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DHL IT Services Annual Dinner & Dance 2007

The DHL Asia Pacific IT Services (Cyberjaya)Β had their Annual Dinner & Dance 2007 last Saturday at the KL Convention Centre. Β The theme for that gala night was “Glitz & Glamour” & all guest were requested to wear their best for the night πŸ™‚

The event was great πŸ™‚ The best part, I think, was the entertainment, which featured Harith Iskandar & Reshmonu! πŸ˜€ Harith Iskandar’s slot was the best πŸ˜‰ We had a roaring time of laughter & he kept the crowd entertained for about half an hour! Reshmonu’s slot was filled with groovy music & the floor was opened for dance as well…hehehe…not many people went up for the dance, but it was a great time nonetheless πŸ™‚

The event also saw 4 lucky draw sessions, which kept the crowd hopefuly for something to be brought back with them πŸ˜€ Here are some photos of the event (I’ve some more which ain’t transferred yet):

Toby (GT gang friend), Ruth, Nat (my partner for the night)
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Cha Foo, Ruth, Nat
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The girls (all GTs except SYin, who’s EL’s partner)
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Sharp Aquos 42″ LCD TV (BX Series)
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Ahaha…yes! this 42″ LCD TV is my new baby!! I won it in the Grand Lucky Prize draw at the end of the night πŸ˜† 2nd prize!! It’s a true blessing & I really thank God for such a gift! πŸ˜€ Anyone would wanna buy this baby?? *lol* This event is truly a memorable one for me πŸ™‚ It’s such a rare opportunity that I get to win something SO HUGE! Hahaha…

Kudos to the organizers of the event! All of us look forward to an evenΒ better & more exciting Annual Dinner & Dance 2008!!

* special thanks to:

  • Kris Wong, That Special Occasion, for the lovely dress designed
  • Linda Tan, my mum, who helped in getting the dress done up so beautifully
  • Rachel Wong, my sister & my personal make up artist!
  • Nathaniel A.K, for being my partner for the dinner πŸ™‚
  • JS Low, my cousin, who loaned me the car for the night πŸ˜›
  • all my friends in DHL for making that night a memorable one!
  • GOD!! For the priceless opportunity & a wonderful time!

– Ruth

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PerutBesi’s 1st Day Out 2008!

It’s been just too long since the PerutBesi duo met up with the rest of our uni gang for food & fun πŸ™‚ Since 10th January was a public holiday, Awal Muharam, we made it a point to meet up for a time of food, shopping, & some catch up πŸ˜€

We went all the way to Klang for Bah Kut Teh (pork ribs in herbal soup), but sadly, the one that was recommended by one of Yo’s colleague wasn’t opened today!! 😦 Too bad man. At the end, we had our ‘dose’ of Bah Kut Teh at Pulau …. Seafood Bah Kut Teh Restaurant, in Bukit Tinggi, Klang. The Bah Kut Teh there wasn’t all that nice la. It’s ok, edible, but nothing that special *sigh* Quite disappointed.

After our meal, we spent the rest of the day shopping at AEON/Jusco Bukit Tinggi, the newest shopping mall in Klang, which we heard is the largest Jusco around! Hmm…there wasn’t anything very special about that place, but it was just nice catching up with the gang as well as get some good deals on clothes πŸ˜‰

We ended our shopping spree with a meal at the Black Canyon Coffee, a coffee house that also serves quite a variety of food πŸ™‚ We’re very sure that the gang had a good time today. We surely look forward to more of such outings together! πŸ˜€

The Gang at Black Canyon Coffee
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Strawberry, Hazelnut, Coffee
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Black Iced Coffee
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Ice Cream Drink with coffee! *yums*
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Tom Yam Fried Rice
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Yummy chicken with Thai Sauce dip
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BBQ Chicken Wing
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Special Spring Rolls/Popiah
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– Ruth & Anne

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Retreat at Maxwell Hill, Taiping

Ah, it has been really long since I actually went for a good retreat. This time around, a few church friends & I went up to Maxwell Hill (Bukit Larut) in Taiping πŸ™‚ We were there for only 2 days 1 night (29-30 December 2007) as I can’t take leave on the 31st of December…bah.The journey from KL to Taiping wasn’t too long. We were pretty much excited cos it was the first time that this group is out for a retreat together…heehee… I can’t recall why we we ended up with Maxwell Hill…hmm…but we sure enjoyed our short little break there πŸ˜‰

There were 8 of us in total, 3 guys & 5 girls (we went in 2 cars). Thanks to a friend in Taiping, David, we got everything arranged for us nicely & all we had to do was just to pay & have fun! Hahaha… πŸ˜† We stayed at The Nest, a bungalow situated right at the top of yet another ‘hill’. The hike up to that bungalow was pretty tough as we had our bags & all, but it was enjoyable indeed. Heh.

Well, to cut the story short, the few activities that we had up there were sharing, worship, prayer, makan, UNO card game, & definitely a time of catching up (since we basically meet up only once a year when everyone comes back from overseas). We also went around Taiping town on our 2nd day for makan, makan, & more makan in the 2hours that we had before we left for KL again.

I reckon pictures will speak for itself πŸ˜‰ (though I didn’t take that many with my camera this time around…) I would highly recommend this place if any of you would want a quiet & serene place to relax & shy away from the busy city life.

How our room looks like + the guys (Jinn, Nick, Chris)
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Lunch Day 1 at The Nest
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After lunch, we went for a walk… (L-R: Gloria, Nick, Yith, Jes, Chris, Hsu)
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This was something that I found interesting…I like the formation of the leaves πŸ˜› Ferns!
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The evening sky on Day 1
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Dinner Day 1 at The Nest- steamboat! Yummilicious! Food at The Nest is GOOD! πŸ˜† The home-made fried beancurd items were exceptionally delicious! πŸ˜›
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Group photos taken on Day2 at The Nest
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2nd best cendol in Taiping town- Bismillah Cendol
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Somehow I feel that the cendol ain’t that nice although the place is pretty packed. I much prefer the one that I had in Kuantan…hahaha…I’m yet to find the most delicious cendol, but frankly speaking, I’m not a great fan of cendol, so it won’t be my priority to hunt for the nest cendol after all! πŸ˜‰

I reckon this will be the last post from us for the year 2007. The year has been an exciting one, with loads of events, adventures, & transitions (from uni life to work life) for both Anne & myself. We hope that our dear readers will stay tuned as we continue on our journey for more food, fun, friendship, & adventures!

PerutBesi would like to wish all its readers a very Happy New Year & a great year ahead!!

– Ruth

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Weekend down south…

I made a trip down south to JB with a friend, James, this recent weekend (Saturday-Sunday). The trip was indeed a short one, & quite a rushed one, but it was all good πŸ™‚ We were there to visit our friend, Mabel, who just came back from Aussie for her uni-break.

The entire trip was focused on eating, catching up, & sleeping…hahaha. Our first meal was beef noodles & duck cooked in soy sauce (lou ngap) at Cathay! The beef noodles were pretty good, I’ve to say. It’s different from the Seremban one, but the meat was tender & the flavour was yummy! The duck was also very delicious! Too bad I didn’t manage to take any photos throughout the entire trip using my camera as there were some problems with my camera batteries.

We also had the irresistable ice kacang at Taman Pelangi (with chocolate sauce!) & the ice jelly (finely shaved ice with lemon flavoured jelly, watermelon cubes, & canned fruits of all sorts) for tea on Saturday πŸ˜› Yums! Enjoying such delights really make our day πŸ˜‰

I have to recommend the dinner place that we went to. This restaurant is called San Low. It’s located at Taman Pelangi, Johor Bahru, & it serves very yummy fried baby squids, fried bee hoon, & many other dishes πŸ˜› If you are around that area, you have to stop by that restaurant for a meal (usually opened for dinner). It’s well patroned by locals & Singaporeans alike, & I reckon the price isn’t too steep πŸ™‚

I had such a wonderful time with my friends & family there that it was kinda sad to leave that place on Sunday afternoon. It’ll be at least another 300+ days before I can meet up with Mabel again. Bah. I look forward to more makan & catch up trips like this. It may be rather tiring, but it’s something that keeps me refreshed to face a new week ahead! πŸ˜‰

Darling Mabes, James hon, & Ruthie
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– Ruth

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The Graduated Perutbesi Duo!

Yup, we’ve finally graduated!! Alas, it was a long awaited journey. The past 3 years of studying was indeed an enriching one πŸ™‚ We’ll share more on our convocation soon! As for now, do check out more on our convo in our Perutbesi in the Work-World page. Stay tuned!! πŸ˜†

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– Ruth

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Tuna Boat

After an extremely long time of not having fun in the kitchen, I made the decision to get my hands dirty this morning. Here’s introducing the Tuna Boat! I named it ‘Tuna Boat’ as the shape resembles a boat & it’s loaded with tuna!

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It’s just a simple breakfast idea. With just less than RM6, you can provide breakfast forΒ 5 people!Β A budget breakfast it is πŸ˜‰

All you need is a french loaf a.k.a. baguette, a can of Tomato & Onion Tuna, 1 fresh tomato (chopped), 1 small cucumber (sliced), pepper, & some marjerin or butter for spread…oh, you’ll need an oven toaster too!

1. Cut the loaf into ‘parts’ & slice it into half (like the photo below).

2. Remove some of the ‘bread inside’ to create space for the filling.

3. Spread some butter or marjerin on the loaf & toast it for a while in the oven.

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4. When the loaf is slightly toasted, place a layer of chopped fresh tomatoes into the ‘boat’, followed by the tuna.

5. Place the ‘boat’ into the oven to be toasted again.

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6. When it’s nicely golden-brown/toasted, place some cucumber slices into the ‘boat’…it makes the Tuna Boat taste yummier πŸ˜‰

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7. Finally, wrap the Tuna Boat in clear wrap & you’re ready to get to work with some wholesome, home-made breakfast! πŸ˜›

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Bon apetit! πŸ˜†

– Ruth

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KL Coffee & Tea Festival

Taken from: KL Coffee & Tea Festival 2007

KLCTFest_2007Β  The KL Coffee and Tea Festival 2007 is a three day celebration of everything related to coffee and tea. It showcases some of the finest coffees and teas brought together here in Kuala Lumpur by local and international companies.

With special samplings, fun coffee and tea related activities and great offers and discounts, it is an event not to be missed.

Date:Β Β December 7 – 9, 2007, Fri – Sun, 10 am – 10 pm (daily)
Place: Berjaya Convention Centre (6th Flr), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Among the many happenings at that festival are:

  • A Kung Fu Cha – demonstration
    A demonstration how Chinese Tea should be prepared. (Mandarin / English / Bahasa Malaysia)
  • Discussion – What makes a good cup of coffee
  • Sado – Japanese Tea Ceremony
    A re-enactment of a Japanese Tea Ceremony. (English / Mandarin)
  • Miss Coffee and Tea Competition
  • Talk – Cooking with tea
  • “Teh Tarik” Competition
  • How to brew the perfect cup of Coffee … and many more!

For further information, check out the website

– Ruth

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