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Fishball Lunch

I go periodically to the SEA Park area, and I find it is full of good eating spots.

One that I like is the Tang House Of Fishball


It has a cool (as in low temperature) atmosphere, with marble topped chairs and stools, and a menu with various classical Chinese (or Teo Chew, I suppose) dishes


One of which is the 'Celery noodles', of which I ordered the 'dry' version (i.e. with the soup on the side) - cost about RM6


The noodles are green, cooked nicely al dente, with a sprinkling of pork mince and fried fish cake. Very nice. Though I was a bit disappointed as the fish balls were not stuffed, and I'm sure they were the last time I got the dish!

Anyway, I would recommend the place for anyone wanting a light lunch. They also have some nice looking 'ais potong' and various desserts.

12 & 14, Jln. 21/19
SEA Park
Tel: 03-7876 5461

(P.S: As an attempt in 'speed blogging', 20 minutes for this post has failed miserably against sixthseal's three minutes!)

Nuffnang Mamma Mia screening

Yet another free movie thanks to Nuffnang :-) Thanks again!

There are many reviews of Mamma Mia out there (will do a list in the next post) but here’s my opinion anyway.

It was enjoyable, and I like Meryl Streep, so I enjoyed seeing her in a pretty unconventional role. However, I’m not completely convinced by this recent slew of semi-musicals with conventional actors (the other one I saw was Sweeny Todd ): I mean, they don’t sing that well, and that is important for a musical after all! As a comparison, I didn’t enjoy it as much as Across the universe , which I think is because I prefer The Beatles to ABBA, and it had a very cool sixties/psychedelic feel to it. Also, the singers were better – perhaps because they were not big stars, so the casting could be done more in relation to their musical skills. WW preferred Mamma Mia to Across the Universe, so I guess it depends…


It’s a fun movie though, with an unexpected ending and a non-conventional feel to it – it’s good to see a movie that’s not obsessed with showing youth as the only beauty. Although there are scenes with hot young women and men, there are also scenes with older people enjoying themselves too. There is some very nice photography that made me feel like going to Greece again. Overall, I’d give it 7.5/10.

Before I left for the movie, I spotted a post by joshuongys who was suggesting that Nuffnangers meet up at Burger King beforehand – and managed to gather about 30 bloggers and friends there! Not bad! He only posted the post the night before, but it got Nanged enough to put it in the top ten in Innit which probably explains the turnout.


Normally I never eat in fast food (costs too much and isn’t very good usually), but I will make an exception for Burger King – and I tried out a Black Pepper Whopper. Honestly it wasn’t bad, although the sauce kept dripping all over the place. Here’s the obligatory food photo :-)


I met Jentzen and Marcus for the first time, and caught up with a couple of other bloggers. In the cinema, there was a funny incident when I started talking to the people next to me – somehow they weren’t bloggers and had got the tickets from a friend, and looked at me kind of strangely when I started chatting and asking them what was their blog…

OK – I gotta rush because… I GOT FREE TICKETS TO HED KANDI!! Hehehe :-D Thanks to yapthomas I found out about a competition a week or so ago, and yesterday got a call to tell me to get to Euphoria before 11pm today. Honestly, I haven't been to a club in years (literally), so I feel I've got nothing decent to wear and wondering how long I will last - but I'm looking forward to it anyway :-)

Nuffangers buka puasa at the apartment downtown

Last Saturday Nuffnang was kind enough to invite me to a blogger sharing session at the apartment downtown. It’s in KLCC, right in front of the fountains, and there is a nice view from downstairs (where the restaurant is) and upstairs (where there’s a bar). The design concept is interesting – based on the ‘apartment’ theme, there’s like a living room, bedroom, shower, etc… even the toilet is called the ‘Loo’.


The concept of the menu seems to be ‘east meets west’ – in the buffet they had pasta, lamb, chicken as well as ikan cincalok, kangkong, rendang and other Malaysian specialties. I had the ikan cincalok, pasta, kangkong and bread with a tasty butter (it had sundried tomatoes in it I think) – it was OK, but the pasta was overcooked. For desert I jumped on the apple and pear crumble, along with some kuih – all very nice, and the coffee was good too. Unfortunately free alcohol was not on offer (boo) but the coolers were very refreshing. Their menu is online, if you want to check it out.


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Death Race - a review


Do any of you remember the cartoon Wacky Races? It was about a car race of wacky cars


And the bad guy was always trying to sabotage the others, but ended up coming last each time although he had the fastest car…


It ran from 1968 to 1970, but I remember watching it in French as a kid, probably around 1977-8.

1975 saw Death Race 2000


It had a pre-Rambo Sylvester Stallone in it – who (surprisingly enough) has a role that involves wielding a machine gun and killing as many people as possible with his car. I guess some things never change :-)

Well, Death Race, which just came out and which I got to see thanks to Nuffnang, is a remake of Death Race 2000, and I couldn’t help thinking of Wacky Races too, when I was watching it. Perhaps they all reflect America’s obsession with cars and violence… It’s strange, although this movie has its fair share of violence and gore, I think that Death Race 2000 – where you have old people being run over to score points, and one scene where nuns were run over – was more gratuitously violent than this one, where the race is on a closed race track on ‘Terminal Island’, only other prisoners (i.e. bad guys anyway, except for our hero) get killed.

It’s an action movie, set in the future where America is beset by unemployment and crime, and all the prisons are run by private corporations. Profit is the major motive, and the warden of Terminal Island prison has come up with the ultimate reality show – a race to the death between prisoners driving heavily armed souped-up sports cars.

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I become a Pole Dancer

Thanks to Nuffnang, I got to see the semi-finalists of the Clorets Amateur Pole Dancing Competition.


They were mostly girls, but two guys were in there all the same – respect! All the semi-finalists all did a short number on a pole, and one of the guys was OK, but the other was too obviously repeating memorised movements with any natural feel. The girls were also variable, with some obvious no-nos, but generally not bad. Some were very good at climbing up the pole too!


Who am I to judge you ask? Well I have a Pole Dancing Certificate (of Participation), delivered by Lola of Viva Vertical :-D


And see what she can do!
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When free isn't enough

Well, my resusable bag giveaway was a miserable failure! :-O

Nobody at all tried to get it, so I was wondering what lessons are to be drawn from it all... and I think these are the relevant points:

• The prize wasn't valuable enough/attractive enough. People (bloggers) aren't that interested in a resusable bag.
• Asking bloggers to do a post is too much (this is relative to the prize of course). When I think of, I've also sometimes been interested in some Nuffnang thing, but not had the time or inspiration to come up with a relevant blog post.
• If I had only asked for some comment of some kind, I may have attracted some response: not all readers are necessarily bloggers, and obviously leaving a comment is easier than doing a post.
• I needed more publicity - I got 100 hits on the post over 10 days, average 10 a day. If there had been more people who knew about it, obviously more may have tried.

Bottom line though: not attractive prize combined with too much work!