Saturday, June 28, 2008


Scales are boring. ( Very occasionally therapeutic) There is nothing nice about playing arpeggios. Nothing!! You practise for an hour...and when you next play it the fingers move, the pitch is off and you're back to square one. POOH!!


Why is that, the minute you start controlling what you eat and shifting the fat...and feeling smug......temptation comes in the form of good friends giving your chocolates ???

Hajime Restaurant

They look very exotic. My previous experience with anything remotely like this had me chewing through the seaweed wrap. So this was different. Minimal chewing and a burst of something crunchy hits your palate just at the right time. I would recommend this to anyone who has friends who pooh pooh Japanese food. It's a good ploy to get them to at least agree that Japanese food can be delicious.

On a side note, the wasabi ice-cream would be a sure way of reinforcing negative perception. So stay away from it.

Friday, June 27, 2008

What 's in store ...

Whilst waiting for P.A to arrive, I shall be immersing self in these two books. Wodehouse is an old favourite and Johnson's Notting hell was enjoyable so I hope this Shore Hell doesn't disappoint.

Monday, June 23, 2008

Who would have thought...

And I thought today would be just like any ole Monday. Some idiot parked in my spot....making me even later for work than usual. I agonized over what would be THE most appropriate way of dealing with the situation. Blocking the car with my own car ( and risking the wrath of the owner ), removing some air from the tyres ( that would make it less economical ...using more petrol and hurting it where it would) or merely parking somewhere else. But where?
I did a bit of thinking( and a bit of cursing under my breath ) and decided to get a "higher authority" involved. Thankfully the car disappeared by the time I got back to it. Arrived midway through some discussion which ended earlier than expected.
And then off to check my mail. And THAT's where I was very plesasntly surprised. I wanted to whoop and hop about when i read it.
If only I knew what was in store for me. The author of Petite Anglaise has left a comment on my blog. BLESS Her!!

Sunday, June 22, 2008


There is no Petite Anglaise at MPH. The lady sitting behind the information counter checked for me. She also looked bored and inefficient.( But I'm sure she just LOOKED inefficient...but is in fact efficient.) So now, the direct opposite of emotions is stirred. I am now , more than ever, determined to get my hands on this book.

One book named Petite Anglaise
Author: Catherine Sanderson
Publisher:Michael joseph
Due to be out in March 2008 ( UK )
Other commonwealth countries: May 2008

Malaysia is a commonwealth country isn't it? ( a very jessica simpson - bimbo question ) But I need to know so I'm asking it.

Headlines on yahoo this morning..


Nadia Comaneci thrilled with world with the first ever perfect TEN in 1976 in Montreal. If the new rules had been applied back then ....she would have been famous for getting the first perfect 17...or is it 15. Doesn't sound as nice as a perfet ten...but I'm sure there must have been much discussion before this change. The electronic boards weren't equipt to flash a nadia got a 1:00 instead.
What do these two gymnast have in common...along with Mary Lou Retton? They're all trained by Bela Karoli.

La Petite Anglaise

Blogs are mushrooming in the how do you choose which to read? You know, a good example of how you get information when you least expect is this experience: reading a dog-eared magazine and finding out...about petite Anglaise. What is appealing is that this lady is living the dream of almost every blogger ( including self). Who wouldn't want to be offered a book deal?? Speared out of obscurity right into the limelight following an interview on the telegraph.
This 35 year old English woman, a graduate in French and German from Bath university, living in France finds herself terminated from her job when the boss finds out the existence of her blog.
There's an attempt at being protecting names, ex-husband is known as Mr Frog and daughter as "tadpole". Nor does she use her own name...but the by uploading her photograph and describing her daily life with snippets of work-life ( you can't avoid talking about work surely ) ...this qualifies her to have her post terminated. Gross Misconduct?
The bookcover looks very chic-lit...but it promises to be entertaining and with such an interesting start to the book, wouldn't you want a copy yourself?

Wednesday, June 18, 2008


I was going to talk about bibimbap but there's no picture available. Didn't bring camera yesterday night. So this its place a bowl of vietnamese dry vermicelli noodle. I'm not sure whether it's a typical vietnamese meal. Wikipedia failed to answer this query. Have you noticed vietnamese food is not oily? And that you don't suffer so much from the horrible sluggish after meal lethargy ??I vote they sell these at local canteens. We'll have more productive people nation-wide then

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Father's day 2008

It's THAT time of the year again. Since I found Cellicakes I have been partial to that shop. Banana cake with spots on them. But instead of a picture of the cake, this time, I decided it would be more fitting to upload a smiling dad instead.

Picture taken after the first bite. Must have been tasty. The man rarely smiles.

Happy Father's day 2008.

Saturday, June 14, 2008

Ho Chin Minh , Vietnam

The reason for being in Saigon.

Spoilt for choice. Coffee galore

Good reproductions for a fraction of the price back home

Notre Dame Cathedral

The general post office

The locals at work....or is it resting?

Wednesday, June 04, 2008

Damai Puri

Red Sky shepherd's delight. Within minutes the blue sky turned a warm red. Picture taken at the balcony at Damai Puri resort Kuching. Overlooking south china sea. ( the quotation was 100% accurate). The following day was MIGHTY hot.