Saturday, 31 December 2011

DInner at Restaurant Hilltop

Awwwwh. It was an awful last day of work at the hospital. Perhaps I will never forget my most memorable day at the hospital for the year 2011. But luckily, the good Samaritan (Micheal) brought my friends and I to a nearby restaurant for some good food! =) And to forget about the first half of the day too!

Hmm.. Though the name is Hilltop but it is not located on the hill. It is located along Jalan Lintas which you can find some other good food as well! The shop is quite an old shop which serves varieties of food, ranging from Chinese delicacies to Western grills. But we opted for Chinese food this time. So, here are some of the pictures of the food.

Hilltop Restaurant (Coffee shop)

Main character of the day, Coconut Tomyam Prawns.
 Just imagine yourself eating tomyam with fresh sweet coconut juice and aroma. Oo.. Drooooooling...

Up-close with the soup. Saw that coconut flesh?! Surprisingly, the coconut taste blends in well with the tomyam.

Chicken Pan Cake with a special grilled chicken wing in the middle

Hong Siew Beancurd 红烧豆腐, too good to go with another bowl of rice! =)

The eating session didn't end just like that because while we were walking towards the car, we were caught by this! Argh.. This is going to add extra inches to my pants! Ha-ha..

Wo Dip (one of the famous Chinese Dim Sum), looks dry from the outside but juicy from the inside

Ok, that's all for now and time to go for breakfast! Ha-ha.

Oops. And I nearly forgotten about my yearly reviews! Looks like this is going to be my last post of the year! Happy New Year, guys!

Enjoy and have a nice day.

Sunday, 25 December 2011

Christmas Eve at Upperstar

Too exhausted, too exhausted and tooooo exhausted. Went for shopping yesterday to look for new clothes for Chinese New Year but luckily I managed to get myself at least a pants after the whole day of walking. But I think it was quite a productive day for my other friends. Ha-ha. Anyway, there is still weeks to go for Chinese New Year. Hopefully I can get something more before I go back to KL for a CNY break. Just pray hard that I am not that choosy next time. =p

Right after that, we had dinner at one of the famous steak house at KK. It's Upperstar! If you are here for more than a month, you would definitely know this place. A very nice place though it's not facing directly the sea but with the people and the food, everything was just too prefect to describe. Maybe I will let the pictures do the explanations. 

 This is just one of their 5 branches in KK

Santa Claus is at every corner of the shop, they even provide free internet services at every table 

Chicken chop, less than RM15

 Caesar salad,  less than RM10

 A very good compliment with your main course

 Sirloin steak, RM20.95. At a very affordable price.. 

 Lamb shop for myself, RM16.50. Very big portion but I feel that it was a bit too cooked for me. I guess it was because of the crowds =)

Ok, the outside view of the shop. It's actually a 3-combined shops for this branch.

Just a bit about Christmas at KK. To me now, Christmas is no longer an event anymore but it is a celebration. Hmm.. But if you compared with the one at KL, I would say that it's already commercialized over there. But at KK, most people knows why they are celebrating Christmas. Perhaps you can just look back at my first post for December to find out why I say so. Not only Santa Claus and Snowman at the shopping malls, but you can even see baby Jesus on the stage. How good if I can see baby Jesus at Pavilion. 

Ok, it's Christmas day and I am stuck at home. Ha-ha. Perhaps I should sit in my room and do my undone stuff now! =)

Enjoy and have a wonderful Christmas day everyone!

Wednesday, 21 December 2011

Motivation to Continue

Sometimes I find that finding motivations to continue at a foreign land is really important, it can really give you the desire to stay at that place for a long time. Just few days back, I was packing my luggage bag and I found that I have not went for blood donation for quite some time already. So I just put my red booklet (record book for blood donation) into my pocket and went to work. Upon reaching at the hospital at 2pm, someone suddenly requested the working staffs to go for blood donation because there is an urgent need of blood supply at the ICU ward. Well, I guess it was God's will.

My reward after donating blood 

My first blood donation at HQE

And, I am very glad to serve this community because they really appreciate me and my colleagues hard fought efforts. Thanks.

Enjoy and have a nice day.

Wednesday, 14 December 2011

How Is It In Kota Kinabalu?

After settling down here for almost 4 weeks, I have fully adapted into this new environment finally. Moreover, I find that it is not that difficult to blend into this new community. As usual, everything happens everyday is now a norm to me. Waking up at 6am in the morning everyday to get ready to go to work. After work, I will be tired like a dead shit and it's either the bed or the slow turtle speed internet to accompany me to pass the night.

Along the weekends, it is either the hospital, the church or the city center for some movies with friends. Argh. Christmas is just 2 weeks away and all shopping malls are playing wonderful Christmas songs. I even heard Christmas carollings going around nearby houses. What to do! Sad to say that, it is just demotivating me to continue over here because this is going to be my first Christmas away from home. Anyway, pray for the best and hopefully it will be a happening Christmas here, at KK. Ok, that's all for now, folks! I need to do some of my reports before going to work at 3pm. Just before I say another Good-bye, here are some pictures to complete "How Is It In Kota Kinabalu?"

The sunset is just too awesome describe. It can just give me the calmness that I want.

It's just too difficult to resist myself from taking this picture. Take two*
Some "snacks" after the sunset =p Hope that my cholesterol level doesn't shoot up!

My travelling companion. BUS, BUS and more BUS.

This is what I do at the church when I am too bored and doesn't feel like going home. =) Just wait for the plane to fly pass

Enjoy and have a nice day.

Friday, 25 November 2011

Greetings from Kota Kinabalu, Sabah

This is my first time writing my blog at Kota Kinabalu, Sabah. After settling down for more than a week over here, I have finally found the feel of being at home, a peaceful one. One thing that I am not used to it is just the day comes too early every morning and the sky starts to get dark at 6pm (as compared to KL at around 7pm). People here are very friendly and easily mixed with even though I am a real stranger to them. No home sick, no cultural shock!

The sea facing South China Sea 

The varieties of fresh seafood. Drooooooling... 

 The directions along the road

I started to miss my family, all my friends at KL, my fellow friends who are working at all around Malaysia, my mum’s cooking, and even my own cooking and last but not least, my Ultraman boaster. But with everyone’s blessings and my constant daily prayers, I realise that life over here is never going to be hard.

Time to wake up at 6pm... Yawnnnnn.. Too early for work!

I will try to update more often. Enjoy and have a nice day.

Thursday, 17 November 2011

Bon Voyage!!!!

Hey, guys. I guess this will be my last post before I get on the plane and fly over the South China Sea. I actually thought of leaving this "City of Heavy Traffic" so-called quietly but it didn't seem to be succeeded. Anyway, I am really thankful with all the wishes and blessings from all my family, relatives and friends. (Too many to thank if I want to list out here) And many actually asked me when will I be back and work here. Errr.. I pondered about this question for quite some time already but it came to an conclusion that "I have no idea at all". This also might be my stepping stone to seek for greener pasture at other places in the coming years. Never mind, decisions have yet to be decided and I have at least 2 years to think about it. So now, I should concentrate more on my new job at a new working environment. Wish me luck ^^ Fingers crossed*

Cheers Kevin.

Friday, 11 November 2011

It's Time For A Change

I am done at the university finally and it's time to move on to a new working environment. I really really really hope that it will be by the beach! I really really really want it so badly. But too bad, rumors are spreading around saying that only 3 places are available only and only one is by the sea. 

Last McD meal before I left the University

Oh gosh! I never have a break at home since I have finished my stuff at the university. And I even haven't pass up my last report to the lecturer. Busy week ahead, spending quality time with close friends and family is really important. -------------------- Friday night - occupied; Saturday - occupied; Sunday - occupied again. And even Monday night, no excuse! Tuesday is going to be a good rest day and Wednesday is reserved for my U'mates. --------------------------- How about food?! I guess I have drilled most of the taste in my mind now. From Mamak Mee Goreng, to SR's Chocholate Mud Cake. Food from Alor Setar, Kedah all the way down to KL. And you know what, kill 2 birds with one stone at Pudu just now. You definitely can't run away from famous Chinese-speaking mamak cendol with Pan Cake (behind the post office). It's going to be a pizza day tonight!! Yahoo! And now, left with 2 more before I leave KL! Ha-ha.. But I was wondering, how come everyone is treating me as though as I won't be back to KL in near future?! If so, I will leave KL perhaps Malaysia more often in years to come. =p

Mission accomplished! Ready to go now without packing any stuff yet! =p

Enjoy and have a nice day. Happy weekends for my friends from Kedah and Kelantan! =)

Tuesday, 1 November 2011

Day of Obligation

Finally, I am leaving my job at the university to seek for greener pasture! After leaving the job, it's time to spend my remaining time left in KL wisely perhaps for about 2 weeks. This is going to be my first time leaving behind heavy loads of memories and have no idea about when I will be back. Anyway, ......

Today and tomorrow are the important days for me as well as others who have the same faith. It's always All Saints' Day on every first of Nov and All Souls' Day on the second for the Catholics. Since many years ago, my mum bought me a book "Lives of Saints". This was the only book that I have finished from the first to the last page. And when we talk about Saints, many would know that they are the Holy Ones. So what motivates me to continue reading was actually how they lived their life in holiness. How they inspired me was really important because it makes me to become useful person in the society. Not only that, there is always miracles among the Saints. I believe many people would have heard about the mummies, but how about the "Incorruptible"? It may come to your surprise when you discover the truth about why their body can be preserved for many hundreds of years!

And when it comes to All Souls, it is the day where we pay our visit to the graveyards. To remember our loved ones is really important because without them, it would be without us living here on earth eventually. It is virtually the same as Ching Ming for the Buddists and First day of Raya for the Muslims. Besides, we may also share some memories and gather with the people whom we do not often meet e.g. relatives. True? So visiting the graveyards is not merely just about visiting the graveyards! =)

Looks like it's time for me to figure out what to pack from today onward! Cheers and have fun!

Thursday, 20 October 2011

Nostradamus Predictions

Nothing is challenging in my life now. Not even 10% of brain is working everyday. Just myself to blame for being too naive to trust those empty promises and left myself jobless for a few months already. Anyway, I waste no time for my future plannings. Learning something which I have not learn before, and I must really make sure that I don't work for money in the future but Money must work for me! I can't draw out my targets now because it will be very messy if I do it now as I have too many targets to achieve. Be patient, Man!

"Rain, rain go away, 
come again another day;
little children, little children,
little children want to play.."

It has been raining and raining for days already. On one side of story, people are saying that it is going to be end of the world but my mum says, "It is going to be All Souls' Day, and that's why it is raining everyday." Ok, fine! I prefer to trust my own scientific/ geographical assumptions (perhaps knowledge) that the climate has changed. But anyway, I am not sure how many people have heard about Nostradamus, the prophecy. I guess he was once famous again during the 9/11 attack about 10 years back. I got to know this name when I saw a documentary about him on the Discovery Channel few months back. It was quite interesting to know how others actually relate his quatrains to a series of historical events, for examples earthquakes, wars, floods, invasions, droughts battles etc. But is this really true?

I dare not say much about him but the idea of 21st December 2012 actually came from him. So it is up to you to believe it or not?! Perhaps you can spend some free time to google Nostradamus predictions and know more about him. Just some general knowledge for you!

Sometimes, it is really interesting to see the sky. Captured it with my hand-phone at about 5 something in the evening.

Enjoy and have a nice day...

Thursday, 13 October 2011

Online Shopping

Sad to say that humans are sometimes so ignorant that you would want to flush their heads down into the toilet bowl. Though everyone in this country has the freedom of speech but everyone too has their limitations to accept certain opinions on certain issues. I hope that I am the one who can stand strong on my stand and not easily influenced by others. Seeing these morons arguing and criticizing on a forum is really unacceptable. Perhaps I should call it as a debate rather than a forum!!

Nowadays, people are so busy that they don't even have time for a good meal during breaks. None the less, I guess many people are spending much lesser time at shopping centers and starting to go for online shopping for convenience sake. Besides, with these social e-commerce companies which are growing like mushrooms after the rain giving out tempting offers, definitely more people will be attracted to buy stuffs which are priced much lower than the actual market price. But as you observe, most of the deals are mainly to promote something which is new in the market. Not only that, they actually want you to be aware of these and promote   to others once you have tried it. Alright, so that's the good point of online shopping.

But the bad part is many people are involved in your buying decision. For example, they will put in 101% of effort to criticize something which they don't like it or they have bad perception about it. Like something which happened recently, many people were actually provoked by the minorities (who doesn't want to watch the movie) when this movie was on screened and then they came up with this "Go and watch the movie "Nasi Lemak 2.0" first before you criticize"! Haha. Just like I always like to say, "You wouldn't know if you don't try!" When we talk about "Early adopters", they are either daring enough to try new things or they always want to be "updated" and be with the trend. But most people are actually "Early or Late majority" whereby they will only buy and support the product when they are really stable in the market. It is alright if everyone keeps their mouth shut but it is a havoc when the majority starts criticizing and influence the purchasing decision of an early adopter.

Sometimes people do not realize how ignorant they (the majorities) are but hopefully they can respect others' decision. I hate the most when they say, "Cannot expect more for a cheap china brand tablet." but the vendor replied "The brand NXXXXXX is registered in the United States. Adidas, Nike and some other famous brand are also made in China but they are of good quality." And another one from my friend....

Haha. So don't be easily influenced by others if you have done your on research in the market. Trust your own instinct to buy and take it as a lesson when it really goes wrong. Enjoy and have a nice day..

Friday, 7 October 2011

Dinner at Kuala Selangor, Selangor

I have been looking forward to have dinner at Kuala Selangor since the trip to Northport few month ago. And my wish was fulfilled finally. After reviewing so many blogs for good restaurants at Kuala Selangor, River View Seafood Restaurant got the most votes and that became my choice. The journey from Cheras was about 1.5 hours and various routes can be used. You might want to venture the new LATAR highway. Reaching there before sunset (before 6pm) is the best time whereby you can enjoy your food while watching the sunset.

This restaurant maybe hidden at the corner of the road but once you saw Jeti Restaurant is in front of you, you are actually heading towards the right direction because both of these competitors are just side-by-side.

 Here goes the menu (Not many choices, so we just try our best to pick the best dishes)

Butter Crab 奶油蟹 (RM46/kg), very special taste it has (undescribable)... GOOD!

 Oyster Omelette (RM12), try some other dishes is a much wiser choice (a bit disappointed)

Salted Egg Prawns 咸蛋虾 (RM21), not bad, the coating was just nice...

Potatoes Leaves (Vegetable) to ease digestion 

Bread/ "Man tau" 馒头, another option besides rice

Seafood Noodles (RM13 for 2 person), some kind of specialty, worth trying

Fried Squid, standard

 Spicy Sour Fish, tasted like a Thai delicacy

Enjoyed the nice scenery while having my dinner

 Last view before heading back to KL

For your information:
River View Seafood Restaurant
No, Jalan Besar Penambang,
Kuala Selangor, Selangor.

Tel: 03-32892238

P.S. No pork is served! They have Malay customers too...
       The bill was not too expensive, reasonable. About RM160 for 5 person. =)

Enjoy and have a nice day...

Saturday, 1 October 2011

Based On Trust

I have been going for job hunting for the past 2 weeks and hopefully it will be a fruitful one in this coming third week. Good luck to me! I think most of my friends are still wondering when is going to be their real job going to come...

Hmmm.. My mum will always screw me when I say "Based on Trust". Because whenever anyone (even my sisters) asks me for something, I will normally fulfill what they wish most of the time without considering any other things. For example, money! Perhaps that's the reason I am so poor always! @.@ Maybe my mum just doesn't want me to be too naive to people around me at this age. But to me, TRUST is always the main pointer to become good friends or to build a good relationship. But once the trust is broken, that's the end for a friendship because FAITH is no longer exist within the individuals. Besides, it can also be directed to some groups or structures other than individuals. So, that's why people always say "A relationship is easy to build but it's always difficult to maintain"! Do you agree?!

Oh ya, negative income for me! But I still have "something" to add into my collections... This year's issues from England!

 Enjoy and have a nice weekend...

Monday, 19 September 2011

Passage of Life

I was actually back to my hometown to visit my granduncle during the week. He had brain tumor (diagnosed 3 months ago) and most probably he is going off within these few months. He can't speak but he knows our presence when we were there, the sad part is when my parents told him to come down to KL and pay us a visit when he recovers. As what the Chinese always says, 生老病死(Born, Aged, Sick and Death) is the passage of life for everyone. He is now 80 plus, I am sure he has enjoyed his entire life and did a lot of wonderful things for people around him already. Perhaps it is time for him to return to God.

Being the youngest in the family, just finished my studies and having parents who are almost 70 years old, everything for me to think now seems to place them as priority. Should I consider myself fortunate or unfortunate to come to earth when my parents were about 40 plus?! I would definitely say, I was too fortunate because they were the ones who brought me to earth to enjoy life. Sometimes I might think that my vision is too narrow because I would never ever think anything beyond 10 years for them, but I should say that at least I give myself enough time to accomplish what I supposed to accomplish in this coming 10 years. 10 years from now, they are almost 80. What else can I do for them when they are almost 80?! Maybe they prefer staying at home and watch the TV 24/7 when they are more than 80.

Anyway, no matter how bad your parents treated you in the past, they are still your parents. Give them more care and it shouldn't be in terms of MONEY! Spend quality time with them or give them a call frequently if you are working out-station. I am sure your parents will ask no more than this...

Enjoy and have a nice day...

Tuesday, 13 September 2011

World Car Free Day (22 September)

Other than seeing "云顶 Genting" logo on Aston Villa's jersey, you will also have "AirAsia" and "MAS" logos on QPR's jersey! What a new venture by these tycoons! And the best part is, our Malaysian striker is going to Cardiff City FC and might have the opportunity to be with the QPR FC as well... Anyway, wish him success and be a much better striker, don't ever come back here anymore unless he is playing for Malaysia!

Flip, flip and flip... Many interesting stuff on the newspaper these few days. Among them were the 6pc service tax on mobile prepaid users, the dispute on the Malaysian history, imbalance proportion between male and female in the university, new medical schools set up in Serdang and, the World car free day! I think all the issues are possible but I don't think so for the Car free day in KL. Most people are just too rely on their own cars rather than the public transport due to many factors. Since many years ago, we had came up with our intra- and intercity train system. Then, the intra- and intercity bus transportation system have changed tremendously as well. But how well do all these transportation system work to serve the public? In terms of cost, time, convenience etc?

And recently, we have our new upgraded bus terminals but poor management system still managed by some of the bus companies. That was why it left me stranded in Ipoh bus terminal for hours and hours in an incident last month. Sound frustrating? Yea, it was really frustrating! So you can't blame why does the public does not want to take the public transport. Sometimes people prefer spending more to drive on their own rather than wasting more time for "WAITING". Because "Time is always precious"! Not only that, how about the comfort when you are in a train?! I guess you know what I meant when I say SANDWICH in a train. You are lucky if you have someone odourless standing beside you, but you will be suffocating when you have someone stinky next to you! The weather? We can't do anything about that...

So, I am wondering how is this Car free day going to be a success if you expect everyone relies on the public transportation. It seems closing some of the main roads is the main plan but I doubt you will see more cars on the roads and causing more traffic congestion. Hmm. I guess I will spend my time at the park rather than going out to the city that day... XD

Enjoy and have a nice day...

Thursday, 8 September 2011

Nasi Lemak 辣死你妈 2.0

It is going to be an unproductive month again! "I'm employed actually, but no job. Hence, equal to (=) no pay..." I am a bit bored with this long holiday already. Money kept on spending everyday but not a single cent is going into my account. Perhaps I should plan something more useful to pass my days. Anyway, I am glad that this movie is to be screened in cinema finally! With the budget of less than RM1million, he made it! The film for all Malaysians!!! Click here for more information.

So, what are you waiting for?!!!

Enjoy and have a nice day.

Saturday, 3 September 2011

"Mat Sabu" for Independence Day

When you flip thro' the newspaper for these few days, I am sure that this "Mat Sabu" issue is one of the hot article! It came to my surprise when he claimed that our Father of Independence, Tunku Abdul Rahman and Dato' Onn Jaafar were British officers and not the true heroes for our Independence Day! Oo, What a crap it is! Perhaps he is just want to twist the history and trying to make more publication for his election party! Anyway, he should look thro' these justifications (Mat Sabu 'a traitor') from the true heroes.

Everyone around me is going off to somewhere but I am still stranded in KL and waiting for my posting. Unfortunately, I have been waiting for more than 3 months already. I am still wondering whether I will still be jobless until the end of September. So, it was another farewell for one of my buddies. He is leaving for UK to further his studies, so we had a farewell gathering (lunch buffet) for him at a Japanese Restaurant, Umai-ya (IOI Puchong Jaya Boulevard).

Lunch buffet menu (RM48++; many items were actually crossed with red pen before we have started to order e.g. Unagi!)

The ambiance (Walkway)

Soft shell crab 


Various BBQ stuff (Sad to say that some actually ran out of stock within less than an hour but I have no idea why they want to state that it "Eat and Drink all you can!")

Various sashimi (Very limited choices but luckily it's fresh)

Fried bean curd 


  They were forced to smile after they have been told that the beef stick actually FINISHED for a buffet!

Limited choices of ice-cream, only chocolate, wasabi and green tea ice-cream were available. As for drinks, green tea, coke and Tiger beer were available.

** As for half a dozen of oysters, you need to pay extra which is at RM15 (consider promotional price). And sadly, no fresh prawns as well...

Here comes the bill. Look at the quantity of ice-creams that we had consumed. =) Anyway, it is just a farewell lunch. The people who were present were more important than the food.

Overall, not too good for me (~ 2.5/5 rating) because I think you just need to pay a bit more extra and you can get much better food at other Japanese restaurants e.g. Jogoya, Saisaki, Shogun etc.

Enjoy and have a nice day...

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