Saturday, February 28, 2015

Chinese New Year 2015 OOTD

Purchased only 5 new clothes for CNY this year. Even donated one of them for my sis because she didn't have any CNY outfit -.- 经济不景气,didn't even buy any new shoes *sad* All my CNY outfits this year are from Zalora. Quite cheap if you purchase with discount code. Thank god for size XS! Fit me perfectly ^^


初一 红彤彤



初二 玫瑰花裙



Mum wanted to join my OOTD too (purposely stood behind and made me look like a giant wtf)



Dad and mum.



LOL.



Family portrait at granny's.



Selfie with aunt's 10-year-old (70-year-old for dog :O) Chi Hua Hua. I don't think he's keen to be in my arms :/



初三 又是花裙





Lou sang lunch with the bunch.



13 years of friendship and counting (in fact I've known some of them since Primary 5)



Met up with a few of the girls from my high school too, some of whom I have not met since we graduated.


That's all for now. Will be wearing my cheongsam to work next week. More photos later on! :)

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Wagyu @ Prime, Le Meridien Kuala Lumpur

Prime Steakhouse – one of the top fine dining choices in Klang Valley. Also known one of the best, if not the best steakhouse in town.


No, I'm not pregnant. FML.

I have always wanted to visit Prime ever since I first heard about it. Finally had the chance to try it out recently!



Complementary bread with assorted butter.

We weren’t in the mood for alcoholic drinks (due to excessive drinking the previous night *barf*) so we picked some mocktails from the menu.



Suzie Wright and Harmony – RM26 each.



For starter, I picked the Seared Sea Scallop – RM55

The 5 scallops were perfectly cooked and served with poached egg. Extra points for the runny yolk which blends well with the dish. This has gotta be my favourite dish of the night.



Clam Chowder – RM40



Lobster Bisque – RM50



Don’t underestimate this little bun. What lies inside is a deliciously rich creamy serving of lobster essence! The thin pastry skin was quite yummy too but I didn’t have too much of it because by the time my stomach was already half occupied.



Cod fish – RM90

You don’t come to a steakhouse to order a seafood dish! Too bad for the poor fella because I dragged him there despite knowing that he doesn’t eat beef. LOLLLL.

The cod tasted too fishy for my liking. I would say it’s rather dry and mediocre. I’ve tasted better cod.

I had quite a hard time picking my main course. Spoilt for choices! So many selection of steak in the menu. Picked the most expensive wagyu in the end because I was convinced that it must be the best.



Blackmore Wagyu Cube Roll 12oz – RM598




I know. It’s crazy. 600 bucks for one serving of steak T______T



Okay lah Looks quite decent (although it still can’t justify for the price wtf). Too huge for my little tummy though.



To be frank I was quite disappointed with my Blackmore Wagyu. It didn’t taste as wagyu-ish as I expected. You know that melt-in-your-mouth kinda feeling? I didn’t feel it! In fact it tasted very much like a normal piece of steak :( No juices oozing out either despite it being medium rare.

All prices of the steak are for the steak itself without side dish. You may order some sides, but I wouldn’t recommend because:

1. The side dishes are pricey.
2. The steak itself is more than enough.



Portobello – RM30 and Sauteed Spinach – RM20

I barely finished half of them. What a waste. The Portobello was quite good.

By the time we were done, we were too full for dessert. Simply ordered a Vanilla Ice-cream just for the sake of ordering.



Vanilla Ice-cream – RM8

Note: they charge RM26 for the distilled water.

Total bill of the night was RM800+ after 30% discount (UOB credit card discount, valid until end of February this year if I’m not mistaken).

Despite the mediocre steak for its skyrocket price, it was overall a satisfying dining experience. The rest of the dishes definitely made up for it. Totally recommended for birthday, anniversaries or any occasions/celebrations. Just make sure you don’t act smart and order the most expensive steak.


Prime
Address: Le Meridien Kuala Lumpur
Jalan Stesen Sentral,
Kuala Lumpur Sentral,
50470 Kuala Lumpur.

Tel: 03 – 2263 7888

Monday, February 23, 2015

10 Annoying Replies

How often do you receive a text reply that makes you frown, roll your eyes or worse still, throw your phone onto the wall? Here are some of them that I have from the back of my head. However, I must confess that I am completely guilty of having used those phrases every now and then to annoy someone :/

1. Okay then.
It is obviously not okay! What are you being unhappy about? Just say lah.

2. K.
K is a letter, an initial of my name. Strictly not for inappropriate usage of being the short form of okay to express your dissatisfaction.

3. It’s not you. It’s just me.
You mean it is completely my fault but you would try to be the bigger person by taking all the blames.

4. No offence but. . .
The fact that you even started the sentence with “no offence” condemns what comes next is surely offensive.

5. Lol…
No caps. With 3 dots that follow. The gentleman’s polite way of telling you that he is speechless.

6. Haiz nevermind.
What?! How can??? Settle the misunderstanding once and for all!

7. Only a while.
A while means at least till half past three, because there would always be something that “forced” him to stay against his wish.

8. Nothing.
Implied meaning: You are a fcking bitch but I will try to let it go in order to prevent an argument.

9. Luf u.
No you don’t. Unless you spell it correctly.

10. I am sorry for (insert faults) but you should (insert my wrongdoing)
BUT? What but? Tell me why is it necessary to add a BUT to an apology? Sorry then sorry. Don’t need BUT. End of story!





A selfie to neutralize the negative impact of this blog post ^^

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Relatives' FAQs and Comments During CNY

Happy Chinese New Year everyone! Are you all dolled up and ready to 拜年?



Here is a short compilation of relatives’ FAQs and comments during CNY.

1. Are you single or do you have a boyfriend now?
This is no doubt the first question they would surely ask me. Regardless of my answer, there will always be another question that follows.   

2. What does your boyfriend do? How old is he? What does his dad do? What is his surname? Where does he stay? How many siblings does he have? etc etc.
KILL ME.

3. When are you getting married?
Not until we both accumulate a little wealth (I would say financially stable, but being stable is never sufficient wtf) which will probably take another 3 -5 years. I still want to receive ang pow when I am 30 years old! XD

4. When you get married at Maldives one day you must fly us over in a private jet and sponsor our stay in a 5-star resort.
Feel proud at the fact that my relatives think so highly of me. But here’s how my wedding is gonna be: 2 participants, 1 beach wedding, 0 invitee! LOL. No wait, don’t feel offended. It just happened that I am the type who really dread having a traditional wedding dinner during which I would be obligated to invite thousands of unfamiliar faces whom I have never met before, at my OWN WEDDING! :(

5. Where are you working now?
I thought I mentioned this during the last Chinese New Year :/

6. How much is your salary?
I think I should lie about this just so they will take pity on me and give me a bigger ang pow.

7. Got increment/bonus?
How to answer this lah. .  I don’t want my family to think that I am living a easy life out there, but at the same time I don’t want them to think lowly of me. Thank goodness my increment and bonus won’t be due until next month. You can’t lie about what you don’t know right? Teehee.

8. Wahhh you are so tall already.
They’ve stopped saying that to me years ago and shifted their target to my sister instead. Because my sister has outgrown me and every year I appeared to have shrunk when standing next to her! :( No likey!!! I actually enjoyed being the tallest girl in the family! Pfft.

9. Why are you so skinny?
Because I am blessed with good genes.

10. You look like a Korean actress.
Kamsahamida! One of the flattering comments that doesn’t annoy me ^^



No matter what, don’t be irritated by your relatives never-ending questions and comments. Always uphold patience and politeness. When you are unable to answer their awkward question, just stuff your mouth with a sweet pineapple tart ^^

Sunday, February 15, 2015

[ADV] Blum - Cheongsam and High End Executive Wear

One of the things that I can’t spend my Chinese New Year without is none other than cheongsam - the symbolic of our Chinese traditional culture that dates back to centuries. Ever since a few years back, I have made it a habit to get at least one cheongsam for CNY. Fortunately, this year I managed to save some shopping money thanks to Blum that generously sponsored myself and 4 other MHB girls a beautiful cheongsam each!



We were spoilt for choices as there were so many cheongsam in various designs available from size 6 onwards. Some are on the conservative side, whereas others are of contemporary designs with the fusion of other cultures.

Blum has been growing in the Singaporean fashion apparel industry since 1992, establishing themselves as a leading fashion label in the upper-middle to high end executive wear. Blum is now in Malaysia with two (2) outlets in the Klang Valley, at Pavilion Kuala Lumpur and Empire Shopping Gallery in Subang Jaya bringing with them their range of apparels to cater to professional and corporate women in Malaysia. 

Blum aims to provide a sense of individuality and exclusiveness to customers hence their designs are produced in limited quantity although there are a wide variety of styles and choices available in each boutique. The brand takes pride in providing excellent craftsmanship, ultra-chic, and versatile work wear which helps you to exude elegance, be it in the boardroom or out in the field. 
Blum is a customer's centric fashion brand, offering a prudent choice of colours and range to satisfy different kinds of customer's skin tone and body shape. The brand also strives to give customers the best value, and ensures the highest standards; from designs to fabrics selection, from cutting to trimming, from assembling to packaging and from retailing to after-sales services.
The dedicated team of designers constantly tracks the latest in fashion trends to produce the latest concepts, designs and styles. Fabrics are imported from Korea, Japan and Europe to give customers the best look, feel, comfort and ease of care. 



One of the first that I had my eye on was none other than this sky blue cheongsam. A majestic crane soaring over the full-bloomed spring flowers. It definitely reminds me of those valuable dynasty paintings.



Another of my favourite was this modern design cheongsam which could be worn as a casual dress during normal occasion.



Next was a very batik-like choice of cloth. The satin material was really comfortable.



Black cheongsam with magnolia print was alright. I personally prefer sleeveless cheongsam. Fortunately some of the designs here offer choices of either with sleeves or sleeveless.

Besides cheongsam, Blum display many other dresses on their rack too. The material are of top-notch quality whereas the designs are trendy and up-to-date.



Absolutely adore this LBD with pearls neckline. Chic and elegant!

Check out the rest of the girls in their outfit:









All of us with our 利品!We were sponsored one cheongsam of our choice each courtesy of Blum! *happy* \o/

A few more days to complete your CNY outfit shopping. If you are thinking of getting a cheongsam, don’t forget to drop by Blum (2 outlets, details as below). If you are looking for something more practical, Blum has tonnes of executive dresses on display too. Happy shopping and enjoy your CNY holiday! :)

Blum is located at:
4.20.00, Level 4, Pavilion Kuala Lumpur,
168, Jalan Bukit Bintang,
55100 Kuala Lumpur,
Malaysia.

UG25, Empire Shopping Gallery,
Jalan SS16/1, 
47500 Subang Jaya,
Selangor Darul Ehsan,
Malaysia.

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Valentine's Day - My Expectation vs Reality

1.
Expectation: Getting off work early and head for a pre-valentine dinner.

Reality: Got off work early and headed home so I could watch the last few episodes of The Empress of China.


2.
Expectation: Candlelight dinner with him at a fine-dining restaurant with a view.

Reality: Cooked myself some really awesome pasta. Plain pasta with cili-padi kind of awesome :/


3.
Expectation: Sipping wine with him while watching a Jazz live performance.

Reality: Drinking milk in bed with Taylor Swift playing on Youtube.


4.
Expectation: Receiving a love letter in the mailbox with cheesy Valentine messages.

Reality: Wrote myself words of encouragement on my yellow sticky note.

5. 
Expectation: A surprise bouquet delivered to the office.

Reality: Nothing on my desk except piles of working paper. Colleague next door received flowers! Maybe I will snap a photo and pass it off as mine wtf.


6. 
Expectation: Cuddling to sleep and waking up to him wishing me Happy Valentine’s.

Reality: Cried myself to sleep as I cursed my hatred upon St. Valentine for having invented this day :’(


7.
Expectation: Sharing a pack of chips with him on the couch while discussing the name of our future child.

Reality: Ate my half-pint leftover Baskin Robbin ice-cream from last month. All on my own, bitch!


8.
Expectation: Foreplay so passionate that left a hicky on my neck.

Reality: I accidentally scratched my neck during shower resulting in a strawberry-like mark :(


9.
Expectation: To perform 50 Shades of Grey weekend challenge and try out all plausible BDSM positions.

Reality: 50 Shades of Blood: Fuck-Me-Not-Because-I-Am-Having-My-Period!!! :(

Just kidding, I don’t have period. I just have no one to try out the weekend challenge wtf.


10.
Expectation: Showing off photos of my Valentine gift.

Reality: This blog post.



Still, Happy Valentine’s Day regardless! <3




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