Tuesday, 25 October 2016

Warwick Reunion at Dharmini's wedding

When I was studying in Warwick, every year we staged the Warwick Malaysian Night and with that we also performed the Dikir Barat. We have always thought (and still think) that we have the best Dikir team. Precise movements, synchronized claps and military style training (a lot of screaming to get those moves perfected). It was during these dikir practices that each batch would bond and we became so close. And we all bonded no matter what race we were, we were just all Malaysians. This is when I became close to my Chinese and Indian Malaysian friends. This picture below was taken back in 2003, our first year at Warwick and our first Malaysia night.

Fast forward 11 years later, I was delighted and touched when Dharmini suddenly contacted me to invite me to her wedding. I was so excited to go and have a lil mini Warwick reunion.

I was also very excited to witness the Indian wedding ceremony. So that day, coincidentally I had a few errands to do so in the evening I went to the temple to witness the ceremony.

There were so many things that was done during the ceremony that the whole thing took about 3 hours. Here is a summary that was provided to us so that we could understand.


A few of the girls, her closest friend in Warwick were the bridesmaid. It was so cute seeing Chinese girls in Sarees! Here is the Warwick gang at the ceremony.

The reception was held at Royale Chulan on the Saturday night. There were 2 tables of Warwick alumnis and Dharmini even mentioned us in her speech. Especially for Chris and Vidya who came back from the UK especially for the wedding. There were a few people who are working in Singapore now so they came back as well.

Top : With Vidya
Bottom L : With Safa
Bottom R : With Levin
The wedding was pretty laid back. 10 course delicious Chinese dinner accompanied by video montages of the ceremonies (India and Buddhist), video speeches from people who could not attend and even a music video  of JT's song "Can't Stop the Feeling" where we couldn't believe that Dhar danced!

Kiss from the Groom to the Bride
So shy on the forehead only!
Safa was my plus one for the night. Both our husbands couldn't make it so we ran solo that night!
Safa was my housemate for 2 years back in Warwick and we go all the way back from college times!

Of course we had to take a Warwick pic, complete with Dikir Barat moves! We really need to sort out a proper gathering coz there are so many people in our batch!

Warwick Dikir Barat team

It was such a great night to see everyone again! Thank you so much Dhar for inviting me and congratulations on your wedding!

Warwick University
Class of 2005

Tuesday, 11 October 2016

Review - Bourjois Souffle de Velvet Matte Lip

Hello hello!

Things have been pretty manic at work so haven't had the chance to update since the F1 weekend!
Anyhoo, today I wanted to share with you a new matte lippy from Bourjois!


For days when I can't quite be bothered for a full face make up, a red lippy goes a long way to give you a fresh look. Here I just applied foundation, eyeliner and the new souffle de velvet matte liquid lipstick!

Red matte lips
This is in the colour 07 Plum plum pidou. I love that this is sheer matte. So if you don't want to stand out so much, you can blend it so that it's not super bright red. It is also does not dry your lips! The dofur application is also nice and soft.

07 Plum

Top : Blended so it looks sheer
Bottom : Bright colour

Another plus is taking it off. I hate it when I am trying with all my might to take off the matte liquid lipstick but it's like a layer of paint that needed to be stripped off. With this one, all I needed was a dry tissue! 

You can get yours at Watsons for RM42.80, available in 8 beautiful colours!

Special thanks to The Butterfly Project for the hook up!

* Product courtesy of Bourjois Malaysia but all opinions are of my own.

Wednesday, 5 October 2016

Review - Lunch at Nobu KL

“Nobu is the world’s hippest restaurant chain.”

Touted as the hippest restaurant, usually frequented by celebrities I finally had the chance to experience Nobu. I went there with my friend Diana and my sister for lunch.

As we have never been to Nobu before, we left Diana to do the ordering. I must say her choices were pretty spot on as I loved all of the dishes she picked. Check out what we had! (Disclaimer: I am no foodie so my description may not be spot on, so apologies!)

1. Nobu scallop tacos RM18
This was so pricey! I thought it was RM18 for the whole plate but it turned out to be RM18 each! I could have definately given this a miss.

2. Salmon New Style Sashimi RM65
Broiled salmon with soy sauce

2. Baby tiger shrimp tempura in creamy spicy sauce RM60
This was soo delish!! Loved this!!
Juicy succulent shrimp but crispy on the outside with spicy sauce.

3. Chilean Sea Bass RM140
The sauce on the was to die for. It was sweet and spicy.

4. Sushi
Salmon and eel sushi (no pic sorry!)

5.Dry Aged Prime Ribeye Anticucho RM155
Juicy and tender beef with 3 different sauces. I had this with rice as I was still hungry then :p

6. Bento Box RM35
Molten lava cake with Macha ice cream.

Overall, the food was undoubtedly delicious but it comes with a hefty price tag. You also need to know what you are ordering so that you don't waste your money ordering something you don't like. Personally, I think once is enough as I can't afford to dine here often. Our bill came to RM800++ eekk! But everyone should go there at least once!! The dinner menu is much more extensive so you may prefer going for dinner as well.

Lunchie with Diana and Teerah
Thanks for the company and lovely lunch girls!

Tuesday, 4 October 2016

2016 Formula 1 in Sepang - I WENT!!

After the all the Nico stalking last week, I was hoping to catch the race in Sepang. I was even tempted to purchase some discounted Grandstand tickets but I didn't get the green light for the hubster. Then on Friday night my aunt told me that she has 2 Grandstand tickets!! She even reserved the first ticket for me and the other one is up for grabs. Then my sister answered the group chat that she wanted it. I was surprised as she is not a fan but she didn't mind going. So we decided to go, the 2 sisters, the 2 mummies! hehe

We drove and the traffic wasn't too bad. The traffic was heavy only after the Sepang circuit turnoff. We also managed to get parking and paid the RM100 (!!!) charge. Bay 2 and 3 was within managable walking distance.

At the entrance
We were seated at the Jade seats right in front of the pit stops. The start and finishing line was to our right.

View of from our seat

Pit stop action
Because of the straights, we also managed to catch Nico overtaking in action.

Kimi Raikonen

Nico Rosberg!
It was a very good race for Teerah to watch for the first time. It was eventful from the very start, where Nico was spun out from his second place and dropped all the way to P21. He fought his way up very quickly thanks to the Mercedes car. Unfortunately for Lewis, who was comfortably leading, his car caught fire! Then Nico got a 10 second penalty for when he was overtaking Kimi. It meant that although he was in 3rd place, he had to be ahead of Kimi by 10 seconds for him to retain that position. Luckily he did, so P3 for Nico. Due to his 3rd place and Lewis not completing the race, Nico managed to open the gap wider for the Driver's Championship.

Devestated Lewis

After the race, people jumped off their seats to go to the track. It was a bit too high for me to jump down so I didn't. Sedar sikit la awak tu mak org! hehe

The 3 winners

Massive thanks to my aunt and uncle who gave up their tickets so that their F1 fan of a niece could watch the race this year. A huge thanks to the hubby who let her wife watch it too!

Another great day out with the sister (not that we don't see each other enough already!)

Bumped into old college mates!

5 more races to go and I hope Nico can become the World Champion this year!!

Nico for P1

Friday, 30 September 2016

Meeting Nico Rosberg and selfie fail!

So 3 years ago, when Lewis started with Petronas I went to the meet and greet session at KLCC. They were there for the signing session for a mere half an hour and when I found out that they were leaving, I quickly went to the back door of the stage in the hope to catch a glimpse of them. I had my phone ready to record and Lewis blitzed by and I said hi. Unfortunately my phone somehow was not recording. Then I head that Nico wanted to go to Topshop so I quickly ran to the shop and managed to take a photo of him shopping. Back then I wasn't into Nico so much, so I didn't bother to take a pic with him.

However since Lewis has been the world champion for a few years now, I really wanted to see Nico win this year. And he was been doing an exceptional job so far to even leading the championship points by 8 points right now. I also feel like he really appreciates his fans more. I loved that he does a Facebook live video after each race. Even when he sucked at the race.

This year I went to the Meet & Greet session at KLCC. I just wanted to catch a glimpse of them and take a pic from far. When I got there at 6, the Concourse was quite packed.

However when I looked at the lines, it was pretty much moving. Also, the Meet & Greet session was only suppose to start at 6.30 but at 6pm both drivers were there already and started the session. So I thought, why not? Just get in line and see where it would take me. I did bring my Nico cap and last year's lanyard just in case I got lucky.


During the autograph session, Lewis stayed on stage while Nico actually moved down off the stage following the lines as it was quicker that way. He stayed off stage the whole time and from where I was queuing he was only about 10 feet away. So I called out his name and he smiled at me when he looked up.

So at around 6.45pm, suddenly the organisers cut the queue just 6 people in front of me. Meaning that everyone in front would get their chance while the rest of the queue will not be able to get a signature. From where I was standing, Nico was again quite close by at the bottom of the stage. I called out to him again and said that they have stopped the queue and buat muka kesian! I called out his name a few more times as well and he looked up, waved and smiled.

Then at 7.15pm the announcers announced that the drivers will have to leave soon. But I kept hoping that somehow he would come by and left my video recording. And to my absolute delight, suddenly he ducked below the barriers and CAME STRAIGHT TO ME!!!!! In the video, all you could hear was me muttering "omgomgomg"! He came and signed my cap! Then we wanted to take a pic but it was on video (front facing camera - not selfie) but he had to move quickly so he just grabbed my phone and turned it around to capture us together! Unfortunately my camera was on zoom so all you could see was my excited face! Gaaahhhh! But my friend correctly pointed out, NICO ROSBERG touched my phone!! hehehe

The moment he came up to me to sign my cap!

I am so happy that I got my cap signed!! It was so nice of him to come to see his fans! To make the extra effort to make his fans happy! This was precisely the reason that I have been liking him more and more this past year.

My signed cap

So since I did not get a proper selfie with him, I was on a mission. To get that selfie! So the next day he was scheduled to be at a Petronas station in Ampang. So during lunch, I went there to get that coveted selfie!

I started queuing again and this time the lines were not that long. But they had other things on the agenda, like Q&A and pit stop challenge. At one point, I got out from the line to see him at the front. Then he was heading towards the pit stop challenge and I saw my opportunity. As he walked by, I called out his name again and he once again stopped for the selfie. But I was trying to tell him yesterday's story and he was again moving fast so our selfie was a big blur! SIGHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!

another #fail

I followed him to the pit stop challenge where he was merely 3 feet away. Watched him change the tyres and then headed back to the line in the hope that I would get that perfect selfie with him

Once I got back to the line, we had to wait a while for the Q&A session and then the signing session finally started. This time around, the line barely moved! I don't know why it was so slow! After about half an hour they announced that the drivers had to leave! :( I tried again while they were leaving but by this time they have been tightly surrounded by the security guards. I will have to settle for a blurry selfie. But I guess I was very lucky the day before when he came over to sign my cap!

Unfortunately I am not going to the race this weekend. Would love to but Kimi didn't want to leave the kids so I will have to give it a pass. This race will be a decider, so I guess it's better to catch it in full on the TV. I'm sure it'll be an exciting one with freshly resurfaced so all teams are not sure how the tyres will be. Again with the HOT weather in Sepang, it'll be a challege! Apparently one car caught fire today at Practice 1. So super excited for the race this weekend and GO ROSBERG!!

Monday, 19 September 2016

Window Shopping at Louis Vuitton

I haven't posted anything Bag related so let me feast your eyes on some eye candy!!

Mummy and I went into LV, Suria KLCC over the weekend as mummy was thinking of getting something to mark her retirement. On the way to LV, we spotted a girl carrying a smaller version of the LV Kimono and it was so cute!!

So first thing we wanted to see was the Kimono PM.

Kimono PM

This comes with a shoulder strap as well. I love the size and since it's in black it would make the perfect work bag! This one is RM11,200.

Then I looked at other bags, just for fun.
I have been eyeing on the Lockme II BB as well. I wanted to see if it was heavy especially with the metal short handle but it's not so heavy. That short strap is pretty short though.

This LV Twist WOC is cute as well. I love small handbags now since I usually have to carry the big diaper bag.

Tried this one for fun! They have it in all black too!

It's crazy how expensive LV bags are these days! Most of the bags are close to RM10k.
Oh the SA who served us was called Hanif and he was so nice and accommodating. So ask for him if you need help in LV ok?

Wednesday, 14 September 2016

Benefit Brow Workshop and new product alert

I signed up for Benefit's Brow workshop last week and went to Avenue K for the class.

Their brow expert went through all the necessary steps for doing your eyebrows. It was a pretty personal one was they went through the different steps/actions required suited for your own eyebrows. They also went through the steps one by one and you are following them along the way using all Benefit products.

Here are the steps;

1. Primer

For someone with barely there brows, I definately need to prime my brows!

2. Drawing the brows

You need to map your brows as follows;

Make 3 marks to shape your brows using the Goof Proof pencil.

3. Gimme brow

This is to further fill in your brows. For someone with sparse brows, you should back comb the brows so that more fibres stick to the hairs so that it seems fuller.

4. High brow

Lastly using high brow, draw below and above the brows and blend.

Tada! Here is my brows on fleek after the class.

Thank you

New product alert

After the workshop, I walked around Sephora and noticed this item.

Basically it's a combination of two eyeshadows and there are 3 combos in this pallette.

The pallette comes with this ball sweeper and basically you sweep across the combo using the toll and then sweep it across your eyelids. See instructions below!

Auto eyeshadow application in one sweep! Love it!! Especially for someone who is always looking for shortcuts during application! WIN!

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