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Happy valentines day 2014!

Hello & Happy Valentines day from London!

 

What did you do on valentines day?

 

Besides sending roses to your love ones, chocolates are also the one of common things people give as a gift. Personalised chocolates are even more special and meaningful, don’t you think? And for this valentines, I went to M&Ms world London and got it made specially for me. How cool is that?!

 

 

M&Ms World is located at Leicester Square, right in the heart of Central London. It’s 4 floors filled with chocolates, toys, clothes and exclusive goodies. It is the world’s largest candy store in the world covering 35,000 square metres.

 

 

The bright colorful store accompanied with it’s special chocolate scent brings joy to customers and attracts kids. Being a kid myself, I was attracted to their huge glass cylinders filled with M&Ms in a multitude of colors. I was mesmerized. Going crazy over choices of colours and what not.

 

If you’re a big fan of M&Ms, this is heaven for you right here.

There are plenty of cool M&Ms merchandise that you can get here but mind you, it’s quite expensive.

 

The personalised M&Ms booth are a floor below, when we got there, we were directed by the happy and uber friendly staff to the machine and keyed in whatever we want on the M&Ms. There are 4 different categories of clipart pictures or words to choose from. I decided on 2 clipart pictures, my name and hearts.

 

After payment was made, I filled up my tub with the variety of colours I want available in store. I wish I could empty each and every cylinder in store. Talk about being greedy. LOL!

 

 

Once the tub was filled with colourful M&Ms, I was required to press a giant green button where the process take place and boy, I felt like a little kid following instructions and procedures.

 

Within minutes, the personalized M&Ms was ready. I got me thinking though, “how can the machine tell the difference on which side the message to be printed so that it won’t overlap the ‘m’ letter. Right? I guess the machine has its magical ways to work wonders.

 

Voilà! My personalised M&Ms for him on this Valentine’s day!

 

XOXO

JUICIEST BURGER I’VE EVER TASTED!

Hello!

 

There are several times when I passed by this burger restaurant, we noticed that people were queuing without fail. Me being me,  the temptation and curiosity of trying the burgers increases every time we passed by! I mean, a restaurant that is constantly swarmed with people, it got me thinking: that burger must be damn good right? The thought of it was in my mind since my last trip here, last year. I didn’t get the chance to give it a try.

 

Few days ago, we’re back here and passed by that restaurant again, and boy, still! people were queuing! I told to myself that we HAVE to try! So finally, we took the plunge, we were in line with those people yesterday. Haha!

 

 

We waited about 35 minutes, it was freezing cold (5°C) and windy. But we still waited till it was our turn. THIS BURGER BETTER BE GOOD!!!

 

Patty & Bun is the name of the restaurant, it’s located at;

54, James St London W1U 1HE.

Just about 3 minutes walk from Bond Street Station.

 

It’s a small restaurant, hence they don’t take any reservation and they don’t take for 10 pax and above. It’s first come first serve basis.

 

 

After all that wait and shivering, we were seated and already feeling hungry. Let’s see if it’s worth the wait.

 

We ordered:

‘Ari Gold’ Cheeseburger – beef patty, cheese, lettuce, tomato, pickled onions, ketchup, Smokey P&B mayo, brioche. £7.50

 

Omaigod. I’m already drooling.

 

I had:

‘Smokey Robinson’ burger – Beef patty, cheese, tomato, lettuce, mounds of caramelised onions, ketchup, Smokey P&B mayo, brioche. £8.50.

 

 

IT IS THE JUICIEST BURGER EVER!!!

You know what, it was so good that I don’t mind queuing again. I’m the type of person who rarely finish my meal whenever we eat outside and always had to make it to go. Surprisingly, I actually finished it. Burger that size, usually will taste ‘jelak’ half way, but this one, was PERFECT! And it wasn’t dry like any other burger out there. Burger bakar? Nigga please. It was cooked medium rare which make it JUICYYYYYYYYY BABEYHHHHH!

 

Man, I don’t mind having one now as I speak!

 

And oh, we also ordered sides, which was ‘Winger Winger Chicken Dinner’. Smoked confit wings with BBQ sauce and spring onions £5.50.

 

It was also good, the sauce was thick and creamy. (Blurred picture coz we couldn’t wait any longer!)

 

 

After I finished my burger, I actually can take one more. Can you believe it? But I decided not to because I’ve been eating TOO much the moment I arrived London. All I did was eat and be a potato couch. Dammit! I don’t know if it’s the weather or I simply love to eat. haha

 

We didn’t really get to snap pictures inside of the restaurant because we were kinda hungry that we ordered our meals the moment we sat down. Secondly, we were cramped between other customers and our layers of coats. Lastly, this kind of small restaurant with people queuing for it, you basically have to leave ASAP after you’re done. Eat & Go.

 

We will definitely go again and try the rest that is on the menu like the ‘Lambshank Redemption’ burger.

 

My oh my.

 

I ate so much that I feel guilty and went for a jog the next day. 30 minutes later, I went back home coz I was freezing to death. Haha.

 

XOXO

A day in China Town, Kuala Lumpur

Hello!

 

Few weeks ago, I decided to do a combination of street and fashion photography in China Town, Petaling Street, Kuala Lumpur. I took the LRT and stopped at the Pasar Seni station because it’s rather more convenient than to find a parking spot. Petaling street is just a walking distance from the station, so it’s easy. And besides, you get to see more things when you walk. But always be aware with your surroundings, especially when you carry a handbag. There’s always cases where motorcyclist snatch your handbag or even your mobile phone (while you are busy talking on the phone). My advise is to walk the opposite direction of the traffic. That way you can see what’s approaching you.

I don’t mean to scare you by telling all this. Just be alert.

 

 

In china town, there’s a variety of stuff from imitation goods to street food. You can get LV bags, Fendi shades or even Tory Burch shoes at a very cheap price when you bargain your way through. Most street food here are non halal, so we cannot tell you if it’s great or not. But one thing you cannot miss when you do come here, is the ‘air mata kucing’. Its da BOMB I’m telling you!

 

What is ‘air mata kucing’? It’s a drink that is made of winter melon (tong kua), monk fruit (lo han kor), dried longan and sugar. You can either have it cold or warm. I like it cold to quench my thirst in this hot sunny weather.

 

Petaling street is a tourist spot, so it can be really crowded here sometimes.

 

One thing in Malaysia, drivers don’t stop even when you’re on a zebra crossing. Even if the traffic light is green for you to walk, you still need to look left and right before you cross. Crazy right? I know.

 

Run for your life.

 

As I was on my way back to the station, I stopped by at the Central Market / Pasar Seni. If you’re looking for souvenirs or local artwork, you definitely can get pretty awesome stuff here. It’s just few metres away from Petaling street.

 

 

That’s it!

Roaming around Petaling street.

 

 

XOXO

 

Photos by Huss Zulkifli

Boracay Dreamtrip 11-16 October 2013

Hello!

 

I have not blogged for a while now because I’m occupied with so many things! School assignments, in the midst of moving to my new house and also building my own business. Yes, stay tuned to see what I’m currently working on. SUPER BUSY. Despite all that, I always make time to travel. Oh I love travelling. Especially now I’m in Worldventures, I TRAVEL MORE!

 

About a month ago, me and my best friend, Aliana went on our first dreamtrip, which was to Boracay! I’ve always wanted to go there for their cliff diving. Damn I was so excited, I am still, and I cannot wait to show you all the fun and exciting photos!

 

It was an amazing trip! We stayed at Boracay Regency Beach Resort & Spa, 5 star hotel inclusive of Island hopping by sailboat, a guide and lunch, daily breakfast and exclusive dinner for US$339 per person. For this trip, I only spent about US$750  (hotel, airfare and some shopping). I’m a happy girl!!! Not only that I got the best deal, I also met new friends from all over the place! I really had a great time :’)

 

Dreamtrip #1 and more to come!

XOXO

Baju Kurung Dress

Hello!




I’m currently in Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam and this is an impromptu blog post. My dearest aunt gave me this beautiful baju kurung from Dubai and I decided to blog about it! My fiancé is not here with me on this trip, hence I’ll be taking my own photos! I guess this is the chance for me to write a post from my phone. Note that the photos were taken from Galaxy Note 2 and it was all taken by me (self-timer). So mind the angle because I’m really not good at taking photos.




Baju kurung is a traditional Malay wear for the ladies in Malaysia. What I have here with me now is a modern baju kurung. What I love about it, some of the modern baju kurung is so beautiful and stylish that I can wear it out as a dress. Well, not all, because some will really look weird. So you must choose wisely which you can wear out as a dress and which must remain as a baju kurung!







The details and cutting of this baju kurung is simply gorgeous!




Is it a YAY or a NAY as a dress?




Have a great Sunday!




XOXO

The Making of Harry Porter

Hello!

Let me show you the Warner Bros Tour London- The Making of Harry Porter!

Gosh… By just typing it out to tell you how it went, excites me! Yes, it was really that AMAZING!

The Entrance

I went there to see behind-the-scenes and experienced the magic that has gone into creating the most successful movie series of all time. The studio just recently open last year 2012 in March 31st. You have to pre-book the tickets in advance by selecting the tour times via www.wbstudiotour.co.uk or through approved operators. This place was quite far away from the city. It took me about an hour by train and few minutes from the train station to the studio by bus that the Warner Bros provided.

Getting in…..

Let’s get started!

Awww… Harry Porter’s room under the stairs right before we enter the studio….

Shall we begin?

 

I present you Hogwart’s Great Hall!

Pine house tables that were built for the movie

 

It felt as though I was in the movie…

Professor Gandalf

These are the real costumes that they wear on set…

Severus Snape

So fierce!!!

Hagrid! He was HUGE! He is portrayed as being 8 ft 6 in (2.59 m) in the movie. So that’s why only managed to capture his janggut….

Alastor ‘Mad Eye’ Moody

 

Hogwart’s

Which team are you in?

Ravenclaw?

Hufflepuff?

SSSSSlytherin?

Or?

Gryffindor?

That was the 1st phase of the tour… As we enter there were a lot more stuff that made me awed. The tour could take up to 3 hours.

Chocolate bunny……………….

 

The vanity mirror

At the wardrobe set, I see many sentimental stuff. Like heart shape note or sticky notes… I can feel the fun they had on set while working together for months. Even for me, a one week shoot for a mini series (Khabar Cinta), we all bonded so well,  so close, we were like a family.

In Harry Porter’s dorm

The invisibility cloak! I want!

 

The invisibility cloak

The eagle to Professor Dumbledore’s office

Professor Snape’s Potions Classroom

I’m amazed on how the movie was made… the whole production team! It took them months to build the set and they were so precised on everything!!! WOW!

I love all their special effect props! Like the moving stirrer in the potion pot!

 

The animals that was in the movie was all trained…. Aiyo.. so cute laaaaa……

That was the 1st half. Then we walked out for F&B. It was freezing cold outside!

“Let’s celebrate with butter beer!”

 

 

We both shared a butter beer coz it was too damn sweet!

Erm… I can’t remember what this was >.<

Me on The Hogwart’s Bridge!!!

Here comes the other half of the studio. This part are all the creatures, monsters and  masks.

ergh…

Shopping for wands?

Finally, the enormous Hogwart’s school model that can be viewed from two floors.

Hogwart’s school model

Hogwart’s school model

 

Hogwart’s school model

Before the tour ended at the Harry Porter shop, I walked through the wand shop….

Can you imagine that all the wand boxes were handmade?!

I didn’t get to buy chocolate frog or Harry Porter wand or the cape coz they was SO MANY KIDS queuing and buying like the whole entire shop. LOL.

Nonetheless, it was AWESOME! I love behind the scenes! I was totally intrigued by the whole entire production!

XOXO

Paris with Love

Bonjour!

While I was in London last month (May, 2013), I decided to go on a trip…to Paris! I took the flight from Heathrow Airport and landed in Charles de Gaulle Airport by just one hour plus.  When I arrived at the airport, I headed straight to the tourist counter to get what we needed for the whole trip like maps and sim card.  I also got the unlimited museum passes and three days passes for the public train because  it was so much easier to get it there,  no queuing needed or searching for the ticket booth. SO CONVENIENT!

But, it is only if you’re in Paris for museum trips because the ticket that was sold is UNLIMITED. Yes, no queue and all but we absolutely had no time to visit SO MANY museums. haha. As for the train, it was REALLY REALLY DODGY and dirty. It was also dangerous to get on the train after 10pm because the chances of you getting rob are very high (especially Asians). Taking a taxi wasn’t that expensive after all. Oh well, now we know.

I decided to stay in the Montmarte area where it is not so touristy spots. The only thing was, not many people can speak English. So you gotta know your way around. This area was built on the slopes of hill and not too far away from the city. I stayed at Hotel Lumieres, very clean, good services and at an affordable price! No complain!

This was taken when I was walking up the hill in Monmarte area

After checking in, I walked from the hotel to Sacred Heart Basilica of Montmartre.

The view of the city

The Heart of Basilica

One thing you must be very careful in the tourist spots are those black Africans who targets tourists and Asians especially. They tried to sell us like those friendship bracelet and next thing you know, we got mugged. 50 euros. Just like that. Anyhow, good thing we’re safe and not harmed by those pricks.

Since we got the three days passes, we moved around by train during the day and taxis at night. Next stop was supposed to be Moulin Rouge, but unfortunately, it was fully booked.

Moulin Rouge

I went online a month before the trip to buy the tickets and it was already sold out. This is a must show to go… But no luck for me. I only got the chance to take photos outside. Okay la. Can la.. Not so sad.
More important, was the Eiffel Tower! Again, I got our tickets online way ahead before the trip so that I don’t have to queue coz the line was just bloody ridiculously LONG. So its good to be prepared.

At the Eiffel Tower

Beautiful!

I swear it was so freezing cold. Paris was about 15 degrees during the day and it was really windy. Imagine up there!

After Eiffel tower, I walked around Champs-Élysées to take more photos.

It was raining that night and COLDER!

I was there during the day too, which was the next day!

For this!

Champs-Élysées

I also spent some time at the park in Parc des Buttes-Chaumont.

Lovely weather to be in the park

How nice to spend a day like this!

Not forgetting, the place that I had almost no time to go to before I head back to London. THE MUSEUM! haha. When you’re in Paris, you also must go and see The Mona Lisa which is located at the Louvre.

Louvre

At the end of the entrance inside the museum

Macam pro

Despite all the unavoidable incidents that happened, it was REALLY a great trip. I had a wonderful time in Paris.

Au revoir!

Paris with love

Summer Came Late

Hello!

 
Right after I was done with my final paper for last spring semester, I packed my bags and flew straight to London. Not even a day I spend my summer holiday here in KL. See how excited I was?

 

What I packed for my summer holiday to London, was of course, shorts, t-shirts and mostly summer dresses! I just could not wait to show off my dresses with that perfect weather. Not too hot and not too cold. Just nice! BUT NO. When I arrived in London, it was so COLD! I can barely feel the heat from the sun and it was nothing like summer! The temperature was about 14 degrees and sometimes down to 7 degrees. Gone la, how to go for picnic like that? People will be thinking what is wrong with this Asian if I insisted to go for a picnic.
The weather was unpredictable and a lil cuckoo. It can be sunny for a day and breezy cold the next day. So you really have to check on the weather forecast before you go out. But sometimes, it wasn’t that accurate. When it was about 16  degrees, I took the chance to wear one of my dresses. It was fine until a while later when the wind started blowing and it was FREEZING COLD! OMAIGOD!!! I had to bare with it till I got home and I told myself just forget about the dresses godammit! Hahaha.
After that, I knew I could not take the cold weather, I wore thermal inside, thick jacket and boots most of the days. There was this one time when everyone was wearing shorts and t-shirts, I was the only one wearing thick jacket and boots. And when I was wearing shorts, they were all wearing thick jackets. Asian sesat ni……

 

The sun started coming out only a week before my holiday ends. When I was JUST about to enjoy the weather! All this happened because the easterly and north-easterly winds that brings very cold air over the UK from northern Europe and Russia. According to the UK observations, an integral part of the negative phase of the North Atlantic Oscillation is a southwards shift of the North Atlantic jet stream, which acts to steer the storm track across southern Europe and the Mediterranean, away from its usual trajectory over the UK. So while the UK has been very cold, southern Europe and the Mediterranean has had unsettled and wet weather. In other words, its due to global warming and this are the effects of climate change on the weather.

 

Goodbye London.

XOXO