My 2019: The good and the bad

My description of 2019: A lot

To me, my 2019 has been full of ups and downs. There is still three more months for the year to conclude and I still have hope that this year will be as fulfilling as I hoped it would be.

I have split my perspective into two main categories: physical and emotional

Physical: I have felt good this year in terms of my outlook on life and appearance. I have been keeping up to those resolutions I had made at the beginning of the year; going to the gym and keeping (relatively) healthy throughout. Been pretty pleased with the results I'll be honest but I do still have a lot of work to do on myself for me to feel like I'm at peak performance.

On the note of travel, I have not done as much as in previous years but I did go on my first solo trip to visit some friends and family in Australia (maybe a post on that coming up soon). Considering I'm someone who usually always travels with family, it was a whole new experience. A good one. Had tons of fun, got…


Its been a while since I had went on a good ol' holiday. So I decided to go on a short little getaway to Sabah. The last time I had been to Sabah I was far too young to remember anything much. Thus, this felt like I was going to explore new territory.

Day 1: I booked the first flight at 8am to Kota Kinabalu and it was a (+/-) 2 hour flight from Kuala Lumpur International Airport so I arrived by 10am at Kota Kinabalu International Airport. THANK GOD for Uber (lmao) because Taxi fares tend to be a little crazy at airports but I was able to get a RM 6 ride to the hotel.

The hotel which I was staying at was the Sutera Harbour Resort. It was a 10 min drive from the airport and I was welcomed by the lush sight of greenery as well as gorgeous golf course. The hotel is located next to a marina so there were tonnes of yachts to swoon over. My room had a beautiful view of the sea.

Day 2: I wanted to go island hopping because that's what seaside holidays are all about (Yay). There were …

Food : Nasi Lemak @ Serai, Empire Shopping Gallery

In conjunction with an assignment I had to do on nasi lemak, a group of friends and I went on a hunt for some delicious nasi lemak. We came across some places with fairly good nasi lemak but we found one in particular that has amazing nasi lemak! This place we speak of is no other than Serai.

Serai has a mix of  Malay, Western & Fusion dishes on their menu. With that said, most people who visit Serai in groups will not find it hard to pick dishes that satisfy everyone. This restaurant is also one of its 5 outlets in Malaysia. The other outlets are located in Pavilion (KL) , Paradigm Mall (PJ) , Shaftsbury (Cyberjaya) and in Jaya Shopping Centre (PJ).

The ambiance of Serai is very chic and minimalistic. Its very cosy with optimum lighting and comfortable seating, a perfect place to catch up with a friend. I love how they have decorated this place by incorporating plants and each table has a small flower arrangement. 

The aesthetic so beautiful!!
We were shown to our table by the friend…

Food: Tea Time @ TWG Tea Boutique, Sunway Pyramid

First of all, TWG Tea is an international tea company pioneered in Singapore. They have a wide variety of high quality tea (literally a menu just for their tea!). Not to mention having a beautiful ambiance (as I am an aesthetic freak) and luxury tea drinking experience. They have a few branches around Malaysia which are at Pavilion KL, KL International Airport, Gurney Paragon Mall, The Gardens KL, Sunway Pyramid and more to come. They initially had their first outlet in Pavilion KL, then opened more outlets around KL as they became more and more popular. Lucky for us, there are outlets outside Pavilion, as it is always a hassle to get to Pavilion with all the heavy traffic and exorbitantly high parking rates. 

A couple of weeks back, after hearing good reviews about TWG Tea from my friends and reading about it online, I was craving for some fancy tea time indulgence. As Sunway Pyramid had the closest outlet from my home, I decided to give it a try. My first impression was  that the ae…