Thursday, December 22, 2011

A Warm Bowl Of PorK Rib Soup

I told Mom about my craving for some nice Teochew BKT and she bought some wonderful pork ribs from the wet market this morning. I love cooking but I'm the type of person who would never step into wet market if I have the choice. We split our duties. She goes to the wet market and I cook. She doesn't cooks Teochew style BKT but she cooks wonderful BKT with herbs which is clearly not my area of expertise.

Enjoying some nice you tiao with coffee while blogging...
Took hours to prepare but only minutes to finish them. I'm starting to crave for them all over again.

Procrastination, Guilty As Charged


32 blog entries for Beauty Works blog in less than 120 hours, imagine the amount of articles that I shifted and filtered through. It's one of the little thing that I enjoyed doing, reading about everything related to beauty under the sky. Being able to share the knowledge with others and getting comments and feedback's are the greatest pleasures I've gained ever since I've started the blog. If only I could do it consistently. The other thing that I really enjoyed doing is playing online games which explains the 3 windows on my computer. The game's window is hiding behind and I'm simply as guilty as charged, for playing online games in pretense of working on some serious matter.

My biggest weakness so far is procrastination in certain aspect of my life. I could be efficient in some area but at the same time I could be a slacker in other area. Once I started working on something, I can go non stop but if I never got started on anything, it will take me forever to get it started. Needed a lot of motivation to get my butt moving especially if there's a due date coming. It wouldn't be a problem if everything else comes with an obvious due date.

Like the book that I'm trying to write. Begun the project months ago and I've written bits of various chapters. Only bits of the prologue and bits of the epilogue. Only God knows how long will it takes for me to finish with this book. Will I ever achieved my life long dream to publish a book of my own? Sigh...

Another thing is the floor plans, it's been dragging for a year now. Why can't they just give me a due date? At least that would make me finish it long time ago. I must, I mean I REALLY MUST get it done soon. How soon? We shall see...

Lady Gaga on Getting Married: “I Can Buy Myself a Fuckin’ Ring”


From her first days on the Lower East Side, Lady Gaga has pushed the limits of hair, makeup, and couture.

Lady Gaga gets candid with Vanity Fair about her history with relationships: “I have never felt truly cherished by a lover. I have an inability to know what happiness feels like with a man,” the singer tells contributing editor Lisa Robinson. “I say this honestly, and this is my new thing as of the past year: when I fight with someone I’m in a relationship with, I think, What would my fans think if they knew this was happening? How would they feel about my work and about me as a female if they knew I was allowing this to go on? And then I get out.”

Will her rumored romance with Vampire Diaries actor Taylor Kinney be a departure from this disappointing history? “I have this effect on people where it starts out good. Then, when I’m in these relationships with people who are also creative, or creative in their own way, what happens is the attraction is initially there and it’s all unicorns and rainbows. And then they hate me.” But her creativity is the one thing she says she will not compromise on, no matter the cost to her romantic life. “Perhaps it’s a whose-dick-is-bigger contest. If I go to the piano and write a quick song and play it back, they are angry with how fast and effortless it is. That’s who I am, and I don’t apologize for it. But it’s a hideous place to be in when someone that you love has convinced you that you will never be good enough for anyone. I had a man say to me, ‘You will die alone in a house bigger than you know, with all your money and hit records, and you will die alone.’” In these dark moments, Gaga tells Robinson, she has found meaning in her work: “Even though I know it sounds a bit Hallmark, whenever I [was] in that kind of stressful, worthless moment, I would think, I’ll show you.’” Gaga continues, “I think what it really is, is that I date creative people. And I think that what intimidates them is not my purse; it’s my mind.”

Gaga says the weird thing is, after she’s left a few people, they’ve asked her to marry them. “How fuckin’ romantic, you asshole. Sure, pop a ring on my finger and make it all better. I can buy myself a fuckin’ ring.”

Robinson spends time on the set of Lady Gaga’s most raw and personal video to date, “Marry the Night.” It is “autobiographical,” according to Gaga, and required the grueling task of “getting ready to relive the worst day of my life.” She has never talked about it before. Prior to filming a hospital scene in which Gaga, appearing bruised and drugged up, is wheeled on a gurney into a women’s clinic, she asks Robinson and a few others in her trailer how far she should go with the re-enactment; she decides to commit to it fully.

“It’s chaotic and sad. But I don’t want it to be safe,” she says.

Via Vanity Fair

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Looking Back

What exactly had happened in that particular year for you? Was it a bitter or a sweet memory for you?

Have you ever wished you could turn back the hand of that clock on the wall? Or go back even way beyond that? I do actually.

My entire core was based on certain belief. I was enthralled in a trance as if I dabbled in some sort of cult. I had always believe that if I'd be a good being, earned some brownie points and held on to it long enough, it would bring me happiness. It had almost caused me my sanity and my life.


One particular year, this entire core of mine had collapsed when the bubble that I grew up in had been pricked repeatedly by some unmentionable beings. The bubble that held myself and my belief together. Deeply shaken, it was the most difficult time of my life. It was so painful that it felt surreal. The thought of it always brings tears to my eyes.

I had been trying to rebuild my core from that day onwards and I'm still working on it. I don't know how long will it takes to finish or if it's ever finish. Looking back, it would be much easier if I could just turn back time and back to the days of the innocence. At least I was a still a piece of white canvas to begin with.

Another unresolved matter that dragged on for another year for me. Anyone else out there?

Anyway, Happy Winter Solstice everyone!

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Getting Sick


I'm feeling so sick now and my nose is running everywhere. I hope these 2 little blue pills will help me to catch my nose. Remember the red and the blue pills in the Matrix? Not that they are relating anyway. The drowsiness is creeping up now...

NAPBAS 2011

LAST FRIDAY WILL BE A REMINDER TO EVERY BLOGGERS IN THIS REGION THAT HARD WORKS REALLY PAYS!

It was one the biggest Nuffnang events ever, it's the Nuffnang Asia-Pacific Blog Awards 2011! It's equivalent to the Oscars for the blogsphere. 550 bloggers from 10 countries flying in to attend it: Malaysia, Singapore, Philippines, Australia, Thailand, Hong Kong, China, Brunei and even as far as Japan.


It was pretty awkward for me to brave it all alone as I'm not really the sociable type. Sometimes I would take forever to get warm to someone. So, I just stood there pretending to be some life sized statue until I gathered enough courage to talk to a few bloggers.

The owner of kuE


The Hall Of Fame
My initial plan was to meet the bloggers that I've always been following and maybe had some pictures taken with them.I saw Wendy Cheng, Ringo Tan, Ken Wooi and Cindy Tey but I was simply too shy to approach them.

I met this lovely young lady named Clarice (I hope I get her name right). She reminded me of my teen self. She's so bubbly and very much an enthusiast. Too bad she couldn't infect me with some of them.

The menu





Congrats to all of the winners

Best Photography Blog - Photoblog.hk
Best Geek Blog - Geekout.ph
Best Food Blog - LadyIronChef.com
Best Fashion Blog - Cheeserland.com
Most Original Blog Design - EatShowandTell.com
Best Parenting Blog - Childhood101.com
Best Travel Blog - JustWandering.org
Best Entertainment Blog - Beautifulnara.com
Best Lifestyle Blog - Jenniepperson.com
Hidden Gem - Googlygooeys.com
Best Micro Blog - @kennysia
Most Influential blog - XiaXue.sg
Region’s Best blog - XiaXue.sg


It was certainly something to remember.

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Why Bother To Ask The Obvious?

Festive seasons and weddings are supposed to be happy occasions for everyone except for the singles. We dreaded to meet our relatives and friends during those times. These people really dampen our mood with some dreaded stuffs.

The mood spoiler?
"When is your turn...to get married?"

Why bother to ask when it's so blatantly obvious? Obviously, there'll be announcements and invitations given if the event in question really takes place. These people has nothing better to say?


Next time I will ask these very same bunch of people at the funeral the same question. "So, when's your turn?" It's obvious that you are bound to die sooner or later right?

Should Have Kept My Big Mouth Shut

I am a total sucker, when it comes to taking sides.As long as they are my family and friends, they'll be the right one. I'd throw caution to the wind and sided my loved ones. I would say things like how some people being such a jerk or asshole. How I wish karma will hit them hard. Just to comfort my loved ones.

I would never question them and I don't care what actually happened in between them and the assholes in question. I just want to relieve whatsoever bad feelings that my loved ones is harboring inside them that very moment. Immediately, I found myself hating that particular person just because I knew they hurt my loved ones.


I have a record breaking low emotional intelligence score. Which is why I found it hard to be rational without taking sides too quickly.By the time everything become clear to me, I really wished that I should have kept my mouth shut in the first place.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Kiasu Goes For Apple IPhone 4s

7:33am: Woke up without the aid of the alarm clock. Packed a magazine and a tumbler
in case there's a long wait at Digi.

8:15am: Going for breakfast in Lucky Garden and even though the Pan Mee didn't tell
me to wait half and hour, it still took forever to reach my table. Faster! I'm in a hurry! The Apple will sell out soon!

8:45am: Found a very nice parking spot at BSC. Stomach ache and I felt like I wanted
too pee as well. No! Those must wait, there's more urgent matter at hand. Must survey the situation at the centre first.

8:50am: Took me 5 minutes to find this place! Oh gosh...I hope there's still stock
available for me. To my surprise, there's no long queue! Luckily, I was the 4th person in line and there's nobody else behind me.


9:15am: Phew! Everything went smoothly and the wait is finally over. My new
Iphone 4s is safely in my hands. Apparently there were only 4 kiasu in
Bangsar. It's still very quiet as I leave the place. Now I can finally
go for another big business in the comfort of my own toilet.

The One That Got Away By Katy Perry

A song that could be related to almost anyone of us. Love that happened during the most impressionable time of our life. A time when we dared to love without any restraint, without any care for anything else in this world.

We only have one life to live and love like this is hard to come by. It could be the best love of our lives.



Summer after high school when we first met
We make out in your Mustang to Radiohead
And on my 18th Birthday
We got matching tattoos

Used to steal your parents' liquor
And climb to the roof
Talk about our future
Like we had a clue
Never planned that one day
I'd be losing you

In another life
I would be your girl
We'd keep all our promises
Be us against the world

In another life
I would make you stay
So I don't have to say
You were the one that got away
The one that got away

I was June and you were my Johnny Cash
Never one without the other we made a pact
Sometimes when I miss you
I put those records on

Someone said you had your tattoo removed
Saw you downtown singing the Blues
It's time to face the music
I'm no longer your muse

But in another life
I would be your girl
We'd keep all our promises
Be us against the world

In another life
I would make you stay
So I don't have to say
You were the one that got away
The one that got away
The o-o-o-o-o-one [x3]
The one that got away

[Bridge:]
All this money can't buy me a time machine (Nooooo)
It can't replace you with a million rings (Nooooo)
I shoulda told you what you meant to me (Woooooow)
'Cause now I paid the price

In another life
I would be your girl
We'd keep all our promises
Be us against the world

In another life
I would make you stay
So I don't have to say
You were the one that got away
The one that got away
The o-o-o-o-o-one [x3]

In another life
I would make you stay
So I don't have to say
You were the one that got away
The one that got away

Monday, December 12, 2011

When Life Throws You A Lemon



What exactly you do when life throws you a lemon?

It must be someone who threw it to you in the first place. The lemon won't fall out from the sky. You should grab the lemon and make the most out of it. Get out the juicer and squeeze out every single drop of the lemon juice. Not forgetting to grate some lemon rinds for cooking later.

Then gather the remains, the pulp, skin and the seed in your palm. These are useless for you right now. It's just some rubbish that needs to be disposed of. Throw them right back at the face of the person who throw the lemon to you earlier. Remember to smash it back real hard. Make sure you hit the home run and I mean the face.

Now that's what I called pay back time!

Lost For Words

I might not be the most brilliant person around and I'm having trouble with my expressions. My thoughts, my speeches, my conversations, my writings and so on. Let me just put it properly in words, I'm always at lost with words. Words that could easily roll out of my mind will be suddenly lost in transition.

It's really awkward when I was having this wonderful conversation and suddenly I don't know what to say! I would stared at some make believe interesting spot in front of me and hoping that the earth would crack open and swallow me up.

Messaging has become tedious for me too. It would take forever for me to come up with a reply. Minutes will be fine but it could takes me hours, days or weeks before I could type a proper reply. I would type and backspace and it just goes on and on until I give up and abandoned the conversation altogether.

My thoughts throughout the day could be repeating itself like a spoiled DVD that keep playing the same chapter. It's because I kept losing the plot of my thoughts due to the interruption of my own thoughts. It goes like this " Hmm, what shall I get for Danielle this Christmas? A mug or....I love the chicken dish that mom cooked last night, a bit hungry now. Shall I book the flight ticket later on today? Hey wait a minute. Where was I? What am I thinking ?".

Does this make any senses to anyone?



The Recluse, Me and Myself

Over the years I realized that I'm getting pretty good at shutting myself out from the rest of the world. I could stay at home for days or weeks without ever having to speak to another human being. No phone calls, no messaging etc etc. Who needs another being when you can talk with yourself? Scary huh?

It had becomes sort of an escapade for me. When things in life become too overwhelming and everything become chaotic, this is my refuge. Myself will be my best companion and best listener. I reasoned with myself and we worked out solutions to my dilemmas.

It really works. It's just funny how touches of insanity can keep me walking within the boundaries of sanity. Life's full of dilemmas.

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Angelina Jolie trips and rips her glamorous gown at LA premiere of her directorial d├ębut

There are two type of people that will click on this entry. First, people that enjoy seeing others suffer and lastly Angelina Jolie fans who's genuinely concern about her well being. I love Angelina Jolie and she's my role model. She earned crazy amount of money and she also donates crazy amount of money back to the society and all the charities works she did. A bit concerned until I started to read about it. Just a minor problem and my goddess is absolutely fine.



It's amusing how people dwell on others suffering in search of some short term fix for happiness like some sort of drug. Then the cycle will repeat all over again. They'll wait and they'll pounce on their victim like some beast preying on its victim. Followed by loud laughter's, that sounded like the hyenas. Disgusting.

Just like what happened to Britney Spears, she was at her peak when her whole world crumbled upon her. I bet a lot of people has been waiting for that moment. Applauding and celebrating the fall of Britney. Poor girl, the paparazzi hounded her and everything was against her. And the world loves to see a failure. They just love to see people fail.

Back to Angelina Jolie, can't the tabloid find a better news to report. Couldn't find anything negative or flaws to report hence the tripping gown headline? Or are they just hoping badly to see Angie falls flat on her face?

The Pet Project Malaysia 2012 - Online Ticketing | PetFinder.my

The Pet Project Malaysia 2012 - Online Ticketing | PetFinder.my:



The Pet Project Malaysia 2012 - 12-Hour Dance Marathon

The Pet Project Malaysia is a 12-hour "Get Active" marathon comprised of dance, fitness and sports-based classes taught by internationally renowned presenters along with performances from Malaysia's most promising young talents. This event aims to raise funds and awareness through POSITIVE and PROACTIVE ways to create a platform for the public to learn more about the various animal welfare NGOs and the cause itself.

Aside from the Main Event (master classes and performances), participants can also visit the sports carnival, playground, silent auction, rock climbing wall, Asia's largest football card montage, food & beverage stalls, sponsors & partners booths, merchandise booths and NGO booths.

All donations and ticket sales will be distributed to participating NGOs: PAWS, SPCA Selangor, HOPE, Save A Stray, Malaysian Dogs Deserve Better, Paws Mission, AnimalCare, Independent Pet Rescuers and SCRATCH.

Let's support the event by joining it and spreading the word!

For more info, please visit PetFinder.my at http://www.petfinder.my/TPPM2012/

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Sleepless In The Middle Of No Where

I should be sleeping now but insomnia's on its round of attack again. I've been tossing around for an hour and I still can't sleep. Oh dear, oh my, what am I going to do? Counting sheep can't help either....Aaarrrrwwwhhhhh!!!

Feeling Good With Shorter Hair

When my hair was super long, I always told my stylist please trim just a little bit, a tiny bit will do. It took me years to gather the courage to chop off my hair. I always thought I look horrendous during my school days with short hair and pimply face and also guys prefer girls with flowing long hair. Well, to hell with the latter. Who cares what the guys think? If they like flowing long hair so much, they can watch 'The Ring' DVD over and over again. There's a girl with very long hair in it, the ghost that is.

Long and dark flowing hair.Isn't this every guy's dream girl.




Now, it's a set of different instruction for my stylist. Short and shorter! Short hair made me feel empowered. I don't feel being tied down by some unseen enigma anymore. I can't explain the kind of feelings that comes with it but it's something to do with being liberal.



Feeling good come with some perils though:

Just gimme the damn bill, I don't want to see how much I paid for all those bleaching, treatments, colorings and what's-the-name-of-the-oil that you added for me. Don't anyone dare to ask me either.



Look at all this hair products! There's some clay, then some pomade and this powder thing called Dust It that helps your hair stands without having to tease them. Believe me, I had so much fun playing with it.



I think I'm going to ask for a even shorter style after this.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

His Name In The Obituary


His name was in the obituary and I can't believe my own eyes. I never had any special feelings for him but we did had some wonderful times together as friends until I sensed something amiss, that his feelings was more than friends for me.

The worst thing I could do for him is to banished him from my life the same time that he confessed what I suspected of him and during some difficult time in his life. I just don't want to be that person during that fragile time. I know I was cruel but it was for the best interest of everyone.

He told me that he likes and he cares about me. No one could never imagine that they would get such reply for liking someone. My reply ? " You frightened me. I don't want to see you again until you find yourself a girlfriend. Goodbye". It was curt and rude. I didn't know what got into me that made me said that. Why can't I do it gently? Our paths crosses now and then ever since. Well, I always felt awkward around him. Maybe it's my guilt.

The obituary was just a dream but the incident was real but the feelings I had in it were as real as what I'm feeling right now. The dream is a sign of my regret and remorse without me actually realizing it.

Why am I blogging about this? I hope to reduce the burden of my consciousness and guilt. And i don't know how to apologize. It's not the matter of too late or whether I want or not. I just can't mouth the word S-O-R-R-Y to him. If he's reading this, I hope that we can erase that episode and become friends again. Without all those awkwardness, just friends.

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Overheard :The Gay Topic

Overheard from 2 busy body auntie at the coffeeshop this morning:
Auntie 1: Did your heard about this gay local actor?
Auntie 2: No, I don't know.
Auntie 1: Huh? You don't know meh? It's all in the news, he's gay!

Apparently, it's a taboo for some folks that their loved ones is gay. But that doesn't stop them from gossiping about others.
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