This week has been challenging in the sense that i’ve barely even had time to feed myself properly (which is bad) but it’s okay cos i rarely do this.
Monday: i had lunch at 2pm, dinner at 10pm then worked till 2am
Tuesday: i had lunch at 3:30pm (i felt so faint i made a beeline to food and nothing else), dinner at 8:30pm, then slept at 3am (my fault for going out till late)
Wednesday: i had half a noodle soup at a 10am meeting, then snacked on slices from half a zucchini at 1:30pm while driving to a shoot. Quite sad right. I just really didn’t have the time to eat!!! Luckily Adam was so nice to get a group of us food from the Bangsar Ramadhan market for dinner which i dug into like an animal at 8pm.
I am so tired that i was in bed by 10pm! But i’m still awake… blogging this post cos i know tomorrow is another jam-packed day, so i better do this now before it adds on to my ever-growing To-Blog List.
Today was by far the most tiring but FUNNEST SHOOT EVAAAAAA!!!
Photographer Vincent Paul Yong was to shoot me for a Levi’s campaign,
and i picked Jump Street Asia as the location cos i thought mid-air shots would be so cool.
Plus just BEING on a trampoline is so much fun… the last time i was on one was 4 years ago in Surrey with Yishyene!
Jump Street Asia is the first trampoline park in Malaysia, and is right behind the Robert Bosch building down the road from Jaya One in PJ. It’s in a massive warehouse and has lots of different trampoline activity areas like Dodgeball, Basketball, Free Jumping Areas, The Foam Pit, The Cage, and The Wall. Find out more on www.jumpstreetasia.com.
Thanks so much to Duncan for granting us permission to shoot,
giving us a personal lesson and providing his staff to take real good care of us!!!
Laine Wong did my make up. Check out her new tattoo done last week by Julian Oh.
Incidentally Adam got one from Julian yesterday too so i saw two new works of his in one day!
I’m wearing a pair of shorts from Levi’s newest collection!
It’s really soft and was super comfy the entire time i was jumping.
Starting off with some still shots… Click to see the rest of the pix!
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Oh man. You have no idea what i had to go through to get this blogpost up! First of all, i had to think whether i wanted to blog tonight, then figured i’d better cos i know my schedule will be crazy for the next few days. Then my iPhoto wouldn’t recognize pictures from my phone. So i thought maybe i should update my phone. And found out i forgot my Apple ID password -_- So i had to go retrieve it. After i reset it, i had to backup all my purchased apps before updating my phone. So i googled how to do that (google saves everything!) and followed some steps then tada ok done. Then when i was READY to update my phone, it said by doing so it would delete all media including pictures which i don’t want to happen cos the PICTURES are what i’m trying to get out of my phone -_- So in the end i transferred them to Clem’s laptop, to my hard disk, to my mac. MAN i spent over an hour doing NADA. And i STILL don’t know why my iPhoto suddenly doesn’t recognize photos in my phone! Will figure that out another day when i have a cup of patience to spare. There. That wasn’t super interesting but you did read it till this sentence HA.
Clem’s mom and stepdad were down in KL to visit him while on their way to Cambodia. They’ve been to KL before so we didn’t have to do the entire hardcore tourist shebang. When they arrived on Friday afternoon, we figured they wouldn’t want to go out after such a long flight so i cooked us all a dinner of sage and onion chicken with Edwards sausages (my butcher was very excited for me to try out their newly imported british sausages). They passed out at 9pm. At 9:30pm i thought it must be midnight cos i was so so tired and was aghast when i saw it wasn’t even 10pm! Managed to stay up till midnight.
Saturday i went to meet Jess & Rudy for brunch (but with Jesselia
Savings Losings Time it turned out a late lunch). In the evening i went to help my mom cook, meaning i watched her cook and washed up what i could. She prepared a magnificent feast for Clem’s parents and us!
I giggled inwardly when my mum was saying to Dom, “Just some simple food.”
Dom: Dees is not simple!!!
Such a scene from The Joy Luck Club.
Oh man my stomach was rumbling like a tractor while ‘helping’ my mum cook this! Clockwise from middle: fried fish with onions, chili and garlic; curry prawns; sweet & sour chicken; bean paste pork ribs; chinese mushroom / tunku. My dad was away in HK that weekend, so this was all for five people mind you! – Mummy, me, Clem, Dom, Serge!
Clem loves this bean paste pork ribs dish so much, my mum gave me the paste for it and taught me how to cook it for him -_-
After dinner my mum served local fruit – mangosteen, duku langsat and oranges (which i don’t think are from here :p CNY la ok)
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On Sunday we took them to Fat Spoon
Guns in Peter & Jane were so innocent before Bowling for Columbine
If you go to Fat Spoon you MUST MUST MUST order their cempedak popiah + vanilla ice cream. I almost died of ecstasy eating it.
After a huge lunch (i ate what everyone didn’t finish) we went to PJ to let me run an errand in Digital Mall, before heading for Batu Caves. Even with Google maps i missed ONE bloody road and suddenly we were on Jalan Ipoh highway heading to… Ipoh. Shit. After doing a frantic U-turn, i spotted Templer’s Park and said it would be kinda nice for them to see it if they wanted so we stopped.
I can’t remember when was the last time i went to Templer’s Park… or if i even did in my life, sometime in primary school..?
As we hiked for 45 minutes looking for a waterfall, i thought to myself ‘wow look at this. Joyce hiking in kl’. The thing is that Clem and i have no qualms with taking long hikes when we’re traveling, but when we’re in KL, we’d rather… bond with our couch on the weekends. We go to great lengths finding waterfalls in the jungles of Indonesia and Sri Lanka, to the extent we accidentally walked to the same one twice; but we don’t bother discovering one in our own backyard. Hopefully that will change soon! (Clem must be shuddering while reading this.)
Dom, Serge and i
After the park, we finally found Batu Caves.
I can’t believe went up and down those stairs three times in one day before -_-
After Batu Caves was Joyce’s feeding time before she turned into an evil pumpkin that ate people up. I suggested La La Chong since we hadn’t had seafood yet.
Serge: We seem to be eating a lot [i don't understand this tho, we only had lunch before dinner!]
Clem: In KL, there’s not much to see, but there’s a lot to eat!
I noticed that La La Chong uses Taste Me sauce and grabbed it off the table in a squeal. “Taste Me! It’s the Taste Me sauce!”
Me: It’s THE TASTE ME SAUCE! The one that Tania brought to BBQ and is super spicy! The one i was telling you about!
Clem: *turns to his parents* I’m sorry, she gets like this sometimes.
I didn’t even get offended cos i was too busy taking pictures of the sauce. It was a like a SIGN reminding me to go buy the sauce, which i did the next day. 3 bottles of it. One for home, one for office, and one for backup.
We took advantage of V Day as an excuse to stay in a nice place.
It’s so addictive… once we find all these places that seem out of the city,
we can’t stop taking mini-trips to them!
At barely a month old,
Villa Samadhi is situated bang in the middle of the city,
on Jalan Madge off Jalan Ampang.
Construction is still going on in some parts of the villa,
with the main areas finished.
I love it when it’s so new and there’s noone using the whole pool but US.
We stayed in a Luxe Crib with plunge pool
The room is massive…
Massive enough to dance around like a crazy person.
I know. I tried.
Rain shower is also one of the biggest i’ve showered in,
it could fit four ppl comfortably in there!
I also love the concept of two sinks.
“See, if we have two sinks then we can brush our teeth together!” i grinned at Clem with a mouth full of toothpaste.
There’s a jacuzzi which leads out the window into the balcony area.
It stormed in the afternoon,
and we love watching storms.
So we huddled like two birds to watch the big plops of water.
Breakfast was provided the next morning…
We had such a nice private lil break there…
and it felt so weird to be lounging around the pool in full holiday mode one minute,
and driving out of KL traffic back home the next.
Almost like we imagined going there.
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For more, visit samadhiretreats.com.
We got cheap rates from Agoda, seeing the place is so new and all.