Roxy bikini!

I couldn’t miss the chance of getting a bikini when Roxy had an offer where you purchase 2 apparels and the 2nd apparel will be charged RM17 only. Such a good deal! So my little sister got 1 set for herself also then we split the costs. My friend got a dress from Roxy too the other day after I told her about the promotion so her boyfriend picked out a very cute dress for her! πŸ™‚Β  I can’t wait to wear it when I go to Sunway Lagoon this coming June! It’s going to be a family affair haha! I’ll take pictures to show you guys which one I got. πŸ™‚

Turns out the results for the Roxy Girl competition will be out tomorrow at 3p.m. They will release the Top 75 in the world so it’s going to be interesting to see which one of the Malaysian girl’s got in. πŸ™‚

I just remembered that I have not shown any of my film photos of my Turkey trip last year over here! Just click on the link to be redirected to my Lomohome where I store all of my film pictures and thank god,I did save it there or else it would have disappeared together with my still in repair Acer laptop.

Here’s 2 of my favourites! πŸ˜€

This isΒ  one of the historical place which used to be a home a long time ago and it was taken in Cappadocia, Turkey, one of the most beautiful places I have ever been to and one of my favourite places in Turkey! πŸ™‚

 

This is the remaining columns in Efes, Izmir, Turkey. Another beautiful historical site in Turkey! Only bad thing was it was extremely hot that day so I couldn’t really enjoy the place as much as I want to.

I split it into 2 albums, one’s for colour and the other is black & white film.

Colour film


Black & White film

Ipoh getaway with the Karats.

So during our last week of our mid-semester break, Ayesha, Charmaine and I traveled to Ipoh to stay over at Jaclyn’s place for 4 days and 3 nights.

Charmaine aka Kepo who’s not part of the Karat family but she wishes to be in the family,hahaha! Ayesha’s the mum and then Jaclyn’s my sister who works in the petting zoo as the animal itself,hahaha!!!

We’re known as the Karats (Rust in Malay language) because our daddy,Nigel Chin said so (He’s in Adelaide now, leaving the family alone in Malaysia. πŸ™ ) basically the children doesn’t have a say in anything.

So as Ayesha, Charmaine and I were on our way to Ipoh, a Proton Saga FLX Gold coloured with a Kedah number plate, was tailgating Ayesha’s car and there was 2 Malay men in the car who kept staring at us as they drive side by side our car and kept flashing too! It was so annoying, scary and stupid at the same time because the left lane was free of cars and they didn’t want to go to that lane. They were basically stalking our car. Seriously, we couldn’t avoid them until a Honda came in between so that Honda basically saved our lives or else we would have been stalked all the way to Ipoh.So ladies, if you’re going on a girly trip and these stupid people comes and disturbs you, just ignore them and follow your lane, if you drive faster, they enjoy the chase more so be very careful! If it is getting worst then I suggest calling for help.

Since Nigel could not be with us, we took this to represent Nigel! XD

So we dropped our luggage at Jaclyn’s place then we went for Chicken Hor Fun at Ong Kee Restaurant! How I miss Ipoh’s awesome food!

Jaclyn with Nigel the penguin! We brought him together with us the whole time.

Charmaine and Ayesha with her favourite chillis!

We watched some movies after lunch, such as White Chicks which is our all-time favourite! XD

Then it came to dinnertime and this is our tradition, whenever we come down to Ipoh, we must have Char Hor Fun for dinner!!! On the first night, we went to this shop! Sadly, I did not take any pictures because the minute the food reached our table, it’s gone in seconds! Which further proves how good it is!!! We ordered a plate of squid, Char Hor Fun (DUH!) and Wa Tan Hor which is not as nice as the Char Hor Fun and some Pork.

Call us crazy but on the 2nd night we went to the other restaurant which is beside the one we went yesterday to eat the same thing again because they both sell the same thing. In my opinion, I prefer the first shop because the Char Hor Fun there tasted better! The second shop gives bigger sized squid which is also a good thing! No pictures again cause it was Hor Fun.

The next day, Lena invited us to her home for a steamboat dinner with her parents! It was again filled with awesome food hence no pictures. Her parents were really cool! They made us eat so much that I couldn’t even breath properly. After dinner, we played some cards and then we went home.

DADDY!!!

The reason why we had steamboat at her place instead of going out to a steamboat restaurant is because, we were still scared from what happened the last time we came to Ipoh and had steamboat at one of the steamboat restaurants here. It was about 10.30p.m and there was still many people in the restaurant, we were sitting outside beside the main road and behind our table was another table with 2 young girls and beside our table was a table full of guys.

We were so engrossed into a topic until we heard one of the guys at the next table yelled, then a girl screamed and we turned around we saw a man with a motorcycle helmet grabbed one of the girl’s bag and just drove away on his motorcycle. It happened so fast and everyone was in shocked and I feel so bad for the girl. It was pretty scary too because it was my first time witnessing this and it was so close to our table, the man could have taken our bags because all of our bags are on the chair in between Jaclyn and Charmaine. So immediately after that happened, we just paid and brisk walked to our car and was so paranoid and afraid the whole night.

So we were pretty scarred from then on until today, Charmaine and Ayesha even brought cheap sling bags to Ipoh instead of the normal handbags to Ipoh and we even put our important stuffs in 1 bag instead so that all of us don’t have to bring all our bags out. So again, I am going to say this! BE SUPER SUPER SUPER CAREFUL WITH YOUR BAGS, ALWAYS KEEP THEM WITH YOU,DON’T PUT IT ON A CHAIR, PUT IT ON YOUR LAP!

P.S: I got a new laptop because my Acer laptop died on me when my assignments deadlines were so close so I had no choice but to get a new one. Everyone please meet Lambo from Asus! He’s a notebook! XD

 

First Malacca then Saloma!

On a happier note!We Taylor’s Student Ambassadors were sponsored for the trip to Malacca with the Unisa students. We were not suppose to go to the Malacca trip with them but the Unisa lecturers wanted us to join the students to spend more time with them so THANK YOU UNISA!!! Not only did they pay for our trip, they paid for most of our meals too. I feel so lucky and grateful to them! I have no regrets for taking this student ambassador’s job without any expectations.

So we went to Malacca for 3 days, 2 nights! Took us about 3 hours or more to reach the place that we were going to stay called De Nice Inn. In conclusion everyone hated this place and was shocked that we were going to stay there for 2 nights. Their rooms are apartment style with 3 rooms in each with 2 bathrooms.

 

 

Reception area seems decent.

 

The room which Caitlin, Sarah and I stayed at.

 

Living area seems ok.

 

Kitchen area with no stove and a very dirty water boiler so no one used it.
Bathroom with non-working water heating system and retarded flush which requires you to lift the cap and hook the thing again every time you flush.

 

I got the master room which floors were covered with ants.

 

 

Master bathroom with no hot water too so I was freezing my butt off when I had to shower in cold water for 2 days and has ants too and retarded toilet flush.

Another bad thing that happened was Sarah found cockroaches on her bed and she was screaming and we thought she saw a ghost or something. Hahaha! So we got the staff to change her bed sheets and kill the roaches too of course. The next day, the other girls told us that there were worms inside the toilet, which was damn disgusting.

Now back to the good stuff! The next day, most of the Australians went for the eco-bike tour but some of them wanted to use the time to explore and shop instead so we brought them around to eat and shop!

THE FAMOUS AND REAL CHICKEN RICE BALL PLACE!You can’t miss this!

 

 

 

Tried the dessert called ‘Cendol’ here and the portion is big and they even added sago!

 

After eating, we walked to the mall close by and we bought tickets to watch Ghost Rider 2 so while we’re waiting for the movie , the dudes went to kill time in the arcade and some of the girls went shopping and some was chit-chatting.

The boys having a Daytona match!

 

 

 

Movie time!From left: Lilian, Caitlin, Ally, Peilin, Kenny, Michael, Feisal, Nigel and Li Ng.

Ghost Rider 2 was not bad actually, well it’s also cause there was scenes filmed in Turkey so I was like holy crapΒ  I think I have been there before. I think they went to Cappadocia too! I love that place, it’s so special and beautiful!

So we met up with the rest for dinner at the Portuguese settlement and we had about 9 dishes to 2 big tables which was so much and most of them were seafood too. Again I was starving so I did not think about taking pictures of the food but most of the dishes are pretty yummy! Then it was Jonker Street again for last minute shopping and the ferry ride.

The next morning we had some time before we depart from Malacca at 2p.mΒ  so some of them went to the Malacca Zoo while some of us went go-carting and tried the cow pulley ride. It was my first time riding on one and I warn you that it’s gonna be pretty bumpy and a little stinky.

So after we got back from Malacca, on the same night itself we went to Saloma Theater Restaurant to have dinner and watch some cultural performances. It was a buffet style kind of dinner and they have a range of Malaysian food and some Western food too like Char Kuey Teow and kebabs. Too bad I didn’t get to take any pictures of it.

Jamie, me, Soo Ann(I just met her on that day and she’s a past Unisa student and she’s now working in Pricewater and Cooper Malaysia), Skye(one of the Unisa lecturers) and Yean Yi.

 

Jonathan! He’s really funny!

 

Peilin, Jamie and I.

So as we were watching the cultural dances, they suddenly made an announcement that they want some volunteers to come on stage to learn the dance too. Aimee and I were talking when suddenly, one of the dancers pulled us to the stage. It was so unexpected cause we were trying to look like we’re busy so that we won’t get picked but looks like it didn’t work. LOL

Aimee doing the bamboo dance!

 

Group picture!

 

Zech, Lilian, Joanna, Jonathan, Jinn, Jamie and I. So many J’s haha!

 

Candid shot!

 

 

Philip in the background, Michael, Peilin, Feisal and Joanna.

After that dinner, I had to attend the funeral for 3 days so I did not meet the them until Thursday. I will blog about Thursday and their farewell on Friday in the next post!:)