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  1. Hellooooo!

    Why don't Australia have as much public holidays as Malaysia ah? :( 

    I miss being back home for holidays lorrrrrr!! Everyday can just go do whatever I want and go wherever I want... And now, I know for a fact that holidays like that will be harder to come by already.. :'(

    Anyways, this is a super throwback post :D Happened almost five months ago? But anyways the idea of it is what I am missing right now so a post on it shall do the job of reminiscing :)

    One night when me and the boyfriend was in Malaysia for our year end summer holidays, we went out randomly with JW and headed to The Roof. Not sure what triggered it or if we actually planned it because I can't remember the details already hahaha! But in short, we ended up there for drinks. Just the three of us.

    Ordered their famous Watermelon Slushie cocktail to share with the boyfriend <3

    This was JW's which I can't remember what it was called :D But it was nicer than our Watermelon Slushie lor... Maybe because I love that it was sourish :)))

    Also ordered a large plate of quite yummy nachos!

    And also a bucket of buffalo wings :)

    The food and drinks was pretty good! As far as I remembered, the food wasn't that expensive. But maybe the cocktails were around the RM30-45 mark? If my memory didn't fail me, I think all of that was about RM110 in total plus tax?

    The ambience at the bar was pretty nice also. There was a live band but it was still comfortable enough to have conversations with one and another.

    We also happened to witness a marriage proposal that night but IMHO, I thought that it was a rather fail proposal. Who the hell proposes at a considerably noisy bar????? All we saw was the guy whispered something in the girl's ears whilst holding a bouquet of flowers and the next thing was the girl just gave him a nod and they did the mandatory kiss in front of their friends. It was generally quite a weird scene to witness. Nothing romantic about it at all.... -.-

    After that we decided to head up to the rooftop because I was mentioning to the boys that there is an outdoor drinking lounge pad area called Stratosphere. And so, we went up to check it out and had another round of alcohol. The boys ordered beer and I think I ordered a glass of mojito?

    Stratosphere. Basically as mentioned, its an open air lounge pad on literally the roof of 1 First Avenue.

    We were then joined by a couple more of the boyfriend's friends towards the end. Because the three of us was prolly there for about two hours already before the rest came and joined?

    The last leg of angled bridge that leads up to Stratosphere. Took it on my way back from the toilet which was downstairs haha :)

    Lights always look prettier and brighter in bokehs :DDD

    The view on one side of the building. I was too lazy to go around the whole area just to snap different angles. At where we were, which was Bandar Utama, I think every angle of the building would have looked the same at night? Maybe except the side that faces the KL city view. Which I totally forgot to snap a picture of HEHE :P

    Overall, I must say, it was quite an awesome night :) It's quite fun hanging out with the boyfriend and JW. I may not have known JW that long, but I find that he is such a nice person to hang with and to talk to :)

    That pretty much concluded the night that happened five months ago!

    I know, this was such a "random and short and out of the blue" post. I still can't commit myself into jumping back to long posts....

    I'll be back whenever I can and it would prolly be as random as it'll get!


    sher xoxo.

  2. Life in books.

    Friday, April 03, 2015

    Recently I have picked up reading again.

    Mainly because I am nearing my data cap limit of 1GB on my phone. So instead of surfing through Instagram and Facebook during my free time out of WiFi coverage ie. on the train journey to work or uni, I am now hooked to books because it occupies my time and my mind floats into this world where everything has a happy ending. Well at least the books I have been reading has happy endings.

    I only read romance books. Yes, I am still a sucker for it.

    It still melts my heart and make me go all googly eyes whenever I read them :)

    Why does relationship of couples in books seem so perfect? The guys are always described to be the perfectest in every possible way. Don't get me wrong, I have no issues with my relationship at all. In fact it's still as great <3 But I just can't help to envy relationship in books. I guess, romance in books are fiction after all and authors tend to swerve into penning out their ideal and perfect relationship in their minds.

    But seriously tho, can't blame a girl like me for fantasizing and dreaming about these perfect relationship and perfect people. I am already turning 24 this year and I still sound like a teenager when it comes to this :P

    One thing that has hit me recently with all the reading is how much I want an adventure out in the world. I want to go and see the world. Experience the different people and culture.

    Other people may experience this when they are in uni and eventho I am in a foreign land these past few years, I feel like I haven't got the adventure and the experience that I should. Don't get me wrong, I am totally and VERY grateful to be under aunty D's roof and have her take me in without any repayment and just out of kindness and love.

    But at the back of my mind, I can't help but to think, I didn't really get to experience the life of a proper international student. I didn't go through the process of finding a place on my own or even have a roommate or housemate. I don't mix with anyone from uni because I don't live nearby and I don't stick around long enough for events.

    Yes, I know I should have make more initiatives but at the start I felt as tho I didn't need to mix around with people in uni because outside of uni I have these amazing friends that came with me from home. And so I took it for granted and grew lazy to socialize with people outside of my little bubble of friendship that I have already had. Now, everyone has pretty much left Melbourne which means, my friends are gone within reach. Then at times like this, I ask myself, why didn't I mix around more at the start? It's too late to regret it. Altho, now, I still feel like I don't need to venture out there yet because I have the boyfriend. And for most times, I feel like he is enough. But sometimes......., I feel like I need more.

    Such complicated thoughts..., I know. A girl's mind as people say, is complicated.

    At this stage of my life, I regret not going to an even more foreign land that I barely know anyone so then it pushes me to put myself out there and maybe then my experience and adventure would have been different. I didn't jump to that option at all when I was younger because it was scary and alone. But now that I am experiencing this, I think going somewhere on my own might have been scary but it might not be alone. At least the chances of it ending up as lonely as it is now may be avoidable.

    I can't help but to think, why do I carry more than a couple of regrets in my life? =/

    I guess, life is all about the commitments and decisions based on current situations and capabilities and not just based on what you want. As much as I wanted it to pan out another way, at that point in time, this was the best decision I could have made for myself. And the best thing I was provided with.

    And so, I vow this to myself, when I have the chance to have an adventure and to fulfil my dreams and wishes, I WILL take it.

    I want to do it for myself before I get too old for it and before commitments of my own come rolling in and overwhelm me until I can never selfishly just only think for myself. Because then, I will have to factor everyone else in the decision making processes.

    I will definitely see the world one day just as I have imagined it to be. One way or another. I won't let myself have it any other way. This, I promise. To me.


  3. Hey,

    So, I haven't took any time in the past six months(?) to sit down and properly write about life.

    And after indulging myself into four books in the past four days, I really felt the pang of how much I really do miss having current events documented and so, one day I could relive them like how I relive stories in books...

    Ever since I felt out of this blogging thing, I feel like my life doesn't have as much colours as it used to be. Figuratively not literally. I mean times in Malaysia were as colourful as it gets and some of my day to day life is still very much as amazing and wonderful as it is but because I never document them enough, I feel like there isn't enough evidence of how colourful it is or was.

    I used to be able to remember details of a day so vividly but now it is starting to slip through my fingers. I barely take much time to remember things to the detail because I don't have that thought of blogging about every littlest detail in the back of my mind anymore. So, evidently, I don't need to remember these little details.

    I know how much I have sunk into the world of moving pictures and videos and movies and series. I should start calling it as in addiction. I have literally SUNK in and it's hard for me to even get out of it because to be really honest, I haven't got the need and pull to get out of it just yet.

    And because I have been occupying my time more on those things, I don't blog anymore. I literally don't have the push or spare time to document my life anymore. And I truly am sad about that.

    Because I know if I would have done it consistently and not push it away and procrastinate it, I would have enjoyed and not dread it the way I do now.

    If you guys do get what I mean...

    Anyhoos, nowadays my life has pretty much been monotonous.

    Doing my last unit in university. My close friend count in uni is still zero. Life in Melbourne still alternates between aunty D's place and Clayton. The boyfriend is pretty much the only constant person I see ever so often apart from aunty D. I still go on my shopping days and shopping clicks as I have always had. Am never letting that go. Not yet. I don't go out for brunches anymore and the last one would probably be last year before I went back to Malaysia for holidays. Started a casual waitress/cashier job about a month ago. And lastly, am feeling a little grateful that I have my close friend back, not that I've lost him but we just were in different places and catching up often just didn't happen. And not naming, I shall not make him gloat further.

    The ONLY thing that is super exciting and something that I just seriously can't wait for is, Japan in August with some high school buddies. It's concrete and official because tickets are already a done deal :D UGH I SERIOUSLY CANNOT WAIT!!!!

    That's pretty much life for me right now. Same old same old but still a little different.

    Sometimes I really do think, although I am more or less seeing the light at the end of my tunnel, I still feel like I am still stagnant over the years. Everyone is moving so far ahead and it feels like I've just been left behind.

    OMG I am really not sure where this post is heading at all. I just typed what I felt with literally no order of any kind. Not sure what of a moment is this that I have having or feeling. But typing about it sure makes me feel a little better..

    Probably should be signing off now. Reflection on life sure hits at the oddest time.



    I have gone totally MIA for the past 4 months and a bit..... :D Gosh, it doesn't feel that long but it HAS BEEN THAT LONG!!

    In the past 4 months, I survived my second last semester of uni, went back to Malaysia for two months for holidays and have since been back to Melbourne for a month already now.

    Nowadays I am just feeling too lazy to blog... It's not that I didn't have time for the past month since being back in Melbourne because uni only started last week, I just...., kinda lost my touch towards blogging?

    When I do bum around and just do nothing significant, I spend most of my time either on YouTube catching up on my list of YouTubers OR watching series or movies constantly. And blogging just somehow dropped out of the picture...

    I am TRYING this thing where I'll only blog significant and worth remembering over events and food places(of course!) from now on. No promises as to how often I'll update but I would when I want to :D

    And since this is a coming back post after 4 months, it may as well be REALLY significant :P

    ♥︎ The Boyfriend's Birthday! ♥︎ (As the title has already given it away..)

    I don't normally do big things for our birthdays. Not for his nor for mine. Every year it has been pretty simple to be honest. A nice meal, pressie, hugs and kisses :P

    Since his birthday falls on a Monday this year, it'll be hard for us to head out for dinner to celebrate soooo I thought we might as well celebrate it on the Saturday before that. *A Melbournian student life crisis when you do not have a car and only with fast food joints or mediocre meals within the 20 minutes walk vicinity, it's hard to do any celebrating over meals of any kind... And on Sundays, you pretty much stay home for dinner because the Sunday public transport schedule ends early... =/ *

    Sooooo let's start with the Saturday prior to his birthday!

    It was a 36 degrees day and so, I insisted on wanting to watch a movie because I do not want to stay indoors with no air conditioning whilst withstanding the heat. And so, we bought our movie tickets online that afternoon itself and looked up on bus timings and we were off to Glen Waverley for lunch and the movie!

    Lunch timeeeee!

    I haven't had Pancake Parlour in agesssss so that's where we went to :P 

    The boyfie had their Chicken Parmigiana pancake. Guys and their meat and protein :D

    I went for the more breakfast like pancake. Cheese Kransky with fried eggs and pancake! Gotta love the sight of this man!! *slurps* :P

    As usual, our meals are on dutch and I kinda forgotten how expensive Pancake Parlour is... My pancake alone was $26.30..... :( Nice but expensive.. Not cool.

    And then we were off for our movie! I was really excited for the movie because the trailer looked good andddddd I've heard a couple of people raved about it. So yeaps!

    It was reallyyyyyyyyyy good!!

    It's been awhile since a movie gave me that awesome feeling when I walked out of the cinema. The movie was funny and comical but serious at the same time! Not spoiling it for those who haven't watch..., but the fireworks part???? At such a serious moment????!! EPIC.

    Colin Firth still has that charm after all these years man! And them british accent in the movie???!! Especially the cute lead actor's accent! HELLOOOO! SO SEXYYYY!

    I am not sure how it was screened in Malaysia because the movie has quite a fair bit of vulgarity and at the ending you kinda get to see a women's ass... So, was Malaysia screened the same? One thing awesome about Australian screened movies, you'll never need to worry much about censorship :D

    After movie, we went on for an early dinner at 6pm @ Koedo. I think it's a new Japanese restaurant in Glen? Passed by it earlier when we were on our way to the cinema and thought, we should come back for dinner cause it's Japanese food... And we LOVE Japanese food! :D

    Ordered some Takoyaki to start off! :)

    A plate of sushi and sashimi platter to share! Look at the glorious sushi and sashimi! YUM YUM! :P

    We didn't really eat much because it was still early and we had our lunch only 3 hours before. But dinner was nice! As usual, Japanese food in Melbourne when it comes to sashimi and sushi, it ain't cheap. So we pulled back a little on the ordering. IF we were in Malaysia, I think we would have eaten our hearts out because the Japanese food prices in Malaysia for the same quality of food, it would be cheaper!

    Took this picture when I was standing outside of Happy Cup :) I was grateful of how nice the day turned out to be!

    And as per my normal usual routine at Glen Waverley, I always end the day with a cup of bubble tea @ Happy Cup! 

    Mango green tea with mango pudding! My favourite! :D

    Up until that point, all I was thinking was "the boyfriend's two days early pre-birthday celebration" is a success! Little did I know, we were heading for second round. The boyfriend already had the thought of heading out after this for some arcading and pooling :P Well...., my bad for not thinking about it earlier because it is probably one of those kinda things to do that he genuinely really likes and enjoy :)

    So, we took a bus back to Clayton and then walked over to the arcade and pool place which is about 10-15 minutes walk from his place.

    Dear and me, both, relived our high school self and played rounds of Daytona! But obviously, we are on different levels because I only enjoy the Beginner level and he enjoys the Advanced level. So yeap, we just sat side by side and played our own thing :P It was really fun tho!

    Playing arcade games together seriously brought me back to my early high school days... I haven't touched anything in an arcade in possibly 7 years? At least. And Daytona was really funnnnn!! I am just one of those people that only play beginner level and with automatic drive and still feel happy and so much fun out it? HAHAHA! :P

    Then, we went for an hour of pool together :)

    I always love the sight of him when he plays pool. It's just something about his holding that cue... Am I weird? :P

    ANDDDD guess what????? After playing 5 rounds of pool with darling, I WON ONE FREAKING ROUND! I WONNNNNN! :DDD Sorry for being overly joyed, but, I am totally no good at pool or probably below okay but still could manage some shots and the boyfriend has been playing since agesss ago and he is good. So, excuse my moment of gloatness because it was a big deal for me :P

    I need to gradually buck up on my pool skill level! Cause I foresee having to play with the boyfriend more in the future :P

    It was a really nice day out together that involved good food, a great movie and an impeccable company! 

    I guess this "two days earlier pre-birthday celebration day out" for the boyfriend was even more of a success!! He was a happy happy boy at the end of it :) Technically we did all the things he likes and love that I could possibly find in Melbourne already. And so, mission accomplished!! :) ♥︎

    Make up of the day! #selfie :P I AM LOVING MY TURQUOISE STREAK! Love the colour so much!!!!

    Top: Seed
    Shorts: H&M
    Crystal Necklace & Bag: Sportsgirl

    I of course took a picture of the two of us together but decided to post it up on his actual birthday :D So that explains why there isn't any picture of us! Oh and another thing, he only takes pictures with me for that one moment of time only one..... We are not one of those couple that has a bagillion pictures taken together in that ONE outing. Nuff said.

    On Sunday,

    We went for our routine groceries shopping outing together. I needed to get food mainly to cook for him his birthday dinner :) And this time, we went to somewhere new. We went to Pinewood instead of Clayton town.

    We had lunch at this random Vietnamese place and this place is kinda awesome in a weird way! They have bottles and bottles of soft drink on all the tables and they were there for patrons FOC. How cool? Plus the food was cheap, like $10 cheap. Andddd best part, it was a really hot day as well, and they gave us free icy poles! Who gives out free drinks and icy poles when the food is only $10???! Plus, the lady at the counter saw how Teck Wei enjoyed his icy pole, she even offered him a second one. Such a nice touch and gesture! Altho the shop isn't much, a very basic standard Vietnamese place which tbh, didn't quite appeal to me at the first place but turns out, it really surprised me :)

    After lunch and the groceries shopping, we headed back. I can't remember what we did after that tho.... Not even sure if I cooked or we had takeout? Oh wells.

    On Monday, the boyfriend's actual birthday!!

    My exact birthday wishes on the day itself....., :)

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY MY LOVE!! May you always be blessed with great things because YOU always deserve the best of everything! ☺️ I Love You! I feel so bad that what I bought for you for your birthday won't be in your hands today... It's on it's way! And I know you'll love it :P Hopefully the day will pan out in simplicity but with lots of love! ♥︎❤︎♥︎

    First, I followed him to uni and had lunch @ Saporo with Jia Shen. Considering how hot the weekend was, that Monday itself, it was cold and wet.... Such weird weather...... Melbournians and their weather talks. I know. But it's still such mood swing weather to me, you would think I have already gotten used to it but nope I still have not HAHAHA!

    Dear had their Parma Ciabatta and I had a Schnitzel Wrap :) JS's came much later sooooo I spared him from having to wait for me to snap a picture :P HEHE

    After lunch I went to Clayton to get somemore food and then headed back to his place and chilled and prepared for dinner. As it takes around 2 hours to boil :)

    I make it a point to cook this for him on his birthday because he loves it and I know how to cook it perfectly already :) And this huge pot was our dinner for two nights! It was a lot...!

    And then..... I surprised him with an unlit cake :P A mini(?) fail... YUP, I couldn't find the lighter HEHE *smacks palm on forehead* So I had to ask him where it was and light up the cake for him :D Then sang to him the birthday song ♥︎ Bought this mini hokkaido cheesecake at Clayton town earlier and hid it in the fridge which was totally out of his sight :) Oh and, the cake was really nice!!

    Gave him this card first because his present didn't arrive as planned. So.... a card would just have to do for then.. :D

    I guess the day turned out to be simple and lovely? I hope he felt some kinda love :DD HAHA!

    So....., his birthday pressie, a week after his birthday, it finally arrived!

    I guess the engraving took more time than I anticipated.. But it was worth it! Had it engraved with some lyrics that is from one of his favourite artists and also, the lyric quote was a fitting match to be a engraved on a present from me ♥︎ I love him. And I mean it exactly as the engraving says :)

    I guess that concludes the Birthday Post! :DDDD

    But...., I wanna post about this too! Since I didn't blog about Valentines, I thought maybe I'll just insert the gifts exchange we had :) 

    The gifts I bought for him :) A pair of skull cufflinks that comes with a tie pin as well. I just thought it looks so cool! And if I must say so myself, the boyfriend's style is kinda on the edgier side and this pair of cufflinks would seriously suit him so well! I kinda want to get a pair of silver ones for him as well if I ever come across one! ANDDDD I bought for him some whisky stones. Basically they substitute ice when you have whisky on the rocks. Supposedly, whisky lovers would appreciate it? Well, the boyfriend loves his whisky and cognacs soooo I figured I might as well just get it too? HAHA! ♥︎♥︎

    And my gift! I did the choosing of gift myself but I am rather pleased by it! A dainty infinity bracelet from Pandora! Always wanted a nice infinity bracelet and I finally have it! I LOVE IT!!!! A lot. Thank you so much darlinggggg!! ♥︎

    That's all for now!

    Lots of love,