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Monday, 22 October 2012

In Pursuit of the Glorious Burger 1 : KK Burger Bakar

It was once asked "Can you make a better burger than McDonald's?"  The answer till today is "Sure".  The then next question asked was "Can you build a business and deliver as efficient as McDonald's?"  Thus, this is the goal of Iskandar & Ayu, the owners of the KK Burger Bakar (KKBB), are aspiring.  Franchising it may yet attain, but the demand for their chunky burger stuffed with various assortments can be seen by the crowd that throngs to their stall on that day.
Ms. Ayu conveying the customers' orders to the kitchen.  Notice the crowd behind.
From a humble idea inspired from one of their trips to Australia, both owners decided to defy the odds and opened up the stall.  Indeed, within months in business, and after numerous feedbacks from customers, they continue to refine their creativity by coming up with new dishes.
The Menu
KK Burger Bakar, HOMEMADE Burger inspired by PURE LOCAL SECRET RECIPES as advised by EXECUTIVE CHEF!  
The owners were determined to served the very best hence every step of preparing a juicy burger from its raw chunky homemade beef patty to the final serving on its plate were showcased.
Of patties, sliced meat and cheese

Toasty hot buns

Barbeque-grilled patties

Adding the final few touches before being serve
Lo & behold, presenting to you, the Lava Gunung Kinabalu Full Blast.... :
.... and all the rest on the menu:
The Lava Kinabalu accompanied by other varieties 

Top image, L - R: Double Six, Taj Mahal, Angry Bird & Salsa Chic

Mr. Iskandar explaining the idea of the business & the aspiration
So, how to do you like your burger?  Why not try out the KKBB?  
Open food court next to Plaza Tanjung Aru, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia. 
(Note: This is an open air area with KKBB operating its outlet as a stall. I entered from the Plaza Tanjung Aru entrance and went behind the building to get to the outlet.)
Operating time:
Tues - Sun : 5.30pm - 11.00pm
To find out more, follow KKBB on their facebook page
This outing had been fun and interesting.  It is also a good ice breaking meet up with bloggers. I'm ending this post with my fav pic of the day:
Image by Dinoza.  L - R : Nathalie, Beverly, Myself, Charlotte, Calista, Tom, EricMargaret  
& the comparatively bigger than a Samsung SIII, The Lava Gunung Kinabalu Full Blast.

Saturday, 13 October 2012

In Pursuit of the Glorious Burger

Mouth watering ma?
How about this one?
Are you drooling mei?
Oh boy!!  Such tempting pics of burgers.......... (I drool, I drool),............. (I drool, I drool, I drool) :-D.  So where to get them?
Fret not for I shall reveal to you where to get these glorious, yummy, lips smacking juicy patties dressed in their fluffy buns soon.
Stay posted by following me via Facebook, Twitter, Foursquare or Instagram.  But you know what?  Its best to follow all ;-)
Muah, muah!   
Pics by The Wendy Wong / Breeze Magazine

Thursday, 11 October 2012

Malaysia's Own Oktoberfest 2012

Dear class....... errmmm??....... my dearest readers, 
We are going to learn some German language today.  Trust me, it'll help ALOT ;-D  
Word no. 1 : PROST!
meaning : gan pei (mandarin), yam seng (cantonese), cheers or beer toasting (english) 
Word no. 2 : STEIN.
meaning : jiu bei (mandarin), zao pui (cantonese), beer mug (english)
And with that, you are all ready to join me for this fun filled celebration:
What?  The events are not in Sabah?  It WAS la, LOL!  It happened on September 28 @ Shenanigan's Hyatt Regency.  Should I call this a roadshow?  As Carlsberg Malaysia is travelling throughout the nation bringing Germany's most renowned beer drinking fest while encapsulating the Bavarian style ambience with a distinctively-styled Malaysian twist.
Click here to know more on the Oktoberfest celebration
"And so on the heels of last year's success, "Malaysia's Own Oktoberfest 2012" promises even more excitement and loads of fun.  To commemorate this rousing occasion, Malaysia's most preferred beer, Carlsberg, and three authentic German brews namely, Erdinger, Franziskaner and Lowenbrau will be offered to beer enthusiasts". ~ I copied this from the handout given earlier *grinning vkitty*.
So how was it?, you may ask.  The event was lively, very celebrate-ful, corny in a way with the again and again chicken dances, yet lives up to its claim as a drinking fest, and then there's the German Oompah band where band members, besides the usual musical instruments, were cladding an accordion and flute blowing in a pub!! (Yes, they can sing.  The usual rock / house music and German songs too!!).  Corny as it may be, but lots of high-energy carnival spirited event, beers, sausages, stein-carrying, dirndl-clad ambassadors..... etc etc, all catered to the bavarian styled celebration.   LOL, wanna see me with my chicken dance move?
Beware, pics overload begins:
Goodie bags, with the humongous steins inside

le stein

Ladies in Bavarian themed outfit

Erdinger, Franziskaner and Lowenbrau.  Brought to you by Carlsberg

Oopss, that's me ;-D

le German Oompah band

Mr. Accordion and Mr. Flute

The high energy celebration begins

Let's do the chicken dance

le dirndl-clad ambassadors

le dirndl outfit.  Love love love the mid length socks <3

Colin of Borneo 360° & myself wouldn't wanna miss taking a pic 
with a girl in the costume.... kawaii ne.  

Dunno what game???..... but looked familiar

Nath and her stein

More chicken dance

Did she just photo-bomb me?

How I wish I have taken a photo like this....... regret max :-(

Lucky Uuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu!!!!!

Dances and games on stage

Look who're the two joining the dances & games?

Everyone is a winner.  Yay, my mini beer tower ^_^V

And not forgetting.... PROST!
There are still alot more exciting pics that you can view from Malaysia's Own Oktoberfest and  The pics are testimony of just how happening the night was.  So what are you waiting for?  Check out the next happening venue by visiting Malaysia's Own Oktoberfest facebook page.  Who knows I may bump into you ;-D
** Respective photos with watermarks are sourced from and Malaysia's Own Oktoberfest. 
 ** More pics taken by myself at my facebook page

Wednesday, 3 October 2012

Grand Finale, Carlsberg Diamond Idol 2012

I had a fun, fun, FUN night on September 22nd.  It happened at the BED, Waterfront, Kota Kinabalu.  It was exciting, it was star studded, it was VIBRANT, it was awesome, & & &..... it was everything you could imagine of a great singing competition.  Carlsberg Marketing S/B, being the organiser of the singing competition, coined this the Carlsberg Diamond Idol 2012.  Opened to all young and aspiring singers in East Malaysia, this 2nd edition competition offered more than RM30,000 of attractive cash prizes!!
It all started way back in July during which the launching of the CDI event was made.  Since then, out of the near 200 entries received, it was narrowed down to 12 grand finalists with 2 contestants each from Sibu, Miri, Kuching, Tawau, Sandakan and Kota Kinabalu city itself.  Anyway, fast forwarding, with all the grooming and polishing that contestants went through in the 1 week preparation camp, the grand finale day finally came & I was there!!!
The stage is set.  It's up to you to step up.

LOL, my partner in crime
The competition took off at the strike of 8.30pm with an awesome opening performance by the 12 finalists.  
That opening performance certainly wowed me.  What wowed me more was the panel of judges.  They are Stephen Lim  (I drool) who collaborated with some of Hong Kong's greatest artistes, Eric Lim (I drool, drool) winner of Astro Talent Quest 2001 and Nikki Palikat (I drooooooll max).  Oh Nikki, you were my fav contestant in the 1st season of Malaysian Idol competition <3. Oops, sorry Jaq & Dina.
Nikki, Eric & Stephen
All 12 finalists performed their own choices of songs.  As a Sabahan, I myself was all rooting for the Sabahans.  Yet I couldn't help but noticed the competitiveness of the Sarawakians.  Soon, the judges made their decisions & the emcees announced the Top 5.  YES!!, Yee Fui Sun from Sandakan, the only Sabahan in the Top 5.  Woohoo!!  Sing to your might, Yee!!!   
All Top 5 continued in serenading the crowd with their final songs selections.
Ng Chien Chien of Kuching, Sarawak

LOL, vkitty cheering a Sabahan :-D

Sarah Adiba Chong from Miri, Sarawak

Andy Hadrian Mamong from Sibu, Sarawak

Esther Thian of Kuching, Sarawak
All 5 gave their best performances.  There was nothing much they can do after delivering their final songs for this competition.  It was all up to the judges now. As the scores were being tallied, and while some dance moves were performed on stage, I took the liberty to snap a pic with these guys:
♥ ♥ ♥
And that made my night. Thank you Nikki & Eric. 
So who won the Diamond Idol 2012?  The title goes to:
Congrats Esther Thian
I wasn't as disappointed as I thought I would have for Yee did not capture the title.  Instead, I am glad Esther won for she had really performed well that night...... okay, I am glad coz I predicted her to be the winner O.o........ okay, so I had just made a very random prediction....... & no, do not trust my predictions :-P.  Congrats to Esther once again. She just grabbed a cash cheque of RM8,000, a trophy and a certificate.  The rest of the prizes went to:
2nd, Andy Hadrian Mamong
3rd, Ng Chien Chien
4th, Sarah Adiba Chong
5th, Yee Fui Sun (YEA, u r just as great!!)
& Walter Wong who walked away with the Most Popular Award
The Top 5 winners & Mr. Popular

I love this pic.  Spirit of sportmanship

A great group photo
And that wraps up my fond memory of the event.  Oh, one other, I was not alone, and neither was I with one partner too, but a posse of us event enthusiasts:
We were the medias.  Wheeee!!...... and fun was that night.
For more pics and event information, please log on to or follow on Facebook/CarlsbergDiamondIdol2012 
Watermarked pictures credit to