Sunday, December 12, 2010

Crazy for Hyun Joong - Part 2

Day 2.

The event was held outside Pavilion, from Bukit BIntang. If you are familiar with Pavilion, it's the wide space at La Bodega towards the Loaf.

So day 2 came. This time I was alone. I'm glad I met sha, so i can plan to "bump" into her at Pavilion. She texted me around 9 i think (i cant remember exactly what time) she said she is ready to go out. I was like WHAT? *cries* i haven't even took my bath yet. Then I packed my bags for the little get away with my friends, and getting ready. It was around 10 I think. I didn't plan to go too early. My plan was to be there 12pm the earliest as I already given my name to the fanclub to join their "queue". Then Sha texted me and said that people were already started queuing! I was suprised and got a little bit kan cheong and got ready as fast as I could and I went out of the house around 10 something. I havent had my breakfast yet, luckilly after I parked I went to buy some buns and water, raincoat.. umbrella and some tibdits..just in case.

When I reached the area, this was what I found:

This was actually taken a little bit later.. but the crowd more or less the same

At that moment, I thought to myself, am I really going to do this? Am I really gonna sit here all day? The event was scheduled to start at 5pm. Now it's about 11am. Then Sha came and found me and we talked a little bit. Sha & her friend was also sitting in queue. So I thought, ok, let's just try. Sha sat with me for awhile, trying to make me comfortable, which I thank you. If you weren't there, I don't think I went through it you know. Then after sitting there for awhile, more people came and I thought hey, Im not the only crazy one here. When the line were separated, for those under the RM50 category and RM300. I decided to let go my place at the fanclub and sit with the RM300 people. I think Im among the first 10 in the queue. We were informed that the first 200 person under the RM300 category will be given a special zone to stand. That was what I was aiming.

the line behind me.. so i was glad i came earlier, ya know?
the line in front
I was here
supplies

So I thought, what the heck, I'm already here, let's just get through it. The people in my line were pretty cool people and we talked and made friends. I sat with a 17 year old girl, who was on her break from SPM. A really sweet girl. Around Zohor time, i asked the girls in front of me to keep our places and went for prayers. After we came back, it has started drizzling. I was thinking again.. am I for real? But we already waited for about 3 hours, so what was some rain? We took out our umbrellas and sat there. As Im writing here, I still can't believe that I actually went through this.

Fans with umbrellas.

Then around 2:30pm, TFS called for the registration & doorgift. We were sitting in the line and didnt want to gave up our line but the TFS staff were kind enough to ensure that we keep our line, so she brought us to the door gift counter. We got a poster and a face mask each and we got our VIP stamp on our arms. So much for a VIP.

the so called VIP

My friend Sha waiting in her lucky winners line
me with the doorgift poster


Now all we have to do was wait. It was already past 3pm, so i was thinking what's 2 hours more. i was comfortable with the girls Im with, so it was kinda fun.

Then around 4 + they gathered us around and preparing us to go inside the special zone area. we found out that only those with RM300 postcard can enter into the area. Poor the RM50 ppl who have waited since morning. At this point, I was glad that I had the RM300 postcard. At least, I got to see him a little closer.. I may not be able to see him face to face but it beats being those at the back. So we were "let loose" into the special zone area. At this point also i was quite disappointed as we were mixed with those who were not shoppers of the RM300 category. I wont say anything but I just think that it was unfair as it was a TFS shopper event. We dug our money and bought RM300 worth of products, at least show us some special privilege. They should have allow the first 200 in first, then give the rest to who ever.

Anyway, I was tired already and seriously i was not in the mood already. People were pushing and it was stuffy and super hot. Some girls beside me were those hyper types and kept screaming. I've been to quite a number of concerts but I never get annoyed like this. Maybe I was moody and tired too so probably I got easily agitated that day. Seriously at this time, I thought to myself, WHY AM I HERE? I was alone (i know i met nice people here) but I was alone. When we stood there, we were on our own. We were already separated. I was like 4-5 rows from the barricade. As time went on, I was pushed further back. I was too lazy to fight with these people anymore. So I just thought I just get what I can. HJ actually came a little bit earlier than 5pm which i was grateful.

My view. erk

erm i was here. >.<

Crowd went crazy of course.. but as he went on stage he was concerned with the crowds on the left side of the stage. He actually gestured "stop" with his hand because he didnt want any unfortunate event to happen. As i understand, the barricade that side moved as the crowd were pushing. That was my fave moment of the entire event. hehehe the always-caring side of HJ.
He was telling the fans not to push

My friend sha getting his autograph on stage

After I went to take a breather... more air here.. look how many people kept me away from HJ hahahah

I actually took some vids of his arrival but at that chaotic moment I deleted some of the vids accidentally. My friend Sha went on stage (yes she was one of the lucky winners) took some of her pics and after that, I went to the back of the crowd. It was too stuffy for me. There weren't much to see anyway, HJ came on at first, and launched a new product, then the autograph session, took photos with the lucky winners, autograph session again.. then said goodbye. I did get a pretty good fancam for the last bit and caught his only english words "Thank you very much, I love you." Ngeeeeeeee. THen off he went.

Here is a couple of pic I took from THEFACESHOP MALAYSIA official facebook page. Click here for the album. Credit goes to them.. just to show the crowd from the stage.

the crowd from the stage. so this was how HJ saw us? I probably at the place i marked in red

hahahaha u can see me here! :P

I didn't take a lot of pics, it was hard and my cam has only 4x zoom so I couldnt really get close up photos. However, im satisfied with what I have and Im glad I took the last video. You can see more of my photos here.

You can see my vids here and here.

And thanks to kimhyunjoongperfect, you can also see me here at 0:04 hahahah! see the crowd?

I went to say goodbye to my new friends and then I just went home and waited for my friends to pick up for our little get away.

It was truly unbelievable. I can't believe i sat on the pavement for nearly 6-7 hours.

But i got what I want. To see Hyun Joong in front of me.

I guess, that alone is worth of all the trouble.

After that event, I told my friends that I was not sure if I want to do it again. But right now, Im still sick with the effect of HJ visit here, I probably take it back. If i have the time, the strength and supporting friends, I might do it again. and oh, after i uploaded pics on FB, i found out that there were quite a number of HJ friends among my friends and said that they wanted to follow me for HJ's visit next time. hahah. I guess before this they were too shy to admit :P

Call me crazy, call me stupid, call me what you want. All in all, I really did what I really want ^^

The most importantly, in the process, I've met with new friends, which I find amazing what one common thing can bring people together ^^

And oh, this vid by Mykpophuntress brought tears to my eyes everytime I watch it. hahhahahah yes, im still crazy for HJ.

For more photos of the whole visit, you can go to THEFACESHOP MALAYSIA official facebook page here

Crazy for Hyun Joong - Part 1

The craziest thing I ever done in my entire 33 years life.

Seriously this tops the list.

If you know me, you know that I get celebrity crushes all the time. The top of my list is of course my darling Keanu Reeves, everyone who knows me knows that. Even my late grandmother knows that. hehe. If you followed my blog, you noticed there are a few crushes I have.

So, anyway, as you may have noticed, the latest celeb crush is of course, Kim Hyun Joong. If you noticed as well, I kinda slow in blogging after I'm into him? hahahaha so you see my mind has been taken over by this Korean guy called Kim Hyun Joong. Because of him, i'm into the korean entertainment world. I may not be an expert, but I'm enjoying at my own pace. But, everything korean leads back to Hyun Joong.

And because of him, I did something I never ever thought I would do. I waited in line to see 40 minutes of him in the flesh for nearly 7 HOURS! or 6. I reached Pavilion aarea around 11am. He came before 5pm and left before 6 pm.

By far, this seriously is the craziest thing i ever done in my celeb obssession. and oh, how can i forget? I WENT TO HIS ARRIVAL AT THE AIRPORT! HHHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHHAH I EVEN TOOK A HALF DAY LEAVE FOR IT?

I still can't believe I did that. It has been a week since my adventure, I still get goosebumps thinking how unbelievable it was.

If you have no idea what I'm talking about. Ok so, let me tell you the story. Kim Hyun Joong has been appointed as the official spokeperson for THEFACESHOP. THEFACESHOP is a leading Korean cosmetic brand and Malaysia (from what I found out) is the second biggest partner after China. Impressive ey. BElieve me, I have no idea about this until Kim Hyun Joong becamse the spoke person. I had never entered into its shop too. UNTIL KIM HYUN JOONG.

See, now you know I'm not kidding when I told you Kim Hyun Joong has taken over my sanity. lol

I don't know about him. Why I like him so much. I just do. Not like. LOVE. I swear we have a relationship. XD. Somewhere. Faraway fan - celeb relationship. Then people say, when you are in love, there is no reason. You just feel it. Right?

Gosh, what have i become. hahahaha.

So anyway, let me ge to the adventure. I didnt win the lucky draw contest. :( The lucky draw winners got to meet him on stage and get his autograph right there and then. I was quite depressed for not winning. You know how that feel? It felt like he's right in front of you but you can't do anything. It hurts. I was heartbrooken. Not kidding. When I entered the contest, of course at the back of my mind didn't really put much hope. But that's a lie. Of course i really hope to win. Combined with kak tine, I spent nearly RM400 just to enter into the lucky draw.

I did plan a little bit and applied leave just in case as I've been discussing with my friend from Sarawak thinking of stalking HJ. As my friend couldn't make it, I didn't want to do it alone. It's sad enough that I'm going to the Fan gathering alone.. but not to the airport too right.

HJ schedule was - from Singapore to Malaysia on the 3rd, 4th Dec the fan gathering & autograph sessions at pavilion and on the 5th, TFS outlets visit on Pavilion & Sunway Pyramid. As I've already made plans with my girls Lin and Hani for a weekend getaway, I cannot go to the 5th event.

I managed to get his flight and hotel information from my friend b, thank you so much for all the help and tips! At that time I still I havent decided whether Im actually going to do it. I didn't even have a camera!

On the 2nd dec night, i really wanted to go and i asked my dear bubuk if she can accompany me. She said yes! if not for bubuk, i wouldn't have the chance to meet HJ upclose. Well, not close enough but to see him real life. So i went to work on the 3rd, with 1/2 day leave on my mind and going to the airport. That morning when I was in a meeting for a project i loathe, i received a phone call but i couldnt pick it up. I called it back, it went unanswered and i called so many times! I wasnt expecting any phone call except for TFS. I still didnt know who the caller, but in my heart that time i really think it was TFS. Somehow I got very emotional, i cant even focus on the meeting. Luckily the meeting was a simple one, and i didnt really need much concentration. hahah.

As I went out of the meeting, i decided, JUST GO! So i packed my stuff and left office and went to pick up bubuk. Bubuk brought her 3 months old baby, Darin.. all for my craziness. Now when I thought about it, i exposed darin with so many risks. but alhamdulillah, it went smoothly and Darin is fine :) and she was a doll on that day.

HJ was scheduled to arrive from singapore at 5:55pm. We reached KLIA at about 530pm and I straight away looked for my twitter friend Sha. Found her, did our greeting and we waited. There were a number of Triple S Malaysia there (Triple S is reference to fan club for HJ's band SS501).., there were green balloons and they were singing the fan song "Green Peas". As it was my frist experience, I find it very exciting and somehow Im glad that they werent too many fans there, so I got a better chance to see him. We waited at the glass barricade outside the arrival hall as we thought we could see him better. I was so nervous and bubuk was asking me if i would like to have her corn in cup and i said i cant eat anything. of course, she still teases me about that. lol.

Fans waiting for HJ

My new friend Sha, we met for the first time here after knowing each other about a week on twitter? lol. Simply awesome.

My loyal friend bubuk and her daughter Darin. Thank you, it wouldnt not be possible without you.


Anyway, HJ came out at about 6:40-ish pm and I caught it on vid. hahaha. somehow my stupid vid got nearly 5K views? HHAHAH. i had my phone (on video mode) on my left hand and I got bubuk's camera on my riight hand (for stills). when he came out, i sort of forgot that I had the video on my hand as i was running to the exit. Oh yes, bubuk also was running with me, together with Darin in tow and the stroller! LMAO!. Bubuk got excited as I was after seeing how good looking HJ was in real life. haha. We were actually quite near.. but somehow, I was i don't know, shocked? That I didn't really know what to do. He was stalled for quite awhile waiting for his car to arrive but I didnt know what I did..but somehow, when I crossed to the otherside, I got to be by his vehicle, a Toyota Alphard and I was on his side. So I can actually see him at the window. I waved. HHAHHAHA.. it took about i dont know 5 minutes? max is 10 minutes. I think it was less than that.

HJ was actually tall but small. His frame is quite small. And now I believe when people refer to him as "walking statue". He is unbelievably good looking. By far, he is the most good looking beautiful person i've ever seen.

You can see my video here but see it with caution. hahahahaa. You'll get what I mean about 2-3 seconds when you see the video. See the vid here: you can even hear my footsteps. lol.

And these are the only pics i got .. lol

His flight

THERE HE IS! Marked red. lol



Stopped as he was greeted by TFS staff

shaking shaking!!!

The back of his head haha

His ride. He was sitting behind the driver ^^


One of the most memorable moment in my life. It was crazy, exciting, fun, and I'm glad i just went for it. TO tell you the truth, i love this moment than the fan gathering. I may not be able to see him up close, up close. But i was there. I WAS THERE! I saw him! and oh, you can see me in this vid at minute 2:06 far right hahahaha. i was about to cross the road. Wearing purple top and black pants. either u see or miss it :P Credit goes to the owner of the vid


I'm still smitten XD

33

Alhamdulillah, I'm 33 years old now.

Some people sigh for adding numbers to their age.. for me, it's a blessing for being "allowed" to live 33 years already. With all prayers, may we all be around long enough to have many more birthdays.

I wish for than good health, good fortune, and always surrounded by my loved ones.

Thank you for all your prayers :)



Oh, how can I forget the priceless "trending party" my friends did for me on twitter. lol. it may not reached the trending list, but, this tops on my list. Check out some of the trending "birthday jan" i screencapped.

Thanks my dear @lizipohmali @mirs_ana




Sunday, November 14, 2010

Jan Khan's Dream Korea Itinerary!

Hi guys!! please click on the link and vote for me.. tweet, like, etc. would help. love u guys!

Jan Khan's Dream Korea Itinerary!

Friday, October 22, 2010

Plum Cake Tatin

Ok referring to my previous post. I just changed my url tumblr from http://jankhan.tumblr.com to http://plumcaketatin.tumblr.com

Just because.

XD

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Tumblr

Just would like to inform you guys that I spent more time on tumblr than here these days.

Was introduced to it sometime last week and got addicted already.

Check out my tumblr here http://jankhan.tumblr.com

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Of Weddings and Babies

I don't know about you, but for me, this year is a year of weddings and babies. If not weddings, it is engagement. So actually it should be read as year of engagement, weddings and babies. Some are my closest friends, some are colleagues, some are college friends, some are friend's siblings..

It started off with Ain last December, of which reminded me that I haven't blogged about her wedding day. From Miss to Missus Part 3 hahaha. Ah.. should I still? Ain already expecting her baby in early September. The latest was the Slattery's wedding reception, earlier this month. Before that was Syira's wedding. Then one by one my friends are either gave birth to babies or carrying babies.

Hey, don't think in a wrong way, Im so happy for my friends. I'm happy that I have so many circles of friends that I can experience how to deal with friends of different statuses. hehe

I've been with the bride-to-be on her last of being single woman for 3 times - Tuya's, Ain's and Syira. I wish I could be there for Angah, but then she is already married. keke, although I stayed with her till the end of the day on the reception day.

Anyway, let me get to my point. I love being involved in weddings stuff. But sometimes, when I think back, something in my heart tells me that, when will my time comes? Being close to the weddings, now when I think of it, makes it harder.. because deep in your heart, you cannot help but imagine of your own wedding and somehow it makes me kinda sad. Well, it is not sad really but hmm don't know how to explain it really.

That day, during Angah's reception day, when I said goodbye to my family (my family also attended the reception) and told them I'm gonna stay with Angah, my dad looked at me and said something like, it is always you... I looked at him, and didn't really get it. He smiled and there's something on his face.. look of pity? Sad? He smiled and have that little look that makes me go like.. "awww Pa", but I didn't say it of course. Then as I turned away, I think I know what he meant. I've been thinking about the same thing.

I've been thinking to talk about this for awhile now but I thought I didn't want to write something like this because it may appear that I'm sad or desperate? Now when I thought again, this is natural feeling, right? Im not normal if I didn't think this way. I don't know. What do you think? I didn't want to think much of it, but since I'm thinking about it right now, so might as well I write about it.

A twitter friend recently tweeted "One day someone will come into your life and you'll finally understand why it never worked with anyone else". Nice eh? So I'm gonna keep that in mind.

:)



You're Beautiful

Ok.. hahah ok, I never thought that I'll be blogging about a Korean drama, again. I thought Boys Over Flowers was the only one.

Anyway, thanks to an online friend, she gave a me a copy of the drama and bam! I was hooked.

I am on MC for three days (today last day), as I am having this lowerback pain, (i cant sit for a long period).. but since Im able to sit and write this, I am getting better. HAHhahAh that is so random right? not related at all. No, what I was trying to say was that because Im on mc, i was able to watch this drama.

So anyway, last weekend I had a sleepover at Dang's and watched about 5 episodes of this drama. I spent the whole day Monday watching the rest of it but can't finished it and watched the last 2 eps yesterday morning. there were 16 eps all.

I LOVED IT!!

For those who are not familiar with korean dramas, you can google it, it is a very popular drama in 2009 i think.

Main Cast of You're Beautiful

So anyway, I love the male lead, his name is Jang Geun Suk. In the drama, he is the leader of a fictional popular idol group and he has this angst persona about him. He is always angry but somehow he has a very kind heart. Typical. hahaha but that's what I love. lol. I think I have a thing for eyeliner on men and ponytail! But of course, I've seen Hyun Joong with the ponytail and eyeliner, maybe that's why I like this guy? Hmm now, to think again, he does look a lil bit like Hyun Joong. hehehe.

Anyway, right now, i am watching his movie Baby & Me online, recommended by Dang... it was before You're Beautiful. Dang told me that he lost 7 kgs for the role in You're Beautiful as most idols are lanky.. so his face a lil bit full in this Baby & me movie.

I guess my Korean guys list has expanded - Kim Hyun Joong, Daniel Henney, Rain, now Jang Geun Suk. Oh I've mention about Taeyang and Daesung (both from big Bang?) I love them musically. This is good. hehe

He looked kinda dorky in this pic but I like!
Awww sexy lol
the angst I mentioned. See his face? Like!

Ahh my fave pic.. look at the ponytail and eyeliner! *sigh*

Monday, July 5, 2010

Lost in Owl City

Since I haven't been updating this blog much, I tend to use my twitter as my "mini blog" since I update it with my thoughts, all day long. And if you are a follower, you'll notice that I've mentioned Owl City a few times. Owl City has this effect of making me a little bit dreamy, and if I'm feeling down, Owl City sort of lifted my spirits up. And Im not the only one, Taylor Swift also mentioned in one of her tweets something about Owl City and her being dreamy. I can't remember the exact words..but it was something like that. Too lazy to find it. hehe. I RT-ed it though.

I'm in a bad "monday blues" attack. For no apparent reason. Im not nasty to my colleagues, but I felt mundane and nothing and I can sense negativity oozing out of me.

I was waiting for someone or something to lift my spirits up, and I even tried Owl City in the morning but it didn't work. Usually I will play Vanilla Twilight, Fireflies and The Saltwater Room (not in any particular order). They are my happy songs. But somehow today it didn't work.

Then I decided to try again with me reading the lyrics and one song caught my interest. I can feel the muscles around my mouth moving in a smiling position. The song name is "Dental Care". I'm familiar with song but I never paid much attention it. It is such a quirky song, but very very adorable. It made me smile because of the Adam Young's creativity and positive outlook. I like the way he sees things. Somehow, to him it seems all are rainbows and sunshines. He can make a song about going to the dentist into a happy song. It reminded me of the theme song of sesame street too. LOL. But I think this is not actually a song of going to the dentist literally. It's quite deep, at least that's the way I see it. Or maybe I was thinking too much, again! hahaha. maybe it is just a song about dental care. :P Check this out.

"Dental Care" - Owl City

I brush my teeth, and look in the mirror
And laugh out loud as I'm beaming from ear to ear
I'd rather pick flowers instead of fightsAnd rather than flaunt my style
I'd flash you a smile of clean pearly whites

I've been to the dentist a thousand times so I know the drill
I smooth my hair, sit back in the chair
But somehow I still get the chills
"Have a seat" he says pleasantly
As he shakes my hand, and practically laughs at me
"Open up nice and wide" he says peering in
With a smirk he says "don't have a fit this'll just pinch a bit"
As he tries not to grin

When hygienists leave on long vacations
That's when dentists scream and lose their patience

Talking only brings the tooth aches on
Because I say the stupidest things
So if my resolve goes South
I'll swallow my pride with an aspirin,
and shut my mouth

Golf and alcohol don't mix
And that's why I don't drink and drive
Because, good grief I'd knock out my teeth
And have to kiss my smile goodbye

I've been to the dentist a thousand times so I know the drill
I smooth my hair, sit back in the chair
But somehow I still get the chills


Didn't get what I mean? Didn't get why it made me smile? heheheh I cannot help you then. You have to find your own song. All I know is that Im in a better mood than before. keke

And also, especially after looking at this picture too. :p How can I not smile now? I love his pearly whites ^^ one of my fave pics. i love him *staring adoringly*



Credit of the picture goes to the owner of the pic, as watermarked.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

Potterheadititis is back!

Remember these dates:

19th November 2010 and 15th July 2011

WHY?? Because that's when Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows premieres. As you know, it will be in 2 parts, hence the 2 dates.

HAVE YOU SEEN THE TRAILER?????? It was AWESOME. I wanna cry, I wanna scream, I can feel this electric sensation from my toes crawling up to my head when I saw it. I wanna cry because I can't wait.. I also wanna cry because it was hard enough for me reading the book, I cannot imagine how I am watching the movie. Like usual, I'm gonna take a day off to watch the movie. Anyone wants to join? I'm planning to watch it maybe twice, back to back? What say you? hahaha

Enough talk, if you haven't seen it, go here.

And read this, this is exactly how I felt when I saw it. hehehe.

Are you excited? I AM MORE THAN EXCITED! I'm still hyperventilating. Im supposed to be excited about the Eclipse premiere which I'll be attending next week, but Im more excited this little trailer. I feel guilty. hehe. Im scared now to watch the movie because this trailer is only 2:29 minutes and I've gone crazy already. hahahaha.

Gonna start reading the book again. Watching this trailer puts me in Harry Potter mood.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Drama Drama Drama

Ok, if you followed my tweets, you won't missed my "drama" about work. LOL.

Aish.. i'm the type that didn't really like to talk about work when I am not at work. If you noticed, I hardly write about work in here, and on my fb etc.. but, lately seriously, and twitter has become sort of like my journal, i can't help it but ranted there.

I just have to. I'm so sorry about those tweets, but hey, it did made me feel better after writing. hehe. I think a couple of my friends are "amused" with those tweets. lol. Seriously, I need to tone down my drama. hahah. not going to happen soon, i know.

The past week was the busiest week I think. In the midst of my Macarons class then it was one of my best friend's wedding, Syira's wedding.. then all of the sudden, came this contract negotiation. I was so stressed out. If the meeting was the week before or even next week, i think i would not be as stressed out. I hated when I have something I love to do (going to Macarons class and Syir's wedding) then I have to do something which I dont quite like (ok that's an understatement).

So anyway, I didn't really want to talk much about it, I've done it in my tweets but I think I've learned a lot during those hard times. One, it's lucky to have a friend who supported you all the way. Thanks Pootz. Without you, I think I've lost my sanity by now. I think if I were to go there alone, I'll cry all day. lol. Not kidding. It was kinda torture to me. Meeting all day. The hotel we stayed was superb. It was Thistle, in Port Dickson. I loved the room!!!! (I fell in love with the window seat)...

My fave part of the room!!!! the window seat

I absolutely adore the toiletries' bottles

It is in Port Dickson and of course it was by the beach. Imagine that I stayed there for 3 nights and 3 days.. i couldn't even see the beach. It was room to meeting room to restaurant and back.


This is as far as I can see the beach. eh where's the beach? i cant even see the sea from here.

Another lesson I learnt is about learning how to control your emotions, your composure and patience during contract negotiations. Another one is that you have to know your stuff very well...I've been to contract negos of course but they were not like this. At the same time, I think I'm lucky because this is the type of negos all should go to learn. I kept thinking about my colleagues, and thought that it would be good if they were there with me, learning with me. All this learning process of course credit goes to Pootz.

Another reason in keeping my sanity intact.

The project is still running, I am still required to attend meetings for this project but main bulk, that is the contract, has already been at least negotiated. It's only for fine tuning later. But hey that didn't stop me having more drama. Read all my tweets from yesterday and today. :P

One plus point in this particular matter is that the Turkish guy (our partner) was pretty interesting looking. Got a pretty interesting name too. Like something out of Star Trek. kekeke.

Anyway, have a great weekend ya'll!!! I'll be chilling out with my dear dear Bubuk which I haven't hang out for quite awhile and the girls, for Sada's belated birthday. july should be a good month, lots of weddings, birthdays. Hope work won't dampened my spirits.

Love ya lovelies ^^

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Mighty Macarons

Remember the gift certificate I received from my SIL Kak Tine for my 32nd birthday last December? hehehehe.. click here to refresh.

So finally I was able to attend the class. My original plan to attend for the bread class didn't come about because the timing clashed with my other plans. I also successfully persuaded my long time best friend Jie to come and join the class! I am glad we went together because both of us were very passionate about this things! haha. right jie?

Anyway, I think I made the right choice of choosing the Mighty Macarons class, because I think if I were to try this on my own, I would have given up even before trying! Click here for more info about the class. Reading the recipe alone intimidated me and when Rohani (the teacher) briefed us, I was actually very nervous to try. Once we started making it, hey, it wasn't that complicated at all.. I mean the ingredients are very simple and easily available. The thing which makes making macarons very hard and fussy is the preparation. Of course when I attended the class, each ingredients were already pre-prepared for me, all I do was mixing them together. So I would be a little bit nervous in making them on my own at home. hehehe. But I can't wait to try!

Oh by the way, before I attended this class, I never had macarons before. So today was my first time tasting how macarons tasted like. I had coffee, chocolate, pistachio, rose and green tea. Out of all these, i think I love the coffee and chocolate ones. hehehe which my friend Jie made. Mine was pistachio and rose flavoured. My verdict: macarons are too sweet for my liking although it was yummy. I would eat them of course, but they are too darn sweet! They were yummy, but after of those, I already felt sugar sick (i dont know if there is such a phrase but that was how i felt lol) despite that, today I had .. hmm let me count.. i dunno, about 7? or 8? hahah enough sugar for me for a week!

So let's see the pics ok?

That's the main house at Bayan Indah

View from the house


These babies greeted us. This was when I had my first taste of macarons. It was seriously yummy.

My work space. Btw, we were divided into pairs... (but the one in the pic was not my partner keke) based on our chosen flavours. Oh and this is also the end of HQ pics. lol. The memory card of the camera I brought were full!!! Arrgh so frustrating. So I just have to take pics using my phone.


The wide class.. I simply love this kitchen and I wish one day I'll have a kitchen this big! lol

These are made by myself and my partner, a retired 63 year old teacher, who was very cool. On top were the rose flavoured and below was pistachio macarons, before sandwiched with filling

Aren't they a cutie? Rose flavoured macarons with lychee filling. the pistachio ones were filled with crystallised ginger. Out of these 2, i prefer the rose one. and the lychee really goes well with rose. they sounded romantic too. hehe

With Rohani, the culinary extraordinaire. heheh I am going to make her my idol. seriously i love her. haha.

With my darling Jie after class.

I really enjoyed the class by Rohani and I want to go for other classes if I have extra money. This is also the most unique and valuable gift I have ever received. Thank you Kak Tine. There are some classes which I am very interested to join like the bread class, strudels.. .. If money is no issue, I would want to go at least once a month! hahaha. The environment was very serene, beautiful and Rohani is a very cheerful and cool teacher. I've only attended one class, but I would really recommend to people to go for Rohani classes.

For more pics... click on my facebook album here.

So, did anyone miss me? hehe.