Friday, September 28, 2012

This is a backdated post of an outing with buddies last weekend.
Feeling lazy for a week then decided to just put the photos all together and call it a POST! ;)


Went to Antipodean Cafe @ Bangsar for breakfast.
A new place for me.
Loved it.

Thanks Barry for suggesting this place for breakfast.
Such a waste you couldn't join us.

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Opening hours from 8am, but get ready to wait for at least 20mins for your table. 

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"No menu sir, it's all on the board... "

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Vince & Kien Fei.. friends for 10 over years! 

 Pls be prepared to be served with a hearty meal that could keep you stuffed throughout the day.
Vince ordered 4 main course for all 4 of us.
I actually advised him to order 2 main and a side.
But ah well....

Among all the meal ordered, I prefer the classic big breakfast.
The kiwi lamb burger is not to my liking. Patty is dry.
Carbonara on the other hand is a little different in terms of pasta selection and the cream.
Vince and Michelle likes it though. 
Depends on individual preference.

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Big breakfast with a wheatmeal bread, scramble eggs, bacon, grilled potato ... and my fav wild mushroom! 

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Mushroom + cheese omelette

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kiwi lamb burger
Kiwi lamb burger with cheese and bacon


While looking at the chalkboard menu with my glasses on,
Fei darlin' aka Sei Fai Zai whispered to Vince about me..
After showing my stern face..
Fei darl spilled the beans, finally..

"Joyce looked like OL in AV with the specs on"



Another stern face and he said I should take it as a compliment instead of an insult!

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Took two photos, with and without glasses.
What you think?!!!!

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Antipodean Cafe (next to La Bodega)
No.20, Jalan Telawi 2,
Bangsar, 59100 Kuala Lumpur
GPS Coordinates: N3 07.921 E101 40.312
Business hours: 8am onwards daily
Tel: 03-2282 0411


After such a heavy breakfast, we went to Bangsar Village to walk around.
In and out from CD shop, painting shop, sports outlet, 
admire expensive watches, laughing at how a notebook could cost RM259.00, 
and Michelle bought her fav macaroons. 
Vince bought a card game called Cluedo Suspect.


I then brought them to WIP @ Bangsar Shopping Centre.
WIP was previously known as "Work In Progress" and is now "Whipped Into Place!"

Told them about the BEST LAVA CAKE I ever had @ WIP!

...but we end up disappointed.
The Lava Cake is not as yummylicious as I remembered..
Where the center is soft, creamy and molten.. :(

Myself and Vince had mojito as they are having Happy Hours promo..
RM19 from their selection of Magnificent Five Mojitos! 

banana peach butterscotch
Banana & Peach Butterscotch

best lava cake
Lava Cake with Haagen Dazs vanilla ice cream

Kien Fei & Michelle 

Fei darl & my peach mojito

Playing two rounds of Cluedo Suspect and I won the first round! Yippiee!

Currypuff hair "garnished" with a little frangipani flower deco?

W.I.P Bangsar
Ground Floor, Bangsar Shopping Centre, 2
85 Jalan Maarof, Bukit Bandaraya, 59000 KL


Our beautiful Sunday didn't just end at Bangsar!
Came back to Klang and went to see Dredd.

The concept of the movie is not-that-bad.
What's bad is that gruesome part.
I was covering my face with the scarf most of the time.

And nobody would find out who is the lead actor in the movie cause
he's behind the mask the entire movie!

Just so you know, the character Dredd is acted by Karl Urban.
Karl Urban also acted in RED (Retired Extremely Dangerous)
alongside Bruce Willis and Morgan Freeman.

Karl Urban (Dredd) and Olivia Thirlby (Anderson)


Thanks guys for giving me such a beautiful day.
Do treasure and love every bits of you!

This photo would look better if I'm smiling.. :)


Last week ET posted on my FB saying...

Happiness is a state of mind. Devote 5 minutes of your time to smiling daily and after a while, it will happen naturally

I replied...

Thanks dear.. I have tried.. But it's more to like faking smiles. A smile should come from happiness within. Else, that curve on the lips can also shows the sorrow inside. Agree ma?

And his post is actually an instruction... that I should do it daily. 5 mins everyday!

So... for the next 5 minutes... let's....

** SMILE!!! **

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Stomach hurts so bad today.

Don't know what happened but I think that I may have throw up too often.

Curl myself like a ball on the bed and fell asleep with the pain.

Woke up an hour later n drag myself to dinner.

Am tired of myself in this condition n looking like a ghost on the mirror!!!

Bad bad tummy!!!

When everyone is commenting that I look pale, I think this photo shows that I'm not that bad...

Maybe they are just exaggerating larhh..

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Mood is as gloomy as the weather today.

Maybe because I've been playing Chris Medina - What Are Words from dusk till dawn..

one was being loved too much one was not loved enough

three simple rules in life

book of quote

quote pretend to be happy

Got a personal message from someone *ahem*

"Don't abuse yourself lar, u dunno ur parents, frenz, all is concern about u meh? Pretend is not the way to do. Everything just think about is it worth it or not? And u still young still have a long way to go. Just do what u want without force, be happy and don't regret in ur life. Pls love urself n be happy. I know u unhappy for a long time ady."

I don't know what to reply him.
I just want everyone to know that I am trying my very best.
Since I'm not okay, the second best thing to do is to pretend that I'm okay.

And yes, SMILING doesn't mean that I'm HAPPY.
But it's my way of saying

I promised myself that I'll be fine.
Alot of people said I'm better already.
I don't know if it's because I'm a good pretender..
But I know ONE DAY, I will definitely be OKAY again.

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Listened to this on the radio and Soundhound it.

This is a song about love, promises and commitment.
It may be simple, have repeated lyrics, but to me, it's just perfect.

What's more perfect is that the song is written based on true story.

Chris Medina was an American Idol 2011 contestant.

Chris Medina's fiancee gotten into a terrible car accident two months before their wedding. His fiancee, Juliana suffered traumatic brain injury and is currently on wheelchair. She needed his assistance for many things just to get the day pass by, and things that one may not choose to stay and be committed to.

But Chris Medina did.

Chris Medina during the audition for American Idol..

Below is the original video clip of What Are Words by Chris Medina.

This is with lyrics.

Chris Medina might not make it to the Top 24 of the American Idol 2011.
But he won the heart of many with his true love for Juliana.
He is devoted and dedicated in loving her.

“I was about to make vows two months before the accident, marry her and commit for the rest of my life, through good and bad, sickness and health, so what kind of guy would I be if I walked out when she needed me most?” 

It touched my heart..
That love does exist..
And even true love does..
Through good and bad..
Sickness and health..

Someone who is gonna be forever faithful..
Holding your hands..
Walking together through thick and thin of life..
Till death do us part...

Am crying at 2am in the morning.... :'(

I really love this link about him (Chris Medina, What are Words, A True American Idol)

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Toldcha it's not the end of Gangnam Style.
Even Klang (Pa Sang) has come out with our own  Hokkien Pa Sang style too!

Featuring Siong Huat Bak Kut Teh at Port Klang
(used to be called "ta su sia" meaning under the big tree bak kut teh,
... but I find this place over rated)

Boston famous steam lala.. 
(5mins from my house but I've not been there for so long due to the waiting hours)

Port Klang seafood.. ( I can recommend better ones.. :P )

...and yeah Klang has got alot of tuition centre!

Not bad for production from our fellow Klang people.. ;)


On another note about Klang,
aside from being famous for bak kut teh,
we're famous of snatch theft cases too!

Of coz they cannot mention this in the video.. haaa!

Saw a post about Centro today..
I'm now thinking twice about going there to makan-makan ady...

Read up...

To all people out there especially girl pls be careful when driving. 
I know all of you heard this advices before but still i want to remind you again. 
If anyone knock your car from behind nvr ever rush down to view the condition. 
This happen to my close friend this morning at Centro, Klang basement carpark
While she on de way driving out from carpark 
suddenly 1 Indian motorcycle purposely knock behind her car. 
Instant reflect she rush down from the car to see what happen. 
The indian guy grab my friend and attempt to drag her to behind the car 
but my friend try to push off the guy and manage to escape and run back to the car. 
Then another Indian guy came so sudden out from no where 
and drag her down and bang her head to the wall. 
That Indian guy try to rob her car and her belonging. 
Thank God she manage to push of 1 of them and grab back the car and drive off. 
The worst thing is even my friend shouting for help and the 
security guard can't do nothing but standing there and watched
I wonder the management of Centro duno pay the security fees for what purpose. 
Luckily she could get away from this situation, 
if not the worst thing may happen to her as well.
So guys out there be careful nowadays k!!! God Bless!!

Feel relieved that Sunny insisted in escorting me back home after badminton today.
Thanks Sunny boy! 

Monday, September 24, 2012

When I thought I'm already feeling better..
I started to throw up again..

Have been vomiting alot recently..
During the initial stage of my relationship issues..
There were times when I had just 2-3 spoonful of rice forced by mum..
And yet I'll vomit it out..

But for the past 1-2 weeks, I managed to keep the food in my tummy..
Such an accomplishment!
Friends are happy to see me eating more..
And not rushing to the toilet after meals..

But today it came back and I vomited twice after lunch!
Expensive lunch sumore...
Was looking left-right-left right for the toilet in the restaurant!
Came back and had another round in the office toilet..

Doc who consulted me few weeks back said it's the depression and stress..
Is it still... now?

Many saw me in person / my photos and commented that I lost weight..
Some said I've shrinked ! --> Commented by two different guys at two different occasions!

I asked "What you mean - SHRINKED, u mean THINNER?"

They said "Nope.. as in smaller, shorter and everything is SMALLER by proportion.. including the asset!"

Oh this is not good...
I want back my body figure!
The curve, the shape, the asset n everything!

I've actually lost fair amount of weight..
From an underweight BMI of 45kg, I'm now 42.5kg!
I hope I'll gain back some of my weight though..

Don't want to appear scarily thin to my parents.. haha!
They've got too much of me to be worried about..
I want to appear as OKAY as possible to them..
Even the simpliest thing... to SMILE... :)

And... I still wanna be "Hey~~ sexy lady~~~"

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Where to start.. lemme see..

Had breakie with Yee Leng.. 
Breakie that lasted 4 hours, till lunch time!
We had so much to talk about that we don't really want to leave..
And she's such a joker!

Came back home and decided to try on my new eyeliner for cat eyes.
Tried on only my left eyes.. 
Quite a success for first timer.

But I think I need to tweak the end just a little bit..
Need more curve for the cat eyes effect.

Used the same cat eyes make up for Lip Joo and Pui San's wedding dinner.

Here's some photos of the CAT EYES and RED LIPSTICK..

Has got the wild, sexy, "garang" and kinda b*tchy look!
Gosh couldn't believe I've just used that word on myself!!!


 But hey, I don't really like this look.. haha!
Doesn't suit my personality... 

Went for a simple hair-do but the hairdresser said she wanted to do something else for me.

Joyce elegant hair do


Joyce elegant hair do

This is more like me. 
Elegance.. lurve it! ;)

#accessories, attire n shoe advisor mum, debbie n heidi#
#hair do by Nico @ Eng Ann, Klang#

#make up by yours #


I'd love to end this post with an advice from Michael..
He has always encourage me to be a better person.

"To be strong is not a tough job really 
but sustaining it requires a highly focussed combination of 
EQ management + self determination + wisdom, 
and I trust you've all these abilities now! 
you've finally overcome the hurdle, 
deal with it without fear even more 
has to come in near future... 
you'll be fine, I'm sure you'll.."

... it's late so goodnight ualls!

Friday, September 21, 2012

I slept at around 3am this morning. 
Woke up late. Was practically rushing.
No time for make up.

But you know what, I don't feel lousy.
I put on a smile, and whole loads of self confidence!
I feel good.

No make up needed. No fancy clothes.
Just me, myself, a smile (more to a grin), and confidence of being me, Joyce! 

It reminds me of a song... 
What Makes You Beautiful by One Direction...

Although these boys are kinda "kinnasai" and Westlife wannabe type, 
but I find Liam and Zayn very nice looking.

Liam is those messy cool type, 
while Zayn are the clean cut kinda guy... 
(both in white in the video)

And I just love the video.
Love the sea and sceneries.
Love the VW combi and beetle!

One Direction - What Makes You Beautiful lyrics

[Verse 1][Liam]You're insecure,Don't know what for,You're turning heads when you walk through the door,Don't need make-up,To cover up,Being the way that you are is enough,

[Bridge][Harry]Everyone else in the room can see it,Everyone else but you,

[Chorus][All]Baby you light up my world like nobody else,The way that you flip your hair gets me overwhelmed,But when you smile at the ground it ain't hard to tell,You don't know,Oh oh,You don't know you're beautiful,If only you saw what I can see,You'll understand why I want you so desperately,Right now I'm looking at you and I can't believe,You don't know,Oh oh,You don't know you're beautiful,Oh oh,That's what makes you beautiful

[Verse 2][Zayn]So c-come on,You got it wrong,To prove I'm right,I put it in a song,I don't know why,You're being shy,And turn away when I look into your eye eye eyes,

[Bridge][Harry]Everyone else in the room can see it,Everyone else but you,

[Chorus][All][ From: ]Baby you light up my world like nobody else,The way that you flip your hair gets me overwhelmed,But when you smile at the ground it ain't hard to tell,You don't know,Oh oh,You don't know you're beautiful,If only you saw what I can see,You'll understand why I want you so desperately,Right now I'm looking at you and I can't believe,You don't know,Oh oh,You don't know you're beautiful,Oh oh,That's what makes you beautiful

Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na NaNa Na Na Na Na Na [x2]

[Middle 8][Harry]Baby you light up my world like nobody else,The way that you flip your hair gets me overwhelmed,But when you smile at the ground it ain't hard to tell,

[All]You don't know,Oh oh,You don't know you're beautiful,

[Chorus][All]Baby you light up my world like nobody else,The way that you flip your hair gets me overwhelmed,But when you smile at the ground it ain't hard to tell,You don't know,Oh oh,You don't know you're beautiful ([Harry:] Oh),If only you saw what I can see,You'll understand why I want you so desperately ([Harry:] desperately),Right now I'm looking at you and I can't believe,You don't know,Oh oh,You don't know you're beautiful,Oh oh,You don't know you're beautiful ([Harry:] beautiful) ,Oh oh,

[Harry]That's what makes you beautiful