Monday, April 14, 2008

Whimsical Weekend

Hello u'ol, how are your weekend? Mine was so packed with activities. I didn't go to fabmom's kenduri, since I had some entertaining to do. I posted many pictures to describe my weekend. Friday was spent going to Beaufort and Sipitang. Sipitang is a border town, separating Sabah and Sarawak. It is roughly a 3 hour journey via road. Let the pictures tell u'ol the story of each town....
Check out the rooster on the flowerpot, and the bike. I guess this is kadayan version of country shabby chic (LOL).

The weather was EXTREMELY HOT when we travelled, but check out the flooded kampong. It must rained the night before. A usual occurance in this part of Sabah.

Immigration checkpoint Sabah & Sarawak - Lawas. What is the puropse of the shabby drum there kan?We are not creative in beautification kan. If this is Switzerland, the drum would be planted with flowering plants and at least it add some colors and prettiness o the drab building.


These two giant posters tickle my funny bones. The dashing man is the former YB of sipitang and our former chairman. He was also the Timbalan Speaker Dewan Negara (I'm not sure now, since he is no longer a member of parliament). In real life he is dashing Min, very sharp dresser with translucent skin (he is a medical dr)...hehehe (people..this is not a "ruangan mencari jodoh"). Anyway, check out the "pantun 2 kerat barisan nasional" LOLLLLLLLLLL!!!!!

Sipitang waterfront esplanade. The few rows of oldshophouses built fronting the sea.

This is a "teka-teki". These fruits is the landmark of Beaufort roundabout (Beaufort is en-route to Sipitang). Please guess what kind of fruit are these?
Beaufort quaint old wooden shophouses. However, they are rapidly being replaced by brick buildings. Btw, Beaufort is also known as a "cowboy town" (previously), because of the shophouses being built on stilt with wooden steps (They are quite nice actually).

The only shop with steps left in Beaufort.
Buffalos grazing happily without a care of the traffic.
Whimsy's weekend dim sum breakfast. Fried beancurd stuffed with prawns, and Prawn Sticky pastry. Last pic is Fried yam stuffed with prawn and squid. These dim sum are heaven...

Finally, Whmsy's chicken chop dinner. Ok lah, not so bad this chicken chop. The waitress was a Filipino with a very thick Phillipine/American accent. I was fascinated with her distinct "rrrrrrrrrrr", until I almost made a fool of myself. She was asking wht "Maam would want to orrrrderrrr", I stumbled an said chicken CHEP (I wanted a chicken CHOP), chissss!!!!!!


Whimsy weekend ends with this cutesy Japanese sweetd/cracker. So cuteee.... each is a mini kimono doll..

6 comments:

wanaryani said...

valllll...1) tu daram juga lah kan...very rustic shabby ohhhh 2) what....datuk actually put his family pic on billboard!!! crazy kah him....Pantunnnn!!!!tpi masih handsom kan c datuk tu 3) sadap kah tu sweet?...

wanaryani said...

weyyy baru ku perasan ...tu chicken cheppp tu ada nanassssss!!!!

fabmom said...

hahahahaha!!!! funny entry.! helo pantun?! tidak rhyme ! motif chicken chep! hahahaha!!!!!!

whimsical said...

shabbymom, lain jua cerita, memang lawa o anaknya yg no 2 tu (berdasarkan poster bagak tu lah).d chick chep memang got nanas!!!hehehe.the gula-gula atu, mcm keropok jepun yg ada seaweed dan mcm banyak aji no moto atu bah.seaweed nya macam rasa lantu lantu sket.

Min said...

Val, aku jawab teka teki kau..itu adalah gambar buah kelapa. Betul tak ? Anyway, di mana semua flea market kau pergi ni, menariknye..

whimsical said...

hehehe min, itu adalah buah limau.entah hapa hapa kan pembuat/pengukirnya.mengelirukan musuh.dahulu kala beaufort is also famed for its limau manis, but nowadays kureng sudah. tq 4 meneka baker min