Sunday, September 30, 2007

Mid-autumn festival

Yellow lantern
Originally uploaded by Lye Hock.

Mid-autumn festival or commonly called the Lantern Festival went by last week and we had a early observation of the event. Mooncakes now come in so many flavours, the traditional ones seem so old-fashioned but to me, the best ones are the red bean variety.......which brings back childhood memories of a festival much looked forward to.

Photos to capture the ambience did not turn out so well with too much noise at high ISO. Hopefully the new Nikon D300 & Nikon D3 will lick this sore issue as compared to Canon which has really great noiseless high ISO picture quality.

Monday, September 17, 2007


Salmon sashimi
Originally uploaded by Lye Hock.

That's Japanese for delicious! So said Wen Jia, my nephew but he seems to be squeamish about raw food. Umai-Ya is nicely tucked inside Damansara Perdana and serves excellent & fresh stuff.

We were there last Saturday night to celebrate yours truly's another year on this planet. Feeling really ancient now......

High tea

Originally uploaded by Lye Hock.

Plump strawberries and lovely cakes from the local deli....that's what was served at Cindy's new condo two weekends ago. Mont Kiara being mostly inhabited by an expatriate community had a nice ambience inside the vicinity. Cool and airy probably due to the vast greenery surrounding it. But lately it appears congested with highrises. Even so, values still hold and the address commands good rental returns.

The strawberries would have have been perfect with some fresh cream....

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Merdeka Party

Originally uploaded by
Lye Hock.

A Merdeka party was held in Armanee Terrace last saturday night to celebrate the country's 50th independence day. It was great to see a huge turnout considering there's a large expatriate community here. Local band Sandstones was in attendance belting out oldies...

More pictures in my Picasa Web Album

Thursday, September 06, 2007

Market Place

Roast beef
Originally uploaded by
Lye Hock.

Seems to be the trend to convert these old detached houses into eateries these days. Located quite near to my place of work, the Market Place is nicely tucked away in some corner along Jalan Yap Kwan Seng, KL. The set lunch which consists of a salad, main dish & dessert would not burn a hole in your pocket. Pretty quiet at lunch. I persume they probably have a late clubbing crowd in the evenings.

Website is here.