Saturday, March 26, 2011

Sure Pizza? Sure!

A while back my friend/colleague, Anwar, introduced me to this place called 'Sure Pizza' for lunch. It was a quiet, unassuming joint with a suspect name. The place had minimal decor and had pictures of (presumably) the owner and his family and some visitors to this restaurant. What was nice about the place was that the kitchen was in full view of the patrons and we could see (if you wanted to) what the chefs were up to. Well, you know what they say: Don't judge a restaurant by its name!

Just a big fat curry puff? Not quite

Fresh, juicy seafood. Me like!

We first ordered the Calzone and Penne Alla Marinara for sharing (3 people). I've never had Calzone before, it is basically a folded pizza but really looks like a huge curry puff. But the Calzone here is HUGE I tell you. It was filled to the brim with cheese, pepperoni, turkey ham and mushrooms. The marinara had generous servings of fresh, juicy seafood which was superbly complimented by the absolutely perfect tomato sauce. Both dishes were superbly done. They were really nice and since everyone was devouring it at speed, we quickly decided it was not enough!

We could smell this baby coming to our table all the way from the kitchen. Yummaaayh

So we decided to order the lasagna. The lasagna was, as we had anticipated based on the two dishes served before, perfectly cooked and had a certain Italian authenticity to it. The cheese was just right and perfectly baked. The fillings were very flavourful and really juicy. The lasagna was not too soggy nor was it too hard. No wonder my colleague loves to eat here.

My hubby managed to join us just as we were about to finish, and that was the perfect excuse to order... ANOTHER CALZONE!!! We were on a roll, the food here was so good and we lapped it every single bite.

Just tell me this juicy little thing isn't mouth-watering to you?

Now you may wonder where this lovely Italian eatery is located, and the truth is: I can't tell you! Hehe. No, I'm not keeping the location secret or to myself, but when we ate there a month or so ago, it was their last day at Plaza Hartamas / Damas before they were relocating. They promised to update us on their new location and we're still waiting. Can't wait to bite on another of their Calzone and try the other stuffs on the menu. It should be good.

Waiting til the next time I can sink my teeth into you, buddy

I did not manage to ask the owner about the name, because they were quite busy during lunch hour, but my hubby suggested that they should probably add in another word to their Restaurant name: Sure Best Pizza!

Til my next sure post!

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Fashion of Colours

A collage of some of the looks that I like for different reasons

Morning all, I woke up really early today so I have decided to put up a quick post today!

Some of my blog readers / facebook messagers (hehe) have asked me where I gather my fashion inspirations from. To be honest, I really do not know how to answer that because of the many inputs we receive in this modern world. But normally what I do is that if there is a look, fashion piece or statement which I stumble across or really like online, I will save the image and keep it for myself. But since some of you have asked :) I'll share some looks that I've adored recently. Some of the colours that have captured my imagination:

1) Purple - I've always loved this colour. I t.hink the many shades of purple makes it a fun colour. It looks yummy, like berries!

L: Diane Von Furstenburg, R: Marc Jacobs

2) Yellow - Yellow is a very fresh colour. Yes, I was inspired by this when I wore Lemon Bursts of Life. I do not know why many people are not brave enough to wear yellow, especially in our hot climate. You should!

L: Vionnet C: Paul & Joe T: Michael Kors B: Fendi

3) Purple (again) Sorry I just love this colour! Some people think Purple is not a very flexible colour but it can be used with other colours just as well.

L: Marc Jacob, R: Issa

4) Peach and Light Orange - It is sometimes good to play with softer colours, and I've always preferred peach to pink, although I have started to use a little more pink. But peach and this lightish orange colour suits me more. Dusty peachy pink with gray was one of the colour themes of my wedding (will try to put up a post on it soon). Something similar to this.

L: Roberto Cavalli, R: Ellie Saab

5) Red - Like they say, beware the Lady in Red. And this Red is HOTTTTTTTTTT.

L: Lanvin, R: Monique Lhuillier

My attempt ;p

6) Blue - Blue is my favourite colour and although turquoise, navy and royal blue is the classic favourite, at the moment I really love the toned, muted blue on the left as well as the deep, rich, rich, rich blue on the right. Oh, and I totally am in love with the gray skirt on the left and the long sleeved long dress/kaftan on the right! Drool.

L: Philosophy, R: Emilio Pucci

The collage of pictures above was made by yours truly, all pictures taken from

So, that's it for today. i'll try and post more when I can. In the meantime, let's fill our colourful world with more colours!

Till my next post.

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Kungfu chiro

Picture taken after my chiropractic session on the morning of 13th February 2011.

Am loving this wide legged pleated pants from Pu3. :)
Comfortable and perfect for kungfu fighting...! (as if... -_-)

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Vintage themed gathering at Canoodling

Pic from Fadz' trusted iPhone :)

Meet Fazlyn. She is my uni mate which I got to know since my early days reading law in matriculation. She became one of my closest friends ever as she is one of the kindest and most supportive friend I've ever known. Last Sunday, my other close uni girlfriends, Nisa, Fadz and Nuzul decided to meet up at BV 2 to have late lunch to celebrate Faz's delayed birthday celebration. Everyone is just soooooo busy with anything and everything nowadays that we don't meet up as much as we used to. (We used to meet almost every single day in uni ;p) So now, most of the time we only get to meet during weddings, birthdays and other events.

These are the few close girlfriends that made my uni days fun. ^_^ They were there through laughter and tears. Through stresses and tensions (examination time). I will always treasure my uni days. In fact I am missing the campus too. The environment was so peaceful and quiet. The air that I inhaled in campus feels so fresh. Clean, almost unpolluted in the tranquility of the jungle nearby.

We were supposed to go to a place called Banquet. But we couldn't find it (or has the eatery closed down, does anyone know?) so we spontaneously went to this shop called Canoodling.

Nisa suggested that this meet up would be a vintage themed one. So everyone had to wear something vintage. We were so excited upon meeting for the first time in ages (months) that we took a lot of pictures first, and forgot all about ordering until we realized that we were already hungry. The waitresses must have been annoyed that we took so long to order, or wondered whether we were going to order at all! (okay i may be exaggerating a bit).

As you may have guessed, they serve noodles. A whole lot of noodles. We were spoilt for choice. We were quite surprised that the price was quite reasonable as the shop looks pretty nice. If i am not mistaken, even the most expensive items are priced at RM9.90. That made us even more excited. I'll post about the food in another post. Since there are too many pictures of the food and you'll get bored looking at a post with a million pictures in it right?

Nowadays, do not be surprised that instead of the birthday girl receiving gifts they would be the ones giving out gifts instead! Faz just got back from the UK and she got us cute lil stockings with scattered hearts on top to keep us warm when we are cold. She also gave some chocolates that is not available here. She packed it up and sealed it with a heart sticker with our names on it :) Isn't she the sweetest?

On the day that I decided to wear yellow, we had to go to a restaurant whereby all the decos including the bowls etc have to be in yellow as well -_-

We ended our gathering with lots of laughter, together with Maryam who rushed back from outstation and managed to snap a few pictures before we left.

After everyone went their separate ways, I met Khubby who didn't have his lunch yet so we randomly headed to TForty Two because I saw the most tempting-looking macaroons (macarons). It totally didn't disappoint. It is as good as it looks and more. So yummy! Will post about it soon. It was a very relaxing Sunday and I was so glad I could meet up with my friends.

I wore a mustard maxi from poplook and a vintage jacket I found through rummaging my mother's wardrobe. I was in the mood for a cheerful look and decided to go out to express how I felt that day.

Til my next post on the food.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

A Way Out

Retweets from my Twitter.

'It's like every time something actually goes right in my life, someone somewhere says, "Oh she looks happy, time to mess it all up' ~ TheNotebook

Reminder to self.

'As you breathe right now, another person takes his last. So stop complaining, but rather live your life with what you got' ~ WeEatQuotes

'When things aren't working out as you wish, be patient. Stop trying to move ahead of God. His timing is perfect. Trust Him.'
~ WeEatQuotes

'When you ask hard enough, He will surely show a way out. All Praises to the Almighty. :)' ~ RNadiaSabrina

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Date night : Purple reign

Went out for a blind dinner and movie date with someone last night. But in this case only one person was blinded :p Since it was someone special, I decided to wear a little bling-bling. We initially planned to go to Pladib, but since we had a movie at 10, we chose to have dinner nearby.

The disturbing events in Japan on Friday were terrible. I saw the scenes unravelled live on CNN in my office since my office has CNN on 24/7 (without sound). Japan is such a wonderful country known for its hospitality and warmth, food(!!), culture and my husband says manga too (-_-') so its a shame for such a thing to have to happen to Japan (not that it should happen to any other country) but it is a reminder from God that we should not take this life for granted. Life can be taken away from us any minute, without warning.

Anyway, we went for our pre-movie Japanese dinner at Fukuharu, and my partner and I went on a food binge again.

Air flown Salmon Sashimi - The slices were nice and thick (I still think Hajime's is thicker but I'm not complaining) but the unique thing about sashimi here is that it is served with white radish flowers. The waitress told us to put the petals in the shoyu for a more fragrant taste, and feeling adventurous I followed her suggestion and the fragrant taste of the petal was evident and combined well with the salmon sashimi. I wasn't adventurous enough to eat the chrysanthemum flower though!

Tamago Mentai Sushi - grilled cod fish roe sushi with egg omelette. This was actually the waiter's recommendation and we sure didn't regret ordering this. In fact, we wanted to order more. It was unbelievably delicious, it packed a multitude of flavours in one tiny bite and almost lifted me out of my seat in delight. It is a close second to being my favourite dish, but I am definitely ordering this again the next time I come back here.

Unagi Cili Padi Roll - Deep Fried eel with chilli padi. Beware, this is REALLY hot! Like REALLY, REALLY HOT even for Malaysian tastebuds. Yowza! You have been warned.

Salmon Belly Teriyaki - This is my favourite dish!! The salmon was perfectly cooked and had just the right amount of tenderness. It almost melted in my mouth. The salmon belly was so juicy and oozed natural oil which my doctor told me I need a lot of. The salmon belly was grilled perfectly while retaining its burst of flavours. The best dish of the night!

Hiyashi Tanuki Soba - Cold soba with tempura flakes and cabstick, cucumber and seaweed. It was a unique assortment to accompany the soba. I'm not really a fan of soba, but this is one of the better ones that I've tasted and I think the tempura flakes was a nice touch.

Aburi Shiro Maguro - flash-seared butter fish served with fresh onion and ponzu sauce. By the time this dish was served, I was slightly full and only helped myself to a serving. I didn't like this dish too much as I thought it had too many onions which overpowered the flavour. My husband liked it though and I think it has to do with the fact that he likes his onions haha.

Goma Dare Kinako Ice Cream - black sesame with Japanese dessert powder. I thought I was ordering the black sesame Ice cream, but when it came it was a bit different as it was vanilla ice cream coated with black sesame sauce/syrup and shiratama powder. It was nice but quite expensive for such a small serving. After a fully satisfying dinner, off we went to the movies.

The movie my husband bought to see was The Fighter, starring Mark Wahlberg and Christian Bale. It's based on the true story of Micky Ward, a boxer who had to overcome mediocrity and initially family for him to achieve his dreams. The acting of Mark Wahlberg and Christian Bale as his crackhead half brother was beyond superb. Christian Bale especially transformed himself from Batman to a really skinny drug addict, couldn't believe it. He was funny and emotionally disturbed at the same time. This is a must watch and the movie's knock-out punch is slow, but thoroughly enjoyable at the end. Melissa Leo also played her role perfectly, making me hate her character. Amy Adams also transformed herself in the movie. The last movie I saw her in was Enchanted, where she was a happy princess singing and dancing around. In this movie she is a beautiful bar waitress who kicks ass and spouts profanities.

Overall, I love how the movie shows that everyone has their own demons and battles to fight and not everyone makes a mark in life. But no one should give up just because someone else failed doing the same thing. It does not mean that you will fail too if you are willing to undergo hard work and persevere with belief that you will make it.

After a fully satisfying dinner and a good movie to top it off, we left for home very content.

Til my next post!