Book Collection #2

Second installment of my book collection. 😀

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This is my Sophie Kinsella, Lauren Conrad and one Aprilynne Pike collection. 🙂

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4 books by Lauren Conrad and Life After Theft by Aprilynne Pike. I enjoyed reading Life After Theft and Lauren Conrad’s LA Candy series. 😀 I’ve yet to read Infamous. Hehe.

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I love Sophie Kinsella’s books! Especially the Shopaholic series. I wish they made more movies based on the books. Her other books, such as Remember Me? is really good too.

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Here’s another cube of the shelf. This looks different from the first post because I bought more books and rearranged it. 🙂

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Here’s the Cecelia Ahern books, she’s another author I really like. Oh! Where Rainbow Ends is not in the shelf, I borrowed it to my aunt. 🙂

Here’s a short review of How to Fall in Love by Cecelia Ahern.

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These four books are in totally different genre. Two of them are horror and the other two is teens/ kids. I’m not reading the horror books definitely, it’s my sister’s. The Dork diaries also belongs to her. As for the Carolyn Mackler book, I’ve no idea. Probably should give it away.

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Here’s a selection of romance stories! I’ve reviewed five of these books previously. 🙂

Fangirl.

Just One Day.

Eleanor and Park.

The Catastrophic History of You and Me.

To All The Boys I Loved. 

Till next time!

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Flowers From The Summer Before

Hello there!

Today I’ve decided to look for pictures of flowers from my last year’s Scandinavia trip (not in Denmark though, we didn’t get to see much because it was only a day trip) because I recall there are lots of beautiful flowers there. Absolutely stunning!

In Malaysia, there’s not much of colourful blooming flowers, so when I was there, I was so happy that we managed to see the pretty flowers! Colourful flowers made me happy! ❤

Note: All these pictures are taken everywhere, Oslo city, a themepark in Gothenburg, neighbourhood where we stayed, etc, but most of it is taken in Oslo. On another note, none of these pictures are edited. 🙂

Here’s a whole series of tulips we saw while we were there. They are my mum’s favourite flowers and they are so beautiful!

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This was at the entrance of the beautiful Frogner Park in Oslo.

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What a beautiful sight. I would want to see this view everyday if I could. :’)

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Explosion of colours!

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Shades of purple. ❤

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Daisies? My flower knowledge is as limited as my animal knowledge. Hahaha.

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These are so beautiful! A ball of flowers, they’re hydrangeas I think. 

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Summer flowers?

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It’s all over the streets! I think they are dandelions before the dandelion stage. I’m pretty sure, not 100% though. Haha.

There were also a lot of dandelions! Which I really enjoyed blowing it away!

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I’d love to know what flower this is, it’s so interesting!

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I love the arrangement of this, a little triangle in a circle. 🙂

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More bouquet of flowers, you don’t even need a florist to make a bouquet. But of course don’t go around plucking flowers!

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It’s the same interesting flower as before! I think. Hahaha. So many!

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This shade of purple is really pretty! What am I saying, which shade of purple is not pretty?

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I think this too is the same breed as the interesting flower that I don’t know the name of.

This could be in one of the travel experience series post but it’s solely on flowers so nah.

Till next time. x.

Book Collection #1

Hello there!

I’ve been wanting to do a book collection and finally got to it.

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Here’s my book shelve. There are books, magazines, and lots of miscellaneous things. I will go by the cubicle box of the shelves.

ps. For those cubicle with no books in it, I’ll just skip it. 🙂 Also, there are a lot a lot of books that I still have not read. 😡 And not all the books are mine, they are a mix of my sister’s and mine. 🙂

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First box! A Chinese New Year card, calendar, painting and 2 books in the picture.

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Remove all that, we get this! From left to right: The Hunger Games series, the Twilight Saga, The Host by Stephanie Meyer, Casual Vacancy by JK Rowling and The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S Lewis.

From the books above, I’ve only read the Twilight Saga. Like mentioned as before, there are lots of books I’ve not read. Hehe.

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I love the Narnia book, it’s big and really heavy. I think it looks really nice.

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There’s even colours and pictures and a bookmark!

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It’s also gold on the sides. Pretty interesting.

That’s all for the first cubicle box. More to come. 🙂

Till next time. x

Travel Experience: Winter in Beijing Zoo

Hi there!

Tonight, it’s time for another travel experience adventure!

Beijing Zoo!

I loved the zoo, it’s a huge zoo! So much space to walk around and a huge variety of animals.

The long walks was really nice, I enjoyed that.

ps. I didn’t take pictures of all the animals because it was winter and some of them are not always outside, some of them were in their ‘room’, because it was too cold I assume.

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That’s me, two Decembers back! ps. You can totally see how spacious the zoo is.

DSC_0480Looks at this tree with its interesting branches.DSC_0481I’ve no idea what building this is.DSC_0485Trees! DSC_0490Otters! They are so cute! My mum was making squeeky noises and it all came out! *melts*DSC_0497They come in a group. I can’t handle the cuteness!DSC_0500They are human friendly too. What I mean is that they come when you call them. Aww, and they just look at you.DSC_0514I don’t read chinese, but my mum told me it translates to long handed monkey (she told me in Cantonese and I translated it horribly in English, haha, I apologise).DSC_0516Monkeys!DSC_0525Another monkey! This one looks like a doll.DSC_0535There are a lot of animals which I don’t know the name of. One of it is this one. Hehehe. It has a really funny personality, it just stood there for a really long time. It was easy to snap this picture!DSC_0539Another animal that I don’t know. Haha. If you do know what these animals are, do let me know. 🙂DSC_0549This animal I know! A zebra! Ive never been so close to a zebra before!DSC_0556A giraffe, this was one of the animals in it’s ‘room’. It was really smelly. :/DSC_0575Another animal that I don’t know the name of. It has a really long and sharp looking horn, pretty cool!DSC_0580This one scared me. Is it a bull? An ox? I’m not sure.DSC_0585I am pretty sure this is an alpaca. If I’m wrong, do correct me. As you can see, my knowledge with animals is limited. Haha.DSC_0593An ostrich!DSC_0627Tiger, it looks really skinny. 😦DSC_0651This has to be the cutest bear I’ve ever seen! The bear on the right with it’s hand up was asking for food! So adorable!DSC_0652On the other hand, this bear just sat there. Which still makes it really cute!DSC_0660I cant get over with the two bears. So fluffy!DSC_0672Here’s another bear! Not as fluffy but still as cute! It’s ears reminds me of a dog. Haha.DSC_0695Entrance to the home of the infamous Giant Pandas!DSC_0720It was so cold, it wanted to get back to it’s ‘room’. Poor pandas, but it was so nice seeing them!DSC_0703So cute!DSC_0729Two pandas playing together. So adorable!DSC_0738Another picture of the national treasure.DSC_0803Last picture! It’s food time for the panda.

There were also kangaroos, wolves, and a variety of colourful birds.

The birds were really pretty, but I didn’t really get pictures of the birds. :/

I would want to revisit the zoo again during another season. 😀

Till next time!

Sweetest of desserts

Hello! 🙂

Desserts, desserts, I love anything sweet.

I’ve been craving for macarons for about two weeks now and finally I got them today!

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These are TWG’s macarons. Their macarons are infused with tea, and I quite enjoy tea, so I thought these ought to be good. Plus, they look really nice!

From left to right, Matcha, 1837 Black Tea & Blackcurrent, Napoleon Tea & Caramel, Earl Grey & Chocolate, Bain de Roses Tea, Camelot Tea & Praline.

They have ten flavours to choose from, more to try! 😉

(I had to use flash because I had horrible lighting.)

Let’s start from the green tea flavour. I like green tea in general, but I wasn’t sure about this. It was okay to me but my sister loved it. It had a really strong green tea taste, which I think green tea lovers will appreciate.

1837 Black tea & blackcurrent is next. I was anticipating for this one because I really like black tea. It was nice but the filling was a little too sour for my liking. That’s my only complain.

Third one! Napoleon tea & caramel. This was quite yummy, all thanks to the caramel. Yumms!

Earl grey fortune & chocolate macaron was so tasty! The earl grey taste was really strong which I liked and chocolate, who doesn’t like chocolate? Put them together makes a great combination.

Next is Bain de roses tea flavour. I was quite excited for this flavour too because it had roses in it, and I like roses scents. I was not disappointed, it was really yummy. I loved the rose tea in it. It’s light but tasteful.

Last but not least is the camelot tea & praline. This was really yummy too. Another good combination.

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The order of the macarons are upside down, haha. Oh and some the macarons are cracked because I carelessly dropped the whole box on the floor. :/ But it was still really yummy. 🙂

Verdict: I can’t wait to try more of the macarons! The price is not on your side though, it’s RM5 per macaron, so this box costs RM30, which is expensive to be honest, but once in a while, that’s okay. 🙂

My favourite would definitely have to be the Earl Grey Fortune & Chocolate. 😉

Any recommendations out there? Share with me. 🙂

Till next time!

Just One Day review

Hello there!

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Tonight’s review is of Gayle Forman’s ‘Just One Day’.

This is a story about how a girl who says no to most things said yes to an invitation to a day trip to Paris from a stranger whom she just met. Allyson and Willem.

The book starts off with Allyson and her best friend, Melanie on a cultural trip to Europe. Shakespeare and all the interesting history. They were supposed to go to a theater show but they ditched the tour and went to watch another show instead. That’s where Allyson saw Willem.

SPOILER ALERT. CLICK AWAY IF YOU DON’T WANT SPOILERS, READ THE BOOK AND COME BACK, OR IF YOU DON’T MIND, DO CONTINUE. 🙂 

The next day they were bound to go back to London from Stratford-upon-Avon. But as fate intervene, Allyson and Willem met once again. This time, they talked and talked till Willem found out that Allyson was so upset that their supposed trip to Paris was canceled. Then, Willem casually offered to bring her around Paris.

I personally really want to visit Paris, so this story which includes Paris and also UK which I love makes me want to read the book more.

Before I start blabbering on how the story goes on from here, I think I should stop and just keep it short. Hehe.

Allyson is a top student, always doing well in her studies. She often says no to everything. A good girl, always following whatever the rules are. Except that time where they were suppose to be queuing up to watch Hamlet, but she lied to the guide and went to watch Twelfth Night which was not part of the trip. Then she changed to a whole new person when she started college. She was struggling with her pre-med classes. She didn’t go out much. But it all changed when she dropped all her pre-med classes, she became happier and got more friends when she opened up to them about her Willem story.

Willem on the other hand, I don’t know much about until I read the sequel to this book, ‘Just One Year’. I’m still reading it. However, based on this book, he is Dutch who hasn’t been home for the past two years. He seems like he’s quite a player as he met a few girls while they were in Paris. He started calling Allyson, Lulu short for Louise because he said she looks like Louise Brooks. To Allyson, she wasn’t Allyson at that time in Paris, she was Lulu, another person because she would’ve definitely said no to the offer in the first place. He speaks multiple languages, which is one of the reasons why he offered Allyson to go to Paris, he knows French, she doesn’t. He is quite charming based on what he is described as in the book. He’s all about accidents, fate. I wonder what has happened to him. Can’t wait to finish reading the next book.

Melanie, Allyson’s bestfriend. They were best friends until they went off to different colleges and fell out of their friendship. Melanie is the girl completely opposite to Allyson, always saying yes to everything, drinks because she thinks drinking is part of college and always changing up her look which made Allyson not know who she is anymore, of course deep down it’s still the same Melanie but the look is different. Melanie also has good grades. Dee, Allyson’s partner in one of her classes became really close with her. He is so sassy at times. He and 3 other girls helped Allyson get hints to find Willem. They all knew she was going to Paris and wanted to help. Even her professor knew about it and encouraged her.

Allyson eventually earned money and went back to Paris to look for Willem. She wants closure. She wants to know what had happened that night. She even learnt basic French. She met more people through working and through her French classes.

Allyson’s parents weren’t happy about her returning to Paris. They weren’t happy about her changing subjects without their consent either. But they are good parents and they want to help her to get to what she wants. Aww.

While she was in Paris, she met a whole new group of people from Australia. I think Allyson’s has become a whole new girl. From a timid girl to going to places, meeting new people, having new friends is a big character development.

I love how this book is all romantic, a day n Paris with a stranger to disappointment and reading how Allyson cope in college was so real.

I enjoyed the book. It didn’t take me long to finish and now I’m on the second book as mentioned. Can’t wait to see why Willem went missing that morning!

Till next time.

Travel Experience: Winter and Summer in Norway

Hello there! 🙂

Here’s another travel experience post. This time, it’s Norway.

Beautiful beautiful Norway. This was back in 2011 during winter. But I have also included some pictures from another trip during summer. We went back in 2013.

We went to the Holmenkollen National Ski Arena and the nearby restaurant/ cafe, Frognerseteren Restaurant and Cafe

Really nice environment, yummy hot chocolate and great apple pie! 

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Flowers at the restaurant. How pretty. I’m pretty sure this photo was taken during our summer trip. 

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The view from the Frognerseteren restaurant and cafe during summer. It’s so beautiful. I can’t stop looking at it. 

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The same place but this time, during winter. It’s still as beautiful.

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A view I won’t get bored of. 

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 Apple pie! 

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 Hot chocolate! 

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I wonder what is it like living there. (I’m not sure if that’s a house though.)

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The sun shining through the snow. Cold but sunny. 

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First picture of the skiing arena. I’m not sure what exactly that is, but it sure is adorable. 

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Skiing stimulation! But we didn’t do that though. I’d be too afraid. Scaredy cat. Haha. 

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Welcome message and map of the arena. 

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The ski! 

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A view from where we were staying. Everywhere is so so beautiful! 

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Water droplets. 

I have been there twice now and I still think it’s super beautiful and worth going to. 

Thanks to my relatives for bringing us around! 

Till next time!