Archive for March, 2008

29
Mar
08

Svea Deli House, Kota Bharu

Today at 8 p.m., Earth Hour will commence. Earth Hour is a global initiative that aims to offset global warming by reducing carbon emission and this is done simply by turning off the lights for a whole hour. Though Malaysia is not participating in this event, USM (the university I’m currently studying in) is joining the effort and I, myself offered my participation. Even you can join along and help to save the planet in simple ways you never expected. And turning off the lights is surprisingly helps the purpose. Visit the Earth Hour website for more details.

When I was told that there is a Swedish restaurant in downtown Kota Bharu, I was rather shocked to hear this yet delighted because knowing that there is such a restaurant in Kelantan. My friend first introduced the place to me as Sven’s Deli House. Not bad to name a restaurant, that is what I had thought in mind. What is more convincing to me is that according to my friend, the owner is a native Swedish. What can go wrong if you have a Swedish operating a Swedish restaurant? However once my friends and I set our foot there last night, I began to think that I should have doubted a such convincing expectation in the first place.

 Svea Deli HouseSvea’s Svea Deli House Continue reading ‘Svea Deli House, Kota Bharu’

26
Mar
08

The Anime Blog Awards

I was checking my mail earlier today when I came upon a mail bearing the title “Inaugural Anime Blog Award”. I was perplexed indeed but equally excited because for a moment, I actually thought that I was nominated for some anime blog award. Nonetheless I know my chances are dead zero. Here’s an excerpt of the invite:

Given the exponential growth of the anime blogosphere, the number of quality blogs with insightful opinions and perspectives are ever increasing. Yet a majority of the blogs out there remain isolated, lacking a sense of community and meaningful interaction. The Anime Blog Awards was created in order to bridge that gap by recognising worthy bloggers and their achievements in various fields.

I greatly applaud this move. Mainly because now, anime bloggers felt more appreciated though they may not necessarily got nominated for it. This award serves the unifying purpose among the anime blogger community as well as awarding those outstanding ones among the lot. I wasted no time to register myself and name my nomination list for those notable anime blogs that I’m currently following.

 The Anime Blog Awards

The initiative began on 19th March 2008 and the works are progressing to the promotional and nomination stages. Though the official date of the Anime Blog Awards (ABA) is 1st April, nominations will be carried out since 20th March and continues until 22nd April. Voting will begin on 25th April until 1st June before the final results are out. There are many nomination categories to choose from, so nominate those anime blogs appropriately to its categories. In order to nominate, you must first register to the blog and give out at least 9 nominations for 9 different categories. It’s a little tedious but the rationale is so that everyone takes this award prizing event seriously, not simply nominate and leave.

Well, I already gave my nominations for ABA. Anime bloggers, please pledge your support to this initiative. Also, remember to vote once the nominations are in. Stay tuned.

25
Mar
08

Gundam 00 (Episode 24)

Lockon’s passing was hard on everyone. Sestuna recalls his first day being recruited to Celestial Being when he met Lockon for the first time. Lockon was the first one who accepted him regardless of his tender age. Once Setsuna returns to Ptolemaios, Tieria vents his anger towards Setsuna and blames him for Lockon’s death. Sumeragi however snapped him out of it and told him that the fight is far from over. More after the jump.

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Setsuna’s first day in Celestial Being. Continue reading ‘Gundam 00 (Episode 24)’

24
Mar
08

Gundam 00 (Episode 23)

Had been very busy for the past few days. Furthermore I got episode 23 of Gundam 00 very late, hence explaining my delay. At least, that problem is resolved for the time being. Now that episode 24 is out, we are one episode away from the season finale and I bet that it’s gonna be explosive.

After the Meisters received their Gundam upgrade, the Trans-Am system, Ptolemaios crews scrambled to prepare themselves for the possible retaliation from the GN-X team. Sumeragi began explaining about the Trans-Am system after their thorough analysis. More after the jump.

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All tears for Neena who lost both of her brothers. Continue reading ‘Gundam 00 (Episode 23)’

16
Mar
08

Paddington House of Pancakes, Midvalley Mall

OH MY GOD! The outcome of episode 23 of Gundam 00 is just unexpected. I believe many of those who follow do not like this episode very much. Will get to the review as soon as I can.

This will my final installment of the long overdue backlog of my KL trip last month. I have been very busy ever since I came back from that trip and the struggle continues even during the upcoming semester break this April. But at least, I’ll be a little relaxed when I’m home by then. Only earlier today, I had finished my final mid-semester paper before I will face my finals in the coming 2 or 3 weeks. Well shit happens but that doesn’t mean I’ll be quitting the blogosphere just yet. For today’s offering is my post on Paddington House of Pancakes in Midvalley Mall. Before I begin, I would like to declare that I was not a fan of pancakes, not until I discovered Paddington’s pancakes. A pat on the back to Max for bringing me there. I’m thankful for him and his family for bringing me around to the best places to dine in KL, and that experience had never been better.

 Paddington House of Pancakes

At first, I was a little skeptical because as I mentioned earlier, I am not a big fan of pancakes. But my dear friend insisted on how good Paddington’s pancakes are and I just kept mum. Again, I was skeptical. Going through the menu book, I was spoilt for choice when there was many menus to select and decision never comes easy for me. I was also surprised to see how they rojak the pancakes to the extreme. I’m having doubt whether or not they serve pancakes in the first place. Max and I finally go for the house’s recommendation and voila, it was a Treasure Box. Hey, I’m paying for this treasure box and and no, I’m not regretting my pick on this treasure box. As the name suggests, it has everything you can imagine to add into your pancake. To consider that it is only a dessert pancake meal, this pancake is worth the shot. You might know this one well from this post but here’s my take on it. I love the fact that they mixed all the fresh ingredients, all with strong tasting. I know that this kills of the pancake (which is supposed to be the main serving) but the overkill actually works. Pancakes don’t come strong in terms of taste and flavour. So the use of additional ingredients are necessary to give more appeal to the plate. To top it off, a scoop of ice-cream was added on top and it may looks a little messy but the taste is not.

 Paddington House of Pancakes

Paddington House of Pancakes 

Maybe it is overrated. Maybe I am biased. But all I can say it that the pancakes are the best I’ve ever tasted. Thanks to Paddington’s pancakes, my perception on pancakes changed for the better. And I do look forward for another seating at Paddington House of Pancakes. Besides Midvalley Mall, you can find their chain restaurants in OneUtama, The Curve, and Hartamas. Yes, they’re exclusive to KL only. What a shame.

12
Mar
08

Gundam 00 (Episode 22)

Episode 22 is by far, my favourite Gundam 00 episode. And as a result, a mega load screencaps for your viewing pleasure. P/s: Exia never looks this glossy before.

After sustaining injury from the previous battle, Lockon was given immediate treatment. Sumetagi suggested he should be relieved from his duties but Lockon has no intention of slacking off. Meanwhile Tieria who secluded himself, blamed himself for what had happened to Lockon. More after the jump.

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Mobile Suit Gundam 00 Mobile Suit Gundam 00 Continue reading ‘Gundam 00 (Episode 22)’

10
Mar
08

More Code Geass R2 Teasers / Malaysia Decided 2008

More stuff on Code Geass R2. Heed this warning. Reading any further means that you agreed on knowing some of the possible spoilers of the story. Alright now. Code Geass R2, as many would know, is a year jump from its first season. Yet this second season have many things going on that many would wonder what had really happened to the whole story. Here are some of the key events of things to come.

 Code Geass R2

  • Lelouch has a younger brother? Honestly this person was never mentioned in the first season and having him introduced seems rather forced into. I’m not sure if he is even his biological brother or not because Lelouch only have other half-siblings, but there is a good chance that he might be.
  • Lelouch has a slightly longer hair and somewhat looks more gentle. I don’t what is this suggesting but I’m guessing that he might have lost his memory somewhere along the line. He might have even lost his Geass though I would see this unlikely to happen.
  • More new Knighmare Frames and now they have Vincent as their latest addition. Vincent is modeled after Lancelot, poised to be used for mass production. Speaking of Lancelot, now Lancelot can fly. Also new is the Knights of the Round who are supposed to the elite team of Knightmare pilots and not so surprising, Suzaku is part of the team. And he’s the only Eleven to ever join the team.
  • Nunally’s fate is unknown but if things are going as what the manga expected, she may return with a Geass. And if she can use Geass, that of course would mean that she is no longer blind.

You can read more about this in its official website (in Japanese) or Random Curiosity. If you want the wallpaper for the image above, just let me know.


On another story, Malaysia had recently gone through its general election. Many echoes that this is the most unimaginable election Malaysia has ever had, and the oppositions are happy to tout their democratic victory. Well on a glance, nothing much had changed. The main coalition party, the National Front, remains the governing party of the Parliament but this time, they are losing their majority as the oppositions are gaining stronger grounds in the country’s political platform. I’m trying to be unbiased here but here’s a fact. The National Front, which consists of many smaller group of race-oriented parties, had been controlling Malaysia ever since Independence Day. As time goes on, more political parties emerged, promising better racial unity that Malaysians are having trouble with until today. The National Front being the government, denied any disunity within the population, a fact of which they have been always tried to ignore.

Enter the so-called Opposition Front, that are made of Democratic Action Party, National Justice Party, and Pan-Islamic Party. The strongest among the three is Democratic Action Party and together with National Justice Party, they resounded a hope of a better Malaysia where racial discord is a relic of the past and equality to all in terms of rights and economy gain. Their only problem is that they never had a chance to properly govern a state or the country as a whole. However that does not mean that the National Front is doing any lesser. They come with many megaprojects that are necessary to secure the country’s biggest ambition – to be a developed nation by the year 2020. The problem is that they are moving too fast to the extent that they ignore the very foundation of this country, which is racial unity. I know that I sounded a little biased to the opposition side but I have to be clear that I am politically neutral on this matter. As for the election outcome, the National Front won by a simple two-thirds majority over the country but the setback was losing 5 out of 13 constitutionalized states. Among them are Selangor and Penang, both of which are wealthy industrial states.




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