Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Wedding Shoes

A friend of mine told me that wedding shoes are the hardest to find.

But, after googling for wedding shoes, I found SO many wedding shoes that I wouldn't mind wearing. There are just sooooo many.

However, Mike would probably mind as I would be towering over him.
The nicer wedding shoes usually have at least 5 inch heels.
I can only afford to wear 2 and a half inch heels, unfortunately.

I'm not very particular about wedding shoes, only because it can't be seen.
It would be hidden underneath the gown.

The ONLY time it is actually seen is when the photographer takes a picture of it.



We came across a decent looking pair of wedding shoes last weekend and it was at a good price.

My mum kept asking me to get my wedding shoes now (even though it's 10 months til the big day). However, most people have been telling me that I don't have much time left. STRESS!

The only downside to early preparation is that I might end up stocking up on a whole load of wedding shoes every time I come across something nice.

With that being said, I hope that I won't have a change of mind about the gown as well. Hehe ;)

Sunday, October 27, 2013

The Good Batch, indeed.

Mike wanted to eat lam mee for brunch (again) but he obliged my request to try out The Good Batch @ Uptown instead. Good fiancĂ© *pats head*


We both ordered the Iced Chocolate.


Mike's ang moh breakfast.

When it arrived, he said, "Not ang moh size also..."
-_-"

The size is good for girls. Usually, the big breakfasts are TOO big but this size is perfect (in my opinion). You get a little bit of everything in the right proportion.


My sis recommended me to try out the Portobello Road and so I did.

NO regrets ordering this because it was good.
If you love mushrooms & eggs, this is PERFECT.


I love how the portobello mushroom is crumbed....it's crisp on the outside and soft and juicy on the inside. Plus, the eggs are perfectly cooked. One jab with my fork and the yolk flows out.

Because Mike's ang moh wasn't ang moh in size, we ordered some finger licking good chicken (served with honey mustard).

Loved this but it's pretty fattening.

Anyway, food aside, I just thought of sharing something funny (to me at least).

While we were waiting for a table at The Good Batch,
I saw a couple there whom I saw at Guangzhou Airport and who was on the same flight as well.

I whispered to Mike, "What a small world...I saw both of them at the airport and they are here today as well. I thought she was a Hongkie."

The more I looked at her, the more familiar she looked.

I asked Mike, "Eh, borrow your phone, I wanna go on FB. I think that she's on my Friends List."
And true enough, she was my "friend".

This didn't hit me while I was at the airport because I was so tired.
We must have met years ago but we just can't remember each other today -_-

Another funnier and also similar story was that one day I was eating at some Chinese restaurant (coffee shop tai chow) with Mike when I noticed a newspaper cutting of an article on the restaurant on the wall.

The "owner's face (or probably most likely the son of the owner) was in the article. He was also physically there serving us.

I was thinking to myself on how this guy looks SO familiar.

Again, I logged into my FB and lo and behold, he was on my Friends List too. It was a damn weird moment as I ate there and he served us but we didn't even acknowledge each other. LOL. So random.

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Seafood Saturday

My sis should take part in Masterchef.

I can vouch for her cooking
and I will even (reluctantly) admit defeat
that my cooking pales in comparison to hers.


Cream of pumpkin made from scratch.


Boiled vegetables


Pan fried juicy scallops


This was seriously, SUPERB. Juicy and very tasty cheesy garlic prawns.
My aunt brought these fresh big prawns for us all the way from Sandakan.


The baked salmon was also simple and nice.

My sis said that she got it from Ben's @ Publika and the salmon was freshly flown in today.

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Lunch Date

Was meaning to post these pics last week but my busy *cough* schedule doesn't permit me to. It's always the case that whenever I'm going away for a break, the work just HAS to come in at the very last minute.

I can't imagine opening my work mail tomorrow.
Those scores of red lines denoting unread emails
with deadlines and chasers... Brrrr.

Until reality sinks in tomorrow, here are some pics of food @ my our favourite value-for-money restaurant that serves great food ;)















On another note, it sure feels GOOD to be home after being away for just 5 days.
BUT it really sucks to read the newspapers to catch up on the latest events happening in Malaysia.

The news makes me sick. And also depressed occasionally.
Murder and rape news especially.
Sometimes, no news is good news.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Vroom vroom.

While I was leisurely driving on the right lane
at an acceptable speed (wasn't road hogging ok just FYI),
I saw a car coming from afar
driving at more than 100 km/h . . .

So naturally, I had to step on it
but me and my *cough* humble car couldn't take the speed.
Even though I was only at 100
I felt like I was flying ROFL *seriously*

Honestly, I'm NOT used to driving fast
although my mum would beg to differ. . .
but that's because whenever I drive her Camry,
it's so much powerful and steadier than my car
so I feel more confident accelerating. Tee hee.

Anyways, back to my 'need for speed' story -

The car behind me was tailgating really close
and I couldn't keep left
because there were so many cars -
so I had to endure the torturous moment
of being tailgated for a few minutes
until I could keep on the left lane.

And being a 'typical' Malaysian driver,
I wanted to LOOK at the idiot tailgating me,
but I couldn't because the car zoomed past me
as I kept left  . . .

BUT then, I noticed that there was a white car
tailgating the car behind me . . .
AND GUESS WHO was that?!?!?!?

BWARGH.

It was none other than the . . . fiancé.

I gave him a shelling after that
to which he retorted "He tailgated me first."

OH BOY. Time for some apt music.




Sunday, October 13, 2013

Fabulous Fries


Read about how great the kim chi fries @ KGB were
so I knew I just HAD to sample it.

I absolutely loved it.
I love almost anything with kim chi.
Kim chi fried rice. Kim chi stew. Mmm.

I would go back just for the fries.


Mike's burger


Another close up shot of the tantalizing kim chi bulgogi fries ;)

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Petty arguments.

For those of you who have seen Mike and I argue,
you'd know that we'd often get into
intense debates/arguments
over very petty stuff
that outsiders would find hilarious.

Most of the time while we are arguing
I'd feel like strangling him,
and he probably feels the same vice versa.

So today's petty argument started
when I got into Mike's car
and he pointed at his car sticker that was peeling off
commanding me to stick it back on.

Because I didn't like his commanding tone,
instead of sticking it back
I peeled it off halfway
as a joke to piss him off.

After that, I stuck it back on
but his face was charcoal black and fuming
because there were air bubbles.

While he was seething in his anger
I chuckled to myself
at how ridiculous he was behaving.

Later, when he dropped me home, he messaged me and said -

"Pulling out my sticker is the equivalent of me crushing your Chanel bag. I'm gonna penyet your bag."

"Please lah. The bag is expensive. The sticker is cheap."

"Still. It's the look of my car..."

I just felt like doing this after reading his reply . . .


Thank goodness that he didn't tell me that face to face.
Another argument would have ensued. For sure.

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Beautiful Day

Last weekend, I attended a friend's ROM @ Ciao Ristorante.

At this current point in time, I get all excited about attending weddings.
I know that there will be a time that I would probably go - not another wedding!
but for now it's ooooo a wedding!!! yay!!!! LOL.

It truly is a JOY
to attend the weddings of friends whom you personally know.

I enjoy marveling at the little details
picking up tips and ideas
seeing how things are done during the ceremony . . . 
BUT I end up getting all stressed out about my own wedding
because I realized that there are still so many things to be done.






Congrats Ren + Fen!


Cute shoes. I want a pair for myself too! :D

Pssst.....I don't usually take pictures of food during weddings... (shy lah)
but so many people were snapping away with their phone
so I jumped on the bandwagon too. Hehe.














The wedding cake - an 8kg tiramsu cake (which was so yummy)!
Finally, I get to eat some wedding cake!

I've never gotten to eat wedding cake at weddings. LOL.



Tuesday, October 8, 2013

A dying love.

It starts off with a quick teaser
and before you know it,
a passion bubbles
that turns into an annoying addiction
that disrupts the momentum
of your daily life.

You're up all night.
You are constantly thinking of it.

However, slowly but surely,
too much of it
makes you tired.

After all, excitement is short lived -
dampened by mundane expectations
predictability
typicality.

Slowly, it dies out. . .
until something exciting
something fresh
draws you in again.

Monday, October 7, 2013

Sweet & Savory Tea








After three desserts to share among us three,
we had some fried chicken to end our tea. LOL.

It's either that my shifting taste buds are
moving away from sweet stuff
or it's just that the cakes that I had
doesn't give me the same satisfaction -
ala the satisfaction of taking a bite of Alexis' tiramisu.

That MMMm sastisfaction.

The cakes @ Nosh were good the first time I had it.
I personally feel that it used to taste better.
I prefer their older selection.

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Kaiseki @ Ju.Ne Publika

Our first choice was Edo Ichi but I was too hungry and couldn't afford to spare 20 minutes of waiting time for a table.

So we went to try our luck @ Ju.Ne.
We were lucky that we managed to get a table instantly on a Friday night.

However, the waiting period was about the same for the food -_-

Thank goodness that Ju.Ne provides complimentary appetizers :)
Helped to stall my gastric juices.


Fresh sashimi slices


The cod fish was really tasty.


Tempura


Really tender tenderloin


Garlic fried rice



Ice-cream to end the night

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Weekend tea

Family bonding over tea.

We sat at the Colonial Cafe.
The ambience was still lovely (despite us not sitting in the orchid room).

Didn't want to pay extra just to sit in a room filled with flowers.

Prudent spending is the way to go. . .
but having tea at Majestic totally contradicts that -_-

Oh well. What the mother wants, the mother gets.
Filial daughters we are. LOL.




Looking in from the outside. Hahaha.


Just one of the tea sets that came. It was WAY too much for the three of us.





The verdict?

Major disappointment. Dry and tough scones.
The hot food wasn't my cup of tea at all.
I really couldn't eat the egg stuffed inside some minced beef thingy.
The texture was just crumbly and weird. It was like a minced Ramly patty.

Chocolate eclairs - I like my eclairs with moist chocolate. Not stiff chocolate.
Sandwiches were okay. Cheesecake and red velvet cake was okay.
But OKAY just doesn't cut it for a place like this.

BUT then again, the high tea price here is relatively cheaper compared to other hotels.

But still, the calories just wasn't worth it, in my opinion.