Tuesday, August 25, 2015

I work hard to not stay the same.

As much as I tell myself to put my own thoughts and decisions in front of anything else, I do eat my words up and get indecisive most of the time. I also tell myself that words will only be words unless actions are involved. We all know that action speaks louder than words. This is a fact. However, words seem to play a bigger role than that. The funny thing is, we often allow words from other people affect us. We just cannot be ignorant about comments regarding to ourselves , even if it is from someone that don't matter.

People say that I am lucky. And to be honest, I am blessed with all I have right now. My life isn't exactly perfect but I am contented. Everyone has their own worries as problems. My worries might be irrelevant to you and your problems might sound stupid to me. It depends on our own perspective. Just because you think it is ridiculous doesn't mean it is not important to the other party. 

I can never explain myself to everyone whom has wrong thoughts about me. I know that I don't owe anyone explanations of my decisions. I also do not need opinions unless I ask for it. I have no more time to waste. I work pretty hard - and I do not show it. I work hard for most of the things I have. My family make sure that I know that nothing is free. 

I think I work hard enough to deserve it. I work hard to not stay the same. 

Life is already difficult. Let's spread more good vibes and be positive. 

peace out.

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Huckleberry Food and Fare.

I've finally came across a worthy brunch place to share after so long. I will definitely head out for brunch during the weekends - and often, I do it on Sunday. Well, Sundays will always be the day where you lay back and relax.

I've visited Huckleberry Food and Fare located at Plaza Damansara - which is a new area for me because I had never been to that area. I just find out that there are also good restaurants around which I yet to try. 
 This place is so yummy that I went back twice.

They are famous for their handmade breads. There are alot of people dropping by the cafe just to buy breads.

that's for my snapchat - you can follow me at limcarmenxo . 

But, my life is pretty boring. #stillshamelesspromoting

They are all white on the outside and have little details with their interior. I love how everything is minimal in colour - using the basic tones like black, white and grey. It makes me comfortable compare to striking colours which are eye-catching. 
Their playlist didn't really matter me because it was very busy so I could hear everyone talking. Definitely not a place for you to sit down and listen to good music while sipping on coffee - however, their food was really goooood!

Mocha at RM10.90

It was good because it's thick enough! Not to mention that, they make their drinks extra hot.

Long Black at RM6.90

featuring with my shameless #atod for instagram purpose.

Since they are famous for their pastries , I ordered one of their classics to share -

Sticky Bread at RM6.90

Definitely a huge portion. I love how the nuts and caramel melted on top of the thick toast. The middle part is soft and the sides are crunchy. It's not too sweet at the same time, which was good. It is very filling. 

This might be one of your first choice - I really love it.

As I've mentioned, they are famous for their artisan breads. Therefore, most of the items on their menu relates to toasts/breads etc. They do offer pastas and granolas . However, I will play on the safe side and just try their classics. 

Salt Beef Sandwich at RM32.90

Probably one of the most expensive choice on the menu. However, the portion that comes with the price are so worthy. You have a choice of choosing rye caraway bread or normal bread. Well, we settled for a normal bread because we don't want the attention to stray away from the beef. The perfectly brined beef brisket was thick and hearty in portion which you can see with english mustard and pickles. I love this dish a lot. 

I'm not kidding. The portion is big. 

Chillie Cheese Toast at RM13.90

In-trend open sandwich topped with sambal relish with a perfect fried egg. I cannot explain how good it taste because at one point, I felt that it tasted a little weird. This is a fusion of my favourite sambal on a piece of toast. I would recommend it if you want to try something different. 
I would actually order this the next time I go back. 

Banana French Toast at RM24.90

The waiter told me that this is one of their proudest creation. Custard-dipped Brioche ( I love my toast to be prepared this way) which is sweet and superbly moist, topped with organic honey and toasted walnuts with banana. I prefer them to serve it this way, rather that caramelized the banana. 

This is a sharing portion. Also, you can have this for dessert if you come in a group more than three. 

My choice of main.

All eyes on chillie toast!

And of course, 
more food!

I wouldn't stop just like that! 

Spinach Sandwich at RM 18.90

Homemade rye bread with spinach and cheese inbetween. Thumbs up if you are a vegan. 

Egg Benedicts at RM 19

Typical brunch item - with salmon, egg and hollandaise sauce. You have choices of bread to be served as your base which is Multigrain Bread & Miche Sourdough . I chose Miche Sourdough because I want my bread to be crunchy. If you like your bread softer, you can go with Multigrain or their Milk (basic ) bread. 
However, I believe that you can find better Eggs Benedict somewhere else.

I give extra credits on the Omega3 egg which is on point.

I believe that this will rated as one of the best brunch in town. 

And let me end this post with my as usual b/w ootd -
because I don't want it to be just all about the food lol.


Sunday, August 16, 2015

The sunshine in my rainy days.


This is probably one of the rare decent selfie I have. Decent, as in having lighter and minimal make up. Decent as in, no thick eyeliner and dark lipsticks. 

I have a three months long break ever since May. Everytime I have a long break, I will definitely look for something to do. Besides going to the gym which I am always reluctant to, I will look for a part-time job. My family did not force me or want me to work. I always choose to work to feel more productive. I know how it feels like to wake up to nothing. I despite that emptiness wrapping around me, making me feel useless.

So I went for job hunting and decided to do something which I never thought - and probably none of you could imagine.

I worked as a kindergarten teacher.

Yes, you may read that sentence again. 

Recently, I quit because I have a lot of more things to deal with. And there goes my beautiful two months in Cahaya MataKu , a small kindergarten located at USJ20 . 



I first went into the three year old playgroup with the amount of 7 people and came out with 12. I didn't handle them myself alone. I always have someone to help me out which I am blessed. However, it does not affect my enthusiasm towards them.

I am never a morning person, however these babies manage to be the reason of me waking up at 630am every morning. They make me look forward to everyday , to see them. Sometimes, I miss them during the weekends. 

I never understand why some people despite kids. All of them are angels. Perhaps I was lucky enough to get all angels. Or maybe, the three year old does not know how to rebel yet. They are adorable. They are cute. They are so lovable. 


She needed me to help her with her bag. 



Sometimes, they do get out of hand.


And, gets so active that it makes me speechless.


Most of them play with my hair all the them.
( I swear I'll turn bald soon.)


They really do pull and play with my hair. I have free saloon session at times, lol. 
Instead of them being my dolls, I am THEIR doll. 


Sometimes, they make me lunch - with their toys.

Oh well, at least it's prettily presented to me! Credits for the creativity.


They do bring me lunch boxes.

One of my japanese baby asked her parents to make me cute bento boxes like this!
My heart melted. It made me sway.


They are even Hello Kitty cupcakes for everyone!

And I realize that my drawing sucks ;




And a 5 year old.

I am a freaking 21 and a 5 year old draws better than me TT #failx100000


And I got a flower on teacher's day ! 

I never thought that I will be celebrating teachers day in this role, in my life.


Appreciation card with my name on it!



I asked them to look at me, and here we go..

Ignore my bareface. I have never been so proud in a picture like this.


Meet Kamiko, the youngest ,


Yes, I taught her how to smirk. 


I taught them a lot of expressions , which you will never understand. 

It was all on my snapchat.


I taught them about expressing love - to show and to give it all the them.

Alright, I was being selfish and make them fulfil my empty cans of love. 


I taught them how to dance, and pose for pictures like that! haha.


I taught them how to brush my hair when they are playing with my hair, lol.



Well, she succeeded in winking in the end. 



This is Kamiko baby. I can never let her go. She is so cute!


Overly attach to me. 

Look at her innocent smile :( ( GOSH, I MISS THEM)

Two months passed really quick. 
During my last week, I feel so dreadful to go home every single day. I can't believe I am leaving them for good after being so attached to them. Instead of them being overly attached to me, I am mentally depending on them. They are the reason of me holding on, breaking through my bad habits. 

I can't seem to let them go , until now. I miss their everything, even throwing tantrums at me at times. 

They are so beautiful. 

And there is nothing much I can do for them to show how much I appreciate them.

So I pack their favourites into packets to give it to them, making them think that is a party pack. 



A mess for them.


And after an hour of packing, here is the outcome. 

I tie ribbons on it to make it look like a present. They love untying bows. 

And finally, the last day.


And I told them that, I am not coming anymore. This will be the last time I see them. They do look disappointed and throw me huge amount of WHYs .. until the see the pretty party packs, they don't want me anymore.

They chose party packs over me TT

But they are just three year old. They can never lie. Everything they do is from their heart. And I always miss the innocence I see in them. As we grow up, it fades away.



He will grow up to be a heartbreaker. 
Already looking so good since young. 


They are still playing with my hair on the last day. 

Well, it was the last :(



Everytime I look down , this is the scene. 

Can you see the sparkle of innocence in their eyes. 

I cried so badly during the last day. They looked at me , not understanding why. They ask me why I am sad. They also ask me why I cry. And I had to tell them that, I am not coming back anymore. I explained to them and it makes me feel so horrible. I've never so much emotions in one day.

I know that saying goodbye is never easy, but I never thought that it would be so difficult.

I've work before - but this time it's different. 

This time, I am emotionally attached to them. Gosh, they are such angels.


They will forget me in a month time, but I will never forget them.

The memories they gave me are beyond precious. I don't think I can ever get them anywhere else. It was not just an experience, it was a beautiful memory. 

And all I can do now is to wish that they will grow up healthily and happy. I hope that they will always love and hope for each other, just like how I taught them.

teacher Carmen.