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Tuesday, October 30, 2007

We are going (do)nuts! - Part 2

J.Co's Donuts & Coffee Vs Big Apple's Donuts & Coffee
Object of comparison: Donuts (peanut butter flavour)
Conclusion: J.Co's are yummier (based on my personal taste buds)
I've finally did the donuts experiments and wanted to video it for you. But, I dont feel comfortable talking to a camera, therefore, no video. Sorry guys. So, I will just describe to you in words what I did.
What I did was, I reheated both donuts using microwave for 8 seconds, as instructed on the donuts box. Then I start my experiment. Taking bites from J.Co's to Big Apple's and vice versa.
Conclusion, J.Co's is indeed yummier cause it is fluffier. What my friend said was right. She said, J.Co's is yummier cause it is fluffier and it is more expensive too. So basically, for J.Co's donuts, we are paying a little more for air so that its donuts are fluffier and therefore yummier.
Understand kah?

Sunday, October 28, 2007

We are going (do)nuts!

Anyone been to Pavillion lately? If yes, I am sure you have seen this!

This is the latest craze in Pavillion. The J.Co's Donut & Coffee outlet. It is almost like, your trip to Pavillion will not be complete until you joined the crazy queue at J.Co's Donut.

We were part of the crazy queue and we are doing this solely for you. We bought 1/2 dozen of J.Co's Donuts to compare to the 1 dozen of Big Apple's Donuts sitting in my fridge (bought last nite). These two large donut chains share, very similar logo, overall concept and almost identical donut designs. And we are very curious (we are sure you too are curious) to find out whether both taste the same or which one is the original.
Because of our curiousity, we now ended up with 18 biji of freaking donuts!!!

Anyway, after Pavillion, we had dimsum dinner at Jalan Ipoh. And now no appetite to do the donut experiment for you. Will do it tomorrow.
To be continued...

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Happy Halloween finally!

Remember this?

I was finally at the Halloween theme GX class last night. It was the correct class, correct day, correct time and most importantly, correct theme. No more blur blur...

And my simple creative design won me this!!!!

The True Fitness staff actually decorated the room to the theme for that particular class. Lightings were dimmed, so my pumpkin looks like glowing in the dark...*muahahahahaha*
It's a pity I didnt bring my camera. Otherwise can post some photos here.
Maybe I should start thinking about a career in fashion designing........

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

My new toy!!

When my mommi dearest was here last week, we were in need of a sewing machine urgently. And that's when she decided to get me one as my 'ka jong' (dowry) and I almost fainted. Dont get me wrong... I've nothing against a sewing machine. Just that I've never really touch (as in use) a sewing machine my entire life.
Once, I brought back my mom's machine from kluang cause I was thinking of trying to sew a curtain (pretty ambitious). It wont be that difficult right? I actually clean up the machine till it look almost brand new (plenty of hard work le...). One fine day, I decided to start my curtain project. I opened up the machine, getting all ready to sew only to realise that I have no idea at all on how the thing works. I just stared at it and i start to wonder.. hmmm... what makes me think i know how to???? In the end, I just packed everything up, send the machine back to Kluang, mission failed. That's my closest encounter with sewing machine. So now u can imagine my reaction when mommi dearest says she is getting me a sewing machine as 'ka jong'. I just smirked...."huh? hehe".
We managed to locate SINGER in DU thru recommendation of a sales assistant in Kamdar. The people in SINGER were really nice and helpful. The cheapest machine with basic features (not that i can tell the difference) cost a freaking RM700! After much talking, we concluded on a 2nd hand machine which cost only RM350. Its working perfectly fine, just that it's a little yellowish and its not new. I am happy, mommi is happy, everyone is happy. Even if u give me RM5000 machine, it still look the same to me la...... :p I am still trying very hard to sew a straight line. Our Myammar labourer can sew better than me. So, on our way home, I asked my mommi dearest...

Me: "hmm.. ahem... mi ahh... so, i've to bring along my sewing machine on my wedding kah?".

Mommi: "hahahaha....nolar.... you can bring it over after u kahwin la... otherwise sure kena kutuk from your in-laws say I so kedekut... buy u 2nd hand machine".
Thank god! Lolz.....otherwise sure gonna look funny if were to carry a sewing machine over during 'gor dai li', so ulu like that... hahahaha. So, this is my ka jong sewing machine.

As I've promised in my previus entry, I'll show u my completed little project. Here u go....

Taa... daaaa...!

(A ring pillow)

My first sewing project!!!! Nice le...... but not fat enough la.... my cousin la.... didnt stuff enough fibre inside... so kedekut!!!!!!!

Anyway, to conclude, despite not knowing how to operate this machine, I simply love it. I've even set up a sewing corner at home. Thank you very much my mommi dearest...let's just hope it will last for at least 3 years.. lolz....

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Happy Halloween!

These days, all of a sudden, I've so... much things to blog about. Dunno which one to start also. Harrison says that blogging is very suitable for me (or ppl like me), cause, I always have plenty to say and talk about (cheong hei la or ngam cham in other word = long winded). I am not sure he is kutuk-ing or complimenting me...

Let's just talk about today. The rest can wait. I had a really busy day today. Busy working of course. Rushing from meeting after meeting. Thank god the traffic was a breeze. Everyone is still on holiday. Went back to factory later in the evening to finalise some stuff and to finish off a little personal project of mine. Will show u the result of my little project on my next entry... muahahaha...

Anyway, its Tuesday today, meaning, its my Latin Dance workout at the gym. My favourite class :) Its a power packed class that require plenty of stamina, which I dont have yet. Throughout the 1 hour class, i need to stop at least twice to catch my breath! Aiyah... old already mah..... dont laugh la....

So, in conjunction with Halloween, they are having a 'Thriller' theme class today. You know, 'thriller' from Michael Jackson? Was thinking of wearing something torn with jeans... but i will not feel comfy dancing in jeans.. too hot.... and I also dont have anything old that can be torn. Have been thinking on what to wear for the last 2 weeks and at the very last minute (today 6pm), I came up with this...

(front part of my self created halloween shirt... scary ka?)

Sorry for the blurrish photo.... i put my camera on self-timer... dunno why it doesnt seem to auto focus.... guess its time to get a new one! Canon Eos 40d, here i come...

(back of my shirt.... LOOK at my SHIRT, not my bum bum..)

Ok la... quite creative la hor..... chin chai la... no fish, prawn also can la... happily I put on my new Morgan sweater over it and headed for gym at 8:30pm. When I arrived at the gym, I headed straight for the locker room. And while I was there, i met some other fellow members who goes to the same class as i am. I was still wearing my sweater, we chit chatted a little and i casually asked.. "today is the halloween theme class rite?" (cause there is nothing halloween about them) and I got this reply... "nolar... next week la... 23/10/07 mah....". Huh? Shoot!

Duh!!!! luckily I was smart enough to wear a sweater over it... otherwise, sure malu sial! I cooly took my towel & botol air, lock my locker, and get into the nearest toilet cubicle that I can find, took off my sweater, and quietly peel off my self-designed scary pumpkin stickers. Luckily, I cant find any old shirts to tear.... otherwise, i sure look first class stupid... lolz....

Here u go... another silly achievement of Redbabe! Goodnite!

French fries toast, anyone?

Whenever talk bout food arr... you guys damn shiok. Sure got plenty of comments...hahahaha... So, let's talk bout food. But this time round, something different, something to share.

Anyone know what is this???

Butter. Yes. Not french fries. How pathetic this is!!! I almost got a shock of my life when i peel off the bread to reveal two pathetic french fries looking butter!!!!

When we were back in USJ over the weekend, we decided to enjoy an afternoon tea and therefore, headed to one of the many kopitiams mushrooming in Taipan. Instead of having a waiter taking our orders like the kopitiams of good olde days, we have to fill in our own orders for the modern ones.

After scanning the menu, we decided to have 2 glasses of 'Cham' (coffee + tea) and a single kaya butter toast (pic as above). We tick our orders in the order form on the table and wave for a waiter to confirm our orders. We were waving and waving for a good 2 minutes and no one notice us (or some saw, but pretend not to see). There were more than enough waiters/waitresses as the crowd were not many, yet... nobody saw us. We are not petite and we are both very tall and have long legs and hands.. still nobody saw our long waving hands. For a moment, I thought we were dead. No one can see us.

After waving for 2 minutes, I got fed up, took the order form, walk right up to a waitress, and shaft it into her hand and walked back to our table. Well, we could just walk out of the kopitiam but I wanted to see how is their response so that I can blog about it later on... the waitress just took my order form, no confirmation or whatsoever. Unbelievable.

Our toast with the pathetic french fries looking butter came first. By time we finished our toast, our 'cham' is still no where in sight. Trust me, we ate our toast really really slow... even took photo of it. We waited patiently... give them a chance... maybe they are too busy....give them some EXTRA time to perfect our 'cham'.

(3 fella behind counter making drinks, 3 fella outside the counter serving. There are many more of them all over the place)

About 10 minutes later, our 'cham' still no where in sight despite 2 reminders. This is ridiculous. We just marched up to the cashier, paid for our stupid toast and left. They are not even bothered when we said we never get our 'cham'. They just removed the 'cham' and billed us only for the toast. Talking about customer service!

I missed the good old days kopitiam. I missed my hometown's kopitiam!!! Where butter will look like butter and not like french fries!!! NiaSeng....!

Kajang is a 'Hot Soup' town!

I've always love food... good food that is. But never crossed my mind to blog bout it until now. So, from now on, you will find food appearing in my blog once in a while.

Since its a holiday today, I told Harrison that I would spend him really nice lunch if he is coming with me to my uncle's factory in Kajang as I wanna checked out some stuff and he agreed.

When we reached, there were no one in the factory. My uncle has gone out for lunch and we decided to go for ours too. So I brought him to this place.

(Kajang's Hot Soup)

Apparently, this is not the original one I was told. The original one is situated in some wooden houses nearby. Unfortunately they are closed today. So, here we are, at the not-so-original shop (just my perception). Nevertheless, this shop has been around for at least 5 years. Personally, I feel this one is equally yummy. Here are what we ordered.

(4 Big Heavenly King)

We both dont take petai! Dunno why ordered also. Saw other table eating. Looks yummy.

(Fa Tiu Kai = Chinese wine chicken)

Ermm.. pronounce properly arr... 'Fa Tiu Kai'... otherwise will sounds like you saying some bad words... Fa.. Tiu Kai.....hahaha......it is actually chinese wine chicken in claypot. The chinese wine is called 'Fa Tiu'. Its a signature dish. Very yummy. My favourite.

(Lat Thong = Hot/Spicy Soup)

This is the star in this part of town. Another signature dish. Something similar to 'bak kut teh', just that instead of herbs, it's pepper soup. Instead of 'bak kut', they used slices of pork and chicken. Hot & spicy.

Harrison enjoyed his lunch so much so he had 2 BOWLS of rice!!!!

Overall, we had a great lunch. At the end, Harrison foot the bill. I guessed he enjoyed the food so much till he forgot that I supposed to be spending. I just buat tak tahu lor......shhh...!

Note: So guys, Kajang is not only known for its 'Satay'... but also its 'Hot Soup'. You can find them all over the place.

Sunday, October 14, 2007

I am cheap

I havent done much shopping lately... actually, i dont shop. Its not my fav past time (unlike my mommi dearest). I would only buy things that I need. As for clothing, I would buy as and when there is anything that attracts me. In order to attract me, besides the design, it has to be cheap too. My defination of cheap would mean not more than RM25 for t-shirts, not more than RM50 for nice blouse and pants/dresses should not be more than RM80.
I hardly buy any clothes these days cause its simple so blardy expensive. You can call me a cheapskate, I dont give a damn. It just not worth buying. And I noticed that for ladies clothings, the lesser the material, the costlier it is. Strange, but true. Sometime ago, I wanted to get a pair of nice cargo shorts (you know those sexily rugged type). To my horror, the long cargo pants cost RM89.90 and the short ones cost RM119.90. Yes.. its true RM30 freaking more expensive for lesser cloth! What kinda justice is this???
Besides the lesser fabric for more $$, I've also concluded that the twice a year MALAYSIA GRAND SALE is a cheat! The nice stuff are always in the 'New Arrival' section where there will be no discounts. The others so-so stuff will be marked up first and then only be offered with a discount ranging from 10%~30% (serupa no discounts). Then the rest of the REJECTED stuff which have lipstick stains, missing buttons, stucked zippers, XXXS or XXXL sizes will be thrown into a big pile and offered a 70% discounts. What for???? Think we are tong sampah or wat???
Anyway, during my expo in KL recently, I had the opportunity to go window shopping in KLCC while waiting for the traffic to cease before going home and I bumped into some really good deals in PDI. Nice cut cargo pants going for 50% discount!!! Yup, unbelievable. So I strained my eyes to look for the fine prints, half expecting to see 50% only for 2nd purchase & etc.. u know, the usual stuff that conned us and there were none. I bought 2 pairs of cargo pants for RM89.90 only! What a treat!!!

Last Friday, Harrison & I were at MidValley to check out the newly opened Garden City (nothing much there la... nice la.. but all branded....$$$$). I managed to pop into FOS in MV and bought myself 2 nice cut-in singlets for RM9.90 each! wooohoooooooo! Also, found a lovely pink colour MORGAN short sweater with a big enough hood (am currently crazy with hooded sweaters) for RM69 only. I know its a little expensive, but its MORGAN! Real one... with label and all....

So, with my findings, I conclude that the twice yearly MALAYSIA BIG SALES is a cheat. If you dont wanna get conned, and wanna get a good bargain, save your money and shop only during the Ramadhan & Raya month. Its worth it.

So, I am a cheapo and I dont give a shit.... my blog is not generating enough money for me to splurge as yet. So for the time being, my 50cents is bigger than the bullock cart wheel!

p/s: am currently eyeing another black hooded sweater from AX!! that one would cost me RM300. I know.. i know.. but it is AX!!! I want it in my wardrobe NEXT MONTH. Don't care.... (psstt.... sponsorship are welcome)

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Life still have to go on...

Since last Thur's tragedy, everything seems to pass in slow motion and blurrish. Am still hoping very hard that everything was just a bad dream but knew it will never be. Still in denial. Find it hard to go to work cause it breaks my heart to see my uncle. He is drowning his sorrows in work. I dunno how to face him. I hate to look into his eyes to see his pain. My heart goes out to my other cousins too. I cant handle all these at this moment while I am nursing my own pain.. Well, life still has to go on... and I am trying very hard doing just that. I just need some time..
Over the last weekend, I was split between the funeral and the exhibition which was scheduled to be held long ago. It has to go on. The exhibition was held at the KL Convention Center from Friday till Sunday. Luckily for me, a friend helped me to watch the booth while I was away attending the funeral on Saturday. The exhibition went on quite successfully I would say. Got most of the right contacts and met many right people. Its good. Managed to close some sales too.

While I was in PJ this afternoon, I met my ex-boss and a colleague and we had lunch together at Esquire Kitchen. It was nice to sit together have lunch again. My ex-boss made me an offer to work part time for him, flexihours, 2 days a week. I accepted the offer cause I dunno how to reject and feel that I have to help him. Anyway, the terms are quite alright. Flexihours and only 2 days a week. I still get to work for Beaufine and Springtime. Hopefully, I am able to split my time well. Gosh.... looks like I am earning more than what i used to yet enjoying flexihours. Hopefully, I really do get my flexihours. I always have a overly strong sense of responsibility. Always give more than what i get. sigh....!

Friday, October 5, 2007

A Candle For My Cousin

My heart was tore into billion of pieces today. My favourite cousin, Kai, passed away today, leaving behind 2 little boys. On his way to work today, he lost control of the car he was driving in and rammed into a divider which went thru the engine right to the back of the car. He is only 22 yrs old. My heart ache so badly, no words can describe the pain I am feeling.

He was this cute little thing that i used to take care of when I was 8yrs old. He was the older & stronger twin so he sleep in my room and my aunty will care for the younger twin who was weaker. He was so adorable.

As an adult, he was very comical and always make us laugh with his nonsense. He was the one that always begged and dragged (literally) me out of the room just to play mahjong to pass time whenever we are back in Kluang. When my mom was hospitalised for heart attack, it was him who drove me to JB the night itself.

My dear cousin, thank you for all the happy memories. May you rest in peace.

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

My Redbabe

This afternoon I dressed up nice nice, went down to my carpark, happily hopped into my car, put the key into the ignition and turned... only to be welcomed by "..nn-gek.... nn-gek..." instead the normal "vroomm.. vroomm..." sound. My car died on me. Its battery conked. :(