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Just an ordinary girl who want to be happy and makes around happy too.

Permalink Tips Jalan-jalan ke Penang. 

1. Jika berangkat dari Kuala Lumpur,  bisa naik kereta api atau bus dari KL Sentral. Tapi berdasarkan pengalaman saya, lebih baik naik bus. Selain tempat duduk yang nyaman, waktu perjalanan menuju Penang jadi lebih cepat. Langsung turun di Komtar (pusat kota Penang). Jika menggunakan kereta api, waktu perjalanan makin panjang dan setiba di Butterworth harus naik ferry dan naik CAT bus menuju komtar.  

2. Stay di hostel atau hotel dekat Komtar. Posisi Komtar sangat strategis, bisa dengan mudah menjumpai Rapid Bus atau CAT bus.  

3. Untuk berkeliling George Town,  gunakanlah CAT bus. Tunggu di Halte yang sudah disediakan, CAT bus datang setiap 30 menit. Tidak ada “next stop announcement”, jadi lihat saja nomer halte saat bus berhenti. Tujuan dan nomor halte juga tertera di dalam bus.  Dan yang paling asik,  bus ini gratis. 

4. Untuk tujuan keluar George Town seperti Batu Ferringhi, Penang hill dan lain lain. Gunakanlah Rapid Bus. 

5. Sediakan koin mata uang Malaysia (ringgit) seperlunya.     Koin ini berguna untuk membayar tiket bus. Misalnya anda harus membayar tiket sebesar 1,4 ringgit tapi anda gunakan 2 ringgit maka anda tidak akan mendapat uang kembalian. Jadi bayarlah tiket Rapid Bus dengan uang pas.  

6. Makanan wajib yang harus dicoba di Penang adalah char koay teow, char koay kak, asam laksa, nasi kandar, rujak pasembur, fried oyster, ais Kacang, ais cendol, dan kalau ke Penang hill cobain ais Mango (rekomendasi saya). 

7. Setiap warung kopi atau mereka sebut ‘Cafe’ menyediakan berbagai makanan dan pasti enak. Tidak perlu khawatir dan tidak harus mengikuti Penang Food map. Kebanyakan ‘food stall’  menjajakan Chinese food jadi harus hati-hati karena bisa jadi ada baginya. untuk makanan yg saya sebutkan di No. 6 itu semua tidak mengandung babi. 

8. untuk rujak pasembur dan nasi kandar, bisa dijumpai di restoran India. nasi kandar unik dan enak ada di restoran Subhan di Little India. karena tidak menggunakan piring melainkan daun pisang. banyak sih restoran berlogo ‘banana leaf’  silahkan pilih saja.  

9. Karena kebanyakan ‘cafe’ / warung kopi di Penang menjual Chinese food, jadi penjual atau pelayannya orang cina dan parahnya tidak bisa berbicara bahasa inggris dan bahasa melayu, tapi kadang-kadang mereka paham sih. tapi sebaiknya orderlah makanan anda dengan bahasa melayu atau bahasa tarzan. hahahah paling praktis tunjuk gambar pesanan dan berikan kode tangan untuk jumlahnya.  

10. Cuaca Penang sangat panas untuk saya, terutama bulan juli/agustus. Walaupun saya sudah pakai sunblock setiap 3 jam sekali kulit saya tetap terbakar dan sembuhnya setelah 3 minggu pulang dari Penang ㅠㅡㅠ.  Jangan malu untuk pakai payung ya.  

11. Ambil brosur yang tersedia di hotel atau hostel tempat anda menginap. itu untuk mempermudah anda menemukan spot-spot menarik dan hal-hal yang harus anda lakukan di Penang. salah satunya berfoto dengan lukisan lucu di tembok sekitar Armenian Street. 

Mungkin segitu dulu Tips jalan-jalan ke Penang dari saya.  Jika teman-teman ada Tips lain silahkan ditambahkan di ‘komentar’.  Penang adalah tempat menarik dan membuat saya ingin kembali kesana.
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strawberry brownie kebabs.

#strawberry #kebab
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white chocolate blueberry cheesecake.

I wanna bake it! bake it bake it bake iiiitt…
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basil gin fizz: recipe here
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cookies and cream flourless chocolate cake: recipe here
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mint chocolate chip cheesecake brownies.
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chipotle flank steak tacos with salsa verde: recipe here
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Your thoughts are engraved in my heart. Your sweet name is etched on my heart forever. Your pure love is deeply embedded in my soul forever. How can I ever let you go? I breathe for you. I live for you. You are my only hope in this world where I feel so lonely and lost. You are the one with whom I want to spend the rest of my life. I love you with all my heart and soul.

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I love you more than I can say. You are in my head all day. Until the end of time you are mine. And it comes to show that, no one has ever loved anyone as much I love you.

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Korean Table Manner

Dining traditions and utensils vary from country to country, as do notions of etiquette.  Here are some examples of Korean Table Manner.

1.When in the company of elders, take your seat according to social ranking with the youngest or lowest ranked person closest to the door. After the elders pick up their spoons, others can begin to eat. Try to keep pace with elders while eating. It could be considered rude to show that you have finished your meal before elder people have. If at all possible, keep eating a bit until the elders have finished their meal.

2. The spoon and chopsticks should not be held together in one hand. Use the spoon only for rice and soup.

3. For the sake of cleanliness, do not use a used spoon for side dishes.

4. Use an individual plate for your own food when platters arrive for the entire table. Be careful not to make noises when eating and drinking. Avoid knocking your spoon, chopsticks or plates around.

5. Take food within reach and do not stretch your arms out too far.

6. After a meal, return your spoon and chopsticks to the spot where they were placed. Fold the used napkin and put it back on the table.

7. When coughing or sneezing during a meal, turn your head to one side and cover your mouth with a handkerchief as to not bother your neighbors. Nose blowing should be saved for the restroom.

source http://asiaenglish.visitkorea.or.kr

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Korean Dinning Etiquette

Dining is a very important part of Korean culture.  People tend to eat with their families or with work colleagues and rarely eat alone.  Due to Korea’s Confucian heritage there are many traditional customs that are still observed when dining. Below is an introduction to table etiquette in Korea.

Although it is always a good idea to observe another country’s customs, travelers in Korea should not feel unduly concerned about dining etiquette.  These days most Koreans are just happy to see foreign visitors taking an interest in their culture, and will not take offense if visitors do not observe all the customs.

In Korean culture, respect for your elders is very important.  Therefore, if you are dining with someone who is older than you, you should wait for them to sit and to start eating, and you should remain at the table until they have finished eating.

When the food arrives, you should first taste the soup or the stew and then try the rice and the side dishes.

imageStews, soups, and meat dishes are often served in a large communal dish rather than individual servings. Koreans believe that sharing food from one bowl makes a relationship closer. Diners can eat directly from the main dish, or serve themselves into the small individual plates provided.

When eating, Koreans are careful not to leave any traces of food on their spoon, and at the end of the meal, the chopsticks and spoon should be returned to their original position.

imageDrinking can be an important part of doing business in Korea.  The tradition is that you should never serve yourself, but someone else should fill your glass. If your fellow diner’s glass is empty, you should refill it, especially if you are drinking with someone older than you.

imageWhen eating in a group in Korea, it is rare to share the bill or ‘go dutch’.  Generally the older member of the group will pay the bill.  Younger diners might try to repay the debt by paying for coffee afterwards.

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Love Letter to My Future Husband

Dear Husband,

I don’t want us to be those parents who never act romantic in front of their children. I want our kids to learn how to really love somebody because we lead by example.

So kiss me in the kitchen while I’m pouring cereal, cuddle with me on couch during family movie night, and hold my hand while we shopping.

Let’s show them what true love looks like, so when they find it for themselves they’ll never let it go.

With Love, wife. 

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