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Monday, 30 September 2013

Fun: MTV World Stage 2013!

Hello! September's almost ending and I know this is a waaaaayyyyy overdue post but hey, who wouldn't wanna document their first ever concert experience?!

My 'concert virginity' went to MTV World Stage 2013! And even though the lineups weren't all my faves, it was fun as heck. Big thank you to Veena & her friend, Jo Yeen and Hazel & her cousin for the free tix! <-long story of how we got the tix hahaha. Also, thanks Erica, Hui Ying & her sis, Hui Min for going w me! :D /kiss kiss

The long-anticipated MTV World Stage 2013 has been held for 5 years now at Sunway Lagoon Surf Beach with awesome artist lineup. This year it was Joe Flizzow the Malaysian Hip-hop artist, the Korean boy band EXO, the super rad Far East Movement, and sexy Robin Thicke! The event this year was mainly sponsored by Sunway Resort City, Xpax, Suzuki and Hong Leong Bank so you can be sure it's a BIG THING!







First of all, the queue was HORRIBLE /.\ And it was only about 3pm when everyone stood up to squeeze in. Entrance opens only at 4pm lah aduh! 


The amount of people pushing and squeezing is TOO DAMN HIGH! We literally didn't have to walk, everyone will push you and you'll just go with the flow~ Now I know how sardines feel like. 
There were wayyyy too many EXO fans. Played a game w Rics to see who could spot non-EXO fans first hahahaha. We both lost cos we're practically mobbed by them. 
There were KIDS pushing and screaming and squeezing there. I call them kids because before that they were busy studying Moral nilai murni for SPM trials the next day. SERIOUSLY, PEOPLE -.- 
Also, most of them were below 16 and had no IC so they begged us to bring them in as chaperones. One 13-year-old who was shorter than me (imagine that) was so squashed up behind me that she started gasping for air and I was so afraid if she had an asthma attack 0.0 


Inside, we split cos HY and her sis managed to squeeze to the center while Erica and I opted to stand at the side cos it was seriously too hot and noisy what with cray Kpop fans all around us. Not complaining, but I was seriously shocked to be standing in the midst of so many girls who can scream even by just looking at EXO photos on the Social Media Wall (which btw, is damn cool cos it shows live feed from everyone's tagged #worldstagemy Instagram photos) 

Funny story here. We were just chilling and sitting at the side, getting a kick ass side view -.-, when a Ugandan girl and her friend appeared behind us and said, "What are all these people screaming about?" To which I replied: "EXO, the Korean band." 
Her: "Are you here for them? Who are you here for?" 
Me: "Robin Thicke!"
Her: *screams and high five*

Erica and I camwhoring. It rained a little, but kudos to MTV for providing free ponchos and fan!




Finally, Natalie from Hitz.fm and a male DJ from Myfm were there to kick start the show and give out freebies! And omg so cool lah, we kept waving to the camera which was moving around on a crane above us! :p Catch us on TV next year when you watch MTV World Stage recap :p

Then  the VJs and World Stage Insider, Matthew Zachary Liu, came out. Good job, Matt! And the VJs, Alan and Hanli were so good! Their enthusiasm, jokes and emceeing really wowed us and they really brought up the atmosphere! Plus, they're both really good-looking hehe. 

Alan and Hanli made us take the best selfie ever!


Omg I think I'm crapping too much, please bear with my poor-quality photos now! (again, wish I had a camera. Sigh) I tried to upload some short clips on the artists though!

Joe Flizzow started the show with some Malaysian power with Iller Iller, Havoc, etc! I know, the photo is rly blur.. But you know the crowd hasn't gone totally crazy yet....



Met Elza during Flizzow's performance!


Finally EXO appears. Everyone, and I swear EVERYONE, stood up with their cameras filming. It was crazy! They did the famous Growl, History & 365. Their dance was synchronised but that's all I enjoyed I guess, since I don't listen to Kpop at all. >< I get why the girls were so crazy though, they do look good.



365! Credits to Hui Ying for the vid!
  video

Smart Rics and I decided to wait for EXO's performance to be over before squeezing into the centre of the crowd cos all the kids left after that! LOL! So ya, we did manage to get to the front but there were still some tall people blocking us and this girl on two guys' shoulders kept kicking me -.- The atmosphere in the front was so different. You could tell that these were party people cos there were no more screaming Kpop fans around us lol! 

Next up, Far East Movement! Definitely the ILLEST of the night and made everyone feel Fly Like A G6! They rocked for about an hour which was great to dance to, but tiring. DJ Virman's remixes were epic, woohoo! Some girl came out and sang Rocketeer, which was rly good. They even did a  rendition of No One by Alicia Keys and ended with Turn Up The Love. After that, they threw a giant rubber duck into the crowd. Then Prohgress jumped into the crowd & bodysurfed! DAMN COOL! 





Last but not least, ROBIN THICKE! He's even sexier in real life, trust me. ♥. He was the most mellow among all the performances imo but I liked it cos he did some fast songs and slow songs and of course his famous, Blurred Lines! There was some technical problems at the start but he did and acapella of Blurred Lines w the crowd and he sounds SO GOOD live! Also everyone swooned when he sang Dreamworld. Plus Give It To You & my fave, Lost Without U. Ahhhhh~ He ended the night well with some fireworks!

Best view of the night was Robin Thicke!



One man show, but oh so good.


Veena (and her friend Regina) joined us for #THICKE!

All in all, it was the best fun I've had in a long long time! I've met and seen all kinds of people; some kind, some not so kind, friendly people, helpful people and made a couple of new friends too! One girl gave Erica her poster that she got from the VJs and we gave her our water lol. Must defo keep hydrated throughout if you're planning on screaming and dancing... 

Shall end with some random photos and OOTD!



My girl can die happy now that she saw the sexiest man alive. Lol.

 Thanks, XPAX for the polaroids! #timetomuxic

OOTD // concert outfit

Shirt & shorts & scrunchie from Fblock
Sneakers from Converse
Hobo bag from Starbucks
Shades from Vincci
Gold bangle from Cotton On

I hope you all have a nice day ahead! :)
PS: Can't wait for next year's World Stage Live In Malaysia!!
Loves,
Carinn







Saturday, 21 September 2013

Eats & Treats: CaRFFee Coffee Bar


Finally, some time to update a short post!

T'was a fun day, cos we had lunch & dinner with my family, then we let off a 'Kong Ming Deng' or sky lantern before having homemade tiramisu. Simple little things like these makes me smile :)

  • Went for tea with the boyf yesterday at a relatively new coffee bar in Taman Molek yesterday. Just wanted a day to chill & spend time together. It was our second time here and we chose CaRFFee cos there's this sofa area with plug points where we can watch movie on our laptops there. So I downloaded Iron Man and off we go.

New shades!
Necklace from Forever 21.












I wouldn't say the design of the place is super wow, but it does have a pretty chill feel to it. The place is divided into the airconditioned and non-airconditioned section and they have these sofas at the side with cushions to relax! The staff are super friendly and they'll greet you 'WELCOME' every time you enter the door. I mean, EVERYTIME, cos we went out to snap some pics and they greeted us again and again when we entered. xD 

After some stalking on their website, I found that they do offer Coffee Brewing classes for coffee lovers, which is quite a new concept in JB. Through stalking I also found that there is an afternoon tea promotion going on whereby you order 2 drinks and get 2 snacks for 50% off, but either we weren't told about it or the promotion is over already when we went :( They do offer lunch sets though.




Because we just had lunch, so we didn't order much but I rmb trying the Smoked Duck Risotto in Pesto Sauce and Grilled Chicken Chop before. Risotto was quite normal (and quite cheap leh) but the chicken chop and fried rice was not bad! Anyway, we didn't order much yesterday, just some drinks and snacks.

Mango Smoothie for RM8! Hmm, not the ideal smoothie as I think they used mango concentrate instead of real mango, but drinkable.

Boyfie's Iced Hazelnut Latte. There are 2 kinds of coffee beans; Northern & Southern. The waitress explained that Northern beans are more fragrant while Southern beans have a sour taste. Boyf chose Northern, but since I'm not a coffee-drinker, I couldn't appreciate the bitter taste..

Make-your-own-pizza! For RM13.90, I think it's quite worth it. There are a variety of ingredients and 2 sauces and we chose smoked duck + bbq sauce. We liked it!

Overall, I would say this place is worth visiting but be prepared as the food are a little pricey IMO. Or is that the way with every cafe? HAHAHA. Coffee is worth a try, but not the other drinks. They do offer complimentary sky juice which is refillable though. Ambience is ok, sometimes music is a bit displeasing but acceptable. Have yet to try the cakes though, next time perhaps!

Me being me, it's OOTD time! 

It's a monochrome-ish kind of day. 

Nekomimi beanie! Meow.

H&M bodycon dress.
Kate Spade zebra-print Kinsey bag.
FBlock polka dot ribbon hair tie (worn on wrist).
Nekomimi beanie, heart shades & transparent heels bought online.

Boyfie's first OOTD post :p

 Cotton On aztec tee & pants.
Everlast shoes.
Fossil watch.


Love you! 


Oh yeah, thank you to the staff for not getting mad at us for sitting there for 3 hours, enjoying our movie! :p Do check out this place if you haven't. :)

  • Address: 51-01, Jalan Molek 2/1, 
  •                Taman molek
  •                81100, Johor Bahru 
  •                (behind Modern Revelation)
  • Business hours: Mon-Thurs: 12pm - 12am
  •                         Fri & Sat: 12pm - 1am
  •                         Sun: 12pm - 12am
  • Contact: +6012-7721663

x,



Thursday, 5 September 2013

Updates updates!

Omg it's September already?!?!?!

I know I'm a very bad blogger, I've been so busy to update my blog! (everyone's excuse)
But seriously, I have been sleep-deprived due to all the assignments + prom preparations (I am in the committee) that came piling in the last 3 weeks.
I owe everyone an August Faves post! Pls watch out for it! (even though i know no one reads my blog..)

Thank goodness I'm on my mid-sem break now. It's the first time I'm on break and I don't get to go back to my hometown. :( Basically spent this whole week hanging out and going to uni to help out with prom preparations. So since I'm alone in KL, I promised myself that I must cross off a few things from my To-do list this hols!

Study for the test next week ý ok lah i will start tonight ok!
Get my prom dress ý
Practice my prom hair & makeup ý
Clean my room þ
Clear out my wardrobe and sell stuff on Carousell þ
Blog þ I think I'm doing it now?