Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Sze Min 21st Birthday

Last Wednesday I was proud to be invited to baby girl, Sze Min's 21st birthday bash. I know the party was gonna be huge and I can't wait for the food and cakes. Why? Because baby girl is the daughter of Taka's boss. So definitely her cake is gonna be super creative and beautiful. 

Reached Banquet on time at 7pm and I was seated alone at the table with strangers. Huu huu~ I was a lil not prepared for the dinner cos I went there alone and I don't know if I will bump into anyone I know. But oh well, no harm making new friends right? =)


The beautiful cake! This cake itself took 2 guys to carry it in. This is not the only cake that night. There's a total of 3 cakes. Another one was a 3 tiered cake with a mini cooper on top and the other is full of M&Ms. Hehe =) Such love~

Lots of cupcakes were being served that night. I didn't managed to try them all cos I was way too full. And since I don't have close friends there, I can't actually share half my cupcake with others =( Nevermind, I supposed I can find all these at Taka cake house. Wahaha!

Cute little cupcakes from Sze Min to us. These are the limited ones available on stage. Hehehe =P

And the sexy ones too! Wootz!

Awww......baby girl surrounded by her besties~

New friend that I met. Irene. She came alone too. A very nice girl but not as talkative as myself. Hehe =P

Another new friend, Winny. This girl is wacky and fun and so cheerful to be with! So glad to have met her!

Last but not least, Happy Birthday Baby Girl~ A grown up now eh. Hehe =) I'm always glad to have you as my sister~~

Saturday, September 22, 2012

U Bistro

A newly opened Mediterranean bistro located at Jalan Song Thian Cheok, just right next to the old MAS building. Was grateful that I got the invitation for food tasting. I can already smell the pizza and lamb and sirloin from far =D

It's very easy to spot. Opened since August and the business had been pretty good. They even serve breakfast. Maybe I can drop by some day for a different kind of breakfast instead of just noodles or porridge.

Ever seen a kitchen set right at the entrance? Now you get to see how they actually grill their chicken and bake their pizza. Yummy!

Their design concept is cozy and modern. This small place can occupy up to 40 pax! A great place for small parties and events kan? Hehe =)

Now let's take a look at their menu and start slurping.....

Coral green salad. This isn't the portion for one person cos we're all sharing a plate.

Garden green salad. I love this cos me love croutons! Hehehe =P

Garlic bread with toppings. Another yummy appetizer.

Grilled chicken. Marinated with local herbs and spices and best thing about this is that it's being served with homemade green chilli sauce.

Tropical grill lamb shoulder. This is one of the best lamb shoulder I'd ever had! It's not only tender and juicy but also cooked to perfection! Awesome dish!!! This is a MUST TRY!

Tropical lamb cutlet. Served with slices of potato, brinjal and midin. All of the dishes here are mainly grilled because their purpose is to serve healthy food. Less oil and more of natural herbs and spices. Even on their pizza too!

There you go. Pepperoni and herbs & spices pizza. Each costing less than RM20 for 10" pizza. Not bad right? Not bad you say? You have yet to taste the pizza! You will definitely be going back for more! And when you decided to go back, please do invite me along. I'm lovin' the pizza much!!! =D

The place is open from morning 9.30am til night 10.30pm. They have lunch set too. Price ranging from RM10 to RM15 for a 4 course lunch meal. But if you want to organize a party or event there, everything can be discussed =) Just give them a call and you will be served well. Oh contact number! 082-233243 or just email them at ubistrokuching@gmail.com

Last but not least, thank you the the management of UBistro especially Anthea for extending the invitation. I had a wonderful time there. They always say, food makes you happy no? Hehe =)

Come on guys! What are you waiting for??? Head down there right now for the awesome food!

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Heart Destiny

Shattered like broken glass
Strong like blowing winds
Thorny like field of roses
Soft like flying dandelions

Unable to see
Who the liars be
Unable to feel
If the love is real

Happiness was what you brought
Heartache was what you taught
The happiness was merely a moment
The heartache was more of a lesson

You came and played your chess
I came and fought my best
The queen, she may be
But the battle, is not my destiny


Yours truly
Perpetua Angeline

叶子的离开,是风的请求,还是树的不挽留。。。

Monday, September 17, 2012

Mini Sewing Machine

Back in the days where China was still being ruled by dynasty kings, they used to say that every girl must know how to stitch. But these days, many girls are losing interest at those itsy bitsy tiny minny work. To me, I fell in love with stitching ever since I know how to sew the first dress for my Barbie. Haha! Since then I start to sew everything I can sew. From Barbie clothes to fixing my own buttons to learning cross stitching from my cousin. Magic can be created using just a needle and a thread. Fix what is broken, create what is on mind.

My mom has an old fashioned sewing machine. The old wooden ones where you need to paddle in order to keep the machine running. I tried to learn few times. But in the end, I gave up. It just doesn't work well for me. Everyone told me it's like driving where you need to hold your steering and step on the accelerator but it's just not the same!

So ever since the electrical sewing machine was created, I've been wanting one. But this thing ain't cheap. So I keep on hesitating and dragging til today. MyDeal was having this offer coupon of only RM69 for a mini sewing machine. I was again hesitating whether to buy or not cos I was financially tight at that time, but someone explained some words to me and I end up digging the soil for gold just to get myself a mini sewing machine.

RM69 coupon plus RM8 postage was being paid for this mini sewing machine which took about 2 months to arrive. Complications and lots of stuff happened in between so therefore the delay of arrival. I'm not gonna mention it. Don't want to ruin the company's name.

The size of the sewing machine compared to my keyboard. Yes it is that mini but I love it. It's so easy to bring around everywhere I go. Oh and that's the pedal.

The sewing machine also comes with a few other accessories. I do not know what do you call all these but yeah, those are just it.

The next thing that I need? Clothes and cottons! I have yet to start using it cos I've been packing my schedules everyday trying to utilize my holidays~ =) Shall wait and see what can I create with this mini sewing machine. Hee~

Monday, September 10, 2012

Steamboat & Games

1st of September, I posted on Facebook that I faced Life itself. Indeed I did. Not in a bad way but in a rather surprising way of telling me that this could be my fate.

The day started off pretty early. Initially wanted to go hiking with cousin but was cancelled so we both went back to sleep. Then when I woke up, I went on arranging for dinner to meet with Elisha and the rest since he was back in town. Plan kept switching from one to another. Til noon nothing was really confirmed. I received a phone call from cousin asking for tea break. So off I went for our girls session at Bing. 

Later Twitter became active and my phone rang non-stop from all the tweets received. In the end, we all decided to call for a steamboat party at Kim's place and board games for the after party. Kim and Cath did all the shopping and preparing. 

The food bought by Kim and Cath. Total 8 of us eating inclusive Mojoe who went around trying to pick a food.

After dinner, it's game time!

Mike brought his old version of RISK. The armies and cannons that I miss so much! But we didn't play this. Instead we were all more attracted to the new board game that Kim bought.

A very colorful and fun-looking board game called Life. This is the Life that I faced that night. Let me explain a little on how does this game go.

From start, you choose either to start off with college life or as a working adult. Working adult received salary while college student will have to borrow a loan from the bank. Me and Mike chose to start off as college student while Elisha and Cath started off as working adults.

As the game goes on, there are pit stops which is the orange colored box. You don't need a dice to roll for the number, the round thing in the middle is a spin wheel with numbers from 1 to 10. Spin and move your car. Since I'm a college student, my first pit stop is during graduation where I need to choose my career. This is when I faced my life.

Our of 6 cards, I had to pick out two cards without knowing what are they and from the 2 cards, I choose one. The moment I flipped the two cards, I had a good laugh myself. Is this coincidence or what? I am so destined to be an accountant.

From career, you get ups and downs in life. Everyone is forced to get married. Even during marriage, every other player will need to pay you a sum of money as angpow. Hehe =P Then there will also be kids at which I got a twin =.=''' There's also honeymoon, continue studies, losing your job, donations, vacations and lots more. It's really like going through life itself.

At the end of the day, you will retire and get to choose 2 ways of retiring. One is the old folks home where your Life cards are secured and the other is to stay in a mansion where your Life cards can be taken by other players if needed. When every other player finishes the game, the one with the highest value of assets will win the game.

My asset is buying a Modern Victorian house. At which I paid off with cash! Haha! If only we can buy a house that cost 500k with cash alone. I did not choose my dream house which is a Penthouse because it's too expensive. And just like reality, bank loan will need to be paid back with interest charged. A 5k interest is being charged for every 20k you loan.

I think this is a good game. It actually got me thinking. These are all the ups and downs in life. When you faced them in a game, it's just a game, spin the wheel and move on. But in life, can you just spin the wheel? Although yes the wheel is like our time itself. You just gotta move on but how are you gonna solve your past problems? In game, you can forget about it and just look forward to what's ahead because your point is to finish the game. But in life, our aim is not to end our life, but to enjoy the journey of life. Yes we need to move on but we can't forget our past, we need to remember them and take is as either a good memory or a good lesson in life. Of course, every single person must look forward to what's ahead but at the same time, you must not forget to enjoy the scenery around you.

I am currently at a pit stop of my life. I will be jobless soon. I have yet to secure any job. I am putting a stop in my love life. I'm finding my focus. What do I really want? Career or job? But it is at this time of my life that I realized, I had been missing out a lot. I start to see things from different angle. I am opening my ears to everyone who is wiling to share and advice. I am opening myself up to invitations to breakfast, lunch, dinner, supper or just merely hang out. In the past, all that I focus was money and love. Nothing else. I am disappointed at myself that only now, when I'm left alone, I realized I am not alone at all. I still have friends who really cared for me. Those who really went out to help me. Those who are willing to spend their time just to hear me rant. It is only until when I am down at the valley that I know, no matter what happened, I still have my friends with me. Thank you friends. Thank you so much. I shall learn to enjoy my scenery around me =)

Sunday, September 9, 2012

#TwtupSungkey 2012

Long long time ago, hahahaha! Alright, back in August, when it was still Ramadhan month, #TwtUpSungkey was being held at RJ Ayam Penyet which is located at Satok. I didn't know the exact location but my bro does. Nope he didn't join me but because it was just behind St Joseph school, so I supposed he hang out there alot =P

I joined in the fun cos mainly Cyril and Fahriee was there too. I don't know who else will be there and I need a place for dinner. Or more like a company to dine with. The event was (if I'm not mistaken), organized by The Collective and we, Sarawak Bloggers Society partner along. 

RJ Ayam Penyet. The other branch was called RJ Ayam Bakar. The place is famous among Malays cos it's certified Halal. Price wise, I think it's reasonable. No I don't remember the price =P

The many happy Muslim waiting for prayer time to 'buka puasa' together. Looking at the beautiful ladies in their baju kurung and baju kebaya, again I questioned myself, when am I gonna tailor-make a set for myself? I've been wanting one but that 'want' has yet to be achieved.

EraFM was also there together with us. I'm not sure whether they sponsored partly or just partner along. I like this projector screen. Everytime someone mention #TwtUpSungkey then their tweet will appear on the screen. I read alot saying they wished they were home in Kuching so that they can join us. Awww...........

EraFM radio announcer. They were asking questions and those who can answer will get goodie bags.

Ah time to eat! My 'buka puasa' dish =P Mee goreng ayam.

My words? I think this event is good. They managed to attract quite a number of people. But what I think they can improve is probably the venue. Because the parking space were so limited that we somehow had to park alongside the road and it's really not easy to spot an empty space. But nevertheless, I do hope to see another round of #TwtUpSungkey next year. Cheers~

Friday, September 7, 2012

RJ Ayam Bakar

A month ago when Elisha was back in town, we went for dinner at RJ Ayam Bakar. The one in town. It's my 2nd time there. A place famous for ayam penyet and ayam bakar. Wait, they're different right? Anyway, I'm not a fan of ayam penyet but there's just something there that I fell in love with. 

Sha went back to hometown some time ago after graduation but because of pack schedule, we didn't manage to meet up before he leave. So when he told me that he's coming over to attend his first master class, I insisted at meeting up =) No more excuses. 

Sha's favourite ayam penyet. Mike couldn't make it so I WhatsApp this photo to him and he went on scolding his tummy ache. Hehe =P It does look nice but nah, I'm not a fan of chicken. I'm a beef lover~

As I wasn't in the mood for heavy meal, I opt for small finger food and of course, my favourite food there.

Peanut butter with chocolate toast! I wanted to have their Nutella toast but sadly they ran out of Nutella =( I shall go back for that next time.

This is my favourite, BANANA FRITTERS WITH CHEESE! In case some of you don't know, banana fritters means pisang goreng =) I ordered the large size and by the time I finished this plate, I couldn't take in anymore food so I had to bring the toast home for next day's breakfast. It's a good way to diet right? But then again, not too much cos it's fried.

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On a different story, just posting a photo that had been outdated and forgotten til I saw it on my desktop. Hehe =)

Tea break with Yong Lim at FullHouse on the day I need to go BCCK for food tasting =P My all-time favourite passion fruit tea and mushroom soup with almonds. Not bad but the soup can still improve. I love the environment there. Seems very lovey dovey.

Back to story.

Now that Sha moved back to hometown, we can only meet up whenever he comes over Kuching to attend class which is once a month. And only will be here for the weekend. Previous weekend we had a good time at Kim's place for steamboat and board games. It's gonna be another 30 days before we meet again. By then I'll be at KL. Oh dear~~~ Hope I can squeeze a lil time for lunch or tea break before he leaves =(

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Mummy's Birthday at Garden Hill

Mom's birthday falls on August 22nd. And once again I'm late for posting about it. This year, I did not prepare any present for her. Blame it all on me. I wasn't in the mood to shop for any gift. Kinda ran out of idea also. So I thought just bring her to a nice dinner.

We celebrated 2 days earlier since it was Raya holiday. I've been wanting to bring my mom to Garden Hill cos I love the environment there and the food was acceptably nice. I made a reservation that noon and we went there happily that evening.

Everything turned out to be a disaster when the food came. What I realized was, the management must have changed people already. They renovated the place. No more nice pond. Although still have nice lanterns hanging around. When I looked at the menu, I was extremely shock and went speechless. I can't just get up and leave. So I had to pick from whatever that is on the list.

This is my mini mix platter.

Then my mom's chicken chop came. Right.

My brother's prawn skewer.

Maybe I should have realize earlier that these are all vegetarian food. Bigger notice please! I felt so bad for bringing my mom to such place for dinner. Sigh...Should have brought her to Mr Ho instead. I owe my mom another good dinner now. Gotta replace it some day.