Friday, October 26, 2007

Seiko taking bold new steps...

Although some hate the quirky new designs of Seiko's new offerings, I cannot help but be amazed at them. Spring Drive powered, the new Izul chronographs and this stunning Credor have definitely been playing a lot in my mind lately.

First, see this Credor (click on the photo for the website)...

And then there's the most interesting Izul which case can be turned around...

Spring Drive inside...

Blow up shows the amazing number of parts inside.

Don't forget to check out the website!

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Friday, October 19, 2007

Shopping and Street Fighter 4, hell yeah!

While I appreciate the fine clothing at Banana Republic, I think we all agree that it's a little bit overpriced (especially to those who are used to lower prices in the States). Nevertheless, when I see something I like, mesti beli! As you can see, the fine details and workmanship on the polo... very nice and at the very least cheaper than Lacoste or PRL equivalents. And I have some discount vouchers to use... yay!

On another note, there's a relatively new cuff link and tie shop in 1 Utama. It's called Cuffz. Some interesting items can be found there. Prices are not too bad and the service is good.

I could not resist the rhodium plated Transformer cuff links :)

On YET ANOTHER note, Shanghai Tang opens its doors at Pavilion KL. I've been highly anticipating its launch for a while especially since I did not get to visit their branch in Singapore on my last trip there.

Their paper bag is so wonderfully colourful.

And they have nicely printed receipts...

I wanted to get one of their Genghis Khan polos but the choice of sizes in the colour I wanted was not available and also those in other colours, did not fit quite well. So I got myself another item with those mandarin collars which I so love (I have a few shirts tailored with those collars as well).

Again, prices are a little bit on the high side. Hope sales will come soon. In any case, they gave extra buttons in a small paper envelope but I actually prefer these sewed onto the shirt inside label (dunno what those are called) somewhere inside so as not to lose them.

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On another insanely happy note, I am glad that Street Fighter 4 has finally been announced by Capcom. It brings tears to my eyes and shivers down my spine. Can't believe it's 20 years since I first played the first Street Fighter!

Check out the SICK teaser by clicking on the pic below.

Fuck yeah! Hadoken, hadoken, hadoken.... Shin-shoryuken!

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Thursday, October 18, 2007

A Date With Valentino Rossi

Read my report by clicking on the photo below...

And if you can't get enough of him, click on the photo below for the full gallery of the event!

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Wednesday, October 17, 2007

JEANRICHARD Dark Side Of The Moon And BR01 Tourbillon

Stunning stunning marvels...

Read my short reports and the rest of the pics by clicking on the photos below!

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Friday, October 12, 2007

An experience with the stunning Caran d'Ache 1010 Limited Edition

Amazing amazing fountain pen by Caran d'Ache.

Approx SGD25k for the rhodium plated and SGD160k for the solid gold.

I am privileged to be able to see one in person.

Click on the thumbnail to see my report.

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Thursday, October 04, 2007

BM RAH Kamen Rider Hibiki And Kabuto... Henshin!

1, 2, 3, Raida Keeku!

Click on the photos for the full galleries.

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Tuesday, October 02, 2007

Just went I thought I was out, YOU pulled me back in...

Pictures say it all. Click on them for a larger version.

Some cute cuff links...

Fred Perry T-Shirts

Lee Gold Label jeans (101z)

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Monday, October 01, 2007

Tucking into Spanish tapas at La Cocina, USJ Taipan

KY ajak me to go makan La Cocina at USJ Taipan last Friday.

38 USJ9/5P, subang Jaya.
Tel : 03-80232395.

Our wonderful host, Mr Jeganathan (owner and manager) has experience being a chef on the QE2 and decided to open a Spanish cuisine restaurant in Malaysia after seeing the dearth of such restaurants over here. In any case, here's what we had. Click on the thumbs for larger pics.

Sangria... fresh and undiluted. The wine used was of decent quality as I could still taste the intense wine flavours swirling around with the orange peel.

Battered Calamares - thoroughly enjoyed this with the accompanying garlic mayo. Can taste the spices in the batter and the squid is fried just nice (fresh and not tough).

Gambas (shrimp) in olio, garlic and wine... superb with bread to dip with.

Wonderful mushrooms and lamb meatballs. Very flavourful. Among the best tapas I had.

The most fascinating Tigres (mussels croquette) served in mussel shells.

House specialty - paella negres (paella cooked in squid ink). This dish can look scary at first due to the intense black colour but the seafood taste is subtle and tasty indeed!

Desserts - almond tart and crema catalana (which is superb - the crusty caramel on top sets off the custard cream underneath perfectly)!

Some details of the restaurant which complements the light Spanish music playing in the air.

La Cocina also has a wine club (with some great value for money wine dinners) and a fine selection of wines handpicked by Mr Jeganathan (who was also a former sommelier).

I must say that the food is really good. I was impressed by the cosy relaxed atmosphere of the place. I was also appreciative of how familiar the management was of the guests (many of them are regulars). Friday nights are Salsa nights so you can go enjoy the revelry on the start of the weekend while tucking in to the joyous food (by the way, kitchen closes at 1am daily so you know where to look for tapas for supper). Will definitely go again and sip some good wine while tucking into tapas.

Thanks again Mr Jega!

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