Monday, August 26, 2013

Halal Wonton Noodles in Johor Bahru/UTM Skudai

I have never tasted any wonton noodles in my life before because this is a Chinese Delicacy and it's normally non-halal here in Malaysia. But when I studied in UTM Skudai, I had the opportunity to find a Muslim stall selling wonton noodles. The exact location is in the cafeteria located at K11. The name of the stall is OK Wantan Mee. The stall is owned by a pair of husband and wife and they will make you feel like home with their fantastic treatment. For a regular like me, the wife can predict what I will order even before I said anything.

They serve the dry version as well as the soup version. They also have variety of noodles to choose, from the normal wantan noodles, ramen noodles or even "Raja" noodles. Just ask the owner for the perfect noodles to pair with the kind of serving you desire (dry version or soup version).

They also serve an out of this world Chicken Rice with an affordable price. During the month of Ramadhan, they provide delivery service for "sahur" specially for the students staying in "Kolej 11".

If you are not a UTM student but you wish to taste this great meal, you can visit their other outlet located at Angsana shopping mall food court. It's just 2 stalls away from the "Rojak Asma" stall. They serve the same menu as in UTM except  this outlet do not serve chicken rice. Since UTM is having their semester break and as an ex-student who do not have total access to the university compound, I get to opportunity to relive memories during my study years last weekend where I visited the Angsana outlet and get my hands on a bowl of "raja" noodles in wonton soup. It is as tasty as ever and worth every penny.

If you are a student in UTM and never heard about this stall, go on an pay a visit at K11 cafe or if you are planning to visit Johor Bahru, don't forget to make a stop at Plaza Angsana for this great food!

Friday, August 23, 2013

It's all about perspective

The definition of perspective that I got out of Google is "a particular attitude toward or way of regarding something; a point of view." Trust me, for common people like me, I would only think this word only applicable for some art sculpture or painting on how you look at and how you would define those art works. 

Well get this, it's applicable on your daily life too! Here's a simple example, 

A couple of days ago I was hanging out with the Human Resource personnel, suddenly, she mentioned my colleague's name and ask me to show her which one is this person. After pointing her to the right direction, then, I asked her "what's up?". Well, for a typical hr person, they would keep everything as a secret, so, she just said "Nothing". 

As a normal human being (normal I guess), I started to think that maybe my colleague is going to get a raise or she gets promoted. I can't help but feeling a little bit jealous about it. After that, I went on straight to my colleague with the "great" news (based on my perspective that she's getting a raise or's great isn't it?). Then I told her that the hr personnel is looking for her, guess what pops out of her mouth??? "Why is she looking for me?? Did I do anything wrong??" I just smiled at her and told her that it's all about perspective, the hr people might be looking for her to give something nice like a raise or a promotion, instead she went on a look on the negative part of it. 

How I would conclude the situation would be, your perspective on a certain occasion is based on which shoes are you in. In my case, I was the "jealous colleague", hence, I started to think that she's getting all the great things that I don't think I can ever get. For her on the other hand, she can't help but feeling guilty maybe due to some small mistakes she had done before. Anyhow, it's important that you need to have a correct perspective on any situation, so that you won't feel sad or stress about it later. Imagine being in my friend's shoes, she might still feels guilty and cannot stop thinking about why is that hr person looking for her. In order to have peace of mind, look everything in the positive perspective, then you can think properly if you ever stuck in a bad situation.

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

I believe in no such thing as racism in Malaysia!

Hello! Thanks to my boss whom I always complaint about on this blog, he suggested that I write any "logical" input I have on daily basis. Hence, here I am posting a blog the moment I reach home, still in my office attire.

I believe all those racist issue were raised because people are just purposely trying to cause chaos. Apparently, even after they talk about it on almost daily basis, none of us are affected by it. My first example is of what had just occurred to me a couple of minutes ago. Here's the story:

I was walking towards my apartment from the car park, when I was about to cross the road, there was an Indian girl who ALMOST run over me with her bicycle (Please notice the word "almost", it didn't happen okay!). In order to avoid the accident, I just had to stop walking and let her pass through since she seemed unable to control her bike. Even though, nothing happened and no one gets hurt, she still said "Maaf", and I ended up giving her a smile without being angry at all.

Furthermore, back in my secondary school, more than half of the students in my class are non-Malays and we had no problem at all. I remembered going to the mall for a movie with them, and there was even once, we had a trip and I stayed in a room with two Indian girls and a Chinese girl. We had so much fun as if nothing divide us.

To conclude, if you were ever being annoyed with people from other race and started thinking "Typical Chinese/Indian/Malay", think back again, have you ever met people of your race that has a bad attitude as the people from the other race that you are annoyed with? I believe the answer would be YES. Then, you will realize, it's not about the race, it's all about that person itself that cannot behave properly.