February Goal!

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

With January being a new year with new resolutions, I chose to do away with goals for the month to become accustomed to our survival of the ‘apocalypse’. But with February looming near, rather than panic and worry about my goal later on, I’ve decided to list it down early and get started on it the moment the clock strikes midnight on February Fools!

In tandem with one of my 2013’s resolutions (walk in order!), in February, I resolve to be much neater. Rather than have my books scattered the way they normally are, I will resolve to clean my room at least once a week with photographic evidence, ladies and gentlemen. And if I fail to meet my goal, a punishment of a dinner of vegetables (ugh!) for three nights in a row will have to be imposed.

I am practically shuddering at the prospect so hopefully, that will suffice as motivation!

And with shame to spur me into action (and for dramatic effect), here’s a b/w of my study table right now.


Ahh, where do I even begin? Crying faceCrying faceCrying faceCrying faceCrying faceCrying face


Monday, January 21, 2013


And this is what a city should look like - with just enough green and tall enough buildings. Forget the politics, the stupidity, the irrationality, and the greed, and tell me honestly… who wouldn’t fall in love?

Hungry Hog, SS15.

Sunday, January 13, 2013


With new students heading to Taylor’s Roadside (SS15) in a few days, it reminds me of how it was when I first arrived in Subang, under the impression that Asia Cafe and the stores opposite college were all there was to satisfy my gastronomic desires.

This was of course, before enlightenment thanks to the likes of Alvin and Chee Kin, true Subang-ites who opened my world to places like Allegro Cafe, Pontian, the Bak Kut Teh place at SS14, and of course, the star of today’s show – Hungry Hog, all a healthy walking distance from college.


Open for lunch and for dinner past 6, they have lunch menus at pretty reasonable prices for a pork burger and a side of fries/mash at around RM15.

Two little pigs!




The first time I was there, I found that the best part of the restaurant’s decor was the posters all around with such quirky sayings!


I must say.. they were pretty..



With my siblings.

But enough about that, it’s time for the food!

Spaghetti Bacon & Chilli – RM12.90

I found the spaghetti flavourless and dry, but I’ve always been one for loads of sauce so this more ‘aglio olio’ style definitely isn’t my cup of tea. The bacon isn’t much either but there’s a nice hint of spiciness to it from the chilli which some may like.

Bangers & Mash – RM15.90

This was Florence’s dish and I only had a little of it, but the sausages were delicious and with its side entrees, it made a hearty meal.

IMG_01773 Little Pigs – RM15.90

This was what I ordered and I always get this whenever I go there for dinner! To be honest, Hungry Hog has been the only place I have ever gotten pork burgers from so I wouldn’t be able to give a fair comparison against other pork burgers, BUT I loved the patty as it was juicy and just melts in your mouth just so. Open-mouthed smile 

The ham tastes a little weird and I would have preferred it without, but the salty bacon goes really well with the burger as a whole. Mind you, if you ask for mash, it doesn’t come with gravy, but you can always ask for it at no extra cost from any of the waiters. Smile 

Chocolate Brownie – RM10.90

Dessert was disappointing with an overpriced chocolate brownie which leaned too much on the sweet side and you’re really better off walking a little further for Tong Pak Fu or one of the many Taiwanese dessert places around SS15. Though to their credit, the ice cream on top was amazingly smooth.

Speaking of icecream, what was a little more novel was their Bacon Ice-Cream, which was less weird than you think it would taste.

Bacon Gelato – RM9.90

The bacon could hardly be tasted because they were such small pieces and were so covered in caramel that they were mostly sweet anyway. Still, it’s probably worth trying just to say you’ve had some bacon with your ice-cream but it definitely wouldn’t be something I would get again.

I’d prefer my Baskin Robbins’ chocolate chip cookie dough anyday.

If you’re interested, they have lunch menus which come with a free drink (if I remember correctly!) and is at the row behind Secret Recipe, along KFC. Uhhh.. Or you could always contact them for clearer directions. Open-mouthed smile

Email: thehungryhog@gmail.com
Tel: 012 - 225 0877
Address: 71, Jalan SS15/4C, 47500 Subang Jaya
Opening Hours: 12:00 - 3:00pm, 6:00 - 10:00pm
(closed on Mondays)

Things to do in Malaysia!

Saturday, January 5, 2013
It’s actually pretty sad how outings have become so repetitive that people would rather stay home and watch TV than hang out with their friends. As a kid, I wasn’t allowed on outings to the point that I would relish every single one I went to, but even now I must admit that the typical lunch + movie deal lacks lustre.
With that, I resolved to spend my holidays with friends differently this time around without being too extravagant and my-oh-my did I find some amazing things to do in Malaysia. In no particular order….

5. Play Mini Golf!

Yes, surprise surprise, there is mini golf in Malaysia and it’s closer than you think, KL-ites! Cheap too!

Mini Putt recently opened at Citta Mall and during special lunch hours or on one of their promotion times, a game shouldn’t cost you more than your average movie at the cinema. Definitely worth it for a different experience!

And very fun too!


A trickier hole.


Expect to find more little kids than grown-ups though Smile with tongue out

Whilst Wen Wen and I had lots of fun.. we caught Melvin taking a snooze at the corner so maybe it isn’t for everyone. >.<


But if you’re interested, head over to Citta Mall and you’ll find this place a floor above Chawan. Smile

4. Go On A Day Trip To Genting!

For those with more time to spare, take a day trip to Genting Highlands! It’s a lot cheaper than you think if you go there by bus and cable car via GoGenting from One Utama.
For only RM58 per person, you’ve settled your trip there and back, PLUS your outdoor theme park ticket.
It takes approximately an hour to go from One Utama to Genting and unless you’re afraid of heights, you’d love the cable car ride up and down Genting which gave us a great bird’s eye view of the greenery around.
They call it a gondola.


I would recommend buying your own junk food and water beforehand though because although they have plenty of umm.. Seven Seven stores around (LOL!), everything’s ridiculously overpriced.
Let’s just say a bottle of water is about RM2.50.
Most of my friends came without a jacket because they assumed Genting was hit badly by global warming and isn’t as cold as it used to be.. Well, they were wrong. Because it definitely was cold!
To those wondering, we headed up at 10am and came back down at 7pm. Be sure to line up early for the cable car back down so you won’t miss the bus, bring along some bus-ride entertainment, stock up on snacks, bring along a jacket and some money, and be ready to have great fun with your friends.

Because I definitely did! Open-mouthed smile

3. Visit BurgerLab!

Or any other novelty dining place, for that matter.
On one hand, there will always be those gearing to go to ‘trendy’ food places which are all-the-rage at that point of time, and on the other end of the spectrum, there will be those who avoid ‘overrated’ eateries for the same reason. If you’re part of the latter group, which I’ve been for a while, give it a shot because it really is a different experience.
While you’re at it, might as well do it properly. Line up early, like a good kiasu Malaysian, before the stores even open!


Try not to talk about the people lining up behind you in hushed voices because APPARENTLY EVERYONE WILL HEAR YOU and you will be an embarrassment and then your friend and brother will shun you and you will be forced to stand far away in shame as the people who you talked about look at you uncertainly.
That may have come from experience.
BurgerLab was a delight to experience!

Being in such a crowded restaurant where strangers ask to share your table and lines so long even exceeding the entrance of the door is really something else in Malaysia. For a country that does all we can to avoid lining up, we sure enjoy going to places which we know will definitely have lines! Smile with tongue out

But then again, a place that wants to hire an evil genius must be pretty special..


#1 applicant for evil genius.

Their Christmas tree!
Rather than review their burgers in detail, I really suggest you head there yourself. Don’t set your expectations too high (because nothing tastes good with overly elevated expectations) and just try to enjoy not only the juicy burgers, but the entire BurgerLab experience, with its friendly staff, friendly customers, and jovial atmosphere!


I took horrible pictures of the food (too hungry? heh?) but this was A Beautiful Mess while this..


Is a double stack.. I think.
If you’re worried about bringing your parents or grandparents to BurgerLab, as long as you can wait out the line, it isn’t just teenagers!


Heehee, cute old man. Open-mouthed smile

2. Make a sock plushie!

For those who want to stay at home yet want something different to do rather than wasting away at Korean Dramas for hours on end, try making a sock plushie!
All you need is a sewing kit..


A sock.. The fluffier the better..

(ew, please ignore all hair on the sock.. I think I shed.)

And some time and patience.

If you’re like me, you’d probably want a band-aid ready as well. =/
Of course, you’d need stuffing. I used cotton and some bits of facial tissue paper (which I do not recommend because it gets clumpy) and had lots of fun making it with Florence.
You can be as creative as possible and if talented enough, join two socks together to make a bigger plushie!





Sewing the weird-looking heart..

And ta-dah!

The best part about this is that you can be as creative as possible with buttons and ribbons and sewing, and it makes a nice personalized gift!

1. Go bowling!

Most people would rather play pool and foosball rather than bowling. Maybe it’s because it’s more troublesome due to the socks? Or maybe because they don’t know how to bowl and it feels like a longer game?
Whatever the reason, bowling is something fun to do with friends regardless of the level of expertise.

Ooooo, gutter?

Isaac, the bowling monster!
Still, even if you’re awful at it, don’t lose hope because by some miraculous miracle, Zheng Xi managed to FIGURE OUT how to bowl in the last few rounds to come out from second to last… to second place overall.

Look at ZX’s first 3 rounds! –.-
I am honestly a terrible bowler (is that what they’re called?) and do not know how to play consistently. But according to my friends, it is apparently the only thing I do gracefully.

I actually don’t see how the way I bowl is funny in any way possible but at least it’s better than drunkenly attacking the aisle. Smile with tongue out

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