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Monday, May 31, 2010

My 1 day at the Traffic HQ

I was consider lucky, and the officer attended to my case is just nice.

What happen was that I received a letter informing that I am required to be present at the Traffic HQ for an accident reported, happen sometime in early March 2010. This accident report to me, is just plain LAME. What happen was that I was reversing my car, and someone (a man) who stayed a few house away from me enter from the main road. Being my house is the corner, and there is a slope, somehow the 'blind spots' are more than others. My car hit the side of his car while reversing, and he entering without noticing me!

After some 'exchange of words', *this man is in his top most anger* while me trying to tell him that this was a 2 persons mistake... me for not able to notice him entering, and himself too for not noticing me or make himself 'noticeable' by giving me a honk. He insisted that I should pay for his car damage (which is a dent just at the side) but I think we should bear each other cost (my car had some scratch too). He just refuse and making a big hu ha in front of my house.. and he told me, "in this case, I report police".. and I coolly told him to go ahead.

So, this explain why I got a letter from Traffic to attend to the case.. and while I was there, I noticed also my driving license 'expired'. *sei for lor* One wave not stop, another wave up...

The police officer is kind to issue me a 'warning' and tell me to renew the license first thing on Monday (which I have done this morning before entering office).. Then back to the 'Sargent' that handle my accident case.. and after some 'very cham' story telling, the Sargent also issue me a 'warning'..

I consider myself lucky in meeting 2 nice police officers at the place, and was not being 'bomb' with hefty fine.. and I bought along Princess (maybe that also give some '同情分'

I am glad that I am spare, but got to make sure that next time reversing my car in 'full care'...

Monday, May 24, 2010

When you get struck and nothing can be done

I mean my MODEM!!

My home modem has been struck by the lightnings and it's now lay in peace on the computer table.. therefore my only on-line will be at work.. *now thank GOD that I got a job that my boss care-less' of what I am typing with the sound of the keyboard, as long as when he needs me to do his stuff, I am there*

It's been quite a while that I did not put up a post.. sorry to my blog, with no intention that I 'anak tiri' it, but some how I am so occupied with the little Princess.

She now knows well that when I walk towards my computer desk, she will start to follow, and she will ask to be carry... then when I just sit and laze around in the sofa, she is all alright with it as long as I am NEAR her..

What people will tell me when I start to 'grumble' on this 'gluey' Princess of mine? they ask me to appreciate before I know Princess will have her own world.. but "dear Princess, mummy is already slowly losing mine before you had yours" muahhaa... Nevertheless, I am still happy...

Last week, I had a long long meet up with a secondary school friend of mine, we did not meet for at least a minimum of 5 years.. and we have know each other for at least 16 years since in school.. so happy for her, that she is expecting her 2nd ones in October

Then while walking towards to Harvey Norman, as one of the cordless phone in office was faulty, I bumped into another 'old' friend... oh mine, it such a wonderful feeling that whenever we bump into friends... iLike IT!

The weekend ended with another good and nice gathering, with food and loads of goodies (can't post pic coz it's in my phone)however if your imagination can run while, I have a)pomelo b) leong sui c) konyakku jelly with peach d) lo mai fun e)lemonade kind of leong sui f) keropok sotong g)strawberry jam... nice right?

as for the dinner gathering, I can tell, most of you will know what gathering I had if you have a same blogroll as mine in coming a week or two.. *my will be doing the posting*

my dear friends, please bear with a few posts that may not have pictures, as I can't do that with my lappy nowadays... so, just got to do that in office...

*pls pray that I can stick on this job longer since I have so much {freedom} so you guys are updated even when I got struck again*

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Cupcakes

Last month, I blogged about butter cakes, as recently I have joined a group in FB, which called Learn2Bake (should you like baking, I am sure you may also interested to join this group). 

This month, we had another challenge for Mother’s Day.. but since I had a good Mother’s Day celebration, I did not bake on that day.  I did that only few days ago…

The recipe adapted from HERE.

The cupcakes turned out soft and nice.. it cracked at the top of the cake (which I know it’s coz by the ‘over temperature’ oven.  The next time, I know what to do.. Nevertheless, the cupcakes is NICE.. and I want to thanks the creator of Learn2Bake… Her baking blog is HERE!  and she and I shared the same name.. :D

choc cupcake

dressing up cupcakesGive this a try.. and I am sure you like it… :D 

The Recipe:-

CHOCOLATE CUPCAKES
(recipe adapted from Cupcakes Bakeshop by Chokylit)
Ingredients (Yields 14 -16 regular size cupcakes)
115gm unsalted butter, room temperature
80 – 100gm castor sugar (please adjust to your own preference)
2 large eggs, room temperature
95gm plain flour
½ tsp baking powder
¼ tsp baking soda
¼ tsp salt
60gm unsweetened cocoa powder
½ cup milk
1 tsp vanilla extract

Method
1. Preheat oven to 375~F / 190~C.
2. Beat butter until softened. Add sugar and beat until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes.
3. Add eggs, one at a time, beating until well combined.
4. Measure the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and cocoa powder into a small size bowl and whisk to combine.
5. Measure out the milk and vanilla and stir to combine.
6. Add about a third of the dry ingredients to the butter/sugar and beat to combine. Add about a half of the milk/vanilla mixture and beat to combine. Continue adding, alternating between dry and wet and finishing with the dry.
7. Scoop batter into cupcake cups about 2/3 full. Turn oven down to 350~F / 180~C and bake cupcakes for about 20-25 minutes or until a cake tester comes out clean.

Chocolate Buttercream (enough to lightly frost 12-14 cupcakes)
Ingredients
60gm unsalted butter
30gm unsweetened cocoa powder
250gm confectioner’s sugar / icing sugar
¼ cup milk

Method
1. Beat butter on high for about 30 seconds until soft.
2. Add cocoa powder and ½ cup of sugar and beat until incorporated.
3. Add half of the milk and the remainder of sugar and beat until incorporated.
4. Continue to add milk , bit by bit, until you get to the consistency you want.
5. Scoop the buttercream into a disposable piping bag with your selection of tip and you are ready to frost.

 

Tip: Always let the cupcakes cool down to room temperature before frosting

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Restaurant 88 (风味饭店)

We dine in this restaurant once a while, as it’s near my house, and the food serve is also up to standard.  Beside the food, the service is also consider ‘fast’ seeing the crowded place almost everyday.

Last week, I finally had the chance to take photos of the food we ate, and here some of which..

100_1919 Herbal Chicken with Chestnut

100_1923 Steam Fish ‘Fook Chow’ Style

100_1921 Spinach with Soup

100_1920 Fried Toufu

The restaurant is located at:-

No 15 Jalan Batalong, Continental Park

Off Jalan Kuchai Lama, 58200 Kuala Lumpur

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Client oh client

I am now working in an design firm, which deals with quite a number of MNCs… and today, I just did something which is out of my ‘norm’… I told the client that since we can’t agree on the price, we will not proceed handling her project.

I always believe, ‘if you pay peanuts, you get monkey doing the job’ and therefore, with additional work that is out of our scope, I will write in to the client and inform of the additional charges.

And of course, being the client, she not happy… and commenting that why are we charging on every single extra job that she asked us to add.. but this is what the Company policy says.. of course, we have exception if our designers can take it, but most of the time, we don’t compromise on this.

Anyway, back to this client.. she was first telling us what is the design concept, and showing us some ‘work’ that was previously done by us and wanted to re-use it again.  Ask for a discount when the quote was given.  OK, fine.. we compromise… and out of a sudden, the whole idea is scrap and we have to re-do the whole design with a different product! and of course we revert back to the initial before discount quote price… and she is NOT HAPPY! and she says it’s not her fault for briefing us ‘uncertainties’ in the beginning!

haha… this was the first time I handle a client, that tell me this… so, I told her that it’s her responsibility to ensure us that her direction is correct, before we further doubt her next time.  How to work with her when she suka suka say she is ‘uncertain’ and suka suka change her idea and product after we have done the initial concept design?  No way I am going to let the designers being deprive of their effort in bringing up the design and got dumped..

With all the support I got from my boss, and he being an understanding boss, he knows what we are going to expect further with this kind of client.  Sometimes, seriously.. when it come to client, I seldom say NO… I just have to put my feet firm on the ground to tell her this. 

OK.. rant complete.. :D

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Mother’s Day Lunch

I blog about myself getting lucky again last Friday, and today, me and my little Princess went to Dish Deli, Solaris for the celebration.  My mum had class, so I brought back the gifts for her… in the Chinese says, 借花敬佛…

This event was organised by Best Events, and by Ms Hanniz who had did a great job for us, the mommies… We are treated for lunch, with drinks and desserts too!  Best Events can handle any event that you have in mind, for you… from SCRATCH!  I should consider them if I really got the budget to do Princess’s 2nd birthday ya… :D

Dish Deli, is a restaurant that prepare home cooked meal, and beside dining in, you will be able to have it bring back home for your convenience too!  In addition, they have baby food!!! :D

The restaurant ambience is very child friendly, where they have a little corner for the children to play, beside it’s cosy sitting!  I love it, and maybe will go there again some time…

The food served to ME, the mummy

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The signage…

100_1983My meal..  100_1984

Roast Chicken with Roast Potatoes, and roast vegetables with home made sauce 100_1988Desserts:  Chocolate Moose with Ice Cream

Beside the nice lunch, I was presented with the followings, which in turn brought back home for my mummy…

100_1968 A Bouquet of roses

100_1986A box of cupcake 

Of course before all the above start, I have got myself ‘photo’ with the owner, Heidi and the Organise, Hanniz..

100_1966 With Heidi…

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 With Hanniz…

Oh, not forgetting one prize that I have yet to ‘claim’ and given to my mum.. will bring her there one day…

100_2000 100_1998 The Ravissante Traditional Bamboo Cupping Treatment (30 minutes) worth RM148

You can hop over to Princess blog to see the ‘fun’ she had in the restaurant..

Once again, thanks to Best Events and Dish Deli for the great celebration.

Pre-Mothers’ Day Celebration

We have the Mothers’ Day dinner earlier this year, as we are afraid that tomorrow will be very pack with everyone celebrating. But, I think tomorrow will still eat out… hehe…

We went to this place, that most of you will pass by everyday, but maybe you never thought of eating there.  It’s just a row of shops that along the main road leading in Brickfield, right opposite the Police Station and La Salle School.

This the shop…

100_1947  The shop100_1958Kam Heong Lala 

100_1957Hong Siew Fish Head 

100_1956Stir Fry Spinash 

100_1952 Speciality Beancurd 

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The way ice is served…

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Desserts (we brought our own) but asked the ‘uncle’ to help us open and served chilled

Overall bill cost us RM70.00 with 4 person eating… we came out from the restaurant shouting.. CHEAP!

Happy Mothers’ Day to everyone… and I am now off to Solaris for lunch..

Friday, May 7, 2010

I got lucky again

I saw my name in my FB wall this morning... here the result

I entered a contest by BEST EVENTS, and won my mum a lunch deal in Dish Deli, Solaris. In addition, it has the cupping treatment come with it too... hope my mum got time, and we can go together... or else, I go on her behalf.. muahhaa..

I have totally entered a few contest on Mothers' Day, and one got kick out, this I won.. and another 2 to know the result... now, just got to GET BACK TO WORK! muahaha....

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Some ‘brainless’ driver

I am sorry if I offended anyone, but these were some ‘brainless’ driver who considerate and no having very high safety senses.  It’s very difficult to tell when, and how an accident can happen, and when it really happen, then only cry and foul over it, too late!

I normally have very high level of tolerance in traffic, and never want to really create any scene but when I had the following situations, I just can’t help to capture them…

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Double park with engine ON, and a kid inside!

DSC01132 Taking 3 empty lots with 2 cars, and the culprit is the silver saga, coz this is the 2nd day it happen! 

Somehow, I will always ‘voice’ my honk if I drive, and when I have a bad feeling that thad driver is not concentrating, I always very worry on people knocking into me. 

However, I know there are people who very sensitive when people honk… and get annoyed with it.. but sometimes a horn actually can create awareness and alert…

Don’t know where I am heading to… but just ranting… :p

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