Wednesday, March 24, 2010

My sister's Oral Presentation

Mamak Stall, A culture in Malaysia.

Mamak stall has been a big impact and is now a culture in Malaysia. We are very well known for our teh O, roti chanai and chapati.

Where do we get this? The mamak stall.
In Malaysia, especially around Shah Alam and Subang Jaya, mamak stalls are swimming all over the place, every shop lot corner and developed areas.
Why are mamak stalls so famous?
First, it’s because it caters to Malaysians till late at night. The only place a person can rely to look for food late at nights are mamak stall because they open up from morning to morning. From 7am till 3 or 4 in the morning or at times, 24 hours. From breakfast, to lunch to dinner and back to breakfast. This shows how reliable mamak stalls are.

Second, mamak stalls cater to everyone. I mean, everyone. From children, young adults, adults and old people. My brothers and sister go to mamak stalls all the time cause they say it’s fun. Moreover, mamak places are ideal places for overworked society to go to after working hours to unwind and relax before coming home. It’s a cheap place with a pretty nice environment to go to, who would not want that?

Teh tarik, teh o’ limau suam, and teh halia are some drinks examples you can find in mamak. Other than that, rice with mixed chicken, beef, and seafood gravy can be found during lunch. Late at nights, a person can easily ask for Maggie goreng or nasi goreng kampong to satisfy the late night hunger pangs.
Pelita, MMZ, Tanjung Khulafah, Khalifah and Daud are just some of the examples of popular mamak stalls nearby to Bukit Jelutong. So this shows how popular and how demanding a mamak stall is. With that, thank you.

> An oral presentation my sister asked me to help her with. Yes, as the sweet kind older sister, I did everything for her. I'm done with boring topics, after a few minutes of thinking. talking about mamak stalls seems like a good idea. we see it everyday, we go to mamak on a daily or weekly basis. Mightly as well I preach to 13 year old school kids. they'll know the "lepak mamak" culture soon anyway. <

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

It's been awhile.

Yeap, it has been awhile since I blogged. I have been busy, up to my neck with school work, school activities, family and friends. (the same excuse/reason all the time).
Early March, a trip to Melacca for Malaysian Debate Open --> MDO <-- and it was awesome. Probably one of the best experience of my life. The taste of independence, freedom and to a certain extent, the taste of responsibility. Instead of staying in UiTM Lendu, we ended up paying RM40 each at the hotel (inclusive of b'fast). The raided parties, the "mix & match" rooms are all part & parcel of being in a hotel for 4 days and 3 nites but the UT Mara teams were very focused and am proud to be part of them. xo.

Adjudicating, surprisingly was tiring. Listening to 6 speakers for 6 rounds, evaluating, understanding and focusing took so much of my energy but everything was all good. Meanwhile during the nite, games of Mafias & Swine cards >ZINGABALES<, trips to McD and 7Eleven. Grand dinner, bowling parties, dinner at Chief Minister's bigass home. How could that not be the greatest memories..?

Came back to more events. The No Wine & Cheese Party 2010. Lucky enough for me, I got the part for M.C. and of course, it came with the big big responsibility which means more work & more tiring nites. The BIG night was awesome tho minus a couple of drama. Talented singers, guitarist, bass players, organist. I mean the law fac was swimming with unrecognized talented peeps.

<-- Ecah, *My classmate* & Me

After some time passed, a few tests answered ridiculously and a Malay presentation presented in English, it came down to my birthday week (the end of the month). A birthday party was planned with a party planner and my beloved Makde & Uncle Ali at their home in d'Puncak. Yes, a party planner that my uncle, aunty and papa had to pay. I didn't expect it to be big but still do appreciate it. Those who came, you guys are awesome. The crowd was bigger than anyone expected, the food was awesome, the birthday cupcakes were HUGE. I mean huge, huge. and I love my cousin, Kak Nad for baking it for me, rasyad and mama. I love u, Makde, Uncle Ali, Papa, Kak Nad and Dilah (Photographer for the nite).

I may be busy and distracted, but what distracts me the most are the broken pieces I could never fix.