Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Explosion rips through Empire Gallery - The Star Online

SUBANG JAYA: Four people were injured while more than 300 people rescued and evacuated when an explosion occurred at the lower ground floor of the Empire Gallery shopping mall in Subang which houses the food court here early Wednesday.

 Firemen assessing the damage from the explosion.

Firemen from the Subang Jaya Fire and Rescue Department also rescued four other people who were trapped at the lower ground floor of the complex.

The injured, including a Nepali security guard and a local, who sustained cuts caused by falling shattered glass, were sent to the hospital for treatment.

In the 3.45am gas-piping explosion, the blast damaged two other floors in the complex. It also caused damages to the adjoining office block and studio apartment.

 The scene at the Empire Shopping complex Wednesday morning.

Subang Jaya Fire and Rescue Department station chief Mohd Khairi Daud said firemen from Subang Jaya were assisted by their colleagues from PJ and surrounding areas in evacuating the hotel guests, numbering more than 300 people.

Firemen are now checking the structure of the building to ensure its safety.

To read the full story, please click here: The Star Online

Monday, September 26, 2011

20 of the World's Most Iconic Skyscrapers

"The higher the buildings, the lower the morals," said Noël Coward. 

We don't entirely agree. 

In fact, we feel far too much is made of a skyscraper's height, when there's so much more to reflect on. 

With the help of A. Eugene Kohn, founder and chairman of Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates (KPF), one of the world's largest architectural firms, and Michael Greene, KPF Principal, here are 20 skyscrapers that have come to define the mood and character of their cities, and, in some cases, the world. 

Read more: CNN news

Monday, September 12, 2011

Happy Birthday to Karen!

Well, this post is all about her birthday celebration, purely birthday celebration with thousands of best wishes we would like to express to her - Karen Goh who turned into her 2X *oops, secret!*

911 (September 11) is a 'everyone-knows' date, especially for those who live in USA. It is definitely a very depressing date for some people on the earth. So what? I don't even care about what 911 incident. For me and my friends, 911 is her birthday! Happy Birthday to you, Karen!

We went to SUMMER steamboat buffet for dinner but the food was very disappointing, no taste, not fresh and not much choices. My friend Kit Mun said the best food would be the ice-cream. *laugh*

After having dinner, we headed to Sook Man's house to 'blow' candle. A lot of fun we had tonight, especially Boris the joker of the day who did a good job in making us all laugh like nobody. I know Karen well, she is happy when being together with us, no matter how bad the dinner was or how simple the celebration was, she enjoyed the moment when we all are together. 

 Birthday girl with her walnut cake *refreshing and light*

 Birthday cake from RT Pastry

Wen Sun said: Happy birthday, may this day always be a special one to remember.

Kit Mun said: Happy Birthday and many happy returns of the day!

They said: Hope your birthday blossoms into lots of dreams come true!

 I said: A simple celebration, a gathering of friends; here is wishing you great happiness, a joy that never ends.

 Front row: Me, Karen and Wen Sun
Second row: Sook Man, Peg Gee and Kit Mun

Alex in red shirt and Boris in green shirt

 Make a wish~ make a wish~

 Look at her smiley face, I hope she enjoyed the night with us =p

From the senders - A wishing birthday card filled with 100% sincerity

Once again, happy birthday and all the best to you, Karen! 
*well, it's time for me to sleep because tomorrow is a working day, Monday blues...*

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Porto Romano @ Taman Tun Dr. Ismail

Hanging out with friends on the weekends is one of the pleasant things that I love to do. Yesterday, my friends and I went to an Italian Mediterranean restaurant to have dinner. The restaurant called 'Porto Romano' but I was not sure of its pronunciation. Sounds classy, right?

The one i went was located at TTDI but they have other branches at Ampang and Mont Kiara as well. The atmosphere of the place is really nice, romantic and cosy - a sort of 'high class living room' theme.

 Look! The ambience is great because it gives you cosy feeling!

You can order any beer, wine or cocktails as you like

 Insalata Porto Romano Salad @ RM20 *appetizing*

 Smoked Salmon Spaghetti @ RM29 *salmon tastes awesome!*

A typical western cuisine (served with cream sauce)

 Beef lasagna

 Dumplings (with Salmon) *unique*

 My yummy smoked salmon spaghetti!

 Fell with her seashell appetizer!

 My very old best friends

From the left 'n': May, Fellxion, Kenny, Me and Jared

Restoran Porto Romano
28, Persiaran Zaaba,
Taman Tun Dr. Ismail,
60000 KL.
Tel: 7710 0059

Friday, September 2, 2011

Levain Boulangerie & Patisserie @ Kuala Lumpur

Levain Boulangerie & Patisserie @ Jalan Delima, Off Jalan Imbi, Kuala Lumpur - Another nice tea house if you have nothing to do or no where to go on weekend. As shown above, you will find it a warm and lovely French-style bakery and cafe where you can savour the fresh breads while enjoying a cup of coffee.  

I heard about this bakery before and finally, one of my friends brought me here for breakfast. It's normal to wait for your turn in a long queue especially in the morning because people love fresh and delicious breads.

Breads and pastries are baked all day using natural yeast, in a traditional stone oven. After paying bill at the counter, guests may request the staff to heat up their breads.

Croissant, Mini Chocolate Croissant & Chocolate Crunch

Custard Cream Donuts, Red Bean Donuts & Twist Donuts

Octopus & Buns

 Cheese Croissant & Mini Chocolate Croissant

Natural Yeast Baguette @ RM5.40

Garden Salad with Sesame Vinaigrette @ RM5.90


 Cakes and Macaroon

Besides that, you still can order food such as toasted chicken sandwich, chicken spaghetti, french toast with fresh fruits, creamy mushroom soup and etc.

No. 7, Jalan Delima,
Off Jalan Imbi,
55100 Kuala Lumpur
Tel: 03-2142 6611
Business Hours: Opens daily from 8:00am - 8:00pm

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Xian Ding Wei Taiwanese Tea Room @ Sunway Pyramid

Today, I had dinner with my old friends at Xian Ding Wei Taiwanese Tea Room (鲜定味). My these 'old friends' or so called 'former army' have not met each other for years. We joined the Malaysian National Service Training Program in 2004 and after 6 years, we had the chance to meet each other. 

Well, it's really hard to get everyone to meet up because some of them stay very far away, some of them has gone overseas, some are busy with their works and etc. Anyway, it's happy to see each other again although there were only five of us. I felt happy and excited when we talked about those days in National Service Camp, some incidents I could not even recall until they mentioned. *laugh*

 Only 5 of us attending the gathering. 
Pei Shi FFK in last minute, she promised to meet up but she never show up. *disappointed*

 From the left: Peggie, Me and Mun

From the left: Boon Fui and Kent (Peggie's boyfriend)

Okay, let's talk about the food now. The name of this restaurant 'Xian Ding Wei' is quite catchy when you read it in Chinese - it sounds like you need to reserve the place before dining there. The food is quite okay but I would prefer the food in Kim Gary Restaurant.

 M. Pork Sauce Noodles @ RM9.90

 Seafood Noodles Soup @ RM14.90

 Sauteed Spicy Dice Chicken Meat Set @ RM18.90

 Seafood Fried Bee Hoon @ RM14.90 *too salty*