Saturday, February 28, 2009

An Uneventful Weekend

Instead of going to Laundry the bar, Bee and I spent Friday night taking our laundry to the local cleaners.

Oh yes, the joy of domesticated life. -_-

(Not that I'm complaining though, sweetie. :P)

Dinner was at a restaurant nearby. Their spaghetti carbonara and spring chicken were so good that I overate and simply couldn't order dessert anymore.

We then swung by Bee's parents' place for a brief visit before heading home and calling it a night.

Nothing is planned for the weekend, so I'm guessing we're having a quiet one.

I was loading some photos into my laptop and I saw the pictures we took at Kura Japanese Restaurant, where Bee and I had our Valentine's dinner this year. I remember someone asking me about the restaurant a while ago, so I thought I'd post up a link and some of the pictures.

While we're on this topic, does anyone else find snapping pictures of your food in the public a little embarrassing?

Maybe it's just the old-fashioned uptight bitch in me, but I could never do it without the privacy of our own room. And even then, I'd hide my camera whenever our waitress walks in. Haha.

Oh, and I found a picture of the Zara dress I wore too.

* This picture has been removed *

Now if you'd excuse me, I need to go distract my husband from his PSP.

Have a good one, people! ^_^

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Big Race Sale Launch @ Robinsons

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Went to the Robinson's Big Race Sale Launch with Bee's family tonight.

The (not really) closed-door sale started at 6.30pm, we only got there around 9pm because we left the house late and had to wait for a table at Din Tai Fung (鼎泰豐). But the service was pleasant and the food was great, so I'm not complaining. ^_^

I wasn't really in the mood to shop as I was still feeling groggy from the antihistamine I took last night, so it's just a small haul.

I only grabbed these two scarves at the very last minute, when everyone else had done paying and the shop was closing. I was in such a hurry that I didn't even have time to browse through the shelves, but simply snatched the first two I saw.

And they turned out to be really good purchases!

You know what they say - you often get the star buys when you don't plan to shop.

(Okay you got me there, I made that up. Haha.)

I found out later that this pashmina is actually made of 70% cashmere, which I didn't know at the time of purchase. It's no wonder that it feels as soft as butter to the skin!

And this scrunch scarf is very pretty and versatile!

But then again, I could be totally biased as I love the olive + gold/bronze colour combo. The rich shade of dark olive with subtle gold speckles along the rim totally hit the right buttons for me. :)

I also got 2 pair of earrings, mainly because I was intrigued by their cute packaging. Kinda reminded me of Chinese takeaway boxes? Haha.

All accessories come in separate little silver bags too. Except that I had to ask for mine because I got a really lazy sales assistant who stuffed everything into one bag. :/

I thought this pair of earrings is really sweet and girly. Not sure if I'd wear them though since I mostly wear really simple earrings or plain studs, but they sure are pretty to look at huh?

Can you see the little "diamonds" in the crowns? Younger teenage girls will so love them!

These, on the other hand, are a little more mature. They will be perfect for a night out, paired with your favourite little black dress and killer heels.

I especially like the tapered colour of the crystals, which gave them a little more character and edginess.

So, what do you think?

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Anne Klein Torie Peep-Toe Tweed Pumps

I picked up this pair of beauty from Nine West in Avenue K a few months back.

I didn't plan on getting more heels (okay fine, I did), but they were calling out my name.

And it's my personal belief that when a pair of shoes catches your eyes and the last pair left is in your size, it's a sign for you to bring them home!

So I did. *Grins*

Afterall, every girl needs a pair of classic tweed pumps in her closet, yes? :P

As usual, these were tucked away and conveniently forgotten alongside with my many other shopping bags. Until I needed a pair of heels to go with my new strapless white dress by Zara for our Valentine's dinner.

So I took them out of the box, slipped them on, and fell in love all over again.

The black and white tweed fabric upper is accented by a patent leather trimmed collar and decorative buckle on the vamp.

Simple, graceful, and very Chanel-esque.

These come with 3 1/2" heels, but they are oh-so-easy to walk in because of the lightly padded footbed. Not only did they not pinch my toes, my feet felt cushioned and well supported the whole time.

It's not everyday that you come across a pair of cute heels which are comfortable at the same time, so these are definitely a keeper!

I'm a sucker for details, and these beauties hit all the right buttons with their dainty little buckle accents and the silver speckles in the tweed fabric.

(Now let's hope that I don't walk into a puddle with them!)

This peep-toe pump will add a special feminine and tasteful quality to anything you pair it with. A classy twist to a casual outfit, and a hint of sexiness to pretty dresses or formal wear.

Definitely a wardrobe staple, if you asked me.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009


Bee and I had another fight last night.

As usual, I cried, I took sleeping pills, I refused to eat, and my heart ached so much it nearly stopped. I even threw up without myself remembering about it when I woke up this morning.

(Don't ask.)

I don't handle emotions and arguments very well, I admit.

If there's a piece of advice I could give all you single girls out there, it would be to marry someone who has similar views and opinions with you.

Yes, opposite do attract. But it would make things (and your life) a whole lot easier if you and your other half share more similarities than differences.

Otherwise, you're in for a very bumpy ride.

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Workshop + Bakuteh

It started off as another productive Sunday.

Well, so I hoped.

I had to attend a workshop for my secret project early in the morning, which signifies the last step of phase 1. If everything goes well, I'm hoping to kickstart phase 2 sometime next week. Woot!

In true Malaysian manner, the workshop started almost an hour later than scheduled; and of course, ended much later as well. Something about Malaysian and being on time that just don't go well together. :/

Despite being expectedly boring and uninteresting, the workshop went alright. Time still crawled, but at the very least, we were given a chance to have a short hands-on exercise which provided a brief glimpse of phase 2.

Or maybe I'm just glad to have finally completed part 1 and be able to move on to part 2 soon? Oh the tedious process of something so simple!

Bee picked me up at 4pm, and we stopped by Subway on the way home for takeaway sandwiches as I was starving!

We both fell asleep after our late lunch since neither of us got enough sleep the night before, only to be woken up later in the evening by a phone call from Bee's mum which spelled trouble. I'm sensing a long night of dramas ahead. :|

Bridget is coming over to pick me up for dinner soon. I'm thinking bakuteh?

Nothing calms your nerves better than a hot bowl of herbal soup, and boy do I need it now!

Saturday, February 21, 2009


I've been feeling extremely irritable lately.

My fragile emotional state plays a big part, I admit, but the scorching weather in KL isn't exactly helping either! It's been so hot that I feel like I'm gonna burst into spontaneous combustion any time now.

Does anyone else find themselves easily angered and increasingly impatient when it's hot?

I hate heat and humidity. I hate heat and humidity. I hate Malaysia heat and humidity!

I really shouldn't be complaining, seeing how terrible the situation of bushfires in Victoria is. Whinging about the heat in Malaysia while sitting in a 24/7 air-conditioned room made me sound like a truly ungrateful biatch. :x

Moving on.

Bee's annoying Canadian friend is leaving the country today, after continuously haunting our lives and successfully causing numerous arguments between us for slightly over a month. Thanks a lot, mate, you've been great! Really, it was ggggrrrrr....eeeaaatttt having you around! *Both thumbs up*

Does anyone else argue with your partner over his/her friends too?

(Please say yes so I don't seem like such a psycho bitch.)

I'm getting annoyed just from mentioning him, so I'm signing off to get myself a huge cup of iced tea.

Stay cool, people.

Friday, February 20, 2009

Theory Test + Chicken Floss Rolls

I passed the first theory test for my secret project today.

It's actually a really really simple test, and I finished it in less than a quarter of the time given. Bee was still looking for a parking space after dropping me off when he received my phone call telling him that I had completed and passed the test. Haha.

But still, I stressed over it so much I didn't sleep well last night.

Even the most insignificant things stress me out big time these days, I'm telling you. :/

On the way home, we dropped by the nearest Bread Story to pick up my new favourite snack for afternoon tea - chicken floss roll.

It's basically an oversized Swiss roll thingy that comes as soft and fluffy sponge cake filled with Bread Story's signature "salad cream" and generous amount of yummy chicken floss.

You can't visibly see the "salad cream", but it's my favourite part of this roll. For the lack of better description, it tastes salty-sweet (instead of sugary-sweet)?

Oh it's fantalicious, even for a fusion-hater like me! :P

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Fujifilm FinePix F100fd

Is the answer!

I've been thinking of getting a new point-and-shoot for quite a while now because being gadget-incompatible, that's all I can handle.

But as usual, I procrastinated.

Thanks to my duty as a responsible elder sister *raises eyebrows*, I finally got around to picking out this bad boy for myself while shopping for a new camera for Allan.

I actually wanted a Sony Cybershot for the sleek and stylish design, but after reading this review that voted Fujifilm FinePix F100fd as the overall winner in the "premium compact" category, I was sold.

I guess I can live with a chunkier camera with boring colour and design if it compensates in better quality of photo. I'm not as vain as you thought I am afterall, am I? Hehe.


The Fujifilm FinePix F100fd only comes in silver and black. And (of course), we picked black since Bee hates pretty much anything silver.

I should also add that this bad boy feels really solid and well built, which is one of the things I like about it. I absolutely hate how cheap-looking and "plasticky" some cameras are, if you know what I mean.

By the way, these pictures were taken with our old trusty Nikon.

As usual, my excitement for my new purchases was short-lived and only lasted till I got home. I guess I only enjoy the process of buying it, instead of appreciating or using the actual product?

That sounded really bad, I know.

My new toy is still safely tucked away in its original packaging somewhere in the room. I haven't even bothered to test it out yet. @_@

If it makes it better, I did actually charge its battery though. :P

Canon IXUS 80 IS

I had more pictures of the new toys I got for my brother, so I thought I might as well go ahead and post them up.

Shopping cheers me up, even when I'm buying stuff for others. Haha.

Canon IXUS 80 IS comes in 4 different colours - Classic Silver, Caramel, Candy Pink and Chocolate.

Allan originally wanted a Chocolate, which was out of stock, so I picked the Caramel instead. It's such a pretty colour, don't you think?

With 8.0 Megapixels, 3x zoom with optical Image Stabilizer and a 2.5” high resolution LCD screen, it's really a decent and neat little camera for everyday use. And it's only RM799!

I especially like the Colour Accent and Colour Swap options, which allow you to select a particular colour while turning the rest of the image to black and white, or swap one colour for another in your pictures. Think of all the interesting things you can do to those fun party photos!

And now, the phone that made me called up at least 15 phone shops because it was completely out of stock - Samsung SGH-J800.

It's been a while since I used a slider phone and I really miss it! I'm actually eye'ing one by Nokia for myself, but ssshhhhh, don't tell Bee. :P

Allan transited in KL this afternoon on his way back to Oz.

We picked him up from the airport to have lunch with us and he wanted to look for a new Bluetooth stereo headset. Again, it was out of stock practically everywhere! What is it with my brother and OOS products?!

So we had to rush from shopping malls to shopping malls just to check out the very limited choices currently available. It's a good thing that we still managed to go back to the airport and checked in on time!

Bee and I just got home from dropping him off at the airport, and I'm ready to hit the sack.

Bonne nuit!

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Retail Therapy

What is it about shopping that is so therapeutic, even when you're buying things for others?

*Coughs* Yes, that was the shopaholic in me speaking. *Coughs*

(No, I did not buy more shoes.)

Been running errands in KL for my brother before he transits here to return to Oz. Amazingly, it's improved my mood tremendously.

And these are the shopping bags I came home with:

A new phone and camera for Allan; and a new camera for myself!

You wouldn't believe how hard it was for me to track down the Samsung SGH-J800 that Allan wanted for him. It's out of stock everywhere (for whatever reason)!

I called at least 15 phone shops before finally located an unit at the Samsung Prime Partner in Mid Valley, and it was their last one too. So of course, I had to rush down immediately to grab it before they run out as well.

And can you guess which of the two cameras is mine?

The Canon IXUS 80 IS? Or the Fujifilm FinePix F100fd?

Answer will be revealed tomorrow. ^_^

(Yes, I'm feeling lame. :|)