The wife believe that it’s good to once in a while follow a vegan diet in order to detox and cleanse your body of all the toxins accumulated.
The vegan diet means eating more fiber-rich foods and cutting down on all types of meat, which means no fish, chicken, beef or pork. And so, we make it a point to go for vegetarian at least once or twice a month.
That’s quite a struggle for a meat lover like me! However, this is also part of the slimming down secret ya?! Lolz.
Tian Xiang Yuan (天香苑) is one of the vegetarian restaurant we frequent whenever we feel like having a meatless meal. The restaurant occupied a corner lot and can be easily spotted as it’s facing the roadside. It’s at OUG near Steven’s Corner Mamak. The service is good and fast. We usually order dishes to go with rice.
Vegetarian Assam Fish
This dish have a complex taste – sweet, sourish and spicy thick gravy with slices of mock fish with tomato, okra, egg plants, pineapple etc. Paired well with a bowl of hot steamed white rice.
Vegetarian Yam Basket
This Yam Ring aka Fatt Put in Cantonese has a crispy skin and a powdery centre enveloping mushrooms, assorted vegetables, mock meat and cashew nuts. Even vegetarian version of yam ring can taste this good!
Buttered Flavoured Abalone Mushroom
Despite the name of this dish, I think the butter is replaced with non- dairy margarine. The abalone mushroom is deep fried and then stir fry with all the ingredients until crispy and aromatic. Highly addictive dish!
Simple and nice beancurd dish consisting of ingredients in Loh Hon Chai such as Chinese cabbage, shiitake mushrooms , button mushrooms , carrots, broccoli, gluten puffs, snow peas, baby corn, wood’s ear fungus and etc.
Vegetarian Sambal Petai
This vegetarian version of stink beans is cooked with mock anchovies and vegetarian sambal. Not a bad dish but the mock anchovies somehow lack in texture and crunchiness. We prefer the meat version :/
It’s Wesak Day this Friday! It’s a day for Buddhists to go vegetarian but for non-Buddhist, it’s good to have vegetarian once awhile to cleanse the toxins in our body.
Be healthy and start off today!
“HAPPY WESAK DAY and HAPPY HOLIDAY PEEPS!”
To those not celebrating, have a great day with your family and loved ones!
Tian Xiang Yuan Vegetarian Restaurant (天香苑) @ OUG
Address: 65, Jalan Hujan, Taman Overseas Union, 58200 KL (same row as Rue Ee Chinese Restaurant) Business Hours: 11am – 2.45pm
6pm – 9.45pm Tel: 03-7784 2348
The Gastro Project is located at a secluded and quiet spot in Section 17, same row as Decanter restaurant. It occupied a corner lot that provides ample parking.
Just last Saturday, I visited Gastro Project for a birthday celebration with a group of friends. The ambience is great, with nice decor and yellow light lighting.
Once inside, you will come across posters of famous Hollywood stars including Jack Nicholson and Julia Roberts all over the walls.
The menu at this Italian fusion restaurant includes pastas, pizzas, pies, burgers, salads and a few meat-centered dishes for meat-lovers.
After a good dinner one can forgive anybody, even one’s own relations. – Oscar Wilde
Crab Meat Aglio Olio
Wanted something light and simple and the server recommended this. This traditional Italian pasta dish is one of their signatures, mixed with chili, garlic and flakes of sweet crab meat. A simple dish but taste wonderful!
The group of friends ordered:
Meat Tortellini in a Cream Sauce
It’s a meat stuffed pasta in homemade green garlic pesto sauce and pine-nuts. It’s a really small portion meat stuffed pasta and the friend commented that he don’t even know what meat stuffed in the pasta! Lolz.
Pumpkin Raviolli in a Light Tomato Sauce
It’s a pumpkin filled pockets, sauteed in a classic tomato base and topped with parmesan. The portion is rather small too!
The TGP Burger
It’s the own lamb patty, grilled to perfection and served on a bed of rocket leaves with tomato chutney, in a cibatta bread, with a side of potato wedges.
Classic Cheese Burger
It’s a juicy home made beef patty with all the trimming; cheese, pickles and salad, and a side of potato wedges.
Verdict: Food was ok and ambience’s great but the prices are a bit steep for the portion sizes (just nice for small eaters)
Happy Birthday to the April Babies! Soon King and Weng Yan!
01 Myth : Viruses and other malicious software (“malware”) only affected computers and laptops. 02 Myth : I can’t get a virus or be attacked on popular social networking sites. 03 Myth : Apple products aren’t susceptible to viruses and online attacks. 04 Myth : Free antivirus software on my computer is good enough to protect my information. 05 Myth : It’s easy to tell if a site is fake — typos or forign characters are key indications. 06 Myth : My computer won’t get infected since I don’t visit risky sites. 07 Myth : I’ll know right away if my computer is infected.
A. Mobile Survey APAC findings
I. Mobile device penetration in APAC:
• Norton survey found that 72 percent of consumers in APAC access the Internet with their mobile devices.
- China (87 percent) and Singapore (84 percent) ranked as the top two countries surveyed that were most likely to use their devices to access the Internet.
- Followed by Japan (77 percent), India (63 percent), Australia (60%) with New Zealand stacking at the rear with 50 percent.
II. APAC consumer mobile behaviour:
• Surfing the Internet and downloading apps were the highest ranked activities with accessing social media networks a close third.
• Singapore has the highest number of people (60%) accessing social media networks using their mobile devices, followed by Chinese (59%) Japanese (42%), Indians (42%) and Australians (40%).
• 30% of APAC consumers shop online using their mobile devices and 24% both access work-related emails and make mobile payments.
• 60% of consumers store their personal photos on their mobile devices.
III. ‘Emotional attachment’ with mobile devices:
• 45% consumers in APAC say they can’t live without their mobile devices.
• Out of the six countries surveyed across Asia-Pacific (Australia, China, India, Japan, Singapore and New Zealand), mobile devices are among the top two belongings consumers will save from a fire in every country. More than half of the Chinese Nationals polled (54%) ranked saving their mobile devices as the topmost priority followed by Singapore at 49% and India at 43%.
• The importance mobile users place on their devices is clear, but despite this importance and the storing of personal information on their phones, only 35% use mobile security software.
B. Key takeaways from the survey
•Mobile devices are increasingly becoming an intrinsic part of our lives yet majority of consumers are unaware that a security solution specifically for mobile exists
•Each market shows diverse response in terms of security awareness while the emotional connection is strong – and online activity on mobile is increasing at a rapid rate
•The threat landscape is getting broader with growing risks seen from social networks and fake apps
•It’s now more important than ever for us to protect all of the devices which we use to go online
•Use a trusted technology partner to stay safe
Do you know the facts above? Better be safe then never right?
Finally, the time has come and Sir Richard Branson had to dress as an AirAsia stewardess serving Sir Tony Fernandes in a flight from Perth to Kuala Lumpur.
-picture source from fb-
Virgin Group chairman Sir Richard Branson turned heads as he slipped into AirAsia’s red uniform complete with red lipstick, false eye lashes and red ballet shoes to honour bet made with Air Asia’s chief Tan Sri Tony Fernandes.
SEPANG: Virgin Group chief Sir Richard Branson’s stint as an AirAsia “stewardess” lasted barely six hours before he was promptly “fired” for spilling orange juice on Tan Sri Tony Fernandes’ lap.
The British billionaire, who made good on a Formula One bet he lost to the AirAsia boss in 2010, had to pour drinks and serve meals as well as make in-flight announcements as part of the deal.
But Branson got his revenge against Fernandes on the special AirAsia X charity flight from Perth, in which he had to slip into AirAsia’s red uniform, complete with a pair of sheer stockings over shaved legs and shiny red ballet flats.
His blond mane was also coiffed, while false eyelashes, eyeshadow and red lipstick completed the look.
Fernandes, who was tickled pink at the sight of his former boss and mentor in the get-up, announced that Branson was “fired” following his behaviour on the plane.
From suit to skirt: Fernandes (right) being served by Branson dressed as an AirAsia stewardess while flying from Perth to Kuala Lumpur. — AFP
“I should have realised. He had this tray and he was standing right in front of me.
“I looked into his eyes and thought oh no, he’s going to do it’ and he did,” he quipped to reporters after they landed at LCCT from Australia.
He then said he had to be in his underpants for a while as he did not bring a change of clothing.
Fortunately, another passenger lent him a pair of shorts while waiting for his jeans to dry.
The hilarious experience was Branson’s punishment for losing a bet to Fernandes in 2010.
His then Formula One Virgin Racing team (now Marussia under new ownership) ended behind Lotus Racing (renamed Caterham) in the team rankings.
To conclude the wager, Fernandes presented Branson with a “graduation certificate” to show he had served as an AirAsia stewardess.
Branson, 62, who refused to shave his trademark beard for the occasion, made heads turn when he sauntered into the terminal after the flight, handbag slung over one shoulder, batting his false eyelashes and posing for the huge media crowd gathered there.
He said he had had a wonderful experience and thanked Fernandes’ crew for “teaching me how to look beautiful, perform my duties and how to drop the tray in Tony’s lap”.
“I realise I am now fired and I need to go back to civilian clothes and my day job. I’ve always wanted to be an air hostess, but it looks like I’ll have to get back to normality now,” he quipped.
Fernandes has also agreed to accompany Branson on a trip to space, joking that they might make another bet when they were near the moon.
Around RM600,000 (A$200,000) was raised for the charity flight which will go to the Starlight Children’s Foundation in Australia, which helps seriously ill and hospitalised children.
The Pakatan Rakyat organized a mass gathering yesterday; 8th May 2013 at Kelana Jaya MBPJ Stadium. All the Malaysian Rakyat were called to wear black to Kelana Jaya Stadium as a silent protest on the recent 13th Malaysian General Elections!
I parked at Paradigm Mall and then walk towards the Stadium. I read that some parked as far as Sunway and walked all the way to the Stadium. Salute you guys!
Human flow walking from Paradigm Mall never stop! I think that’s the only day you can see so many people with black shirts walking in a mall!
Smart businessmen take opportunity to make big bucks selling vuvuzela horns, Vendetta masks, water, t-shirts, snacks and etc.
A huge crowd estimated to be more than 200,000 of Malaysians gathered together to protest the results of the 13th General Elections (GE13). The estimation is based on all the participants in the Kelana Jaya Stadium + those people who stucked in the traffic jam and also in the human flow outside of the stadium!
The stadium really cannot take in any more people and it’s overflow! Serious and there’s no photochopped on what you see on the Facebook or Twitter or Instagram!
This is not Tsunami Cina but it’s Tsunami Malaysians! Ini tsunami rakyat Malaysia! #kelanajaya #black505
It was quite difficult to hear what the speakers were saying from the place I stand (opposite the stage) apart from the sound of Vuvuzela. Now and then, I could hear repeated cries of ‘Ubah’ and ‘Ini Kali lah’ which was then cheered loudly by the crowd which had overflowed the stadium.
Among the leaders that were present that night were Hannah Yeoh, Wong Chen, PKR strategy director Rafizi Ramli, Nurul Izzah Anwar, Dato’ Seri Anwar bin Ibrahim, Teresa Kok, Ambiga Sreenevasan and many others.
No police, no outrider just take kapcai as the transport to reach Kelana Jaya Stadium for the perhimpunan yesterday!
Anwar Ibrahim advise all the Malaysian to wear black for the whole day this Saturday!
It’s really 1st time in the history that a highway turn into a huge car park literally and all the cars off the lights and park the car in the middle of highway and walk to the Kelana Jaya Stadium! It’s about 4-5km away and some could be further than that! 历史的一刻！馬來西亞人很合作的一天, 正義永遠存在!所有车都熄火了, 车主们就这样当大道是泊车位,走路去体育馆
Do you know that other than Superman, Batman also attended the #Black505 perhimpunan? The crowd and the jam were too massive till Batman can’t find his batmobile.
Once again, Malaysians from all walks of life have shown national unity, irregardless of race and religion. I am glad I was there to witness this spectacular event. It was really an eye opener and a very good experience. It’s so touching seeing so many Malaysian all stands together as one and t’s really awesome to see so many Malaysian here for the same objective.
Ceramah Pakatan Rakyat DAP @ Dewan Chin Woo Ipoh Friday, 9th May 2013 7.30pm.
Suara Rakyat Suara Keramat – Tolak Penipuan PRU13! Himpunan Rakyat Pulau Pinang! Saturday, 11th May 2013 9pm. Stadium Jalan Betek Bukit Mertajam. 北马的朋友，第二场在槟城大山脚，请记得穿【黑衣】
Dato’ Seri Anwar Ibrahim, Tuan Hj Mat Sabu & YAB Lim Guan Eng will be there!
Do remember to wear black this coming Saturday! See you in Black ya! Stay calm and hope for the better! We are all Malaysian
This cosy restaurant is located in the friendly neighborhood of Bandar Utama, Petaling Jaya, Malaysia. Nested between the famous 1 Utama shopping complex and the community shopping centre of Centre Point.
On a Sunday evening, we were driving around looking for a place to eat when we spotted this restaurant “Ribs”. The name itself made us think of ‘PORK’. Once inside, we were greeted by a simple and cosy interior. Ribs serve a wide spread of Western Food and specializes in all things Porky. If you’re a Pork Lover, do pay them a visit for a memorable tantalizing taste of the succulent pork dishes.
Wild Mushroom Soup
Typical mushroom soup. Was unable to finish the soup cos we find the soup to be tad salty.
Pigs in a Blanket
Nothing beats bacon-wrapped sausages on a stick! The combination of sweet and salty taste makes it a perfect appetizer.
Crispy Pork Knuckle
The gigantic portion of Crispy Pork Knuckle served with coleslaw and a separate serving of dipping sauce. Crispy on the outside and juicy tender on the inside. We loved it to the max! Finger lickin’ good!!!
Tuscans Grilled Belly Pork Ribs
This delicious looking dish is served with mashed potatoes. The meat was cooked just nice and falling off the bone. Three words to describe this dish: Juicy, Tender and Flavorsome. It’s so good that we finished it in one hit.
Reverse Pork Burger
Unlike the usual Bun-Patty-Bun burger, this reverse burger has two pork patties filled with a bun, bacon, lettuce and tomato and a slice of cheese topping! Instead of juicy, we find the burger patty on the dry side and lacking in flavour. The portion is big though and can be shared by two.
Pork Meatballs Pasta
This is a simple spaghetti with pork meatballs in tomato sauce. The meatballs wasn’t dry, has wonderful flavour and texture. Really not bad!
Ribs @ Oasis, Bandar Utama
Address: Lot 1-1, BU4 Oasis Complex, 2 Cangkat Bandar Utama, 47800 Bandar Utama, Petaling Jaya, Selangor.
Tel: 03-7729 8921
Ochado Promotion: Free Drinks on General Election 2013
Ochado will be giving away free drinks to those who vote on 5th May 2013. All you need to do is go to Ochado outlet near you after voted and show the staff your inked (index) finger, then you can get your free drinks: Roasted Milk Tea w Pearl (Regular) or Honey Aloe Vera (Regular).
Promotion Period: 5th May 2013
Time: 8:00pm – 10:00pm
Venue: All Ochado outlets except Ochado Redang and Ochado Jonker Street, Melaka
Terms & Conditions: One person entitled for one drink only
A voter has his finger painted with indelible ink before casting his votes during the general elections in Permatang Pauh. — Reuters pic
KUALA LUMPUR, May 5 — The Election Commission (EC) said today that it is not worried about the election ink that can be washed off, stressing that voters cannot vote twice with one IC number.
Several voters have reported washing off the election ink, which is meant to be indelible to prevent double voting, after casting their ballots today, with just soap and water.
“I’m not worried about indelible ink washed off today because tomorrow you cannot vote,” EC deputy chairman Datuk Wan Ahmad Wan Omar told reporters at SMK Bukit Bandaraya polling centre in Bangsar here today.
“How is he going to vote without a MyKad or an IC number? One rakyat’s name is only stated once,” he added.
Asked about the quality of the election ink, the main safeguard against fraud, Wan Ahmad said: “The supplier sent what kind of quality, we don’t know.”
When pointed out that the EC had a year to get the best quality ink, Wan Ahmad said it was a “complicated” process.
A businessman, who only wanted to be known as Mr Lee, showed a clean index finger separately to reporters here despite being marked with ink after voting in Bukit Gasing, Petaling Jaya.
“I don’t think this is indelible. I used detergent from the kitchen. It’s one of the cheap brands,” said Lee, adding that he had come here to meet a friend.
Election 2013, which is touted to be the tightest electoral race in history, has been marred with reports of indelible ink that can be removed easily, vote-buying and phantom voters.
Wan Ahmad, however, dismissed reports of phantom voters in the 13th general election, saying: “Everybody can make reports. I went to tell the people, don’t believe them.”
He stressed that foreigners did not have MyKads, and hence could not vote.
The Election Commission (EC) said today that it is not worried about the election ink that can be washed off, stressing that voters cannot vote twice with one IC number?? Then what for you use Indelible Ink for this 13th General Election??
I have seen a lot of my friends or the voters sharing their concern about this indelible ink and proven that it could be removed easily and it’s not serving it’s purpose at all and it’s just wasting the money I guess?
I have voted as a responsible Malaysian. Have you voted yet? Please go vote now no matter what, as there’s only few hours left!
I tried to clean / wash away the indelible ink using cif dish washer and bingo! See how reliable is the indelible ink supposed to prevent double vote and all??!
Check this as one of my friend using cif also able to clean the indelible ink without any single mark pun!
Use what to remove the general election indelible ink? Some used bleach, some used cif, some used toothpaste and all success! Check out this video uploaded by a voter earlier this morning and it clearly show that this indelible ink is not so indelible and it’s not permanent.
So conclusion is what? They claim that it’s because never goncang well? Never shake the indelible ink then apply? Hmm what say you? Can you clean the indelible ink on your index finger after casting the vote?
I think everyone trying to wash or clean away this indelible ink just to try how indelible it is but then no point as it’s know fact so just leave with it and show a proof that you done your part! #inikalilah #ge13
Please go to vote as early as possible tomorrow okay! This is because if you arrive late, you may not be able to vote due to the time limit or even you found that someone voted for you? Inikalilah! Jom Ubah!
Undi awal amat penting, sebab mungkin anda tidak layak untuk undi sebab masa tak cukup ataupun kemungkinan orang lain sudah undi untuk anda?
1. Go to vote very early (bring food， drinks ， camera & phone)
2. Stay after voting (with friends, don’t act alone)
3. If you see people not from your neighbourhood, be friendly, smile and ask “apa khabar?”, ask them where do they live, judge for yourselves whether they are a Malaysian.
4. If you are very certain they are non-Malaysians, please advise them that only Malaysians are allowed to vote. If they refuse to listen, contact ABU & Pemantau.
5. Take pictures and videos.
6. Make a police report. Send the police report, pictures and videos to Bersih & email to myDurianTV@gmail.com
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