Saturday, December 31, 2011

What Are You Doing New Year's Eve?

So what are you doing New Year's Eve?

On this same date last year, I was in Bali with the Beijing crew. We went for a yummy lunch at Bebek Bengil (Dirty Duck) and then to this art museum in Ubud. We had our NYE dinner at the hotel and then we walked to Kuta beach for the countdown and fireworks. It was raining and super crowded. Nevertheless, I did have a great time with my friends in Bali last year.


All of us at Bebek Bengil

Now let's fast forward to today's new year's eve.

Today, I woke up in the morning feeling a little down with the flu and I'll be doing a lot of packing and taking them to the new house.

It's my parent's anniversary today. We are going for a dinner to celebrate the occasion.

People are asking me where am I counting down tonight. To be honest, as much as I want to go party, my health just doesn't let me. I'm sick. I'm just going to stay home tonight and pack my stuff.

Happy New Year everyone and have a great one!

Here's my preferred version of "What Are You Doing New Year's Eve" by Diana Krall.



"New Year's Day… now is the accepted time to make your regular annual good resolutions. Next week you can begin paving hell with them as usual." - Mark Twain

LOL.

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

See what Bailey did to me



This is Bailey, my brother's dog. Look at him. So cute right?

So one day, I was alone at home packing my stuff for the move. My brother left Bailey here. We usually keep Bailey outdoor when he's here.

This time I let him in the house since my brother bathed him the day before. Well, guess what?



Yes, he pooped in my room! Oh my Lord! When I turned around and saw that, I screamed at him and he knew that he did something wrong. He ran down and hid under the dining table. I took the cane and caned him. He then helped himself out of the house and he just laid there staring into space, looking really sad. Lol. Still so cute but I'm still angry. Hmph!

Saturday, December 24, 2011

One Last Christmas



Gosh, this song just made me cry. It's just so sad.

Please stay safe and God bless. Merry Christmas!

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

My Kind of Man

I like my man who is really DIY. Someone who fix stuffs at home. I just find that very sexy and it's a big plus point for him. Seriously.

I guess that's because I'm a daddy's little girl. Huh? Why? Well, people say that daddy's little girls will usually find partners who are like their daddies. They unconsciously look for their dad's qualities in the men they meet. I think that theory is true. You see, my dad is a very DIY kind of man. He fixes literally everything in the house! I'm not kidding.

So Ryan came with me to the new house to check out my walk-in closet today. I guess he didn't expect to do any work but he ended up fixing and putting up some wall racks in my toilet for me. Oh, so much drilling! Since he started with my toilet, he ended up fixing the racks for the other toilets as well. My parent's toilet was the hardest to drill because they got those hard wall tiles. I guess he must be cursing inside and thought to himself that he shouldn't have come in the first place. Lol!

I can see that my mom is very please with him and so is my dad. My mom told me that while Ryan was drilling in my toilet upstairs, my dad went down to the kitchen and told my mom, "this is what I call a boyfriend lah!"

LOL! The things my dad says can be really funny sometimes.

Well, I knew all along that Ryan is a DIY person. I've just never really seen him in action before until tonight. That's just so sexy! Haha!

Friday, December 16, 2011

Johor Premium Outlet

It was a public holiday for Selangor, so Ryan and I traveled south to Johor Premium Outlet in Kulai which was officially launched on December 11. Fortunately, it wasn't packed like sardine so I can still shop comfortably. I'm just not a big fan of crowded places.



Well, the place does resemble a lot like Woodbury Common in New York but at a really small scale. It's only 2 blocks of 2 stories pretty shop lots. Of course, I can't compare. Woodbury Common has 220 outlets whereas JPO only has 80. I hope they have plans to expand and bring in more brands. Right now, it is just very limited. So, traveling there once is enough for me.

I bought:

- Padini shirt at RM54.50 (Original price RM109)

- Padini skirt at RM29.00 (Original price RM99) - What a steal. I should have bought more!

- Pedro heels at RM229 - No discount but it's okay because I love it and it's hard to find shoes my size

- A set of bedding with quilt cover from Akemi at RM299 - Not sure of the original price but it's considered very cheap for Akemi

- Bedsheet for my brother from Akemi at RM194.35 (Original price RM299)

- Lacoste shoes for Ryan at RM199.50 (Original price RM399)

- Lacoste jeans for Ryan at RM234.50 (Original price RM469)



Is it worth going? Yes and no. Yes, to see the place at least once. No, because the stuffs there are not super cheap. Well, unless you are into premium brands like Armani, Burberry, etc, then I think it's worth it. I spotted a really nice RM6K Armani dress selling at 60% discount. I didn't buy it. I don't think I need to spend RM2.4K for a normal dress.

For more information on Johor Premium Outlet, you can visit their website here.

Monday, December 12, 2011

Tiesto Live @ Heneiken Thirst, Sepang International Circuit

I went to this sold out #heneiken #thirst2011 event featuring #Tiesto last weekend. It was AWESOME! The fun started at Jess's house all the way to the event.

- Alvin came to my place
- Ryan then drove us to Jess's house in Kota Kemuning
- Sean arrived shortly after
- Jess took us to a restaurant nearby (cheap and tasty)
- Went back to Jess's place
- Did her makeup and damn proud of my work
- Started drinking and singing at her karaoke room
- Nicholas arrived at 10pm
- Drank quite a bit
- Packed more beers in a cooler box and took it with us in the Vellfire to Sepang
- The journey on the way was AWESOME
- Parked somewhere really far
- Walked quite a distance but it didn't feel that far probably because I was having fun
- Met up with the rest of us
- We went in
- I bumped into my brother's bestfriend Daniel Yap
- We proceeded to follow Poh Seng to the front, squeezing and pushing through the crowd. It was horrible. It was packed like sardine.
- Suddenly Nicholas said that we're gonna stand there in the middle of the crowd. I couldn't take it so I told him we are gonna go back to the open area by the corner.
- Pushed our way to the open area.
- Found a nice spot to sit, chill and party.
- It was great and I really felt like 22 again! LOL

To be honest, I've been to Tiesto's gig twice before this and I never really like his music. Trance is really not my cup of tea. I'm more into house music or something funky. However, Tiesto was different that night. The music was really good. I like!

Ryan made a phodeo below:

Thursday, December 08, 2011

Blending In

So I was talking to Lena about how I sometimes felt when I'm in a group of people who speak in a language that I'm not really good at. Well, I can join in the conversation if I totally understand what they are talking about. Sadly, most of the time I don't.

I think it will be hilarious if I misunderstand the conversation and end up saying something irrelevant like the comic below.



Lol! Have a great weekend guys!

Monday, December 05, 2011

Reflection on 2011

As the year draws to a close, it is about time to reflect on what 2011 has delivered.

In 2011...

  • I was awarded the best new employee for 2010.

  • I got a raise.

  • My beloved grandmother passed away. I miss her. Sometimes I wish that I could have spent more time with her. This got me thinking that most of us are usually too busy with our own life that we often forget to stop for a moment to think of the people we care about. We simply take it for granted that they will always be there.

  • A colleague who was jointly awarded the best new employee for 2010 passed away. It was a total shocking news. I actually saw him and his girlfriend doing their CNY shopping in Midvalley two days before the news and he was perfectly normal. Life is so vulnerable. You'll never know what's going to happen tomorrow.

  • Made the toughest decision to break up with someone who means a lot to me.

  • None of us could take care of the puppy anymore, so he was given away to a distant relative who lives in Taiping. I missed him terribly!

  • Went for a sleepy relaxing weekend trip to Langkawi with my bestie.

  • Found a way to get rid of my hormonal breakout. Read this.

  • Fell in love again.

  • Went for a momentous trip to Bali with the boyfriend and his business associates

  • News of a classmate from high school who was battling leukemia passed away. At this point, I seriously think that a lot of people passed away this year.

  • My sister in law got pregnant. So I'm going to be an aunty soon. I can't wait!

  • Went for a long holiday cruising to Ho Chi Minh City and Redang from Singapore with my beloved boyfriend.

  • Reconnected with a few good old friends.

  • Met a few new good friends.

  • Celebrated my birthday in a club for the first time.

  • Moving to a new house soon and I will be sleeping in a big room with a walk-in closet.


  • Well, those are some of the highlights and lowlights. I'm pretty sure that my next few weeks before 2012 will be just...awesome!

    Tuesday, November 29, 2011

    Online Comic Strip Generator

    Many people asked how I drew those comics in my previous posts. The answer is I didn't draw them. First of all, drawing is not my forte. Besides, I don't have the time to learn how to draw a comic electronically.



    I simply used a comic strip generator. What a great tool for lazy busy people like me. There are a number of free online comic strip generator out there. Just google it.

    I used Strip Generator for this. Easy to use but a lot of limitations.

    Then, I found something better. I used ToonDoo for this.

    I like ToonDoo the best so far because I can create my own character but it has limitations in terms of posture. I can't get my character to face to the right, left or back.

    I have yet to try out the others. Like I said, I don't have the time.



    So, PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE do let me know if you know a good one?...Since I'm so kind to share this with you. See now you know my secret but I'm happy to share. :)

    P/S: I customized the cartoon character above to look like me via ToonDoo. So cute right? Especially the second one.

    Friday, November 25, 2011

    How to pick up girls at the vending machine

    One day during our lunch break, the few of us were talking about how we can text in to buy a drink at the vending machine in Japan.

    "Yeah, there's a number at the machine you can text to. Then the machine will go "grrng"...and then you'll get your drink."

    "Imagine you're standing in front of the machine thinking of what to buy and suddenly the machine go "grrng". When you look around, you see this man waving and smiling at you. Hahaha..."


    So I got inspired and created my next comic...



    I hope you like it.

    Have a great weekend guys!

    Wednesday, November 23, 2011

    Queue Jumper

    This is my first attempt to do a comic strip. Please forgive me for the ugliness. Be nice ok. Lol!

    So here you go...



    I wonder if she's blind or what. It was so obvious we were all queuing for the washroom. And why did the girl in front didn't say anything? The woman behind me started making friends with me after that. Lol.

    I know the comic strip fonts are very small. I've tried my best. So here's the story...

    So one day at Sunway Giza, I was queuing for the washroom. I was the third one in line. Out of nowhere, this girl came in and walked past us and stood in front of the cubicle.

    The woman queuing behind me asked me, "Hi, is this the queue?"

    I replied, "Yes". The woman looked at the queue jumper in front and I knew I had to do something.

    So I called out to her, "Excuse me, the queue starts here" pointing to the back.

    She apologized and joined the queue.

    Sunday, November 20, 2011

    Bugger at the ATM

    I was at the ATM machine and someone was queuing behind me really close like 2 feet or less away. That made me feel really uneasy like someone's trying to invade my privacy or breathing down my neck or something. Shouldn't you give more space to the person taking out money in front of you at the ATM? Grrrrr. I turned and looked who was behind me hoping that he would get the message but NOOOOO. Sigh! Some people...

    So anyway, after I got my receipt from the ATM, of course I had to take a quick peek at the receipt before I leave. As I was about to leave, suddenly this bugger behind me called out "excuse me" in a very rude tone. I was surprised with his "excuse me" and then I shot him a dirty look and said "wait a while lah". Stared kau at him and walked off. He looked a little embarrassed. Lol! Hmph! Don't think you can bully me because I'm mini.

    Friday, November 11, 2011

    My Happiest Moment

    ***Warning: Long post below***

    I'm a Chinese but I can't speak, read or write Chinese. You see, no one taught me the language when I was growing up as a kid. I remember we spoke mostly English and Cantonese.

    Chinese was one of the subject taught in the kindergarten I attended. I remember this laoshi loves to ask the students to stand up and sing a nursery rhyme in Chinese. Those of a different race will have an option to sing in another language. Somehow, this laoshi ALWAYS picked me knowing that I couldn't sing a single Chinese nursery rhyme. So I ALWAYS ended up getting punished by this laoshi like:

    - not allowed to sit during class
    - cross hands pull ears and do 10 squats

    I went to a national school where all the subjects were taught in Bahasa Malaysia. In primary school, there was this Bahasa Ibunda class that the Chinese must attend to learn Chinese and the Indians to learn Tamil. In class, the teacher spoke only Chinese. That language was so alien to me so I was always clueless when she spoke to me or asked me to do anything. I just couldn't comprehend. :(

    Before, I was always afraid of China. First of all, I couldn't speak the language and I always hear stories of how people in China will kidnap you and steal your internal organs, etc. It's scary, isn't it? BUT, in 2009, I actually enrolled myself for a 3 months intensive Chinese course in Beijing all ALONE. Everyone was very surprised with my decision and thought that I was very brave. Some thought that I would not survived there. Seriously, I didn't regret that decision at all. I had so much fun in Beijing and I'm not afraid of China anymore. Read my BLCU diary if you're interested.

    Staying in Beijing for 3 months was actually one of the happiest moment in my life so far. I met so many people from different parts of the world and some of us are still keeping in touch. On weekends, we would all hang out or visit places in Beijing.

    There was this one place I really love. It's called 798 Art District. It is a part of Dashanzi in the Chaoyang district. The whole place is just so artsy fartsy. The buildings there are actually 50-year old decommissioned military factory buildings of unique architectural style turned into art galleries, studios and cafes. It's actually a really nice place to chill (with the right weather of course!) and it's also the purrr-fect place for photography.

    So here you go, a snapshot of one of my happiest moment below.

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    This is a photo taken by Denny of Darwin taking photo of me. Hehe! Did I confuse you?

    Thursday, November 10, 2011

    I went to the pantry and as usual, the toilet door was shut. I turned the knob to open it and I went in. Davin saw what I did and he said,

    "Shouldn't you knock first just in case someone is inside?"

    "If someone is inside, I won't be able to turn the knob right?"

    "Yes, but imagine if you're inside and someone try to open the door, won't you feel uneasy? like someone's trying to barge in."

    Hmm, that got me thinking and he's right! So I said,

    "You're right, I shall knock the door next time. You know what? You can be a really good father."

    Lol.

    It's true. You don't just slap your kids if they snap at you when you tell them what they should do. Instead, turn it around and ask them "how would you feel if it were you?" and let them think for themselves. It's part of development. Well, if they snap still............just SLAP! :P

    If your kids are giving you a headache, follow the directions on the aspirin bottle, especially the part that says, "keep away from children." - Susan Savannah

    Tuesday, November 08, 2011

    So it was a holiday and I was in the mood to cook. It turned out edible!

    Steamed Chicken
    Something I learned from a cooking class at At19 Culinary Studio a few months back but I changed it a little. I just minus the salted fish.


    Steamed Chicken

    Ingredients
    Half chicken - cut into bite sized pieces
    Garlic - minced
    Ginger - 2 cm finely cut
    2 Red chilli - de-seeded and finely cut
    Soy sauce - 1 tablespoon
    Oyster sauce - 1 tablespoon
    Pepper - dash
    Sesame oil - few drops

    1. Marinade the chicken with soy sauce, oyster sauce, pepper and sesame oil for at least 15-30 minutes.
    2. Gently brown the garlic and ginger in a pan with a bit of oil.
    3. Transfer the chicken onto steaming plate.
    4. Pour the sauteed ingredients with the oil and the chilli on top of the chicken. Place into the steamer and steam for 15-30 minutes.


    Fragrant Stir-fry Brinjal and Longbean
    This is also something I learned from a cooking class at At19 Culinary Studio a few months back but I changed it a little.


    Fragrant Stir-fry Brinjal and Longbean

    Ingredients
    Brinjal -cut lengthwise
    Longbeans - cut into 1 inch
    Dried prawns - soaked and drained
    Garlic - minced
    Onion - minced
    Red chilli - de seeded and sliced
    Oyster sauce - 1 tablespoon
    Soy sauce - 1/2 tablespoon

    1. Boil water in a pot and blanch the longbeans for 3-4 minutes. Drain.
    2. In a pan, heat some oil and brown the brinjals. Set aside.
    3. Fry the dried prawns until crispy. Add in garlic and onions and fry for 1 minute.
    4. Add in the longbeans and brinjal and stir fry.
    5. Add in soy sauce and oyster sauce. Fry for another 1-2 minutes.


    Butter Prawn
    The last time I cooked this was about a year ago. Still good. I must remember not to heat the butter in the pan for too long or else, the cleaning will drive me crazy.


    Butter Prawn

    Ingredients
    Large prawns - 16 pieces here
    Curry leaves
    Cut chilli padi
    Butter
    Evaporated milk (I use Ideal Evaporated Milk)

    1. Fry the prawns in a very hot oil for 10-15 seconds. Put it aside. Tip: Use a stainless steel strainer. Put away the oil.
    2. Melt butter in the wok.
    3. Throw in the chilli padi and curry leaves.
    4. Season with some salt and sugar. Ratio 2:1.
    5. Add in some evaporated milk.
    6. Add in the previously fried prawns and saute.

    Saturday, November 05, 2011

    I asked my dad a question, "Dad, do you sometimes wish that you have more kids?"

    He replied, "No, I didn't want to have more than 2 kids."

    Mom said, "If we have more kids now, I think we'll still be in New York and we won't be moving to this new house."

    Then, dad threw me a question, "How many kids do you want to have?"

    I replied, "Depends how much money I have and how many kids I can afford."

    LOL.

    "I grew up with six brothers. That's how I learned to dance -waiting for the bathroom." - Bob Hope

    Wednesday, November 02, 2011

    So one day, I saw a tweet from Time Out KL, "RT with a reason if you want to be TOKLreader of the month and get featured in the magazine!"

    So I did with the reason "I'm a big fan of your magazine."

    A few hours later, I got a direct message from Time Out KL thanking me for RTing and to drop them an email for more details.

    When I saw that message, I just didn't know how to react. All of the sudden, I was very SHY. It's funny because I was like so gung-ho when I RTed but when I finally got it, I wanted to take it back.

    Anyway, I got the courage to email them and here I am, the reader of the month in the November issue of Time Out KL.

    Well, I love TO. Each time I visit a new country, I will check if they have TO there to see what's hot.

    Monday, October 31, 2011

    Birthday Lunch @ Bumbu Bali, Bandar Puteri Puchong

    I've been craving for some Balinese food (especially Sate Lilit). So I finally satisfy that craving one afternoon.

    The last time I dine here was years ago. Nevertheless, I had a yummy birthday lunch with the colleagues at Bumbu Bali Puchong.


    Top: Siap Bumbu (RM28) , Left: Bali Trio (RM45), Right: Nasi Campur (RM35)

    Sunday, October 30, 2011

    My Birthday @ Club Neverland KL



    Never in my life I have celebrated my birthday in a club. So since this year is my last 20s, I decided to celebrate in a club. Also because someone said that I should celebrate in Old Town Kopitiam next year onwards. ... -.-

    Neverland KL is a new club in town and since none of us has been there, we chose that venue.


    Jess, I curi your photo. Thanks Babe!

    I have to thank Jess for organizing this and Ryan for footing the bill. Also not forgetting my brother Colin, for buying a bottle as well. I really had a blast with all my friends that night.

    So, 19 people turned up, 7 bottles of Chivas (thanks to Ryan and Colin), 12 shots of tequila (thanks to Sean), 1 graveyard and waterfall (thanks to Nicholas) -- Anything else? Because I don't quite remember. I don't have a clear memory of the last quarter of that night. Lol.


    Thank you baby for the cake and for taking care of me


    Thank you baby for the present

    Thursday, October 27, 2011

    October Events

    I don't club a lot now unless I have to. Just so happen that I seem to club a lot in October.

    Vertigo @ Gardens Midvalley
    Jess got invites to the launching of this new club called Vertigo at Gardens Midvalley (Level 6). So, the usual suspects were invited. Free flow of Henessy and beer all night up until 11pm. Boy, we had so much fun on a Thursday night! I guess with the right company, you'll definitely have fun no matter where you are.




    Bedroom @ Pavilion
    This wasn't planned at all. Ryan and I went to an art festival in Publika at Solaris Dutamas. After the event, we went to Pavilion to meet Jess and Lu. Lu wanted to dance (that reminded me of Lena Lee), so we all went to Bedroom at Level 6. Hmm...Level 6 again? Must be a good number.

    The DJ was playing house music which I liked and the place was not too crowded. A lot of angmoh though. Tourists or expats, maybe?

    We definitely had fun that night. It's more like a girls' night out. Pity Ryan had to tag along. Lol.


    The DJ console at Bedroom Pavilion


    Library @ Midvalley
    Okay, it's not a club but it was somebody's birthday and that involved large intake of beer.




    Neverland KL @ Jalan Kia Peng
    That was where I celebrated my birthday. I will blog about this later.

    Alive KL
    I did not take any pictures here. Well, to be honest, I don't quite like it here because it's too crowded for me. Ah, I'm getting too old for this. The band is good though and the guys and the girls are quite pretty.

    Monday, October 24, 2011

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    That's my brother drying Bailey with a hairdryer after bathing him. Bailey seems to be enjoying it. Sometimes I wonder who is the master here. LOL!

    Monday, October 17, 2011

    Ryan's Birthday @ Prime, Le Meridien Kuala Lumpur

    On September 21st, I celebrated Ryan's birthday at Prime, Le Meridien Hotel Kuala Lumpur. I've heard so much about this place and it was also voted Best Steak House in Time Out KL Food Awards 2010, so I decided to give this restaurant a try.

    I made my reservation online and on the same day, a lady called me to reconfirm (she mispronounced my name though *click here*).

    What I liked from my dining experience at Prime:
    • The bread and the 3 different kinds of butter.
    • Lobster Bisque - we ordered 1 to share and they split it into 2 bowls for us.
    • The steak - Sorry I forgot what I ordered but it was good. Better than Ryan's wagyu.
    • Red wine - Sorry again, I forgot which wine I ordered.
    • They actually took note that I was celebrating Ryan's birthday that night and they surprised him with a slice of cake with a candle lighted up toward the end of our dinner. I was surprised. The cake was yummy too.

    Ryan's Birthday @ Prime, Le Meridien Hotel KL

    What I didn't like:

    • Service was slow although the waiters/waitresses were running around. It was hard for us to call them. Understaffed?
    • We waited for almost an hour for our main course. Luckily our main was not a disappointment or else, I'mma kill them! Lol.


    Ryan's Birthday @ Prime, Le Meridien Hotel KL
    The old boy with his yummy birthday cake

    It wasn't the best fine-dining experience for me but most importantly, Ryan's happy.

    Total damage was MYR518.50.

    Tuesday, October 11, 2011

    Why I love October?

    I love October because it's my birthday month and of course, Octoberfest! #OktoberfestMY

    Octoberfest is an annual fall festival held in Munich, Germany. It is associated with the consumption of large amounts of beer and traditional German foods, etc.

    Well, I call it OctoBEERfest!

    Please click here and like the facebook page to keep yourself up to date with Octoberfest parties in Malaysia.

    Danke!

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    I was looking for an all German beer picture but this is the best beer picture I can find in my album. :D

    Monday, October 10, 2011

    This song just gave me back my soul. It's an old song by James Morisson.

    I just had a great night out with Jess. We haven't been spending time alone for quite some time. I had 3 bottles of Konig Ludwig at TDH and this song was playing. I know it's a bit contradicting because it's a sad song and it's about the pieces don't fit anymore but I don't care. I'm happy now. I haven't been myself since last Saturday. I guess it's because of the time of the month. Lol!



    Well I can't explain why it's not enough, cause I gave it all to you. - James Morisson

    Saturday, October 08, 2011

    Singapore

    A few weeks ago, Ryan and I went on a 6D 5N cruise on Superstar Virgo that departs from Singapore. So, we spent one night in Singapore before and after the cruise. Some highlights and lowlights of our stay in Singapore as follow:

    Hard Rock Hotel, Singapore (Sentosa Island)
    We stayed here for one night before the cruise. We bought a 2D 1N package for MYR1300 that includes:
    • One night stay in Hard Rock Hotel
    • Breakfast for two
    • Two one-day adult passes to Universal Studios Singapore
    • Complimentary welcome drinks for two
    I don't know why we were given a smoking room but I guess maybe that's because I did not specifically request for a non-smoking room. Note to self - always remember to request for a non-smoking room. What happened was, the moment we opened our room door, we were greeted with a very strong smell of cigarette. I felt like we walked into an ashtray. The air in the room was very stale. The worst part was that there's no window in the room. So we couldn't really let fresh air in.

    I was so tired that night but I couldn't sleep well. I kept waking up because of our noisy neighbour. They must be a bunch of college kids playing cards and drinking in the room and they laughed so loud on and off it drove me crazy. The hotel room wall must be really thin. Nevertheless, the furnishings and the layout of the room is quite tasteful. The only thing is they should provide a rack for the guests to place their shampoo, body shower and etc in the shower.

    HR Room
    Our smelly room

    Ashtray Bokeh
    A bokeh picture I took with Ryan's camera

    Tanjong Beach Club, Sentosa
    We met up with Denny and Stephanie in Tanjung Beach Club. Tanjong Beach Club is a bar and cafe located along Tanjong Beach in Sentosa Island. It's supposed to be a nice place from all the pictures of the bar I googled but the weather was horrible that day. It was drizzling. I hate going to a beach bar in that kind of weather.

    Catching up with Denny and Stephanie was good. The last time we met was during our Beijing reunion in Bali in December 2010.

    Denny & Stephanie
    With Denny & Stephanie

    Universal Studios Singapore
    We went to USS the next day. We had a full-day pass but we had to check-in to our cruise by 4pm. So we left at 2pm. Well, USS was fun! We reconnected with our inner child in there.

    USS1
    Universal Studio
    (Picture taken with my iPhone)


    USS4
    I'm going to far far away

    USS2
    That's my castle
    (Picture taken with my iPhone)

    USS5
    And I found my Shrek

    USS3
    Ooooh roller coasters!
    (Picture taken with my iPhone)

    Shopping
    We went shopping at this new mall called Ion in Orchard. We weren't aimlessly shopping though. My mission was to go to Muji Store and knocked myself out. When is Muji coming to KL?! Can't believe they have it in Indonesia and Singapore but not KL. Grrr!

    Also, went to Isetan next to Takashimaya to get Fancl products for Jess. I bought myself something nice too. Sweet!

    We wanted to check out H&M but OH MY LORD...the QUEUE was so long we dropped that idea. But really...SERIOUSLY? People actually queue like that for H&M? Hehehe.

    Sands SkyPark @ Marina Bay Sands
    The reason we were here because we haven't been here before and Ryan wanted to take pictures. Ku De Ta Singapore is located here. I still prefer the Ku De Ta in Bali. Oh, just thinking about it made me want to go back to Bali. I think Bali is the place I really don't mind visiting again and again.

    SkyPark Marina Bay Sands
    The view from Sands SkyPark

    Hooters @ Clarke Quay
    I actually like the food here. Can't remember what we had for our main but the following is the appetizers:

    Hooters Fresh Oyster
    Fresh oysters

    Hooters Snow Crab Legs
    Snow crab legs

    Clarke Quay
    Clarke Quay

    V Hotel Lavender, Singapore
    This is the hotel we stayed for one night after our cruise. Apart from the hotel conveniently located directly above Lavender MRT Station, everything else was bad. I had a very bad night here.

    First of all, the room is small but that's okay as we only needed a place to sleep for one night. The shower drain wasn't draining water fast enough and that flooded the dry area of the toilet. The AC was blowing out warm air instead of cool air. After complaining, a technician came to our room to adjust the temperature. He set the temperature to the lowest but only a very slight improvement. I couldn't sleep well throughout the night because I was sweating and the room was stuffy. So, no more V Hotel Lavender for me.


    ***All photos are photographed by Ryan Chew unless stated otherwise.

    Friday, September 30, 2011

    Happy Ending

    This is a happy ending post. LOL! Whatever that means.

    So K came back from his 7 days training in Bangkok. As usual, we asked a lot of questions such as "did you do anything special?", "met any new people?", "did you check out this place?", etc.

    K: I went for massage.
    J: Got happy ending?
    K: No happy ending.

    So, later that day, J emailed a YouTube video below to all involved in that conversation.



    L then replied, "Now I know why K said….NO HAPPY ENDING….hahahhahahahhaha…"

    Now we all know why.

    LOL!

    ******************************************


    CL says the funniest thing sometimes.

    D wrote an email: Hi guys, have a great weekend. I think we’re doing quite well as a team, synergy and all. Lets have our fingers crossed for the SAP B1 partner of the year award as well!

    CL replied: Happy ending if get the year award????

    D replied: Errr.....

    D hopes that she DOES know what "happy ending" is. He is worried she go tell someone that and the guy gets the wrong idea.

    Well, CL's reply did brighten up my day though. LOL!

    Monday, September 26, 2011

    Do you have a phobia?

    A recent trivia challenge got me google up the word "sitophobia".

    Then I came across this link here.

    10 Weird Phobias That Will Totally Surprise You
    1. Venustraphobia – Fear of Beautiful Women
      Seriously?

    2. Phobophobia – Fear of Having a Phobia
      This person must be one hell of a confused person.

    3. Sitophobia – Fear of Eating
      How do people with sitophobia eat then?

    4. Porphyrophobia – Fear of the Color Purple
      Lol! Is the color purple really that bad?

    5. Panphobia – Fear of Everything
      Wow, I don't know what to say.

    6. Pteronophobia – Fear of Being Tickled by Feathers
      This, I can understand if you're ticklish.

    7. Hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia – Fear of Long Words
      LOL! That is the longest word I've ever come across. I'm still figuring out how to pronounce that.

    8. Neophobia – Fear of Anything New
      Huh?

    9. Metrophobia – Fear of Poetry
      "Roses are red, violets are blue" ... "Nooooooooo! Shut up! *puke*"

    10. Nephophobia – Fear of Clouds
      This person must not see sunlight and only go out at night.

    I didn't know there is such a long list of phobias. It's crazy. View the phobia list here.

    "Fear always springs from ignorance." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

    SuperStar Virgo 6D5N - Day 5 and Day 6

    This will be the final post on SuperStar Virgo.

    My previous posts on SuperStar Virgo:
    **SuperStar Virgo 6D5N - Day 1
    **SuperStar Virgo 6D5N - Day 2 and Day 3
    **SuperStar Virgo 6D5N - Day 4

    Laguna Redang Resort
    Laguna Redang Resort

    Day 5

    Because I had too much to drink the night before, I woke up late and we didn't have our breakfast. We only made it for our time slot to get off the ship to Redang. So, we had our brunch in Redang.

    Apparently, our ship stopped in the middle of the sea and we had to take a boat from the ship to the island. Traveling on a boat with an empty stomach = BAD IDEA. I was feeling queasy and as soon as we reached Redang, I went to the toilet to puke and I felt so much better after that.

    The view of SuperStar Virgo from the beach
    The view of SuperStar Virgo from the beach at Laguna Redang Resort (Picture taken from my iPhone)

    The boat took us to Laguna Redang Resort. After so many days with limited or no access to internet at all, Ryan and myself spent a lot of time with our iPhone once we got our 3G. Both of us actually just sat there minding our own business not talking to each other which was really funny.

    Lunch at Laguna Beach Resort
    Busy updating myself with the world after lunch

    We then proceeded to the resort bar for drinks. I realized that I had everything in red that day. My dress was red, my bag was red and my cocktail was red. I just had to ask Ryan to take a picture.

    With my Bloody Mary
    Me in my red dress, red bag and my Bloody Mary

    We got back to the ship at 5pm and chilled out at the pool deck. We didn't go to the inclusive restaurant for dinner. Ryan was getting bored of going to the same restaurant and so he suggested Japanese at Samurai.


    Day 6
    Woke up in the morning. Got ready. Packed our stuff and left our luggage outside our cabin for baggage collection. We then went for our breakfast at Bella Vista.

    The final round of the progressive trivia was quite tough. We got second place. So, no medal for us. :(

    We then went to collect our passports from the reception counter. As there was nothing much to do, most of the passengers were outside enjoying the view as we sailed into Singapore.

    Arriving Harbour Front
    Arriving Singapore

    Balcony class passengers had a different disembarkation venue. The disembarkation process was easy. As we got priority, we didn't have to wait long for our baggage as well.

    I really enjoyed the cruise.

    ***All photos are photographed by Ryan Chew unless stated otherwise.

    Sunday, September 25, 2011

    SuperStar Virgo 6D5N - Day 4

    Breakfast at Bella Vista
    Breakfast at Bella Vista

    Previous posts on SuperStar Virgo:
    **SuperStar Virgo 6D5N - Day 1
    **SuperStar Virgo 6D5N - Day 2 and Day 3

    Day 4
    Again, we were stuck on the ship at high sea for the day.

    Loitering around
    Loiter around

    We registered ourselves for the Behind-the-Scene-Tour. The technical and backstage guys brought a small group of us to the reality on how shows are made. He briefed us on the sound and lighting, the stage, and he also brought us to the backstage area. Towards the end of the tour, one of the entertainment crew came to join us on stage and told us to stand behind her facing the back of the stage. When the song YMCA started playing, she started dancing and we had to follow her steps. The stage was revolving while we danced. Nice!

    Smoke Effect at The Lido
    The smoke effect

    This is what you see on stage
    This is what the performers see on stage. They can't see the audience at all so it's like they are dancing/performing in the studio and this will actually give them more confidence. That is why flash photography is not allowed during shows because it will distract them.

    We went for the progressive trivia (round 3). It was okay but we didn't get the highest score this time but we were still leading if I'm not mistaken.

    So, since we had a lot of time to kill, we had a photography session. Obviously, Ryan's the photographer and I'm the model. Some of my favorite shots below.

    Posing
    At Taverna, a snack bar at Deck 13

    Me posing
    At the sunbathing deck at Deck 13

    Getting Ready For The Gala Dinner
    That's me getting ready for the gala dinner

    Gala Dinner at Bella Vista
    We had our gala dinner at Bella Vista


    Ryan with his wine
    That's Ryan with his glass of wine (photographed by me)

    Ballroom dance performance
    There was a ballroom dance performance at the Grand Piazza

    Camwhore after dinner
    Us camwhoring

    After our dinner, we went for a show called Gala Showtime: Reflections of Russia. The show was pretty interesting. A lot of acrobatic and stunts.

    After the show, we tried our luck at the casino again thinking that we might hit another jackpot but the house was so strong that we ran away as fast as we could. LOL. We ended up having beers at Taverna and there was a live band playing. I met a few new people - 2 Australian couples and a Japanese couple. Everyone was dancing and having a great time. I actually got drunk.

    Matt from Melbourne
    That's Matt from Melbourne and Yuko-san dancing behind

    Ryan dancing with Jill
    Ryan dancing with Jill

    Happy times.

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