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Sunday, April 17, 2011

Neat Buys

Check out these neat earrings I purchased after a day out with my girlfriends.

I'm not really an owl fan as compared to Jazmyn but judging by the earrings that I purchased, perhaps I am? LOL.

All earrings cost RM20.00 per pair and were scouted at Asian Avenue, Sunway Pyramid.

Ben's Place & Palate Palette

After my church session on a care-free Saturday, I met Jazmyn for a long indebted catchin'-up session. We decided to be adventurous. Find a good cafe in KL to have "high tea".

It was already 5-ish by the time we reached KL. Jazmyn suggested Harrods @ KLCC. [I didn't even know there's Harrods in KLCC at that point of time. I must have been hiding inside my turtle shell @ PJ for too long] I thought it was not a bad idea since I haven't gone to Harrods when I was in UK. Unfortunately, the high tea session was over. 

OK, so I thought, "Let's do the high tea thing some other time. We need proper FOOD now!"

Here's our pick:-

Jaz's order: Seafood spaghetti. Her verdict: not salty enough
I ordered Mushroom Burger but the kitchen served me Mushroom Ciabatta instead. My verdict: Not too bad, apart from feeling very "green" at my last few bites

Lemongrass & Ginger Tea, soothing
Me, munchin' on my "greeny" lunch

Dessert is a must, Mixed Berries Crumble Tart

 Followed by a chillax-ing night at..

Palate Palette

Wedges with tobiko mayo. Delish!

Iced Mocha, with Hersheys choc. Sinful but satisfying

the artsy paintings on the wall

Palate Palette reminds me of Reflections @ Bangkok. Very artistic. Very cosy.

Friday, April 15, 2011

In my search of "The Phone" (and no, I do not mean the iPhone)

I have been attempting to look for a phone to sit nicely at my home. My attempt has yet to materialise and I'm pretty sure that my sis is starting to get tired of listening to my repetitive statement of "I want to buy a home phone" which I have been yacking on since I officially moved into my home in PJ.

I just can't seem to get the "right" one. [*lip-biting and at the verge of hair-pulling*] I JUST want a vintage style old-fashioned dial phone. Is that so difficult for me to get one in Malaysia?? 

Yes, I do mean a dial phone. The ones which you need to stick your index finger and spin on them for at least 8 times before you can hear a dial tone (unless if you are calling 999 of course). I am old-fashioned, indeed.

All images found at we♥it

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Pimm my Night

Tonight I'm in the mood to fix myself a glass of the Pimm's which has been sitting at my home for as long as I can remember!
Here goes:-

Cut a few slices of fresh lemon

Add loads of ice and throw in the lemon slices

I could have mixed lemonade with the Pimm's which will taste so much tastier but again, I'm out of lemonade and I can't be bothered to fix the lemonade first at that point of time SO my own shortcut:- mix it with loads of ice and add the lemon slices. Ta-dah~

My own improvisation: Add some grapes!

I could have added apples, strawberries or oranges but I'm out, so grapes will do =)

Pimm's, a tasty and effective beverage to quench your thirst

My first taste of Pimm's was during my Uni days at the UK. If my memory serves me right, it was at dear Jazmyn's Paul Kent kitchen! Where she cooked for us and "PIMM-ed" us!

Sunday, April 10, 2011

The experience with F1 racing

Our tickets to the Grand Prix
Friday (at work @ office)

I was given 2 tickets to watch the Grand Prix the coming Sunday by one of my firm's partner, MPY (It's quite a norm to call the people in our firm by their initials). First thought - Should I take it? Yeah, the tickets are free but I'm not an F1 fan anyway. Before I could decide, our dear MPY added some persuasions to my thought. According to her, it's not just about the F1 racing, there are other interesting things to watch- carnivals, bazaars - and according to MPY, I should get a feel of it if I haven't attended the Grand Prix before. AND SO, I happily accepted the tickets.

Saturday (at work @ Cyberjaya)

My next thought - Who should I bring to watch the Grand Prix with me? I didn't really entertain this thought until the clock struck pass midnight on Saturday night, leaving me less than 10 hours before the gate opens to the Grand Prix. OK, I went straight to my "back-up", my dear Bobo. (She knows she's the back-up, LOL! because she won't want to go with me if she has the choice)
Our chain of whassap messages sounds like this:-
Me to Bo:- "Bo, tmr we go see F1 ok. Maybe ard 10am. Buzz u tmr."
Bo to me:- "Wahhhhhhhhh..serious worrrrrr...Alot of fb ppl's feedback said sunburn lerrrrrrrr. So scare."
Me to Bo: "Aikss so u dun wan go?"
Bo to me: "Do I hv a choice??" 
Hahaha.. Poor bo..I know she loves me so she will go and she really doesn't have a choice then. :P

Sunday (the day of the Grand Prix)

Our mutual agreement - What we termed as "look look see see"(LLSS); if it's boring we will leave and head for a good meal.
We have difficulty looking for the right place to park my car. The right place for us would be the main entrance where we can execute our LLSS and decide whether we will stay till the race or otherwise. We ended up parking at our designated parking space, according to our tickets at C1. Cost of parking RM50.00 nett. 

The mandatory RM50.00 parking ticket (unless we decided to park by the highway, brave the heat and walk towards the entrance gate which I was pretty sure that it'll take at least 45 minutes to reach)

the mandatory 
selves-taking picture
Our seats (in actual fact, we do not have seats) were on the hill WITHOUT shelter. I presume that the tickets in our section are the cheapest given the seats we have and the no-shelter element.
The carnivals or bazaars represented by MPY are nowhere to be seen at C1. According to my colleague who joined us awhile later, the carnivals were at the main entrance and there's nothing much to see anyway. Haha So much of our hope to see something else other than the race itself.

Our lunch which cost RM25.00

We haven't had our brunch yet as we thought there would be a variety of food on sale at the carnivals/bazaars. Turned out, the only food we can choose from were either burger OR sausage OR chicken drumlets OR a couple other, all packed in a container and cost RM25.00 each + a free soft drink. I personally don't think it's accurate to state that the soft drink is free looking at the price charged for the food!

We didn't stay till the race due to:-
1. Our LLSS has been executed AND we had got a feel of the whole Grand Prix atmosphere;
2. Bo had an engagement later in the evening so I would need to send her home;
3. It was going to rain then (considering we do not have shelter and more importantly due to the fact that we are not an F1 fan, I don't think we would be willing to stay and get soaked in the rain to watch the race); and
4. We watched the trial race (10 laps) so it's similar to watching the race!

Spot the blue tent

Here comes the Vrooooooooooom sound!