History of My Car – What Kind of Car Should You Get?
When it comes to investment, I always told myself to invest on something that will give me profits such as properties and stock market. Most of my friends and relatives know that I have been using my Kancil (1st generation 660cc) for quite some time. The worst part is maintenance. Since I am not a good driver, I’m always involved in accidents. So, most of my money are spent on repairing and maintaining my car.
For those who want to purchase a car, you may want to consider few things such as:
– Your budget.
– Your monthly income.
– Do you really need it?
– Purpose of having a car.
– How much you afford to pay monthly?
– How much you need to spend monthly?
– Knowledge about the car such as maintenance etc.
I would like to thank to my friends and clients who believe in my work: photography and blogging. I finally managed to purchase my own car. Decided to purchase Viva 1000cc since I travel a lot. I really need a car with high cc and able to travel far. After doing some survey, I’ve decided that Perodua Viva is my choice. I paid a high down payment so now I only need to pay the RM200 monthly installment.Well, that’s what I can only afford. I do not think I should talk a lot about Viva, you can get all the detail from their website.
Dad bought me a Honda City. It is a really good car. However, this car does not belong to me even though it is under my name. I used it for few weeks and returned it to my dad so that he can use this car. I want to drive my own car that I purchased with my own money. At least my parents can use it =)
This Kancil serve me well. Serve me and my family more than 10 years. I still remember the day when my dad gave me.. Right after I take over, I involving with a lot of accident HAHA..Now, you can stay clean and “healthy” in Johor =)
So, this car gonna serve me for at least the next 3 years. The next thing I gonna to invest is my business and properties.
Dear baby, I will promise to take you properly :’)
Chinese New Year is fast approaching and you can see many restaurants offering Chinese New Year Set Menus. In this year of the rabbit as I was told by my Chinese friends. I was lucky enough to be invited to PJ Hilton Hotel Toh Yuen Chinese Restaurant to try out Toh Yuen Chinese New Year Set Menus and experience for myself. Thanks to Food Create Studio and Xiang for the invitation.
“Fatt Choy” Abalone Yee Sang 鲍鱼七彩鱼生
Yee Sang is must-have dish when you celebrate Chinese New Year in Malaysia. The unique of it is the mixture of everything. Sweet, sour, crunchy etc. Not to mention the way that how they mix it. Normally it’s served as the appetizer due to its symbolism of “good luck” for the new year.
The best part of Toh Yuen Yee Sang is, they offers five choices of Yee Sang.
Yee Sang with: Sliced Abalone Hokkigai Salmon Sea King Prawns Pear & Honeydew
I lucky enough to get try the “Fatt Choy” Abalone Yee Sang as in the Longevity Set menu. If you realized, they will toss when they want mix the Yee Sang. In Chinese culture, they believes that the higher the Yee Sang is tossed, the more prosperous one will get in the coming years.
Braised Shark’s Fin Soup with Crab Meat & Roe 蟹黄烩鱼翅
Back 3 years ago, I really like to eat Shark Fin soup and whenever I attend the Chinese wedding, Shark Fin soup is the must dish. I even can finish it the whole big bowl. Currently to those who always hang out or dine with me they realized that I prefer butter sauce. Doesn’t matter either prawn or Chicken as long it is butter sauce.
To eat Shark Fin soup, mix it with some vinegar is a perfect combination. Toh Yuen serve the original Shark Fin soup. KY told us that he would not eat Shark Fin soup and for those who say no to Shark Fin soup, you can substitute it with double boiled chicken soup in the Longevity Set.
The question is, does Shark Fin soup is must or just a tradition in Chinese New Year dinner or wedding?
Deep Fried Chicken with Two Tastes 双味烧鸡
Crispy and spicy chicken in one plate. I still prefer roasted one instead spicy. The skin is crispy and the meat is tender.
Stir Fried Sea King Prawns with Pineapple Sauce 凤梨红爆红海明虾
The moment that sea king prawns arrived on the table, I can see the huge size of prawn. This time, I have an opportunity to try fresh sea king prawns cooked with pineapple sauce. The skin is soft and to eat the skin together with the meat is the best way to enjoy it. By the way, I only enjoy the pineapple juice during my Tennis practice because it is can help you to burn your fat.
Steamed Fish Pomfret with Soya Sauce 清蒸兜底鱼
This fish called as “Ikan Bawal” in Malay. I not really a fish lover. This Promfret fish is steamed with Soya Sauce. For those who do not know, some restaurant will import it from Thailand since it is cheaper but lesser quality compare than buy it from local seller. Lucky that Toh Yuen use a local fish.
I still remember back 1 years ago I always work part time at Chinese wedding & I really hate to cut the fish haha.
Stewed Sea Cucumber & Mushroom with Broccoli 海参烩冬菇西兰花
Sea cucumber is another dishes that must-eat in my food dictionary. As usual, the Stewed Sea Cucumber served with mushroom and broccoli The sea cucumber and mushrooms was soaked few hours until it’s soften. To prepare this dishes, it is took more than 5 hours of cooking. That is why the sea cucumber so soft.
Seafood Fried Rice with X.O Sauce X.O 海鲜酱炒饭
Mix well with prawns, eggs, chicken, green onions and some of other ingredients. Since it’s served wit XO, I skip it.
Chilled Honeydew with Hasma 雪蛤蜜瓜西米露
Last but not least is dessert time! Before I tell you guys what is the main ingredient, let me tell you the benefit of this dessert.
“Hasma is taken for medicinal purposes in Traditional Chinese medicine. Reported benefits of eating hasma include replenishing vital essence in the lungs, kidneys, and improving skin complexion. Hasma is also prescribed to treat respiratory symptoms such as coughing, hemoptysis and night sweats due to tuberculosis. Young children are however not recommended to take it, as the high contents of hormones might cause puberty to begin early.” – Source from Wikipedia.
The chilled honeydew with hasma is just a perfect. A little bit bitter, sweet and cooling. We concluded the night with a classic Chinese dessert – chilled honeydew with hasma. For the uninformed, it’s just a wikipedia article away for you to find out that hasma is actually fallopian tubes of frogs. Nice isn’t it? I still eat them, they tastes good. *slurps*.
Nom nom blogger on that day. The prosperous Set Menus are available: Lunch (12noon-2.30pm) Dinner (7pm-10.30pm)
For reservations, please call: 03-79559122 extn 4261/2
Address: Toh Yuen Chinese Restaurant Hilton Petaling Jaya No 2 Jalan Barat
Price Range: Table of 10 Packages RM888++ to RM1388++; Yee Sang Menu RM50++ to RM180++
I just realize that yesterday is Hari Raya Aidiladha for muslim. I forgotten that I have dinner with relative until I reach home and saw the sms that my cousin send to me. Since I reach home quite late and not really felling well, I told my cousin that I need to skip it. There have bunch of awesome blogger who went there and enjoy the moment like others people as well.
Thanks to other sponsor as well such as Hotlink that let all the guest receive goodies bag and photo craft who sponsor lomo camera. YES! It is lomo. I wish I have it one *puppy eyes*
Like usual, to be half Malaysian I stick with Malaysian time and came late 20minute. Nah.. just joking. Actually I had meeting before the event and rush there right after the meeting. All the guest have chances to walkaway with awesome prizes by register at the counter.
Arts is subjective. Some people express their felling towards arts. Some people use other methods such as blog, phtography and even enjoying the food. No matter what you do, it is represent yourself. There have a lot of artworks on the table that located around the hall during the event.
Not to mention, guest can buy some of the artworks such as notebook, button, shoes etc. There have cute button where it is only RM10 for 4 button. Unfortunately, my money left RM5 LOL
I still remember where previously I have done photoshoot where the client want recycle as the theme. One of my friend took the newspaper and paste it on the wall. Trust me, it is look artistic!
The crowd. It is too early. More people came afterwards.
Thanks to all bloggers who support us and congrats to Advertlets who part of the sponsor.
I had my cheese chicken sausage for RM2.50 as my breakfast and lunch. I really like the cheese.