Saturday, December 29, 2012

Christmas 2012

Okay, a little break from my Bangkok trip, let's talk about my Christmas!

Like every Christmas in the past years, we would go on a family trip somewhere. Last year we went to Sabah but this year, I couldn't off from work, so we settled for something nearer, Kuching instead. I was reluctant at first as I just got back from Bangkok earlier this month and I was looking forward to just chillaxing at home for the long weekend. I couldn't believe that I almost said no to my favorite city. 

December has always been my favorite month because of the festive season. The spirit of Christmas makes me happy all the time and I think December is my lucky month too. Last year I won a Christmas wishlist from Joyce and this year I'm one of the winner for Bobo Modbox giveaway. So Christmas came early this year for me. :)

I love how thoughtful the Modbox crew are 

I have yet to try anything from my box because the packaging is so lovely and smell really good

My Christmas in Kuching this year is simple and relaxing. I spent my time with my family and I'm happy that Merdeka Plaza is open now, means more shopping option. I knew during the short weekend in Kuching, I won't be able to meet up with my Kuching bunch, so I came unannounced. 

I think I just woke up from nap here

That Elle bag is my current favorite bag

Tried heilo but disappointing. Tutti frutti taste better

Fake snow in The Spring, feeling very Christmas-sy right?

At night, we would curled up in front of TV and watched Victoria's Secret fashion show

OOTD for Christmas eve
Top - Bangkok
Skirt - Forever 21
Bag - Elle
Sandal - Far east plaza, Singapore

Christmast gift from the bf, a Vivienne Westwood Inspired dress from Twenty3
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Bangkok again - Part 3 (Awacha)

You guys know how bubble milk tea has taken a storm in Asia, right?
It has taken Bangkok too! Everywhere I went, there's always a bubble milk tea shop somewhere around the corner.

And of course on the day we had no idea where to go, we would hanging out at Sara's bubble milk tea shop. She owns one of the franchise for Awacha which is one of the famous bubble milk tea here.

My face looked dull here because I forgot to put on make up. 
I swear I woke up on auto pilot mode, I had no idea why on earth was I forgot to do any makeup.

Maxim coffee is Miao's favorite

I was having cocoa

While Sara's busy shaking like this

We were busy playing around.

Look at my hair there, almost reach my butt.
I had it trimmed shorter and layered last week.

With the lady boss

That's all for now.
Krap phun ka for reading

A little late for this but anyway,
Merry Christmas and happy new year 2013 guys!
We survived the world end!

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Food Porn - Bangkok Part 1

It's true when they said Bangkok has really nice food. Every meals that I've had there did not disappoint me at all. If it weren't for the fact that I walked everywhere from morning to night, I think I would have gained some weight.

I will try my best to jot down the name of the delicacies here but some I already forgot.
What remained in my mind is the taste of it.

At Chatuchak Weekend Market

Quail Eggs

Fried Chicken (Obviously, LOL) with nice chili dip 

Som Tam, sour and spicy, such a great combination.

Sara's busy with her phone

Meanwhile I'm enjoying my food

So is Miao

Tired after walking around Chatuchak

I think we purposely went into the shop because it was air-conditioned.
Didn't buy anything there though, just went in and pretending trying on their shoes wtf

At Central Plaza, Lardprao

Waiting for our number

To eat at this popular dessert cafe, After You Dessert Cafe

I think we waited around 30 mins to get a table for three. Quite like their queue system with number because nobody can fight your table with you.
Anson Cafe in Sibu, please learn this!

Matcha Mille Crepe
Super yummy and surprising not too sweet either because I kinda hate sweet dessert tho

But this girl hate cake

Their signature toast, Shibuya honey toast
Amazing! It was crispy on the outside but soft and buttery in the inside.
But after a few bites of this, I kinda get sick of it.

At Waterside

My dinner date everynight

Squid with salty egg
OMG, this dish is the bomb.
I love love love (repeated love 3 times because I really love it) the rich taste of the salty egg.

Prawn ball, just okay though

Pardon the orange color on the left side of most of my pictures from that night.
It was my phone case and somehow blocking my camera lens.
Didn't bother to remove the case when taking this picture because we were all hungry.

Pork, BBQ-ed i think

Another one of my favorite dish from Waterside.

We love Waterside so much that we went back there to dine twice that week. 
Delicious dish, prompt service, friendly waitress, great ambiance.
This can easily be my favorite restaurant if I live in Bangkok.

That's all for tonight.

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Bangkok Day 1

I kick started my December with my long awaited trip to Bangkok with bestie, Miao. That's why I've been missing for awhile from this space. I was really excited for this trip but a bit worry that I might miss this trip because a week before that my grandma was admitted to hospital and was in critical condition. But she is all good and been discharged now.

Our #ootd for our flight

A very unglamorous picture of me eating my bun in a bus on the way to KL

Our flight from Sibu to KL was in the morning and we reached LCCT at noon and our flight to Bangkok was at 7pm I think. We had a few hours to spare so we figured we could go down to KL to do a quick shopping. Our main objective was actually to get a bikini because none of us were bringing any for our Pattaya trip. 

Let me tell you, it was the most rushing and tiring shopping that I've ever done in my life. I don't know why we even thought that we could pull it off and risking our chances of missing our flight just because of bikinis. Girls and shopping, unexplainable. 

Trip to and fro LCCT and KL Sentral alone would took 2 hours, which means we barely had an hour to properly shop. Plus, it was raining and made the traffic even worst. So, we practically ran all the way from KL Sentral to Monorail Station because we wanted to go to Cotton On and H&M in Starhill. 

We reached Cotton On in Sg. Wang disappointed because their selection of bikinis were limited and mostly already sold out. So we went to the Cotton On in Pavilion. Wide range of selection BUT mostly out of size XS for me. WTF! In the end, I just randomly picked a polka dot bikini top which fits me the most. I didn't even bother to buy a bikini bottom at all. When I think about it, it made no sense why would I went rushing all the way and came back with only a bikini top? 

We were beyond tired after all the running and cramping in the monorail with others and slept all the way in the bus. Couldn't help but felt relieved and blessed because we made it back to LCCT in time and all the while we were outdoor running and rushing, rain magically stopped. But resumed as soon as we got into our monorail and bus. 

Ready to take off but flight delayed. Typical AirAsia.

By the time we reach Don Mueng Airport, I felt a bit sick because I realized I've only eaten a bun for the whole day. But the feeling was gone soon after because Sara brought us back to her place and got our dinner. First authentic Thai meal and it was so good but I didn't eat much because I was too worn out. But that's not the end of our night. We went clubbing right after that. Aren't we hardcore? Hehehe

At Lizm Club

One great things about club in Bangkok is it is smoke-free and live band are playing. It felt more like concert/party and Thai people are very friendly. Heard a lot of Thai hit songs that night and I like it, I like the spirit of the local supporting their own song, singing and dancing along with the band. And Thai people can drink a lot, I tell you. It was also my first time clubbing without sipping any alcohol. #newachievement unlock.

This sums up my first night at Bangkok. Will resume with more pictures soon.

Friday, November 30, 2012

Thank you

I've come to a realization that I almost take things for granted these days. When I achieved something, I always think to myself that I deserve it. I may have been working my ass off for it but it was not my effort alone that made me what I am today.

It's the blessing from people around me.
It's the guidance from my parents and family.
It's the constant support from my friends.

Really, without them, I'm nothing.

Sometimes, I feel so blessed to have these people in the life that I'm overwhelm with happiness. I'm somewhat is an introvert person and seldom speak my thoughts aloud let alone showing it. Only with my closest circle of friends and family, I show my true self.

My sisters always say that I have no feeling. What they mean actually is I show no emotion of sadness or excitement (for people only because I have soft spot for animals especially for dogs). Don't get it wrong tho, I show no emotion if that incident has nothing to do with me. Even if it does (like a bad break up), I still choose to show no emotion at all because I choose not to be affected by it.

Maybe I'm just not the type of person who show everything on their face. But I realized I only did that to my extended family members. Be it a good news or bad news, I always show straight face, I guess I take after my dad.

Some goes to gratitude. I feel blessed and happy deep down in my heart, I'm just bad at expressing this to my family. But I guess it still show in my face, my smile when I'm with them.

Thank you to everyone whom had been nice and loving towards me. And thank you to the bf who has been really patience with me whenever I throw my tantrum or having my mood swing. Thanks to my parents too, whom love me unconditionally.

So, this is what I'm thankful for for this rather belated Thanksgiving. What's yours? :)

Monday, November 19, 2012

Homemade Spaghetti

When bf was back at Sibu last week, we tried on something new. We cooked our own spaghetti including the spaghetti sauce. I never made my own sauce because I always buy the instant or ready made sauce to go with my spaghetti. 

I was skeptical at first when bf said he would prepare the sauce from scratch. Man when they cook, they need no recipe at all. When I asked him what he needed, he said just the normal stuff for cooking. I was like 0.o 
Missing the "h" in the picture above hehehe

The ingredients are:
 Chopped garlic
Diced red onion
Finely diced onion
Half clove (?) of capsicum
3/4 of tomato sauce
2 eggs
2 slices of cheddar cheese (the one for burger filling)
Olive oil or normal cooking oil will do

We He just added up everything as he like when he cooked. So there's no exact measurement of how much of this or how much of that needed. I guess you just have to trust your instinct. 

The steps are as usual. Boil your spaghetti with a pinch of salt and olive oil until it is soft enough to be eaten. Meanwhile, you can start preparing your sauce. 

Heat up your pan with olive oil

Saute the garlic, red onion and onion 

Or better yet, get your man to saute everything for you
*The man above is not for sale*

When it turns golden brown, add in your hotdogs and tomatoes sauce. Then add in the capsicum and tomatoes till everything is nicely cooked. The last step is to add in the eggs and cheese slices. You can skip this if you are not keen with egg and cheese. But be warn that by adding eggs, it will make your sauce look a bit ewwww but it taste so good.

Bf forgot to put in salt but the combination of the ingredients compliment each other so well that the taste hit the perfect notch. It was our perfect Saturday lunch. As you can see, the ingredients are readily available in your kitchen, for the one that you don't have, you just have to improvise. Like us, the only cheese that we have are the cheddar cheese for the burger filling, so we gave it a go.

Our homemade spaghetti

Don't let the look fool you because we licked our plate clean in 15 minutes.
You know what they say, don't judge a book by its cover.