Wednesday, February 27, 2013

High on Keropok Lekor?

I appear to be pretty hyper today. There must be something wrong with the one piece of keropok lekor I ate or the lunch I had just now. Or... It's just all the stress and pressure which I'm trying to avoid talking about because arrrhhh... the word 'busy' is BORING!!!


Anywayz, since I'm in a hyper mood, I figured it's best not to waste it and I should make full use of it to blog! Normally my blog post will turn out to be super fantastic under this type of circumstances! LOL!

I figured I did not actually blog about the company's annual dinner late last year and so here you go...
Evil queen with the poison apple, did you get that?
Jason as vampire... I don't know whether he wanted to be Robert Pattinson or Taylor Lautner... Either way, I think he is best to be a Chinese vampire instead while the evil queen has stolen Harry Porter's glasses to act geek!
Trying damn hard to not laugh... 
Gungho gang!!! 
If you haven't realise, the theme of the annual dinner was Mystical, Mythical, Magical and my whole idea was to be the evil queen with a low budget! Hence my black fishtail dress and the collar necklace are all old stuff. Only thing I spent was the cheap crown on my head... And the apple that I stupidly carried around everywhere I went... I must have looked super silly that night! :p

The Oscars has just finished and I must say I enjoyed the show! Seth MacFarlane did a great job, better than what he did in Ted that's for sure! Good voice and quite a handsome dude too! Love all the musical performances too! And didn't I get it right that Argo was going to win Best Film? Of course I'm extremely happy and proud that one of my favourite actresses Jennifer Lawrence (though I wouldn't mind if it's Jessica Chastain too, hehe) won the Best Actress Award. Check out this super cool and hilarious video of her backstage answering journalists' (sometimes stupid) questions...

I JUST LOVE HER MORE after watching the video!!!
Fashion wise, the top 3 in my personal favourite list are:
Charlize Theron in Christian Dior... Simple colour, but unique cuts and details! 
Sally Field in Valentino. No need to show flesh yet so gorgeous! 
Naomi Watts in Armani Prive. Some said it's a disaster but I think it's sophisticated, glam and  sexy. 
Conclusion is: Charlize always get it right whenever it comes to red carpet events (and I love the hair cut!!!), Sally Field proves that age is just a number when it comes to looking-good and being fashionable and Naomi Watts can be a winner even without an award. 
And sorry Anne, only this time, I cannot agree with your dress... :(
What say you guys?

I also have a lot of movie reviews which I think I should just sum them up here in conjunction with the Academy Awards. Oscar heat is still on yaw!!! = =|||
Brave (Best Animated Film winner) - Not bad but can be better in making the story even more touching, especially the ending of the movie.
Ted - Overrated. Just because a teddy bear can talk, swear 24/7 and f**k girls all the time doesn't make it any funny. Sorry Seth, you tried too hard on a poor teddy bear. Looking forward to your coming project with Charlize Theron though! :)
The Amazing Spide-Man - I am not impressed and Andrew Garfield can try playing Garfield in stead. Full Stop.
Pitch Perfect - Cliche story line, awesome songs and music arrangement and Rebel Wilson rocks!!!
The Dictator - Funny nonsense, good entertainment.
Skyfall - Not bad but this is so not the 'so-called' best bond movie! And why no focus on bond girls this time? Aren't you guys out there disappointed?
Flight - Good message from a well-done movie. But gosh, why did they have to make such a big movie to tell you to stop drinking!
Journey to the West (西游) - There were funny moments especially when the main guy started to sing the children rhyme but other than that, this is the second lousiest Stephen Chow's movie, just behind CJ7.

Okay, time to ciao! Bai~!

Friday, February 22, 2013

Delicious Dim Sum @ Grand Imperial, BSC

Deardo and I are without any doubt, a big fan of dim sum. And to me, minus the deep fried items and the rice, dim sum can be quite a good choice for people who are on a diet. *wink~*
Grand Imperial at Bangsar Shopping Centre is a new found place for dim sum which Deardo first found out when he went there with his colleagues. We have since went there for two times and I'm absolutely blown away by not only their dim sum, but also the ambiance and service. 
Our second visit was with Deardo's sister and her family, here are the dim sum items we had the other day...
Har Gao.
Siu Mai.
Deep Fried Shrimp Dumplings.
Siu Long Bao.
Char Siew Pau.
Wu Kok.
Lo Mai Gai.
Char Siew Cheong Fun.
Fried Carrot Cake.
Hong Kong Deng Zai Porridge.
Most of the dishes are up to my satisfaction level actually and I'm quite in love with their Har Gao, Siu Mai, Deep Fried Shrimp Dumplings, Lo Mai Gai and Fried Carrot Cake. They are super yummy, trust me. I mean there are a lot of Har Gao out there that I think the skins are too thick but this one is just nice! :) The prawns used are real fresh ones too! Personally, I don't think the Siu Long Bao here are good and you should just go to Dragon-i for that.
Us and the uber cute little Yue Yue! :D
The restaurant is quiet as it has a few rooms like partitions that separate a few tables to the others and I can see all their service staff are quite well-trained as well. A thumb-up from me on that. 
All dim sum plus Chinese tea for four of us cost us almost RM150, which is slightly above the average price but we were very happy with the food so no complains! In fact, I'm starting to miss that place now! :p

Grand Imperial @ Bangsar Shopping Centre

T4 & 5, 3rd Floor,
West Wing,
Bangsar Shopping Centre
Tel: 03-2283 1118

Friday, February 15, 2013

Happy Fashionable CNY 2013!!!

Due to my busy schedule before the CNY this year, I haven't got a lot of time to do a lot of shopping for new clothes. I did get some new clothes here and there but some others are just old ones that look just right for the festive season. As usual, I had Ducum to help me take some photos to showcase these CNY fashion!
Here we go~!

Day 1: The Red & Black Contrast
Some said black is the lucky colour for Rats (in Chinese horoscope) so I guess this simple yet pretty dress I got just about 3 days before I came back to Taiping was a great choice to wear on first day of CNY. What I especially like about the dress is that it is so casual that I can also wear it to work (so a very practical buy) and the fact that it is a mini fishtail dress cos the dress has a slightly longer back just made it so much more cooler! 
Dress from Pudoudou at Lala Land, Sunway Pyramid, RM79.90. Wedges from Charles & Keith sales (forgot how much was it), very diva-ish earings from Aldo Sales, RM40, very diva-ish lipstick two-hole ring from a bazaar. 

Day 2: The Cute Colours
Got this cute dress from Bugis during my trip to Singapore for XT's wedding. It was the one and only piece of outfit I got from the super busy and crowded place. It is with a light pink base, with some pieces of bright pink and turquoise cloths patched on the bottom. Love how it makes me look so young! :p

Dress from a random shop in Bugis, SGD19.90. Very old hairband from a bazaar, very old necklace from Promod, very old multi-coloured bangles. Super cool-looking two-hole ring from Diva sales, RM21 and grey heels from Forever 21, RM79.

Day 3: The Princess Look with a Vest-Kick
The cream colour dress isn't new but this was only the second I wore it. The tulle material is one of my favourites now that I'm looking at bridal stuff a lot and I totally think tulle makes a dress looks so much more cuter! I put on the vest just so to cover a little bit of my fat!
Dress from H&M, RM79. Very old vest from Sub Zero. Same hairband, necklace and wedges as above.

If you realise, I didn't dye my hair this CNY because I would be doing that later for our pre-wedding photo shoot as well as our wedding so I left it as it is for CNY!

Oh wait!
Of course the Tan sisters had their photo shoot too! In fact I think my sisters are getting more diva now! They have dyed their hairs with cool colours and bought some really nice clothes! Ducum actually does better make-up than me you know!
As though we were doing a photo shoot for an all-girl band album or something! Don't you think so??? K-pop, K-pop! LOL!
This year 4e joined in for two photos and we love how they turned out to be! Check them out!!!
4e definitely doesn't act like her age! Oh... That was certainly, definitely, 100% total compliment, 4e! :p

As the popular saying says, we save the best for the last! Even Ducum's friend told her much earlier that he will be waiting for our annual crazy family photos! Were you also waiting for our family photos???
Here you go then~! :)
Papo was out in the morning so we took some with Mamo first. She looks uber cute in the second photo!!! Ha!
The boring one.
The not-so-common one.
The super cute one. Look at Papo and Mamo!!! :D
The movie poster-inspired one. Guess which one?
Bridesmaids it is! How close were we???
By far everyone's favourite! The random one! Papo's expression is priceless! 
Well, we did LOL a lot taking those photos and I'm so thankful that once again, Papo and Mamo are sporting enough to answer to all our funny requests in posing for these photos! End up we have another set of fabulous and fun looking family photos! Yay! Huat Huat Huat Aarrrrrr!!!
So which one is your favourite, guys? 

Heading back to KL soon but hey, CNY is still considered on! So Happy Chinese New Year to all of you and may only the good things come! :D

*My previous CNY posts here

Foreign Movies Review


So... Turned out I was not as productive as I wanted myself to be in Taiping... Sigh...
Anywayz, I know it's CNY and you probably can't wait for my CNY post but I'm thinking of blogging about my long overdue movie reviews on the foreign movies I watched on board during my Russia trip first. They are mostly quite old movies but I did find jewel in them! :) CNY post... I promised hope that I can do it before I go back to KL.

Starbuck (Canadian film in French)
The movie talks about the main guy David, whom out of the need of money has donated his sperms during his teenage time and few years later the 533 children whom he has fathered came out to look for their biological dad, which freaked David out.
It is obviously a very interesting story in the first place, very crazy but pretty cool. Most parts of the movie are very hilarious especially when David was following his kids secretly to find out who they are and all that. I just wished that the movie can be a little bit more sentimental in stead of being so sad and negative sometimes. I mean, I see a lot of potential in making it a tearful movie but it just doesn't make you cry, just yet.
Patrick Huard, who plays David gave a very good performance overall, although I'm still not quite a fan because he was being so negative and reluctant in most parts of the movie.
I'm not quite sure if I would recommend you to watch this one...

The Intouchables (French)
I'm not hiding it, this is my favourite!!!
Based on a true story, The Intouchables is a movie about Philippe, an old and rich musician who is paralyzed after an accident who has been firing a lot of his personal assistant until he found Driss, a rude African who changed Philippe and his other employees life after being hired. I love the movie too much to say anything negative thing about it! I love how they present the story with such humour and in quite a casual way. It made me laungh and cry all at the same time! What I love the most is the story is about a white guy and his black personal assistant! Such non-racist movie! In fact, it's a true story you see! It's definitely a movie with probably very low budget, very simple true story but provides you with a lot of joy as you watch it! 
I totally love the chemistry between the main actors, Francois Cluzet and Omar Sy. They both gave such a solid performances too! And I think the movie has a very strong cast because even some of the small roles see very great acting in them too!
I will certainly recommend you to watch this one! WATCH THE INTOUCHABLES!!! 

A Royal Affair (Danish)
Also based on a true story, the movie is about a young queen married to an insane king, then fell in love with her physician. The story goes on to see how people found out about the affair and how they killed the physician and punished the poor queen.
Honestly, when I heard the movie is nominated for the Oscar this year, I was like SERIOUSLY??? Don't you feel the story itself is already damn boring? The movie is slow, uninteresting, and so sad!!! Like you feel so negative watching the entire movie! Yucks! I mean, sorry guys, there must be a reason the movie is nominated for the Oscar but I don't know how to appreciate this one...
I don't see any nice acting as well and I don't know is it an European and Asian's difference in taste or what, but all main actors and actress don't look good as well! I mean, aren't the queen supposed to be very pretty? And the guy she is supposed to be having an affair with should look damn hot? Sigh...
Nah... Not my cup of tea! 

Now let's hope I'll have some time to catch some latest movies soon! :)