Tuesday, December 29, 2009

an "OFFER" Day 211209

Supposed Pooh and JJ were planing to register for our master on last Monday yet we still had not get our offer letters. Since already out from home, we decided to hang out together.

First, we went for a movie, AVATAR, a movie which Pooh planned to watch desirely, written at her MSN PM -- Who wanna watch AVATAR with me!! It was definately a nice movie which worth to be watched at cinema. This was our 1st OFFER of the day as we watched it with student price. *grin*

While waiting for Pooh at library, JJ came across an advertisment stated SUSHI ZANMAI RM2 SUSHI PASSPORT for 4 persons. JJ's eyes were blinking. Hence, We went for our 2nd OFFER of the day. We had this promotion japanese meal as our lunch at their Lowyat outlet. The sushi somehow were bigger in size than usual and all the ingredients were fresh, juicy and of course tasty. We guessed probably we were a bit too early (stepped in the restaurant when they just opened), thus the chief generously served us with the big bulky sushi. Be the early bird sometimes may have some special offers. "grin* Beside the promotion sushi, we also ordered 2 main courses, tsukimi soba (the only main course which Pooh will order when she is dining at Sushi Zanmai) and chicken curry rice (JJ had a sudden crave for japanese rice and thick japanese curry gravy).

After the movie, Pooh was craving for Secret Recipe's walnut chocolate brownies. So, we walked to the Bukit Bintang outlet to have our tea-break. The 3rd OFFER of the day was the free tea for every piece of cake ordered from the restaurant. Needless to say, Pooh picked the walnut chocolate brownies (in fact, Pooh wished to have vanila ice-cream topping too but it was not available, too bad) while JJ opted for Durian Cheesecake as JJ heard lot of compliments from friends about this cake. Indeed, both brownies and cheesecake were awesome, absolutely melted our hearts.

Again, JJ used up all the available calories quota, had to work out hard for today's input.

de Date of 6A1 Girls with Italianniese

"Girls, do you all wanna have dinner together at the vegetarian bak kut teh?" asked Xiao Wen and Yuk Mey when they were coming back from outside.

"I just tried it with JJ that day. I guessed I don't wanna join u guys." answered Xiao Chuan promptly.

"Same as me. How about we go for other restaurant? How about ITALIANNIESE? They are having promotion now. RM27.90 for 2 meal courses. Do you guys wanna try? I can be the driver. Just learnt the route to Sunway Pyramid from my friend that day. I guess I able to get to there." suggested by me who so-called food-seeker among them.

"Good idea. We never go out together before. This is a good chance for us. We can have an advance 2010 countdown celebration as well. Excited!!" the girls buy my suggestion.

"I change my plan. I will follow you guys for Italianniese." Again, Xiao Chuan had given her decision instantly.

"Great. Let's take bath and be prepared for outing. Go! Go! Go! girls." Entering the bathroom after grabing a shirt and pants from my woreboard.

Followed the map drew by friend, we reached our destination in 45 minutes time without trapping in serious traffic jam. Thank god.

Here we are : Italianniese @ Sunway Pyramid

We ordered 3 sets of the promotion meals which consisted of 3 appertisers and 3 main courses plus 2 desserts.

Italian Clams Soup was the 1st food served to us. It was a light soup prepared from fresh clams with slightly sour taste came from diced tomatoes, it certainly boosted up our appetite for the next food.

Followed by Toasted Bruschetta. A appertizer which comprised of crunchy homemade Tuscan bread topped with marinated tomatoes, pesto sauces and parmesan cheese. All of us hearted this much.

Pizza Caprese was the 3rd appertizer we had. Thin crust pizza topped with buffalo mozzarella cheese, tomatoes, red onions and basil. Dip with the sauce made of vineger and olive oil, the pizza even tasted nicer.

After finishing our appertizers, we were served with our 1st main course Shrimps linguine. A reddish meal consisted of fresh succulent sauteed shrimps served with marinara sauce. This was another meal which gained our liking.

Coming up next with Roasted Chicken with Balsamic Glaze. A quarter of oven-baked herbed roasted chicken glazed with Balsamic plus some fried (to be spesific, should be over-fried) rosemary wedges and garlic butter broccoli. Priscilla and I liked this aromatic chicken. It goes well with the sweet sourish black sauce served.

The 3rd main course meal was the Pan Fried Fish with Angel Hair. Angel hair pasta served with lightly battered pan-fried Dory fish in lemon capers sauce. Frankly, this meal was not as good as the other 2 main course meals as it was a bit too dry and tasteless for the pasta but well-done pan-fried fish managed to get some points for this meal.

Filling up half-full of our stomach, we left some spaces for our desserts. NY Strawberry Cheesecake. New York-style cheesecake served on a bed of strawberry sauce. No doubt, all of us fall in love with this velvety-textured light sweet cheesecake. Grace made the right choice.

Last but not least, we ended up our meal with another dessert, Tiramisu, the specialty of the restaurant. Lady finger cookies dipped iin liqueur and espresso coffee with layers of creamy mascarpone icing and topped with dark chocolate powder. After everyone had a bite of it, we felt that we were at the heaven. Awesome.

The best ingredient for an enjoyable evening is some company to share good food with. This is the 1st sentence written on their official website. Indeed, sharing is always a joy. The more companions, the merrier. This was the 1st time I had dinner together with my other 5 housemates (still lack of Yoon Hooi). Thanks Priscilla, Grace, Xiao Wen, Yuk Mey and Xiao Chuan for giving me a wonderful dinner.

"Girls, to be honest, i just know the route to Sunway but i dunno the way back." Still not familiar with KL routes. My solution is always the same -- follow the signboard but Malaysia signboard can't be trusted 100%.

"Nevermind. I have GPS." Xiao Chuan was starting up her HP and an usual phrase we heard -- WE ARE CALCULATING.

Inevitably, we lost direction again but I always bear a phrase in my mind -- In KL, as long as you have money, have petrol, you sure can reach your destination at the end. Hence, i got back to the right track after circulating for 15 minutes (i guessed i were somewhere near KL Sentral area) and we reached home SAFELY (almost hit by a car while we were at Bulatan Pahang). HUUuuu.. it was so close. Thank God.

Saturday, December 19, 2009








今天堕落了一整天,用了一整天的时间看了一部偶像剧 - - 斗鱼(1)。





Friday, December 18, 2009

Black CanYon RestAuranT @ AlaManDa ShoPPing CoompLex

That day went to Putrajaya Statistic Department with Pooh to get the LQ list for our project.
It was really a tiring journey as we lost.
Circled and circled around the area for 1 hour.
Ended up we managed to reach the back side of the building. Thank god.
After taking the list, we went to Alamanda Shopping Complex to have our lunch.
Black Canyon Restaurant has be choosen.
Both of us order the set lunch.
JJ went for noodle while Pooh picked rice.
Fresh watermelon juice. The drink was included in the set lunch. Cool and refreshing.
Stir fried spaghetti with salted fish. Al-dentle noodle with aromatic wok-hei scent. It had the similar with mamee crab, a taste which JJ like very much. Overall, this chinese-western fusion food was heavenly good.
Rice with roasted chicken in garlic and pepper with mixed vegetables in gravy. A balance meal completed with juicy tender roasted chicken and greenish fresh kai-lan and carrot. The sauce perfectly moisten the plain white rice and awesome.

Tomyam soup. This sourish soup was served together with the rice. The soup was not much special but it tasted not bad. It was appertizing.

Overall, the service proveded was good and the food tasted great with reasonable price. Both of us were satisfied.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009


JJ likes COFFEE.
Everytime when looks at the menu, JJ found out that there are many types of coffee.
Hmm.. JJ decided to find out the difference between them.

Caffè espresso, or just espresso is a concentrated coffee beverage brewed by forcing hot water under pressure through finely ground coffee. As a result of the pressurized brewing process, all of the flavors and chemicals in a typical cup of coffee are very concentrated. For this reason, espresso is the base for other drinks, such as lattes, cappuccino, macchiato and mochas.

Latte (It. "milk"): This term is an abbreviation of "caffe llatte" (or "caffè e latte"), an espresso based drink with a volume of steamed milk in approximately a 1:1 ratio. In Europe, "caffè Latte"" stems from the same continental tradition as "café au lait" in France, simply coffee with milk.

Cappuccino: Traditionally, one-third espresso, one-third steamed milk, and one-third microfoam. A cappuccino differs from a caffè latte in that it is prepared with much less steamed or textured milk than the caffè latte.

Caffè Macchiato (It. "stained"): A small amount of milk or, sometimes, its foam is spooned onto the espresso. In Italy, it further differentiates between caffè macchiato caldo (warm) and caffè macchiato freddo (cold), depending on the temperature of the milk being added. In France, known as a "Noisette". Latte macchiato (It. "stained milk"): Essentially an inverted cafè latte, with the espresso poured on top of the milk.

: Normally, a latte blended with chocolate. Like a latte, it is typically one third espresso and two thirds steamed milk, but a portion of chocolate is added, typically in the form of a chocolate syrup, although other vending systems use instant chocolate powder. Mochas can contain dark or milk chocolate.

Monday, December 14, 2009




还会令肤色红润白净, 更可以治便秘。


There is no GOOD food or BAD food.
Eat moderately and in balance.


Saturday, December 12, 2009


And we move on with the rest of our lives
Where are we gonna be when we turn 25
I keep thinking times will never change
Keep on thinking things will always be the same
But will the past be a shadow that’ll follow us ‘round?
Will these memories fade when we leave this town?
Cause we’re moving on and we can’t slow down
These memories are playing like a film without sound
So if we get the big jobs and we make the big money
When we look back now will our jokes still be funny?
Tears and laughter, pranks played in school
Will these memories ever leave you?
As we go on, we remember
All the times we had together
And as our lives change, come whatever
We will still be friend forever
Poem written by Lydia

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Part-time week (2): Mydin Mall, MITC Melacca

A day after back from Chembong, JJ packed up to Melacca for the 2nd part-time job.

This time, JJ targeted group was kiddies.

Giving advise to parents regarding to children eating practise is much difficult than advising adults to practise healthy eating habit. From these 3 days event, JJ found out that JJ has to read more on children eating habit. In fact, it is something related to JJ current research project. *grin*

Hmm.. some experiences JJ gained from these 3 days event..

Wonder why most of the Malay parents asked their children to call us as "AUNTY" rather than "KAKAK". Are we look that old?

Obedient child is an angel but hyper-active child is a demon.

Giving birth a child is not as hard as rearing and educating the child. It needs lots of love, care, patience and MONEY. Think properly before you intend to start this "investment". *grin*

Thanks to Adrian, Pei Ling, Ling Ling and Sweety. Specially thanks to Sweety for the flower balloons and the compliments. "Girl, u are so nice. I like your sweet smile." *grin*

Part-time week (1): Nestle Factory, Chembong

Last week can be considered as JJ's part-time week.
Worked as nutritionist advisor for 2 part-time jobs.
The 1st job was at Chembong, a small town at Negeri Sembilan.
It was the first time JJ visited to NESTLE factory.

Hmm.. The experiences JJ gained from this job:

  1. JJ's BM showed improvement. Yeap. Practise make perfect. *Grin*

  2. The most common phrase JJ heard from the workers : "Makan nasi akan gemuk. Saya tak makan nasi. Saya hanya makan roti."

  3. After JJ had lunch at the factory canteen for 3 days, JJ finally found out the reason why JJ don't like Malay food much. 3 words to describe the food served at the canteen : Yellow, Red, Oil.

Thanks to Encik Din and Madam Vitjaya for their help in arranging the event. Thanks to all the workers for joining the event and giving JJ a chance to practise the knowledge that JJ has learnt. Specially thanks to Encik Din for helping us to buy the nestle products with 20% discount price and providing us bountiful of Milo wafers, Kitkats, Smarties, Milo nuggets, Nestle ice-creams as snacks.

Friday, November 20, 2009


G.I = Glycemic index

Do you ever heard of this term?

Glycemic index (GI) is a measure of the effects of carbohydrates on blood sugar levels.
Not all carbohydrate foods are created equal, in fact they behave quite differently in our body.
Choosing low GI carbs, that one that produce only small fluctuations in our blood glucose and insulin levels, is the secret to long-term health reducing your risk of heart disease and diabetes and is the key to sustainable weight loss.

So, what are the benefits of the Glycemic index?

  • Low GI diets help people lose and manage weight.

  • Low GI diets increase the body's sensitivity to insulin.

  • Low GI carbs improve diabetes management.

  • Low GI carbs reduce the risk of heart disease.

  • Low GI carbs improve the blood cholesterol levels.
  • Low GI carbs reduce hunger and keep you fuller for longer.

  • Low GI carbs prolong physical endurance.

  • High GI carbs help re-fuel carbohydrate store after exercise.
For your information, many factors can affect a food's glycemic index:

1. Processing
- Grains that have been milled or refined have higher GI than whole grain.

2. Type of starch
- Starch comes in many different configurations. Some are easier to break into sugar molecule that others. For instance, the starch in potatoes is digested and absorbed into the bloodstream relatively quickly.

3. Fiber content
- The fiber the food has, the less digestible carbohydrate, and so the less sugar it can deliver.

4. Ripeness
- Ripe fruits and vegetables tend to have more sugar than unripe ones, and so tend to have higher GI value.

5. Fat content and acid content
- The more fat or acid a food or meal contains, the slower the carbohydrates are converted into sugar and absorbed into bloodstream.

So, how to switch to a low GI Diet? The basic technique for eating low GI way is simply swapping high GI carbs for low GI carbs.

  • Use breakfast cereal based on oats, barley and bran.

  • Use bread with wholegrains*, sour dough.

  • Reduce the amount of potatoes you eat.

  • Enjoy all other types of fruit and vegetables.
  • Use Basmati or Doongara rice.

  • Enjoy pasta and noodle*.

  • Eat plenty of salad vegetables with a vinaigrette dressing.
* wholemeal bread is not same as wholegrain bread.

* noodle for example are soba, wholegrain noodles. It is not included yellow mee, kuey tiaw or beehoon.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

another great weekend" 141109

Written in JJ's FB shoutout :
SUNny day with a smiley face
Why was JJ so happy ??
Simply because JJ had a great weekend.
Had a delicious Japanese cuisine as lunch with friend.
JJ ordered for unagi rice box while friend went for salmon treasure box.
It was a great indulgence for both of us.
After lunch, we went to sing K ( with a friend for 3 hours continuously.
It has been quite a long time ago since JJ sang K at the K-room.
Hence, no doubt JJ totally satisfied and enjoyed singing for 3 hours non-stop since nobody fought mic with JJ as just 2 of us with 3 mic-s provided. (grin*)
After finished singing K, JJ met up with another two friends for dinner.
Had a great dinner at FULLHOUSE @ NZX ARA DAMANSARA.
JJ liked the ambience and atmosphere pretty much.
JJ liked the food as well, especially the mushroom soup.
The soup was creamy, totally matched to JJ's liking (yummy*).
In fact, it was the main reason why JJ was being there.
Friend told JJ that the soup was nice and should have a try.
Before leaving, we had our photo-capturing session.
Needless to say, it was absolutely a nice place for snaping.
In JJ's heart, JJ was thinking of another friend.
JJ guessed she would fall in love with this place if she was there with JJ.
Hope have a chance to revisit to this restaurant together with her and other friends as well.
p/s: JJ suddenly realized that JJ spent the whole day with 3 different guy friends. (grin*) This coming weekend JJ should hang out with JJ's girl friends. Specially thanks to sk, ck and ts.


Attention to all the japanese food lover,

If you were thinking of a new japanese restaurant, check this out:


The restaurant is located at the lower ground floor of the shopping mall, opposite COLD STORAGE supermarket.

Nice dining ambience with the fusion of modern and traditional japanese-style interior designs.

Regarding the food served, well, is not bad too.

Salmon Tresure Box : Fresh juicy salmon slices with plentiful of ikura (salmon roe) and slits of seaweeds are nicely placed on top of the warm well-cooked moist rice. Trust me, you sure wouldn't feel regret of letting every spoon of the rice wandering around your gastrointestinal tract.

Unagi Box Rice : Scented unagi covered the seaweed-wrapped sushi rice. Every bite of it is full of happiness and satisfaction.

So, don't be hesistated. Have a try with ASAHI.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

RSMY HOuse of REal BeriaNI @ Jln Medan TuaNKu

Joined ADAM and XIAO WEN for dinner.
At 1st, we planned to have famous AMPANG BEGGAR CHICKEN and MELON SOUP.
Unfortunately, we were informed that for weekdays, these dishes have to be pre-ordered.
Too bad, we missed out the chance of trying them.
At the end, we went for CHEESE NAAN, one of XIAO WEN favorite food.
RSMY House of Real Beriani @ Jalan Medan Tuanku
A mamak restaurant which famous with its cheese naan and dhal kambing.
In order to fill up 3 crowl-ing stomach-es, we actually ordered quite a lot.
Here were our orders:
Thin crusty soft naan with over-whelming mozerrela cheese.
It is totally awesome especially for cheese-lover like JJ.
Heavenly good-taste.
Must try this out if you love cheese.
JJ bets you sure will fall in love with it.
The bread texture is same as Cheese Naan, just that the flavour is different.
The butter spread goes well with the chopped garlic filling.
If you think that this dhal tastes same as those you try at the mamak stall, then you are wrong. It is not that BIASA.
In fact, the gravy is tangy and gluey, not watery like those sold at normal mamak stall.
JJ likes the dhal pretty much.
Chopped fine seasoned mutton cooked with india spices.
Dip the Cheese Naan with Dhal Biasa then add on some Dhal Mutton.
Tell you, it is absolutely a perfect combination.
Moist, tender soft stewed mutton rib.
The meat remains juicy though have cooked for a long period.
The spices enhance the essence of the meat.
It is aromatic.
Another must-try dish.
The rice is well-cooked and frangrant.
It tasted great either just served as plain or with the dhal.
Any of the dhal matches perfectly with it.
You will raise your thumb up after you have tried this.
Thousand thank you to ADAM for his kind treat.
JJ actually ate quater of nasi biryani and half pieces of the Cheese naan.
The dhal is appertizing.
After Mamak-food, JJ is looking forward the BEGGAR CHICKEN and MELON SOUP.