Sunday, 24 October 2010

University Application Through UCAS

Being selected for the JPA scholarship was perhaps one the best things that happen in my life. College is fun with many great classmates and friends. People who don't bore you with their life achievements and knowledge. *laughs*

So now the next step in life. University application... I thought of it for a really long time. My scholarship to further studies in the UK for a law degree is amazing and I am spoilt by the choices I have.

Finally, after much thinking I made up my mind to apply to 3 of the University of London colleges and 2 outside of London. As much as I love to be in the city, living in the outskirts or smaller towns would be amazing too.

Wish me luck in getting my offers please.

Love, Yi Lyn

A Period of Absence - What I Have Been Doing

Yes!!! I have not been blogging for quite awhile. Just could hardly find time to do so. There is just too much to do at the moment.

and so much more... Homework, assignments, and many many other things.
THE BIGGEST THING bugging me is PERSONAL STATEMENT for my UCAS application...

To decide which university to apply to; to perfect that personal statement of mine. Gosh, I think I sent it to my Pre-University Department Head more than a dozen times. She is definitely sick of my personal statement by now. *laughs*


Also, a big thank you to Ms Hema for helping me with grammar and vocabulary.

Wednesday, 20 October 2010

The Other Guys Movie Premiere

19th October 2010:

Thanks to Sony Pictures, Advertlets and Feeqsays I was given yet another opportunity to catch the movie premiere for The Other Guys starring Dwayne Johnson, Samuel L. Jackson, Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg. Sorry for the late post. I have been super busy studying History. =.=

The movie is another action comedy flick to hit the cinema and honestly, it is a movie to put into the Movies to watch for year 2010.

NYPD Detectives Christopher Danson and P.K. Highsmith (Dwayne Johnson and Samuel L. Jackson) are the baddest and most beloved cops in New York City. They don’t get tattoos – other men get tattoos of them. Two desks over and one back, sit Detectives Allen Gamble (Will Ferrell) and Terry Hoitz (Mark Wahlberg). You’ve seen them in the background of photos of Danson and Highsmith, out of focus and eyes closed. They’re not heroes – they’re “the Other Guys.”

So how was the movie? It was rather awesome with the sort of ordinary comedy flick in cop movies. It was certainly amazing to watch how Allen and Terry investigate the cases with their very limited skills in the police force and how the bond between partners formed throughout the process. I think that was a really wonderful part.

Another comedic part of the movie is Allen's gorgeous wife and how he attracts hot chicks. LOL! The best and unexpected part would be how Allen was actually a pimp when he was in college.

Overall, the movie was quite enjoyable and worth watching. However, be informed that there are a couple of obscene lines. LOL

Thursday, 7 October 2010

Movie Review: The Switch


Courtesy of Advertlets, I was given the opportunity to attend the premiere screening of The Switch. Starring Jennifer Aniston (famous for her role in the sitcom Friends), Jason Bateman and Patrick Wilson.

As known by many, the movie is about Kassie (Jennifer Aniston) who is desperate to get pregnant and resort to a charming sperm donor, Roland (Patrick Wilson) to father her child. Her best friend, Wally (Jason Bateman) was against the idea. Getting himself drunk during Kassie's insemination party, Wally accidentally spills Roland's semen and replaced it with his own.


So the review begins… Its my first time writing a review so pardon me if there are any elements that I missed.

How was the movie? AWESOME!!!!

Let’s start on the actors and actresses. Jennifer Aniston was awesome. So was Jason Bateman. They both formed a relatively good chemistry on screen and no doubt an excellent couple. The other characters played by Patrick Wilson and Jeff Goldblum was fairly interesting. Though I did not really like Roland in the movie, Patrick Wilson did a good job portraying Roland.


As for the plot and the story? Well, the movie was well written I would say and the plot developed just well. The development of Kassie’s desire to get pregnant to her moving away from New York to returning with her son 7 years later developed so well. The development of the relationship between Wally and Kassie's son, Sebastian is so adorable. Its like Wally and mini Wally =) Honestly, I was reluctant to go to the loo during the movie fearing I’ll miss something interesting.

The Switch is an amazing movie and rather a heart-warming story of a best friend who is in love with his best friend and is willing to stand by her side all the time. With the chemistry between Aniston and Bateman, the movie becomes alive! Kassie’s son, Sebastian is so adorable and cute. OMG his round big eyes are so so adorable. And be sure, Wally and Sebastian makes lots of great scenes.

Personally, the best part I loved about the movie is the witty humour that was instilled in the movie. Those little acts and sarcasm in Leonard (Jeff Goldblum) minutes into the opening of the movie really tickles me. Leonard’s scene with Wally in the gym where Leonard claim he is burning fats despite eating a chocolate bar while walking at the speed of 2.0 on the threadmill is just simply amusing. Sebastian’s peculiar character would also make you laugh.

Being a romance comedy, The Switch had certainly reached a level of perfection. Not a movie where you would laugh nonstop BUT its a movie that would make you love along the way.

Worth watching? DEFINITELY!!!

Rating: 9/10

Tuesday, 5 October 2010

Sushi King RM2 Bonanza is BACK!!!

Whee... Sushi King Card's RM2 Bonanza is back this October. From 11-14 October 2010, the promotion is on-going in West Malaysia. So sushi anyone? Let go maximise our consumer surplus during this promotional period.

*gosh another opportunity to spend* there goes my $$$...

$$$$.... Ka-ching Ka-ching....

Money money money... The X factor in life: MONEY!!! If there is one thing that is categorised as a love-hate relationship, it would be SALES. Though it seems like there is lots of savings that you can get from each item purchased, I noticed that in every sales, I would end up with unnecessary items, things that I wouldn't need for the moment. Its just like shopping for future usage which is not even certain yet. *Ishhh ishhh ishhh YI LYN!* Gotta get the influence of sales out of your head!

The latest predator on my wallet: J Card Sales (5% on grocery and 15% on departmental store)

GOSH! It really time to stay at home. So that I would see no evil (sales), hear no evil and buy no evil...

Monday, 4 October 2010

A Hair Cut??

Down with the dilemma of either having a hair cut or not! My hair has been growing ever since my last hair cut in April 2010 in Monsoon ID, 1 Utama. I loved my hairstyle that Eva of Monsoon ID has given me. It was light and really easy to handle. Well, its short so I don’t have to do much about it.

Now that my hair have grown to mid length, I AM LOST!! Previously, I thought of keeping my hair long and give myself a change in my hairstyle. Then, I realised it was not easy keeping long hair for me due to the texture and condition of my hair. Its frizzy and slightly dry. However, I must say my hair texture and condition has improved recently after using the new Sunsilk conditioner (not promoting Sunsilk, just stating the truth).

So, a hair cut or not???




From This




After the haircut in Monsoon ID


 022235  Months after haircut! Should I have another haircut now?

Saturday, 2 October 2010

Traffic D’light Cafe @ Dataran Pelangi Utama

Fancy some good food at a cheap price? Let me introduce Traffic D’light Cafe, located at Dataran Pelangi Utama. The cozy cafe is located nearby my college hostel and has been a great place for a good meal. Cheap and Yummy! Air- conditioned and having both smoking and non-smoking dining area is simply great.

The cafe is located on the 1st floor of Dataran Pelangi Utama right above Carrefour Express. Accessible by lift and stairs. Since I am not familiar with the directions of getting there, I would skip writing on that part to avoid misleading info. Apologies to all dear readers. There have been many reviews from bloggers on Traffic D’light. Just try to Google traffic dlight.

There is a wide variety of food and beverages. And here’s a couple of reviews on those that I have tried so far.

Main Entries


Milk Butter Prawn Rice

Scrumptious fresh prawns in milky butter sauce with basil leaves served with rice. Its yummy and has a rather milky taste. Quite a big portion for me. The sauce is really nice and goes well with the prawns.

Price: RM 9.50

Rating: 4/5


Milk Butter Chicken Fillet Rice

Similar to the Milk Butter Prawn Rice above, the chicken fillet is served with milk butter gravy and rice. Quite tasty and rather a big portion.

Price: RM 8.50

Rating: 4/5



Crispy Mayonnaise Calamari Fried Rice

Stir fried rice served with batter coated deep fried squid rings. As a seafood lover, I love the calamari rings. Quite yummy.

Price: RM 9.50

Rating: 3.5/5



Crispy Mayonnaise Fish Fillet Fried Rice

Fried rice served with batter-coated deep fried fish fillets dressed with mayonnaise. Yummy and a big portion. Fish fillets are sometimes a little oily. Taste quite yummy but batter could be improved.

Price: RM 9.00

Rating: 3.5/5



Sizzling Black Pepper Pork Slice Rice

Thinly sliced pork cooked in black pepper sauce served on a sizzling plate. The dish is extremely yummy. The sauce goes well with the poultry. Reminder: Do ask for more sauce if you want to have some gravy for your rice.

Price: RM 8.50

Rating: 4.5/5


Stir-Fried Homemade Noodles

Homemade noodles stir-fried with minced chicken, prawns and bean sprouts. Prawns are extremely large and the portion is generous. Great for a filling meal. The additional sambal served with it is spicy and nice.

Price: RM 7.50

Rating: 4.5/5


Traffic D’light Bird Nest (Braised Meat Ball Noodles)

New addition to the menu! Noodles are shaped like a bird nest. Served with mushroom and vegetables. The meat balls are succulent and juicy with a strong taste. The mushroom is my favourite. The gravy goes well with the noodles and meat ball.

Price: RM 10.00

Rating: 4.5/5



Bak Kut Teh Noodle Soup

Noodles in bak kut teh served with pork meat and vegetables. The pork has slight too much of fat composition for my liking. I prefer meat with less fats, so not really a favourite of mine. Though a friend of mine loves this dish.

Price: RM 8.50

Rating: 3.5/5



Crispy Fried Mushroom

Batter coated fried oyster mushroom fried to perfection. Served with Thai Chilli sauce, its a great savoury appetizer to start a meal. I like the mushroom but it is sometimes too oily.

Price: RM 4.00

Rating: 4/5


Crispy Salted Egg Pumpkin

My all time favourite! Coated with a batter of salted egg and deep fried to perfection. Love the taste of pumpkin. I was fooled into thinking it was sweet potato. The taste of pumpkin is sweet and the salted egg coated gives a really nice aroma to this snack. Irresistible and I would always love more of this.

Price: RM 4.50

Rating: 5/5

Beverages & Desserts



A cooling dessert with shredded ice flakes and gula Melaka syrup. Neither too sweet nor too plain. Taste wonderful and reminds me a lot about of the cendul in Penang. Lovely hint of home.

Price: RM 4.oo

Rating: 4.5/5


Winter melon & Longan

A Chinese tong swee (dessert) cooked to perfection with longan and winter melon strips. Served hot or cold. The cold dessert is thirst quenching. Winter melon strips are overcooked and lacks texture, often too soft and feels like mashed winter melon instead. Still a nice dessert though.

Price: RM 3.50 (hot), RM 3.80 (cold)

Rating: 3.5/5


Snow Fungus & Sea Coconut

Another Chinese dessert. I like the taste and the cooling effect it has. The snow fungus is soft and well cooked. Worth trying. Yummy!

Price: RM 3.50 (hot), RM 3.80 (cold)

Rating: 4/5


Raspberry Longan

A nice soda drink with raspberry flavour with longan. I’m not a big fan of sodas so not really up to my liking though I love the longan.

Price: RM 4.50

Rating: 3.5/5

Yee Sang

Besides that, there was also Yee Sang served during the Chinese New Year period. I previously blog on this but since my blog was deleted its no longer available. Yee Sang is considered an auspicious meal eaten during Chinese New Year and many may also refer it to Loh Sang. Would gladly say that the Yee Sang here taste good as compared to some restaurants back in my hometown, Penang. Here’s some snapshots of the Yee Sang me and my friends had. A traditional meal in a modern place. Unfortunately, I do not remember the price.



Saw the RM0.10 dessert with any of the 7-Wonders meal? Amazing deal! I would be going for it soon. And look to your left. NETT prices for all meal. No pocket killing service charge and tax. The part I like best is the 10% discount of total bill upon ordering any of the 7-Wonders. Try now as offers for RM0.10 dessert last until 14 November 2010 only and the 10% off total bill is only up till end of 2010.


All in all, the food is superb with some becoming my all-time favourite. The service is good and the staff are really friendly. A meal in Traffic D’light has been enjoyable even with a big group of friends as they have ample space in the cafe. Some dishes reminds me of home cooked food which brings that warm nostalgic feeling to heart despite the distance from home. A great place to dine for a reasonable price.

Traffic D’light opens daily from 12 noon to 10pm. It is air-conditioned and has wi-fi. Finding a parking space should not be a problem as there are parking lots around Dataran Pelangi Utama.


Ambience: 9/10

Food: 8.5/10

Drinks and Beverages: 8/10

Service: 8/10


1-10, Dataran Pelangi Utama One Avenue, Jalan Masjid,
PJU 6A, 47400 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Tel : 03-77293245
1st Floor( Above Carrefour Express), Non-Halal, Air-Con, Wi-Fi

Refer to Traffic D'light webpage for more details and the complete menu.