Saturday, October 25, 2014

Kenny Rogers Lookalike Took Away My Wisdom

My wisdom tooth has been giving me problem for many months. But I was been procrastinating till the tooth said, "Help, help... I cannot crush any more food for you!"   Yes, whenever I eat, I have to adjust the amount of food to be crushed this side and on the other good side.   That was tedious work, right?  Why don't I end the suffering since I love to EAT?

And leaving no choice, I carried my heavy legs to visit the dentist, a day after Deepavali.  I heard there are three dental clinics along the same row... the first one, Dr C... then next two doors away, another Dr C... then another two shops away... Dr. O....  Who shall I choose?  hahahaha... I didn't manage to choose ANY cos the two Dr. C has not opened their clinics yet! 
And so... here I am.... in Dr. O's clinic... first timer...
When I saw him.... first impression.....hmmm...... Very rugged man!
Beard-dy... reminded me of Kenny Rogers...
haahahaha...
Ok... serious mode... after some minutes of consultation and advice, I was given an injection....
(I felt the needle three times onto my gum actually)
OUCH!! OUCH!!!!
Then I was told to wait...
While waiting, I started to take pictures .... 
Starting with my legs............
Should I cross them this way?
....... Or this way.......
Clean basin with water overflowing........
Finally I sat this way...
That was my last picture....
The Doctor came in and within seconds, my wisdom was gone for good!
Phewwwww.... what a Big Relief!
Thank you, Dr. Rugged... 
Hope I don't have to see you again... 
But...  IF I have to, I will come back to you..
Cos you look like Kenny Rogers!
hahahahaa...





Thursday, October 23, 2014

8 Course Meal At Super HLT Restaurant, Ipoh

My family had a Thanksgiving celebration last weekend. We went to Super HLT Restaurant for our lunch this time... and upon arrival, there was also an event going on, a Kindies' Graduation function was going on. Wow.. nowadays, kindergartens also hold functions in restaurants! Enjoy the kids' performance while savouring the food....
Coming back to our own "family function", there were seventeen of us and we occupied two tables... It was a eight cost lunch and the food was kind of special in its own way.... All of us enjoyed the meal tremendously....
First dish.... everything on this plate "disappeared" in no time...
No, it is not shark fins but fish maws with crab meat...
Steamed Sea Bass....
This one needs no introduction.... I love the white dumplings with sauce...
I took only one of this....
 Prefer this dish more than the above...
A very scrumptious dish indeed...
Fried rice for the ending....
Pancakes and steamed dumplings as desserts....
And ended with melon pudding....
This 8+1 course meal cost around RM500 per table...
Supposed to be around RM888... that was what was written in the menu...
Big Thank You to my dear one for footing the bill...




Planning A Trip To Charlotte? 4 Things You Need To Know



Charlotte is a diverse city, mixing the fast-paced East Coast lifestyle with the sweet, slow charm of the South. Don't expect this fast-growing metropolis to behave like other southern cities; its cultural identity is modern and eclectic. If a Charlotte getaway is in your future, here are four things to keep in mind when you plan your trip.

Time Your Trip For Hotel Deals
The city is hot, humid, and busy in the summer months; you'll get the best rates during the spring and fall. Remember, the Queen City is a major banking and business center, second only to New York City. Because of this, you'll pay significantly more for a room during the week than you will on weekends. In fact, Uptown business district hotels like the Marriott City Center and the Hampton Inn Charlotte Uptown usually offer deep discounts and special weekend packages to fill their empty rooms; enjoy the premium location at a budget price.

Don't Rely On Public Transportation
While Charlotte does have a bus and light rail system, it's not as robust as other cities comparable in size. In fact, unless you plan to spend most of your time in Uptown, you'll want a car. Fortunately, most of the hotels in Charlotte offer convenient parking options and oversized lots, and you'll find car rental companies both at the airport and in the downtown area. If you do forego a car, you'll need exact change ($2 per ride for adults, $1 for children) for the bus unless you purchase a pass, which are available mainly at neighborhood grocery stores. Check the CATS website (www.charmeck.org/city/charlotte/CATS) for locations and pass options. 

Plan To Attend A Sporting Event
Charlotte welcomed its NFL team, the Carolina Panthers, in 1995, and the city is full of passionate supporters. If you're in town on a home-game weekend, expect to find Uptown swarmed with boisterous football fans making their way to Bank of America Stadium. If NASCAR is your thing, you'll definitely want to visit in May or October to experience one of the major events at the Charlotte Motor Speedway; plan to buy your tickets months in advance unless you want to go broke on last-minute seats. Don't forget to check out the NASCAR Hall of Fame.

Save Money At The Plentiful Free Attactions
One of the most popular attractions in Charlotte is Freedom Park, a 100-acre lakeside park about three miles from the hurly-burly of the city center. Dubbed the "Central Park of Charlotte," Freedom Park has miles of walking and bike paths, tennis courts, and picnic facilities. It's also the location of dozens of free festivals and events like the Kings Drive Art Walk.
Don't miss the 7th Street Public Market, in indoor marketplace showcasing local produce, flowers, edibles, and delightful Piedmont wines. Grab a slice of pizza at Pure Pizza, which makes its pies from ingredients sold right in the market. 
No matter what brings you to Charlotte, you'll fall in love with its unique southern flair and perpetually busy atmosphere.

Author Bio: 

Sheila Westin is a freelance travel writer and food blogger who writes about the charms, cuisine, and culture of the places she visits. A last-minute travel aficionado, Sheila spends her free time flying down the freeway or across the friendly skies for quick getaways. When she's not on the road, Sheila enjoys exploring the excellent restaurants and jazz clubs of her native Washington, DC. 

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Ipoh Buntong Fried Noodles Resurfaced Again!

Buntong Fried Noodles along Leong Sin Nam Street was quite well known one time for making patrons wait at least half hour or 45 minutes before food was being served and if one is too hungry, one should not go to this shop. It is also not surprising to see the men holding and reading newspaper while waiting to be served. Well, that was few years ago...

Not sure what happened, suddenly business stopped, the man "disappeared" and I heard there was franchise on his noodles.. I am not into franchising food products, I prefer the originality so I stopped eating the fried noodles. Then recently, someone told me that the man "reappeared" and this time he was at another location in town along Osborne Street, just behind the former Majestic cinema. The shop is called MXII....
Finally....  I found "him"...  yes, same man... cos I remember he is quite "skinny" type...
Still the same look but not as skinny as before... hahahaa...
My girl and I went around 7pm.... not many people as in those days...
Maybe his old customers have not "found" him yet....
On the other side, a couple was preparing dumplings.....
While waiting for our fried noodles, we ordered these below...
Called "Kau Chee"... I prefer those with leeks fillings......RM6 for 5 of these...
We ordered a bowl of egg gravy flat noodles...
AKA... Wat Tan Hor...  RM6
And a plate of fried meehoon....RM6
Well, how was the taste?
Not too bad... 
Will come by again.... this time with a bigger group...
Can taste more varieties!

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

DIY Petai Fried Rice

Reanaclaire cooks again! One vendor parked his car in my office compound and started to sell raw petai (stinky beans).... No, he is not any ordinary vendor, somebody from the office must have told him to come and sell his petai to us with super cheap price. Each of us got 8 strands of petai for only RM3! So cheap!

Being "auntie-ness" and not wanting to be left out for not buying, I ended up with 8 strands of petai too... then cracking my head what to do with them after that...
picture courtesy from here



 I got eight strands of the above.....
and it took me more than half an hour to get them peeled and cleaned....

Upon reaching home, I quickly cook rice... 
Actually I steamed them.... took me half hour or so...
Fragrance restored in steaming....
2 eggs, lots of garlic and RM3 of petai.....
Add in some dried sambal prawns given by my colleague....
And within minutes, my dinner is ready!
My Petai Fried Rice....
Eating petai is for "washing" our kidneys...
But for the next few days, I have to wash my toilet!
hahahahaaa....


Monday, October 20, 2014

Homemade Roselle Jam

As I was taking my furry member for an evening walk last week, I stopped to talk to a lady who was doing some gardening just right outside her corner house. I don't know her well but we always smile and nod when we see each other. She was holding a cangkul and digging into the soil and I asked her what she was going to plant.  She told me that she is planting Roselle...

Oh, I only heard of Roselle cakes recently.... and I didn't know how the plant looks like until I saw one plant just outside her house.  She told me she was going to plant a few more trees because her rosellejam business is doing quite well.  At the moment, she only have one roselle plant and that is why she wanted to plant more so that she can do more jam and sell them......

Feeling curious, I also made an order, I wanted to try how the jam tastes like.... the very next day, I saw her waiting for me at her gate... she waved me over and passed the small tub of jam to me... it cost only RM5....
I took it to the office the very next day...
She told me to finish it fast because it is free from preservatives....
I "sapu-ed" the roselle jam on five pieces of Jacobs.... 
*Another two pieces were already in my stomach!*
The next day I tried the jam on four pieces of bread....
See.... my jam was almost finished!

So how was the taste?
The Rosella jam was not as sweet as those sold on the shelves..
Maybe that was the reason why I managed to eat more than I usually do!


Sunday, October 19, 2014

Kepox Pay-As-You-Wish Lunch In SOHO, Ipoh

Our friendship traveled way back to 10 years when I was transferred to this new office in 2003.  There are a few whom I know way back to the 1980s and some new found friends only a few years ago.  Funny though, we were in the same building but never got to know each other well until recently.... and from then on, our friendship "blossomed" and soon, one by one, we will not be working in the same office again...

So when the youngest one suggested that we "get together" on our Friday long lunch hour, we agreed most heartedly.  The Youngest One even grouped us together under the name of Kepox in watsapp.. don't ask me what it meant... the administrator herself also didn't know why she came up with this name! hahahahaa... That shows how "un-serious" we are!  Anything also Can!

I suggested coming by to Stan and Brew In SOHO... a nice place where we can eat, talk and laugh with comfort and ease..... 


 Before the "Real Food" came,, we quickly take a picture......
The Kepox Group!
(whatever it stands for....)
We ordered a few sets to be shared among us...
First comes the salad and drinks...
Fish and Chips... RM17 for the set that comes with salad and iced lemon tea....
 Pasta something ... 
Chicken chop.. RM15.90 also comes with a a set...
We ordered a XXL King Size Burger to share too...
Take my round face to compare with the round burger... 
We have to cut it into a few portions  ... RM29
And the Fun begins with Food...
Here comes the bill for RM90!
Everyone chipped in to the bill..
Thank you, Kepox admintrator...
We must go for another Pay-As-You-Wish lunch again!
Hahaahhaa...