Sunday, 31 October 2010

Damai Beach getaway..

My current fav photo!

It was high tide. When we took this photo, the waves were so strong and high. We were drenched from top to toe after this shot.

When we emerged, we looked up to find that our friends had disappeared. Ran away so as not to get the iPhone 4 and my S90 wet. Haha. It was still a bit wet though but both survived. Phew.

As you can probably tell,

DAMAI WAS AWESOME! Fun fun fun trip was exactly what I needed!

Now I need a massage cos it was play play play non stop.

And dammit its work work work tomorrow.

But its ok. Damai was exactly what I needed to face November.

Hello to working Saturdays!

But never mind. I won't focus on that for now.

I had Damai! Short trips like this are so worth it. We should do this more often!

Just eating and eating, sleeping (a bit anyway), playing, swimming, and lots of laughter.

Water guns are the bomb! We were kids again..

Card games and plenty of alcohol at night. Ah ong even brought a laptop and speakers. Its a party in the damai beach. (Miley cyrus)

Involving a lot of dares, photos of which I do not dare to post up anywhere. Not in Facebook and not here.

We went to the beach after all that alcohol and midnight snack(s). Probably not the wisest thing to do seeing as none of use were very sober. (FYI, every Kuching person has scary stories to tell about Damai)

We arranged the seats and dragged the blue mats over ourselves. And here it was the next morning:

I find it so nostalgic looking at this photo. This was just last night. Or earlier this morning! About 2am. We were lying here, 6 of us, talking and listening to the waves. Dreaming. Talking about anything. Shooting stars even.

I miss Damai already.

Time flies when you are having fun! So true right! How is it Sunday night already?

I am already looking forward to the next trip. Hell, I can look forward to tomorrow even. Monday at work? Its okay. I had Damai..

Short trip but so worth it. A weekend getaway was exactly what the Doctor ordered.

And I miss you already...

Saturday, 30 October 2010

Can't wait!

This Halloween I will be at Damai! No dressing up as anything. No clubbing. Forgoing all those parties happening tonight at Senso, Bar Zing, VA, and where else? Those are the three invites I got only for tonight.

Damai damai damai! Looking forward!

This time, I resolve to take better photos! These were taken with cs' phone earlier this year.

Going out now. Bye~

Have a good weekend everyone!!

Wednesday, 27 October 2010

Rant rant rant

The whole week, I have been looking forward to Damai this weekend. This Halloween, I will be at Damai Beach. I am soo looking forward to much that I must admit, that I slacked off on work a bit. I find myself daydreaming and planning what to wear, what to do etc..

Its only one night. But I can't help it. Its been too long. I need a break. I want to go away..I need a break period.

I want to walk on the beach. I want to smell the sea. I want to sit on the balcony and gaze at the stars, listen to the waves. I want to sit by the seaside with cs and just lie there.

I feel so tired. Exhausted. The muscles on my neck and shoulders have been aching for so long. My back hurts. But I think I am quite used to it by now. The hot water shower is not doing me any good -who said a hot water shower will loosen the knots on your neck and shoulders? Bull.

The massage chair is not doing me any good. I find myself cringing from the pain instead - brought on by the massage chair.

I think what I need is a break. Hence, Damai.

Cs has to work on Saturday morning but I hope we can leave by noon. *Fingers crossed*

This Friday, I have to go to dinner at Borneo Convention Center. Something to do with the rebuilding of Kuching High. The sponsors or something like that. What am I going to wear?

Also, annual dinner at Pullman and after party at liquid. 80s theme? Seriously? At work, they announced that there will be competition for best dressed. I think Imma forgo this theme this time around.

Can't be bothered to dress up. I shall wear some old dress - cos I am broke too.

Life is a box of chocolates innit? I want to know what the next chocolate is. I don't want to wait. I want..I want so many things. Who doesn't?

I am jumping from topic to topic. Sorry. But oh well. Is it better this way? Sometimes I think its better if I blog about whatever the fuck I want at that time. Instead of some event/outing that happened last week etc, when I am just

You understand, don't you?

I am talking to myself really.

Cherrie bit me. It hurts like hell. Like being burnt. My finger is numb and the blood won't stop flowing. That is why I am sitting here alone ignoring everyone. Sucksss this is making me type slowly. Perfect. My job requires me to sit in front of a computer 8 hours straight typing away.

Yes, sit 8 hours straight. Hello flabby belly and cellulite. Blah. If you ask me, I would much rather stand 8 hours straight. I am not kidding. I used to work in McD remember? That means standing 8 hours straight or more. Always more.

Same rules apply. In the office, we get one hour for lunch. At McD, we get 45 mins for break for 8 hours of work.

I prefer to stand. Call me a freak. Crazy. Whatever. But I hate not having a flat stomach and a smaller ass. And slimmer, toner thighs. Bahh!

I went to look at Kitty's photos just now and oh God, I didn't expect this. I miss London. I'm aware that I am repeating this very often. Or else saying I don't miss London but actually I do.

I said it before, if I stay clear of photos of London, I'm fine. But now, after looking at her photos of camden, london eye, I want to go back.

I'm so jealous. I want to be a student again..

Greenwich at night.

Ahh..I'm just saying. I will be fine tomorrow.

Or at least, I will be fine after payday and after Damai..

Tuesday, 26 October 2010

Mum's cooking is best

This was our dinner one fine night courtesy of mum!

You know you don't even have to try this to know its awesome ok. Cheese galore. Anything with cheese tastes good!

This was a combination of rice, mushroom, corn, chicken, squid and prawns in rich creamy sauce covered in cheese.

And baked to perfection!

It tastes awesome! When mum makes this, we always finish it! There are no leftovers. This tastes so good but is so bad for me..whine.

OK. I sound annoying even to myself. Starting now, I resolve to whine less.

Moving on..

There was also bread. I love bread. I have a weakness for bread and cheese. Hence pizza. Bread so good fresh out of the oven. How can one not love bread?

The bread was for us to eat with the pumpkin soup mum made. I don't really like pumpkin. I don't like pumpkin with anything. Tastes weird probably cos I am not used to eating it. Its not widely available in Kuching - I mean when you eat out.

You don't go to a normal restaurant and see pumpkin stuff on the menu. You just don't. Its weird.

So, I was quite reluctant to try this. But it is good. It is tasty. It is rich and fragrant but not too heavy. It is awesome! How to explain? I always sucked at explaining I shall stop.

All of this is courtesy of mum. My mum's cooking is da best!!

I wish I can be as good a cook as mum is in the future. When I am married with my own husband and kids.

I wonder is it possible to be a good cook and still maintain a full time day job? Do I have the time and energy to make something good for dinner for myself and my family after work, when I reach home at 530pm?

Alas no. If I can't do it now, when I am living at home with my parents and Eli, how can I do it in the future with kids to care for? Oh. So this is how people choose to be housewives. They can't be superwomen.

I actually like to cook. No, seriously. No shit. But I just don't have time. I also don't want to eat that much, so I actually also need people to eat the food that I make.

Remember my cheesecake post? I had a grand total of one slice only. I'm sorry I don't know what's wrong with me.

Looking at the amount of milk, sugar, cheese etc that went in the cake kinda turned me off.

When I was younger, I believed that women should and must work. Even with kids. Young kids who need to go to school. Clean the house. Cook for your family. No excuse. I can do it. Pfft. Sounds easy. But now. No, I don't have kids etc etc yet...

Something someone said to me earlier today made me think of this. I would have to be a housewife in the future. I am exhausted after work everyday by 530pm. Particularly Friday.

I'm sure I can cook a normal dinner at night. Clean the house? Err..depends on my mood. You don't mean every day do you? Go out at night drinking? Hah. I would rather sleep. Take care of crying babies in the middle of the night? On one condition. That I don't have to wake up to work the next day.

So yea. I suppose it is kind of inevitable. Dear God what has happened to me?


I have to stop talking about this because I'm getting sick of this..


I think I'm in love. Again. Before, this phrase confused me:

Did you fall in love?

Yes. Many times with the same person.

But now, I smile when I think of him. I think of us together. Laughing everyday. How is this possible? We see each other at least 2 times a day and we talk non stop.

Each of us trying to get a word in, even when all we are talking about is just reporting about what has happened during the day. Bringing the other one up to date with things.

Sunday, 24 October 2010

Oktoberfest at Victoria Arms

Contrary to popular belief, I do not go out clubbing every weekend. I don't party as much anymore. Really. Not even every other weekend. But I know it seems hard to believe especially when my Facebook photos and even photos on my blog show me drinking and partying all the time.

I have slowed down. Two years of work has changed me and my perceptive of certain things. Its not a bad thing. There are more important things now. Partying is lower down on my list of priorities now.

But once in a while, partying with a big group of friends is still fun. In a way, its even more fun because we don't do this so often anymore..

Last Saturday night found me at Victoria Arms (VA) at Merdeka Palace for the 6th annual Oktoberfest.

Cs and I arrived at about 730pm and the place was quite full. When cs told me we were going to VA on a Saturday night for Oktoberfest, I imagined a quiet VA. Not like this. There were many long table settings and a buffet spread throughout the club.

A bit weird for me. I have never seen this scene inside VA before, in all the 8 or 9 years I have been there. Hmm..time flies. Have I been going there for so long?

Back to topic!


Start off with a photo of me first..

[Defensive]Its not the same photo ok. Got some subtle difference and I err cant decide which one I like best.. How?

That mirror is fast becoming my regular camwhore spot. Nice lighting so photos always turn out nice. Hehe.

Moving on.


Both are ok. The photo above tastes better but quite sweet. The photo below is err ok. I'm sorry I can't tell you what is inside. Never mind la. Not like you can taste it too right? Haha wtf. Sorry that was quite cbai.

I have finally tried Ratatouille!

It tastes..mediocre. Nothing outstanding. I like the green, red and yellow peppers but there were a lot more different food to sample, so I didn't eat much of this. But yea. Ratatouille! I thought it was a French dish? Or there are different variations according to country? Can't be bothered to google to check the facts now though..

Oktoberfest is also Sausage fest!!

What does this photo remind you of?

That Germans like it nice and long and well done..and err big. Haa sorry a bit carried away.

Someone wrote this on our tickets!

Mr and Mrs Ngen. Hehe. For some reason, this got cs beaming nonstop and hugging me. Heh heh Me too actually.. Shamelesss but I dont care.

I wonder who wrote this? Hmm..the waitress?

There were a lot of beer drinking competition going on that night for both the ladies and gentlemen. Damnn this is the pint glasses - the smallest of the lot! And even for this competition, two of the ladies threw up. Right there. In the middle of the dance floor! Gross.

Its like the staff anticipated it and placed the towels there by their feet wtf. Its just wrong!! We didn't pay RM 65 to be tortured like this ok. Btw, no one volunteered of course so the MC had to try and drag/persuade the customers to join in..

The lady who won - finished the whole pint the fastest and threw up a bit, and ran to the back before she claimed her prize. The other lady drank half of her pint and threw up a bit too on the towel there. It was so not worth it ok. Winners got a hat and a bottle opener cum fridge magent.

Watching this first round, who dared to go up after that?! Competition gone wrong lar.

Cs, ah ping, and ah ong and nana

Cs and I spotted this:

This was the half yard beer drinking competition. Before this, I must mention, it was the half yard for the ladies. It was about half of what Alvin is holding up.

So, we all thought that it was fine. Looks ok so we all urged/pushed Alvin up. He was also sporting enough for it cos there were prizes to be won! This time the prize was buffet for 2 at Restorant Beccari - the Italian restaurant at Merdeka Palace.

Now this is more like it bah. Better prizes than a hat and some magnet. Ptui.

But as it turned out, the guys have a much bigger glass (half yard) to finish. Tough luck! Its not easy ok. Alvin was competing against one other guy. Both of them could not finish it.

There was just no way to one go such a big glass. So Alvin suggested they ask a friend to help!

So here is cs helping Alvin. Even so, they didn't win. The other group won..too bad.

Later, the MC announced that they are looking for a team of 3. Two men, one woman to join in the last competition. Well, we thought it could be dancing or some other game what.

So, when Alvin and the others urged us to go up, we did. To be sporting la. Just sitting there the whole night was boring too anyway. Might as well do something for fun.

Plus got prizes mar.

Who knows? When they brought out the BEER TOWER!!


The MC (seeing our huge reactions) laughed and said: heyy you guys volunteered for this ok.

Yeah we sure did being the silly that we are..

Bad bad idea..

It was terrible! We had to drink with the pipe some more. This would only make us drunk faster. There was NO WAY we could finish the damn thing.

Ah Ping is already looking pretty bad here. He threw up.. In Alvin's glass by the side. Poor thing.
I tried not to look at him cos it would only make me feel worse...

Cs trying hard..

And me. Well, I did drink in the beginning. But of course we reached a point where we just had to stop. Pause. Breathe. Talk amongst ourselves. Take pictures. Watch our competitors. They took cigarrettes out in between gulping down the beer. Haha.

This is Team B:

Two big guys and a woman. She was also the same lady who competed in the first competition (the pint glass for ladies) and the only one who didn't throw up. But she didn't finish her drink - almost did though..

After ah Ping threw up, he came back to join for a while but quit shortly after.

So its down to both cs and I.

Impossible of course. In the photo below, I quit already. Haha. And cs is also posing only. Not really drinking by now. We both had the pipe in our mouth but not really sipping at all. Just forget it. No way we can win lar..

Obviously Team B won. They finished the whole Beer Tower! Lihai!

Team A with the MC.

Look at our Beer Tower. We still had half leftover.

Group photo of the night!

At least we got:

1)To keep the remaining Beer Tower but no one wanted to drink anymore beer that night. Not even me. I was not drunk later in the night but once I reached home, my head started to hurt already. Cs as well. Alvin threw up in the toilet at VA. What the hell right?!

2) A hat, and a fridge magnet cum bottle opener each, and a free buffet dinner at Restaurant Beccari.

Ah Ping later won a lucky draw, which included dinner for two at Aurora Court - another restaurant at Merdeka Palace. Among other things, which I don't remember now.

Our leftover beer:

Looking at this photo kinda put me off beer. I don't think I will be ordering a Beer Tower in the near future. And judging by how the night went (so many ppl throwing up yuck), probably none of my friends want to as well.

I hope for VA's sake, they change the games somewhat next year. Surely they cant have that many customers throwing up in one night? It looks bad. At a five star (still?) hotel some more. When I went to toilet that night, I heard the unmistakable sounds of another woman in the other stall yuckk gross.

We pay RM 65 hoping to enjoy nice food, beer, and maybe dance a bit (didn't manage to that night too BOOO). Not to drink that much. Yea, I suppose maybe you can argue that its the customer's own fault. If you cant drink, then dont. Know your own limits.

Ahh I duno lar. Unless things are different next year, I don't want to go back to Oktoberfest. Ever. Its just not worth the price tag..