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As usual, another random posts full of late entries and the likes. And of course, with pictures as PROOF. I'll start off with the earliest interesting event to the latest so... yeah. Please do read on. May not captivate your heart but lets just say... for the sake of entertainment and my honest opinions? Yeah. Read on peeps.
5th September 2009, Saturday
It was a really nice Saturday. Besides, my friend Sue wanted to go to Sunway Pyramid to meet her friend so she invited me and my roommate Koree if we wanted to tag along. Heck. It's Sunway Pyramid, who doesn't wanna go? Well Sunway Pyramid is, if I'm not mistaken, the largest shopping center in Malaysia situated in Sunway area of Selangor. It takes you roughly a day to finish walking the whole place. Big it is, trust me. Damn big. Freaking big that it has a pile of big cement entirely crafted into a Sphinx right in front of it. Wish I could take picture of it but our best friend Google would be able to help.
Had Rocky (Yea, Pocky made NOT in Japan) for breakfast. That red devil is Wanpaku. A gift from my good friend. Cute little evil thing. Okay, so we went there. Had our lunch. And Sue had to entertain her friends so Koree and I went for a walk on our own. It's my second time there. And before this we had my aunt to drive us there. Now we had to wait for the bus to bring us there. Well, it's kinda great that there's actually a bus route to Sunway but craaaap, the long wait nearly killed me. I didn't do much shopping since I didn't carry that much cash on me. Plus once I pull out some, there's this weird chain reaction where I will continue to pull out once I find something interesting. Not good for my purse. So we just walked around, window shopping, looking at the people skating in the ice ring/rink? Whatever. We see several dudes trying to show off their skating skills as they did some grand personal solo performance in the middle of so many crowds.
iPhone and some other exhibition in the center of the Blue Atrium. Cute huge iPhone hahah.Not much interesting stuff you can find here except hundreds of shopping stores and boutiques. But then we saw a huge commotion and went in to sniff whats the commotion was about. And here are some of the pictures that I took. That was actually people crowding around local artist, S. Amin Shahab. He was there with a mission to draw 1001 faces of Malaysian to represent our country for the Independence Day on 31st August, 2009. Guess he didn't get to complete all 1001 on time huh?
Those little icon cube seats are even cuter.
Life Drawing. o.O Awesomeness.
Okay this time I crept behind him to get this picture. He don't mind. :D
Even nearer this time, hahaha.
A sample of his many drawings that was placed on the walls during his exhibition.
All drawn with ink pen on canvas.
A shot of one walls of the many walls. Detailed works.
Another shot of a corner of his drawings.
And that's that. Got tired of walking around, I've decided to taste the Takoyaki (Octopus Ball fried in a special pan) which I missed during my first visit. I thought it was nice. From the looks of it. Besides, the Japanese manga always shows them enjoying eating takoyaki like its the best thing in the world so why not. But to my dismay, it was horrible. Seriously. The ball was kinda big. Even bigger then the circle you can form with your thumb and your point finger, and what makes it worst is that the content, which is the octopus is just as small as your thumb. And what makes it so gross to eat is that it's so damn soft. They are supposed to be hard enough to be picked up with a toothpick, and this doesn't last long then 10 seconds. What was it? Rm4.50 for only 2 of them? If I see who made the brilliant idea to make bad quality takoyaki I'm so going to destroy him right on the spot.
21st November 2009, Saturday
Another great day with the sign of rain in late evening. It was our first outing to KL for this semester. Whats with all those stresses, assignments and presentations. Now that's all gone, I've decided to chillax for a day after so long with friends Koree, Chain and Allen. So I told them I wanna watch 2012 while we hang around KLCC Suria. KLCC Suria is the shopping mall area below the Petronas Twin Towers, which is the world's current 5th tallest building. And what's more, Koree also told us that there's this ACGC supposedly held there. Well yeah, like they say, 2 birds in one stone eh? Or so I thought.
We went there and managed to arrive around noon. Went straight to the cinema and oohh it was so daaamn crowded. But still, there's nothing to rush for so we just waited and queued and eventually managed to get seats for the 5:15pm 2012 screening. Talk about packed weekends. And all those popcorners. Popcorners yeah. We had lunch, and Koree led us the way to where the ACGC was supposed to be held and only to find out that the event has been postponed to early 2010. o.O Shocking! But well well, nothing to lose there either. We can still kill some time in Kinokuniya. Great place to be if you like the smell of books that is. But before that we hang around the KLCC Park strolling around doing nothing while Chain and I were busy capturing random stuffs with my Tsubasa, Nikon D40.
A random upward shot of the KLCC Convention Centre.
Hidden Twin Towers.
And then it started to drizzle. So we head back in and well, before entering Kinokuniya i wanted to pay the toilet a visit. But I just don't understand why there's actually a queue in the female public toilets. And it's pretty long. So we head to the toilet on the next floor and it was the Premiere Toilet. Premiere Toilet. Premiere. Now that reminds me. I still remember how vividly me and my aunt used to laugh at the existence of Premiere Toilets. Never knew the reason why it existed, and how unique these places are since I'm never going to enter one. So okay, on this day I entered one, coz I'm too lazy to walk to the next floor and to find that there's another long queue. Premiere Toilet or not I don't care. Went in, paid Rm2, the hm.. toilet cashier by the toilet smiled in her hmmm... black suit as she handed me this wet tissue and I went in.
Yeah. Wet tissue. Cute bed sheet eh?
And what's so unique about this Premiere Toilet compared to normal toilets is that, well, besides the smartly-dressed servicers, the toilet smells pleasant at all times. Well that is good rather than smelling ammonia. The toilet cubes will also be cleaned at once after a person has finished using them. Well well that sounds good too. And lastly, okay, not so sure if they are washing liquid or face cream or lotion, but there at the sink, there's this row of above mentioned thing you can choose from. And from what I heard from Chain, in the male toilet they would inquire customers whether they want a spray of perfume before leaving the toilet. Hmmmmmmm.
Premiere Toilet aside, we went straight to Kinokuniya to smell the fragrance of books. At first I wanted to just look around, flipping through random picture books or maybe just get myself some reading materials from Tony Parson or Roald Dahl or Haruki Murakami, but then in the Chinese section I dug out a small shelf area where there put all the artbooks. Artbooks. Yea. There's works from Benjamin from China, the one who uses bold colours? Then there's some other picture book from some animes I don't really recognise. And fortunately, I dug out Shel-Yang's 2 artbooks o.O Whoa whee. Lucky me. Shel-Yang, great illustrator who hails from Beijing. She has an account in DeviantArt too, <a href="http://shel-yang.deviantart.com
>*shel-yang</a> which is full of amazing works.
Oooooh me treasures! :D I'm officially a happy kid.
Okay. So after that we went to catch our 2012 movie. One words. Tear-jerker. 2012 may be about world's end, but that's not really what I'm worried about. What I'm concerned about is that the great family moments and woo unexpected dramatic deaths that nearly forced me to cower and cry myself in my seat in between my knees. I don't know how many times I cried but surely lots of time compared to the tears that I shed in my past. Yeah. 2012.
22nd November 2009, Sunday
Good things come from one to another. o.O There's this huge book exhibition, hm no no, grand book selling event in The Mines called 'Shu Xiang' literally means 'Scent of Books'. It was grand. Lots of books. Chinese books though. Which is not really my thing. My friend pre-ordered her books already so she just went there to pick her books up while I stroll around the places looking for place of interest. Luckily they don't just sell novels and books with no pictures at all. I was lucky to find a big shelf of manga translated into Chinese language. And what literally surprised me was that as I walked straight to the shelf, I was sooooo happy to find that those are not your normal manga. Hahahahahah! Not your normal manga I say. When I say that I mean books from the dark dark dark dark world. Dark dark dark dark world. Yeah. Alright, I'll just show you guys what books did I get my hands on.
You've been warned. Explicit content. Books from the dark dark dark dark world.
Okay. Let's start with the top row from the left. That's Shimotsuki Kairi's Heaven's Love. It's the thickest of the 6 books that I think looks decent from the cover. And who knows, that's my least favourite one. Hard rock fashion and ridiculously suggestive names. Next we have Madarame Hiro's Kawaii Akuma. Nice cover I must say. The characters look kinda cute inside. But once he grew up to be a real man he's not really my type anymore. Hahaha. Still, nice drawing. Lots of annoying characters inside too. Next would be Dolce by Kitazawa Kyou. It has this westernish bishies style of drawing, and well yeah, its about bishies working in an Italian restaurant. Okay for me. The next row from left would be Takarai Saki's Katsubou no Manazashi. Uh wah. Cute uke that one. Totally reminds me of Cloud. LOL. Hey don't look funnily at that uncle. He was drawn based on Brad Pitt!! Okay lol. Next is my favourite of them all, Hori Tomoki's Ake Nure Gorou ni Furu Yuki wa. Whoa the long title. I don't think I even understand what it means even in Chinese. Nice clean drawing. Nice story. Nice seme for one who has beard and mustache since I'm not really fond of those type. And that uke looks like Athrun Zala from Gundam Seed. o.O Nice naming sense too. But whats with the name Maddox anyway. Is it Maddox or Murdoch? Anyway he looks like my friend. Hahahaha. Okay last but not least, Otsuki Miu's Eien no Shicigatsu. It has a different title in Chinese called 'Couple Game'. Why do they change the title? Eternal July sounds much more promising than Couple Game...
Right. 6 for Rm48. So that's Rm8 per book. To me that's already a worth investment since back in my place you can get those book by paying extra Rm3-4 to when I get them here. I say it's worth it. Plus they are all good books. Though Heaven's Love not really my kinda thing.. whatever. All in all, those books are great.
Some random shots that have been taken on various times and locations.
15th February 2009, Sunday
An upward shot of Pavilion. A high-class shopping center in the heart of KL.
Pavilion Cake in front of the entrance. Celebrating their 1st anniversary.
18th October 2009, Sunday
Melon Cream Soda bought from Daiso. And my laptop called Cookie. Trust me I'm not enjoying.
That thing on the screen is my animation btw.