MUSHROOM CLAM CHOWDER
26 December, 2010
MUSHROOM CLAM CHOWDER
25 December, 2010
Finally, it's here. Nex helped me with the online shopping a month ago. (Since I'm kinda noob with this online shopping) But then, I won't bring up this online shopping as a habit. I don't want to be a shopaholic in future. So, self-control is important!!!! Anyway, I'm going to start paying my first installment of getting a second hand DSLR (Canon 400D) from my "Sifu of Photography" - Chucky. So there you go, please pray for me as I'm starting up my journey of learning how to master "The Art of Photography".
07 December, 2010
There you go:
Uncle Biscuit's Green Tea Cake with red bean in it.
Oh wait, have I forgotten something??? Who's the birthday(MEN)??? Almost forgot to introduce to you all our birthday(MEN). Note: The reason why I put "MEN" in a bracket, It's because we got two "heroes" whose birthday date were close (Jacky on the 6th and Andrew on the 8th) and "someone" claimed that they were no longer called themselves a "BOY" anymore. (You know who you are. *EVIL SMILE*)
Andrew Wong the "Smiling Prince“ (yellow shirt) & Jacky Loo the "Professional Photog" (blue shirt)
This so-called "Yumcha+Birthday+Gathering" event (3 in 1) was organised by Winx and collaborated by me as the venue-proponent (But, we forced to switch venue from Jabez, Damai to Kopi Ping, Damai in the last minute, since the place I proposed early on was "Closed” last night.)
Thanks to everyone who made an effort come to the gathering. (Ck,Calvin,Shong Loo and Soon Fatt) and for those who can't made it (David, Imelda, Koch and Tina) We will catch up again during Christmas Eve.
By the way, someone from the gang just commented me kinda cool and seldom smile. Hmm... am I??? Oh well, I'm actually not cool. It just I can't smile out. Can anybody teach me how to smile or be happy???
Last but not least, I would like to wish my friends once again here: Andrew and Jacky
01 December, 2010
Throughout these entire 9 days of being locked up in this new environment (Secret Scary Room), I had actually learned a lot, explored a lot, experienced a lot, but most of all I had enough of "Quite Time" for my own.
"LEARNED" - Yeah, learned to fix my blog. Ok, I did messed up my blog's layout once again with this stupid Youtube clips. Since I'm alone and far far away from my "sifu" this week. That's mean I need to "Stand On My Own Feet" and try to fix it on my own.I was like spending half of my day trying to understand those HTML code by referring back the one "sifu" done previously. Guess what??? I made a success. (The satisfaction is like "WOW" for me, although you might said "Cheh!!! What's the big deal???")
25 November, 2010
Why do I missing in action for such a long period?? Well, let me explain it here:
1. For those who really know me in person, I'm sure you got the answer. But for those who did not know me in real life.Well, I got a bad habit here : "Boo won't do anything if the mood is not there. Boo will only move on once the "fire" within is burning. (So, never pushing me, cos that will only wasting all your energy with a zero returned result.)
2. Another reason is blame it to the slowpoke internet line in my area lately. This retarded internet line made my desire throughout surfing drop down to zero according the scale.
Ok, that's it with all my explanations... Actually I want to share with you all stuff that I had discovered in the past few days. 2 days ago, I was like having a strong desire to re-tweet again in Twitter. Then, I met this fellow whose name is Jaeson Ma (An American Christian actor, musician, writer, and minister who is best known for his work as a pastor and Christian entertainer.) Who had released his first album "Love" and now is promoting his second album "Glory" release concert in Los Angeles.
I start to youtube it, and I found both the video clips. And I already fell in love with them when I listened to them for the first time. Thus, I try to connect with him regarding how am I supposed to get myself a copy of "Glory" album via Twitter. And guess what?? I got replied from him. Since the album will only released on 7 Dec 2010. So it's a pre-order session and I'd been told that they wont selling the album in Malaysia. So which means I can't find the album elsewhere racks. The only way is to get it here. Holy crap, which means I have to do an online shopping which I had never done before. And I donno how either. But thank God, a trusted forum friend of mine helped me out by purchasing the album on behalf of me. Thank you ..... Nex :D (Promised to pay you back as soon as your bank statement and the album landed safely in KK.)
Well, as I mentioned I never done an online shopping in my life so far.... And moreover purchased the most expensive album amongst my collections of albums in my life. But for me, it worth that much.
Before I signing off, I will be leaving you all with these awesome clips that I had been listened all over again and again these 2 days.
"Love" from his first album
and "Glory" from his second album (Which is about to come out somewhere this 7 December. Oh man!!! I just can't wait for my copy of his album arrived.)
20 September, 2010
Well, finally Boo was out of the "cage" on 10 September to a potluck dinner which had been invited by a forum's friend - Yack Yack a.k.a Jack Law. It was a fun night, although it had been raining cats and dogs and unexpected situation like I forgot to bring the house's keys which made my dad waited me until 1A.M. in the next day. (Gomenasai, dad!!!) I was totally "TARPED" by the green tea drinks and delicious food. (3 cups in just 1 night... Crazy!!!) Met more new friends in person from the forum such as : Nex, Town, Jean, Nicholas. And of course had a great laughters with the movie we watched - Spaceballs.
Ahahahha... That's made my day.
Followed by 11 September, attended my colleague - Bevina Au and her hubby Thomas's big day events (Morning: wedding reception at Sacred Heart Cathedral & followed by a wedding dinner at May Flower Restaurant in the evening) It was my first time attended a Roman Catholic's wedding reception. I was a bit touched when they played this particular of song "The Wedding" by Julie Rogers. Well, wondering when I get the chance??? Guess, never happen to me in this life. Hur.... Hur.... Hur....
To: Thomas & Bevina,
Wishing both of you have a great marriage life, and it's fate which drove both of you together, let's treasured each other and God's work. Cos not everyone given the privilege like both of you had.
Ooops, sorry!!!! Am I made my intro too long???? Better get back to my story of Taiwan. The first travel spot on our second day in Taiwan was "Yehliu Geological Park (野柳地质公园)".
Almost getting up 3A.M. in the morning every morning.
One weird phenomena you will get to see in Taiwan is that - Sun rises in Taiwan faster than sun rises in Malaysia.
These photos proved that what I'm saying: (Took it 5A.M. in the morning inside my hotel's room)
So after finished our breakfast in the lobby, we headed to Yehliu Geological Park (野柳地质公园).
Before I leave you with eye-catching photos, here are some details of the Geological Park:
Yehliu is a cape of about 1,700 meters long formed by Datun Mountain reaching into the sea. When overlooked from above, the place is like a giant turtle submerging into the sea. Thus, it is also called "Yehliu Turtle". Because the rock layer of seashore contains sandstone of limestone texture and it is subject to sea erosion, weathering and earth movements, there is particular scenery consisting of sea trenches/holes, candle shaped rocks, and pot shaped rocks. The place is divided into three sections. The first section has rocks like Queen's Head, Fairy's Shoe and Candle. The second section has rocks like Bean Curd, Dragon Head. The third section has sea-eroded caves, seal shaped rock, etc. The place is suitable for geological study and field research. In addition, there is a statue of Lin Tien Jane in commemoration of the person's bravery of scarifying own live for saving others. The monument describes in details the touching story. There is a marine world in Yeliu. The marine world is the first marine center in the country for exhibition of ocean evolution. It has the best sightseeing tunnel under sea, showing about 200 rare fish species and marine lives. The area of marine live specimen demonstrates many specimens of precious marine mammals and fish. It is very educational. There are excellent shows of whales, dolphins and seals, such as diving, ballet on water and other talent shows. There is a stadium with 3,500 seats. On holidays, the place attracts many visitors for the show. When you visit Yeliu, don't forget to visit sea world and feel the marine wanders.
The Queen's Head
Some other Formation Rocks as well....
Last but not least.......
A memorial for a man who lost his life while saving some kids who fell in the water
That's all for now.... Coming up next, I will bring you all to Jiu Fen (九份) another old streets where you can find all sorts of tit-bits and I did find my "LOVE" here. Wanna know what izzit??? Come join me in my next blog post. Till then, I'm signing off. Yeehaa!!!!!
08 September, 2010
What is "Mongolian BBQ" ???
Although Mongolian barbecue first appeared in Taiwan in the middle to late 20th century, the stir-frying of meats on a large, open surface is supposed to evoke Mongolian foods and Mongolian traditions. Or the preparation derives from Japanese-style teppanyaki which was popular in Taiwan at the time. The very first Mongolian Barbecue restaurant (Gengis Khan Mongolian BBQ) was opened in 1976, and was located in downtown Taipei, Taiwan.
American restaurants such as HuHot Mongolian Grill and BD's Mongolian Barbeque claim that soldiers of the Mongol Empire gathered large quantities of meats, prepared them with their swords and cooked them on their overturned shields over a large fire. A German restaurant chain with the same concept claims that the Mongolian soldiers cooked their meals on a heated stone.
Typically, diners choose various ingredients from a buffet of thinly sliced raw meats (beef, pork, lamb, turkey, chicken, shrimp) and vegetables (cabbage, tofu, sliced onion, cilantro, broccoli, and mushrooms) and assemble them in a large bowl or on a plate. These ingredients are given to the griddle operator who adds the diner's choice of sauce and transfers them to one section of the hot griddle. Oil and sometimes water may be added to ease cooking, and the ingredients are stirred occasionally.
The ample size of the Mongolian barbecue griddle allows for several diners' food to be cooked simultaneously on different parts of the griddle. In many restaurants (primarily buffets) one dish will be cooked at a time, the operator walking around the outside of the grill once or twice moving the food while walking. When cooking is complete, the finished dish is scooped into a bowl and handed to the diner. Many Mongolian barbecue restaurants are-"all-you-can-eat."
I even made myself my favorite ABC too.
Food stories had been never end, Our mindful Malaysian tour guide (Veronica) and the Taiwanese tour guide (Tommy) had a little surprise for my daddy (Since 8th June - our first day in Taiwan was exactly the date my daddy came to this world)
They had prepared a fruity birthday cake which I thought it more like a fruity pie for me.
And of course together we were celebrating for all the June babies as well. (And I'm one of the baby either :D)