Thursday, August 28, 2014

Take A Step Back From Blogging

Saving pictures to my MacBook and it screens through so many pictures that I have taken in these two to three weeks, is like walking through a memory lane.

I will miss my holiday after I start my full time job. Is like finally..time to say goodbye to student life. When I knew the commencement date, it makes me appreciate my holiday even more.

Appreciate my cafe hopping days, appreciate time spend with family and friends especially in Penang, appreciate the carefree life I have with my dear, went to market and cook for him. Counting down the days.

Let's recall what I have done in the past two weeks in Penang and KL. Travel back the time machine. :-)

And yup, I have cut my hair. From long to short like secondary school back then. No harm cutting so short, hair grows anyway. If you browse through my hairstyle from Form 6 till now, it changes regularly. Lol..


Meeting up with Wai Yee and Jean Ray who came to Penang. 


My order at Chocolate Passion, Avocado with Chocolate smoothie something like that, don't quite remember the name. Lovely drink. 


I'm always so in love with Penang blue sky and beaches. 


Met Siew Ming, Jewel and Lee Yin at Secawan & Such.

They were so shocked seeing my short hair. Lol. 


Of course, I spent most of my time with family. Knowing the truth that I no longer have such a long holiday spending with them makes me appreciate my time more at home. 

Prepared lunch for my family. :-)


Parents brought us for dim sum at Butterworth. This deserves a shot because I never had dim sum in KL, it is so freaking expensive compared to Penang. 


Ong Cheng Huat Seafood. Is always in one of my top craving food list. 


Super huge and juicy clams. People who went before know what I meant. 


Dinner with family at Route 9. Typical Penang western food restaurant. Food and price is very similar to Harvest Inn. Nothing much special so won't go back again. 


Glad to have brought my parents to try Crepe Cottage. 

I believed many Penangites have forgotten how good is Crepe Cottage in fact patronise all the overhyped cafes namely The Safe Room, Secawan & Such, Coffee Smith so on and so forth. 

I think many youngsters who frequently visit to Penang cafes have never come across Crepe Cottage in Gurney Drive. If so, you will know all the new cafes are really mediocre. 


My mum loves Crepe Cottage a lot. She asked me how come you never bring me here. She said luckily just now that cafe *I brought them to Coffee Affairs* is fully occupied if not she won't be able to discover this hidden gem. 

Pros of Crepe Cottage, delectable crepes. Cons, you have to wait super long. Lol..therefore go there after dinner so you can afford to wait. 


One of my favourite, Jawi Chai Kuey! 


After dinner at Air Itam hawker, I brought them to All Season for coffee. 

We don't usually take dessert or coffee after dinner but I thought since I will only be in Penang for such a short period hence should bring them to explore cafes in Penang. 


They are always the special ones in my heart. Irreplaceable. 

Timer wefie! 


Not to forget to visit Ah Yi who is my babysitter when I am small. She sayang us very much and always cook for us when we visit to her house. Thanks Ah Yi! I always visit her when I come back to Penang. :-)

She prepared my favourite prawns and Tu Toh Teng. 


Her grand children are all grown up.


Cafe hopping in Penang too! My first visit to Huey&Wah at Belissa Row, Pulau Tikus. Quite favour their Lemon and Passion Fruit Smoothie but is quite pricey, RM13 or 14 with two flavoured marshmallows.

Anyway I root for the quiet and cozy ambience at Huey&Wah.


Full of Beans at Straits Quay. 

Cons: Very poor wifi connection. :-( Makes me pissed.
Pros: Comfortable couches and parking at Straits Quay sheltered car park is relatively cheap.


Beaches and sea are always my favourite.


Acupaday at Bishop Street. Same row as Coffee Affairs.

Highly recommend for their super comfy couches and is very quiet comparing to some of the Georgetown cafes which can be as noisy as market.

Hmm..whereas their recommended coffee is ain't promising. Not to my liking.


Then, parents came to KL with me. Dear and I brought them for some good food. They like this Japanese buffet restaurant so much. RM60 after tax and eat-all-you-can. Damn awesome!


Next day Sae Ma Eul at Mont Kiara for dinner. The price is quite reasonable. :-) Will come back again.


Caffe Bene for dessert cz there are tables available. Rare scene huh?! Lol..

I love their green tea ice cream but not the shaved ice. Coming to Gurney Paragon very soon. I can see another Caffe Bene-Instagram-wave coming soon! Lol..


Yesterday cooked for my dear. We can finish everything! Lol..and he likes it very much! :-)


My final cafe hopping day in KL. This final day spend at Coffee Olle at Desa Sri Hartamas. 

This cafe runs by Korean and airing Korean songs in the cafe. Very cozy and strong wifi.

Finished FanGirl already. Teen Romance Novel I would say. And this is so easy to read after My Sister's Keeper. Lol..Still prefer Eleanor & Park! 


Next up, Me Before You! 


Recently, I am switching focus from blogging to reading. Need to see what's your priority at that point of time. Blogging was my priority back to third year in university. 

I share and update very frequent in Dayre. I explained why is time to step back from blogging and chose to read instead. 

I understand is certainly a waste if I just left my blog aside that has almost constant traffic everyday even though I am not updating. That was my hard work that I have done in the past two years. Thanks to all of you for reading!! 

Give me some time to look for inspirations in blogging. 

I will surely miss here. A lot. A lot..I know I will be back one day. :-) 

Friday, August 8, 2014

Rich people ah you?!

I'm blogging at this place, VCR cafe at Jalan Galloway. 

Thought the ambience is quite nice and contemporary therefore wanted to share it with you. 

Parking is definitely a hassle for this cafe. I couldn't manage to find any legal parking lots nearby hence you may need to take the risk to park at the road side. Then be prepared you may receive DBKL fine! 

Caffeine fix of the day
Latte. RM11


Love the first floor absolute glass view and rattan-chair setting. 





Was here doing some English grammar revision. You may say me silly or too rich ah..come to cafe to do revision. Lol..

Okay I will reduce on that. XD 
I have tried my best not to go cafes that are located at the mall to avoid paying for parking fares and I usually ordered a cup of coffee and sit here the entire day. I think the bosses must be hated me. 

Okay, think on the bright side, I can save money on electricity while enjoying a cup of coffee with air-condition. LOL..but I know waste money on petrol la. ><


Feels great to be back to study again. 


If you are looking for places to catch up with friends at Bukit Bintang area, this is rather an ideal place for a group of 4. 
*very awkward closing to end this post. Lol*

2, Jalan Galloway, 
Bukit Bintang, 50150 Kuala Lumpur
016-668 0135
Business Hour
8.30am to 11pm 
*Opens daily

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Another Caffeine Escape

Back to blog again! Chilling at Thursdvys for today's caffeine escape! 

Just done with gym so explore new places again. Most of the time I didn't have my lunch then take coffee straight after that. Lol..had 4 slices of bread before gym but wanted to save money so just take coffee only. 

Furthermore, I need to park my car! Aiks..parking is so expensive here! Never go to the mall for cafe..even cafe at the roadside also damn hard to locate for empty lot! That you will need to pay RM5 for MBPJ parking. I have been issued lots of fine before so better to park at the lot. 

All in all, the cheapest way is staying at home enjoy your 3-in-1 coffee! >< Lol..


I love this cafe. Not overly crowded and the coffee that I ordered tasted just nice. The amount of acidity and sweetness is just right cz I don't like coffee that has too intense flavour. This one is just perfect for me. 

I ordered Ristretto with milk and a dash of chocolate undertones. Not the ordinary mocha if I want a hint of chocolate flavour. 

Yesterday I went to Artisan Coffee at TTDI that many people hype about it. I ordered their signature Nitrokopi but I don't favour it. As to me it is more to acidic side and slightly sour to my liking but they have won Best Place for Coffee by Time Out KL Food Awards 2012. 


Anyway, there is no such thing as best cafe or what so ever. As long as you love the cafe and coffee then it is certainly your cup of tea.

By far I have visited to three cafes this week, they are Coffea Coffee at The Curve, Artisan Coffee at TTDI and Thursdvys at TTDI. Thursdvys is my favourite thus far but I will still explore more if time is allowed! 

Back to work! 

Monday, August 4, 2014

Things you may not know about living in KL

Out of nowhere, I have the mood to blog.

I'm at Coffea Coffee, The Curve. Finally have the time to explore cafes and restaurants after all this while in KL. The past 6 months have been busy working, adapting to new environment, knowing new colleagues and friends, do house chores *shame to say I seldom do house chores when I'm home ><*, so on and so forth. 


Discovered something new in this 6 months!

I have finally read! Just finished Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell. Currently reading My Sister's Keeper by Jodi Picoult. Thanks to 1M Book Voucher, the saddest part not being a student, you lose all the amazing student privileges! T.T

Learnt to cook! I cook quite frequent lately. I must tell I have NEVER wash meat/chicken in my life till the past two months! Lol..*like very proud..beh paiseh* Bought them from wet market, wash and clean them before cook, cut all the ingredients and cook! Viola! Both of us always prefer to eat home cook food, anyway is healthier and cheaper. 

In Penang, I am very familiar with places/hawkers to dine in but seriously we have no clue when you mention about delicious hawker food in KL/Selangor cz we can see most of them are prepared by foreigners *nepal, myanmar...*. 

Waze is my friend in KL! I can't survive without waze. Lol..I'm not a road-blind but sorry to say KL has too many highways. I knew places that I frequently visit but if it's too far then I surrender. ><

Besides shopping, movie and cafe, you have no where to go during weekend for a short getaway. :-( I miss heritage sites, cycling and beaches in Penang. Sadly to say, you won't be able to find this when you are in KL unless you are willing to pay or either drive very far to the destination. 

Some "cultural shock" after I moved here,

1. You can hardly find food which is less than RM5 in KL but undeniable the portion is relatively larger than Penang. 
2. Economic rice is never economical. Lol..
3. A slice of cake in cafe easily cost you up to RM18 nett. 
4. RM10 for full day parking at a mall considered cheap. 
5. People here is very willing to spend for food and entertainment because they think they work hard for a better lifestyle. Work hard and play harder. 
6. Hair cut in KL can be really expensive! Hair cut for female by senior stylist can be RM120! By creative director, it can even shot up to RM350 for female! o.O
7. Average gym membership rate in KL can easily cost you RM180/month before sum up all the parking fees, tolls and so on.
8. Water disruption/haze can happen anytime.

And the list goes on.........