Sunday, May 24, 2015

No Sugar Pie, Honey Bun

I always have this curiosity what are the daily activities or routine for my friends with their respective partners? I wonder everyday is also sunshine and sugar without any arguments?

Well, I'm the least romantic person on this planet, so yeah, there's is no fireworks nor magic to make my relationship colourful. I did try to make my relationship to be exciting one, at least it's not so routine and my intentions are all good for the relationship.

But it doesn't work the way supposed to be. Somehow, it is kinda burden for him. Somehow, I was portrayed as primadonna that everything has to accommodate me.

 Trust me, I'm not that primadonna. In fact, I'm kinda liberal in people-to-people relationship on daily basis. I would be more than happy to listen to suggestions to make things better. It will be even better if they could lead and make decisions as well.

If you're reading this blog and you're complaining that you don't have a partner in your life, please don't be. It's nothing great actually, it's just part and parcel of life, I'm pretty sure you have it eventually.

Trust me, having a lover in your life is not something overwhelming like supernova in the sky. Life goes on. You get scolded sometimes, you get irked and loneliness will visit you sometimes. Worst still, you have to swallow the blames just to avoid your partner from being berserk. Even you would choose to remain silence as you know that once you open up, you will be threaten with word "break-up".

Who wants to break up anyway?

There are times you're trapped in a capsule. This capsule makes you so isolated from the world around you. You have a lot of thoughts. Your hidden ego forbids to share your thoughts with anyone.

Once you're in that capsule, you wish that the very person could know how you feel without spilling it out. You wish that he could take initiative to make the relationship slightly better. Because you're tired sometimes.

I think I should stop complaining. At least I have one and other exes. Okay, i think it's about time to put my eyeliner on and wear my blond wig...because I'm channeling into Avril Lavigne and singing my favourite song....

Thursday, May 14, 2015

#ReebonzSPLURGE “Let The Cat Out of The Bag”

Are you ready for #ReebonzSPLURGE? Been eyeing that one luxury piece that will bring your whole look together, but it seemed just a little out of reach? Now is the time to splurge, because you will be saving as well.

Reebonz (pronounced ‘ribbons’), Asia’s trusted online shopping destination for buying and selling the widest variety of luxury brands is letting the cat out of the bag in time for you (and maybe a bestie) to enjoy a one-day only splurge that is out of this world!

This very special event drops on Thursday, May 14th, 2015, but lookout for the pre-announcement on Wednesday, May 13th and start the process of shortlisting from more than 15,000 new and pre-owned items that are bound to add class, cool and color to your fashion.  Share it with your family, friends and fashionistas because this is too good to keep to yourself.

Aside from the amazing deals that are at the core of Reebonz, the #ReebonzSPLURGE online sales event will give you a further 11% off with the code 1SPLURGEMY11 at checkout if you splurge on one item.

Pssst…a splurge is even more satisfying when you team up with your BFF to reward both of you for just how excellent you are at everything you do. Increase the fun and the savings when you splurge on two or more items and use the code 2SPLURGEMY20 at checkout to receive a whopping 20% on your total order[1] of must-have luxuries!

Insider tip – the most coveted items will be snapped up in the blink of an eye as Reebonz brings in limited quantities of each designer item to ensure exclusivity, so be the first to splurge from 12:01am on May 14th. Head to to start browsing for your essential splurge.

If you’ve missed your favorites, visit Reebonz again at 10am when we add on new designer items.

Modeled around the concept of ‘accessible luxury’, Reebonz brings to its members a well-curated collection of new and pre-owned luxuries from the best designer brands in the world, authenticity guaranteed with on-time delivery and tracking that gives a new dimension to luxury shopping online. The #ReebonzSPLURGE one-day event is our way of rewarding existing and new members with more pleasant surprises to WOW them,” shared Mr. Tang Siew Wai, Country General Manager of Reebonz Malaysia.

[1] As usual, terms and conditions apply, and discounts may not be applicable for selected events and merchandises.

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Top 6 Quotes From Mommy

"Please lose weight. Please eat lesser. Please refrain from fried stuff. Please exercise".

The above lines are not directed to old people, but directed to me from my mom. She is worried that my face has turned a bit rounder.

But nevertheless, what is your mother favourite line that never fails to bug you whenever you see or talk to her over the phone?  Below is my top 10:

  1. Sleep early please.
  2. Eat on time.
  3. What are you doing?
  4. Why you're still outside at this hour?
  5. How to operate "..." (some technology gadget)
  6. When you're coming back to Ipoh?
Through this nagging, being sons and daughters, we will come to realization, that our mothers meant a lot to us. 

Happy Mother's Day! 

Saturday, May 9, 2015

Teresa Teng: Still Loved, Still Resonate

It was that cloudy morning that I will never forget.

On that very morning, my mom just came back home from sundry shop which was located behind my home. Once she stepped into the living hall, she was looking at the front page for quite a while. She sat down and said with her shocking but yet composed tone "she's dead...Teresa Teng is dead"

Twenty years ago yesterday,  Chinese community around the world was shocked in disbelief to learn that the legendary Teresa Teng has left us at such young age. Though I was quite small back then but I knew who she was.

Ever since I was small, I mean very very small, my mom would always hum "Tian Mi Mi" by Teresa Teng. She also shared the never ending stories of Teresa Teng. She told me that Teresa Teng was that famous that no matter which corner of the earth you might be, as long there was a Chinese community, you would hear the beautiful songs by Teresa.

Twenty years has passed, her fame still lives on. Her beautiful and pleasant face is still fondly remembered by millions in Asia and around the world. Even my non-Chinese friends know who she was. I believe every Chinese on this Earth is able to sing her "The Moon Represents My Heart".

I am proud to admit that I'm big fan of her. You may say I'm outdated or an uncle  for listening to her songs but until now, I could not find any Chinese singer who has the voice which similar to Teresa ( the closest will be Faye Wong). Really, I'm hypnotised by her voice. Let me describe her voice this way; her voice is like a gentle stream flowing through the meadow. Her voice is like weeping but with strength. Her voice is so flawlessly clear and so soft and so whispery. 

Old uncle for listening her songs? I'm not the only one. Many modern idols were inspired by her. Faye Wong, Jay Chou, David Tao, Karen Mok, Sammi Cheng and among many others. 

Faye Wong commemorated Teresa Teng death anniversary in 2013 in Weibo with this line "Thank you for having there. May your beauty live on".

Remember how Jay Chou revived Teresa in his concert using technology display? He expressed his wish in the concert "I once imagined that if I could turn back time to 30 years ago to sing a song with her, it will be a great honour".

Though her passing was way too soon but Teresa left a legacy which is irreplaceable. Twenty years and even a century more, Teresa Teng's songs will continue to echo. 

Since this entry is all about her, let me share some of my personal favourites:

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

May Day! May Day!

Few days ago, I was dining with my friend at Ming Hoe Hokkien Noodle. Apparently, this humble shop at Jalan Ipoh was quite famous with rave reviews from the foodies. It was really tasty for me coz its food was laden with lard. All those deathly ingredients could make everything so tasty.

Anyway, it was rather funny when I ordered the food. I was asking the lady boss for her recommended dishes. 

Since I was that liberal, I asked my friend whether he was fine with the recommended food.

"Hokkien mee with stewed pork, ok?" I asked. 

"Ok", he nodded. 

"Wat tan hor, ok?" I asked.

"Ok", he nodded,

"Aiyah, no need to ask him la. He will say yes to everything one", the lady boss said.

Hokkien Mee with Stewed Pork!
You see, I'm not picky when it comes to food. The thumb of rule is that the dining place cannot be stuffy and the dishes cannot be the same as yesterday.

I ain't no primadonna right?

I feel frustrated sometimes when I come into a situation that I don't have any idea on what to eat. Ask people around me, they will surely say "up to you la, anything"

I'm really looking forward to a restaurant named "anything". 

But seriously, I have been making so many decisions in my work, I wish that when it comes to small matters like having a meal, someone could decide for me. Or at least give me some suggestions. 

I need a breather in making decisions. I'm not sure people around me see me as the most qualified decision maker. I don't see myself as decision maker actually coz it takes helluva self-confidence to make that call.

Enough of my ranting. How was your four-day break? Mine was good, at least I had enough of sleep. Though I didn't have any overseas trip (which I have been longing for) but I did two road trips throughout the long weekend.

First, Seremban/Port Dickson. It was my maiden trip to Seremban. Verdict? It was rather quiet and really quiet. I believe Ipoh is more happening than Seremban.

The only thing we did there was having Seremban Siew Pao and that's it.

Famous Empayar's Seremban Siew Pao 
Since there wasn't anything to do in Seremban, we headed down to Port Dickson. It was not a pleasant trip in PD. Why? The roads there were infested with Mat Rempit. I really hope that I could be some sort of sniper - joining another team of snipers and kill them all off like a game.

But eventually, we managed to catch the beautiful sunset at PD beach
We had seafood as well - Nestum prawns, my favourite! But talking about prawns, there's no place could beat Tanjung Tualang in Perak

Since we were in Seremban, yeah, that's why..we ordered Fu Yong egg

Next road trip, Fraser Hill. The journey to go and back was not a pleasant one but the weather was awesome at the top of Fraser Hill. Greyish sky with cold blowing breeze, just love it.

The road up to the hill is very very long and winding-it took almost one hour just to reach the peak
But first, please stop by at the Sungai Selangor Water Dam. The view is simply magnificent 
The iconic clock tower of Fraser Hill
The lush green view at Fraser Hill
The smokehouses

Aside from trip, i refused to head back to my hometown (thank god I did since it took 6 hours just to go back to Ipoh- you can imagine the jam) since I had an invitation for  a wedding reception of my beloved gal pal. Heartiest congrates to both of them!

I think it was a Twilight-inspired wedding hehe

When will i have the chance to walk down the aisle?
Before i end my note, since it's May, here's a song for you. One of my favourite songs from Bee Gees :)