Dapatkan khidmat nasihat tentang penjenamaan, pemasaran dan kerja sosial dari Matasura Services


Perihal kehidupan serta tips. (Gambar di Pos Betau, Pahang)


Motivasikan diri anda! (Gambar di Asrama Darul Falah (ASDAF), Bukit Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur)

Makan Angin

Makan angin di dalam dan luar negeri. (Gambar di Yangon, Myanmar)

Isu Semasa

Isu semasa di Malaysia dan luar negara. (Gambar di perkarangan Masjid Al-Aqsa, Baitulmaqdis)

Friday, November 25, 2011

Dari Malaysia ke Beirut, Lebanon

Hari pertama penerbangan dari KL terus ke Amman Jordan yang telah mengambil masa hampir 12 jam. Bertolak pada jam 10 malam waktu KL dan tiba di Amman jam 5.30 pagi waktu Amman. Setibanya di Amman, kami terus transit ke Beirut Int Airport dan mengambil masa hanya sejam.

Kami terus dibawa ke Deir El-Qamar dimana kami dapat ziarah istana Emir Bechir Chehab II. Lokasi yang berbukit bukau ini menempatkan masyarakat majmuk yang terdiri daripada masyarakat Muslim Sunni, Syiah dan Kristian. Kelihatan juga beberapa bangunan yang merupakan bekas peninggalan perang Lebanon Israel tahun 90-an. Kami dibawa ke gerai buah-buahan. 1 kilo anggur harganya hanya USD 1, bersamaan RM3 sahaja!

Selesai ziarah di Deir El-Qamar, kami terus dibawa ke bandar Beirut untuk check in di Hotel Napoleon sebelum makan malam di situ.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Overworked? 4 Signs You Need to Recharge

Sometimes it’s obvious we need a break, but in most cases we figure it out too late. When you work double-digit hours and Sundays are no longer a day of rest, feeling overworked can become the new normal. Even so you’ll eventually hit a wall, and when that happens it can take days and even weeks to recover the enthusiasm, creativity, and motivation you’ve lost.

Fortunately a few of the same techniques endurance athletes use to detect the need for additional recovery can be used to indicate when you need to recharge your work batteries. Where elite athletes are concerned, chronic overtraining can actually defeat the fitness purpose and result in decreased stamina, power, and speed; sometimes the harder they work the slower they get.

The same thing happens to us when we’re overworked. We put in more hours to compensate… and get even less done. So how can you tell the difference between feeling overworked and really overworking yourself?

I asked Jeremiah Bishop for some simple techniques anyone can use to avoid hitting a wall. Jeremiah is a professional mountain bike rider for Cannondale Factory Racing. He's a twelve-time member of the U.S. national team and is to mountain bike racing what an NBA All-Star is to basketball (except he’s currently not out on strike).

Here are ways to ensure you stay at your professional best:
Check your resting heart rate. Every day, before you get out of bed, take your pulse. (There are plenty of free apps that make it easy. Some even log results.) Most of the time your heart rate will stay within a few beats per minute. But when you’re overworked and stressed your body sends more oxygen to your body and brain by increasing your heart rate. (The same thing happens when athletes overtrain and their bodies struggle to recover.) If your heart rate is up in the morning, do whatever it takes to get a little extra rest or sleep that night.

Check your emotions. Having a bad day? Feeling irritable and short-tempered? If you can’t put your finger on a specific reason why, chronic stress and fatigue may have triggered a physiological response and sent more cortisol and less dopamine to your brain. Willing yourself to be in a better mood won’t overcome the impact of chemistry, and in extreme cases the only cure is a break.

Check your weight. Lose or gain more than a percent of body weight from one day to the next and something’s wrong. Maybe yesterday was incredibly stressful and you failed to notice you didn’t eat and drink enough… or maybe you failed to notice just how much you actually ate. Lack of nourishment and hydration can put the hurt on higher-level mental functions (which may be why when we’re overworked and feeling stressed we instinctively want to perform routine, less complex tasks.) And eating too much food—well, we all know the impact of that.

Check your, um, output. Urine color can indicate a lack of hydration (although sometimes it indicates you created really expensive urine after eating a ton of vitamins your body could not absorb.) The lighter the color the more hydrated you are. Hydration is a good thing. Proper hydration aids the absorption of nutrients and helps increase energy levels. If your urine is darker than usual the cure is simple: Drink a lot of water.

The key is to monitor each of these over a period of time so you develop a feel for what is normal for you. Pay special attention on weekends and vacations, and if you notice a dramatic change, especially a positive one, that’s a sure sign you need to change your workday routine.

Don’t say this sounds like something only elite athletes need to worry about. We all want to be the best we can possibly be, no matter what our profession, and whenever we slam into the workload wall we are far from our best.

And don’t say you don’t have the time to take a short break or get a little more sleep. You owe it to yourself to find a way.

Eventually your mind and your body will hit a wall and make you, so why not do take care of yourself, and improve your performance, on your terms?


Muhammad bin Kamarulazizi

Saturday, September 10, 2011

A Day in the Life by Most of the Most Successful CEO around the Globe 2011

Taken from Inc

Muhammad bin Kamarulazizi

Monday, August 22, 2011

Rendang Tok Paling Sedap

Sempena bulan Ramadhan ini, team Bom Kitchen menawarkan tempahan bagi Rendang Tok yang istimewa, resipi turun temurun. Harga berpatutan dengan daging yang lembut dan sesuai dimakan dengan lemang mahupun nasi. Tempahan dibuka sehingga Hari Raya Aidilfitri.

Harga 1kilo bersamaan RM55 termasuk kos penghantaran bagi seluruh negeri Pulau Pinang. Bagi peniaga pasar borong atau ingin menjadi ejen juga dialukan untuk harga lebih istimewa. Untuk tempahan, boleh hubungi

013-3490019 (Jon)
017-4880204 (Nazri)
019-2359394 (Azry)
012-3377195 (Muhammad)

Muhammad bin Kamarulazizi

Friday, August 19, 2011

Nasi Tomato Batu Lanchang

Nasi Tomato Batu Lanchang is one of the must have if you're in Penang. One of my friend told me that its also known as nasi tomato Mak Esah Buncit, but I'm not really sure weather its true or not. My first time having this nasi tomato was a blast! The fried chicken was initially cooked using woods than only with gas.

the best fried chicken

It is open daily from 12am (in the morning!) and closed normally around 2 or 3am. As early as 11.30pm people had already started queing to get the nasi tomato. Besides fried chicken, you can get beef, fish eggs and other as well. So if you're planning to come to Penang, this is another stop and should be put in your diary!

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map to Nasi Tomato Batu Lanchang

Muhammad bin Kamarulazizi

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Text Speech For Musabaqah during Ramadhan

Speech for the closing remark of the Musabaqah Hafazan with the Somali community and Fast 2 Feed program organized by Muslim Aid Malaysia Humanitarian Foundation. 10 August 2011.

Assalamualaikum wrb and good evening. Welcome to the Salahuddin al-Ayubi Mosque to you, to all Somali community, and to all the invited guest in the hall, I extend my best wishes on this holy month. Ramadhan Kareem. I want to welcome members of the Salahuddin al-Ayubi Mosque, Haji Bakhtiar, members of Muslim Aid Malaysia Humanitarian Foundation; and Members of the Somali Community Learning Center, including Mr. Fattah, Mr Ahmad and others.

We, from Muslim Aid, we have a tradition of hosting iftars that goes back several years that we called it Fast 2 Feed, or in short F2F. These events, give the opportunity for the people to sponsor our fellow Muslims such as the orphans, the poor family, disabled, single mother and even the refugees to break fast. These remind us of the basic truth that we are all the servant of Allah, and we all draw strength and a sense of purpose from our beliefs.

These events are also an affirmation of who we are as a Malaysian, a symbol of unity. Muslim Aid understood that the best way to honour our fellow Muslim, especially the Somali community in Malaysia is to be with them as part of our own society in Malaysia, helping hand in hand in education and other community development programs.

Our Founder, Yusuf Islam or popularly known as Cat Stevens understood that the best way to honor the place of faith in the lives of our people was to help people who are suffering. Yusuf Islam said that “It is part of my faith as a Muslim to try to help those who are suffering from poverty or economic or political injustice.” And that is where Muslim Aid started in London back in 1984.

Indeed, over the course of Muslim Aid history, humanitarian program has flourished within our borders precisely because every human being, not only the Muslims, but all have the rights to have better education and a proper place to live.

This is not to say that the refugee is without controversy in Malaysia. We all know that currently Malaysia is not a signatory for the UN refugee convention, but through the continuous effort from other organizations such as the UNHCR and Muslim Aid, we strive to help the refugees community have a better place to live, especially in Malaysia. We will try our best to raise funds and come out with quality program in order to make the Somali community part of the Malaysian community itself.

Tonight, we are reminded that Ramadhan is a celebration of a faith known for great diversity. And Ramadhan is a reminder that Islam has always been in our heart. The Musabaqah al-Quran which is held today is a step encouragement for youths and others to actively read and understand the Quran and at the same time to become a pious, quality and excellent youth through the wide teachings of Al-Quran such as the rule of prayers and repentance.

The Rasulullah SAW said, "The one who is proficient in the recitation of the Qur'an will be with the honourable and obedient scribes (angels) and he who recites the Qur'an and finds it difficult to recite, doing his best to recite it in the best way possible, will have a double reward.''
[ Hadith Al-Bukhari and Muslim].

Last but not least, I would like to thank everyone who is involved from the organizer itself, the donors who trust in us, in making the Musabaqah al-Quran event a reality. May Allah give us barakah in our life, insyaAllah. Thank you all for being here, and I wish you a blessed Ramadhan. Wabillahitaufiq, wassalamualaikum wrb.

Muhammad bin Kamarulazizi

Monday, August 1, 2011

Waktu Berbuka (Magrib) dan Imsak 2011 /1432H

Waktu berbuka bagi kawasan Kuala Lumpur dan Putrajaya. Bagi waktu berbuka negeri-negeri lain di Malaysia, boleh rujuk di sini.

Muhammad bin Kamarulazizi

Friday, July 8, 2011

Road Blocks and Road Closure for BERSIH 2.0

8th July 2011 - Friday
9th July 2011 - Saturday

Road Closure on Saturday: -
- Lebuh Ampang
- Bank Negara
- Dataran Merdeka
- Sogo
- Chow Kit
- Menara Sultan Ismail
- Masjid Negara
- Jalan Raja Chulan
- Jalan Ipoh
- Sentul
- Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman
- Jalan P.Ramlee
- Jalan Bandar
- Subang Jaya ( Near Segi )
- Sunway Pyramid and Subang Parade
- The Federal Highway
- LDP ( Lebuhraya Damansara Puchong )
- The KL – Seremban Highway near Seri Kembangan

Senarai Roadblocks Polis start mlm ni sampai ahad : -
- Putrajaya to KL, towards Kajang toll from Bangi,
- Jalan Enggang towards AU2 and AU3,
- from Damansara toward Penchala,
- after Bukit Jelutong/Shah Alam traffic into Kampung Subang,
- Damansara toll to Kayu Ara,
- Subang airport road,
- Jalan Haji Sirat to Taman Sri Pekan, Klang,
- front of Monash University, towards Cyberjaya,
- Jalan Kampung Pandan into KL

Additional information, the police is on stand-by since most hotels in KL is fully book during the weekend.

Taken from Facebook

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Malaysia vs Arsenal 2011!

At last, I manage to grab 3 Malaysia vs Arsenal free match tickets at the Harian Metro HQ just in front of my office. People coming to queue up as early as 8 in the morning where the tickets were only available at 10am. 1000 RM69 tickets were available for grab and people would only need to bring 14 head post from either the Harian Metro, Berita Harian or News Straits Times. One person is entitle for only one ticket and one training session admission pass. Luckily I manage to call my collegue to come and help me get the tickets since I had 3 set of head post to redeam 3 tickets. By 12pm, all the tickets were finished!

everyone wants a ticket!

So Arsenal FC, see you at Bukit Jalil on the 13th July 2011!

Muhammad bin Kamarulazizi

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Hari keempat Char Kuey Tiow Bom

Semalam sudah masuk hari keempat Char Kuey Tiow Bom dibuka di Keramat. Selama empat hari menjaga gerai char koey tiow ini, banyak juga benda yang belajar. Saya ditugaskan membuat air, Azry rakan sekolah sebagai chef dan Taufik juga rakan sekolah bertanggungjawab untuk mengambil order.

Sekarang, setiap hari balik kerja, saya terus ke Keramat untuk memulakan kerjaya sampingan di waktu malam. Pengalaman menyediakan air ini pada awalnya bukanlah suatu yang mudah. Untuk sediakan milo ais, nescafe panas agak mudah, namun yang agak sukar ialah untuk menyukat teh, atau sediakan teh tarik tau teh ais. Penyediaan teh menggunakan sarung penapis teh, dan air teh yang pekat perlu disukat dengan betul agar tidak tawar atau terlalu kelat.

Namun begitu, alhamdulillah, dari hari kehari, membuat teh menjadi agak mudah untuk disediakan. Warna asal teh perlu gelap dan ditambah dengan air panas sebelum meletakkan ais. Kini khemah juga dari asalnya dua sudah bertambah kepada empat buah. Perancangan seterusnya ialah untuk menambah meja dan kerusi.

Belum sampai seminggu lagi bisnes kecilan char kuey tiow. Harapan kami agar bisnes ini bertambah maju seperti bisnes-bisnes char kuey tiow yang lain. Amin!

Muhammad bin Kamarulazizi

Monday, June 20, 2011

The Best Char Koey Tiow in Kuala Lumpur!

Yes, this is the best char koey tiow in town! Char koey tiow bom ini terletak di Keramat, berhampiran dengan Flat Chempaka di sekitar kuarters polis dan bersebelahan dengan Lubuhraya Duke. Perniagaan bermula jam 6 petang hingga ke 12 malam setiap hari. Alhamdulillah, di hari pertama perniagaan bermula (18 Jun 2011), ckt Bom mendapat sambutan yang menggalakkan. Orang ramai di sekitar Flat Chempaka dan kuarters polis mungkin sudah perasan kehadiran kami di situ setelah khemah dipasang lebih dari dua minggu.

pelanggan di hari pertama

krew char koey tiow bom

chef Azry

tukang sedia air dan ambil order

satu pinggan char koey tiow biasa dengan tiga ekor udang

View Char Koey Tiow Bom in a larger map
peta ke Char Koey Tiow Bom

Bermula dengan hari pertama, 4 meja dan 16 kerusi disediakan untuk orang ramai. Satu pinggan char koey tiow bom berharga RM3.50 untuk biasa dan RM4.50 untuk char koey tiow special. Jangan lepaskan peluang untuk menikmati char koey tiow bom yang luar biasa sedap!

Muhammad bin Kamarulazizi

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Vacation: Kota Kinabalu Sabah, 3rd day

3rd day at Sabah.

After looking at several Mount Kinabalu packages, we manage to charter a mini bus that can fit 18 adults for only RM750 (8 hours including the tour guide). We did had several options such as a Totoya Hiace van that cost us RM400 per van. Or a bigger can like Nissan Urvan which cost RM700. The trip to Mount Kinabali will take about 2 to 3 hours so we decided to have the minibus, which was more comfortable since all of us were 11 adults, 2 children and 4 infants.

On the way to Mount Kinabalu, we stopped at Nabalu market to buy souviniors gift such as shirts, fridge magnets and key chains. We need to bargain to get good price and there are penty of choices for shirts compared to the Philiphines Markets. The price was a little bit higher compared to the Philiphines Markets.

hot spring, Mount Kinabalu

Nabalu Market

Canopy Walk entrance

not for the faint hearted

call this number for the minibus or other transportation at Sabah

the minibus that fits them all

We had our lunch at Sri Papar Restaurant, a Muslim own restaurant before making to the Hot Spring. The canopy walk and waterfall is located at the Hot Spring and it cost RM3 for locals to enter the place. The canopy walk was a 150 meter 'sky bridge' hanging from trees to trees and about more than 100 m in height. The canopy walk are not suitable for individuals with high blood pressure or heart attack.

Finally we went to Mount Kinabalu. We didn't actually go to the top but only at the bottom where there's an informative center on Mount Kinabalu. The scenerey was beautiful and thats why people would say, if you didn't visit the Mount Kinabalu, means you had never been to Sabah.

Muhammad bin Kamarulazizi

Monday, May 2, 2011

Vacation: Kota Kinabalu Sabah, 2nd day

Second day at Sabah.

We went to the jetty next to Pasar Filipin (Philippines Market) and a local guy approach us and offer us a package to the islands. We had options from the van driver and brochures from the airport for the islands package. We decided to take the package offered by the local guys since the way he deals with us is quite convincing. The price wa good, RM40 per person including trips to any two islands, snorkelling set. with life jacket.

Previously I did survey a few packages during the Matta Fair and the cost perperson for trip to the islands are mostly RM100 - RM200. But some of the packages includes barbeque. For us it would better to bring our own foods and two dozens of mineral water and just pay RM40 per person for the trip to two islands.

the boat can fit 11 adults

crystal clear

everyone on board!

feeding the fish

We snorkeled at Mamutik Island. The blue sea and corals were beautiful! We even bought bread to feed the fish. There were no signage stating don't feed the fish at Mamutik Island so it didn't stop us to feed the fishes except for Manukan Island that people are not allowed to feed the fish. We stayed at the island from 10am till 2pm before hopping to Manukan Island for another hour just for photo shoots. We went back to the mainland luckily it started to rain just after we reach the hotel.

Muhammad bin Kamarulazizi

Vacation: Kota Kinabalu Sabah, 1st day

My first time to Kota Kinabalu with my family and friends. About 11 adults, 2 children and 4 babies (5 family and 1 bachelor). Kota Kinabalu was our getaway after deciding from a few options on where to travel. The estimate cost to travel to Kota Kinabalu (flight and hotel only) for 2 adults and 1 baby is around RM700. Flights as usual we took Air Asia and for the accommodation we booked Cititel Express which cost us RM109 per night for a twin room (queen bed). Other expenses includes transportation, daily meals and shopping! Overall the total cost was around RM2000, depend on what you spend for shopping.

neat room

with LCD TV

The first day we reach Kota Kinabalu International Airport (KKIA) noon around 1pm. We chartered two 10 seater van (Hiace and Preggio) to send us to the hotel. It cost us RM50 per van which was quite ok for us. The van is available at the airport. We reached Cititel Express in half hour time and immediately check in. The hotel was nice and clean. But the room was so small, that can only fit a queen bed without any refrigerator. The bathroom was clean. Hot and cold water were available just next to the lift outside the room.

After check in, all the wives stayed at the hotel to clean up and prepare milks for the babies while the men went out to search for suitable places for dining and ground trip. We had agreed for the second day to go for the island trip to Pulau Manukan dan Mamutik. I'll share on the package that we had for the island trip on my next post.

seaweeds, yummy!

various types of seafood to choose for

the seafood stall

the seafood stall is on the right and the drink stall is on the left

For dinner, we went to the night market, just next to the Philippines Market. The night markets open at 4.30pm. We were looking for seafood off course! There's so many option and with about 10 stalls selling seafood. We had dinner at one of the stalls which looks clean and tempting. We took grouper fish (ikan kerapu), Jenahak, 2 sets of prawns, 2 sets of squids and seaweeds. It cost us RM129 which is quite reasonable for dinner for 11 adults!

We as tourist need to know, the seafood can be considered as cheap, but the drinks at the seafood stall are quite expensive. But we had options, just next to the seafood stall, you can get many types of drinks which are at the normal price. Ice blended juice fruit might only cost RM2.50 and teh tarik around RM1.50. So get your drinks at the opposite stall and its ok to bring the drinks together for dinner. If you would like to try the drinks at the seafood stall, it will cost you like RM5 and above for every drink even if you're only taking coca cola! And remember, when ever you're choosing the seafood, try to bargain for the price. Normally a lobster or big prawn may cost you RM35, but you can get it for RM15 if you're good in bargaining. Make sure you check the price before paying for the foods.

End of day one.

p/s You can contact Sadat (019-860 0204) to arrange for the transportation from the airport to the hotel. He can help arrange for tours as well.

Muhammad bin Kamarulazizi

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Tips for having a Good Vacation

Tips percutian sebelum menaiki kapal terbang

1- chewing gum
bawa sekali chewing gum dalam kapal terbang. Dengan mengunyah chewing gum, dapat mengelak dari mulut kering dan dahaga.

Justify Fullchwing gum yang mesti ada

2- bawak porch bag atau beg kecil
untuk melepasi bahagian check in atau imigresen di lapangan terbang, segala barang dalam poket perlu dikeluarkan. Adalah lebih baik sekiranya semua barang di dalam poket seperti kunci, duit syiling, telefon bimbit di simpan di dalam porch bag. Passport dan boarding pass juga boleh disimpan dalam porch bag.

membaca di dalam penerbangan

3- bawa bahan bacaan
Bahan bacaan seperti buku motivasi, novel atau majalah dapat dibaca semasa dalam kapal terbang. Penerbangan yang lama agak membosankan dan sebaiknya jika dapat diisi dengan membaca

4- mp3 atau ipod
Mp3 atau ipod juga berguna dengan "kill the time" semasa daam penerbangan. Mp3 ini boleh diisi dengan lagu-lagu kegemaran, ayat-ayat suci al-Quran atau ceramah-ceramah agama dan motivasi

5- kasut
Pastikan kasut yang dipakai adalah selesa seperti sandals atau lofer. Bagi saya, kasut sarung seperti lofer amat selesa kerana boleh ditanggalkan semasa dalam penerbangan

6- minyak wangi
Semasa berada di lapangan terbang, biasanya saya akan terus ke kedai bebas cukai yang menjual perfume, atau minyak wangi. Minyak wangi yang dibawa biasanya tidak boleh dibawa sebagai hand luggage. Oleh itu, di kedai minyak wangi bebas cukai, kita boleh sembur minyak wangi kegemaran menggunakan botol tester dibaju dan lengan.

7- air mineral dan makanan
Air mineral boleh dibeli di boarding area. Sebaiknya beli sebotol air mineral supaya dapat diminum semasa dalam kapal terbang. Bagi makanan pula, saya biasa bawa burger yang dibeli di McDonalds atau burger KFC dan disimpan di dalam porch bag. Setiap kali check in atau bahagian imigresen tidak membawa sebarang masalah untuk dibawa dalampenerbangan.

p/s tips ini hanyalah idea semata-mata dan mungkin tidak dapat diaplikasikan di semua penerbangan.

Muhammad bin Kamarulazizi

Friday, April 8, 2011

Yes, Its my Birthday!

7 April, its my birthday! And since I'm in Penang, I had my first birthday cake after 29 years! Well I'm glad I'm still young and yet to reach 30. My wife bought me a strawberry cake from Haagan Daz. My sister and his hubby gave a badminton racket, Yonex Armotec 900 with Lee Chong Wei signature, my brother gave me a gps, Garmin, can't remember the model and my parents gave me gold for me and my family's future investment. So on the same day, I went to Kuwait Finance House to open a gold account :) Thanks everyone who had been wishing me through Facebook, email and sms, I guess I had like more than 200 notification on birthday wishes!

cool packaging

gonna be the next All England champion!

Lee Chong Wei signature

995.0 fine gold

new gold account!

Muhammad bin Kamarulazizi

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

To All The Kids Out There....

Wonderful (Everclear)

Coz when it gets too sad
I think thoughts that I know are bad
I close my eyes and I count to ten
Hope its over when I open them
I want the things that I had before
Like a Star Wars poster on my bedroom door
I wish I could count to ten
Make everything be wonderful again
I hope my Mom
And I hope my Dad
Would figure out why they get so mad
I hear them scream
I hear them fight
They say bad words that make me wanna cry
I close my eyes when I go to bed
And I dream of angels that make me smile
I feel better when I hear them say everything will be wonderful some day

Promises mean everything
When you’re little and the world so big
I just don’t understand
how you can smile with all those tears in your eyes
and tell me everything is wonderful now

Please don’t tell me everything is wonderful now

I go to school and I run and play
I tell the kids that it’s all ok
I laugh a lot so my friends won’t know
When the bell rings that I just don’t wanna go
I go to my room and I close my eyes
I make believe that I have a new life
I don’t believe you when you say
Everything will be wonderful some day


No no no no
I don’t want to hear you tell me everything is wonderful now
No no no no
I don’t want to hear you say that I will understand some day
No no no no
I don’t want to hear you say that you both have grown in a different way
No no no no
I don’t want to meet your friend
And I don’t want to start over again
I just want my life to be the same
Just like it used to be
Some days I hate everything
I hate everything
Everyone and everything

Please don’t tell me everything is wonderful now…
Please don’t tell me everything is wonderful now ..
Please don’t tell me everything is wonderful now ..

I don’t want to hear you tell me everything is wonderful now……

Please don’t tell me everything is wonderful…….

Everything is wonderful now…….
Everything is wonderful now…….

Friday, March 4, 2011

My 1st Bali Trip Part II

Trip: 27 Feb - 2 March 2011
Location: Bali ( Denpasar - Kuta - Tanah Lot - Kintamani - Sanur - Jimbaran - Ulukatu )
Exchange Rate Currency: RM345 = IDR 1 Million
Accomodation: Holiday Villa Wina (RM150 perday, duluxe room)

Our 2nd day trip, we went to Kintamani to see the only volcano at Bali. On the way to the place, we stop by a coffee farm. It was a nice scenery uphill and we were offered to try taste a few hot drinks such as the ginger tea, ginger choc, Balinese coffee, lemon tea and plain chocolate. Its taste really good especially for the Balinese coffee. We also tried Luwak Coffee, which cost us IDR100k (RM35) per cup, but personally, I would prefer the Balinese coffee compared to the Luwak coffee.

from left, ginger tea, ginger choco, Balinese coffee, choco, and lemon tea

trying out Luwak coffee

What is Luwak Coffee? According to Wikipedia
Kopi luwak (Luak Coffee), or civet coffee, is one of the world's most expensive and low-production coffee. It is made from the beans of coffee berries which have been eaten by the Asian Palm Civet (Paradoxurus hermaphroditus) and other related civets, then passed through its digestive tract. A civet eats the berries for their fleshy pulp. In its stomach, proteolytic enzymes seep into the beans, making shorter peptides and more free amino acids. Passing through a civet's intestines the beans are then defecated, keeping their shape. After gathering, thorough washing, sun drying, light roasting and brewing, these beans yield an aromatic coffee with much less bitterness, widely noted as the most expensive coffee in the world.
Its sound a little bit disgusting, but its one of the most expensie coffee in the world! We continued our trip to Kintamani to see the great view of the volcano. We had option either to have a buffet lunch that cost from IDR80k to IDR100k and one of the restaurant offered halal food. How do we know its halal? One is the halal logo from the Majlis Ulama Indonesia, and another one, normally a Muslim restaurant, they will have a Musollah (surau) in it as well.

paddy field (padi huma)
Batur Volcano view at Kintamani

Market at Ubud

Monkey Temple at Ulukatu

Then we went down to see the paddy field (padi huma) before arriving at Ubud. You can experience the kampung lifestyles at Ubud and many spa and massage packages there. We went to visit another pura (temple) which requires us to wear the sarong as if we need to 'tutup aurat'. Most of the places in Bali will have their god's statue, almost 90% of the place have statues.

Nasi Padang

From Ubud, we went down south to Ulukatu to visit the Monkey Temple. The Monkey Temple is on a cliff with a nice view of the ocean. We were lucky that most of our trip didn't rain and we had the opportunity to visit many places. On the way back to Denpasar, we went to have dinner at a Nasi Padang restaurant before going back to KL the next morning. The nasi padang is unique. They will serve you all the foods on the table, and they will charge you on food that you eat only.

Muhammad bin Kamarulazizi

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