Monday, 30 December 2013

23\\ santa bought me a new phone!

Taking vanity to another level.

I think it is a tradition that I have to change my phone at least once every two years or it is rather a curse. Gotten my first camera phone when I was 16 and I got my first smart phone which is an iPhone 4s when I was 19. In between I changed more than 3 handphones, that's roughly one each year. I guess it pretty much explained my clumsiness. Things get broken extremely easily in my care.

I drop my iPhone 4s so often I lost counts. Once, I broke the screen which costed me RM 180 to fix it. A month later, I dropped it into the water and the screen blacked out. The guy helped me to fix it by blow-drying it with a hairdryer, FOR FREE! I think my phone has been a strong one compare to the rest of its partner. No matter how I dropped it, it always stayed alive. The next time it happens, I did not drop it, I was  only charging it, and I could not switch it on, it just died on my like that!

I thought I would get the usual scolding for not taking good care of my stuff but no, daddy goes disguise as Santa without white beard and big sacks and bought me a new Samsung Note 3! I was so excited and overwhelmed, not only because he is willing to buy me such an expensive phone knowingly I might break it in near future (touch wood) but also his love for me.

As an Apple user switching to Samsung, everything amazed me! Bigger screen, faster processor, and I love it! The only problem I have now is the screen is so big I can't reach the corner with only one hand holding. Moreover, the camera is so good it has more megapixels than my Nikon J1 it leaves my camera useless! Well, one new phone makes two #firstworldproblem -- not complaining.

xx, shan

Friday, 27 December 2013

22\\ red christmas

Top: H&M
Bottom: Cotton On

HoHoHo! Very belated Merry Christmas guys! Forgive me for not posting this earlier, as I've been lazing on my bed these two days. But there's twelve days of christmas, rite? So I'm still on time, I guess? (or is it just a song? i don't know) Having two weeks off from college, but doesn't feel like it at all. Assignments to rush and to help on some office work. It's just too much work for holiday! Geez.

Had a double date on christmas eve with Lylia, Bryan and Drew. Dinner at Thai Thai, and later on grabbed some drinks at Sector 7. The traffic that night was crazy, not mentioning how long it took Drew to reach my place, and how sorry we are to keep the couple waiting. Heh!

I personally have a love hate relationship with December. It's my favorite month, as there's a lot of festive season going on, especially Christmas. But I too hate it, as it's the end of a year. And that also means a new year is coming, and I'm aging again. major wtf. But, I have a young heart *flipshair*!

For me, Christmas is red. Thus, I matched my whole outfit in red tone. A red sweater, a burgundy shorts and a matching Christmas hat. So jolly! Teehee!

x, jo

Thursday, 26 December 2013

21\\ it is a merry merry christmas

So guys, result was out few days back, I'm officially a first-year graduate now (for the second time). TEEHEE. It was long and dreadful wait for the result to be released in order to fully enjoy my holiday. Well, I don't know my grade yet but all pass kinda relieved me a bit, except the fact that my parents would want a B instead of a pass. Asian parents.

Gone are the days of studying over night memorizing cases. Ngawww, I wish my holidays never end but as soon as I know my result, the stress for the upcoming year kicks in. Anyway, it is over and done for now, I am free to do whatever I want now. Uh, not exactly since I still have assignments to rush on.

Went out to a coffee shop on Christmas eve to work on my assignments which I've to pass up on the last day of 2013. No, the fact that Christmas is over now doesn't ring the bell, I'm still taking it pretty lightly. My caramel macchiato was served with a 3D snowman coffee art, it brighten my day. Definitely one of the cutest coffee art I'd seen before my eyes.

Talking about Christmas, Jm told me that she went to Dublin for Christmas and looking at the photos of friends celebrating their Christmas in Paris, it excites me and encouraging me to work harder, there is where I will be next year around this time.

xx, shan

Friday, 20 December 2013

20\\ bangkok video diary

greetings earthlings! spent the past weekend in the city of angel (or sin, in my case) with two of my best friends +1 hawty for early new year shopping OR de-stress ( yet another good excuse, teehee.) flights plus hotel bookings made via pyotravel, costs us around rm720 each. i don't know if it's the best deal, but overall reasonable. friends told me they could have get better price, but i really think it was okay, really. but i don't mind getting cheaper price, so if you have any good deals, let me know. haha. #cheapskate. well, it was a fine 4D3N trip. touched down the airport around 4pm local time and it was considered late as we actually settled everything down only by 7. thus no crazy shopping moment was done that night, except naraya (to be frank, i don't know why is everyone so crazy with it, the design reminds me of retro pyjamas robe?!)

anyhoo, pratunam could be the most convenient area for shopping, street food and even massage. everything is so good, i can't even rate top one! i think cheap is the one word to describe things in bangkok (everything cheap cheap!), what's better than cheap stuff? nothing. #cheapskatex2 and need i mention that platinum mall is just hundreds metre away?!!! the one stop that can make you go broke! *jumpinginjoyinfactishouldbecryingcauseimbrokewtf. thus, i decided, to make a trip here every freaking year, ad that's good. haha.
more in details soon, and here's a video diary for you. stay tuned.
watch in HD, sorry for the shaky video.

ps: feeling hopeless at this point. that man's ego irritates me to the highest level right now. he always have the mind that we need to depend on him so much that he can be such unreasonable. #horriblebosses!

x, jo.

Tuesday, 17 December 2013

19\\ black dress, red lips

dress: brands outlet
bag: h&m
lipstick: maybelline

christmas is only one week away and i'm not done with shopping, forever yet. thinking of getting myself a christmas gift, but what? maybe an album of my fav singer, but i have too much. maybe a dress, but i have more than enough. maybe a heels, but i barely wear 'em. #firstworldproblem teehee!

i love red lips. it makes me feel like a lady, elegant yet cheerful. but it doesn't look good in polaroid, or is it just me? i don't know, but i personally love these photos. i have tons of it in my folder, it took me so long to choose only a few of them to post it here, and so i decided to make it into a gif, and you get to see more vain me.

have a nice day. (:
x, jo

Thursday, 12 December 2013

18\\ eleventh-twelfth-thirteenth

knitwear: H&M dress: cotton on

cloudy. weather like this always make me feel like autumn in malaysia. thus i put on something that represents autumn, an orangey dress and a knitwear, comfy much. was supposed to post this a month back, but i have assignments as an excuse so i decided to be lazy. but here i am to blog again.

handed up an assignment days ago, and i guess it's time to start the next one, though it's one month away till the  next due date. but yeah, december is gonna a busy month! planning for a new year eve party at my place, and i hope it turns out phan-tas-tick!  

oh! did i mention that i went to bangkok two weeks ago, no? shall blog more about it on the next post, so do stay tuned. overall, that trip was a boom, and we returned with an empty wallet. teehee!


Wednesday, 11 December 2013

17\\ creamy velvet

Exam has finally came to an end (a month ago). This whole exam thing has gotten onto my nerves although I seemed to be very calm about it. The ice cold examination hall, numbers of cases and pages of essays to be written down in only three hours. I dont know which one caused my numbed fingers. The freezer-like examination hall or too much writings.  I even got blister on my ring finger at the end of the exam. Not to mention my sore neck. Talking about hard work being paid off, it better be.

I wanted to dress a little different for the last paper as a symbol of celebration since we are all too tired to party after the exam. Matching my oversize sweater with wine red skater skirt makes me feel kinda cute(?) Sadly my wardrobe is full of one piece dresses, not much chance for me to mix and match my outfits, this is one of the rare opportunity.

On a side note, assignments suck, BIG TIME! Can't wait to get rid of them soon but too lazy to finish them way before deadline.

p/s - When I look at the photos, I feel like I am a red velvet cupcake I am having right now. Hence the title

xx, shan

Wednesday, 27 November 2013

16\\ Nickname

Fact about me: I love giving people nicknames, a decent one. 

Like how I'd call Jo Loo Loo or rather how I love my friends calling my sister Jie Lui and my mum Mummy Kong. Not only because it is cute, I personally think that by calling each other's nicknames drawn the relationship closer. No? If you are not close enough with someone, how would you dare to give her a name no one else would use except for  you or your gang of friends?

Same goes to me. As much as I like my name Shanny, I like how Hang and the gang call me Shan and when Doreen calls me Lei Shannie *mandarin accent* I think it reflects my personality. Different names tell different me in different people eyes, how I'd act and how I'd speak.

I dont like people calling me name like how they would call anybody else. You can call me my name, or just hey me. Dont call me babe or baby, I dont like that. I am special that way.

Anyway in short, nicknames are unavoidable if you are my close friend. I really think that it is cute and important, at least for me. Please bear in mind that if you are my friends, giving you nickname is one of the way to show that I am comfortable being with you. Vice versa, if you are going to give me one, please dont call me something that you'd call anybody else, that is not cool for me.

Do you have a nickname?
xx, shan

Monday, 25 November 2013

15\\ bugs and letters

 cap: bro's wardrobe
top: debenhams
dress: cotton on
bag: H&M

it was a date night with le boyfie, so i decided to put on something more feminine as i was all the time in pants. but me being me, will never go all the way ladylike, so a baseball cap is of (y). wearing cap plus taking photos indoor is quite challenging, no matter how hard i tried editing the lights, just can't get white fair skin for  my face. meh!

been having major ups and downs lately. then i thought that i really need a change. a change that is so significant, everyone else will be in shocked. lol.

personally don't think there's anyone who can learn to handle death, and i don't wanna learn that either. they always say, it's hard to say goodbye. it's real, it's really sad when you know you gotta say goodbye to that one person for good. maybe we will meet again in other form, but how sure are you? i regretted. i regretted that i did not insist to take a picture with you the last time we met, just both us. i regretted i did not kiss you on your forehead when you were conscious and tell you how much i love you. i'm sorry. i'm sorry for not telling you how thankful i am for all the years you have taken care of us when we were young. i'm sorry for not giving you much care for all the years when you were sick. i'm sorry and i love you, yeye. you were the greatest and strongest person. i hope you have been reunited with daddy in heaven.
ps. i hope you were happy when i fed you porridge, i miss it. (':

to grandpa with love, jo.

Friday, 22 November 2013

14\\ recent thoughts

Three paper down, one more to go, have been really busy with the current exam lately which, not really bothering me much. I've tried and doing my best anyway. Being attached with my notes and exam papers made me lost count of have many Kit Kats I've taken, they are the best study snack. How I wish exercising my brain and squeezing my brain juice could help me to burn some calories, then I wouldn't mind spending more hours sitting in front of the study manual and start munching some KitKats with staring at the books until I fall asleep.

There are so much changes in just few months time, different college, different environment and different people I am meeting which changed my way of thinking. I think I will need more time to adapt. Not that I don't like knowing new friends and all, but old is gold, I don't like mixing with too many people as long as I have a few friends who knows me truthfully, that is good enough for me. Positively thinking, being in apart from them makes me realize how loved I am where the bunch made Tuesday and Sunday available to have meals with me a.k.a Shan Shan day,  awesome much! 

I used to think that my friends who are going to England for their last year of degree are real lucky, like how I used to tease Jo by calling her rich people. Now when I am one of them, part of me can't wait to go. a tiny part of me wants to stay. I don't know what's in my mind either. Girls you know, sometimes even we can't read our own mind. I think I am over thinking, being sentimental is so not me, might be the hormones. Mehhhh. Should stop thinking too much and work on my next paper, then I will be a freeeeee bird.

xx, shan

Tuesday, 22 October 2013

13\\ testing water

oh, hey! i've been wanting to do this for quite some time but plans always change, and i guess this is finally the right time to do so. and now i'm gonna make it short and clear. yes, i am trying to clear my wardrobe and you pretty, kind and helpful people will help a lot by buying my stuffs. haha. honestly, i'm not expecting a lot from this, just trying to get rid of good condition clothes here. i don't need it anymore, but who knows any of you might like it, rite?
prices are nett, and very reasonable i would say, as it will only range around rm5-rm30. depends on the original price, brands and times worn. also there would be some brand new clothes that i've bought but never worn. so pretty please, visit our preloved page here, or as shown below.

arigato gozaimasu!!! *bigninetydegreebow*

x, jo

Sunday, 20 October 2013

12\\ sept video diary

currently listening to: san cisco - fred astaire 

as promised, here's the sept video diary. i know it's super delay to post this right now as october is actually coming to an end already, but at least i took the effort to edit this huh. so please just forgive me. talking bout the end of october, it's about halloween! i remember how we used to organize a halloween party during high school time, no dressing up shit. but hey, alcohol is a must! hahah. thinking should we do it once again, but most of the friend's aren't in town, and that is rearry sad! as it is really hard to get a company to have random dinner night, and moving away so far from them makes it even harder for occasional supper. geez. right now craving for ipoh super smooth taufufa again! someone please deliver it here, right now!

x, jo

Thursday, 17 October 2013

11\\ goodbye, september

so september ended quite quickly, and it's already mid october. class started for almost four weeks, but i'm still feeling quite lost. ahhh, law nonsense. anyway, let's do a short recap on september and some current updates. september is mostly about  gaining weight, eat and eat and eat and meeting old friends, before they fly to uk (again). now, i really can't wait to fly there too, but somehow i hope time passes slowly, i don't think i can stay there without everything here. talking bout all these makes me feel sad.... also met the childhood friends in sam's wedding. 

yesterday was a bad luck day for me, my (bro's) car was hit by another car, thank god le bro's car was flexible enough only cause few scratches on the bumper but the other fella's bonet dropped out a lil. opps! in conclusion, i have no lost, but i was so panic but acted super duper chill.keep telling myself, i must not let that guy know that i'm panic, or else he would bully and ask me to compensate instead. phewww. 

on the above is an ootd for today. both top and bottoms are from h&m. i decide to pair them this way because the flower on the skull has some mint element, and i think it's really nice, right? (: 

that's all for today, september video diary next. stay tuned.

x, jo

Monday, 7 October 2013

10\\ of lace and flowers

May brought a bouquet of flowers together with a bar of my all-time-favorite dark chocolate as my anniversary gift from Lenny. It was supposed to be a surprise but these two were never good in surprises, so yeah. *giggles*

That's the con of being in a long distance relationship. You don't have your boyfriend around you 24/7, you get expected 'surprises', it still made my day. I mean which girl doesn't like flowers and surprises? Be it a not-so-perfect one.

xx, shan

Saturday, 14 September 2013

9\\ tourist trap

Just ended my three months long holidays (ended about two weeks ago actually). We'd made so many plans during exam period but none of it worked. Big bro Hang deserves a golden medal for booking the apartment, planning this trip, fetching us there and even making us breakfast! If weren't for the last minute, nothing will get done, there won't be a perfect escape for all of us.

Woke up 4am, drive up to Mossy Forest for the view, which is another sudden plan we did the night before. Too bad it was too misty, there's nothing we can see.
 Us at 2000m above sea level.

Went to the Boh tea plantation for our breakfast. This place is so chilly, especially we took the outdoor seats and every time the wind blows, we shivered. I guess it is a cool way to torture ourselves. Pun intended! 
 Candid shot by May.
  Laarnia with her big ass self-picked strawberry.

After two days of fun, we headed to Lavender Farm before going back to the city again. We spotted this place on the first day and decided that we really have to come for the sake of the colorful flowers!
 Sea of flowers.

Our definition of ugly face.
 Lenny and I ordered this lavender scones which is surprisingly delicious!

  A group photo to mark the end of our trip.

Albeit it was only a 3days2nights trip, this whole trip was truly memorable, super grateful that all 6
of us could make it even thou we are all busy with our work. Can't wait for the next trip together, make sure it is a last minute plan to get it done!