Monday, February 25, 2013

Bits and Pieces of CNY 2013

Chinese New Year is over. Time to say bye to those annoying tong tong long tong chiang music and get back to the reality. Ready for another year of hard work?

A photo of me to start this post with. I know you’ve missed my face ^^

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Not sure if I’ve mentioned it here before, but I’ve bought an iPhone 5 right before CNY! Got it from Singtel thanks to a friend who wanted the data but didn’t want the awesome phone. I had been a loyal Blackberry user before this so yea, this is my first ever iPhone!

Loving the phone so far. Instagram, photo editing app, games and stuff which I couldn’t access using my BB before this. The following photos you see are all taken with the iPhone 5! Very good quality, I don’t even need to carry my camera around anymore. LOL. The bad thing is, I’m so occupied with the iPhone I kinda neglected my blog :(

Lookie, found a uber cute Hello Kitty casing! XD *bimbo mode on*

Acting cute to match the phone casing LOLOLOL.

My CNY nails. Thought my fingernails weren’t long enough so I didn’t do gel nails. The colours on my fingernails have faded off now. One of my uncles commented that this design really resembles his koi fish! XD

Some home-cooked food at grandma’s on CNY eve. I have to confess, I ate too many pieces of that cold sliced abalone. It was just so yummy! Love the sea cucumber too despite their obscene appearance wtf (before they were cut). The steamboat wasn’t quite picture worthy so I didn’t include it. Teehee.

Since 2 years ago, every CNY eve after dad finishes work, my family and I would take a photo together, then compare the changes from the previous years. Obviously I have the least changes lo since I’ve aged past my puberty and I rarely change my hairstyle (such a boring person I know). My bro evolved the most. He looks so much like my dad now even stranger could easily identify their relationship.

Anyway, I LMAO-ed when Gigi commented that dad looks like a poodle in that photo! Couldn’t agree better! HAHAHAHAHAHA.

2012 – I was the tallest! Hohoho. Fake height, cause I was wearing this super high heels I bought from Seoul. My South Korea trip was right before CNY so that year I really bothered dressing up after seeing all the fashionable girls there. Dad and his ajumma hair -.- Nick looked terrible with that hair.

2011 – wah look at my dad, Ed Hardy style rock star?? Can’t stand mum’s big raven black hair. Pris was wearing eyeliner?! Oh wait, I think I was the one who drew the eyeliner on her wtf. Gigi was still a kid! LOL. What the heck was I wearing?! Seriously -.- And HAHAHAHAHA Nick looked like an idiot! Dunno where the heck he was looking LOLOLOL.

Okay la, enough of self-entertainment writing useless comments on the appearance of each of my family wtf.

Didn’t feel like wearing red on the first day of CNY this year so I wore a cream colour top instead. Spome of you asked whether I’ve become fairer / my skin has become better, but really, it’s just the wonder of Meitu Xiuxiu T_T

大年初一 OOTD:

Cream fringe top – Levin
Dip-dye denim shorts – Attack
Studded duo tone flats – Forever 21
Suede bag – F Block
Aviator - Mango
Gold necklace – Diva

Group picture with all my cousins (except 2 who came late and 1 who is studying at Nottingham). Walau do I look like their mum or what?!

A pic with my cousin of the same age aka my childhood play mate. We used to spend every single day at grandma’s together! :)))

A candid shot with baby Jocelyn, my youngest cousin who just turned 2 years old this CNY. So adorable in her pink tutu dress! It’s so funny cause every time when anyone asks her 最美?Who’s the prettiest? She’ll answer 大姐最美!Da jie is the prettiest! HAHAHAHA don’t even need to guess who is this da jie. I have taught her well XD

Headed to Batu Pahat to mum’s side on the second day of CNY.

大年初二 OOTD:

Red dress – Levin
Red heels – Mixit
Speedy Damier – Louis Vuitton
Necklace – Chanel
Thorny hairband – borrowed from sis

Lunch at Kia Bee Restaurant on the 3rd day of CNY. It’s quite a famous restaurant at my taman frequently visited by big bosses. So near from my house, but I had never been there before! Jeez. The pomfret fish porridge was not bad but quite pricey (RM55 for 5).

Valentine’s Day OOTD:

Fuchsia pink top – a boutique in Muar
Heart printed chiffon skirt – Attack
Turquoise necklace – Diva
Charm bracelet – Asian Avenue
Ostrich skin bag – F Block

Sold the pink top and the chiffon skirt to a reader right after. LOL.

It was just a normal dinner with a friend since my Valentine wasn’t around. Nothing fancy, no candlelit, Italian dinner or anything but just a lovely meal at Watami Japanese Restaurant.

The RM150 Valentine set. But after that we decided we could use more sashimi so we placed an additional order for the scallop, prawn and salmon assorted sashimi from the ala carte menu.

My new Louis Vuitton Mini Lin Neverfull  has arrived from London!!! *happy*

Hermes bracelet from my Valentine. Thank you love!!!

European lobsters and Australian crabs during dinner with his family. The amount was kinda too much I didn’t dare to eat prawn for days. FML.

Look at the thickness of the crab roe!!! Freaking awesome meal!!!

Lastly, kissu from 太保。

That’s all for my CNY 2013 update. Hope you had a great one!


Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Lou Sang Dinner @ The Royal Flush Restaurant

Happy Chinese New year everyone! I hope you’ve fully enjoyed the past whole week! I’ve been so busy sending my CNY wishes, receiving ang pao, gambling and eating all the luxurious Chinese food which resulted in the lack of update here. Meanwhile I’ve also gotten Instagram (like finally?) so yea, spending more time on my new iPhone 5 instead of my Macbook. Do follow mscopykate on Instagram!

If you’re thinking where to have your CNY dinner, consider The Royal Flush Restaurant! Located at Ara Damansara, The Royal Flush is a new lakeside restaurant in town with outstanding exterior with exquisite design. One look at the stand-alone building and you would think you’ve been transported back to the olden China days.

The man-made lake right in the centre that separates two rows of the shops.

Some of our fellow MHB girls who were present for the lou sang dinner that night.

Magnificent doors painted in bright red. Wait a sec, which dynasty are we at? ^^

OOTN. Oh yea, there are quite a few interesting paintings in the restaurant.

First time wearing my pretty pearl bow earrings.

Jane, Karen and I doing what we do best XD

Our lou sang session was indeed an unforgettable scene. Can you imagine 20 over girls screaming for nothing at the same time??? *shrugs* It was a epicly fun experience no doubt!

The first dish served was the appetizer – Salmon flakes wrapped in fried wantan skin

A great appetizer indeed. Totally triggered our taste buds and kept us wanting for more. What’s more the amount of salmon inside was just right. 

Grilled Cod Fish - topped with onion rings

One of my favourite dish that night. Aside from the sweet sauce on the cod fish itself, there is wasabi sauce that goes quite well with the fish. For a delicious dish like this, I wish the portion could be more generous.

Next up was Dim Sum Combination – fishball, siew mai and xiao long bao

A rather ordinary dim sum dish. Enjoyed the fish ball but I guess it tasted too “fishy” for some of the girls. I could use a little bit of fish taste though :P

Twin Cold Combination – dried oyster and sliced abalone on top of cucumber and topped with cherry tomatoes

The biggest dried oyster I have eaten yet!!! It’s twice the size of those mum used to mix in porridge! Some of the girls that night weren’t used to eating dried oysters so I took an extra share XD Absolutely love the abalone too. This dish is supposedly an appetizer.

Grilled Scallop Bacon – a scallop wrapped with bacon

The same sauces that were used on the cod fish. Yum yum, we all enjoyed this!

Grilled Pork Ribs

The largest portion among all other dishes that night. Tender and delicious, the pork ribs are just too damn good! I wish we could get more of these anywhere in Malaysia. Best of the night!

Asparagus – topped with bonito flakes.

Nothing exciting about the asparagus. They tastes like. . asparagus. LOL

Abalone Fried Rice – served with abalone and bacon bits.

We all got a small abalone each! *satisfied* By the time most of us were too full to finish the rice.

Crystal Peanut Dumpling. Didn’t eat this so no comment.

Last but not least, Double Boiled Bird’s Nest as our dessert. Thumbs up to that!

Full menu as follow:

Price: RM1200 nett for 10 pax

Look at our happy faces! Good food, great atmosphere, awesome company, what more can we ask for? :)))

All of us with Tim and the bosses of The Royal Flush Restaurant.

Wishing you health and prosperity throughout the water snake year!

The Royal Flush Restaurant
Address: Central Piazza, Oasis Square Ara Damansara,
No. 2, Jalan PJU 1A/7A ,
47301 Petaling Jaya,
Tel: 012-2997598

Friday, February 8, 2013

Mille Crepe @ Nadeje Plaza Mahkota

Stopped by Melaka for 1 night stay before my recent Singapore trip. Didn’t get to go Nadeje the last time I went there so this time I made sure I get to taste the awesome mille crepe!

For those who haven’t heard of Nadeje, it’s a famous shop at Melaka that sells yummy mille crepe. They’re extending their business to KL soon with the first branch opened at Jaya One!

I had only been to Nadeje at Mahkota Parade before this. This time we visited Nadeje at Plaza Mahkota, which I presume is an older branch.

As usual, the many selection of mille crepe.

A cosy corner with elegant-looking cushion.

Other than mille crepe, Nadeje serves other Western Japanese fusion food as well.

We ordered 4 different flavours.

Original – the must-have every time. We thought it’s the best among all.

Chocolate banana – my second favourite. The combination can never go wrong.

Tiramisu -  yum yum.

Milk tea – rather ordinary. I would rather drink pearl milk tea instead.

Finally fulfilled my mille crepe craving! *happy*

A few shots taken before checking into our riverside hotel.

Casual OOTD: Armani Exchange tee + dup-dye denim shorts + basic flats

Casio baby G BGA-132-7BDR

Address: G23, 25 & 27,
Jalan PM 4, Plaza Mahkota,
75000 Melaka.
Tel: 06- 2838750