Monday, July 12, 2010

Rag and be expelled!

Since the death of a boy in Royal Military College due to being ragged by his seniors last month, this ragging issue is being such a big hoo-haa in the whole nation! And yes...even to the extent of our Dean warning us not to get involved in it or we will be expelled if got caught! This is the first time we had ever been issued such warning because after all, our get-to-know-each-other session was a long time tradition being practiced by years and years of previous students. Apparently one anonymous parent called up our Dean and threatened to write to the mass media if there's another complaint (from obvious reason his pampered son or daughter) on ragging!

Now what IS ragging??? According to Wikipedia,

'Ragging' means the doing of any act which causes, or is likely to cause any physical, psychological or physiological harm, apprehension, shame or embarrassment to a student, and includes
  1. Teasing or abusing or playing practical joke on, or causing hurt to any student. or
  2. Asking any student to do any act, or perform any thing, which he/she would not, in the ordinary course, be willing to do or perform

But do we rag?? Well, the above definition is so vague that practically almost everything you do on the freshies are ragging!! So, from now on, seniors would just sit over a coffee table and chat all the way with the juniors to know each other?? But that's nothing special about that! I'll bet that by next year, seniors and juniors would just be merely saying "Hi" and "Bye" to each other with some even not knowing each others names!

What I think is, ragging in the form of physical wise is harsh.... But mentally and emotionally would only make one stronger, in fact, strengthen his/her E.Q. If by scolding and asking them to perform non-sexual acts are considered ragging, then I believe in almost all leadership camps and scouts camps would be termed ragging as well?? I do believe, in the end, it all goes down to the child being so pampered and spoilt by his/her parents that caused them to be unable to withstand minimal stress. What come our future generations of students? A bunch of sissies and cry-babies??? :|

Friday, July 9, 2010

Project-κ 19: Tai Chow @ Medan Selera Permai (Permai Food Court)

I've blogged about Medan Selera Permai having really good satay before (here), this time... I'll blog about a tai chow (literally translated to "big fry" which loosely mean stir fry) stall situated at the corner of this food court. By day, it sells economy rice while by night, it cooks up a storm with its tai chow dishes. 

Of course, just like a typical Chinese restaurant, this stall is able to cook almost any dishes you can find elsewhere but priced at a lower price. I (or rather my dad) had ordered a few of their specialties a.k.a. chef's recommendations. First up is wu tao kow yok (braised pork with yam), this dish has a distinct sweet taste mixed with a hint of salt and spices. The pork slices in between yam pieces are half skinny and half fat. The fat will literally melt in your mouth! This is definite my dad's favourite dish!

Any youngsters or if you have a sweet tooth, you'll definitely enjoy the next dish - marmite chicken! Bite size pieces of chicken are fried to perfection and coated in thick, sweet marmite sauce!! I absolutely love this!'s the sauce that I love the most! LOL! XP This dish also comes in pork ribs too! 

Another heavenly dish would be the assam fish! This is a must-have! Every time we dine here, we'll order this! The fish is really fresh and huge! Served with an array of greens like okra, tomatoes, onions, etc. the sour and spicy sauce makes it really finger licking good. And OH! There's pork crackling in it too!! Yum yum~~

I'm not sure bout the price although it is stated on its sign board cause I can't read Chinese. But I think it's RM6 for greens while RM8 onwards for meat dishes! :)

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Project-κ 18: Laksa @ Restoran Asia

It's rather chilly these few days with the rain, isn't it? Well, I can't think of any better days to eat a fiery, hot and spicy bowl of laksa other than today! Went for food blogging out of the blues and decided to introduce Restoran Asia in Rahang, Seremban, which is no stranger to any Seremban-ians at all! LOL!

To make things clearer, there is actually another restaurant with the same name located at Senawang. I'm not sure which is the main shop and which is the branch, but I think both serve equally good laksa! 
The one in Rahang is located right opposite the post office. If you are coming from Bukit Blossom, the shop is the 3rd before the traffic lights. You got to keep your eyes wide open as its sign board is kinda faded, so it ain't attention grabbing at all. Moreover it is sort of being blocked by a stall by the road side. 

A typical bowl of laksa is served with half an egg, tofu puffs, fish cakes, and si ham (cockles). Of course, if you prefer, you can opt out the cockles if you don't like them. I know I don't! LOL! Below is the 'normal' bowl of laksa minus the cockles..... They'll give you few pieces of pork to compensate for the lost cockles. :P

I, on the other hand, ordered one with curry chicken in it! 2 pieces were given and it tasted pretty good. But somehow I think it's pretty expensive as my bowl of small laksa with curry chicken costs RM4, which is the same price with a big portion of laksa.

What I like about Restoran Asia's laksa is the hot soup itself! It's rather thick and creamy minus the oily and greasy feeling!! There wasn't much oil in it and I like how the consistency of the soup - some sort like a gravy instead! Taste wise it's HOT!! But not as much as to being unbearable! A very satisfying taste for a chill windy day!
And together with the noodles, oh......before that, of course, like most noodle stalls, you can choose your favourite noodles be it beehoon, yellow mee or kwey teow and can be mixed'll be given a small plate of extra chilli to add to the spiciness and 'omph' you require! I like the chilli too.... it's pretty good and tasty. My aunt once bought their home-made chilli by bottles! Haha... XD

Price are RM3.20 for small; RM3.70 for medium and RM4 for a large portion. Additional of 80 cents will be charged for chicken curry. 

The restaurant is open for breakfast and lunch right till 2 or 3pm. Notice how blur the writing on the sign board is? So, open your eyes wide guys! :D
Restoran Asia
Jalan Semarak 2,
Rahang, Seremban.

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Nokia N8 is OUT!!!!!

AARRRRGGGGHHHHH!!!! The JOY! The EXCITEMENT!! The ANTICIPATION!!! It's OUT!!!! It's OOOUUUUTTTTT!!!!! The lastest Nokia N8-00 is OUT!!!!!!

This impressive gadget will put all other existing camera phones AND even digital cameras to shame!!! With its superb 12 megapixels Carl Zeiss optics, a Xenon flash and a large sensor, the Nokia N8 introduces the ability to make HD-quality videos and edit them with an intuitive built-in editing suite and rest assure that it will capture the best quality pictures of your special moments!!!

Read specifications here from Nokia Malaysia website.

OooOOoooOooo....I can't wait to get my hands on this!!! Hopefully it's not super expensive! :P

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