Saturday, February 28, 2009

Project 365: Day 8 Best creme brulee in the world, Paul Smith and Kazan

Today, we went back to La Petite Maison again as it was uncles' last day in London. I have to say again what I felt the very 1st time I tasted this dish, the creme brulee here is the best creme brulee I've ever tasted in my life. Each time I have this I always felt like having it all to myself. Screw the fats and calories...... I wish.

Even the memory of seeing a very nice Mercedes CLS was very distant at the moment that soft, sweet, creamy yet crunchy texture hit my mouth...... Oh heaven. Anybody in London don't believe me, please go try u'll not be disappointed.

After the late lunch, we went by some shops on Avery Row and stumbled upon a Paul Smith sale store. My god it was really cheap, and to remember the premium we have to pay if we were to buy it off the shelves in stores. Bought myself 2 shirts for £22, how cheap is that?

The evening was the usual affair of a splendid meal. This time it was hosted by uncle mo but aunt Cynthia ended up treating us again. Aiyah how la uncle Mo? Hehehe food at Kazan was great though I must say.

Once again, sorry yours dearly. Hugs.

Ok, mini holiday over. Need to start planning again, hopefully plan will go smoothly this time. Wahahaha world, here I come.

Best regards,
Jing Qi Quah

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Project 365: Day 7 Italian and pub by River Thames

Went to a nice Italian lunch in a restaurant on Wapping High Street called Il Bordello hosted by Uncle Mo's friend Keng. Lobster linguine was superb and halibut was exceptional. In fact every dish were superb we really enjoyed it. I suggest anybody who is in London and wants to eat italian to go there, best IMHO.

We then proceed to a nice pub down the road which has a nice river view of Canary Wharf. In summer, this place is going to be packed anyday anytime. That's my uncle Steven enjoying the breeze while shivering.

Dinner was hosted by uncle AJ at Zuma. On arrival, Lee Dixon, Martin Keown, Sol Campbell and David Seaman were sitting directly next to us. Keeping up very well with the one day one celebrity trend hahaha.

Best regards,
Jing Qi Quah

Project 365: Day 6 You just can't prevent shit

You bought a nice car, sent it to be cleaned and polished, parked at one of the most exclusive address in Mayfair London...... Life's good. But shit still happens, you still can't prevent others from dumping trash in front of your Bentley hahaha.

Got the photo this morning when I accompanied yours dearly to the US embassy. As you are not allowed to bring anything, not even your watch let alone your phone, into the building I had to carry yours dearly's bag and waited at a cafe nearby while having breakfast. Have to say that cafe serves one heck of a scrambled eggs (slightly better than mine). 30 minutes turned into 1 hour and then 2 hours before she was done in the embassy.

As we went to a cashpoint for yours dearly to change her pin number, I suddenly saw someone resembling Mr. Roman coming my direction. It took me a whole minute to realise that it was indeed Roman Abramovich, yes that Roman. Omg should've ask him to have a picture taken with me dammit but oh well.

Sigh didn't go to the gym today. Should've went but gone shopping for lights for the house instead.

Best regards,
Jing Qi Quah

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Project 365: Day 5

Today we took a (not too) little trip up north to Shrewsbury to send little missy back to school. *evil face* We took turns driving with me driving half the journey up north. I always enjoyed driving in the countryside and the bendy path into missy's school was naturally a pleasure to drive on. Journey back took us half the time up there thanks to uncle mo's lightning driving.

This morning my uncle presented me with a business idea which I thought was quite doable. That consumed half my thoughts and I also sought some advice from tiam regarding this since internet business is his specialty. I realise that turning the idea into a viable business isn't as easy as people thought but certainly the thought of that makes my heart pumping and my blood boiling. I have to somehow do it. While the end result is an unknown, it is at least within my grasp, or at least I think it is.

There's another business idea, totally unrelated which is very doable but that is something for my cous since it's his industry.

We ended the day with a drink at our local pub, The Victoria with uncle mo and uncle aj. Just realised they serve my favourite beer, Franziskaner here. WAHAHA this shall be my fav pub from now on.

Best regards,
Jing Qi Quah

Monday, February 23, 2009

Project 365: Day 4 Dining in London

I went for dinner at a cosy restaurant called "La Petite Maison" which in my opinion serves the best creme brulee I've ever tasted in my life. This French cum Asian style restaurant on Brook Mews behind Claridges hotel serves not so complicated food but they are always cooked to perfection.

So much did people enjoyed it that even stars turned up to dine today here. There I was tucking myself into the delicious roast crispy pork belly when someone resembling Chris Martin (yes that one from Coldplay) walked in with a blonde lady. When the blonde lady turned around I immediately gave my cousin a nudge. That was none other than the stunningly gorgeous Mrs. Martin (yes Gwyneth). What luck, I bet Ng Yong would give anything to be in my position earlier tonight.

Just another night out in the city called London I guess.
Best regards,
Jing Qi Quah

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Project 365: Day 3 Boredome solved......

...... With monopoly, such a simple yet intriguing game. I remembered when I was in office during xmas with uncertainty of redundancy looming, monopoly became a dear friend. Is there any monopoly genius outside there? One who wins every game he plays?

Btw do you know that you can design your own monopoly board online? On

P.s. Happy birthday chuan, and congrats hahaha =D
Best regards,
Jing Qi Quah

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Project 365: Day 2 Music fuels the soul (at least for 3 hours)

Last night I went to Ronnie Scotts jazz club to watch a performance from Billy Cobham's band. Billy Cobham is a legendary drummer who once gain fame playing alongside Miles Davis. I have to say I've never thought that a drummer could be a main act but it is.

The night started with a pre-gig act which wasn't too bad but prepared us nicely with the main act.

I also found another wonderful thing - the Glenfiddich 21 years old Grand Riserva. Excellent whiskey this is on the rocks and making the music sound that little much smoother.

Here's my entry for project 365 (technically a new day already hehehe).

Best regards,
Jing Qi Quah

Friday, February 20, 2009

Project 365: Day 1 What a Wonderful day

Beautiful weather in London can be such a beautiful thing. Since I've been sent home on paid leave, it has been a good time for reflecting on what I've achieved over the last year. 3 totally different jobs within 1 year and half year is surely something.

Starting from a call centre, moving to the oldest insurance market in the world (Lloyd's) and going into an investment bank. Have to say that has been quite a journey. 1 thing stays the same though. I totally loved working with everybody in all my jobs, I wonder if it's something experienced by everybody as well?

Best regards,

Jing Qi Quah