Thursday, December 11, 2014

Korean food.


The food court beside Borders at the Gardens has closed down. So sad because there used to be an authentic Korean lady selling authentic korean food at that food court. I wonder whether she has gone somewhere else to open shop or has gone back to Korea. Either way, I wish her the very next of luck. She was a lovely lady. I once saw her son and her eating a meal together with her workers. They were tucking into a myriad of korean stuff which the stall sold.

The next best deal appears to be now on the lower ground floor, just around from the more prominent Delectables stall. I usually have their bibimbap in a stone pot but last week I had this instead. Much nicer. I recommend this strongly. The negative side about eating at this stall is the limited space. You will have to share a table if you dine alone. The tables are small and the turn-over fast, No sitting down to chat after your meal. You will feel pressured to move on and off the chair so someone else can sit down. There service is good. Fast and efficient. And the food. ( here we come to the main reason why I like eating here) The food is delicious. The Kimchi soup with tofu and chicken is super duper nice.

So the next time you're at the Gardens or indeed Midvalley, try and sample this meal and let me know what you think.

Ko Hyang Korean Food.
LG-K05, The Gardens, Mid Valley City, 59200 Kuala Lumpur. Located in front of Justlife organic supplies, and Cold Storage on the lower ground floor of the Gardens, by the escalator.

Midweek


Tutu...Razz and Azz



Just three more working days before I start my christmas break. And its true the older your get, the faster time passes. We're into the end of end of 2014. ( Just gotten use to writing the year as 14...and its time to move onto 15. Yikes!)

The picture above is for a bit of fun. The regulars ( yes it sounds nice when I say this) to this blog may recognize Tutu...my pet stuff dog. The new addition is Razz and Azz...hand sewn and bought from Bangladesh. And a gift from a friend.

This is the trio as I positioned them before leaving for work this morning. For a big of laugh.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Chillie and GArlic

 The best Bak Kut Teh (to date that I've tasted ) is found at Taman Batu. And last weekend we managed to eat there after two weekends. Saturday morning BKT has become a ritual. It rained early Saturday morning and we woke up to a rather wet and dreary Saturday. Which is just how I like the weekend to start. There's something amazingly cosy about eating piping hot BKT with the pitter patter of rain around you.

Monday, December 08, 2014

Archbishop Julian Leow

After morning mass at Sj Joseph's Catholic Church, Sentul.
We were blessed to attend mass said by Archbishop Julian at the St Joseph's Catholic Church, Sentul. This is the 3rd time he has said mass in this church and the first time after being ordained a Archbishop.

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Sunday, December 07, 2014

2nd week of Advent


During mass  today, we were reminded that we're into the 2nd week of Advent. As we prepare for the coming of Christ, we're lured into the commercial side of things. Carols pipped into all shopping centers. Big trees with huge presents reminding you perhaps you too should be out there spending money for your loved ones. Also there are mini sales in Metro Jaya, Isetan etc.

We're reminded too that Advent mean the spiritual preparation for Christmas. We have penitential services around the Klang Valley and tomorrow I hope to attend mass followed by confession.

The Big Bad Wolf Sale 2014


Facebook is brilliant. At giving me information. I do not need to read the papers. Thanks to friends who love posting different things, if I scroll through a days'  entry, I'll get the feel of what's been happening. And yes I know the information would be skewed.

The Big Bad Wolf is here. It started On Friday 5th Dec. We went yesterday night after dinner. So did most other people because there was a slow crawl at the exit to Balakong. Waze showed us some dodgy way through back lanes some of them barely wide enough to fit one car but we persevered and were rewarded eventually. The dodgy lanes led us to the MIECC by-passing the traffic buildup. We also parked outside along the road and paid RM10 for the privilege. This saved us at least 30 minutes. Otherwise we would have had to make a u-turn and join the line of cars inching towards the MIECC car park. The weather was kind. Cool and not as humid as it normally is. And more importantly no rain.


I bought slightly over two hundred ringgit worth of books. (Yay!) and Would like to thank LWT for carrying them for me. Also for driving there and back. I've learnt my lesson but getting a smallish box. A big box is nice in theory. Try lugging it about once it's 50% filled with books and you would then realize the big box is difficult to carry. ( That happened to me during the first Big Bad Wolf sale)

We left around midnight. And oh boy, you wouldn't believe the buzz that was still happening inside and outside the building. You would have thought it was just 8pm rather than past midnight.We should be proud that we're a reading society. Here we were, avid-readers hunting down good sales and good books.

Wednesday, December 03, 2014

The art of henna

This post is about henna drawing. We had this at the Lung cancer conference at Shangrila Hotel, Kuala Lumpur, early this month. For the gala night, the organisers had a henna-drawing booth and as you can see, the ladies did not hesitate at all to get their hands drawn. The first hand is mine. I was bashful, and decided to have it done in this way so that on a normal working day nobody can see this at work. ( I almost always wear long sleeves)


 And this is the one fingered henna pattern. It looks 3D because we were waiting to have it properly dried. The longer you wait, the darker the stain. And the longer it will last. Mine got smeared even before the first speech when I carried the camera and the strap smeared the drawing making it look err..messy.
 This was a more daring pattern. Rather sexy.
Here we are....washing hands in the nearby toilet. Nice cold water....rub some of those henna bits away. And you're good to go.

Longchamp in Bali

In Kuta
 No trip would be complete without looking around for Longchamp bargains abroad. On our third night in Bali, we managed ( at last) to go to Kuta, and we got to walk the streets which appeares very much like Hongkong. Tiny shop fronts with interesting composition of things showcased.

I came across this Lonchamp bag at the window front. Two Longchamp bags displayed like so. As I walked towards our transport to take us back to the hotel, I kept wondering....was it the real thing.
At the airport
The only other place I saw Longchamps being sold was at the airport.  Ngurah Rai Denpasar airport is very new. And it reminded me a little of the Budapest airport. Just look at the delicious colours shown in the shelf above. *swoon* Price wise...it was only 40 ringgit cheaper than at KLIA airport.
The entrance to the shop at the airport

Tuesday, December 02, 2014

Acca Kappa

My hair brush

This is my second Acca Kappa hair brush. Its in natural beechwood. The first was a gift from a very good friend. It has been died. Because I abused it slightly in the last 12 months. Then I got worried because finding a replacement brush wasn't smooth sailing. The original acca kappa shop at Midvalley closed down. That was depressing. Until I spoke to a friend, and she told me ( yay ) that Isetan at Pavillion sells Acca Kappa.  Incidentally. AK boasts over 140 years experience in hair brushes. Its meant to be functional and stand the test of time. ( I need to really look after my new hair brush then)

There's something about being denied a brush. It makes owning one extra special. My hair is neater now. At least on the days I remember to brush it. Most mornings are a mad rush to get to work on time. And eat breakfast at home first.


Burgersaalkirche

I found this post in my draft box. Oh dear oh dear! I've mean meaning to be organize. And blog chronologically. IT's too late. And so here it is, a post on a church in Munich. ( Taken in Sept 2014 during the ERS trip). This was early on in the trip where we got to enjoy summer temperature. Can you see the sun shining on the building? The temperature was roughly around 21 degrees with a nice cool breeze. There wasn't a signboard to say this was a church. Okay maybe there was a sign. In German. Which I must have missed completely.
Here is the side door. I initially thought this was a place show-casing dramas and live performances. Tut! Tut!. What a philistine i sound.
Someone entered and left the door open. So I did was any other curious person would have done. I entered.
And this was what a saw. Rather low ceilings. And people kneeling down praying. It wasn't very spectacular so I left directly after taking this picture. What I later found out was....that this was a chapel. Where there is little doubt what you should be doing when you enter this place.

And above this is the rather more spectacular view. ( Hrummph) I should research before doing the walkabout in a new city. Lessons learnt. These are the lovely pictures you would see when you start googling.

It's only on returning to Kuala Lumpur and browsing the net that I found out more about this church. Firstly it's a historical building. The direct translation is " Citizen's Hall Church". And it was designed by Giovanni Antonio Viscardi in 1709 . So this unique two story church in Munich's city centre It was founded in 1610 by the Jesuit order and the citizens of Munich. There is also a congregation museum which is open daily.And  the entry is free.


Neuhauser Straße 14, 80331 München, Germany

Sunday, November 30, 2014

This week's report

Auditorium at IPR
 Institut Perubatan Respiratori ( infamously shortened to IPR) celebrated COPD day on Wednesday. I was there to give a talk. And I am glad to report the traffic during school holidays is very good. Smooth and light. I made it there in 20 minutes and was on time. The journey back despite the rain was also smooth. KL is lovely minus the traffic
Medical Dept PPUKM
On the same day, the registrars and Mos who have passed their exams celebrated their success with food.Its a sad time to see them leave for greener pastures. A natural progression for them. And we also feel sorry for those who failed and those who have to leave back to KKM because they have been called back. Good luck to all!
Italiannies
A smaller group and I had a separate celebratory meal at the Gardens Midvalley. Itallianies has since sized their place smaller. Less seating but still the same dark romantic lighting. I would recommend the classic pizza and the Carbonara. Yum yum yUUUM!

Everything for a mere 5 ringgit

Book titles to wade through
 Popular has really done it. This is the BEST booksale I have ever been to. Evah! All books are priced at 5 ringgit. Yes even the hard cover books. And I managed to get 27 paperbacks the first haul. No regrets! I had a creaky neck after the visit. From having to turn my head too read the titles. You see, I was quite thorough and left little to chance. I've read 3 of my books so far.
The crowd of books.
And I just saw a post which someone shared on facebook. The big bad wolf sale will start December 6.  It'll be bigger selection for sure. Exciting. Yes I'll be heading there too!

Popular RM5 book sale.
Viva Home Mall
Near Cheras