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Friday, March 28, 2014

Getting 2 Holes In My Ears.

Feeling like blogging because it is weekend! Yeay!!! :)))) And also to celebrate that the sad month, March is coming to an end soon! :)

Oh, did I mention I FINALLY pierced my ears after 22 years and 3 months on earth? Hahahaha! I know, I know, it's no big deal to many of you, who have like at least 5 to 8 piercings already, but for me it sure is a big deal. I've always find piercing holes onto people's body something scary to do. I'm very afraid of pain lol. Even if I got poked with a needle, tears come into my eyes. So... yeah, poking THROUGH my ears definitely is a big deal for me lol.

Btw, I think I should start telling you guys WHY I suddenly gotten so bold and get it done?

It was 2 days ago, I dragged 2 of my friends to OPA to get a pair of non-hole pierce. If you follow me on my instagram, you probably will know that I'm starting up this accessories craze lately and purchase a number of rings, bracelets and necklaces.

Then one day, it occurred to me, HEY I miss out earrings! 

For a person who doesn't have ear piercings, the best solution to looking pretty and skipping the painful procedure, will definitely be non-hole pierce earrings!!! Hahahaha!

I'm over the moon when I found this in OPA. Didn't see it anywhere else. It's slightly pricey, RMB 140 but I bought it anyway and wore it afterwards, feeling super happy.

I went to a chamber rehearsal that afternoon and was telling my friends about this new non-hole pierce that I bought, and one of the girls suddenly asked me, "Why don't you just pierce your ears? Then you can wear all sorts of earrings you want!"

I was like, "Yeahhh I know but it's really painful I don't think I can do it."

She waved it away like I was saying something completely nonsensical."Oh come on! It doesn't hurt at all!!! Just like an ant sting, for 1 second and it's gone! Trust me, I just did it last month! It is nothing!! See now I'm wearing this golden honeybee earrings!" *cue my gasp at the pretty earrings*

She continued, "If you want, I can bring you there later! It's just on the 2nd floor of Parkson, and it's completely free and professional!"

*cue my second gasp at the words "free" and "professional"*

Well, now you probably have a very clear idea how I am convinced to go for it. LOL. Why not? Everything sounds amazing! No pain (maybe just a sting), FREE and PROFESSIONAL! And what's more?! I don't have to wait for another day! My friend will bring me there right there and then!!!

Given no time to ponder over the aftermath, I just went, excited and happy at the prospect. When we got there, lo and behold, it is a shop selling REAL jeweleries all prices range 4 digits and above. Apparently my friend is a VIP there, and she knows all the staff there very well. She told them that I wanted to pierce my ears, and I was immediately seated in no time.

The reality began to dawn on me when the staff brought upon something resemble a giant stapler and a box full of facial cotton and some bottles of medical liquids. My pupils started to dilate in fear.

Again, they said the same stuff, don't worry it's just a sting you probably won't feel anything. And the staff adjusted the stapler thing to where she was supposed to pierce through.

I turned my eyes towards the ceiling, searching for a light to focus on, I always do that when I am having some kinda injection. Something to distract myself, but somehow that doesn't work that day. :( And I hope somebody can just talk to me, but they were all staring at me, and that subconsciously made myself focus ENTIRELY on the impending poke-through moment.

I don't know if you guys are the same like me. If I feel something, it visualizes in my mind. If I hear or smell something that triggers a feeling in me, my mind will start popping pictures and videos. LOL. Very bizarre. 

And that particular moment, when the needle suddenly poke through my ear lobes, my mind suddenly went flash-white kinda blank, and then I visualizes a horrifying drill drilling through my ear lobes. I yelled and tears came into my eyes.

The staff was scared by me too LOL. And she was like HEY DON'T MOVE OR I MIGHT POKE SOMEWHERE ELSE!!

Anyway, as what my friend said, she was indeed a professional and despite the fright, she got it at the exact right place lol. And we continued the second pierce after I calmed myself down.

There it is! She says that I have very small earlobes. To be honest now I just have a good look at my ears. Hmm. They say if you have a big meaty earlobes you will have a good life. So.... my small earlobes mean I'm have a poor life eh? =.=

Nah not going to believe it. :( Unless it is some good stuff. *in denial* Hahahahah!

So I'm stuck with this silver colour earrings for at least 1 month until it completely heals. Then I can start playing around with different kinda earrings WHEEEEEE!!!

Btw, here a picture I took of the super cute handwriting of Chae Won, my Korean friend! Look like some comic fonts!!!!

All the international students are required to join the Chinese class, it doesn't matter if you're already really good in Chinese (Like us Malaysians lol). Anyway it is very fun, the teacher gives us some questions in Chinese and asks us to translate it into our native language and see what is the difference.

For example:

1) 你是学生?Kamu pelajar?
2) 你是学生吗?Adakah kamu seorang pelajar?
3)你是学生吧?Kamu seorang pelajar, kan?

Hahahahaa!! Yeah I know my B.M is shitty, but that's the best I can come up with. It is interesting to see how a single word in Chinese can mean so much difference! :)

And oh yeah just want to recommend you guys a really awesome lip mousse series from Innisfree! I've gotten 2 colours from the series, and I've been recommending it to almost everyone that I've met, and at least 10 of them got influenced and went to get it too! Hahahahhaa!

I can be very persuasive if I want to! The series is called Cheon Song Yi's series! :)))

This is me without any lip products, look kinda tired and sickly lol.

Here I'm using the number 2 of the series, an orangey colour! Just put a few dabs onto your lip like this. HAHAHA!

Then use your finger to slowly dab and spread it evenly, do it slowly, it will achieve a super natural effect at the end. And what's more? It's NOT sticky!! What I hate most about lipsticks and lip glosses are they're so sticky and uncomfortable. But this lip mousse, you just don't feel anything on your lip, but the colour pops!

I look fairer now don't you think? And more healthy too! It changes the whole face! *magical!* I really love it because it's very natural!

And here's Number 1 from the series, there are altogether 6 different colours. And I think these 2 lightest colours suit me better. :)

Number 1 is a shade of pink that is very barbie-ish. :) It depends on what you wear. I will switch between the colours depend on my mood and outfit hahaha. :)

The price is like around RM 50 each I guess. You guys can check out in the Innisfree stores nearby! :)

And before ending this post, I need to share with you guys a hilarious thing last time during a gig. HAHAHAHAA!

It was a pretty high-class gig, but apparently the organizer was a pretty stingy person, and wouldn't want to spend more money on the musicians' food. So she asked some auntie to cook us some fried rice, veges and soup. 

While on the other side, they were having abalones, sushi, sashimi and all kinds of expensive food you can think of. LOL.

Nah, lemme show you the picture of the fried rice, soup and vege okay? And I'll continue the story later hahahahahha!

Very not impressive right? Anyway, we were not complaining really, it is still considered pretty tasty despite the lack of meat inside LOL.

While we were eating, suddenly the organizer came. She was an out-spoken middle-aged lady wearing all red. 

"So do you guys like the foodddddddd????"

She has this habit of dragging on the last word hahahaa! We just nodded. And one of us asked, "Uhm, is there possibly some other dishes on the way?"

The lady immediately replied, with huge eyes and big gestures, "Oh dearrrrrrr, I must tell you this. Don't see all the food here looking like dull and unimpressive, they're all good stuff!! This fried rice right here. We used the best rice from Thailand! Have you heard of it? It's veryyyy expensive! All the people who came over to our place always request for it because it tastes soooo good! Even girls on diet cannot resist it they just keep wanting more!!! Look at the eggs we used in the fried rice. It was imported from Japan, very good quality and lemme tell you, the taste is completely divine. I'm sure you'll know the difference after you eat it, right?"

Us: *unconvinced but just nod our heads*

She continued,
"And this plate of veges over here. OMG I MUST TELL YOU. Did you see the thing that look like potato and taste just like raddish? Oh nonono, it's not raddish, it is some very special vege that you can only find in Wen Zhou, you can't get it in Shanghai! Speaking of which, we just imported these from Wen Zhou this afternoon! You guys are so lucky. After you eat this, your skin will become better and shinyyyyyyyy!"

One of the girls mumbled under her breath,"Well it is just raddish, and the effect of eating it is we will fart a lot afterwards."

Luckily she didn't hear it HAHAHAHAA!! 

She was unfazed even if she sensed that none of us were convinced lol.
She continued, "ANDDDDD this soup over here. It is the best we have! The water are from Italy, you see we are an Italian company producing wine, olive oil and mineral water. And we use our best mineral water to make this pot of soup for you guys! Lucky you!!! It is not cheap you know, and it is also extremely good for the skin!"

Hmm, FYI, the soup is totally TASTELESS and doesn't have anything inside of it. =.=

She can definitely get a prize for being so good at sales hahahahahaa! We just nod like crazy while she was doing the talking, and finally when she was satisfied that all of us looked convinced. She went off, and we had a great time laughing about it! Hahahahaa!!!

And I said, "Hey girls, we're eating such an expensive meal!!! Dig in!"

LOL LOL LOL!!! :))))) It was really fun anyway! XDDDD

Say hi to the Italian mineral water! Hahahahaa!

Till then, hahahaha, happy weekend!!!

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Gimme A Boost of Positivity! :)

It has been a pretty depressing week. 

Since 2 days ago I've read so many hateful comments hurled towards Malaysia by the Chinese citizens. It ranges from those insulting our government to those outrageous ones that insult our home country, asking their fellows countrymen to stop visiting our "disgusting and disgraceful" country to make this "stupid little country's economy fall".

Whoa, wait a minute people, nobody who ever come to Malaysia thinks it's a shit country. It's the most beautiful country I've ever known. So stop saying shit things about my beloved country before you know anything about it, especially NOT as a tool to show off your so-called "patriotism". Tqvrymuch.

To be honest, I'm not a huge fan of our government. Let's just say, I'm not a fan of ANY political stuff. I'm having this love-hate relationship with Malaysia as a whole, I guess everyone in the world does. There's bound to be pros and cons in everything, there's nothing such as perfection in this world.

I'm sure all of us will agree to disagree with some of the unjust things that our government does, and at the same time, I still love Malaysia for being Malaysia. The landscape, the people, etc. And it truly saddened me to see people insulting Malaysia as "The most disgusting country ever". Especially when some of my Chinese acquaintances are sharing those too. I wonder whether they hate me for being a Malaysian too? I've no idea. I just hope that they'll calm down and see this thing as a single incident, and separate "Malaysia" as a country instead of "How Malaysian government & MAS handling MH370 = Malaysia is a shit place".

Everywhere I go, TV talks about it, people talks about it, not 1 second did I miss the word "Malaysia" in people's conversations. It was viral. Anyway, I'm glad and feeling blessed that my Chinese friends are being really sweet and supportive. They know that I'm depressed that my country are being judged for the incident, and they replied on my Wechat status, saying "We still like you very much!" "It's not your fault that this happened anyway, it's not like you've anything to do with it!" "People should be rational about this, don't mind what they say."

All these comments are really uplifting and I'm really happy that all my friends are so clear-minded about it! :) Nobody wants this thing to happen, and despite all those people spreading rumors and scolding our government for it, I just wish you guys can REALLY keep track of the whole incident, instead of following what others say blindly. And put yourself in their shoes, if you're the one handling this situation, will you be able to handle it perfectly well? And check the sources whether it is the media that twisted what they say, or do they actually said those exact words?

Just saying.*shrug*

Since I didn't update my blog for a long time. I will just make a longgggg post to record what I did in March! :) 4 more days and March will go, and I'm looking forward to a more promising April!

Some pictures from a really grand wedding in Shangrila. Obviously some really rich people, coz they hired 20 musicians to perform both as a chamber music and electronic string chamber afterwards too. LOL.

I was like WOW when I got there. Seriously, it's like the grandest wedding I've ever seen INSIDE of a hotel. They can do so much to a limited space like this. LOL.

Such as bringing a merry-go-round into that place.

And having REAL rose-embroidered gates welcoming the guests. :)

The must-have dessert area!

The very concert-ish interior hahahaa! Where the electronic string ensemble going to skip around on stage later. Pretty crazy huh? XD

And another wedding gig that I really enjoyed being in. :) It is in white rose theme, everything is really demure and elegant. :)

Everything has roses on it, even the table cloth lol. So pretty. :)))

Come in. :)

And another gig last time for some huge U.S company in Shangrila as well. I really can call Shangrila as my second home coz I go there at least 3 times that week lol.

They provided us this peachy gown that I really like! :))))

Got lots of awesome gifts in March! A cellist girl that I'm very fond of but never get to talk to much. She called me one evening as asked whether I'd be at home later that night. 

It turned out that she wanted to give me THIS awesome present below as an appreciation that I always recommend her to new cello students. 

Omg, seriously, I don't think I do anything at all. I just forwarded the message to her whenever anyone asks me to find them a cello teacher, coz she's good in both playing and teaching and I'm sure she would make a great teacher. I mean, I only do some simple connection in between, texting and forwarding messages that's it, no sweat! But she kept saying she couldn't thank me enough and both of us are like thanking each other profusely, non-stop. LOL.

Anyway again, I'm very very touched to get these! My all-time-fav L'OCCITANE Sakura series! :))))) Love the smell sooooo much! :)))))

Nope nope, more presents coming! :D Hahahahaha! Thank you Sera baby for this super adorable cartoon-ish Stress-free shower set! Wahahahhaa! The funniest present I've got ever!!!!! 

She told me that she would order me something online from the UK brand ASOS, and asked me to wait for it in Shanghai. I'm like super looking forward to it, and 2 weeks passed without any news, and we started to get worried about it.

Then one day I just got the note asking me to collect it at the post office. It was a rainy day and that morning something shitty happened so I wasn't in a good mood. I was really happy to go to collect that present, but... when I got there the parcel was in Sera's name (coz the website requires the sender to put the name of the account holder!) and the auntie working there wouldn't let me collect it without showing her Sera's IC or passport omg. =.=

I was having a class later and needed to go back soon, and I seriously DON'T feel like coming to this place again, given my shitty mood that day. LOL. So I showed her the Whatsapp picture Sera sent me last time, it has all the parcel details etc. Sera's name, my phone number, my address. I told her that she could even try calling my phone there *waving my phone at her, it's going to ring, hey!*

ANYWAY, auntie is not convinced. She just keep shaking her head and say it is a protocol, they need the IC number blablablablablaaaaa. In the end I was like BUT I SHOWED YOU ALL THE PROOF!!!! MY FRIEND IS NOT ONLINE!!! AND I LIVE FARAWAY FROM HERE I DON'T WANNA COME HERE AGAIN!!! CAN  YOU PLEASEEEE JUST GIMME THE PARCEL?

She said, NO.

Awesome. So I just sulk there and started whatsapping my friends asking them to help me to reach Sera. Feel really bad about it, coz I know if Sera's not online, she's probably busy or in class, but she still has to go through the trouble just to find some place to online and send me her IC. :( Shitty. :( Sorry baby. :(

I stood there like 30 minutes sulking, and waiting for reply. In the end the auntie apparently understand that I'm not some crazy parcel thief, since nobody would have stand so long for a parcel LOL LOL. And I think she felt sorry for me too, so she was like, "Hey, I guess you're telling the truth, so this time I'll just skip the protocol okay? Next time make sure you bring your friend's IC here. I'll give you the parcel now, you've been waiting for a long time."

And I replied her sheepishly, "Thank you, sorry for yelling at you just now. It's my fault anyway." And everything was good. LOL. I walked out of the post office with the parcel and after 2 minutes, Uzey sent me Sera's IC by Whatsapp, so I ran back into the post office and let the auntie copy the IC number, so just in case anything really happened, I'll make sure she doesn't skip her protocol. Hahahaha! :)

Picture of the finally-happy girl with her present! I really need this stress-free set, under lotsa stress lately sometimes I snap at people. LOL.

And these pictures are from a night out with my baby Xing Xing! Pretty much the funniest night ever! We dressed up for the Latin Night in Bar Rouge, and I didn't bother to wear any leggings even though it is windy outside and around 5 degree celsius. I'm positive that we will catch a cab very soon.

I'm sooooo wrong.

We stood in the wind for 1 freaking hour and WE COULDN'T GET ANY CAB OMG. NOT EVEN ONE CAB. There were just too many people out there trying to catch a cab too. 

So in the end I'm pretty much frozen up, and Xing Xing was throwing her hands up, saying "SERIOUSLY? ARE YOU KIDDING ME?! NO CAB?!"


In the end, we gave up going there. No more mood for it ahhahahaa! But pictures are still a must! How can we just go back home and sleep without any nice pictures?! 

So we went inside the shopping mall Iapm nearby. It closes at 12am I think. And we took pictures in the ladies, which has the best lighting ever. HAHAHAHAHAAA!

Crazy night. :) The auntie working in the ladies was really nice and kept smiling at us. I think deep down she must have felt sorry for us. HAHAHAHAHAA WTF. HAHAHAHAA!

With the golden ballerinas!

And oh yeah I did my hair at a hair academy! Everything is totally free and I even got paid for it. Hahahaha! The pros of being a hair model. So my hair changes from this....

to this. :) Dyed it brown and permed the ends! Feel more like a lady now! Hahaha! :) I like it.

Till then! I have to catch the 10am class now! Ciao!!!!

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Humans of New York - Brandon Stanton

Found this on wechat moments a few days ago, and I'm intrigued. It is a facebook account of the name "Humans of New York". The photographer, Brandon Stanton has started this really creative and moving project, where he approaches random people in New York and took their pictures. What's really special about it is, he interviews them afterwards and putting it into the photo caption.

"The people and their unique stories make the pictures interesting. On their own, they wouldn't have the same impact," Stanton, 29, said in a phone interview this week from his home and studio in Brooklyn. 

I found some that I really like and share it here with you guys. :) Enjoy!

"Well there's this girl that I'm friends with, and you know, I like her, but I don't know if she likes me..."
"Do you mind if I share that?"
"I don't know, if you share it, she might figure it out."
"She'll definitely figure it out."
"... do it."

"My dad was just a working class Irish dude. He drank himself to death when I was fifteen, but he was a good dad when he was sober. I remember him taking me to a gay wedding on Christopher Street to teach me tolerance. And that was back in 1971."

"When I was young, I thought I'd be in a rocking chair by now. But it's not nearly as bad as I feared. My bones kind of ache on rainy days, but other than that, I like being 82."

"My wife is in the hospital right now with double pneumonia. Her kidneys failed on Wednesday, and she can't talk anymore. But I know she can hear me. I go in every day and talk into her ear."
"How did you meet her?"
"I was sitting on the stoop just like this. It was 1960. I was fourteen and just sitting on the stoop of my house, and this bodacious girl came up. Big legs, big thighs, and jeans so tight that I didn't know how she was walking down the road. She came right up and sat on my lap and didn't leave until the sun went down. A few years later we had a kid. And I stayed with her. It wasn't always great but I stayed with her."

"If you could change one thing about adults, what would it be?"
"A lot of them are grumpy."

"If you could give one piece of advice to a large group of people, what would it be?"
"I'd tell them the same thing I'd tell one person. That if you understand failure, you won't be afraid of it anymore. Failure isn't diving on your face, or hitting rock bottom. That's just being human. You only fail when you decide to not try again. So it's entirely in your control. Once you understand failure, it's impossible to fail."

"A coworker asked for my number the other day. My friends overheard and said: 'He must have a thing for Indians.' I was like, 'Or maybe I'm just really fucking cool.'"

"My happiest moments probably involve anything that invokes childhood." 
"Can you give me an example?"
"My cab driver and I missed a turn yesterday because we were swapping pictures of our cats."

I asked what he wanted to be when he grew up. 
He screamed: "A benny!" 
"What's a benny?" I asked.

"That's his name," said his mom.

"When he was dying, I said: 'Moe, how am I going to live without you?' He answered: 'Take the love you have for me, and spread it around."

"I can't stand moral absolutism. You know, there's always that guy who wants to point out that Martin Luther King cheated on his wife-- as if he obviously couldn't have been a great person if he did something like that. Or someone will bring out an inspirational quote, and get you to agree, and then inform you that Hitler said it. As if a good thought couldn't come from Hitler. Moral absolutism keeps us from learning from the past. It's easy to say: 'Hitler was a demon. Nazis were all bad seeds.' That's simple. It's much harder to say: 'Is that humanity? Is that me?'"

"When I was 20, I made a plan to get a good job and be secure. Now I'm 35, and I need a plan to be happy."

"What's the nicest thing your brother has ever done for you?"
"One time he made me a card. It said: 'Dear Steve, thanks for giving me a new toy.'"