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Monday, February 20, 2006

New Wall's Balance - Enjoy without the guilt

The new Wall's Balance ice cream tasted like any other ice cream. I was expecting Balance to be healthier since it is 97% fat free. However, the texture and taste are similar to any premium ice cream available in the supermarkets.

Rating: 3/5

CSI Season 6

CSI is back on AXN after a long hiatus. I have been waiting for it since I found out they are showing the latest season in US. However, I was left deflated after watching the first episode. I have more questions than answers in this episode since it is a continuation from the previous season. Is everyone back on the same team now? I guess I will have to find out as the season moves along. Anyway, Warrick is married and Nick is afraid of insects now. There was this lady CSI who left after Ecklie decided to promote Catherine instead of her. She is back as a detective now. Better get her name in the next episode. And as for the 3 cases, the CSI solved them without much ado. I didn't find the 3 cases interesting. Maybe I was expecting too much after the long wait. Hopefully, episode 2 is more exciting.

Wednesday, February 15, 2006

Starbucks Plaza Damas

Yes, I confess. I am a Starbucks-holic. I am waiting at Starbucks Plaza Damas now while my missus is getting her hair cut. I must admit the view here is way better than Kelana Jaya, Damansara Utama, Amcorp Mall or USJ Taipan due to the posh neighbourhood surrounding this area. Geez my taste bud is affected too. The Ebony and Ivory cheese cake seems to taste better here.

I realized I am also a workaholic. I am on leave today to send the children for their jabs at Assunta hospital. However, I can't resist myself. I went online to check my corporate emails and took the opportunity to do some work. Sometimes I wonder whether I can really switch off work...guess not. Better start on the report template now.

Saturday, February 11, 2006

Innova Driving Experience

I am blogging at Starbucks USJ now while waiting for my car/van getting its tint. I have been driving the Innova for a few days now. Overall, the experience is okay. I feel higher while driving the Innova. My old car was the imported Honda Accord. Hence there was a lot of electronic panels inside my old car. Everything is back to basic and manual in the Innova. Since the engine capacity is similar to the Honda, I don't expect any huge increases in the Innova fuel consumption. Hopefully, I can still drive up to 350km with a full tank of RM80.

I don't know much about car tint. My Toyota sales agent recommended V Kool (RM2.4k) and Rike Cool(RM2k promotion). I am not really prepared to pay 2k for tint alone. My brother recommended Eco Tint instead. Eco Tint retail price is also 2k. My brother decided to pull some strings and I got some discounts. Hence I am waiting at Starbucks USJ now (Eco Tint office is located in USJ Taipan).

I still got 1 hour to kill. Don't know what to do next.

Thursday, February 02, 2006

New Wall's Moo

I was in a mood for ice-cream. I went to a Shell station with the intention to buy Cornetto. However, I was attracted to this new ice-cream called Moo from Wall's. I can't remember how much I paid for it. Anyway, Moo tasted like milk. I was practically licking/eating a frozen glass of milk. Moo contains half a cup of calcium. By that, I am assuming it contains half a cup of milk. Overall, I am going to give Moo a high score due to its calcium benefits.

Rating: 4/5

I can't wait to try the New Wall's Balance next.

Annual Pilgrimage

It is time for Chinese New Year again. As usual, I drove back to Kedah, my parent's hometown. However, traffic on the highway was bad this year. Traffic came to a stand still the moment I passed the Kota Damansara exit. It was bumper to bumper all the way until the Rawang rest area. Impatient drivers did not help by using the emergency lane. Normally, the traffic does not bother me since the situation was worse during Kongsi Raya time. However, things were exceptional this year.

My second son started crying the moment we hit the jam. He could not sleep because of the traffic jam. Then he started to vomit. I was going nuts. It would take me 2 hours to reach. I have only reached the Rawang exit after 1.45 hours. I have decided to take the trunk road but it was even more difficult to drive into the Rawang town. Hence I had to re-enter the highway. The traffic became better after the Bukit Beruntung exit. My second son started to settle down and fell asleep once the journey turned smooth after the Tg Malim exit. I was pretty frustrated and angry during these two hours.

This is one of the reasons why I dislike Chinese New Year. Everyone gets very edgy during this time.

Wednesday, February 01, 2006

My Innova has arrived

My Toyota sales agent called me last Friday to inform that my Innova has arrived at the branch. I was elated since the waiting period is finally over. The only problem is I can't use it for CNY. We can only process the car registration after CNY. So I can only drive the new car next week. Since I have been waiting for 8 months already, what's a few more weeks...