Friday, September 23, 2005

Argh! I hate paper cuts!

Cut my left pointing finger (finger next to the thumb) the other day from the damn paper at work and Dorene was nice enough to save me with a tiger-designed band aid (that's what she said).
I never had any of these fancy-designed band aid before and it's kinda cute :) though it doesn't seem to have sufficient "medicated" portions to it - especially in the middle.
But be cautious coz the above is a wrong way to band aid a person's wounded finger coz it prevents blood from circulating to the tip of the finger, see below:-
see how 'pale' the portion that was previously being band aid-ed look?
Nasty, nasty cut.. tsk tsk tsk... I hate paper cuts for 2 simple reasons:-

1. It disrupts all my daily activities - wearing my contact lens, washing my hands, bathing myself, washing my hair - very important, etc etc..... coz it hurts whenever it kena water

2. It takes time to heal and it will ONLY heal if I protect it from all the evils like water, dirt and what not.

After 2 whole days of taking good care of it (which made me skip my hair washing session, making my hair stink), finally it healed! Tada!!! I happily washed my hair this morning :)

Weird-looking but expensive benches

Clones of Mickey-Minnie?


Bugs Bunny and Twin? Beats me.

Hello! They cost around RM 1,400 each (!) you know! My bf was wondering if people were to sit on it thinking they belong to Gurney Plaza but the actual fact is they're on sale from one of the shops there. Is this a sales plot or what?? The benches sure look fragile and highly unstable to me. :S

The Hands of a Billionaire-to-be

Behold! This pair of hands belong to the next Malaysian Billionaire!!! (Pls ignore the fact that they're under-utilised with only 2 fingers doing the typing)

Thursday, September 22, 2005

Dome Cafe Gurney Plaza

It's always nice to be able to pamper ourselves once in a while, to some good food, good atmosphere, good shopping, good massage, good vacation or outing, and so many more. One of the privileges I consider is to dine at Dome Cafe, seriously.

Why you ask? Coz it's freaaaaakiiinnng expensive that's why! Don't you know? On average a 2-person meal costs around RM 70-RM 80 (including taxes and what not) so to me, that's even more than what we're paying to dine at The Ship (which we consider quite a privilege as well) That said, the food tastes really nice so I guess that somehow reimbursed our mentality on the costli-ness of it.
Anyway, we didn't see the Durian shake thingy still on promotion so we asked the waiter and he said 'yeah, still got' and his facial expression was as if saying "you mean there are ppl who wanna order that?" So I went for a cranberry cooler and a creamy seafood spaghetti while my bf ordered a durian shake with a flagship Dome chicken pie.

Let's check out the drinks!

L : Cranberry Cooler, R : Durian Shake

Upclose look on the Durian shake: (This is dedicted to siew moi moi)

I'm still insisting that the shake must be made from real durian flesh and not from ice cream but my bf is also, still insisting that it's made from durian ice cream (the one from Nestle some more), coz it tastes so gooey and thick and all, just as if it's made from durian flesh!!!

Next, my creamy seafood came and boy, was I glad to be hungry coz I don't think I can finish the whole thing coz it's too filling - the cream and all, though it tastes oh-so-perfect, seasoned well and the taste of seafood and its cream not too overpowering.

The flagship of Dome Cafe - Dome Chicken Pie came last but the pie was a little too cold so my bf immediately noticed it and I had a bite - not hot enough ok??? It should be hot, hot and hot with steam coming out of the thing! The word "Delicious" on the coaster just somehow doesn't seem to match the chicken pie.

All in all, we still had a great time there, enjoyed our food, he enjoyed his ample view of chicks walking past, coming in and all and I've always wanted to try more of what Dome has to offer. So far, I've tried its Wild Mushroom Soup before - nice and thick but never attempt to gulp it down if you have a shallow stomach, coz it's very rich and you gotta down it while it's still hot, else it will turn all muddy and gooey and you won't feel like touching it anymore.

I've tried its Spicy Olio as well, it's a variation of the usual spaghetti whereby the difference is that it comes out as spicy (I'm such a genius with words). I like it a lot, though it tends to leave behind loads of olive oil (virgin or not I'm not too sure).

Best of all, we didn't have to pay a single cent coz it's all paid by Visa. (MY Visa *eyes rolled*)

Saturday, September 17, 2005

Hong Kong Kim Gary Restaurant - Negative at 1st glance

Me and my bf finally decided to have a taste of the newly opened Kim Gary Restaurant outlet at Gurney Plaza, after having a long decision-making process of what time to go so as to avoid the long queue outside the outlet, so we headed there around 6pm-ish in a Saturday evening.

Actually, it's opened on the 3rd of 4th floor, in the middle portion, where there are newly renovated shoplots lining both sides of the restaurant. It is pretty unusual of its location, as it's surrounded by shoplots selling kids' stuff as well as some souvenir outlets.

Anyway, back to our dinner - we had to first get a number, like what you normally do for over-the-counter banking; and then wait for them to call your number. So I took a photo of one side of the outlet, and already i'm feeling a bit weird as people walking by are looking at me like i'm a SUA PA KAO (literally translates to a monkey from the jungle) or something.

After a short while, we were informed that there is a seat, but it's for a minimum 4 seater, 2 on on side of the table and another 2 on the other side; and the waiter asked if we mind sharing a table with another 2 people (we were the first ones to hop in while waiting for another 2 prospects). Reluctant as we were, we surely didn't wanna wait any longer just to get a table to ourselves so we chose to be generous enough to share our table with other newcomers :)

This was the upper interior which extends high up nearly to the upper floor space (which has already been opened up)
We had a tough time deciding what to eat, considering there were plenty (nearly 70 items) to choose from, and we had to tick the items we wanted to order off the order sheet they provided us, together with a tiny pencil. So in the end my bf ordered a cheese-baked (beef) rice set meal which comprises of the main chee-baked rice with a tiny soup, yoghurt and also a serving of coffee or tea; while I ordered a beef soup noodle and a banana ice kacang-like dessert thingy.

We were served the cup-sized soup, yoghurt and banana ice kacang thingy first, and my bf didn't like the soup, not because it's Kim Gary's, it's because he didn't fancy it all the while - it's called Lor Soong Thong in Cantonese - made from celery, tomatoes, some vegies, and the soup is red orangish in colour - comes off as a bit salty and a bit sourish - that's why he doesn't like it - but I like the taste of it, just that it's too damn cold and so I didn't finish it - tasted awful served cold like that.

We then tried the banana ice kacang which is in such a HUGE size, and I thought cool! I get to gulp most of these stuff! But it was sooooo disappointing to realise that it tasted overboardly sweet - the person who made it must've poured in a massive amount of sugar essence to start with!

Then my bf's cheese-baked beef rice came and it looked good - quite unique I would say, coz I never had rice baked with cheese, served with meat and all before, and the beef are quite tender and well-marinated. (The tiny cup beside is the one containing Lor Soong Thong-yes, it comes in that small of a size)
My beef noodle soup wasn't anything to write home about, it's just plain noodle soup with strips of marinated and stir-fried beef in it - just like my bf's rice - the beef is the only thing worthy of mentioning.

So after our main course, we went back to Combatting our banana ice kacang and I even tried to salvage it by crushing the remaining shaved ice into melted water to dilute the sweetness, but to no avail, even after I've melted ALL the ice! We decided it's high time to certify the damn thing UNEDIBLE:-

Look at how thick the damn thing is!

And how much sugar it contains!!!!! goodness will you just look at the froth that comes with it???

Honestly speaking, we were quite disappointed with the quality of the food there, considering the fact that it earned so many compliments on average, and how much I have looked forward to trying its food; coz the last time when we wanted to have our lunch at the Sungai Wang outlet, the queue was simply too long and we were a bunch of hungry people who just could't afford to wait.

On a positive note, we hope it is just like what my fren said, they're just too new and not really familiar with the portions and ingredients to it yet, just like how Mong Kok started out last time where their food tasted horrible and how they have improved much over time. So I really look forward to sample Kim Gary again, hoping to gain new levels of confidence in their food once again - but definitely without my bf's company coz he insisted that he will set foot in the restaurant no more :)

Monday, September 12, 2005

Lots of reviews coming up! Next - on Le Jade Sac :)

I snapped quite a few shots here and there at some eating outlets - Hong Kong Kim Gary Restaurant - new at Gurney Plaza & The Dome Cafe - Gurney Plaza (with Durian Shake pics included);

and also some other miscellaneous stuff but I couldn't find the time to post it up just as yet, so please bear with me a li'l while and there will be pics for all to see soon!

Sunday, September 11, 2005

First time first hand smoke experience

I smoked for the first time of my life so far. It all seems too unbelievable, I never imagined I would smoke ever.

Guess I just have a bad girl living inside me waiting to spring out or something, last night me and my bf joined his pals to a night's out at Mambo (2 outlets beside Starbuck's at Gurney Hotel) and it was all a night of hard liquor plus 2 side servings of beer. Anyway, my bf's pals started to offer him cigarrattes so he took them (he's a non-smoker and only smokes like once or a twice a year, cumulatively with or without me by his side), he only smokes when he hangs out at pub or karaoke, so I saw he smoked 2 of them and by the second one I asked to have a "taste" of it and he offered it to me, I just inhaled a bit and then out - nothing to it. And then the final 3rd one, he actually refused to take it but one of his pals kept on shoving the thing to his mouth and lighting it for him so he took it again, and again I asked for another puff, this one I took a deeper inhale and when I huffed it out I can finally see the smoke coming out of my mouth :)

Anyhow, eventhough I didn't finish a whole cigarrette to myself, I still don't really feel a big of a deal in smoking, as in why so many people are so obsessed with it, getting addicted to it and all, coz to me I don't feel any difference in the effects after I smoke, coz I felt the same so i asked my bf what's the big deal in smoking anyway? Do you feel calmer after a smoke? Do you feel happier? Do you feel better? (As in the context of drinking liquor where it makes you high and forget your sorrows, and tearing down your mental barrier and all) And he said 'No ar... ' so I asked him "So is it just the looks of you smoking that you think might 'appeal' to girls or make you come across as 'cool' to others?" and he answered me in Cantonese "Yeah.. you're right, it makes me look 'Hou Lan L Yeng' (which translates more or less to 'super cool' with the help of a foul word to amplify the effect of 'cool'-ness)

And so I went off to observe my bf while he smokes, how he holds the cigarrette, how he inhales and exhales it out, and indeed he looked different from usual and I thought to myself : Hmm.... how sexy.... (seriously) but I can accept the fact that he's just a very casual smoker, and even I saw for myself how sexy he is doing that, I still can't accept it if he ends up being an addicted smoker, coz I simply do not like people smoking around me - Period. (Exclusions are pubs, etc where you can't control people smoking around you)

Anyhow, the after effect of MY 2 short inhales of smoke made me suffer the below symptoms:-

1. Drier than usual throat
2. Which lead to more coughs afterwards
3. Repeat 1 and 2 the next day
4. Mentally feeling my lungs cursing at me for trying the excitement of smoking

Well, all in all, smoking does make you look cool but I still do not want it stuck to me for the most of my life, and surely the same applies to the people I love, coz the cons definitely outweighed the pros (or should I say PRO - singular) A LOT

To all the smokers out there - don't be tempted - puffing occassionally if you really must, or if you really feel like it - is still ok; but don't ruin your life by letting it run your life.

Monday, September 05, 2005


Very blue.

I shouldn't have done that. I know I shouldn't, but I really can't help it. Anybody at all, pls save me from becoming such an evil person.

I am stingy. N I am calculative. But that's all survival skills. I truly believe that there are times that we should be stingy and calculative and that there are many more times that we should not.

Giving money to beggars who are fully capable of getting a job, any job = NO

"Lending" money to so-called friends who only contacts you when they are short of cash = rightfully-so-not-gonna-happen (though I was still ripped of 80 bucks by a cheap bastard)

Spending (not necessarily money) on people I love and who loves me back = worthwhile

Giving selflessly to my parents who have way surpassed giving me selflessly = MUST (and what I feel happy and proud of the most, though the contribution is so minor)

Feeling like such a selfish bitch for finding fault with my bf like that just now.

I'm so sorry.

We have such different principles and values. I really don't know how to achieve a balance. I know I should just give up - not on the relationship but on trying to make sense into him. Either he does not, and will never understand; and so I will forever continue to expect; or he just does not know how to take baby steps at a time. I doubt that he will ever understand that, eventually, things will change, but only if you are willing to make the changes.

I so believe in "A little effort goes a long way". The little changes and baby steps you take now will, in time, become huge and when the time comes, everything will become crystal clear that you have at least achieved something out of it, albeit small to others, but it will be so significant to you - the one who knew how hard it took for you to get there.

The last thing I want to do is make him feel pressured and that he is not worth for me.

The worst feeling of all is, I think I have done just that.

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I hope my wallpaper can make me feel calm enough to realise that life is still worth carrying on.

Saturday, September 03, 2005

Not always a good thing to be "considered"

A lady named "Lisa" (ring a bell? =) from Jobstreet called yesterday during my working hours, and asked if it was convenient for me to talk at the moment, well of course it obviously wasn't, considering the fact that my colleague and manager were within close vicinity and so I suggested a time later last night for her to call, but she said she'll call at 9, of which is a.m. or p.m. is unknown to me, since I turned down the volume of my mobile so the content of the conversation will not be heard.

After work, my manager asked us to join in for dinner with one of the people from the complaint dept from corporate office so we went for dinner at Siam Express, Gurney Plaza then headed onto Honolulu for an unwinding session of wine (or was it whisky?) the whole nite I was a bit anticipating the call but it never came and so I thought Lisa was talking about calling me tomorrow (Saturday), and i set my alarm to go off at 8:45am just so I could wake myself up in time to pick up the call. Out of curiosity, I checked my phone back for her number and surprising to see that it's a KL land line number, so I thought to myself : probably it's a call on behalf of the "Advertiser" to ask me for an interview? Considering that my application status for the job was "Under Consideration".

So by now you would've guessed it - the call never came even this morning at 9 am, and I was pretty pissed coz i slept around 1:30am and now I've gotta wake my lazy bum up for nothing! So I went back to sleep after 9:45am and thought to myself : maybe she meant Monday 9 am? I can only find out on Monday then *shucks*

Anyway, so I went back to MyJobstreet and logged into my account to have a look at the stats of the job i applied for, and this is what is showed:-

Note : Look carefully at these 2 stats:-

Total : 119

Total Under Consideration : 117

Application : Under Consideration

What the hell?

The night before it just showed 40 under consideration and all of a sudden the hiring person decides that everybody except for 2 unfortunate applicants do not deserve to be "considered". Hah! And for a while I thought my application proved to deserve the "considered" status. *eyes rolled*

Kiss the "Under Consideration" goodbye coz it ain't real! It's fake! For goodness' sake! n I so wanna kiss LISA goodbye too..

Shove it behind my back for now coz i'm gonna take a nice shower and go hang out, it's Saturday!!