Wednesday, December 29, 2010

The New Breakfast Show With JD and Dilly

If you have listened to RedFM in the mornings before, you'd probably heard of JD and Dilly.
But one morning, they mysteriously disappeared from the RedFM airwaves.
Not many people knew about what happened but I did leave a hint at this blog post:

Actually, they decided to make the move from RedFM to MixFM. This somehow prompted RedFM's producer to take them off the air without providing an explanation.

Now that they've fully moved to MixFM, you'll be able to hear JD and Dilly again at the morning segment. Only this time, it'll be at MixFM instead!

So remember to tune in to them as they start off this coming January 3rd, 2011.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Merry Christmas & A Happy New Year!

Just wanna wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
So what did you guys do on Christmas? :)

I did something unusual. I went for a Chess Competition instead.
Haven't been playing chess competitions for about 12 years has really got me real rusty.

Out of the 7 games I played, I only won 2. XD
Twice lost on time (shows how rusty I am. I used to win on time. Now I can't think that fast and I'm easily distracted), twice lost by really bad mistakes and one that I lost fair and square. haha

First game, I made not one, not 2, but THREE mistakes. One mistake is already enough to cost me the game, what's more 3.

Anyway, it was fun playing chess competition again. This time, I wasn't as serious as I used to be during my school days, so it doesn't matter if I lose.

But to my surprise, despite winning only 2 games (1 out of sheer luck because the guy made 2 gravely mistakes), I STILL go home with a prize!

It's due to the lucky draw. And this is what I got:

A turtle soft toy. XD
I was carrying it all the way home in public, LOL.

Certainly had fun and I definitely would wanna go for more chess competition in the future again. Now, just play for fun instead of worrying about rankings and prize moneys. I'm supposed to be retired. haha

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Star Live Concert 十分红 2010

Yesterday was the Star Live Concert happening at Stadium Bukit Jalil, outdoor at the Car Park A.

I was at the Feel Good Zone B as they called that area. I was a little late in going over, hence I didn't get a good spot for photo taking. Nevertheless, I wanna share some of the photos I took at the concert.

When I was there, Landy Wen was on stage singing already.

Next up, Wi Jia Hui takes the stage.

Singing with some dancers on stage.

He did a duet after that with Will Ng.

There's some broadcast going on at the bottom of the left big projector screen.

Will Ng continues to sing on...

Peter Ho up next to take the stage.

Seems to be singing out of tune to me.

And then MC Jin takes the stage with his Canto-rap.

He did an awesome freestyle too!

MC Jin with Han Jin.

Starts singing solo.

AK takes the stage with their fancy dancing.

Erm, not sure who this guy is. XD

Closer look via the big projector screen.

The moment most people has been waiting for has arrived. The two most anticipated singers to appear is here.

Started off with Della Ding Dang

And lastly, JJLin appeared.

And that's a wrap. :D

Thanks so much to Hot Magazine to provide me the passes. :)

Monday, December 13, 2010

Food Gathering at Jaya One

It was a beautiful Saturday late morning. The sun was shining but it wasn't too hot for an outing. The slight breeze that blows along a comfortable setting was quite ideal in motivating me to move on an otherwise lazy day.
So I went for the food excursion in Jaya One with the Glitterati Plus Nuffnangers on Saturday, December 11, 2010 at around lunch hour. There were four restaurants that we went to, of which, 2 of the restaurants were to sample their desserts.

Kinnaree Thai Restaurant

The first restaurant that we went to for their main course dishes was Kinnaree Thai Restaurant.

When I arrive at the place, some early birds there were served lemongrass drink while waiting for others to come. Once we had most arrived, they started serving the dishes.
For starters this is what we had:

It's Spicy Pamelo Salad. It has minced chicken, prawns, chili paste and coconut flakes in it served on a cut pomelo shell.
Another starter salad we were served was:

This dish is called the Crispy Papaya Salad (Som Tum Thod). It really is deep-fried spicy papaya.
Next came the famous Thai soup, Tom Yam Kung soup.

If I'm not mistaken, we're given the seafood version of it. Comes with fresh river prawns and abalone mushrooms in it. There's also a clear version of this soup. This tom yam soup is not as spicy as the one you eat at your local Malay restaurant. The mixture of spicy and sour taste is just right for me.

Then, to go along with our Thai fragrant rice, the ensemble of delicacies arrived, placed neatly on our tables.

The picture above shows the deep-fried Garoupa boneless fish with the Chef's Special sweet, sour and spicy Tamarind Sauce. In Thai, it's called the Pla Sam Rod.

Here we have just the normal kangkung or called Thai-styled Morning Glory.
Here's another fish which we had:

It's steamed fish with lime. Also a boneless fish served with spicy lime sauce. The fish used for this is the seabass fish.
Another meat that's presented to us:

It's duck meat. Think this is the Grilled Duck in Tamarind Sauce. I'm a sucker for duck so this is my favorite dish. :D

This dish above is called the Hot Sea. It's stir-fried assorted seafood with chili, basil leaves and young peppercorn to ignite the spiciness of the dish.
And one last meat dish that we had:

Green Curry Chicken. It's grilled chicken with green curry in coconut milk.
Notice the exquisite crockery and cutlery.

It looks elegant.

Kinnaree is part of the Thai Inspired Group which the Amaree Thai Hotpot restaurant in Subang is also a part of.

BBQ Chicken

Once we're done with Kinnaree Thai Restaurant, we were almost full to the brim. Yet, we headed on next door to this place:

BBQ Chicken. This is a franchise from the No. 1 chicken restaurant in Korea.
Portions given to us to sample were considerably smaller due to us being well fed by the previous restaurant we visited.

The item above is called Kochi. It's skewers of grilled chicken with BBQ sauce and homemade herbs. Looks like fat satay, but definitely does not taste like satay. XD

Col-Pop Chicken (the item on the left) is a really unique item which I think can make tons of money should it be sold at cinema outlets. It's bite-sized chicken meat (like KFC's popcorn chicken) which is on top of the cup of a carbonated drink with 2 straws poking out on each side for the carbonated drink to be shared! This is simply an ingenious design.

The item on the right (referring to the picture above) is called the Jerk BBQ.
It's whole chicken leg cooked over charcoal fire with Korean style barbecue sauce, a bestseller of the restaurant.

Another 2 dishes:

The main focus on the picture above with the combination of fried rice and coleslaw on the plate is called the Olive Luxury Chicken. This chicken is fried using 100% olive oil that's imported from Spain.
The one further with four pieces of meat on a small dish are Teri-Q Wings. Somehow in the picture, it seemed dark when the color of the chicken is actually the same as the Olive Luxury Chicken. :/
The Teri-Q Wings are marinated with Teriyaki Soybean sauce and Garlic coated with glutinous rice powder.

Other items that were served to us includes the Grilled Lamb with mushroom olive sauce, the Korean Charbroiled Salad, Charbroiled Chicken Tortilla and this spicy dish:

called the Hot Hot Drum. Hot red pepper grain and paste spread over the fried chicken. Usually served 2 pieces with side dishes of fried rice/ french fries/ mashed potato + coleslaw.

And this:

is BBQ Chicken's signature dessert. Called the Pat Bing Soo. A combination of Vanilla ice cream, red beans, fruit cocktail, nata de coco, Korean rice cake, strawberry and chocolate sauce on crushed ice with two chocolate wafer sticks (I believe it's called Love Letters) stabbed in.

After we're done with the main courses, we head on down to our next destination for desserts.

Frontera - Sol of Mexico

The last time I was here, I was at the Nuffnang Tiger Run event where over here, we need to eat a piece of their buffalo wings as fast as we can then move on to the next checkpoint. After the race, I went back to grab some more of those delicious buffalo wings (some of them are rather spicy) which they're famous for.

This time around, it was to try the desserts out that Frontera had laid out to us.

These look like some alcohol shots but it's really just fruits in juice. It's called Watermelon & Honeydew Agua Fresca. Easy to see which is the watermelon and the honeydew.

At the bottom of the shot glass, you'll see a concentrated liquid in brownish color. That is actually the agave nectar. It's very sweet. Avoid drinking all the way to the bottom if you're unable to take too sweet.

Next up, we were serve a slice of 3 different desserts.

From left to right, it's Chipotle Chocolate Brownies, Pina Colada Sombrero and Strawberry Quatro Leches.
The chocolate brownie has an odd spicy taste added to the sweetness of it.

Off towards trying ice cream at this place next:

The Bee

Ee Vee of "The Last Polka" ice cream has really authentic and unique flavors to offer at The Bee.

The flavors I tried:
1) Nutella
The same as the chocolate bread spread you find in supermarkets. This is with hazelnuts in it.
2) Teh Tarik
This is authentically Malaysian flavor. It just taste tea-ish.
3) Horlicks
Taste exactly like it, that's why I love this taste. :P
4) Malt and Peanut Butter
Taste exactly like peanut butter. I love peanut butter more on a bread, though.
5) Chocolate 5 Spices.
It has a rather unique taste. Hard to describe. Specially made for the holiday season of Christmas.
And the highlight flavor I was dying to try:

6) Guinness
They put it in a coffee shot cup instead of the usual sample cup for me to savor. XD
It tastes like a weaker kind of Guinness.

These ice creams are made of 100% natural ingredients. Other flavors that are available but I didn't try are:
1) French Toast
Cinnamon, eggs, bread and syrup. I can't imagine how this taste in an ice cream.
2) Green Tea
This of course is nothing new as you can find it at Japanese restaurants too.
3) White Coffee
4) Black Sesame
Erm, not sure how this taste like too. Doesn't black sesame has a bit of bitter taste? O_o

So if you wanna try these unusual flavors, you now know where to get. -_o

Ee Vee mentioned that the burgers there are delicious too. I might wanna give it a try one day.