Thursday, 11 September 2014

Birthday Dinner!

Finallyyy I'm back to blogging! After.... how long? more than half a year! Time passed so fast since last year after my SPM, my last December was all filled up with travelling and bonding time with family. I hasn't had much time to relax and straight away started college this January. Had been so busy dealing with assignments and tests from school till my first ever semester break in June, but again, unexpected trip to Korea came up and there goes my first and second week of the one-month break, and few days after coming back from Korea, the next trip with my family was to London. And that's it, end of my sem break... what?! So, second semester in college started in mid July and I've been so caught up with dues and assignments again. I just wanted to blog about this cafe that I went with my mom and love ones on my birthday on the 8th last month. I know I know, it was already a month ago and I'm only blogging now. And frankly, that's all just because of my laziness and really the queen of procrastination. I just don't know what I do in my daily life, screwing up the time tables and procrastinate my work to the last minute. I was such a bitch thanks to the overloading dues and also PMS lah the last whole week. Finally, I made a deal with myself to update my blog once the dues are cleared. So finally here I am, half way reading novel, half way playing Smurf Village on my iPad, and updating my blog that has grown mushrooms.. (moldy for not updating so long =="). So okay lahh, on my birthday night after I got back to Ipoh from KL after class, I wanted to find a classy and nice place for my birthday dinner, other than places like Ben&Lynette, Indulgence, Secret Garden and all, I wanted to try out something new! Went on TripAdvisor, and went through a whole list of restaurants in Ipoh. In the end, what caught my eyes was this cafe that was ranked quite high (I forgot, it was a month ago!) and the comments were mostly positive. So i didn't give a second thought of visiting this new place then. 

Bougainvillea City Cafe
Address: 21, Jalan Lau Ek Ching, Ipoh, Perak. (Opposite to Bricks&Barrels)

So, it wasn't hard for us to find that restaurant. However, the exterior of the place did not amuse me a lot. It's just a simple plain looking building. 

Went in and there's this art work on the left wall. There are a few murals too which I did not manage to snap pictures of.

View from the front door, it was not very big, but I couldn't say it is very small too, because the cafe was quite spacious and towards the end, they have a bigger space with more tables. As you can see, at right behind of the long walkway. 

Chose a table at the back and that is their small counter or bar? on the right of out table. Not very neat  and nicely-designed I could say, but it doesn't matter actually.

So, while waiting for our food, photos time!!!! With the person who brought me to this world and raised me, take care of me till today and giving me all the best that she could ever give, I love you, my cutie pie mami <3

Selfie of course! Never dyed my hair before niways. 

K, so here's my drink. Peach & Peppermint Milkshake. It might sound very disgusting to you, but it sounded yummy to me and I was in a need to satisfy my crave for milkshake. BUT, not what I expected, it tasted..... very minty, as in like very peppermint leaves taste.... And in the end, Nicole(Eric's sister) finished it all for me. Oh, and sure you realised why there's only a drink ordered, my family and boyfriend choose plain water over any other drinks. THEY ARE SO WEIRD. okay. maybe not, just that I like to try out different thing instead of drinking sky juice in a new place lor okay!

First served, Donald Duck Salad. Basically just duck salad, but they made it sound funny, I didn't even realised till I checked the name again on the menu. hahaha this is the best salad I would say I've ever tried, it's so good that it's not even enough for the four of us to share, so we ordered one more later. 

Chicken Ravioli Pasta which I did not manage to stop the others from eating before I take a picture.. So it's my portion for trying. The sauce of tomatoes and I don't know, mixed so well with the wrap and it tasted like heaven! 

And the very basic Wild Salmon Fillet. It might look just as plain and simple, but once again, the mashed potato behind there does not just taste like the normal ones that you eat out there, those probably taste a bit sour and only the sauce is good. Not this one though, it's very fresh and just the original taste of potato that I expected! Salmon is grilled perfectly too. 

Then it's the Pollo Queso, highly recommended too!

Smoked Duck Wrap. double thumbs up! To be honest, I am not really a meat person, as in I don't really fancy over beef, mutton, or duck those kind of meat.. but this is the best duck meat I've ever tried too. (I feel bad for you ducks..) I just wanted to grab the whole plate to myself and not sharing, but of course.. I must always share the good stuff with my love ones right!

Gelato ice creams too!

and lastly, Homemade chocolate and strawberry crepe. It is even better than the Nadeje crepes in my opinion. superrrrrr good!

Of course not missing out the birthday cake, a simple New York cheesecake.

My babe and me <3 We just couldn't take a proper and decent picture that night so...

this pose was perfect! xD 

Okay, to end my grandmother story, I personally really like this cafe and I would go again, I just don't have the time yet! The prices are reasonable, considered very cheap too to be able to get a taste on those quality. Overall, I truly enjoyed and was very satisfied with each and every meal I ordered, not to mention the waitresses there are very friendly also!

Back to blogging, I wanted to blog so much about all my previous trips and experiences, but when I viewed back on the photos I took during my Korea and London trips, there weren't as much to blog about... my fault for being so lazy and forgetful on taking pictures.. it was such a waste.. I know. I think I might blog about the Korea Homestay Programme I joined last December but who knows, I'm already doubting that I will blog about it, all the excuses will be coming up again. 

OH YEAHHH, I also will be starting to do something I had in mind for a long time, Polymer Clay Art!!! Finally got the materials and tools I needed all this time, and i will start crafting them very soon!! Stay updated ;)

Wednesday, 30 October 2013

Farewell High School

In just a blink of an eye, I've come to the last day of my high school life. I always thought I will miss it a lot or would not wanna leave all of my friends, especially close friends. But time passed, people changed and things around you changed too. Without even realising, I've hurt others, I have been really helpful to some people, I've been really a good person or bad person to others. But the most unexpected things actually happened just the last two weeks before we leave the school. Never ever in my life I would expect anything like that to happened.
I've always thought what I've done had put in a lot of efforts, or kindness to at least showed my love towards others. I've decided so many things by my own when came to situations which I were all confuse but no one was there to help me. So, I thought what I decided might even get some understandings from the people I love. As I said, everything was just what I 'thought'. I didn't even think if others really understand and get my efforts? Now, I'm all clear and know the answer very well. No. Nobody understands.
Things started to change after I was in a relationship, and I actually never realised it. I didn't know I was changing, I didn't know others were changing. I only kept thinking to myself, as long as I love them, I thought I decided the right things, everything will be the same and goes well. No, nothing is the same anymore. And I'm really pissed or I should say disappointed of myself for not realising AT ALL.
I might not show enough, and I only make people around me felt worse. I didn't know I was actually showing that I was't putting effort at all. I'm sorry.
I don't know how many times I still want to or have to apologise anymore, I apologised and apologised again, but they have never been accepted. In fact, it finally came to my mind, asking me to accept the truth and reality. I gotta stop depending on others, I gotta move on and face life. This is the reality.
Still, memories flashed back in my mind most of the time, seeing them again are like the hardest thing for me already. Holding back every time. Thinking to myself, should I start a conversation first? Should I say sorry again?
Stupid me for thinking all these. No, I won't go back again.
Unexpectedly saw a pictures today while going to the washroom, a saying written on it was something like never turn back to the thing that have left, move on or something like that.
So, I've decided to leave. Goodbye to my high school life. I've had 5 years of great schooling days even though I hate almost all the teachers, I had bunch of good and best friends. Thank you for coming into my life. I've changed so much for the past 5 years.. thank you for tolerating with me sometimes, thank you for being there when I'm facing any problem, thank you for giving me such great memorise that we could never ever get back. Thank you for all the awesome time we've spent together, the laughter, the jokes, the surprises and the love. And lastly, sorry for my annoying personalities sometimes, for my dumbness, for my arrogant sides or whatever.
One day, I know when we grow up and become mature, we will look back at all those childish things we've done before. All the childish acts and decisions we've made. But there's nothing to regret. This is life.
Bye, high school.
I will be a better person later on, and I will always stay strong. Even if I'm only by my own.
But for now, I'm grateful to aways have my family and my love one around. Couldn't ask for more, so I gotta work hard and prove it. You'll see.

Saturday, 27 July 2013

Plan B, Ipoh.

Bedoo bedoo. Been sick for few days beginning of the week and finally get back some appetite yesterday! So today we went to try out something new in Plan B. Here we go~

Roadside view. (just a part of it la)

The entrance.

outside the entrance.

Let's enter the restaurant~
ok. this is just the view from my seat, which was the most left of the restaurant.

There'e outdoor too.

My Iced Peach Tea

Eric's Classic Caesar Salad which was really good!

Eggs Benedict that I ordered. It was really yummyyyyy too.

Walnut Brownie

Lemon Meringue Cake

And.. The Loaded Club Sandwich that we didn't finish... It was good but maybe we were too full for that already..

The outdoor :)

And the very common w.c. lol 

Selfie with Eric :*

After the meal, we went around and took lots of crazy pictures

Behind there, there are rooms like art galleries and also books galleries?

Nah, nothing much, Plan B is really a nice place to hang around and for photoshooting. It is also linked to Burps & Giggles which is located behind it. Er.. or it's suppose to be the other way round.