Saturday, September 26, 2009
Last night we had a mini farewell for Janice, who will be heading off to Japan to further her Nihon-Go studies this coming Sunday. After dinner in USJ, we headed back to Bangsar South to meet up with George and Danny just to be told that SIDS is packed. Made a detour and headed towards Finnegans on Jalan Telawi to celebrate Arthur Guinness' 250th Birthday in style! According to my 'tong chi' Joanna, Malaysia has the 5th highest number of Guinness drinkers in the world and to think I was a real late starter (ahem..influenced again by my alchy friend whose name starts with the capital C)
I was also told that in European countries, only fat, old women drink Guinness. So to all the hot chics back home good on ya!
Priced at RM11 nett for 1/2 pint, we drank like there's no tomorrow (I wish!). Was a good night out with lots of pictures taken and Jayson happily snapping away with his brand new RM3800 Olympus camera (which Khoo-san reminding us repeatedly ..RM3800...RM3800)
While Calene is holidaying away in Salzburg this weekend, the rest of us back home are keeping ourselves contented with our fix of Guinness. (hehe..don't u miss us back home Cal)
Here's a group pose of my classmates from Jap class (Back L-R (backsides facing the camera):- Jayson, Loo Moon and Sammi Front L-R: yours truly, Khoo and the lucky girl who's going to Japan, Janice)
Here's the Rm3800 Olympus camera. Jayson's new baby apart from his Tofu Car (think jay Chou in Initial D)
And finally, here's a picture of the very bloated George and me..
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
Friday, September 18, 2009
Thursday, September 17, 2009
So this is exactly what we did. Head down to the neighbourhood bar, Hanamco - multi tap bar restaurant for a couple of beers. What caught my attention was the James Squire - Buy 2 bottles for SGD23.90 and get a free plate of what else, my fav wingssss!
The happy hour rates at the bar....if only we had sucH prices in KL for imported beers, I'd probably be drunk 24/7. Ahhhhh Victoria Bitter..makes me wonder what my dream guy (the Indian dude) is doing in Melbourne at this very hour..HAHA
We opted for Silly Saison, a Belgium beer first as many of the draft beer were not available. As recommended by the waiter, 'Creamy, fruity taste with a hint of bitterness'. The first gulp after a hard day's work - heavenly. The only downside, it did have that bitter aftertaste.
Being the Kiasu people as we are, we had 2 bottles of the James Squire Golden Ale- an Aussie beer. It just gets better doesn't it! Strangely, I've never tried this nor seen this during my studies in Melbourne. Fresh and fruity brew with a dry finish - just perfect for a lazy Thursday night (minus the mozzies of course!).
Finally, we had our 3rd and final jug- yet another Aussie product, Pure Blonde - low carbs beer product. Suitable for ppl like me who desperately want to shed some pounds but without that WILLPOWER!!! Light, crisp and aromatic, just perfect to finish off the night and not getting you too drunk.
Suddenly I sound like a beer promoter girl with my tight minis! Urrghh!
Bill came up to about SDG61 for the night. Pretty good deal huh!
Just some final pics of the fridge filled with all kinds of beer. Really the alcoholic's saviour after a week in a god forsaken place!!
Back to KL tomorrow..wheee wheetttt...and off to Bangkok with the bia****s for Lin's hen's night for 3 days! Till then adios readers.
XoXo...doing a second check of this post in case Mr Perfecto England Jim Lai comments on my Not-so-perfect-english
Sunday, September 13, 2009
Here I am at Mist on a Sunday morning to see Shakoor shooting the video for his first single, 'Bhranga Hip Hop' (I hope this is what it's called). It's already out on our local stations but I only managed to listen to it this morning for the very first time, during the shoot. It's like a mix of hip hop and Bhranga together with some really groovy dance moves - the video. My 3 seconds of fame came when I was pulled (conned!!) to do a 8 step Bhranga dance! And I know I suck -yeah..apparently there's a video clip of me doing it but I haven't gotten hold of it yet.
Monday, September 7, 2009
And then I realize I have really weird friends - I call them the 'hallucinators'. Cal thinks Bert would make a good bartender. (See pic above). Yeah...Bert is a genius in mixing a bloody good Bloody Mary.
Then there's George who thinks that Bert has his own 'Bert-pod', likes 'chics' as much as him and is an alchy!
And not forgetting horsey-face who thinks he can murder Bert (yeah...and apparently Bert can die) and bury him in the beach during our Hanoi trip!
Frank, my buddy from Shangai came back for a visit after 2 long years solely for one purpose - a 'makan' trip. Together with his ex housemate, Ken, 3 crab lovers, it was a unanimous decision to have our dinner at this restaurant, famous for it's crabs. Being the only one with the car, one chic had to ferry two 'big men' for a crabs dinner...
1kg of salted egg yolk crabs....nothing beats this!
1 kg of cheese crab - the boys' favourite.. which I found a bit too rich for my liking.
..accompanied by 1 plate of 'mantou', which goes very well with the cheese sauce
the restaurant's famous deep fried tofu (this dish is such a cliche..almost every restaurant you go to must have a deep fried tofu as their speciality)
Thursday, September 3, 2009
Apparently, Mr English Teacher who claims he's here to correct my England and not write reports, claims that there is no FISHES and only fish. What I was taught in school, fish or fishes are both gramatically correct. After much argument, I decided to do a google search and typed in the key words 'plural of fish'. A whole list of arguments and other people's queries were listed:-wiki, yahoo answers, etc.
Yeah yeah and guess what I found. English Teacher is right and wrong in a way. This site probably gave one of the better definition of fish and fishes.
"Fish" is one of those off words that's usually both singular and plural. So we can say 'we ate 5 fish'.
But we can use "fishes" when talking about different species of fish:- The fishes of the Fraser River include salmon and sturgeon.
So in my post, technically I had 2 fish of the same species - so my England is gramatically wrong. Yes, and I've corrected it!
So there you go guys, please use fish and fishes correctly. If you read through the site, it also teaches you on the right way to use beer and beers - for those alchy out there.
Wednesday, September 2, 2009
Anyway, here's Cal drinking beer in Germany - yeah again what's new. She's there for 3 months to visit da bf - lucky her! But what amazes me most is that she's up when the sun is shining really brightly. The Cal I know probably doesn't get up until when the sun is about to set!
And look what Cal found!!!!! Bert committing suicide.....why do ppl mock Bert so much and love Elmo? Come on be fair to the poor one eyebrow dude for once! Buggers! Elmo ain't that lovey dovey anyway!