Sunday, September 04, 2016

MPO: Studio Ghibli

If you have watched Joe Hishashi's Budoukan concert, this session pales in comparison. Regardless, last night was still very much enjoyable- think of it as an introduction, in my case, in anticipation of my magical journey to THE MUSEUM in Tokyo!!! *can't wait*

Studio Ghibli productions can be described with one word- whimsical, and it is well portrayed in the anime soundtracks. When you listen with your eyes shut, you can just imagine yourself riding on the back of Haku as he glides gracefully through the sky. Or the cheeky catbus galloping away into the night sky.(My alltime favourite is Spirited Away) 

The tinkling of the triangle, strains of the wind and string instruments, mellow sounds of the harp and the piano. Magical, indeed.

Family night out. 

Thanks for coming eventhough you were dead tired. I hope you enjoyed the concert! x

Catching Pokemon. Oops, I digress. But seriously, would you give up the opportunity at KLCC? :0

Thursday, September 01, 2016

September, 2016

It begins... 
Here's to the start of a good month! 


Tuesday, August 16, 2016

2/12

Only the second day into my 12 days shift and I'm feeling all sorts of lazy. :( It's been so long since we went anywhere! Wishing we were back in beautiful Australia. 

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Sungai Lembing, 0616.

We decided to go for a short getaway on a whim, just to escape the city and our busy working lives. Booked a hostel at Sungai Lembing for a night and off we went! 

There were probably more things we could've done (ie. rainbow falls) as the place is actually rather popular for team-building camps; but since it was only for a night- we decided upon visiting the old Pahang village and a morning hike up Panorama Hill. 

Arrived at 2.30pm when the sky is devoid of clouds and the sun soarching.. but we still decided to take a walk around our hostel, and started chasing goats.. who got all excited and proceeded to hump. -.- 

First stop, THE hanging bridge. Actually, come to think of it, I would have probably visited this before. 

Slight sense of deja-vu, for sure.

We were walking around and came upon the dried up Sg. Lembing. I was actually a little petrified here because I spotted two bees, hovering close...

Walked back to town, to the home-tree. Half expecting our Uruk-maktuk to come diving to pick us up. :p

Old school sundry stalls.

And since we covered the entire town within.. 5 minutes (reminds me
so much of Beluran!), we decided to drive to Kuantan for dinner. First stop- Teluk Cempedak! 

Yups, this was dinner. Herbal chicken was worth every soupy drop! 

The next morning, we were woken up by other backpackers, walking out of the hostel to start hiking. At 4.30am.. jeez. We started at about 5.30am after realising that there was no way we could go back to sleep again. 

It wasn't a tough hike. Although it was steep, it was mainly stairs. Made it up in 30 mins in our unfit state.The only benefit of getting up there early is to ensure a good seating to catch the sunrise, at about 7am. Yeah, we waited an hour in darkness and to the loud chattering of the Scouts / tourists. 

Catching sunrise has always been a tough ordeal cause it is never easy to wake up in the wee hours of dawn. But the view.. worth it. 

Gua Charas. Another place to visit near Sg. Lembing. 

On the way down at 7.15am.

Steep stairs and a bed of clouds.

After breakfast at the market underneath Panorama Hill, we made a pitstop to the Mining Museum- just because. 

All in all, it was a rather random and bizzare trip. Fun though, and quite different from our usual relaxing hiking trips. Actually, I beg to differ. Hiking Bukit Brinchang was definitely not that relaxing.
That'll be the next post.  

Monday, August 08, 2016

070816 = 3

So this date makes us three.

Three official years together, of ups and downs (mainly up for the past year). Of learning how to be a better person for the other. Of just feeling comfortable together with less of a need for the grandiose- bare faced, simple dinners and the works.

This year, I decided to splurge a little on his gift, considering the fact that he has bought me two very expensive (and useful) items- my Mac and iPhone. I hope  you'll enjoy your D7100. :)


Taken at Teluk Cempedak, during that rather bizzare holiday at Sungai Lembing. I love it that you'll do random things with me, no questions asked- most of the time. I love you.

Monday, August 01, 2016

31st July.

As is Harry Potter's birthday every year, books/movies pertaining to the wonderfully magical series are usually released. Finally, after 9 long years- the final book, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. 

 
This was how my Sunday was spent, sprawling on my bed, digesting and reliving the magical world of the now grown-up characters that we've come to love over the years. And, it was an emotional ride. 

Thank you, J.K Rowling. 
And Happy Birthday, Potter! x

Saturday, May 07, 2016

time

we'll never know how much of time we'll have left. thats why we should never take anything for granted.

Wednesday, May 04, 2016

Rhapsody in Blue.

On the 23rd of April, I had the pleasure of listening to Wayne Marshall's jazzy intepretation of Rhapsody in Blue, live. It was truly remarkable, watching a maestro at weave his magic- a classy lounge with a tall chandelier, motions in black and white, ladies in flapper dresses and bejeweled hairbands, cigarette, cocktails and whiskey. 

Monday, April 18, 2016

Today's adventure:

What was supposed to be a walk in the park turned out to be a walk from the park to Sri Petaling for dinner (hawker food + beer with ice) and back home again. 9000 steps in total and a few wheals, no thanks to the damn mosquitoes (hopefully not aedes!!!). Guess this is the most productive day of our sedentary Malaysian life! Save for our overactive sweat glands due to the humid weather, I quite enjoyed the spontaneity. :)

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Now.

I guess I'm just one of those who can't hang around doing nothing for long. Perhaps this core characteristic of mine is responsible for my thirst for wanderlusting and impulsive (occasionally bad) decisions in life. Should definitely pick up a hobby or set a fitness goal. 

Immediate goal; to restart my Atkins! I blame Japan for making me crave rice constantly. Hopefully I'll be looking more toned during Ching Mei's baby shower. ;)