Friday, April 07, 2006

A very fine month and a great birthday....

To those that do not know, I turned 23 recently. I had a tremendous celebration. I practically celebrated my birthday for 3-4 consecutive nights. On Friday night, I had an awesome dinner in Prego, Westin. The meal was great, the service was very good and to cap it all of; the company was perfect. Prego, Westin is definitely my favourite Italian restaurant by a mile. The food is absolutely brilliant.

After a great dinner, I went to Jues' house for a mini drinking session. We ended up playing a drinking game which was OBVIOUSLY chosen to make me drink more. All thanks to Lok. Although a bit tipsy, I was still quite sober although I had to lay down awhile before driving. It was definitely a great time spent with good friends.

On Saturday, I went to KLCC and MidValley in the afternoon for fun. I went to New Paris SS2 with my usual group of friends for dinner where I treated them to a simple dinner. Then we adjourned to Breakers for a couple rounds of pool. I thank my friends for giving me face and turning up on the eve of my birthday and for spending time with me.

Then on the actual day itself, I went to 1U during lunch time to have lunch with Akmal, May Yee and Wen Hsi. At night I of course had dinner with my family in Iketeru, Hilton Sentral. After dinner I went down to Jalan Imbi for beef noodles.

The next day, went for training but at night I went for a tour of Subang. Haha... I went to Sunway then Taipan and then back to SS 15. On Tuesday night, I went for dinner in Lobsterman with my colleagues and then for drinks with them in Slippery Senoritas. My colleagues bought me a flaming, a shot of JD, a shot of strawberry something and some licorice thing (semboka) or something like that. I also had several glasses of whisky. Thankfully I was still sober in the end.

This was probably my best and favourite birthday ever because I managed to celebrate it with lots of different people. But to be honest, there is someone incredibly special that made this birthday even better. Someone who spent nearly everyday with me throughout that period of time. Someone who really made me super happy during this period of time. Someone who touched my heart with her sweet words. Someone who never fails to amaze me.

Sunday, March 26, 2006

It feels like yesterday.....

It feels like yesterday,
That we went to high school,
I still feel the embarassement,
Of wearing shorts on the first day of school;
It feels like yesterday,
That we joined the Leo Club,
I still remember the love we had,
For the club we supported;
It feels like yesterday,
That we had our Leo forums,
I still remember the tears I shed,
And the support I had from my friends;
It feels like yesterday,
I went to APIIT,
I still remember the friends I made,
And I'm grateful they're still around;
It feels like yesterday,
That we stayed up till the wee hours,
I still remember the stress we went through,
And also the fun we had;
It feels like yesterday,
That I went for my first interview,
I still remember the nervousness,
And I'm glad that's over;
It feels like yesterday,
That I went in for my first day,
I still remember the weird glances I got,
And nowthose glances have become smiles;
It feels like yesterday,
That I met you,
I still remember the smile you wore on your face,
And it amazes me that it's still always there;
It feels like yesterday,
That my heart couldn't stop smiling,
But wait,
It wasn't yesterday,
Its everyday now since the day I met you.

Tuesday, March 14, 2006

10 Things You May Not Know About Kevin...

Had some self reflection time and these are 10 things that you may or may not know about me....

1. I like girls with round faces. I went through all the girls that I've liked previously and I realised that most of them have round faces. Haha... I guess its cause I've always liked cute girls and I guess most cute girls have round faces?!?!

2. I get emotional listening to the song 'First Love' by Utada Hikaru. This song meant a lot to me before and still does.

3. I have really low will power.

4. I have REALLY low self-esteem although it doesn't show all the time.

5. I can't stand incompetency. I just can't understand why some people can't use their common sense and think a little.

6. I find independance and competency on a girl a huge turn on. I just can't stand bimbo girls who always need help from guys. Stand up for yourself and prove it to the world you can do work. Rely on yourself.

7. I'm very loud especially around people I'm comfortable with or people that I know. But when it comes to strangers I tend to keep quiet a bit more. However, when it comes to the girl I'm interested in or some girl my friends are trying to intro to me; I get cold feet and become super quiet.

8. I've only ever told 2 people that I loved them and truly meant it. 1 of them being my "mui" who is in Tazmania now whom I love with all my heart as a younger sister.

9. I'm a pure pessimist. I always prefer to look at things on the worse side of things. I'm looking at the glass as half empty.

10. I think the sound of the saxephone is just so romantic. I like Kenny G and I think instrumental hits with piano, guitar, violin and etc. rock as well.

Sunday, March 12, 2006

Evaluate Me.....

I'm really bored with nothing better to do now so please don't blame me. Go evaluate me at the webbie below

Thanks. Read the instructions first pls. Thanks.

Saturday, March 04, 2006

Memoirs of Long Lost Friends.....

I'm awake at 345 am on a Saturday EARLY morning because I got woken up by a SMS around 115 am and I can't seem to fall back asleep as yet. The good thing about waking up at this time is that I got to watch the results show of American Idol 5. So far so good, my early favourites are still in. :)

Sometimes, I really like being awake at this time because it gives me time to reflect. It gives me time to think, to remember my past and to ponder the future. As I was lying on my bed, it suddenly struck me that I awfully miss my "mui", Tze Yee. Its been awhile since I've spoken to her. I really do miss the times where we would just talk on the phone to catch up and all but those times seems like a moment in the past now. With our busy schedules and time zone differences we can't seem to find a suitable to talk to one another. I just tried calling her but I ended up waking her up at 630 am her time. Whooops!

As I continues to stare at my ceiling, I also thought of my friend who is a SIA air stewardess. At one point of time, we were fairly close but I've not seen her online or even spoken to her for ages now. She did drop me an e-mail during Christmas but I have yet to reply it. I will be sending her an e-mail shortly after this post to see how she's doing and all. Its amazing how 2 people who have not seen each other for ages now can still remain pretty close friends. :)

At the same time, I just dropped a SMS to my friend Alicia in the US. Everytime she comes back we'll surely meet up and I think its safe to say that both of us really cherish our friendship and we appreciate each other being there. I have nothing but praises for her and I think she's definitely one of the best person that I've ever come upon.

The best thing about my friendships with these friends as well as many others is that they are totally platonic relationships. These are true friendships that I would never want to change anything about them. I've realised that in my life and probably in most people's lives, we will have many friends who won't be around us physically but I feel that the bond between true friends will never die no matter how far apart they are physically. What's most important is that the bond and the friendship is strong. Friends will always remain friends no matter where they are.

Sunday, February 26, 2006

Part-time Food Critic - Miyako Sheraton Subang

Last night my parents and I went to try the Japanese buffet dinner at Miyako Sheraton Subang because it is apparently better than Nagisa, Sunway Resort Hotel's Japanese buffet. The most notable difference between the 2 buffets is that Miyako's buffet is an ala carte buffet whereby you order direct from the menu and they'll serve the food to you while Nagisa's is your free for fall buffet table style.

The ambience in Miyako is alright. However, there are hot spots in the restaurant. I was really sweating it out in there until I moved a little to my left to be closer to the air-cond. The food there is not too bad. Certain things are quite good while others aren't. We started off with some salmon sashimi and sushi. I can say that the salmon there is definitely very fresh and the sushi is quite nice coz they really compact the rice. The wasabi is also fresh and good. But I only had the salmon because my parents aren't really interested in the rest so its unfair for me to judge the rest.

The tempura they served was quite good to be honest. However, we only tried the ebi (prawn) and soft shell crab tempura. I have to say that I CLEARLY enjoyed their tempura. We had 2 plates of ebi tempura and 3 plates of soft shell crabs. *drools* Gosh... I really love the soft shell crabs. The best thing is the tempura is freshly fried when you order so it comes warm. The tempura is DEFINITELY one of the things to look out for.

Their teppanyaki is quite alright as well. Their beef teppanyaki tastes fine but its just that I found it WAY too well done for my liking. I prefer my beef to be medium to medium well at best. We also had salmon, squid, clams, sea bass and mixed vegie teppanyaki. The salmon teppanyaki is quite good because they make it the way I like it best which is cooked on the outside but partially raw in the middle. The sea bass was VERY poor because it wasn't really cooked and hence the meat was a bit tough. Our first round of teppanyaki clams was EXCELLENT because the clams were HUGE but our second round had normal small clams instead. The mixed vegie is pretty normal lah... nothing to shout about. All in all, the taste of the teppanyaki in general is quite good.

We had 2 helpings of baked cod fish which we quite good as well. Nicely done and baked. However, the unagi we had kind SUCKED! My fave jap food of all time is beef sukiyaki. But I have to say that their sukiyaki there was a huge letdown. The soup was super sweet and the only had 2 measly slices of beef and it was like lacking in ingredients. Sukiyaki was a total disappointment. On the other hand, their garlic fried rice is not too bad while their chawanmushi wasn't good. The cup was SUPER small and it had so little egg custard in it. They did not have many options for their desserts and we tried their green tea ice cream which i found too sweet and the texture was a bit different than what I'm used to.

In conclusion....

Garlic fried rice
Sushi & sashimi


I'd give the whole experience a 7 out of 10 because I really super enjoyed their tempura and teppanyaki. I also think that if you're a big sushi/sashimi fan, it definitely is worth your time and money.

Tuesday, February 21, 2006

Wish for the best.....

Recently I've made many decisions that I really don't know what the outcome will be. I don't even know if I've made the right decisions. Maybe I did or maybe I didn't. Only time will tell. I've been given a lot of slack for some decisions that I've made and I plan to live with it. If I live to see the consequences of it then so let it be. I'll put myself out there for my friends to tell me in my face that "I did this to myself" or "I told you so". I really doesn't matter anymore if it reaches that stage.

I've lost someone who was once a very close friend, I've gained a new good friend, met many new friends/acquaintances and felt my friendship with another grow stronger. I wonder how will these things turn out? Shall we all just wish for the best and wait and see? :)