Wednesday, November 28, 2012

best steak ever discovered at Jake's Charbroil Steaks!

It seems that all we do these days is eat plenty of good, nutritious food! Off the top of my head, I'm pretty sure I had foei gras, boutique red ribbon cake and we can now add imported Australian Black Angus Tenderloin, Lobster Bisque and Cod Fish to the list as well --- and it's only Tuesday! With Wewo's brother and sister dropping by this weekend plus another wedding to attend to, I'm pretty sure this week is going to be downright gastronomical.

The Big Birthday Celebration

Wewo's birthday is in conjunction with our wedding registration last week, so his birthday celebration sort of turned into a 7-day epic event starting from the 21st all the way to the 27th of November. We closed the ceremony today by having dinner at the Best Steak Restaurant in Bangsar / KL / Malaysia --- Jake's Charbroil Steaks!!! 

The RM135 steak. Slicing through the meat is like slicing silk. It's delicious, and I don't even like beef! Yum!

My appetite isn't quite back yet, so I just had some fish. Some cod fish. Tee hee. 

We are usually quite frugal when it comes to eating out, but I wanted to totally spoil my brand new hubby, so I mandated that he should order the most expensive steak in the house! To keep him company, I would also be ordering fancy food too Mwahahahahaha.. Of course, we had to be that kind of lovey dovey couple who still wrestle over the bill, so Wewo paid the bill anyway, even though it was my bright idea to splurge on his Birthday Dinner.

In total, approximately RM300 will get you:
- A mug of draft Tiger beer
- Lobster Bisque soup with caviar (must order!)
- Seafood chowder soup (it was OK only)
- Potato skins (try at least once)
- Australian Black Angus Tenderloin (save your money and spend RM135 on this! Worth it!)
- Cod fish (tastes like food for sick people when compared against the steak, hahaha)

We also quite like the cosy setting, attentive staff and the fact that jockeys will help you park your car in the cramped space for only RM5. This will definitely be the kind of place we'll go to for celebrations in our family!

And also,

His Birthday Cake
We had a birthday cake yesterday, and celebrated it by setting up a Facetime session with Wewo's parents. There was bad birthday song singing, dangerous candle blowing in an air-conditioned environment and plenty of love to go all around *ahem*. Cake by Delectable by Su, a shop I seriously adore located at Gardens, Mid Valley. It's really weird, it's one of the rare cakes that taste better in room temperature.

Throwing birthday celebrations is deliciously fun! Next! Christmas!

With lots of love, a Pam who is in danger of falling asleep at her work desk. 

Monday, November 26, 2012

The Dusun (continued)

Day Three! (ahem, continuation from the Previous Post on Day 1/2)

We went to bed pretty early the night before (I'm guessing before 10pm) so we were up bright eyed and bushy tail by 7am the next day. I LOVED breakfast provided on the second day. We opened the door and there was a pot of fried noodles, eggs and a whole freakin' DURIAN just for us. It's like Wonderland up here.

First Breakfast at 8am 

Second breakfast at 10am + Durian
Good job, good job 

Packed up and ready to leave. Bye, Dusun! (T_T) 

This is a two way road. Seriously. 

At some paths, the road slopes at a serious 30 degree angle. 

Breakfast was followed by a full hour snooze followed by packing. Sadly, we left behind a really important umbrella so we will be dropping by again next month to collect our dropped loot. 

1. Don't bother looking it up on your GPS. On my Garmin GPS, the Dusun is a random dot located off road. Instead, use the directions and map available on the Dusun website.
2. Only travel during the day. Go slow, and be sober. Seriously, the roads are very narrow.
3. Only travel with 4WD vehicles. Otherwise, you'll definitely risk scratching your under carriage. 

1. Make a stop at a grocer/mart to stock up on junk food, cup noodles, fruits, yoghurt, beverages etc. because you don't really want to drive all the way down again midway through your holiday. Shopping for food just before your trip also saves you from the effort of having to pack and unpack.
2. There is no air-conditioning, so you might want to bring insect repellent (but we didn't pack this, and we turned out fine).
3. Pack your own soap, toothpaste and other amenities. The Dusun is not a hotel. However, you will be provided with towels and a hair dryer.
4.There are plenty of activities nearby the Dusun, so pack the right footwear if you want to go jungle trekking, river wading, bird watching, etc. 

OK, have fun! Click here to go to the DUSUN website.

Fun fact of the day: Tomorrow is my first day back to work as a married woman. Bracing myself for the jokes and questions! 

With lots of love, an offbeat, sleepy Pam 

Sunday, November 25, 2012

first post post marriage

Spot my wedding ring!
So this photo basically sums up what happened on my wedding registration day, LOL.

Basically, I suffered from severe fatigue on the eve of my important day. Well, I'm not sure what the medical term for it is but it basically feels as though your whole body is aching, your body rejects food and all you want to do is sleep. So I did - I slept over 30 hours without drinking or eating anything, so you can imagine the state I was in when I finally pulled myself together.

Amazingly, I had a lot of fun at the registration center! There was a lot of love in the room and it's pretty hard to feel down when you're getting hitched to the most delicious manly specimen ever created, hur hur hur. So there you go, I am married and this is my first post. I am married. Holy cow.

No pics taken on my personal camera (you can imagine the state of daze I was in) but I had the foresight to get Anna-Rina to take snapshots for me instead! So... watch this space! Photos will be posted in 4-5 weeks!

Wedding After Party at The Dusun 

So after we got hitched and we celebrated with Japanese food + Wewo's lovely parents, we then packed up and headed off to Wewo's birthday-cum-wedding celebration! I picked the Dusun just because it looked purrrddddy. We arrived pretty late in the evening (just before dark), so there was no photo taken because I was busy consoling Wewo on the lack of air-conditioning and civilization, heh.

Day Two

Every morning, breakfast mysteriously appears outside our bedroom. Like magic! 

Breakfast with a view

Nasi lemak and fresh grounded coffee for breakfast

Happy Wewo approves of "Ang Moh" Nasi Lemak. The owner of the Dusun is a white lady named Helen. She's cool!
The food is delicious --- and I don't even like Nasi Lemak. 
And then we proceeded to snooze for the rest of the day ~ 

The only cute photo of me. (T_T) Cup noodles for lunch later on!
We waited until it was raining heavily to have hot kimchi noodles. Yummm.

That's a durian tree! 

Yup. All of this was ours. 

Baby durian! 
Additional Malay dessert! We had the Yam Tuan Minangkabau Set for dinner on the first day we arrived. Order it, if you like Malay food. It is seriously delicious. 

The dessert was just OK only. I had a few bites as my appetite was still waning, but Wewo finished the rest. 

After a little more snoozing, we decided to wake up and have some tea!

Melancholic view of Wewo. 

The pool view from our bed 

I bought this on a whim and decided to experiment Hot Stone massage on Wewo. He said it was good and fell asleep halfway. *shrug* It certainly is cheaper than getting a professional to do it! :P 

Our teatime which ironically is lacking in tea. Our delights include beer, cheese and coffee. 

Wewo is a cheese kinda guy. 
There is a herb garden in the kitchen! You can also ask Helen for fresh vegetables growing in her garden, too. 

I'm a great camera person, ne? ^_^ 

Wewo's attempt ^_^ 

It's really, really important to light up the mosquito coil

Our helpers are setting up the BBQ pit for dinner! Yes, all we do is eat, sleep and roll around talking about how our life will change now that we're married. 

Heavy rain followed by warm BBQ. Excellent. 

Yes, excellent. 

For a city boy who doesn't like nature, Wewo was surprisingly knowledgeable when it came to the right way to BBQ stuff. He tells me that all guys know these things. *suspicious*

I regret that I forgot to pack marshmallows for the trip! Roasted marshmallows would have been DIVINE! 

This is seriously the best way to sip on soda water. I highly recommend bringing up two bottles of Australian SOLO lemon drink. 

Banana with lime and palm sugar, BBQ-ed to perfection thanks to my beloved 

We BBQ-ed while watching the sun go down 

After dinner, Wewo befriended a praying mantis. This is a photo of that superficial friendship. 

OK! Will continue with Day 3/last day at The Dusun tomorrow! Off to bed I go!

With lots of love, a very seriously officially totally married Pam

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

my last day as a single person

Well, technically, my last day as a legally single person ends the moment I wake up from slumber later on today.

My weekend in a nutshell. 

Gosh, in the past 5 days, I've:
* gotten caught in a heavy rainstorm at Universal Studios Singapore (and we continued playing anyway)
* nearly had a heart attack from riding a pink-colored kiddie roller coaster
* had room service + breakfast in bed for 3 days consecutively
* fallen in love
* had 3 hot baths
* took the Singapore MRT all by myself (ahem, who says I have no sense of direction?)
* traveled with my (future) in-laws
* completed the manga series Hana Kimi - nice!

Aaaand, I'll need to pack again because I will be heading out for Wewo's birthday getaway shortly after we legally become man and wife.

I know.

Oh yes, about my hair~

Hanging out with Jason and having ice-cream in Singapore. Just order the butterscotch, it is worth two scoops, at least. 
Hair Cut and Hair Coloring at Number76

I had my hair done at number76 by Steve just before all the travelling madness began. I would've gotten Yoshi, but I am a last minute girl and only called for an appointment one hour before. Steve is just as nice, and Yoshi-sama even came over to help color my hair too, when he had the free time. He also charmingly dropped the hair dye brush on my lap, which is OK because he is super handsome and did not stain any of my clothing.

As usual, I overstayed my welcome at number76 and even though they closed at 7pm, they extended the hours just so my hair could reach perfection by 730pm. In total, I spent about 3 hours at the salon which is not bad considering that my hair is not at all dry and it cost around RM300 for a hair cut and hair coloring (all by Steve). The last time I had my hair dyed and cut in Klang, it cost over RM400!

Steve-kun believes that the hair color can be better, except that my previous color was reddish, so I will be dropping by again before my big wedding day. Also, I find it pretty interesting that he is appalled that anyone would allow me to color my hair red as it apparently does not suit my skin tone. *sad* Speaking of which, number76 is looking to hire as they will soon be expanding their services to Bangsar as well. Check out their Facebook page for more info!

At this rate, I'm not sure if I'd ever be able to have ombre hair, but I'm pretty sure that I will be chopping off my hair after January! Short hair, I miss you!!!

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