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Monday, May 02, 2005 0 comments
Currently listening to: Break On Through - The Doors
Thought Of The Day: "It is a very sad thing that nowadays there is so little useless information." - Oscar Wilde
Amen to that Mr Wilde! (blatant justification for my rather sad Internet surfing addiction)
Mmmm... don't you just looove long weekends? :)
Still, its just the calm before the storm - i have one major assignment due next Monday and ANOTHER on the Friday of the same week... (*sob*)
But then again, on the bright side, there's not much in the way of work interfering with my evenings for the next few weeks (unlike my previous bout of frantic academic activity)... That, and i need only constantly remind myself that these are the last two assignments that I WILL EVER DO IN UNIVERSITY!!!
Still, don't be surprised if my plethora of recent posts suddenly dries up in the following days - i'm gonna be a busy boy!
But, yeah... anyhow - time for a recap:
Saturday night: Went out to Sao Nam for dinner with Al, Leonard, Joa and Jules as planned. Leonard's done a write up on the night so, being the lazy bastard that i am, i'm just going to quote him on this one *wink*:
Dinner was really really good. We started with mangosteen and prawn salad, pâté which nobody seemed to want.. So I had the last dollop which was massive. Like three times larger than my slice of baguette.
After that, the entrees arrived starting with the grilled chicken with honey, the duck a l'orange, beef stew, fish curry and the okra with the spicy tomato sauce. Very filling dinner and it didn't really cost too much...considering that we all walked out very full.
Hoo boy, was that a great dinner! EVERYTHING was pretty damn good but the main standouts for me were definitely their mangosteen and prawn salad (the house speciality!) and the beef stew. In terms of cost, for five people ordering one main dish apiece, plus the two appetizers (and drinks) the whole dinner came up to a very reasonable RM46 per person.
About the only gripe we had with the place had to do with their service, which for its reputation was pretty bad at times. Spending 15 minutes inhaling the mouthwatering aromas of our food while waiting for five lousy bowls of rice is definitely not my idea of fun - especially at the price we were paying. In addition, parking at Chiangkat is, and always will be, troublesome so watch out for that too.
But that wasn't the end of our night, oh no:
Following dinner, we walked up the street towards Changkat Raja Chulan for some drinks at a nice little place called Yoko's. It's a nice little jazz bar with a live band every Friday and Saturday. Pat, Al and myself had Japanese beers.
Yup, a place that literally lives up to the term 'sushi (&) bar' (decor-wise as well) - its a pretty cozy little place with a live jazz band located juuust opposite the infamous Frangipani's. Went there mainly for drinks (Japanese b33r!) but the menu looks mighty interesting ('Fried wantan with cheese'?) so we might give it a whirl in the near future... Joa did try the gyoza though - how was it?
Oh, btw, remember that woman in the black dress sitting at the bar fellas? Well, if you click on the restaurant review link above you'll actually see that she IS the manager of the place - and, yes, her name really is Yoko!
Mystery solved! ;)
Decided that Yoko's was a little hot and we decided to move off from there, in the direction of Mont Kiara for coffee when Alvin finally contacts us. We end up at his house for Latte and shisha and a major asswhooping in Halo. Left at 3 am.
*sigh* Beaten by two guys called 'Al'. How depressing. ;)
Sunday: Quiet day all in all and i spent it at home with my parents for the most part. Went over to Al's place in the evening to watch a horror movie marathon with Alvin and Diana. The atmosphere was perfect - 43 inch plasma screen, munchies, and a storm in progress. Spooky... ;)
We managed to get through three movies (i'll try not to give anything away):
Shiver (Shudder? I forget...): Thai horror movie with one helluva twisted plot. Basically, its your classic scenario of couple running down a girl with their car by accident and the girlie girl coming back to take her revenge on them... or is it? I actually liked this movie better than The Eye 2 since it actually did accomplish the task of making us... ah... 'jump' at times (erm... except me. Of course. Yeah) and was pretty creative and suspenseful in many parts. Then again, the real clincher for me was how twisted the story became at many points (i love it when it becomes a murder mystery) and especially the ending... I liked that immensely.
I give it four smilies!
The Eye 2: Meh... in hindsight it wasn't that great. Sure, the special effects are pretty well done but the concept behind it was... well... just wrong in so many ways. Well, maybe 'wrong' is a little too harsh (given Buddhist beliefs, etc. - how the hell would i know?) but upon discovery of the premise on which it is based its just not that scary. Actually, screw that - i just didn't find it scary as a whole. Unless you're pregnant and can see ghosts at the same time i guess (hooray for penises! [penii?]).
(On a side note: What is it with Thailand and ghosts?)
Two smilies. But only because i think the lead actress is hot. ;)
Fight Club: I've FINALLY watched it!!! Won't go into details since you've all probably watched it but... it was gooood. If you know me, i'm pretty you'd know why i would find it appealing. :)
Teh smilies live up to their name(s)!
Today: Sloooow day. Stayed at home to work on my assignment(s). Went for dinner with my parents at J.U.S.T. Thai in One Utama (hrmmm... Thai? I see some subtle connection here... but for the record the food is overpriced and the meals are TINY). Had mamak with Al in the evening and that was pretty much it...
Hrmmm... wanted to post a shitload of links, but i'll hold off until tomorrow.
Ah well, here's one for now - its a blog called Mango Sauce that i was reading today which is maintained by this expat in Thailand... and as you might guess it makes for VERY interesting reading! ;)
(Hrmmm... there's that Thai link again...)
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