Horrible Experience Having Seafood Dinner @ Portuguese Settlement, Malacca


This is probably the worst experience i've ever had with restaurants. 

I had been cracking my head of where should we go for our new year feast and i stumbled upon some blog posts on Portuguese Settlement. Portuguese? Seafood? It'd make the perfect new year eve dinner!

It was by accidents the bf found out i love Portuguese cuisine before i myself realised it. He said i love any dishes with Portuguese sauce, it's a big deal because i usually hate sauce. And the bf has been saying he wanted to have a nice seafood dinner with me ever since he's back from his KK trip. So this is just perfect!

Feeling so excited, like we always do for great food, we arrived well before sunset. We were planning to take a walk in sunset before settling down for dinner.

Stall 1 to Stall 10.

Overly Aggressive Waiters

As soon as our feet stepped out of car, two stall owners approached us, asking us if we were here for dinner. Surprised by the over friendliness, we politely told them we were here for a walk first. They proceeded telling us since today was new year eve, we should order as early as possible since they all were going for prayers later. But after we insisted we wanted to take a walk first, only then they told us they were from Stall 4 and 7 respectively and left.

We took a walk around the stalls and found ourselves in a neighbourhood. Words are people there are mostly Christian so they took Christmas more seriously. We can still see extensive Christmas decorations on almost all the households.

When we were back, the guy from stall 7 earlier approached us again.

"Bro are you ready to have your dinner yet?"

"No, not yet."

"Bro, when i ask you to order your dinner you better do it now."
(We began sensing some threatening tone from him.)

"Huh why? We just want to walk around and have a look around first."

*glance at my camera*
 "If you wanna take picture, go to the jetty la, the scenery is nicer there. What for you take picture of these shops."

Annoyed, we almost wanted to leave by that time, but we have no where else to go. It's too late to search for a new place and drive there. While we were standing nearby to decide, few more owners approached us to tell us which stalls they were from. In the end, we decided on stall 6 solely because they have canopies and the sky seemed to be raining soon.

Throughout our meals, we realised we were 'lucky' to be only pushed by the waiters so gently. When the sky darken, they got more desperate and basically just surrounded and followed customers around until they decided which stall to eat at. Foul words were exchanged among stall owners when one party loses customers to another. #truestory.

Proof: The couple is the same blue shirts (in red circles) were being chased by the aggressive waiters.



Dishonest Waiters


Our orders:

1. Chilli Crabs (2 ekor) - RM 63.00
2. Portuguese Baked Fish - RM 52.50
3. Black Pepper Baked Brinjal - RM 8.00
4. Fried Squid - RM 15.00
5. Rice (2 persons) - RM 2.00
6. 100 Plus (1 can) - RM 3.00
7. Mango Juice (from other stall) - tasted nothing like mango! Yucks!

*No price is indicated on the menu.

Upon ordering the fish, we asked the waiter if the size will be too big for 2 persons. The waiter told us no no, it's just right for 2 persons and she will choose a smaller one for us since we ordered quite a lot of dishes. But when the fish came, it was way too big. -_-  We couldn't finish everything. All the dishes tasted only okay, except for the chilli crabs whose sauce was superb!

Throughout the dinner, which we finished at around 9.00pm, none of the waiters went to church for prayers. It was only a tactic to rush us to order.

The bill came around RM143.50, apparently price was marked up for the new year eve.


Turned out it wasn't the perfect new year eve dinner i imagined it to be. The bf was determined to turn the night around so he bought us a Kong Ming Light to write our new year wishes on. (He knew i am very in love with lanterns after watching Tangled).



Together, we released it into the sky and prayed that our wishes will come true.


The Sweetest Thing

The other day when i was talking to my colleagues about wooing girls, one junior asked me what was the sweetest thing my bf has ever done for me.

I pondered for a while.

..and I couldn't think of any omg!

Honestly, I was quite sad for a while.

I know the bf loves me very much and all but it was quite pathetic to have no romantic stories to tell. So i spent the night thinking, what was the sweetest things he has done? I'm sure there are some!

One came up is when i first started driving by myself, i have this event in a new company at place i wasn't familiar with (i wasn't familiar with any place, i just blindly follow Waze). But it was raining heavily when i was about to leave from office. So he dropped everything he was doing and insisted on driving me to the event, and waited for me for hours until it's over. 

I didn't want him to drive me, because it will affect his work. So i somehow was angry at him for driving me. We even fought about it after we got home. He was just worried of me driving in the rain but i rejected him because i thought he will blamed me later on for not getting any work done, which, of course, he didn't.

And last sunday when i told him i was bored i wanna eat something. He went on and find something for me to eat. Although i ended up eating a week old jagung, but seeing him frantically (haha) buttered my corn makes my heart melt. 

There was never big big romantic gestures from the bf. He's not a romantic guy like that.

But in every little things he does, he puts me first. At every seconds, he's worried about me. Everyday, he never fails to tell me he loves me. 


Landlord vs Me (Part 2)

Never thought this post will got sequel leh!

Actually not entirely unexpected la. As long as i'm still staying there, as long as he's still that nitpicking guai lan, conflicts are bound to happen again. 

After the last incident, i live my life as usual and we ignore each other when we cross paths (this happens even before we started arguing, basically i never see him being friendly or smile or even greet us after my first room viewing). 

I honestly didn't try to annoy him in anyway. One morning, when i was about to leave to work, he came to me and tell me, "You move out in end of January." Then he turned around to walk away. 

Immediately I did some maths in my head. It was 1st December so he did give me 2 months notice, but i've paid my December rent, he still has my 2 months deposits. So i replied, "You pay me December rent and 2 months deposits, i'll move out today." I wasn't going to let it be easy for him. 

He: "Cannot. Must give 2 months notice."

Me: "Okay. I moved out this month end (dec)" 
I was determined not to let him has the last words. 

He: "Okay." 
Surprisingly, or maybe out of anger, he agreed. Having only a month to get a new tenant? and in the month of Dec? Well good luck ha! 

It did not end here!

So Charmen came to KL for 5 days so i asked her to stay with me. The first morning he spotted her in my room when i was going to work in the morning. So he said to me, "That's your friend? She can't stay if you're not here."

Me: You never say no visitor.

Him: I said only you and your bf can stayover.

Me: You never say 'only'.

(The actual conversation went like this: The bf who was helping me to find a new room asked him if he can occasionally stay over, the landlord said he will get back to him because he has to ask his wife first. Then the next day replied saying he can.)

Him: She cannot stay. Later got stuff in my house go missing.

Me: If got you come find me.

(Come on la, his living room is practically empty. There's only some old chairs and table. There is no even TV and sofa. I dunno if there's anything worth stealing.)

Him: Okay.

And apparently he wasn't happy that he didn't get his way. The next thing we know, the wifi was cut off.

Waliao eh, so childish can?

Charmen only stayed in my room not bothering anyone. And she couldn't have wasted any extra electricity since there is no air con in my room. He only did this to annoy me. So poor Charmen spent 4 mornings in my room doing nothing without wifi.

So after Charmen left, i thought he might start turning on the wifi again. But he didn't! I gave him some cooling period since i won't be there for the weekend anyway.

The following Monday when i'm back, there is still no wifi.

So texted him, "If there's still no wifi by tonight, please refund an additional RM50 when you are paying me back my deposits."

At this point and with that tone, i was pretty sure i will have to survive without wifi for a month but  I just couldn't bring myself to say nothing. I start wondering if he would really pay me the RM50 back.

But et voila, the next day the wifi is back on.





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