Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Life in KL w/ Tim


Life in KL is going to end tomorrow when I travel back to Kuching.  It is quite sad for me because another period of my life is drawing a close- my life in KL, where I did my first two years of university life.

Many things happened in this 2 years time and if you have been following my blog I'm sure you know how eventful my KL life was and how much I've enjoyed my time here. I think the most significant thing that has happened in this two-year period of my life is finding Tim. :) (I think I've stressed this enough lol) I teased Tim saying that most of the pictures I have of us is related to food (which is true and which he agrees to too lol). But I'm glad I still take loads of pictures of traveling, shopping trips, pictures in the car haha and a lot of his candid shots at home. Many of which I have compiled into posts on this blog, many I kept personal- all priceless memories.

Today while Tim is at work and since it's the last night of my life in KL, I'm just gonna do a random picture flash back to simply sum up my life in Kl with Tim. :)





For some reason I don't think I've blogged about our New Year countdown together. :) It was a really beautiful day from what I remember. We went to Bukit Bintang during the day and then spent the final hours of 2013 at Sunway Pyramid.




Standing clear of the snow spray war, we welcomed 2014 with a kiss. The feeling of being able to welcome the new year with the one you love is indescribable. :) 



My New Year rose. :) A kid was trying to sell it to Tim around Bukit Bintang and I told Tim I didn't want it because it's expensive but he got it for me anyway. :)




We spent our Halloween 2013 at home while friends were out partying. We made it a little special by doing each other's makeup. :) I made Tim a zombie with stitched lips looking more like an insomniac lol. While Tim made me a... I don't know what is it actually haha. His makeup on me reminds me of Itachi (Sasuke's brother in the Anime series Naruto, google it if you don't know) LOL because of the lines he drew above and under my eyes lol.



At a point of time, we had couple iPhone casings. :)



Tim got car pillows as a surprise for me and the dolls are Gemini and Aries, our horoscopes. :)) Super touched back then and super touched still. Add on, Gemini female and Aries males are good matches according to the horoscope articles wheeeeeee.




Tim went to Bali with his class trip and came home bringing me all these. I love the dream catchers he got me especially the big one which has been hanging above my headboard ever since (now in my luggage with me back to Kuching). He said he got more things for me than for himself awww. :)

Which reminds me, it was Tim and I's first week apart ever since we got together and got to see each other almost everyday. Trust me, it was hard. God was really kind to us in this sense beause He had us slowly get used for distance between each other to assure us that distance is okay- because I dread LDR. It was first a weekend with his class to Penang, then a week to Bali to my 1 month+ semester break back home, God is quietly preparing us for LDR when I go to further my studies in a foreign country while Tim on his way to pursue his career.

"When you put your cares in God's hands He puts peace in your heart." :)



Tim helping me with groceries. :)



A random morning waking up to breakfast prepared for me. :)



A reminder of a conflict we had, of which the aftermath is the realization of how much Tim cares.





Pictures are our random dancing moments together. Dance brought us to each other, and I owe so much to TUDC. I will never forget the first day I met Tim in a dance class, and thought to myself, "Why this guy so noisy and talkative one" LOL.

Tim is so handsomeeeeeeee thouuuuuuuuuuu. :) I really love admiring him and I hope to have this feeling for a long time. A cousin in a long relationship told me she also used to feel that her boyfriend is so handsome but after years together, even though still happily together, she doesn't feel so anymore. I hope I can keep this feeling towards Tim for a long time coming. :) A quote that I've tweeted about goes, "Look forward to seeing your partner as much as how you look forward to receiving your food" which I find true and claimed Tim to be the best steak lol.




Favourite thing to do with Tim in my opinion is watch movies together. :) We've watched countless movies together and since one point on we made an effort to keep all our movies tickets. Every time before a movie we would without fail order our standard movie watching menu with each other's preferred drinks without second thoughts and I find that very sweet. :)



Our latest movie together was The Fault in Our Stars earlier this afternoon. :) I've been wanting to watch this movie so bad and Tim brought me to watch it as farewell. The story was beautiful and I cried like crazy. Tim is not a romance movie kinda guy but to his surprise he enjoyed it. It was sweet but there are so many funny moments as well.

"You gave me a forever within the numbered days, and I'm thankful." was my favourite quote from the movie, which can be used to express what I'm feeling now. Within this short period of time together Tim has given me nothing less than his best, and I'm thankful. I couldn't have asked for more. :')





This was the room I've been staying in for the past 1 year+ since Semester 2. Pictures showing a few weeks back when I first started packing everything up. Now my tenancy has been terminated, keys returned, and most of my clothes and books shipped back home. It was sad to leave that place (even though the apartment was horrible and the bed was horrible my sis knows) because there were so many memories we had there. :')



A manly picture of Tim, so nicely helping me with the moving of boxes and all. He jokingly said to me in a boastful way, "What you gonna do with all these moving if I'm not here?" I teased him, "If it's wasn't you here I'm sure I would still have someone else." Haha but of course I wouldn't want anybody else. Tim is irreplaceable.

That's about wrap up my life in KL with Tim. :) Blabbering about feelings time!

After getting together, there has been nothing but love in my life. Him being the first one I see when I wake up and the last face I see when I end my day,  has already became a norm for me. He is my food buddy, my movie buddy, my Pewdiepie buddy. He is there when things are hard and he is there when everything is rainbows. He is so involved in my everyday life. So yea, to be ending this period of my life is really hard for me. I don't think I'm mentally and emotionally ready to let this go hence the fragile emotional swings I've been having lately. When will we have chances to do the things like now again in the future? Where do we go from here? So many questions in my mind that will only be answered by time. *holding back tears

Two years seemed like ages ago but at the same time it felt like yesterday. From me first flying here, KL being so uncertain and new to me to it becoming my second home filled with so many familiar faces, everything's gonna face changes again. And once again, the future is now filled with so many uncertainties. With change there must be a transitional period. If we deal with the transitional period nicely I'm sure we will be fine. And if we trust God and believe that if it's meant to be it will, I'm sure we will be fine too. :) Again I tell myself, change will be for the better. Whatever comes our way, I will keep positive and accept it with an open heart.




With all the love,
Kxin

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Genting Highlands Short Getaway


Happy me, who had a short getaway to Genting Highlands with Tim and friends a few weeks back. :)

Lately I have been pestering Tim to bring me there at least once before I fly back to Kuching. My last trip there was so long ago that the last time I was there I haven't even started writing my blog yet, do the math. So my pestering was justified right? :P

I am always a fan of Genting Highlands. I've visited it 3 times in the past with my family and there has only been good memories when I think of the place. My first roller coaster ride was here, my first memory of a family trip back when I was a child living in Singapore, was here. :) I remember how I bravely rode the Space Shot, came down telling everyone "it was okay!" then immediately after that burst into tears. It was the adrenaline I swear lol. I also remember how sis and I rode in a bumper car and I didn't know how to operate it back then so our cart rotated in circles in the middle of the ring till time's up while having Mum wave her arms in the air the whole time from the side trying to guide us but to no avail (still so embarrassing thinking back) LOL. Ahhhh the memories.



The morning we departed from home for Genting. We were both dressed in black sweaters. :)



Taken on the road. Love this picture.



Compulsory tourist shot with the lit fakes trees at the lobby of the First World Hotel as posted on my Instagram. Wore shorts because I am a sweater + shorts person, and I find the cold bearable as I feel my legs have higher cold tolerance than my upper body. Or that they have enough fats to protect me from the cold. Nah, that's not it :P




Chilled at Starbucks after meeting up with the gang. :) 



Do you know that Starbucks have an app now? :D

The app makes transactions so much easier and for multiple Starbucks cards owners like me, you can now manage your cards conveniently from your phone. I recommend everyone to download it! It also offered app users buy one free one on certain drinks up till 13th July 2014 so Tim and I got our drinks at the price of one- I apologize for not sharing this earlier heh.



While at that, here's a close-up picture of my simplistic nude mani with a pop of glitter on the ring finger. Never been a nail polish person but have been really into dolling up my nails recently. Good change!




Us showing off our super nice kicks. :) My Doc Martens was a gift from Tim's parents and I love it so much. Thank you Uncle and Auntie! It would be so nice to wear with things comes the cold weather when I go to the UK this September. :)) By the way, Tim's mum also got me a pair of uggs when they went for a vacation in Australia for me to bring to the UK thank you Auntie! #showoffmuch I feel so loved.




The design of the indoor theme park as pretty as I so vividly remembered from before. 

Just in case you didn't know, the outdoor theme park has been torn down for renovation and will only start operation in 2016 and consecutively the indoor theme park will be closed for renovation as well. Some indoor rides have too ceased operation. If you wish to go to Genting for entertainment now is not really the period to do so- unless you are there only to enjoy the cool weather, to dine and shop, or to visit the casino (which I did for the first time!).




More tourist-sy shots around the place with the travel buddies. :) In the second picture everyone awkwardly leaned towards the right because we thought the focus on the picture would be the river and the bridge in the background lol.




Went to the arcade and it was smaller than I remember lol. Found this super fun game in which players drive tanks and attack each other. When you fire a shot or got shot your whole chair will jerk strongly forward and back which was to me the highlight of the game lol. Player with the highest attack score wins and I was second place battling against Tim, Arvin and the computer. :D




Dinner was Hot & Roll and supper was Nasi lemak for Tim and fish porridge for myself in the hotel room. :)





Then we went for a midnight walk at the outdoor carpark in front of Resort World Hotel to enjoy the chilly mountain-top weather.



Tim is so handsome. *heart-shaped eyes*



Intentional messy-haired-in-the-wind selfie. :) 




For some reason that I would not tell lol, we were upgraded from the tiny two single-bed room to this bigger room which accommodated us 5 nicely that night. :)



The 8am breath taking mountain view from the hotel next morningg. :) Nope we didn't wake up for the hotel buffet breakfast but instead it was to travel back to KL. I felt bad for having the guys travel down with me so early that Monday morning but I had a visa briefing to attend at uni.

With that, I conclude my super nice trip to Genting Highlands. A short but sweet getaway thank you Timmy for fulfilling yet another one of my requests. Love you to bits!



My latest exams results were released and I can now safely say that I will be going to the UK this coming September to pursue my third year of Law school. :) 

Visa application briefing was quite scary though. As you can see from the handout, there are so many things to do and prepare! Most are on hold for the moment though, because we had to wait for our results to be sent to respective UK universities only then to receive the CAS letter needed for us to proceed. Will have to start Visa application asap after getting the CAS letter so that I will be in time to fly to the UK this September. So exciting yet nerve wrecking at the same time!

I always urge people to seize the opportunity to study overseas if they get the chance to, even if for a short period ie. a student exchange program. My reasons being the opportunities to experience life in a different country do not come easily. And once you've settled down in a place, gotten a job or started to build a family etc, the chance to do so would be even lesser.

As ignorant as that may sound, at the same time, I understand that some people around me cannot afford to study overseas even if they really wanted to. The amount of money going into the Visa application, what more to say the tuition fees and living costs for my next year or two in the UK is not small number. Hence, I know I am well blessed to be getting an opportunity like that. Super thankful in advance to Daddy and Mommy for giving me the chance to pursue my education in a foreign country. :) Will update more in due course!




With all the love,
Kxin