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Saturday, July 31, 2010

New addition to the family

Went shopping with my wife yesterday and popped into the pet store to buy some supplies for my dog called Buddy. And then................. my wife wandered off to the area where they sell puppies and absolutely fell in love with this gorgeous tri-color Shihtzu+Pekingese Hybrid(Shinese).

This is the gorgeous face my wife fell head over heels in love with.

I will take more pictures of her later. This 1st picture is kinda bad as she was really curious and active when we 1st brought her home. She was constantly moving and running around and I've misfocussed a wee bit on her nose. Hehe.

It's going to be a busy few months of housebreaking and training all over again. I also have to be very careful that we don't make Buddy jealous. So he's going to need equal attention as well. I really wasn't keen on going through all that again but my wife really loved this Shinese so I kinda had no choice. Hehe.

We haven't given her a name yet. These are the names we have shortlisted with the help of Google. They are Pinky, Coco, Cookie, Candy, Lulu and Bella. I'm currently in favor of Bella. What do you guys think?

Monday, July 19, 2010

Delifrance Amazing Spaghetti Deal

This is something I've been enjoying with my kids for the past 2 weeks. It's an amazing deal from Delifrance. The spaghetti meals usually cost rm16 but during this promotional period they only cost rm6! You can choose from the 3 available types of spaghetti- Beef Bolognaise, Chicken Bolognaise or Chicken Forestiere. All 3 flavors are nice. We like them all and we're certainly going to take advantage of this promo till the end of this month. I proclaim this to be the month of Pasta. Hehe.

Here's the promotional leaflet.

Here's the Pasta Beef Bolognaise I had today. Don't expect 5 star hotel style presentation. It's quite sloppily presented but it tastes good and most importantly, it's damn cheap. Haha.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Gran Turismo 5 at last! Hopefully.....

I just received this e-mail and they have announced a solid date for the arrival of Gran Turismo 5 at last! The date is November 2, 2010. GT5 was promised as a PS3 launch game but has been delayed for so many years. They also announced many times that it would be out by Christmas. Many years have gone by and we have been disappointed so many times. Let's hope Sony keeps their promise this year and delivers GT5 to us at long last and we will all have a super Christmas present for 2010.

Here's the email I received this morning.


Saturday, July 10, 2010

Sony NEX FEVER!!!!!!!!



I love the Sony NEX so much, I bought another one today. Hehehe. Decided to get the NEX-5 with 18-55mm and 16mm twin lens kit this time. I've had the NEX-3 for a few days now and am totally happy with the image quality and all so I reckon the 18-55mm will be good for backpacking holidays. My wife prefers a zoom lens with image stabilization and she asked me to get the 18-55mm for her. Since I have to go and buy the 18-55mm, I figured I would just go out and buy the whole kit today. Decided on the NEX-5 this time since I already have the NEX-3. Hehe.

I'll just use the pancake and my wife will use the 18-55mm when we go on our backpacking holidays. No more worries about damaging our expensive SLRs and also the fear of being robbed since we like exploring and taking pictures of everyday life in slum areas. The NEX is so cheap, if we damage or lose it, it's easily replaceable and we're back on track since most camera stores will be selling the NEX. I can't imagine damaging or losing our SLRs while on holiday. It will be a nightmare, financially and also photographically speaking. We will still bring along the SLRs but we wont be using them in the slum areas anymore. It's a bit scary, really.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Sony Fair at 1 Utama

Here's the latest Sony Fair at 1 Utama. World Cup theme since Sony is one of the main sponsors of the World Cup. There are lotsa TVs, cameras and stuff you can try out. There's some pretty good deals on the Bravia TVs too. Go check it out if you're a Sony freak. Hehe. Let's get on with the pictures.

Here's the living area in my house.................
I wish. Hahaha.

View from upstairs. That football sphere at the bottom of the picture is where the 3D TV demo is.

View of the main concourse area.

All pictures shot with Sony NEX3 with the 16mm f2.8 pancake lens + VCL-ECF1 Fisheye converter lens.

The loooooooovely new Sony NEX 3 & 5 cameras are there on demo too. I just looooooooooove my NEX 3 so much. You guys have to go and try these little pocket rockets out. They're fantastic little cameras. Don't blame me if you leave the fair with a NEX and lighter wallet though. Haha.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

The Twilight Saga

Ok............we are now officially vampire show freaks. Me and my girls just looooooooove vampire flicks so much. We're gonna watch The Twilight Saga TWICE. Here's the tickets I just bought.


We're gonna watch the midnight show afterwards and then watch it again tomorrow evening. Are we mad??? Yes I guess so. Anyone wanna join us for both shows? Haha

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Ninja Joe Burger


1st of all, sorry to my Muslim friends ya, this is a non halal posting. Hehe. This burger is sooooooooooooooooooo delicious............. I just have to write about it and share with my non Muslim friends.

It's called Ninja Joe Burger. I think it's the only restaurant as I've never seen it anywhere else except in Tropicana City Mall. I was just walking around when I saw it and decided to give it a go. Boy oh boy, I'm so glad I tried it. It's so deeeeeeeeeeeeeeeelicious!!!!!

Anyway, this is how the restaurant looks like. It's got a very Japanese kinda feel to it.




Here's something you'll see at the cashier counter. It's a description of their product. I really appreciate that no "spare parts" are used in my burger. LOL

I ordered a 6 pack which is the cheapest combination at rm23.90. A single burger costs rm5.50. I also added on 2 pax of drink and fries for only rm3.50 each. There are 6 flavors to choose from. Original, Teriyaki, Oriental, Sweet&Sour, Black Pepper and Spicy. I liked Teriyaki, Oriental, Sweet&Sour and Black Pepper. The Spicy burger is really lame, the sauce is the kinda chili sauce you get with the typical chicken rice. See how small the burgers are? They're biscuit sized burgers in White Castle Burger style. Anyone remember White Castle? They went bust in Malaysia a long time ago but anyone who's been/from overseas will surely know about White Castle Burgers.

The burger doesn't look like much in this picture, I can assure you it tastes superb though. Hehe.

Big fat crinkle style fries just the way I like it. I hate those McDonald's skinny fries. The Ninja fries come out fresh from the hot pot of oil and it really is steaming hot. Awesome fries I tell you. I looooooooove it.

The aftermath. Haha

All you non Muslim burger lovers, go and try it now. It's deeeeeeeeeeelicious!!!!!

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Sony NEX-3

Wheeeeeeee! Finally got my Sony NEX-3 with the 16mm f2.8 pancake lens. I've waited so long for this lovely fella to be available at the shops. Been waiting impatiently since the NEX launch event I attended last month. It's finally here and in my pocket. :)

Here's a quick test shot after I brought it home. Just look at the lovely bokeh.


I've finally got my dream compact camera that's small, ultra wide at 24mm, has really high ISO capability and lotsa bokeh. I love my Leica D-Lux4 as a pocket cam but the thing about it is that it doesn't do high ISO and has absolutely no bokeh. This lil NEX3 is gonna be in my pocket all the time. I looooooooooove it. Will be taking a trip down to the beach now. Hopefully the weather is good so I can get some nice sunset pics with this new baby of mine. :)