Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Donuts (Doughnuts)

The other day I was discussing with MM on our blog content... Basically I find our blog is a bit too 'rojak' or '杂', as do not often blog a specific topic or area. For instance, food blog, travel blog etc.

YS: "我觉得我们的BLOG有点杂。。。 我们可以focus在一个specific的area吗? 比如说Paul Tan blog 关于汽车, SUSAN blog 关于Management...?"
MM: "有点难, 因为我们不是时常去旅行, 也没时常到处去makan-makan等等, 所以真的很难blog到很专..."
YS: "Hmm..."
MM: "没关系啦,不一定要做到很专或Pro的。。。我们可以BLOG我们生活上的点滴嘛。。。"
YS: "Hmm... 那我们今天要Blog写什么? "
MM: "我突然很怀念Victoria Market 的 Donut,就blog它吧 :D "
YS: "。。。"

Alright, let's blog about it then. A few months ago, we visited Melbourne... MM brought me to The Queen Victoria Market.

Two very-delicious donuts are sold in the market; they are the Spanish and the American donuts... To be frank, both of us are actually fans of donuts ;)

Spanish Donut (Video)

Spanish donut is always MM's all-time favourite donut. Nonetheless, I prefer American donut better ;) Yummy! Both Spanish and American donuts are highly recommended by YSMM...

Monday, June 23, 2008

Makan-makan @ The Waterlily Cafe

It was a farewell lunch for a colleague of mine, and we went dining at The Waterlily Cafe ..

Iced blend

It was located at Pusat Perdagangan IOI, Puchong Jaya. They serve Malaysian and Balinese food.

Grilled Squid Pasta

Nasi Lemak

Three Mushrooms Soup

Basically I find the foods served there are quite similar to foods served at Bumbu Bali.

Grilled chicken serves with grilled potatoes and salad.

Personally I quite like the food there. They are simply delicious and are also less expensive then foods in Bumbu Bali. It worths a try :)

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Smiley Cupcakes :)

I was discussing with dar about Bee Ai's birthday dinner on tomorrow... Then it reminds me of a birthday surprise that dar had given to me on my birthday this year, Smiley Cupcakes :)

It was the most memorable birthday ever... We can't finish the cakes though.

Posted by MM

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

First anniversary with webMethods (now SoftwareAG)

June 18, 2008

Time flies, and it has been a year since I joined webMethods (now known as Software AG) as a Professional Service consultant, and it has also been a year since WebMethods (Wm) was acquired by Software AG, the second largest software firm in Germany after SAP.

Software AG, The XML Company

To me, this one-year has also been a very fruitful year. During this one-year period, there were ups and downs in my career. Ups were in terms of I get to acquire a lot of knowledge and technical skills. I was also given opportunities to perform and excel in my job, and meet some amazing people at work. I also managed to meet up with some of my colleagues in Melbourne office during my visit there last Christmas too :)

On the other hand, downs or hard time were in terms of, um... I find I am being left out by my superior. Reason is he isn't base in Malaysia, so I hardly have a chance to meet up with him or talk to him.

Nonetheless, I am rather amazed by WebMethods products, and am proud to be part of Software AG. Regardless the downs or hard time I have, Software AG has really given me a right direction to develop my lifetime career. As long as I have the right attitude for my job, then I believe I can always walk through the obstacles ahead.

Thursday, June 12, 2008

My 'Dream' Dog

I always wanted to own a pet, a doggie...

And..., my desire dog is no other but Golden Retriever .

I'm reading a book called "Marley & Me"... Hopefully I can own a lab one day...

Do you have a pet? or do you want to have your own pet too? Feel free to share to experience/comments :)

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Yummy Haagan Daaz 'Steamboat'

The other day dar and I went for something that I have been longing for for a long time...

The Haagan Daaz Steamboat :D Just by looking at the photo my saliva is starting to come out from my mouth... Yummilicious!

Wednesday, June 04, 2008

The Worst Air Asia Experience Ever

I was supposed to fly to Pekanbaru, Indonesia for an important project meeting this Monday with two colleagues. However, something happened unexpectedly..., we missed the flight. Yep no kidding, three of us missed the flight even though we arrived at LCCT on time (in fact earlier) and had gotten all our boarding passes. The plane just took off without our attention.a

We made complaint to Air Asia customer service but the officers were not helpful at all. They insisted Air Asia is running a No-refund policy. They even requested us to lodge a complaint via email to the customer service department.

Because of this "unacceptable" and "unexpected" incident, our meeting was forced to be cancelled, the return tickets and hotel booking were all wasted... What worsens the situation was the incident actually pissed off our customers in Indonesia.

Below is an complaint email written by one of my colleague. You will have a better idea of what happened and how it happened after reading it.

Dear Customer Service officer,

We are formally submitting our request for investigation on flight QZ 7453 scheduled gate number as well as opening and closing time on 2nd of June 2008.

My colleagues and I have missed the flight number QZ 7453 this morning despite arriving at departure gate T6 before the scheduled gate closing time. The flight departure time was scheduled at 10:50am and according to the boarding pass issued by AirAsia, the gate will close at 10 minutes before departure time.

We were absolutely sure we were not late for the flight and we were waiting at the correct gate area at around 10:30am on 2nd of June 2008. There were no boarding activities at gate T6 or any information of flight QZ 7453 at the electronic signboard next to the gate. We also did not hear any announcement. We waited for more than half an hour and decided to proceed to the counter to check with the officer at the gate to find out if the flight was delayed. To our surprise, we were told the flight has departed and we have missed it and nothing can be done. We also know there other customer that missed the same flight. We went to counter R16 to speak to another officer on duty and he offer no help but informed us that the officer at the gate actually noted down that we reach the gate at 11:15am. That amount to falsification of fact as we were at the gate area already at around 10:30am. And we have actually checked in much at around 9:35am. Your system should be able to check when the boarding pass was issued as well as actual gate number, opening and closing time. As a result of missing the flight, we have missed out important meeting in Indonesia and our scheduled returned flight on June 4th is now of no value. We have tried to ask another officer by the name of Azuar Karim at counter R12 to give us the actual gate (T6) opening and closing time for flight QZ 7453 but was told that the information were for internal use only. However, Mr Azuar Karim has shown more professionalism and has actually given us this email address and phone number 03-xxxxxxxx to make our report.

We are formally requesting AirAsia customer service to investigate this issue and we are willing to cooperate in assisting and facilitate the investigation process. We are demanding full refund on all three tickets as well as report clarification for the above incident. Should we do not receive any assistance from AirAsia customer service within 14 days including the day of incident, we shall report the case and seek all necessary assistance from other authority to justify the case.

Thank you for your action.



It has been 2 days since the incident, and we have yet to receive any reply or feedback from Air Asia... Sigh... This really disappointed us. Luckily we did not check in any luggage that day. Otherwise our luggage will be gone forever...

Written by MM
Photos downloaded from

Tuesday, June 03, 2008

ROM Photos by Kenny & Jimi

As promised, herewith is another entry of our Registration of Marriage :)

YS: "Will you marry me?"

MM: "Hm... I'd be happy to..."

We had a photo shooting session after the ceremony.

A big thank you to our fellow buddy Kenny and his friends Jimi for being our ROM photographers :)

YS: "What do we do to make ourselves look natural and sweet in the photos -_-?"

MM: "Um... I have no idea... Just look at the sky lah~ "
A while later...
YS: " What's next?
Jimi: "Toast your bride?"

Kenny: " Anson, we'd love have a photo of you toasting Mimi... Can you do that?"
YS: "Huh?!" *Sweating*
MM: " Kenny... I don't think he can do that..." *Sad*
Nonetheless, I made it!!

It's another artistic photo from a different angle... Good job Kenny!

Hm... It's time to... Tadaaa...

All: "Catch the flower Vanessa!! Catch!"

With this shot, that's the end of the photograph shooting session. Thank you Kenny and Jimi for the pro photo shoot. Thanks again to our friends, family and loved ones for attending the ceremony.



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