UTOPIA: August 2017

Friday, August 18, 2017

Majestic Hotel, Kuala Lumpur

Earlier March, the team has 2 new members and after a few months of probation they were upgraded as confirmed staff. To celebrate their 'new status' and as a team get-together-lunch, we decided to splurge our team fund for a buffet lunch at Contango restaurant in Majestic KL.
Before I bombard u with those foodie pics, perhaps a 'tour' around the hotel first...
 nice bouquet specially dedicated to u 'blog visitors'  ;-)
ok, those are real flowers, at the hotel lobby, I wonder how much they 'invest' and getting this maintained daily.
Below - their signature signboard. Majestic Hotel is an old hotel, established in KL during colonial days, hence the design and interior are mostly classic-looking. Such an ol' charm!
 the ceiling decors...
 they have mini sky garden located nearby the pool side
 so we decided to go have a look-see
 on the way to the sky garden, u'll see these newly developed buildings around KL Sentral.
 unfortunately there is nothing much to see in the sky garden...
Nevertheless, there is an indoor orchid garden located at the floor below...
Some sort of wedding (in the evening) as the hotel staffs were busy arranging the seats and getting the venue ready.
 here's another one dedicated to you....
another classical signboard, didn't know that we have a famous barbershop hails all the way from UK
somewhere in the hotel, u will also find a very popular afternoon tea place...
not much people yet as it was still early for afternoon tea
below - another grand wedding event in preparation....according to the hotel staffs, the host has invited around 1400 guests to witness their joyous ceremony...
too bad, I wasn't in the list, hence I jst stood there at the entrance & enjoy the flowers...
yea, real roses.
stay tuned for the foodies post....

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Dave's Deli Lunch with colleague

Yay, we've finally got our salary increment...
me & my faithful partner in crime decided to splurge a lil' for our lunch....
Alrite, we did not splurge, just went out for our fav Dave's Deli place....
And here's my order...the usual Hainanese Chicken Chop, but now it has changed its name to 'Signature Chicken Chop'....
and the price has increased too...It used to be RM13.70 after 30% discount, but now it is RM14.55.
85cents increase!
But anyway, I still think it is value for money coz now they served the broccoli & carrots sides to replace the previous salads. I prefer this combination rather than the previous one as the greens doesn't taste too raw.
my partner in crime even requested them to replace the coleslaw with the same portion of 'broccoli & carrots',  hence double portion of 'broccoli & carrots'.
yea, we really like our broccoli & carrots!

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

The yesteryears

This trophy has been kept for 3 decades now...
It is my first trophy, back in the year 1987....Yea, yours truly was an amateur singer and even nick-named as 'mini compo' during then. 
Note: 'Mini compo' is an audio device that was quite popular among the youngster in the 80's.
Not sure how I got that talent, but I learned all sorts of songs from the tv and started singing them without knowing what it means (regardless of what languages). That time, still kids mah...easily 'copying' whatever on the tv.
My sis is even better, she can remember and play out the entire dialog of the 'Sang Kancil & Kura-kura' cartoon. We were just too exposed to the tv back then!
My mum signed me up for this talentime contest without my knowledge. I was only told to sing when it's my turn to be on stage. Anyway, being bold, I just did as told...I wonder why I dun seem to hav stage-fright that time.
Ok, enuf of bragging...
Since u readers hardly see a picture of me...here's one for you....a big one!
 
nice eh? the blog title says 'yesteryear'...so a picture of my yesteryear lah!

Monday, August 14, 2017

McD Spicy Korean Burger

This burger is so heavily publicised over the media these days. It got me wondering how would a Korean burger taste like...
So, I decided to drop by McD one fine 'late-nite' for my dinner cum supper...
and ordered a set for RM15.99 (all for the sake of curiousity!)
so, what's so special about this?
apart from the criss cut chips that taste like 'Wise potato chips', the burger doesn't hav any distinct Korean taste...
It does not hav that kind of kimchi spiciness nor the beef taste like bulgogi...
good try McD, just that it doesn't impress me much.

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Excited over the new office block...

Recently we have got a new office block next door and it is tastefully designed...
 before the staffs move in to this new office, I went over to 'kepoh' & took some pics...
Nope, I did not get relocated to that block, but am still excited to visit this 'colourful' office.
Here are the meeting rooms...
the sofa set in boss room...kinda retro
open space with bean bags
 another retro looking couch
 the pantry with bar seatings
 I kinda like these dining chairs (no, not referring to the high bench)
 here's another boss room
 and the staff cubicles...so colourful with green, red, yellow and blue partition...
There's one thing that is so wrong with the interior design...can u guess what?
*hint: not the dangling wires & the ladder

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

KFC Cheesy Twister wrap

During my 'busier' times, I would opt for something quick and easy. Yea, the fast food!
I discovered this cheesy chicken wrap when one of my colleague ordered it during lunch. I decided to try out the other day and was quite impressed with the deliciousness of this wrap. The wrap consists of 2 flavorful chicken strips, lettuce, diced tomatoes & cucumbers, with cheesy sauce (similar to those used in cheesy wedges), and the tortilla wrap that hold them tight together...The wrap is so intact that prevents the sauce from leaking out....
Meanwhile the pocket packaging is handy and easy to hold, hence u wouldn't get a messy eating ordeal.
the cheesy twister wrap comes in a set with fries and drinks, but I ordered it ala-carte at RM6.50. At least it can keep me full till evening. I will probably goin to have this again for as long as it is on the menu ;-)
*this is not a sponsored post, but based on my personal experience.

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Some of my recent lunches

Here's some of my recent workday lunches. I'm more of a noodle person than rice these days. The usual ones that I normally ordered in the nearby kopitiams are dried version pan mee such as below.
This pan mee stall is located in Serdang Lama, next to the Besraya highway. It is usually packed with locals and nearby office workers. A small plate used to be RM4.50 but now it has increased to RM5. Sometimes I would add-on with a bowl of beancurd skin in soup for an additional RM1.
 then, on other days, we would frequent to this shop which offers a much comfortable dining environment - Auntie Ally CafĂ© in Sri Serdang...Price is reasonable due to it's location nearby the campus and is popular among the students. It offers ala-carte set menu ranging from rice to noodles. I would usually ordered yee mein in soup (RM5.50) with extra veggies (add on RM0.70).
tastewise not bad, at least it can keep me full til evening :-)

Friday, August 4, 2017

Da Bu mien @ Super Kitchen

This place is also one of my fav place whenever I craved for chili pan mee...but nowadays I got bored with the anchovies and runny egg...so I decided to have something else, hence I ordered the 'da bu' mien...
 'da bu' mien - basically it is the same type of noodles used (as the chili pan mee), but with minced pork, and 'charsiew' pork slices...
the 'charsiew' pork doesn't taste like the normal ones, their version has a hint of five spice powder taste. This noodle comes with a small bowl of manicai soup (black bowl in the above pic).
 I also ordered an ala-carte pork dumpling in soup (it comes with 4 pieces of pork dumplings)
taste rather so-so, can't expect much since this is not their specialty.
ok, satisfied my tummy for now...
Bon Appetit!

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