It's hard to forget something that happened in your life which left such a huge impact on you (both good and bad), whether physically or emotionally (or both). Try as hard as you might, you just can never erase it from your memory; you might misplace the fine details of the event, but you never forget the main gist of it, the one that made it stick forever.

Sometimes it's from the words you've heard, the people you've met, or the things you or someone else did, or any combination of these. Whatever it was, you will always remember it. Do you have such memories? I'm sure you do; we all do.

There are a handful of events that have happened in my life which I would prefer to never have had lingered in my memories till today; and then there are others which are forever etched in my mind and heart, and I never ever wanna lose the thought of them, ever.

I don't want to get into details because they're too overly personal and shall remain mine until future disclosure (if ever). But I just want you to know, that holding on to the bad ones will hurt and it'll do you no good, so learn hard on how to let it go. And for the good ones that you cherish but will never happen again, don't fret, don't cry... Just remember how you felt when those things happened -- take solace in that, because you should be grateful that such a memory existed than none at all... You bet I do.

As for the title, well, the firsts are always the easiest to recall, isn't it? I remember all of mine.

Day #16: 2-June

Movie day - Friyay - Weekend is here!

After a painful headache spell during the afternoon, I went to the gym with Wani, had dinner/buka puasa at Subway together with Peng (seafood sensation is my favourite flavour and it was SOTD!) and watched.... *drum roll* BAYWATCH!
The 2017 version of course!

Wasn't exactly sure about the movie, but after watching it, I can sum it up for you: action comedy!
Oh, and a dollop of sexiness (come on, it is about Lifeguards in red swimsuits after all)

Day #15: 1-June

Oh, the big 6th month of the year is here!

Today, we had lunch with the Cebu Pacific auditors at Mr and Ms Cafe, Oasis Ara Damansara.

It was so yummy AND filling; so filling in fact that I could hardly keep my eyes open during the closing meeting because of all the energy required to digest it XD

Here's a photo of my dish as well as the auditor's:
1) Mine: Chicken Buttermilk french toast
2) Auditor's: avocado salmon salsa

Day #14: 31-May

So it is the end of May, and another one week of The Doublers.

As some of you may know, I tutor on the side while having a full-time day job. The subjects I tutor are additional maths and physics for SPM/IGCSE levels. If you ask me why I do this as a side job, the truth is I do find teaching gratifying (especially when students go like "ohhhhh I understand now!") and earning additional income for something I quite like doing is a bonus!

I've been doing this since 2014 and although I cannot say that my students are guaranteed A+'s under my tutelage, I can say that their grades do improve and hopefully they understand the basics of these subjects that can actually be put to use in their daily lives. (Here's hoping....)

Anyway, I don't consider myself a teacher in the normal sense (as I label what I do as tutoring) but I was so pleasantly surprised and touched when I received my first ever teachers day gift from my student Nadiah. Thanks girl! =)
Here's pics of the gift! I love it, it's so adorable!!!

Day #13: 30-May

So today is the first day back at work after the holiday. Gosh, it's Tuesday Blues 😭

Again, this is meant for journaling POSITIVE experiences, so here goes.

Today, I had the opportunity to try out Peak Fitness which is located at Citta Mall. It's a gym that just opened in Dec 2016. Equipment are new, and the changing room/toilets are clean. It's been so long since I stepped into a paying-gym LOL (although I am on a 7-day trial pass). I'm still deciding on whether to obtain a membership at this gym.

I love that there's the chin up machine! And that corporate membership for us is just slightly over the RM100 mark.

Day #12: 29-May

Today is the day I go home. But Penang also feels like home. I just don't think I can drive here, LOL.

It's sad to know it's my last day in Penang, but since this is the Doublers and the intent is to BE MORE POSITIVE, I choose to reflect on the great times spent in the last 5-days.

Never going hungry thanks to yummy Penang food and eating three square Mrs a day, baking a chocolate peanut butter brownies, curling hair successfully, petting dogs at a dog cafe, having an awesome facial experience, buying cheap cotton on body exercise pants, first time fish spa, delivering​ pizza to school, etc. Oh, and knowing that the ais kacang stall will not be closing anytime soon is also good!

And to end the trip, there was dinner at Spades Burger ----- YUMS.
Baconizer beef burger shown here.

Say #11: 28-May

Today was lazy Sunday (but funday) because....

We went to Hin Bus Depot and i was pleasantly surprised with the atmosphere : there was a 'flea' market, a cafe, an Art Jamming place... Nice venue discovery. And then we went to a doggy cafe and the critters were all so adorable!
There two corgis and many Pomeranians and a shihtzu ... And we had a slice or (human) chocolate brownie which was rich and just delish!

Oh, and finally the all-important star fish of Penang: Char Kuey Teow from Ah Leng!

Day #10: 27-May

Today, we finally had the all-famous ais kacang of Swatow Lane aka New World Park (the main reason why I came up to Penang for, if there ever needs to be a reason).

I must say that for the last two decades of having this yearly, the taste has been ever consistent and the contents of it has remained the same, amount-wise ie no reduction in ingredients or proportion (*cough* SS15 rojak *cough*)

But alas, will they truly be closed forever? Or will the management of New World Park do something to get it going once more?
I think a revamp would do it good.

Day #9: 26-May


Indeed, it was FriYay when we went to Domino's to pick up 8 pizzas, ordered yesterday, precisely at the promised 10:15am ... And service was just splendid! Kudos Domino's at Bayan Lepas 😘

Went to drop them off at school where the girls were having a school teacher's day celebration... So nice to see colours everywhere!!! Oh how I miss school days 😆😿

Off we went to have breakfast food: I had the eggs Benedict and the cuz had Shakshuka - totally yums (@Secawan'n'such)

We did the tourist walk of going to Chew Jetty for a walk about... Noticed an old lady getting her hair permed outside her house as we headed to end of the jetty (they live AT the jetty!).... At which I got my hand decorated with henna, and waited for it to dry while the cuz had her lightbulb drink.

After which we headed back and noticed that the old lady just had her perm completed! It was cute and serendipitous to some extent 😂

Had cake at China House (it definitely has an old rustic quality to the place ); we had Oopsy Daisy chocolate peanut butter cake. Yumssssss

We made chocolate peanut butter brownies with ingredients bought entirely from Giant.
Had to admit, while the whole process was new to us, it was definitely fun for me. Although the brownies turned out a bit dry and a little lacking in flavour, I think we'll just have to try again and see where we can do better next time!

Day #8 - 25-May

Today, my cousins and I went shopping at Gurney Paragon. But the main intention wasn't exactly shopping; it was to go for a facial session.

My cousins who are entitled to the student price were really interested in trying this place out: Herbaline. I did too, LOL

It was a really great experience. For RM90 (RM50+ for students), you get:
-a starter cup of dates tea
-a quick 3-breath aromatherapy
-a foot soak spa
-a facial session consisting of cleanser, extraction and mask with massage included
-a lemongrass end-of-facial tea
-another 3-breath aromatherapy
-a fish foot spa (they were so nibble-y, so ticklish)

I think we spent over 3-hours there as they did not have a time limit for the fish spa (which I think we spent well over 30-mins having the fishies nibble our dead skin away)

I'm definitely going back again one day!

Photos are of:
The oil seeds embedded deeply in my skin which have been removed;
A picture of tea time French toast and chocolate souffle;
Lor Mee and really thick good kopitiam coffee with grass jelly included 😋👌

Day #7 : 24-May

Today was a good day when u had free lunch AGAIN!

It was a buffet spread at Grand Dorsett Subang hotel paid for by the company (yeah sort of) and it was a 2-hour lunch break.
Me not being a fan of buffets ate modestly, and participated in group photo taking, for example:

And then there's me "prettifying" someone through the use of a newfound camera filter called "mosaic" which had the effect of pixelating areas of a photo u do not want shown ie censoring.

This was such a HILARIOUS​ effect, I couldn't stop laughing at the outcome. Photos included.

Reasons why my love-hate relationship with my current phone is indeed tumultuous.