Thursday, August 30, 2007

王力宏 - 星期六的深夜

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星期六的深夜
詞曲:王力宏

星期六晚上 那兒都不想去 也無法入睡
看著電視機 持續在發呆 喝了七分醉
閉上了眼睛 試著不想妳 但已來不及
忘了如何讓眼 停止流下
還好沒人看見(到) 沒人會說話

星期六深夜 我想起了妳
沒什麼特別 只是回憶
你讓我自由 我很感激
星期六深夜 喔~~
永遠不會有任何人能代替妳

這就是遺憾的滋味
陪著我形影不離
明天我會面帶微笑
但無法忘記妳

讓我自由 我很感激
星期六 喔~Yeah

永遠不會有任何人能代替妳

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Holidays...anyone?

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Anyone planning to go for a holiday any time in September or October? Well, I have 12 days of annual leave to clear in 2 months and I have no idea how to spend these 12 days of annual leave. I feel it's a bit wasted if I just sit at home and doing nothing. My boss doesn't allow me to encash my annual leaves and he only allows me to clear my leaves half in September and another half in October.

I'm planning to leave earlier than when I was supposed to leave. My last day in the company would be on the 2nd November. I will probably be leaving one week earlier. So that means I'll still have 7 days of annual leave to clear.

I've been checking on Air Asia, but damn it...there's no discounts on the flight tickets. It is so so so damn expensive. I guess the only person that can pay for my tour and will be available to go with me would be my beloved mummy.

Been checking on the tour packages to Hong Kong, China, Korea (yes, again!) and Taiwan. Been comparing the price between these few places. The most reasonable tour would be Taiwan, I guess. 7 Days of Taiwan tour only costs RM1999. While 5 Days Hong Kong Disneyland + ShenZhen already costs RM1999. Taiwan is more affordable as most of the meals are provided and for Hong Kong, most of the meals are not provided. As everyone is aware, eating in Hong Kong is definitely not cheap.

I should be visiting the Matta Fair which will be held on the 7th - 9th September to check out some good deal. Anyone has any plan to go anywhere? Please do let me know.

Saturday, August 25, 2007

Faces of a little girl named Sidney Leow

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The crying little girl

The posing little girl

The gardenia bread little girl



The photographer little girl



Outback Steakhouse

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Went to the Outback Steakhouse @ Bangsar Village on Thursday night after picking up LKC from KL Sentral. I always wanted to try this restaurant as LKC had tried it before when he was in the USA 2 years ago (somemore Celebrity Fitness member got to enjoy 10% discount, but HSBC and Citibank credit card holder got 20% discount). Hmm..I'm a Celebrity Fitness member, HSBC and Citibank credit card holder also...does that mean I can enjoy 10% + 20% + 20% = 50% discount?? Yeah right...dream on.

Anyway, back to the restaurant. It has not much difference between the TGI Friday's, Chili's Grill & Bar and also Tony Roma's except that it has a strong Australia outback theme. Menu items are largely named after places in Australia, including the Ayers Rock Strip, Alice Springs Chicken, and Rockhampton Ribeye.

LKC ordered the Outback Sirlion which costs RM42.50. It was served with mashed potato, steamed veggies and a corn. There is a sauce served together that just suit the steak perfectly. It is tasted something like black pepper and garlic sauce, I think.

The menu

Sigh...menu always looks more interesting that we'll get

As for myself, I ordered BBQ Chicken Quarter that costs RM 21.95. As the name suggested the chicken is tasted none other than the BBQ sauce. As for the side dishes, they served with coleslaw, mashed potato and the corn as well.
The menu

Another upsetting picture to see

The overall quality of the food is just superb. Two thumbs up!! We were a bit unlucky as there were 3 uncles and a China lady there who was drunk. They were shouting very loudly throughout our dinner and talking about prostitution all the time...no...no...no, we were not trying to eavesdropping their conversation. They were just screaming and we could hear it clearly.

Thursday, August 23, 2007

The end...?

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It has been close to 2 years I've been maintaining this blog. Guess this is one the longest hobby that I ever have apart from surfing the net. I used to have a few blog which I just created and never maintained it like the Yahoo 360°, Multiply, Windows Live Space and the Friendster's blog.


I'm a very curious type of person. I always want to find out what is new and interesting in this cyber space. That is the reason why I have created so many accounts to find out which blog provider can actually "satisfy" my need. Today I have created another account under LiveJournal. Yes I know. LiveJournal is not something new but I have not explore to this site before and thought why not I just create an account and see what they can provide.

The reasons why I'm still using Blogger is because it has a simple and pretty straight forward interface. It does not serve any other purposes other than letting you publishing a post entry to your blog. Multiply and Windows Live Space offer more than blogging service. It is more like a combination of Blogger and Friendster, where you can add your friends in to your account. Sometimes it is just too overloaded with information when you login. It takes some time for me to actually search for the link to add the link. Unlike Blogger where you can just click on the +New Post link right after you login. For others, you will actually need to click here and there just to write a post.

Very sweet theme, isn't it?

Back to the LiveJournal, one thing that caught my interest in this LiveJournal is the blog themes that they offer. Being a dummy in the HTML world, changing the blog theme will be the most tedious task. If you have been reading my blog for the past 2 years, you will notice that I've actually "tried" to change the theme from time to time. Always browse the Blog Skin to check out the nice themes, but too bad, I will always need to do some code modification to make it look better. I'm tired of doing the modification and sticked back to the boring templates provided by Blogger. As for the LiveJournal, they provide different types of layout and themes which are very nice. This really caught my attention and made me feel like exploring more on this LiveJournal.

Well, still not so sure how user-friendly can this LiveJournal be. Just need to spend some time on it to get use to it I guess. Will I be closing down this blog and "migrate" to LiveJournal? Not sure. Will announce when I'm ready.

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Holidays

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古巨基 Leo Ku's latest album - Moments, will be out on 24th August 2007.

Looking at the photo above makes me feel like going for a holiday. It's been so long since the last time I went for a holiday. The last place I went was South Korea in December last year. Oh man, more than 8 months already. I did not even go for a local trip holiday. Sigh, I went to JB on last February and Genting Highlands on 2 months back. But these were all company trips.

LKC and I were actually planning to go to Malacca on last weekend. Thought of asking Fei Pin, Chun Nee, Cheng Ghee and others to join, but none of them was free. So had to cancel the trip. Better wait till everyone is free to go. It's nicer to go in a group than just two of us. The more the merrier it seems.

Guess there won't be any holiday for me this year. LKC just joined the new company, it's not so nice for him to apply leave during probation period. And I'll be joining new company also in November. Don't dream of getting holiday in the year end. Need to save the annual leave for Chinese New Year. Oh...it's so upsetting to think about this.

30-Hour Famine

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Received a newsletter from the World Vision about the 30 Hour Famine:Hungry for Hope. So you must be asking what is this Famine about? Here is the definition:-


"Participants forego solid food for 30 hours. This can be done individually or together with other participants in the Famine Camp organised by associations, offices, schools or religious institutions.During the 30-Hour Famine Camp, participants are acquainted with the world-wide humanitarian work of World Vision, how emergency relief operations are managed, how poor communities are enabled to break the cycle of poverty, and how ordinary well-wishers can help people in need."

Here are the 10 reasons why you must not miss the 30-Hour Famine:

1. See how individuals working together can bring hope to the poor and afflicted.
2. Learn about Rights – Rights of Children! Yes, children have rights too!
3. Meet a Field Expert from World Vision China. You will learn how you’ve helped.
4. Bring hope to children and communities in Vietnam and Malaysia.
5. Help people who are affected/infected by HIV/AIDS.
6. Meet and make new friends – there will be more than 5,000 "Famine fighters".
7. Help us fill the stadium and break a record! Stadium Putra is one of the largest stadiums in Malaysia.
8. Be part of the global Famine movement – that’s 1.5 million people in 12 countries.
9. Get front-row seats to an explosive free concert featuring Fish Leong, Nicholas Teo, Daniel Lee and others (applicable to West Malaysia Famine only).
10. Know that you helped to build a better world for children.

Official Famine Ambassadors: Fish Leong, Nicholas Teo, Francissca Peter

If you are interested to get involve, click here.

West Malaysia 30-Hour Famine 2007
Date
Venue
Time
: 15 & 16 Sept 2007
: Stadium Putra, Bukit Jalil
: 12:00 noon on Saturday until 6:00pm on Sunday

Registration

For Academic Organisations
Distribution of Donation Cards
Last Date for Return of Donation Cards

For Members of the Public
Distribution of Donation Cards
Last Date for Return of Donation Cards

: 15 Apr to 15 Jul 2007
: 31 Jul 2007



: 15 Jun to 20 Aug 2007
: 26 Aug 2007




The registration closes on 26th August 2006. Act now!

Sunday, August 19, 2007

Diet...diet...diet

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Sigh...I'm getting fatter and fatter nowadays. People start noticing that I have actually put on weight. Clothes and pants are getting tighter. I can no longer buy clothes of XS or S size now. I will try on size M first before trying on size S now. Embarrass to ask the sales girl to get me a bigger size.

I think I should get back to my work out now. I've been very lazy going to the Celebrity ever since LKC came over to KL. I'll only go there once a week the most. Before LKC was here, I was so addicted to the dance classes. I went there almost everyday and after the classes, I would just grab some cherry tomatoes or drank milo as my dinner. But this has not been happening for the past one month. I've been taking heavy dinner almost every day. Sigh...it takes forever to loose weight, but it takes just a short period of one month to put on weight. It's so upsetting.

I'll need to start a diet-plan now. Here's what I'm planning to do:-

Breakfast
  • a cup of yogurt
  • a muesli bar
Lunch
  • sweet corn
  • cut fruits
Dinner
  • milo + cereal
  • salad
I'm not sure how long I can survive with these food. All I know that I really need to be on a strict diet until I gain back my ideal weight. Leow Lisan...you can do it!!!

Saturday, August 18, 2007

'Rich' dinner

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LKC's "boss" asked us for a dinner at Pantai Seafood Restaurant located at Kg Sg Kayu Ara - nearby the Damansara toll. He had been asking LKC for few times just this week itself. Since he had been so desperately wanted to check out this restaurant, so LKC decided to go there to give it a try. What attracted LKC's "boss" to check out this place was the snow crab. The "boss" wanted to try this snow crab even when he was in Australia, but that time he wasn't rich enough to pay for the crab.

We arrived there at around 8pm and never expected the place was so packed. I had to drive around the restaurant twice just to find the parking. The first thing that you managed to find in the restaurant is the aquariums. You can find different kind of seafood in these aquariums. Like the geoduck, Australian Lobster, snow crab, Alaska king crab, snails, clams, prawns, African abalone, oysters and different types of fish like soon hok, garoupa and etc.

The aquariums

The most expensive seafood in these aquarium is the Alaska King Crab. Always see this in the Discovery Channel - Deadliest Catch show. It costs RM238/kg (offer price, normal price RM248/kg).

Alaska King Crab

Next is the Australian Lobster, which costs RM233/kg. I'm kinda regret I did not try the lobster when I was in Australia. Never thought it is so costly here. I must try it the next time I go to Australia.

Australian Lobster

The second-runner of the most expensive seafood is the snow crab, which costs RM193/kg. The geoduck costs around RM159/kg. I always thought abalone and oysters are two very expensive food. After looking at the price of the crab and the lobster, now I feel that oysters and abalones are not that expensive anymore.

Snow crab

African abalone

Geoduck

Did not manage to take a lot of photos as I did not bring my camera along. Was using my phone's camera to take these photos and the stupid camera does not allow me to zoom closer. We ordered a superior snow crab, kepah (lala), crispy pork trotters and kai lan in two variety for the 4 of us. The superior snow crab was nice. The crab meat was very "sweet" and the gravy had a very strong taste of the dried scallop. The kepah tasted nice but not that special. Still prefer the Boston Restaurant in Klang. Nothing can beat that. The crispy pork trotters (no picture taken, was too busy enjoying the snow crab) is a deep fried of the pork knuckle served with some special sauce. The kai lan in two variety is nice too. There are two ways of preparing the kai lan - stir-fry of the kai lans' stalks and deep fried of the kai lans' leaves.

Superior snow crab

Kepah

Kai Lan in two variety

The total bill cost us RM425. The price is quite reasonable except for the snow crab. The cripsy pork trotters cost RM30/piece, the kepah only costs RM10 and the kai lan in two variety is only RM12. The snow crab costs us RM328. If you were to ask me what is so special about this snow crab. To be honest, the answer is nothing. It just tasted like the normal crab that we can get in Kepong for RM18/kg. The only thing special about this crab is the size. It's very huge. The one that we had weighed 1.7kg. Anyway, it is worth trying if you have some extra money and wanna try to experience what the rich people eat. It is enough just to try once. Our next target will be the Alaska King Crab or the geoduck.

The bill that cost RM425

Pantai Seafood Restaurant
Lot 13575, Jalan Cempaka,
PJU 6A, Kampung Sungai Kayu Ara,
47400 Petaling Jaya,
Selangor.
03-77255099

They have another branch located at the Section 13, Petaling Jaya. Next to the Nissan showroom nearby the old Bulatan University.

Cafe and Rest. Fresh Unique Seafood 23
Lot 9B-3, Jalan Kemajuan,
Section 13,
46200 Petaling Jaya,
Selangor.
03-79602088

Monday, August 13, 2007

Millionaire

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I was checking on the sportstoto result on Saturday and saw the jackpot winning prize was more than 8 millions for the Super Toto 6/49. Wow, it was so tempting.

Saturday's (11th August 2007) result

It's so hard to earn 1 million, no doubt 8 millions. So I was happily joking with LKC last night saying that what if I strike the lottery and won 8 millions. What will be the first thing I will do? Of course I will not publicly tell everyone that I strike the lottery, maybe will share my happiness with one or two close friends.

First thing I will do is of course deposit all the money in to the bank. Once I deposited, if it's lost, it's still the bank's responsibility to pay me back. Next I will buy a house, a double-storey costs around 200k - 300k will be enough and get my car change. Maybe a Honda Jazz will be good enough.

Next, I will tender my resignation letter with 24 hours notice. I do not need to worry so much this time. How cool it is when you throw the resignation letter to your boss and when he asks why, you'll just reply "Ngor fatt jor tatt" (I'm rich now). Hahaha...so happy. No more giving all the lame excuses or reasons for leaving the company. If the boss still wants to ask somemore, then I can tell him that I want to buy over your company and you will work for me. Wahahaha...so happy.

I was still dreaming about it this morning. Kept on telling LKC that "Ngor fatt jor tatt" (soon this phrase will become famous like the other two phrases "Dai jor lar" (Watched already lar) - Astro's On Demand advertisement and "I'm a tai kor mar" (I'm the big brother) - Digi's advertisement). I even thought of going to buy the lottery today to try my luck. Who knows I might be that lucky. Boom...my dream just gone when I check the result today.

Sunday's (12th August 2007) result

It's so upsetting to see this on Monday morning. Someone has strike the lottery. What is left now is only 1 million. What is more upsetting is knowing that my dream only lasted for 1 night. Never mind I still can aim for the Mega TOTO 6/52, which worth more than 5 millions. Leow Lisan...dream on...

Saturday, August 04, 2007

Resigned

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I've tendered my resignation letter yesterday after signing the offer letter from the new company on Thursday. At first I was still very miserable whether to accept the offer or not as I always think that being put in the Maybank project is a very good opportunity. I always wanted to finish this project first at least I've completed a full cycle of a very special project as claimed by everyone.

Things got changed after I received the feedback from my bosses on another project that I was doing besides Maybank. My bosses will never bothered whether you know how to solve the issue or not or whether you have any knowledge on the project that you are going to do or not. They will simply put you in there and let you survive on your own. It is good in a way as I got to learn and understand it faster than anyone else as extra efforts need to be put in there. Things turn to bad when I got stucked, not sure how to move on and there is no one I could refer to. Working in the Basis area for 2 years is still considered very junior and my knowledge is still very limited. Sometimes I need to have some seniors around to at least give me some advices on how to proceed.

Back to the project, there is one thing that I was supposed to do and I also found the way to do it. But I wasn't so sure whether there's anything I need to take care of before doing that. So I sent an email to my bosses telling them that I need their advice on this and also requested to have a senior to do this with me (though I know that it's impossible). They just gave me the green light to proceed this on myself. The project did not perform successfully. I'm not sure whether it's a lucky thing or not. We need to re-schedule the time to do it all over again and this time I requested to my boss again that I need to have a senior to do with me as I want to get things done for once and for all. Finally I'm allowed to have a senior to do it with me this time (as they can't charge the customer again and again if things got screwed up).

I got very fed up when the same things happen again and again. Why can't they change? What's the purpose of getting our feedback during review when they're not going to change it? Before I walked in to the big boss's room, I had already prepared myself on all the questions that are going to come out from his mouth.

Most of the things that he said are those common things like why are you leaving, I gave you so many opportunities, you've established yourself in this company, I had sent you to so many trainings...blah, blah, blah...yada...yada...yada. There are few things that he said actually surprised me, like one of the question he asked was "Did you tell anyone about your increment last year?" Then I told him I told my two seniors. He said that they were telling everyone about my increment. So what if they really tell everyone. I didn't find the increment was a lot. Some people got even higher than me.

Another thing that was really surprised me was he was telling me that "not every bosses will like you". I really appreciate that you actually like me but you won't whether my new boss will like me or not. He might like me like you do or even more than you do.

He was telling me that he was planning to give me bonus this month and he was thinking whether to pull it out or not. Duh...excuse me. If you feel like giving it, then go ahead. If you don't feel like giving it to me, which I think I'm deserved for it, please don't let me know. What are you trying to tell me? You made me feel that you're very sarcastic person. Because I'm leaving, I do not deserved for the bonus that I earned last year?

Sigh, he kept on asking me to reconsider. If I would to reconsider, I should have done it even before I tendered the letter. I'm not sure how many more times I will be called back to have a conversation with him and other bosses. Just wish me luck...

Wednesday, August 01, 2007

Harajuku

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Was listening to Gwen Stefani's The Sweet Escape album and there's a song titled Wind It Up (Harajuku Lovers Live Version). At the same time, received a newsletter from Maxis and at the corner of the newsletter, there is a Harajuku Doll Contest.

It made me so curious on what Harajuku is all about. Did a google search and found this at Wikipedia. Harajuku is actually the area around Harajuku Station on the Yamanote Line in the Shibuya ward of Tokyo, Japan. Never been to Japan, so don't know where exactly the place is. Harajuku Tokyo is a major fashion and shopping region and its famous for Harajuku Girls.
To what I understand from the small "research" I did, Harajuku is famous for the "cosplaying" (meaning "costume" or "roleplaying"). Well, it's not a common thing to do "cosplaying" in Malaysia here and people will look at you one kind even if you're just dressing up a little bit more "special". Taiwan is getting more famous on this "cosplaying" thingy right now. Got to know about this from the Guess Guess Guess show.
By the way, anyone interested in going to Gwen Stefani's concert? Feel like going but LKC is not interested in this kind of music. Kinda addicted to her songs lately...

If I could be sweet
I know I've been a real bad girl

I didn't mean for you to get hurt
Forever, we can make it better
Tell me boy, now wouldn't that be sweet?
Sweet escape


Whohoe, whihoo
Whohoe, whihoo

Whohoe, whihoo

Whohoe, whihoo