Monday, October 31, 2011

Westlife Concert

Remember I won Westlife Gravity Tour concert ticket from MixFM last month? Hehe Finally the time arrived after the long wait and I flew off to KL just to watch the concert and had myself a nice weekend getaway. 

We flew off on Friday morning with bro YC. Nope he's not going to the concert but to attend a friend's wedding. He's such nice brother. Willing to fly there just to be 'brother'. Nice to have such awesome friend kan?

Anyway, our hotel was located at Puchong. It's called 101 Lake View Hotel. Sadly KLIA taxi counter staff doesn't know the place and charged us the price to Bukit Jalil =.= Oh did I mention we flew Fireflyz this time? First time and ah......I still prefer AirAsia's pilot =P

So after dumping our bags into the hotel room, we walked to iOi Mall which is just next to our hotel! How cool is that! You know when you travel, the best place would be having a shopping mall right next to your hotel. It's so convenient.

3 starved monkeys went straight to hunt for food. Wong Kwok Char Chan Teng was where we had our lunch. Not bad but I wonder why their 'char siew' is so dark. It's like charcoal! Oh and that's our drinks. I didn't know my drink is actually such huge glass, didn't manage to finish it and had to tapao.

I don't know what is this but sorry to say, I don't like it. I'm not choosy with food but maybe it's just the taste that I don't like.

After lunch, shop around for awhile then head back to hotel for a short nap so that I can be wide awake for the concert that night. Hehe =)

View from our hotel room. Honestly I quite like the room. It's very clean. Budget enough. But one thing I dislike is their door. They actually uses keys to look it and not cards. Not that safe lor.

Hailam Kopitiam is just below our hotel. So we had light dinner before heading out to the concert. It was so jam that night that our cab couldn't reach us on time. So we had to walk out to the main road and lucky enough, there were 2 cabs there on standby but they had to charge us extra due to the massive jam. Jam was caused by the concert =.='''

I WAS THERE! Stadium Putra. Ok epic stuff happened. Somehow these taxi drivers can be quite blur. He doesn't know where Stadium Putra is and thought it's the hockey stadium and dropped us there. Apparently Stadium Putra is like 1km away from the hockey stadium and we had to walk there! By the time we reached Stadium Putra, we were sweating like mad pig!

Our sweaty and tired face. So much for walking. Luckily I was in sneakers!

Concert only started at 9pm. I was sitting at the very last row facing them. Ugh! Sorry but I think the seating arrangement sucks. Those people who bought Gold tickets get to have a closer view than my Platinum tickets! And then there were signs that drinks and food were not allowed inside the stadium. So we went in without drinks and end up seeing so many other people with drinks in their hands! Mad mad mad! I was so pissed before the concert started. No camera? Everyone was with DSLR! No drinks? Everyone was holding a bottle! What type of organizer is this!

Ok enough of rant. THE CONCERT WAS AWESOME!! I shouted til almost lost my voice =P I nearly teared singing Flying Without Wings. Ahhhhh miss those childhood memories during primary school =) Concert ended at about 11pm. And again epic happened! We walked the wrong way out only to find ourselves going around the whole Stadium Nasional! Fail fail fail! Fail whale!

Luckily we didn't have to wait that long for cabs to arrive. Many didn't manage to catch a cab back cos they stayed too far but I think this is kinda unfair. I mean, you're a taxi driver, you're suppose to bring people everywhere right? And not choosing your destination. Oh Malaysian!

Day 2: Soul picked us up for breakfast and then dropped us at Sunway Pyramid. Shopped til noon and then took cab and went back to hotel. Nap. Eat. Movie. Sleep. =.='''

Day 3

Time to go back home =( I don't wana go homeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!!!!!! Nooooooooo!!!!!!!!!! When Westlife sang the song "Home", I sang I don't wana go home! Haha! Ok cut story.

Early morning we went down to Hailam Kopitiam for breakfast then started to pack our stuff and wait for Soul to pick us up. I'm so glad I have someone nearby that can send us to airport. Hehehe =) Save taxi money. Wahahaha!

Soul brought us to Taipan for lunch. This coffee shop has awesome food!

This stall. REMEMBER THIS STALL!!! It's a MUST GO!!!! Seriously trust me the food is SUPERB! Ok maybe for me lah but still it's AWESOME!

This is what we ordered. I had only pork with rice while Soul had duck with spare parts and I don't know what else. It's cooked with herbs so the smell is great!

A photo before we left. Thank you so much for everything Soul! Owe you lots!

Til we meet again~ Ta!

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Jar of Hearts...

Today is the day....It's not something we all wanted. Not something anyone had been waiting for. But it had to be this way. The question is not 'What happened to us?' but one of us stop trying. Stop compromising. And gave up.

I'll remember the day I first met you. The day I first held your hand. The day we got together. The day we went for our first vacation. I'll remember them all. Memories left memories. What is past is past. I won't look back and regret what I did. I'll look back and be thankful for everything that happened. Because it made us grow.

There are good times and bad times. No one can avoid those. How will you ever see rainbow if there's no rain? How will you ever know the sun is shining when you didn't come out from your house? How will you know the city isn't far away when you didn't take the first step? How will you know?

I just want to say thank you. Thank you for everything that you gave me. Thank you for all the lessons taught. Thank you for being there when I needed someone. Thank you for forgiving me time and time again. Thank you for putting up with my behaviour. Thank you.

From now on, we will no longer walk hand in hand. But I only ask for us to walk side by side. Let it go, if it comes back, you will know. What is yours will forever be yours, what is not will never be no matter how hard you try. Life had got to move on. Live your day as it is. Seek for sunshine. Seek for happiness. Seek for the best. The best is out there meant for you.

Lastly, this is a song for myself. I just want you to know how I felt about myself all this while. I'm the one who had been collecting my jar of hearts......



Goodbye love.....Stay strong.....

Dance Me A Story

Yesterday I finally got to meet Ms Serina of Studio23 in person! How excited! I've heard of Studio23 for long, have you? But the reason I didn't join is because I have always been a member of EarthDance Production. And I'm not a fan of belly dance. Love to watch the dance but don't wanna learn it for myself. Hehe =) So, what was the meet up about?

It's time for me to dance you a story.........

Ms Serina, the dance instructor has always been passionate about dancing ever since she was 8. She loves to watch musical and had pestered her mom since then. She went into ballet, belly dance, modern jazz and of course, the latest, Flamenco! She started Studio23 with her husband about 2years ago and also at the same time started all the planning and writing for her upcoming Dance Theatre event, Dance Me A Story.

It took her 1 year of learning choreographies, 3 months of intensive rehearsal and 2 auditions. Now the dancers are training almost everyday for the perfect night! Why is it called Dance Me A Story? Because a dance is not just for fun or a plain hobby but it can also deliver message to everyone through the dance moves. Ms Serina is trying to create a century for women through dances. Dance can be as a tool to make them feel good about themselves no matter their sizes or shapes.

Up til today Studio23 has about 100 dancers! Awesome right? These are part of the dancers who showed us a small part of their rehearsal. They are the belly dancers. There's gonna be 2 stories told through dance on that night. One is "An Arabian Fairytale" which is fun and light hearted. Believe me, most of the dancers are adults and some are mothers! It's really not easy for them to juggle from work and house chores with dances but they did it!

Commercial break: Mike decided to show us his 'skill' as *ahem* the 21st century Superman who uses a sword as balancing tool. Hahahaha!

Later, Ms Serina left us to her dancers. So of course, as bloggers equiped with nice DSLRs, we snapped as many photos as possible during their rehearsal, only to find ourselves disturbing them with our flash lights. Hehe =P

Sneak peek! Tell me that you are 40 years old and can still bend like that! I think I would have a hard time doing the belly dance moves =.=

Also, Studio23 is working very closely with the Sarawak Women for Women Society (SWWS). The major goal for this event is to highlight the problem of domestic violence. Ms Serina told us that as many as 1 out of 6 Malaysian women have been facing domestic violence in life and none of us are aware of this issue. Women is our mother, our wife, our best sister and of course, one who gives us life. So why the domestic violence???

So through the second story, "Stronger" will have a more serious theme of finding the inner strength of a women no matter what situation are they facing. The story will be performed through modern jazz and flamenco.

So, everyone please do support this event as it is Studio23's first dance theatre in Kuching. The whole event is self-sponsored. And if you are a women, do take this opportunity to watch the dance and gather your inner strength!

Dance Me A Story dance theatre will be held on 6th of November (Sunday) at Borneo Convention Centre Kuching (BCCK) which is just 8km away from city centre. Far? If I'm staying across the river and said it's not far, what's the reason for you to debate against me?

Need tickets? Ring up Eileen at 012-8053005 or send them an email at studio23kuching@gmail.com.

What are you waiting for? Tickets are VERY LIMITED!!!

Friday, October 28, 2011

Elizabeth Kiing Charity Dinner & Dance

What did you do last Friday night? Partying like Katy Perry did? Or out on movies with friends? =) I had a great time with awesome ladies at a charity dinner. One which I cracked my head and almost tear down my wardrobe just to think of what to wear. Why? Because the dinner theme was 80s style! Hehe =)

Introduction:
Elizabeth Kiing, for the love of beads and more beads! Originally from Australia, living in Hong Kong, had expanded their business throughout the whole world! Never judge what small things like beads can bring you up aye? What takes to be successful is quality, workmanship and of course, after sales service. Now that they've reached Malaysia, let's take a look about their beads shall we?

Arrival of YB Yong Khoon Seng just minutes after I reached. Phew I was almost late!

Hampers and awards ready to be presented to sponsors and winners =)

The bunch of photographers who would never stop clicking and flashing their lights whenever anyone walk pass. Made us all felt like celebrity. Ho ho ho!

There, all sorts of beads comes in forms of necklaces, bracelets and earrings. You named it, they have it! I don't normally accessorize myself so nope, I didn't buy any from there. =)

Some of them come in sets too. That way you wouldn't end up matching the wrong earrings with different color or pattern necklace.

A unique set of necklace which attracted me. Hmm..I was thinking of using it for something else =P

What's dinner without food right? Yes but I didn't take any photos of the food cos we're sharing our table with other people, so it would be rude to stop them from eating =P

Here comes the performance! Elvis Presley of Kuching. Whoaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!!!!!!!!! 

And then the fashion show of the beautiful beads.....

Another pretty model....

This is the exclusive dress of the night. Filled with so many beads that I got blinded =P It's a beautiful dress. I love the details on top. Ahhhhh!!!!

Another set of beads for wedding ceremony.

There, that's Elizabeth. The CEO of Elizabeth Kiing Beads & Accessories.

Oooo did I mention there's dance performance too? They're students of Swinburne University who were all from Africa. Awesome dance there!

Now we know how African dance is like =)

Commercial break: Spot this lil boy taking photos all over the place for the whole night using a DSLR!!! One which is so much better than mine. *gasp!* One cool kid!

Back to business. Guess who's on stage? Our pretty sweet Eve Dutchez won the Best Dressed Lady!!! I always look up to her when it comes to fashion and makeups. She's one awesome lady who knows her style and how to flaunt it! Go girl!

Tadah!

Ok beauty times!

The 4 striking ladies who shone the whole place that night because we're the only 4s that put all our efforts into matching with the theme! We're colorful aren't we? Hehe =P

Bah! It's was a really fun night. I always love food that comes with dance and awesome musics! What's more? I get to know there's so many types of beads available! So go seek Elizabeth Kiing in Google now. Oh wait! They do have a store here in Kuching! ONE JAYA!!!!!!! Go grab your favourite piece while stock last!

Best door gift I've ever received so far. Another charm bracelet added to my collection =D Give a girl a beautiful accessory and she'll smile for the whole night.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Colmar Tropicale @ Berjaya Hills

Welcome to Colmar Tropicale at Berjaya Hills. This little French town belongs to Berjaya Group. Awesome mind to set up this beautiful town. I wonder whose idea was it to make it French. One word: Worthy!

We took the shuttle bus from Berjaya Hotel to Colmar Tropicale. Round trip per person is RM55. Everything else available on Google search. Hehe =P

A French clock by the entrance. It's 2 sided so I suppose one side is Malaysian time and the other is French? Didn't bother to ask about it. 

Checked into our room. Always love huge mirror. Cos I can camwhore gao gao!

A little disappointed with our room cos ah well, people always do the trick using photos =.= Our room doesn't even have balcony!!! Nuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu!!!!!!!!!!!!! 

But I love the bathroom! White means clean and neat and comfy!

Time for more photos. This orange building is our room block. There's different name for all different blocks. Don't bother asking, I forgot what's ours =.= Dragged too long to write this post equals to lost of memory.

A wishing well which no longer attracts me. Not a fan of wishing well. Make my wish to God is better.

Stage for performance when the sun sets.

More buildings. 

And more sceneric view. There's very limited stores for souvenir purchase or any other stuff. Therefore I didn't buy anything back. Save money!

The blue building is the registration lobby. We got lost and had to ask where to register for our room =.=

A view from the top of the viewpoint. Nice kan? How I wish I can design my house's exterior this way. Sure striking! 

Smile for photo! Luckily there was a couple there, else no one to help us take photo. Ho ho ho!

Hmm....I kinda like this photo. Not knowing why. The color maybe...

That's the bridge connecting the carpark to the town. It's like entering a castle!!!

And they have pond with beautiful swans underneath. 

And a pair of black swans which refused to swim together =.=

I'm pretty I know. Kthxbai!

While waiting for the free shuttle bus to bring us to Japanese Village, took the short time to snap a photo. Mini roundabout =P

Welcome to the Japanese Village. The first village above I-don't-know how many metres from sea level. And yes I have an addiction of taking waterfalls this way =.= 

This is the so-called main section of Japanese Village. Can only enter if you are renting the kimono. So I'm not going in. There's another small hut for photograph session, a restaurant and a mini souvenir shop. That's all. Nothing much worth to see here.

And yet we have to WALK up this steep road =.=''' It took all my breath and strength and stamina and energy to walk up only to end up with disappointment. Ugh!

Back to French town. 

It was about 4pm and my energy were all drained out by that walk up Jap Village so we went to this lil bakery for some tea break. This is chicken curry puff. Yum! It's delicious! Really! Man now I miss it =(

Later we went back to our room and nap til dinner time. 

Dinner's served! Had Italian dinner instead of French cos the French restaurant only serves red wine and no other beverage. So we had very limited choice. There's only one French restaurant, one Italian restaurant, one local ayam penyet restaurant, one bakery and one cafe for our buffet breakfast. How limited!!!

Here's to bf's favourite pasta. The seafood type =)

I hear beef? I'm in! I can eat anything with beef. An all time beef lover!

Then took a few night shots. Ahhhh the place is absolutely beautiful after being lit by all the beautiful lights and made the whole town looked so romantic!

Love the atmosphere! It's rather cooling at night. 

That's the viewpoint tower. Hehe =)

Oh did I mention there were performance by SUPER SEXY dancers? Absolutely HAWT!

The lucky guy was dragged up and danced with the two sexy pretty ladies!

Man I must say I love their performance and especially their bodies! You've got to see their abs. I REALLY need to get some exercise. *cakap je pandai!*

Next morning........

We went for horse riding!!!! RM25 per person for 10minutes. Ah whatever I'm all hype up for that ride so nothing's gonna stop me!

Why no white horse hor???

See we rode to Kuala Lumpur! Haha! If only lah~ *slaps self!*

YESH!!!! Finally a horse ride after er......17years? Man I feel so old. 

Gugugaga me love horsey rides!

Conclusion, I love this little French town for their awesome buildings and for the horse ride. Not for the food though. I'll think twice if anyone were to ask me go again. =) Ta!