Last weekend, I travelled to Ipoh.
Malaysia has those 3 UNESCO World Heritage sites/towns which preserves colonial buildings and celebrates art. First, I went to Penang (several times in fact), as many readers of this blog would know, and fell in love with it. Then, I challenged myself to have a one-day trip to Melaka with my significant other, did it; it was amazing. Finally, I was able to complete the list by going to Ipoh on the 17th November this year.
I just love those kinds of places. They connect me to my… roots: art.
I’d thus like to share some of the beautiful art I’ve seen there. You’ll immediately understand what I’m talking about. So here it is, the art gallery of Ipoh town:
Yep, just a short post for today. Hopefully, I’ll be able to post more on this blog now that holidays are here!
An Evil Nymph.
It was this Friday July 17th that marked my one-year anniversary with Malaysia. Yes, I have been living in Malaysia, as an undergraduate student, for more than a year now. Not once did I go back to my home country, Mauritius.
How does it feel?
Someone told me that I would change after having stayed abroad for so long. Someone else added that while I would change, the people back in my country, my family, would not, which will give off a weird feeling if I go back one day. Today, I can say I completely agree. I’ve changed, no, I’ve grown.
Not literally obviously.
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I’m on my last week of exams and I’m able to squeeze in some time to finally announce that I ended up eating all of my Japanese snacks! Therefore, here’s PART 2 of ‘Discovering Japanese snacks!’, which involved buying lots of Japanese sweets and try them out, because eating has become one of my dominant hobbies here in Malaysia. 😉
If you haven’t read Part 1 and want to go through it before scrolling through this post, click HERE to have a look!
Here we go for my mini reviews of the last 4 Japanese snacks:
1. Lotte Koalas March Cookies
Classic Japanese’s definition of cookies, filled with mouth-melting chocolate. This definitely reminded me of my childhood favourite: Hello Panda! I love how the cookie part was crunchy and actually quite easy to break due to its surprising thinness, but without being too soft. It was cooked just right. The chocolate was as enjoyable as one would on biting on any Hello Panda cookie.
Continue reading “Discovering Japanese Snacks! (Part 2)”
It might be because the NBC series Hannibal has started, that makes me want to indulge in exclusive fancy/expensive foods (last year was berries). (Because Japanese foods are pricey in Malaysia T.T except the Daiso quality ones haha).
It might also be because I want to explore another dominant aspect of Japanese culture, knowing that I’m still especially completely in love with Japanese food, and the fact that the more I dived into the semester, the less time and thought I put into cooking, so I only ended up repeating the same easy recipes I had learnt (busy and heavy university life, guys).
Anyway, on one evening, about one hour before the shops would close, I had a crazy Japanese snacks shopping spree!
(If you are on a budget, like me actually oops, don’t do this at home, unless you’re in Japan, I guess? Or unless you don’t mind spending your savings on food.)
Oh I bought all of this just in time for the exams period 🙂
The stores I went to were the famously Japanese shop, Shojikiya, and the typical AEON supermarket.
By the time this post is going to be published, I would have tried all of them and therefore, now, I am going to review every one of them down below!
Continue reading “Discovering Japanese Snacks! (Part 1)”
I know, don’t throw tomatoes at me. I haven’t been blogging at all since this uni semester started. Ironically, today is the last day of my one-week mid-sem break and it is only today that I finally decided to write here again! Don’t worry I am not quitting blogging; it’s just that my schedule has become very… unstable.
I was going through my old notes last night and I saw this excerpt from one of my Instagram #100happydays challenge image caption that I had written offline because Instagram had shut down at that time:
Have some of us become so pathetic that they can’t live without social media? Are we that desperately dependent upon sharing on the net? Is this what’s truly life?
I suddenly am even more impatient to start university. Or else people will have to literally rip my face off the screen.
This was written about one year ago. Now here am I, neglecting all my online social networks, except for Instagram I’d say but Instagram has become more like a supplement to life, not a dominant platform, while I’m completely immersed in a busy real kind of a life.
Half a semester has passed already and I feel that I’ve done so much! That’s because I’m…
1. In the Performing Arts Club!
Especially as a committee member, I’ve a lot to do and tons to enjoy 🙂
General meeting on Mondays, committee meetings on Tuesday, after meeting dinners and paperwork: yes very busy, but at least in something I love!
Continue reading “The Busy Life of An Evil Nymph”
Yep, temple hopping, a new expression I just made up. And yep, that’s mostly what I did for the first days of my 3-nights trip to Penang.
On the first day of our arrival, it was already late afternoon, and it was too bad that temples close quite early. But well, I could still take in the beautiful elaborated temple roofs and temple wall paintings all around Georgetown…
Yet, as the darkness of the night was closing in, an unexpected pleasant surprise awaited us at the end of the jetties…
Continue reading “TEMPLE HOPPING | Travelling in Penang”
OMG I haven’t posted on this blog for so long!
And I have so much I want to share.
HAPPY CHINESE NEW YEAR 2015!!!
Goddess of Mercy temple in Georgetown, Penang
I actually just came from a backpacking trip in Penang, while recently falling in love with Japanese food and culture, and I’m now in full Chinese New Year mode since I arrived home in Selangor yesterday. Then, today, for the big day I kind of continued my backpacker experience by going to the heart of Kuala Lumpur to watch acrobatic lion dances from mall to mall.
Now, I get to have some rest!
Posts about everything will be up soon.
Enjoy the new year!
An Evil Nymph.
Okay, I have not been blogging for almost two months!
But I’m not dead. I’m still here!
I have also barely been on my Twitter and my YouTube. I kind of update my Instagram from time to time but it’s not like before anymore. My Facebook is the most active I believe because whatever happens in university is posted on Facebook.
And university life just took hold on me completely.
It’s not only about assignments and class tests and upcoming exams and putting my studies first, but also greatly about other activities I’ve been intensely involved with, like the Performing Arts club in school, and also travelling around, going to a music gig, tasting everything everywhere, hanging out with my new friends, dreaming about the opportunities here…
My life has never been so filled. Because for the first time ever since I discovered online communities in 2010, I’ve neglected this online life of mine, no, I’ve forgotten about it! That’s what being an international university student did to me. I have never felt more real and passionate; I have never felt so close to my dreams.
I feel so happy to be here.
I will be blogging from time to time to keep you updated 😛
About my YouTube channel though… I have no idea what it’s becoming XD
Anyway, have a great week everyone!
And don’t forget to LIVE!!!
An Evil Nymph.
So I’m currently in a phase where I’m craving for Japanese stuff… mainly, food stuff.
I believe it all started with a Japanese restaurant called M.O.F in which I bought a dish called ‘Shiro Maguro Shogayaki Jyu’. Yeah, whatever that means, it was delicious!
Then, I also noticed that lately I’ve been fond of Japanese authors, especially because each of the few books I read that was translated from Japanese always brought me into a weird but beautifully poetic story.
And I’m reading Murakami at the moment, the famous 1Q84!
And with that, I’m using a manga-styled bookmark!
Continue reading “Sayonara! I’m Turning Japanese!”
So An Evil Nymph’s blog turned 3 on the 1st August… and I totally missed it! I mean, I knew I knew it but on the very day I just forgot about it! I can’t believe it!
I guess I’m getting pretty occupied by my studies 😛 I even forgot to share my very first video in Malaysia here with you… So here it is, one week later:
Anyway, to get back to the subject… I’ve been blogging for 3 years already! Wow! And so much has happened in those years! New hobbies arise every time… and this time, a new living environment for me as well.
I actually had to go to my school’s organized Kuala Lumpur tour for the international students on Saturday so I also guess that I was so excited about that the day before that I forgot about the anniversary xP But to compensate, here are a few photos of the beautiful country I now am in:
Continue reading “I Missed My Blog’s 3rd Anniversary!!!”
Hey everyone!!! If you were wondering, no my Malaysian plane didn’t crash!
I just took my time to settle and adapt to the new environment… and finish all the paperwork concerning the fact that I’m an international student.
And now I’m free until Wednesday! (when classes will started)
So, the last time I was in Malaysia, I was there as a tourist, but upon arriving last week I realised that being a tourist and being a temporary resident are entirely different! Obviously, the latter is the hardest one. Thus, instead of 10 Awesome Things I did in Malaysia (my 2 year old post), here’s a more balanced post about things I love but also things I actually don’t like at all here (yes I was so stunned that such a list could even exist for Malaysia!).
Since I like to be optimistic, I’ll start with the ‘bad news’ first 😉
WHAT I HATE ABOUT LIVING IN MALAYSIA
1. THE CLIMATE!
It is way too hot and way too dry, and if you are easily dehydrated like me… it will be really hard to adapt to that suffocating air that I have to breathe everyday when I’m not in an air-conditioned room. I actually had a lot of difficulty breathing properly for the first few days (with some level of dizziness as well) and it scared me, because I thought I would never be able to go out, eat out in the streets where everything is cheaper (which is awesome for a student like me with a budget) and better in taste (if you love local food like me)! However after one week… I feel much better (no more respiratory problems so far) and I think in one month I’ll be even more at ease going outside.
Tip: drink a lot of water!!! And I also leave my window open especially at night to let air flow in and out… (unfortunately my air-con usage is limited where I live at the moment so…)
Continue reading “What I Hate/Love About Living In Malaysia”
So I’m flying to Malaysia today! For those of you who have been following this blog for a loooong time… you surely remember that in April 2012 I went to Malaysia as well… and wrote this crazy post about 10 Awesome Things I did in Malaysia! LOL
And I realise that, since I created this blog, all the foreign countries I travel to are… well it’s only and always Malaysia!
Wow I was so different! I mean… my hairstyle changed drastically in 2 years!
So I’m going back again… but this time for a different purpose: not for holidays but for STUDIES! Yay! Psychology and writing and film and more arts… It’s so exciting! My degree will last for three years but I may occasionally come back to my home country (Mauritius) during school holidays 🙂
Anyway this means that the next time you’ll see a post on this blog, I will be in my campus room in Malaysia!
Of course, I’ll tell you everything about everything 😉
And while you’re patiently waiting to hear my news… here’s my newest and the last vlog filmed in my country:
So I’ll post any updates as soon as I can 😉 And if you want you can also find me on Twitter and Instagram!
An Evil Nymph.
This week’s photo challenge theme is escape, which is a word that can strike every one of us in various different ways, in terms of feelings, images…
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Many teens have the secret dream of becoming a famous writer just like for example J.K. Rowling.
But most of them end up burying this dream deep into the dirt long before they reach adulthood and when they are past this age, becoming a writer was just like saying I wish to become a Hollywood celebrity or marry a Royal family. These of course can happen, but it happens only to 1 in a million of people.
But why do people assume that the 1 in a million can’t be YOU?
If we get discouraged and slowly build a lack of faith especially in teenage years, obviously, we won’t likely reach the dream… 100% determination and independent voice are what we need.
If we go back to our childhood, we notice that parents and relatives constantly asked us what we wanted to do when we grew up. We mainly said things like ‘pop star’ but as years passed we began to think of the possibility of achieving this job and we thought, well ‘teacher’ or ‘doctor’ is more reasonable… and approved by the others.
Continue reading “Aspiring Young Writers: This is a Message for You.”