Monday, November 15, 2010

The Big Bad Wolf Book Fair

Monday, November 15, 2010 4 Comments
I went there last week, it was held in South City Plaza, Sri Kembangan. I waited 2 hours in the queue. I bought books for prices to die for, because they were dirt cheap!

I was greeted by empty boxes at the entrance which were given free to customers to fill it in with books as they move along the aisles. I went in at about 1PM and only managed to come out at 4 PM ++. Now I know the word massive.

Tales from the crypt issue #1 to #8
19 books for RM 134
Ben Okri, graphic novel and comics, and the best buy-Mahathir Maverick in hard cover!
I took this picture while I was in the queue
Word of advise, bring tons of cash. The credit card queue was snail speed and the tabs were coming up to 1500 for each customer!
The people behind me, by this time I has progressed close to the check out counter
The people in front of me. They had A BOX each brimming with books
Pure love

  There were probably about 500 people in the 5000sqf area, and to control the massive growing crowd, they had to put up a temp grill to stop people from entering the hall. 

FAIL : KDU Mystical Nite

Monday, November 15, 2010 0 Comments
Let me narrate to you about a "play" I went to which was organised by "kids" from KDU. The play was named The Phantom of The Opera. They might as name it The Nameless Opera. I will explain that in a bit. Let me summarize the play in a few well chosen words. It was childishly executed, inappropriate costumes, dialog was barely audible and by far the worst play I have ever seen. They succeeded in one thing and one thing only-KDU raped the play The Phantom Of The Opera.

My ticket read 7.30 PM, so by 7 my sister and I were already at the entrance showing my insurance card (do I look 12?) before being tagged on my wrist and given goodie bags (I threw away their potato chips, the Syahirah samples and kept only the journal, plus some worth it BB cream and moisturizer samples) I exchanged the Rexona deodarant with a friend, since mine was for a male.

People didn't wear tube dresses when the Phantom was first played. Serious lack of appreciation for classics.
This was my first time inside MOS, and I was a bit dissapointed with the furnishings. Let me just make it very clear to you all out there reading this. MOS at Sunway Pyramid is overrated. The sofas were old, in a sad state and needing a new upholstery. I bet they must be kicking themselves for letting in a bunch of kids to ruin their Saturday night income. Isn't it odd to organise a play IN A CLUB, of ALL PLACES? I bet the organisers were too taken in by the boob size of the female lead.

The loser Phantom, who was seriously lacking in intonation, pronouncation and the English grammar in whole
We were chased away from the venue by the Marketing Manager (for coming in ON TIME) and I had to tell him off. This is what I said " So you're chasing the guests out?" He looked flustered and went red so I did my best ugh and added "yes you are" before walking out to the ground floor till they "opened doors" to guests. Then some Dane came to us offering us soft drinks to which my sister said no-politely.

Once everyone was settled in the club, the plays started (30 mins behind schedule). They definitely didn't have prior planning for the play. It seemed to me that it was pulled off there and then. And there wasn't any props except for a table with a red table cloth and a candelabra sitting on it. What were they thinking??!! I got to admit it now, my idea of what private college students are confirmed. Stupid and future losers.

Hello Bali
So anyways, since this was a non-alcoholic party everyone was given soft drinks-coke and Sprite. I am still pissed at my colleague for missing out on an RM800 Fitness First voucher. His ticket was sitting in his chest pocket and by time he got it out, the bitchy host of the night was shouting "going, going, gone"

Well, it was a night not so well spent so we went to Republik and Hello Bali for shooters and cocktails. The end

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Experimenting with Food Coloring

Thursday, November 11, 2010 4 Comments
My sister was here, and requested for something exotic and Indian so I made pav bhaji and mango tasted good and the pav bhaji really stood out, cos I had added a few spoonfuls of ruby coloring. Now I know why food in restaurants look good but not necessarily taste good!

The coloring
Ingredient for the pav bhaji, clockwise: finely diced ball pepper, mashed garlic-ginger paste, diced onions and finely sliced red chillis
stuff for the popiahs (spring roll) marinated mango, skins, and diluted corn flour to rub it in-keeps them from loosening or open when deep-fried
burger buns
tadaa~ the pav bhaji
another shot
My sister said this is how they server pav bhaji in India. I skipped raw onions on my plate, not a big fan of it

Birthday Party at Chayo Again

Thursday, November 11, 2010 2 Comments
I helped organise a birthday bash for my nephew, whom turned one this year. Of course the cake was insanely expensive (who spends couple hundred bucks for an eggless, fondant topped cake anyways?) Ha ha, only me! Wait till my sister's boy turn one next year! He is going to be spoiled! By me!

Enough talk, let the pictures speak for itself. For food, we had nasi lemak and tofu sambal, popiahs and samosas, burgers (my favorite) and mango raita. All in all, the food was great, the cake was superb and loved every bit of it. I hope no one threw it away, cos I only took 2 huge slices in plastic Tupperware, not sure what happened to the rest of it tho

The food on the buffet table
My spiced tea, this was damn good and smooth!
The outrageously expensive cake based on my nephew's favorite toy
The toy in real
With one of my cute nephew!
That's right, he is one!
Another shot of the cake
The burgers were the best dish, it vanished as soon as it touched the tray
The popiahs too, it was yummy