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Sunday, November 23, 2014

Korean Fried Chicken.

Korean Fried Chicken received a good review in the Malaysian Insider - 5 places to grab your Korean Fried Chicken in KL and PJ. Unfortunately, Damansara Uptown has only 1 Korean restaurant, the Han Woo Ri Korean BBQ Restaurant.

However, nearby there are 2 in Bandar Utama, namely - KyoChon Korean Fried Chicken and Dubu Dubu Urban Korean Food.

For more choices, just a little bit further at Desa Sri Hartamas is the Wow Chicken and at Mont Kiara, the Chicken House

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Review: Vicchunda Tomyam Seafood

Had always wanted to test taste this popular Malay dish, Ayam masak merah (chicken cook red). So since at dinner time and I was near Restoran Vicchunda Tomyam Seafood, I decided to try it out.

Found that on their menu, they have only Ayam Merah, no Ayam masak merah. Perhaps it is the same, I don't know. Anyway, ordered Ayam merah nasi:

Ayam Masak Merah Restoran Vicchunda Tomyam and Seafood
Ayam Merah Nasi Restoran Vicchunda Tomyam and Seafood
So how was it? Was expecting lots tomato the superfood, but was disappointed. No sign of tomato. Maybe tomato ketchup. Perhaps that is why Restoran Vicchunda called it Ayam merah rather then Ayam masak merah. It came with sambal belacan. The chicken was overcooked and tough.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Setting up mini portable photo studio (lightbox)

Businesses which wants to present their products in the best light would do well with a light box to photograph their products while minimizing shadows. You can get it done professionally in photo studios or companies that does things like making brochures, advertising, making websites like Seedworks.

Alternatively you can buy your own lightbox or the PBL Portable Light Tent Kit and do the photography yourself.

Here are a videos showing how such a lightbox can be set up: Mini lightbox

If you don't want to sit through the long videos, here are a series of photos to show you how to set it up:

Step 1:
Mini lightbox: Open up portfolio like case
Open up portfolio like case

Step 2:
Mini lightbox: Flip open black flap and set aside cloth backgrounds
Flip open black flap and set aside cloth backgrounds

Step 3:
Mini lightbox: Flip open single white flap
Flip open single white flap

Step 4:
Mini lightbox: Flip open second double flaps
Flip open second double flaps

Step 5:
Mini lightbox: Attach and join velcro strips at sides
Attach and join velcro strips at sides

Step 6:
Mini lightbox: Turn upside down
Turn upside down

Step 7:
Lay lightbox on flat surface like a tabletop
Lay lightbox on flat surface like a tabletop

Step 8:
Mini lightbox: Attach colored cloth background using the velcro strips
Attach colored cloth background using the velcro strips

Step 9:
Mini lightbox: Add lights
Add lights

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Advantages of drinking water in the morning

Spotted in one of the dining areas in Google Singapore in Asia Square is this poster about the advantages fo drinking water in the morning, listed below:

#5 - Drinking water on an empty stomach purifies the colon making it easier to absorb nutrients.

#4 - Increases the production of new blood and muscle cells

#3 - Helps with weight loss. Drinking at least 16 onces of chilled water can boost your metabolism by 24% in the morning.

#2 - Glowing skin. Water helps to purge toxins from the blood which help keeps your skin glowing and clear.

#1 - Balances your lymph system. These glands help you perform your daily functions, balances your body fluids, and fight infection.

drink water spotted in Google Singapore
Drink water spotted in Google Singapore

Review: Amos Apparel Alteration Service

There are altogether 4 apparel alteration services in Petaling Jaya that I know of, a young man running his Kelana Jaya Apparel Alteration Service on the 5 foot way of Jalan SS6/5A, then the Giant Kelana Jaya Apparel Alteration Service inside Giant Hypermarket, a stall offering alteration service at the Damansara Uptown Food Court that seemed to be always closed, and finally, the newly opened Amos Apparel Alteration and Repair Service along Jalan SS21/39.

Been trying to get the tear in my cargo pants repaired. Kelana Jaya Apparel Alteration Service said he couldn't do it because he just have a simple Singer sewing machine and could not do zig-zag stitching. Giant Kelana Jaya Apparel Alteration Service charged too much. Thus I was most happy when Amos Apparel Alteration and Repair Service offered to do it (straight stitching, no need zig-zag) at half of what Giant Kelana Jaya Alteration Service wanted. Only snag, they are so busy you can't get it done within a day. They gave a card and said will send SMS when ready for collection. I am in no hurry so that is fine with me.

Update: Finally, after 3 days, got the pants back. It was more than what I initially was told but still cheaper than what it would have cost me had I given it to the Giant stall. It was a good job done, so very satisfied.

Amos Apparel Alteration Collection Card

Friday, October 17, 2014

Review: Sony Mobile service and support

A message from someone I know:

So Sony Mobile MY said last week that "we'll call you back by Thursday (latest)" that was YESTERDAY and guess what, nobody calls... so I called them today (Friday) and their response to my complaint... "your replacement has been approved... BUT we do not have stock and don't know when we will get new stock", so I asked, "am I supposed to wait indefinitely" to which they professionally answered "YES"

So I call the Sony outlet in KLCC and enquired if they have stock, they said "Yes, we do"

Update: Further development "Sony Mobile MY called me last Friday @3pm and informed me that they had checked and stock for my phone would arrive on 29th Oct and they would require a "few days" after that to check and confirm that the phone was OK before releasing the phone to me. When I asked why 29th Oct when their KLCC outlet had stock, their reply was "our logistics are already closed for Deepavali"

I basically told them that I would not accept their explanation and requested to speak to a manager or supervisor and was put on hold. A few minutes later, a lady (I assume it was a manager or supervisor) attends to me and says "you can pick your phone up after 5pm today).

I subsequently collected the phone the following day.

I'm glad it's over for now and I seriously think Sony Malaysia has a long way to go when it comes to customer service."

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Cre8tiv Robotix @ Tropicana City Mall

There is a shop (school?) teaching children robotics. It is not exactly Damansara Utama (Uptown) but just next to it. But it is not cheap at RM70 for 1 lesson walk-in and RM250 for 4 days.