Pictorial Penang, you say?
Posted on January 16th, 2009 by Lilian • Filed under: Life and rants
Domino says, “Janganlah slow down on blogging. What you can do is, just do short and frequent posts with lots of photos lor.” So, here are the bunch of photos I took today.
Georgetown, Penang is actually quite a slum area. The tallest building in Penang is of course the Komtar building. But Komtar is not surrounded by gleaming, modern buildings like KLCC. Instead, it is surrounded by slum areas and broken prewar buildings. Not that we are complaining because all these old buildings, traditional industries and quaint, ancient buildings with toothless centenarians are what give the island its signature charm, i.e. Orient lure.
I know I just made Komtar into another Leaning Tower of Pisa because of the faulty chip in my brain where I captured every photo senget senget wan. Eventhough this new camera has grid lines, I still managed to capture senget horizon, senget building and senget everything.
Enough about the city. On with the foods.
Momo, this is kau sah jee 932. Keat laa suey boey. Very nice wan. Next time go kopitiam, remember to act cool and say, “kau sah jee peng jit ou”.
And this is the siew mai I just made. The problem with me, being a food blogger is when people see foods, they see foods and they eat the foods. But me? When I see foods, I see potential, money, blog post, #1 on the world search results, lots of traffic…….
I made the siew mai because on the wantan package, they show siew mai as the serving suggestion photo. My little boy said, “Mommy, why you no make the siew mai like they show on the package?” Now, I have an extra post on siew mai recipe.
Okie, I am going to some funeral wake now. I hope they serve nice nice hawker foods like red bean soup, char bee hoon and other good foods. Nowadays, in Penang, if people die hor, they don’t just die. Their family also must make sure they get the best caterer to provide supper for those who come to the funeral wake. Those rich families even have buffets. Haiyor, likedis, I every night go find one funeral wake to visit, I no need to spend money buy meals hor?
BTW hor, the moral of the story of not marrying too many wives is, when you die hor, you better make sure you give equal distribution of your properties. Otherwise hor, those children who get lesser portion, they skali don’t want to attend your funeral wan. So, if you think you are ‘hang fook’ (happy) with 20 children from four wives, think again.