Monday, October 29, 2007

50th Malaysia Cultural Performances

Venue : Bukit Jalil National Stadium
Tens of thousands of people...(about 50k)
2 million, 500 participants/ performers/ 1 year of preparation..
Rainy night that didn't hinder the performances (though I pity the VIP area - they have to sit in the rain)...
All in all to attend the 50th Malaysia Cultural Performances organised by MCA
Kicked off by local artistes perfomances and followed by lion dances, traditional dances and musical instruments and of course speeches by both President and VP of MCA...
But the main highlight is the duet between Erra Fazira and Michael Wong belting out Teresa Tang's Yue Liang Dai Biao Wo De Xin...Michael did an unplugged version of Tong Hua which got the crowd singing along, young and old, all seem to know how to sing it...And everyone started to leave as soon as Michael went off stage...Including us...:P And we got to witness the fireworks in the car...
It was a great effort for the show...And a great time spent with my family...
Thanks CY for the tickets...

Sunday, October 28, 2007

Have you been to Naili's?

http://www.nailisplace.com/

Nice environment to chill out with friends, loved one, family...Have a drink, some snacks and chat the night away...

Ban Lee Bak Kut Teh

I have not heard of this shop till the topic of Bak Kut Teh (BKT) came up a couple of weeks ago. It's said that this shop offers one of the best BKT in town so it's a must try (as I have started to like BKT since I've tried it in Klang couple of years back).
We were quite hungry after wasting almost 2 hours of our time watching Triangle (which will be discussed in another entry), so we ordered a pot of claypot BKT with everything (yes, I do eat internal organs like intestine and belly), with lots of 'yau char kwai' (my fave to eat with BKT) and served with a bowl of steaming rice.
The taste is nice...Combination of fat and not-so-fat meat, button mushroom, pig's intestine and belly, the golden needle mushroom (i think it's called Enokitake). The soup is not too think with herb taste...just nice...And oh yeah, BKT taste better served in bowl with chopstick rather that plate, fork and spoon...
Well, if compared to Klang's BKT, I will still say Klang has the best BKT.
Location : Jln Ipoh (beside Dynasty Hotel)


ps: there's an open air parking right behind the shop...


Nightmares

I have been having NIGHTMARES 2 nights in a row...

Those rare NIGHTMARES that you can remember vivdly when you woke the next morning...

Those NIGHTMARES that seem so real...the place, environment and most of all the people in it...

Why am I having these NIGHTMARES?

Why?

Sunday, October 21, 2007

Little wonders

1 ripe banana
1 tsp of honey
3 tblspoon of plain yogurt
3/4 cup of chocolate/ full cream milk (add more honey if milk is used instead of choc milk)
bailey's (as much as you like)
crushed ice
a little bit of happiness and love

Blend all in and you've got yourself a pretty good shake

Life's little wonders....

Saturday, October 20, 2007

Resident Evil : Extinction

Will it be the final installment for the RE movies? Will there be a sequel?
This latest installment is poorly rated by movie critics. Well, I wouldn't say that it is a great movie but I still like it. In fact, I like all RE movies. They just have this really strong attraction to me. (I like Milla Jovovich in that red dress, BTW)
I've almost forgotten the RE game plot, one of the first games that I was crazy about during college days. But after googling it, I remember now.
Wesker, was first introduced in the first RE series but not as a playable character. He mysteriously disappeared mid way through the game. In the movie, he has become the head of Umbrella Corporation. And Claire, of course I remember Claire. She is the lead character in RE 2. Her mission in the game is to find her brother, Chris, who is the main character in the first RE. Alongside her, Leon Kennedy is the other main character in the game. Then there is Carlos. He is one of the character in RE3. Well, the only main character from the movie which is not in the games is Alice.
I've read that there will be another sequel. And they plan to cast Jensen Ackles as Leon Kennedy (main character from RE2). Jensen Ackles from Supernatural...I can't wait for the fourth installment (if they are really going to produce it)...


Friday, October 19, 2007

Rest

I need some rest
Seriously
I NEED some rest

It has been quite a hectic couple of months. With trips to Kuantan, Bali, Cameron and short outings to Aquaria, Eye on Malaysia, movies and food outings, I really miss some quiet time at home. It has been a long time since I last spend the entire weekend at home, just relaxing and listening to my favourite music. And it has been so long since I've read a good book. I've bought books that I have not read or half way through it. I think it's time to pick them up again.

So, this weekend, I am going to have some ME time. I NEED it....

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

I’M TAGGED, THEREFORE…I just do it...

Rules:

Repeat subject header “I’M TAGGED, THEREFORE…”
Copy + paste these rules in your entry.
Complete these 15 totally USELESS statements & questions.
Mention who you were tagged by, followed by 8 people who you’ll be tagging.

WARNING!Failing to do so and you’ll be cursed eternally with a 3-holed nose (aikss??) and a low-cost flat (no way!!)

I got tagged thanks to Crap Rants.

1. If I was an opposite gender, what would my party clothes be like? my birthday suit...
2. At 10am this morning, I was… …stoning at my workstation - staring blankly at the laptop screen...
3. At 10pm tonight, I will be… …at Maldives with my dream guy (aka Lee Hom) - in my dreams...
4. Who should be the next Malaysian Prime Minister? Michael Scofield...
5. If my spouse told me to do without sex for a year, I would… …*hehe* he wouldn't tell me that, trust me...
6. If I was a piece of a car, I would be the… …State of the art car audio system (no particular reason)
7. If I was told one day that I would have to give up either 1) anything chocolate OR 2) ever seeing the beach again, for the rest of my life, which one will I give up? do i really have to choose??
8. Singapore is good for… …nice cars...
9. If I could only say 3 words before I die, what would those last words be? Why sooooooo fast???
10. WHO would I like to be left on a deserted island with? Michael Scofield or Lee Hom or David Copperfield??
11. Die by drowning or by fire? which is less painful and faster?
12. What one single thing would you buy with your last RM9.95? Brownies/ Choc cake...yummyy...
13. If I opened a night club, what would I call it? WTF
14. Don’t cheat: what’s “bulbous”? something big, fat and cute...
15. I think my ass is…nice (i don't care what you think/say), I still think it's nice...Heheh...

I’m tagging:

No one as well...since most of my bloggie friends have been tagged....Good karma for me too, Andy...:)

Sunday, October 14, 2007

She's such a poser....

Indulgence

Waited almost 1.5 hours, no dinner, only Starbucks Latte Mocha while waiting...Worth it? Hmmm.....Definitely.
8 big scoops of Haagen Dazs....That's the most I can eat at one time. I think if we stayed there a little longer, I can add 2 more scoops....*blink*blink*....There goes the diet plan for the month.




1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th helpings...Hehehehe.......

Cinta


I watched one of the most touching Malay movie I have seen in years..(well, not that I watched a lot of local films before). The recent one that I remember are Puteri Gunung Ledang and Sepet.
Yesterday night, as I was browsing through the channels, there's this movie that caught my attention - Cinta. There's not a lot of good local movies around but I think this is one that's worth your 2 hours. In short, Cinta is a film comprising of 10 stars, and 5 love stories.
The story that really made me cry, is the one about an old retired teacher, who has Alzheimer's. The character is potrayed by Dato' Rahim Razali, a familiar face on TV since the local stations were established. Below is the synopsis taken for this story from their site.
"Age does not diminish one’s capacity for love or need for companionship. The marching of time has not been kind to Elyas (Dato’ Rahim Razali), a retired schoolteacher. But despite illness and age, Rubiah (Fatimah Abu Bakar), a compassionate and kind woman sees Elyas’ dignity and spirit shining through. Can you recognise the face of it, even if you have no memory of it? Does love have to end in your advancing years?"
Everyday, this old man wakes up and will go through the same routine. Because of Alzheimer,he doesn't even recognizes his grandson, who is the only person taking care of him.Many times, he will end up somewhere he doesn't know, and he still look for old friends who are no longer alive anymore. Till a point when the grandson has no other alternative but to send him to old folk's home. A good Samaritan, a lady in the neighbourhood, who owns a stall the old man visits everyday, decided to take care of him for life.
Cinta- a movie about love. It made me realise, how much do we care and love and till what extend that we are willing to sacrifice for the people we love? Sometimes in life, we are given that second chance to make things right, and sometimes we won't get any chance anymore. One of the story in it says - the most important thing is to see the person you love happy, even if you can't be with them. To those who have found love, treasure them and to those who feels alone at times, always keep in mind that there are many people who care and love you if you let them to.
Cheers...

Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Bali oh bali....

I didn't know that 90% of the population in Bali are Hindus, that Bali has a few active volcanic mountains and that Bali has lots and lots of temples and shrines and they all look the same....:P....If you've seen one or two, you've seen the rest....

Well, our trip to Bali was great fun. Started with a hearty McD breakfast (seems to be our fave everywhere we go) at LCCT and eagerly waited for our flight. On board, a bunch of very active family were making hell a lot of noise. Talkative little girls and adults playing chor dai dee ....And we were on the same flight coming back to KL as well...

Upon reaching, we were greeted by Made (holding a board which read - Ho Kee Fong and family....:), our driver and guide for the next 2 days. He's a bit too quiet for a guide. But he's not bad....And we gave him RP100,000 as tip at the end of the trip.

We checked in to Oasis Kuta. Despite negative comments found on the web, the hotel is not that bad at all. Most impressive is the swimming pool surrounded by the rooms. Just that the bathroom and toilet is a bit old and dirty. The rooms are big, can fit 3 people confortably...

After our welcome drinks, we walked to Kuta beach in front of Hard Rock Cafe....The waves are a bit too strong to swim and it's suitable for surfing. Along the way, most of the shops are selling branded apparels like Rib Curl and Versace. We're so undecided what to eat for lunch so we settled for McD...again....:P Dinner time was at Jimbaran with the sunset view. But the food was not up to our expectations.....Maybe we went to the wrong restaurant. The environment was nice though with a band singing songs in different languages and the sand underneath your feet. First night was pretty much quiet....Walked around Kuta again and went for a Balinese massage. First experience and I am sure it will be an experience to remember as it was te first time I got my boobs massage..by the masseur, of course. It was really a full body massage with only our undies on. :P

Our second day started early and Made was waiting for us after breakfast at about 830am. First stop was at Batubulan for a cultural show. Paid a freaking RM20 for the 1 hour show. It was quite a waste of time. But then, at least we saw a Brad Pitt look-a-like there. Then, we're off to Batuan temple. Nothing much to shout about, an old temple with lots of weird looking statues.
Went to Goa Gajah next. What fascinated me most was the big big tree in the middle of the place. The next hour took us into Kintamani, with the spectacular view of Mount Batur and Lake Batur. It's still an active volcano. The annoying thing is once you stepped out of the van, locals will come to you with souvenirs and keep bugging you to buy. We had lunch there with the view of the mountain. Then off to Ubud. We passed by Monkey Forest but chose not to stopover. En route, there are numerous shops selling beautiful crafts from silver, wood, glass....Really beautiful sight along the way. We reached Ubud market and that's where we showed off our bargaining skills. Every price they offered, you shoud reduce it by 50%. After much bargaining, it's time to call it a day and we went back to Kuta to rest and dine. Oh ya....on the way back, we bought Dirty Duck, one of Bali's famous dish. Errrmmm...tasted quite nice but not much meat and it's a bit pricey for a duck that size.

The third day started off at the same time. Initial plan was to go Sanur and Nusa Dua area but we skipped that and detour to Uluwatu as I really wanted to go there. And the detour is worthwhile....Although I got dizzy on the way there as the roads are winding. Before reaching Uluwate, Made brought it to Padang Padang beach. A secluded small beach with soft and white sand. The view here is great too. Uluwatu's view is mesmerizing. Temple on the cliffs and clear blue and greenish sea below. The sound of the waves hitting the cliffs.....Sigh....Sight to behold. Then, we went uphill to Bedugul for two lake landscape - Buyan and Tamblingan stopping by to savour another famous local dish, Babi Guling. Next visit was to Taman Ayun, which was one of UNESCO Heritage site. Too bad I can't go in as it is prohibited for women having the monthly routine to step into the temple to preserved it's purity. :( After spending some time cam-whoring there, it's a long journey to Tanah Lot, just in time to make it for the beautiful sunset. The view here is way nicer than Jimbaran. There's a unique temple just beside the sea and there's a night bazaar too. But we were rushing back and didn't stop at any stall...except for the jagung stall...After taking showers, we dined at the restaurant just next to our hotel and went back for drinks after some window shopping in Hard Rock.

The last day was spent lazing around Kuta beach. Walking miles down the sandy beach and watching yummy hunks and sexy girls in bikinis. Hehe...and there are some ugly sights of 'Michelin' people. Anyway, it was a relaxing morning and I wish I can stay longer. And we had another McD meal in the airport.....Hehe....

So, overall, it was a very nice trip and with a group of 'youthful' people. Summary of this trip - lots of time in the van;lots of sightseeings (temples, beaches); lots of cute Japananese girls and guys (hunky guys- Brad Pitt look-a-like); tried new drinks - bloody mary, margarita, irish cream coffee, coco moon; tasted new food - dirty duck and babi guling (don't ask me why they are named like that);lots of 18SX souvenirs (unfortunately I didn't buy any) and lots of fun and cam-whoring.

Bali - we'll be BACK......

ps: for some pics - refer to Andy's , CY's and Su's bloggie....

Monday, October 08, 2007

Doughnuts

Sudden crave for doughnuts sent me walking up and down Pavillion looking for the famous doughnut outlet - J.Co Donut and Coffee (there's also a branch in Curve, Damansara)

Flavours I bought....(in order of preference)

Tira Miss U
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ps: My personal favourtite with tiramisu cream and coffee powder. Simply yummy...
Alcapone
J.Co's signature product is where a Belgian chocolate meets crunchy Californian almonds. Recie from Rome, almonds from California. Whote chocolate from Belgium and the donut is originally created in Indonesia.
Coco Loco
Here is one great product for the chocolate love-in-you. With dark chocolate inside and utside, nothing else can satisfy your chocolate craving like Coco Loco can satisfy your chocolate craving like Coco Loco.
Mango Blitz
(desciprtion available)
ps: wisest choice for those who doesn't have a sweet tooth. Not too sweet with heavy mango flavor and a bit of cream in the middle.
Cheese Me Up
Made with melt New Zealand cheese on top, not only is this donut double yummy but it's also definitely healthy.
Glazzy
Sweet Honey glazed donut with all the goodness of honey.

(description taken from http://www.jcodonuts.com/)

Their coffee, latte and ice blended look so tempting.....Will definitely try it next time....


Seven Deadly Sins

Vice
Virtue

Lust (excessive sexual appetites)
Chastity (purity of soul)

Gluttony (over-indulgence)
Temperance (self-restraint)

Greed (avarice)
Charity (giving)

Sloth (idleness)
Diligence (zeal/initiative)

Wrath (anger)
Forgiveness (composure)

Envy (jealousy)
Kindness (admiration)

Pride (vanity)
Humility (modesty)

ps: Pride is considered the most deadly sin among all.....

Thursday, October 04, 2007

Addiction

Waiting patiently everyweek for the new episodes.....Current series I am addicted to:




Wednesday, October 03, 2007

My Wish - Rascal Flatts

Love this song and the meaning behind....