Cargill-Nestle Sports Carnival 2011

Monday, October 24, 2011

When WL told me that he'll be representing his company together with his teammates to participate in a sports tournament, I was more than eager to provide the ever-needed moral support. He was casually practising for several months with some of his teammates during our weekly badminton sessions.

Tournament day has finally come & I was all ready with my new camera to snap WL & his team in action. We gathered at WL's office at 7am before heading to FRIM, Kepong where the tournament will be held. While waiting for the rest of the members to arrive, I couldn't help but started warming up with my D5100. Indeed shooting at different hours of the day does give the photo a different feeling. See how the early morning blue sky cast a deep blue hue as the sun slowly rise from the east.

When we arrived at FRIM, I was surprised to see so many visitors were there for their morning walks or jogs. While WL & his colleagues went to warm up & prepare for the tournaments, I walked about nearby but not too far from the sports hall in case I got lost. With my camera in hand, I took some random pics of the surroundings.

And then it was WL & his teammates warming up before their badminton game while I busily snapped away.

A group photoshoot before the tournament officially begun.

Sadly, WL & team was shortlived due to lack of practice & this allowed the opponenents to win easily. Without further adue, WL continued with the next sport - table tennis. He & his teammates fully utilised whatever time left to practise as much as possible.

Before the game commenced, all participants were given a short briefing about the rules & who they'll be playing against.

And the the games begun...

Luck was not at WL & his teammates side; or should I say the lack of practice had rendered the team less competent compared to Nestle's stronger team. Anyhow, the 3rd & 4th doubles in WL's team managed to win their the end, Cargill was deemed the winner for table tennis category.

The Cargill volleyball team was a strong contender to Nestle's who was lucky to have a group of co-workers showing their never-ending support for each other. Yet again, lucky wasn't on our side as the weather condition was less conducive causing Cargill's team to lose focus. Not ot mentioned, many of them were already exhausted from the earlier games in which they also participated in. Nevertheless, I personally thought it was a good game to watch. =)

As all-round winner for table tennis, team Cargill received a medal! Yay~

Just look at WL's silly grin after receiving the medal. How adorable~ XD

Phew! What a long day it had been...WL kept telling me that if only they came more prepared - both physically & mentally - the outcome would've been more satisfying. They'll have to wait for next year then.

I Am Nikon Fangirl

Saturday, October 22, 2011

After months of consideration & pondering, I've finally made a stand to fulfil my wish. Here I am...announcing that I'm a proud owner of a Nikon DSLR! And officially declare myself as a Nikon fangirl from now on.

WL, the sweetest baby accompanied me to buy the camera of my choice at Amcorp Mall. I was so esctatic & couldn't believe myself carrying this woven bag home. Uber cool! XD

Hold your breath! Here's the moment you've been waiting new baby toy, Nikon D5100 with AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR kit lens~

Before unboxing

After unboxing

The standard purchase came with a free 8GB SD card & a humongous Nikon DSLR bag. Not too fancy, eh? -.-"

I negotiated with the boss to get a Hoya HMC UV filter & he agreed to package it together & offered a great deal. The price was at RM2,370 but due to credit card payment, customers will be imposed a 2% charges. In total, I paid RM2,417 which I felt is pretty affordable.

So it's time to snap all the way~ Can't wait to attend one of their workshops. =D

Nyonya food from Taiping

Monday, October 17, 2011

Being with WL is one of the most fortunate things cuz he's an avid foodie. His hobby is trying out new dishes - in other words, eating is his favourite pastime. He's been buying quite a number of food vouchers online & this time, it's nyonya food set at Taiping Ho Chiak.

The voucher is a set meal for two which includes 2 bowls of rice, kapitan chicken, kangkung belacan, egg omelette with Chinese pork sausage & 2 bowls of ABC soup. The portion turned out to be pretty small but nevertheless, the dishes tasted pretty nice with a homely feel.

We added another dish, considering the dishes turned out to be too small for our appetite. There you have it, fried calamari with curry powder. Too much spices to my liking but still alright.

Overall, food quality is decent but with the such small portion at a slightly higher price, I doubt the restaurant can survive any longer. Even with the voucher promo, I didn't see a huge crowd turnout. Maybe that day was rather quiet compared to other days. Looks like a 2nd visit to this restaurant is very unlikely for me.

Restoran Taiping Ho Chiak
28, Jalan SS 2/10
47300 Petaling Jaya

What's your number?

Sunday, October 16, 2011

So the movie What's Your Number? starring Anna Faris & Chris Evans is finally here, how did it fare? As expected, it's a typical rom-com with a predictable plot. The only factor that had attracted me to watch this movie was the fact that the male lead is sexy hearthrob Chris Evans. I'd must say Anna Faris do have some potential in this rom-com category but it's a pity that the dialogues were bland. Most jokes were forceful but thankfully there were a few slapstick humours to break off the dry spell.

The chemistry? There certainly is but just not enough even with Chris Evans. It takes two to tango, same goes for chemistry. Sadly, it's not the kind of movie that gives u the warm, fuzzy feeling inside. In my opinion, the poor screenwriting didn't do justice to the two talented leads. Else, it would've been an entertaining piece that leaves a smile on my face.

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Plan b, Bangsar Village I

Saturday, October 15, 2011

This is one of those rare days where my colleagues & I get to travel a little further for a slightly longer lunch. I supposed driving out for a good lunch is a much needed stress reliever for our rather stressful week. We drove all the way to Bangsar Village to lunch at Plan b.

Plan b is a contemporary Aussie-meets-New York deli which serves breakfast sets, salads & a myriad of Western dishes with rustic cakes & desserts. It belongs to The BIG Group of Restaurants which also owned Canoodling, Ricetaurant, Ben's General Food Store just to name a few.

Price is averages at around RM20+ - not too expensive in return for a huge portion. Each of us ordered different dishes to try & I stuck by ordering my favourite food, pasta. Totally love how the marinara sauce envelopes the spaghetti perfectly & not to forget the freshness & abundance amount of seafood included.


If you're wondering how huge their breakfast sets look like, here it is. Just look at the beautifully poached eggs & golden hash brown makes drool with hunger.

Plan B Platter

My colleague called for a beef burger & I'd must say it looks equally awesome too. Who can resist the heavily laden sesame bun with beef patty & the sinful fries to complete the dish?

Double Cheeseburger

The meal was indeed a satisfying one & it's a cool place to hang out with such comfy ambience. The restaurant ain't big & it can be quite crowded during lunch hour & probably dinner time too. I would advise you to arrive early or on a safer side, do make reservations prior to your arrival. I have no qualms about returning to Plan b for a 2nd round. =)

G5, Ground Floor
Bangsar Village I
No. 1, Jalan Telawi Satu
Bangsar Baru
59100 Kuala Lumpur

03-2287 2630

Opening Hours:
8:00am - 1:00am daily

RIP Steve Jobs

Thursday, October 06, 2011

The world was shaken by the news that Apple's co-founder & chairman, Steve Jobs passed away from a long struggling battle of pancreatic cancer. He died on the same day after the iPhone 4S was announced by current CEO, Tim Cook. Steve leaves behind a legacy - a man dubbed as a visionary, pioneer & genius who changed computing, entertainment & telecommunication industries with products that emphasize on sleek design & ease of use with cutting-edge technology.

Well-wishers & condolences flooded social network sites such as Facebook & Twitter, all expressing grief over the loss of a true visionary. Indeed a global phenomena, what better way to tribute Steve than having the world discovering news of his death & sending wishes via his popular invention - the iPhone.

I owned the iPhone 4 & each time I whipped out my phone to start tapping on the screen, it reminded me how grateful I am to be able to enjoy Steve's genius work. I am saddened that he left the world too soon but God always have His way to make things work the way it is. We will deeply miss you...RIP.

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