It has been almost two weeks since I came back to London. I am still reminiscing about Malaysia. It was such a great trip. One occasion that had made the trip so sweet is that I get to experience our Independence Day celebration after a long hiatus. To be honest I can’t remember when was the last time I was back home during Independence Day. The whole vibe on that afternoon was amazing. People from young to old gathered with full of energy, blowing their vuvuzelas. The whole street was lit up by the community’s spirit and zest. Despite the blazing hot weather, I can’t help but feel proud of the country. It has come very far and still striving for the best. Every place has its fair share of positives and negatives, I believe Independence Day is a day that reminds us to focus on the positives and charge forward for a greater existence. It applies not only to a country but to each and every one of us.
Till next time lovelies,
Outfit: Zara jeans, Zara slip on, Zara long sleeve ruffle top.
Hi my lovelies, happy midweek!
I have just started full-time job on Monday and gosh it had been busy everyday. I am trying to create a nice routine for myself. Mid week is just as busy but it is nice to crave a bit of time to write blog post.
As you know I spent 3 weeks back home and during that time I sneaked in a quick trip to Singapore. There I visited some of my very good friends and one of them happen to be a talented photographer. I am very lucky to have friends with varying talents. My friend Danny did a mini photoshoot at the Victoria Concert Hall and near Singapore River. It was just a casual shoot but I was definitely stoked with the result. I would like to share some of the shots he took with his beloved Leica. Enjoy and I will see you again this Friday with #pickabookfriday series!
Uniqlo v-neck grey top, Zara jeans, Ted Baker heeled sandals, Daniel Wellington watch
Photo credits: @dannyimson
Till next time,
Hi my lovelies! Hope all of you are doing well. Apologies for being away for quite a while. I was off to an extended holiday back home in Malaysia and sort of had a laptop break. Now I am back again in London and slowly getting into my usual routine.
Home. It is not that straightforward for me to define. London is my home because I’m based here with my loved one. Home is also Malaysia where my family resides. Both are near and dear to me. However, when I talk about the Malaysian home one thing comes straight to my mind other than family – FOOD. Food here is heavenly. Period. I credit the rich taste of Malaysian food to the diverse cultural influences we are very much proud of.
For me Home is where I look forward to so much for the love, carefree way of living and knowing there is happiness for the soul. In this blog post, I would like to reminisce the gastronomic delights of my home that time and time again never fails to uplifts my spirits.
Do visit Malaysia, the place has a charm that will get you.
Till next time,
Hello my lovelies, how is everyone doing?
I usually post on Mondays but I missed yesterday. I finally submitted my MA dissertation and decided to take the time off. Literally to chill out and not doing anything. 🙂 I am currently packing my bags and I am very excited to have an extended holiday visiting family and friends back in Asia. Exciting things are planned and one of it involves a staycation with my girls. Just thinking of it makes me so happy. That’s what besties do huh, raise our happiness level to a height you feel like you are basically on cloud 9!
Looking forward to our get together made me reminisce our last holiday in Perth. Perth was great because of the girls. However, Perth was also great because of its lovely charm. The laid back vibe is just something else. One particular place I would like to share with you guys is the Blue Boat House.
Another name for it is the Perth Crawley Edge Boatshed but commonly known just as the Blue Boat House. It is a very instagrammable spot and I couldn’t agree more. The Blue Boat House is surprisingly easy to get to from Perth CBD. We took the Transperth bus no.950 and the ride was about 20 minutes. Since it is located just off the road (it is to your left while driving along Mounts Bay Road heading towards Fremantle), taking the bus is the easiest. Have your google map ready and while you are reaching the destination you will easily spot the boathouse. For those who are driving, it will be slightly difficult to get a parking slot because there is no parking bay for you to stop. However, you can drive ahead for about 500m and turn left into the Perth Dinghy Sailing Club. We were lucky to have the whole boathouse to ourselves and we stayed to take photos after photos till another group popped up. Trust me, if you want to take your pictures in peace do go early. The last thing you want to do is to take your shots awkwardly while have many pairs of eyes staring at you.
Take a look at the boathouse and you would want to make a trip yourself the next time you are in Perth.
Hope you are inspired as much as I am!
Till next time lovelies,
Hello lovelies, how are you guys? I hope everyone is filled with lively spirit!
It is Friday again or should I say Friyay ^^ I always feel yay-ing on Fridays because it is a moment where I can sit down, pick a book and kind of relax after a week of work. In today’s #pickabookFriday post, I will be talking about another Mitch Albom’s gem:
Tuesdays with Morrie
The story is told from the author’s perspective based on his life experience and his encounter with Morrie Schwartz, his University professor who is ill from Lou Gehrig’s Disease. The author is intrigued by his professor’s attitude towards death and his life lessons leading to a weekly meeting on Tuesday. This story takes its time to unfold yet leaves the reader wanting more. It is such a page turner this one.
In this story, you will see a lot of focus on character development for both the author and his professor, Morrie. With every page you get to know Morrie a little bit better and connect to this personality and I feel that is a beautiful thing a book could give the reader. Tuesdays With Morrie is a story that will help to remind us to stop and remember what is important in life because tomorrow might never come.
Some beautiful takeaway from this book:
- Sometimes you cannot believe what you see, you have to believe what you feel. The most important thing in life is to learn how to give out love,and to let it come in.
- Forgive yourself before you die. Then forgive others.
- Death ends a life, not a relationship.
- Once you learn how to die, you learn how to live.
- Love wins. Love always wins.
I think we can all learn something from a good book and I hope this book will enrich you in one way or another.
Have a great weekend guys!
Happy midweek my lovelies!
I don’t know why but I get very excited when its midweek. ^^ Hope everyone had productive days so far. Keep on fighting guys. Weekend is just round the corner.
Last week was Mr T’s birthday and I organised a surprise dinner for him. Well he knew we were going for a dinner but the location was kept a secret (does that count as a surprise?!) Anyways, I started brainstorming on what to do for his birthday a good half a year ago or even earlier. This is what we do don’t we, for those we love dearly. We put a lot of effort because they matter. 🙂
During my research, I really wanted to bring Mr T for a nice dinner in London, specifically private dining. It is a special occasion and I wanted slightly more privacy than normal where we can just enjoy the food and each other’s company. But I must tell you, the research was not so straightforward. Private dining in London is costly unfortunately. However, perhaps it was my luck or my perseverance I found the perfect place.
Why this restaurant topped the list?
- The was no extra charge for hiring the private room. Now that is quite rare. For an acclaimed French restaurant, this was a great bargain. I was pleasantly surprised when I received an email saying there was no room hire charge. However, you do need make an advance booking of 35/pax. The good thing this charge will be deducted from your total spending on the day you dine. Basically I am just paying for the food. Perfect!
- The booking process was so smooth. No hassle and the booking was done once I provide my payment details.
- This restaurant has multiple private dining choice based on the number of people attending. It is great for any occasion.
- The staffs were so courteous. From the time we stepped in to the moment we left, they made sure they looked after us very well. In addition, the male staff were quite an eye candy if you fancy those stuff but of course I was there for my man. ;p
- The food was marvellous.
I booked the Chef’s room. It is the smallest seating up to four guests and therefore most private dining room. On top of that, it was the wine cellar! Mr T loves wine and that sold it for me. How better to surprise him than having a great quality dinner in a room full of wines. The room had such great ambiance. It was romantic and was just perfect for the two of us. Of course at times the staff will pop in to grab a bottle of wine for other guest but they made sure we were not disturbed at any cost. Kudos to them. Both of us went for the 8 course tasting menu. It was mental but somehow I managed the whole course and came out triumphant. Overall, we had a great time. If you guys are in London and want a private dining, I would highly recommend Gauthier Soho. They have a way to make your day feel more special than it is.
I hope you guys have a great time with your loved ones.
“To love is nothing. To be loved is something. But to love and be loved, that’s everything.” – T. Tolis
I would like to make a special shoutout to @suji_hairstylist who made my hair for this special occasion. Suji is actually my MA programme classmate and hairstyling is her hobby. I say the girl has some serious talent. Appreciate her love and effort to come all the way to my place. Do check her out guys, she is great.
Till next time guys,
Jumpsuit – similar Love Bonito
Heeled sandal – Ted Baker in grey
Handbag – similar La Martina
Earring – Swarovski