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Mocha with what?

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I visited Johor Bahru more than a week ago. There’s this new mall next to City Square Mall. It’s called Komtar. In there is a very atas (upmarket) supermarket. Thought it’d be interesting to check it out. Here’s one product that stood out among the shelves. I picked it up, looked at it, got disgusted and put it back on the …

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Funny Sights in Malaysia

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I recently went on a short trip to Malaysia, and had the chance to walk around for a bit. Here are some funny sights I saw! 1. Deformed Blocks! Why buy Lego when you can buy “Deformed Blocks?” Buy this set and you can build a (sub)Optimus Prime with Down Syndrome!   2. Brutally Honest Sign This sign made me laugh only because they’re …

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The History and Idea behind Chinese Paper Offerings and the Variety of Paper Goodies!

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The Chinese festival of Qing Ming (清明節 Qingming Jie) just passed a few days ago. This is the time of the year where Chinese would pay respects to their dearly departed relatives and ancestors by visiting and cleaning up their tombs, and to offer both paper offerings and food. Historically, the ancient Chinese (around the time of Confucius and before) …

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Curry Chee Cheong Fan!

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If you’re not from Malaysia, this dish probably sounds very strange. Sure, curry is tasty and chee cheong fan (it’s a kind of steamed noodle roll made from rice flour) is just as tasty. But curry and chee cheong fan? For many non-Malaysians, this seems really odd. When I first heard about it, I had a horrified look on my …

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My Dream Sewing Machine

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It’s amazing just how much technology has developed! Even the humble sewing machine has evolved into something really awesome! Let me show you my dream sewing machine: Oh wow… I can’t wait for the day I get this! It’s on my wish list. Unfortunately, I’m not able to afford it because these super high-tech sewing machines cost more than SGD$1000! …

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Interesting Toothpaste Facts and Stuff You Probably Didn’t Know About Everyday Items!

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The other day, while squeezing my tube of toothpaste to brush my teeth, I noticed something very interesting: Can you see what’s interesting about this photo? There’s a Halal certification logo on my tube of toothpaste! (The Halal logo is to certify that the product is ok for Muslims to use/consume) How odd! The first thought that went through my …

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Crossing the Causeway for a Pilgrimage

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Today, my friend and I crossed the Causeway for a little pilgrimage to a very special place in our hearts – both figuratively and literally (more about that later! Haha!) As it turns out, the Causeway today was extremely busy because of the annual Chingay procession, which is an extremely large-scale Chinese religious procession. No, we weren’t there for the …

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Malaysia KFC

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If you have friends from Malaysia, you’ve probably heard them say that the KFC there tastes way better than the KFC in Singapore. I’ve heard it said many many times, and as a huge lover of fried chicken, I’ve been yearning to have a taste of the awesome Malaysian fried chicken. Last Sunday, I finally had a chance! Unfortunately, I …