Sunday, December 30, 2012

2012 in a Nutshell

While 2012 may not mark the end of the world as we know it; it has been an extremely eventful year for me. There are many things I want to thank God for and here are some in no particular order.

I found new friends, and lost some old ones through the journey. But hey, if the old don't go, the new won't come right? And I'm loving the new ones so much more. I suppose if one has no enemies at all, one is not being honest with oneself. So thank you God for the friends who will support and encourage me and the enemies who will remind me that I have my own opinions and principles.

You taught me how to appreciate what we have above our heads, 
and to help those who needs it more than us.

You taught me to give happiness to others, and believe it or not,
sometimes its the total stranger who will appreciate your kind gesture like a saving grace.

Had great experience working for a magazine during my internship and of course
opened up countless opportunities for me in the future. 
This job made me realize what I love to do and what I'm good at doing.
Missing the people I worked with and the colourful tasks I was assigned to do.

Lastly, this is a year that my dad's family has become 100% Christian :D hallelujah~~~! Can you believe that the last one who accepted Christ is almost a century old? Jesus must have waited that long for him :) My entire family was so happy that night.

Dear God, please forgive me for the sins I've done and those who have sinned against me for they are ignorant of what they are doing. Please continue to guide me and lead me into a successful journey through 2013 and many many years ahead. Amen! ^^

"Apologize to the neighbour kids for calling them stupid"
"I'm sorry you're stupid."
-Sheldon Cooper-

See y'all next year! :D

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Big Bad Wolf Book Sale

I'm not always meme-fied, but when I am: Me Gusta!

Best times to come: when the public transports are closed.

Even at 1am this place was packed. Like vultures on carcass.

Not the entire haul. But yesh, I'm one happy gal.
Dragged a luggage bag for this.

Also free bookmarks for every RM50 spent :D
Those nails I did for Christmas. hehe!

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Jin Xuan Hong Kong Restaurant

I'm totally getting the after X'mas effect. So grouchy but still contented everything went well. Went for dim sum before the Christmas storm of horror! Also there is something wrong syncing my hand phone pictures to my laptop so wait for better posts soon!

There is this thing about naming Chinese restaurants, it's so bloody difficult to remember the names!
If you're planning to open one, please find something easy to remember like "Snappy Chopsticks" or
"Kung Fu Dim Sum", not jin xua- wha..? *blank*

Pork Chee Cheong Fun. 
It's odd that I can find shrimp in this when it says pork.
Not sure if this is a good or bad thing.
The rice layer is quite smooth but a little too thick for my liking.

Pork & shrimps in Wanton skin

Fried yam

Scallop Har Gao
(You'll never know when a blogger will pop by, 
so keep your food presentation clean! Teehee!)
Scallop portion too little, but the shrimp is super fresh.

Loh Mai Kai
(Glutinous rice with chicken, taiwanese sausages and shitake mushrooms)
This was pretty good, they are generous with the meat on this one.

Fried Salad Prawn Dumplings
I'll usually order this without thinking twice.
But a little on the hard and dry side.
Taste still there nonetheless.

Radish Cake with sweet sauce and chilli.

White Lotus Buns

Rich filling with salted egg yolk inside. This is one of my favourites here!

Verdict: Not my 1st choice of place to go to for Dim Sum but it's fully air conditioned, available during night time and location-wise, quite strategically placed.

Sunday, December 2, 2012

DAORAE Korean BBQ Restaurant

Probably the most authentic Korean Food in Malaysia

Which turned this place from this...

To this! in like 5 minutes?
Not bluffing! You can spot the same couple waiting 
for their food from the 1st pic xD

The cutlery

The preps

The clean slate

They cook the meat for you, so just watch and enjoy the sizzling music.

We weren't hungry that day, we only ordered Korean Ginseng Pork and
Marinated Chicken

But they gave us this, everything on the house.
I guess this automatically comes when you order meat. 

Korean Fried Rice

The Korean Ginseng Pork is a little bitter due to the marinade,
but I love the crisp :)

See what our clean slate has become? xD

This is how the Korean Tour guide taught me to eat Korean BBQ.
Messy but I can understand why, 
the spicyness of the kim chi is somewhat neutralized
from the cold crunchy lettuce :D

It came up to around RM80+ for 2 who intended to eat light but ended up feeling so so full.
They even asked if we want more kim chi and gave us free watermelons for dessert! :D

Sunday, November 18, 2012

The Teapot Cafe

Is Closed! D:

It's quite a shame that it's my first and last time here.

Look at the masses and even more queuing up outside.

The interior is so homey looking, such a shame.

It's difficult to find eateries paying as much attention to their deco as to their food nowadays. 
I can identify at least 1 item from every restaurant that it came from IKEA.
Not this one though.

Glorious tea~

We ordered rosehip :)

Spinach and feta quiche.
Better than the scones, in my opinion.

Carrot Orange Cake and Chocolate Cake :)

Scones with Devonshire cream and Jam

It's a waste you have to go...

Monday, November 12, 2012

SOFY 360 Scrapbook Awards

So I won the consolation prize for the scrapbook contest organized by Sofy in conjunction with their
new brand packaging and sanitary products.
Yesh! So happy!

The event was quite happening, with mini games at the side booth,
the brand ambassador Lisa (I remembered her from "What's up dog?", 
and she haven't aged a day!)

There was even a flash mob dragging us into the dance at the end!
The only time I felt like I had two left feet.
Did not know the steps and I was hanging onto my goodie bag and handbag haha!

My best friends who came to support me went home with a months or more supply of
sanitary pads of all sizes because they both won the lucky draw!

Nicole entering us in a slogan contest :) Hope we win again!

Dare to Dream^^

Thursday, November 1, 2012

One Dessert

Recommended to come here one day after Sunday service for lunch.
Located in SS2 Wai Seik Kai area, same row as UFO, Ochado and Wings.

First impression was: looks simple and clean, but why aren't there many people here.
Could it be the food? We were only one out of two tables seated.
But if my friend recommends this place, it must be worth something.

Even simple tea is served in a fancy glass :)
Almost mistaken it for beer haha!
I do appreciate eateries who pays attention to crockery^^
Detail is key! 

Durian pancake (green) & Mango pancake (yellow)

They were so so so so so so so good!
The pancake skin is paper thin and can be cut easily,
 full of rich cream and the tasty fruit
embedded right at the bottom of every bite.

Radish cake.
Pan fried, outside crisp, inside soft and juicy.
The chef really knows what he's doing.

Pork Chee Cheong Fun
(Pork wrapped in rice paste skin)

Har Gao Dim Sum
(Steamed prawn in rice skin)
Forgive the dim sum pics, my friend's husband pigged at it
before I got the chance to snap haha! Evident of how good it is? ;D
They are served in 3's per basket.

Siew Mai
(Steamed pork in wanton skin and topped with crumbs of a salted egg yolk)

Mango with dried coconut shavings

All the fruits are handpicked by the boss.
That explains the pancake, and what I'll be showing last. My favourite.

Tofu-fa with banana slices
(Soy bean curd)
I didn't eat this, but I'm sure it is equally impeccable.

Finally *shines holy light*, enlarge pic for added effect.
Mango pudding~
Mango fruit wrapped in ultra soft skin 
(I think there is coconut milk and egg whites in there?)
and topped with glossy, rich and creamy mango sauce.

My life is now complete. Will be more complete if I can eat this again.

Conclusion: Maybe because it was less hectic during the day compared to nights, the boss was kind enough to explain about his food, how it was cooked etc. Very friendly, casual and humble. I received excellent service. (Maybe because the boss was snapping his fingers at the employees to work more efficiently since there was hardly any customers haha!)

The food, especially the dessert is really out of this world. I'll go for this Mango pudding than for a slice of expensive chocolate cake any day.

Moreover, the chef doesn't use any MSG in his cooking. Just amazing.

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