Thursday, December 31, 2009

Happy New Year 2010!!!

2009 is coming to an end. Looking back at the resolutions I've set, I did quite good this year, achieving almost 70% of it. 10% are still ongoing. 2009 has been a year full of hope, love and challenges ( at least towards the end of it). It's a year I've learnt to see through the eyes of people around me. It's a year I yearn to do some soul searching but failed to do so. I just feel that the world out there is too big. Too many things to experience.

To my family, I felt closer to everyone. We had some fun time during the trips and makan makan. I spent more time qith my parents, watching TV together, helping my mum wth the dishes (which is one of the ongoing item in my list), going to the market and splurging on my parents.
To my dear, thanks for enduring with me. I know I might be too demanding and intolerable (aka bitchy) at times but we're learning each day to understand each other. And you are right, I am not ready to be tied down.
To my friends, thanks for all the times you're there to listen to my rantings. We had some fun-filled trips and outings together, right? Hope to have my in year 2010.

So, have a HAPPY HAPPY NEW YEAR and may 2010 be a better year than 2009. Cheers!!!!


Sunday, December 27, 2009

I'm back....

Need to catch up on some zzz and will start work tomorrow...shucksss...
Will blog about the trip in the next post.
Edited thousands over much to blog about*sweat*...Keep tuned...

Friday, December 18, 2009

Mood for some fruits

It has been a great day today so far...Went to the morning market with parents and bought some fruits as I suddenly have the urge to make a fruit salad. Surprised my dear by dropping by his place later in the morning. Came back and helped mum make 'prawn crackers'. Damn tiring, I tell you....And we still have to slice it but it can only be done tomorrow (and I won't be around to help...:( ).Will blog about the process in my upcoming post. And now, I've just finished dyeing my mum's hair...

Feeling excited now...Going to finish packing later on. Luggage is quite empty...but I bet it will be fully loaded on the return trip. So, Merry Christmas to all of you and have a whacky crazy year end.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Bon Jovi - Hallelujah

Not exactly the perfect Christmas song to dedicate to you all but this version of Hallelujah is so cool.*hearts Bon Jovi*
So, Merry *early* Christmas everyone...

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Christmas is in the air....

My fave season of all...Let's take a look around Klang Valley this year for the xmas atmosphere...

Pic1:Xmas trees in Pavillion

Pic2:The colour-changing 'bowls' which is said to costs RM8mil

Pic3:Rudolf,where's your red nose?

Pic4:It's snowing...(used to snow at Satrhill but i guess they shifted to Pavillion)

Pic5:Curve...not as interesting as last year's White Xmas

Pic6:Spot the angel...

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Morning thoughts...

I love morning jogs.

It's nice to be able to spend some time alone and just run, breathing in the fresh morning air, cool atmosphere and the feel of a lazy morning. Reminds me of New Zealand.

When I run, ideas seem to be streaming in on what to write on this blog. Maybe I should just bring a notepad along when I jog. Ha ha...

Almost every morning (except Sunday), I will be able to catch a bunch of elderly, doing morning taichi at the playground. I'm not a big fan of tai chi (or any s l o w m o t i o n excercises eg. yoga), but what caught my attention are the weapons used (ps:I have a thing for swords). There are some pretty slick and cool moves involved. And so, secretly, I tried to remember those moves and practises them at home. Needless to say, it's a futile atempt.

Now, I admit I'm a choreograph-challenged person. I am NOT able to follow most moves if you throw me in an aerobic session.

Hmmm....I wonder if the master (an uncle in his seventies) will accept me as a student. On second thoughts, maybe not as I think I will add to his blood pressure. -_-"


Wednesday, December 09, 2009

my blog is dying

seems to be in a dry spell nowadays. no ideas on what to blog. or maybe no mood to blog. it's been freaking messy lately. with work mostly. can't wait for the holidays.
I N-E-E-D a break....
and i need it S-O-O-N....

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Food Review: Nagomi, Menara Hap Seng

Not so long ago, I participated in a walk hunt around KL. It was organised by Menara Hap Seng. We were given food vouchers and so we ended up in Nagomi Shabu Shabu, a Japanese restaurant for lunch before the hunt begins. Four of us ordered different Bento sets.

Hmmm....I've never really had much of Bento sets before but I think mine tasted quite ok ok only.

Each set includes a miso soup, some preserved vege and salad.

I guess the best is the unagi set as its sauce is just nice to be eaten with rice.

 We ordered a mango salad also and I highly recommend it. Topped with a bit of wasabi, the sourish mango+crabstick+vege+some special sauce tasted good.

For dessert we ordered icecream made of black sesame with soy milk and green tea.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Rang Wo Qu Nuan - Wang Lee Hom feat Cass Pang

Dear, I won the bet...Don't forget my reward..LOL...(don't challenge me on Lee Hom's song again ya....)

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Wet month...

Life is unpredictable. One day, you are all high in spirit and motivation, but the next day, it will all be down the drain. Last year, I got a big big Christmas gift but this year, I think Santa decides that I am way too old to receive anymore presents.
Sigh, we can do so much as plan, until the very minute details, and getting all excited and anxious to start working on the plan, but overnight, it can just turn into a piece of crap.
Well, that is life. What we can do now is to make full use of the time left...It will be challenging next year, but hopefully, there'll be sunshine after all the rain...What a wet wet November....

Recently, a stranger approached me for some advice on personal issues. I am a very good listener but if you ask for my advice, I might not be able to give you a good one as I am a rather emotional person, at least as of late, I am...But in terms of writing, I think I can be a pretty good 'Dear Thelma'.
When I write, I have time to digest and think with my mind and not my heart. It's weird exchanging feelings and experiences with someone I've not even met. So, if you are reading this, all the best, girl. It's a big world out there so go out and explore it. Allow yourself to be sad for a while, wipe that last tear and pick yourself up again.

Counting down to my HK trip!!! These few weeks have been bad and I just want to enjoy the last month of the year. Then, I will make a new plan, build the foundation again and work it up.

Wish me luck.

Monday, November 16, 2009


End of the world in 2012?
Watched this movie last saturday. It's not bad...worth the money spent. Somehow, it's like a modern version of Noah's Ark. On how God punish all the people who have sinned by sending the Flood that drown most of the earth's population. Survivors are those who got on the big Ark together with a pair of each animals species.
I wanted to highlight one of the cast member-Nima.He has very minimal screen appearance but somehow, he left a big impression on me. I find his smile very heart warming and he's cute. Got to know his name is Ostric Chau after some googling. Never seen him in any movies before but hopefully will get to do so in the future.

Sunday, November 08, 2009

Food review:Korean food

After having Korean meals twice in the time span of 1 month, I realise that I am not a big fan of Korean food.
First attempt was at Garden's,one of the stalls on the supermarket level. Food there is averagely priced so it won't burn a hole in your wallet. I guess the taste is quite ok. Here's what we ordered:

I like the Barli drink

Korean noodle-big prawns,tangy boodles,not spicy enough

Kimchi-the middle is anchovies and it tastes like sambal ikan bilis

Glass noodle (Japchae)-noodle is not too soft but tastes too salty

My fave-Korean pancake (Bindaeduk), crispy and taste

The lady boss here is a Korean chic and she is VERY PRETTY. Comparable to Korean actresses.

Second attempt to like Korean food was at Daorae, Sri Hartamas. The mere mentioned of Korean BBQ, I was eager to try. Furthermore, I guess we were quite famished at that time. Daorae has made name for itself, specialising in Korean BBQ. We ordered:

Panchan and kimchi dishes

Korean noodles-tastes good, spicy, sourish and salty enough

Slices of pork-wrap it  in lettuce and garlic and sauces-not bad at all

Seaweed soup for started

Fascinated with this

Recommend that you choose the marinated meat as the non-marinated meat is quite bland.
At the end of the meal, you'll be left with a hole in your pocket (actually it's not that bad unless you go for the better quality beef) and the smell of smoke in your hair/clothes. But nonetheless, it was a good experience.

Wednesday, November 04, 2009

hunting 2009

pay to be tortured mentally...tiring...disappointed coz didn't win anything in most of the hunts (except J&J), will I do it again? YES...and many more YES to come.
i still love treasure hunting...:P
1. Elken's Beginners hunt (around KL-Bangsar)

my bao bei

team 07

water girl @ the water drinking challenge
2. Johnson's and Johnson's hunt (KL-PD)

team 24

cindy's car

3. HapSeng KL Walk hunt

@menara hapseng

cotton clouds in the mid of KL

i love this band
4. Top Gear hunt (KL-Kemaman)

work the brains, girls

team 30

dinner @ kemaman

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Food review:Tim Pun/Tong Sui Kor Kor

Well, the name doesn't really sound too appealing but the desserts there are very good. We ordered:

1.Mango hor fun - mango wrapped in soft-soya like hor fun - just nice for dessert after a hearty meal.

2.Mango Lolo - not too sweet and full of coconut milk.

3.Durian pancake - one word : AWESOME.

4.Read bean+black sesame paste-good combination and again, not too sweet.

5.Tong yuen in 'fa sang wu'-fa sang wu is nice but the tong yuen...nothing to shout about.

6.Curry fishball - not worth trying.

Total damage:RM34++
Location : Kepong, one of the shoplots behind Carrefour

Friday, October 16, 2009

Keef's Top Ten tips to visiting Langkawi

1. Only hire a car when you arrive at the airport/ferry as they offer cheaper rates there and it can be bargained. MAKE SURE that the car is in good condition and the air-cond is not blowing out hot air. Else, you'll be in a car oven and when it rains, you can barely see the road ahead.
2. Do not pump full tank petrol as you will not be able to use all for a 3 days/2nights trip.
3. Visit(or trespass into) Four Season's, take a rest(or a nap) and enjoy the serenity of the place.

4. Do lots of jumping shots at the beach and 'kicking water' too.

5. Visit the pasar malam on Saturday night in Kuah town for snacks after a sumptuous dinner at the corner chinese restaurant.

6. Trek up to Seven Wells (preferably in the morning), bring change of clothes and just jump into the crystal clear water on top of the waterfall. There is no better place to enjoy a natural water spa and enjoy the view.

7. Pay RM15 for a cable car ride to the top of Mt Chincang and enjoy the cool air. Walk down to the hanging bridge but DO NOT attempt jumping shots there. It's risky...

8. A visit to Langkawi is not complete without a visit to Dataan Lang. It's extremely hot in the afternoon so opt to go in the evening. Night time is a disappointment as the place is really dark without enough lights. It could have been a beautiful night spot if there are enough lights to lit u the Big Eagle.

9. Buy lots of liquour/chocs/snacks and have a drinking session in your hotel room or go down to beach and have a fun time there....(though it will be very dark).

10. Last but not least, remember to bring lots of sunblock, drink plenty of water and have a crazy time with your pals.

PS : This is my 5th visit to Langkawi. It is almost a must visit place for me annually.