Thursday, February 27, 2014

Food Review:Robson's Height Seafood Restaurant

I don't know how I landed myself as the organizer for this year's Sao Gong lunch for the team before Chinese New Year. Well, not actually specific for the team but more of like for the usual lunch gang + the rest of the team members. Being the lazy me, I just prefer a smaller group of people which just nicely fit in a table.

I went to Robson's Heights Seafood Restaurant a couple of years back and as far as memory serves me well, I really like the food there. So, selfish me wanted to go back there and that's how I chose the venue.

1) Our first dish, of course is the "must have" Lo Sang. Half of it ended up by the side. The raw fish is quite fresh I must say.
2) This is an accidental dish. I pre-ordered without knowing how it looks like. I remembered the person telling me something about minced meat with tofu. It's edible but not a favorite for us. It didn't taste much like tofu but it's a first for most of us.
3) Fried brinjal with meatfloss. With my current obsession with brinjal, I read about this from blogs and I know I must order this. Fried + meatfloss, it can't go wrong. And it didn't disappoint! It was delicious.
4) Salt baked prawn. Fresh big prawns, just nicely flavored and not too empowering in taste. I can still taste the juicy prawns. Yumsss...
5) Best dish of all. The restaurant is very famous with their pork ribs and it's easy to see why. Perfected marinated, not too sweet nor sour, not too sticky, and the meat just tender and soft. It's the winner that day. *licks fingers*
 6) Herbal chicken. It's like customary to have a chicken dish in every meal. Instead of ordering the roast/ steam chicken, I thought of trying something with a bit more gravy/ soup. The dish didn't really hit the note. It's not bad but just mediocre in taste.
 7) Another highlight of the lunch is the crab baked rice. Imagine fragrant rice with crab roes and with fresh crab meat. This is good enough to be eaten on it's own.

8) We ordered a dish of vege as well - the Green Leaf Dragon which is known for it's expensive price but it tastes good. Well worth the price.

The total bill is not that bad for all the good and tasty food.

Address & Contact Number :
10B, Jalan Permai,
Off Jalan Syed Putra,
50460 Kuala Lumpur,
Telephone/Fax No : 603-2274 6216.

Monday, February 17, 2014

Rigor Mortis

I bet no one actually knows what this meant until one googles it.
From trusted source:
Rigor mortis (Latin: rigor "stiffness", mortis "of death") is one of the recognizable signs of death, caused by chemical changes in the muscles after death, causing the limbs of the corpse to become stiff and difficult to move or manipulate.In humans, it commences after about three to four hours, reaches maximum stiffness after 12 hours, and gradually dissipates from approximately 24 hours after death.

Not sure if anyone remembers this movie with the same title that came out on the big screen sometime last year. I watched it yesterday. And I hate it because some scenes are stuck in my head now.

Don't get me wrong, I love horror movies. But this is not really horror, more to gory. And I hate gory movies. I still remember scenes from Chainsaw Texas, The Hills have Eyes, Thirteen Ghosts. Yeah, seems like as much as I hate them, I can't run away from them.

So, if you like gory, you can Rigor Mortis on your list. I don't really understand the whole movie. Some scenes just doesn't make sense. Watch it if you want to know what I meant.

Friday, February 14, 2014

Double V day

Coincidentally, this year, Chap Goh mei (15th day of the Chinese New Year which is also the last day of the New Year celebration and also lover's day for the Chinese) and Valentine's day (which is to honor a Christian Saint - Saint Valentinus) falls on the same day.
It's a double celebration of love today!
So, happy happy Valentine's and CGM.
For me, it's another boring day in the office. Work, work, work and more work.
So, how are you celebrating today?

Friday, February 07, 2014

Without you, reunion dinner is not the same...

The past one week or more is one of the hardest time of my life. I don't know how to even start to describe it.
Have you ever felt that you are about to lose someone you love? Have you ever felt so helpless and just want to give up and cry?
When my dad was unwell due to flu and cough, we didn't take it seriously. We went from one GP to another, hoping he will be well soon before CNY. One problem lead to another. Cough, flu became less, but stomach became very tight and bloated. We thought it's wind because my dad has sensitive stomach and can't take certain medicine. So, the GP gave him gastric and wind pills. He became quite weak and not able to walk much. He's always tired and just want to lie down. His face was beginning to swell, but due to our ignorant, we thought it's normal water retention.
What scared me the most, he is hallucinating. Seeing things and mumbling stuff that wasn't there. When I see him like that, I broke down and cried.
Two days before CNY, he woke up, short of breath. We know we have to go to the A&E then. His face was swollen double the normal size, we can't even see his neck. He was admitted and there's water in his lungs, he can't urinate on his own and his sodium dropped way below the optimum numbers. Doc say his condition is quite serious. His heart is weak and swollen which might have caused the other problems.
The first few days in the hospital was the toughest, I can't help but cry sometimes when I am alone with him. We have our simple reunion dinner thinking of him.
Day by day, we just hope he will get better. We can't do much but accompany him and talk to him.
Thankfully, his condition improved. Eight days later, he is discharged.
It's a relief for all of us at home. I don't need to camp in the hospital anymore. However, we know that the journey from now on will not be an easy one. Dad will need a lot of support in his daily lifestyle. It will be tough but I know it will bring us closer as a family.
After these few days, nothing means more to me than the health of our loved ones. In my heart, I made a mental note to lead a healthy lifestyle, not only for myself but for everyone around me.
I hope it's not too late to wish everyone a happy CNY.