Monthly Archives ∝ August 2012
I love this look, so vampiric! Something different compared to what I have done before.
Divide hair into 2 bunches left and right. Curl inwards towards your face.
Take 2 stands of hair just above the ear. Twist and pull to the back. Tie a knot, secure with pins or bands.
Tease the upper part of your hair.
Line your eyes with black eye liner.
Go over with black eyeshadow.
Go around with magenta.
Go around with purple.
Nude lips. Smudge hot pink in the center of your lips.
Green smokey eyes with heavy lower lashline shadow. Long falsies and Burberry creme lips. Feather earrings from Diva.
Most holidays, I stay coped up at home facing the good old Apple but this year’s Raya is a series of eat-athon & photography. Ever since I got my new camera, we’ve been to photography excursions in our garden where our outside cat shit. Good fertilizer.
Of course, we took the liberty to go to parks for photography as well.
The awakening of the Civet
Right before the holiday start, I rushed to finish up my latest painting for a mini exhibition. It’s gonna be sold together with Vinn and Michelle’s(my new staff!) paintings in Mojo Cafe. This particular piece is done on canvas, with paper pulp texture to hold the graphite and inks.
On one of our never-ending meals, what a term .. we do need to eat continuously for the rest of our lives anyway. Cis. Sometimes my brain is not up on par with my intelligence, I am telling you. Anyway, we went to Taman Desa’s Japanese BBQ. Not yakitori kind but just plates of food raw meat for you to burn and drop in the charcoal. Occasionally some may end up just nice and lands on your plate.
This place has delicious food. However, they are pricy. One plate of meat cost 8 bucks and has less than 10 slices of meat. If you really wanna fill up your gastronomical space, it might cost you 60 bucks.
If you head to the place later than 8.30, you get to wait for a long time. People are usually spending more time cooking and trying to get the waiter’s attention instead of chomping down their food. And they usually arrive in hordes. Which is what I like bout the place, the atmosphere is like a party!
I think we had Ba Kut Teh consecutively for three times already. And most of the times, I had to be dragged out of the bed and into the car. I can never fathom the idea of eating pork and only pork soup with rice for breakfast. What an indulgent start to a day!
Speaking of which, we went to movies too. I should take more portrait photos then you will know who are ‘we’. But the photos always end up being deleted due to my picky quality control, as if I am a pro :p
While waiting for movies, we hid in Mbuji and Pacific Coffee House to avoid the heavy influence of our inner shopaholics. It didn’t work very well, shopping was inevitable. Have you seen the photo of KY in a ladies’ glittering flats? Horrendous.
I do love tea time. It makes me feel British and who doesn’t love to play pretend.
Our escapades in food hunting brought us to Jalan Sayor where we debated over which crispy tofu stall is better. There are two of them and the one that has clippings of Chui Ling and her show on the mobile stall are the one that is lacking in texture. The other one is so crispy and flavorful.
I managed to take a cheat shot of a girl with a headphones. Street photography is difficult in the sense that they always notice you noticing them and taking a photo of them. She was looking away anxiously as I pretended to just browse my photos with my screen tilted. Good feature for peek shots like these.
Almost every day I paint my face and did my hair. I think I lost some of my confidence back when I couldn’t have a good photo of me taken. And also my ever protruding chin. Now that I have a camera AND braces, me confidence are slowly coming back. Funny how small issues like this can affect a girl so much. I would like it to be otherwise, but it is what it is.
If you do not know him personally, you should know he is a clown. that doesn’t stop. talking.
Went for authentic Hong Kong cuisine that day with Suan, KY, Ringo, Evelyn, Dennis and Joyce. The restaurant is located in Damansara Uptown and the environment is your typical middle class chinese restaurant vibe. Just the right amount of interior decor to warrant the price tags of the food and a semi-quiet atmosphere that puts you right at ease.
- a Shredded Chicken with Private Kitchen spicy sauce @ RM 12
- b Long Spring Roll with Shrimp Paste @ RM 10
The appetizers were served fresh and crunchy, I like the spring rolls as they are something different and though I had braces on I had no problem biting them at all. I think this is a good alternative to snacking on peanuts and you know it, chilies while waiting for the main food.
Can’t believe how many times I have eaten green chilies just cuz I was too hungry, you know.
- c Stir Fried Prime beef fillet in Strawberry & Black pepper sauce @ RM 28 (recommended)
- d Hong Kong style sand ginger chicken @ RM 25 (recommended)
- e Pan fried pork chop with lemongrass @ RM 25
- f Typhoon Shelter Tiger Prawns @ RM 38
- g Sauteed Chinese Chives with Pork Belly in XO sauce @ RM 18
- h Deep fried pork ribs with special salad sauce @ RM 32
- i Carrot & Radish with lean meat soup @ RM 6
- j Typhoon shelter noodles with pork chop in chilli & garlic soup @ RM 15
Hoo.. you have to try the stir fried prime beef in the strawberry sauce, the taste of it is so heavenly. The citrusy nature of the strawberries help tenderize the beef and the result is a perfectly cooked fillet that is tender and coated with a savory syrup.
We talked abit with the chef regarding his dishes and he gave a great tip regarding the presentation of the Sand Ginger Chicken. You know how all the chicken rice shops outside has the best looking chicken with golden skin. Then you try it at home and it looks pale grey like it’s been dead twice.
He said that the trick is to “rub the skin with tumeric powder. Then ‘drench’ the chicken in boiling water 3 times.” Thats the ultimate technique to perfect golden chicken skin.
The typhoon shelter noodles were spicy and memorable. I love anything that is spicy. Especially hot & spicy soup.
This would be a good place to bring your parents for a memorable dinner. Remember to account for ample parking time as the location is like a permanently full car park.
This is a super easy and mega fun hairdo that you can finish in minutes! Suitable for shoulder length hair as well. As long as you can achieve the bun, this hairdo is for you!
- Tie a loose ponytail, leaving out 4 sections of your hair (section behind your ear and also the entire headband section). Tighten the ponytail by tugging the lower ends. This will make the top of your hair go puffy.
- Spread your hair into 2 sections just above your rubber band. Tuck the ends of your hair in between the 2 sections to make a topsy ponytail. For more help, click here. Tie the ends of the ponytail with another rubber band.
- Take the ponytail end and tuck it into the topsy. Pin in place.
- Make 4 braids with the 4 remaining sections of hair.
- Tuck the front sections inside the bun. Secure with pins. Drape the back sections over the top of your head like a headband and pin in place.
Tada! I would love a thicker braid across the top of my head though. One can only wish for so much hair….
If you are into Gothic makeup or you need some dramatic makeup for that rock concert, this look is for you! It is subtle enough to be worn to a variety of events or you can exaggerate it to suit your sch-tyle. Ok, let’s head to the details!
Before you attempt this look, make sure that you are having a good-face day or you are going to look like a hot mess! No pimples or breakouts. Hydrate your skin well before trying this look. This look is suitable for younglings with flawless skin.
- Apply a nude shimmer colour to your lids
- Define your under-eye with dark brown eyeshadow
- Intensify your under-eye with streaks and smudges of black eyeshadow
- Time to take that eyeliner and line your eyes. This time, be messy when you are doing your under-eye. Go with feathering strokes.
- Finish the look with long falsies. Make sure you do this to balance the makeup. The smudged eyeliner serves as a dramatic shadow effect for the upper lashes.
Put on some lipstick, don’t be so square! Dab it and go over the borders. Enjoy the sexy night out!