Friday, December 31, 2010

Goodbye 2010

By the time you're reading this, I am probably at Taipei 101, waiting for the New Year count down. Before I digress, Happy New Year everyone!May this new year brings more happiness!!

Whoa...can't believe 2010 has passed by so fast.Time does fly, doesn't it?

2010....hmmm....a year of ups and usual.

I didn't run as much as I would like to. So-called semi retiring. But of late, I have the inspiration to run again. But due to uncertain schedules, I will limit myself to join only max of one running event a month. I will still run on a regular basis of course (trying to make it DAILY) and maybe take up badminton? :P

I traveled to China, Melbourne and Taiwan this year as well as some Cuti-cuti Malaysia locations like KK, Sandakan and Melaka. China was memorable. A family trip. I managed to scale Mount Kinabalu and would very much want to do it again. And my first time to Australia on a business trip. Quite an eventful year of traveling.

Career wise, it's a start of a new journey. Taking baby steps now.Am expected to be up and running very soon. I guess I need to be prepared with arms and knees guard as it will be a very challenging journey with lots of trips and falls in the process. I miss the old place once a while. But it's time to look forward and move on.

I managed to bake and learn to cook some dishes....Yay!! Hope I will find more time to do that in 2011.

I spent more time with my family this year. My parents are not getting any younger and I will want to be with them as much as I can. We organised a big birthday bash for my dad recently and it went smoothly.

Things are going well in the boy-girl relationship dept.....hehehe....stop asking me when I'm getting married. You'll be notified if it happens.

Not much of a bookworm in 2010. It's a bit hard finding time to read when I need to focus on work and read documentations instead. I promised myself to spend less time in front of the computer and more time on reading.

I'm reading a book now entitled 'A Book of Tomorrow'. It's an interesting story about a girl who found a diary. This diary contains her thoughts and day to day events, just that those thoughts and events are yet to happen.

happen. Would you like to know ahead of time about your future? For me, I would like to experience my tomorrow as it comes.

SO am I ready for 2011? Bring it on!

Friday, December 24, 2010

Food Review:Yuzu, The Gardens

Good food coupled with great company....
Must try the wagyu beef. Sashimi platter is so fresh and sukiyaki is so yummy.....Kinda lazy to write anything more...Let the pictures do the talking


 Crispy prawns

 Soft shell crab with mango

 Sashimi platter

 Unagi temaki

My Wagyu don

 Sizzling wagyu


Thanks Anna for the treat!

4 legged

One of my greatest fear is of spiders...or arachnophobia...Big or small, hairy or not, the sight of them makes me cringe...
Even this 4 legged spider in the bathroom gives me the creepssss....

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Thursday, December 09, 2010

here fishy fishy....

A day before I flew to Melbourne, I had my first experience a fish spa. I have this voucher for a free 30 mins fish spa at Kenko.

I walked into Kenko in Pavillion, feeling gungho, where else, my dear is a bit reluctant. We are brought to wash our feet first with some soap. We chose a good place to sit and I began to feel a bit scared. There were so many fishes small as half of my pinky finger and as big as twice the size of my index finger.

I feel so ticklish when they started to nibble my feet. Somehow, I didn't manage to attract a lot of fishes compared to him. He said it might be the soap smell that attracts them but I think it's because he got more dead cells. The fishes were swarming towards him. It took a while for them to come to me. I couldn't stand when the bigger fishes nibble on me....

After about 20 minutes, we decided to switch to the bigger pond with BIGGER fishes. And bigger means really big fishes...bigger than the normal ikan kembung we see in the wet market. And these are a bunch of aggresive fish. No joking...(think piranha)...The moment your feet touches the water, all of them will be swarming towards them. I cannot even hold my feet down for 10 seconds as it was tooooooooo ticklish. I admire dear because he can stand the big fishes. We left Kenko with softer feet and it feels so light to walk.

Will I try it again? Hmmm....

Miss home

Fifth day in Melbourne. Enjoying the weather despite frequent showers. It's cold yesterday night when it rains.
Ate at an amazing pizzeria for dinner yesterday. The pizzas are just heavenly. Thin crust and crispy. Went grocery shopping twice and bought many snacks. Hope I don't get bigger when I go back.
Things here are generally a lot more expensive. A plate of normal fired rice plus 2 choices of meat/vege costs AUD7.50 which is equivalent to RM23.
Booked a day tour to the Great Ocean Road this Saturday. Heard that Mary Poppins musical is amazing. Hope I can find time to go next week else, it'll have to be the next trip. Cheapest ticket is about AUD80 but many said it's worth the price.
I might be back here mid Jan. It's going to be so hot then. Grand Slam is on during that period. Anyone interested? Ticket costs about AUD 120 onwards for the semis and finals. So damn expensive...Else, I might consider it too.
My colleagues are going to Tasmania this Friday. If I know earlier, I might have booked a ticket too.Sigh.
To be honest, I miss home. Another week to go. Till then...XOXO.
ps: oh oh and a mini cooper only costs about AUD 35k onwards

Saturday, December 04, 2010

Food Review:Sage, The Gardens Residences

Sage is apprently the sister restaurant of the all famous Cilantro. I am not really a fan of fine dining, but since it's a team dinner (aka FOC), it's not an experience I would want to miss.
With the price of RM150 for a set dinner, I got to choose an appetizer, a main course and a dessert.
We started off with complimentary warm bread and pesto/olive dipping...and some scallop thingy.
White and red wine was served before our appetizer, which I ordered Carpaccio of Wagyu with Plum Infused Konbu Sauce. It's my first time tasting Wagyu beef....and i loveeee it....It melts in my mouth. 
 For the main, I was hesitating between the beef and duck breast. I went for the latter because of the Foie Gras. The foie gras was so tender and soft, it feels like eating 'tau fo fah' as one of my colleague puts it. Smoked Duck Breast with Foie Gras and Red Wine Sauce.
For dessert, nothing tempts me more than chocolate-Chocolate Fondant with Earl Grey Ice Cream. Rich, warm and melted chocolate filling, paired with the not so sweet ice cream is just heavenly.

Sage has the perfect ambience for a quiet dinner with a reasonable price.

Lunch (Mon-Fri): 12pm-2pm

Dinner (Mon-Sat): 6pm-10.30pm
Closed on Sunday

The Gardens Residences Level 6,
The Gardens, Mid Valley City,
Lingkaran Syed Putra,
59200 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Tel: 603 2268 1328
Fax: 603 2287 2189