Friday, February 29, 2008

Groceries in H-E-B (Here Everything's Better)

Date: 29 Feb 2008 (Fri)

We went to HEB to buy some fruits and groceries.

I bought:
1) 3 XL Navel Oranges
2) 3 Organic LG Red Delicious Apples
3) 1 Bottle of Fruit Smoothie


Date: 29 Feb 2008

After more than a week away from home, I needed to send my clothes for laundry..or else I have no clean clothes to wear. We tried to search for few laundries around our hotel and at last we found this laundry which accept Credit Card. We chose not to use the Hotel Laundry Service because it is too expensive.

The laundry service over in Houston or US does not clean undergarments and socks. At first, I am not aware of this. So when I brought along all my undergarments and the lady in the laundry was so shocked to see them. She asked me to bring them back and to wash them myself. Maybe I think it is for hygiene purposes..

So remember, in US, the Laundry Services do not accept Undergarments and Socks.

Dinner at Hooters

Date: 29 Feb 2008 (Friday)

Hooters is the trade name of two privately held American restaurant chains: Hooters of America, Incorporated, based in Atlanta, Georgia, and Hooters, Incorporated, based in Clearwater, Florida. Between company owned locations and franchises, there are now more than 435 Hooters restaurants in 46 U.S. states and 23 other countries.

We went to Hooters for a nice dinner with sexy waitresses serving us...;)

The restaurant is famous for its "Buffalo Wings" which are actually Chicken Wings. We ordered 20pc of the Buffalo Wings..2 different flavors (10 pieces each)

We also ordered 1 dozen of fresh raw oysters.

and some onion rings

And before we left, I took a photo with the famous Hooters Girl.

Lunch at Sarku Japan

Date: 29 Feb 2008 (Fri)

After having a heavy breakfast, I opted for a simple lunch. We went to a food court in Houston Center for lunch. The stall is called Sarku Japan. Sarku Japan is the largest and most successful Japanese fast food chain in the United States

I ordered a plate of Teriyaki Chicken, served with stir fried vegetables and white rice.

Breakfast at Le Peep Restaurant

Date: 29 Feb 2008 (Fri)

Before going to office, we went to Le Peep Restaurant for a healthy breakfast.

I ordered a Breakfast Set called SPA LUMBER

Six egg whites with a grilled 6oz. chicken breast, served with fresh fruit. Imagine 6 eggs white !! What a healthy breakfast ;)

Two whole wheat pancakes

Thursday, February 28, 2008

Sage 400 Japanese Cuisine

Date: 28 Feb 2008 (Thurs)

Another night of Japanese Food. This one is more expensive than Taiko Japanese Restaurant. Maybe the location of this restaurant is near Galleria, which is very strategic.

Sage 400 Japanese Cuisine
2800 Sage Rd Ste A400Houston, TX 77056Phone: (713) 961-9566

Miso Soup is a traditional Japanese soup consisting of a stock called "dashi" into which is mixed softened miso paste.

Fresh Salmon, Red Snapper and Escolar (3 pieces each)

Raw Kobe Beef Roll
Kobe Beef refers to beef from the black Tajima-ushi breed of Wagyu cattle, raised according to strict tradition in Hyōgo Prefecture, Japan. These practices may include a diet of saké and beer, and daily massages to relieve muscle stiffness, presumably resulting in tender meat.

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Taiko Japanese Restaurant

Date: 27 Feb 2008 (Wed)

We decided to go for some light dinner and we chose a Japanese Restaurant.

Taiko Japanese Restaurant
5857 Westheimer Rd # PHouston, TX 77057, United States+1 713-266-5888

Sashimi ....yummy..yummy !!

Move to Intercontinental Hotel

Date: 27 Feb 2008 (Wed)

We decided to move to another hotel due to the distance from hotel to the office. We managed to book InterContinental Houston, thanks to our travel agent, Calson Wagonlit Travel.

We have booked the hotel for 2 weeks except on 4 March 2008. We need to stay in another hotel which is Holiday Inn Near Galleria.

InterContinental HOUSTON
Hotel Front Desk: 1-713-6277600 Hotel Fax: 1-713-9613327

Some of the shots from my room.

My King Size bed...a lot more comfotable than the one in Marriott

Watching CNN news on the US Election 2008

The place I go online with my laptop.

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Bistro Provence - French Dinner

Date: 26 Feb 2008 (Tues)

Tonight, we went to one of the Houston’s oldest and most authentic French restaurants serving Provencal cuisine with wood oven pizzas and seafood specialties as well as French classics like escargot, duck confit and rabbit stew.

Bistro Provence
13616 Memorial Dr, Houston, TX 77079

Salmon Grill - quite nice

This is something special, called Escargot.
Escargots, in French cuisine, is a dish of cooked land snails, usually served as an appetizer.

Monday, February 25, 2008

My office building in Houston

My office is in the 2 Houston Center.

Houston Downtown

Date: 25 Feb 2008 (Mon)

Below are some of the Buildings in Houston Downtown.

Railways in Downtown

Road Signboard showing to I45 North Highway

One Shell Plaza (One of the Shell's building)

You can buy newspapers over here.

Two Shell Plaza (Another Shell's Building)

Map of the Downtown Skyline District

I was walking between the High-rise building in Downtown Houston

Sunday, February 24, 2008

Padthai Thai Restaurant

Date: 24 Feb 2008 (Sunday)

We went to try some Thai Food and we found this restaurant in Downtown.

Padthai Thai Restaurant
401 LouisianaHouston, TX 77002

BBQ Pork and the other one is like "Wat Tan Hor" in Malaysia

Breakfast at Denny's

Date: 24 Feb 2008 (Sunday)

I had a Real Breakfast 24/7 at Denny's Restaurant

I ordered the breakfast called Lumberjack Slam®

1) Two buttermilk pancakes,
2) A slice of grilled honey ham,
3) Two bacon strips,
4) Two sausage links and
5) Two eggs, plus hash grits and choice of bread.

Driving A Toyota Corrolla in Houston

Date: 23 Feb 2008 (Sat)

We rented a car in Houston... a Toyota Corrolla. The cost including GPS and insurance is about USD 100 per day.
We rented it from a car rental company called Avis

This is the front and side view of the car..

This car has the same number plate with my car back in Malaysia...578