Sunday, August 31, 2008

Money No Enough 2.......



What happen when you do not earn enough money? Just look at how miserable our lives can be when short of money. I just watch this light hearted but touching Singaporean movie hours ago written by Jack Neo. It has some nice hokkien songs that relates to our daily lives about money, mother's love, sacrifices and filial piety. This movie though funny could make you laugh and cry.

It is the sequel to Money Not Enough 1 that tells the same old story of how Singaporeans live with the woes of not having enough money to get by everyday. Mark Lee, Henry Thia and Neo himself play three brothers with different personalities who deal with financial problems differently when a crisis hits the family.


Just watch some trailer here....



Friday, August 29, 2008

The Babi Guling Experience......



One of my blogging buddy, Bokjae commented in my last post that poor me have to eat pizza instead of the popular babi guling or roast pig during my recent trip to Bali. I did asked my friendly guide to take us to have a taste of this well known dish although it is not in our itenarary.

Since we were not near Kuta, he took us to the best warung he could find nearest our destination. Warungs are usually small eating places along the roads of Bali which is quite similar to our mamak stalls here in Malaysia. The food was of course cheap. The one we went to were rated a good one because of its concrete walls and clean by Balinese standard of warungs.

The Bali Guling we had as can be seen from my pics were not up to our expectation tastewise. We were looking forward to some nicely roast meat which could be even tastier than our chinese style roast pig. But what we had was a plate of a mixture of thinly sliced roast pork with deep fried internal organs and some spicy sambal local vege. The skin of the babi guling is crispy but a bit too oily for our wasteline. The meat itself is not well marinated with spices like our roast pork making it quite bland in taste. The internal organs were just too tough to bite in. It's just the spicy vege which makes the dish more appetising that comes with a plate of white rice and a bowl of soup which is also too oily for me to finish up.

See the babi guling (roast piglet) with the internal organs at the warung.

A plate of babi guling and co. with a stick of spicy satay for each person....

Our white rice.........


The tasty soup but a bit oily........


Keropok or crackers as appetizer.......


We ate up more keropok than babi guling with the rice......


They still have bottle drinks like Fanta orange and grapes which I used to have decades ago.

A taste of tea in a bottle...........

So that explains why we were eating pizzas instead ...maybe we were at the wrong place or rather babi guling taste like that. That I leave it to my readers to tell me.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Weekend Snapshot # 12..Son's H Graduation...



Last Sunday was son H's graduation. I was suppose to get some nice shots of his big day. But my camera battery ran out after a few shots. Even the few shots did not turn out well as the ballroom was too dimly lit and I was seated far behind.(Have been cursing myself for not getting a better camera earlier). We went to a photo studio to get some nice pics later. So here are just some shots to call it a weekend.

Waiting to get their scrolls............


Son H(arrow) had to stand far behind because he is the tallest among the guys....


Another shot at the graduans while battery is running low.....

Friday, August 22, 2008

Pizza Hut With A Difference.........


On our last night in Bali, we went shopping along the streets of Kuta. While looking for something to eat, my niece Ris wanted to try out the food at a McDonald outlet along the famous Kuta beach. Upon reaching there we were quite disappointed with its limited list of food. And it so happen we saw a Pizza Hut outlet nearby which were quite packed with people. We just pop in to have something in the cool ambience as we were hungry as well as tired from our shopping spree. When we were given the menu, it surprises us that what they have here is so different from the Pizza Hut in Malaysia. Just have a look here what they have to offer......

Peking Gold Pizza on the menu.......

Our Peking Gold Pizza with a rim of cheese and a rim of herbs flavoured mash potato, topped with duck sausages and roast duck sauces and sliced peaches.........
My slice of yummilicious golden pizza.....

Peking Rose Tea.........


We ordered a jug of the cooling rose tea...see the slices of peaches at the bottom of the jug...........

Mouthwatering fruit juice and fruity float.........

Creamy and yummy milkshakes..............

Honey lime tea, strawberry sparkling tea, lime squash, fruit punch, Italian green and red soda, and Cocacola Zero.......

Hot tea, black coffee, cappuccino, cold frappe and caffe latte....

Bread-eliciois !... garlic bread, garlicheese bread, prawn bruschetta, and beef bruschetta......

Potato wedges, onion rings, beef sausage bites and new orleans chicken wings.............
Shrimp bites and mushroom teaser........

Puff pastry on top of a bowl of hot creamy soup.........

A variety of salads............


Our plate of cooked shrimp and fruit salad.........


Create your own pizza with additional toppings ........


Many choices of pasta dishes.........

And rice dishes for rice lovers..................

Delicious Ice-cream for desserts ..................

Cool ambience with soft cushion chairs to relax.......

Thursday, August 21, 2008

How To Attain Victory Hair....


With the Olympic games going on in Beijing, everyone is talking about victory. But this victory I am showing here is of a different kind. It is call Victory Hair and of course as the name implies has something to do with your hairstyle. To obtain Victory Hair is just as difficult as obtaining a gold medal in the Olympic games. Victory Hair is achieved when a guy successfully gets the girl of his dream to fall heads over heels for him or vice versa and in the process had their hair messed up after a make out session.

I have some tips here which might help you get your Victory Hair....

1) Be as charming, friendly as possible and be yourself.

2) Be as confident as ever in showing your interest in her or him.

3)
Look into her or his eyes while communicating and nowhere else.

4) Do not talk about your Ex.

5) Show good manners and no foul language.

If you consider yourself the best flirt in town or better than others try out this online game called the Ultimate Flirting Championship hosted by Extreme Style by VO5 to see how you score. Test your flirting skills here by choosing a character for the game whereby you will be assigned as a contestant or a judge. As a contestant you have to outflirt your opponent by answering a few questions and be judged on your flirting skills in order to obtain Victory Hair.

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Monday, August 18, 2008

The Arte-y-Pico Award......



Wow! another award to add to my collection. It's a great pleasure to recieve this wonderful award which means "wow, the best art" from my friend Kess of Its a dog's life. Thank you, Kess.

Before passing this on, here are a few set rules to follow.....

1) You have to pick FIVE blogs that you consider deserve this award for creativity, design, interesting material and also contribute to the blogger community regardless of language.

2) Each award has to have the name of the author and a link to his/her blog to be visited.

3) Each award winner has to show the award and put the name and link to the blog that has given him/her the award itself.

4) Award winners and the one who has given the prize have to show the link of the "Arte-y-Pico" blog so everyone will know the origin of the award

5) In compliance with said RULES, the award winner must show the RULES.

Now to share it out with my friends for their lovely blogs here at......

Weekend Snapshot # 11..Petronas Twin Tower.



Its been ages since I posted up a weekend snapshot. You can say a lot of things has been piling up for me to do and there seems to be short of time to complete all the task on hand or am I still in my holiday mood.
Here is something to give it a shot....our towering landmark in the big city of Kuala Lumpur which I manage to get a few takes with my humble digital camera while waiting in the car for son R to get his precious toy from KLCC lately...









Friday, August 15, 2008

Excuse me....?


Here is something about the flirting game. I am sure most of us have gone or will go through this stage of flirting and dating game at one stage in our lives. As through experience I have seen the many faces of pick up lines a guy would use on the opposite sex. Some are so good and some are just so horrendous that will make you run a mile away from the subject. My worst experience of a pick up line that I ever get from a guy was something like this..."Excuse me, can I have a date with you..? You look like my mum." He sure does not have the date or any more dates to come.
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Thursday, August 14, 2008

Pura Tanah Lot......


The entrance to Tanah Lot temple..........

Tanah Lot in Balinese language means 'land in the middle of the sea' and 'pura' means temple. Pura Tanah Lot is one of the seven sea temples built along the Balinese coast. It was built on an offshore huge black lava rock in the 15th century by a Hindu priest. Til today after some upgrading work done to it, it stands out in a beautiful setting along the coast facing the Indian ocean making it one of the famous tourist attraction in Bali. More pics to share of this beautiful place.........


Pura Tanah Lot sitting on the black rock..........

Caves formation below the rocks..............


Another scenic view of hut built on top of a rock offshore.......



video

A videoclip of Tanah Lot temple above..........