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Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Simon Says: MDG2 Beautilicious Contest Result

Sorry for the delay of announcing the winner of Simon Says: MDG2 Beautilicious Contest. I've been quite busy kekeke.

Here are the entrees I received. No many but still thanks for entering the contest.

Jess: I love Beautilicious cosmetics product because they are really value for money.

Diese: I love Beautilicious cosmetics product because I want to discover the magic of beauty within my yummilicious lips and prettilicious face.

Clare Ng: I love Beautilicious cosmetics product because they are perfect for all occasions, portable and affordable. A must-have for all ladies!

Jan-e: I love Beautilicious cosmetics product because it creates a more beautiful me and it's the men who have to know about beautiful women instead of otherwise.

Jessica Cheang: I love Beautilicious cosmetics product because they have a very nice packaging.

Mayz: I love Beautilicious cosmetics product because it makes me look like a million bucks but costing only a very minor fraction of the million dollar price!

I've sent them to Jerad so that he can forward it to Julie, CEO of Beautilicious to be the judge. The best completed sentences that she picked is Clare Ng's. *clapping*

Which reminded me that I haven't have time to go to the post office to send the prizes to Clare. She's from Sarawak by the way. Maybe I'll just fly over to Kuching since air ticket and Tune Hotel's fare is so cheap now. Oh, the top 12 of MDG2 has been chosen. I won't tell who got in. Catch the premiere on 28th of Feb here. While waiting, read all about the Closed Auditions here.

The prizes:

Monday, February 23, 2009

Pepper Lunch, Pavilion KL

Simon Says: This is something similar to what I'll be going to do for the next 20 days or so. For mine, MY FM is the organizer.

After having teh halia and paru goreng for tea, I headed down to Pavilion KL from 1 Utama. I am meeting Nigel in Pepper Lunch for dinner because he'll be helping me to shoot my Rihanna impersonation video that night.

The first time I tried Pepper Lunch was in Singapore early last year because at that time there's no outlet in Malaysia yet. As Jeroen commented in the post, they are opening in KL soon. Yes, he's right. They opened their first Malaysian outlet in Pavilion KL, which don't surprise me. Seeing food chains from Singapore opening all their first outlet there such as Food Republic, Ministry of Food, Dainti Hill and etc.

The outlet here in Pavilion KL is bigger than the outlet I went to in Singapore. Yes, we got the luxury of space here, so don't envy us Singaporean. LOL. Just kidding. Ahem. Let's get back to the main topic.

Well, one thing I don't envy being a Malaysian is that our spending power is low comparing to our friends from across the Causeway. While it cost only SGD 9.90 for a Weekday Lunch Star Deal set of Pepper Steak that comes with rice and a soda, it cost RM 30.80 for a Pepper Steak and rice here in Malaysia. You have to top up RM 2.50 for a soup or a soda. Even if converted back to Malaysian Ringgit, it's still cheaper to eat in Singapore. If one is earning Sing Dollar then it's even more affordable. Sigh.

The ordering is the same here. Place your order at the counter, you'll be given a number to place on your table, and then they will serve your order. This time I ordered Hamburger Steak with Fried Egg (RM 21.80).

Instruction of how to cook your Pepper Lunch.

Spread the butter evenly on the Hamburger.

Instead of the normal garlic or honey sauce, I was advised by the staff there to pour the French Onion sauce. I call it that because it tasted damn like French Onion soup, only thicker and saltier.

Pouring my sauce after the needed done-ness is reached.

Taste wise, it's not too bad but it still can't beat Pepper Steak that I had in Singapore. Didn't know what hamburger can go so well with rice. It must be the sauce. It's quite fulfilling too with the fried egg, bean sprout and corn as the side. Wish that they will come out for set lunch that is much more affordable. If not, I think they won't last very long in Malaysia.

Rating: 3.2/5

Down it with rice not fries.

Even though it's not what I was expecting as the one that I've eaten in Singapore but with the eating with a company of fun loving friends more than cover the flaw. Thanks David, Hsu Jen, Kel Li, and Nigel for helping me making the Rihanna video.

One of the scrapbook


Pepper Lunch
Lot 1.54 Level 1
Pavilion Kuala Lumpur
No. 168 Jalan Bukit Bintang
55100 Kuala Lumpur

Tel: 603-2141 0228
Fax: 603-2141 0998

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Saturday, February 21, 2009

I'm In The MY FM Life Size Card Board Carrier Contest

That is what I perceived the contest should be named lol. The real contest name is "MY FM Brand's 白兰氏鸡精飞天遁地阳光帮". From 19th Feb 2009 onwards to 15th March 2009, I'll have to carry the life size card board of MY FM 101.8 FM's DJ Jack Lim (林德荣), Mei Yan (颜薇恩), and Nicholas (翁书尉) from the morning show every I go and take picture of the card board and me in it at each place. The purpose is to create publicity so from my guess the places with more people and the more people that I took the picture with will earn me more points. This contest is limited to 1,000 contestants. The top 10 finalist will get RM 1,000 each and the winner will get RM 15,000.

So, that fine Thursday morning on the 19th of Feb, despite it's a non-working day for me, I get my ass up and reached Sg. Wang Plaza to sign the contestant form and collect the life size card board.

I'll be carrying one of those until 15th of March.

I heard some of them took leave just for this.

Registration is quite fast as the queue is not long. Maybe it's still early. I gave the Brand's staff two Brand's bottle caps to join the lucky draw which will be held at the end of the launch. About 10 a.m. Already they gave me a Japanese clay tea cup by giving those two bottle caps.

Me and the life size card board.

The MY FM DJs were on the stage entertaining the contestants there while doing a live broadcast.

At about 9.30 a.m., it's time for the swearing in ceremony for the contestants led by Ah Beng (the alter ego of DJ Jack Lim). At first he read the testimonial of marriage, then the swearing of organized triad and only the third time is the real deal. Funny man.

Ah Beng leading the swear.

After that we all yum sheng with a bottle of Brand's Chicken Essence. My 2nd bottle that day. Then it's lucky draw time. 5 winner will be draw. Each will go home with RM 100 worth of Brand's hamper and RM 50 cash. The last and fifth draw was done by the GM of Cerebos Malaysia. He announced the name,"Seow Ying Suen". Sounds familiar. Only when DJ Mei Yan corrected the pronounciation to "Seow Ying Yuen" and also read out my Chinese name that I am sure that I was the winner. Woot! Not a bad start.

After all that, most of the contestants went their own way. While some stayed back to take this opportunity to take picture with the DJs.

With DJ Mei Yan (颜薇恩), she's holding her own head lol.

DJ Nicholas (翁书尉) same surname as Ong Tee Keat (MCA's President)

DJ Jack Lim (林德荣), he had a role in Jack Neo (梁智强)'s Ah Long Pte Ltd (老师嫁老大) and also the latest movie Love Matters (幸福万岁).

I start to think where to go after that and since I'll pass by Nuffnang's office, so I stop over there to enlist help. Surprise, surprise. Boss Ming and Hui Wen were there too. Robb said,"Things people do for money", after he opened the door for me. I'm doing it just for the fun of it lol. Thanks to the Nuffnang team for the support. I'll buy the whole Nuffnang team dinner if I win the RM 15,000 grand prize.

I then went to Mid Valley and had lunch with Jess in Kim Gary. I chose Kim Gary because I thought there will be a lot of MY FM listener eating there and I will get spotted. Non-contestant also can participate by spotting the contestant with the card board. Take a picture of the contestant and card board or the card board only. But make sure to ask the full name of the contestant. In my case, "Seow Ying Yuen". Then upload the picture here. Listen to MY FM for the queue to call. Call in and if you get through, you'll win RM 100 cash.

One of the busiest entrance in Mid Valley Megamall.

I even brought them with me to the toilet in the Gardens.

They were there too when I was having my facial treatment in MTM Skincare.

With the staff of MTM Skincare at the Gardens.

When I was about to get my car, I got a call from my colleague that I am being activated for standby that night because one of my colleague called in sick. Well, since I don't have plan yet of where to bring the the DJs so might as well go for the standby and earn extra money. It's a difficult time currently. I was working morning just yesterday and being call in to work night today. Hope I don't fell asleep while on duty.

Last but not least.

My lucky draw goodies. RM 50 real hard cash, a nice tumbler and 2 dozens bottle of Brand's Chicken Essence in big and small sizes. Just in time for my night shift standby activation.

Friday, February 20, 2009

The Blood Banks Needs You!

Blood banks in Malaysia have always been in need of blood donors for it has insufficient blood in the bank. According to Deputy Director of the National Blood Centre Dr Faraizah Abdul Karim, during festive season in 2002, there were only around 450 units of blood available in the centre which has the capacity to hold up to 5,000 units. The minimum requirement for Klang Valley alone is between 1,200 to 1,500 units of blood. To cater for this demand, the National Blood Centre actually requires about 300 blood donors daily. Statistics shown a very low percentage of donors donating blood every year.
Your blood may not only save the lives of your loved ones but other people who are loved. Drop by to our college and donate your blood now. The community needs your aid.

Date : 25 February 2009

Venue : Main Block, Lower Foyer, HELP University College,

Pusat Bandar Damansara

Time : 10a.m.- 4p.m.

For further information please call Dennis at 016-5408004

Helping out Dennis to spread the word. You can make a different by donating your blood too. You might not know, the blood might save your life of day. I'll be going there too. Anyone wants to take picture with MY FM DJs can go there because I'll be bringing them with me.

Jack Lim (林德荣), Mei Yan (颜薇恩), Nicholas (翁书尉)

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Paru Goreng at Teh Tarik Place, 1 Utama

Simon Says: I foresee a 5th By-election is coming. Elizabeth Wong might resign as the State Assemblywoman for Bukit Lanjan. When long will all this By-election shit stop?

Walking around 1 Utama and I have a sudden pang for a glass of teh halia and light snacks. There it was, Teh Tarik Place in a quiet and cosy corner near the entrance to Rain Forest the same floor as Kluang Station which is doing quite a brisk business despite their mediocre food. Opposite 港士港啡 which is quite contrast, while one is serving Hong Kong style 奶茶, the other is serving teh tarik. You can really find it all in 1 Utama it seems.

After ordering my teh halia, I am looking at the menu thinking of what to eat. Nasi lemak will be to heavy because it's just tea time for me, I still have to go to Pavilion for dinner. Then it caught my eyes. Paru goreng - RM 2. So there I put my order to the waiter. He re-confirmed with me, "Paru goreng saja?". "Ya, paru saja", I replied.

Paru Goreng (I got 4 pieces for RM 2)

Not that crunchy because it's not freshly fried for you. Nevertheless the texture of the cow lung is still there. Also the indescribable nice taste that one find the lung. Those that scurried away on hearing the word lung will not know what they are missing here. I will gladly exchange my glass of teh halia for a glass of cold Hoegaarden White to with the paru goreng.

Rating: 3.75/5


Teh Tarik Place
LG335, Lower Ground Floor
Rain Forest, 1 Utama New Wing.

Tel: 03-77266380

Monday, February 16, 2009

Castrol EDGE Sport Speed Challenge

Have you ever change your car engine oil by yourself? I haven't. So what do you think will happen when two hot chics took up the challenge to change the engine oil on their own. One of them happen to be Cindy and her friend Eva.

Watch the video below. From the look of it, how much time do you think they took to change the engine oil? From the way Cindy is singing (delays) while changing the oil, my guess is that they took quite a while lol.

Guessing the time is not for fun yo! If you have the hunch to guess the time correctly, you might walk away with Sony Bravia 37” LCD TV. I need a TV real bad. There's also a lot of other cool prizes that you stand to win. Prizes list here.

There were 4 teams that took the challenge to change the engine oil. Namely Hot Chics, The Geeks, Sweet Young Things and The Pro. To go for the grand prize you have to guess the time that each team took to change the engine oil, video will be uploaded each week for each team. The first one is already up, which is of course Hot Chics. Go to the Castrol EDGE Sport Speed Challenge website to get the dates for the other videos to be uploaded.

The Geeks is up already today.

From the way the did in the video. I guess they took just a bit longer than the professional mechanic. Way to go Nick, don't lose to the girls yo!

Not only that, if you have a blog, you can join the blog and win contest too.

Blog and win!
1. Register your blog URL when you sign up.
2. Create a blog post entitled “Castrol EDGE Sport Speed
Challenge”. Talk about our contest.
3. Remember to embed the video as well. Embed code can
be found at each video page.
4. The 6 most creative blog posts win!

The prize to be won for Blog and win! Contest is
1 unit WALKMAN® MP3 Player for the most creative blog post .

Too bad the prize doesn't include a Castrol Edge Sport 0W-40 Fully Synthetic Engine Oil. I can surely use it for car's oil change that is long overdue.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

CNY Dinner at Sek Yuen, Jalan Pudu

Simon Says: Happy Valentine's Day to all of you out there. Since I am single, most probably you'll find me here.

Warning: Tidak Ditanggung Halal.

Just a few days before Chinese New Year. Me and a group of colleagues planned to have our 收工酒 ourselves. I suggested Sek Yuen in Jalan Pudu because I read that it is one of the earliest restaurant in Malaysia to start the lou sang (捞生) tradition. It was started by the Phang Brothers in the 1950s.

Old school.

The table my colleague booked is at the shop next to this one, which is air-conditioned. Free parking is available at the back of the shops which is just next to Pudu LRT station. Greeted me when I went up the shop is my colleague's cute daughter.

Reminds me of Arale-chan from the manga Dr. Slump.

It was almost 9.15 p.m. and still not all the invited is here yet. The staff told us, have to serve the dishes already or else the kitchen will be closed at 10.00 p.m. Wah, so early.

Seldom see this red table cloth already in newer restaurant.

First up is of course the yee sang (鱼生), this is my second yee sang of the year. I like the yee sang here, the raw fish is fresh, the sliced vegetable is crunchy and the best of all is that the sauce here is not overly sourish as in other eateries. It gives just a dash of sourness hence it will not overcome the taste of the other ingredients.

Rating: 4/5

Yee Sang (鱼生)

The roast piglet (烧乳猪) was supposed to be canceled but there's been a mis-communication, so there we have it the roast piglet which cost RM 105, which I don't mind paying. It's so yummy. Skin is roasted to crunchiness and the meat is tender. I almost finish the head too if it's the third dish came a bit later.

Rating: 3.75/5

Roast Piglet (烧乳猪) Oink, oink.

Some of the people in the second table came late hence they waited until all were here to start lou sang. Which, then I have the opportunity to take picture.

For health, career, money, and sex life love life.

The third dish to be on our table is Sek Yuen's famous dish, Pat Poh Ngap (八宝鸭) loosely translate into eight treasures duck. It look like a normal baked duck from the outside but once you cut open the body, you'll find the treasures. Inside it are lin chi (莲子), walnut (核桃) , and other ingredients that I was too busy eating to remember lol.

The meat is tender and soft, the sauce is nice and of course the 'treasures' inside has soaked in the juice from the duck and sauce. Which tasted better than the meat. If this is your first time here, this is a recommended dish to order.

Rating: 4/5

Let the treasures be shown.

Pat Poh Ngap exposed.

Steamed Sek Pan (石斑) is next. Which is quite normal. Not sure whether it is over steamed or what the meat seems to be quite dry and stick to the fish skin very firmly. The fish is very fresh though.

Rating: 3.5/5

Steamed Sek Pan (石斑)

Tiger prawn (老虎虾) is next. I think is stir-fried with garlic and soya sauce. The sauce is tasty and the prawn is quite big and succulent. Love it.

Rating: 3.75/5

Tiger Prawn (老虎虾)

Had to have some green after so many dishes of meat. The Stir-fried Conpoy or dried scallop (江瑶柱) with lai bak (baby bok choy) is just the right dish to be serve. Stir-fried in the sauce that was soaked with the essence of the dried scallop, eating the vege with a bit of dried scallop added and extra omph to the texture and the taste. Slurp.

Rating: 4/5

Stir-fried Conpoy or dried scallop (江瑶柱) with lai bak (baby bok choy)

The best dish of the night. Stewed lamb rack (燉羊腩). Oh my god, the lamb is so tender and juicy. It doesn't have the strong smell and taste of lamb too when eaten due the ginger used to make the sauce. I think 5 aroma powder (五香粉) was used too. This dish to me is the tastiest that night.

Rating: 4.5/5

Stewed lamb rack (燉羊腩)

Last but not least is the stir-fried mixed vegetable (罗汉斋). Vegetable is fresh and it is not overcook. The taste is normal. Funny thing is that there's no dried tofu (豆干) used here, I like to eat dried tofu.

Rating: 3/5

Stir-fried mixed vegetable (罗汉斋)

All in all, the cost of this 8-course meal is RM 600 for 10 pax. Not too bad, quite reasonable. Will surely return for a visit if there's enough people to join the feast.

On the side note. We jokingly told Arale-chan that we will bring her to watch golden fish (金鱼). We didn't expect that there's really a school of golden fish in the aquarium down stair. The thing is that one won't be able to see fishes clearly because the water is so murky. Maybe the owner didn't clean it for weeks already.

Arale-chan posing with the golden fishes.


Restoran Sek Yuen
313-1 & 315,
Jalan Pudu,
55100 Kuala Lumpur

Tel: 03-9222 9457, 03-9222 0903

Operation Hour: 11am to 3pm, 5pm to 10pm. Close on Monday.

Cash Term Only

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Friday, February 13, 2009

Rihanna's Concert Postponed

As you'll all might know by now that Rihanna concert will be postponed to a future date due to some unforseen circumstances. This is not a cancellation, so those that bought the tickets or joined the contest don't worry.

Ticket buyers are advised to hold on to their tickets and wait for future announcement regarding the replacement date. The rescheduled date will be announced in about two weeks time according to official sources.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

MyView: Underworld 3: Rise of the Lycans

I was lucky enough to win a pair of tickets from Nuffnang to the premiere of Underworld 3: Rise of the Lycans. Found out that Zoe Yve wanted to go too, so I gave her one of the ticket.

Long queue.

I didn't watch Underworld 1 and 2. It doesn't really matter because the 3rd installment is a prequel to 1 and 2. It's about how the Lycans (werewolves) rebel against the Death Dealer (vampires).

The daughter of the King of the Death Dealer were in love with the first Lycan, whom is a slave to the Death Dealer. Don't want to leak out too much of the story here. I like some of the sword fight scene but I think the werewolves are a bit ugly and thin lol. Entertaining movie but don't have to wow effect.

Rating: 3/5

A brief camwhore session taken place after the movie.

Spongebob Family. Zoe Yve and Robb.

I want the Spongebob bag.

Camwhoring with Sisha Sasha. Didn't camwhore with her since Hennessy Artistry.

Nicole was there too with a friend, first time I saw her in a premierre. She treated my McCurly fries. Hahaha. After the movie Sue, Kelvin, Zoe Yve, Yatz, Anne Marie, and gang went to Misai at SS2 for supper.

Zoe Yve showing us her tongue piercing at Misai.

Camwhore again.

R.I.P. Misai.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Ruumz Lauching at Mist

Simon Says: Anyone seen Victoria and Debra's pet dog Yuki? Inform them if you see Yuki near your place. More details here and here.

After having chili pan mee in Kin Kin and sweating profusely. I brought Zoe Yve to visit Nuffnang office as I've promised her. Then Nicholas say since we're here, why not join the Nuffies to an Ruumz event in Mist, Bangsar later in the evening. Me and Zoe Yve of course accepted the offer. At first I thought Ruumz is a club or something.

We then went to Taman Tayton, Cheras to have duck rice with Sue and Kelvin. Sorry, I forgot the name of the restaurant but they server very nice roast duck.

Rating: 3.75/5

My siew cheong and roast duck rice.

Long time never took picture with Sue.

After the meal, I drove to Bangsar. It's only 6.30 p.m. when I reached there. The event supposed to start at 7 p.m. So, I parked in front of NSTP building while Zoe Yve took her nap because she haven't sleep for 24 hours.

Zoe Yve recharging to prepare for the event.

New Strait Times building

When it's about 7.30 p.m. Zoe Yve woke up and we made our way to Mist. Registered ourselves and got the goodies bag, which in the end we lost it.

Obligatory picture. I'm wearing Crocs to a club wtf.

There's free flow of whisky, wine and beer inside and of course finger food. I ate some of it not too hungry because I had roast duck rice. Not too bad the food.

Then we stop by to ask the pretty Ruumz promoter what is Ruumz all about. Briefly, from what I found out is that Ruumz is like an online portal providing service such as photo printing and music downloading and you pay for the services by buying Ruumz points. If you print photos worth more than RM 35 (about 80 pieces of 4R size picture), they will deliver it to you FOC. Not too bad, I got loads of picture that I need it to be in hard copy.

Zoe Yve listening attentively.

I didn't pay too much attention because I was busy taking pictures.

I saw some familiar faces down stair.

I met many new and old faces that night. I of course camwhored with them.

The most active blogger currently. You see him everywhere. Huai Bin.


I always like to camwhore with Ginny. I see her in almost all the event I went.

Friends of Ginny. That's her hand in the back. -_-

Rachel has been camera shy nowadays.

Mellissa, she called me when I was watching movie from her Nuffnang office lol. She's going back to Melbourne soon. Gonna miss her.

Carol, new nuffy in Nuffnang.

Vernice, Firdy's protege.

Pinky, she's continuing her study in Melbourne. Gonna miss her too. T_T

Robb is straight? Nah.

Nicholas, thanks for inviting.

Timothy has to rush back early.

Pietro, DJ for the night.

Sorry but I was too high to remember the name of these two hot girls.

This one I can remember because she's Nuffnang Feb 2009 featured blogger. Her name is Tzia.

Tock Tock brought his hot colleague Katherine with him. Lucky guy.

Then Pietro start to spin the wheel and most of us went down to the dance floor and dance away.

I like Pietro's music, so retro.

Firdy, Zoe Yve and Robb having fun. Are we sure that Robb is not straight?

Intoxicated look.

Having one with the hot MC of the night. She's tall.

Pleasant surprise to bump into Elaine. Good, I didn't manage to take pic with her during the MDG 2 KL Auditions.

Long time didn't bump into Amanda, so that I night we took quite a few pictures together.

Well, I had fun that night except for a little mishap that happened to Zoe Yve. You can read about it in her post. Will surely print my pictures through Ruumz after I've chosen the picture that I want to be in hard copies.