Friday, August 28, 2009

Skybar - Traders Hotel


View of KLCC Twin Tower from where we sat

Poolside in the bar itself

One of the places I visited during my Birthday Month Celebration : SkyBar @ Traders Hotel, KL.
My first visit was for my own birthday and my second visit was during my God-Daughter's Birthday! yeap... same place different dates...hahaha..
It was hot and humid the first time I was there but the second time, it was cooling and breezy as it just rained.

Please make a table reservation before you visit and ask for a table near the window to enjoy the KLCC Twin Tower view at night ^_^ A nice place to chatter away with friends. Those of you thinking of partying there..Scrap that idea.. they play toned down house music all the R&B or Hip Hop..hahaha

The drinks were so-so..I find the only martini that is acceptable to my tastebud is the French martini. The rest? Ugh.. not my taste. The Wagyu Beef Burger and Deep Fried Prawn & Chicken wantan is not bad :)


Long Island

Classic Martini

French Martini - This is the nicest!

Buffalo Wings...erm.. chicken wings actually..hihihi

Face Up Burgers with Sweet Potatoes and Wagyu Beef patty (Rm32)

Chicken Satay

Deep Fried Prawn and Chicken Wantans
33rd Floor Traders Hotel,
Kuala Lumpur City Centre,
Kuala Lumpur.
Tel#: 03 2332 9888

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Sunday, August 23, 2009

An Evening At GHotel's Sesame & Soy


It’s a grand birthday celebration as my granma turns 90 years old.. my aunt and uncle chose to celebrate this occasion at Sesame & Soy Restaurant, GHotel, Penang.

Food served was not the typical chinese style, served on large platter placed in the middle of the table, but fine dining style – one plate to each person. A change of setting…I like this change ^_^
I only get to enjoy the first few dishes served.. after that, we (my cousin sister, my sis and myself) were called to “stage” to sing for my granma after the same stint was done by my uncles, my dad and my cousin brother..What we chose to sing?
L.O.V.E by Nat King Cole..hahaha..

Before joining the 3-piece band on stage, we were planning that each of us will take one alphabet each and we were making all sorts of moves.. but on stage, our body were STIFF! LOLZ!! My sister’s voice was the softest.. hahahaha.. luckily it was dark.. no one would be able to see my leg wobbling! My cousin sister couldn’t see the lyrics properly and she went “ la la la la” hahaha.. first attempt was a we recomposed ourselves then start the whole song again.. hehehe..and second attempt was better than the first. We got louder cheers compared to the men! hehehe


Rose Petals..creates a sense of romance..

Table setting

Set up done nicely

3-piece band

It didn’t end there..sat a while.. eat a lil .. Just a few spoonful and this time 4 cousin sisters of mine, my sister and myself were called back to stage to sing another song..Gosh..Sang a malay song, by Siti Nurhaliza if not mistaken, can't remember the title.. picked by one of my cousin sister. After that we sang Taylor Swift’s Love Story..hahaha

Didn’t get to savour the food spread much but I sure enjoyed the time spent with my familia… HAPPY HAPPY!!! And it was a bonus to see my granma smiling happily!

First to be served: Lucky Bao?

Scallops! MY FAVOURITE!!

Sharksfin Soup - My Another FAVOURITE!!

Sharksfin Soup with Crab!! Superb!

Cod Fish cooked "Char Siu" Style

Deep Fried Prawns

Mixed Vegetables

Birthday Noodles - Lam Mee

White Fungus with "geng geng" dessert

Mocha Brulee and Coconut Ice Cream
Sesame & Soy Restaurant, GHotel
Location: First Floor of GHotel
168A Persiaran Gurney,
10250 Penang.
Tel#: 04-2380000
Operation Hours:
Lunch: 11.30am – 2.30pm
Dinner: 6.30pm – 10.00pm

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Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Can't Wait For New Moon!!


Just watch the New Moon's trailer again when I stumbled upon it at Yahoo! Movies entitled "Does the 'New Moon' Trailer Make You Want to Switch Teams?" Click here to view writeups.

Yes..I am TEAM JACOB now!! muahahahaha..Or should I say.. Team ALICE & Team JACOB?!! ^_^

Counting down to 20-Nov-2009!! NEW MOON RELEASE DATE!! Woohoo!!!
But wait...
Currently Known International Release Dates For New Moon Are as Follows:
November 18, 2009 in France.
November 19, 2009 in Australia.
November 19, 2009 in New Zealand.
November 20, 2009 in the USA.
November 20, 2009 in Canada.
November 20, 2009 in Mexico.
November 20, 2009 in Norway.
November 20, 2009 in Brazil.
November 20, 2009 in Poland.
November 20, 2009 in Finland.
November 20, 2009 in Italy.
November 20, 2009 in Norway.
November 20, 2009 in the UK.
November 25, 2009 in The Philippines.
November 26, 2009 in Argentina.
November 27, 2009 in Estonia.
December 3, 2009 in Singapore.
December 4, 2009 in Spain.
January 7, 2010 in Germany.

If release date in Singapore is on December 3 2009 ..What about MALAYSIA???? huhuhuhu

Taylor Daniel Lautner
D.O.B: 11 February 1992
P.O.B: Holland, Michigan
Raised in: Grand Rapids, Michigan

Links you might be interested in:
Official Movie Site
The Cast: Twilight
The Cast: New Moon
d) Partial Draft of Midnight Sun 12 chapters

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Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Redang Island for the Second Time


Last year, I stayed at Laguna Redang Resort when I visited Redang Island.
This time around, due to budget constraint, we opt to stay at
Redang Reef Resort (next to Laguna Redang Resort).

Why I am at Redang Island for the second time? My sis and her boyfriend haven’t been there.. and I haven’t gone on any trips (out of Penang) with her before so...we decided to DOUBLE DATE!! (Coincidently, my boyfriend haven't been to Redang Island before as well).
I am their personal tour guide at Redang Island.. hihihi..

Aug 1st - Aug 3rd were chosen by my sis as she just finished her final exams and it coincided with my birthday as well, so I am more than HAPPY to have all my beloved with me on my birthday!! ^_^

Flew via Air Asia from Kuala Lumpur (KL) to Kuala Terengganu (KT). The KT airport facelift work has been completed..looked more presentable now compared to last year.

View of Lake Kenyir from the airplane

The boat that transfer us from the jetty at mainland to Redang Island
(Laguna Redang Resort at the background)

Redang Reef Resort’s check point at Merang Jetty is not at the same spot as the other resorts. There are no stalls along the roadside like the ones at the checkpoint for Laguna Redang and other resort’s jetty. So, you won’t get to buy cheaper souvenirs but to make do with the ones sold at the resort itself which are a bit more expansive.

There are no proper reception area/lobby at Redang Reef. We were told to wait at the waiting area cum dry dining area to be briefed on the itinerary and do’s and don’ts at the resort.

Do – Clear up your own plates, forks, spoons and whatever leftover after every meal and place them in the designated area

Don’t – Walk into the dry dining area when you’re still wet from snorkeling.

After the briefing, we were given our room key and when we walked in to the room, the floor is sticky and a bit sandy..hmm...not really a "warm" welcome...but it's okay..3days 2nights would be a breeze. When night came and we got under the sheets.. Hmmm.. they a a little sticky icky kinda feeling it hadn't been washed properly...

View of our room @ Redang Reef Resort

Condition of bathroom is acceptable..and it have a shower with a heater...

Heads up for light sleepers, you seriously have to think twice to stay at Redang Reef Resort. The rooms are just separated by a thin woodplank. If you're unlucky to get a group of noisy next door neighbours, it's gonna be REALLY IRRITATING... We could hear every single word they utter/sing next door! Geez!!

Food serve at Redang Reef Resort are quite like simple home cooked food.
Following photos are exactly what they serve (the number of dishes). They have tea time but I didn't snapped any photos of my tea time meal. It was some nyonya "kuih" and sweet "thong sui".

Lunch on first day

Dinner on first day (this was what they meant by BBQ dinner...)


Lunch on second day

Dinner on second day

Breakfast on our last day

Sunrise jetty to walk and get into the boat. You gotta "warm up" by swimming to the boat for snorkelling trip!

RM5 to be paid for conservation charge

Feed the fishes time!

I thought this was a different species of sea cucumber, only to find out it was the normal (black) species, only to be covered with sand! hahaha

Moray Eel @ the Marine Park

It's really hot and sunny during the daytime and even with sunblock lotion smeared all over my body and face, I'm still roasted. It rained during the evenings (yes on both days we were there..kill joy...)
But we were lucky on our second night the rain stopped earlier and we managed to venture out to Laguna Redang Resort & Redang Beach Resort for a walk.
Those who haven't been to Redang Island, you may consider Laguna Redang Resort or Redang Beach Resort ^_^ Of course it's more pricey compared to Redang Reef Resort but I would rather pay a little extra for a more comfy accomodation.

Open-air bar @ Redang Beach Resort, next to Laguna Resort

This squirrel is CUTE!! It likes cream crackers!! Best part? It takes food from your hand!

Look !! Just hanging on its two hind legs to enjoy food! hehehe

Putting our accomodation woes aside, it has been a sweet trip..
Looking forward for more trips with my dearest sister! ^_^

Last look before I leave
Monsoon season on the East Coast: end of October – early March
Peak of Monsoon season: November - January
Best time to visit Redang Island : End of March - September

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