January 27, 2016

Numbered Oil Painting

Weekend Activity

So this is what we did last weekend. For those who have not come across this numbered painting thingy, you must be thinking it's so lame and this numbered oil painting is for those who doesn't know how to draw and paint etc. I must say you're absolutely wrong. It may looks simple but it's actually not easy and very time-consuming and it definitely takes a lot more patience. It took us half of the afternoon to finish a 20x20cm piece of artwork.

Couldn't help to take few shots of him got so serious into painting this stuff with me. :)

Weekend Activity
Weekend Activity

We had 3 days straight of weekend which we can't be anymore happier about it. We spent our last day with mahjong session at Casey's place(OMG it's been a year since my last session!), dinner with Casey's family and have a cuppa at Cosans before calling it a day. I'm feeling really excited about CNY now and I'm expecting more mahjong and rummy session!! I'm going to take a whole week off for CNY I hope I can make full use of it back at home. Quality time with family & friends, fav beachy moments here I comee!

On a side note, I'm so looking forward to BKK trip this Friday—our first trip of the year, first trip with SW and EK before Taiwan in April. Just noticed I'm gonna travel with SW for all 3 upcoming trips this year. Most of all, I've been trying to explore more places with Joe since we've missed out so much. So for the past 6 months we've spent a lot making memories and travelling, we even do staycation.

Anyway, I think I have to stop travelling and start saving after my Birthday trip, seriously -.-

January 22, 2016

Home & Living



Since we're moving into new place soon, I've been looking up and down for some home design and deco ideas on Pinterest. Thank god for Pinterest because I get to see countless ideas and pin them for future reference, and with so many things to see on Pinterest, naturally you will have higher expectation of how your living environment is going to look like. As a designer myself, I totally understand some pictures of pretty spaces were taken for commercial purpose, that explains why it looks so clean, elegant and beautiful but it can be highly impractical at times. Back in the day we used to throw everything to a contractor or designer to do it but now that we can find so many ideas from Pinterest, Google and what's not, we're giving headache & pressure not only to ourselves but our contractor too. At this point, efficient communication is very much needed when it comes to making decision of the design and its practicality.

Looking back at some of my old pins, I realised people's sense of aesthetic do change. I see a totally different style from my current preference compared to the past. Unfortunately, I don't think I will be able to have home deco exactly like what I saw because I'm living in Malaysia where safety is a huge issue.

I've gathered a few pictures here.. As you can see I'm a huge fan of natural light(I'm a light chaser when it comes to photography too!) so these really caught my eyes. Not that it's useful for me now but I can save for the future when we have bigger space. :)












I won't be asking for too much. A perfect finishing of clean white wall and nice wood textured/pattern flooring is all I look into in my future house. & I must say a few things..

• White walls is really all I need.
• Full length windows in the house(!!). I want to take endless photos of everyone and everything.
• I would love some green plants indoor.
• Tiles wall for kitchen & bar table would be nice.
• Wooden desk is a must.
• I think Joe & I are secretly a hoarder. We might need a big display cabinet.
• Oh another one for his Legos, he probably need a toys room for himself.
• Some nice and simple wall painting. Making a combination of them is something to learn too.
• I would love some sideboards in the house!
• Carpets and more carpets!
• I would like an entryway where I can place umbrellas, shoes and bags.





January 17, 2016

Raise Your Wands



Never thought I would feel so sad about Alan Rickman's passing. I was feeling really down the entire night after I saw it on the news. I'm surprised it has such impact to me. I'm not a super fan of J.K. Rowling nor Harry Potter's books, I just loved Harry Potter movies, which is something rather odd on me. I only began to watch Harry Potter movies when I was really bored one midnight and I couldn't stop but ended up in a movie marathon. I managed to finish that 6 movies just before Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Part I) came out in theatre(which coincidentally falls on my birthday too).

Many months ago I told myself to do a HP movie marathon again as soon as I move in to new place, I even tried to convince Joe to watch it with me. How can he not, right? I loved those HP movies! I guess now it's gonna make me feel sad watching him in the movie again when in real life he had left us. T__T

• Alan Rickman's good bye letter to Harry Potter as the movie franchise wrapped up.
Floral tributes to Alan Rickman have been left at Platform 9 3/4 in King's Cross Station, London.
Daniel Radcliffe's Tribute to Alan Rickman — the best damned antagonist a guy could ask for.
• Another BTS clip shows Rupert Grint admitting that he once did a doodle of Alan, before getting a scare when he realised that the actor was behind him.
• Watch how Michael Gambon & Alan Rickman prank Daniel Radcliffe on set.
• J.K. Rowling finally revealed the clue she told Alan Rickman about Snape's character.
• Harry Potter's Oliver Wood(Sean Biggerstaff) pens tear-jerking tribute to Alan Rickman.
Kate Winslet gets emotional as she pays tribute to the late Alan Rickman at the Critics' Circle Awards.

May you rest in peace, Alan Rickman. You'll always be my favourite antagonist of all time.

January 12, 2016

Of Lego Minifigs & Coffee

Lego Minifigs Series 15

Last Saturday we came home after lunch with a bit of excitement because we're finally going to unbox the mini figures Joe bought last Friday. It was actually kinda fun to touch and feel the packets while guessing which mini figure could it be. Joe was particularly excited about the dorky shark figure and I was looking forward to see the queen, the ballerina and the farmer with his pig. In the midst of all the excitement, joy and thrill, it's also very, very energy-consuming. ZV and girlfriend Chloe came to our place to unbox his minifigs too. So cute to see guys got all serious and enthusiastic with these toys.

At night, we went for coffee and waffles after dinner. D: I always tell friends that there's no reason I should go for coffee after dinner because I always eat so much that there's no more room for coffee and desserts. & I don't like to go out again when getting comfortable at home especially after a good shower. But the waffles is yummy I'll come back for more despite it's quite pricey.

Plan B
I almost forgot that I love these plain scones from Plan B!

This was taken on the next day. We drove to KL to check out the new IKEA then had a short coffee break at Plan B. After that we went home and spent the night laughing over Running Man. It's been a long time since we have the house to ourselves so we really want to take advantages of it and to fully utilize the TV. I'm totally digging this whole ordinary weekend thing. :o)

I've been listening to The Carole King Musical: Beautiful on Spotify lately, this and this beautiful performance during the Kennedy Center Honors in tribute to Carole King gave me so much chills.

January 7, 2016

A Few Things, Maybe More



It’s time of the year again where people start writing about new year resolutions & take time scroll through memories on Facebook. I would like to say that my 2015 is mainly about making memories. Since I’m free now(I’m at work actually lol), I shall list down some of the highlights in 2015!

• Visited Ringo Cafe in Malacca, happened to be my last time because they have closed down for good.
• Self-learned Ukulele. • Hiked Bukit Tabur for the first time, on Valentine's Day.
• Travelled to Krabi in March(link, link), Singapore in April(link), Bali in May(link), Boracay in Nov(link, link & link) & Bangkok last Christmas(link).
• Snorkelled and swam in the ocean without a life jacket for the first time.
• Kissed a girl. (*singing to Katy Perry's) • Hiked to the top of Kanching Waterfalls for a mini picnic.
Fell in love with my BFF whom I've known the longest time in my life.
• Took part in calligraphy class! • Met Peter Su and got his book signed!
• Bought a swan giant float & regretted not getting an electric air compressor.
• Started watching Running Man. • Given a red folding bike.
• Went to the National Zoo and finally saw the pandas.
• Celebrated our birthdays in Sunway Lagoon and saw white lions.
• Went to Pentatonix & Air Supply concert for free. • Watched Saturday Night Live Musical for free.
• Did cliff jumping for the first time @ Ariel's Point. • Witnessed a friend's proposal.
• Experienced LUXE cinema for the first time hahahaha
• Delivered more festive/birthday cards and postcards than I did previously. (I shall keep track of it)

And then, here's a list of the things I failed at getting it done FML.
TO REALLY HAVE SAVINGS.
• A new tattoo. I've been talking about it for the whole year.
• Take more photos with film camera.
• Save up for a new lens or film camera.

I guess.. that's about it!

January 5, 2016

然後買襪買衫可以做風紀

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「還未學習怎麼紀念從前,便發覺要懂得擁抱明天⋯」就這樣,15年了。

未曾有機會到紅館親身體驗這次的世紀演唱會相必對很多人來說是人生一大損失。(一連三場再加兩場都爆滿)依稀記得當年TWINS在雲頂開騷,前排座位的童鞋們都只默默地觀賞(發呆?放空?),甚至有些人提早離開(相信他們是因為得到免費票而來的)。所以坐在前排的我們也激動不起來,只默默地被那兩把熟悉的聲音和那份校園情懷而深深地感動著;幾乎每一首歌我們都能朗朗上口地隨唱。

昨天一整天,只要有多餘時間,都在IG上找視頻。光從HASHTAGS的指引下看了一堆的15秒錄影足以讓我好好好好好好感動,還一直DOUBLE CHECK,擔心自己會看漏任何一個VIDEO。其中一晚由BOYZ來擔任演唱會嘉賓的VIDEO,看得我很感觸,尤其KENNY和STEVEN眼眶含泪更讓我深覺感慨⋯⋯只能說,時間是殘忍的。

請容許我啓動內心小劇場模式KTHXBAI

注:i) 以上照片皆JESSICA所有。 ii) 這篇文寫得太好。

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