Tuesday, 26 July 2016

| Shah Alam / Kuala Lumpur | April 2016 : Day 3

Early mornings on a holiday is so not getting in me but we need to do what we need to do.
It was way too early and still early when we got to the university venue for my sister's graduation. I don't work great with long hours and hot weather. Like oh my goodness I was already beyond cranky with sweats at the end of the day. But I survived. And I was beyond happy for words that I get to witnessed my sister's graduation. 

Called our preferred driver that late afternoon to pick us up. 
Was really excited to be back in KL that evening.

Traffic jam was pretty bad heading towards the city centre on weekends.
As we finally arrived at our hotel, we stayed at Bintang Warisan this time around and I simply love the oriental feel to it. Just in case you didn't know yet, there is something about differences in cultures that I adore. This one reminds me where part of me are from.

Settled in and had a little rest before we decided to go out again.

We had an early dinner at the hotel's cute little cafe.
I had this kinda, sorta Indonesian fried rice. 
Does not feel like it but heck yeah, whatever.

Time to head down to the malls to celebrate!
Finally setting up my feet here after all these years.

So many things I am tempted but first, cold pressed juices for the whole family and man, I am so in love with this natural frozen yogurt. Heard it's Spanish yogurt. So yummy!

It's getting late but we were walking around the city, with street lights shining bright.
Long walks, crowds and endless cars around. Buzzing busy bees, literally, do they even sleep? Some say, the night are still young. Does it ever get old for some?

Some days, I could get used to this.
Some things I could dance to with all the happenings.

Monday, 25 July 2016

| Shah Alam V1 | April 2016 : Day 2

Late night slumber still lingering,
On my mind had something playing.

We were supposed to have that breakfast down at the hotel's buffet table but we just want that chee cheong fun and raw fish porridge at Chinatown Petaling Street.

The thing about staying just next to the street. We later head down to Sogo Mall area using the convenient train ride and around nearby malls. I was not up for shopping any items yet, so I just had a quick browse on the shelves. Everyone kind of had early lunch but I was not hungry so I just had laici kang drink before we rushed back to the hotel.

It was already noon when we checked out of the hotel.
I gave in the idea that we should use GrabCar instead. We figured that some taxis are no longer on our list. Sorry but not sorry. Take this as a challenge to improve your services please. I rather go for Grab or Uber now.

Reached Shah Alam and we got ourselves an artsy fartsy hotel for the night. It was so pretty! Headache from the previous night is in.Oh gosh! I had a little nap while everyone was outside while I'm in the room. Seems like there is nothing much to do in  this area. Tried searching but we had no clue at all. We just had to call for a GrabTaxi to Mutiara Damansara. Sadly, this Shah Alam area does not have a GrabCar. We had to settle for what we have.

I have always been a fan of Damansara.
I don't know why but well maybe this place reminds me of those past years I had. That will be another story to tell. Ikea, Ikano spells familiarity. We were there for few hours. Grabbed everything we needed when it suddenly came pouring outside. We were caught in the rain before we got in our GrabCar.

Dinner back in Shah Alam was in one of the restaurant on the same block as our hotel. It was fine. Nothing special, just the typical. But you know what? Nothing beats the street food we had there. We just had to try and check out those KuehTiaw Goreng and Fish Burger. Too good! Wished I had pictures but it was too good, it did not made it through the shot. Geez. Goes straight into the stomach.

Food coma to end the night.
Thank you berry much, yes berry. I kid you not.

Sunday, 24 July 2016

| Kuala Lumpur/ Selangor | April 2016 : Day 1

Early morning airport vibes before flying off. Still sleepy on that very day but oh so good to get some off from work. 

In the state of blurriness ( If such word even exist ), coincidently this familiar place was caught up with haze at the same time. It was ecitement and mied feelings to be here after like almost 10 years.

Reminiscing over the years where I met part of the Frequency Cannon band, my Borneo girls Izah and Evon (  whom we met because of our love for the local bands ), Hsu Jen, Joyce and Sze Ning from our roadtrip to the Orang Asli village.

Touchdown on a Friday. Unexpected plans were set on for the night. I was never a avid party goer but I was always a fan of Urbanscape event from afar back home. So it was great to hear that my musician friend, Shaneil got me in the party. Went for the ride with Marsha, a friend of Shaneil, along Petaling Street and we finally found the Urbanscape House right at Medan Pasar.

When we've arrived, it was around 9pm, where everyone at the venue was already coming in and out. Booze and bits to chomp, dark room filled with stylish crowds. Paints of artsy fartsy on lower ground floor and upper floor walls. Music was loud and alive. Played a game with blue balloons with Marsha at the grounds. Met this familiar social media lady, Jaydee who was in charge of the game. In between vodka and sandwiches, Colin caught me in the crowd, saw him and he was with Prakash Daniel, whom I finally met in person that night. We only talk well more like shouting a bit. While Shaneil was lost in the crowd, I saw Reza Salleh from far a distance. Wanted to say hi but he was already with a group of people and I for once, was really shy that day. And Arnold Loh was busy greeting everyone, I did not get to say hi as well. While we were just standing next to Tame Impala that night, I just don't have the guts to have a picture with them. Or was it just probably because I was not a big fan to do so. 

We headed upstairs for the artsy exhibition. 

Collin introduced me to Dan and Jeffery of the band, Reach For The Skies. Yes, we were like finally met, in person. 

We were only in Urbanscape for a little while. Shaneil took me to his hood, Merdekarya in Petaling Jaya for drinks. It was a nice place to just chill with the sound of music. It was my first time, so I was not expecting that much. I honestly did not feel that night. I don't know. It was probably because of something. Despite everything, I was overwhelmed with the band that night. It was already late since I got an early agenda that morning. But I bid farewell to Merdekarya that day, I don't know when I will be back but it is official to say, how much I love being a new Sons of The Soil fan. 

Thursday, 21 July 2016


| Shall we dance into that secluded sandy beaches, kissing pain and sorrows, sitting quietly on the rocks, catching love waves, like no one else sees, but just the two of us? |

Monday, 18 July 2016

In the Heart Of Thaipusam

Bright sunny days, Somedays somehow it will eventually be it,
 in love of those days, like I finally no longer denying it.

Was on a flight from Selangor recently, sat beside the window looking at the clouds. Restless me, I just need to do something. I took an inflight magazine out. Just browsing I swear, never intended to do a heavy reading anyway. But, but this particular article took my attention, I just had to. 

I am no religious person to begin with. But I have an open mind about learning and accepting other people's own. It doesn't matter what race or religion you are in, I believe that knowing other people's beliefs make you understand them more. 

Well back to speaking of the article I have just read. It was about a Tamil- Hindu celebration called Thaipusam. I have always wanted to come and visit Batu Caves since I don't know when. I'm no fit kind of person and to think that I had to climb those stairs, makes me think twice. But it will also be nice to experience that once in a lifetime. That long walk with that crowd I know I wouldn't mind. 

Someday I wish to witness this in front of my two front eyes, nothing beats real life. Like the procession I'm keen to see in Bali, somehow like this one, there's just something about one's culture that caught me. In the eye or in the heart, I'm not quite sure. The beauty which interest me, it's beyond words. It's personal, I guess.