Showing posts from April, 2017

V Day 2017: Take Two

KH took me a little too seriously when I complained about La Risata being a little too noisy for our Valentine's Day dinner. My silly hubby actually arranged a second dinner on Friday night at Changkat Bukit Bintang. Originally, I wanted to take GoKL Hotel Istana, but the bus left before I could board it, and the roads were bloody jammed. Ugh. I walked. But for some reason, I took the bus route instead. By the time I arrived at Hotel Istana, my back was wet with sweat. Waited a while for KH to arrive and we went hunting for the French Feast. We went through the gauntlet of bars with over-zealous beer promoters on Changkat Bukit Bintang, but the French restaurant wasn't there. Referred to Google Maps again only to realize that its actually on Tengkat Tong Shin. Think I had walked for an hour to finally reach the destination.

The French Feast is actually a reincarnation of La Vie en Rose, a French restaurant where we celebrated our 7th anniversary in 2014. At the door, we were …

V Day 2017: Take One

Valentine's Day is not something that KH and I celebrate religiously. No need for romantic dinners, heart-shaped balloons, chocolates, gifts, and 'illicit sex' as the Muftis put it (though I welcome 'illicit sex' on any day).  This year, we had the opportunity to celebrate it a tad earlier, on the Sunday of the 12th. KH made reservations for La Risata in Damansara Heights, at the area where Victoria Steakhouse is located. According to an online review, La Risata is one of KL's oldest Italian restaurant. The interior of La Risata is quite homey with bare bricks and wooden furniture. At 6:30 PM, only two tables were occupied, but that didn't mean it was quiet. Strangely, this Italian restaurant prefers a rock playlist and I could hear the cacophony from the kitchen. At the front, the head waiter was briefing the staff about the preparations for upcoming V Day diners. Yes, she was that loud. Not a place for romantic dinners.

The chef's recommendations we…

Chung Kwo Again

Nearly every year, I will be at SJK(C) Chung Kwo for a CNY charity event organized by a Chinese-speaking Christian organization. Invitations were sent out charities dealing with the disabled, single mother's, and the marginalized. Basically, it was a big lunch event with performances, goodie bags, lou sang, and red packets.

Later that night, I had dinner at MaisonSK. In a freak coincidence, the exact same thing happened in 2014, where I had alcohol and cheese after a visit to Chung Kwo during the day. Life is getting repetitive. Haha.

Last Look

Barely a week after the long CNY holidays, Thaipusam came up and I had another day off. While Hindus thronged Batu Caves, I slept in. After I had enough of lazing in bed, I got up and went to breakfast at Taman Naga Emas. The crystal pan mee there was still good after all these years.

Traveled to Sri Petaling next to visit mum's friend. It was quite difficult to catch her because she was hardly at home, choosing to travel the world every other month. Dompet tak kan kering. LOL.

In the afternoon, I went out to Faber Towers to meet up with SimonLover, Khatijah, ForIHaveSinned, and the ever elusive Froggy (Rana serembania). They were having lunch at LDG, and even KH was there. They didn't linger at Taman Desa after lunch, and KH was rushing to his CEO's open house. With nothing much to do, I just did a little grocery shopping at De' Market before going home.

Dinner was at home, a simple meal of steamed fish, Chinese sausages, and vegetable soup with prawns. For me, CNY w…

Event to Event

The 9th day of CNY was packed day for me. Started off with Sunday mass, followed by a lunch gathering at my ex-director's home. This year, his wife made nasi lemak with mutton curry. Interestingly, the coconut milk in the recipe was replaced with organic coconut oil. Tasted the same to me. Amazing. As usual, there was plenty of whisky to go around, but my throat was a little scratchy, so I just stuck to beer and cider. Didn't stay long at the party.

As I drove out of Taman Esplanad, I called KH on a whim. Luckily for me, he was free to meet up, so I swung over to his place. We went to yumcha at Take Eat Easy Modern Bakery and Cafe, Pearl Shopping Gallery. The place has a cool interior with lots of wooden ribs, and comfortable armchairs. Each table lining the side has its own lamp and power sockets, expecting customers to 'camp in'. One can get a cup of coffee there and share a thick toast with ice cream without breaking the bank.

That wasn't the end of my day. Ano…

Peng, Pokka, and Porcupine

Recently heard that one of my Form 6 classmates had moved back to KL from Singapore. She had been working there for a decade. It had been years since I met her, so together with Peng (another Form Six classmate) we planned a CNY get together. We met up at Peng's condo in Bukit Jalil. The security was more stringent than usual. Visitors register at the gate AND at the lift lobby. But that does not gain you access. The host must personally bring the guests up. Leceh. Anyway, the gathering didn't materialize as planned. The friend that we were supposed to meet had to cancel because her mother-in-law was suddenly warded for pneumonia. Whatever the case, we got to catch up with Peng. Basically had our lunch there munching on the biscuits and snacks.

In the evening, had a movie and dinner date with The Tribe. Customary to watch a crappy CNY production. This year we chose "The Fortune Handbook", a horrible export from Singapore starring Mark Lee and Christopher Lee. It onl…

Trail Celebrities: Under Armour Ulysses

Here's something to alleviate the dry season on my blog, a little surprise from KH while he was at the Hulu Langat Trail Run recently. Under Armour Ulysses here was really easy to spot in his bright green full body compression wear. And from the posterior shots, he definitely fills out those tights pretty well. My only complaint is the pantie line. And sorry, I really don't have the face shots.

Anno Ayam V: Gong Xi Gardens

The end of the long CNY weekend was Federal Territories Day. Celebrated the occasion by going shopping at the Gardens Mall. Once again, the mall's decoration wow-ed us. The whole length of the mall was dotted with classy displays of oriental design. Different areas had a different dominant colour which made it necessary to take photos at all the spots! SK bought a backpack at Robinsons so we conveniently put our shopping items in there. The durability of the backpack was truly amazing because it didn't even survive the short journey from the Gardens Mall to Midvalley Megamall. One strap just came off. How cool is that? Promptly got a replacement from the department store.

We lunched at An Viet, a new addition to the Gardens Mall. When ordering noodles there, one can choose a bigger portion at no extra cost. I preferred the Pho Ga over the Pho Bo. The Bun Cha was also good with fragrant grilled mini pork patties.

In the evening, Khatijah called for a BFF lou sang dinner. But n…