Friday, August 28, 2009

Remembering Yasmin Ahmad...

By now I believe most of you Malaysians have seen those short films on 15 Malaysia, are probably waiting cautiously to see those that are only coming on-line later.
I have to admit I'm not such a patriotic Malaysian. But as a film lover, I enjoy watching these short films a lot, especially when they are so 'real'! The courage to tackle those sensitive issue should be something local directors dare themselves to try. You know what, that just makes me think of the late Yasmin Ahmad.
I'm just an ordinary fan of her and her films. But when I saw her turning back to look at 'Rama' in House, I seriously felt my tears almost coming out... That's Yasmin Ahmad! And her true and cool personality!
I know I'm already missing her. In fact, I'm going to miss her all my life.
Without her, what is local film industry?

Thursday, August 27, 2009


原本去唱片行是要买方大同的新专辑的,结果那边的sales girl就拿了陶喆的六九乐章问我要不要!嘿,我的额头上面大概写着“我是陶喆的超级粉丝”吧?哈哈哈哈~!不然她怎么知道我爱陶喆?
Anywayz,等了那么多年终于等到了!!!陶喆我爱你啦~啦~啦~!专辑弄得好特别、好好看!陶大师更是帅毙啦~!不管好不好听,我就是很high!哦,刚听过关于陶喆歌词超屌、超酷的!不愧是DAVID TAO!!!
大家,陶喆David Tao的专辑已经发到大马了啦,快去买!快去~!:)

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Chola is bloody GOOD la~!

Chola is an Indian restaurant located just few steps away from my house. We've always ignored it until lately we decided to give it a try and we just fell completely in love with the restaurant. Mind you, this is not a Mamak stall, it's REAL Indian food with a mixture of stuff you can get at the mamak stall lar.
So one day Ducum, I Rene and I decided to go and took some pictures just to tell you guys how good the food there are...Chola at a glance... Very nice and clean!
First thing I must recommend is their tea! Whether teh tarik, teh ais or teh-o and teh-o ais, they are all REALLY GOOD!!! It's just really different compared to the ones you usually have at the Mamak stall. I suspect they use the real Chai from India, but I'm not sure!
We always have the very satisfied look on our face after having a sip of the tea at Chola~!
I think the Capati also tastes really different and nice, while Ducum's all-time favourite is their Mushroom Fried Rice. The Roti Canai is also extra thin and very very yummy~! They always have a variety of stuff for you to eat with your Banana Leaves Rice or normal rice. I always love their vege dishes and their mutton! If you are lucky, you might get seafood like curry shrimps or sotong on some particular days! Now, that's not something you can always get from a Mamak stall, isn't it?We got long beans to eat with our main dish!
And the Curry Mutton are always superb!
Ducum's favourite Mushroom Fried Rice~!
Banana Leaves Rice is RM5.00 and there is unlimited refill of rice and the veges!
Capati is one of my favourite food lately, hehehe... Not so fattening mah~! :p
Aloo Gobi Masala is the one dish we specially ordered that day. Well, we can't really take the thick curry powder but maybe that's just how the Indians like it!
If you are craving for some Indian food, not the ordinary stuff you get at the Mamak stall, Chola here at PJS 11 is surely the right place to go. You get all very weird looking names on the menu from their food till their drinks! And... And... They have Lassi! Very nice Lassi!!! The restaurant itself is air-conditioned, very comfortable to dine in, and very clean too! Price wise, of course a bit more expensive compared to Mamak stall, but then still considered reasonable lar, especially when you come to think of it, you only pay extra few cents, and you get better food and better dining environment! So why not?
Oh by the way, if you wanna drop by to try Chola, do give me a call! I might just be around the corner hey~!

Bonus pictures:
Ducum took these pictures of me with my 'striking' pose that day when we were walking out to Chola. Somehow with that pair of shoes I just love to pose like a ballerina... This time even with my polka dots umbrella! :pNo... I don't know nothing about ballet...
Nice butt Shirlexia, nice butt~! :p

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Around 3 countries in 5 days Final Part

Day 5 - Hong Kong==>Macau==>KL
So, we are finally in our final part of my trip to 3 different countries!
On day 5, Karen and I woke up earlier because we know we wanted to go for breakfast and have a last minute shopping around Mong Kok before checking out the hostel at 12pm. We had breakfast at a Char Can Teng in Mong Kok I didn't bother to write down the name lar.It seems like Aunty Karen love ham and egg a lot! :p
My 出前一丁with ham and satay beef! Yummy but without vege...:(
Haha, by now, I think I've drank milk tea almost everyday in Hong Kong~! I supposed Char Can Teng food are pretty cute and cool to try. I mean where else can you find pasta in soup? But like I've said earlier, I really prefer them to come with some vegetables... I really cannot use to having a meal without any vege.
Unfortunately most shops were still closed even after we had our breakfast. Luckily we found Cotton On! Yea, this one even bigger than the one at Tsim Sha Tsui! So yea, there you go, HKD700 plus spent but I'm all happy about it.
Gosh we shopped so much! And when we got back to the hostel, we were like rushing against time to take shower and packed everything. Even after we checked-out, we left our luggages in the hostel and went to Giordano to get some t-shirts! :pA night before we left, our little room was full of stuff we bought!
Of course, that means we are already late according to our schedule. Luckily the ferry to Macau was faster this time, probably because there weren't any rain. In order to not miss our pork chop bun(猪扒包), we quickly hopped onto a taxi and went to the airport to leave our heavy luggages there and sped off to Taipa!
Ohyea, our Macau schedule was fully planned by Yve Vonn, who was there few months back. So thanks yea! :) But we skipped the lunch at one of the Portugese restaurants lar, since we were already late for the pork chop bun. So we arrived at Dai Lei Noi Gei大利内记,the very famous place selling the very famous pork chop bun! If I'm not mistaken, this place is crowded every single day...
They only start selling the pork chop bun every afternoon at 3pm. We arrived at around 3.30pm or so and yes, we got ourselves two pork chop buns! Yay~! But mind you, when we were eating our buns, which was around 4pm, they were all sold out! 劲咧?OMG the texture of the bun is so special and delicious! And the pork chop is just nicely cooked!!!
Cuttlefish with curry, very different compared to those we have in Malaysia.
Yay~ The PORK CHOP BUN is 超级无敌好吃啊~!
Honestly, I was already very very tired by the time we were in Macau. I have like few bubbles on my feet, and they doesn't feel like they are mine! But I guess Aunty Karen was pretty excited to get her almond biscuits at Koi Kei钜记,so we walked around and got the biscuits at the very crowded shop. I didn't have much mood to look around, but I think Macau is so damn peaceful. Not many cars, people around are mostly tourists, and the whole place is so bloody clean!
Next up, we walked our way to The Venetian Macau Resort-Hotel to catch the free shuttle bus to the Macau airport. Yea, that's also thanks to Yve Vonn's guidance. Of course we walked past the Casino inside but we didn't try our luck lar, neither of us has the money or the energy to do that lar. All we wanted to do was to sit down and REST!!! The very classy Venetian Casino-cum-hotel.
Okay lar, I took one outsiede the hotel where we waited for the bus to come.
And so we ended our fun-filled but exhausting trip...With some real Portugese egg tarts before we board our flight. Very special indeed.
Say bye to Macau~! :)
Wahahaha... *rub hands* Proudly, I'm now showing you the stuff I bought from my trip~! My whole loads of 战利品!Woooo~hoooo~~~!The food department: Most of them not for me lar. But I spent about RM200 plus for the scallops snacks! Mum is gonna shake her head... Kekekeke...
The clothes department: Including some for my family members lar. But I LOVE HONG KONG FASHION!!!
These are the FCUK stuff I got for less than RM200! Loving them!
The shoes department: Okay, I can explain! One of the Crocs is mum's the sport shoe is mum's, one of the slippers will be either mum's or Vivian's, and the checkerboxed shoe is Vivian's.
I tell you lar, I got the two big boxes of mask (25 pieces each) for NT$499!!! Bloody cheap, right???

All this while my dream country to travel to is Taiwan. I always hope I can spend like about 2 weeks time to tour around Taiwan. But all of a sudden Karen asked me to join her for the trip to Macau-Hong Kong, and so I decided to push Taiwan till later. I've always prefer Taiwan because I thought Hong Kong would be expensive. But hey, it turned out, they are still ok lar! Accommodation wise, can't help, really is a bit expensive for that tiny little room. But then I had such great fun in Hong Kong! THE SHOPPING WAS AWESOME! I mean, maybe we should go every end of summer just to grab the cheap stuff there lar! :p The transportation, the security are also good. Of course food wise, we didn't get to try too much of them. If given a chance to go to Hong Kong again OMG I wanna try the 乳鸽(pigeon), the beef noodles, the wonton noodles, the 车仔面(Che Zai Noodles), etc... I definitely think Hong Kong is a great place to travel, it's just probably not the right place for me to live in.
As for Taiwan, because I only get to walk around the busy Xi Men Ding, I cannot tell you much. All I know is I was so lucky to get a pair of Crocs for bloody NT$999 there! Ah, and the mask there is freaking cheap I hope XT would get me somemore when she travels there next month! Would you, XT???
Ah, come on, I wanna go Taiwan again to really travel lar~!!!

More photos...

Friday, August 21, 2009

Around 3 countries in 5 days Part 3

Phew~I've just finally finished unpacking all my stuff! And honestly, I'm still so much in my 'sleeping mode', it's just that I have so much work to do it's like all the work just come at once right after I returned from my trip! No choice lar, the work means money, also means another trip~! Yay~!
Anywayz, you can now tuck in your seat belt and continue with my journey in Hong Kong! Let's go~!
Day 4 - Taipei==>Hong Kong
As much I wanted to stay on in Taipei to see more of the city and to see more of Shawn (小马), I needed to go back to Hong Kong to continue my travelling plan. Left Taipei at 8am, arrived in Hong Kong around 9 something and got a bus back to Mong Kok (public transportation in Hong Kong and Taipei airport are so much more convenient compared to in KL!) to meet up with Karen again.
After some rest and a quick shower, we left to Kam Zhong 金钟。Today's plan is the Mademe Tussaud's Wax House! If Disneyland and Wong Dai Xin were the two places demanded by Aunty Karen, then the wax house is on top of my must-go list! So I was all excited about it despite all the non-stop travelling! Before that, we found a tiny Char Can Teng (ok, most Char Can Teng in HK are tiny) there to have our lunch. I cannot remember the name of the Char Can Teng, it's probably Tuck Meng or Meng Tuck...皇后大道东呀皇后大道西~~~!!!
Haha, luckily the waiter didn't put his fingers in the tea~! :p
What is a Char Can Teng meal without nice Hong Kong style milk tea???
Look yummy, isn't it??? It is yummy!
Karen said she must try this ham and egg rice in Hong Kong!
The fried chicken wing was so-so only...
Char Can Teng is one of the stuff in Hong Kong we Malaysians are curious about I guess. We always see people eating at a Char Can Teng in Hong Kong dramas, while we only have stuff like Kim Gary here, which are like over-commercialized. So what is your Hong Kong trip if without a Char Can Teng meal? Nothing!!! Well I love my pasta in minestrone soup a lot, especially when it is served with pork chop, something so rare in Malaysia! But I must say, their Char Can Teng food are often without vegetables! Look at Karen's ham and egg rice! It's really just ham, egg and rice! ==|||
And then all of a sudden Aunty Karen's relative called and said they wanna meet her before they head back to Shenzhen. So I was left alone for a while at the 太子广场(Prince Mall?) near by. That was when I went crazy in the FCUK boutique! OMG!!! Look at the price, look at the 60% sales tag!!! And then, and then... The salesman came and told me, all are now with another 20% off! OMG!!! That's like unbelievably CHEAP!!! You can NEVER get that kinda price in FCUK Malaysia! So in the end I left the shop smiling with a piece of dress and a shirt for my dad for HKD400=less than RM200!!! Wakakakakaka... I LOVE HONG KONG!!!The toilet in太子广场is so damn cool~!
Oh then finally Karen came back and we took a bus to the peak where the Mademe Tussuad's Wax House is lcoated at. It took us about 30 minutes to reach the peak I guess. But I consider the bus fare of HKD9.80 quite cheap lar.
The Wax House was so crowded but then it was still ok as we still get our turn to take pictures with those celebrities! :)I didn't know the wax house's building is also so bloody cool lar~!
The first person we took picture with was the new guy in Hong Kong... President Barrack Obama. Oh he is so handsome they made us pay to take a picture with him!There you go~ The main guy in the US~!
And then we also met some really famous celebrities, sport stars, politicians, etc...Meryl Streep is definitely one of my favourite actresses!
This one... Is only because I wanna show my aunty who is a fan of him...
Shirlexia Tan wanna be a member of the royal family... Too bad Prince William is 'almost' taken lar!
Booo~Booo~Booo~ To Mr Bush!
Miss Soo Meng Han in New Zealand! See, I'm hugging your darling Lau Wah! Kekekeke...
There is really fan 'down there' you know~!
Okay lar, they don't have Tobey Maguire or Matt Damon, I have to go with Johnny Depp!
Ooooopsss... That's me molesting David Beckham when Mrs Beckham isn't around!
See, Tiger Woods is looking at my... :p
This one is a total failure lor. Doesn't look like Madonna at all, except for the pair of boobs!
Beat it~ Beat it~ Wooo~Wooo~!
I wanna hold your hands... I wanna hold your hands... And I'm holding you head!
So, guys, you envy of me grabbing Jolin Tsai's ass???
Well, I must say I had fun taking pictures with the whole load of celebrities in there. And I didn't know they actually have special effects for those 'people'! Like sound effect for fire crackers, piano playing, etc. Some even have costumes for you to wear on! So bloody cool lar! But I must admit, I'm a bit disappointed with the little amount of celebrities I've met. I mean, I was expecting more lar. Like urm... Why is there no Tobey Maguire? He is the Spiderman ler! And why the hell is there Leon Lai, Aaron Kwok and Andy Lau but not Jacky Cheong??? Jacky Cheong is the one they should have like in the 'topest' of their list! And then there are Miriam Yeung, Joey Yueng, even Janice Wai Lan, and NO EASON CHAN??? Are you kidding me???? Eason is now even the spokeperson for Hong Kong tourism and he couldn't get a place there in the wax house? That's really crazy!
And then we paid HKD20 to go on top of the building to see what we call... The entire Hong Kong... Well, we were expecting the wax house to be a long visit mah, it turned out to be such a short journey! So we cannot capture the night scenery there lor, have to do with the afternoon hot sun! But okay lor, the pictures are pretty nice! :)Very tall buildings all over the city of Hong Kong.
Of course, that's me wanting to take a pic with 'the whole of Hong Kong'!
One with Aunty Karen, my dear partner for the fun-filled trip!
And then, we went down to Tsim Sha Tsui for our planned shopping spree! Yay~! 尖沙咀Suzie屋企多靓衫~!橙沟绿米衬蓝.......So what about尖沙咀Shirlexia???
We actually spent some time to get to the place Bear told us to go(which is Lei Si Guang Cheong 利时广场and the shops nearby). But as we reached there, the whole shopping spree just became SO SO SO FUN~! The stuff here in Hong Kong are so cute! And as we only go for non-branded stuff, they are SO FREAKING CHEAP!!! I grabbed like so many pieces of nice & cheap clothes there! Best of all, I found Cotton On in Hong Kong! For your info, Cotton On is one of the Aussie brands that I love to get casual attire from when I was studying in Perth. Cotton On in Hong Kong is a bit more fashionable and cool. But I only got a pair of slippers there that night but... Hahaha... I spent like over HKD700 only in Cotton On the next day! :p One of the 粥粉面饭, her name is Snow and she owns a shop in 利时广场!She is so pretty, cute and nice she gave me HKD26 discounts!
After that we got back to Mong Kok. First, we got some street snack as our fast and late dinner. Ooooohhh... The snail meat was AWESOME!!!!!!!! I want more of that please~! Oh man, I love this picture so so much~!
Captured this picture before the aunty there went: Wei xiu che, ng yeng dak xiong ga!
You all must try the snail meat there! Bloody delicious man!!!
We were supposed to continue shopping at Mong Kok Centre旺角中心, but then the overly kan cheong Aunty Karen said we better go for dessert at Yee Sun before they close rather than shopping...==||| So, the younger me (:p) obeyed the elderly people's decision and thus we walked all the way to Yee Sun for the famous dessert! And... They only close at 12am lar!Yee Sun at a glance... THEY ONLY CLOSE AT 12 FREAKING AM!!!
Anywayz, Yee Sun sells very famous Steamed Egg and Steamed Milk! The whole atmosphere at the cafe is better than what I've expected. It's quite cool-looking and comfortable to dine in at. BUT BUT BUT... Most importantly! The food! OMG the Steamed Egg and Steamed Milk are SO FREAKING NICE! Okay, I think the Steamed Milk is better lar, it's like so bloody delicious! I don't know how to explain it, the milk tastes a bit like with some chocolate or something in it... But I must say, the Steamed Milk is the BEST FOOD AMONG ALL THE FOOD I'VE TRIED IN HONG KONG! So, this is a super must-try for you guys who are going to Hong Kong soon! :)冰花敦鸡蛋The Steamed Egg... A bit to 'eggy' if you finish the whole thing by yourself.
Yum~Shirlexia gives a thumb-up~!
Stay tune for the final part of my journey in the coming post, and as usual, you can go to my Facebook for more of these nice pictures from my trip! :)

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