as good as it gets

getting older There are some things in life that you just can’t run and hide from, one of which is getting older simply because… well one is just too old to run. Undoubtedly most of you would remark, “no you are not old, you are still so young etc”. But I can tell you this much — my youth deserted me over the weekend.

Hence the Salonpas pain relieving patch thingy on my arm. I don’t do sports, I don’t run, I don’t have hardcore sex, I don’t do a Yehudi Menuhin on my Stradivarius down South; the ache just quietly crept in. The patch thing works so good that I now have some over my back and neck, and I shall go buy some more.

Yes it is a mid twenties life crisis sort of thing.

Last Saturday I attended a colleague’s wedding dinner at the Ah Yat Abalone Forum Restaurant, located at Jln. Pudu opposite the Tung Shin hospital. Post-beer, of course.

Jaime, Suanie and beer

Anyway I almost skipped it because I wasn’t really feeling up to it (refer to patch thing on arm photo above). Jaime said that I had to attend, because there would be abalone which is of course a Chinese delicacy; an abalone dish at a wedding dinner is some sort of a status reflection — “WE ARE RICH WE ARE RICH WE ARE RICH!!!” That was my impression growing up anyway.

The dinner was good, more to do with friends and colleagues I’ve known for years. Okay one last thing on abalone — I don’t understand why it’s a delicacy; it tastes rubbery, it tak serap rasa, it’s not economically feasible and one tiny serving of it doesn’t exactly leaves me hankering for more.

/end absurd traditional Chinese notions of good food rant

But I’ll show you a photo of it anyway, along with some other stuff I ate yesterday.

weekend food

There, the abalone with mushrooms on top left. Okay, it looks good I admit, but we all know that looks can be very deceiving. Or maybe what I’m trying to say very inarticulately is that it doesn’t taste as good as it should with how it looks. Ahah!

And next to it was Sunday lunch. KY blogged about it here. One fish for one person, yay so happy!

And I had coconut water and maybe 18 hours later, a small cake bought from Cold Storage. Part of their Xmas cake sale thingy. Cake is always good.

Here are some random people.

Assorted people with Suanie

And here’s a backdated photo of when we were at Thai Club, when I was feeling more springy than I am now.

Suanie and friends at Thai Club

And here’s a fan spelling my name with her lithe youthful body.

Suanie's fan club, lmao

Bwahahahahahaha so on! Thanks Joel ๐Ÿ˜€

And this is HB on the front page of Metro Ahad, 27 Nov 2005. The smudge bit on the top right was because I don’t really want to see dead bodies on Monday morning.

Metro Ahad 27112005

Like we do not have a bigger problem at the moment, eh? Hello? Cops? Corruption? Stripping? Ear squats? More Chinese nationals lodging police reports about being mistreated when they were here in Malaysia?

Priorities I tell ya.

Which led me to thinking; even NST has gone tabloid-size. Who is gonna be respectable now?

Malaysia, this is as good as it gets. Sorry about being cranky and pessimist and all that. It’s the strained muscles, I swear.



  1. yeah…Think they all purposely playing it up as diversion from their own fuckedup issues. chicken shits. Feel free to edit this comment. Bwahha. ๐Ÿ˜›

  2. Sounds familiar… I use salonpas too, heheh ๐Ÿ˜€ old bones.

  3. Eh what mid-20s crisis? It’s from all your acrobatic spelling moves la..

    Or izzit the PMS thing?

    Anyhow, sex cures everything ๐Ÿ˜›

  4. minishorts says:

    abalone is yucky. why izzit so expensive anyway? it’s like that japanese octopus thingy, chewing on thick yucky rubber band, that’s what it is.

    well, the chinese papers are not tabloid sized, although the content in the chinese papers is… well… uh… everything like everything.

  5. you just miss me, i know.

  6. Dabido(Teflon) says:

    “no you are not old, you are still so young etc”.

    You were right! I did say it!!! ๐Ÿ˜‰

    ‘I don’t do sports, I don’t run, I don’t have hardcore sex, I don’t do a Yehudi Menuhin on my Stradivarius down South’
    I stand corrected, You ARE OLD. At your age I was playing American Football & breaking ribs etc (and at 27 was on state team), I used to run (now I get a bruised face from the bouncing belly), was having hardcore sex with my missus, um … er … a little younger than you was playing guitar on stage and in two different recording studios … but I suspect you meant something else with that ‘south’ reference.

    What can I do to fix this Suanie????? Wanna go sky diving one weekend? Or White Water Rafting?

  7. The quality of abalone varies depending on where they are caught. I have bought cheap Chile canned abalone for less than 100 ringgit a can as well as expensive Australian abalone costing three times as much. Frankly, not being someone who eats abalone frequently, I cannot tell the difference. I do not think restaurants will ever give top quality abalone as they have to turn in a profit. Probably a can of cheap abalone cooked and shared by two tables would be the more likely scenario. Still, the picture looks appetising.

  8. but u hv great friends ard u, dats satisfying enuff.

  9. I see spongefox in action there.

  10. I don’t get abalone, it’s nothxly.

    Much like sharksfin, which tastes of nothing, has no nutritional value and is CRUEL!! It’s pointless.

    Nice post btw, let’s have more nice posts, yay!

  11. come gym with me suan.

    i think i need one of that old folks home perfume shit. my left thigh hurts so much i can’t sit down for long periods of time.

  12. HB…. ๐Ÿ™

  13. FINALLY. After months and months and months of asking!!! You finally blog some food!!! Thank you – the wait was tantric – but worth it ๐Ÿ™‚ Nic.

  14. i think there are too many pictures of me here. =/

  15. 1) the “authorities” can’t even mind real life problems properly, and now they wanna venture to the virtual world?

    2) look like nicotine patch leh. =P oh shucks, what was I thinking?!?! =P *muax*

  16. The authorities can rim my anus for what they’re worth.

  17. FA: nonid to edit edit ๐Ÿ˜›

    Lenny: I found out that the bad thing is that when you peel it off, IT HURTS LIKE MOFO SHITZ A$$ #$&*(@$)@$*(#)

    spiller: not my acrobatic spelling moves k.. I can no longer do these things ๐Ÿ™

    minishorts: eh I love baby octopus because it is something like in the sotong group and I love sotong. And it’s not that expensive to make a fuss about. So different categories mah.

    kim: oh but of course you know everything, my love

    Dabido: oh you were in my mind when I wrote that ๐Ÿ˜› no sports please, the bones may just break there and then.

    viewtru: but the real thing is not as good as it looks. on the contrary, I look unappetising, but believe me… heh…

    Lord Vendetta: yes, they kind of fill my life

    Paul: debut appearance of spongefox on my blog leh hehehehe next time I’m gonna do a stopwatch. No gym unless you gimme an employees wellness programme.

    ST: I don’t think abalone is that cruel since today it’s mostly harvested from abalone farms and it’s a clam thingy, not like sharks. But yeah, bleughhhhhhh.

    Lainie: ๐Ÿ™

    Nic: Okay okay point taken ๐Ÿ˜›

    KY: likewise, no?

    S: virtual worlds *are* part of the real world, 2005 is the changing year for blogs and ‘real life’. lol that would be a HUGE nicotine patch and I’d prolly die of nicotine overdose

    Ghost Hack: ewww

  18. Dabido(Teflon) says:


    So no Sky diving?? No White Water Rafting?? No Sexercise?? Man, give up and become a nun dear. ๐Ÿ™‚

    [And i feel safe that you won’t kick me in da nuts now. Cause that’s like martial arts type stuff which is a sport!] ๐Ÿ˜› ppptttthhhhh!!!! hee hee.

    *doesn’t run*

  19. salonpas is teh pwn!

  20. i mean the big big white colour one… with the red colour tentacles. when they serve it raw its yuck.

  21. I love abalone! Acquired taste thing, I guess. BTW, aren’t you a little too young to be having *hot flashses* ??

  22. Hey that’s a really cool photo

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