I was in KL over the last weekend, just for a short break - I really need some breaks after a 'long over due' sickness while in Miri. Arrived in KL on Friday noon, just the right timing for Friday prayer at KLIA Masjid - for the first time I wore 'Baju Melayu' while travelling in the plane. Later that night, I invited my uncle and X-xis for a birthday dinner treat at Al-Daifah Arab Restaurant in Seri Petaling. Delicious authentic Middle eastern cuisines, we had babaganoush and hummush as an appertizer, Lebanese salad, bread, tomato soup, bbq chicken mandey rice, spice rice with lamb, dessert and Arab coffee - a mixture of pure blend Arabica coffees and cardammon spice, remedy for my running nose perhaps. Saturday begin with some shopping at Mid Valley before we rushing to a wedding in Gombak - thanks to Shahril Aley for the invitation. So, there were X-xis - Bila Pena Menari, Nurul-The Serial Plant Killer and Shahril Aley - the common patrons of Tepak Sireh's blog, sitting together while having some light conversation. Next stop was Lot10, it has been an ages since my last visit to this shopping mall - physically it is still the same dark green building with specialty stores/boutiques, interior wise...well.... it's the same old thingy. Managed to grab few things here.
This is SEIKO Sportura Kinetic All-Star Chronograph watch - its a quartz chronograph, meaning no battery used and using energy from the movement "kinetic", 5 months autonomy on full charge, non-reflective sapphire glass, 10 bar water resistence and transparent with screw case-backs. This model were developed with Honda Racing F1 Team. I like it very much that I bought one of it (exactly the same as in the pic above) although it cost me around USD$500 - just to commemorate my 1st anniversary in the Company.
Thanks very much to Rhon in Batam for the 2 CDs of Keroncong he posted via Singapore. My ever favourite Indonesian Diva - Hetty Koes Endang - The Best Pop Keroncong is a remake of popular pop songs but in keroncong mood. The other one is a classic keroncong called "14 Bintang Keroncong" sung by various well known Indonesian keroncong artists. Its not a surprise for a Johorean like me to love keroncong as our state promotes the genre in local radio Best104 on the request by the Sultan himself and more than 65% of Johorean are Javanese ethnic. I'm 1/4 Javanese anyway.