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Saturday, 29 December 2012

2012 Year End Trip to Genting Highlands

I am back from my holidays. Took me a week post-trip to update here.  Was at Genting Highlands & Kuala Lumpur for 2 nights each.   
From my tiny room @ First World Hotel, Resorts World, Genting Highlands
1st stop Genting Highlands :
The trip involved besides the vkitty family, I brought along dear dad and dear mom.  The whole trip was decided late which costs me a BOMB!!  Yup, yours truly sponsored the return airtickets and accommodations throughout this trip.  Hence, the surge use of my cc which was shown in my last update :P.

Nevertheless, the consolation must be the tiny room I stayed at Genting which was free from the points exchanged from my parent's Genting cards :PP.  LOL, they have been accumulating points from the several sessions with their "friends", the ka-ching ka-ching machines.  The Genting casino was their main agenda when passing time, while I brought my loves around the indoor park with all the amusements and rides.  The outdoor park was closed 'coz of the weather.  Throughout our 2 nights stay, it was cold and windy.  My Gosh!, the place was covered by THICK FOG!  Brrrr!....... well, at least it feels kinda christmas-y, I guess??
I didn't managed to snap alot of pics for this trip.  No one was interested in taking pics T___T. Everyone were there for the fun element.
 The fun-s!
Indoor theme park at RM102 for 2 adults and 2 children : Neh, been there before, rode many-many times, the same rides since my previous trip before this. Genting, y u no new rides? Oh BTW, everyone were hogging the indoor rides since the outdoor ones were closed.  Yes, the queues were very, very, very, veeeeeerry LONG!

eZICash for arcade games : I think there's either RM4 or 8 left in the card T_____T 
So you r the tallest, eh?
Ripley's Believe It or Not Exhibition : Paid RM80 for 2 adults and 2 kids.  I'm swaying towards worthwhile to spend this amount as there are some really weird stuff on display there.  So weird that Manja was begging to leave and wouldn't wanna finish the entire exhibition.  In the end before Manja goes hysterical, I had to hastily leave and return to the entrance with him while Beary & Cheeky were finishing the exhibition and exiting from the Exit way.  The result was me given an ear full from Beary for Manja's manja-ness.  Soooo worth it, right???  T______T.  (Pun intended.  But really, its a good exhibition).
Digiphoto : Pics taken by others to claim at their pic booths.  I think this needs to be paid.  Dun know the price. See, got pics taken oso didn't wanna grab them. 
The trip has been a delightful experience for everyone.  A tiring one, nevertheless, packed with lots of fun.  And my fun started even before I reach KL.
TANGS LOVES ME!!  The TANGS Sale was at Genting!!   
Thank god I bought something there as I didn't make it to Pavilion nor create my inaugural journey on the bridge linking KLCC. Thank you TANGS for bringing your sale to me ^_^.  Really needed to get new shoes as my loafers was killing me by biting my heels.... Both!!  I ended wearing my sandals the whole time.  
Before I reach Genting, my dear sis was whatsapp-ing me: 
Me         : Oh yes! Arriving KL 15 mins earlier.
Dear Sis : Bah sdah sampai big city jgn macam Sam pa lau k! 
Well, sorry to disappoint you Sis, but my instinct was to be comfortable and not to allow further damage to my feet.  So here's a pic of me in my sandals, my Sam pa lau style ;D :
Freakin' cold with love......... from Genting Highlands
Ending this post by wishing everyone and counting down to : HAPPY NEW YEAR 2013!!
♥ ♥ ♥
** RM46,711.87. party ~ Did I give you a shock?  That's a major difference from the last update.  Feels great to end my 2012 with the cc reduction. YES!  More MM posts soon ;).

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Sunday, 16 December 2012

We T.A.B.'ed! ~ The Awesome Bloggers Gathering 2012

First of all, I have to apologise for coming up with this post late.  I am usually tied down more intensely on my day job nearing the end of the year.  I was so immerse in my job that I don't even remember where did I transfer the pics taken during the gathering :O 
Well, I managed to trace some.  The ones that I could not trace are those taken with my phone :( 
Yet ultimately, its the memory and my experience from the event that counts.  And I shall tell you my side of the story about this event more famously known as:
This happened on a cozy after rain evening on the 10th of November 2012.  It was a Saturday, and the event took place at Party Play, Jalan Lintas.  Everyone was requested to abide by these 2 rules, that is to turn up in a single colour wardrobe and to get a no lesser than RM30 gift  for exchange.  Equipping myself with both "weapons", I turned up at the entrance of Party Play.  And hoo boy, did I coloured myself in red..... Red dress, red shoes, red lipstick (duh!), red hand bag and a somewhat pinkish wrapped gift in hand.
All the gifts <3.  The checkered one that looked like a Burberry ;) is from me
We kicked start the night with an ice breaking session, by randomly picking a name from a tiny container, and I got this :
Everyone were requested to introduce the person whom he/she has picked.  One by one the names were called and soon it was my turn.  And there she was, Edith.
Hello Edith. Can you tell I was nervous?
Yes, I was.  Its like a student meeting a teacher. :P...... okay, I'm exaggerating, nevertheless, I was somewhat nervous as prior to this, I have not meet her before.  And so, instead of me introducing her, I passed the ball and let her self introduce :PP (yea, I was thaaaaaatt nervous!)
This was reciprocated with Nowriz introducing the Vibrantkitty.....    
Hello Nowriz, nice meeting you :)
After everyone intro'ed, it was time for dinner.  Here's mine:
Party Play's Club Sandwich with Lemon Pink Soda
The rest of the night's programme was accomplished quite fast with lots of games and laughters.... with thanks to Chegu Carol for organising the games.  Soon it was the gift exchange programme and as per similar to the ice breaking session, we picked a name from the tiny container.  Again at random.  And so he got hers, she got his, she had hers, vice versa, etc. etc. and....... Aemy got mine, and I got Aemy's.  Hahahaha, what coincident that we exchanged each others gifts.  
I looked like a giant beside petite Aemy :P 
The rest of the programmes were the best dressed male and female bloggers which went to Chegu Carol and Armstrong, not forgetting Aki who closed the event with his all mighty speech (Fuyoh!!).  Yet because of the night ended faaaiiiirrrly early, we did what bloggers do best, snap snap snap photos away.........
Credit: The Rungitom
Such gatherings are truly fun when like minded people who share same interests group together.  Unfortunately, I didn't get to know most of them.  Ambience was kinda noisy and due to the sitting arrangement, a few were sitted quite a distance away.  But I truly had fun, so much fun that I look forward to more of such gatherings. 
So, do you wanna find out what I got from Aemy?   
First of all, what did I get for her?  I got her a box of water sheet mask, a box of 10 sheets of Hello Kitty masks.  And in return, sooooo concidentally, I got a kitty too!!!!
A kitty coin bank.
I absolutely adore my gift.  In fact so adoring that I'm going to plant a kiss on my pretty kitty.
Thank you Aemy.  The kitty goes oh so well with my brand name ;)

Monday, 5 November 2012

I'm Watching : The Last Steep Ascent "天梯"

Have I mention of my hobby before?
Of course I did, It's under my "About This Blog" page.  Well, other than my infatuation on skincare, I also love catching Ns & Ns episodes of Hong Kong TVB dramas.  And so I am currently on my heels with the 19th of the 25 episodes of this:
TVB Drama, The Last Steep Ascent "天梯"
Allow me to tell you why I'm dedicating a blog post on this here:

1)  It's been ages since I last catch a TVB drama.  The last time was in May 2012 when my face and slender figure (ahem!!) were decorated with some of the biggest & gunkiest chick pox.  OMG!!  Nevertheless,  I love the 2 weeks rest constrained by my doctor. ♥
2)  The acting casts consist of some of the most talented artistes. ♥
3)  Some parts of the drama were based on a true story.  I did not know about this.  The sales lady told me so when I was making a decision on purchasing this drama.  Yet, little did I bother what she mentioned to me though.

Hence, as I was leisurely going through episodes of the drama, my sub-conscious mind kept reminding me of what the saleslady said.  By my 8th episode, on a fine November 2nd evening, this news crept up in our local newspaper:
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Okay, I do not read chinese, but my outburst of love (COUGH!! AHEM!!) melted Beary's heart which he interpreted for me :-P .  The title of the news said of "The Love Staircase" woman passed away at age 87. 
It was then that I got to know more about this love story.  The man passed away in 2007 who was 10 years younger than her.  During their time, there were alot of stirs and pressure because of their background, hence, they've eloped to a remote area on a hill to avoid this shaken situation.  The woman left behind her 4 loving children.  Because of the man's understanding of her love for her children, he started in building the 6,000 steps stone staircase with the minimal tools he had.    He has dedicated a great amount of his life in HANDCARVING the stairs (made of STONE!! Did I emphasize myself??)  and taking care of her.  But due to his chronic illness, he succumbed to his death.

The TVB drama drew similarity to the love story, but as its a drama, of course the storyline was ever more dramatic with the added salt and vinegar.  After 2 days of spending what little available me time I had, I am almost finishing my chase of this drama.  6 MORE EPISODES TO GO!!! I have not come to the part of him carving the stairs.  Not even 1 single step!!! I'm crying in agony D-:

When is my next available me time???? D-:
Sometimes, I feel my life would be better being a yellow faced aunty so that I could enjoy my hobby and start kepoh-ing with the other aunties.  U know, nowadays, even the yellow faced aunties are having rosier cheeks than me.  Obviously, they have a not as stressful life when compared to mine. Not meh?
♥ ♥ ♥
** RM59,006.62   If you think this is alot, wait till the next few months figure.  I am anticipating, r u?  Lololol.
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Monday, 22 October 2012

In Pursuit of the Glorious Burger 1 : KK Burger Bakar

It was once asked "Can you make a better burger than McDonald's?"  The answer till today is "Sure".  The then next question asked was "Can you build a business and deliver as efficient as McDonald's?"  Thus, this is the goal of Iskandar & Ayu, the owners of the KK Burger Bakar (KKBB), are aspiring.  Franchising it may yet attain, but the demand for their chunky burger stuffed with various assortments can be seen by the crowd that throngs to their stall on that day.
Ms. Ayu conveying the customers' orders to the kitchen.  Notice the crowd behind.
From a humble idea inspired from one of their trips to Australia, both owners decided to defy the odds and opened up the stall.  Indeed, within months in business, and after numerous feedbacks from customers, they continue to refine their creativity by coming up with new dishes.
The Menu
KK Burger Bakar, HOMEMADE Burger inspired by PURE LOCAL SECRET RECIPES as advised by EXECUTIVE CHEF!  
The owners were determined to served the very best hence every step of preparing a juicy burger from its raw chunky homemade beef patty to the final serving on its plate were showcased.
Of patties, sliced meat and cheese

Toasty hot buns

Barbeque-grilled patties

Adding the final few touches before being serve
Lo & behold, presenting to you, the Lava Gunung Kinabalu Full Blast.... :
.... and all the rest on the menu:
The Lava Kinabalu accompanied by other varieties 

Top image, L - R: Double Six, Taj Mahal, Angry Bird & Salsa Chic

Mr. Iskandar explaining the idea of the business & the aspiration
So, how to do you like your burger?  Why not try out the KKBB?  
Open food court next to Plaza Tanjung Aru, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia. 
(Note: This is an open air area with KKBB operating its outlet as a stall. I entered from the Plaza Tanjung Aru entrance and went behind the building to get to the outlet.)
Operating time:
Tues - Sun : 5.30pm - 11.00pm
To find out more, follow KKBB on their facebook page
This outing had been fun and interesting.  It is also a good ice breaking meet up with bloggers. I'm ending this post with my fav pic of the day:
Image by Dinoza.  L - R : Nathalie, Beverly, Myself, Charlotte, Calista, Tom, EricMargaret  
& the comparatively bigger than a Samsung SIII, The Lava Gunung Kinabalu Full Blast.

Saturday, 13 October 2012

In Pursuit of the Glorious Burger

Mouth watering ma?
How about this one?
Are you drooling mei?
Oh boy!!  Such tempting pics of burgers.......... (I drool, I drool),............. (I drool, I drool, I drool) :-D.  So where to get them?
Fret not for I shall reveal to you where to get these glorious, yummy, lips smacking juicy patties dressed in their fluffy buns soon.
Stay posted by following me via Facebook, Twitter, Foursquare or Instagram.  But you know what?  Its best to follow all ;-)
Muah, muah!   
Pics by The Wendy Wong / Breeze Magazine

Thursday, 11 October 2012

Malaysia's Own Oktoberfest 2012

Dear class....... errmmm??....... my dearest readers, 
We are going to learn some German language today.  Trust me, it'll help ALOT ;-D  
Word no. 1 : PROST!
meaning : gan pei (mandarin), yam seng (cantonese), cheers or beer toasting (english) 
Word no. 2 : STEIN.
meaning : jiu bei (mandarin), zao pui (cantonese), beer mug (english)
And with that, you are all ready to join me for this fun filled celebration:
What?  The events are not in Sabah?  It WAS la, LOL!  It happened on September 28 @ Shenanigan's Hyatt Regency.  Should I call this a roadshow?  As Carlsberg Malaysia is travelling throughout the nation bringing Germany's most renowned beer drinking fest while encapsulating the Bavarian style ambience with a distinctively-styled Malaysian twist.
Click here to know more on the Oktoberfest celebration
"And so on the heels of last year's success, "Malaysia's Own Oktoberfest 2012" promises even more excitement and loads of fun.  To commemorate this rousing occasion, Malaysia's most preferred beer, Carlsberg, and three authentic German brews namely, Erdinger, Franziskaner and Lowenbrau will be offered to beer enthusiasts". ~ I copied this from the handout given earlier *grinning vkitty*.
So how was it?, you may ask.  The event was lively, very celebrate-ful, corny in a way with the again and again chicken dances, yet lives up to its claim as a drinking fest, and then there's the German Oompah band where band members, besides the usual musical instruments, were cladding an accordion and flute blowing in a pub!! (Yes, they can sing.  The usual rock / house music and German songs too!!).  Corny as it may be, but lots of high-energy carnival spirited event, beers, sausages, stein-carrying, dirndl-clad ambassadors..... etc etc, all catered to the bavarian styled celebration.   LOL, wanna see me with my chicken dance move?
Beware, pics overload begins:
Goodie bags, with the humongous steins inside

le stein

Ladies in Bavarian themed outfit

Erdinger, Franziskaner and Lowenbrau.  Brought to you by Carlsberg

Oopss, that's me ;-D

le German Oompah band

Mr. Accordion and Mr. Flute

The high energy celebration begins

Let's do the chicken dance

le dirndl-clad ambassadors

le dirndl outfit.  Love love love the mid length socks <3

Colin of Borneo 360° & myself wouldn't wanna miss taking a pic 
with a girl in the costume.... kawaii ne.  

Dunno what game???..... but looked familiar

Nath and her stein

More chicken dance

Did she just photo-bomb me?

How I wish I have taken a photo like this....... regret max :-(

Lucky Uuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu!!!!!

Dances and games on stage

Look who're the two joining the dances & games?

Everyone is a winner.  Yay, my mini beer tower ^_^V

And not forgetting.... PROST!
There are still alot more exciting pics that you can view from Malaysia's Own Oktoberfest and  The pics are testimony of just how happening the night was.  So what are you waiting for?  Check out the next happening venue by visiting Malaysia's Own Oktoberfest facebook page.  Who knows I may bump into you ;-D
** Respective photos with watermarks are sourced from and Malaysia's Own Oktoberfest. 
 ** More pics taken by myself at my facebook page