Thursday, 25 April 2013

St. Mary School Spirit Inspired Manicure

On a random day I feel reconnected with my school spirit and I went on to express myself by wearing them on my nails.

Yellow: OPI - The 'It' Colour - Bright golden yellow but not neon.
Pastel Blue: China Glaze - For Audrey - The Tiffany Blue! If I can't have it on my finger YET, I'll have it on my nails instead!

Both of these colours are the representative colours of my alma mater, St. Mary Secondary School, Kuala Lumpur. In our school song it says 'the yellow and blue shall, shall ever been seen, to the fore, in sports and pure knowledge'. Just reading these lines out invoke all my nostalgia towards my beloved school, teachers and good memories I had as a student there. Ahhh...good times!

These colours are complementary to each other on the colour chart and it contrast really well here in my opinion. I reckon both of these colours are extremely appropriate during spring/summer paired with soft feminine chiffon tops with twirly skirts or shorts.
Lucky me, I can wear this all year round in Malaysia.

Monday, 22 April 2013

Malacca - The Historic State


The first thing you'll see at the entrance of Jonker Walk/Street of Malacca City.
On a random day, a random place, Shih Ying and I decided to embark on a road trip to Malacca and we decidedly to spend a lazy weekend there. And the last weekend, we took off from KL. 
Here We Come, Malacca!

To say that we are embarking on a road trip to Malacca would give rise to the illusion that Malacca is so so far away. Malacca is only about 2 hours away from Kuala Lumpur by car. It was only a mini road trip to say the most.

We spent our weekend in Malacca City by visiting various sites, having famous food and taking tons of pictures. Thank God to Shih Ying's artistic eye for thing, every single location in Jonker Walk, Malacca is a picture perfect moment. If it is all left to me, all these pictures wouldn't even be half as decent. I am really not that artistic to say the least. 

When one travels to Malacca City, Jonker Walk is the most touristy place there which is within mins walking distance from its other hot tourist spots such as Christ Church and Cheng Hoon Teng Temple to name a few. For those who intend to travel to Malaysia, visiting Malacca should be a must on your itinerary. As a born and bred city girl from KL, I would appreciate that the authorities make more effort to show the best of KL to the world, highlighting our diverse culture and demonstrate how really a melting pot KL is by interwinding the traditional and modernity features. Well, fret not if I crave a bit of cultured influence, I can always hop onto my BEKY (Blue Eye Knight - My blue Ford Fiesta) and speed through the smooth highway and soak myself in the immense culture. On a site note, Malacca City has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 7 July 2008 together with Penang. Keep up the good work yo! Other states should buckle up and make us Malaysian proud.

When in Malacca, one must not forget THE FOOD:
1) Chicken Rice Balls - people queud up under the hot sun to sink their teeth into it. Try it when you are there. Its some really taste oily rice shaped into golf ball size rice balls.
2) Satay Celup - You dip basically anything you wish string together in a bamboo stick and dip it into satay peanut sauce. 
3) Mille Crepe Cake - the really really really famous cake shop which also need you to queued up for quite sometime before getting a slice of it. Erm, if you've been to Food Foundry in PJ, you can skip this. You can't really see the layers in this cake, but it is actually layers and layers of crepe (French pancakes basically) sandwiched with cream in between. 


The main purpose of this trip is to CAPTURE OUR YOUTH and...before it ticks away in the speed of light. We are not getting any younger. Best freeze the moment with a picture! Better, PICTURES!

Me - Round and Brown.
Shih Ying - My BFF.
One of the shop house on Jonker looks like this. How fantastic would it be if all the shop houses preserve their look. The street would be complete.



The details on the window panel/surrounding of the circle.


The tiled flooring.

It's not a holiday when you don't capture your youth with those who make you smile brighter!





Sunset in Malacca.
The Red Buildings.
The Heat.
The Crowd.
The Love for Food.

Sunday, 21 April 2013

The Diary of A Young Girl


'Laziness may appear attractive, but work gives satisfaction.'
Anne Frank


I've never thought that laziness is attractive, but I do agree that work gives satisfaction.
However, when you encounter unreasonable, pretentious people at work....no amount of satisfaction is sufficient to overcome the feeling to murder that person.
I pray for whatever and whoever to give me strength to not kill those people.


Btw, to people who loves me, I would like very much to receive the book ' The Diary of A Young Girl' by Anne Frank to compensate the nostalgia of my trip to the Anne Frank House in Amsterdam.



* This post was in my draft content since 19/10/2010. I have the book now, courtesy of Sebastian Liew. 

Tuesday, 19 October 2010

I will not be defeated

'A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him.'



For all the bitterness I've suffered today, I'll taste the sweetness in another day.
Hopefully, not too far in the future.
For those who've thrown bricks at me today, thank you for making me a person who sustained and bear more pain.

For you who are pretentious and unreasonable, I am deeply sorry for the person you've become.
Thank you for setting me at a different pedestal from you.
There will be no capable when there are no incapable.

Wait you see.


Sunday, 10 October 2010

Quote of the Day

"Please understand that there is no one depressed in this house; we are not interested in the possibilities of defeat; they do not exist."

Queen Victoria

It's all in the mind.
i will not be defeated.
At the very least, not without a fight.

Saturday, 9 October 2010

Shangyu and I


There are 2 random conversations we have that are worth recording for the purpose of reminiscing in the future.

Conversation A:
One random evening, he called me on my cell and asked how was my day.
My mood is immediately lifted to a heighten level from the moment I heard his voice over the receptor.
Danielle: Hi, Shangyu, why do you call me? Miss me much?
Shangyu: Yes, I miss you. Very much.
Danielle: Ooooo....how sweet!!!! What is it that make you call me anyways?
Shangyu: You wrote down on my schedule the other day that I have to call you before I go to bed. I am doing what you wrote.
Danielle: You are really doing what I wrote, even when I wrote it for fun?! I am so happy, let's go for a movie. On me. When are you free?
Shangyu: Monday? (the next day is Monday.)
Danielle: Monday? Too bad, I can't make it tomorrow. I made plans. How bout Tuesday?
Shangyu: I am not available on Tuesday. How about the following Monday?
Danielle: I don't mind Monday, but I will have more free time on Sunday. Why not we go on Sunday? Will you be going to the farm on Sunday?
Shangyu: I only go to the farm on Saturdays these days. Sunday I am free but I prefer Monday. Monday is good. Hope to see you on Monday.
Danielle: Okay...no problem. We will talk about it again when it is nearer to date. Miss you.
Shangyu: Okay...miss you too. Bye.

Conversation B:
Aunt Christina: How are things with you recently? Boyfriend?
Danielle: No boyfriend la....
Shangyu was sitting at the backseat and I guess he heard bits and pieces of the conversation and he butted in.
Shangyu: Danielle JieJie, you have a boyfriend?
Danielle: Why? Are you jealous? All you need to do is to say that you want me to break up with my boyfriend and I will do so? So, what do you want?
Shangyu(took a min to absorb things): Okay, you break up with your boyfriend.
Danielle: But if I break up with my boyfriend, and I go out with you, I even have to pay for your movie ticket. I have no money lah....
Shangyu: Don't worry, I will collect cents. I can pay for the movie tickets.
Danielle: Okay, for you, I will break up with him. (Lol, since I have no one to breakup with, it doesn't matter.)

He is the cutest boy ever. Will love him forever.

Monday, 23 August 2010

Equality vs. Special Treatment


Though many would have thought that the 'ladies coach' facility in KTM trains is a pleasant change to the tainted image of KTM.

I, personally think that it is a distorted form of gender discrimination in todays' society. Female who enjoyed the facility shouldn't have the right to demand equality of any sorts because they are in no position to ask for anything more if they are the ones that put themselves in a weaker position.

With the change and development that the world is experiencing, sexual harassment is not limited to a specific gender only, it shouldn't be view as a gender violation. It can happen to anyone by anybody. Hence, the 'ladies coach' is in my personal opinion an impediment to the growth of equality.

Why do we need protection from other people if there is equality? Female shouldn't receive any special treatments just because we are girls. We should get special treatment because of something worth respecting or something deserving, and not because simply of our gender. If we accept special treatments given to us just because of our gender, equality will never come to life in this society.

p.s. I still use the 'ladies coach' because it is spacious in comparison to the other coaches and most importantly, girls smelled better even when they sweat. lol.

Monday, 16 August 2010

Cinderella Moment


Cinderella moment can happen anytime, anywhere.

Sadly, prince charming is not always around to catch your glass slipper.

Hence, smack on some lippie, put on your glasses and strut proudly.

Monday, 19 July 2010

Working Street vs Working Through Life

Never knew there is a street named 'Working Street' in Cardiff.
Interesting.
St. Davis Hall is located there.

Life is so different when you grow older.
We yearn to be young again when we are at a certain age.
Ironically, we were looking at adulthood with anticipation and anxiety.
Yes, indeed anxiety is the part where it still remain true.
It is just that this part of anxiety is not much of a pleasant experience.

People often say, what doesn't kill you make you a stronger person.
I think this is true to a certain extent.
What if I am wounded over and over again yet I survived?
Physically, I am still capable of standing on my feet, but psychologically, I may not be able to take that pain and suffering again.
Not anymore would I wish to put myself through that kinda pain especially after I experienced first hand how much it hurts.



Thursday, 15 July 2010

Metamophorse

"He who rejects change is the architect of decay. The only human institution which rejects progress is the cemetery."
Harold Wilson

I am confident enough to say that I have always been well aware of my strength and my flaws. Yet, I had never come to terms with myself to change my flaws because I have always believed that everyone in this world is unique and different, so why should I change myself? Just another thing that left me puzzled is that why people do not offer me the same form of tolerance and acceptance when I never judged them for who they are and how they behaved, so why are they discriminating me? The second thought conflicted with my first thought I supposed, to a certain extent. I forgot that people are different, they are different from me. Just because I don't judge them and accept them for who they are doesn't mean that they will reciprocal. Now, I know.

The question now is, should I change to make myself more acceptable and hence being less true of myself and inflict more self-doubts in myself and jeopardize my love life even more than I did? Just so people are more comfortable around me? How is this gonna work? How can people love me when I don't even love myself? What people may love is just the image I portray.

"Stubbornness does have its helpful features. You always know what you are going to be thinking tomorrow."
Glen Beaman

The fact that stubbornness is indeed a HUGE part of my personality, I highly doubt that I can be that flexible just because I am now at the point of my life where I MAYBE coming to terms with the expectation of the world and how I behave around them.

I still want to be determined, strong and decisive tomorrow, but I think developing my emotional and sympathy features would be nice to the world. I may be doing a good deed just by being less true and telling people fake stuff when they ask for my opinion. Guess this is just how pathetic my life is. Can't even believe in honesty is the best policy.