Anak East Coast 1952 SS2

Though Anak East Coast (SS2) is rather near to my house, it never strike me to have my meal there, for the reason:
There doesn’t seem to be a parking space near the shop!

Well, now that it is coming up with Groupon, why not? Lets give it a try.

The decoration is quite cosy.

anak east coast ss2

anak east coast ss2

anak east coast ss2

anak east coast ss2

Nasi dagang. This is really tasty. They manage to make the sauce just right, with East Coast flavour. The fish texture is exactly like what we would expect when we dine in east coast.
Highly recommended.

anak east coast ss2

Hainanese Fried Noodles. Better than expected, though not superb.

anak east coast ss2

Fresh Prawn Dumpling Noodles.
This I would not recommend to you.
Plenty of stalls in Sea Park / SS2 can do better.

anak east coast ss2

Barley fu chuk gingko (hot).
Sigh. I am very particular about Barley Fu Chuk.
Wife has experimented various way of perfecting the taste. Thus this bowl of dessert really isn’t up to its mark.

anak east coast ss2

Ginger soya milk with rice balls.
This is not bad though. Worth a try.

Pineapple with lemon. A total waste of money, in my opinion.
anak east coast ss2

Yes. Definitely would come back, for more of
Signature nasi dagang RM8.50
Nasi kerabu RM12.50
Nasi lemak with chicken RM8
Signature Thai laksa

No 59, Jalan SS 2/46 Petaling Jaya, 47300

TNB Box (Substation) On Fire

It appeared to be a quiet afternoon.

I was surfing the net quietly. If someone would just pour me a cup of coffee, it will complete the picture. (Big smile there)

All of a sudden, there was an explosion. Booommm. A electric dip occurred, and all the light seemed to dim for a split second.

After a couple of seconds, another explosion. Boooomm.

Now my door was filled with smoke.

What happened?

We ran to have a look. It appeared that the TNB Box beside our shop was having problem.

Thick smoke was seen escaping the power substation.

Another two explosions followed. Boooom Booom.

By then, the smoke covered the whole block of buildings.

According to the shop owner (directly adjacent to this substation), a called had been made to TNB when he first sensed the acrid smell, which was 20 minutes before the explosion.

A call was made to BOMBA immediately.

A fire truck arrived within five minutes. Wow. Kudos to BOMBA. Fast response!

TNB power station on fire

The firemen observed for a couple of seconds, and bring down a chainsaw.

This was getting exciting, just as we were watching a movie. He started the chainsaw, and started to saw open the box. Sparks flew everywhere.

(Sorry. I don’t dare to stand too near. Could not get a clearer view)

After the box was opened, they proceed to spray a generous amount of white power onto it from a fire extinguisher.
Immediately the fire was put off.

After a couple of minutes, they sprayed another round of chemicals. Sppppppiiiiiittttzzzzz

After all said and done, everyone waited for the arrival of TNB staff.

Oh? Yeah. The TNB guy were nowhere to be seen.

Tick tock tick tock.

Another 20 minutes. Firemen waiting on their truck. We waited in our shop. TNB was yet to be seen.


Hillside Homestay Kuantan Photo Link

We found out that on a mobile apps, there isn’t a way to view all the photo albums for Hillside Homestay Kuantan.

We hereby create a link.

Hillside Homestay Kuantan with its interior view

View from Balcony

Fee and Steps in Booking

Favourite Tourist Spots

Hopefully with this, it will simplified your search and browsing of our site.


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Sharp LED TV LC60LE640X (part 1)

Sharp LED TV LC60LE640X

I have been using this Sharp 60 inches LED TV LC60LE640X for a month now.

First and foremost, I must make it clear that this is my First LED TV. (Yes. I am THAT outdated).
My previous TV was a Samsung slimfit 32″ TV.
So using this TV is a huge leap in technology for me.
I am still trying to figure out a lot of things even after one month.

Oh. Before I forget to mention, I must state that:
I do not use my TV to watch terrestrial stations. No TV1 / TV2 / NTV 7 / 8TV / TV9

I have suspended my Astro TV account.

Naturally, my TV is only used to watch content I downloaded: Hong Kong TV series, Anime, Korean TV Series, and some movies.

Lets start with the good points.

1) Big and clear
As expected, the first impression when switching from a 32″ to 60″ LED TV is: Big and clear
Everything seems so bright and clear now.
Reading subtitles, which used to be quite tiring after a while, now becomes effortless.

Of course. If we try to view anything of 480p, it looks blurry. That is to be expected, right? The TV isn’t build to view such content.
When we view any content with 720p or 1080p, it is very clear.

2) Adjustment
On the web, we can find a lot of advice on how to tune the TV.
We are just plain lazy. Yes. Lazy as that.
We just go to the “AV mode”, click on the “USER”, find that the picture quality suits us, and that’s it. Have been using it since then.

3) Since we are using the TV for content downloaded off the web, naturally we are connecting a harddisk to the TV.
If you are hanging the TV on the wall with a wall bracket, I recommend that you read the manual and look at all the connection possible.
Buy those cables before the TV arrive.
When the technician unbox the TV, immediately plug in those cables.
You do not want to take down the TV every time you want to add a new cable to the back panel, right?

Anyway, we use a 5-feet harddisk connecting cable to plug into the slot labeled “USB 3″ (HDD).
Plug the harddisk into other USB slot might work, but on occasions we found the harddisk stop responding.
I guess it is better to use the USB 3 for harddisk, as intended.

Oh. Try not to use a USB extender cable. The harddisk probably will be under-powered, and won’t respond properly too.

Snow White’s Seven Patches: A Vitiligo Fairy Tale

This is a book review, for Snow White’s Seven Patches: A Vitiligo Fairy Tale.

Snow White's Seven Patches: A Vitiligo Fairy Tale

Snow White’s Seven Patches: A Vitiligo Fairy Tale

When my 10-year-old daughter first saw the book cover, she gushed: Wow. Nice.

But when she flipped to the first page and looked at the drawing, she said: Eww. Scary.

What puzzled her most was the illustration of Snow White. She couldn’t stop asking: Snow White is supposed to be white? Why different now?

Even harder to answer would be the meaning of those white patches and vitiligo.

So I guess this is a book that need the involvement of parents. We need to sit down with our kids and explain those things. Stress to them what Ivy did was wrong. Snow White did not need to live in seclusion. There is nothing wrong to have vitiligo and yet live a normal life.

Awesome Canteen, Sea Park

Awesome Canteen is a new eatery in Taman Paramount.
(I think Taman Paramount / Sea Park is already a well known spot for eat, eat and eat. Haha)

The first impression that strike us when we enter the shop: Retro.

awesome canteen taman paramount

awesome canteen taman paramount

awesome canteen taman paramount

We decide to go there around 12.30 noon. Just nice. Not too crowded.

After looking through the menu, we signal to the waiter that we want to put in the order. He signals from his position: Order from the counter.
Interesting! Obviously we missed the notice on the board: Self-order. My bad.

Wi-Fi is provided. My Xperia Z tablet breeze through the connection process. Good. (unlike the problematic connection in some places)

So how’s the food?

awesome canteen taman paramount

awesome canteen taman paramount

Better than average! The flavouring is done nicely.

Definitely will come back for more.

19, Jalan 20/13, Taman Paramount, 46300 Petaling Jaya, Malaysia

Tel: 03-7865 8048

Operating hours: 11am- 11pm

Eatery In Kuantan Pt2

Pak Su Seafood Restaurant

homestay kuantan

It’s a “halal” or kosher restaurant that is frequent by many locals and visitors who are travelling to the east coast.
It has an open air area facing the sea where you can feel the breeze and hear the sound of the waves meanwhile to enjoying your meals.

Distance to Hillside Homestay Kuantan : 9.4Km
No.4/1417, Batu 6, Lot 922,
Kg. Bahagia Beserah,
26100 Kuantan, Pahang.
Phone: 609-544 8025

Restaurant Tanjong

homestay kuantan

Restaurant Tanjong serves a variety of seafood dishes, including its famous Butter Lobster and Curry Fish Head.

Only 3km away from Hillside Homestay Kuantan

Address 地址:
Lot 57971, Jalan Haji Ahmad, Kuantan

KL Hop-On Hop-Off City Tour

Through Google, we realise there is such a bus service in Kuala Lumpur. The unique bus design definitely added to its attraction.

KL Hop-On Hop-Off City Tour

The bus will bring us to most of the famous tourist spots. On the bus, it even broadcast a continuous stream of commentary (pre-recorded) about the interesting spots the bus is passing through. A ‘virtual tour guide’.

We decided to start our journey by getting to KL Sentral through LRT.
You can choose to hop onto the bus at any of the twenty three spots.

The full map can be found here:

No need to worry about where to get the ticket. The ticket can be bought on the bus.

Only after we hop onto the bus, and talking to the assistant, we realise there are three generations of buses on the route. All with different designs! Regardless, all the buses are quite comfortable.

First stop: National Museum

KL Hop-On Hop-Off City Tour

This is my first time into the museum! Very informative.

KL Hop-On Hop-Off City Tour

There is even a dedicated museum for Orang Asli. Interesting.

KL Hop-On Hop-Off City Tour

Next stop: National Palace and Botanical Garden

KL Hop-On Hop-Off City Tour

As I have just been to the National Palace 2 months ago, we will not get down from the bus.

Lake Garden is next. Followed by National Mosque.

KL Hop-On Hop-Off City Tour

Dataran Merdeka. This is worth mentioning: The bus will stop for about five minutes, for you get down, snap some photos, and get onto the same bus again. Very thoughtful of the service!

KL Hop-On Hop-Off City Tour

KL Hop-On Hop-Off City Tour

KL Hop-On Hop-Off City Tour

Medan Mara. Jalan Raja Laut.Bulatan Pahang. Needless to say, we just enjoy the scenery from atop the bus.

Titiwangsa. Jalan Tun Razak. Citibank.

KLCC. Wow. Many tourists choose to alight the bus here. Many more come onto the bus.

MaTic (Malaysia Tourism Centre).

KL Tower (Bukit Nenas). The bus go all the way up to Bukit Nenas. Right where you can walk to the revolving restaurant.

One thing about this bus service: It drives you right to the front door of those tourist spots. We find it to be real convenient.

Jalan P Ramlee. KL Convention Centre and Aquaria. Karyaneka.

Bintang Walk and Golden Triangle.

We decided to hop-off here for our lunch.

KL Hop-On Hop-Off City Tour

Yes. The famous Lot 10 Hutong 十号胡同

KL Hop-On Hop-Off City Tour

Needless to say, it is very very crowded. We have to spend more than 15 minutes walking from end-to-end searching for a vacant table.

Queueing for food, and getting the food safely to our table is no easy job either. The food: I think the food in SS2 / Taman Paramount taste better.

After lunch, Son announces: I think I am having a fever.

Guess it is time to head home.

Wait for the bus at Spot Number 6.

(While we are waiting, we notice there are quite a few Go KL Bus)
(Go KL Bus is not be mistaken with this Hop-On Hop-Off bus. Go KL Bus is free, and thus eternally over-crowded)

We waited for about 15 minutes before the bus turn up. Wow. A 3rd generation bus.

For the 3rd generation bus, the anterior portion of the upper deck is … Open top. You can choose to sit at this portion, and enjoy the wind and sun.
(Not many Malaysians choose to sit here in the afternoon, as we consider ‘baking ourselves under the sun’ a kind of torture, haha).

KL Hop-On Hop-Off City Tour

Tengkat Tong Shin.

China Town.
If not for our son’s fever, we would have taken a trip to the China Town. Sigh. Maybe next trip.

KL Hop-On Hop-Off City Tour

At RM19, this Hop-on Hop-Off City Tour Bus is really value for money.
Will definitely come back for a trip next time.