Saturday, 31 January 2015

31012015 MyDigital Inpiration BACA World 2015

Went down to KLCC Convention Center to meet my bros and friends - Ernest (author of DontLikeThatBro comics), Zlwin (magician of ZlwinMagic) & Dan Khoo (YouTuber and comic artist at BolehLand). They're the speakers at the MyDigital Inpiration event this morning.


My bro, Zlwin in the flash!
After so many years, he still looks good!
Heard he'll be coming to screens pretty soon, so stay tuned at ZlwinMagic.com

DK aka Dan Khoo was given an award for being a YouTuber with outstanding viewership =)
I heard he has some big plans!
Stay tune on his YouTube Channel - DanKhooProductions

I even managed to catch Namewee in person!
He's pretty quiet in person though, almost too polite.
But he's look with people he's familiar with.

Definitely not missing out my bro, Ernest!
I heard he has many upcoming surprises as well!
Stay tuned on his DontLikeThatBro comics, and collaboration videos (usually with DK)

The pretty Amoi Amoi

Introducing Stella, May & Strawberry!
Award Presentation moments

The group shot!

I was brought into the exclusive lounge by my bro, Zlwin
where he performed upclose magic!

This is a bent 50sens!

I managed to record a few acts in the flash! (for my personal entertainment only)

Panoramic Shot with iPhone 6

I didn't quite believe that iPhone 6 was that all great with its camera, as what is being talked about everywhere. Well, at least not until I tried out myself with my colleague's new iPhone 6. He did a whole lot of research to carefully select between iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.

No, I'm not about to review what iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus can and cannot do. I just want to share what I had recently done with it - I took a panoramic shot, from the building where I was working, of the city view. It is really, really good!

Click on the image for the full image resolution.
Note: it is almost 5MB, so think twice before clicking on it.

Friday, 30 January 2015

30012015 Dinner at Mad About Coco, Publika

I saw Mad About Coco, some months back and even talked about it. Only a few weeks back did I managed to get a good deal off Groupon - cash vouchers =D So who are with me tonight? Min, Von & Jess!

Taste wise - for what we ordered, though not very filling, it's really good! I wanna come and try their soft shell crab menu on the next round!

Service wise - it's alright, it's not too slow. After I ordered, Min and I could still chat a little while waiting for Von & Jess to arrive. We're able to take a good look at the place too.

Environment wise - it's comfortable for small groups to larger groups of 5-6 pax. In a place like this, you can enjoy your chat after your meals. There are a lot of props for you to play with and selfie/wefie. We know we did and enjoyed ourselves!

Price wise - it's not the cheapest deal in town. So, if without the cash vouchers, I'd think twice first about dining here. However, you're paying for the experience and environment I guess. It averages about RM20 per dish, I think. If you're trying anything, make sure you're some special menu instead of the common ones - perhaps the soft shell crab wrap? =)

Mad About Coco



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A deco I saw on the wall. I wonder where the other half is =)

Here's our wefie!
Me, Von, Jess & Min

Von's Mad About Coco

Von looks good in this hairstyle doesn't she? =P

I'm considering to make this my display picture on FB

That's Jess' expression with the all-new hairstyle!

Bug-eye Jess

Flashy Min with the bow

Von wants a bow too!

behold, 12thyvonne!

Location:
A1-1-9, Publika Mont Kiara,
1, Jalan Dutamas 1,
Solaris Dutamas,
50480 Kuala Lumpur

Thursday, 29 January 2015

Badminton on Thursdays'

Nothing's as refreshing as good workouts, especially a long day at work. I'm out of shape; so I'm on track to getting back in shape. Why Thursdays? I have no idea, but it seems that everyone prefers Thursday. My theory on this is that Wedneday's movie night for most people, because of the movie ticket price, and Friday's boyfriend-girlfriend night (or go-home-early-to-rest-more-night). What's to support this theory of mine? Nothing much, except that my colleagues and friends seem to say the same thing, and Thursday's usually fully booked.

Currently, my team and I play at Michael's Badminton Academy (MBA) in Taman Megah, Petaling Jaya (another Taman Megah? I know right? Cheras itself has a Taman Megah, shouldn't there be a law on duplicate road names?). Whilst it's not the cheapest of courts around, it is by far the most convenient one for my colleagues and I. With the most recent upgrade on its court, the rate is going at RM26 (parquet floor) and RM31 (rubber court) per hour per court. So, if you don't have the numbers on the court playing with you, it will be quite hefty in price.

My panoramic view of the courts, I'm digging this panoramic-shoot =D
Left side people: Min & Shi Hao
Middle people: William & Kelvin
Right side people: Durai and Khuan Yew (hidden behind Durai)

We have a few seasoned players on our team.
They're not exactly pros, but they're way better than a few of us combined.

28012015 Movie Blackhat Min & Von

We've heard of a lot of hype about the movie, Blackhat which features my favorite artist, Lee Hom, and also Chris Hemsworth. I had planned this with Von and Min, for over a week now. I realized that Quill City Mall's (QCM) GSC's system is so new that I can't book more than 2 days in advance. So, I thought that it wasn't screening at QCM. Luckily, I went directly to the counter to ask, and managed to buy us 3 tickets, in the middle of the cinema! =)

Before going to the movie we grab dinner. The girls wanted korean food, and only choice for its taste is Sopoong. I usually go for Udon & 1/2 Gimbap set, so tonight I tried something different.

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The movie itself... wasn't half as exciting as I thought it would be, especially with all the hype going around. It is also the first movie I saw that has so much close ups! Like literally, 3/4 of the movie was faces! I know Lee Hom looks good, but I didn't expect to be seeing him so closely on screens! Tang Wei was so close, that I could see some of her hidden pimples (gotta be amazed with HD quality nowadays, hahaha). A piece of advise, if you're not into Lee Hom and close-up videography, DON'T BOTHER watching this at the cinema!

I admit that I was attracted to the movie, mainly because of Lee Hom

I tried to capture a panoramic view of the cinema we're in.
But I guess I failed here.

Min, Von & Me
Super-tired-look after the movies.

Wednesday, 28 January 2015

Kexin's Post Birthday

My colleague, Kexin is a very quiet person. If no one posted about her birthday, none of us, including myself will know about it. Gotta thank her boyfriend for spilling the beans in FB. Since we were pretty unprepared for the occasion, the only thing we could do is treat her lunch. My assistant manager offered to buy her a piece of cake instead.

This is my team. Not everyone's here though.

I started a tradition last December at Von's birthday. At any birthday, be it a simple meal or a big celebration, if I'm in it, there's no way anyone will run away from it. It's a facial accessory, can you guess it? =P

She looks great doesn't she?

Kexin: "Wah beh tahan ah this glasses!
(translation: wah, I can't stand this glasses!)
I look horrible!"

Wern Jiang: Ya I think so too..

Tuesday, 27 January 2015

27012015 Takeaway Dinner From Restaurant Ong Lai (Goh Kee)

We're back at a crucial decision making time! "What to eat for dinner?" I decided to roll back my options and go back to Ong Lai. Seriously, if you're not familiar with Jalan Raja Laut or Jalan Chow Kit area, you'll never be able to find this place. I didn't even know such restaurant existed until my colleague told me about it on how he accidentally found the place while looking for dinner options.

It's kinda hidden in an alley (address at the end of this post). It serves one of the best Fried Rice in town. Though slightly pricey, now RM8 per pack (then was RM7), it has squid, prawns, and plenty of chu yao zha (crispy pork lard, guess what, I just knew of this, hahaha) to go along with it. Should you give it a try at least once? DEFINITELY!


fried rice - they went up in price by rm1!! #latedinner #onglai #jalantiongnam

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Location: Restaurant Ong Lai (Goh Kee)
60A, Jalan Raja Laut,
50350, Kuala Lumpur

Monday, 26 January 2015

26012015 Late Dinner at Restaurant Tiong Hokkien Mee

One thing about getting off work late is that it's pretty hard to find decent food around my office area. Tonight is no exception. Went slightly out of the way, Damansara Uptown (DU). Clueless of what to eat, I turned to Min, and she had the same expression as I did - Clueless. Went around DU, I decided to just got for plain noodles. Found a parking, and started walking. I heard in DU there's famous Hokkien Mee, but I wasn't sure which shop. Our stomachs were grumbling, so we went to the first restaurant we came across, Tiong's Hokkien Mee.

We ordered 2 people's portion, and it was RM15. Honestly, it's kinda pricier than I thought for Hokkien Mee. It was rather normal, nothing quite exceptional. You can probably get this off any hawker stall, for lesser than what I paid.

Hokkien Mee #tionghokkienmee #damansarauptown #latedinner

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I noticed everyone seated around us were ordering something similar, Fried Chicken Wings to go along with their main dish. So, I looked at Min, asked if she's interested in trying. She gave a big nod, haha. It's RM2.80 per wing, with minimum order of a pair. Each of us a wing, so that makes it RM5.60 for a pair of fried chicken wings. Slightly pricier than the BBQ Chicken Wings we had a few days back.

Fried Chicken #tionghokkienmee #damansarauptown #latedinner

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Location:
Restaurant Tiong Hokkien Mee,
Jalan SS21/37,
Damansara Uptown,
47400 Petaling Jaya,
Selangor Darul Ehsan

26012015 Lunch at Meal Station, Maju Junction

My team and I have been around Jalan Raja & Jalan Chow Kit area for more than 6 months now (we're based at client's building now), and it's getting more difficult to select our lunch options - there are only a few good ones, and the others are just plain/ordinary, if not lousy/overpriced.

So today we're back at Meal Station, Maju Junction. And my usual pick, would be Nasi Lemak Ayam Goreng. Thankfully the portion hasn't reduced, but from the last time I saw the menu, it went up by RM2.00, to RM12.00 (excluding tax). Maybe it's more dense in this area, that they could afford to hike up the price by that much and still have many people visiting this place?

Anyways, I'll show you how it looks, and you'll be judge of it. It taste like any ordinary Nasi Lemak with Fried Chicken, but with sweeter sambal. Oh, I forgot to mention, it does come with Ice Lemon Tea (or if you prefer, Jasmine Tea).


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Location:
Meal Station, Ground Floor
Maju Junction Mall 1001,
Jalan Sultan Ismail,
50250 Kuala Lumpur

Weekend Eat Out with Min

Went over to Min's place to help her out with her laptop on Saturday. Cleared up her laptop's 'trashy' items and cleaned up her laptop using IOBIT's Advanced System Care software. A few hours later of work, we were testing out the laptop, and although the laptop was working smoother, it still had some glitches especially when playing video - it produces some metal cranking sound after a while. Had no idea of what else to do, and feeling hungry, Min and I decided to get some food - it was time for dinner.

Min wanted to eat Korean, and I wanted to check out the food around SS15, so we went to Street Cafe at Subang SS15. When it comes to Subang area, you gotta bear with the traffic. Finding a parking lot was tough! We took more than 15 minutes around the block looking for a parking.

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Tasted good. Although it was spicy for me, but I kept on eating! Min's pretty happy with her food as well =) Service was quick and the place is clean. The price is pretty reasonable as well. It's as the review states, they play the latest music videos! So, a thumbs up for this place!

Location:
No 28 , Jalan SS15/8
47500 Subang Jaya, Selangor
Phone: 03-56329822


After dinner, we went over to OW:L Espresso for dessert.

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It's kinda pricey, but you just gotta try this bingsu! Next time, I'm coming back for the yellow bean powdered bingsu! =)

Location:
OW:L Espresso
Retail 4(A-02-1), Menara Rajawali
Jalan SS15/8,
47500 Subang Jaya, Selangor


On Sunday, after dinner time, Min had a sudden crave for ice cream. She asked if I was interested to go to Inside Scoop. I was definitely a Yes for dessert, as I heard from my colleague that Inside Scoop serves the best ice cream in town. So, Min and I decided to pay the place a visit!


That's Min!
lol xD

Yup, the waffle and ice cream combination is amazing! =D Still a little pricey for an ice cream, but hey it's a premium treat. Just in case if you're wondering how much it is, well you can almost buy 2 box (of 3 sticks) of Magnum ice cream on promotion.

Location:
57 Jalan SS22/19
47400 Petaling Jaya, Selangor

Sunday, 25 January 2015

25012015 Dinner at Sushi Mentai

My family decided to go to Sushi Mentai for dinner, telling me that it's pretty cheap sushi. And so we went =)

Taste wise - pretty good and fresh. My mum likes it a lot! I think the portion per piece is big! A few plates and I was already kinda full. They did my soft shell crab temaki pretty well, so I'm pretty pleased with them.

Service wise - they're quick to take order and they're friendly too. Although the staff that served me were foreign workers, they could still explain to me some of the items on the menu and I could understand them. It took a while to get some order and I guess it's because they only prepare those items upon order - which is a plus point for me. I ordered egg roll and boy was it "fresh from the pan" =)

Price wise - cheap and affordable! For the items on the conveyor belt, it was either RM1.80 or RM2.80 per plate, so there's many varieties for you to pick and they are really good. That's good news for everyone! For the items off the conveyor belt (including the seasonal menu), it's affordable and still slightly cheaper than that of Sushi King, Sushi Zanmai, etc.

The entrance to Sushi Mentai

Either RM1.80 or RM2.80



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Items from the conveyor belt

most common: Sushi Tobiko

seasonal menu: Mango Ebi Ten Maki

menu: Soft Shell Crab Temaki

menu: Dashimaki Tamago

A piece of Dashimaki Tamago

My mum's and sis' plates once done

Location:
3, Jalan 13/149l, Bandar Baru Sri Petaling,
57000 Kuala Lumpur

23012015 Late Dinner at Wood & Steel, Kota Damansara

It's Friday people! And after work, it's time to look for some good food! =D Today, I decided to pay Wood & Steel a visit!
It was kinda late for dinner when we got there. But thankfully they still have dinner menus on. The unfortunate part was that they retire the Blanket Beef! Oh, no! I asked the person in charge, and he said it was due to rather poor feedback from the audience. Really? I was really looking forward to it (T_T)

Well, Min and I decided to order other dishes instead. We were famished! Thankfully, it didn't take them too long to serve us our food.


Taste wise - they're really good. I don't know if it's because we're really hungry at that time, or it's just what the doctor recommended! But Min and I were pleased about it. However, the portioning is not enough. We weren't even full! Usually no matter how hungry, the portion of food we order will suffice, but after finishing these two plates, we still had space for more.

Service wise - they're pretty quick and clean as well. At least the person in charge is honest and waiter knows what to recommend. I know of places whereby the waiter doesn't even know what's the signature dish!

Price wise - they're quite pricey, that I can tell you. Not up to fine-dining standards, but kinda heavy for a cafe item.

Environment wise - cozy and comfortable. It's not too big a shop, so you might have to cramp a little whether you're sitting at a couch or at a table. I noticed the table size isn't that big anyways.

Location:
33G, Jalan PJU 5/20e, Kota Damansara
47810, Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Phone: 03-6151 8081

Because we're still hungry but didn't want to eat too much, we had to go on the look for something else. I suggested chicken wings! Where? DU Cafe! RM2.60 per wing!

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Min seems to like the Chili sauce a lot, although it's very spicy =)

Location:
Jalan PJU 5/10, Dataran Sunway,
47810 Petaling Jaya, Selangor

Lunch & Dinner at Sakura Kristal, Quill City Mall

My visit to Sakura Kristal was an epic 3 day journey! Went there with colleagues, and I somehow created a sudden craze to come back to this place! Poor colleagues of mine had to visit the same restaurant 3 days in a row! =P

Biggest factor of my coming-back: 50% on all signature dishes, until 31st January 2015! We some of the most expensive signature dishes they have!

Taste wise - Good food! My colleagues and I manage to taste a number of their signature dishes, and we're all satisfied with them! There's enough taste in the curry, it's not too salty in the steak, and it's got good portion!

Service wise - slow, but tolerable. We came in at peak time - lunch and dinner time, and especially with their promotion going on, it's no surprise why so many office workers are here! However, I believe they should have foreseen this coming and be up to speed when taking orders, cleaning up and serving our food. We had to wait 30 minutes or more for a signature dish to come, during lunch! Pfft!

Price wise - worth the money (based on the 50%), I'd say. Even with their upcoming lunch sets in February, we've done some calculation, it's still worth it. I've compare the price against Tappers, Kluang Kopitiam, Sopoong and Sushi King. Sang Har Noodles, normally priced at RM26, is only RM13 after discount - the portion is big, with 3 half big prawns. Worth visiting? You be the judge of it.

Environment wise - it's cozy and clean. I think it's because it's new. And I hope they keep it up for as long as they're open. It's quite comfortable and it's not too noisy. They have varieties of seating arrangement - good enough to fit 2 pax up to 12 pax (or maybe more). They've got a pretty good concept.

1st day - Dinner

Nope, couldn't get the Sang Har Noodles. So went with fish dish instead.





2nd day - Lunch

Still couldn't get the Sang Har Noodles. Went with the chicken dish instead.





3rd Day - Lunch

Finally! I pre-booked my Sang Har Noodles from the day before!
A man with determination to gets his meal, will definitely get it!



Yes, it is worth it!

Tuesday, 20 January 2015

20012015 Dinner with Mellie at MyBurgerLab, Sunway

It's been a long time since I met Mellie (not that's not her real name), and I was in luck when I caught hold of her last week! We decided on a date to meet up and I suggested to go to MyBurgerLab, Sunway.

We had one of the longest chat in years! She's been with college, and well, I've been busy with work. I'm to be blamed as I should have made more time with my friends, especially with Mellie. We knew each other back many years, and I think back then, I was still in my varsity days. Though we didn't get to hang out that often (due to distance), we chat quite frequently. She's one of my closest buddies =)

Weekdays they are packed with students.
The picture tells the story~

Not sure why these currency bills are stuck on the wall,
but they can't be used since they've been scribbled on!

The fries!

Swisstake! Ordered by Mellie

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The environment's pretty good and comfortable, same with their other branches as well. The interior's well taken care of. I can guess the staff here worked hard to ensure their customers comfort is being taken care of.

Food wise - Not every burger will meet your requirement. Some's really good, some's good and some's so-so. I guess that's cause of the hype that it's built, and the way the waiter promotes it, it sorta build a certain expectation. And when that expectation is not met, you get disappointed. In this case, the Hulk disappointed me. I'd stick with Beautiful Mess or go with Swisstake.

Price wise - They're not the cheapest burgers around. I ordered 2 burger sets (they come with fries and bottomless drinks) and it cost me nearly RM50. They're not very big of a portion for me, but for an average person's dinner, it should suffice.

Service wise - I love the staff/crew here! They smile, they're attentive, and they're friendly! They're pretty quick at serving the burgers as well. I thought I had to wait a very long time since I was 12 numbers away but to my surprise, within the next 10 minutes or so, they called up my number. "FOOD IS READY FOR PICK UP" was interpreted when I saw my number being called up =)

Environment wise - I think any young chap or lad will like it. It's simple, it's decent, it's clean. There's enough room to move about and you have enough space between one table and the other. It's not too noisy either, unless the crowd's really excitement about their food or they're just having a really good time.

Location:

Seapark Lab
Mon-Fri: 5:00pm till 10:15pm (last call)
Sat-Sun: 11:00am till 10:15pm (last call)

OUG Lab
Mon-Fri: 5:00pm till 10:15pm (last call)
Sat-Sun: 11:00am till 10:15pm (last call)

Sunway Lab
Mon-Sun: 11:00am till 10:15pm (last call)

Cyberjaya Lab
Mon-Fri: 11:30am till 2:00pm (last call)
Mon-Sat: 5:30p till 10:00pm (last call)
Cyberjaya closes on Sunday.
(Note: They're open everyday except the 1st Mondays of the month.)

You can organize private event(s) at their place too!
Email: askme@myburgerlab.com
Phone: 03-74994855
myBurgerLab's Facebook

Monday, 19 January 2015

18012015 Soon Heong Yong Tau Foo Reopen at Kepong Baru

Dated SenYee and her friend, Hsiao Wei (I'm guessing her friend's name is spelled that way) for Yong Tau Foo (YTF) dinner at Kepong Baru. Heard from her that this place is pretty famous and the community here fancy the YTF served by this shop.

They moved from a corner lot, to a shop in the middle of the row, nearby the Kepong Baru's Pasar Malam (Night Market). So, tonight's the official opening!

My main pick for YTF is fried dumpling and fried fu chuk (beancurd skin). The others are snack bites to me. So, I'm only particular when it comes to the main pick

Food wise - It's not too bad, pretty decent if you ask me. Like any other YTF joint that I've been too, the variety is more or less the same. Exception? It's less oily here, and the soup's not too salty - That's what I like about it. Portion per item? A mouth full =)

Price wise - RM1.30 per piece, I think it's pretty affordable. I know of other places that's more expensive than this, yet it doesn't taste as good as the ones served here.

You thought I was kidding when I said the community here fancy this place huh?


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We had to wait for our turn, before we could actually sit down, order and eat! But was it worth it? Yeah! Guess what? I was one of their customers back when they were at the corner lot! I only knew this after I checked in with SenYee and she confirmed with me on their previous location.

Location:
Jalan Bangau 1, Kepong Baru
52100 Kuala Lumpur

Sunday, 18 January 2015

18012015 Pandas at Publika

Since many of my friends were at Publika snapping pictures of pandas, I decided to check it out myself.

What is this whole "1600 Pandas" about?1600 Pandas hope to spread and strengthen the awareness of environment conservation to everyone especially the young generation, not just taking photos with the Pandas. There are many creative and talented people around us, let’s initiate the culture of creative conservation together. (1600PandasMY)

I had to check it out myself to satisfy my intellectual curiosity (wow, I like how that sounds like).


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There's a huge crowd surrounding the pandas!

Huge crowd surrounding the pandas!

I asked around the event crews and there were more than 300 people queuing up to take pictures together with the pandas in the inner zone! Holy moly! I couldn't get too close to the pandas, and I couldn't wait long for it. So, I decided to move on. The pandas were nice and cute, but they're not that cute that I'd wait for my turn - 300 people or more.. you do the math.

Top view of the pandas

My Colleagues Are Some of the Funniest People Around

It's been a year and some weeks since I started with the company, and I've found myself a bunch of friends among them. We chat a lot and laughed a lot. We even cried, but only tears of laughter, haha =D




Here's a good reason why they're funny. Of the many chats we had, I "extracted" one part that I think can depict how funny the are. Disclaimer: the below conversation is not the exact conversation and this author is not responsible should the readers find it not funny.

A: Eh, badminton this thursday!
B: I don't know how to play badminton
C: Nobody is born to know how to play sports
D: Play basketball la!
E: I also don't know how to play ball
A: Very easy only, just go there and you'll learn how to play after that
C: Everything also need to learn ma
D: Easy la, I teach you basketball
B: I don't know how to play la.. don't want la..
A: I show you how to play, let me find picture for you! Guys and girls also can play wan!

the guy version of basketball

the girl version of basketball
I burst in laughter!