Friday, July 24, 2009

no more psp...

Just sold off my PSP to a colleague.


No more mobile Sony gaming.

Oh well, theres a reason behind it.


More to come...

Sunday, July 19, 2009

red devils asia tour 2009...

On 14th January 2009, Manchester United FC announced their Asia Tour 2009 whereby they will be stopping over in Kuala Lumpur mid July to play Malaysia XI. Since we lost the chance to see them live last year the moment that was announced I was waiting eagerly for the tickets to be sold.

So when ProEvents started selling them from 1st June, I made sure I got mine within the first week or so. Thankfully so since it was practically sold out by mid month except for the crummy seats. The seats I really wanted was sold out within a couple of days! Arrgghh.

Anyhoo I got my tickets and I made plans with Sunshine to head there early since its free seating.

This was around 2pm. Not many people in yet although a crowd did build up outside. The game was scheduled for 5.30pm. Most people were loitering around the stalls selling Manchester United souveniers, whistles and stuff. However within 2 hours or so it was jam packed with 85,000 football fanatics.

Just before the kickoff. All the players being paraded, shaking hands and the coin toss on which side of the pitch they will play.

Ahh finally the game got underway. Can you imagine waiting 4 hours for it to start in the heat. Especially when we weren't allowed to bring in water. Phew what a relief when the whistle was blown! :D

It was a pretty interesting game. The Malaysian side really stepped up. Sadly due to their immaturity they gave away many good chances. The Red Devils were up by 2 goals from Rooney and Nani before Amri scored a wonderful goal just before the half.

After the goal by Amri majority of the spectators started rooting for the home team. Even though we were all there for the Red Devils but we are after all Malaysians. :D The support paid off well as Amri scored a nice scrap goal when Ben Foster fumbled on a back pass.

Sadly the final score was 2 - 3. A last minute goal by our new boy, Michael Owen. I know the Red Devils didn't really give it their all but the Harimau Muda played with lots of passion and determination. They brought the game to the visitors and showed that with the right coaching they can actually play professionally. Kudos to coach K. Rajagopal!

The boys parading around the pitch. Giving us our moneys worth! Hehe. It was amazing to see all of them up close. Sadly Vidic and Park did not come down for the tour due to injuries.

All and all it was a great experience. Something I will definately do again except for maybe riding the damn LRT to Bukit Jalil. Its not worth the pressure of fighting the thousands of people trying to get home!

Glory glory Man United!

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

restoran taiping ho chiak...

This is a rather old post, since October last year if I am not mistaken! Time just flew after the new account came in and I kinda slowed down on my blogging. So am gonna give a brief one below instead of wasting the pictures.

Restoran Taiping Ho Chiak is located very near the ex Ruby Theater in Sea Park, PJ. Its down along KFC which should be a well known landmark for that area.

The decor inside is very Baba Byonya'ish in my opinion and gives a rather homely feeling to the place. At the time was around 2pm so it was rather quiet.

It was the start of the day for us so Sunshine and I had the White Coffee (RM3.00) which tasted okay but I would still prefer Old Town's to this.

For starters we had the Taiping Popiah (RM3.60). This was rather yummy. Not too oily and had a very good crunch to it. Not to mention the filling was really good. The only drawback was the chilli sauce that came with it was rather diluted and tasteless.

I had the Nyonya Curry Mee (RM5.90) which came smelling fragrant. The soup is rather thick which is how I like it but some might find it overpowering. It came with nice quantity of ingredients like Tau Foo Pok, lady fingers and bean curd skin. Only thing missing would be the cockles but I think for health reasons was left out. The soup was rich and yummy. :D

Sunshine had her favourite Prawn Mee (RM6.90) but sadly did not come up to her standards. I don't think its easy to sell prawn mee so it doesn't surprise me that they failed to meet the mark. The soup was rather watered down but as a plus point it did come with reasonable amount of ingredients.

All and all this place did show some promise. There were other interesting items on the menu but sadly haven't had the time to return and try it out. Hopefully one of these days will stop over for lunch again. I end the post a picture of their cute toothpick dispenser. Cheers.

Monday, July 06, 2009

ipod dock...

Guess what I got earlier today from Sunshine? Yup its another birthday present. I have been looking high and low for an Apple Ipod dock and now I have one. :D

Sunshine got me the Logitech Pure-Fi Anytime. Its a nicely built sleek unit with added features like digital clock and radio. Just what I needed for my dresser.

The moment I got home I tore the packaging open and have been listening to it since. Its exactly what I wanted. Now I have easy access to my library of tunes. ;)

Friday, July 03, 2009

30 already...

OMG! I'm officially 30 years old. Arrgghh time has flown by. The BIG THREE ZERO! LOL. Then again who cares right? Its just another year gone by.

Started off the day with a surprise party of sorts by my colleagues. This year was rather special with 4 cakes. Imagine the smile on my face. Luckily none of them had 30 candles on em'. Hehe.

It was definately a wonderful surprise. On top of that I was presented with some nice prezzies. :D

Look at me checking out all the yummy cakes. Red Devil inspired CuppaCakes plus marble cheesecake, chocolate cheesecake and carrot cake from Secret Recipe. Phew. Best part they were all finished by the time we were done with work. Hehe. ;)

Above is what the Exelon team got me. Yup its Ultimate Bumblebee! Really appreciate the gift guys. *sniff* Look at the big smile on my face. On top of that I got 2 bottles of liquor. A Johnnie Walker Green Label by the EMEA team and Medoff vodka from Ukraine.

It was a great start to my 30th birthday I tell ya. Still smiling from it! :D