March 31, 2015

Ginza Kurando Japanese Restaurant

We had Japanese buffet at Ginza Kurando Japanese Restaurant, Wharney Guang Dong Hotel on our 1st night in Hong Kong.

The food there was so fresh and yummy.

I never really like sashimi before, but the sashimi there was so fresh and sweet.  I had lots of salmon that night.

Salmon salad

 sashimi

Smoked salmon with rice

Temaki

Miso soup taste so good on a cold night

Price is very reasonable with the quality and quantity of food that you can get.


Only 1 thing that I don't like is the red clam sashimi, maybe 1 day I might learn to enjoy it, who knows.

This place is a walking distance from our place, Empire Hotel, Wan Chai.


March 30, 2015

Empire Hotel, Wan Chai, Hong Kong

My room was on the 20th floor for the building.

This is the view from my window.  Not bad huh..

The room is clean.
The bathroom is a bit small but equipped with a small bathtub.


The lobby is a bit dark.

Breakfast is great.

Other notes:
  • Walking distance to/from MTR
  • Clean n safe surrounding
  • Many pubs at night
  • Tourism Malaysia and MAS Office nearby
  • Not a shopping area, just 7-eleven is conveniently located across the street
  • Few cafes and restaurants within walking distance but I didn't see any street food

March 28, 2015

GST

Semua orang cakap pasal GST, saya pun nak cakap pasal GST.

Alkisahnya, hari Khamis tadi saya cuti satu hari, nak uruskan apa yang patut diuruskan dan nak beli barang dapur sikit sebelum GST dilaksanakan.

Bila sampai di rumah, tengah kemas-kemas barang yang baru dibeli, terjumpa resit H&L tempat saya beli barang tadi.

Tengok ni, belum apa-apa lagi dah ada GST charge. 

Macammana pulak diorang dapat figure tu, barang apa yang ber-GST, barang apa yang tiada, macammana nak tau?

Gue nak jimat tapi strategy tak menjadi da...

March 27, 2015

Eugene at 8 years 7 months

Eugene: Mum, when can I start cooking?
Mum: When you are taller.
Eugene: Can I start practice now?
hmmm...


His milestones:
  • can cut his own nails
  • prepare his own water bottle to school
  • wake up, bath, put on his school uniform all by himself; he is the 1st one to wake up during school days
  • he is getting heavier, good appetite (he is now at 31kg)
  • not much guidance needed on his school work - but weak in Bahasa Cina and Seni
  • started his 1st swimming lesson for the year

March 26, 2015

Emmett's 1st swimming lesson

Emmett started his 1st swimming lesson over the weekend.  As usual Mummy is the one that gets very kan-cheong.


At the same time, Eugene also kick start his 1st lesson for 2015.  1 quarter of the year already gone, baru nak start, so fast months pass by.

March 25, 2015

Day 4 | Breakfast at Empire Hotel, Wan Chai

Chicken feet salad and tuna salad.
The chicken feet salad was so good, I had a second helping.

Bacon, steamed salmon, beef, tuna salad, peach

Crackers and cheese


March 24, 2015

Day 3 | Breakfast at Empire Hotel, Wan Chai

Rice, bacon, eggplant salad, ham, peach

Steamed bun, Brie n Blue cheese, siobee - Kuching's siobee taste better

Cereal, milk, nuts, raisins, green apple, peach


March 23, 2015

Day 2 | Breakfast at Empire Hotel, Wan Chai

My heavy breakfast on Morning #2:

Fried beehun, beetroot, peach, eggplant salad - yummy

Bacon, Pastry, Brie and Blue cheese, rock melon

Steamed bun and dumpling

More dumpling with vinegar sauce

March 22, 2015

Day 1 | Breakfast at Empire Hotel, Wan Chai

To prepare for a long day, I had heavy breakfast every morning at the hotel.  We normally had late lunch or no lunch at all if time not permitted.  Our dinner is usually at 10pm.

Let see what I had on Morning #1:
Bacon, pasta n beetroot

Pastry, Brie n Blue cheese.
Dumpling with red wine sauce - so yummy
Bacon, ham, pancake, scramble egg.

March 21, 2015

Hong Kong Dollar

I find that the Hong Kong Dollars can be quite confusing for 1st timer like me.

Take these HKD100 for example, there are four different version here; they might be other versions but these are the only HKD100 that I brought back with me.

For HKD10, that is even worst, the colors are slightly different from one another.

I don't use much cash during my 5 days there, most of the shopping I just use credit card. I only pay cash on food and street shopping in Mongkok. 

For credit card, the bank informed me that they will charge extra 1% percent for usage oversea; but I haven't check my bills yet.

March 20, 2015

Insurgent (2015)

This month, not many movies that we can enjoy as family.  Many great movies like Chappie, Kingsman and Run All Night are all rated as 18.


So yesterday we end up watching Insurgent, Insurgent is the sequel for Divergent (2014).
We enjoyed it, except Eugene, he doesn't really fancy this movie ever-since the 1st one.
This time, I think the heroin expression is getting better; Stiff is not that stiff anymore.
Hoping to catch the final part Allegiant next year.

March 18, 2015

Hong Kong | from Wan Chai to TMTPlaza

Roads that we traveled daily for our 3 days carnival in Hong Kong.
  

March 16, 2015

Cafe de Coral, Hong Kong

My 1st lunch in Hong Kong was at Cafe de Coral, TMTPlaza.

Since I already had my heavy breakfast at the hotel, I just went for something light for my lunch.

I had pork rib in red bean soup and ginseng drink.

Total cost about HK$24.

March 10, 2015

Demon Deli

Demon Deli at Jalan Canna, Kuching; near Giant Tabuan.

Our 1st time here, we had..

Homemade braised pork belly rice RM5.90 each


Chicken thigh with signature sauce Bear palm paw burger - RM8.90
Homemade deep-fried pork cheese Bear palm paw burger - RM8.90
Demon deep-fried chicken - RM10.90 each

Drinks: Ice milk tea & chocolate

March 1, 2015