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Written by crizlai on May 29th, 2013 | Filed under: awareness, event, food, penang

Coming this June 2013, Penangites would get the opportunity to experience a mammoth Thai festival that has never been in such a large scale since the last decade. Under the banner “Thai Festival 2013”, the event would be held from 6-10 June 2013, 10.00am-11.00pm at one of Penang’s premier event locations, Penang Times Square. Entrance would be FREE.

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You would be expecting to see more than 50 booths at the site with approximately 70 traders there to promote their goods and services. There would be lots of choices of Thai cuisine namely the infamous Khao Neaw Ma Muang (Mango Sticky Rice), dry food stuff, prepacked ready-to-cook paste, handcrafts, fashionable clothes & accessories, local products and many interesting stuff to make your visit worthwhile.

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Don’t forget, there would also be some cultural performances too. So, do make yourself available during the period for a nice day out with your family and friends. Do check out their FaceBook for more information: http://www.facebook.com/ThaiFest

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Other events of the same name held in other states can be view as below:

Thai Festival 2013 (Kelantan): 25 Feb – 3 Mar 2013

Thai Festival 2013 (Terengganu): 5-11 February 2013

Thai Festival 2012 (Kelantan): 29 May – 4 June 2012

Thai Festival 2012 (Kedah): 27 June – 1 July 2012

Thai Festival 2011 (Terengganu): 27-31 May 2011


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Written by crizlai on May 5th, 2011 | Filed under: food, lifestyle, rant


The world of themed café as those from overseas has finally hit Penang with the opening of yet another popular cafe namely Clinic Café. The concept behind this pork-free and alcohol-free themed café was inspired by the atmosphere within a hospital environment where “patients” would come in for their daily “doses” of treatments. Eventually, most “patients” would leave the clinic, contented with their fun-filled “treatments”.

Ever since its first branch opening in Seberang Jaya, Penang in early 2010, Clinic Café has gained many receptive feedback by the public, especially from the young and middle aged groups. With this confidence, Clinic Café has opened another door to those on the island with the opening of its second branch within the premises of Gurney Plaza, Penang. Based on the same concept and theme as its successor, the red and white walled café with tinted glasses of medical products provides a more spacious and comfortable environment for its “patients” to get the best of “treatments”.

Walking into the cafe would be like walking into another state-of-the-art hospital but with a panoramic view of Gurney Drive’s beach front. There would be rows of hospital beds converted into sofas and wheel chairs with operation theatre lamps shining above each table. The walls would be covered with many exhibits, namely posters of the human body functions and medical equipments. There’s even a small clip board at the side of each “bed” to record your “diagnosis”. You might even be surprised to find that the food and beverage area is being named as the Surgery Room. They would ensure that you would be treated with the right “remedies”. If you are unsure of anything, why don’t you check out with the easily available and professionally dressed doctors, nurses and surgical staff? Too bad, you won’t get them to be in sexy nurse lingerie as it’s against the law here to be sexually exposed.

Who said hospital food can be real bad and not appetizing at all? At Clinic Café, you would be ascertained to get your value for money worth of food. There would be items ranging from appetizers, local, oriental, Western, pastas, snacks to fresh juices, smoothies, yoghurts, milkshakes and more. Don’t get shocked on how the food would be presented to you as they may come in aluminum kidney trays, multi dishes trays and laboratory glassware.

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Written by crizlai on Apr 13th, 2011 | Filed under: food, heavy, life, living, rant

If you have been constantly following the Mainstream Media, we were told that a large numbers of food are all safe to consume. The FDA is in charge, after all. So it must really be safe. How true is this? The respective governments have always been saying about radiations and chemicals: If it’s invisible, it MUST be safe! It’s like saying that the cows are not contaminated but the grasses they ate are… What a joke!


From an extract in the Natural news, it was learned that:

The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) continues to release new data showing that various milk and water supply samples from across the US are testing increasingly high for radioactive elements such as Iodine-131, Cesium-134, and Cesium-137, all of which are being emitted from the ongoing Fukushima Daiichia nuclear fallout. As of April 10, 2011, 23 US water supplies have tested positive for radioactive Iodine-131 (http://opendata.socrata.com/w/4ig7-9eqd/y34g-bnf3?cur=TgjW3mRumyl&from=root), and worst of all, milk samples from at least three US locations have tested positive for Iodine-131 at levels exceeding EPA maximum containment levels (MCL) (http://opendata.socrata.com/w/pkfj-5jsd/y34g-bnf3?cur=w_bE5ToS3hx&from=root).

Water may be the least of our problems, however. New EPA data just released on Sunday shows that at least three different milk samples – all from different parts of the US — have tested positive for radioactive Iodine-131 at levels that exceed the EPA maximum thresholds for safety, which is currently set at 3.0 pico Curies per Liter (pCi/l).

In Phoenix, Arizona, a milk sample taken on March 28, 2011, tested at 3.2 pCi/l. In Little Rock, Arkansas, a milk sample taken on March 30, 2011, tested at 8.9 pCi/l, which is almost three times the EPA limit. In Hilo, Hawaii, a milk sample collected on April 4, 2011, tested at 18 pCi/l, a level six times the EPA maximum safety threshold. The same Hawaii sample also tested at 19 pCi/l for Cesium-137, which has a half life of 30 years (http://www.naturalnews.com/031992_radioactive_cesium.html), and a shocking 24 pCi/l for Cesium-134, which has a half life of just over two years (http://opendata.socrata.com/w/pkfj-5jsd/y34g-bnf3?cur=w_bE5ToS3hx&from=root).

Why is this milk contamination significant? Milk, of course, typically represents the overall condition of the food chain because cows consume grass and are exposed to the same elements as food crops and water supplies. In other words, when cows’ milk starts testing positive for high levels of radioactive elements, this is indicative of radioactive contamination of the ENTIRE food supply.

No safe level of radiation from nuclear fallout. Background and airplane radiation is an external emitter of radiation, while Fukushima-induced radiation in food and water is an internal emitter. The former, which is considered “normal” radiation, hits your body from the outside, while the latter goes directly inside your body and into your digestive tract. It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to see the immense difference between the two, and the much more severe consequences associated with literally ingesting radiation verses having it hit your skin.

When you consume radioactive food, the threat to your health increases exponentially. That’s because internal radiation is far more deadly to your body than external radiation. It all comes down to the law of the inverse square of the distance between you and the radiation source. A speck of radioactive dust that’s one meter away from you, for example, is twice as dangerous as that same speck four meters away. But if you eat that radioactive speck as in whatever radiation contaminated food, it might only be a millimeter away from your internal tissues. You have now magnified the radiation intensity by one million times, even if that tiny speck has been labeled as a “low level”.

After all, you are what you eat. If you eat radioactive cesium which had been absorbed into your “fresh” food, you quickly become a WALKING RADIOACTIVE TIME BOMB from the inside. It’s a matter of time before your “internal engines” break down and erupts…

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Written by crizlai on Apr 24th, 2010 | Filed under: food, life, living, rant


Japanese cuisine has always been my favorite especially those unique seafood flown in from Japan. During one of my visits to one of the major Japanese restaurants over here, I saw some colorful brochures being arranged systematically over their counter displays. Gosh! That approximately 1kg Asahi Kani (crab) is huge. Never have I seen something so big and delicious in my life. With that size, I would think that there would be a lot of chunky crab meat to meet with my appetite.

They were also some red and juicy Aka Ebi (red prawns) being promoted too. Just look at the freshness of the prawns. I’ll bet 10 prawns would not be enough for me. Hmm… maybe I should order some vegetable tempura and sushi as well.

As for dessert, you should try out the tempura ice cream. During each of my visit there, I would not miss this dish. It had a giant scoop of vanilla ice cream, coated with crushed peanuts, dipped into tempura batter and deep fried until perfection. This cold and hot dessert would then be garnished with some sweetened red bean paste. One bite and I can assure you that you would want more. Speaking about how good it is, I think I would just drive over there now to savor my favorite dessert.

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Written by crizlai on Aug 28th, 2009 | Filed under: diet, floggers, food, health, tips

The floggers’ gathering evening of “Fun, Wild & Intimate” as the theme was for that night was unique. We had Bulgarian food. The dinner started with a choice between two soups – Mushroom Soup with Vintage Garlic Bread and Seafood Soup. Both were delicious. As for the main dish, we can opt for Bulgarian Pork Djolan (Traditional roasted pork knuckle), Baked Cod Fish Fillet in Creamy mushroom sauce, Chicken Stroganov (Boneless chicken drumstick cut into strips, cooked with mushroom, wine, cream, herbs & spices), Plovdiv Ribs (Tasty pork ribs grilled till tender) and Bulgarian Platter. These were followed with another two choices of desserts which were Chocolate Soup and Chocolate Cream Brulee.

When I thought that was all that they would have for the fun-filled gathering, the organizer announced that there were more food sponsors for the night. We were given more sweet treats courtesy of Winter Butterfly Homemade Cakes with the availability of Oreo Cheese Cake, Cream Cheese Mousse Cake and Chocolate Brownies. Moreover, we were also treated with some delicious gelatos from Gelatisimo. It was a night of eating, eating and eating nonstop.

Gosh! The large portion of the high calorie main dishes plus all the sweet dessert, have indeed affected my diet plans for the weekends. The reading of calories and glucose had gone beyond the safety level but I’m not panicking. Who would if you have the top rated weight loss pills around to justify the excess food feasting?

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