ZTE Acqua phone – Launch and Review

Just 2 weeks ago I got a new phone!

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Well, it’s an android. And it’s pretty affordable at RM699.00 for a phone of its capability.
It is primarily my colleagues’ workphone for company use and works marvelously as a backup for all of us. So far both of them (original phones iPhone and a Samsung S3) had no complains.
We kept our expectations fair of course. :)

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Royal Selangor Visitor Centre – The Foundry – make your own pewter accessories!

I blog about food, I blog about my experiences – be it an event, a trip or even concerts; and at times, I blog about cars and gadgets too.
I love to experience as many things as possible in life; as long as it’s legal and it’s something that caught my interest, why not right? I’ll do it! :)

When I got an invite for a day at the Royal Selangor Visitor Centre, I was baffled. Ermm, go and see pewter exhibits? Hhmmm…

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BELOW: Though I admit this rather huge exhibit is interesting! :d

Further reading revealed that we are scheduled to check out the new highlight of Royal Selangor Visitor Centre – an experiential workshop called The Foundry.

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Europe 2012 – The journey begins with Air France & landing at Paris-Charles de Gaulle

So you have read about my dramatic arrival in Paris, my gastronomical food saga and my virginal attempt at smoking weed. Some of my friends and readers have said “Europe seems fun“, “I want to go Europe too!” and “You had an amazing time, I’m so envious!
This was inevitably followed by “How much was the flight tickets?“, “How was the flight?“, “Where to stay?” and so on.

Ahh, let’s begin with the topic of booking flight tickets. After all, every journey begin with the process of getting there, which in this case Europe is accessible by flight. I took KLM Airlines since my trip is originally to Venlo in The Netherlands, where the once in a decade extravagant Floriade is taking place from April – October 2012.

Frankly I didn’t book these tickets myself as the trip was sponsored by KLM Airlines. However, I did request for another return ticket for a friend of mine had wanted to join me during the same period – 16th May to 26th May and when we checked online it was about RM3,700 return. Not bad for summer time in Europe isn’t it? :)

Anyhow, here’s the link of the page you can start to sniff out some travel bargains –> http://www.klm.com/travel/my_en/index.htm

You will land on this page.

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Bonjour Garden Bakery, Kota Damansara & Isetan Eat Paradise, 1 Utama

If you have been an avid follower of my blog, you would have noticed that I’m a fanatical bread lover and a burger addict. :d
I have written a few posts on some of my favourite bakeries such as Hagen, Craft Bakers, Tommy Le Baker, etc, all which sells artisanal and healthy loaves which I’m so fond of.
While Bonjour is not exactly a pure artisan or European breads bakery, I find their loaves of a higher grade from the usual commercial bakeries, and for the very same reason that kept me returning for more each week.

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Correct me if I’m mistaken but I’m of the opinion that the average Malaysian prefers his/her breads soft and fluffy rather than the hard crusted, chewy and heavy European-style breads.
At Tommy Le Baker and Craft Bakers, their breads are made from scratch using imported flour and all loaves are preservative, additive, dough improver and softener free. These are truly hand-baked goodness. But light and floaty these loaves aren’t for sure, and it will be sometime before the average Malaysian appreciates such breads. Admittedly there has been a shift in the bread consuming society recently, a testament to the amount of artisan bakeries popping up of late. But some bakeries still struggled, such as Hagen Bake and Brew, one of my favourite bakeries which had since gave up baking their own loaves and now stocks Heistand breads instead. Sigh.

Anyhow, back to Bonjour Garden.

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AFC’s 36 Ways to Live – Chef Emmanuel Stroobant

Chef Emmanuel Stroobant returns to AFC, this time, showing you how he lives, eats, and enjoys his life to the fullest!

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In this new AFC Original Production called 36 Ways to Live!, Chef Emmanuel Stroobant shows how to whip up 36 of the most important life recipes that have marked his life.
Examples of these recipes are such as the popular dishes from his successful restaurants to his favourite meals that he makes at home.

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Pork Burger and more – The Elk, Solaris Mont Kiara

May I serve you some rubber rings?

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Yes, that was precisely the texture of the stuffed squid we were served.

Over the long Raya holidays, I grabbed the opportunity to catch up with friends over food. The choice of food outlets were obvious; places that serves pork had always ranked highly on my list and any that serves pork burgers will have my dedicated attention.

I’m such a burger addict that I attempt to eat as many burgers (pork burgers preferably) as I could. It’s a personal obsession really; I love bread, I love meat, so burgers to me are just perfect.
If there’s a pork burger in town that you think I haven’t tried, drop me a note and I will make time to visit, even if some maneuvering around my challenging schedule is required! :)

The Elk at Solaris Mt Kiara is a convenient location. As soon as I was back from Hat Yai, I gathered a group of fellow foodies and headed there with high anticipation.

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