Friday, October 30, 2009
5 star hotel in the business district with strict security procedure. At least 5 guards manning the entrance checking the vehicle going in, then the barrier, sniff dog at the main hotel entrance, go through the metal detector then only you can go through the front door.
Traffic is always busy in front of the hotel making it longer to go out and into the hotel. Staff are friendly and helpful, check in was quick. I like the breakfast spread, local food, Chinese, Japanese, Spanish food, no complaint at all on that issue.
Nice size room, furniture a bit dated except for the LCD TV, overall quite what one expect from this kind of hotel but I would not come here again, location is too busy and still have to pay USD12 for internet access. The only good thing is its just 5 minutes walk to Delta Spa :)
Gran Meliá Jakarta *****
Jalan H.R. Rasuna Said Kav X-0 - Kuningan, 12950, Jakarta
Tel: (62) 21 5268080 - Fax: (62) 21 5268181
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
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Monday, October 19, 2009
Sunday, October 11, 2009
The whole gang attended the wedding 'kenduri' of our neighbour today (read: lunch), it was too early so the bride & groom were not there yet. Met some old primary school friends there too, and some makcik-makcik asking me about my mom and dad.
...the most classic line he ever spoke.
"When the seagulls follow the trawler, it's because
they think sardines will be thrown into the sea.
Thank you very much." - Eric Cantona
I just love this bit when he kick the %&#$ off that piece of bad ass. I don't think he deserved to be called a supporter, even as a Villa supporter
When is it going to end? Gosh... every weekend there will be invitations for the Hari Raya open house and again this weekend as per the other last 2 or is it 3 weekends it has been the weekend of gorging lamb, boer, beef, chicken and not to forget the usual lemang, ketupat and rendang. The mention of boer made me salivate as I recall Zainal's boer soup last week. Fabolouso, fantastico, magnifico... thumbs up.. if I can show both thumbs in my shoes I'll give them to Zainal too... best thing is there is none of that white residue on the surface of boer's soup. That proves.. mmm proves apa ya? No fat? Ya maybe kut.
Zainal's effort at the factory open house.. he is the one holding that big knife
Today is no exception... again Zainal is the main man manning the barbecue at an open house, and I am assured of another round of lamb on the charcoal fire that fits my taste bud. Yup, at the factory open house he was the 'master chef' for the lamb too but I think today's serving is much better.... conspiracy?
After that its Yati's house... I found something I've never seen before, glutinous rice (pulut) in Nepenthes, what the bretheren is Nepen-fargin-ses I hear you say.... "Nepenthes" are also known as Tropical Pitcher Plants, Monkey Cup or Periuk Kera in Bahasa Malaysia. They are known for their beautiful “pitchers” but it is their carnivorous nature that intrigues people. What the *%$#.... it taste good, I can eat tonnes of it, so?
Yup you are right... its this thingy...
Then you clean & wash it, put the glutinous rice and coconut milk in it then steam it... Waallla.. this is what you get.
Ehem... what about tomorrow? 1 in Shah Alam another one in Subang and not to forget, need to visit Chong Kok Kopi Tiam tomorrow morning... my previous posting here
Whatever happen to the 20 odd kilos I shaved off my 6-pack over Ramadhan? Now I look more incredible than Mr Incredible ..... hahaha!!
Friday, October 09, 2009
It was our factory open house just after Friday prayer's. It was good to see our friends, suppliers and customers coming to our place enjoying the barbecued lamb, satay, beriyani rice etc on offer. I was the judge for the karaoke contest, lucky our Azam from production stole the show with his voice, if not our 3 representatives from the accounts department would have taken the top 3 spot and I would be accused of 'cronism' hahaha :)