making ketupat video

Ketupat is a dish made from glutinous rice, that is wrapped with woven coconut leaves.

The coconut leaves is woven into a pouch like container, then filled with the rice, after that it’s cooked (boiled) in water or in this case water added with coconut milk which is the white coloured liquid in the video. It is a dish served during the festive season of the muslim calendar mainly Eid al-Fitr, (aidilfitri) end of the fasting month, or the Eid al-Adha (the sacrifice feast)

having the opportunity, I documented this process in video (1:45 minutes). Although this is just play and fun take, it turned out pretty good in the end. 🙂


Sounds too good to be true.

The choice is in your hands…

Ever had that time when you had that reluctance feeling to buy that something which you’d feel is not that important, overpriced, you can live without,  maybe get it later, afraid you’d regret it later, etc etc..?

well this is one of those things…

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Identity crisis

… today I decided to change my ID, twice…

well not my real life ID, just this blog ID from to thefoxphotographer then to this thestrad… ermm… I don’t remember..!!  OMG.!

bahh, forget it… I’ll get used to it later…  🙂

I’m changing the site address so it would be easy to remember…? I guess, to get more followers or maybe finding my own ‘niche’. The old name is kind of boring and… well personaly it’s unique but not meaning anything. So why not try something new here. Who knows with the new site id, we can see some increase in traffic..? I guess we’ll see what will happen in the next few weeks.

Anyway… sorry for my followers, do hope you’ll find this blog again and re-follow if you wish (is there a word for that?) and continue subscribing although this blog I’m doing is nothing much but a mere rambling of a fox… haha..


Running for distance

Never had it be in my ambition to run a half marathon (21 KM), 10 is ok, 5 is fun, and a few hundred meters is good for strength, but to endure 21 KM is something not even in my wish list.

I have no real professional training , only by reading runners mag, internet and self-training. I am more used going to gym and weights, training for fitness and strength, running for stamina, cardio and fitness, that’s it, but a marathon is kind of new to me.

Last year, I did a 10 km run with the mass, and it felt kind of ‘lame’ because my run ended kind of quick, well, sort of. Sure, I enjoyed the run but was not worth the trouble to attend the event, thus leaving me determined to go for a 21 KM, half marathon, so this year I registered, that was a few month back and with that I had to start training.

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 The GPX and KML file

This is something that I’ve stumbled upon when planning for my next backpacking trip, the difference between a GPX (GPS exchange file) and KML (keyhole markup language) so maybe I’ll just share a bit.

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2015 in review

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2015 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 9,600 times in 2015. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 4 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

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Mt Serambu, Outing day

Mt Serambu

located in the Bau district of Sarawak, is where the remnants of James Brooke summer cottage used to be, while some information states various discrepancy in height, I can say that the officially published height is approx 1600 feet AMSL and my suunto logged 1500 feet AMSL. Continue reading “Mt Serambu, Outing day”