25歲前預先回顧

人生說來真難得。
四分之一世紀以後的我,幾番成長。
最感慶幸的是一路上累積的朋友。
話說我的朋友大部分是生命裡頗有成就的。
曾經埋怨,需要的時候怎麼都沒有人陪在我身邊,當下還曾說出會傷害人的話語。
因為一向來不懂得掩飾,說的話太直接,也很傷人。
現在還留在身邊的,是包容了多少我的任性?

很窩心的,雖然從前的我不太懂得珍惜。現在呢,感覺很幸運,很慶幸,很被保佑。

這次情感路上跌了一跤,夢也醒了。對自己了解更深之外,明白到我一直渴望的愛情是需要揣摩、犧牲、付出和有大愛的。
我想,我的愛,或許不是愛。
老弟說,there's a fine line between love and obsession。
到底那份是爱还是执着,who am I to judge?

又回到原点了。
还是努力学着沉着,不那么粗鲁、急性子、乱下定论、乱联想。
都还在努力着。

今天跟同事分享朋友的男朋友开了咖啡馆一事,说起自己曾经在咖啡馆打工,那段享受咖啡馆工作,也期待投身咖啡馆事业的心愿。
让她劝我不要放弃梦想了。
可是我知道那多么不简单啊。
而且,当初梦想里是两个人的。
她说,说不定就会碰上一个这样的人呢。

来匆匆去匆匆地,心都还没定下来呢。

总在看到他在社交媒体分享的心情感觉摇摆不定,有那份就破镜重圆的冲动。
我也不完美丫。我凭什么,凭什么让一个那么爱我的人…

我就是不时需要自己空间的人呐。
也是一个自私的人…
是我伤害了你亲爱的。
是我没做到我承诺的。

还要难过多久呢?

我不爱你,虽然或许以后会后悔……


让我投降吧,

Pauline Tan won title of First Runner up for The Next Miss Universe Malaysia 2015

Next to me, that's our new First runner-up of the Miss Universe Malaysia 2015!
Pauline in her new heels.
 Yesterday night while my colleagues were dressing up for our CEO's award presentation gala night, I was also preparing for a gala night, at the Shangri-la Kuala Lumpur, to see my friend on stage of The Next Miss Universe Malaysia 2015!
Done a full make up by myself for the first time!
 I punched out from Shah Alam office very punctually at 6pm, got on my car and set my mind to reach the venue as soon as possible. Fortunately, I arrive at around 7pm and got my free tickets from 8TV.
I wasn't expecting to attend this gala night as the tickets were sold out, at the same time, Pauline didn't really want us to spend too much for this occasion.
Thank you 8TV!
 Everything was last minute. Grab a dress I've never wore before though purchased long time ago, my existing make up tools and a random bag I usually use.
I even had to borrow few make up items from my colleague to complete my make up.
Time to shop? (teehee)
Obligatory washroom shot :p
 Around 8pm, we were finally in the ballroom after standing and waiting for an hour.
It was a four-course dinner.
The event was happening and very enjoyable.
Food was nicely presented and the taste was good.
There were a number of surprises.
First, I already know that Pauline is in the top six. The event started with additional of three contestants being the wild cards, whether they were chosen by the judges or due to the winning of subsidiary titles.
Appetizer: Marinated mushrooms with salad
The competition continued on with nine contestants. Next, when they were supposed to announce top four, another two contestants were added and we had top six (finally). Final Q&A sessions were proceeded with six of them. I have to say, these pageants are good.
Dessert at around 11.30pm due to delay.
Did I mention the main course was served at 10pm?
Oh I haven't mentioned, Pauline was also awarded the subsidiary title of Winning Smile! Yay! ^^
Winning Smile of the Next Miss Universe Malaysia 2015

The final six were Pauline, Jenny, Kelly, Miera, Vanessa and Sugeetha. It was a lot of heart pumping moments especially when it came down to just Pauline and Vanessa for the crown of Miss Universe Malaysia 2015.
Congratulations Pauline! Proud of you!

Coffee Amo @TTDI

Dropping by this beautiful place for a break while running errand in the town.
You'll walk in to this after climbing the stairs. Simple design and arrangement for the outdoor space with some plants to lighten the atmosphere. 
 
The interior is nothing complicated as well. Though look closely and you'll be amused by the little decorations here and there. 



There are a lot of photography magazines here. I really like the creative murals around. 
This place wins my heart with their interior decoration, simple and nice.

cheers.

Cyclist, Get away to Penang Island

Alright, here's a very old story.
Though it was a significant life time story from 2014.

It was an impulse decision to join Rachel in participating the Cycling For A Lane in Penang Island 2014. Signed up in March, and left it behind my mind until June.
It's fate and luck that when I first join Pickle & Fig, I've met Uncle GC and Uncle Larry, who are regular customers, at the same time, cyclists.
Putting on my cycling gears!
Uncle GC is very friendly. He introduces me to the bike shop in Bandar Utama where good and warm service is provided.
Explore cycling at least once in your lifetime and be glad about it!
As part of training, also Uncle GC and Uncle Larry's usual cycling route, we cycled all the way from PJ to Klang, along the Federal Highway.
Bah Kut Teh breakfast on Sunday morning


One day before the event, I drove Rachel to Penang.
It was 350km drive without a stop!
Following that day was time with Rachel's family in Penang Island
and not to forget... Penang street food!
The stalls are by the road side.
Managed by the locals, which is a different scenery from how it is in Central Peninsular Malaysia.
It feels good.
There you go, my first cyclist suit.
Still can't believe I've done it months ago.
Staying overnight at Rachel's grandparents' place that night, all comfy and cozy. Thank you so much for having me!
We woke up early the next morning, had some food then got on our bicycles only to find ourselves arrive at the starting point right after the gun was shot.
Regardless, let's hit the road!
At my first stop
We went off different speed in the beginning.
Hence I was on my own, staying strong with my earphone on.
At some tourist's spot.
Towards the end, when I started to feel like I couldn't continue without a proper rest,
I decided to stop for...
ABC ice
I'm never born an athlete. 
Coming this far, to finishing Half Marathons and now,
round the island, 82.8km,
I earn this medal with pride.
CFAL 2014
Keep the spirit up!
On 17th August 2014, I round Penang Island in bicycle, accomplished!

Dreamz Cafe @ Kota Damansara

Bidding goodbye to year 2014, I've also quit my part time job in Pickle & Fig.
Hence, much more time to continue my cafe hopping and exercise.
Although, my favourite place will still be the frequently visited one.
Vividly remember, how my mood was, stepping into this cozy little cafe on the day I came to PJ for the interview of my current job.
The ambience and decoration feels like home.
These are photos from few visits, one of it was before Christmas.
Lemon Sauce Chicken Rice
with side salad and Chicken Herb Soup
RM17.90
The Chicken Herb Soup was an essential part of the Chicken Rice set.
It completes the set, wrapping it with homey warmth.

I went there alone, with my laptop and books.
Later then ordered desserts and coffee.
Blueberry and Passion fruit Macarons
Loving the flavourful Passion fruit Macarons
Blueberry Macaron
Cappuccino
Christmas cookies for sales
Right next to the counter, you will find these display of 80's, 90's childhood memories on sales.
They also sell homemade cookies which I think make good gift for friends and family.

During the visit with my dear, I go for the Carbonara.
Carbonara Spaghetti
It's a delicate cafe well-decorated at all corners.
There was once when I visited, I was the only customer. While waiting for my food, I started admiring each and every corner in the cafe.

During my another revisit, I ordered Japanese Curry Chicken Rice, which is similar to Lemon Sauce Chicken Rice. It was a long stay, I then ordered Mushroom Soup. It was really filling with the thick texture soup and toast. Again, the presentation itself is inviting.
Mushroom Soup
served with Garlic Toast
RM9.90

Along the staircase, you will find decorations like this:
Well if you prefer to not walk up the staircase, or in case of disability or injury, you can use the lift.

Entrance
Notice the pastel colour look as you are approaching.
Dreamz Cafe
Facebook: link
Address: No 32-1, The Strand, Jalan PJU 5/20D, Pusat Perdagangan Kota Damansara.
Close on Tuesday.


Cheers.

 
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