|The pillars I saw at the entrance|
|Some creatures I saw at the walls|
|The pillars I saw at the entrance|
|Some creatures I saw at the walls|
|Miniature version at breakfast buffet|
|The Trojan Horse comes to life~|
|Walking along the path to the palace|
|German or Kaiser-Wilhelm fountain|
My roommates made it to Timothy Tiah's blog. Lol. Congrats Suz M and BB. Too bad I wasn't able to join them as I had exams the next day. T.T. *The link that made them famous*Click~!
|Overview of our journey from Istanbul to Ankara via tour bus|
My birthday is on 22nd November. As I am typing this, there is approximately 45mins until I officially turned 23 years old. This year’s bday also marks the final time I will be able to celebrate my bday with my uni mates as we would all be graduating next year. So this year’s bday is slightly bittersweet as I would miss all my UKM friends dearly.
I actually had a not-so-good day on Monday, no thanks to my lacklustre performance in VIVA. But I am glad that there were friends who comforted and consoled me. Thanks peeps~! After VIVA, those bitter memories seemed to disappear as I was truly having fun with so much activities planned out that week =) I also want to take this opportunity to thank all 7 dwarfs / princesses plus my 2 lovely roommates - Suz M + Beng Beng, and also my housemate, Ngiik Ling for chipping in to share my bday present. I love it so much. Hehe ;)
Finally my VIVA is done. Now the corrections need to be done. After sending it for hard-binding, it will be over (hopefully). Anyway, I have been meaning to post about this quaint bakery I went some time ago but I was too busy with my research project. Also, I have decided to finally limit each post to about 13 – 15 photos from now onwards. I will post all photos on my facebook instead.
Levain is located in Imbi, KL. It is one of those huge bungalows-turned-restaurants that are abundant in that area.
You won’t miss it due to its cute architecture. Looks like those winter cottages. But in case you do, it is next to Fukuya Japanese Restaurant.
The outside exterior exudes an European cafe feel, no? | Levain has two floors so it can accommodate quite a number of customers at one time, which is good, considering the fact that day I decided to visit Levain was a public holiday and boy, it was seriously people mountain, people sea that day.
I went with my Mom and aunt, because we were all small-eaters. Nothing like bread and soup for a light lunch.
There were a variety of breads, muffins, sandwiches, and pastries to choose from. Due to high demand from overload of customers that day, some trays were empty (sadly).
This is just one of the dishes we had. I personally like the egg-ham bread (not shown in pic) and the pumpkin cream soup is also not bad.
At the entrance, you will notice 2 glass cabinets filled with antique coffee-making equipments. Love~!. Kinda looks like a museum, no? I always love vintage and nostalgia. I think it was a really wonderful “exhibition”. Lol.
Another thing I love about Levain (besides food, interior and exterior design and the antiques) is the array of paintings decorated all over the place. I simply love the art displayed here because they oil-based paintings of beautiful sceneries. These two were my favourites – one of French cafes and one of all kinds of sinfully delicious carbs. LOL;D
This painting was my favourite, and still is =)
“You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look FEAR in the eye. Do the thing you think you cannot do.” – Eleanor Roosevelt
Ola! It’s been a while since I have blog a proper post. For anyone who still bothers reading my blog, I bet you are bored of all my short posts already. Sorry, study life has been really overwhelming lately. What with the ongoing thesis work, now comes the clinical attachments that take so much of my time, energy and sleep. Now that I am having a mid-sem break (a short one at that), I thought I will indulge a little and blog about stuff that has been going on lately. There has been a lot happening. For those who add me on facebook will most probably seen photos but in my blog, you will just get a summary. Haha.
----------------------sang yat fai lok------------------
Last weekend, I went to a BF gathering in celebration of Valerie’s 23rd Birthday. It has not been that long since I last saw the BF gang, considering I went to Benjamin’s birthday just last month. But I was so happy to see Jino, Yin Ching and Si Toh who did not make it to Ben’s 23rd. Yin Ching is still as chatty as ever and I am so proud of her for coming tops as best student in her major in UM. Also, equally happy to see is Jino who never fails to crack me up, even from the moment he stepped into Valerie’s house. Now if only I can meet Wai Yin and Suzanne, both of my close buds who did not attend both birthdays. Where in the world are you guys? LOL~
- All photos courtesy of Valerie, the birthday girl. Too bad the group pic is missing Jino & Ben who came a little late. Miss you guys all a lot -
----------as our lives change, we still remember-------
Just the day before, I went to Leisure Mall to meet up with some old primary schoolmates. Yes, it has been that long. I met Steph and Jag not too long ago, in another reunion so I was especially ecstatic to meet Arnidcha and Raveena. I was especially envious hearing Ravee got to go Oman for her industrial training, all expenses paid for by her uni, USM. Wth? That is so cool okay? Jagdeesh also gave us some Russian pistachios chocolate to try. At first we were doubtful as the only person who could read the label is the person who is giving it to us. Lol. But the verdict? Sweet and yummy~
- All photos courtesy of Stephanie’s camera. There are more but since I look like crap that night, I decided not to post them. Lol. Cannot blame me. The night before I had a late-nighter preparing for my clinical case presentation and then stuck for more than 2 hours on the journey from HUKM to Setapak, stuck for yet another hour from Setapak to Leisure Mall, circled the parking lot for umpteenth of times before finally meeting the girls. So yes, I was kinda late when I arrived but hey, better late than never? -
The month of August also marks an important date – My mom’s birthday. This year, my aunt decided to treat my mom Japanese for her birthday. As usual, I tagged along. Nyehehehe. The destination is Ikkyu at Faber Towers, somewhere on the way from Mid Valley to Cheras. The food is plenty and pretty cheap for Japanese but it was okay, not really fantastic. Maybe it’s because I have had better Japanese food before. But overall, it was delicious enough for me to finish my dish.
-----------Vivir Para Comer-----------------
As for me, I treated Mom to La Bodega. This is our 2nd time there. With my mom, she is not really adventurous to try new places unless her friends or colleagues bring her there first. The food is still great, although not as great as the first time. We actually ordered two different tapas and I actually love both of them so much. My mouth is watering now, like literally, looking at these pics. Of course, we had to have the Lamb Chuletas as well. They were delicious:)
- Both the tapas that we ordered. I think the 2nd one is more sinfully delicious. I swear, if I keep eating food like this, my arteries will be clogged in no time. Sigh. There are more pics on my facebook. -
-------------------La Dolce Vita---------
After meeting up with Form 6 friends and primary schoolmates, I also find myself going out often with my uni friends. It doesn’t help that the girl living with me likes going out so much and another friend who is a movie addict. No wonder I am always broke by the end of the week :( Together with either or both of them, I have watched many movies – Love in Disguise, Repo Men and Tekken. And also tried many wonderful food in Pavilion.
- We had lunch at Athena’s , a Greek restaurant. The food is good, love the fish. Lol. And then a friend treated us to heavenly cheese cupcakes at The Loaf, under my recommendation. Nyehehehe. -
- We had dinner at Michelangelo’s, an Italian restaurant (no, not on the same day). My pasta was surprisingly good, albeit a little spicy but I was a little disappointed in the drinks. Wished I wasn’t so broke, would love to have ordered the fish dish, sounds yummy. And of course, who can forget the ultimate indulgence, Shimino’s wraps. I totally love my ice-cream wrap. I can eat it whole day. -
It is difficult to find time to go out with my roommates lately because of our busy and conflicting schedules but after rescheduling so many times, we finally found the time to visit MOFEW 2010 at Mid Valley. I was especially excited because it was my first time going to an online bazaar after reading it again and again in blogs. Of course, even much happier is I managed to copped some cool items at the bazaar. Really happy I went and I wished I can go again. If only, their venues are not always so far away :(
- After spending hours shopping, we had lunch at a Korean restaurant, Kyung Joo. It has been so long since I last had Korean and I love it~! The meat were so tender and juicy, the ddokbugi was orgasmic, and you can see from the pic above, my mouth was full almost the whole time. Yeah, I have a thing for Korean food. Why was I not born there? Lol. -
Yesterday, I went to this quaint pattiserie in Imbi after reading it from Kim In Pink’s blog. No, I dunno her but I sometimes follow her blog because her photos are nice and her fashion style is cool :) I have been mesmerised ever since I saw the photos in her blog and I have been pestering my friends ever since, telling them about this place. Finally, my Mom agreed to bring me there. Anyway, the place is too awesome to be blogged about here. I will save it for my next post since I took so many photos of the place. Here is a little preview, in case my next post is another decade away.
-----------------my two cents---------------
Right, so after blogging about my updates, here is me blogging about my thoughts. After staying at home for 3 days lazying around and being up to no good, it is paramount I start doing serious work but not before I blog about this. I got inspired after reading someone else’s post but here it is, my secret thoughts when it comes to love and relationships:
- I secretly believe that love never lasts.
- For a relationship to lasts, I secretly think you need be with someone you truly like, no matter how long it takes for him to appear.
- I secretly fancy guys who have pierced ears. Not too many until he looks freakish. But when I see a guy who is not that good-looking but has pierced ears, I stop to give him another glance.
- I secretly loathes guys who dressed like small kids.
- I secretly thinks guys look their best when dressed in formal wear. Not drabby formal, but nice ones. I think it makes them look more handsome than before :)
- No matter if the guy is not good-looking or has a poor attitude, if he is a gentleman, he totally have my votes. I mean, really, we all sometimes wish chivalry is not dead right?
- I secretly think being a spinster is alright, as long as society can just freaking leave you alone.
- I think if a guy makes me laugh, it can help lose the any awkwardness between us.
There. Here is my list of thoughts. Just wanna share it :) Toodles…good night world…