Saturday, February 28, 2015

Exploring... Journeys End..

Alas, all good things must come to an end as must my holiday (until the next one where I hope to add some Seoul to the watch). The next few posts on my blog will be to complete the Exploring Okinawa and also the food exploring I 'went' on this trip... 

As we embark on the first half of our journey 'back'...

Little joys you find in airport lounge....

Red Velvet Cake. This cake is getting popular here in Malaysia. :)

Marble Cheese Cake. I have a weakness for cheese cake, actually a weakness for cheese. :)

First half of the journey...

As the flight for our second half of the trip is delayed, it allowed me some time in the lounge in HKIA. Bar-B-Q pork noodle soup, a variation to the popular Hong Kong Cantonese Wonton Noodle soup. 

On board for the second half of the trip home. 

Indeed, I am impressed with the lume. 

Friday, February 27, 2015

Exploring.... colours....


The pink drink is basically a mix of a local favorite and a Taiwan favorite. The drinks starts off as Bandung, which is Rose Syrup mixed with sweet condensed milk. The Taiwan part is the pearls or bubble. This is from Bubble tea, basically tapioca balls in milk tea. So, now we have Bandung Bubble.

The blue drink is new to me. It is technically the same as Bandung, but blue in color. It is called Soda Gembira (Happy Soda). It is basically, some blue coloring with cream soda and sweet condense milk. 

The green drink is basically green coloring mixed with cream soda (or Ice Cream Soda as it is known locally). The drink reminds my children of the melon drink you find in Japan. 

Watch shopping in Malaysia Part 15

Finally one of the shopping mall that we as a family use to frequent have finally reopen after a long drawn rebuild. The Jaya Supermarket in Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia is an old shopping mall. It was an icon and a modern shopping mall back on the 80s and 90s. It was torn down and was to be rebuild, but the rebuild took a long time. However, the good news is, it is finally ready. 

So, decided to visit the place and to check out if the place still have many of its old tenants and old charm. Looks like there were some that came back and yet many that have left. Oh well.....

Anyway, spotted these in the mall.....

A new name but links to a very old one. De' Time watch shop. I understand it is part of Hing's Watch. Catering to a different clientele perhaps?

It is good to see them back in Jaya. Old name, and old tenant. :)

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Good fortune... Exploring

Some good fortune in the shape of a Mandarin Orange (cake), gold coins (chocolate coins), carp (cake) and Ang Pow (Red Packet), which was actually filled with money, from the hotel we were staying in. Very nice touch. 

Tudor Black Bay, got history?

About a year ago, I posted this:

In this blog posting, I wondered if the Tudor Black Bay (Red) had any history and perhaps not a mismatch of parts after all, i.e. Snowflake hands and round hour marker dial. Well, it looks like there is history after all with the Tudor reference 94010. This particular reference was issued with Snowflake hands and the round hour marker dial. And below is the link to a pretty well done research, posted on the Rolex Forum, on the reference 94010....

Pretty cool...

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Nooka X

Spotted these at a local bookstore. Tempted I am...

Nooka X DC Comics watches....

Justice League of America. Cool... Evidently it is a Limited Edition collection for Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia and Thailand. 

More information here:

Some photographs from Nooka.

From left to right, Superman, Flash, Batman, Green Lantern and Wonder Woman. I am liking the Batman version. 

Photographs: Nooka

As for the Hello Kitty collaboration:

Taking a break...

Taking a break from the daily grind, having a cuppa....

Since I am having hot chocolate, I don't get a biscotto. I guess the replacement is a tad hard.... :)

Anyhow, as I am sipping my chocolate, I was perusing this.... Which decided to follow me home. 

ISBN: 978-0-7892-1143-9
Stefan Muser
Peter Braun
Michael Ph. Horlbeck

Classic Wristwatches 2014-2015 The Price Guide for Vintage Watch Collectors. And no, I am not getting into vintage watches. I lack the necessary knowledge (and moolah)...

The index. Not bad in terms of brand coverage. Makes an interesting reference.

Some of the content...

There is a brief about the brands before they list the prices of the watches. To be honest? There are mistakes.... :(

Would I recommend the book? Yes, as at USD35, it makes an acceptable reference guide. 

Friday, February 20, 2015

Tudor 79090

I never thought I would be able to see this watch again. The last time I saw this watch a long time ago. A single owner watch and have been worn since it was bought in the 1990s and have never been serviced. 

The Tudor 79090 with my Polar.

A beautiful watch. I like the watch.

Still running strong. 

Rolex case back and crown. :)

Still on its original folded bracelet. 

A lovely patina has developed on the dial and hands. 

The Watch Atelier...

Spotted this while I was fill in up my car with gasoline. 

Closer view...

Emmm.... Evidently the place was opened sometime in June last year. Something to investigate next week as it is Chinese New Year and the place is closed for the holidays. From their website,

They carry some very interesting brands....

Manufacture Contemporaine Du Temps
Lang&Heyne Dresden
Pierre DeRoche
ZZ Watches
Nord Zeitmaschine


They are located in Bangsar, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Food Exploring, Sagun

I am indeed a happy camper. Found a dessert that I use to have when I was a child, a long time ago (when dinosaurs ruled the Earth). It is called Sagun and it is popular among the Malays and the Peranakan (Straits Born Chinese). I can't even remember when I last had this dessert. 

The Sagun or Sesagun or Sagun Sagun as it known.

It is basically grated coconut toasted or dry fried. It is then mixed with dry fried rice flour (option mixed with glutinous rice flour) and dry fried with sugar. The mix is then blended. 

The Sagun on a spoon. 

Closer view. 

I am indeed happy. I could finish the entire bottle in one sitting.