23 June 2009

Congratulations Kevin & Kathy

I attended a wedding over the weekend at the spanking new Tower Regency Hotel in Ipoh. The occasion of Kevin and Kathy's wedding. Congratulations mate! :)

Food was surprisingly good for a hotel function. Only downside to the whole affair was the blackouts ( I hope you got some discount from the hotel Kev!) It happened not once BUT TWICE! What is this man! Where are the back up generators? Heck! Where are the emergency lights? If it wasn't for the flashes and some people with torchlights the whole place would be in total darkness!

Ah well... some things are beyond the bride and groom's control. All in all, it was a fun evening with friends :) I heard there was even karaoke later after the dinner! The rooms looked nice though! :)

At any rate... My Heartiest Congratulations to the Wedded couple Kevin & Kathy. May you have a wonderful life ahead together and may there be the sound of the pitter patter of little feet soon!

18 June 2009

Tanjung Tualang - UPDATED

Over the last weekend, abunch of friends and I decided to go over to Tanjung Tualang for Dinner. This plan had been on the back burner for like 6 months already but we finally did it! AND it was GOOOOD!

If you didn't really know yet I am not a huge fan of prawns (the bigger the better!) BUT the prawns we had... all 4 kgs worth of it was really really really fresh and succulent. We had it steamed with chinese wine as well as coeked in oil... wow!

I promise to add photos in once I get my lazy ass to download the same from my camera and put them up... :)

WE also had fish, sotong, Crabs, oyster pancakes (Oh Chien), taufu and fried rice. Of all the food we had, I was disappointed with the fried rice and oyster pancakes. Friend rice was not salty enough and lacked the oomph whilst the Oyster pancakes were too oily and had too much flour...

UPDATE! The pictures of food as promised:-

Orh Chien



Prawns fried in Oil

Steamed Prawns

Chillies and lime
The drinks we brought
Fried Rice
Sweet and Sour Crabs
Sambal Paku Vegetables

Oh an dthe total bill for us costs us erm... RM550 I think (wait i have the receipt as well...) for 12 of us. Not too bad lar right?

Best part of the night? I didn't have to drive! :P hahahha.. eat sleep and be merry. What a life!

Ok till I download the photos... tata! - done!

10 June 2009


Apathy... that is what Perak BAr members have in common... The Perak BAr Spcial Committee which I am not in charge of this year but part of is organising a Treasure Hunt slated for the 20th June this month. After months of preparation etc... it may just come to a waste of our time and effort. Why you say? Well... to date there is only ONE (1), Uno, Satu, Yi car signed up for it which is mine (4 of us). Probably can get another one or 2 more cars to confirm. That is shy of our great target of... wait for it!... TEN (10) cars!

I just never understand it... everything is done for them, all they have to do is probably pay some money and attend! Even that they cannot do? Whats wrong with them lar... Sometimes it becomes a waste of time to even think of anything to do for the Perak Bar...

Perak Bar does NOT care for anything or anyone else except themselves... and when I say Perak Bar I saya majority of them.. NOT all but a huge percentage of them. There a few who are selfless and non-apathetic (Is this even a word??).

Ah well... I guess one gets used to it...

2nd rant today is about the sports committee which I am in charge. I literally have to beg ppl to take part in sports... Its like I have nothing better to do in my life. Other than the usual suspects the rest of the Perak Bar does not participate in sports in one way or the other! Heck if you can't play the sport... support those who do! Thats the least you can do...wait... I stand corrected... you can sit at home and do nothing (THAT would be the least they could do!!)

As it stands.. I have problems finding convenors for volleyball, netball (the only women's sport in teh games) and FOOTBALL! (it is supposed to be the most important game of the Perak-Penang annual games) Now no one wants to play the sport at all! Wat lar....

sigh... apathy... thy name is Perak Bar!

03 June 2009

My new Phone!

I was looking at my previous entries and I've just come to realise that I have been very remiss with my postings. I should update my blog more often. :) I will try to... I promise...

ANyhow... I got myself a new phone!! Yay!! Well actually my sis got me a new phone! Thanks Ann! :P

I was previously using a Blackberry Curve 8300 and then a Curve 8310 which actually both look the same. Only difference is that the 8310 has the GPS function which I have used a total of ermm... 1 time? :) I don't really need to find my way with a gps in ipoh you know? hahaha

Heres is a picture of my previous phone! I love it!

Now here is a picture of my latest phone! I love it even more! Woo Hoo!

GPS and WIFI enabled. ONly thing missing from it is the 3G which I have not found a cause to really use it so nvm lor.. :)

Why use a blackberry? Well for one I can blackberry messenger my sis in Italy for free... well not really free but using my data services. which is a heck of a lot cheaper than RM0.50 per message!

I hear now that DIGI may come up with blackberry as well? Hopefully its cheaper. If it was cheaper everyone would sign up with DIGI for the unlimited data package. Now I'm paying something like RM30 for the Blackberry Internet Service and another RM20 for the 5MB data plan. If I wanted the unlimited plan I will have to pay RM138. MAxis is killing me man... and lately the blackberry service sucks! I wonder how it is on Celcom?

Ah well... only in time will I ever know... :)

02 June 2009

Lasek Surgery

For those who don't know, I just had my Lasek eye surgery last Tuesday. It was well... painless ( Thank God!) :)I have been meaning to do this surgery for teh last 2 years but have always seem to be putting it off... for one reason or another. I guess the excuse always was that the surgery had to be done in Penang or KL and never in Ipoh. Now that Optimax is in Ipoh and surgeries can be done on site I think I just ran out of excuses...

So off I went one fine afternoon after court and got myself in there for an eye check up. That took about 10 mins plus another 30 mins of explaining the various technologies and techniques for the laser eye surgery.

Found out after the eye check up that I had somewhat thin corneas and high power so the only procedure available to me was LASEK surgery (Not Lasik) wich is actually an acronym of Laser-Assisted Subepithelial Keratomileusis... yeah a mouthful! :)

Basically the main difference between the Lasik and Lasek is that the do not make any incisions on my flap... (I know! INCISIONS!??) haha... What they do for Lasek is that they put a ring on your eye (you can't feel a darn thing at that time) and they pour some drops of 20% alcohol on the eye. and leave it there for about 30 seconds or so and then after the wash it with saline, they then proceed to peel back your eye flap (yes peel like orange! - but again... bo pain at all... no feeling at all actually!) and then after they do that well they laser your corneas for about 26 seconds on my right eye and 23 seconds on my left. And then they wash your eyes with some really cold saline and then they roll the flap back and add a extended wear contact lens and lo n behold its DONE! Total time for surgery = 2 mins per eye. (but plus cleaning etc it would take abt 10 mins more or so) Total prep time = 1 hour before surgery. and then you rest for about half an hour and then the doc checks your vision etc and u r done! Can't drive back though cos the eyes would be very photo sensitive.

The next week or so is a series of eye drops and artificial tears. Never been more "sensitive" in my life before! Always crying! hahha :)

Now its aweek later and they just removed my contacts from the eyes. Vision is slightly blurry still but I am assured that they would improve in the next few days. Oh and I am still "sensitive" thought not as much cos I only have to drop the tears in whenever i feel its dry. :)

Was it worth it? I'll let you guys know in a week or so. All I can say that its a relieve to know that I may not have to wear my spectacles again... for the near future anyway! :)

For more information you could check out www.optimax.com.my

If you do want to do it... say I recommended ok... there is an introducer fee given to me! hahaha rm100 only lar... haha i need to pay for my surgery too right! :)