Friday, January 30, 2009

'Reunion' Dinner at TGIF

    Hmm..What should I say. Today is the 5th day of Chinese New Year. Weirdly, I don't feel the atmosphere of CNY as much here. Even the few days before the CNY, it felt like nothing's going on. The only thing that could explain all that is because very few people is actually KL-ites. Ya know, where their hometown is actually in KL. So, when there are major festivals, everyone would be taking the bus home. Except me la. Except Peter la. All because of the RM1200 tickets. Well nvm. We had CNY Eve dinner at TGIF, and I actually felt grateful coz I tasted almost the best food over my whole 21 years of short life. 


As the pic suggests-Come for the food, stay for the fun. And we certainly did.

    The waitress was nice enough to greet us Gong Xi Fa Cai before giving us the menu, and I gave one mark for that. And we looked at the menu where the cheapest main dishes are more than RM25 and the cheapest desserts would be half that price. Okay. So I told Peter that it is CNY Eve and it would be our right to spend and indulge ourselves. There's Shiraz and Chardonnay, but as I was driving, so no no. And we ordered, and we waited.

               'This is so gonna be my Valentine's Day dinner place'...

The atmosphere was just so the nice, with the right songs playing all the time, plus the decorations on the wall. Behind me is the antique phone and God knows what else, all real ones.


              Peter daddy-daddy-cooooll!!

And there's Peter, with the cool 'smile'. Honestly, Friday's is just like a big, cosy dining room that u often see in the movies and trust me, it feels just so.

    After 5 mins or so, our drinks came. And my dear, here's time to     go 'U-waaaaaa.

             'Slurpee' Slushee??

Mine's called ____ Slushee. It actually tastes like Slurpee, but I was not disappointed though. Quite a big glass, enough to last me more than 2 hours without the ice melting until it's tasteless.       RM9++

And here's Peter's.

             Pineappe Sunshine

Pineapple Sunshine. Sunshine should be the slice of pineapple with the cherry on top. RM8++

Again we waited, for 15 mins or so. And what came next..........

             New York Strip

Peter's- New York Strip. Now I don't remember whether it is beef or chicken, Anyway, I gotta say the layer of fat(notice the red layer near the ice-cream like mashed potato) tastes very very nice. Last time I would cut out the fat and put it aside. But this is just so the different, so tender and so soft..i'm salivating when I'm typing this.....but it's Peter's.      RM45++

                   Jack Daniel's Steak

Muahahaha!! Mine's Steak with Jack Daniel's SAUCE!! Now I gotta emphasize the sauce though, coz it made all the difference. The sauce was just heavenly that you'll 'celup' everything inside before putting it into your mouth. Bon-appetit! So good that Peter asked for the same sauce to put on his steak. Ughhhh!! You won't believeeeeee it! And the mashed potato. You should be able to recall KFC's. Trust me, you can forget that taste completely. This mashed potato is just pure, like it's been squeezed out dry from a real potato. Mama!! It's just..nice. The price?    RM55++  Alcohol-grilled or not, it's your choice.


             Peter Kecewa

One thing though. We were deceived by the size. It looked quite big in the menu so we thought we should be full. Then it came out and Peter was a little disappointed as it was not as big as he thought. So we thought, what the heck. Let's indulge and savor every bite. After two hours cutting and biting, we were so full. We were deceived twice la, all by the size. Considering that it's 90% meat, I had some problem in the toilet the next day, but it's another story la.


             Peter pose.

We're done and enjoying the last sip. It's ten pm and quite empty dy.


             Cosy corner

A cosy cosy corner. All the tables are placed considerably to the next so as to let you have some privacy with your friends while at the same time ensuring that you enjoy the warmth of the place.


                   Non smoking area

The front door at the left. Small tables for four people. Notice that all the lamps are old Victorian era styled and no two is the same. Strange enough I saw a few Chinese families obviously having their Reunion dinner here. Sad. Homecooked dishes are unrivalled.

I didn't get to take pics of the other corners though. The place is big enough to accommodate a smoking and a non smoking corner. Good enough that you won't smell a whiff of smoke scent even though you can clearly see someone puffing a humongous cigar. There's another bar obviously for drinks and to watch football.

That was my second trip to Friday's since the last 2 years and I was more than impressed with the food, customer service, cleanliness and ambience. So, 98 out of 100. Very highly recommended. Just make sure you bring more than 100 bucks per person and it'll be more than enough. And to all my Muslim friends (Erma!!), this restaurant is HALAL. They do serve alcoholic drinks but rest assured, what you order will be clean and untainted. So bring Faizal over would you?

And enough all for the Boikot US issue. It's never gonna work, not efficient and useless. Donate money to Palestinian fund would be much better. Now it's Obama, so let's support a black man to make the world a better place, shall we?

That's all. Last note, go on Fridays as you'll get big discounts. BIG. Trust me. Bye.


Sunday, January 11, 2009

New Year Resolutions

     Bet you guys must be wondering why I'm writing this only now huh. Well, I'm just bored. I don't know what to write yet I feel like blogging. Hm...

       So, let me talk bout the title above then. I for one, do not like to have any new year resolution. I never have that tradition, ritual, habit or anything that you wanna call them with. It only began in my cell group where Wei Ping said it's good to have goals, to have something that can define what you're living for. I had 8 goals last year, and it's quite comforting to know I achieved 5 of them. Nice leh! Some of them are: having a breakthru in giving tithes; overcoming bad habits and sins; getting better result and getting a car. Not gonna elaborate them, and the getting a car part, it's very very near so I just included it to my 'success' list. In terms of spiritual impact, things were not so good. Still, I managed to bring a friend to my church for a coupla times. Did it give me a sense of achievement and success? Yeah. Couldn't believe it. Read an article last few weeks in The Star stating a report that, new year resolutions make ppl feel bad about themselves. Perhaps, especially when you write impossible goals for themselves. So this year, I got cleverer and wrote goals that can actually be achieved.

      One of my goal this year is to have a deeper, more understanding relationship with my belle.

                    Copy of DSC_0310

      Yeah. I wanna have a deeper relationship, means that I'm taking into account the future. I wanna have a strong bond, a connection that is not artificial, but close, whole and defines us as a couple. A connection that links spiritual strength, mental familiarity and true love. Yes. A hope that we will love each other, and the love that we have will never grow stale, but fresh everyday. A love that provides excitement of seeing each other, a stirring in the heart that 'i am yours, you are mine, and we belong to each other'. The last statement may come true if the future is ours, together next time. =)

      Erm..cheesy enough I think. Others, I'll include in time, when I don't feel like a hypocrite talking bout them. Monday blues is descending. Thank God for Friday. Which is mine and is not far away. =P

Monday, January 5, 2009


    Finally finally!! HAHAHAHA!! Well, not that I finally own a DSLR, nor a car, but that the somehow HTML illiterate me found a way to update my blog easily using Windows Live Writer. I don't update my blog that much because I just hate the blog layout of Blogger. The space is so tiny that one pic fills the whole space. But WLW is so convenient as I don't have to open Chrome to blog but just click into WLW and start blogging right away. You might as well try it yourself and see if it clings on to you.

    Well, still no pic for this post. Guess this only happens when I don't have an SLR. I do have pics taken long time ago in my hard drive, and mind you, they are very interesting pics ;). I just aint got no mood to photoshop and post them. It takes too much of my time. Just for the sake of it then..


Guess what bird this is? Heheh..and if it is real.

       Okay some updates here. Tell me, what do you think of an 18 years old Proton Saga Sedan, for 3000 bucks? Well, I feel that I can flatten the price more, for 2500-2200? Plus a few thousand for repairs and maintenance, guess I'll have a decent car on the road. Hopefully it's good enough to go 2 years more before I sell it away again, for 1000 bucks maybe, to anyone that wants it.

     Other than that, the rest are just old timers. Started class since last week, and how dull it must've made me feel. At least I don't have class on Friday, and out of the 4 days, only 2 of them requires me to stay back till 4.30. Nice that it's lighter than last few sems. Compared to previous', this one's a bliss. Not talking bout going back one hour earlier even though we've signed the attendance. Other than groups assigned, I won't complain more than I used to. Just for this one sem, I'll do my best before going to UM.

      Had few serious talks with my girl some time back. This year, everything feels great, for now perhaps. I feel nearer to my goals. I feel closer to my belle, not in a playful way, but in a way that I know we're better prepared for the future. It's weird to know that we're graduating in 3 years time. Beyond that, no one knows what will happen. We plan as we may, but God decides everything.

     I better stop before I become philosophical. Optimism. My word of the day. = )