Thursday, February 26, 2015

Guilin Trip

Happy Chinese New Year! I'm having a meh cny this year because I suddenly felt that it's the same old thing every year and I feel tired and sleepy all the time. Plus avoiding adults who kept wanting to butt into my future plans is hard work man. Dear adults, I don't wanna live your lives laaaaaaaaaaa live me alone in my personal box okkkkkkkkk
Hope you guys are having fun tho (.=^・ェ・^=)

I'm gonna continue with last year's Guilin trip today. I always treat my trips to other countries as an internet detox session and I'll leave my phone and laptop at home = quality family bonding time (Y)


Board on the plane thinking: this would be perfect if they have 韋禮安's album on flight. AND THEN BAMF 天公保庇 hashtag blessed :'D

We reached Guangzhou Airport safely and after a good night sleep, we went to this place called 黃姚古鎮.






The taufufa was awesome in the cold weather!



I got bored and played with my bro's furry ball thing that fell out of his beanie #mature


This sign is in my hotel room. #nice

Here are some pics where I looked like I hate my life very much. 
PS. That man behind is not taking a shit. 

This is me not hating life again #goodjobyty


hello im standing under a ginkgo tree. fact: the famous thomson 活性銀杏精華is extracted from this very tree. I think.


Fact: I climbed this pagoda.


Fact: There's a creepy dude in the pagoda who handed me incense sticks to pray while my bro ran away leaving me to deal with the creepy guy alone. 

(I survived)


Here are some really confusing pics. 
 I don't know what's happening here


The man who can't be moved literally


you're welcome, jeenie 

The next day we went to this place which I forgot the name, all I know is that it is fking cold and I nearly died hiking there. (but the scenery was coooools tho)

IT IS MINUS 2 DEGREES AND 9 IN THE MORNING 




Finally we hiked down the valley to this mystical place. It's still early and we're the only ones there 早起的鳥兒有蟲吃


And then we all rode the cable car to this mountain and we're the first customer. The cable car is quite small and even ancient than the Genting cable car. Talk about anxiety and nervousness

(I survived too)


is this what you guys call a candid shot????? HAHAHA
I'm breathing through my handkerchief because I can't really breathe in cold air my sinuses are terrrible 哭哭 not exaggerating when I said I nearly died 





TRANSPARENT BBY

THIS ONE ONLY CALL CANDID SHOT PLS PHOTO BY YTY


INFORMATIVE SIGN 
Oh ya this place is called 天脊 THANKS SIGN


Nope I didn't try dog meat

Next, we went for a boat rideeeeeee





SIBEH BREATHTAKING MACAM WINDOW'S DESKTOP BACKGROUND WALAO 


LOOK AT THE REFLECTION SO UNREAL TT WHEN WILL MY REFLECTION SHOW WHO I AM INSIDE


NOW I KNOW HOW MULAN FEEL

The next day we went for another boat ride again, but this time it's a bamboo raft instead of a boat.


soooooooo many raftsssss



THIS PLACE ALSO VERY BEAUTIFUL LA OK I GET IT GUILIN YOU ARE 世外桃源


The old uncle who navigated the raft was singing 山歌 all the way 好有fu

Below are some random pics to end this post
虞山公園

this is important for guys out there


Another mountain I briefly hiked.


Le sad frog


We also went to this place with this colorful signboard


And this cave with colorful lights effect which managed to attract many visitors. I think Batu Caves should definitely try this tactic and then get mega popularz. 


And this is me unprepared for a photo. Dear ppl on instagram, this is what you call "unprepared for a photo". If you don't look a lil bit hollow and emotionless in the picture, pls don't label it as unprepared. thank you this is sincerely a psa from yty


Ok before I go, if anyone out there uses this post as a guide to travel in Guilin (please don't), I just wanna tell you that YOU, YES YOU, CANNOT MISS THE 劉三姐show. It blew my mind and I sincerely think everyone should watch this masterpiece. I didn't take any photos during the show but my mom did and failed miserably because the show is set on a majestic lake at night under the stars and basically the amazing effects can't be captured as beautiful as irl. 


Found this on the internet. The mountains in the background are real!!!! ain't no crappy greenscreen!!1 


Guilin rating scale:
Scenery: 
Food: 
People:

゚・✿ヾ╲(。◕‿◕。)╱✿・゚

Saturday, February 7, 2015

post spm life + dtd music fest!

I never realize how much I don't understand myself until now, like absolutely blind to my flaws and strengths. For example, I only realize this year that I look very fierce naturally/when I'm not smiling because I genuinely freaked myself out when I browsed through pictures that my mom took of me during the Guilin trip. I'm sorry to anyone who got intimidated by me when I was just being neutral. hashtag2015resolution try to smile wth 

This post is not supposed to be so negative aiya updates time 


First time attending a music fest @Publika mapkl much eye opening!!!!1 
With Elephant Gym's 凱婷 Tiff :D So 古椎 niehhh




I have to say, my first experience attending a music fest is quite ironic. I actually wanna to attend this music fest JUST for Elephant Gym. The others don't matter much to me because I don't have their albums and I'm not as familiar to them as EG. According to the show's schedule, they are scheduled to perform from 9 to 10pm so I went to Publika after my 4pm guitar class. Since I was early, I managed to watch three bands namely Platform 11, The Metaphor and NAO perform. Platform 11 and The Metaphor are erm, alright for me (不合小妹妹的胃口). NAO got lil bit of math rock and math rock is upbeat and funzzz (小妹妹可以接受) summore they are like crazy uncles who are really passionate about music. Let me tell you it is very interesting to watch three men who were sort of in their thirties jamming like teenagers high on hormones on stage. (they're maybe younger i don't know hope they don't go google themselves and find this)


I had listened to some of NAO's music and they're goood (and underrated). NAO is a malaysian band and one of the reasons I like their music because it's very expressive. They played a few songs including "Goodbye Najib" (yes very expressive) on their set and I was genuinely mindblown. I got to experience the feeling of how all the sounds, the bass, the drum, the electric guitar just constantly rushing into my brain through my ears, if that makes sense hahaha. It's like going to a concert but the sound quality is so much better because when the bands are playing, nobody, I MEAN NOBODY makes any noise. Everyone is either closing their eyes listening or swaying their body quietly to the music. And I was again mindblown because since when malaysians so calm and well-behaved ahh??? I thought Malaysians are famous for being sibeh 熱情, not sibeh 有素質 lol hhahahha but turns out we can be 熱情又有素質 because after their set haz finished everyone applauded and cheered wildly like typical msians woopie




Oh yea, NAO's set was especially memorable to me because they asked us to stand to listen to their performance (for other bands we just sat on the floor) and then somemore the guitarist loudly shouted GOODBYE NAJIB into the mic before they played the song so for a 17 year old xiaomeimei this is very shocking I was like :O and then :DDDDDD yeahhhh




Back to the ironic part, turns out I never got to watch Elephant Gym perform live because it got delayed till like 11 or 12 midnight. The reason I'm there is because of them hahhahha And xiaomeimeis have curfew to follow so I had to go back at 10pm T^T T^T T^T 已哭 Too bad nia. But it's ok I got tons of mindblowing experience in one day it feels really satisfying. Plus I got to celebrate rogemond's bday with friends at Publika on the same day wa so eventful ヾ(๑ㆁᗜㆁ๑)ノ” ヾ(๑ㆁᗜㆁ๑)ノ”


Throughout the event I'm sort of an observer as I have never attended a music fest before. I'm probably the only 17-year-old there because all I see is hipster adults who are clearly aware of what they're doing as opposed to me trying really hard not to freak out. I went there alone (hashtag rebelz) and you know how it feels when you arrive in a new environment so unfamiliar and you try to grasp a sense of reality around you YEAH EXACTLY 

I would definitely attend more music festivals in the future if the ticket is cheap enough hahhaa. hashtag 窮學生


THIS ONE RM50 ONLY FOR STUDENT TICKET AND THEN CAN WATCH SO MANY BANDS PERFORM WHERE TO FIND LA 
I rather use my money to buy new experiences than physical stuffs, tho I'd never ever give up on book and music albums. It's these new experiences that allow us to grow as human beings. These days lots of music festival cost a bunch and not really worth the money because generally people are not really in for the music but for the instagramming and hashtag ootd to show off to their peers. And then there are music fests that involves drugs and ecstasy wth why ah why why cant we focus on the music ppl??



Meanwhile Jeenie and I somehow got snapped in this pic (found on FB) where I was talking to Tiff of Elephant Gym. When I saw her I was like 張凱婷! 可以跟你拍照嗎?And she's like 幹嘛叫我全名 I was like sorry!!!!! I don't know it was rude to do that??!?!! She's like haha it's ok (secretly wanna stab me) HAHA JK but srsly she was rly nice! I told her I probably can't make it to her show because it's too late and she's like 拜託不要走!!! And I said I really want to stay but can't because 我還是未成年少女我老媽會把我罵死

And so she wrote this on my album when I asked her to sign it:


“未成年少女good”

Walaoweh so darn 親民 I melt liaoz





Special thanks to Jeenie for being my photographer of the day U DA BESTEST  


cheers for moar adventures in 2015 
☆*・゜゚・*(^O^)/*・゜゚・*☆☆*・゜゚・*(^O^)/*・゜゚・*☆

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Food in Guilin?

Not really, just junk food in Guilin (China).



As you can see I was quite determined to try different flavors of junk food not available in Malaysia (again) hahhaha

1. Fermented soy bean prawn flavor was really weird 
...but still I finished the whole packet. The funny thing is we ate the real dish DA REAL THANG the next day lololol 

2. Lime flavor was the best

3. The other two was okay meh nothing special





1. Green tea flavored Oreo is good, although my bro didn't enjoy it, but then again I like everything with green tea

2. Corn juice WHAT 
My family was walking along West Street and then I noticed nearly everyone was holding a cup of this (I WAS LIKE WHAT'S WITH YOU PEOPLE AND CORN JUICES IS THIS SOME KIND OF GUILIN CHATIME), so I decided to buy one to try and see if I would puke IT WAS ACTUALLY PRETTY GOOD. And one thing that surprised me is that the corn juice is hot, which is prefect to drink in that cold-ass weather. 

3. Bottled water 
Much refreshing

4. Guilin Noodles
Guilin is famous for its rice vermicelli ok i'll stop acting classy it's just mihun. But Guilin Mihun is not same with malaysian mihun because Guilin's is so much thicker, it's got a very chewy-banmee texture. In this trip we probably changed like 5 or 6 hotels because we're travelling from Guangzhou then Guangxi then Zhaoqing then Guilin then some other places and nearly every hotel serves Guilin mihun for breakfast. I quite liked it (because it tasted so much better than the breakfast we had at Beijing) but I will always prefer Malaysian mihun than Guilin mihun because I don't really like chewy food. Yup this gurl is so lazy she dunwanna chew it's about time you know that. But for real tho malaysian mihun is awesome because it soaks up the yummy soup/broth and really easy to eat while Guilin mihun don't really soak up the good stuffz. 



今日可有爽歪歪?- Le quote from 才子韋禮安
Anyway I tried this drink because 韋禮安 posted a picture of it on Facebook hashtag gullibleIt was in a packet of five, so my whole family got to drink it. It was pretty good, sort of like a really really thick Yakult, and my family was impressed aww yeah kamsahamida 韋禮安!! My mother said it's great to drink if you're having constipation woop


It's DESSERT TIME BABEH 

Once again I tried ice creams which were not available in Malaysia.

1. Mung bean ice cream 
It's like my mom's mung bean soup frozen and sweetened. Ok la

2. Chestnut and red bean ice cream
IT IS THE BEST ICE CREAM I HAVE EVER EATEN YUS SRSLY 
IT HAS TINY CHUNKS OF RED BEAN AND CHESTNUTS OH MY GOD SO GOOD
WHY NO HAZ IN MALAYSIA CRIES 
I FIND IT RLY IRONIC I FOUND MY FAV ICE CREAM WHICH IS FROM MEIJI COMPANY IN CHINA

3. Pineapple ice cream 
with Pengyuyan's face on it. Ok also la 




RIGHT BACK AT CHA 


Had to do this sorry