“Welcome every morning with a smile. Look on the new day as another special gift from your creator, another golden opportunity to complete what you were unable to finish yesterday. Be a self-starter. Let your first hour set the theme of success and positive action that is certain to echo through your entire day. Today will never happen again. Don’t waste it with a false start or no start at all. You were not born to fail.” ~by Og Mandino

Monday, September 22, 2008

Get Ready for My Turkey Trip (25Sep-4Oct2008)

Yeah, there are less than three days to go before departing to Turkey. Frankly, I am so excited about this trip as I have been looking for it long time ago since last year. My boyfriend had noticed my highly desire to travel to Turkey, therefore he bought this tour package for me as my birthday present for this year. Oh dear, thanks ever so much for your wonderful gift. It is great! You are really good to me… *sweet*

If you might not know, Turkey's culture has a unique blend of Eastern and Western traditions as it stretches across two main continents - Asia & Europe, on the World Map. Therefore, for the past few decades and even nowadays most of its civilization is being strongly influenced by the cultures of other countries nearby. It is an insoluble mystery country for me, or may be for others too, and I’m going to discover its fascination then. *wink*

I will try out the hot air balloon in Turkey, watch the Belle dance show, visit the Blue Mosque at Istanbul, the Troy at Cannakale, shopping at Turkish largest market – Grand Bazaar with more that 5000 stalls in there, see the cotton castle at Pamukkale and experience the unusual feeling when stepping through with our bare feet, try the thermal bath which is believed to have the power of healing, see the amazing and marvelous underground city with about 8 floors of deepness at Cappadocia…

I have been busy for these few days, rushing here and there in order to get all my stuff ready and packed properly. I just don’t want to miss anything that would be important to me when I need it in Turkey.

It is autumn in Turkey now and I believe the place is very windy too. Huh, it definitely reminds me about the weather in UK. From the map, we can see that Turkey is actually very close from UK. Perhaps, it takes only a few hours flight to get there. I miss the time when I was there (UK)… Anyway, I’m going to rest my blog for at least 10 days until I come back from Turkey. Take care & cheers! *grin*

Friday, September 12, 2008










Sunday, September 7, 2008

New Girlish Scarf from TopShop

To be honest, before I made up my mind to purchase this lovely red and white striped scarf from TopShop, I was a bit struggling on the decision. The price was RM76 (£12) and it was just a piece of cotton printed with simple design. Apparently, TopShop & TopMan marks up the price of their products because of their precious brand name - "TOPSHOP TOPMAN".
I gave in eventually as my desire of possessing it went wild!
There was another navy blue scarf with the same pattern, but it was completely sold out when I happened in the shop yesterday.

Left: I bought this see-through army styling scarf from one of the accessories shops recommended by Fikar in Rochor Centre. It only costed about SGD4. Huh, it was a great deal!!
Middle: Another feminine scarf with sweet purple-white colour... SGD10 from Singapore as well.
Right: I was attracted to its striking blue when I did my shopping during my vacation to Sydney, Australia at the end of last year. It was AUS$10 per piece, quite a fair deal. *wink*

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

The Jolly Girl & Guys' Outing

Left: We bumped into Bernard & Dominic at mamak stall yesterday morning before we caught out with Chan. I used to see their photos on Fikar's blog and this was my first time to meet up with them (as well as to Chan *grin*). Bernard is one of Fikar's deaf friends and both of them kept "talking" by using their sign language during the time. Dominic & I had no idea what they were talking about. Dominic is a very nice looking and friendly guy who came far from KL to visit his friends in JB during holiday.
To Bernard & Dominic: Nice to meet you. (^^)

Middle: We were having our lunch somewhere in Bugis. I had lotus ribs soup for my selection. Yummy! Yummy!
Right: We spent our time at Bugis market after lunch. Chan & Fikar were having their sour plum drinks while roaming about the place.

Having fun with these amusing sunglasses. *wink*

Since we happened to be in Singapore yesterday, so we decided to try out the fish therapy which had been strongly promoted in Singapore TV programmes and also magazines. We wanted to experience this unique exfoliation done by these Garra Rufa fishes which originated from a hot spring near Kangal in Turkey where they were first discovered for their healing power. Fikar & I couldn't remember about the exact location of this fish spa center but indistinctly recall it should be somewhere near to the Bugis Junction. So, we tried to look around at the place for quite some time. We had even ran into a fitness center - California Fitness opened by Jackie Chan, coincidently to ask about the place.

Finally, we reached Kenko Reflexology & Spa, a place that we had been told by somebody that it did provide the fish spa, at China Town. We were so excited and quickly popped into the spa center. The receptionist greeted us with her warmest smile but next, the words fell from her red lips was not the news that we liked to hear - the fish spa only available at Marina Square and another Kenko branch near to the Singapore Flyer. Oh goodness, we spent a lots of time in finding this place and finally the truth was we had came to the wrong place. I was a bit upset.

But anyhow, we didn't have much time to proceed to Marina Square or even the Singapore Flyer as I gonna left at about 7.30pm to meet my boyfriend at WestMall, Bukit Batuk. I left only two hours to spend with Fikar & Chan. So, we quickly moved to our next destination - Pasta De Waraku in Central, Clarke Quay.

Placing order...
Which should I order for my dinner? There were so many choices here and the bright colours of the dishes displayed on each page of the menu tempted me everytime.

Chit-chating while waiting for our dishes to be served...

Ta-da, here was my lovely dinner - Seafood (mussels, prawns & squids) with wafu tomato cream sauce.
Hmm... It was delicious indeed. *licking*

Fikar ordered Scallop & Mushroom with Japanese-style soup for his choice. He had sore throat yesterday plus a little bit flu, therefore, he tried to avoid any spicy food for his meal.

Chan had this black black stuff - Spaghetti al Nero di Seppia (squid & black squid ink with wafu sauce) for his dinner. Oh my god, Chan's teeth and even his mouth was dipped with squid ink entirely. He was more like a vampire who just done his bloodsucking. *giggle*

It seemed to have certain functions to go on to celebrate the Mild Autumn Festival (中秋节) at Clarke Quay.

Beautiful day and night sceneries by the riverside at Clarke Quay.

See what had we done again... Silly jump for photo shooting. *yock*
One, Two, Three! Jump!! *yahooo*

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