Monday, November 26, 2007

The Kingdom

Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at PhotobucketGosh, when was the last time I went to the cinema for a flick? Should be a few months ago. Missed out on so many good movies. Recently, I was awarded a pair of tickets to the preview screening of The Kingdom, a movie about terrorism in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia which stars Jamie Foxx and Jennifer Garner. The scary beginning of the movie was able to capture the attention of the audience with all the sudden attacks on innocent residents and two suicide bombings. From there, the suspense really started building as four FBI agents risked their lives to investigate on the case. All while long, I was waiting to see if any of these agents will get killed. Not until the very end, one of the agents was captured. There was actually a plan to behead the unlucky agent. Nevertheless, he was rescued at the nick of time and the plan failed. Overall, it was quite action packed and truly depicts the fear and consequences of terrorism, conveying a strong message on world peace and humanity. You should definitely watch this. However, if you're a weak-hearted and sensitive person, don't catch it as it contains violence and religious issues. You have been warned! ****1/2

Friday, November 23, 2007

Econometrics Classmates Day!

I have to admit that I'm bonding pretty well with my classmates this semester despite of my frequent disappearance from lectures and tutorial. Anyway, it was unexpected crazy day. We started off by singing in Redbox Karaoke which showcased my skills in some Hokkien songs which are probably older than I am. On top of that, I ruined some of the Korean songs which were requested by one of my friend. Hope she's not mad at me or something. The session was short, as it lasted only for 2 hours and 30 minutes. Luckily, we were charged at the student rate without any tidbits fees. For that, we spent RM6.90 individually for the short but fun activity.

After that, we did a little grocery shopping in Jusco supermarket. I wanted to go to the arcade actually, but seems that there was no such department there. What a waste. I hate Juscos without arcade. Somehow, we still had some fun at the supermarket where I started impersonating an old grumpy grandma shopping for vegetable. Soon, it was time for dinner and the venue has been decided since ages ago...

Dinner spot: Restoran Yuen Buffet Steamboat

Address: 32A-1, Jalan PJS 8/6, Mentari Plaza, Bandar Sunway, 46150 Petaling Jaya, Selangor

After being in business for a very long time, I think many are aware of this restaurant already. Just like most of the other steamboat restaurants, the buffet concept is the main selling point. At the same time, the tasty, never enough BBQ honey chicken wings will leave the customers wanting for more. It's undoubtedly the food with the fastest turnover rate, and the fastest to finish whenever it's served. Other than that, it's wide selection of seafood places the restaurant on top of most of the other restaurants around in the same area. Normally, the place is very crowded, and it might take up to 30 minutes just to wait for a seat, depending on the time and the number of pax. Nevertheless, we got a table right away for being really early. As I had to leave early, I'm not too sure of the price per head, but if prices have not been raised, it should be RM18.80 excluding drink charges. Overall, enjoyment and satisfaction guaranteed.

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Patience is crucial when it comes to steamboat. Food takes time to cook, y'all.

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Herng Chyi couldn't wait any longer...

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Wai Yin (right) is very knowledgeable in TVB dramas. Well, she actually competed for Astro TV Buff.

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The girl in blue, she's Jane. She was actually from Caryn's secondary school. However, they don't really know each other lah.

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Finally, a family portrait. Weng, the guy in red isn't majoring in Econometrics but was taking it as an elective only.

And if you haven't noticed, my swollen left eye was really obvious in these pictures!

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Stressless Days.

Ugh. Woke up with a swollen left eye today and I'm all set to go out with my classmates today. I'm suspecting another eye infection, just like what I suffered from a few months ago. However, it's not so serious this time around. Anyway, had breakfast this morning with Jennifer and Momo. We had to meet at around 8.30 which was rather early for someone who's on holidays but went ahead with it since I love spending my time doing something.

Breakfast stop: Woo Pin Fish Head Noodles @ Ho A One Steamboat Restaurant

Address: Jalan 1/109F, Taman Danau Desa Kuala Lumpur

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This place is pretty easy to be located but it took us a quite sometime since it was our first time there. Despite being told how crowded it will always be, the place wasn't full and we settled down instantly. The shop basically offers three different types of dishes - noodles with either fried fish, raw fish or fish paste. Well, we only tried the fried fish head with mee hoon which should be the most recommendable one I think. The preparation time was rather long and we were starving horribly already. However, it was worthwhile as the food was just great. The milky soup (yes, milk is added into it upon request) is what makes it special. The amount of fish is also reasonable but watch out for the bones! Priced at RM6.50 (small) and RM8 (big), expect to spend a little more for this as breakfast. The restaurant operates from 7.30am to 2.30pm and closes on Mondays.

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Eating Out.

Finally, my 'summer' holidays have officially commenced. Sat for my final paper on Monday, which by all means, contained some unfamiliar questions on topics which I didn't even study on. The hurdle was as high as 45%, and the paper is marked out of 80 marks. So, hopefully, with all the bullshitting (note that it was a Law paper) and luck, I'll be able to pass the unit. Anyhow, the results are certain and cannot be changes already, so I might as well just enjoy as much as I could before the results are released at the end of the month.

Had quarter of my day spent in PJ with Momo today. I wanted to try out this restaurant which was recommended by Chui Ling in her TV food program, One Day Five Meals which has wrapped up its first season. With quite a similar motive, Momo was deemed to go to Bon Bon's Cafe for some desserts since she did not join me the last time I was there.

First stop: Restoran Soo Kee

Address: 33, Jalan 41/17, Petaling Jaya.

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Having been in the business for a couple of decades now, the small restaurant sells prawn wan tan mee and shredded chicken kuey teow only, which costs RM5 and RM4 respectively. However, one can order the latter with 6 prawn wan tan by adding another RM3 to the price. Besides, the steamed chicken which is topped with oyster sauce can be ordered as a side dish but I'm not sure how much it costs. Okay, the place wasn't as full as I would have expected, but the waiting time was a little above average. Maybe it could have been acceptable given that I wasn't really hungry at that time. Food-wise, I really love the taste of the soup. Broiled with prawn heads (which I presume), the soup is clear, sweet and salty, which works really well together with the noodles and chicken. As for the prawn wan tan, I thought that the taste was just good. Overall, I loved it.

Second stop: Bon Bon's Bakery and Cafe

Address: 22, Jalan SS 22/21, Damansara Jaya, Petaling Jaya, Selangor

It took us a really short while to travel to Bon Bon's Cafe from SS2. And lucky enough, we found a parking right away. I think I have amplely elaborated on the place before, so I'll just skip all those parts.

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Momo ordered a piece of their best-selling cake, Rich Chocolate Cake. Living by its name, the whole cake is indeed very chocolaty but moist after reheated. It was served with vanilla ice-cream with cocoa powder shimmered all over the plate. Overall, it's quite heavenly, although Momo admitted that the cake was still inferior to the one sold in Leisure Mall district. Priced at RM 7 (without ice-cream) and RM 9 (with ice-cream).

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However, I liked this cake more. The Banana Crumble, which most probably is another best-seller, made me wanting for more after finishing the whole piece, but of course, I was to full to order for another piece. With sweetened real bananas, the cake has them covered in crunchy oats (if Momo is right on that). It was my first time having such cake, so I'm pretty satisfied with it. Priced at RM 6.90 (without ice-cream) and RM 8.90 (with ice-cream)

Thursday, November 1, 2007

Exclamation Cafe.

Weeks ago, met up with Shook Yee and Momo in Cheras Business Centre to have a drink. The place has quite a wide choice of cafes and bistros but in the end, we ended up in Exclamation Cafe, a many few lots after Janbo Restaurant. Facing the main road, this place is a cozy, comforyable place to hang out. The shop provides some simple board games (chess, snake and ladder, UNO, etc.). The food is not bad also. There some some weird juices combinations, such as strawberry and jackfruit if I'm not wrong. At the time we were there, the shop ran out of French Fries... damn. Nevertheless, we had lots of fun.

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Crunch the thirst...

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Um, was it... deep fried chicken nuggets with sesame??

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Snake and ladders. Look, our distances are so far apart. Shook Yee was leading, I was halfway through and Momo was at the starting point. ROFL!

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In the end, Shook Yee did win and Momo was not that far behind of me.

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Then, we played another game, which I won, followed by Shook Yee. As for Momo, she still had a soldier in the camp, waiting to be rescued.

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My hands looked pretty unusual in the picture...

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So took another one instead!

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My bitch and I...

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Camwhoring is what we do best.

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Final picture of the 2 leng luis before we made a move.

Before I end my post, HAPPY HALLOWEEN to everyone out there!