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Artisan Roast

Arrived in KL at 12.45am on Saturday. My brother picked me up and told me that he’ll bring us (Pao and Phoebe) for breakfast. He said, “I’ll bring you for breakfast tomorrow. Very POWER one!”

Alright, breakfast it is. But I was wondering if we could all wake up for breakfast because by the time we arrive home is almost 3am. I overnight at Pao’s place and we slept at 4.30am. Set our alarms and woke up at 8.30am. Called my brother to wake him up and we left home at around 9.30am, heading to Ampang Park to pick my sister up.

We took sometime looking for this place, called Artisan Roast in Ampang. Somehow, my brother and Pao forgotten how to get there. But finally, we found that place!

After parking the car, we walked through the pathway to a pondok, where Artisan Roast is.

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The waiter came and told us the main cook is on 2 days leave for Hari Raya Haji, so their famous breakfast set is not available. However, a simple breakfast meal was suggested to us. We agreed because they still have the coffee, where we were looking forward to!

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from left: Fresh Red, Iced Red Lattes

Fresh Red is basically Red Tea and Apple Juice! Tasted like Peel Fresh Apple juice!

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Iced Red Latte

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The tea and coffee are so aromatic, so delicious and even me, who is not a coffee person love this drink! I rate it 4/5!

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Pao was so happy to have her breakfast here, because she LOVES the coffee!

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We were all so tired, but the breakfast made us so excited and happy!

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I ain’t a food critique, I don’t know how to describe food. Like the texture and all.
But I’ll tell you what we makan-ed lah. Basically, our meal consists of omelette with cheese, toast and tomatoes with vinegar. It’s simple but yummy! Man, i’m now craving for the cheese omelette now!

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Our breakfast!

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Nope, Pao wasn’t posing for the camera. She was INDULGING. She was ENJOYING the aroma of the coffee. Look at her. First time I see people so into coffee lor. Cara minum and all. Haha!

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Look at Pao! Still in the world of her Iced Red Latte.

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Plates are all empty! *burppp*

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The coffee beans!

According to what was written on the website:

Freshly roasted, freshly ground coffee made by fresh baristas.

Artisan Roast provides you with the best cup of coffee that we can. We specialise in mighty fine coffee. We also play music and eat food, but mostly we concentrate on the coffee. We source green coffee, roast it and prepare it with a lot of care and attention. And then we serve it to people who can really taste the difference.

Get on the outside of a great coffee from Artisan.

We are the importers of Kees van der Westen espresso machines to Malaysia.

For those who are caffeine-shy, we also import Red Espresso.


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Happy girls and boy after breakfast!

And oh, there was a super cool car parked at the garage of YSB. I don’t know what car is it, but it’s so royal!

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Pao said, “My wedding car!”

The breakfast was not cheap though, but worth the taste, fellowship and fun. Well, we should at least indulge in a good English breakfast once a while though. ^^

Artisan Roast
Yayasan Seni Berdaftar – Artisan Centre and Gallery
333, Persiaran Ritchie
Off Jalan Ritchie
Jalan Ampang
55000 Kuala Lumpur
(Near Gleneagles Hospital)

Opening hours: Weekends: 0800-2000 (yupp! It’s only opened on weekends)

http://artisanroast.com.my/Roasters-of-great-coffee.html

Welcoming Myself Back

Yes, forgive me once again for I have not blogged for almost 3 month. After much people asking me to update my blog, here I am. Not doing my assignments, but blog!

So yes, assignments. For some of you readers who don’t know, I am now back to school. Yes, back to school again! This time pursuing my nursing education in Advance Diploma in Operating Theater Nursing. Just started this course 3 weeks ago and will last for 9 months.

So far, the modules that I’m struggling with is research and psychosocial. Sigh. No matter what, I still need to go through!

Anyway, just some pictures of what you guys missed the past few months of my disappearance!

Ok, so I bought a new camera in March. After so long, I finally own my first DSLR. =D
Bought a Nikon D7000! well, there goes my money for the month. To make me feel better, I bought this as my birthday gift. Haha.

So the picture below was my first attempt.

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This my my friend, Mun Theng. =)

The 2nd week of March was a blast. Company had an annual dinner and it was a privilege to attend because I heard the last annual dinner was many many many years ago!

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Ping Ping and I

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Jasmin, me and Abegail

And of course the next one is my birthday celebration. Was disappointed when my parents told me they were unable to go down to KL to celebrate my birthday. I travelled from Singapore to KL for the weekend for my birthday.

Little did I know, I was surprised to see my parents and lil sister! Thanks to my dearest and sister for the planning. Really made my day even more special. Family brings much happiness.

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Family photo =)

Next was Danee’s birthday that fell on April Fool’s. We celebrated a day earlier at clubs. Well, the night did not end too well when our dear Fang Fang fainted all of a sudden, tried to save her from any injury but too late, a chair fell on her forehead and left a deep cut!

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She was admitted for a night, just for observation and some stitches by plastic surgeon. She’s is fine, just some vasovagal syncope.

I have been going back to KL very often within these few months. The boyfie is there and since I have some time, I would just travel down since it is hard for him to come to Singapore as the exchange rate is so high. He told me this on my birthday, “If I were to go to Singapore to celebrate your birthday, I could not give you as much as I could give like now.” He won’t be able to spend on food and gift as much as in KL.

Singapore why you so expensive? Malaysia, why you so POOR?!

So yea, I went back during one of the weekend in April. And after I arrived, the boyfie asked me to accompany him to an event. Little did I know, the event is the JW Black Circuit Party, where it’s only by invitation! Fuyoh, feel so atas for a while.

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so as usual, his blogger friends. And me, sesat lah.

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my <3

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The event was hot, amazing and wow. Kinda enjoyed myself seeing celebrities, big shots, sexy woman, ugly guys, hot guys, drunkards and inhale cigarette smoke for 3 hours. Aih.

So after enjoying myself, it’s time to go back to school.
School was already tough in the first week. Praying that I can cope til next year!
Classmates are nice and friendly.

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We celebrated Charity’s birthday. My birthday was in March. Even if I wait til next year, I cannot celebrate liao in class. I kinda miss classroom birthday celebration actually. LOL.

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The class of 18 students only.

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Li Wei posing at the final year diploma student’s exhibition project.

And again, I have mentioned just now that I go back to KL often. Just last week, I travelled again to KL during Easter weekend. One of the reason is to visit CHCKL. =)

The boyfie and I was deciding on what to have for dinner on my first night in KL. Then I suggested Souled Out as it was ages ago since we last ate there!

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Due to my braces, I was and is still unable to eat some food. So Carbonara it is. Yummy!

And of course, missing chee cheong fun! The boyfie brought me to have some chee cheong fun at his neighbourhood.

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Food was so so, but I enjoyed the company.

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Another attempt of snapping good picture. I kinda like this picture. Hehe

And oh, how many of you love Pooh bear? I love pooh bear to the max!

And I bought this cute luggage bag!

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Aww, how can you not love it? It’s pricey though but I don’t care! haha.
My friend told me it cost $200 in Singapore! I bought this for about $110 only.

And just today, I went to meet up with my friends to catch up with them. Miss all the girl talks and gossips!

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Geraldine and I

And I have a little message here…

Dear Geraldine…
You have finally found someone who can cherish you and love you, take care of you and protect you. I hope everything will go on well with u and your dearest! You both are sweet and often keep me company!

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Congratulations and all the best to you both! =)

Huat Ah!

I never knew what “Huat Ah” means. Was wondering the meaning when everyone wishes me that. Then, a friend told me that “Huat” means “Fa” or “Fatt“, which means prosperity.

And being a working adult, their well wishes are mostly, “Be prosperous”. Not that is bad, just feeling different. When I was much younger, CNY is all about fun and collecting ang pows. Never really bother about prosperity. Prosperity is good, but treat prosperity wise too.

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But anyways, Chinese New Year is not all about being prosperous. It is also the time to spend time with your loved ones.

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Had reunion dinner with the bf’s family for the 2nd time. The food were awesome! =D Then, the bf drove me back to Kuantan and spent the first day of CNY with me and my family for the first time. Had an awesome time together though.

2nd day of CNY is the most meriah one, when my relatives came down from Singapore, JB and KL. Of course, it gets more meriah when we have our 2 lil cousins along. =)

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Amanda and Tarnia greeted us with “Gong Xi Fa Cai!” and they cheered us up with their big bright happy smiles!

Our reunion dinner mainly falls on the 2nd or 3rd day of CNY where everybody is back home. The food, oh so yummilicious Hainanese food!

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sometimes, its also great hanging out with extended relatives too.

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On the 3rd day of CNY, we went for our usual beach outing as the cousins loves the beach. This time we headed over to Pantai Sepat. It’s been awhile since I been there. It’s clean and not crowded!

This is also the best opportunity to practice my photography skills. Still bad, but I think it’s okay for a nooby like me. I was using daddy’s Nikon D90. Some pictures are taken by my sister using uncle’s Nikon D3100. Also, from here I learnt that taking pictures in RAW and just JPEG has difference especially when it comes to editing.

I thought I have mastered the knowledge of Shutter speed and Aperture, but whenever I hold a DSLR, I fail to understand. Settings will never get right! Anyways, way way way way way lots to learn!

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Amanda

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Tarnia

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Amanda and Tarnia enjoying the waves.

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Phoebe, Abigail and I.

I like the blue sky. Haha, edited it! With RAW, the sky can turn blue when I edit. Without RAW, no matter how much I enhance, the sky will never turn blue but the sea will turn as muddy as it can.

I have watched somewhere on YouTube, that, do not glue onto your handphone and ignore the guests.

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Well, they are the guests. And they are all on the phone. Even Tarnia! All facebooking except for Tarnia, playing with her games on her mommy’s iPhone.
Tarnia knows which is iPhone 3Gs and iPhone 4!

Kids are all so smart these days. And they make us happy! =)

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Always looking forward for CNY because of the smiles we put on our faces. Everyone is happy, and I hope we all can be as happy as that all the time!

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Wishing all of you a very happy new year! Well wishes and be prosperous in this year and in the near future!

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CNY 2010

Did nothing much on Day 1. Basically I travelled back from KL to Kuantan on Day 1. Yeap, I did not travelled straight back to Kuantan from Singapore. It’ll be very tiring so I just thought I can at least rest in KL before heading to Kuantan. Reached Kuantan and only went to yi por’s place for dinner. The end of day 1.

This CNY is more on a great family time together. Only went to one friend’s house for visiting. Had great time catching up with them and they have not change a bit! Haha. =)

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Setinna and Phoebe

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Me, Chia, Kae Yun and Christine

 And as usual, when I get to meet my sister, I’ll dress and transform them into a whole different person.

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Cardigan – not mine….lol Dress – Cotton On, Heels – Charles and Keith
So this is my sister Phoebe in my dress and heels. Since they look so good on her, I give them to her. She look better in those than I do.

On the 3rd day, we were invited over to Dai Yi Por’s (Eldest Grandaunty) place for lunch. CNY is the best season to get a great taste of Hainanese delicacies. My favourite will be the “green soup“. Yes. It is green in colour. It is a must whenever I visit any of my grandaunties’ houses for makan time whether it is during CNY or not.

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Kow Kung, Amanda, Kuku May Sun
Look at all those yummy food! Now I am salivating..
Only my grandaunties know how to masak these food. When they go already, don’t know who knows how to cook all these food liao. =(

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Hui Xin and Amanda

Kids are spoilt with today’s technologies. Amanda is teaching Hui Xin on how to use the iPhone. Yes, any iPhone noobs here? I can get my lil Amanda to teach you too.

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Well, I gotta say the best part of this CNY was the trip to the beach. Though it was just for a short while but I enjoyed the breeze and most importantly the laughter on everybody’s face! I come from where beaches are but I rarely go to the beach. I never appreciate the beach until I leave town to further my studies. Now the beach is my love…Whenever I go back to Kuantan, the beach is a must place to be at. I can spend hours sitting down on the sand. I miss Kuantan now…..

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This is Tanya.

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And this is Amanda

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Amanda has overcome her fear in being dirty. She never like the beach because it makes her dirty but look at her now. Enjoying the mud!
Amanda: *giggles* eeee see i so dirty!! *giggles*

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Like a commercial shoot. Love this shot!

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And this is me lah. I dislike beer, I love Shandy. I know beer tastes like Shandy, but beer is bitter, Shandy is not! =D

And oh, that’s my brother, Abishua at the background. =)

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Phoebe and I.

Yeaps, Phoebe looks so mature everyone thought I am her younger sister. =_=” Actually wherever I go, people thought I am still 16. Everytime I go to the mall, those salesman/saleswoman selling perfume, those people promoting credit cards, etc will not approach me. But when I am with my friends, then they will approach them! Even when I tried going into the casino, none of my friends were stopped, but I was stopped by the police and she asked me to show my IC.

Another incident was when I went to register for a phone line, the receptionist of StarHub asked me, “Have you got your parents’ permission to sign up for a line?” And she was shocked when I told her I am 21.

I dont wanna look like a school kid. Not that I don’t like looking young but I don’t like looking like a school kid. *grumpy*

OK, out of topic…back to CNY post!

Actually I don’t know what to write already. I’ll just end this post with a few pictures. Pictures will do alright??

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Abigail and Tanya
This is a very random shot and at that time. Tanya was very excited to see her parents at the restaurant by the beach when we took the kids for a stroll along the beach.

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Tanya the Dora
Don’t you think she looks like Dora the Explorer?

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She’s playing the baby grand in Jessel’s home with full of passion. She’s posing for the camera and the baby grand keyboard cover is closed. Not that she don’t know how to play the piano, but you know, this poser will pose for anything.

That’s all for today’s post. I lost my mood in blogging cause the pictures did not turn out well. I mean the editing and all. Sucks.

Picture of the day is below…

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Lin Chi Kang, Carbonara, Sham, Asvin

Didn’t do much today and the weather today is so damn hot. Surprisingly I went to have a nap though my room is as hot as a sauna.

Been thinking so hard whether I should do something different with my hair. At the same time, I felt so lazy to do so. Black hair looks good on me. But I also wanna try colouring my hair again. I had a bad experience dyeing my hair for the first time few years back. Instead of colouring once, I ended up colouring 3 times in a month.

Anyway, I finally went to have my Lin Chi Kang..=D

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got 2 eggs, actually 1 egg nia. My lil sister do not like to eat egg much so she gave me hers. So as you can see, got jelly, atapchi, egg, raisin and some other things I do not know what are those.


After having Lin Chi Kang with my sister, I went to meet up with Asvin and Sham for dinner. Suppose to go to Cherating Steakhouse, but it was closed. Ended up going to Crocodile Rock.

Yes, I orang Kuantan, tapi I tak pernah pergi Crocodile Rock. Never had a chance to go there cause every time I come back I crave for food I don’t get in KL.

For Asvin, she never been to Cherating Steakhouse before. Everytime she wanna go, it is always closed. Lol!

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my carbonara beef bacon. Didn’t finish because damn jelat. See the cheese there? Not their fault, I put all of what they gave me. Padan muka me.


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Sham and me.

Sham is still doing her accountancy and will be graduating in 2 years time. See lah everybody still studying I already working….The last time I met her was last year (2008)! OMG, and now it’s the end of 2009! I have no idea when can we meet again….=(

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Asvin and me

Asvin is now currently having her break, while waiting to go to Melbourne to continue her course, for another 2 years. Again, I feel so out, the only one who have started work…

But anyway, I am planning to go to Melbourne this coming August during my annual leave. At least I have a friend there, I am able to save some cost a bit. heheheeeeee…=P

I know Asvin since primary school. She changed school when we were Standard 5. We became close as her mother, also my teacher asked me to take care of her. Haha. Those were the days lah…=) Time flies really fast..
 
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Asvin, Sham and me

Hope to see you girls again. Miss you both..