Tuesday, July 8

More of Sitiawan


Currently hooked on a TVB drama - The Ultimate Addiction starring an attractive cast. Bosco Wong, Kate Tsui, Sharon Chan and Toby Leung to name a few. I usually don't watch HK dramas because I couldn't stand conversations in Cantonese. I guess it was the visuals of tall buildings in Hong Kong that makes me think of people committing suicide every time I hear Cantonese / watch Hong Kong dramas. Weird I know. Nevertheless, this drama is far too good to care about my psychological wellbeing for the moment hahaha. 

Cutting the long introduction, here are some more interesting captures of Sitiawan. Actually haven't pulled out my camera in a while because the iPhone camera is so convenient at times ! 

I love telling people about my little hometown, Sitiawan, but recent years we have seen a swarm of tourists since the opening of Tua Pek Kong Temple located a little outside of Sitiawan. 



A place for prayer and a place for tourists to take beautiful pictures at the banks of the sea. 

Picturesque scene on our way home. 

The crowd at our popular seafood restaurants in Kg. Cina could be evidence of this in pouring of tourists. So recently, locals have discovered another amazing seafood place ! 


Hidden amongst trees, this cooling restaurant was empty when we were there.

but no, its emptiness definitely has nothing to do with its food because the food was superb. 

Shark meat. 

and what is a seafood meal without some crab ? 

It sort of felt like we were dining in the jungle but I have nothing to complain because the trees kept us away from the blazing sun and it was serene. Perfect for family meals. 

Talking about family. Here is a picture of my not too attractive brother hahahaha.

Site visiting in slippers and shorts. Not sure how safe that is but since I got cement stuck in my hair that day I'm guessing not grade A safe to be stomping around a construction site in uncovered shoes and untied hair lol 

Kudos to the workers who work tirelessly under the sun even during the fasting month. It's interesting watching them build because, can you imagine this space being a room where someone will sleep in, in a few months ? 

Kampuang. 
Definitely haven't visited Sitiawan with you haven't had this. 
My week here has just been an entire week of growing fat. Nevertheless I am overjoyed that Sitiawan finally has a cafe that serves decent coffee ! Reminds me very much of brunch places in Melbourne too ! 


Don't forget to drop by The Farm ! 
Full review soon so stay tuned. 
Till next time xx


Tuesday, July 1

Home.


They always say home is where the heart is. 

I'm back in Malaysia escaping the winter madness happening in Melbourne now. Albeit short, I'm enjoying every single moment of my time back home.  The food, the people, and -just sometimes- the sun. 

However a question that I never fail to receive when I come back is 
"Are you gonna stay in Melbourne or come back to Malaysia after you graduate ?"

My answer used to be a definite "OF COURSE I'M COMING HOME"  but there are times I'm not so sure anymore. There are so many things I love about Malaysia and there are so many things I love about Melbourne and neither of them outweighs the other. Sitiawan will forever be home. My family and my friends, the food, will forever be close to heart. I fit in here and I don't have to put on a different accent every time I speak to a different person. But Melbourne is comfortable and safe where worries of being robbed is non-existent. Furthermore, after spending some time in KL, the inflated prices, if compared one to one, is also so much more expensive than Melbourne. 

Therefore when asked, my answer now is "Well it depends who I end up being with"  because well, its true. Although I have made plenty of exciting plans for myself and I am really enjoying -a little bit too much- being single, there's no knowing what will happen in the next few years. Maybe I will meet a mandarin speaking French gentleman who will disrupt all my plans for the next 5 years. I don't know. Also because, it seems easier to let someone else make this tough decision for me. 

Nevertheless, that question does not need to be answered until 3 + years away, so for now, I'm gonna enjoy my life in Melbourne and my holiday breaks in Malaysia. Here are some visuals of my first week back ! 

Touch down at 7AM and was greeted with a hearty breakfast by mum consisting of fruit juice, bird's nest and foochow kompiang. Featuring also my sister's engagement flowers. 

MY SISTER IS ENGAGED OMG OMG OMG. 

By the way, am I the only person who disapproves of KLIA2's layout ? 

Doning vintage. Mum and big aunt definitely gave nods of approval to this. 

Pleated midi and embroidered floral crop both thrifted. 
In just a few days I gained like, all the weight I've ever lost this year. 
Malaysia y u do this to me. 

Mum wanted her own #OOTD

Red wine mee sua around Suria Damansara. Operated by a Sitiawan couple, they serve pretty good foochow noodles there ! 


Model parents. Literally.







Sunday brunch with the family. 
Kimono - Forever 21





My youngest brother lost over 10kgs since the last time I was back. I need to up my game here.

Now back in Sitiawan with my parade of dogs 
Here are Peanut Butter.


I'm blending in mommy !  


Till next time xx

Thursday, June 26

Beautiful Woman 2014


It has almost been a week since Beautiful Woman 2014 and I am really still so thankful for what God has done during the conference ! 

As the name suggests, this is an annual women's conference by Planetshaker's Church. This year, the event was held at Melbourne Convention Exhibition Centre (MCEC) by the Yarra River. 

First of all, thank God for the wonderful location. Not only is it by the serene Yarra River (almost my favourite part of the city), it is also really near the tram stop and DFO shopping outlet ! Perfect for a women's conference because you know how we girls love to wear heels and go shopping. 

Spacious area for all the girls to mingle and socialise. 
The decorations for Beautiful Woman never fails to amaze me. This year's decoration is by far my favourite ! 

Spring lounge for people to chill and have a cup of coffee.

Theme for this year's Beautiful Woman - Made for Worship

Absolutely love the details and the entire spring atmosphere. So girly ! 

Tea break. This weekend I am convinced, that NOBODY, should mess with hungry women. Unless you don't mind being shoved around and trampled on. 

There's even a beauty bar where you can get your hair, nails and make up done, all for free !
So much love for girls !!!

The auditorium filling up with girls. 


This year we have Prophet Cindy Jacobs and the mother of our house, Pastor Sam Evans preaching during the conference. So much healing going on in the auditorium !
 That weekend, God revealed to me about things I have never thought of before, healed broken areas in my life and convicted me on things that  been thinking/doing that does not align with His will. So powerful and  I am so thankful that not only does God have a plan for me, He is also guiding me, leading me, and teaching me as I walk in what He has called me to be in my life. 

Untold and Unusual Favour / Unprecedented Provision / Unmistakable Wisdom / Unreasonable Faith / Undeclared Mysteries / Unstoppable Momentum


The boys  men of Planetuni has also blessed us tremendously during the weekend. 


Our atas invitation to an afternoon out, prepared by the Planetuni men.
Planetuni is the University Ministry at Planetshakers Church. 


All of them suited up, transported us out of the city to a warehouse in North Melbourne and pampered us with good food ! First time noticing how good looking all our Planetuni men are after they put on a suit hahahaha.

Look what the men prepared for us !!!!! 
So amazed by the wide array of desserts and delicious food they prepared. Not forget the first class service with waiters on trays and a photo booth ! 



LOVE that they have my favourite cupcake - Raspberry White Chocolate from Cupcake Central ! 

All the girls awe-ing and taking pictures of the display. 

Girls swarming at the dessert table. 

Men behind the bar serving us drinks. 

This hometown friend - ngong meng looking pretty sharp in a suit ! 

Instant polaroids for the ladies ! 

We just hung around the entire afternoon and had an amazing time with the Urban Life.


Ladies of ULU05 ! 

With Happy, who brings with her so much Happy-ness ! 


Men of ULU05 ! 

Lastly with the entire ULU05. Love these people ! 

On the last night, Voon Jane also managed to join us at the event and both of us went out for a late night Korean soup + drink supper ! 




Also thankful for Brenda who blessed us with delicious home baked cookies. So good I downed it all in 5 minutes. I'm not even kidding. I was munching them down when I was studying and before I even managed to finish a sentence, I realised I finished all the cookies hahahaha.


Amazing amazing weekend. Cannot wait for next year's.
Next year we will be having Planetshaker's Awakening, Beautiful Woman and Mighty Men all combined into one mega conference. Make sure you sign up for the early bird prices ok ! You sure don't want to miss out the early bird price and end up getting a more expensive ticket. You also definitely don't want to  regret not being at the event because its gonna be one of the best times of your life !!! You can sign up online here  . Even if you're not in Melbourne, I assure you you're not gonna regret booking a cheap AirAsia ticket and flying over for the conference. Hope to see you there !!!



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Back in Malaysia and loving it !