Aug 14, 2016

Fluffed and Pokemon GO

Alice in the Wonderland

Pooh Bear

Fluffed Cafe & Dessert Bar

And finally, waffles cravings satisfied! Fluffed is known for its waffles. My friends and I tried Pooh Bear and Alice in the Wonderland. I personally love Pooh Bear. It was a taste that could be accepted widely, with honeycombs, banana, strawberries and blueberries on top. For Alice in the Wonderland, the ice cream tasted different. Unlike any other ice-cream flavours I've tasted. My friend guessed lavender? Nevertheless it was good too, but I would go again and again for Pooh Bear. One thing about Fluffed, their waffles are crispy. It had everything I wanted in a waffle: soft in the inside, just that right amount of crisp, and the aroma of waffles... Cravings definitely satisfied.

That night as well, I saw Pokemon GO for the first time. I didn't download the game. So I hadn't see the game myself until I saw my friend asked me to help her play while she drive lol. Good gesture by the way because it's not good to drive and play yknw. Basically, there are pokestops where you collect items such as fruits, pokeballs. then there's gyms where you can versus the person there to take over the gym. Then there's pokemons for you to catch. Of course you can also evolve and incubate and all. I am not going further on that.

So I know Pokemon GO went viral firstly in the US. Then Malaysia was hoping for it to be launch in the country. And it finally did. They say there is this Pokemon Craze. I never believe it until I witness it with my own eyes. My friends and I were dropping by Dataran Sunway area to catch some pokemons, and there it was, I saw a bunch of people standing there in groups, looking at their phone, catching pokemons. The Pokemon Craze is real! We were wtf-ing the moment we saw it. Wtf.
People actually really took the initiative to go out of their house and go Pokemon hunting. I see people making trips to KL City center to catch pokemons.

The other day, my friend and I went to DesaPark City where it is known to have a lot of pokemons. You see, there are different  types of pokemons in different areas. So in order to fill up your pokedex, you have to go to different areas to catch those different pokemons that you never have. You can't only play it at home because it is limited. Shopping malls are great places to capture. So back to DesaPark City, supposed this is a very beautiful park with a nice lake view for outdoor activities like jogging or cycling. That was supposed to be the activity. But the moment we arrived, as expected, people were catching pokemon early in the morning. My friend told me there weren't that much of a crowd in the weekends but the crowd that we saw was really big. The pokemon craze is real!

I find it amusing to look at people play Pokemon GO. They are very into it, and they play it very often and gets very excited when they get to capture a pokemon or found a new pokemon, or even wins a tournament. It's fun, truly. I don't play it myself because, I don't know, I'm not really of a game type of people. I often play games for just a very short period. Even my phone do not have any games in it. Well that's me. But I was tempted to play it because I could catch a pokemon with one finger lol (says my friend) and it was really a good game, reason why almost everyone is playing it. In a way, this game is very good for those group of people who always stays at home. Take for example my another friend who is playing, he says he haven't been out of house as often as he did years ago wtf. He is a home guy.. But also there are issues where people play and drive, which could be a problem. If nothing happens, it's okay la. But when things happens...uh-uh not good.

That's all from me. Happy catching Pokemons!


Aug 9, 2016

What I learn from my 6 year old sister



Where do I start? My last post was on July 28th. I have been wanting to publish a post, that explains why I have so many drafts left unpublished. At first I thought of blogging about my working experiences for the past few weeks. And now I am certain what am I going to blog about.

My sister, Apple Ong.

I've never truly blogged about her. For a brief intro, Apple is my youngest sister name. I am currently 20 this year, and she is 6. Which means we have a 14 year gap between us. Which also means, when I was 14 years old, during my form 2, my mom gave birth to the youngest member of our Ong family. All memories can still be remembered vividly in my mind. I remember the day mom was going into labour, I still had to attend my evening school session, anxiously to wait for the school bell to get back home. I even told my friends how I was getting another sister that day. Everyone told me why didn't I just skip school haha.
Dad and my second sister went there first to see mom at the hospital. Apple was born in the morning, 8am. Only the father was allowed to enter the baby room. The nurse would point which one was Apple among all the other babies.

Only until the 2nd day of her birth into this world was I able to meet her for the first time. She was so tiny! At just 2kg+. She fought with some sort of growth in mom's womb to get nourishment, It didn't cause much complications but thankfully mom and Apple was safe.

For one, my sister is a bit slow at talking. She did improve tremendously in her talking and reading. She is a very giving little girl thou today she quickly gobble up her ice-cream when I asked her for some -.-

Apple often ask, "Are you okay?". For example if we fall down she would ask that. Or when she see anyone crying, she also will ask that. And after that, she would say, "It's okay da jie". Apple appears to be the person we often seek comfort from. She is still so young and she is happy about almost eveything in the world. We on the other hand grow up, things seem more complicated now. At times we seek for comfort, we tend to hug her and she would patt us back.

Just these 2 days, my skin allergy came back again. This time is one of the worse allergy that I had because my allergy usually only spreads to my fingers. But it spreads even to my palm this time around. So I showed Apple my hands, saying, "See da jie hands. Allergy". I was explaining to her that this is called allergy. She took a long look at it and was curious to touch. I said, "Da jie hands rough rough oh, do u still want to hold hands?". Without hesitation, she held into my hands. Just a burst of overwhelm-ness pass through me. Yes, she could just be a little girl that didn't even know about the allergy I was having. She portrayed what that has been lacking in the society today. No judgement.  

Now and then, I have always felt shy regarding the hand allergy that I have. My hands aren't smooth. It has lumps on it. I was very much afraid to tell my friends that I have this skin allergy during my primary and high school times. Whenever I got affected with it, I would clasp my hands tightly so no one could see it. Because I was afraid my friends will turn down on me and wouldn't be friends with me anymore. (true though ) PS: Thank you to you guys, you know who you are, who didn't unfriended me even after you saw this side of me 

Sorry abit off topic. Yeah, but you see what I am trying to convey. For little young kids, they are just genuinely happy and gets excited over simple things in life, they don't think much. They do things that they love. If they are happy, they are happy. If they are sad, they show it. There are some values from kids that we grown ups can learn from. It is all part of the learning process. How kids can learn from us and what we can learn from them too.
Things would only get more complicated, work would only get more, life would get busier. But once awhile it's good to lay everything down, and just summon your inner kid within. Where there is not a single worry in the world.

And for this, I thank my 6 year old sister to make me realize things that I never did :)

Love you lots, your eldest sister,
Priscilla Ong