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Friday, December 31, 2010

Something New For just-me-bie..

Hi all...

So as you guys know, I currently have two blogs. One is this one which is an everything log and another one which is my beauty blog phoebe-loves-makeup.blogspot.com

I find it a bit hard to maintain two blogs at once and I kinda feel that my beauty blog is not getting much love from me because when I'm busy updating this blog I tend to neglect it. So to make things simple I have decided to merge the two.

This means that aside from making it easier for me by focusing on only one blog, it also broadens the scope of my topics and readers for just-me-bie. This merge will commence starting January 2011... I hope you guys will enjoy this change.

Cheers my dears and once again I wish you a very Happy New Year!

2010 In A Nutshell..

Hi y'all.. There's only about less than 24 hours until we bid farewell to 2010 and meet 2011. Part of me feel sad and part of me is so excited because I can't wait to see what 2011 has in store for me. So here's to the year 2010:


My bestie Donna's wedding...

Had great weekends with my partners in crime.. Lol.. 

Karaoke time.. 


Went to Genting Highlands... 

Best Valentine's Day ever... 

Challenged myself to go on one of the most scary ride there. Freakin' AWESOME!


 Went through BTN

And met great friends along the way...


Had to leave my desk and all the workload.. 

...also my friends and colleagues...

...because I was transfered back to my homeland...


Went to Mamutik Island with my friend Erra. 

Went to and fro Labuan on a ferry for the 1st time 

Had my 1st birthday party ever...


Went to Poring on a day trip...


Great weekend trip to Ranau/Kundasang with new friends..


My aunt, Julita Jane Stanis passed away from cancer... 

 May her soul rest in peace..

She will always be in our hearts... We miss you Ina...

Gee... As I was going through my photos, I realized that I had a pretty good year.. Challenging, yes, but an utter bore? Not even close. 2010 is the year of discovery and with a helluva lot of 1st time experiences.. Thanks for the memories 2010 and farewell... Muah!

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Phy Resolutes To...

I dislike making New Years Resolutions. I don't have anything against it or those who make them religiously every year, I'm just personally not very good at keeping them. Yup, a bit sour grapes there.

It seems that whenever I make any resolutions, whether it is to reduce eating junk food, shrink down a size, do my laundry everyday, stop buying makeup or whatever it is, I have never been able to keep them. It could be because of lack of discipline, will power or both. Or maybe I was born that way.

Speaking of not buying makeup, I totally failed my Project 10 Pan. At first, I hadn't wanted to tell you guys because I am soooo embarrassed. I mean, I mentioned it everywhere, from Facebook to Youtube just so that I would feel accountable to get it done.

This failure is a perfect example of me failing to keep resolutions, whether for the New Year or otherwise.
From where this post is going, maybe you'd expect me to say that I'm soooo not making any New Years Resolutions for 2011. I thought I wouldn't either but I decided otherwise.

Why? Simply because I realized that although I fail almost every time (if not all the time) I make resolutions, I also learn something in the process. Let's take the example of my failed Project 10 Pan.One of the factors why it didn't work was because I had chosen products that I had liked but lost interest and/or had for a long time but had lost touch.

There was not one product in that list that is current or something that I have been loving recently, etc. so I kinda began to feel resentful and my makeup routine became not as enjoyable or therapeutic as it used to be anymore. It was up to the point where I didn't even bother to wear makeup for a few days.


My resolutions for the year of 2011 are:

Resume Project 10 Pan.

Eat 1 piece of fruit daily.

Drink at least 2 Liters of water daily. 

Do a blog post at least once a week on both this blog and my beauty blog phoebe-loves-makeup.blogspot.com.

Post a video on my Youtube channel nurjannahbie2 at least once a week.

Walk at least 6000 steps a day.

Read 1 novel a month

Make a piggy bank to save up for my next vacation.

Document and record my finances properly.

So far, that's what I can think of. So tell me, what are YOUR New Year resolutions? Do you believe in waiting for a New Year to come in order to change for the better or otherwise?

Anyway, I want to wish all of you a very Happy New Year 2011! Cheers!!!!!!

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Belated Wordless Wednesday Post: Cote d' Azur, SO In My Next Vacay Plans

Phy Follows Mr Bean’s Foot Steps

Not to the nuthouse. Nope. I am following Mr Bean’s way of drinking coffee only in my case, I do it with 3-in-1 Milo and minus the hot water. Oh, and I don’t look as demented as he does while doing it.

Who doesn't know this guy?

Anyone who’s watched Mr Bean movies would know what I’m talking about. For those who don’t, well, basically it’s like using your mouth as a cup and putting anything you need to make a beverage in it then pouring in hot water (only to be done by Mr Bean. Kids, don’t try THAT at home).

I still remember how I started doing this. It was back in 2003 when I was sitting for my SPM and just as I was about to leave my room to the exam hall I remembered that I hadn’t taken my breakfast. 

Not wanting to be stuck in the exam hall with a rumbling stomac  half-way during the exam, I looked around my room but there was nothing that could be eaten on the spot like biscuits, etc. Even Maggi’s 3 minute claim was too long to wait. Suddenly I spotted a green colored packet.

 Iconic dark green packaging..

Desperate, I gingerly tore it open and poured a bit of the content into my mouth.   Hm... I thought. Not bad.. Not bad at all. I finished the whole packet and did the same to a 2nd packet  for good measure.

Needles to say those 2 packet of 3-in-1 Milo helped me throughout the examination and although I don’t remember what subject it was (I believe it was Physics) I did pretty well. Lol...

Now I just down a sachet of Milo 3-in-1 for fun. Or when I’m desperately hungry yet still too lazy to switch on the electric kettle. Or when there’s no water and I want to drink Milo anyway like today.   Funny thing with today is, it was only after I did a Mr Bean with my Milo then the water supply became available... Oh well..

So tell me, have you ever done a Mr Bean before?

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Phy Knows A Secret, But Don't Know What It Is....

At my age, most if not all of my friends are already working. Some work in the Government, some are teachers, others are nurses and bankers. We are shaping ourselves, taking our places in society.

As for myself, after working for almost 2 years now, but I still feel lost. I still feel as if I don't belong, that I am stuck doing something that I am not meant to do.

So what am I meant to do? I don't know. Something challenging, interacting with multiple individuals at short periods of time (few days max), sharing knowledge that interests me, problem solving, involves traveling and writing. So what does that make me?

Travel host?

Whatever it is, I can feel something in me is changing. I feel as if I am awaking. I don't know how to explain it, but I am starting to sincerely feel like I am in charge of my own destiny (although the ultimate decider is of course Allah SWT).

It started yesterday, when I watched all the interesting jobs that relate to consumerism. It made me realize that there was so much out there in the world that I didn't know about and there are so much potential. I could be just about anything I wanted to be, I just need to know how.

This feeling stayed with me until now and I actually feel very excited, though I don't know why.. It's as I was told a big secret that I could use but I don't know what.. Isn't that just weird?

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Phy Rivals Fran Fine

In the nasal voice category that is... Lol... For those of you who do not know who Fran Fine is, she is the much loved nany from the 90's TV Series, The Nanny. Click here to see part of the series. Oh, and do take note of Miles, the Butler. He is hilarious!

Gosh, I sound really awful right now because I am down with a cold, sore throat and slight cough. Oh my head, please stop throbbing... Can't wait till lunch to have a break and after lunch I will be counting the minutes to 5pm. Huhu...

I might film a video today and put it up by tonight so stay tuned for that. Support by subscribing.. Thanks...

 The ever stylish Fran Fine

Monday, December 13, 2010

Phy Embarks On A Personal Project (Project 10 Pan)

I have decided to embark on a personal project called Project 10 Pan. For more information, visit my beauty blog at phoebe-loves-makeup.blogspot.com .

Also, for those who do not know, I am on Youtube now! Check out my videos here .

Support by following me on my beauty blog and subscribing to my Youtube channel. Thanks, love you guys. :)

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Phy Drinks Cake...

So two days ago I went to Jalan Gaya with my sister and after having lunch at Baba & Nyonya I went to Old Town right next to it and wanted to order my Gula Melaka Cendol Soya Freeze or affectionately known as Kuih Linggang in a Cup by me.

Unfortunately they ran out of Gula Melaka so I had to be content with just the Cendol Soya Freeze and it is delicious! Okay, it's not as good as the GMCSF (am using abrevation because the name is too long) but it's great for those who don't like anything too sweet. This taste just like drinking a cream cake. Heart!

I think what really makes the Soya Freeze a hit is the creamy soya taste. It's just out of this world. By the way, this is slightly cheaper than the GMCSF and is priced at RN7.50. I know, I know, it's very pricey. I can buy two Yoyo Mini Pearl Milky Tea with that price. All the more reason not to drink it every day..

I remembered to take a picture of it this time so this is what it looks like...

My Cake in a Cup...Yum...

Fook Yuen Cafe & Bakery/ Baba & Nyonya..

I love, love, LOVE dim sum but I find it so hard to find a place that sells dim sum that are halal AND taste authentically Chinese. My sister and I were on our way to another restaurant at Jalan Gaya when we came across this:

 Halal Chinese Restaurant

 The name of the bakery...

We decided to have our lunch here because we saw the dim sum counter and so this is what I had...

L-R: Shrimp dim sum, chicken with century egg dim sum

The dim sums were yum-o overload! Very filling too because of the generous size of the individual dim sums. You order your drink at the counter and you will be given a number. When your number flashes on the screen that's your cue to get your drink...

It's affordable because 4 sets of dim sum and a Teh Tarik costs below RM15. I love the authentic taste of Chinese dishes. A lot of Chinese people go there too so you know the taste isn't compromised just because they sell halal fare. 

Economy mee also available. I love the table and chairs...

The bakery... Most popular request? Roti Kahwin!

Do I recommend this place? Definitely! It's just next to Old Town at Jalan Gaya. If you know any great eating places in KK whether it is good value for money, delicious or unique do tell me about it and I will find the time to check it out. Cheers!

Friday, December 10, 2010

Phy Drinks Kuih Linggang...

I have been going out a lot with my elder sister lately as she has been in KK for the past week. Both of us love dining at Old Town for lunch. We have tried almost all if not all of the Old Town outlets in KK and by far our favorite outlet is been the one at Jalan Gaya.

Not only did everything that we ordered was available, the service was also very fast and the staff were competent. It was also at that outlet that I discovered my new Favorite drink.

I've never been a fan of ice blended drinks simply because I always get brain freeze and I do not have the patience to wait for the ice to melt before drinking it. Not only that, even if I somehow have the patience to wait, the taste would have been greatly compromised by the melted ice.

Having listed all of the above on why I disliked ice blended drinks, it really came as surprise to me that I have fallen in love with one. I don't remember the exact name but I know that it's a Soya Freeze Cendol with Gula Melaka. I heart this drink. I seriously feel like I am drinking a local cake/dessert called Kuih Linggang in Malay.

The name may vary according to state or district but I think most would know this cake. It's a green colored roll with coconut shavings and melted brown sugar filling. It's delicious!

This drink is very sweet though so as much as I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it I will be making a great efforts to refrain myself from drinking it everyday. It's also quite pricey which is around RM7.90. This Gula Melaka Soya Freeze also comes with Cincau instead of Cendol but I definitely prefer the Cendol over the Cincau.

Do give it a try and sorry for not having any pictures to show you guys. Next time I will try my hardest to be more diligent in taking pictures. Hehe.. Cheers!

Wednesday, December 08, 2010

I Am Grateful...

The past few days has been pretty rough aside from being physically and emotionally exhausting. Taking care, or at least, helping to take care of my terminally ill aunt was no walk in the park but care and concern made it easier and and gave all of us the strength to face the challenges together.

Personally, the experience has changed me and the way I look at things. Most importantly, it has made me feel grateful.

I am grateful that although I do not have the body of Heidi Klum, I am not thin because of terminal illness.

I am grateful that although I have thunder thighs, I still have a pair of legs that enable me to get from where I am to where I want to be.

I am grateful that while I don't have the fittest arms, I am still able to move them according to my wants and needs.

I am grateful that with the exception of a few foods that I am allergic to when taken in excess, I am still able to eat pretty much whatever I want, whenever I want AND enjoy it.

I am grateful to be alive.

I am grateful to be able to breathe without difficulty.

I am grateful to be able to get up on my own.

I am grateful that I am able to scratch wherever needs scratching. (I know it sounds weird, but believe me, it IS something everyone should be grateful for).

I am grateful that I am able to for a few hours, even if at times it might not be enough.

I am grateful that while I don't have the voice of a nightingale I can still sing, laugh and talk without difficulty.

I am grateful that I am still at an age where I am able to travel and go to distant places.

So tell me, what are you grateful for?

Thursday, December 02, 2010

Sad News...

I received very sad news today. My aunt who is diagnosed with stage four breast cancer is in the last stages of her life. All family members have been requested to come and visit her as the doctor estimates that she only has 48 hours left at most.

I am feeling very sad and anxious right now. She has been sick for years but now that it's coming near to the end I feel that I am still unprepared to face the end somehow. She has been good to all of us and treated us like her own children all these years.

Although I wish that she doesn't have to go at such a young age, I am glad at the same time because it means that she would finally be able to rest and be free from all her suffering and pain.

I hope all of you my dear readers, will pray for her. Thank you.

Wednesday, December 01, 2010

Wordless Wednesday: The Way We Were (An Almost Too Late Post)

Phy is old-fashioned..

Girls, how do you feel when a man ogles at you, wolf-whistles at you or walk up to you with cheesy and idiotic lines to ‘get to know you’? I know every girl is different and have different levels of tolerance. Some might even love it just for the attention.

For me, wolf whistles or whatever ludicrous noises a man can make with his mouth makes me wanna slap the perp.  Undressing me with their eyes makes me want to punch their teeth in and the infamous ‘Hi, boleh berkenalan?’ makes me want to run for cover . Or barf on their shoes.

Unsophisticated? Maybe. Bizzare? Probably.

I do love dolling up (granted, I have my lazy days) and I do like my efforts to be appreciated as the next girl. I do like attention (like, who doesn’t) as long as it’s the right kind. Here are what I personally find acceptable and unacceptable:

Making eye contact while talking to me is acceptable.

Talking to my boobs are not.

Asking to be introduced by a mutual friend, or if there is none, being a gentleman by striking a proper, non-sleazy conversation to get to know me is acceptable.

Coming up to me with an obnoxious  smirk and using any cheesy line is unacceptable (especially if a group of your friends are sniggering in the background, wondering which among them are going to win a bet over whether I will respond to you or not).

Saying ‘You look nice today’ or ‘That hairstyle/dress/lipstick suits you’ is acceptable.

Saying ‘Hey sexy, give this looooove machine a smack with your lips. C’mon, you know you want to’ while making smooching noises is not .

Looking at me with polite appreciation is acceptable.

Undressing me with your eyes is not.

Trying to get my attention by any gentlemanly means is acceptable.

Trying to get my attention by making all sorts of disgusting smacking noises with your mouth is not.

Call me old –fashioned, but that’s how I roll.. Cheers!