Monday, January 20, 2014

Street Lamb & Chicken Chop's at Jom Makan Station

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Its been quite some time since I've talked about food, but here it is! There's a new food truck located in front of Shell, SS 17/2 Subang Jaya called Jom Makan Station which specializes on street western food. A team of 2 chefs prepare food right inside the truck itself and you have the choice either to dine by the road side, or simply take away. It opens at night until about 12am and if I'm not mistaken, its closed on Sunday


What's good there? Their speciality are their lamb chops & chicken chops at decent prices. My experience there was pretty good, as the wait time was about 10 minutes for the food to be prepared, and of course, if you can't wait, you can always eat the nasi lemak or the fried mee hoon that is already prepared there

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Jom Makan Station

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2 Chef's at work

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The Simple Menu

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Fried Mee Hoon (RM2.50, Haven't tried this yet so I don't know how it tastes like)

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Nasi Lemak (RM1.50)

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Its pretty decent Nasi Lemak (RM1.50) with a small piece of egg. 
The Sambal isn't that spicy, so those who are scared of spicy things should be okay eating this


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Yeaps it states it right on the truck itself. Its REAL LAMB CHOP!

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The Lamb Chop (RM10) is prepared well, a lil tough at certain areas, but overall good. 
Fries is good & Salad could use some more salt as its only served with Mayo

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Chicken Chop (RM8). So far its my favourite dish there. Full with taste and it definitely hits the spot. 
Same remarks on the fries & salad.

So if you're in the area and crave for affordable street food, head over to Jom Makan Corner and try em out!

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Flying the skies & sinking deep below the ocean at Boracay

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Finally I'm able to post up on my continuation for my Boracay trip. If you haven't checked out my previous post, you can check it out here:

So after having everything sponsored by Cebu Pacific Air, Agoda and Visa as I became Cebu Pacific Airline's first Blogger Ambassador, I was able to spend my time around Boracay doing pretty much everything I wanted!

One of the things I wanted to try was Helmet diving, as since I do not possess a diving license, that was the closest thing that I could do to walk the waters of the sea. We managed to find a guide named Eron at White beach and paid 4,000 Pesos ($100 USD) for the package which included island hopping, snorkelling, and the helmet diving activity which I thought was a fare price for the both of us.

We headed out by one of those traditional boats to the helmet diving station. It was a little slow compared to going with speedboats but well, its somewhat special as who can say you're able to sit on one of these traditional boats out? 

I'll start up with some of the pictures of the trip

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Eileen and I

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Our guide, Eron & the boatman


So we reached the Diving Station, and we were briefed on how to helmet dive. Believe it or not, the helmet itself weighed 25kg! We went down with the ladder attached to the station, and then the weight of the helmet lesson with the buoyancy force pushing it up. (yeah i'm going all scientific here LOL)

Best part, there was a scuba diver to accompany us and take some shots of us! Have a look:

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Eileen & I at the Diving station

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Check out my helmet!

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Eileen & I

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Fishes swimming around

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I can touch youuuuuuu



So after that we had island hopping and snorkelling, but well the waves were pretty rough that day, so we didn't enjoy much of it as it was a little scary, bad luck! would have been better if it were calmer but what can we do about mother nature? 


Eron introduced us to a parasailing package, and we took it since we had ample time that day. We paid another 3,000 pesos ($75 USD) for it, abit pricey this time but oh well, we just wanted to try it out. The parasailing company is named "Superman", which is pretty suitable since we were just going to be sailing the skies

We took a speed boat out this time, strapped the Parasail on both of us and we flew away with the wind! too bad I didn't have a camera up there to capture the view.


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On the speedboat

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gonna start flying away!

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and up we go!

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higher!

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and the dip after we were coming in



Also another place we headed to was to Puka Shell Beach. famous for its shells and souvenirs, it was a great place to relax as it was not as busy as white beach, and the souvenirs were VERY CHEAP! definitely a place you should go to if you wanna get souvenirs! (yeah its much cheaper compared to station 2 and white beach)


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Puka Beach!

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One of the artworks there

Thats the end of this post! It was definitely a superb trip there and I wanna thank Michelle from Cebu Pacific Airlines & Carolyn from Visa for helping me out for everything! 

I still have one more trip! Any suggestions where I should go? :)

Read about my other Philippine adventures here:

Manila Trip:
http://www.seraphsam.com/2013/06/my-first-all-expense-paid-trip-to.html

http://www.seraphsam.com/2013/06/riding-jeepney-in-manila.html

http://www.seraphsam.com/2013/06/the-balut-challenge-taal-volcano.html

http://www.seraphsam.com/2013/05/awesome-dessert-halo-halo.html

Cebu Trip:
http://www.seraphsam.com/2013/08/my-trip-to-cebu-philippines.html

http://www.seraphsam.com/2013/07/cebus-lechon-baboi.html

Boracay Trip:
http://www.seraphsam.com/2014/01/boracay-getaway-awesome-beaches-and.html

http://www.seraphsam.com/2014/01/flying-skies-sinking-deep-below-ocean.html

http://www.seraphsam.com/2013/12/have-you-ever-tried-delicious-jonas.html

Palawan Trip
http://www.seraphsam.com/2014/03/exploring-palawans-city-with-crocodiles.html

http://www.seraphsam.com/2014/04/the-ultimate-zipline-camwhore-and.html

Friday, January 3, 2014

Boracay Getaway! Awesome beaches and a great atmosphere which can't be missed!

Hi everyone. This post is a little late as I've been rather busy the past few weeks and I didn't have much time to edit photos or even craft this post. But anyway, to those who dont know, I managed to visit Boracay mid December! 

I was announced the winner of the Cebu Pacific Juan Blogger Challenge which made me a Cebu Pacific Airlines first Blogger Ambassador and I won 4 fully paid trips to Philippines with flights sponsored by Cebu Pacific Airways, Accommodation by Agoda and shopping money by Visa! 

This is my 3rd trip to the Philippines, so I decided to go to Boracay, as everyone has been saying its a must go for their crystal clear beaches and white sand! 

This time, I travelled with Eileen and we took an early flight to Manila, and took another connecting flight to Boracay. Agoda was gracious enough to book for us a nice room at Alta Vista, Boracay. We even had airport transfers & boat fees covered. Totally loving it!


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If you have no idea what Agoda is about, Agoda Company Pte Ltd (Agoda.com) is a leading Asia-based, online hotel reservations company, which specializes in securing the lowest discount hotel prices. Agoda.com is part of priceline.com (Nasdaq:PCLN). Agoda.com's network includes more than 360,000 hotels worldwide. The multinational staff of more than 1,400 professionals, located throughout the world, provides a first-rate reservation service that uniquely combines local knowledge and local connections to provide the best hotel deals to both business and leisure travellers.

We reached our hotel and it was beautiful even though it was slightly affected by Typhoon Yolanda. Alta Vista is a resort away from the hustle and bustle of the tourist beach, and its located only 5 minutes from Puka beach. It has 500 rooms, so well you can say its a very big resort. We had a swift check in with really nice concierge service which brought us to our room.

check out our room:


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It really feels like a honeymoon site!

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Lovely swans all over

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the Balcony

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The bathroom

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The kitchenette



For Him & Her stuff! So cute!


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After chilling in our room, we decided to go to white beach at station 2 which is the tourist spot for everyone! you can literally find anything there from souvenir shops, restaurants, mini marts and of course, a crystal clear beach! Alta Vista provided shuttles every hour so it was pretty convenient to head over there at any time.

To those who wants to buy seashell souvenirs and stuff, head over to Puka beach as its way cheaper. I'll be updating that in my next post

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D'Mall at Station 2

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Eileen & I

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She's trying to get some hats

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I love Boracay sign

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After effects if the typhoon

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Lunch!

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A place called the hobbit house

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The beach!

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Myself

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Eileen



And of course, the sunset there is beautiful! Check out some of the pictures we took!


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You can rent a sale boat out if you want to get hold of the sunset. a person quoted me 1,500 pesos for 2 of us but I wasn't too sure of the rates so we didn't do it


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The shirt "Bangon PH" means Rise Philippines in direct translation. these shirts are for charity to help those who were affected by the Typhoon

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Eileen striking with hers

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NAAAHHHHH SAVENNYAAHHHHHHHH

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Eileen & I



And when night came, it was the life of the party as there was nothing more happening than the beach itself. lights illuminated the streets and the stars illuminated the sky! This is ever so close to paradise!


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The lighted up beach

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The stars at night

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Street performers

Thats all for this post. I'll be updating soon on the other activities I did at Boracay! I want to personally thank Michelle from Cebu Pacific for arranging all these for me and of course to the wonderful sponsors, Cebu Pacific Air, Agoda & Visa for this trip!

Stay tuned for the next post!

Read about my other Philippine adventures here:

Manila Trip:
http://www.seraphsam.com/2013/06/my-first-all-expense-paid-trip-to.html

http://www.seraphsam.com/2013/06/riding-jeepney-in-manila.html

http://www.seraphsam.com/2013/06/the-balut-challenge-taal-volcano.html

http://www.seraphsam.com/2013/05/awesome-dessert-halo-halo.html

Cebu Trip:
http://www.seraphsam.com/2013/08/my-trip-to-cebu-philippines.html

http://www.seraphsam.com/2013/07/cebus-lechon-baboi.html

Boracay Trip:
http://www.seraphsam.com/2014/01/boracay-getaway-awesome-beaches-and.html

http://www.seraphsam.com/2014/01/flying-skies-sinking-deep-below-ocean.html

http://www.seraphsam.com/2013/12/have-you-ever-tried-delicious-jonas.html

Palawan Trip
http://www.seraphsam.com/2014/03/exploring-palawans-city-with-crocodiles.html

http://www.seraphsam.com/2014/04/the-ultimate-zipline-camwhore-and.html