Saturday, February 28, 2015

Bangkitlah Matahari

"Far away there in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them, and try to follow where they lead" ~ Louisa May Alcott

Matahari bangunlah
Indahkan hari ini
Bagi kami terus melayari hidup kami
Matahari bangkitlah
Indahkan hari ini
Bagi kami terus menghidupkan cinta kami
Lupakan kisah kisah yang terjadi
Mengharap sinar
Sinaran darimu

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Bruno's Steaks and Burgers - Desa Sri Hartamas

"The only time to eat diet food is while you're waiting for the steak to cook..." ~ Julia Child

Hello readers.

Its been a while. Its the CNY holidays and Airiel is off with his dad for the weekend.

I have time to update.

The foodie in me was intrigued when I first saw the review of this place in EatDrinkKL.  It was also close to where I work so I decided to check the place out.

Meet the meat man, my man Danial. He used to work in a bank and realised that meat was his calling. God Bless you for this realisation Danial. His nickname growing up was Bruno, which eventually became the name of this place.

Sorry for the bad photography but I was hungry at the time. Bruno's specialty is  Sous-vide steaks and burgers but he also has duck.

All of his burgers, steaks and duck are kept in this sous-vide machine until someone makes an order. Danial was proudly showing us all the steaks, he had rib-eye and sirloin on the day I made my trip. I chose a 280gram rib eye.

Danial then set about making the grill nice and hot for my order of steak just the way I like it..

Each order comes with a side of salad, caramelised onions, mash and mustard. When I  hadfinished my steak and was chatting with Danial, he showed me his secret stash of homemade dried cili padi flakes. Didn't manage to eat with my steak but I tried a teeny bit.  Be sure to ask for it when you're there to have with your meat if you can stand fiery flavours, it was the bomb! 

And Danial sure knows how to cook my meat, just the way I like it. Rare to Medium Rare. Chomp chomp yummy yummy. And just like that, 280 grams of meat was gone...

The steaks are lightly seasoned with salt and pepper so that you can taste the true flavour of the meat. 

The price tag was  the biggest surprise. Prices differ on a daily basis, but for a 280gram-300gram steak, you wont may pay more than 30 bucks for it, guaranteed. Ini harga kasi mati people.

Since these pictures were taken, I have been there a couple more times, hehhe.

Head on over and have some meat euphoria for yourselves. Call Bruno for advanced orders. Jgn nangis kalau steak dah habis sbb tak cop dulu. 

Head on over to Bruno's at this address:-

Jalan 25/70A, Desa Sri Hartamas (near Pelita)
Open daily from & 7pm but call in advance to make reservations on your food at 016-3350295

Have a good CNY everyone.

Stay out of the sweltering heat.

Much love from Airiel and I.

Peace and love to everyone.

Friday, February 13, 2015

Rest now, beloved Murabbi

"Death must be so beautiful. To lie in the soft brown earth, with the grasses waving above one's head, and listen to silence. To have no yesterday, no tomorrow. To forget time, to forgive life, to be at peace..." ~ Oscar Wilde

In the name of Allah, the Beneficient, the Merciful.

Today is a day of mourning.
My father's uncle and Tuan Guru Nik Aziz, lovingly referred to by all of us Malaysians as "Tuan Guru" passed away within hours of each other.
What a day to return to the Almighty, the night before Jumaat. Where a soul is guarded safe by the Almighty from the slights of the qubur.
I cannot help but think of my angel son, and my angel Palestine daughter (not born of blood but of soul).
But enough about me.
Why was he so loved? People who have never met him, never knew him shed tears at his passing, felt loss, felt grief.
He lived a simple life despite his elevated status and position. He shunned excessive material possession and positions. He not only believed in his faith, he actually lived it. He was honest. He was simple. He was truly afraid of the Almighty. Dia memahami erti 'keikhlasan'. He embodied what all of us wished we could be but know could never hope to achieve.
For this his enemies respected him.
For this his friends and family were devoted to him.
For this the rest of us LOVE and ADORE him.

The sea of people sending him to his final resting place

This picture struck me the most. This police officer couldn't hold back his tears looking at the final resting place when this picture was taken. 

My dearest Almighty. Forgive him, bestow mercy upon him, pardon him, accord him noble provisions and grant him space, wash him with water, snow and hail, purify him from sins as You have purified the white garment from soiling, give him a better abode in Jannah in place of his present one, a better family in Jannah in place of his present one, and a better companion in Jannah in place of his present one; admit him to Jannah, protect him from the trials and tribulations of the hereafter and save him from the fire.

Tuan Guru, we will miss you.

Truly, to Allah we belong and truly, to Allah we shall return.

Have a good weekend everyone.

Much love from Airiel and I.

Peace and love to everyone.

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Okonomi Sushi "What's Your Roll?" - Publika

"Life itself is the proper binge" ~ Julia Child

Hello readers,

I'm sorry for the lack of updates.

Work has been crazy that I have not had time to breathe.

Just wanted to give you a foodie update this time around. There is this new place in Publika.

Cute tagline ehh?

The concept is simple, you make your own sushi.

We choose the filling, the sauce and they will do  the rest. The waiters are helpful and will recommend and explain to you which combinations work best.

Based on the recommendations, I came with up my own roll.

Tadaaa! It was a softshell crab something roll. Awesome

I was also hungry so I ordered the chicken katsu curry. There are available dishes on the menu which does not require you customizing so you can order it off the bat. This was nice.

The prices are I suppose pretty standard for a place in Publika, but definitely not on the lower end of the price range.

You guys should give it a try.

Some of the readers want updates on clothing escapades. Okay okay. Sorry about the lack of that. It's not that I have been shopping less (confirm tak!) but I have not managed to share it with you guys je. 

One of these days I will. Pinky promise.

Much love from Airiel and I.

Peace and love to everyone.

Tuesday, February 3, 2015


"Everyone has their weak spot. The one thing that, despite your best efforts, will always bring you to your knees, regardless of how strong you are otherwise..." ~ Sara Dessen

Miss you little one...

I'm weak in the knees for you
But I'll stand if you want me to
My legs are strong and I move on
But my baby I'm weak in the knees
For you...