March 11, 2011

Ipoh Trippin'

Finally something to actually blog about after I dunno how many months...

Serene, Houey, Chuah and myself embarked on a challenging, dramatic and perilous journey drive 80km up north to the Perak capital for 4 reasons:

One wants to buy a backpack
One wants to buy clothes
One wants to buy a birthday gift
One wants to sell books (guess who would that be :3)

So upon arrival at Ipoh Parade and after going through the "roller coaster" ups and downs on the way to the parking lot, le task #1 was le selling books. Lugging two bags, with people thinking I'm running away/ staying for 3 days and two nights/ carrying a bomb, I made my way to Novel Hut to offload my SPM reference books (after an epic fail to sell them locally) and part of my dad's Readers Digest book collection. I made RM20 from 3 fat SPM reference books and some unused (whoops) work books, while daddy's books fetched RM35. Quite surprised that such good books in almost-new quality would go for such a low price. Too bad you dont bargain in shopping malls...

After dropping off the bomb selling the books we next headed to the Factory Outlet Store for Houey's clothes (poor fella aint got good-looking casual clothes apparently). So after trying on like 5 or 6 shirts, spending I think an hour looking around, he ended up buying......... 3 shirts. Mmm, that would be enough la kan? :P

Then it was de lunch time so we went to this cafe (alamak forgot the name already.. Rocoso or something like that) where I tried something called Taiwan Cold Noodles. Its cold noodles (duh) with a mix of sauce, some veggies and meat. It was okay at first, but as I ate more it got more and more sour (the sauce and veggies at the bottom I guess) until I got a bit jelat. So uh unless you like cold and sour noodles, I wouldnt recommend spending RM6 on it.

Next stop was at ze Popular bookstore where I spotted Kenny Dalglish's brand new autobiography

and also Arsene Wenger's "The Mastermind" biography. Liverpool and Arsenal fans with about RM50-60 to spend may want to consider these options. 

King Kenny, I love your work for Liverpool and all, but I couldnt bring myself to cough up 60 big ones for your book. Sorry!!

Finally we watched Disney's new movie:

The story of a young boy whose mother got kidnapped by Martians and sets out to rescue her

I wont spoil the story since it's so new, but what I can say is that this movie wont appeal to teens and young adults. This one's for the little kids and their families. Mildly entertaining for me, but nothing much else. 5/10 rating.

So there goes a day in Ipoh Parade. Lots of students (and lots of couples) like to lepak here apparently, especially lala girls and lala guys. A couple in school uniform hugged even right in front of us as we were going down the escalator. Not sure if I wanted to say "awwhh thats so sweet" or "uggghhh PLEASE!".

Oh and on the way out of Ipoh we saw this sign at the top floor of a shoplot which said Ipoh Chest Club. Not Chess, but Chest, as in the body part between your neck and your abdomen. Seriously? A Chest club? Is it open to both men and women I wonder.....

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