My turn…

When I met Julia for the first time, she was with her cousin, Luke – I had got acquainted with both of them through my blog. The two are presently studying in Perth, Western Australia and are currently back in town for the summer holidays. That day, an ex-student of mine – their friend, Justin, came with them…and he so kindly picked up the tab for the lunch that we had. So, I promised them that I would take them all out for dinner one day…and finally I did.

We wanted to go to the new CafeCafe @ The Ark but it was closed for the week…so we ended up at the original outlet instead…

With Julia @ Cafe2

Actually, they also have another one at the Giant Hypermart/Megamall now.

Julia had the baked creamy chicken chop rice (RM19.00)…

Baked creamy chciken chop rice

…while I had the Indian chicken masala rice set (RM15.00)…

Indian chicken masala rice set

Both the two boys, Luke and Justin…

Luke & Justin

…had their celebrated cincaluk fried rice (RM10.00)…

Cincaluk fried rice

The Chinese New Year decorations were up already…

Cafe2 CNY decor

…and everybody’s orders came promptly except mine. For want of something to do, I browsed through the menu and wondered…

Side others

…what others they served by the side or did they mean otters? LOL!!!

It turned out the chef missed my order and I had to wait for a VERY long time to be served. Tsk! Tsk!ย Thankfully, what I got in the end was good – like most everything else at this place and besides, I did not want to embarrass my young friends so I did not make a scene – I merely mentioned it in passing to one of the young bosses and the nice guy apologised profusely for the slip.

Well, what goes around comes around. As we were walking to our cars, one of the waiters came running after us to return my camera to me – I had forgotten all about it and had left it on my seat. Phew!!! I would be quite upset to lose my fairly new camera, I’m sure…

Author: suituapui

Ancient relic but very young at heart. Enjoys food and cooking...and travelling and being with friends.

58 thoughts on “My turn…”

  1. wah. good honest waiters!

    i don’t likey cincaluk cos of their smell, berry fishy.

    The nice and friendly boss knows me quite so well…so I guess if I had gone back later, it would still be there waiting for me. Aiyorrrrr…..Malacca people, don’t like cincaluk? Sei Lo! But I think it’s just fried rice and they give the cincaluk separately as a dip…in case there are people who do not eat it…like you.

  2. Oh yummzzz!!! Most of their food is nice. I hope Le Ark is open when I go back ๐Ÿ™‚ It’s my turn also for my next mam mam session with someone. Hehehe!

    Good news!!! The boss said their outlets will be open every night throughout the whole Chinese New Year holidays. Went to The Ark the following night – see tomorrow’s post! LOL!!! ๐Ÿ˜€

  3. I’m okay with cincaluk… and budu too… been some time since I had it.

    Oooooo…Shereen’s favourites! She’ll be drooling, I’m sure.Muahahahaha!!!! ๐Ÿ˜€

    1. This Arthur darn busuk hati!!..everyday tayang all the contraband!*sulk*

      What? What? *blinking eyes innocently… LOL!!! ๐Ÿ˜€

      1. Kesian Shereen… tak apalah…since u kenot makan all these, he makan on ur behalf ma. Mwhahahahaha!

        No need to kesian her lah! She’ll be in Sibu again soon enough…and hopefully she’ll stay longer this time so she can enjoy more of the things here in Sibu. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  4. LOL…after all the glorious food and the young company, it is not surprising that you nearly lost your camera!! Yes, all is forgotten when the staff are honest… It is not uncommon for me to leave my things on the table.. but yes, thank God that the staff calls me or at times, they will keep for me till I come back for them.. (provided I remember!) My umbrellas always keep missing actually… hmmm….

    Old age catching up with us…what to do? Sighhhh!!!!

    1. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ I dun think it’s because of old age… young people are forgetful too… these days, I lack concentration and keep forgetting things too… so blur since my anak’s school start. Going gila liao… ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

      Young people! Not so calm and composed as old people, I guess.. Gets excited and impatient easily… ๐Ÿ˜‰

  5. maybe they just need some more extra time to cook the food from scratch, unlike others that just scoop from those readily cooked and just heat it up for you.. but hey, they gave you back your camera, else others who dine with you won’t have to wait to eat next time!! :p

    No lah…the chef missed the order in the list but it was all right. Was not in a hurry to go anywhere.

  6. Leaving things and walk away is like part of me now. I have lost many things:( So now, I try my best to hold on to things like my life when I am out and about and not leave it on the table. There was once I left my handbag in the toilet of KLIA and walk off without it and fortunately, my niece was with me and noticed I did not have my handbag and when I rushed back to the toilet, it was still there!! PHEW!!! It was not the money that I was frantic about, it was the passport I had inside the handbag that I did not want to lose. And then, few nights ago, I had dinner with my classmates and I brought them some desserts and I left the bag where I kept the empty containers on the floor and walk off without it. Fortunately they are cheap stuff so I did not even both to go back to the restaurant. You are such a nice person. You can get along well with young and old. You remind me of my first late husband Mike. I know if he is alive, you guys will be great friends.

    LOL!!! I left my handphone in the toilet booth at Kuching airport…and later as I was sitting there, somebody came out holding it in the air and asking, “Siapa punya?” Luckily it was a 3310, the one we can use to crack crab shell – otherwise, I would probably never see it again… ๐Ÿ˜‰ Ya…I’m glad that young people can tolerate me and I do enjoy their company – none of the boring and depressing cares of the world that many adults would keep harping on about…

    1. Young people can tolerate you because you’re not a nag la… try to buat perangai like my MIL and see…suka scold, nag and pry ppl’s private lives… sure semua orang cabut la. I like you… I like Claire and Quay Po too. Quay Po especially gives me a very warm feeling… first time I met her, she summore hugged me leh. So syok…just like my own mother.

      …I used to think that it’s my problem when some elders don’t like me… but not anymore since I got to know you folks. If some people tak suka me, then it must be their problem… it’s not that I am rude or noisy or wud whenever I meet them.

      Quay Po hugged you? How come she did not hug me leh? Muahahahahaha!!!! ๐Ÿ˜€

      Ask my missus whether I scold or nag or not…or my students… There’s a time and place for everything. For one thing, I know their likes and interests and whatever they share, I am not totally lost – I guess to socialise, everyone must be in more or less the same wavelength…and I van be very nice if people are nice. Young people are always quite carefree and happy…I like happy people – I just can’t stand people who grumble and complain about everything – they do not seem to realise that they’re spoiling the mood for everybody meh? See the gloomy face already no appetite to eat…

      1. She not only hugged me… Kat told me she oso hugged her when they met for the first time. I was on such a happy mood the other day after met Quay Po. Makan oso berselera. Hahahaha… She’s such a nice and warm lady. Macam Claire. ๐Ÿ˜€

        Me also what…very nice and warm…and Shereen and har family also like that. Birds of the same feather…

      2. Pssttt..Cleffairy, Arthur very nice to hug leh..his badan very soft and spongy…soft good and spongy good,okay.He’s so cuddly somemore.Rugi lar you tak peluk him…macam peluk bantal peluk yang panjang tu ( bolster)…syiok…hehehe.

        Yalor…they do not know what they’re missing. ๐Ÿ˜‰

      3. Hey Cleff, I also a huggy-huggy person leh. One day, when we all get a chance to meet, we will also have a group hug – you, QuayPo, SmallKuching, Annie, Shereen, Claire, me…and Arthur ๐Ÿ˜‰ muahahahaaa!!

        Hah!!! You also nice and cuddly like me lah? Shereen also… But the rest of them, not so. Cleff and kucing like penyapu lidi…. Muahahahahaha!!!! ๐Ÿ˜€

      4. Heh heh, I am huggy-huggy means I also like to hug people. Yes, I am also very huggable…nice and cuddly ๐Ÿ˜‰ Onn also nice and cuddly! If Cleff and SmallKuching are teeny weeny, I will have to fatten them up when I meet them…maybe some Walkers shortbread will help??!

        Nah!!! Don’t bother. They’re what the Hokkiens say: Chee liao bee! (Feed, waste of rice only) Sooooooo thin!

  7. Otters? Mihihihihihiihihi… I’ve not eaten otters before Arthur! Perhaps we should go for food hunt for otters! ๐Ÿ˜›

    As long as it’s not arthur’s that you want to eat… Oops!!! Muahahahahaha!!!! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  8. Cincaluk fried rice sounds interesting. Anything with cincaluk I like. A big pat for the honest waiter for returning your camera and luckily all ends up well.

    Yes, but I’ve encountered many like that even in KL – the Pappa Rich (Bukit Bintang) waitress was out of breath when she ran after me to return the umbrella I had left behind. ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. Their “Side Others” probably gave you the side effect which erased your memory of the existence of your camera.

    Nah…maybe I was a bit put off by the fact that my order came late… ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

  10. We can now confirmed your weakness in memory is caused by hunger which may erase part of your memory when you have lesser bytes [bites] in your body system. Just like your last dinner with AnnieQ in KL where you forgot to snap pixz of the restaurant. Very unlikely of you to forget becoz you said you were hungry then..hahaha.

    Of course lah…when hungry, cannot function. Must eat full-full… Waited too long, all body coordinates disoriented… ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

  11. Ehemmm…now I am browsing through your post to see what I can eat and get from Sibu..eheehhehe

    Don’t be too ambitious. You only have 1 night here…but you’re coming again in April. Please give me the details – dates, flight times and whatever you think I need to know. I’m like this one – always plan ahead… Everything must be in place when the time comes – very organised…or some people will say, very kotak! ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

    1. You’re same like my dad. ๐Ÿ˜€

      He in SP right now? Can ask Melissa to get in touch with him and your mum then…

      1. On and off in SP la. But he always outstation, terbang here and there…. like Alice and kucing’s husband. I remembered I used to give him my piggy bank money and beg him to stay home with me…daddy’s girl to the max… dowan him to leave me.

        So Chinese New Year not in SP lah? Sighhhhh!!!! Melissa’s not coming home…so I’m hoping some good samaritan will offer to invite her over to spend the week with them. Ah well…I guess there will always be Pizza Hut and KFC. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

    2. Cikgu’s blog= Foodie trip menu. Hahahahah!

      Have to. Like some friends went to Noodle House, ordered things I never tried and complained not nice… So many nice things there – they would have known if they had done their revison – checked my blog to see what’s good before going.

  12. Wow…you look young in the first picture. Mix with youngster must act young too? kekekekkeke

    Been to cafe cafe once, the food not bad. But cincaluk fried rice? Eeeeeeee..sure i won’t try, i don’t like cincaluk smell .

    See tomorrow’s post. I think you will like the food there a lot more. OF COURSE LAH!!! I AM young what? Muahahahahaha!!!! ๐Ÿ˜€

    1. Actually u dun look pass late 30s. No joke wan. If you din tell people your age, I wouldn’t be able to guess your age. But your voice is very mature la… like my grandfather’s voice.Very soft and warm kinda voice.

      I don’t like my voice lah! So old! So low! Good for singing boring old songs only…and I wanna sing the latest hits!!! Sobsss!!!! ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

      1. No Arthur!!! Your voice is your most valuable asset..very nice, mellow and if dengar can tertidur…very soothing like that. I’ve told you this before. Besides, with your gift of gab, you are able to tell a story nicely. I think you would do well if you do those type of songs yang ada music at the background and you narrate.

        Eyewwwww…sampai tertidur? Boring sangat lah tu? LOL!!! ๐Ÿ˜€ I used to emcee at functions a lot…but not anymore. Lazy.

      2. Hi Cleffy, Shereen! Arthur’s voice ‘husky-soft’ or not? Like, you know, that kind of soothing voices that late nite DJs have, so soothing that the voice can send one to dreamland? If so, hey Arthur, can you please leave me a voice msg on my phone? I want to check your voice out and see if you will get a 10/10 ๐Ÿ˜‰

        Unfortunately, I sound terrible on the phone. Ok through PA system or when singing karaoke… Let’s say something like Jim Reeves or Perry Como… Boring hor?

      3. Yoong, you will get wet if you hear Arthur’s voice…kihkihkih ( opps…too x-rated). Yes..his voice like those late night DJ that when you hear the voice, you’ll think that the guy sure got nice sexy body and hunky with those voice. Soft and lilting but not husky.

        Yes…and when see the person, pengsan!!! Muahahahahaha!!!! ๐Ÿ˜€

      4. If sound like Jim Reeves, more than OK leh! My No.2 big sister had a Skeeter Davis “Here’s the Answer” vinyl and Jim Reeves dueted. I now have the same album on CD. I love old songs, very the romantic one lah, all these croony croony songs. With so many older siblings, I grew up listening to a wide range of music.

        Nah!!! Don’t push the blame to your older siblings…. You listened to those singers and songs yourself when you were YOUNGer! Muahahahahahaha!!!!

      5. Muahahaaaa! Why are you so wicked ah? Why can’t you let me believe my own lie that I am still young only! Hah, if you lived any nearer to me, I would drop by your house and graffiti on your wall lyrics of a Jim Reeves song!

        Muahahahaha!!! Which one? I love you because…??? ๐Ÿ˜‰

  13. That’s a lovely photo of you with Julia. Compliment No. 1 – red suits you. Compliment No. 2 – you look young in red! The Indian chicken masala looks good, spicy or not? What’s that deep fried stuff, on the right of rice? My papa used to add chopped onions and chillies to the cincaluk and chill it, then eat with rice, nice. But got to know which brand of cincaluk to buy, yah?

    Wear more red shirts… ๐Ÿ˜‰

    The masala’s not spicy – I think they say Northern India cuisine not spicy, not like Southern India. That’s tempura eggplant or brinjal fritters or whatever you wish to call it… They have onions and chillies and a squeeze of lime in their cincaluk. Dunno where they get theirs from – very nice. I get special ones from Bintulu – of course, mine’s the best lah! LOL!!! ๐Ÿ˜€ Hah!!! That time, I used black – everyone said I looked good in black and now I use red, also good in red. The truth is…I look nice in everything lah! Hehehehehehe!!!!! ๐Ÿ˜€

    1. Ya lah…so good looking, any colour will suit ๐Ÿ˜‰ If you wear pink, all of us will definitely say you look so cute, so cute…so cute!

      If they have my size – pink or whatever colour, I will also buy… ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

  14. Everybody praise you…look young in red. So CNY get few more red shirt…… “Ang Ang boh hai lang”

    I have a lot of clothes in red…not that I like red or anything., just that whenever I can get the size, I will just buy…no choice, cannot pick the colours. LOL!!! ๐Ÿ˜€

    1. But your body size is not that big… I mean, shouldn’t be a problem… just grab onto an XL size shirt will do. Papakucing diff case… XL oso tak muat… I heard the mamakucing had to buy imported bajus for him.

      Me???? XL? Ooi…I’m XXXL lah…and that also depends – sometime also cannot! ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

      1. OMG… XXXL suze kah u? I tot XL aje…

        Ahhhhh…I look small, izzit? Hmmm…that’s good. Maybe you’re used to seeing papakucing…so in comparison, I do not seem so big. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  15. I notice there are more and more photos of STP, which is a good thing! Smile bro, show me some teeeth! hehe ๐Ÿ™‚

    Aiyor…you don’t want to see my bengkang-bengkok nicotine-stained teeth, I’m sure!!! ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

    1. Tulah pasal… smoke and kopi-o banyak sangat… so teeth got stain.

      Now you’re telling me… Sobsssss!!!!!!

  16. Justyn and you can be father and son…very serupa. At least you got your old age to blame on! Everything that is in his hands, sure will hilang…except his handphone. Whenever we travel, he’s not allowed to carry or hold any bags as he will either put it down and forget about it or we will have extra work as every few second, we’ve got to check if he’s still carrying it!!..might as well we lug it ourselves.
    The food look okay saja lar but the mere mentioned of cincaluk and belacan really perks me up…hahaha. If a Malaccan tak makan cincalok, she deserves to be hanged…and if she’s a Malaccan and a Nyonya tak makan cincalok, bukan setakat kena hang, she deserves to be tortured first and then only hanged…muahahaha…ini bukan I cakap one ya…it’s from my aunties and late mom..lol! You know, simon also likes cincalok and I often cook omellette with cincalok too and not forgetting our famous ayam cincalok. Sad thing is the cincalok we get here not so nice..too salty but what to do kan, beggers can be choosers.
    That Julia girl is very sweet looking.

    Yes, Sibu girls all like that one – very nice and very sweet… Hmmm…not just your Justyn – Melissa last time also like that – now that she’s been around on her own a lot more, much better already, thank goodness. They have other more peranakan-style dishes…but I think I’ve blogged about them before – like the cincaluk rice, for instance. Come back and see tomorrow’s post – maybe you will like… ๐Ÿ˜‰

    1. Yalorr, at least you got old age to blame on. people like me… being so forgetful, want to blame on what? These days, i could never accomplish running errands without listing it down and referring to it. Sure forget something punya. I dunno why it happens. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

      Focus! Too much on your mind! At least you take the trouble to jot down notes and be more organised…one thing at a time. My missus will go out to buy things and will come back with lots of things and often forgets what she has gone to buy! ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

      1. Dono la… these days after anak’s start school I abit kelam kabut… so no choice la, have to jot down those to-do list, later lupa will waste time and have to do things all over again. Very cham wan la liddat. =.=

        Stress… Your hubby never bothered to help kah? Last time, my daughter – most of the time I had to do everything as my missus worked shifts – the time not ngam. That’s why we’re so close…

      2. No wonder lar,Lucy and I good friends…hahahaha…same tabiat.Go out and shop, buy the whole shop except the things i am supposed to get..lol!

        Women… ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

  17. He got helped whenever he can la… these days he oso banyak project need to kaotim… so some of the things I have to do myself lo. I guess alot of things going on at once, so kepala a bit rosak, cannot remember so many things anymore. LOL. Been trying to find a house to move into oso… still cannot find suitable one that’s near to anak’s school. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ Looks like after CNy really need to go house hunting liao. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

    Banyak project??? Wahhhhhh!!!! Money rolling in… ๐Ÿ˜‰

  18. @Yoong… cikgu is very qualified to be a late night DJ… lol… he have soothing voice wan…soft and how to say ah? Can make ppl feel comfy. ๐Ÿ˜€

    Don’t make me angry – you will not like me when I’m angry! Hah!!! My students will tell you that! ๐Ÿ˜€

    1. I have been told that “an angry man is a sexy man” ๐Ÿ˜‰ and especially if the angry man is wearing a hot pink shirt..

      Enters LMAO singing: “I’m sexy and I know it”. Hope you’re not too old to know this song? Muahahahahaha!!!!

  19. @Shereen and Yoong… I think if i go peluk Cikgu… I sure kena penyet!

    No, not you – me! I will go hissssssssssss….all angin keluar – terus penyet, like balloon kena poked by your tulang! LOL!!! ๐Ÿ˜€

  20. best thing to be making friends through blogging!! i always find it a very surreal kinda cool to be meeting blog friends! haven’t had the pleasure of making & meeting all that many, sadly. but i get super excited reading about people who meet up with their blog friends irl, idk why!!! haha

    I do enjoy it a lot – progressing from virtual to real friends…and I am glad to say all this while, those that I’ve met are all great people, so nice to get to know all of them – truly one of the perks of blogging.

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