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Super GT 2011 ~ What, Where, When, How?

The Super GT is drawing closer and closer. Have you purchased your tickets?

No?

Now the following reasons should get you buying your tickets for the event of 18th & 19th June 2011:
(1) If you love cars, you'll be totalling amazed by the GT300 and GT500 cars. Not just the power beneath the hoods of these touring cars but the design and design of the cars itself. FYI, Malaysia is the only country outside Japan that is hosting the Super GT.
#In case you're wondering, GT300 means the car's is not more than 300 horsepower and GT500 means the car is not more than 500 horsepower.
(2) I hate to say this. But admittedly, the babes from Super GT look much better the Formula One:P
(3) If you're a photobug, you must at least have taken picture of the cars, babes and action from the Super GT scene. So grab your tickets:P

(4) On display are over 100 exotic and supercars. Take your pick from Ferrari, Lamborghini, Porsche, Maserati and more. There's also Japanese cars for those who love the J factor including the Skyline GTR, NSX and more. Here's some of the cars I saw at the Super GT launch.
(5) Foodies must check out the food festival this year. Satisfy your taste buds with Japanese, local and fusion cuisines.

(6) Super GT isn't just for the adults. Lots of entertainment in stored including Remote Control Cars, Coloring Contest, Inflatable playground and more. And the bonus this year is there is a FREE kids walkabout session where kids will get to meet and snap pictures with their favourite drivers and cars.

(7) If you love shopping and bargains, check out the flea market lined up! Guys, this year you do not have to watch the races alone. The wives and girlfriends will be superbly entertained with the shopping ideas lined up for them.

A lot more is being planned. Watch this space or follow the Super GT updates on facebook.

And unlike the previous years, buying your Super GT tickets is going to be a breeze. You may buy from:
Super GT Malaysia's official website
JPM Motorsport
Level 3, Bangunan AHP
Jalan Tun Mohd Fuad 3
Taman Tun Dr Ismail
60000 Kuala Lumpur
Malaysia
Tel: +603 - 7712 8762 (Office Hours: 9am - 5pm )
# You can also call them and have the tickets delivered to you!
All 7-11 outlets nationwide. Make your payment and the tickets will be delivered to you.
Super GP Caffee
+603-8023 7229
PappaRich (SS15 Subang Jaya)
+603-5633 9188
DG Color Imaging Equipment Sdn Bhd
+603-6250 0899
ULTRA RACING (M) SDN BHD
+603-4280 4213
Mayflower Acme Tours Sdn Bhd (All branches nationwide)
Motorsports Playground
+603-5631 4201
Tenshi No Café (e@curve)
+603-7728 6118
MyCookbook
+603-6140 6113
MiCasa All Suite Hotel
+603-2179 8180
North:
NEPMATIC SDN BHD –The Camera Specialist
+604-228 1715
Midlands Park Centre
+604-227 1715
SEONG PENG AUTO ACCESSORIES & AIR COND SERVICE CENTRE.
+604-646 2953, 6016-457 5631
NORTHERN GARAGE
+604-644 8670, +6012-498 0904
M-POWER AUTO SDN BHD (Air Itam)
+604-826 4462, +6012 558 7330
M-POWER AUTO SDN BHD (Jelutong)
+604-281 7898, +6012-558 7330
D'AVER CAFÉ
+604-644 1080, +6016-420 4020
CHAN PANEL BEATING SDN BHD
+604-281 9217 , H/P: 6012-422 9999
V-XTREME CAR HIFI CENTRE SDN BHD (Bukit Mertajam)
+604-538 2820, +6012-474 6030
V-XTREME CAR HIFI CENTRE SDN BHD (Penang)
+604-263 8366, +6012-474 6030
And how much are the tickets?
Grandstand tickets are RM88 (early bird) / RM100 (regular price)
Family pass (2 adults and 2 children under the age of 12) at RM176 (early bird) / RM200 (regular price).
Pit Walkabout Passes are RM100
Corporate Suite Retail Packages are RM800/head
GT Club/Paddock Pass Retail Packages are RM2,000/head
(pls email ticketing@supergt.com.my for more details)

And for now, when you purchase 2 early bird tickets @RM88 each, you'll get a limited edition cap and tshirt FREE.

Here's a video on to tease you:D
Do also email ticketing@supergt.com.my for bulk ticket purchases (discounts offered)

And more pics of my Super GT experience last year:

http://3bittersweetlemon.blogspot.com/2010/06/super-gt-2010-sun-babes-4-wheeled-ones.html


http://3bittersweetlemon.blogspot.com/2010/07/super-gt-faces-mostly-2-legged-babesp.html

Food for Thought ~ Songket

Songket - one of my fave fabrics is handwoven in either silk or cotton with gold or silver threads. I love wearing them. I love using them as my of my home decors. Now, Songket bring a new meaning to me. Check out Songket Restaurant & Bar.

Conveniently located in the heart of KL centre along Jalan Yap Kwan Seng, this quaint restaurant is happily "hidden" behind Tony Romas. Because she's happily hidden, she remains nicely quiet and peaceful away from the hustle and bustle of KL city yet being nicely nestled in the middle of KL city. Don't take my word. Come visit and have a meal (open for lunch and dinner but during the night it feels like I am back in a kampung). Coupled with its warm ambience, this makes the perfect place for your business meal or in my case I had a lovely time dining and chatting with pals over some wine (Thanx Tony for the lovely dinner and company).

Started off with Aneka Pembuka Selera while we waited for our other dishes to arrive. This platter consist of cucur udang, kepak ayam, popiah goreng and tauhu sumbat. However we opted to replace the popiah goreng with pegedil. I've always loved pegedil and this is one of the yummiest I have had for a long time. Here the pegedil is a mixture of potatoes and minced chicken.
Vegies are always a must. We opted for pucuk paku goreng which was a lovely stir fried with shallots, chilly and garlic. Although for the strangest "I don'y know why" reason, I thought I actually tasted desiccated coconut in it. I must ask Tony the next time I swing by Songket.
And if you love meat, the 2 must eat here are the rusuk panggang and the kambing panggang.

Rusuk panggang is a well marinated chargrilled ribs served with pegedil. Served with a house blend of a spicy soy sauce and sambal belacan, I still preferred the ribs on its own with its own marinate. Because it is chargrilled, the meat retained its juice.

The kambing panggang is so sinfully yummy that given the chance (I was recovering from my bad throat then when we ate at Songket), I would have requested for another serving of this awesome chragrilled leg of lamb. Dip it into the peanut sauce served with it although I still liked the lamb as it was. The marinate was subtle yet the "lamby" taste wasn't overpowering.
I am not much of a coconut person. So I normally stay away from curries that contain coconut milk. However this dish of Kari Udang Raja had me wanting more. The natural sweetness of the king prawns and coconut milk blended superbly with the choice of spices.
With such lovely dishes, it is hard to not carbo load here. Rice does not stop at white rice here. So we opted for the nasi lemak pandan and the nasi minyak. The nasi lemak pandan is rice cooked with coconut milk with a delightful pandan aroma. It is served with some anchovies (ikan bilis), peanut and sambal. Nasi minyak is spiced rice served with some acar (tangy crunchy pickled vegetables) on the side. Was quite tempted to try the nasi kerabu and nasi goreng kampung (my all time fave). However will leave it for another time.

Done with dinner, we opted to rest our stomachs a little. Took a walk around Songket.

After a little walk, we were still quite stuffed to start on desserts. So we opted to rest a little longer. Unlike many other places, Songket Restaurant offers its diners a Malay cultural performance everynight (weekdays) at 9pm. Diners can expect a repertoire of dances from the different states in Malaysia including Mak Yong, Zapin, Joget and more. And if you're game, you can certainly join the dancers for a Joget Malaysia too:D And this is indeed a good place to bring our foreign friends to experience Malay food and its rich cultural heritage.
Finally we were all ready for dessert. There was 8 items to choose from so we opted for the unique ones such as the durian tiramisu and the tapai pulut. The durian tiramisu is made with fresh durians. I asked Tony what happens if its not the durian season? And at Songket, the durians are kept frozen in the freezer. Honestly, this is a good idea. At least you have durian rather than no durians or worse still places that resort to durian essence or flavourings.

The tapai pulut is a sweet dish of fermented glutinous rice served with a scoop of ice cream. Absolutely delightful, the fermented glutinous rice was easy and light. And it did not give me any heartburn (which I normally get after any glutinous rice meals).
Sago gula melaka is a common dish found in many places. Here at Songket, you have fun playing with your sago melaka. The chilled sago is in a mini pool of coconut milk and palm sugar syrup (gula melaka). You stir the coconut milk and gula melaka together controlling the amount of sweetness or creaminess of coconut milk as you like.
I was a happy girl that night. My dinner of the lovely Malay dishes, delectable desserts and wine drove my flu and sore throat away:D Now to plan my next trip to try the other dishes.

29 Jalan Yap Kwan Seng (behind Tony Romas)
50450 Kuala Lumpur
+603 2161 3331 (advisable to call for reservations)
Business Hours - Mondays to Fridays 12pm - 3pm, 6pm - 11pm
- Saturday, Sunday & Public Holidays 5pm - 11pm





Energizer Night Race 2011 Timings and Results - Official Statement by Energizer Malaysia 27 April 2011

More updates on the Energizer Night Race 2011:D

The last week or so, we heard many gripes and complaints on the timing. Well this evening Energizer Malaysia released another official statement on this matter.

I've attached a copy of the said official statement from Energizer Malaysia. And also the amended results for all 4 categories. The said statement and results can also be viewed at the Energizer Night Race 2011 website and the event Facebook page.
42km race
21km
5km and 11km
In a gist:
(i) Based on the complaints and enquiries that were forwarded, Energizer Malaysia after discussions with the race director and timekeeper, realised that errors in the actual route that the runners ran resulted in disputes and rankings.

(ii) Thus new rankings and timings have been released. These are based on the actual timing recorded by the timing chip records and with the unanimous decision of the referees. Note that the chip records are only available for the 21km and 42km runs.

(iii) If you're a winner as listed on the latest results, Energizer Malaysia will be getting in touch with you with regards to your medal, certificate and prize money.

My name obviously didn't appear on the list. I did my 11km in 1 hour and 20 minutes:P For the winners, congratulations! And for the others, let's train harder for future races.









Freebies Time: 6 units of Samsung Galaxy Ace

I chanced on one of the following videos that a friend shared on Zlwin performing some magic tricks (I love watching magic tricks:D) Then discovered that I can also win myself a stylish Samsung Galaxy Ace just by watching Zlwin perform his magic tricks.

As they say, all good things must be shared. So folks, this all you need to do be in the running of 1 of the 6 units of the Samsung Galaxy Ace.

1) Watch the YouTube videos of Zlwin performing his magic tricks
2) Answer one simple question that accompanies each video.

Easy peasy right? So what are you waiting for?

Video 1:
• View the video
• Question: How did the phone come to life?
• Post your answer here

Video 2:
• Watch the video and listen carefully!
• Question: How many times did Zlwin mention the word "camera" and if you win, how will you use your Ace?
• Post your answer here and get as many friends to 'LIKE' your answer.
###The Samsung fan with the correct answer and the most 'LIKE' wins a Samsung Galaxy Ace!

Video 3:
• Watch the video and listen carefully!
• Tag 5 of your friends
• Question: How may times was the lighter flicked in the video?
• Complete this slogan "Galaxy Ace light up my life because…."
• Post your answer and slogan here and get as many friends to 'LIKE' your answer.
###The Samsung fan with the correct answer and the most creative slogan wins a Samsung Galaxy Ace!

Good news: You may participate in all the 3 videos above:D
Bad news: Contest closes on 30th April 2011. So hurry up!




Official Statement by Energizer Malaysia ~ 21 April 2011

Both Expose Media and Energizer Malaysia made their official statements on Monday. Now Energizer Malaysia has come out with another official statement ahead of the promised Friday 22 April 2011. So folks, you have to give them some credit for expediting their action to remedy all damage, discomfort, anger, inconvenience etc that we each had endured during the Energizer Night Race 2011.

In a gist, the official statement today says:
(1) Energizer Malaysia as the title sponsor is taking over Expose Media's prior undertaking to commitment to distribute certificates, medals, finisher Tshirts, headlights and a complimentary gift to all registered participants of the race.

(2) Energizer Malaysia also confirms full refund of the registration fees to all registered participants of the Energizer Night Race 2011.

(3) The refund will be issued via cheques based on original registration details. Note that the refund cheque will be sent out separately from the certificates, medals, finisher Tshirts, headlights and a complimentary gift.

(4) Refund is made based on your registration details that was submitted when you registered for your race.
• In the event your details have changed please update your new mailing address via http://183.81.161.83/racekit/SelfServiceLogin.aspx . You must enter your Bib numner and your Mykad / passport number.
OR
• email (use this only if you have problems accessing the above link) cst.msia@energizer.com with the following details:
(i) Bib number
(ii) Full name as per your MyKad or passport
(iii) Your MyKad or passport number
(iv) Mailing address
(v) Contact number
Updating of your contact details will be from Friday 22nd April 2011 to Thursday 5th of May 2011. Thereafter all contact database is assumed to be final, correct and complete.

(4) Fret not, you will be contacted via your email or sms. This will be also announced in Energizer Night Race 2011 website and the event Facebook page.

(5) Each of us should expect to receive all dues by end of May 2011.

(6) Energizer Malaysia has also mentioned that they are working towards a conclusion of the race results and timing. My last check on the website at 6:46p.m. shows that there are some results posted up for the 42km run. Alternatively you can also check your results by entering your Bib number.

Conclussion: Think we should all now be pacified. Let's not waste anymore energy being angry with Energizer Malaysia nor Expose Media. Might well channel the energy and time to train for your next run.
Plus getting anymore upset will only make you grow older faster (you don't want to look crinkly and wrinkly faster than your real age) or boost your blood pressure:P

My hubby asked if I would take part in the next Energizer Night Race. My answer is YES. My joy is the run itself:D





Great comfort food @ NoLita

NoLita is a neighbourhood in Manhattan and basically stands for North of Little Italy. Nope, I didn't make a trip there (I seriously wouldn't mind it though). Instead, NoLita is now in Malaysia. NoLita Caffeteria is here in the newly opened Viva Home Mall.

But on a serious note, I am hooked on NoLita Caffeteria. I lunched at cozy and charming NoLita before I went off for my Energizer Night Race last Saturday. I say I am hooked because all that fills my mind when it comes to meal times is NoLita (coincidentally NoLita is 10 minutes from my office and 15 minutes from my home so this makes another good lunch and dinner haunt). A big PLUS factor, NoLita serves much of my comfort food under one roof. And its all generally waist friendly:P
I love yogurt and was absolutely delighted when I saw that NoLita serves yogurt with a choice of toppings. So first thing to grab was 2 large frozen yogurt with 2 toppings (RM12 each). Looks good? Taste even better. I opted for nuts with raspberries. And hubby had blueberries with cranberries. Yummy and definitely healthy. Definitely the correct stuff before a marathon:P

Opted to carbo load since it was the weekend plus I was running that night. We chose a turkey ham sandwich @ RM9.90 and a chicken ham @ RM8.90. As we were busy chatting and taking pictures, I half expected my sandwich to taste blah. But I was surprised that the lightly toasted bread were still yummy. Not soft or soggy despite the dressing and vegetables.

Dessert was their signature blueberry cheesecake. This was so good that hubby left with me only 1 tiny bite the size of a 10 sen coin. Evil man!
I was told that NoLita have their own brew of coffee beans. So we opted for coffee. Plus a little caffeine is always good before an endurance sports event. So we each had our coffee @ RM7.50 each.

And because it was their soft launch, we were treated to an iced black coffee that hubby loved so much. Yeah yeah the man finished it all and left me with just a tiny sip.
I shall have to return to try out more stuff. There was the cute yummy baby macaroons that I must have. Since they are baby macaroons, I reckon I should be able to try each and every flavour:D

Then there are the salads (I saw someone eating the awesome looking Ceasar salad), the smoothies and more cakes to be tried. And so many more toppings for the frozen yogurt to taste. I am now salivating. Hehehe, while I'm off to satisfy my NoLita cravings, let the pictures tease you. And if you're salivating too, head down to
NoLita Caffetteria
G07 Ground Floor
Viva Home Mall
Jalan Loke Yew
Kuala Lumpur

Here's some pics of the cheerful folks behind NoLita Caffetteria and their guest on their soft launch day. Also remember to look at the pics on the wall and the cheerful tables. And to make you salivate more, here's more goodies:D




Ciao!