2014-12-23

Complex.

There are two types of people in this world.
People who analyse everything with logic,
and people who use their feelings to experience things.

Unfortunately, I'm the latter. People with enriching emotions suffer a lot.
They suffer from the struggles they experience every single day WITHIN themselves,
by asking themselves philosophical and spiritual questions and their purpose of life.
They worry about their career paths, their future, the incoming deadlines and their visions.

As if our problems are not enough,
those "analytical" people give us more trouble by misunderstanding us.
They say that we are emotional, why don't they say they're emotionless?
They say that we are overthinking, why don't they use their brain more?
They think that we are sensitive, why don't they be more careful about people's feelings?

Ugh. I'm getting tired of these kind of people.

I'm uncertain about my future, so WHAT?
You can go and live your SO ORGANISED and RISK-FREE life,
I don't care.
We, are different human being.
Not everyone wants to go your way,
you have no rights judging me.

It's tough to be a human being with complexity and individuality,
I need the time to figure out who I am, what my life purpose is,
and I don't need you to tell me what to do.

This is MY journey.


This is for the ultimate realists who try to bring me down.

2014-12-22

Update | What I have been up to recently

Sorry for the lack of update here.

Recently I'm (and need to)

1) Filming & editing a video for my portfolio
2) Drawing stuffs for my portfolio
3) Doing my Mathematics IA
4) Doing my Psychology IA
5) Writing my English WIT essay
6) Doing my Biology IA
7) Writing my French essay
8) Researching / Writing my Biology extended essay
9) Studying for SAT subject tests (Bio, Chem & Maths)
10) Filling in my common app informations (Answering questions)

...so many things to do.

Btw, if you're interested in my portfolio, you can find it HERE.

Here's a sneak peek :P

Happy Winter Solstice Festival everyone! :)

2014-12-10

Christmas Wishlist | Black // Polaroid // Colours

Black // Polaroid // Colours

Black // Polaroid // Colours by theabigailwong featuring beats by dr dre headphones

Complete list here.

Now y'all know I love black. *smirk*

It's weird to call myself a colour lover when I don't like to have colours on my outfits.
I enjoy seeing colours on other people tho. Am I weird? :/

Btw, don't feel obliged to buy me anything. 'Cause these are just something I would like to have.

:)

Happy Merry Christmas! :D

Love,
Dandioy

2014-12-04

Colour Life | Pantone Colour Of The Year 2015 is 18-1438TCX #Marsala!


I don't know why, but I just have a weird feeling towards this colour. Don't get me wrong, I truly find this colour intriguing, it just that the ambiguity of this colour drives me nuts. You couldn't really "differentiate" its true colour, whether it is more of a reddish-brown or a brownish-red. I can get really particular when it comes to figure out what colour it REALLY is. 

I mean, if there is more of a pinkish undertone, it should be classified under the "red" box, and if there is more of a mild yellowish tone, it should be in the "brown" box, right? The same case happens this year, when the colour of the year is Radiant Orchid. I couldn't really classify them into pink or purple. At the end I just ended up not really liking the colour. 

(As a colour lover, the struggle is real.)

Photo credits to: Jessica Yu @UjessU

Marsala looks like brown here to me.

Photo credits to: HYATTS

But in this photo, it looks more like burgundy. I secretly hope that the colour would have more of a red undertone so that I can just assume this colour is burgundy, which reminds me of FALL. Ahhh such a pretty colour and season. ;_;

Photo credits to: In Style

Photo credits to: aawep.com.au

They make AWESOME wedding colour palette too! Much class I KENOT.

AHHHH. WHY CAN'T THEY STANDARDISE THE COLOUR.
(Rolling on the floor OCD-ing)

Photo credits: Pantone

You can always get some clues of COTY from Pantone's Spring palette. So I guessed the COTY should be strawberry ice, custard, lucite green OR classic blue.

I thought custard has the highest chance to be the COTY 2015 because they had a pinkish-purple tone (Radiant Orchid) in 2014 (so it's not likely to be strawberry ice), green hue (Emerald Green) in 2013 (so no lucite green), classic blue might be a staple colour for everyone already so no point making it as the COTY.

But I never thought that they would choose such a neutral, earthy colour. As compared to COTY 2014, the COTY 2015 is lack of radiance (pun intended HAHA). However, now that I have done some thinking, it actually make sense. This year, Pantone collaborated with Sephora to make cosmestic sets using the colour Radiant Orchid. Of course, if they still want to collaborate with Sephora, they have to choose some colour that is more wearable, like Marsala. A Marsala coloured lipstick sounds like a great idea! It would make great eyeshadows too! This colour really flatters every skin tone. So, I guess this COTY is still a YES from me? We shall see.

:)

Love,
Dandioy

2014-12-01

Be shameless.

This is literally how I look like recently.
(Don't mind the bed head, dark circles and that pimple on my lip)

Spot any differences? I just shaped my eyebrows yesterday. I shaved some excess stray hairs here and there around my eyebrows. Now I look fresh. Yay! 

So I have some random thoughts about beauty when I was admiring my thick eyebrows shamelessly.
#caradelevingneeyebrowsyo #allnatural #shamelessandproudofit

Sometimes I look at all the pretty people on the internet and wonder, how does it feel like to be pretty/fit/positive/flawless all the freaking time? How do they feel like waking up in the morning, standing in front of the mirror and looking at their own reflections? It must be darn good to be pretty and beautiful. But then I wonder, is there anything that I can be proud of to be myself? I know personality is important, but then it is inevitable to feel belittled when you are being compared with them by the society. Let's face the reality, sometimes looks DO really matter to some people.

How can you make yourself feel beautiful? I would say that it is important to find your best body or facial feature. Which part of your body empower you? It can be your eyebrows, eyes, nose, lips, skin, boobs (not in my case lol), height, body shape, hair and even your ears!

Do you have really nice and defined collar bones? Wear a low cut tank top and show it off!
Do you have pretty eyes? Take off your glasses, wear contacts and charm the sh*t out of everyone around you!
Do you have long legs? Wear shorts, wear heels, walk like a Victoria's Secret model and don't care how does everyone think about you, 'cause girl you're the bomb!

I am a firm believer that everyone has their own beautiful and unique facial or body feature. You just need time to find it! I have already found mine:

1) I have nice eyebrows I don't even need to draw them on using makeup.
2) I have a pair of beautiful eyes with super thick eyelashes. I have that natural eyeliner effect.
3) My skin is generally healthy and it glows if I exercise regularly.
4) I am tall. I can look like a model if I wear heels (and skinny enough HAHA)

Be shameless! Love yourself and believe me, you'll be so much more happier!

What is YOUR best facial or body feature? 

Tell me in the comment section below or in the cbox!


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IB Semester 3 is nearly over. I CANNOT BELIEVE IT LIKE HOW DOES TIME FLY BY SO FAST. Anyway, all my blog readers, I LOVE Y'ALL. (so do leave a comment so that I can know your existence <3)

Can't wait til IB ends so that I can blog EVERY SINGLE DAY. 

Bye! 

Love,
Dandioy

2014-11-23

中二得奖作品|且听我说

且听我说 

您说
世界上的陷阱太多
小心翼翼
保护着幼小的我
不让我受到一丝的伤害

您说
我还太小
不肯让我独自飞翔
外面的天空充满危机
我弱小的心灵会受伤

如果我说
我已长大
可以到外面的世界闯一闯
您会不会让我独自翱翔?

如果我说
我不畏惧受伤
即使遍体麟伤
我自己会面对
您会不会让我展开我的翅膀?

如果我说
我的未来
我自己来帷幄
梦想之船由我来掌舵
您会不会让我来寻找自己的那片大海?

如果我说
我想实现梦想
去寻找心中的世外桃源
请不要阻止我
因为
我相信
总有一天
我会带着你飞往那地
在那里居住

母亲
且听我说
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我还记得这篇诗歌的灵感是来自于母亲。
事隔多年,当年在书桌上拼凑文字写散文诗歌小说的日子历历在目,
当时的我应该不会想象现在的我会回顾这篇诗歌吧!

好怀念好怀念 :)

2014-11-19

中二得奖作品|窗外的风景

窗外的风景 

每当看到妈妈,我就会想到妈妈在窗口那看着窗外世界的样子。

那扇窗平凡无奇,简简单单的四方形外框因岁月的流逝而显得有些破烂,而窗外的景色更是不引人注目。喏,不就是几朵紫色小花,一棵大树,几只小鸟么?有什么吸引人的呢?我反复思考,想不到答案。

一天早上,妈妈一如既往地开了窗,早晨的阳光直直地照耀在我家的客厅里,给冷冰冰的家带来了一丝丝的温暖。我伸伸懒腰,从楼梯走下。妈妈煮的早餐-土司,散发出阵阵的香味,引诱着我的味蕾。

妈妈正在为窗口前不知名的白色小花浇水,动作优雅而恬静。我不禁上前,迎接这晨曦,随同着妈妈依偎在窗边。我看着妈妈,她仍然静静地坐在窗边,不发一言。妈妈的眼睛专注地看着窗外的天空。我发现,妈妈的眼睛因岁月的摧残而多了几道皱纹,但妈妈漂亮的眸子却隐藏不了妈妈曾经花容月貌的事实。凉凉的风吹来,轻轻地吻上我的脸。风中,掺杂着一股淡淡的香味,是花香!

不知不觉的,我的目光便转向墙边默默无闻的紫色小花,它们在微风中摇摇摆摆地,煞是可爱,什么时候,我开始喜欢上不起眼,在角落生长的小花了?我自顾自地嘲笑以前的自己,以前的我,总是喜欢踩扁这些小花,它们是多么的可爱,温柔,又不做作,默默地把香味散播到每一处,每一个人的心里。它并不要求回报,即使人们忘了它,却仍然为人们散播香味。骤然,我觉得我在这些小花上找到妈妈的影子。

妈妈就像这些不起眼的小花,总是默默地把爱散播给身边的每一个人。

想到了妈妈,我的目光又转移到妈妈的身上。

妈妈的嘴边扬起一丝甜蜜的笑容。我知道,她在看着她和爸爸一起种的树。那棵树已经种在那里十几年了吧!妈妈和爸爸的“爱之树”树叶张得茂密,这些都该归功于妈妈的细心照顾啊,最近“爱之树”还盛开了粉红色的小花,小花在微风中缓缓飘落,仿佛是在叙说着一个凄美的爱情故事,简直就是一个如诗如画的景色。原来这么多年,我忽略了这么美的景色,真是可惜,我情不自禁地摇了摇头,在心里嘲笑自己的无知。

看到这棵树,我又想到妈妈了。妈妈自从爸爸车祸去世之后,一声不吭地扛起了这个家,这几年来,一直都无怨无悔地照顾我。有时候,我顽皮,顶撞妈妈,妈妈也是独自一个人默默承受,自己躲在房间里哭。妈妈想念爸爸的时候,她就会开窗户看着爸爸为她种的树,她就会满足地笑了。多么坚强但又柔弱的女人啊,我想,爸爸一定是爱上这样的一个女人,而我,也在这一刻深深地爱上这样的一个妈妈。

现在,妈妈的目光已转到了树上的鸟窝。“看,鸟妈妈在教小鸟学飞呢!”妈妈修长的手指划破空气,指向树枝上的鸟儿们。而在此时此刻,我仿佛又看到了母爱的光辉,散落在窗外的庭院……回忆中,妈妈总是在我低落时把我从伸手不见五指的山谷中扶起,回忆中,妈妈总是在我开心时,笑得比我更加灿烂,回忆中,妈妈总是在我身旁……

泪水在我眼眶里打滚,泪,不是因为伤心而流的,而是因为母爱的伟大而流的。母爱,它如一盏灯,点燃了就永远就不会熄灭,照亮了一个又一个孩子内心的黑暗和前进的路途。

“妈!我爱你!”我一把抱住妈妈,流下幸福的泪水。妈妈抚摸着我的头,微微笑着。

窗外,鸟儿欢乐的歌声,大树的花朵随风飘落,紫色小花的花香扑鼻……但,窗外的美景始终会让我们淡忘,但是窗边母女相偎的风景却让我永铭于心,因为妈妈的爱,就是最美的风景!

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突然觉得以前的文章好矫情呵呵。
刚刚在旧的邮箱找到这个超开心超怀念的!
毕竟,中二中三是我创作的高峰期。
我还找到一篇诗词哦!下一篇敬请关注吧。

:)

2014-11-09

要坚持走这一条只有自己孤军奋战的路,真的很难。

我一直就是一个举棋不定的人。

对于我自己的梦想,我亦是如此。

记得,开始喜欢画画,是在开始会拿笔、坐在电视机面前看卡通的时候。
但是喜欢画画,就只是单纯的喜欢,当时也没有特别去栽培。

小学一年级,因为家里人很多都是医生,所以理所当然的把医生当成了我的梦想。


小学二年级,开始接触了很多百科全书,当时在图书馆天天泡着看《十万个为什么》,我敢说图书馆里(小学部)的科学书籍已经被我看完了。看到电视上科学家都很酷酷的样子,就感觉这像是我会喜欢做的事。就毅然决定成为一名科学家。但是,嘴里始终是说:“以后我要当医生。”



小学三年级,读到了很多很好看的小说,当时看书的速度已经是到了神速的地步,一目十行。除了儿童图书之外,我也广泛涉猎了很多像是戴晨志的励志书籍,翻译书籍像是《呐喊》和《哈姆莱特》、琼瑶、报纸上的连载金庸、经典巨作《西游记》和《红楼梦》,还有《星星周刊》和《中学》(早熟吧哈哈)。也就在那个时候吧,开始对华文有了非常浓厚的兴趣。就开始想要做一名作家,写很多很好看很有趣的故事。但是,嘴里始终是说:“以后我要当医生。”



小学四年级, 因为班主任说我是书呆子,我决定参加画画比赛证明自己不是只会读书,结果发现自己的天分是画画的时候,我也曾经想要成为一名画家。在一个10岁小孩的世界里,会画画是一件很了不起的事情,小朋友们总是在美术课的时候围绕在你身边,叫你帮忙画一笔、随便画一个卡通人物都会招来极高的呼声。在书店里第一次看到绘图本,对一个喜欢阅读的我来说是一个多么新奇的事情。后来又开始每一个月都订购《哥妹俩》,因此大大地影响了我现在卡通式的画风。虽然从大人的口中得知当一名画家会饿死的,心里还是悄悄的憧憬有一天能够出一本属于自己的书。但是,嘴里始终是说:“以后我要当医生。”

小学五年级,我在同龄朋友当中相对厉害的,就是写作和画画,都是很文艺的天分。当时,参加比赛对我来说已经是一件司空见惯的事。有一次,还在两个比赛中都得了双料冠军,就是画画和写作,当时,我真的好高兴好高兴。好的事接二连三,我还得了和平绘画比赛的冠军,作品送去澳洲去参赛,虽然后来的消息石沉大海,但我也已经非常满足。当时,应该就是人生最为风光的时候了吧。成绩全校第二,课外活动也常常夺奖上报纸。但是,嘴里始终是说:“以后我要当医生。”

小学六年级,画画比赛依旧参加,依旧得奖。与五年级不同的是,我参加了华文程度比赛,得了第五名,对我来说,我已经非常高兴了。就在那个时候,我对中国文学产生了异常浓厚的兴趣,我知道《红楼梦》的别名叫做《石头记》,是曹雪芹撰写,高鹗续写的;《西游记》是吴承恩写的;《四书》指的是《论语》、《孟子》、《大学》和《中庸》;《五经》指的是《诗》、《书》、《礼》、《易》和《春秋》。这些通常是中学生才学的东西,我在12岁就学了。即使对写作和画画有热忱,但还是因为成绩优异的问题,大人总是叫我去当一名医生。所以,嘴里始终是说:“以后我要当医生。”


到了中学,很多事情都开始改变了。教科书不再是华文,而是陌生的马来文和英文。我对学习的兴趣大大地下降,所以,成绩再也回不到小学时期的前一二名,勉强在十名之内。我开始接触了电脑,学习如何使用friendster,研究网络到底是怎么一回事,也开始在这个部落格写下自己的心情。后来,开始学会下载东西,学会用photoshop,学会用绘画板画画,学会copy&paste(你不知道当我知道这个功能的时候我多开心)还有许多许多。画画比赛还是继续参加,继续得奖。在中二的时候,我的散文得了全国第二,我对写作的信心大幅度地提升。间中,又开始写自己的小说(还曾经不知羞耻地发了一篇邮件给一间公司问他们能不能帮我出版我的书,最可恶的是到现在都还没有回复我的!),虽然没有写完是个遗憾,但也终究是个美好的回忆。现在回想起来,中学时期的我,好热血哦!在中四的时候,开始想要做一名animator,想Walt Disney一样,打造自己的Disneyland王国。这个梦想,却因为家人反对,而夭折一半(一半的原因是因为这个梦想的种子已经在我的心里偷偷地、不见天日地发芽了)。在中四中五的两年,因为受到使用网络的限制,我在这个空间的发文量也少了。因为从小就是优异生的关系,我一直以来就是很kiasu(怕输)的人,别人能够当得上医生,我当然也能够啊!于是,嘴里始终是说:“以后我要当医生。”


在中学的期间,我最喜欢的科目,依然是华文和美术。然而,到了中四中五,华文和美术就不是必修科了,而进了理科班的我,自然而然不用报考美术,很多身边的朋友,也因为华文很难考到A+而放弃这一科。虽然如此,我还是选择了华文,还额外报考了美术。因为是理科班生的关系,我不会有美术班,所以如果有什么问题要自己自动自发找文科班的美术老师。我发现,我在华文班的时候是最开心的,即使还要在每个星期二和四放学后上额外的课。对我来说,华文,是一个甜蜜的压力。回想起来,我在中学时期的时候,华文和美术,一直以来,就是让我有自信开心的科目,这两科,可说是我学业里的重心和支点,让我应以为傲的东西。



我觉得每个人一生下来,就有着属于自己的使命,自己存在的价值。于是,我也当然相信每个人都有一个自己很强很强,与生具来就很强的东西。而我,就是华文与美术。暮然回首,我发现,“你千辛万苦想要把哪样东西保留在你的生命里,那样东西值得你用一辈子去追逐”回想起来,我不畏艰难报考华文,就算是离开中学升学到吉隆坡的学院,还是坚持开创学院内第一个华文学会,还是坚持用华文写部落格,持续看华文书、华文戏剧。我深怕总有一天我的华文生锈了,过去的自己会讨厌、会瞧不起现在的自己。说到美术,我还是喜欢画画,还是会定期创作,还开了自己的脸书粉丝团。虽然没有很多的赞,我还是应以为傲。


这些我去用时间和生命都要把它们保留在我人生中的东西,就是创作了吧结合写作和画画)。我还是喜欢看卡通,嗜戏如命,因为我喜欢听故事,创造故事和人物,给予故事主角灵性。我曾经听过一个很有启发性的故事,故事情节是这样的:故事的女主人翁是个青春有活力,充满梦想的女生。她的梦想是成为一位音乐家,她想要到大学主修小提琴。然而因为父母的反对,被迫去主修她一点也不喜欢的会计系。学成归来,她就平平淡淡地找了一份工作,结了婚,也生了孩子。后来忘了她到底发生了什么事(好像是得了精神病),她活得不开心,她突然想起从前有人对她说的一句话:“上帝给予人们属于自己的天分,如果你不好好使用自己的天分,总有一天,你会赔上放弃梦想的代价”起初,我不以为然,以为故事,终究只是故事。


让我万万没有想到的是,我真的为我放弃梦想的行为付上了代价。在2014年的3月到9月,我几乎患上了忧郁症。说是“几乎”,是因为家人和朋友们及时把我从忧郁症的悬崖旁救了上来。当时,我尽可能不和学院里的朋友们说话,吃饭都是一个人吃,回家,把自己一个人关在房间里哭泣。很多时候,会东想西想,把生活中不开心,压力大的东西用放大镜无限放大。为什么会不开心?那是因为我的成绩并不是非常地理想,加上我的重心和支点(华文和美术)根本就不存在了。加上那个时候为了让自己专心读书,逼迫自己不可以画画。当时也因为要考UKCAT 和 BMAT(就是考医生要考的entrance test),压力异常大。我不断地对自己洗脑,甚至在我的“About Me”的简介里说觉得自己的使命是靠医术帮助人,希望自己终有一天会被自己洗脑成功。忧郁症也就这样乘虚而入,悄悄的。

后来家人发现了,及时开导我,还让我选择自己喜欢的科。但是,我发现,家人并不是压迫我的人,真正压迫自己的人,是我自己,我很kiasu(怕输),我害怕如果我选择了自己喜欢但很冷门的东西,将来朋友、社会都会嘲笑我,说我没有出息。最难过的那一关,终究还是自己的那一关。突破心理障碍,我尝试对自己说每个人的人生都是不同的,只要努力,各自的人生有各自的精彩比较的人生,总有一天,我能够彻底地放弃你。现在,我比较振作了,也比较开心了。你不能拿着每个人的人生来比较,把电脑要做个比方吧,一个安装绘画软件的电脑,不能用来做复杂的数学题;一个安装游戏软件的电脑,不能只是用来打字。医生,当然是一个很好很高尚的职业,但不是每个人都可以当的。要物尽其用,杀鸡焉用牛刀,各司其职,才是真正的王道。每个人,都有每个人自己专属,上帝给予的天职,而这个,就是由你自己去探索了。


现在,我要,很努力很努力,达。成。我。的。梦。想。虽然我知道这是一条很少人走的路,或许这根本就是只有自己孤军奋战的路,我还是要继续走下去,选择了,跪着,也要走完。

好了,我的故事说完了,如果你喜欢,不妨留个言告诉我你的故事吧。

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以下是很激励人心的日本广告。

成功的路上并不拥挤,因为没有多少人坚持地下去。



人生, 真的是一场马拉松吗?



笔于
2014年11月10日
12.42 a.m.

2014-11-05

051114

今天,我又是一個人吃飯。

我總是覺得,一個人吃晚飯,比一個人吃午飯來得淒涼。
中午的時候,我可以拿著厚厚的心理學課本一邊吃一邊讀還做筆記。
教科書和手機,都是掩飾孤獨的最佳武器。在人群結對的人潮里,
看到成群的朋友,說聲我急著回學院做功課;
偶遇點頭之交的朋友,報以強顏的歡笑,粉飾孤單,很簡單。
然而到了晚飯時分,當上班族們下班、學生們也只與知心好友吃飯的時刻,
我就像是一群五彩斑斕色彩里的那一抹的黑色,
本質低調,卻又在這群的人海裡,顯得太過特出、格格不入。

說真的,我不排斥別人與我吃飯,只是有時候我需要自己的空間。不是我不喜歡別人陪,只是我對陪我的人很挑剔,我不習慣,也不喜歡跟不是很熟的人吃飯。

我希望,
總有一天,
我的吃飯buddy
會出現。

2014-11-01

So Taylor Swift's "1989" is out!

... and I 'm damn excited! :D

I just don't get why do people always give the ew-you-love-taylor-swift-face whenever I tell them I love her. The first song I ever heard from Taylor's Swift is Love Story when I was Form 2 and I'm addicted to her songs ever since! My secondary/high school theme songs are all her songs and I'm still damn proud of it. I remembered how excited I was in Form 3 when she just released her EP "Mine". I had her entire 3 albums ("Taylor Swift", "Fearless" and "Speak Now") in my Sony Ericsson phone and I kept them looping all day long when I was waiting my mum to pick me up from tuition. I listened to her songs every night when I was doing revision for my SPM test.

I did realised the fact that she wrote songs about her ex-boyfriends. SO WHAT? Ed Sheeran wrote songs about his ex and I believed that many of the celebrities did to. What is the point of pointing fingers only at Taylor when everyone else was doing the same thing? Anyways, I love her and I had witnessed her growth in her music industry. Taylor Swift had admitted that "1989" is her first pop album ever. I love her country songs but I love her transition to pop music too!

Speaking of "1989", SERIOUSLY HOW CAN YOU NOT LOVE HER ALBUM COVER?! I totally fall in love with the polaroid style album cover, too creative! This album is going to be in my wishlist, hope that I can buy this for myself one day! <3 (If you want to buy for me also can lah HAHA)



Let's just hope that this video will not get banned by Youtube lol.




Love,
Abby

2014-10-14

Café Hopping | The Brew Culture Café @ Plaza Damas, Sri Hartamas

#Cafehopkl has been such a HUGE trend in Kuala Lumpur recently. So, what exactly is CafehopKL?
CafeHop KL is a project mapping independent cafes around Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and by "stalking" the hashtag #cafehopkl, you'll get to know all the avid café hoppers around your area.

After searching for the independent cafes on Instagram, I realised that The Brew Culture Café is just right around of the corner. In fact, it is located in Plaza Damas, which is opposite of my campus. That's mean no taxis needed to get there, WOOHOO! :D

My café hop buddies, Deanna and Xiu Ching!




The café is not as crowded as other cafés, which makes it a really nice place to sit down and chill with your friends / do your homework. FYI, free Wifi is provided in this café. The owner is super friendly and I like their services. The overall ambience is cozy and bright, which is nice because natural light makes my photos extra high definition and clear. 


I like the idea of having a mini library in the corner of the café. 




Honestly speaking, the green tea latte is not as good as Starbucks's. The taste of matcha isn't noticeable as you can see from the intensity of the green colour.

Price: RM12


Chocolate cake is not bad. (Sorry I'm bad at describing taste of food ;_;)



For me, this raspberry fruit cake is too sour, probably because of the fresh raspberry syrup. The other parts of the cake is pretty tasteless though.

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I was with Xiu Ching when I was paying a second visit to this café.


We ordered mango cheesecake and Irish cream latte. The mango cheesecake is delicious and Irish cream latte is not bad (I only take a sip so I'm too sure about the taste tho)


Verdict: 

The ambience is nice.
The drinks are just okay.
The cakes are so-so for me. #problemofhavingabakermum

Revisit? Probably. Just because it is near to my campus. HAHA

The Brew Culture,
Plaza Damas 3, Jalan Sri Hartamas 1, 
50480 Wilayah Persekutuan, 
Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
+60 17-683 5435

Fat-die-me,
Abigail

2014-10-11

Food Hunting | My first French-Italian fine dining experience @ Cilantro Culinary Academy by Millie Lai


Trischa's friend, Millie Lai was having her final assessment in her culinary degree and her assignment was to serve 65 people for dinner. As I never tried French-Italian fine dining, I decided to seize the opportunity to go for the dinner. I was OVERJOYED when I realized that their desserts were going to be GREEN TEA OREO PARFAIT. *like, is their menu purposely tailored for me? LOL*

We arrived there around 7 at night. They gave us some sweet bread slices just to fill our empty stomaches.



<Salmon Gravlax Cream Cheese Crostini Mushroom Pâte served with crushed crackers and Mesclun Salad tossed in French Dressing>

Honestly speaking, this was my first time trying salmon as I try to avoid raw food. Allowing my teeth to sink into the flesh of the salmon, I find it fresh, soft and mouth-watering. Too bad I finished the whole salmon in one bite. Heheh, now I'm craving for salmon sushis.


The second dish was <Romano Tomato Confit and Sautéed Garden Vegetables>.

The tomato soup was just nice but I didn't get to try the garlic bread ;_;
People took my share away when I was busy taking picture of food ;_;
*PEOPLE WHY YOU STEAL MY FOOD*
(Can't believe it had been two days and I'm still upset about this, what to do, life of a foodie ;_;)

Btw, my mum told me that when I was in nursery, I demanded for a doubled amount of food, if the aunties in the nursery didn't allow me to do so, I will cry out loud with all my heart and soul.
(How powerful food is ;_;)

*yes I'm not ashamed HAHA*


THIS IS WHEN MY PORTION HAD BEEN STOLEN.


Third dish was <Pan-Seared Duck Breast drizzled with Cherry Red Wine Reduction sauce, Potato Duchesse>.

As I dislike the taste of meaty meat (if this makes sense), I gave my portion to Moses. The mashed potato was smooth in texture and the taste was incredible.


Finally, the best part would be the dessert! <Apple crumble bars with Green Tea Oreo Parfait>

The taste of green tea was not prominent but a hint of bitterness could be tasted so I guess it was not bad. The apple crumble bars were the best apple crumble bars I had ever had. 

Overall, I would say that I love fine dining, but the only problem is, the portion is too small D:
I'm still hungry after eating all these.

No wonder French people are skinny.

Hungry-die-me,
Dandioy

2014-10-10

由始至终,都是你呀哈佛。

哈佛哈佛,简单的两字承载了多少莘莘学子的梦想啊。


真真正正地认识到哈佛,是在中二的时期。看了刘墉的《超越自己》、《创造自己》和《肯定自己》,内心里满腔的热血,汹涌澎湃的热血,颜色是哈佛绯红。

不是鲁莽冲动的鲜红色,而是经过时代变迁沉淀,成熟稳重的酒红色。

哈佛,是刘墉永远的梦想,是刘轩成功到达的国度,更是让我闻其名而热血沸腾的名字。

已经决定了申请哈佛,比我大一年的学姐已经飞往半个地球之遥的美国,了了她的儿时哈佛梦,明年,会不会是我呢。天上的阿爸父,只有你知道什么学校适合我,我相信你为我安排的,一定是最好的。

哈佛,你会不会是我的羁绊。

笔于
2014年10月10日

2014-09-30

Food Hunting | Nana's Green Tea Malaysia @ The Gardens Mall

If you follow my instagram you will probably have known that I'm a HUGE green tea junkie! I'm just obsessed in anything GREEN TEA.

Hence I was so excited when Nana's Green Tea is finally coming to Malaysia. My family and I paid Nana's Green Tea a visit because I kept raving about this Japanese restaurant!

Photo source: jkdrooling.blogspot.com

Photo source: www.malaysianflavours.com

Photo source: hokangtao.com










THE FAMOUS GREEN TEA PARFAIT, which is literally PERFECTION.


Non-sugar green tea is the best if you are opting for a healthier choice!


You can look at the price here.

Verdict:
1) The food is SURPRISINGLY AMAZING.
2) Green tea parfait is awesome and does worth the price!
3) The place is a bit too crowded but it's worth the wait.
4) I WOULD DEFINITELY COME AGAIN.

Fat-die-me,
Abby

2014-08-15

Food Hunting | Kim Gary Restaurant @ Hartamas Shopping Centre

It has been a while since I wrote a food post.
Recently I have been to Kim Gary Restaurant in Hartamas Shopping Centre.
Their food was quite amazing but a bit pricey.


Chicken Burger (RM 8.50)


Look at it! *drooling*


Carrot juice (RM 5.60) if I'm not mistaken.


Cheese baked rice with beefs and corns! (RM 18.90)
This portion was HUGE, so do ask someone to share with you.
I didn't finish mine and it was such a waste.

That's all for the food post! I definitely recommend you to try out this restaurant.
The waiters were friendly and nice as well!

Fat-die-me,
Fat Abby

2014-08-09

暂别Studio Ghibli // 再会宫崎骏


相信大家都知道Studio Ghibli即将暂别大银屏的消息了,
一直就很喜欢宫崎骏指导的电影的我真的很失落,
小的时候,我最喜欢的就是disney,感觉每个人都是公主王子,
但是真实生活中怎么可能是这样的呢,
于是,我就开始对宫崎骏的动画倾心,
如果说disney的风格属于富丽堂皇、花枝招张的,
那么studio ghibli就是单纯简单、朴实无华的,
就是因为这样,我也就深深地爱上了动画的制作人,
也就是伟大的宫崎骏先生。


FUN FACT一则:宫崎骏先生是与我同一天生日的哦(转圈圈)
于是特地找了我们的生日日期,
我们的life path是3!
(其实我并不相信这个,只是凑着好玩,所以大家别太在意啊!)

Life Path:
The number 3 Life Path is one that emphasizes expression, sociability, and creativity as the lesson to be learned in this life. (除了我的社交能力不是那么好之外,其他都很准哦)Here we are apt to find the entertainers of the world, bright, effervescent, sparkling people with very optimistic attitudes. A truly gifted 3 possesses the most exceptional creative skills, (哈哈臭美的我欣然接受啦呵呵)normally in the verbal realm, writing, speaking, acting, or similar endeavors. Typically, the life path 3 gives an above-average ability in some art form. (怎么这么夸奖我啊)This can encompass painting, interior decorating, landscaping, crafts, writing, music, or the stage, or all of the above. You are apt to be a happy, inspired person, constantly seeking the stimuli of similar people. Your exuberant nature can take you far, especially if you are ever able to focus your energies and talents. (其实,我也想过,如果我没有创意没有天分,我到底是什么。At the end of the day,我发现如果没有这些,Abigail就再也不是Abigail,我希望有天我能够用我的天份在我的事业上。)

Positive traits:
The bright side of this path stresses harmony, beauty and pleasures; of sharing your creative talents with the world. Capturing your capability in creative self-expression is the highest level of attainment for this life path. (这或许就是我经营部落格的其中一个原因吧!)The characteristics of the 3 are warmth and friendliness, a good conversationalist, social and open. The approach to life tends to be exceedingly positive, however, and your disposition is almost surely sunny and open-hearted. You effectively cope with all of the many setbacks that occur in life and readily bounce back for more.You have good manners and seem to be very conscious of other people's feelings and emotions. Life is generally lived to the fullest, often without much worry about tomorrow. You are not very good at handling money because of a general lack of concern about it. You spend it when you have it and don't when you don't. (哈哈未免太中肯)

Negative traits:
On the negative side, a 3 may be so delighted with the joy of living that the life becomes frivolous and superficial. (其实我觉得我是个非常悲观的人呢,这个就不太准了哈)You may scatter your abilities and express little sense of purpose. The 3 can be an enigma, for no apparent reason you may become moody and tend to retreat. (这句就中肯)Escapist tendencies are not uncommon with the 3 life path, and you find it very hard to settle into one place or one position. (对我就是那种每天发白日梦的那种傻逼)Guard against being critical of others, impatient, intolerant, or overly optimistic.

如果这个life path测试是准确的,宫崎骏先生和我实在太相似了。

想玩玩看的人可以到以下的网址看看哦!

[Taken from] http://www.lifepathnumber.com/


还记得第一次看龙猫的感觉吗


孩儿时期时的好奇心


以及孩提时代的懵懵懂懂


曾经比手画脚才能表达出来的梦境、情感、意义


在长大之后在全然梦醒豁然


所以,在宫崎骏回归之前,请大家都要振作,保持对生命中最原始的感动,

好吗?

加油蒲公英们,
Abby
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