Tuesday, March 22, 2011

30 already?

Last friday was my 30th birthday.. like i said, it couldn't be more meaningful to me.. starting my 30s life full with new hopes and dreams..

Well, i didn't get drunk on that day.. nopeeeee... instead i got together a few friends and we had an awesome romantic dinner at Nerofico, damansara heights ;)

The ambience was superb.. the live jazz band was good.. but no matter what, i think the company plays a HUGE role instead..

I booked a private room and we had ALL the privacy that we wanted.. there's a HUGE ass projector, sound system and you can play your songs in there.. the room can accommodate up to 32 pax

Pic courtesy to Nerofico

Anyway, back to my birthday night.. Nerofico had done a good job in decorating the room.. with low light, rose petals on the tables and floor, and the soft latin music playing at the background.. well, you could say that it was the most romantic dinner that i ever had! :) the setting was P-E-R-F-E-C-T

I invited 15 people but at the end, only 11 showed up.. nevertheless, i had a great time.. chatting and sharing a romantic dinner with my old and new found friends :D

The chirpy sarah from MHB

My personal photographer of the night, pete

My long time friend, may whom i got to know from the internet.. hahaha AND her new bf, alex

Ahhh~ nikie, my ex-collegemate whom i've known for 12 years AND abbie, whom i know through nikie

The sweet, pretty erica from MHB and the ever-so fashionable alex

Bernice, the tesco employee.. hahaha... friends for almost 4 years, i think ;)

The hot mama blogger, cas whom i go to know since 4 years ago

Met him, calvin as a blogger 3 years + ago BUT as time passes by, he rarely blogs anymore.. he was there for me when i needed a shoulder to cry during my difficult times AND he gave me good advices! ^_^

 With the good company of friends and the delicious food, it'd be a night to remember.. DEFINITELY

Wanna see what we had?

The appertizers

Vegetables soup served with truffle infused oil and garlic croutons

Octopus, potato and green beans salad served with tomato chips

The main courses

Pan fried cod fish served with eggplant caviar oven dried tomatoes and lemon caper sauce.. like erica said, this is to die for.. it was superb!!

Pennette Sorrentina Style served with fresh tomatoes and buffalo mozzarella and sautéed beef tenderloin

The desserts

Classic panna cotta with caramelized figs


As for my dessert, i got a special one ;)

I almost cried when everyone was singing the birthday song.. as i never had anyone celebrating my birthday with a song for a long long time.. 5 years ago to be exact..

After dinner, we took more pictures

At the end of the night, i was tired BUT happy :D and i had to work the next day.. sigh~

ps: i really really think that i NEED to diet and exercise.. argh!!

Sunday, March 20, 2011

did i marry the right person?

As i was browsing erica's blog, i came across this article that she found online


During one of our seminars, a woman asked a common question. She said, 'How do I know if I married the right person?' I noticed that there was a large man sitting next to her so I said, 'It depends. Is that your husband?' In all seriousness, she answered 'How do you know?'

Let me answer this question because the chances are good that it's weighing on your mind.

Here's the answer.

EVERY relationship has a cycle. In the beginning, you fell in love with your spouse/partner. You anticipated their call, wanted their touch, and liked their idiosyncrasies (unconventional behavior/habit).

Falling in love with your spouse wasn't hard. In fact, it was a completely natural and spontaneous experience. You didn't have to DO anything. That's why it's called 'falling' in love... Because it's happening TO YOU.

People in love sometimes say, 'I was swept off my feet.' Think about the imagery of that __expression.
It implies that you were just standing there; doing nothing, and then something came along and happened TO YOU.

Falling in love is easy. It's a passive and spontaneous experience. But after a few years of marriage, the euphoria (excitement) of love fades. It's the natural cycle of EVERY relationship. Slowly but surely, phone calls become a bother (if they come at all), touch is not always welcome (when it happens), and your spouse's
idiosyncrasies, instead of being cute, drive you nuts.

The symptoms of this stage vary with every relationship, but if you think about your marriage, you will notice a dramatic difference between the initial stage when you were in love and a much duller or even angry subsequent stage.

At this point, you and/or your spouse might start asking, 'Did I marry the right person?' And as you and your spouse reflect on the euphoria of the love you once had, you may begin to desire that experience with someone else. This is when marriages breakdown. People blame their spouse for their unhappiness and look outside their marriage for fulfillment.

Extramarital fulfillment comes in all shapes and sizes. Infidelity is the most obvious. But sometimes people turn to work, a hobby, a friendship, excessive TV, or abusive substances.

But the answer to this dilemma does NOT lie outside your marriage. It lies within it. I'm not saying that you couldn't fall in love with someone else.

You could.

And TEMPORARILY you'd feel better. But you'd be in the same situation a few years later. Because (listen carefully to this):


SUSTAINING love is not a passive or spontaneous experience. It'll NEVER just happen to you. You can't 'find' LASTING love. You have to 'make' it day in and day out. That's why we have the __expression 'the labor of love.' Because it takes time, effort, and energy. And most importantly, it takes WISDOM. You have to know WHAT TO DO to make your marriage work.

Make no mistake about it. Love is NOT a mystery. There are specific things you can do (with or without your spouse) to succeed with your marriage.

Just as there are physical laws of the universe (such as gravity), there are also laws for relationships. Just as the right diet and exercise program makes you physically stronger, certain habits in your relationship WILL make your marriage stronger. It's a direct cause and effect. If you know and apply the laws, the results are predictable... you can 'make' love.

Love in marriage is indeed a 'decision'... Not just a feeling.

Remember always this:

'God determines who walks into your life.It is up to you to decide who you let to walk away, who you let to stay, and who you refuse to let go.'

After reading this, how i wish he saw what i saw, how i felt and how much i wanted things to work out back then

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

moving on?

I know most of you, readers are wondering how am i doing.. tell you the truth, it still hurts a little bit.. but i know that i gotta move on..

It will be my 30th b'day soon.. in exactly 3 days time.. what better way to celebrate it with a few of my close friends, having dinner and to catch up.. they have been VERY supportive since they got to know about 'the news'.. i've thought of party-ing the night away as well BUT i guess i'm a little too old for that.. hahaha!

Anyway, i've said to myself that i'd not want to date again.. too much heartache.. i just want to enjoy my new found freedom, hook up with guys BUT then again.. i'm NOT that kind of girl =.=

I actually was thinking a few months back, to pop a champagne and to celebrate my singlehood.. no more headaches, no more worries, no more obligations, no more stress, no more tears and etc.. but i know deep down, i'm not that kind of person.. i won't mind going through all that IF it's worth it.. you know what i mean?

Monday, March 07, 2011

another ecoba review?

Food review

I know that i've done a review on ecoba previously on 11th december, and the owner was kind enough to ask us to come back again for another review! this time, tapas review! :D

As usual, beers for tim =.=

3 bottles - rm68 nett
2 pint - rm59 nett

And another bottle of macallan for all of us

Macallan 12 yrs x 2 bottles - rm720 nett

While we were waiting for the food....... *snap snap*

Natalie, helen, cai jin, sarah and me

Helen, natalie and cai jin

Sarah, cai jin and me

Michelle and erica

Tim and erica

Andy with helen

We had yee sang! it was like my 5th time or something

Cai jin with her mango shots

Ecoba Tapas Platter - rm30

Kean’s Special Pizza - rm25 nett

Lamb Cutlet - rm15

Chicken wings - rm12

Chicken boxing - rm6 (every Sat)

The MHB girls with 2 of the owners

B-G-02, Level 1, Menara Bata (Tower B), 
PJ Trade Centre
8, Jalan PJU 8/8a, Damansara Perdana, 
47820 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Tel : +603-7710 1118

ps: it was also a farewell dinner with cai jin :( we all gonna miss you while you're in aussie