Monday, July 30, 2012

Am feeling unwell and a little bit "off" today..

Trying to blog about something C.O.L.O.R.F.U.L to spice up my day..

I have been to amante nail spa & body care in several occasions for massages and herbal boil massage. They provided me relaxing massages sessions that just made me fall asleep (AND IRONICALLY MISSED ENJOYING THE MASSAGE!?!!)

Amante too provide nail spa, so on Saturday I decided to try their manicure and pedicure. The package of RM78 includes nail color, and I was too confused to decide on which color to suit me as I'm so excited by the whole nail colors selection displayed on the shelf!

The manicure and pedicure session wasn't like what people say "just relax and let them do the work". It was a painful ordeal for me coz they tried to treat my toe nail problem. But even the expert did not manage to cut off the nails from poking the side of my toe. Guess I need to perform the operation myself..

The whole session which was supposed to be completed within 1 hour & 30 minutes ended up a long boring 2 hours & 15 minutes session!

But in the end, it was all worth it. With pretty shinning nails now... :)

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Amante Nail Spa & Body Care @ Bukit Tinggi, Klang
Address: No. 32, Lorong Batu Nilam 21A
Contact No : 03-3323 6404

Thursday, July 26, 2012

It has been such a long time since I did food blogging.

Did try out alot of good food, new places, and some from my food idol

And movie reviews. Gosh.. alot of good movies to talk about!

Will get to that when I'm in the Moooo-OOD..

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Happpy Thursday everyone!!!

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Sis SMS-ed me today. I guess my FB post somehow hinted her that there is something wrong with me.

None of my family member ever really cared or worried about me, assuming that I'm independent and are always fine by myself. And they should think that way, coz I've always share with them my little achievement in life, showed them that I'm fine, happy, smiling and cheerful.

I do stumble and fall in life, but without them knowing. I get myself back up, and continue smiling. So yeah.. Joyce is fine.

This time, I don't know what triggered my sister to message me. And her SMS made my heart feels weird, the SMS was touching, but it meant more to me, it made my heart melt, I almost choke on my noodles, and I went teary immediately.

My siblings may love me alot, but they have no time to care about me, just too busy with their life. This SMS is one of the first I have received. So it was touching for me to know that my sis cared.

I guess aside from feeling touched, what made me cry is to know that they actually realized they have neglected their little sister!!! They know I was, and still am all alone without support and advice from my elder brothers and sister!!!

... I think for their little sister who practically grew up alone, I'm doing pretty fine. At least I did not end up as a drug addict or a complete failure.

So... I'm good... and will always stay this way.

Thanks sis for your message although how simple it may be. You will never see this blog coz I do not want you to be worried about me. But I hope you know that your little sister loves u!!! HUGS...

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

This cry baby love these quotes!

Makes me feel less guilty to myself being such a hambao.. 

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It is true that you activate that HAM BAO switch, there is no turning back!

Once a hambao, forever a hambao.

But I'm a strong cry baby!

Cry over it, but lift your head up high, and life goes on!   :)

Be thankful that you don't already have everything you desire. If you did, what would there be to look forward to?

Be thankful when you don't know something, for it gives you the opportunity to learn.

Be thankful for the difficult times, during those times you grow.

Be thankful for your limitations, because they give you opportunities for improvement.

Be thankful for your mistakes, they will teach you valuable lessons.

Be thankful when you are tired and weary, because it means you have made a difference.

A life of rich fulfillment comes to those who are also thankful for the setbacks.

Find a way to be thankful for your troubles, and they can become your blessings.

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I will, and can be stronger than yesterday!!! Gam ba de!!!

A self-motivation post in the morning, with hope that I'll feel energized throughout the day. I need OOMMPHHH!!!

...and I'm still very much grateful of my life, regardless how hard the challenges it throws at me!

Saturday, July 21, 2012

It is already July, and I haven't got any holiday plans for this year! All I could do is to look back into the old holiday photos. It have been such good memories, and I hope the memory will always stay fresh in my mind if I blog about it.

So here it comes.. This is a very backdated post about my holiday in May 2011.

At that time, I was working with SP Setia for merely 8-months and it was indeed a shocking news that I will be joining 27 others for a study trip to Dubai, Cyprus and Athens.


Dubai, UAE

Dubai is one of the seven emirates (province) and the most popular city of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and one of the reason is their architectural innovation. It was an eye opening trip for me as I get to see all the remarkable buildings which have made their name in the world record.

Fun Facts:-

In 1979, Dubai World Trade Centre stands as the tallest building and the only skyscraper in Dubai. Now, Dubai has 527 completed highrises, 314 highrises currently under construction and 461 planned highrises.

I was surprised when our tour guide told us that less than 20% of the population are actually locals! There are alot of immigrants from Philipines, India, Pakistan etc who is filling up the country.

Dubai people are very proud of their national costumes, and working immigrants are expected to wear the costumes as well. All of them really confuses me as I can't distinguish between local people and immigrant. 

Look at some fun facts about Dubai

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Dubai Airport
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Burj Al Arab Hotel @ Dubai

Fun facts :
  • Burj al Arab was one of the most expensive buildings ever built.
  • It is one of the world's only two "7 star" hotels.
  • Burj Al Arab is the world's fourth tallest hotel (not including buildings with mixed use).
  • The hotel rest on an artificial island. To secure the foundation, the builders drove 230 forty-meter (130 ft) long concrete piles into the sand.
  • Hotel room rates vary from $1,000 to $27,000 per night (RM 3,150 - RM 85,000)
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Burj Al Arab - which is designed to look like a boat (as per wiki)

Kai Lee, Joyce and Sharon 

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Aside from experiencing the beauty of this hotel inside out, we also have once in a lifetime opportunity to dine in Al Junsui for our Afternoon Tea. We had a seven-course  afternoon tea menu respresented by culinary delights from Japan, China, Thailand, Indonesia and Korea.

This afternoon tea cost AED 275 per person (equivalent to MYR 235). I will not have the chance to experience such a luxury afternoon tea if not because of SP Setia generousity to its staff.

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Dubai Gold Souk

We were then brought to a market selling gold-made products and jewelry.

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This gold ring has gotten the Guinness World Record for being the heaviest gold ring in the world, weighing 63.856kg
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Palm Jumeirah (the world largest artificial island)

Palm Jumeirah is an artificial island created using land reclamation by Nakheel, and yes, the island is in a shape of a palm tree.

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Nakheel office

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Palm Jumeirah Monorail

On our way from the mainland to Atlantis, The Palm! Weeeeee~~

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Atlantis @ The Palm

Fun facts:-
  • A 5-star resort hotel in an artifical island
  • Has a Dolphin Bay in which guests can swim and interact with dolphins at Atlantis.
  • The Lost Chambers in Atlantis has more than 65,000 marine animals in its 11-million litre aquarium!
  • Everything in Atlantis is underwater themed, from the toilet deco, plaster ceiling, pillars, to the lightings!
  • The Bridge Suite costs $35,000 per night (MYR 110k per night!!! Are you kidding me!)
  • Voted The Most Hygienic Hotel of the World Award 2012
  • More fun facts on Atlantis can be found here
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Entrance to The Lost Chambers

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Clownfish - Nemo and his papa

Dubai Desert Safari

If you've been to Dubai, and have not tried the desert safari / dune bashing, then you've not been to Dubai!!!

A 4x4 wheel drive picked us up from our hotel (The Seaview Hotel - with no seaview), and the adventure starts!

The common vehicles used for dune bashing are larger sport utility vehicle such as Toyota Land cruiser. Other mini SUVs are not used cause they have higher risk of getting stucked. The vehicles are usually equipped with a roll cage to prevent the roof from caving in on passengers in the case of an overturn.

Dune bashing is not just driving on a desert, but experience and skill is required to maneuver the car and  to prevent accidents. 

And it is not all fun, as some may experience dizziness, and vomiting. I did knock my head against the side glass when our car dives down from the desert cliff. But it was really a thrilling experience! 

There are various packages to suit your interest, more info here

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Our pro driver - Thank you for sending us back in ONE piece!
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The package we signed up for includes camel ride - which I don't encourage cause it's just plan cruel to use animals for our fun, same as elephant ride, or kereta lembu.
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Me & Razali

The camp, belly dancing, henna painting, traditional dances, and buffet BBQ dinner

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Fun facts :-

- One of the largest tanks in the world at 51m x 20m x 11m
- The world's largest viewing panel at 32.8m wide and 8.3m high.
- Has more than 33,000 living animals, representing more than 85 species including over 400 sharks and rays

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Alex, Sharon, Ivy, me & Kai Lee

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Otter's feeding time


Burj Khalifa

 These are amazing facts about Burj Khalifa (source from wikipedia)

  • Tallest existing structure: 829.84 m (2,723 ft) (previously KVLY-TV mast – 628.8 m/2,063 ft)
  • Tallest structure ever built: 829.84 m (2,723 ft) (previously Warsaw radio mast – 646.38 m/2,121 ft)
  • Tallest freestanding structure: 829.84 m (2,723 ft) (previously CN Tower – 553.3 m/1,815 ft)
  • Tallest skyscraper (to top of spire): 829.84 m (2,723 ft) (previously Taipei 101 – 509.2 m/1,671 ft)
  • Tallest skyscraper to top of antenna: 829.84 m (2,723 ft) (previously the Willis (formerly Sears) Tower – 527 m/1,729 ft)
  • Building with most floors: 163 (previously Willis (formerly Sears) Tower – 108)[20]
  • Building with world's highest occupied floor
  • World's highest elevator installation (situated inside a rod at the very top of the building)
  • World's fastest elevators: 64 km/h (40 mph) or 18 m/s (59 ft/s)(previously Taipei 101 – 16.83 m/s)
  • Highest vertical concrete pumping (for a building): 606 m (1,988 ft)(previously Taipei 101 – 449.2 m/1,474 ft)
  • First world's tallest structure in history to include residential space
  • World's highest outdoor observation deck: 124th floor at 452 m (1,483 ft)
  • World's highest installation of an aluminium and glass façade: 512 m (1,680 ft)
  • World's highest nightclub: 144th floor
  • World's highest restaurant (At.mosphere): 122nd floor at 442 m (1,450 ft) (previously 360, at a height of 350 m/1,148 ft in CN Tower)
  • World's highest New Year display of fireworks.
  • World's second highest swimming pool: 76th floor (world's highest swimming pool is located on 118th floor of Ritz-Carlton Hotel at International Commerce CentreHong-Kong).

...this is also the building where Mission Impossible 4 took place!

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SP Setia group photo on the higgest observation desk in the world - 124th floor

The Dubai Mall

While others busy exploring The Dubai Mall the world largest shopping mall (based on total area), I walked on my own to enjoy some time alone in cafes. 

Never failed to hunt for food even though I am in a foreign country. 

yummylicious cheesecake at a pastry house in Dubai Outlet Mall
Brunetti in The Dubai Mall is recommended by Dato C.J Khor and indeed, it was aweeesomeee!!!!

Visiting Dubai to witness with my own eyes,
  • the tallest building in the world,
  • the most expensive building in the world,
  • the largest aquarium in the world,
  • the largest shopping mall in the world
  • the largest man-made island in the world,
  • the heaviest gold ring in the world,
  • the most hygienic hotel in the world,
  • one of the 7-star hotel in the world,

....and having the trip fully sponsored by my company... I FEEL LIKE I AM THE LUCKIEST GIRL IN THE WORLD!!!

Memories of Dubai from 14th May - 16th May 2011