New job!

Thursday, January 16, 2014

I'll keep this post really short since the blog title is self-explanatory. I hate to admit it but I felt a slight hint of relief that I finally found a job. Moreover, I was quite ecstatic that my new place is nearby home so I no longer need to drive far. How lucky is that? =D

Ironically, my feelings have been mixed about going back to work because I was more eager to sign up for the part-time patisserie course. It's definitely a risk to my bank balance, with no certainty of what lies ahead upon completion. I thought to myself, am I ready to make a career change? Not yet. Perhaps I should train up first before I make such a bold move.

The job offer came at the right time when I needed to break away from home. I feel bad saying this...but it has been quite stressful dealing with Grandma for the past 1 month. I'm trying my best to stay patient & please her in any way possible. Forgive me, Grandma. I hope we can do better together in due time. Wishing that you would feel proud of me in my own skin & not compare me to anybody.

Three Little Pigs & The Big Bad Wolf, Tropicana City Mall

Saturday, January 04, 2014

What other better way to start a new year than having a hearty meal with your family? I guess not. My sis, Grandma, aunt & I headed to the newly opened Three Little Pigs & The Big Bad Wolf at Tropicana City Mall. The new opening was much hyped after its first outlet at Bangsar Village received good reviews. We haven't tried the Bangsar Village outlet since the location is less strategic & difficult to find parking. Tropicana City Mall was the viable option for us.

We arrived at the restaurant a little earlier, right before the lunch crowd started filling up the premise. Quickly we placed our orders so that we didn't have to wait long. Boy, we were wrong because the kitchen seemed to be taking their own sweet time to serve our dishes. The wait was almost 40 mins & you would've heard our stomachs growling out loud in the next table.

Finally, the dishes arrived & we couldn't wait to dig in. Grandma's priciest salmon dish is nowhere to be seen. Luckily, it didn't take more than 10 mins for the waiter to bring out her plate. The first thing I noticed is that the pasta portion is abysmal. Why so? Because I'm paying close to RM30 for a pork pasta & yet the several strands of spaghetti ain't sufficient to fill up my already starving stomach. Even my aunt's breakfast platter left much to be desired. Not even comparable to Plan B's.

I wouldn't discount the fact that the taste quality is pretty okay. However, the slow service coupled with less than satisfactory portion is unforgivable. There needs to be added value in the amount we pay for. The photos will show how small portions were with price averaging between RM28 to RM35 (Grandma's dish not included because she's less impatient to wait for me to snap a photo).

I'm not sure if I would return for another dine-in since the food ain't worth what I pay for. Go try & judge for yourself. But beware of the slow service if you are expecting quick service.

Three Little Pigs & The Big Bad Wolf
G-35, Ground Floor
Tropicana City Mall
No.3, Jalan SS20/27
47400 Petaling Jaya

03-7722 3561

Opening Hours:
10:00am - 10:00pm

It's 2014!

Wednesday, January 01, 2014

2013 was indeed an eventful year that passed by without any hints of pity nor empathy. Like an age-old ritual, everyone scrambles to put down a new set of resolutions to be accomplished by end of 2014. I was referring back & forth to last year's post while composing this piece & came to a painful realization that my current situation is not any better than last year. I did managed to be more optimistic last year, however, I failed miserably in achieving the last 2 resolutions. Due to work commitments, I sacrificed all my other interests. As for WL, it was never easy to instill change to begin with.

While Grandpa had left us to be with God not too long after my New Year post, I left my job again to seek for a short break. Am I feeling the same demotivation I felt last year? Yes, indeed. Which is why I'm feeling anxious about finding a new job as soon as possible. On a positive note, I have laid down plans to pursue a pastry arts course. Shocking as it may sound, I'm eager to sharpen my baking & patisserie as part of my preparation to start my own business in the future. Lets just say that I'm determined to go through a career change when the time is right.

By then, I hope I'll be able to put my marketing experience to good use for the business. Naysayers beware! There is no obligatory reason for me to prove to you that I can do it. Instead, I choose to prove myself that I'm able to overcome this challenge. Therefore, I have made up my mind on what I intend to achieve this year.
  1. Continue to spare time for my passion - especially baking
  2. Persuade WL to lose weight - doesn't matter how much, as long as he does it
  3. Stay healthy & happy
Those of you who have yet to set resolutions. it's still not too late to do so. Just be realistic about your goals. Happy New Year!