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Tuesday, October 05, 2010

KL Trip (Part 2)

27 September 2010 – 30 September 2010

Our classes start at 8.30am and ends at 4.30pm with the typical morning tea and lunch break at 10.30am and 1.00pm respectively. We don’t have PE in morning and evening for which I’m grateful. Not that I hate exercise, I’m just not a morning person. The idea of waking up at 5.30am to run around and being yelled in my face doesn’t appeal to me. 

On Monday morning all of us had to find the classroom somewhere within the labyrinth of buildings that were totally foreign to us. What makes it even more confusing was that the buildings were built on a slope and are all connected with a corridor so while you may be on the first floor on one block when you cross over to the other block you’d be on the 2nd and 3rd floor. The best part is? There was nobody there to guide us. We had to navigate all by ourselves. Such a waste of time.

We had our closing ceremony on Thursday which ended at 2pm and since I’ve booked for a taxi to pick me up, I had to lug all 20KG of my stuff down thousands (okay, hundreds) of steps to the main gate because the facility doesn’t allow taxis to enter the premises. I was just grateful that I was going down instead of going up and that I had become familiar enough with the ‘labyrinth’ to take the shortest route.

I went to my sister’s office which is a stone throw away from KLCC to put my stuff in her car.. I had about 2 more hours to kill so I decided to go to KLCC for a session of window shopping. At least that’s what I told myself and I was doing okay until I caught sight of a MAC store. Being a MAC fan(atic) I felt that it would be a sin not to take an innocent look at what they have to offer.

As expected, my window shopping no longer became window shopping. Hehehe... I can see the guys rolling their eyes and saying " Hmpft... Women!" I had been looking forward to their Venomous Villains Collection which features 4 of Disney’s Villains so of course I couldn't resist. More on this collection on my beauty blog, phoebe-loves-makeup.blogspot.com.

01 October 2010
I went to 1 Utama to check out Pink Evil’s Fashion Supermarket (from henceforth will be referred to as PEFS) because Cleo Magazine’s October Issue featured some really cute and affordable outfits from them. Unfortunately, none of the outfits I was looking for were there but I will say this about PEFS.

If you take an outfit off the racks with the intention of trying them on later, a Sales Assistant (SA) will take it from you and put it in one of the fitting cubicles. By doing that not only will you hands be free while you browse further, you’ll also have a fitting cubicle ready for you so you won’t need to queue up. I’m not so sure that you’ll get that same treatment during a Sale though. :)

Each cubicle is provided with a pair of basic black heels to try your outfits. Not to bring back home with you but for your convenience in case you’re wearing flats and you want to see how the outfit looks like with heels.  Cool huh?

I also went to Nichii, my favorite clothing store ever (so far) and bought a few stuff which I am just so ecstatic about. That night a few friends and I went to Ikea to have Swedish meatballs for dinner. OMG! It was fantastic.. I’ve totally forgotten how good it tastes until I sank my teeth into one.

02 October 2010
My sister and I made our way to Midvalley at noon and thought that we’d try out a restaurant called The Yogi Tree. That was like the biggest mistake both of us had ever made. I don’t think that we would ever step in there to eat again. I’ll tell you guys in more detail about this incident in another post.

Night came and I went to Tropicana with one of my dearest friend and caught a late night show for ‘Eat, Pray, Love’. OMG! I love the movie. I love it so much that I think it deserves its own post so I’ll be going into detail about it in a future post. To everyone reading this, GO WATCH THE MOVIE. Seriously.. 

03 October 2010
I packed my things and had planned to go to KLIA via KLIA Transit but I had to carry 4 bags and all of them were heavy so my sister offered to send me to the airport. We managed to squeeze some time to go to The Street at the Curve (Hmft.. Women!) which is kind of like a high-end street market (if that makes any sense to you) and had lunch at The Chocolate Lounge.

If you ever get the chance to stop by at The Chocolate Lounge I recommend getting Miss Coco which is a decadent hot chocolate drink. I’ve never, ever, ever tasted a hot chocolate as good as this elsewhere. They have branches (or do you call it franchises?) at 1 Utama, The Curve and the LCCT Terminal and other places too I’m sure. Trust me, Miss Coco is worth her weight in gold.

I was so excited to go to Kuala Lumpur to soak up the scene there after being away from it for so long. To be honest there were times when I wished I had just stayed working in Putrajaya instead of coming back here to The Land Below The Wind. Those times were far in between and only happen on days that were especially crappy and everything seem to be determined to go wrong.

However after spending 9 days there I began to realize that the longing in me to be in KL again after being away for the past few months is kind of like a breakup. You only remember the good and have no memory of the bad. I begin to see clearly again and realize that my decision to come back to Sabah was the best thing I’ve ever done. Sure, KL is glamorous and exciting but personally, I think that it’s a great place to visit but not my kind of place to live.

As for other Sabahans who has gone there to work in KL and love it there (my sister included), there’s nothing wrong with that. It’s not as if you’re disloyal to your state, it’s just a matter of personal taste and preference. Just don’t forget where you come from or your roots and don’t diss your own people.

That's all from me for now my dear readers.. Cheers! 


Asrih Arif said...

kenapa tiba2 aku emotional baca this entry? dramanya aku...

hahahhahaha perempuan mmg x boleh tgk kedai make up.. and I dont think window shopping is applicable kepada perempuan coz THEY ALWAYS BUY BUY BUY

hahahhaha I wonder what happen to u in the restaurant with ur sister...

Phoebe said...

Which part made you emo asrih? Hehe..

about widow shopping, I KNOW! It's so abominable how girls (myself included)think that we can just window shop when we have cash on us.

That's in my next post asrih.. Hehehe...