Thursday, January 31, 2013

Love and Hate You at the same time

Okay, bare with me cz this is going to be an emo post. Lol..Actually I have few reasons of neglecting my blog lately..

I realized after a couple months my enthusiasm towards blog is no longer that strong. It is not because that I don't love my blog anymore, is actually a direction-seeking stage. I used to treat it as a platform to release my emotion and so on but recently I found out it has being too commercialized. I don't like it. I still prefer it to be a place where I can share my joyfulness and sorrowness with my friends. I don't wish it serves as a food blog or what, like that I will lost the joy of having my blog. Instead it turns into kind of like "serving" my readers to write more food post to satisfy them. Layman term to me is like working lo...:-(

The initial reason of me updating so many food post is because I enjoy eating hence I wish to share it with people. Despite of thinking it can boost my traffic or those bullshit, I just sincerely wish to share the nice restaurant with my friends since I have visited a new dining place. Eventually I found a new restaurant then I blog about it and sooner it has become most of the posts in my blog. :-(

This has annoyed me for some time. Seriously.

That is why currently I have lots of pending food reviews but I still refuse to post it, I don't want it to become a food blog. Honestly, if you have published your blog so publicly, is so hard for you not drifted away from your original intention. I hope I can post more stories about myself instead of keep posting food reviews. I prefer to have loyal readers and followers instead being the top in Google search engine. *weird thinking huh* I just love sharing things with people la..*is just that simple*

Another thing that annoyed me is my English. I think it has deteriorate. *I am so upset towards this* I have no confidence in writing English. My vocab is really weak, sometimes I wanted to describe something but I don't know how to start the sentence. May be you don't realized but I understand clearly about myself. :-( That is why in my Twitter I posted some status saying "Where has my reading habit gone?" "May be I am not reading type of person." I used to force myself to read books when I am free but what I am doing now is staring at my phone when I am free! O.O Kill me please...have to be more discipline.

Two more weeks till my holiday ends. I still have lots of plans in my head. I don't know why I always thought I have lots of things to do, I am not working or anything ah, but I will think I have endless tasks yet to be completed. May be I want too many things at the same time. :-(

Anyway ok la..I am happy throughout the one month holiday la..^^ anticipating towards the celebration of Chinese New Year! But I bet it will end very fast! >< Then bought new clothes d leh, but without new pants! Sad tops but no pants to match! And I go KL quite often in! Credit to my dad cz he got travel to KL..haha! Then workout ah, do spring cleaning ah, sometimes work for parents ah, wanted to update blog ah, reading ah, want to play games ah, do CNY snacks ah, buy CNY hamper ah, bla bla bla...lots of things to do! 24 hours simply not enough for me! *evil grin*

Appreciate for completing my emo post, lol, I will constantly remind myself what is the identity of my blog and keep holding back for not being so commercialized. Cz I know some of my friends may not like it as it is too mainstream. :-(

Blog ah blog, I love you and hate you at the same time! 我对你又爱又恨啊!>< *sometimes released here and share it with all of you make me more relieved!* ^^

Thanks for reading la and have a great weekend ahead! I will have a great one..haha! *wink*  

Monday, January 28, 2013

Switching on My Holiday Mood

Having holiday now! Nua-ing at home..I didn't do anything productive leh like reading, do house chores ah, and etc. Instead I keep playing Temple Run 2 on the couch for the whole day while switching on the tv without watching! Lol..Temple Run 2 is so hard to play la! I used to acheive 18m in Temple Run but now 2.5m also hard for me in TR2! *sob*

And I realized I am not Bejeweled, Candy Crush, LinePop, Anipang type of person! I can't play puzzle games! Sucks at it! Always lose one..gave up on that already! So action games suits me more like Subway Surf, TR2, Chasing Yellow..BUT!! I can play Birzzle quite well wo! Why har...last time quite addicted to it..also considered as puzzle game what..haha! *I don't know what kind of person I am* Lol..

Since it is my holiday and #cny is approaching, hunting for new clothes is a must! So sorry to say that Penang got no new clothes to buy d..haha! Cz a few choices only..So decided to go KL hunting for new year clothes! Happy! Besides, food hunting as well la..fixed my food craving! Haha!

So far I am bored of Levain already but I still crave for Ikea meatball! Everytime go KL I will certainly request darling to bring me there! The photo you seen below is 2 persons! I can finish 10 meatballs all by myself, haha! *great achievement* With two chicken wings as well..big eater hor me! Lol..I must eat as much as I can cz I cannot come anytime as I wished so I must eat till I bloat! Haha..

Love it! #yummy
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I always claimed we rarely take pictures together one! :p

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The next day decided to try something new for our brunch..suddenly thought of Antipodeon Big Breakfast so go for it but seriously hard to look for parking because we went during weekdays! Luckily god bless us after looking around for like 15 mins and I'm nearly give up on it, finally ONE parking lot is available at the basement car park! Thanks god! Phew..btw we went to Menara Tan&Tan branch. 

Antipodeon Big Breakfast RM19
I love the scrambled egg and grilled mushroom! Especially grilled mushroom cz I am mushroom-lover! Is kind of pricey la..will try it once time try other food! :-)

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Breakfast of the Day?? *I forgot what is this called* RM19
I ordered Big Breakfast already so no choice he goes for another one! ^^ He said the baked beans is nice.

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Shopping time! Erm..I feel so hopeless in the first day when I get myself no clothes except a hoodie from Uniqlo! Down to the max all clothes that are selling in F21, Topshop, Pull & Bear, Zara and etc are monotone *all same colour*. They are still displaying winter clothes..all long sleeves and sweater so not much to choose from! :-(

Luckily H&M saves me! Lol..bought some dresses over there, at least something colourful displaying in the store la! *phew*

Hungry hungry so decided to have some light meal before dinner so we choose..Carl's Jr.! Is our first time trying and is really good..*thumbs up* although is kind of one set with bottomless soft drink cost you nearly RM20! But I am glad that they have Heinz ketchup and chilli sauce instead of Maggi one! :p Lol..I love Heinz Ketchup!! 

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Dinner! Alor Kai Ngau Yuk Fan! My second time here! Craving for it! The soup of the Ngau Yuk Yun is so nice! Yummy yummy!

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Next day, selca before heading out! Eyes bloated cz just wake up! Lol..

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He brought me somewhere nice to have our brunch! Yu What Mai Fan 鱼滑米粉! Nice wo..I love it! And the chili is so damn extremely spicy! You know it is spicy but you will still dip it because it mixed well with the fish paste! His mouth swollen after finish it! Haha..really too spicy but you just can't stop yourself from it! 

鱼滑米粉 RM7 @ Pertama Kompleks
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That day he dropped me to meet Jean Ray! Hehe..feels so good to meet her in KL! Thanks for coming so far to shop with me! Love you! Give you big kisses!!! Appreciate lots and thanks to your bro as well! He is just too nice! 

I bought a lot with her, carrying three big bags on the way from Times Square, Sg. Wang, Fahrenheit 88 and to Pavilion to buy Snowflake then walk back to Fahrenheit again to meet Darling! I salute to myself, they are so heavy!! Guys quote #accompany girls shopping is way tiring than exercising Lol! Is true ok! Haha..

I'm just going to KL and I can bought this much, imagine how much I will buy if I go Bangkok! Haha..I always wondering that! Too cheap until you can't resist it!

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Satay with his housemates before I go back! They strongly recommend this to me..haha! 

Chicken Satay RM0.70 each @ Danau Kota, Setapak
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By the way I have cut my fringe! Finally! Do I look good in bangs?! Haha..

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Happy holiday to all! Having semester break and also having holiday mood in blogging! Lol..
so procrastinating on updating it! ><

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Heaven Gate Wine.Dine.Leisure at Georgetown

Had a last minute gathering last week at Heaven Gate with secondary school friends. Just about to update cz just came back from KL. Did some quick shopping at Bukit Bintang as new year is approaching..:-) 

Heaven Gate is a dining and entertainment house lounge in Penang. Heaven Gate will provide a combination of excellent yet affordable food, with a classic and fun atmosphere. A heritage building designed based on an elegant Rome setting furnished with ancient style tables, chairs, and rainbow bar made from white rubber wood. The chef's speciality menus are definitely food of high quality sold at a reasonable price, and it sure to satisfy all customers. - Heaven Gate

Indeed, it is really a nice chilling and dining place Their service is attentive and the servers are friendly and courteous. We have made a right choice to dine in here. *joyful*

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The second floor is the lounge and ground floor would be the restaurant. The appearance of the entrance would make you think that they served expensive food indeed it is not. They will provide you a fine dining experience with affordable and reasonable pricing. 

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Heaven Gate is located at the same row with The Sire Musuem, somewhere near to Penang City Hall and Esplanade.

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King Street is just opposite Dewan Sri Penang.

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Opposite Menara Great Eastern. 
*photo taken from Heaven Gate second floor* 

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They served Set Lunch as well and Happy Hour for buy one free one beer from 3pm to 8pm. I have seen the menu and is really worth of price. You should go try it out! :-)

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The interior of the restaurant. Cosy right? We spent a great time here. Come in couple during Valentine's Day. They have special menu for Valentine's. Your loved one will certainly love this place. You may call upon further details. 

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The colourful bottles are the signature design. It makes the interior looked more chic elegance. 

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Long lost friends. Lol..since 4 of us are studying at different place. Glad that we managed to meet up for dinner before Jewel left Penang. Clockwise: Geogenia aka Boon Jun, Jewel, Lee Yin and I. 

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Lee Yin's order. We said the tiny tea cup is like drinking shots. Lol..
Passion Fruit Healthy Fruit Tea RM9.90
Anyway we love how it tasted and it smells fragrant and sweet. 

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Orange Juice RM6.90

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Poulet Roti Rouge Vin RM22.90
Red Wine Toast Chicken. Seasoning roast chicken with herbs honey and red wine done with potato and salad.  

The portion is huge with the roasted chicken and a few side dishes. We love the presentation of the food and you can see they even putting effort in decorating the cherry tomatoes. :-)

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Francaises Poulet Epice RM22.90
Spicy Grilled Chicken. Grilled chicken breast with herbs and spicy done with sweet potato and salad.

She loves her main course. The meat is not really rough.  

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Saveur de Haricot Saumon Poele RM28.90
Flavour Bean Pan Seared Salmon. Pan seared salmon done with wine and honey. 

I told you their food presentation is nice right? Too bad Lee Yin claimed that the salmon has fishbone. Perhaps if you wanted to try, you may request to them to serve you other parts of the salmon which has less fishbone. 

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Rouge de Poulet Chop Vin RM21.90
Red Wine Chicken Chop. Seasoning chicken chop with honey and red wine done with sweet potato and salad. 

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She is happy with her food. Same goes to us. 

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Camwhoring time. Lol..

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I love this and kinda miss my hair now..T.T

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The second floor lounge. Cosy interior and sofa. You can chill out with friends if you don't know where to head to after dinner instead of mamak, Bed or Twelve! Cz they open everyday until 12am, Friday and Saturday even until 1am. 

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Xbox provided as well! So held your private party here la like birthday bash with your friends. Besides that, they will have live band soon, it will be available after Chinese New Year so you say nice or!

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Me again! How can you not take picture with this pretty interior. *hmph!*

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Lee Yin the pretty lady! Now turn into lady already, we are no longer! *ok la young lady* XD

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So nice lo this place! You should come..haha!

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I seldom have candid shot which is nice although I know I looked fat here! That is the truth I know..that is why going for about my review to gym la! Enjoy eating is my motivation to exercise! Lol..a reverse principle from others! XD

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With Lee Yin. 

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Highlight of the night. Received a complimentary Marble Cheese Cake from the manager. The Cheese Cake is marvellous, they said this is one of their signature. The whole piece is purely cheese without any baked cookies. Sometimes it comes with the Set Dinner. You should try it out. Yummylicious!

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Had a great night with the girls. We should hang out again someday! Hehe..Love you all! 

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We would like to recommend their signature Roast Goose Breast. It is their exclusive house speciality. It is crispy, juicy and sweet goose breast gets quick roast with shallots, carrots and sweet potatoes, and served with a specially made wine sauce. The manager said some of the customers will call to order it in advance so that they won't missed it when they visit. If you wanted to try it out, better make a reservation prior visit so that you won't be disappointed! The Roast Goose Breast cost RM58. 

On the other hand, they serve Set Dinner as well. The Set Dinner cost RM78+ with Soup of The Day, any main course selection from the menu *you can even order from their speciality menu such as apple chutney lamb chop, beef liver sausage roll, roast deer thigh, spicy spider crab and so on*, a glass of wine and dessert of the day. To avoid disappointment, you may call for reservation and order the main course in advance cz the speciality menu may prior to availability due to the seasonal stock. 

I hope you know where to head to if you wanted to have a pleasant dining experience with your loved one, friends and family! ^^

***By the way they have bring in new menu to serve the customer a better dining experience, if you haven't heard about the new menu, head to this link for more details! 

Call for reservation
Heaven Gate Wine.Dine.Leisure
No. 1A, King Street,
Georgetown 10200 Penang.
Maps location *exactly opposite Great Eastern Life Assurance along King Street*
Contact: 012-488 5979 Mr. Teh
Business Hour: Sunday to Thursday 12pm to 12am Friday and Saturday 12pm to 1am
**Open Everyday
10% Service charge applied

Saturday, January 19, 2013

The Impossible Movie Review

Two days ago went to cinema alone to watch movie! Lol..suddenly wanted to watch movie and lazy to jio friends along so right after gym heading for movie! Yea..I watched the trailer of The Impossible and is really touched so decided to go for it!

I have prepared myself to cry like nobody business since I am watching it all alone! Lol..I enjoy watching movie when I can cry as much as I wished...I don't like to stop tears from dropping like when your friends is around and you have to "jaga muka" for not crying! Lol..

I tell you this is really seriously AWESOME! Must go watch peeps! I cry throughout the! Use tissues wipe till the whole tissue gone wet! Haha..

My god I love this movie! 
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The story is about a family went on a Christmas holiday to Phuket and coincidently the tsunami hit. Then the story continue with how they survived in such a devastating situation and how the family reunited at the end of the day. It feels awful when you see all of them are struggling in such situation. Really really sad..

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After watching it, I can feel how terrible is the tsunami! Is so so frightening! Finally I understand why people said tsunami could destroy everything. When the water hit, you are drowning under water like a spin-dryer and you don't know what are going on in the next second!

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Can you imagine how devastated when you are in this situation?

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The best part of this movie is that it is based on the true story that happened on a Spanish family of five. God bless them! ^^

Survivors..Maria Alvarez with husband Quique and sons Lucas, Simon and Thomas at the premier of The Impossible.
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I realized not much people know about this movie but seriously you should go experienced it by yourself. Not everyone can survived under such disaster and be prepared to cry throughout the movie. You must watch..highly recommended! 

Right now..sit back and enjoy the trailer! 

I could watch the second time and yet still crying! Even watching the trailer makes my tears rolling! Aww..

Please go watch since exam ends and you are so free! Include in your must-watch list ya! Lol..enjoy!