Archive for March, 2012

Cravings for Bon O Bon

March 28, 2012

My cousin came home with these chocolates sometime last year and she couldn’t remember who gave her these. I think our ex colleague also given us this chocolate before after her trip to Hong Kong. I think she got it from this Japanese shop, selling many types of confectionery. I’ve been hunting high and low for these the past few weeks. I dropped by Candylicious at ONE Utama last night and couldn’t seem to locate these chocolates.

So anyone has any idea on where to buy these?

PS. I am not pregnant.. but I don’t know why these chocolates would make you crave gravely for them once you sink your teeth on one!

Mischief

March 24, 2012

On Wednesday, it was another headless chicken day. There were plenty of documents for my boss to sign, so I was compiling them for him. After he has signed some of them, I proceeded to distribute them back to the colleagues who sent them. I discovered some errors in one of the documents which was not seen earlier so I told the person to amend it. Then, I popped it back to my boss’ room for his signature. I wanted to tell him that, I am sorry but he has to sign again because there were some errors not discovered earlier, but he was busy talking to another colleague so I decided to tell him once he stopped talking. Then, the phone rang so I had to pick it up.

Before I could tell him that it was an amended document, he quizzed me. “Eh? I thought I’ve just signed this letter? Why did you bring it back to me again?”

Feeling slightly mischievous, I teased, “Oh.. I am testing you actually. To see if you sign your documents blindly!”

LOL!

Damn! Luckily he was in a jovial mood that day, otherwise I would risk getting fired for this stupid mischief!

The colleague who was in the room with him was stunned with my mischief. I could swear her face suddenly drained of colors. LOL!

My boss laughed it off and said, “Seriously.. sometimes, I really don’t have the time to look at what I am signing. Hahaha! I probably sign my life away!”

All of us laughed like happy hyenas as if we had found a bountiful of fresh carcasses in the wild.

Speaking of mischief… today, am at work in my T-shirt pajamas and nobody seemed to notice. Phew!

Pusat Makanan Taman Kepong

March 21, 2012

Actually, been wanting to post this in February but the cook had an accident and broke him arm. Ended didn’t cook for several weeks. I think they should open by now.

I haven’t been blogging about food for awhile. So, here goes…

The week before Chinese New Year, a friend took us to this shop. Actually, this shop belongs to a colleague’s parents. So we went to try the food and also to give support. I guess for Kepong folks, this shop does not need anymore introduction as I could see almost every table is ordering the same dishes.

The must have dishes are as follows:-

Buttered fried tilapia

Hak Cheong Yao Far Lam (Crispy fried chicken in black sauce – it actually tastes like pork lard!)

Assam Sotong

Marmite chicken

Egg tofu with minced pork and salted vegetables

The other dishes we supposed to try, I think it’s salted egg sotong. I guess this warrants a second visit.

Pusat Makanan Taman Kepong
Taman Kepong (Kuang Bulan),
Kuala Lumpur, WP Kuala Lumpur

(Turn in left at tyre shop near the main road opposite the Kepong KTM station)
Open for dinner only.

Random Notes

March 19, 2012

Stranded

Last month, while on our way to Jaya Jusco Kepong, my cousin brother’s car stopped abruptly at the traffic light. We were lucky because that night, the road was rather empty, even if there were some vehicles behind ours honking incessantly. This is due to the idiocy of my cousin brother for insisting to refill petrol only after the red warning light flickers a few times. I can never understand his principles on this but he said, it always serves him fine. He usually refill petrol in the nick of time. Not this time though. He put his car in auto drive mode and slowly steered the car to the side of the road and it came to abrupt stop as we approached a slope. We got down and I told my cousin brother to put on his hazard lights while waiting for him to walk to the nearest petrol station to buy some petrol. In that petrol station, they do not have a tin can for filling petrol so he had to buy a 5L mineral water bottle, empty it and refill it with petrol! And it was a lucky thing that he remembers there’s a lid covering the hole in the petrol tank in the car. Without a nozzle, one couldn’t simply pour the petrol into the tank! So, it was like a MacGyver’s situation for a brief moment. He got another smaller mineral water bottle, cut it into half to act as a funnel! So, if you were to face such incident, I think it’s advisable to keep a plastic funnel in your car.. or better, remember to fill up the bloody petrol regularly!!

Impatience

I was stopping at a junction to turn to the right. There were many cars, so I stopped and waited. Then, there was another car stopping opposite me, wanting to turn into my lane. The lane was too narrow for two cars because there were some other cars side parking along the lane. Also, he was blocking me, how on earth am I going to pass? So, he showed me all kinds of obscene signs from his car and sped off to turn into another lane to get to his place of prayers. Hello? You are going to a religious place for prayers! It’s not that I purposely block the lane! There were too many oncoming cars! And he’s blocking me! If he’s smart enough, he would have turn into a neighbour’s house and let me pass, so he could turn into my lane. But no.. he had to show all kinds of colorful language with his hands and fingers. Sometimes, I can never understand why some people even bother to pray if they do not even have a slight conscience and compassion.

Ms Snappy

I have been having spats of hot tempers lately. I can never talk properly. Instead of saying something calmly, I would snap at people. I hope that this agitated response to almost all questions would subside soon. I guess partly is because of work stress and partly, is because I have aged so much that it scares me! Also, this is how my dad talks in real life. He never talks or speaks normally. He snaps ALL THE TIME! I guess it’s beginning to rub off at me. To avoid him from snapping at me, I’ve opted to keep silence in his presence. I don’t like this! I hate myself sometimes for snapping at people for no reason. Perhaps, I should see a therapist.

Cruel Society

March 14, 2012

“The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.” ― Mahatma Gandhi.

It disgusts me to read about abuse of animals all over the internet. Just last night, I saw a few friends posted pictures of abused dogs. Some unscrupulous people just left their two Schnauzers in a box in Setia Alam. One of the dog died, believed to be chasing after the owner’s car in his last plight to beg to be taken home. Another dog is still alive. Then another friend posted a picture of a dirty and malnourished dog chained tightly to the fence, defecating and eating at the same tight spot. Also, the big hoo hah about a hawker who poured boiling water onto a stray dog. I wonder what the world has come to?

I wonder why would people do that? Just get the dogs for the heck of it, then abandon them? Same goes to my neighbour who was given two dogs as wedding presents. It is NEVER a good idea to buy an animal as presents! After a few months and their baby came along, the two dogs ended being caged up, fed, bathed, peed and shat in the same place. Thank God they finally came to their senses after many months of coaxing to give the dogs up. Also, thank God I have friends who are willing to take in the abandoned dogs. Thank you for that!

Once, I saw a very old dog lying in the middle of the narrow lane next to my house. Every time a car turned into the lane, the dog would be chased away by honks. She would slowly crawl and limp to the side. I pitied the dog. Luckily she managed to walked closer to the side of my house and rested there. I could see she has a collar but she looked abandoned. Her legs were wobbly and couldn’t walk too far. I placed a bowl of water and some food next to her. An hour later, she was gone. At least she ate the food and drank some water. Sometimes I wish I could take in abandoned animals but unfortunately, my family doesn’t like having pets.

A friend shared with me her story too. Her neighbour is also an animal abuser. They would tied up their dog and left him in the sun or rain. They never walk the dog, and let him eat and shit at the same place. All other neighbours complained about the stench because the house owner never bothered to clean up the mess. Some kind people walked by the house, even placed packets of dog food in front of the house gate for the owner to feed the dog. The dog grew skinnier by the day. After a few complaints and warnings, finally the Vet Dept came in and seize the dog from the owner. And they thought that was the end of it. To their horror, the idiotic neighbour took in two more dogs back and treat them the same way! Just to spite the entire community!

I sincerely hope that the government would pass the new law as soon as possible so that people who abandon or abuse their pets be brought to justice!


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