Wednesday, October 24, 2007

KFC: Exposed, And What To Eat There

I've just finished the most physically and mentally demanding task: finishing a portfolio case following a bad case of fever. To celebrate that, lets talk about food.

KFC has now made available the nutrinional value of their menu to the public. It's up on their website and can be found
here. Although I do hope they have it in block letters, displayed smack in the middle of their menu board.

I've done a simple observation. Here is the consensus.

Original Recipe is healthier
than Hot & Spicy. Drumstick is the healthiest choice of chicken parts.
Hot & Spicy thigh meat is the unhealthiest.

People normally eat their chicken by the pieces. So if you have to eat KFC (I'm not implying that you must), pick O.R. Drumstick. it's the healthiest choice. And stop at one, please.

KFC Burgers are not healthy
. It's probably the mayonaise. So don't bother ordering them.

Don't let the size fool you. A small pack of KFC Popcorn Chicken is slightly bigger than a matchbox, but packs 180 kcal. Get something else for the kids.

This is my favourite item on the menu. KFC whipped potato. 60 kcal for a scoop of potato.

Ok. The next item on the menu will BLOW YOUR MIND!

Wait for it.

Wait for it.

Wait for it.

So you think vegetable is healthy?

Check this out.
Tangy Coleslaw. A whopping 150 kcal for a single scoop!! And 14g of fat! That's more fat packed than in a piece of chicken. It's the mayonaise people! We should ban mayonaise!!

In contrast, the KFC Garden Salad is by far the healthiest item on the menu.
30 kcal and 0g (!!) fat, without the Popcorn Chicken bits, without dressing.

So, if you really have to eat in KFC, here's what I suggest you eat:

1 piece of O.R. Drumstick.

1 scoop of Whipped Potato.

1 bowl of Garden Salad, hold the Popcorn Chicken and dressing.

Plain water.

Anything more will land you in the National Heart Institute before you could say artherosclerosis.


Monday, October 22, 2007

Impending Flood?

It has been raining every night since 4 nights ago. Each time is just as heavy as previously and would last for at least an hour and a half. Almost a year ago, around this time, Batu Pahat along with the rest of Johor and northern Melaka was hit by massive flood. Is it going to happen again this year?

Kota Tinggi. One of the worst affected area.

Parit Sulong. Mere kilometers away from where I live.

Driving through Batu Pahat town itslef, you can see the scar of the flood last year. The brown waterlevel stain can be seen on walls of Batu Pahat buildings.

Jom. Block your calendar. Mid to late December. Swimathon in Batu Pahat anyone?

Authorities. Put your jumpsuit on. Start unclogging the rivers.
Citizen. Make use of the dump trucks. Stop clogging the rivers.


Sunday, October 21, 2007

It's That Season Again

This is my seluar Raya.

The only pair of 'pants' I bought before Raya. The price tag that came with it disallows me to get anything else. Worse is, I can't wear it for Raya!

Puasa is over. Weight gain season is almost over (I'm sure the next three weeks will be heavily dosed with open houses). So it's only natural that we hit the road once again.

*Lifts towel from bike.*

*Blows away the collecting dust.*

Hello Mi Novia.



Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Raya Pictures

Thanks to my photographer-wannabe brother, Raya in Terengganu this year had been well photographed. Here are some cool shots, and shots of myself, which are also cool. So it's quite redundant to mention it again. :P

Solat Raya at Masjid Terapung Kuala Terengganu.

Orang tengah takbir, kita lepak dulu atas kerusi batu tumpang takde orang. Hihihi.

Sebelum orang serbu datang makan kat rumah, kita bedal le dulu kat dapur.

BBQ open house, Hari Raya kedua.

Lepak kayuh basikal jap.

Not bad eh this kampung. They have tandem bike here.

Budak-budak lari pun ada.

Gathering of the Singles Club.

In deep contemplation

Moment of regret.

Homage to my brother. A budding photographer (so he claimed). Orang muka tak malu macam dia je boleh jadi photographer. Tengah khutbah raya, dia boleh lagi rayau-rayau masjid celah-celah orang nak ambik gambar.

That's him again flashing his orange underwear.

It was a good Raya. Not too many tiring travels across the state, people came to our place instead. And the drive had been extremely superb. After so many years of implementation, I can safely say Ops Sikap had shown its positive effect.

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Selamat Hari Raya 2007!

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Thursday, October 11, 2007

Syawal 1428

I had just reached KL fom Batu Pahat. 240km worth of driving. Another 500km to go to reach Kuala Terengganu. Whatever Kementerian Pengangkutan is doing is taking its positive effect. Everyone is driving within the speed limit. There were only few @$$es on the road. Most of them have funny plate numbers and start with the letter 'S'. Apeda ngkorang. Tau la kat sana tak boleh speeding. Don't risk the drivers over here pulak.

It's my 25th raya this year (2001 has 2 rayas). And with every passing year, aku rasa makin kurang bersemangat nak raya. Ntah le. Preparing for what I'll be expecting when I start work kot.

Walaumacammanapun, Selamat Hari Raya Aidil Fitri, mohon maaf segala yang nyata dan tersembunyi.

p.s: Sape tinggal puasa, ganti cepat-cepat ye.

Monday, October 01, 2007



Gotta love that flame cane.