Monday, January 31, 2011

Little Italy in Kota Kinabalu

Sorry, been neglecting this blog these past few weeks. I pledge from now on to blog at least once a week for my own peace of mind. I need a medium where I can let it all out without forgetting myself.

So what’s new in 2011 other than THE HAIR? Well.. I finally got the chance to go to Little Italy and if you don’t know about this place then you might be one ignorant S.O.B. It’s like one of the most popular Italian restaurant at Kota Kinabalu and situated at Capital Hotel which is just across Wisma Merdeka.

It’s been quite some time that I wanted to dine at Little Italy, I heard rumors, read reviews and testimony from my close friends that this place is one great place to dine. Yet… It took a few years before I could land my feet at this place.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA As you can see in this picture the interior the restaurant used thin red brick veneer probably to get a feel of being in Italy itself. I never been to Italy myself and my view of Italy mainly came from Travel channels so I couldn’t really comment the atmosphere there.

The place were usually crowded so we arrived early to get good seats. When it got too crowded they even setup tables near to the curb. 

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA So basically no matter how grand the interior is, what’s important is the foooodddd.

As a 1st timer at Little Italy, I try not to be bias and to rely on other’s opinion in judging the food. Bear in mind that I’m not an expert just someone who loves good food. :)

The 1st thing I ordered was the Tiramisu cake;

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Yes… I know dessert should be taken after the main course but I’m a “kampung” girl with lots of appetite for sweet confectioneries so I’m sending you a middle finger in my head. LOL

The Tiramisu cost RM11.90, pretty expensive to me. I’m not quite sure whether it’s worth it tho but the other dessert on the menu such as the caramel pudding (which I ordered the 2nd time I was there but forgot to take pics) was such a delight. :D

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA Paired it up with a cup of hot chocolate = RM7.90.

and chose…

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA Pasta alla Carbonara as my main course.

all I can say is YUUMMMMYYY but I still prefer the one Chef Irwan and his entourage made for us at The Square Novotel. I like my carbonara extra creamy…

Here’s a close up view of the carbonara. 

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A dinner at Little Italy will never be complete without THE PIZZAs. Which rumored to be the best in Kota Kinabalu itself.

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Margherita pizza… not very appetizing from the looks of it. But never judge anything by its looks because this muthafucka is one delicious pizza.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA A close up view. Still I believe there’s more better pizza than this. Time will take me to that one unforgettable pizza.

One special thing you can do at Little Italy is…

YOU CAN CREATE YOUR OWN PIZZA TOPPING.

I ain’t kidding ya’ll here… I actually created my own topping at the next visit. Mushroom + pepperoni + extra extra cheese…

The Verdict from my pizza hut loving brother was :

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So it gotta be good.

While I chose something simple for my dinner… the other dinner guest chose;

*Please excuse my inartistic photography* 

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Agnello alla griglia will burn RM32.90 in your wallet and that doesn’t include the service charge and government tax.

The meal was worth it tho, Carol ordered it again. :D

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA Filetto di sole ai : RM30.90… If you’re not a fish lover don’t order this meal.

and last but certainly not least…

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA This unknown meal which I forgot the name but remember the taste. I would definitely pick this one over Agnello alla griglia. Probably because I’m a fan of potato wedges and thousand island sauce.

A meal at Little Italy will kill cost you RM40++ per person and our meal for the day including some of the cuisine that weren’t feature in this post (my camera battery again FML) was RM200++.

So if you aren’t with your parents or someone that actually have a job to take you out on a dinner at Little Italy… please go to Fong Ip or Fook Yuen instead breakfast, lunch and dinner will save little money you got in your wallet.

But if you wanna impress a girl/guy then go ahead… Just make sure you bring extra cash.

xxx

Cyntacinta  

Sunday, January 9, 2011

The Long hair dilemma

Dear beloved hair,

              My love, I think it is time we must part for our relationship has taken the turn where everything is a dead end and there is nothing else to do but end it. We’ve been through good and bad times, you stuck around me even when I hurt you by not applying moisturizer after shampoo, rarely comb you with care and I don’t even care for your splits end.

              I’ve mistreated you and I’m sorry for that. You have been tainted by the fake hair color, the curling iron and massive amount of hairspray. You’ve been abused by the one you trusted the most.

              I know you will never leave me, so let me make the first move and end this relationship. It is for your own good and believe me it will be better and you will look shiny, beautiful like the shampoo ads on TV. So we must cut and be gone.

                                                                                          Forever Yours

 

Okay… I am getting sick of my LONG HAIR. I never had my hair this long since… since.. NEVER.

This is the only time and I haven’t bother cutting or getting it trimmed for almost a year now. It looks unhealthy and apparently getting annoyed looking at it in the mirror.

To be honest, I spent 10 years of my earlier life with a boy cut hair which is one easy hair style to maintain. I like it that I dun really have to bother with it. I can just go out without doing anything to it and not look like the wicked witch of the west or some Japanese ghost.

woman-long-hair But even though I’m bored with my ridiculous long hair and I don’t really have the guts to cut it.

UNTIL…

I told Nancy and Daisy about my boredom.

They literally pushed me to a hair salon and even paid half for the butchering process…

So Goodbye dear long hair… 

76605_464194434274_712904274_5493775_8028581_n-2 and HELLO

P1010067It Girl Hair… LOL

I’m quite attached with my hair, I don’t really go crazy with the hairstyles and the last time I did something crazy with is was to cut “Lady Gaga” bangs and dyed my hair light brown.

So you can imagine how I felt entering a hair salon and said that “I want to cut my hair… SHORT”.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA Yes… That is real fear in my eyes… and I don’t really know what was in my mind at that time except that I need to do this.

BUT!!! The 1st hair salon I entered said this to me;

“ Kau tidak ngam putung rambut pendek pasal MUKA KAU KECIL dan BADAN KAU BESAR

For Translation please read below:

“You have a quite small feature face and you’re FAT

FATTTTTTTTTTTTTT

FATTTTTTTTTTTTTT

FATTTTTTTTTTTTTT

a direct insult from a MEDIOCRE hairstylist!

She even suggested me a crazy emo hairstyle…

images Which… I think will look weird on me and that’s not the point. The point is I WANT A SHORT LENGTH HAIR!!!

So I tried another Hair salon with hopes that there'll be no fuss and that messy long hair will be gone…

BUT NOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

This time the hairstylist kept persuading me to curl or do rebonding.

I don’t see why I need to do rebonding since I have a naturally straight hair

He keep saying “ Sayang o', mau potong rambut, rambut you panjang lagi lawa begini, lagi bagus you curl atau rebonding. Kalau you mahu potong juga… saya trimmed rambut you sikit saja lah. “

Translation:

The hairstylist is a dick and wanted me to curl or do rebonding because it will cost more RM thus more profitable to him.

So I change to another hair salon (May hair Salon) at Beverly Hills Apartments and this time;

Drumroll please…

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA Like they say; third time’s the charm.

P1010025 My long hair is dispose and a fresh new look for me :)

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAAnd I believe Daisy was more excited seeing the outcome than me. I was still a bit mournful with the loss of my hair. But I am satisfied with it… my head feel much lighter and I don’t take too much time with it.

The End.

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