Friday, November 26, 2010

Lunch At Frames, Sunway Pyramid

Last week, I won a prize from P1 W1MAX's Twitter contest. You can read about it here. Well, if you are wondering what the prize is, it is a RM50 cash voucher to dine at Frames, Sunway Pyramid.

The first time I went to Frames was during the My Selangor Story 2010 Bloggers Competition. Have you read my entry on #MSS 5th day?

So anyway, I invited Catherine to come along with me for lunch and so we went to Frames last Tuesday.
I can say that the service there is up to par. We were greeted with happy staffs and happy staffs = happy customers.

Since, I'm using the voucher, we had to have the food from the Set Menu instead but we do have a choice for our mains.

Well, we got a little confused on how to use the voucher because there were no Terms and Conditions printed on the voucher. We asked whether the voucher's value is used to deduct off from our receipt. I heard 'No', Catherine heard a 'Yes'. In the end, we got a little confuse with everything but we just ordered anyway.
iced lemon tea
We had Iced Lemon Tea for drinks. It's very thoughtful for Frames to prepare a separate 'jug-lett' of sugar syrup for their customers. Sometimes, Iced Lemon Tea can be a bit too sweet for some people. This way, we can have the sweetness to our own liking. =)
mushroom soup
Then the starter came. Mushroom Soup served with a chilli parmesan cruton. It gets your appetite started but beware to those who have a small stomach, you might just be full before even reaching your mains!
fish n chips
Catherine's main of Fish 'n' Chips.
Cruncy breaded dory fillets with steak fries, homemade tartare sauce and green peas puree.

At first glance, I thought the puree was wasabi. Wasabi with fish n chips eh? Haha!
crusted salmon
And mine would be the Crusted Salmon.
Homemade coriander infused smoked salmon served with sauteed abalone mushrooms, asparagus, rocket and lime-soy butter.

It was orgasmic! Haha! It was a pretty big portion too. During  my whole experience of eating, its hard to find a good place with serves a generous amount of food with acceptable price.

To be honest, the first thing I was looking forward to eat was the greens. Usually people will put aside and not eat their greens but this just looks so appetizing.

Their sides of mushroom, asparagus and mashed potato are just the right serving because the salmon is humongous!

Halfway through my salmon I was already quite full. However, I do prefer my salmon to be a little more 'moist'? It's a little too dry for me I guess.

Both of us were bloated at the end of the meal. Feels like we can skip dinner. =) So we asked for the bill, still not knowing how they would charge us but then it was said that the RM50 voucher could pay for both our meals. So it was a free lunch! *happy*

All in all, we had a great time at Frames. The customer service was good, environment is relaxing, they were very generous on food portions. I guess that's all you need for an enjoyable dining experience.

However, I do like to point out that maybe next time, vouchers should have Terms and Conditions printed out or at least have someone explain clearly on how to use the voucher because I wasn't really clear about it that day because one would think that vouchers are used to deduct off from the total bill and you get to order from the menu.

frames reminisce
taken from Frames' Facebook

So if you are planning on having lunch or dinner, do try out Frames at Sunway Pyramid. It's just located right at the main entrance of Sunway Pyramid (Oasis Boulevard), under the Sphinx head.

It opens daily from 11.00am to midnight.

You can even have reservations for parties. Just give them a call at 03-5631 9989.

For more information, do check out these links: Frames Reminisce Official Website | Frames Facebook

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Thursday, November 25, 2010

The Day I Bought A Buffalo

What's the lifespan of a laptop? Some say it's 5 years but mine is already giving me problems.

First of, I cannot really take it out with me anymore because whenever I do, I will have problems starting the system. I don't know why but the system either fails to load or it will restart the loading process on its own.

Then, now I'm having this problem of my laptop restarting automatically. I was surfing the net doing my own thing when laptop's screen suddenly turns off and the whole system restarts itself! It already happened twice!

Having afraid of losing my files. I went out to the farm in search of a Buffalo. And indeed I found one.
I bought this animal for RM219 and it weights 1 tonne! Is this a good deal or what? How much did you get yours for?
Well, it runs on AC power which means it decreases mobility which I don't really mind actually. I just need it to back-up my files and also plough my land.
All my files are backed-up now and I am happy. I feel safe.

But I do hope that my laptop does not die on me. It's like my life now.
Unless some company decides to sponsor me a new one. =)

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Saturday, November 20, 2010

GLITZ at The Pavillion, First World Plaza Was Awesome!


Then I met up with Zaid and Kak Zara at McDonalds. Spectre came next, WenYi, then Denise. Victor managed to catch up with us minutes later.

In case you didn't know, the #MSS Top30 bloggers were invited by Resorts World Genting to watch its latest show at The Pavilion which is GLITZ.

We then later met up with Max, Nicole, TianChad and Feeq. JoshuaLaw tagged along too. It was like a mini #MSS gathering for us. It has been awhile since I've last met everyone. It was since #MSS ended actually.

Besides the #MSS gang, there were also the RWGenting Facebook Contest winners who would be going up together with us.

The bus was running a bit late because of traffic but it was okay, we're already very grateful for the invitation and not to mention free buffet dinner which we were going to have later.

We departed KL Sentral about a little past 7pm and arrived around 8.20-8.30pm. Coffee Terrace, Hotel Genting was where we went for our buffet dinner. Tell you what, it was the QUICKEST buffet dinner I ever had!
coffee terrace
Well, because of the slight traffic problem earlier, our schedule was a bit off which only allows us a mere 20-30 minutes for dinner. It was truly an experience. I grabbed my food and paced my steps slightly quicker because I never want to waste a good buffet meal. I love buffets!

Given the short time for dinner, I actually had a lot of fun. Gobbling down food like I had never eaten in days and I still managed to go for 3 rounds! 3 round in 30minutes is pretty good I must say.

Finishing our last bite of food, we rushed ourselves to First World Plaza and headed towards The Pavilion.
genting highlands
GLITZ is showcasing 4 acts. The HuaChen Acrobatic Group, Daria Pushankina the Sand Artist, Charles Bach the Magician and also not forgetting the GLITZ Dancers from Ukraine.

glitz genting

Be amazed by the amazing balancing and juggling acts by the HuaChen Acrobatic Group. Their performance also includes a skipping rope act and you should really keep an eye out for the '3-level-balancing-skill', that is truly awesome!

Dania Pushankina also had quite an interesting show with interesting drawings made from sand. This will be a new experience for people who has not seen this type of art before. Truly an eye-opener. However, I do prefer if there was more of a storyline throughout the whole sand art 'painting'.

Be astounded by Charles Bach with his great magic tricks and illusions which includes an escape from a straigtjacket! I was hoping for more illusion tricks though or maybe sawing an audience in half would be great! Haha!

And how can we forget the wonderful GLITZ dancers. If pretty women dancing on stage is what you are looking for, then you show really come to watch this performance.

All in all, it was an entertaining show. =)
charles bach
GLITZ ended at 10.30pm which gives us half an hour to wonder around before leaving back to KL. Guess where we heading?
starbucks coffee
Genting Highlands is really THE PLACE to chill out and relax. One day, I will come up here to do my assignments. One day. I hope Resorts World Genting can sponsor me a room. =P

With such a cooling environment, I mean, who can resist it?
30 minutes really isn't enough for us. We didn't even get to warm our chairs! LOL!

At 11pm, we headed to the First World Bus Terminal where we bid goodbye to Amelia and Denise. Thank you for all inviting us and welcoming us and not forgetting, replying to all our questions. LOL! #MSS bloggers always asks a lot of questions, don't they?
my selangor story genting
Thank you once again. Hope to see you guys real soon and do invite us for more events in the future. XD

For more info about the show and also how to get tickets, do check out Resorts World Genting Entertainment Page.

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Thursday, November 18, 2010

Invitation to Watch GLITZ by Resorts World Genting

I will be departing from KL Sentral to Genting Highlands tomorrow evening.

If you still remember my post on My Selangor Story: Day 2, it was when we were up in Genting Highlands. We were given VIP treatment and also was given the chance to watch the amazing show, Dazzle, at The Pavillion.

Few days back, the #MSS bloggers receive an invitation from Resorts World Genting to once again visit the City of Entertainment to enjoy a brand new show at The Pavillion.

This time, we will be enjoying ourselves to GLITZ!

genting glitz

The much awaited, brand new resident show at Resorts World Genting is finally here: GLITZ! An hour-long extravaganza bringing together internationally acclaimed performers in an East-meets-West concept, get ready to be dazzled by an enchanting and fabulous journey of wonder - guaranteed to be an amazing and unforgettable experience for the whole family!

Among the main acts featured will be the renowned magician, illusionist and escape artist - Charles Bach. With his extensive theatrical training, he will captivate you with amazing feats of illusion and deft sleight-of-hand. Next, we have the PuYang HuaChen Acrobatic Group - whose agility and dexterity is backed up with over 3000 years of tradition. Their skilled display of gravity-defying tricks will leave you on the edge of your seat. Last but not least, we have the brilliant and beautiful Daria Pushankina - mistress of sand art. Though young, her sheer talent in sand animation has won her accolades the world over. A truly unique form of story-telling that is sure to leave an impression!

All this and so much more awaits you this November. Come and enjoy the fun and excitement by delving into the depths of imagination today!
-from RW Genting Entertainment page

What a great surprise it was to receive an invitation like that. Thank you Resorts World Genting!

Will be updating about the whole trip and experience! Wait for it!

For more info about the show and also how to get tickets, do check out Resorts World Genting Entertainment Page.

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Wednesday, November 17, 2010

When My Head Hurts, I Trace

Was in the midst of doing my assignment today when I just can't continue on.

I took a break.

I traced a portrait.

Here it is.

portrait vector

Traced with Adobe Illustrator. Completed in 1 hour 30 minutes.
I call this 'speed tracing' because there are not much details in the final illustration.

Thanks to JieYi for the photo.

Comments are greatly appreciated.

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Tuesday, November 16, 2010

I Won A Prize From P1W1MAX Twitter Giveaway Contest

This happened a few minutes ago!

I was hanging around online, when my TweetDeck popped up with an update from P1W1MAX.

p1 wimax

One minute later...


13 minutes later...

pi wimax

Awesome! I was the first!

Will be collecting my prize soon. Anyone wanna have lunch with me? =)

Follow @P1W1MAX on Twitter to get updates on its services and also for more chances to win prizes! Do check out their website ( for latest updates too!

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The Things You Miss While Gaming

Uploaded by  Cirrus Epix at YouTube.

For many reasons, I've learned a lot about myself in these last few months. Foremost, I've come to regret wasting so much of my life being a mindless consumer of time. This film portrays my honest worries over seeing a new generation making the same mistakes I now regret. Whether you agree with me or not, please share you thoughts, spark meaningful discussions, and share this film with everyone you know.

Special thanks to all those who have been my strength and to all of you for taking a moment to open your minds =)

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Sunday, November 14, 2010

Facts About Sleep

Dedicated to people who sleep less.

Read Fact #13.

Source: Barnorama

So people, do go to sleep. I don't want to see you die.

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smashpOp's Lenovo Giveaway!


I support KIM WEI WEI on!

Good luck!

You can also try at winning the Lenovo for yourself, just visit!

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Saturday, November 13, 2010

Dear Diary

Good day people.

So today will be an update about what has been going on in my life the past few weeks or so, which will also mean it will be a blog post talking about absolutely nothing because nothing much has happened during the past few weeks. Just the usual usual of going to college, getting class canceled and getting no feedback from your lecturer.


Dear diary,

Not much has been going on these past few weeks. College is getting a tad bit duller day by day, maybe because of classes being canceled. Sometimes, classes which are canceled can be a good thing, for example if you are rushing for an assignment, it would be a huge advantage for you.

However, if classes are being canceled for not particular reason, then its just a waste of time.

The life of a designer can be very tough. Sometimes, you will just have to learn things by yourself and if you don't, then you're practically screwed. I don't want to be screwed.

Guess it's time to buck up, stop blogging this post and start designing.



I wonder if this post makes any sense to you.

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Thursday, November 11, 2010

My Messy Table


Another part of my life.

This time, I'm showing you what used to be my messy table.

Can you beat this? Post up a picture of your 'messy-est' and let me know about it.

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Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Montage - Public Service Announcement, Unity

Just another college assignment for the subject Video and Audio.

To create a montage for any Public Service Announcement.

We chose the title, Unity.

Take a look at the video and tell me if you understand the meaning of it.

Your comments are very much appreciated.

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Sunday, November 7, 2010

Form 6 Students Sleep In Class

memory lane

I realised that it has been awhile since I last posted a Walk Down Memory Lane Blog post. So here I am doing a quick update.

So after the Lost World of Tambun trip, I had a few months of holiday time before starting Form 6. I was working at a cafe back then with my friends but I don't have pictures during that time. Can't update you guys on that.

Anyway, Form 6 started. Do you want to know what Form 6 students do in class? Well, take a look.

form 6
They listen very attentively in class. Seriously, they don't even blink.

form 6
 Then after awhile, their eyeslids start to get heavier. "We'll rest our eyes for awhile", they said.

form 6
Two minutes later, their heads start to get heavier. Hmm...

form 6
Well, you get the last picture.

Sorry for the blur pictures though, it was taken with a camera phone.
And no, we do not really sleep in class, not all the time at least. LOL! Form 6 students are very hardworking 'ya know! All the above was just an re-enactment and that's not how our classes look like.

Hope you enjoy and and a laugh.

Until next time, I'll post up more interesting pictures.

p/s: My hair looks weird here. Haha!

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Thursday, November 4, 2010

8th Malaysia-International Fashion Week (MIFW)

mifa mifw

garment sketched by Madelyn Goh

"ATTENTION to all Fashion Enthusiasts, Fashion LOVERS, Fashion Designers, Fashion Trend Setters, probably anyone who is into the FASHION WORLD!"

You might have already know that M-IFW is back again this year. It's 8th cycle will take place this 2-6th November 2010 at Pavillion KL.
What is M-IFW?
Well, it is the largest fashion fashion event in Malaysia. With the backbone of the Malaysian International Fashion Alliance (MIFA), this annual event is carried out to support and also develop our local fashion designers here in Malaysia and also to promote Malaysian fashion into the global T-stage.

Who will be there?
Famous local designers such as Michael Ong, Datuk Bernard Chandran, Datuk Farah Khan and Eric Choong are among the massive amount of 70 designers who will be showcasing their designs at the prestigious 5 days event.

Will there be international designers?
Yes! International brands such as Emilio Pucci, Helmut Lang and Halstonwill make their appearance at the event where there will be 18 showcases altogether.

What about designers who just stepped into this field?
Up-and-coming new fashion designers will also get a chance to showcase their designs during M-IFW '10.

Anybody else?
M-IFW is endorsed by the Malaysian External Trade Development Corporation or Matrade, which is why the event will also attract trade and industry members including designers, fashion buyers and lifestyle media from the Asian region, Middle East, Australia and New Zealand.

What are we expecting during the event?
The highlights for M-IFW '10 are the launching of Maxis’ online/mobile fashion portal, a photography exhibition featuring 100 iconic Malaysian personalities by renowned local photographer Bustamam Mokhtar, the annual Malaysia-International Fashion Awards (M-IFA) Gala as well as a charity children’s fashion show entitled Fashion Gives Back for the opening slot.

I heard there will be a Fashion Gives Back exhibition as well. What is it all about?
The Fashion Gives Back exhibition will be set up at Café Stelle in Pavilion Kuala Lumpur from Nov 2 for two weeks. It is in collaboration with renowned Malaysian human sculptor Khing Chan. The exhibition is a preview of the art showpieces that Chan will create for the charity auction in June next year.

The art pieces that will be created for the charity auction include 20 boxes comprising life-like figurines of famous fashion personalities such as Bernard Chandran, Karl Lagerfeld, Asian supermodel Liu Wen and Anna Wintour. The figurines will be paired with limited edition items from 20 luxury brands including Tiffany & Co. Further, the signature art piece that will be up for auction is a miniature model of the stage of M-IFW’10. Seated at the front row of the miniature stage will be sculptures of famous international and Malaysian personalities, including our current Prime Minister.

The highest bidder will not only win the entire miniature stage art piece along with the sculptures and a chandelier courtesy of Alfo lighting, he or she will also be sculpted by Chan and be placed next to the Prime Minister in the art piece.

The funds raised via the event will be channeled to selected organisations to help children. Celebrity host and model Deborah Henry spearheads sponsorship efforts for the charity project.

Just to let you have a taste of what you will be expecting during M-IFW '10, here's a video of the models who are in the 'Who's Next Model Search 2010' doing a photoshoot with ROXY.

In my opinion, events such as these should be widely encouraged and also supported not only by those who are in this niche but also everyone else who are outside this niche. Being a designer myself, I feel that Malaysia needs to broaden its view and also be more creative in all aspects.

It is time for us to ditch the boring cliche dull ways of thinking and approaching a certain aspect. There are a lot of creative people in Malaysia. It is time for use to listen and support these people. It is time for the Creative Era to come.

For I believe, being creative brings out the fun in everyone. It is time for us to live a fun and colourful life. It is time for Malaysia to be creative.

Do go and support M-IFW 2010!


mifwBesides that, do remember to check out Nuffnang's Evangelist Page as Maxis has just joined in the family. Be a Maxis Angel now.

In accordance to this, Maxis together with Nuffnang has organised a contest for Maxis Angels to stand a chance to get hold of 2 passes to the MIFW Gala on the 6th November 2010 and also RM500 in shopping vouchers!

All you have to do is to picture of your most stylish outfit that you would wear to MIFW.

So what do you think? Am I MIFW worthy?

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Monday, November 1, 2010

My Selangor Story Goes Live

I'm sure that you guys have heard about the My Selangor Story 2010 Blogger Competition which had just ended not long ago. All Top 30 bloggers have already had their share of experience throughout the 6 days 5 nights trip. You can read about my experience here, for Day1, Day2, Day3, Day4, Day5 and Day6.

Let's have a change of perspective and hear what the organizers thoughts are this time. Watch their interview with TV Selangor in the segment, Apa Khabar Selangor!

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

Part 4

Part 5

And there you have it! Some thoughts and feedbacks from the organizers themselves.

On an additional note, YES! New media should be brought in and exercised. We need new ideas and also new ways off looking at things. The blogging platform has started growing a few years back and has never stopped growing. It is one of the best way to get a message across.

Do not underestimate the power of blogging and the social media.

And to those of you who are looking forward to MSS2, keep your fingers crossed. I have a feeling that it will be coming real soon! More fun, more excitement and a greater adventure!

#MSS Rocks My Socks Off!

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