Posted by: dreymer | October 12, 2007

Magnet to controversy

But then again, isn’t normalcy for the ordinary?

Have a good weekend everyone and Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri ūüôā

Posted by: dreymer | September 30, 2007

Round and round

Some Chinese do believe that after a woman¬†has given birth and during her confinement, she is not allowed to visit anyone. It was considered a taboo to others. However, on her baby’s first full moon (i.e. 30 days after her birth),¬†to get rid of bad luck,¬†all members of the household including the mother¬†have to shower with water soaked with pomelo leaves (or/and flowers)

And so I did during Mei-Mei’s moon yuit.

I’m beginning to believe luck is already changing for the better.

Posted by: dreymer | September 29, 2007

LOVE et ses petits desastres

Hohoho.. I’m back with movie quotes. Finally forced myself to stay up to finish where I left off¬† “Love and Other Disasters” starring Brittany Murphy. Cute movie, cute cast. The storyline is simple and easy to follow; nothing that spirals you to confusion. But now it’s time for me to wonder why he insisted I watch this. I shall now look into the essence of the movie and decipher the message conveyed…. in my sleep. Goodnight babies.

Emily ‘Jacks’ Jackson: Stop living your life like you’re in some kind of movie.
Peter Simon: Excuse me?
Emily ‘Jacks’ Jackson: Stop trying to cast your love instead of just meeting him.
Peter Simon: When I meet him, I’ll know.
Emily ‘Jacks’ Jackson: I’m not so sure. Love isn’t always a lightning bolt, you know? Maybe sometimes it’s just a choice. Peter Simon: Well, that’s easy for you to say! You’re flying to Argentina to meet the love of your life!
Emily ‘Jacks’ Jackson: That’s just it. I don’t know that Paolo’s the love of my life, but I’ve decided to give him the chance to be. Maybe true love is a decision. You know, a decision to take a chance with somebody. To give to somebody. Without worrying whether they’ll give anything back. Or if they’re gonna hurt you, or if they really are the one. Maybe love isn’t something that happens to you. Maybe it’s something you have to choose.
Peter Simon: So what do I do?
Emily ‘Jacks’ Jackson: Well, you could start by putting all of those fantasies of true love where they belong, into your work of fiction.

Posted by: dreymer | September 27, 2007

Mooncake anyone?

In celebration, mommie whipped up a feast for 10. She must have forgotten that there’ll only be 5 of us dining! Haha. Any festival, be it for the Chinese, Malays or Indians, she finds¬†a reason to celebrate through meals. Don’t get me wrong, the family ain’t complaining.

We had all our favourite dishes: Steamed chicken, honey chicken, roasted duck, char siew and spare ribs, stir fry roasted pork and leek and mushrooms with brocolli. Mmm mmm.. and steamed yams too! Drool drool!


The li’l boy pokes mei-mei’s nose just before I accompany him to ‘play lantern’


He asked me a really smart question:

  • Boy: Yiyi, how do you play lantern?
  • Dreymer: You just carry it with a stick. And you walk around in the dark.
  • Boy: But Yiyi, why must we have a candle in there?
  • Dreymer: So we can light up the candle to illuminate the lantern (poor boy, I used a four syllabi word on him, like I have not confused him enough)
  • Boy: But why?
  • Dreymer: Umm.. use the lantern and point it to the floor. We have to look for ants!
  • Boy: But I don’t see any ants! Where are the ants? (Looking at the ground)
  • Dreymer: …… hey, look at the moon! So big and round!
  • Boy: (Distracted) yeah, it’s so big!

See, I wasn’t lying. It was full and round ūüôā And I think the ants were asleep.

Pretty illuminated lanterns… And how did you spend your Tuesday night?

Posted by: dreymer | September 24, 2007


It was Weik’s birthday. Meeting him for the first time and he’s a really, really nice guy. Like a velvet teddybear. Here’s me and Aly at Genji in Hilton PJ. I was officially her date. Haha. We’ve just stuffed ourselves with sashimi, tempura prawns and green tea ice cream. Mm yums! Happy faces.


After dinner, we headed to Heritage Row. As we were walking towards Sa Vahn, we noticed this new bakery called Bisou (the logo looked exactly like Bijou). Very, very nice. I think it is new. They even have cupcakes. It was¬†obviously dark outside¬†and you can’t see the designs but they¬†were pretty nonetheless.

With Sharon at Sa Vahn. Had a really great time despite the rough week I had and I have to say the same about Aly as well. It is not easy to face your biggest contender. However,¬†we were¬†“unaffected” la.. Cheers! Hope you had a good weekend too ūüôā¬†

Posted by: dreymer | September 24, 2007


Is your birthday day 21 of the month?
Your Life
You are curious and a true follower. You can please someone so much that it
seem like you are trying to charm that person. You hide your disagreement
under your smiling face. This is a charming quality of yours.
Your Love
You are quite unlucky in love. You are loved by someone you don’t like while
your dream man is so far away. Your love life is occasionally under
turbulence. Sometimes you don’t have the clear view of the guy in your

Posted by: dreymer | September 22, 2007

Vintage Bank

I can never sleep early on Friday nights. Most of the time, Saturdays too. Tired, a little pink eyed, but I just feel that the night is still young until I hear mommie clicking open her room door to head off for her morning walk.

No wine for me tonight because my not-so-loyal companion decided to “CHEAT” on me. Long distance suck.¬†Hrmmph!

Speaking of wine, we decided to do a tri-wine-a-thon at the Vintage Bank. To differentiate the taste and to test our palletes, we had three¬†varieties of wine each. White, of course. Also decided that I’d stay away from Sauvignon Blanc and be a little adventurous. Feel naughty already.. not.


I started off with:

  1. Lengs & Cooter Watervale Riesling
  2. Domaine de la Garreliere Chenin Blanc
  3. Domaine de la Grenaudiere Muscadet Sur Lie 2005

For full label info, click on My Wine List.


Between those three, I preferred Muscadet. Never tried this variety before so I’ll be on the look out for it from different regions. Somehow…. wine just doesn’t go so well with the kacang they served. You know those covered with¬†tepung and deep fried? Damn odd right?


Anybody wants to tri-wine-a-thon with me the next time??

Posted by: dreymer | September 17, 2007

The Day Dreymer on iPhone!

I am so totally sold! It’s damn happz lor

Posted by: dreymer | September 15, 2007

Black & Gold

Yet another evilllll birthday theme that gave GKL a panic attack – Gerry and Trish’s black and gold¬†night — which wasn’t so bad! When we were walking out of the restaurant, we looked like mourners out of a¬†funeral.

Trish suggested Max! Kitchen and Wines in Tengkat Tong Shin. And yes, the food is very, very good.


Serving European cuisine of petite servings, the food is really worth the wait considering Max is the only chef whipping out art in his self-named restaurant. Good food must also come with good company, fantastic wine and excellent PR Рwe had  a bottle of Sauvignon Blanc on the house because of their delay in serving us. (Nobilo Sauvignon Blanc (Marlborough, New Zealand) 2005 ))

First we were indoors, upstairs…


But decided to be dine outdoors to¬†enjoy the after-rain ambiance…

Bread and dip; Gerry camera-shy already!


Seira’s getting in the mood. Hmm… must be right after Chris’ story about the kinky lady in a headscarf ūüôā A Glassed KL.


For starters, we had pan seared tuna loin, yabby lobster tail and air-dried sliced beef. All accompanied with a large bowl of salad. I agree with G that the seared tuna was the best. Cooked outside, but very pink inside!


And this is what I ordered: poached cod with creamy sauce of beans, pea sprout¬†and fragrant¬†bacon topped with alfafa. Was super! If you love fish, you should try this. And even if you aren’t a fan of fins and gills, you would after a bite.

Birthday girls digging into their grub…


I spent the whole day baking and icing the birthday girls this:

I got an “R”!


Meancake endorsers! The happy smiles and thumbs up gotta mean something, doesn’t it?



We had room for dessert but apparently, Max’s oven was overworked for the evening. Trish was commenting that their chocolate molten is a killer! We’ll go back¬†exclusively for¬†dessert one of these nights! Maybe dinner at Ngau Kee first??!

… and we proceeded to twenty one bar+kitchen. Seira babes, they do serve coffee there. I no bluff you.

On the way, we saw the filming of Ceylon Road 50200.

And more fun..




Had to stop with the papparazzi shots after a while! Much to everyone’s relief!

And then it was time to yum char and have supper… usual la right?




I like this series of shots; we all had similar poses. “Didn’t mama tell you it’s rude to put your elbows on the table?!”




Happy birthday girls, from all of us + Chris

Posted by: dreymer | September 11, 2007


Trish and Gerry’s birthday dinner at Max, Tengkat Tong Shin. More pics coming up soon… need to recover from my flu to properly blog this! ūüôā My favourite people together-gether:


Have a happy Tuesday!

Muahh muahh.. I love you guys!

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