My so-called-backpacking-plans to New Caledonia

By the end of next month, I’ll be hitting the sacred number ’22’. Arghh, 10 years ago I was merely 12 years old.  I’ve always wanted to travel, the backpacking style…alone. Hopefully dad allows it-lah. Since I’m living in Langkawi, there are only two modes of transportation to get outta here, basically to get to the mainland, 1- By ferry 2- By air.

New Caledonia. This place of interest first comes into picture while I was going through my French textbook, Tapis Volant. My future backpacking plans:

1- Fly from Langkawi to Kuala Lumpur. Well, to save up the budget I could just take a ferry from Jetty Kuah to Jetty Kuala Perlis (ticket would be RM18 or USD 5.80). Then from Kuala Perlis I could ride express coach to Kuala Lumpur, the Puduraya bus terminal would be an ideal stop since it is nearby to the lrt stations. A bus ride from Kuala Perlis to Puduraya terminal would cost around RM45 or USD 14.50. From Puduraya I can straight-away take a cab to the airport or get myself to KL Sentral (train station) via LRT. From KL Sentral I can later enjoy another ERL ride to KLIA or LCCT, depending on the flight ticket lah. But I will need to plan wisely if I am traveling by land to Kuala Lumpur as I might not want to miss my flight.

2- Kuala Lumpur to Sydney. And from Sydney to Brisbane. And after 5 hours or so I’ll be landing in La Tontouta International Airport, Noumea.

3- And the journey begins.

Wow, seems legit aite?


Week 10


It’s week 10 and chaos starts to jump in. Updating thesis, reports and upcoming projects is a routine nowadays.

The other ‘me’ … 😛

23rd November 2012, Friday 1616

The Beach : Do’s and Don’ts

Well, going to the beach is  fun but could harm yourself too. I love playing in the sun as it brings up my mood. Plus, I always wanted a darker skin tone (I’m not the color conscious Asians). However, due to overly dose of sunbathing  today, I’ve got sunburns and it’s kinda painful y’all. This is not my first time of having sunburns but here’s some helpful tips for you.

The Do’s

  1. Plan your journey ahead. Check the weather forecast of the day. You wouldn’t want to go to the beach if it’s raining or there’s thunderstorm( too dangerous).
  2. Check if the area has a lifeguard on duty. This is for safety reason. If there’s no lifeguard, make sure that there’s someone who could swim (very well) in case an emergency occurs.
  3. Bring along food from home. Home cooked meals taste better and healthier.
  4. Obey all safety instructions listed if available.
  5. USE a sunscreen. Duhh, it’s nice to get a tanned body but kinda a painful aftermath. ( I love Nivea’s Moisturizing Sunscreen )
  6. Enjoy your time. Take a deep breathe and let go all of your misery. 😉

The Don’ts

  1. NEVER let children swim on their own.
  2. Do not litter. Use the garbage can. Keep the beach clean 🙂

Currently I’m living in Langkawi, Malaysia. I’m in love with my beautiful island and will always be. 😛

p/s Going back to college next Saturday ;( . Ohhh, how i wish the holidays could extend by itself.

Aida Laas 


Avril 12, 2012 ( Jeudi )

I was completing my academic paper’s proposal until one of the old memories came back to me. It was sweet but bitter, much more like the taste of Whittaker’s Dark Ghana.

A gust of wind,
Hits my soul,
Drifting me apart.

p/s We had a wonderful ribs for lunch, thanks dad 😉

Welcome and selamat datang.

Before I started this WP, I already have a BS account since 2009. I used to blog about everything but nowadays I’ve no longer have the passion to do so. WP is simple and clean compared to BS where users are allowed to add as much HTML codes as they wish and I’m not a fan of those glittering graphics and others. Plus, the site could be heavy as well. The name “My Cheritas not Chivitos” is my personal coinage. 😀 , it wasn’t coined at all but I like the way it rhymes. Cheritas is a malay upgraded word of Cerita which means to tell about something, much more like a story. Chivitos on the other hand is the name of a national dish in Uruguay ( it is sandwich ). Thanks to Anthony Bourdain, I got to know about this yummy-looking food.

When I was in secondary school , I used to write poems and even recited it. I fall in love with poems back then because I feel that I could connect with the author’s emotion and find the messages hidden within the poem. I considered myself as a naturalist back then. Now, I need to get my passion back. 🙂

Tomorrow is August 31st. Happy 55th Merdeka Day for my country, MALAYSIA ;’) .

p/s Will start writing in bilinguals soon. 🙂

Aida Laas

Playing with tags

1. Things you cannot leave your home without : My mobile phones, keys and purse.

2. Favorite brand of Make-Up : Err, I don’t know.

3. Favorite flower : Tulips. ( but roses aren’t bad either )

4. Favorite clothing store : Uniqlo ? I love their striped pants.

5. Favorite Perfume : The Body Shop White Musk

6. Do you make good grades ? : I do, only for my favorite subjects 😀 .

7. Favorite color : Definitely RED

8. Do you drink juice? : Oui. Orange and Kiwi.

9. Favorite moisturizer(s) : Vaseline and Hazeline

10. Do you drink coffee? : YES. My favorite would be the San Francisco Coffee shop/cafe.


p/s I have a trillions of free time today.
p/s Will start packing up for college tomorrow.


Aida Laas

Rougail saucisse

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6 large sausages ( you can use any type of sausages according to your liking )
2 onions
3 cloves of garlic
5 tomatoes ( ripe)
1 red chilli
a dash of parsley ( my favorite herb ), thyme, salt and pepper
one tablespoon of oil
Let’s rock !
1. Chop the onions
2. Crush the garlic with the chilli and salt
3. Cut the tomatoes into small pieces
4. Boil the sausages in water for 10 minutes, drain after it is cooked.
5. Heat the oil
6. Add the onions, crushed garlic, tomatoes and thyme
7. Mix well, then cover and cook for 10 minutes.
8. Add the sausages and cook on a low heat for 20 minutes.
9. Serve with rice
10. Enjoy your meal 🙂
p/s This recipe was taken from my French textbook, Tapis Volant 1.
p/s I’m so in love with French that one day I hope I could get a French husband 😛 ( haha )

The story of an Almond London

It’s been a week since Muslims all over the world celebrated Eid Mubarak. Back in my hometown (Alor Setar), we had a tremendous celebration. It was fullhouse. For the first time I (with my cousins) made the infamous raya cookies called Almond London. Kurang pasti sama ada biskut ni origin dari London or they just made it sound that way. We started the Almond London project after Subuh’s prayer and finished at 12 noon. Since all of us were fasting, the temptation occurs from dipping the naked cookies into the chocolatey syrups made all of us drools. We went ooh..awww….

 Le Almond London

Frankly speaking, my favorite biskut raya goes to Pineapple Tarts. However the taste might differ due to the pineapple jams and sometimes the taste is heavily affected by the crunchiness of the tarts. Despite that, I also fall in love with biskut makmur and biskut suji and the all time favorite, biskut semperit. ^_^

more raya stories coming thru ….


The vows .

1. Not to fall in love(starting over a relationship) before the time comes.
2. Not to fall in love because of loneliness.
3. Not to fall in love to make someone jealous
4. I will wait for you.
5. Until the day you’re married to someone, till then only I’ll stop from missing you.

P/S Syawal comes after Ramadhan. Still in the festive moods, Happy Eid Mubarak 😉