Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Meeting with Friend

 

Ohayou and Happy April Fools Day! Have you prank on anyone already? Or been prank by someone already? *laughs*

I'd blogged that I went meeting up with Ewen on the last Thursday. Apart from having our brunch at Cozy in the Rocket, we did went to 1st Avenue for some shopping.

Though we initially didn't plan to watch movie but there's still plenty of time until the time we're going back home so we went to take a look at the movie list, then only we decide what movie to watch.

Then we ended up watching different movie since that I don't really want to watch Divergent so instead, I chose to watch Super Show 4 Concert's  3D-x movie *fangirl mode: ON* /LOL/

While waiting for our movie we just sat at the rest area available and ...... well, taking photo (being vain LOL). ^^'


 
 Selfies! :3
 
 
 
 This movie actually cost me RM 27. However it's inclusive with the 3D-x glasses which I could take back home, I'll probably keep it forever as collectibles already LOL. Also, it's indeed that you get what you paid for. To be frank from what I saw, the 3D effect of the movie was so real!! Unlike normal 3D. *thumbs up*
  
Even though our movie was started at the different times but both movie ended at the same time. After our movie we went H&M to check out the clothes and I find fond on the knitwear as below. There's also a white-beige color one and I really wished to grab both (pardon me for my knitwear obsession lol) but I'm keeping them in the list until I get my salary. (Or else I'll probably ended up being really broke - -)
 
 
The lightning was so nice, so I also took some selfies inside . :P

For by the way, my hair color has fade off to normal brown already instead of the chestnut red at first. Thus, I was wondering whether if I should get another hair dye already and I'm still hesitating whether to get a brighter hair color or some colorful highlights onto my hairs. Also, the cost of dyeing hair isn't cheap if you want a good one.(Meanwhile, I'm still waiting for my salary for this month lol Orz)

Meeting up with your close friend is really a great thing. We actually haven't meet each other cine last December already and it was good to see them. However, it's rather a little lonely since that there's only the two of us on that day. I hope to see them some other time too but they're now busy in preparing for STPM semester 2 exam, so I'll probably could only call them up for a meet after their exam. :/

Till next time!


                                                                                                    Signing off,

 

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Cozy Break

Good morning everyone!
Today I'd woke up earlier than expected and I still have some times before I start driving to work, so why not I make another blog post throughout these hours? :P

Okay, enough with these things that doesn't really matter. So, I just had my off day last Thursday. Since that those friends of mine who are studying form 6 is still on their semester holiday, I asked my friends whether they're free to meet up but mostly of them were occupied with tuitions so only Ewen turned up to be the one who's available to join me.

For that day we actually planned to go for brunch at De Moonlight Café and go for a shopping then, have lunch at the mall after that. However, it's rather unfortunate because De Moonlight is not having their business for that day. We actually really wished to try out their signature honey oat chicken as well as the banana milkshake. Too bad we're not lucky enough on that day. :/

When we're walking on our way to the parking area we also went strolling at the street which has a lot of  tourists since that that particular area is one of a tourist attraction with heritages and mural arts.

While we're walking back we discovered another interesting café at the same street. Since that we're already there and it's rather time wasting for us to drive to another place just for the brunch, we settled by having our brunch at the café - Cozy in the Rocket.

To be honest I was actually also attracted by the adorable paintings at their outdoor, there's always something which appeals us to go into it :P


So here's how the mailbox at the storefront looks like.


The interior is simple and has a vintage concept décor.


For your information there's also alcohol beverages available, but I'm not an alcoholic. :P


There's also paintings on wood hanging up at the front counter.


We're told to order from the counter and the menu is on the wooden board at the counter and the price is provided on the board as well. The menu consisted mostly with Italian dishes.



Whoops, tourist lady photobomb. ._. 


There's also paintings on wood hanging on each of the pillars in the store. Doesn't this looks pretty similar to No-face and Totoro from Hayao Miyazaki's artworks? :O






Then I noticed that there's also outdoor seats as well in the café. The toilet is also located at the outdoor section.





While waiting for the meal, selfies time!! *vain* :3
Pardon me for my face. I only wore my lenses and applied bb cream on that day. *covers face*


Caffe Latte, RM10
I'm not really a fan of coffee but it's my first time drinking real brewed coffee instead of instant coffee. In general the latte was pretty nice.


Homemade Gnocchi with Gorgonzola Sauce & Pork Bacon , RM28
I ordered this because I'd actually attempted to make gnocchi on the last December since that it's a pasta mainly made from potatoes. (FYI, I a fan of potato-related dishes. :P) 



Cappuccino, RM10
(You can spot me taking pictures of my latte. That what we call a typical asian *laughs* )


Homemade Spaghetti with Bacon Tomato Salsa & Prawns, RM36
This made Ewen heart broken, she didn't notice the price there and ordered this dish. Then her total was RM50 including service tax. @@
However, at least the taste is quite nice so it's not really a waste for paying that amount. 



Extras: Ewen took a candid of me taking selfies  LOL 



Then, I take a candid photo of her as well where she didn't even notice while she was checking on her SNS platforms.

                                                                       Ratings
_______________________________Price: 7/10. 
_______________________________Environment: 9/10
_______________________________Service: 8.5/10
_______________________________Taste: 8.5/10
In overall, the food was not bad and some taste pretty good. However, the price is a little bit too expensive. 


If anyone of you would like to try out this cafe's dishes here's some information for you all :D

Cozy in the Rocket 
___________________Address : 262 & 264, Lebuh Pantai, George Town, Penang.
___________________Business Hour : Daily 10am-5pm,closed on Monday
___________________Tel : +6012 496 7838

I'd also check up information regarding this cafe as I found that the boss was actually the boss of Amelia Cafe as well. I probably would find a chance to try out Amelia Cafe as well hehe :3


It's my first time making a food review, I hope it's not that awful. ^^"
I would really liked to try out other cafes and make food reviews onto my blog. It's pretty challenging for me to try out. :D

                                                                                                             Signing off,




Friday, March 28, 2014

Wishlist Achieved

Hello!

I'm terribly sorry for not making any updates for the past few weeks again due to work. (As I have been arranged to noon shift a lot this month -_-)

But anyways! This blog is still alive and lets get into this topic alright? *laughs*

It has been always a dream for every blogger to get a better camera for taking photo, which includes me. I couldn't stand myself just always blogging with photos with average quality. I mean, apart from the psychological effect in my mind, I actually want to bring up photos, which are even better and attractive onto my blog to share to my readers. Besides, I'm actually sort of a photography enthusiasts so that make senses a little bit already, right?

I have been working for almost 2 months already. Naturally I would have earned some bucks into my saving account along with my savings throughout the time. Wise said, a penny saved is a penny earned. Then, I already have sufficient ready money for me to get myself the camera for myself.

Apart from setting myself a budget, I also read up quite a lot of review on various model of camera so that I could properly select the ideal camera for myself without having any regrets after purchasing.

After reading some reviews by beauty bloggers the camera I had in mind at first was to find a camera similarly to the Sony Nex F3 like Cheesie owns. However the camera has been discontinue and replaced by Nex 3NL. After scrolling up at Sony's website I find fond on the camera of Nex 5T which has a potential to produce photos with even better quality. It also have Build-in Wifi as well as NFC one-touch sharing. Concerning that I actually want a camera with good quality instead of  beauty filters (I can still photoshop it anyway :P), I chose 5T as my camera choice. Hence, there goes the starting of my money saving plan for the sake of getting the camera.

After a few months, my friend who works at Sony Centre told me that Sony has released a new camera that is similarly to Nex 5T, which is α5000. It's also claimed to have the lightest weight as well as good potential in taking DSLR quality photos. It also have a rather cheaper retail price of MYR 1999. Since that I'm on a budget I started to get hesitated whether I should get 5T or α5000 since that each has their strengths and weaknesses in specifications.

For just in case, I'd consulted opinion from that friend of mine as well as calling every single branch of Sony in Penang to get the information regarding their respective offers. Only then I made some comparison. Since that α5000 is still a brand new model, almost half of the branches doesn't carry in with the camera yet. Then, when I made my phone call to Megamall Penang's Sony Centre, I was told that they're currently having a offer of MYR 1888 instead of MYR1999. I did also ask for the retail price for 5T and I was told they're selling at MYR 1899 including the 200 rebate. Then I got even struggling between those 2 cameras since that there's only RM11 price difference between them rather than the RM300 difference if according to normal retailed price.

Then I was like :"Why don't I get myself NEX5T anyway? Since that the price difference is only RM11 now and 5T seems to be more capable in taking pro type photos. :/"
However, when I pay a visit to the store there and I was told that 5T would probably be discontinued due that they're having α5000 already as a substitution.

In eventual, my decision is to purchase α5000. I bought it at MYR1888 and I was entitled with a camera bag, a class 4 8gb memory card and a tripod as gifts upon my purchase. I also bought a lens protector and a filter as well. Then, the total was MYR1999, exactly as the normal price for the camera. But thank goodness that it's still within my budget which is MYR 2100 (Since that I believed that 5T won't be at the normal price of MYR2299 *smirks*).

After such a long story, let me proudly present to you all!!!! ...........*drumrolls*..... my camera!! :D



FYI, the top picture was taken using the camera while the bottom one was taken using my cellphone. You can see some difference between them, right?

It has a 180 degree tilt-able screen, just like 5T. Perfect for selfies! I'll probably be quite vain after non-stop using it. *giggles*;3

I'm glad that my mom actually said that she would want to pay a small part for me. Best mom! <3

I would consider that I'm quite happy that I bought it with my own money. It's rather even meaningful for me since that I bought it with my own earnings instead of letting my mom pay it fully. I'm not born from a wealthy family that's why I can't just simply buy every single thing as well as letting my mom paying them. Never take thing for granted. That's why.

That's all for today. I would be making a review after using it for some time. Just, keep an eye when I would actually update with that. :P

Signing off,