Friday, July 29, 2005


Milkis... a korean soda drink... tastes a lot like 7-up mixed with evaporated milk... yummy!

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Double Happiness!

China made Double Happiness ciggies... very cool packaging!

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Anggun CDs Galore

Anggun's CD Single for the upcoming English album which I got as a door gift from the AP event and my autographed French version of her Luminescence album.

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An Evening With Anggun

My Dream has come true... I have finally met a singer I have been a fan of for the past 8 years... Anggun Cipta Sasmi! Undoubtedly, I am still on cloud 9... got her autograph, took a photo together and managed to chat with her too!!!!

Anggun was actually at Starhill yesterday due to the launch of the Audemar Piguet boutique there... she's the new appointed ambassadress.

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Thursday, July 28, 2005

Dedicated to the JR Bressel

Finally... here are shots of my new acquisition, the JeanRichard Bressel. Why did I buy this relatively unknown brand? Well it's because of JR's affiliation with Girard Perregaux as well as the small production runs. Also, I really wanted a handwind small seconds time only watch! Lovely how the Unitas has been reworked eh? IMHO, even better than Panerai's version.

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Wednesday, July 27, 2005

More Unitas 6497

To keep the anticipation high, another shot of a highly decorated Unitas 6497 movement... this time, it's on a Panerai!

Can you guess which Unitas I bought? It's not shown yet... but coming!

Unitas 6497

The Unitas 6497 was originally designed for pocket watches in the 50s. It was famous for being among the best made pocket watch movement ever made at that time. Today, it is seeing a revival thanks to the trend of big watches (minimum 42mm diameter). The movement itself is around 37mm in diameter. The Unitas has 17 jewels and a 46 hour power reserve. It's a handwind movement but can be a bit rough to handle. Here are some comparo photos as to how different brands work their delicate skills onto this solid robust but plain movement. Pictures are taken from various sources I found over Google... so credit goes to them.

Basic Unitas 6497 when it first leaves the factory

Glycine's version

Madison Watch's version with some nice engraving work on the big gears

Ranfft's version with some nice Geneva stripes

Maurice Lacroix's version beautifully decorated with some spiral designs on the large gears

Why am I showing you all this? Well I just got myself a Unitas 6497 powered watch. I fell in love with it at first sight and now I'm a proud owner. Look for photos of it to come soon ^_^

Crumpler Bags

Guess what... Crumpler is opening a branch at Level 3 Suria KLCC... so for you fans, look out for it! It's near Sony Wings.

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Fish Ball Noodles Again

Fishball mee (Lum Kee) at Wisma Central. They took over from the quaint small corner that was previously occupied by Neko Japanese Restaurant. Not bad. Also have yong tau foo to help fill your tummies.

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Tuesday, July 26, 2005

Happy 250th Anniversary, Vacheron Constantin!

Vacheron's 250th anniversary celebrations at Mandarin Oriental. What a show! Excellent food, lots of booze and cigars and plenty of gorgeous women (Hannah Tan was the emcee). An unforgettable experience!

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Monday, July 18, 2005

New toys shots

A ton of them!!!

Vader from EP3

Kanu from Ikkitousen

Kasumi from Dead Or Alive

Shin Getter 1 Closed Wing Black Version

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Fish Ball Noodles At Sec17

Fish ball noodles from Section 17 wetmarket hawker center. They now only open in the day for lunch and tea. Great stuff and typically Teochew with the tong chai and cilantro.

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Saturday, July 16, 2005

The stunning OPUS V in the flesh!

Wanna see the Opus V and the Urwerk 103.03?

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Bell & Ross BR01 is in the house!

Shots from the Bell & Ross BR-01 launch event... I love this bulky and huge watch!!!

Friday, July 15, 2005


More pictures of the new KR1 & 2!

Thursday, July 14, 2005

Kamen Rider Sempai!

Kickass new upcoming movie on the Kamen Rider Ichigo and Nigo (1st and 2nd) - a resurrection of the first Kamen Rider creations by Ishimori. I love the new look! Promising indeed in the light of the new Kamen Riders which I felt were losing their direction.

Javanese Princess Who Speaks French

Anggun's latest album, Luminescence (French version). I just received mine via Amazon. You either love her or hate her :)

Durians Durians!

Fulamak... although I'm not a fan of durians, gotta admit that this i entrepreneurship at its best! Saw the link at AW.

Wednesday, July 13, 2005


Beginning this week, several photo clubs will be participating in this event (it's the KL international photographic festival that happens once every 2 years)... hence a couple of my photos will also be on display at the National Art Gallery. Do remember to drop by!

On a side note, my club (KSFKL) will be presenting a slide show on 16/7/05 at 1530 hours at the said venue. You are welcome to attend.

The humble Seiko 5 - good one!

The new Seiko 5 Sports watch... the SKZ209 and it's brother, the SKZ211. Both excellent value for money at RM500+. I almost picked one up myself. Do read this wonderful photo essay.

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Tuesday, July 12, 2005

Problem Child

Haha... this is so funny. You don't need to understand Korean to understand this comic strip! Got it from Lost Seouls.

Ground Zero

Some of you may know... back then, I used to be a firm enthusiast of autodetailing. Now, my beloved Kenari is in bad shape... and all I have left are photos of the days of glory that have left me. Here's a shot of my Kenari at its peak.

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The loooooonnnngggg tunnel connecting KLCC and the KLCCCC (convention center). You can find it beside Guardian on the concourse level of KLCC.

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Curry Mee BU

Curry mee at ATC kopitiam at Centrepoint Bandar Utama... not bad and worth trying! The gravy's very kau and the sambal's sufficiently spicy and tasty.

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Kajang Satay nearby

Did you know? The famed Haji Samuri kajang satay has opened a branch in Damansara Utama (same row as Fajar)? Not bad. Decent crowds. But I hate how the sticks are sticky. Make sure you have the ketupat!

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Sunday, July 10, 2005

Girard Perregaux at Marriott

What a wonderful Girard Perregaux dinner we had at JW Marriott. Click on the link for details...

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Wednesday, July 06, 2005

JLC launch and MY PRIZE!

Wow... attended the launch of the largest JLC boutique in the world at Starhill. Cool event with lots of celebs and I was also presented with a contest prize I won at ThePurists' JLC forum. It's a beautiful watch case! Now I have to worry about filling it up!

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Yeah... I'm also expected to appear in Prestige magazine due to this ^_^

Monday, July 04, 2005

New Korean DVDs for me!

A visiting good friend from Korea gave me these 2 titles... This Charming Girl and The President's Last Bang... am anxious to watch them!

I find your lack of faith, disturbing!

A few weeks back, I bought a ForceFX EP5 Vader saber. At RM548, it's probably the cheapest one can get it for off the shelf in Malaysia. If you wanna get it cheaper, you gotta get it overseas. Anyway, it's worth every cent and the photos here don't do it justice!

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