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Days were the those… May 19, 2008

Filed under: Friends,Myself — renzi @ 1:21 pm

I Reckong I used this title before but who cares eh? I’m just thinking, reminiscing about the time since I came back…since December 2005. Wow… how time flies. That’s all I can say…

Just after graduation it was a jam-packed December 05 from partying, to drinking sessions, to meetups with my loved ones both in Singapore and Aus… Man… Those were the days.

Then came Jan05 which was jammed with meeting up with people, birthday celebrations etc… Here I was with Byron. He was as usual teasing me about everything and anything. I miss my long hair… Those were the days

Meetup with my secondary school mates… Those were the days

I Remember my pact with my dear sista, meng. We decided to don on our AC uniforms and pretend to be students for just a day. hahahahha…those were the days

Did i mention partying and more drinking…all the way till…i dunno when?? 😛 tsk… those were the days…

Helping silly ren ren do something in Feb 05…tsk… hahhaa those were the days…

CNY Came and went…kinda pulled me through till I got my first job… hahaha Those were the days…

Oops…getting drunk on the eve of CNY 05 – tsk…

Oh oh…learning how to wakeboard!!! 😛 Tat was my first lesson in Feb05

2006 was just hard to describe – it was bitter yet it was sweet. I made tons of great friends and met up with my all time greaties too. I was at my lowest (much to point and brink of depression) but I had the time of my life too. It is really hard to describe 2006 with a word but I’m glad whatever happened happened cos, nothing happened was too stupid to be called a regret. PLUS JOE BARRYMORE CAME TO TOWN, that really made my year! And yeah seriously I’m really glad that my friends were there when I was in the pits. They probably knew whatever I did then was wrong but they still comforted me, and stood by me. The ever deserving friends who were willing to come to my place at 2am in the morning. And even though I was so far far away from God then, I was so glad that he provided so much like friends who kept me sane and away from wanting to do something foolish. Really I’ve to thank God and thank God for all of my friends . You guys are a gem and i really really really appreciate you and thank you for running alongside with me in 2006. Man…really, and truly…those were the days…

 

My KL Getaway May 3, 2008

Filed under: Food,Holiday,Places of Interest — renzi @ 2:00 pm

After going to Phuket (which I haven’t finished writing about), I needed another trip to recuperate from. That’s why I decided to go to KL with a couple of peeps. We planned it just about 1 mth back and we managed to agree on one weekend. It was a long time since I stepped into Malaysia. The last time was … in early 2006.

Anyway The ride was a painfully long- it was 6 hours of pure bum action. At least I got to watch two dumb movies along the way. All along I thought going to KL only took 2 hours, guess I mistook it for flying to Bangkok *grumble*

We finally arrived at Westin (after being tricked to get into the cab for 20 ringgit for a 10 min cab ride). Ms Lee helped us check in while I stood in awe of the hotel – it was soooo inviting and welcoming. The lighting was cosy and it made me wanna scream. Maybe I’m being overly dramatic here.

Taking random photos before heading up almost 35 storeys (or is it spelt as “stories”???)

Yeap we booked the Westin Executive rooms – the rooms were normal BUTTT we get to go to the lounge and sponge off (take drinks, they’ve cocktail hours, and foooodddd)

And did I mention that the view was spectacular? 🙂 My camera once again didn’t do justice to the view.

We took a breather at the lounge with juice etc before heading out.

We headed out after lazing around. First stop – Soo Kee Mee, this famous tze cha place that served, well, tze cha. I guess to put it simply, chinese dishes (I suppose). Ms Lee did the ordering while we waited in anticipation. As you can see, our dear Ms See here looked a little too eager for food.

Our first dish was wild vegetables fried in Sambal Blachan. It wasn’t too bad. After a while, my tongue felt numb so I let the rest of the girls finish up the vegetables.

We had horfun as well as the highlight of our first dinner – Prawn Sang Mee. It’s not just prawns, they are H-U-G-E prawns!!! The specialty of the place could most prob be this dish. Many around the world flock to KL for this. Anyway The 5 of us stuffed ourselves silly .

We managed to finish almost everything. But really, check out the size of the plate (for the Sang Mee) . Anyway if you can find your way around KL, you should give this place a try (and if all else fails, grab a cab to this place) it’s a little pricey but what the heck, u’ve BIGGGGGGGG prawns and it doesn’t really have much msg (trust me on tat):

SOO KEE MEE
No 14, Medan Imbi,
55100 Kuala Lumpur
Tel: 2148 1324

We wanted to dive straight into our next dinner but we decided to visit Ms Lee’s inlaws since we were so stuffed.

We had to walk through a few rows of dilapidation before reaching Ms Lee’s inlaws place. Imbi is slightly intimidating but well, it’s like Geylang I suppose – good food’s found where the area’s slightly more dodgy-looking. Even Ms Lee commented that it felt like a red-light district.

img src=”http://im1.shutterfly.com/procserv/47b8db23b3127ccea8af8ba530e600000016108AcuXDVu2btX” alt=”” /> Food, food and more food!!! 🙂 We had bak kut teh after visiting Ms Lee’s inlaws. The bak kut teh was really not too bad (not too much msg) because it was tasty and had quite a flavour to it. We were looking around for erm..jis (translate tat from chinese) because the owner from SOO KEE MEE warned us from going to this bak kut teh place. The latter claimed that it was a little messy with pimps eating and patronising that particular store. We weren’t too fussed about that.

Yumzzzz…Anyway if you could, why not give it a try?

YOK YAT BAK KUT TEH
No 53-6 Jalan Barat, off Jalan Imbi
55100 Kuala Lumpur
Tel: 03-2145 6416

We ended up walking back to the hotel. In Imbi itself I saw a couple of eating/hawker places but guess i can only go back next time if time and money allows me to.

Nope, we didn’t get lost. We just decided to take some random photos.

We ended up at this club below our hotel. It’s called Qba if I’m not mistaken.

Just a couple of shots before… Ms Low, Ms See and myself decided to call it a night while the rest of the babes partied the night away.

Cheng was nice enough to bring us around. I tell you these Malaysian drivers drive like a maniac!

We did a bit of shopping, not to mention eating at the Shopping Mall, Sungai Wang before heading to eat. Here u see a bunch of them buying kuay yummm

We managed to end up at Chinatown after 1.5 hours of driving because we got slightly lost. You see, Chengy is well, Malaysian but she’s from another state. So there you go!

We had a quick lunch before walking around in Petaling. Initially Cheng wanted to bring us to Jalan Pudu for lunch but we got lost for a while. Anyway at that stage I was getting a little irritable because of the weather so I was content just lazing and chatting with Cheng in the car while she figured her way around.

After lunch/tea, we headed back to the hotel for another round of food before heading out to Ms Lee’s friend’s place for dinner. It’s a nice quaint little place in KL itself. The decoration looked very typical of a Japanese house, clean and very “zen” hahahaha Too bad my photos don’t really do justice to the place. I must say that the food’s really good, well for the price we paid *embarrassed* Hopefully the photos will entice you to go there for yummy food!

First up – appetisers… I really had no idea what I was eating but it was good nonetheless 🙂 Only thing I know is that white blob on the wine glass – it’s sesame tofu(?) Argh I can’t remember now *mental note to self – get it from Ms Lee

If you go to a Japanese restaurant and not eat sashimi, what’s the point eh? 😉

After that, we had platters of sushi…

…and some broth…

.. and some fried delicacies followed by…

… really yummy, what tasted like wagyu beef..yummz…this was one of my facourite cos it really melted in your mouth (not in ur hands, hur hur)

Did I mention we had snow crab tooooooo?? 🙂

We washed down our dinner with yummy Sakura Ice cream.

We completed the night with our second desert – the chef. He came round our room and chatted with us a couple of occasions. Really nice dude. Apparantly he used to be one of the top Japanese chefs in Singapore when I was still a babe. No prizes for how old he is 🙂 If you really want to try really authentic, good Japanese food, why not give this a go :

Fukuya Authentic Japanese Cuisine
9, Jalan Delima , 55100 KL,
Malaysia

The next and last morning in KL, Pei Kei, her boyfriend and Cheng brought us out of KL to Selangor, south of KL via the Federal Highway. Their purpose – to let us eat the famous Klang Dry Bak Kut Teh. Klang seemed like a really sleepy town compared to the bustling city of KL but it served as a nice stark contrast to the constant towering skyscrapers which surrounded us the whole trip It was really yummy . We chatted some more, and had loads more tea before we headed back to KL for a leeeetle bit of s.h.o.p.p.i.n.g. We ended up at the The Pavilion Kuala Lumpur is the latest shopping mall to open in the Bukit Bintang area AND it was just opposite where we stayed 🙂

After shopping for a while, we ended up back at the hotel where I met up with Grace and we had a nice time catching up. I really haven’t seen her ages so it was good. Before I knew it we were bound to leave for the bus pickup location so I said my last goodbye to Grace before Cheng once again graciously drove us to the destination.

The KL trip was a short trip but really enjoyable one. I got to know some of my colleagues even more PLUS i met up with Cheng, whom I haven’t seen for ages! So overall it was a great, short-lived trip. I’m looking forward to my next trip and hopefully I wouldn’t have to wait long. Only thing is…I need donations to go to…Thailand, Australia and Hong kong. Any kind soul willing to contribute to the let-renzi-travel-around-asia fund? 🙂

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