(Cont.) Melaka

I should have written this post way back in April but because of grandma’s admission to hospital on the day I left for Melaka, this has been delayed till now as I had to spend the last moments with her and dealing with her leaving was the most traumatizing moment of my life and till now, I am still unable to handle the loss of her presence from my life.

Now, I shall turn back time a little, to relive to happy moments back in April and to liven this wordpress a little from all those emotional posts that I have been posting lately.

ImageImageUpon arriving in Melaka by WTS coach at around noon, the coach dropped us at the entrance of our Mahkota Hotel Melaka and we decided to try our luck by checking in despite the checking in time was 2pm. To our dismay, our room was yet to be ready and that the previous guest have yet to check out. It was quite disappointing to hear that as Mahkota Hotel Melaka has 400rooms and after we checked in later in the day, we discovered that day’s occupancy was quite low as our block only had 3-4 roooms occupied. Thus, we couldn’t figure out why they couldn’t assign another room for us. Nonetheless, I managed to head down to the shopping malls to fill our stomach and dragged Siru to my favourite Baskin Robbins (the must-have ice-cream when I’m in Malaysia)!

Around 5pm and after a good rest at the hotel room, we headed out to Jonker Street for my favourite Durian Chendol that I have been craving for! (Cravings checked!)

ImageImageImageAfter satisfying my cravings, Siru and I continued to proceed to venture around Jonker Street and I realized that Jonker Street had shrunk in size from my 2 years ago visit. The auntie that sell yummy kueh bahulu was no longer there anymore. Plus, the items that were sold there were barely updated which was quite disappointing.

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This is my dinner from Hong Kong Kim Gary restaurant that was an unplanned meal as we were looking around for the famous satay celup restaurant but failed after combing countless streets in Melaka by foot. (You could totally imagine how exhausting it was!)

ImageImageImageNext day: Breakfast in the hotel was pretty decent with the usual fare like chicken halal sausage, poached egg toast, congee, steamed dimsum and juices, coffee/tea.

After breakfast, I decided to head down to the pool as the hotel had two mega big pools, it would be such a waste if I actually gave it a miss! Since Siru forgot to bring her swimwear, I had to head down to the pool alone. However, the downside of the pool was that the pool visitors were constantly giving me the stare for wearing a rather provocative swimwear although I was in a bandeau bikini top and boardshorts. As I was in Malaysia, I was probably expected to wear more covered swimwear… as a result, I didn’t stayed in the pool for long.

ImageImageImageImageImageImage(Pardon me for the unglam face as I didn’t really had a good sleep in our room, I will show you the video I took of our room later on and hopefully, you will get it.)

ImageThe super failed ootd: featuring a floral tee, shorts and sandals from Rubi, the reason why I wore that casual and badly fashioned because I was in Malaysia and the idea was to, blend in!

ImageThis was my lunch, at a nearby eatery.

ImageΒ Starbucks Matcha before we headed for last minute of shopping and then boarding of our coach back to Singapore.

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That’s our coach! With all the overly anxious passengers that they might not be able to board the coach!

Here’s the room tour of our room as promise!

I didn’t really like the deco of the room as it was really old and felt kind of creepy.

But overall, I did enjoy the trip with my food cravings satisfied (except for satay celup) and travelling have always been good with Siru as my companion!

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The Best of Times!

*Drumrolls*

Yes! I finally had a meetup with my bff! She’s Siru! The ultimate and officially bff that I have! She’s not the best bff that you would expect, but I guess we kind of are able to “click” and hit off well in a way despite the lack of closeness due to us pursuing different routes of education. Of course, she likes fashion stuffs which I really do and we do have some common topics on and off which I can’t share with you here. Hehehehe!Β 

ImageI got myself dressed in my new dress from MDScollections! I really love the back of the dress which I couldn’t show you without the help of someone taking photo for me! But still, it does features a nice white crochet top part and the bottom is chiffon and pastel pink! So pretty!

And, I wore my ankle strap nude flats that I bought from Vern’s in Malaysia! It’s a really light-coloured and pastel-looking day with this girly vibe! Feels good to be young! πŸ˜‰

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So, we decided to settle our lunch at this small corner in AMK HUB called Hong Kong Sheng Kee Dessert.Β It’s a really small place but rather nice place to chill out and meet your friends!

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So here’s the promotion menu! And I ordered one wanton noodle soup and added on a Pomelo Sago and a supposedly carrot cake (Siru ordered wrongly and turns out to be a yam cake. YUCK! I really hate yam cake!)

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Here’s the wanton noodle soup! You could opt for dry or soup!

And here’s my verdict: It’s nothing really fanciful or amazing and neither do I feel “wow” about eating it. It’s really light and rather bland and nothing special, for the price of $6.50, I guess it wasn’t really worth it for that bowl of noodles. (THUMBS DOWN!)

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Here’s the add-on $1.50 of Pomelo Sago and yam cake!

My verdict?

Well, appearance-wise, it sure looks good but the taste was terrible. I’m not a really a yam cake person so not comments about it.

But the Pomelo Sago was BLEAH!Β It was really watery and bland with barely much mango smell and taste and the Pomelo? It was more of bitter than fragrance! And Sago? There was none! I guess you would say that I’m really very fickle with food, but dessert wise, like mango sago related stuffs, I’m extremely picky about it because my grandpa owns a dessert shop and he taught me what’s kind of mango sago or dessert is best and how to taste and identify them.

So, a bowl of Pomelo Sago at this shop? Save your money for a $1.50 Ice-cream sundae at Macs!

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So, after our meal we went to Bugis Street because I wanted to get a bag and some clothes and she accompanied me so!

Well, I ended up buying a laser cut clutch in black and not a handbag and I bought this black bandage skirt to pair with the coral top I got from MDScollections! Now, I have the perfect outfit!

I’m a happy girl! Best of all, the bandage skirt fits me well and was really versatile with any tops! Wahooo!!! I could buy more bandage skirt in future!

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Oh! Did I mentioned that I got my very first LBD?

Ok, little black dress Β (LBD) is a must-have in every girl’s wardrobe because it’s so versatile! AND…I finally got ONEEE!

(Ok, I took these photos after reaching home and trying on those loots hoping they would fit because shopping at Bugis Street doesn’t allows you to try the clothes as they are sold cheap.)

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And ending off the day with a photo of Siru and me!!!

I didn’t put a single drop or specks of makeup on my face! BUT!!!

Because I feel like myself, make-up-less and most importantly comfortable with her, for she doesn’t looks down on me nor find me ugly with so many eczema scars and freckles on my face (due to SUNTAN! Grrr~) and that matter a lot to me! I can feel confident and at ease with her without worrying about looking ugly at all time!

I really love this bff so much! She’s so nice :))

On A Road Trip

It’s the holidays, so I was staying in malaysia and I’ve decided to follow my aunt on their company retreat to A’Famosa and as well as a day trip to Melaka and Muar!

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Look at the gorgeous clouds that can be seen from the highway!

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On the roadtrip on a Proton car!

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Nice greenery right?

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Β A round-about!

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A water feature greeting us at the A’Famosa resort!

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Condo D’Savoy! Where we are staying!

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A security entrance!

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Buffet Dinner at the resort!

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The food was terrible and even the pastries didn’t make the mark and weren’t even comparable to those bought from neighbourhood pastry shop! 😦

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Gorgeous fireworks from our room!

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Β Morning view of the dining area!

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Golf area!

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Apartments!

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Lobby level of our condo!

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Lobby!

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The POOL!

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My cousin at the balcony of our room!

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On the later of the 2nd night, we drove down to Melaka for a tour around and went to Jonker Walk!

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The really crowded and popular attraction of Melaka, JONKER WALK!

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Kuih Bahulu! Really yummy!

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Β Handmade LIVE!

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Looks good? πŸ˜‰

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Steamed dim sums! 3 for RM2!

Just take a bag, poke 3 of your choice into the bag, pay and start eating!

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Some crafts being sold at the stalls!

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Really hottttt!!!!

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Handmade Kueh!

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The BEST chendol ever! From Jonker Walk!

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Every ingredient is at the bottom!

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It’s Durian Chendol!!!

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SHIOK ARH!

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It’s one for RM0.60 per stick1 So eat as much as you want!

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Next stop was MUAR!

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Cathay in Muar!

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The famous carrot cake in Muar!

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Here’s the carrot cake! It was so good!

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KUEH!

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Muar’s famous for it’s really red Char Siew!

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And we settle in this coffee shop for lunch!

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Prawn crackers!

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Pork satay is also the best street food in MUAR!

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Cockles satay !

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Wonton noodles are also a must try in MUAR!

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We ordered a big bowl of wontons and dumplings!

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Now, this is the BEST MUAR OTAH SHOP!!!

You’re so gonna in love with those otah once you take a bite!

No joke, they are real delicious and we bought like 2 cartons of them!

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It was the best road trip ever, especially being able to eat so many famous street food in Muar and Melaka!

“Sometimes, the best food may not be the most expensive food, it can be just a simple fare from a street stall and it can still taste heavenly!”~Me

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I went on a shopping spree at Bugis Street today!

Sure, I have bought quite a handful of stuffs from the “so-many” shopping bags that you can spot!

But the main purpose of this trip was to get some decent clothings for school, since school is starting soon… *SIGHS*

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And my best buy of this trip is this pair of flats!!!

I’m so loving it for the pretty ribbon bow right at the front!

And what’s school without a pair of comfy flats to go with?

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And this was what I wore today, not with the sunglasses on a rainy day of course!

But mint sunglasses and mint top sure looks good!

I LOVE MINT!

xoxoxo

Post-Exam Outing with the girls!β™₯

Today, the 4 of us decided to go out on an outing, which start from a lunch at Table Manners at the New Changi City Point and then followed by shopping at Bugis Street!

ImageOut of the blue, I’ve decided to put on my eye-liner today! I drew the cat-eye style! πŸ™‚

ImageThe interesting setting of the table~

ImageThis is what I’ve ordered: 2 Carbohydrate & 1 Protein which includes Caesar Salad, Spicy Aglio Olio and Pan Seared Fish Fillet with Pesto Sauce.

Overall, I think other than most of the food contains green vegetables and herbs that was disastrous with my braces, the food was tasty and decent, especially the Spicy Aglio Olio, it’s aromatic and yummy.ImageThis is what my friend ordered, Spicy Aglio Olio, Caesar Salad, Beer Battered Fish Fillet.

ImageThis is what another friend of mine ordered, Truffle Fries, Buttered Mash Potato and Grilled Chicken Breast with Chicken Gravy.

ImageAfter which, we also added another $2.50 for the dessert of the day. It looks like macaroon, but it doesn’t taste like it. It was super sweet, and had a strong coconut flavour.

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After our lunch at Table Manners, we headed off to Bugis Street where we shopped and as usual the aunties and those people “punching” my bag, and pushing me around, like they were going to 杀ηŒͺ!Β 

During the shopping itself, we met Pearlyn shopping with her mum at Bugis, haunting for clothes as well, and after which, we met Kaiyun who was also at Bugis area after her job training. We also had Koi as our shopping tea break! AWESOMEee~

And then, after all the shopping was done, we headed to Bugis Junction to take some snapshots for memory before leaving off for home…

ImageOur crazy shot of the 5 of us!

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A really pretty shot of us!Β 

ImageWe wore the same top out today, and received lots of unwanted attractions along the way! xD

ImageAnd now, I’ve come to the end of today’s outing!

Really thanks to Kaiyun’s awesome camera that allowed us to camwhore, and took really nice pictures! πŸ˜€

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Till next time Β ….