Thursday, April 24, 2014

Tim's 21st Birthday

Tim turned 21 earlier this month! :)

Big 2-O I really wanted to do something special for him on the first birthday we are celebrating together. But to be honest with so many birthday surprises going on among the friends, it is almost hard for anyone to not expect getting a surprise on your birthday (I made it sound like a bad thing but in a way it really is lol). I didn't book a restaurant because it would have been too obvious. I had to make sure I think of something special so that Tim wouldn't suspect a thing.

So then this happened. :D In case you are lazy to watch the 2 minute video, this was what happened on that day. I brought Tim out for a movie date said to celebrate his birthday, my treat. We watched Mr. Peabody and Sherman. And just in case the video doesn't work, link is here.

Busy whatsapping the friends days before to sort out details. While that, I had to make sure Tim didn't get my phone and see anything he was not supposed to lol. Had Vida help me buy the movie tickets earlier so I was able to tell friends with certainty to gather at the exit of the cinema hall at the time when movie was bout to end. 

Couldn't concentrate on the movie because I was so nervous. Had to text friend and get camera ready when we were leaving the cinema hall. When we got out of the hall, friends then jump out with a cake and sang happy birthday for him. :D 

Tim was really happy at the surprise and so happy boyfriend= happy Keryn! :) I also kept thanking our friends for coming all the way just to sing happy birthday for Tim. So thankful!

We then had a simple dinner at Sinbad, a restaurant that serves Middle Eastern food, where Tim got to cut his melted and fell apart :(  birthday cake.

Then a messy icing war happened. Love this series of pictures! Tagged #hitzselfie thought picture was special enough wanted to win the RM3k Snow Ball so badly but didn't so sad.

Had a few rounds of Avalon at Mcd's before heading back.

Tim doesn't really take selfies. But when he does, he uses your phone and makes sure to take a lot a lot of them LOL.

Won this bottle of champagne when we went to Prodigy a few weeks back. After we got home, we downed the whole thing just the two of us before heading to bed lol. Considered that a little celebration of our own!

On the exact day of Tim's birthday, Tim's dad treated the whole family to Dim Sum buffet at The Prince Hotel. Twas a feast! 

Personally loved the cheese dumplings, carrot cakes, soups and porridge. Almost everyone else loved the yam puffs. Food was really good except Har Kau was too big per portion and the flour crepe for the Chee Cheong Fun was too thick. And and and, there was no Liu Shar Pau. How can you call yourself a dim sum place when you don't have liu shar pao!? Lol kidding no kidding. It was a great meal tho! Tim is already considering going back this Sunday lol.

Birthday boy blew his candles for the third time. :)

Pictures with Tim's family. :)

Had coffee with Tim's family at EspressoLab SS15 before they traveled back to JB in the evening. They serve specialty coffee and handmade cakes. Their Salted Caramel Chocolate Cake (RM15) was awesome!

EspressoLab SS15
Address: B12-G & B12-1, Jalan SS15/8A, 
47500 Subang Jaya.
Tel: 03-5612 3338

On a separate occasion, Tim finally got his birthday present from me - a Daniel Wellington watch. :) It was the Classic York in silver, a classic and sophisticated beauty. The gift was super belated because he only recently got his car back from the garage.

While in Bangsar, we had dinner at the Alexis Bistro and Wine Bar. :) Had the Beef Noodles, Salmon Sandwich and drinks were Raspberry Soda and Iced Chocolate. 

Food was pleasant and the ambiance of the place was spot on. The place however was too dark to get any good pictures of the humans. While dining, flashes from phones and cameras from every table can be seen throughout the evening lol. Spot lights from the ceiling did justice to the food and the watch though, so no further complaints!

Alexis Bistro and Wine Bar
Address: 29, Jalan Telawi 3,
59100 Kuala Lumpur, Bangsar.
Tel: 03- 2284 2880

Tim is so lucky to have so many people celebrating his birthday with him. You must have felt pretty special! You should feel special because you are! So cheesy gosh. Hope you enjoyed your 21st birthday love! To the first and more to come!

With all the love,

Friday, April 18, 2014

The Origins x Hiruscar Dance Competition 2014

Okay update! The Origins is taking part in another dance competition- Hiruscar Post Acne Step Up Dance Competition. :) 

Most of the old members of The Origins are taking part in this competition plus we have many additional faces! A team of 13 talented dancers is representing the crew for this flash mob styled dance competition.

Tomorrow we will be having our video shoot with the Hiruscar Post Acne crew for the formal audition video. We have been practicing every night for 2 weeks now and we are ready to kick ass in the video shoot tomorrow! The audition video will be released on May 5th and the top 10 liked audition videos will entitle the teams to enter into the finals to fight for the grand prize of RM5000. So guys, your support will be needed!

For now, do check out the introduction video to our crew! :) If you want to watch the introduction videos to the other teams, go to YouTube and search for the Hiruscar Post Acne page. :)

Thank you in advance everybody! Wish us luck. :)

With all the love,

The Origins x D2M Dance Competition 2013

Hey people! This is a really delayed post about a dance competition I joined last year- Dare To Move (D2M) Dance Competition 2013. It was my first time joining an official dance competition so it was an awesome experience for me!

The TUDC gang formed a crew, The Origins, and took part in the competition together. :) Below are individual shots with the crew mates!

With Tim. 

OMG Hendry's face hahah + photobombed by Tim.

Arvin, former TUDC President before my awesome batch took over. :P

Damien, leader of The Origins. 

With Nat, the only other girl in the crew. 
Awesome waacker, first time working and performing with her!

Lejun and Lejun Sao, Anne. :)

A walrus-mimicking shot with Tim and a duck face one of myself. :B

Competition video is linked here!! We worked really hard for this competition, practiced every night consecutively for 2-3 weeks. Didn't make it to the finals but it's okay, the experience was all that matters! We did great and I am really proud of my team. :)

With all the love,

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Keryn & Tim Travels: Trip to Cherating, Pahang

So Tim and I went on another trip with the Taylor's University Tourism School (first time was Penang) and this time round we went to visit Cherating, Kuantan. It was my first time in Pahang and both our first times to the new place so yay! Intro pic looks so cheeky but I love it! We both looked so happy here. :))

First stop was lunch at a seaside seafood place.

Tim's junior, super active and outgoing Tour pack leader Haha.

Our next stop was the Turtle Sanctuary. I swear the baby turtles were the cutest things!! The place itself was not very impressive but seeing the turtles made up for it. You also get to pay and in the night release the little turtles into the ocean but we didn't do that due to time constraints.

Then we took a Mangrove Cruise along the Hafiz River. :) It was a relaxing nature-filled ride through the mangrove, which for me was another first. Along the way, on two separate occasions we spotted black and yellow snakes resting among the trees. The boatman said that snakes were only active during the evening, and if tourists are lucky they will also get to see squirrels, crocs and etc.

After a list of activities we finally reached our hotel, Impiana Resort Hotel Cherating.

The room we got. :) It was really cozy with all the wood and the reds in the room. And the best part, every room in the resorts gets a beach view which is a super plus! TV was instead a small computer monitor but it wasn't really a big deal. After checking in, we had ourselves sometime to rewind and play in the sea before heading over to the banquet in evening.

Went to the banquet that evening, enjoyed a buffet and a string of performances prepared by Tim's juniors, DT5 (Domestic Tour batch 5).  

Ordered room service that night cuz we were both hungry. Club sandwich.

Next morning. I wouldn't mind waking up to this view every day. :)

Hotel breakfast was good. :) They had a ton of choices to choose from, from western breakfast to porridge and nasi lemaks to an omelette counter. They also have the mini pancakes with the usual toppings made available such as honey and chocolate syrup!

Before departure, we went for a walk by the sea to take some pictures of the pretty place. :) After breakfast we went to play in the sea again but no pictures because neither of us brought our phones. :/

Wearing my super comfy romper from Cotton On, black cardigan from H&M and flats from Nose.

This place reminds me of Damai Beach Resort from back home. I really enjoyed my stay here. :)

Woke up after about an hour of bus ride, we arrived at Teluk Cempedak. Had lunch in the prettiest Mcd to date, one overlooking the ocean. I expected us to stop at some usual shitty R&R place but I woke up to this pleasant surprise. This place is so pretty it made my day. :)  They also have Chatime by the sea, Starbucks by the sea, KFC by the sea- this place is heaven! In the picture is Ben, Tim's junior and also a member of the Dance Club.

Photobombed by Tim LOL.

The beach is so peaceful and clean even though it is crowded. I really really want to come back here again. :)

One with Tim on the bus back to campus. :) And that concludes our 2D1N Cherating trip. Cheers to another trip together! Darling we've come a long way. 

With all the love,