Friday, November 21, 2014

Destiny, not?

Some things we don't talk about
Rather do without and just hold the smile
Falling in and out of love
Ashamed and proud of, together all the while




Like Ted (from HIMYM) said,"Nothing good happens after 2am." Oh well, let's just fast forward one hour since there won't be any difference. The moon is still up, the sky is still dark, everyone is fast asleep except for me. Here I am, sitting in front of my lappie, listening to Kiss The Rain again, staring at the lighted candle. 

This year, I have seen people who got together and broke up more than any time in the past 22 years. When things were great, people claimed that destiny brought them together but when things turned ugly, destiny is long forgotten. We casually misuse the word 'ironic' so frequent that the word has lost its real meaning. The word fits perfectly in basically everything, no? At first, it was destiny and now disappointment? I guess it is a mixture of everything. 

Sometimes I ponder if the world would be a better place without all these negative vibes. In the world of fiction, everyone has a happy ending and if it is not happy, it is not the end but in real, there are no guarantees. A harsh fact of life to learn but a real one. 

Why can't people just be nice to each other? I don't get it. 


Friday, November 14, 2014

Swindon-Bath, UK

It has been one and a half month since I came back from UK-Sweden. God, I missed those places especially the streets in Bath and London. The breakfasts, the weather, the boutiques, etc. We travelled to UK by Thai Airways. The return economy flight ticket was about RM2,800, pretty affordable I would say. 


Transited at Bangkok and tried to understand Thai language but failed miserably. And 17 hours later... We finally reached London. 

Swindon

We rented a car from Hertz and drove to Swindon that was about 2.5 hours away from London. The place is kinda quiet regardless if it's day or night. During my first night there, I was surprised to see the streets deserted at about 7.30pm. 


Our stay here at Lydiard House for 2D1N.

The door to the other side of the world Lydiard House. It kinda creeped me out actually. 

Basically you can see trees and plants everywhere. And since it was almost the end of autumn, the plants had started to wither.

Bath

Bath is my favourite place among all. Everything here seemed so perfect. The people, the streets, the weather, Imagine how perfect your day is gonna be when you have someone to prepare you with a full English breakfast every single morning? To me, it felt like heaven. *oooohhhmmmmmm* 


The famous Abbey Church. The church is so beautiful that I can stand there and admire it all day long.

Daddy Trin. :)




/w Mark.



It is not possible to visit the candy store without posing with the giant lolly.

 Oh, and the good thing about Bath is that basically everything is on sale! Walked in H&M. Sale. Marks & Spencer. Sale. Primark. Sale. Tesco Express. Cheap, buy! Bath is definitely a shopping paradise. :)


Friday, November 7, 2014

What About Sleeping At Last?

Music is good medicine, especially music with great beats and meaningful lyrics. As a huge fan of The Vampire Diaries, I can't help but to download all most of their ending soundtracks. I have not heard of the names of half of the bands and singers but their songs are equally good! One of my current favs is Sleeping At Last. I know the band name is exactly the most imaginative name that we would come up with. Which sane human would name their band Sleeping At Last?

The band was formed back in 1999 consisting of 3 members but now, it is left with only the lead vocalist, Ryan O'Neal. Lead vocal, guitar, keys. He does it all! Oh, and not forgetting that one of the songs 'Sun' was featured in the first trailer of The Fault In Our Stars.


I didn't know that Sleeping At Last songs were so well known until I read it on the official blog www.sleepingatlast.com.

There there. Good music should be shared, isn't it? :)


Sunday, October 19, 2014

Feeka Coffee Roasters @ Jalam Mesui // Komugi @ Pavilion

I read a couple of good reviews on Feeka some time ago claiming that the shop has great coffee. As according to Eat Drink KL, the name Feeka was inspired by the word fika in Swedish. It means having a break with your favourite people. So, I went with Nat hoping to try out their famous coffee but it was a let down because Feeka wasn't serving any coffee on that day as part of the shop was having removation.

The menu is pretty simple but it covers a variety of breakfasts.

The scramble platter. The scramble eggs are served with a sideof toast and lamb sausages. The highlight of this are the lamb sausages. :)

Like I said earlier, Feeka did not serve coffee that day and so, we went over to Komugi to get our cravings fixed. Cuppa cappuccino with my name on it.

And Nat's.


The pretty babe.

Candid shot by Nat when I was talking on the phone.


*walks out of Komugi**

Me: Nat, you know Parkson right... (tails off)
Nat: Hmm?

*turned my head and saw the waitress running towards us with a bill in her hands**

Me: NAT! We haven't pay!
Nat: OMG so embarrassing. Luckily their payment counter is outside.
Me: No wonder the people inside are looking at us.

So for the first time in our lives, we walked out a cafe without settling our bills. Embarrassment level shot straight up to infinity. 


Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Home Is Where The Heart Is


My hair colour faded and the colour difference is unbearable. Everytime I told the girls that I am gonna redye my hair, their reactions would be this:"No! Why would you wanna damage your hair. Wait for another month." and the next month, they will be telling me the same thing. 

Finally I am back to KL after the 18D17N trip to UK and Sweden. Yeshhhh, it is a very very long trip as I spent my entire sem-break travelling. I flew Thai Airways and because it was a night flight, so luckily there wasn't any jetlag for me. For the first 10 days, I spent most of my time in Bath and London doing a bit of shopping and consumed every coffee/tea products that I could lay my hands on. Costa is my favourite coffee over there. It is very dependable as you can find it in practically anywhere, not to mention that they have the Costa vending machines where you can choose your own coffee and toppings. Cream? Sugar? Caramel? It's all up to you. :)

For the next 8 days, I strolled and wandered on the empty streets in Linkoping. Instead of watching out for cars, it is wiser to watch out of bikes in Linkoping. I couldn't get used to the culture there as most shops are closed at 3pm during weekends. The weather was crazily cold during my stay in Stockholm for the last few days but still, the view is great. I can sit there all day and look at the architecture designs especially the churches! No doubt, Stockholm is one of the most beautiful city in the world.  

外国的月亮特别圆 but still, nothing beats home. 


Sunday, September 7, 2014

After You



“When thoughts of all but one,
are those I am keeping.

When sore though there is none,
for whom I am weeping.

A curtain drawn before the sun,
and I wish to go on sleeping.”

Lang Leav


Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Because I Say So

Since young, we are exposed to too much of negativity and as we grow, we hardly pick up the good elements and the word that we often use is 'NO'. 

picture credits to ChicagoNow

Have you ever have this kind of feeling? Sometimes when you had a long day at school and when you are home, all you wanted to do is to lie on the couch, hold the joystick that fits perfectly and start shooting bots? 

From time to time, we try to defend ourselves and asking for reasons but most of the time, the answer we got is,"Because I say so." That phrase is like some kind of magic powder because once the other person says this, we stopped trying.  We forget the fact that we have to continue and defend till we get YES for answer. 

If you do this, I will do that. This is how things work isn't it. People around me whined that the humanity switch is switched off.  In TVD, vampires will feed on any other humans if they switched off their humanity switches. As for us, we were filled with all sorts of negativity and we can never think straight. We did all sorts of unforgiving acts and never gave a second thought about 'em. 

picture from tumblr

And we are the disease.


Thursday, July 31, 2014

VCR Cafe @ Jalan Galloway

It has been quite some time since last meet Nat. She is faraway in Kampar and here I am, in KL. After brunch at Three Little Pigs and The Big Bad Wolf, we planned to head to Pulp for our coffee break but too bad that place was closed during that day. So, we drove all the way down to Swiss Garden as I have heard a lot of good comments of VCR. 

The place is pretty hidden behind the police station and Swiss Garden. It is painted in secreative black, taking up a cozy corner lot with trees and fallen leaves that look likes autumn. The strong scent of coffee welcomed us as we entered and the crowd! I have never expected such huge crowd in such a small cafe.

The menu is fairly simple for basic selections of coffee and cake. 



Cappuccino and blueberry cheese. The coffee isn't acidic and the cheesecake is very creamy! Coffee and cheesecake, definitely a good combination. :)

de pretty Nat. 

:)


Add for VCR:
2 Jalan Galloway, 
Bukit Bintang, 
50150 Kuala Lumpur, 
Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur.


Saturday, July 19, 2014

还是美好的

Like any other mornings, the first thing that I do is to reach for my phone lying on my bedside table, switch off the flight mode and turn on my data. All sorts of notification tones came in: WhatsApp, Kakao, e-mails... and the first thing I saw was that one of the MAS planes was shot. The MH17. My mind was racing and I thought... you have to be kidding me.


Is this how flying is gonna be from today onwards?  Do we have to count our lucky stars every single time we fly so that we can land safely? Countries are at war but innocent lives are sacrificed. 

Marcus famous line:"世界是美好的."
But now, I chose to think otherwise. God knows what will happen tomorrow. 


Thursday, July 10, 2014

Holding On


人为何要那么的犯贱。


What happens when you are a big fan of football but you can't wake up in the middle of the night to watch the tournament? You watch only the important ones like semi finals and final. :D So I was very semanga and woke up at 4am this morning. But then Brazil, you have to be kidding me. 7-1?!

First 10 minutes...
WhatsApp-ing Suk and suddenly I see the German players hugging each other? Oh. Did I just miss it? Germany scored?! *blur mode turned on**

Next 10 minutes...
Brazil whatcha doing?! Germany don't attack so much can ah? In less than 3 minutes another 2 goals. *was very sleepy at first and suddenly, I was sitting straight and focusing on the match**

Next 10 minutes...
2 more goals. Wth, Brazil no need to play dy eh. *turned off TV and went back to sleep**


Friday, June 20, 2014

All is well

Tickets booked. I guess I can finally say that I am all ready for the UK-Sweden trip. I have not planned my itinerary yet but I am shopping for trench coats already. Mark said that I have the word 'tourist' written on my forehead if I wear bright colour trench coats. All came into my mind was trench coat and Harry Potter: The Exhibition. I will failed badly as a Harry Potter fan if I visit anywhere in London but this. 

*

Had a photoshoot for Libresse: Street Savvy interview last week with Suk at Big Mouth. It was a great experience for both of us and now I finally understand that it is never easy to be a professional model who smiles at the camera. 



To our own surprises, Kok Chye was a good in taking potraits even though this was his first time. The photos are nice at the beginning but my smile got stiffer by the end of the photoshoot. =________=


Friday, June 6, 2014

Moonlight of Life

The first thing I heard when I stepped into the class was:"Trin, the PJ campus has released the ACCA timetable for December." I stunned and looked at her. God, all of us have prepared for the worst, have we? Somehow, I think that the working adults are beyond amazing when they managed to work and study at the same time, not to mention passing all their professional papers. As for me, well.... let's just skip that part.

Last night, I searched my hard disk for a nice movie to end the night and I found this: Westlife The Farewell Concert. I must have downloaded this a long time ago as I don't remember watching it before this. And this is it. I sat in front of the lappie and watch the entire concert and thinking of how the music industry will be with four of them together, once again. During my time, there are great choices of boybands ranging from Backstreet Boys to Blue but still, nothing beats Westlife. 


Nicky, the one who loves Ireland more than anything. Shane, the lead singer who brings all of them together all the time. Mark and his powerful voice. Kian, the one who flashes his guitar skills on every concert. 



And of course, nothing beats the typical hits like Queen of My Heart and Flying Without Wings. Music, the strongest form of magic in the universe.

Till then. x.


Sunday, May 18, 2014

State of Denial


I am a firm believer in everything, well... I guess almost everything. I believed that things happened for a reason and behind that reason, there is an force or attraction or any scientific term that you would want to name it. 

My iPod is gone for good and no matter how much I miss it, it would never crawl its way back to me and it feels like a part of me is missing. Damn those car buglars (I will never park in Pavilion ever again). I need my music all the time: when I take the train, drive, shop, study... basically I need it almost 24/7. I guess I would have to get a new iPod eventually. 

As for now, I guess I would have to stop living in the state of denial.


“What was it like to love him? Asked Gratitude.
It was like being exhumed, I answered, and brought to life in a flash of brilliance.
What was it like to be loved in return? Asked Joy.
It was like being seen after a perpetual darkness, I replied. To be heard after a lifetime of silence.
What was it like to lose him? Asked Sorrow. There was a long pause before I responded:
It was like hearing every goodbye ever said to me—said all at once.” 
- Lang Leav


Thursday, May 8, 2014

Tea Buffet @ Thirty8, Grand Hyatt Hotel

Before uni reopens at the end of the month, I should enjoy all the good food in KL. No doubt, Thirty8 is famous for its dessert buffet and so, me and Suk decided to give it a try.

Thirty8 is located at the 38th floor at Grand Hyatt Hotel, comprises a 360-degree city view that allows you to dine while looking at the captivating views of KL city. The ambience of the restaurant is  pretty comfortable and relaxing. The place has two panels of huge glasses that allow natural sunlight to shine in. I guess I can just sit there while having a cuppa aromatic tea or coffee for an entire afternoon. 

Thirty8, a chic venue for you to have a relaxing and quiet tea time.



JING earl grey, made from Ceylon leaves scented with bergamot and sprinkled with cornflowers.



Pastel colour macarons! I am a macaron lover but personally, I wasn't very fond Thirty8's macarons as they are flavourless. 




de almond-macadamia nuts cupcakes.




de cheesecakes: dense, smooth and creamy textures with cookie crumbs for crusts.





de BFF with her chocolate cookie coffee. 



The service here is great and if you are looking for good tea buffet with stunning views, Thirty8 should definitely be on the list. :)

Add for Thirty8:
38th Floor,
Grand Hyatt Kuala Lumpur,
12, Jalan Pinang,
50450 Kuala Lumpur.


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