Monday, August 18, 2008

Pen Mutiara Curry fish head (Penang)

Pictures taken from Pen Mutiara Homepage.

Finally, after months of badminton-deprived, manage to get to the court with the gang.
After a hearty exercising, need to have a hearty meal; so we decided to adjourned for lunch after the game, since all of the gang members got 'visa' approved by their spouses for the day. I'm visa-exempted, hehe ;).

After considering all the places and cuisines around , one of my friend suggested Pen-Mutiara for lunch. My friends said that it used to be a run-down place (if you check out it's website, it started out as a canteen); but when we went there, we were greeted by a 3 stories building! my first thought is .. is this a hotel or a restaurant!?

Anyway, all 4 of us were in awe when we entered the restaurant; we were greeted by a bistro-like environment. There's a dining section, a lounge section, and a live-band stage. There's even an indoor waterfall and fish pond. A very nice surrounding.

Curry fish-head is definitely a must-have; it's very nice, got the sourish taste, and not too spice (it's much less spicier than the Ah-Chu 阿鼠 Curry Fish-head at Bayan baru market). We also order a turmeric chicken, a fried kangkong and fried squid.

Curry Fishhead and
Turmeric chicken

Fried Kang-kong.

Food & beverage: 7/10. (8.5/10 for curry fish-head).
Ambiance: 8/10. (it's good for a malay restaurant).
Price: 7/10 (been reasonable, approx RM20 -RM30 / person).
Service: 6/10
Food presentation: 8/10.

Friday, August 8, 2008

Greatest Show on Earth!

The Greatest show on earth!

The Greatest show on earth begins on 2008-08-08 at 8 o'clock. China promise the world to host the best ever Olympics ever, and delivers to it's promises with a out of this world opening Ceremony!.

The opening ceremony starts within the Bird-nest stadium, with the presentation of China's great inventions to the world, namely gun-powder, paper, painting and the compass.

What amaze me is the Olympic rings, it started as huge lighted circles on the ground. Then it gradually rises

through the air, as it's magical. The Olympics rings just breathtakingly suspensed in the air. Beautiful!

Then the enchanting Scroll of thin film on the ground of the stadium was just pure unbelievable. Throughout the initial part of the opening ceremony, it just showing fanciful pictures in the theme of what’s the presentations staged by thousands and thousands of participants were going on surround it.

No opening ceremony can be without the theme song. Can’t recall the name of the Chinese male singer, but the female singer is none other than Sarah Brightman, ever so beautiful and powerful voice!

The Olympic flame lighting is as specutular as it gets; an former gymnast fly through the sky, and ‘running’ along the wall of the Bird-nest side-roof, and finally lighting the gigantic torch.

It’s the best opening ceremony that I’ve ever seen! It makes me feel proud to be a Chinese, eventhough I might not be in China. But how I wish I’m in the Bird-nest stadium that very moment! I don’t even mind if I got birds dropping on me. ;)

All photos are from Beijing Olympic's webpage at

One World One Dream!