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Third Wave from the West

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On Easter Sunday, mum and I attended mass, and left church with some free Easter eggs from church. Lunch was at ThirdWave, Nexus Bangsar South. Mum loved the food there. She thought that it was different and quite novel, although she's usually not a fan of Western fare. We had two mains-- the Retro Scotch Egg, and Golden Salmon Bell. Both were deep-fried, an oopsie on my side. The Scotch egg was kinda interesting as its egg wrapped in a shell of minced chicken and sitting on a bed of mashed cauliflower. Delicious! However, I wasn't crazy about the fritto misto of beetroot as the batter was way too sweet. The Salmon bell was another great dish. Deep-fried Salmon flakes on a bed of sour quinoa salad. We really enjoyed the combination. Wanted to let mum try ThirdWave's wonderful desserts too, but we were way too stuffed. Before going home, we scoured a small Doraemon merchandise sale on the ground floor. Old stuff from the 100 Doraemon Secret Gadgets exhibition in 2014.






Back to Brunei: Battle of the Bosses

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Brunei o Brunei. I have such fond memories of it. Never thought I would return there after my last trip in 2011. Anyway, the pot of shit over there had been brewing for years and years, and the shit finally hit the fan in 2017. The client complained about everything and did it directly to my chairman. He finally got sick of it and mobilized a team to take a look at the pot of shit. As luck would have it, my boss was appointed to spearhead the whole exercise, and I was roped into the team. Ack.









Long story short, we charged into the pot of shit, shook things up, rocked the boat, and came out of it with a lot of shitty details, that had to be documented. From then on, had to work my ass off completing the the damning report that shows how 'shitty' that pot of shit is. Had to engage all the internal teams for details but they weren't always forthcoming with information because they were either hiding something, or weren't part of the original implementation team in the fi…

Gamarjobat

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Gamarjobat (actually means "Hello" in Georgian) is an award-winning duo who specialize in sketches, miming, and physical comedy. They are instantly recognizable with their red and yellow mohawk. They don't talk at all. Just a whole lot of expressive body language, whistles, and natural sound effects. Never thought that I would ever watch their show. For some reason, the tickets were going at 50% off, so KH cinched some cheap tickets for the VIP row. The show was held at HGH Convention Center, Jalan Ipoh as part of LOL Fest 2017. Spotted quite a lot of ang moh in the crowd. Among them, there was also a fan who came dressed like Ketch!, the guy with the red mohawk.

It was a very high energy performance with both of them bouncing up and down the stage. The good thing is that their brand of comedy is universal, something that nearly everyone can laugh at. Even mum could appreciate it. Supposedly kid-friendly, but they do have some naughty bits in the act. By the end of the s…

Flurry, Fatty, Fried, and Fuwa Friday

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On a rainy Friday evening, I had a dinner date with KH at Isetan the Japan Store. Even before I reached Avenue K, I was half-drenched from the rain. Tried to shop for a T-shirt to change into, but I failed miserably. My first stop was at Uniqlo, but I left after seeing the super long queue at the checkout counters. Then I tried Isetan, but there was nothing cheap. In the end, I just walked into one of the changing rooms, stripped off my wet shirt, and zipped up my fleece jacket from Uniqlo. Nice and toasty! (and it makes it super easy for KH to access my nips). With that settled, I walked to Lot 10 via the underpass and sky bridge.



Based on a recommendation from HornyBF and Simonlover, we ate at Tonkatsu Anzu, on the 6th floor of Isetan the Japan Store. Be warned that they have no English signboard unlike the other restaurants. The waiter put us at the counter where we were served by a young trainee. We took some time to decide on what we wanted and the kid was not much help at all. …

His Horniness

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HornyBF is not an easy person to meet since he is not based in Malaysia. The last time I met him was in 2013. So, when SimonLover suggested dinner, I tried my best to turn up. HornyBF requested for Chinese food, so I let KH do the thinking. Originally, we were supposed to eat at Mun Kee, but somehow, we ended up at a different restaurant called Loi Fatt Fatt in Happy Garden. According to Foursquare, the lady boss is infamously grouchy. Our lucky stars were shining brightly that evening, so she was in a good mood. She recommended three dishes-- Nyonya Gravy Steamed Tilapia, signature pork ribs, and pumpkin tofu. I liked all the dishes except the tofu which I found had a gravy that was too thick, like some kinda blended pumpkin soup.





The power couple told us about their upcoming vacation plans to Okinawa, and HornyBF regaled us with his HK foodie tales. Also we got to hear about their adventures in New York! When the last of the Nyonya gravy was mopped up, we paid, and headed for coff…

Shop and Win

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Ventured to Atria Shopping Gallery after a few months of absence to find it bustling with people. For some reason people were lining up for some kind of registration at the center court. The queues were so long that they snaked along the row of shops. Needless to say, mum and I went to kepoh at the counter. One lady in line was nice enough to tell us that she was registering for a lucky draw. Months ago, these people had spent a minimum amount of MYR118 in the mall, entitling them to enter the "Spring Splendour! Spend and Win" contest. The grand prize was a Misubishi ASX. Since it had nothing to do with us, we just ducked into Kame Sushi for lunch. From our table, we could still see the queue beyond the noren. Ten thousand people praying very hard for the same prize.



Once we finished our lunch, we headed to center court to catch a magic show that included a costume quick change. I think the audience preferred the costume quick change over the magic tricks. The emcees were A…

Gotong-Royong

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As part of the Lenten season, mum and I joined a community service activity that was jointly-organized by my parish and Kampung Chempaka. We were part of a clean-up crew to do what MPPJ failed to do-- keep the public areas clean. It qualified as a corporal work of mercy, an act of penance and charity which concerns the material needs of others. In addition to that, it was part of an outreach program to get to know our neighbours. Each weekend mass, they are probably pissed at us for causing traffic jams. Haha.

The morning's activity started at the Balai Raya Kg Chempaka where we met the Kampung Chempaka headwoman and her aides. They had prepared for us a breakfast spread of nasi lemak, karipap, and loh mai kai! All that food, and we had not even broke a sweat yet. Truth be told, that eating session took way too long. By the time we mobilized, the morning sun was already blazing. We took the tools, and split up to two different sites.

Mum and I worked along a road that was litter…

Dinner Was On Siew Keong

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Right after work on a Monday evening, Simonlover, SK, and I had dinner at a 5-star hotel in Kuala Lumpur. Not something we usually do if not for huge discount privileges. Our dinner was quite varied with scallops, spaghetti vongole, beef lasagna, and a couple of sides. Among those items, the scallops were the best. The spaghetti vongole was was way too salty, but we didn't bother to complain. Halfway through our food, a baby cockroach decided to scurry up the pillar beside our table. Alarmed, we alerted the waiter who tried to kill it with a napkin, but failed miserably. The head waiter came over to offer apologies, and offered us free desserts. Sincere enough, so we let it slide. However, the little roach wasn't done with us. It made a comeback, but a fatal one. Once again, the head waiter apologized profusely. Although we didn't throw a hissy fit, he declared that our dinner was on the house, and of course we would have dessert as well. Bwahaha. Thank you Mr. Cockroach!









Food Finds with KH

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With KH staying over, I got a sneak peek of a future of  us living together. We would wake up at the same time, shower together, and get ready for work. I would have breakfast together with him, and then walk to my office. In the evening, we would have dinner together before heading back home. Then we would shower, and get into bed. Skank then sleep.  A simple routine, but a blissful one.

Here's a few food finds that KH and I made during the week-long routine:

1) Steamed fish and Clams in Superior Soup at 易生發海鮮飯檔. A random restaurant that we found on a rainy evening. In a part of town that we never usually venture to. Good food with gruff service.





2) Beef Pho, Chicken Pho, and Spring Rolls at Wonton and Pho, Happy Garden. A new addition to the row of restaurants and cafes there. Seems to be fertile ground for new establishments. I wasn't impressed with the pho (but the homemade chili sauce is good), but I have praise for the spring rolls. Fresh ingredients, great texture. The …

A Test of Will

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Only on rare occasions do I get to laze in bed on a Sunday with KH. No rush to get out of bed to attend mass since that was already taken care of the day before. Really savoured the chance to just kiss and snuggle with the person I love. Of course, that led to something more physical that drowned out the sound of chirping birds outside my window. The plan for the day was to spend time with Tater, the VIP from Bangkok who was in town to visit close friends. KH and I had wracking our heads, thinking of a suitable place for lunch. Multiple aspects were factored in, for example food preferences (Tater suggested Japanese), vegetarian options (for QueerRanter-D), positive reviews, location, and sun-ngan-ness. Not easy really, since we did the thinking during short breathers during sex. :P. Anyway, we parked at The Westin, then took the underpass from Fahrenheit 88 to Pavilion. Sanoook was located just at the border. In case you didn't know, Sanoook is a cross between a casual Japanese …