Random Blog Post #4 — Grarrrrghhh MONEY!

Busy lately, busy spending a lot of money and trying to find ways to make more haha…Renovation is expensive, new house is expensive, new mattress is expensive, new water filter, alarm, autogate…the list goes on.

And currently servicing my car too cos the turbine is leaking, plus need regular service and change ATF etc. And the driver side window won’t open, which sucks..makes me feel like I’m driving a Proton!

Oh well what to do, short term discomfort (and being super fucking broke) for long term comfort and pleasure!

Anyway a while ago I realised how much my tastes have changed during the past 6 years living in Malaysia, when I first came here for a holiday one of my friends took me to some back alley in Petaling Street for some ‘Hokkien Mee’ and I found it both looked and tasted disgusting.

Hokkien Mee

Now if you ask me to live a year without Hokkien Mee I’ll probably stab you in the eye with a chopstick.

Another thing I’ve grown to love is half-boiled eggs, the closest we have in UK I guess is soft-boiled eggs which are boiled eggs where the white is hard and yolk is runny – traditionally eaten with ‘soldiers’ which are thin slices of buttered toast. Although my mom does like her omelets and scrambled eggs quite runny…I could personally not stand it. The site of a runny egg white made me want to vomit.

Half Boiled Eggs

But well, now I love my half boiled eggs and kaya toast! The one above is from the new Papa Rich which opened very near my house along with a Dominoes. All we need now to be complete is a KFC!

In other news, there was some horrific rain when we were heading up to Genting and it ripped half the bottom of my car off..I think it was compounded with a nasty speed-bump I kena in Jinjang earlier that day. Lucky I had some strong string in the back and a pair of scissors in my glovebox so I could whip of a McGyver solution.

McGyver Car

It was all worth it though for the AWESOME BBQ-Addicts feast we had to celebrate the birthday of Eyeris. Just look at this food! You can buy food from them or just hire them to do your whole BBQ – join the Facebook group NAO.

BBQ Addicts Food

The location was perfect, great company and ridiculously good food. Full details on Kim’s blog here – Awesomesauce Michael’s awesomesauce BBQ birthday party

This weekend I took my car over to my workshop in Balakong for it’s service, then headed to one of the Airtrek gangs housewarming in Kota Kemuning. Ended up drinking rather too much, the bulk being contributed by 3 bottles of Otard which HAD to be finished before we left.


The Otard made me a retard. Let’s say it didn’t end well.

Anyway it’s Monday so back to work and back to reality (and sobriety)…so that’s about all for now! Managed to catch Ip Man 2 over the weekend, AWESOME – will write more about that soon.

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23 Responses to Random Blog Post #4 — Grarrrrghhh MONEY!

  1. suanie May 10, 2010 at 5:26 pm #

    half boiled eggs + soy sauce + white pepper = BEST

  2. KY May 10, 2010 at 5:33 pm #

    did u forget to mention about sleeping in the wrong room?

  3. kimberlycun May 10, 2010 at 6:48 pm #

    i want some hokkien mee and #bbqaddicts ribs!!!!!

  4. Mark May 10, 2010 at 11:16 pm #

    Hokkien mee and half boiled eggs are just the best! The bbq addicts food also looked soooooooo good!

    I finally found out where the heck Balakong is! I had to go there over the weekend for a shoot there. Thank God for google maps

  5. Meng May 11, 2010 at 11:24 am #

    I was not a Hokkien mee fan when I was a kid. I preferred Cantonese flat rice noodle. As I got older, I have gotten to like it more. I am still not a fan of the “Loh Mee” serve with vinegar.

  6. JD May 11, 2010 at 12:53 pm #

    I find Pappa Rich’s Kaya toast and half boiled egg is waaaaayyy better than those at old town. Let’s hope that by them expanding, the quality still remains the same.

  7. joegrimjow May 12, 2010 at 8:03 am #



    and calori

    lot2 calories


  8. dogbone May 12, 2010 at 9:29 am #

    Mmh, where’d you recommend for good hokkien mee? I used to love the one over at D’sara Uptown but their standards have been slipping over the years. 🙁 Know of any places that are really good out there?

  9. Ninie Ahmad May 12, 2010 at 3:43 pm #

    I think our Batmobiles’ lifespan is just (if not exactly) 5 years lah. My driver side window also stopped working on me about 8 months ago!

    Last I checked brand new (have to order bla bla) RM7++ and second-hand still RM280 – RM350. Thank God for SmartTag but still a biatch when registering at guard house / swiping Season Pass / kena tahan police for speeding 0_o

    Let me know if you find better deal (or better still, buy 1 free 1 for your Project Alpha friend ;D)?

  10. ShaolinTiger May 12, 2010 at 4:36 pm #

    suanie: Yah that’s the way!

    KY: Er what…I know not what you refer to…

    kimberlycun: Hahaha detox phail.

    Mark: Yah it’s almost in another country LOL some good food around there tho.

    Meng: I didn’t like Loh Mee either until I had a really good one, now I’ll eat it sometimes. Still not a huge fan tho.

    JD: Yah much better, amongst the franchises Pappa Rich is my fav so far.

    joegrimjow: The only way to live bro!

    dogbone: Number 1 has to be Ahwa at Jalan 222.

    Ninie Ahmad: Yah too right, but most cars are like that after 5 years bits start falling off. Yah window switch is about RM650 new from Bintang, scrap one is around RM250-350 but no guarantee how long it will last. Gonna hope mine is just the contacts and my Airtrek sifu can fix it 😀 It’s annoying for office car park and appt guardhouse arggh!

  11. Zagary May 12, 2010 at 8:33 pm #

    Arh…..a Hokkien Mee fan like me. 😀

  12. Shirleen May 13, 2010 at 7:49 am #

    lol.. I don’t like the egg yolks to be broken. I’d rather break them in my mouth with my tongue and let the yolk flow down my throat.. LOL..

  13. Grace May 13, 2010 at 12:03 pm #

    I LOVE HOKKIEN MEEEE!!! I was wondering what to have for lunch and I stumbled upon your post 🙂 I am proud to be Hokkien coz we made Hokkien mee LOL and we have the best swear words!

  14. msian in melb May 13, 2010 at 11:19 pm #

    that hokkien mee looks fuckinlicious ! i miss c.k.t too …haih.

  15. Myhorng May 14, 2010 at 7:35 pm #

    Otard kills the Otak.

  16. Lion Girl May 16, 2010 at 9:46 pm #

    There’s a love-hate thingy about hokkien mee. Love to eat but hate the fat! Haha!

  17. ShaolinTiger May 18, 2010 at 12:31 pm #

    Zagary: Yah can’t live without it now 😀

    Shirleen: Haha you’re hardcore.

    Grace: Yah especially with extra lard!

    msian in melb: Haha yah, lot’s things to miss in Malaysia.

    Myhorng: Yah, otak rosak.

    Lion Girl: LOL Yah, the best foods are the most sinful.

  18. Lisalicious May 22, 2010 at 8:59 pm #

    oh gosh, I missed Hokkien Mee

    gone were the days I have the luxury of ordering Hokkien Mee from the back of my house!

    being in Melbourne now, not one Hokkien Mee can fight with back home version!

  19. ShaolinTiger May 25, 2010 at 3:15 pm #

    Lisalicious: Yah pretty sure Malaysia is the only place that has some awesome Hokkien mee.

  20. Zannnie June 2, 2010 at 4:43 pm #

    Love Hokkien Mee and also half-boiled eggs! 🙂 Funny expression of yours that if someone ask you to live without hokkien mee 🙂 Think that expresses how much you love it 😉

  21. ShaolinTiger June 15, 2010 at 2:36 pm #

    Zannnie: Yah 2 of the best things ever!

  22. yee September 18, 2010 at 3:33 am #

    now that you mention Hokkien Mee looks disgusting, i does really looks disgusting. =)

  23. ShaolinTiger September 20, 2010 at 2:20 pm #

    yee: Looks disgusting, but tastes superb!