One Malay Kampung House, one KL Tower, a pair of Twin Towers and a Dtourist

A day after our return from Queensland, we become a tourist again in our own home turf. We met up with MJ Tam, a popular person of sorts in her hometown of Chicago, the windy city of North America, and one of the 6 winners of the DTour of a Lifetime competition. As a Dtourist, MJ had embarked [...]

Need for Speed (2014)

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Whether you play video games or not, you would have heard of Need for Speed. Since its release in 1994, Need for Speed (NFS) has become one of the most successful racing video game series in the world and quite possibly one of the most successful video game franchises of all time. Electronic Arts, the video games developer giant [...]

Mr. Peabody and Sherman (2014)

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DreamWorks Animation have done it again. They have given us yet another treat. A wonderful feature length animation that will surely amaze young children and the kid in all of us older ones. Mr. Peabody and Sherman is an expansion of a segment found in the 50-60s immensely popular variety cartoon show, The Rocky and [...]

300: Rise of an Empire (2014)

Rising from the still-burning ashes and rotting flesh of the epic 2006 fantasy action hit 300, comes Rise of an Empire, another mega tale of a male testosterone super charged flick to douse the cinema screens with more blood, bone and guts. We have already heard the rousing speeches, tasted the sweat of the sparsely [...]

I, Frankenstein (2014)

Stuart Beattie has been part of the equation for quite a number of Hollywood blockbusters for the past 10 years. He is one of the writers of the immensely successful, Pirates of the Caribbean franchise. If you have watched and liked G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra (2009), Australia (2008), 30 Days of Night (2007), Derailed [...]

Going Balls Deep @ Yang Kee Beef Ball Noodle

We recently went balls deep with Mr. Siew from Yang Kee Seapark’s popular beef ball noodle. The somewhat shy owner of the stall had invited us months back to watch him make beef meatballs which he does by hand. It wasn’t until he invited us to observe his artisanal skills that it occurred in our [...]

From Bukit Mertajam to Taiping

A continuation post from last years returning trip from Penang. While having brunch at an Indian Muslim coffeeshop in Teluk Bahang on Penang Island, a chinese lady with her family suggested I try Bukit Mertajam’s famous laoshu fen (silver needle rice noodle) pork noodles when I headed back to Kuala Lumpur. I have never been [...]

Craving Cantonese @ Makan Kitchen

We recently dropped by to Makan Kitchen, located on the 11th floor of Hilton DoubleTree, to sample a special menu created by Chinese Sous Chef Cheong Boon Fei. Entitled ‘Craving Cantonese’, the culinary experience for this month of October, features an array of signature appetizers, BBQ specialities and premium a la carte dishes for a [...]

Movie Review – Insidious: Chapter 2 (2013)

Director James Wan and partner in crime, actor/writer , Leigh Whannell, are back with Oren Peli (Paranormal Activity franchise) as producer, to make a sequel to 2010′s hit horror flick,  Insidious. Aptly called Insidious: Chapter 2, the movie takes off the moment where the first one ended with the death of psychic, Elise Rainier. Elise, [...]

Whisky Masterclass Tasting @ Wei-Ling Gallery, Brickfields

A recent Glenmorangie whisky tasting session, was different, as it saw us walking into a multi-level art gallery, the Wei-Ling Gallery, in an old building, located in an old part of Kuala Lumpur, called Brickfields. Back in the day, the area’s prominence had been due to large a brick making factory (hence the origin of [...]

Movie Review: Gravity 3D 2013

Does the name, Alfonso Cuaron, ring any bells? This versatile Mexican director had directed films like  A Little Princess (1995), Y Tu Mamá También (2001), Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004) and Children of Men (2006). Cuaron was also one of the producers of Pan’s Labyrinth (2006) directed by the other famous Mexican, Guillermo [...]