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My Songs of February 2019

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February was all about me lamenting the fact that I overspent my money eating outside ㅠㅠ I  know shouldn't do that because I need to save as much as I can as I intend to travel to few places in Canada before going back for good. It was also a month where I felt like watching anything Chinese or Taiwanese. As such, I rewatched Down with Love for umpteenth times. I'm also currently watching a Taiwanese drama called Refresh Man. Not sure if I'll get to finish the whole show though because I'm actually not in a mood of watching dramas. Sweet Sorrow (스윗소로우) and I-don't-know-the-rest-of-them - Wildflower (야생화) Original song by Park Hyo Shin (박효신) Everyone who's been reading this blog should know by now that I'm obsessed with Sweet Sorrow. I'm so happy to find this a cappella rendition of Wild Flower by them though we are now missing Sung Jin Hwan's soothing voice. It brought back all the memories of their concerts that I attended in 2017. Th

School Trip to CN Tower

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I never update about this trip but this was my first school trip in Canada and this was six years ago? In reality, we had a chance to roam around the downtown Toronto as well on this trip but am not gonna talk about that. Anyway, I still remember how excited we were when we first saw all the high rise buildings and CN Tower. I guess it was bound to happen because that was our first time going to a major city in Canada. In Guelph, you can't really see tall buildings. Also, Guelph is such a laid back, serene, and relaxing city that even traffic jam in Toronto made us go, "Woah!" I have a confession to make. I have never been to KL Tower or Petronas Twin Towers before, so CN Tower was my first iconic tower that I've been to in my life ^^"" In fact, I had so many firsts in Canada but let's leave it here for now. We didn't spend too much time here. Maybe about 2 hours? We spent the whole time taking a lot of pictures and

School Trip to Niagara Falls, Ontario

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This post was published on January 30, 2016   (as a repost entry)   on one of my older blogs. Decided to repost it (again!) here at Her Little Guilty Pleasures due to reasons that I mentioned in  this post . ************************* Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada Ini merupakan kali kedua saya menjejakkan kaki ke Niagara Falls, Ontario. Masa pertama kali pergi (December 4, 2013) tu, tak nampak apa pun sebab snow sangat tebal. Buat sesiapa yang pernah baca pengalaman pertama saya, ingat lagi kisah sadis itu? ㅠㅠ Read: Niagara Falls for the First Time Kali kedua saya pergi (September 6, 2014) ni, alhamdulillah, happy sangat-sangat! Walaupun cuaca tak berapa cantik, sepanjang hari mendung, bila nak balik baru matahari nak keluar, kira okay la dari pengalaman pertama saya tu. American Falls and Bridal Veils Falls Kali ni saya pergi, alhamdulillah, nampak air terjunnya dengan jelas. Cuma bila tangkap gambar je tak berapa nak jelas. Almaklumlah orang tak

Fun Times at Jasper SkyTram

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I just realized that I have never updated about my experience at Jasper SkyTram though I probably had uploaded dozens of pictures that I took when I was there. So, here's one for memories :) I went to the Jasper SkyTram with my senior, A who came to visit my senior, M. It was an impromptu decision as M was the one who's supposed to go to the Japser SkyTram with A but she had to work on that day. So, I stepped in as her replacement because that's what good hosts do. We don't leave our guests alone :p Anyway, off we went to the Jasper SkyTram on that day. I don't remember how much we paid for the tickets because this was five years ago, but we did get local discounts. The weather was not at the best that day but we just had to suck it up because that was the only day that A was free. Tip: Dress for the weather as this is Rockies that we're talking about. It was a 7-minute ride up to the Upper Station from the Lower Station and we gained about

Red Lobster, Times Square, New York City

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Red Lobster, Times Square, New York City This is where and when my obsession of lobster all started. I had a chance to taste the goodness that is lobster for the first time in my life when I went to the New York City three years ago. It was an impromptu decision to dine in at the Red Lobster, Times Square, New York City. It was all because I was starving when I was in the Times Square area and this restaurant was the closest restaurant to my location. So, off I went to have my late lunch/early dinner the restaurant. Complimentary Classic Caesar Salad and Cheddar Bay Biscuits Tip: You'll be served a complimentary salad of your choice and Cheddar Bay Biscuits. You are free to ask for more Cheddar Bay Biscuits, not sure about the salad though. However, please decline or ask for a smaller portion if you think you couldn't finish them to reduce food wastage. I'm not a big fan of salad but I loved the Classic Caesar Salad, It was quite fulfilling. Th

Rasa, New York City

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I learned about Rasa, New York City through my friend's Instagram post. He was in New York City few days before I flew to New York City myself. He sang such a high praise of everything that he ate at Rasa which really influenced me cause dude is a good cook and he rarely praise others' food. So, off I went to Rasa on my first day in New York City. I came here directly after checking in at my hostel. Didn't get to explore the area around Rasa because I was so tired and sleep-deprived but Rasa is located at the Greenwich Village, one of the hip places in New York City. It's also located near to the Washington Square Park and the ever famous New York University. PSA: Please don't forget to enjoy your time at the area before or after going to Rasa so that you'll not feel regret like me. I mean, I missed out visiting the ever famous NYU though I passed by one of the gates  ㅠㅠ It wasn't that busy when I came to Rasa because it was afte

Cinta Musim Panas aka Summer Love

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This post was first published on  December 4, 2014  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 . ************************* Cinta musim panas aka summer love Dulu, saya selalu tertanya-tanya kenapa mat salleh selalu buat lagu cinta atau drama cinta yang berkaitan dengan musim panas. Apa yang istimewanya musim panas ni? Kenapa selalunya (tak semua ya) orang yang ada cinta musim panas ni selalu tak kekal lama? Banyak lagi soalan lain yang selalu berlegar dalam kepala saya. FYI, curiosity saya memang selalu tentang benda-benda shallow macam ni atau benda-benda yang orang lain rasa childish dan apa-apa entah. Benda-benda serious kadang-kadang je saya teringin nak tahu. Rupa-rupanya cinta musim panas tak kekal lama sebab summer tu musim pertemuan dan perpisahan. It happens because usually in summer, students or anyone yang ada free time in summer will travel outside of their comfort zones

Reflection of My 1-Week Trip to New York City, USA

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After writing and publishing my Reflection Of My 1-Month Trip To South Korea , I feel like I should do one for my trip to New York City, USA. It is going to be shorter than South Korea ones because I spent less time here :) 1. Winter is REALLY not my season. I learned this fact since my first year in university that winter is not my season. I love snow, the fresh and clean ones for a matter of fact, but I don't like anything else that come with winter. The cold, shorter day, less daylight, cloudy and gloomy days? Uh uh, no thanks! And, travelling during winter means that I have to bring or wear my gloves, scarf, bulky winter jackets and boots. I had sore legs throughout my trip as I had to wear my heavy winter boots and walk a lot. Also, I was sad that I lost my gloves and scarf when I was there. I just bought that gloves and the scarf was a gift from my mom ㅠㅠ 2. New York City is not as bad as what I read. I have read a lot of bad stuff about New York City like how racist

How to Apply for a Canadian Visitor Visa for Malaysians (Online Application)

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I'm going to share how to apply for a Canadian visitor visa for Malaysians and my experience of applying Canadian visas in this post. Yes, it's visas because I've submitted four applications; two for myself and two for my parents. Soon, it'll be five because I'm currently in the middle of applying another Canadian visa, My experience may be outdated and a little bit different but I'll highlight few new and important things along the way. First thing first, Canadian visitor visa is also known as Temporary Resident Visa (TRV). The Canadian government usually uses TRV to refer to the visitor visa (and maybe other visas as well). So, don't freak out when you see TRV eh? :) How to Apply for a Canadian Visitor Visa for Malaysians (Online Application) 1. Go to Government of Canada's website [ click here ] 2. Click the "Continue to GCKEY" . 3. Click "Sign Up" to create an account. 4. You'll be redirected

Bersyukurkah Kita?

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This post was published on  March 4, 2014  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 . ************************* Satu hari saya sendawa dalam kelas. Lepas tu, saya pun cakaplah, "Alhamdulillah". Kawan saya dekat sebelah (he's a Christian Chinese by the way) pun tanyalah sesuatu dekat saya yang buat saya muhasabah diri saya balik. "Farah, saya nak tanya something dekat Farah. Farah jangan marah ya." "Shoot!" "Bila you cakap Alhamdulillah tu kan, you betul-betul bersyukur ke you dapat makan sedap-sedap and then kenyang, or you dah terbiasa cakap Alhamdulillah tu bila you sendawa?" "Interesting. You know what? I memang bersyukur sebab dapat makan sedap-sedap dan kenyang tapi bila you tanya macam ni, tiba-tiba I rasa I cakap Alhamdulillah tu sebab dah terbiasa. Alamak, macam mana ni?! You made me so confused T^T" "I t

Apple Picking at Brantview Apples & Cider

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This post was first published on October 24, 2013 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 . ********************* Alhamdulillah, boleh cross satu benda dalam wish list saya. 19 October yang lepas, telah selamat memetik epal di ladang epal dan jagung bersama pelajar-pelajar antarabangsa lain. Trip ni anjuran International Student Organization (ISO). Excited sangat nak pergi sebab masa first year tak dapat pergi apple picking. Semuanya gara-gara kesempitan wang. Masa first year, budak-budak Guelph semua miskin sebab kami duduk on-campus. Bayaran residence tu taklah rasa mahal sangat. Yang mahal tu meal plan. Kami semua wajib ambil meal plan sebab residence kami tu antara salah satu north residences dan orang yang duduk dekat north residences semua wajib ambil meal plan. Anyway, pergi apple picking dekat Brantview Apples dan Cider. Mula-mula tak tahu pun ladang ni dekat man