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Back in those years when I was studying, I was expose to Vodka with the very classic type which is Absolute Vodka with my very very first shot of that night had make me phobia of drinking it again. Since then, they had an improve range of Absolute Vodka – Pears, Blackcurrant, Vanilla, Mandarin, Citron and started to like that range with certain mixture, it surely pull up the kick on it.

Not until recently, Sidney tag me along to this brand new launching of Vodka at Changkat Bukit Bintang which I get the opportunity to expose myself to this brand new taste of it. Actually, it is not a stranger to me as I have seen the bottle on the market but never tried it before and since there is an opportunity come with this alcohol range, of course I am interested. This area had since gain its name to local and internationally which to me had transform to something more like Bangsar in town area.

I did not manage to capture the bottle so I have to loan a picture the net. Tonight, there wont be a big happy family around, but I am gladly to present you 3 sexy, slender chics to you with exquisite succulent fruit taste.

‘Skyy Infusion Raspberry’, ‘Skyy Infusion Lemon’ and last but not least ‘Sky Infusion Passion Fruit’ Their new range is to create for those desire fruit would be one of their ideal choices with their classic bottle design and make over to skinnier, taller overall, with a taller neck to suit the current contemporary lifestyle.

Twenty One Kitchen and Bar was being the selected place to host this wonderful launching, as I previously tried to arrange a birthday dinner here with nice, dim interior yet simple and classy look that gives you a relaxing feel that’s being my selected restaurant here besides that, I love their house music playing on the next level.


As we proceed to the next level on the event floor, you will be warmly welcome by this two great representative for Skyy Vodka.

We were there early, and it that was not many people on that time. As the time past, the people just filled up the place like minutes.As most of the people are attacking on the free flow of vodka serving and mingling around to widen their networks.

I consider this as their VIP area filled sofa’s and pillow which make up a great area to have birthday partie.
DJ spin deck area.
Of course must take picture with them la~ if not feel guilty. :p
Then I walked around to scout for my very first glass of Vodka till I came across this. Fresh passion fruit that infuse with vodka in it, a great way of combination that with the sour’ness of the passion fruit and the strong taste of passion fruit vodka had make it a perfect combination to eat it.

With their Skyy Vodka range this are the flavors that I manage to kidnap from the waiter. ‘Citrus in Lime’(if not mistaken), ‘Citrus in Orange’ and ‘Raspberry with Ice and crush fresh raspberry’. Every mixer distinguishes its unique in the flavor and Orange and Raspberry is my preferred choice.
The very next round, I saw a waiter brought a bunch of these serve to one of the table outside and I also do request for it. Looks nice and something which I don see around in the bar. A shot of Vodka with Raspberry, Lemon and Passion Fruit and my favorite among those 3 are Raspberry.

As the night proceeding where there is more people had filled up the place, the emcee had do some talking and presenting the range of Skyy Vodka and the best part is there is lucky draw and its not one, its many. Sidney was being one of the lucky winners. Then there are a few performances that arrange by them. One of it are:

I was standing way back when this guy was doing performance with its magic trick and if I do not remember wrongly this guy is one of the best magician in Asia. He was walking around to show us his magic trick. Some were impress, some were guessing what’s his illusion trick and some weren’t impress as they were busy talking. I were impress.

He showed us his empty hand and then make into fist and shoved the cloth in it.

He asked you to look carefully as he showed you his empty hand again. The next thing we know he starts to pull the cloth from the mouth. Yeng. I ask him what is his trick he said, this is magic…speechless. . . . . !
Next trick he is going to be one of the character in X-men. His flame hand trick.

It was a great night with me enjoying the shots and meeting new people there. Used to wonder when I can attend this kind of event and here am I which thanks to Sidney for tagging me along to this first alcohol experience and I had put this vodka range into my drinking list of course you have to ask the bar tender to recommend which is the best mixer to go with, from there you will be amaze how the taste will be.

Talk about standout in life, it is like a challenge for me. I am a person who do not really like to be infront of friends or people. I am the one who is always behind them but the always behind them, most of the time I turn out to be the noticeable by people. Part of it is I am not so tall, that always got spotted easily in mall, park and other public area.

My friends always treat me very crazy to be come center of the spotlight. When walk in the mall, they never really walk to me and talk to me, when they saw me, they shouttttttttt my name from 3rd floor to 1st floor or from one end to another end. Ended up alot of public ppl know my name and the got shock like what’s going on. There am I, 1 step ahead of embarrassment and to be noticeable by ppl.
I have a group of crazee friends that always take me as a laughing stock which till to date I still remember clearly during my 1st foundation year in college. It was final day to choose Prom king and queen in that event. 70% of the college students were there and suddenly during half of the session, one of my stupid friend started to yell my name where I am just sitting 5 rows behind them. Started by 1 yelling, then poison a few, and becomes a few yell my name every time a guy walked out, and my name become like in the competition of yelling as my bestie group was infront yelling, turns out to be another group that I know from diploma group also started to yell from the back.
From that moment, every 1 start think who is this guy and start to search for me. I was sitting with embarrassment that my name turns out to be even more famous than the participant walking catwalk to show their best. A contestant sing, My name is out. A contestant walking out catwalk, my name is out. A contestant dancing, my name were shouted. Turns out to be at the near end of the session, the emcee announce whoever by the name please stand up and I have to briefly intro myself to everyone. So I guess this is one step ahead to be Standout!
When my friends introduce their friends to me, the most comment phrase I would get is, ‘Hi, nice to meet you, but you sure do look familiar.’ My answer would always be, my face is very pasar face, too common.. so wherever you go, there are ppl like me.
I am always the laughing stock of ppl and I am comfortable with that, as I know, they remember me. The one that always do silly things. Currently I am trying to break through to be standout among my friends. Yell, I would yell the loudest. Dressing weird, would want to be the weirdest. Weird pictures always standout. Dance the most geli. That is what I usually do.
Therefore, I would want be Standout on the party~

Yesterday when I went back home, and reopen the folder that I am suppose to blog it out and I got a bit shock as I am far behind to update. I have been quite busy lately, will try my best to update as soon as possible.

Went to Brussels bout 2 weeks ago and I got shocked!

The very last time I walked passed there Brussels was only like conquering the place nearby its pillar and now, nearly to Starbucks territory. Did not know it had become such a happening spot or I am just outdate.

Just like all the people there, I will be one of their regular customer soon as I brought my best friends there and just realise not only they offer our favourite beer Hoegarden, they also offer alot of international beer. Not like those Heineken more like German,Irish, Australia and many more to name it out. Wide variety.

Get to know Hoegarden when I was studying in Melb. This bugger called me and told me that how good is Hoegarden this and that few years back. Then after hear her talk till so good, and during dinner also went to find some bar and pubs see any of those places serve this. Then till one place, called Long Room @ Collin Street opposite Polo shop and Gucci shop nearby. After found that place and it had become my favourite hang out place. Was 4 years back.

This definitely one of the best beer to have. Around RM30 after added tax and service charge. For those people who do not like to drink beer, this would be highly recommended. ‘Never try never know. Once try hari hari mau‘.(new quote that I learn)

Location:
Brussels Beer Cafe
L-20-G, Block L,Jaya One
No. 72A Jalan Universiti
46200 Petaling Jaya
Selangor Darul Ehsan
Map can refer to the official website JayaOne
 

Tel: 03-7954 2000

Do not know what to eat most of the time as I can say like I am at Pavilion most of the time. So only stalls that I have not tried in the food court, so try this western cuisine for today.

I ordered ‘Black Pepper Chicken’ served with half chicken. It is not bad, would not rate this as bad, the chicken meat is soft and juicy with the gravy of black paper sauce they pour over it. The mash potato is nice with the gravy, if without taste bad. The price for this lovely dish is at RM13.90nett.

-= KA CHING =-Food rating 6/10 , Okay -Stamped-

-WARNING –This is based on my individual taste. Try it at your own risk-

Location:
Beside the Teppanyaki stall, the other end of JCo
lot 1.41 LVL 1,
Pavilion KL,
Bukit Bintang. KL

A dinner that I am looking forward for with my close friend of all. With the dinner arrangement that I have made, she thought of changing places and agreed with her. As the place I have not been before. We have the same taste and thoughts on things like food, fashion and others. That is why, this dinner is special. When I reached there, I thought that the restaurant was closed for private functions with huge black curtain covered up the whole entrance and have to try to peek in there is it available. Then just walk in and found our reservation and to my surprise, it was like a VIP seats to me. The first row in the middle directly in front of the band,stage area. I am just enjoying my moment there. As I read on the card on the table that tonight there will be a Jazz band playing in there by ‘Zailan Razak Project’. Not too fancy about jazz but definitely I go along with the flow like I am not a fan of Kenny G but a good sleeping doze.
With their nice dim lighting’s and a candle light on the table, makes it a very nice environment to celebrate a special occasion with some one special or close friend. With its nice and romantic environment, the area had change to a better lighting where after 10pm they have make the lights to the dimmest and make sure that the place you are seating is the candle light shining on the table.

This was the original booking area with the seats on the sofa, but I sure do not have complain on my current seating’s.

Here comes the food that we choose. Start of with this drink called ‘Baby Love’. A very nice drink I would recommend, with taste of oranges mix with some raspberry and it is priced at RM19

Start off with soup of the day was ‘Mushroom Soup’. A very very good mushroom soup. They blend the mushroom in there and cooked in it. The soup was not too thick or watery and was not too salty. Perfectly cook with strong taste of the mushroom. As it added some olive oil and need not add any more papper or black papper. Serve with a piece of Garlic Bread. The waiter was good in arranging it as I ordered one serving and he divided to 2 servings. The soup is price at only RM15
Started the main course with ‘Chic Escalope’. I was complaining when I saw the serving. ‘Ha…Just like dat ah’. Never mind. Try first. Please do not look down on it. The taste was absolutely good. Nice and deeply fried, and the crust of the chicken taste so nice as it is covered with garlic, herbs and you squeeze the lemon on it. Just perfectly go along with the added sour taste to bring up the flavour of the herbs and garlic. It was just perfectly cook with golden brown colour crust. Crispy on the side soft on the inside. Not bad for the pricing, RM 35
This is the second order. ‘Lamb Rack’. When it was served out, I told my friend, ‘Aiya, how to fit my stomach, so small only. Sei!!! in my thought’. With is high pricing, I believe it would have something special on it as I order it Medium Rare. Please let me tell you, when I was cutting it, I could feel the meet was juicy and soft and cut into small pieces and one for me and the other one for my friend to try also. She started first and she keep nodding her head. Means it is good. The meat is so soft and along with some of the lamb fats, it just melts with the gravy along with it. Not near to a steak but for lamb, it is just good. Served with Some pumpkins and garlic kangkung if not mistaken but I still think it is over priced. RM63

After main course, I must have desert. It is my culture. To close the meal of the day with satisfaction with the sweet,sour,salty and bitter. When to proceed to the ordering of the desert I was very disappointed as our favourite Tiramisu was sold out as it is their signature cake. Can said that one of the best I have tried so far. So ended up ordering another alternative which was choose by my friend. It is Zucotto Dome’. A great cake. With the walnut flakes and pieces with its soft sponge cake in it and covered with the fresh cream(not too strong taste of milk, perfect taste for cakes) and the end of the tip with some chocolate chip pieces. The first bite of the cake, melts in your mouth, as the fresh cream just melted and the sponge cake which is so soft makes your closing of the meals perfect. RM 11

With the cake been served, must not miss their ‘Cafe Mocha’ which I crave into. With the bitter sweet taste and sugarless, it taste the best, she cannot take without sugar so I put in two brown sugar cubes. A perfect taste for it. With the cakes and coffee. Great combo to go along. Of course with cappuccino or latte that is the best but mocha. Is just as good as ever. RM 10.
After the Jazz band started they do not served free water anymore. Purchase one and it is RM13 for 1 bottle of mineral water ‘Still’ of 500ml. ‘What the heck!’. The bottle looks unique.Did not know until paying the bills.

This was the jazz band of the night, ‘Zailan Razak Project’. One of the bass guitarist is a ex lecturer of local university around the year of 2002. Great band.

Do not say that this guy is old. He is Luiz Prakasam(hopefully I spelled correct). A great drummer I would say, as the bass guitarist mention that he had played in Europe, other parts of the world and for a great jazz band.

A special appearance of ‘Dia Fadilah‘(hopefully I spelled Correct), which I do not know who is that but she is a great live performance singer. She has a good voice.

With one of the best night ever, with a nice romantic surroundings and a great live band to look for, what can I ask for more.

~Happy Valentine’s Day~
-= KA CHING =-

Food rating 7.5/10 , Good -Stamped-

-WARNING –This is based on my individual taste. Try it at your own risk-
 

Location:
Alexis Bistro & Wine Bar
303 Jalan Ampang,
Lot 10&11,
Great Eastern Mall.KL
(nearby GlenEagles Intan Hospital)

Tel: 03-4260 2288

 
With great staff services and live band with romantic surroundings, the total bills comes to RM190. I would say, reasonable.

This is the place where a few of my friends been talking about when I am back, a must place to visit. I did not know since when Penang have such a nice place to chill or yum cha. It is called ‘Sunset Bistro’.
 

It gives you kinda the feeling when you are on your vacation in one of the nice island, and there are places like this for you to chit chat and drink beer. If you are too stress from your daily work, need a peaceful environment to calm your mind or need some good times with your friends or your gf/bf, I would strongly agree on this Bistro. If you are hungry they serve hawker to western food, beer, fruit juice, normal drinks but the kitchen close early at 1030-11.00 pm.

This is what I mean, a very relaxing place whereby they put music like, soft house, Jamaican, jazz, and some R n B towards middle of the night. You can just sit there close your eyes and listen to the music, enjoying the sea breeze and the sound of the wave splashing on the sea side.
If you would like to take picture, be there by 6.30, watch the sunset. I was at 9pm and only realise that if I would to come early it would be nice. I will be there again on 6.30 the next round.

This is the food that I ordered ‘Char Koay Teow‘. The taste of it has a very nice strong taste of the wok yet alil bit of the left over burn koay teow a bit which he take in on the noodle also which he did not throw it off. This food is quite satisfying as I was drinking with Tiger beer.
-= KA CHING =-
Food rating 6.5/10 , Okay -Stamped-
– WARNING –This is based on my individual taste. Try it at your own risk-
Location:
Batu Ferringi, Beside Park royal Hotel
Drive pass Parkroyal Hotel (on your right) a very short while after that, there is a small road, turn right on that junction(opp post office,If not mistaken). go straight in and can park there while you can find any place to park.
 
Walk till the end turn left on the road. you will get to see Sunset Bistro

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