Attended the 50th Anniversary of Family Planning Association with my hubby and parents, thanks to the invitation from my childhood friend Jae's parents. They're high profiled and well-known Datos in Seremban.
And this was my outfit for the day.
Qipao with faux fur shawl and clutch.
The dress code for men is batik. Hubby doesn't have one, so he borrowed one from dad .
Finally held our house warming party on 19th May 2012, more than half a year after moving in. It was one day after hubby's birthday so mum and I planned to surprise him and make it house warming cum hubby's birthday party!
Mum baked 2 cakes in conjunction with the events. One for the birthday boy and one for the house.
The left one is chocolate and the right one is blueberry flavoured. Awesomey yummy! Thanks, mum!
Catered food from a caterer my colleague introduced me to. I wanted something not too typical chinese style. Surprisingly, the setting is quite nice and we have spaghetti bolognese instead of the usual fried rice or fried meehoon. Desserts were mini fruit tarts and pastries, not just the usual fruit and agar-agar thing only.
Even the cutleries tray is nicely decorated.
Almost everyone who came complimented on the food. Drools!~
Glad my colleagues and friends are having a good time.
And also hubby's friends and colleagues.
Even my family members are having a good time.
Thereafter, it's the commencement of the cakes cutting ceremony!
No pun intended, I didn't shrunk to become a little girl.
Surprised hubby with a gift. It's actually a genuine leather wallet that costs me a bomb! He gave me a surprise kiss in return.
I would like to thank everyone for coming, some friends came from far. Thanks for all the lovely gifts and thank you for making the party a success. I would like to specially thank Charm, a friend I got to know online for about 2 years but have never met. So that night was the very first time we met.
Hubby and I got a pair of VIP tickets to the Pixie Lott showcase at KL Live. So here we are, getting prepared to go.
Upon arriving, it was still early so we headed to Dirty Nelly's for dinner. The most expensive Coke I have ever had! RM 10 for a can. OMG!!! The portion of food there is huge though. This is what hubby ordered and even a guy couldn't finish it.
Me and my meal which I finished most of it. Seems like my appetite was bigger than hubby's!
Later on we managed to get media entrance passes, haha! So that means there's a couple of VIP tickets extra.
It was still more than an hour before the show starts, so we posted on Facebook to see if there's anyone interested to take over the tickets. No response. What man, all so rich ka? Got free tickets also don't want.
The stage, beautiful!
The show started with Hitz.FM and Mix.FM DJs hosting the show and everyone from the media has been flocking at them for pictures.
The talented DJs doing their thing on stage!
Then we have Elecoldshot, winner of Battleground doing their dance routines on stage.
And finally.... here comes Pixie Lott!!!
To be honest with you, she does sound like Pixie but she looks nothing like Pixie at all -_-".
Kiasu hubby quickly went in front of the stage to do his part as a 'media photographer' too!
She doesn't look comfortable in that outfit at all. Throughout the performances you actually can see her tugging and pulling her skirt and her moves are so restricted!
" What would my mama do... uh oh... uh oh... "
Some of the lucky fans whose birthday falls on May, gets to go on stage with Pixie for cake cutting ceremony and Pixie sings a Happy Birthday song to them!
Not fair! Hubby and my birthday falls on May too! How come we don't get invited on stage, haha!
And the showcase wrapped up after a couple of songs more. You can watch part of the showcase performance and see Pixie touring around KL for food, tradition and fashion hunting on Astro Hitz channel.
p/s : During the performance of Cry me Out, hubby appears on screen and you can see him snapping away like a real deal media photographer. Wow wow wow... getting to appear on national TV (although indirectly) is something to be proud of too.
One rare morning when I had to go to work alone without my dad, I listened to Mix.FM while driving. Came across an advertisement about Michael Learns To Rock (MLTR) Live and it immediately caught my attention. I thought the tickets are on sale now but as the advertisement concluded it says " Get your FREE tickets now ". Whoah... for real? It's MLTR (big name) we're talking about and they are giving it out for free? It also says to log on to their website (SP Setia). It is a public listed company that's why I am very familiar with the name.
Immediately after arriving my office I logged on to their website to check their T&C. Got their contact numbers listed down, called hubby as he's on his off days after shift work. He called to check for the tickets availability and T&C. Tickets are still available and no T&C. All you need to do is just go to their sales office to collect the tickets. Hubby rushed up to the sales office, and he managed to get 4 tickets! And even bought me Krispy Kreme on his way back. Tee hee... thanks!
It's been a long time since I last went to concerts with my siblings, so the 2 extra tickets was given to my elder sister and brother. The day finally came (23rd June 2012), weather was good. We had a rushy rushy dinner but it was funny and laughable. Waited and waited... it was a great delay. The concert was supposed to start at 7pm but it was already 8.15pm. My.FM DJ Jack Chin started the show as a host, and DJ Lam Tak Wing interrupted as Ah Beng, followed by Mei Yan as Ah Lian and Wai Fun as Beng's mum. They were really entertaining and that slot wasn't for too long before MLTR started their gig. We were given seats and also a pair of free blow-up glowing sticks.
Songs list are as follows :-
- Renovate My Life - Sleeping Child - It's Only Love - Love Will Never Lie - Someday It's Gonna Make Sense - Heavy Is My Aliby - The Actor - Naked Like The Moon - I'm Gonna Be Around - Complicated Heart - Nothing To Lose - Shanghaied In Tokyo - How Many Hours - Take Me To Your Heart - Final Destination - Anyway You Want It - Breaking My Heart - Wild Women - 25 Minutes - Someday
- Paint My Love - That's Why (You Go Away)
Yes, they played many songs and Jascha's voice is still strong throughout the show. MLTR's performance sounds just as powerful as in their CD recordings and they were performing completely live. My sister recorded some videos of the performance, encore and fireworks but they're uploaded in her Facebook so I will just link a video from Youtube of MLTR playing the song Take Me To Your Heart.
Credits goes to Youtube user suki1124.
Some photos of the event :-
This is taken during the performance of Take Me To Your Heart.
Taken after the show in the elevator.
Photos are all taken by my sister.
Overall, MLTR Live was superb! Enjoyed the event, the venue and the companions! Afterall it's free, what more can you ask for? Thank you SP Setia for your generosity and bringing MLTR concert to us with no cost to us, and at the same time allowing us to feel the ambience of your park.
When you stop chasing the wrong things you give the right things a chance to catch you. As Maria Robinson once said, "Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending." Nothing could be closer to the truth. But before you can begin this process of transformation you have to stop doing the things that have been holding you back.
Here are some ideas to get you started:
Stop spending time with the wrong people. Life is too short to spend time with people who suck the happiness out of you. If someone wants you in their life, they'll make room for you. You shouldn't have to fight for a spot. Never, ever insist yourself to someone who continuously overlooks your worth. And remember, it's not the people that stand by your side when you're at your best, but the ones who stand beside you when you're at your worst that are your true friends.
Stop running from your problems. Face them head on. No, it won't be easy. There is no person in the world capable of flawlessly handling every punch thrown at them. We aren't supposed to be able to instantly solve problems. That's not how we're made. In fact, we're made to get upset, sad, hurt, stumble and fall. Because that's the whole purpose of living to face problems, learn, adapt, and solve them over the course of time. This is what ultimately molds us into the person we become.
Stop lying to yourself. You can lie to anyone else in the world, but you can't lie to yourself. Our lives improve only when we take chances, and the first and most difficult chance we can take is to be honest with ourselves.
Stop putting your own needs on the back burner. The most painful thing is losing yourself in the process of loving someone too much, and forgetting that you are special too. Yes, help others; but help yourself too. If there was ever a moment to follow your passion and do something that matters to you, that moment is now.
Stop trying to be someone you're not. One of the greatest challenges in life is being yourself in a world that's trying to make you like everyone else. Someone will always be prettier, someone will always be smarter, someone will always be younger, but they will never be you. Don't change so people will like you. Be yourself and the right people will love the real you.
Stop trying to hold onto the past. You can't start the next chapter of your life if you keep re-reading your last one.
Stop being scared to make a mistake. Doing something and getting it wrong is at least ten times more productive than doing nothing. Every success has a trail of failures behind it, and every failure is leading towards success. You end up regretting the things you did NOT do far more than the things you did.
Stop berating yourself for old mistakes. We may love the wrong person and cry about the wrong things, but no matter how things go wrong, one thing is for sure, mistakes help us find the person and things that are right for us. We all make mistakes, have struggles, and even regret things in our past. But you are not your mistakes, you are not your struggles, and you are here NOW with the power to shape your day and your future. Every single thing that has ever happened in your life is preparing you for a moment that is yet to come.
Stop trying to buy happiness. Many of the things we desire are expensive. But the truth is, the things that really satisfy us are totally free love, laughter and working on our passions.
Stop exclusively looking to others for happiness. If you're not happy with who you are on the inside, you won't be happy in a long-term relationship with anyone else either. You have to create stability in your own life first before you can share it with someone else.
Stop being idle. Don't think too much or you'll create a problem that wasn't even there in the first place. Evaluate situations and take decisive action. You cannot change what you refuse to confront. Making progress involves risk. Period! You can't make it to second base with your foot on first.
Stop thinking you're not ready. Nobody ever feels 100% ready when an opportunity arises. Because most great opportunities in life force us to grow beyond our comfort zones, which means we won't feel totally comfortable at first.
Stop getting involved in relationships for the wrong reasons. Relationships must be chosen wisely. It's better to be alone than to be in bad company. There's no need to rush. If something is meant to be, it will happen in the right time, with the right person, and for the best reason. Fall in love when you're ready, not when you're lonely.
Stop rejecting new relationships just because old ones didn't work. In life you'll realize that there is a purpose for everyone you meet. Some will test you, some will use you and some will teach you. But most importantly, some will bring out the best in you.
Stop trying to compete against everyone else. Don't worry about what others doing better than you. Concentrate on beating your own records every day. Success is a battle between YOU and YOURSELF only.
Stop being jealous of others. Jealousy is the art of counting someone else's blessings instead of your own. Ask yourself this: "What's something I have that everyone wants?"
Stop complaining and feeling sorry for yourself. Life's curveballs are thrown for a reason to shift your path in a direction that is meant for you. You may not see or understand everything the moment it happens, and it may be tough. But reflect back on those negative curveballs thrown at you in the past. You'll often see that eventually they led you to a better place, person, state of mind, or situation. So smile! Let everyone know that today you are a lot stronger than you were yesterday, and you will be.
Stop holding grudges. Don't live your life with hate in your heart. You will end up hurting yourself more than the people you hate. Forgiveness is not saying, "What you did to me is okay." It is saying, "I'm not going to let what you did to me ruin my happiness forever." Forgiveness is the answer let go, find peace, liberate yourself! And remember, forgiveness is not just for other people, it's for you too. If you must, forgive yourself, move on and try to do better next time.
Stop letting others bring you down to their level. Refuse to lower your standards to accommodate those who refuse to raise theirs.
Stop wasting time explaining yourself to others. Your friends don't need it and your enemies won't believe it anyway. Just do what you know in your heart is right.
Stop doing the same things over and over without taking a break. The time to take a deep breath is when you don't have time for it. If you keep doing what you're doing, you'll keep getting what you're getting. Sometimes you need to distance yourself to see things clearly.
Stop overlooking the beauty of small moments. Enjoy the little things, because one day you may look back and discover they were the big things. The best portion of your life will be the small, nameless moments you spend smiling with someone who matters to you.
Stop trying to make things perfect. The real world doesn't reward perfectionists, it rewards people who get things done.
Stop following the path of least resistance. Life is not easy, especially when you plan on achieving something worthwhile. Don't take the easy way out. Do something extraordinary.
Stop acting like everything is fine if it isn't. It's okay to fall apart for a little while. You don't always have to pretend to be strong, and there is no need to constantly prove that everything is going well. You shouldn't be concerned with what other people are thinking either cry if you need to it's healthy to shed your tears. The sooner you do, the sooner you will be able to smile again.
Stop blaming others for your troubles. The extent to which you can achieve your dreams depends on the extent to which you take responsibility for your life. When you blame others for what you're going through, you deny responsibility you give others power over that part of your life.
Stop trying to be everything to everyone. Doing so is impossible, and trying will only burn you out. But making one person smile CAN change the world. Maybe not the whole world, but their world. So narrow your focus.
Stop worrying so much. Worry will not strip tomorrow of its burdens, it will strip today of its joy. One way to check if something is worth mulling over is to ask yourself this question: "Will this matter in one year's time? Three years? Five years?" If not, then it is not worth your time worrying about it.