Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Red Lipsticks

People always tell me that I look pretty in red lipstick, and thus, I often put it on.Then I realized that you are the only one who didn't compliment me when I am at the peak of my confidence. 
One day, you involuntarily told me that you hated red lipsticks. 
No wonder you never tell me that I'm pretty.
Perhaps that's why you are not in love with me , because you never see my beauty.


ps ; sudden midnight feels lol

Monday, February 23, 2015

This picture took my breath away. 


Saturday, February 21, 2015

I was never hungry during my childhood.

Another food post because I don't want my pictures to go waste. Also, this is something that I never share before. 

Actually, I only start to have western food often ever since I start to keep my weight on check. Before that, my whole life is all about chinese food - from my first meal to supper. It was really difficult for me to cut off the habits of having them ( yes, I'm very chinese in a way) . I'll need to have rice or at least, noodles at least once a day. However, I'm glad that I've successfully cut this habit off. Slowly, I don't carve for chinese or mamak anymore. Both of these are the killer in diet plans - and it took me years. 

Sometimes, I do walk down the memory lane by visiting the same old restaurants. I even bring some of my friends to the restaurants. I think it's nice to share something of your past or childhood to people around you. I like people sharing things that doesn't involve me in the past which gives them a lot of happiness. 

For me , most of them are food lol.

Ooi Noodle House

Their pork noodles is really yummy and we need to wait for at least an hour during peak hours or on weekends. I have this since I'm very young and often throw tantrum at my family for waiting. Despite how good this bowl of noodles is, I will not visit during peak time. 

Waiting for an hour is too much!

Port Village Seafood Restaurant

This place is located near Port Klang at Tanjung Harapan , which is very dodgy. However, we have google map and waze now. Since I'm little, this is my family's favourite place for seafood besides very famous Coconut Flower in Telok Gong. Compare to coconut flower, the price is a little bit more higher. 

Not to mention that the environment is better. My family watch the sun sets. It's really romantic to have Marmite Crab in your hands while looking at the sun sets. This is a different kind of romance you would want to go through, I swear. Their salted egg yolk crab and Marmite Crab is to die for. 

Restaurant Puchong Yong Tau Fu

Dry Pan Mee.

Pan Mee.

Curry Mee.

And finally, their famous yong tau foo.

Their speciality is of course, yong tau foo. You get to pick your own type and they will do it for you on the spot. They also serve super good pan mee. Personally, I like the wet one better than the dry pan mee. Curry noodles was just nice only, you can find better ones outside. 

I like their combination because it's all my favourite food together. They also have chinese ala carte dish. It's located at Bandar Puteri. 

Ah Wah Hokkien Mee , Jalan 222

This would be so good with the chilli sprinkle with a little lime. I can't believe that I didn't touch this plate of goodness for two years during my intense diet. This would be the killer of all chinese food. They have other noodles available but I'll only recommend this. Petaling Street one may be good , but we also have one in PJ lol. 

Seng Kee Restaurant

This is my childhood supper besides hokkien mee ; and this is the place we always go because it opens till 4am. It's located at the back of Petaling Street at Jalan Sultan. I only brought one of my friend here for this , because I really love this. It would be too much for two person but it has been a while since I last visit. 

It recalls back all the times where my family and I would travel down to KL just for this. I swear that my whole house is filled with nigh owls. We sleep ridiculously late and wake up even later in the noon. We will never make it for breakfast, lol. To think back, my childhood is filled with happiness because my tummy is always filled. God, I was never hungry. 

Their super famous Stir-Fried Roasted Pork Noodle ( Siew Yok Mee) which is the best thing ever . I will choose this over hokkien mee a million times. I don't really like Siew Yok because I think the fats in pork belly is disgusting ; however it is an exception for this dish because their siew yok is covered with sweet sauce and garlic. 

Look at them siew yok rolling , lol. 

My family would order the whole plate of siew yok because the amount serve on the noodles is not enough.

Claypot Lou Shu Fun ,
which I always prefer it to be a little bit more dry.

Even though they are located by the street ( literally road side), their prices do not align with their environment. They even have the menu ready. Personally, I love it because I grow up with this.

This is something about me that I never thought I'll share. This will not be said as something very personal, but definitely something that grow together with me. They are the edges of every pieces of my memory because food is very important lol. I have them from the first meal to supper. However, this is something I realize that I couldn't be doing every single day. Well, it's nice walking down the memory lane once in a while right? lol. 

This is also a part of me. 

If you're interested the address are here ;

Ooi Noodle House 
8, Jalan SS 15/4b, Ss 15, 47500 Subang Jaya, Selangor

Restoran Puchong Yong Tau Fo
No 21, Jalan Puteri 2/2 Bandar Puteri 47100, Puchong

Port Village Seafood Restaurant
LMS A 12800,Tanjung Harapan, 42000 Pelabuhan Klang (North Porth)

Ah Wah Hokkien Mee
Restoran Millennium Eighty Six
Jalan 20/22, Taman Paramount,Petaling Jaya.

Seng Kee Restaurant
52, Jalan Sultan, 50000 Kuala Lumpur (Near Swiss Inn)

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

The Grumpy Cyclist.

The Grumpy Cyclist finally reopened after their renovation. I couldn't judge the interior since it's my first time here. I've been wanting to try out this place for their brunch because it's noted as one of the best brunch offered around. This place draws a lot of attention with their bicycle theme, which is very new to the crowd. I will definitely never thought of relating coffee and food to bicycles. 

Besides offering food, they do have activities relating to bikes. The Grumpy Cyclist regularly have Thursday social night by having a group ride around TTDI and hartamas area. This is something very new too. They do bring relaxation to another context since some people prefer a cozy space with a companion of good cup of coffee , and some would love to have activities to feel more lively. 

Well, just give me coffee lol.

Loving their playlist that afternoon. 

Cappucino at RM 11 ;
which is a little too milky for my liking.

We ordered the popular choices they offered ;

The Gran Fondo at RM20 ;
which is the classic big breakfast. I would say that they were pretty generous with the portion. However, I do not like how the mushroom is handled. All the stars goes to the honey bacons. I swear that , it's one of the best bacons I've tasted in my life. It's smeared with honey when it's pan fried and the crispy texture just hit on point. 

I was so tempted to add on of their honey bacons which is only at RM5 - however, I need to keep my diet on check. Don't hesitate to add on if you can afford it. Noone will have too much of bacons - what more with good bacons. 

Oliver James at RM15 ;
which looks little but filling. It's scrambled eggs with pancakes and toast ; of course not forgetting their yummy bacons. I'd prefer this over the Gran Fondo because the portion is just right. Big breakfast is always too much for me. 

All eyes on the bacons.

No doubt that this is BAE - Bacons and Eggs. 

Melted Marshmallow on Chocolate Moist Cake at RM 13 ;
for dessert. 

I definitely have a good start of the day here. However, it is really crowded during peak times so I'll suggest you to go a little later than usual time. My brunch time is too close to tea time , so it will make no difference for me to find a table lol. 

The comfortable dim lights and music played during that noon was good - it's all definitely my playlist. So, I'll give another point to that. I hate how some cafes play noisy music. It's difficult to find cafe that play jazz and R&B all the time. 

The Grumpy Cyclist opens till 11pm. I love how cafes in TTDI always work till late at night because often, they closes at 7-8pm. 

Sunday, February 15, 2015

No Valentino, but Valentine.

In your memory, I'm always annoyed, angry and confused. In your thoughts, you'd think you always make mistakes and filled with flaws. In your actions, I see you clumsily trying to protect yourself by making the mistakes you will definitely regret in no time. You are lucky that I am not a hopeless romantic. I have a little bit of rationalism plant into my thoughts to love because being reckless would mean to lose you - and that, would be the darkest nightmare in my dreams. 

I hope you know that your flaws are not flaws to me and you too, stop counting mine. People make mistakes. I make mistakes when it comes to emotions and feelings. I've promised that I'll never let this control me again, but with you, it never happens. You made me cross my own boundaries, and I broke all my rules for you. I always wished there is another person to see what I am experiencing with you. I appreciate now, more than just forever. 

Sometimes, it's difficult to find words to tell you how much you mean to me. A lot of times, I don't say anything at all. But I hope someday, you'll understand, meeting someone like you that makes me feel like this is what I have always been dreaming of. 

Happy Valentine's Day.

Sunday, February 8, 2015


 I no longer wish to be loved childishly. I want to be loved with the strength and charm of maturity. I don't want to be smothered by the fear of jealousy and insecurities. I don't want a relationship based solely upon shutting the world out and locking each other in. I want to be somewhere where I can breathe. Where, even in the midst of a million people with a million heartbeats surrounding me, I can still know the sound or even play the tune, or nod my head to the rhythm of the one I call "home."

I want to call you home. 

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Leornado's Dining Room & Wine Loft

I've finally visited Leonardo's !

This time, bookings were made 10days before the date we visited. We love to have dinner together on Fridays , not to mention with a bottle of wine for us to share. 

Leornado's is located at Jalan Bangkung, on the second and third floor in Bangsar. This place is pretty hidden in Bangsar since it's located inbetween the housing areas. 

Leornado's is famous for their pork dishes - they serve western style pork dishes to fusion version of bak kut teh and hokkien mee. They actually serve what they think is good , so they don't fall under any food  genre. Not to mention, their environment is romantic enough for couples to dine in, and comfortable enough for groups to have celebrations or gathering.  

Creamy Wild Mushroom Cappuccino at RM20

The soup is serve in a large cup. The top of the soup is covered with thick creamy mushroom layer and the next layer is a little more watery. There is no cappuccino - well, I did not taste any. However, the whole texture does reminds me of the texture of how I sip on a cup of cappuccino. I decided to use the spoon instead because I don't want to burn my tongue. 

I'll recommend this if you love soup as your starter. 

Leo's Famous Pork Knuckle Platter at RM88

This picture is not doing any justice because it taste hundred times better than how this photo turns out. Their platter is for sharing of 3-4 people as starter. Their meat is pinkish-red which I first thought that, it's not fully cooked and obviously I thought wrongly. Their skin is crispy and I am so glad that, this platter did not cheat my feelings. The other places often give a very big bone and minimal serving of meat. This platter comes with some roasted potatoes ( and no one could say no to potatoes).


They have three types of sauce to go with their pork goodness platter - and I love the middle one the most which is marmalade sauce. 

Barbequed Pork Ribs in Mesquite BBQ flavour at RM59 

There are also another two flavours available which is Spicy Cola and Sweet Guinness , which we do not have the bravery to try it out yet. So we played safe by ordering Mesquite BBQ. This dish was just fine to me , because I believe that the other two smacking flavour would do more justice. 

Fettuccine Squid Ink at RM40

I swear that this pasta dish is one of the best squid ink dishes I've ever tasted. Look at the size of the scallops served on the pasta ; it was literally humongous. However, the prawn wasn't so fresh. I like how the squid ink is not dense and does not have a lot of gravy. I like my pasta dish a little bit more drier. Try this pasta dish out!

Mamma Mia at RM35

Their thin pizza is one of the highly recommended dish to order. I love how the cheese melt completely on top of the perfect crispy crust. Jamon Serrano , Mozarella and rocket is a good choice. This is their best selling pizza - and definitely something different from the others. 


And we open a bottle of white wine instead of red ; and had a wonderful night. It was a pity that there are a few birthday celebrations that night. It was a little bit noisy, however nothing was bad. I wish that the staff are more attentive and patient ; the huge crowd is not a reason for them to lower down their good service as mentioned online. However, the food was really good with affordable price.

and some picture of us ;

till then


Sunday, February 1, 2015

My idea of Romance.

Since I'm very little, my idea of romance is how like it is portrays in movies. The guy will often compliment you, telling you how beautiful you are even when you look like a mess , buy you roses and diamond rings and often, make you feel like you deserves more than just best in the world. 

The movie version of romance used to be enticing, and sometimes still is - that's why, I watch romance movie once in a while. The two hours filled me up with emotions and imaginations. But once it's over, I clearly understand that those are just a storyline created by people to fulfil the fantasy and emptiness in-between the gaps for single people or couples who doesn't have enough . That is why people watch them. 

Movies are escapes from real life. And guys often think that girls actually want the love portray in movies; that is only partially true because we all have to understand that there is something that is illogical to be done in real life. Instead of being in a 120 minutes perfect romantic storyline made out of fantasies and illusions, I'd rather to have something more real to feel and last more than just 120 minutes which nobody will ever know. 

Romance is an essential between two person, but it doesn't necessarily need to be done financially and stepping out of the comfort zone which brings unnecessarily inconvenience. Sometimes, they could be done spontaneously , daily and effortlessly as long as two individuals are participating in it. 

What is romance to me?

1. I am pretty sure that this gesture is a killer for most girls and those who doesn't like this will be the ones that haven't wash their hair yet, lolol. I enjoy the feeling of how my stomach twist into a knot whenever someone brush my hair to the back of my ear, and then look into my eyes again. And there's where I stop talking and realize how good looking he is. 

This gesture is effortlessly romantic.

2. Watching late night movie on the couch together in our most comfortable state until we fall asleep on the couch. I used to think having a date by going to the cinema should be on my tick-box list of romance. Now, I appreciate being comfortable and just two of us alone. 

just by thinking of it makes me smile. 

3. I really want to be the first on his mind once he's awake, but I also acknowledge that everyone have their own life to go through and I think there are more things which is more important than me at one point. I don't need someone to think of me before the day starts, I just need someone to remembers me after the day ends. Because, I want to be the one he fall back to after a tiring day. 

It doesn't need to be a call, just text me goodnight to remind me that you've thought of me today. 

4. Guys driving with one hand is attractive ; and it would be better if the other is holding my hand. Perhaps we could sing along to the song playing on the radio , or you could tell me about something you think that is worth sharing or maybe I'll do that, or we could just enjoy the whole ride quietly till we reach where we are supposed to head. 

5. Often, girls are the ones who get enthusiastic when it comes to travelling with their partners. I do not need him to do all the job ; but I would love that he take participation into things that I asked him about and to know what he want to do. I want him to be involved and look forward to spend time together somewhere else foreign and create memories together. The planning process is going to be tiring, but we know that the trip is going to go very very well. 

6. When you buy me coffee without me asking, I'll instantly fall deeper for you. I don't need exactly starbucks - I just need a cup of coffee. Because without a cup of coffee, I will be procaffienating the whole day.

 I am addicted to caffeine but once you buy me a cup of coffee in order to ease my addiction, my addiction will then immediately reverts to you. 

7. It's so romantic to have pointless conversation that goes no where. Not every conversation has to be meaningful, it just need to be a two-way communication. Talking about everything doesn't need to come up with any conclusion from the talk.

We just need to know that despite not having any particular topic , we are still there for each other. All this pointless 'everything' means more than alot to me , as long as our feelings are mutual.

8. Just like how John Green described in Looking for Alaska , ' Not fuck, like in those movies. Not even have sex. Just sleep together in the most innocent sense of phase.'

Nothing is more romantic than falling asleep together ; because we know that tomorrow, we will be seeing each other once our eyes are open. And this is the sense of security and belonging. 

9. Surprises doesn't need to be costly. He just need to listen to what I say, and do it quietly behind my back. I told him the night before that I would like to have pizza but I'm on diet, so tomorrow night we will have pizza and then he will still tell me that I am fine after gobbling down half of it. Leave a note for me out of no where. Buy me one rose when the little boy ask if he wants to. Call me and ask me to get ready in 15 minutes out of no where because we are going out.

Keep it simple and in between us. 

10. Out of everything , this would be the most difficult phase to head to. Often, girls will be fragile and guys will need to be a little more dominant to give the sense of security. This is essentially, or at least in public. It makes me feel more than just romance when a guy open up to me and to tell me things that he don't usually tell other people. Perhaps they would feel that their feelings are dreams are meant to be kept and only listen to yours. However, things are supposed to be reciprocated to keep this going. 

He may be talking about something very little like how he likes to have his drinks serve with little ice all the time, and how tight the pants is making him unable to breathe. These things may seem little and nonsensical. Or even, he could tell me about his emotions and things he thought he will never want to tell anyone else.

Whatever he is saying, he is opening up to me - and I'll listen. I'll listen quietly about what he have to say, and realized how perfectly flaw he is and I'm not the only one feeling this way. This is where I would fall for him deeper - even with his flaws and still think that he is amazing.

The idea of my romance is not dramatic or interesting enough for other people to be jealous of , and not that kind of love story that people want to watch on screen. But it is good enough for me.

Love at first sight is always nonsense to me because love needs to be developed over time , over series of little things that is never be seen as important. Over conversations and more time spent together, you find out each other's genuine flaws and just fall in love before you realized it. 

Then it leads to the hardest part of falling in love which will lead to another constant fear of losing each other. When feelings take control, people often lose their own logics and cross their self-boundaries without knowing. It's scary to lose someone whom you are deeply in love with. But I will always choose the possibility of pain despite everything goes in a whole straight line and monotonous , even if it leads to separation. I think it's all worth the pain because whatever he , whom in future, would make me feel around him will be greater than how much of pain he will bring me. 

I want romance from real life, and I want all to be real, genuine and extremely ordinary. Because this is real and everyday I would wake up without feeling lost. There is no need to be perfect, only worthy. 

As long as you are still in love with another, lying on the bed and staring at the ceiling together without talking is already freaking romantic. One day,  we will find a person whom we want simple romance from.

And I hope that you have already found them to spend your Valentine's with.