Can all malls in Malaysia be like this?

Can I just say that Pavillion Kuala Lumpur absolutely rocks my world? Like, it just took my breath away. Instead of the usual straight ahead kinda entrance, Pavillion's is angled in such a way that it faces directly to Bukit Bintang. Such close attention to detail! There was a red carpet yesterday when we went during lunch because of the soft launch so it felt really grand when I walked in, with the flowers and makeshift tents specially set-up for the VIPs who came earlier in the day. When I went down the stairs, it kinda felt like I was a VIP too. And the sun was shining brightly down the glass roof so that added maximum effect to the whole daydream experience. Though the mall may not be on the same par as Starhill, nevertheless it has the potential to take down all the other malls in the Klang Valley. Bright and wide spaces, unlike the cramped pathways we get in every mall in the city. Since it was a soft launch, not all the outlets were open for business yet. But apparently it's on full occupancy. Loads of international brands previously not available in Malaysia. And deb deb, I've got a nice surprise for you in just a bit. I fell in love with the place because it sorta reminds me of Times Square Hong Kong and a little bit of Harbour City. Very stylish and chic. Hope it stays the same and not be as polluted like KLCC, if you know what I mean *cough cough* budak punk crowd *cough cough*

I saw these two little things in the pastry counter of √Čtoile and I bought 'em right away. They were just screaming "Buy me! Eat me!" into my face. I couldn't resist and gave into temptations. But right at this moment they're still resting in Mr. Bun's fridge 'cause I was too full and tired to eat anymore last night. Maybe it's their sinister plan to trick into freeing them from the dessert counter. Hmmm...



Strawberry tart




Mango something...



Walked around to check out the place for a bit and then I saw it. I saw people carrying bags with boxes of it. I stopped and stared in shock. How could this be? Is this for real? Am I not imagining things? Or am I? Then I snapped out of it and (in the words of Mr. Bun) like an aunty, went over to ask where in the world can I get some of those. "Downstairs", said the shocked girl. So I dragged the guys downstairs and threatened not to let them go back to the office if I didn't get any. What is 'IT' you ask? My friends, I present to you the most awesome thing to have happened to KL-lites since my birth 22 years ago...

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Am I Loving It?

Trust me, I'm no food blogger. So I'll just leave it to the experts to shamelessly take photos of every grub they put into their mouth, regardless of the venue, whether a fine dining restaurant or the neighbourhood mamak stall (albeit with professional-looking food shots to entice me to go try out food at the place which is blogged about).

This morning I was early to KL Sentral since the boyfriend had to work the morning shift (I was there even before 8am okay?) and decided why not I grab breakfast to go from the newly opened Subway outlet? Off I went to the information counter since the Subway bunting was useless 'cause it didn't say where the outlet was, it just had a few pictures of some sandwiches on it and told passerbys that it is now open in KL Sentral (wtf). Unfortunately (or should I say fortunate, keep on reading) Subway is only open from 8am so the shutters were still not up yet. I had to turn back out and pass by McDonald's, which I didn't really pay attention to at first. Then I saw another bunting in front of the golden arches and saw something really amazing. McDonald's Hotcakes is in Malaysia!!!!!!!! Finally... So I had to tapau and get a taste of what us Malaysians have been deprived of in the yummylicious world of fast food all these while. I ordered the Hotcakes set with sausage (not the long ones, the flat and round ones). The set comes with a piece of hashbrown and coffee or tea. The cup for hot drinks are slightly bigger this time around. No pictures 'cause I don't carry a camera with me nowadays. Tried to yank an image off the local McDonald's website but it's so not updated. No information or promotions on the new item at all. Anyways, I wouldn't say the pancakes taste like they're blasting me through the roof, but it was decent enough. Nice and fluffy. But three pieces of those with a sausage is a little heavy. Not to mention the hashbrown. But their hashbrowns are always good. Mmmm...

Last evening me and the boyfriend went to have claypot chicken rice at Pudu. The stall beside Maybank. If you're looking for good claypot chicken rice, this is the stall you should go and try out. They use charcoal to cook the rice so when you get your pot, you'll see that the rice is evenly cooked. I love it 'cause there was no hint of aweful burnt smell that we usually get from the cookie-cutter claypot chicken rice stalls. Even the burnt rice at the bottom of the pot didn't really taste burnt at all. Wish there was a little bit more of salted fish though. Don't really mind the 'lap cheong' (Chinese wax sausages) 'cause I'm not a big fan anyways. They throw in a few pieces of chicken internal parts, something you don't find elsewhere. I loved the one piece of gizzard I found but threw out everything else. It's not like they put in that many anyways. We ordered veges, and I must say their oyster sauce tasted much better than the ones I've had anywhere else. They had soup too but we didn't order any or else we couldn't finish our food. Again, no pictures. Maybe one day I'll have the courage to snap pictures at roadside stalls, without having the fear of uncles or aunties beating me up. I reckon a shot of the uncle working around his stoves would be great, with the flames and all. Argh... Ok la. I shall work hard on my guts.

How to get to the claypot chicken rice stall you ask? Coming along Jalan Pudu on Times Square's side of the road, go down until you see Caltex. There is a Maybank a bit further and you should turn left before Maybank. Then you can see the stall on your left. Car park is a bit of a nuisance here so you gotta be slick at finding a spot. There are parking lots further to the back but you can't the avoid the touts. So just be shameless and park at the back of other people's shoplots. Most of them are off-work in the evening anyways.

Pictures from a lan si country

This post is dedicated entirely to those who have demanded for more pictures from my trip to Hong Kong. So feast your eyes!!





























































My Dan Dan... MUAKS!!
















On the bus to Ocean Park, passing through the infamous tunnel from Kowloon to Hong Kong
















Hong Kong turf club














































Ocean Park's cable system is mad!! Looks like an alien invasion don't they? The ride was bumpy and super fast. Surprisingly, my mom who's usually afraid of heights was comfy during the ride but I was a bit worried, and usually I'm the joker who shakes the cable car to scare others.
















Me in Central.
















I wanted to ride in these buses so badly but didn't :( Scared get lost in Hong Kong...
















Mr. Bun: "I Cannot Accept Corruption"
(ICAC is Hong Kong's version of our Badan Pencegah Rasuah)
















"We're Americans and we rule the world!! Everyone else can fuck off!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"































From left to right: Mickey, Tranny, Minnie




































My favourite Mickey character
























Kinky underwear, anyone?




When old meets new




I don't know why they do it but the restaurant where I had my seafood feast has lobsters in these big plastic bottles. My mom said they were for tapau purposes. Kesian la they have to be trapped in the bottle since they were small.











Well, I don't know if I really love Hong Kong that much... But Hong Kong sure lurves me! Lol

Wawasan 2020

So much for the billions of Ringgit gone down the drain spent on the multimedia infrastructure which Malaysian ministers so gleefully and proudly proclaim as CYBERJAYA. So much for the empty promises ever so proudly declared in every mainstream media not too long ago about fast and efficient government customer service officers. I don't know and don't give a fuck about Telekom Malaysia being a full-government body or not, all I know is that when customers pay for a product/service, they'd better get the equal amount of service for the shit that they pay for. My streamyx connection has been out ever since my trip to Hong Kong and I could get back online just today. Two fucking weeks of being disconnected. Streamyx is back up after endless and pointless shoutings on the phone at lousy customer service tele-officers who keep repeating the same bullshit after every single phone call I made. How could they have lost my connection just like that? My money is those you burn to use in hell meh? Not worthy of your time in the world at the moment izit? There was up to a point which I literally FUCKED the guy upside down on the phone on the second last phone call that I made to TM. Niamah sumore can threaten to disconnect my call for using profanities. Who do you think made my blood boil over a 100 degrees celcius ah? Your useless and fucking slow so-called higher level technicians and your ineffectiveness of getting the message across la... Fuckheaded retards!! Anyways, the point of this entry, apart from the purpose of me venting my anger towards those who are fully responsible for my explosion of raging emotions, is to reinstate the point of why Malaysia is still a developing country even after 50 glorious years of independence. We, the rakyat have people who lack the same problems that we commoners have to face on a daily basis, to lead and run the country. Traffic jam? Take the public transport la! You don't know how sucky our public transport system is because you have traffic policemen clearing off the traffic for you on the road while you sit comfortably in a luxurious car, which is by the way, non-Malaysian made. Internet service no good? That's because Malaysians don't want to fork out the money to upgrade to state-of-the-art technologies and are still lagging behind. NMCH if really got damn good service you think I cannot afford to pay ah? Toll prices too costly? Don't take my highways la! Yeah, as if we have other alternative roads that don't really have a toll plaza... And we do pay our taxes so we're not supposed to be subjected to mind-torturing and body-aching traffic jams on a daily basis, regardless of paying the toll or not. OMG if I have to live such a stressful life filled with so many unnecessary stress, I think I'm gonna kill myself before I actually can live a life.