Sunday, 22 April 2012

The little one...

Meet my first niece
2days old
 just recently, about 6months.
isn't she adorable?.. such big sparkling eyes, reminds me of puss in boots
 ooh, she's gonna be spoiled.

with love

Friday, 20 April 2012

The Passion!

My new found passion is for makeup.
Ever since college days, i grew a little passion for makeup each day.
Back then i don't apply much makeup on regular days, it was just for outings & any special occasion.

The passion grew bigger when i started working.
I guess one of the main reason was because i don't need to depend on my few months pocket money savings to get one product anymore. second reason to that is like ..duhhh...just being vain *cough*

I am amazed by how makeup can enhance one's beauty.
and i always wanted to learn more about it. So i've started searching for makeup courses.
Its quite a expensive passion i have. average price for a bridal makeup course is about rm5XXX,
excluding most of the tools & product u need.

Not only the cost of the course "stop" me from signing up, it was also because of my full time job as a media planner in mindshare. i work late, even night classes on the weekday seem impossible for me to attend. i got a little tired/bored after 3 1/2 years..& at that same time i saw a promotion on the course that i've been eying on, i jumped straight into it. with that, i've quit my first job in mindshare.

2012 is a big challenge for me. Loads of changes in term of my career path.
& now juggling with my passion.
I hope i will pull it off.

p/s: graduating in july/aug! i will be a certified MUA (make up artist). How cool is that :D

magic box sponsored by a lovely friend
 &i  added product more to it.

Wednesday, 18 April 2012

The Girls Getaway to Krabi

About a year ago, me and my girl friends bought flight ticket to Krabi.
I am very much a beach person, so i thought Krabi would be the perfect place to be.
I was picturing Krabi as a liveliest place with beautiful beaches and parties by the beach but it turn out to be a really chill out place. :S

It was a 4days 3nights short getaway.
My idea beach holiday must have: Sun, Sand, Sea & loads of smiles (smiles under the alco-influence :P)...

we stayed in Pakasai Resort @ Aonang.
lucky me got upgraded to a luxurious room.
the room was clean, neat, & comfy...okay for honeymoon.

Huge bathroom with bathtub & shower area

the less unfortunate 2: Kalai & Banu got the standard room.
the room was much smaller as compared to ours (me & Janice)

Doing what girls do best...1 look pretty & smile to the camera, 1 camwhoring, 1 busy curling her lashes

we r suppose to have a girlie pillow fight.. but we forgotten about the pillows in this picture teehee

i love how we look so happy in this picture

this is the buddy i know since college days....
we used to be about the same size, i've grown so much FML :'(

Restaurant Dalas is where we have our breakfast.
but it wasnt good at all. The worst continental breakfast i have.
but they have nice decoration. i just adore heart <3

In the resort, there's a small "infinity" pool that is super shallow

doesnt have much view from the pool but its still not bad.

there's a mini bar by the pool.
we notice only the whites take up the pool deck.
they were chilling by the pool, some sun tanning, some reading... just awfully quiet.
we went out for a walk at the town, do some shopping...
saw the sunset & went for massage.
massage is a must do in thailand. its so affordable that we visited every night

the food there was just soso...nothing great.
quite disappointing.
the pad thai i had for the first night was horrible.
malaysia serve better thai food. the only thing that was good was the local beer, Singha

Day2 we went island hopping & snokerling.
we joined a tour for 950 baht per person. there are many tour company that provides island hopping, snokerling/diving tour, sight seeing &etc. practically covers all the tourist attraction.

we woke up early, had our breakfast, waited in the lobby for a while for the tour guide to come pick us up. While waiting, we were busy applying sunblock in the lobby.

& there was amber time for me to camwhore.

i am a total camwhore freak on every holidays because i believe in capturing every moment that i have paid for with the technology :P Sadly the rest of the group wasn't really into taking pictures/being in the pictures. :S so i have very little picture from the trip.

oh well, at least got a few nice shot.
i.e. the sun ray

the reflection

and the bright smiles :D

One incident where my hat flew out of our vehicle because i was sitting at the edge :S
one of Banu's friend, Mohana (thanks for picking up my hat) had to ran after my hat. haha i feel bad but i think its a nice ice-breaking for the day...teehee...

we took this speed boat to phi phi island &some other island (can't remember the names).
The boat is very clean, because the person in charge really wash you and make sure u are like 90%sandless before getting into the boat.

these are long tail boat. should try them out if you have time.

the scenery was really nice.
the water is super blue, okay maybe the color in this picture is a little bit too dramatic.
it was still as good. just less vibrant
the water is so clear, you can see plenty of fishes...
but i think i chase them all away in this picture hehe

i dont remember what this island call, but it was like a lagoon with super fine sand

we stopped at phi phi island for lunch.
saw this lil "temple" just by the walk way, thought it was really beautiful with all the colourful cloth wrapped around the tree.

If you like nightlife, you should so stay in phi phi island.
Ao nang is quiet & boring at night.

After lunch, was the snorkeling session,

snorkeling wasn't really great and very little time.
you get to see same fishes around. maybe the spot that we went wasn't not sure, but i find it quite disappointing.

later that night, we got ready and went to the town to shop,
it was a really small town, i bought short, some shirts & one piece of jumpsuit.

Day3 was to visit few attractions away from the sea.
we visited the emerald pool then the hot spring

the elephant trekking

took a ride on an elephant for about 30-45mins.
after the elephant riding experience, i swear i will never want to ride an elephant ever again.
it's so cruel, where the trainer poke the elephant with sharp tool throughout the trail.
and then the last spot was the tiger temple.

did not climb up the step and did not walk into the temple because i wasn't cover up.

so we were just hanging around outside
thats about it.. 4days 3nights with 3other girls

I went home with my hair braided :)
i adore this hairstyle

Next time to thailand, i would like to see the songkran festival & the fullmoon party.

Wednesday, 11 April 2012


A pin can mend a broken heart...

Keep smiling even if u don't want to...
things will get better.
this is one of the thing that i've learnt during my recent trip to sg.

remember to keep that smile :)

Wednesday, 4 April 2012

New Zealand Part 3

Diary of the rest of my days in New Zealand continues...
Kinda lost track of when i've visited the rest of the places but oh well, these are most of the places i've covered.

We past by Wanganui District Council and visited the Durie Hill Elevalator.
its a very old style elevator, very antic & cute!

Each trip its about -NZ$ 2-3. don't remember exactly how much but me and my bf took a ride up & hike down the hill by foot

Once u are up at the Durie Hill, you can go up this beautiful tower for the best view.

This is what you get to see when you are up there.
360' view of the whole area.

There were a lot of this signage around.
haha unbelievable!
Took a stroll at the Virginia Lake
Saw mother duck with 4 little duckling walking in a row
Virginia Lake is a huge park, i think we took an hour ++ to walk around the park but the weather is just right for the walk. cooling & very calm... surrounded by the greens & animals.

Later in the evening we went to the Black Beach in Wanganui.
It was one of the place best to visit for me.
the dark sparkling black sands was so fine... feel like lying down on it all day.
This is the most magical black beach ive been to so far

Off we go to City of Palmerston North

& Wellington, the city
Wellington was the least exciting place to visit for me, although it is the third largest city.

Visited the big Te papa museum

and went to the cable car

One thing about New Zealand is that every where u go, u get to see beautiful scenery.

the Botanic Garden @ Wellington

Wellington Wind Turbine Generator

& we went hunting for seal at the seal colonel.
but we were too late. you have to go early in the morning because its quite a long walk.
best to go with a tour, so that they will bring u in with a 4WD, if not, make sure u budget at least 1/2 a day for the walking :P

we didn't want to stay in Wellington for another night, so we drove over the night & slept in the car. When we reach Napier, it was in the morning, just nice for sunrise

& catch the local morning flea market.

I've got one of the beanies

Had hotdog for breakfast

went to bluff hill domain

again.. the awesome view

and visited the winery.
Get to taste some good wine. :)

isn't it awesome romantic? haha

saw this on our way to Taupo

& we rushed ourselves to mata-mata for the hobbiton tour.
we were the last customer to arrive

The Hobbiton tour is the movie set from LOTR.
the land is private, so if you want to visit, like it or not, you have to pay for the tour to take you in. At the movie set, there's a average size (looks huge to me) farmland where there have lots of sheeps running around.

each day, few sheeps will get shaves for demonstrations to the tourist like me.

completely naked in just few minutes!

the we get to feed the little one.. its super adorable, i wish i can keep one as pet

went back to Taupo to visit a friend for dinner.
Next morning we hike up Mt. Mauganui.

its a little tiring to get up there.. about 45 mins walk
but its all worth it.

Day flew by very fast... 10days is definitely not enough to cover North Island.
Last stop was Auckland.

saw the sky tower.

walked the Auckland bridge

watched the last sunset @ Mt. Eden

some day... some day...

we will go back for south island! :)

All thanks to the boyfie for the good company :)