Thursday, August 21, 2014

Alaskan Crab at Unique Seafood, PJ

If I had to re-do my already awesome garden wedding, I would seriously consider having it at Unique Seafood, PJ because the food they cook is just so darn delicious. For my birthday last year, Wewo treated me to fresh Australian lobster (which we'll get to eat again soon in honor of his cousin's wedding! Holla!) and this year, we celebrated my 30th with Alaskan Crabs instead. 

Live seafood, right before your very eyes! 

Can you spot our crab? We named him Bobby. 

He's going in! 

Wewo and Bobby 

We had Bobby prepared two ways - baked (no pic, too hungry) and cooked with superior stock. I actually didn't fancy the superior stock (sorry, Bobby!) but we ate everything anyway because that's what you do when Life gives you the opportunity to eat fresh Alaskan Crabs, kids. You just get in there and suck it all up - er, out. 

Paired Bobby the crab with some fried Kai Lan vegetables and we were filled to the brim. I remember having dinner pretty late the day we had Bobby the crab for lunch. 

Thank you for everything, Bobby! We ate you well! *deep bow of gratitude* 

Pam Writes is not a foodie blog, but it is a blog on life's walkthroughs. If you need to take your boss/client out and want to make a good impression or celebrate something really awesome, then you definitely need to head on over to Unique Seafood 23 and shell out a few hundred ringgit for some good seafood. 

The Alaskan Crab meal cost around RM600-700 in total. 
The Australian lobster meal cost around RM1000 in total. (highly recommended, can feed 4 pax minimum).
And if you park your car in front of the restaurant, there is a RM5 jockey fee.

Here's more info on the restaurant:

Restaurant Fresh Unique Seafood 23, 
PJ Lot 9B-3, Jalan Kemajuan,
Section 13, 46200 Petaling Jaya, Selangor.

Tel: +603. 7960 2088/2066
Mobile: 016-2104266
Business hours: 11.45am to 3.00pm 6.00pm to 10.30pm

Monday, August 18, 2014

How to Celebrate Your 30th Birthday (Energy Day Spa & Prego Italian Buffet)

Well, I guess the title basically says it all - but here are some more details on how Wewo orchestrated one of the most awesome birthdays that ever existed. 

Step One: Energy Day Spa, Jalan Ampang, KL 

This is me in the changing room - we need to change into robes and keep away all our valuables before the session. I had originally wanted to try the hot stones, but they only had one set and there were two of us - so we went for the normal tissue massage, which was so relaxing that we were vehemently promising each other that we should make this a monthly event. 

They serve you tea before and after your session. While the younger kids define "chilling out" as staying up late and drinking alcohol at some seedy area of KL city, I prefer a chill-out activity where you literally turn into a warm heap of laziness and comfort as you watch the KL traffic from above. 

For more info on Energy Day Spa, click here to view the website. You should book in advance and although it is expensive (our total bill come up to around RM500+), it is seriously pampering and lots of guys who went there expressed how their skin is now soft as silk. 

The only other time I've been here was the day before my wedding and it sure brings back sweet memories. :) 

 Step Two: Fill up with Italian food at Prego, The Westin KL 

Wewo then took me out for Italian fine dining-slash-buffet at Prego on a Sunday afternoon. I was pretty confused because I couldn't understand why the servings were so small --- but then by the middle of the meal, I was seriously stuffed. I really enjoyed myself a lot because the Italian food was very Italian (not fusion or with a Malaysian-twist) and they actually serve the food to you hot and fresh, in as much quantity as you like- which is definitely better than having to line up at a buffet line! Hoho~

Prego is surprisingly empty but that's probably because it's on a pricey side and is in a hotel? I highly recommend trying the Sunday Brunch buffet though, especially if you are a fan of Italian food. For more info, please click here and I honestly do not think any booking is necessary - when Wewo called to book, the guy on the other side of the line said that it was fully booked but you can try a walk-in. When we got there, the place was only half filled. I believe that the total meal cost around RM300 or slightly less, but it was so good that we did not have Italian food for months after that. 

So that was how we welcomed my sweet 30th - with a deep, cleansing detox massage and some hearty Italian food. We also visited the Royal Selangor factory (previous post) and took a day off work to have some fresh Alaskan Crab --- but that's a post for another day.

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Visit to Royal Selangor (and the School of Hard Knocks!)

Last year, we visited the National Museum for my birthday. This year, I discovered that we can actually visit the Royal Selangor factory in Malaysia - so of course I wanted to go! Visitors get to go in for free and they also throw in a free tour as well. 

I LOVE factories. You can take a girl out of an engineering career, but there is always that part of me who will be studying their process flow, ISO and QA standards. 

It's a factory, so of course you get to see some pretty cool stuff. I had no idea that the hammered texture on Royal Selangor products were actually handcrafted - so no pewter product is actually the same as the other. They are all unique! 

Wewo trying his hand at hammering pewter. It's hard because you need to hit the exact same spot twice. 

Soldering a pewter piece that will be used as a classy wine cooler. 

So this is where all those expensive-looking awards are made! 

Up next- School of hard knocks! To attend the session, you need to call in advance so there'll be a teacher waiting for you at the fixed time. Cost is RM60 per person but you get to keep everything - your artwork, a certificate AND the apron that you're wearing. 

Our friendly knocking master correcting Wewo's work... hahahaha... it turns out, I'm a better knocker than Wewo is. *girl pride* 

They'll ask you to sign in with your name at the beginning of the class, so be sure to write your proper name as they will print it out on an important looking piece of paper. We have ours stuck on the wall to remind us of what an awesome day it was. 

Tah dah! Our beautifully knocked pewter pieces that turned out to be bowls. 

Mine says "Made by Princess Pam", but of course. 

After the 30-45 minute session at School of Hard Knocks, we wandered around the merchandise section and for some reason, I really wanted to get Wewo a pewter mug to drink beer from. After that, we headed off to the open-space cafe for coffee and cake. 

Just chilling and trying not to listen in on the table next to us talk about digital marketing and how to drive more visitors to Royal Selangor. 

My very expensive gift to Wewo for taking me to Royal Selangor and actually booking us in for pewter knocking class - this mug was really expensive but I felt that it was the kind of thing that you get to use for the rest of your life. I think it was like RM300++. 

The staff at Royal Selangor were very surprised to see us there because not many locals know about this awesome place. I highly recommend visiting the factory at least once in your lifetime, although I will probably go again with my in-laws or when I have kids but it's also a great place to bring a date along (and *cough* entry is free *cough*).  It was really fun!

For more info on the opening hours and classes, please click here.

Saturday, August 9, 2014

How are you?

Things Pam has Google-d:

How to console a friend
How to avoid being an asshole
How to apply for Australian visa
How to sit straight for long hours
What does being "toady" mean?
Signs of an abusive relationship
"western breakfast" bangsar
The gentlemen vampire audiobook
Who is Star Lord's father? (but I didn't click!)

Dear Internet,

At some point a few weeks ago, I was actually curled up on my sofa, holding a bowl of donut peaches and some tissue paper because I was just so overwhelmed. Everybody wants a Pam, but I only have a limited amount of time every day. For some reason, I think that every woman in the world will have this feeling once in awhile (especially if they're OCD/power-trippy like me) and I just want to say, "I feel you, bro." I'm better now because after a hot shower, some sleep and coffee, I don't let myself feel sorry for myself because that's not fun at all. Do what you want to do!


I am supposed to be sitting at a fancy auditorium right now, attending the TEDxKL event but I'm not because we're tired. Wewo, my dear heart, passed out after getting ready and I'm feeling reluctant to exit my freshly cleaned apartment which I stayed up cleaning late last night. And yet, we will go in awhile because I remember CL of 2NE1 saying that it's cheesy, but "if you really want something, you can get it but you have to pay for it."

But let's have fun, while we work hard OK kids? Hopefully things will be less hectic and I can go back to regular blogging by mid-August. :)

Work it, girl!

They love me cause I'm hot 

They love me cause I'm cold 

They love me cause I'm real

They love me cause I kill

*GIF credits to gildsbitch on Tumblr. 2NE1's CRUSH is like THE bad-ass song of the decade.


Tuesday, August 5, 2014

The truth about Park Bom

I am back to operating on minimal sleep and having way too much on my plate. I thought 2014 was supposed to be the year of responsible adulthood? :) It's past midnight now and I promise to wrench myself away from work soon to get some much needed sleep. 

Anyway, just dropping by to add my voice to the Universe that I seriously freaking love Park Bom and 2NE1. 

As a SEO/online marketing person, I totally understand why people use words like "Park Bom" "drug smuggling" and "drug scandal" together in the same sentence over and over again. You want high traffic, you want a big reaction and you want people to click on your links. You want fans and anti-fans to fight each other, get upset, get happy and create an ugly cycle of traffic and scandal forever and ever. I get it, it's just business. I don't agree with this, but I get it. 

I just want to say that Park Bom is a really, really nice girl and no, she does not and has never smuggled drugs. Whatever else you're reading off the Internet is simply not true and for fairness sake, if you do come across any actual evidence, feel free to email me and I will be happy to correct this post. 


xoxo Blackjack Pam 

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