Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Mr Patrick J. Adams

I think it's well known to my family and friends and whoever follows me on Twitter/reads this blog that I'm pretty obsessed with Suits. My mum calls it unhealthy obsession. I call it being a fan of this crazy good show. It's this new legal drama with only 2 baby seasons out (when I mean 'baby', I mean 12-16 episodes per season!) but I absolutely love it. I have to thank Olan for introducing it to me in the first place. So, thanks Olan.

So I was in the midst of going to the dining hall to have my lunch when I scrolled down my Twitter timeline to see a tweet by Patrick Adams who plays Mike Ross (the degree-less lawyer but brilliant all the more BECAUSE he's degree-less) saying he was coming down to Singapore, Malaysia and Manila. I didn't even bother to read the rest of the tweet because I was thisclose to screaming and letting loose the ugly fan girl side of me (though it's been let loose every Friday when a new episode is released).

This was last Monday and he and his lovely actress girlfriend Troian of Pretty Little Liars fame were said to arrive KL on that Friday.

And out of all weekends, I chose to not come back that weekend to 'study'. And also because we had just got back from a week's worth of home so I thought I'd toughen it out and stay the long weekend in college. Right.

So ok. He arrived Friday. And I was in Lembah Beringin. Alone in my chalet as all of my chaletmates had gone back home. He had posted photos up on his Instagram (@halfadams), photos of KL and I was sooooo upset because this is my favourite actor from my FAVOURITE TV SHOW we're talking about !!!!!!! And he's in my hometown when I am not !?!?!?!!?

I made peace with it... eventually. Didn't last long though. By night time, they were at BSC and guess where my family decided to have dinner at ?!?!?!?!


But they didn't get to see him because there was this big-ish event for him so he was surrounded by agents and sorts.

I cried. Legit cried my little peepers off!!!! I couldn't believe it that I was sobbing because I wasn't home.

The next day, the first thing I did was go on Twitter and I came across some girls twitter and she had posted a photo with Patrick and Troian at their hotel. Something in me (read: fumes and fires of jealousy) fueled me up and said

"You know what, you should atleast try"

and so I dialed Kanda's number and asked

"Babe, jom balik?"

(Thanks Kanda for not being difficult)

Decided to not tell anyone back home of my sudden change of plans to come home as they had might persuaded me not to. I was half regretting it myself while I was on the train because being the pessimist that I am, I thought that the chances of me meeting Patrick was zero.

Took the train to Rawang, got on another cab to my place and picked Tania up to go KLCC (because @xandriamorden, this lovely lovely girl whom I personally don't know and haven't met, was kind enough to inform me on Twitter that Patrick was in KLCC) and I half justified myself going to KLCC by saying "If all fails, I have 250 bucks worth of book vouchers to spend in Kinokuniya right?) (no).

Searched high and low but to no avail. Decided to leave for home after an early dinner at Ben's where I met Diy (who thinks I shouldn't blog about everything) (h8rs gon h8, gurl).


With revived enthusiasm, I woke up at 7:30 the next day (for someone who finds waking up at 11 as normal, a 7:30 alarm clock is really REALLY something) and woke Iman up because she was my teman for the day and left the hotel by 9, reaching KL Hilton by 9:30.

This is what we did.

Had expensive drinks for breakfast to look like we 'belong'.
Had many trips to the fancy looking washrooms of Le Meridien.
Walked to KL Sentral to have a quick bite at KFC.
Walked around KL Sentral somemore because as boring as it was, it was hella better than bumming around in a hotel.
Went back to Hilton. Had a croissant. Again, to make it look like we 'belong'.
Sat on several chairs around the hotel as I kept refreshing my Twitter to see if anyone had tweeted about the two.
Went up and down the lift.

And by 12:30 or so, I gave up.

We went back to the car (not before paying an exorbitant parking fee!!!!!!!) and left the hotel. I was so upset and frustrated. It was 70% of "I wanna go home now" and 30% of "Sekejap lagi lah"

Went to KLCC to get proper lunch and as we were looking for a parking spot, Iman read a tweet of Patrick thanking someone for something and she said

"I think we should go back to the hotel"

So we did. We left KLCC and headed back, only this time we parked at KL Sentral.

Tired and frustrated but strangely with a more unwavering feeling, we walked to KL Hilton and the door guy asked

"Dik, boleh saya bantu?"

He saw me before while I was munching on my croissant and aimlessly walking around like a fool.

"Um.. ada tak celebrities leaving this hotel? Have they left?"

"Celebrities?" he asked back, before asking the driver outside.

This sweet old Chinese man came up to me and Iman

"You stay here, they will be coming down in 5-10 minutes time"

Call me a drama queen but I nearly nearly nearly wanted to cry and thank him and hug him for telling us!!!!!!

"Are you sure?! They haven't left?"

"No, no, no, they baru je call me, they should be here in a while"

So, I tried masking my excitement by chilling outside by their car but Iman stayed near the entrance to see if they were down yet. The next thing I know, the door man and the driver gestured Iman

"Dik dik, they're here!" and Iman just turned around to them and turned to me

"Nadia! Cepat! They're downstairs already!!!!"

A quick glimpse of them and I nearly freaked out when I saw these 2 tall actors in the hotel lobby posing for a photo for the other fans with them. I. FREAKING. FREAKED.
But in the midst of my freaking-out-ness, I managed to whip out my camera and headed straight into the hotel.

You guys.

I was bombarded with feelings of sheer excitement and sheer relief because I had just spent 4 and a half hours circling around the hotel area waiting for this tall Canadian born actor whom I absolutely adore and I couldn't believe that he was right in front of me.

I stood before them because there were some other fans with them but Patrick looked at us and said

"Hey there! Come on over!" signaling us to come nearer and I nervously asked if I could take a photo with him and he of course said yes.

Having this photo printed, framed and plastered up my wall. Can't believe this still!!!!!!!


I asked things like how was the food, and the durian they tasted the day before and if they were going sightseeing and I even told them of my ordeal hahahaha Patrick said "Wow, that's so cool! Sorry for coming down so late!"

It's okay beb, I'd wait for ya rain or shine!

As we said our byes, we walked away and they walked to their car and Iman and I just looked at each other and said

"That was SO worth the 40 bucks worth of freaking iced lemon tea!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

Coming close to losing our battle to resist screams and shouts of thrill in the lobby of KL Hilton, we rushed to the car and headed home.

I can finally say I met Mike Ross. I'm so happy you don't even know the half of it.

(Thanks Iman for being the best partner in crime (crime: stalking) and for being extremely patient with my uncertainness and for saying "I think we should go back to the hotel" when I really wanted to go back home and settle in my nest of frustration and disappointment. Thank you, my baby sister. I owe you one.)

Friday, February 15, 2013

Suits 2x16

I don't know guys.

I don't know if I'm ready to watch the last episode for the second season of Suits just yet. Because if I do watch it, I'd have to go through the sheer agony and frustration of waiting for the new season in October (or so they say) (heck, even if I had to wait til April, that would still be a hella long wait!).

I don't know guys.

Just watched the latest episode and it's good. But then I watched the promo for next week's episode.

Shrieked and jumped clumsily in my seat as I finished the 31 second clip of what seems to be a cray cray episode

Hwaaaaaaaaaaaaaa I freaking love my Ross-Zane couple so I need them to be togetherrrrrrrrrrrrrrr weiiiiiii penat ah tunggu 

The Bee

Even if I had someone to celebrate it with, Valentines Day would be like any other day for me. I don't celebrate it not because I don't believe it but because I feel everyday should be a day for celebrating love. Not just a day. Same goes for Mothers Day and Fathers Day. Sure, it's a day to SHOW your appreciation but shouldn't gifts and flowers and chocolates be given out on any other day ? Let it be for your lover or for your parents; you should always display your lurve (sengaja nak type cenggitu).

But my friends are lovely.

After Maghrib, they came over and brought me out for dinner. Marissa even gave me a small token of love which was very very sweet of her luv her to bits and pieces thanks babe you really are the best diggity

Love how she put a printed a photo of my boys (One Direction lads) !!!! Hahahaha sweetie pie. She didn't just give one to me, she gave to so many others !!! Luv this girl for being so considerate and rajin mengs. Thanks Zati, Sarah and Tariq too for helping out. You babes made my day !! 

We ate at this place called 'The Bee' in Publika and it's sooo niiiiice !! I love the place and how cool and lepak it is. Service was a bit slow because there were so many people but it's such a lovely place. And somewhere NEW for a change. Asyik asyik benda sama so why not eh. Can't wait to go again. Had 'Shroom Dog' which was basically hotdog with mushroom sauce and mushrooms with fries. SAH GOOD. 

And we had a plate of nachos to share around and deserts ! Pavlova was surprisingly good despite not having much meringue. But such a lovely dinner with my ladiessssss despite them having their own boyfriends. They spent their Valentines Day dinner with a lil' ol' single girl like me heh heh 

Thanks Marissa, Zati and Sarah muah muah kiss a bit and love a lot 

Wednesday, February 13, 2013


Diyana showed me something one night. It was spoken word poetry. Thanks to her, I'm hooked ! I even took a picture of Phil Kaye and Whatsapp'd her yesterday and said

"This is what I've been doing all day!"

But really.

I have a few favourites but I watched this yesterday and I just have to share it. It's amazing beyond words and it's so powerful, you will feel a chill down your spine.

Ok maybe not that drastic but still!


Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Jo Turns 20!

It's so weird now because whenever I upload an album of photos, I'd have to label them as "Jo's 20th!" and I still remember when I had to label it as "Jo's 16th Surprise Birthday".

Surprised Jo at Chillis, Citta Mall. They had it planned by having Johann come to Chillis for an interview. Imagine his disappointment to see 15 of his mates surprise him instead for dinner ! Hahahaha

We all had to hide because Jo could have seen us from where we were seated. Stayed low for a good 5 minutes. Amy sempat flip flip menu dulu while squatting on the floor hahahahaha

Surprise Johannnnnnn!!!!!! We and our surprise birthdays haha we've had it since bila dah it's almost a tradition only we don't and never expect it!
This very same bunch surprised me a month AFTER my birthday for my 17th which still remains to be one of my favourite birthdays thanks to this lot.

Headed for Mai for drinks (because what else is new) and I decided to implement the No-Phones-Allowed policy and the first person to check their phones would have to pay for drinks for everyone. Ila succumbed.

After putting our phones in the middle table, everyone just got...... anxious. And kept looking at the phones instead -.- hmmmm
But we did manage to get a game of Would You Rather around. So I guess there was some good in a phoneless 30 minutes.

Now to wash off this shisha smell off me......


Sunday, February 10, 2013

"Yum cha!"

Had a great day out with my bebe girls. Went out for lunch at Serai, Paradigm Mall. I have never been to Paradigm so I had to drag Tania out with me since she's been to Kelana Jaya several times now.

But even with that, we got lost......

Had pretty good aglio olio. They had these cherry tomatoes that was SO sedap. Plate was wiped clean, alhamdulillah ! 

Succumbed to a plate of pavlova and had a special edition of 'yee sang'.

Ila said whoever's fork or spoon or whatever is the highest prosper the most. And mine was the lowest because I was balancing a forkful of pavlova in one hand and a camera on the other ! May my luck and prosperity grow please please. 

"Yum cha!!!" as I fumbled with my camera and lifted the pavlova. 

"Nadia.... it's yee sang..." Ila said.

I think we laughed and talked a little bit too much and a little bit too loud because I caught the next table glaring and shaking their heads........

..... hay you gaiz it's CNY let us be kecoh kecoh 

Left the place and went ronda ronda around the mall to see what's happening in Paradigm. It's actually quite okay. I was thinking it was going to be like Tropicana (which is seriously a sad excuse of a mall!) (and that's coming from me, a girl who LOVES malls) but it wasn't. It had a Zara and a spacious one at that, a Sephora, Dorothy Perkins, H&M ! Not bad at all but some shops were closed so it still looked empty and boring. But I still managed to get 2 pair of shoes......

... now I'm really really broke. I TOLD YOU AND I'M GONNA TELL YOU AGAIN ! Bila dah takde duit sangat lah and when Mama isn't around to follow us shop, banyak lah pulak benda alah. 

Really now.

Went back but made a quick detour to OU to get the car fixed. It started to make weird noises so to Guan I go ! (Guan is the nice Chinese guy in ENEOS, OU who helps out all the time. I even catch him hiding whenever the Honda parks in ENEOS hahahaha guan you funny guy you) (he gets an angpau for that).

Tania went for O'Briens and I went around and got myself a magazine and then we went back because Zaim needed the car for golfing. Now I'm back and changed and waiting for my parents to get back home. Need my dinnah.

(With Lisa Surihani who is just as gorgeous in real life as we all think she is)

Sunday, February 3, 2013


On the 24th of January, college had our annual history classes trip to Vietnam!!

I was 30% excited and 70% nervous. Nervous because of everything that has been said (Read:Warned) about Vietnam. Was told more of what NOT to do than what TO do there.

Basically throughout the 4 days 3 night stay, I went out without a bag and without a phone. I only had my money with me in my jacket pockets and occasionally, a camera.

We reached Vietnam airport and was picked up by a van to the hotel. I turned quiet throughout because

a) I hate flying and we just got off a plane so I was still half tired and half nauseous.
b) I was taking everything in. The streets, the people, the buildings. Everything was so different than what I'm used to back home.

Reached our quaint hotel and settled in a big nice room with Ha and Pana. Surprised at the rather luxurious hotel we were put into given we only had to pay little more than a thousand ringgit!

Food mostly supplied by me. Milo kotak and the Quakers and the Gardenia were by Ha and Pana. My dad, the man paling anti-Maggi Mee said to me before going to Vietnam;

"Bawak Maggi! Kat situ boleh makan"

So I did. But tak makan pun because we had good food throughout!!

We gathered at the lobby for lunch at a Malaysian restaurant. And we walked around the city later. For a mini sightseeing but nothing too serious since we had just landed.

Went back to the hotel and we were free to go anywhere else but only with a group. Roamed around by ourselves but didn't dare to walk too far for fear of being lost in a foreign country! Dined in a nice French owned restaurant around the corner from our hotel.

Day 2!

To save cost, we ordered breakfast and would eat in the hotel itself. Everyone else went to find food outside. We had pretty good omelette and pancakes courtesy of the hotel!

We got into a van and headed to our first museum! It was the one dedicated to the different ethnics in Vietnam.

Went back to the hotel for lunch and we (Bob, Ha, Pana, Eyana) went to a restaurant up high, giving us a nice view of Hanoi city. Had tom yam because it got a bit cold and needed something panas and pedas!

Our next museum trip was to a war museum (?) (who am i kidding they ALL looked like a war museum).

This museum was quite big so we spent about 2 hours and half there.


Can you kinda tell I don't like museums by how short my commentary about the museum trips??? Hahahahaha sorreh.

Day 3!


....'s body.

Basically the highlight of my trip (besides the shopping and the good Indian food!) !!!!! It was quite intimidating entering the place. Had to be in lines of two and no cameras were allowed. Had to be quiet. But once we were in the place, we had to walk on and no stopping for anything. Saw his body!!!!!! All bits of cool and eery.

Then we walked around to get to our NEXT museum. Phew. Even Ms Dalene told us "I think we've pretty much been museum-ed out". 

This was another war museum but apparently was more relevant to what we were learning for A-Level syllabus. This was probably the best museum we've been there because there were cool fighter jets and missiles.

Naturally, we had to take photos. A million and one of 'em.

Vietnam was something different for me. The people and the environment were different. Everyone was equal. And I know that's how a communist country is supposed to work but I've never seen a place like it. Everyone was either walking or on a bike. Vespas especially! Never seen so many vespas and motorcycles in my life! Crossing roads were 10% luck and 90% courage. Brave through the endless trail of motorbikes and swerve your way across. Almost got hit by a bike but phew! Safe and sound and everything and everyone was alright.

The weather was beautiful! The right amount of cold. If Malaysia had that weather, it'd be even MORE perfect. It's scorching hot here and I've to drive anywhere with squinted eyes. I could get away with a leather jacket! When I first arrived, I looked around and the people there were wearing heavy duty stuff like jackets and coats and this and that. It was room air conditioning weather to say the least. But it got progressively colder by the day so I understood why the dressed the way they were. It would rain at night so it was colder then. Like I said, PERFECT weather. Loved that more than anything!

As for food, we had Thai, we had Indian, we had Malaysian and we had Italian. We didn't have any Vietnamese food. Mostly cause it wasn't halal and my parents would freak if I ate anything there. Walked down the streets and I'd see 'hawker' food along and well, it wasn't hygenic and I fear for my life for food poisoning in a foreign country. Hence, the maggi mee. The Indian food though... SO SO SO SO SO SO SO SO GOOD!!!!!! It's called 'Namaste' so for anyone reading this who might want to go for a trip to Hanoi, please make your way for some really amazing Indian food. Reminded me of Khans in London! So sedap mengs. Maybe I'm being blinded by my love for Indian food but it's seriously damn sedap k. 

Shopping was fantastic. Hahaha. I bought so many things home! Bags, wallets, pouches, posters, tshirts, tidbits. I loved everything about the shopping there. As typical foreigners, of course I got the tshitrs there as souvenirs. But there were abundant amount of bags and wallets all handmade and all in the most gorgeous colours and in the most gorgeous patterns. I'm gonna take a photo of it and show you here to show how vibrant they all are. I LOVE IT.

Overall, Vietnam surprised me. I went half heartedly because I kinda wanted to be home for the long weekend. But Vietnam was soooo good to me! The hotel room, the shopping, the food, the museums, the weather, the company, the everything!!!! I know myself that I don't think I'd go again but I highly recommend it to all who might want to enjoy and see a different culture and lifestyle. 

Just word of caution : hold on your things tight and don't worry about the traffic. The Vietnamese know what they're doing.

Cảm ơn, Viétnam! (That's Thank You and pronounced 'kam-en'. But of course, I said along the lines of 'komma' til the very last night!!)