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Hie ladies and gentlemen, here’s another KY quiz time. This time we do something easy, the question is simply: How do you slice a watermelon into 9 easy pieces with just 4 strokes using a knife?

The answer isn’t something cheesy or lame, just exercise your braincell and visualize abit, I’m sure you can do it! Even Kimberly did! Cheers!

Mouseover to get the answer when you give up.


From the post about Isetan Sushi, some of you might have the idea that I love Japanese, which is, er… very true. Now, not all Japanese food are made or served the same, repeat after me. “Sushi King & Genki are for the noobs.” Thank you thank you, now let me tell you about this Rakuzen place.

Rakuzen Japanese Restaurant at Subang SS15
Now this is what I called a real Jap restaurant

This place is located at Subang Jaya SS15, at the row of shops situated directly opposite Subang Jaya Medical Center. The sign board isn’t terribly big or visible, but squint your eyes like a Japanese and look hard, you’ll find it.

Rakuzen Japanese food, ss15 subang jaya
Can you imagine how these go down the throat? yummmm

The Hokkaido Seafood season happened to be this time of the year for this restaurant. Basically it means that you get to enjoy fabulous seafood that were caught offshore Hokkaido, the island at northern Japan. We ordered a generous plate of sashimi, 2 hand rolls (salmon roe & softshell crab), a dish of big fat scallops, and some absolutely amazing beef.

All these dishes have some funky Japanese names, but for the life of my koi fish, I can’t remember any of them, so beat it. The sashimi was served with perfect cuttings of salmon, tuna, yellow tail, octopus, raw sweet shrimps, and another type of white fish. The dish was served in perfect temprature, too. Those are the little touch that some other places ignore.

The beef is cooked medium rare soaked in some type of sourish soup. It was the first time I had this dish. The meat went down very smooth, and surprisingly tender and rich in taste. Scallop was served with some mushroom and chilli, you cook them with a heated scallop shell and some type of sauce. I like my scallop half cooked, so that suits me pretty well. It tastes very sweet and sumptuous.

Subang SS15 Rakuzen Japanese restaurant
All gone.. another satisfied customer

While this is definately not a budget restaurant, the price is rather reasonable. You can get a Chirashi Sushi set for around 30 ringgit. Don’t ask me how much this meal cost tho, but it was worth every penny.

Rakuzen at Subang map
map to Rakuzen at Subang

No. 13, Jalan ss 15/5A
47500 Subang Jaya

GPS: 3.074770, 101.586370
Tel: 03-5880 4717

So last weekend a bunch of us jokers went to Redang. Some of us are divers, and some are noobish snorklers. Others just love to sleep, and at least one noob got serious sunburn on her shoulders (she is the famous blogger who went on the star.)

There were Suanie, ST, Kim, Terence, Saint, Margie, Faggot, Kerol, and Zess. I also got to know Ong & Vivien who joined us as Terence’s friends.

Pulau Redang vacation
Don’t you wish you have an awesome vacation too?

We stayed at this place called Redang Beach resort. Basically I didn’t care too much about the place, give me a place to sleep and a hot shower, that’s all I needed. My main interest is diving. However, Redang Beach proved to be rather comfortable, and the food was pretty alright, barring the salty “fresh” water that they serve.

Pulau Redang vacation
Diving & Project Aware, yeh we’re good people

One of the many reasons we came to Redang was for project aware. It is an awareness program aimed at education in conservation of our wonderful underwater world, including reefs, mermaids, and neptunes, or something like that. What happened was we helped pick the rubbish off the beach, attend a seminar or two, and got like 4 free dives. All nice and dandy to me.

I ended up with 3 dives cos the dive sites our leader took us wasn’t terribly exciting and I was more interested to just chill at the beach for the 4th. I did, however, manage to see a huge school of small barracudas, 2 turtles, a huge sting ray, murral eel, some funky jelly fish with tiny fishes in it’s tanticles, titan trigger fish, and of course, nemo.

Pulau Redang vacation
I don’t have many normal friends

Vacation is all about the company, and when you have the luxury of joining a bunch of jokers like these guys, it’s loads of fun. It was discovered that some of us has had some sizable horizontal expansion since, so beach shorts and bikinis wasn’t exactly such a godly sight. I will keep those photos so I can extort them when they are rich and famous.

Pulau Redang vacation
Off the island, and back onto mainland

Time flies when you’re having a good time, or when you’re sleeping (ST slept 15 hr straight at one go.) All of a sudden it’s already Sunday. We reluctantly packed up and got our butt back to mainland. Had lunch at Kuala Terengganu, bought ourselves some keropok lekor, chill at the rest house abit, and off to the airport.

We “gambled” on cokes while waiting for the delayed flight, and Terence won big, he carried extra 17 cans of soft drinks back to KL. Some passangers thought he was trying to compete with airasia on flight catering, then again we were on MAS.

It was a great holiday, now back to work!

p/s: no, FA didn’t go.

Ah Sang Bak Kut Teh at Sungei Way PJ
Now you see it, now you don’t

Being a bloke from Penang, the island of awesome hawker food, staying in Klang Valley means I have to constantly go out of the way to satisfy my taste buds since most of the food here, well, basically sucks. There is, however, a few dishes that are usually better around here than in Penang. One of those dishes is Bak Kut Teh, one of my favorite non-halal dishes. YUM!

Ah Sang Bak Kut Teh at Sungei Way PJ
drools… argh

Now when it comes to bak kut teh, many of you would argue that Klang serves the best. I would not argue with that notion, but sometimes it’s just a blardy bitch to drive all the way there and fight your way through all the chow ahbengs to have a meal. So we’ve found some pretty good establishments in PJ itself.

Ah Sang Bak Kut Teh is situated at Sungei Way (map below.) The place is rather crowded, as most good food places are, and opens only during lunch time, and I presume morning as well.

Now the food. The soup has a very rich herbal taste and smell, and the meat well cooked and soft. We ordered some oily vege to go with it too. The difference between PJ & Klang version is the lack of oily rice at the former, which is a shame, but probably what makes people from the rest of the Klang Valley be smaller size from them chow ahbengs.

2 of us had the food and the bill came up to less than RM 20. Pretty cheap and a rather good place satisfy your bak kut teh craving.

Map to Sungei Way, Ah Sang Bak Kut Teh
How to get there, you asked?

Correction: It’s Bintang Supermarket, not Jaya.

No.531, Jalan SS9A/12
Seri Setia, Sungei Way
Petaling Jaya

GPS: 3.089876, 101.615381

Other Reviews:
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Did you think FA is hot? Did you think she puts on awesome attire that seemingly fits the occasion all the time? Yah, I thought you’d say yes too. This is the chick that has her own fan site!

The secret to a girl’s attractiveness, other than obvious genetic factors, is the clothings that covers her the birthday suit that all of us so eager to see. In the case of FA, like an Armini jacket on Brat Pitt, she has KY fashion on her. That, my friend, is the secret. Take a lookit lookit

KY fashion on Fireangel
Original KY fashion makes a hot chick hotter.

Now I don’t know where FA bought this piece of fine art to put on her, but the girl certainly does justice to the brand name. I must only say I am mightly proud.

KY fashion
No, the cloths aren’t coming off.. sorry folks.

Now I can only wonder what KY equipment can offer the guys..

KY equipment at Sungai Buloh
Guess KY isn’t just famous for the Jelly