Friday, February 21, 2014

Saving up

I have come to the age where people start to open new chapter in their life, be it engagement, marriage, having kids or simply start investing in property. I'm kinda aware that the clock is ticking and next thing I know, I'm turning 30. Naturally, I know that I'm at the stage where I should know where I'm heading in the next 5 years. Marriage and kid are not on top on my list at the moment but property is.

When I started working 3 years ago, I told my self that I should buying my own property by the age of 25 but a friend of mine said it was impossible unless I joint-venture with my life partner. I brushed her opinion aside.

And now, I take back my words. The property value is flying high like rocket these day. Last week, I went to see a semi-detached double story, a regular size house and the price is RM700K, that's like more than half a million. ='=

That night I started to plan my savings and realized how careless I'm with my spending. I spend whenever I want, though lately I had been really good. But still, I should have save up those Ringgit. I used to record how much I have spent everyday in a little notebook but give up half way. I know someone who did this and thought that these people too frugal. I guess I was wrong.

So, I may have to postpone my over ambitious dream to own a property at the age of 25 but I've learnt my lesson. It is never too late to start saving up or to be frugal. I'm kidding about the latter.

Thursday, February 20, 2014

v day

I agree that Valentine's Day is way too commercialized and overrated these day. That's why the bf and I opted to lay low on that day and made our own night special without being pressured into buying overpriced flowers and dining at overpriced cafe. Instead, he wanted to cook at home for us. 

The bf is never a romantic man, one thing that I've known long time ago. So I didn't expect much from him even when he said he wanted to cook for me. 

He even asked me to put on a nice dress for our dine in dinner

He made my favorite spaghetti carbonara 

I gotta say the quiet night in having dinner and just talked felt so nice. We ate our pasta slowly, took many silly selfies in between and joked around. When dinner was over, I thought that's all he had planned. 

Turned out, he hand made me card. This gesture is so old school but I really loved it.

Now I know why he insisted of asking me to take my instax along.

But I accidentally smeared his writing in our Polaroid.

Thanks for everything babe!

Oh, if you're wondering, I didn't prepare anything for him. Because Valentine's is not something that we celebrate. Heck, we don't even do anniversary. 

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

He loves me but make up god hates me

Down with sore throat and 3 massive ulcers in my mouth now. I had been downing a lot of Scott's Emulsion to keep my antibody strong but the flu is catching up with me :(

Not in the mood to do anything other than sleeping, so I guess I should update a bit about everyday life recently.

This kid stole my heart

I'm not a kid person before but being surrounding by cuties like Danish I couldn't help but to squeal. Seriously, Danish is such a sweetheart and so easy to take care of. I was babysitting him while he napped last week.

Mr Grumpy waking up 

But he became cheerful again when I played Pee-ka-boo with him

I have this very bad luck with makeup last week too. Maybe I've unintended offended the Makeup God or something but every suay-ness that happened last week all related to make up.

First, I dropped my overnight bag which contained my Biore Make Up  Remover Case and my compact powder. Both were shattered. I was upset about the make up remover case because I have been using it for over a year now and I hate to admit it but I have strong grip on sentimental value with inanimate object. As for the compact powder, I have been using it for more than 2 years and I have a new one waiting to be opened. So this is my chance to use the new one. Yay!

Second, I stained my almost brand new dress with foundation while getting ready. Yeah, I'm the idiot that put on their clothes before make up. Who else like this?

I tried to wash off the stain but it is still visible

Next, I've ruined my one and only MAC lipstick when capping it.

Idiot point no. 2 for me

This is what I'm getting ready for, a joint birthday celebration for lil sis and me. 

That's it for today. I'm too sleepy to write even though my head swirls with so many thoughts. Verbal diarrhea next time!

Monday, February 3, 2014

CNY 2014

For those whom read my Dayre, sorry this will be another cheat post. I miss my blog so much and feel like a bad mother for abandoning it for so long. 

This is my second year celebrating CNY with the bf. Last two years it was spent with friends at a club or yamcha-ing, but now we're going to his grandparents house as one of his family tradition. This is one of the aging syndrome wtf. Family always come first. Disclaimer here, if you think that I'm abandoning my own family on Chinese New Year, you're wrong then. My family, as in my parents and my siblings do not celebrate Chinese New Year as we're not Chinese. However, my immediate families eg. my paternal aunts do celebrate as they're married to Chinese.

CNY eve

I had reunion dinner at the Ngu's and we had steamboat which seems like a popular choice of reunion dinner this year. Yummy!

My helper to 排年货。It's more like I put it in the container and he took it out.

Full after dinner, so it's camho time

My favorite part of CNY is the fireworks when the clock strike 12. 

When I was younger, I used to sit on my roof which connects to my balcony outside my room to watch the fireworks. Something just never gets old.

CNY Day 1

Maybe it's the age, maybe it's the environment, somehow I feel so tired on the first day. 

Had the traditional red wine chicken soup mian xian to start the day

Kena photobombed wtf

As usual, the first house that we went to was his grandparents place. Then we continued to some of his relatives and parent's friends.

I put on fake eyelashes this year. I have the eyelashes from The Face Shop which I used last two years and it still in good condition. Maybe because I've only used it twice in the span of two years.

And I hate it. I hate putting on fake lashes. It makes my eyelids heavy and uncomfortable.  no more next time.

CNY Day 2

And this is the reason I slept around 3am for the past 3 days. I didn't play but acted as coach to the bf. Not bad what, I helped him win RM60++.

I immediately regretted the decision to stay up that late when I woke up with back pain and throbbing headache. But when the night came, I seemed to forget that and repeated the same circle. I spent CNY Day 2 at my own home nursing my headache. Stupid headache came before noon and I had to sleep it off afrer gulping down Panadol. The original plan for CNY Day 2 was to go to my boss open house.
We planned a very last minute advanced birthday surprise for my lil sis.
I bought some cookies and cake flour just in case if I feel like baking. I also bought custard filling which I thought was the whole custard thing. Only realized it was just the filling when I started making it. #domesticfailed
I swear I'm not pregnant. My shirt stuck at the counter hence the budging stomach.

CNY Day 3
初三was spent visiting open houses with the bf and his secondary school friends. This is my second year joining them so it was less awkward as I sort of know them already.
The only awkward moment was when one of his friend mom giving out ang pow and missed out me.

We went back to the bf house in the afternoon because it was too hot and continued gambling. This time it was blackjack. I bailed because I don't really like blackjack.
Afterward I went visiting with my close friends

Somehow we ended up yamcha-ing at Tanahmas. #CNYfailed

All of us. I love how bitchy all of us together hahaha

At last, we went back to Sara's place for dinner

Our delicious spread.

And now I'm just finished baking cookies with my cousins. It was a messy job but what else do you expect when you bake with a 2 years old and 12 years old. Nonetheless, our cookies turned out delicious. 

I felt so tired by the end of the day but felt like my day well spent despite some little things that upset me. I hope you guys had a great long weekend too.