Tuesday, September 28, 2004

Darlie ToothPaste

Have you ever notice there are actually a lot of Malaysians using Darlie (toothpaste) everyday? No matter how much advertisement colgate or fresh & white try to air on the television, a Darlie person will never seemed to give a second thought in switching over.

I am one of them too. Tried using Darkie (old name of Darlie) at one time in cousin's place and got addicted to the distinctive taste even till now. It is not me alone that have such addiction, I realize it is the same with my sister lah, my friend lah, colleague?

Darlie can make ease people who are home sick to a minimum level too. I have seen one Malaysian student would spend AUD$7 for one toothpaste from the Asian grocery shop. I have also seen my brother and my ex-housemate carrying a few tubes when the go to Australia.

Read more about Darlie history here, err... Darkie maybe:

Friday, September 24, 2004


A colleague of mine, recently has decide she had enough of her marriage and decided to go on divorce procedure. What upset her is that, the husband doesn't seem to give up, kept on harrasing her often through sms and such.

So, why do people get married when to get divorce is just as easy? I can't explain too... maybe you guys have something to argue on?

Thursday, September 23, 2004

JW Marriot Starhill Bintang Walk

Was invited for a seminar at JW Marriot Bkt Bintang yesterday. I am impressed that KL could actually have such fine 5 stars hotel after all. Elaborate, luxurious yet warmth decorations really enhance all senses. In my opinion, other hotels like Concord nor Mutiara shouldn't claim themselves a 5 stars when compare with Marriot. Have you seen how old some of these 5 stars hotels are?

One of the worst luxury hotel I have been to is the Carcosa Seri Negara. The toilet once famed for its gold plated faucet, is rather filthy the last time I visited it. The carpet has that moldy smell when I walk on it.

Best Mooncake 2004

Mooncake festival is here again. I bought two mooncakes from JW Marriot Gourmet yesterday, namely the double yokes white lotus and Plain red bean. Yum yum, I definately would say that is by far the tastiest mooncake I tasted this year. What make the white lotus stand out is that, it is moist yet not too sweet to my tasting.

Double Yoke White Lotus - RM12.00
Plain White Lotus - RM11.00
Single Yoke Red Bean - RM11.00
Plain Red Bean - RM10.00

Whoah, mahal ye~

Monday, September 20, 2004

MATTA Fair - Help! I am just a normal Tiger.

I went to the Matta fair in PWTC on 19th September. To my shocking, I found that A formosa resort actually brought their tiger cub and an orang utan at such place so crowded with people. They were such restless and scared with stares from the publics, while the trainer seemed more than please that he was able to show his ability to control these poor animals.

What makes it legal for the businessmen to owns a tiger, an orang utan. Then why is it not legal for a home to owns it then? Does it mean that a proper trained veteranian have enough experience to take care these endangered animals better than normal people? Certainly it is totally unsuitable for them to parade the animals at such crowded place because the chances of contacting diseases for them is high. Surplus, it is unnatural for the animals to be put for such use.

Since our government are not capable of keep tracking of such wild life abuse, comprehensively, it is not a surprise then to see the amount endangered animals being sold in well-known pet shop around the country.

Wild life protection can be done from the even most basic level, such as from teaching young children to respects mother nature by educating their parents and teachers at school. It can also be done by advertising through regular television propaganda, just like how it was done for the anti-smoking advert now.

Tuesday, September 14, 2004

Hungry Ghost Festival at SEA Park - Who is more hungry?

Have you been to a Hungry Ghost Festival before? If yes, then have you been to their follow up dinner before then?

Most of the merchants will do their yearly grand prayer in a temporary built up place, whereby people started donating rice lah, oil lah, paper offering lah to please the unrest ones. Apparently shortly after the prayer they will follow up with charity dinner, usually few days later.

So, my mom's line dancing friend invited us for one of these dinners, yesterday in SEA Park (somewhere near SS2). Her husband, being one of the loyal member to the SEA Park merchant Assoc. has bought 2 tables for the nite. Since many friends couldn't come, the friend decided to invite her neighbour, Doris too...

As usual, some terrible singer was singing chinese oldies when we first arrived. The people at the table next to us were busy playing poker cards, while the table next to it were puffing cigarettes away.

Not long after that, the dinner begun. While gulping hungrily, the district MP went up stage to talk, then blah blah until auctioning time.

This is interesting, the association has order about 5 decorative items that were gold plated: Two fishes around a jade plate, a golden abacus, rice containers ?!, Jars of black gold (apparently a Teochew favourite). Then slowly, very very draggy, they will auction each item out, starting with a price of RM388. The people at the dinner, will then start to bid on each item with the price they think fit for the item. Money obtain from this auction was to be donated to one of the heamodylisis center.

And guess what, it become like a show off time. Some guys will try to come out with price as much as RM20,200 for one of the items, while the others will out bid offering even higher price. Meanwhile, there were pushy members that try to get the quiet member to bid, by putting the microphone in front of them. The whole thing just got so crazy. According to my mom's friend, her husband actually got pushed to bid for that same rice container last year at the price of RM18,888. My aunt was so mad so mad with the husband, until he also not dare to bring the prize home. Till now, that container was still left at the association office. LoL...

Oh, about Doris. We were happily eating first few dishes to our satisfaction. But gradually we become full and ate less and less. Swiftly Doris took out the plastic bags she bought from home, obviously a veteran in charity dinner she is, she scoped the braised pork knuckles into the plastic bags even though it was still burning hot. My aunt was a bit ticked since Doris never ask for permission!

Next, there come the prawns with oatmeal (YUM!). We just started to feast of them, but she already start putting a few into the plastic bag (mind u, different bag). And my aunt felt unfair, she brought over the bowl, more of less like fighting to put all the the remining prawns for herself. This just carry on for the other dishes (vegetarian dish, fried rice)...

It was a very unusual night out to me, nonetheless, especially getting to see people from different walk of life such as the above. Heh