Sunday, August 29, 2010

Axis @ Doubletree by Hilton


Doubletree by Hilton's lobby lounge is calm, comfy and fairly spacious.


The hotel's signature chocolate chip cookies. Struck an impressive balance between being nutty, crunchy and creamy. Ask the staff to warm them up, but beware: each piece is a whopping 70 grams and contains nearly 350 calories.


Caipiroska (ketel one vodka, lime) & Negroni (tanqueray gin, campari, sweet vermouth).


Wake Up Call (carrot, kiwi, yellow pepper, ginger & lemon) for the teetotaler.




Axis Lounge,
Doubletree by Hilton,
The Intermark, Jalan Tun Razak, Kuala Lumpur.
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47 comments:

  1. That's it? Cookies and cocktails? (Then again, chocolate and alcohol are the Two Major Food Groups, ahem.)

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  2. Gasp. How many calories EACH?? O_o

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  3. lfb: aiya, these weekend blog entries, nobody is around to read them lah. so must post brief, light material :P
    j: heheh, i wish restaurants would state the calorie content of ALL their food. then maybe we'd be more cautious about how much we eat. i bet i consumed 5,000 calories during my dinner just now!

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  4. Ouch. Me and J = nobody ar? So hurted. :(

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  5. lfb: took for granted that u'd be commenting already. that's why posted tempting photo of chocolate chip cookies to make u hungry and sabotage your diet :D

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  6. 350!!! That's like dinner for me!

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  7. Diet? What diet? If only you knew how much I've been eating lately... I may even challenge you and your six-eggs-per-meal feats! :P

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  8. michelle: that would be a very light dinner actually! but yeah, sadly, the cookies are all calories, without much fiber, vitamins & minerals...
    lfb: but probably not my six-double-burgers-per-meal feats. though that means sayonara to wearing speedos at the beach, eh :D

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  9. Dude, speedos are just wrong, at the beach or elsewhere. :P

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  10. lfb: depends on who's wearing them, rite. take this for example: http://bit.ly/aQ4kAO or this: http://bit.ly/bSw82L ... i'd slap a NSFW tag on them, but since u're not at work... :D

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  11. The guy in the first link kinda looks familar. I'm pretty sure Devil and I spotted him dressed up as a dancing fairy one Christmas at Pavilion.

    (And no, I'm not joking. I think I got piccies of him posing with little kids.)

    Your speedos, some kid's rather fey Santa. :P

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  12. can't believe that small little cookie had so much calories! I am only allowed 400calories for breakfast and lunch each lol..

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  13. lfb: did u both contemplate queuing up to sit on his lap and tell him what u wanted for christmas? :P but i think the guy in the photo is thai. anyways, he has a kinda generic look. i'm sure i've seen someone who looks like his twin brother at some bangkok brothel :P
    eiling: those cookies are huge actually! but hey, they might be convenient for your calorie-restriction. just have one cookie for brekkie, and another for lunch (i hope u're allowed more for dinner though!) :D

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  14. Nope, pretty sure he ain't Thai. Oh well, will let you know if we ever come across the chap again. You can practice your journalistic interrogation, er, interviewing skills on him. :)

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  15. lfb: yay! hopefully u'll find him spreading the yuletide cheer again at pavilion. that'd a reason for me to look forward to christmas ... especially since i've been a really good boy this year :D

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  16. Yeah right. I find that truly difficult to believe. :P

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  17. lfb: well, i was on the 'naughty' list for most of my 20s, but i'm all about being 'nice' now. so very, very nice :D

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  18. Try that line on Santa, and see if he gives you a sockful of candy or just a spank, and you'd know for sure. :P

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  19. lfb: eh? aren't a sockful of candy and a spanking BOTH equally the rewards for being nice? :D

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  20. Unless Santa's spanking you with the sockful of candy... :P

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  21. lfb: ooh i hope he's got some hard candy in that sock then :D

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  22. Maybe you can persuade Santa to subsititute the candy with bricks instead. It might just be your last Christmas though... :P

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  23. lfb: bricks? no biggie. my posterior is built like titanium :P

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  24. I thought titanium was a type of metal, not another name for soft, mushy tofu. :P

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  25. lfb: if adamantium existed, then that's what i'd have said instead :D

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  26. You are to Wolverine what Jonah Hill is to Hugh Jackman, my friend. Maybe your superhero moniker could be the Tofu Titanium... uhm, Fler?

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  27. lfb: grrrrr. at the very least, i'm michael cera in 'scott pilgrim vs the world' (now why isn't that movie showing already in kl?)...

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  28. Hmm. Did you see the trailer? Mr. Superman Returns and Captain America/The Human Torch both co-star as two of the 7 Evil Ex's! :D

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  29. lfb: yep, more cross-film confusion! though brandon routh looked kinda unrecognizable. i'm still not a fan of michael cera as a leading man though. shia labeouf might have worked better :D

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  30. Shia LaBeouf doesn't have the same stoned out vibe. Michael Cera's a better choice, methinks, though not the best. Some unknown may have been more suitable.

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  31. lfb: need stoned-out vibe ar? adorably geekish enough already mah. but after watching michael cera play essentially the same character in arrested development, juno, nick & norah's infinite playlist and youth in revolt, i think i've had enough of him for now, sad to say...

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  32. Hence, need fresh blood. Some unknown. Like Paul Dano before Little Miss Sunshine and There Will Be Blood.

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  33. lfb: wouldn't really want a paul dano-type though, since he always seems to play sullen and moody. though i guess that's better than an annoyingly snarky jason schwartzman type...

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  34. Hey! I happen to like snarky Jason Schwartzman types. (Though he was even more annoyingly snarky than usual in The Fantastic Mr. Fox. But then, Clooney was smarmy and Streep was rather Know-It-All in that. I think stop motion animation just brings out the oddest things in voice actors, no?)

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  35. Oh ..i walloped 2 cans of these cookies so far (hehe, thks to Doubletree)..
    lets see, 350 x 7 cookies x 2 cans = 4900 calories. hmmm..no wonder my pants are tighter. LOL!

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  36. lfb: he's not only snarky, he sometimes seems maliciously so. i do enjoy owen wilson-snarky types, but jason schwartzman (or at least the roles he plays)? i'd stay far, faaaaar away :D
    tng: eeeks! that's 3 days worth of calories for a woman! but luckily u're the physically active sort, so u can burn it all off so easily. sigh...

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  37. Oh no. I don't enjoy Owen Wilson-types at all. That's just snarkiness with no emotions or intelligence behind it. Jason Schwartzman!

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  38. lfb: no emotions or intelligence?! are u kidding? owen wilson absolutely oozes charm, compassion and wit; in all his roles, that snarkiness is like a thin veil that barely conceals a depth of character, humanity and generosity that schwartzman-types could never dream of!

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  39. Nope, you're still wrong.

    Jason Schwartzman!

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  40. lfb: yes, the man who single-handedly ruined sofia coppola's 'marie antoinette' with some truly awful acting...

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  41. Hmm. I can't protest that one yet cos I haven't watched 'Marie Antoinette', though I sure won't mind it.

    Oh damn. I really need to start on your Criterion Edition of "In the Mood for Love", if not the film (which I've watched countlessly), at least the interviews and extra bits. Yikes.

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  42. lfb: ahh, watch 'marie antoinette' and u'll cringe the next time u see jason schwartzman's name on the cast list for any movie. and ya lah, if u hadn't left all these comments today, u woulda finished watching the extras already. at least i have the excuse that i have to stay on my laptop for work purposes :P

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  43. I AM doing work... on my new blog post ma. If we weren't commenting back and forth, I might already be finished with it already... :P

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  44. lfb: that's actually play, not work at all. and worse still, i've been on a dial-up connection the whole day doing all this, since my place isn't wi-fi or broadband-equipped :P

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  45. Dial-up connection? Who on earth uses dial-up connections these days? Didn't that go extinct, like the dinosaurs? Oh wait, you are from that era too... :P

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  46. lfb: sobbbsss ... i recently bought a netbook and found out that i can't use it at home, cos it doesn't have a port/plug for telephone land lines...

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