the day in ipoh started with coffee at burps and giggles in ipoh old town. this place is really interesting and one marvels at how much it has been transformed into a chic and cool place to hang out to have coffee and wine. i am not talking about ipoh white coffee here. we are talking about lattes and cappucinos and espressos....but i will reserve my coffee review for another place. the coffee here was just so-so. i think the bean was over-roasted as my latte was slightly bitter.
there are a few cafes to choose from when one is here on jalan sultan yusof. there are many reviews on blogs so you can read up on them before deciding which to go. i plan to go to everyone of them here in this block of building if possible. but let us start with one first.
i like this place because of its ambience. i wish they have cooked breakfast like what they have in melbourne. it would have been cosier that way with that cup of warm latte. well, i hope someone will tell the boss and they will consider a bigger kitchen.
be early if you plan to visit at weekends. i heard there are queues. sekeping kong heng is also here on this block and i bet it would provide you a good place to spend the night in this area of the city. definitely worth checking out. i will be back.
after coffee, it was to another part of the old town- to a building that i had last visited during my secondary school day when i had to go looking for a pair of running spikes for my athletics activity- yik fong complex.
i was looking for a tailor to make a shirt for the office. but luck was not on my side, the tailor chose to close his shop on that day. haiz......not really a wasted trip though. that gives me an excuse to go again and then to have more coffee on the next trip. haha.
since i was already in the area, i did a little walkabout hoping to find some plastic containers to put shoes. walking around this area brought one back to the past.
well, my search for that plastic container was not successful but i had a great time 'window shopping'.
lunch was back to the old town area near burps and giggles. see, i really love ipoh old town.
was so eager to try thean cun's kai si hor fun (chicken hor fun) but the stall chose to close on that day. haiz.....that was really frustrating. so i went to kong heng's instead.
oh, what were the errands i had to run in ipoh? well, firstly, i went to close my bank account at alliance bank and got the rm500 i won in the star contest last year out. yippe.....finally, the money was mine....only for a while..haha...because....
the second errand on the list was to go buy sunglasses- ray ban aviator in particular........
and in the end, i got two pairs....so that rm500 was definitely not enough.
gosh, i just couldn't resist it.
i tried on a few pairs at the shop, and then i shortlisted two. took photos of me wearing the two pairs of sunnies, and everyone said i looked better in the first. but it was not the one i had in mind before i came. i was planning to get a pair of aviator initially.
the shop really gave a good price, hence i got two. what the heck, two pairs of sunnies for different occassions and different weather.
the club master will be for less sunnier days while the aviator is really suitable for hot sunny day while driving. the lenses are really 'cooling'. i am one happy ray ban owner.
errands done....it was then to the final destinaton of the day- aeon station 18 for a movie- captain america.
it was a week of shopping only. i also supported malaysian batik.
and the shopping ain't over yet for this week. gosh....this is a big big purchase. a car!!!! to change my 2005 vios.
just watch this space to know my final decision come next weekend. i will be enjoying my working week as the schedules are kind of pack....and i like to be busy. so yeah to a busy week.