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Monday, November 18, 2013

My Recording Experience with Carefree

Thanks to PINK DAISY I was able to make one of my ultimate dream come true.
That is to own my very own piece of composed song and not sing covers all the time.

I jumped at the opportunity when I came across this contest that offered me a chance to do just that! 




 

When I shared with my friends the prize options, many said that they would have flown the Cesna plane. But I chose do the recording anyway. It was something that I really wanted to do for the longest time. Thank you PINK DAISY for realizing my dream.

This was the moment when I saw them announced me as one of their winners. I was thrilled. Could not sleep till recording day! So egg-cited.



The people at PINK DAISY were so kind to allow me to share this great experience with a friend. So, I invited Ryeniko, one of my band members to join in the fun. She helped me enhance the song and she is a great harmonizer. You can hear her do the harmonizing in my song. Thanks so much Ryeniko for your help! I really appreciate your presence there!


So ladies and gentlemen, here's the song that I have recorded. Enjoy!


Alternatively, you can watch it here

Lyrics to the song if you wanna sing along. 
Credits given to Siang Xi and Jocelyn who gave life to this piece of music.



And here's a sample of one of the entries for the contest. I submitted 10 entries. Thank goodness one of it was a lucky strike! Am I kiasu or what!!!

Here are some shots of the day to share with you. See how happy we were.





Mic test! Mic Test 1,2,3


Thumb's up! OK! Set and we're ready to roll.




Thank you Billy of BOSH Music Productions and Siang Xi for making this possible for me.


They are really hard at work, crafting a beautiful piece for me and everyone's listening ear.


A photo for remembrance with the client with Shu Ling


Ryeniko and me







You can also see some of my other crazy singing videos on my youtube channel:

http://www.youtube.com/user/choypengism

http://www.reverbnation.com/yongchoypeng

End of the day I had a BLAST and an experience of a lifetime! 

Thank you once again PINK DAISY 

You've certainly made my day!



Sunday, November 17, 2013

Jalan-Jalan Cari Makan


1Utama's Wonder Food Adventure

 
What is it?
This month is the Wonder Food month at 1Utama from 4 - 24 Nov, 2013.
This is the first ever food adventure in collaboration with 1Utama's ONECARD November Wonder Food Promotion month.
A gastronomic Food Trail for over 50 selected Butterfly Project Food Bloggers to explore and savour the wide variety of delicious cuisines at 1Utama's Wonder Food Haven.

Participating outlets include:
LG Promenade: SS2 Goreng Pisang, Ninja Joe, Seaweed Club, I Love Yoo, Eat & Happy Yong Tau Foo, Oyster King, Bisou, Mr Cendol, Pao Xiang Bak Kut Teh, Ko Hyang Korean Country Delights.

LG Highstreet: Lameeya, BBQ Chicken, Food Box, Vivo American Pizza and Panini, and Lava.


Butterfly who?
The Butterfly Project is a community that welcomes beauty and lifestyle bloggers around Malaysia blogging with a focus and from the heart, soul and passion. Butterfly Project design monthly projects for bloggers that would benefit, motivate and encourage them to find their voice, goals and dreams.

I start of with a poem dedication:

Arnab keluar cari makan
Jelajah 1Utama
Here I come!
Isi perut sambil berjalan,
Lompat kesana kemari sampai keyang
Menjamu Selera
Dari pagi hingga ke petang.






The day started with our registration at 11.00am sharp.

We were given a food passport and thus our food hunt begins.

Made some new friends along the way.
Kawan baik-The Fox & the WABBIT.
Ms Fox (aka Edazz Lucinda) tolong jangan makan saya.....
 

 






 




Let the hunt for food begin!

Ready set...go....










 
Hop Hop Hop and Away I Go....






My first hop was

#1 BBQ Chicken




The ambience was very cozy.


We had the Jerk BBQ, Korean Charbroiled and Golden Olive Chicken which is their signature dish. Lepas makan nak lagi! My favourite dish so far is the Golden Olive Chicken. It is tender on the inside and crispy on the outside.
 
 

 
Next we tried the super spicy Chicken called Hot Hot Drum. The skin is fiery hot. Be careful for those who cannot take overly spicy food. Very "Chee Kick" lepas makan. Syiok yang teramat sangat. Fiery smoke coming out from my ears already. I like it!
 
I was busy taking notes (a reporter wannabe) with Josephine, the assistant manager, marketing from BBQ who took great care of us.



Our 1Malaysia Blogger Group- Cina, Melayu, India dan lain-lain pun ada.

 

I was a happy bunny with loads of food and my fav creamy latte =)

About BBQ Chicken
It's not Barbeque, Its BBQ! Best of the Best Quality!

100% Olive Oil
We pride ourselves on being the first brand in the world to use 100% Olive Oil from Europe for frying, creating a distinguished and healthy taste.

100% Fresh
The use of fresh instead of frozen chicken and fresh raw materials is our way to serve you the best and healthy chicken meal.

BBQ Special Marinating Process
BBQ Chickens are marinated in 30 types of natural spices for 12-15 hours to ensure that the chickens have absorbed the different spices.
 

#2 Lava


 Next hop was Lava (located just opposite Cold Storage) They specialize in Churros.
It is crispy and very fresh cause just fried.

Caution: HOT! as in not pedas but baru out from the frying pan sure hot lah... Good snack in between meals that is not so heavy on the tummy. The Churros is like western Yau char kuay. Only slimmer.
 
 
Trying to look cute and playing with my food to form Rabbit Teeth.




 

#3 Food Box (Tak Halal)


I hop, I jumped and I stopped. My next hop wasFood Box. Just next to Lava. The best dish I tried here was the Asam Chicken rice. The sauce is very appetizing. Makes you want MORE!

Also tried the Thai Chicken but I did not quite like it.

 

 Left: Asam Chicken , Right: Thai Chicken

#4 Lammeeya


 
I hopped to Lammeeya next . Just made a pitstop but did not eat. Their signature dish is the Lam Mee (just like the shop's name)



Fox and Rabbit poses again.
 
Below: Rabbit showing the GIANT bowl of Lam Mee.























 Took a slight break from eating and our group had our personalized Tatoos done at the booth.  Sexy Edazz buat tattoo kat paha.




 Showing off my Iron Man Tattoo
 
TATOO SHOW OFF!


Nampak tangan I banyak passport? I was the Official Passport Holder and Manager for the Group on our initial food trail.



 

#5 Pao Xiang Bak Kut The (Tak Halal)

Located at a lorong just next to Effective Herbs. Just terus masuk dalam. Nasib baik tak serve rabbit meat here.

 



The ambience inside the shop. Chinese d├ęcor fills the store.
 
On the outside it looks like this with lots of greenery & open air.




The bosses stamping our passports. Kaki Lang. Orang Hakka. I practiced my Hakka with them . Hahahaha!


 Had a bowl of BKT there. YUMMY! The taste is just right for me as I don't like to too "HERBAL".
 

SLURP! Warms our tummy.

 

 #6 Bisou



 Greedy Bunny.
The Chocolate melts in my mouth and is very rich in flavour. One of my favourite dessert. Many exciting flavours to choose from. Great for those with a sweet tooth.

 
Our Group Photo for the day.

 Jalan-jalan terjumpa Tammy. Sempat bergambar dengannya.
Tammy can I bring you home too? Mau bungkus Tammy. Gosh! She is so huggable!
 


#7 Sea Weed Club

 
Everybody look to their left...
Everybody look to their right....Let's do the bunny hop together!


Apa mereka jual di sini?
Seaweed Popiah! Ada 5 flavour.
 
RM6 setiap satu. Mesti cuba! Nice place for snacking. My fav is the WASABI.
They also have a vegetarian variant for those who do not take meat.
Priced slightly cheaper at RM5.50 for the Vegetarian.

All ingredients are freshly cut!
 
 

Japanese Tea to go along with the nice seaweed popiah. A match made in heaven.
 
  

 #8 Mr Chendol

 Dah la...post ini tak payah bunny hop leh. Mesti dah bosan tengok muka aku buat pose bunny hop.

Jual apa disini? Mestilah Chendol. The chendol was not sweetened and we were given the "gula" to adjust based on our sweetness preference. Plus points for that!
But before letak the gula, the Chendol tasted a bit masin. The ice is carefully blended together with the flavour so you don't see ketul-ketul ice that is not properly blended.

Blogger Award for selfie with Chendol!



 
Nice place to berborak-borak.
 
     Abang ini nampak syiok sangat
 
A nice place to hang out and makan chendol in the airconditioned place at the mall. Tak payah stand by a Chendol stall bawah matahari yang panas terik.

 

 #9 Oyster King


 
Bunny just can't wait to dig in!

 
Wangi sungguh.....Oyster bulat-bulat. Tapi the cili could be better.
 
 
Lou Sang came early this year.

Keriangan jelas terpancar pada muka saya. Tak payah pergi Penang pun boleh Rasa Fried Oyster kat sini.

 

#10 SS2 Goreng Pisang

 
So much of variety here besides the usual goreng pisang.
Popiah goreng, keropok udang, yam cake pun ada.
 

 #11 Ninja Joe (Tak Halal)

 Gaya Pose Ultraman
The ultimate shop for Pork Burgers! A Must try!

 #12 I Love Yoo




 Bunny yang tersangat dahaga craving for Ice Soya....Ahhh..lega rasanya.
Thirst Quenching.
Super nice boss serving us. This was what we had. Everything was hot and served fresh.
The ambience was very clean & hygienic.

 #13 Eat And Happy Yong Tau Foo



 

 #14 Ko Hyang Korean Country Delights

Next Hop. Anyehasyo...Kamsahumida...Sarangheo...You've guessed it right! It's Korean Food!
 
Muka Tammy macam stunned. Gambar candid. Tammy please don't kill me.


 
Makanan Korea. I usually don't take Kimchi. But this one tastes so good, I ate it all.
The Bimbab is special. Kacau semua then makan.  Also tried the Soon Du Bu Ji Gae (spicy soft tofu stew with seafood). Warms the tummy (again).
Although the soup looks red, it's  not very spicy.

 
 
 Showing off my passport yang dah almost fully chopped.




 

 BREAK TIME!
 
 More tattoos again.....




 





 By the end of the day I had  total of 3 tattoos.



My tummy was so full end of the day I could not eat more.
Before I call it a day I terserempak with Sean Ooi of 1Utama.
Photo opportunity with the leng chai.

    Special thanks to 1Utama Shopping Centre and Mamasan Tammy of www.plusizekitten.com, and http://www.butterflyprojectmalaysia.com for bringing a group of us bloggers together for a wonderful food trail session. 
     
    Did you know that 1Utama is the World's 4th Largest Mall?
    I call it my "second home" because I selalu shopping kat sini.
    And I know this place inside out.
    It's my favourite mall because everything that I need and want is all here at 1Utama.

    For more info, please visit:

    www.1utama.com.my
    www.onecard.com.my
    www.facebook.com/1Utama
  A very tired bunny signing out.