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The Halal Guys, New York City

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This post was first published on May 6, 2016 on one of my older blogs. Decided to repost it here at Her Little Guilty Pleasures due to reasons that I mentioned in this post . ********************* I think I'm going to start updating about my trip to NYC soon but I'm not really sure how soon is soon. hehe! Have to go over thousands of pictures which half of them are most probably my selfies. We'll see. Update in 2018: Apparently soon in not soon enough as I have yet to update anything about NYC even in 2018. Anyway, when I was in NYC, I managed to go and eat The Halal Guys twice. I tried the Halal Guys for the first time after I was done with my visit to Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) and then I ate it again before I went to EXO Planet #2 - The EXO'luXion in New York. Honestly, I was intrigued to try The Halal Guys because of the hype. I kept reading that The Halal Guys is so good, yadda yadda. Even my senior recommended The Halal Guys to me despite k

Lake Minnewanka

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Lake Minnewanka May 27, 2018 11:12 AM Went to Lake Minnewanka yesterday to ride a cruise as it was Locals' Appreciation Day. I'm very happy to say that it was a quite good decision on my part. The ride was informative and entertaining and the view was to die for! I will definitely try my best to come back and explore the walking trails around the Lake Minnewanka in the next few weeks, insya Allah.

Moraine Lake for the Second Time

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Moraine Lake May 24, 2018 8:12 PM Went for another tour yesterday. Again, I'm not sure if I'm going to talk about it on my blog but let's just say that I was super happy that I decided to join the tour despite having to work later that night. & Alhamdulillah, I finally managed to hike the rockpile to get the best view of the Moraine Lake. It was amazingly stunning but this poor picture definitely did not do the justice for the greatness that is Moraine Lake. I'm so gonna try my best to come back to the Moraine Lake this summer so that I can catch it at its prettiest.

The Current "IT" App for Instagram Stories

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Hello earthlings! I have been receiving a lot of DMs and Whatsapp messages asking about the app that I use for my Instagram stories. I think I have replied to all of them but I'm just putting it here for others' references in the future. And you know, just in case I forgot to reply to anymore DMs and messages after this because we live in different time zones. Malaysians, I'm 14 hours behind than you all. So, please understand my siput or non-existent replies? :) Anyway, in case you are not aware, I'm on Instagram; @happilyfarah  Do follow me, urm, to see Canada from my lens (while I'm still in Canada?) and maybe some random pictures?  #shamelesspromotion A compilation of my Instagram Stories Without further ado, let me tell you the name of the app. It's called Unfold . I believe the app is available on both iOS and Android though people have this misconception that this app is only available for iOS users. So, Android users, no need to fee

Horseback Riding at Jasper Park Stables

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This post was first published on August 15, 2015 on one of my older blogs. Decided to repost it here at Her Little Guilty Pleasures due to reasons that I mentioned in this post . ********************* Giddy up! Giddy up! I went for horseback riding three Fridays ago! Wohoooooo! Alhamdulillah, it was such an amazing experience for me. I did not plan to go for horseback riding but Kelly, my colleague causally invited me to join her which I obviously said yes :) It was my first time going for a horseback riding in Canada. And I totally loved every bits of the experience. I did not know what to expect and how to control a horse, but alhamdulillah everything went surprisingly well. Horses... and more horses. We went for the Cowboy Up ride which was an hour and 1/4 ride. It was the cheapest ride that we can get (yes, we are cheapskates!) and it was suitable for us who have little or no experience with horse. It was actually very easy to control horses

Ramadan Sale @sparklingstardust_

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Instagram: @sparklingstardust_ Caraousell:  sparklingstardust_ Calling all cute socks lovers! My sisters and I are pleased to announce that we will be having a Ramadan Sale throughout the whole Ramadan. All the socks are priced at MYR 8/pair instead of MYR 10/pair (normal price). So, grab your mum, your sisters, your daughters, your relatives, your acquaintances, or anyone (really) and buy few pairs of socks from us! 29 designs to choose from! MYR 8/pair *while stocks last* Thank you so much! :)

Ice Explorer

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Athabasca Glacier May 17, 2018 2:02 PM Went for 11 hours tour yesterday. I'm not sure if I'm going to talk about it on this blog or not. but it was definitely one of the highlights of my week. Additionally, I was reminded to the times that I spent with my parents here, at the Athabasca Glacier, two years ago. It was their first time seeing and touching snow, and stepping on a glacier (mine as well). Their excitement and joyful laughs and smiles are still vivid and well-engraved in my memories. I guess Athabasca Glacier is more than just a glacier for me? :)

Hiking the Tunnel Mountain

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I hiked the Tunnel Mountain with an inspiring lady of the same age as me (let's call her Z, from now on) on May 14, 2018. It was kinda a last minute plan after I met her. Initially, I wanted to hike the Tunnel Mountain alone on May 15, 2018, but alhamdulillah, Allah had a better plan for me. It was my first hike after living in Banff National Park for 9 months, so I was super excited about it! Hey, elk! The Tunnel Mountain trail is considered as an easy hike as it's a switchback trail for most of the parts. The elevation gains is 300m while the average estimated return hike is around 2-3 hours depending on your fitness. We both took about 2 hours-ish to complete the trail. Honestly, it can be shorter than that, but I got cramps on my legs few times when we're on our way up to the summit. We had to stop few times, hence, the longer time. I felt guilty towards Z but thankfully, she was very understanding. Reminder for myself: Please warm up and do stretching e

My Songs of May 2018

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Decided to post my songs of the month earlier than usual (I usually post them on the 27th of each month) as it's gonna be Ramadan soon and I want to avoid posting anything related to entertainment in Ramadan. As of May 13, my May was all about excitement. I was excited to go home, I was excited to observing Ramadan in Canada once again, and I was excited to go for number of tours. & I was definitely excited that I got to discover these songs. These songs have been sitting in my iTunes  for about 3 months to 1 year with ZERO play count until I put my playlist on shuffle. Thank you dear self for putting your playlist on shuffle! :) 10cm (십센치) & Soran (소란)  - I See You / Look At You (너를 보네) Soran (소란) - Because We Fall In Love (연애 같은 걸 하니까) MeloMance (멜로망스) - A Day Not Too Far Ahead (아주 멀지 않은 날에)

Canoeing at Lac Beauvert

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This post was written on September 25, 2015 but never get to be published on my older blog because I had other more interesting posts back then, I think? ********************* Amanda and I decided to go for canoeing on our very last day in Jasper. I was glad that we decided to go canoeing despite the crappy weather. It was the best way to end our summer together :) Canoeing together was possible thanks to Amanda as she won 1 hour boat rental from her department. Both of us were reluctant to go for canoeing at first as we don't know how to swim. Yes, there are safety jackets but we can't help to think about every bad situation that may happen. Macam mana kalau bot terbalik? Macam mana kalau macam tu? Macam mana kalau macam ni? Paranoid much, eh? Dia punya takut tu sampat tak bawa DSLR or phone. Saya cuma bawa waterproof camera je. The attendant at the boat house suggested canoeing to us because according to her, canoeing is easier than kayaking. Sangat sesu

Public Instagram Account VS Private Instagram Account

Okay, I'm going to sound so poyo or perasan but I just have to address this matter :( Hello everyone! This is just a PSA that I do not and will not approve strangers and fellow new bloggers on my private Instagram account. I'm so sorry about this but this is where my public Instagram account comes in. If you know me from Her Little Guilty Pleasures, you are more than welcome to follow my public Instagram account; @happilyfarah  :) & Just to clarify few things. This is not me being sombong or pilih bulu or anything like that. Yes, I did approve some of the bloggers on my private Instagram account but that is because they have been with me, reading my blogs since 3-6 years ago. Or to be exact, I've been reading their blogs since 3-6 years ago that I'm comfortable enough to let them in my not-so-private space. I can assure you that you will not miss anything by not following my private Instagram account. I personally think I update my public Instag

#FirstImpression: Suits (슈츠) (2018)

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Snippet of the drama (From AsianWiki ) I think this is a bad synopsis of the drama but oh well, you know me. I'm lazy to write my own. Choi Kang Seok (Jang Dong Gun) is a legendary lawyer at the top law firm in South Korea. He has charisma and an attractive appearance. He hires Go Yeon Woo (Park Hyung Sik) as a rookie lawyer for the law firm. Go Yeon Woo has excellent memory. Credit: Here My first impression Firstly, I have to mention that I'm such a huuuuuuuge fan of the original Suits though I only watched the show until season 5. lol! The original Suits and I had this special connection as it helped me to get through my Business Law class when I was in my 4th year of university.  So, I was a lil bit skeptical when I read that Koreans will make a remake of Suits. I had dozens of questions running in my head. Will it be as good and entertaining as the original? Will they cast a perfect Harvey Specter and Mike Ross? How are they going to Koreanized the sc

That One Time I Met a Geek in Real Life

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This post was originally written on August 19, 2015 . However, I met this guy circa 2013? I guess this what happened when you browsed through all your pictures? They brought back all the memories, no? :) ************************* If you know me in real life, you probably know that I have always loved geeks and nerds in general. I find them very interesting. While this might sound childish, I used to dream to have a nerdy or geeky boyfriend before. However, I think I no longer feel the same way! It all changed after I met a geek at an event. I am forever thankful for this chance of meeting this guy. He made me realize that I will never fully understand geeks, so to speak. He also made me realize that I will never be a good friend to geeks, according to my friendship standards. No, he did not do anything wrong. And I like to believe that I did not do anything wrong too. We just had a hard time understanding each other. This was one of the many times that I was reminded the im

So Blue. So Bright. So Happy.

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Cascade Mountain from the downtown May 2, 2018 2:02 PM I can feel that summer is approaching! What is spring anyway at the Rockies? 😜 I better get myself prepared to enjoy the beautiful weather (hopefully!) and spend more time outdoor in the next few weeks as I will not get to spend full summer here. So, hello there, sun kissed skin?