Friday, May 27, 2011

Of Yummy Food and a Rosy Mani + Pedi

♫ The Band Perry - If I Die Young

~Yummy Food~

It feels so good to be the first group (gasp!) to take yesterday's IMC (International Media Communications) quiz. So today while the other two groups were busy "studying" for it, Ruth and I went to Pyramid to have lunch and settle some stuff.

At first we thought of having McD's so that I could collect the lime-green Cola glass, but after taking into consideration that it was a Friday and our appetites, we decided to go to Zhia's Kitchen instead.

Which turned out to be a good idea. A very good idea indeed.

Roast pork noodles, siu mai, fried carrot cake and jasmine tea.

The Taylor's Lakeside branch of Zhia's Kitchen is utter rubbish compared to the one here in Sunway Pyramid. I ordered roast pork noodles (suddenly had the craving for noodles and 烧肉), fried carrot cake (炸萝卜糕) and iced jasmine tea. Ruth ordered a fried rice, 烧卖 and a cup of hot milk + honey (no, it's not weird), so we shared out the dim sum. :)

Everything was absolutely delicious! The noodles were perfectly done, not too soft; the roast pork was nicely layered (the crispy skin was to die for!); the siu mai were large and succulent; and the best of all - the fried carrot cake was crispy on the outside, soft on the inside.

Trust me when I tell you I'm not saying all these because we were both starving very hungry by then.

~Rosy Rosey~

Today I finally managed to use the manicure + pedicure voucher I'd bought from Everyday Coupons a couple of months back. The place I went to do my nails is HRH Nail Studio (SS2 branch). It's a small little half-shop on the ground floor, same row as RHB bank and oppposite Sri Siam restaurant. I'd initially called up for an appointment for tomorrow, but they asked if I could come in today as tomorrow was going to be quite packed.

My voucher was only applicable for solid-colour nail polish, so I decided to upgrade a bit and add some nail art for my manicure.

My rosey manicure and rosy pedicure! :P

While the manicurist did my toenails, I took my time deciding what pattern I wanted for my nail art. In the end, I chose to do an English rose design (reminiscent of my Cath Kidston tee) similar to the one on the magazine's cover I was flipping through. I'll admit, I was also influenced by my current love for florals.

Anyway, the whole process took about 2 hours. The manicurist was really good; I was kind of dreading the part where they push back and clear the cuticle bed, but it didn't hurt or sting at all. Then, as you can see from the pictures below, she drew on the roses-and-leaves design by hand. So pretty and detailed, right?

Such pro handiwork! ♥
Nail art for each finger is RM5, so 3x2xRM5=RM30 add on charges. I think it was really worth the price, because the service, handiwork and settings were superb.

That's about it for today. Now I'm off to twiddle my thumbs while admiring my nails. :P

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