Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Macau - HK - Macau , here I come!

Updates to the blog will be limited until Sunday night, will be travelling ... longest flight on Air Asia to date for me!

Macau ... and the ferry to HK!

Hong Kong

iPhone - Up close and personal

Finally, I got to shoot the Apple iPhone 8Gb up close ...

Start-up screen

Here's the skinz it had on ...

Stunning screen, fabulous resolution, scratch-proof, just ... WOW!

So many applications!

The 'HOLD' button as well as the Volume Up-Down rocker switch.

The mirror-finish rear is as pretty as the front!

The power adapter ...

Pastries @ Lavender, AEON Mall Klang

Lavender Confectionery and Bakery
Add: Bukit Tinggi Klang, Lot G18 Ground Floor, AEON Bukit Tinggi Shopping Centre
Tel: +603 3326 2794

Chicken Sausage bun (RM$2.20) - Pretty good

Otak Cheese Bun (RM$2.20) - Yummy!

Japanese Cheese Stick (RM$1.80) - Excellent, so soft and fluffy, and just enough taste.
Update! Yup, they call it a cheese stick, in effect it really is a cheese CAKE!

Monday, April 28, 2008

Twister Orange by Tropicana

My breakfast this morning, RM$2.40 from your local Shell gas station convenience store!

From the USA Tropicana website ... Tropicana Twister® is the delicious juice drink that comes in twisted flavor combinations like Tropical Fruit Fury and Strawberry Kiwi Cyclone. Single-Serve plastic bottles.

History lesson from Tropicana's corporate site ...
Tropicana was founded in 1947 by Anthony Rossi as a Florida fruit packaging business. In 1954 Rossi pioneered a pasteurization process for orange juice. He started his own fruit packing business and shipped jars of sectioned fruit and fresh juice to hotels and restaurants in refrigerated trucks. One of his first customers, the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel, had a standing order for 1,000 gallons of juice and fruit jars each week.

Mini-me Chivas Regal

Hmm, what's in this little box?

A miniature bottle Chivas Regal on a swing-rack!

Angel Hair Pasta with Siew Yoke - Vintry, Damansara Heights

Add: 130 Jalan Kasah , Medan Damansara , KL
Tel: +603 2094 8262

Angel Hair Pasta with Siew Yoke (Caramalised roast pork) .... soooooo yummy.

Signature dish at Vintry ... the Korean Noodles with Siew Yoke (Roast Pork). So tasty!

Caesar Salad with Roast Pork ... so-so ...

This was delicious ... Cajun Triple decker Sandwich, served with Crisps. Slurp! So tasty :-)

Matua Valley Shingle Peak Pinot Noir 2004 from Malborough, New Zealand ... quite decent, and easy drinking. Under RM$70.

Wirra Wirra Church Block Cab Sav ... Usually one of my preferred vintages! Reasonably priced at just over RM$100 too.

ps - By the time I arrived, a 100g plate of caramalised roast pork had already been finished. For all the above, including that bottle of Pinot Noir (as well as a Takeaway Order - 200 g of roast pork and another Cajun triple decker sandwich), the meal for five came up to just over RM$270.
Review from my previous visit
Another review of Vintry

Mercedes S65 AMG

This is one performance ubermobile! Spotted at Damansara Heights ... slurrrrrrrp!

I checked on Wikipedia ... What's AMG?
Mercedes-AMG is the high performance division of the Mercedes-Benz car company. Mercedes-Benz acquired majority interest in AMG in 1998.
AMG or Aufrecht Melcher Großaspach was founded in 1967 as AMG Motorenbau und Entwicklungsgesellschaft mbH (AMG Engine Production and Development, Ltd.) by former Mercedes engineers Hans-Werner Aufrecht and Erhard Melcher in a town near Stuttgart called Großaspach."AMG" is an abbreviation that stands for: Hans Werner Aufrecht (A) and Eberhard Melcher (M) who were partners, while Aufrecht’s birthplace of Großaspach (G) supplied the third letter in the company name.

And for this particular W221 'supercar' ... The S 63 AMG and the S 600 makes the same sprint in about 4.6 seconds. The twin-turbo V12 in the S 65 AMG is also found in Mercedes roadster SL 65 AMG.

XIII NAM 88 plate - Cool!

Spotted this late one night near Damansara ... nice! XIII NAM 88 :-) on a S350 Benzy.

Yale Travel Luggage Padlock

I like my new Yale travel lock :-) Looks like diving tanks! Perfect for my dive bag I reckon ...
Ps. Purchased at ACE Hardware @ Ikano Power Centre, Mutiara Damansara, RM$24.

Mercedes CLS 350 - LEDs are cool

What's stunning about the CLS? Lots of stuff ... including the rear LEDs. Yummy!

Ps - Triple 8? Pretty cool too ...

Mizi Shabu Shabu Steamboat, Puchong

Add: Mizi Shabu Shabu @ No 17, Jln Puteri 2/5, Bandar Puteri, Puchong
Tel: +603 8060 3221
Opening hours: Mon - Sat (11.30am - 3pm, 6pm - 11pm) & Sun (11.30am - 3pm, 5.30pm - 11pm)

Be prepared to wait ... this place is popular, but it certainly is worth the 30 minute wait :-) we went through!

Gorgeous! This made all the difference ... the sauce, a blend of sesame, chilli paste, spring onions and lots of fried onions.

WH liked the Sancha sauce ala Taiwan ...

Fish noodles ala Pulau Ketam ...

The sets were great, but the meats (My fave = Lamb, the beef and pork was good too) were incredible ... so fresh and tasty when cooked in the hotpot (Each one gets their own hotpot ... sort of like a hygienic and mini-lok lok!!). Great concept!! And the speed of the induction heater, amazing ... no more ten minute waits for the soup to boil, you now only have to wait a minute or two!

Here're some images of our hotpots from start to finish ... we took the Herbal and Ginseng soup varieties (There's also Tom Yam). Delicious!

One of us decided to brave it and have a Ice Honey Chlorophyll .... eep! I stuck to a very fresh and delicious Double Orange Juice ... followed by Ice Green Tea. Slurp, refreshing!

Thanks again to W and H for the yummy treat ... RM$140 well spent, we were so full up! And tummies were so happy!

Ps - Indulged in some pretty hardcore makan with this foursome over Sunday ...
1pm Tim Sum at Dynasty Hotel KL
3pm Snacks at Prima Setapak II launch in Setapak, KL
5pm Tea time of Meatballs at IKEA Restaurant, Damansara
8pm Finally, a hearty Steaboat dinner at Puchong