Tuesday, 30 December 2008
The story: It tells about Ip Man's life, the soon-to-be master of the famous Bruce Lee. I can't say much about the plot but the fighting and the music are great. The Japanese soon attacks China which affects Ip Man and his family.From a wealthy highly respected Kung fu master in FuShan to a general worker in coalmine. Soon, he goes for a fight, organised by the Japanese, which can earn him bags of rice. And subsequently he beaten up a colenel whom has has liking to his beautiful wife, and later he was wanted by the Japanese goverment. The Japanese General is impressed by his ability which leads to the final battle of all.
Overall: If you are a martial arts movie fan, this is definitely stunning and not to be missed. If you get entertained by any form of action and want to know the facts of Bruce Lee's master, this should also not be missed. Another good martial arts movie.
The Hokkien mee here really stands out from the others. Thick fat yellow noodles are coated with the luscious and flavourful thick soya sauce , brimming with slices of pork, livers, prawns and vegetables and topped with fried pork lards.Its great on its own,but there is also a small bowl of sambal belachan for whom like to spice things up. And yes, the chef only cooks certain portions at a time, to prepare to wait. Because all cooking are cooked using charcoal and not gas, as it somehow or rather taste a lot better . A hokkien mee aficionados would tell you this !!!
Other good eats are their loh meen , Bak Gau ( slices of pork coated with tapioca flour and vegetables soup) and their Dried fried Kuey Tiao. It takes lot of skill to fry this Kuey Tiao correct.Not too oily and not too dry.
But one word.....prepare to wait !!!
Directions : Its located few doorstep away from Fei Por Kai restaurant along Jalan Pudu. Its just opposite the famous Pudu Curry Fish Head / Farmland steamboat restaurant.
If turning in from Pydu Jail/Times square junction. Go further up and make a U-turn at the first traffic light. Its hard to turn here, so turn in at the Caltex instead. Then you would see MIDOR interior on your right. The stall is just beside here.
GPS : Lat 3.81614 N Long 101.42354o E
Monday, 29 December 2008
A year has passed since you left without a word, without a reason. With reason only known to yourself, you choose to end all this...leaving my heart bleeding till today.
Yes at times , I've been hating you and angry at you for all this. But most of the time, I've been missing you and longing for your return . When I asked you lately whether things can turn out better for both of us... you just said no for reasons only known to yourself.
Do you know how's the feeling inside ? The pain and agony inside it. Crying yourself to sleep ? Gazing at the stars above wondering what you are doing there, whether you are all right, have you eaten ? Wondering did your gastric comes back ?????
Friday, 26 December 2008
Part 2 of my Guinness Infused Festive menu brought me to Ronnie Q , Bangsar on this Christmas Day. Its Been around since the early 90's long during Bangsar's heyday as the to be seen place back then.
Being a typical Irish pub which pride itself as a Glenfiddich whiskey joint , Kilkenny and not forgetting Guinness. Naturally its got to be a part of the Guinness Festive promotion .
Only Hainanese chop is available for this festive promotionand you get a choice of Chicken, pork or lamb is available. We opted for pork and chicken chop . The pork chop was kinda tasty but we found the chop a bit too salty, but luckily it was neutralized by the more subtle Guinness infused brown sauce. Luckily the chicken chop turned out better, as it was well marinated and juicy and less salty.....
Ronnie Q is at : 32, Jalan Telawi 2, Bangsar Baru. 59100, KL Tel : 03-2282 0722
For those high tech ones with GPS nav : Lat 3.131721 , Long 101.671815
Directions : From Jalan Bangsar turns into Jalan Maarof. Go pass the mosque/Jalan Ara traffic light, take the first left turn ( Jalan Telawi 4 ) . Turn in and you would see a police beat base on your left and a convenience shop on your right. Turn right into the road leading uphill. Thats Telawi 2. And Ronnie Q is on your right just a stone throw away from Devi's corner.
Other landmark : Same row as La Bodega.
The GPS Coordinates was taken from KY Speaks. Thanks again KY !!!!
Thursday, 25 December 2008
Click here for a Christmas article in The Star. Also here for more info's about her band Bogofusion .
Click below also for her rendition of the evergreen hit by Chuck Mangione , Feels So Good.
And by the way, she's is my friends sister and we went to the same high school !!
Wednesday, 24 December 2008
SOHO at Solaris KL has been developing preety fast to be next to be seen place in KL, much merrier when I first step foot into this new place few months back . From a piece of swampy land ( many would have remember the short cut from Segambut heading out to Jalan Duta in the mid 90's filled with pot holes and overgrown lalangs ) to where it is today, mushrooming up with clubs and fine dining restaurants and not forgetting the mamak's.
Being a new hip area..canggih restaurants cant be left out right ? And Michelangelo is one of them.Its been around for a few month , yet this is the first time I step my foot into this Italian eatery for the Guinness Festive Promotion where every dishes ordered from this special Guinness infused menu comes with a pint of this good black gold stuff :)-
Thanks to Jane for bringing up the idea in Facebooks Guinness Draught fans page we made or way there before it end on 31 December 2008.It was kinda last minute but we managed to get a few good company to join us that night. Thanks Jane , Michael , Simon , Ren and Lynndy for making it . And guess what , Lynddy and Mike were long lost college mate back in Melaka !!!
Food was kinda good here, minus the slow service and unattentive staff. Imagine waiting for 1 1/2 hours to get our meal served was ridicolous !!!!
Lobster with Squid Ink pasta. The home made pasta was made al-dante and tossed in garlic and olive oil. Preety yummy here too.
Guinness Stout marinated codfish. The fish was baked to perfection and was fresh and juicy. The highlight is the sauce which is slightly sweet similar to the Chicken Legs's sauce. I would rate this as the joint winner tonight.
Tuesday, 23 December 2008
The full bodied gravy sets the lam mee apart from others ciplak imitation. Bursting with flavour made out of chicken and prawn stock, the thick gravy coats every strands of noodle and garnished with some shreaded steamed chicken and shelled prawns. For added kick, throw in some of their hot and fiery chilli sauce.
Their meatballs are also well known. Its not your usual run of the mill type, as its fully homemade unique to May King's family. Its a combination of pork, fish and cuttlefish. It really has a chewy texture bursting with the saltiness of the dried cuttlefish..its really a match made in heaven.
For non Lum Mee lovers , their curry laksa is also worth trying. And dont forget the fried foochok and dumplings .
Its located in Damansara Uptown. Same row as Izzi's restaurant.
From LDP towards Kepong area slow down after you see the Damansara Police Station. Take a left turn just before the BHP Petrol station on your left. Turn left again to get to the row of shops behind . Drive straight and Living Food would be on your left.
67 , Jalan SS21/37, Damansara Utama , PJ
Tel : 03-77274126
Other reviews : KY Speaks, Wai Sikkai , Jules Eating Guide to Malaysia
Missing him/her , soon turns into hate and anger. You've hated them for dumping you and angry at the damage they has done to your personal life , and the mess he/she has put you in. Also for the tears you shed and the pain in your heart that nobody seems to understand .
You've shun family outings , as seeing your sibling happily with their love ones laughing away with your family , reminds you of the happier times when you were together.
Then after a while the hate and anger is gone and at times turns into missing them badly and thinking of them during special days like your birthday , his/hers birthday . Also feeling sad and bad that you never receive anything them on your birthday. Its not the gift that you is after, but a simple SMS greeting for you would be sufficient . Its the thought that counts.
Then after a while you met him/her back and suddenly realized that how much you've miss them all this while. Thoughts and memories of the happier times kept coming back in your mind, even when you are talking and chit chatting with him/her.
What does that means ???? Are we still missing them ?????? Thoughts of getting back together cant escape playing back in your mind. Don't tell me now. I am sure everyone of us would feel the same . No matter how strong a man may be, he would still be a victim of a simple thing call L-O-V-E.
But further thought of how thing turned out before seems to deter things to further happen. Comments from friends how unsuitable them are for you is is left unhindered. You are afraid that history would replay itself again. But in your heart you still miss them..this is for sure.
The final question that keep playing in your mind is that , would you try to go back to your ex ???????
Sunday, 21 December 2008
Celebrated on the longest night of the year, Dong Zhi is the day when sunshine is weakest and daylight shortest. The coming of winter is celebrated by families and is traditionally the time when farmers and fishermen gather food in preparation for the coming cold season. It is also a time for family reunions.
One thing is that Dong Zhi is always celebrated approximately between 21-13 December every year.
On this day also we use to pray and offerings are made to our ancestors. We've cooked spring rool, Chicken soup with abalone and dried scallops , fried vegetabeles, fried prawns , fish and steamed chicken. And what I like best is the roast pork which is a must on a special occasion or during festivals.
Saturday, 13 December 2008
Since opening its door in 1977, Sri Inai has been a household name as one of the first few prestigous private schools in Malaysia, where children on royalties , politicians, ministers and prominent business man studied and graduated thru its door , carrying with them knowledge we learn with them. I was one of them..
Many celebrities and famous people were product of this school. Linda Hashim , Shirley Leong , Yasmin Hani, Chico , Fera Annuar just to name a few. I even has the YDMM Sultan of Pahang's niece as my class mates before, so as Tun Hussein's Onn's grandson and Tun Awang's grandson.
Sadly the school closes its door for the last time today. Below is a news paper report which came out in The Star not too long ago..notifying of its dooms day.
KUALA LUMPUR: A total of 170 students from Sekolah Sri Inai here are in a lurch after the school gave notice of closure beginning Jan 1.
At least 12 teachers of the school located in Jalan Ulu Klang, Ampang, are also expected to be jobless.
It is learnt that school co-founder and executive chairman Datuk Alias Shamsuddin sent letters to parents two days ago informing them of the closure, citing poor student enrolment these past few years which had put the school in financial distress.
In the letter made available to The Star, Alias expressed regret, adding that the school administration would assist parents to enrol their children in other schools.
Many parents said the last-minute announcement was unfair. Several of them met with Alias at the school yesterday.
“Two of my sons will be sitting for the PMR and UPSR next year. The change in schools will affect them and may disrupt their studies,” vented Mohd Taufik Nordin, a 47-year-old businessman, in a phone interview.
An annoyed S.S. Maran, 38, said he was only given the letter after collecting his son’s report card.
“Even though the letter said the staff would help find replacement schools for the children, there is no assurance.
“Moreover, the transfer will take time and is subject to the Education Ministry’s approval,” he said.
A teacher, who declined to be named, expressed shock when she learnt of the school’s closure on Friday, saying she did not know where to find a job.
However, she was more concerned for the students because they might find it difficult adjusting in a new school.
Deputy Education Minister Datuk Dr Wee Ka Siong said the school had given the parents a rude shock, adding that it was duty bound to help enrol the students in new schools.
He said he would channel the parents’ complaints to the Private Education Division to investigate the matter.
Sekolah Sri Inai Kuala Lumpur, established in 1977, consisted of Sri Inai Senior, Sri Inai Junior and Tadika Inai.
Its Penang and Klang branches were sold off in 1983 while the schools in Petaling Jaya were taken over by new management in 2006.
Gone were the days where we were proud to acclaimed that we were Inains. But frankly the standard drops since the late 1990's to where it is today. With the mushrooming of newer private schools in KL , experienced teachers and management staffs were pinched away , and replaced by newer one. And as a result ????????
From its hey day of over 800 students comprising of kindergarden , promary school and secondary school to the now 190+ students in total. In my time there was 5 classes in each form, now only 5 classes makes up the whole Primary school :(
It used to has branches in PJ , Penang and Ipoh . The PJ one were sold to Beaconhouse and the Penang branch was sold as well and Ipoh was closed down.
Its really sad to see this happen. FYI the school was sold to the Saudi government for a tidy sum, close to double what Beaconhouse has offered to the founder . And the $$$$$ sign eventually finally covered the eyes of the once dedicated educator , and sold to the highest bidder and evenrtually let the 31 years old name of Sri Inai slipped of this education. If he would have sold to Beaconhouse, chances is that the name Sri Inai would still remain .
But today.........its really history. Finally may all the Inaias who makes it out of the door ...wish you guys best nof luck :)
Tuesday, 25 November 2008
Do the "Letter MEME". Tag no less than 5 other people, and leave them a comment, informing them that they have been tagged. Then copy the "How-to" Letter Meme, and finish your Journal entry.
-> How you do the Letter Meme:
Dear ________(the last person who left a comment on your blog/journal):
I don't really know how to tell you this, but ___1___. I think I realized it ___2___ ___3___ and I saw you ___4___ ___5___. I'm sure you're ___6___ enough to understand ___7___. I'm returning ___8___ to you, but I'll keep ___9___ as a memory. You should also know that I ___10___ ___11___ .
Basically just fill in the blanks on top based on the answers you are gonna choose below. ( I will put my result at the bottom of this entry =) )
1. What's the color of your shirt?
Blue - Our romance is over
Red - Our affair is over
White - I'll join the monastery
Black - I dislike you
Green - Our horoscope doesn't match
Grey - You're a pervert
Yellow - I'm selling myself
Pink - Your nostrils are insulting
Brown - The mafia wants you
No shirt - You're a loser
Other - I'm in love with your sister
2. Which is your birth month?
January - That night
February - Last year
March - When your dwarf bit me
April - When I tripped on sesame seeds
May - First of May
June - When you put cuffs on me
July - When I threw up
August - When I saw the shrunken head
September - When we skinny dipped
October - When I quoted Santa
November - When your dog ran amok
December - When I changed tennis shoes
3. Which food do you prefer?
Tacos - In your apartment
Pizza - In your camping car
Pasta - Outside of Chicago
Hamburgers - Under the bus
Salad - As you ate enchilada
Chicken - In your closet
Kebab - With Paris Hilton
Fish - In women's clothing
Sandwiches - At the Hare Krishna graduation
Lasagna - At the mental hospital
Hot dog - Under a state of trance
None of the above - With George Bush and his wife
4. What's the color of your socks?
Yellow - Hit on
Red - Insult
Black - Ignore
Blue - Knock out
Purple - Pour syrup on
White - Carve your initials into
Grey - Pull the clothes off
Brown - Put leeches on
Orange - Castrate
Pink - Pull the toupee off
Barefoot - Sit on
Other - Drive out
5. What's the color of your underwear?
Black - My best friend
White - My father
Grey - Bill Clinton
Brown - My fart balloon
Purple - My mustard soufflé
Red - Donald Duck
Blue - My avocado plant
Yellow - My penpal in Ghana
Orange - My Kid Rock-collection
Pink - Manchester United's goalkeeper
None - My John F. Kennedy-statue
Other - The crazy monk
6. What do you prefer to watch on TV?
Scrubs - Man
O.C. - Emotional
One Tree Hill - Open
Heroes - Frostbitten
Lost - High
House - Scared
Simpsons - Cowardly
The news - Mongolic
Idol - Masochistic
Family Guy - Senile
Top Model - Middle-class
None of the above - Ashamed
7. Your mood right now?
Happy - How awful I've felt
Sad - How boring you are
Bored - That Santa doesn't exist
Angry - That your pimples are at the last stage
Depressed - That we're cousins
Excited - That there is no solution to this.
Nervous - The middle-east
Worried - That your Honda sucks
Apathetic - That I did a sex-change
Ashamed - That I'm allergic to your hamster
Cuddly - That I get turned on by garbage men
Overjoyous - That I'm open
Other - That Extreme Home Makeover sucks
8. What's the color of your walls in your bedroom?
White - Your ring
Yellow - Your love letters
Red - Your Darth Vader-poster
Black - Your tame stone
Blue - The couch cushions
Green - The pictures from LA
Orange - Your false teeth
Brown - Your contact book
Grey - Our matching snoopy-bibs
Purple - Your old lottery coupons
Pink - How awful I've felt
Other - Your memories from the military service
9. The first letter of your first name?
A/B - Your photo
C/D - The oil stocks
E/F - Your neighbour Martin
G/H - My virginity
I/J - The results of your blood-sample
K/L - Your left ear
M/N - Your suicide note
O/P - My common sense
Q/R - Your mom
S/T - Your collection of butterflies
U/V - Your criminal record
W/X - David's tricot outfits
Y/Z - Your grades from college
10. The last letter in your last name?
C/D - Never will forget
E/F - Always wanted to break
G/H - Never openly mocked
I/J - Always have felt dirty before
K/L - Will tell the authorities about
M/N - Told in my confession today about
O/P - Was interviewed by the Times about
Q/R - Told my psychiatrist about
S/T - Get sick when I think of
U/V - Always will try to forget
W/X - Am better off without
Y/Z - Never liked
11. What do you prefer to drink?
Water- Our friendship
Beer - Senility
Soft drink - A new life as a clone
Soda - The incarnation as an eskimo
Milk - The apartment building
Wine - Cocaine abuse
Cider - A passionate interest for mice
Juice - Oprah Winfrey imitations
Mineral water - Embarrassing rash
Hot chocolate - Eggplant-fetishism
Whisky - To ruin the second world war
Other - To hate the Boston Celtics
12. To which country would you prefer to go on a vacation?
Thailand - Warm regards
USA - Best regards
England - Good luck on your short-term leave from jail
Spain - Go and drown yourself
China - Disgusting regards
Germany - With ease
Japan - Go burn
Greece - Your everlasting enemy
Australia - Greetings to your frog Leonard
Egypt - Fuck off now
France - In pain
I don't really know how to tell you this, but I dislike you. I think I realized it When your dog ran amok Outside of Chicago and I saw you Ignore My father. I'm sure you're Ashamed enough to understand That Santa doesn't exist. I'm returning The couch cushions to you, but I'll keep Your photo as a memory. You should also know that I told in my confession today about To hate the Boston Celtics
Also tagged : Slowcatchupkuan , Adrian , Dr Cecilia Yong , Kenny Ng
Friday, 7 November 2008
" Tuan speaker, saya tidak main -main " says veteran Bukit Gelugor MP, Karpal Singh....what he gets ??? A 2 days suspension .
And on Wednesday 5th November 2008, Pasir Salak's MP Datuk Tajuddin Adbul Rahman, shouted the word Bastard, not once but twice at DAP-Ipoh Barat's MP M. Kulasegaran......what he gets ??? Free publicity and let off the hook and asked to retract his words !!! Followed by “You settle with me outside,” he said. Like what ?? Reminds me of my high school time..where we settle ourpersonal problem outside with our fist !! What on earth our YB's has become ?? Just like an uneducated gangster ????
Double standard practiced in Parliament especially on the opposition ???? You judge by your self.
Thursday, 6 November 2008
Congragulations to Barack Obama for being elected the 44th President of America and being the first Afro-American to do so . He is expected to take office as the new President on January 20, 2009. He also is currently the Junior United States Senator from Illinois. Obama is the Afro-American to be elected President of the United States, and was the first non-white to be nominated for President by a major U.S. political party.
Not only he's got the support of the Americans. being white or black, its great to see that he has also a huge following in Asia.
Extended family members of Barack Obama react as election results come in, at the family's homestead in Kogelo village, Kenya. Africans organized all-night parties to watch the U.S. election results roll in. Several hundred gathered in the village of Barack Obama's father cheer the election of a native son. Kenya declares Thursday a public holiday.
Sand sculpture of President-elect Barack Obama, created by Sudarshan Pattnaik, is seen on the beach in Puri, India, Wednesday.
Lewis Hamilton also created history as being the youngest F1 champion in F1 history and also the first Afro-American F1 champion !!!!
Yes, being black is power this year.......not forgetting ............
Monday, 27 October 2008
The first sign saying that we've arrived in the historical town of Melaka...
Started our day at this humble looking shack in Jalan Bunga Raya, Melaka which serves great congee and fried shrimp wantan.
Located in Jalan Hang Lekir , Nancy's Kitchen has been a great restaurant which serves authenthic Nyonya inspired dishes.
And also the Hokkien ancestors clan !!! Yeah I am a hokkien by the way.........
They even have a swallow hall, where they built their nest here.
Our day continued with dinner at Loi's Famous Beef Bah Kut Teh in Bukit Baru. Its the one and only Beef Bah Kut Teh stall here in Malaysia I suppose . Several reviews has made on this delicious soup. Click here for more reviews.
Whats better way to end the day with some satay celup as supper before we left for KL ?? We wanted to try Capitol but the crowd really put as away, as its more famous as a tourist restaurant..nevertheless we were shown to this local haunt Ban Nen Hiong in Jalan Ong Kim Wee , by a Melaka's born friend, which also serves a decent Satay celup ! Thanks Ed !!!
Another review of this place by popular blogger Jason can be fond here.
Satay celup is not what the name suggest. Its no where near Satay, except the sauce being a peanut based sauce which looks like satay sauce. Its basically lok-lok where you dip sticks of seafood , meat and vegetables skewers, like prawns, cockles , meat balls , fried bean curd into boling peanut sauce to cook.
Sadly this unique dish never makes it our of Melaka, as there has been few satay celup's shop in KL, but sadly none of them survives .
By the way..I blogged bout Melaka and promoted Melaka in a way to the world thru www... You think would I get a datukship from the Melaka Government argh ????