Friday, April 16, 2021

My First Time Experience Online Shopping at LamboPlace [Pre - Raya Gempak Sale At LamboPlace]

Friday, April 16, 2021

 

                                


The word 'POSITIVE' isn't a good thing to hear for more than a year now. Not just in our country Malaysia. Nowadays, 'POSITIVE' means 'BAD' globally. We try our best to avoid 'POSITIVE'.

I feel bad for the year 2020. Likewise the year 2021 is full of certainty. Each of us unable to have a certain date to receive the vaccine. Even if we have vaccinated, there is much more uncertainty waiting for us. 

I am so upset to read the number of cases keep rising daily. Ever since the government ruled for CMCO, some people the current situation very lightly. Especially when they announced the bazaar Ramadhan is open, the number keep on shooting up like crazy! The people who visited Bazaar Ramadhan kind of forgotten about social distancing and SOP. Don't make noise with the outcome from the lacking, ya! You all 'reap what you sow'!

Last year, I celebrated my Eid Raya alone. So did my other siblings and parent. My wish for this year to celebrate it together with family. Can we back to our old days? Can we bring back the excitement of 'Balik Kampung' during the festive season?


So, this year everyone is expecting the answer on the 'Balik kampung, right? Hello! if the number keeps rising do you think that will happen? 


I just prepare myself to celebrate the 'Eid Raya' on my own again.  Life must go on, right? Recently, I stumble upon a new and unique marketplace called LamboPlace. I went on a 'Raya' Shopping spree for the 'Raya' Goodies.


LamboPlace is something new for me too. This newly launched online marketplace pledge to encourage healthier shopping habit among Malaysian by providing a selection of genuine and authentic products. I bet this is a unique selling. I am one online shopping big spender to the extend most of the courier service in this area has become my friend. Online shopping kind of a hobby for me. There is no doubt many scammers trying to fish out their luck by selling fake and also steal others information. 


When I first browsing the items at LamboPlace, the experience is different from any other online marketplace. The items there are uniquely curated and some items you couldn't find elsewhere too. The food items especially, I can feel it is genuinely homemade and authentic.


My first purchase from LamboPlace is selective 'Raya cookies'. I just created a sort of 'Raya Basket' without the basket! I want to make myself happy. Who else to please me other than myself, right?




I was surprised! The goodies reached the very next day after my order which is in the late afternoon. I was like ...wow! wow!




Let me show off what is in my 'Raya basket'. 


  1. Ita Delights Heavenly Scotch Cookies 
  2. Ita Delights Suji Oreo
  3. Ita Delights Scottish Orica


I sorted out the photo above based on my favourite one. I am totally in love with the Heavenly Scotch. The based cookies are a mix of almond, oat, Horlick and coffee flavour (well that explained why I couldn't sleep last night after tested this after breaking fast. Then the cookies are wrapped with butterscotch choc with a generous amount of almond brittles. It tastes heavenly just like its name. 


If you are looking for less sweet, I recommended going for Suji Oreo. Although the Orea cream is a bit sweet, the cookies are not sweet at all and it tastes just right for me.


I rank Scottish Orica as third due to this cookie require me too much the rolled oat. hahaha ...my teeth condition aren't so good. Old teeth, very sensitive. This one less sweet too and it's a mixture of hazelnut, Nutella, rolled oat, chocolate grated, butterscotch and cashew nut.


So, altogether I have three Raya cookies in the Raya basket. I may eat some rendang and ketupat too. Well, since all this unhealthy for my old body. I added in one healthy stuff in the Raya basket. 


 



Barakath AlSham Organic Cuka Apel. Well, the Apel spelling is totally wrong. It supposes to be 'Epal' instead of 'Apel'. This organic apple vinegar is a product of Syria. I bet many of you are aware of the benefits of Apple Vinegar for health.



I bought all my 'Raya Goodies' from the Tau Tau Food Industries at LamboPlace. 


Don't repeat my mistake while shopping at LamboPlace. I was happily select all the items and then the message said failed to check out due to no selection on the delivery option. I tried to select the option but no option appears on my screen. I then realize you need to shop by shop since this is a marketplace. You can't mix the shop.


How to shop at LamboPlace marketplace?


  1. Select your favourite items.
  2. Visit the store. If you like any other items from the store, you can add more to the cart.
  3. Check out all the items and make the payment. There are wide options of payment at LamboPlace
  4. No option in shipping during my check out time. It was delivered by their in-house Logistic service.


Major highlights about LamboPlace marketplace :


  • Real Deals all the time
  • Ensure all products selling are authentic
  • Lowest Shipping in town (RM2 only)
  • Fast delivery (within the same day in Klang Valley)
  • Everything you need in one Place
  • Convenience and safe to do online shopping





Since Eid Raya is in a few weeks, LamboPlace is having a 'Pre - Raya Gempak Sale. #RayaBersamaLambo


Categories :


  • Hampers & Gifts
  • Fashion & Beauty
  • Home & Living
  • Tech Gadgets
  • Flash Deals below 30


Here is a voucher code to apply when you shop at LamboPlace. Some of the promotions at LamboPlace for it 'Pre - Raya Gempak Sales including :


  • Up to 90% off storewide'
  • New user RM10 off with min. spend of RM40. Your 'Duit Raya' Voucher Code: BARU (for the first 100 new customers storewide)
  • Voucher Code : GEMPAK to receive the 'GEMPAK' Duit Raya: RM10 off with min. spend of RM50 (for the first 100 customers storewide)
  • FREE SHIPPING: Free shipping with min. RM7 spend (capped at RM10) Voucher code: RAYASHIP


LamboPlace 'Pre-Raya Gempak Sale' promotion is from 1st April to 30th April 2021.








I love doing online shopping at the new marketplace because they are generous in giving out vouchers for new customers. Grab your vouchers and shop with peace of mind at LamboPlace. My first time shopping experience at LamboPlace is flawless. 


Send some 'Raya goodies' for your loved ones through LamboPlace. Bring smiles and joy to them. Don't have anyone to send to? Well, you have me! Send a gift to me. I give you a shout out on my blog and other social media. hahaha


Selamat Berpuasa and Selamat Hari Raya soon to all Muslim and also non-Muslim, why don't shop some goodies from LamboPlace to create that festive feel since the situation kind of limited for an 'open house' this year too.


For more details, please visit the official website LamboPlace


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Thursday, April 15, 2021

Miseenscene Perfect Serum Rose Edition Review

Thursday, April 15, 2021

 



My last visit to the hair salon was before my Guilin trip in Dec 2019.  That was a long time ago. I used to do hair rebonding or relaxing on yearly basis. As you all aware we are currently facing a global virus attack. I tried as much as possible to avoid or minimize interaction with other human being or anything alive in this world. I hardly out from my home unless it is necessary. Back to my hair story. During the pandemic, I had taken matters into my own hand. I cut my hair twice during this period. One is last year turn out as a massive disaster. I was trying to follow the trends like any other people. Last year you will see many videos where people around the world tied back a ponytail and then cut it out. I did that last year but little that I know the front fringe went off as well. WTH! I hardly had any fringe in my life. I really hate the way my hair turns out at that time. Every single day is about praying for my hair to grow faster to minimize the trace of my bad workmanship. Not to mention the layering was too short and difficult to manage in my daily life. I look like a madwoman than one kawaii Japan woman style that I dreamt of. WTH!

My hair kind of fall off a lot, if it grows beyond my shoulder. My house floor is becoming like a carpet of hair day by day. I decided to take matters with my hand for the second time. Yup! no learn from the previous mistake. Regret kind of just a word without realizing it shouldn't repeat by all mean. But every day after the shower, I became like a cat with a hairball clogging my bathroom drainage. Duh!!! 

See the photo up there?
That's the result of my recent hairstylist play last week. This time, I tied two ponytails on both sides and cut them off.  The back was hair wire indeed! My scissor was a blunt one and did I mentioned that I am a lefty with no trace of lefties scissor in the house? I don't know what style is that. Totally not pleased with my own workmanship. Regret so much now. My frizzy hair makes it worst. I look totally like a madwoman!


I can't straighten it but the least I could do is to smooth if out. At first I want to get myself the hair oil but end up with a hair serum instead. Why?  There is a huge different between hair oil and hair serum.

Hair oil is mainly used to nourish and improve the health of the hair. While the hair serum is more of a styling. It add more shine and smoothen the hair. 





Since I am pretty much in denial when come to my hair health. So , I got myself a hair serum. I just want to smooth out my frizzy hair. That's all! 
So I bought Miseenscene Perfect Serum Rose Edition. Seriously? How to pronounce this brand name? I read the pronunciation of this brand goes something like this. Mise-en-scene. Thank God! I am just typing this out. I was struggling with this spelling. hahahaha
I chose the rose edition with hope my hair smells sweet like roses too.

This is suppose to be the upgraded version from the original one. Gosh! don't ask me how the original one like. This is my first time spending money for a freaking hair serum which cost me RM42.90. Heol! so expensive. As usual, Rina will complain and yet she still buy what she wants. huhuhuh
OK! word of comfort to myself. This is for the sake of me not looking like mad woman when I step outside home. kekekeke

Product claimed :



Miseenscene Perfect Rose serum claim to be an aromatic miracle oil serum that helps repair damaged tresses and perfumes strands with delicate rose fragrance. It suppose to provides intensive hair care to damaged and brittle tresses, highly enriched with nourishing and healing argan. Other powerful ingredients in this serum is camellia, coconut, apricot, marula, jojoba and olive oils for deep strands nutrients. The product claimed can transform hair from dry, rebellious and coarse into smoother, silkier and more manageable. It leaves hair looking glossy, silky (almost type out silly) and healthy.

It give a more nourished mane in 3 days.

How to apply Miseenscene Perfect Rose Serum on hair?


  • Towel dry lightly after shampooing
  • Pump out coin sized amount of this serum and even it out onto entire hair especially for the back of the head and damaged part. Then dry hair. You can blow dry your hair as usual. About the coin size amount, I don't know which coin size they are referring too. I use 10 sen , though. 20 sen too big. 50 sen will be too much, right? hehehehe
  • Once you finish blow dry the hair. Pump out a little serum onto tips and massage to the tips of strands to finish.







I did as mentioned. It did look smoother like the photo above but my hair went back wild crazy like it usual nature. Guess , my hair is one wild kid. I need to tame this out in another aggressive way, perhaps? The texture like in the photo only last 5 minutes. WTH!
I definitely not recommend this product to myself. Eh? hahahaha.....ya man! this one definitely waste of my money. It doesn't work for my hair though. Oh! may be I use the not suitable product and it totally don't serve the expectation.

Oh! another information. It did claimed you hair smells rose fragrance. Oh my God! it did smells a very very very very mild rose fragrance to the extend the smells just hit my nose in less than 0.00000000001 seconds. Then it gone with the air. Kabosh! That's it! 

The moral of this review.

Don't put too high expectation and please buy product suit the needs. Please don't waste money like me. hehehe


pssttt...if my language or spelling or grammar is out. Don't blame me. hehe Blame it on Grammarly. Not working since yesterday.



Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Thank You For your Annoying Preaches

Wednesday, April 14, 2021

 

Papa Don't Preach


I am no Nostradamus or whatsoever. I just find myself living life with future worries. Even during my working days, the way I acted in project planning and execution was more on details to ensure everything is taken care of. I always in the mind of, 'what if', 'maybe this will happen. So always have a backup plan to ensure I have the fallback and the solution to the problem from moving on. In short, it's more on risk management kind of things. 


I won't say, I am on the 'hiatus' mode from the working world because deep inside, I was dying to make a comeback to the working world. I went for 3 interviews after I was laid off. The interviewer put me off. I would say most of the interviewer nowadays kind of looking for the book smart who are good in papers and book jargon. The question on the certain case studies during the interview was more on the theoretical solution than practical. As a person who started working life from the bottom and only obtain a paper in the mid-age of working life, to be honest, the HR or interviewer need to think and analyse the situation given in the real life. Not sure whether anyone understands what I am trying to say here.

Look around and observe the young generation nowadays. They have been growing up in the 'spoon-fed' environment and it's very challenging for them to survive in the real working environment. The working world isn't as beautiful as what your non-working experience lecturer or a lack of field experience government paint to you. No matter what process you have learned in University or College, that was just a foundation or basic things. You must learn to apply and tweak according to the situation. Things won't turn exactly as you imagine no matter how diligent you follow the process. 


Giving the economic situation right now, it will be harder to get a job for someone experienced like me. Most ads kind of look like the company is squeezing the employee dry like a 'dried squid'. People may assume I am choosy. Just put in the more soft word. I am more selective about applying for a job. 


Looking back to my situation right now. It turns out exactly as what I imagined when was in the 30s. I remember being jobless for a while at that time too. Life is hard at that time. I made my own resolution to save hard when I get a job. I did and don't stop working. Every bonus and increment went all the way to my investment accounts. My lifestyle didn't change much except for frequent travel. When others busy owning a smartphone. I only use it around 3 years after the trend started. I bought the China phone though. It's cheap though and at the price that I want to pay. hahaha

I am living this kind of lifestyle, knowing the facts I am one person who always has difficulty in finding a job if I lost one. I don't want to live a suffering life worry about not having a monthly salary. I know how hard it is if it happens to me. 


When I was in my mid-30s, one of the ex-boss asked me during his morning lecture. Can you survive without a monthly salary, if you lost the job next month? If the answer is YES. How long can you live? If your answer is NO, how are you going to continue living? Then he continued. He made his first million at the age of 24 and manage to climb to the CEO position at that very young age. At that point of listening to his lecture, I was disgusted by his boasting. Being a pessimist myself, I really hate his talk at that time. Yeah!!! it sounded like salespeople talk to me. He was 40 plus at that time. I was in the mid-30s. I felt like a super loser when listening to him. Gosh! I am just an Accounts person, for goodness sake. I can earn as much as my employer gave me. I work harder also won't give me more paycheck, what!!!!! The salesperson is different the more they work the more commission they make. They are the profit-making tools in the company. While my department is always considered as a cost centre in any company I work with. The only I can do was squeeze and save hard with whatever I made and always consider job-hopping for more salary increment. I don't live life by the monthly salary. I change my life by living life with my own capability. Meaning if my monthly salary is late into my account, I still can live as usual. That's part of an achievement for me.


No matter how I perceive when listened to my ex-boss preach, at that time. Deep down in my heart, it does register and planted in my mind. I must save with consideration can live and survive without work. YES! I did it now. As I predicted at the age of late 40s lost my job and forced to stay home. 


I am very much thankful to my ex-boss for preaches throughout 3 years plus working under his wings. Your preaches annoyed me so much because reality is hard to accept. I was glad to lend my ears and learned it by hard.

Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Tips To Choose A Curtain Rod For House

Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Choose Curtain Rod


If you read my previous post, you might aware that I am preparing myself to move into a new place. Like I wrote in an earlier post, it's not as simple as what people may things. All details need to be taken care of. I don't have the cash to pay for an Interior Designer to do that for me. So, I am trying to do this on my own. I visited the curtain shop before and they quoted me a freaking RM6,000 for the whole house. The cheapest is RM3,000. That's insane! They said that's the cheapest. WTH!


I have settled the kitchen window with zebra blinds, which I bought at an online store and it cost me only RM45. I will find my courage to learn to use the wall drill equipment soon. (psst! no confidence in this since I have bad motor skills. It may end up a disaster. isk isk isk) For starting, I will hire an installer for the whole house fittings.


Most of the places, I move in was fully equipped with a curtain or the most basic the curtain rod was already installed. This new place that I am moving to has none. I have to install it on my own. Basically, this place is a blank canvas. 


The fixture selection is almost done except for the curtain rod. Then the installer can do the job for me. I have a hard time choosing a suitable curtain rod. You may say, just visit IKEA and your problem solved! Well, you need to have some basic knowledge too before visiting IKEA or you may end up wasting your whole day and back with nothing. Do you know the IKEA queue is super long every day?  I am one person who has to be in the crowd and don't even mentioned asking me to queue. Not even on my list! I would rather buy online and get it to deliver to my doorstep.


Metal Curtain Rod




How to Choose a Curtain Rod?


1. Rod Size


We are not talking about the measurement of your window or sliding door. This is more on the diameter of the curtain rod.  If you follow book tips, it is advisable to choose at least 1 inch (2.5cm)  in diameter. I agreed with this since the thin rod may look cheap and will bend down the rod in the middle once you install the curtain due to overbearing weight drapes. I made a concluding the rod need to be as sturdy as possible.


2. Measurement


Make sure to add at least 3 - 6 inches beyond the frame of the window or sliding door, to make sure your window or sliding door look larger and allow additional light to stream in. The curtain will rest against the wall rather than blocking the light when open. Best to get the adjustable rod. 


3. Rod with brackets


Find a rod with support brackets and install it in a location where it will not interfere with hanging opening or closing the curtains.


4. Rod colour


I would say this is more of a personal choice. Sone prefers woody type some will go for metal. I chose mine with all white. I am more into 'fengshui'. I am planning to create a 'zen' and peaceful mind environment. (Not sure whether this will happen with my no skill and interior sense). I avoid dark colour in my new place.


5.  Type of curtain


Before installing the rod, you need to have in mind the type of curtain to hang on the rod. There are few types of curtain hanger style. If you want the 2 pieces curtain then the best option is double layer rod. So you can have a day curtain and blackout curtain in a separate rail. The double-layer rod cost more expensive than the single one. You can also install the single rod and opt to have double layer curtain. I notice some seller sell the double layer attached curtain. 


curtain Hanger




Curtain style :

Style 1 - Rod pocket 

Style 2 - Grommet Top

Style 3 - Hooks Tape Top

Style 4 - Multi functional back tab design


If you are wondering how to buy the curtain online. For example, the measurement is 200cm (width) x 220cm (height), just buy 2 pieces of those and hang it on the rod. It will have a nice flowy style.


I spent a total of less than RM400 on the curtain rod and one blind. Moreover, the rod came with all the complete set including the bracket and it just waiting to be installed. Currently, headache to choose the curtain pattern suit the interior. I also need to think about the curtain material too. I don't think the whole curtain project will cost me RM6k as quoted. It will be less than RM1k including the curtain buckle and even the installer fees. 


Update: I failed in my own mission. I end up spending RM1500 in total for my whole house curtain and blinds. isk isk isk


Wednesday, April 7, 2021

Moving House are not easy

Wednesday, April 07, 2021





EcoWorld




I am currently busy with my relocation plan. My new place is the sort of place that I plan to live for another 10 to 15 years or more if God grant me a long life. Since this is a sort of retirement home for me, so I spend time on each item such as fixtures and lightings. Especially, when I am on a strict budget for it. 

I don't really into the interior so much. The most important is comfort and practical to live with the thought that I am going to be a senior citizen in another 3 years. 

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Every day, busy browsing Shopee and Lazada for the best deal on lightings, fan, aircond, curtain rods and so on. I don't pay any attention to such things in the past years. I was busy working and trying my best to save for my retirement. I don't give a damn about all those things. But lately, I know the type of aircond, material for kitchen cabinet, there are a fan with DC and AC, ceiling lights, wall lights and many more. I even source my own water filter. Obviously, not the expensive monthly instalment or whatsoever filter. 


I am currently, unemployed and not earning any monthly salary. So debt free is the most important factor in purchasing items to ensure I can continue my retirement peacefully. I want to continue working but what to do, everything not according to my plan in my previous job. Getting a new one is not easy as others thought it will be. After what happened in my previous job, I am still overcome the trauma of being dejected. I lost my confidence and still unable to come out from the social phobia trauma. The feeling is like 'used and discarded. It hurt my self-esteem. I am still trying to overcome this issue. I thought I have moved on. In real, I am far from moving on. I am still bitter! I guess it hit and left me with a big cut. I thought have done my best but with the result I received, it seems I am not good enough for others. ** Big sigh** 


Back to my moving house project. I have completed a few office relocation and closing down project successfully. Never thought, handling my own personal relocation is such a big headache. Every day, I will stare at all my things in the house and don't know where to begin. Gosh! I did my checklist and so on and still unable to start somewhere. Every single thing in this house spark joy since it has all my sweet and bitter memories living in this place. 


I was trying to start new in my new place and my plan is to bring over a few possible items from my old house. I am speaking about more than 15 years of hoarding. Gosh! being an accounts person at a young age. I accumulated all the receipts for my spending. Every statement properly file. Some has become trash but to discard all those need time too. I need to properly discard all these papers since it involve my personal data and so on. Haih! currently, all I am doing is to shred the papers. Haih!!!! 


My new place will progress in 3 weeks times. I have confirmed the kitchen cabinet, wardrobe, grill door and auto gate. I had accumulated some of the lightings, curtain rod and park it in the new place. I will get the kitchen cabinet people to help me install those things. I don't do any renovation. Just do the basic things that hopefully can last for 10 to 15 years of golden years. Sounds so simple huh?  To be honest it's painful to execute this on your own. Especially, when I choose to be single and handle this on my own. I bought the wrong measurement curtain rod and blinds. Aihhhh! me and my sucks in measurements skills. My dream to have all the gold plating lightings and end up with a chrome one due to my twisted eyes when ordering online. Damn!


If everything go according to my plan, I will start living there in June. Hopefully can do some video and share it on my youtube channel. 


Yeah! this is a rant post. I have concerns in my heart that I need to pour it out. This is in the only space, I could think of. I am feeling thrilled and at the same time afraid of the new environment. I know this relocation is for my own good and mind peace too. I hope can have a proper night sleep and be calmer. Hopefully, I can get back my confidence, bright and cheerful personality out again. I can do this!