Showing posts from October, 2017

Nu in Ninety

During my Brunei trip, I actually made a major decision on my health-- I started taking Nu Skin ageLOC TR90. The TR90 programme is Nu Skin's answer of over-hauling one's body and keeping one young through gene expression sience. KH took it a few months ago and I was very impressed by the results:
KH chucked his size 34 pants for size 30. I had to go shopping with him several times after I noticed that his clothes were fitting him badly, but hey that's a hubby's job.KH completely shed his pear-shaped physique. That actually means that I no longer can sleep on his tummy, but I'm totally fine with that.KH had become more energetic, able to stay out late with being cranky. I also find that he no longer gets hangry attacks. KH regained the 'sharp' face shape of his youth. It's like kissing the him from ten years ago.In terms of numbers on the Karada scan, KH's body age and visceral fat have both dropped dramatically.  Basically, the programme is supposed …

Fighting for a Fortnight

For the second time, I was part of a task force to dissect the problems being faced by my client. What's the difference with the first time you may ask? The whole exercise was spearheaded by someone with different expertise and covered a broader scale. And of course, the ulterior motive was also different. The funny thing was, the first task force wasn't even closed yet, and here we were, part of another. Troublemakers coming in to 'save' the day. Anyway, the original schedule was two weeks, but we finished it in half the time. I was supposed to stay on anyway, but my CEO suddenly didn't like the idea of me being there. In my mind, its probably for strategic and budgetary reasons. I applied to get my ticket changed pretty late on Friday afternoon, so the ticketing department basically just ignored me. But my amazing GM actually managed to get things done. Believe it or not, I received my ticket after midnight. They must hate him so much. Since it was so late, my f…

Papa's Boy

Once in a while, we would meet up with Gratitude and his mother over dinner. Arrangements were made by SK and we met at Papasan Canteen, Kuchai Lama. Thankfully, Gratitude was happy with the food and the prices. Mother Theresa also approved. Lucky for us, SK made a table reservation because the place was packed. The favourite of the night was the salmon mentai maki. Coincidentally, we also bumped into Vinz who was there with a group of friends. Turns out that Vinz knows the owners. Seeing that we know Vinz, the owners sent over free ice cream! Wow! The next time I go there, I definitely need to do some name dropping.

Crab Day, Crab Night

It always amazes me what SK decides to bring back from her trips. During a recent Bangkok trip, she actually bought a packet of kway teow. She stir-fried it with chicken fillet and kale, and brought it over for breakfast. Later in the morning, we headed out to Midvalley Megamall as SK needed to get her luggage repaired. In our haste, we arrived even before the shutters were raised. Once she got her luggage sent in, we did some shopping. Always great to move around before the crowds set in. Mum and SK even did a free oxygen therapy from Elizabeth Arden. Too bad they couldn't squeeze a sale out of us.

Lunch was at Define:food, a new restaurant opposite the now-defunct Tim Ho Wan. A word of warning, the place ain't very disabled friendly. Ascended a long flight of stairs with no bannister to access the air-conditioned area. Grabbed two things from the menu-- crab cakes and duck confit. The crab cakes were small, but bursting with crab meat. The pair of cakes were topped with a ma…

A Scrumptious Sixty

The 60th National Day celebrations kicked off a super long weekend in Malaysia. SK suggested that we have breakfast together at Restoran Kim Kee, Kota Kemuning. Been a while since I visited that place and business has never been better. From my observations, their wantan noodles is the bestseller. I gave that a try a made a conclusion that those people don't know what a good plate of wantan noodles taste like! Well, they got the texture right, but those noodles left a horrible rusty aftertaste in my mouth. Normally that's a sign of too much preservatives in the noodles or bad cooking. And the char siew was was rough and dry. Yikes, I'll stick with Daniel Wantan Mee at OUG.

SK want for their curry wantan noodles which was much better. The gravy was strong enough to mask the aftertaste. We also ordered cendol which looked fantastic. The cendol strands were long, and glistened a beautiful green. From the taste, it was obvious they used quality palm sugar. My only complaint…


Woke up very early on Sunday morning to send mother out for her Bentong day trip. The original plan was for me to do a morning run with KH after dropping mum off, but that was called off due to the rain. Changed the plans and headed to 6:45 AM instead. Right after mass, I picked KH up and we went to breakfast together. The place was near his home, a kopitiam by the name of Restoran Leong Wei. We shared a plate of curry CCF with YTF. Not exactly a good choice for my scratchy throat, but it was worth it.

Further treatment for my throat continued back at home. A very unconventional treatment involving a special delivery method, a suppository of sorts. LOL. If only all 'medical procedures' were so pleasurable. In the afternoon, we headed to Sunway Putra Mall for lunch. KH introduced me to Momo King, a Nepalese restaurant at the food court. Shared a bowl of soup momo (Nepalese meat dumplings in a dhal-like soup) and fried noodles.

Once we had filled our bellies, we walked over to…

Who's Your Appa?

The rain on Saturday morning was so heavy that I woke up before my alarm rang. Undeterred, mum and I headed to the wet market anyway. At least half of the stalls half of the stalls in the open air section weren't open for business. Some vendors set up their stalls, but kept all their merchandise wrapped up to prevent water damage. Although there was less of a crowd, it was still an umbrella war when getting around. My breakfast was Penang white curry noodles but I found it a little too sweet. On the other hand, mum got herself a plate of chicken feet salad and roasted pork.

In the afternoon, mum suggested that we go eat at Appa's Charitable Restaurant. The places serves an array of Indian food with a unique concept-- eat as much as you need, pay as much as you like. When you exit, just put money into the donation box. Years ago, Annalakshmi at Midvalley Megamall had a similar concept, but they collected money at the cashier where they would guilt trip you to pay more. When we…


When EspressoLab was still in Avenue K, I used to train my eyes behind the counter every time I walked by, going to and from the KLCC LRT station. Why? Because a leng zai barista (nama manjanya LZB) used to work there. With his height and broad shoulders, he looked so good girded with the work apron. Ever since it closed down, I lost my cuci mata opportunity in the early mornings and late evenings.

However, my disappointed is now at an end, because I found him again! And just down the road from where I work at Jalan Yap Kwan Seng. If you're curious about how he looks (no spy pics from me guys and girls!), go check him out at Black Ink No. 6. It's a perfectly quiet place for a poke bowl and a cup of coffee, while you check out LZB with his daily tasks. There's also a coffee called the Volcano, something that looks like a messy creampie. :P. I shall go back to try that.

Swift Singapore

Out of the blue, I was summoned to Singapore for a meeting with several of my colleagues. It was about some demo for my Brunei client. The partner's office was in Singapore, so we went down there. Arrived at KLIA2 bright and early. I didn't feel like McDonald's that day, so I went to ToastBox instead. I swung my teaspoon against the large soft-boiled egg and the whole thing just disintegrated in my hands. The table was a mess! Big eggs, VERY thin shell.

The flight was uneventful, which is of course desirable. The immigration counter was kinda swamped at Changi, and it was partly due to a whole bunch of Korean tourists who did not know how to fill in their arrival cards. Since the last time I came to Singapore for work, the office had moved to a different building. All glass and modern furniture, with a pantry that looks like something out of Google HQ. The meeting went well and by lunch time it was over. My CEO took us to lunch at .... wait for it .... wait for it .... La…

Pop Down to Petaling Street

From church, mum and I traveled to Kuala Lumpur on a Sunday afternoon to attend a talk on women and politics at Kuala Lumpur and Selangor Chinese Assembly Hall (KLSCAH). But before that, we met up KH for lunch at Ali, Muthu &Ah Hock at Jalan Balai Polis. It was my first time at that very touristy cafe. Following the trend, it's a retro cafe at a heritage shop lot. Their menu is full of typical Malaysian favourites like nasi lemak, roti kahwin and laksa lemak, all of which were pretty good. Their local coffee is also great. No wonder it's usually packed.

At 2:30 PM, we headed to KLSCAH to listen to the talk. Two of the speakers were female lawmakers from the opposition. Mum started yawning halfway through the thing (and KH could hardly understand 20% of what was being said), so we quickly left the hall and went coffee hunting instead.

KH recommended that we go to Leaf & Co., right opposite the old Yan Keng Benevolent Dramatic Association building. A great chance to rev…