Hershey's Symphony 1/2 Pound Bar Creamy Milk Chocolate

hersheys symphony chocshop

Hershey’s Symphony is a milk chocolate candy bar made by the largest chocolate manufacturer in the United States. I picked it up at ChocShop at the airport during my flight back earlier this week.

hersheys symphony chocolate bar

Hershey’s Symphony retails for RM 14.90 and is made by Hershey Foods Corporation in the US. The bar looks rather retro with its linear lines and beige background superimposed with the stylized text “Symphony” in classic red.

hersheys symphony pound

The chocolate bar weighs 1/2 a pound, a fact that is proudly declared on the lower left side of the wrapping. This contributes much to the retro look as does the scheme – it’s meant to look like sheet music (as in music sheets, not shitty music).

hersheys symphony open

The 1/2 pound milk chocolate bar opens up to reveal blocks of chocolate with the Hershey’s logo on it. I had forgotten about it ever since I left it on the office table when I came back to Kuching until just now. I had it for lunch.

hersheys symphony blocks

Hershey’s Symphony tastes like mid-range milk chocolate – with potential, but never quite achieving greatness. It was a good lunch nonetheless.

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Aho Mee Sapi Nasi Ayam Restoran review

aho mee sapi nasi ayam restaurant

Aho Mee Sapi Nasi Ayam Restoran is located opposite Wisma Sanyan in Sibu and specializes in exactly what the eating establishment’s signboard suggests – mee sapi which is beef noodles (interpreted very liberally – the innards of the cow is also used in the dish) and nasi ayam – chicken rice.

aho mee sapi interior

Aho Mee Sapi Nasi Ayam Restoran is Malay owned and operated and the food is halal. The two specialties of the restaurant is featured prominently on the walls in the form of menus shaped in the likeness of a chicken and a cow. The menus list the different variations of beef noodles and chicken rice available.

aho mee sapi kitchen

I went there for breakfast when I was in Sibu last weekend. I patronize the establishment for their beef noodles…I don’t think their chicken rice is anything to write home about but the Malay style beef noodles is great! It’s completely different from Chinese style beef noodles. The Malay style beef noodle has a more forceful flavor, which is a Good Thing (TM).

aho mee sapi yu tiaw stall

There is also a stall at the front selling yu char kueh or yu tiaw – a deep fried twin dough batter. It’s a breakfast favorite and it goes well with the beef noodle soup (dipped or soaked).

aho mee sapi yu tiaw

The yu tiaw comes with chilli sauce as a dipping sauce. It’s sliced into manageable pieces like the servings that come with bak kut teh [sixthseal.com] which is another breakfast staple in Malaysia.

aho mee sapi dish

This is the Malay style mee sapi. It’s the dry version (soup served separately) with everything inside. There are beef slices, beef tripe (stripe), chunks of beef fat and other delicious stuff that comes from the animal known as “cow”. There is a healthy sprinkling of spring onions and deep fried onions as well as bean sprouts on top of the dish.

aho mee sapi yu chilli

The yu tiaw goes well with the chilli sauce (which is depicted in this photo of my gf showing the proper method of dipping it)…

aho mee sapi soup

…and soaked in the soup that comes with mee sapi. The Malay style beef noodle soup is much heartier than the Chinese style beef noodle soup.

aho mee sapi noodles

Aho Mee Sapi Nasi Ayam Restoran serves really good beef noodles. I make a point of going there every time I go back home. The place has been operating for the better part of two years and it’s always packed – a testament to the delicious beef noodles served there.

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sixthseal.com drug possession court case coverage in the papers

I wasn’t planning to explain anything on this blog. I wanted to keep the court case under wraps, but since the papers came out with it today, it seems that they have forced my hand. I did not talk to the reporters. It seems they got my details from the Kuching High Court staff.

Assistant Engineer fined for having drugs

borneo post court case

Source: Borneo Post

KUCHING: An assistant engineer of a security alarm system company was fined RM 2,500 in default two months jail for possessing 2.85 grams of ganja.

H B Poh, 25, pleaded guilty before Magistrate Tengku Sharizam Tuah Lah who convicted him under Section 6 of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952.

He possessed the drug at his home at Jalan Tabuan at 2:30 pm on November 21 last year. He paid the fine.

(snip)

ASP Clermund Sim persecuted in both cases.

Notes: Two thumbs down for revealing my area of work. This case is personal and has nothing to do with the company.

Also, thanks for butchering my title – it’s Systems Engineer, not Assistant Engineer. I know it sounds the same, but it’s not.

Engineer fined RM 2,500 for drug

eastern times court case

Source: Eastern Times (ex Sarawak Tribune)

KUCHING: An engineer of a private firm was fined RM 2,500, in default, two months jail by a magistrate’s court here yesterday after he pleaded guilty to possessing cannabis.

Magistrate Tengku Sharizam Tuan Lah imposed the sentence against Poh Huai Bin, 24, from Sibu after he pleaded guilty to a charge framed under Section 6 of the Dangerous Drugs Act, 1952.

Poh admitted to possessing 2.85 grammes of cannabis at 2:30 pm in a room of an apartment at Chong Lin Park near Jalan Tabuan on November 21st, last year.

According to the facts of the case, a police party led by Inspector Kumaran a/l Sanmugam arrested the accused in his office near Jalan Rock for alleged involvement in drug activities.

The accused later brought the police to his apartment at Chong Lin Park where he showed them a cigarette packet containing dry leaves. The police seized the packet and immediately arrested him.

In mitigation, Poh pleaded with the court for a lenient sentence saying that he was the sole breadwinner of his family and promised to turn over a new leaf.

Poh paid the fine.

Notes: OMG! How did the Eastern Times get such detailed information?!?!?

That said, thank you very much for showing professionalism by not revealing the line of work I’m in.

There is something to nitpick though – it is technically impossible for someone to be arrested TWICE. I was only arrested ONCE – at my office. The PDRM Narcotics raiding party had details of me (directive came from Bukit Aman) so I had to lead them to my apartment.

Speaking of which, I also have much thanks for revealing where I live. Seriously. I’m indebted. I don’t know how to thank you enough.

After notes:

I will only say what the papers have said. I don’t know if the Chinese dailies came out with the news as well, coz there were a lot of reporters there (Hello Connie!). I was indeed raided by a team from the PDRM (Royal Malaysian Police) Narcotics Division (Sarawak State contingent, instead of the local Kuching Division contingent) and arrested to be remanded (it’s a euphemism for locking you up) for 14 days in jail under the standard provisions to the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952 (ADB 1952) last year.

I was in jail for three days. It was not a pleasant stay, but at least they gave me access to my medication (benzodiazepines). I might or might not be doing a CPS Jail Kuching report. I met a lot of interesting people in there (some were in for Penal 302 – murder) and before you ask, my asshole is perfectly intact and still very much virginal, thank you very much. :p

I went to the remand court twice (being handcuffed behind your back is a bitch especially if you have an itch to scratch – and the handcuffs are not like the ones you see in movies – these are handcuffs with only a single short and solid metal bar in between, there is no chain link, so movement is SEVERELY restricted) and the first appeal was turned down and I resigned myself to a 14 day stay in jail (which isn’t really that bad, if you disregard the dirtiness – it’s the BOREDOM that gets to you).

However, I was released on my second appeal due to heavy lobbying that I wasn’t going to pull a runner (low risk skipping bail profile due to my career) and I was allowed bail before the standard 14 days so I was released after 3 days in jail. One thing I learned in jail is that it’s practically a University of Crime. I learned things in my short stay and made acquaintances that were heavily into crime.

I made a guilty plea during my court case yesterday. I did not want to fight the charges as it was a very much reduced charge. I had planned to plead guilty from Day 1.

This is my story and please do not complicate matters by asking inappropriate questions like “Why weren’t you charged with drug use as well during your urine test?” (instant 2 year rehabilitation sentence) or “Wasn’t there drug paraphernalia at your apartment?” (another DDA 1952 charge) “Aren’t there other drugs at your premises since you’re a poly-drug user?” (please refer to reduced charge comment above).

I maintain that only cannabis was found at my apartment and I am not a drug user. *cough* I don’t know how the cannabis got there, but it was there, so here I am with a drug possession charge. That is my official statement and that is the only thing I am being charged with – drug possession.

Thank you very much, dear readers, for all the support. I gave a lot to sixthseal.com and I sure hope you enjoyed it coz I sure didn’t enjoy my time in jail. πŸ˜‰

Now that everything is over – regular sixthseal.com programming will continue as scheduled. πŸ™‚

Long live sixthseal.com!

Hail to the King, baby! =D

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It is over…

court case ADB 1952 DDA Dangerous Drugs Act 1952 drug possession guilty plea got off with a fine

Well, I had a pretty gnarly day today (which ended well, thank INSERT DIETY NAME).

3rd of May, 2006

It is over.

The chain of events that started on 21st of November, 2005 has reached its conclusion.

Thank you all for dedicating a mass to me, for all your prayers, and miscellaneous things that contributed to the way things went today.

Thank you, 5-0. Never thought I would say this, but there you go. πŸ˜‰

I’m exhausted from the emotional rollercoaster that I went through today, so excuse me while I go home and rest.

Thanks for the support everyone!

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TOMY Flip Flap Sunset Orange

flipflap tomy

TOMY has a range of Flip Flap novelty items on display when I was in Sibu. There are arrangements of Flip Flap toys of all shapes and colors powered by a high intensity light above the display. There are designs that serenely shake their heads, some that nods their head slowly and pots with leaves that flutter.

flipflap sunset orange

This is TOMY Flip Flap Sunset Orange which retails for RM 39.90 and comes designated with the internal number of No.07. Sunset Orange is a design with a bright red round pot topped with brown colored “peat” and bright green twin leaves. It’s the nicest one out of the bunch. I got it for my gf.

flipflap text

The text at the bottom of the (sealed) transparent box goes “Flip Flap is a cute flower bud which moves by light. Please grow your Flip Flap in your mind and bloom your own special flower”. TOMY is a Japanese manufacturer so excuse the Engrish.

flipflap switch

There is an ON/OFF red switch at the bottom of the device (which is not meant to be opened). It is all in Japanese, but you don’t need to be a linguistics expert to understand a simple binary toggle. πŸ˜‰

flipflap

Download: Flip Flap by TOMY video [sixthseal.com]

Flip Flap is advertised as a “Solar Battery”, “Batteryless” and “No Water” plant. It runs on solar power and the intensity of the flapping is dependant on the brightness and heat detected by the solar panel on top of the plant.

I positioned the camera flash directly on top of the solar panel in the TOMY Flip Flap plant and it flapped like there was no tomorrow. πŸ˜‰

The video shows it under normal florescent conditions (was at a KFC outlet at that time).

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