Wednesday, February 27, 2013

CNY I: Mass & Movie

Red Cross by williamnyk
Red Cross, swiped from williamnyk on Flickr.
Chinese New Year decorations at my church this year was a bit more low key. Initially they had calligraphy stuck all over the place, but sometime last week, it was removed. Wonder if its the close proximity of Lent. A departure from the usual practice, no giant couplets was put up beside the crucifix. Instead, they draped red cloth around it. A breath of fresh air. During the spring cleaning before christmas, I thought I saw giant joss sticks wrapped in oil paper, but that didn't materialize, so I guess I was mistaken. As usual, there was the rite of commemoration of ancestors after a reading from the Book of Malachi. And the priest handed out red packets with money and Bible verses in 'em. Blessed mandarin oranges were also distributed and there was a lion dance outside. The choir also surprised us with MyFM CNY songs. Lunch was at home since we had loads of leftovers. And mum did boil a pot of barley with beancurd skin and gingko nuts. Yummy stuff. Also got a pack of dim sum from a church member. We were supposed to go The Gardens Mall to watch BeautifulMale perform, but with all the cleaning up and stuff, we missed it.

Blessed

Red Packet

Motif

Our movie in MV was for 17:15, so we left the house at 16:00. Been ages since I watched a movie at MV. Bought the tickets the night before. Had Apollo's expert opinion on which hall and row to choose. I suspect he knows which seats have bad springs or which carpeting smells. There were six of us and I needed to split into two rows. Thanks to some imperfect algorithm in the GSC app, I could not buy certain seats because it would not allow me to leave seat gaps in a certain way. Get this:

AVAILABLE SEATS:
X X X A A A X X X
A A A A X X X X X

ALLOWED:
X X X O O O X X X
O A O O X X X X X

NOT ALLOWED:
X X X O O O X X X
A O O O X X X X X

Legend: X = Taken; O = My Choice; A = Available

My first time seeing the newly-renovated section with its criss-crossing bridges ala The Gardens Mall. Tickets were for "Hotel Deluxe", starring Theresa Mo and Sandra Ng. Heavyweights, both. Not exactly the funniest movie, but one scene in the movie had the whole cinema in stitches. A bit sad la kan, just one scene? By the time we got out, it was dinner time. Not that many choices to choose from so we just ate at Zun Express. The food was just average. My brother still had stomach capacity, so he packed a nasi dagang from Belanga. Took very long for them to process his order. I suspect they were cooking the curry from scratch. Didn't loiter after dinner, but I did get to spy upon a twinky gay couple who were locking arms at the elbow and one of them was wearing a very eye-catching giant polka-dot blazer. So rare to see such openness in KL.

Peacock

Vintage

Monday, February 25, 2013

Surprises for CNY 2013

Reunion Dinner 2013 by williamnyk
Reunion Dinner 2013, swiped from williamnyk on Flickr.
Note: Chap Goh Mei dah lalu, I sekarang baru mau mula blog CNY!

If it means anything to you, this year's reunion dinner was held on the 29th day, no 30th day like we usually do. Not as special as the fact that this year, reunion dinner was joined by three friends. The VIP guest is of course SK and her grandmother. And beating my prediction, Apollo who had FFK us tow years in a row finally made an appearance (with two bottles of wine, bless his soul). The surprise guest was Lifebook who did not go back to his hometown due to work commitments. Poor fellow. Such special circumstances called for a very special dinner too. Just seven of us, and we had twelve dishes! Armed with her pressure cooker, SK prepared:

  1. Stewed sea cucumber with scallops and shiitake
  2. Sambal baby prawns
  3. Marmite pork ribs
Mum on the other hand also got adventurous and used cooking techniques and ingredients that were quite taboo in her kitchen (deep-frying and high cholesterol stuff):
  1. Deep-fried vegetarian chicken drumsticks
  2. Steamed Mouse Grouper
  3. Pan-fried Gold Pomfret
  4. Avocado Salad
  5. Battered prawns with salted-egg eringii
  6. Steamed kampung chicken
  7. Thai mango chicken
  8. Lotus root soup
  9. Fried fish cake
To go with the rich food, we had red wine, white wine, Choya, shoju and apple cider vinegar. After dinner, we had plenty of time to drink and snack on peanuts. It was quite amazing. Been a long time since my place was so meriah during festivals. But I wouldn't go so far as to wish that my friends join me again next year. Hope they will be with their families next year.

Here's a couple more surprises for pre-CNY this year:

1) My first strand of gray hair!? T_T
Strand

2) A steal at MYDIN
Bottega

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Cameron Turns Two

Market Frenzy by williamnyk
Market Frenzy, swiped from williamnyk on Flickr.

Not many shopping days left to CNY. The OUG market was at a frenzy. The air was crackling with energy. An extra road was closed to traffic to allow for more traders to do business and accommodate more human traffic. The traders started shouting and chanting to get more people to buy their wares. And some customers bought stuff by the cartloads. Survived that and went venturing at the nearby flower nurseries. As usual, mum took a long time to choose and made no purchases. Aunties have so many things going through their minds that a simple yes and no can be a crushing decision. But at least I got to see some pretty flowers. In the afternoon, put up mum's new clock, but unfortunately it was defective. Luckily we had a cheap MYR3.50 IKEA clock to use for spare parts. Did a heart transplant and it was successful. Wakakaka.

Flowers

Message

Transplant

In the evening, went to Kajang to celebrate Mel's toddler's second birthday (it seemed like yesterday when SK and I visited Mel after she had recently gave birth, and we had to climb in from the back door cause her hubby took the keys). The restaurant was called Old Street Kitchen and a quick search on the internet describes it as a place frequented (most probably means once) by celebrities. Since we were a tad early, we hung out at the nearby KR1M. Mum and SK bought MYR1.90 bleach there. Hahaha. At the dinner, met Mel's parents and her elder sister and her kids. Been such a long time, I think since Mel's wedding. Like rumah sendiri, Mel even brough red wine and Malibu. Surprised that the restaurant had chilled wine glasses.

Microbe

Ate quite a bit of dishes-- steamed tilapia in hot bean paste, spring onion and ginger venison, Mongolian chicken (recommended), yam basket with kam heong squid, stir-fried vegetables, etc. The birthday cake was a big-ass Mickey Mouse sugee cake that weighed in at 2.8kg! The kids loved the sugary bits. Watching Mel, one can see that see fits into motherhood pretty well. Dotes on her child and makes sure he eats before herself. It's quite amazing to see her juggling so many things at once. Not easy, and weaker characters would have ended up as crazy women. Haha. Happy Birthday Cameron!

Friday, February 22, 2013

LRT Celebrities: Samsung Simon



Here's the 'Korean' edition of LRT Celebrities. This tall, fair-faced cutie was seen in STAR LRT heading towards Seri Petaling. Those big, dark-rimmed spectacles definitely work for him. Based on his SAMSUNG shirt, I suspect he works at Plaza Low Yatt. The whole time he was watching a video clip on his phone. From time to time, he would smile sweetly (which I failed to capture)! And his lips are sexy... Although I took many spy pics (from two locations even), I did not end up with many good shots. Sienz. I got to improve my aim. Enjoy!

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

KH@FT

Sesame by williamnyk
Sesame, swiped from williamnyk on Flickr.
On Hari Wilayah, I slept a little late and followed mum to my sister's place to play with the kids. The little one was being a little piggy that day and did not wake up till 11:15am! Perhaps I was also to blame since I was with him on the mattress. Every time he started, I would snuggle close to him and he would sleep again. Happened thrice. Since I was still a bit weak from the previous day's fever, I too slept a little. At noon, mum fetched the elder brother home from pre-school. After they had all been fed, I had a lunch of porridge with mum. A simple meal paired with a pan-fried salmon steak and blanched sawi. Around 1:30-sh, I went to meet KH at Kuchai Lama. Tried Food Talk for the first time. Strangely, the place attracts leggy female customers, but not cute twinks! Cheh. During that lazy tea time session, talked to KH about this and that. And of course there were lulls in between where it was more interesting to play with your smartphone than look at your boyfriend. Haha. I was still feeling a bit weak, and KH would hold my hand.

Talking Over Ice

The temperature outside was high and we still did not want to go home so KH suggested that we hide for a spell in Snowflake. Ordered their sesame-soya combination, a CNY special. Loved it! I really shouldn't have ate it, but what the heck. Each bite was bursting with the aroma of black sesame and soya. In the evening, I went to have dinner at my sister's place. BIL's younger brother had just come back from Koh Samui and he brough back lots of food. Can't believe that he actually drove there with his wife. So to supplement mum's stewed chicken rice, we had Ipoh salted chicken and crumbly kaya puff! But the night did not end yet as my BIL's younger sister had free tickets to "Taxi, Taxi" at IOI Mall. Another Mark Lee movie, but at least it was better than "Homecoming" two years back. Throw in Gurmit Singh, lots of crude Hokkien and you got yourself an entertaining movie. The baby was so hyper in the cinema, was passed from hand to hand. When he reached me, he did not hesitate groping the stranger beside me. LOL. Finished at about 11:30pm and was quite surprised that many food outlets on the cinema floor were still in operation. Impressed! Work the next day... argghhh...

Monday, February 18, 2013

Sexth Year Together

White & White by williamnyk
White & White, swiped from williamnyk on Flickr.
The 28th of January marked the sexth sixth year that KH and I have been together. After so long, even some of the details has eluded me. Whenever we talk about it, it seems that I can remember some obscure details which he was not aware, while KH would fill in the other blanks. It's kinda cute and amusing. For your information, we did not celebrate the day staring into each other's eyes and having romantic candlelit dinners, but we actually had a threesome. Yup, there was an extra. Not a guy, but a girl. SK joined us for this important occasion, because truth be told, she plays a big part in our relationship. Always there to facilitate things, help us along, cover for us, the list goes on. In the morning, we headed to Jade Pot in OKR to have some dim sum. We actually arrived fifteen minutes before opening time, parked smack dab in front of the restaurant and watched the staff clean up. At 10:00am, we walked in and I think they were still setting up. But at least the kitchen had already started steaming. Truth be told, the food wasn't very good. Hits and misses. Most impressive was their har gau-- even worse than Jin Xuan. That's really saying a lot. And the dok-dok chiang they were playing was so loud that it can't be called background music. I felt like I was in a concert.

Flowers & Birds

Flower, Bamboo & Lanterns

In the afternoon, brought mum out to The Gardens Mall for some shopping. Wasn't really productive as mum only bought a necklace and pendant. Tried looking for lipstick, but she was quite picky. Even the packaging was a main concern. :S. But it was nice looking at the decorations. As usual, The Gardens Mall was more classy compared to MidValley's super-cluttered style this year. Lunch was at Sushi Tei. Generally good, but I'd advise against the nigiri sushi. Praise for the chasoba and tempura. Went to Les Deux Garcons again to collect the petit gateau. This time round, the fella didn't even check the order book! KNS! Just asked me to choose. Choose the passion fruit, hazelnut and raspberry variety. Truly yummy stuff.

Gateau

Back home, I watched a very old horror-comedy, "Army of Darkness". I had earlier watched the "The Evil Dead" and "The Evil Dead 2". I vaguely remember the second installation from my childhood and wanted to re-watch the series to find out why it attained cult following. I'm still baffled. LOL. I think the second's the best.

Orchestra

Kaiten

My anniversary dinner was at Harbour Steamboat where you have to wait even though you made a reservation. Only my second time there. And I was so lucky to bump into an ex-colleague of mine whom I had not met for nearly a decade. Could still recognize me though I looked like a cicak kubing back then. When at Harbour, it is a must to order their homemade items. My all time favourite among their selection is the prawn balls. Very fresh and succulent. Soup-wise we ordered half papaya white fungus and half Macau pork bone. Just a subtle difference between the two. Their chili sauce was also yummy, and I had a lot of that with chopped Chinese parsley. Uncommon items on our table that day-- pig liver, pig kidney and pork tendon. At the end of dinner, my ex-colleague asked me, "What's so special about this place?". I replied-- the crazy crowds and the expensive price tag. But seriously, always order their premium items, else it's quite like any other steamboat. If price is a concern, you can always chose to order half a portion.

Sukiyaki

Beef

The night was not complete without visiting the place where it all started-- Sweet Bean. Too bad that 'our table' was occupied. Although we were all super full, we ordered something anyway. With slow sips, we finished the desserts anyway. Felt that it was a simple yet satisfying celebration for our six years together. Love you dear!

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Douching Before The Big Date

Note: Happy Yan Yat!

With Chinese New Year comes spring cleaning. Clean the metal grills. Wipe the furniture. Wash the windows. Clean the ceiling fans. Clean the stand fans. Climb up. Climb down. Scrub the porch. Wash the bathroom. Change the curtains. Wash the curtains. Dust the shelves. Atishoo! Put up the decorations. Throw out the clutter. I feel tired just typing this long list (I'm sure JokerPJ can relate). And luckily mum didn't consider opening up the paint cans this year (keeping my fingers crossed). And after all that, I really felt it in my arms when I went swimming with KH. Just wanted to float in the water (while KH does naughty things to me, which he did :P).

So how extensive was your spring cleaning?

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Vocation for Foodiehood

Roast by williamnyk
Roast, swiped from williamnyk on Flickr.

Breakfast was at Restoran KH20. Noticed a new stall there, so tried the Kota Bahru beef noodles. Being adventurous that morning didn't pay off. I chose the Hakka noodles and that ended up a mistake. So sticky and flour-ish. Basically just drank the soup and ate the meat. At noon, went to Bangsar Village to celebrate KT's belated birthday at Mizu. Parking was horrible that day, but we were lucky enough to secure a space at the first turn. KT was a little under the weather that day, which a week later manifested into dengue fever! Yikes. Apollo and Jase also joined us. For some reason, Jase walked in with the biggest frown and a thundercloud over his head. KT and Jase also passed me my belated birthday present-- an Armani Exchange T-shirt. More baju baru for CNY. Chatted and chatted for some time before settling the bill and heading out for coffee. Walked over to Les Deux Garcons for SK to collect her petite cakes. She had bought a voucher on LivingSocial. Unfortunately, she did not make a reservation and the snooty staff staff just sent her packing although there were plenty of cakes available.

Belated

Sushi

Walked back to Bangsar Village II and randomly chose to sit down at Artisan Coffee. The cashier looked uncannily like Listen Jie. Each order was accompanied by a wooden stick that looked like those used during ancient Chinese executions. Their latte's quite good, but the chocolate cake was a disappointment. The cheesecake was much better. Didn't stay out too late to let KT go back to rest. Suddenly remembered that there was a priestly oridination at St. John's Cathedral, so we dropped KH back home, picked up mum and zoomed out to KL. Luckily we found parking very near to the church. We were about an hour late (the church was already full to the brim), but things we just getting warmed up. Many priests came to give their blessings. Halfway through, it started raining very heavily. We hid under a parasol and watched the proceedings via an LCD TV. "Allah" was used in some of the hymns and prayers, but most of it was conducted in English. Didn't stay for the five lengthy, multi-lingual thank you speeches. No, thank you!

Cheese

Dinner was at Kheng Heong. They had moved from The Pines to Jalan Syed Putra Kiri. A horrible traffic situation there. The people who use that road daily are obviously pissed with the fact that the restaurant turned their access road into a single lane. The cars would not give way and a few actually stopped, wound down their window and scolded the restaurant owner. He just stared blankly at them. Food was disappointing. Tried their chili fish and the spiciness threw my GI tract out of whack for days.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

How Big Can You Take In?

3" by williamnyk
3", swiped from williamnyk on Flickr.

"What's the biggest shaft that you've ever taken in?"

Some time before CNY, on my way to work, a fellow driver on the road signalled to me that there was something wrong with my car. Just minutes before, I stopped to pump petrol and I wondered if I did not close the cap! So I stopped the car, got out and took a look. Turns out that my tyre was nearly flat! Yikes. Didn't notice at all. Just noticed a weird sound, but I could still handle the steering. Lucky for me, I had not yet reached the main road and there were a few more petrol stations nearby. Stopped at the Petronas near BK6 and got one of the service staff to assist me, with a small convenience fee of course. Changed to my spare tyre and went off to work. Surprisingly that only delayed me for fifteen minutes. Didn't OT that day and rushed home to see if there were any tyre shops still open and I found one large establishment in Taman Equine. What the guy dislodged from the tyre really surprised me... a metal rod nearly 3" long! And it left a gaping hole in the tyre. Don't know how something with a flat end could go straight in! (not that it had a mushroom head) He tried patching it the usual way, but it was obvious that it wouldn't work. Like an ass that was ravaged by a monster cock! (please take care of your bottoms tyres) The verdict was-- I needed a new tyre. Thought I needed to change both, but since it was the back wheel, the guy said it wasn't really necessary. So I got a new Silverstone for just MYR120. Was expecting to pay more. Cars, cars, cars...

Sunday, February 10, 2013

CNY Already?

Nigiri by williamnyk
Nigiri, swiped from williamnyk on Flickr.

Note: Happy Snakey Year to all my friends and readers out there. As usual, this is something that happened a couple of weeks back, so don't be alarmed to hear talking about spring cleaning. Hehe. Rest assured that you will read about CNY day 1 some weeks later. :P. Gong Xi, Gong Xi!. May your snake find a comfy cave and may your cave find a slippery snake!

Stuff

Getting out of the air-conditioned church on Sunday, we found the weather to be exceptionally sweltering. And I had parked my car outside due to insufficient parking inside. Nearly melted. To escape the heat, we had lunch at Nihon-Kai. Always cheap and satisfying. Loved the nigiri sushi and salmon teriyaki. Did some grocery shopping too. Preparations for CNY. Drank a very cheap bubble tea in OUG, called Chatone. Can you imagine that a large and regular only cost me MYR6.90? Not bad at all.

Pearls

At home, I was in the mood for spring cleaning so I pulled out some rags and took out the ladder. Cleaned the ceiling fans and the window grills. Not much time left with CNY around the corner. Dinner was a pre-arranged affair at SK's place. Sky brought curry chicken, which was supposedly cooked by him, but of course his mother hogged the spatula most of the time. Gratitude also came bearing yummy yam cake with homemade chili sauce. The other dishes were prepared by SK. She had the unenviable task of cooking sweet and sour fish without ketchup. After dinner, mum was already dozing at the sofa. She still had not recovered from her trip back from China. So by 9:30pm, I left for home. More updates to come!

Dinner

Yam

Friday, February 08, 2013

Old Tune For Old Couple

Stairs to Relaxation by williamnyk
Stairs to Relaxation, swiped from williamnyk on Flickr.
First read about Nada Lama Jamu Spa and Bar in Twi's blog post. Was quite intrigued and was considering it for KH and I's sixth anniversary. Looked quite special and out of the way, a gem nestled inside Penchala. Did some research and what the heck, asked KH to make a booking. With Waze, we made our way there (after a light breakfast at Abiram's). Made some wrong turns, but the app guided us through some really weird village roads to the vicinity. Wasn't really sure which it was, but we saw a car turning up a hill (marked as Penchala Hills) near Subak, so we just took a gamble. True enough, we came to the right place. I immediately recognized the wooden house with stilts built leaning against the hill... and of course the cute little statue of sleeping elephant right at the stairs leading up to the lounge. Very serene. We were the first customers of the day. Even the cats were still half-asleep. The staff were still burning incense and sweeping the leaves from the walkways. With a drink of ginger jamu, we pored through the menu of services (no hanky panky la) and selected the intro massage. MYR90 for 90 minutes of Balinese massage.

Incense

Lunch

In Nada Lama, there is no mingling of the sexes. Suits me fine. My masseur turned out to be the guy who was sweeping leaves out front. A pleasant looking fellow from Medan. To begin, they started with a foot soak and a little scrub. One of their bronze basins were missing, so we had to queue to get it done. When I got into the room, KH already had a head start. I was given a sarong and the guy said that if I was comfortable, I could bukak semua. But being the prude I was, I left my Andrew Christians on. The massage was quite good. And while it went on, one could hear the birds chirping and the cockerels crowing! Loved the strokes that were employed and there was also some stretching like what you get in traditional Thai massage. Learned a thing or two. And when he did my abdomen, it was kinda sensual and I definitely wanna practise that on KH in the future. After the massage, we had lunch at their restaurant. Chose the ayam penyet, tempe gado-gado and liver detox juice. Yummy.

Ayam

Drove home after that. KH joined me in the shower and as ThompsonBoy likes to put it, we did some shower-skanking. Thoroughly enjoyed it. Hope my moans didn't scare the neighbours. Scratched off something from my wish list. Hehe. But I'd definitely like to revisit that item. Continued the session on my bed and after that napped for an hour. Later we watched a movie in the living room, clad in our skivvies. It was "Your Highness"-- light, absurd, crude with lots of sexual references. A great after-skank movie. And of course, we skanked some more on the sofa as I had not been 'settled' yet (blue balls! Grrr!). Near dinner time, we freshened up again and fetched SK to dinner. Ate a Korea Fusion in Bukit Jalil. Ordered some barbeque items and a seafood soup. Unfortunately, we the soup came, it had a horrible taste of seafood gone bad. Sent it back immediately. Food was average and one only had six varieties on banchan to choose from. Won't be going back.

Tempe

Sent KH home after that, and I slept for ninety minutes before waking up and driving to LCCT to pick up the tribe. Their plane from Guangzhou arrived at 1:10am and by the time they came out, it was nearly 2:00am. We reached home at 3:00am and I immediately jumped back into my bed. Was half-asleep until 4:00am... Only after that did I fall into deep slumber.... Crazy flight times...

Wednesday, February 06, 2013

Rice or Tater?

Ikageso Frito by williamnyk
Ikageso Frito, swiped from williamnyk on Flickr.
Due to the wonderful nature of Tater's work, he gets to travel all over the place. Sometimes, his schedule is so tight that he lives out of a suitacase for weeks travelling between Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong and Japan. Every time he pops up in Kuala Lumpur, he would try to arrange a meet-up, but it's not an easy task with his short stops and other logistic problems. But this time round, KH and I were lucky enough to catch him in KL, just a couple of days after his birthday. Belated, but at least still quite fresh. LOL. We met after work on a rainy Tuesday night. Tater's meeting had run longer than expected and he was caught in the downpour without an umbrella. According to him, he was drenched when he boarded the monorail. With the monorail's strong air-conditioning, I bet his nipples were so hard they could cut glass. XD. KH and I arrived at Ozeki Italian Cuisine first. Never noticed it's presence, but rightly so as it was nestled at the side of the building. Had plenty of time to go through the menu. Since it was before 8:00pm, we took advantage of the happy hour promotion and ordered a bottle of white wine (Tater preferred white) at 20% off. When Tater arrived at Wisma Cosway, he gave me a call. Went out to get him. Bet he was bewildered on my choice of venue (Wisma Cosway is so shoddy and rundown), but the restaurant is a little hidden gem.

Madai Bacon Saute

After he settled down, we toasted him with the wine. Nice and light (as the waitress assured KH), but it did leave me a little tipsy that evening. The first thing that arrived was dainty chicken liver pates on slices of bread. Came free cause we ordered the wine of the month. Our appetiser proper was the ikageso frito-- deep-fried squid tentacles in squid ink flavoured flour. Really nothing much to look at, but really a nice bite. The batter was so crispy and light and the squid was not overdone. Yummy. For mains, I got the Madai Bacon Saute, which translates to red snapper with yuzu sauce. I didn't see the bacon though, so not sure if I ate the right thing! KH ordered the jamon iberico. Looked like a plate of mini keropok lekor. Too salty for my liking and I'm Cantonese! Tater took the Lamb Tagliatele. Didn't steal from his plate, so I can't comment, but he says it was good (or he would say food tastes better in the company of cute guys XD). Portions weren't large, so we ordered another dish to share. Delicious clam broth with thinly-sliced pork belly and eringii. To wrap things up, we ordered the Dolce Misto-- a sampler of four desserts in one box. Value for money! We got creme brulee, raspberry sorbet, red bean and green tea cake.

Clams & Pork Belly

Would definitelt go back to order their wagyu steak. Seemed like a popular order with the other guests. Bid Tater goodbye went off to the monorail. KH was definitely a little frisky after the wine. Definitely need to ply him with more wine in the future. Hehehe.

P.S.: The small toilet cubicle was fully-mirrored on all sides letting you see how you pee from all sides. Kinky.

Monday, February 04, 2013

Lunch Celebrities: Banker Brian

Lunch by williamnyk
Lunch, swiped from williamnyk on Flickr.
I was having mixed rice at Wisma MCA when my eyes feasted on Banker Brian! Nearly choked on my old cucumber soup. Fair with rambut bergaya, and his sleeves seem to be strangling his biceps. Definitely an appetite booster! Working in the heart of KL really opens up a whole new avenue of cuties! Wish me luck guys!

Saturday, February 02, 2013

Joe and Jase

Bak Kut Teh by williamnyk
Bak Kut Teh, swiped from williamnyk on Flickr.
As per my usual practice, I would attend English mass when mum's not around. Although I understand the Mandarin mass and can recite some 80% of the liturgy, I still prefer to sing in English. And the English congregation is usually more interesting, with cuter guys and a richer crowd. More to see. Haha. What's the natural thing to do after worshipping God? Go sin! SK and I had a BKT breakfast at Yi Xin Ge. At about 11:00am, we picked KH up and went to Solaris Dutamas to eat lunch at Red Bean Bag. Luckily there was a table for us. The menu was quite stylized in a font that made it a bit difficult to read. Adoi. Shared baked eggs with bratwurst (hot and hearty meal), eggs atlantic (basically eggs ben with smoked salmon, I've had better) and a beef burger (the Foundry burger is better). The coffee was good though. The decor was quite typical. Just a variation of Journal by Plan B or any other cafe or brunch place for that matter. Did some grocery shopping at B.I.G. too. SK could stay there forever (imported food stuffs drive her into a frenzy) if not for the fact that we were watching a matinee show at KLPAC.

Eggs Atlantic

Burger

Baked

Latte

Grocery

Around 2:00pm we drove over to KLPAC and collected our tickets for "Philadelphia, Here I Come". A big chunk of the crowd comprised of Malay students from some maktab. Just saw one gay couple. I didn't quite like it. Dislike overly-expressive things. The character of Daniel Private was kinda like a cross between The Mask and Vicky Pollard. But he was the star of the show. Also starred Patrick Teoh and Faridah Merican. Invited Jase to join us, but he declined saying that anything directed by Joe Hasham was boring. LOL. I guess he is right to a certain extent. The director was actually in the audience and he was laughing away at parts that I would feel forced to laugh at. Mostly when Daniel Private went into one of his frenzies. Visited Jase's new place after that. He bought a condo nearby Jalan Duta. Quite a nice place. During the tour of his place, we even got to raid his cupboards for hus company's personal care prodyucts. Took us some time to decide on where to eat dinner. Finally went to Fukuharu. A bit difficult to order that night as they did not have any proper sets. And I think their sashimi moriawase had shrunk. New restaurants there now-- Mexican and French Mediterannean.

Cubism

For dessert, we tried Namoo on the Park-- Korean sweets! Something fresh for me. Manned by leggy (Korean?) waitresses in hot pants, I'm sure the breeders love the place. Interestingly, the menus came clamped in wooden clothes hangers. A bulky thing for just a one page menu. We ordered two varieties, one hot and one cold. The portion was large. Nothing to shout about regarding the cold dessert as it was just like ABC, but the hot one was a different matter. Quite interesting to have baked rice cakes drizzled with syrup and nuts. Loved the textures. The shop was located beside Publika's playground, and boy it was such a designer playground. Did some catching up with Jase and we sent him home after that. Practically spent the whole day at the Jalan Ipoh-Jalan Duta area!

Namoo on the Park