Monday, January 31, 2011
Sunday, January 30, 2011
This is in regards to a particular someone... I love you but you really make it hard to these days. My theory is that aliens abducted the real you and replaced you with an irrational, hurtful robot!
Little things to try to remember and hopefully... this CNY will be a pleasant one.
1. Be positive and not let other's negativity bring me down!
2. Keep opinions to self when all rational conversation is OBVIOUSLY not possible. EVER!
3. Stay strong and not cower or back down from my stand.
4. Do whatever that I can- that is within my capabilities and strength.
5. Input anything that is good but NEVER let any negative vibes penetrate!
6. Less venting despite the need to let go and a certain someone making it really hard.
7. Keep reminding self that despite certain people's words and actions, they love me and vice versa.
8. Appreciate the little things in life and the little things people do irregardless of how insignificant it may seem to be.
Saturday, January 29, 2011
Friday, January 28, 2011
Wednesday, January 26, 2011
Tuesday, January 25, 2011
Monday, January 24, 2011
Sunday, January 23, 2011
Saturday, January 22, 2011
Friday, January 21, 2011
This is definitely one LONG overdue post.
Early in 2010 before I came to Brisbane, my mother, brother and I were shopping at 1 Utama Mall in Petaling Jaya and decided to try out the Otak- otak Place. I'll let the pictures do the talking.
What I liked about the place is that - the deco, the menu, the food presentation - all of it brings back memories. It brought me back to primary school life feel.
The cover of the menu was in exercise book style that we used to have in school including the back portion that consisted of multiplication table and Rukun Negara (Malay words for National Principles).
Overall, the food tasted authenticly nice and the tiffin was a nice touch of presentation. However, the food was just your average coffee shop meal that comes with a higher price tag. It's like how William's mamak in Taman Mayang feels like a high class mamak.
It's alright to hop in Otak-Otak once in awhile or perhaps, only when they're having special offers. For me, I would rather head over to Kluang station for my mee siam!
Once again, this is just my humble thoughts.
Thursday, January 20, 2011
Just reached back from Toowong's Sizzler, celebrating my cousin's 21st birthday! Wow. How time flies. I remember when he was a little tot and I used to 'babysit' him and his sister. How I would feed them and shower them. Waitamin. I am only 5-6 years older. Gosh.
He sure was an adorable kid. Wonder why he's not that cute anymore. =p *hehe*
It was a small affair with just him, his sister, my aunt, Mr. C and I with three of my aunt's friends who's about my age and knows my cousins too! The food was really good but a tad pricey, if you're unemployed. I hear it's more worth it to go for the lunch deal.
For dinner, you can either pay AUD22.50 for the salad bar (this comes with salad spreads, pasta and deserts) or get the meal deals (of course, these mains cost more than AUD22.50) which includes the salad bar. We opt for the main meal deals 'cos for my Sizzling Grilled Chicken, it was AUD25+ where else Mr. C's Pork Ribs were AUD33+.
However, whilst waiting for our mains, we had helpings to the salad and pasta. On top of that, you get to order free cheesy toast and you can keep ordering as much as you can eat. They serve about 4-6 slices per plate. Even before the mains came, I was already full from the salad bar and cheesy toast but I just had to dig into my Sizzling Grilled Chicken after paying such an amount especially when Mr. C and I are on a tight budget!
It was nice to catch up after their trip home from Malaysia and the flood calamity.
My aunt also ordered an ice-cream cake that came with sparkles - known as King Cat, I think. The kind you play during CNY when you're not old enough to handle the more dangerous fire crackers-stuck in the cake in place of candles! Loved the crunchy smarties that flooded the cake.
Overall, was happy 'cos my aunt at the end paid us for the meal and also for helping her out with her job previously. She managed to close the deal and gave me a nice sum for helping out. It's not super a lot but a nice amount that I am grateful for, to tide us over this financial 'crisis'.
I couldn't help but reminisce about my 21st birthday party.
My first two bouquets of my 21 life on planet earth- left from Mr. C and right from Uncle and family in Melbourne.
Look how the lilies on the right bouquet have bloomed. Few days later, they all wilted and died. That was the end of my ever wanting to receive flower bouquet as gifts.
A few stalks is alright but to bundles of them. It's too heart aching to watch them droop and die off.
Mr. C's gift to me.. flowers, teddy and a key necklace.
This was given to me by my petbrother all the way from the UK.
He was studying there and we were online chatting when he typed out, if I believed in gifts falling from the sky. He actually asked his friend to put the gift outside my house without me detecting him BUT my awesome dog was barking her head off at his intrusion, alerting me of his presence.
Anyways, I ended up trading the pink watch for this, much elegant, grown up watch.
You see, the friend didn't know what to get me and asked the Guess shop lady to recommend him a trendy watch, thus, the pink diamond watch.
Firstly, I am so NOT a pink girl 'cos I am a blue girl! And secondly, I had completed my degree, signalling the end of my student life and was venturing into the working world. Hence, a more "grown up" watch would be appreciated and the silver watch was deemed fitting. It was tough finding a watch to match the price of the pink one, I tell you.
Most of the ones that I like were under the price of the pink watch. Don't ask how much. Let's just say, the pink watch was rather pricey!
All in all, I really can't remember the exact details of the actual 21st birthday but parts of it, like the gifts above, will be forever branded in my memory.
Wednesday, January 19, 2011
Last night, I was just watching clips after clips of this young, talented Phillipino that shot to stardom with her goosebumps inducing powerful voice - Charice Pempengco.
It's just amazing seeing this young girl singing from such a young age to holding out on her own, belting out super powerful songs sung by other equally powerful voices such as Whitney Houston, Celine Dion, to name a few and without going off pitch!
Great talent for one so young and tiny.
You should listen to her singing 'Listen' from Dream Girls in her appearance in Glee.
The above was good but her rendition below was even better... more strong. More powerful. I keep using the P word but seriously, I am at loss for words coupled with the constant bulu roma standing ovation every time I hear her sing, especially this song.
Beyonce sang it superbly in Dream Girls and Charice did it justice, if not excellent.
She held her notes, even the high and impossible ones. Believe me, I tried in karaoke only to fail miserably, falling flat on my face. =p I need to learn to sing the correct manner.
And I believe, this is one of the many reasons why we should train/teach our kids from an early age.
Tuesday, January 18, 2011
Last Sunday, I saw that Nuffnang was giving out free tickets to watch The Green Hornet courtesy of Sony and I decided to join since I'll be back then.
Hoping and yet I couldn't help being a little skeptical that I would win seeing that Nuffnang was only giving out 70 pairs, plus I thought that my entry was kinda lame despite cracking my brain for some creative juices.
Besides, by the time I left my permalink, I was like the 90+ th commenter there.
Anyhow, I just checked my email and much to my pleasant surprise, guess what was awaiting me in my inbox??!
You guessed it!!
Two free tickets to watch The Green Hornet!! Can't wait to get hold of my mum to ask her out on a date with me!! =) Jay Chou better be up to scratch!