Tuesday, August 16, 2011

21st Century Cafe @Mewah Club, Kajang

Spend the Sunday practically touring KL with Irene to collect her stocks from the supplier. We nearly managed to get lost in the Titiwangsa area, can't remember when was the last time I step a foot there but it was fun, laughing all the way, having some catch up session! Was starving on our way back, with her husband away at Kuantan, I snap her up for dinner with the boyf. Due to her very-the-normal-weird-cravings all these time, she decided 3 weeks had been a too long wait for her mushroom soup & hence, she brought us to this place, 21st Century Cafe @Mewah Club in Kajang.

That place just managed to become one of my favorite places at the first sight. I will just describe it as Kajang's look out point! Located in Mewah Club right beside the swimming pool, its just another look out point, only just this one, is overlooking Kajang instead of KL! Its comfy & windy enough & better than the look out point in Ampang, this one serve tons of imported beers! And the menu is wide-ranged as well, serving from typical western cuisine to local cuisine to fresh seafood & "wok"-cuisines!

Chocolate milkshake coming up in a s h o e! Its definitely thicker than most chocolate shakes I drink outside!
Tropical fruit tea..
And Irene's hot honey lemon that come serving in an OldTown White Coffee cup =_="
Reason why we are here =_=" Mushroom soup.. Its not that its very good but its because of the c r a v i n g s again!
My must-have, baked escargots!
His must have, fried spring roll!
Smoked chicken..
Sizzling chicken chop & grilled prawns..
Guess what's thissssss!!??!
Cheese fondue! Yes! They serve this as well! If you like escargot sauces, try this! Its similar to that but only more cheesier.. But still, if you are to made it to my preference, I would want it to be even more cheeessyyy!

Night was spent with love, 3 of us laughing till all of us got cramps.. Definitely not a good thing for my Irene love! Grrr!! Double date soon *winks*

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Time flies! Happy Birthday To-o-m-my!

Headed down Velvet last Friday for my pet brother's birthday after being MIA so long from any party scenes.. Was driving down alone when this thought flash into me..

"Same day, last year, I was heading down to Seven @ Melbourne, to attend the same fella's birthday with almost all the same faces. That was a year ago & yet, I realized how time flies & how much I miss Melbourne & most important of all, the people whom I had called my friends there! So much had happened since then but memories of what happened back then will always remain precious to me!"

Back to the picture.. oh.. topic.. That night was pretty crazy, first time in a whole freaking year that I managed to dance almost the whole night long! Drinks was downed pretty quickly & down the dancefloor we headed to! Bumped into many familiar faces as well, guess the party people in KL back then are still the party people right now! Was glad for that though!

Happy 22nd big boy! You own me golf lessons now!!
My one & only honey loves ♥
The long time no see ah moi, Victoria ♥
Jenn Lim who's back from Melbourne for the winter!
Met some kinky new friends too!
Went into OMG-mood when I saw this pic! How much more chubbier can my face get..!?!
The 2 girls who managed to make me dance whole night long.. Can't remember when was the last time I did that!
Ain't my pet brother lucky?
Cheers to Ausmat! Cheers to Melbourne peeps!

If only the others are here as welllll! Guess I will just have to wait till for the summer break for that to happen!

Hokkaido Ichiba @Gardens

The craving for Japanese food can never be satisfied & it comes all the time to me, hence a random trip down to Garden. Zanmai's was mad-packed as usual, being too lazy to line up, the boyf & I decided to try out Hokkaido Ichiba. Idk why, but the menu was suprisingly similar to Rakuzen's in some way, especially the side special menu. Service was way much better compared to Rakuzen @ Desa Park City though!

Craving for all these.. Teppanyaki beef, salmon sashimi *the sashimi is really fresh*, sushi..
Grilled scallop!
Boyf's unagi rice with clear soup..
Must have gyoza *boyf wants it every time he go any Jap restaurant*
Teriyaki chicken...
Food for both of us! Looking back at the pictures, I realize why I had gained so much weight recently! Hmmmm!!

Any good, healthy tips to diet besides exercise? Please do let me know!

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Tuesdays with Morrie - Family

Being a bookworm, I ended up with a huge collection of books & I read all kind of book from fiction to non-fiction, romance to horrors, comics to autobiography. But there is 2 books that I never got tired from reading it over & over again, 2 book that I linked closely with my life, Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom & The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch. Both book was introduced to me by a very special person & yes, I thanked him a millions time for all he had taught me.

10th August 2011 can be marked as the worst day this year, family + relationship + work + financial problems all coming together.. Family being the worst of all.. But here's a passage I closely relates to & find comfort with.

"The fact is, there is no foundation, no secure ground, upon which people may stand today if it isn't the family. It's become quite clear to me as I've been sick. If you don't have the support & love & caring & concern that you get from a family, you don't have much at all. Love is so supremely important. As our great poet Auden said, 'Love eah other or perish..'."

"This is a part of what a family is about, not just love, but letting others know there's someone who is watching out for them. Its what I missed so much when my mother died---What I call your 'spiritual security'---knowing that your family will be there watching out for you. Nothing else will give you that. Not money. Not fame."


Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Babies turn me ON!

Attended some meeting this morning when the lady owner brought over her extremely adorable baby girl along which got me gaping over the cuteness! Babies practically turn me ON! And when I say on, I was practically oozing & I just can't keep my eyes away from her! I was too shy to take any pictures of her even though she's very very friendly but business is still business! Given the time gap I've stop blogging, I'm going to show you my favorite person in the world, Cally girl aka my adorable, notti, love-to-eat niece!

See how grown up she is? Ahhhh! Just a random shot when we were heading out somewhere..

Can I have a baby pweetttyyy pweetttyyy pweeaassseee???

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Forever & ever, Amen.

Life had gotten so difficult that at times, I can hardly find the strength to breath but life goes on, the clock goes ticking by & the world will never stop spinning just because you think that your own life is so dreadful. A very close family member of mine had just come upon his own family crisis throughout this year & it makes me learn so many things. Work is so challenging with my financial problems that I learnt more. Experiences make us learn & grow, mistakes are made into valuable lessons & success are turned into memorable memories.

After all these happenings, close friends who knew what happened came & ask me if I still believe in marriage? My answer? Yes, of course. I know there are friends out there who had given up on loving & trusting another soul for live after being hurt through their own unique experiences. Every relationship will have its ups & downs, nobody is perfect & nobody ever will but it brings no good into bringing on the hurt that happen from the past into the future because at the end of the day, we our self will be the one who is torturing our own mental & soul. I had experienced enough nightmares to understand it. The other half of course, had to be there for us to build up the trust as well. Relationship is never about me or you but me & you.

Maybe I don't believe in forever & ever, Amen but I do believe in a relation where true love & trust exist between two different souls. Its never easy but its not impossible either.

Remember, everything in life requires the simple action of "give & take", even in relationship.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Departure Lounge

It starts off with where it ended..

Sudden urge to get back on this space of mine where I can share & post what I wanted without caring who's reading it, who's not.. Guess its a part of me & I will just go on & off on it.. Looking back at the old posts bring back some really good memories but of course, the bad ones are there too.. My life is not perfect neither am I but I tried to live it with the least regrets..

Life had been pretty hectic since I started working.. Only off days for us are Sundays & waking up for breakfast is definitely not a routine for him but I always do enjoy a nice breakfast here & there, hence the effort of him waking up earlier on this particular Sunday.. I miss the weekly breakfast we used to have back in Melbourne but I will satisfy with what I hope to be a monthly routine for now!

Departure Lounge @Soho KL, Solaris! Been to the one at Damansara but this one is definitely way better in terms of environment & eh-hem, temperature!
Order my favorite cappuccino, theirs is one of the best in Malaysia!
And a after-drink, a peach-flavored tea! Nice thing to have during hot weather for sure!
Freshly grounded mushroom soup..
5-choice breakfast.. One more reason to visit for breakfast, all their breakfast set is for you to pick & mix yourself, comes in 3-choice, 5-choice & 7-choice followed with 2 pieces of toast..
My 3-choice breakfast.. With only little money, you can upgrade your toast to english muffin & other choices! English muffin is always good to have!
Here's the reason for my recent weight gain! I tend to be satisfy with lots of food, hence extra ordering a toasted turkey ham & cheese with extra egg mayo filling in foccasia bread! I do miss their monthly specials, where there used to be toasted egg mayo & crabmeat on farmer bread! Can someone bring it back pwetty pwettyy pweeaasseee!