Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Mardi Gras Beads

Mardi Gras is French for Fat Tuesday, it is a series of event of celebrations/parades before Ash Wednesday.
I don't know in detail about Mardi Gras because honestly it has nothing to do with me.

All I know is that there will be a lot of partying and celebrating for 4 conservative weeks before Ash Wednesday comes.
And the finale is the final weekend, and of course, the weekend I was at Nola.

The parades were wonderful.
I was fascinated on how people can continue to scream and scream even after hours and hours, even when almost all the Krewes were similar to each other.
Krews @ Crew tu macam group on the parade ride.

And not to worry, like Malaysia, dekat sini pun ada 'pihak pembangkang' juga. I was walking and came across this group of Protestors, and they were preaching devils and saints, etc.
Heh. Cool.

During Mardi Gras, there's this tradition of throwing beads.
So as the spectator you're supposed to collect these beads (for whatever reason.)
And there's a myth that if you 'flash' you will get the most beads. HAHAHAHA

And true enough, I saw quite few 'flashing' myself.
It was funny.

H was happy.

But honestly, I got SO many beads that day,
the Krewe even gave me a bag to put all the bloody beads, and oi, I didn't flash, of course.

H & I were just so strategically located, and the Krewe just loves us (especially me, roll your eyes now) so much maybe because I look like I'm 14 years old and is out of place.

I should probably be in the Krewe next year because I think I have enough supply to give to the spectators.

Hello, Nola!

Yes, New Orleans.
H was here for couple of weeks, so I thought which better place to go than to New Orleans to celebrate Mardi Gras?

I've always been a sucker for any type of celebrations, parades or parties, and man, it's Mardi Gras I mean how can I miss it?

Just so you know, New Orleans is called Nola (New Orleans Louisiana), so if you want to sound cool you can say, "Oh I went to Nola."
Cheh macam I'm so American pasal I dah tahu nickname.

Just some warm-up photos before the parade/party started.

XXI Overalls, Express Tighs, Jack Purcell Converse (I bought 6 years ago), Harajuku Lovers Jacket, Mardi Gras Hat & Sunglasses

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Lazy Weekend

What I really love to do during the weekends is to laze around in my bed in my pajamas all day long and dance to the new Zumba and Dance Central songs on my XBox Kinect every once a while.

That hardly happens.

Zara Dress, Kate Spade Sling Bag, CottonOn Tights and Steve Madden Boots.

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Eat at Joe's, Crab Shack

Crabs, are amazing.
Carbs, aren't.

Friday, February 24, 2012

5 Guys and A Burger

I was in Tennessee couple weeks back, for work.
In Chattanooga, to be exact.

When I was first told that I had to go Chattanooga, I was like, "What? Where?"
But when I arrived this city, man, I was in love.

It's a small and beautiful city.
It's located by the lake, and the view at night is just spectacular.
I didn't bring my camera, so I don't have any nice pictures so show, but you can just google Image "Chattanooga" and you will know what I'm talking about.

I went to visit a recycle paper mill.
The picture (above) is about as clean as the place can get.
Recycled paper is made 98% from water (amazing!) and you can imagine how 'wet' the mills can get.
I was walking at the production area, when suddenly one of the machines decided to blow it's excess water right before me.
All brown and smelly.
I'm always lucky like that -___-

Anyway just to share, what's interesting about the water (blown from that machine) is that when it dries, it becomes like cotton candy, and you can just dust it off you.
Cool, eh?

Had lunch at 5 Guys.
I am a burger addict.
FYI I gained 3 kilos ever since I came to the US.

I tell you this so that you keep in mind never to mention that I gained weight.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Kemah Boardwalk

Somewhere 40 minutes from my home is a happy place where all boats go to play.

I love boats :)

I got to feed the sting rays too, they were so slimy I dropped most of my fish into the pool instead of into their mouth -___-

And I guess the string rays weren't too fascinated with me when I dropped their food into the pool instead of directly into their mouth, so they (the slimy string rays) decided to splash LOTS of water at me.


Not funny.

Singing Balloons

As much as I think Valentine is overrated, I always have a soft spot for everything that is red and lovable.
I am a sucker for surprises and everything adorable.
Happy Valentine's Day.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Chattanooga, Tennessee.

Such a beautiful and peaceful town. Took a midnight stroll at Riverpark. It was awfully cold but I didn't mind because tonight I love how the wind feels when it brushes my skin.

Monday, February 6, 2012

Super Bowl XLVI

Super Bowl is the annual championship of the National Football League.
It is like the biggest thing here in the US.

I would be lying if I told you I am into Super Bowl.
(Kalau kawan-kawan Mat Salleh tahu ni mesti emo, LOL)

There are, however, 3 things I love about Super Bowl.

First, is of course, how it brings everyone together.
The shindig, pre & post parties, the gathering - Oh my God, it is crazy!

Second, the amazing commercials they play during the game.
Hilarious, funny, heartfelt, over the top, some even stupid - it is simply out of this world!
They have commercials related to last year's Super Bowl commercial (sequence), and even commercials linked to one another, creating a story line.
I salute America's advertisement industry.

The third thing I love about Super Bowl?
Tom Brady.
Earlier that day, I was told to pick a team to root/bet for, Giants or Patriots.
Since I have absolutely NO IDEA about any of the team, I picked Giants, simply because they had a nicer logo and a nicer color balloon -___-

Well, if Patriots had a Tom Brady picture on their balloon, I would have picked Patriots, but then again, my decision to go with the Giants based on their balloon color was indeed an amazing choice, as Giants won the game and I won the bet!

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Mardi Gras New Orleans

So guess who is going to the Mardi Gras this year?


Thursday, February 2, 2012

The OC

*** The OC Beach, Las Angeles

I can't wait for summer to come.
I want to go running barefooted, and feel the sands in between my toes.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Tone Deaf

Only they can make me go to karaoke.