We Are Moving !!

June 19, 2008


We are sorry for Missing In Action (MIA) almost a week now…

A lot of things happening for the past 1 week! We are contemplating either to continue blogging for free on WordPress or to host it on our own. Juleen and I came to the consensus that we should move !! The reasons are…. (nevermind, I don’t feel like telling grandfather and grandmother stories). Bottom line, we want flexibility…

We are moving to:-


I repeat, it’s:-


Just remember it’s blue with double ‘e’ and pink with double ‘k’ !!!

We’re still in the midst of updating our new blog and hopefully it will be fully operational at the end of this week. If you have linked to this blog, just re – link us to http://blueepinkk.com . I am starting to think that I am spamming this post with http://blueepinkk.com . I hope you guys don’t mind… even if you do, I don’t CARE …simply because this is our blog !!! Hahaha…

See you guys at http://blueepinkk.com . More updates after the weekend…



1) We moved to http://blueepinkk.com

2) Please re – link us

3) Please continue to support our blog

4) We will continue to blog

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Sushi Zanmai at The Gardens, Midvalley

June 12, 2008

—Backdated Post (04.06.08)— JuleenW

It all began when RuehYinn started to get so addicted with blogging. Not only that, he was hungry for guidance and advice on how to start a good blog. There’s no one to turn to, other than to his old friend, Ms. Cheryl Leong. Apparently, Cheryl has been blogging for the past 3 years or more, so I guess she can give RuehYinn a good advice on how to start !

To cut the story short, they decided to meet up after such a long time not meeting up( I don’t know how long, but it was long!!!). And being RuehYinn’s girlfriend, I was invited to tag along. Oh, other than to meet each other, RuehYinn intended to introduce me to Cheryl. We never met before.

We decided to meet at Sushi Zanmai at The Gardens @ Midvalley. Cheryl suggested that it is a good Japanese restaurant to go. RuehYinn and I have not been to this restaurant before but I have seen it somewhere. I remember I saw it somewhere. It took me a while to recall… All of the sudden, I recalled I saw it at 1 Utama when I was having an outing with my friends. That outlet was still under renovation a month ago. Look at the picture below, taken few months ago:-

Jul and friends

We were amazed with the big sushi poster that we decided to take this photo. Look at the huge sushi… hahaha, imagine having that for dinner. Yum…!! I guess God must has heard my heart desire. I was thrilled and excited when RuehYinn told me we’re going to Sushi Zanmai at the Gardens.

sushi zanmai

The day came. When we walk into the restaurant gave us the feeling that it is a posh Japanese restaurant until we saw the food conveyor in the restaurant. It is exactly the same like what you get in Genki Sushi, Sushi King and etc. I was thinking in my heart, it can’t be that posh when there is a tray conveyor in the restaurant. We were ushered by a friendly waitress to different corner which is slightly apart from the food conveyor. It was confirmed when I look into the menu. The pricing of the food is equivalent or cheaper to what you get in Genki Sushi and Sushi King. Anyway, this is Cheryl Leong:-


It took us some time to decide what we want. Trust me, the menu is so big and extensive that you do not know what to order. We were spoiled with too many choices. However, after some discussion with Cheryl, whom have been here before, we ordered:-

1. Tenzaro Chasoba, small (by Cheryl) – RM10.80. Cold Chasoba noodle with tempura…


2. Kakiage Don, small (by Juleen) – RM8.80. Fried shrimp with rice…

jul's order

3. Unadon, small (by RuehYinn) – RM15.80. Eel with rice…


Apparently, RuehYinn thinks the sauce for the rice is too little. If given more, the rice will be tastier. But he finished it anyway..hahaha..see how clean is the bowl:-

Empty Bowl

4. Sashimi salad – RM12.80. Raw fish and vegetable…


5. Inari Kani Ebikko (2 pcs) – RM7.60, Inari Ebikko – RM3.80 and Black Caviar – RM3.80. From L: Crabmeat and shrimp roe, shrimp roe and black caviar…


6. Caterpillar Roll – RM12.80. Roasted eel and omelette sushi roll topped with avocado. Sorry, we are too hungry, can’t wait for the photopgrapher. Look at the macro picture below… it will make you drool !



Overall, we enjoyed all the food. I am in the opinion that, Sushi Zanmai’s food are above average. Of course I have tasted better Japanese food but Sushi Zanmai is not in the same league as them. Looking at the pricing, I think it is only fair to compare Sushi Zanmai with other Japanese food chain like Sushi King and Genki Sushi. However, Sushi Zanmai provide more varieties.

Most of our orders are small but you can order big if your appetite is big. Don’t worry, the price for big portion is pretty reasonable too… The green tea comes in cold or hot and they are bottomless. Drink as much as your stomach can afford… haha!

No complains other than the not so suitable background music. No idea why they would play a fast beat song when we’re in a rather fine Japanese restaurant. What more it was at the same day when the government announced increase in oil price. Hehehe…

Ohhh…if you don’t intend to use the wet towel, just leave it there. Apparently each wet towel used cost RM0.20.


Our verdict is that if you would love to eat affordable Japanese food with uncompromised standard in almost high class atmosphere you can give it a try at Sushi Zanmai. The address is as follow:-

Sushi Zanmai
The Gardens, Mid Valley City,
T-217 3rd Floor, Lingkaran Syed Putra,
59200 Kuala Lumpur
Tel: 2282 1160 Fax: 2282 3160

And not to forget to thank RuehYinn for his effort to take all the pictures…



Ho Kien Pan Mee at Subang Jaya SS19

June 10, 2008

— Backdated Post (07.06.08)— by JuleenW

This took place last Saturday morning. It was a fine, lovely morning, RuehYinn and I were yearning for something to eat. I guess it is not unusual for a couple to yearn for the same food on the same day. Haha.. So what were we yearning for? We were craving for Mee Huen Koay in Hokkien (RY is Hokkien) or Pan Mee in Cantonese ( I am Cantonese).

If you wanna know where is the best place to eat Pan Mee, other than my mum’s, it has to be at Subang Jaya SS19. The stall’s name is Ho Kien Pan Mee @ Restoran Lian Heng.

Lian Heng

When walking into Restoran Lian Heng, you’ll notice there are only a few stalls in the restaurant. If I am not mistaken you can only find the Ho Kien Pan Mee stall, one economical rice (chap fun) stall, a Chee Cheung Fun stall and a drink stall. It’s apparent that the Ho Kien Pan Mee is the source of attraction for the restaurant. Don’t be surprise if you notice almost 99% people are eating the pan mee.

The Stall

So, what’s so good about this Pan Mee?

First and foremost, it has to be the texture of the pan mee. It is thinly hand shredded and very smooth. The feeling when you put into your mouth is very unique. It is very tender and chewy. I prefer hand shredded pan mee than the machine shredded. Not only it means the cook has certain level of skills but also only with hand shredding, one is able to “pull” the dough to the right thickness…voila!

The second has to be the taste of the soup. It tastes so fresh and delicious with deep fried ikan bilis (anchovies), thinly sliced mushrooms, meat slices, minced pork and RuehYinn’s favorite cangkuk manis leaves. The blend of all the ingredients make the soup so tasty…mmMMMMmmm!

If you are chilli lover, you cannot miss their freshly made blended green chilli sauce. I love a little bit of chilli sauce on my pan mee but RuehYinn doesn’t like it. He reasoned that he wants to preserve the original taste of the pan mee. Don’t you think that is just an excuse when the fact is he cannot take spicy food…haha.

The Stall

Zoom In

In addition to all that, the price is reasonable. If I was not mistaken it used to be RM3.50 for small bowl and RM4.00 for big bowl. But that morning, the price of small bowl pan mee is RM3.80 and the big bowl is RM4.30. That is RM0.30 increased. We still can absorb the increase before getting upset and boycott the stall..hahaha.. that shows how much we love the pan mee…

Ohh, not to forget you can order sugar cane or coconut drink at the entrance of the restaurant. But RuehYinn and I still prefer hot drinks in the morning.


P.S. I have to warn you guys, however, the wait can be very very lonnnggggg. We waited for 30 minutes before getting our Pan Mee. This is the first stall that we came about that provide EQS (Electronic Queing System), MQS, we called it Manual Queing System. What happen is, after you have ordered your pan mee, you will be given a small cardboard with a number on it. Now, keep the bad habit of looking around for other people’s number. No, no.. it is not rude but it can be depressing when you see your number is so big gap compare to others. My advice is, once you order your pan mee, find a good spot, sit down, chit chat and enjoy the companion. By the way, it is RuehYinn’s advice. He said by looking around you will get high blood pressure…


But I guarantee you guys that the wait is all worthwhile. So now, go start your engine and drive there now. The address is as follow:-

Ho Kien Pan Mee
Restoran Lian Heng
22, Jalan SS19/6
Subang Jaya

Time of Operation: No idea but go in the morning and I am not surprise it’s sold out in the afternoon.

The pan mee was so nice that we decided to buy back for RuehYinn’s parents and they love it so much too !

Kudos, you guys have done a good job:-

Indo maid


Male Celebrity Before and After

June 9, 2008

This is so mind opening and mind blogging boggling at the same time… haha

Alright, alright… I am signing up for gym and yoga! I urge you guys to do the same🙂

1. Arnold Schwarzenegger


2. Rod Steward

3. Clint Eastwood


4. Pierce Brosnan

Pierce Brosnan

5. Richard Gere

Richard Gere

6. Roger Moore

Roger Moore

————————————–The End —————————————-

Moral of this post:-

“All parts of the body which have a function if used in moderation and exercised in labors in which each is accustomed, become thereby healthy, well developed and age more slowly, but if unused they become liable to disease, defective in growth and age quickly.”



Gossips and Moca … the boutiques

June 7, 2008

Today, I feel like featuring Juleen, so I requested her to write …

Tips: It is easy to request anything from a girl especially after shopping!!

Jul blogging

—————————– —Juleen————————————————

Good afternoon people, I am Juleen, RuehYinn’s girlfriend… Since today is public holiday ( I work on Saturday), I bugged RuehYinn to bring me for shopping. We went boutique hopping in Bangsar today. Walk into few boutiques, but there two boutiques that I feel like sharing with you guys. The first one is the Moca.


One thing that really capture my eyes is the design of the entrace door. It is a big blackboard but green in color actually. Such a brilliant idea. You guys really should check it out:-

Jul and Door

In my opinion, Moca is a niche boutique. The boutique has nice, unique mini-Ts that just fits, colors are very pastel-ish and girly. You will love the designs on the mini – Ts. Even though it is a boutique, the atmosphere liken a western coffee shop. I love the ambiance. Imagine, when you are looking for sizes, you don’t ask for size S, M or L. Instead you ask for Tall, Grande, and Venti. Cool huh? Most important to me, I think their pricing policy is not too bad.

If you are as interested as me, here is the name card:-

moca contact

See!! Even their name card is not on the card. It is on the serviette. How interesting?

Anyway, I saw a checked shorts. Very nice and RuehYinn loves its a lot. But too bad there aren’t any sizes for me anymore. However, no worries, I shall go back again some time to check out for the new designs..

Next, we went to the Gossips, only a few shops away from the Moca. No, no… I don’t go there to Gossips. I go there for shopping. According to them, this is what girls do best! Shopping and gossiping.. Over there, you will find anything ranging from sweet flora dresses to classy silk evening blouses. They are just nicely designed. Oh, not just that you will find women accessories, bags and shoes too. And best of all, their price are reasonable.

It was my lucky day, I found a beautiful dress for myself. So if I can get a dress there, you can too…

Jul and Bag

If you would like to visit the boutique, here is the address:-

Gossip contact

Now, after a few hours of shopping at Bangsar, we are at Starbucks, Bangsar Village II enjoying the newly introduced Dark Mocha Frappucino and a piece of Black Forest Cake. I personally, love the taste of Dark Mocha Frappucino and you guys should give a try. It is a bit pricey though…


I shall end my writing here. I hope you got something useful from my posting. Gotta rush back to collect RuehYinn’s car from the workshop and start baking! Handing back to RuehYinn…

Signing Off


So what you guys think of Juleen’s post? Give your comment here… it is important as I am contemplating whether to include Juleen as the co – author for this blog. I can’t do this alone, man. You guys are just too demanding…hahaha. Anyway, putting joke aside, I was just thinking probably she can give some input on food and fashion. Let’s call it F & F ! Hmm….F & F sounds funny now!!

Anything starts with the word F always to lead something else…sigh…whatever!!


Fuel Saving Tips (Part II)

June 7, 2008

Eventually Fuel Saving Tips (Part II) has arrived. I know there has been a lot of request asking me to finish the Fuel Saving Tips’ series. So here you go my friends and my FM, Mr. TC. I hope you guys will enjoy reading. However, let me pre – warn you guys that, I never guarantee this tips to be logical…

Anyway, my one and only tip is to… migrate to Venezuela. If you do not know yet, gasoline in Venezuela is the cheapest in the world – 1/15 the price of a litre of bottled water, and 1/25 the price of a litre of milk.

Gas Price

So what’s the big deal RuehYinn? Let me show what’s the big deal…


Price of gasoline in Venezuela = RM0.16/liter

Price of gasoline in Malaysia = RM2.70/liter

Big Deal No 1: You’re paying whopping 16.875 times more than people in Venezuela !

Secondly, assuming you are driving a Proton Waja (fuel consumption of 9.0 km/liter), every RM100…

You can travel 333.33 km in Malaysia

You can travel 5625 km in Venezuela

Big Deal No 2: RM100 is only able to sustain your fuel consumption for 4 days ( approx. 1/2 week) in Malaysia but enough for you to drive in Venezuela for 4 months before the next refueling.

Don’t ask me about the road tax, car price and etc in Venezuela. I have no clue… But isn’t the gasoline price in Venezuela already very appealing for those that are so upset about the recent gas price increase?


Alright, to add in some sweetener to my tips, allow me to convince you further why you should move to Venezuela…

1. Venezuela is a beautiful country. There are the snowcapped peaks of the Andes in the west; steamy Amazonian jungles in the south; the hauntingly beautiful Gran Sabana plateau, with its strange flat-topped mountains, in the east; and miles of white-sand beaches fringed with coconut palms on the Caribbean coast.


Originally uploaded by josemazcona

You have snow mountain, big jungles, beautiful beach and landscape, what else to complain?

2. This is more appealing toward the guys. Believe it or not, Venezuela is one of the countries that produce the highest number of prettiest women in the world. No, I am not talking about dumb blonde or dumb pretty. I am talking about women that are not only attractive but intelligent also. Look at the statistic below:-

As of 2007, best performing countries for MISS WORLD title are:-

Ms World

As of 2007, best performing countries for MISS UNIVERSE title are:-

Ms. Universer

These table are taken from Wikipedia, so I assumed it is pretty reliable. But guys, please brush up your Spanish before approaching the beautiful Venezuelan ladies. Else, don’t come back empty handed to Malaysia and bash me up for convincing you guys.

3. And also my intuition tells me, you might be the few Malaysian that migrates over to Venezuela. So, in order to make a living, you could just open an authentic Malaysian buffet restaurant. Who knows? … because your product is a niche, you became the largest Malaysian buffet restaurant chain in Venezuela. You will be freaking RICH …$$$$$ ! Malaysia Boleh… show them our spirit and make us proud !

So do you have enough good reasons to migrate now?

What about you RuehYinn?

As for me, I have decided to stay in Malaysia. No doubt, recent gasoline price hike is hard to swallow but I believe the decision is inevitable. I would rather take a short term pain than having illusion that we’re somehow insulated by the rising price of crude oil. Let’s just hope that our government ( I pray really hard, alright?) will use the money coming from the saving on the subsidy to improve the nation. Ohh… I forgot to tell you, over subsidizing gasoline in Venezuela has caused the country to have too many cars; i.e. bad traffic congestion and government lack of funding to improve the country’s infrastructure…


** If you are interested, click here for Fuel Saving Tips Part 1