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Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Dinner at Maiu Japanese Restaurant

Yesterday we got an invite for an annual dinner organized by one of our suppliers so me and Johnny went for the dinner after work. Maiu Japanese restaurant was formerly known as Umai-ya Japanese Restaurant. Explains why we couldn't find the place and the organizer spelled the restaurant's name wrongly LOL.
Looks like Omaiu doesn't it =/
Greeted by a cosy atmosphere
Other agencies in the restaurant. Love the setting, lots of privacy =D
The private rooms for functions. we should've grabbed this seat for better photos of the food >_< Lighting is just terrible.
It was an a la carte buffet so we got to order what we want *_* with some already pre-ordered for us.
Soft shell crab~
Our spread on the table~
We were treated to a little sake as well =)
Someone's super happy! XD;;
California rolls I think?
Thank you gift~
Food was good~ a bit sad that they don't have unagi =P Glad I got to taste sake for the first time heehee~ It's definitely better than beer or other alcoholic beverages. Felt really bad that we couldn't finish the bottle >w< and true enough I felt like the youngest among the lot. 

Monday, May 23, 2011

It Gets Closer

This week will be a very stressful week for me. Stress coming from both directions, work and personal life. Lots of editing to do, more practice and more chopping. I hope this will be all worth it T_T. I'm aiming so high yet my work is not up to quality *headdesks*. I hope my efforts will all be worth it >_<.

Went to C2AGE today, it felt like a CF Sri Sedaya version. Roamed around and chatted with people I've never talked to for eons. Surprisingly I manage to kill time till 7pm lol. I got myself a book too while I was browsing Borders.
*scratches head* Yes... it's a book on essential Mandarin lol
At the rate it goes, I can't afford to go to Mandarin classes for now and if I want to try Singapore in 3-4 years, I'll have to start now since I've such a slow brain.

Gods I'm so stressed for this coming weekend!!! *crosses fingers* All the best to meeeeee \>A</

Friday, May 20, 2011

Late Night Dim Sum @ Kedai Kopi Mee Bon

Back in the old days (I feel like 40 now), dad would lure us to wake up early if we wanted to go have dim sum. The shops near our area would serve dim sum early in the morning and would close by 10am and dad, being the foodie would try and tempt us to go with him since he can't really manage by himself.

Last weekend, dad had dim sum cravings again. He's been talking about dim sum for the past few weeks so all of us decided to go for dim sum for dinner (yay no more kicking us to wake up at 7am! lol). So I found myself at Jalan Ipoh on a Saturday night at one of dad's favorite shops, Kedai Kopi Mee Bon.

The shop has been around for about 20 years and sells dim sum day and night to as late as 2-3am. The place used to be very popular but now there's less crowd due to the lack of variety and parking spaces. Speaking of variety this shop sells only steamed dim sum so people like me would be slightly disappointed XD;;

The shop as you walk on the pavement.
Food is only limited to one tray. Yes people, this is pretty much their dim sum menu!
Some of the plates we took.
They have other items that you'll have to order like the 'dai pau'
Chee Cheong Fun Hong Kong Style
Century Egg porridge
The food is so-so to me but mum and dad liked the century egg porridge and the pork bun. Bill came up to about RM70! Phew >_< Recommended to go at night since there's more parking areas available.

Kedai Kopi Mee Bon,
491 Jalan Ipoh,
51200 Kuala Lumpur.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Nerf, The Wetter Version =D

Sounds so wrong doesn't it? XD;; This happened back in February but I'm only allowed to post it after April :3. Jared got invited to Richard's house for some Rosti so I tagged along.
The place is really pretty >w< Not to mention A LOT OF MOSQUITOES!!!
The guys were already there taking photos.
Well the rosti can't be earned for free so we moved to the pool area after the guys changed.

I don't know what they were looking at but it looked so wrong lol.

The winnerrrrr~
Went back up to Richard's house. Jared was making a mess in the kitchen while learning how to make rosti so took the opportunity to tour the house. No photos but I did snap something interesting.
Potato head versions? @_@
Rosti was so delicious!!! >w< But so much effirt to cook =(
For those who are still confused, those guns are the new Nerf Super Soakers blasters which were out in April 2011. They're pretty much water guns =P. Richard was snapping photos of it so I'm not allowed to post up anything till the real product is out in the market.

Monday, May 9, 2011

Review: SkinFood Black Sugar Mask Wash Off

I finally got my hands on this holy grail item since Jon went to Korea. It's priced at RM59.90 here which is a big wound for me to spend on a mask that small >_<;; but it costs like half the price in Korea. Sense, it makes none! =(

SkinFood Black Sugar Mask Wash Off contains black sugar ingredient, which contains rich minerals, vitamins and glycolic acid, for removing aged cuticles.  It ensures better absorption of the following skin care products. Skin is revitalized and hydrated. Bright and tight skin is resulted. A leave-on mask with generous moisturizing and effective exfoliating ingredients. Grainy sugar granules slough off excess oil and grime, while a self-heating formula opens up pores, allowing skin to fully absorb the rich minerals and vitamins

When I first used it, I'm sad to say that I was one of the few (or many?) that got conned by the mask word! I opened the tub and was surprised to find the 'mask' pretty hard so I scrapped out some and scrubbed it on my dry face!!! Oh boy, sand paper could compete with that thing! Lesson learnt, read the directions behind! XD;;
Bunch of hard gook
Directions: After cleansing, apply the mask to lightly wet face (avoid eye and lip area). Gently press and massage. Leave it for 10-15 minutes and then rinse well with water.

I tried again the second time and it was muchhhhh betterrrrrr. At the beginning, the scrub feels really rough on the face so do massage it VERY gently for those with sensitive skin. As I massaged my face, I could feel the granules slowly melting so I massaged till all the sugar melted then washed it off.

My skin felt really nice and clean =D and I love the scent of the black sugar. Overall I'd say it's a pretty decent scrub but not with the price tag that comes along with it. Then again, I can't say it's expensive since I bought Laneige's Peeling Gel *gets smacked* Honestly, if you ask me to compare between the two, I'd still use both but I'll just use the peeling gel more often since the sugar scrub is quite harsh for me.

Friday, May 6, 2011

Joining The Macaroon Trend

Like how Longchamp is taking over KL, the same goes for macaroons. Lately, I noticed more local or smaller bakeries introducing this tiny piece of luxury into their menus. I first got to know about macaroons last year and that time I only knew they were available from Nathalie's Gourmet Studio and Godiva. It didn't take long for the rest of the bakeries to join the bandwagon like  Whisk Espresso Bar + Bake Shop, Levain Boulangerie Patisserie, Molten Lava, and even local blogshop bakery ThatLastSlice introduced macaroons early this year.

It's not grumbling, I'm more than happy to see more desserts being introduced =D which is why this post is about another shop that's introducing macaroons!
The store at Isetan, KLCC
I was loitering around KLCC, killing time since I had 2 hours before ComedyThursday @ Zouk. I saw the notice that Isetan had a Dessert Fair. So being the stupid curious kepoh cat I was, I went up to see what they had to offer and I spotted Dessert's Bar with their booth~! I've always been a fan of their Strawberry Panna Cotta since they use really good fresh strawberries.
Colorful maracoons in trays.
They were surprisingly, the cheapest macaroons I've seen! 4 for RM10, 10 for RM22 and 25 for RM48. After pacing back and forth thinking should I buy and also talking to Audrey for about 10 minutes, I decided to try some (poor sales guy XD;;)
Half colors cuz they ran out of coloring LOL No really, that's what he told me.
Some of the flavors available: Black Sesame, Green Tea, Cheese, Apricot, Honey Sunflower, Chocolate Mint and Lemon Chocolate Cheese.
For 4, you get it wrapped in a plastic.
Talk about inconsistency lol. Some of the macaroons are bigger while some are flatter but wider. You can see the obvious difference between the purple macaroon and green macaroon. Taste is somewhat meh like Molten Lava's.... just cheaper =P and it crumbles very easily which makes it difficult to eat for a small snack. After being pampered by Nathalie's, I can't look at other macaroons anymore T__T but Nathalie's macaroons are priced at RM4.40 for one DX which is RM1 more on an average for each bite. Damn... it's as painful as thinking whether to pump RON97 or RON95 for your car XP.

Dessert's Bar is only selling the macaroons at their booth at Isetan, KLCC but they'll soon be available at their outlets =)

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Deals and 48 Hours of Flu

Wow... almost 10 days of not blogging. Once I stop, it's really hard to go back to frequently updating my blog. I normally arrange to not have more than one post a day but ended up by the time comes, I don't have the mood to blog any longer.... hence the hiatus in between my posts XD;;

This time, not only I didn't have the mood to blog, I had to go back to Ipoh as well during the weekend so that was 3-4 days of no posts. Now I'm back with a life update before I put up 2 reviews and a Nerf experience.

Aishop had a Facebook promo last week for their fans. The promo is based on the amount of likes they can gather within a certain period. If they reached their targeted likes, the product will be discounted according to the target =D Guess what was the product?!?!?!?! It was the famed Zamian: Gold Cacao Pack Mask!!!and I manage to grab the promo price of RM39.90 since the page reached over 100 likes~! XD A real lucky shot since if the page gathers over 200 likes, the product will drop to RM19.90! I'm guessing everyone was waiting for the product to get more likes XD;; Sadly it didn't, so the lowest price was RM39.90! hur hur~
The mask in the flesh!
I got the 2 pieces of handmade soap for free too :3 One is cacao and the other is camelia. The stuff arrived carefully bubble wrapped in the parcel. Sad that the soaps don't have individual packing so I have to keep it in the bubble wrap.
Train station in Ipoh.
Ipoh as usual wasn't a very pleasant trip. My parents decided to go by KTM this time and the train stopped at every. bloody. station. The frequent change in speed makes it very difficult for my to sleep =( As I was about to really doze off, the train comes to a stop at a station =A=. That's not the end of my nasty trip to Ipoh... the whole time I was there, I suffered from a runny nose since the air cond is too cold and the place is full of dust. 20 years of collected dust in the house ain't gonna vanish in just months *sighs*
Sure as hell missed the Chee Cheong Fun there
Dropped by the lawyer's office and she has 2 dogs!
Soooo fluffy like a plush toy~
The second dog~
Very pretty coat~ I can't get a good picture cuz it keeps moving!

Pusheen arriving in mid May~ I'm super excited >w<~