Thursday, November 19, 2009
The other day, I went to CM for a meeting with a client. And they took me to this restaurant, but unfortunately I didn't took a picture of the shop signboard and I forgot the name. But the location is, when you enter the CM's door, after a few steps there's a stair going up on your right. Go up and turn 180 degree to a lane between shops. The restaurant is there.
The environment is very nice.
The tea served was very delicious. I really wanted to ask how they make the tea but didn't have the opportunity to ask.
The food is really good, nicely cooked. In the picture, there are fried fish nugget, vegetable 'popia', fried squid and some raw vegetables.
Really, it was very yummy!
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
I found this in NST. I really pity them, because they can't do anything except praying and asking for help from other people. Let's show them what we mean by future, because for them, their future is clouded by uncertain things.
These babies need your help
By Natasha Ilyas
KUALA LUMPUR: Wan Aidil Danish Wan Ismaile Anis, who suffered a heart attack on Nov 8, urgently needs surgery as he cannot breathe properly.
An operation scheduled for today at the Gleneagles Intan Medical Centre (GIMC) had to be postponed due to an infection.
Wan Aidil was supposed to be sent from Hospital Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (HUKM), where he has been treated for eight days, to GIMC for the surgery.
However, he will have to remain at HUKM for another seven to 10 days until the infection clears.
Doctors had diagnosed Wan Aidil's problem as arising from the left coronary blood vessel coming from the pulmonary artery instead of the aorta, resulting in a lack of oxygen.
His mother, Nurul 'Ain Rahimi, 29, is still in shock over her third child's condition.
"I cannot believe what is happening to my son. I want him to recover as fast as possible," the sales assistant, who earns RM750 a month, said.
"My baby has been suffering for the past three months and needs urgent surgery."
GIMC paediatric cardiologist Dr Lim Miin Kang said the surgery would be carried out as soon as the infection cleared and Wan Aidil was strong enough for the operation.
The operation will cost RM50,000 which his father, Wan Ismaile Anis, who earns RM1,500 as a member of a film production crew, cannot afford.
He has only managed to come up with RM7,500 from his Employees Provident Fund (EPF) savings.
"We are appealing to the New Straits Times readers to help us raise the remainder to help save our child's life," Nurul 'Ain said.
Meanwhile, 2-month-old Ee Gen Quan, who is suffering from a disruption of blood flow to the lungs, also needs urgent surgery.
His mother Tan Yang Fong, 31, noticed a month ago that her son's nose and throat were blocked with phlegm making it difficult for him to breath.
Gen Quan, who suffers from a condition called total anomalous pulmonary venous drainage, needs RM30,000 for the operation at GIMC.
The family has raised RM10,000 with the help of relatives and the EPF savings of his father, Chin Woon.
Those who wish to help, please send a cheque payable to New Straits Times Sdn Bhd, with the names written on the back to the Cashier/Charity Unit, New Straits Times Press (M) Bhd, Balai Berita, No. 31, Jalan Riong, 59100 Kuala Lumpur.
For those who gave something to them, whatever it is, as a person who is still living in this world, I'm really thankful to you. This is what we called life.
Sunday, November 15, 2009
Looking for historical places to visit? Well, this top 3 places is listed by NST. Let's check it out.
Top three historical sites
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1.TUGU Negara was built in 1966 in memory of the thousands of people who died fighting for Malaysia’s freedom. The figures on the monument are figure is made up of a group of soldiers holding the Malaysian national flag, known as Jalur Gemilang, which stands for unity, sacrifice, courage and love for the country.
2.DATARAN Merdeka is the place where the Jalur Gemilang was raised for the first time after the nation received independence from the British in 1957. The flag is raised on the 100-metre flag pole, one of the tallest in the world.
3.BUILT in 1965, the National Mosque is the result of a meeting in 1957, when a meeting of the Federal Executive Council suggested that a national mosque be built as a symbol of the country’s independence.
They all look nice, rite?
Thursday, November 12, 2009
I'm not an 'art person' but I really appreciate arts. I can't understand what arts people thinking of, but I know it's hard to squeeze into the current market. Let's not belittle our friends in the industry, also don't belittle their sense of arts. Instead, ask ourselves what kind of art do we have.
Here is a story that you might find everywhere but not everyone can be like them.
Creatures of 'Hybrid' symbols of change
KUALA LUMPUR: The "Hybrid" creatures at Wei-Ling Gallery are comfortably perched on high stools.
They are pretty things, and looking at them, one gets the bizarre feeling that they are also happy things.
Conceived by ceramicist Umibaizurah Mahir, perhaps it isn't so strange that these toy pieces have absorbed some of the joy from the hands that lovingly shaped them.
Cool and composed, they also appear untroubled by the trail of destruction that led to their creation.
Made of porcelain and connected by bits of nuts, bolts and kiddie bicycle tyres, the gaily painted figures came into being after Umibaizurah took other toys apart to understand the inner workings.
"I dissected many toys to understand their forms. Then I reproduced the ideas using porcelain and items that I have in my surroundings," said the 34-year-old former lecturer.
She loves children's art for the naivete and innocence unwittingly expressed by the young artists.
"Hybrid" is Umibaizurah's first solo exhibition and the result of three years' preparation.
"I took my time preparing for my exhibition. I believe an artist is remembered forever for his or her first solo exhibition," she said.
Her collection of ceramic items are inspired by cartoon characters like Tom and Jerry, and ordinary day-to-day mechanical items.
Most of her ceramic art works are fastened to timber blocks and placed on top of stools.
"The timber is of the type used to build kampung houses, to represent the good old days in the past, while the stools, which are tall and modern, depicts the present moment.
"If you look below some of the stools, you will find some bells attached. The bell gives voice to the cheer in the character. In a more abstract way, it also means celebration," said Umibaizurah.
The title "Hybrid" may seem self-explanatory but the artist said there was more to it.
"These hybrid artworks are a reflection of the changes in the environment and identity, as well as our desire to transform or improve things."
The 50-odd art pieces at Wei-Ling Gallery are sold in the range of thousands of ringgit.
A small piece costs about RM3,000. The most expensive item in the collection costs more than RM10,000.
Hybrid will end on Wednesday. For details, visit www.weiling-gallery.com or www.patisatustudio.com.
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Kenal tak kat mana tu? Yup, KL Sentral. Memang banyak tempat kita dapat lihat bekas-bekas sebegini. Tak kesah la derma untuk Padang ke, gempa bumi ke, banjir ke tapi yang menjadi persoalannya, adakah kita akan menghulur sesuatu untuk mereka.
"Ketua Pengarang Kumpulan, Abd Jalil Ali berkata, sebagai saudara serumpun seluruh rakyat negara ini turut simpati dan terharu dengan bencana alam yang menimpa negara jiran itu."
Source: Sinar Harian.
Pernah ke kita terfikir seandainya perkara malang terjadi pada kita, apakah perasaan kita terhadap orang senang di luar sana? Fikirlah, jangan pandang orang di atas kita, tp lihatlah orang yang sedang sengsara di bawah kita.
Monday, November 9, 2009
Did you even notice that there's a campaign going around called "1Malaysia Reading Campaign"? I hope you notice that, because that's what happening in Malaysia right now. Even a child knows that reading can make you smarter and even smarter if you can apply what you read in your everyday life, either in your act or in your conversation.
I praise our National Library for this one of the brilliant acts, and I hope other organisations will do the same so that we can show our future generations, that this is our culture.
Here is the brilliant act by National Library.
Monday November 9, 2009
On track to inculcate reading habit among young
By JOSHUA FOONG
KUALA LUMPUR: The National Library took 90 children on a four-hour train ride filled with story-telling, reading and singing of folk songs as a prelude to its 1Malaysia Reading Campaign.
The train ride on board KTM’s Sinaran Pagi embarked yesterday at 8.30am to the Gemas train station.
Singer Nurul Huda Abdul Wahab and Japanese children’s story-teller Saki Sasamori were there to entertain the guests.
Sasamori, who has been living in Malaysia for 15 years, charmed her young crowd with her fluent command of Bahasa Malaysia. “I used a new technique in my story-telling and it worked well, especially with the Malay traditional stories.
“The children responded favourably, showing me their interest,” she said.
Sasamori added that getting children interested in reading was the best way to cultivate the reading habit.
Also on board was National Library director-general Datuk Raslin Abu Bakar.
Source: The Star
Wednesday, November 4, 2009
Yesterday was a tiring day, but I managed to "move" myself to a nearby pasar malam. The first thing I will get in pasar malam is the Satay Celup.
Satay Celup or better known as "lok lok" among the local Chinese in KL is a type of "mobile steamboat". Peoples will pick their favourite seafood, vegetable or meat then put into hot boiling water. Although Satay Celup is famous in Malacca, but I don't think KL is so far behind. Just go and ask around, I believe everyone know what is Satay Celup or "lok lok".
On a sidenote, let see the description from wiki about Satay Celup.
Sate Celup or Satay Celup (Steamboat Satay) is a dish where an assortment of raw and semi-cooked seafood, meat (including rat meat) - wikipedia
What the hell? rat meat? I don't think we Malaysian eat rat meat. That why people alwats said don't trust everything on the Internet.
So, next time when you are in KL, make sure you get a taste of satay celup or 'lok lok' and i bet you won't forget it.