Thursday, December 30, 2010

Christmas dinner at The Square

Christmas 2010 has passed and all I can say is… I really had a very Merry Christmas :D

As usual Christmas is about family, presents, Christmas decorations, food and lots of drinking. Which everything is done and the only thing to do is to celebrate new year!

We usually just do a BBQ Christmas party which held yearly at my aunt’s house but this year out of nowhere somebody suggested to dine at some fancy restaurant this year and picked Novotel 1borneo, The Square Restaurant.

Which happens to be where my sister Wewen is working as a Chef…

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA I know it’s sad to see a family member couldn’t join for Christmas… Well at least we were seated near to her.

I’ve been to The Square Restaurant once before, ordered ala carte menu and was fairly impressed by their carbonara. So of course I was excited to taste their buffet lineup.

Wearing my Christmas dress and my new white trench coat (which make me look fat) and armed with my old red camera, took photos of the beautifully decorated food.

1. The cold kitchen section consist of turkey and seafood.

Don’t ask me what’s the name of the cuisine because I didn’t bother to write it down so just enjoy watching the pictures. :)

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This section wasn’t really appetizing to me even though it is beautifully decorated. Although I do love it’s smoked salmon, it was absolutely scrumptious. 

2. Hot Kitchen section… main course menu.

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The soup was, mushroom soup and seafood chowder.

Fried noodles, baked cheesy cauliflower and etc…

They also had a live station where you can request cuisine such as Pasta alla Carbonara, lamb, turkey and meat loaf.

I was disappointed tho with the main course, I expected it’s gonna be the same like the last time I ordered by ala carte menu but I was wrong. The menu is plain, boring and most of it taste very bland especially the mushroom soup.

3. Pastry section

My favourite part of any buffet lineup.

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The entertainment for the night was live music and a Magician!

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and here’s the rest of the honorable guests…HAHA

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Yeah… I know I look fat…(T_T)

Anyway… on other note;

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Voting miss suria sabah for the title of miss popular has been opened!
To vote for your favourite, just spend rm30 on a single receipt from any suria sabah outlets and you can get 1 vote!!
Do come to suria sabah and vote for Dewina! XD thank you for your support!! Btw, Dewina is contestant no.10

To vote please go to the information counter. Voting will end on 31st dec at 12 noon. Do notice..

So if you happens to be shopping at Suria Sabah this 30th and 31st do vote for my cousin please. =) Your support is deeply appreciated, Thank You.

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New Year’s Eve is this Friday. What’s your plan?

Me?… You just gotta find out through this blog later this week then. lol…

Hope all of you will have an awesome New Year Party, let us all celebrate 2011 with a blast because 2012 will be the end of the world. LMAO…

xoxo

Cyntacinta

Friday, December 24, 2010

The Christmas spirit

Every time when Christmas come I feel so jolly and happy…and the last time that I really felt that way was when I was a child. Still oblivious that Santa Claus does not exist. That’s right you little under age twerp… SANTA CLAUS DOESN’T EXIST.

Sorry… about that I didn’t mean to be The Grinch there… It’s just that it’s been a while since I really felt a Christmas Spirit inside me. Last year I wasn’t at home for Christmas was at the Philippines celebrating and partying with the one and only

A.P.L DE AP.

March Dimes 34th Annual Beauty Ball FQf7awgDq9Sl    LOL… didn’t mean to sound bragging there but I just can’t help it. It’s not everyday I get to party with a superstar. LOL

Christmas this year tho, starts quietly and at first I wasn’t really excited by the idea but then it hit me that this is Genesis’s first christmas at KK and I just gotta make it a special one. 1st thing we’ve done is to dust off that old christmas tree and start decorating it.

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Also I tried baking again… if you remember this DISASTER then you’ll know how “good” my baking skill is.

But this time around I manage to make it actually look GOOD!

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OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA         yep… ladies and gentleman that’s a fucking M&Ms in my chocolate chips. I haven’t actually tasted the one with M&Ms but brother did and his verdict was good. :P

I even told my brother to wrote a letter to Santa Claus.   OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA         Which he did and guess what he want for Christmas?…

Jin_Kazama A Jin Kazama action figure. I’ve been going through almost all toy stores at KK and failed to find one. OMAIGOAT I AM SCREWED!!!

So I’ve been creating stories to change his Christmas wish so wish me luck today… May I finally found that I particular toy and that Pokemon book.

To get into the Christmas spirit, my parents and I took my brother to the Christmas Carnival at Gaya Street and so-called Winter Wonderland at Gaya Street and Padang Merdeka.

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Even though there’s literally NO PARKING near the Gaya Street, we drove to KK and parked at Sinsuran Street and walk all the way to the carnival. Thank god, people of KK can be reasonable at times and always let us pass the road safely while holding my 6 year old brother. :)

The Christmas carnival is held yearly but this year something new arise Celcom decided to create a winter wonderland at a tropical climate. I bet they gained lots of profit because of this. 

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Upon entering this so-called winter wonderland I feel like I’ve been cheated and yet still have this jolly feeling inside me and forced my brother to pose at ALL THE CHRISTMAS decorations.   OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA I didn’t even mind that there’s no fake snow and had to pay RM5 to be in an air-conditioned room that been painted white to substitute the fake snow.

If you pay to get into this “winter wonderland” then you better make it worth it by taking lots and lots of photos.

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But then again, the place is crowded and you gotta find a good spot and angle to excluded people in your photo. Which is hard but I did manage a few…

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and then I started to getting into the action as well…

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That elf above me look like an exhibitionist and the elf beside my brother look fucking stunned probably by the exhibitionist elf.

Lame as it is… I had to admit I actually had a good time. I love seeing my brother all excited for Christmas, how easy it is to make him see how magical Christmas is.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA His happy face just reminds me of how excited I was for Christmas.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERADidn’t even mind that the “Santa Claus” is a tall skinny Indian guy. LOL.

Afterwards… we exited and watched the firework display.

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Never get the counterfeit one. The blue truck with caprila sign on top couldn’t justified how delicious the ice cream is. SO MAKE SURE YOU GET YOUR ICE CREAM FROM THIS WHITE CAPRILA ICE CREAM TRUCK.

We had a quick look at the Christmas bazaar before heading home.

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Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from Cyntacinta.

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Go Mad for Cats

If I had to choose to be a cat person or dog person…

I’ll choose both, frankly because I’m an animal person except for disgusting rats…Fan of Ratatouille please be gone because I totally don’t believe a rat or mice whatsoever can appear to cute and cuddly in my dictionary.

So please stop convincing me that it’s cute. 

  Okay… now that we got that sort out, lets get on to the real post.

Last Saturday, Dac Latte, Ciean and I were on a paid mission. Our mission was to make people look ridiculously hot on a wedding day. Yes… we were paid to be a makeup artist…

“WHAT PAID? WHO IN THE RIGHT MIND WOULD PAY CYNTA TO DO MAKE UP!”

Well all you skeptics out there… I am proud to say I did a decent job on that. Thank You Michelle Phan :P

and also…all of these;

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So if you’re crazy enough to believe that I can make you look hot…

HIRE ME BITCHEZ!

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A quick advert up there… But I’m dead serious okay about the whole “hire me” thing. The reason I babble about cute, cuddly animal is:

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA We didn’t went to the hobbycon but instead went to Suria Sabah with intention to watch a movie but got side track by this.

Who can resist cute cuddly cats!

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A beauty pageant for the kitty cats.

and frankly… I just couldn’t resist stroking the cats.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA The cat lady! LOL… Dac Latte actually have a village of cats at her house. Her mum is a number 1 fan of cats.

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“You imbecile human being! Stop staring at me!”

or

“Damn paparazzi”

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA “I iz asleep” or maybe “Dun wake me up till it’s Christmas”

Okay… my caption might be lame…LOL

But feel free to save the pictures just make sure you sent one for me okay. :)

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There were 2 judges at that time. Both from USA.

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OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA From my observation, the cats are judge by their agility, fur and breed. The judge will play with them, stroke the cats and then put them back into the cages.

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The cats must be energetic with soft furs and also sexy (wtf?!) to win the best cat award.

The best cat will then be awarded with ribbons. I saw 1 cat got 6 ribbons. That cat must be 1 awesome cat.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThe beauty pageant I guess mainly for the cat’s owner. Breeding a good cat must be a passion for them since all of them taken extra care for their cats (like duh)…

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I dunno if I can take really good care of my pets but probably because I hate thinking of the expenses must be made for that because it’s must be really expensive. Since I’m a procrastinator and poor, better stick to admiring other’s pets. 

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They even prohibited flash photography. Which is understandable… it probably disturb the cats.

All the cats look so adorable, I just hate taking the photos with them behind the cage. But chaos will happen if weren’t for those cages.

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We didn’t stick till the end of the pageant tho. Dac latte got a movie to catch and I got a date with Ed. It was fun watching the cats, I wish I could cuddle the cats. But they will probably scratch me. LOL

So… it’s the end for this post…

xoxo

7 days till christmas and I iz excited!

p/s: Christmas post next!

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