Sunday, 18 January 2015

Taking on the World's Fastest Roller Coaster. #Ferrari World

Ferrari World
Finally i am on it. I am feeling youth again. Being stagnant for pretty darn long, living a old man life. Now, feeling the need for speed... 

Kind of regreted i did not bought my GoPro Hero Cam! I could have taken myself live!

Entering the Formula Rossa, aka World Fastest Roller Coaster
Just to share the exprience, i have gotten this from youtube. Catch Ferrari's Alonso and Massa ride the world fastest roller coaster.

The ride was awesome. I have been to many theme park around the world, this one has something extra. Or you can say something different. It was just awesomely fast! And that alone was awesome!

Now, a little tour around the theme park

Front entrance. The theme park was exceptional. Well, designed at the name of famous italian automobile manufacturing company Ferrari. Exceptional. The rides are exceptional. Show performance was exceptional. Few of my favourites was Bell'italia (a venue for racing in Italian cityscape structure), Formula Rossa (Of course, the world's fastest roller coaster) and Fiorano GT Challenge (a double track roller coaster where two roller coaster launched together racing to the end).

However, there are limited rides and activities in the park for a entrance fee of AED 250 per adult. However, it was a great experience to come in once at least! A must enter!You can check out the website by clicking here.

Walking Around Inner Part
Awesome for Car Lovers
A Picture of the Center
Waiting for Show Time
Great Performance
Had a Great Time. Take on the World's Fastest Roller Coaster! U r Next!

Check Out the Place!
In Abu Dhabi, just an hour drive from Dubai! Time to head to Ferrari World peeps!

Wednesday, 31 December 2014

Exploring Dubai - It's a Happy New Year #Burj Khalifah

Finally countdown completed. On 31st December 2014, we will be witnessing the World Tallest Building magnificent fireworks! Happy New Year Peeps!

Pleased to share our journey to 2015. We had our homecooked meal first before heading out there. Need extra juice of energy bar to battle the huge crowds.

Stir-Fry Egg Plant With Mixed Herbs
Asian Style Egg Omelette
Dinner Time. Home Style.
Heading to our spot @ Business Bay Park Avenue.
Found our spot. Counting Down.
SpicyIrvine & EsterLuv
360 Degree Twisting Fireworks

All Around the Building
Happy New Year Peeps!!
It have been another great year. Living to satisfaction is never easy. But having great people around you, that makes living a better place. Happy New Year! Journey Continues. 2015.

Friday, 28 November 2014

Irvine's Recipe - Pan-Seared Salmon

Another slow day in Dubai. Having my own kitchen to myself, there is definitely something i should do about it. Recently i have been trying out some cooking. And one of my favourite was Pan-Seared Salmon! Time to cook my beautiful Salmon. A lot of people doesn't really like the fish skin, but making some crispy salmon skin, is delicious! My dinner~ Cooking Salmon is very simple with a few tactic and very delicious.

Make sure the Salmon is dry before seasoning (as usually asian prefer to wash the fresh meat before cooking). If not you will end up boiling the salmon while cooking due to the extra moist flowing out.

Mix with salt and pepper with olive oil glaze. (recommend to slice the skin layer for more even cooking and more crisp)

Heat the non-stick pan. Use either olive oil, cooking oil or butter depending on your flavour.

Skin side down first. Once the salmon starts to turn white slightly half way through, turn once. You can see whether it is cooked by looking at the colour change. Once done turn skin down again (you want the skin to absorb all flavours). When done let it rest aside and then prepare for plating :)

Herbs to Sprinkle In While Cooking
Some Thyme or maybe basil for some flavour.

If your salmon isn't fresh, you should cook it well through. If "sushi fresh", you may want to cook it slightly before it is well done to maintain its moist inside.

Done! I prepared mine with some sauteed buttom mushrooms and flavoured boiled brocolli.

Friday, 21 November 2014

Irvine's Diary - Craving Overdose! Noodle Bowl.

My daily life in the Dubai has been very... erm... slow-paced! Rushing to work every morning, cough*, getting off work on time, preparing dinner, driving my love home after work, cleaning the house, hitting the gym, watching drama, blogging, playstation4, shopping and catching movies, travelling, etc.

But time passes... i dont know why, incredibly fast! Time flies. We have been here for almost a year now. But felt like only a few months. Am i gonna be a old brat? 

Unlike in Malaysia, we usually grab a pint of lager at the bar, chill out at starbucks outdoor, play some golf, wake-boarding during weekends, yum-cha, ta-kei, hit the club, drive up to Genting Highland to chill, etc.

In comparison, I guess my life in Dubai is much heathier then! Feeling old* 

Well, no matter where you are and what you are doing. There is always cravings for one thing. Good Food! In the desert country, right smack in the middle of the earth, you do get good food too. And what i meant was, Good Malaysian Food!

Noodle Bowl

At Dune Center, Al Diyafa Street, Satwa, Dubai

Craving too much of Malaysian Food after checking out so many blog post of mouth watering delicous Malaysian Food. So if you are in Dubai and you need to feel like home, or just wanting to try out Malaysian Cooking, indeed, Noodle Bowl is one of the best pick!

Steamed Egg Custard Bun
Half Roasted Duck

Malaysian Style Hainan Chicken Rice

Malaysian Style Nasi Lemak
Our late dinner for two! The food was really good, quite comparable to what you can get in Malaysia. Love the roast duck the most. Finally! Even the duck sauce was similiar!

Nasi lemak was good. Love the sambal. Not the spicy type, a little bit sweet. Just like what you will get in Village Park Nasi Lemak, Kota Damansara, Malaysian. My tummy was satisfied. I am definitely coming back for more. Authentic asian food!

Cost : AED165, equivalent to RM150. Damage!

Friday, 14 November 2014

Chilling at 2nd December Street Indoor Bus Station, Satwa, Dubai

Winter is coming~ to Dubai~

Getting cooling as time passes. Going to be freezing cold soon. The best thing about Dubai, you get winter feel. Time to get my leather jackets!

Friday, 7 November 2014

Exploring Dubai - World Largest Mall cum World Tallest Building

Living in Dubai have been a great experience, a modern city in the desert. Great Contemporary Architectures. Trying to be the next Gotham City, with plenty of skyscrapers. Along beatiful beaches. A whole new experience exploring the Middle East. Great exposures. Meeting new people. Variety of cultural blend. Beautiful ladies. Cough.

Started from my post about my career plans, Middle East Part of the Plan. Making my plan a reality, and exploring Dubai by living here myself, from stretch. Hence, i came out with a Quick Guide to the Middle East, Dubai.

After all the boring rantings. Of course, something interest, something anyone should do after coming to the desert country, Desert Safari - Dune Bashing!

And now, something HoT, checking out the World Largest Mall cum World Tallest Building. The Dubai Mall and Burj Khalifah!

Dubai Metro Map

Getting There

Easy, take the metro, and just head to Dubai Mall Station, it is all connected, indoors! The metro fares are very cheap, say from Dubai Marina Station to Dubai Mall Station will cost you less than 10 Dirhams, return.

What i like about Dubai Mall
Large Indoor Aquarium
Underwater Entrance
The picture says it, amazingly huge indoor aquarium! Plenty to see. There is a admission for underwater tunnel and rain forest safari, about 100 Dirhams. Also you can go diving in the aquarium itself!, about 600 Dirhams.

I love fishes. I always have fresh water fish at home, although they dont survive, feeling guilty*. However, i have made many research in order to give them a good home, i have two pearl gold fish before i came to Dubai, now under the care of my parents. God Bless...

Shopping and Souvenirs

Shopping is plentiful here, only, and only you love branded. There are huge variety of branded goods. Therefore, if you are looking for something of good quality. You will definitely enjoy your shopping experience here. Well, you do get cheap goods too.
Waterfall of Death?
Hehe, this is a really stunning waterfall. However, to me it does gave me some bad thoughts. Kamikaze.

Luxury Shopping Section

 Walking with Dino
The DubaiDino
The Diplodocus Longus! Long Neck! Nick name, Dubai Dino! Flew all the way in from America. Nice. It is fun walking around the World Largest Mall while checking out the large aquarium and dino bones.

Musical Fountain

Thinking that's all you get? That's not all, one more big highlights, the World Largest Musical Fountain. Beautiful! It plays every 30min starting after 6pm. The musical is always different within the same day. Believe it or not, it can shoot water up as high as a 50-storey building. Throughout my travel to different countries, this is the best.

Before and After
Btw, this view is taken from TGIF in Dubai Mall. Best restaurant for best view of the dubai fountain. Of course, nice food.

Dinner is Served

The Burj Khalifah

Time for the main highlight, the world tallest building. 163 Floors. 828m. Burj Khalifa. Tickets fees are about 125 Dirhams.

The Burj Khalifah Tickets

Finally, time to witness the tallest free standing structure in the world. Lets enjoy the stunning views.

View From The Top, Observatory Deck

View Towards City. Main Highway Sheik Zayed Road.

View Towards Outer Side of Dubai City
View Towards Down Town Dubai
One of the most beautiful views i have ever witnessed. And now, two pictures i got from the internet. Showing the before Burj Khalifah was built, so as the Dubai City itself, and after it was built.

About 10 Years Ago

Say, about 6 years after?
This my experience. Paying my visit to the Dubai Mall-cum-Burj Khalifah. It was great. Hope you pay your visit soon!

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