Sunday, February 28, 2010

Valentine's Day & 14 Blades

Just to give you a break from food in my blog, here are two movies I've watched recently...

Valentine's Day
Well, with this kinda movie, all you can expect is just plain romance with a little bit of comedy in a few different stories. Of course, with this one, you would enjoy watching loads of movie stars showing their little acting skills! I'm really glad to see the long-time-no-see Julia Roberts! And guys should be excited that Jessica Alba and Jennifer Garner is in it! Ohyea, check out how 'sam pat' Taylor Swift can be in this movie too!
Well, stories wise, some of them are pretty interesting, like the ones with Anne Hathaway and Topher Grace, Jamie Foxx and Jessica Biel, Hector Elizondo and Shirley Maclaine. Those are really romantic stories that I would fancy lar.
I personally think Jessica Biel is doing pretty good in acting! And Anne Hathaway is just as good as I can remember. I also love the fact that there is Jamie Foxx in this movie cos I have never really seen him in a romance movie before!
Overall, not too bad a movie. Loving couples should really watch this, you would learn something from it.

锦衣卫 14 Blades
So far,我听到对这部电影的评价是有好有坏的。我尊重大家的看法,但是个人真的觉得这部片有点烂,根本不值得看!
好,故事其实不会说不好,只是中间的一些人物非常的不必要,而且特效有点夸张且不必要。我所谓的不必要的人物是吴尊,虽然我知道一班吴尊迷一定在抗议。但是一个这样的角色出现几分钟,又不是特别会打的,只是很爱打,莫名其妙去跟人家打,然后就被杀死了。而且造型抄足了Captain Jack Sparrow,没新意。说的比必要特效是甄子丹把那些刀拔出来时那些齿轮的特效部分,oh come on,人家爱的是甄子丹的功夫,不是刀拔出来时是怎么样的!更何况,特效做得很丑,transition又做得不好,好像突然之间不知道发生什么事似的,真的很想说“唔识就唔好学人做”啦!

Saturday, February 27, 2010

4th month anni @ Atrium Cafe, Pyramid Tower

By now I think Sunway Hotel should give me some special voucher or some membership card for being such a supporter to Atrium Cafe at Pyramid Tower. I had their hi-tea and breakfast and promoted them so well here in my blog! And it was one of their PR persons who came to comment in my blog telling me about the 40% discount promotion they have on their lunch and dinner buffet.
Well, I was expecting them to give me some voucher or special offer, but my dear and I went to try the dinner buffet without getting any of them... Oh.... :(

Anywayz, we started with some fruit of course, and then...The crab and Tandoori Chicken was fantastic that my dear couldn't stop getting more and more of them!
Sushi, salad and smoked salmon. I love the smoked salmon, it's not as salty as those common ones.
Oh yea! I love the grilled vege too!
The fresh seafood! Really fresh and yummy! Yum~Yum~!
And yes, the oysters there were very fresh too!
The Chicken Satay were nice!
My dear just love Wanton Noodles, but he said it wasn't too good wor.
Every time I walked past the hotel I see this very tempting roast lamb I always wanted to try! And it turned out it was good too! The texture is just so soft and you will just love it!
Claypot Yee Mee, one of their more local dishes. Not too fantastic though.
Of course there were a few more rounds of food before we called it a dinner!

Overall, I'm quite satisfied with the food and the service. It was much better than the hi-tea buffet I had over here, especially variety wise. The Chicken Tikah (or I think it should be Tandoori) is really really yummy that my dear had loads of them! Their seafood are definitely very fresh and worth a try. And the satay chicken and roast lamb wasn't too bad too! I think the only dish I really want to complain is the deep fried fish. I guess it was cold already that the flour is so thick and hard to eat. There were a few 'too Malay-styled' food we didn't really try though.
Including tax, the total came to RM89.70 for two persons! Hey that's less than 100 bucks for a buffet for two you know? Not too bad a deal lar, right?
The promotion at Atrium Cafe ends on 28th Feb, which is tomorrow! Yes, it's tomorrow! So if you want to try it, then go now!

And so we celebrated our 4th month anni with some nice food, thanks to my dear! We are stepping into the 5th month now~!

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

I'm impressed with food @ SSL Traders Hotel

New cafes and hotels pop-up like cendawan selepas hujan over the past few years in Taiping. Little might wonder are they going to survive? Well, from what I see, they are doing pretty good, especially during CNY season where we now have more choices to pick from for our gatherings!
After the Cincai Group gathering on the third day of CNY, dear, me, XT and KK went for a second round late afternoon at SSL Traders Hotel located at Jalan Kamunting. I can't recall the name of the cafe, but it's just at the right hand side of the hotel entrance.
I guess after days of Chinese food, I was a bit sick of them already that on that day we had Western food I felt SOOOO BLOODY GOOD! XT had Cabonara Spaghetti.
KK had the green salad, which looks pretty good hey!
I had the Club Sandwiches and dear had his Le Cordon Bleu which are both impressing.
I think their food are really not too bad, if according to Taiping's standard. At least I can see they make food with a heart, they don't simply do something random as your side dish you see. And the price is reasonable too!
So two days later I gave my family a lunch treat over there again just so to let them try! Believe it or not, my parent, even though staying probably less than 2km away from the hotel, haven't try the food here! But to my disappointment, lunch time is buffet time! :( No choice, we tried the lunch buffet. Originally it's RM10 per pax, but it was RM12 because it was CNY. Very boring punya lunch buffet...
Because the dishes are boring I had to snap only the vege soup for you to have a closer look.
That's me with Pa & Mi!
And this is no other than Ducum Tan!
And also... Vivian Tan!
The lunch buffet is boring lar, very Malay style dishes, with limited choices. But hey it's RM12, what else do you want? At least I think the food are edible lar.
After a while I saw people ordering food from the menu! Bloody hell! So I didn't care! I ordered two more dishes to share...My favourite... Club Sandwiches!
The Chicken Chop, I can't remember the full name, it's the first one of the chicken chop list.
Like I said, I love the Club Sandwiches a lot, it has grilled chicken, fried egg and ham in it! Looks really pretty and tasty to eat! And the Chicken Chop was very good too! And I love their vege sides!
I'm totally impressed with the food here actually. If you are craving for some Western food when you're in Taiping, you might want to give this cafe a try! But of course, you will have to bare with the fact that there are flies all over... :S
By the way, so far I've also heard loads of praises for their Bistro at the back of the hotel. You might want to check that out too.

Bonus pic:My mum wanted to go to the loo during our lunch. She walked to this entrance and came back laughing by herself. We were like...==||| And she couldn't even tell us what happen she just laughed and we all started laughing too! After a while she started to talk:"Restroom is toilet ah?" And then we all laughed like crazy! My dad was like:"What, you think Restroom is for you to rest?" And then somemore hor, she can continue saying:"Why don't they just put 'toilet' there?"
Hahahahahahaha... My blur blur yet funny mum! :p
Now everybody, go tell your mum RESTROOM=TOILET! LOL!

Monday, February 22, 2010



拿一部旧的电影重拍,共鸣感当然是存在的。再加上一系列TVB电视剧的点子,如Laughing Gor和烈火雄心的桥段,更增加了亲切感和笑料。而且一整部电影下来你就一直在期待接下来出现的大牌明星到底会是谁。像我就一直很期待我的偶像胡杏儿的客串演出,看到她扮演AV女主角就觉得好好笑,还要被Bosco说胸大像胡杏儿!哈!但是由于演员众多,大家出现的时间也很少,不可能有什么样的发挥啦!最令人惊喜的大概是廖碧儿吧!一向以来都是超级美女的她摇身一变,变成一个那么丑的鱼蛋妹,还真的有点不习惯哩!侧田扮曾志伟也笑翻我了啦!

古天乐和吴君如保持了水准啦,贺岁片一定要有他们!Angelababy和熊黛林则还是漂亮多过看演技。个人特别喜欢田蕊妮的演出!她平时就是酷酷的杜文泽夫人,但演起喜剧却很有味道~!想到她的:“皇上~~~!!!”就要笑出来!还有她的皇上被打时她那又响又自然的笑声,我的妈呀,太好笑了!Love her!


Friday, February 19, 2010

CNY 2010 Part 2 (the final part)

The Family
At my dad's side it seems a bit quiet this year without Sin Fei around. We didn't even spend much time at my Ah Ma's place on the first day of CNY, which is a bit unusual. Anywayz, 'business' as usual at my mum's side as everyone was back in Taiping and we actually had a little birthday party for my Ah Ma who turned 80 this year! Happy Birthday to my Ah Ma and I hope she will stay healthy for a long long long long long while! :D

So... Pictures time~! Little Tessa is definitely my fav cousin now! She is so cute! My heart would just melt when she calls me Biao Jee Li Ping!!! Awwww~~~! And she always say... You don't know meh??? Cute, right? Ok lar, Eu Jin is also very cute! :p
Jan Yi, Ducum, 3e, Me and Vivian say: GONG XI FA CAI!!!
This picture just tells you how we three sisters all have the same 'bak bao face'!
Perhaps we have inherited that from our parent lor...
I still think this family photo looks better than the one above! LOL!
The birthday cake! It's Carrot Slice from Secret Recipe!
Yup! My lovely Ah Ma turned 80 this year!
Ah Ma with her nine grandchildren! :)
Ei? What is this picture doing over here???
This picture tells how much I love kids ONLY when they are nice to me...
Karina and Nigel were actually looking at me chatting with my dear! :p
The Tan sisters enjoying their camwhoring session forgetting the dad at the back! :p
Yea yea... Whole loads of different expressions...
Posing like a model while the dad had to be the photographer... Hahahaha...
Ducum Tan's eye liner is too thick lar...
Nice shot!
Very nice one too!
My dad was smiling while we all were making funny faces! Ha!
Hahaha... Why so serious???

The Friends
I had two old schoolmates gatherings this year. First one was the Cincai Group gathering where some old friends, whether close or not close came together at La Promise and enjoyed catching-up with each other. I was amazed at the amount of people who came!
And then I actually had a little gathering of our primary school standard 6F classmates. A lot of them FFK though, otherwise it would be fun! Because some of them, like Kok Peng, we actually haven't seen each other for 14 years already! And we are thinking of making a big one next year! We want some classic people in the class to come! :pI kinda like this picture you know... Very classic feel lor.
This one is very nice too!
And this one! Well, what can I say, you need some pretty girls to make the picture looks pretty lar! :p
One of my best buddies, Xiao Ting! The two Librans just clicked!
I love how my legs look in this photo! But not my 'pork belly' lor...
Very nice one with Xiao Ting too! KK and XT are just really good in editing pictures!
The pretty successful gathering!
And then we found out my dear, KK, Soon Tuck and Kean Huang were actually primary school classmates in Hua Lian 2!
The 6F gathering... From left Yong Hin, Kok Peng, Lian Wei (who is actually not our classmate, I have zero idea why he is in the picture), Kean Tai, Shirlexia and Xiao Ting.

Bonus: The BF
The one big difference this year is that I have a bf, a 'Taiping lang' bf! And it was definitely an important CNY for me because I could feel how nice his parent are treating me and I love them for that. And that add up the reasons for me to love him more, and to sacrifice more for him...
Here's one of my favourite shot of us two...We look very natural in this picture, don't you think so???
Till then, HAPPY CHINESE NEW YEAR once again! :D

*Photos credit to Ducum Tan, KK, XT and Lijing! :)