Monday, July 16, 2018

LRT Celebrities: Korean Kim

Hi boys and girls! Today's episode of LRT Celebrities is powered by an 'anonymous' submission by Mr. A. Thanks so much! He spotted Korean Kim on the Kelana Jaya line by the looks of the train. I'm guessing he's Korean by the sepet-ness of his eyes, and the yummy-ness of those biceps. For some reason, Korean boys love to beef-up (side effect from too much bulgogi?). Not sure if he's taking off his Vans so that's it's easier for him to slip off his sweat pants. XD. If THAT did happen, this would be a far more interesting post.

The second shot from Mr. A (you even get a smudge of his finger in this shot) reveals Korean Kim's strong thighs, and a hint of his package. You decide for yourself if he will be good in bed. Keep those submissions coming! Until next time... * flying kisses *

Saturday, July 07, 2018

Palm Sunday Pickings

Palm Sunday - Stations of the Cross

The Holy Week, the most important season in the Catholic liturgical calendar, began with Palm Sunday. As usual, the congregation waved palms like what the people of Jerusalem did when welcoming Jesus into the city. Immediately after that kingly welcome with cries of "Hosanna", the liturgy turns to his betrayal and the Passion. Thus begins a series of liturgies reenacting the suffering of Christ, His death, and ultimately His resurrection.

Palm Sunday Procession

Been hearing about Jalan-Jalan Japan from my mother and sister, so I decided to go check it out after church. Traveled to their outlet at Subang Skypark, just beside One City Mall. My first time at that neck of the woods. The whole place looked half-dead, but it did have some food outlets on the ground floor. I had lui cha at modern-looking vegetarian joint called Fine Creative Cuisine. Think they are new there. Hate looking at menus with no visuals, and bad descriptions. Sucks when you have to ask and the staff don't know how to answer. Anyway, the lui cha was kinda good, and their coffee's recommended.

Lei Cha

After lunch, we headed up to Jalan-Jalan Japan, Malaysia's biggest thrift store of Japanese items. Here's a breakdown of what you can find there. I'll start with the top floor:
  1. Household and decorative items - dolls, ashtrays, stationery, posters, etc.
  2. Soft toys.
  3. Men's clothes and shoes - a horrible selection, don't bother.
  4. Women's handbags.
  5. Caps and hats.
  6. Baby prams and strollers.
  7. Musical instruments - guitars, recorders, melodians, Japanese zither, etc.

Pre-loved Handbags

On the lower floor:
  1. Women's clothes - a shitload of it. Racks of racks of stuff like T-shirts, blouses, cardigans, sweaters, skirts, dresses, shorts, long pants, etc. Mostly Japanese brands, but if you're lucky, you can find an Alexander McQueen.
  2. Traditional costumes - kimonos, yukatas, haoris, and misc. accessories. Much cheaper than what I saw at a second hand kimono store in Kuromon, Osaka.
  3. Sports equipment - Surfboards, golf clubs, tennis racquets, unicycles, etc.
  4. Kitchenware - all sorts of plates, trays, cups, mugs, wine glasses, lacquerware.
  5. Toys - train sets, character merchandise, model cars, Pokemon cards, button badges, etc.

Pre-loved Clothes

Pre-loved Surfboards

Pre-loved Toys

After all that rummaging, mum did manage to find some stuff that she wanted. Not a wasted trip. And for every share on social media, they give an additional 5% discount. Another interesting shop there is Sewing World Gallery, a huge gallery dedicated to sewing. The machines that they sell there enable crafty people to create all sorts of intricate quilts, soft toys, bags, purses, portraits, etc. Amazing what can be achieved with thread and cloth, and an advanced sewing machine. According to the salesgirl, their Japan-made sewing machine can handle six layers of jeans at once, yet can also do intricate stitching.

An interesting day out indeed.

Sewing World Gallery

Sewing Frog

Sunday, July 01, 2018

Date One and Two

Beef Brisket Noodles

On the fourth Saturday of March, I was lucky enough to have a movie date with KH at IOI Mall, Puchong. Like many malls in the Klang Valley. IOI Mall is undergoing a face-lift in a bid to attract more traffic. He picked me up from my home and we had lunch first at Sheng Kee Desserts. Shared a plate of beef brisket noodles, custard bun, and snowy char siew bun. Padini and Brands Outlet were having some kind of clearance, so we walked in to take a look at those RM10, RM20, and RM30 offers. Didn't find anything useful, so we walked up to the cinema to catch "Pacific Rim: Uprising". Not really a must-watch in my opinion. One of those 'reluctant hero' story lines.

Hainanese Chicken Chop

Afternoon date hubby, evening date mummy. Brought mum out to The Gardens Mall to jalan-jalan. Dinner was at Coliseum, for some overpriced Hainanese Chicken Chop, and Hainanese Fried Noodles. The coffee was quite worth it through.

Friday, June 29, 2018

Chrism Mass

Chrism Mass Vestments

For the very first time, I attended Chrism Mass, a mass  that happens once a year during the Holy Week. My parish was chosen as the venue, so mum and I decided to go. It's celebrated by the archbishop with priests from his diocese as a sign of unity. During the Chrism Mass, the archbishop blessed three types of holy oils:
  1. Oleum sanctorum - Oil of Cathecumens - for the Sacrament of Baptism
  2. Oleum infirmorum - Oil of the Infirm - for the Anointing of the Sick 
  3. Sacrum chrisma - Holy Chrism - for the Sacrament of Confirmation, consecration of churches and bishops, etc.
Chrism Mass Booklets

Three glass vessels were filled with olive oil, and placed on pedestals marked, OS, OI, and SC respectively. If you ever decide to become a Catholic, the OS and SC will be used to anoint you during the baptism and confirmation. The OI is used on the old and the infirm, usually done during hospital visits by the priest. Those three oils will be used by all the churches in the diocese. The blessing of the SC was a bit different compared to rest where Archbishop Julian Leow mixed balsam into the olive oil and later breathed on it. After the mass was ended, there was a short fellowship. Managed to get myself a pack of vegetarian rice for dinner. 

Stand for Three Oils

Sacrum chrisma

Archbishop and Priests

Sunday, June 24, 2018

Cantin and Carnival


Heritage Village in Paradigm Mall declared that they are the Nasi Lemak King, but if you're craving for creamy santan rice with sambal, you can also get your fix at Cantin, right opposite their lot. Their rice is green with pandan colouring, and the curry chicken comes in thick, rich gravy. And my hot drink came with a slice of cream crackers. A great place to have lunch after church.

Nasi Lemak and Curry Chicken

At the center court, an Easter carnival (read "Karnival Propaganda Kristian") was set up with all sorts of games. Luckily we had free tickets to play those 'rigged' games (some purposely distract you with cuties). Went home with small bear from rubber ducky fishing. Blew the rest of my tickets with nerf guns and baseballs.

Easter Carnival 2018

Dinner was at another new-ish Chinese restaurant in my neighbourhood-- Restoran 11 Steamed Fish Head. Ironically, steamed fish heads aren't exactly their specialty, it's actually fish head in general. You can have it in a steamboat, curry, and dry claypot. Anyway, we had the Teochew steamed fish. The food was good enough to warrant a future visit.


Thursday, June 21, 2018

Qing Ming Curios

Qing Ming Offerings I

Naturally not too long after CNY, Qing Ming comes around, and the seasonal goods sold in the morning market changes tune. Paper offerings for the deceased start to appear, and the variety never ceases to intrigue me. This year I spotted:
  1. Haselime Snow - The Hell equivalent of Hazeline Snow.
  2. Cerlsberg and Tigor - Carlsberg and Tiger in Hell
  3. Miloo - Hell's favourite not-so-healthy drink of Milo
  4. Oat DG28 - Granny needs to take care of her cholesterol levels in Hell too, Oat BG28
  5. F&M - F&N expands their market to Hell
Qing Ming Offerings IV

Had a plate of Daniel's wantan noodles for breakfast, and chicken soup for lunch. And drip coffee during tea time. Gave Fung V, a Chinese restaurant in Equine Park a try. The place was full but we were lucky enough to secure a table. Tried claypot tofu and steamed tilapia. Good food, and the waitress was good in giving recommendations, knowing how to balance between portion, cooking style, and flavour. Not many restaurants give a shit.

Wantan Mee

Claypot Tofu

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

From Town Hall to the Hills

Assorted Rolls

For six months, we had mostly been left to our own devices. Then my CEO called for a town hall meeting to announce how much money we had lost, and outlined the way forward. Yikes, yikes, and yikes. Still have a job, but its gonna be way tougher. That revelation was followed by our annual dinner (yes, we still have money budgeted for food) at Tropicana Golf Club. The great thing about the evening's event was that it was graced by my group chairman who gave a short speech, and handed out certificates to staff who had been given recognition by the management. Of course the certificates didn't mean much, but how often does one get to shake hands with one of the richest men in Malaysia?


Following that, we had a team building at Selesa Resort. A double-decker bus picked us up from the office early in the morning and we were off. A short registration later, we went to the coffee house for breakfast. Right after a quick ice-breaking session, we were sent off on an Amazing Race kinda thing. Vandalized the place as we went along, collecting all sorts of stuff for our challenges. Then we had lunch, complete with a birthday cake for the March babies. Next up was a game called "The Mole", a game of deceit and distrust. Then we were tasked with making a model airplane, and later it make a marketing pitch for it. It was all fun, but sad to say that my team came in last!