Zhong Qing Steamboat, Sunway

[ 重庆麻辣火锅 ]

Went for steamboat with daddy yesterday, he saw a fryer saying there is steamboat promotion at Bandar Sunway. RM17+/pax, eat all you can type, and drinks are included.

But too bad he forgot the name of the shop, so we just take a round see if we can find a banner or something there, since it's promotion.

Then, we found this shop, Zhong Qing Steamboat. RM19.80/pax, drinks are included too.

We ordered 2 types of soup, the Chinese Herbal, and SzeChuan Hot and Spicy. Was thinking to order TomYam, but then we thought the Hot and Spicy are rather special, and not many steamboats restaurant serves this. But it's really a big disappointment..

1. Hot and Spicy soup, I would rather call it OIL soup. I wanted to taste the soup, but what I can get in the spoon are oil.. Nothing, but only the oil. And, it has got no hot, no spicy taste at all.

2. Chinese Herbal soup, this is good, only for the first round. The soup is sweet, and well, at least I can taste the herbal.

3. Free drinks. OK, I have to say, this is rather another big disappointment. They only serve hot Chinese tea, cold Chinese tea, and cold cincau (Hm, I can't really taste the cincau for this).

4. There aren't much choices, not variety. And, all serve in small container. Taste? Just so-so that you can find in the supermarket.

5. The shop is small, packed and full. You have to be very careful when you walk in and out to get your food. You may hit someone by accident then.

6. There are some side dishes other than the steamboats. They do serve rice, curry chicken? (it does look like curry chicken, but the meats are too small pieces that I actually thought it's the chicken lung or something at first glance) and another plate of I don't-know-what (it was empty the first time I saw it, and it's empty every other time I look at it).

I don't know if I'm too outdated? Or is it I'm too traditional? This is the very first time I ever had this kind of steamboat, that they refill water after first round. OMG, WATER??? So, after several times refill, the herbal soup will become like plain water? And, the hot n spicy soup will become plain water + oil? My goodness...

Fine, there will not be second time I will be ever go there again. A big no-no!!

Innocent Voices

[ Innocent Voices ]

Got nothing much to do during the Deepavali holiday, then I caught this movie on ASTRO. Can't really move my eyes from it actually, a very sad, yet real story. Couldn't believe there are actually happened somewhere at the other side of the earth.

Have you ever think of, why there is war?
Is it Power? Fame? Money? Or what?
A kid of not elder than 12 years old, are forced to pick up the guns to kill, or rather to get killed.

Heard of a sentence before, which says, "To accomplish a mission, there will always be sacrifices". Such sacrifices, is it worth, at all? We are talking about life here. A human life? Is it really doesn't matter at all?

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Synopsis (from Innovent Voices Official Website):

More than 300,000 children presently serve in armies in over 40 countries.

Based on the true story of screenwriter Oscar Torres's embattled childhood, Luis Mandoki's Innocent Voices is the poignant tale of Chava (Carlos Padilla), an eleven-year-old boy who suddenly becomes the "man of the house" after his father abandons the family in the middle of a civil war.

In El Salvador in the 1980s, the government's armed forces are already recruiting twelve year olds, rousting them out of their classes at the local middle school. If he is lucky, Chava has just one year of innocence left, one year before he, too, will be conscripted to fight the government's battle against the peasant rebels of the FMLN. Chava's life becomes a game of survival, not only from the bullets of the escalating war, but also from the dispiriting effects of daily violence. As he hustles to find work to help his single mother pay the bills, and experiences the pangs of first love for a beautiful classmate, Chava's tiny home village becomes both playground and battlefield.

Armed only with the love of his mother (Leonor Varela) and a small radio that broadcasts a forbidden anthem of love and peace, and faced with the impossible choice of joining either the army or the rebels, Chava finds the courage to keep his heart open, and his spirit alive, in his race against time.

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