Monday, July 27, 2009

first encounter with Buono Bread

There is a newly set up mini bread stall right in front of La Boheme bakery stall at Jusco, QB, selling Buono Bread. I've not heard of this Buono Bread before but it was the price that attracted me to this stall. We got to taste some samples of original bread & oat bread fresh from toaster. The middle-aged lady who was selling this bread was very friendly and humorous too.

Me : How much is the price?
Lady : RMxxxx
Me : Wow, who will buy such expensive bread?
Lady : chinese lar.
Me : Why so expensive?
Lady : Imported fresh from Japan daily, triple the weight of normal loaf of bread..bla bla
Me : If cannot finish then how?
Lady : Export back to country of origin.

We burst into laughter together right after she finished her sentence. She went on to explain why it's expensive - the ingredients are from Japan, equipment from Japan, Japanese baker....and sliced by Penang lady (meaning herself). Again, we all burst into laughter. Suddenly, i found myself reaching out money from my pocket without any persuasion. I must be under some kind of spell just by talking to her. But this will be the first and final time for me to buy such pricey bread.

On the way home, i asked hubby to guess the price of the bread. A series of wrong answer given - RM3, RM5, RM7, RM12. I will keep a slice of Buono bread for those who could guess the price of the bread correctly. Better be fast, this bread will expire in 2 weeks, unless i put them in the freezer (will last for a month).
buono bread - loaf

I tried to slice the bread using my normal kitchen knife, it does not look that bad, rite?
buono bread - sliced

You can eat this bread on its own (sounds like Gardenia). But for those who do not like margarine, you will not like this bread, the strong margarine taste will linger in your mouth after eating. Oh yeah, nobody at home is allowed to touch this bread and it's specially for Khye. I hope he will like the nice margarine taste.
buono bread

Thursday, July 23, 2009

paid posts deleted

I've spent the last half an hour deleting all paid posts from my blogs. I couldn't believe how many posts i've written between 2007 & 2008 and was paid quite a lot too for them all. Since i've stopped writing ads, i do not want paid posts to be "polluting" my blogs. Let's see when i start writing for money again. Till then, you will not find paid posts in all my blogs.

Monday, July 20, 2009

infamous heroes

Botak Chin. It sounds so familiar when my colls mentioned it during lunch just now. He was potrayed to be modern Robin Hood, the most notorious and wanted person back in the 80s. After searching for more information on this infamous hero, i suddenly recalled something. Once upon a time, my younger sis joined a school trip to visit Pudu Jail before they close it down forever or something like that. They were then taken to the room where Botak Chin was hanged to death. It was full with eerie sound effect & lightings and suddenly....they saw a white figure staring back to them from the hang place. Tipu lar, i added the last line myself :P Nothing happened in the room, just sound effect & good lightings :P

I only know Kalimuthu case which happened in Ipoh in 199x. Kalimuthu was cornered by a group of policemen and he went amok with his gun. One of the bullets when thru the door of the car and hit the head of her cousin before landed in her chest. Her cousin died on the spot while she went into coma. Her cousin saved her life. My sis's fren told her that said before she went unconscious due to intense pain, she saw the bullet wound on the cousin's head, the size of 50sen coin. Urghh!!!