Sunday, January 25, 2015

A guide to Satay Sipitang

What does Sipitang famous for? Where is Sipitang?

It has been 2 years plus working in Sipitang. I can see there is a few changes since the past 2 years. Before posted to work here, I never been to Sipitang. I know this place exist because my late grandfather use to be a police officer here. That is all that I know about this place.

Before I was posted here, my mother went and visit Sipitang with my dad and they told me one thing special about Sipitang...Satay.

Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia are famous with this meat on stick bbq delicacies. Every region have their own variety of Satay. In Malaysia, the famous satay that everyone talk about is Satay Kajang. So when people went to Kajang, people will say "go eat Satay". Satay capital of Malaysia.

But guess what, there are satay capital right here in Sabah. If you ever been to Sabah, there were no Satay places that you can visit which is so special. Almost all satay available in Kota Kinabalu are only average. You want an above average satay. Where can you go for it? Sipitang.

Sipitang is famous for her Satay since.. i don't know since when. I never knew what was so special about Satay here. When I started working here, then I started to see what the fuss is all about.

Sipitang satay, maybe not that special like Satay Kajang but what special about it is there are a lot of people selling satay here.

To get a taste of this, you can go to Esplanade Sipitang. An esplanade build by the government for people here to do some recreation, I guess ,just at the seaside. It was located in Sipitang town. Sipitang town is so small you can never miss this place.

What so special about it, there are like 10-15 stall selling satay here. Which one is the best, I also not sure about that. Every people here have their own opinion about that. Other than esplanade Sipitang, a row of stall in front of Sipitang famous supermarket "Gmart" you can also see a lot of stall selling satay. Other than that, there are a few more small stall in Tamu sipitang selling satay. Guess what, there are plenty of Satay here in Sipitang.

One unique thing about Satay here, you do not need to wait until evening to get a taste of Satay. You can come as early as 10 am and there are plenty of satay grilled on a hot charcoal everywhere. Everywhere there will be smoke from this charcoal grill for Satay.

I can't find stall selling Satay for lunch in Kota Kinabalu, maybe there is that I am not aware of but very rare. Here in Sipitang, you can eat Satay all day long.

If you have a party of something and you need to order satay, no need to pre-order it. You can just walk in and there will be plenty go Satay for you to bring home. Even thousand of it.

If people ask me, is Satay in Sipitang good? I would not answer anything to them. In fact, I find satay here taste like satay. Nothing worth to say about the taste. It's just satay.

However, if you want a good one, there are a few stall which I recommend. One is Alif Satay, Satay Siga-siga, Satay Hjh Tominah, and satay Waris. This few stall sell very good satay. Juicy, tender, and the peanut sauce is licking good. The rest, I haven't try them all even after 2 years staying here in Sipitang.

I will miss Sipitang Satay later after I transfer to Kota Kinabalu soon....

Some of my friends say to me that Sipitang Satay are not that special and I will answer to them, not that special but nothing more special than Satay Sipitang. Its the culture i am seeking for and not solely about the taste.


Me and my daughter in Esplanade Sipitang. 

I try to find a picture of Satay but I couldn't find on in my Mac. I will post Satay Picture if I found one. 

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Joe Flizzow Won AJL

When i first heard Havoc..well that was revolutionary. I love it and I hate it. There is some chemical going on in that song. Something that can make you hate it, or love it and a bit of both.

Nevertheless, I've bought it. Bought it through iTunes a few weeks after it released, just for fun. It has been a long time since i've bought a local album. And it was because Joe Flizzow. I am a big fan of Too Phat so even though they are not together anymore, I still follow them and if I heard a new song either from Malique or Joe Flizzow, I would definitely listen to it.

So, my first impression listening to this album is...its not bad. But it is sure not Too phat kind of song. Joe flizzow has his own lyrical and musical style and I like Malique style better. This is typical Joe Flizzow style of rapping.

The album started slow..in fact almost all of the song is kind of a slow rap style. The intro was epic by the way. Then rhyme after rhyme about Malaysian hip hop scene and Joe Flizzow talking about this and that.

Even the song Untukmu does not kick my brain to be attracted to this album. The song Kongsi was a classic...it is a classic, released way before this album was released. Kongsi is a good song but its old.

Not until I listen to the song "Aku tak Kenal Mu' then something kick my brain. There is a part of this song mentioning about malique. I have been waiting for Joe to talk about Malique for a very long time. There is something going on starting from this track.

Then came the track "Apa khabar'... that track sure is the most interesting track in the whole album.

Guess what, few months later. my wife told me that the song won AJL. The best song in Malaysia (something like that).

Well, when you listen to that song, as a Too Phat fan, I feel what Joe Flizzow want his audience to feel. To feel the memory when Too Phat is on the top of their success. Make me missed Too Phat more than before.

Why Malique and Joe flizzow did not make a new album together? I believe it was not right for Malique just to abandon their fan who bought their album since Whutadilly... Too Phat must be responsible as an adult entertainer to left the audience hanging just like this.

From inspiring...somehow later, people will hate Too Phat. Especially the fan who have been waiting for years to listen to their favourite Malaysian hip hop duo.

Perhaps, just one last show / tour of them together as Too Phat... I hope the time will come.

Friday, January 23, 2015

Xbox 360 Slim Power Adapter : Console is the faulty one.

After a few attempt to fix my console xbox 360 slim by unplugging and replugging the cable, in the end i found out that this solution stated in most pages I've search in google does not work for me. 

Perhaps I need a new power brick. Thats the suggestion from xbox support service. 

Thus i bought a new power brick. Its a 3rd party one. Arrive after 3 days then I try it.... it does not work. I thought this is the cost that I would bear by buying a non original item. I have lost RM80 for that.

I have to take another chance. I bought another power brick. RM160+. Stated it was original power brick. From microsoft. 

Item arrived after 3 days. Full of excitement I connect the power adapter then.... nothing happen. My xbox still won't turn on. From that moment of time, I realized that I am in a deep trouble. Already spend RM200+ for the adapter testing part. Now I started to realise that my console is the cause for all of this. 

Contact microsoft support and I was told that my console need to be serviced. However, when I ask where to sent it for service, they only gave me a direct telephone number to be called. And that number is likely a non Malaysia number. The number is so weird and when i google it, it came from Bermuda or something I don't know. Its not this southeast region number. 

So, disappointed..I found this seller in Lelong selling xbox 360 E console around RM600. Original without any accessories. Well I already have all the accessories so I need a console replacement. 

In the end, I bought that console. 

Now I left with a broken console, and 3 still functioning power adapter. 

I don't know what to do with them. 

Perhaps someone need a new power brick for their xbox, I can sell them mine half price. 

Just contact me if you want. 

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Xbox 360 Slim : Do I need new adapter?

Anyone have Xbox 360?

Well I guess many Malaysian are in PS4 team. I do not. I am not sure why but when I look at Xbox 360 Slim few years ago, I fell in love with it. And guess what, I am still loving it.

What I like the most is the controller.

What I hate the most is the power brick. Xbox 360 slim sure is slim and sexy but the power adapter is bulky. It was not as bulky as the previous edition but it is still consider bulky for me.

So, after a few years of usage, suddenly my xbox won't turn on. Look here and there, in the end I found out that my xbox power supply or PSU they called it, is not functioning anymore. It keep showing orange light indicator.

After a few tricks and hack, I did not manage to fix it. I need a new adapter.

Thus looking in the most popular online shopping site in Malaysia, Lelong.com.my, I found out a few option for my pus replacement. The price ranging from RM75- RM 149.99 . How come they have price range for this.

What I understand from this is, the cheaper the item, it must be the least original. A 3rd party one.

Who cares?

I bought the cheap one at RM75. Arrive to me in a few days then I plug it in..poof, nothing happen, red light indicator!

This is the price I need to pay for becoming so cheap.

Now, I have to request for replacement, it could take up a few more days to settle. I need an original one but I do not know how original the item can be. What if I was cheated?

Anyone out there know how to get an original and guaranteed functioning xbox 360 slim psu?

I really want to use my xbox 360 now.

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Big Flood in Malaysia : God Hand at work?

I may be insensitive about this issue but I won't hold my breath.. I heard that the big flood that happen in Malaysia recently is because of God's will. God want to show us something so that we should be praying more. Maybe we did not pray enough. It's a sign from God showing that we are only a puny little human and it is near to the end of the world. We should start praying now.

I am no preacher. I am no religious teacher. However, I disagree about this idea. How can we have this kind of mentality? We are in the new millennium...14 years after the new millennium exactly.

If God want to show us a sign, it is a sign that we are doing everything wrong with our drainage system, deforestation, and not preparing well enough for disaster. That is what we need to think about. How to prevent such tragedy to happen again.

I believe you cannot just simply said that is God's will, and God want to that to show the sign of the end of the world. God couldn't be that cruel.. Does God intentionally want a baby suffer from an illness and starring stuck in that flooding area? I don't believe so.

I believe we should look to ourselves before blaming God on this. We should learn from our mistakes. We must sit down and think on what we have done wrong and proceed for the prevention in  the future.

God is merciful. God want us to learn from this tragedy, not to mourn and given away with such statement. We should not stop learning and finding a better way to make thing better in the future.

God won't change our destiny  unless we do so.