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wow food

aka WoW and Food.

WoW: reactivated my account on Saturday. was too lazy to go pick up my code from Az, and had him give me my Burning Crusade (BC) key instead, but as it turned out I need the BC CDs to access the BC content. so it was more Oblivion for that day.

picked up the CDs on Sunday after an outing with Fish and Zoe. started installing it immediately when i got home, and had it going while i mopped the apartment floor. rolled a fresh new blood elf priest this time, with the standard red hair, on Tichondrius, where Fuzzy, Raptor, & Loafer plays. but of course, i prolly won’t see them so soon, since they’re level 60+ and all. πŸ˜›

and the blood elf is female this time. forget the social quirks, i just wanna play the game. and there are a lot of guys out there who can’t resist helping sexy female characters. πŸ˜›

Food: on Sunday, Zoe, Fish & I went out for makan2 and some other things. Fish and I were planning to get info on offered Advanced Open Water courses at 1U. Zoe joined the fray when she needed to look at some things there as well. so we were in Bangsar for breakfast, where I had 2 half boiled eggs. Then Keng San/c3l joins us for our trip to 1U.

at 1U, there were 2 dive centers, both with their… ups and downs. we’re still not sure what the plan is, because one of the shops haven’t finalised their schedules yet. we’ll probably get back to them in a week or two.

we then proceeded to Chilis for a light lunch. shared a Triple Play, Bottomless Tostada Chips w/ Beef Queso, and had a cup of Chili on the side. had probably 5 rounds of Bottomless Mango Juice.

lepas tu, singgah stationery shop, then balik. but not before stopping by Az’s place. πŸ˜€

my date with oysters.

finally, after craving for sashimi and oysters for so long, i got to have ’em today. yup yup yup. at jogoya, starhill kl.

the place wasn’t that crowded, like it was when it first opened, but my friend and friends wanted to take precautions by making reservations. (i say screw the reservations and just go there. though, perhaps for bigger parties, it would be better.)

free yee sang for a table of 8 people or more. we had to remind them, but after it came, we didn’t feel like doing the deed – no one knew the ritual or the words to go with it. anyway, it was a quiet affair (re: yee sang) and after that, no one wanted to eat it. everyone wanted to save space in their tummies for other stuff. but the sashimi in it didn’t go to waste. =)

now that i’ve been there twice, i’ve had my fill of the place, i’m done with jogoya. but for those who haven’t been there and would like to make full use of the 2-3 hours of buffet time, should do so. cheapest price of RM68++ is at 2-430pm or 930-1130pm. i think.

boyz ii men

just got back from the boyz 2 men concert at genting. it was great. although i should’ve prepared myself by listening to some of their songs before going, cuz i couldn’t follow the lyrics to most of their songs. shawn stockman cried while performing “color of love”. but we probably won’t find out why.
and….. hannah tan was there. mmmm… she was wearing this white dress that was just… *gasp*. we bumped into her on the way to the arena of stars, and it was nice having her in your sight all along the way. i only realised later that harith iskandar was with her. πŸ˜›

and… i can say it was also a day of food. marmalade lunch with yvonne, where i had the spaghetti funghi, altho i’d say i prefer the smoked salmon i had before, and a fruit shake. then roti telur from the mamak near merv’s shop, then 2 scoops of baskin robbins’ strawberry cheesecake on a waffle cone. finished with a sirap limau aisΒ  at mahbub.

boon tat

note to self: directions to boon tat seafood restaurant: head towards port klang from klang, turn left at the port klang futsal center into pandamaran (may have to slip into the side road before the turn). after the light, instead of curving left along the road, take an illegal right into the housing area. break through, and there it is at the end.

must bring hokkien (well, at least canto)-speaking friend. πŸ˜›

*drool* crabs. fish. oysters. it was great. awesome. but the 6 of us – me, my mom, uncle jimmy, simon, patrizia & valeria – still couldn’t finish all those dishes.

spicy chili crabs, then tomato/sweet-hot crabs, then salt-fried prawns, then oyster omellette, then fishcake wrapped back in its own skin, then pomfret in mee hoon and soup. woooo bliss!

pictures later. πŸ˜€

squisito!

valeria and patrizia treated us to a wonderful italian dinner tonight. we were at patrizia’s place at the corinthian, whose penthouse had a great view of KLCC.

appetizers were bruschettas (sche actually pronounced with a hard ke instead of a shh), with tuna spread, butter, the tomato salsa thingie, and salmon slices. then we had soup with chickpeas imported from italy. πŸ˜›

main course was pasta ala homemade pesto, which you can taste the basil because it’s freshly made. and with it came the best lasagna i’ve ever had in my entire life. the texture, the restraint in the taste, was just perfect. gratzi, valeria. squisito!

then we had this eggplant thingie.. and then this calf thingie.. man, my short term memory’s shot. : i remember dessert tho… pears with gorgonzola and walnuts. and valeria’s own homemade tiramisu. it’s rare to find tiramisu made by actual italians. πŸ™‚

at the table were me, my mom, my aunt cyn, uncle jimmy,his son simon, valeria and patrizia. simon was the heart of the party, with his seemingly endless knowledge of food from around the world. you know as they say, food is a universal language. we talked about raw urchins, chou tofu, canoli, tempoyak, etc. yeah, the full spectrum.

and this to be continued next week with pandamaran seafood. XD

downtime

ah, something tripped the power at the apartment while i was out, and i forgot to tell the folks to turn the server back on after they reset the circuit braker.

this happened when i went out with fish for dinner. we were planning a budget dinner, not more than rm20 per person, but ended up going to sushi king at section 14. we took our time and had a great meal, getting 2 temaki’s free from a promotion (buy 1 get 1 free). the unagi temaki is classic, whereas the sake kawa temaki was crunchy and dry. almost like a soft shell crab, but not quite.

the bill came to a surprising rm35. i didn’t realise it at first, but after recounting items in the car, it turns out they forgot to include the temaki’s. well, lucky us. πŸ™‚

after that was continuation of mahjong, which we started halfheartedly due to a korean movie being played on the dvd player (please teach me english). then, supposedly, holy hour started and i started winning. πŸ˜›

anyways, for james: 2x 7950GX2 vs 1x 8800GTX. seems that SLI isn’t an upgrade path.. *ponders*. anyways just google it and you’ll find lotsa discussions abt it.