Another year. Another life. Another adventure. Another story. Another adventure. Another love bite. Another drama.
Being one year older. How does it feels? Hmmm to be honest. I don’t feel anything but younger . I felt the same but stronger. Thinking the same thing but in an adventurous way. Having the same taste buds but loving new cultures daily. Loving the same person (ahem** 🙂 but hmm ,,haha that one can wait ). Planning on my next trip maybe Bangkok??. I always felt that everyday you need to be a better person. Don’t ask me when is my marriage, what career i am doing , what house i have, what car i have, what degree i have, which guys i am dating, why not settle down already..later very hard get baby you know?? like hello?? what if i asked you when is your funeral? would you like it? No right!!!..so please be considered and ask proper questions when dealing/talking with a young adult which is in her late 20s enjoying life and she has a lot of things to deal with, a lot of commitments to deal with, a lot of guys to deal with, a lot of friends to deal with .. People tend to ask temporary stuff, when you should be asking me (eternal and real life questions), like how am i? Are you happy? Are you well in health? How’s life treating you? How’s your personal encounter with God? How’s your spiritual life going on? How’s your family doing, all ok? So what is your next plan in life? What is your plans for the future? So you dating?? with who 🙂 and if i am not, then suggest some damn freaking people who i can date lah. Don’t just talk crap without investing anything. Mind that. I am a person that says to your face., If you don’t like it , i am really sorry but some people really need to come out of their damn coconut shell and be in 2018. Stop living your life in the late 50-80s and compare yourself with me. I have a different approach towards life, i live my life differently and you have no rights to dictate what a norm of a working woman should do at a certain age( because you are not in my shoes). You can come and advice me. I can only say pray for me( that is what my family taught me, be kind and not rough). Well to me i am both because nowadays being kind doesn’t work much to those who doesn’t understand the meaning of minding their businesses. The truth is human nowadays are way to fake and we need to be real people. Cut the damn drama and talk the truth. Be original lah. What is the point of all the cream and butter on your face, when deep inside of you is so bitter and dark. #enoughsaid
So stop questioning and just do life. Spend time with God more and live your life because you only life once (YOLO). Live with limits, knowing God is in control. God has given you so much to be thankful for, so why bother poking your nose into someone else life and making a drama / gossip out of it? IT doesn’t earn you any penny and at the end you end up getting yourself distanced from the ones you love. My simple advice is try to look into their shoes instead of questioning them, because life is tough nowadays and not everyone is coping well. Give them a hug/pray for them at least or go for dinner, watch movie, go picnic, go travel..etc etc,..there are so many things you could do with them…
Doesn’t mean, every birthday, it’s a boost for you to change your lifestyle or make a new change or have a new resolution kinda thing. The only thing that changes is my clothing. I am still the original Carol you knew..or maybe i grew up…hahaha..perhaps a new OOTD.. hence below :-
I got this amazing outfit from INDYA . They are an online fashion website that operates a world of fashion where traditions are fused with modern aesthetics and infused with an ultra-modern spirit to cater to the women of today. It is an authentic fashion brand quintessentially dedicated to ethnic Indian wear. I kid you not. Most of my friends loved it and are buying like almost everything they can find on that website.
Okay, a bit on my birthday journey. So, i celebrated my birthday in Singapore, Melaka and Penang. In Singapore, i celebrated with my friends at Bollywood Lah , one of the iconic Bollywood dance club situated at the downtown of Singapore at Cuppage Plaza. I was introduced to this dance club by my best friend Maahi, which is also a well-known photographer (you guys can contact him directly for photography sessions or covering any events in Singapore 🙂 ) . To my observation, this club has established itself as one of the dance clubbing destination setting new standards for service, music content, standard of DJ and design of the interior . Not to exaggerate much, but you should at least come once to visit . Experience it for yourself and then judge. Sometimes, their crowd can be mad, as many students especially studying in Singapore, that comes from India/Singapore and even other nationalities, always meet up every weekends , just to dance and catch up with friends. It is a place for reunion and friends do become family. I always have the stereotype that clubbing is a bad place and associated with drugs , massive alcohol abusing and bad people. But here , it was totally different. I actually made really good and nice friends which turn out to be family. I was shocked because i thought i will just come and meet them and head back home. But they had a cake and backdrop and fire fire stuffs going on, i was like WHATTTT??? hahahaha..anyways we all had fun 😛 Choose your club wisely lah..
So, after Singapore, i rested and headed straight to Melaka the next day to fetch my parents to Penang. We had a cousin’s wedding to attend on 16th September , which was my birthday also. I rushed back home, showered , had my 3rd coffee, grab my parents and headed on the highway to Penang. I have 2 pet birds which i sent to my aunt’s house (so-called a stay-cation for the birds) and drove off knowing they were in good hands. Driving for about 6-7hours was no joke. My dad and i took turns driving as my mum couldn’t drive the car much. My speed limit,,hahaha,,, i think we better don’t talk about it. Just remember to have a whole large sum of insurance covered if you ever sit in my car and knowing i am the driver (ahem , talking about manual car yea 🙂 ). I am a safe driver so don’t judge before sitting and experiencing my driving ok?? :). My dad is pretty safe and drives slow so it was fine. Anyways, we reached KL and then Ipoh and then Penang. Hallelujah and thank god we reached by 7pm , like before the earth gets dark and my panda eyes seriously, need a break.
Penang was wet. Like the entire 3 days we were there, the last day it was sunny . The rest of the days, it was pouring rain. We checked in about 7pm plus into VOUK Hotel Suite in Georgetown, Penang. The hotel , at my first impression was, wow!! so many tour buses ah..must be famous lor. The interior of the hotel has Balinese influences which was quite appealing and new.
Pic courtesy of VOUK
You guys need to at least try staying in their suites. I was so happy , you know why??? They even had a massaging chair for goodness sake. I mean, call me a Jakun lah!! like seriously ?? I massaged my body like a few times in a day. Their basic necessities were good , customer service handling were excellent and location was strategic. To my observant, many China tourist do come and stay in this hotel. They have some money business with this hotel which was fine. As long Malaysia earns a bit, why not?? 😀
Okay, back to my cousin’s wedding!! It was Magnificent.. I was an instant bridesmaid on that day so i kid you not i was nervous. The wedding was full of fun and warm because of all family members gathered and it was a reunion. We the Andrews , being Malaysian, we stay far away from each other. So to be honest, we are all busy and only occasions like this , we will try to make sure that we attend and meet up with all the aunt and uncles and hundreds of cousins we have.
The last day, we met up with my good friend Terrence and his family for breakfast. We went to Bali Hai Seafood Market for some really good dimsum. After breakfast we left to Melaka. The weekend was long for me but i know i haven’t spent much time with any of my other friends or family members. Till the next time we meet i guess??