Jack Purcell X OffDay, Bangsar, Kuala Lumpur

Converse Malaysia is proud to announce its Jack Purcell Pop Up Store that will take over Offday Bangsar located at Jalan Telawi 3 on 21st August 1, 2014.

This is also to showcase the newest range of The Converse Jack Purcell “Cross-Stitch”.The Fall 2014 Converse Jack Purcell sneaker collection introduces the all-new Converse Jack Purcell Cross Stitch – a waxed cotton cross-stitch detail – outfitted in leather, a core texture for seasonal dressing. The premium and quality leather materials and subtle stitching details in the sneaker collection are refined and built with all around comfort.

Whilst everyone has heard of Converse, Jack Purcell has been around creating sneakers since 1935. The classic sneaker with its iconic “smile” toecap perfected the brand as a household favourite stylish sneaker. Converse Jack Purcell has been moving the brand into the vintage-classy direction and re-outfitted in sophisticated soft tumbled leather.

This pop-up store serves as a visual curation of Irman Hilmi’s Offday retail experimentation; where it specialises in capturing the old-school appeal in premium menswear with a little bit of punk rock influence that work hand-in-hand with Converse Jack Purcell’s old school appeal with the ala-Americana direction. This will be a good collaboration to be witnessed.

Jamie’s 20th Birthday @ Opus Bistro, Bangsar

Last Friday on 8th October 2010, the bunch of us gave Jamie a private surprise birthday party at Opus Bistro in Bangsar..

Not much of food review kinda thingy but more on a party post..

It was almost a failure because she was supposed to attend an event at Ecoba..Glad the boyfriend Didjital managed to somewhat tricked her to go somewhere else, which is to meet us..

Photos credit to Nigel‘s 550D and Ren‘s Leica Digilux 2..

*Balloon surprise*

There we have colorful balloons floating around for a more relaxing atmosphere in the cosy restaurant..

With time fixing and taking a detour from Ecoba, the time has come and we can’t wait to surprise her..

*Rise and salutation*

When Jamie and Didjital entered the bistro, we definitely surprised and we caught her off guard..

*Jamie and Didjital*

Well, the surprises to see the surprised face was priceless and it’s kinda fun to do this once in a while..

*Muka stimzzz*

I don’t know why but she looked stimz in this photo..By the way, Jamie always got high on helium balloons..You’ll know later on..

And so the camwhoring started before and after the food arrived..

*L>R – Joshua, Kelli, Daphne, yours truly*

The food there was kinda awesome and the pricing is around RM30-50 per pax for pasta..Not too sure bout steaks and others..

*Stormtrooper cupcakes*

Jamie is kinda well-known for loving cute things such as Domokun and many other things (can be seen in HERE)..

So we got her some customized Stormtrooper Cupcakes for something different *Imperial March theme playing in the background*..

More photos ahead and of course a recorded video!

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House of Tang [Non-Halal] @ One Bangsar, Bangsar

It’s already mid-January and Chinese New Year (CNY) is just a month away, falling exactly on the Valentine’s Day, Febuary 14th 2010..

I bet everyone has been busy spring cleaning and shopping for CNY clothes a.k.a red clothes or anything that is bright..

But one must remember that in our Chinese custom, eating good food is considered as a fortune or luck because a lot of people died of hunger in every other part of the world..

Being able to eat good food is a kind of fortune to us Chinese, hence we must appreciate food more..

So here I’m giving you an option of a restaurant for your family dinner during CNY..

It’s House of Tang, situated in one of the stretch of restaurants along One Bangsar in Jalan Ara, Bangsar..

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*House of Tang*

This is what you will see from the main road when you are going up the slope from the Bangsar mosque..

The Bangsar mosque is on your right, where it’s beside Bangsar Village 1 open carpark, go up the slope, you will see House of Tang on your right..

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*Yumcha and Dimsum*

House of Tang opens from 10.30am-2.30pm and 6.30pm-10.30pm daily, except for Tuesday which is their off day..

You can choose to dine-in or out if you are a smoker..Both sections are pretty chilling..

The concept of House of Tang is to make you feel homely, with their homely decorations and also homely dishes..

One more thing, their food are all MSG-FREE~!!

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*The usual foodies*

Thanks to Richard and Edward we are able to dine here and thanks to Sid for inviting us..

You can see the usuals of Ken, Bok, May Yee and her Saucer, Sloppy Chic and Chai, Chris Tock, Esther, Jess, Sunny, Jocel, and few others who I didn’t had the chance to talk to them..

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*Yours truly*

So before we start to eat anything, it’s good to take few sips of hot Chinese tea to clear your taste buds and also your throat..

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*Salmon Yee Sang with Crispy Shredded Treasures in Plum Dressing*

To usher the CNY 2010, one must not left out the Chinese custom food for CNY which is Yee Sang..

For Chinese, Yee Sang is not a neccessity but it’s somewhat a practise with a hope to bring in fortune, wealth, and health..Yes, very typical Chinese indeed..

The restaurant has served this Yee Sang (?????) with the right amount of oil and sauce which is not too dry nor too wet..

I’m not really a fan of Yee Sang but the fresh salmon here makes me want more!

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*Shark’s Fin Soup with Dried Scallop in Winter Melon*

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*Richard doing his thang*

The Shark’s Fin Soup (?????  ???????) is quite smooth and it’s not very thick..A lot of people tend to take lesser shark’s fin soup during a meal because the thick broth makes one feel very full..

The texture is just nice which allows us to continue on with our feast..

Continue on with more than 10 awesome dishes for your CNY family dinner..Also do download the menu for CNY and regular days at the bottom of the entry..

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