After a long Raya break, SNUCOE finally got together in Taman Merawan for a Raya potluck party. Everybody brought food both cooked and bought and there were games and of course lots of laughter. We had spaghetti bolognaise, potato salad, bread pudding, ketupat palas, lemang, rendang etc.
Ayue and I went to our 1st Ukulele class on Penang island on the 8 September. We discovered the class on Groupon and it only costs us RM30 for 4 Saturdays of one-hour classes. Manuel Ukulele is the where the class is held, right in the heart of Georgetown. After two classes, I still cannot play a full song but I bought one Concert sized Ukulele to practice at home. Progress has been very slow these days as I am rarely home and alert enought to give it my full attention. Our ‘teacher’ is Mr Chew and he has a unique sense of humour. He even compared the a double string ukulele with a double cheeseburger. According to him, ukulele means ‘dancing flea’ because your fingers look like they are dancing when you are playing the ukulele. The correct way to pronounce ukulele is ooo-koo-lay-lay.
Ultimate Penang Weekend
So I spent the whole long weekend going back and forth from Kulim to Penang. On Saturday for Ukulele class and coconut shake in Padang Kota. We also went to Fiza’s family home in Felda Teloi Timur, Kuala Ketil, Kedah and got a taste of the calm kampung atmosphere.
Sunday was spent in Strait Quay and Feringghi, but sadly I had no pictures of that day. It was a do-nothing Sunday and we basically did nothing on the beach and went food hunting all day. One of my favourite spots on the island is Delicious on the quay and I took Q there. It’s the perfect place to just sit down and talk and catch up. It has been more than 2 years since we hung out like that but it is as if nothing changed at all.
Monday was spent going all the way to Balik Pulau for Laksa Janggus with Pura and then around Feringghi again. Yup, I definitely cannot get enough of Penang 🙂
Padang Kota Coconut Shake & Mee Sotong
I’ve been telling Ayue about the mee sotong in Padang Kota for some time now and I was glad that she loved it. It was basically mee goreng mamak with sambal sotong, but the combination with coconut shake made it beyond awesome. We then enjoyed the breeze at the Esplanade while Ayue’s boyfriend played the ukulele.
Laksa Janggus & Feringghi
It was my 1st time in Balik Pulau. This is the place to look for durian during the durian season. It is also well known for its Laksa. The laksa had a thick gravy and price was considered cheap by my standards, starting from RM2.50 per bowl. The ABC or shaved ice dessert was yummy too. On the way to Feringghi from Balik Pulau, we stopped by the Teluk Bahang dam to take pictures with the picturesque sunset behind us.
The Feringghi night market is the perfect place to look for pirated goods. Haha. Nothing caught my attention that night, I got a henna tattoo instead. An intricate design on one hand is RM 10.
Then we continued food hunting, this time for burger bakar at Stadium Bandaraya. The boys couldn’t wait to dig into the giant meat sandwich.
Later that night I followed Adam to pick Awong up from Penang International Airport and finally got home around 1am.
I love long weekends filled with friends and food and endless conversations. 😉