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a couple of weeks ago Kun Yew came back for his Easter holidays !! coincidentally , i had two weeks off of school too so we planned to go on our annual road trip together 😄
last year we went to Penang and the year before that Singapore so this time , we decided to head somewhere a stone's throw away from KL - the heritage city of Melaka . very surprisingly , Kun Yew's parents allowed him to drive down there , so that makes things even more fun for us !
a few days before we made our journey , i took full advantage of the many food blogs i like to stalk and searched high on low for good food we could eat . since we're not really the type to visit historical museums + we only had limited time there , we decided to focus our trip on the biggest thing we both have in common : our love for food . i also heeded my high school friend Kher Ying's advice on tips such as where to go first and how to plan our journey . shout out to Kher Ying because her advice was on point for everything !! 😗
left KL around 8am and arrived in Melaka approximately an hour after that ! and no , that is not a GoPro , that is simply an RM10 monopod i got a day before our trip + fish eye lens that Kun Yew got for free HAHA .
when the lighting in the car is good heh
reached Melaka and our first stop was of course , the famous Jonker Walk ! parked right at the beginning of the street and headed to the nearest 7-Eleven to buy parking coupons because we are civilians who obey the law lolol .
walked down Jonker Walk in search of chicken rice balls !! made that our first stop because the queue would've been crazy if we went at lunchtime or so .
and here we are , right at the end of Jonker Walk - Chung Wah Kopitiam's famous chicken rice balls ! while researching online , i found out that there was another famous restaurant selling said food , called Hoe Kee , which was also not far from Chung Wah . Hoe Kee is a legit restaurant and not a kopitiam with a prettier environment , but i opted for Chung Wah because not only have i been there before , but because it opens early HAHA .
according to the Indonesian maid waitress , the standard order for 2 people was half a chicken and two plates of chicken rice balls . thus , we ordered that . we were super lucky because at around 9.30am , there were only about three other tables occupied in the cafe . passed by again at lunchtime and there was a line beginning to form outside this place !! anyway , the rice balls were alright but we loved the chicken !!! it was really fresh and juicy since we went early and was a great way to start our day .
i guess we have to settle with selfies lolol .
walked around Melaka River for awhile and then headed for dessert at Jonker 88 !
i ordered a Mango Ice Kacang (ice kacang minus the kacang , please) and my boyfriend ordered cendol . unfortunately , we didnt like our desserts as both of them were overpoweringly sweet ... felt like we were gonna get diabetes after that 😂 oh yeah and , second shout out to Xen , Khai Yee , Ruo-Yi and Resham , my friends from KTJ who spotted me walking here and decided to turn their car around (3rd shout out to YC for driving) just to see me again and shout my name from the car HAHHAHA . love you guys xx
after that , we went to look for the famous Nyonya Zhang (glutinous rice) at East and West Rendezvous but much to our dismay , it was closed that day . According to the shopkeeper from a souvenir store opposite this place , they don't have a specific rest day and just declare the shop closed whenever they feel like it . super unlucky for me and KY because we picked a day where they felt like taking a break :(
so we headed to our next spot , Cafe Heng Huat for wantan mee . no photos of that because , well , i forgot to take some HAHA . however , do view my vlog below because i took videos !! the wantan mee was pretty good but i've tasted better in Penang hehe .
then we drove off from Jonker Walk to The Fat Bee at the Melaka Jetty .
honestly , can we talk about how gorgeous the interior of this place looks ?! i could not get over it . first found out about this pretty cafe via Kher Ying's Instagram and i had to visit it for its aesthetic value !!!! soooo pretty . we were pretty full by the time we got there so we decided to just get drinks and admire the place .
ahahha pattern banyak a bit 😅
we went to Huskitory Cafe next !! to tell the truth , this was the MAIN MAIN REASON why i wanted to come to Melaka . saw this place online and in the photos there were so many huskies !!!! since i love dogs , i just couldn't resist not coming here 😓 unfortunately , we had pretty bad luck with this place . to start off , this place is pretty far off from the town centre so we wasted about 30 mins just to get here . secondly , there were only about 3 baby huskies in the place when we got there .. and as you can see from the picture , there was one other table that was occupied .. and the patrons there were playing with two of the puppies and they didn't seem like they were going to leave anytime soon . the other puppy was held by one of the waitresses (shown in pic) and she didn't release it the whole time we were there .
furthermore , each person visiting the cafe has to order a minimum of one drink and one food . since we had no huskies to play with , me and Kun Yew gave no second thought to it and left . kinda disappointed because when i visited Clawset Cafe (in KL) with my sister once , they were really packed but when the waitress saw that we had no puppies to play with , she immediately picked up a Pomeranian puppy and placed it in my arms . that's a place with intention to keep their customers coming back but apparently it isn't the same case for Huskitory . hmm , well , that's some time and energy wasted ..
me and Kun Yew were so sad that we headed back to Jonker Walk for some burgers . the place with the burgers is called Baboon House , suggested by some of my KTJ friends . the place sort of resembles KL's Merchant's Lane or Penang's China House , since it was set in an old mansion which is great in length . i don't know why but photos of the place weren't allowed so i only managed a few shots of our food .
passed by a random Tau Foo Fah shop while we were driving to Baboon House and decided to give it a try !! this turned out to be the best decision of our day because it tasted so good !!! ordered one Tau Foo Fah with soya milk . LOVED IT .
before heading back to KL , we had a bit of spare time left so we headed to another place in search of the Nyonya Zhang that we longed for . again , luck wasn't on our side as the place we found had already sold out their Nyonya Zhang's . sigh . better luck next time i guess 😞
took a little de-tour to visit my grandparents who live near Melaka and then headed home , back to KL at around 5pm .
overall , it was a really well-spent day and i wouldn't have wanted it with anyone else , or any other way 💗
check out my vlog below for more insights of our day ! don't forget to view in HD and hit me up with a like :) subscribe to be the first to know whenever i post a new video ! thanks for reading , loves xx
sooo , two years ago when i finished my high school prom , i thought to myself , "what a waste of money on a dress i'll never wear again .." . Little did i know that two years later I'd be wearing it to my college prom !! Didn't wanna spend a fortune buying another dress that i would again , almost never re-wear so I thought putting on my old dress wouldn't do any harm ahhaha .
This year , the theme of the prom was "Enchanted Garden" and it was being organised by a really well-run committee ! needless to say , as the countdown of days to prom slowly became single digits , KTJ saw an increase in promposals , as well as the lively buzz of "did you get your dress yet ?" , "which table are you sitting at ?" , "afterparty onz mou" , and most importantly , "do you have a date to prom ?" . Well , i certainly didn't , as Kunyew was overseas and well i'm not one of the popular people in school AHHAHA .
however , this time round my prom didn't go as smoothly as i planned . initially , i booked Amanda , (the makeup artist who did my makeup previously) a month beforehand because i really liked her work 2 years ago . i had a few other friends who wanted to hop on the bandwagon with me so i said yes , we can share a makeup artist . two weeks before prom night , i found out that Amanda had accepted 5 more clients on that same day (all from my school) without informing me earlier . of course , how could a makeup artist handle 8 girls' face and hair within a matter of a few hours ??
i was definitely having my doubts and my intuition told me that i needed to find another makeup artist . hence , the first thing i did was text my friends for suggestions and after numerous searches online , i came across De Nail Addict , a nail parlour which did makeup services as well . my friend Michelle suggested it to me since she does her manicures in that place and the price for makeup services were pretty reasonable ! hence , i decided to give it a go . and boy , was i glad i did .
the makeup artist , Ling , was really dedicated into making me pretty and even when the double eyelid tape took some time to work (i have retarded eyes , with one slightly bigger than the other) , she didn't give up and miraculously managed to give me double eyelids ! headed over to Saffron's house after my hair and makeup was done and her mom sent us to The Royale Chulan , KL after we were done prepping .
upon arriving , all i remember is PICTURES PICTURES PICTURES . there were only 2 photobooths with approximately 300 people cramming to get an instant print of their own .. so needless to say , the line to the photobooths stretched longer than the Great Wall of China (an exaggeration , of course .. but you get the point lol .)
here are some of the photos !
please forgive the terrible Snapchat quality in the last photo ....
oh , and lets not forget how pretty the place looked !! the event planners really did a great job into making our prom look like a magical garden , with flowers and white sashes everywhere !
soon after , we were ushered to our tables and were served with food and some really good performances , such as the likes of Caprice !
this time i remembered to snap a photo of the menu since i knew i would never remember what was in my dishes HAHAH
halfway through a performance , me and my friends who sat together spotted a CHOCOLATE FOUNTAIN !!!! NOW WHO DOESN'T LOVE FONDUE ??? we quickly rushed there to help ourselves to marshmallows and strawberries dipped in chocolate .
and this was when all hell broke loose . 😀😀 the first person to fall victim to the evil chocolate fountain was Alex Lu , my friend behind me in the photo . he may look victorious with his fondue stick in the air , but after this photo was taken he proceeded to drip chocolate onto his dark blue tie and had to head to the washroom to clean it up . that served as a warning for all of us and we ought to be scared but NOOOO . guess who continued eating chocolate like there was no tomorrow ? yup . me . and i was the next to experience Satan's fury as a long line of chocolate trickled down the skirt of my dress . FML . #truestory . had to rush to the toilet and stayed in there washing my dress and drying it with an electric hand dryer for 20-30 minutes while my girl friends frantically tried to help as much as they could ..
managed to wash off the chocolate stains but even now , if you look close enough , you can see mild brown spots on my cream-coloured dress :(
anyway , besides that terrible mishap i had , the rest of the night was simply enjoyable and i loved the company i had .
honestly the best bunch i could ever ask for , wouldn't have it any other way 😌
the original KDU-KTJ gang heh
after prom , me , Saffron , Crystal and Si Qi headed to Cangkat , Bukit Bintang for a few drinks , but not before a VOGUE photoshoot session in a hotel room that a few of our friends rented together HAHHAHA .
it doesn't get any more pretentious than this ...
went to The Rabbit Hole @ Cangkat where i made Crystal take a photo of my hairdo because up until that point , i had no idea what my hair looked like LOLOL .
overall , ended the night really well and loved every single bit of it , minus the chocolate tragedy HAIH .
photo booth strips with the people i value in my life !! so much love for them 💓
last two prom pics heh :p
a few weeks after prom , my second last term of KTJ ended . it's scary to think that the next time i go back to KTJ , it'll be my last 3 months there and i'm all set to graduate and go to university . really should start appreciating college life more so the lot of us have been taking photos of ourselves in the last week of school because we're vain af .. as usual .
omg the photo quality here is so bad .. i swear it wasn't meant to look this way !!! but one day the pavement was covered in gorgeous yellow flowers , so we just had to HAHA .
my JAW babies 😘
in his own words , "Johaan and two five-year-olds"
thank you for reading and hope you enjoyed the post x