Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Sakae Sushi & Autumn Quattro

Friends and I went to Sakae Sushi in KLCC to celebrate Manyee's birthday. I like that they gave us a small room for 11 of us and they have this computer screen at the side of the table where we can directly place our orders without having to wait for the waiters to come. It was very efficient.
The ocha (Japanese green tea) that were provided were of tea packets, which I found rather "cheap" for a restaurant that expensive. Lingyue and KC ordered a Japanese steamboat which contained scallops (quite a number of it), all types of vegetables and mushrooms. The soup was rather salty. Despite the fact that they ordered it for themselves, the steamboat was shared among us and I managed to grab one piece of scallop before it reached their hands. =P
Looks very nice, which was exactly the reason we ordered it. But I don't really fancy this. Poh Leng's girlfriend, Hui Tao said that the sashimi tasted exceptionally fresh.
Manyee ordered this. If I recall correctly this is some kind of chawanmushi with crab meat. I've always loved chawanmushi. This tasted so good!
This is the bento I ordered. Unagi (I don't recall a single time that I didn't order unagi in a Japanese restaurant) and chicken with rice and miso soup. The chicken was good (though a bit too salty) while the unagi is just okay.
My chicken and unagi. =)
Zilin ordered scallops and chicken served with rice and miso soup. Not bad.After dinner we went to Quattro (which means the number 4 in Italian) in Avenue K (opposite of KLCC). There were four sections, each named after a season - spring (lounge), summer (restaurant), autumn (club) and winter (bar). Due to the birthday girl's (a.k.a clubbing queen) request, of course we went to the club.
We reached there at about 11:00 p.m. The place was half empty, and the music they played were... from the 80's and 90's. They even played the soundtrack from Grease. We girls were like... what the hell? The guys were simply watching football from the huge flat screen TV on the wall as it was Manchester United versus Fulham (or was it Chelsea?) that night. But when the place was starting to get crowded the music kind of switched. They were playing Kathy Perry, Beyonce, Rihanna, Usher... the normal clubbing songs. And the choices of songs are actually quite good.
We opened two bottles, one of them a Henessey. That was the first time I tasted Henessey and I find it so much better than Chivas (which we usually order). I've tasted several other brands of whiskeys (which I don't remember) but Henessey is the best yet I had. There were about 8-10 of us and two bottles could barely fill our stomachs. Two bottles of whiskey, one night of clubbing (and football), RM75 per pax. It sure as hell is one expensive past-time.

Friday, March 13, 2009


it feels so strange
and yet so familiar
the feeling of loneliness
when was the last time i felt it
i don't remember
home alone watching freedom writers for the umpteenth time
it never fail to touch me
never fail to awaken my tears
i guess that was when the loneliness crept in
without a trace
i couldn't resist
i thought i didn't care
when they said they were busy
when they said they couldn't come
when she said i couldn't go visit
when i asked him not to call
i thought i'd be fine
i thought
when was the last time i felt this way
i can't remember
but the feeling is familiar
and yet so strange

Friday, March 6, 2009

The Art of Comparison

Being depressed about... her life in general, ShinYin wrote an entry in her Friendster blog. I'd like to share it with you people here...

there was this person in Hell, let’s call the person X.
so, X was living a relatively happy life.
there were happy days, sad days,
and recently, many stressful ones.
but it’s okay.
coz X believed that the days will past.
and there will be sunshine after the rain.
and X was glad of the life X had.
Life could not have been better.
then one day.
X met Y.
Y was someone from heaven.
so, Y was talking bout how perfect and wonderful life is.
Y was having the best time of Y’s life.
that was when X realized that X had been living in hell all this while.
and X craves to go to heaven.
and Y continues talking bout the fun and happiness.
and X wonder, why did Y have to tell X?
why did Y had to torture X that way??
-the end-

"The End", it says... but it is not the ending. The story is not complete. The complete story goes like this:

X continued to be very unhappy.

He kept thinking why he had to suffer like this, while Y can live a good life.

This thought troubled him by day, haunt him by night.

But then one day, X met Z.

Z was someone from the Earth.

Z was not a happy person.

He complained to X that his life sucks.

He had to go to work everyday, get a tiny weensy bit of salary in order to survive.

His boss treated him like a slave; his colleagues back-stabbed him.

Only to be retrenched due to recession.

Now that he was jobless and penny-less, his wife left him and ran away with another man.

His son got into drugs and his under age daughter got pregnant.

He was helpless and didn't know what to do.

That was when X realized that he had been living in heaven all this while.

And Z continued to nag about his troubles and problems.

X was sympathetic.

And at the same time glad, and contented about his life.


Now that's the ending. The moral of the story? Choose the right person to compare with and try not to make yourself feel miserable. =)