Monday, June 9, 2014

Ellie Goulding + Broods in Auckland: Mini concert review and photos

currently: keeping warm.

Last Saturday night, I went to Ellie Goulding's concert, and while I quite enjoy Ellie Goulding, but I wouldn't say I'm her biggest fan in the world, or in New Zealand. But after hearing great reviews from Ellie's concert at the Studio a year or so back, as well as quite enjoying the hits from her latest album, I figured I could pay the $79(+fees) worth to go see her at Vector Arena this time around.

Saturday, May 3, 2014

Day 16 of Asia - I'm coming home.

currently: Have 'Coming Home' by Diddy Dirty Money in my head.

I'm coming home.

While I've loved my time in Malayia and Singapore, I really miss Auckland.

Since Wednesday I've gotten sick with headaches, sore throats and stomach aches. The humidity and me have been worst enemies, and so have night-time fan and my sleep. I didn't sleep at all last night, except when I fell asleep about 6am for about 3 hours. It's been impossible for me to sleep here.

Friday, May 2, 2014

Day 15 of Asia - Motorway in New Zealand vs motorways in Malaysia

currently: wishing the original GIF still existed because I spent ages making it before my computer crashed itself.

If there's one thing I'll never be able to deal with in Malaysia, it's the driving style here.

Take New Zealand:
New Zealand is fair to say very proper when driving. They stick to the lanes (in between the lines), they generally indicate for the expected 3 seconds, and they merge like a zip.

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Day 13 and 14 of Asia - A Vague Guide to Malaysian Food

currently: writing in the dark.
When you ask me what comes to mind when I think of Malaysia, I have three simple words.

Humidity, shopping, and food.

I always do the most eating while in Malaysia because there's just no set times for lunch or dinner or supper. It's a "oh we have time, and we haven't eaten in ages. Let's go makan (eat)." And there are no rules as to where or when you can or can't eat. So here's the vaguest guide in the world to eating food in Malaysia.

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Day 12 of Asia - Ladies Only

currently: full from eating so late at night.

Today, on a shopping excursion to Sungei Wang, I encountered two things.

One, I saw the longest tunnel I've ever been in. It's called the SMART tunnel. Part flooding storm water drain and part motorway tunnel, it's suppose to be 4km long and when you drive through it, it feels like you're taking forever to reach the other side.

And two, I saw a parking system I had never discovered before. Parking, that was only for ladies.

Monday, April 28, 2014

Day 10 and 11 of Asia - The Good/Bad/Ugly about Singapore

currently: writing quickly, it's getting later and later.

Yesterday, I got asked 'if I had the choice, which city would I live in - Kuala Lumpur or Singapore?'

I haven't really spent enough time or seen enough of Singapore, but I'd easily say I'd live in Singapore over living in Kuala Lumpur.

This city isn't perfect, but this has felt closer to like being home in Auckland, while keeping some perks of Malaysia.

The Good, Bad and Ugly of Singapore.

The Good
1. It's clean(er.) You don't see trash on the streets, dogs aimlessly wandering, no one is spitting into a rubbish bin... It's just way nicer. And everything has a food safety label. Even the air feels cleaner.

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Day 8 and 9 of Asia - People you shouldn't try to be at the airport

currently: attempting to figure out my data plan here.

Airports are interesting places to me. Part of me loves them, and then part of me absolutely loathes them. They're a place of emotions, of hundreds of doorways. Where the gates open for the tired, the restless, the anxious, and the eager. There's excitement that can happen in a split second, and at the same time the slowest minutes of the world hang.

Strangely enough, the airport is also where I seem to make life decisions. The places I want to go, the people I want to meet, and the people I don't want to be. The following are actual people I saw while at the airport this morning.

People you shouldn't try to be at the airport: