Monday, January 21, 2019

Things To Do in Huahin - Visit to Pranburi

Monday, January 21, 2019 11 Comments
If you read my previous post on Things To Do in HuaHin, Visit Cha Am, HuaHin is not about visiting to Santorini Park or Plearn Wan. I booked HuaHin Cab for a day to drive 20 kilometres south of HuaHin to Pranburi. This place is on the western coast of the Gulf of Thailand. The view throughout the journey, I would describe as breathtaking for a person who loves the natural view.

Things To Do at Pranburi, HuaHin

1. Hike to witness mystical Phraya Nakhon Cave

2. Boat Ride Tour around Khao Daeng

Hike to witness mystical Phraya Nakhon Cave

I just told the driver to drive me to Khao Sam Roi Yod National Park without knowing exactly what waiting for me. I was thinking to hire a boat ride to the other side of the beach for easier entrance to the mystical Phraya Nakhon Cave.

To my disappointment, the ocean looks super fierce during my visit and none of the boat operators willing to take me to the other side of the beach. Haihhhh.....

I was told to take a hike up. WTH!  If you have been reading my blog you will aware I am not the fittest person. My knee is another sad story. But here I was at the foot u asked the local they will say it will only take a 1-hour journey. DO NOT be fooled! The entire journey back and forth took 4 hours in the end! At least for me. huhuhuhu...

I bet no one can hike up and reach this caves and back within one hour.

By the way, you need to pay THB200 entrance fee to enter before you start the hike. I was glad to grab myself wooden walking stick left behind by some people and use this as my support.

The driver who left me at the entrance told me the caves is only 1km away. WTH! Liar! lol...wanna go crazy when finding out that's not true.

It says Khao Sam Roi Yot National Park. It's not like you can expect to walk in the park. I began climbing up the rock steep up the staircase which later on changes to ascent on jagged rocks. Thank God! I climbed with proper sports shoes.

Even though its hard all the way up. I can't deny the view on the way up on the first ascent is kind of beautiful and worth the hike. You see me smiling brightly at this photo? Well, at that time I took this selfie, I was having a lunatic thought to just roll down to where I started. Huwaaaaaa..... wanna continue too painful and the thought of to turn back so hurtful too. Almost went crazy up there. 

After climbing up and down for around 1 km, I was back on the ground zero. Beautiful Leam Sala beach in front of me and Phraya Nakhon Cave seems to be another hike up. At this point, I was having a mixed feeling. Ceh...thought the cave is somewhere nearby? Not here yet? Omooo..I thought the journey to that cave not so difficult like just now.

Look at my face full of a sarcastic beautiful smile with the thought...just look at what waiting behind me. It's all rock all the way up. Holly Molly!!!! What did I just get myself into now??? My trekking stick totally helps me a lot at this time. I don't think can manage to hike up this place without this. Its another 430 meters climb yo! The thought to hike down is another horror feeling for me.

The climbing course towards the caves is full of rocks and forest.  Before entering the cave area, I have to walk down to the most difficult steep descent.

I saw some harden waterfall and a dead bridge which is the remaining overarching rocks. I feel like 'Lara Croft' from Tomb Rider when entering this area. The whole place makes you feel like one of the characters in mystical Indian Jones. 

I witness the sunlight streaming down through the openings in the rocks which make this place an awesome view.

I walk through another dark tunnel before witnessed this beautiful Kuha Karuhas Pavillion builts for the visit of King Chulalongkorn in 1890.
I have seen a lot of older historic sites, to me, this is a special site because it was so naturally beautifully illuminated by the sunrays. It really worth every minute of the toughest climb and descents into this cave.

You will see signatures of the Kings on the cave wall. The caves were super amazing and the journey climb up and down to the entrance to meet my driver is another experience which I will never forget. Its tough climb for me but the experience and finding its worth the hike and pain.

My earlier plan is to have an afternoon walk on the wooden bridge at Pranburi Mangrove forest after the Phraya Nakhon Cave.  After all the hike my leg almost like jelly now. No more hiking for today. I just wanna sit. huhuhuh
I requested my driver to drive around 15 minutes and reach the boat place. Over there I hire the whole boat for myself to your around Mangrove canal for 50 minutes before I call off the trip and drive back to the hotel. Tired like hell...

Khao Daeng Boat Tour

I rent the whole boat for THB600. If you are in the group it will be cheaper to split the cost.

It was a pleasant afternoon cruise going in a semi-loop around Khao Daeng and the view of mangrove forest and striking rock formations.

I noticed a dusky Langur during this boat trip. The driver told me I could have faced a close encounter with Dusky Langur during my hike to the caves. Well, I did during my hike down but they were really shy and hiding so unable to snap a photo. 

During the mangrove tour, the boatman pointed out a rock formation crocodile look alike.  I failed to understand him. kakakaka...he was pointing out to me vigorously while talking in Thai. Hell.... how would I understand what you trying to say Ajussi!!! I only know when I told that to my driver. Damn! I miss it!

On the way back the boatman stops in the middle and ask me to step out the boat. I thought he wants to ditch me in the middle of the canal. I refused. hahaha... he kept insisting me to get out. I did at the end as he said with the thought what to do if he really ditches me and I encounter a hungry crocodile. uwaaaaaa...IMA doesn't want to be fed to a crocodile. So suffering to die like this.

I step out the pretend to understand him to snap a photo of the surrounding view. He keeps talking to me in Thai and pointing out the hill behind me. Keep asking for my phone. What so special about this rock hill??? Not so beautiful to my eyes. Why would I want to take a photo with that background?

I told him, I prefer to snap my own selfie. Just like chicken and duck talking. He doesn't understand me. When I pointed my phone to take a selfie, he thought I was pointing the phone camera towards him. There you go he was posing like that in front of me. To avoid getting a ditch in the middle of this boat trip. I snap 2 of his photos to satisfy him. lol...He so funny weiiiii.... I was laughing hard alone with all the misunderstood.kekekeke...

End of my Pranburi exploration.

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Why Is It Important to Have a Wedding Hand Bouquet?

Wednesday, January 16, 2019 18 Comments
Any bride would surely want to look their best on their wedding not only because this is a special day but also to impress their guests. This is the reason why you have to plan ahead of time if you want everything to be polished. One thing that you should not forget on your wedding day is your hand bouquet. Just like how you choose a wedding gown, you also need enough time when searching for a hand bouquet and make sure that it will fit your dress.

Know the Importance of a Hand Bouquet

The idea of using flowers for a wedding had started in the Roman times. It symbolizes fertility wherein you will normally see orange blossoms, garlic, and herbs during this occasion. Romans and Greeks believed that the smell of flowers can somehow keep them away from evil spirits to guarantee the bride with a happy and peaceful marriage. However, herbs in the early days should be eaten by the newlyweds to heighten up their sexual desire.
During the Victorian period, there was a change in the tradition wherein the bride carries a bridal bouquet with a combination of flowers and herbs for a stylish look. It is important for you to know the different meanings of flowers especially those that are perfect for a wedding. Some of the popular flower shop that is known for providing the newlyweds good luck include magnolias, daisies, daffodils, roses, and orchids. There are also some flowers that you should avoid for your hand bouquets like marigolds, poppies, and lavender.

Another tradition related to a hand bouquet is the tossing wherein the bride will throw the bouquet and the girl that would catch it is said to get married next. Hand bouquets are indeed important to the bride on this memorable day. In this case, it is just right for you to look for the right-hand bouquet for your wedding day not only to follow the tradition but also for you to look stunning in front of your guests. Besides, this can also add up style for you to look good in wedding photos that will always remind you of this day.
To make it easier for you to find the right-hand bouquet, then you can take advantage of the internet where you can see the images of wedding bouquets from different florists. Compare the style as well as the price and have the one that suits your taste and your budget.

Sunday, January 13, 2019

Beaubelle Skin Care Review

Sunday, January 13, 2019 19 Comments
" The Beauty of a Woman must be seen from in her eyes because that is the doorway to her heart, the place where love resides. " - Audrey Hepburn

I kind of obsessed with eyes area skin care since mine is dry and always look fatigue to the extent people who look at me in one glance will always comment I don't have enough sleep all the time. Haihhh...

To me, eye creams are extremely necessary to keep the skin around eyes healthy.

Do you know the skin under the eyes area is different from anywhere else on the body?

One main reason I would think many will agree with me is, the skin under the eyes area is highly noticeable if you develop wrinkles, dark spots and puffiness.

You should not apply your face moisturizer on the skin under the eyes area. Why? This skin is very thin and extremely sensitive. Your skin may react badly if you use non-suitable skin care.

Recently, a box of Eye Elixirs from Beubelle reached my doorstep. Beubelle is well-known skin care from Swiss. They are famous with the holistic approach in skin care 4Rs principles :

* Renew for vitality
* Revive for Qi Flow
* Rebalance for Purity
* Relax for Calmness

Beubelle Ant-Fatigue Eye Contour Gel is one of the famous and best-selling eyes contour gel and well known for its effectiveness to helps correct early ageing signs like puffiness, sallow skin, dark circles and shadows brought on by stress. 

Totally feeling blessed that I found this high-tech, pearlized instant rescue eye gel with awesome ingredients such as Hyaluronic Acid, CA+3, Avocado Oil and Swiss Alpine Water.

If you are searching for good eye gel, look no further. 

What Beubelle Anti Fatigue Eye Contour Gel can do for your delicate eye skin area?

Round-the-Clock Repair

You just need to apply Beubelle Anti Fatigue Contour Gel in the morning and night to get 24/7 protection as treatment continue working all day and all night to repair your skin cells.

Hydration Cushion

I always experience dryness around my skin area which sometimes irritates my skin too. As I mentioned in my earlier post, one of the ingredients in Beubelle Anti Fatigue Eye Contour Gel is Hyaluronic Acid (HA) HA is famous with its capabilities to combat dryness and boot up hydration.

Actives Activation

Globes d' Actifs' spheres target specific skin conditions with specific actives.

Resistance Enhancer

I am not sure what is CA+3 with do for my skin when I read this is one of the ingredients? CA+3 apparently helps in strengthens skin's DNA to resist pollution and the various stressors of modern life.

Age Reversal

Fine lines, wrinkles, eye bags, dark circles, puffiness and dullness. Any more ageing symptoms list? I have it all. isk isk isk...Beaubell Anti Fatigue Eye Contour Gel claimed can combat all those. Yeayyyyy!!!!

How to apply Beubelle Anti Fatigue Eye Contour Gel?

I don't think applying eye gel has any other method. Just scoop a tiny bit of Anti Fatigue Eye Contour Gel on your finger. Apply in a circular motion around the eye contours. Apply this twice daily in morning and night for optimal results.

I am glad the texture is a gel. It feels soothing instead of stickiness and good absorption to the skin.

Here is my result after almost 2 weeks using Beubelle Anti Fatigue Eye Contour Gel. I still have the puffiness around my eyes and my eye bag is still visible. I will give myself at least 2 months for the optimum result. One most noticeable after using this for almost 2 weeks is my eye skin area is not dry and it becomes brighter and hopefully, this will work well in long time use.

You can get more details on Beubelle Swiss Skincare here :

Beaubelle Malaysia official Instagram : @beaubelle.malaysia
Beaubelle Official Website :

Good news for readers. If you purchase Beubelle Anti-Fatigue Eye Contour Gel using Coupon Code: CINDYRINA you will get your item delivered together with 3 FREE GIFTS : 

1. W3 Active Cleanse (30ml)
2. W3 Conditioning Toner (30ml)
3. Smart Tone Color Control Correction Cream SPF 30 (15g)

You can purchase online HERE.

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Things To Do in Huahin : Visit to Cha-Am

Tuesday, January 08, 2019 19 Comments
I have a chance to travel all the way to HuaHin, Thailand in early Dec 2018, last year. The trip more like rest and relax and also to clear my annual leave. Muahahaha...just started work for a month, I already dying to clear entitlement leave for the year. Way to go .... I was exploring the Southern part of Thailand for 6 days / 5 nights. Others usually travel to HuaHin from Bangkok for a night or two. But since AirAsia fly direct from KUL to HuaHin, don't tell me to just stay there for a night or two. It will waste my precious time to fly all the way there. I am so 'kiasu' to stay only a night or two. kekekeke

Well...if you decided to include HuaHin to your Bangkok trip, just hire a cab for THB3,000 for almost 3 hours journey from Bangkok. In general, HuaHin is a layback and peaceful place but worth to visit at least 2 nights. The price here is relatively expensive for me since I am Malaysia and my currency super small. It would be heaven if I at least earn SGD. Haishhhh!!!

I started my first full day in HuaHin by travelling around the city and Cha Am. List of place worth to visit if you are going to explore HuaHin and Cha Am.
Before I begin, I hired a private cab for a day to travel freely without worry about transportation. You can hire the cab for a full day here at HuaHin Cab. They have a good review and I am satisfied with their service too. Well if you are a daring type, driving around is possible since HuaHin road is not so busy.

I started my morning at 9am after a great buffet breakfast at Amari HuaHin. Happy tummy...happy me!!! muahahaha

Things to do at HuaHin

HuaHin Train Station

The rise of HuaHin began with the construction of this railway station in 1968. This railway station is not just a regular railway station but full of historical trace and also a good photo spot.

If you visit this place in the evening, you can walk to the nearby night market too. I think it's a 5-minute walk from this train station. But I visited this place in the morning and I have 2-night markets which only 5 minutes walk from my hotel. So I skip the night market near this train station. I don't spend much time here. I just walk around, read the history and talk some selfie. 

No entrance fee unless you want to take the train somewhere. 

What else you wanna me do here when my hotel served me awesome morning coffee?

Plearn Wan Shopping Village

This place open around 10am. My driver kind of stopped me by the roadside and show the blue building which is around 500 meter from the place the place he park the car to wait for me. Not easy to park since no specific parking spot here. I was a bit sceptical since he said just enter this blue building.

Plearn means Enjoy
Wan means YesterYear

This place is the first eco vintage village in Thailand. The entrance to this place is FOC. I really have fun exploring this place early in the morning since it's not so many people here yet. I can feel like walking into a live museum with many vintage items on display. There are many small shops selling food and snacks too. For those who love to shop for a souvenir, there are few shops for you to browse around and find some good items too.

Plearn Wan Shopping Village located between Soi 38 and 40, opposite Klai Klangwon Palace.
Operating hours 
Monday - Thursday : 10am to 10pm
Friday: 10am to midnight
Saturday: 9am to noon
Sunday : 9am to 10pm

Santorini Park

It is a beautiful place to walk around this place. This place is a huge retail space and the building is painted resemblance with a famous place in Greece called Santorini. So for those who love to take photo...this is a superb place to do so. Every corner has the best view.
You can kill your time taking 40 meter high Ferris Wheel and if you love taking photos just pay a visit to the Alive Museum which they have it here too.
My entrance ticket entitles me to enjoy the XD Dark Ride Interactive Motion Theater. It was a 4 minutes ride but seriously awesome experience. If you have a strong heart can check out the Haunted House here. I dare not!
I have fun exploring Miffy's Garden where they have many Mifty and friends figurine planted inside a beautiful garden. Another photo place for everyone.
There is a nice cafe around too for you to try out. I would say this place is an excellent destination for couples and families who are looking forward to having fun here. 

Santorini Park located at 555 Moo 3, Cha-Am 
Business Hours 
Monday - Friday : 10am to 7pm
Saturday - Sunday: 9am to 7pm
Entrance fees: THB150 for non-resident
Tickets for rides and some attractions price between THB120 to THB240

Camel Republic

I wanted to skip this place but find that its actually nearby Santorini Park. I was glad to visit this place. Not many people here and I think they are almost close enough to be out of business. Most of the shop and even toilet are without any lightings basically dark. 

Why I was glad to be at such place? was for the sake of the animals here. If you have been reading my blog, you will know how I am super afraid of any animal even a cat. You see all this animal are waiting for the visitor to feed them. They look super hungry. Ready to feed. I am not sure how the management of this place manage it. I could say from my observation they are underfed.

I would recommend you to visit for the sake of the animal and at the same time, you can enjoy a beautiful Moroccan style background for your photos. Apart from a mini zoo with all the hungry animal, you can enjoy some awesome rides too.

Camel Republic business hours
Monday to Friday: 10am to 6pm
Weekends and Thailand Public Holiday: 9am to 6:30pm

Cha-Am Beach

Skip this place if you don't want to play with water. Unless you wanna have a romantic walk by the beach then you can come to visit this place. Not many things here unless you want to enjoy seafood by the beach here. I just walk around and have some snacks here while enjoying the beautiful view.

I saw few 'Ang Moh' negotiating for a potential local girlfriend to hire. uhukhukuhuk..

Venezia HuaHin

This place is a bit different from The Primo Piazza which I visited last year. This place is a bigger scale and even have gondola service like in Venice. Every corner is beautiful here. I enjoy some street snacks and have fun exploring around feeling like in Europe. No need fly long hours to enjoy the view. They have so many similar replicas which one feels like travel all the way to Europe country. I bought my Venezia HuaHin entrance ticket online which save me a lot. 

Venezia HuaHin located at 1899 Petch Kasem Road, Sai Tai, Cha Am
Business hours: 10am to 11:30pm daily

I end my day at Cha-Am HuaHin with sweet memories from all these attractions. One of my friend who has visited HuaHin described as this is a retired place. I kind of like this place because of it less touristy and find this place a lot calmer and peaceful.

HuaHin is not just about visiting Santorini or little Italy or the feel of visiting Morocco. Subscribe to my blog HERE and get your latest update for my next adventure at Pranburi, HuaHin.

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Sunday, December 30, 2018

Althea Pore Purifying Serum Cleanser

Sunday, December 30, 2018 19 Comments
Althea came out with new brand Pore Purifying Serum Cleanser. 
Why Pore Purifying Cleanser?
I bet Althea has done a lot of research before developing this cleanser?

Do you know every hair on your body is a corresponding skin pore? 

Maintaining clean, healthy skin pores is crucial in your daily life. Read know why I say so...
Same like dirty drainage concept, our face is collecting oil and dirt around our pores. If we don't clear all the debris from our pores, it will clog with oil and dead skin cells. Then bacteria spread into the blockage and the growth of bacteria cause inflammation. 
Another bad news, your pore will stretch out more and it causes permanently shrink large pores.

Imagine how ugly your face will look with all this happening on your face?

Good news!
You can now care for your pores with the new Althea Pore Purifying Serum Cleanser. I would say this is not just another cleanse but it helps in caring for your pores with some serum benefit added in. 

I love the packaging of this cleanser with the sealed and secure cap which also prevents it from spill out too much. The content is a clear light blue liquid which one could even mistake it as toner or even just regular serum. This is a facial cleanser.

How to apply Althea Pore Purifying Serum Cleanser?

There are two ways to use Althea Pore Purifying Serum Cleanser.
1. To remove makeup
2. To cleanse the skin

Remove Makeup with Althea Pore Purifying Serum Cleanser

Step 1 - Pour adequate amount onto the palm.
Step 2 - Massage all over your skin in circular motions to remove dirt and makeup
Step 3 - Rinse off with water. You may have to use the second cleanser to remove any residue completely. 

I won't say Althea Pore Purifying Serum Cleanser will be a complete cleanser. This cleanser is perfect to be part of the double cleansing regime after wearing makeup all day long. I tried this on my skin and I definitely need to use another cleanser to remove all residue completely.

Check out the video which I created purposely to show you how this works on my skin.

Cleanse the skin using Althea Pore Purifying Serum Cleanser

Unlike using it in the morning after wake up. I can just use only this to cleanse my skin.

Step 1 - Dampen the skin and apply an adequate amount of product onto the palm of the hand
Step 2 - Gently massage the product all over your skin in circular motions for 5 - 10 seconds before rinsing off with water.

There is no need for double cleansing since I don't apply any makeup before sleeping...hehehehe..

This won't be my favourite cleanser since I hate double cleansing because it takes up so much of my time. But I think this is good if you are looking forward to extracting dirt from inside the pores and also maintain a healthy pH balance of the skin.

Be fair...No Pain No Gain. If you want to have good skin. Your effort is playing an important factor.

How much is Althea Pore Purifying Serum Cleanser?

The price is RM33 for 150ml/bottle.

Where you can purchase your own Althea Pore Purifying Serum Cleanser and start caring for your pore?

You can purchase at Althea website HERE . Please don't forget to use Code : PBSHIP to enjoy FREE SHIPPING.

Wednesday, December 26, 2018

Stay Fresh Body Sparkling Mist with Titi Kamal x Althea Korea

Wednesday, December 26, 2018 19 Comments
There are so many fragrance options at the counter... Why would I need a body mist?

This is the question came to my mind when body mist comes to a trend a few years back. When I first tried body mist 3 years back, my conclusion of body mist compare to regular perfume, they're softer, lighter and gives the wearer a pleasant smell. 

I notice, body mist, in particular, doesn't last long. You have to re-apply your body mist throughout the day to maintain that all over scents. By spraying the body mist all day long result to subtle fragrance boost. I would say the result is so different than applying perfume throughout the day. Imagine you keep spraying the perfume all day will end up keeping everyone away from you like 'skunk'. muahahaha

The leading online K Beauty Store Althea Korea recently did their very first celebrity collaboration. I may be a K drama junkie but I am also familiar with the popular Indonesian movie call 'Ada Apa Dengan Cinta'. The first celebrity collaboration is with Titi Kamal the beautiful talented movie star and singer from Jakarta Indonesia. She is the star for this most talked movie.

Althea introduces the first body mist called Stay Fresh Body Sparkling Mist as collaboration with Titi Kamal who is also enthusiastic about beauty. Althea team work closely with Titi Kamal to produce a great body mist to present to all beauty lover out there.

I have tried this Althea Stay Fresh Body Sparkling Mist and amaze with its lightweight and the fragrance kind of a mixture of floral rose, fruity peaches and orange which is also a favourite of  Titi Kamal. Who doesn't loves the sweet scents of peaches and zesty orange? While for those who have been reading my blog would know I am a sucker when it comes to roses smells. kekeke

The scents combination of Althea Stay Fresh Body Sparkling Mist, I would say perfect and not overly done for one to spray this throughout the day to stay fresh. The packaging kind of perfect to slip one into a handbag and bring out with you anytime. 

To me body mists is not just for body spray since the texture is kind of lightweight, thanks to its low concentration of perfume oils which you can even spray it on the most delicate fabrics. So whenever you change the sheets just give it a good spray with body mists and you will be snoring in scented bliss.

Sometimes we tend to eat in our car while trapping in hours traffic jam. Eating in the car can leave unwanted odours. You can spray your body mist out to give the car a touch of your unique scent.

I would say, if you find a perfect body mist, don't grab only one bottle. Grab more and stock up more of this. You can get Althea Stay Fresh Body Sparkling Mist at ALTHEA KOREA for only RM35. Just use code: PBSHIP for FREE DELIVERY.

Sunday, December 23, 2018

Why You Should Add Pandan Leaves Into Your Cooking?

Sunday, December 23, 2018 19 Comments
I grew up with occasionally Mum or Grandma asked me to cut the Pandan Leaves at the backyard to add into their cooking. Most of the house we move into during my childhood time, it is convenient to get Pandan Leaves or Screw Pines Leaves. Now when most of us live in a high rise building, it is hard for us to see Pandan Leaves plant other then get it a Groceries Store. 

At that time, I only thought Pandan Leaves just for sweet fragrance smells. After doing some research, I found out Pandan leaves offer many health benefits such as : 

1. Helps to boost appetite

Just drop some of this into your rice or porridge. It works well to boost up your appetite.

2. Great remedy for pains and cramps

Mixed pandan leaves juice with coconut oil and apply this mixture to arthritis patients.

3. Helps in controlling blood sugar

Studies have shown that drinking extract of pandan leaves can help to reduce plasma glucose levels.

4. Lowering Blood Pressure

Add pandan leaves extract to your favourite drink twice a day. It can help in lowering symptoms of high blood pressure.

5. Helpful in Gout

All you need is to boil screwpine leaf with water or add few drops of Pandan Leaves extract. It helps in to reduce uric acid and get rid of kidney stones by drinking the remedy regularly.

There are many to list down but I will stop at just five since we all now know Pandan Leaves is not just for fragrance smell. Let us include Pandan Leaves into our daily life for its health benefits.

Well, its still depends on how you wanna use Pandan Leaves in cooking. It such a hassle for us in busy and hectic life to cut, blend and squeeze the pandan leaves for its juice. That was an old-time story. Nowadays, we are in a convenient era. Almost everything is made to cater to our hectic lifestyle.

Recently, I found this Pandan Leaf Extract which is made using the encapsulation technology to preserve natural pandan flavour. This natural aroma will be released once it heated up.

I tried this over the weekend with some simple 'tong sui' boiled.

Wash and soaked barley for 10 minutes and boiled it together with some red dates to give the sweetness. 

I just add all the ingredients including a few drops of Pandan Leaf Extract into the slow cooker. I added some dried longan after it boils. By the way, this is a sugar-free 'tong sui'. 

How does this taste? It tastes delicious. Indeed the pandan leaf extract did make a difference. It brings out the sweetness and smells the fragrance.

How does Pandan Leaf Extraction Process?

Step 1 Sorting and cleaning of fresh leaves

Step 2 Slicing of leaves using the vegetable cutter

Step 3 Drying leaves using fluid bed dryer

Step 4 Sonication by Ultrasound

Step 5 Enzymatic

Step 6 Solvent extraction 

Step 7 Concentration using evaporator

Step 8 Microencapsulation

Step 9 Homogenizing

Not bad for a Pandan Leaf Essence. Taste and smells just like old time grandma pandan leaves extract.

For more details about Pandan Leaf Extract you can browse more at this official website :

Where can you buy natural Pandan Leaf Essence in Malaysia?

You can get this online at

Last check the price at RM36 per bottle. Buy 3 at FREE DELIVERY. You don't like the liquid version? Well, no worry you can even buy the powder at this shop. Awesome convenient!

Important tips: Avoid add pandan leaf essence to the sour or bitter mixture because it only blends well and enhances sweetness.

Tuesday, December 18, 2018


Tuesday, December 18, 2018 0 Comments

Have you been to Mitsui Outlet Park KLIA before?

Mitsui Outlet Park KLIA Sepang (MOP KLIA), Japan’s branded factory outlet shopping mall is decked out with the Nutcracker themed displays this holiday season from 1st of December 2018 till 1st January 2019. Shoppers are invited to experience the magic of this holiday season here with its unique and many fun activities for all ages.

Decorated with vibrant colours of red and green, the MOP KLIA’s Nutcracker-themed holiday inspiration, which features snowflakes music box, musical Christmas tree and many other colourful ornaments have transformed the outlet mall into a magical toy land.

Complementing the vibrant displays are fun activities that also include Meet and Greet ‘Ejen Ali’ - the mascot, Colouring Workshops, a Christmas Theatre screening popular holiday movies from the 8 – 11 December 2018, Christmas Card Workshops and Gift Wrapping Service on the weekends of 15-16 December and 22-23 December, Santa and Santarina Walkabout from the 22-25 December and lots more.

Shopping at MOP KLIA has never been this rewarding with up to 90% discount from 24 November 2018 until 1 January 2019. In addition to the discounts, shoppers are also eligible to participate in a contest that will win them a Toyota Avanza as the grand prize with a minimum spend of RM300 in a maximum of two receipts. Shoppers would just need to complete and deposit the entry form into the drop box available at the Information Counter at Sunshine Square. 

Additionally, those who spend a minimum of RM200 in a maximum of 2 receipts will win instant gifts from the ‘Garapon Wheel of Surprises’, which is also located at the Sunshine Square.  Some of the exciting prizes include a pair of tour package to Japan, ACE Luggage, G-Shock or Citizen Vouchers worth RM300, Fan Japan vouchers worth RM30, food vouchers worth RM10, Ferris Wheel tickets and snacks.

With 200 stores to shop from, shoppers are offered great bargains from a variety of branded lifestyle stores ranging from fashion and beauty, household, to food items. “MOP KLIA is an ideal place to shop for Christmas gifts and items for a New Year makeover. Shoppers can enjoy good discounts of up to 70% all year round and on festive occasions – up to 90% discount. MOP KLIA is the place to be for all your shopping needs this season,” said Mr TJ Cheah, Deputy Managing Director, MFMA Development.

MOP KLIA is strategically located, just 8 minutes away from KLIA and approximately 45 minutes from KL City Centre. The outlet mall is easily accessible through the various highways namely ELITE, LDP, KESAS, MAJU and NKVE. Getting to MOP KLIA is also convenient via the KLIA Ekspres which departs from KL Sentral every 20 minutes to KLIA and klia2 and thereafter visitors can take the dedicated free shuttle bus that is offered to and fro KLIA and klia2.

Up till 1st January 2019, visitors can also enjoy an additional free shuttle bus service to and from MOP KLIA - Tune Hotel - Sama-Sama Hotel - Movenpick Hotel that is made available every day from 10.00am to 8.50pm.

For more information on upcoming offers, promotions and happenings at MOP KLIA, visit or

Saturday, December 15, 2018

10 Wishes From My All Time Favourite K Beauty Store Althea Korea

Saturday, December 15, 2018 18 Comments
Dear Althea Santarina,

I started my year 2018 with the closure of the place I worked for a few years. I was the last person to leave the company. I then started a new life with an opening company but it doesn't work out for me. I was not happy there. I recently joined the other company. This is a place I want to be for a long time. I like the people here and learning new things every day. But I feel I am lacking with confidence in me. Please allow me to Welcome Year 2019 with great confidence out of me. Please grant my wishes, for me to stay more presentable and be happy in this new place.

Angel Cindyrina

Moonshot Micro Setting it Cushion (12g) RM87

I never try this before but I read this Cushion sheer and skin soothing. Moreover, it sets and fixes the skin with a non-cakery finish. Plus it does not transfer easily. This is what I want since the year 2019 will start with me travels out for work. Oh! I hope this last long too.

Nacific Real Rose Floral Toner (180ml) Price RM53

Since I love the smell of roses, I really wanted to try this hydrating toner that made with 92% real rose petals. Owhhh!!! so sweet right? Apparently, this is not just a simple toner. It also contains Centella Asiatica extracts that help to exfoliate dead skin cells too. Awesome right?

Innisfree Whitening Pore Cream (50ml) Price RM102

I always conflicting myself to get whitening or pore cream. But then I read Innisfree have whitening pore cream is like heaven answered my prayer. Who wants to sponsor me this? Pweaseeeee!!!!! Did I mention this make from tangerine peel? I bet it smells awesome citrus. You know why I think this is good and must have? Its always 'sold out'!

Missha 4D Mascara (7g) Price RM16

Since I am not good at drawing eyeliner, I always make sure to apply at least mascara. 4D mascara? I would love to try this out since I never try any of this before. I tried the super lashes mascara before though.

It's Skin Power 10 Formula WH Effector (30ml)  Price RM30

I remember bought this same brand for my sis during my trip to Jeju recently but I forgot to get one for myself. I have a dark spot problem due to too long hours expose under the sun. I think this will helps to recover my loses and hopefully can reduce my dark spot.

Color Deep Cushion Tint (4.2g)  RM36

I tried once and love it so much. It works like having a mechanical pen in my handbag. Whenever I feel like touching up my lips just open the cover and pump out once then glide onto my lip. Walahhh...muakssss!!! Love the colour too. Super vibrant and suit my skin.

CP-1 Raspberry Hair Vinegar (500ml) Price RM31

This is my one and only hair treatment which I recommended to others and they just fall in love with it for an instant. It helps to soften, detangles and smoothes troubled hair. Just because its vinegar, you think this will make my hair smells sour. Hell no! My hair smells sweet like raspberry. You even feel like wanna munch it as a snack.

Althea Velvet Powder (3g) RM16

Ever since Althea came out with it's on face powder, I never step out from the house without applying this on my face. I love the lavender version because the smells its awesome. It gives me a fresh look without even drying out my skin. Love how it helps my makeup look great. Like its name, the powder is soft and gentle on skin.

Mamonde Creamy Tint Color Balm Intense (2.5g) Price RM29

I love the highly adhesive velvety texture of this tint. It just a tint but the creaminess smooth glide on lips ensure my lips moisture and prevent from cakiness. Mamonde Creamy Tint is really presenting intense colour pigmentation. I don't need a lipstick if I travel out with this awesome Tint.

Milky and Whitening Eye Cream (15ml) Price RM19

Eye cream or Eye gel normally cost a bomb and still doesn't guarantee effectiveness. I was sceptical when first try this because of the price. I tried once and bought one for my sis too. We both love it. Well, it doesn't really help to cure that panda eyes. I can assure it helps in moisturising the under eye well. Its really quick absorption and keep eyes hydrated.