Thursday, August 9, 2012

First times in Melaka

To clear my last post, the "roadtrip" was actually just a weekend getaway to Melaka with the above sakais for ms.Chan's birthday *hides from people who were gonna throw things at me for drawing misleading things in the last post*

Honestly although my mom's hometown is Melaka, I hardly ever get to go down Jonker. And this is the first time I manage to experience different things at Jonker than the usual eateateat (although we DID eateateat for this trip anyway...*pinches belly*)

This is first time I stayed over at Jonker. Chose Hotel Puri  and got a shock of our lives to see swallows at night at their ceiling walls (eh! Looked like bats okay!) O_O Just to realize ....actually it's bird's nests...

First time ate Keluak. More like found the existence of it...-_- please don't ask me to describe the taste, it has this indescribable taste and it's just surreal eating it. plus it's all black! Cause you have to dig into the seed to eat it....and it's just like eating a lot of black stuff that feels like moist sand but thankfully, I'm sure taste better than sand ...RM1.50 per keluak seed.
Stumbled upon the above, I loved the shop! Filled with pretty detailed clay pottery works. I especially liked the ones that are used as lights. Can you imagine what silhouettes will be on the wall when they are lighted up? :D I personally think they will make good centerpieces for small, warm weddings.

Melaka is really filled with artsy-crafty people who devote themselves to their passion. The person behind all these (so rude of me! I did not ask for his name!) together with his wife, have been doing it for 17 years now. Right after college they experimented and honed their skills and they are still doing so up till today. There are no re-makes and everything is one-of-a-kind. His shop is also filled with wonderful paintings which are actually done by his brother and his brother-in-law. The love and talent for art does run in his family's blood!

Melaka is also filled with artsy-fartsy tourists!
kuakuakua* Spent a good time reading all the guests posts at Limau Limau Cafe.

Also, this is my first time witnessing ms.Boey going crazy bout badminton (actually, just over Lee Chong Wei) and going in and out almost every cafe/restaurant/pub we passed by that has a TV, asking if they were going to play the match later at night.
We will come back next year to find this LOL
Settled for Bistro 11 cause that was the only place at Jonker showing O_O
Amount of people who were there to support.
My first time doing something like this O_O  Furthermore, at Jonker! With sooooo many people! O_O and the decibels of support, it's like WOAH O_O and even when he lost, people still clapped for the game well played and I was trying so hard not to sniffle when I saw Dato' LCW's tear :(
Sitting there (front row somemore! ms.Boey actually asked the waiter to book the seats for us while we go have dinner ELSEWHERE instead...) must order something at the very least la like this...
Just to see 3 SAME SIZE MUGS reached the table....So I should really thank Dato' Lee Chong Wei for indirectly giving me 1/2 pint of free beer (better than ice-cream no?) but honestly, next time I will stick to my wine/cider/hard liquor instead. Definitely don't mind free 1/2 pint of wine! Although I might die from drinking that whole lot! *laughs*

Also, my first time feeling left out from all the this "high-techness"  T_T
Before this, road trips were always filled with sleepless nights from endless bickering!
Guess it's time to bring books out during trips again. 


  1. hahaha... the drawing at Limau Limau Cafe is hilarious! once again, very nicely done post! :)

    1. hahah funny right? if you have the chance to go, can read many others ! :D

  2. Just an info, Keluak is poisonous and usually only pros date to handle and cook them as they need to remove the poison carefully.

    And there are a couple of eleven there. one of them is a gay bar. :P

    1. never knew! O_O so it's like eating fugu in Japan!
      hahah well, the one i went to, even if it is a gay bar. for that night confirm for 2 hours wasnt la :P

  3. owh, so awesome watching finals at Melaka eh? hahaha :P

  4. yeah at first couldn't understand your first post lol. let's go for road trip together! confirm will talk throughout the night :D

  5. it has been a long time i did not visits Melaka also..
    wish to go there too~

  6. Wow, must have been quite an atmosphere indeed. Expendables 2 review

  7. Kian Fai Koh : hahaha definitely something different and can't be done on any other melaka trips

    pawprints : Set date ba!

    Mr Lonely : awhs! must go down to eateateat

    Tony Teh: yes! but I am sure won't lose to KL's atmosphere

    yuyue : cause friends' birthday trip? haha