Friday, October 30, 2009

Dream No. 2

What lay beneath my feet is a newly-paved tar road. The kind that is smooth with dark, black colour. I'm standing near the bottom of a hill. Not far from where I am, at the foot of the hill, there's a pool of murky water. I must stay far from the water, I think. Thus I begin walking uphill, slowly at first, then faster.

But it's like running up an escalator, only the escalator is moving downwards, bringing me nearer to the pool of murky water. It's as if the ground beneath my feet has a life of its own and it's moving. The faster I run, the nearer I am to the murky water. Panic overtakes me. I can't stop, can't even stop for breathe. But strange enough, I'm not out of breathe at all, not even close.

As I'm about to give up, a person comes to me. Who is he? Do I know him? "Don't run too fast," he says.

I slow down. "Here, walk with me," he says to me again.

So we walk side by side, slowly, consistently. "The faster you walk, the faster you will be downhill," he says.

Before I even know it, we are already at the top of the hill... and I woke up.

Me : That's it. That's all. It's all I can remember. The rest I've forgotten. There's something else before this scene about a singing competition or something. Totally weird.
Chin : This is a very inspiring dream.
Me : Huh? It seems pointless and meaningless to me.
Chin : It's a message about your career path. I know it's been troubling you in some way. See, the faster you want to climb up the hill, the slower your progress. But if you take it slowly and naturally, you'll eventually end up at the top.
Me : Ooooooooooo... Yeah... Now it makes sense.
Chin : And the person who appeared in your dream, that must be me, rescueing you from your misery.
Me : No it's not.
Chin : Yes it must be.
Me : Please be rest assured that it isn't.
Chin : ...

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Coffee Ritual

It's been a long long time since I've eaten some nice food. And I mean, NICE food. Went to this place near Digital Mall, Petaling Jaya. Good environment, friendly waiters, and most importantly, DELICIOUS food. =)
Coffee Ritual
35, Jalan 14/20, Section 14, 46100 Petaling Jaya, Selangor.
Monday to Saturday: 10.00 a.m. to 11.00 p.m.
Sunday and Public Holiday: 9.00 a.m. to 10.00 p.m.
Location: opposite of Digital Mall
Upon entering the restaurant, the smell of coffee bean filled the air.
They have a series of coffee brewer collection.
(Forgive the blur-ness. Mr. Chin forgot to switch the camera mode. Unlike me, He's neither a professional photographer nor a professional blogger.)

Feeling ashamed and refusing to show his face due to the blur-ness of picture took.

The main objective of this post is to introduce the FOOD !!!
Mr. Chin ordered a 3 course meal set. For starter, he had a carrot soup.
Totally irresistibly delicious. *dreamy*

Bread to go with the soup.
When dipped into the soup, what can I say? Perfect combination. And most importantly the bread was steamy hot. The butter melted completely when spreaded on it.

Mr. Chin's... erm... Forgot what's this... Had to add RM2 on top of the price of the set meal.

Of all things, Mr. Chin ordered a nasi lemak with curry chicken set. Awkwardly goes with western style appetizer, dessert, and coffee.
The nasi lemak is just okay.

Curry chicken looked delicious. Though the potatoes were a bit too hard. Probably because this dish was not ready by the time we got there. It was supposed to be a lunch set but we ordered at 11:30 a.m.
Nevertheless I kind of like it.

For dessert, we had plain crepe (how do you pronounce this word?) with vanila flavoured ice cream. This is quite expensive cause had to add RM5 on top of the price of the set meal.
But I feel it's certainly worth its price. One taste of the ice cream and another of the cream I could tell those were quality stuffs. Superb !!!

The set lunch costs RM25.60.
This is my cuppocino. =)

Turkey toast crepe.
There was ham inside. And the sauce tasted black pepper. Don't be fooled by its small portion. This dish is actually quite filling. =)

This breakfast set costs RM13.60.
Many strange-looking coffee brewer arranged everywhere in the restaurant.

And their brand name or manufacturer's name is Tiamo, which means "I love you" in Spanish, isn't it? Haha...

When we were looking the restaurant owner (I think he's the restaurant owner) kindly explained to us the function of the equipments.
There was this tall thing that resembled the titration process we learnt back in high school. The owner told us it was to make iced coffee.

Coincidently the owner was making some that time. The top flask was filled with ice and its bottom was equiped with this titration thingy that allows the liquid to flow drop-by-drop into the middle flask which was filled with coffee powder.

We were told they need 8 hours to fill up the bottom flask. And this was still off the menu. =)

No idea what this is.

May I say that, this place is totally worth going. And totally can try this out sometime.

Am planning to bring Wu Shin'n, SukTeng or ShinTien there whenever they come visit. I'm sure they'll like the food.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

叠叠思 (Layers of Thoughts)

A friend of mine wrote a poem.


For the benefit of those who can't understand or read Chinese, here's the translation:

Looking back,
I wonder who had you spent your youth with,
You had been alone for the past few years,
So now please forget about the worries from the past;
At this moment,
I will follow you for the rest of our lives,
We will be there for each other and take care of each other,
Spring will past and so will winter,
Envying the lovers and not the fairies. The lovers are more to be regard with envy than the fairies.

Oh my God, my terrible terrible translation... Please understand that I've tried my best, especially the last line, as I myself don't hundred percent understand the poem. And to the anonymous author*, please don't kill me...

As far as my understanding goes, basically the poem is about this guy telling his beloved that she should forget about the worries and unhappiness from her past. He understands that she had been alone and unhappy. But now, she has him. He's promising her that they'll be together forever. And they'll look out for each other, for years and years to come. So why would they want to be fairies** when they have each other to spend the rest of their lives with?

It's amazing how a few Chinese words can create a beautiful picture. Its  meaning is only limited to one's imagination.

*The author of this poem wishes to remain anonymous.
**In Chinese belief, the fairies live... erm... luxuriously, carefree and they're immortal.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Walk For World Pink - Epilogue

A quick post for sharing. Went to claim my hamper (worth RM500) from Estee Lauder's office (in Mid Valley) today!!! Yeay I'm so excited!!! Couldn't wait to open this hamper.

The lady apologized for the packaging. Haha... Said that they had to transfer it back from KL Tower to the office. That's not really a problem to me. What's important is inside...

It has my name on it. Actually I was supposed to bring the receipt to be eligible for the claim but I told them I threw it away and asked if I can tell them my IC number instead. They said OK. So lucky. =)

Sean John perfume for men. I assumed it's for men cause I remember I've read somewhere that Sean John is a men's perfume brand. (Forgive the bad photo taking skill.)

Unforgivable... What a cool name for a perfume. I mean, it's better than J'adore (which means "I love" in French, it's not so cool once you understand it's meaning...) etc. etc., isn't it? The guy's perfume smells better than this one actually.

Lotion for women. According to my mom, the perfume smell stays longer if you apply lotion after the perfume. Will try it out.

Yup, that's about it I wanna share. =)

p/s: The blogspot photo uploader has been upgraded. It's more user friendly now. Will use it more frequently. Hmm... And it has additional function too. Will check them out later. =)

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Lament 1

I had no idea how lonely one can feel despite many people are standing by and accompanying him. Until now.

p.s. I suddenly realize I lament so much that I should have them numbered. Thus the title.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Walk For World Pink


Yup !!! We went to this event. Organized by Estee Lauder and some very famous brands. =) It's a breast cancer awareness thingy. The theme is, of course, pink. And the T-shirts are given, that's why all of us were wearing it.

Date : 3rd October 2009
Time : 5:30 p.m.
Venue : KL tower
Walk Distance : 3.9 km
Fees : RM30 (not inclusive of RM3 processing fees if paid online)
Objective : To raise breast cancer awareness
Reasons to invest RM30 : free T-shirt, goodie bag worth RM100, all-you-can-eat cereal + milk and milo... Wakakakakakaka...

YES !!! 3.9 km !!! We were supposed to walk 3.9 km around KL tower.

While waiting for the walk to start...

Notice my stiffness/numbness when taking pictures...

A sea of pink...

Yes, we learnt how to check for breast cancer...

Even Mix fm was there. They were distributing Estee Lauder perfume samples. I got one !!!

Who is this Mix fm deejay ???
The walk is about to start...
Are you ready ???!!!
Get, set, GO !!!

Pink people, rush forward !!!

On our way we passed by Hard Rock Hotel. Even Hard Rock is promoting breast cancer awareness. So cute !!!
Finally finished the loooooooooong walk... The sky was already dark...
Wanna go Luna Bar (on the roof of Pan Global building) !!!
Illuminated KL tower...
We've got goodie bags as reward for finishing the walk. I've got this Estee Lauder night essence thingy for preventing aging. I guess I should start now. *scared* I checked online and it's worth RM100.
Mr. Chin got this. And of course he doesn't need them so they're mine.

We finished the walk at about 7:50 p.m. There was a lucky draw at about 8:30 p.m. but because Manyee wanted to go back to Seremban so she can't stay too late. So all of us walked with her back to her car and initially we planned to go back for the lucky draw. But tiredness and hunger got better hold of us so we decided to go to KLCC for dinner instead. HAHA !!!

And then today, an amazing thing happened !!! I got a call from Estee Lauder and they told me I won a lucky draw that day !!! I was so surprised. I mean, if they don't get anyone onstage to claim the prize wouldn't they just re-draw it? Well I guess in this case they didn't. And they asked me to go claim the prize. It's a hamper from Sean John (forgive my ignorance but what brand is that?) worth RM500. But because I was to claim it from the Estee Lauder office so they're only available on weekdays office hour. Am wondering what should I do. Probably will go on 16th October since my company is giving that day off due to Deepavali celebration. Yeay!!! So lucky right? =)

Total investment : RM33 + RM33 = RM66
Goodie bag : RM100 + RM100 = RM200
Perfume sample : RM20 (approximately)
Lucky draw : RM500
Having to spend quality time with good friends : priceless