Tuesday, February 27, 2007
@ Choon Hui's. Anthony Bourdain was here.
@ Chong Choon's. Serves the best laksa gravy in town.
Sabah Laksa. Tastes suprisingly similar to S'wak laksa. Kuching laksa still the most Power though.
Night Laksa @ 3rd mile Central Park; one of the few places in town to have a decent bowl of laksa in the middle of the night.
@ Eastmoore Cafe; just downstairs of the gym where i workout. Always makes a decent diet after sweating it out =p
010307- Back to the Red Bomb subject; while busy figuring out exactly how many friends/peers have delivered theirs or are well on the track, we still find ourselves in a hopeless situation best described by the cliché Got Kang Tao?
Attempting to express the thoughts that comes across my mind like every 17 seconds is turning out to be a lot harder than I expected ~ hitting the wall; experiencing writer’s block ~
Read: reaching the final stage … You get my drift?
Monday, February 26, 2007
Worse. A trip to the driveshaft specialist turned out to be a 185 bucks parting affair.
my car asking for big $$. damn.
Saturday, February 24, 2007
Friday, February 23, 2007
Features a suspenseful exploration into the darkest corners of the human experience - What makes a man take drug? And what is the perspective of the drug dealer? Some disturbing scenes & a haunting question: Loneliness leads to drugs; but is loneliness scarier? Or are drugs scarier?
~ definitely worth my 10 bucks.
Thursday, February 22, 2007
Missed out most of the day time action as i was working night shift for the 1st & 2nd day of CNY. Less visiting outings as this year, novelty of CNY marathon visitings wearing out year after year. After all it's the quality that matters, rather than the quantity. Hectic as it maybe, packed schedules/clashing schedules & etct.. it's always been great to be able meet up with some old-time acquaintances & friends, most of whom are only in town during this time of the year.
Was hardly in holiday mood during the 1st 2 days. Had to sleep thru the day only to roam as zombies in the fab during nightfall. Gate-crashed at Edwin's place at the strike of midnight during our supper break for a stomach filling affair. Eating in at company cafeteria when everyone else on full swing celebrating would have been too pathetic to even contemplate.
Dropped by Adrian & Faith's new place in the middle of the night for a break. For a moment, i thought i was stepping into an IKEA showroom. Photos are mostly of Home & Living type... perhaps after seeing so many of my friends settling down & getting a place of their own. I think i have caught the 'wind' too.
Simply cool. Hey, maybe we can have our own private bar here =p
& his prized collections
I'd like to have a love shack like this one...
& also a complete entertainment room to go along with
Going ga-ga-ga over tech gadgets
PS2, PSP - hardcore gamers wouldn't do without
A wireless keyboard (everything oso wireless!)
& a comfy mouse pad
Finally getting my holiday. Barely slept 4 hours after returning from work early morning. Had a big envoy of friends & colleagues dropping by for a visit (1st) during the afternoon, before embarking on a outing trip with Marvin, Lydia & Christina.
Christina's new place. Impressive; not too many neighbourhoods have a security booth at the entrance of every lorongs
43" plasma TV. I'd find every excuse not to leave the couch if i had one
Retired early for the night after visiting a couple more friends including Roy's place to wrap up this year's edition of MTV Cribs. - think beautiful homes.
Roy's charming poochie greeting us Gong Xi Fatt Chai
It was already high noon when i woke up. Went for an afternoon show at the cineplex; the much anticipated Ghost Rider... did not quite lived up to its hype i thought. Too much of a kiddy movie. Too much storyline crammed into an hour plus movie - character development much lacking. Only got to visit Colina late evening before retiring home for yet another much needed nap. Tire easily these days.
Finally seeing some clubbing action late night. Chilled out with Christina & friends at Amoebar in downtown Travillion.
Chicken chop, green tea & chivas. Suprisingly, a good blend
Last day of break. Had lunch with parents outside. Not too many eating outlets are open yet, & sadly most are still charging CNY prices (20% - 40% mark-up). Nabeh, big businesses also demand ang pow meh?
Getting caught in lunch hour traffic
Saturday, February 17, 2007
1. Ngo hiang - minced meat wrapped in rolls; think poh-piah dipped in belachan -yummy!
2. Hai som t'ng - sea cucumber soup; think shark's fin soup
4. Succulent fried prawns - tempura style
5. Suan na chai with prawns -think Lucky vege
6. Steamed Fukui fish - another auspicous dish
Friday, February 16, 2007
Yeah, i know a place or two where to have the best laksa in town, best kueh chap, best gu-bak mee, tomato mee & etc. Was still indecisive, driving into town. A familiar name popped up as i drove by a new row of eating joints in Petanak area. Bestberry Cafe - a name i remember coming across in sarawakian.net. A pretty fresh cafe with minimalist design & an ang-ang bo hai lang theme. The food came looking almost too nice to eat. Reasonably priced, but have yet to try any of the house special.
Marv & object of desire, @pple MacBook - i want one too!
Lelong - going cheap. Who wants to buy?
Saturday, February 10, 2007
VTEC Kicks - One of the first few footages i had successfully downloaded from YouTube.
Kinda miss the direct catback 2.2" setup on my ride when i first got it, could effortlessly do 150 clicks, maxing out on the 3rd gear. F*cking loud. Pity my neighbours though...
Now running on a more 'civilised' setup: stock headers+ 2.2"catback + mugen twinloop muffler (smooth & quiet when idle or under conservative driving)
Now i've grown up to be quite the opposite.
The good thing about working for MNCs is that you'd be getting a good chance to be sent for trainings & attend conferences overseas. This one's going to be my 2nd. Will be presenting yet another technical paper at the 6th ISTC in Shanghai come middle march. Scope will be on photolithography process delay control. Whatisdat? - sounds like & reads like chinese kanji characters to the category bananas... (to most not in this industry). At least i played some part in this one, not the paper writing though; still to raw & inexperienced to cough-out technically neat stuff like this . Need to brush up a little more on the finer details of the paper & the presentation itself. Now, got to get my a$$ to work at it..