Burning through data like an addict snorting cocaine

4k TV + Kodi + Zen addon = insane couch sessions.

Suffice to say, I’ve got a lot of catching up to do in terms of movies and also TV shows.

One standout though (and this perfectly depicts how backlogged I am with flicks):


Benicio Del Toro carried this all the way.
Denis Villeneuve paced this outstandingly well.
Chuck in top notch cinematography and you have a winner.

The last movie that made me go oh shit oh shit like this was zero dark thirty, and we all know how critically acclaimed that ended up being.


Chilli Pan Mee

We Malaysians love our food. That much is as true as the sun rises in the east and sets in the west.

The day I got off that plane and started calling this upside down country my place of residence, that wave of regret just washed over me. Don’t get me wrong, I have been utterly fortunate to been able to travel extensively during my childhood, but knowing that status quo (at least food wise) will return in 2 weeks is one heckuva big security blanket.

It could just boil down to the air, the unsanitary conditions, or even the humidity (hey, all these factors play a major role in how food is perceived e.g. aeroplane junk), but nobody does food like we do. Put a bunch of shy south east asians together and we’ll probably mumble our way through topics of conversation until we get to food. Now that is a topic that truly fuses people of different walks of life together.

I’m digressing.

On my last trip back home right before we popped into a mall to get a new pair of glasses made up for my fiancee, we had lunch at this place called Gerai. Now upon doing more research, this place seems to be a franchised chain of sorts but that shouldn’t take away from how pleasantly surprised I was with what I got served. Serendipitously, I picked their chilli pan mee (yes yes, nothing tastes as good as the O.G but when you’re on a tight schedule, you take what you can get).

T’was a good bowl of noodles, but IMHO a little bit more greens would have been nice (I devour vegetables like no tomorrow). Fast forward to yesterday and on the spur of the moment, I decided that I would give it a go at trying to make my owl iteration of the recipe.




To be fair, I took shortcuts along the way. The weather took a turn for the worse while I was stinking up the neighbourhood with my deep fried anchovies and I barely made it back indoors before it started spitting.

I also noped out of making home-made sambal belacan and purchased a bottle of granny chilli oil and bought fresh kway teow noodles instead of hand making them egg noodles.

It’s quite ironic that in light of my above comments regarding Gerai, I had zero vegetables tonight. To be fair, there really wasn’t much room left to chuck anything in there.

All said, pan mee in 25 minutes tops maybe? I’d say it definitely goes on the weeknight dinner list of recipes!

Note to self: Don’t attempt 3 days of cardio straight

I am totally going to be feeling the effects of this tomorrow. And maybe Friday, perhaps even Saturday.

Without going into too much detail, my eating habits have changed drastically since the family got here. Out goes delicious white rice, hello chewy brown variety.

Salve for a cold night.
Where old people go to drink.
After 2 hours of basketball, this was absolute heaven.
Quickie DIY lunch.
Pork bolognese from scratch, one of the most satisfying things you can ever make.
Surprise! Ma’am kecik in da house.

Espresso Fuelled Mania


Can’t wait for this to come out on BluRay so I can snag myself a legal copy.

The past couple of weeks (who am I kidding, it’s more like since I got back from my holiday) have seen me break my 4 day a week gym cycle and spending most of my free time assembling furniture (I am genuinely sick of Ikea right now).


Thinking of Klang

Oh hello there.



I have no idea why it took me this long to finally say fuck it and started doing this in my front yard. El cheapo suis vide esky plus outdoor gas grill FTW. No more stinky house and pesky fire alarms going off!

Ps: This cost a cool 3.3k