Saturday, December 25, 2010

KK Trip & SFC Y2K 10th Year Anniversary Reunion

What I did last weekend in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah. =D

18 Dec 2010: Pre-Reunion Dinner

^Had my long awaited Ngau Chap at Loi kee, Foh Sang

^Visited an old friend's for her daughter's 1st birthday party

18 Feb 2010 (Saturday)


19 Dec 2010: Finally got to watch Harry Potter 7...

20 Dec 2010: Yamcha session with some friends...

21 Dec 2010: Before heading to the airport for departure.

Economy mee at Lido...
Where I used to live...

Merry Christmas 2010!

I can't help but thinking how last year at this time, I was having so much fun with my friends in KK. But that was the past and I really don't want to live in the past anymore. It may not be as Christmasy here as it was in Singapore, or as merry as it was back in KK, but I am home with my beloved family now, and that is all that matters.

Have a joyous Christmas and happy holiday!

In the spirit of sharing, here are some pictures of Christmas decoration this year.

^Christmas Cupcake

^Christmas Tree at Aeon Bukit Tinggi

^Christmas Deco at One Utama

^Christmas Deco at One Utama

^Christmas Deco at One Utama

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Ferrero Rocher Moment

I swear...I got these from an uncle. I don't buy chocolates for myself anymore, because I know how notorious I get when chocolate is involved! xD

I love taking pictures of chocolates!

Saturday, December 4, 2010

El Cerdo @ Changkat Bukit Bintang, KL

So I went there for dinner 2 Fridays ago...

^Sausage Platter

^Roast German Pork Knuckle

^Roast Piglet

What I did not take were pictures of the starters (salads) and desserts (mango ice-cream with whisky, and banana cake with banana ice-cream and ). I know... I'd make one lousy food blogger. For drinks, we all took bottled water (many many bottles of it) throughout the night.

The roast piglet was probably the most interesting dish we had because it came with a ritual that El Cerdo claimed to be a Spanish tradition. The ritual involved one of the diners cutting the piglet into halves using a porcelain plate, after which the plate was smashed into pieces inside a wooden bucket, but not before making a wish. It would make the wish come true, they say.

There were 6 of us that night, and we were all very full by the end of the meal. The food was really REALLY good, and the service was great, just my kind of style - not too formal, not too pretentious. Casual yet proper. I could feel the sincerity in their friendly service, unlike some over-the-top fancy restaurants. Same goes for the atmosphere. We took an outdoor table but thanks to the trees and bushes around us, it still felt cozy and not over-exposed. There was some interesting Spanish music playing in the background too.

Total damage was about RM506 (out of which, RM55 is for the bottled water!). That's about RM84 per person. Hefty, but I say it's worth it!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

M&M Madness - What's Left

Remember the M&M post? Here's what's left....

In less than a month's time.

*Sigh* I seriously need to control my chocolate addiction.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Maero Attack

Those in their late twenties / early thirties, especially the ladies, would remember this one. Maero Attack was broadcasted in Malaysia's local TV sometime in the early 1990s.

As far as I can remember, it's a Japanese drama about this girl who aspires to be a successful volleyball player. Her name was June or something like that, and she could perform these fantastic volleyball smash hits, which I just learned are called spikes.

I remember how my classmates and I used to be so crazy over this show. Volleyball became a very popular sport in schools nationwide, thanks to this show. There were even "gangs" in my school that reenact the scenes from the latest episode each day. The most popular kid became the main character (June), while the rest became the supporting characters. I remember they REALLY went into characters, complete with the dramas, laughters, and cries. And I remember being very sad when the show ended. Oh, the naivety!

I love YouTube for bringing back these memories.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Alone Time

Nowadays, getting some alone time doesn't happen much. I have been enjoying myself so much with family around that I almost forgot how it feels to be alone again.

This long weekend, my family is going to Penang. My family, minus me. Why? Because they made the decision at the last minute and I have to work on Saturday. Besides, they are going there for the food and I have recently lost my sense of taste, no thanks to a horrible bout of flu.

So that means...the entire weekend on my own. At first I was disappointed because I was looking forward to the weekend with family. Then I thought about it some more and figured...this would actually be the first time I am really alone since I came back from Singapore! I have my own car, I could go anywhere I like, anytime I like, without having to wonder what the others are doing, or if they are planning to do anything. It would be JUST like life back in Singapore, except now I have the entire house for myself, and did I mention I have a car?!

Don't get me wrong. I don't yearn for the kind of life I lived in Singapore. I just think this is a chance for me to reflect on myself, on what has been going on for the past 3 months, and maybe what direction I want to take in the future. Maybe a little bit of shopping too.

This is actually gonna be quite cool.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

M&M's Madness

My aunt recently came back from the US. She got us this:

^Nett Weight: 1587.6g
Price: UDS10

^Enough M&M's to last me months!

^My phone's wallpper now

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Dinner at Alexis, The Gardens

Tonight was supposed to be a gathering of 5 old friends, but only 2 showed up (!@#$%). Still a great catch-up session nonetheless! You know, less people means more time each to talk... LoL!

Food was really good, dessert was even better! It's one of those restaurants with not many choices in the menu, but they all sounded interesting to me. Ambiance was alright. Not too noisy and not too quiet - just nice. I like the fact that it has sufficient illumination. I don't like dimly lit restaurants....

Service could be improved, though. Nothing horrible but from such a restaurant, I expected better service. So, no tips!

Bill for the night: RM126.50. On the hefty side, but hey, those were quite some quality stuff we ate!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Bow Before I Enter My What?!

^Seen in Jusco Bandar Baru Klang: Please Bow Before You Enter Your Backroom

Saturday, October 16, 2010

kaioucat's Very Own Perodua MyVi

I have dreamt of the day I finally have my own car, to be able to drive around as and when I like. Almost can't believe it has come true. My first car! Although, my biggest dreams are still far far away. This is just one tiny step closer.

Introducing... my humble Perodua MyVi. I know, I'm the umpteenth person to own a MyVi, but this is MINE and that makes it unique! *Desperately trying to stay in denial*

The poor thing is put to heavy use right from the start of its life. Driving in KL certainly does not permit gentle handling of a vehicle!

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Kuih Dorayaki Moment

Growing up reading Doraemon is one of my fondest childhood memories. Any avid Doraemon readers would know that the cat robot's favourite food was "kuih dorayaki". I have always wondered how it tastes like.

Yesterday, I came across one in Jusco. I could finally find out how kuih dorayaki tastes like. Although, I have suspicions that the real Japanese dorayaki doesn't taste like this (being made in Malaysia and all that...). Like how some scones sold here can taste so different compared to the real ones from the UK, or how they say the sushis in Japan are way different from the ones sold here.
Verdict? Tastes good, me thinks. Would be awesome if the fillings were chocolate!

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Gloomy Saturday

^It's everywhere!

Some interesting trivia:

The song "Gloomy Sunday", written in 1933 by Hungarians Rezso Seress and Laszlo Javor, was rumoured to be linked to a number of suicide cases in Hungary in 1936, and was allegedly banned in Hungary.

Gloomy Sunday

Sunday is gloomy, my hours are slumberless
Dearest, the shadows I live with are numberless
Little white flowers will never awaken you

Not where the black coach of sorrow has taken you
Angels have no thought of ever returning to you

Would they be angry if I thought of joining you?

Gloomy Sunday

Gloomy is Sunday; with shadows I spend it all
My heart and I have decided to end it all

Soon there'll be candles and prayers that are sad, I know

Death is no dream, for in death I am caressing you

With the last breath of my soul I'll be blessing you

Gloomy Sunday

Read more here.

Friday, September 24, 2010

Jogging at a Nearby Park

In all desperation to work out my diminishing muscles, I resolved to jogging, which is one of my most disliked work out. No thanks to the absence of swimming pools around the area.

There were no one in the park (kinda scary, I know), so I took the opportunity to snap photos!

And for my resolution to live a healthier lifestyle, I was rewarded with a horrible knee pain after the jog, which is still threatening to come back anytime. That's it. No more jogging for me.