Sunday, April 26, 2009

Yakiyaki Japanese Barbeque Restaurant

When we reached there, the time was already 6.25pm and there were no sign of the other group of people. So phone call were made and they seem like on the way here. While waiting for them to arrive, pictures were taken.

After they arrived, a group picture was taken to mark our present here at Yakiyaki Japanese BBQ Restaurant.

After finish taking picture, we all went to the counter and paid the money first before we were lead to the VIP room which can fit about 14 people. Maybe due to the fact that I booked earlier which ended up they gave us the VIP room which can fit us nicely. For your information, there is only 1 VIP room in the premise. There are also about 3 to 5 japanese style dinning room while the remaining are the open style dinning area.

12 pax of peole with 50% discount

Our VIP room

After we were all settle down, continous flow of food came in and empty plates going out. Since this is a BBQ style restaurant, some of the food are raw and we had to cook ourselves while some food are cooked properly. Some of the food even have to be ordered through the captain.

Tempura station

Sushi Bar
Ice cream

The ice cream is something like sorbet which depends on individual liking.

After we all finish eating, more group pictures were taken and we were loitering around the premise, playing with the BBQ pit and many others. Before we left, we even grab ourselves some fresh juice and wine. As a results, we stayed there for about 4 hours and they did not even chase us out due to less people around.haha.

Group pic

The girls

The guys

Red wine and fresh green apple juice

Michael with his red wine

Yueh Teng with her white wine

The aftermath of our visit

However, this is the worst performance by vkvun as not much was eaten due to coconut juice. haha.

Overall, the food there were normal but the atmosphere was good.

p/s: Thanks to Jasmine and Kwong Fei for the pictures as some might be blur


After our pharmacognosy quiz, me and my friends had our lunch here in Taman Connaught before going off to Bukit Bintang area for window shopping as well as 'kai kai'.

When we all reached there, we are divided into 2 groups, 1 group went for shopping for Pharm Night dress while the other group when to Starhill to scout for Jogoya and calculate whether it is worth it to dine at Jogoya instead of Yakiyaki. After calculation, each person need to pay 60+ and the dining time is 5 to 7 which is a bit too early for us. During our calculation, a nice lady approached us and offer us a 'Buy 1 free 1' voucher. So, in total, we will have 2 'Buy 1 free 1' voucher. As we have 13 people in total, in addition of the nice lady, 4 will take the voucher while the remaining 9 will take the 'Buy 2 free 1' promotion. However, the price is still 60+ and dining time is still 5 to 7 as the 7 pm dinner was fully booked. In the end, we sticked to our plan, which is dined at Yakiyaki Japanese BBQ Restaurant.

Since we were at Starhill and we seem like never been there, photo session could not be missed. Here are some pictures for you all.

The nice lady

The guys

A proof of our present at Jogoya

After walking around here, we decided to go to Times Square for a bowling session. Along the way to there, pictures were taken as if we are tourists, 1st timer to Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur.

Look how curious if Wei Kiat


After we reached Times Square, we went looking for the bowling alley but to our dismay, the student rate is finished. In other words, it was about 4.58pm and they did not give anymore student rate. After much discussion and consideration, we all agreed that we continued with our plan, which was to play bowling since it was still early for our dinner.

The guys

Final score of 3 bowler

Some of them even play bowling for the first time. haha. After we finish played bowling, we walked around Times Square as the time is still early. However, in the end, we spent most of our time in camera shop as someone wanted to get a camera.

After we were finished here, we walked to Yakiyaki Japanese BBQ Restaurant which is just besides Low Yat Plaza.

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p/s: Thanks to Kwong Fei for the pictures

Saturday, April 11, 2009

PC Fair KL 2009

Yesterday, which was the 10th of April 2009, PIKOM once again organised PC Fair at Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre. For me to go there this time is not that important and just accompany one of my friend to go there to survey and buy a laptop. After checking the forum, i finally found 1 thing that attracted me to be there early just to get that thing. Some of you might say the thing is not worth it and quality not nice, but for me that do not have even one of this thing make me wanted to go the PC Fair early just to grab it. 

Sorry guys and girls, no picture is attached as i did not take picture during the event itself.

1st of all, we gathered at a coffee shop near to UCSI and had our breakfast at 8smt and was consider our lunch as well since we will not have any time for lunch when we are at KL Convention Centre. So, after lunch, we took the UCSI shutter to go to the Bandar Tasik Selatan LRT station and used the LRT to Hang Tuah LRT station and again changed to Hang Tuah Monorel and reached Raja Chulan Monorel. From this station, to reach KL Convention Centre, i think need about 10 to 15 mins. But Pavilion is just 5 mins from here.haha.

It was 10.10 am when we reach our destination and the place was already packed with crowds, either the exhibitors or visitors. The official event start at 11 am while the exhibitors were allowed to enter the exhibition hall before 10.30 am to set up everything. When the digital clock at Maxis Tower striked 11.00 am, the door is opened to public and everyone like crazy. Running like there is a mad dog behind chasing them. It is just like what the public writen in the forum that they will run as fast as they could to reach the booth and queue up. What was the thing that was so attractive that made them run so fast?? *Please scroll down to see the pic*

For me, i choose the speaker instead of the hard disk. If i were to choose the hard disk, i would definately got it as the person after me was the last one to get the hard disk. To subcribe to HWM, one need to pay RM144 for normal pos for 1 year subcription to get 160 GB HDD. For me, I would not be using HDD, and wireless router as well as laptop bag don't attract me. In the end, i opt for the speaker with annual subcription fee of RM 84. I had to wait for about 40 minutes to reach my turn and can say that I'm the first one to subcribe to GameAxis. After got my free gift, me and my friend went to next door to check the price as well as the quality of the speaker. The market price for this speaker is RM 245 while price for PC Fair is RM 145, if I'm not mistaken here and remember correctly. 

After I'm satisfy with my gift, finally we start to head up to the top 3rd floor to start visiting the PC Fair. But, we were attracted to the PC Guru exhibition whereby they gave professional guide and help to laptop and pc buyer what they should look out for when choosing a laptop and pc. Besides that, they all showed the latest technology from Intel, which are the Intel 7 as well as Intel Centrinol 2. Both are very good and high tech processor. After finish touring this place, we went for the trivia whereby each of us had to answer 3 questions. After answering all 3 questions correctly, each of us got a free notepad from PC Guru.

To reach the laptop exhibition hall really takes time. Why? It is because the number of promoters is more than the number of visitors. The promoter all stand on both side of the walkway to attact customers. When we reach the laptop hall, choosing a right and good laptop really need patient and time. After much consideration and comparission with various popular brand in the exhibition hall, my friend finally decided to choose a well-known brand and the price consider quite competitive with the other brand. What's good to purchase laptop or PC from PC Fair is that you will be given quite a number of freebies and promotion just to attact you. So, choose from a reliable shop and easy accesible one as well if anything goes wrong which i hope nothing will go wrong.

PC Fair offers a lot of promotion on the latest hardware in town as well as the price are slightly lower than the market. One which are new in the market is the 1 Terabyte HDD which only cost RM 399. I even show a 50% discount on samsung MP4 player if not mistaken. As the advancement of technology, more new gadgets are coming out in the market, such as RMVB player which cost about RM 169 as well as GPS navigator. Not to mention, those giant telecommunication company such as Maxis, Celcom, P1Wimax, Streamyx, Izzi are doing aggressive promotion in the PC Fair. Thats you can see a lot promoter than visitors.

Going to PC Fair, you will be able to see pretty Show Girls giving out brochure. These Show Girls usually will wear pretty and sexy just to attract customer. This year round, we hardly could not see many of them, such as Lumix, Kingston and a few more such as online game publishers such as Cubizone, Cibmall and MyCNX. The two show girls for cibmall even dressed up as the characters in the game itself.

After browsing the PC Fair and feel satisfy, we finally leave KL Convention Centre at about 2+ PM and headed for Pavillion for our high tea, carrying heavy spear and laptop. After finishing our meal, we then headed to Raja Chulan Monorel station and headed back to our place.

Overall, this PC Fair is an eye opener for me to see people rush and run just to grab freebies and I myself took part it in. However, i don't run, just brist walk and end up number 42. Not bad as a first timer.

After I reached home, i cleaned up my room and place my new speaker at suitable place and test it. Currently, I'm using it and feel happy for me to have a new addition to the list of gadjet that I have. Like I say at the beginning of the post, some do comment that this speaker not that good as the quality not that nice. However, for me, I do feel that it is already good enough for me since I'm still a beginner in the sound system field.


For me, already left 2 weeks of lectures and 2 more quizzes before my Year 3 Semester 2 of Pharmacy comes to an end. I will have 1 week of study break before arming and equip myself with the necessary information to win this war. This final exam is a crucial one as it will determine whether he or she will be able to proceed to the final year or not. Here I wish all my coursemate all the best in the exam and proceed together to the 4th year. Besides that, all the best and good luck to friends in local university that are having their final exam before graduating this year and next year.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Economy Crisis in McDonalds

As everyone of us have read or seen or heard from around us, everywhere in this world is facing economy crisis with the increment of price of practically everything. Here is an example of what I'm mentioning.

In McDonalds, the favourite burger is the Spicy Chicken McDeluxe, which has been increasing its price from time to time. Last time, I think in the year 2007 when I'm in KL, the price of this regular set menu is below RM 9 without the tax. Now in 2009, the price has increased to RM 10+ without the tax. The price increase with the same size and quality of burger. Isn't it the more people buy, the less cost it is?? A question to ponder about.

Another example is the McFlurry. Last Thursday, I went to McDonalds to buy McFlurry as my mood is down and cannot study. When the people pass me the McFlurry, I was surprised to see the size of the cup. Here is the picture. As far as I can recall, the size of the cup should not be that short.

For comparision, observe the height of the cup as well as the location of the picture on the cup and you will notice the reduction in the height of the cup. What a waste of money thinking that i can enjoy and indulge myself in eating ice cream to cheer myself up and build up my mood. After eating the ice cream, my mood do feel better, but sad due to small portion. However, is the amount of ice cream inside the new cup same with the old cup??hmm...

Being in economy crisis with price of everything went up, they have no choice but to reduce the quantity of food while keeping the same price. I think i will not purchase the McFlurry again in the near future.

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