Tuesday, December 30, 2008

2008 Year In Review

January;
Again, cousins gave me a surprise on my 23rd birthday, at my home. I didn't see it coming =D

February;
We had a small gathering for Wai Yee before she left for Australia to continue her studies =)
Went to Hatyai for Chinese New Year trip with the entire Teh clan. It was our first time having such trip, in a coach! Yeap, it's all ours. The last trip was to Kuantan, whereby we drove abour 5-6 cars there =)
It was also my final moment in EIG. I had to leave for a better future opportunity and it was wonderful have known good colleagues around, back then ;)

March;
I started the next chapter of my career in a telematics company. My first 1.5 months was a torture cos I wasn't given much tasks to do. Even if there's a task, it's not challenging. Not to my expectation.

April;
Celebrated mom's birthday in Tamarind Hills. Nice ambience and food is good too =D

Went for a night stay in Avilion, Port Dickson. Fantastic view from the balcony ^^
Besides that, it was also my first year, after leaving college life. No more relying on parents to provide source of living. Well... Except for shelter and food (at times), hehehe.

May;
It was sis' birthday. I've forgotten what I got for her. Let's see... I think I gave her a red packet, wahahaha~

June;
I then met this girl, Mei Ling. Anyways, I've known her before. Just that we didn't really keep in touch or communicate much with each other. Long story cut short, another chapter of our lives has begun =)
July;
Dad's birthday falls on July 17th. Sis and I got him something... Which I've forgotten as well, hahaha ;p

Oh yea, it also marks my first year in the working industry! =D

And I gotta learn new stuff about the company's GPS device ;)

August
;
Yea, it was Malaysia's 51st Independence Day. Yay...

September;
Sis, grandma and I visited aunt Hwa, as we heard that she's getting more ill and that she broke her left arm. She was definitely cheerful and happy to see us around. I felt bad that over the years, I did not spend more time visiting her...
Mom always nagged sis and I and we kept giving excuses. Anyhow, we both decided that we should do something about it. After all, she took care of us when we were young =) We owed her our childhood lives.

Then, my company shifted to the new long-awaited new premise, located about 4-5 blocks away from the old one. First time I actually felt hectic working here, hahaha. Well, not because of the shifted... Partially I'd say ;p

October;
Received a double-blowing news. It was the death of aunt Hwa and sis Kathleen. Hmm... Somehow, everyone can see those incidents coming... We're just glad that the pain has gone for the deceased and people involved.

Then, I attended the 2007 Business of The Year Award Presentation Dinner, held in Istana Hotel's Grand Ballroom. It was truly an experience, as I've never attended such functions before. Well, I'm expecting more to come =D

At the end of the month, we went to Malacca for a family vacation on Deepavali week. It has been a while since we did this together =)
November;
After traveling to Malacca, we went to the north this time - to Penang (Day 1 & Day 2). It was for grandpa's death anniversary.
I was glad to come back to mom's hometown, stroll along the city, island and to see my relatives. It has been a while =)

Things just got busier for me in the office. I've more and more responsibilities to do, more exciting and interesting tasks to carry out. I'm just glad after soooo long~ =D

December
;
On the 13th, we went to Genting to celebrate parents' wedding anniversary! It's their 27th and going strong ;) On top of that, dad also won a golf competition in Awana!!
It's the Christmas spirit!! It's the month where Christmas trees are setup, presents are wrapped and exchanged, along with caroling =)
And it also signals the end of the year... Here comes year 2009 =)

However, I'm still stunned that I was given crazy deadlines until BEFORE 2009's Chinese New Year - to setup a Linux server for Indonesia. I hope I can pull it through, though.

I'll be having a steamboat gathering with my primary mates, to countdown the year 2009. It should turn out fine =) Looking forward to it.


Happy New Year 2009, peeps!!
Friday, December 26, 2008

Leona Lewis - Run

Official Video Clip

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Christmas 2008

Just finished our family dinner on Christmas eve =) Mom cooked and prepared some of the simplest, yet delicious dinner for us.
Decorations...
Starters
Garden Salad...
Some fries...
More food...
Main course
Moist Cake & Ice Cream - Dessert
After that, it's present time =D We didn't wait till the stroke of midnight, as most of us are already tired and exhausted.
My gift
A Lacoste from parents =)
A gift from Ewe See
From Mei Ling ^^

Merry Christmas everyone!!

Thursday, December 18, 2008

The Script - The Man Who Can't Be Moved

Official Video Clip


Monday, December 15, 2008

It's All Coming Back To Me Now

This is a song written by Jim Steinman (1989), covered by the ever famous Celine Dion (1996), and now... Meatloaf and Marion Raven (2006), of M2M, if you remember her. She's so much mature now :)

This version has more beats and I love the collaboration ;)

Enjoy!

Official Video Clip



Live Show

Friday, December 12, 2008

Random 2

So, in my previous entry I was mentioning about the current issues I'm facing with my car but nowwww... I've decided to go against my will to change my car.

Yes, initially I was pointing my fingers around. But now that I realized, it's not as easy as it seems.

Just forked out RM1,500 to change gearbox part from EON. At least it's more reliable and I feel more relieve for them to handle my car.

After that, I sent my car for assessment. The trader said everything is in good condition and all but they are only willing to offer me RM45,000. Whouuuu... That's wayyyy too low - beyond my expectation!! I was hoping for at least RM50,000.

I know they offer me according to market value, regardless the condition. Furthermore, the mileage plays a big part in determining the value. Within 3 years, my car has gone up to 136,000km. Isn't that heavy or what? =)

Oh well... I'd just like to know my car's value. After all, it justified my reversed decision. No regrets. My car is still in tip top condition, thought ;)

Anyways, after coming back from Genting on Sunday, we're supposed to drop by at dad's friend's daughter's party in Lake Garden and I'm included in the list of guests. However, I got to know from sis that she'll be going straight up to Penang from Genting. Which mean I'm all alone there with parents' friends.

I'm sure I'll get bored there. So, I text dad asking him for permission to be excluded, instead and join my pals for futsal on Sunday. I hope he's fine with it.
Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Wordpress #1

Dear readers,

I have posted a blog entry on my private blog - Vincent Teh's Series of Unfortunate Events:Well, not exactly ONLY 1 post. There are more but it requires password to read. Anyhow, this particular post has been reviewed by me and I think it's harmless to publish it to the public =)

You may share your views and opinions, if you wish to =)

Thank you!
Friday, December 5, 2008

Snippets

I haven't been updating my blog at late. It has been a busy week. There was a soft launching/ internal launching of my company's latest system and I had to be on guard with all the testing to make sure it runs smoothly, not perfect cos it isn't!! LOL.

Thankfully, everything went well. Boss gave us the 2 thumbs up but there are a lot more to edit and adjust. Well, this ONLY concern us, internally. Until the time we launch it to our customers, it could all be a whole DIFFERENT story. More changes may come, eventually. There will never be an ending to it, sigh...

Guess it's gonna be another period of drilling, again~!

Anyways, I've been checking on cars too. Erm... Many issues surrounds the decision. I hope to make it simpler but nothing happens overnight. So, I'll try to work out a few possibilities. Kinda fed up though but again, what is it in this world that is easier than to eat and sleep?? =D

Oh!! Christmas is around the corner! It's time to give and take *yay*

And parents' anniversary too! Awesome weekend ahead!! Hahaha. Will be celebrating my ol' folks' anniversary in Awana, Genting right after dad's golfing session. It's gonna be an awesome night!! Hahaha =D

Gonna overnight there, will be down on Sunday to attend dad's friend's daughter's 1st birthday.

Whatever it is, I'm just looking forward towards the outing weekends as a getaway from my work ;)

Perhaps I shall work on my New Year's Resolutions too. Question is - Where to start??? ;p
Saturday, November 29, 2008

Makan-Makan @ Setapak Prawn Mee

I brought Mei Ling for lunch and decided on to try the prawn mee that was once "claimed" the best in town - Setapak Prawn Mee. It's only my second time here. Couldn't remember when was the first. Many years ago...??
The stall
Additional dishes
Menu
I'm sure the pork will R.I.P...
... And no, I do not wanna eat "something" alive!!
My Pork RIBS Prawn Mee
Mei Ling ordered the plain prawn mee, without additional dishes.

The bill came up to RM16.50, including 3 glasses of herbal tea. Here's the breakdown:
Prawn Mee + Pork Ribs = RM6.00
Prawn Mee = RM6.00
Drinks = RM1.50 x 3

Anyways, I don't find it as good as it "claimed" to be. It tasted like just another prawn me that you can get anywhere. Wonder how it gets the Food Journey banner there. Just my thoughts =)

Here are the details, if you'd like to try:
Name: Setapak Prawn Mee
Address: 86-4, Jalan Pahang, 53200 Setapak, Kuala Lumpur (click here for the map)
Opening Hours: 7.00am – 5.00pm (Closed Monday)
Friday, November 28, 2008

Random

My car is not in a good condition recently. As you all know, Perdana V6 is well-known for its whole gearbox issues. It kinda prompted to me, "It's time to change".

Dad has been asking his friends about the price of a gearbox. A re-con gearbox will cost around RM2,800 with a 6 months warranty, which I don't think it's worth the amount.

If I were to change to a new gearbox, it will cost up to RM15,000 to RM20,000. I rather use it to pay for a new car's down payment with this amount.

Sis' car is due to change as well. But due to several interest issues, she rather stick to her current ride. Perhaps she has her own thinking and plans.

Anyways, we're looking at a few possible replacements. We'll see how it goes later =)

This weekend, I'll be going around to check on the prices for a new car and my car's trade-in value. I hope it's worth the amount I have in mind. Hopefully it's negotiable too.
Monday, November 24, 2008

Makan-Makan @ Nong & Jimmy

Last Saturday, dad wanted to have crab for dinner after his golf. So, I suggested him to go to Nong & Jimmy, an authentic Thai restaurant, located in Ampang. Unique name =) I was thinking... Perhaps the wife is a Thai and the husband is a local, maybe I'm right!! Hohoho...

Anyways, here are some photos:
Here are the dishes that we ordered:
Fried Dough Fritters (served with pandan kaya)
Fried Rice
Kai Lan with salted fish
Glass Noodles Kerabu (Sourish! Yum!)
Tom Yam Soup (Love the taste!)
Grilled Fish
Black Pepper Crab (Awesome!)
The bill came up to RM135 for 4 person. I always think that the price is reasonable, considering the methods of cooking and the satisfaction I gained after that =)

So, here are the details for you, who wants to satisfy your taste buds:
Address: Lot 27363 Jalan Cahaya 1, Taman Cahaya, Ampang, Kuala Lumpur (click here for the map)
Contact: 019-261 1345, 012-273 8069
Opening Hours: 6pm to 11pm (Closed on Monday)
Budget: RM20-RM40 per person
Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Futsal Week

This week is particularly exciting. It's being filled with nothing but futsal games =D
  • Monday - Completed
  • Wednesday - Completed
  • Friday - Bye
  • Sunday - Completed
What more can I ask for? =)

Seriously. When the season is dry, there won't be any games for the next 1-2 weeks. Once there's a game, it keeps flooding in.

I feel like on top of the world!!

p/s: Last update on 24/11/2008.
Monday, November 17, 2008

Uncivilized Act of Humanity

The title says it all.

A neighbour of mine (an old man) threw a pile of cat dung on mom's plant. Fine. What's worse, he didn't throw it on the soil, he threw it ON the plant!! FUCK!!

Just because the back lane cats prefers to shit on his plants, he "generously" shared that pile of dung with us.

Here are the stuff that he did to us and other neighbours:
  1. He cracked our balcony's basin twice and he refused to admit mistake at both times.
  2. And look at what he did in between his balcony and ours (below). Yeap, he just had to do something. Setting up the stupid piece of shaded + tinted plank, worrying that we would peek his house. In the first place, it was HIS idea to follow ours! Now, he has to treat us this way. I still remember, before they shifted in, dad saw them and invited them into our house to have a look and get some ideas. And this is what he tried to do to us. One word - INCREDIBLE.
  3. His wife quietly plucked mom's pandan and curry leaves from our backyard WITHOUT asking for permission. How "nice" of her. Bee-tch.
  4. He drew 2 lines and planted a pole from 1 end to the other end, in front of his house, so that the neighbours will not park over to his house by crossing the LINE. HECK, his daughter even parked in front of our house and we said nothing!! Blardy old man!!
  5. Recently, I noticed that they tend to hogged up most of the parking space around our neighbourhood.
Most mornings, I'll greet him and his wife when I see them. But this time, they always look elsewhere when any of my family members are close by. Just what in the world are they trying to perform to us?? Some I-can't-see-you drama??

Such idiotic acts, only to be performed by him and his wife, who has nothing to do at home but to annoy the others. No wonder no other neighbours would like to talk to them.

Pffff... Weirdos.

Anyways, thanks to him, my life is more interesting. Everyday I'll have something to look forward to or to watch.

Pussy.

Makan-Makan @ Chen Chen BBQ Goose

Located in Pudu, Kuala Lumpur, lies a famous BBQ goose that is so good that it landed itself in Metro, The Star on the 16/11/2008 issue.
Chen Chen BBQ Goose
Mr Chef @ work
The main servings
Side orders
I have to say that the goose meat is kinda tough. I'm not sure if that's the goose meat texture.

The total came up to RM74, which is moderate for 5 pax.

Overall, I rate it 3/5.

If you'll like to satisfy your curiosity, here are the details:
  • Chen Chen BBQ Goose
  • Address: Jalan Seladang, Off Lorong Yap Hin, Kuala Lumpur
  • Tel: 012-233 3083
  • Operating hours: 9am-6pm
  • Non-halal
Friday, November 14, 2008

This is soooo RANDOM

This is such a random post. Wait... Did I just mentioned "random"?? @_@ I've been seeing this word very often in people's blog. Probably random means meaningless post? Or just suka-suka post an entry? Hmmm...

Anyways, grands are currently in China for some Teh Association function and will only be back next week. Which prompted mom to cook dinner for us, starting tonight =D Erm... Well, it's only for the next 4-5 days?? LOL.

Boy... It's been a while she has not been cooking dinner on weekdays. I mean she does cook, but only during weekends =) Well, it's good to eat at home laaa. I'm not complaining, but anticipating on the dishes that she'll be preparing tonight! =D
Thursday, November 13, 2008

Go on, Have a look!!

This clip is hilarious!! =D

Enjoy!!

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

It's Gonna Be Me

Nope, it's not the song by N'Sync. The thing is, no one likes to do the dirty job, right?? So, "they" turned to me and said "Hey, we can't make it. Can you?". Oh yea, I should always comply to whatever request, is it? Think again!!

You have reinforcements with you, just use them laaa. Just because of small issue, you did not pick them?? Oh, such crappy excuses I'll get. Grrrr...

And yea, please DO NOT GIVE SO MANY COMMENTS. I can't stand you nagging and all when I'm doing you guys a favor. Just shut the hell up and go along with it. Don't like it? Look for a replacement, I'd be the happiest to pass my "responsibility" down =)

Anyhow, I have respect to the other 2 person. Therefore, I'll do it in the name of RESPECT =) I always believe good deeds will be rewarded *halo* ;)

Gotta go get ready now. Outzz!
Thursday, November 6, 2008

Makan-Makan @ Sushi Groove

Yesterday, Mei Ling was craving for some sushi and I brought her to her desired sushi outlet, Sushi Zanmai, in 1 Utama. Unfortunately, the queue was rather long. So, I suggested to go to another sushi outlet. Okays, she recommended Sushi Groove.
Sushi Groove
Entrance
The Inside
The Settings
I kinda like the ambiance in and it sure did feel comfy and cosy =)

Anyways, these are what we ordered:
Flying Fish Roll
I Love Unagi Roll
California Roll
Chicken Teriyaki Roll
Overall, I'd say the food is good. I'm not sure if it's comparable to Sushi Zanmai. Of the 4 dishes, I like California Roll the most =) Instead of wrapping with the sea weed, they cut it into 6 pieces, coated with fish roe - AWESOME ;9

And here's the damage:
I'm ok with the price, excluding the government tax and service charge. Look at "Ocha Hot @ RM3.90". A lil' bit too pricey for a cup of ocha, eh? Fine, we can refill and all but hey, it couldn't be THAT expensive?? Enlighten me, LOL.

Give Sushi Groove a try =) It may suit your liking.

Next up, Sushi Zanmai. Will see if it's comparable to Sushi Groove ;)