Archive for May, 2008

The One With Manchester United as the best in England and Europe!!!

Posted in Uncategorized on May 22, 2008 by steve maestro

WOO HOO!!! You know it’s right, you know it’s inevitable, you know it’s impossible to deny them the victory and the glory they so deserve!!!

… ok, not quite so…

In the end, a very tensed match. Both sides were equally good, both sides had their chances and both sides had the fair amount of passion and hunger to win the title.

But for Sir Alex Ferguson and his boys, it was yet another special moment. Nothing can beat the 98/99 Champions League moments though, although yesterday night in Luzhniki Stadium, Moscow came a close second.

It’s been a tough season for MU, and there’s no other better way to celebrate their victory other than delivering the double trophies and honors to the club, and to the supporters around the world.

The best, in England, and now Europe. Been wanting to say that for a very, very long time…

How did YOU celebrate MU’s victory?

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The One With The Food Indulgence Rendezvous Part 3

Posted in Food&Travels, Friends, Wonderful Things on May 22, 2008 by steve maestro

[This is a Part 3 of a 3 part series. WARNING: Lots of photos ahead, thread with caution]

Previously, on F.I.R.:

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Soundtrack: ‘Rockafeller Skank’ by Fatboy Slim

Date: 22nd April 2008

“The following took place at around 1645 to 1730

…and we left Midvalley, after hanging out there for almost half the day. Leslie, Su Ann, Nally and Li Anne left us and went on to their own paths, leaving us with no option but to go and savor the flavors of bak kut teh in Taman Midah, Cheras. But lo and behold… the day that we all chose to go wet out tastebuds with their bak kut teh, so happened to be the day that they were not opened for business. And we can’t even settle for yong tau fu, the second next item available there, because they were closed too! So in the end we settled for…

Char Kuay Teow…

I don’t know how to read Chinese, so I assume this is the sign for the Char Kuay Teow stall.

“The following took place at around 1730 to 1830

…and yes, in the end, with our hearts as heavy as a one tonne lorry, we settled for something that’s not even in our original F.I.R. plan. But still, a hungry stomach needs to be satisfied.

Esther’s dissatisfied face. Notice her almost flawless expression of anger seeping out through the pores of her face…

The Char Kuay Teow. Not bad.

Kelvin K with this oh-so-vain pose, enjoying his plate of char kuay teow. Mind the calories you diva…

“The following took place at around 1830 to 1945

… and after the early dinner, we proceeded with the original plan, which is to visit Langat Hill aka Cheras Hill aka Look Out Point aka a-gazillion-other-names Hill. But in the end, the group became even smaller as Jonathan, Janice and Henry all had things to do and could not join us for our next destination. Sigh, but the show must go on, the journey must continue. Up we go with the four of us, Kelvin K, Jojo, Esther and myself.

The journey to reach there took quite some time as there were heavy downpours and some major scary moments (*hint hint hint). But in the end, we reached the place safe and sound.

The view from the cafe, before it turned dark…

The Gasoline Cafe. Deserted at first, but later people started to fill the place. Scary workers they have there… shouting ‘WELCOME!!!!’ and ‘THANK YOU!!!!’ to every single person who walks pass the area…

The view from the cafe…

Played with the camera’s shutter speed. Would be a nice picture if the camera was not moved in the end…

“The following took place at around 1945 to 2030

… and so finally, we halt the day to an end, as we bid adieu to the place. Sent the three of them back, and after that I proceeded home too.

Well then, that’s it. The Food Indulgence Rendezvous. Not much food involved, but great fellowship and company with friends for the entire day.

[This has been the 3 part series of Food Indulgence Rendezvous, thank you for reading this. This message will self destruct in 5 seconds.]

BOOM!!!

The One With The Luk Luk

Posted in Food, Friends, My experiences on May 14, 2008 by steve maestro

‘Luk Luk‘= direct translation to English means Roll Roll. Pronounced the same way as you pronounce the word look in English.

There has been many questions raised as to why this term ‘Luk Luk‘ existed. As many would know, a Chinese character, though same in spelling, but if pronounced differently, it will bring a different meaning.

The origins of this ‘Luk‘ word perhaps meant the word ‘boil’, but even then, the ‘luk‘ word here is pronounced differently than the current ‘Luk‘ word we commonly use now.

So, on why the term ‘Luk Luk‘ existed, we will never know. Let’s just say it’s a mystery…

Anyhow…

This is how a typical ‘Luk Luk’ store would look like.

You can locate this almost anywhere where there’s a crowd. There’s even the Malay version of ‘Luk Luk’ now, which obviously caters to the non-halal crowd. Just like how they ‘Chicken’-ised everything, Chic Kut Teh, Chicken Ham, Chicken Char Siew and so on…

The Guide to ‘Luk Luk‘ eating:

The method or process of enjoying ‘Luk Luk’ is very simple. First, you choose from the many food items that is on display, ranging from seafood, fishball, to vegetables and so on. However, be careful of the pricing as some can be really expensive. It is shown through the color markings at the tip of each stick, different colors for different prices.

After you have selected it, you simply place it onto the hot boiling pot to cook it. There will be three readily available pots to accommodate the number of patrons and accessibility. There’s also a deep frying pot if you feel like you want to have your food deep fried. Like this:

Deep fried porkballs. One of my all time favorites.

Yes as you can see, you simply place your cooked foods onto a half polysterene container. After that, you may pour the sauces onto it as you please, like the sweet sauce, chill sauce and my personal favorite, the satay sauce.

And after that, all you have to do, is to simply enjoy eating it!

And thankfully for Prakash and myself, there’s always one ‘Luk Luk‘ stall in front of our college. After he’s done with his work and I’m done with my classes, this is where we ‘release’ our stress from being both an employee and a college student.

So there you go, the complete guide to the ‘Luk Luk‘ experience! Feel free to call me or the Indian dude whenever you wanna eat ‘Luk Luk‘. Availability might be limited to individual’s laziness and appointments.

The One With The Life So Far & Exciting Two Weeks Ahead!

Posted in My experiences, Other Things, Wonderful Things on May 14, 2008 by steve maestro

College resumed with it’s second semester, and boy it is starting to shape up to be a good semester already… at least for now it is. One thing I should note is that, I’m really enjoying myself in my mass communication studies.

After leaving my previous campus life behind (click HERE and HERE), I kinda thought to myself that it would be hard to go back to campus life and things like that. And it became tougher when I worked sometime last year, thinking how could I adjust back to campus and being a student. I kinda knew I’m gonna head to UCSI to further my studies before I actually started working, but the thought of it just scares me. How on earth am I gonna be able to gel in with all these people? Not to mention half of these people are younger than me?

Only one thing I can say so far…

IT WAS AWESOME!!!

I wouldn’t say “Gosh I wished I could have come in earlier to experience all this!”, cuz I think somehow, in one way or another, the whole timing and process it took to actually land my big butt in UCSI were needed. Meaning… I don’t think I could enjoy what I’m enjoying now even if I were to come in earlier to UCSI. On another note, Prakash, Jon and myself played for this music performance thing in campus this noon called ‘The Hive’. It was good and kudos to the rest who played too (Matthew and Djeznna’s Stalker). So for those of you who is interested in participating or want to know more information please email to thehive.ucsi@gmail.com. It’ll be a fortnight thing, Wednesdays in UCSI Lobby area.

On another note… I’ve got a busy yet exciting and fun two weeks ahead! It goes like this:

17th to 19th= Church Camp in Port Dickson
21st= Champions League Final!!! Anybody wanna watch together?
Between 22nd to 23rd= Arrival of Osim Massage Chair (oh how I long for a massage chair…MSN status would be set to ‘Away’ all the time…)
24th to 26th= Businessmen&Professional camp thingy in Cherating, Kuantan. Going as part of the CF crew. Woo hoo~~
28th= Hillsongs United in GTPJ!!! If you’ve not heard of it yet, click HERE.

So yeah, it is a fun two week ahead! Lots of things to look forward to, especially the Cherating one, as I really need a holiday. And I have church camp before that, so double holiday! Yay me!!!

Okay, I’m getting cranky now so… that’s it.

The One With The Drink Spiking!

Posted in Randoms, Rants&Crap, Ridiculous things on May 12, 2008 by steve maestro

YOU!!!!

Yes you!!!

You drink spiker!!!
You ULTIMATE DRINK SPIKER!!!

Hehe…

The One With The Tenth Title!

Posted in Football, My experiences, Wonderful Things on May 12, 2008 by steve maestro

Once again… Manchester United won the English Premier League! Back to back! Take that Chelsea!!!

This shows that money&wealth won’t buy you success…

A bunch of scrappy players and one good Spanish striker won’t earn you success as well…

A bunch of misfiring so-called arsenals won’t ‘gun’ you success as well…

Sweet, sweet victory for Manchester United indeed. I salute you Edwin Van Der Sar, Tomasz Kuszczak, Ben Foster, Rio Ferdinand, Nemanja Vidic, Wes Brown, MIkael Silvestre, Gerard Pique, Gary Neville, Patrice Evra, Owen Hargreaves, Michael Carrick, Paul Scholes, Ryan Giggs, Park Ji-Sung, Anderson, I HATE TO PUT YOUR NAME HERE but Nani, John O’Shea, Darren Fletcher, Louis Saha, Wayne Rooney, Carlos Tevez, and oh, not forgetting, the ever amazing, CRISTIANO RONALDO!!!

Did I miss anyone?

Right, I forgot someone, or rather a team…

Sir Alex Ferguson and your brave and hardworking team, Carlos Queiroz, Mike Phelan, Robert Swires, Martin Ferguson, and the likes.

Thank you all for delivering the dream to us!!!

Okay, now, for 21st May in Moscow…

Speaking of Moscow, see this video…:

The One With The ‘I know…’

Posted in Emo Moments, My experiences, Randoms on May 10, 2008 by steve maestro

Yes, this is yet another reply for you… if you’re expecting one that is…

‘I know…’

Why am I posting it here you ask? Cuz I know you constantly check this page. Erm, blog stats won’t lie.

But if there’s anything I can add to it is that I appreciate everything you’ve said before. All the little things that mattered most. All the times you held your patience against my childishness.

Once again, I thank you.

P.S.: Can anyone tell me what does P.S. means? I don’t get the P.S. thing at the end of each letter, I know it’s supposed to be there for you to add something to it in case you forgot or haven’t added it into your letter but what does P.S. means?