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Here is the story about a fellowship who protects the land of Chipsters and their adventure. The sequence of subtitles is top left, top right, bottom left, and then bottom right. Cheers!

Lord of the Chipsters
1. Once upon a time there are 4 brothers who protects the land of Chipsters, they are Aracon, Fagdo, Letsgolah, and Gemuk. They work day and night tirelessly protect all the Chipsters in the land, even though they sleep better with Chipsters, they stay awake to protect them.
2. One day Smirkgo came out of nowhere and volunteer to help them protect these treasures.
3. Since Smirkgo looks like a nice fella, the 4 brothers decided that they take a long overdue rest. They did sleep much better on Chipsters, and with Chipsters around them.
4. But who knows! Smirkgo actually works for the defunct evil lord Hantu, and in no time they opened up a packet of Chipster!

Lord of the Chipsters
5. Smirkgo then stole the most precious piece of Chipster and put it on Hantu‘s headless body. Cheng cheng cheng!, Hantu gained power and came alive, they quickly ran away.
6. When the 4 brothers woke up from their long sleep, they saw the damage and were furious! They had to get that piece back.
7. To find Smirkgo, they walked past the land of ice.
8. And also the land of concrete, very hot for Fagdo as he doesn’t wear shoes

Lord of the Chipsters
9. They even had to stand on top of each other to scale the mighty brick wall. Of course, the strongest Gemuk became the foundation.
10. Alas they finally found Smirkgo at the temple of zen.
11. First they tried to talk to Smirkgo nicely to find out what happened to the most precious piece of Chipster.
12. Smirkgo wouldn’t tell, so they had to torture him. After 3 hours of intense tickling, Smirkgo finally gave up the information of Hantu.

Lord of the Chipsters
13. The 4 brothers then continued their adventure and past some pretty dangerous lake with giant monster kois
14. They finally found Hantu standing tall at the top of the evil tower.
15. Hantu was about to use the most precious piece of Chipster’s power to cast a spell to make those monster kois come alive and conquer the world!
16. Luckily the brothers weren’t too late, they quickly went up there, and with great effort, they defeated Hantu and recovered the Chipster.

Lord of the Chipsters
17. They decided that enough was enough, and threw Hantu into the giant lake to be eaten by monster kois
18. With great care, Fagdo then placed the Chipster back to where it belongs. The three brothers watched intensely.
19. As Fogdo had touched the sacred piece of most precious Chipster that is tainted by the late Hantu, he had to take a boat and go god knows where to cleanse himself.
20. The remaining 3 brothers sealed the Chipster bag and never again sleep. They now guard the Chipsters with great care.

The end

I don’t know about you, but whenever I see this nicely wrapped bottles of soft drinks, I just couldn’t resist myself. I do this all the time at hypermarkets, please don’t tell anyone.

soft drink plastic wrappers, MUST POKE!

I MUST POKE them! *Poke poke poke*!!!

soft drink plastic wrappers, MUST POKE!

I won’t be satisfied till they’re all poked! SO HAPPY! 😀

soft drink plastic wrappers, MUST POKE!

By the way, I do the same with bubble wraps, must squash them must squash!!! But I don’t kick little kittens or small puppies. *Cheers*


Late last month I attended an event by Text100, as usual, David was the one who invited me. The venue was at Cafe Libre, Taman Desa; as suggested by Suan to David. Since she was the one who had that brilliant idea to suggest David to host the event there, I thought it was appropriate that she drove me there. Fighting with the traffic was never really one of my favorite things to do.

Cafe Libre Happy event
I’m enjoying the sandwich!

Upon arriving, we found that the whole Cafe Libre is closed for our private function – the Happy Event. No other customers, and free food for all of us who are attending, glorious! I couldn’t really ask for more, could I? But there were really more, read on and you’ll know what I mean.

Cafe Libre Happy event
pasta and the unique orange juice + beer

After hastily exchanging cards with the Happy hGenerators and David’s colleagues, I quickly went to the buffet line without waiting for anyone to start first. The pasta and potato were very good, but my favorite for the night would be the sandwich that has thick slices of tomato in it. The tomato gave the sandwich a very juicy texture and took away dryness from the bread. It was very good.

Cafe Libre also serves one pretty unique drink – beer with orange juice. Thick slurry orange juice at the bottom of ice cold beer, tastes pretty interesting and a must try if you find yourself there.

Cafe Libre Happy event
hula hoop competition, look at Kim!

After getting our stomach filled, the real event began. Apparently the Happy Team just wanted to tell us about Happy Moments. It is pretty simple, make a video or blog post about your happy moment, submit it to the website before March 31st and the top 3 winners of each category wins RM 5,000, RM 3,000, and RM 1,000 in cash! Pretty good deal if you ask me.

Cafe Libre Happy event
everyone was truly happy, with prizes too

After telling us this, it was time for games! There were a lot of prizes given out from the hula hoops competition and the movie quiz. I got myself 2 RM 10 Jusco vouchers, so proud! I also won the first hula hoop competition, beating the likes of Jason and Su Ann! I also played Wii for the first time with Kim, beating her in the tennis game so many times it wasn’t even funny, but it was awesome. 😀

Cafe Libre Happy event
cafe libre is located at Taman Desa

I don’t remember when was the last time I had such a fun time at an event before this one. I think the Happy Team did a great job, kudos!

18, Jalan 5/109f
Plaza Danau 2, Taman Danau Desa

GPS: 3.099357, 101.687028

One of the local delights that I enjoy eating over and over again is Yong Tau Foo, especially when looking for a fast and no frill meal with very little waiting time. I have traveled to quite a few places to sample the few famous outlets around Ampang and Segambut for this dish, but they remain a bit too far to go on a regular basis. I was delighted that the Ipoh Road Yong Tau Foo opened a branch at Kelana Jaya, very close to where I stay.

note: this place is, unfortunately, closed. The original Ipoh Road Yong Tau Foo is still operating though. (see link above)

Ipoh Road Yong Tow Foo, Kelana Jaya branch
clean and comfortable environment

Unlike the main branch at Jalan Ipoh, this place does not stress you so much on the parking situation. The restaurant, while not air conditioned, is pretty clean and comfortable. Crowd level was still quite small when I went on a weekday evening as I guess it has not been discovered by many casual diners yet.

Ipoh Road Yong Tow Foo, Kelana Jaya branch
yong tow foo, paper wrapped chicken, and fried sui kao (dumpling)

I ordered my usual favorites, including chili, bitter gourd, okra, tofu, fried dumpling, and one of their unique offerings, the paper wrapped chicken.

Unsurprisingly, this branch lives up to the reputation of the original Jalan Ipoh main branch when it comes to taste. The ingredients are fresh and the fish paste stuffings firm and flavorful. Looking at their smallish kitchen, I am guessing that all the yong tau foo is probably prepared at the main branch and transported here daily.

Ipoh Road Yong Tow Foo, Kelana Jaya branch
operating time and prices are all here!

Similar with many dim sum places, ordering is a simple affair of jotting down the number of pieces you want for each item and pass it to the waiter. Prices and opening hours are conveniently displayed on the wall, and of course, conveniently displayed here for you!

I think I’m going there again soon. 😀

map to Ipoh Road Yong Tow Foo, Kelana Jaya branch
Ipoh road yong tow foo is located opposite St. Ignatius Church

No. 1, Jalan SS 4D/2,
People’s Park
47301, Petaling Jaya

GPS: 3.113145, 101.600533
Tel: 03-7805 3308

Despite staying only 5 minutes away, it somehow took me this long to get to know about this famous nasi lemak at Seapark. Located just next to Maybank at Petaling Jaya’s Seapark (SS21), this Mamak stall opens at around dinner time till late.

Nasi Lemak at Seapark
nasi lemak with excellent fried chicken

After missing my first chance of eating at this place due to a completely full stomach some weeks ago, I decided that we should give it a try even though it was “Human Day”, 7th day of Chinese New Year. Kerol was complaining a bit, but since she just had some awesome Japanese food at Raku Zen for lunch, nasi lemak should be a perfect choice for dinner (as I explained to her). So the six of us went to the stall and each of us ordered nasi lemak with fried chicken.

Nasi Lemak at Seapark
outdoor setting, make sure it is not raining..

The nasi lemak came within a couple minutes, with all the ingredients still very warm. There’s the traditional ikan bilis (anchovies), fried peanuts, fragrance rice, sambal, with the not so traditional fried chicken and a very nicely done sunny side up egg.

The sambal was not overly spicy and carried a slightly sweet taste, which goes pretty well with the fried chicken and egg. The chicken itself was actually very delicious, deep fried with crunchy skin and very nice marinate. As for the egg, anyone who loves a runny yolk would not want to miss this.

Map to PJ Seapark, Nasi Lemak
the nasi lemak stall is located at Seapark, not far from the old KFC

Other than nasi lemak, I have heard that the mee goreng is pretty special as well. A plate of nasi lemak with fried chicken goes for RM 4.50, a pretty fair price I think. Do make sure that it isn’t raining when you go there as the place is completely outdoor.

Jalan 21/11b,
46300 Petaling Jaya, Selangor

GPS: 3.109920, 101.622301

Masak-Masak also reviewed this place before.