Friday, November 30, 2007

Sigh... no yummy cheesecake on my birthday!

Bites Tale : Anyone knows where to buy leech socks???

I'll be going off for "The Most Scariest Trip of My Life" soon!

And the only thing i wished for now, is to have the Red Cherry Cheesecake from Ma Baker's Cafe as soon as i got back from the trip (cos my birthday falls on the same day!). The idea is, even though i can't pick up the cake myself (as i'll be arriving home only at night!), i'm sure he'd gladly help me to do so.

So, i went to order the cake today... But, but, but...

The owner of Ma Baker's is going off for 3 days from that day onwards.. so they'll be closed.. and the day before that is Sunday (which they are closed too!).. so, unless i want to pick up the cake 2 days before my birthday... (but.. i want my cake FRESH!!!), i need to forgo this idea!!! (Ya, i know... cheesecakes can last longer.. but.. it's different.. that would not be the same.. in terms of "value".. I wanna reward myself with a fresh, yummy, cheesy mouthful of Red Cherry Cheesecake on my return from surviving my fear!.... if you know what i mean..sigh..).

So, I let go of the idea...


Pic : This is the raisin custard tart i made with "my own" recipe last friday... not really good.. better luck next time!

Thursday, November 29, 2007

Busy, Busy, Busy

Bites Tale : Went to 1st Beach Cafe last nite and had a great time watching/listening to acoustic fingerstyle guitarists, John Goldie from Scotland and Roger Wang, our very own "King of Guitarist" (i create that nickname!) performed.. anyone who was there last nite?? Did you saw the waves? Damn scary!

Life's so busy... sometimes i just wish to quit and stop doing whatever i am doing now... and never look back again.. sometimes i wonder where am i going... i think i have lost my direction...

But then, i can't.... cos i need the $$$.

Yet, some friends told me :-

"You are earning peanuts lah!"


Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Come, Let's go to Ma Baker's Cafe

Bites Tale : I saw one of my closest friend's butt yesterday... and i took a picture of it! Unbelievable... (Hey! Come back! Stop wondering... she asked me to took it! :) .... But, Not for blogging of course!)

Honestly, the only thing that is on my mind while i'm typing this is :

"Ma Baker's Cafe makes dieting impossible!!!"

It's true. I mean, i used to skip my lunch about 4 days a week after my regular lunch partner has left and i used it as an opportunity to cut down on my food intake. But ever since i read about Ma Baker's Cafe and went there to try it out myself... the word "Diet" is the last thing on my mind.

I remembered the 1st time i went there with my friend, we ordered the most raved about Chicken Chop (RM8.90).

I must say the chicken chop was nice... best of all, it is grilled. Although it was served with mushroom gravy but i personally like it on its own.. without dipping my meat into the mushroom gravy because the gravy is a bit tasteless and "watery" for me so i dipped my french fries (which is served together with the chicken chop) into it instead.

Then before we go, we ordered mango cheesecakes to take away (intended for our tea break)... that's when there is "no turning back" (no turning back to my diet plan, i mean!). Not even 5 mins i reached the office, i took the 1st bite of the cheesecake and finished it in a blink of eye.

Since that day, Ma Baker's Cafe became our favourite lunch spot and every time we go there, we tend to try out something new.. except for my friend... she is so in lurveeee with the spaghetti there.. i think she keep ordering it every time.

So these are some of the dishes we've tried there...

This is submarine (RM4.90).. a sandwich made of lettuce, tomatoes, cheese and turkey ham.. it's a good choice if you need something light for lunch.. have it with hot coffee.. it's perfect! But, it would be much better if they can heat the bun 1st before serving. (I took this pic from !)

Next, the oh-so-wanted spaghetti (RM6.90).. it's really good! We finished the whole plate every time. At first, we used to share a plate of spaghetti and a sandwich/chicken chop/chicken wings... but now.. having half plate of spaghetti just cannot satisfy our cravings.. so now we order 1 plate each without sharing.. hahaha!

Here comes my favourite! The chicken wings (RM8.90 for half dozen)... apart from the cheesecakes, this is also the main reason why they are making dieting impossible. Like what i've said, we used to share our lunch.. but now, because the chicken wings were so good and simply because we are greedy, we once ordered chicken wings for sharing eventhough we already ordered 1 main dish each... just imagine how much food we eat during lunch.. not forgetting the "take away cheesecakes" for our tea break!

Speaking about cheesecakes, the Cafe owner, Christina told me that they normally would have 5 different cakes (freshly made) everyday. So i can't tell you what you can get there... but may be because of that, i love going to her place because i get excited to know what she's got to offer on that day. Some of the cakes i've tried there are :
  • Mango cheesecake - Nice!
  • Carrot cake - Yummilicious!
  • Cheese pie - Ok, ok lah!
  • (I'm stucked here.. can't remember!!)
  • Red Cherry cheesecake - This is the most delicious of all!
Sigh... (ya, i know i should be happy..) but, i really must do something here so that i don't turn myself into a bigger piece of meatball... either i should prevent myself from going there for lunch or i should stop buying cakes from there... but... hmmm... it doesn't sound possible..

What the heck! I wanna enjoy good food lah! Oh, did i tell you her curry chicken (comes in a set @ RM9.90 served with rice & soup + coffee/tea) was very nice too? (The picture is with my friend, i forgot to bring my camera on that day!) I kinda craving for it now... may be i should try my friend's suggestion...

"Just go there la... instead of take away the cheesecakes.. let's share a piece of cheesecake.. only 1 piece.. after our meal.. then at least can cut down a bit lah!"


(For more information on Ma Baker's Cafe, please visit Ravejoint!)

Ma Baker's Cafe
Lot 2, Teck Guan Villa
Kota Kinabalu

Tel : 088-237498

Pic: How the Cafe looks like from outside!

Monday, November 26, 2007

The age Meatball wish to go back to

Bites Tale : I wish i didn't spend so..o.. much in shopping (must start to get rid of this habit) and have a savings instead!!! Because i found the thing i most desire now.. but i don't have enough savings to 'get' that!!

Thanks Bento Pet for this Tag: The Age That I Wish To Go Back To.

This is really tough for me. After so much thinking, It would be wonderful to go back to when I am 12 year old.

May be for some, 12 year old is still very young and wonder why I would wanna go back to that age. But to me, that’s was the most important year.. because it’s “decision” year.

I wish I could relive my 12 year old with a “stronger” behaviour.. I’ve never really thought which secondary school I’d like to study, what stream (science / art) I would like to be in or what I wanna achieve in life. I have this “parents, u decide for me lah!!” attitude.

Sometimes I really wonder what if I had not been so “care-less” about myself… what can I achieve now? Just for example, I used to love dancing so much when I am in my primary school days and my mum has asked me not to join dancing club when I entered to high school because she doesn’t want me to neglect my studies. But to me, I don’t see it as a problem as I didn’t really put my 100% on my studies, but then, I didn’t said what I want to her but to “obey”. So I stopped dancing till now. L

This attitude of mine even “followed” me till I graduated from my high school.. I even let my dad and my sis to choose for me what to study in college and what course to take when my dad rejected my idea of study mass communication.. I am all “you choose for me I follow only lah!!” attitude. But I didn’t really put effort in my studies, because it’s boring to me. (Luckily, I graduated. But still, what if…)

Come to think of it, what if, I didn’t let go dancing.. will I be very good in dancing? and what if, I stand on my own decision in studying mass communication, what/where would I be today?

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Title: The Age That I Wish To Go Back To
Requirement: Write about the one age that you wish to go back to and why?
Tag Mode: 5 bloggers
1st - You leave their blog and post link and add to the list below.
2nd - Let the blogger you want to tag know they been tagged by comment in their blog or etc.

The Age that they Wish to Go Back to:
Amidrin wish to go back to age 22 to correct back some mistakes in life.
Lemonjude wish to go back to age 6 to enjoy kid’s life.
Hui Sia wish to go back to age 16 to meet her first lover again.
Giddy Tiger wishes to go back to a childhood life with no worries in the world.
Rinnah wishes she could turn back time to the happiest days of her life.
Ehon doesn’t wanna go anywhere.
Chen wanna go back to age 19 to take a different pathway in life.
LB prefers to go forward, but failing that, would wish to be in China cir. 220 BC Qin Dynasty.
Everyday Healy wanted to be back in 2005, just to hear her grandpa said "Goodbye".
Sting feels that she should go back to save her rabbit...

Bento Pet has Déjà vu-d "that time in my life" eighteen years ago...

Meatball wishes she could continue dancing and study what she wants...
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Now i wanna tag these 5 friends of mine :-

1. Aron
2. Icehippo
3. Sharvy
4. Zekerene
5. Sweetiepie

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Sunday Market at Gaya Street

Bites Tale : Went out with my girlfriends last night. We are supposed to do some online shopping for Chinese New Year.. we thought we only need to provide the shipping address to send the things to London (my friend's bro) or to Singapore (my cousin) since they don't ship to Malaysia, everything was ok until the last part, where we need to enter the billing address.. turned out that the merchant don't accept credit card from Malaysia! Sigh... But we did had fun browsing the website last night! ;)

I seldom have the chance to get out of the house on Sunday mornings because i have a clean freak mum. Since everyone is busy with work on weekdays, Sundays has become the official "Cleaning Day" at home.

Luckily for me (so that i can have 1 day off from doing cleaning at home.. hehehe...), my uncle came back from Canada and he has some friends from UK who were also in town, so he asked my parents to bring them to see Proboscis monkeys and fire flies on 1 sunday. My mum has no choice but to "grant" us a day off from the weekly cleaning. She even brought us to this famous sunday market before meeting up with the others in town.

This sunday market is not only an attraction to the tourists but also to the locals... you could get about almost anything here from clothings, souvenirs, books, local delicacies, plants, pets etc. Not only that, i personally think this is also a place for you (the locals) to bump into your "long-time no see" friends. That's what happened to my mum, she met her kindergarden (pre-school) classmate! I wonder how they could recognise each other after more than 45 years!!!

Anyway, these are some of the pics i took at the sunday market specially for those who hasn't been to the sunday market for a very long time (like me!) and those who are not from KK.

Pic : Some miniatures made of don't know what but they're cute!

Pic : Sarongs and rotan bags

Pic : Want some "bling-bling"? They're selling pearls too!

Pic : Saw which one you like?

Pic : Plants

Pic : "Pirated" purses

Pic : I like the umbrella!

Pic : Beads Necklaces

Pic : Sabah Souvenirs

Pic : Colourful Magnets

Pic : Paintings by local artist

Pic : Sea shells

These are only some of the things you can get from the sunday market, there's so much more to see.. although you'll get all sweaty after a visit there due to the hot weather that day and the crowd, but it's worth to go even though you don't have anything to buy!

Pic : Can you see which one is not real?