Paris Inspired Me

I’ve never regarded myself as a workaholic but I think two weeks of holiday from Malaysia is just about enough for me! Okay, maybe not so much the working part but I just want to come home and get on with life. It’s like I put it on pause and it feels kind of unsettling.

I’m missing three weeks of my final year. I try not to worry. Really! Missing out on the juniors’ orientation and stuff. Btw, I heard that the medicine people did the batch 5’s It’s one of the few things we poor boring dental people look forward to each year.

I’m having a lovely time here in the UK despite the painful prices my father has to pay for simple meals and everything is totally unaffordable. The shopaholic in me is dying inside… I. need. my. shopping. malls. I need shoeeess.(as in to feed my addiction)

Speaking of shoes, I actually saw some really nice one in Paris. Pretty colours in leather-like material and for like 15 Euros, which is, what, about RM80? Pricey but what one would expect to pay for a nicer pair of heels. Sigh. Shop shop shop. Maybe I need to see a shrink.

I just got back from my europe trip.

Amsterdam – need to go back without the parents (KIDDING, DAD).
Switzerland – totally gorgeous! Ever seen a clear river in the middle of the city?
Germany – was in the suburbs. Bah.
Paris – I think I’m in love.

And the cold weather is making me miss Chee Kiang more. Haha, poor thing only get missed in low temperatures. Kidding lah, I can’t wait till we both graduate and then get a place together. Counting the days. πŸ™‚

So yeah, favourite city by far? PARIS! Omg.

I always thought artsy fartsy people are pretentious and I always roll my eyes at people who give up everything to ‘chase their dreams to be an artist’ but now I see the light. I really do.

I didn’t get to go see the Louvre as I heard the Mona Lisa is so small. Probably about the size of my laptop.

I’m not particularly interested in those big names and stuff but I wouldn’t mind that when I know a bit more! I went around (and got lost) in Montmartre. It’s a village where most artists from Paris go to showcase their work.


Saw this  particularly gorgeous one of two fluffy cats looking out at the Moulin Rouge (which I saw with my own eyes btw when we got lost!). I don’t understand how they manage to make the colour shine so brightly, like there are really lights coming out. I want to paint LIKE THAT. And there’s another kind of painting style which I adore. I think they call it water colour painting. You know, like very light pastel shades carelessly painted within black outlines but not totally staying within the lines, do you know what I mean?

First thing to do when I get home: Buy artblock.

If I hadn’t gone up to the Eiffel tower, I would probably have to make another trip back to Paris just to go up the metal structure. Which I did. πŸ™‚ We thought we didn’t have enough time but dad made sure that my brother and I went up the tower. NO ONE TOLD US THAT YOU HAD TO CLIMB ALL THE WAY UP TO THE SECOND FLOOR. Dad and mum certainly didn’t say anything, so cheeky. Mervyn and I were almost dead. Imagine, ending your life climbing the Eiffel tower.

And I never knew that those blinking lights come on at night! And the colours of Paris at night? Ratatouille was totally telling the truth.

More photos later, as always. πŸ™‚

I’m A Damn Lucky Girl..

..and my housemates couldn’t agree more.

Thursday night was supposed to be a spring cleaning session before my parents arrive this weekend but I was dead tired from the entire week’s worth of clinics and that one important presentation, so I asked Chee Kiang to help me do a little bit this afternoon. πŸ™‚

I asked him to help me sweep down stairs and use the static mop to get some dust off and I’ll come home to mop the entire place so that there’s no repeat performance of my infamous dirty old house. Back in Year 1, Chee Kiang did a pretty good job cleaning up the house without being asked when I had to go for class and leave him at home alone.

And today I came home from uni and the dried leaves, dust bunnies, tattered pamphlets were cleared from the porch. Our shoes were aligned in their respective pairs on either side of the main door. The previously crumpled up floor mats were laid out and the marble floor inside was sparkling for the first time in months!!

I was actually giddy with happiness! This is so much better than roses and diamonds, a girl could not possibly ask for more.

Cze-Yin even smsmed me when we were at Penang, “Tell Chee Kiang thank you for cleaning the house!” and even though I didn’t tell her anything. LOL, she knows I’m far too lazy to be the one responsible for it. Cheh.

Lady Gaga’s Coverage On The Nuffnang Music Bash 2009

New Updates on The Sticker Monster:

Mini Mirror Stickers In A Plethora Of Colours



Finally found the energy to complete the post! This is coming from the girl who still has not blogged about New Year’s Eve. I’ve also been meaning to blog about ADSALympics 2008, a sporting event by my dental faculty and ADSAlympics 2009 is in two weeks’ time. T_T

Nuffnang Music Bash is by Maxis Broadband, if you don’t already know. πŸ™‚ Gotta love all these costume parties. There were plenty of Jason Mrazes and Katy Perries that night.

Here’s the link to the post about how much I spent effort I put into creating my Lady Gaga look.

So as usual, Soon Seng offered to drive. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not one of those girls who leach off boys for free rides. I offered to drive since my car was back in Subang with me. But Soon Seng is and has always been such a gentleman, so down the Federal Highway we went after his ACCA classes. He’s so hardworking, already working and yet he has his ACCA classes during the weekend. Joyce, your boy is made of stability and financial security. πŸ™‚

Just like the time I stepped out of my house as the Slutty Joker Nurse for the Halloween party, his expression from behind his window still made me laugh like mad.

I’ve been pestering him for a couple of weeks, “So what are you going as? What are you going as?” and he’ll be like, “I’ll think of something..just you wait….”

And Saturday rolled around and he was like, “I got a pair of sunnies and you know what? I’ll go as that dude who sings the bridge in Just Dance.” You guys should watch the video if you feel lost.

Totally loving the long feathery lashes!

Kim who came as a gay man trapped in a hot woman’s body. She’s one of the members from Village People. A thin moustache is quite sexy on her, don’t you think?

Kim and Susan from Maxis. She didn’t bring her two little girls along this time, would have been fun to see the little girls in costume. I first met Susan when I did the Maxis Broadband review
. πŸ™‚ I really like her as she’s very genuine.

Cindy and myself. If you can’t recognize Cindy’s costume, you’re probably like 5 years younger than us or something. Seriously, when the Nuffnang team went on stage to perform Let The Music Heal Your Soul, the crowd couldn’t sing along because most of them at the party were about 8 or 9 years old when the song was popular. I is old. Cindy is Britney Spears from Baby One More Time. πŸ™‚

This is Andy whom I met at a funfair 4 years ago! He is one of Liss’ close friends from uni and it was really strange seeing him at a blog gathering! I always feel like my world which is filled with friends from real life are not in anyway connected with the friends I have in the blogging world. Strange perception, I know.

The crowd warming up to the ever so funny Liang who is Nuffnang’s permanent MC.

PENNNYYYYY! I haven’t seen this woman in yonks!!

Julian who came as Bob Marley. Julian is soooo cool. πŸ™‚ I hope you become a Doctor In Blogging soon!!

Bob Marley and his bong. Do go to his blog to do a survey for his study on the Malaysian blogosphere if you’re a blogger yourself.

Another person whom I’ve not seen in the longest time as well – SERGE aka Dustyhawk. πŸ™‚ He’s supposed to be Jason Mraz.

A clearer photo, but no hugging. Awww πŸ™

Check out the awesome colours from Jem and the Hollograms!
That’s Nigel in the tiger coat, Joshua at the back with the chicken hairstyle, Hsu Jen smiling from behind and Andrew with the star. I love Andrew’s make up!

love love love the colours.

l-r: Aud, Myself and May. May thank you thank you for the video! No one else cared for Lady Gaga’s killa moves… πŸ˜›

Soon Seng wanted a photo too!

Kelz is part of the Jem and the Hollograms band. She is obviously, Jem. All PINNNK. I like!

I’m not sure who the girl in red is (please let me know!) and that’s Liang interviewing CopyKate who came as KatE Perry. πŸ™‚

Jolene meets Jolyn again, who came as Pink from the Lady Marmalade video. We’re both Ladies!

Nick so hiphop! I think he’s trying to tell you that his bling is real gold.

Soon Seng and Jolyn.

You guys shall call her Iris, but I will call her Lie Peh because I call her sister Lie Yuen. Feels weird to call you Iris lah, but PEOPLE this is Iris Heng Lie Peh. πŸ™‚ Lie Peh came as Victoria Beckham. You can see she perfected the scowl.

L-r: Carmen, Drunken Lady Gaga, Vivien and Wan Wei. Love your pink hair extensions! πŸ™‚

Carmen and Vivien came as Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen. You must guess which is which. I got it right. πŸ™‚

I’m doing something inappropriate with you but I forgot your name. πŸ™ sorry. It’s like I have alzheimers or something.

Jamie Chin came as Katy Perry and gosh, she is perhaps one of the most beautiful girl I’ve seen in the longest time.

Jamie Liew came as herself with an outfit her mother helped her put together. very glamorous! Why are all Jamies so goddamn beautiful?

Huai Bin who came as Eminem (and won the Worst Impersonator Award) loan me his caplang pasar malam toy gun to pose like a Bond Girl.

Huai Bin as Eminem! Should have gave him some hair from my wig. Eminem is platinum blonde as well, r ight?

I tell you ah, this couple is damnnnn cute one lor. At the last party, they came as Jack Sparrow and Keira Knightley. Hsu Jen’s pirate costume was damn sexy, love the cleavage, babes. πŸ™‚ Jen and David are both part of the Jem and the Hollograms band. I love how David’s hair colour is of that electric blue shade and how his shades can be of the exact same shade.

Soon Seng and Jamie Chin. Jamie wrote in her blog that her dress is from Velvet Ribbon!

Another blog couple..:) Copycate and her boy Hikaru. I think he was a Jason Mraz.

With Pink and KatE Perry.

Andy wanted one with the sexy Pink.

And there were people there acting like celebrities..

KY … I didn’t quite get your outfit. What was it?

There was a contest to see who could sing a chorus from any song and hold the last note for the longest possible time. After the bash, I’ve been singing randomly in the car, in the bathroom and trying to see if I can last more than 14 seconds. That’s the record made by this girl called Natalie who wowed the crowd with her Power Of Love rendition. I’m sure most of you have also been trying to see if you have got what it takes, don’t lie!! πŸ˜›

All the pros hard at work.

The winners got a pair of sunglasses each.

There was a nother game where the contestants had to dance to Beyonce’s Single Ladies. Like copy her moves EXACTLY. Even professionally done, the moves are already so outrageous. Imagine it replicated. By guys. 0___0

Tim looked like he was having a good time. Wish I could say the same for Aud. Oops. πŸ™‚

The Nuffnang team took to the stage with the ever so nostalgic Let The Music Heal Your Soul. It is the one and only song that combined all the awesome boybands.

Must be Robb’s idea. Right, right?

The Nuffies danced to Jai Ho and thanks to them, the song is stuck in my head. *plays Jai Ho for the millionth time on ipod*

I was elated when they announced my name as one of the nominees for Best Dressed. Again, Liang couldn’t get my blog url right. It’s pronounced, JAY-ELLE-ANNE-NUR-LAI-YERL. It probably is not meant to be pronounced this way. But if the French can dictate that Cafe be pronounced as CA FAY, I can butcher up the english language and have my blog url being pronounced however way I like it to be. πŸ™‚

Pink, Lady Gaga and Britney.

For the guys, it was ‘Eminem’, Bob Marley and John Lennon. Soon Seng didn’t include Yatz in the pic! Poor thing. But look at that! All the nominees got a dot com each.,,,,, πŸ™‚ Nicee.

To generate some crowd response, the nominees had to do some booty shaking to show the audience what they were made of.

Eminem had his suave moves.

Britney was sizzling!

Gaga was just fucken scary. SOON SENG, BAD ANGLEEE. Anyway, I was quite worried that I embarrassed myself on stage, but after looking through the video a few times, it wasn’t THAT painful. πŸ™‚

*forces you to watch the video*

Video is from May!

The crowd was cheering and all, probably because I’ve got some good friends in the crowd who have mega lungs (thank you Kelz, Jen, Pam and gang!). I did my default dance moves (hands in the air, swinging hip) and ended it with a Shakira butt shake that I usually do to make friends laugh.

The cheers stopped adruptly. I think I shocked the audience on the right of the stage into silence.

And this was the only nice dancing photo I could find. Thanks Shaolin! πŸ™‚

Pink finished her number and we then waited anxiously for the winner to be announced.

Awww I’m smiling so sweetly at Liang. Who in this photo has the eyes of the Fortune Cat.

Julian Bob Marley waits anxiously for the results ot be announced. He would eventually win the Best Impersonator Award. He took home a SONY PS3. Damn awesome.

Jolyn won herself an iPod for her creative pre-bash video.

The Sony PS3 that Julian won. Jealous!

Huai Bin won the worst impersonator award. LOL.

Yatz won the best dressed male award. Like me, he won RM500 worth of Topshop vouchers. In a way it is rewarding because I could never afford anything from Topshop. But apparently the vouchers can also be used at Warehouse, Diva, Dorothy Perkins and Miss Selfridge. I’ve been salivating over the clothes at Warehouse for the longest time and now I have these vouchers! I’ll remember to treat all two pieces of my Warehouse apparels with tender loving care.

The only photo of Tim and myself from that night. Thanks for the vouchers, Tim! And thank you Maxis Broadband!!

Robb who was too busy to take a pic with me. πŸ™

Another photo of myself with Lie Peh.

Alex and myself. What did you come as, Alex?

I’m here with Jess who came as Amy Lee from Evanescence.

Oooh! Love the lighting in this one. Thanks Kim for posing with me again! πŸ™‚

I went up to check out the Maxis Broadband Live Blogging thing and saw Julian there. Had trouble loading my dashboard so I didn’t get to do any live blogging. Sigh.

With Simon, the retired hip-hop star.

Andrew’s outfit is so damn cool.

Oh finally a picture with Yatz. WHO DARE CUT OFF MY HAIR BOW?! WHO?!

Soon Seng, Jen and myself.

And this is Aaron/Cincau Hangus!! πŸ™‚ Couldn’t recognize him at first.

FInally a picture with Yee Hou.

And that’s ChrisTockπŸ™‚

Soon Seng and Kate! favourite photo of the night. πŸ™‚

Myself and the gorgeous Zoey!

Colby and Gaga doing it right!

l-r: Yenniedoll, Jolyn, Myself (watch the video lah, she does this hand thing too!) and Jess.

Poor Pam arrived so  late but thankfully I managed to get this shot with her. πŸ™‚

Thomas arrived late too. Was nice seeing you again:)

Compulsory car photo. Pity that the lashes were positioned weirdly and hence I look like I have black eyeshadow at a wrong spot.

There, better!

Proud to say that I now have an extra sticker to be added to my collection. πŸ™‚

My Shopping Madness From Bangsar To Sungai Wang To Queensbay

I’m one of those girls who find absolute pleasure in accumulating great bargains (according to my budget of course) but when it comes to using them, I just don’t find the same pleasure. I wear the same eye shadows despite owning more than a hundred colours (the 88 colour palette contributed greatly of course, heh), wear the same two pairs of pants even though I went on a mad rampage to buy all the candy coloured tights in all the blog shops I could find and I feel most comfortable with nothing hanging around my wrists or from my ears though I have an entire carousel of accessories to show.

What is wrong with me?

I cannot put into words exactly how I feel everytime I see something in the perfect cutting, in an interesting texture or in an absolutely darling colour. Taking it down from a hanger, I stroke it imagining how I’ll look in it, consider how much I like it…but most of all, think about what other girls would say when they see me in it. It’s just nice when other people agree with you, acknowledging your taste. πŸ™‚

Shopping is a form of gratification for me and EVERYTIME there’s an exam, the only thing I look forward to is to go ALL OUT and raid the mall after the exams.

And that’s exactly what I did the moment I had some time to spare. πŸ™‚

During the CNY break, Esther and I went gallivanting around the Bangsar boutiques.

Here’s a quaint little place, which is called BluBelle or Blue Bells or something. I can’t remember. But they stock clothes which make you feel like you’re living in some english countryside.

Saw this ruffled top that actually came with a fancy pinafore. But it was too embarrassing to wear, so this will do.

Somehow I just don’t feel the oomph when it comes to buying shoes from a boutique. I only trust stores that sell solely shoes. It just seems more real and you won’t be disappointed about the lack of sizes.

Esther has faith in shoes from boutiques.

This was pretty comfy and I quite like the little ribbon on the arm. And the pleats are so pretty too!

A little too transparent though. But I was kind of broke during that trip, so the shopping trip was mainly for camwhoring purposes. If I can’t own it, at least I have a photograph of myself in it.

Something Carrie Bradshaw would wear, eh?

I’ve been particularly drawn to knitted stuff as of late. But most of the stuff I’ve chosen would not allow me to sit down without opening my coffeeshop for the rest of the world to see.

The next stop was Cats Whiskers! Couldn’t find anything nice there but this pretty display of necklaces by the window.

Above Cats Whiskers is this boutique called something about a tea party. Can’t remember the exact name but the pieces are designed by their in-house designer. Affordable rates for something locally designed! Everything is like less than RM90. Usually ‘designer’ stuff is above RM200. Even though the designer is unknown.

It’s in a shade of blue that I’ve never seen before. Love the white sash.

This is something quite special! Look at the lapel! it’s fashionable to have ruffles and all that, but I’m not sure if this was a trend or if it is going to come into trend. I love the big collar. It’s really different from the cookie cut stuff you get from everywhere else, online or offline.

See what I meant by totally different kinds of stuff? Firstly, the colour combination is so adorable! It’s very doll-like.

But I guess it depends on the individual. Some people might call this frumpy, some people might find it quaint.

Esther going down the stairs with the pretty wall stickers.

The next shopping trip before I came back to Sungai Petani was a much needed, long awaited trip to Sg. Wang. Mel and I walked around the entire mall for like five hours. For the first time in my life, I am finally done covering every single inch of Sg. Wang, every single alley and every other interesting shops. Do you know there’s an ally with all the designer clothes (think Zang Toi, Melinda Looi etc) followed by a whole row of prom dress shops? Prom dresses – okay, fine, at my age I should be saying dinner gowns, pfft – for less than RM100! I wouldn’t even mind forking out less than Rm200 for a beautiful dress! I’ll totally raid that place during my next dental dinner. Or if any of my friends plan to get married.

On the 2nd floor of Sg. Wang, facing Famous Amos (somehow the branch at Sg. Wang smells extraordinarily strong) has a shop stocking the cutest and boldest office wears for RM40 and below. This dress you’re looking at here? πŸ™‚ I bought it. For, get this, Rm39. πŸ˜€

It is perhaps one of my most decent dresses ever! At least my relatives’ eyeballs won’t pop out anymore in future weddings.

And one more, just because the colour is nice. πŸ™‚ Very old English.

Another rosy skirt that I could do without.. so I didn’t get it.

and THIS I bought! Buahaha, it’s also RM39. πŸ™‚ I can’t get over how well it fits!

While snaking in and out of the never ending alleys, I chanced upon this pseudo lolita shop. Here’s one of their more conservative pieces:

Priced at RM69 and for this kind of style, I think it’s quite a bargain! With the tiny corset detail and the tulle lining, it’s really really pretty. The most surprising thing is that it could even fit me! Nice things hardly fit me!


With flash!

The label is just so adorable!

There was even one in baby pink which is more subtle than the hot pink one.

If you’ve been to Sg. Wang recently, you would have notice this trend where shops slap on a RM25 price tag to everything in the shop. The downside to this is that you can’t try on any of the items.

I’m not sure if this tactic works with all the shop but on the 6th floor there’s this RM25 shop where I bought some pants and a jacket. I was worried that the pants didn’t fit me but the sales assistant said I could try it in the toilet after buying it and if it doesn’t fit me, I could return it for something else. Well, guess what, it totally did and I came back and bought a jacket AND a pair of shorts. πŸ˜€ RM25 EACH! *froths at mouth*

But certain shops don’t allow good luck!

Bah, seen it in all the blog shops. RM25 only and most of them are selling for RM40..RM50….

And what shopping trip is complete without looking at shoes?

Ended up buying the black pumps. Was torn between the black and the brown. Black more professional, brown is different, so vanilla-ey different that it’s common.  Everyone wants to be different and go with the brown. Ho-hum.

I bought another pair of wedges from Vincci. Very pretty! Dirty green with gold buckles and a gold coated wedge-heel. I thought it would make good sense to get a pair of wedges for those night outs spent dancing. I usually get into a huff when my feet start to ache and Gaya told me that wedges can save the day!

And because I went to Queensbay to meet a customer last weekend (and she bought RM100 worth of stickers! Whee!), Lie Yuen and I ended up spending the entire day at the mall along with my RM100.

There’s this Jappy shop just before Nichii on the boutiques’ floor and the lady there said that they were having post-CNY sales and that it is “always like that”. I was gawking at disbelief when I saw this rack that said “70% off!”

This orange top is RM39.90 BEFORE discount. Good lord. I bought it. FOR RM11!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I bought another dress from this place too for RM17, but photos later on in this post.

A new boutique has opened next to Nichii (left hand side neighbour) and the clothes there are super super cheap too. RM40 and below. I can’t vouch for the quality but it seems thick and alright to me. Here’s a black eyelet dress which was RM35.

A teal dress that was too tight for me. But it’s quite nice right! RM35 also.

I totally regret not getting this top! RM34 only and I chose the white one instead..sob sob. Should have gotten it in pink too.

Don’t really like the cutting of this dress but for the sake of camwhoring…bolehlah…

I bought this too! I think it was about RM36. Something comfy and dressy enough. It’s quite stretchy.

Brenda and I agreed that the best Forever 21 we have ever seen is in Queensbay. The KL ones somehow are not as enticing as the one there as they stock more dressy stuff in their Bargains section.

Here I am with another knitted number. Tad too short, but as long as I’m standing up, everything will be okay, men will not do badly in business, children will not go blind.

I like this one! It’s awesome for night outs but not at the price tag of RM99. No.

Looks too basic for RM99 but i LOVE IT.. sigh.

Some chiffon top. It’s a tad too Aunty-ish for me.

This was from their bargain section. A forever21 piece for only RM61!! But I didn’t buy it. :\

I deemed it too common as any other girl would probably already own something like that. I really really liked the material though. Those embellishments are not just bronze/gold ones but gems which shine quite well.

Our day ended at Kim Gary, where Lie Yuen treated me to dinner.

We decided to sleep while waiting for the food. We were far too tired after a particularly long week of 9am-5pm full days.

My style of sleeping.

Before we went into my car; it’s been so long since we’ve had a photo together.

Oh yeah. Eh heh. *paiseh* I ended up with a couple of things from Forever21. Here’s a Flower hairband that I couldn’t resist.

And faux pearls! Wanted these for the longest time. It would have gone really well with my dental dinner ensemble but every other pearl necklace i saw was over RM100. This was only RM17. Yes, correct. RM17 from FOREVER21!!!

Nah, my RM11 dress-top. It’s good for those casual meet-ups. It’ll probably end up on the list of Jolene’s Most Worn Items. Like my purple colour long tank top (which I bought in green and black too.) or any of my comfy baby tees and this three quarter pants that I wear ALL the time. Oh yeah, my jeans too.

This is RM17!!!! *goes mad*

Must think about how to look more decent in this piece… but for Rm17, many things can be done at a later date. Buy first, think later.

This is the white one as opposed to the pink one. Pink one better right?!?!

I found a high waisted skirt in my cupboard which I think I bought from Shopaholics Unite. So I tried to pair it together.

I also found this black low cut office top in my cupboard (like some magical cupboard like that right) and decided to try out the corporate woman look. It’s from Shopaholics Unite as well!

With my hair up! How? Professional enough or not?

This was the red comfy casual dress that I got for RM36. πŸ™‚

Here I am with the RM25 tube dress I bought from Sg. Wang plus a rib breaking cincher from a stall at Fleur De Lis, sucking in my fats.

Without the crazy cincher. Don’t like the cheap ass belt that comes with it.

Ahh. Shoes. πŸ™‚ Green fuzz and gold is LOVE. I think it’s about RM39.90 from Shoe Point at Queensbay.

Perfect for walking into the dental hospital. High heels just kill me. It’s such a distance from the carpark to the building.

With padded insoles!!

And I couldn’t possibly resist these things even though I’ve been trying to stay away from Gladiators. But somehow or other I would still succumb and at the worst possible time ever – a time when everyone is on to something new. T_T

Wouldn’t have gotten it if it wasn’t for the beautiful yellow patent material.

It could’ve been higher.

<3 <3 <3 Sorry, I can’t get over it.

Ok, I promise this is the last photo.