Today marks the 17th year of Formula One in Malaysia, with the teams and cars travelling from Melbourne to Kuala Lumpur for the second leg of F1 season. Yesterday I welcomed the 17th year of Formula 1 in Malaysia at the Petronas Malaysia Grand Prix Gala 2015 where the teams principles, drivers, and members of several royal families were the guests of honour.
I must have been a real saint in my past life judging by all the good karma that comes my way, or at least the serendipity I’m blessed with in the way of being gifted the objects I desire. Such was the case with Jumbo (my SUV) and both my new iPhone 6s (one for London and one for Kuala Lumpur), and so it is with the camera I was lusting over - the Olympus Pen E-PL7.
March 25, 2015
I must have been a real saint in my past life judging by all the good karma that comes my way, or at least the serendipity I’m bless...
If you were in K.L on Saturday evening you’d have been dazzled by the incredible fireworks display in the city centre, right beside Suria KLCC and the Petronas Twin Towers. You may had also noticed a light show coming from Malaysia’s largest projection screen above the W Hotel, on the site of the soon-to-be Tropicana The Residences. As pedestrians looked up in awe at this stunning pyrotechnic display, myself and a select guests witnessed this spectacle from above - 57 floors up to be exact - at the Global Launch of The Residences by Tropicana.
March 23, 2015
If you were in K.L on Saturday evening you’d have been dazzled by the incredible fireworks display in the city centre, right beside Su...
My blog has been described as 'the bridge between Kuala Lumpur and London' by insiders in various industries who celebrate the burgeoning talent of Malaysia's keenest while lamenting the inevitable brain drain when said talent leaves the country to seek their fortunes elsewhere. Like many privileged youth of my generation I've enjoyed a foreign education, but the difference is that after my studies I stayed on in London for nearly a decade. Yet I've still kept my ties to Malaysia - I have loving, supportive family and friends there; I get work offers from keen clients in K.L; and even Posh, Broke, & Bored is represented in the UK by Asia Pacific's First Blog Advertising Community which was founded by a Singaporean and, you guessed it, a Malaysian.
March 19, 2015
None of that vague 'use natural light and let your shining personality do the rest, hehe!' faffle - when I do tips, I do them...
Yesterday evening I had dinner with a hashtag of bloggers* - Tweet & Eat, round 2 - at that foodie favourite Ceru in Fitzvoria when the topic of Bloglovin came up. Bloglovin is a contentious subject - widely used in Europe and USA, not used at all in Asia - and its usefulness is debatable depending on who you ask. I myself just joined Bloglovin, come say hi! and I'm resolutely, absolutely, addicted to it. Bloglovin, together with Pinterest and Tumblr, is part of my daily pre-bedtime and post-wakeup reading routine - I can't go to sleep nor get out of bed without scrolling through my feed for new posts from blogs I follow, and discovering new posts then saving them to read for later. I've discovered a wealth of fascinating, informative, and downright beautiful blogs thanks to my chronic Bloglovin habit and I thought, it's only fair that I share with you the blog posts that have made me smile this week!
Yesterday I spent a very pleasant Sicilian Evening at Evoluzione, the beautifully airy Fornasetti-wallpapered restaurant in South Kensington's boutique Hotel Xenia. This Sicilian Evening was one of Italian culinary expertise, with show-cooking and a pastry demonstration to accompany a Sicilian taster menu by Michelin-starred Chef Pietro D’Agostino.
March 12, 2015
Yesterday I spent a very pleasant Sicilian Evening at Evoluzione , the beautifully airy Fornasetti-wallpapered restaurant in South Ken...
I'm a huge fan of Louis Vuitton and especially their collaboration collections. I've shown you my piece from their Christian Louboutin collaboration and one of my handbags from the Yayoi Kusama collection, and on Monday I blogged about my other Yayoi Kusama handbag which I dubbed 'The Ladybird' for its delightful yellow polka-dotted body. Since my last What's In My Handbag post I've updated the contents of my purse with some lovely floral additions for Spring, so I thought I'd do another handbag post and introduce you properly to Ladybird.
March 11, 2015
I'm a huge fan of Louis Vuitton and especially their collaboration collections. I've shown you my piece from their Christian...
You’d have to move heaven and earth to get me to the gym on a Sunday evening - my stance on fitness is famously ‘I’m addicted to endorphins but I’m allergic to exercise, so chocolate it is’ - but the ClassPass London launch did just that. And so I peeled myself off my deliciously squashy sofa (and let the Jasiminne-shaped indent convex itself) and headed down to Barry’s Bootcamp in King’s Cross to celebrate the launch of fitness start up, Class Pass, in London.
Baby, I'm a millionaire - or at least I have a million hairs. You know it. Of the many things anyone could envy me for ie. my talent for being able to sleep anywhere, anytime, yet wake up exactly a minute (or two stops away) before I arrive at my destination; my one most coveted asset is that abundant cluster of keratin that sprouts from the scalp of my delightfully dense head.
|I've got my eye on you, Tropicana Residences...more on that in a bit.|
March 07, 2015
I've got my eye on you, Tropicana Residences...more on that in a bit. Please accept my apologies for my radio silence. I've ha...
Hotels are my ultimate respite from the grind, chaos, and reality of daily life. There's something ever so soothing about being in a space that's not cluttered with your personal belongings - it allows you to escape your head space and rediscover yourself piece-by-piece (or in my case one carelessly dropped sock on the floor at a time). If I'm an iPhone, then staying in a hotel is like restoring myself to default factory settings. I'm sure many busy urbanites like myself agree that taking the time to go on holidays is an essential luxury to regenerate oneself - if you don't press pause every so often, you're going to burn out. So yes, holidays are important. While my idea of a good holiday is one where I'm always on my feet, exploring every corner of a city until its lights are off for the night then collapsing into bed just to recharge; sometimes I want to spend just a little more time in the hotel and enjoy 'me time'. For this purpose, I'm going to share with you my three favourite hotels of 2014* that I had the pleasure of calling both my base for exploring my surroundings and also my base for rejuvenating my mind, body, and soul.
* The Year Of The Horse (what? I'm Chinese) : 31 January 2014 - 19 February 2015
I'm a huge fan of Louis Vuitton (how could I not be when they spoil me with gifts and parties?) especially their artist collaborations which not only makes their handbags even more collectible but also distinguishes their limited editions from their basic monogrammed bags. Every special edition this illustrious French luggage label designs is presented ahead of its release in Kuala Lumpur to mummy for her consideration (as Louis Vuitton in K.L only import small numbers of each design for exclusivity reasons). When the Louis Vuitton x Christian Louboutin collaboration was announced, mummy ordered the shopping tote for our collection. It was only when I got back to K.L in February that I got to finally see our new baby in person, which I'm thrilled to show you together with some of my latest acquisitions, in a What's In My Handbag post...!
March 01, 2015
I'm a huge fan of Louis Vuitton (how could I not be when they spoil me with gifts and parties ?) especially their artist collabor...