Friday, December 14, 2012

How to do sexy, mysterious feline flick!

Saw this video at dailymail.co.uk. This according to Kate Moss' make-up artist, Charlotte Tilbury. It's very easy actually.

Now, let's go doing some experiments. Just follow these tricks, and voila, you'd be the belle mysterieuse of the ball!



Easy peasy, no?

XOXO

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

The Dumb Side of Photoshop!

Photo courtesy of Elle UK
For a tiny bombshell, looking like a goddess at a ripe age of 44 is not a small feat! Botox aside, who can dispute that lush figure of hers? She has that ideal type of a body that I envy. Petite, slim yet curvy at the right places! However much I love that January 2013 edition of Elle UK, what the hell happened to Ms. Minogue's left leg????!  Where did it go? This is a bloody photoshop blunder! I mean, tweaking the imperfections is still forgivable but why made her looked like an amputee? Unless she has the ability to sit like an osteomalacia sufferer. Or maybe she's a contortionist!

Yep, I think I sound like a total high school bitch but bitch please, she's already gorgeous as it is. No need to photoshop her within an inch of her life til she loses that hot kicker of hers! We still need her "Spinning Around" legs, thank you very much!

Tsk..tsk..tsk..

Monday, December 3, 2012

Ayam Penyet

I have acquired a taste for Ayam Penyet dishes! Basically, ayam penyet is an Indonesian dish consisting of fried chicken seasoned with spices and served with steamed rice, spicy sambal, fried tofu, fried tempe and vegetables.  Here's the picture:



Picture courtesy of: Deal's Navigator

So, given my penchant for ayam penyet, I bought a voucher (set meal for 4) at Groupon Malaysia for a price of RM25! A real nice bargain, I must say. You can also buy the package for 2 all at  RM16! 
The participating outlet (in KK) for this package is Koki Bandung Restaurant, located at Alamesra, opposite 1Borneo Hypermall. 

Wanna see my voucher? Here it is:


I bought the package for 4 people. Enough for me, my two sisters and my brother-in-law.  They've been hounding me forever for ayam penyet treat and well, I've finally granted their wish!  Voucher redeemable from Dec 12th til Feb 12th.

Yay...nom nom nom..


Friday, November 30, 2012

A nearly forgotten letter that I wrote to an editor

I was clearing old emails from my gmail account this morning. At the bottom of the inbox, I came across with a copy of my letter, written to an editor of an independent online journal (newsletter) based in Sabah. The editor had sent me a copy of my published letter.

Wow, it was nearly three years ago and it's still in my inbox. How time flies!

Here's a copy of that letter:


Dear Editor,

I'm writing in response to Lonely Sabahan's article,. Please Listen to Sabahan Voice

The writer echoes my sentiment, totally. I am also a Sabahan, moonlighting in KL. Often times, I came across with not only prejudicial sentiments but also the common assumption of Sabah being a backward place. I personally experienced one incident which had totally left me feeling flabbergasted. I was riding a cab going to work when this cab driver asked me about where I came from. I dully answered that I'm a Sabahan. Upon reaching my workplace, I was about to reach for my wallet (for the required fare) when he suddenly asked me: Miss, can I have Sabah currency? I was totally taken aback and to say that my jaw went slack off was a total understatement! I quickly clarified to this cab driver: Uncle, Sabah is a part of Malaysia too. We're Malaysian and we use the Ringgit currency too. To which he replied: "ohhh" I am at loss of word because, looking at the cab driver, he didn't look like someone who is totally clueless. His English was quite good, albeit spoken in Manglish (Malaysian English)

My point is: How far behind are we in terms of development? It doesn't take some rocket scientists to figure that out. Even some of the moderately educated people of West Malaysia have this 'cocktail mixed up of geographical and nationalism facts' muddled in their heads. As the only Sabahan in my workplace, it's a normal occurrence. Some of them think that KK is in Sarawak and I have to remind them all the time that 'no, you got that wrong. KK is Sabah's capital while Kuching is Sarawak's.

Yes, it's an undisputed fact that Sabah is painfully lagging in terms of job employment opportunities. Oh, there are jobs but given the fact that most of them offered with relatively low paychecks! This of course, as we all know, has prompted the young generations (including myself) to make a cross over to WM to seek greener pastures. However, it's still come out as a rude shock, well at least to me. Living in the metropolitan city of KL is a stressful affair. The high rates of rental properties combined with equally high living expenses tend to slash a huge chunk off your monthly salary. After settling the basic living expenses necessities, where does that leave us? Yes, it's depressing...

That's why, after spending 6 odd years in KL, I now have finally came to a decision of leaving KL for good. It has been a 6-year long of stressful living, at least for me. The euphoric feelings when I first set my feet here have now dulled to a 'been-there-done-that' feeling. However, having said that, I do not mean to discourage young people to try out their luck in WM. After all, some of them are young, fresh and newly graduated and what choice do they have in Sabah? Employment is a big issue here. Our 'home' is still, most parts are underdeveloped whereas, young generations crave for job stabilities. The only logical choice is to cross the South China Sea.

As for me, goodbye WM. I came to KL as a young adult, but I'm coming back to my beloved Sabah a matured person. I had my fill of metropolitan life, learned to be independent, collected some valuable lessons in life and now I'm proud to say that all the city glitters have simply failed to compete with the 'black-outs' cities, towns and kampungs of Sabah. It will be hard to start over again but I will cross the bridge when I reach it.

From,
The Wandering Sumandak

Note: At a million years ago, this humble blog of mine was named thewanderingsumandak.blogspot.com.  Well, since I'm not a restless vagabond anymore, I had long since changed it to enniebelle :-)

Reading this copy of letter, I could't help but felt a bit nostalgic. I left behind some treasured friends and bittersweet memories behind, amidst the wild concrete jungles of KL. But, I'm happy to say that I've made peace with my old wandering soul. 

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Why I Think Skinny Models In Fashion Are a Problem



Why?


This of course from own opinion. I don't give a shit to those fanatical Ana Wintours & Rachel Zoes of the world, where having thousands of dollars worth designer clothes and accessories clinging precariously off those emaciated shell of human bodies are deemed as friggin' high fashion. The way I see it, it's obscene and disgusting. In my opinion, skinny fashion is an ugly parody of those people ridden with famine and malnutrition.

Yes, I love fashion myself. I follow the current trends, I flick on fashion magazines. I look at what famous celebrities are wearing. I read fashion blogs although I tend to go for street style fashion. Why? Because street style fashion is easy. You don't have to break your bank account to achieve a hip, cool and trendy street styles.

Back to skinny models. I don't get why all these fashion designers are making skinny clothes. They are bent on clothing the skinny people. Do they think that only skinny people roam this planet? People are born in shapes and sizes. However, normal sizes people more or less dominate the entire population. Of course, I'm not saying over-weight people are normal. What I do believe is your weight should balance your BMI for health reasons. Unless you're born naturally skinny, then I don't have to debate on that. I have problem with people with perfectly healthy and balanced weights/BMIs starve themselves to death in order to fit themselves inside skinny clothes. People, especially the young are trying to emulate those bags of bones on the fashion runways and glossy magazines.

When this happens, it creates worrying health problems. Skeletal models died because of eating disorders. Why? Because their modelling agents are pressuring them to embark in extreme dieting, otherwise they'll lose jobs and profits. Some are surviving on liquid diet, while others turn to drugs and nicotine. Now, designers, they don't want normal people as their clothes horses. Even slim models are too fat. In their dictionary, you're a model when your rib cage, collarbones and hip bones are razor sharp. You're a model when your sunken cheeks can rival the Grand Canyon, when your limbs are as thin as needles. These fashion people keep on advocating skinny cultures while the mere mortals keep on struggling to follow the skinny trends. The results? It wrecks havoc on people's health. Even normal size people struggle with their body images. Not to mention the psychological impacts are often times devastating. When people hate their bodies, they abuse it. The consequences? Often fatal. I read countless cases of people losing their loved ones because of eating disorders.

However, I'm encouraged that more and more fashion houses, designers and modelling agents are turning their backs on skinny trends. Hooray to them!

That, my fellow normal size comrade, is a start.

Friday, October 12, 2012

Karnival Wanita Sabah 2012, 13th Oct 2012


Hey ladies,

Time for us to unwind and expand our social circles in a very, very fun and enjoyable backdrop! Come and join the party. This Saturday, 13th October 2012, 8.15am - 10am at Wisma Wanita, Likas off Jalan Tuaran, KK.

ADMISSION IS TOTALLY FREE. Isn't that cool?


Image pilfered from Facebook (Joanna Lye)
See you there!

Monday, October 8, 2012

Ada Apa Dengan "Relationship?"

In the wider spectrum of things, let's talk about romantic relationship. I had today been a privy to several romantic relationships. Of people that I know of intimately or some passing acquaintances. Some are currently in the stage of an early relationship, while for some, let's just say they have passed the honeymoon stages. While time is not a factor when you're in a romantic relationship, they have one thing in common - being neglected by the partner.  Even to an old singleton as yours truly, oh I know just the feeling. Why, my last serious relationship ended like a million years ago. Why? Because of neglects. I did all the works and trimmings while my ex, let's just say, he was a taker, not a giver. So, we played this 'Liz and Dick Games' for a while but eventually, it became so tiresome. I was no longer interested in the game. I wanted out and well, here I am.

Well, I'm not a bloody shrink nor a relationship coach. Definitely not a Swami-ji, nor a Love Guru. What I learned about relationships are merely from my own personal take and experiences. From other people's relationships. God knows, the entire planet is sucking it up. Every seconds, there are newborn babies, new love, new engagements, new marriages, new divorces, and finally deaths. Then the cycles are repeated again and again. That's the way our universe is shaped. It's predestined. It's preordained.

So, what makes a successful relationship? I'm not saying about a perfect relationship cause there's no such thing as perfect relationship. If you believe it so, I suggest you to go and bang your head off to the nearest, available concrete! Cynical, right? But it's the bloody truth.

These are my definition of relationship:

"Relationship is not a "Going Dutch" thing. It's an investment of your time, your dedication, your care, your thought, your attitude, your energy and your love to a partner. If you're investing in a relationship, make sure you are prepared to make a fool out of yourself, to dwell with silliness, hormonal bitchiness, psychotic behavior, unreasonable demands and NEVER succumb to forbidden temptation!
Having said that, relationship is NOT your meal ticket, to consume your partner until what remains is an empty husk of his/her soul."

In the end, whenever I'm in a relationship, I do my best to keep my end of the bargain. Of course, I'll be flawed but if I do love someone, I'll be damned if I let him go without some fight. Fight for your love and never, ever neglect your loved ones. 

Signing off now. Ciao! 
:-)

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Animal Welfare Awareness Concert

Hello KKians,

Just want to pass some love around. Read on....  :-)

*I do not write nor own the following article/image

Start Date : October 5, 2012
End Date : October 5, 2012
Time : 2:00 pm to11:00 pm
Phone : 012-8011979, 012-8181979, 016-8813308
Email :valiantevent@gmail.com
Location : 
KDCA Hall, Jalan penampang, Kota Kinabalu




CAMPAIGN EXHIBITION

The exhibitions will start at 2pm until 8pm on 5th October 2012 with participations by

BORNEO CONSERVATION TRUST (BCT) – adopted as our Co-Organiser

- adoption of conservation project

SABAH WILDLIFE DEPARTMENT (SWD)

- up-close with wildlife animal

- wildlife department functions and programs

ENVIRONMENTAL ACTION CENTRE (EAC)

-promotion of environmentally friendly culture

                               
SPCA, KK

-fund raising and membership drive programs

THE GREEN CONNECTION

-campaign against SHARK FINNING

-aqua-animal campaign and awareness

BORNEAN SUN BEAR CONSERVATION CENTRE

-awareness and fund-raising campaign



Official launching will be held at 2.30pm with special invitations extended to the students of schools in and around Kota Kinabalu.

CONCERT: 6.30 P.M. Until 11.00 P.M.

Featuring Acts:

-opening acts by sjk chung hwa kk

-performance by appy

-4ag grunge band from kk

-popular local kadazan artist clarice john matta

-the ariez band "grunge band

-animal dance theme by the bodycare events

-choral speaking presentation by students of srk st. francis convent school

-percussion band "rhyth of borneo"

-local sabah artist janrywine

-special appearance by "one nation emcee"

Organized by

Organized by Melinda Angus
valiant events & entertainment ,
Sunny Garden
Tel: 012-8011979, 012-8181979, 016-8813308
Email: valiantevent@gmail.com
Come, let's give and spread some love around, hmmmmm?
XoXo

Monday, August 13, 2012

The Duke & Duchess of Cambridge To Visit Sabah!

My fellow countrymen and countrywomen, especially the Sabah folks!  There's an exciting news coming to town this September!

Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. Image courtesy of www.unicef.org.uk

The Royal Couple's visit to Sabah is being drafted in conjunction with Queen Elizabeth's Diamond Jubilee! I was, of course in a "hah?" mode when several of my friends posted and tweeted about this oncoming visit on Facebook and Twitter! However, I have since believed it as I got to read  and saw the screen shot about this Royal Couple's impending visit via local paper and Malaysia's very own News Straits Time. It was announced by the St. James Palace and tweeted by Nikesh Mehta, Caunsellor (Foreign Policy & Security) at the British High Commission in KL.

Excerpts from NST online:

The St James Palace announced that Prince William and Duchess Kate will arrive in Singapore on Sept 11, moving on to here and Sabah, before flying to the Solomon Islands.
According to a Twitter post by Nikesh Mehta, Counsellor (Foreign Policy and Security) at the British High Commission here, the couple are expected to have an audience with the Yang di-Pertuan Agong as well as meet Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak and paying a visit to a local charity.

Read more: William and Kate to visit Malaysia - General - New Straits Times http://www.nst.com.my/nation/general/william-and-kate-to-visit-malaysia-1.119267#ixzz23OBGwuSH

from Bernama:

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 15 (Bernama) -- The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are scheduled to make an official visit to Malaysia in 2012.

The British High Commission in Kuala Lumpur in a statement Thursday said that Prince William and Duchess Kate's visit would be part of a series of overseas visits by members of the British royal family throughout the Diamond Jubilee year, marking 60 years of the Queens's reign.

Futher details of the visit will be announced in due course.

-- BERNAMA


They are expected to visit Sabah from 13th to 15th September 2012.  Just curious, will there be any parade in town? I said: WOWZER!

P/S: To those trolls in FB who are busy lambasting and labeling Sabah as backward, hick and hillbilly, well, take this! Okay, we don't have LRT nor highway tolls but yes, we do travel via cars and planes. And yes, we have baldi, malls, McDonald's, KFCs, Pizza Huts, Starbucks, Coffee Beans, GSCs, and all those normal things that you can find in KL. We're not treetops people either. Come to Sabah and see for yourself, ok? Only then you can pass judgement. Peace and yes, start learning your own country. Meantime, we, the people of Sabah, are eagerly waiting and anticipating Your Royal Highness, Duke & Duchess of Cambridge's visit.  Welcome and selamat datang...

Saturday, August 11, 2012

The Diving Mermaid: Pandelela Rinong Pamg

Congratulations, Pandelela on winning the bronze medal for the Women: Diving 10m Final in London Olympic 2012! You've made your country proud and the whole Malaysia is celebrating! Winning a medal and creating history is incredible but to compete in the highest level of sports such as this, is already a true class act! May you continue making history and best of luck in your future games!

Sources: Google


Image courtesy of: Facebook (Pandelela Rinong_Official)

The moment of glory (source from Youtube: Olympic official channel)



Incredible, just incredible.

Meanwhile, we are rejoicing..

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

J'aime David Guetta!

This Frenchman is currently a hot property! His crafty collaborations with the world's music magnates made him a force to be reckoned with. Commanding more than USD200K per gig, which he pretty much does as a 'one man show' (He prefers jetting around the world without entourages) and estimated net worth at  USD25mil, that's a sick amount of money!

Off all his records, my personal fave is this:




Well, Monsieur Guetta, don't ever stop making records :)

P/s: I trawled Youtube, and I found this surprisingly great cover of the above song by a band (Moorehouse) from New Zealand!



Niiiiiiceeee!

Thursday, July 12, 2012

NSFW: ESPN's Body Issue

Yowzerrrrrr...it's Olympic sports year, so the ESPN magazine has come up with a hot Body Issue, well, in their own interpretation: to celebrate human's body. A slew of athletes have bared themselves 'to celebrate human's body' as they put it.

Here, take a look:

The statuesque Slovakian tennis beauty: Daniela Hantuchova

Fit ladies...

Cleverly concealed, eh? The hunky American football star, New England Patriots' Rob Gronkowski and NBA's Tyson Chandler
Hanging down all his inhabitant  loose! Batting it out with Toronto Blue Jay, Jose Bautista. Well, this here is one hell of a  body . FIT!
Well, you wanna see the rest of The Bodies? Go grab yourself a copy of the new issue! I wonder, if it's available here in Malaysia, eh? Maybe Singapore has it.. XD


*Images courtesy of ESPN

Friday, June 29, 2012

Bargain Hunting

I love bargain hunting. I don't really emphasize on clothing/accessories brands. Be it designer brands or those found in flea markets, I love them all! Nowadays, I tend to buy clothes that can be worn without worrying whether in years to come, they'll be out of trends. I love simple cut and silhouette, simple yet chic, boho chic and yes, VINTAGE! I'm a huge fan of vintage fashion :)

Tadaaaa....!


Retro sunglasses from Vincci, RM23.00 


Sandals:  L-R, Bata RM20.00, Vincci RM24.90



Tunic dress with lace embroidery, RM35.00 (discounted price  @ 69.90)


Maxi dress by Cotton On, RM69.00

Lace dress with tassel sash & tulle hemline, RM65.00

Grey vest dress, RM25.90

What say you? Lovely bargains, yes? 

Ciao..

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Parhelion: Twins Sun Effect

I have the luck of seeing this phenomenon today. It happened around late afternoon today (27th June 2012). I was coincidentally outside of my office building complex with several of my colleagues when this appeared in the sky!


Well, that was me...and my office building

Nice, eh?


Getting darker..

What causes this twins sun effect or also known as sun dog or its scientific name parhelion? You might get the answer HERE :)

Another one of our galaxy's mystery, no? On the other hand, I am thankful for being able to witness such beautiful phenomenon.

Now, don't you go around downloading my pictures and sharing them around, preaching about "this is the sign of judgment day, armageddon thingy". I may be a bible philistine but I do believe in God and I'm not a fanatic.

Ciao..

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

NSFW: Shia La'Buff's Full Frontal Nude Experiment

Gone was the scruffy kid with explosive and unruly curls in the movie Holes, the kid from Disney's Even Stevens, the let-me-save-the-world Transformers hero and NOW, let's welcome the new Shia LaBouf. Shia LaBouf The Dancer, naked as jaybird.  He bares all in a new experimental dance film for an Icelandic indie band, called Sigur Ros. The band's piano instrumental called Fjogur Piano MV portrays Shia and another woman as locked up in tangled with violent, destructive addiction and dark desire relationships. Both actors went on full-frontal nude. Well, what can I say? From a woman's point of view, I think Shia and Daniel Radclife's West End, Equus are up for competition. Dang, I feel like a pervert!  Plus, Shia LaBouf is not exactly a shy, retiring type no?  After all, this MV is readily available on Youtube.

I'll leave you to it:



Not too shabby, eh?

P.S: Uh huhhhh...the video has been taken off by EMI. Sorry guys, you have to dig the internet for the video. You might try to YT Sigur Ros. Last time I checked, their official YT account does have this video. Good luck!

Oh, right, for only about several seconds, you'll get to see his weewee but it's not in HD..(Errr, am I still in pervert mood?) Tee hee..



Monday, June 18, 2012

Short To Shorter & The Nightshirt/Comfy Shirt

Well, I finally cut off my hair. My long hair was beginning to bankrupt me, what with a big bottle of shampoo and roughly two tubes of hair conditioner every month! Hair care is not cheap! Not counting the amount of time I spent just primping and preening! Besides, the crazy and hot weather keeps on grating on my nerves and my hair's constantly plastered on my neck. Shorter hair: easy peasy maintenance!

And, the other day, I went to Suria Sabah. F.O.S was having a warehouse sale. I saw this Chelsea FC jersey (Well, I'm a fan teeheee) and it was being sold at RM15 apiece. What a bargain because the original price was much more expensive, I think, it's over a hundred ringgit. Unfortunately, they only came in XL and L sizes. I said to myself, OK, it's cheap and it's big. What could I possibly do with it? Oh well, I'll just turn it into a nighshirt or a comfy shirt while 'lepaking' at home.


So, there you have it. Me with my newly shorn off locks and my Chelsea Comfy Shirt :)

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Kota Kinabalu Arcus Cloud Porn Frenzy Day

Date:  12th June, 2012
Time:  0900hrs- 1030hrs
Location:  Sabah & Labuan

The popular talk among Sabahans and Labuan folks yesterday was the CLOUD!  In fact, people really got into sharing frenzies of the pictures in Facebook and Twitter.  In my case, the moment I shared the pictures in my FB page, within minutes and hours they were shared around about hundreds of times over. I was bombared with friend requests, tag requests and people messaged me constantly. While five of the pictures are mine, several of them aren't.  Just like everyone else, my sources were from Twitter and Facebook. I do not know who were the original uploaders and all I can say is they aren't mine to claim.

Ok, never mind about that. Just what it was that made my people got frothy on the mouth about these picture of clouds?   While in US, arcus cloud is a common occurrence especially in a twister and hurricane attack prone states, you have to understand that Sabah is relatively sheltered from the major typhoons. Hence, it's nickname as The Land Below The Wind. But, at the rate of world's crazy weather is going, the nickname might have to be scrapped off.

What is arcus cloud? According to Wikipedia, aarcus cloud is a low, horizontal cloud formation. Roll clouds and shelf clouds are the two types of arcus clouds. A shelf cloud is usually associated with the leading edge of thunderstorm outflows;  roll clouds are usually formed by outflows of cold air from sea breezes or cold fronts in the absence of thunderstorms


Let's just make it simple without all those scientific jargons eh? Just storm clouds then.


Here are some pictures:




View from my office window around 09.30am, near Jalan UMS, Kota Kinabalu
5 minutes after the above image


Here are pictures from various accounts of people in Facebook and Twitter:


                                                               Source:  Facebook - Marina Court, Kota Kinabalu. 


Source: Facebook - Marina Court, Kota Kinabalu


                                                   Source: Facebook - Penampang

                                             Source: Facebook (Ankol Tom) - Tamparuli


                                                   Source: Facebook - Kolombong, Kota Kinabalu

Here's a picture of the storm cloud in Labuan:

                                                                      Source: Twitter. Amazing, isn't it? 

Well, there you have it. Because it's an out of the blue phenomenon, people around town are kind of awed yet feeling a little touch of 'it's the sign of armageddon' judging from the conversations in Facebook. For me, it's one of mother nature's wonder and I'm lucky to be able to see and experienced it.

Here's the picture of the aftermath, from my own coffer: 

                                                        Out of my office window, again 

                                                                  Out in the driveway

                                 By the roadside, near Alamesra and 1Borneo, Kota Kinabalu




End of the cloud story.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Event: RockFest Marathon III 2012 - Concert For The Environment

Hello my fellow KKians!

Got anything planned for your July calender? If not, then why don't you head up to this exciting event and support our eco-green crusade?

Info as seen on the organizer's Facebook account:

Image courtesy of  http://mygmgmedia.com/rockfest/

WHAT IS THIS EVENT ALL ABOUT?ROCKFEST MARATHON III 2012 - Concert For The Environment" is all about DRUG FREE and ENVIRONMENTALLY AWARE GENERATION.

AWARENESS AND EMPOWERMENTThe main purpose of ‘Rockfest Marathon III 2012 - Concert For The Environment" is to convey a strong message and to prove that we can lead by example.



It is the gathering of the tribes from all musical backgrounds rock, contemporary, metal,alternatives to blues. The other main purpose is to showcase our local musical talents through the freedom of expression.
It is the gathering of the tribes from all musical backgrounds rock, contemporary, metal,alternatives to blues. The other main purpose is to showcase our local musical talents through the freedom of expression.



Through freedom of expression and music as the vehicle we empower our next generation to spread the message of:-


1. Drug Free Society
2. To Implant Responsibility and Awareness To Save This Planet
3. Advocate and Educate our future generation about our environmental issues.


For more info, go to: https://www.facebook.com/RockFestKK?sk=info or visit their website at: http://mygmgmedia.com/rockfest/

Well, I am going and I got me this :)


Hey, they are giving away 500 free tickets. Just go to their website and fill up a form. Ajak semua kawan-kawan korang isi ramai-ramai. You and your friends can rock together.

See ya!

Monday, June 11, 2012

The Ditched Life. Well, almost...


For someone who used to bar-hop during those wretched years spent in KL, returning to KK was a far cry from my former life. While I was in KL, guzzling down alcoholic drinks during weekdays pretty much summed it up. The normal practice would be partying from the early evening and staggered back home the next day after. The security people down my apartment complex had gotten used to our ‘itineraries’.  Having our carpark space next to their security post was, as far as the tenant’s information goes, of course more than sufficient.

After returning to Sabah for good, that was middle of 2010, I finally resolved myself as a born again novice when it comes to clubbing scene.  Gone were the days of staggering home with mussed up hair and make-up, walking barefoot with shoes toed off, lying in abandoned inside the car and no more binge-drinking  taking precedent to a much abused whole year round body.  No more passing out hugging the toilet bowl. If you ask me now whether I’d still be able to withstand the onslaught of alcohol in my system,  I seriously doubt it. To be exact, I’ve been sober for nearly two and a half years now.  Well, to begin with, I’m not an alcoholic junkie. I drank a lot, but luckily I wasn’t hooked on it 24/7. I didn’t suffer from withdrawal syndrome and I am perfectly calm and nonchalant when I walk by the wine corner at supermarkets. I do enjoy wine. I drink it while at home or picnics or during family gatherings.  I was a binge-drinker. That much I admit.

In all fairness, nightlife in KK is not one we can call boring.  In the city centre, there are a number of watering holes to sink yourself into, to spend a chunk of your monthly wages off.  To call forth your Twitter/Facebook friends for the catching-up and socializing in the flesh.  I remember one time back in late 2010. After attending an event at Le Meridien Hotel, my friends practically frog-marched me to BED, where people from every walk of life in KK congregate.  At a relatively cheap cover charge, anyone can squeeze themselves in. But of course, drinks prices in this establishment are not cheap!  One thing for sure, this club is always jam packed, especially during weekends.  The locals, the tourist, the immigrants, the hookers – all converged into one.  From the moment I stepped inside, the familiar tobacco fumes practically gave me cardiac arrest. Jostling with sweaty bodies, toes got stepped on, boobs getting grazed with various peoples’ anatomies (and some louts copping a feel at my bottoms) while on stage, some mad Filipino band shrieking and gyrating in skimpy attires over the too loud music you could hardly hear the vocals and there I was, feeling out of place and too old compared with the rest. I had the sensation of being trapped in the tunnel of mayhem.

Half an hour inside, my tops got sloshed with icy drink by an overly hyped guy, who was dancing and totting his glass drink high up his head (If appeared like a man gotten his nuts kicked all the way to Timbuktu is what we can call dancing at all) and a guy next to our table kept on coming to ours with his ‘let’s clink our glasses together’ phrases.  The other girls were beginning to turn the other cheeks and proceeded to dance with no care and I was left dealing with the bore.  I said: excuse me but please, enough with your ‘aramai ti’ cheers.  Leave us alone, we’re not interested.  Red faced, he never attempted to approach us again. I looked at the bar top counter located in the center of the cavernous room  and several girls were trying to drug the crowd to oblivion with their super-Shakira moves.  On a closer inspection, it appeared that one of them was a tranny  in stripper’s heels, denim mini skirt and leopard print bra. While that irritating Sean Kingston’s  Fire Burning lyrics was blasting about calling 911 because Shawty (whatever and whoever that is) is burning, a young girl crouched on the bar top counter, skinny thighs splayed apart,  showing her not so flattering panties while a man below held up a burning ciggy lighter up her gyrating crotch, the crowds grew wild. It safe to say that that tranny in leopard print bra was ousted! 

In the remaining hours of the night, I tried to blend in. My attempts on reviving my ‘party people coolness' were unsuccessful. In the end, my bottoms remain glued on the stool and I was left looking at the people who used to be the shadow of my former self. These days, I prefer to kick back and relax with friends in laid back bar/lounge, preferably with some Irish bubbly or cocktails and have proper conversations without shouting and breaking my eardrums. A simple teh tarik session with friends is a luxury that I never want to forgo. 

And that, have probably made me a boring woman? I draw the line of being a recluse, by the way.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

60s Mode

Well, these here are my most recent pictures. Gosh, people will say that I'm suffering from NPD (Narcissistic Personality Disorder) but what the hell.. :-)

Pictures were taken at a recent function, held at Le Meridien Hotel, KK. I went for the 60s mode. Long straight hair, ruby lips and quite a healthy dose of liquid eyeliner. So, here goes..

I really love that monochrome-like dress with that quirky white collar. Costed me RM65.90 & purchased at Wisma Merdeka, KK. Cinched belt or no, the dress is wonderful. Skinny belt in peach color from Padini, heels RM109.90 by Emilio Valentino purchased at City Mall, KK (my boss's last year's Christmas gift!)

Liquid foundation and loose powder both by MAC, lipstick by L'Oreal Color Riche 511 Red Classic, liquid eyeliner by Estee Lauder  Double Wear  Zero-Smudge

This is what happened when you do the selca thingy..

Wait..I think I missed out the most important thing, the handbag.. It's very cute, I bought it at Padini Concept Store, Suria Sabah. They were like having this crazy sales and I had to literally snatched the bag under a Korean ahjumma's nose. It was sold at 50% discount (original price was RM99.00) with only two colors available, blue and couldn't  remember what color was the other one).

At RM49.50, I'm a happy doll!


So, there..I've to say that I was ( still am) a happy doll. A 60s mode doll.

:-)

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

The Pulse Point of Kota Kinabalu: Centerpoint Sabah

There have been many malls built around KK but one of the most enduring landmark is the Centerpoint Sabah mall, better known as CPS.  This mall was built 22 years ago and its popularity never cease to wan. It's always jam packed, especially during the weekends and, I think its popularity will continue to grow as the building management is planning to do new upgrading works as reported in the local daily: Wajah Baru Centerpoint Sabah, KK

Artist impression of the upgraded building:

Image by www.theborneopost.com

According to the CPS Managing Director, Andrew Chang, the upgrading works for the interior and out building will be conducted in stages for the next four months.  LED lights and aluminium/wooden materials will be used in outer part of the building. More toilets for the disabled and renovation works will be done in the food court (lower ground) to create a more comfortable dining experience. If you had visited Taiwan, you could expect a Taiwan-esque  version of CPS.

Well, looks like CPS will still be the main star in KK!

:)

Monday, February 13, 2012

That Semporna's Gem Called Mabul

I had the greatest times of my life during my visit to Mabul Island, Semporna! In fact, I would love to re-visit the island, again. Preferably, with a diving licence, to which I plan to obtain soon! What more can I say about the island? I believe my pictures will do the talking. So, folks, here goes.

Early morning flight from KK to Tawau, less than an hour journey
Tawau Airport

Semporna jetty: everything starts here..

Booked our accommodation at Sipadan.Com. Their office is located at the Tourism Center  at Semporna Jetty

Yep, that's me and my excitement, smiling on board the speed boat 

God, one of the gorgeous view along the journey to the island. Luckily, it was a clear and sunny day!

The steering guy..a very pleasant fella by the way..

The modest reception counter at the backpacker loghouse.  The staffs were friendly, polite but helpful. Coffee/tea making facilities included as well as drinking water.  So as fruits and do you see that bread box? Yes, it's free! The power/WiFi is switched on from 0600pm - 0700am 

Map of Mabul Island

I will upload more, soon. I promise :)

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Mabul Island Beckons!

Hi peeps,

News flash:  I will be heading to Mabul Island, Semporna from tomorrow until Sunday for a quick getaway with a couple of my girlfriends. News flash again, I'd be celebrating my birthday over yonder (My, that ladder keeps on towering, no?) which I believe is a rocking way to celebrate one's birthday.  A quick change of scenery and atmosphere are cool too, right? We'll be travelling backpacker style, it's cheaper and more hassle-free that way. I feel that if one is craving for excitement and a little adventure, why limit yourselves? We'll be staying at Mabul Backpackers, to which I believe, once you've clicked on the link, you'd be inclined to try out the similar experience! ;-)

Talking about hassle-free, weeks ago I FB-tagged a couple of my girlfriends:


LOL! Those are very funny conversations, right? Kekekekekeke..


 Mabul Island pictures teaser (linked to Sabah Tourism's Website)



Til next post..

XOXO
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