Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Purse Post-mortem..

OK, as I was tagged by a blogger gf, Carol on her My Doraemon Pocket Part 2 entry, now it's my turn to present the full report of my purse post-mortem! Ngeh..ngeh.. before progressing further, I have to tell you that once upon a time, I used to sumbat almost everything inside my tortured purse. My ex use to complain  that for a small lady like me, what's the point of carrying an oversize purse. Did I put bricks inside it too? Well, seeing that I buried lots of handbag corpses, I've learned to downsize my purse. Bit by bit for that matters. Now, without further ado..here it is:

My bargain Carlo Rino purse. I love the color, it's a mixed of dark brown and maroon colors with lots of compartments and an adjustable strap. Plus, I love the quirky little duckie chain :-)

the inside..

what did I sumbat inside?
1. make up bag
2. my wallet (been using it like 8 years now!)
3. comb
4. an oversized sunnies
5. dettol wet wipes
6. pocket tissues (it's a must, can't live without it!)
7. medicines (panadol acti-fast and some ubat gastrik)
8. umbrella (yes, we have crazy weather here!)
9. my instant coffee fix, Nescafe (hahahaha, unbelievable right?)
10. Protex hand sanitizer (I use this everytime I exited the public toilet)
11. sun block
12. women's second bestfriend: pantyliner. You never know when that bendera merah flags you!
13. little red coin purse (a gift from my former boss' wife. She bought me this during their trip to Taiwan. I love its Mandarin details)
14. pen & organizer
15. small pocket mirror (ha!)
16. Eclipse sugarfree mints
17. paper strip sprayed with  perfume - utk kasi wangi purse hehehe (my visit to Parkson G @ Wawasan Plaza always resulted in this!)
18. hair clip
19. house & office keys
20. hp charger
21. portable usb wire

....and where's my mobile phone? Not in the pic 'cause I took the post-mortem pics using my mobile.

what's inside the make-up bag..

1. MAC blusher (i'm a huge fan of MAC cosmetics!)
2. eyebrow kit
3. MAC compact power
4. some eyeshadow kit
5. Shiseido eyelash curler (I have  cucur atap eyelashes and this does magic!)
6. mascara
7. gel eyeliner kit
8. Vaseline lip balm
9. lipsticks, lip gloss & lip crayon (in various shades!)
10. lip brush
11. pencil eyeliner
12. mini blusher brush
13. a thumb drive (eh, I even campaked this inside the make-up bag? tsk..tsk..)
14. tweezer
15. a small scissor? (for what?!)
16. nail clipper
17. Garnier brightening eye roll-on
18. face blotter strips (for my shiny t-zone!)
19. a mini bottle of lotion

So, there you have it! Amazing what you can find in a woman's purse, right? That after I downsized mine..tsk..tsk..tsk..

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Gaya Street Christmas Carnival: 14th-17th Dec 2010

OK, I know..I mentioned in my previous entry that I'd be 'stripping naked' my handbag but I feel that this is something that I am pleased to share with Christians in Sabah or KK people in general. I visited the Sabah Tourism website and I am really happy that a Christmas Carnival in Gaya Street, KK is included in the December event!

Quoting the website:

Gaya Christmas Carnival

Date : 14 - 17 December 2010

"The Star of Great Joy" is the theme of the 2010 celebration that will be held at Gaya Street from 7:00pm to 10:00pm. Organised by the Kota Kinabalu City Hall and the Sabah Council of Churches, the event will include colourful stage performances by various churches, organisations and special invited guests.

Over 170 charity and hawker stalls will be erected along the street, making it an ideal venue to scout for a wide selection of items such as food, inexpensive gifts, festive decorations and handicrafts. The Deputy Chief Minster of Sabah, Datuk Seri Panglima Joseph Pairin Kitingan, is expected to launch the festivity on the first night. 

Further Information

Organiser : Kota Kinabalu City Hall and the Sabah Council of Churches
Telephone : +6088 265816 / 265817
Email Contact : gcc2010@ccc.org.my

So, people..if you don't wanna miss out the carnival or if you're happen to be in town, do check out the carnival and enjoy the carolling performances and the various stalls. I'm pretty sure you'll find something interesting! Some of the previous carnival pictures can be viewed here - mysabah.com: Gaya Street Christmas Carnival (I don't have own picture as this will be the first time that I'd be attending)

'till next post!


Saturday, December 4, 2010

I'm in Christmas spirit..

..and I love December!

My hols will start from Dec 24th 2010 until Jan 3rd, 2011!

Balik kampung will be the main agenda.

Methinks, there goes my diet plan, what with all those makanan kampung! who can tahan from indulging oneself from those delicious makanan? Will I ever be back to my original/ideal weight??

Meantimes, I am this excited:

Donning that Santa's hat, which I have put one in my office. Gonna start wearing it around the office, next Monday onwards! :)

Ooo..Christsmas Tree @ 1Borneo Hypermall, KK.  Just couldn't tahan myself not to pose in front of it. Hey, everyone is also doing the same.. hehehe :P

Til next post.. I think it's gonna be about this:


Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Adios to my old room

Thanks for sheltering me for the past 7 months, albeit it's a bit of a love-hate relationship. Of course, I'll miss having all those 'kitchens' just  a few stairs down but that's okay because I'm now currently on a mission of getting my old shape/weight back after heaping on those extra kgs and adding extra love handles. Ha!

Packing up was easy because most of my stuffs are either still inside boxes or my big luggage! I didn't bother to unpack, I just fished out whatever clothes that I'd be wearing that day and with some quick ironing, voila, I was ready to go! That's the sum of my 7 months life with you. Nah, I ain't gonna miss you.

To tell you the truth, dear old room, your replacement is much better. Much more airy and spacey, enough for two persons. I'm also given free reins to invite whomever I like with no extra charges! I mean, how cool is that? It's even closer to my sister's house, that I could just holler out her name. My new room of course is still in a mess now, what with all those barang2 but once they're sorted out, it's gonna be good. Well, it could use a new coat of paint though because I don't really fancy the current one. Not really into that orangy-peachy combo. I prefer the shades of soft lilac..

So, adios my old room. You have served me well but no, I've always known that we won't be together for long.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

A Sunset Outing With My Sister..

Above picture is of me and my big sister (so does her expanding waistline! I'm gonna be an aunt for the third time!) When we were kids, there wasn't a single day gone by without us fighting. When I say fighting, it's translated as 'screaming matches, nose bleeding, fists and kicks'! I am not kidding..my slightly crooked nose is a testament of her tempers! Miraculously, it had all changed when we were in our teenage years. The fightings stopped and the peace in our house restored, much to our Mama's delights. We became closer, traded our secrets and most importantly, it seemed that our roles are reversed, with me acting like more of a big sister and  her confidante (til now). 

This entry is dedicated solely to my sister, Wean. May her life be blessed..

at a gathering...

Sabah International Exhibition (Oct 2010) @ 1Borneo Hypermall, KK

that's a real orang utan, albeit a dead preserved ones @ Sabah Forestry 's booth

with her hubby, Jason. Yeah, he's supertall..

one of the hundreds of booth at the exhibition and why should you name your coffee product as kopi batang? obviously, this is for men!

taking a break at Novotel hotel's lounge

no ice cream for me, only coffee please!

tidak sama, tidak serupa..people always say: "you two are sisters? hard to believe that.."

me and my tan skin..

driving towards the city centre.  my shot inside the moving car..

'twas a clear and sunny day..

my amateurish shot of the new mosque @ Likas

my favorite place in KK, sunset-gazing @ Jesselton Point. Traded my WOMD with flats. I don't have Victoria Beckham's tenacity of doing some walkabout in heels!

taken by my bro-in-law, Jason the wannabe paparazzi  :P

enjoying the cool breezes..

shooting the sunset with my mobile phone

and the outcome is this..

I love taking candid pictures of people, you could capture the moment and the nuances of the surroundings..

laki bini enjoying the sunset...

my favourite pic, the lovey dovey laki bini. shot this secretly without them knowing. 

this bloke is a regular here. We chatted him up and according to him, you could cast your line here with a cost of RM10 per entry. Your catches is your own business..either throw  them back to the sea or bawa balik rumah, kasi guring pun sodaaap!.. :P

if only life's like this, everyday *sighs*

Sunset @ Jesselton Point, KK is undeniably breathtaking. Whenever time permits, I'd always be there...and I will never get tired of it..

That's why I love KK :)

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

When at night (The Cleopatra of Minyak Batu)

My housemate (she occupies the room next to mine) has these weird habits.

At exactly 8.30pm, she goes to bed.

Prior to that, the smell of  the potent 'minyak batu / minyak urut' will be wafting out from her room (simultaneously, I'd be wrinkling my long suffering nose!)

Then, I'll be hearing this 'cling..cling..cling' sounds (I guess she's shaking up the roaches repellent spray can)

Adds up the 'pissshhh, pisshhh' sounds from the roaches repellent spray can,  and the smell that emanating from her room is enough to give me million migraines (yeah, I know. I'm exaggerating here..)

Then, she switches off the light. Quiet now, save from the the whizzing sounds of the ceiling fan. I guess she's off to dreamland..

In the morning, I will be smelling coffee (I have no issue in regards of this one!)


Comes nightfall, the whole circle is repeated...

Does she suffer from chronic arthritis? I doubt that because she looks quite robust and a bit on the chubby side. So, why does she shroud herself as the Cleopatra of Minyak Batu?

Still, my nose continues to suffer..every night at that!

Friday, November 5, 2010

5 Island Cruise - Oct 29th, 2010

So, that was the first of many months since I had myself a vacation! Really, the last time I allowed myself some 'wanderings' is seems like eons ago! So, when my bestie decided to come down to KK, she suggested that island cruise and it was so much fun!

The morning of the excursion, we were fetched by the travel agent's van at Le Meridien Hotel approximately at 8.30am.  It was a bit cloudy that day, prior to a quite heavy rain the night before. However, it did nothing to dampen our excitement, of course! We chose Tanjung Aru Travel & Tours as our travel guide that day. They have quite a lot of interesting packages but in the end, we opted for the Five Island Cruise package. Initially, my bestie and I were the only tourists who booked the package but upon reaching the marina, we were joined by a couple from Hong Kong (Joe & Cindy). They were quite friendly and we did get along nicely during the duration of the trip. Thank god for that :) It will be quite a nightmare if you're on vacation with tantrum-throwing people. I had quite a nasty experience with a ' demonic killjoy tourist' before and it was such an unpleasant experience!

Enough about story-telling, I'll let the pictures do the talking.. :)

Beach Bum @ The Marina. It's next to Shang-ri la Tg Aru Beach Hotel

Me & my bestie, CT

...and off we sailed!

Isn't she's pretty as flower?

pity, the sea wasn't crystal clear due to the constant rain..

posing happily with the couple from HK, Joe and Cindy

doing the 'berjemur macam orang putih' thingy @ Sapi Island. Padahal, kulit sudah pun tan sediakala, mwahahaha!

Manukan Island

candid shot of my bestie, drawing the heart..

almost there...

finally, done!

a picture is never complete without the 'melompat' thingy..


our guide of the day, Anderson, chanelling Jason Mraz with that ukulele

Joe, trying his  best ukulele pose..in a swimming brief :P

Yugari-san, the petite ukulele artist from Japan. Btw, her myspace is http://www.myspace.com/yagiringo

serenading us with her 'Beer Song" a.k.a Kampai

Bro Blues @ Sapi Island. He told us that he's gonna show his prized pet to us. We were like, eh? Someone keeps a pet in the island? In what variety?

this variety..it's the unofficial mascot of the island: BIAWAK!  There was even a  small wild boar but the creature ran away before I manage to capture it (it's not a pet, this is some wild animal in the island)

...but couldn't see anything! 

I love this picture. Her coloring and the rock wall is such a perfect combo!

mwahahahaha, what a tacky picture!

pretty as picture, aren't they?

bringing a whole new meanings to 'sand, sea, play and umbrella under a tree' WOW! 

Joe and Cindy..

A painful token from Manukan Island, caused by the undersea coral reef. Believe me, wound and the salty sea are the perfect combos for 'tears got in your eyes'. The lifeguard boy sprayed something on it and the stinging pain made me howled like a madwoman!   

the much loved water sport: Banana Boat! initially, we wanted to ride it at Sapi Island but a lot of people too wanted some rides. In the end, our guide suggested us to ride it back at the marina.

off we went, and the result?

..was this! thrown head-first into the sea!

the Flyfish ride

believe me, this thing is quite 'bikin takut' for scaredy-cat person. The gathering speed of the boat will make the thing standing up all the way to its tail, resulting its riders to..

again, be thrown like rag dolls into the sea! I  got a cricked neck, sore legs and arms, swallowed  some mouth-full of  the sea cocktail and basically body aches! However, it's a fun water sport! Worth the pain, really! :)

Another one of my favorite shot..taken at Sapi Island.

Oh,  I failed to mention one thing. I loved the BBQ lunch we had at Sapi Island! Especially the soft-shell crab, super yummy!

So readers, if you fancy some tropical island in the sun vacay, do check our islands..

As for me, next island getaway is maybe Mabul Island in Semporna? Oh god, that'll be heaven on earth!


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