Hey my dear blog readers!!!
*First things first*
I wanna apologise for abandoning my blog for almost 2 months. Gotta admit that I did it on purpose. Didn't wanna spend precious time blogging when I can do other things that are more beneficial than blogging. But you know what? I often find myself clicking on the bookmark which will lead to my blog. Its just a sign that I miss blogging and am not ready to give it up yet. Yes, blogging is a waste of time most of the time IF AND ONLY IF you blog about crap and the events you attend which...serves no purpose I guess. I'm gonna revive my blog again starting now, there'll be lotsa past personal events which I've joined, and also some food for thought. I'll just have to make as much use as the blog can offer. Cheers!!
2 weeks ago, I went for a micro Bramall Court reunion. Bramall Court is the place I used to stay when I was in UK. Its my university owned accomodation so everyone there is from Sheffield Hallam University.
Kee Wee organised the event and it was held in Tao Asian Cuisine. Overall I would say the environment of the place is superb!! Food wise is also very good though I would like to have more japanese cuisine variety. I don't eat much, especially meat. So going to a buffet is just a waste of money unless it is a japanese buffet as I develop a special liking for fish, and vege of course.
Okay, enough of the introduction. Its time for some photos~!!!
Tao Table Setting
Tao Light Decor
Tako(aka mini Paul)
Also on the plate are some jellyfish, beef karage, and a sushi.
Made to order food~
A very common problem I face for food photography for a buffet is that I'll have to take so much time taking photos of all the food individually that people will be half filled when I started eating.
So in order not to be so selfish, I hardly take any photos of food.
Well, maybe just a few..
Forgot what was this..I think its the Pissing Shrimp
Shrimp and vege tempura
Grilled Salmon *Very nice!!*
Soft Shell Crab Roll
Part of the attendees
Now for the overview of the place
Sushi and JapFood corner
Barbeque and Teppanyaki corner
Umeshu, Sake, and Liquor corner
Friendship that was developed in UK
The Hip and the Smart one
The Toothpaste Models
Everyone loves showing their teeth
Kee Wee, Stef, Yvette
Table 1 out of 2
Representatives from E-commerce group
Part of the Marketing group
Everyone who attended
and finally, a group shot before we leave
Good friends are hard to come by these days, especially when I am working already.
Everyone's busy developing and building their career but we never forget to meet once in a while.
Just like always, these people can pick you up when you're down by just seeing you.
You feel stronger with them around you, no longer lonely, pure contentment.
Friends - Have you made someone smile by calling them today?
Wednesday, 28 July 2010
Hey my dear blog readers!!!
Frosted on the imprints of an ice slate by Leslie at 11:54
Saturday, 5 June 2010
A few weeks back, I've watched a highly anticipated movie with chewyinli.
Ice Kacang Puppy Love
Yes, this movie is highly antipicated (by me) because of the following reasons:
1. Its a Malaysian-made movie!!
2. I love Ah-Niu, 阿牛
3. It does bring back kampung-styled memories
4. Its the type of movie I like
Okay enough said, something about the movie now.
Synopsis: A woman brings her daughter Da Jia Yu run away from her husband. They live in a small-old town and stay at friend’s house earn for a living. The son of the kopitiam tauke, Botak falls into this small little girl. In Botak’s life, Da Jia Yu plays an important role. She accompany Botak till they growth up. Botak secretly admires Da Jia Yu. Along the journey, he explores the meaning of true love, devotion and forgiveness.
Its a truly touching story in my opinion.
I especially like the quote by Ah Niu at the end of the movie.
Alright some of you may not understand what it said, so I'll translate it for you.
"First love is just like a bowl of Ice Kacang, it melts before you can taste it properly. What is in our memories are its mild sweetness."
Mind you, the ice kacang that is mentioned isn't like the ones you see now.
Its not stacked up as high as a building.
It doesn't have things like nata de coco, jelly, pearls etc.
It doesn't have ice cream topped on the ice.
Its just traditional, simple ice kacang.
Ah Niu's quote actually made me think alot.
I totally agree with what he said.
How many of us know what are we doing in our first romance?
Many of us were too young to actually know what is it all about.
Its over before we can actually taste it.
Well, just like mine.
Hey, when I said "just like mine" it doesn't mean that mine didn't last very long okay.
Mine lasted a little pass a year but honestly speaking, I don't know whats going on back then.
All we ever know is that we're together..and..so what?
I don't know the rest.
When I'm old enough to actually experience what romance is, I thought back about my first time.
I can't exactly put the feeling into words except "naive yet sweet"
Its exactly how it feels when we think about our younger days, when we don't have much to think about.
Now, after stepping into the society to work, things change again.
Once again I feel that I've grown up and possibly matured.
I got a comment saying "It turns you more no nonsense ish."
Yes, sometimes silly jokes do come out, but most of the time I'm all about personal growth and productivity.
I've been doing things which a typical 24 year old might not do.
Read books, think about financial freedom AND work towards it etc.
I'm lucky to have someone who can teach and guide me.
But I know, my parents are worried too as my future is still very vague.
Can't blame them though, I'm not doing things that are conventional.
Can't be too conventional in this new age economy, can we?
I don't wish to worry them but I do hope that they'll give me some time to do things my way.
I know it'll work out, just like the many challenges I faced before, right?
*Ehh, off topic ddi laa!!!*
Oops!!! Too much about me I guess.
But hey, it proves a point doesn't it?
We get less naive as we grow up.
More responsibilities comes as we gain more experiences and power.
We can't be thinking only about ourselves, we have to care for others too.
This isn't something we do during puppy love.
Somehow its just makes me smile thinking how easy is it for us to be together and break up when we were young.
How was your puppy love like?
Its sad if you don't have one!!! *Hahaha purely joking*
Frosted on the imprints of an ice slate by Leslie at 20:16
Wednesday, 2 June 2010
A couple of weeks back, I celebrated my elder younger sister's 23rd birthday with my family, girlf, and her boyf.
Yes, she's my ELDER younger sister.
cuz I have 2 younger sisters. Monica is elder. Crystal is younger. so Monica is the ELDER younger sister. Crystal is the YOUNGER younger sister.
Anyways lets continue the story..
We always *and I mean always* celebrate our family member's birthday on that day itself.
Its always reserved for our family so I don't celebrate it with friends unless they do it in the afternoon.
*and I'm happy to celebrate it with my family*
So, got off work late, so reached D'tandoor late too.
When both my girlf and I reached there, they've already finished the 1st dish.
Don't ask me what are all these!!!
Its like a platter of different types of food.
Sour Lassi - Indian Yogurt Drink
There's a choice of SWEET or SOUR
All the food we ordered
Naan Cheese - Indian Bread
Naan Garlic - Indian Bread
Different types of curry
There are Ladies Fingers, Eggplant, and Mutton Curry
Rice topped with chicken
Really good but you have to wait for an hour for them to cook it.
Mon, Ben, Crys, Yinli, Me, Dad, Mom
And so, dinner was over..
Its time for after meal dessert!!
Nama Chocolate by Royce
You can know how nice the chocolate is just by looking at the smiles on their faces.
Oh btw, the chocolate is a gift from the girlf.
I've been pretty emo that time so she got me this, hopefully i'll feel much better.
Its a really expensive gift okay!!!
So this concludes my ELDER younger sister's birthday.
*don't ask me why ELDER younger sister again!!*
Frosted on the imprints of an ice slate by Leslie at 03:15