Friday, October 31, 2008

Evon B'day

Another family member birthday. Almost every month also got someone birthday.. hee hee.. This time it was Tracy sister birthday. We went for dinner at a chinese restaurant and the bill came up to RM500++. Don't know who is next???

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Bandung, Indonesia

My 1st time to Bandung, Indonesia. This is actually another business trip so not so much on leisure. Anyway, I was there on 19th October till 21st October 2008. We have purchase return AirAsia tickets which cost RM1200 for 2 and with express boarding. I personally think that express boarding is not so worth it but it seems that quite of ppl do purchase them. There were at least 20 ppl with express boarding. As the gates open, they seems to rush to take the 1st row which has more leg space and I was doing the same too which I then feels a bit stupid. Anyway, got myself the 2nd row and off we go on our way to Bandung. The flight takes 2 hours 10 minutes. Time seems to be slow during the journey and I could not sleep. Touch down and it is already 5pm plus local time. We unboard the plane and again, they rush to the immigration. What is the hurry I thought to myself ?? But as I reaches the immigration, I then only realize why. There is only 2 personal handling the counter and there are 160 ++ passengers. Lucky i was in the front row. After clearing the customs, we took a cab to our hotel.

Bandung is actually a highland of itself that's why the weather is cooling. On our way to the hotel, I find the traffic is no diferrence with Jakarta city (full of cars and jams). We stayed at Sheraton Hotel situated on the hill. The hotel is not bad but has not much facilities. The pool was small, there's no pub, no gym. There is just a lobby lounge, a restaurant, a spa and that's basically it. Went for dinner and shopping. Oh.. Bandung is famous for its Factory Outlets. You can find brands such as Versace, Hugo, Polo, Guess, Adidas, Nike, Hermes, Nautica, Zara just name a few and the price is unbelievable. A Nike t-shirt for RM20. A Hugo jeans for RM70. And was told it is original goods but was just made there. So ladies out there, this is a place to go for branded clothings. Anyway, i did not buy anything that night and went back hotel to sleep.

Woke up at 7.30am the next day to prepare myself for breakfast as a supplier will be coming to pick us up at 9am. Breakfast was so so but still a full stomach. Then the rest was business so rather not talk about it. Our supplier took us to their tea estate which is 2 hours drive from Bandung. The sight of the tea garden is a sight to be behold! What a great scenery with tea plant everywhere. If you think Cameron Highland is huge then you have to see this place. The tea estate was so huge that it seems to cover up the whole mountain. Ahhhhh.... Fresh air and green lush... what a place to live. If you want a night view of Bandung city, then you should head to The Valley or The Sierra Cafe located on a hillside. These 2 places has a spectacular view. Night life in Bandung could be a scary one if you are not familliar with. We went to Braga as we heard the area has a lot of pubs. When we reach, the area was dark and quiet. Yes, a few pubs there is and you guess it, with freelancers in it. There is also plenty of karaoke joints too. A plus point for single males to visit it. We were offered a lady for Rupiah 400,000 for a nite. Thats about RM150 but we pass. Hahaha.

On the last day before our flight home, I then only went clothes shopping. I bought a Adidas cap for RM15, Polo shirt RM20 for my kids and a Zara RM24 blouse for my wife. All branded stuff leh. Who say i cannot afford it hahaha.. why go for immitations leh. The best time to go Bandung is on the weekday. Do not go on weekend as ppl from Jakarta will all rush there for the cooling weather and shopping.

So Bandung anyone????

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Hi Jareth Yong

Had a dinner session with one of my best secondary school mates. Infact both husband (Yandsen) and wife (Eva) are my schoolmates. We had a wonderful Thai dinner in Great Eastern Mall and had some great chats. They brought along their baby Jareth Yong so I also brought Oscar and Oswald too. Jareth was very cute indeed as he looks like a japanese child not like his father, a big fat dirty slumpy smelly not handsome old man... hahahahaha... joking ya... Anyway, a great family outing talking mostly about babies.

" Oscar, Oswald... this is Jareth.... Jareth, please meet Oscar and Oswald"

Monday, October 13, 2008

Parents Nightmare!

Introducing to you the Fantastic Four!

It is a usual routine for me and my wife to return to the in-laws on every Sunday but today is not an ordinary day. It is a day when the scary Fantastic Four gets together! A day that we parents fears the most! They were fighting, screaming, jumping ... whatever they could do to piss us off!

After the finishing the cakes we bought for them, they change into their costume (naked lar) and jump into the pool. Then they start showing us their superpowers .. KaCha! HeeYa! KaBoom!...... To save us the trouble, we send in a scapegoat as the Monster (see pic). Phew... lucky I was not the chosen one! After an hour, battery running low liao.. so they have to recharge... all drank up thier Super Duper Alamak Milk! Thought it was a wrong move but no, it was a good one. After drinking they all went for a nap. Aaahhhh.... PEACE AT LAST!

Since they are asleep, we adults play mahjong straight away.. hahaha...ohya, Butt was here too. While we're playing, the ladies went to prepare dinner. Not long, the awakens of the monsters again... hai..... Anyway, dinner was a good one. Very delicious indeed. We had some beers too. Oh..forgot about my baby Oswald. He slept most of the time that's why he's "The Innocent Child". A good and tiring family get together. Do not know when they will reunite again... now thats scary.....

A good lunch!

My uncle brought my mom, Tracy and I to a chinese restaurant in Pandan Mewah, Cheras for lunch. He said that it is a good deal with good food. We were given the menu and yes the deal was good. Every dishes costs only RM5.80 and they have 65 different food to choose from. See the list below. Quite a good deal huh!

We ordered a few dishes and it was good indeed. They even gave free chicken soup. Although the portion wasn't huge but still we had a full stomach! What we ordered?

1. Kam Heong Lala
2. Potato leaves with belacan
3. Chicken Fried Rice
4. Fried Pray Mantis Prawn
5. Butter Chicken

6. Pineapple Fried Rice (not in picture)
7. Chicken feet soup (free of charge)

8. Chinese Tea

Total bill:- RM38.00

Will sure be back as there are still a lot to choose from the menu!

Saturday, October 11, 2008

How are you mate?

We heard so much about Sylvia's Ireland boyfriend and finally I got the chance to meet him yesterday. We set for a luncheon meet over at Sg Wang. I actually expected him to be a fat and mature guy as what I recall seeing him in Sylvia's handphone but I was wrong. He is actually quite fit and looks a lot younger. Anyway, we sat in the cafe enjoying the food. He was quite, maybe I wasn't friendly enough. I then ordered a bucket of beers to get things going and it did. He loves beers and mentioned to me it is their culture back in their country to have beer whenever they could. He says beers here in Malaysia are cheaper compare to theirs. I told him that it is even cheaper in Bangkok, Indonesia and Cambodia! We had a great time talking just about anything. We were there for 3 hours and we already drank 3 buckets of beers!! We parted our ways by 4pm. But that is not the end, we met up again in the night!

Called Kvin, Butt and Pao to have a drink with the Irish guy. They all agreed. Venue was then set at Thai Club in KL but sadly the Irish is just wearing shorts and slippers! We then divert to The Laundry Bar in The Curve. Drank a few more jugs of beer and went home.

This western guy can really drink man! We all already blur blur but he still wanna go on drinking and the only thing Sylvia could do is just shake her head! Hahaha. Unbelievable! What a beer day! Can't imagine if I were to go to Ireland to visit him. Sure die lar!

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Big Sis B'day @ Milwaukee Kepong

Big Sis or we usually call her "Ah Tai" birthday is just around the corner, so my mother in law ask for a dinner outing. Set on a Sunday night and venue at Milwaukee Steak Corner in Kepong. The restaurant also known as a big bike concept restaurant for the Harley Davidson Club. This steak house also has another branch in Balakong and another in Vietnam! I have been to the Balakong outlet long long time ago liao and recall I had some good food there.

As we're looking at the menu, I found out that the prices are above average but worth it if the food is good. We ordered our dinner and overall it turns out all being acceptable. The one that is real good is the US Spare Ribs, medium done, so tender and juicy! But the price is high also lar. Hee hee. We also order some Escargot and it taste not bad either.

The food is not bad but the drinks are a bit on the steep side. Every drink cost at least RM6.90++. Another wonderful outing with my in laws. HAPPY BIRTHDAY AH TAI!!!!

Monday, October 6, 2008

De Solvang @ Solaris

Alright, why did I say that my mom won't be happy for long in my previous post? I think you can guess it. Yup, I went for a drinking session with my friends right after my mom's cake cutting ceremony. Hee hee... Leaving my 2 kids with her... She said that I'm very clever, make her happy happy then suddenly throw my kids for her to care.. hahaha... she just ask me to come home early and drink less... what a great mom I had!

Alrite, about the night drinking session. Why we had a gathering? Cause our lovely friend Liz Lee was here in KL. She is based in Penang and still single. So guys out there, do contact me for further enquiries... haha. At 1st, we actually planned to go to a Jazz bistro called Alexis in Ampang. There's a live performance there too. As I was on the way, Josh Wee who reach there 1st says the place is full house. Unbelievable, never thought there will be soo much Jazz lovers in KL. Anyway, we then change venue and Solaris came to my mind. Heard so much of the place so decided to try it out. We reach there and notice there is quite a number of pubs and bistros but not so much of patrons. We then choses one bistro called De Solvang as the music is relaxing.

The drinks sold here isn't cheap but expected lar. A jug of beer costs RM58++. Ordered a few jugs of beers, had some great chats and enjoyed the music played. Ohya, the beer ladies there are kind of sweet too. Hee hee.

Our Lovely Mom's B'day

Happy birthday to you,
Happy birthday to you,
Happy birthday to Mommy,
Happy birthday to you!

It was my mom's birthday, and we celebrated it last Saturday. It was really a good get together for me and my family. We had a wonderful seafood dinner (forget to take picture) and then went back home for the cake cutting. We had so much laughters during that night, thanks to my son Oscar as he made all sorts of animal faces and sounds. Only then I realizes that he knows so many different kind of animals. Not bad huh for a 3 year old.

My wife and I got her a glitering dinner handbag for present. My younger sis also bought her a bag, but it much bigger and expensive than mine.. hee hee... anyway, my mom is a happy woman that night... but not for long... hee hee (read my next post)

Friday, October 3, 2008

Divino @ One Bangsar

It was Hari Raya eve and since it is holiday tomorrow, we decided to celebrate it too. So off we went to Divino Wine Bistro at One Bangsar along with a few friends. This bistro was runned by the same boss of Denise Wines. I have heard of the place for quite sometime and the thing that attracts me is that they had a wine cellar there where we could purchase retail prices of the wines and savour in the bistro. No extra charge or corkage. I love wines.

We reach at about 8.30pm and the place was not pack. We ordered our dinner which was surprisingly not that expensive and could actually consider cheap for a place in Bangsar. Anyway, after placing the order, off we went to choose the red wine. The price range is from RM50++ to RM12000++ per bottle. Of course we did not get the 5 digit bottle lar. Hee hee. Was recomended a fruity and soft wine for starters. It was called Pinot Noir. Not strong at all but the ladies would love it. Food was not bad and we later on ordered another bottle. This time I chose Carbernet, a level higher than Pinot Noir.

Then a few more friends joined us and he chose another bottle Carbernet Sauvignon Merlot. Ah.. even stronger.. love it. We were chatting away and soon we ordered another bottle Shiraz this time which is the strongest in flavor. One of my friend got a bit high and went for a nap. Hahaha. It was a great wine night indeed.