Archives for July 2008

hk june 08 – things you can buy with money

Since the free holiday was for 4D3N, I asked if we could extend one night, the first night’s accommodation duly paid for by ourselves. Horng helped us to book our first night at the BP International Hotel along Austin Road. For the amount we paid, it was rather worth it. I read some reviews that complained the rooms were small. Herro, you are in Hong Kong?!

In a summary (because I can’t remember details now) Bossini was the most awesome of all awesome shops in Hong Kong! Not only they have my size, their apparel is dirt cheap compared to what I’d have to fork out here! Something that would fit me nicely + doesn’t look like crap would cost like RM60 and above here. I got it for RM25 at Bossini!

Even their Marks & Spencers was cheaper. Geram!

Spotted somewhere in Mongkok, cracked me up:

Hong Kong June 2008 - Cheapy videos
CHEAPY VIDEOS FTW!

In the long ass e-mail that Su Ann sent me about Hong Kong, she mentioned Pottinger Street and angels’ wings. Thought we’d check it out.

Hong Kong June 2008 - Pottinger Street
Pottinger Street, Hong Kong

Saw angels’ wings for sale for about RM30. Called FA to ask if she wanted one. Got one for myself, wonder when I would be brave enough to wear it out in public.

Went into a couple of shops selling leather jackets. Sorely tempted because… I don’t know, would sound cool to be able to say, “hang on, let me grab my leather jacket”. Then again, reality sets in that I live in a hot ass tropical country. A raincoat would be more practical.

Bought a cheap ass umbrella because I couldn’t stand the drizzling rain fucking up my line of sight (glasses).

Pinky told me to go to Stanley. It was a great suggestion, so thank you Pinky ๐Ÿ˜‰ I didn’t know about Stanley, so was rather surprised to see that it was popular among tourists. Walked around the place, went to the market where I got this:

The Starry Night on a skirt
Van Gogh’s The Starry Night on my skirt

What? I think it’s awesome ๐Ÿ˜€

Also spotted this shop:

Hong Kong June 2008 - shop in Stanley
Alibaba, Stanley, Hong Kong

… where I bought the ballet shoes and high heels and I absolutely LOVE them! Should have gotten more ๐Ÿ™ Another reason I love them so much is because they stock my size (and above). It seems that Hong Kong women were born with small feet and will die with small feet. When I ranted about this with one of the shoe shop’s proprietor, she exclaimed, “Why, it’s only recent years that shops stock size 39 or 40! Last time the biggest size you could get was 37!” -_-”

While I was looking for pads for Dance Dance Revolution for my boss (because real men prance about on Styrofoam), something in a shop’s window display caught my eye, and I HAD to get it or DIE!

Death Note L toy
It doesn’t look good now… but wait!

Death Note L
Ta-dah!!!! Click on the photo above for a larger version

Death Note L - no brainer
Proof that you don’t need brains to be a great detective

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I guess that’s about all that matters.

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All blog posts on this trip:

hk june 08 – the obligatory ‘i waz there’ photos
hk june 08 – food food food
hk june 08 – things you can buy with money
hk june 08 – what little alcohol tales
hk june 08 – when relieving yourself is not a relief

Flickr set for Hong Kong 2008 trip

bits and friday pieces

Well, I confiscated the sword after Ryan hit me with it. Then he intentionally toppled his dinner over, and I made him stand at the corner. Of course he cried.

Here are photos that I meant to post and blog about, but I think it’s too late and I got too lazy. So, randomness ensues…

Us at the Tiesto party @ Port Dickson. We decided to take the old road (to eliminate possibility of traffic jam along the highway) and ended up in the middle of nowhere. Hilarity ensued.

Tiesto at Port Dickson
With FA, Sam, ST and Janice

With Heather at the HAPPY prize giving event where we watched some really ingenious videos. Heather’s now living it up in Shanghai, in a position that would kill most of you with envy.

HAPPY event - Suanie with Heather

Me with Wenqi and Mike Yip at the Malaysian Dream Girls finals. Photo stolen from Mike, obviously.

MDG Final - WenQi, Suanie, Mike Yip

Me with Sheryl at the MDG Final. She’s my junior in high school and we went for Young Buddhist Fellowship activities together. She’s now living it up in Singapore.

MDG Final - Suanie and Sheryl

The last photo I had of Faez before she moved to Amsterdam for work. Jealous, envy, jealous, envy, hate hate hate!!!

Faezah

Me with Val when she was back for the holidays. Now back in Perth where I hope she’s having the time of her life.

Val and Suanie

Adrian the Pinoy snorting salt.

Adrian

Actually I just wanted to update to play around with Woopra, heh.

dr vagus & kristin’s wedding / wi-fi detector t-shirt

Last Saturday saw me and FA in Seremban to attend Dr Vagus and Kristin’s wedding dinner. It was my first time meeting them. I was supposed to meet up with DRV when he was back in Malaysia a couple years ago, but that one tak jadi because iShy (‘cos he was with a lot of friends). So this time meeting him was at his wedding dinner. Hehehe.

Well, it was lovely meeting you both ๐Ÿ™‚

Suanie and Fireangel with Dr Vagus and Kristin
Me, Kristin, Dr Vagus, Fireangel

Okay if you’d read my previous post, you’d see that I wore the same baju to the last two wedding dinners I attended. I think I am just going to make this my official ‘wedding dinner’ baju as to eliminate the headache of what to wear, what goes with what, etc. Life’s hard enough as it is.

I’d also tumpang-ed Dr Vagus to get me the most awesome ThinkGeek.com’s Wi-Fi Detector Shirt, something that I’ve wanted in forever but could not get because they do not deliver to Malaysia / Singapore.

Suanie's Wi-Fi Detector t-shirt from ThinkGeek.com
The force is strong…

I think it’s DAMN cool ๐Ÿ˜€ Kegembiraan tak terhingga!!!!!

suanie’s statutory declaration

I had a most vivid dream early this morning. It involves me, Jason Mraz, a baby and blended avocados. Can’t really tell you the details because…

1) I guess it involves me being head over heels with Jason Mraz, and that itself is somewhat embarrassing
2) I really don’t want a baby of my own, unless it’s with Jason Mraz. Since that is not likely to happen this lifetime or the next, I don’t want my mom who reads my blog to go…
3) “YOU SUBCONSCIOUSLY WANT A BABY! BUT FIRST YOU SUBCONSCIOUSLY WANT A HUSBAND WHICH MEANS YOU SUBCONSCIOUSLY WANT A BOYFRIEND!”, because…
4) Too many of my high school friends are getting married and I made the mistake of telling her who’s who getting hitched and invited me to their wedding dinners.

Speaking of which, I attended my high school mate LL’s wedding dinner in BP last weekend.

Suanie with Li Lian at her wedding dinner
Me with the beautiful bride

It was lovely meeting up with my high school mates, some of them whom I met not long ago during our 10th year reunion in May, and some whom I have not seen since 1998. It didn’t make me feel like getting married.

Met a friend’s husband for the first time. Didn’t make me feel like getting married. Another friend told me that Irene, whose engagement dinner I attended two years ago might be holding her wedding banquet soon. Didn’t make me feel like getting married. A cousin revealed that her boyfriend proposed and showed me her engagement ring. Didn’t make me feel like getting married. Was chatting with minishorts on GTalk for a bit this morning and she talked about her upcoming wedding plans. Didn’t make me feel like getting married. Am attending Dr Vagus‘ wedding dinner this weekend. I doubt that would make me feel like getting married.

Since statutory declarations are all the rage now, I think I’ll make one ala Gier.

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I, Suanie of Suanie.net… do solemnly and sincerely declare as follows:-

1. I am of non-debatable sound mind and relatively good health, and am prone to pre and post-menstrual syndrome as and when my ovaries decide to release an egg which will pass through my fallopian tubes to my uterus very much unfertilised.

2. Despite my constant war of words with Ryan and his constant abuse of my physical being, I love him very much.

3. Even though my tolerance of children has significantly increased since my sister gave birth to Ryan, I still do not enjoy being around random kids especially in shopping malls. I will never be a kindergarten teacher.

4. When the time comes for me to have my own baby, I’d be happily married to either Jason Mraz, John Mayer or a significantly loaded guy who is not too shabby-looking and in possession of an intelligent and imaginative mind as well as a poetic soul. My Jason Mraz, John Mayer or a significantly loaded guy who is not too shabby-looking and in possession of an intelligent and imaginative mind as well as a poetic soul will be able to tell the difference between “your” and “you’re”.

5. He will also have a yacht.

6. When my friends get married or have plans to get married, I feel happy for them. That happiness for other people’s happiness does not translate to nor is equal to me wanting to get married myself.

7. All of the above was not written in a defensive mode, and is not a sly reverse psychology gesture in light of my current status as a single female.

8. Item no. 7 was not written in a defensive mode in anticipation of possible allegations of me writing everything above in a defensive mode, and was not a sly reverse psychology gesture from me to counter possible allegations of me employing a sly reverse psychology gesture upon myself and those around me.

9. Ditto.

10. The purpose of this statutory declaration is to:

10.1 State my firm and unwavering opinion that some 27-years old single females such as myself are not in a rush to tie the knot.

10.2 Express my concern that my mother’s mind is fettered with ideas that I am secretly wanting to get married because I happened to mention to her and my siblings that some of my friends are to be wed in the near future.

10.3 Emphasize the fact that I have no such existing ideas and notions in my head, unless she is willing to sponsor me a ticket to the Singapore Festival in August where Jason Mraz will be playing and will spot me among thousands of people in the crowd and fall in love with me instantly and bring me to the States with him and marry me at a simple ceremony where “I’m Yours” is on repeat in the background.

11. And I make this solemn declaration conscientiously believing the same be true and by virtue of the provisions of the Statutory Declaration Act 1960.

SUBSCRIBED and SOLEMNLY DECLARED by the abovenamed SUANIE at HER DESK in the State of Selangor this day of 04 JULY 2008 before THE HUNDREDS OF READERS ON HER BLOG.

we had fun @ euphoria by ministry of sound!

Last Wednesday and Thursday, in FA’s words, we were lucky to attend the preview of Euphoria by Ministry of Sound. I didn’t even know they opened a MOS in Malaysia. That shows you how little I know, or care.

But it was fun and I’m really glad I went because it has been a while since I’ve thoroughly enjoyed myself at a club. Maybe it was because of the pre-launch thingy, where there weren’t so many people and the management was trying to impress. When you are the beneficiary of such generosity, you do not voice a word of complain ๐Ÿ˜€

On Wednesday we got there rather early, at about 9 p.m. Was worth it because after touring the entire place (upstairs and downstairs and basement) we managed to get a great table underneath the stairs, next to the DJ booth, overlooking the dance floor. It’s the most awesome spot, I tell you. So if you are someone important or glamorous or just damn lucky to get your pick of tables, take that one.

Euphoria by Ministry of Sound Pre-launch - Fireangel and Suanie
Fireangel and me at said table

Beer, cocktails and red/white wines were free-flow (until about 11 something pm) and there was plenty to munch on, so you can imagine our happiness level. Waiter was also very friendly, dumping a whole load of beer on our table. Rather good ventilation too, as you can only smoke in designated smoking areas, which resemble those available at airports. At The Deq (which is something like a lounge, more well-lit equipped with comfy sofas), there is an open deck so that’s nice.

Euphoria by Ministry of Sound Pre-launch - awesome dj
Think this dude’s from Miami, USA and boy was he good!

If the two nights that we were there were anything to go by, you can be sure the music will be smooth, groovy, dance-able, chill-able, get you up and dancing, dazzle your imagination, etc. Okay, except for any R&B shit. Call me biased, prejudiced, judgmental, snob, in possession of little or no taste, whatever — but there is a time limit on how long one can dance to R&B without getting bored and/or looking for something else to move on to. Like, 15 minutes. See, this doesn’t happen when it comes to house/ trance! Anyone who disagrees does not deserve to party at Euphoria ๐Ÿ˜€

Euphoria by Ministry of Sound Pre-launch - Suanie with extremely tall monster
Halloween came early

Being the pre-pre-launch, there was of course entertainment in form of chicks and dudes on stilts and the compulsory sexy dancers in skimpy clothing. Besides the one in the photo above, there was a dude which we dubbed ‘lobster man’ because… he looked like a lobster? There were a couple of chicks prancing about on stilts; if I wore a hat, I’d take it off to them.

Euphoria by Ministry of Sound Pre-launch - Suanie with angels

A couple of chicks were almost stripper-dancing on stage. The one on my left was really good; she was slightly more voluptuous than the on my right and her timing to the music was always spot on.

Euphoria by Ministry of Sound Pre-launch - 25 June 2008
Dangerous chick and dance floor. Click on the photo above for a slightly larger version

The following night, we were there again, only this time with more people. Played around with QIK (which I am getting bored with) and this is Kim and ST as we waited for people… *click here for the video*

There are a couple more videos I took at The Deq but you’ll have to go look for them. iMalas to copy paste bla bla.

This time round we hung out at The Deq instead of the main room. Got ourselves a nice corner with a sofa and pillows. Definitely more people than the night before, met Dawn Jeremiah for the first time (VERY friendly and gregarious not to mention hot) and well, it was fun.

Euphoria by Ministry of Sound Pre-launch - 26 June 2008
Me with Mike Yip, Reta, FA and Kim (photo stolen from Mike Yip)

Wah, 2 nights out in a row! I must be getting younger ๐Ÿ˜›

Btw Euphoria by MOS is next to the Sunway Lagoon Resort. I guess you can just park your car at the hotel’s basement car park. If I am not mistaken, they officially open for business tonight. Apparently you need to be 21 years old and above to enter the club, so sorry Rachel ๐Ÿ˜€