Thursday, September 30, 2021

Playing Solitaire is The Best Mind Therapy

 


I personally find that Solitaire is the most interesting card game. For me, solitaire keeps my mind busy when I need to forget something or become mind restless. This is a sort of mental activity to keep me stay sane. I can't be reading books, working or even watch TV or even listen to the radio all the time, right? Playing 


Most importantly, I don't need to pay for it. I always play solitaire online free games. No registration is needed too. I just need to open the website either on mobile or desktop and start to play for free.


I usually play Classic Solitaire at the free online game website solitaire.org. 


How to play Classic Solitaire?


In general, this is a sort of stack cards game. Just remember the sequences on suits and rank, for example, the cards will be stacked as K, Q, J, 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4,3 2, A with no mixed suits.


Basically, in summary, the rules of Classic Solitaire are :


πŸƒ Usually, cards are arranged from left to right, with the bottom-most of the card each pile placed face-up;

πŸƒ All you need to do is to move the cards from the Table to the Foundations beginning with the Ace of each suit.

πŸƒ Then you need to draw a pile for the source of the new card and draw one card at one time;

πŸƒ You can move the card with lower consecutive and place it below the higher rank. Note that that can happen only if the card is in a different colour;

πŸƒ Two ways to end the Classic Solitaire. Game over only when all cards are cleared or no possible move left.


What is the scoring for Solitaire?

If you are competing with others, TIME is the essence. You will win the game if you are the fastest to complete the game.

A Single-player like me depends on the point system.

How could such easy stacking games be mind therapy or mental exercise?

Well, I myself as a beginner always find myself blocked. This is where you are required to use your brain and find your way out to get the card in order.


Other than Classic Solitaire, there are few types of solitaire games here. I never know that until I found this website. To be honest, all my life I always thought of only one type of solitaire game in the world. 




Klondike Solitaire

How to play  Klondike Solitaire?

You have to move a shuffled deck of cards into four Foundation stacks in ascending order from Ace to King to win the game. Just remember in Klondike Solitaire, Ace is low and King is high. You just lose the game when you're blocked from making the move. I got blocked from the very beginning when I  started this game. kekekeke





Klondike Solitare has no undone button so you need to be extra careful when playing this game. You can get +15 points when you lay a card on the foundation for the first time. If you add a new card to the tableau or turn one over, it will be +5 points. However, you will get -8 points for every 30 seconds. Ahhhhh.... this is why you need to be a quick thinker to win the game.




Spider Solitaire


I still find Spider Solitaire is unreachable for me. It is so difficult for me.


How to play Spider Solitaire?


You are required to assemble thirteen cards of a suit from King to Ace in descending sequence. It will be discarded once you completed all the full suit of thirteen cards. In this game, your brilliant strategy and luck are very important. Don't get yourself block or you will end up losing the game.






You have options on which game mode suit your skill :

Easy - 1 suit
Medium - 2 suits
Hard - 4 suits

Well, if you ask me, I can only complete Easy mode. I still struggle to complete medium mode. Many things to learn.

When playing Spider Solitaire with others, then time is the key. The fastest to complete is the winner. If you are a single player, then scoring is important. You start with 500 points then every move is -1. You will get 100 points for each Royal Flush though.







Free Cell Solitaire



I tried this after founding this free online games website and totally love this. To be honest, it simply easy to complete this game and a good pass time game too.




The game is really simple with just one deck. There are eight rows of cards are dealt to form the Tableau columns and in total 52 cards are used. You can use the four cells to hold a card each. Then you may move any exposed card from the end of a Tableau column to another Tableau column if it creates a descending sequence as long as the colour is different. 

Note that fewer moves is the best for this game to get a better score. So think before you make the next movement.





Pyramid Solitaire



First time try out this game. I find that this one is the fun version of Classic Solitaire.







How to play Pyramid Solitaire?


This game is played with one 52 deck card deck. Deal cards to form a pyramid, starting with a row of one card followed by a row of two cards and so on down to a final row of seven cards. So in total, the pyramid will consist of twenty-eight cards shown face up. Pair cards to a total of thirteen and then moved from play. You can move the Kings without pairing since the Kings are worth thirteen points. You are required to remove all cards from the pyramid in order to complete the game.






Tripeaks Solitaire



This is another fun version of Classic Solitaire. Instead of one pyramid, this one has three peaks. 








How to play Tripeaks Solitaire?


In short, is to clear all the cards from the three peaks. The game is played with one standard deck. Pair cards one at a time to remove them from play and place on top of the discard pile. Note that only open cards can be paired. Just flipped the top card of the deck onto the waste pile when you can't make another move. 
You lost the game if there is no more cards to flip and pair. I am not really a big fan of Tripeaks. I rather play Pyramid over this.








Golf Solitaire


Honestly, I chose this over Pyramid and Tripeaks. Gold Solitaire is suitable for a beginner like me. It took me few minutes to adapt to this game. You may find it really hard to clear all the cards but just aim to clear as many as you can. Be realistic when playing this game. This game is just like its name because same as real golf, a perfect score is hardly achieved.

How to play Golf Solitaire?


You can only move a card from the Table to the Talon pile if no other cards on top of it and it is in sequence. Please note you can only move the top card in each column. Play the cards rank A, 2, 3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,J,Q,K. If no more moves are possible just turn cards up one at a time from the stock to the Talon.
For a difficult version, the Ace and King cannot be played on top of each other. The main objective is to clear the thirty-five cards into the Talon pile You win the game when you clear all thirty-five. Otherwise, you lose the game.





Mahjong Solitaire


I have played the Mahjong game before but never tried Mahjong Solitaire. I would say that this is not much different from playing Classic Solitaire. It just this one uses a set of Mahjong tiles rather than cards.


How to play Mahjong Solitaire?


The game is played with 144 tiles which are all laid out before starting the game. Just aim to match the patterns into pairs and remove them from play. You are unable to remove a tile beneath another tile and you can't move a tile if it is locked. You are the winner if all the tiles are removed from the play.


I love playing Solitaire at Solitaire.org because its automatically deal the cards and if I don't know how to play a certain game, there are guides and tips for me to refer to. The only minus plus for me is whenever I want to start a game it takes a long time to load the game and make me wait. After the game starts, I can play really smooth. Other than that, I really enjoy my time at this game website. Oh! you can opt to play either on desktop or on your mobile. No need to download any applications or registration. Basically, you just visit the solitaire.org website and start to play.



Friday, September 24, 2021

Signs of Vitamin B Deficiency

 



Most of us are aware of the importance of vitamin C to boost our immune system or even vitamin E to nourish our skin and hair. Many neglected vitamin B which is equally important. 


I personally have had the symptoms of vitamin B deficiency not long ago. Among the obvious symptoms, I get was fatigue and skin rashes. 

Anyway, the symptoms vary depending on which vitamin B you're deficient in. Other symptoms could be mouth ulcer, chapped lip, low mood and always feeling restless, easily irritated, muscle & nerve issues such as numbness, pins and needles sensation, weak muscle. If you have some of these symptoms please consult the doctor or time for a medical check-up. 


Vitamin B indeed has large family members and in general, is referred to as B complex. I was confused at first. Here you go the list of Vitamin B complex for you to take note.


Vitamin B1 πŸ‘‰  helps to converts carbohydrates, fats and proteins into energy

Vitamin B2 πŸ‘‰ assist in releases energy from carbohydrates, fats, proteins and stimulate the growth

Vitamin B3 πŸ‘‰ helps the body in the utilization of energy from food

Vitamin B5 πŸ‘‰ assist to metabolize fats and carbohydrates

Vitamin B6 and B12 πŸ‘‰  important in developing red blood cell formation

Vitamin B7 πŸ‘‰  also known as Biotin, it helps in breaks down carbs, fats and proteins into energy

Vitamin B9 πŸ‘‰ This is commonly known as folate or folic acid. It helps to support adrenal function, help to calm and maintain a healthy nervous system and is the key to the metabolic process.


Most vitamin B is water-soluble. It helps to convert carbs, fats and protein and turn it into energy or glucose. If you are really caring for your liver, skin, hair and eyes health, Vitamin B is a supplement you need to take. Not only that, but Vitamin B is also has a vital role in the nervous system and something needed for brain function.


There are many Vitamin B in the market. The question is which one to buy?

It is best to get one that includes other vitamins such as A, E and D.




Currently, I am taking Bio-Life NAT B FIZZY, Vitamin B complex with Vitamin C, Calcium & Magnesium added. With just one tablet, I have it all for my general health maintenance. 


How and when to take Vitamin B supplements?

Add one effervescent tablet in glass water and let it dissolve.  Take it once a day after breakfast or other meal as recommended by a Certified Pharmacist or Doctor. 


For more details on Bio-Life NAT B FIZZY, please visit Mega BiO-LiFE (biolife.com.my)


Purchase  BIO-LIFE, Nat B Fizzy 10s X 2 | Watsons Malaysia or walk in to any Watsons nearby you for only RM14.90 

Thursday, September 23, 2021

Mentholatum's New Collection Of Botanics Cellular Water Sheet Mask



Do you love to apply sheet masks daily or weekly? I used to apply this daily but now that I need to live frugally, just apply the sheet mask for 2 weeks once. πŸ˜”


Why you should apply a sheet mask?

The sheet mask is a perfect beauty routine to revive dull and tired-looking skin. It helps to keep skin healthy and hydrated.


The NEW Botanics Cellular Water Sheet Mask from Mentholatum, inspired by the goodness of nature.


There are three Botanics Cellular Water Sheet Mask :


πŸ’§ Cellular Water Aloe Vera Hydrating Mask;

🌸 Cellular Water Cherry Blossom Antioxidant Mask;

πŸƒ Cellular Water Tea Tree Acne Care Mask




Mentholatum Botanics Cellular Water Aloe Vera Hydrating Mask


This mask is suitable for those with dry skin. It contains :

πŸ’š Fresh Aloe Vera extracts to help hydrate and soothe the skin;

πŸ’š Evening Primrose deeply nourishes and hydrates the skin. On top of that, it helps to plump up the skin and lock in moisture.




Mentholatum Botanics Cellular Water Cherry Blossom Antioxidant Mask

If you are looking for an anti-oxidants mask this is the perfect one. It contains :

πŸ’— Cherry Blossom extracts which contains multi-vitamins to fortify the skin's natural barrier and also serves as a powerful anti-oxidant;

πŸ’— Swiss Edelweiss is also another powerful anti-oxidants to strengthen the skin's natural barrier, revive the skin's overall health and slow down the rate of ageing skin cells.




Mentholatum Botanics Cellular Water Tea Tree Acne Care Mask

Those who have oily, acne-prone skin and blackheads concern can try this mask variant because it contains : 

πŸ’™ Tea Tree extracts help control oil prevents blackheads and acne-prone skin;

πŸ’™ Peumus Boldus Leaf extracts to help minimize pores. brightens skin and evens out skin tone.


Other excellent feature of the Mentholatum Botanics Cellular Water Sheet Mask includes :

πŸ‘‰ Rich in essence & breathable this mask is able to absorb moisture 15 times its own weight. 

πŸ‘‰ New Airwrap mesh 2 sided breathable design adheres perfectly to your facial contour to boost the absorption and effectiveness

πŸ‘‰ Low irritation because this sheet mask is made from 100% fibre extract derived from trees that is friendly to the skin.


How to apply Sheet Mask effectively?


1st Step πŸ‘‰ Apply the sheet mask on cleansed face by unfolding the mask and then gently smoothen the mask over the face. Then relax.

2nd StepπŸ‘‰  Remove after 10 - 15 minutes

3rd Step πŸ‘‰ Gently massages the remaining essence into the face and neck until the essence is fully absorbed into the skin.


If you are looking forward to boosting up your skincare routine with the new collection of Botanics Cellular Water Sheet Mask, get this at RM8.50 (22ml/piece) at Guardian, AEON Wellness and online stores including Lazada, Shopee and Hermo.  

Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Double Protection Lip with Maxilip Lip Balm

I am one person who has to apply lip balm every now and then in a day. My lip couldn't survive without applying one. But sometimes have to apply it more than once a day is indeed tiring. Recently, discover this newly formulated Double Layer Maxilip lip balm from Mentholatum. Maxilip is designed with its latest formula which offers double protection and ensuring youthful-looking, firmer and fuller lips. 


Maxilip is an anti-ageing lip balm with two variants :


πŸ’‹ Firming Q10 + Pomegranate Lip Balm

πŸ’‹ Brightening Caviar + Hyaluronic Acid Lip Balm



Maxilips Firming Q10 + Pomegranate Lip Balm

Targetting people who worry about the lip fine line. This awesome lip balm is a must to carry on your pouch. I tried this and indeed it works effectively to smoothen fine lines, brighten lips and it also provides long-lasting moisturization to the lip. My lips appear firmer, fuller and more youthful.


Each layer of Firming Q10 + Pomegranate Lip Balm is formulated with the following ingredients :

Inner layer contains anti-ageing & firming properties  such as :

πŸ’› Pomegranate seed oil that is high in antioxidants to hydrate & revitalizes lips resulting in smooth, healthy lips;

πŸ’› Coenzyme Q10 helps to smoothen fine lines for smoother youthful-looking lips;

πŸ’› Combines Hilurlip from Spain which is a functional ingredient that redefines, plumps and minimizes fine vertical lines of the lip; 

πŸ’› Propolis extract from France for fuller lips

Outer Layer contains moisturizing properties such as : 

πŸ’™ Ceramides

πŸ’™ Squalene

πŸ’™ Natural antioxidants from natural botanical oils to restore and strengthen the skin barrier for intense and long-lasting hydration of the lips.





Maxilip Brightening Caviar + Hyaluronic Acid Lip Balm

For those who have dull and dry looking lips, this variant is highly recommended. 

Inner layer helps to brighten and restores fullness to the lip :

πŸ’œ Enriched with Caviar that is rich in proteins, vitamins and minerals to improve skin elasticity and to brightens dull lips;

πŸ’œFortified with Hilurlip and Propolis extract from France in addition to Maxilip's specially formulated ingredients that contribute to firmer and fuller lips

Outer layer contains moisturizing properties such as:

πŸ’š Ceramides

πŸ’š Squalene (natural antioxidant)

πŸ’š Natural Botanical oils to restore skin barrier for intense and long-lasting hydration of the lip


Bonus tips on how to use the NEW Maxilip Double Layer Lip Balm :


1. Makeup base πŸ‘‰ prepares your lips for any lip colour product that you want to apply next;

2. Daily Lip Moisturizer πŸ‘‰ provides intense and long-lasting hydration to the lip;

3. Lip Mask πŸ‘‰ helps moisturize and smoothen fine lines on the lip.


By the way, this lip balm is fragrance and preservative-free and gentle even on sensitive lips.

You can also experience firmer, fuller and youthful-looking lips again with the newly formulated Maxilip double lay lip balm too! Get yours at major pharmacies nationwide as well on Shopee, Hermo and Lazada at RM19.80 (3.8g)

Saturday, September 18, 2021

HADA LABO New KOUJI Range Treatment Powder Wash and Tightening & Hydrating Gel


 

I have been tried the Hada Labo Kouji Treatment Essence before. I received the sample from my Melano CC purchase at Lazada Mall. They are awesome. Hada Labo Kouji itself is a secret to crystal clear skin inspired by Hydrolyzed Rice Extract.


I was so excited when Hada Labo added new skincare to the KOUJI range. 


πŸ’• KOUJI Treatment Powder Wash

πŸ’• KOUJI Tightening & Hydrating Gel


The latest addition compliment the existing range in delivering intensive hydration, repairing fine lines and boosting skin radiance for flawless, younger and crystal clear skin.


The main ingredient of this range, KOUJI, is discovered following the Japanese sake brewers' hands that remain smooth and youthful. KOUJI is made from Japanese fermented rice extract is rich in natural moisturising ingredients, amino acids, ceramide, peptides, vitamins and minerals. Known for its long-lasting moisturizing effect on the skin. KOUJI helps in repairing fine lines while giving skin its natural glow.


KOUJI or miracle grain, which comes from the fermentation of Yamada Nishiki rice is also known as the king of sake. It is the secret to translucent youthful skin, KOUJI contains :


πŸ’™ High Molecule Hydrolysed Rice Protein - prevents moisture evaporation from the skin;

πŸ’™ Low Molecule Hydrolysed Rice Protein - penetrates deep into skin layers to lock in moisture for hydrated, supple and youthful-looking skin;

πŸ’™ Multiple Natural Moisturizing Ingredients - such as vitamins, ceramides, amino acids, minerals and peptides that work in synergy to give superior hydration, repair fine lines and brighten skin tone to keep skin clear and radiant.


Women in their 20s are advisable to incorporating anti-ageing skincare into their daily routine at an early age. Trust me! it helps in the long run. 


For those who are interested in the Hada Labo KOUJI range, here are the skincare routines in order :





1st Step: Hada Labo KOUJI Treatment Enzyme Powder Wash (RM60)

A new addition to the KOUJI range. This is my first time try a powder wash in my skincare. Interesting experience. Just lather the powder and it will turn into rich and dense foam. This enzyme powder wash gently exfoliates keratin, blackheads and dead skin. Surprisingly, it prevents the skin from feeling tight after washing. In fact, it makes my skin instantly feels clean, smooth and brighter. If you want to achieve a deeper cleansing of the pores, just add a small amount of water to get that stronger exfoliating effect. If you prefer a denser foam, add more water and gently exfoliate your skin.


2nd Step: Hada Labo KOUJI Treatment Cleansing Foam

This is a necessary step for double-cleansing. The ultra-fine and dense foam cleanses deep into pores, locks in moisture and leaves the skin feeling healthy and radiant. Just squeeze an appropriate amount onto the palm. then lather with water and massage onto the face in gentle circular motions.



3rd Step: Hada Labo KOUJI Treatment Essence

Gently pat KOUJI Treatment Essence on your face after cleansing. The essence will penetrate deeply into every layer of the skin to give a long-lasting moisturizing effect. Do not miss out on this step. It gives a more supple and youthful skin.



4th Step: Hada Labo KOUJI Tightening & Hydrating Gel (RM125)

This is the new addition to the KOUJI range. Apply this lightweight gel-cream. Love the non-sticky and easily absorbs into skin effect. This gel-cream is rich in hydrolyzed rice leaf extract that helps to enhance skin's firmness. Meanwhile, the Japanese rice extracts (which are made up of amino acids, ceramides, peptides, vitamins and minerals) helps nourish as well as provide nutrition and moisture to the skin. It leaves the skin feeling smooth and youthful while diminishing the fine lines.


For better result, you can add in two more other KOUJI range which is not in the above list.\


πŸ’š Hada Labo KOUJI Treatment Cream

πŸ’š Hada Labo Treatment Mask


You can get your hands on the Hada Labo KOUJI range at Shopee, Lazada, Watsons, Guardian and AEON Wellness.

 

 

Friday, September 17, 2021

Samsung Smartphone The All-New Galaxy Z Series 5G

 



One word to describe...SEXY!

I was invited to the new launch of Samsung The All-New Galaxy Z Fold3 5G and Galaxy Z Flip3 5G via the New Era, Life Opens Up with Galaxy virtual show hosted by Jin Lim and Yaya Zahir. The show commemorated the third generation for Foldables alongside other star-studded hosts and well-esteemed designers to reiterate the importance of local collaborations, during this time of recovery. Following this announcement, special promotions for the mentioned devices and accessories will also be held from mid-September to the end of November.


Experience Productivity Like Never Before

Productivity is one of the main focus areas of every Samsung user's expectation. With the Galaxy Z Fold3 5G, Samsung understands the need to get more done, in less time and continues to push limits of innovation with a variety of new features, including the addition of S Pen to the Galaxy Z Fold3 5G for the first time ever.


Technology That Elevates Your Styles

Self-expression and creative freedom are equally important to Samsung users. In resonance, Samsung is keen to empower their expression through the Galaxy Z Flip3 5Gs bold colour options and sleek look.


Top-Notch Durability for Better Peace Of Mind

Above all, Samsung users expect devices that are built to last. That's why this generation of the Galaxy Z Series 5G is built with unrivalled craftsmanship to deliver that satisfaction. For the first time in foldable smartphone history, the Galaxy Z Fold3 5G and Z Flip3 5G are equipped with IPX8-standard water-resistant parts to protect from spills. Samsung also equipped these devices with Amor Aluminium and Corning Gorilla Glass Victus to create one of the toughest Foldables to date.


Galaxy Z Fold3 5G and Galaxy Z Flip3 5G Celebratory Promotion

Great news to Samsung lovers out there!

Samsung Malaysia Electronics, high on the thrill of the availability of its latest Galaxy Z Fold3 5G and Galaxy Z Flip3 5G, will be launching with exceptional offers for a limited period! 

From 22 September to 31 October 2021 :

πŸ“± Purchase the Galaxy Z Fold3 5G to receive an RM500 e-voucher and 1-year plan of Samsung Care worth RM799

πŸ“± Purchase the Galaxy Z Flip3 5G will receive a RM350 e-voucher and 1-year plan of Samsung Care worth RM699

 

Model

Colours

RRP

Exclusive Gift(s)

Galaxy Z Fold3 5G (512GB)

Phantom Black

Phantom Green

Phantom Silver

RM7,099

Samsung Care+ 1Year Plan worth RM799
Samsung Online Store eVoucher worth RM500

Galaxy Z Fold3 5G (256GB)

RM6,699

Galaxy Z Flip3 5G (256GB)

Phantom Black

Cream

Lavender

Green

RM4,199

Samsung Care+ 1Year Plan worth RM699
Samsung Online Store eVoucher worth RM350

Galaxy Z Flip3 5G (128GB)

RM3,999



Galaxy Z Accessories Purchase with Purchase Promotions

There's more - with the purchase of a Galaxy Z Fold3 5G or the Galaxy Z Flip3 5G starting from 14 September to 30 November 2021, customers are entitled to receive 30% OFF the original price of up to three selected accessories, ensuring that you get a head start to your journey into the Samsung Galaxy ecosystems.


The Foldables Make Its Debut Exclusively on Malaysia's Top TV Channels

Last but not least, for eager fans who are keen on further discovering how the future mobile devices will impact daily lives, Samsung Malaysia together with leading TV Channels in Malaysia- ASTRO Ria and ASTRO AEC, are proud to showcase a series of content exclusively highlighting the Galaxy Z Fold3 5G and Galaxy Z Flip3 5G's outstanding features. Samsung aims to reach out to Malaysians across the nation through this fun and engaging shows with a variety of local artist appearances.


Stay tune to catch the live shows here during these times :

ASTRO Ria ( Channel 124 ) on 17 September 2021 , 9:30pm

ASTRO AEC ( Channel 346 ) on 19 September 2021, 8:30pm


Excited to own the Galaxy Z Fold3 5G or Galaxy Z Flip3 5G, please visit : 

 Samsung Malaysia website: https://www.samsung.com/my/smartphones/galaxy-z/


Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Signs Your Spine is Out Of Alignment






Just like a car out body has misalignment spine condition. Misalignment spine is so uncomfortable, it can lead to serious problems if don't solve it quickly. Trust me! I am writing from my personal experience.
I bet many of us don't realize this and accepting it as part of normal life. We thought it was just part of us and eventually will heal off.


So, What is a Spinal Misalignment?



The spine is our body main core. It must stay strong and stable to support the musculoskeletal part of the bot to keep it straight upright. It protects the central nervous system too. Our body will maintain strong and easy mobility without interruption if we have a strong and perfect alignment spine 




Here are the top signs that your spine is out of alignment :


1. Constantly suffer from headaches, back pain or joint pain

2. Frequently crack your neck, back or other joints of your body 

3. Uneven wear out the heel of your shoes 

4. Stiff neck, back,  hips and other joints. It couldn't turn easily

5.  Often catch the flu. Flu is not necessarily from the virus. You can catch the flu if the misalignment blocked the central nervous systems and effected the immune systems.

6.  Numbness or tingling feeling in your hands or feet.

7.  Always feeling tired and sluggish. Most people feel fatigued but if you still feel the same after getting eight hours of rest each night, then it's not normal.


How to treat misalignment?


One of the best solutions is to get a Chiropractors to examine your spine. They will tell you what treatment suit you. But writing from my personal experience, the cost of the treatment can burn out your wallet in a long term. I end up signing up for 16 packages which cost me a freaking RM8k plus. Every week to visit the Chiro for treatment is daunting and horror for me. I feel like surrender myself to be tortured and listening to the sound of my bone cracking. It's so scary. It does feel better right after and it doesn't last at all. It came back and the pain is still there.


For the long term solution, I chose to straighten up and strengthen my spine using a body posture corrector.

Maintain good posture while you sit, walk and sleep is the most important thing you can do for a long term solution to spine health. But you see, easy to say to sit up and walk with your body up straight but maintaining the position isn't as easy as your talk. I can maintain the posture for less than 2 minutes and eventually start slouching after that. **facepalm**


I spent on a body support brace and a good Posture Supporting Chair. My current freelance job requires me to sit in front of my PC most of the time. I bet some of you are doing that while working from home, right?


How a good Posture Supporting Chair could bring a good benefit to your lumbar and spine health?

It's like sitting in a mould and keep you from slouching and assist you with sitting correctly. Eventually, it reduces back discomfort and relieves the back pain too.

If you are looking for a good posture supporting chair can try out the TIRTIR Posture Supporting chair. I have been using this and so far it suits and helps me.

TIRTIR supporting chair has a good specification that I am looking for :


πŸ‘‰ Lightweight and portable

πŸ‘‰ Correct posture to relieve backaches

πŸ‘‰ The material is breathable and the thick cushion is so comfortable fit

πŸ‘‰Lightweight and portable too. I can even use this on my car seat too for a comfortable long hour drive

πŸ‘‰ Versatile, adaptable to any chair from sofa to the dining seats too.


This is how my TIRTIR Posture Supporting Chair looks like.






Enjoy RM20 OFF if you purchase using my link and key in my voucher code TIRTIR023

Please note this Voucher Code is only valid from 14 September 2021, 00:00 to 13 October 2021, 23:59


Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Hada Labo First Virtual Reality Roadshow

 



Get a free Hada Labo lotion to deliver to you by playing an interactive game at Hada Labo first Virtual Reality (VR) roadshow. I have fun finding the Hada Labo babies in the interactive section. 

You can access the first of its kind innovative  Hada LaboVirtual Reality (VR) roadshow HERE

The Hada Labo VR roadshow is a specially curated Hada Labo experience for customers in the comfort of their homes. You can expect integrates interactive fun activities and a virtual shopping experience on one platform. Built on a 360-degree virtual reality platform, it replicates a physical shopping experience at the roadshow.


What to expect when you visit Hada Labo Virtual Reality Roadshow?


1. Main Lobby




The main lobby provides visitors with a navigation guide on where they can head next and also information on the coolest promotion of the month.


2. Interactive Zone




This is my favourite zone. Here you can have fun with lots of fun events such as visitors can get their Skin analysis done to determine the right product for their skin. Visitors can watch short videos on how to use the respective skin care products and learn beauty tips. The most exciting is to participate in a game called finding the Hada Labo babies and win prizes.


3. Shopping zone




The Shopping Zone will reveal Hada Labo's best sellers which are nicely organized and displayed by range on specific shelves. The visitors can simply click on an icon if not familiar with the products to get more information. It helps visitors to make a decision before making a purchase.


This innovative approach is suitable with our current social distancing environment because it reduces human contact but makes the online shopping experience fun and interactive in such innovative ways.


I have lots of fun browsing through the first of its kind Hada Labo Virtual Reality Roadshow.

Friday, September 10, 2021

What Is My New Normal Life In Year 2020 and 2021?



Time passes really fast. It has been two years since all of us has lost our freedom to live our lives like in the year 2019 and before that. We miss the time where we can 'Balik kampung' during the festive time. We long to make use of annual leave for a holiday. 


Many of us have received a double dose of vaccine. I can tell you this is not a ticket to freedom and life like we did in the year 2019 and before. Things have changed! Our freedom has been robbed! The virus has evolved and got stronger day by day. Even our vaccines couldn't catch up to the fast upgrading. Unfortunately, the chance of being infected after vaccines is still high. 


Although the Government has announced the ease of MCO, we have our own responsibility to take care of ourselves. My new normal life in the years 2020 and 2021, or should I drag it further to the years 2022, 2023 and the year after that and after that too? Forever? We have to learn to live among this deadly virus from now on. 


Here how I personally adapting to the new norms :




Face Mask Is Essential Item


I have few types of masks in stock. Never step out of my house without wearing any face mask. I cover up even during taking out my thrash which is on the same floor and only 30 steps away. I added a face shield over my KF94 mask whenever go down to pick up my online delivery order at the lobby. You can call me paranoid but hey....most of the deliverymen in my area kind of put their masks down all the time. I encountered a number of them, not one not two but most of them behave the same. 



Social Distancing


No doubt! Social distancing may be a key component when it comes to containing the virus. Now that the government has announced the eased of MCO. Gosh! I think it is really a challenge for me or all of us to avoid the crowd. I am considered lucky to live on the first floor. I opt to walk down and up the staircase most of the time unless carrying heavy things which require a trolley. I rather wait for the next lift than sharing it with others. I become a thick face to tell off other people to board the same life with me. I prefer to step out to give way to stubborn people! Gosh! we met this kind of people all the time who live their lives to danger others. Why bother to fight with them? 




Avoid Gatherings


I really don't understand when people are a relatively crying joy at the cinema opening announcement. I would do the same if I am working with the cinema itself. Big No as the patron. The virus is no longer about close contact infectious. They are now airborne. Imagine watching a movie in a dim close-up area for more than one hour. I bet there will be no popcorn or drink selling. We have to put our masks up throughout the entire hour. Urghh! I will feel seriously ill with suffocation doing that.




Online Shopping 


I bet most business owners have since changed their way of business and adopting from offline to online. I shop all my groceries from fresh to dry goods through online shopping. Avoid the crowd through online shopping is safer. Who said don't need to shop for wardrobe and beauty items during MCO?  I still need to apply sunscreen and other skincare despite being indoors most of the time. I bought most of the skincare products through online shopping websites. One or two or maybe more clothes to please me. I need to be happy and take care of my mental health too. (facepalm) 




My Handbag


Ever since this whole pandemic era started 2 years ago, it changes my life. What is the must item in the handbag during this new norm life? Not sure about other women handbag, but mine comes with an antibacterial wet wipe instead of just a regular soft tissue. Face mist has changed with hand sanitiser. A backup face mask is always on standby in the bag. I carry a sanitiser gun with me in my handbag if out in the public. (facepalm for my paranoid syndrome). I focus on the eye make-up instead of full-face makeup under the mask. So, instead of lipstick or lip tint, mascara and concealer to cover my eye bag are essential for me. I brought my own fork and spoon too, just in case!



Travelling Plan


I put all my travelling plans at a halt for 2 to 3 years or maybe longer. I dare not dream anything at this moment. I hope the world health improve and everything at ease in 2 to 3 years time. Those 'Travel addicted' can go on with their plan. As for myself, I decided to live with the flow with wait and see. Don't want to take the risk by following the desire. 


Give yourself a pat on your back if you survive this new normal lifestyle. Whatever situation we are in right now, be nice to yourself and others. Stay safe everyone and live life happily.




Sunday, September 5, 2021

Hada Labo Kotojyun Serum Mask

Hada Labo Mask

 


Every woman dreams to have and maintain glowing, soft, smooth and supple skin. Recently, I got my hand on Hada Labo's New Kotojyun Serum Mask

How do I describe this mask in one word?

Elixir

I just tried it in one application and the result is super satisfying. It made my skin instantly hydrates, my skin looks glowing, smooth and supple all day long.


The Hada Labo new upgraded Kotojyun Mask comes in three variants to tackle different skin conditions.


πŸ’§ Premium Moist --- offering intense moisture for very dry skin

πŸ’§ Instant Hydration --- offering instant hydration for normal to dry skin

πŸ’§Deep Whitening --- offering hydration and brightening benefits that are suitable for dry and pigmented skin.


Premium Moist Kotojyun Mask


Hada Labo Mask


Infused with 5 types of Hyaluronic Acid (3D Hyaluronic Acid, Absorbent Hyaluronic Acid, Hyaluronic Acid, Nano Hyaluronic Acid, Super Hyaluronic Acid), high penetrating serum, Japanese Blue Algae, 3 types of Ceramide as well as Squalene to fully hydrate skin from the surface to inner layers. These are highly effective hydrating ingredients that works hand in hand to lock in and replenish water for soft, smooth and supple skin.


If you have a very dry skin condition, then the premium moist Kotojyun mask is suitable to transform your skin! The Ceramides and Japanese Blue Algae help to form a layer of moisture-retaining barrier, thus protecting the skin from moisture loss. They also strengthen the skin's natural barrier in locking in moisture for a longer-lasting hydration effect.


Instant Hydration Kotojyun Mask


Hada Labo Mask


This mask is infused with 4 types of (Hyaluronic Acid (Super Hyaluronic Acid, Zinc Hyroluzed Hyaluronate, Nano Hyaluronic Acid and Hyaluronic Acid). This has the water retention ability to lock in and retains water for long-lasting hydration and high penetrating serum. It penetrates and infuses moisture deep into the skin to fully hydrate from the skin surface to the inner skin layers for significantly soft, smooth and supple skin.


Deep Whitening Kotojyun Mask


Hada Labo Mask

This Whitening Mask is infused with 4 types of highly concentrated brightening ingredients such as  Arbutin, Tranexamic Acid, Niacinamide and Licorice Extract for intensive brightening care. If you looking to lighten the dark spots and even out skin tone then this is the one that suits you.

 

Each mask is infused with 23ml high penetrating beauty serum to give the skin an instant boost of moisture and hydration. 


How to apply Hada Labo Kotojyun Mask?

This is just a 15 minutes pampering session after the cleanser and lotion routine. Just unfold the mask over your face and press with fingertips. Relax for 10 - 15 minutes and remove the mask. Gently massages the remaining essence onto the skin until thoroughly absorbed. I usually apply the remaining essence from the mask sheet on my neck and other skin areas. Follow with the next skincare routine moisturiser and sunscreen.


I love this mask the most since it is extremely comfortable and breathable to use. The Hada Labo Kotojyun Mask is made from fibre derived naturally from plants. This is skin-friendly + innovative three-dimensional sheet fits perfectly onto the face to allow for deep penetration of the serum into the skin, ensuring your skin is smooth and supple upon application.


Rest assured that Hada Labo Upgraded Kotojyun Mask is ph balanced and alcohol-free, hence it does not irritate the skin. It deeply hydrates and revives dull skin for a fresh and radiant complexion.


You can get the Hada Labo Kotojyun for RM12.90 per sheet at all Shopee, Lazada and leading pharmacies nationwide.


 

 

Wednesday, September 1, 2021

How To Make Organic Tempe With 2 Ingredients

Organic Tempe



It has been a long time, I updated this blog with my original lifestyle story. My blog is crowded with some beauty reviews, which I find diverts away from the originality of this blog. I have to earn somewhere, right? Especially, when I am still jobless. Many products for review deliver to my doorstep in the month of Aug. September month will be a bit quieter. isk... isk...  Anyway...here is the story...read on my adventure. πŸ‘‡


Last week, I started a new project which I called 'Project Organic Tempe'. If you are an Asian born like me, Tempe is something you can't miss. For those who are new to Tempe. Tempe is a fermented soybean that is really popular in Indonesian dishes. I love Tempe since I was small. I can't miss this whenever visit the morning market. I just love to eat it fried with some turmeric, salt and a five-spice powder sprinkle.


So, I decided to try my hand to ferment the soybean and make a Tempe, with the thought, how tough can it be right?


I searched online for the recipe online. I found 2 versions of the recipe.


1st Tempe recipe

This one using the Indonesian Tempe starter (Ragi)

πŸ‘‰ Soy Bean

πŸ‘‰ Tempe starter (ragi)

πŸ‘‰ Rice flour


I don't really like the idea of adding rice flour in Tempe since I try my best to avoid any starchy in my daily diet. Ahahhhh.....hypocrite mode on!πŸ˜•


Anyway, I found another Tempe recipe with only 2 ingredients.


2nd Tempe recipe

This is an organic Tempe recipe.

πŸ‘‰ Soybean

πŸ‘‰ Organic ragi (this one is so expensive compare to the first recipe. I bought at Lazada)


How To Ferment Organic Tempe?


πŸ’¦ 1st - Wash organic soybean. I used 250g

πŸ’¦ 2nd - Soak the soybean for 48 hours. This is the first fermentation process.

πŸ’¦ 3rd - Throw out the smelly water and wash the soybean thoroughly.

πŸ’¦ 4th - Spend your time dehulled the soybean skin and half it while watching your fav drama. Yes, people! at this point, I develop a regretful feeling. Why trouble me doing this for 2 freaking hours, when I can buy a temper with less than RM2 at the grocers?

πŸ’¦ 5th - Steamed the soybean for 45 minutes. So lazy to take out the steamer from the box. So, I end up boiled the beans for 45 minutes.

πŸ’¦ 6th - Let the bean dry all the excess water

πŸ’¦ 7th - Add-in temper ragi. The instruction says to use 2 small spoons (provided in the bottle) for every 0.5 kg of soybean. Nix it well.

πŸ’¦ 8th - Pack the soybean in the ziplock bag. Poke holes all over the bag and leave it to ferment at room temperature for 48 hours.


Although, I regretted trouble myself to make this Tempe. The result is so satisfying. Will I make the Tempe again. Hell No! I will just buy. kekekeke 😜


Watch my adventure making this organic Tempe in my YouTube channel below πŸ‘‡

Link to my YouTube Channel Click Here