Thursday, September 28, 2006

I Love Chocolate~~

A taste. A feeling. A passion. A memory. A commodity. A science. An art. A bean.

I love chocolate, simply adore it. To me, it is one of the most exquisite tastes on earth. Eating chocolate makes me happy!!
Do you love chocolate?

Small wonder then that the ancient Aztecs used to refer to chocolate as “the food of the Gods”. It is one of the most popular flavors in the world. Chocolate is made from the fermented, roasted, and ground beans taken from the pod of the tropical cacao tree, Chocolate most commonly comes in dark, milk, and white varieties, with cocoa solids contributing to the brown coloration.

Chocolate was discovered by early Mesoamerican civilization and cultivated by ancient Mayans and Aztecs, who used it as a basic component in a variety of sauces and beverages. The cocoa beans were grounded and mixed with water to produce a bitter beverage which was reserved only to the highest noblemen and clerics of the Mesoamerican world. The word "chocolate" comes from the Nahuatl words Xocol meaning "bitter" and Atl meaning "water".
Indulge your sweet tooth with a selection of the best chocolates in town.

Chocolate fondue

Chocolate fountain, can find this at most of hotels' dessert counter.

One of the oldest chocolate brand..i love chocolate with nuts..


I love this brand too, intro by my friend, Ginny from Labuan.

Godiva, simply taste good! I've tasted this famous chocolate!
Got it from USA, courtesy from Eric.

U want more kissess?

This ferro Rocher, u-know-i-know-he-know-she-know-we-know..:P

Baci...nice to have a bite!!

Bateel, chocolate with dates..yummy...
Used to get it with 10% no more..:( of my favourite..
Lindt's chocolate from Swiss. I bought lots when i went to France

Storing of Chocolate

Chocolate is very sensitive to temperature and humidity. Ideal storage temperatures are between 15 and 17 degrees Celsius(59 to 63 degrees Fahrenheit), with a relative humidity of less than 50%. Chocolate should be stored away from other foods as it can absorb different aromas. Ideally, chocolates are packed or wrapped and then placed in proper storage areas with the correct humidity and temperatures. Additionally chocolate should be stored in a dark place or protected from light by wrapping paper. Sunlight could warm up the surface of the chocolate and cause it to get 'grey', this being the cocoa butter crystals forming on the surface of it. It will also slightly change the tasting sensation, because of the different stage that the cocoa butter is in then.

Types of Chocolate & Blending

Chocolate liquor is blended with the butter in varying quantities to make different types of chocolate or covertures. The basic blends of ingredients, in order of highest quantity of cocoa liquor first, are as follows.
  1. Plain dark chocolate: sugar, cocoa butter, cocoa liquor, and (sometimes) vanilla
  2. Milk chocolate: sugar, cocoa butter, cocoa liquor, milk or milk powder, and vanilla
  3. White chocolate: sugar, cocoa butter, milk or milk powder, and vanilla

Health benefits

Recent studies have suggested that cocoa or dark chocolate may possess certain beneficial effects on human health. Dark chocolate, with its high cocoa content, is a rich source of the flavonoids, epicatechin and Gallic acid, which are thought to possess cardio protective properties. Cocoa possesses a significant antioxidant action, protecting against LDL oxidation, perhaps more than other polyphenol antioxidant rich foods and beverages. Cocoa processed with alkali will not contain any polyphenols or antioxidants.

Some studies have also observed a modest reduction in blood pressure and flow mediated dilation after consuming approximately 100g of dark chocolate daily.

Pleasure of consuming chocolate

Part of the pleasure of eating chocolate is ascribed to the fact that its melting point is slightly below human body temperature; it melts in the mouth. Chocolate intake has been linked with release of serotonin in the brain, which is thought to produce feelings of pleasure. Research has shown that heroin addicts tend to have an increased liking for chocolate; this may be because it triggers dopamine release in the brain's reinforcement systems – an effect, albeit a legal one, similar to that of opium.

Chocolate as an aphrodisiac

Romantic lore commonly identifies chocolate as an aphrodisiac. The reputed aphrodisiac qualities of chocolate are most often associated with the simple sensual pleasure of its consumption. More recently, suggestion has been made that serotonin and other chemicals found in chocolate, most notably phenethylamine, can act as mild sexual stimulants. While there is no firm proof that chocolate is indeed an aphrodisiac, giving a gift of chocolate to one's sweetheart is a familiar courtship ritual.


There is a popular belief that the consumption of chocolate can cause acne. Pure chocolate contains anti-oxidants which aid better skin complexion. The University of Pennsylvannia and the US Naval Academy conducted experiments that found that consumption of chocolate; frequent or not, had no effect on the developing of acne. Professional dermatologists today do not link acne with diet. One study showed that women who drank three or more glasses of milk a day were 22% more likely to develop severe acne than women who consumed less milk. Chocolate bars with milk content may contribute to acne. It is not the chocolate itself that causes acne, but rather the milk with which the chocolate is mixed.

*The above info from Wikipedia*

Aww....I still love matter what...

Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Cruise Tour

Last Wednesday, My friend Harris from Limbongan boat builder company was so kind invited me to try their new cruise, Sebarau Cruise at Cruise Tasik Putrajaya. It's bigger than Daun Cruise, with upper deck for cocktail reception. The night view was breath taking. I enjoyed the cruise tour very much and it was FREE! Complimentary from Harris. ^o^

Monday, September 25, 2006

Don't you feel sorry?


I was asleep in my wonder dreamland, who is the idiot called me at this wee hour? searching where was my cellphone, was 3 a.m in the morning.

J: "Hello..." *sleeping mode*" What's up?"

Y: "U asleep?I miss your voice, i can't sleep yet.."

J: " What? i told you that i slept d right? i told you dont call me when i zzz right? now what time d?" *pause...silence..*

Y: "Monkey girl, you still there? Don't be like that, i called u so far away, talk to me."

J: "Look, i want to sleep. I talk to you tomorow, k? bye!"

*Hang up!* tu..tu..tu...

Ring..ring..ring.. What da fuck?!

J: "What do you want?"

Y: "Why you hang up? why you so rude? Your mum didn't teach you huh?"

J: "I said bye to you what!!"

Y: "Yeah, but i haven't say bye yet u hang up!"

J: "Should i wait you to say bye now?"

Y: " Talk to me..."

J: "You go die lar..." BYE!

It's not the first time u called up in midnight, i've right not to entertain you!! I even not to pick up your call. Don't you have common sense? I don't need you call up talk to me, quote my word, tease me and lecture me, that you think is fun enough!
For god sake, you don't 'perasan' okay? I don't have time for you. If you can't take the way i behave and the way i talk to ya, that's your problem. Don't put my mum's name whatever shit u want to label yeah!
Don't you feel sorry that you are harrassing me indeed!
You even dare to SMS me that you are waiting my apology! What da heck!? What i did? You even said you have time to wait till i ready to say sorry... FUCK OFF please!

Thursday, September 21, 2006


Last weekend after yumcha gathering, few of us, Stacy, Ryan, Mikel & I went to Starhill have a walk and start our camwhore session. We just randomly walking around and snapped here and there like no tomorow till 2am.
Purple ceiling
Splashmilk & Garfield posing in front of LV

Stacy & I tried camwhore with Ryan's camera

Huh? 'kena curi 'snapped by who?

Another LV posing...

Inside Starhill Village

Nice to hug..

LV monogram
Notty bear from Mikel
LV for 4 of us...hahaa
twinkle twinkle little wall
Colourful wall
double happines..
Fooyo...posing againg @ staircase

don't know which one is me..??

Which one is my finger?which one is stacy one?

Stage lighting


Tuesday, September 19, 2006


Last weekend, Steven intro me this song 'Superwoman' by 'Cao Ge' which is chinese version, kinda nice song, i just simply like it. He sang this song during karaoke session as he promised me will sing this song for me. hahahaha...:P
But so far i still not manage to get the chinese version, somehow i've the english version one. *tee-hee* ^o^

Early in the morning
I put breakfast at your table
And make sure that your coffee
Has its sugar and cream

Your eggs are over easy
Your toast done lightly
All that's missing is your morning kiss
That used to greet me

Now you say the juice is sour
It used to be so sweet
And I can't help but to wonder
If you're talking 'bout me

We don't talk the way we used to talk
It's hurtin' so deep
I've got my pride, I will not cry
But it's makin' me weak

I'm not your superwoman
I'm not the kind of girl that you can let down
And think that everything's okay
Boy, I am only human
This girl needs more than occasional
Hugs as a token of love from you to me, ooh, baby

I fought my way through the rush hour
Trying to make it home just for you
I want to make sure that your dinner
Will be waiting for you

But when you get there you just tell me
You're not hungry at all
You said you'd rather read the paper
And you don't want to talk

You like to think that I'm just crazy
When I say that you changed
I'm convinced I know the problem
You don't love me the same

You're just going through the motions
And you're not being fair
I've got my pride, I will not cry
Still I can't help but care

I'm not your superwoman (Oh, no, no)
I'm not the kind of girl that you can let down
And think that everything's okay
Boy, I am only human (I'm only human)
This girl needs more than occasional
Hugs as a token of love from you to me

I'm not your superwoman (Hoo, hoo, hoo, ooh, ooh, hoo)
I'm not the kind of girl that you can let down (Hey)
And think that everything's okay (Don't let me down, don't you let me down)
Boy, I am only human (I'm only human, yeah)
This girl needs more than occasional
Hugs as a token (Ooh, ooh) of love from you to me

Oh, baby, look into the corners of your mind
I'll always be there for you through good and bad times
But I can't be that superwoman that you want me to be
I'll give my everlasting love if you'll return love to me

I'm not your superwoman (Oh, no, oh, no)
I'm not the kind of girl that you can let down
And think that everything's okay
Boy, I am only human (I'm only human)
This girl needs more than occasional
Hugs as a token of love from you to me (Oh, no)

If you feel it in your heart
And you understand me
Stop right where you are
Everybody sing along with me

Hoo, hoo, hoo, ooh, ooh, hoo
Hoo, hoo, hoo, ooh, ooh, hoo
I'm the kind of girl that can treat you so sweet
But you got to realize that you got to be sweeter to me, oh, ho, ho

Hoo, hoo, hoo, ooh, ooh, hoo
Hoo, hoo, hoo, ooh, ooh, hoo
I need love
I need just your love

I'm not your superwoman (Oh, no)
I'm not the kind of girl that you can let down (You can let down)
And think that everything's okay
Boy, I am only human (I'm only human)
This girl needs more than occasional (Hey, hey, hey, hey)
Hugs as a token of love from you to me

I'm not your superwoman

Monday, September 18, 2006

New Employment Rules~

New Employment Rules

We will no longer accept a doctor's certificate as proof of sickness. If you are able to get to the doctor, you are able to come into work.

Operations are now banned. As long as you are an employee here, you need all your organs. You should not consider having anything removed. We hired you intact. To have something removed constitutes a breach of employment.

Each employee will receive 104 holidays per year. They are called Saturday and Sunday.

This is no excuse for missing work. There is nothing you can do for dead friends or relatives. Every effort should be made to have non-employees to attend to the arrangements. In rare cases where employee involvement is necessary, the funeral should be scheduled for the late afternoon. We will be glad to allow you to work through your lunch-hour and subsequently leave one hour early, provided your share of the work is done.

This will be accepted as an excuse. However, we require at least two weeks notice to allow time for you to train your own replacement.

Entirely too much time is being spent in the toilets. In the future, we will follow the practice of going in alphabetical order. For instance: All employees whose names begin with 'A' will go from 8.00 to 8.20, employees whose names begin with 'B' will go from 8.20 to 8.40 and so on. If you are unable to go at your allotted time, it will be necessary to wait until the next day when your turn comes again. In extreme emergencies employees may swap their time with a co-worker. Both workers' supervisors must approve this exchange in writing.
In addition, there is now a strict 3-minute time limit in the toilets. At the end of 3 minutes, an alarm will sound, the toilet paper will retract, and the door will open.

Skinny people get an hour for lunch as they need to eat more so they can look healthy, normal size people get 30 minutes for lunch to maintain their average figure. Fat people get 5 minutes for lunch because that's all the time needed to drink a Slim fast and take a diet pill.

It is advised that you must come to work dressed according to your salary. If we see you wearing designer clothing we will assume that you are doing well financially and therefore do not need a pay rise.
Thank you for your loyalty to our company. We are here to provide a positive employment experience. Therefore, all questions, comments, concerns, complaints, frustrations, irritations, aggravations, insinuations, allegations, accusations, contemplation's, consternation's or input should be directed elsewhere.

Have a nice day !
The Management

My so-called-company Rules

I even sick also come to work leh...for past one yr no MC, but only get RM100 as reward! bloody hell! coz everyday employee entitled RM200 medical claim, i not even claim anything, u should be fair enuff pay me RM200 right? WTF?! So this yr i took 1 day MC liao..Who care?
This stewpiak company doesn't give any panel clinic, lagi the best! you just simply go any clinic will do, as long as your doctor give your MC lah. Then back to claim for medical treatment fee up to RM200 per year.
One year we entitled 30 days MC, so my staff have plan how many MC wanna to take in a month whenever they dun feel wan to work!
We also entitled 60 days hospitalization, once you are so damn 'lucky' (unlucky) admit to hospital then you are able to get sick leave with pay. But mind you that our medical insurance only covered private hospital, for general hospital you have to pay first, and all medical only covered 80%, the rest 20% you need to fort out ur money from your pocket. So, "Touch wood", better don't step in into any hospital, as you know our hospital all well-known as SENDIRI BERHAD!
Emergency leave is allowed! But deduct from your annual leave! If you don't want to waste money to pay doctor for MC then you can claim emergency leave lah!
It also applicable to your cat / dog passed away...hahaha...
For compassionate leave, only for your immediate family provided with death certificate. Even your far end relative uncles / aunties passed away also can..depends on how good are you to produce the death cert loh..
For tea-break time, you may allow to have your own sweet time to enjoy ur coffee/tea and your ciggy time. We called it 'snacky' time. I can arrange my own lunch time for one hour break. Flexible right? Duty meal is provided in cafeteria, FOC one!
Only certain employees are uniform provided, some laundry provided, some wear your own choice of clothes but only formal dress code is allowed.
For toilet used, i can choose to use staff washroom or guest washroom, i can spend own sweet time inside the washroom playing my mobile games,sms-ing and 'baking chocolate cake'. muahahhaha....
We only have a buzzer buzz every 30 min to remind you to wash your hand (only for operation)...but who care?


Another outing!

Saturday drag myself up in the morning, need rush to PJ buy birthday cake for Christopher and was stucked in traffic jam late for my appointment with Steven & Stacy. I picked Stacy up from her place and rushed to Times Square Neways for karaoke. Sorry Steven, you have to sing alone for half an hour over in a big room! ~hiak~ We were so lucky to get a big room, 5 mics for 3 of us. ^o^ We just sang like no tomorrow, keep on sing and sing... till 5pm. Brought Steven to Borders for while before he make a move back home. It was 1st time met Steven, knew him thru Maverick, Steven is Mav's uni mate in USA. When i did blog browing and get to know him. He just back to M'sia for a short vacation, so take this opportunity we hang out together as we promised before.

Afterall, went to Stacy's place took a nap before heading to another gathering. Christopher was so kind came to fetch us to Steven Corner's, Pandan Indah for Fooxion's gathering. We threw a small little surprise to Christopher that we celebrated his birthday over there with bunch of people. Fooyoh..As you know, Chris is 'the famous' among the group, every one would love to take his photo. hahahaha... Stacy intro me to try out cheese naan over there, that's delicious!! Must try!! reach my food orgasm!! LOL!

We had a great time together, happy to meet up some new faces and old faces from Fooxion, i.e Sylvia, Rames, Jennifur, Ivan, Adrian, JedChuan, Ryan, Joanne, Jason pop Ruben,Jacklyn, Mikel and so on... Needness to say, of coz we had Steven's jump with smashpop style at the backyard of Steven Corner (in front of the washroom) and did a countdown for Chris's birthday! HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Christopher!

Then, everybody bid farewell and leave. Stacy, Mikel, Ryan & I decided go to Bukit Bintang, Starhill gallery for photo shoot. The camwhore moments till 2am, all of us looks so tired but it was FUN! Had our supper (early breakfast) @ Mcd before we went off. *More picture to come from Starhill photo shoot..*

Group picture...

We jump...we laff...

We enjoy our food & laff at Steven's Corner

We squat..oh no..police is coming..
hahaa...actually it was smashpop's idea...chun one!

Ruben, Ryan & Chris

Ruben & Mikel

Rames, Jedchuan & Jenn

Lovely sylvia, Jo & cute Stacy

Happy birthday! Birthday boy~~