Sunday, February 7, 2016

Our Preliminary Round Of CNY Family Gathering

WE BOOKED A DINNER ONE WEEK IN ADVANCEAT SUPER HLT RESTAURANT LAST NIGHT.....  It was our  Pre-Chinese New Year Dinner.... Food brings us together one round after another especially when all my siblings are back.... It is great to get together again and it would be even merrier if only our parents are around though no one mentioned it, we feel it in our hearts that way....
To start off the dinner... as usual we have this to mix-and-play-and eat!
One... Two... and a Three....
Here goes!!! 
And the food that comes along after..... 
Our preliminary round of CNY Food Gathering!!
Wishing all my Family and Friends....
A HAPPY AND A BLESSED CHINESE NEW YEAR!!!


Saturday, February 6, 2016

Kit Out Your Car With These Awesome Additions, Today!

Making your car your own is one of the most enjoyable parts to owning a vehicle. If that’s what you’re trying to achieve, but you aren’t sure how to go about it, then fear not! Here are a load of awesome additions you could kit out your car with today. It will feel like one of the world’s most expensive consumer cars in no time once you’ve had a quick tinker! Waste no more time, get reading, below!

New Tyres
A new set of tyres is a great place to start! Rusty old ones are going to look really naff, so make sure you bag some brand new, sparkling clean tyres. Michelin tyres tend to be the way to go when it comes to jazzing up your wheels. Therefore, it may be worth considering some Michelin’s along with other tyre manufacturers. They are known for their durability and style. A good and impressive looking tyre needs to be high quality, so shop around before splashing out!

SatNav
A top of the range SatNav is next in line to truly maxing out your car's potential. It’s not good having an awesome looking vehicle if you don’t know where you’re going in it. Getting lost in your sports car is going to look a little silly. So, in order to avoid this, be sure to pick up a nice TomTom or Garmin model to complete your car’s dashboard set-up. It’ll be worth it the next time you’ve got a long journey to navigate! SatNavs host a load of incredible features. Such as voice navigation, updatable maps and traffic information. These are so that you’re completely informed when on the road.


Apple CarPlay
Only selected cars have this awesome technical addition built in, but if you fancy manually installing it, then it is possible! Apple completely reinvented the in-car experience with this innovation, it really is intuitive. There’re so many incredible things you can do with Apple CarPlay, and it’s incredibly safe, too. It enables you to read back and dictate text messages, make and answer phone calls as well as navigate will Apple Maps. It even lets you listen to all your tunes through Spotify. What more could you want? Because everything can be done simply through either voice activation or a simple tap of the screen. This is the future, so if you want to really jump on the latest tech trends then kit out your car with this awesome addition today.

Personalised Plate
Getting a personalised plate is the number one way to truly personalise your vehicle. You could spell out your name, your birthday, an important date or a cool slogan across your numberplate. This will  really impress your friends and family! These plates can be really expensive to buy, and you are somewhat limited by their format. However, if you can get it right, then they’re definitely worth it! Remember, you can easily substitute a 1 for an ‘I’ and vice versa. Similarly, letters such as a ‘B’ can easily be replaced and still be legible with an 8. You’ll never fail to identify your car in a carpark again with your name plastered over the front and back bumpers.

Racing Seats
If you’re a bit of a boy racer and you like getting up to fast speeds in your car, then you might want to compliment your vehicle with some cool racing seats. These can add an additional bit of comfort to your drive, too. So, they may well be worth the upgrade! There’s plenty of places where you can buy these superb racing seats, too. Soon you’ll feel like your Formula 1 heroes when next driving your pimped out car!

Sport Pedals
Pair your awesome racing seats with some sport pedals. How cool will that feel the next time you’re putting your foot down on the motorway? These are so much better for heel-and-toe shifting and will help you keep control of your car leaps and bounds better!

Spray It A New Colour 
If you don’t like the current colour of your drive, then it might be worth investing in getting it sprayed. Imagine the possibilities, you could completely recreate your car’s look and feel from top to bottom! Possible colours you could opt for include matte black, which looks absolutely incredible. Alternatively go for Ferrari red, which might be even cooler! If you’re getting it done professionally, then you’ve got no worries. However, if you’re opting to do it yourself, then there’re some things you need to consider. Mainly, being the right type of spray paint! Be wary and get it right. The effects will be incredible!

Steering Wheel Grip
Perhaps you like having that extra bit of grip on the wheel when driving your car around corners or tight bends. If so, then a steering wheel grip is definitely for you. It also enables you to add a bit more colour and style to your driving experience. Plus, on cold mornings, there won’t be that chill on the wheel under your hands! Bonus.

New Speaker System
If you love your tunes, then you’re surely going to want to pump them out super loudly in your car. A new speaker system is the best way to do this. You could bag a massive subwoofer for your boot and surround sound speakers for the front and back seats. Just whack in your smartphone to the AUX point and start playing your favourite songs! Is there a cooler way to kit out your car than with this? Probably not!

LED Headlights 
Are your halogen headlights a bit weak? If so, then it’s definitely worth considering LED headlights. These are an awesome addition for your car. LEDs are so much brighter than their halogen equivalent. This is ideal for night drivers because your pathway will clearly be lit for you, which enables you to overtake in dark, unlit roads a lot more easily.


Hopefully, these awesome additions will kit your car out to the max. You should definitely have been inspired to completely reinvent your vehicle. Good luck and all the best with you car customisations!

The 10 Best Sports You've Never Tried

The world of sports just never seems to stay the same - and that’s no problem. Sports are constantly changing and evolving, and new ones are cropping up all the time. This is good news for anyone who might occasionally feel like a change from football. But what are the best little-known sports out there today? To help compare them, we’ve compiled a list of the ten best sports you’ve never tried. If you’re wondering what to pick up next, have a look at this for some inspiration. You never know - get into one of these sports early on, and  you just might become the world champion. And maybe before anyone else has even heard of the game!

Underwater Hockey
Underwater hockey has been around for a few years now, and it’s gaining a fair reputation. However, it is still largely unknown across the globe. This sport is pretty much exactly what it sounds like; hockey, but underwater. While ice hockey is believed to be the fastest sport on ground, underwater hockey is understandably a hell of a lot slower. But that doesn’t make it any less fun. Moving the puck around on the floor in a pool is no easy task!

Segway Polo 
So, we all know what a Segway is, and we all (kind of) know about polo. Segway polo is pretty much what it sounds like. While in regular polo, the players ride around on horses of different kinds, in this game, everybody uses a Segway. The main advantage to this seems to be that nobody has an unfair advantage over anyone else. An update on a game which makes it fairer - beautiful!

Street Luge
Street Luge is fairly dated now, but still not many people have heard of it. Even those who have heard of it don’t seem to know that much about it. Street luge is a little bit like the bobsled. The main difference is that, instead of on ice, it is played on asphalt or concrete. And instead of a whole team of people, everyone plays individually on their own, considerably smaller board. If you enjoy lying on your stomach, rolling down a hill as fast as possible, then this might be the game for you.

Pickleball
One of the cleverest sports to appear in the last hundred years is pickleball. Pickleball is the latest addition to the realm of racquet sports. It combines lots of different aspects of lots of different sports. In pickleball, you will see remnants of badminton, tennis and table tennis all rolled into one. Despite being invented all the way back in 1965, pickleball still hasn’t gained worldwide fame. However, there is talk of the sport being included in the 2020 Olympics, so fans haven’t given up on it yet!

Paddle Boarding
This sport, also known as ‘paddle surfing’, is just about the most fun you can have on water. The origins of paddle boarding can be traced back to Polynesia and Hawaii. Like all the best sports, it is deceptive - it looks simple, but, in fact, it is far from easy! In paddle boarding, you stand on a board a little like a surfboard and move through the water using - you guessed it - a paddle. Those who are in the know with this one say that it is just about the best workout a person can have in the water. That’s a definite selling point!

Roller Derby
This is often cited as one of the fastest-growing sports in the world today. And there is a very good reason for that - it is a hell of a lot of fun! Roller derby is played on an oval track with five skaters on each team. It is known for being dominated by female athletes - women of all shapes and sizes across the globe play the sport. And the attitude is not to be messed with! Put simply, one of the most badass sports around.

Canyoning
Canyoning might just be the ultimate in all outdoor activities, let alone just the world of sports. In short, canyoning involves making your way through a canyon using whatever skills you naturally happen to possess. Certain attributes will get you far with this one. The more multi-skilled you are, the better. The best canyon-ers are those who have great ability in jumping, scaling, swimming and abseiling. Or really just about anything. And what’s more - the stronger you are, the better, making this a real man’s sport!

Bossaball 
Bossaball is also known as trampoline volleyball - and that phrase alone pretty much says it all. Invented in Spain as recently as 2004, it has already gathered some pretty wide attention the world over. It includes elements from a few different sports, not just volleyball. Fans say that there are some aspects of soccer, and even a little bit of gymnastics thrown in for good measure. It is easy to see why bossaball is becoming so popular. The trampolines alone are enough to make this sport a definite spectacle for the crowds.

Skijoring
Now for what must be one of the weirdest sports in the history of the world. Skijoring has been described as part skiing, part sledding, part dog-walking! That’s certainly quite the combination, and that is why this is such a unique sport. This is a great one for any true-blue dog lovers out there. Both the human and the dog wear a harness, so it is safe for everyone. And, according to those in the know, it is gaining popularity year by year. For those with a love of skiing and dogs, you can’t say any fairer.

Wakeskating
Finally, we have wakeskating. This one looks like a huge amount of fun! In wakeskating, you are tethered to a boat with a wakeskate underneath you. What’s a wakeskate? Well, it’s a lot like a board, except it can be made of either fibre or wood. The important thing is to do as many tricks as you can. In terms of sheer thrills, this sport might be the one to try this year. 

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Friday, February 5, 2016

Food To Explore In Ipoh

IPOH IS GETTING BUSIER BY THE MINUTE.. yes, it is homecoming for many since last week.  Just alone in my area alone, the roads are filled with outstation vehicles... the Chinese New Year atmosphere is now on.  Food is abundant everywhere, stalls are opened full blast to cater foodie lovers especially those who come back from afar.... Locals like me will stay home and relax watching Astro... hahahaha...

For food lovers, I have a few selections here, some places where I have been to eating for the past weeks.  Some are popular and well known... and some where locals love to go....
From Keng Nam along Jalan Raja Ekram....
I like their glutinous rice with sweet kaya.... 
For prawn mee noodles, I like the stall from this coffeeshop 
along Lebuh Taman Ipoh, Ipoh Garden South... 
The shop is along the same row as Scotch Pub.... 

The Hakka Noodles suits my taste buds!! 
The pumpkin barley is something special... nice combination...
An elderly uncle selling some varieties of dumplings...
Worth trying them out!
Yat Yat Sing Curry noodles in Ipoh Garden...
And their pork balls.... 
This is taken in one coffeeshop just opposite the Pasir Puteh market...
                          I love the way they prepared the hard boil eggs with toasted bread.... 
For something clear and nice, I like the Hor Hee along Jalan Lahat....
Their crispy beancurd skin goes well with the noodles...
Oh, this one is taken in Tuck Kee Restaurant, Pasir Pinji...
I like the way they cook the noodles... very aromatic! 
These are a few which I have eaten for the past few weeks...
Of course there are many more choices to explore....
Meanwhile.....
Welcome to IPOH!!


3 Easy Tips To Reduce The Costs Of Driving

Do you worry about the amount of money it costs to keep your car on the road? Would you like to lower the cost of getting from A to B without swapping your vehicle? Then you’ve come to the right place. The ideas and information on this page will help everyone to keep more cash in the bank at the end of the month. You don’t need qualifications in mechanics, and don’t need to invest in expensive technology. In truth, most of the advice you’re about to read comes down to common sense. Still, there’s nothing wrong with stating the obvious and refreshing your memory.

Pay for regular engine tuning

Car tuning is often used to enhance vehicle performance. However, it could also help you to reduce your fuel costs considerably. Just take your automobile to a trained mechanic and ask how they could help. You won’t notice a massive difference straight away, but you should see an improvement over the course of a few weeks. With a bit of luck, you won’t have to fill the tank so often, and you will have more cash in the bank or life’s luxuries. Make sure the professional you select understands your goals before they get started. Otherwise, they could make changes that create the opposite results.



Amend your insurance policy

Most people have to make an estimate with regards to mileage when applying for insurance. It’s often wise to over-estimate your travel distances to ensure you’re always covered. However, the price of your policy could decrease if you offer a more accurate figure. So, now could be the best time to call your insurance provider and put them straight. Also, making small changes to how you use the car and where you keep it could improve the situation. Maybe it’s time to put your vehicle in a garage overnight? That should also encourage the provider to drop their prices.
  
Don’t use your car for short commutes

It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to see that you always use more fuel during short drives. With that in mind, you should turn that situation around right now. Don’t make the mistake of driving to the shops when they are less than three miles away. Walking would reduce your fuel costs, but it could also help you to get in shape. That is an especially good idea for people who own models with large engines. A short commute to the shops could cost almost as much as a long motorway drive. Remember that, and try to avoid using your vehicle unless it’s 100% necessary.

Those three tips should help all readers to lower the costs of driving. Of course, you don’t have to stop there. It’s possible to modify your engine to ensure you get the optimum distances from petrol and diesel. The only issue is those modifications can cost a lot of money. So, anyone going that far should get their calculator out. Work out the costs involved and then see if it’s cheaper to purchase something new. At the end of the day, there is nothing wrong with a small engine. Cars don’t have to be status symbols - sometimes they’re just functional items.
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Thursday, February 4, 2016

Have Food Will Hop To Lawan Kuda, Gopeng

HAVE FOOD WILL HOP~~ Alright, I know I have been hopping around for the past few months but that did not deter me from going out for food!  No distance is too much an obstacle when it comes eating but then of course, there must be "willing" friends to take me around....I really want to Thank God, for I have a number of these "foodie samaritians" to drive me here and there and to make sure I have my meals for each day!  hahahahaa....

Initially I was kind of hesitant to go out especially in the evening, I guess I have to overcome the dark phobia on the streets in my condition.  I just have to be more careful when it comes to stepping on the ground during the dark.  Now slowly and slowly each day, I am getting more confident in my steps even though I am still using the clutches/clutch/cane.

When my friend messaged me to go for dinner at Lawan Kuda one evening, I quickly say "Yes, Yes, please come take me!"  So nice of this couple who drove all the way from their home and to my house and another forty minutes to this place in Lawan Kuda... aka... Fighting Horse near Gopeng.

This is the shop which we had not been before and all ready to try out...
With ample parking too...

And a Big open area for us to choose our table and seats...
We were the early birds as usual....
And it is nice to have our dinner in open air with the evening clouds looming above us...
As for the dishes.... we ordered aplenty to feed at least five people....
Any kind of Greens is my favourite.....
Oh, what is this called...  
In cantonese it is "Tai Cheong".... aka.... Big Intestines?
Anyway, it is like eating sotong... squids... 
hahahhaaa...
And this is Lawan Kuda signature dish...
Every shop serves this fish called Snake Head aka Ikan Haruan....
And the remaining pieces to be boiled as herbal wine soup.....
After drinking a bowl or two, I could feel blood rushing to my head...
Really "Geng" one... 
The portions are very Big.. 
More than enough to feed five people, right?
The bill came to RM69....
With that, we feel very satisfied and of course, very SuperFULL!
Thank you, Friends!


Biarritz - The Luxurious Heart Of Basque Culture In France


A town on the Bay of Biscay, Biarritz is a location that has something for everyone. A culture of surfing that takes advantage of the Atlantic waves. A host of late-night bars for every taste. A casino where you can let loose and let luck take over. However, it’s the luxury of the town that it’s most known for. The town has been a retreat for European royalty since the early nineteenth century. So, as you can imagine, Biarritz prides itself on lavish relaxation. Keep reading and you’ll soon learn how to enjoy this gorgeous city in style.
Image by Wikimedia

Accommodation
Biarritz has its choices of four and five-star hotels. It also has plenty of bed and breakfasts that can take you from the glittering coast to the rural surroundings of the town. The Hotel du Palais is famous for being built by Napoleon III to suit his wife Empress Eugenie’s taste. However, to truly enjoy Biarritz luxury, we recommend setting yourself up in a villa of your own. With your own pool, gorgeous vistas belonging to you alone and plenty of options, renting a villa gives you easy access to the rest of the town.
 
Image by David McKelvey

Artisan food market
The French are well known for loving their food and, in this, Biarritz won’t be beaten. This is no stall for cheap snacks and bland meats. The food market of Biarritz is highly curated and offers only the best local produce. As a fishing village, you’re bound to find a boastful selection of seafood. There’s plenty of the mouth-watering pastries, cheeses and gourmet hams, too
 
Image by Tommie Hansen.

The beaches
Biarritz is close to several beaches where you can soak up the sun and take to the waves. Surfing exploded in popularity here, making the town Europe’s capital of surfing. The Grande Plage can be very crowded in the peak season, but always makes for a peaceful, still very warm, morning visit. The Old Port Beach is large, but often less crowded. This makes it a hit for the locals and those who love the atmosphere of the rocky coves sheltering you from the winds. There are also plenty of cafes nearby to grab yourself a delicious pastry as you watch the tide.
Image by Wikimedia


Basque pelota
Biarritz is one of those regions where Basque culture still lives loud and proud. A town of fiery, free-spirited people, you’ll find that the sport Basque pelota is very much a living past-time here. Why not give it a try? There are clubs in the area to join in and the sport is well known to be one of the most adrenaline-charged games you can play. Just take care of yourself as the balls are both very dense and very fast.

The Imperial chapel
Just like the Hotel du Palais, the Imperial chapel harkens back to the time when the Emperors, most notably the Napoleons, ruled France. A gorgeous building of brick, murals and enamel medallions, it was built by the architect Boeswillwald in the mid-1800s. It’s another reflection of the unique cultures of the area and the times. Mixing Byzantine and Moorish-Spanish styles, it’s definitely one for the architecture fans.

Biarritz is a town of luxury we should all get to see at some point in our life. However, don’t be scared to go if you’re not quite as flush with cash as you would like to be. With the right tips on how to save money on your holiday, you can enjoy all there is to see, eat and do in Biarritz without ending up bankrupt.

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