DC X SE RACING FIXED GEAR BIKE (3)

My very own DC X SE Racing Fixed Gear Bike!

As I always say, most of the time it sucks to be me, but sometimes, only sometimes – it’s REALLY GOOD.

Today is one of those times.

Thanks to DC, I am now the proud owner of the ONLY DC X SE Racing PK Ripper fixed gear bike in Malaysia.

I’ll show you more photos once I’ve had the bike assembled!

My very own DC X SE Racing Fixed Gear Bike!

Thank you so much to my very, very good friends at DC ShoesJeremy, Cherice and Gary.

DAIYA DOES PENANG

Daiya Does Penang - Aug 2009

One of my best friends, Daiya Kobayashi was in town last week to meet up with me to talk about all the new London Diamond Gallery stuff we are working on. Daiya is actually the owner of LDG and is responsible for their new aggressive expansion plan across Asia. We’re knee deep in the process of planning what the company is going to be doing for the next 24-36 months and you know what? It’s all good.

While he was here, he decided that he needed a haircut so I took him down to Exposure, which is one of the best hair salons in Penang. My good drinking buddy Jamen is the owner and he took care of Daiya’s hair that day.

Daiya Does Penang - Aug 2009

After working/planning/scheming all day (with Jun aswell, of course), we decided to go out and have a couple of drinks so Jamen suggested that we go to the newly renovated Mois at Upper Penang Road. I didn’t really mind as I have kinda become indifferent to the shitty music that is played in all Penang clubs.

BTW, being one of Penang’s most famous hairstylists has it’s perks – you’re ALWAYS surrounded by women:

Daiya Does Penang - Aug 2009

After a couple of hours, I asked Daiya what he thought of the music at Mois, and this was his reply to me:

Daiya Does Penang - Aug 2009

(and no, please don’t ask me why he’s wearing Jamen’s glasses upside down)

Diamonds are Daiya’s family business but music has always been his passion and he is without a doubt one of the best DJs that I have ever heard.

During this trip he passed me one of his new live mixes which was absolutely incredible. Every time I hear one of Daiya’s mixes I get that same sense of awe and wonderment as I did when I first discovered dance music so many years ago.

I’m gonna have to try and think of a way to entice him away from his multi-million dollar bling empire for a little while to come and perform at one of our parties … hmm …

ZI WEI YUAN

Zi Wei Yuan Steam Boat Restaurant

Last week, I was trying to think of a cool place to take Jun for dinner when a buddy of mine suggested we go to a steamboat/hot pot restaurant called Zi Wei Yuan in Butterworth.

Now I’m not really familiar with places on the mainland in Penang, but my friend assured me this place was dope and so I said, “Why not?” and we made the drive over.

And dope it was.

When you reach the restaurant, you basically tell the waitresses how many people you have and they will bring the correct amount of food accordingly. You can order other stuff that you like too, like mantis prawns, cuttlefish, pork balls, fish balls, tofu and many, many other things.

The star of the restaurant however, is not the food, but the soup that you cook the food in.

Zi Wei Yuan has the best steamboat/hot pot soup I have ever tasted in my life.

The soup is a special fish broth that the restaurant prepares themselves and they chuck pieces of fried fish in it to give it an extra kick. The whole pot is kept hot by a charcoal fire during your dinner, which gives the food an extra flavour that you simply cannot get from gas stoves.

Zi Wei Yuan Steam Boat Restaurant

Jun was VERY popular with all the waitresses at Zi Wei Yuan. Apparently they don’t get to feast their eyes on suave Japanese guys very often.

Zi Wei Yuan Steam Boat Restaurant

Here’s where they pre-heat your soup before bringing it to your table. Check out the huge chunks of fish in there!

Zi Wei Yuan Steam Boat Restaurant

This is the fried fish they put into your hot pot.

Zi Wei Yuan Steam Boat Restaurant

I couldn’t figure out what this was but if it makes the soup taste better then please put more in.

Zi Wei Yuan Steam Boat Restaurant

When we arrived at the restaurant it was fully packed but by the time we finished most of the people had left but make no mistake, Zi Wei Yuan is packed every day.

Zi Wei Yuan Steam Boat Restaurant

One more photo of the hot pot for good measure. I drank at least 10 bowls of the soup before calling it a day. I really didn’t want to stop drinking the soup but I just couldn’t fit anymore liquid into my stomach.

I almost wanted to do the Roman-thing and puke everything up so I could eat everything all over again but luckily I managed to restrain myself.

Damn that soup is like crack, yo!

Zi Wei Yuan Steam Boat Restaurant

Zi Wei Yuan Steam Boat
6525 Jalan Raja Uda
12300 Butterworth
Malaysia
Tel: +604-3312736