Monday, October 23, 2006

Life is like an APE sometimes doesn't it?

Recently as you guys know I was in Hong Kong working on some project. While there I kinda started to grow on a liking to a certain brand. And do you guys wanna know what brand is it? Look at the picture, then you'll figure this out...

Yes it is known as *Bape* or A Bathing Ape. It was inspired from the Planet of the Apes and this funky guy in Japan started making up these logos and got it kick started in Japan then now, Global. Whoah, not an easy task but this guy did it. 3 Cheers to him! Yay! Well my personal review, I think the quality of the clothes is not that bad. the designs are cool and some what cool. Material used are fully cotton and and it's cooling to wear.

OK, let me start with the shop itself, have you ever tried going to a certain boutique and end up lining up about almost an hour just to get yourself in? Well this is the one. I must say it's really not very fun as when I was there it was summer, waiting outside the humid weather definitely puts down the mood. But when I got in, it made the whole waiting sequence worthwhile.

This is the Bape store during construction. Wa Lao! construction also do until so fancy, Need meh? Looks really prestigious though.

This picture shows the opening of this Bape store in Hong Kong, People started lining up since nigh to wait till morning to get their hands on these clothes. Wow these kind of business I wanna do it as well, but unfortunately it's really difficult; so I guess I'll pass...

This is how it looks like from the entrance of the boutique. Cool huh? the fancy lightings... But waot till you see inside. It's a shocker! I'm not a shopping fanetic but this is by far the most advance, cool looking boutique I've ever been in. The staff there are very helpful as well, sometimes too helpful to the extend I feel a little weird when I go in. Let's see the design from indside...

Cool huh? The interior's so fine, so futuristic. oh yea and it's damn expensive too. Well let's see, I got a Tshirt for HK$499 which is like RM246 and a jeans for like HK$1959 which is about RM960+. But here's the problem, there's something about the boutique that just makes you come back for more. I know I did. :) So in a way, I'm glad I'm back in KL as if I were to stay there any longer, I would buy the whole shop up! hahaha

And that's me wearing one of those t-shirts...Cheers~

Friday, October 20, 2006

To Tree or NOT To Tree

I understand that there's many weird happenings occur everyday all around the world, but I think this is by far the best for me for today:

I was having lunch with my colleagues today as usual but all of a sudden we broke into a topic of Tea and Coffee. One of my colleague was talking about tea leaf on how they process and how dirty it is and so on, then another colleague was talking about how they process Cocoa Tree by stepping on them. That makes it more dirty.

Then we started saying to a colleague that she drinks a lot of coffee that means it's dirty. (Well, coffee bean is made from cocoa and cocoa is processed by using bare feet to step on it). So this colleague of mine was asking, "I drink coffee only mah, not cocoa also, why dirty?"

We were like....

"You didn't know coffee bean comes from cocoa???!!!"
Well initially she explained that she had this idea of Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf cafe. Since Tea leaf comes from Tea tree, there's no doubt that coffee bean comes from coffee tree!!

Obviously we started laughing at her so hard that even my stomach hurts. and she was like, "You mean to tell me all these 29 years of my life I have been thinking there's such a thing as coffee tree and now....". And this was how she looked after we laughed at her...

In just 1 lunch, her world of her imagination crushed right before her. And the best part is she just send an email to all of us when we reached office stating that she still could not accept the fact!

This clearly shows us that we are quite often living under our own fantasy. It's fun to see what other people's fantasies are like; just like this colleague of mine.

But apart from these jokes, here's a shocker. Coffee bean comes from coffee seeds that comes from coffee plant!. complimentary from

Coffee bean
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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coffee bean is the seed of the coffee plant. It is the stone inside the red
or purple fruit of the coffee plant. The fruits, coffee cherries or coffee
berries, contain most commonly two stones lying with their flat sides together.
The coffee beans consists of mostly endosperm which contains 0.8 -
2.5 % caffeine, a main reason for
cultivating the plants. Coffee beans are an important export product for some

So now, we got something to think about...hmmm... Coffee from cocoa?? or is this another conspiracy theory in Malaysia? hmm... nah, i'm just playin.

Thursday, October 19, 2006

First Attempt on Blogger

As this is my first post for this blog, let me try to do something nice with it. Let's see... Oh yes, recently I was sent to Hong Kong for six weeks to work on some project. well yes it is fun in a way but let me tell you it's not all that fun. The work piles up in a pace of a Ferrari car yet the manpower to get the job done is only me! So as you can see it is pretty bad.

But apart from that, there's a couple of nice things to do in Hong Kong as well. Travelling around, meeting new people and the best part is SHOPPING!! Unfortunately i'm not so much of a shopping fan but indeed i got to buy some items worth keeping.. :)

First of all, every night i would go to work as usual but the fun only starts at night after work which is around 11pm. Then where would I go?? hmm...not so much for shopping i guess as you can see the time i finished work. so i took a couple of block walk and end up at a place called...

Yeap. It's called Lan Kwai Fong... The famous nightlife of Hong Kong. Well very similar to the Bangsar we have in KL but you can't seem to find any other races apart from chinese and white people... So you may think, "Hmm.... not much of a variety for a pick up now is it?" haha...

Drinks are fine, well exceptionally cheap if you calculate it with the pub/club price in KL. 1 pint of beer is about HK$ 54. That's about RM25 for a pint. And a pint is huge unlike the bloody glass/mug we have in KL; well double the size actually! and my favourate drink there is.....HOEGAARDEN and SCHNEIDER-WEISSE!!!

Looks COOL huh?? Well you can get these beers in KL actually. I have been to several places that has Hoegaarden. Places like Bangsar Village, inside Village Grocer, you can look for these cool beers in the alcohol section. Bangsar Shopping Complex, Cold Storage has these as well. Oh yea, I found it in Sunway Pyramid's Tony Roma's Restaurant as well.

Another part of Hong Kong is I did picked up a funny interest of collecting Miniature Figurines like McFarlane's Spawn, H.G.Giger's Alien and Predator!!

These are the Spawns I was able to find and trust me when I said it is not EASY! I had to walk to several buildings, check them out one by one and come back the the previous building to get what I liked. It is really tiresome I tell you! OK, let's continue with the pictures...

Wicked Sick huh? I know, I know, it's hard to resist. Well, for me at least. When i was looking at these toys at the glassed windows, it was as if calling out for me asking me to buy it! spooky! So much for resisting temptations. Sigh...

Apart from this, I also bought a Legend. Classic, Old-School piece of Figurine; which is....

YES! You've guessed it!! Transformers' Optimus Prime!! As I was walking to go out of the building of toys, I spotted this thing and I was like, "Wow!! I need to get this... This is classic." and so I opened my wallet, paid the guy and got something satisfying with it. Damn that feels good. lol...

I remember when I was way younger around the age of 8-10, my family and I were walking around Toys R' Us looking for a toy to get me for my Christmas present. When I passed this isle of Transformers collections, I saw the very first edition of Optimus Prime, costing RM99.90!! (During those days, 99 bucks is a huge sum; and my parents aren't that rich either) I immediately fell in love with it. (Not the 'love' we're talking about when we're adults) and obviously I was excited to get it! (Not the erotic kind of excitement ok?) My parents was reluctant to get it for me as it was a wee bit too expensive for a kid like me. So what i did? I threw a fit! Crying, stomping feets, shouting, you name it, I did it! so eventually I got it and that was one of my happiest moments in life.

Oh well, enough talk and I think I have to end this post for now. So that's part of my Hong Kong trip and I might write some more about it in the future if I get anymore inspiration like today. Well not inspiration actually, more like being bored in office with nothing to do. Cheers!