Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Hiruscar Dance Competition Finals - The Origins


Selfie taken in the morning of Hiruscar Dance Competition Finals. :) On our way to Berjaya Time Square, the venue of the competition.



Alongside 9 other teams, we entered the finals with most votes thanks to all of you supporters! :)




Picture taken with Tim in Sakae Sushi before that. 

Tim looked miserable! He had heavy fever on the eve of the competition and I spent the whole night looking after him. #bestgirlfriendaward He still felt miserable the next morning, poor thing! The pair of cat eyes belongs to YeanWearn, my hot team mate.







Pictures with the mates. I'm sure you can see the theme of our costumes if not already- camo. It's super nice. :) We had to incorporate the Hiruscar tee which was quite troublesome but we made it work! I was wearing a sweater so I just tied my Hiruscar tee behind my butt. We are the only group who had forked out money on our costumes I guess.

Probably can't tell from the pictures, but I wore green eye shadow that day to match the camo theme!



Here is the bee-deoooo of our finals. :) Tell me what you think of our performance! We really put in a lot of effort preparing for the finals I am sure it showed in our performance. I think we did great but sadly, there are a few teams who did really well too.




In the end, The Origins walked away with 2nd Runner Up, in addition to Best Flash Mob Team. :) Thank you The Origins for the opportunity! Love you all.



The Origins and the Taylor Lakeside people and friends who came to support us! 



One with the organizers and all the contestants. Everybody did so good! So proud of having the chance to compete among so many talented dance lovers.




Hung out with friends after that. :) Visited the Batman Exhibition held at Pavilion.







Flash back to World Fest, where The Origins performed and walked away with 2nd Runner Up Best Performance of the night. :)



If you haven't watched the performance vid, here you go! :)



Ending pose for some reason weirdly concentrated on the right side of the stage lol. 

Finished today's post in record-breaking speed because heading to bed soon! Finals in 2 weeks time so this is probably my last blog post till after that. Wish me luck!




With all the love,
Kxin

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

My Birthday 2014


This is the only proper self shot from my birthday so intro pic it is! My birthday was on 29th May and I really enjoyed my simple celebration. :) Read about my birthday dinner at Italiannies here.

I always think that people deserve to feel special on their birthday. At least once every year, you know? I am the type of person who cannot remember peoples' birthdays and I always get into shit for that lol! And because of that as well, I never really expect people to remember my birthday or get me gifts. I'm blessed though, because I am always made feel special on my birthday every year. Big ways or small. One of the reasons why I love blogging about them.



This birthday involved a lot a lot of heart shaped balloons. 






My birthday eve was a Wednesday and on usual weekday nights, the team had dance practices till late to prepare for our Hiruscar Dance Competition. Which explains the unfab hair and clothing in the pictures. After practice and supper, I came home to this lovely scene of a sea of red balloons on my bed. Before I was done admiring them, Tim came in with my birthday cake and sang happy birthday for me. Super touched! :')





In most of the balloons there were puzzle pieces and I had to pop the balloons to get them. The puzzle pieces joined up into a handwritten birthday wish. :)

I felt sad to be popping the balloons for I'm sure Tim put in a lot of effort to blow all the balloons up. In the end we left one unpopped and it is floating on the floor in my room now. :) The smart boyfriend also taught me a way to pop the balloons without actually popping them because I didn't dare to do so. And that is to make a slit with your scissors at the tied end of the balloon. I didn't know that. Learnt something new!




We saw each other a lot that day he had to make sure his timing was right so that I wouldn't come home to see the surprise before 12. He also only had a limited time to work with because I am only away from home during my morning classes. In addition to my birthday present, he put in the thought and effort to make this surprise happen for me. I'm really blessed and I feel really loved.

Thank you Tim thank you thank you thank you! Super duper gan dong 



Another surprise, the family recorded a birthday video for me.  It was my second time away from home on my birthday and I am really attached to my family so this is really special to me. Mom even made me a cake!

Bev sent the link to me and I cried throughout watching it. :') Correction, I laughed and cried simultaneously while watching it haha. My family is just too adorable! Even though we don't really say I love you and hug each other as much as I would like to, I know the love between us is no less. And it's so nice to see Vanilla too! :') You can only excess to the video here on my blog because it is not listed on YouTube and I wanted to share this with my readers because I love you all lol.



I went Hahahahah when I saw this. Thank you Mom. ♡ 

Mom always send me the bank slip when she sends money over and this time the bank slip was special. Most insincere birthday card ever haha but I received your wish loud and clear. Love you too!




The Dance Club family made it a point to get me a card and cupcakes. :) 

I love receiving cards signed with personalized messages so thank you guys! The cupcakes are Red Velvet and Black Forest bought from a local bakery and they were wrapped in festive silver boxes. Not sure if they knew I love red velvet or was it a coincidence but I really loved them they were really good.




This was another unexpected one! Received a Pandora charm for my bracelet from the girls back home- Bev, Lydia, Tian jie, Ni jie, Lebbie and Angel jie. It is a Murano glass charm with tiny cherry blossoms. Super thoughtful la the girls! Such a lovely addition to my bracelet. :')




Added two new Revlon Super Lustrous lipsticks to my collection of lipsticks courtesy of Wee Sung. :) We were at Watsons together and at the counter he offered to pay for them saying that it would be my belated birthday present. Thanks man! Then he went on and on joking about how lucky he was that the bill did not add up to hundreds of ringgits LOL.

The two new ones I got were the Pink Velvet and Rose Velvet, with swatches in the second picture. :) So far I have 5 Revlon Super Lustrous lipsticks and I only get the lipsticks from this collection because I love the classic gold black packaging. It is inexpensive but the colors are nice and there is a wide variety of colors to choose from!



Ferng knows how much I love my Nutella so he got me one medium bottle as my present wheeeee. :)



And this was a picture sent from Kuching by bestie Ivelyn. :) 

Haha she got me a present, sent this picture to me and told me to claim it from her when I'm back in Kuching. So thoughtful! She has always been a thoughtful friend to everyone, which explains why she has so many friends. She manages to become close friends with a girl who doesn't talk to people at all and I admire her for that! So lucky to have her in my life. 






Then I received this gift from Sephora. :) It's a mini 4-lip gloss stick made especially for members' birthdays. The colours are nice and the packaging is super cute! The mini size is also so convenient to carry around. Love it! A lovely addition to my lip products collection.



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It is now time to thank all the people who has wished me through whatever means. Thank you all so much for your wishes! People are not obliged to wish you happy birthday but they made an effort to do so. I am not just saying this- I really really appreciate each and every one of them. :) 

Every year I will also receive a birthday wish from this friend and without fail in his text this sentence will appear, 'you forgot my birthday again!'. And every year I have replied, 'sorry sorry I will try to remember next year!'. Never happen. Every year when I receive his text i will LOL to myself and sigh, gosh I forgot again. His birthday is on May 17th but I just never manage to remember! Sorry friend~ I appreciate you nonetheless!



Above is one of the more memorable among the Facebook birthday wishes hahah. You don't get to hear people say that to you everyday do you? Shocked to see but flattered at the same time, thank you. :)

I've heard people saying this before, 'if it's not for Facebook people wouldn't remember my birthday!'. That is technically true but people are so busy with their own lives why is it that they have to remember your birthday? I personally think this feature of Facebook is great, and even better when the wishes are from friends you don't really talk to anymore. It gives you a chance to be in touch. Be it they really remembered or it is just Facebook, they have no obligation to wish you happy birthday, but they did. So yeah! There should be no complaints to receiving so many birthday wishes on your birthday. Like what I said, everyone deserves to feel special on their birthday. :)



Example, he is one of my best friends from tuition back in my primary school days. I typed his Chinese name but I'm not even 100% sure anymore haha. We haven't seen each other for who knows how long now but on this day, we got to talk and joke with each other, even just for a little. Thank you Facebook for this!

This post ended up longer than I expected! Haha but I enjoyed writing this. Once again, thank you everyone for making my birthday special for me. I really appreciate every one of you. :)




With all the love,
Kxin

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Italiannies Pasta Pizza & Vino, My Happy Place


Italiannies is my happy place, our happy place. :) 

We've had a few dates here so far and each time we leave with good memories and satisfaction in our tummies. Tim's family love the restaurant and he brought me here for the first time way back. I've never eaten in Italiannies with anyone before Tim so it's special for me! The branch we always go to is the one in Paradigm Mall because we always go there for movies dates, and we usually eat here before or after our movie.



One thing that I love about this place is their complimentary white and herb bread with Balsamic vinegar sent to us when we sit down at our table. You can ask for any number of times the bread as you wish. Haha but we no cheapskate, and for once I think, the most we got was 2 plates of bread. But like i said, as many times as you want. :P




Flash back to our first date there. :)) 




Smoked Duck with Buffalo Cheese Pizza from their special menu, Classic Carbonara, and Shrimp and Mushroom Linguine. 






Menu for another evening was Mussels cooked with Fresh Herbs served with bread, Shrimp and Pesto Pizza and the Salmon Fettuccine. I remember we over ordered that evening haha, but the mussels were so good!




The Shrimp and Pesto Pizza was from their special pizza menu. We always opt to try new things but it was so good we had to have it on two separate occasions. Plus Tim's cute selfie from that evening. :)



It was my birthday last Thursday (29th May YAY) and we were out to get dinner then a movie. Guess the restaurant? 



Surprise, surprise!




Opera Cake Tim got me from RT Bakery, and my birthday present from him this year. 





Menu for my birthday evening was Seafood Risotto and Smoked Salmon Pizza. :) Both the dishes consisted of my favourite things and they were so so good!

Initially we wanted to once again order from their special pizza menu but it was not available anymore. :C The Smoked Salmon pizza was from their standard menu but it is equally good so no complaints! It has this sour savory paste as base and it is really flavorful. The onion slices also added some crispy texture.



Messy haired shot with my birthday cake. 

Had a stupid argument with Tim about risotto during the dinner. One thing led to another and it exploded into a huge fight. Ruined the night and in the end I even tweeted, "Italiannies used to be my happy place :'(". But to look back and when we talked about it with each other and with friends, it got us laughing and we realized really how stupid it was. Tim was kind throughout that rough evening though. He is just so patient with my stupidity and immaturity I am really thankful for him! I am really, really loved. :) To reflect upon it, I am not upset anymore. Not upset at all even.

Italiannies used to, is and will always be my happy place. Happy 22nd birthday to me!

Italiannies
Kelana Jay CF-15 & 23, Level C,
Paradigm Mall, No. 1 Jalan SS7/26A,
Petaling Jaya, 47301 Malaysia.
Tel No.: +60 378874677




With all the love,
Kxin