Brain on vacation

too swamped with work,
can’t get brain to start functioning,
after an entire week of soaking up the sun,
the beach,
the sand,
the food.

too many pictures,
too little time

two lovers spending the whole afternoon trying to fly a flawed kite,
the perfect entertainment on a lazy Sunday afternoon

sheer tops and long flowy dresses,
big shades and lots of sunscreen

new shoes,

new shoes.

i think i left a little bit of my heart,
right here on this balcony

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Bits and pieces

This is the first time that I actually have things lined up to be blogged about! I have a few community service announcements to make since I’ve promised people that I’d do it, but that will have to wait for a few more days after these few personal posts I’ve been meaning to write.

These are random pictures I hold very dear to because of their significance but I’ll show them to you now :)

This is the Prime Minister’s Office, where I interned at last summer. Now that I found this picture, I suddenly realized that I have yet to blog about my this super amazing internship!

To summarize, I think this is by far the best, most valuable and meaningful internship I’ve ever done, just because I truly felt I made a difference and impact in my work place and wasn’t merely an intern who photocopies and makes the coffee. In fact, I think my director photocopies more than me wtf.

The ultimate highlight of my summer internship is definitely meeting the amazing people who are doing such great things for our nation. Everyone in PEMANDU each has his/her own vision and dream for our country but they’re all united under the same mission to make this place better regardless of their differing political views. To quote my colleague, we’re not here for the government, we’re here for the country and for the rakyats T___T

Actually I feel conflicted, because the other highlight of my internship is equally as awesome! Throughout my short two months there, thanks to my great supervisor/mentor Joyce, I was given very important tasks and projects to handle. I think the most valuable internships are those that made you feel challenged, fully utilized beyond your own capacity, and the ones that truly show you what it’s like to be a contributing member of the workforce.

I did a lot of data analysis on Excel and made lots of confusing looking charts and graphs with pivot table, and my final analysis of the secondary schools was actually presented to the Prime Minister! Obviously I didn’t get to present it, or I would have peed my pants.

BUT CAN YOU IMAGINE?? Never in my wildest dream would I have thought that as an intern I’d have been given a responsibility this big a scale! For all they know I could have screwed the data up! What if I had written “Suet Li sangat cantik” at the bottom and they would have presented it still!! (then najib will wake up from his slumber and go “siapa suet li?? mana?! wtf”

Anyway, it was truly an unforgettable time for me and I’m super glad I had chosen to go back home and help with nation-building, however small the contribution I’d made, rather than chose my other internship option in HK that paid a lot more.

I went around Putrajaya to take pictures one day because I’d never really been there before and I’d never thought it’s THIS beautiful! I was angry at first at how much was spent on all these spectacular infrastructures but I can’t deny that they’re quite something.

This is one of the many bridges all over the city! I didn’t have time to take the other bridges’ pictures but I think it’s worth going to putrajaya just to see the bridges.

On another bridge leading to the convention center.

Putrajaya Convention Center! It looks way more grand in real life

A couple getting their wedding pictures taken!

The view from Pullman. Look at that other bridge in the background!!

PMO at night.

Putrajaya’s architecture is quite breath-taking, I only wish they’d maintain it better than this after all that money spent.

This is not putrajaya wtf. This is taken at Jimbaran Bay, Bali, when I was there last September.

We went for a sunset dinner and it was amazing T_____T I <3 Bali

Our table number! front seat :D

Locals selling SUPER GOOD grilled corn by the sea

I’m posting too many pictures of the sea but look at them waves!

T___T I love this picture so much!

Bintang beer, sun, sand and love, what more can I ask for!

BAKSO! A good bowl of hot bakso after a tiring day chillin’ at the beach haha

This is at the temple in Tanah Lot!

Alex took this picture, not me cos I suck at taking good pictures, can only take pics of myself wtf

Lunch at this dirty duck place by the sawah padi!

That’s it! I’m posting a lot of Hong Kong pictures next just because I <3 HK so much.

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Phuket we went

There was a huge Airasia billboard advertisement in London that says “Cheap enough to say Phuket I’ll go” hahhaahaha how witty!

So Phuket we went.

Our villa! The villa was free for his parents but they invited us along cause there are two bigggg rooms!

How cute!

We had our very own private pool! It was a dive pool so it was about 6 ft deep :O

Barry and I before we head out to the beach. By the way, do we or do we not look alike?? Seriously the more I see our pictures the more I feel like our faces are quite interchangeable. I could very well tag him as me on Facebook and people would think he is me wtf

Which means..it’s either I look manly or he looks feminine and both don’t sound good wtf

The beach and an attempted artistic shot

Notice something? Those are my footsteps (I can hear everyone going duh and rolling their eyes) BUT if you think about it, those are ONLY my footsteps cause..

It’s a private beach! It actually went on for miles and miles without anyone in sight. Too bad it’s not a very pretty beach and the waves were crazy high so no swimming.

Let me introduce you to something so awesome and so orgasmic that once you’ve had it, it’s ALL you ever think about:

Ok so it looks disappointing but this harmless looking 50 sen COCONUT ICE CREAM WITH STICKY RICE, after being consumed, will send  electricity shocks to every single nerve in your body and will result in you craving for it every second of your waking moment (and sometimes in your dreams).

But alas, we only had it once and never saw that kindly ice cream vendor on his bicycle again ;_; Everytime we heard motorbike going vroom vroom behind us, we would instinctively jump and turn around in excitement but only to be disappointed to see that it was just some random guy on his bike.

Coconut ice cream with pulut, I shall remember you till the day I die. I shall remember the way your presence graced my humbly taste buds, and how my eyes lit up when my tongue accidentally chanced upon sticky rice in an ice cream. Who would have thunk!

Anyway I digress.

I PRESENT TO YOU MY NEW BAGGGGGGGGG! (sorry for the sudden change in topic from ice cream to such a bimbo sentence but— I PRESENT TO YOU MY NEW BAG!!!)

The absolute best part is, aside from the fact that it’s super pretty, it’s also REALLY cheap. Guess how much?

Guess?

Guess??

Guess???

RM 28!!!!!!!!!!

*hyperventilates at the thought of it being awesome AND cheap

I should have gone back and bought a million other bags cause they were all so pretty and cheap. Why of all time that I had to be stingy, I was stingy then??! GAH biggest regret of my life wtf

Pretty sunset!

Last picture of Phuket (there are a million more but I just worked till 8.20pm today and I can barely lift a finger now ;_;).

I’m no big fan of Phuket but now I love it! Cause I had the best ice cream ever (an exaggeration, really) and I bought the prettiest and cheapest bag ever (TRUE STORY).

Okay good night everyone, I’ve been sleeping so early and waking up early to swim. Yes, you heard me right, I actually wake up at 7 am to swim because I put on 5 kg in the last 2 months FML. I’m now 54 kg FML and I’m only 156 cm wtf laugh lah laugh lah at the end of the day, WHO has the best bag? wtf

Lose 10 kg in 2 months, possible? If I stop talking about my weight in two months it means it’s not possible and I’ve given up. Given that highly probable circumstance, if that happens, please ignore I ever said I wanted to lose weight.

Night.