Random Post #11 – Ikea Hotdogs, Wong Ah Wah – Jalan Alor, Renovation & More

So what have I been up to lately? Normal la! Work work work, eat eat eat..and the house of course. Had some interesting revelations lately and have been reading ravenously again. I thought reading on a phone would suck, but iBooks on the iPhone 4 is actually nice and not tiring to the eyes as the brightness of the screen is adjusted automatically using a light sensor – so if you’re in a dark place the screen gets really dim. Rather pleasant!

Thought for the day – surround yourself with positives, if there’s something negative in your life simply cut it out. Life is so much better that way 🙂

One positive recently was finally getting to try the famous Ikea hotdog and yes it is good and yes it only costs RM2! Plus the curry puffs are fantastic. What a way to have dinner, 1 hotdogs, 2 curry puffs and an RM1 can of Mountain Dew from the vending machine near the lifts – total cost for dinner RM5!

Ikea Hotdog

Must be eating with plenty of relish, plenty of onions and LOADS of mustard and ketchup. Another great thing in life, just randomly driving into the middle of KL in the rain to eat some awesome food at Jalan Alor…of course the food we are talking about is Wong Ah Wah chicken wings, Hokkien Mee and their irresistible ham dan sotong (salted egg squid).

Wong Ah Wah Chicken Wings - Jalan Alor

Hmm what else, house renovation is picking up speed again…and along with progress comes mistakes of course. Had some issues with the skirting boards, so we made the poor fella rip them all out and do it from scratch. Oh well, there’s some things we can accept and some things we can’t.

Skirting Boards

The contractor had also proudly installed some stopcocks he thought were ‘good’ early in the renovation without consulting us, and well that came back to bite him in the ass when we thought they weren’t really suited to our house design and aesthetics. You can read the whole story here – Things to be aware of when renovating your bathroom #2

Lovely Stainless Steel Stopcock

Thankfully we managed to find another option that fitted the cartridge from the original stopcock, and coincidentally it was the one we would have chosen! Sometimes things do go well 🙂

Railings, grills and fences have been made, painted and delivered. This was the staircase railing, they brought it to the house and did the screw fittings then took it away for painting so there was no mess in the house and no damage to the paint from the fitting process. The last time we saw it in the railing was back in the house nicely painted, waiting for some touch up works on the staircase wall paint.

Staircase Railing

Other than that..obviously I went to the Maxis iPhone 4 Launch and got myself one. This Char Kway Teow from Robert in Section 17 is officially the first picture from my iPhone.

Robert Char Kway Teow - Section 17

As for the CKT, it was ok – not as good as I expected it to be. Not really any better than the one at my local kopitiam. Still looking for the most awesome CKT in PJ/Kepong if anyone has any suggestions.

And all of the Random Posts from now on will be featuring pictures taken with the iPhone. So far the camera seems pretty good, it does seem to saturate and give more contrast to the pictures than other phones so the pictures don’t particularly lend themselves to realistic captures of a situation…but it does make for visually attractive pictures. And having Photoshop on the phone is good too 😀

Me and Emocharlie

Isn’t he so CUTTTEE. Yah…anyway, captured with the phone, edited with PS Express on the phone and uploaded to Twitpic and Facebook using Pixelpipe – yup you guessed it – on the phone.

Last one, because it’s still one my all time favourite meals – Claypot Prawn Rice!

Claypot Prawn Rice

From Restoran Busy Corner — Damansara Jaya.

That’s all for now 😀

On this day (or near enough) in…

2009 – Movie Review — Drag Me To Hell — True Terror
2008 – Fidani and The Chocolate Factory
2007 – Found Me Some Pussy
2006 – Minehead — Part III — The Sunset
2005 – Charlie and the Chocolate Factory — Pretty sweet!

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16 Responses to Random Post #11 – Ikea Hotdogs, Wong Ah Wah – Jalan Alor, Renovation & More

  1. suanie October 5, 2010 at 2:43 pm #

    Shirley says the Singapore Ikea hot dogs don’t have onions + relish one. It’s S$1

  2. KY October 5, 2010 at 3:55 pm #

    i wonder if the sg. ikea hot dog has pork sausage or not!

  3. eyeris October 5, 2010 at 4:57 pm #

    When is the house warming paaaartttyyy!!!!! (Wanna do a BBQ? LOL)

  4. siew October 5, 2010 at 8:24 pm #

    I am quite surprised you bought the iphone 4! I am getting one myself too 🙂

  5. Mellissa October 5, 2010 at 11:17 pm #

    Try the CKT near my house — KY got blog about it before!

  6. AnthonyKong October 6, 2010 at 2:26 pm #

    Thanks for the post Shaolin, Did i read wrongly or see wrong Picture.. ClayPot prawn Rice? Personally i sounds really Weird to me. Well Since they have SeafoodKutTeh.. why not.. Claypot Prawn Rice..

  7. Sengming October 6, 2010 at 6:14 pm #

    Thanks for the tip on the prawn claypot. Gonna have myself some of that.

  8. William Belle October 7, 2010 at 11:44 am #

    Ikea hot dogs: mmm. Had one the other day.

    But… I just had to share

    [groan] What a killjoy!

  9. trashtastika October 7, 2010 at 8:05 pm #

    So, is Wong Ah Wah the best place on Jalan Alor? I’m visiting next week and am trying to narrow my options down – love that street! And where is the best CKT in KL? Had never heard of the Claypot Prawn Rice before – dang! Now I have to fit that in too 😉

  10. dogbone October 7, 2010 at 11:30 pm #

    Woot, busy corner claypot prawn rice wins! The black pepper version did unspeakable things to my insides, though. 😐

    Do give Charlie a pat or two for me!

  11. ShaolinTiger October 8, 2010 at 3:18 pm #

    suanie: Hmm interesting.

    eyeris: Haha dunno la not yet finished. BBQ for shiz!

    siew: The camera has a flash now and it’s a good communication device for someone like me (Twitter/Facebook/Foursquare junky). BTW I’m more surprised than anyone haha.

    Mellissa: Hokay, will check it out!

    AnthonyKong: Don’t knock it until you’ve tried it, it’s AWESOME.

    Sengming: Make it happen, you wont regret it!

    William Belle: A little sin every now and then keeps us happy 😀

    trashtastika: Personally I think yah, it’s the best place – especially the chicken wings and salted egg squid. But there’s a lot of variety in Jalan Alor. The frog porridge is pretty good too. As for CKT, that’s a tough one. Honestly I’ve not yet found one in KL that is anywhere near to what you can get in Penang.

    dogbone: Yah it wins at life! I don’t usually have the black pepper beef because it overpowers the taste of the prawns. Prawn + a normal Chicken is a good combo. Will give him a hug from you 😀

  12. trashtastika October 8, 2010 at 3:45 pm #

    Luckily I’m going to Penang too! I have to try the CKT of that famous grumpy aunty with the beret and goggles, and the Ah Leng CKT too 🙂

  13. MaN|acZ October 8, 2010 at 8:47 pm #

    you “broke up” with your Nokia N900? and fell in love with Iphone 4?

  14. ShaolinTiger October 14, 2010 at 3:37 pm #

    trashtastika: Yes, it’s a must have! Penang is truly a food haven.

    MaN|acZ: Me and the N900 are just having a trial separation, need some space…hahaha

  15. MaN|acZ October 14, 2010 at 4:08 pm #

    ooh man … I hope N900 took it well. hahahah….

  16. ShaolinTiger October 20, 2010 at 5:18 pm #

    MaN|acZ: Haha yah N900 is emotionally resilient 😀 Patiently waiting for a running version of MeeGo!

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