everyone was like "I am gonna collect all of them".



McDonald's Malaysia chicken



2. McDonald's Chicken


The taste is fairy nice and so unique. Dipping slice of it into chili sauce is unbeatable combination.





Prosperity burger beef Malaysia



3. McDonald's Prosperity Burger



When Chinese New Year is around the corner, McDonald's never fail rolling out its annually promotional food, prosperity burger. 





FIFA Habanero Burger



4. Habanero Burger



Available during the football madness when Brazil was the main host for FIFA World Cup 2014 that held every 4 years. Never gonna forget painstakingly load of spice inside the burger.





5. Beef Samurai



Eat it like a real Onigiri. The seaweed is bomb coupled with fresh deep-fried fries.







6. Vanilla Ice-cream


The best ice-cream flavor in the world. Cherish your vanilla as in history, vanilla used to be very expensive product and only privileged people access to vanilla ice-cream. Although it much cheaper now, must appreciate every bite of it !



McDonald's Malaysia Congee



7. McDonald's Congee


Home sick of your mother / grandmother Congee ? Now, you can get it at McDonald's without cooking at home.







8. Burger Syok


Notice the artwork ? That is a common depiction of a man draw by local artist. The taste of burger so familiar and delicious.





9. Cakoi with Soya Milk



I do not mean to be rude, when I was eating Cakoi, peoples sitting around me were like kept looked at me, "Am I eating too loud" ? Dipping bits of Cakoi either the chili sauce or Soya milk, it absolutely made my day.







10. Grand Platter



Fulfill your morning with joyful breakfast. Literally wake up early queuing for new McDonald's Malaysia breakfast introduced on early December in conjunction with the launching of Cakoi in the morning menu. Most favorite in this grand platter will be baked bean !!







11. Hawaii Deluxe


The best burger ever. Satisfying level 10 / 10






12. Chicken Wrap


The juicy meat is wrapped flatbread plus ice cold lettuce and purple lettuce bring a sensational meal.







13. Chicken Foldover


Fold with a really thick flatbread plus a two juicy meat. The eating is very different because the meat is not wrapped fully.




Express My Love for McDonald's by through the years of collecting McDonald's promotions food images.  cWhat it like to miss McDonald's promotion ? Be sure to be able to eat all of the McDonald's Malaysia promotion before it gone !






10 Interesting Places in Pulau Pinang

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The official name for the state is Pulau Pinang or in generally recognized as Penang. Most of the interesting places are in Georgetown. Georgetown are located on the island and Butterworth is the mainland of Penang.


Most of the Penang population speaks Hokkien / Teochew dialect. In addition, younger generation speak well in Mandarin language and English.



1. PADANG KOTA LAMA / ESPLANADE PENANG




jalan padang kota lama, esplanade penang


Run on the field and feel the sea breeze. Local community like hanging out at here. Strategic location and should be always your first place to explore. Time to come 5PM - 11PM . Nearby to Fort Cornwallis.




2. FORT CORNWALLIS



Fort Cornwallis Cannon


It is where the war erupted in order to prevented intruders were not fought easily. Many years later, the peace we are having present might be the effort of forefathers. There were prison, small church and displays of weaponry.



3. STARBUCKS FERRINGGI




Starbucks Batu Ferringgi



Cake and Coffee under the scorching sun with beach and sea breeze. Walking the sandy beach while enjoy watching sea activities outside the Starbucks.



4. BUTTERFLY PARK (ENTOPIA)



Entopia butterfly park

Embarks on the journey life cycle of butterflies and many other insects such as ants and bees.

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5. PENANG HILL





Opt to spend 1 night at the top of the Penang hill or walking around with enjoying the cold temperature.


6. PENANG BUS STATION



Penang bus 101


Wish to explore Penang attractions ? The bus with the number 101 will take you most of the interesting places at Pulau Pinang. one of the top to-do-list you must have visiting Penang island. Higher chance mingle with the local community.



7. GURNEY DRIVE






There are two large shopping malls situated at Gurney Drive. Gurney Plaza and Gurney Paragon. As if you are person who like to visit shopping mall these are your ideal places for visit.



8. PENANG FERRY



Penang Jetty Ferry



Unless take taxi to Georgetown crossing Penang bridge, alternatively, one could take ferry from Butterworth terminal. Arriving Georgetown, you are nearby Penang bus station. Ferry Station has served thousands of visitors between Georgetown and Butterworth. One way trip costs RM1.20



9. ARMENIAN STREET



Armenian Street painting



Lots of wall paintings awaits you to discover. so grab every opportunity visit Penang's Armenian street.




10. CHEW JETTY




Penang Chew Jetty



One of the significant to-do-list you must accomplish before leaving Penang. There are stalls for you to enjoy Penang local delicacies. Definitely must try the Penang Char Koay Teow


10 Good Reasons You should Play Pokemon Go

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I have play the Pokemon Go since it first launching


10 good reasons stem from you. These are mine. What are yours ?

1. The Challenge

Achieve this accomplishment with Pokemon Go

Get out of your sofa because it just an illusion of comfort. We are making a history, we are leaving a mark. Let catch all the pokemon !

It does not matter how much Pokemon you have catch. It is a personal time you and Pokemon Go. Take your time, enjoy the great game.

One day in the near future, you will thank Pokemon Go for it encourages spending time walking around for your health.

In my experience, I have endured 2 hours of walking with Pokemon Go. The distance recorded was 2 to 3 Kilometers. That is something I cant achieve without Pokemon Go. It is harder than you think, 2 to 3 kilometers is merely less than 5,000 steps. Still, it better than nothing.


2. The Surprise


Dragonite Pokemon Go
Dragonite on the screen

When an extremely rare pokemon appears, the amount of excitement is unimaginable. Dragonite is the last pokemon to have in current Pokedex.

Pokemon Go egg hatching

Egg hatching is one of the motivator for distance walking ! One can get some rare pokemon in 10 KM eggs.

3. Childhood Dream




I think you guys share the same dream as me to be the Pokemon master. This dream however, faded through times. In my time with Pokemon, I was 8 years old and thought the other part of the world lies a Pokemon island where Pokemon did exist there. Well, that happened after finish watching some episodes of Pokemon in my CD player. The pirated CD was like RM12.90 with 3 Pokemon episodes in one CD.

That was not just it, when I was much younger, fighting my sibling over a Gameboy device with Pokemon game in it.


4. The Achievement



The game is not about catching the strongest Pokemon, it is about catching all the Pokemon appears on your screen. Even the strongest Pokemon will just contribute 100 experience points to your level. The tips is to catch all Pidgey, Ratata, Weedie and Caterpie as these gives you 500 exp points for every evolution made.

5. Social / Peer Pressure


Everytime I turned on the Facebook or having a lunch at one of the restaurant, I got "Pokemon" whispering everywhere. I do not have enough reason not to join the Pokemon Go craze. It just too much to bear everyone is on their phone with Pokemon Go in it.

6. Fight for your claim


When you have all the necessary skills, it time to hit the GYM. In Pokemon Go , the GYM never give out any badges so do not go all-out screaming. It fairy easy to conquer as long as potions and revives are enough to replenish.

I am team instinct and I am not afraid to admit although we are few, we still win anyone with enough potions and revives. So much relieving that potions and revives do not discriminate.

To be honest, Pyro is not even my strongest Pokemon. It is wise only use strongest Pokemon to attack and not defend because everyone get the chance to win the GYM.


7. Place of Interest


Every Pokestops and GYM means something special. The Pokemon is just another pulling factor or a beautiful cover to be attractive to the content. The game is created to encourage people to explore the world. It is a game to get your boots dirty and physically heathlier.

8. The Excitement



It's hard to contain the excitement of so many people shares a common goal to capture a single rare Pokemon.


9. The Disappointment / Anxiety




The legitimate Malaysian Pokemon Go player start date should be same as above



The game first launched on July 2016. The overwhelm feeling that the company behind Pokemon Go decided to launch it region by region excluding where you live. As if  I was like born to a wrong place. "When the game going to be released in Malaysia" ?

It still clear how much anxiety I got during this period of depression. To the extend that, I would always check Play Store when the game can be downloaded to my phone and frequently visit the Pokemon Go Official Facebook page for their newest announcement.

I never condone myself downloading the apk file for my android phone. It was so insecure !

Before the release, the only thing to do is observe the Facebook Trending and Popular post overloaded with Pokemon Go contents. The feeling of described as "out of touch" or "disconnected with the world" (This can't be serious)





The wait is over, I have found Dragonite on the eve of Hari Merdeka to be exact 30/8/2016. It still crystal clear that the countdown was over and a Dragonite appeared. But, the image explains thoroughly. The point is I did not bring home Dragonite with me that night. What a night !

The lesson learnt that do not try to catch Dragonite using curve ball, you will never reach it !


10. The Updates




The game get some good updates in order to perfect the game in accordance to player demand. I think the greatest update is to make the game available for everyone. The update that take away Pokemon footsteps is one of the example to make the game much more efficient. In return, the game is opened to more region due to the reduced overload of game data.

The newest update to ensure players get their boots even dirtier by implementing buddy system that rewards player with candy. That fine by me !

Every new updates carry a sign of effort by the company behind Pokemon Go to work out the best interest of the players around the globe.


These are 10 Malaysian Favorite Ice-Cream

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Melt Your Heart, Always Do !





1. MCD ICE CREAM

I doubt McDonalds Malaysia earn most in burger segment. As you can see, sometimes McDonalds Malaysia rolled out a small McDonalds kiosk to sell only their ice-cream cone. In term of availability, price and product who could stand out ? I bet the first thing pop up in Malaysian mind when speaking of ice-cream is Vanilla Sundae Cone.





2. BASKIN ROBBINS


This has stolen Malaysian daily salary !! Some of us would think that 3 scoops of Baskin Robbins almost equivalent to Malaysia's daily minimum wage !



magnum white almond



3. MAGNUM WHITE ALMOND

Magnum Malaysia created few nice events and astonishing marketing plans. Wall's Magnum is pretty happening right now with so many fund for their advertising campaign. To really define Magnum ice-cream, Hard Chocolate covering a within Soft Vanilla !!!




Nestle Kit Kat Green Tea Ice - Cream


4. NESTLE KIT KAT GREEN TEA ICE - CREAM


It literally stuck a Kit Kat bar in the middle of ice - cream cone. It feel so uncomfortable because usually the within ice-cream should be soft !! Any flavor but green tea. Deep down in my heart, Green tea suppose to be consumed in liquid form. It is best that stay that way for centuries





Milo Ice Cream cone



5 MILO ICE CREAM

For centuries I have Milo in liquid form, this is the first time I heard someone actually came out an idea to make my usual milo ice into a complete solid form. Oh Man, everytime I think about it I think about Sensodyne toothpaste. My teeth cannot withstand the cold feeling By the way, I still think No. 3 is better !!





New Zealand Natural


6. NEW ZEALAND NATURAL

This came out of nowhere ! One of the premium ice-cream offering






7. NESTLE'S FRIED ICE CREAM

Must warned reader please do not fried it more than 10 seconds . Keep it less than 5 seconds and the chocolate within will be in a much solid form than the above picture shown.






8. WALL'S CORNETTO

Widely advertised ice-cream in Malaysia. Put up a really great win-win marketing campaign. Taylor Swift was about to make concert in Asia which Cornetto is making the awareness in the same time Cornetto brand could be brought up with Taylor Swift popularity !



Haagen-Dazs


9. HAAGEN-DAZS

Complicated brand title but everyone is curious and making a fuzz eyebrow. Oreo and vanilla ? That make perfectly fine for me ! It did remind me of my childhood due to the ice-cream cup. I must confess girl are crazed about ice-cream stick !





10. LA CREMERIA

Ice Cold ice-cream for perfect afternoon ! Scorching hot sun coupled with El- Nino phenomenon impacted Malaysia. .