Monday, December 30, 2013

A Day in Bintulu and Miri

A proper post about my Bintulu & Miri trip in early December with photos from my camera. I finally transferred all of photos from my SD card because I need to format it.

On the way

First thing I did when reached Bintulu was holding Eden.

I thought he just woke up from his nap by the look on his face. Turned out it is his default look now. -__- This baby looks as if he's in such a great agony. LOL

He looked annoyed

Because the bf kept trying to kiss him hahahha
Life as baby is hard, everyone keep kissing you, ain't it Eden?

Dinner at Pandora Cafe (I think) with BIL
Must try their fried rice and chicken chop( which missing from the photo), it was delicious.

The next day we drove to Miri and reached there just in time for the bf's exam. Fuhhhh, we got delayed at Bintulu because I was doing my hair. It was totally impromptu but super worth it.

OOTD all from Cotton On which I bought online during Black Friday sale.
My outfit total cost is RM18.90. LOL cheapest to the max

I like this photo because it looks as if Kelly was trying to flirt LOL


Milk time

Koko birthday cake

We threw a not so surprise belated birthday party for Ah Tung but Secret Recipe was out of cake. In the end, we settled for all assortments of cakes which was a brilliant idea because we get to taste all of the flavors. Maybe I should do this for birthdays next time, then everyone can get their favorite cakes.

"Give me your camera"
"Not a chance"

"Fine, I have my own Ipad, whatever"

Saturday, December 28, 2013

Still here

A quick cheat post from my Dayre since I have been blogging there all this while, especially during the period that I am missing from this blog. I have not touched my own laptop for almost two weeks and there are so much things to do especially when the holiday season and year end approaching. The crowd at work has been crazy for the past week too.

Meet the new workaholic in town. Reeve has been working 24/7 since he's back from KL last week ( as in my Dayre entry which is dated 13 Dec 2013). This is the first time that I've seen him so serious and engross in something. I hope everything turn out well for him. Cause part of my future is in his hand, lol. I'm just kidding but I do hope for the best.

We went to on a road trip to Bintulu and Miri last two weeks.

My first meal in Bintulu, laksa.

Okay, I'm sleepy. Will continue later on.

I'm back and totally refresh.

The main reason we're stopping at Bintulu because we miss this little guy

There are more photos in my camera but am too lazy to transfer them, so some low quality photos will do for now. Reeve has been complaining that it's a waste for me to buy camera since I didn't use it that much too. And I haven't touch my Instax mini for several months also. It's not that I don't want to okay, I'm just running out of films.

Kids, motorcycle or car, helmet must on. Safety first, okay

I was obsessing with Carrie's Diary show a while back and already finished the 1st season and now I'm on to the 2nd season. I have always love Carrie Bradshaw and already read the books and watched all season of Sex and The City. Some people associate watching chick literature sort of series with being week and insecure because of how the girls are portray as sad and depressed when their man leave them or the relationship is over. But it's true what, we also facing this kind of events in our life at some point. 

And this is me trying to recreate the young Carrie signature lock, lol

Flat hair because I just got my hair straighten all thanks to the bf's brother in law's great work, my hair has maintain straight and sleek till now.

Normally I always have problem with my hair being too fine and will go out of shape after being straighten but I realize the real problem is not my hair, it's the hair stylist and the product. Bf's BIL used the high end product and put his heart and effort out there to make sure my hair was well taken care of. Now I can never change hair stylist anymore. 

Slumber party food 

Now I look back and recall what I had for the past few weeks and no wonder I'm getting fat. All these junk food went straight to my stomach and thigh. And while writing these, I have great spread of chocolates and popcorn from our Christmas open house in front of me. Argh.... temptation.... 

Pretentious ootd 

Le cousins

Caught in the act of taking selfie

Breakfast next morning

Okay, I deserved to be fat and short because of my own eating habit. I went to dinner with Reeve today and wanted to wear my jeans short. It was loose on me before but now it's so tight that it made me uncomfortable.

And, I freaking have MUFFIN TOP!!

Most of my shorts are too tight on me and nothing make me look good. In the end, I can only settle for hight waisted circle skirt. Huge thank you to whoever invented that. I really cannot take it anymore. Today imma going to cardio and belly class and I will stop having rice for dinner.

Saturday, December 7, 2013

First week of December

What?! It's December already? But I feel like I just had my birthday few months ago. Man, time flies. Feel just like yesterday we were worrying about the doomsday, few blinks later, 2013 almost come to an end. The bf is back from his almost month long training. I'm glad the long distance is over. 

We went to Shabu Shabu last Wednesday for steamboat. It was horrible but Shabu Shabu used to be one of my favorite places for steamboat. Revisiting the place for some old time steamboat sake has proven to be a wrong decision. The service was slow, food just so so, and the serving portion, I'll let the picture below do the talking.

Look at my pathetic seafood set.

A sad looking prawn, two slices of fish fillets, a frozen clam and sea cucumbers. That's all for RM14. Sad but true. To top the list, we found hair in the sauce. Ewwwww.... gross. The bf wanted to let them know and demanded for more prawns but we're rushing to catch The White Storm afterward. So, we just let it slide.

Speaking of The White Storm, it is by far the greatest movie that I have seen in 2013. The story line is not your average Hong Kong police movie, the plot is twisted and mind blowing and very touching too. So be prepare with some tissue if you're going to watch it. I highly recommend this movie.

I did some major shopping at The Cotton On online for Black Friday because they had awesome sales. My package just arrived two days ago and I'm super happy with all of my purchases. Some items are cheaper online if compare to the store itself. If you're familiar with the sizing of Cotton On, then it won't be a problem then. The only setback is the shipping fee. The good news is it is free shipping for purchase more than RM250.

I kinda went crazy with socks because it is so cheap. RM2.10 for one. I just had to stock up for more gym session next time.
By the way, I'm not topless in the photo above.
I was wearing the crop top that I bought online.
A bit too short (duh, it is a crop top, what am I expecting?) but it goes perfectly with skater skirt.

Durian fever

I'm kinda sick of durian already. Been having way too many this week and it's kinda taking its toll on my body. 3 ulsers popping out in my mouth and my throat hurt. As a result, almond syrup is my best friend now.

And I'm having porridge for lunch like a sick person will do.

There's a long story behind my lunch. But if you're interested, do go over to my Dayre to find out and let's keep it there ya. Shhhh...keep your mouth shut.

Have a great weekend everyone.

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Welcome to the working week

Hello, did I scare you? Hehehe my bad! I'm feeling rather happy today because one of my favorite blogger Suet is following me on Dayre. This is awesome to the max. I've started to read her blog way before I started mine. She's one of the few bloggers that inspired me to start my own. I'm so happy too because now she and other bloggers are slowly getting active at blogging again, all thanks to the new apps, Dayre. I love their writing because they are so original and stay true to themselves. 

Another reason I'm so excited today is because weekend is approaching and December is coming soon. December is definitely my favorite month because 1) Christmas is coming, nothing can beat that. 2) The bf is coming back soon, I miss him so much. 3) My family vacation 4) New year is coming, new hope and new goals!

Close up of my make up. On my face are Laneige Water Supreme Base & Laneige Water Supreme Foundation, Benefit Stay Don't Stray & Maybelline Pure Concealer Mineral. On my eyebrow are Cyber Color Brow Pencil in Dark Brown & Benefit Gimme Brow. On my eyes are NYX Runway Palette in Champagne. On my lips is Revlon Lip Butter in Berry Smoothie. Oh, my mascara is from Maybelline The Rocket and my blush is from Lioele. 

My last minute before sleeping manicure is a total failure. Look at the right side, not even a minute after finishing it, I already messed up the nail polish and chipped it. But I'm too lazy to remove it because of the strong scent of nail polish remover. Right now my room is smell like alcohol, all thanks to my impromptu manicure before bed. Lesson learnt, no more next time.

I put aside these products on my dresser because I wanted to finish them all. There are only some left and I've been abandoning them for a really long time. I want to clear and finish my skin care and make up because I seriously have way too many excess products. I have this bad habit of buying products and forget about them until some time later when I rediscover them again at my pile of mess. So, I determine to stop this and promise myself to finish all the products before I buy a new one. I foresee no more new products for me until at least April 2014. Better save those money than spending it on stuffs that I don't need.

My makeup after almost 12 hours. 

This is the current book that I read now. It is funny in a sarcastic way and good for unwind. The story is basically about a loser guy whom trying to get back with his ex but never failed to ruin his chances with his stupidity. I got it from a book fair at Kuching last time.

Happy Thanksgiving to those whom celebrate. Be thankful for what you've got and count your blessing always. This is also a gentle reminder to myself.

P/S: I wish Malaysia has Black Friday sale. There are so many Black Friday sales online but most of the sites do not ship to Malaysia. Bummer!

Monday, November 25, 2013

Weekly Recap #4 Family & birthday

I think I should keep this weekly recap thingy a regular post for my blog because it really helps me to recall back what I've done throughout the whole week. Last Friday we had a small birthday celebration for my sis fiance. It was just a close and intimate gathering with family members.

And my dad cooked his special chili crab. It was so funny because the pan that he used was small, in the end, his crab fell on the floor when he was cooking.

Yeah, Christmas come early in my family.

I couldn't include my parents to be in the photo because they were sitting on the other side and I couldn't possibly step back to include everyone in the photo unless if I master the art of going through the wall.

Happy birthday Jang! Hope all of your wishes come true!
By the way, today is his real birthday, so go wish him on his Facebook!

I took quite a number of photos that night but lots are out of focus, too dark, too bright, blurry etc because I was still learning how to use the manual settings in my camera which I am absolutely failed at. By the way, I did an update for this in my Dayre too. So feel free to check it out here . Go download and sign up for this app because it is super addicting especially you have rants that need more than 140 characters. Tell me if you have one so I can follow you.

Went out for breakfast on Saturday with my sisters and had went straight for lunch after that with the girls. You know you really grow up when you realized you started to talk about property and investment on a Saturday afternoon.

Extra selfie because my face look slim 
Angle plays a really big part to determine how your selfie turns out.

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Phuket Trip - Elephant ride | ATV | Motorbike cruising

This will be the last installment for my Phuket trip last July. When we decided to go to Phuket, we know we are actually looking for some adventures in that gem island. After spending the whole day out in the sea, we went for another local tour for some fun out in the wild with the same agency. Again, it is advised to go with a big group of friends because the more people you have, the more discounts you can get. 

Posing at the hotel lobby while waiting for our pick up

Our not so glamour pick up truck

The tour includes transport to and fro the location of the tour and your hotel. Since the truck picked up the tourists from different hotels, so we sort of have free tour around Patong. 

Our elephant for the day

He's old and grumpy but I think it has something to do with his trainer/guardian too. Every elephants came with a trainer or a guardian whom will instruct and guide them for the tour. Our elephant guide was a grumpy and sour face man whom kinda harsh on him. Personally I think it's cruel to use animal these way making money. The guide equipped with a hook which they use to knock the elephant when he refused to listen/walk. This is extremely cruel because he didn't knock it gently on the elephant. It was to hurt or threaten the elephant. 

There was once when our elephant sort of angry and just stomped off out of track with both of us on it. We're so scare, whom know what will happened when he really angry. Maybe he will shook us off him or worst ran off into the wild with us. Thank God nothing wild happened. The elephant cooled off when the guide called him and shouted at him to go on track. Phewwww... close call.

Despite the happy face that I had on, I was scare and secretly hope the ride would end soon. But the elephant was cooperating in the end and stopping along the way to feed on grass, he would lower himself which sort of gave us a bumpy ride. It was fun tho. I guess he's happy as long as he had something to eat. But honestly, I wouldn't do this again next time.

Camwhore on the elephant

The elephant looked so happy as if he's smiling till can't see his eyes

Feeding the elephant bananas after the ride. But I think this one is not the one that we rode. Because he went off to take another couple and their kids for a ride after dropping us off. Hope they fed him many bananas. The elephant that I fed here is a disgusting one. He practically peed a bucket load in front of us. LOL
And yeah, I know I called every elephants him because I can't imagine a female elephant, I mean they are huge, super huge indeed and suit to be called a him.

Our next activity is ATV ride which is my favorite

I don't want to ride at the back of the bf because I wanted to control one myself, so we each had our own ATVs. This is where our inner racer surface as we chased each other on the track. I kinda stuck and almost overturned at some points but nothing is stopping me, well except a crossing elephant because you should never cross one. Lol, pun intended. 

ATV, airbrush tattoo and a helmet, he's legit. lol

Back from our tour and we decided to go back to No.6 Restaurant for a quick refreshment

Ice blended watermelon was the perfect choice for such a hot and humid day

The crowd queuing up outside the restaurant. This restaurant was packed every time we were there.

We also decided to rent a motorbike for 24 hours as it was very affordable, 150 bahts for a day, gasoline on your own. Having transport made it super easy for us to explore the surrounding area. We even went back to Karon where our elephant tour was which was almost half an hour away from Patong.

I forgot the name of this beach but it was near Patong

Stopping for banana crepes at Karon

Turned out that dude is a Malaysian whom lived at Phuket. It kinda weird to hear someone speak Malay after almost a week of hearing Thais. He's very friendly, in fact everyone was friendly in Phuket. Since we're on our own cruising on the bike, we stopped anywhere that we wanted to. 

At a playground to pose with a huge dog statue

Or sat on see saw.

At first I thought a week in Phuket was too long because it is just an island but I was so wrong. A week was long enough for us to explore the island on our own sweet time. It was relaxing and just enjoying, so no rushing here and there, this is the kind of holiday I loved. Well, I'm done with Phuket and need a new place to discover for next year. I still have no solid plan for next holiday. I have a few in my mind but we shall see.