Wednesday, May 31, 2006
Stephen after skin whitening
Rocky moments before they snipped off his ponytail
Yusri getting a rub down
President Rocky, Lay Chin, Me and Patrick
Pat & Yushaimi showing off their new haircut
Monday, May 29, 2006
Update: See the latest pics of Japan GT girls in Sepang 2006
A Fireangel pose from the middle!
Update: More Japan GT girls pics here
Sunday, May 28, 2006
One of my favourite restaurants in the vicinity is Restoran B' Sentral. The name may not be original but the place has a number of original and creative offerings on their menu.
The eatery is converted from an old bungalow and its floor is tiled with old railway sleepers. A nice throwback to the old days Brickfields, where a giant railway yard once stood.
During a recent visit with Janice, I ordered their new Claypot Nasi Beriani Kambing (RM 10.50); an unique and clever combo of Chinese and Indian cooking styles. This has to be one of the best fusion dish I've ever tasted.
Janice had the Roti Romali (RM 3), a grease-less capati cooked over the back of an inverted kuali. She also tried another house specialty, the intriguing Afghani Chicken (RM 8).
It looks deceptive, like white Tandoori Chicken. It is marinated quite differently and cooked with cheese stuffed within. The bread is oil-free as advertised and goes quite well with the juicy chicken.
There's ample parking and a big screen for the World Cup season, so check it out when you're in the area next.
Restoran B' Sentral
Near the Pejabat Pos, opposite the Pos Laju depot, Brickfields
You won't miss it even from far
The claypot beriani comes with an egg
The lonesome Afghani chicken on the right
No, is not hunchback Quasimodo's shirt on a special ironing board. It's Roti Romali cooked over an upside down wok
If you look a bit further left, you'll see the railway sleepers used for the floor
Saturday, May 27, 2006
At 80 minutes, it is a little long and rambling. Still; it is a worthwhile nostalgic flashback for past attendees and eye-opening for newbies. For me, seeing my favourite trance-inducer Faiz Ali Faiz alone, is worth the price of admission.
Public screenings are on tomorrow (Sunday) at 3:00 and 8:30 pm at the Indiecine, KLPAC If you purchase the DVD (RM 30), you get in free. Otherwise, is only RM 10 for a ticket. Take a trip!
Antares and family
Thursday, May 25, 2006
Wednesday, May 24, 2006
The thing about her is that she drinks only Carlsberg and avoids places that provide only side parking. We finally settled down at the Coconut House at Jalan Pudu Lama. It serves Danish beers and the parking bays are not too challenging.
The restaurant is housed in a rustic pre-war building. With its tall ceiling, retro chandeliers, the place is charming and even romantic, given enough beers.
Like its sister restaurant in Melaka (which I visited years ago), the service is again overly unobtrusive. Even though, it was near empty, we had to wave frantically for our orders to be taken.
We ordered sauteed button mushrooms (specifically) for appetisers but were served bland shitake and abalone mushrooms (RM 9) instead. The expressionless waiter said it was the same thing!
The seafood pizza (RM 21) was tasty but looked a little impoverished even with extra seafood toppings (RM 4.50). The crust was uneven and lopsided but it was a pretty good deal.
The pork-free restaurant also serves pasta dishes, soups, salads, desserts and coconut juice.
28-30 Jalan Pudu Lama, Kuala Lumpur
(Behind the Hindu temple, opposite Puduraya)
Tel: 03 2031 2830
We had the whole place to ourselves
While our pizza is being fired up in a giant coconut oven...
...we settled for some mistaken mushrooms
The seafood pizza with extra seafood toppings
Pooi San the happy camper. Note: the coconut is an ashtray
Friday, May 19, 2006
Beautiful gold medalist Carolyn Au-Yong relaxes as me and Patrick grapple with the subject of rhythmic gymnastics and cheerleading
Popular actor/director Gavin Yap getting ready to do an impersonation of an impersonation of the host
The 'kingly actor' Mano Maniam and Patrick were from rival schools in Ipoh
It's a wrap! Christine & Janice who were supposed to visit us at the studio, got waylaid by some shopping at 1U instead. They eventually caught up with us at Centrepoint for some drinks.
Thursday, May 18, 2006
Celebrity guest Shebby giving sleepy me an analysis of the Barcelona-Arsenal game.
Theatre and radio star Nell Ng attended to by Shegar, Patrick's personal stylist
Superbabe Ning Baizura getting ready to sing and talk
Pang the editor of Kakiseni.com. I love that portal! According to Pang, there are rumours stating otherwise. Well, you heard it from the horse's mouth. I love Kakiseni...
After much persuasion, the producers finally assigned a butler to our room on the third day
Warming up our next celeb guest Cindy Yeap
Doreen Tang, the other star of M! The Opera had to lengthen her skirt on the set
Wednesday, May 17, 2006
A self-portrait with the gopher via the glass door
The notebook lugged by Su Ann was used mainly for scripting and pre-prompt. We never got to use it for web access as both Maxis's 3G and GPRS coverage was crap in that area.
Gorgeous Sofia Jane getting ready in the dressing room
Alex Yoong in the hot seat
Lovely and funny Ida Nerina was the last guest of the day. Harith was first but I didn't get any pics of him. Long story.
Bloggers Suanie, Fireangel, Jamie, Kimberly, Shaolin Tiger, Nasrul & KY were there on the set too. They were also roped in as audience members.
Tuesday, May 16, 2006
Patrick in position for his monologue of the day
Author Yvonne Lee, our first celebrity guest with Su Ann, PA to me and Patrick
The cameras are fed to a control room housed in a container truck parked outside the main studio
David Gomez and Junji, the husband and wife jazz duet. With 2 episodes down, there's only 11 more to go
Me and Patrick discussing his lines. The archaic restrictions and silly rules imposed on local television forced us to constantly review the script
Monday, May 15, 2006
David Letterman has a panel of fifty writers. Patrick has only one. Me. I'll write the opening monologues, direct him a bit and and help figure what to ask some of our guests.
Mia Palencia will be the anchor singer. The celebrities and personalities lined-up: Harith Iskandar, Alex Yoong, Nell Ng, Shebby Singh, Sofia Jane, Carolyn Au-Yong, Gavin Yap and more.
If anyone of you wish to attend as studio audience, please e-mail me or Patrick. Don't worry about the pics below. The set should look more snazzy, come tomorrow. There's also free refreshment and pocket money...
Saturday, May 13, 2006
His birthday falls on our nation's darkest day. A day that would affect the lives of future generations, irreversibly. A new word "Muhibbah" was coined in 1969.
Soon after, another noble concept known as the NEP was put in place. Three decades on, the neo-colonisers have perfected their divide-and-rule principle.
His mother was saddened that her child's birth date may forever be associated with hate and inter-racial violence. But the child of May 13 is to grow into a man more tolerant, more rational and less prejudicial than many of us.
We had many passionate debates about religion and bumiputra rights. He didn't go amok or rally a mob as one Parliamentarian threatened. He'll hug me and as always, say "Text me when you're home safe, Bro"
Happy Birthday, Bro! Hugs always :)
Party begins. Bottle is mine; Rizal just holding it as a prop
Thanking Farrah for organising the surprise party
Blogger Hani is now a television actress
Mysterious Swedish-Japanese artist Malena returns