Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Kuching Fest


I missed the annual Kuching Festival last year! This year, I made sure I'd go. Within these 2 weeks I've already visited the Kuching Festival 3 times. :D 

Soooo it was last Friday night when I went for my third trip there- which explains the crowd. :) But ignore my statement, lol, because on clear weekday nights Kch Fest is full of people too...? It will be the 3rd and final week of Kuching Festival soon, so if you haven't went yet, don't miss the happenings and the food! :)



I've always loved going to Kuching Fest because I get to meet a lot of people I know. :) Though I remember in my younger days, that was not the case. 

To be honest, I used to dress up really nicely for Kch Fest and go there, hoping to have guys hit on me. Haha.When us girls walk around in a group, we would have a group of guys following us around. And to me, that was cool.

For me now, comfort goes further than appearance. It's like the outfit doesn't matter as much anymore. :) The important thing is the people you go with, and the food! Now, when I see young girls there dressed up in tight skirts and cocktail dresses, I would go =.=? Ah, how time flies.



Not far from the front entrance, lies the section where all parents dread. LOL! A balloon cost like RM10-15. I was told that a friend's friend brought 3 kids there, and spent RM45 just on balloons. Kind advice to those bringing children - enter using the back door and by all means, avoid this area. lol



But not all kids are evil. When I passed by, I heard a cute little boy said to his mum, "Why the shark has no tail?", then walked away. I looked up and laughed. How observant and adorable he was!

He wanted to get one for me, as a souvenir that we visited Kch Fest together. Aww. :) But i rejected for I'm not evil as well. ;)




 Mum was one of the performers that night! She entertained the floor with a Chinese song.





After watching the performance, we went to the tent beside the stage, sat down and ate. :) Messy hair after walking back and forth around the place buying food. OH JIAN/ CRISPY OYSTER PANCAKE IS A MUST BUY!



Durian Puff RM3 per piece. Despite being left out of the craziness when this delicacy went famous last year, I tried it for the first time this year, and enjoyed it quite thoroughly. :)



View of the romantic lakeside from where we sat. :)



A pic taken after I got home. :) Wore this cut-out Cotton On tee Lil sis bought for me from KL.



Yea she went to KL to participate in the grand finals of Kings of the Ringz dance competition and all She's the one with the fangs up front *proud big sis over here! IT'S WAS SO AWESOME SHE'S SO LUCKY  but that's not the main topic here, lol.




Apart from the white Tee, she bought me another Cotton On piece and an unbranded chiffon top. Love them all. Thanks! :)




With all the love,
Kxin

Sunday, July 29, 2012

My Recent Addictions


Hi. :) 

The Olympics Games 2012 has begun! Is everyone watching? But no, it's not one of my addictions if that's what you're wondering. :p Didn't get the Astro Olympic pass so I guess us at home will be missing all the action. :/ Do update me on interesting events and results? ;)

I've been slacking in my blogging i know!  But please, bare with me. :) So recently...



1. I'm addicted to watching movie with this man. :)

We watched  The Amazing Spider-Man 2DFor my movie review please refer my last post, lol. Planned to watch the 3D version with bro but apparently they don't have it in 3D. So basically I watched the whole exact thing the second time, and fell asleep for 1/2 hour in between lol. I guess it makes sense why they didn't have the movie in 3D, cuz for me I think the mutant lizard creature's close-up would be too frightening.



2. I'm addicted to Hielo. :)

I'm having Hielo more than Starbucks now. :O *shocking* And the above are my usual toppings- Dark chocolate, Oreos, Almond flacks/ Strawberries. Eating it during lunch breaks at work, and replaced popcorn with it as my movie snack lately.


With cousin Lydia, bought Hielo before my last Spider-Man movie. Let me be your ambassador? Lol. That would be so awesome! ;)



3. I'm addicted to spending time with this man. :)  

Look at that adorable face! How can you not want to spend time with him? :P




One night last week he brought me to eat at Elephant. :) 

It's a simplistically-furnished diner located at Ang Cheng Ho area. It's not difficult to spot despite it's small signboard, it has colourful front and back doors.

While there, I was really curious why is the place called Elephant. Is it just because of the many pictures of elephants hanging around the place? That it's just a random name? Or is it that the owner has some kind of love interest with elephants? I wanted him to ask the waiter about it but he refused to, so I guess we'll never find out. :/






We had Mocha ice-blended, Plum juice, Seafood Marinara and Mixed Grill. The food is nice and it's not pricey, just that the mocha I had here was more bitter compared to the mocha I've had at other places. All in all, had a nice dinner there. :) This diner is recommended for simple dinner and eat-outs.



With all the love,
Kxin

Monday, July 9, 2012

The Sarawak River Sunset Cruise


Bryan got two sponsored Sarawak Cruise tickets and he invited me to join him. :)

I willingly said yes as we haven't been catching up lately, and that I've never been on a cruise before myself. Thankfully, the whether was on our side today as it was a sunny, windy yet not excruciatingly hot day.



Today the Riverside had a lazy, relaxed charm of how a Sunday afternoon should have. Not much people around here, not as busy as always. Don't really get this vibe often so yeah, I loved the Riverside today. :)




The exterior of the Sarawak Cruise, and the upper deck where guests sat and enjoyed the cruise. 

The lower deck has a classy restaurant setting, and is open to guests with pre-booked buffet meals. We noted some White, some Japanese and some Indonesian visitors. Being on this cruise myself made me feel like I'm a foreign visitor too! Bryan had the same feeling as well, haha.



Light refreshments were served to the guests of the cruise- orange juice and the infamous Sarawak layered cakes. 








Some of the views along the way. :)

I didn't really take pictures of the apparent monuments and landmarks eg. the Astana, the Dewan Undangan Negeri Sarawak, the Riverside Suite etc. Reason being, I am a Sarawakian and I've seen the landmarks across bank always so yea. Heh.



Bryan being his usual photographer self.



Friendly villagers living across the river waved at us as we rode past them.



Saw a sweet couple holding hands, and I can't stop myself from sneaking a shot. ;)




Us- pictures from my cam, and from his Instagram. :) I no look pretty in the pictures so I very sien...



The almost sunset. :)




On the way back to the port, we were entertained by a group of 4 dancers, performing for us the traditional dances of multiple ethnic groups in Sarawak.




The sun has set before we arrived back at the port. The Grand Margherita looked really pretty under the greyish blue sky with the lights lit against its walls, and the classy-looking bistro located outside.



A picture of me before exiting the boat. :) Outfit- Top from Wendy Boutique, shorts are my usual Beige MNG and the white Oxford shoes from Rubi. 

The one hour and a half cruise has finally came to a stop. Went home after having dinner at Manhattan Fish Market. As always, love the Garlic Herb rice. Enjoyed the day thoroughly. :)





With all the love,
Kxin