I haven’t been blogging about my activities for a while now. I thought I would take the opportunity to blog about my high school buddies’ birthday celebration for those birthday which falls on November.
Dinner was held at Dorae Korean restaurant at Hartamas. Food was awesome. Side dishes came in non stop. BBQ pork, lamb and beef were tasty!
We had a private room. It was nice and cozy but it was a little bit hard to get the waiters’ attention. When ever we wanted them to replenish the side dishes, we will scream “MOAR!!!!!!!!!!”.
We shared a gift for the birthday boys/girl.
KF and Timothy both got a pair of Massimo Dutti cuff links each.
Peng got a bag full of moisturizer and cream.
This was WK’s reaction after we told him we forgot to buy him a present.
WK’s reaction after we told him we were just joking.
After dinner, we had drinks at Smoke & Fire at Gardens Mid Valley. The place was rather dead. There were only a few people there and we took up almost an entire section of the club.
We started off with couple of beers and stout and then moved to whiskey.
The highlight of the night is probably the Flaming Lamborghini. For RM70, I thought it was a little bit pricey but when we saw the thing being served, it was VALUE tou hai kamion!!!
It came with 3 additional shots of shitty stuff.
The entire bar table was on fire! I was reluctant to approach it initially as I fear that the fire will burn my hair and eyebrows -___-
Almost all of us vomited when we took a sip. Peng vomited all over the floor after a few gulp -___-
About 7 – 8 of us shared 3 flamings but we were defeated by it in the end. For the first time, we couldn’t finish our flamings!
We took it back to our table and drank it as shots. It was the worst drink ever.
Towards the end of the night, some of us decided to mix all leftover drinks together and drink it. It was a mixture of stout, beer, flaming and Graveyard.
I went home crashing on the bed immediately. I had to swear off drinks for 2 weeks. Until I meet this fellow…
Guinness and Strongbow mix. Stay tuned for this entry!
When I was young, I found a can of beer in my fridge. I’ve seen people drinking beer on TV and they seem to enjoy it. So out of curiosity, I took the beer and had a sip of it. It ended up in the rubbish bin thereafter. It was terrible!
Years later, I decided to give it a try again. It wasn’t so bad. However, I soon realize that whenever I drink beer, I get blocked nose and a few KGs heavier thereafter.
Then I found Guinness!
It was bitter at first but after a few drinks, I got fond of it. It tastes creamy and thick. Unlike beer, the foam of is best part of the drink!
After drinking it for a few years, I realize that Guinness has a long history behind it. It was created 250 years ago in Ireland by a man by the name Arthur Guinness. 4 years later, he acquired a 9,000 year lease on the four-acre brewery at St. James’s Gate from Mark Rainsford for an annual rent of £45. The lease still exists today at the Guinness Storehouse in Dublin!
And this month, Guinness is sending someone to Dublin, Ireland!
Of course, you have to earn the free tip. Just take a look at the picture below.
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To win the tickets to Dublin, you need to:
1. Study the picture carefully.
2. Follow @GuinnessMY on Twitter or Facebook to get hints
3. Each hint is tied to an element in the illustration. Pairing them together correctly will give you the answer – a fact related to Arthur Guinness and his creation.
For example: The hint given is “How far Arthur saw into the future”. The illustration element that goes with the hint is a shop with ‘9K’ as its lot number and a sign saying it’s leased. The answer is “9,000-year lease”.
4. Compile all your answers and email to firstname.lastname@example.org with name, IC no., and mobile no.
The fastest submission with the most correct answers wins the Grand Prize to Dublin!
Other than the grand prize to Dublin, you are also eligible to win their weekly prizes. It is a pair of Arthur’s Day Mosh Pit tickets worth RM350 each.
Other than the grand prize to Dublin, you are also eligible to win their weekly prizes. It is a pair of Arthur’s Day Mosh Pit tickets worth RM350 each. If you don’t know what Mosh Pit tickets are for, it is for Arthur’s Day Celebration at Sunway Lagoon on the 24th of September!
You will get to see the following artists live!
All you need to do is answer all ‘clues of the week’ as released on Facebook or Twitter correctly before the end of the week. First all correct entry wins the weekly prize!
Week 1 contest period: 23 Aug – 29 Aug
Week 2 contest period: 30 Aug – 5 September
Week 3 contest period: 6 Sept – 12 September
Week 4 contest period: 13 Sept – 19 Sept
Alsooooo… the top 15 fastest submission with the most correct answers win a pair of Arthur’s Day White Zone tickets worth RM98 each.
If you want the easy way out, then join the Man of the Action contest! To do so, you must first “LIKE” the Guinness Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/guinnessmalaysia
Then choose your favourite song. It could be any song – oldies, hiphop, rock, fengtau and recreate it any way you want on the video – sing, dance, re-enact the music video, anything goes.
As an example, check out the video of my fehmes friends Cheesie and kyspeaks the Korean pop star:
Alternatively, you can try the boy’s moves.
Man the harpoons!!!
Once it is done, upload the video onto YouTube. The video must feature a mention of Arthur’s Day 2010 in the title, e.g: “Arthur’s Day 2010: .”
Post your YouTube URL on the Guinness Facebook page together with your name and video title!
For the Man of the Action contest, other than the trip to Dublin, you can win:
1. A pair of Arthur’s Day Mosh Pit tickets worth RM 350 each (Runner-up Prizes for 4 lucky winners)
2. A pair of Arthur’s Day White Zone tickets worth RM 98 each (Consolation Prizes)
All winners will be announced on Tues, 21 September 2010! So hurry up!
By the way, if you want to get tickets for Arthur’s Day, head to
St. Patrick’s Day is just around the corner hence to warm things up, Melvin, Tania, A and I went to Delaney’s @ Federal Hotel for a pint of ‘Black Gold’ to warm up for the event.
When I told my friends about Delaney’s, none of them know about the place. Apparently, the place has been around for more than 10 years.
Even the façade and interior looks old school.
Although it was a Friday night, the place wasn’t crowded. It also had a live band playing some nice tunes.
I was told that over 100 pubs are having a Guinness promotion and Delaney’s is one of them. The promo’s name is Guinness St. Patrick’s Finger Food Festival. I also heard that you can get a redemption stamp card from the barmen to win Guinness St Pat’s hat. All you need to do is to collect 12 stamps.
You have a few choices of finger food. For us, we ordered the Chicken Wing Balls with French Fries.
Duck Meat Spring Roll – not part of the promotion but sounds interestingggg
Waiting for my Guinness to come – Cant wait! Drink fake 1 first..nomnomnom
Here it is!!! woooo My Black Gold!
Chicken Wing Balls – I thought it would look something like fishballs.
Oh, it comes with a free gift. A luggage lock! Great!
I don’t know why but the Guinness Draught at Delaney’s tasted much better. It was fresh and milky! After a long day at work, a big gulp of the Black Gold is magic!
Guinness Stout has always been my preferred choice of alcoholic drinks. It doesn’t give me runny nose like beer and it doesn’t give me hangovers like hard liquor. I wish every bar serves Guinness Stout!
After finishing our finger food, we ordered more food.
Cheese baked potatoes – zomggg the cheeeseee. It came with a generous amount of potatoes – baked to the core with melted cheese spread all over it. Absolutely yummy.
Sheppard’s pie – came with a thick layer of mash potatoes covering a layer of stewed beef. Tassty!
After eating 3 meals with potatoes (French fries, baked potatoes and mashed potatoes), we were stuffed!
As a lead-up to the big day at 1 Utama, 13 GUINNESS outlets across the country including those in Penang, Johor, Melaka, Ipoh, Kota Kinabalu and Kuching will be hosting their very own St. Patrick’s bashes, which will see a combination of live music and fun, exciting activities.
St. Patrick’s Day will be held on 19 March 2010 at 1 Utama, from 6pm onwards. There will be plenty of scrumptious food and entertainment. You can even learn how to pour your own perfect pint and keep the glass – all for RM20!