Saturday, July 16, 2016

Kuching: The Ex-Factor

This post is long overdue. It took me so long that the trip now has an entirely different meaning to me. This was last year (2015) and I went to Kuching for the first time with my ex.

It wasn't really an easy vacation to take due to some unwanted dramas that went along with it. In fact, it almost didn't happen because we booked the flight tickets months in advance. But I did have fun and we had our moments there. I didn't have any remorse about experiencing Borneo for the first time with someone that is now no longer in my life.

Kuching, I would like to come back soon. This time with someone new...


Boat ride along Sarawak River


Traditional dance at Sarawak Cultural Village


Rumah Bidayuh


These dusty pink stuff falls out of trees and covers the ground



Tribal decor and musical instrument at the houses


Pua Kumbu mural art


Fort Margherita



Sarawak State Legislative Assembly building


I bought a lot of local crafts throughout the trips and most of them are now on my walls and all over my house

Song playing inside my head: Sam Smith's Leave Your Lover
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Sunday, February 14, 2016

Valentine's Day From A Distance



Long distance relationship sucks especially right now when it is Valentine’s Day and I can’t even figure out a way to send over flowers or at least a box of chocolate. But then I realized I can do more than that. I'm a writer. I can gather beautiful thoughts about us, put them into words and write something (hopefully) beautiful enough to pass as Valentine’s Day poetry. Carrie did it once for a newly-wed as a gift on their wedding day. It went awry because Big ruined the moment. But this is not a fiction and I'm going to give it a shot.

So here I go…

Distance

You are the first and last thing on my mind
The anticipation of a new day
The glorious blue moon in the middle of the night

Each time I look at you...
and you smile at me,
I promise I'll swim across the sea...
because right next to you is where I want to be

In your eyes...
I found love
So pure
Stronger than this painful distance that we endure…

When I'm with you
It all seems so clear
From here on now and forever
There is just no other way...
but to have you near…
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Monday, January 18, 2016

2016


The real me

I should have written this New Year’s entry long time ago before 2015 ended but being me, I pushed it forward up to a point that I have no choice but get it over with here from my office on Jan 18. My New Year’s entry is important because it is always great to look back even though we have always been told to do otherwise.

I spent New Year’s Eve last year on a short trip to Melaka with a bunch of friends from uni. It is so damn true when they say how you spend your New Year’s Eve will be what your year is going to look like. So I have been travelling quite extensively last year since I am working for an airline’s in-flight magazine. Some are quite memorable, while there are a few that I wished I didn’t even say yes to.

I was not that much of a traveler neither I get intrigued easily by wanderlust but I’ve discovered that travelling is addictive and the best way to escape in a whole new environment even if it is just for a little while. It’s a huge departure from fashion world that I have gotten so comfortable with for the past at least five years. Travelling is not a make believe like those people who wear borrowed clothes and Instagram the shit out of them. I find myself moving away slowly from fashion into this new territory and I kinda like it. Now that I am no longer writing for Emmagem, the invites to all these ‘fabulous’ fashion events have slowly decreased and I dare say I don’t miss them that much.

2015 was also the year that saw me made a huge decision and decided to move on to something new. I took a chance and decided to go with my gut instinct. It’s been okay so far and I am happier now. I realized love is such a wonderful thing. Those songs written about love suddenly have new meanings. For the first time in my life, I am not shy or discreet about it. I lay everything bare for everyone to see. Even if things took a sudden turn to the opposite direction, I have no regret because I felt it and it was so damn real.

It is hard to believe that I have pretty much realized the young little small town boy’s dream that I used to have about writing a cover feature for magazines. I have written several cover features this year and one in particular is about Aceh, Indonesia which has such a special place in my heart along with one on my home state, Negeri Sembilan which I put my very best effort into.

I have set a set of new goals this year. Let’s just hope that I somehow will find a way to achieve them. And for the record, I spent my New Year’s Eve this year with my loved ones and just pretty much surrounded by over-pouring amount of love. Will love take the centre stage this year?

It better be..,


Song playing inside my head: Sheila Majid’s Kerinduan 
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Sunday, December 20, 2015

Love Junkie


"It begins when the object of your affection bestows upon a heady hallucinogenic dose of something you’ve never even dared to admit you wanted, an emotional speed ball of thunderous love and excitement. Soon you start craving that attention with the hungry obsession of any junkie. When it’s withheld, you turn sick, crazy not to mention resentful of the dealer who encouraged this addiction in the first place but now refuses to pony up the good stuff. Goddamn him, and he used to give it to you for free. Next stage finds you skinny, shaking in a corner certain only that you’d sell your soul just to have that one thing one more time.

Meanwhile, the object of your adoration is now repulsed by you. He looks at you like someone he’s never met before. The irony is you can hardly blame him. I mean, check yourself out. You’re a mess, unrecognizable even to your own eyes. You have now reached infatuation’s final destination, the complete and merciless devaluation of self."

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Friday, November 27, 2015

Nineties Rock


Romeo + Juliet (1996) features Garbage's #1 Crush

I have to thank Buzzfeed for compiling this sick Nineties playlist which includes songs that I have been searching for the longest time. I was too young to remember some of these song titles or even who sang it (ie: White Town's Your Woman).

So here they are. Hope you will enjoy it as much as I do. Definitely brings back the memories of saving up weekly allowance to buy cassettes, sneaking out of school at noon to hang out at the mall and skipping tuition classes to go to the cyber cafe.

1. Popular - Nada Surf
2. #1 Crush - Garbage
3. Your Woman - White Town
4. The Chemicals Between Us - Bush
5. Got You (Where I Want You) - The Flys
6. Inside Out - Eve 6
7. Ready to Go - Republika
8. Eye - Smashing Pumpkins
9. Not If You Were The Last Junkie On Earth -  The Dandy Warhols
10. Life In Mono - Mono
11. A Long December - Counting Crows
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Saturday, November 21, 2015

Movember at Pisco Bar



If a man in your life is sporting some new facial hair this month, he may not just be too lazy to shave. Once an effort to raise awareness for prostate cancer only, no-shave November -- commonly known as Movember now shines a light on other aspects of men's health.

The good people at Pisco Bar, are all about making a difference and that goes for everything that they turn their hands to. It’s now time for Pisco’s 3rd Movember Party which is aimed at raising vital funds and awareness for men's health, specifically prostate cancer and other cancers that affect men.

Movember Party on the 26th November, Thursday 9pm will be its biggest fundraiser with the proceeds going directly to the National Cancer Society Malaysia.

To support the fundraising, Pisco Bar is selling raffle tickets for RM20 during the month of November in aims to change the face of men’s health and alter this way of thinking by putting a fun twist on the very serious issue of men’s health because the moustache has now transitioned from cool thing on dads' faces to a reminder for men to get checked for prostate and testicular cancer.

Local acts such as JUNY, from Australia Gabriel Lynch and award winning singer Poova have jumped on board in support of this cause to create a fun-filled night alongside our generous sponsors such as Frangipani Langkawi, Dr.D Clinic, Bubble Gum Wax, Uber, Toni & Guy, Happy Fresh, Pestle & Mortar, Josh Lee Perfumes, Sailors Rest (glamping), Jac & Ivy Nail Spa and many more. To keep the night going with some fun vibes Djs Bruce G and Moslazy will take over the decks to ensure we partied for a good cause.

Event Details :
Venue : Pisco Bar - 29 Jalan Mesui, KL
Time : 9pm Date : 26th November 2015, Thursday

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Friday, October 23, 2015

Keep Your Lateness in Check with Bateriku.com


Life can be crazy at times especially for someone like me who is always on the run. There are so many places to go to and things to get done along with personal errands to be taken care of. I am one who is always fashionably late for everything. Well I have to admit that it is a personal issue that I have to work on but I do wished that I can at least be slightly early so that I don’t miss the cake cutting on my friend’s birthday or the fashion debut of my designer friends.

Pisco Bar where I'm always late

So I’m always rushing. It’s either because I spent too long decided on an outfit because everything makes me look fat (yes I gained a few pounds) or I decided to rearrange my accessories drawer when I was already 30 minutes late because I have a little bit of OCD. Put yourself in my shoes and add your car suddenly decided to give up on you. Well let’s just say it is battery problem.

What do you do and who do you call? Bateriku.com obviously!


Bateriku.com provides free check-up at any location across Klang Valley and you only pay for your battery price. In case the problem is not your battery, Bateriku won’t be charging you even a single cent for their service. Instead, all you have to do is just leaving them your review or comment via Facebook, Instagram, Twitter or Googlemap. On top of that, Bateriku.com provides online warranty record for all of their customers and schedule out free check up to all of its existing customers on the 15th month from the date of purchase.

Lateness is your greatness? Bateriku.com is here to get it in check.

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Song playing inside my head: Tove Lo's Talking Body
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