A few weekends ago I took a brief getaway with my mom and my sister to Jakarta, Indonesia. It was so brief that I literally just packed 3 things for this trip, and it was all dresses. The sole purpose was for my mom to visit a good friend of hers but along the way us girls gotta do what we love to do - spa and shop! I brought my camera along for the trip but I barely took any photos. In fact, the only time I got my camera out is before boarding the flights! Much interesting, I know. At least I found what I was looking for - a leather motor jacket! Unfortunately, we didn't get to do much of the touristy sight seeing stuff, but we did manage to go for a good message. I got a much needed foot massage and it was excruciatingly painful. The kind lady that gave the massage advised me to drink more water cause apparently I have kidney issues. It was such a brief trip, I really wished we could have stayed longer, the culture was barely sinking in our system and the next thing you know, we're on the flight back! Till next time Jakarta, you'll see me soon.
It's been too long since I sat down and had actual free time for myself. Week after week I find my itinerary so filled up that I couldn't even have time to go to the gym or actually do my laundry! There was that flashmob three weeks ago, the weekend after was the Jakarta trip which is then followed by this half-time performance the week after. It was also the same weekend that I briefly flew home to bid farewell to my best friend before she left for Perth. I didn't even have time to go to the gym lately, and I'm practically drowning in my assignments. What you see here in these photos, is Elreena with 3 hours of sleep.
Lets just cut to the chase: I love performing. I love getting all dolled up and getting together with some of my favourite people and just having a whale of a time! I for one love dressing up, and you know me, I take advantage of every opportunity I get for me to put on eyeliner and curl my hair. I even did the girl's hair and Nabs and I had the fun sisterly time of putting red lipsticks on the girls. Even though this performance was so last minute (we only got the notification 5 days before the actual performance) we managed to pull off a great show, and may I just say that we looked pretty bad ass. Faux shave, red lips, and flannel around our waist, I think we looked like a pack rat from the 90's. Only thing missing was scruffed up denim.
I'm just gonna go out and say this; I only made this post cause I wanted to show off my brand new long cardigan from Cotton On. Nothing less, nothing more... I was browsing around in store cause they were having a 38% off store wide CNY sale, and you know us girls we couldn't possibly pass out on them sales. I've been really into these long cardigans, they're ridiculously comfortable and damn don't they look good! Great for me too as I get cold in the slightest drop of temperature, I'm basically freezing when the air cond is at half speed. Don't even get me started on the airconds in college! Whether this can help me withstand the college cold or not... we will see.
Long Cardigan x COTTON ON
Top x TOPSHOP
Shorts x DIY
Boots x H&M (They have the best heeled boots)
This little critter is our new guest! He comes and go, but for the most part my sister and I love having him around. We love playing with me, pampering him, stroking his head and watch him purr his little tail off, until of course one of us starts to sneeze or itch. Everyone of my family is allergic to fur and dust, so we can't play with him too long, or have him roaming the house too much. We can see him rolling around on our door mat in the evenings, around the time where my sister will feed him some wet cat food. Sometimes at night, he sleeps on our garden chair outside our door. He is ridiculously adorable, and always manja! So far we don't have a name for him, but we just call out Meow when we want his attention. Too cute for words!
This was taken while I was still in London two months ago. It was on a Buy 1 Free 1 sale at the local supermarket and to be honest this was the first time I've ever had Ben & Jerry's. I love the Cookie Dough in BR so I thought I tried the B&J's version while my brother tried out their Chocolate-something-flavour. My verdict is - It's freaking amazeballs. I want more please!
At Heathrow airport, my dad was looking for these miniature booze as souvenirs. We looked around the whole booze department and couldn't at all find it, we were about to give up until I spotted these on the checkout aisle. They had a promo, buy 3 for either £9 or £15, I honestly can't remember so I got the Malibu, Bacardi and the Vodka. I don't have the heart to open them, so for now they're just chilling on my desk.
The orchids my mum planted in the garden are blooming and they're stunning.
One of the many purchases I made at Primark. I LOVE that place. They were having ridiculous end of year sales, some items were going at £1 and some dresses were at £3! My brothers made 3 visits to the store in total, and on different days, so can you comprehend the obsession we have for the store. The boots were £6, and the cute orange court heels were £3! I totally misread the size of the burgundy oxfords - it was way too big for any of the women in my family, but it was the perfect size for my brother.
A lamp. How original. So wow artistic.
I just thought this was cute. This is how he usually looks every day of the week. In front of the TV playing a game.
The sun sets around 6.30PM here in Sabah so it does get dark rather quick. If you may notice, you can see the recent attraction Superstar Aquarius docked in the background. Two years ago I went on Superstar Libra for KDU's Annual Ball so I know it's pretty a fun cruise to go on. Perhaps one day I could persuade my family to go on it and just chill on the sea.
The port was breezy and lovely the other evening when I paid a visit. It made my kimono and hair go all over the place. The kimono featured here is another BY ELREENA piece. I loved the first pair I made so much, I made another one! This pair is longer and have shorter sleeves and the fabric I used looks like a bunch of flowers floating around in outer space! I thought that it was hilarious and worth made into what I like to call the Tumblr Kimono.
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