I'm wearing Red today in support to my team's winning. I'm also expecting a free home cooked meal and RM50 I won from the betting *wink*
Monday, June 30, 2008
I'm wearing Red today in support to my team's winning. I'm also expecting a free home cooked meal and RM50 I won from the betting *wink*
Sunday, June 29, 2008
Best way to enjoy the wine is to open the bottle and let it "breathe" for almost 4-5 hours for a new wine (produced a few years ago) and maybe about 2-3 hours for vintage wines (before year 2000). Don't ever drink straight from after opening the bottle. A good wine should have a good "nose" and try to swirl it around the glass before having a taste of the wine. This is the best way to enjoy the wine to the fullest. There's no reason to rush the wine down the throat because the art of drinking wine is always to appreciate it to the fullest sip by sip, taking one's own sweet time. A dinner with wine usually will take me about 3-4 hours to end. By the end of the dinner, everyone would have drank at least a bottle of wine!
I will be patiently waiting for my friend to open this bottle as promised.
Chivas, be it the 12 year old regal or 18 is actually an example of blended whisky. However, under Chivas, they do have Longmorn 16, a single malt whisky which is quite nice but I don't think it's available in Malaysia. A place where you can find single malt whisky is Single And Available in Bangsar Village.
Another nice single malt whisky is The Dalmore. I had the privilege to try the 35-year-old whisky last week. It was an indeed a "tongue" opener for me. The taste was smooth and the smell was just superb. I also liked the way they package the bottle. It comes in a wooden box with a signature reindeer logo. The location of where Dalmore was produced qualified it as a "highland" malt.
Well, I can conclude that not all whisky taste like cockroach. So for a change, I had a few glasses of Chivas 12 at Poppy yesterday. In clubs, I still prefer my Vodka Lime anytime over other drinks. Oh, by the way, Grey Goose is my absolut(e) favourite vodka.
Friday, June 27, 2008
Iker on the ground after the semi-finals
Most expensive hands
Why would I say he's the BEST?!! This year in La Liga, Casillas won the Trofeo Zamora for top keeper in the league, allowing just 32 goals out of 36 matches, for a ridiculous average of 0.89 per game. No one else was under 1. Without that kind of stability at the back, Real Madrid never would have taken this season’s La Liga title, the team’s 31st and Casillas’ fourth. To go with his Zamora trophy and four league medals, Iker has won two Champions Leagues, a UEFA SuperCup, and an Intercontinental Cup. He is one of the most loyal club men in Europe as well, never having played for a side other than Real Madrid. (taken from Worldcupblog)
I am truly looking forward to Spain vs Germany. The Germans has been indeed almost the universal's favourite but the Spaniards are no loser either. They have come a long way, it's just that they never have the luck to win big titles even with such an impressive team. I'll keep my fingers crossed. Gol, Gol, Gol....Que tengas suerte Espana!
Wednesday, June 25, 2008
But it was crap. I don't sound right too. I had to talk about my products in Bahasa and I don't know why I did quite a pretty bad job there. On normal days, my Bahasa seemed to be fine but that particular day, I just spoilt it. Ish.....
It became "rojak" my bahasa and english interview. Paiseh only....
The video is a few minutes and I'm on at 1.05.
Tuesday, June 24, 2008
I'm never the Jap/Korean celebrity fanatic but for him, I made an exception. His main attraction was his body of course! How could he had such sweet abs?!! God, I wish I could have a taste of him. Grrrrr...... He reminds me of the Hong Kong actor Steven Ma though but he doesn't possess the body of Rain's... It's raining men!!!
And a year ago I was laughing at people who paid so much to watch his concert and I was like WTF is he that everyone was so crazy about?!! Now I realised I what a waste that I missed his concert! Will you marry me RAIN?!!! I heart for you.............. I think someone's going to puke.
Monday, June 23, 2008
What would be a better way than to have KY himself accompany me to the BKT place right? I believed that there's no free lunch in the world but he proved me wrong. There really is free lunch because it was his treat today! Look, I didn't device a plan to cheat you for lunch k? I was just merely asking him why he didn't bring any dragon balls (Tau Sar Piah) back from Penang for me?!! I made him felt bad and remorseful that he agreed to give me a treat at Ah Foong's. Why would I ever wanna decline a free lunch right?!!
Additional new dish - the fish head claypot style.
I can steal the address and review from KY's post but according to him I can't steal the map! Copyrighted woh. Like anyone would wanna steal a map drawn by a 3-year-old. hehe....
446, Jln PJS 10/11
47800 Bandar Sunway
On a separate note, do I look better without glasses or with glasses. My new glasses quite stylish because it has zero power and I just wear it for fun to transform myself from sexy to serious secretary-look! I think I looked like a medical student don't I?!!!
[Disclaimer: This is strictly my honest opinion and tastes vary with tastebuds. Please do not even waste your time trying to sue me because just like my sister, we ain't rich! Thnx]
Friday, June 20, 2008
How nice to wake up at 10.30 am on a working day! I almost forgot how enjoyable the day can be without passing through the morning madness on the roads and having to read dozens of emails every morning. Then reality sets in as phone calls and smses came streaming in when I was on the toilet seat in the bathroom not more than 10 seconds after my handphone was switched on...
Yesterday's schedule had been really crazy, I rushed to KLIA for a meeting with the MAS delay team at 11am, then collected some samples from Chef at the Regional Lounge, interviewed a new promoter at McDonalds before rushing back to the factory at 1pm. It took me 20 mins from KLIA to reach the factory in Glenmarie, my record time and yes, I've been speeding like a mad woman behind the 4w drive. It might only take me half that time if I'm driving some Porsche.
The MAS cabin crew arrived at 2.00pm for a training session with my chef and I. It was a chocolate factory visit and product knowledge training for them to be familiar with Fidani as the brand is selling on board in every MAS flight. It was also my first time providing training to air steward and stewardess. I was also very excited and it will be an experience to me. Who knows that one day, I can find a new career in the training department?!! You'll never know....
So that was me babbling on Fidani and how good it is. Well, I was rather surprised that they were all very attentive and cooperative. Many times, the listeners are quite passive when it comes to answering questions and voicing out their opinions but it's not the case when it comes to MAS cabin crew!
They had a fun time with Chef Amer when he told them what goes into making chocolate and the difference between white, milk and dark chocolate. Sorry, no revealing of recipes though.
The best session is of course the chocolate tasting session where most of them really loved the durian chocolates. I was also quite surprised because usually people will give me a kinda look when I asked them to try the durian chocolates.
All of them were so into the durian chocolates that they had to purchase some of it on the spot. We also gave them a goodie bag and everyone was extremely happy. Phew...another mission accomplished. After that, I had another discussion session with my boss before calling it a day.
So, Mom came home last week. No more cooking anymore for me which is another reason to celebrate besides the cleaning and emptying the thrash bin. It had been 2 months that my sisters and I have been sharing the house chores. She came home with a few luggages bagging liquor, handbags, wallets, accessories, cooking utensils, my Wilton baking utensils and of course pots and pans. Haha... yep, that's my mom. Every time she comes back from Dubai, there will be at least 2 new handbags and lots of cooking pots and pans. It's cheap I supposed.
And as usual, she did her occasional complaints about how dirty the house was especially under our beds and hers too, there were too much dust everywhere and all sorts of dirt she can dig in the house. I hope she would not be nagging about the same thing a week later. I spent my whole afternoon today watching the Korean drama "Full House". I am no big fan of Korean drama but after watching how cute some actors can be and the ooh la la body of RAIN, I'm hooked. I think I've watched 4 episodes this afternoon... Shit, is this how I should spend my leave?!! I hate you RAIN.
Tuesday, June 17, 2008
A few days ago, he sent me an email:
Here is another article why chocolates is good for you Last Friday, we went to Abu Dhabi and shopped in Choithram, an Indian owned large supermarket chain in UAE. Your previous brand Tango is well stocked here; Tudor brand is also sold. So, i bought a Tudor milk chocolate with roasted hazel nuts costing AED 13.95 with 20 pcs inside (around RM 12.35). Your mum wants me to eat dark chocolate; so, i also bought Lindt Swiss Classic. I want to start really eating choc as i feel there are healthy food products, just as drinking Chinese tea, especially green tea.
My Lim Baba is so cute. I gave him that name because me and my sisters always call him Ba Ba and then we just felt like adding the surname there to make him more adorable. I told him why did he ever buy those brands like Tango (I managed that brand previously) and Tudor Gold?!! Those are not real chocolate and they are certainly not good for health! Only chocolate made with cocoa butter will be good for the health and remember to check the ingredient listing. If there's no mention of cocoa butter and only contains vegetable fat, then it's a compound chocolate.
I know I'm mean criticising my previously managed brand but I'm just telling the truth. My dad has a principle that is to be loyal to the company and therefore he supports whatever products the company produces. But hello Lim Baba?!! I'm now working for Fidani, which is fine gourmet chocolates. Why are you still eating a RM12 chocolate with 20 pieces?!! You should be eating a RM4 per piece of chocolate!! I also told him to eat dark chocolate as it is better than milk chocolate because it contains more cocoa and less sugar and milk. Most of the time the milk they use is not really milk, it's whey powder so no point promoting milk chocolate is good!
I miss you Lim Baba. Faster come back k? I want a new phone. (he'll be back on July 4th)
Although I did not manage to celebrate Father's Day with Lim Baba, I did celebrate Father's Day with my boyfriend's father. We went to a restaurant in SS2, the Chow Yang area where the shop is in the same row as Original Kayu Nasi Kandar.
Sunday, June 15, 2008
The dinner should have ended earlier but due to the traffic jam, our dinner got delayed and my sister and I had to leave the dinner at 9.00pm to head to KL. We were lucky as Calvin offered to be the driver for the day so we drove to his house in Sri Petaling and hopped into his Nissan Latio.
Greg managed to put us in the VIP's list with access to the top floor and free flow of Hennessy all night long! Hehe...free booze is always an attraction to me. After trying so many versions of Hennessy cocktails, I still like Miami the best. It was very crowded at the time we were there and only after 1am, the crowd began to leave and it left us with more space to breathe! Phew..
Pamela (from Amazing Race Asia Season 2) was the MC of the night. PointBlanc was there to perform and then followed by Bangkok Invaders and VJ Callen.
KY and his blogger friends were there too. I also met some of my long lost friends there! Now, let me bore you with more pictures.
Friday, June 13, 2008
Extracted from The Moodie Report June 2008 edition.
Oh, I finally pump my first tank of RM2.70 petrol yesterday and guess what?!! Before the increase, for a 3/4 tank, I'll only need to pay RM92.00 and yesterday, I paid a whopping RM112.00 for 1/2 the tank! F*CK
And the good news was I heard that my company is not going to increase the mileage claim and anyone who asked will get chopped. Everyone's revising the petrol and mileage allowance and how are we going to survive with the existing wages?!! Tell me, tell me!!! Hmm... time to look for a job that pays higher mileage claims?!! Any suggestions?
Sunday, June 08, 2008
Right after my work on Saturday, I drove down to Kota Damansara to meet up with KY at Poeny Garden. It was actually my first time meeting him after chatting for a week on MSN. It was a peculiar way of how we get to know each other - blogs! Ok, maybe not that peculiar la but this is definitely first time meeting up with a stranger/fehmes blogger. Well, I have nothing to loose - free food and meeting new friends in a completely safe environment.
There was nothing much that goes on in PG (Peony Garden) except for the conversations between the boss and KY which I found to be hilarious but I couldn't laugh out loud.
BOSS: Can I have a look at your blog?
KY then tried to access his blog through his handphone.
ME: (in my mind) OMG, how could you not check out his blog before you even set up for this food review?!!
BOSS: What if what you have written does not really portray my concept?
KY: That's why you have to tell me what is it all about.
ME: (in my mind) LOL OMG OMG
Besides all these, there were also some other amusing questions about the blog like what will happen to his restaurant review when KY post new ones. The boss is definitely not a very amicable guy as he was so into the review that makes me feel obligated to post whatever he told us about the food like how special the ingredients are and etc etc. But what he doesn't know that usually bloggers don't have a rigid style of writing and we write whatever we feel like it. We don't like to be told what to write!!!
To start off with, the decorations of the shop is hmm...(trying to find a nice word) plain. The colours are okay but the interior design (furnitures, fixtures & orientation) is boring. He tried to bring out the nyonya side of it but I feel that I can do a better job being an adviser to him on antique furnitures. At least my whole house is filled with antiques so I am qualified to give advices. He also mentioned that the furnitures are for sale if anyone is interested which he also has dedicated 2 glass showcases to display the porcelain plates and teacups for sale.
I will give credit when credit is due. I have to say that despite the outlook of the restaurant which is not to my liking, the food is not as bad as the owner's sense of decoration. The food served are traditional northern nyonya cuisine from Penang. I can't remember all the names of the food but I think KY will do a pretty good job by tagging all of them. According to KY, the food reminds him of his mom's cooking. So, I would have conclude that the dishes here are very much home-cooked style. The prices are on the average side from RM8.00 (vege dish) to RM25 (prawns).
A visit to PG is definitely an experience as I have not seen with my own eyes how people carry out food reviews although KY is not a journalist but just a blogger! Now I know why he wanted to write about food because he gets to eat them for free everytime! Lucky bugger.
No.26-1, Jalan PJU5/10,
Dataran Sunway, Kota Damansara,
Tel: 03-6141 8323
Tuesday, June 03, 2008
Actually if you were to tell me that my white blouse is too sexy or too provocative, I would be worried. Damn worried. It might lead you to molest and rape me which leads to teen pregnancy and all sorts of immoralities. OMG! I don't wanna get pregnant!!! I didn't know I looked sexy in my white blouse or do I have any intention to attract man. It was merely a uniform I was forced to comply with by the government. So are you condemning that the government approved the wrong uniforms which students have been wearing for ages?
Don't laugh, this is exactly what made the headlines in all major newspapers in our country and I am not even surprised by the fact that the person who made such statements is not any better herself or some doctor should get her brain checked. OMG and the papers are wasting people's time reading nonsense. Have you have nothing else to publish Mr Editor? Even the people at the papers are not in their right mind when publishing these headlines. Wasting advertisers monies and all. We pay RM1.20 for crap. In this Bolehland, we are capable of coming up with the most ridiculous headlines. What's next? Pinafore and baju kurung skirts are too short? Haha...
According to the National Islamic Students Association of Malaysia vice-president Munirah Bahari, “The white blouse is too transparent for girls and it becomes a source of attraction. It becomes a distraction to men, who are drawn to it, whether or not they like looking at it. Crap. Double crap. The only one who was drawn to it and make it a big issue, was you! If this is how you gain attention, then it sure worked. FYI, they were also involved in the banning of the Salem Cool Concerts and Gwen Stefani's concert claiming that she's dressed indecently.
Monday, June 02, 2008
Haha...apparently, no one answers the call no matter how many million times I called! I got so fed up, I just stop dialing and told them to try our luck on that day itself. So Saturday came, and the place was half empty. My friends were quite disappointed la. Earlier, I told them that the last time I was here, there were quite a few good looking hunks. And that night, I also don't know where did all the uncle from all over town suddenly popped by Bambo9. maybe they thought this is the place for some tai chi moves or some tea gallery. There ain't no tea but only alcohol, uncles!!! Are you sure you got the right place? Or maybe you should look opposite where there's the outlet named TAO, with a gigantic incense stick in the middle of the bar? Why nowadays, all these clubs and bars have these zen zen names to foncused the uncles?
So as we were dancing, there was this uncle who kept on staring at our table. It was so annoying that I felt like scooping out his eyeballs with the ice cream scoop. Look elsewhere la like maybe on the podium where you have 2 sexy girls in mini skirts and midriff and black bra with high white boots dancing?
It went down. Gulp.