Sunday, March 30, 2014


I'm supposed to start my work but ho hum.

I admit, I do read my old blog posts from time to time; to laugh, to reminisce, to see what I was doing on a specific date, to see how I've (hopefully) progressed in terms of my writing skills (my writing was laughable when I first started out, it's embarrassing). Sometimes, when I read my posts back and see a grammar mistake or a typo, I'll actually go and correct it. Even when I know nobody will read that far back.

And I've completed surveys on this blog and when I read them back, I'll be so embarrassed and go all "But whyyyyyyyyyy Nadia whyyyyyyy"

So I decide to do one today so I can go all "But whyyyyyyy Nadia whyyyyyy" again in the future.

Songs I've Had On Repeat

1 Beyoncé's 'Partition'. Ooh risqué.
2 Clean Bandit's 'Rather Be'.
3 Ed Sheeran's 'I See Fire'.

TV Shows I've Been Loving

1. House of Cards. I don't know how I feel about this actually but I was sucked in and spent a good two to three days watching the whole 2 seasons. It's good but a weird kind of good. Kevin Spacey kut.
2. HIMYM is coming to an end in about 2 days time. SO MUCH FEELS!!!!! I've been watching this show for 9 years now, albeit on and off but I always come back to this show for my dose of good comedy.
3. Scandal. I've got such a love/hate relationship with that show.

(I didn't mention Grey's Anatomy because I've been loving that show ages ago so it's nothing new)

Things I'm Excited About

1. For the next 2 weeks to be over because that's when all my assignments are due. After that, I'll be a happy bunny.
2. My summer with Tanners!!!!!!! SOOO stoked for our little sissy bonding time.
3. Fashion Valet x Mimpikita's second collection hahahah I have Tania at the ready to buy on my behalf.

Things I Miss

1. Driving. Anywhere and everywhere. Driving.
2. Malaysian ringgit. Hahahahaha I miss having cash lah basically. I hardly ever have cash with me now because there's no purpose for it anymore sebab I don't like withdrawing money here. So yeah. Cash. I miss cash.
3. Taking photos with my camera. I sometimes despise my phone for having such a high quality built-in camera but I was browsing through my photos the other day and no matter how high tech your phone is, taking photos with a proper camera is second to none.

So now, the UK is officially back to being 7 hours behind Malaysia. I've lost an hour. So I'll sleep now.

It's important to at least have one good day in the week so I hope that day is tomorrow for you.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014


My whole family is in Penang for Pak Tok's birthday do last weekend. :((((((((((

Penang is my second home, I've been there so many times now and everytime I step into my grandparents' house, I feel so at peace and I'll be so happy. Because that house plays such a major role in my childhood. Every year, my parents would drive up to Penang and we'd spend our end year holidays (which at the time, coincided with Raya as well). And all our cousins would come to Penang as well so it was like a nice big reunion. Which obviously made my grandparents super happy. They love their grandkids because they would spoil us endlessly!! With good food, that is. Constant supply of food everyday. My grandmother practically lives in the kitchen throughout the stay there because she's always cooking something up.

For breakfast, my grandfather would wake up super early to get to the supermarket to buy all the nasi lemak and all the apam and my grandmother would cook curry to eat with bread and there'll be roti jala and roti canai and this and that. If it's raya, all sorts of lemang ketupat rendang kurma will be on the table.... for breakfast!!

And then for lunch, there would be WAY too many dishes from fish curry to chicken curry to fried chicken and ikan sambal and kangkung belacan especially for me. And of course udang kunyit. She'd spoil us silly. And after cooking, she'd come and sit at the table with us and ask

"Sedap ke? Why you all not eating!"

Completely unaware that I'm on my 3rd helping of rice.

Then there would be tea where Mak Tok would fry pisang goreng and Pak Tok would buy other kuih's for us.

I'm telling you, it's constant feeding time for us! But it's so nice to all come together and eat.

I'm quite glad that Papa brought us up with a special rule where everyone eats at the same time. If we don't, he'd be quite disappointed. I would understand why, he'd be working the whole day and we'd be busy with school work then or out and about so dinner time is the only time we'd get together as a family and eat. Even if sometimes it's just silence.


Maybe I'm just typing out the blog post because I've been super hungry these days. I just found a packet of ayam madu perencah and all I have to add is chicken and water. Simple enough kan??


Thursday, March 20, 2014

Face Mask Wednesday Specials

Marissa and I planned one night to stick to a diet.

No, not the kind of diet to lose weight. We ain't got time for that. This was particularly for our skin.

Our skin has been acting up and it's been annoying to deal with it so we decided to go on a strict no chocolate, no soft drinks, no fried food, no oily food for a whole month to see how things go and to see how effective it really is. Because if it's no difference, please hand me a bottle of Coke right this instance!!!!

I've been pretty good and seeing how I'm OBSESSED with my Freddo chocolates and Coke, I'm giving myself a well deserved pat in the back for surviving thus far. Only a week or two to go and I can finally eat my 2 favourite unhealthy things in the world!!

Anyway, we've given each other 3 times to succumb to our guilty pleasures. 3 chances. 3 strikes and you're out lah something like that. The first person to hit 3 strikes has to treat the other with a brand new lipstick.

So far, I've gone way more than 3 times but I didn't admit it .......... til Marissa did!!!! Hahahahaha so now we both owe each other a new lipstick.

Don't get me wrong, I'm still on my no chocolate bars no coke fast, it's just that I may have eaten fries at GBK and indulged in oily food.

I can't tear away!

We even scheduled a face mask day every Wednesday and to promise to drink green tea everyday. I haven't done that part yet because I keep forgetting to do it. Padahal I've already bought the green tea and it's in my kitchen just waiting for me to drink it???? Haih. It's amazing how lazy I am!

I'll start tomorrow.... promise!

xx from Marissa and I in our face masks......

Boys please form an orderly queue thank you very much.


2 weekends ago, I was in Coventry for Warwick's Malaysian Night and last weekend I went for Manchester's Malaysian Night.

Safe to say, I'll be staying put in Bristol for hopefully a long time. Let's hope my itchy fingers won't book me a bus elsewhere.

Planned to go for Manchester since my Cardiff trip because Ha was there and she told me she'd be co-directing her Malaysian Night in Manchester and knowing how good of a show Ha can put up, I went.

And I did not regret that 4 hour bus ride! It was soooo good! They had a different spin to it and instead of a love story, they went with a Sherlock Holmes-esque production and I loved it! It wasn't a musical either so the actors didn't sing, they had dances instead; modern, Chinese, Malay, Indian. The script was super funny and I legit laughed out loud at some parts. I think I was most impressed with the number of cast and crew involved. There were so many extras and props throughout the whole play so it really felt like a proper play. I don't like when plays have like one chair and a table and it's supposed to indicate a café. Manchester's MNight had like 4/5 tables and chairs with waiters and customers and a till and the whole thing. It was properly thought out and the extras really made the scene more believable. All in all, I loved it!!!!

Manchester is also suchhhh a nice town. I don't know what about it but I like the place, so many places to eat and the city is so big! Compared to Bristol, it's huge! I was in awe 'cause they had a tram ???? Their public transport is so ace.

And they had a legit shopping mall. Like, it was huge and ok, the deco might have been a bit gaudy for my liking but they had Selfridges and all and it reminded me of KL's shopping malls and made me miss home where malls were a thing!

I just had a really good time in Manchester and it might be my favourite city besides Bristol and London of course.

Looking forward to go there again for the 1D concert in May (hey, pls don't judge, this blog is not for judging).


Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Queen B

I just got back from my looooong weekend away from Bristol.


If you know me you know I'm a huge fan. So when I knew that she was going to do a tour here in the UK, I was BEYOND stoked. Kaveetha and I were on our laptops waiting for tickets to be released. I managed to nab standing tickets because I wanted to get as close to Beyoncé as possible hahahah

So on Thursday, Kaveetha, Mun and I headed our way to the O2 Arena at 12pm. Concert was at 9pm. We legit waited in the line for 6 and half hours before they let us in in the arena. We even made a new friend who was waiting alone next to us! This was my first experience camping for a concert. Crazy!! I don't think I would have done for anyone else 'cept for Beyoncé!

We were pretty early in the line despite being there at 12pm. I started getting pretty restless though...

I was just so ready to watch my favourite singer to perform!!!

When it was finally showtime, my heart raced! This is Beyoncé we're talking about! The crowd was crazy but I let that pass because I was just really really happy and stoked to be at a Beyoncé concert finally!!

And when Beyoncé did happen.....

... guys I cannot form into words just how brilliant the whole show was without letting out cuss words and my mum reads this so I have to let it easy on the swearing. I mean, SHE'S QUEEN BEY FOR A REASON. She started the show with Grown Woman and Flawless. Omg I swear everytime she started singing a different song, Kaveetha, Mun and I would look at each and let out a proper fan girl scream before going back to Beyoncé on the stage. We were just soooo excited!!!!!!!!!!!! And we knew all the words and between balancing my phone and dancing, I was just screaming every lyric in her songs. She's damn good lah serious serious if there's at all any opportunity to go for her concert, you should pay good money and go! She's fantastic live.

Drunk in Love was when the whole place erupted with screams because everyone knows Jay Z was going to come on stage. He did and again the whole arena just went wild. THEY WERE INSANELY CUTE TOGETHER because they were hugging and just being normal husband wife.... 'cept they were Beyoncé and Jay Z and they were singing a hit song together. That was crazy good. Ahhhhhhh!!!!! Of course when she started singing her old songs like Naughty Girl and Crazy in Love and Single Ladies, I just couldn't hold it in and just danced and screamed and jumped! I have her concert performances on my iTunes so I've even memorised all her runs. Ahhhhhhh gila!!! Beyoncé is insane!!!


And when she told the audience to snap our fingers and "put some jazz and soul into it", and started with the first verse of Love on Top, I kind of went mental. Love on Top is my ALL time favourite song ever so to hear her sing this live was incredible!!!!! I was sooooooooooooo out of it and having Kaveetha and Mun with me there made it even better because they were huge fans of the song too.

I could go on and on about how amazing the concert was but that would be too long of a post.

I'm just so happy I got to actually actually see her (she was freakin' flawless too ughhhhhhh)


Beyoncé is unbelievable.