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Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Another challenge? Seriously?

I shall be starting another challenge, but this time on make-up. I found this challenge here. Hope I'll be able to post up pictures as well.

1. When did you start putting on makeup?
2. How did you learn to put on makeup?
3. Favourite brand
4. Do you like wearing foundation? If so, what's your color and favourite?
5. Favourite lipstick, lip gloss and lip liner?
6. Do you like/wear false lashes? If yes, strip or individual?
7. Favourite eye shadow color
8. What's your favourite daytime look?
9. Picture of your makeup collection
10. Favourite makeup brush
11. Do you like wearing bronzer?
12. Favourite mascara
13. Where do you keep your makeup?
14. Favourite Youtube guru(s)
15. Do you wear blush?
16. Do you copy celebrity make up looks?
17. Favourite makeup artist
18. What's your favourite night time look?
19. Favourite concealer
20. Favourite eyeshadow primer
21. Where do you buy your makeup at?
22. Favourite toner
23. Favourite eye shadow palette and blush palette
24. Which do you like: cream, matte, powder, sheer or shimmer eye shadows?
25. Favourite eyeliner
26. Do you wear makeup everyday?
27. Favourite powder
28. Favourite makeup remover
29. Do you like wearing liquid liner? If so, what's your favorite?
30. Picture of yourself with and without wearing makeup

Food pics

Just a couple of random pics of the food I've eaten the pass couple of days.

First. The asam laksa from I Love Yoo and a warm soy milk. The asam laksa sells for RM5.90 a bowl, with quite filling portions and lots of veggies, though the fish that day wasn't very fresh. The soy milk sells for RM2.90, and is quite alright for the price.

This is the Prawn Roe Baked Rice with Beef and Wasabi Sauce from Wong Kok Restaurant. Among all the baked rices, this is the cheapest - RM14.20. It's just rice and beef baked in a foil-lined bamboo basket, topped with an extremely generous amount of prawn roe and some mild wasabi sauce. If you're easily full, please do not order because this would make you feel extremely bloated due to the richness of the prawn roe. Take it from me - this is a person who loves eating talking.

Day 30 - Do you keep a personal journal? What sort of stuff do you put in it? Do you care if others see it?

I used to have a diary, but I've stopped writing in it for many years already. Mostly because my life became mostly mundane, with nothing special so I saw no point in writing anything, anyway. I usually wrote entries of my life (story-like technique), whatever that specially happened that day, what I dreamed about the other night and my fantasies about my crushes.

However, my blog is basically my substitute journal. Although I find that my blog is getting more and more commercial-style (I would like to think that it is), but sometimes I still write super-long entries of text-only complaints and all that.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Day 29 - How do you think your friends judge you? How would a complete stranger judge you? Why?

I think my friends judge me as a (I would like to think) decent friend, a listener, a very "naughty" person full of weird thoughts, and perhaps sometimes extremely annoying.

Strangers find me strange, I think. My neutral face is basically this face: >:{ Sometimes I look at myself in the mirror when I'm having a mask on (which is usually when I have my neutral face) and find it interesting how ugly I look. However, depending on my mood of the day, I think strangers judge me as obnoxious, annoying, self-absorbed, weird, etc.

Monday, November 28, 2011

Day 28 - Do you tell it how it is, or keep your thoughts to yourself? Which do you think is best?

It all depends on the thought itself. Though obviously you can't please everyone, it would be best to keep the majority of the crowd in good spirits. However, most of the time I really need to let things out, because supposedly my emotional and thought bank has reached it's limit - I have to find another way to let things out.

Two dinners

Emo-ish lately, and I haven't touched MapleSEA in a really long time. Oh well.

For the first dinner, it was with Aunty Joanne and Uncle Danny at the Seri Petaling branch Maiu Japanese Restaurant. I think you guys remember my first encounter with Maiu at Damansara Perdana. The difference in between the two branches are basically the layout and design.

The Damansara Perdana branch has a very traditional (albeit dark) Japanese atmosphere, with traditional-style Japanese furniture. However, the Seri Petaling branch is very well lit, with an orchid-printed wall on the right and a bright green wall that separates the dining area from the kitchen. There's also a small sushi bar at the back corner.

The ordering method, however, is the same for both - you're given a menu with five slots to place the quantity of your order. For an average price of RM40 per person, the choice range is quite wide, and the dishes are fresh and tasty, as compared to some other restaurants which charge up to RM80 per person, and though these have even wider ranges of choice, but half their selections are of local food.

Outfit of the evening was my red off-shoulder top, black leggings, multi-chain dark chrome necklace and gladiators. I noticed later in the night that this was way too much - the red was getting a lot of attention already, not to mention the make-up.

Make-up of the day - dark smokey punk with just a hint of color. I actually did this look last minute, because BF said he preferred sexy make-up. Fragrance of the day was Lancome Tresor. Here's what I used:

  • shu uemura Creme Eyeshadow in Beige
  • #46, light shimmery red (applied on inner corners)
  • #47, shimmery red (applied on outer 2/3 of eyelid)
  • #7, dark shimmery grey (applied on outer-V, contouring above crease blending outwards toward end of brow, and some on outer lower lashline)
  • Artistry eye shadow in Ash Black (applied along upper lashline using angled brush)
  • Artistry eye shadow in Chocolate and Ash Black (applied with angled brush, layered on outer half of brows)
  • Sabrina's Secret Eye Pencil in Gold (applied thinly along lower lashline and waterline)
  • Artistry eye shadow in Sand (applied as highlight under arch of brows)
  • MaxFactor False Lash Effect mascara in Black (applied on upper lashes after curling)
  • TheBodyShop Oil-Free Balancing Foundation in 05 (applied using wet sponge on eye circles)
  • Maybelline Clear Smooth Aqua Gel Foundation in 12 Natural (applied rest of face, layering on blemishes)
  • Pigeon Compact Baby Powder in Beige (applied over foundation in patting motions)
  • Dior Addict red lipstick
I admit the lip color is a bit too strong for the eye make-up, but I blotted most of the lipstick off before I went out.
Potato salad.
Deep fried soft shell crab - soft shell crab age.
Chawan mushi.
Highlight of the day. The seemingly ordinary but ...
... it's bread-crumb coated fried tofu with a small oyster at the center.
Food recommendations were a must since I was the one who introduced the restaurant - of course, only of those that I have tried before. The dishing method for some of the food such as the cha soba and the special mushroom soup were different. We tried a couple of different new items this time, such as the fried tofu and the potato salad.

Receipt of the day *click to enlarge*

All in all the meal was satisfying, though I regret ordering another wasabi ice cream, knowing full well what it would do to me.

Curry chicken, fried rice, fried beehoon, spicy fried beehoon, fried chicken, chicken fish nuggets, sambal sotong, mixed veggies and lemongrass chicken served with soy milk.

The other dinner would be on the next day, for my mum's cousin's son's daughter's full moon celebration. Dinner was the basic Chinese-style catering - fried rice, fried beehoon, spicy fried beehoon, fried chicken, curry chicken with potatoes, deep-fried spring rolls, etc. The selection, however, was pretty limited - there was only 2 types of pastries and only one type of beverage.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Day 27 - Do you get jealous of your friends easily? If you do, how come?

Sometimes. I honestly depends on my current status. Most I get jealous when I'm down or just recently got my whatever request rejected. My friends seem to have more freedom than me when it comes to going out for days trips or just dinner with friends.

They go clubbing, out for parties, constant shopping trips with friends, etc. Usually I'd have to plan when I ask and how to arrange my many requests by priority. This is because if I were to have gone out once in that week, my other request to go out again in that week would most probably be rejected.

Then there's the seemingly unlimited cash supply that they have - they go for Chatime, Snowflake, Gong Cha, etc. And there's also the fact that they have cars.

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Day 26 - Honestly now, if you could change three things about you (looks, personality, etc.) , what would they be and why?

I've almost always been unhappy with myself physically - too much blubber here, too round there. However recently I seem to be more accepting of my figure.

Physically, I love that I have the hourglass figure, but I want a flatter tummy, firmer thighs and arms, more even skin tone, a sharper face, thicker hair, and preferably slightly taller.

Personality-wise, I wished I wasn't so closed up, I wished I was more optimistic and more people-friendly.

An interesting Thursday

Usually Thursday would be the most worrisome day of the week since the second semester started - 3-hour lecture in the morning, then a five-hour break before the next class commences. Can't go home, don't want to stay on campus, so sometimes we just go to Sunway Pyramid.

I rarely eat early breakfasts. If I wake up at 6am, the earliest I can eat something is around 8am. However, since someone asked whether I wanted McD breakfast, I chose to try the new Chicken McMuffin, which is basically a regular Sausage McMuffin, but the patty inside is replaced with a blown-up Chicken McNugget and some sauce to counter-balance the moisture.

However, this particular morning was interesting - our lecturer was on leave, so we had a replacement lecturer (which hadn't happened before until now, those who couldn't make it just cancelled classes and didn't really bother to replace them). For the first time since the start of the semester, I listened through the entire lecture and copied down 5 pages of notes, which usually doesn't happen.

What I usually do during that lesson is sleep, space-out or chat with my classmates. This replacement lecturer was supposed to be our lecturer, until the present lecturer came along and our class was given to him. Having lectured Masters students before, we usually got 3 full hours of monotonous talking about tables and chairs. Our replacement lecturer, however, had SLIDES, and her explanations and examples were much easier to understand.

Anyway we (Jasmine, Jeanna, Su, Quinie, Yevon and I) took the bus to Sunway Pyramid after class, and lounged around, took some photos while waiting for the McValue lunch time. I had another round of McD - McChicken, with a fries and a Coke. By this time Su had went home.

We wandered around, took a few pictures, then at the Vitagen campaign area Jessica met up with us. We got some free Vitagens for answering 5/5 correct in a quiz, then went over to a shop which specialized in traditional Chinese clothing, namely cheongsams.

Jeanna wanted to get one to wear to her grandma's birthday, and so we tagged along, thinking we would also be "kepochi"s and try some of the garments. However, we couldn't find any designs that were to our liking, so we left without trying anything.

Another round of wandering had us at a couple of gown boutiques, we lingered in one which we've never entered before called Merry Merry, if I remember correctly. These are the few gowns that I thought were quite nice and could sneak pictures of.

Blue mesh-lined strapless bustier-style tiered dress.
White full length strapless gown with red peek-a-boo and empire waist.
A little more detail from the strapless gown, matched with a black beaded necklace.

Contrary to my mum's and aunt's rants about how Forever 21 stock clothes that are more for 30-year-old women, I find the selection in F21 very wide - there's mature, there's girly, there's summer, there's young chic. I think you can get most of your wardrobe basics here, though I'm not so sure about the prices.

The first thing I saw were the shoes - at least 6-inches for heels - boots, cotton shoes, pumps, platforms. And they are (in my opinion) more inexpensive than Charles & Keith! Anyway, we went on a frenzy - each of us (Jasmine, Jeanna, Jessica, Quinie, Yevon and I) picked out a few garments each, went to the fitting rooms, then tried on our own and each others' selections.

Yevon was a little tricky - she refused to want to try anything, and Jasmine and I had to find a couple of garments for her to try (more Jasmine than me, but anyway). Here are some of the pics of the garments that I tried that day. (Ignore the stupid expressions pleeze)

Printed floral strapless dress.
Leopard print mini strapless dress with ruffle hem.
Grey one-shoulder maxi dress with dusty khaki stripes.
Grey long sleeve boat-neck bodycon dress.

Fine floral print bustier-style strapless dress.
Brown-and-white stripe dress with belt (the back is lace).
Turquoise strapless floor length bodycon dress.
Girly print spaghetti strap dress.
Beige dress with printed hearts and belt.
Orange-ish pink spaghetti strap empire waist maxi dress.

I always thought that Cotton On and Forever 21 stocked high-priced garments, but I find that the prices almost the same as those boutiques at Mid Valley that my mum likes to visit. There was another white chiffon-ish strapless maxi dress that I tried, but the material was so sheer that my underwear was visible, so the pic's not here.

We also had a stop at Vincci, only until then I remembered that I needed shoes - heels (pumps and/or wedges, decent ballerinas (no more cloth material), and some decent sandals. I saw some nice designs at Vincci, and when I asked mum when I got home, she actually said "yeah, you really do need shoes, all your shoes are falling apart".

A last stop at Daiso to get my razors and double eyelid tape marked the end of our (my) day. Some of my friends asked why I wanted eyelid tape since I already had "inner" double eyelids. Here's the thing - I have a fetish for French manicures, and always wanted to do some but never really got round too. My younger sister had that eureka moment and used regular scotch tape as something like a stencil.

The product was nice, but a bit weird since it's pretty straight for nails. One time my aunt came by, saw my sister dealing with lots of scotch tape, and thus suggested that we try using eyelid tape because it's curved. Since Daiso has really cheap ones (I didn't really notice Sasa's prices for eyelid tape, though), so I got a pack of 20 sets from there.

Much thanks to Jasmine recently, especially today for driving my out to get the tiramisu ingredients then being such a darling to help me take everything into the house. I LOVE YOU!

Friday, November 25, 2011

Day 25 - What would be the best thing that could happen in your life right now? Is this possible or just an unrealistic dream?

The best thing that would happen to me right now is that I get popular somehow on the internet, then become an internet celebrity (small scale like Brian See, or almost international like Wendy Cheng aka Xiaxue, or international superstar Michelle Phan). Whether it's by make-up or blogging, I don't mind.

The next best thing would be that my assignments miraculously complete themselves, good enough to at least let me pass the semester. However, this is obviously an impossible feat of wild imagination.

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Day 24 - What do you think is the most backwards thing of today’s society? In your view, how could this be changed?

I think the most backward thing in today's society is, naively, changing boy/girlfriends every week or so.

I have heard of girls who do that - hook up with a hopeful guy, get something (usually material) from him, then dump him. If that guy happens to be those sweet guys who are really serious in relationships, then this might just make him become a bachelor for the rest of his life due to psychological scars.

As for the playboys, most likely the girl will just bawl over you for a couple of days but she'll be dating again soon. However there are exceptions to that - girls are generally those who would fall in love more deeply than guys (read "Why Men Want Sex and Women Need Love" by Allan and Barbara Pease).

I don't think there's really a way to solve this, because it's basically part of human nature.

There's actually also one thing, namely in KL - using public transport, especially the KTM. The KTM is the most crowded from of public transport in KL (as far as I can observe), the next being LRT, RapidKL buses depending on the time.

Everyone who has used it knows that the KTM is crowded, so what do they do? Those who want to board barge their way in, complaining that there's no place to sit/stand, while those who want to alight can't because of that incoming horde. Where, may I ask, is the logic in that? When has KL-ans become so ... primitive?

In Singapore, it's already culture to allow passengers to alight before getting onto the vehicle. Here? There's no such thing in general. There may be guards every once in a while, with potbellies, a loud whistle and a stick, rudely "commanding' everyone to "stay behind the line". Seriously, you expect foreign tourists to come back here?

There's also the taxi "culture" in KL - in other countries (namely referring to Singapore because I've only ever been on a taxi there), you hail the cab, whether the driver likes it or not he has to stop, and drive you wherever you want to go.

Here, the taxi driver ignores you if he pleases, and if he does stop you must first ask him whether he's willing to drive you to your destination, and if he says yes then sometimes you'll have to bargain a price with him, when a sticker on the door says that the taxis run strictly on meters and no bargaining. This is actually a shame to me, which is why I would rather take the bus, or walk (if I have to), rather than take a taxi.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Make-up tag Ver. 2.0

* What's your favorite makeup look???
For day, I like simple slightly-winged black lined eyes, preferably with a bit of contour for the crease, with spot-concealer and contour/blush, and lip balm.

For night, I prefer darker, smokey eyes, with false lashes if I have the time, with full face, matte foundation, but same contour/blush and lip balm.

* What part of your body do you love??
For now I'm in love with my collar bones and decollete - they're not beautifully defined, but they're more defined than other parts of my body. Somehow I'm also falling in love with my stretch marks.

* Who is your beauty icon??
To be honest I have no idea. The image of beauty is basically of those airbrushed models in fashion/beauty magazines. However if I had to name one, it would be Michelle Phan. She talented, naturally pretty, and she has a good heart.

* What beauty product makes you feel instantly good???
Michelle Phan's egg mask! Especially when my skin is like plagued with blackheads, whipping on a cool, albeit kinda stinky, egg mask instantly tightens the skin, refines the pores (egg white), and returns magical elasticity to the skin (egg yolk)~

* How do you look after your skin??
Religious facial regimens (morning and night, double cleansing, eye cream, alternate-day masks), and I try to keep my hair out of my face as often as possible.

* What is your signature scent!!??
I usually smell like lotion, or my bed. Once in a while I'll be reeking with medicated oil, if I remember and/or feel like it, I'd spray on some prefume (Versace Bright Crystal, Salvatore Ferragamo Incanto Shine, L'Occitane Cherryblossom Solid Perfume, Eau de Sisley 3)

* What's your hair care secrets?
Don't over shampoo, condition your hair, let it air dry, apply serums or leave-on conditioners, if possible. Brush hair daily, but not too frequently, use a cherrywood comb daily, making sure to massage the scalp.

* How do you pamper yourself?
Beauty-wise, leg waxing and/or a facial. Having someone massage you, and knowing that your skin is gonna look better kinda lifts my spirits, though most of the time I'm too excited to actually relax.

* Finally how do you have a beauty philosophy??
Natural is best, keep everything in moderation and there are always certain guidelines to most things - though you can switch it up, it's best to play along those guidelines.

Sweet, spicy, herby pasta

OMG my entire blog feed is packed with mukuchu's new product posts - they're now selling lolita outfits and lots more genuine Japanese fashion products. mukuchu is a renowned website based in Australia specializing in selling EOS and GEO cosmetic lenses, and recently they have added furry fox tail accessories and, as I have mentioned, lolita outfits to their inventory.

Back to the main point - the pasta I made for my lunch today. It's a combination of salty, sweet, spicy and herb-y. The whole thing was pretty random and actually, it was an impromptu decision.

You'll need:

  • one mounded Chinese rice bowl of dry pasta, boiled until desired texture in salted water (I used fusili and some elbow pasta, and I don't use oil here to minimize cleaning efforts)
  • 3-4 cloves of garlic, peeled, added into pasta water along with pasta
  • approx. 3-4 tablespoons of chili sauce, add more if needed (I used Nando's Sweet Peri-Peri Sauce)
  • approx. 3-4 tablespoons of assortment of herbs (I used a mixture of dried parsley, rosemary, chives, dill, and mixed herbs, microwaved at high for 15 seconds)
  • 1 tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil, add more if needed
  • approx. 3-4 tablespoons of tuna in oil or water, flaked
Basically you just stir everything other than the pasta in a bowl, then stir the entire sauce mixture into the warm pasta, making sure to coat the pasta evenly. Add whatever you like to the pasta - I tried it with mamak-style fried chicken today and it was heaven.

I'll be doing a picture tutorial for make-up this week, if I can squeeze it between doing assignments.

Day 23 - Do you care about people living in the third world? Should more people care and do things like donate to charities, ect?

Firstly, I do not know what the third world people refers to, but I would donate to charity if the organization was legal and reliable.

Take the small scale donations to the local beggars, for example. Some of them have limbs, and can even afford to buy bubble tea, so why can't they work? Even if it's not professional, some simple job would be good.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011


Today was, to be honest, boring and interesting at the same time. I know, they're contradicting each other but the day really was.

For English, Melissa, Mahirah, Su, Wei Hua and I were the first to present - What is an Abstract and How to Select a Research Topic. It went pretty well, though I went on high-speed ranting again. I tend to do that when I'm nervous. We took a trip to the washroom, and found a beautiful, yet slightly awkward rainbow in the bathroom. I seldom get to see rainbows, because usually I don't observe these things too much.

After class we went to Zhia's Kitchen for lunch - I didn't know what to order so settled for the crispy chicken rice, which is essentially crisply fried chicken coated with roasted rolled oats with a hint of small chilies and curry leaves, served with rice and a bowl of salty soup.

Durex was having some kind of awareness roadshow at my campus today, and supposedly they were distributing condoms. Talk about awkward. We walked pass the booth after a trip to 7-11, and the pictures were gruesome. I won't go into detail.

We then proceeded to the library, booked one of the multimedia rooms and started doing our business assignment that was due at 5pm that day. We then took a drive to SS15 for Snowflake.

Snowflake is a Taiwanese dessert franchise that specializes in natural and authentic Taiwanese desserts. It's basically my first time eating Snowflake desserts, and to be honest I wasn't too interested at first because I wasn't too into yam, sweet potato and red beans in one bowl.

My views, however, were changed - I never really liked sweet potatoes, but the sweet potatoes in the desserts were wonderfully soft and sweet. Snowflake uses special balls in their desserts, namely Taroballs and ocha balls. Both of these are made from starch and are flavored accordingly, giving the entire dessert a delightfully chewy texture.

Jasmine and I shared one, and I like the portion size - not too big, not too small, and I find that the price is quite reasonable, seeing that this is a specialty dessert franchise. There are various selections available, so you can customize your bowl to your liking. I'm still not too sure of the menu yet because this sudden wave of "eureka" came over me I couldn't concentrate much on the menu.

How does Snowflake keep track of orders? Introducing the Beeping UFO. It works something like the number system, but this some some sensor disc that they give you, and when your order is ready, the whole thing will flash and vibrate - you won't miss it.

So this is what Jasmine and I shared - this is the newly launched Japan Combo II, which consists of soya ice (soya milk flavored ice shavings), red beans, ocha balls and baby pearls. The sweetness of the entire dessert is mellow, with the delightful concoction of textures from all the toppings.

Here's what the others ordered - I didn't take anything else from anyone else, except for the sweet potato cubes from Louis' bowl.

Jessica had for herself the cold signature Grass Jelly with Taroballs. It come with a small container of what I assume is sweetened cream/milk.

Su and Jeanna shared a bowl of Sea Amber Jelly. It's basically flavored shaved ice, with some sort of jelly and topped with a rather generous amount of pearls.

Louis and Chien Min shared a Best Seller Soya Ice with barley, sweet potato, grass jelly and pearls.

I really like the soya ice. Unless it's the canned type, the soya milk or soya flavored stuff I get is usually too bland or just so sweet that your tongue goes numb from the sweetness itself. This soya ice however, is just right, and I love that it's the type of ice that doesn't have it's flavor just melt off to become regular ice~

This is something like Chatime for me - it's a rare treat that burns a hole in my wallet. These things are considered a luxury for me, so everything in moderation~

Day 22 - What's the best thing about being your age? What’s the worst?

The best thing about being my age is that I'm now legal to drink all I want, but then there's that little bit of discrimination of being 18.

I dunno, my 18th year is pretty bland - I got forced into university, my boyfriend was gone for 4 months, and my second semester is really stressful, especially with the "amazing" lecturer who can talk for 3 hours non-stop.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Jason Adams & Siti Mahirah

Yes, I'm officially blogging about my friends and their amazing covers.

Jason Adams is made up from Adam Wasabi and Jason Phung, both from Taylor's University Lakeside Campus. Here's the link to their channel and their Facebook page. Listen and support people!!! Ps., Jason does very uncanny impersonations of Elmo and Stitch~

And then there's my amazing classmate Mahirah - she does covers for lots of songs, the most recent one being Love You Like A Love Song by Selena Gomez. Here channel and Facebook page. Support!

Day 21 - Do you ever really learn from your mistakes?

It actually depends. Sometimes I'm so comfortable with the way I do things that I don't really care about the end product as long as it passes for whatever it's meant for. Does that even make sense?

Let's say I've done something before and I adapt to the very first time I do that. However I realize that my method was wrong, but the correct way seems too "not me", so I would sometimes proceed to use my old method in doing things, which produces similar products. (I think I've been studying too much business, because I'm using very technical terms)

Sometimes I would realize that doing this would bring even more negative responses, and so I grit my teeth and just do it the right way.

I hate being proved wrong (I doubt that anyone likes it at all).

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Day 20 - How has your school life been throughout the years?

My school life has been ... interesting and boring at the same time.

Let's start with kindergarten - only another boy and I were the same age (six years), while the others were all younger. I used to sit under the bench-table to share my ChipsMore with that boy (who happened to be with me through primary school) and danced with a tambourine to a Chinese song for our graduation ceremony. I remember always lining up in front of the teacher's desk to get my picture traced by my English teacher for writing.

I remember children's day that year, when I wore my nicest dress and had my hair done and distributed peanuts to the class. I remember the tire swing under the big castle-style slide, and how we gathered in front of the kindergarten in the morning to sing the national anthem and "Top of the World" by The Carpenters. My kindergarten, then just a corner double-storey split house painted red, is now abandoned, with the big Christmas tree beside the slide and overgrowing with grass and weeds.

Many teachers were wary of me in primary school - I started to have this tendency to leave my homework uncompleted, and I managed to forget almost everything that the teachers told me to tell my parents. I had this habit of daydreaming in class and can't finish copying the notes on the blackboard before the teacher dusts it off for the next batch of notes.

Things got worse when I went to Primary 4 - homework was almost always incomplete or not done, my parents were constantly called to school. By Primary 5 things started to improve but I played truant for the compulsory tuition classes. Miraculously I got 6 out of 7 As in my primary passing exam.

Secondary school was kinda mundane - a few relationships, friends, crappy teachers, family pressure. The works.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Day 19 - Do you think it’s better to have a few close best friends or to have a lot of acquaintances? Which do you have?

I think it would be best to have both, if possible. But if I had to choose I'd choose a few close friends.

Let's take a very simple task - shopping. Close friends would have your best interests at heart and will most probably tell you the truth. Acquaintances might not grasp your personality and just blatantly lie to keep the peace. I'm saying all of them do, but some of them.


I don't freakin' care anymore. I'm gonna take a long break before starting my degree program and do picture tutorials!

So I haven't been able to put together a decent post lately due to exams, and this post isn't exactly decent as well, but it's a change of scenery from my recent challenge posts.

We took a window shopping trip to Sunway Pyramid and went into these two boutiques which sold evening gowns. In one of them around 5-6 gowns and dresses were displayed somewhere at the threshold of the shop. The one in the middle particularly caught my eye. I like gowns with cuttings like these - floor length, V-neck, and in chiffon material. I especially like the little bits at the side where the material accentuates the hips and further defining the waist with a chiffon 'belt'.
The egg sandwich that MC 'belanja'-ed us to - egg salad, mayo, and mixed veggies. Yummy~
This is the soda dispenser in 7-11 at the Syopz Mall at Taylor's Lakeside. *click to enlarge* This is how perfect Malaysian English is - instead of writing "out of order", they write "this is not ok", and with marker, scrawled. Ugh.
The teh tarik ice cream from The Last Polka at The V, Taylor's Lakeside. The Last Polka features a range of fairly unusual flavors such as this teh tarik, Guinness, salted gula melaka and bandung. The more common flavors include mango and green tea.
I'm addicted to both MapleSEA and Tetris Battle now. At first I didn't get what all the rage was with tetris, but turned out I also became an addict. =P
These are my new chopsticks - plain traditional Japanese style bamboo chopsticks with peonies at the handle.
I went for a long overdue facial to remove most of my blackheads, and right after that beautiful facial I was greeted with a cup of this herbal tea. No idea what's inside, but it was wonderfully soothing.
This is the first time I've ever seen mushrooms like these. They're a part of the oyster mushroom family, and they're prized for their chewy, meaty texture. My sister quartered it vertically (which sort of contributed to my diarrhea the next day), when they were supposed to be sliced into discs.
Straw mushrooms and oyster mushrooms that were bought together with the eryngii mushrooms for the veggie part of out herbal soup dinner.
The chicken herbal soup dinner - a whole chicken thigh, pre-packed herbal mix, too much water, some rice and lots of mushrooms. It was a tad too watery (the packet instructions said 1.5L water, my mum put 3L into the slow cooker), but delicious nonetheless. By the way, this was basically cooked by my younger sister, with some help of my mum with the chicken, I think.
I broke my promise to myself and treated myself to some Baskin Robbins. I heard that Baskin Robbins is by far the most fattening ice creams in the industry. True? Anyway, I had the flavor of the month, Cappucino Bambino (cappucino flavored ice cream with milk chocolate Bambino candies) and Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough. Uber deelish~
The affogato from Ohana. Affogato is Italian, it's name meaning 'drowned'. It's a coffee-based beverage, usually hot espresso or coffee over a scoop of vanilla ice cream. This one was far from "hot espresso or coffee" - the beverage had achieved thermal equilibrium (heat of both objects of different temperatures, in this case the hot coffee and cold ice cream, transfer to each other, both then becoming the same temperature), and was cool rather than warm.

My mum wants me to continue my education right after my foundation program is over. Not that I'm not cool with that, but I would appreciate some time off from the constant stress and pressure of exams and assignments. I'm not necessarily going to sit at home all day and do nothing, but I would like some kind of rest.

My reason of lack of decent posts? My life has been quite mundane lately, and I haven't been doing any special make-up looks recently, and my life has been swamped with exams and assignments (still am).