One of the most striking thing about Macau is the taxi driver don't talk in the journey from the airport and during other trips. Maybe it is just me but I hate chatty cabbies. When you arrive at a strange new destination, there are many things on your mind and you hate small talk. The Malaysian ones are horrible. Being down liners for some pimps, they will shock passengers with "Sir, you want young Thai chicken?" "You mean spring chicken? No thank you. I had some on the plane" I will reply.
Memories Of Busy Hong Kong.
In Hong Kong, we went to a McDonald's because we had Malay media crew members from Bernama and NTV 7 with us. One of the guys wanted to eat fillet o fish which was a safer bet than many porky places around Hong Kong.
I believe it is much easier finding halal restaurants in Hong Kong these days. Anyway, I was chomping on a burger and a Hong Konger or Hong Kie seated opposite me kept looking at me or the bottom of my seat.
The sun sets very early in Hong Kong during winter season. It was November when I was there. If I am not mistaken, it was only 6 pm local time. We were at Victoria Harbour and a Malaysian Star Cruise ocean liner or cruise ship was docked there. What a lovely coincidence.
Was looking for pics of my Hong Kong trip. Asked Samantha Tan of Bernama, who went with me. She lost all her pics too. It was 2007 and, amazingly, she is still with Bernama today.
At last, I found some pics on my old blog after contacting Sam to get her to recall the year in question and the name of the product launch we attended. We took a hovercraft to Hong Kong from Macau where we attended the product launch.
Waiter, There's A Beauty Queen Mussel In My Pineapple.
Was quite pleased with my own order of Pineapple Fried Rice. The dish is normally fried rice served in a hollowed out pineapple half. This is the Piña Colada of the local food world. Normally some pineapple pieces are fried together for aroma and authenticity.
Pui See made a good menu decision with Hum Choy (Cantonese) or Kiam Chye (Hokkien) Soup with Tofu (咸菜豆腐汤). Can't remember what it is labelled as in the menu. The main vegetable is salted, preserved, or pickled mustard greens.
It is a traditional Chinese soup and an assortment of ingredients were boiled together. It included pork, tomatoes, carrots and onions. The tomatoes enhance the already sourish taste. T̶h̶e̶ ̶d̶i̶s̶h̶ ̶c̶o̶m̶e̶s̶ ̶w̶i̶t̶h̶ ̶p̶l̶a̶i̶n̶ ̶r̶i̶c̶e̶.̶
Remember I mentioned that economical spectacle shop in Sungai Wang? I took my mom there today with the help of the ever kind and helpful PuiSee Chu (Fb). She took me there on my first visit. Not only is Pui See so patient and understanding, she is also very good with elderly people such as my mom. Me and mom were so touched. We felt so blessed and thankful to have such a caring and genuine friend.