It was #Nuffnang8irthday! Happy Birthday, to the best blog advertising family! I am very honored to be invited to Nuffnang 8th birthday party held at Zouk, KL. The theme of the party is 1960s’ Breakfast at Tiffany’s. To me, 1960s’ means colorful, midi length dress (which I do not have any in my wardrobe, T.T). I was initially scratching my head thinking what should I wear. Thank God, #RAD (Rent A Dress KL) saved my life. #OOTD for #Nuffnang8irthday. Dress – Badgley Mischka Fuchsia Cocoktail Dress from RAD Heels – Silver Peep Toe Pumps from…
1- CNY OOTD
They say, “For good luck, all the clothing you wear on Chinese New Year should be new, to symbolize a fresh new start.” For me, it’s a really good time to wear all the RED & all the traditionally inspired chinese dresses. Well, we do not get to wear it all the time. (*^▽^*)
Here’s my #OOTD pick for this CNY.
#1 Red traditional Cut Cheongsum Dress
#2 Printed Cap Sleeves Sheath Dress
ღゝ◡╹)ノ❤ I received heaps of compliments for the fits & color of this dress! The jacquard inspired design fits the CNY mood well. Love the beautiful scalloped hemline, & how the stretchy thick fabrics make it fits so well on me! This dress will show off your figures, without exposing your skin.
#3 Good Ol’ Red Skater Dress
Vivid red skater dress’ cuts is perfect for CNY, showing off your waistline, while hiding your tummy! Haha! I love ‘em flare! Skater dress is lovely, it flatters your figures naturally; always my favorite design for dresses. ❤
#4 Floral Printed Playsuit
This floral print off-shoulder jumpsuit created a wear-everywhere silhouette. This piece fits perfectly when you going to your friend’s place to gamble (most of the time we’ll be sitting on the floor, a dress will be rather inconvenient)
#5 Red White Coordinated Outfit
2 – FAMILY REUNION @ YONGPENG
Every CNY, my family will be visiting my grandma at YongPeng, Johor.
& the visit always make this festive season worthwhile.
My grandma’s. This is the home that gathers all her 14 children, and all her grandchildren & great-granchildren every year. It is a really big house with a lot of rooms, a big patio, and a garden with a lot of beautiful blooms; My grandma loves pretty things like flowers. ❤o｡.(✿ฺ｡ ✿ฺ)
My grandma is really old, she’s 93 this year. She can barely hear what we say anymore, she doesn’t even talk much now, but she’s always smiling whenever she sees us. I guess it’s pure joy to see all her children and grandchildren gather together to celebrate the lunar new year with her.
My mom, & her sisters.
They are all indeed the WONDERMAMAs. My grandma now needed to be fed because she no longer had the strength to feed herself. It really touched me to see how they would convince my grandma to eat more like how they used to convince us when we were small; & how they spoon fed my grandma like how they spoon fed us when we were little.
My dad, & the uncles.
It’s great to just sit down quietly listening to them talking about the past and current, life stories. From how my granddad raised up 14 of ‘em with only 30 cents earnings a day till he started owning rubber estates to the latest political issues. Interesting much.
My cousins. ( I have a lot of cousins, some of my nieces are as old as me.) But those that I am particular closer to are all younger than me; Hence, I am the big sisters who holds the responsibility to bring them out for good food! Heh!
Alongside, there’s always wedding lunch held during CNY because it’s the best time when everyone of us will be gathered together. This time round, it’s my cousin sister who has always been my inspiration, Jane. She is smart (infact, very smart), & extremely humble.
Last but not least, a happy family portrait!
I initiated it, & insisted it every year. Hehe.
3 – FRIENDS GATHERING
As we grow up, we get to know more people, & have met heaps of good people. But, we do not forget the old friends. It’s hard to catch up with everyone due to our busy schedule, but when it’s CNY, everyone would squeeze out time to attend the annual lousang dinner. Here’s some of those people who I treasure a lot.
I love how this bunch of people, especially those 2 that I am closest to, James and Darel, would be there for me whenever I need. I am like a sister to ‘em, and I have to admit that they have been taking good care of me all these years.
We are from them same church, but we do not usually get to hang out and chill like how we do now. We are always rushing, because everyone has crazily hectic schedule. Like, the #annoyingbff adelechow said, everyone in this cg is too busy impacting the market place, shining in God’s name! ୧( “̮ )୨✧
But I am really thankful for these sincere and humble bunch who is always so loving and keeping each and every one of us in our prayers. Let us pray for a year full of new opportunities and abundance of good people among us a life with God in our midst! ❤
Special thanks to our rockstar, CG leaders, LEONARD for this “customized” CG, and for the effort in working so hard to manage all our expectations, in sowing into our life, and loving each and everyone of us. Impacting us with very relevant words of God and make us realize each and everyone of us deserve God’s love, deserve to love God!
From only colleagues, we became #morethancollegues, & now we are really good friends.
It’s so hard for us to gather together nowadays because we now all work in different company. Hence, we really appreciate gathering like this. So much laughter with all the silly jokes and random talks. Thank you for making me feel so comfortable with you guys! ෆ╹ .̮ ╹ෆ
PANTAI SEAFOOD RESTAURANT. Scotland clam // Potato leaf // Deep fried squid with salted egg // Steamed red telapia // Buttered tiger prawns // Steamed salted chicken // + lousang + tea (9 pax) = RM593.40
4 -HOME COOKED FOOD
All thanks to my mummy! She is such a good cook!
Every year when we were beautifully dressed up to celebrate this awesome festival! My mom, and the aunties will be dressed in t shirt and shorts, got all busy from morning to night, just to prepare such great dinner for the big big family. So much effort, I am so grateful of these wondermamas. It is when I grow up, I really learn to appreciate these sacrificial effort!
Mom’s cook is so good that dad’s friend would insist an open house with all my mom’s cook every year.
Here it is, everything prepared by my supermom! She’s beyond awesome! I love all of these! Every dishes is so damn good, it’s orgasmic! My mom’s cooking has always given me comfort. Well, I didn’t get her cooking gene, but I secretly wish that one day I can be half as good as my mom. (๑´ڤ`๑)
5 – CNY GOODIES
It’s packed with sugar & fats, it’s extremely sinful!
BakKwa & Pineapple tarts are my favorite! I can never stop snaking on it!
& here’s a video compiled by my lil sister shoot at my grandma’s.❤
That’s all for now!
Wishing all of you a prosperous and fruitful Lunar New Year!
Mehhhhhhh the HUAT be with you in this Kambing year!
In conjunction with Valentine’s, I had the privileged to listen to Careen preach about LOVE. She is ever so inspiring. I have a deep thought about it, & decided to share with all of you.
So, how do you define LOVE? ❤
“Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.
It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.
Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth.
It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.
#1 LOVE is inconvenient
LOVE = COMMITMENT = INCONVENIENCE
Face it, that’s the fact.
I am a hopeless romantic. I love romantic surprises, & I love roses! But, Jordan was no way near there. He just do not has the romantic bone in him. He is more of a straight forward type of guy.
But, he loves me. Hence, he learned.
I once mentioned how much I love roses, & how romantic it is.
He now make himself committed to give a bouquet of beautiful blooms to me every month.
He would even send flowers to my office randomly just to put a smile on my face. Simple act like that truly sweep me off my feet. (yayy, a hopeless romantic is very easily touched especially by all these sweet thoughtful act, heh).
Believe me, it is inconvenient for him to do so, every month.
But, for LOVE, he committed.✿♥‿♥✿
It’s just as inconvenient as how you will have to inform your other half on where you going, what you doing; to say good morning/good night everyday no matter how tired you are.
#2 LOVE is giving.
“You can give without love, but you cannot love without giving.”
This year for Valentine’s day, I did a handmade LOVE card for Jordan. It’s literally all my blood & sweat. I spent days working on this card. (below is a step to step guide on how to make a LOVE card.)
At the same time, I worked really hard & saved up to get him the wallet he has been eyeing on for so so long. Well, when you love, money is no longer an issue. You wouldn’t mind to work your ass off to get your loved one something he really like. & yes, you wouldn’t even expect him to do the same. You would rather he save up the cash.
Just like how our parents would spend the rest of their life working so hard just to give us a better education, better love with no complains at all. Now, that’s love.(ღˇ◡ˇ)♥
Having that said, GIVING, is not just in monetary terms.
It also means to give away your ego & pride, to be selfless.
We used to argue so much because we put our ego & pride in front of everything. But we slowly realize, we gained nothing through these arguments, but we hurt our loved one so much. It definitely does not worth it to do so.
We both then learn to give in. It always start from one party went out of the way to please, & to compromise for the relationship. Jordan learned to be really considerate of what is important to me. It really moved me, & I just really want to do things that makes him happy now. Without us realizing, we do not really argue anymore.
#2 LOVE is respect.
“However, each one of you also must love his wife as he loves himself, and the wife must respect her husband.” – Ephesians 5:33
Women need loves, Men need respect.
In fact, it has to be mutual.
A man show loves by WAITING. You have to be willing to wait, as you show her respect.
Women, respect yourself and know your value; then, the gentlemen will start respecting you.
You got to admit there’s always a value of waiting, we often appreciate things more after a long wait.
Jordan went after me for 2 years plus before I finally say yes. He was always there for me whenever I need him, while I took quite some time to ask myself if I am sure that I am really in love with him, not just merely in love with the idea of being in love.
The strongest relationship begins with the optimal timing of both. On December 2013, we are sure that we want to commit into this relationship. It wasn’t perfect, there’s a lot of flaws. But he has been there long enough to know all my shits and yet still so in love with me, vice versa.
After careen’s preaching that night, I asked him, “Is it true that you appreciate me more after such a long wait.” He answered. “Yes, I told myself I will never let you go when you said yes.”
For the ladies, show your man some respect.
Honor him & show him respect in front of everyone.
Too often we only look at their bads, belittled them & getting all upset with them not meeting our needs. I told Jordan, he has to earn my respect. We argued so much over the discontentment of both parties.
Learn this, “Glorify even when you don’t feel like doing it.”
Treat him like a king, give him the full respect, pray for him and watch him grow into the man God made him to be. I even started to keep a list of Jordan’s thoughtful acts that I really appreciate.
Last but not least,
“Marriage should be honored by all, and the marriage bed kept pure, for God will judge the adulterer and all the sexually immoral.” – Hebrews 13:4
Was on a trip to IPOH with my “morethancolleagues” two months back. While we were planning our itinerary, I insisted that we have to visit some of the coffee houses in Ipoh. ٩(^ᴗ^)۶
Hence, Ben & Lynette is our first choice since they are one of the most talk-about cafe in Ipoh. It is set in a beautiful colonial bangalow, a little tucked away in the back lanes. However, not too hard to find with a GPS.
Fell in love with this place upon arrival. The whole place is so beautifully decorated with mainly retro and vintage oriented stuff. Even the outdoor section can be such a comfortable spot, we settled down & chilled there for hours.(♥ω♥ ) ~♪
Cakes, & desserts!
Ben & Lynette has a wide range for food selection, they even have a sandwich bar!
I heard their sandwich is pretty good; Unfortunately, we were all too full to give it a try.
The 90s’ Candy. Blast from the past.
Reliving the childhood yo! If you grew up in the ’90s, you know exactly what I am talking about! These candies are all over the cafe. It sure brought back many memories, it was sweet to be a 90s’ kid.
Coffee, the warmth, the smell, the taste; It got me addicted!
Also the only bitterness I love in my life, haha.
Chocolate Praline (RM12.90).
MoreThanColleague#1, Esten Mok.
MoreThanColleague#2, MK the Penguin.
This might not be the most suitable picture now. But well, both good friends of mine. We spent so much time together! All I can say is, “Don’t be worry now, God is busy writing the best love story for each of us. HE will not leave you alone.” Hugs! (/^-^(^ ^*)/
MoreThanColleague#3, Zoey See Wee.
My all time toilet partner. She caught my attention the first day she joined us. I have been telling her “你很美“, for a million times. Haha. She is so effortlessly pretty, big eyes, & extremely fair/good skin. Very soft spoken, & a good listener! ♥(ˆ⌣ˆԅ) #toobadsheistaken
We work together during the weekdays, & hang out together during the weekends (simply because seeing each other 5 days a week isn’t enough, oh well). We also served as an ear to each other to bounce all our complains off after work.
We communicates through facial expressions, & in code/terms which only us will understand. (e.g. waterfall)
They are the reasons why I look forward to work everyday.
We had a great time laughing & catching up with each other in this lovely cafe!
I promise, I will have to be back another time to try their sandwiches!
Till then! ❤ ❤ ❤
Ben & Lynette
No.42, Lorong Cheah Cheang Lim, 30350 Ipoh, Perak
Hope all of you had a great day! ｡^‿^｡
Lenchester Scatter Floral dress from CLOSETMINO. ClosetMino is no doubt one of my favorite sponsor. I have always love their Fit & Flare dresses, fits your waist perfectly to show off your curve, & flared out skirt to give a feminine edge (& too hide your little tummy). An essential piece for this coming #CNY! ❤
Brunch with a few of my blogger friends, & the #annoyingBFF at Underground Société today. Founded by the owner of Garage51, Sunway & Coffee Société, Publika.
Love the concept of this cafe restaurant. The high black ceiling, & dimly light setting keeps the warm ambiance in check. It enhances the modern homey feel. There’s nothing better than sitting in a pretty cafe, enjoying a good meal, or even a cup of coffee.
US (Underground Société ) is slightly different from your usual coffee house, they serve ALCOHOL.
This cafe is definitely one to visit if you’re all about drinking good coffee, & WINE.
Mochatella, RM14.90. one of the most popular item in the menu.
It’s coffee ice cubes + Nutella with a small jar of cold milk. You literally has it melts in your mouth!
Baileys Latte. RM12.90.
Love her new hairstyle (she looks so chio!), I could never pull that off though! ƪ(‾ε‾“)ʃ
Chenelle, the pretty living doll!
Okay, my stomach is growling already. Can I eat?
Atlantic salmon with German-style spaetzle (german pasta), thyme-boiled quail eggs, asparagus & hollandaise sauce, RM26. I have to love this dish because it’s prepared with all my fav. ingredients, like SALMON, & quail eggs!
Bobo, so effortlessly beautiful & stylish.
*a good candid photo captured by the annoyingbff*
It’s dessert time! (♥ω♥ ) ~♪
US’s signature dessert, the Grenade Underground Grenade (RM26).
Believe me, it’s #instavideo worthy. The presentation of this is superb.
My #annoyingBFF, adelechow.
I think she is more lovely than annoying now. haha. (time to change the hashtag.)
The ladies at US. ❤
thank for this beautiful group photo of us, Chenelle!
Come eat with US (Underground Société ).
Selfie photo credits to Bobo.
Overall, the interior setting & the coffees score a really big part of the ratings! Another good thing about Underground Société, they open daily, from 11AM – 2AM (I personally love the late hours).
No.68, Jalan PJS 11/7
46150 Petaling Jaya
“1 year anniversary?”
That was the question from him. (・_・ヾ
Things weren’t working too well for the both of us months back. I was going through a lot of ups & downs, being a very emotional person, I was feeling so many different emotions like fear, sadness, anxiety and loneliness. I glad that he was always there to keep me encouraged, and didn’t allowed me to wallow. Being apart, make us realize how much we meant to each other.
It came to a point where we know that both our hearts are really in the right place, & decided that we should give both of us another chance. Perhaps, it is a healthy wake up call for us.
Well, cut the crap.
He brought me out for dinner. ❤
Pan fried USA scallops served with weet green pea puree and chorizo oil, RM40.
The natural freshness and sweetness is irresistible.
Thank you, for putting so much efforts in us the past 4 years.
Thank you, for putting up with all my tempers & stubbornness.
Thank you, for being so patience me (even when it makes no sense).
Thank you, for letting me to bite you each time I’m upset.
Thank you, for calling me back when I hung up on you.
Thank you, for making me laugh when I’m pissed of you.
Thank you, for telling me I’m beautiful.
Herb-crusted Australian Lamb Rack with Ratatouille.
“It’s so so so good.” He repeated that for countless time.
After meal dessert.
Chilled Chocolate Chilli Chiboust Candyfloss Berries, RM22.
He disappeared when the dessert is served, & when I was busy taking photos.
Came back, SURPRISED me with a bouquet of 99 roses. (yes, 99 stalks of red roses!) (^^ゞ
Awww, it was really a sweet surprise!
I was shocked(I don’t even know how to react), but truth is, I MELTED. My heart melted completely! Unexpected surprises are priceless. I’m more blessed than is humanly possible.
I had a great night! ❤
Grilled582 service is excellent, the sommelier was extremely helpful.
If you’re looking for a place to dine this Valentines’, do check them out!
Location: Grill 582, Level 2, Best Western Premier Dua Sentral
Opening times: Monday to Sunday 7.00pm – 10.30pm.
Tel: 03- 2272 8888
Wednesday, sunny day! & my mood is incredibly good!
If you want to be happy, then be. Do more of what makes you happy! ｡^‿^｡
What do you do to get off a good start?
For me, I start my day by dressing up in a way that makes me feel confident! It’s not necessarily that it has to be expensive for you to look good in it! Believe me.
We decided to try the newly opened KyoChon, the South Korea’s fried chicken chain.
They are also crowded as the largest and the No.1 Chicken Restaurant in Korea.
This is definitely not the usual BBQ korean restaurant!
They serve FRIED CHICKEN. yes, it’s premium fried chicken.
We went during lunch time.
The whole place was packed.
We were told that we need for wait for about 30mins to get our seats. The usual me who is terribly impatience would have start complaining. But, not this time. Probably because my mood was good, & the staff is really friendly. I have to say Kyochon staff handles the crowd really well. ୧( “̮ )୨✧
Chloe, the first person I met in Lamido. She joined the company a month before me.
Ironically enough, it’s her last day this Friday, & me too leaving in a month time.
Lunch set 2. (RM18.90)
2 Honey drumsticks.(finger-licking good!)
+ Steamed rice + Personal Salad
+ Soup + Yuza Tea
Kyochon’s signature fried chicken comes in 3 flavours:
Original, Red and Honey.
I have been very skeptical towards francais fried chicken, but this has completely change my perception towards it! This is heavenly! It’s crispy & flavorful, yet not oily/greasy.
My pick, set 1 (RM17.90)
The red (the redder one), & the original.
So, that was lunch.
& I had Korean’s again for dinner! ʅ(‾◡◝)ʃ
#GANGNAM88, Solaris Mont Kiara.
My colleague, Seewee (an avid korean food lover) has been complimenting this Korean bistro so much. She keep insisting that we should try it out. So that night it self, I set a random dinner date with 3 of my favorite people, Jordan ❤, Adele & MK.
It’s my first time trying this, & I fall in love on my first sip.
It very flavorful, & moderately sweet.
Best bet of the night, Dwaeji-galbi!(っ˘ڡ˘ς)
Gangnam 88 special savory pork ribs sauce recipe is from South Korea Jeju Island Restaurant, a traditional receipe for more than 30 years. oh-my-gawd-so-good, I can finish the whole thing all by myself! #mustorder
Gyeranmali, I first had it in a small bar name SOJU, in Subang, years ago.
It was my favorite supper + beer’s food!
We are all working in different industries now, often busy with works.
How often we get to spend quality time like this together. I am more than grateful.
& we tried to fake a candid. Obviously, we failed.
Shim Oppa! Now you know why they say korean guy is cute. Hehe.
Shim oppa is so friendly, & he is the one who recommendeded all the great dishes to us!
Shim Oppa then introduced us another drink, it looks like ice blended fruit juice.
He said “it’s watermelon juice” … suspicious └( ՞ ~ ՞ )┘
But we tasted there’s alcohol in it. The staff told us, it’s watermelon + korean rice wine.
& it’s served in this gold small bowl.
We were there for hours, enjoyed our self a lot.
Thank you, #gangnam88 & Oppa Shim for the great service.
Till then. ❤
oh, & I “randomly” bought flight tickets to Hongkong.
This is extremely spontaneous! Nothing is planned (I chose the date randomly). I didn’t even inform my travel partner – the boyfriend, that I’ve booked for our next trip! (i booked when he is still sleeping, oh well).
But I did mentioned about it the night before, he said “just go ahead.”
& now, I AM WORRIED. (◞‸◟；)
because, I am travelling to HONGKONG on AUGUST!
(totally forgotten to do the weather check… T.T)
Hi, lovelies! (‘∀’●)♡
Sorry for the delayed update, I got too attached with #Dayre.
So, if you don’t see me here, find me at #Dayre!
I am having that kind of #lovehate relationship with this dude!
Dinner spot: The Deck, Arun Residence!
It’s not easy at all to get there! We called a few taxis, but they either charged us a sky high price, or they actually refuse to send us there(because they don’t know where is it. meh)
Wat Arun, The Temple of The Dawn, one of Bangkok’s most celebrated temples.
Indeed beautiful.♡o｡.(✿ฺ｡ ✿ฺ)
I had really high expectations because I have seen plenty of good comments online.
But, honestly, it was below my expectation.
However, I would say it’s worth trying out.
The food wasn’t outstanding, but the ambiance and environment certainly did.
If you are like me, enjoy doing nothing, but to have a good drink & chat.
This is place to go.
The only ok-looking #selfie took at The Deck, because the spot we were sitting at was quite dark. It will be awesome if only it was brighter.
Next up, we headed over to A S I A T I Q U E.
We manage to get a taxi from GRABTAXI, the journey costs us only 130baht.
Alternate ways to Asiatique, read more here.
The 60 metres high Asiatique sky ferris wheel. Priced at 300 bahts/ride for adults.
It’s located next to the river bank offering a better view of Bangkok.
However, we were out of time, & thought it’s a lil pricey.
Being very touristy, we had a #mustnotmissedselfie with the ferris wheel instead.
me:” dear, look here dear…”
him:” hmm. ok…”
turned over for a second, & then continue looking at his phone. *grumpy*
Asiatique is separated in 4 main districts:
– Factory Districts – Get you fashion statement fix here!
– Waterfront District – Where you dine.
– Down Square District – Outdoor bars & live bands.
– Chareonkrung District - Fancy souvenirs, vintage finds.
This is my second time visiting Asiatique, it’s like a more “atas” night market.
Though the goods sold at Asiatique is slightly more expensive, but it’s most of the time unique & you hardly get it else where. I got almost all of my souvenirs here! I had always enjoyed my night strolling the alleys; The place is happening & busy, but definitely not suffocating.
Juliet Love Garden.
“A replica of Verona’s Juliet, the iconic bronze statue famous for bestowing luck-in-love upon those who rub her right breast.”
Decided to grab some beer before leaving.
#LASTDAY in Bangkok.
Red polka dots cropped top (ribbon design at the back) from Pratunam Market, 70Baht!
Definitely a steal.
Eastin Markassan Hotel’s breakfast is really good.
We actually made effort to wake up early for it.
Things didn’t went well. I had a terrible period cramp, & I caused a scene.
Thank you love for accompanying me, & making me feel so comfortable.
It surely felt like shit that I didnt make it to my fav. After You’s dessert.
But, with you, it wasn’t so bad after all.
I had too much painkiller, trying to kill the pain.
as a result, O V E R D O S E D.
That’s all for now.
It’s about 3am now, & I still need to work tomorrow. God bless!