J2Kfm aka Motormouth – Born, raised and used to work in Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia. Relocated to Kuala Lumpur/Selangor since Dec 2010. I have a strong penchant for good food, an even stronger desire to travel, and naturally, rant and ramble incessantly on any topics under the sun.
Q : When was this blog started, and how? Another one of those “calling from the skies”?
A : This blog named Motormouth From Ipoh was started on 3rd March 2008. I’ve jumped from the Blogger platform to my own domain here, at www.j2kfm.com. If you’re one who loves to dig up the older archives, do drop by my previous blog at this address: http://j2kfm.blogspot.com. My interest started when I was reading food blogs back in 2008, and was impressed by the immensely captivating/delicious contents.
Q : Why J2Kfm, and why Motormouth? You’re a robot running on oil?
A : Ha-Ha-Ha. Nope, actually this blog was named Food Glorious Food. Yeah, many might not know about this, but I changed the name to Motormouth From Ipoh as I wanted something different. Motormouth; because I eat like one heck of a bulldozer. And I speak my mind on most issues, sometimes getting myself in hot soup for my rants. J2Kfm has been a nick I use since the Millennium Bug fiasco. No meaning behind this, so don’t crack your head deciphering!
Q : Since you have already eaten everything there is to be eaten in Ipoh, you’re just repeating yourself over and over again?
A : Most people have the impression that I have eaten everything there is to be eaten in Ipoh, and then some. And maybe eating stuff that should NOT be eaten. (ahem ahem). Truth is : I HAVE NOT. There are simply too much good, interesting and lip-smacking food to be discovered at every nook and corner, rendering my search almost futile with no recommendations from other Ipohans.
Q : You write so often, you must be eating free food all the time and writing biased reviews ?!!
A : On the contrary, I don’t accept paid reviews/advertorials, or even compensation for the write-ups. I prefer to stay neutral, and remain inconspicuous when eating out. Unless approached by the proprietor(s) or staff, I don’t make it a point to tell them that I’ll be writing about the visit. But I do accept food review invitations, but I still state my mind on things. If it’s good, it’s good.
Q : Why only Ipoh food? Why not write more about food in Kuala Lumpur, Penang, or the other states of Malaysia? Not everyone stays in a city so dead like Ipoh, okay?!
A : Yeah, as ‘dead’ as Ipoh may be, this is MY hometown. To me, Ipoh has arguably the BEST STREET FOOD in terms of quality and quantity in Malaysia; on par with Penang. Anyway, I do write quite a number of reviews on food from Kuala Lumpur/Selangor, and food from Penang, aside from the constant travels around the towns of Perak (read Perak Food Hunt for more).
Q : Why you remain so anonymous?
A : Ahem, yeah I prefer to remain ‘face-less’ for various reasons. But of course, you can contact me through the following means : My e-mail address at [email protected]. Or you can follow me on Twitter.
MY PHOTOGRAPHY GEARS
Nikon D7000 is my current camera since May 2011, paired up with a Tamron 17-50mm/f2.8 lens. Just got myself a Nikkor Speedlight SB-700 in July 2012. Still an amateur here, so don’t go asking me for tips/tricks. The Hong Kong/Macau 2011 Saga was when I first started snapping using this DSLR camera.
Panasonic Lumix LX3 has been my companion since February 2009. A reliable digital camera with a fast shutter, manual controls, and sturdy built, this was a good buy for semi-pro point & shoot.
Nokia 5610 Xpress Music with a 3.2 megapixel camera was used before that since March 2008. That explains why when you read all the older entries, you’ll be looking at grainy shots whereas from the Hanoi 2009 Saga onwards, the quality of the pictures improved.
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As of 9 August 2013, Motormouth From Ipoh has reached 8 million hits since the blog was started on 3 March 2008. Besides writing on this blog, Motormouth has also appeared on various media before; eg: AFC, ntv7, BFM, TimeOut Malaysia, The Star, Yahoo! Malaysia, etc. Read more about this in the Featured section.