Monday, October 17, 2011

Not food related

There is no new food adventure over the past few weeks as Calvin has been very busy with the camera fair that his company organized. It was held in Sunway Pyramid and I tagged along for the weekend events. Main purpose was so that I could drink Chatime. I am addicted to Chatime, Gongcha and Snowflake. I guess I love the chewy consumables that each of them offered. Since there’s no food, let’s talk about pink items Smile



My piggy bank. This is a present from my ji mui for my birthday. It has been a faithful coin pig to me for the past 6 or 7 years. I collect coins so that my mum can exchange them with my uncle from Ipoh who owns a coffee shop. This is also a method for me to save money as I don’t like paying my purchase with coins and don’t fancy carrying them around either as they weigh down my bag.



Bought some pink items from the shop in Times Square when I first started working in ING. The USB Fan is very pretty, noisy and it moves when I turn it on. But it’s very adorable. I bought another USB fan to replace this one and it’s pink as well. Haha. The pink earphone is very pretty but the quality of the music become bad through it. So, it is currently sleeping nicely in the drawer at office. The pink heart shape container is my travel contact lense container with a mirror, an empty bottle for the solution and a scapula to pick the lense up. Although bulky but it’s very pretty.



My pink accessories box that I bought for the 100 yen shop in Subang. I found this is a better way of keeping my earrings than in rack as it won’t collect dust. During my Bangkok trip, I bought quite a number of earrings where the left and right earring are not identical. I can mix and match among them. And sleeping in the box is the only watch that I own. I love bags, earrings and pink items but watch is something that I only need 1 in my lifetime. It’s a present from Calvin on Valentine’s day. I don’t really know how to admire/collect branded watch like IWC, Tag or Omega as for me, it only shows me the time. So one is enough and don’t have to be so expensive cause a RM10 watch will give you the same time of the day as the RM10k watch. Haha. As long as it's pretty and not bulky will be fine for me. But I am not against people who collect watch or prefer branded watch. Different people love different things. Just like I love bags but not everybody love bags the way I do… Hehe.



Some of the pink products that I have. I realize that pink products smell better than the non-pink ones. The sakura hand lotion (2nd from left) smell very nice. My hands are very dry and when it has reach the limit, my hands will feel very itchy. It is that kind of itch that will you cannot scratch away. This is when the hand lotion saves the day, besides smelling very nice. Hehe.




Pink items that are always in my bag regardless of which bag I am carrying that day. My pink handphone pouch with my Chinese name in pink as the key chain. Bought the pouch from Sg Wang and it provides my phone with a soft and comfortable environment to rest. If you look closely at the my chinese name, there’s an apple on top of it. Got this from my Taiwan trip. The bright pink bag is my sanitary pads bag. Nothing much to say about it except it holds different type of pads. Haha. The shimmering bag is my pink Harrods coins bag. I don’t like to keep coins in my wallet as it will make the wallet very bulky. Since my wallet is leather, I don’t want the coins to affect the shape so I purposely bought this coins wallet so that my wallet will remain pretty forever. Hehe. The pink umbrella is a present from Calvin. He bought it in Hong Kong as he knew I always wanted a pink umbrella from Espirit but I am not comfortable in spending RM50 to buy an umbrella. He bought it at a cheaper price in Hong Kong and this shade of pink is not available in Malaysia. Hehe.



My old handphone pouch and wallet. The pouch is no currently used to keep samples of shampoo and skin products that I got from Cleo magazine every month. I am not confident to put some skincare that I have never used before on my face because I am worried that it will give me pimples. The pink wallet is a present from Calvin for my birthday. I told him once that I really love the pink wallet cause it’s pink and few months later, I got it as my present. I changed my wallet to a new one. Even though it is black but I still love it very much. Hehe.



My pink gadget, all present from Calvin for Christmas and anniversary. The pink Nintendo is my favorite gift by far. Not only because I have been eyeing on one for the longest time, but it’s his effort that made me treasure this gadget very much. Calvin’s aunty gave me a pink Snoopy phone accessories but I match it with my Nintendo. Looks very pretty now. The pink iPod was chosen by me as anniversary present as I needed a music companion during work. Way cheaper than any other mp3 player out there with the same memory capacity.

The last item is something I wish I have. Calvin already have the item in black. Do you think he will let me change it to….




Monday, October 3, 2011

Fukuya Restaurant–Late Birthday Celebration

This was supposed to be a surprise dinner for Calvin to celebrate his birthday even though the actual day was few weeks ago. Since we went back to Ipoh for my grandpa’s birthday on the actual day and the following week both of us were still very exhausted from the pre wedding photo shoot, his big day was only celebrated over the weekend. Both of us love Japanese food, so I Google-d for a Japanese restaurant that we have never been to with a beautiful environment  for a quiet dinner just for me and him. I am terrible in keeping surprise a surprise, especially from him. This time, I considered myself did a great job but something happened earlier in the evening at home that made him suspicious. Oh well, I will try harder next year. Hehe.

I choose Fukuya Restaurant after a few good reviews. The restaurant is located at Jalan Delima, near the Noble Banquet restaurant.





We reached the restaurant at 7pm and Calvin managed to take a few photographs of the interior and exterior of the restaurant. There are several private rooms for those who wanted more privacy for a small party. I love the small garden in the middle of the restaurant. There are several chairs near the garden for those who want to smoke or make a private call. I love the peaceful and quiet ambience throughout the whole dinner.



We ordered green tea whenever we dine in Japanese restaurant, without a miss. We don’t like alcohol drinks during dinner and the tea will not deviate the taste of our food.

Calvin ordered unagi set meal and I went for the tempura set meal. We were surprised by the portion of the meal, especially the appetizer and sashimi.



Our cold appetizer is consist of grilled scallap, lettuce wrapped with salmon, egg, some fish and prawn avocado salad. That was the first time me and Calvin tasted the fish. Instead of normal fish flesh, the fish was actually filled with egg-lookalike thingy all over the body. Acceptable for both of us as we ate the whole body. We were surprised that there’s no bone at all. The scallop with some special sauce was very nice. You can’t see it from the photo but underneath the shell is a small mountain of salt! Overall, I enjoyed the cold appetizer but a little bit salty for me.



Hot steaming chawan mushi!! The chawan mushi was very good as it was served still piping hot. The egg was very soft and melt inside our mouth. Yummy yummy!!



This is what impressed me the most for the set meal. 6 pieces of sashimi that consist of salmon and tuna. We did not share this as each set meal comes with one plate of sashimi. That means, Calvin can enjoy the 2 plates of sashimi all on his own!! That’s like 12 pieces of raw fish. BUT…. I decided to try a slice of each fish, just to be brave for once. Initially, it was very slimy and I kept on imagining that I was placing a worm in my mouth. Even though tasteless, but still a little bit yucky for me texture wise. I have to say that sashimi is acceptable at the moment. I have to get myself used to eating sashimi before my honeymoon. I can’t just look at Calvin when he enjoy the fresh sashimi while I have nothing to eat right??? Wish me luck and pray that my stomach can take it.



For my tempura set, I have an additional stew vegetables dish that consist of mushroom, carrot, lotus root and an unidentifiable crunchy thingy. I love the mushroom but overall, this dish was too salty for me. But, I finished the whole bowl of vegetable including the carrots. I am starting to accept bigger pieces of carrots from time to time for the sake of my eyes. Haha. Vain, I know….




Calvin’s much anticipated unagi arrived!! He commented that there’s a little stale taste to his fish but I think it’s okay. Although a little bit small but since we already had few types of appetizers earlier, our stomach was half tank when the main dish arrived.



My tempura set. I love the prawns as they were absolutely crunchy. There’s even a deep fried leaf which I push into my mouth without hesitation. Up to now, I still have no idea where did the leaf come from. There’s carrot as well, which I bravely chew and swallowed at a very fast speed. Haha.



The belated birthday boy with a big stomach that he hides with his arms. Hahaha. He still prefers Hajime’s food that we went for his birthday last year. Must be the stale taste from his unagi that turns him off a little. Hehe.

Our meal ended with super sweet rock melon. We stayed to chat for a little longer before head to Sg Wang as I wanted to get some belts. Unfortunately, the time spent stuck in the jam to and out from the parking area are more than shopping itself. Furthermore, the shops started to close for business at around 8pm!! Weird!!


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The entrance/walkway to the restaurant which I love. There are private rooms on the left and right along the pathway. I definitely would be happy for another visit to the restaurant and try out other set meal with more dishes plus the ice cream that is not available that night during my visit.