Category: Personal

The Meaning of Chinese New Year to Me

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As I became older and older, Chinese New Year has became more meaningless to me. In fact, it made me realize that people are realistic, stingy and selfish the most during this festive season.

Why did I say so?

  1. When my dad was in the climax of his career, many people sent him hampers and CNY cards. As year passed, it got lesser and lesser and finally decrease to nil.
  2. Last time, the only way to avoid giving out angpau to your neighbour’s kids is to hide yourself in the house. If you’re caught outside by the kids, consider yourself unlucky. But now, even if I saw my neighbour and wished them Gong Xi Fa Cai, they still pretend nothing happened. I should have wished them Gong Xi Fai Cai instead.
  3. During reunion dinner, everyone talked in Hokkien, not bothering that I couldn’t understand.
  4. As usual, aunt didn’t eat reunion dinner with my grandma (mum’s side) and mum didn’t eat reunion dinner with my grandma (dad’ side) due to unknown family problems. CNY will only make me realize how disunited my family is.

So… these are the reasons why I don’t really look forward to CNY. I like Christmas more because we shower our loved ones with gifts instead of money and the process of picking the right gift for them is more meaningful. It’s the thought that counts.

Anyway, here are some photos I took during CNY Eve.

It was raining so heavily my grandma's place flooded! Luckily I didn't buy new shoe cos my whole shoe was soaked!

It was raining so heavily my grandma’s place flooded!
Luckily that I didn’t buy new shoe cos my whole shoe was soaked!


Dishes for Chinese New Year Reunion Dinner. I realized this year we didn't have chicken :(

Dishes for Chinese New Year Reunion Dinner.
I realized this year we didn’t have chicken 🙁

So this is what Hokkien usually eat for Chinese New Year reunion dinner (at least for my family).

HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL MY READERS! LOVE U ALL!

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About Me: My Horoscope, Pisces

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Pisces: The two fishes

Pisces: The two fishes

I know how some people don’t believe in horoscope and thinks that I’m being superstitious but I guess I know myself best right? A big part of me is influenced by my horoscope. Don’t believe me? This is an article I found from the web long ago that describes best about Pisces but I couldn’t remember where I got it though. I’m gonna highlight those very true parts so you’ll know why I believe in it.

Pisces

“Pisces are the charming day dreamers of the zodiac. Existing somewhere between this world and a heavenly ethereal one, Pisces are sensitive and compassionate by nature. They seem to draw others to them with their kind, yet mysterious ways. They live for romance – if their love lives are well, then all are well. They love to be flattered and doted on. Learn this early on in the relationship and you may very well hold the key to their hearts.

People born under the sign of Pisces are very passionate and enjoy lovemaking and acting out fantasies, as they spend much of their time in the world of fantasy anyhow. Pisces, while very passionate, also are very spiritual as well. You may think they have psychic ability for their uncanny ability to read others.

Pisces are often said to enjoy “being in love with love,” so anything romantic – a carriage ride through downtown, a candlelight dinner, a long walk along the lake – will please them. Pisces also love to talk. They are interested in conversations about the arts, so if you want to hold their attention, brush up on your entertainment news. They also enjoy discussing other worldly topics such as the paranormal, magic, astrology, and the occult.

They also love to be appreciated. Make note of the day of your first date. If you are still dating a month later, remember the anniversary. They love kindness and will not forget it.

Pisces is a sign of mystery, but if you love a Pisces, remember to flatter them often. They will try to meet your needs for a relationship, but always be honest and upfront with them. If you are not, they may sense it and leave you.

Pisces Woman

Men will find a Pisces woman hard to resist. This may be because she is a mystical mixture between passion and fantasy. She can be very adaptable and will change herself to fit the image her man desires. She also knows how to make a man feel like a man. This enchanting woman is gentle, soft, and has an air of innocence about her. This does not mean however that she is naive. Pisces woman seems to have a sixth sense that tells them when people are lying or trying to deceive them. At the first sign that something isn’t right, she will quickly leave.

A Pisces woman is often attracted to distinctly different types of men. She loves a man who is emotionally needy and will allow her to present motherly love and care for him. Yet, she is also attracted to the exact opposite type of man – one who is strong, that will protect and support her.

Her love life is the centre of all that she is. If she is in love and happy, all other aspects of her life will be all right. And when she is heartbroken, nothing else matters. She may be seen as clingy and over sensitive at times, but men still love her. Her good qualities far outweigh the bad ones.”

Please forgive me for the excessive highlights. This article is just so so true like a mirror of my heart!

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Coffee Chemistry Signature @ First Subang Mall

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Few months ago, I wrote about Coffee Chemistry Cafe @ Sunway Giza and now, they’ve opened their second branch called Coffee Chemistry Signature at First Subang Mall. So I planned to have a meetup with my Primary/Secondary School friends here to enjoy some delicious Graffeo coffee.

Coffee Chemistry Signature @ First Subang Mall 1
Cappuccino (RM 7.90)
This is Reena’s cappuccino.

 

Coffee Chemistry Signature @ First Subang Mall 2
My cappuccino. Eh I want a heart too!! T.T

 

Coffee Chemistry Signature @ First Subang Mall 3
When coffees come together~

 

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Grilled Chicken Herb Hand Roll (RM 5.90)
While waiting for Denyse to come, we ordered this as appetizer.
The grilled chicken tastes very juicy and tender.

 

Coffee Chemistry Signature @ First Subang Mall 5
Butter Herb Rice with Terriyaki Chicken & Broccoli (RM 8.90)
Definitely a perfect combination!
This can’t go wrong!

 

Coffee Chemistry Signature @ First Subang Mall 6
Chicken Herb Pasta – Spicy Carbonara (RM 13.90)

 

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Chicken Herb Pasta – Cream Carbonara (RM 13.90)
The cream was a bit too watery but still tastes good 🙂

 

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My second cup of coffee: Cafe Latte (RM 7.90)
I still love Cappuccino more. I’m a loyal person hahaha

 

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Reena’s second cup of coffee: Fine Ice Blended Cafe Mocha (RM 12.50)
All of us couldn’t resist the temptation of delicious coffee so every one of us had 2 cups each 😉

 

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Denyse’s second cup of coffee: Regular Macchiato (RM 8.50)
It tastes a little stronger than Cappuccino and Latte so expect it to be more bitter.
BTW, Macchiato is pronounced as Ma-kia-to.
* Photo courtesy of Denyse

 

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The coffee, beer, tea or ME?

 

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Simple and nice interior

 

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Reena and Desmond: The chef that claims he’s just a dish washer hahaha
Oh wait. His business card states: Chef Management. So is he a Chef or a Manager? :p

 

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Desmond and I

 

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A group photo!

 

Coffee Chemistry Signature @ First Subang Mall 16
Reena and I <3

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