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Tuesday, March 29, 2011

LomoLomo

I ♥ it!



Discovered this amazing new apps in Chris’s I-phone. Even though I’m never a Lomo hard core, but I’ve always love photos with Lomo effect. And although I can easily do those with Photoshop but it’s always good to have a shortcut, isn’t it? :D Inside this apps, there are several Lomo effects and lens to choose from. This acts just like an actual Lomo camera but minus the film. How great! I can’t stop camwhoring with it since :P



Besides, I’m also playing The Sims 3 Ambitions. Honestly, it is quite addictive!

Uggghh, I have always thought that the global craze over I-phone is very abnormal and unhealthy but yet, look at me now! I’m slowly falling into the pit of I-phone’s devotee! -_-

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Nalyssa’s 3 Years Old Birthday Party


Forcing the birthday girl to have a photo with me.

It was Nalyssa’s 3 years old birthday! Did I mention that she is a cute, sweet and cheeky little girl? Her sweet voice can melt my heart ~



It’s a Mickey themed party. Each of us had to wear a hairband with Mickey’s ears which was handmade by Nicole herself. Consequently, there was a bunch of grown-ups with Mickey’s ears wandering around – a funny sight :)


Oppsss, camwhore break :p

Thinking back, I never had such birthday party during my childhood. During good times, my parents would buy me a cake… otherwise, it would be just like any normal days, but mom would at least make me some “red eggs” (It’s a chinese culture, symbolizes prosperities and good luck) :) Oh, the same goes to Bel & Sus - they never had such a happening birthday party during childhood too. Kids nowadays are rather lucky, aren’t they?


Well done, mummy Nic!

On a side note, we really have to give a round of applause to Nicole because she’s due in the next two weeks but yet, she managed to organize an eventful birthday party for her girl. She is a hyperactive mum! In a month or two, she will need to organize yet another party – her baby’s boy fullmoon!

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Chris's Mum Birthday: El Cerdo, Changkat Bukit Bintang


Private dining room with Chinese settings.

Celebrated Chris’s mummy birthday at El Cerdo, located at Changkat Bukit Bintang, KL. It is the porkiest place I’ve been to – doorknob with a pig head, cute photos of piglet on the wall, flying pig chime, a handful collection of pig’s figurine on the display cabinet, and of course, a porky-loaded menu. In one word, you can spot a pig everywhere! Literally “The Pig” place.


Hours of waiting..........

It was a looooong evening. Just allow me to calculate the hours we have spent for that entire dinner: 2 hours of travelling time (caught in traffic jam) + 2 hours of waiting for Chris’s family (they were caught in traffic jam too) + 1 ½ hour eating = a total of 5 ½ hours in which, 4 hours were spent on nothing except getting a new high score (of my own record) on “Veggie Samurai”.


Piglet chopping in action.

If you order Roasted Suckling Pig at El Cerdo, there’s a tradition to follow before you can actually eat it. The steps are (as much as I can remember):
1. The lucky one will have to knock the plate on the table for 3 times
2. Chop the piglet 3 times –on the head, centre and butt
3. Make a wish
4. Dump the plate on the wooden bin to break it

Apparently, it is a Greek Tradition where the act of breaking the plate brings a meaning of breaking all the bad things so that only good things remain. That’s what I understand from the waiter’s explanation.


Cesar's Salad.
El Cerdo’s Family Sausage Platter – sausage indulgence.


German Crispy Knuckle – Luckily this didn’t put my pork’s quota to waste (I limit myself from eating too much pork). The fats layer had a Jell-O like texture, I didn’t know I was actually eating a layer of “bad” fats. The skin was undoubtedly crispy.


Griiled Seabass.
Spaghetti with Mixed Seafood in Home-made Prawn Bisque – nothing wow about it. The sauce was rather plain.


Roasted Suckling Pig (half) - Its crispy skin was so seducing but I didn’t eat any of those. I’m sorry but I just can’t bring myself to eat a piglet!

Happy Birthday to you "Oink oink", happy birthday to you "oink oink"....! Lol, that's exactly how they (the waiter team) sing!


Werner’s Special – a twist from the usual birthday cake. The glass was filled with mango sauce, chocolate mousse and raspberry sherbet. A good balance of sweet and sour.


Family potrait taken by a very friendly waiter. A bit blur-ish though.


Cute pig-ass paper bag!

I have taken a day-off on coming Friday! Yay to long weekend!

Wednesday, March 09, 2011

Carol's Birthday: Tanzini, G Tower



The night view at Tanzini is a candy for the eyes. Breezy wind, city view, dazzling lights – the terrace is the place where you would want to sit all night long. Throw in a couple of your favourite besties and it’ll be a perfect girls night out – ONLY if they have bigger tables and more seats out there at the terrace. But on the other hand, I would prefer to go during the day as taking photos of food seem to be easier and more ideal when there’s daylight.


Soft Shell Crab Salad. Cioppino (Seafood Stew).


Grilled Chicken Fillet.
Saffron Risotto with Pan-seared Scallops - for some, they dislike risotto because the texture of the rice is rather chewy. But that’s exactly what I love about risotto – the chewiness. There was a well-balanced flavour in this dish, not too cheese-y nor creamy.


Vegetarian Aglio Olio – custom made for Mun, a vegetarian.
Mushroom steak – the healthiest “steak” ever! I was surprised it actually tasted very good! Perfect for vegetarians.


Lavender Ice Cream. Tiramisu A Pezzi.


Exotic Cheese Cake for the Birthday girl!



Many happy wishes for Carol! :)

Monday, March 07, 2011

Din Tai Fung (鼎泰豐), Pavilion


Golden Pumpkin with Salted Egg – Both pumpkin and salted egg are my favorites. Thus I can hardly say no to dishes that combine both together.


Xiao Long Bao – I reckon many of us enjoy testing the durability of its very thin skin by hanging the Xiao Long Bao in the air for a few seconds with a chopstick, before popping them into the mouth. This is part of the fun, isn’t it? The broth inside was very sweet. A high quality Xiao Long Bao I must say.


Truffle Xiao Long Bao – We have had the normal Xiao Long Bao, now here comes the real treat, exclusively only at Din Tai Fung. The additional of truffle brought an extra sweetness to the broth inside the Xiao Long Bao. I couldn’t say I have much knowledge about truffle, but it seems that the usage of truffle has been very popular these days. The only thing I’m sure about truffle is that, it’s rather pricey.


House Special Steamed Chicken Soup La Mian – a bad decision. Not only did the chicken meat was hard, the soup had a strong chicken smell too.


Hot and Sour Soup – Just right for someone who has a low appetite. Not suitable for those who have a sensitive stomach though.


Yam Xiao Long Bao – A complimentary "gift" on your birthday. If you happen to be dining at Din Tai Fung during your birthday, just flash your I/C to them and you’ll get your “Birthday Xiao Long Bao”. The yam filling was not too sweet but the skin was too thick, especially the top part. Tips: If you have ordered a lot of dishes, it is wise not to redeem.
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