The Salad Situation

Have you watched the It movie? It is based on a novel by Stephen King, I have read the book and watched the movie. One overweight boy named Ben Hanscom grew up later losing those extra pounds and told the rest of the group members during their reunion that he managed to do so by eating a lot of salad and running more. Ben found a replacement for his junk food and thus he lost weight.

See, I am inspired by Ben in this novel. I wish I could gobble down on salad like he did but I secretly know that I can’t. I eat only a few type of vegetables and dislike the rest. So I think of a few vegetables that I can make into a salad. You know the salad in Mcdonalds Spicy Chicken Mcdeluxe burger? I can eat that, no problem. As I grocery shopped, I stare for quite a while at the vegetables section and try to think of any other veges that I would tolerate. Haha. Cherry tomatoes? It tastes ok, better than the big tomato. Carrots? Hate the taste but if thinly chopped it’ll be alright.

Popped in chicken breast, eggs, Thousand Island sauce (I know it has lots of calorie but this helps to curb the vege taste) and tofu into my shopping cart. I diced the chicken breast and marinated for a day with soy sauce, pepper, and lemon juice. Baked it in the oven for 20 minutes and oh my god from now on we puttin’ lemon in every dish!!!!! The chicken was amazing. I washed the veges and chopped what needs to be chopped. As I was cutting the tofu, I realized I bought the wrong tofu. I bought the soft tofu that people eat in tau fu fah 😂 That’s how bad my grocery shopping skill is. I thought they were the same!!! But I fried it anyway. Still too soft but let’s not waste em’.

Mixed everything with Thousand Island sauce, and I am ready to gobble down. After 3 spoons, I wanna puke. I ABSOLUTELY HATE SALAD. I tried squeezing more sauce but I am just overwhelmed with the Salad Situation. The salad taste good but vegetables did not. The chicken helped. You think I’m done with my salad? I forgot that I microwaved 2 eggs and I quickly bring them out, drained the excess water and put in my salad. STILL DOESN’T TASTE ANY BETTER. So I have another bowl of salad in my fridge and I don’t know what to do with it. The best would be to eat with a toasted bread, Subway-ish.

< em>*eggs aren’t in the picture because I remembered about them after taking this picture.


Let me sleep

A bolster between my legs, a bantal busuk hugged tightly, a blanket wrapping me up from chest to toe, my sniffing the scent of pillow is somewhat soothing, and the soft friction between my skin and the bed…

And then the alarm rings.

I purposely set the alarm earlier than the time I am supposed to wake up so that I can happily sleep back, even for a while. I have attachment issues with my bed. I hate waking up from my sleep. I grunt and get pissed when I know I have to wake up. Not a good way to start the day, hence I am never a morning person. I don’t find joy in waking up early in the morning. Even though I get enough sleep, I still want to sleep more. I also do not have a water heater, so knowing that I have to brave through the fucking cold water, and by cold I mean ice cold, makes me hate waking up even more. This is such a negative post hahaha.

wake up


I get up at 7:10 mins (extra 10 mins matter!!!) an hour earlier spent on makeup and blow drying my hair. EVERYDAY. Yes, how different could it be from the usual routine of going to school early in the morning right? I have no idea, I don’t hate early mornings much back in high school I guess, I hate it more now. This week has been weird for me. I get tired from work, already jumping in my bed as soon as I arrived home, and sleeping before 12 am, which is way to early to sleep. 1 am, 2 am, is fine back then. Now, now I am 20 and sleeping like there’s no tomorrow. I can no longer stay awake for The Good Wife marathon, as I snored after 2 CDs and closed my eyes while it played on the laptop, ensuring myself that I would wake up again to watch, well I did not.

I imagine work later on would be hard to balance with having a fun life. Socializing, clubbing and other activities seem impossible if I put sleep first. Having sex also might be delayed when I’m married cause I’d just be dead asleep!!! Haha, dramatic. I need to do something more than having a same routine of work-home-sleep-work every single day. It kills me. I wanted to read more, workout more, and just grow mentally, for myself, during this long break. Maybe I should try keeping my eyes open for 2 hours before deciding to sleep, and fill the time with one of the activity I plan on doing.

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Entering the corporate world

I landed with a job in a corporate company about a week after I finished my final exam. I have already been searching for a job through MauKerja website and occasional walk ins, which leads me to a few interviews. There are only 2 reasons I didn’t get or want the jobs I applied previously,

  1. The salary is too low
  2. I’m not the suitable candidate

I was greedy. Julianna is a greedy little bitch. I search high and low for a job that will give me sufficient experience and something new to learn, alongside providing a better salary than the jobs I worked before. There are EPF & SOCSO that will be futher deducted from my salary, I am not greedy to spend the money, but to only make sure that I still have a reasonable amount left when deducted for me to put aside as savings. But I am worried as well as I don’t have any experience doing office work, had I only worked in places like Watsons, tuition teacher, beauty promoter, and retail sales related jobs. Interviews for those job are informal. This time, I prepared my resume a month before my finals end, and I excitedly applied to the jobs on MauKerja website, going to interviews, to only stumble when the interviewer asked me, “So tell me a little bit about yourself.” My mind went blank for 15 seconds. I’m not sure what to say, should I repeat what I typed on my resume? But its all there, so what’s the point asking me again? I went on with introducing my name and talking about my personality and previous working experience. It was short. I think I am doomed.

I went home face-palming at myself, and clicked on Youtube, Google for ways to introduce myself properly. My point is, now that I have learned it the embarrassing way, just a reminder to you and myself in the future, to always do your research because when you think you know enough already, you don’t. A few days later, I received a call from an insurance company I applied through the MauKerja, and passed the phone interview. There’s a second interview afterwards at the office located at a high tower building in the centre of Klang. They told me the interview would take about 3 hours, so I thought wow, this is a very serious and formal company. Little did I know that they did not describe thoroughly what the job I am applying for on the website, as I walked in to being pitched through a presentation that took 2 hours, telling me about a 10 years plan of being their insurance company partner. You know how annoying and persuading insurance people are right? I hate being one that’s for sure. Surprisingly, I was being honest the entire time, telling them how I have zero knowledge about insurance, how I am not sure if I am covered by insurance, or how I never buy into what an insurance sales person sell, but I think they like my honesty. Well I am a terrible liar anyway, so I cannot lie about things I don’t know.

Ok long story short, one day, I plan to enter every office in the BBT North Tower and apply for a job. While I’m at the 3rd floor, this particular office had already called me for an interview right away. The next day, Julianna starts working! I am your receptionist cum admin clerk. I have never did any office work before, so trust me when I say I am blur as fuck and just keep on trying to absorb everything as fast as I can. I wrote notes on Post-It and sticked it on the inside of my counter table until there’s no space left. I refer to my supervisor about anything I don’t understand, including how to transfer a phone call from a person to the other. That’s how stupid I am. It will annoy them I know, but to avoid mistakes I must do so. And I really enjoy learning from her, she trained me well with patience, and never once did she judged me for my dressing, or how I mistakenly called an older staff by her name, (Malays use Kak-female/Abang-male as a sign of respect to anyone older) (watched too much of The Good Wife).

I drink 2L of water everyday in the office, and another 1L at home. I pee for every 500mL I drank. And I have to inform my senior staff everytime I have to go to the toilet, how embarrassing, so she can replace me if anything. A simple job, one of the lower rank jobs compared to others in the office, but a big challenge for me, with many small details to remember, such as asking a Dato’ every morning when he enters if he wants a newspaper, or preparing drinks for when the partners of the company comes from overseas, those details. Communicating has been easy for me, but I still have a nerve wrack for every first time.

Do you all remember your first time working? How was it?

Counting days till 2018

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I have been craving for the Terengganu keropok lekor for weeks but I settled for the usual keropok lekor sold at pasar malam. One day I bought a burger at the Ramly Mart, they sell both frozen products and have their own food kiosk, so I tried their keropok lekor. You know how Terengganu one is different from the usual right? It has more fish and tastes sooooo much better. Guess what! Ramly sells their own Terengganu keropok lekor for only RM6.80 a packet! Its hard for me not having a direct supply of keropok lekor from Terengganu so I’ll accept this haha.

It has been almost 4 months of me taking Doxycycline for my severe acne and I can say I am satisfied with it. There’s only 3-4 acne left on my cheeks, and the rest are acne scars. WHICH FRUSTRATES ME THE MOST. Scars take forever to completely disappear. I am now using Hiruscar Post Acne Gel and Hakubi White C plus (vitamin C supplement) to treat the scars. From my research, vitamin C is the best source to treat scars. There’s plenty of it in the form of serum and supplements, so choose which suits you best. I am happier now that when I put on makeup, the acne bumps are no longer there. I do struggle with dry skin and yes the scars of course. I don’t have the skills to cover em up with makeup yet 😂

And exams over! Phewww. 9 months long break before degree so I plan to work, lose weight, read more, and focus on building myself mentally also physically. We have a month left before 2018 begins, so let’s finish 2017 strong. I aim to workout intensely and do a strict diet, because I want to end 2017 feeling proud of myself. For now I am alternating between working out and eating afterwards so…..bitch when will you stop eating?!

What’s your plan?

Just breathe

Sometimes I question myself, “Why do I stay in my room so much when I can go out and witness a view like this?”

Hospital Tengku Ampuan Rahimah, Klang

Since my paper starts at 11am today, I went to pick up my acne medicine at the GH pharmacy first thing in the morning. Arrive early, empty parking lot. I did this before when I attended my Psych appointments. Just walk around or sit and look at the view from this 3-storey parking lot. Very peaceful. Today, as I listened to Breathe (2AM) by Anna Nalick, one of the songs I used to listen back in the depressed days, this song has different meaning to me now. To just breathe, calm down, and think of nothing else, is such a privilege and a blessing. Nothing made me feel happy at the moment. In fact I am having tons of life problems. But looking up at the sky, as the sunrise, is what made me smile.

When I was in high school, my view from the class was the GH. I can see it clearly from afar, in the shape of Titanic funnily. It is the same feeling as I’m having now, a peaceful view, reminding me how little my problems are, and how life is so much more than worrying or caring what other people say of you.

🎶 Try listening to Japanese Denim by Daniel Caesar

As I Walk By 

Psychiatric Clinic

It all started in the early of 2016. Until the last 4 months, I have been prescribed with an antidepressant, Prozac, for a year and a half. What makes me able to get off my medication? Well, I just stopped going to the clinic. This government hospital won’t call or find you if you don’t come for the next appointment, they’re really packed and cannot keep up with everyone. One day, I just felt lazy to get up early for my appointment, and so, I don’t receive my prescribed antidepressants. I kinda let it go. I’m not saying I am no longer depressed, until today, I still am, and there’s still bad days for me, but its definitely getting better. 

I don’t encourage anyone to do what I did. I’m merely sharing with all of you. I can’t really give a solid reason why I stopped getting treatment. Even I can’t explain it to myself. I still struggle coming to school, having a hard time to focus on doing anything, and sleeps too much. Thankfully suicide is no longer on my mind and hopefully it stays that way. In Malaysia, if you commit suicide and failed, you’d be taken up to court, as if you committed a crime. So, I actually have to make sure I die haha! Kidding. As I stood by the sign that leads the way to the Psychiatric Clinic, it all flashed through my eyes. 

I feel all of the emotion. I had forgotten how badly depressed I was, but in that moment, I remember.

 Always feeling that I’m out of my mind, cried too much at night, side effects of Prozac, feeling of helplessness, as if I am locked away in a tunnel with no light at the end, driving to the emergency room, cried everytime I see the doctor, pushed everyone out of my life, and seeing my education, my life, my relationship, destroyed. Others have it worst, I know. I suffered so bad and I can’t imagine how others that have it worst is going through all this. Looking back, I don’t know what to learn from such an experience. My life is still finding its way. 

Ain’t got no time for that.

Have you ever been in situations where you feel used? Are you the yes or the no person? By saying that, you just kinda say yes eventho it makes you feel used, or you say no straightaway to avoid being used. 

I am definitely a no person. I am known for having my mum’s car to move around plus being the only child, I do have plenty of  me-time. And people just loveeee taking advantage of my situation. I have a few friends who sometimes asks me for help to send them home or pick them up or accompany them do stuffs that doesn’t involve me. Once or twice is enough I think, and I am not the only solution they have am I right? We got Uber, Grab and somebody else that lives nearby their housing area, as a matter of fact, my house is the furthest from everyone, and I drive for 30 minutes to and fro. 

Some who I just met once or twice started inviting me to hangout but with an intention to help them reach a destination/do chores. I feel so disappointed when people do this repeatedly without having any guilt, as I am trying to connect and make some new friends. Imagine, a friend wants to hangout with me, and I felt so happy about it, but it turns out he just need help in delivering something. Others would often see me as an unpaid Grab driver who thinks I am doing charity work to send them home almost everyday. Don’t get me wrong, they ask for help a lot, too much, but I said no. This is important because you don’t want people to start getting comfortable and assume that you don’t mind, and eventually use you. It annoys me so much and makes me fed up. Please please pleaseeee be mindful and have some respect for other people’s time. Treat others as how you would want people to treat you. 

Let’s talk about Kyo- the club 

A memorable and fun 20s. I have long list of things I want to do and this post is about one of it in the list. If you have been keeping up with my blog, you would know that I am a true loner. Clubbing alone? Its not that surprising in other countries but in Malaysia, I am kind of breaking the stereotype by going alone haha! They say, if you want to go clubbing, you have to call up some friends and book a table. True, but this doesn’t work for everyone right? 

For example, if you’re a newbie in your area and want to discover the nightlife, this sounds weird to do. Or me for another example, I don’t have enough friends to go clubbing with. Friends I have, but friends for clubbing I don’t. They practice Islam and I understand that. I have been so eager to dance in a loud music environment and ain’t nothing gonna stop me! 

Kyo/Ren Club @ Mandarin Oriental 

Kyo and Ren is under the same club but different concept. They separate both space. Kyo is for hip hop music while Ren is disco/trance music I think. I Wazed straight away to the parking lot and it lead me to KLCC parking lot haha I was confused for a while but I asked the guard how to go to MO. I walked down through KLCC park and reached MO. Please park in the MO parking lot itself and not the KLCC parking lot. It gets confusing walking from Kyo, half drunk, tryna find where the fuck is my car haha. 

Inside Ren

Main entrance to Mandarin Oriental Hotel

Entrance to Kyo, which is just beside the main entrance

I arrived early, around 10:45 pm and the ushers let me sit for a while in the Ren area. Here’s what Kyo looks like! 

Complimentary entrance for the ladies only! Cover charge for men around RM40-RM60 depending on the time you enter. Masuklah before 1am ok? 

Clubbing alone

You look weird when you think you look weird. Imagine yourself seeing a guy/woman standing by the bar enjoying their own drinks and being comfortable with themselves, does it look weird to you? Exactly, they don’t. So that’s how it applies to you as well. If you feel like wanting to dance, drink, and just have a good time, go for it. Remember, 1-2 drinks is enough for you to drive back home, or sober enough to call Grab/Uber. Stay safe always and be alert with your drinks and your purse! 

There is no free seating in Kyo unless you reserve it first. You can stand at the bar or just walk around and dance. 

Tips : Don’t come too early if you’re alone. I thought there’d be a line up if I come around 11pm but nope nothing. The dance floor is still empty at 12am. Around 1-2am is better.