30.9.12

Happy Mid Autumn

Happy Mid Autumn dear all my lovelies. Sometimes, I really wonder how many of younger generation actually know the story behind each festive. The beauty of history.

The Chinese Mooncake Festival celebrates the overthrow of the Mongols during the end of the Yuan Dynasty (120G- 1341 AD) in China. It falls on the fifteenth day of the eighth moon (August/September). The festival is celebrated with colorful lantern processions on the night of the festival. The other specialty of the festival is the Mooncake itself. These cakes are rich, round pastries filled with a mixture of sweet red bean paste, lotus nut paste, or salted egg yolk. It is said that secret messages of revolt carried inside these cakes led to the uprising which deposed the Mongol Dynasty.
/ retrieved from Geographia /


ps. 去年的中秋,不在爸爸妈妈身边,心里其实会有丝丝的想家了


Photographed mooncake from Kristinah. Thanks babe!
29.9.12

Give Or Take

Out with mom. It became a monthly practice to send off in-kind donations to The Celebral Palsy (Spastik) Children's Association of Penang since primary school days and I am truly glad that we are blessed to give. :)


Photographed the Tang Yuan dessert in iced coconut milk.
28.9.12

Dinner Treat @ Soho


Photographed at Soho Free House with five secret-others on love Friday. Oops.
27.9.12

We Are Now Live!


Photographed the seemingly never-end Sticky candies in office.
25.9.12

The Second Path

When god closes a door, he'll open a window.


ps. I dislike what you said, actually
23.9.12

Reunion



Photographed at Piknik, Georgetown with Kristinah, Chee Kin, Jovan, Samuel, Nicole and Poh Lay after lunch over J.L Gourmet.


Location
15 & 17, Jalan Nagor, 10050 Penang, Malaysia.

Hours
Mon: 15:00 - 00:00
Wed - Thu: 15:00 - 00:00
Fri - Sat: 15:00 - 02:00
Sun: 13:00 - 00:00

Contact
+04 226 0562
+0164529250
22.9.12

sist . er

That was exactly how I felt, a year back from now.
The purple robe, the rose bouquet and the people's cheers.
Time flies, seriously.
Dear sis, congrats and happy graduation!


ps. I am never alone being the only child because I am blessed with my sisters :)

Obscurity @ Lighthouse Coffee



Located just stone's throw from my office, thus I tend to suggest this place whenever my friends would like to meet up me nearby. Had my dinner with Siew Li while waiting for Kris and Ken Jee to join the night. I laughed like hell owing to viber with Jo before they reached. God knows the reason why my cheeks will turn reddish when I laughed, really laughed. Gosh.


ps. 茫茫叶海,就像茫茫人生一样。


Photographed at Lighthouse Coffee, Georgetown with Siew Li, Kris and Ken Jee.


Location
Logan Heritage No.4, Bishop Street, Georgetown, 10300 Penang, Malaysia.

Hours
Mon - Sun 8:30 - 20:30

Contact
04-2633628
012-4360836 (Victor)

Website
www.lighthouse-coffee.com.my
20.9.12

They're In Town

Jee and Kris are back to the island again for a short getaway owing to friend's convocation. Finally we are able to get a quickie after my work before Kris the babe headed on to overnight at my house. 


Photographed the welcoming dinner of boiled fish with lots of chillies, kris, jeng yang, zhen hui, ken jee and siew li.
18.9.12

Childhood Memories

So I actually remembered, my primary teacher used to ask my mom whether I read a lot. And heaven like, the great lady at home always answered in leisure manner: "Yes, of course. Doraemon and Crayon Shin Chan!" Ooops.


Photographed my first bite of homemade Doraemon mooncake from Siew Li.
16.9.12

Blooming Floral


Photographed my new grab of floral print legging with denim shirt and brown suede wedge bootie.
14.9.12

小城市 . 大故事

Sauntered alone on the street with the companion of unknown tunes, there lies ahead the office which I gotta spend another nine-hour working day again. And deep under the azure blue sky, here are we composing each other's big story in the small city. Have a thing towards the island wonder, always.

一个人在街头,嘴里哼着不知名的曲子,步向又得待上九小时的办公室。蓝天下的小城市, 大家曼妙地谱着你、我、他的大故事。说真的,对小岛的人文趣事总有着剪不断的情意结。


ps. 6 hours singing session with colleague was simply amazing.
13.9.12

Magical Rose Garden

One of the most tragic things I know about human nature is that all of us tend to put off living.
We are all dreaming of some magical rose garden over the horizon
instead of enjoying the roses that are blooming outside our windows today.

/ Dale Carnegie /


Photographed my dainty white rose earrings that shimmered in night with heavy downpour today.
8.9.12

Carrot, Egg or Coffee Bean?

Simply feel like sharing the old blog post from author unknown today.

A young woman went to her mother and told her about her life and how things were so hard for her. She did not know how she was going to make it and wanted to give up. She was tired of fighting and struggling. It seemed that as one problem was solved, a new one arose. Her mother took her to the kitchen. She filled three pots with water and placed each on a high fire. Soon the pots came to a boil. In the first, she placed carrots, in the second she placed eggs, and the last she placed ground coffee beans. She let them sit and boil, without saying a word. In about twenty minutes she turned off the burners. She fished the carrots out and placed them in a bowl. She then pulled the eggs out and placed them in a bowl. Then she ladled the coffee out and placed it in a bowl. Turning to her daughter, she asked, "Tell me, what do you see?" "Carrots, eggs, and coffee," she replied. She brought her closer and asked her to feel the carrots. She did and noted that they were soft. She then asked her to take an egg and break it. After pulling off the shell, she observed the hard-boiled egg. Finally, she asked her to sip the coffee. The daughter smiled as she tasted its rich aroma. The daughter then asked, "What does it mean, Mother?" Her mother explained that each of these objects had faced the same adversity -- boiling water -- but each reacted differently. The carrot went in strong, hard and unrelenting. However, after being subjected to the boiling water, it softened and became weak. The egg had been fragile. Its thin outer shell had protected its liquid interior. But, after sitting through the boiling water, its inside became hardened. The ground coffee beans were unique, however. After they were in the boiling water, they had changed the water. "Which are you?" she asked her daughter. "When adversity knocks on your door, how do you respond? Are you a carrot, an egg, or a coffee bean?" Think of this: Which am I? Am I the carrot that seems strong, but with pain and adversity? Do I wilt and become soft and lose my strength? Am I the egg that starts with a malleable heart, but changes with the heat? Did I have a fluid spirit, but after a death, a breakup, a financial hardship or some other trial, have I become hardened and stiff? Does my shell look the same, but on the inside am I bitter and tough with a stiff spirit and a hardened heart? Or am I like the coffee bean? The bean actually changes the hot water, the very circumstance that brings the pain. When the water gets hot, it releases the fragrance and flavor of your life. If you are like the bean, when things are at their worst, you get better and change the situation around you. When the hours are the darkest and trials are their greatest, do you elevate to another level? How do you handle adversity? Are you changed by your surroundings or do you bring life, flavor, to them? ARE YOU A CARROT, AN EGG, OR A COFFEE BEAN?


Photographed at Lighthouse Coffee, Georgetown after work with a cup full of hot cappucino.
7.9.12

It's Her and Her

第一次喝咖啡喝得有点纳闷,太多杯了,呵呵。可是,想到每一口都是大姐的梦想,浓浓的幸福感顿时涌上心头。那种充实的生活,很实在。


Photographed freshly brewed coffee from sis.
6.9.12

Drizzled

Drizzled away my Thursday with renewed passport and a dream path, upcoming.


ps. hope to hear from you soon. :(


Photographed at Subway Whiteaway, Georgetown with lotsa musics.
5.9.12

The Miracle

The miracle of friendship when I met Felicia for the first time ever back in Feb. Or more precisely, even way before that, because of my blog. She is then being filled as one of my whimsical craftie friends who cherish life with me. We do not talk often, do not talk much but nothing beats the awesome thought that great minds think alike. Always.


ps. cozy afternoon with Jianquan, Felicia, Kuak and Sherril is simply loved


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Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another,
'What! You too? I thought I was the only one.'

/ C.S. Lewis /


Photographed at Kwong Sang House, Georgetown with my loves on Feb 19, 2012.


Location
36, Leith Street, , 10220 Penang, Malaysia.

Hours
Mon - Wed: 18:00 - 01:00
Fri - Sun: 12:00 - 01:00

Contact
+60125565509
+60124939230

Facebook Page
3.9.12

Bonjour, My Romance @ Eté Café


You wouldn't believe how happy I was when I finally found Eté Café after an hour's stroll around town with Siew Li, under the hot sun. I always have a thing towards cafe where I adore the way of them being built from scratch. These beautiful people painted, baked and laughed by all means to live their dreams a worthwhile everyday life. Under the shabby hut, you'll see the Taiwanese family welcoming every guest in their heartiest smile. Even Alf asked me did I actually know the daughter when gorgeous her insisted to make a picture of us. The chemistry that worked owing to cozy conversation which make you at ease like a friend known for years, I supposed. Laugh. Freshly-baked French pastries with a huge varieties of coffee and tea have then danced the romance simply through the noon in all things French. A very nice place.


ps. I even met my primary classmate in the cafe, that day!


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我想,差不多每个女生都会拥有一个缘于浪漫思绪的咖啡店梦想;而我也不例外。


Photographed at Eté Café with Alfred and Siew Li during five-hours stroll in town [ linkon Aug 25, 2012.


Location
79, Lebuh Carnavon, Georgetown, 10100 Penang, Malaysia.

Hours
Mon: 12:00 - 18:00
Wed - Sun: 12:00 - 18:00

Contact
017 - 435 0922

Facebook Page
Eté Café
2.9.12

Escape

The object of life is not to be on the side of the majority,
but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane.

/ Marcus Aurelius /


Photographed during routine Sunday visit to market with mom.
1.9.12

Hello, September

Day out with colleagues on first day of last quarter of 2012 over a good time spent for meal, movie and heart-sharing. Beat the filthy jokes throughout The Watch, def a laughter. Couldn't stop giggling whenever I think of some movie scenes. So sad to hear about someone dearie who is leaving soon. I couldn't imagine my life in office without them, really. :(


ps. 静观其变


Photographed my cheese baked rice at Master Choo Kitchen, First Avenue with Saw Yean, Eva, Siew Li and Bryan.