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Wednesday, December 18, 2013

A Letter to 30 Year Old Self | No comments:

Hi Clementine of 2015,

I initially wanted to write a letter to the 35 years old me but decided to to forgo the plan after calculating the number of years it take for me to reach the age of 35.

So, hello, I hope you are doing well. Let me do some brief explanation on why this post is written just to refresh your memory a little. The reasons I am writing to you is because I wanted to set some goals and expectations when you hit the big 30. And I have set the calendar on Google to remind you about this post on 26th April 2015, and to see if you have achieved any of the goals. (You are feeling the pressure already..I know.) Besides that, this post will remind you how was it like when you were me.

Today is 18th of December, 2013, I was in the office, listening to Hans Zimmer's epic music compilation when I was writing this post. Last night, me and hubby of 2013 were watching Thor 2 in GSC, One Utama and it was so so awesome. Loki is like the cutest villain ever.

Hubby has been more loving than ever. Never failed to provide me with love and support whenever I need him too. Although he can be annoying at times but I guessed that's how we keep our sparks alive. Argue, kiss and makeup, as they would say. Hehehe..

Baby is going to take his first step into education in another 15 days. I am pretty nervous but I am sure that he will glide through the challenges just fine. And he is like a mini socialite in his tender age so I think he will be able to make new friends quite easily.

Mom is getting older and has pretty much lost her explosives temper. It has been three months since she scolded me disruptively. That is a pretty good progress.

In the mid of 2013, I was given the opportunity to work in a big MNC as a Marcomms Exec and I am currently positioned as the Digital Exec, managing Online Marketing activities for one of the biggest Washroom Hygiene Solutions and Pest Control company in the world. I am forever grateful that I have chosen the "Road Not Taken" and entered the corporate world. Was superbly challenging at first, but I feel that this is where I belong now.

Financially, we are a little bit more stable now compared to those years before. Myself from 2011-2012 had been really terrible and had me feeling disappointed with her actions. So this year hubby and I had been working our butts off clearing off our debts to banks, family and friends. I am currently doing some alterations on the sides in order to earn some extra income so that I am able to afford little luxury in life after our hard work.

So Clementine of 2014 and 2015, now that I've told you my story, I need a favor from you. Here are a list of things that I hope you can work hard to achieve.

1) You and hubby of 2015 need to kick all your tenants out and stay on your own without any strangers in your house gagging herself and hogging the TV 24/7.
2)You need to work harder to clear off 100% of your debts by 2014.
3) I want you to get yourself a car. You might not be able to afford my dream car yet (which is Ford S Max at the time of writing, but you know well how fickle minded I can be.. hehe) but at the very least, get a Perodua Myvi.
4) Career wise, you have to at least be an Assistant Manager, earning at least RM3,800.00 monthly. I do not expect you to start a business or anything like that because I know it is not going to be easy and all the risks that you, myself of 2014 and I need to take into account.
5) And this year, you will need to start your production engine and produce baby number two.
6) You need to master Adobe After Effect and have the ability to create animation at the tip of your finger tips.
7) You need to be well verse in Online Marketing languages, knowing the tips and tricks inside out.

and lastly,

8) You need to improve yourself as a person, be humble, continue to be grateful with all the opportunities and chances given, increase your level of patience and be a better person than me.

Oh and please...DO NOT gain anymore weight!

Here's a photo of me and hubby of 2013 with no makeup and minimal edit taken on 14th December 2013 while waiting for some Char Kuey Teow which took like 30-40 minutes to serve 
So, do you think you can achieve them all? If you did, you may now switch off the laptop, get yourself to the nearest mall and reward yourself with some shopping because you have made yourself, the 2014 self and myself proud. And I think Hubby of 2013, 2014 and 2015 will be equally proud of you as well. Have faith and I wish you the very best of luck!

with lots of love,
Clementine of 2013

Saturday, October 05, 2013

Reboot Cold Pressed Juice | No comments:

I have been practising healthy eating for the past few weeks, substituting my usual ribena to apple vinegar and honey drink and so on. So I was intrigued when my manager shared with us about cold pressed fruit juice.

So how exactly is cold pressing different from the usual juicing?

Cold pressed juicers extract juice by first crushing and then pressing fruit and vegetables for the highest juice yield. Because they don't produce as much heat, they keep more of the fresh ingredients' nutrients intact. 
- Huffington Post
I joined the train ride when my colleagues decide to buy the juices together. I did not go for the extreme like a full day detox kit because I thought I had enough fruits and veges in a day so I ought to try something different.

REBOOT Nut Milk
CACAO ALMOND - almond, soy, cacao, raisin, sea salt
Heart Supporting, Cancer Fighting, Muscle & Vein Calming

ALMOND DREAM - almond, soy, raisin, sea salt
Heart Supporting, Cancer Fighting, Muscle & Vein Calming

I tried both the almond milks and both of them tasted really good.

I actually can't wait to try the other juices especially the 1 day Cleanse kit to detox and cleanse out all the junks that I had been eating for the past few years.

Why is it important to detox? Read the information from the illustration below.


If you feel like trying out the Reboot Cold Pressed Juice, feel free to contact them via their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/rebootpressedjuice

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Almond Dream tastes like cinnamon flavoured soy milk


 Yums!

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Heartwarming Thai TV Commercial | No comments:


This video had me started crying in the office at 1:55.

It's brilliant, and I hope that I will be able to see these touching commercials on Malaysian tv as well instead of those lame-trying-hard-to-be-funny-ads.



Tuesday, September 10, 2013

I Got My First Hair Dryer : Panasonic EH-ND52 | 1 comment:

I am one of those people who would say no in trying different style when it comes to my hair. Over the years, I have tried curling my hair into afro style, then straighten it with hints of purple, coloured it, side shaved and had rebonded it a couple of times. Add on improper hair care, I am not surprised that I ended with really frizzy hair.

Frizzy hair on my best hair day

Somewhere in September, I was so fedup with my unmanageable hair, I have decided to go for another round of rebonding session hoping that it would straighten away my frizzes. 

Saw a cheap deal on Living Social and went for it. The results were not good but it was expected because I only RM70 for it when salon usually charges RM300-RM400 for it.

But it became so much worst after I had my first wash so after reading through blogs and beauty sites, I had decided that I probably need a hair dryer, or more accurately known as Ioniser Hair Dryer.  I went shopping for it and we bought one from Panasonic. RM90, I get noise free hair dryer that helps my hair to become smooth and shiny.

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My first Hair Dryer at 28 years of age

And it was one of the best RM90 spent ever! For RM90 I get to have smooth and frizzey-less hair each time I shampooed. Add in a couple of hair moisturisers, my hair is now at its best condition ever since I started to do all sorts of nonsense to it. 

I love my hair

Slightly wavy at the ends, exactly how I like my hair to be!


Wednesday, September 04, 2013

How To Throw a Memorable Birthday Party in the Office | No comments:

It was my colleague's birthday a few days ago and in order to make her birthday different from the normal birthday celebration in the pantry, I pranked her with a watermelon.

STEP 1:
Everyone in the Marketing was informed to NOT give birthday wish to this girl on her special day. It was purposely delayed until a week later in order to convince her that we had totally forgotten about her birthday.

STEP 2:
Get a watermelon!

STEP 3:
Wait till it was almost time to go home. Get everyone to gather in the pantry and present the Birthday Watermelon to the birthday girl with a birthday song!

STEP 4:
Get her to make a wish and blow the candle off the watermelon.

 

Her reaction : Priceless

STEP 5:
Continue talking as if the half of watermelon if the only thing we bought and make her cut them into small pieces.

STEP 6:
Bring out the cake that one of your colleague has been tasked to hide.


Make her make another wish.

STEP 7:
Continue laughing at birthday girl's reaction.


Happy Birthday my friend.

*Looking at who is next on the birthday prank list  

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Fashion Illustration : Lace Puffy Wedding Gown | No comments:

My colleague and I were having lunch the other and we got really excited when we were discussing about wedding gown.

I guess after the years in various working industry, the wedding business has remain my favorite industry ever, particularly when it comes to wedding wear because the first thing I did when I got home that day was to whip out my sketch book and draw.

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Lacy puffy wedding gown with fuchsia waistband
It has been one year since I left the wedding industry but I am still very passionate about it. 

Monday, June 24, 2013

Horrible Haze In Malaysia And Singapore | No comments:

For the past few days, Malaysians and Singaporeans had been living miserably in a critically air polluted state. If I am not wrong, it has been decades since we had such bad haze in Malaysia.

On Saturday, I woke up thinking that there were fire burning in my apartment because my house was so smoky and smelt extremely bad. And I had a shocked when I went to the balcony and was greeted by this view.


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View from balcony (22th June 2013)


The weather was already very hot and humid on normal days but the haze made it so much worst. I had to shower three times last night in order to get a fairly good sleep because it was too hot.

As if all these conditions are not bad enough, I was most agitated by how our government is handling this matter. There were talks about cloud seeding to induce rain. But that was it, a lot of talking but no action. And out of nowhere, there were reports saying that cloud seeding is useless for now due to the current condition.


So are we going to just cross our arms and wait for the wind to blow the haze away? 


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View along LDP (22nd June 2013)


And it seems like there are some who is more idiotic competition around that we are unaware of, because despite the unefficiency shown by our gov, Indonesian gov managed to come up with even more moronic remarks.

Instead of apologizing or coming up with a solution to stop the haze, Indonesia's gov actually had the nerve to point fingers at us by stating that the companies that did the forest burning are owned by Malaysian and Singaporean.

What a ludicrous thing to say!

Dear imbeciles in Indonesia (I was so tempted to use foul languages here but had to control myself to make sure that this blog is clean of any vulgarities),

Let me tell you what I think about your brainless comments. So those who started the burning was actually Malaysians and Singaporeans, it happened in your country and it is up to your jurisdiction to prosecute them. And it is your land that they are burning. Are you trying to say that as long as the health of your people are not affected, you have no problem with them burning your land away?

Or have you benefited something from it, therefore, you can't take any action against them?


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Comparison between 21st and 22nd June 2013


And for you to ask the Singaporeans to stop behaving like a child is such brainless thing to say. People's health are compromised, many have been hospitalised due to difficulties in breathing. Children, elderly and pregnant women are especially affected by this whole ordeal.

And eventhough it is advisable to stay inside our house but for God's sake, we are suffocating even inside our house. Of course we have every right to complaint!

I know by saying this will reflect on me badly, but I seriously hope that there are some serious calamity in your country soon so that your people would suffer the same thing.


Lorry emiting smoke in the midst of horrible haze

I am seriously hoping that it will rain soon to wash away all the smoke (I am pretty sure many are wishing for the same thing). And to G. Palanivel, you gotto seriously step up your game to oversome this problem, since your boss is no where to be seen, most probably hiding with his family in somewhere with fresh air and a lot of shopping malls.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Neither Here Nor There | No comments:

After reading fourfeetnine's post on http://fourfeetnine.com/2013/06/17/too-much-of-nothing/, I realised that I actually shared the same sentiment.

I'm 28 this year and my biggest achievement in life would probably be giving birth to my son. Other than that, I have not done anything significant that I can be proud of.

Since young, I have always been a stay at home girl because my mom was really strict with curfews. I did some bowling, represented my school and won third place in a bowling competition and stopped playing after I left high school. I started to work in my cousin's workshop right after I got my SPM results. And studied part time in a small college in Penang. Got my diploma and dropped out of college because I couldn't afford the exam fees. Eventhough I was granted with a scholarship, the exam fees was too much for me to bear. I cam from a single family and I was the only one to work earning RM1400.00 a month.

I continued working for my cousin until I met my husband at the end of 2007. We got married and I gave birth in 2009. While pregnant, I worked in a bridal boutique, learnt some basics illustration and sewing. Resigned and stopped working for almost a year. Thought of starting a wedding business myself, so husband applied for some loans but the money was spent on moving to a new house and some of it got cheated by the wedding manufacturer in China.

And then nightmares began with me max out husband's credit cards and a lot more of things that I am too shameful to mention here.

After things got out of hand, I started working in a bridal boutique again. I was underpaid and overworked, working till 2-3am alone in the boutique trying to complete all the alterations on time.

Something happened and I started to find for a new job only to find myself landed in WG. I had a lot of fun and that's all about it. Fun.

Career wise, I have been jumping from one industry to another like a frog in boiling water. From motor insurance to bridal to F&B for like three months and now pest control and hygiene. Eventhough I am a fast learner and can reasonably adapt to any working environment, but the cons will be the limit on my knowledge towards an industry.

I can sew but I can only do alterations and that's about it. I can do fashion illustration but compared to others, mine is kinda mediocre.

I can write and I can see a vast improvement in my writing but I am not terribly good at it. I still have to look up to thesaurus in order to come up with a good article. And each time I submitted my writeup to my superior, it had to be amended at least 4-5 times, with the help of my superior in order to get it right.

"Jack of all trade" is probably the word that I would use to comfort myself, but the truth is I am pretty much, a master of none.

I felt that I had totally wasted a few years of my life away. If I had started my career in a corporate world, I would probably be somewhere up there now instead of a low level executive that I am right now.

And shamefully, besides donating a few bucks away to charity homes and temples, I have never done anything impressive that could help make the world a better place.

If I were to die today, my family and some of my friends would probably be devastated but that's it. Nobody would remember anything about remarkable me simply because I have done nothing.

I really hope that I could do something that one day my son would lookup to and be proud of. To carve my name on an achievement instad of just getting along in life. I hope it's not too late.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Kim Jong Kook in Malaysia | No comments:

16th of June 2013 is definitely one of date worth remember. It is this day when I finally met my favorite Running Man. Kim Jong Kook immediately became one of my favorite Korean celebrity ever since I caught the Running Man bug a few months back.

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Kim Jong Kook being asked some silly questions

Waited almost an hour for his appearance but it was definitely worth the wait. He didn't performed any of his song, but seeing him in person is enough to make the fans grinning from ear to ear. As the event focused on fan-signing, Kim Jong Kook was ushered to the signing table a few minutes after the short interview by a lousy host.

Me, my colleagues and a random dude that we made friend with on that day
After the fan signing session started, we went to Chilli's for lunch. The amazing part was, the signing session lasted for almost 2 hours. Can you imagine signing your name for 2 hours straight? That was probably one of the reason why Kim Jong Kook trained his muscles hard.

Lunch at Chilli's

My colleagues left after lunch while we went back to the center court. I was hesitating to leave eventhough there were nothing else to see besides watching him signing on his posters. One thing I felt quite unethical was that fans are made to pay RM100 to get Kim Jong Kook's signature. What happened to those days when fan signing are done for free?

While lingering around the stage, I saw Kim Jong Kook's manager. This guy here appeared on Running Man quite a number of times so I was not surprised when fans wanted to have their photos taken with him too. 

Kim Jong Kook's manager in the limelight as well
It was one of the best decision made when we decided to wait till the very end because posters were thrown to the fans after that. And I got myself one of his poster. The feeling was amazing.

I hope Kim Jong Kook had fun in Malaysia and would return again, maybe with the rest of the Running Man members. For now, please excuse me while I drool at his poster.

Ahhhh~ <3


Monday, June 10, 2013

Dealing With Death | 2 comments:

I'm grateful to God that I have yet to face death of any of my close family. Thus far, the only death that I had to deal with painstakingly was the death of my pet kitten, who died in front of my bedroom door. Images of me and mom digging a hole to buried her is clearly engraved in my mind. And I think I cried for almost a week over this incident.

I was reading the late Christopher Reeve's wikipedia this morning (he remains my favorite Superman ever!) and his story had me pondering about dealing with the depart of the loved ones.

Christopher Reeve fell down from a horse and sustained severe injuries on his spine which led him to paralysed neck down. The story of his struggles to live really had me teared up. There was once where he thought of suicide because the pain that he had to go through physically and mentally was too torturous.

But Christopher Reeve was considered quite lucky to have his wife supporting him throughout this agonizing journey.

"I am only going to say this once. I will support whatever you want to do, because this is your life, and your decision. But I want you to know that I'll be with you for the long haul, no matter what. You're still you. And I love you." This are the words that wife, Lana Reeves said that stopped him from giving up on his life.

Despite being wheel chair bound, he never stopped living his life and was actively helping others, and this was really inspiring. In 2004, Christopher Reeve had a cardiac arrest and was finally rest in peace, leaving behind Lana and 3 children.

But the saddest part was, Lana was dianogsed with lung cancer in 2005 and passed away in 2006. And this made me feel that Lana was really pitiful because she had to faced her illness alone. Maybe not alone, but I feel that it is different when your spouse is not there. The nights that she had to sleep through alone. I felt, if it wasn't for the children, she would have attempted suicide too.

I don't know why I am summarizing the facts on wikipedia, and I don't even know how to end this post without letting it hang midway. But I really hope that all my loved ones live longer than I do because I don't think I am able to handle it well. I know it sounded selfish but I really rather die first than being devastated.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Friendship | No comments:

I was once a very naive person who used to treat almost everyone who speak to me for more than 30 minutes as best friend. But more than often, these relationship were not reciprocated. And due to many mistakes that I made for the past few years, I've lost a huge bunch of whom I used to call, my friends.

It seems childish that at my age (28!), I still have problems identifying who are my real friends.

I used to have a really close friend whom I shared my thoughts with. Someone I appreciated very much. I knew her since high school days. But due to some drawback and misintepretation, she ended up cutting all ties with me. I was terribly hurt at first, but as time goes by, it made me realised that no matter how strong a friendship is, it doesn't last.

Up till this day, I am still facing with friendship that were not commensurated, which left me feeling really despaired. Despite the care I had and all the measures that I took to help, in the end, it felt that all along, I was just a mere nuisance.

Although I am pretty much dishearten by these, I learnt to appreciate those that I have now. Those who helped me and were there for me through thick and thin. Who lent their ears when I need to let out my sorrow. Those who've seen me laugh and cry.

And my husband once said, best friend will never avoid telling you the truth because at the end of the day, no matter how hurtful the truth was, it was for my own betterment. And they did it because they cared~

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Young Mother | No comments:

I gave birth to my son when I was 23. Becoming a mother at such young age was not an easy feat. But I never in my life regretted my decision. And I've been telling everyone that, up till today, my biggest achievement in life is to give birth to my son.

Everybody says hi to Baby Sukorn
He is my inspiration and the reason why I became a stronger person each day.

Many young mothers would agreed that it is a difficult task to be a mother, even so when you are young. People are often very judgmental towards every single thing that you do. And sometimes it is really tiring and depressing to have everyone criticizing the way you take care of your own child. 

Since May 2012, I had been condemned numerous time for leaving my son with my mom in Butterworth. Everyone thought that I was irresponsible and I had it easy with my mom doing everything for me. Yes, I admit that with my baby away, I am free to do anything I want, I drink my time away till midnight. But how many of you knew how difficult it is to not being to see my son everyday? How many of you understand what it is like to not being able to be there for my son when he had high fever? How many of you witness those nights when I would cry to sleep because I miss him very much?

I may not be a perfect mother but I know deep inside that I love my son very much.

      To my mom, eventhough you can be really annoying at times, I thank you very much for taking care of my child and for giving him the best of everything. You are an awesome grandmother and I love you very much!

And lastly, to all the mothers out there, regardless of age, Happy Mother's Day to you too.

P/S: And oh! Happy Mother's Day to myself too.

Thursday, May 09, 2013

My GE13 Story | No comments:

On 5th May 2013, me like every other Malaysians anticipated this very important day. The day when we, the citizens of Malaysia, get to choose the leaders who we think deserves to be the government of Malaysia.

And as a first time voter, I was more anxious than ever. But before I start writing about GE13, let me share with you about my general election story during my younger days.

When I was much younger, I didn't really knew much about election. I never understood the general election frenzy. I did not get the buzz. All my mom told me was, "If you don't vote during election, bank won't approve your loan when you intend to purchase a house in the future." Which was pretty much untrue as you and i know it. But being a much younger me, I believed it wholeheartedly and really thought that was what general election is all about. 


My father, who is a DAP supporter, on the other hand, never bothered explaining why he voted. Well, he was never home much anyway, so let's just skip his part.

So, the younger me was basically just plain ignorant and un-educated on Malaysia's economic and political status. I didn't even register to vote during the 2008's election, I was 23, still ignorant. Perhaps, situations were not so horrendous back then for me to take notice. And yeah, I was a The Star newspaper reader back then, so I was pretty much blinded by the one lies after another. I was deceived into believing that our economy is growing robustly and our politicians are angels sent from heaven.

Fast forward to 2013, with the help of social media sites, I have gained better insights and my eyes are finally opened wide to see what is actually going on in my country. Corruptions, frauds, power abuse, cronism, etc. I finally understand what the hype is all about.  

 I travelled back to Butterworth right after work on 3rd May 2013 with a mixed feelings. Excited, worried, happy and at the same frustrated reading news after news about the dirty tactics played by the current goverment to secure more votes.

So when 5th May finally came, I walked over my polling station at SJK Tamil Mak Mandin, which was 2 minutes away from my house in Butterworth. I was anticipating a huge crowd, but to my amazement, the school was pretty much empty. It was noon the time I casted my vote.

With no access of internet, I was pretty much left in the dark on what was going on in other states. Eventhough there were updates on national news programs, I knew too well to not believe in anything reported on by the mainstream media.

7pm onwards, me and my mom, left with no choice, had to rely on the national news for the election results. Results from Sarawak and Sabah were reported first. And I was really nervous because the opposition was trailing slowly behind BN.

At about 10pm, I had to leave to the train station to catch the train back to Kuala Lumpur. So once again without any internet connection nor TV, I was not aware of the election's results. I kept my fingers crossed and prayed for the opposition to win because like all Malaysians regardless of race and age, we had enough and we are ready for a change. It's time for UBAH!

I reached Kuala Lumpur the next day at around 6am. And the first question that I asked my husband was, "Did PR won?"

And to my disappointment, BN won majority of parliament seats by cheating. Electricity blackout, additional voting ballots appeared out of no where, last minute recounts and many other filthy tactics were schemed by BN in order to win.

Words couln't describe the feeling of frustrations that every Malaysian had that day. But it was also this day that mademe realized that I need to do more besides voting. It hit me that it's time for me to play my part as a rakyat to secure a better future and better Malaysian.

I am confident that the Malaysians will fight together to achieve what we deserved because I strongly believe that "the sun will shine after every storm".

Ini Kalilah!

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Day Two At New Workplace | No comments:

April had been a really good month for me so far. I've finally secured a job as a Marketing Communications Exec in an international pest control and hygiene company.

Ohai!
This is my first time working in a corporate world where everything has to go by the standard operating procedures. And honestly, I find it a little overwhelming and have yet to get used to it. I'm too used to work in a small scale, relaxing and fun working environment.

Take WG for example, there were only four of us in the same office and we were free to chat, joke, laugh out loud and sometimes sing and dance in the office. Our office was always filled with fun and laughters. Even during our lunch time. I doubt I will be able to create the same atmosphere over here as we are sharing the same office with 50 other staffs.

Where I will be seated on the first week
On my first week, I had been scheduled by my superior to join the company's induction program. It is pretty much like an orientation where a representative from each department comes over and do a presentation on what their department is about, what are their roles in the company and what are their working procedures like. It was pretty awesome as I am able to get to know the organization and the people here better. I'm actually waiting for the next presentation on the company's cash management while I was drafting this blog entry on my notepad.

In the next three days, I will be joining the service technicians and sales personnel on a field attachment to see how things are done outside of the office. I am super excited but also worried at the same time. My team mates assured me that it is going to be a lot of fun so I'm keeping my fingers crossed!


View from the meeting room
Oh yeah, I was totally astounded when I found out that staffs are NOT ALLOWED to use the company's wifi on the mobile phones. Oh bugger!! Tsk..tsk.. tsk..

My working attire!
And the best part about working here will be, there a shopping mall RIGHT BEHIND the office building!!! I can't wait to go shopping after work! It's super awesome!!!

UPDATE!:
I went and walked around the mall right after work and found out that this mall is one of the LOUSIEST MALL that I've ever been too. Hands down! So.. boooooooooo!

Friday, April 12, 2013

Fashion Illustration : Red Evening Gown | No comments:

I've started sketching since 2008 by watching tutorials on Youtube and endless practice. And fashion illustration has turned into one of my favorite free time activity. But I came to realized that all my sketching have had the same posing and style.


So I told myself that I need to improve my sketching especially on the posing and color rendering. After 2 days of drawing and rendering my draft, here's the final illustration.

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I have got to admit that this is my best illustration so far. And I love it so much, I've planned to print and frame it up.

So red and so much love!  

Tuesday, April 09, 2013

Chic Work Wear With H&M | No comments:

Since its first opening in Kuala Lumpur last year, H&M has remained as my favorite shopping spot. And truthfully, I have not been shopping else where since I started working in WG, which is 10 minutes walk away from H&M's outlet in Lot 10. I still remember when there are times when I would walk over to shop for new outfits before starting work at 11am. Madness.

Here are some of my purchases for the past three months. 

Leopard print shirt, peacock green skirt, silver top, blue pants and boots
White t-shirt, both necklaces and blue shirt
And while working in WG, I usually go to work wearing really casual hip outfits ranging from colorful pants to crazy skirt in bright colors.

But now that I am about to start a new job in a corporate world, I am required to wear something more formal. And that means.. SHOPPING TIME!

With the Dressing Room application in H&M's website, I've created a few looks that I would to carry to work. I always believe that formal wear doesn't have to be boring. It can be super chic too. 

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Pink chiffon blouse paired with a black skirt with embroidered details.

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Yellow sleeveless top tuck in a cardigan with a cute beige skirt.

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Blue chiffon top with a linen trouser in dark grey. Paired with a pair of electric blue pumps.

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I love this a lot. Red shirt and blue jacket with black fitting trouser.

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Pencil skirts do not have to be in boring black all the time. So one of those days when you want to cheer up the atmosphere in the office, you may wear a colorful skirt but match it with a plain dark color blouse. Nothing too crazy.

By the way, if you would love to create a look book like this, you may do so by clicking on DRESSING ROOM on H&M's website.

I have been resting since 1st of March and now that I'm all energetic, I can't wait to start work on Monday! Woohoo!

Saturday, April 06, 2013

Fashion Illustration : Purple Ball Gown | No comments:

I have not been doing any sketches since I started working like three months ago. So now that I'm unemployed, I just have to grab hold of that pencils and start sketching again. 

Here's an evening gown illustration that I've done after months of hiatus.

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A ball gown with black tulle wth mermaid silhouette on the inside. This piece was inspired by a client's wedding gown that I altered a few days ago. It was altered in such a hurry that I've totally forgotten to snap a photo of it. What a waste because her gown is so so beautiful!

By the way I totally dig the cute bob with purple highlight on the fringe. It reminded me of the hairstyle that I had three years ago.

Mushroom Head

Have a nice weekend!

Thursday, April 04, 2013

Candy Crush Saga's Addiction | No comments:

I seriously want to kick whoever that got me started to play this game. I was so hooked every since and I can't even explain why I am addicted to it so much. Especially now that I am un-employed. Every morning, I would wake up, and the next thing I do will be to reach for my phone and play for Candy Crush until I'm out of lives.

And it didn't stop there, I played in the car, during meal, even when I was halfway watching Running Man, I would check my phone to see if I got any life back. Not only I'm playing on the phone, I played on the laptop too. 

And the funny part would be, I've been attending quite a number of job interviews lately, and 3 out of 5 sessions, Candy Crush Saga were brought up during the interview. Unbelievable.


And I'm not the only one who's life is ruined because of this colorful candy matching game. I've been reading about how it ruined life of other's too.

And some even went to the point of spending money buying lives and special candy just to complete a level. 


Playing this game made me realized that I am super persevered when it comes to completing something. Be it a game or a task. There was a time when I was stuck at a level for so long, but I did not give up and completed that level, after playing it for two weeks! Level 137, I will not forget you!!


Okay, gotta go send request to get more life!

Sunday, March 31, 2013

Write-up for KL Lifestyle March 2013 | No comments:


When I was working in Werner's Group, one of my job responsibility was to write press release for the restaurants and bars.

So somewhere in February, I wanted to promote Bier Bar KL so badly that I called up one the editor of KL Lifestyle to have Bier Bar KL featured in their magazine. And I was delighted when I was told that they are going to feature about bars in KL city. But the downside is, I have to do the write up myself. And as we have three bars under our wing, I had to do three write ups within a day as the deadline is three days away.

There was a point when my mind went totally blank and I ended up staring at my computer screen for hours and yet couldn't come up with anything. But thanks to the invention of DUBSTEPS, I finished all three in an hour,

And oh boy, I was super proud of myself when I saw them published in their March's issue. To me, it was another milestone achieved and I will definitely have this added to my resume.  

Friday, March 22, 2013

Short Films Screening By Filmmakers Anonymous | No comments:

From young, I've always been skeptical about films and movies produced by our local film makers. But ever since I've started to watch short films produced by our local Youtubers, they proved me wrong. They showed me that Malaysians are creative and can do really well in film industry.

So I was very excited when I saw FA18 happening in Palate Palette (which also happens to be one of my absolute favorite bar in Changkat Bukit Bintang).


Briefly, Filmmakers Anonymous (FA), is a non-profit organization in Malaysia that provide a platform for local film makers to have their work exposed to more people. Once every two to three months, FA will organized an event, where they screen a compilation of shorts sent to them.

The lovely organizer welcoming the guests

And on 19th of March, we were fortunate to catch a total 8 short films. 

1) Fragments 
2) Masturbasi O (I cracked my head trying to figure out what it was about but I gave up after 2 minutes because it was simply too deep to understand) 
3) How To Sell? 
4) Langad Di Odu (A very touching story about an elderly who is longing for her daughter, who ran away from home to be with her lover)
5) Share (Short about the current generation's addiction to the mobile phone and Social Media platforms)
6) Kopi Dan  Dia (One of my favorite)
7) 3075:My Earth
8) Man And Woman (Almost fell asleep watching this)

I would say that, some were interesting, some were intriguing, and sorry to say this, but one or two were really meh~  

The director of "Kopi Dan Dia" and "Share"
One of my favorite would be "Kopi Dan Dia", which is a story about a man who had to choose between his wife and his homosexual lover. 

And after the screening, the director was invited to come up for a short Q&A session. And I was totally in awed to know that it took them almost a day just to shoot a cup of coffee.

Here's a short teaser for "Kopi Dan Dia".



I enjoyed the night, except I was sitting right behind a group of heavy smokers. And it was unfortunate that I just had my hair washed before stepping out and my hair smell so bad when I reached home. But I really look forward for FA19, which hopefully will happen soon.

So it you are an inspiring film maker who would love to share your shorts with more people, you may contact Filmmakers Anonymous at filmaholic(at)gmail(dot)com.

And if you would love to attend the screenings or would love to know more about FA, you may check out their Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/filemmakers.

Saturday, March 09, 2013

What Is Love? | No comments:

Love is a feeling so strong where you realized that you would do anything. Risked anything. And you wouldn't mind being labeled as stupid or any other horrendous names because deep inside, as long as this person is happy, you are happy. For love is blind, you will do things that others would deem unworthy but then again, no one else's opinion mattered.

When you love someone, you will think of him/her all the time. When you wake up, when you are at work, when you are having dinner, before you go to sleep and when you are sleeping. Memories of the good times that you ever had together will kept refreshing itself in your mind. Making you laugh and had tears running down at the same time because you missed the time spent together very much.

When you love someone, you will wanna see him/her everyday. No matter how much hassle you have to put yourself through just to see him/her, for you know, it's worth it.

A message from him/her is what it's needed to light up your day.

When you love someone, you would do anything to support him/her through good times and bad times, and expect nothing in returns.

And when you love someone, even if the feelings are not mutual, you will still feel like the happiest person in the world because all you ever wanted is to cherish what you have now.

"Love is when the other person's happiness is more important than your own." - H.Jackson Brown Jr

Sunday, March 03, 2013

Life Lessons | No comments:

In this mere three months, I've learnt so much about life than I had for the past few years.

I'm pretty much a very simple minded person, although with an attitude, I always wear my heart on my sleeves.

Words I said, despite most of the time being very crude and hurtful are usually spoken from my heart. I sometimes have to put up a mask, especially to my superior because you can't go up to your boss and ask him to go F himself no matter how pissed you are, well unless, you are prepared to leave.

Things that I do, are never done with an ulterior motives. I do my best to help out because I feel that it is a nice thing to do. I will run the extra mile for my friends because I feel that they deserved it. Maybe the only time when I did something with a motive was when I was hoping for an increment and promotion in my job. But other than that, there were never any hidden agendas. And people around me knew it very well.

Until recently.

I was pretty much in shocked to find out that there are people out there, where every moves and every speech had a hidden motive. And it pretty much scared the shit outta me. Because you never knew that the person you thought is your friend might be the one doing the backstabbing behind you. Or someone who is helping you is actually trying to sabotage you. Or someone you trusted with your life is actually taking advantage of you for their own benefits. You will never know.

So lessons that I learnt from all these are:

a) Never to trust someone that you've just met wholeheartedly because you might end up in so much disappointment

b) Never login to any of your personal sites and instant messages with your company's gadgets.

c) Never underestimate a person's capabilities.

d) Never get attached to someone so easily especially when you only known this person for a short period of time.

Like I said on my Facebook post, it saddened me that I had only learnt all this now when I had been working for so long. But like they said, it is better late than never.

And now it's time to move on to another chapter of life. Hopefully less challenging and dramatic as the past three months.
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