Wednesday, November 11, 2015

11-11 11:11

Oh man today's a good day to blog.
Anybody knows why is it Singles' day?
光棍节. Shinning-stick day. (chinese direct translation game strong lol)
I did a little wiki research and it says, "The date is chosen for the connection between singles and the number '1'."

Does 2-2 make a double day?
(maybe there is, I better google it...)
Okay no. No double day. Only Valentine's.

For me 11 is more like two individuals standing next to each other.
My girl friend tied the knot with her now-husband on this beautiful date 4 years ago.
(Happy anniversary my dear)

As what I had previously foreseen, many related posts on fb about this 11-11.
No big deal.
It's like everybody making a fuss over 5-20.
It's gonna be 11-12 anyway.

Do I lost touch with the world?
I don't text people. and everybody is relying on social media/internet so much I cannot.
I disappeared.

I know it's just me, I can't do that "bonding" over conversations "on-air".
I know it's hard with friends scattered everywhere.
Your unimates, your secondary school friends, your long-lost neighbours and the list goes on.
Not like we are gonna send each other mail. Mail literally. Like. Written ones.
This era. pfft.

So one fine day, my long-lost friend chatting with me on whatsapp gave me some feedbacks and it all come down to my bitchy attitude. Like. I don't give a damn.

Few things to be accused of:
1. I read and never replied.
2. I took very long time to reply. Days sometimes.
3. I disappeared.
4. I'm too good at (text) goodbyes. As if I've been wanting for that moment to come.
5. ____________ (I can't think of any more right now. You tell me.)

In my belief, true friends can always catch up when we meet face to face.
If cannot, they aren't true.
If aren't true, what's all that matters in the first place?
I have my point. So you have yours.
Judge me if you want to.
You know right? What matters is always inside us.

I hold our friendships dear in my heart. (Yea. You and you and you ...)
I don't text you and tell you how much I miss you.
I don't text you to show how much I care.

That's me. I always am like this.
For this aspect, I. Have. Not. Changed. A. Bit.

My dad and mom. 32 years and still going strong. I can hardly imagine my relationship with le bf going on for so long. It would be amazing though. ;)
So this day, I talked to my another long-lost old friend and his dad has just gone through an operation. Thank god it's successful. Where he said nothing much changes except his parents growing some white hair. I have the same sentiments. We are growing up, they are growing old. :'(

In case you miss my elder sis. I wonder how come my face was so damn puffy. Guess it's the only photo we took or else I wouldn't have chosen this. :X
and this little one. Pardon my bare face.
You know how close we siblings are. I thought we couldn't be any closer. We did. I don't know how. But we did get so so much closer. Was it the time? We grew up since we were babies. And now we grow up as an adult who share life experiences and secrets. We respect. We care. We love.

I miss this fella. You big boy work hard okay.
Pardon our pale faces we woke up 4/5am in the morning to catch the flight. This is the last photo we took. The next one could be another year of long wait.
I know studying abroad over there is sure tough. When life's getting harder, always remember the time we had fun and talk bullshit all days. It's your life-changing experience you know that. Herng you are featuring. Yea? You're welcome my dear.
My mates. Your turn to graduate! I truly am happy for you guys. See those genuine smiles on your faces! How beautiful. I couldn't make to attend and you know why. You have my utmost blessings showered upon you!
Friends who made me who I am today, whom I have a lot to be grateful to. We literally grow together. From the inside to the outside. From a little girl/boy to a lady/gentleman. Thanks for being there and stick together. Knowing my flaws and yet embracing them all. Let's grow old together bringing our kids out (and still) having kickass parties and reminiscing our old good times.

The other day. 31st Oct 2015.
So. We were invited to a senior's wedding. His Taiwanese wife super pretty la. And her voice. Ohmiigod I was like watching Taiwan TV host. Due to the lack of gatherings and meetups, we were super excited taking pic with each other. The above is the decent one. 

Hey there my roomie.
Yo whatsup. Eii she's still so pretty FML.
Yo my dearest little sun and yours truly.
ohh damn ugly FOL. Qian I'm forgiven right? YOLO? HAHAHA 
Well. I don't active on fb if you can see. Post multiple pics in a row doesn't seem appropriate on the Instagram. Hence my blog. LOL! Although I end up share the blog link to my fb but it's not exposed to everyone right, only those of you would click it open and read my blog. Yea. Haha. Good place to keep my memories.

Once in a blue moon dress up. I didn't aware the heels I was wearing that night were so high I almost feel the air was fresher up there. All black yea. and ignore my flabby arms thank you very much. I wanted to meituxiuxiu it but I forgot hahahahaha.
a short dinner meet up with le uni friends. It's really good to finally see you. Working in Sg but we can hardly meet each other. You know how working shift turned me into. Enough words. Sp's expression is gold! Hahaha

So you see. I can cook. Without oil though. I scared. :X 

Pan-seared salmon! Bought it from Jusco supermarket. It's fresh and perfect to go with greens. Marinated with fresh lemon juice and some salt that's it. So good. So good to the point where I forgot to take a pic before grubbing down it all. 

greens with balsamic sauce my favourite. Not more than RM9 I think. Portion is enough for two. (but I finished it all by myself)
the natural oil coming from Mr. Salmon himself.

And if you pay attention to the above. I have a roomie now. I used to live with roommate back when I was still studying in Malacca (Michelle xiao Marie I miss you). and living alone in Sg for the first year. Been staying with le bff for one month now. Everything's great so far hahahaha.

our room. Not to reveal too much. There's some changes though. The space you see right at the bottom, we have a rug there. And we have another tenant called ahPui. Staying together with the purple little lavender bear. You know who it belongs to. NOT ME
so I guess I missed having roomie is because. We get free treats (or tricks?). I got my Halloween candies. Thanks sweetie.
I remember back in Malacca during Hari Raya, Michelle and I would go to the bazaar just across of our place when the Malays buka puasa and bought lotsa food back to our room and yumm. Good times huh Mich.

Back in the other day I realized my driving license had expired for months!!! 

Old school right! Maybe some of you might not even see this type of driving license before. More than 5 years ago when I was still holding P license and then changed to this. Oh how time flies.
rushing for a renewal. Still driving to post office though. LOL! Another 5 years counting...

I was down with flu and fever and cough. 2 days MC given by the doc. 
I lost count how many MCs I've taken since day one I started working. 
As a shifter myself, I am telling you, NEVER DO SHIFT WORK, will definitely regret.
My dark circles are not just under my eyes, they are already somewhere around my cheeks now wtf.

I had been coughing for almost a week and not recovering. Mom got me this steam orange (plus a pinch of salt) to cure the cough. Not really working for me and it taste really weird. 

Coffee time shall we?

a date with my China man reading paper and I read my book. 
Playing Dead is good but not as good. I'm lazy to do a book review right now. Partly because I forgot the storyline. But I remember the main character did survive. Spoilers! Haha don't think any of you would read it though. The author is not famous, or is the book exceptionally good. I bought it from BigBadWolf for like RM8/10? I know. I'm waiting for its coming too. For those who cares, BBW is back on 4 - 14 Dec @ MIECC The Mines. I'm still thinking should I go, or not. ZiHui let me know if you going? ;)

I remember the last time I went to BBW @ The Mines, it was 24hrs running. and I drove all the way to KL, had Morganfield's, took lotsa picture around Pavillion with all the Christmas deco, shopped for books at BBW until 4am and went back to Malacca straight after. Did we have Dimsum? I can't recall back. Ahhh really good times. Although my friends were exhausted cause they waited for me until I was done, but it's indeed a good memory. Tell me how to have those crazy moments with friends now where we are all working adults, hardly even fork out time to meet up. :X

meetup with old friend. We didn't talk to each other much back in uni. But somehow we found the way to catch up in JB. Fate huh. See, I still can make time, only during weekdays. Haha FML.
A working Sunday where I got my first parking summon in Sg. $30 gone. Got myself a cuppa coffee during lunch time. A good cup of coffee can fix everything. Yay or Nay?
This is a good cup. By a Korean barista @ The Brew Orchestra, Tmn Molek. Love the environment there. The panini served there was good too.
breakfast with le younger sis. Ordered too much for a morning breakfast. We finished it anyway. :X
On the same day. went for hightea with my parents. No, I only drank my kopi.

So. A short intro to 3 new cafes I visited last weekend. Maybe they are not new. I was just being outdated. Right right?

Sweet Blossom Coffee Roasters @ Tmn Pelangi
(same location as Greenet)
I like those cafes filled with nice coffee aroma and Sweet Blossom is one of them. You can choose 3oz or 5oz coffee. Not sure what bean they used but my latte has a slight acidic after taste. Leejin's mocha is too sweet for my liking though.
Only interior pic I uploaded. Said this is a short intro right. I chose the window seating. Nice lighting to read.
chocolate devil? It's served warm. Not too bad but could be better if moist the cake a little. Babybreath seems like a hit deco in cafe now. 

Sea & Saw @ Jalan Skudai, Straits View
(turn into the junction after EightLido)
been starting business for quite some time. It's a new hit in JB now I guess? Operates from 3pm till late night.
decided to go to this place after our dinner date. Struggling to get a seat. Instead we chose outdoor seating. My latte is too milky, not my type. The hazelnut blended is okay, anyway it cant go too wrong right.
And the greentea pie is good! Greentea flavor is strong and the crust is thin. and I'm cute? :P
I won't go for the coffee for second time. Probably for the pie and the ambiance. It can get over-crowded during weekends. But for the view. It's worth a visit or two.
die die wanna post my OOTD that night. Never tried on this style. It's good to have it documented. LOL.

Kafuka @ Jalan Bendahara, Taman Tun Aminah
(same row with RHB)
New place to keep in my pocket. I hope it won't get too crowded in near future. I can totally foresee myself to spend whole day in here. Warmth lighting. I like the light bulb especially. Pay a closer look if you go there next time.
if you pay enough attention, you can see that the cutlery is very beautiful, too. 
very comfort homey food. The pasta itself is okay. I like the meatball. Like how your mother makes it to you. Would wish to have some dressings for the greens though. It's a little tad dry.
To be frank, I wasn't expecting their coffee cause they combine a music studio to the cafe as well (hence not a coffee specialty?). A very good concept since they are Chinese orchestra players themselves. Was intended to order a double shot since only + another RM1.50 (if not wrong? damn loser and auntie-ish hahahah) but surprisingly, even without adding extra shot, the latte is right on my taste! Smooth foam. No fancy latte art but a good cuppa coffee.
Again. I hope it won't get too crowded (selfish thinking). I can't find any reason not to go back. Good ambiance. Good music selection. Good service. NO GST! NO Service charge! Truly happy that finally a decent cafe opened in Tun Aminah area.  
I like the entrance door says "Welcome Back".

End of Coffee. Comes some really random stuffs.

so the other day Leejin and I went to this family-run Italian Cafe Caffe @ Tmn Perling (same row with Yew's cafe). The food is good. Portion is good. Price is good. Will definitely come back.
For the food sins I'm guilty of committing. Here I reported myself wtf.

So I have this habit whenever I coincidentally see 11:11 on my watch/phone/clock, I'd do a mini silent wishing in my heart. Obviously I read it somewhere from someone who claimed that seeing 11:11 on a clock is an auspicious sign hence the wishing thing. So...

Today, my sis (who is very well aware of my weird habit) sent me a text telling me it's 11-11 11:11. What I told her next was, "faster make a wish!" "super powerful wan!", so hopefully this 11-11 11:11 ohmm would make our wishes come true.
Home cook tonight. Yes. That's chilli crab. Yes. That's how awesome my mom is. ;)
what I'm doing right now. Blogging. and my mom and younger sis shopping for TaoBao the almighty 11-11 sales. and meimei's taking dinner and watching "where dad's going" (again, direct translation game strong LOL). I find this scene super funny hence this photo. See how they covered their faces? hahahahaha 


I like my meme in last blog post. So I decided to choose another for this post. Hahahahaha this description is so on point.
Hi. We spend most of our time apart although we are not having LDR. Thanks for being understanding and all. :* 
Totem Cirque du Soleil with le bf. Thanks for bringing me.
Was so excited like a kid. I'd never watched circus before.

I've been working over a year now.
What I figure out of being an adult.
Pro: can buy yourself whatever you want and be whoever you want, no one can stop you.
Con: can buy yourself whatever you want and be whoever you want, no one can stop you.


I'm a lonewolf but I'm not lonely.
I know I have bunch of you if I need one.
Like how I will always back you up and be there for you when you need me.

Last but not least. To those of you who use WeChat.
Let's get doggie shower by......

by typing 单身狗. LOL!

Happy 11-11.


Sunday, August 16, 2015

Midnight Diary | Tell Me Who I Am

So it's been like two months plus I disappeared from the blog-sphere. Today when I finally got to check out some bloggers' blogs, only realized this "community" has significantly less active bloggers out there. Rather say, blog is slowly being forgotten by most.

I used to express freely on this space I owned since 2008. Instagram is the only social platform I actively check out. Perhaps Twitter, not often though. I don't active on Facebook even. This blog was the only place where I could on and off put down my thoughts and freed whatever shits in my mind. and I find difficulty to put my thoughts into words now.

How people change. I remember a quote I read from Nicholas Sparks, forgot from where though. He said "I don't know that love changes. People do. Circumstances do," something like that, which I find it is so so true.

I'm pretty sure the Me one year ago won't be too pleased if she sees the Me now. It's been almost one year since the first day I started working in Sg. Day by day nothing seems to change, but when you look back, everything is different. Worse comes to worst, I don't know what exactly I've done in this period of time. People think I'm living a rather good life. I'm however envious of the most of you. 

I used to have this "I'm the happiest girl on earth" mind.

I really am an easily satisfied person. A rainy day staying at home playing piano I feel happy; Having good food I feel happy; Drinking a good cup of coffee I feel happy; Reading a good book I feel happy. Even driving car I feel happy wtf. Now I'm having no luxurious to have all these simplest things. Am I not a happy person now fml.

I always appreciate the time to be with you and you. And it's getting less and less. Almost none existence. It's not the can-I-have-36hours-per-day kind of hectic life I have. But the can-I-have-a-normal-24hours-like shift work that exhausts my soul.

Meh. Bet you wouldn't even know what I'm talking about.

How sometimes I be like. LOL so unhealthy wtf.


That's all for my recent two months update.


3 books I've read within this period of time. 

1. Reconstructing Amelia, by Kimberly McCreight. It gives me chill down my spine. And kind of gives out a little 'Gone Girl' vibes. A good debut novel.

2. About a Boy, by Nick Hornby. Didn't know he's famous until I read the reviews of the books he published. About a Boy is purely a hilarious work. Well, a page turner.

3. High Fidelity, again by Nick Hornby. I had a pretty hard time to find connection as the author many times tells the story through records/song selections which I'm totally not familiar of. But this story about Rob who is the most self-denying, most fucked-up person in his own world, it's still fun to read.

Both Nick Hornby's books say something about boy and also manhood. I'm not sure how many of you have read Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus, but by reading Hornby's books kinda gives me the same feeling and afterthought. Even more precise I'd say. Did I mention, both books I've read were adapted into films. 

"Over the last couple of years, the photos of me when I was a kid. Well, they've started to give me a little pang or something - not unhappiness, exactly, but some kind of quiet, deep regret. I keep wanting to apologize to the little guy: "I'm sorry, I've let you down. I was the person who was supposed to look after you, but I blew it; I made wrong decisions at bad times, and I turned you into me."

- High Fidelity by Nick Hornby

Didn't manage to take a picture of the book. Now look at its sexy back. and maybe focus on the little heart shape on the biscotti.

Don't I always say home is not a place it's a feeling. Well, maybe it's really more of a place than a feeling, afterall. Else people won't get homesick right? I wish I can go back home now. :'(

BEST feeling. One day when I was at home watching 台湾金曲奖 :)
The other day watching Blood Diamond and eating papaya.
Resting at home especially when you feel sick. Easily falling sick ever since I started working shift. FML.
Home cook when I was so so sick. What makes home the best is because you have family by your side. :'((((
Craving for mommy's MiHunKuey. (y)
And when I'm home, either mama cooks holiao, or baba brings us eat holiao. How not to love being with your family and eating good food.

Pontian's hawker. Best WanTanMee and ikan bakar!!
Best steamed fish and kampung chicken. 


I always find time to have a good coffee and a book. Or good coffee and good friends. Top 3 cafes I often go.
1. The Faculty of Caffeine
2. The Replacement (from same owners)
3. Just Want @ Sutera Utama (then), forgot-their-name (now) 

FOC or The Replacement. Coffee is tip-top. and so is the food and service. Environment wise I actually prefer FOC now as it's much quieter as compared to last time, cause people now flooding to the newly opened The Replacement.
Old Just Want Coffee. Forgot the new name. My usual hangout place as it's near to my house. I thought after changing to a new brand the quality would drop. Thankfully the coffee is decent still, and so the desserts. So one fine day Dajie jio-ed me and mama for coffee. Had a really hearty lovey dovey moment with them.
BFF got me this or should say I die die forced her to give me this Easter egg container from Disney Sea. Damn cute can! Thanks Yann. xoxo
M cafe @ Nusa Bestari. Coffee is not bad but I don't like the environment. Kinda stuffy sometimes. and I definitely reject to sit inside 'Monsta cafe'. Not sure they are from the same owner, but one serves only coffee and another serves food.


Not sure about guys, but most girls won't say no to a little sweet treats. 

Mommy got addicted to this.
Bf got addicted to this.
Singaporeans got addicted to this. LOL! Just joking la. But frankly 80% of the cars I saw which parked at the road side of durian stalls were Singapore cars. 
50sen of joy during SG50.


When dessert can't buy you enough happiness, here comes a little boost. HAHAHA

Appreciate this fella bought me wine all the way from Russia. Kyaler Chan the future doc, thanks xx. Words can't say enough and we have no time to meet up. How la you tell me!!!!! 
Now I learn to appreciate the taste of Guinness. Well not exactly, I only drink draught Guinness from tap. Those bottles wan still cannot make it. and I did feel the alcohol level is higher.
The other wild night we spent @ Renaissance JB thanks to ChunPing. Missing the taste of honey vodka.
When we were all still sober. LOL. How are you people doing. Man this feels like ages.
Lai this is how you should hold a wine glass. Definitely a memorable night. It's hard to get together, but when we do, we do it sexy and wild wtf. 
And another one fine day... To be honest, this could be one of the best drinking rounds we had. Silent screaming and laughing and all. You know what I mean.


My friendssssssssssssssssss..........

So one day in our group chat, those in JB wanted to go for breakfast. And the rest of us feeling imbalanced (or only me?). So we decided to post our breakfast pic in the group. Guess which one is mine? (sob)
Taken like months ago. My drinking kaki in Sg. Aghh I feel super guilty because I'm always the one to ffk. All the re-scheduling this and that. Meh. I'm forgiven right. Shifter privilege? :X
On that same day, same time, different places.
JB vs Moscow.
Awaiting to go in Sg vs awaiting to fly back Malaysia.
Coffee vs lappy
Fair vs dark
(LOLLLLL inside joke)
and this little bro met us both dajiejie in Sg. Never ending teasing and all.
Qian's convo. Felt so bad I couldn't make it. Shifter-life-sucks. Anyway you got my heartfelt wishes right. Be our little sun as always. I know you do. You always do.
Ping's bday. Guess you have had enough of my wishes? oh + my mom's. LOL!
Also the day I first met Rui's bf. Damn funny la. Ramzen's doppelganger. Good to meet you ahBeng.
Just few days back? My girls in Sg. Damnnnn life is hard. Meeting you in Sg is even harder la wtf. xoxo


The pitiful Bf. Many said we are worse than those couples having long-distance relationship thanks to my shift work. Shifter-life-sucks. :X

No we don't have romance dinner. Prefer to take it this way. LOL. My favourite fish head meehun. *slurp*
Bullshitting about anything over coffee.
And annoy each other to the core. I sent this to him, and he asked me for a TAG in return. Like what? you wish. 

So the bits and bobs of my life lately. Doesn't seem as bad. 

Okay la maybe I'm living a good live afterall. (self-convince)

End of my shift. 

Morning earthlings.

Good night.