Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Kung Fu Panda

Last week, some of my friends had forwarded me an e-mail with the same content. I think it is unusual to have people that are stranger to each other having sent you the same e-mail. It was a series of photographs depicting a cute giant Panda. The giant Panda looks so adorable that would melt your heart literally.

Looks like the Panda fever is still burning and Kung Fu Panda is still very much in action.

I'm not going to put those photographs here but opt for something different instead. The above Pandas were made of LEGO bricks. I think they were awesome!

Monday, March 30, 2009

Old Friend Hong Kong Dim Sum Restaurant @ Bandar Puteri, Puchong

Went to Old Friend Hong Kong Dim Sum Restaurant last Saturday. It is located on the row of shophouses opposite Puteri Mart in Bandar Puteri, Puchong.

The restaurant is nicely renovated, with a lot of Chinese art decoration on the wall. Chinese oldies were being played from the radio. Very nostalgic.

Clockwise: Pai Guat, Wan Tan Shrimp Roll, Siew Mai and Har Gau.

Pai Guat : Unlike most of the Dim Sum restaurant which uses pork meat, this restaurant uses spare ribs, which seems more authentic to me. It was not spicy and taste very nice. A bit salty though.

Wan Tan Shrimp Roll : It looks very special because wan tan noodles were used to wrap around the shrimp to form a small bundles. However, it taste average.

Siew Mai : It was cruncy and sweet, but a bit dry.

Har Gau : The prawn was fresh, but a bit dry as well.

Woo Kok : It was juicy and taste very nice.

Loh Mai Gai : It was just average, nothing to shout about.

The Dim Sum costs me around RM21.00 (excluding drinks), a bit on the pricy side.

Bread and Crumbs...

Later, i went to Les Toasts Bakery in Puchong Jaya. They sold a variety of unique bread such as Yeast Free Bread, Bamboo Charcoal Bread, Takana Marble Bread, Squid Ink Baguette and Japanese Chiffon Cake. I bought Bamboo Charcoal Bread and Polo Fruit Bun. Paid RM7.10. Quite expensive for 2 bread.

Bamboo Charcoal Bread @ RM5.00 per loaf.

Polo Fruit Bun @ RM2.10.

The Bamboo Charcoal Bread taste quite nice, not as bad as i thought, although the look is not that appealing. The Polo Fruit Bun is very, very nice. Soft and sweet!

Old Friend Hong Kong Dim Sum Restaurant
Add: No. 65-G, Jalan Puteri 5/7, Bandar Puteri, 47100 Puchong, Selangor.
Tel: 012-389 7901
Opening Hours: 7.30am - 4.30pm (Closed on Wednesday in a

Les Toasts Bakery
Add: 05-01, Jalan Kenari 18B, Bandar Puchong Jaya, 47100 Puchong, Selangor.
Tel: 016-699 6939

[Disclaimer: The opinion expressed here are based on personal view and preference and may vary from others.]

Friday, March 27, 2009

I'm Part of Earth Hour

Dozens of global cities will participate in Earth Hour to turn off their light and non-essential electrical appliances for one hour from 8.30pm to 9.30pm (local time) tomorrow.

Earth Hour is set to be the largest environmental event in history to encourage businesses, communities and individuals to take the simple steps needed to cut their emissions on an ongoing basis.

WWF in their recent press release stated that "Earth Hour is a global event created to symbolise that each one of us, working together, can make a positive impact on climate change."

I can't help but in total agreement with the abovementioned statement. The Earth Hour cannot solve all the ills of the Environment, but let it be our resolve to heal the Environment.

As for me, i shall turn off all the lights and some non-essential electrical appliances for a whole hour from 8.30pm onwards tomorrow, sit back and enjoy the brief darkness at the comfort of my home.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Save Energy, It Costs

A creative advertisement from Eskom, a South African state-owned electricity public utility.

It is an advertising campaign by Eskom to save energy.

A good way to raise awareness in using electricity wisely and reduce Carbon emissions.

Monday, March 23, 2009

Sell Soup + Eliminate Hunger = Creative Advertisement

Canadian advertisement agency Leo Burnett came up with this creative idea of Campbell’s Soup setting to sell soup and eliminate hunger at the same time.

In a grocery store 4,820 cans of Campbell’s Soup were used to build an installation piece that spelled HUNGER. Signage beside the piece encouraged shoppers to buy one and donate it to their local food bank. As shoppers bought cans from the display the word HUNGER slowly disappeared. This allowed people to see how their individual effort could help bring an end to the problem of hunger.

A good marketing strategy of Campbell’s Soup to push some sales while raising social awareness.

Kedai Makanan dan Minuman USJ 2 @ USJ 2 Subang Jaya

Went to Kedai Makanan dan Minuman USJ 2 last Saturday. It is located next to Shell Petrol Station of USJ 2 and opposite The Summit Subang USJ, Subang Jaya.

One of the stall, Fushou Lou Nyonya Curry Mee, is the main attraction of this restaurant. It is said to be one of the best curry noodles in town. The hawker named his nyonya style curry noodles after himself, Fushou Lou, which can be literally translated as "Moustache Man". Just like how the hawker looks like. Business is good, service is fast, noodles are selling fast.

My friend ordered nyonya curry mee with Siew Yuk @ RM5.00. The curry is light in color and is served with Tau Pok (bean curd puffs), long beans and topping of your choice. I was told that the curry noodle was very nice, light and tasty, with the perfect blend of sourness and spiciness.

Since i don't eat spicy food, i have to settle for something-less-than-popular. I decided to eat wan tan mee. I place an order at one of the stall, Fei Zai Wan Tan Mee. Fei Zai can be literally translated as "Fat Guy". Just like how the hawker looks like... from the picture below... he is HUGE!

I ordered Wat Gai Wan Tan Mee @ RM4.50. It is served with vegetables, steamed chicken and 3 mini-sized wontons in a small bowl of soup. The wan tan mee was too oily but the steamed chicken were very soft and smooth. The price is reasonable considering the portion given.

Pastries and Crumbs...

Later, i bought 2 nyonya curry puffs from Taiping Lim. The stall claimed that they are selling authentic "nyonya curry puff". In fact, i don't even know how nyonya curry puff are supposed to look like.

The nyonya curry puff @ RM1.50. It just taste normal to me, nothing special. But i still enjoyed it very much!

Fushou Lou Nyonya Curry Mee
Add: No. 19, Jalan USJ 2/2C, 47620 UEP Subang Jaya, Selangor.

Tel: 017-290 5797
Opening Hours: 7am - noon.

[Disclaimer: The opinion expressed here are based on personal view and preference and may vary from others.]

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Smiley Face on Mars

This is a picture of a crater resembling a “Happy Face”.
The crater is about 3 kilometers across.

P/S: If Mars can be happy, so can You!

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Kedai Minuman dan Makanan Teluk Pulai @ Klang

I had Bak Kut Teh for lunch yesterday. Went to Kedai Minuman dan Makanan Teluk Pulai in Klang. It is said to be one of the shops that serves authentic Klang Bak Kut Teh and one of the best in town. It is a corner shop located at Taman Intan, which is opposite Jusco Bukit Raja.

Bak Kut Teh can be literally translated as "Meat Bone Tea". The dish is said to have originated from Port Klang where coolies working at the port in the 19th century ate Bak Kut Teh as a health tonic to gain energy.

Typically a breakfast dish, where pork is cooked with mixture of herbs and is usually served with white rice and Yau Char Guai (fried dough stick).

My friend and i ordered streaky pork, but no intestines. (I never eat intestines!) I tried to order Yau Char Guai, only to be told that they were sold out! It's a pity because Yau Char Guai goes very well with the porky broth. (Sad...)

Bak Kut Teh @ RM18.00 (2 pax)

Another picture of the same dish,
after soaking all the lettuce into the soup.

The soup was dark-coloured with tasty herbal concoction. It was thick but much smoother, as compared to most of the Bak Kut Teh restaurant one may find from other area. I honestly think they deserved the reputation of being one of the best in town!

However, the serving of Bak Kut Teh is quite small for 2 pax, a bit on the pricy side.

A side-dish for your eyes only...

The water is kept hot in a kettle, by using a mini gas stove attached to a gas tanker, in the middle of the restaurant. Two tables would be sharing a kettle at one time. A sight that is quite common for a Bah Kut Teh restaurant in Klang.

However, i saw a man sitting very near to a gas tanker, with fire burning from the mini gas stove. This is such a dangerous stunt! That man is putting himself at risk. Wouldn't he fear that he will get burnt?!

Add: No. 32, Jalan Batai Laut 5, Kawasan 16, Taman Intan, 41300 Klang, Selangor.
Tel: 03-3344 5196

[Disclaimer: The opinion expressed here are based on personal view and preference and may vary from others.]

Friday, March 13, 2009

25 Tips For A Healthy Heart

(Click on the picture to enlarge)

My friend forwarded this to me the other day, which makes me ponder upon the importance of good health.

Someone once told me: "Before thirty, men seek disease; after thirty, disease seeks men." Now that i'm in my early 30s, i couldn't agree more! Looks like i have to start taking care of my body now.

"To insure good health: Eat lightly, breathe deeply, live moderately, cultivate cheerfulness, and maintain an interest in life." ~ William Londen

Wednesday, March 11, 2009



但是老虎緊追不捨, 他一直跑一直跑一直跑,

他縱身跳入懸崖, 非常幸運的卡在一棵樹上,
那是長在斷崖邊的梅樹, 樹上結滿了梅子。
獅子的聲音使他心顫, 但轉念一想:

當他一放下心, 又聽見了一陣聲音,

情緒平復下來後, 他感到肚子有點餓,
看到梅子長得正好, 就採了一些吃起來。
找到一個三角形樹丫休息, 他想著:

他順著樹枝, 小心翼翼的攀上懸崖,

原來就在他睡著的時候, 飢餓的老虎按捺不住,
終於大吼一聲, 跳下懸崖。

苦難.就像飢餓的老虎, 一直追趕著我們,
死亡,就像一頭兇猛的獅子, 一直在懸崖的盡頭等待,
總有一天我們會落入獅子的口中 。



Monday, March 9, 2009

Proud To Be Hakka ngin

I always believe that there are a lot of talented Malaysian out there yet to be discovered.

A big round of applause to a creative and talented Sabahan for writing and composing these funny and interesting Hakka Songs.

hoi ben kon fui gi

ha ah bi liu fo si

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Happy Woman's Day

" Whatever you give a woman, she's going to multiply.
If you give her sperm, she'll give you a baby.
If you give her a house, she'll give you a home.
If you give her groceries, she'll give you a meal.
If you give her a smile, she'll give you her heart.
She multiplies and enlarges what is given to her.
Love and appreciate all the women in your life. "

Happy Woman's Day!

Hossana Restaurant @ SS13 Subang Jaya

Date: 7-3-2009
Time: 10.00 am

Went to Hossana Restaurant for breakfast (Yes, it's "Hossana", not "Hosanna", as some people tend to mistakenly referred to). It is located at SS13, next to Kompleks Kemudahan Kemasyarakatan (3K), Subang Jaya.

My friend and i decided to eat wan tan mee. So we place our order at the Wan Tan Mee stall.

My friend ordered Wan Tan Mee (wet version) @ RM3.50. The taste was only average.

I ordered Hakka Mee @ RM3.50. It was nice. The Hakka Mee was fragrant and slippery, with lots of lard, which makes it quite oily.

However, i do think that the Hakka Mee at New Apollos Restaurant taste nicer. It was a stall inside the restaurant which is located at USJ 4, Subang Jaya.

The Hakka Tai Poh Mee @ RM4.30. It was fragrant as well, with vegetables, minced pork, and sliced Char Siew. The noddle taste very nice and tender.

These are the best place to go for tasty cheap hawker fare.

[Disclaimer: The opinion expressed here are based on personal view and preference and may vary from others.]

Holy Cat!

Date: 7-3-2009
Time: 1.00 pm

When i returned home after breakfast, i saw something hanging between the wooden door and the iron entrance door. What the hell is that?

Upon closer inspection, i suspect it is a cat...

Upon closest inspection, it's confirmed that the unidentified object is a cat! How the hell is the cat be able to do that? Climb up slowly?

Bad pussy cat! Don't do this next time! Thought it was a death threat...;p

Kluang Station @ IKANO Power Centre, Mutiara Damansara

Date: 7-3-2009
Time: 4.30 pm

Went to have a drink with my friend at Kluang Station at IKANO Power Centre, Mutiara Damansara. The outlet uses train station platform as their interior design. The decoration is classic kopitiam with wooden tables and chairs and contemporary wall papers.

Kluang Station claimed to have hand-roasted coffee which is 100% local and home-made kaya. I don’t know how similar is it compared to the real Kluang Coffee. However, i would certainly want to visit Kluang one day and try the real Kluang Coffee.

Both of us ordered Iced Kluang Coffee, Toast Bread and Toast Bun.

Iced Kluang Coffee @ RM2.80

Toast Bun @ RM2.40
Toast Bread @ RM2.30

I just loved Kluang Coffee! I like it because their coffee has a very strong "coffee-y" taste. However, their Toast Bun and Toast Bread were only average. There has to be substantial slice of butter in the Toast Slices. That is what makes it taste so good. Obviously, they are trying to cut down on the butter.

Still, it's a good place to hang out with friends over the weekends.

Add: F07, IKANO Power Centre, Mutiara Damansara, Petaling Jaya, Selangor.
Tel : 03-7710 8039

[Disclaimer: The opinion expressed here are based on personal view and preference and may vary from others.]

Watchmen @ Cathay Cineplex Cineleisure Damansara

Date: 7-3-2009
Time: 6.00 pm

It's been quite awhile since i last went out for movie. Went to watch Watchmen at Cathay Cineplex Cineleisure Damansara, Mutiara Damansara. The concept of Cineleisure Damansara reminds me of Cathay Cineleisure in Orchard Road, Singapore whereby it is designed to appeal to the youth generation.

Watchmen is set in an alternate 1985 America in which costumed superheroes are part of the fabric of everyday society, and the Doomsday Clock -- which charts the USA's tension with the Soviet Union -- moves closer to midnight. Watchmen have successfully brings the sophisticated superhero into the age of moral relativism.

The Director, Zack Snyder has managed to pull off some beautiful fight scenes. The fight scenes and special effects are as good as they come. It's a film with good quality CG effects for the most part.

While the music was good, some of them were way out of place. Felt like the music in so many scenes does the exact opposite of what it is supposed to.

The art of violence is indeed graphically impressive. However, it's simply too dark for people to accept. This is definitely a movie intended for adults.

Friday, March 6, 2009

The Hamburger Bed

Mmmm... What a delicious sleep. I sure hope to have a bed like that!

The Hamburger Bed (which is actually a cheeseburger) is a round bed that looks like a hamburger.

I think hot dog couch with some pickle throw pillows would go nicely.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

World of Dim Sum Restaurant @ Sri Petaling

I had Dim Sum for breakfast again last Sunday. Went to World of Dim Sum Restaurant in Sri Petaling. The restaurant is located on the same row as Clan Restaurant.

I once read a food review of this restaurant in a Chinese newspaper quite some time ago. The comments given were very good. That is why i have been thinking of going there since then.

However, i am a bit disappointed. It turned out that the Dim Sum were not as good as they claimed it to be. Furthermore, the size and portion of the Dim Sum were quite small. The Dim Sum costs me around RM16.00.

Pai Guat, Siu Mai & Woo Kok

Pai Guat : Too spicy...
Siu Mai : Too salty...
Woo Kok : So-so only...

Har Kau

The Har Kau were "arranged" in such an unappealing way. Looks like they were being thrown into the steam basket. I used the word "thrown" as i was reminded of the way the Har Kau was served to us - by (gently) throwing the steam basket at our table.

The prawn were not fresh. Har Kau's main selling factor is fresh prawn and when that is not there, it is a deal killer.

Loh Mai Gai

The Loh Mai Gai is the highlight of the meal. It was so dry! I think it was half-cooked because part of the glutinous rice is still hard!

Well... this is what happened when one pick a "big" name for a restaurant. World of Dim Sum is indeed a pretty big claim. In conclusion, there is still a long way to go in order to become the real World of Dim Sum.

Add: No. 104-106, Jalan Radin Anum 1, Sri Petaling, 57000 Kuala Lumpur.
Tel: 03-9057 9891

[Disclaimer: The opinion expressed here are based on personal view and preference and may vary from others.]