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#190: Live Show is never the same as watching comfortably at home BUT it was fun!

Since I won 2 tickets to TVB Stars Awards Malaysia, I got excited as I didn’t think I would win. I did wish to win because I’ve never been to the Arena of Stars, Genting Highlands. If you tell me that I can’t go, I would be really pissed.

So we went up, reached about 6.30 pm or so, he dropped me somewhere near Arena, and I went to redeem my tickets. Redemption of tickets from 12 pm till 7 pm. I got ourselves GJ 217 and GJ 218. I’ve been to live events but first time ever for TVB, that’s something different and something new for me. Luckily I went.

It was so heavy rain outside the Arena when the show commencing. Aunt Hilda said in Facebook, that she couldn’t watch because ASTRO was unavailable, thanks to the weather. A friend, Charmaine Pua, also experienced the same problem. ASTRO is terrible when heavy rain.

According to the back of the ticket, it’s clearly stated that children below 6 years old are not allowed entry BUT I saw a toddler and some kids that I don’t think should be inside. Why didn’t the security stop them? Aren’t they suppose to do so? As stated at the requirements? Close one eye?

Now, some photos that we took using our smartphones. Some stolen photos because we are not suppose to take them, especially when it’s live telecasting. That’s why, there were people with signboards telling us not to take photos/videos. Most of the time, people will ignore, including the artistes. Why those artistes can take, we cannot? What say you? Not fair right?

How I wish I can take photo with those artistes. Dream can lah… The result differs from what I expected. There were some categories that we voters cannot vote. Only those people with rank can vote. And the award goes to:

  1. My Favorite TVB Drama Series
    • Line Walker
      • At first I thought it would be Black Heart White Soul but then this show was too excited. Kept wanting to know what’s the next move, who will die, who is bad guy, etc.
  2. My Favorite TVB On Screen Couple
    • Ruco Chan and Aimee Chan (Outbound Love)
      • Too bad Aimee is pregnant with 2nd child and couldn’t attend.
  3. My Favorite TVB Drama Theme Song
    • Jinny Ng’s “Love is Not Easy” <越難越愛> (Ending Theme for Line Walker)
      • Strong vocal, nice song,  fits perfectly.
  4. My Favorite TVB Enrichment Program
    • Wellness On The Go 2
      • Never watch before so no comment.
  5. My Favorite TVB Variety Program
    • Walk the Walk, Talk the Talk
      • Watched once and hated it. Maybe is because Wong Cho Lam. Don’t like him much. I seldom watch his shows. He is ugly, big mouth, big nose, stupid hairstyle but talented. His jokes in Come On, Cousins is laughable but not the type of laughter that I want for long term. He looks arrogant.
      • I prefer Street Sorcerers 2.
  6. My Favorite TVB Host in Variety Program
    • Nancy Sit and Wong Cho Lam (Walk the Walk, Talk the Talk)
      • I just don’t like Wong Cho Lam.
      • I prefer Maria Cordero and Luk Ho-Ming (Good Cheap Eats Series 2)
  7. TVB Malaysia Outstanding New Comer
    • Fred Cheng
  8. My Favorite Top 15 TVB Drama Characters
    • Benz Hui (Line Walker)
    • Bosco Wong (The Ultimate Addiction)
    • Charmaine Sheh (Line Walker)
    • Him Law (Tiger Cubs 2)
    • Kate Tsui (Tomorrow is a Better Day)
    •  Kenneth Ma (Ghost Dragon of Cold Mountain)
    • Linda Chung (All That is Bitter is Sweet)
    • Michael Miu (Line Walker)
    • Nancy Wu (The Ultimate Addiction)
    • Raymond Lam (Line Walker)
    • Roger Kwok (Black Heart White Soul)
    • Ruco Chan (Outbound Love)
    • Selena Li (Ghost Dragon of Cold Mountain
    • Sharon Chan (Line Walker)
    •  Tavia Yeung (Storm in a Cocoon)
  9. My Favorite TVB Most Improved Actor
    • Sammy Sum (Line Walker)
  10. My Favorite TVB Most Improved Actress
    • Samantha Ko (Line Walker / Outbound Love / All That Is Bitter Is Sweet)
      • Don’t like her because her acting is poor and she’s more suitable to be a mistress in show.
      • I prefer Vivien Yeo, our Malaysian abroad (Outbound Love / Ruse of Engagement / Black Heart White Soul). Although her Cantonese is not that good but I still think she’s better than Samantha Ko. At least prettier.
  11. My Favorite TVB Actor in a Supporting Role
    • Benz Hui (Line Walker)
  12. My Favorite TVB Actress in a Supporting Role
    • Sharon Chan (Line Walker)
  13. TVB Star Achievement Awards
    • Lau Kong and Helena Law
      • Special guest (Andy Lau) appearance to present this award.
  14. My Favorite TVB Actor in a Leading Role
    • Roger Kwok (Black Heart White Soul)
      • Certainly the best choice, better than Raymond Lam.
  15. My Favorite TVB Actress in a Leading Role
    • Charmaine Sheh (Line Walker)
      • If not her, who else?

The finale… As usual, the drinking part. Initially we planned to go to the casino for luck but since he wasn’t feeling well (not well since Friday), so we go home. Since cannot get room.

Oh ya… We got goodies bag from the sponsors: cake samples, collagen drink, notebook, pen, etc..

That’s all for now.

#189: Congratulations! TVB Star Awards Malaysia 2014 – Winner

I received this email yesterday, informing me that I’m one of the 250 winners.

Dear Wong Jolene, CONGRATULATIONS! You have been selected as the winner for the voting on TVB Star Awards Malaysia 2014. You have won yourself Two (2) Tickets to watch TVB Star Awards Malaysia 2014, LIVE on 23rd November 2014 (Sunday). Please present this printed email with a photocopy of your I/C and present at the address below for collection: 

TVB Star Awards Malaysia 2014 Ticket Collection Booth 
Arena of Stars, Genting Highland 

Ticket collection date and time: 
23rd November 2014 (12pm – 7pm) 

If you are unable to collect your prize personally, you may appoint a representative to collect it on your behalf. The representative must bring along this original printed emails and a copy of your I/C. Please take note that if your prize is not claimed within the period given, it will be forfeited. 

Should you have any query, please do not hesitate to contact us at tvbteam@tvbstarawards.com.my . Thank you for participating in this contest and we hope you will continue to do so in the future. 

Note: 
Prizes not redeemed within the period of collection mentioned above will be forfeited. Winners who come other than the time mentioned above will not be entertained. 

Best regards, 

TVB Star Awards Malaysia 2014 

Received and acknowledge by, 

_____________________________________ 

Name   : _________________________ 

IC   : _________________________ 

Address   : _________________________ 

Tel/HP   : _________________________

So… We (me &  him) are going up this Sunday. Mom was telling me to tell him not no speed because there was a landslide recently. And I can’t book any room from First World! I didn’t expect to win any tickets, hence I didn’t book room earlier. It’s peak season as the school holidays starting soon.

#188: So I Complained..

Paid the maintenance fee yesterday and SUBMITTED MY COMPLAINT. If no actions taken later, I will complain again because it’s not fair for us who are paying here. You don’t do your work properly and you expect me to comply? I don’t care if other residents here don’t complain but I’ve got my right. And you should know what’s happening here.

Should have photocopied my complaint because I don’t remember exactly what I wrote on the paper. But I’m telling you what I remember here.

  1. Somebody (Indian woman) from B13 feeding a flock of pigeons.
    • I don’t think this is allowed anywhere.
    • Birds are major carrier of any types of diseases. Airborne disease.
    • No wonder I see so many pigeons when it’s their feeding time. This is daily basis.
  2. Big items thrown outside the rubbish area.
    • This isn’t the first time.
    • Items removed and started all over again.
    • No rubbish truck come and clear these unwanted rubbish.
    • Best place to accumulate water and Aedes breeding. I told the clerk, I saw the mosquitoes flying in from the window. I killed a few.
    • Those rubbish stinks too. Also a good place for pests like rats.
  3. Guards won’t stop the noisy neighbor.
    • The management can approve tents to be up for a week. But since when can you make noise after 12 midnight?
    • No guards came to stop them. Just because they are also Indians?
    • Those idiots were there blasting their Hi-Fi speakers and playing cards that usually lead to argument/fight.
    • The wedding was on Sunday so why do they need to put up the tents and blocked parking for a week?
    • I don’t know how the neighbors slept through the noise because I couldn’t sleep.
    • Are they afraid to complain?
    • How can one have proper sleep/rest when you blast the speakers almost 24 hours per day, for a week?
    • I almost wanted to call the police on one of those nights!
    • So inconsiderate and where are the guards? Are they sleeping? Why are they ignoring their duty?
    • If the Chinese ritual for the death can stop chanting before midnight, why can’t these hooligans?
  4. Why are those 2nd car parking at the 1st car?
    • You said 2nd car have to park behind, facing the shops, then why do I see some parking up here? Why aren’t the guards do something?
    • Because of you don’t allow such rules, I lost a bag of groceries worth RM50, that I left near the stairs of my block, while I drove my car (2nd car) to park behind.
  5. Why cars without stickers can park overnight?
    • What’s the purpose of having stickers? It’s to get rid of cars without stickers coming in at night and park overnight.
    • But I still see cars without stickers park inside our compound and the guards do nothing.
    • You know what? The Indian neighbor of mine, same floor has 2 vehicles and both without stickers. Why did the guards let these vehicles in? They should be parked outside our compound.
    • Sticker rules applies to all residential/business areas.
  6. Residents booked parking place with their motorcycles.
    • This is unacceptable because it’s first-come-first-basis.
    • The guards do nothing. Residents do nothing. The only thing I can do is complain to the management for action.
  7. Where is the clamp?
    • The clerk told me, it cost RM1000 for each clamp and they bought 1 and only 1 clamp. How to clamp so many cars?
    • I saw a notice on the notice board stating, a fine of RM50 opening clamp that’s dated months ago.
    • We are paying a monthly fee for maintenance and security that I don’t see the worthiness anyway applied.

There are actually 10 things but I only remember the 7 major ones.

#187

The new shower heater by DEKA is coming on Monday. He paid RM645 and whoever delivering it will remove the old and install the new. I know nothing about electricity nor electrical so is best get it done by professionals. The old one installed by my dad. Mr. L here doesn’t know how to install it either. Bought it from a nearby electrical shop. At first I thought of buying from AEON BUT who’s going to install for me? So better not.

It’s going to be Keith’s birthday, the coming Tuesday. And 1 month later, my turn, also on week day.

Actually JOVEN’s technician came and change something. I paid RM60 for the thing plus service charge, because no more warranty. The pump is too expensive to change, it cost RM288 and if I insist to change, the total is about RM400 and only 1 month warranty. For the new one, according to the salesman, warranty 5 years for EC pump while AC pump is only 1 year warranty (the old one is AC pump and is so damn noisy).

EC pump is lesser noise and in case of short-circuit, it will trip automatically. Not like the AC pump, that caused the pump spoilt because it shoots back to the Earth/Ground before tripping (what am I talking? Did I misinterpret?) that might cause me getting short-circuit.

We have been using the heater since the day we moved in, 8 years ago. Normally used on daily basis. Even my computer is starting to give me problem. I’ve yet to sweep dust. Because of my laziness, it’s tripping as it wishes, giving me blue screen with crash dumps at odd times, loud beeping sounds when a video hanged, and etc.

Pray not the hard disk spoil because I really hate it install the windows, files, programs, drivers and games again because restoring my phone and tablet is so much faster than restoring a computer. It takes me hours and days to complete.

I asked the salesman about air-con, he told me to ask the coming technician/delivery guy about my problem of water leaking. If that big boy can’t be fixed or too expensive to fix, I might as well ask Mr. L to change a new one. How can a hardly use air-con got water leakage? We use the fan more than this big boy.

Last week changed microwave, this week change shower heater. what’s next?

Bad things usually happen 3 times consecutively, hopefully not applicable to electrical/electricity/electronics. You think money easy to earn?

What do I want to eat for this year’s birthday? Don’t know yet. That’s head cracking.

That’s for now…

#186: No Baked Chocolate Tofu Cheese Cake Pudding

Ever since I knew about tofu cheese cake, I wanted to try. So I today I’m making one; a modified one. I’m not sure what’s the outcome but it’s play time!

Original recipe from my sister-in-law.

Now for my 1st time version.

Ingredients:

  • 250 g Digestive Biscuits
  • 70 g Unsalted Butter
  • 10 g Chocolate Powder (adjustable)
  • 70 g Milk
  • 125 g Honey (adjustable)
  • 300 g Tofu
  • 250 g Cream Cheese
  • Orange Juice
  • 8 g Gelatin (adjustable)

Method:

  1. Crush the digestive biscuits. You can use any type of biscuits that you like.
    • If you use fingers or anything hard, you might coarse results and you will need to it slow.
    • If you use food processor, you will get fine result, and takes lesser time.
  2. In a small pot, melt the butter. Remove from heat/fire when it’s done.
  3. Pour in the crushed biscuits and mix well.
  4. In a plastic refrigerator-able container, place a piece of cling wrap. Make sure it evenly spread inside the container.
  5. Then pour in the biscuit mixture, spread evenly with spoon.
  6. Then flatten it with spoon/fingers/palm.
  7. Cover the container and keep inside the fridge until further use.
  8. Melt gelatin in milk.
  9. In a mixing bowl or any big bowl, mix these
    • Cream cheese - Make sure is soften.
    • Chocolate powder – You can sift to make finer powder. In the original recipe, it should be green tea.
    • Honey – Adjust according to the sweetness you want. If you read the original recipe, it should be sugar.
    • Smooth tofu – In the original recipe, it should be whipping cream. I don’t like the whipping cream taste so I replaced it. 
    • Orange juice – You can add in some orange peels too. Original recipe used lemon juice.
    • Gelatin milk mixture.
  10. Mix all well, and on to the biscuit base. Spread the mixture evenly.
  11. Then cover up and keep refrigerate until it’s set.

Verdict:

Something went wrong somewhere because the outcome is more like tofu cheese pudding. So I renamed the title. It’s not a disaster, just different outcome. Maybe I used the wrong tofu. Anyway, still can eat.