Geek visits Kuala Lumpur

Got a chance to visit KL for the 2nd time for work related training. I didn’t bother to bring my cumbersome DSLR and tried to survive with my camera phone. I managed to snap some interesting photos around the city. The image quality captured by the Omnia HD was barely acceptable, but still usable for web consumption.

Obstructed view of Petronas Towers at my Sheraton hotel room

Upon uploading the photos to my laptop, I noticed that I took photos of only two subjects: food and Subaru which are obviously two of my favorite things.


And you think only Americans love excess?

Curious, I bought a MEGAMac to try it out. Here's the box.

Not any better, just a lot more of the same.

Training break treats. The Omnia HD seems to shine on macro shots, with a good attempt at slightly blurring the background.

5.00RM for a bowl of dry noodles with shredded beef, and a side of soup with beef balls. Two words: not recommended.

BBQ Frog at Jalan Alor (KL's street food central). Quite tasty and tender, though quite pricey. It's unlikely I'll have a second craving.

Malaysia's BBQ Chicken Wings. Great with beer and sharing with friends. A definite must-try.

Cendol: Malaysia's official dessert. This is the "Supreme" version, available only at the KLCC Mall Food Court


A Scooby dealership. I wonder why the showroom is devoid of cars.

An 80's Subaru sighted!

This is the oldest Scooby I've ever seen. It's 30 years old, but already had AWD!

Close up of the retro Subaru emblem. Awesome!

I doubt if the wheels are original, but the owner is trendy enough to paint it gold.


Bioshock 2 Action Figure Collectibles

Last month I got a copy of Bioshock 2 for PS3. I loved the game, specially because of its steampunk feel combined with the nostalgia of the forties.

To my surprise, I found action figures of Bioshock 2 (Subject Delta and Big Sister) being sold in 2 Rats hobby shop in Eastwood Mall. I didn’t know they made figures for the game at all. At first, I hesitated to get them as they were a bit pricey. (Php1,000 apiece is just about average for a collectible action figure but the price is difficult to justify for a grown up buying “toys.”)

After some thought and a good night’s sleep, the kid in me prevailed and I took them home. They may have some value in the future, I figured (pun intended). The toys have nice detail, paint and texture, almost like those expensive ceramic character figurines. However, plastic of packaging is dull and flimsy compared to other collectibles. There is this urge to just rip the pack open and pose the characters on my desk, but they will lose value, so I’m resisting the temptation…for now.

Anyway, enough of the blabber. Here they are, Subject Delta and Big Sister:

Subject Delta

Big Sister