27 October 2010

Magic Light

Sometimes in Photography you need to make some sacrifice to get a good picture. Most of the great pictures that you see is when a person has staked out the place multiple times and waited for the right opportunity to come. Recently on a trip to the east coast, I decided to sacrifice some sleep and wake up early to get the sunrise.

I did take pictures the sunrise but that is for another blog post. What interested me more was the abandon house right beside where we were staying. The light was hitting it just nice to enable me to capture some shots.




The sun was just coming over the horizon and it was hitting the facade of the house nicely. The picture has the nice punchy blue sky, the orange from the sun and because there was a fence blocking the sun there is also the green of the grass.



Also took a picture of the window. Lucky there is "no one" in there. Hehe


Usually for abandon houses, most people will turn the picture black and white. However since the colors were so bright and vibrant, I decided not.

25 October 2010

Working my Abs at night

On Saturday 4 of us (Miss Ee Von, Miss Stephanie Goh, Miss Amy Koh and me) decided to work out abs out at night. We all decided to attend the Kings and Queen of Comedy Asia at KLCC Plenary Hall.


Basically it is stand-up comedy consist of 5 comedians from Malaysia, Singapore, Vietnam and India. The show started up with our host which was Queen Kumar. I didn't know that he was a cross dressing drag queen. I have yet to decide if that it is all just an act or he/she is really like that in real life. What ever it is he/she is really funny. Queen Kumar's jokes were funny and takes a stab at all kinds of stuff from gay and lesbians to Singaporeans to stuff that is happening in Malaysia to even some light hearted racial jokes.

The show was a blast and who says Malaysian comedians weren't funny. Douglas Lim and Harith Iskandar took pot shots at Malaysian Politicians, the rakyat who overreact to every little thing and even some local actress and singers. They made their jokes very Malaysian and I totally enjoyed it. Douglas even did a rendition of Justin Bieber's Baby song which was about eating pork and Harith had a CSI joke about our Malaysian cops.

Vir Das was equally as good and he had jokes from across the board. From Singapore's ban on chewing gum to Malaysia's capital punishment for drug trafficking and quite a number of sexual related jokes. He did a really good impersonation of Marge Simpson and it was scary. What stands out about him is that he speaks and acts like great comedians such as Russel Peters and Jeff Dunham. I laughed my lugs out and gained a six pack from his act. Lucky right after his act it was intermission because I laughed so much that my throat was dry.

Last but not least was Hung Le. He was ok ok to me. He was funny but not fantastic. His stories were a little unbelievable and he made jokes about the Vietnamese currency and Japanese toilets which I think it is getting steadily stale.

It was a great night out and we started at 830pm and by the time it was done it was close to 12pm. We need more acts like this and it was RM88 bucks well worth spent.


20 October 2010

BUUZZZZ Dagu Birthday Celebration

Disclaimer: Long Long Long Long post up ahead. Beware

We decided to celebrate Buuzzz Dagu birthday American style. WenWay told us about this place in Aman Suria called Betty's Kitchen.





It claims to serve authentic American food and most important of all it serves pork. It is quite evident from their decor they also love pork.





The restaurant is not fantastic big but it does kinda have a sort of an American diner feel to it.






Note how there are alot of pictures of pigs on the wall as well. They really love their pork alright. Now enough about the environment, now we go to the business end of what defines the restaurant and the real reason why we were there. Yes it wasn't for Buzz Dagu's birthday celebration but it is for the pork-a-licious goodness.


We order a couple of appetizers to be shared among all of us there.


Pigs in the Blanket
Dog Food

Sausage and Onion Soup
The pigs in the blanket was deliciously unhealthy. It is basically pork cocktail sausages wrapped with real bacon and pan fried. The bacon was very flavourful and the cocktail sausage was nice and soft but still has a firm-ish feel to it. The sausage and Onion soup was also very good and I think they use the same sausage as the one in the pigs in the blanket but sliced thinly. The coriander in the soup gave it an asian feel to the soup. It was so good Sharon couldn't get enough of it.



She was a little pissed off I took a picture of her gluttony. Now comes the Dog Food, I kid you not that is the real name of the dish. Basically it is french fries covered with country sauce and a good helping of cheese and finally baked. It is the only non-pork appetizer and it was one of the best. Simple and good. Maybe that is why it is called Dog Food.

Now comes the main meals....

Sloppy Joes
Boston Butt
Fork and Knife digging into the butt
Baby Back Ribs

Meatloaf
Burger

To make a long story short everything tasted extremely good except maybe the Sloppy Joes and the Burger. The Burger didn't have much taste to it and as for the Sloppy Joes, well it kinda taste like baked beans with meat and that is all. The ribs was the best followed closely by the Boston Butt and finally the Meatloaf. Check out De Way's reaction to the Meatloaf.



After all the food there is nothing left to do but to eat, be merry and cam whore.






Sharon needs a special mention because she came late for lunch (last one to come), lack of sleep and hungover. This is the women who everytime we call her to go out Yam Cha she said she is tired and she went clubbing till 4am.











Apparently we were too merry and Sharon was too loud that the lady had to come and ask us to keep it down because we were disturbing the other customers. Oh yea we were loud and while I was peeing in the toilet which is behind 2 closed doors I still could hear Sharon's laughter. Since we got the shut up notice and we were finish with lunch, we decided to go to another place to make more noise. 


Sharon went to pay for the bill and the waitress asked her why is the lady (Sharon) paying the bill and not the guys paying for the bill. Well we can all forgive her since she doesn't know that Sharon ain't a lady. The waitress found out it was Buuzzz dagu's birthday and I think the waitress felt bad for giving us the shut up notice she gave us a free apple crumple.


I think after that the waitress regretted giving the free cake to Sharon because before we started singing the birthday song. Sharon stood up and asked everyone in the restaurant to sing a happy birthday song for Buuzzz Dagu. Guess we are blacklisted from Betty's Kitchen forever now. Thanks Ah Chan!!!


video

Next we moved our butts a couple of shops down to Cafelicious for more cakap kosong, cheap Tiger and most important of all cam whoring. It was nice and sunny day and I could not resist taking a couple of pictures on the way to Cafelicious.



We got to Cafelicious and all of us became kaki botol. All drinking Tiger and getting tipsy in the afternoon and I got some proof too.




We also had the second Birthday Cake and also second Birthday song for Buuzzz Dagu. This time we were the only ones at Cafelicious so Sharon didn't do her thing again.


Buuzzz Dagu was so impressed with our singing that she went all emotional on us.


We did some cam whore session.






And finally to finish of the day with some group pictures.




Had a great afternoon and at least this time we were just loud and didn't do anything that embarrassing.