Thursday, January 24, 2013

Word Play

What's that word for it...frustrated? Stifled? Repressed? I don't know if there's a word for this feeling. Cowardly, perhaps. I feel so bottled up lately, and so lifeless. That feeling you feel when the world out there is vibrant and exciting, and here you are lying on my bed reading a book on a weekend. A complete opposite of living life to the fullest. Rather than going out having fun on a day off, I'd choose to stay home, laze around and be a couch potato read a book. Don't know when I started being like this. There's always been a part of me that enjoys this, yes, but lately this side has been taking over too much for my own comfort. I used to love going out, meeting my dear friends and going on little roadtrips here and there. 

Now it seems like all I want to do is to lay back, relax and not be bothered to do anything. The few times I spent with friends lately I find myself zoning out. Half listening, half stoning. I can feel myself reacting to their words inside, but my facial expression remains the unchanged. But when I'm alone at home, and I look at Instragram I look at Twitter I look at Facebook, everyone is having such a great time meeting people going places doing things having yummy food just living life in the best way possible with the greatest friends and here I am, looking out to this colourful world that used to be mine. What has changed, pray tell, dear self On the rare occasions that people ask me out, I overthink about dressing up, putting on makeup, driving there, finding the way, deciding where to hangout/eat, forking out cash (money's tight okay!) and driving back again. 

As much as I (used to) love driving, it sucks sometimes. Like when you have had a good time with great company and to leave all that to drive back such a long way home alone, that's not a particularly pleasant feeling. Funny how one can feel so alone in such a heavily populated city as Kuala Lumpur. Ahh, perhaps this is the problem. The leaving. The drive back. The looping tracks on the CD. The quiet of the engine. The walk to the lift. The locked doors. The dark hallway. The empty house. The empty room. The empty bed. Yes, that's the word. I found it now. The word is empty.

I don't believe I like this feeling very much. Sigh. Writing always helps in figuring things out.

Now what am I supposed to do with this word?

Saturday, January 12, 2013


I'M SO HAPPY TODAY! o(≧▽≦)o☆

Okay so I've heard of this item going on sale at the Popcorn Arashi Live Tour 2013 but didn't thought it was for real as there weren't any pictures at the time! Until I was er catching up with the latest Arashi updates  last week and found them on sale! Plus, it was a legit local site so no paypal/creditcard needed - just bank transfer and it'll be delivered via Poslaju! Thought about it for a bit as paying RM70 for a freakin' tiny object that has absolutely no use at all except for its looks is kind of well, stupid. I went ahead and bought it anyways, whatever. It's my first time okay! RM84 in total after counting in tax and shipping (╥﹏╥)

Then I got a call from an unknown cellphone number this afternoon as I was driving back home from Padang Jawa! Usually, I'd ignore it because er I just don't pick up calls from unknown cellphones numbers. At least with a landline number I still can Google it to see if it's listed with any organisations. Back to the story - I got the call and surprising myself, I picked it up right away. Thank goodness I did though, because it was the Poslaju dude who's waiting downstairs! YEAY IT'S HERE! Was expecting it to arrive Monday since she posted it out yesterday but yeay Poslaju works on Saturday too! As soon as I called my mom to pick it up from the dude, I was at the toll near my house already and looking up around, saw this car in front of me! 

If you can't see it, it has a whatchucallit thing stuck on the back window 
that says "ARASHI の FAN. WE MAKE STORM." 

ANOTHER MALAYSIAN ARASHI FAN ZOMG WHAT ARE THE ODDS!! Don't ask about the whole "we make storm" line, it's just an Arashi thing. It's one line in their debut song and Arashi means storm in Japanese yada yada yada. Seeing this made me so crazy excited that I couldn't help but to Tweet/Instagram/Facebook it! I said that the #Arashi force is with me today hahahahaha lame-ass shit. Quickly sped back home and damn the package was sealed up so tightly and seamlessly I had to actually get a scissors and go crazy with it. Nah brief info for the uninitiated before I show you the good stuff - Popcorn is actually the title of Arashi's latest album and they're currently touring around Japan for this album ♥

TADAAAAA! ★彡The Popcorn Arashi Live Tour 2013 Fukuoka Earphone Jack in yellow!

I love the background of the holder and I love that they engraved the date and place of concert on the back of the charm. Plus it's in my favourite colour - yellow! Which also coincidentally happens to be Nino's colour!(^_・) I hung my ARASHI 10-11 Tour "Scene" ~ Kimi to Boku no Miteiru Fuukei charm (gift from the bestest person in the world ever) on it too so it's double Arashi power now!

See it in action hahaha!

The five incredibly silly boys that I'd go to great (spending) lengths for!

Here, a huge-ass picture of me with the super cute earphone jack! (*⌒∇⌒*)

Haven't felt this awesome buying things in a while.
Yeay to fangirl weekend! Yeay to Arashi!  

Sunday, January 6, 2013

On the 12th day of Christmas...

..baru nak talk about Christmas!(。-_-。) Christmas this last year was somewhat different. Not the day itself, Christmas day was just as every other year, but what I'm referring to here is the Christmas spirit itself in December. Best thing of all - I got to decorate by myself my own Christmas tree! ♥ Ok fine, not my own Christmas tree per se. Rather, the company's. Well, my department's. But still! I did it! I had no idea how to do it but little by little it all adds up and tadaa, a fabulous Christmas tree! This is the part where you would expect a picture of it but sadly I don't have it hahahaha /bloggerfail

Got gifts like three weeks ago, semalam baru nak buka semua!

I've received so many presents from so many people! ♥ If last last year was the first time I've received so many awesome stuff from one person, then last year (ok is it just me or is it just weird that I'm referring this as last year when it happened just so recently ago?) was the first time so many people got me stuff! The average total of presents I get every year is like zero to one wtf so last year was like a huge rise in the charts haha I don't know, there's something about giving and receiving presents that feel so awesome. The best part is the excited look on their faces when they give you something, and also their reaction to the gifts you got them. I know I sound so silly haha but that's how I feel okay!

So basically, our company has this Secret Santa tradition (not only our company la, I'm sure most of the companies out there practice this too, right right right?) where we randomly pick out a colleague's name and we'd have to secretly get a Christmas gift for that person. I was completely at lost at what to get for mine as I had no idea what he likes and stalking him on social media didn't help either because all the likes on this Facebook page are his clients' pages wtf. Luckily Shah downright asked him straight what he wants for Christmas hahahaha so I bought Willy exactly what he said he wouldn't mind getting! So unoriginal of me but he's a practical kind of guy so it was a pretty straightforward no frills gift. Guys are so hard to shop for! (T_T) Anyways going back to the day we're all supposed to trade presents during the Christmas dinner, in the morning I came to the office and there was a little in-team Christmas gifts exchange! Enough talk, let me show you what I got:

Charissa got me a super cool notebook from Typo!
I love stuff from Typo! Even the wrapping paper is Typo!

From Darren, a pretty little crystal growth kit!! Damn tak sampai hati want to use this, 
but when I do I'll definitely chart out the progress here hahaha!

Mystery box from Anne. Wait till you see what's inside.


More from Anne - a personally-drawn illustration of well, me! 

Damn awesome right these gifts! Thank you so much guys for the surprises! ♥ We had half day off that day so I left to look for the gift for Willy after lunch and home after that to prepare for the potluck Christmas dinner! I made some roast potatoes with pumpkin, carrots and rosemary! Was in such a rush and then the traffic back to office was madness I was stuck for about two hours - when I reached everybody sudah start makan already! Wah so much food you know the spread was crazy! (●´∀`●) After food and performances lol we were hanging out at the office taking pictures and just laughing at random stuff.

Then Mike suddenly told us, "maybe you guys should check under your Christmas tree" and we were like "HUH?". Rupanya Stacey have placed some presents for us under the Christmas tree for us and nobody noticed at all! I think Mike cannot tahan the anticipation already so she had to point it out to us bluntly, bet she's secretly judging us and thinking we're slow in the head hahahah! Especially since the Christmas tree is exactly in the middle of the office on a small table!

One for each for us, with a love note hehe!

A Santa Christmas mug! I'm using it as my makeup brush holder now because it's pretty! 

So sweet of her kan! It was her last day with us, and she was the one giving us stuff! (≧∇≦) Feel so blessed last Christmas (ok so weird saying last Christmas again) and I cannot thank everyone enough for all the thought and effort poured into giving gifts. Like, what did I do to ever deserve this! ♥ You see why I say Christmas was different last year? Not just because of all the presents I got, but also because of the feelings I received and the experience of the Christmas spirit despite that fact that it wasn't Christmas day at all. Thank you thank you thank you guys! So much love hahaha!

A couple of days after Christmas day, I got a little gift as well ♥
Kind of reminds me of the infinity symbol, don't you think so too? 

Tropical Fruitcake

Yes, I'm a tropical fruitcake. How can I not be, looking at these products I've been using everyday? 

Left - Right : Body Shop Coconut Shower Cream, Body Shop Banana Shampoo, 
Body Shop Cucumber Cleasing Milk and Human Nature Goat's Milk, Cocoa & Mango Body Butter. 

Here's the story - I'm a sucker for scented stuff, especially naturally-scented stuff! Also am very loyal (ex) employee wtf it's a recurring trend, I still believe wholeheartedly that ChaCha Japanese Restaurant is the best Japanese restaurant ever (just because I worked there) and I love the Body Shop products (just because I worked there) and I listen to MIX FM all the time now (just because I worked at Astro Radio). Now, I absolutely love blogs hahahahah okay I digress. 

This stuff though, is the best thing on earth I swear! Get it here! Awesome factor - legendary! (✿ ♥‿♥) 
As much as I like scented products, I absolutely love products that actually smell like the real thing and this Human Nature Goat's Milk, Cocoa & Mango Body Butter smells so much alike to a real mango I can't even describe it. But I'll try - when you open this tub, you will feel like you've just sliced a lush ripe mango and you can practically taste the stringy bits of the juicy mango! I swear it's smells so naturally real it's ridiculous! Plus, it absorbs real quickly for such a rich cream and within maybe half a minute you can't feel any oily residue on your skin at all, only mango-scented smoothness. I love this so much I only use on days when I need a real good pampering before going to bed. 

Think they've recently revamped the packaging so the closest to this body butter would be their Mango Passion Body Butter Cream I suppose. Anyhow I'd suggest that you explore the site as I've bought quite a bit from them over the past few years because all the products promises absolutely zero harmful chemicals and are all made from high quality natural ingredients. Sounds expensive right, but not at all! Lip balms and shampoos start from RM10.90, and they've even got stuff just for kids! Shipping within Malaysia is free if you buy a minimum of three items, sometimes they given throw in an extra complimentary product and discounts are given pretty often especially for loyal customers! See why I love shopping with Down To Earth so much!  

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

December 31st, 2012

Wow the year has officially ended! (︶▽︶) Didn't thought I'd spend today this way actually. Today was all sorts of surprises and impromptu plans! Was all ready to go to work until lunch time, come back for a nap and spend the rest of the day off lazing around watching television. I know, couch potato right, tell me about it. Next thing I know, I was in Pavilion sharing some delicious sticky bones at Morganfield's! Reminded me of the incredible ribs at Vintage Bulgaria in Penang last time. A whole variety platter for RM100 rounded up, and we ordered two! Next time I'm just going to skip all the other stuff and go for the ribs and only the ribs! Guna tangan all and just go hardcore barbarian carnivore mode hahahaha nah, show you the two platters we ordered wtf

Let me also tell you about the funniest thing that happened at work today! So this dude right, it was his birthday today and all employees get a day off on their birthday, but I had scheduled a meeting today where he had to be there wtf so he had to come to office on his birthday, eff his life. Sorry ah lol so while I was at the meeting room, I heard some noises from our office and after all was settled I got back to my place in the office. Saw a few things out of place but didn't thought about it further until I went on Facebook and saw this on my homepage! 

Apparently while I was gone he took my place and disguised himself as me wtf  ∑(O_O;) Yeah that's exactly how I usually look at the office with my glasses in the morning, my Hello Kitty phone, my water bottle back there and er my skull scarf draped across my lap wtf why imitate until so precise wan! Don't know if secretly mocking me or what wtf but couldn't help but to laugh like madness man hahahaha epic entertainment! Happy birthday brah! Happy new year everybody!ヽ(○´∀`)ノ♪