Saturday, February 28, 2009

The BET is ON!!

4 of us went to Deutches Gasthaus in Plaza Damansara last night. We had their very famous Pork Knuckles. Or rather my two friends ( as you will see below) who were going on and on about hihg cholesterol un-guilti-ly savoured most of the skin and the juicy meat.
What's left of our pork knuckle?......The bone which was about 20 cm in length and approximately 1 kg in weight. Joanna decided to take away the bone for her Bobo (species we all don't know and yes, it's a BIG full grown dog, and not the small cutesy ones like your Pomeranian).

She was confident that Bobo could chew on the bone until it's probably 1/4 of its size. Jimmy was not that sure. So they took a bet. Loser to buy drinks (I think only 1 glass of beer) for the winner.


Who will win? Who will lose?
What do you think?

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Shuraku - a Japanese restuarant not to be missed!

I've been wanting to do a post on Shuraku, but was so caught up with Dresstalk that only now I can properly sit down to blog while waiting for my business partner to drop by and finalise the store details before we launch this coming Monday!!!
I've always enjoyed about Chef Edwin's Japanese Culinary skills when he was firstly in Aoyama, then Hajime became my favourite Japanese restaurant when he moved there. Now. since he's opened up a cosy little Japanese bar cum eatery in Solaris, this has got to be my no.1. Sake and other alcoholic choices are a plentiful and food are not the usual stuff you get in other Japanese restuarants. Note: They do not serve sushi!

As usual, we'll just leave it to Edwin to whip up a scrumptious meal for us. Just surprise us....

Well, for 2 people, this is what we were served (at a maximum hunger level)...I am salivating already!

Our very first dish:-Nama haru Maki - Unagi beautifully wrapped with rice paper rolls with a hint of cheese inside - heavenly!



Pardon me that most of the dishes don't have their Japanese because we basically left it to him to whip up our feast!

Next came the fried chicken topped with mayo, some special sauce and fried garlic. Another wonder!

The scallop with cheese is a MUST HAVE. So beautifully done you'd wish you can learn this dish and seal your man's heart!


The 'char siew' that melts in your mouth and topped with mustard. I swear I've never tasted char siew in a Japanese restaurant that tender and mouth watering before!


No it ain't banana split - it's deep fried chicken cartilage. Mayonaise laced with chili powder goes so well with it!!

And finally, when we were stuffed to the throat, they served us our final dish - pork noodles (which were a little translucent in nature). Well, I won't call this dish a disappointment, but it's very average tasting- or it could be due to the fact that I had one of the best tasting ramen in Tokyo last year that nothing ever comes close!

The bill came up to about RM180 for two people, including alcohol. Definitely reasonably priced!

Very easy to locate - it's just above the Maybank as you enter into Solaris on the 2nd floor.

Add: 13-2, Jalan Solaris Mont Kiara 1, Solaris Mont Kiara, off Jalan Duta.
Tel: +603 6203 0561Opening hours: Daily, 6pm - 12.30am

And finally, one plus point was that service is great and some of their staff are even conversant in Japanese!

Friday, February 20, 2009

Bert and Ernie Raps

video

This video of Bert and Ernie is hee-la-rious. Listen with Speakers

The lack of quality posts lately is due to the fact that I'm still very busy sorting out the new online store - DressTalk. Good news is, we've got a few enquiries and some purchases - and things seem to be taking off pretty well, but there's just so much more to be done while waiting for the first batch of clothes to arrive from our suppliers.

So meanwhile, be entertained with this youtube clip of Bert and Ernie.

Can't wait for tonight where by couz WF, who is an apprentice chef will be coming over to whip up a steak meal for both her family and mine!!! Ooohh can't wait. Probably get her recipes and post it soon!

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Pre Launching of our new online clothes shopping website!!!!

For the past few days, I have been very very very busy getting ready for the launching of new online clothes shopping website - Dresstalk -one of my pet projects for 2009, collaborating with a friend of mine. It is now completed and we're at teh pre-launching stage, getting interested people to sign up for the mailing stage at the moment. We target to officially launch the site by early March. Stay tuned for more information!!!! Meanwhile, go on to the site, take a look and sign up for the mailing list to be the first to get updated on our latest fashion posts!!!!

On another note, lame V'day joke I heard:

Yellow Chimp caught a colleague of his, XXX surfing the net for flowers (I am putting XXX and not naming just in case the flowers did not goto the intended person) a day prior to Valentine's day. Decided to tease him about it and sent a mail to him, c.c-ed Yellow Chimp and XXX's close buddy YYY.

"Wah someone looking for florist at this time only!!"

Came the lame response from YYY

"What's a florist. Someone who makes floors is it?"

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Happy Valentines Day to ALLLLL

I was at Flowers By Ozzy's first anniversary at Jalan Kemajuan, Section 12/18, Petaling Jaya last night.

I got my only Valentine's gift from a dear friend last night as well......created by Ozzy...
Simply stunning!!!!

Well what are my plans tonight? Nothing much except going for mannequin sourcing for my new online boutique which will be launched very very soon. Stay tuned!

Meanwhile, HAPPY VALENTINES DAY TO ALL!!!!

For all the single people out there- go party your hearts out. For all the attached ones - well enjoy a romantic night out...

Thursday, February 12, 2009

High Cholesterol!!!!



Got my blood test results today. I am in almost perfect health except the usual cholesterol problems. And this time, for the first time in my life, it's passed the borderline - which means I really have to be careful with what I eat.

MUST BE THE CHICKEN WINGS!!!!! Or some people said could be the beer. But I've already stayed of excessive drinking in quite a while..........

BUT I CAN'T GIVE UP EATING CHICKEN WINGS!!!! THEY ARE MY LIFEEEEEEEEEEE

Which could only mean one thing!! MORE EXERCISE!!!

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

SMS Etiquette

Last week, I sent my dad an SMS. It went something like this,

Me: Where is dinner on Saturday?
Dad: Super Tanker (restaurant) @ 6.30

Ok. Left the sms as it is. Got the answer I wanted.

Couple of days later, he brought up the topic and gave me a good err..won't call it sounding or trashing - Ok, let's call it Piece of Advice.

"How come few days ago you ask me something on sms and you never reply me."

But what's there to reply. I asked a question, he replied - end of story.

Oh I later found out, it is SMS etiquette to at least acknowledge with a Yes/No/Thanks.

But isn't that wasting like 15 cents. Yes - But it's still etiquette!!

Then what about those friends of mine who can't be bothered replying sms-es even when a question with a big "?" is posed? Or those who acknowledge you sms days or even weeks later - and the excuse is "busy-la" or "what's there to reply?"

If I were to send you an sms with some contents like say for example, "MAS got cheap air fare now...". What are you meant to reply me to show u have sms etiquette?

I then asked around - and oh yes, apparently there are many people who are really mindful that you don't acknowledge their sms-es! So from now on folks, have some DECENT SMS etiquette ok!!!

XOXO

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Oh, what a day!

Dark clouds and gloomy skies loom over me today. I am sad. I am still craving for nasi lemak.

Monday, February 9, 2009

Another blonde moment

Question:
What happens when you goto Celebrity Fitness and use their lockers to store you stuff while you gym, using your own padlock (the smallest size ones), and stupidly leaving the key inside the locker?

Answer:
Ask the staff there to break open the lock using a BOLT CUTTER.

Friday, February 6, 2009

Political drama in Perak

This is my second post today. Or rather, this is an article I copied from Malaysia Today. Amidst all the political drama in Perak going on at the moment (and simply nauseating following the chornology of events and the truckload of bullshit) and as much as I would like to stone Hee Yit Fong - a two faced B***H who has disappointed all of us and a real disgrace to all Malaysian Chinese, this article that I copied from Malaysia Today is a good read. The writer gives us a his two cents worth and a very unbiased opinion of the current situation.
In the best interests of the rakyat

Friday, 06 February 2009 13:47
Down2Earth Terence Fernandez (The Sun)


"Don’t be too harsh on Sultan. The situation is too fluid. He must verify the facts and interview the defectors to determine if they voluntarily changed parties.

He can only do this if he is alone with them. He must verify the numbers himself. The executive government is still functioning. There is no immediate threat. He will consult his advisers. He will wait for BN to ask him to form new government, verify the facts and decide on MB request to call elections.

The double jumping frog will aid your argument in the end as that a****** has no morals. My personal opinion is that any s*** who jumps party is not fit to serve and has lied to the people if he promised a party manifesto to them and does a U-turn.

If I were the Sultan, I too would wait as the facts are changing too fast to make a wise decision. He is under a duty to independently verify the facts himself."

THIS SMS was sent by lawyer and Petaling Jaya City Councillor Derek Fernandez on Wednesday to several Pakatan Rakyat (PR) leaders on the situation in Perak. Derek, whose consult is often sought by the Selangor government and PR leaders, was giving his educated two sen’s worth to panicky assemblymen and parliamentarians who were witnessing one of their hard-worn states slipping from their grasp.

Several of them had opined that the palace may be lopsided towards Barisan Nasional (BN) forgetting that only on Tuesday did the regent emphasise the need for Rulers to be apolitical. Derek was attempting to put the matter into perspective and ask the politicians to put themselves in the shoes of the Sultan whose only concern is the smooth administration of his state and the welfare of his subjects.

At the time of writing this, Sultan Azlan Shah had not consented to the dissolution of the state assembly while Datuk Seri Mohammad Nizar Jamaluddin’s resignation as mentri besar had been sought. The Sultan had met the four assemblymen individually to ascertain that they are leaving their respective parties on their own free will, without inducements or coercion.

One should give Sultan Azlan Shah some credit for this. He is, after all, a former lord president. And from what we have learnt, His Royal Highness has been going into overdrive consulting his advisers, government officers, as well as leaders from both sides of the political divide.
But of course, His Royal Highness’s final assessment of the situation and his decision not to consent to the dissolution of the state assembly has raised eyebrows from many quarters, especially PR and its supporters.

One gives the palace the benefit of the doubt and concludes that the decision was made in the best interests of the rakyat, from the Sultan’s standpoint.

But the goings-on in the silver state will not end. The BN has launched a coup and its generals who pulled the rug from under PR’s feet, will undoubtedly become the toast at next month’s Umno general assembly.

And what of PR? Well, apart from licking its wounds, unfortunately, it cannot take the moral high ground here in claiming that the opposition has resorted to "dirty tricks". Although it may be true, PR also does not have the right to claim that the defections which now lead to the formation of a new state government, as a breach of the public trust.

This is because PR drew first blood – not only by enticing and accepting Bota rep, Datuk Nasarudin Hashim (who has since returned to Umno) but also by making overtures towards elected BN reps following last year’s general election.

As the saying goes, if you play with fire you get burnt. In the game of political one-upmanship, BN has a larger mandate and the resources to win the match.
So congratulations to BN. But whoever wins, the losers are the people whose ballots are now worthless.

If a dissolution had been consented to, millions of taxpayers’ money, which could be put to better use in these trying economic times, would have been used to conduct fresh elections. But on a wider scale, the happenings in Perak go to show how a handful of individuals can play games with the people’s trust.

As Derek rightly pointed out, they were elected based on their manifesto and by jumping ship, they had lied to the people. Suffice to say, the four who hopped were elected based on their party colours. Nasarudin, Jamaludin Mohd Radzi, Mohd Osman Mohd Jailu and Hee Yit Fong are no Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah or Datuk Shahrir Abdul Samad who won their seats on several platforms – the latter as a BN candidate and even as an independent.

It was obvious that the people had voted in the Opposition as a need for more checks and balances to keep an eye on the incumbent. If this was not true, how could Loh Gwo Burne, whose only claim to fame is recording V.K. Lingam’s infamous phone conversation, have trumped MCA powerhouse Datuk Lee Hwa Beng in Kelana Jaya?

Thus, if PR wants to point fingers for losing Perak, it should blame itself. Its lack of quality candidates is apparent now. Some of them do not have principles, nor the backbone to stand by their party and the manifesto on which they had wooed the people. The conduct of these four characters underscore the need for an anti-hopping law.

For the BN, by admitting these individuals into its fold, only demonstrates that it will compromise virtually anything to win the political game.
Two of the "frogs" have a graft charge over their heads; one "frog" jumped twice and another had repeatedly said that she was not going anywhere.

Fortunately for some politicians, people have short memories. So when we go back to the polls in three years, there is a likelihood that this dark episode in Malaysian politics where the people were played with and lied to would be forgotten.


TGIF!!!!

I had a blood test this morning and was telling ahem..hers truly about it....

This is an excerpt from our MSN conversation....

siaoyue - iamsiaoyue.blogspot.com says:
wah i hope i dun have blue black on where the blood was taken

calene says:
take from the arm right

siaoyue - iamsiaoyue.blogspot.com says:
err well where else

calene says:
backside?

calene says:
no?

siaoyue - iamsiaoyue.blogspot.com says:
HAHAHNOOOOOOOOOO

calene says:
then

calene says:
what jab goes though the backside

siaoyue - iamsiaoyue.blogspot.com says:
those ermm

siaoyue - iamsiaoyue.blogspot.com says:
long time i never have backside jabs la

Thursday, February 5, 2009

You....

We met over a pitcher of beer.
The red tee you wore is still fresh in my mind.
Our friendship blossomed over the months
You brought out the best in me.
We wined and dined, cried and laughed.
I wanted so bad to be a part of your life.
Then things changed.
The devil in you started to show.
You lured me into your life which I thought was perfect.
I want to get out of this, but I'm sucked too deep in.
You don't even show a hint of guilt.
I can virtually see that triumphant smirk on your face
You...
I hate you for what you've made me gone through
I don't have the courage to leave, I've gone too far
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
You will kill me with your Chicken Wings and Beer happy hours invites very very soon!!!!! And damnit, tomorrow I have a medical check up and blood test!!!

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Poor Big Bird

You know the rumours about Bert is Evil and being associated with Osama Bin Laden..this picture prooves that not only Bert is evil!

Sunday, February 1, 2009

The Malaysian Women's Weekly

I lost RM3 last night at a gambling session. But got home to find this waiting in the post for me!!! Woohoo..first prize in the Malaysian Women's Weekly -Quantum of Solace (James Bond) Contest I joined couple of months back. Can't even remember what the first prize is - considering I enter about 4-5 contests in a month!?!
This morning I did a quick search on google as I was anxious to know what the prize would have been - as the letter mentioned movie premiums worth more than RM1000. Perhaps one year's supply of movie tickets or at least some limited edition James Bond watch??

Search proved fruitful!!!

Ermm..FIRST PRIZE - RM1000 Celebrity Fitness Voucher and RM50 limited edition Quantum of Solace Keychain! HAHHAHAHA I think it's god's will. I must be getting too fat after the CNY long break from all the pigging out of junk food and this win should be a solution to my ballooning weight!