Monday, August 30, 2010
Wednesday, August 25, 2010
Last week was awesome, good food, good music and of course being around with good friends. Well in my case, my aunt and cousins :).
Since I’ve been to 2 good restaurant last week, I shall now review the food and service (*insert suspense music here*). I admit it that I’m not exactly a food connoisseur but even a commoner like me knows when the food is good or not.
Everyone knows this place at KK, it’s a popular joint for people to hangout, drink and probably dinner as well. I’ve been to this place a lot time before, usually to hang out and drink good cold beer. I’ve been warned many times before that the food there is awful and I never really bother to order food there since the price is a tad bit expensive for me.
Upperstar Grill and Bar, ring a bell? It’s situated near to the Segama, Burger King with branches at Lintas and Damai. I’m absolutely sure KK people know this place.
First before the food…the Cam whoring session.
My uncle and his lovely wife.
Dim lighting, probably to set up a romantic relaxing mood but the music is playing noisy pop hits so bad combination. A dangerous place to pick up girls/guys they might look very different in real lighting.
The service, quite pleasant enough although there’s a few rude waiter. I certainly don’t appreciate being peeked while I’m walking up the stairs and also I find it is rude talking out loud about me.
On to the food… The price is quite reasonable for a place like Upperstar of course a few more RM on the price but I’m satisfied. Of course I’m not paying for the dinner (I already mention more than 100 times how dirt poor I am), Nancy (my aunt) treated us for dinner that night. Thank You!!! You’re the Best!!!
Nancy and I picked the same meal and we were satisfied with it, although it was a bit too much for us. We couldn’t finished the steak.
My uncle pick was a well done beef tenderloin for the night. Asian rarely pick rare or medium when it comes to steak.
Looks yummy!!! The potato wedges is yummy and don’t be fooled by the tenderloin’s size it’s actually quite fulfilling. Cost only RM22.90.
And Guess what Amy (my uncle’s wife) picked?
Sirloin steak… Cost only RM19.95…
To be honest I don’t really know the difference between Lamb chop, sirloin or tenderloin. Being Asian I am rather clueless about the difference, all I know that it’s a steak and it looks almost the same except for the name. So I google it and look what I found out about it;
A beef tenderloin, known as an eye fillet in New Zealand and Australia, filet in France and fillet in England, is cut from the loin of beef. As with all quadrupeds, the tenderloin refers to the psoas major muscle anterior to the transverse processes of the lumbar vertebrae, near the kidneys. This muscle does very little work, so it is the most tender part of the beef. The tenderloin can either be cut for roasts or for steaks. Tenderloins from steers and heifers are most common at retail, but those from cows are common in foodservice applications, such as less expensive steakhouses.
A meat chop is a cut of meat cut perpendicularly to the spine, and usually containing a rib or riblet part of a vertebra and served as an individual portion. The most common kinds of meat chops are pork and lamb. A thin boneless chop, or one with only the rib bone, may be called a cutlet, though the difference is not always clear. The term "chop" is not usually used for beef, but a T-bone steak is essentially a loin chop, and a rib steak a rib chop.
Next time I’m going to a steakhouse, I am no longer clueless about the menu. I won’t be bothering Ed with silly questions.
We ended the night after a lengthy conversation about how we would design a restaurant. Nancy actually came up a pretty good idea about it. Hopefully in the future we can make it happen and I’ll be inviting all of you to dine there.
Man, this post really made me hungry… I haven’t eaten anything yet since this morning. Owh well… I better go and make myself an instant noodle lunch. See you guys around…
p/s: went to Fresco for dinner the next day, will blog about it later.
Tuesday, August 24, 2010
6 years ago, a baby boy came into our world and with him, he brought along much needed happiness to our family and tighten our bond. The empty space in our hearts filled with his laughter, joy and sadness. From that moment on I know our life will never be the same again.
Happy Birthday sweet brother of mine, Genesis Raphael!!!
My youngest brother getting older by the year, recently was his 6th birthday and this year, 3 years in a row he had 3 birthday party with 3 birthday cake (6333?!! after this I’ll go buy this number). He was born on the 17th of August on the year of the monkey and this little monkey boy grown up to be one witty 6 year old.
His birthday party has different set of guests, first party is exclusively for family only, 2nd will be for his school friend and the 3rd party is with his homies aka kids around the neighborhood. So you can imagine how hectic that will be, it wasn’t easy to organized 3 birthday party in a row in a short amount of time.
The 1st party = Party with the family members usually are easy to organize, just called or text, pick a good place to dine and a good cake.
And this year we picked Pizza Hut 1 Borneo (A BAD CHOICE but the birthday boy wanted to visit toys R us after the dinner). A small party compare to last year :( but at least the birthday monkey get want he wants.
Guess what he gets for his birthday? I know most of you typically will guess toys and a friend of mine asked me on facebook whether I treated my brother at mcdonald’s… and the answer is NO to toys or mcdonald’s treat.
demanded asked his older siblings RM50 each. Yes… MONEY. He’s such an opportunist brat and he DOUBLE the price with my parents RM100 each. But my other brother manage to dodge this wretched deal by buying him a Bumble Bee toy during his holiday at Taiwan. Meanwhile the monkey made a slight error when he signed his deal with mother dearest. He promise not to asked my mum to buy toys before his birthday, so the deal is every time he asked his birthday money allowance will be cut. By the time of his birthday his expenses has been cut down to RM50. Poor monkey… but that’s what you get when you signed the deal with the queen. LOL
Monkey happily received RM150 for his birthday and bought himself Ultraman Legend and a mini Optimus Prime toy, all that cost him only RM60++. He plan to save his money to buy a play station so he can play tekken all day. I’m worried about his obsession over this game tho.
I believe he’ll be severely addicted to this game if no one in my family intervene with it.
On to the 2nd partay… At his kindergarten.
This is actually my favorite party and it’s even easier to organize than the family party. A good cake and just inform the teacher, you’ll be coming at recess.
Kids can be so adorable sometimes.
3rd and final party.
This one quite tricky to organize. We never sent invitations and yet kids from all around the neighborhood seems to be coming. There’s no exact time when will the party start or end. Kids keep coming even after monkey blew his birthday candles. The only way to inform there’s a party at our place is verbally. Monkey will tell his best friend who lives next door and conveniently monkey’s best friend have lots of siblings. The information then will be pass along.
All I can say is THAT WAS ONE HECTIC NIGHT. Kids running around, asking for this and that, Ultraman on TV at full volume and not to mention the unfinished food lying around and someone even stepped on it accidently.
Imagine the MESS we had to clean up afterwards.
But another year of successful party for us. There’s a mix feelings seeing my brother growing up right in front of my eyes. I wish he’ll be 6 forever but that would be cruel and ridiculous. I know sooner or later he’ll be embarrassed to even hold my hand in public and let me hug him. He won’t be asking for piggy back rides anymore and he’s already too big to fit in the shopping cart.
huu… I’ll cherish every moment I got with him before he’ll turn into an obnoxious teenager and will only meet me for extra money. LOL
We R Family!
p/s: I’m the eldest of 4 siblings and I’m 18 years older than my youngest brother.
Sunday, August 22, 2010
As I promise you, I present to the readers (who’ve been nice enough to visit this blog) Bruce Kuhn, a man with such talent to entertained us about the story of Jesus. Sorry it took so long, I’ve been on a long ongoing battle with Dr Evil Flu and his disciples Hot Head Fever for the whole week. (Plus was busy organizing my brother’s birthday and some social activity which of course will be featured exclusively here… lol).
The event was held at the Sacred’s Heart Church Hall on the 14th August 2010 & 15th August 2010. The fee admission was only RM10 and RM5 for student.
I didn’t actually paid for my tickets though, my parents did. They
force asked me to tagged along and surely I can’t say NO to my lovely mother *wink2*. The night got even merrier when HAWT cousin Daisy and aunt Annie joined us.
8.15pm when everyone is finally seated, the MC start off with a funny introduction about Mr Bruce Kuhn. She emphasizes just like in the poster that Mr Bruce Kuhn is a Broadway actor but the funny thing is she seems clueless about the Broadway show which she claimed “supposed to be popular”. Mr Bruce Kuhn is one of the actor in Les Miserables (-_-“)… Les Miserables people!!! It’s not suppose to be popular, IT IS POPULAR!!! Anyway Mr Bruce Kuhn played as Montparnase in the show.
After a brief speech from the Archbishop, the show start. To be honest I don’t really know what to expect of the show. This photo resulted from my olympus digital camera. As you can see it’s not a good picture. I again blame the distance, it’s too fucking far to zoom. I hate myself at that moment for not borrowing the dslr.
The Gospel of Luke is about Jesus Christ is the third and longest of the four canonical Gospels. It begins with the birth of Christ and his resurrection so it’s quite a long story that will probably put you to sleep before the end. I admit that I’m not exactly a fan of the bible, I’ve read it now and then since kindergarten.
But throughout the show not once did I look at my watch hoping that it will end soon. Bruce Kuhn enthusiastic performance succeeded in making everyone stay put on their seat. It’s like watching, hearing a new story altogether and it’s funny. I really like the way Bruce Kuhn performed the Gospel of Luke mixing it with a hint of comedy. With only the spotlight on him, he stands alone delivering the Gospel of Luke in his own way. My father was really impressed with him, Bruce Kuhn memorized word for word from the Bible. There’s not a moment where he hesitated or paused to think, (except when he needs to drink ) he only took 15 minutes break. The show lasted for an hour and a half (more or less) and I’m proud to say not a waste of money (even though it’s not my money). If the Sunday summons is anything like this, I will definitely looking forward going to mass.
Although I’m sad to say that I missed his second show. I really wanted to go but already had plans but I bet the show is as enthusiastic and inspiring. If Malaysian’s actors can act half as good like Bruce Kuhn, there’s probably chances I’ll be watching local film in the cinema.
owh… and before I end this post lemme show you HAWT cousin Daisy ;)
Trying to be Miss Independent.
Tuesday, August 17, 2010
Every time I connect to the internet via Digi Broadband, firefox will automatically open myinternet which is a Digi website where you can find the latest info about Digi products etc… and of course the daily news. Usually the most viewed headlines will pop on the news section.
Today, Malaysian choose to picked this headline : “HK Director goes 3D in porn movie”. There’s much more shocking headlines before but I’m not surprised why this is in the most viewed.
Porn… I believe everyone knows what porn is, as our Sabahan slang usually called it BF (Blue Film). Until now I still doesn’t understand what is so blue about porn. Can anyone care to explain me why we (Sabahan) called it blue film? I dunno if other states in Malaysia has the same nickname like ours for porn, but if you do kindly explain please…
Anyway the Hong Kong Director aspire to become the first person in the world to release a 3D erotic movie. The title for the movie is, -D Sex and Zen: Extreme Ecstasy. It’s about a young men being introduced to obscene world of a duke.
It’s a RM12.4 million porn!!! Which starring none other than famous Japanese porn star Yukiko Suo and Saori Hara. The movie is schedule to be released next year.
I not exactly a fan of porn films but I’ll be lying if I said I haven’t seen one. Porn in 3D isn’t that a bit… I dunno… weird? in some way… It would be really weird wearing the 3D glasses watching someone doing a blowjob and sexual intercourse. And it’s an Asian porn film… You can expect lots of hairiness around the genitals and if it’s film around the 20s or 50s then the ladies armpits won’t be shave. People will be seeing HAIR in the wrong places but if that’s your preference then you’ll probably enjoy the porn film.
Here’s pictures of the actresses mentioned. Don’t worry the pictures are relatively PG13.
The actresses is hawwwttt although I do wonder if their face and breast are real. Plastic surgery are so common and popular nowadays, especially in the entertainment industry, you have to expect a bit modification of them.
I can name a few of my guy friends that will be excited about the movie. Too bad that our beloved Malaysia won’t be showing porn in our cinema anytime soon, cancel that make that… NEVER EVER. We can sleep in peace knowing that this movie won’t be showing up here. LOL
It’s kinda ironic though that other than this is listed as most viewed there’s another headlines saying that ‘Porn a major reason behind baby dumping’.
Sunday, August 15, 2010
I'm so glad.. it might be a blessed Sunday after all! I just arrive home from the topup store, turns out my topup voucher is still available and can be use tomorrow. Hopefully what the nice salesgirl say is true or I'll turn into Lisbeth Salander and kick her ass.
Thursday, August 12, 2010
Tuesday, August 10, 2010
I’m proud to announce that Dewina Petrus Guriting didn’t won Miss Borneo Tourism pageant. Which is a disappointment but no worries, there’s always other pageants and of course our beloved Unduk Ngadau contest. At least Dewina is not being a sore loser about it, unlike some people.
But my dearest cousin is still the fairest of them all… at least in my opinion and also her fans. LOL… Dewina has her own facebook fan club, do click like for more info about her and of course pictures of her from the Miss Borneo Tourism Pageant. I’ll give you guys the link in case you wanna check it out : DEWINA FANCLUB.
We attended (the avid supporters) almost all of the Miss Borneo Tourism events. The Special Appearance at Cock&Bull (30th July 2010), Talent Night at Shenanigans Hyatt and of course the Grand Gala Night. We supported her all through the pageant although she didn’t win the title or Miss Popular (although she did ranked number 3 in the sms vote), we know she did her best. So on her behalf I would like to thanks all my friends that voted for her.
Dewina and Cassandra. Both hot looking women and Cassandra is very TALL. She’s not even wearing heels in this picture and she’s still taller than Dewina which if I stand beside her, I will look like a gnome.
There were only 5 contestants at the special appearance, all from Sabah the other 5 finalist gone back to Sarawak but they flew back just in time for the Talent Night on the 31st of July 2010.
Dewina picked Sompoton as her talent for the night. Sompoton is a traditonal kadazan dusun musical instrument. It’s not easy to play this instrument you gotta blow hard!!! LOL. Anyway here’s some info about SOMPOTON.
I love this picture of her. Looking so poise and elegant.
We barely made it to the talent show, as you’ve read my previous entry we’ve been invited to the Hennessy Artistry event so that particular night was kinda hectic for us. Switching from one venue to another. But Dewina did quite good job with the sompoton of course some help from her pageant sisters (is that the right word to put it? LOL). Unfortunately some ignorant people doesn’t understand the art of sompoton. Others I assumed did better or worse, the talent show was won by Miss Elaine Audrey Lee with her hip hop performance. We missed it though, no one can be in 2 places at the same time.
Then, on to the Grand Gala Night. Miss Borneo Tourism Pageant’s Grand Gala Night was held at Kimanis Ballroom, Hyatt Regency Hotel. The theme for the night was glam which I think we (only the 3 of us manage to come Nancy, Daisy and I) manage to pull it off considering the amount of time we had.
All the contestants look beautiful and glamorous at the Grand Gala Night. My favorite dress for the night would be what Chloe wore. I like the detail on the dress, the perfect dress that I imagine wearing at my wedding in another 10 years from now. LOL
When Daphe Iking (Yes, forgot to mentioned Daphe Iking was the hostess for the night, no wonder the ticket price reach to RM400 per person) announce the top 5, we were really disappointed Dewina didn’t make it. The top 5 were Samantha, Elaine, Marlene, Janet and Eliza.
Elaine Audrey Lee crowned as the new Miss Borneo Tourism Pageant, 1st runner up was Jannet Bennet and 2nd runner up is Marlene Lim. I admit that I was surprised that Elaine won, I was betting on Janet to win the title. I thought Janet was beautiful and did quite good at the Q&A session which Elaine did errr…not so good? But Elaine was cute as a button with the pink dress and she’s a Sabahan. I have no objection of her winning the title.
But if you notice the Miss Borneo Tourism Page, there’s been quite an argument about her winning the title. The comments made towards her was condescending, rude and hurtful by this particular person. I hope Miss Elaine will be patient with the critics and just do her best making Borneo proud at China.
I don’t have any pictures of the winners but manage to snap this picture with Cassandra. I wanted to snap some pictures of Daphne Iking but she left quickly after the event ended and I
again was too damn coward to ask her.
The pageant events was fun especially for Dewina, I hope she learn something from the pageant. I still don’t believe beauty pageant can help the environment though, to influenced people to be aware of our deteriorating environment takes a lot more that a beauty pageant.
We, ourselves must realize that our environment needs our help. Human done a lot to destroy the nature for their own need to survive, to be make things better but all that need to stop now. We gotten more than we wanted from this world there’s no need to destroy mother nature anymore. We are leading to our own destruction if we don’t stop what we are doing now.
Sabahan, you know what I mean! do visit this page in facebook. Say No to Coal in Sabah and the Kaiduan dam, don’t let them destroy our nature. Sabah is beautiful as it is with its own unique culture and of course the nature itself.
With that I end this post. I’m not a self proclaimed environmentalist but I do love nature very much. I’m doing my best for my part to create a better environment for the future.
Kadazan dusun language is human language, you FUCK FACE RACIST!!!
*Pictures without cyntacinta tags courtesy of Nancy Anthony and Psyce photography*