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Scrambled Egg

Ekekekek jangan takut tengok gambar-gambar ni... Makanan ni bukannya benda lain hehehehe. Ni lah scrambled egg versi Kal El. Tengok mak KN buat hari tu memang sedap so Kal El cuba la... selalu gak buat cam ni dulu tapi Kal El tak letak satu benda - kicap.

Mengikut resipi mak KN letak kicap... so telur, bawang dihiris besar-besar dan kicap. Tu je... Sebenarnya Scrambled Egg ni berbagai versi, kalau arwah mak Kal El dulu suka letak fresh milk, memang lembut lemak berkrim heheheh.

Apa yang kuning tu? Aaaa... tu ler mustard. Kal El memang suka sangat dengan mustard. Kalau boleh makan nasik ngan mustard Kal El dah buat dah... kui kui kui... jemput makan...

KL Convention Centre Food Court

Popia Goreng

Kalau anda ke KL Concention Centre di KLCC, same level as Aquaria, ada sebuah food court dalam 4 - 5 gerai di situ. We were there recently on two seperate occasions - one I had an exhibition and KN picked me up from there - we decided to have dinner at the food court. The other was during a visit to Aquaria with Kangah.

Nasi Ayam Sechuan

I especially love the second last gerai on the right - there are a variety of menu to choose from ranging from local to Western food. I have tried their Chicken Pie once and thought that it was worth it.

Chicken Chop with Mashed Potato

Chicken Chop with Fries

Photos in this entry do not refer to any one particular gerai but a few taken from two of my visits there.

The Uninvited

We have just watched this movie last night - a remake of the Korean The Uninvited: Tale of Two Sisters (well, I haven't watched the Korean original though), this is the kind of movies I like - with a twist at the very end that makes me think of "Oh that's why lah", "Oh no wonder lah" "Patut lah..." until the very next day. I always find writers who are able to twist the ending brilliant! One dissapointment though - I know that this is a psycho-thriller rather than horror - but I was kind of expecting earie looking ghosts or at least some gory scenes that would make me puke or at least want to puke. Well, I am satisfied with the movie - not having watched the original Korean version makes it even more thrilling (ye lah tak tau ending dia macamana kan?).

In short I like movies that make me think especially after it has ended. That way I would remember the movie till the end of my life. My favourite scene? Of course the part where Anna was in her room the night her boyfriend came and crack, his backbone broke... twisted man!

The story is basically and mainly about guilt thus the aparations and storyline. Watch it then you'll know.

Here's the synopsis from

Anna, a beautiful teen girl (Emily Browning) is being released from a mental hospital. A therapist advises Anna to 'finish things that she has started', implying be productive and positive going forward. We learn Anna recently has lost her invalid mother in a fire, causing her breakdown.

She returns to her New England mansion along the shoreline. Her father (David Straitharn) introduces his new girlfriend To Anna's distress it is Rachel (Elizabeth Banks), the former at-home-nurse for her sick mother. Her mother had been housed in the family boathouse, and died when it burned down. It has now been restored, distressing Anna. We meet Anna's older sister Alex, and Matt, who makes out with Anna that night. He has something to tell Anna about the fire, but is stopped by Rachel's arrival. Meanwhile Rachel continues to try to befriend the girls, as they all fake their smiles.

Anna that night has a vision (we dont see her as asleep) of the grotesque burned corpse of her mother warning her about Rachel, by pointing in her direction, with a bell around the wrist she used to summon help when she was alive. Anna tells her sister the next day about the warning. Her sister says it was not a nightmare, "you looked awake". They plan to snoop around about who Rachel really is or wants.

In town Anna has a vision of three ghostly children in a diner (appears to be another vision). She finds Matt, who agrees to tell Anna more about the fire when they are alone that night. Back home, Alex and Anna rummage through Rachel's belongings find different ID cards, call past employers, and google Rachel's name. All of this calls her identity into question. Anna confronts Rachel, implying she is an imposter. Rachel threatens she will just tell her dad she is having mental problems again. The sisters agree more evidence is needed before telling their dad, who announced Rachel is actually his fiancée.

That night in her room Matt is about to tell Anna about the fire. Instead he turns into some kind of creature with a broken back, similar to what Anna saw resembling her mother. He says her mother tried to warn him but he didnt listen. We see that it is actually daylight when Anna leaves her room. Offshore police boats dredge up Matt's body. The Sheriff says Matt broke his back in an accident while coming to see Anna, and he knows how she must feel, so he can talk to him about anything. Later Anna shows Alex claw marks on arms as they talk in front of the bathroom mirror, as proof it was not a dream. They talk in the bathroom in many scenes, presumably to avoid Rachel.

At Matt's funeral, Anna sees the same ghostly children. They lead her to their graves in the woods. She googles the names on the family plot. Their teen nanny, who fell in love with their father, stabbed them to death some years ago. Anna concludes the teen nanny is Rachel, who now repeats the pattern of murdering their mother to be with their father, and they are to die next. A photo mother who was killed by the nanny shows her pearls, like the ones Rachel wears all the time.

Anna confronts Rachel and steals the pearls as her proof of the past murders. Rachel tries to inject Anna from her nursing supplies. Before Anna escapes to town, she sees Alex is injected and sedated on the ground. She goes to the Sheriff with her story about the murdering nanny. He seems to recall the story, and asks her to wait there while he helps Alex. Only he returns with Rachel, who injects her saying "its ok Im a nurse" and she is taken back home. While being put to bed by Rachel, Anna sees Alex sneak up behind Rachel, before Anna passes out.

Anna awakens and finds Alex standing outside covered in blood with a knife, saying, "There was no other way". We see Rachel's bloody corpse in a trash bin. When her dad returns, he yells at Anna "what did you do!" Anna says it was Alex had to do it, as the sisters hold hands. Her dad says, "Anna, you know Alex is dead. She died in the fire." This is the flashpoint of the movie. We now see Anna alone covered in blood, holding the knife, not her sister's hand.

Several prior scenes now replay, but now show Anna always alone, talking to herself, implying a psychotic hallucination. This was hinted when Anna talks to her sister as they face the bathroom mirror. When people do this, it looks like they are talking to their reflection. Also, no one addressed Alex directly, but the direction is incoherent anyway.

Now by flashback we see what happened in the fire. Anna saw her dad having sex with Rachel while her mom was bedridden in the boathouse. She seemed to be carting kerosene from the boathouse to burn the main house down with her dad/Rachel inside. She accidentally spilled kerosene, killing her mom and sister instead. Then she was put in the mental ward.

As Anna is being driven away in the squad car, she looks placidly back at her dad. The sheriff mentions the name in Anna's murdering nanny story to her dad. He says it was never Rachel's name, but Rachel did change her name to avoid a stalking ex boyfriend. Neither mentions anything about a murdering nanny story.

Some time later at the mental ward, a contented looking Anna colors and tells her therapist "I did what you said. I finished what I started." We see that Anna's cellmate has the teen nanny's name and carries pearls. This implies the nanny story was also a delusion, since the Sheriff never repeated it when he asked her dad about Rachel's name change.

Sheila Majid Legenda Concert 1991 DVD

Proud to announce that I am a proud owner of this amazing DVD - I have the audio CD as well and also proud to say that I was at the concert - LIVE! Huhuhuhh bestnye - another Sheila Majid in my collection - thanks KN (ahahah sapa lagi yang rajin kasi Kal El hadiah-hadiah ni kan?? Love you dear!

The Mom Song

Dedicated to all Mummies on this Mother's Day hehehe... sounds familiar ha kids?

Selamat Hari Ibu Malaysia!

Sempena hari ibu yang jatuh pada hari ini, Kal El ingin mengucapkan
Selamat Hari Ibu kepada semua ibu dan bakal ibu.

Bagi anak-anak yang masih mempunyai seseorang yang bergelar ibu, tunjukkanlah rasa kasih sayang yang lebih padanya pada hari ini. Kal El pasti bukan hadiah istimewa atau yang mahal yang sang ibu nantikan tapi hanyalah masa yang diluangkan untuknya pada hari ini. Bagi yang jauh, telefonlah ibu anda dan spend a little more to speak to her longer today. Kita tidak tahu bila ibu kita akan pergi meninggalkan kita buat selamanya.

Mother's Day Graphics
image (c) Wondercliparts

Bagi yang sudah tidak beribu seperti Kal El, perbanyakkanlah doa untuknya pada hari ini terutamanya. Ingatlah setiap detik mesra dan bahagia dan juga pengorbanan ibu anda untuk anda selama ini. Tapi alhamdulillah walaupun ibu kandung Kal El telah tiada, Kal El masih punya ibu saudara yang amat Kal El sayang dan hargai yang turut telah banyak berkorban untuk Kal El dan keluarga sepanjang Kal El di muka dunia ini. Untuk Ka'ngah, Selamat Hari Ibu dan untuk Mak di Shah Alam, Kal El ucapkan Salam Sayang dan terima kasih kerana mengizinkan Kal El menumpang kasih sayang selama 7 tahun ini. Untuk Along, kakak Kal El, seorang ibu tunggal, tabahkanlah hati dan kuatkanlah semangat. Kal El doakan agar kalian bahagia dunia dan akhirat. Amin.

Happy Wesak Day Malaysia

Photo (c): Eric Lai

Kal El wishes all Malaysians a Happy Wesak Day 2009. Happy holidays!

Congratulations Ijam and Safiah

Another ex colleague at the Blood Sucking Sicko Company got married in December - I couldn't go to his wedding as I was in the hospital. Also got this photo from someone's facebook. Congratulations Ijam and Safiah (both were ex colleague of mine) - Moga bahagia selamanya sehingga ke anak, cucu, cicit dan seterusnya...

Congratulations Jemah

An ex offie mate kat Blood Sucking Sicko Company got married sometime last year and baru sekarang dapat get hold of her wedding picture from facebook. Congratulations Jemah. Moga happy selalu!

Happy Labor Day Malaysia!

"Selamat Hari Pekerja" and Happy Holidays to all...

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