Mira Cake House: Kuching

If you happen to be in Kuching, the state capital of Sarawak, please do not forget to try their “Kuih Lapis” which means Layered Cakes in English.  Kuching is famous for this type of cakes and you can find many stalls selling these cakes along the row of a 19th century Chinese old shophouses located at Main Bazaar Street just right opposite the Kuching famous Waterfront.

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Secret Recipe @ City Mall, Kota Kinabalu

Last few days, when I looked at the mirror, I felt that something was not right with my tummy. It’s bulging day by day. Was I pregnant? Or an alien was infesting inside? Or I was pregnant with an alien? I had being worrying so much until Yesterday, my wife assured me that it’s only fat.


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Facebook, Whatsapp and Chain Letters

Just a short post.

Whenever I see messages stating along this line: ‘if you don’t forward this to xx number of friends, your accounts of xx will be deactivated’. I get very annoyed! An example what I got this afternoon.


I tried to convince my friend that these sort of things are just chain letters and never fall for it but my friend still strongly believed that his failure to send the message above out was the result of his inability to get connected to WhatsApp last week.

The failed connection could be due to server down or error in the application itself. It will never be due to reason above. In the world of internet business, the more people you attract to your website or utilize your apps, the better it is, which also means, more money can be generated (through means such as advertisements). Internet business is all about getting ‘visitors’ or ‘audiences’, just like in TV broadcasting business, except that internet has the potential to reach out even greater audiences around the world.

They will never complaint of too many audiences. If they do run out of resources running their internet business, they better get more funding or support from somewhere in order to continue. For them, people means money. Look at how large Facebook server has grown.



Does Facebook charge you a cent? Of course No unless you are advertising with them. In the case of Facebook, according to a report dated back in March 2013, they announced that they had about 1.11 billion users (still growing) using Facebook every month. With that kind of number, they have every reasons to get people to advertise at Facebook and that’s the reason why you have so many advertisements flooding your Facebook Timeline now. Advertisers are their source of revenue to support their operation.

Now, back to WhatsApp, you may ask since there’s not a single advertisement visible in their app, where do their fund come from? So far nobody knows for sure how does WhatsApp revenue model look like (if you know, please advise be commenting below). There are theories that WhatsApp supplied it’s users’ information to third parties for income but again, this is just a theory. Perhaps, they are able to support themselves for the time being but as at date of writing this, WhatsApp has being sold to Facebook so I believe the advertising thingy will come sooner or later.

One thing for sure, they will never ask to kick you out because they are running out of resources. The game of internet business is always building number of visitors/users!

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Update: Whatsapp has since being taken over by Facebook.

2014 Chinese New Year Celebration of a Typical Malaysian Chinese: Kuching

This is a delayed post re Chinese New Year 2014 event which fell on 31st January 2014

It’s that time of the year again when most of the Chinese community are back to their hometown to celebrate this great event with their families. I’m no exceptional too.

Me and my wife went back to Kuching on the 29th of January 2014 via a night flight and only reached Kuching around 12am. The feeling was wonderful and with great anticipation to meet my own family since I have not met my parents and sisters for quite some times. Upon reaching the doorstep, everyone were still awake and welcoming both me and my wife.

2014: Year Of Horse

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Maple Cafe @ Kota Kinabalu

I would like to recommend a dish that I have being trying out at this particular cafe at Kota Kinabalu. I’m a fan of “deep fried noodle” and if you have no idea what i’m talking about, presenting the “Gongnam Noodle” by Maple Cafe, TADA!

Gongnam Noodle
Gongnam Noodle

As you can see in the picture, it’s actually noodle, fried until it is crispy, soaked up with egg gravy that is slightly of sweetish taste, topped with mixed vegies, fish fillets and century eggs. I have not have this type of noodle since my last visit to Hong Kong Noodle House in Kuching of their Fried Tomato Noodle.

View from another angle
View from another angle
Iced Green Tea
Iced Green Tea
Both for RM16.00
Both for RM16.00
Maple Cafe
Maple Cafe

Maple cafe is located at Damai, Kota Kinabalu and it is exactly across Glory Church.

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