Thursday, October 23, 2014

Plan B roaster

I've been continuosly telling my coloeague S that We should go to Plan B roasters at Menara Intermark for lunch one day. He kept saying No coz it's a coffee bar and having lunch in a coffee bar is just not right. He does have a point... But I need to know how good their coffee is.. Hmmpph

So last Monday our old colleagues wanted to have lunch with us so S suggested we go to Intermark. I was all excited coz I can at least get a takeaway from Plan B Roasters! S called me a "coffee poyo" for developing this interest to try out different types of coffee and different type of brewing. Sheeesh..

So we had lunch in the foodcourt on the lower ground floor. The foodcourt there is pretty neat and they have an extensive variety of food and the layout there is not those typical foodcourt kind of layout. Anyway, I had 'Nasi Padang' from Sari Ratu. Yup, Sari Ratu has an outlet there in foodcourt and their price there is pretty reasonable. I had massk lemak tunjang and some stir fried vege and it was only for RM8 which is cheap if you compare to going to their actual restaurant.

Right after we were done with lunch I told S I'll get some coffee while he does his normal ritual (smoking after meal). Plan B roasters offers different types of brewing method and they use beans from Pegelangan, West Java and Ratawali Gayo Highlands, Sumatra. And you can find their menu here. I ordered their MOJIFEE {mo•hee•fee} from their cold brew menu. It wasn't really my kind of coffee coz I don't take milk with coffee. Not sure why I ordered that. I think the coffee would have tasted good without the milk. To be honest I don't mind going there again and try their cold drip. So here is my coffee.


Can you see those mint leaves in that coffe (with milk)? Yeah, well it's not my thing really... Should have stick to the usual black coffee no sugar yumm. But I will definitely write a review when I try one of their cold drip.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Telur goyang

I came to work feeling so hungry yesterday. I don't normally take breakfast. My idea of breakfast is my cinch shake and my morning cup of coffee however I think I must have had an early and lite dinner the night before which left me so hungry in the morning.

Thank god the boss had an appointment outside and my colleague Tee was hungry too. So we head to level 5 (where the food court is) and hunt for food.

As we were making one whole round in the food court, I saw these two ladies having half fried egg and bread so I pointed it to my colleague. She goes "is that telur goyang?" Well I've never heard anyone call it telur goyang before. Yeah I'm a mountain tortoise according to my colleague S haha. Anyway we decided not to waste time and make another round in the foodcourt to look for the shop who sell that breakfast set and Tee went straight to the lady and asked her where to get them. I'm kinda glad to have her around coz I'm always too shy to do that.

Anyways, to cut the story short, we found the shop but we ordered the wrong set hahaha! We ordered the half boiled egg instead of half fried egg sigh. But it was pretty good.

I'm gonna miss having this when we move to the new office end of this year... Anyway, here's is my crazy yet entertaining colleague S.

 

I was telling him that I was gonna post this online when I point the camera towards him and instead of covering his face, he actually strike a pose for me! Well I guess I do have a permission to post this photo muahahaaha..

 

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

The Move

Sunday was crazy busy. As I mentioned before, my parents moved to a new house. Since the house is like 5 mins drive from the old place, it doesn't make sense for them to hire a mover. We did it all by ourselves so the only time I was able to lend my helping hands is during the weekends. So Zahed got some help from the 2 people from his constrcution site. Those people were nice enough to offer their help for free but we insisted that they took some stuff like food and clothes.
So my younger brother was around last weekend. That means, OVERLOAD OF COFFEE!!! My brother Tareq has developed this obsession in coffee brewing and so glad he has a good taste when it comes to coffee. He bought the kenya coffee beans and I instanly fell in love with it. It's a little stronger than the Colombian beans that I bought at Coffeeritual. Here's a video of him showing off his skills and coffee gadgets

I tasted my borther cold drip coffee and it was superb! The kind that you want to take when you plan to burn the midnight oil! Oh I forgot to mention that he took us to this one coffee shop which is located right behind Tropicana. Can't remember the name of the shop. The coffee, choc peanut butter cake and Red velvet cake was superb but I won't be going there again coz right before leaving we found out they were non-halal. I did check if they put in any alcohol or lard in the cakes, thank god they said No. Here is Laith's hot choc.
 


Anyway, everything was done by 6pm. Not everything actually, there are some otherr stuff that needs to be rearranged into the cabinets but everyone was exhausted and I was having ab cramps coz Aunt Flo came for her monthly visits.
We sent the two guys back and by the time we reached their place it was 7.45pm. Laith requested for Pizza and thank god there was a Pizza Hut outlet near Chow Kit. He wanted to eat pizza like TMNT. Yup still not over with Raphael :)

 

The boys still have energy for a few rounds of WWF on the Xbox. me? i was in lala lamd right after cleaning myself and brushing my teeth.

 

Monday, October 20, 2014

Green fingers

I spent a few minutes on Saturday morning to look at my plants. I have 2 plants in my MIL's garden. One is the Aloe plant which was initially belongs to my colleague. He asked me to take care of his aloe plant when he resigned from our old employer and when the plant was in my care, 2 baby aloe sprouted ( is that the correct term?) so I adopted one of them.

It used to be big but I forgot to water it until it wilted. I quickly save this fella, watered it and gave it some fertalizer and it started growng again. Phewh!

I also have my mint plant. My MIL bought it for me in Sungai Buluh. I wanted to have one coz I used to make my own detox drink. You know, the one with lemon, cucumber, orange skin and mint leaves in ice water. It was hard to keep the mint leaves fresh in the refrigerator so I decided to get one pot and keep it in the garden. This fella experienced a similar problem with the aloe plant. I forgot to water it for a week so it started wilting. And there was some bugs stuck on the leaves. I had to cut off the wilted part past 2 weeks and now I'm somglad to see some green leaves started growing

I was never good at planting. I used to plant cactus and they died! My mom said that cactus are supposed to be the easiest kind of plant to keep so it kinda bothered me. It made me think that I am just not meant to plant anything. Well after looking the aloe plant and the mint plant, I think I was wrong after all. I think it's in my blood. My dad after all, has been a planter all his life.

I went to look at my MIL's bunga kantan ( torch ginger flower) and took some photos of it.

 

That's a pretty neat looking flower right?

 

Friday, October 17, 2014

TGIF

Can't believe that weekend is kicking off soon! It has been crazy busy week! I don't have any major plans for the weekends. Just helping my parents out with their move. They are moving to their new house which is like 3-5 mijs drive from her old place.

Anyway, we had lunch at Sisters @ GTower which is my colleague S's favourite restaurant. I'm starting to think that he actually have a share in that restaurant coz he eats there at least twice a week! When I say 'he' well I mean 'we' coz I get dragged along to that restaurant too. After trying so many different kind of dishes, I finally found one dish that I really like

 

Seafood noodle soup..they are pretty good and the gravy is not so oily. I like to think of it as a healthy meal coz I used to eat those oily fried rice noodle and their hokkien mee which are crazy oily too. My colleague T had some salted egg I think...S on the other had was having his seafood soup with rice, which he orders every time we eat im Sisters!

Anyway, it rained again later in the afternoon which I truly enjoy. I love the cool weather outside and the sound of the raindrops hitting the window. The only thing that is missing at that moment is my bed!

 

Can't wait to get home and sleep in on the weekend mornings!!!

Meet the suggies

Sometime in September I took my friend (who is from the states and started working here) to one of our famous night markets in Danau Kota. We discovered a pet shop in thee and the guy from that pet shop was holding a female sugar glider who was very tame! She was climbing on my shoulder and sleeping in my arms while I was listening to that guy explaining on how to keep a sugar glider as a pet.

I decided I should get one coz they are cute plus you can carry them anywhere in a bag.

The first one we bought was a male glider. Laith named him Big Chill from the Ben 10 alien character. Big Chill was 5-6 months when we got him. It took zahed 2 weeks to tame this fella. Him and zahed had crazy arguments at night before he was tamed. We took Big Chill to Cherating for my brother's wedding and he behaved well.

A month after we had Big Chill, he started to make this weird sounds at night. You know how sugar gliders are active at night. He made a continuous weird sound and will stop until I get up and talk to him. I figured that he was lonely. i suggested we get another glider to keep him company so that was when we got our female glider, Sweet Cheeks(laith named her). Sweet cheeks is pretty hard to tame, even when she is tamed, she still makes that crabbing noise and Big Chill would go "psst, psst". I think that is his way to tell her to shut up.lol
Anyway, I think having a sugar glider is not much work except for cleaning and feeding. I play with them every alternate days at night and Zahed takes them to play outside on the trees. But one thing I'm not so hapoy about is how expensive their food and accessories are!
 
Here some photos of Big Chill having fun outdoors.

 

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Productive Day

Today has been really busy. Although the boss wasn't around the whole day we have so much to do and with the new projects that we have nailed I forsee that we will be crazy busy until early next year!

Anyway I think my boss has a really great strategy in making sure that we do our job. He writes down everyone's task on the whiteboardand each given a due date. Once a week he will call us for a 'chat' which actually is going through the stuff on the whiteboard. Me and my colleague S calls it the 'Board meeting'. We will need to update him on our progress. I used to be so damn scared when he calls for a 'chat' but now that I have to do my stuff, I'm all smiles when I update him on my progress haha ( a bit exaggerating on the 'all smiles' part)

Anyway, we had lunch at Sushi Zanmai again!!!! Yummness just mentioning the name makes me salivating lol. I ordered the same Salmon Zanmai and I was enjoying every one of them, we sat right next ti the conveyor and I can't help eyeing tall the salmon sushis while waiting for my order. Funny S just knew which sushi I was eyeing and grab the plate and told me to eat it lol..it's hard to control myself around salmon really. My colleague T was there this time and I honestly can't remember what she or S ordered because I was busy savouring my Salmon Belly Sushi.

Anyway, we left office pretty late today. Had to waitfor S to complete his stuff before we start our board meeting again and board meeting started at 6.30 I think and we were done at 7.15pm. My boss told T that it wasn't his fault that we had to work late coz it was all S's fault coz we had to wait til he was done and told T to go and be angry at S. Hahah it's hard to be mad or stay mad at S especially for me coz he is like a brother to me. For gods sake he throws tissue that he blows his nose with towards me and the only personwho does that to me is my brother!

Anyway, Zahed picked me up at the LRT and then we had dinner at Sukumvit AU5D. I ordered their red tom yamtotally forgetting that it tasted weird the last time we had it there. They put sugar in it I think coz it was sweet. However this time around it tasted better and I managed to finish the whole bowl.

Red tomyam

Thats beef in red sauce

Salted fish vegetable

Omelette

Dinner was good. i managed to do a 15 min Kettlebell workout and now I'm ready for bed *yawns*

Oyasuminasai!