Friday, December 31, 2021

New Year Resolution 2022


 


Since this will be my final blog post for the year 2021, let's keep it short.

Pat on our back. We survive another year. 

I remember in my younger days, used to set a long list of new year resolutions almost every year without fail. When I  take a look at my list from old diaries...Gosh! I almost fall off my chair.

Why is it all the same? As if a copy and paste the reso on yearly basis. Even the order is kind of 80% similar. **facepalm** ish ish ish...


I would say the first top three in my new year reso was Lose Weight, Save Money, Stay Healthy. Jeng...Jeng...Deja Vu! This was a common New Year resolution. There were seven others on the list but it was just my childish dream. Lets the dream be the dream and things shouldn't come true for a reason. Believe in Gods Will!


As I grow older, at this age the new year resolution isn't my thing anymore. I will not live my life towards any resolution. It won't work anyway. Not for me. Maybe ageing made me things this way. Or perhaps this is called maturity? I don't know. I just live my life in my own limited world and I want to keep it this way. I don't want to corrupt my life by associating with others to maintain my peaceful life.


My new year 2022 GOAL will be: - 

πŸ‘‰ Daily 5km morning walk

πŸ‘‰ Enjoy the morning sun and fresh air

πŸ‘‰ Live a healthy and happy life


HAPPY NEW YEAR 2022 to anyone who read my blog. Thank you for your visit and interest in my life story.πŸ˜…

Your visit to my blog means great support for the existence of this blog.




Wednesday, December 29, 2021

My Bed Time Beauty Ritual - Burt's Bees Ultra Conditioning Lip Balm

 



I have never written about this before. But today, I am sharing with you my bedtime beauty ritual. I am not talking about those basic skincare ritual kinds of things. Most woman, I know would clean their face, then apply the serum or essence and moisturizing. Some even apply a face mask pack. But there is something more unusual which I added to my nighttime beauty ritual.No! No! it's not a body lotion. Slather body lotion all over my crocodile skin is part of the beauty standard routine.πŸ˜‚


I applied a foot pack for better quality sleep. Another unusual bedtime ritual is to apply lip balm on my lip. I swear this works for my dry and cracked lips. I have been doing this for 2 years now. I wake up with sift and super-smooth lips.


Of course, I am using the Burt's Bees Ultra Conditioning Lip Balm from my very own Shopee Store. I started this store 2 years ago for fun.


Back to my favourite Burt's Bees Ultra Conditioning Lip Balm. What is so special about this Lip Balm? First of all, this lip balm is rich in butter and oils and it helps to hydrate and condition dry lips. Another bonus point for this awesome Lip Balm, it gives deep condition to your lips without even leaving that waxy feel.


You should see how magical it work when gliding on your favourite lipstick on top of this lip balm. Your lip looks more fresh and moist. Best of all, this is not just for women. You can share it with your husband or even your kids who sometimes suffer dry and crack lips.


Burt's Bee Ultra Conditioning Moisturising Lip Balm is formulated without Parabens, Phthalates, SLS or petroleum. Totally 100% Natural Origin. 


Where to buy Burt's Bees Ultra Conditioning Lip Balm in Malaysia?


CLICK ON THIS PRODUCT LINK


This excellent Lip Balm is perfect for gifting. if you are looking for one.πŸ˜€

Sunday, December 26, 2021

Is it Worth To Stay At Lexis Hibiscus , Port Dickson?


 

We booked rooms which are Premium Pool Villa and Panorama Sea View Villa. The staycation was sponsored by my parent. 'Sugar Daddy' sponsored the accommodation and Sugar Mummy for our food. All 4 of us siblings plus 2 nieces and 1 brother in law just follow like the parasite. WTH!


Anyway, this stay was specifically requested by my Dad who has been longing for a family trip and all his children gather at one place. Yeah..we are sort of scattered around kind of family and hardly see each other unless special occasion. I brought my parent for a Lexis Hibiscus staycation once, that was many years ago when the place are still new and well maintained. My Dad super loves the place. I guess because they can enjoy the pool privacy kind of thing. As for me, I don't really like pool because keep thinking about how many people has been in there urinating and farting. I will just keep my detailed imagination to myself.


My third sister came to pick up from my last sis with her 5-series BMW (no need to whoa...so soon. it was a loan car since she is working in that company. Anyway, she is serving notice after 10 years of slavery at BMW. So this is sort of our last chance to take a BMW car. WTH!


Where to lunch at PD?


We started our journey at 10am. Met my first sister and her family at lunch place, called TapaqKing Ikan Bakar, Port Dickson. My first sister's family was waiting for us there. If you ask about the food there, my honest review will be......I won't visit them again for the second time.




TapaqKing Ikan Bakar, Port Dickson honest review


The food was OK but not so great that I want to repeat it again. They serve a variety of grilled fish, squid, masak lemak udang galah, soup and many more Malay dishes. Ample parking and spacious set up to dine in. But I was put off by the cleanliness. The tray and cutleries were dirty. It was raining the night before, the chair was wet. I requested the worker there to wipe it for me but it took too long for just one cloth. I was waiting there at the table until my sister offered me a tissue to wipe it. So, in conclusion, I won't return to TapaqKing due to the cleanliness of the tray and cutleries. There are many flies too. Urghhhh!!!! right after I have mild diarrhoea even before reaching Lexis. Lucky not the heavy one! isk isk isk. Oh! I have no complaints about the pricing but definitely above average kind of pricing to manage expectations. I won't come back again! You can try soft serve ice cream as a dessert. 




PD Water Front


Since we still have time before the check-in, so decided to bring our parents to visit the waterfront. End up sitting in the Starbuck PD Waterfront for some dessert. My first sister and her family didn't join us due to a car technical problem. She just bought the car but the technician who did her first service was so reckless leading to some engine oil leakage. 




Lexis Hibiscus during the social distancing era


We reached Lexis at nearly 3pm. The checked-in process is quite fast and easy since I have emailed all the documentation needed 2 days before. The documents needed - IC photocopy of all guests, health declaration form fill up. Just make sure all guests have fully vaccinated accordingly. 

If you booked a Premium Pool Villa and others just check in at the lobby. My other room was the Panorama Seaview Villa has to be checked in at Lighthouse. Just take the buggy and show them the booking voucher to go to the lighthouse. The Panorama Seaview Villa is entitled to 2 hi-tea at Lighthouse. Which I went to enjoy it alone since the rest of my family was busy diving in the pool. kekekekeke...It was training though!


Food at Lexis Hibiscus, PD


If you asked me to review the Lighthouse hi-tea....mmmm...it doesn't really worth the price. But since it's included inside the package booked, so no choice lor..

The waiter tried to sell me the breakfast package at Lighthouse. But for me who calculate every single thing, think it's not worth it. Lighthouse breakfast package at RM70/- per pax. Ala carte with choices of Nasi Lemak or American Breakfast / Waffle set. WHAT????? I rather don't take breakfast or if hungry just drink coffee. The panorama Seaview room only comes with a buffet breakfast for 2 at Roselle Cafe. I gave it to my parent to enjoy. My parent said the buffet breakfast was ok but the coffee and tea taste sucks!


Dinner at Lexis Hibiscus, a bit disappointed since the Roselle Cafe only allow BBQ buffet customer to sit in to dine.The price for a BBQ buffet dinner at RM90/pax. Siau weiiiii!!!! there are 9 of us in the family. Even our 'sugar daddy and sugar mummy' 'Tarik diri' from sponsorship when they heard the price. kakakakaka... Lucky, we can still order a la carte menu for room service. The price we paid was around RM200 plus for the not so good taste food. Anyway, our 'sugar mummy' commented, waste of her sponsorship. hahahahaha..Which all of us agreed!


Lexis Hibiscus Room


Talk about room cleanliness... If I were to rate them, it will be 2 stars out of 10. Seriously, the housekeeping and maintenance need to buck up. The class door was stained with lots of fingerprints. Then the shower room water flow isn't going down properly. The Panorama Seaview room which we paid for RM1,458 per room doesn't work properly. End up we have to shower in the bathtub. The Premium Seaview room booked comes with a very bad phone. We have a problem with paging for the buggy ride. We need that though because my parent can't walk far. My mum is in a wheelchair. The same goes with the furniture really old. The bedding make my back hurt badly. The whole place is run down pretty bad. It doesn't worth our money paid for the room at all.

All of us just can't wait to check out from there. Check out from Lexis Hibiscus was easy breezy. Just need to drop the key card inside the box. 




Lunch at Hayyan Huda Opah's Kitchen , Seremban, Negeri Sembilan


We were glad to choose this place for lunch. The road to this place is kind of challenging. Narrow and hilly road. But if you would like to try Negeri Sembilan authentic dishes, you can come here. The price is much more affordable and the place is clean plus the food was good too. But beware, the Negeri Sembilan dishes are always super spicy. They are famous for 'Masak Lemak Cili Api' or the 'Yellow Curry'. Advisable to go early. The place was packed with people even at 12 noon sharp!

At least we end our staycation with a good lunch. Not that bad after all!


If we ever visit Port Dickson again, Lexis Hibiscus don't deserve our money. We will try other places.

Saturday, December 25, 2021

Hada Labo 'We Care For Nature' Campaign Pledges

 



Hada Labo’s ‘We Care for Nature’ campaign is back for the second year in collaboration with the Malaysia Nature Society (MNS) and Watsons Malaysia.  

 

This year, Hada Labo has pledged its ‘We Care for Nature’ CSR fund to the replanting of forest trees in Kuala Selangor Nature Park where trees are scarce especially at the river bund area. Kuala Selangor Nature Park has recently lost a huge number of trees due to ecotourism.

 

According to MNS, planting trees along the river bund is important. In addition to offering habitat to the wildlife and increasing the number of bird species, the natural source of wood debris and leaf litter will also provide a food source for the freshwater organisms and help cool down the water temperature for the otters and fishes in the river.  

 


From 1 – 31 December 2021, Hada Labo will donate RM1 from the sales proceed of every Hada Labo Booster Serum sold at Watsons outlets nationwide to the ‘We Care for Nature’ fund.

 

Hada Labo recently launched its upgraded Hada Labo H.A. Supreme Booster Serum, which is offered in three variants, namely the Hyaluronic Acid (H.A.) Supreme Vita Brightening Booster Serum, H.A. Supreme Cera Hydrating Booster Serum and the H.A. Supreme Cica Soothing Booster Serum to tackle different skin conditions. They are free of alcohol, fragrance, mineral oil and colourants, which make them suitable for all skin types.

 

According to Lim Mei Yuen, the General Manager of Rohto-Mentholatum Malaysia, ‘We Care for Nature’ is an annual CSR commitment by Hada Labo to give back to nature by means of planting more trees to combat global warming.

 


  

“Our contribution to help heal the health of the earth is also crucial to the cultivation and protection of the health and longevity of our society. Natural environment with greenspace has been always been associated with good health,” said Lim.

 

Lim added that she hopes the public will support this cause and contribute to the replanting of forest trees at Kuala Selangor Nature Park. Hada Labo aims to plant 700 saplings along the 2km stretch of the river bund area.

 

For more information or to support this campaign, log on to Hada Labo Malaysia website or follow their Facebook page: MyHadaLabo   

Saturday, December 18, 2021

The New Hada Labo H.A Supreme Booster Serum

 



Whenever this new Hada Labo H. A Supreme Booster Serum ad video keep on passing by my FB, I just can't wait to get my hands on this. Finally, reached my doorstep to experience it on my skin. My skin has been craving for this because the booster can be considered a powerful fix to resolve specific skin problems. 


The New Hada Labo H. A Supreme Booster serum, unlike other normal serum. It helps to obtain results faster due to its ingredients that are concentrated in a larger amount. When it first hit my skin, I thought the texture will be heavier since it's concentrated but to my amazement, the texture is lighter and easily absorb into my skin.




The New Hada Labo H.A Supreme Booster Serum is suitable for those who are looking out to treat skin issues such as :


πŸ‘‰ Dryness

πŸ‘‰ Dullness

πŸ‘‰ Fine lines

πŸ‘‰ Acne


The New Hada Labo H.A Supreme Booster serum is infused with 4 levels of premium Hyaluronic Acid (H.A) and concentrated ingredients to boost the function of your skincare products in fighting :


πŸ’“ Dark spots

πŸ’“ Fine lines

πŸ’“ Blemishes


Through a study conducted by Hada Labo, it is proven that this booster serum is able to :


πŸ’§ Reduce acne scars and dark spots by 48%

πŸ’§ Soothe skin irritation in just 5 minutes 

πŸ’§ Provide 24 hours deep hydration to the skin


The Hada Labo H.A Supreme Booster Serum is offered in three variants to tackle different skin conditions:


πŸ’¦ H.A Supreme Vita Brightening Booster Serum (HERO PRODUCT) 

Price RM89/30ml

This brightening skin booster is enriched with effective Whitening Injection formula (5% Niacinamide, Vitamin B12 and Hyaluronic Acid) to provide deep hydration and brighten skin tone. It includes the following properties :


πŸ‘‰ Helps to brighten dull skin, reduce dar spots, reduce acne marks by 48% for bright glowing skin;

πŸ‘‰ Enriched with 4 types of Hyaluronic Acid that provides intense moisture to the skin;

πŸ‘‰ Its lightweight texture that is fast absorbing helps deliver the concentrate deep into the skin (i.e. 1.5mm dermis layer)


πŸ’¦ H.A Supreme Cera Hydrating Booster Serum

Price RM89/30ml


Well, if your skin is dehydrated, this is definitely your go-to booster serum. As its name suggest, the H.A Supreme Cera Hydrating BoosterSerum helps to penetrate deep into the skin to strengthen the barrier keeping skin well hydrated and pores visibly smaller.

Enriched with 4 types of Hyaluronic Acid alongside of Ceramide, these booster variants by Hada Labo provides :

πŸ‘‰ intense moisture to the skin

πŸ‘‰ build up skin protective barrier to prevent moisture loss

πŸ‘‰ 24 hours deep hydration to the skin


πŸ’¦ H.A Supreme Cica Soothing Booster Serum

Price RM89/30ml


This particular booster serum is enriched with 20,000ppm Cica Complex and 4 types of Hyaluronic Acid. The Cica Soothing booster serum helps :

πŸ‘‰ soothe and calm acne-prone irritated in just 5 minutes

πŸ‘‰ provides ample moisture to skin


How to apply The New Hada Labo H.A Supreme Booster Serum?


Step 1 Apply after Hada Labo lotion (Day and Night)

Step 2 Apply a pea-sized amount of booster serum to your cheeks, forehead, nose and chin

Step 3 Gently tap, pat and smooth the serum out onto the face until thoroughly absorbed.


By the way the Hada Labo H.A Supreme Booster serum is free of alcohol, fragrance, mineral oil and colourants, which make them suitable for all skin types.


Where to buy the New Hada Labo H.A Supreme Booster Serum?


It is available starting Dec 2021 at all leading pharmacies as well as an official Mentholatum online store at Shopee.com.my and Lazada.com.my.





Wednesday, December 15, 2021

Type of People to Stay Away From

 


Recently, someone who I last met 20 years ago, contacted me. I never change my phone number. I'm not close to her at all. She was an acquaintance. Not even my ex-colleague. She somehow found my blog thru my ex-colleague. Out of the blue, message me.


She was saying, I wasted my life at this age. Why go for early retirement when you are not even in the 50s yet. You know, that typical 'Kaypoh' Auntie talk. Of course! I was annoyed by her messages. I don't really reply to her much. I tried to give a short answer possible.  I don't even know her well. The way she talks is as if she has been stalking me for so long. I recalled only meeting and talking to her thrice in my entire life. Then she went on......Jeng...Jeng...Jeng..she was trying to recruit me as her MLM downline. At this point, I just hit the 'three dots' on the right-hand side and click blocked. Adoi!!!! Yeah, man! stay far away from this type of people. I know some of you may say she just trying her luck. But to me, she is a nuisance and disturbs my peaceful life. Her words, to me, isn't pleasant and disturb my mind peace. I usually, stay far away from this type of people the most.


I don't know how to choose a friend. But....in my life there are a few types of people, I usually avoided at all cause because I don't want to hurt my own feeling.


1. The MLM people. Nothing wrong with MLM but my soft-hearted attitude might damage my purse. I am not rich though. I may end up poor if befriend those people.


2. People who always make fun of whatever I do or always mock me. This type of person mentally bullied an introvert like me. So hate this kind of people. 


3. People who have a bully attitude. This type of person really stresses me out. I feel like this type of person could drive me into suicide.


4. People who take me for granted really hurt my feeling because I am super sensitive.


5. People who love to complain about every single thing. I feel this type of person doesn't know the word 'Thankful' in his/her life. So negative!


6. Stay far away from people who have a habit to lie, cheat and betrayal habit.


7. People who constantly try to change your life. Who is he/she to judge and do that? He/She that good, meh? 'Kaypohchee'

More to list down, backstabber, the gossiper and many more and more.

All these kinds of people could give scars or affect my life. If possible please stay away from rude and depressing people. Surround your life with positive and good people to live life peacefully and happily.


I would rather have no friend than befriend those people. 




Recruited one follower yesterday morning. I never get this closed with a dog. I used to be afraid of dogs. To be exact, I don't like to be associated with any animal, not even a cat. My heart was beating super fast like going to explode when he approached me this morning. I tried my very best to open my mind and pray hard this thing won't bite me. But he looks super friendly and cheeky. Cuteness overloaded! I called him 'Peanut Butter' because I don't see his Mummy anywhere to ask for the name. 'Peanut Butter' was wagging his tail and started running along beside me. He was smiling and excited jumping around. I brave myself to play around with him. I feel like had overcome my fear for the first time. Yeayyyyy!!!!! 



Then met this cat sitting quietly in-between 'pandan leaves' and 'ginger flower' bushes. What, He/She thought I couldn't see, is it? You think you look green, is it? Blend with those bushes? hahahahaha



Back home saw my leek and morning glory plant is doing well. But my coriander needs CPR or go into ICU.


Check out the video I shot this morning. 'Peanut Butter' was running beside me happily!



Monday, December 13, 2021

Will I Be Able To Get The Right Booster?

 



I received a notification from MySejahtera App for the third booster shot on the 5th of Dec 2021. I made a call to the designated medical centre to inquire about the booster brand. They told me it will be the 'Pz' brand. My first 2 doses were 'SinV'. I was contemplating for a few days on to go or not to go. Should I gamble on my body or not. Really worried about the side effect. My first sis who is working in the hospital advised me to get the same brand shot since my body condition isn't that great. Since she is the frontline, so she has gotten all three shots and at 'Pz' all the way.


When I read the news, the KKM recommended mixing 'SinV' with 'Pz'. To be honest, I don't really have faith in the authority advice. Those people won't take any responsibility if things got to mess up when they affect my health. I need to trust my own gut feeling on making the decision. By the time you read this line, you should have understood how messed up my feeling is, right now. I don't know what is right what is wrong!


On the night of 4th Dec 2021, I decided to reject the appointment scheduled for the reason 'I couldn't make it. 

They should have provided space for me to write down my own reason. Which I would write, my preference and concern. It's my health for goodness sake!


Then on the 11th Dec 2021, I received 2nd invitation for the appointment at the same place for the 14th Dec 2021. They sent out the notification via SMS at 3am. WTH! I would say the idiot who set up the notification is some no brain people. 

I made a call just now with the hope they have 'SinV'. I received another disappointing answer. Sorry Miss, at this moment we only have the 'Pz' brand. I immediately cancelled the appointment with the reason 'Not Well' for this time. 


Now you see our authority style of working? They are like knocking their head on the wall a thousand times. Then make a conclusion we are against the booster shot!

They will never find out the real concerns. I don't like my body to become a cocktail glass. Mix this shot and that shot in one. I do not sort of a 'guinea pig' for some people or even someone to help you complete your KPI.


Why I don't pay for my booster shot at a private clinic? If other people can get it free, why do I need to live in this country being discriminated against to this extend? I haven't received any single sen support ever since lost my job 2 years back. I am still a loyal taxpayer now. I declared every since things. What do I get? Understand my feeling?


They can schedule for another 100 times, I will only respond positively until you match the right booster shot for me. I heard they will change the vaccination status in MySejahtera next year if still don't get it. Not sure about this but if they do, I will stay put at home until they give me 'SinV'.

For goodness sake, this is my health and life you are playing with. 




Sunday, December 5, 2021

How to Set Up An Ergonomic Home Office?

 



I bought a new writing desk from shopee but after the setup, it is far from stable. Ah! what do I expect from a less than RM90 table, right? So, I end up swapping it with my dining table, which is more solid to spend time working for hours there. I still haven't gotten myself a proper chair to sit on. As you can see in the photo above my so 'old school' home office set-up. Feeling like a teacher with no students.πŸ˜…


We are living in a digital era and most of us spend more hours in front of computers at home. So traditional home office set up, which is just table, chair and computer kind of outdated trend.

Improper set-up could lead to body stress by staying in an uncomfortable position for long hours. Prolong for this ignorance could result in MSDs (Musculoskeletal Disorders).


How to set up an ergonomic home office?


Proper Ergonomic Home Office setup is necessary these days to avoid the possibility of bad posture syndrome and at the same time could increase work quality and productivity.

The most important to achieve my dream ergonomic home office of my dream is suitable furniture.


1. Choose the right height for the chair and desk


I remember during my working days, my ex-employer provided an ergonomic chair and adjustable table for us. We can adjust the desk and chair according to body type and make sure the proper positioning to avoid muscular injuries. I find it is necessary to have a good quality adjustable desk and ergonomic chair for us to work at the right posture. My ex-employer even provided a standing desk which helped with my back pain problem those days because I couldn't sit for too long.


2. Proper distance from computer monitor


The ideal distance from your monitor is 20 inches and the top of your monitor should be at just eye-level position. Your eyes should be directed slightly downward so it don't strain your neck and eye. One tip for you is to know your monitor at the right distance. If you can touch the screen with a fingertip (just do it like the ET styleπŸ˜†), then it is at the ideal distance.


3. Good lighting


Too bright could cause glare on the monitor screen and not sure about other people but it gives me headaches. It's not about just adequate lighting but when setting up a home office you could adjust the light so it doesn't shine directly on you. This is to reduce the risk of eye strain and headaches.

As for my home office, the desk is positioned right beside the window. You can install blinds but I have both day and blackout curtains to suit my needs.


4. Space to move around


I have a claustrophobic syndrome, so I need to have proper space and a big room to move around freely. At the same time, I could stretch or even stand for a few times to improve my blood circulation. Do not stress your body by sitting in one place for too long. Even if you have good expensive ergonomic furniture would harm your body if you don't move around in a day.


Is it worth it to set up an ergonomics home office?

Well, I would say this is worth of investment for your health in a long time. Trust me! You don't want to spend more on health maintenance in your later time. Prevention is better than cure. For now, I would continue with my planning and slowly implement my dream ergonomic home office.πŸ˜”


If you are looking for good ergonomic home office furniture in Malaysia, you may have deep dive into Evis website. Evis is a well-known pioneer and no.1 for Adjustable Table & Smart Standing Desk in Malaysia.


Friday, November 26, 2021

Life After Hard Works

 



Those days, I used to wake up at 5am just to beat the horrendous traffic jam to the workplace. Then wait till the sun goes down to drive back with ease traffic. See? Life for me those days was like out from home before the sun up and only reaching back home after sundown. I was practically in the dark all the time. 

I have no time to walk, breathe the fresh air and enjoy the birds chirping. I can do this only when travelling abroad or on vacation.


So? How am I doing these days?




It has been more than 16 days ever since I live at my new home. I go out for a morning walk, daily. Usually, I will wake up at 6am and will be out of the house after morning prayer. 

My current place has good natural surroundings. There are two gardens inside this community. Both have different vibes. One is more to the hillside with some rubber plantation and orchard which I can enjoy the fresh air. I even can enjoy beautiful bird chirpings every morning. My house is just about a 200-meter walk from this particular garden. 







What is more beautiful is they surround this garden with some pandan leaves, lemongrass, star-fruits, Jasmine and many more flowers which I don't know the name. 

Another garden is about 500 meters walk from my house. This garden has many flowers and more to English style garden with some orchids and many more beautiful flowers. 




I will do a 5km brisk walk while enjoying the view, nature sounds and fresh air. It's like living in a resort. Nice house and good environment. I hope to enjoy this for another 10 years before the human destroys it. Not many people live here yet. So, that is why my weekday morning walk is the best moment for me. The weekend crowd can be noisy and a nuisance for an introvert like me. I usually skip weekends and enjoy my time to the fullest on the weekday morning.





How do I feel now? I feel at peace. No work pressure. Live my life moderately. Luxury isn't for me. There is always sacrifice if I choose luxury. So I prefer to stay as I am right now. As long as I am at mind peace and focus to live a healthy life.


I do miss travelling abroad. Why rush when the thing is still not properly healed yet. I pray for the world to be back to normal, so all of us can travel freely like before.

I don't live my life to follow the trend but more on living at my own pace. Who cares about others perceptions of you. They don't feed you. In the end, you are responsible for your own life. I am living my life to the fullest now. Oh! by the way, living life to the fullest doesn't mean you need to party all the time. My definition is living my own way of life and as long as I am happy. Different people have a different ways of living life.


Thank God for allowing me to live my late 40s as I am now. 


Wednesday, November 24, 2021

New Gaston Luga 2-In-1 Tate Bag




Unboxing the latest bag from my favourite brand Gaston Luga. This is the new addition to the waterproof collection bag. I would say this new Tate Bag is kind of suit for a fickle-minded like me. This bag is not only spacious but also versatile. I can carry this as a backpack and also as Tote slings it on my shoulder. Awesome!


I find that this bag is even perfect for a 2 Days 1 Night backpacker. As long as you pack your item light.



I won't go dididada..with my story. I will go directly to my point on what I love about this new Gaston Luga Tate Bag.


Gaston Luga Tate Bag key features include:


πŸ’• Versatile styling - Backpack and Shoulder Tate

πŸ’• Waterproof and easy to clean 

πŸ’• Made of premium waterproof material and recycled polyester lining

πŸ’• Spacious with a padded pocket to slip laptop size up to 13" 

πŸ’• Zip-and-go in the front pocket to secure and easy access to your phone, keys, hand sanitiser, wipes tissue or any other items.

πŸ’• Latch or detach the fixed-length shoulder strap

πŸ’• Lightweight 

πŸ’• Colors available - Black, Cloud Cream, Pastel Blue, Dune





This bag is perfect to carry anywhere - work or even as leisure. Even if you are a cyclist or an outdoor person, this is totally for you since it waterproof. You know when the bag is solid and good stuff when it is made of good material. The pockets, zippers and every single detail of this bag are well thought of and really practical.




I was planning to carry this bag with me for my first trip after 2 years. Well, don't get too thrilled. It's just a domestic road trip. I wish could go a bit further like over the sea but with the uncertainty and others, I won't take the risk. Not now, at least. Better worry now than sorry later!


Shopping is cheaper than a psychiatrist


Do you agree with me?


Behold between 24 to 26 Nov 2021. It's a BLACK FRIDAY

Which means....... Shopping time. Many stores at a knockdown price. Shopaholics don't just shop. We shop smart too.


Gaston Luga Online Store is having a 25% site-wide and every purchase will automatically deliver together with a FREE Toiletry Bag. Isn't this awesome news for Gaston Luga fans like me?


Free delivery and return worldwide

All Nov orders will be entitled to free 60-day returns

All Dec orders will be extended for free returns up to 31st January 2022


Carry your bag stylish and confident with Gaston Luga anywhere anytime!



Monday, November 15, 2021

GPSmyCity Premium Membership

 



When and where was your travel destination?

Mine was on the end of Dec 2019 to Guilin, China. I enjoy the beautiful scenic view there. It was a great final adventure and I even celebrated the first day of the year 2020 here. 




Now that the border has opened in some countries, we will all be free as a bird to see other sides of the world. I am happy with the news and I bet some of you are already activated your travel plan.  So, don't forget to download the GPSmyCity app for your convenient travel guide. 


For those who are still new to the GPSmyCity app, let me introduce you to this amazing and useful app that successfully guided me on all my trips abroad. The app turns a mobile device into a personal tour guide using its built-in GPS functions. This app contains travel articles and city walking tours and guides you to landmarks, historical sites, museums, restaurants, nightlife venues and many more attractions destinations.


In general, you can download the GPSmyCity app for free at either google play store or apple play store. You can view the travel article and use the maps for free. However, there are some charges required if you decide to use the map offline with the GPS pointing at the map ad guiding you point to point, then you are required to upgrade with a small fee. Read further πŸ‘‡ or if my explanation is not clear enough feel free to browse GPSmyCity official website link πŸ‘†. Don't hesitate to ask their customer service agent if you have any questions. They are really responsive and able to help to clear your doubt.


Two Types of Guides :

1. City Walks

2. Travel Articles


City Walks Guide / Travel Article has Upgrade Options :

You can browse the maps and use them for free. However, if you wish to access walk with the map or use the navigation function you will be asked to upgrade. The same goes for the travel article. If you require full access to one particular travel article, you are required to upgrade. You can find the upgrade function on the upgrade screen.


Option 1: Single City Walks Guide / Single Travel Article

This will cost you US$4.99 each which will entitle you to use all the walks on this particular guide / One travel article. If you wish to access the full version of the city walk guide to another city you have to upgrade. The same goes with the travel article with access supporting GPS map of the displaying attractions or even activating the walk functions which allow you to create the self-guided walk, you have to upgrade separately for each.


Option 2: Annual Subscription All-City Walks Guides / All Travel Article

This will cost you US$12.99 each. You are entitled to full version access to all the City Walk Guides /all travel articles in this app for ONE YEAR. Currently, the GPSmyCity app has access to more than 480 Cities Worldwide.


Option 3 (PREMIUM): Annual Subscription to All-City Walks Guides + All Travel Article

This is the full version of all GPSmyCity Content 1000 plus worldwide and it will cost you only  US$18.99. You gain access to all for a year. As a traveller, this is the most cost-efficient upgrade. 

DM me in my IG before 25th Nov 2021 for a free premium member upgrade. I have 10 spots to giveaway.


You can access your upgrade on another device too.


If you are still in doubt just do a 3-day FREE TRIAL which is available for Options 2 and 3. If you are not satisfied with the apps and wish to cancel just do it within 3 days trial. You will not be charged with anything.







Sunday, October 31, 2021

How To Make Your First Home Feel Special





"There is no place like home"


We often heard this quote.  It takes me a while to make myself comfortable in a new place.  


I currently moving into a house that I will call home for the rest of my life. That is my biggest wish because I really hate the idea to move again. It really takes a toll on my body really bad. This will be my first ' so called' home ever. All the while I have been staying in the kind of office set up. I really spend time to decorate and even organizing this new place of my mine because this place is really special and will be here most of the time.


How did I find this new place?

Well, after a long survey and consulting some of my friends who are residing all the way in Toronto. Yes! my long-distance friend whom I seek for advice whenever I need one. I did mention to her the property here in Malaysia is getting more and more beyond affordable. She told me, the price in Malaysia is still affordable compared to Real Estate in Toronto. She did mention that I was lucky to live here and bought mine at that price for my retirement years.


If I want to put in just one sentence. Your home reflects your personality and lifestyle.


How To Make Your First Home Feel Special?


Cosy decoration


Cosy decoration doesn't mean you need to spend more money. It can be done using whatever budget based on your personal affordability. In my new home, I spend my time online shopping for my first ever curtain for a new home. I chose the bohemian style. I don't really have the budget for the furnishing part so I keep it to the minimum and chose the woodsy colour kind of kitchen cabinet with marble inspired TV cabinet. I wish to have a couch and chairs but not for now because I couldn't find anything suitable especially to match my back pain condition. I paid more attention to the colours surrounding my new home to bring the softness and make me feel more at home.


Keep it Clean


Cleanliness is the key to a happy and healthy home. Since this is a single living home set up. It will be easier for me to maintain. No matter what I vow to keep this place clean since I will be at home more of the time. So hopefully clean home can keep the pest away. So I can keep living here without fear and feel secure.


Better Lighting


The bright home definitely changes your mood. I prefer to live in a bright home because it will bring me positiveness. I spent my time planning for the lighting type and placement. Some prefer warm light and as for me, I am more to white bright light. I chose LED for more energy savings and easy maintenance. I love chandeliers but that requires high maintenance when it comes to cleaning the dust and even changing the bulb. Whichever suit your preference and also think it as a long term and other factors like I mentioned earlier such as cleanliness and maintenance.



Hobbies


My hobbies as a content creator require more time sitting in front of my desktop. So I set up a corner for me to spend most of my time there. A comfortable place where I can sit and enjoy my time. Another new hobby of mine is to do microgreen farming. In my new home, I dedicated one special corner for that. 



Go Green


Since my goal is to spend my golden years at this house. I surround my place with green potted plants to create positivity as well as to overcome my anxiety. Some of the plants function as air purifiers too. Soon I will add some fuss-free herbs to my collection which will be placed by the kitchen window.


Personally, a home is a place to crash and recharge at the end of the day. As much as you feel happy when walking into a nice hotel room. Just create one to be your home. Just surround your new home with something you like and are comfortable and that place is somewhere you can call home. Different people have different preferences. 


Monday, October 25, 2021

Best Skincare Routine For Sensitive Skin

 


What is the sign of sensitive skin?


If you are having redness, itching, burning, stinging, tightness or even dryness - this means you have sensitive skin. There are many factors for your skin to change and become sensitive. Leading a hectic lifestyle and stress is some of the factors contributing to this change. I would say having sensitive skin would be unpleasant and annoying. If you have sensitive skin, don't go around using just any products to your skin. Make sure to apply suitable skincare for your skin to make it better.


Since I am a huge fan of the Hada Labo skincare series, I would recommend Hada Labo+ Sensitive Hydrating for sensitive skin solutions. There is much range of Hada Labo skincare but Hada Labo+ is a specially formulated skincare range to target sensitive skin. 


Hada Labo+ not only soothes irritation but also protects the skin from irritation as well as helps strengthen and repair damaged skin barriers.


Hada Labo is well known for using the best ingredients for skincare. They always bring us skincare with good ingredients to improve skin conditions from the root causes and restore skin health.

Hada Labo+ Sensitive Hydrating uses ingredients such as :

πŸ‘‰ Liquorice Extract - a type of herb that forms an invisible protective film at the outer skin layer to protect the skin against irritants.

πŸ‘‰ Ceramide to smooth, soften as well as strengthen and repair the skin barrier

πŸ‘‰ Bisabolol Plant Extract to calm and soothe skin irritation & redness in just 4 hours.


The most important Hada Labo+ Sensitive Hydrating Range is free of colourant, fragrance, alcohol and mineral oil. Hence, they are pH balanced and do not irritate the skin.


If you are looking to heal sensitive skin, MUST TRY the superstar Hada Labo+ Sensitive Hydrating Cream. A survey shows more than 86% of consumers claim it helps soothe skin irritation, redness and dryness in just 28 days.



Hada Labo+ Sensitive Hydrating Cream (50g) RM90


The texture of this cream is a velvety smooth that leaves the skin feeling soothed, soft and supple upon application. Other benefits :


Soothes & Protects - it contains multiple plant extracts which effectively helps to soothe and tackle 5 major sensitive skin issues such as redness, dryness, roughness, tightness and easily irritation.

7x Moisture - it contains 3 types of Ceramides, 4 types of Hyaluronic Acid and other moisturizing ingredients which instantly penetrate into the skin to lock in moisture and fully hydrate it from the surface to the inner layers for deep and long-lasting hydration.




Hada Labo+ Sensitive Hydrating Lotion (170ml) RM69.90


I pair the cream with lotion. The lotion soothes and protects as well as provide double moisturizing to the skin. It contains Fermented Soybean extract, Trehalose which is a type of naturally occurring sugar and also other protective ingredients to effectively protect the skin, strengthen the skin barrier and promote good skin health.

Apart from that this newly formulated lotion is also infused with 2 types of concentrated Hyaluronic Acid which instantly penetrate deep into the skin to fully hydrate the skin from the inner to outer layer ensuring long-lasting hydration for the skin.


For better results, highly recommended to use the full range of the Hada Labo+ Sensitive Hydrating skincare range. In order you can try the best skincare routine for sensitive skin :


Step 1 πŸ‘‰ Wash your face with Hada Labo+ Sensitive Hydrating Face Wash

Step 2 πŸ‘‰ Gently pat the Hada Labo+ Sensitive Hydrating Lotion until absorbed

Step 3 πŸ‘‰ Apply the Hada Labo+ Sensitive Hydrating Cream

Step 4 πŸ‘‰ Apply the Hada Labo+ Sensitive Hydrating Cream if you have dry skin or Hydrating Milk for those with oily/ combination skin.


You can get the latest improved and new look Hada Labo+ Sensitive Hydrating range exclusively at Watsons nationwide.

        

 

Monday, October 18, 2021

Let's Make Slushy In One Minute

 



Gosh! the weather now has gone hair wired. It supposedly isn't this hot in the month of Nov onwards, right. But seriously, it has been freaking hot, nowadays! I don't usually drink ice because it will make me sick. Let me use the hot weather as an excuse to indulge myself with ice cooling drink. Once in a while, I need to stop being too good. Let's enjoy the paradise taste and worry about in hell later. Huh?


Recently, a box from Ambrosial reached me. As far as my knowledge this brand is famous for its delicious Greek-Yogurt style drink. I have tried that before, it tasted delicious when drink it, chilled and good for guts too.  


The ambrosial box contains :


πŸ‘‰ 6 boxes of Yili  Youngfun Milk Flavoured Drink

πŸ‘‰ One Lazy Ghost Squeeze Cup




Yili Youngfun Milk Flavoured Drink 


The one that reached me is Yili Youngfun Milk Strawberry Flavour. To be honest, I am not a big fan of strawberry milk. Sacrifice my palate for this review. WTH! 


How does Yili Youngfun Milk Strawberry Flavour taste?


It has a rich, milky texture and lovely strawberry fruity taste. For Muslim friends, worry not. This is a halal product, even though this milk drink is made in China. I would recommend drinking this chill rather than room temperature. For someone who doesn't really like Strawberry milk, this tastes surprisingly good!




Lazy Ghost Squeeze Cup


I never knew such a thing as a slushy cup exist. The slushy that I know only from 7e. kekekeke... The instruction in Lazy Ghost Squeeze Cup stated I can make my own slushy in just one minute. Seriously? Hard to believe this kind of technology even exist. 


How to make a slushy in just one minute?


Step 1 πŸ‘‰ Place the Lazy Ghost Squeeze Cup in the freezer for 6 to 8 hours. I left mine overnight in the freezer to enjoy the slushy the next day.


Step 2 πŸ‘‰ Pour in your favourite drink in the freeze slushy cup. It can be a yoghurt drink, milk, smoothie or even juice. I want to get the 7e slushy feel. So I add in grapefruit black tea with lemon soda. 


Step 3 πŸ‘‰ Put on the lid and squeeze it for one minute or less. 


Step 4 πŸ‘‰ Enjoy your slushy with your heart content. 


If you are interested to get your hand on Ambrosial greek style yoghurt drink , Yili Flavoured Milk drink or even a gift box with fun Lazy Ghost Slushy Cup, please visit :

Ambrosial official website https://www.ambrosialyili.com

Ambrosial Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AmbrosialFansClub

Ambrosial Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/AmbrosialMalaysia


It's a Christmas and New Year season soon. Why not gift out an Ambrosial Box for a change. Check out my reels below on how I made my slushy.