Sunday, 24 July 2011

Succumbed to the state of serenity

 I had lost my beloved aunt  about a month ago, I was in India at the time,She suffered from Liver cancer and we know Liver cancer is a serious illness.
Up until today , I do not  know  what to feel about losing her, of course we all know that everyone of us will die and for a month I have  been lying to myself that it will be ok,
For a  pro in  sadness and grieve I am accepting this with open heart , she is in a better place and left me with this pain in my heart.

She is a good person who  never talks bad about others and loving me  her niece with the story books, soups, laksas and chocolate cakes that we shared together...it will always be in my heart.
I have to accept the  fact  that everyone's getting old and will leave me.
This fact took me to my own state of serenity as a moslem to accept my fate and makes the most of my life.
We all know that is  what those who had left me wants for me...to reach my true potential and be happy.

As I snapped  my finger while sitting on my grandma's swing, I tied up my  pink converse's lace and we drove  back to our house.My dad and my aunt is in a better , much better place right now....

Hi Azura, Welcome to the state of serenity.



Looks can be deceiving these pictures has got nothing to do  with my story.




we all need  this ligh
from our fish pond
In Bangkok at a nice quaint little restaurant  with my dealer Nut who had captured this.
With our old friend Helen who runs a coffee shop , I there since I was 3 when my late father was working in The United States of Serenity

Saturday, 23 July 2011

Dr Jekyll, Miss Hyde and Doctor Angels

Dear Arrogant doctor,

Remember  when you  arrogantly told me that you're a specialist , a neurologist ?

Do you remember how I bash you back and told you off, I want you to remember what I had said and never ever treated anyone who never been to Med school like that ever again.You had given your private hospital the smelliest of name.So screw that.



It was not trigerminal neuralgia and all the tegretol that my mother was not tolerating at the time is the first investigation info that you could actually USE.
When the problem is in the jaw have you ever thought about investigating the area before  making assumptions that it is  Trigerminal neuralgia?

My mother was wrongly diagnosed for 6 years and she had lost those years, who are we to blame?
I would understand if they make a proper investigation with the money that I had paid them so that they can pay their Merc and Porsche.

Thanks to Dr Ng who is one experienced  surgeon ,  a specialist with an extremely  good  track record and yet humble  and kind. A true doctor and I would suggest anyone with oral issue to visit him.

It happened that he removed some particles from my mum mother's  jaw and she is pain free now...just in 45 minutes he changed my mother's life.

We had seen 4 specialists prior to this most of them have a nice personality and one of them is so arrogant.I can forget and forgive for she had risked my mum's life and yet  spoken in such a rude manner , I would suggest her to go and get her head sorted I do not to cause her trouble by reporting her to the board because I know her background,It 's ok to be poor in the pocket, but to have a poor  personality,I truly feel sorry for her.


Dear Fantastic Doctors,

Thanks to Dr Ng and his team at Section 25 PJ great nurses, great clinic and complete with hi tech equipment and also our dentist Dr Lou in Jalan Bukit Bintang  , he will be moving to PJ soon  but with these people who had treated my mum... I will always be praying for your happiness,health and wealth.Thank you for working  with sincerety.









Friday, 1 July 2011

Bangkok chapter 555

The booth in progress 
This story happened 6 days and 20 hours before I departed for Bangalore India...


I am a Chef that travels for living.I love my job and I think it is the best job in the world.I love my bosses, my immediate boss who is probably reading this occasionally and I love my colleague especially those who assist me constantly with endless support.At Orved, we are bullish on venturing into new market and we love what we do , we conserve food and we cook food  sous vide, I do not need to advertise  what sous vide is, so check out yourself by googling it.


This trip to Bangkok marked our first ever exhibition in Thailand and we are looking forward to  a great venture with our newly appointed dealership Gibthai that is kind enough to have supplied us with drinking bottled water and  cute likkle pen.


I don't get to take much pictures because I was always working  giving speeches and reading and replying mails.i managed to  sneak a coffee with Nancy and Patrick.it was nice seeing these faces that soothes my heart.I hope we will always be like this, living in each other's heart and when we see each other , we could have great coffee again! 




manna at SIAm Paragon
The red t shirt ers 




Bangkok is Bangkok and honestly it is a great city to hang out over the weekend but when you are there for work, it is just another city filled with traffic and confusion for me... good confusion that is...


My  view opposite my friend's hotel
I 'll be back soon Bangkok since I ain't got much time to do shopping the other day.


probably the  biggest cocktail do  I have ever been
My boudoir at The Marriot Courtyard, fantastic hotel

Raw ,Unedited ,uncensored... Bangalore

The guy who at the first place refuse to take me to my hotel in the rain over the long route since he was not allowed to enter Brigade road the shopping area near my hotel, but he did manage to sent me as I offered double and said thanks to him many times.Courtesy and extra cash can seldom go wrong.
One of the reason that makes staying at  Iris  worthwhile, the chef's smile(he is probably reading this) and his FOOD, awesome food name it  breakfast , lunch or burger.vadaa breakfast  is highly recomended by  yours truly.
I am watching you in the rain... on my way back  to my hotel in rainy Bangalore
Chilli oil in ORVED sous vide bags.
Battery operated TATA
Son and mother.
He is not even with Celfrost, our dealership, but he helped and on the third day I learnt that he don't work for them.
Thank you for  helping me throughout the show.
My latest toys
oohhh sexy! the fastest vacuum packer? the right one is my favorite.
Auto, gotta love em
A place I wanted to go but have no space of time to actually sit down and have a proper meal or drink.
Viknatesh  the guy who made me coffee with smile everytime without fail also one of the  reason to go back to  the cafe.
Mother and son selling sweet corn, I end up buying 2 and gave to another drum seller down the street.
Yes, I am againts   peeing in the public too.
Kohinoor down  brigade road that is full of character
Fun people
Garbage truck!
Brigade road
I said so many times that I wanted to go to India, browsing through pictures of my late father  when he once went  to New Delhi with his friend makes me feel like I wanted to be in front of Taj Mahal and  visiting  all the amazing cities  in India.
Then here comes Celfrost inviting  orved to join them at one of the biggest Hospitality show in Southern India.honestly all the visa and the travel arrangement was a bit of a nightmare having to arrive from Bangkok after a week of Som tam , Tom yam and staying at the prestigious Sukhumvit address and prepared to fly again after merely 10 hours.This is among the insanest thing I had ever done but luckily i took a good care of myself , a slight fatigue on my first day in Bangalore but second day i was rolling , shopping and  making friends already.
Despite what I had commented on my facebook about IRIS hotel and how some of my wishes aren't fully fulfilled , I must say Mr Nair, Mirza and the rest of the  cafe team did an excellent job  in making customers happy that I had forgotten about the rest of my unhappiness and how less than convenient to actually log on the  internet and few other incidents.Thank you Iris most of all thank You Mr Nair the GM  for trying his best to make the guest all happy.

Cow outside  the retail shops
Things that I managed to do is get like many kurti for me to wear during this tropical sticky weather, they are bloody colourful , went to sky bar  which is a gorgeous place but we didn't carry our cameras with us -mind you you can't dance there, you can pretend dance but no real dancing  it's illegal, nevertheless it's a gorgeous place.

May I have this building for my restoration project please?

Commercial ctreet
A chapel near Garuda Mall, that's where you should go , GARUDA MALL
Traffic to the Airport
Bengaluru Airport
The coffee shop that only accepts AMEX which I think is silly because none of us  use AMEX except for my friend Keith
I love the sky.



India is what I expected it to be,I only drink bottled water I love it's people , I feel the pain of the poverty,I love the colourful fabrics,I adore my business associates and  I love TATA nano.

it's a beautiful India indeed and I only had seen Bangalore!

NONE OF THIS PICTURES HAD BEEN RETOUCHED.