Tuesday, June 30, 2009

bali, indonesia part II: Luwak coffee

2nd day in bali, we stopped by at a coffee plantation on our way to kintamani. the wonderful thing is, they served u free coffee ere!
so while enjoying 1 cup after another, (damn gud cuppa), i saw sumthin, err... movin..

cute, aite? (thnx 2 jaja act 4 alerting me on dis. i was so into my coffee so i dun even bother wut were happening around). this cute lil animal is called paradoxurus. sound like a dino aite? hehehe.. locals call em luwak. its a small civit-like animal that loves coffee damn much (yup, welcome to my club, mr luwak). So what is the relation between me, coffee and this cute lil guy (apart from our craving for coffee)? hmmm..

"These little mammals live in the trees and one of their favorite foods is the red, ripe coffee cherry. They eat the cherries, bean and all. While the bean is in the little guy's stomach, it undergoes chemical treatment and fermentations. The bean finishes its journey through the digestive system and exits. The still-intact beans are collected from the forest floor, and are cleaned, then roasted and ground just like any other coffee. The resulting coffee is said to be like no other. It has a rich, heavy flavor with hints of caramel or chocolate. Other terms used to describe it are earthy, must and exotic. The body is almost syrupy ant it's very smooth"
-coffee plantation-


this is the coffee.....

and this is the guy who's having coffee made of animal's poo. yikes or yummy?


ok...then we went to kintamani & had our lunch thr. otw 2 ubud, i saw dis, n i like it so i shot it:

balinese women on their way to pura (temple).

more pics & stories in the nxt post......

Friday, June 26, 2009

bali, indonesia

recently, i went to bali, indonesia. spent my 4 days thr, visiting places and meeting wonderful ppl. i'll summarized my jalan2+shopping (not me la shopping, my sis, damn man dis gurl really knw hw 2 shop) ere, sharing pics and stories. enjoy!

Barong Dance in Batubulan, Bali, Indonesia

The first place we went was Batubulan, bout 1 hr driving from our hotel in Kuta beach. We went thr to watch Barong Dance. niceeeee~

the performance started at 0930hrs. Here's a brief description 'bout barong dance:

"Barong is probably the most well known dance. It is also another story telling dance, narrating the fight between good and evil. This dance is the classic example of Balinese way of acting out mythology, resulting in myth and history being blended into one reality.
The story goes that Rangda, the mother of Erlangga, the King of Bali in the tenth century, was condemned by Erlangga's father because she practiced black magic. After she became a widow, she summoned all the evil spirits in the jungle, the leaks and the demons, to come after Erlangga. A fight occurred, but she and her black magic troops were too strong that Erlangga had to ask for the help of Barong. Barong came with Erlangga's soldiers, and fight ensued. Rangda casted a spell that made Erlangga soldiers all wanted to kill themselves, pointing their poisoned keris into their own stomachs and chests. Barong casted a spell that turned their body resistant to the sharp keris. At the end, Barong won, and Rangda ran away." (www.indo.com)

and dis is Mr. Barong.

"Somebody can die or get seriously injured in a Barong dance. It is said that if Rangda's spell is too strong, a weak soldier may not be able to resist it, even with the help of Barong. He may end up hurting himself with his own keris." Gempakk siottt! kebal beb...

more pics to come, chiowwww!!!

Saturday, June 13, 2009

kenot tahan maaa...

the beach

pantai kijal in black n white.

tgk pic beach ni, x sabar ar plak nk tunggu cuti. esok final day aku kejer, luse turun kl, lepak 1 day, pastu aku n entourage (perghhh, bajet artis) berangkat ke destinasi. hehehehe, best2..

doa2 ar xder mamat/minah H1N1 batuk2 seblh aku nnt...mintak jauh!

Friday, June 12, 2009

encik gajah

went to the recently opened kemaman zoo, terengganu. hoping to see tigers but nope, tigers were not thr. in the near future, they said. so ok. then i met this beautiful creature, mr. elephant.
took a 20++ mins ride. more pics 2 come...

Thursday, June 11, 2009

black n white II

aging, dilapidated, decomposed... dts not da words ppl wud love to hear alot. but sure thing those stuffs make good pics.

one of shophouses in dungun, terengganu.

Thursday, June 4, 2009


keropok. aku kalo balik kl sure mak aku kirim soh beli keropok. auntie2, kakak aku pun rajin soh aku beli keropok. satu hari, time kat kedai jual keropok, aku cam rase nk tgk camner la org buat keropok. so, mcm ni la rupanya...
mula2, ikan2 utk buat kopok ni (ikan tamban, mcm kt dlm pic ni) derang kener ar siang dulu. ikan derang dpt from kuala kemaman n balok, pahang. so ader la 1 team yg tukang siang ikan2 ni.

lepas tu, ikan2 di pass plak g department lain utk further process.

ni makcik zaharah, tokey besar company kopok ni. dh 8 thn dlm bisnes kopok.

jemur kopok

end product.

pictures was shot at kuala kemaman, terengganu darul iman.


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