So me and my best friends love cafes generally, not that we’re hardcore foodies or something but we just looove sitting in cafe talking about life over our drinks and probably tasting cakes and some other desserts too hehe. I’ve been wanting to try this place called Alter Ego since late last year, but I mostly heard negative reviews of it (how most of the foods are expensive yet the taste doesn’t match with the price) so I was a bit skeptical. Not until my foodie friend (hi Na! :>) said the place and food are okay that I decided to give it a try.
Me and Teet already planned that it’s going to be a hi-tea session so we went there feeling a tad full, all excited to feel what the hype is really all about. We were about to go in when we saw this cute blackboard saying the offerings of their hi-tea sets. Perfect! There were two options for us to choose from, I can’t remember what the first set was called but the other set that we chose was called “Posh”, which received vigorous nods from us two duhhh hehe. We stepped inside the cafe and I lost my sanity.
You guys can’t really see it here but MARBLES, WHITE MARBLE EVERYWHERE. I LIVE FOR THIS.
The interior was aesthetically pleasing I remember I couldn’t stop myself from roaming my eyes here and there, also had the bimbo moment where I imagined owning a house with a kitchen as aesthetic as this place…don’t lie y’all also had this kind of imagination at least once before don’t judge me bahaha.
One of their friendly waitresses approached us while we were still being all sakai going “ohhh~ wow look at this marble though….omg is that deer behind you?” at everything we saw hehe. Since we have decided what to get before stepping inside the restaurant, we immediately told her what we want in a beat and chose our drinks (we can choose our own coffee or tea for Posh set but not the other set though). I chose flat white though I immediately regretted that decision the night after ’cause I had a trouble getting to sleep, which was weird because coffee doesn’t usually affect me that much though I had 2 shots of it…but oh wells it was still a good cup of coffee :>
Teet’s, I think she ordered cappuccino. It’s funny ’cause she loves coffee but coffee hates her and she’d get headache after that *pats you teet* I’m sure this unrequited love will end soon, just keep on drinking coffee HAHAHA.
My flat white <3 I need to go there and try more of their coffees, though there weren’t any exotic coffees for me to try yet (verve’s rose latte is still my #1 bae)
The Posh set! The upper plate was all savory food while the lower one was the desserts for your sweet tooth! To be honest, I’m not really a fan of the savory finger food. They taste okay, especially that puff with mini tree on it (LOL) we thought it’d be sweet but it was so salty with a hint of spiciness that took its time to attack your tongue (probs from chili powder or black pepper I forgot) but boy does it took us by surprise LOL. But the cakes were all soOOOO GOOD GUYS. Especially the one with strawberries there!!! They used melted marshmallow as the icing on top and it complimented with the sour strawberries so well we almost cried, will definitely have that cake alone with a cup of coffee next time (again, I forgot the name of the strawberry cake, will update you guys next time!).
Okay this post sounded like a review already I better stop bahaha. But I’d like to have my first date here though, just in case you’re my other half reading this right now HAHAHA #agirlcandream
Other than the delicious desserts, I was also wearing a delicious top guys hehehehe.
Just look at that gorgeous top guys, her name is Loretta, the classiest casual one in my closet yet <3 <3 <3
You guys know how I’ve been into ruffles these past few years, ever since I bought my first Fiziwoo to be exact. I was just casually eating my lunch at Coffee Bean Supasave when I was scrolling through Instagram and saw this gorgeous post by Bajoo telling that they have this brand called Azzah Shahriza in stock. Guys, I chocked on my parfalle after that. It was love at first sight guys…you know that feeling when you saw your crush/boyfriend/husband and you just go “I freaking love you to the core!!!!!”?, that was me. Except I felt that towards Ms.Loretta hahaha psycho.
I of course had some self control duh! Jokes the next thing I knew after I saw that post was me shoving my pasta as if Usain Bolt was chasing me and zoomed to Bajoo just in front of Supasave. I chanted “just look, don’t buy, just look, don’t buy” for hundreds of time while driving and walking to the store, but that chant slowly decreases in its volume when I saw the top from outside of the shop, and being replaced by “BUY BUY BUY”.
“Shut up! You don’t have the money!”
“Don’t lie, you do.”
“That is my saving for future’s sake!”
“Well you still can save up in the future???”
I sometimes hate my sub-conscious self. Meanie.
So I entered the shop all confident that I’m not going to buy it, but my heart immediately melted when I touch the satin top. My sub-conscious was already on the floor sobbing her heart out. Sigh, fine. I’ll just try it out but still! I won’t buy it so stop crying you weak a$$. The worker there even sweetly hung the top in the fitting room for me, not knowing that I was busy yelling at my SC to stop being a loser and pick yourself off of the floor in my mind. I tried the one in size M hoping that it won’t fit me so I won’t have to buy but boy, did it fit me as if we were match made in heaven? *LAUGHS*
“I told you you’d look good in it. HECK, YOU LOOK SO GOOD IN IT”
This. Annoying. Sub-conscious. Go. Back. To. Hell.
I went out of the fitting room all confused.
“Is it okay ma’am?” the worker asked nicely.
WHAT DO YOU MEAN OKAY??? I’M NOT OKAY BUT I CANNOT YELL AT YOU ‘CAUSE YOU’RE SWEET AND YOU’RE JUST DOING YOUR JOB SELLING PRETTY CLOTHES AND TRYING TO ROB ME-
“Do you accept debit card?”
*LAUGHS OUT LOUD ALONG WITH MY SUB-CONSCIOUS SELF*
Although I couldn’t really zip the zipper down entirely ’cause of my huge ass (kylie jenner wannabe would be triggered haha JOKES LA) but that doesn’t stop me from robbing my own bank. Plus, it looks cute though hehe.
Anyway, I love love love the top so much guys UGH my heart. Azzah Shahriza is a new brand from malaysia, debuted just this year around April if I’m not mistaken. It is now of course one of my favorite clothing brands, one of the rare ones who can create volumes and dramas in a piece of clothing. I mean, would you just look at that sleeves guys??? And don’t make me start on the frills around the neck area, which was the main reason why I went nuts over this top. The fabric used is duchess satin, a tad heavy with shiny finishing making it appear even more luxurious yet still able being comfortable to the wearer. There’s nothing that I want to complain about this blouse, I don’t even mind about the zipper guys, in fact I’m really grateful of it! Or else I wouldn’t be able to fit in and my sub-conscious would probably kill herself bahaha.
If you guys are interested in purchasing this top, you guys can go and head over to Bajoo! Hopefully they still have it in stock and I promise you guys it is hella affordable. This Loretta top only costed me BND67! Yet it looks BND100+ ish hehe. Of course they do offer more designs, you guys can check on their website here or instagram here (you can see yours truly representing Brunei for now teehee <3). I’ve been thinking of getting one of their statement skirts after this, hopefully I have jodoh with one of the spectacular contemporary skirt *sighs dreamily*
I’ve found my perfect white top, maybe you guys will too next? ;>