Out and About 2

♫ FT Island - 지독하게 (Severely)

It's hard to believe that the first half of my mid-semester break is gone! Before I start hyperventilating from all the stuff I'm supposed to do but haven't gotten around to doing, I thought I should post something here first. You know, so that it'll be one thing off my mind. Lies, all lies! Excuses!

Warning: Picspam ahead. Proceed with caution.

This dinner has been almost 4 years in the making, I kid you not. We've been waiting to try Nicole's cooking ever since foundation year, and now we're in our final semester! O_O Not complaining though - her cooking is seriously awesomely fantastically delicious! Good food with good friends, what else can one ask for? :)
Good food, good company. Cheers!

Isetan finally opened its doors in 1 Utama! Of course I had to go and scout it out, the week it opened. It's smaller compared to the others in KL, but who cares? It's Isetan - I can always find something to buy there. For example, an iPhone casing that looks so much like a vintage camera, that a lot of people actually asked me if it was a real camera. :P This looks soooo much better than the pasar malam version, I can't even begin to describe its awesomeness.
This is what I call a real camera phone. Or iPhone.

And then I saw the rainbow cakes from Bisou and was like +_____+ "I MUST BUY THESE TO EAT!" So buy them I did and had them for tea at home the next day.
This was me... in front of the cake display.
Most colourful tea-time I ever had.

Friends and I attended the Taylor's Career and Employment Fair 2012 because it was compulsory attendance a good chance to get internships and meet future employers. The fair turned out to be pretty helpful in our search, and it was quite fun as well. :) Not to mention the Hilton booth was giving out free cupcakes! (There were even gold flakes on it. Oooh, shiny!)

About a week back, a stray kitten showed up in the garden. These days, it has the run of the front porch and garden, and sits meowing at the front door until somebody (usually me) feeds it. I don't know if it adopted us or we adopted it. =/ It's a very naughty but cute kitty though.♥
Don't be fooled by her cute, innocent looks - this one's a mini predator-in-training.

I'm really picky about the phone casings I use, so I stay away from the usual ones you see in shops or at the pasar malam. I seem to have a thing for accessories with angelic wings though, and haven't seen anybody using this particular casing before. Ordered this iPhone casing a few weeks back, and it finally arrived! It looks even better than in the photos, and the 3D wings actually make it so much easier to hold the phone, especially when taking photos. The wings enable it to stand upright too. :P
Wings. Yup.

Of course, what's life without some good food, eh? Got sorta lost in Hulu Langat while dad was trying to find a 铁打 traditional Chinese massage(?) place, but we managed to stumble across something just as good - an honest-to-goodness Thai restaurant complete with vegetable and fish farm! The food was delicious indeed, and we were lucky enough to see people filming a food show or something there at the time. :D
Great view from our table.
The deep-fried spinach, grilled lamb and tom yum soup were my favourites!

After a good lunch, dad decided to try looking for the place once again. We found it, just a short distance away. Serendipity? ;)
The boards/plaques looked like they belong in a martial arts film. :P

And finally....
I can't help but think that some, or maybe most, fitting rooms are designed to trick you into thinking that the clothes you try on actually look good on you. Hands up if you're guilty of at least ONE purchase that made you think "It looks completely different than when I tried it on at the store!".
No, I didn't buy these. I was only trying them on for fun because I'm broke.
If you still don't believe me, go and read this article on dressing room deception.

Pretty, Sexy, Beautiful Eyes

♫ 倪安东 Anthony Neely - Wake Up

If you're a follower of my Facebook page, you probably know that I've ordered some new, fun-coloured contact lens last week. :) Why? Well, I'm one of the 30 bloggers selected by Plusizekitten to review the Freshlook Colorblends from MrLens!

I can't wait for my lenses to arrive so I can take them for a 'test drive' (lol). I wear circle lenses on an almost daily basis, and it's a big part of my makeup routine, so I'm really glad to get the opportunity to try these out.

A review will be coming up soon, so stay tuned to my updates! Can you guess which colours I've chosen? ;)

Tiger Asian Music Festival 2012

♫ A-Lin 黄丽玲 - 给我一个理由忘记

14 April 2012 was definitely a memorable Saturday night, thanks to the Tiger Beer-sponsored Asian Music Festival (AMF) 2012 held in Sunway Lagoon. The event was strictly 18 and above, non-Muslims only. I was lucky enough to win a pair of tickets from SyingK's blog, so I invited Ruth to go with me (because she's one of the few people who actually know all the artistes in the lineup and can sing some, if not most, of their songs). XD

Our free standing TAMF tickets.
I seriously did not realize and appreciate how precious this pair of tickets was until I finally got there. I'll tell you why in a minute. (Actually, I could first tell you a very long and boring grandmother story about how it was raining and we went to buy raincoats only to find it had stopped... etc etc. But I'll be nice and spare you the gory boring details since it's gonna be a long narrative next anyway.)

(Photo taken from LowYat.net)
See the first photo? That's our tickets. It's a complimentary ticket, hence the RM0.00 tag, but it's actually worth RM118. Compared to the colourful blue and yellow exclusive pass above, it looks kinda shabby, right? WRONG.

At first, we queued up at the main entrance with a whole bunch of people holding the exclusive passes, so we felt weird and walked to the right side, and waddaya know, there was a special lane for VIP and RM118 ticket holders. So we breezed through w/o having to queue and had paper wristbands attached. YAY#1 Then we followed the crowd all the way to the Surf Beach and felt kinda lost coz the place was huge and there were fire-eaters performing there or something. O_O

Escalator was packed like sardine going down to Lagoon.
Tiger Beer standees leading the way to the event.
Once again we followed the crowd and went into an area which was a distance away from the stages (there were 2 linked stages). We saw there was another area in front of the stage separated from where we were standing, so we assumed that it was the VIP area. FML#1

So far from the stage :(
It was still bright and there weren't many people crowding for places, so we just walked around and people-watched. I noticed most of the people were holding the exclusive passes so we decided to go and ask the Tiger staff if we were in the right area. Out we went, and the guy guarding the media tent we asked told us to go through the area on the left (where we just came out from). FML#2

Back we went, but I still had the nagging suspicion that we were in the wrong area. Plus this time I noticed that nobody else was wearing the wristband like us. So I very buay kam guan (unsatisfied) went out again and this time, we walked all the way over to the right side of the beach. Hallelujah, we spotted a balloon showing the way to the VIP and RM118 areas. YAY#2

Our wristbands.

So in we went through the lane (the security guard posted there even ushered us in through towards the correct lane) and it was totally empty. Imagine an empty lane leading to who-knows-where with a whole bunch of people on your left-hand side and separated by iron railings, and you walking down it LIKE A BOSS while they look on in envy. Ruth and I felt like movie stars bosses wtf. YAY#3

Finally managed to get into the correct area, and it was only like <10 feet away from the stage! YAY#4

Oh yeaaaaah~
There were several opening performances before the show really started, which was about 8 p.m. when the emcees finally appeared on stage. Some of the photos are kinda blurry coz I was using my phone to snap pics.

金刚、Mei Yan & 豆腐卜Bernard
First act was 黄家强 and 黄贯中 (the 2 remaining members of Beyond). 
黄贯中 took off his shirt, much to the delight of fans, judging from all the screaming.
Next was A-Lin 黄丽玲, a Taiwanese singer with an amazing voice. :)
So happy that I managed to get a clear picture of her. :D

While talking to A-Lin, the emcees commented that the crowd was huge this year. 40,000 strong, in fact. Can't really see from the photo below, but I can imagine it was packed to bursting.

Dude, how did you get that DSLR in anyway?
After that, we had Manhand 慢行 in the house! 

Everyone, especially the girls, went crazy for the next artiste. Can you guess who it is? :P

Another clear photo! :D
Why, Jam 萧敬腾 of course! One of the main reasons I wanted to go to this event was because I wanted to listen to him singing LIVE. He definitely did not disappoint. This guy can really sing and hit the high notes, plus he has great stage presence too! I bet many of his fans were swooning at his beautiful voice and quirky gestures throughout his performance. ;)

We had to wait a while before A-Yue 张震岳 came on stage for his performance, but he finally did, with a guitar in hand. According to the emcees, it's been a while since he has personally played the guitar for his performances, so it was a rare opportunity to see him strum and sing! :D 

Still the typical 张震岳 look, lol

Everybody was waiting for his famous song 《爱我别走》 or 《爱的初体验》, but after several songs, there was still no sign... but then, another artiste emerged onto the stage with him!

MC Hotdog yo!
MC Hotdog joined him on the stage and together they sang a couple of songs. There were some technical problems with the audio system, so A Yue and MC Hotdog couldn't perform some of the songs from their lineup. They managed to improvise though, and seriously got the crowd really high. :P I think a lot of people woke up when they started singing some of MC Hotdog's really explicit songs. XD

The final act took some time to get ready too, but when their music started, the party atmosphere went up another few notches.

LMF came out with an explosive start, and they really got the crowd high until the end of the show! I don't know most of their songs, but I do recognize their music and a few of the famous ones like 《1127》 and 《揸紧中指》. Most of their songs are pretty explicit, but very catchy nonetheless.

The group taking a breather before continuing to pump up the crowd.

It was an amazing night of music like I'd never experienced before, an unforgettable event with great music and fantastic performers. I am still feeling so excited because I got the chance to see and listen to all these famous Asian artistes, and at such a close range too! :D 

Music may not make the world go round, but it sure makes the world a much better place. :P

P/S: I just found out that RM118 ticket holders actually had 2 free drinks included! Y U NO GIVE ME BEER?! FML#3

The Body Shop L. E. Nail Colour in Starry Night

♫ 刘力扬 - 手放开

As promised, a post about the other The Body Shop nail colour from my stash. :) Last time around, I blogged about the pink one, Twinkling Pink, which was released in the same Christmas 2010 collection. This time, I'll show you what the black one looks like.

L: 01 Starry Night; R: 02 Twinkling Pink

To be honest, I've never actually worn black nail polish out before, even though I have about 3 different shades of it in my stash. I'd apply it at home, take a second look, and promptly remove it 5 minutes later. This time around, I decided to trim my nails really short, and found that it's true: black nail polish really does look better on short nails!

From the bottle, you can see that it's chock full of silver glitter. Unfortunately, I think that most of it is stuck to the sides. There isn't that much glitter when I painted it on my nails. :(

Artificial light
I applied 2 coats out of habit, although 1 coat is pretty much opaque by itself. Like Twinkling Pink, the formula for this was really good - not too thick, and has a smooth finish despite the glitter. With top coat, this lasted about 5 days without chipping.

The only bad thing about this nail polish is that it's limited edition, so it might quite difficult to find. However, there are so many similar shades out there, so if you like this one, I'm pretty sure you can find it easily. If not, you can always buy a plain black polish and add the silver glitter. :P

Forget, Or Not?

♫ 2AM - 너도 나처럼 I Wonder If You Hurt Like Me

I am sorry for the lack of updates lately. I have several posts lined up in my drafts folder, but didn't really have the mood or desire to post anything. It's mostly due to one thing.

I lost one of my best friends.

Oh, don't worry. My friend is alive and well, as far as I know. It's just that we'll never have anything to do with each other ever again. It's like we'd never met, never crossed paths, never shared secrets, never existed.

It's heartbreaking.

Life goes on, but there'll be an empty space where they used to be. Maybe it'll take months, or years, or decades to fill that emptiness. Who can tell? Time, perhaps.

There are people who walk into your life and stay, and then there are people who merely drop by, leaving their footsteps behind when they leave. Do you forget the ones who leave, or do you keep them somewhere in your heart?