Thursday, October 22, 2009

Traditional Recipe Restaurant @ Kuchai Lama

Ever thinked where can you get a delicious rice dumpling (bak chang) when u need it? Well... I'm not sure whether this place, Traditional Recipe Restaurant in Kuchai Lama have nice rice dumpling or not... but it did offer many varieties of rice dumpling and even have those abalone, scallop, shark fin rice dumplings. If you happened to try them, remember to tell me ya?

The Menu

What I've tried in this restaurant is steamed chicken with Nu Er Hong("daughter red"). If u don't know, Nu Er Hong is also known as Hua Diao Jiu("flowery carving wine") and is a kind of HuangJiu("Yellow Wine") originates from Shaoxing, in the eastern coastal province of Zhejiang. For me, it is a bit too salty and the chicken is a bit overcooked (cooked till a bit old is what we say in chinese)... but the taste is quite good.
Maybe this time when I eat it accidentally make it not nice la... Haha

Steamed Chicken with Nu Er Hong

I also tried the chicken floss roll... This one I can tell u that it's nice. It is you tiao inside, covered with chicken floss then wrapped with cheong fun.

Chicken Floss Roll

Besides, there is also this longan ice blended... This one is standard la... Nothing special about it... Just longan + milk + ice, blend together only...

Longan Ice Blended

I might go and try the rice dumpling someday...

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Fire Burning on Deepavali

Somebody call 999, Shawty Fire Burning on Deepavali... 17th Oct 2009, when I was going back home after 4hours playing at cyber cafe, that time was 4 something in the morning and there were firemen at Permaisuri... so feeling curious why there are firemen here, looked around and shocked when saw a very big fire... not at Permaisuri, but quite far away from Permaisuri...

It was a factory in Chan Sow Lin that got burned down... Total losses was RM400k... I heard that the fire keep burning until 7am in the morning, which means it burned for about 3 hours... Wondering why it can continue burning for so many hours... does the firemen did their part to put out the fire? What I see in Permaisuri is the firemen stood there and watched the fire with us... LOL

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Ramly Burger

When we mention about Ramly Burger...I guess 99.99% Malaysian know what is that. But how many of us know where it come from? It originally started at a mobile kiosk on Lorong Haji Hussin, Kuala Lumpur. And it's created by Ramly Moknin. From a small stall, now it become distributors of Ramly patties for a numerous stalls all around Malaysia... You can see stalls with "Ramly" all along the streets. At some places, even a few stalls in one street.

The most common order is Burger Special, where the patty is first fried with some seasonings and then wrapped with a think layer of egg. It was so popular in Malaysia and even in Singapore. But... the import of Ramly Burger into Singapore is prohibited. However, some people does illegally smuggled the burger into the country. Interesting story ya? Actually... I just want to enjoy my Ramly Burger... Not a Burger Special but a Ramly + Benjo (egg) Burger.


Friday, October 9, 2009

H-Artistry Quattro - The Global Art of Mixing

It was a great event by Henessy. Featuring Boys Like Girls a Boston-based rock-pop quartet. It is a boys band which I think love by many girls... haha... It become girls like boys... =P

There were also Hsiao Hung Jen, a Taiwanese singer. I think that he looks quite young but he has a quite mature men's voice. He was very energetic that night. Rocked many songs which none of it I know... Haha...

Besides, also attending that night was Paul Freeman... He has a very attractive look... A very "Ang Mo Lang" look... LOL... He asked a girl up to sing with him but the girl doesn't know his song so just "na na na na na......." He jammed a lot that night... making the crowd quite High...

And we also got Lenka(born Lenka Kripac in 1978) is an Australian television actress and singer-songwriter who recently very popular with "The Show"... I'm just a little bit caught in the middle... Life is a maze, and love is a riddle... There were many people like me... wait for Lenka to appear... wait until around midnight...

Well... I didn't bring my Alpha that night... So the following photos all taken using Casio Z700... Just enjoy the show...


Ready To Serve


Hsiao Hung Jen

Handsome Guitar Player


Paul Freeman

Lenka's Band Member

Lenka's Band Member



Wednesday, October 7, 2009

HDR Attempt

First of all... What is HDR? High dynamic range imaging (HDRI or just HDR) is a set of techniques that allow a greater dynamic range of luminances between the lightest and darkest areas of an image than standard digital imaging techniques or photographic methods. This wider dynamic range allows HDR images to represent more accurately the wide range of intensity levels found in real scenes ranging from direct sunlight to faint starlight.

The two main sources of HDR imagery are computer renderings and merging of multiple photographs, which in turn are known as low dynamic range (LDR)[2] or standard dynamic range (SDR)[3] images. Tone mapping techniques, which reduce overall contrast to facilitate display of HDR images on devices with lower dynamic range, can be applied to produce images with preserved or exaggerated local contrast for artistic effect.
(copy paste from wikipedia =P)

OK... so the word artistic... that's the word... when you look at a HDR image, you will feel that it's real but have some dreamy effect. Something like what we see in fairy tales, stories, etc...

So how did I try to do mine? 1st, I select a photo which I want to process... then I adjust the curves... fixed input at 128. Then the output at 0, save it, then 2nd pic at same input 128 with increment of output of 64, the 3rd at 128-128, 4th at 128-192 and the 5th at 128-255. Then I merge these photos with Photomatix into one HDR photo. You can see the difference before and after effect:



You can see that the orange is more orange, green is more green, etc...
Try play around and you might produce some stunning photos... Have fun...

Awana Genting

So what else does Awana has? Hmm... Nice view... Hotel Awana...

Hotel Awana

Well... this is not where we stayed. It's just beside the apartment next to the reception. It was quite tall and you can see it from the hill.
We used some of the facilities provided there. At first we actually asked for squash. And the counter say need to pay bla bla bla for using the facility. Then we see there are notice saying that from 3 to 6 it's complimentary. And that time was 2 something about 3. I guess the counter fella just hope that we didn't see that notice and pay him for the facility. So we asked him about 3pm onwards and he say it's free. So while waiting for 3pm, we played archery. The archery cost RM20 for 50 arrows and RM38 for 100 arrows. We take 50 arrows. The good thing is that you can pay for 50 arrows and many people can share it.


My Result

Hehe... not bad la my result. 2 yellow, 3 red, 2 blue, 2 black, 1 white and 2 out of target.

Then the time is after 3pm so we requested for squash and table tennis.

Jerry Playing Table Tennis

Eric Playing Table Tennis

Opps... nearly forget to talk about the interior of the Awana Apartment. It's kinda big...

Living Room

Master Room

The master room even come with jacuzzi...

Master Wash Room

The Jacuzzi

It was worth to stay if you want to relax with you family and from here you can go Gohtong Jaya to eat and it's not too far away from hill top...

Monday, October 5, 2009

Steamboat @ Awana Genting

It was great to have steamboat at cool place like Genting... After sweat a little through archery, squash and table tennis, we prepared for steamboat dinner. Cool breeze air from outside came in through the windows. It was so relaxing and I really miss those days... When work is stressful, think about what had gone through during the trip was really great. When we don't have to think of what's the next request, just think of the taste of whiskey in hand...

We didn't buy much thing this time, scare cannot finish.

There are meat balls, fish balls,

Balls balls...

Hey hey... this is very non-halal leh...

OMG prawns on squids?

Cheesy hot dogs... yummy~~~

and JD!!!

We didn't managed to finish the JD... due to we went to uphill for casino... won RM25 then spent it all on Starbuck. It was very cold when we sitting outside... and some more... we ordered ice blended =.=