Wednesday, 30 April 2014

Picture Day -READ!-



Read! In the name of your Lord Who has created,

He has created man from a clot,
Read! and your Lord is Most Generous,
Who has taught by the pen,He has taught man which he knew not.  
Surah 96. Al Alaq (1-5)

Monday, 28 April 2014

Lobster Lunch!!! Nyum Nyum Nyum

Salam and good day readers!

Last Sunday, my beastie and I went to hunt for some lobsters for lunch. Hahaha!! Sounds like we went to the sea...

No sailor! It's easy and simple now. You can get 2 medium sized lobsters with 2 sides for just 20 pounds at Burger & Lobster Restaurant. I found out from a friend of mine that posted her picture via Facebook. So I went straight on the next day. =D

If you Google, there's actually a few that you can find in London. But I went to the one on Dean Street. If you stop at Tottenham Court Road Station through the Central Line, go to the south exit of the station and head to the left. You will see Dean Street on the left after 5 minutes walking. Go straight and you'll find the restaurant on the left hand side.


Beside Dean Street there's a place called Soho. It's like a small park. It was so beautiful at that time because flowers are starting to bloom. 




We arrived just 2 minutes before 12 and the place opened at 12. So lucky! So we immediately got a seat and didn't have to wait for so long.


The staff was very friendly and helpful. As I said before, the price for the lobster with the shell cost 20 pounds together with fries and salad sides. They have 2 choices of main course other than the lobster in shell which are lobster with roll and burger. Simple menu right?


For Lobster in shell they will give you an apron coz it'll get messy.... this stick to pull out the lobster.

We also ordered drinks... Iced tea with Lemon, apricot and some other citrus fruits in it. It wasn't that good though and it costs 4.50 each.

This is the lobster....tadaaa....


I'm ready to eat!!!!


You have a choice for the sauce either Lemmon and garlic or plain butter. Choose lemon and garlic of course!!! soooo gooood.....
The lobster's 'meat' is chewy and somewhat soft...I don't know how to explain it in more details. The meat just come right off the shell... so tender and juicy
The restaurant got packed for just a few minutes after opening.

There's also people waiting to be seated outside. So if you want to come here, do like I did. Arrive just before opening. Hehe...

After lunch, we went to Chinatown which is just at the end of the same road. We bought Chastime to rinse our throats. We were lucky again because there weren't a lot of people here. Usually there will always be a line until outside of the store except for today...* feeling blessed*

After we had our drink, we thought to search for the bus stop that had Pepsi max advert for April Fool. Very cool...

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So we went to search at Oxford street.... Found some other interesting stuff. This bus is actually at New Oxford Street. Totally different place. From Oxford street, just walk straight towards east..heading to Holborn station/ Russel Square. So..we didn't find it in the end...haha...silly...

We went and bought ice cream to quench our thirst.


 And we found this band which I forgot from which organization. it's a church or worship org. of some sort.

 The played some songs, and preach in between. Smart and interesting way of spreading the word eh? Have a listen.

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There's this cute baby street performer too...haha


of course it's not a real baby...duh~~

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That's all for now

Until next time....http://eemoticons.net






Thursday, 17 April 2014

The Piano Guys Concert

Salam and good day readers! Do you know who are The Piano Guys? They are this Youtube sensation consist of a guy playing the piano and a guy playing a cello. I went to their concert last Wednesday at Shepherds Bush Empire. I am such a huge fan of theirs. 




I love this pic. It looks so London. haha...


The tix for the night's show has been sold out for weeks! 


Our seats were at the Level 3..the very top!


See how far up we are...woohooo....


A girl that sat next to us was nice enough to took our picture. =D


And the show begins...


This is the part where they played One Direction: What Makes You Beautiful with 4 pianoguys using one piano.


We were able to go to level 2 to take closer pictures from the stage. The staff here are super nice too..


After the show, we saw some people waiting outside and my friend asked maybe the band will come out that way and that maybe we should wait for them as well. So we waited...and waited...for more than an hour. more and more people leave...until there's only 8 people left...

We were one of the last one standing...and....


We got to meet the band!!! It was soooooo worth it!!!


These guys are super nice. They talked to us and entertained us when we asked for autographs and pictures even when they are in a hurry to go. 


I will surely stay as their fans...and hope I can come and see them again soon. (^_^)

Some of the videos during the concert for you to enjoy...

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Adelle, Rolling in the deep

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Bourne Vivaldi. Vivaldi + Bourne Ultimatum theme song

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Coldplay, Viva la vida

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Kung Fu Piano

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Don't worry, Be happy + Phantom of the opera


Sunday, 13 April 2014

Crepe Party

Salam and good day y'all!

Last Saturday, a friend of mine,Kankou from UCL invited me for a crepe party at her house. She's actually was born in Guinea but have been living in France all her life. Crepe is a french cuisine, so logically that's why she invited us and a few of her classmates to make the crepes ourselves...heehuu~

It's fairly easy actually. She already prepared the batter beforehand because she said it needs to be set for 30 minutes to make it raise. Then all we do is just put it on a pan and cook it. See the demo that she did...

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And after that..it's our turn to try...weeee....=D



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First put a little bit of oil or butter to prevent it from sticking to the pan. Then put the batter in (just a little bit so it's not too thick, or else it'll become pancake instead). Then roll the pan around like in the video to make them spread around the pan.

Then...for the flip....ahaaa...

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Tada...


These are some of the crepes that we made...we put on caramel, some put chocolates, there's peanut butter and some fruits like apples, bananas and strawberries....weeeee!!!




The caramel was heavenly but she brought them from France. So how can I get my hands on them again???!! 

These are mine and Zahirrah's successful crepes...nice right? *mine is on the left*


Some of them brought their local food from all over the world. There's a Malaysian guy brought Green Chicken (Ayam masak cili hijau). It was awesome!!!


Everyone couldn't wait to get their face stuffed with this...yum..yum..yum...


This dish was made especially for the organizer..Kankou...haha...


Other dishes from other parts of the countries...this is a local dish from Bangladesh. It's just a simple dish consisting of cabbage, some chilies and onions and pepper.


This dish is from Taiwan. A red bean noodle. Fairly simple to make too...but i don't know how..heh~


Kankou also made this vege cake. It has no eggs and butter in it. She put some berries in the middle and coconut shavings on top. 


Her house is situated at Canada Water, quite near from the train station. You can come here either by Jubilee line underground train or overground train. 

This is where her house is.




After the party, we went for a little walk. The surrounding area was such a beautiful place. If I lived here, I would stroll around every single day.

There's a canal all the way to her house from the train station.


Imagine just sitting down in a beautiful afternoon, reading or just spending time with friends. Having a stroll along the canal, it's heavenly.


There are duckies too...And the water is blue!!


The duckies built their nests here too...


We found a playground on the way and just couldn't resist to go and play! hahaha...


Land ahoy!


The end of the canal is this lake...


You can see the shards from here...see the building at the very left 


 There's a sleeping swan at the lake...awww....


It's feathers are sooooo white!



This duck is sitting with it's eggs...so cute! you can see the eggs. =D 


And there's SAKURA... 


para-para sakura....lalalala~