April 27, 2012

Mirror Mirror

Sometimes when I look in the mirror, I find that I have a whole lot of bitterness in me. It doesn't matter where it came from, the important thing to note is the fact that it has made a home for itself in my soul. And when it rears its not so aesthetically pleasing head, I get a shock myself. I can't help but think, 'Where the hell did that come from?' So far, I do have to be thankful that all these bitter and angry thoughts have just ran circles in my head and promptly run out of steam and thus disappeared.

Anyways, this was just a wee bit of venting. Somehow, I am feeling a bit better after actually typing this all out. Believe me when I say that this is just the tip of the iceberg but well, lets not go into that. The image has no relation whatsoever with this post. I just thought it was sweet. ;)

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April 21, 2012

A Touch Of Cleopatra

Hello hello weekenders! So here I am, at home, bored and attempting to amuse myself with watching Fashion Police on E!. Anyways this is what I wore for Mama Thara's birthday. You can't believe how many times and places in Bangsar I actually tried taking outfit photos for this look. You probably wouldn't believe it. But all shots were either too dark or to bright with the flash on. So at the end, I had to result in taking the outfit pics in the parking lot of my apartment unit as usual. Thanks to husband for always amusing me with my weird requests. Love ya to infinity and beyond, husband! ;)

Top: Topshop
Pants: SEED
Necklace: Diva
Shoes: Hush Puppies

Psssst...don't be fooled, I'm not actually up this early in the morning. This is of course a scheduled post. Anyways, I love the necklace and I can't wait to wear it again. Thinking on how to mix and match my wardrobe to this beautiful piece of beading. Also, the reason I'm wearing flats is that I busted my ankle against my metal door frame. So my ankle has been a mess for almost, no wait, its already been a week! But I'm still in pain and discomfort. :( 

But anyways, good morning people!! :)

April 20, 2012

A Hot Mama's Birthday

It was Mama Thara's birthday yesterday. Woooooooo!! *pops confetti* Which basically means this is none other than another happy birthday to Mama Thara post!!! Oh oh, and loads of pictures, because when we are all together, taking group pics is what we end up doing! But, I have to say; thanks to this weird (okay I lie), vain habit, we have loads of pretty awesome group photos! Anyways as usual we planned dinner with Mama Thara at Delicious, but little did she know that there were to be presents and balloooons! I had to sneakily call ex-intern Joel to go buy the balloons before we all reached for dinner. ;)

Colorful balloons for Mama Thara

Check out the Frog Card and the comic strip that ex-intern Joel made! Oh and the sexy zebra stripes box, coz that's how our hot mama rolls! ;)

And she loves her present (even if she hates is she is forced to love it!). We got her a gold bohemian necklace with leaves on it. Simple, glamorous and chic (initially I spelled 'chis', #grammarnazifail); just like Mama Thara! ;)

"My precioussssssssssssss..."

Fun fact: Mama Thara actually lighted the candles on her own! Yeap, we are tight that way! ;)

Group picture for all.

Group picture for the girls...ahem...ladies! ;)

Of hugs and closeness.

Mama Thara having a bit of random fun with her birthday balloons!

 All in all it was a good night with loads of story telling, stress relieving and laughter! Suekahati called it #bitchday as we were talking about work. And when we asked her how was she doing, she replied with the classic 'I'm busy eating and sleeping at home'. That's the life! LOL

Anyways,it was a great reunion after Pangkor and hopefully many more dinner meet ups to come! ;)

Happy Friday people! Have a great weekend!

April 18, 2012

Making A Statement

When statement necklaces first hit the fashion scene, I was a little apprehensive. It looked to big, chunky and sometimes even a bit tacky. But now I really can't help but love them as I think that it adds a little va-vavoom and spice to an ordinary outfit. I got these babies from Diva the other day. Although I have to say that these are not the ones that I was initially eyeing. I was actually lusting after this orange and gold Egyptian inspired collar but when I put it on, it was waaaaaay too huge for me. Anyways, I got these after realizing that I only have a grand total of ONE statement necklace and that one I have used over, and over, and over again! I could link many more photos of me in the same gold metal plates necklace but hey, I doubt that most of you would even be taking a look at it.

Oh...and there is another one that I am just itching to add into my collection! Itching you guys, literally itching!!

April 17, 2012

Buzz, Woody & An Edible Rapunzel

Last Saturday I hosted a birthday party for my niece and nephew. It was supposed to be a Rapunzel and Toy Story themed birthday. God bless their mom as she went out of her way to make sure that there were at least some elements of the theme present on that day as the entire thing was planned within a week. I made bolognese sauce, meat muffins, garlic bread and hubs helped (a lot) with the roasting of the chicken. The chicken as gone in a matter of minutes, I have one meat muffin in my fridge and a small pot of sauce leftover in the fridge; that's all!

The one thing that gets me happy after cooking is the fact that there are people who enjoy eating my food, at least I hope they do! ;) Anyways, after food and quite a while of waiting for the rain to stop; we took the kids swimming in the pool and they all had a great time. Even the babies were swimming in the adult pool!

And now, as usual, on to the photos...

Buzz and Woody celebrating Affef's Birthday!

Princess Lana

Botak the Churpie ambushed the birthday!! And is probably thinking about eating all the fooooooood!!

The two cakes; unleash the omnomnom Monster!!!

From a cloud comes a beee-yuuuuu-tiful rainbow!!!

Husband and his nephew. And yeap it's correct they are in 1.2m depth!

Birthday boy taking a swim.

A dimpled Princess.

And this ends the birthday post. May the image of this uber cute and spunky dimpled Princess be burnt into your retinas! Have a good midweek you lot!!

April 16, 2012

What To Do When You Forget Your Jeans At Home?

Well, you wear the same pants two days in a row! I forgot my jeans at home and all I had were my palazzo pants at Fraser's Hill. Thus, the repeated quality of the outfit posts below. Anyways, again I tried the smiling and the non smiling poses. Somehow, this amuses me greatly - the smile vs. not smiling in photos. Yes, I know I am easily amused! 

I took this outfit shot as soon as we reached Fraser's Hill. I wasn't really feeling well, still am not well actually my nose has been blocked for ages, so this kinda explains why I have this funny looking expression. Oh and do you like my nerdy a.k.a. hipster glasses?

Anyways, I put this outfit together at 6.00-ish in the morning and did stop to think if it would work or not. Somehow (at least in my opinion) I think it works. To make it mall ready all it needs is black heels and a black clutch. It's super comfy and me thinks, kinda cute! ;)

T-shirt: Doodles (F.O.S)
Cardigan: Husband's
Palazzo Pants: Sputnik Sweetheart
Shoes: Hush Puppies Loafers

Since I forgot my jeans, this was all I had to make it work. And, I have to admit I did try really hard! These pictures were taken opposite Ye Olde Smokehouse in Fraser. The curb that I was standing on drops down to a ravine. It was pretty damn high, that I have to admit. 

T-shirt: H&M (F.O.S)
Necklace: Diva
Sunnies: RayBan
And everything else is repeated!

So this basically what I wore to Fraser the other week considering I forgot my jeans at home! Such a rookie mistake, I have to admit.

Aaaaanyways, happy Monday you guys!

April 15, 2012

What To Do Once You Have Reached Pangkor

So, what to do once you are already in Pangkor?

1. Strike a pose and make sure that your wife has the camera handy to expertly snap it.

2. Take a group picture too because you might not be able to take it later on.

3. After checking in, make sure you take some time to chill on the beach while waiting for cupcakes.


5. Head over to the Coral Island and get some time in the water.

6. Take a water tour with the guide and name him Mr. Negative: "This is Monkey Bay, but there are no Monkeys", "This is Coral Island but there are no corals"; that was basically the theme of the entire duration of the tour!

7. Take an awesome portrait shot of your friend who was sitting at the front of the boat.

8. Reluctantly take a picture of the stone that looks like a whale, because Mr. Negative sorta forced you too!

9. Take another picture at the beach during sunset.

10. Go into Teluk Nipah for ikan bakar dinner. Nom all the Siakap and Stingray!


12. On the next day, after checking out of the hotel, head over to the fish satay factory and buy loads of  seafood based junkfood.

13. Appreciate the intricate design of the Fu Lin Kong Temple, and do remember to spare a look at the huge Arapaima and Arowana fishes.

14. Take funny pictures at Kota Belanda.

15. Race against time to catch the 2.30pm ferry to the mainland and also forget to take a final group picture. But to remember to take loads of pictures on the deck of the ferry.

And this boys and girls is the summary of what we did in Pangkor Island. It was a super short two day, one night vacation but I have to say it was pretty much enough for me. I had a great time with my friends and colleagues and of course with husband. Do check out Ladyboss Anne's blogpost here I do have to say she is pretty funny when she finally does blog! ;)

Anyways, have a great Monday people (if it's even possible)! ;)

April 9, 2012

How To Get To Pangkor Island

Well, first of all you wake up super early. Once you are done packing, you start panicking because you lose your fav sunnies (which you later find underneath the seat of your car after the trip). Then wait for your friends to pick you up. Then head over to another friend's place to pick her up. Then set on off on your journey. At about 11-ish a.m. take a pit-stop at Bidor because one of your friend's is really hungry. Stop at some random Indian curry house on the way to the Lumut jetty

And while you are at the Curry House, do take a peek at the local newspaper - the Tamil newspaper.

Also, just for keepsakes; remember to take a group photo at the random restaurant for fun.

Teach and refresh your own memory on how to use lomo-cameras, more specifically the Diana.

Take loads of group photos on the ferry, because the group is complete after a long time.

Take even more pictures of yourself (with the wind blowing in your hair) once the ferry starts moving.

Amuse your partner and take loads of his photos (this method also helps to kill time during the 30 minutes ferry ride).

And there; up ahead you can see the beautiful blue-green water, the rustic jetty and the rolling hills with lush, dense forests.

Heading to Pangkor was a great idea, with all my colleagues and their partners. It was a great time to chill and enjoy some down time. Well, like one of my colleagues partner said, this trip was 'scheduled relaxation' time.

The great thing about going in a group is that there never is a dull moment whenever we are all together. I do really love this crazy bunch of people that I (used to) work with. Okay, I think I'm done with writing, really need to go get some sleep now. Nothing cute or catchy to say other than have a great week; you, the person who is reading this. ;)

Loads of love (and yawns) from the sleepyhead!


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