Last Month

Aloha!!

*does virtual waves*

Ahem, I just realized I have been away from my blog for almost a month, not really bad considering I have been diligently updating my Dayre (dayre.me/julia0225) but now I thought since I paid for this domain and hosting it would be a waste if I just abandon it heh.

The past last month, nothing much happened. I went on pretty smoothly about my uni life, finished the final exams and so on. For once, I have confidence about my results HAHA not because I was a good student lo but because most of the tips that the lecturers gave came out in the questions paper weee. Thank youu all my lecturers!

Will be going back to Jakarta on 11th August so for these 2 weeks I am just gonna be a rotten potato zz.

Ending off with some random photos from my camera roll.

 

Super good and oh-so-sinful salted egg yolk waffle from Inside Scoop. The combination of ice creams I chose was to die for 😀

P.S Tokyo @ SS2. Awfully pricey but not extraordinary. Meh.

Crazy WhatsApp group HAHAHA. You won’t believe how much dramas that we’ve been thru like drama got nothing on us ok! Hahaha.

Okay, gonna signing off from blog now, waiting for my Mcdelivery now hmm.

Toodles! X

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Star Wars: 40th Anniversary Celebration @ Sunway Pyramid!

Boyfriend is a huge fan of Star Wars so right after we had our Seoul Garden buffet dinner, we headed down to this Star Wars 40th Anniversary Celebration, just right in front of Seoul Garden, so very convenient yo! Along the time while we were eating, it was quite distracting as the event was very near to the restaurant so it was very loud and clear lolol. Half of the time besides eating I was also diligently listening to what the MC said #sokaypoh ahaha.

#THEFORCEIS40

The Force Awakens! Chewie is my fav character as usual <33

 

Princess Leia 🙁 it is just heartbreaking that we will never get to see Carrie Fisher as Princess Leia ever again.

Luke Skywalker!

Real life Yoda statue.

Real life BB-8 statue.

classic, ”Luke, I’m your father..” comes to mind everytime I see Darth Vader hahaha. And don’t forget that epic orchestra song that plays everytime he appears.

Spamming with BB-8 pics just becoz I can lolol! :p

The lego one does not come from the same event laa but because they are celebrating the same Star Wars 40th Anniversary, so it is the one that counts right? I prefer the lego version actually.

Got selling mini muffin too! Quite reasonable price and now I’m regretting why I didn’t buy this when I had the chance argh.

Ballpen for RM 19??! Well I’m no one to talk since I willingly spent RM 50 for TsumTsum ballpen.

Recreating Star Wars’s scene made with Lego.

It was a fun event, but sadly they were already on the end of the event already when we came to take a look so not much to see in terms of performance etc. Hope to see this event again next year!! 😀

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Dimsum Buffet @ China Treasures! :)

Came across a pretty good deal from 11street.my  for all-you-can-eat dimsum at China Treasures, Sime Darby Convention Centre. Click here for the deal!

Bought for RM 86 for 2px when supposedly you have to pay RM 100 plus for normal price. Went to redeem it 2 weeks ago but being turned away by the manager in charge coz we don’t have any reservation. Turned out they don’t accept walk-ins so business must be pretty good eh.

Straight away called them to make reservation but last Wednesday was PH and it was already fully booked. Turned out can do online booking but filling up the booking form on the 11street’s page, so no need to call them up because they spend like forever to entertain your call. Online booking was surprisingly pretty smooth process, filling up the form, and I got the confirmation in less than an hour. Pro tip if you plan on dining in this restaurant.

Note that the buffet deal does not include drinks, so drinks is extra charge. We ordered this jasmine tea for 2 pax and cost us RM 5.90 for 1 pax so in total we paid RM 11.80 for the drink.

Har Gow. Was pretty dissapointed when it arrives in our table not pipping hot and we took a bite the skin was pretty hard, but the filling was ok with 3 prawns with decent sizes.

Fish paste with layered vegetables. I like all kind of fish paste so I ordered this, taste OK like the kind of fish paste you’d found at yong tau foo like that.

Fried har gor with salad sauce. Wondering where the sauce at? You have to help yourself at the self-service sauce counter haha. I was wondering where the hell is the salad sauce turned out you have to take it by yourself.

Deep fried beancurd with prawn filling. Pretty nice with decent crunchiness.

Duck wings with with soy sauce. Did not touch this because I always feel turns off with duck. K finished this all.

Charcoal bun with salted egg yolk filling. Quite OK but can’t really compare with Jin Xuan’s one ahahaha. The salted egg yolk filling oozing out when you take a bite, but it is clumped so bit dissappointing.

Dumpling with superior chicken broth. Both me and bf agreed that the broth was too sweet and too much MSG and overbearing. We felt very thirsty afterwards zz.

Must order everytime I visit dimsum restaurant. Fried yam puff with chicken and blackpepper sauce. I don’t really like yam in particular, but this I don’t mind eating at all. In fact, I love it!!

Lor Ma Kai with mushroom and chicken.

Crispy dragon beard.

Xiao Long Bao. Weee I’m by no means a Xiao long bat connoisseur but it was pretty decent in my opinion la.

KW said the soup tastes like carbonara sauce lolol.

Deep fried squid ball with cheese.

Big feast muahahaha 😀

Overall, the meal was pretty satisfying. Some dishes were hit and miss but some are quite decent and because I bought an e-voucher, was value for money also. Note that this dimsum restaurant not serving pork and it is halal restaurant. They can take time to deliver the food though, I think we waited at least 20 mins for the first few dishes, and after the crowd lesser up a bit, only the foods come out a little bit faster. Overall rating 3.5/5.0 hehehe.

China Treasures, Sime Darby Convention Centre

Sime Darby Convention Centre, 1A Jalan Bukit Kiara 1, 60000 Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Phone number: + 603 2089 3788

Just type in your GPS/Waze:  Sime Darby Convention Centre to get to this restaurant.

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Worst Day Ever!!

Zzzzzz today should be nominated as worst day ever in my life!! I had to blog about it as a record so here I am lol. Okay, my ritual before go to sleep was scrolling endlessly on fb/instagram, then I saw 1 FB post being shared on Taylor’s University Confession page

I was like, oh since it is very near to where I live, I’m just gonna drop by, find the litter of puppies, and buy some foods from 7-11 and feed them. I could not find the litter by the way, but instead I found bunch of stray dogs loitering around Taylor’s carpark. Like around, 7-8 of them?? So I played around with them a bit, when I said playing around, that means I have to play hide and seek because those stray dogs aren’t that friendly with human. Then I fucking dropped my phone without I realise from my loose Reebok’s pocket. Zzzzzzz. I was panicked, borrowed guard on duty’s flashlight on his phone, and searched the entire carpark! By searching, I mean beating around the bushes at 3 clock in the midnight, searching for every corner at very big carpark to find 1 phone, and it was so dark the flashlight was almost no use at all. I was almost convinced that the phone dropped to the small pond around that area and about to cry, when I saw a shadowy of my phone under a car. That was the second time I almost cried in tears of joy, the first one when I graduated high school zzz.

Moral of the story, do not try to be a hero when actually you suck at being one (don’t take my advice seriously, I tend to write nonsense on blog!) and for the love of God, next time I’m gonna put a bright neon coloured phone case!

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Wong Kok + Llaollao + Tan Ngan Lo Herbal Jelly

Today is the eve of PH (Wesak Day) so we strolled around Sunway Pyramid to have our dinner.

Wong Kok Char Chan Teng is our my favourite place for the time being! Love them because their price always so reasonable (psst, even cheaper than OldTown, and with more varieties, count me in!!) They gives out coupons for free side dishes every RM 20 purchase, so imagine how many coupons I’ve collected already haha! I think I got about 5-6 coupons already! This month’s special is Wong Kok’s specialty deep fried chee cheong fun (rice noodle roll) with super shiok dressing sauce! Telling you, it was really really damn good, I even had to lick the sauce clean off the  plate.

We always ordered a set meal because it’s value for money! Comes with fruits, drinks and soup.

Bosch soup! I remember cooked various types of soups back then semester 1, when we had cooking class,  and this soup is one of them. Some kind of tomato paste soup, pour everything in, slow cook, and there you have it! 😀

Fried noodle with bitter melon! So much of this that I have to pass it on to K! That’s the main purpose of bf right! Finishing off stuffs you can not hehehe.

K’s noodle with Taiwanese fried chicken. Did not get to taste this, though.

Stopped by at Tan Ngan Lo Herbal Jelly because I said we eats too much heaty stuffs, so must balance ma! Ehehe. Ate this halfway then only remember to snap a pic so was like, ” EH! Must take photo first!” then quickly took out my camera hahaha. #TypicalAsian

First time tried LlaoLlao Yoghurt and also first thing that strike my mind was,

”WHY THE SPOON SO LONG ONE EH??” haha but seriously, you all see it too right? Why need to be so long ah? Anyone knows??

Almost poked out our eyeballs seeing the price list! Sadly I forgot to snap a pic on the menu to give you guys a look but its around RM 10-20 well depends on what toppings you choose la. Funny story, we bought this because when we inserted the parking ticket, the amount displayed was RM 4, then we had that look.. like 10 secs? Then it strike us that today was the eve of PH, so they charged the parking fee higher. Zzz. Was running around AsianAvenue zone to look for things to purchase because we do not have any small changes, so we can pay parking, then finally settled on LlaoLlao! I’ve decided to just buy the cheapest one hahaha with add on RM 1.50 for 1 type of sauce (picked chocolate sauce)

It tastes pretty good by the way, but don’t think we will be a frequent customer laa. Once in awhile maybe still OK!

Okay, tomorrow is PH so rest well everyone! I have French midterm coming up on Thursday, so I guess gonna spend it to revising. Zzz so lame.

P.S: Edits all the photos using free app Fotor, coz I do not have Adobe Photoshop installed yet. Not too shabby right? Some professional reviewers also said Fotor is like simplified Photoshop. OK law coz I don’t use Photoshop much to do extreme editing, so Fotor already sufficient enough! But I still prefer PS more actually, you get what I mean? Hahaha.

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Sunday Day Out!

KW was telling me that he had a RM 33 for 2 Kenny’s Roger set meal voucher from Watsons voucher booklet and we agreed to redeem it today. My very first time ever dine in at KRR’S whole this time.

The pasta and chicken set meal was very worth it with the voucher coz when we looked up on the menu, the original price was RM 27-ish something for 1 plate! And we only got to pay RM 33 for 2 set of meal! So so happy 😀

Set meal comes with this super yummy homemade muffin! Was telling K how good it is when I saw other table beside us did not even bother to touch the muffin and just leave it like that and almost tempted to go grab it hahaha. By the way, you also can pick the muffin’s flavours. Mine and K’s are chocolate raisin muffin. 

KW’s platter! We got to pick 1 side dishes, and he chose mixed fruit platter, beef bolognaise/cream cheese pasta, he opt for cheese one but I went eeekk because cheese and pasta.. really? , 1 homemade muffin and 1 type of beverages. So worth it right?

My platter consist of chicken (thigh, my fav part!). beef bolognaise spaghetti, a bit undercooked but still fine, and 1 side dish mashed potato and gravy.

At Yubiso. Are they come from same company like Daiso or what? I think I prefer Yubiso better coz their beauty products seems not bad with affordable prices too (RM 10-20 price range)

DOMOKUN mini backpackkk! *screams internally*

At newly opened KOI cafe at Sunway Pyramid! My dad was a big fan of KOI’s Macchiato drinks and I remember telling him that KOI gonna open a branch soon in Malaysia and he was like, ”Eh? Now only open ah? Jakarta so long already got KOI leh..” LOL talk until so proud meh? Haha.

My passion fruit macchiato! Now I know why this is their best-seller product! So creamy and when you slightly stir the cream, it mixes well with your drink! So so good 🙂

School starts to get busier with bunch of final sem projects to be done (mostly Elective modules) and preparing for midterm exams that coming up in the next 2 weeks! In fact, I got one already next week, French test! I haven’t do any revision geez no excuse to slack anymore!!

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Every end is a new beginning

This post marks my first post on my new domain + self-hosted WordPress.org. I have been blogging with blogger all the way from 2010 (gosh!) and has been part of my life ever since. I have created, deleted and learning some basic HTML things thanks to Blogger. I was contemplating for sometime to get a domain of my own and some more hosting a blog because as my boyfriend would say,

”Got free already still want to use money for what??”

And I would usually attack back by saying,

”Same things when you buy your games on Steam loh..”

At which he would usually didn’t say anything anymore haha. Okay so back to the topic of self-hosting and domain. Even though I’m by no means some big-shot blogger, I would very much love to have a domain of my own. So, when one afternoon I was browsing on the net, Godaddy.com was having this kind of promotion for domain and hosting so I would figured it out I would just go and purchase it. About the URL name, I have always find it difficult to come up with URL name/username whatever.. but then I remembered encountering (still do though) some cases whereby everyone would certainly ask me was I born in month of July when they get to know my name. The scenario usually goes like this:

Person 1: What’s your name ah?

Me: Julia

Person 1: OH! You must be born on July, right??

Me: Erm… 

So yeah fyi I was born in February. My mum gave me this name because she was obsessed with Julia Roberts on Pretty Woman that time #takingfangirlingtothenextlevel so I thought to myself why not use that as a URL for my new domain.

Anyway, I still need to familiarise myself with this whole WordPress saga, so forgive me if this blog has some uncluttered mess especially about the images! I have imported my posts from Blogger and I have totally no idea why the photos all came out small and blurry in size. Maybe I should just Photobucket to embed my photos next time.

Since we are in the talk about my new domain and hosting, I figured it out I would share a few tips if any of you consider to move to self-hosted WordPress.org. (not to be confused with WordPress.com!)

-It is certainly not free to use WordPress.org! Okay it is technically free for the WordPress itself, but you have to fork out some money to pay for the hosting. Hosting basically your home for your blog. Why need to pay? Because as I have said it was self-hosted, so of course need to pay for the hosting site. Do not worry it will not cost you arms and legs,  there are plenty of choices of web-hosting available out there, so you gotta take your time to choose. All is equally good by the way.

-The hosting process can be a bit tricky if you totally blur about IT! Not saying I was a pro myself but internet tutorial is available out there for free for you to utilise right? This article helps me a lot when I was self-hosted my blog.

-So far I think that WordPress.org offer more accessibility and flexibility to build a blog, you know what I mean? The analogy is like, those free blogger platform like blogger, live journal, WordPress.com are like rented house, but for free. It is good but obviously if you wanted more you can opt for self-hosted one. It was like owning a house on your own you can renovate it, destroy it, for all I care. :p

So, this post basically marks my first move towards a better future of blogging, even though I only blog to keep in track of my daily lives, and as something to look back to as I grow older, without I realise, blogging has been such a big part of me that I owe it big time. Cheers to more happy times ahead!!

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How i spent my long weekend

Hello! I just can’t believe long weekend went by so fast!! Like in a blink of an eye zzz. I stayed over at bf’s place at Semenyih. I know I always complaining about staying at deserted place (at least for me!) like Semenyih but actually it is a pretty good place for recharging my mind hahaha. Because it was so calm and serene there, not overwhelmed with malls, cafes or whatsoever.

Here are few photographs to recap of what I have been doing, mostly nothing la coz I just spent whole day watching Netflix and lay around while bf got some workloads to do, and I only bug him if I’m hungry hahaha.

Anyway, been playing around with my S95 and I got nothing to say but praise!! So happy with how the pics turns out, even without post-processing editing the pics still turned out great! I set the aperture number the lowest to f2.0 to create a somewhat bokeh, and I think it is kinda do the job, don’t you think? Weeee

 

A mama bird building a nest on my bf’s room window. I got so excited I had to take out my cam and snap a pic tee-hee! She was actually incubating her egg, how cool is that?? 😀




 

Okay, so the egg has finally hatched and this is the baby bird!! Me and bf decided to name him Larry lolol. From 2andhalfmen TV series. Pls ignore the poop!! Anyway, mama bird went out somewhere to get food, I suppose.


Finally got to try out this supposedly famous satay place in Kajang, Sate Kajang Hj. Samuri. The place was forever crowded when we came and kinda hard to scored a parking spot. But I am glad the trip was worth it!! The satay was really really good, tender, and bursting with flavour. The key of good satay lies on its dipping peanut sauce (am I right??!) and it was so so damn shiok on its own too that I lick it off while waiting for the satay to arrive haha. I was quite worried I will be finishing the sauce long before the satay gets to arrive on our table, thankfully no.

The price was surprisingly so affordable and cheapzz too!! Like each of satay ranging from RM 0.80-0.90 cents! The ala carte menu was super cheap too like around RM 5-7. We ordered 20 sticks of satays (mixed from chicken, beef, fish and stomach) and total bill costs us RM 25. If it is not in Kajang, I will be coming there everyday I suppose haha. Just kidding, eat too much grilled stuffs not good for your body and super heaty too, ok!

**All photographs taken with canon S95

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what’s up?

Hellooo!! It’s been 4th weeks of this sem and already I can feel the pressure builds up zzz. Assignments starts to hit me one by one. Well, now I was actually supposed to be in class for my Bahasa Melayu Komunikasi (MPU) subject but class is cancelled until next week. I did not check the date properly on my portal so I spent like 10mins on an empty classroom, till I texted classmate and she told me class is cancelled, sumore she laugh (on the text la!) and ask me did I check out the student portal anot? Lol,  Siao. Okay, I did actually checked the portal la (i may be bit of ignorant student, but i am not that clueless haha at least still know what’s going on la!) but I did not check the date lecturer put there.
Okay, all bad things aside.. I have finally bought a new camera (again) well not necessarily new since its secondhand Canon Powershot S95. Okay, I have actually heard a lot of raves about its big brother first, Canon S90, then hunted down on Carousell for a secondhand. Then seeing the price gap with its successor Canon S95 ain’t too big, even close at the same price I decided I would go for S95.
I quickly contacted the seller, made a deal, transferred the money and tah-dah! Tonight I will have an addition to the family hahahah! I got it for RM 500, let’s hope the cam is not over abused by the previous owner lol and hope the cam will stay with me and fully utilized by me for at least a a year or two until I finally save up enough money to buy newest premium P&S! Not saying S95 ain’t a premium P&S when it was launched, it was just sad why would Canon discontinued Canon Powershot S line? I thought it was selling good, better than the recent Powershot line which is sucky in terms of specs and can’t be compared with S line series (in exception of Canon PS G7x Mark II, my ultimate dream camera) zzzz I super like S line becoz big aperture (means more chio bokeh/DOF) and excellent low-light performance. 
Okay, I guess I will be spamming this blog with lotsa more pics with the Canon S95 soon hehe. Good thing too, since this blog only filled with unecessary ramblings becoz I honestly don’t know what to write haha. At least I can spam pictures later! Weeeee.
UPDATES: I have finally gotten the cam yesterday night, the seller personally deliver the cam straight to my doorstep at 12ish midnight lol so thoughtful of him. I checked the cam thoroughly and got little bit dents and scratches but none of them are visible la. Okay, guess I will be spamming this blog with more pics later on! Stay tuned 😀
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SS2 Pasar Malam Monday!

People residing around PJ area should be familiar with SS2 Pasar Malam every Monday, right? For me, this pasar malam is my favorite to go whenever I’m craving for some light snacks, but not only food, this pasar malam also sells everything, like literally everything.. from clothes, household items, veggies and fruits, fresh poultries, and so so on! I suggest if by now you still haven’t paid a visit yet then do visit this pasar malam! But finding a parking can be a hassle, since you know, everyone loves pasar malam hahaha. Me and bf always park the car quite a distance so we always have to take a few mins walk to reach pasar malam. ;D

Everytime I visit, I must buy this lo! Like 5 pieces for RM 5 and 10 pieces for RM 9. Honestly, I don’t really mind the flavor or taste of each, bcoz each of it are different flavor for me all tastes the same liao! HAHAH..

BA BA NA NAAAA~~

OK, this is also must buy for me. Fried prawn crackerss! So good, espescially if you get the newly fried by the auntie one. Or, sometimes I specially request for the hot one since it is so crispy!
Kuih sayur or Koo Chai Kueh (according to Google!) similar like Har Gaw but the filling is chopped koo chai, anchovies, or shredded lobak. So good I can munch like 5-6 hahaha. And its healthy too!
Cheesecake tart is so popular in Msia now they start making the economic version one hahahh. Well, if you don’t feel like forking out RM 15 for Hokkaido Cheesetart one, or Pablo, you can try this. I, myself have never tried la.. 

Hey, this pasar malam even featured on Timeoutkl! How awesome is that?? Click here for complete address and the review! I highly believe you won’t find it hard since this pasar malam is so so popular!!

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