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Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Lovey Dovey Tuesday: A Person To Keep

As you get to know someone, you will eventually learn a lot of their traits that you dislike, hate or annoys you. That's normal. But have you ever felt that even though you definitely hate those traits in that person, you never seem to be able to hate them or keep a distance from them? That, I believe is called accepting a person as they are. Come bad or wrong.


Lets just say, you ever find this person, NEVER let them go. Despite all the things they hate about you, if a person still stay with you even though you do not bring them any apparent benefit then keep in mind that this person is someone worth for you to keep. Treat them well as they are the person who will always accept you as you are. They might be a friend, a lover, a family member. No matter who they are, always remember to appreciate them. Because they are the one who will always be there for you through thick and thin.


But also be reminded, if you don't appreciate them, or keep mistreating them and take them for granted, eventually they will leave. And once they leave, you'll lose them forever because chances are, they'll never come back. 

Even if they are still somewhere you can reach, and somewhere you can see, you will feel it yourself, that they are just not there any more. The place where they usually stand will be a big void that feels so empty. The smile that is always warmly beaming at you will turn to a smile that is so polite, that it felt cold. 

Because we hurt the people we love the most and be hurt by the people we love the most. They had loved and accepted you the most as you are, so when they leave, it meant they had been hurt beyond any recovery. And because of that, no matter what you do after that, your relationship with that person will never return to the way it was. And so, you had lost them forever. 

I have always tried to remember this, and now, I hope I would be able to remind some of you guys who read this, ALWAYS appreciate those you have around you. Because once you lose them, the word "if only I" would only be empty words.

How to do it? Simple. Just think, if they die tomorrow (touch wood, Nauzubillah) what would be the things you wish you had told them, and what are the things that you would wish to do for them or with them. Then, SAY IT, DO IT. Because you won't get another chance. If you wait for tomorrow, and tomorrow never come, you will regret it. I promise you, you will. I know, I had been there.

Let's take a moment and appreciate those people who are worth for us to keep.

For my friends, family and all those people who had always stand by me through the best days and the worst days of my life, I thank you very much for being there. For those who had received the very worst from me and yet still loved me and accepted me for who I am, I'm sorry for those times I might have hurt you. And know that, from the bottom of my heart, I love you. And will always do. Thank You, for being you. :)

A small reminder to everyone from the Brat,


Monday, July 23, 2012

A Ramadhan Buffet Review: La Maison, Silka Maytower Hotel & Serviced Residences KL

Happy Ramadhan Everyone!! 

First and foremost, I would like to thank this lovely hotel for inviting me yet again to their Ramadhan Buffet food review. Last year I had been invited to their review, and I remember having such great time. You can read about it HERE

So here's how the hotel look like, if you are wondering which one is the hotel. Or you can check out their webpage HERE

This is how La Maison looks like

And so the food~~ Let's see what they have. This time round, I couldn't bring my sister so I brought the brother I never had, Mr. Rexs or better known as Aki Borneo. I love bringing him to events especially food review as he can eat all the things I couldn't and this guy is much more diligent in taking pictures than I am. heheh. So yeah, most (if not all) general picture here are taken by him :)

Disturbed by the sudden photo attempt. hehe
Okay, let's not waste time and go see what is on my plate on that day, shall we? This time round I am much more wise in maximizing the things I eat while not over-stuffing my self XD

Round 1

Food: Ayam Goreng Berempah, Ikan Keli Masak Berlada, Pajeri Nenas, Udang Masak Percik, Daging Salai Masak Lemak Cili Padi.

Verdict: Everyone seems to love the chicken. I do too, as well goes for the Ikan Keli. I am no fan of Ikan Keli, but I liked this. According to one food blogger, Ken, their Ikan Keli was scrumptious. The Prawn was also nice and the Meat (Daging Salai) is to die for! I had always loved Pajeri Nenas, and this one does not betray the expectation.

Round 2

Food: Rendang Ayam, Rendang Daging, Lemang, Serunding Ayam
Verdict: The Chicken Rendang was Ok. But the Meat Rendang is a bit too Salty. But I guess, when you pair it up with the Lemang, it is quite Ok. The Serunding was nice.

Round 3

Food: Asam Pedas Ikan
Verdict: It was D-E-L-I-C-I-O-U-S!! There were quite a few variety. There was Chicken, Prawn, Squid and Meat. But I went for the traditional one which was Fish. It is one of the best Asam Pedas I've eaten by far.

One of their Asam Pedas Variety

Round 4

Food: Desserts!!
Verdict: I especially love the fruit tart. Again I failed at taking down the names. But I remember loving it! The Bread Cake is a bit tasteless, but still not so bad. The Cinnamon Caramel was disastrous for me. I don't like how the cinnamon tastes and some other bloggers said that aside from the cinnamon taste, it was tasteless.

I would say the main dishes this round is just as DELICIOUS as it was last year, if not more. Definitely value for your money. Here, let me entice you with some foods that was there.

The mutton. Aki said it was good. (I don't eat mutton)

Main Dish

Side Dishes & Desserts
As always, food reviews are only as fun as the people you get to meet. I met up with some familiar faces that day. But I only manage to snap two photos of the people sitting at my table:

Mr. Ken (nice to meet ya!) and my favorite CleverMunkey, Mr. Henry Lee
And I collect these photo's from Ken's blog. Chek out his Food POI

Ms. Eunice (right?) 
Ms. Choulyin Tan

Us. hehe

Ramadan Buffet at Silka Maytower Hotel & Serviced Residences, Kuala LumpurDate: 21 July – 18 August 2012
Time: (Monday – Sunday) 6.30 pm – 10.30 pm
Price: RM75 ++ per person (Adult), and RM30 ++ per person (Child)
Offer: 50% discount for the first seven (7) days and last seven (7) days of the Ramadan month.

For tourists and guests eager to experience the true sense of Ramadan – the food, culture and shopping – Silka Maytower Hotel & Serviced Residences is offering a Ramadan Room Promotion from 21 July – 18 August 2012, with standard room rate of RM130.00++ per room night and deluxe room for an additional RM30.00 ++ both inclusiveve of Sahur meals for 2 persons.
For reservations, kindly contact: +603-2692 9298, or email:



Friday, July 20, 2012

How to treat dry & hydrated skin

Yes, I know. With the hot & humid weather we have in South East Asia, how are we going to avoid dry & dehydrated skin?


You ask me?

Honestly, I don't have the faintest of clue to that. Hey, I barely know how to use make-up remover and my cleanser can last me for (almost) forever. i can't even remember when was the last time I bought myself one. 

Moisturiser? Scrub? Serum? What is that? I absolutely have no idea which one is which and for what.

That's why once in a while, I rely on experts for skin treatment. Just so happen, as I was searching around for some treatment for my skin I came across the upcoming CRES 9th Anniversary Sale. They are having awesome discounts for their treatments!

The best thing is that, they are having a blogging contest!

Might I mention, I am soooo aiming for the Time-release AquaCell Yoga Visage. According to CRES,
"it is a high-performance treatment for dry and dehydrated skin which reinforces skin architecture to provide a complete and thorough solution for skin hydration. Skin is highly moisturised and last for days. The Yoga lymphatic drainage stimulates the effective absorption of the rich moisture infused. The osmotic regulating features and reinforced hydrolipidic layer provide a time-release mechanism for continuous moisturizing that last for days. Key benefits - replenishes, rebalances and retains skin."
I went to one of their treatments last year and it was aweeeesooome. I never felt my skin as refreshed! If you wanna check out what they can offer you, you can get an e-invitation to the anniversary open days through the application on the Facebook Page of Cres Wellness HERE All you have to is like their page :)

If you check their page, you will see some other promos and contests as well. So head HERE now!

I'll let you know how the treatment is once I've won this contest! Muahahahahaha~~

Sincerely Bratty,


Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Lovey Dovey Tuesday Tips: How to Make Unwanted Girls Stop Wanting You

Girls, Women, the female gender species are VERY persistent when it comes to love. Even when they say "I don't care anymore", their actions speaks the opposite. Even when they have decided to forget, all they really do is remember and reminisce. Basically, when it comes to the matters of heart, we're really stubborn.

girls are just too stubborn. source
Last time, I wrote about "How to Not Make Unwanted Girls Fall For You" but what if she has already fallen big time for you? What if she keeps on pestering you and hoping for you even when you have already clearly say "NO" to her? So this time, I'm gonna give you some tips on how to make them stop hoping for you. So here's "How to Make Unwanted Girls Stop Wanting You".

NOTE: These tips are for those who have difficulty being absolutely mean to someone. It will hurt her, but at least it won't scar for life.

#1 - Ignore her
Try to ignore her calls as much as you can. Don't reply to her messages. If you see her somewhere, don't go and say Hi to her. If she comes and say hi to you, find a reason to leave. Always create an excuse to excuse yourself. Even better, make it obvious. That way she might get the hint that she is un-welcomed.
#2 - Get a girl to answer your phone
If you just don't have anymore heart to ignore her calls, ask a girl to answer your phone for you. Tell her it's your friend. Or even better, your girlfriend (if you have the guts/heart to do so). During conversation, you can even ask the girl-friend to interrupt you - like asking you to be quick, etc. Cut the conversation short.

#3 - Talk about other girls with her.
If you can't avoid talking to her, tell her stories about that girl you have had your eyes on. Or some girl that you adore so much, or find special about. Make sure to sound sincere and even better excited when telling her the stories. Do it each time you talk with her. If you are chatting face to-face with her, point out some hot chick that passes by and tell her u find that chick hot/beautiful.

#4 - Bring a friend
When you have to meet her for whatever reason, always bring a friend along. If it's a guy, it's fine, if it's a girl, even better. Don't ask for permission, just bring. Family members doesn't count. It must be a friend. For more effect, bring a friend she doesn't know. If you bring a family member (siblings, cousin, etc) She might mistook it as a recognition instead - you bringing your closest family member to introduce to her.

#5 - Pay more attention to other girls
In a crowd (like reunion, gathering etc) she would probably try to single you out by standing/sitting close to you and try to engage conversations with you. If this happen, give your attention to some other girl *CAUTION make sure the other girl knows what you are doing or you might give her the wrong idea. If you didn't have time to warn other girl-friend, then move about and meet a lot of different girls, don't single them out. Or you can move about with a guy friend - it's safer.


#6 - Make yourself scarce
Don't be available to her. Make it difficult for her to see you or hear from you. Don't go to places you know she frequent. If you want to help her to get over you, you have to allow her some time away. The best way to forget someone is to actually not see them for awhile. So, try not to make it difficult for her.

#7 - Lie (from wiki-how)
I personally don't like people who lie. But in this case, it might help you. Lie to her, even better if she knows it. Like - "sorry, I have to help my mom" but then you 'accidentally' met her while you're meeting up with friends (or other girls). It would make you look bad, but it will also become a turn off for her. *Caution this can only be effective if you don't have mutual good friends. It's gonna be bad if the word spreads around and it destroy your chances with other girls.

#8 - Be ruthlessly honest
"You're annoying me, stop." or "I don't like you" or "You're ugly". If you think that's the truth, just tell her that. Don't be reserved and try to take care of her. (I like this more than #7.) Instead of lying, be extremely honest that it might make her feel hurt. Point out the things you don't like.

be blunt. source
#9 - Don't give her mix signal
Means don't be kind at one time and cruel the other. Be consistent. Don't try to lessen the effect by being nice. If u give her mixed signal, she'll choose to ignore the negative ones and only focus on the positive. You'll never get her off you that way - ever.

#10 - Say "I don't like you" rather than "I'm Not Ready"
If she's pressuring for a relationship, don't try to dodge it by saying "I'm not ready". When you put it that way, what she will understand (or hope) is that when you are ready, you will choose her - which rarely is the case. Better to straight out say "I don't like you" or "I have no feelings for you".
Too much? But that's the reality~

#11 - Get a girlfriend
Get a steady real girlfriend for yourself. Not just the one that you casually dating. If you have to, introduce this girlfriend to her. As long as you're single, and as long as you're just "mingling" around, she'll assume you're "open for public" and thinks she still has a chance. So, get yourself a girlfriend!!

I know, some of my suggestions might sound a bit cruel and ruthless to you. But, trust me. It's better this way. By being kind to her you are actually being even more cruel towards her. If you are being kind to her because you didn't want to lose a friend, then you are not being a friend at all. You are just selfish. Why? because all u think is about yourself, how u don't want to lose a friend, or how u don't want to be seen as the bad/cruel guy. You're not thinking what's the best for her. By being kind, you are simply stringing her along. She won't see anyone else but you, she won't open her heart to others. She'll keep on comparing other guys with you - and you'll win every time. In other words, you don't want her, but you still keep a leash on her. She won't be able to move on - That's the truth.

It's better to be ruthless~ Source

How do I know this? First and foremost, as bratty as I am, I'm still a girl. Second, I was in that "unwanted girls" shoe. Sometimes, it felt like I just wanted to let myself be stringed along by that guy because I liked it. But, then I started to hate myself - and that is where I drew the line. I can't be by someone's side when I hate myself this much. I have to start liking myself back, and in order to do that, I had to cut the strings. I was lucky cause during that time, the guy behaved in a way that made it easy for me - (some of the things I mentioned above). It was hard, it was hurtful, it felt cruel and at first it felt lonely, but as I gradually drifted away from him, I felt I was able to like myself again, I was happier, and I realized other things I wanted in life - other things I might not be able to achieve if I were to end up with him. So I didn't hate him. In fact I was thankful and grateful towards him. He was a good friend, and still is. We are still friends now, and perhaps will forever be.

Oh yeah, if you guys are trying to woo a girl, those up there are an ABSOLUTE NO-NO. If you do that, you can say goodbye to your chances with her.

That's all the tips I have for now. Hope it helps u. Take care~
The Brat,

Check out my previous related post HERE

Lovey Dovey Tuesday Tips: How to not make unwanted girls fall for you

Kinda weird that I suddenly pop out such topic huh? Yeah I felt weird too - so it's just perfect for my weird self. lols.

Anyway, what prompted me to write this was a question from a good guy-friend of mine. You see, he's not exactly a ladies man (well I wouldn't classify him as one) but he often finds himself in a situation where girls just couldn't help but fall for him. It's not a bad thing, really. But when you don't want that to happen, it is just kinda irritating and a bit of a nuisance. 

He told me that some of his friend told him that the way he treated girls are just a little bit "too much". He's a little too attentive, a little too helpful and well, u get the picture. So he asked me, "How do I not be that?" He says how can he not help when a friend asks for it? What he says makes total sense to me at that time, and I couldn't give him any helpful answer then since I don't really know how exactly he treat girls. But now, after getting to know him a bit more, and some other guys I was lucky (or unlucky) enough to cross path with, I can finally tell him and the rest of you guys "How to NOT make unwanted girls fall for you"

1st - DO NOT stare
do not stare, do not gaze, do not look at her intently. Girls always know when there's a guy looking at her, even without her looking. So when you are staring at her, trust me, she'll know. And she will think that you might be AT LEAST a weee bit interested in her. 

2nd - DO NOT compliment her
don't tell her she looks pretty, don't say she's cute or something she did is cute, don't say she's sweet, or great or wonderful. Just don't praise her. When you do, it makes her feel special, and that gives an impression that you see her as special. 

3rd - DO NOT notice the little things
Little things such as, new haircut, new dress, new shoes, new hair pin or new perfume DON'T EVER mention them even when you notice it. For a girl, if you notice the little things, means you are looking, means you care..

4th - DO NOT look interested
Don't put on a face that looks like you are interested in what she was saying. When you seemed like you are listening to her, she'll keep on talking, and when you keep on listening, she'll start to think that you care. 

5th - DO NOT sacrifice your plans for her
If you already have a prearranged plan, don't cancel it for her. Tell her up front that you had already have something else planned and that you couldn't make it. 

6th - DO NOT share personal stories or secret
Try to keep conversations on a surface level. Don't share your secret or personal details with her. and especially, DO NOT confide your problems to her. The moment you do, she'll be either annoyed or hooked. If she's interested in you, she'll be hooked. If she's not, she'll be annoyed. Wanna try and take the risk? 

Don't share secrets!! Source
7th - DO NOT listen to her too much
Don't listen to her telling you how good or bad her day was, don't listen to her talking about her problems, don't listen to her talking about her boy problems. Seriously, she has girl-friends for that. If she search you instead, what do you think it is for? MAYBE she just wants a guy's insight, so, you can sometimes listen to her. But not always, NEVER always. 

8th - DO NOT be too much of a gentleman.
Don't hold the door for her, don't carry everything for her, don't pick food for her, don't pay for her food, don't pick her up unless u REALLY have to. Just don't do it. We're in 2011 and going forward now, girls can do all that by herself, and as a friend, no one would care if you don't do that for her. However, when you do, it will look special. 

9th - DO NOT remember too much
Don't remember every other special day, don't remember the little things she said or did, don't remember what she wore don't remember where you met and what you talked about and if you can't help it, then DON'T mention it to her. Keep it to yourself. 

10th - DO NOT show off too much.
If you got talent, like playing guitar or other musical instruments, or if you're good at soccer, or if you can do tripple somersoult or air flare, try not to show it off PERSONALLY just for her. Girls tend to fall for guys with skills. Seriously, it is kinda hard to resist. hehe

11th - DO NOT use fond nicknames
Dear, sweetie, sayang, darling, love, honey and the like are strict NO-NO. Eventhough you meant nothing or you think it meant nothing, just don't use it to address her. PLEASE. I dunno how many girls I've known who got tripped by these words. I almost wished it didn't exist (almost, okay!!)

12th - DO NOT go through too much trouble.
It's okay if you go through trouble for a friend once in a while, but make it LESS THAN OFTEN. If it's too much trouble, sometimes, you just got to learn to turn her down. Girls tend to see guys who go through trouble for her as a sure sign of attraction. So BE CAREFUL.

13th - DO NOT give or share with her anything
Key chain, momentos, birthday present, congrats present, thank you present. In special events, words will be enough. Do NOT share your food, your drinks, your things, if you don't really have too. If you are trying to save or on a diet, make sure she realize the fact.

14th - DO NOT joke about relationship
Don't even in jokes mention things like having her as gf, or saying she's special girl to u, or anything that sounds like you are willing to have a relationship with her. Seriously, if you are not at all interested, it is like you are signing off your death penalty yourselves. At some point or another, it would cross her mind that you are giving her a hint. So guys, don't joke about it, please.

15th - DO NOT care too much
Is she ok? Is she sick? Is she sad? Why does she look so down? Have she eaten? Does she need a drink? Try not to bother yourself with those questions. Try to be less attentive, try to not care too much about her well being. Believe me, it's easier.


16th - DO NOT always picking fights.
What's wrong with fights? It's a classic telltale that a guy likes you when they purposely constantly pick fights with you. Now, I know this isn't true, that it is just another myth that romance novel and comics conjure up (I have friends who pick fights because they genuinely can't stand the girl). But not all girls know this. Or even if they already suspected it, their friends who don't know the situation might persuade them differently. So try to avoid picking fights. Indifference is a MUCH better choice.

Okay, my brain is about to burst from too much thinking. I have squeezed out 16 NOT TO DOs for you guys. These are my suggestions. You better not do this things unless you are consciously flirting with a girl. 

If you notice, the DO NOT can easily be DO if you want to try to woo a girl. And it can also indicate if you are attracted to a girl at some level. If you are doing these things for a particular girl eventhough you didn't plan on flirting with her, try to think again the reasons. You might have actually fallen for her and didn't realize it!!! 

BUT if you are treating most girls this way, PLEASE try to stop. It will be headache for your girl, AND you would leave a lot of broken hearts who curse you endlessly along the way. 

It might look harmless, but it is the start of a disaster.
Brat signing off, 

Check out my next related post on this HERE

Monday, July 2, 2012

Strolling in Manhattan: Broadway Recital Series

Dear Readers (if anyone by chance read this),
It is with great pleasure that I, Nana the Brat invite you to the first, or many to come, Broadway Recital Series at Broadway Academy!!

Date: 8 July 2012, Sunday 

Time: 7.30pm – 8.30pm 

Venue: Studio 1, Broadway Academy (M) Sdn. Bhd, No 66-2 & 66-M, Jalan PJU 5/21, Pusat Perdagangan Kota Damansara, 47810 Petaling Jaya, Selangor. 

Entrance fee: Free for those who register. 

This recital will feature upcoming and fresh new talents who will showcase their ability in a one-hour show singing various Broadway repertoire from various Broadway Musicals. 

This would surely be an interesting evening and you would be among the first to witness the rise of young, new and inspiring stars. 

Everyone and anyone is welcome to come. However, the space is limited! So you'll have to book a spot quick! Free entrance to anyone who calls in at 03-61422601 or email their details (name, phone number and email address) to register.

For Bloggers, I manage to "wrestle" a deal for you. They will reserve 10 spots for bloggers to come with their guest (s). And if you are lucky, I might be able to throw in some exclusive goodies for you! 

You'll have to email me at NOW before 5th July 2012. 




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