Thursday, February 22, 2018

SPOT THE ERROR - SAUDI 1


A friend went to Madinah/Mekah and sent me this.

I guess grammar policeman is everywhere.

Thanks Mr. Ridwan Wahid for the feed.

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

MOVIE REVIEW - "BLACK PANTHER"


I am not excited to watch any superhero movie but when someone asked to watch together, I would always agreed. I was quite pessimist of another Marvel superhero movie as I was expecting a lot of violence and mass destruction to the planet. Surprisingly I enjoyed the movie "Black Panther" as the heroes originated from a fictitious country in Africa named Wakanda. For once, the movie had a very African theme - especially for the costumes and the songs.


I am quite sure "Black Panther" is going to appear in the Avengers series soon.

Thanks Mr. Solihin for the suggestion. The show was very interesting indeed. So what is the next movie in line?

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

MY HOMETOWN GASTRONOMIC ADVENTURE - COFFEE BEAN & TEA LEAF AT KSL


18th FEBRUARY 2018 ~ After the Korean lunch, we proceeded to Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf located at KSL City Mall, just opposite Holiday Villa. The reasons: we wanted coffee and at the same time, a birthday cake to celebrate Ms. Nashuha's birthday. (When celebrating a birthday, a birthday cake is compulsory).


The irony of it all, the birthday girl did not like cake (WHAT?) so we had to eat the cake for her. A point to note, the Blackforest Cake here was very delicious - better than the ones I used to eat at other places I used to go for coffee.



an instant birthday present

That should wrap up my activities on the third day of the Chinese Lunar New Year school break.

Cheat day big time!

READ PART ONE HERE.

Monday, February 19, 2018

MY HOMETOWN GASTRONOMIC ADVENTURE - KFRY URBAN KOREAN RESTAURANT AT HOLIDAY VILLA


18th FEBRUARY 2018 ~ The 3rd day of the Chinese New Year was spent for a gastronomic adventure with two SMKTUN's ex-students of SPM batch 2006, Ms. Khaulah Abd. Rahim and Miss Noorulnashuha Atan, at Kfry Urban Korean Restaurant. This eating place is located at Holiday Villa Hotel. It opened at 12.00 p.m. (until 12 midnight) and when I arrived, there was already a large crowd waiting to enter the dining area. You are advised to book a place before coming or else you will have to wait.




I just ate whatever the girls ordered. My first time going Korean locally. I ate (real) Korean food when I was in Jeju Island a few years back.

everything Korean

the chicken pieces were wrapped in front of us 

fat crispy fries

chicken in thick melted cheese

making the rice balls

before...

... and after



Bingsu? it looked more like a fruit bowl
with one type of fruit only



MY VERDICT:
Everything was so Korean. Definitely a place I would not go on my own. And not a good place to hang out on weekends as there were people waiting for their turn outside the dining area. A must-go for adventurous people who want to try Korean food.

to be continued....




Sunday, February 18, 2018

WHAT BETTER WAY TO SPEND THE CNY BREAK?



17th FEBRUARY 2018 ~ Lucky enough, someone asked me to meet up on the second day of CNY break, or else I would just spend my afternoon sleeping at home. Mr. Solihin Ramli, an ex-student of Asrama Semai Bakti Felda (SPM batch 2015) who is now studying in UTM is the only one who is still keeping in touch with me, whereas the rest have just disappeared.








So we met at AEON Bukit Indah, which should be convenient for us both. We had an early dinner at VIVO and there still many people at the mall. (I was at the same place the day before) Then, we waited for the movie session at 9.00 p.m.


I met an ex-student of SMKTUN (batch 2012), Miss Assafinas Abd. Manap, who was on (a replacement) duty at one of the shops there. Just had too much time before the movie started so we posed for the camera.

Guess it was another day beneficially spent for the CNY break. I must thank Mr. Solihin for initiating the meeting and hopefully we will do this again some other time.


Friday, February 16, 2018

NEW YEAR IS THE TIME TO GET REUNITED


The first reunion meeting was with Mr. Ng Cheng Khai, ex-SMKTUN of SPM batch 2013. This should be some sort of our annual gathering in conjunction with the Chinese New Year celebration. We met at KFC Taman Universiti for less than an hour but that should be good enough to catch up lost time.








Next, I made a house visit to see another ex-student of SMKTUN, Miss Ng Lee Lan of SPM batch 2003. The last time I saw her was many years ago when she gave me a dinner treat, with another teacher friend. She is staying in Taman Universiti with both her parents, and too bad her other sisters who are also my ex-students were not at home.




The last gathering was more of early dinner kind of thing with Mr. Haiqal Johari (SMKTUN SPM batch 2016) who were back for the long weekends break. We settled for pizza at AEON Bukit Indah. There were actually a lot of people at the mall. Shouldn't this people be staying at home with their family members on the first day of new year?




So that was how I spent the first day of the Chinese New Year. It was much better (and more meaningful) than sleeping at home in the afternoon. :)





TO THE GARDEN - GETTING THE FOOD FOR THE SOUL


13th FEBRUARY 2018 ~ We were gathered here yet again at Seoul Garden, Plaza Angsana, for the regular eat-your-heart-out session. Nothing new but the food was good and the company of friends made it better. Now we have another regular gossiper joining in the group - the more the merrier.








I wonder when are we going to try ANOTHER place for the meeting.