Sunday, February 22, 2009

Posting from Guang Zhou China

Came to here for a week as we were having a Gene Expression instrument training. I was already knowing this is not gonna be easy when I search the Wikimapia and found the training location is at a distance from the main Guang Zhou city...

It is lcoated at this University City 广州大学城, which is like an Island between the river, with like few universities all moved into this new place. Rather spacious, rather isolated.



Very quiet here, since students have yet to return from holiday.


I don't think anyone cares if I decide in the middle of the road, no cars, no taxi, bus comes irregularly...

To my surprise, the hotel is actually decently built. But still the breakfast is bad... imagine for chinese breakfast you are given watery rice porridge, as well as a plate of noodle fried noodle (.i.e. mee goreng kosong?)


To walk to class, it is 15min.

Mango Tree

To walk to nearest store, is 10min

To walk to nearest eatery, is 20min

To walk to nearest subway, is 30min.

My leg aches on the last day I am here.

We hurried to town on Wednesday, by first walking 30min to subway station, then change train 2 times, and then took a 10min cab to find civilization. Came to this famous Cantonese restaurant 彩衣酒楼 at 天润路.


Think Anthony (orange shirt) and Tony feel great relieve with decent palatable Cantonese cuisine is served. Anthony is quick to snatch the menu to order great food. I think he deserve a credit for that.


But the food didn't come cheap, we paid like RMB 600 for such few dishes... but Anthony thinks it is normal...

Cantonese style mushroom soup

Guangdong pride fish - Guai Fah Fish 桂花鱼


Stewed Chinese Bun

Strange food serve here again, crocodile meat for soup...

But class was fun. Managed to learn many important yet new things. Met some nice people from here, like Tony from Taiwan, and few China base staffs, and customers








Almost like having a Chinese cultural crash course. Finding Malaysia mandarin are so rojak that I must always translate the word in english to chinese so they can understand me. Learn many new chinese science terms too, haha...

Since this place is out of no where, pretty much have to get lunch delivered to us. Though isolated, there's a fairly big shopping malls for the student about 5km away that has fast food restaraunts.

Some days we had this Chinese fast food call Zhen Kung Fu 真功夫. It emphasize on their food nutrient is maintain as they are all steam. Set usually comes one meat dish, veg, rice and a bowl of double boiled soup. Taste good actually.




This month promotion, mushroom abalone sauce as appetizer

Some days we ended up with KFC. I think China people actually like to eat fast food as I have a feeling that these junk foods are a luxury around here.


KFC here doesn't taste good at all, the coating taste nothing but bland. But the chicken taste better without the chicky taste. Thus I like their zinger burger actually.

We went to town again on our last day here. Managed to walk around and shop too.

At Beijing Walking Streetmall 北京路步行街

Rachel's favorite, double-skinned steamed milk custard 顺的双皮奶

I was happy to get some chinese novels. Book price in China is really hard to beat. I'd load my whole suitcase with them if there wasn't this 20kg weight limit from Airasia. Apart from that, I've also bought a lot of tidbits and instant mee. I know I know, don't start me with the China made goods are dangerous okay... :P

Rachel's routine grocery shopping in China ?!

We went for foot massage on our last night as well in town.


Foot massage center here are very different from Malaysia, it is more like a health club.

Blame its bad quality on the incapability of Nokia N73, grr...



Its front is a tea selling counter, and behind they have foot massage room, mahjong room, card game place room which can also be a discussion place while sipping tea. I suspected gambling is a known activity around here... heh.

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