Thursday, April 28, 2005

Vengeance Is Mine!

It's finally coming!!! The 3rd in the trilogy of vengeance by Park Chan Wook (after Sympathy for Mr Vengeance and Oldboy). Nicknamed Sympathy for Lady Vengeance, the Korean title literally means Kind Miss Geumja. That's Lee Young Ae, by the way, who's gaining popularity across Asia for her role in the series Jewel In The Palace (Dae Jang Geum).

Tuesday, April 26, 2005

My Parents' Eatery

Here are some of the offerings at my parents' makan shop in Melaka... hope you enjoy looking at them at much as I enjoy eating them! ^_^

Curry chicken and rice


Rojak taukua


Nasi lemak and rendang chicken

Fried rice

Fried kuay teow

Mee siam

Singapore beehoon

Copyright (c) Kelvin Tan

More Painted Skies

A whole page of sunsets I shot - some from KL and some from Melaka... have a look!

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Monday, April 25, 2005

Seiko Galante

The Seiko Spring Drive powered Galante... quite cool and definitely eye catching with the curved seconds hand.

Wednesday, April 20, 2005

Showgirl Tour!

Finally... Kylie makes it to this region with her Showgirl Tour... who's going?

For details, CLICK HERE

Painted Skies

Click on the photos for the larger versions...

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It's amazing what a little post processing can do ^_^

Monday, April 18, 2005

SIHH 2005

SIHH 2005 report... a must read... 10 pages of horological goodness!!!

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Seiko on paper

Cool or what... Seiko and Epson developed this watch from electronic paper.

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Saturday, April 16, 2005


Back when I was young... many moons ago, I used to write stupid cliched poetry to reflect how I felt. In a way, it help me ease the pain that I had felt in some instances. Here's an example...

Into the darkness of the night
Into the centre of your soul
Where the demons show their might
With the light nowhere in sight

So the hatred grips your heart
And your spirit turns to ash
Strike your foes and strike them hard
Make the malice play its part

Into the rivers of despair
Into everlasting doom
Live your life and show no care
Come I tell you, if you dare!

Lately, my mood has been oppressive and I felt like looking back at this poem once more...

Friday, April 15, 2005

Vertu at Cilantro

Courtesy of a good buddy and Swiss Union, was invited to the launch of the premium handset in Malaysia in partnership with Swiss Union... wow what a dinner! Fine food (salmon, fois gras, lovely dessert), superb wine, beautiful women and excellent company filled the evening (at Cilantro). The phones themselves are amazing in hand... heavy and tangible - they have gold, rubies and platinum with a sapphire display. Not technical marvels (some models don't even have MMS), most of them are bought as political gifts ^_^ The cost? RM18k for the cheapest... going to RM29k for the gold one and RM100k for the platinum one.

Wednesday, April 13, 2005

SIC 27 Masked Rider Zolda And Masked Rider Taiga

New acquisition!

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Tuesday, April 12, 2005

Wow... Basel 2005

The reports are still coming in... I can't help but share this wonderful report with you!

Monday, April 11, 2005

Unhealthy food!!!!

A sinful dinner... some Ramly beef burger patties sizzling in the pan...

I also prepared some salted and peppered thick cut fries...

Of course you can't leave out the tomatos, cucumber and lettuce!

And down it all with Hoegaarden... burp!

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Friday, April 08, 2005

Zeta Legs

Another 2 nights and what we get is a pair of legs...

The 1/60 scale of the Perfect Grade is not only amazing in detail but also in size. Here you see the leg dwarfing my 1/100 scale Master Grade Rick Dom... wow!

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Quick Mee Goreng

Cooked dinner today... some bastardized version of mee goreng with sliced sausages, udang kering, sambal, fried shallots...

Of course I had some side dishes... here's some fried taufu balls and some foo chok...

And some sliced cucumber and lime for the mee goreng.

Copyright (c) Kelvin Tan

Thursday, April 07, 2005

Friedchillies Food Guide 2005

Was invited for the launch of the Foodsters Guide 2005 at Marmalade Cafe in Mont Kiara today. Good food and great people make a wonderful event. Thanks to the FC crew for the invite and I recommend you to grab a copy of this publication quickly at your local newstand. Also met up with regular FC kopitiam members (SongX included) as well as the FC Foodsters.

Wednesday, April 06, 2005

Initial D - HK version

Yes... it's time for the HK movie version of the famed manga/anime about that unbeatable AE86 'Hachiroku'... Jay Chou and gang better not fuck it up!!!

2 nights for 2 arms - a Gundam story

2 night's worth of assembly work on my Perfect Grade Zeta Gundam... whew! But I am so anxious to see the end results... this will be a bad boy indeed!!!

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Monday, April 04, 2005

MG Gundam Wing Zero under the spotlight

Finally completed a Master Grade Gundam Wing Zero. That also prompted me to fix the spotlight in my glass cabinet... I like it... do you?

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Citigold is gold...

I believe Citigold Restaurant at BTS is one of the best HK styled coffee shops around. It has a damn good ham nissin noodle (make sure you ask for chilli padi)...

Couple that with luncheon meat and egg sandwich... yum! They do the bread here nicely steamed with a big fat slab of omelette and luncheon meat. Very nice indeed!

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Rain has been crazy of late... one moment it's pouring like cats and dogs, the next, we're back to hot humid Malaysia.

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Friday, April 01, 2005

More Basel reports...

Seiko Spring Drive (finally!)


and others...