Saturday, January 25, 2014

hopping onto the white bird again

the long awaited trip is finally gonna happen in about another 5 hours' time
I thought I would have my sweet time to pre-blog a few posts before leaving so that this space wouldn't be left stagnant for the 2 weeks I'm away
but the world isn't a wish granting machine (quote The Fault In Our Stars, haha), I was called to go work and realized I had to settle my timetable before I could fully enjoy my holiday.
everything is sorta done already, so here's a last post before I fly =D

too excited for the trip, we even had a amateur photoshoot session
with un-pro models and un-pro camera
appreciate our work kay? at least it was not the phone. haha.

my personal favourite =D
just cuz my legs look so long and slim here, haha
and cheat one, I am not gonna wear that pair of shoes
God knows how much trouble we went through packing for the trip
hopefully all is well.

an advanced Happy Chinese New Year to you!
Gongxi gongxi gongxi ni =D

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

fried brain

I almost got the shock of my life when I turned on the laptop after 3 days of rest and it came out with a totally different home screen, and all my folders on desktop went missing. actually, I DID get the shock of my life. thank God everything came back after I restarted the laptop. T.T
us on our journey back home after 4 months.

actually whatever I am going to post today has no relation to the photos I attached
I just attached them for the sake of attaching, hehe.
on the day before I left for home, we had a last outing of the semester
there wasn't much time so we thought a heartier meal (and a lot of window shopping) in Midvalley will do
but it so happened to be a public holiday and the mall was FULL of people
then I suddenly got so frustrated and uneasy and fidgety and the list goes on and on and on!
I also noticed I got easily irritated by my friend who kept on talking to me
all I wanted to do was to be left alone ==
either I have a very small magnitude of agoraphobia
don't need to know what it means, basically it's me having some social disorder lol
or that friend is plain irritating. hahaha. nola.
but my brain totally tuned into Melody's-friend-saving mode
because I started to fall into my own world that I closed out the rest of the world
yeap, I lost focus on what was happening around me, just in case I lost control and snapped at the innocent friend who was just being herself. haha.

it is actually quite scary I know.

erm. awkward post.
cute Oinky.

been quite busy at home actually but now that I have started reading
I have hard time getting out of the book again.
off to the book, bye!

Saturday, January 18, 2014

Some time alone

I have been spending so much time around people and with people since after exam.
As much as I dread packing and cleaning the room, it gives me a lot of time to think of things I rarely give any thought to

There is always this feeling of disorientation
Of not truly belonging anywhere
I seem to be everywhere
But at the same time I am nowhere

Every single time I lock my locker
Every single time I drag my luggage out of the white door
I leave behind a big part of me, chunks of memory

I know someday somehow this will all end

I'm coming home! :D

*should have brought along a book, it was a long morning of endless waiting

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Friday, January 17, 2014

Malacca food hunt!

one night, zhangqijian suddenly suggested to go on a food trip to Malacca
I was so excited because I have always wanted to go there
plus it is HOLIDAY! who doesn't love getaways?
even if it's only half a day. right? right? RIGHT?
I believe dressing up makes a trip even more enjoyable because you feel good =D

le me looking totally unlike me but I like how fair I look here

I always find him very attractive driving especially when he is doing a reverse.
oops. *insert blushing emoticon*

even Oinky is excited =D, he seldom takes photo already, growing up. =(

cheers! first stop was Klebang Coconut Milkshake
maybe I had too high expectation so wasn't really wow-ed by this
but undeniably, the ice cream was nice. hahahah. and the coconut la.

next, Satay Celup!

and the vegetable of the year, Kangkung!! lol

we have decided to take photos with this pose at every new place we go.

sadly, it was a public holiday and also a week day, so Jonker walk was almost all empty, even the public toilet is closed. ==

Malacca River Cruise, nope we didn't go for the cruise, but it sure was beautiful to see

Nadeje after being thoroughly disappointed for not having any cendol and durian puff
chocolate banana, strawberry, rum and raisin and the original mille crepe =)
did you know it's read as Nad-je instead of Na-dae-jae? now you know!

Assam pedas! we frantically searched on Facebook for a nice place for food since everything we wanted to eat seemed to be unavailable.

feeling down because even the cendol stall was closed
we decided it is a must to eat cendol
we simply walked into a shop selling iced-desserts
and saw cendol on their menu
but it was finished ==
this was some kind of fruity dessert

and, ahem, durian + mango + red bean

which was so bad that we had to play UNO to choose the lucky ones to eat the very unyummy dessert

and then we left for UM
thanks for the first tour in 2014 =D
I will miss you so much for one whole month =(

maybe.. not. haha.

Sunday, January 12, 2014

the yellow submarine

hello! I've gone missing again because the times I sit properly in front of the laptop are being used to watch Gentleman's Dignity. I know I behave totally like someone who has finished all exams when actually I have the last paper at 830 tomorrow morning. I can't help but boast around because there is nothing to study for the final paper of the semester, even if I wanted to, there is still nothing for me to study lol.

still, I am quite worried since my brain is all filled with attractive matured Korean men (Jang Dong Gun specifically), lol, I guess I need to tune it back to the English frequency just in case I blank out or get stuck tomorrow and send my Proficiency down into the drain.

that was a hell long of an introduction.
this previous round in Penang, Zhangqijian brought me to Straits Quay
the hour we reached was supposed to be the best time for photos but it rained and we had to go indoors =(

and not much photos taken also because I didn't realize at first how pregnant my dress made me look ==
but it costed me only RM10 so I feel less annoyed, let's see what I can do to modify it XD
it was a day after Christmas but Christmas decorations were still up.
Oinky is 2 years old. =D

we walked around and were attracted by this little shop named Huey and Wah Cafe 

my date. heehee.
it struck me out of the blue that this guy always has to bring me around every single time I go back with him just because I'm the tourist. must have been tiring as a local T.T. thank you boyfriend. T.T.

*snaps fingers* back to the cafe.
it was the setting of the shop which attracted us at first
I dunno if the main item they sell is homemade marshmallow or cakes or coffee 
but since it is a cafe, I guess it's the cake and coffee. haha.
I broke my rules and got this Yellow Submarine which is lemon cheesecake with marshmallow instead of my usual chocolate, and it was surprisingly so good. omnomnom.

looks really humble but the layer of brown sugar or caster sugar in between the cake and the cream was so addictive! the middle layer is the marshmallow which gave the fluffy cake a sticky texture

we guessed that the cafe should be owned by a couple Huey and her boyfriend/husband Wah.
and we guessed that Wah works full time in the cafe, he was baking cakes while we were sitting outside
and that he should be from quite a rich family because business like this wouldn't be able to sustain life expenses
but of course, it was all our blind guesses.

ahh, but that's the sort of life I wish to lead.
bake cakes, sell cakes.
it's like spreading happiness.
left this message on the plate before leaving
because it was a truly a nice place and it seemed such warm and encouraging
we stupidly lingered around just to see the assumed Wah's expression when he kept the plate
we really waited for such a long time and must have looked like creepy stalkers
but didn't manage to catch the expression on his face -___-

then, we left feeling disappointed and stupid.
but I think I saw a hint of smile.
it must have been a smile.

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

too late for this?

lost a big part of my photos because my phone went cuckoo, I think I lamented about it before, but that was last year. so here's my review of 2013, all based on my Instagram photos, since that's where my life seems the most happening apart from this blog. haha.

January was nothing much
just final exams
and going home =)

Chinese New Year was all about gatherings and catching ups, I miss my ladies already

also the last year we have popo with us, things will never ever be the same again.
on a brighter note, we're celebrating this year's CNY away from home, Thailand to be exact. =D sorry but I am really excited even with the ongoing protests. =X

and in February, I managed to achieve this. T.T
New Year Resolution 2014, I know I can do it again.

got our first ever Instax =D
I love how the polaroid photos seem to be more precious since the films aren't really cheap and we save it for special occasions or places. I dunno about you, but it makes me cherish the memories behind the photos even more.

MAYDAY concert!!
I remember how crazy I went, shouting even when I was having a horrible condition with my throat or vocal cord or whatever.

I always thought my first concert would be Jay Chou. T.T

first trip of 2013 was a road trip to Sepang Gold Coast

flew a kite
jumped a lot
took tons of photos

but so much has changed

when Mr Teoh grows old.

joined the PKC
and formed stronger ties with certain friends

stupidly joined the badminton match by Karnival Sukan Kinabalu
gained a whole new experience
(that's what people say when they fail to win anything haha)

joined Race of the Fittest
you should have seen how hard we trained

speaking of which, shit, I totally forgot about our stamina training for the upcoming race!!!!

college dinner for the second time.
I have a lovely boyfriend who is willing to let me wear his shoes

May 05
I missed my first ever chance to make a change

instead, I went to Teluk Intan
and got myself a new pair of shoes for RM10.
I have quite a lot of best buys of the year!

joined the 24 season drum class and got the chance to wear uniform again, although I have never actually worn a uniform that's white all over. the notion itself brought back so much memories, how I wish to go back to my secondary school years and relive those carefree years over and over again.

catching the hipster trend we got, no, more like I got infinity bracelets.
but the colour of the strings have faded so much they now look crappy.

second trip was to Pangkor with the TESLians.
I am forever grateful for the lecturer who decided that we should have a relaxing trip before our finals.

which happened to be the best final timetable so far
with only 2 days of exam. haha.

went home and fell in love with Yaoyao.
I'm glad popo got to see her before she left us.
instant mood booster =)

continued exercising
the tummy was still in a pretty good condition

and I seriously have no idea what happened.. T.T

had my very first ESL classroom exposure
and went back to Sharing to work

and for the very first time, we flew together
I finally landed my feet on Taiwan, the island I have dreamt and yearned to to over and over again.

but the trip was cut short.
I owe a very big thank you to Mr Teoh who went back home together with us and helped a lot. he could have chosen to stay in Taiwan and continue the journey but he left with us and gave so much support T.T

won the Nuffnang movie tickets for 2 times!
although it wasn't me who got to watch for both times. ==

it's just that I never had the luck with such competitions before!
but those were the only two times, I tried again but failed since then on. lol

Alexis' Tiramisu.
nuff said.

*fangirl mode on*

I finally met Nana and Jane in person.
they were B.E.A.U.T.I.F.U.L.

one year older, not much wiser
but it was Dip n Dip
which is what really matters!

hahahha, me and my chocolate obsession.

finally got to try IKEA meatballs ooh they are delicious

eat till you drop trip to Batu Pahat
thanks to Yihhai's warm hospitality =D

maybe that's where I gained all the fats now
*starts pointing fingers*

also joined PTUM as a dancer.
never a talented dancer but I had so much fun
2013 was another year of losing and gaining.
I don't really know what else there is to hope for
apart from the well being of the ones I care for

maybe the two papers this morning took all ideas and words out of me.

but one thing for sure is that my life is so much better because of everyone around me, and I am thankful for that. wishing you a good night's sleep and a good year ahead.

hi 2014, I'm ready for you. =)
and pimples.
and eyebags.
== hahaha. bye!