Saturday, 1 February 2014

One post to cover them all- January

This is probably the first time that I coughed for a little more than 4 weeks and spent RM290 on one month for medical fees. Yay. Good start to a new year, and I'm not being sarcastic. If you start your year feeling utterly terrible with a uber manly voice, I guess the rest of the year would just keep getting better!!

So we start with counting down to the new year.
As I mentioned in this post about the final days of 2013,
long story short, I went counting down with my parents.

A nice meal at the cafe at Penang International Airport.

Gotten hair extensions and started painting my nails again.
I used to be have the most beautiful nails among my friend in uni. *cough*
Because not a lot of people do their nails there. lol.
Win without competing. =X

My "laced" nails
It took almost double the time I used to take,
and double redo because my hand is shakier now.

Went bike riding at Shah Alam Agricultural Park.
There are 2 types of bicycles.
The older ones cost RM5 for the first hour and RM1 for every subsequent hours.
The newer mountain bikes cost RM10 for the first hours and RM1 for every subsequent hours.

Th entrance fee is RM3 just to enter the park.
You can choose to jog, walk around, ride a bike, or go to Skytrex.
There are shuttle buses going around if you get tired of walking.

After all the sweating and butt ache, we went to celebrate the old man's birthday in advance.

Happy birthday Mr Yat!!

I had a mini camwhore session because I wanted to test out my look for the company dinner.
The theme was Shanghai Night.

The look for the actual night.

Added a pearl necklace and a furry shawl.
My hair from the back.

Plus one of the night.

I won the Best Dressed Award. =D
A big big thank you to everyone who voted for me!!
Too bad I had a very manly voice because of the cough and couldn't perform.

First ang pao of the year is from the company.

This is how I say "f*ck this sh*t" to eating healthy.

And I found this plaque which I can't agree more with.


And the last day of the month=
the first day of CNY!!

Posted a picture with my dad and a pic with my 2 sisters on Instagram
and it was clear who my friends prefer to see.

Too bad I didn't take pic with my mom yesterday. =(

It was a good month despite the downside.
I felt so much love from the gang of friends.
You know who you are.

That's what J_Fish has to say ~ Au Revoir~

Sunday, 26 January 2014


Is it ironic that Lorde is now "royal"?

Lorde, the 17 going 18 girl who shot to fame for a song about anti-materialism in music, is the current music royalty, (which usually is overthrown very soon after, yet, royalty). Can she withstand the temptation of turning herself into living irony?

The thing about materialism is that it's easier to brush it off when you know you can't afford it. That Prada bag? That Berkin Kelly? Meh. Not interested. Because I know even if I could save enough money to get even one of them, big names just don't fit into a small bank account.

The real test of "royalty syndrome" starts when you have the money. If you're from a middle-class family, it's easier to give the "I want a better life for my family" excuse. It's a legitimate reason, of course, but the question is: when do you stop? I think it would usually be when you turn around, you'll realize "oh **** (insert appropriate 4 letter curse word), what have I become?", which is a little too late.

I have a lot of friends and acquaintances who complain A LOT about first world problems. You think your problems are big? Go to an undeveloped country, or even our neighboring less developed countries and take a look.

I didn't take a trip, but I know the pain of some. I help support a child from Vietnam, with the help of World Vision MY. I didn't know what I was getting into at first. I think I heard of it through one of my friends about "adopting" a child, and my favorite question came up: Why not?

I was just earning RM1.8k, with rent, living expenses and bills to fully pay by myself. So I'd like to hear your excuse on not having money.

When I started this "support", I didn't do much research. (Typical me.) But everything is explained plainly in the website. I signed up, and I just had to give RM50 per month, and I'm helping someone. The price has now been increased to RM65, but hey, it's RM15 more. Pretty sure that's just one meal's payment for a lot of city dwellers.

So what did I learn from this child sponsorship?

They're happy to have electricity and running water at home. No kidding. The first annual report I received had this in check. They actually made it a point to report to us that they have electricity and running water in their community.

Meanwhile, in KL, people are complaining about traffic jams and slow internet speed. Look at us.

"First world problems".

Everyone reading this, I'm assuming that you're not struggling financially. You have internet connection, free time, and a gadget to read a blog on. If you could save *RM65/RM80 every month (highly possible), you are able to help sponsor a child, and help an entire community. The money from your contribution goes to the entire community your sponsored child lives in.

You can be part of the solution to the question : What if the answer to cure cancer is trapped in someone who can't afford an education?

If you're saying you can't save up RM65 each month to help a whole community, I don't believe you.

I know for a fact that most of my friends are quite well off. If you stay with your parents and is working a full time job, don't give me crap excuses. Cut down on your entertainment expenses. Buy less Chatime, Starbucks, make up, nail polish, hair products, games, whatever your drug is, and give that blardy money to someone who actually needs it, instead of the huge corporations or over-priced shops.

I'm not judging you for spending all that money. Just saying that it would be nice to help someone with it. Remember that in the eyes of some, we are already living the life of royals.

Maybe I'm giving to help kill that guilty conscious I get when I buy un-necessities, or when I'm eating at an over-priced restaurant; maybe I'm actually just faking the generosity and just want recognition as a nice person; maybe I genuinely want to help someone less fortunate. It doesn't matter, I'm helping. Why won't you?

That's what J_Fish has to say~ Au Revoir~
p.s. Ask me about child sponsorship. Leave a comment or email me at, or visit World Vision MY

*RM65 for Asian countries, RM80 for non-Asian countries.