A day out with Yishyene!

I spent two nights sleeping over at Yishyene‘s place when i was in London and we had a great time catching up, deciding what to eat and walking around. On our first night together, we went to a bar around 6pm and i think we got too excited, cos we were drunk and tired by midnight. Ended up eating cake on a train platform before running home to pass out rather unflatteringly on the bed. No pictures.

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The next day, she asked, “What do you feel like eating?” And i said, “… DUCK RICE!!!”

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Everyone swears by different duck rice restaurants in London. I’ve had debates with people who insist Four Seasons is better, but i just say “to each his own”. And my own is Gold Mine!!

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We ordered half a duck, fried rice, and bamboo shoots with mushrooms. Polished everything off.

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I’m suffering just looking at that. I don’t understand why KL can’t have duck like this!!!

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We went for dessert and wine after lunch… (looking back i don’t know how we managed that… oh yeah, i didn’t have much dessert). Also, i think i’m gonna be trying to decrease my sugar intake from henceforth for health reasons!

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In the afternoon we went thru Hyde Park cos Y wanted to show me her favourite tree.

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All the flowers were in bloom!

 

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I turned 31 yesterday!

Thank you to both my parents who made me, and molded me into the person i am today :)
They were supposed to be celebrating in Bali with me but my dad’s accident with his back prevented him from flying so… next time. :(

I decided to spend my birthday in one of my favourite places in the world and it’s been great so far!
Friday night we partied at Danny’s villa, called Asa Bali Luxury Villas, ’twas a really nice place!
Whole day Saturday and Sunday was a party at our villa at One Eleven Resorts.
I purposely chose One Eleven cos i had such a great time playing in the beautiful villa grounds last year that i really wanted to get some friends together to play with me too!

Just some quick pix before i have to head out for lunch with Rahul and Clouds.

There are thousands of pictures we snapped so i need a LOT of time to edit them… Below are just a few pix from Sunday (my birthday eve).

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We met up for lunch at Biku. Everyone is looking slightly shattered cos we’d already been partying for 2 days…

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Road to paradise! Rahul fell off the buggy. He was standing on the back and was holding on with one hand, with the other hand carrying a plastic bag of drinks. He said it was so beautiful going down the lane, that he wanted to take a picture and decided to let go with the hand that holding on, to reach for his phone… -_-

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Danny chilling in the kitchen

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Cloyce!

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Since Clem named the evil koala Joyce, i figured it was only right she had a birthday party too

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One of the most beautiful breakfast buffets @ Kempinski Hotel, Frankfurt

I thoroughly enjoyed my stay in Frankfurt, thanks to being put up at luxury 5-star hotel Kempinski. To see more pictures of my room there, click *here*.

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For a second i was staring at the picture thinking, “What’s wrong with my ear??”
Forgot i was wearing headphones then!

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I love this willow tree. I would pick up a long fallen branch from the ground below it, and rattle all the hanging ones with it to make a swishing sound and watch them all sway. Swish! Swish!

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Every morning i would have breakfast in a beautiful dining room that overlooked the lush hotel grounds via floor-to-ceiling glass windows. (There’s an even better pic i posted on Instagram *here*.)

Everything in that room would be perfect and serene.

The brilliant white tablecloths and napkins.
The smiling waitresses.
The polite murmur of other guests’ voices (no one was too loud).
The cute clink of teacups on saucers.
The gentle waft of steam from hot tea and coffee.
The shining silver laid on the tables in such a way that even someone as OCD as me couldn’t spot a tad out of place.
The lounge music playing… some of the songs were exactly the same that play in Sri Panwa and X2 Samui. I know cos i copied their playlists from their ipods into my mac ;)

It was just so perfect and calm and i think, in all seriousness, possibly my favourite breakfast room in the world. (Not counting dining with a beach side view, close runner ups would be Westin Langkawi and Emporium Suites Bangkok.)

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Oh don’t worry… i didn’t eat just that for breakfast,
i had a go at everything in the buffet across my entire stay there ;)

 

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Day 4: in Bologna, Italy

Here are a plethora of pictures i took in Bologna on our first day there. I was super excited to go to the city described as the capital of food, and stuff myself silly. I stuffed myself so much i could barely keep awake after  my first day there!

I count myself really lucky cos it’s my fourth time in Italy! Every time i return i just fall in love with the country more and more :) This is gonna be a bit of a rushed post cos it’s already 2:15am in London and i need to wake up at 8:30 to visit my grannie in the hospital one more time before my flight back to Frankfurt!

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I can’t help ooh-ing at daisies every time i see them JUST because we don’t get as many in Malaysia.
My aunty always says i’m gazing after weeds.

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Oh my lord… there’s nothing like pasta in Italy. Nothing.

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The fruits and vegetables are so bright, they look fake!

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It’s spring time which also means lots of flowers!!!

Prepare to view like 50 pictures after the jump. :p

 

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I love Italy!!!

Ok i’m back in London for a week and barely had ANY TIME to message poor Clem, let alone blog!
Here are two pix taken by the club photographers when Mario and Bea took me partying on the coast in Italy.
I had SUCH a great stay there, and it’s mostly thanks to the wonderful hospitality Beatrice, Mario and the rest of the Italians have shown us. Italy is memang one of my favourite countries to travel to in the world!

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Michelle, Mario, me, Beatrice and Camilla at Indie Pop Fashion Club
My black and white dress is from Monki, (a Swedish brand and the same company that does H&M) who will be opening their stores in KL VERY SOON!

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Taken at Deap Club

Ciao!

xxx

Frankfurt Day 2: Kleinmarkthalle, wooden toys, modern art & a picnic by myself!

Er… i’ve been in Europe for a week and only up to Day 2 of my travel posts :p Last night i went partying with Beatrice and Mario with their friends in a club on the East coast of Italy, and they dropped me home at 7:30am  >.<

I had to get ready in a hurry at 12:30pm to go out for lunch with everyone, and when Aunt G asked Mario to turn up some opera in the car, the elaborate sounds combined with my hangover made me go @_@”’

Here are some pix from my second day in Frankfurt! You can view blogpost on my 1st day *here*.

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I went to walk in the food market aka Kleinmarkthalle. One of my FAVOURITE things to do when in a new city or country is to visit their local market, grocery store or supermarket! I love looking at all the exotic foods, fresh produce and if i’m in the supermarket – interesting label designs.

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Scores of fresh fruit!

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These nuts and chocolates were REALLY TASTY. The lady kept giving me samples to try and i unabashedly tried a bit of each and asked what they were. In the end, the chocs were so good i bought a packet for Uncle Mark cos he loves them so.

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Oh this looks so much like pate du tete! I wanted to try some but didn’t think they’d let me buy a tiny bit so i just stared and it and salivated. Now that i’m looking at it again, i should have just BOUGHT SOME and coulda brought the rest to London with me!

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Tongue… looks so gross but tastes SO GOOD. I love tongue.

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Easter is coming!
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