Saturday, June 30, 2007

Futsal Tournament, Shah Alam

Sunday morning, 1st July 2007

My guys took part in a big Selangor futsal tournament this morning at Section 15, Shah Alam ... GO GUYS!
ps. Bumped into Roy Lau as well!

Supper at Flo, Equatorial Hotel

Flo, Equatorial Hotel
Along Jalan Sultan Ismail, KL
An eclectic selection of food to accompany Mia Palencia's set ... from Italian , to Malaysian , washed down with some fine reds and whites (and one glass of Lychee Martini). Overall, everything (namely the Salmon, the pastas, assam laksa, and nasi lemak) was good ... but what stood out was the CREME DE LA CREME pizza!

Mia Palencia and Roger Wang at Flo, Equatorial Hotel

Saturday night till late, 30th June 2007
Double Take ... Mia Palcencia & Roger Wang
Flo Lobby Lounge, Equatorial Hotel

Double Take, consisting of Mia-Germain Palencia, a 22-year old vocalist, and Roger Wang, a 32-year old acoustic guitarist, is a firm believer in simplicity. With nothing more than a guitar and a voice, the duo presents their music in minimalist arrangements, with Wang expertly handling everything guitar-related, from the bass lines to the chords to the percussive bits, while Palencia grabs attention through her invitingly rich vocals that bring to mind a young Ella Fitzgerald.

Roger describes the history of this Summer Jazz Series III ... "Back in 2005, Equatorial Hotel was interested in incorporating some live music into Flo. So they came up with the Summer Jazz Series idea. Chris Moore of Equatorial contacted us about this. He worked with us before at Concorde Hotel when we did a one-week gig there in 2001. He brought his GM to come check us out at a gig that we were doing. Right after that, they decided that we were the right act for the first Summer Jazz Series. That turned out very good. I guess that's the main reason why we came back for the second one and now the third." says ... Mia has the voice of an angel and a repertoire to match, great presence on stage and she is versatile enough to switch between Sting to Paul McCartney and blues and jazz, simply MAGNIFIQUE! Roger is the perfect partner, and his mastery of the guitar is apparent ("Magical fingers!"). There were times when I swore there were 2 guitarists in him!

The magnificent duo...

Economy Rice at Trendy Station, Klang

30th June 2007
A quick (and VERY CHEAP - $3.80 only) dinner at Trendy Food Station, Bukit Tinggi (Klang) ...

Golf at KGPA, near Mont Kiara

30th June 2007 - Round of golf with Soo Ka, Gary, Nelson .. and on my flight, Cheik and Janet.
Kelab Golf Perkhidmatan Awam (KGPA) is known as Malaysia's SECOND hardest golf course! Not the friendliest of Course Marshalls, so beware when playing here ... and make sure you wear a BELT too. Yes, I kid u not!
Kelab Golf Perkhidmatan Awam, Bukit Kiara,Off Jalan Damnasara, 60000 Kuala Lumpur.
Tel: +603 7955 0121

Red Ginger, Damansara Heights

Lunch, 30th June 2007
Service doesn't begin with 'Huh!? ... Indifferent and aloof service, but the food was OK. I do not appreciate restaurants that do not greet their clients with a cheery GOOD MORNING first thing in the morning!
Otak - Yummy, Kuay Teow Soup - noodles were too firm, possibly not 'fresh' but dried noodles rehydrated, Kum Heong Noodles were good, and Belachan Fried Rice was too 'wet' - I prefer my fried rice DRY). Highlight was the drink, Calamansi (Kut Chye) with Pomello, highly refreshing!
Add: 18G-M, Medan Setia 2, Plaza Damansara, Bukit Damansara, 50490 KL
Tel: + 603 2095 3118