Archive for November, 2009

Rochefort 8

November 30, 2020 – 11:08 am 1 Comment

Rochefort 8
Origin: Belgium
Tried: 7th NOV 2009, dinner
With: fried udon


Strange about getting what you wish for.. after reviewing the chimay and orval .. i was thinking mm.. maybe something lighter than the chimay so it could go with food but sweeter and more flavourful than then orval would be good… so came the Rocherfort 8 ..

It is strong beer and brewed with 9.2% alcohol- if you want to laugh at it. the first impression was that it was not as thick as the chimay and and more bubbly like the orval.. I don’t know if this is supposed to be so, or I did not keep the beer well but there was relatively no head at all… maybe when it is bubbly it has less head.. mmm.. (let me know if you have the answer) :)

and what can I say, it is precisely in between the other 2 beers. Just like a good compromise. It is not overly thick so you can have it with food, it is strong and fruity but not overwhelmingly strong… and it is bubbly and thus gave you less of the creamy “filling” sensation but more of a thirst quenching feeling. BUT still thick compared to a pils or lager!


The spoiler however is my udon (wishes are never perfect!!). It was a tad too salty.. ok, it was too salty.. :P so I was gulping down the beer which was strong and my over salted udon and as if fighting on who tasted stronger.. it was –blleeehhh, so I decided to just finish the udon, drank some milk and went back to my beer.. Would have been much better with some milder food like sushi or really strong snacks like the wasabi peas or similar.. it is just again one of those beer that you stand on a bar, drink and chat.. because it has character of its own- food just kinna spoils it.

I still would say, I’d prefer the Chimay because I like them thick and creamy but if I had to eat or the weather is a bit warmer I think Rochefort is a far more flexible beer.

I like the label btw, love this sort of “made at home” feel.. hahaha it has that unconventional not made for mass market, professional feel (aka something I designed when I was 13).. and I mean it in a good way.. Long live quirky self-designed beer labels!!

cheers! :D

Vaccine To Quit Smoking

November 29, 2020 – 10:21 am Comments Off

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(Straits Times Online) WASHINGTON – SMOKERS have tried a long list of ways to quit: cold turkey, counselling, gum, patches and more.

Now, a small company is hoping it can make millions of dollars by creating a vaccine for people who want to kick the habit. Nabi Biopharmaceuticals of Rockville, Maryland, which is in the late stages of testing its experimental vaccine, took a big step towards its goal last week by striking a deal with pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline.

Under the agreement, GlaxoSmithKline will pick up the cost of developing and marketing the vaccine, called NicVax, if Nabi successfully completes the Phase3 trials now under way.

‘GSK is one of the preeminent pharmaceutical companies with worldwide commercialisation reach,’ Nabi president and chief executive Raafat Fahim said last week.

For many years, the standard treatment for breaking a smoker’s dependence on nicotine has been patches or gum that contain declining dosages of the substance in an effort to wean addicts off their dependence.

Nabi’s experimental vaccine, a decade in the works, tries a more direct approach: It shuts down nicotine’s access to the brain. Smokers may light up a cigarette while on NicVax, but if the drug works as intended, they will not feel any of the stimulating effects they crave from nicotine.

(Beerbeer) This is some weird discovery, can this work? I’m more worried smoking as a habit then addiction. Some smoke because of the habit and not the addiction. Of course I like this to work, because I prefer a no-smoking pub.

Counting the days to Year of the Tiger

November 28, 2020 – 10:12 am Comments Off


(The StarOnline) – Tiger Beer has kick-started their countdown to the Year of the Tiger with a media launch at the Tavern of the Guinness Anchor Berhad (GAB) brewery on Nov 18.

Tiger Beer underlined its intention to stride forward into the Lunar New Year by starting their Chinese New Year campaign 88 days before the start of the year.

Tigers have always been known as being competent leaders, driven by their unerring drive and ambitious nature.

Similarly, the story of Tiger Beer’s ascension mirrors its namesake’s characteristics, having risen from a locally brewed beer in 1932 into a brew available in more than 70 countries, winning more than 40 international brewing awards and accolades along the way as well.

Over the next three months, consumers can expect a series of rewarding promotions and exciting activities leading into the Year of the Tiger.

GAB marketing director Mark Jenner said: “As many of you know, Tiger Beer has grown by leaps and bounds from a humble local brew to becoming an award-winning Asian beer that is acclaimed for both taste and quality.

“Right now as we approach the Year of the Metal Tiger, we look forward in anticipation of a year full of triumph, accomplishment and consolidation for Tiger Beer.”

The launch of campaign also featured an exclusive Tiger Dance demonstration featuring a pair of highly-trained performers.

This traditional Chinese cultural dance showcases the martial arts prowess of the dancers as they kicked off the Lunar New Year campaign in winning style.

It should then come as no surprise that Tiger Beer’s slogan “Enjoy Winning!” reflects its approach to all things.

At the media launch, the company unveiled a gigantic digital timer counting down to the Year of the Tiger located on the side of the Guinness Anchor Berhad headquarters on the Federal Highway.

The Year of the Tiger has historically been known as a catalyst for positive changes and opportunities for those willing to take on the challenge.

Bubbles Soft Opening @ Neo Damansara

November 27, 2020 – 11:44 am Comments Off

Bubbles @ Neo Damansara

Bubbles Bistro & Cafe soft launch on 13 November was filled with flavors and cheers. Bubbles is one of a kind that incorporate a tavern with a place for divers to chill and get more dives.

Bubbles @ Neo Damansara

Arrived around 7pm, Bubbles was packed with drinkers and divers alike. There were catering buffet outside the five foot. Food were aplenty.

Bubbles @ Neo Damansara

Bubbles @ Neo Damansara

Bubbles on the tap includes Kilkenny, Guinness, Heineken, Tiger and Paulaner, good choice of beer. On the shelves, plenty of liquor for mix and match. My glass were almost never left empty by the free flow pouring. The beer girl would come around check on our drink, make sure we can’t see the bottom. Finger foods would be available soon on their menu, it is going to be good for pairing off with good pint of beer.

Bubbles @ Neo Damansara

On the back of the bistro, there is this huge screen, projecting dive documentary, underwater creatures, good rendezvous place for divers and non-divers to feast their eyes and chill on good beer. It is going to be hard to resist the temptation to get out and go for a dive after watching those awesome videos.

Bubbles @ Neo Damansara

This place has a very rustic feel, the bar roof decorated with attaps (dried lalang), you gotta feeling like in an island bar, with the comfort of air-condition. Early evening, the place was filled with appeasing music, good for after work chill up and catch up with friends, later into the late night, the music will atuned to the late crowd which get elated and exhilarated after couple more drinks.

Bubbles @ Neo Damansara

According to Marcus, they would be working with several dive shops around to promote dive trips, and ultimately as one stop center for dive sports as well to enjoy a good drink. Currently, Bubbles has the capability to help new divers, open water divers to upgrade their certification.

Bubbles @ Neo Damansara

Bubbles Bistro & Cafe objective is to put up a place where divers can regard as sanctuary to talk and share diving experience over a good mug of beer. Non-divers are welcome as well to share the pleasure of diving if not the drinks?
There is anything, everything for divers. Soon there will be more promotion and special surprise for divers, newly-certified divers, and so on. So keep in tune for more offering from Bubbles.


Bubbles drink menu as below:

Happy Hour
Tiger Draught: RM 11 (Mug), RM 38(Jug)
Heineken Extra Cold Draught: RM 14(Mug), RM 19(Pint)
Paulaner Draught: RM 26(Pint)
Sol Draught: RM 19

Perfect (1/2): RM 13
Full: RM 23

Perfect (1/2): RM 21
Full: RM 23
Special 2F+1P: RM 58

9pm onwards
Tiger Draught: RM 15(Mug), RM 44(Jug)
Heineken Extra Cold Draught: RM 18(Mug), RM 23(Pint)
Paulaner Draught: RM 27(Pint)
Sol Draught: RM 21

Perfect (1/2): RM 15
Full: RM 27

Perfect (1/2): RM 23
Full: RM 29
Special 2F+1P: RM 75

*all prices in nett.

Looking at Breasts is Healthy

November 26, 2020 – 10:53 am 6 Comments


(wholefitness) – 10 Minutes Of Staring at Breasts Daily Prolongs Man’s Life by 5 Years. According to German research published in New England Journal of Medicine, men staring at women’s breasts in fact prolong their lives with years.

“Just 10 minutes of looking at the charms of a well-endowed females is equivalent to a 30-minute aerobics work-out,” said author Dr. Karen Weatherby, a gerontologist.

The team led by Weatherby was made up of researchers at three hospitals in Frankfurt, Germany, and found this results after monitoring for 5 years the health of 200 male subjects, half of whom were asked to look at busty females daily, while the other half had to abstain from doing so.

For five years, the breasts oglers presented a lower blood pressure, slower resting pulse rates and decreased risk of coronary artery disease.

“Sexual excitement gets the heart pumping and improves blood circulation. There’s no question: Gazing at large breasts makes men healthier. Our study indicates that engaging in this activity a few minutes daily cuts the risk of stroke and heart attack in half.” said Weatherby, who even recommends that men aged over 40 should spend at least 10 minutes daily admiring breasts sized “D-cup” or larger.

Well, men, look at breasts, then:


Beerbeer: Now at least you can find excuse to do so. Either way, man always go to bars to hunt for chic and ladies, I guess this is healthy as long as you just see and don’t touch. Go back and phantasize and not get yourself in trouble in pub. As for the ladies, so far still no research link to looking at gorgeous guys will lengthen your life…. but keep you head up, there’s still hope. Cheers!

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