and her embodiment of happiness

cold beginnings

11 July 2014

After packing up and moving out of the Sydney apartment, I headed for Melbourne to get settled in. 
I arrived on the first week of June and stayed there for 3 weeks. 
Then I flew to KL to spend the first 2 weeks of Ramadhan (fasting month) with the family but I'm leaving for Melbourne again in a couple of days for orientation and uni. 

Sounds a handful doesn't it?

I've been flying in and out of Australia so much in the past 2 months sorting out unis, looking for apartments in Melbourne, packing up my Sydney apartment and back to Melbourne. I think I've had 8 flights in total to and fro KL - Sydney - Melbourne on 4 different occasions in the past 2 months.
So tired of flying but it'll all be done soon.
 *sighs of relieffffff*

Anyway, below are my most recent ootds in Melbourne :)

Playing around with my Alexander Wang sweater and metallic flats

Tried nude pink lipstick for the first time

Taken on one of Melbourne's warmer days.... (See: Bare legs)
Chanel's espadrilles are hands down my go-to walking footwear.
So comfortable, I can walk for blocks on end.

Dinner with the gal pals @ Kimmy's! Thanks for dinner, kimchi. 
Probably our last time this year coming together as the 5 of us since Bella's going on exchange next semester for 6 months :(

While waiting for our coffee. Quick coffee run @ Plantation with Kara 

Slip on cat slippers for the house

Pink skull

Pink flowers 

..... PINK EVERYTHING!!!!! Hahahahaha.

DIY nail day at home.

Before getting into the apartment's elevator selfie
*Must fully utilise even the briefest of waits*

Lazy outfit for dinner with Kara

Can't stop raving about the Rosie Project.
Started this book with high expectations and ended it with all of my expectations met!!!! 
Eloquently written and downright hilarious characters. 
Can't wait for the sequel!

Lots of blues happening in this picture :) 

White coat 

Kimmy and Medina 

Deedee's sick polaroid shot of branches 

My first ever air maxes!
 I've never been a sneaker person but oh well - always a first time for everything.

Caught mid-laughter :)

Monochrome outfit with a dash of pink.

With Ibu who visited for a few weeks. 

Maleficent inspired art on Bourke St

Colours here and there

Beautiful carnations spotted in Clifton Hill

Finder Keeper's sweater. 
And and and, 
after 3 long years of searching, finally managed to find myself a Constance!!! 

I feel an obsession growing - 2nd pair of air maxes. 
Look at them silver fibresssssss 

Light colours to compliment the silver

Kenzo's cloud sweater 

Layered the whole outfit with my trusted white coat

Also met up with Yulia who's visiting from Wellington, New Zealand! 
The only Russian I know who can speak fluent malay (with slangs, mind you). 
We've grown up so much from our 14 years old days in KL....
How time passes.

Toyed around with pastel colours, lots of knitwear and chiffon 


I've known this girl since I was 6, I remember when we would be playing with each other in the kiddies club @ Sutera Harbour back home in KK. 
How ridiculously long was that?
Gonna miss you so much when you're in Glasgow, Tambawow!!!!

Coffee with Nana 

White, yellow and pink

Post brunch. 
Our individual styles are so prevalent in this photo. 
Love it :)

Jeremy the Cat

Floral pink bomber jacket

Lime green and pink

Aunty Chiu (Kimmy's mother) made the girls dinner! 
Crispy on the outside, soft and tender in the inside.
View of Melbourne's cbd from Brunswick 

Aaaaand with that said, I am finally up to date with all of my OOTDS. 
I've got a few more posts lined up with my latest brunch escapade in Melbourne,
 building facades in Sydney and food adventures in KL.

Can't wait to be back in the cold, freezing weather that is Melbourne. 
T- minus: 3 more days :) 


humid concrete jungles

10 July 2014

Since I had over a month of free time after I withdrew from Sydney Uni,
 I went back to KL to spend some time with my cat, family and friends. 
Indulged in a little bit of retail therapy and of course, apam balik.

Not much to say so I'll let the pictures do the talking :) 

First day back - went for a drive with ayah in our neighbourhood

Taupe on taupe

Certified hoarder - I collect portable chargers!
 I never leave my house without one. 
So convenient especially when your iPhone's a battery sucking parasite. 

Visited Aiman at dad's office

Many shades of pink lipstick haul @ Sephora

Lady in black and some #armcandy action hehe

A splash of green in our Mont Kiara home

Had Italian for dinner with Mel before watching Maleficent. 
Maleficent was amazing, Angie's acting was phenomenal, loved the soundtrack, the cinematography.. EVERYTHING!

I can't get over Chanel's dust bag, matches my lego brick hehehe

 Cartier's Love & Juste un Clou.
I don't think I could ever pull off gold jewellery so I opted for the next best thing - white gold :)

Pink rollerboy spikes

Current iPhone case on top of Chanel's stunning spring/summer 2014 collection 

With Sha 

My big Sarawakian family came over for dinner! 
Can you believe, this isn't even 1/4 of my cousins!? 
Mom's got 10 siblings including herself. Love myself a big family :)


Obligatory car selfie

How stunning is my best friend? :) 
We've come a long way from our 13 year old days in Cempaka Schools. Coming into our 7th year of friendship!

Upside down room in Curve's cinema

My 2nd brother's children, 3/5 of the Suhaili grandchildren.
So cute but so unbelievably hyped up ALL. THE. TIME.

Caught up with Amelia and Fiqah over thai food and froyo 

Fisheye in the car

Overly pleased with my mille crepe cake! :D So good, I'd kill for it

Blue and green tones

My go to Sarawakian girls in KL - Edlin and Sha! Nonstop laughter with these 2. 
Always a lovely time :)

Spending quality time with them also equates to heavy retail therapy - particularly lipsticks!

I love my neighbourhood to bits :) 
Mont Kiara's a refuge from all the hustle and bustle of the city

Getting bubbly at home 

My cousin Dee's 20th birthday @ Crazy Fish. Tried octopus sashimi for the first time!
Ps/ Sorry for blinking too early :(

With Aqil and Esme.
 Good company and good food. Couldn't ask for more :) 

Pre-facial session with the mother

My favourite sleeping mask! 
Growing increasingly dependent on this sort of faux darkness. 
Can't remember the last time I slept without it..


Adik showed me her vintage typewriter! Too cool!!!

Thanks... I feel the love.....

Mangosteen the Cat
On my first day back from Sydney, I spotted this stray cat who was playing by herself in the kitchen. I am a bonafide crazy cat lady so I picked this cat up, declared her mine and named her Mangosteen! 
She is downright the most loving cat ever and loves to be touched and petted. 
Thanks to her healthy appetite, she's also growing bigger by the day (I'm afraid she'll go obese soon).....
Even though she was a stray to begin with, it's been 2 months and she's still around :) 
Lucky, lucky, lucky.

Mangosteen intrigued by the pool

Lying on her back (LOOK HOW BIG HER TUMMY IS)

Scratch scratch

Getting some rubs

My room's on the 3rd floor and Mangosteen has her own little spot in the kitchen, but some mornings I'd wake up to her meowing outside my door. I'm still trying to figure out how she managed to find my room and hike up 3 flights of stairs..... 

She also looooves getting scratches, she can stay like that for almost an hour

Looking complacent on my lap

Skype date with Faiz and our cats

I love coming home to KL for semester breaks - just the right mix of being productive and down right lazy. I'm almost up to date with all my posts. So bear with me :) 

Hope all of you are fine and dandy!

Next up: 
Winter in Melbourne 


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