Thursday, October 25, 2007

The Keg Steakhouse & Bar

The Keg Steakhouse & Bar
Address: 135 York Boulevard, Richmond Hill (Hwy 7 & 404)
Phone: (905) 882-0500
Opening Hours: Mon - Fri 11:30am - 1am / Sat 4:30pm - 1am / Sun 4 - 11pm

been to the Keg many times & the reason i love going is because of the dessert!! thx to one of my colleagues who recommended it to us.. LG loves it too! but we sure did order main courses & an appetizer.. & did find some surprises..

the above is the Sweet Hot Calamari, which is lightly breaded & fried, topped with a sweet & spicy ginger garlic sauce.. it's very good as appetizer as the flavor is like sour-sweet..

for main courses, LG had Filet Mignon.. it's very tender, & wrapped in peper bacon.. i had the Honey BBQ Ribs.. which came in a big portion.. we couldn't finish all..
here's the higlight -- Billy Miner Pie!! it's mocha ice cream on a chocolate crust with hot fudge, caramel and almonds.. very rich & tasted very yummy!!

we tried to ask the waiter why this is called "Billy Miner Pie", but seems like he didn't know about it.. & i did some digging on the internet.. & one said "Billy was apparently Canada's first train-robber".. hahaha..

NEW Pepsi mini cans

Title of Work: Mini Straw / Mini Glass / Mini Ice Cubes

Advertising Agency: BBDO Canada
Creative Directors: Jack Neary, Alan Madill, Terry Drummond
Art Directors: Christina Yu
Copywriters: Avtar Takel
Photographers: Shin Sugino

FedEx/Kinko's - "Highlighter"

London International Awards
2006 Poster and Outdoor Winner:
Spectacular - Outdoor

FedEx/Kinko's - "Highlighter"
Client: FedEx
Agency: BBDO New York, New York
Chief Creative Officer: David Lubars
Executive Creative Director: Eric Silver
Copywriter: Eric Schutte
Art Director: Chuck Tso

Siemens Xelibri

remember this ad?
it's definitely one of my fav.. just found it out again..
the face of the director, Joel Moore, is all over the commercial..

Siemens Xelibri: Face of the Future

The Making of..


Lexus: Pop-up Book

Thursday, October 18, 2007


always love LEGO..
so simple.. yet creative..

Advertising Agency: Blattner Brunner

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

SONY Bravia: Pyramid

another great SONY Bravia commercial..

Advertising Agency: Y&R Asia, Singapore

SONY Bravia Commercials

No CGI.. No Graphics.. All Manpower!!

SONY Bravia: "Paint"

SONY Bravia: "Play-Doh"
..made by stop motions

Sony Bravia: "Balls"
..shot in San Francisco, with 150,000 colorful bouncing balls

if u r interested in the "Making of", here r some:
Making of "Paint"

"Play-Doh" Teaser

Making Of "Balls"

**Note: these commercials r created by Fallon London, UK..

Sunday, October 14, 2007

Kenzo Japanese Noodle House

Kenzo Japanese Noodle House (CLOSED!)
Date: October 13, 2007 (Saturday)
Address: 8392 Kennedy Road, Markham (Hwy 7 & Kennedy)
Phone (905) 470-1432
Opening Hours: 11am-10:30pm (Tues Closed)

we have tried the Kenzo on Yonge & found it very good.. when we know that it has opened in Markham, we decided to go try again.. we went on a Saturday during lunch time & it was not busy at all..

heard it's operated by Koreans.. & i remember once read about this restaurant, saying that their noodel are handmade & the broth has been simmered for 20+ hours using bones & vegetables to give a rich flavor..

LG had the Sho-yu Ra-men (正油拉麵).. Superb noodles with tasty Japanese soy sauce..

i tried The king of Kings Ra-men (王中王拉麵).. Hot Netsu Ra-men with five toppings..

i believe there was no MSG.. we didn't get very thirsty after eating the noodles.. LG likes the soup base/broth.. will definitely come again..

Saturday, October 13, 2007

Gal Sushi @ Richmond Hill

Gal Sushi
Date: October 12, 2007 (Friday)
Address: 324 Hwy. 7 East, Unit 3, Ho-View Plaza, Richmond Hill (Hwy 7 & Bayview)Phone: (905) 882-9959
Opening Hours: Tues-Sun 11:30am - 11pm

per kareshi's suggestion, we went to try out Gal Sushi in Richmond Hill.. it's a small cozy restaurant.. not much fancy decor.. unlike the one in Markham.. they don't seem to have Korean food on the menu.. & we were given soup, salad, & the appetizers: Korean Cold Vermicelli & Tofu..
we ordered a Sil Boat ($55), which has more than it stated on the menu..
according to the menu, there should be 20 pcs of Assorted Sashimi, 18 pcs of Sushi (Uni, Unagi, Hamachi, Tuna, Salmon), 18 pcs of Roll (California, Unagi & Dynamite).. but as u can see from the below picture, we actually had 24 pcs of Sashimi (with Amaebi & Kazunoko: Herring Roe), 20 pcs of Sushi, & 18 pcs of Roll (Crabmeat salad instead of California Roll).. LG said the sashimi tasted better than those in the other Gal..
we also had a Spider Roll, & a Hamachi Neki Roll..
as Z&A said, they always order take-out from this restaurant.. we usually will order take-out from the Ichiban at Times Square, but i guess we can give this a try next time..

Sunday, October 07, 2007


i always love Tim Burton's movies..
& this song gives us a snapshot of his movies..
full of fantasy.. lots of fun..
it's like a tribute to Tim Burton..

Endy is very good at creating the atmosphere using his music.. not to mention that Wyman's lyrics fit perfectly!
they chose a very special topic, where i've never heard before.. & turns out to be very good!

i've put in the movie reference (in bracket) next to the lyric below..

怪誕城之夜 (試聽)
作曲: 周國賢 / 作詞: 黃偉文 / 編曲: Zarahn / 監製: 林健華,崔炎德

由一眾妖怪 統治天下 應該有趣吧
頭長角的你 可願加入 這大人童話
大魚在 寢室內 變做爸爸
(from: Big Fish)
人猿在武裝 未脫下
(from: Planet of the Apes)

賠一塊真相 三滴魔幻 剛好美滿吧
誰一格一格 一幕一幕 鏡頭圍黑紗
銀幕之上 奇樹引路 快出發好嗎

銀幕之下 誰在往上爬
走進黑洞去吧 跟著侏儒入去吧

隨時讓你 進入魔域 帶回童真 埋下做人那點化
斷頭谷裡 遇斷頭路人問你的話
(from: Sleepy Hollow)
請用撒旦的結他 回答吧
用鉸剪 一吋一吋 逐吋剪下
(from: Edward Scissorhand)
幾片紙碎 七色晚霞
留待送她 還陽出嫁
(from: Corpse Bride)

你看見那隻 寂寞野貓嗎
我聽說那裡 情人曾跌下

但上面尚有蝙蝠嗎 在救她嗎
(from: Batman Returns)
何以一切好事 來到一半總是會 滿身巧克力?
(from: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory)
外星大舉侵襲 你睡了吧
(from: Mars Attacks!)
抬頭吧 飛碟 在降下

隨時讓你 進入魔域 帶回童真 埋下做人那點化
劇場一暗 若突然蕩回六歲之下
請用眼淚的雪花 回答吧 你渴望 回去吧

由一眾妖怪 統治天下 應該有趣吧
頭長角的你 出外多日 該歸去了吧

** All pictures from one of my fav.. "Corpse Bride"
FYI: The Tim Burton Collective

Monday, October 01, 2007

Sweet Basil 香葉屋

Sweet Basil 香葉屋
Address: 10610 Bayview Avenue, Richmond Hill (Elgin Mills & Bayview)
Phone: (905) 508-7361
Opening Hours: Sun-Thur 11am-10pm / Fri-Sat 11am-10:30pm

haven't been to this restaurant for quite a while & when we first went in, we were surprised to see all customers there were not Chinese.. seems like we were eating in a western restaurant..

the 4 of us decided to order some food to share..
Malay Yellow Curry with Chicken.. it's Traditional green chili spices with roasted shallots & onion with fresh herbs in coconut milk.. we ordered two Roti on the side.. i believe the Yellow Curry is the mildest Curry among all.. so the curry flavor wasn't very strong..
My-Tho.. it's Vietnamese glass noodles stir-fry with egg, shrimp, chicken, beansprouts & roasted garlic.. & the server said one of their specials tonight was 馬拉盞通菜.. so we had that too..

Vietnamese Hanoi Seafood Fried Rice.. it's Shrimps, scallops and calamari in a crab sause served on a bed of fried rice.. it's a dish that i would order every time i came here.. very rich in ingredients & the sauce tasted good.. not very salty..
we always like this restaurant.. not very crowded, & the food tasted good.. but i guess the price might be a bit high comparing to other Singapore/Malay Restaurants..