If you read my movie review on The Last Airbender, I mentioned it is only Saturday and still have one more day before I call a week. I managed to watch this movie on Sunday itself and that complete my week with 3 cinema movies (Vampires Suck, The Last Airbender, The Expendables), 6 DVDs (The A-Team, Repo Man, Death at a Funeral, Nanny McPhee & The Big Bang, Flirting Scholar 2 and The Legend is Born – Ip Man) and 1 chinese series (Pu Song Ling – love story of man and wolf girl).
Familliar with Sylvester Stallone? If you are not familliar with him, probably you heard about RAMBO and ROCKY? If you still don’t know who he is, let me try to recall your memories. Ohh.. he also appeared in Demolition Man (1993), Judge Dredd (1995),Spy Kids 3D: Game Over (2003) and the most recent one is RAMBO (2008). I am speechless if you still don’t know who he is.
If I keep blogging about movies .. I guess my readers will be so tired of it. So many nice movies nowadays. Many times when I watch movies, I always wanted to see all the famous actor/actress in the same movies. NOW, I found one … That is why I chose to blog this movie although I watched others too. It is called The Expandables.
Stallone is the director for this latest movie The Expendables. All the famous actors like Sylvester Stallone (RAMBO), Jason Statham (Transporter), Jet Li (Kiss of the Dragon), Dolph Lundgren (Universal Soldier), Randy Couture (famous wrestler), Steve Austin (The Longest Yard), Terry Crews (White Chicks), Mickey Rourke (Ironman 2) and Bruce Willis (Die Hard) were acting in this movie. Arnold Schwarzenegger (Terminator & Governor of California) did dropped by too !
Having all these hardcore action actors, what you can expect are a lot of blood, violent, big gun fights, fighting but one thing that I never expect is Humor. Have you see Jet Li jokes? He is making this movie more lively in the softer way. Everyone burst out of laughter with his ”Chinese” jokes.
I didn’t expect a good storyline and I was spot on. The storyline is so so only but a lot of hardcore actions (I meant war, gun fights ) and many times you get to see blood splashing everywhere (they must spend a lot of money on blood) and of coz martial arts. Below are the cool scene that I like most about the movie.
This movie is the type of movie that must watch in cinema because of the sound effects (Sound of GUN). I managed to dig the trailer to share with you. Enjoy !
Talking about pet, I used to have a dog called Ben, Tzi Tzu breed. The reason I said I used to because Ben was stolen 3 weeks ago. Let me share with you on what happen so that we can grieve and laugh together. Laugh? Am I out of my mind? or I am just cold blooded?
My maid left the gate open and Ben decided to take a walk out. Without noticing it, the maid then close the gate. So poor Ben was left outside and nobody noticed him. Not because we are not caring but Ben always like to walk around alone without barking.
The next morning I heard my mom screaming at 5 am when the dog is not in the cage. My maid decided to confess with my mom and said, “Nenek, the dog went missing yesterday, why not we go and find now ?”. Hearing this, my mom get so pissed off and started to say, “Why didn’t you tell me yesterday and only tell me now?” The maid replied, ” Nenek, I forget la.” My mom nearly fainted because of that.
Without further a due, the Ben Search Part 1 begins. My mom started to walk around the neighbourhood starting from 5.15 am till 8 am. No success. My mom asked every friends of hers. Still no success. Some claimed that they saw Ben wandering around with other female dog, jumping over the fence, bite shoes but wait a minute, Ben is a small size dog, how can he jump over the fence? Something is not right somewhere.
After work, I began Ben Search Part 2. This time I am smart, I drive around neighbourhood instead of walking. So I drove about 1 hr and still no success. Ben usually knows how to go home by himself and stay outside the gate waiting for us to open the door but not this time. Maid offered helps and said, “why not you drop me here and I will find the dog at this area. I will walk back home later.” Few hours passed, my maid not home yet? So now, instead of missing dog, my maid is missing too.
Now, Dog + Maid Search Part 3. No success of dog but noticed my maid was sitting at playground talking to some strangers and I walked closer to intervene. I asked, “Why you didn’t go home?”. She answered,”I am lost, I don’t know where to find my way back.” I am speechless.
My sister decided to go for Ben Search Part 4 alone this time to avoid losing my maid again. Again, she drove around the neighbourhood and still no sign of Ben. This is almost a day now. By right, Ben should be starving and knows how to find his way back. No success. My sis gave up and drove home.
So all of us are very sad for the loss of Ben and there is no way we can trace the location of Ben. Feeling upset, mom decided to donate the cage, dogfood, shampoo and other Ben’s belonging to other dog’s lover. Besides that, mom informed all the neighbours to return our dog if they can find him but no news after that.
Few weeks passed, suddenly a middle age auntie visited my mom (my mom’s friend) and asked, “What is your dog name?” My mom curiously replied, “It is called Ben. Why did you ask?” The auntie said,”Ohh, last few weeks I have your dog. Your dog is very good. Eating all the leftover food from us but when my daughter decided to bath the dog, the dog ran away with a chain on his neck. When you find Ben, can you return the chain to me?” My mom asked calmly, “You know I lost my dog and I am searching for Ben almost every morning. Why you didn’t you tell me?” She replied,”That is a good breed, Tzi Tzu, a very expensive dog if you buy it. That is why I decided to keep it but now, if you see the chain, can you give it back to me?” My mom was speechless and sent her back.
Sometime, I just don’t understand about human being. It is simple but yet complicated. Why can a person take your dog, come back to you and claim she took it? Weird huh? It is like telling people, I kill you and it is me who kill you but can you give me back my bullet if you find it? Ben Search fails but I learn a great lesson about how human can be so weird sometime.
We heard a lot about Shoppaholic previously. Confessions of a Shopaholic is one of the nice movie. I have a confession to make too. I guess I have problems with holic. I am a movieholic and I like to drink Horlicks
This week only, I watched 2 movies in cinema, few movies on dvd, 2 chinese series and wow.. today is only Saturday and still got 1 more days to go before the new week. Previously I posted about Vampire Sucks. Now is The Last Airbender. Check out the coolest posters I managed to find.
If you don’t know about this movies, M. Night Shyamalan wrote, directed and produced a lot of quality movies. I am sure you heard about Six Sense and The Stuart Little? The recent movies before these movies are :
The Last Airbender is based on a animated cartoon Avatar: The Last Airbender. Aang (Noah Ringer), the Avatar airbender is trying to stop the Fire Nation from enslaving the Water, Earth and Air Nations. Ops .. I shouldn’t tell all the nice storylines and let you explore yourself.
In my opinion, this is the best movie that Shyamalan ever produced beside Six Sense. This movie gives a lot of cool effects and the translation from animated cartoon to real movie is just so wonderful. I like this scene very much but I never thought how they do it? Put some glow in dark ink ???
Not just that, I particularly like “the multipurpose vehicle”, flying bison, Appa. It can fly, it can walk, it can swim in ice cold water and it is just so cool. Also, the flying momo too. I don’t know what that is but I think it is a kind of extinct giant fruit bat ??
This movie is worth watching and I suggest that you watch in cinema if you are keen in cool 3D effects and surround systems. I purposely did not mentioned all the nice and exciting scenes simply because I want you to experience first hand.
Here is the trailer.
My nephew is a crazy fan of Pokemon. He always pika here and pika there. What can I do with this 4 years old? A bit annoying when I tried to catch some nap and when I work on something serious. Sometimes, his actions are just so cute and that is also how I learned about almost all the cartoon characters, not just limited to Pokemon only.
Knowing that I am abit paranoid with Pokemon, my friend claims that there is a restaurant called Pokemon Noodles House. Thought he is pulling my leg, so I put a bet of RM 10 and I lost it.. sigh..
The Pokemon Noodles House actually exist in Taman Seri Sinar, Kepong, about 7 min drive from Mont Kiara. The noodles house is very famous in this area and the place is usually crowded over the weekend. Many decided to have breakfast with family here.
This noodles house specialties are Pan Mee. They serve varities of Pan Mee including plain soup pan mee, loh pan me, assam pan mee, spicy pan mee, dry pan mee and tom yam pan mee. Over here you have a choice of hand made or machine made pan mee. The price is ranging from RM 4-4.50 for small bowl and RM 4.50-5 for big bowl. Even a small bowl is big for me !
I ordered loh pan mee, tom yam pan mee and plain pan mee to give a try. The plain pan mee tastes better than most places, the loh pan mee and tom yam pan mee are very new to me. I tried tom yam before, I tried pan mee before but combination taste of those 2 in one bowl are just so amazing. Apparently, this place serves fish cake too which cost about RM 4 per piece.
Don’t get shock when I finished all three bowl. It is not that I finished all three by myself. I have two helpers with me
This place closes every fortnight on Thursday and starts operating from 8am – 4 pm daily. If this place is nearby at your place, feel free to drop by.
Pokemon Noodles House
GPS: 3.189633, 101.652656
Blogging about movies is always fun. As a movie lover, I enjoy pretty much spending most of my time watching movies. It can be at cinema, at home, friend’s house, mom’s house .. bla bla bla..
Recently, most of the movies show a level of qualities in terms of picture effects, sound systems and even 3D effects. Cool and impressive. Once in a while, some funny movies (humor movies) are worth watching. Good or bad? It is up to u? Good storylines? Nah.. I don’t think so, but considering they give you some laughter, funny moments, I will not complain much.
Recently, Jason Friedberg just directed Vampires Suck. Judging from his background and the movie title, it is another movie like Epic Movies, Disaster Movies and Meet the Spartan. If you miss all the three movies I mentioned earlier, I managed to dig some of the old posters from my archive folders.
All these movies have something in common, they are funny, dumb and more importantly, you need to watch hell lots of movies related to the movies scenes. If you prefer good storylines, good movies effects, serious and romantic movies, I suggest that you don’t waste your time here. All these movies have nothing close to all that.
Vampires Suck ?? First thing that come to my mind when I read this title is, vampires suck, I mean suck blood suck or the movie sucks. I guess this movie is a bit of both. The storyline is almost the same like the Twilight but I am seriously impress in the way how they connect/relate those interesting scene.
This movie really make me burst out of laughter many times. Quality of the jokes? I would say some are really good and nicely fit in but some are really silly. Put Tobasco sauce before biting human being? kinda creative in most of the jokes. Sometimes I wonder if the director continue to laugh and laugh when he directed the movie or he is already numb ?
Here is the nice scene that I like about this movies? Just a chihuahua? Well, you will find out more on why I like this scene so much when you watch the movie yourself. Bear in mind that although it is a very small dog, chihuahua actually thinks that they are very big. I have a chihuahua before and I know it well. (it can even barks at big dog, 5x bigger than their own size).
Here I include the trailer for your watching pleasure.
Many of us know about Bak Kut Teh (pork bone tea ??.. direct translation.. hehe). I am not sure how many of you heard about Chic Kut Teh (chicken bone tea). Generally both ingredients/chinese herbs are the same except the main ingredient in Bak Kut Teh is from pork and Chic Kut Teh is from chicken. duh..
Thinking of having vegetarian food (trying to stay healthy) for dinner at first, led me to discover Uncle Jerry Chic Kut Teh. As you know, I am a meat lover. How can I survive without pork ? Chic Kut Teh is new to me and I am thinking of giving it a try.
Uncle Jerry Chick Kut Teh is located near May May Ais Kacang. The shop is without air condition – so be prepared to get sweaty ! This place can get crowded sometime that customer has to seat at the corridor.
Despite it is called Uncle Jerry Chic Kut Teh, Chick Kut Teh is not part of the menu. The main menu are Bak Kut Teh, Pokari – Pork Leg Stew, Stomach Pepper Soup, Mushroom Ginger Chicken, Pepper Chicken, Kampung Drunken Chicken, Taucu King Ribs and Vinegal Porkleg.
Considering I am a meat lover, I ordered bak kut teh. What so special about this bak kut teh? i) sit on top of the menu list ii) it is pork and not chicken iii) it serves with fried onion rice.. yummie..
Normally, Bak Kut Teh is famous with the soup itself but drinking the soup will make u very thirsty. Simply because they put too much MSG (monosodium glutamate). Uncle Jerry bak kut teh is otherwise. It did not make me feel thirsty.
Another yummie dish is called Pokari – Pork Leg Stew. The stew pork leg serves with hard boiled egg. The taste is just awesome. The sause + the fried onion rice just very nice. The portions are just nice for 2 persons.
I only ordered 2 dishes this time and still have many more to go. I will come back again to try Stomach Pepper Soup, Mushroom Ginger Chicken, Pepper Chicken, Kampung Drunken Chicken, Taucu King Ribs and Vinegal Porkleg. For Bak Kut Teh + Pokari – Porkleg Stew + 2 dried onion rice + one yau char kuey only cost me about RM 24.90 (good deal for meat dishes)
Uncle Jerry Chic Kut Teh open everyday from 4 – 11 pm. It closes on every Wednesday. My personal experience tell me to avoid going on Sunday night because i) there is a pasar malam ii) hardly find parking iii) place will probably be crowded iv) you have to sit by the roadside v) the passerby will keep looking at what you eat !
Beside that, I have to say that this is indeed a great meat place on normal days.
Uncle Jerry Chic Kut Teh
This happened at the Spa & Beauty Centre when a customer requested a private room for her facial appointment. By having a mask on, she can only rely on her ears to determine if the therapist is in the room or not. A common sound of door open and close indicates that the therapist is either going out or coming in.
One day, she is having stomachache and felt uneasy when she wants to fart. She heard the door open and close when she asked, “Is anyone there? Hellooo?” Seem like no one in the room.” She no longer can hold it and started to fart. The fart starts with single fart, followed by multi combo fart, wet fart etc. It lasted about 5 min.
The therapist felt uncomfortable with the smells and ask her if she needs any assistance. Feeling embarrassed, she ask, ”I thought I asked if anyone in the room?” The therapist replied, “I was on Ipod earlier.”
I am sure many locals know about Ais Kacang or ABC (Air Batu Campur). Ais Kacang is a famous traditional Malay dessert. When talk about ice kacang as traditional Malay deserts, the questions is, how the traditional Malay get the ice from when they are in a hot and humid country with no fridge? :-P . This question has been bugging me for quite some time already. Perhaps, anyone can help me out.
Not to dwell too much in details, let me bring you to May May Ais Kacang Stall @ Kepong. This is just a normal hawker stall by the roadside that serves nice ice kacang.
Don’t expect a good hygiene at this place because sometimes, you will get to see some exotic animals such as mouse running around. Nah.. not that bad, you will only see them when you are really lucky.
This place serve many choices of desserts, ice kacang, bubur cha cha, cendol mango ais and many more. The price are ranging from 2.60 to about RM 6 depending on what you ordered.
Instead of hanging out at expensive places, maybe you can try at this place. It get crowded especially on the weekend and this place close on every Thursday. So, try it out !
May May Ais Kacang
GPS: 3.203358, 101.642716
Translation of words are so funny sometime. e.g. Joystick = batang gembira? (don’t think aside ya ). Let me not dig into details on what comes to your mind. This translation thinggy just happen to came across my mind when I visited Taman Batu. Sound awkward right ? dull? If the name change to Rock Garden, hmm.. maybe it sounds nicer..
While driving in this neighbourhood, my hungry mode kicks in. Not to mention that I am not familliar with this area, I have no clue where to find a proper meal. In the midst of searching, this restaurant caught my sight. It is called Restoran Taman Batu.
From the outside, it looks like normal and ordinary Chinese restaurant. When I walked in, it is also like a normal Chinese restaurant… hehe.. if you have been to most of the Chinese restaurants, you will know what I mean. Table with red or yellow cloth, normal plastic chair, teapot and more importantly, the pictures menu on the wall. So it will not be a problem if you don’t speak Chinese – you can just point !
Speaking of good and delicious Cheong Jing fish in my last post at Restoran Tai Dee @ Kepong, this restaurant do serves Cheong Jing fish too. I ordered one cin cai (if you read my previous post, you will know what I meant), Cheong Jing fish, steam eggs with soy sause and home made tofu. Funny enough, you will find most of the Chinese Restaurant serves home made tofu. It is really homemade? er..er.. I have no comments on that.
Despite not knowing the place well, all the 4 dishes that I ordered taste real good. The portions are just nice for 4. From chatting with the restaurant owner, I learned that the place usually get very crowded during the dinner time. The weekend or weekdays have no exceptions. Sometimes you have to queue for the seat.
Although I am new to that restaurant, I didn’t get slaughter after a good meals. All the nice dishes with drinks only cost about RM 63.40 for 4 pax. We all managed to finish all the food on tables before we continue our journey to hunt for more food so that we can share more with you next time.
Restoran Taman Batu
No. 25 & 28, TKT Bawah, Jalan A, Taman Batu, Off Jalan Kuching,
52000 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan.
Tel: +603 – 6258 9768
Handphone: +6012- 288 8768