December 16, 2014

Line x Christmas



We're so into LINE stuff like that. We drove all the way to IOI City Mall, Putrajaya to check out the pop up store and so excited to see all the merchandises! We totally ignore how people are going to judge us and took lots of selfie with Moon near the fountains. We even sat on the floor to try a different angle! A weekend with lots of foods I've been craving and also went to church & some cafes.

Well that sums up my weekend activities with my fav bitch & sleepover at her place. :D

October 12, 2014

Mini Reunion



Long hours of mini reunion last weekend with my friends from college. The group of us, however, isn't complete because most other guys are away from the country, either for work or travel. It was great to finally meet everyone again. We spent a lot of time at our rented house on the week of assignment deadlines & presentations. We also hung out after classes. So much silly memories back then..

4 years later, here we are, making time for each others to catch up, and there's no end of topics. After lost contact for about 3 years, I finally meet Rossy again and we got to hear about experiences and little stories about studying abroad in New Zealand. We laughed so much to her stories. She also described NZ as a very laid back country, where everyone takes quality of life so seriously.

It really got me thinking until today.. And I spoke to a Chinese masseuse this afternoon and we agreed to the same points about the society. I was surprised to find someone who talked like her. I was told about how sad and desperate the people in her country is. It's a culture of corruption.

I think this fast paced society is making everyone sick yet there's nothing we can do about it. We can't just quit our job and enjoy life because we need income to survive. But I believe it can be fixed if people can try to slow down life. Just can't imagine the world in the next 5 to 10 years.

October 3, 2014

It's Bangkok!



Finally, the holiday we have been counting down to. Our first sisters trip and many more to come I believe. My itinerary for the first day in Bangkok is to cover Siam area, I just can't wait to explore Siam Square again. I forgot to put weather condition in my consideration throughout my itinerary planning so yeah.. it started to rain cats and dogs the moment we arrive at Siam station and it was still pretty early and we certainly did not intend to shop yet – it's free & easy day and we I come for Siam Square that only opens after 6pm. We kinda stuck in Siam Paragon, shaking in cold for a good 2 hours.

It was still raining at 7pm. We decided to move to Caturday Cat Cafe located at Coco Walk – can be reached by BTS Ratchathewi. Got my flats and feet soaked in rainwater because we had to run under the rain to look for the place as it's my first time there. But it's definitely worth the run! From the uneasy smell we had to bear(because we aren't pet person) to feeling the awwwww to see so many cute cats!

September 2, 2014

Breakfast



Long weekend is over. It leave me so exhausted like usual. But I had a great time with mum and her friends because it's like ladies day out. Normally we would just walk around at Bukit Bintang area but this time I brought them out of here and I believed they had a great time.

Simply can't wait until my retail therapy in another 2 weeks!

August 23, 2014

Stop growing, kids!

Angus
Angus

I spent the past weekend at Ipoh with my aunt's family. As usual, I am so looking forward to see my nephew. He grew up a lot compared to the last time I saw him. He became more approachable & playful as he learned to walk. It's fun to play with him and see how he tries to imitate the way we adults speak. It's very, very hard to take pictures of active & playful kids. Perhaps it's not a wise decision to test my lens on a kid like him who dislikes being photographed.

Angus
Angus

The 2-month old baby Jayden cries whenever he wants to. Angus didn't want to take his afternoon nap but to play with me all day. I also woke up early everyday so I wouldn't miss going out for breakfast with my aunt. Can you feel me? Nah, I wasn't complaining because I was also having lots of fun.

Angus
Angus
Jayden

August 11, 2014

The Grumpy Cyclist

The Grumpy Cyclist
Oliver James
Chucks & Flats
Peanut Butter & Banana Pancakes
*BURPS*
It doesn't always have to look nice, no?

Nice interior with bicycles theme. It's also a bicycle workshop. The cafe is quite small with limited seats & I wondered if they service the aircond regularly. The fluffy pancakes made it worth the wait! I ordered Oliver James — Scrambled eggs on pancakes with toast + bacons while JY had Peanut Butter Pancakes with banana.

August 10, 2014

Let's Slow Down Life

K West, Sisowath Quay

Not so very long ago, humans -- like the rest of the animals and plants on earth -- moved through our natural cycles at nature's pace. Time was marked by the passing of the seasons, the life cycles of human, animal and plant life. But today, the world is moving so fast around us. With each additional device, new social network, news channel and latest trend, we’re becoming more distracted and more overloaded with information. As a result of our constant connectivity and expectation of speed, our overall well-being is suffering; our attention spans are getting shorter, our communication skills are deteriorating and we’re generally less happy.

More and more it feels like our lives have turned into a grueling race toward a finish line we never reach. No matter how fast we go, no matter how many comforts we forgo in order to quicken our pace, there never seems to be enough time.

People want to slow down because they feel that their lives are spinning out of control, which is ironic because speed has always been promoted as way to help us achieve mastery over the world. “The major cause in the speed-up of life is not technology, but economics,” says Schor. 'The nature of work has changed now that bosses are demanding longer hours of work.' After a long workweek, the rest of our life becomes a rat race, during which we have little choice but to hurry from activity to activity, with one eye always on the clock. Home-cooked meals give way to frozen pizzas, and Sundays turn into a hectic whirlwind of errands.

We have quickened the pace of life only to become less patient. We have become more organized but less spontaneous, less joyful. We are better prepared to act on the future but less able to enjoy the present and reflect on the past.

If I can’t slow down the speed of information, technological advances or societal tendencies, I can at least control my own speed. So in an effort to live a more well-balanced life, I’ve been making an effort to slow down in everything I do.

July 31, 2014

Could this be a summer fling?



"Love, be good while you last."

Nothing particular about this song but it feels like a song I should be listening at the end of my fav month. Isn't this one of the sweetest duets ever?

Well, here you are, the last day of July. It's been really great month though, but of course with my efforts to make the best out of it! Lots of catching up with old friends, movies, beers, long weekend, visited the Aquaria and spent half day at the spa with my crazy sister..

A lovely month with so much laughters & tears! I'm incredibly grateful and will definitely miss it.

July 27, 2014

Birthday Girls

Lemon Tart
Classic Spaghetti
Ann
Chicken Chop
Ann


Finally got a full day for ourselves to celebrate our belated birthday. I couldn't be more happy and grateful than having to do this – we actually wore day dress for lunch & shopping and brought our night dress out to change for dinner. :)

Nice foods and drinks, good companion, another day well spent. So much love! ♡

July 7, 2014

Loving You Was Red



I'm thinking about the concert, the night full of emotions and excitements, still feels so surreal to me. And we sang along to all of her songs together with other fans & most of them even remember full lyrics better than myself. WHAT. A. NIGHT. Definitely worth every drops of my tears.

Ok now I'm gonna jump onto my bed and cry in disbelief.

July 6, 2014

Miss Ellie Tea House





It's finally a weekend of my own. I managed to wake up early for a nice breakfast at a cosy tea house today, went for grocery shopping, grab a quick lunch and got my caffeine fix. I also did some spring cleaning to my room & made some new arrangement. Now I kinda have a walk-in wardrobe in the small room and all that I need now is a full length mirror!

I'm feeling a tad nostalgic at this tea house earlier today when an old lady walked in with 2 of his adult sons. The lady boss then introduced the old lady to her new worker, Betty. — "Betty, come over and meet my best friend, whom I've known all my life. From primary school to secondary school, we went to the same university, now married with grown up kids going to get married soon & we're both retired women. Look how time flew by!"

So much awwwww-ness from my heart.

July 4, 2014

Oh July

Grey Sky Morning

Here you are again. The city is having a major heat wave about a week(or more) already and all I want to do is lay on the couch with some snacks to munch on and something cold to drink while watching a chick flick. Oh gosh, just picturing the scene makes me feel so contented. But anyway, now I can have excuse to have lotsa ice cold frappes and ice creams then cry in pain & regret later.

P/s: I can't believe it's July already! It's my favourite month of the year! Somehow it still feels like June to me – what did I do for the entire month of June?! Dear July, now, show me what you've got!

June 30, 2014

Brown Cafe & Bakery





This place has become a must-visit every time I come to this country. I can still remember the smell of roasted coffee beans the moment we entered the cafe. It's soooo awsm I swear! The flat white I had this time was not as good, but it didn't ruin my mood though. I enjoyed my few hours time there and went out exploring Sisowath Quay area by feet.




And this was when I finally got the chance to play with my new toy!

June 13, 2014

This Night Is Sparkling



Everything is like a dream comes true to me. (It's miserable and magical oh yeah!) I'm trying not to sound too overreacted here. I am SO stoked. I can't believe I'm still such a fangirl like that.

♪ I don't know about you but I'm feeling twenty-twooo-ooh~! ♫

It's just so unbelievable. Not too many friends know I am a huge fan of her music but if you do, you're one of the closest ones. When I know she was going to Singapore for Speak Now World Tour last 3 years, I told a friend I don't mind going alone but I did not take any action.

Every little things that happened made me think that it's destined the Red Tour isn't for me. From the moment they announced to have a Red Tour here in Malaysia(!!) last Feb, I told myself I am so going for it. And then when the ticket price released, I kinda lost hope because with my budget I can only get the cheapest seat & I want to at least have the middle seat. And then the tickets all sold out within first 2 hours of ticket launch on 1st of March. I innocently thought I have another 2 months to consider & getting a tix is just a click away. -_- (Duh!) So this excitement in me has come to an end. I did consider about SG or BKK but honestly, I'm not the kind of fan who would travel all the way to another country to watch a concert. I gave up and never want to think about it again.

2 weeks before the concert, I was asked to join this Hotlink contest to win tix. I don't believe in winning contests because I never had that luck. But I tried anyway. For god-knows-what-reason my number was invalid to join. (Excuse me?) I gave up after few attempts. First of all, I have ZERO patience; Secondly, taking part in contests is just not my thing.

IN THE END, Z WON THE FRONT SEATS TICKETS & HE SHARED IT WITH ME!!!

I was in a rush after work, skipped dinner and still feel so bloated but thankfully it's worth every bits of struggle. It's a once in a lifetime experience. It was the best concert ever. It's a night with so much laughters and tears. It's a day to remember.

✓Went to a Taylor Swift's concert
Bonus points: ✓Heard her sings Enchanted live - one of many favs from Speak Now!!
✓Such close distance with her. ✓She gave me a firm handshake!
✓Then I grabbed her arm cos I'm not getting enough! Weeeeeeeeeeeeee~

#redtourmy #taylorinmalaysia #typicalcancer #starstruck #thankyouZ

June 2, 2014

Something Different







Totally exhausted from this trip back home. :O But this time I got to explore a different side of it, and got to do things I haven't been doing for a long time. Looking back at the photos makes me happy!

May 30, 2014

Back on Track

Aonang Sunset
Ao Nang Street
Restaurant @ Ao Nang
Ao Nang Street
Princeville Aonang
00Ao Nang Street
Princeville Aonang

Ever since the invention of VSCO Cam, I have to admit that I've become really lazy to take time going through my photos and edit them. Time is just not enough and I’m definitely not doing enough. Anyway, here's some snippets from my last Krabi trip. We stayed at a different side this time around and spent lesser time at the beach. However, it was somewhat an unforgettable trip because we had small accident on our rafting session, which is quite scary to even recall back.

I’ve been stalking this guy from Taiwan, he has amazing photos collection taken by Olympus OM-10. It's neat with fine details. He makes me love mine even more. And I wonder, how do people like him keep up with taking photos so frequently? I know it’s a passion, you’ll enjoy it when it’s something you’d love to do, but sometimes you just can’t find time for it, no? Check him out because you should!

May 20, 2014

May Highlight





Very laid back and short holiday but I had one of the bestest times. ♡

April 26, 2014

Angus




My nephew, Angus is more active than the first time I met him, which makes him more fun to play with! Kids grow up too fast and I hate that I'm gonna miss watching him grow up. D:
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