Photo Diary : Mussels at Brussels

Saturday, July 26, 2014


Brussels Beer Cafe is one of our favorite place to dine, especially when one of us craves for mussels. We love mussels. This time, we had; 1\\ Grimbergen Mussels - cheese baked mussels with Grimbergen cream sauce, topped with bacon chips and served with garlic bread. 2\\ Moules Provencales - mussels in a pot, cooked with delicious bacon, sundried tomato mix herbs and wine. Washed it down with my favorite Leffe Brune, and his pint of Hoeegarden. I love relaxing evening like this, the food did not disappoint and I can't wait to go back for more. Hope everyone's having a lovely weekend xx



Random Five

Friday, July 25, 2014


Sometimes I try to be less personal on this blog because of - you know, the whole internet security thing and such, but I know well to not reveal certain information that I shouldn't but to be frank, there is nothing wrong for us to know each other better! I also think of this as a personal time capsule; I want to be able to look back and know what I was feeling; what my life was like. That was the reason I started this blog in the first place. I shared some facts about me before, and here's more!

My name is Sharon, but those who are close to me barely calls me that. It's usually Shasha, Sha, Panda (I still do not know why), Yon (family only! I pronounced my name as sha-yon when I first started talking, gah), and that's just some of it. 

Growing up, especially back when I was still in school, I stood out of the crowd like a sore thumb. When I was 12 years old, I was 5.3ft (160cm) and I remember having to stand at the end of the line at every school assembly and I hated it. I grew taller way faster than anyone else around me, I even used to wonder if I am adopted cos I got taller than my parents or anyone else in the family. I am almost 5.6ft now - if I'm in any other part of the world that's not tall at all now is it?! Mom, I'm normal, ok?

There's nothing I hate and fear more than cockroaches.  

I don't curse - I wish I could bring myself to say the eff word every now and then just to let off some steam, but I can't, I've tried and it felt so weird. Not that I am such a good girl, I came to think I might have an anger management problem sometimes, cos it's hard for me to let out aggression.

I have 2 tattoos, a bird (swallow) on my right arm (you can see it the photos in this post) and another on my back that says 'à la folie' with a feather at the end of the phrase - you can see it here. Both are more of an expression of art with personal meanings, despite the fact that I am of Kayan descent from Borneo. In the past, before Christianity spread across Borneo, it was our culture that the women have their whole body traditionally tattooed - see here for some details. Now it's not practiced anymore, of course, the modern days changed some things I wish it hasn't. My grandma's hands and legs are full with tattoo, I used to grow up wanting the same! She's so cool, by the way :)

That's five facts for now! Tell me something about you if you want to - anything's good, whatever strikes your fancy xx



Back in the Game

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Presenting, my current beauty staple.
Need: A hot-pink lipliner <3

Hello ladies, I cannot tell you enough how much I love this product. I'm not the wearing-lipstick-all-day-everyday kinda girl, most of the time I only put some on for special occasion. I love glosses and lip balms and those were the extent of it. Recently though, and also thanks to excessive lipsticks posts on blogs (if you did it, thank you!), I tend to put more effort to actually put some color on my face. This is one of my recent pick from Topshop and I wear it all the time! Yes, it's in hot pink. Although I've gotten some feedback that it does suit me - I strongly believe that maybe it's to the fact that I always wear white! I love white tops or dresses - it balances everything else, no matter how striking your pants or shoes are, or in this case, my lip-bullet - I manage to pull it off :)

Quick review: a very light application goes a long way - and it doesn't leave you with the 'thick lipstick' feeling. It also gives a little matte, satiny finish, which I prefer because I don't really want to walk around the office with shiny striking pink lips..being conspicuous would be an understatement. Note-to-self: You don't work on the runway.

p.s I need recommendation on a good hot pink lip liner, so if you do know, you know what to do xx


Weekend, come back?

Monday, July 21, 2014

Photo from my Instagram 
Nail polish from THEFACESHOP.

That post title. How depressing. haha ok I'm sorry, I know I'm not making your Monday blues any better, I'm dreading it too! I hope the pink photo make up for it? I don't usually go for bright pink for my nails but believe it or not, Ken picked this color and turns out, it suits me quite nicely. Remember my ongoing polish obsession? Yes, we went into the shop and I was choosing some colors and he pointed this one out ;) So, how about some links? I stumbled into some interesting ones last week. p.s I try to refrain from online shopping for the time being so no discount links this week! Hear hear.

I couldn't agree more. Look.

Baby pandas falling off things. I die. Too damn cute.

Tattoo on your face, like this? No comment?

This next one is not a hint to you-know-who, I swear.
About not needing a husband, but a witness. A cheerleader, a champion, an equal.
On growing up, too.
Making this and this lady here, my 2 favorite blogs to date. Emotion, raw facts. Such individuality.
Just the very reason to have a blog, above all else, I guess.

Carrot cupcakes. I hate carrots but I love carrot cakes (or cupcakes)! Weird, I know.

This Party Party app from the ladies at A Beautiful Mess. It's sooo much fun.

Before I forget, I opened a new Instagram account! 
Search for @shasummerwine and follow me if you want to :)
x