Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Happy 10 Years!


First of all, I've been delaying this post for a month plus and secondly, I've absolutely no clue what to write for my blog's 10th year anniversary but anyways,

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Happy 10th year anniversary to simpleharusakura!


I'm temporarily speechless at the moment but still, thank you guys for all the support throughout the years and I'm eternally grateful for the existence of this little space.



Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Dracula Frappuccino

HI! It's me again! Your favourite blogger, Doris!

*cricket noises in the background*

Despite the lack of audience in this little space, nevertheless, I'm still posting something new for you guys today. This post is specially dedicated to my number 1 supporter/ fan/ reader and banana mate, BRENDA CHAN! I gotchu my g. 🍌

In today's episode, we're going to be doing another round of what's up Starbucks? In conjunction with the month of October- psst Halloween, Starbucks has released a special limited time only drink which is the Dracula Frappuccino. Heh heh heh heh..

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Pic source: Starbucks

I don't understand why I'm always up for such weird drinks. I think I'm always easily conned by advertisements and internet reviews. Someone needs to stop me.

Again, as you guys know me so well you'd know that I wouldn't spend RM21.20 just to buy a venti-sized Dracula Frappuccino after the previous PSL episode right?

I'll never learn.


Here's my underwhelming looking cup of Dracula Frappuccino which looked absolutely dissimilar to the one in the picture above. The one above looks so sexy whilst mine looks.. 10x miserable.

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I gotchu review brah, I truly do.

Aside from the erm, dissimilar appearances between these two, let's talk about its contents. According to Starbucks, it's made of sweet fig and raspberry juice, milk and chocolate whipped cream. It does sound really delicious!

But what does it really taste like? Okay, first of all, I have to say it tasted a lot better than the PSL because it's not insanely sweet. But, in my most honest opinion, I think it was kinda meh. It tasted pretty boring. Imagine mixing both milk with strawberry and raspberry jam together.. Yeah, that's exactly how it tasted like. 

Haih, I have lost all my hopes.

But if I were to choose between PSL and this, I think I'd go for this one since it's less sweet. 

Somebody needs to start a petition to bring the cotton candy frappe back.

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I still love their soy latte.

Monday, October 21, 2019

Pumpkin Spice Latte

Warning: No h8 intended in this post.

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Fall is here! And what does this mean?

We get to be BASIC B*TCHES!

Everyone's favourite season is here. Fall is all about ugg boots, sweaters, scarves, scented candles and of course, PUMPKIN SPICE LATTES! 🍂✨

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Except here in Malaysia, we don't experience fall and it's pretty much summer here everyday- the f*cking hot weather man. But, I guess it's monsoon season now here in the Peninsular because it's raining like crazy almost every day here in Kuala Lumpur. The weather is being so bipolar! At one moment the sun is shining like crazy and suddenly in the next 20 mins, the sky turns cloudy and there comes the heavy downpour. It's just so unpredictable.

Being a basic bitch (a lowkey one), I'm 'shooketh' to hear that Pumpkin Spice Latte is finally available here in Malaysia. It has never occurred to me that it is possible that one day the 'ever famous fall basic bitch drink' will ever be sold in Malaysia. I have heard lots of good things about the PSL from the internet, as usual. They say it's amazing and yadda yadda yadda.

You wouldn't even need to guess what I did next because you all know me so well you'll know that I wouldn't spend RM19.60 on buying a grande-sized PSL Frappuccino right?

Damn, I just let the cat out of the bag didn't I?

I always believe that when you're curious about something, you'll just have to find it out for yourself. And so I did.

I present you..

Here's my cup of RM19.60 PSL frappe.

I know right? It does look like some ordinary chocolate frappucinos that we usually order. It doesn't look really fancy or anything. Okay to be fair, it does have a very faint orange tint to the drink but other than that, it looks pretty much like the ordinary frappucinos. :)

I wasn't really impressed. 😂

I'm sure most of you must wonder how does this pumpkin spice latte taste like. First things first, I must say it doesn't taste anything like pumpkin at all. According to wikipedia, PSL is a coffee drink with spices like cinnamon, nutmeg and clove.. and nothing much pumpkin related.

Let me be honest with you guys, all that I can taste from this drink is definitely both and coffee and the strong taste of cinnamon only. It does have a slight bitter spice taste which I don't hate but other than that, I think it just tasted like some ordinary sweetened coffee with pinches of cinnamon powder in it. Sorry to disappoint you PSL fanatics, I really can't understand the hype behind this drink. It wasn't bad but it's nothing bombastic either.

My thoughts about this drink is that it's definitely not something I'd see myself buying frequently in the future (during autumn). It was definitely cool to be able to taste the real thing in real life already since I'm only seeing it on the internet all the time. Will I recommend this to any of my people? Not really, unless you love insanely sweet coffee and cinnamon flavoured stuff.

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Don't get me wrong, I still love Starbucks and especially their soy lattes.

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Summer 2019

I swear I'm not crying as I'm typing this..

This can't be happening..

My summer holidays have come to an end!

Cheh, I thought you had anything else to say.

Now I can no longer do whatever I like- that includes going to bed late, waking up late and sleeping for as long as I like. And worse, school's starting soon again. *groans*

But on the bright side, I really loved this year's summer holidays despite not doing anything really productive. Unlike previous years, this year, I got to rediscover my passion for art and craft and I did lots of things that I felt enjoyable.

I don't really have any interesting stories to share with you guys since most of the days I stayed home  but I'll just update you guys what I've done for the past 3 months briefly.

You ready? Here goes nothing.

1. I made my first ever explosion box

For my sister's friend's birthday. I might upload a video of me doing that whole thing sometime in the future. Wait, cross that, I don't know if I'll ever bother to upload that video because I'm just really lazy to edit it.

2. I visited the national science museum

I updated this before in a previous blog post so you can always just check it out.

3. Realising that tea bags make a pretty good filter

I had sore throat the other day so I went ahead and made myself a cup of honey. As I looked into the cup, okay this may sound disgusting but yes I saw dead ants floating on the surface of the drink. I didn't want to waste this cup of expensive honey so what did I do? In order to save my cup of honey, I decided to filter all these dead things out of my cup. In that very moment, I thought I'd trying using tea bags as the filter. I ripped a bag of tea which I didn't really like, took all the contents out and started pouring my honey drink into the tea bag. To my delight, it worked wonderfully! The honey drink came out clear and free from any disgusting ants.

4. Learning watercolour background printing techniques

Through youtube.

5. Writing calligraphy again

Using mixed tools like watercolour brushes, felt tip pens and gel pens. I really enjoyed writing them.

6. Catching up with Brenda

We went one u then Ikea to look at some stuff. It was a great day!

7. Catching up with my high school friend, Tham

We had lunch together and then went for ice cream. Also a very great day.

8. Got myself a tiny plant

I always thought it's nice to have a plant on my study desk so that it'll look more lively and less boring. 

9.  Indulging in Queen musics, updates, pictures and etc

I won't deny, I do this on a daily basis but during the hols I tend to spend more time on doing it.

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10. Watched Bohemian Rhapsody again, TWICE in the cinemas (this year)

Borhap is the best movie ever, period. I wouldn't mind watching it over and over again in the cinemas because the audio is the best there.

11. Reading my first ever fan fiction

On Freddie Mercury. I'd never thought of reading these things until an internet friend of mine recommended it to me. It was bloody GOOD. #noragrets

12. Had my first Godiva chocolate ice cream

I'm not a big fan of chocolate so chocolate ice creams are not something that I'd usually crave for. One evening, as I was shopping with my mum and sis at KLCC, I saw many people holding cones of these delicious looking things. So I went ahead and ordered one. It was the best chocolate ice cream I've ever tasted, so far. It's really smooth and creamy. I kinda liked it.

13. Went on a boba craze

I believe many of you did as well. After trying so many brands and types, I think XFT has the best brown sugar milk tea whilst Chatime has the best roasted bubble milk tea. I have actually stopped drinking these since weeks ago because I think too much sugar in the system messes you up badly. 

Tried the boba ice cream from softsrve and it tasted very much like the real boba tea, but less rich in flavour.

14. Visited Petrosains

I have nothing much to say about it but I did upload a video of the trip on youtube.

15. Visited the Batu Caves

It was an unforgettable experience. There were so many flights of stairs! The climbing wasn't easy considering the stairs were quite steep. Not forgetting to mention, there were lots of monkeys on both sides of the stairway. The cave itself was beautiful!

16. Gotten myself a new camera 

But I haven't had much chance to use it because I didn't go anywhere interesting nor did I come across any interesting things to capture. But I hope I'll be able to put it to good use anytime soon.  

17. Going shopping with my sister

It's something we do frequently anyway.

18. Painting my own pieces

On canvases using watercolours. One of it is a blue abstract painting and the other is a Queen album.

19. Watched 'Yesterday' - The Beatles themed movie

It was an okay movie. I enjoyed it but it's not as good as Borhap, at least in my opinion. After watching this movie, I get to learn and recognise a few Beatles hit songs.

20. Learned basic Spanish

Through a free app. I absolutely enjoyed learning it.

& I've graduated from law school, if this also counts as one of the events.

That's pretty much all the things I've done throughout my summer holidays. 
I really enjoyed wasting my time during throughout this summer. 
I hope I'll get the chance to do this again in the future.