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 :

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

👉 Ceramide to smooth, soften as well as strengthen and repair the skin barrier

👉 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 👉 Wash your face with Hada Labo+ Sensitive Hydrating Face Wash

Step 2 👉 Gently pat the Hada Labo+ Sensitive Hydrating Lotion until absorbed

Step 3 👉 Apply the Hada Labo+ Sensitive Hydrating Cream

Step 4 👉 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 :


👉 6 boxes of Yili  Youngfun Milk Flavoured Drink

👉 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 👉 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 👉 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 👉 Put on the lid and squeeze it for one minute or less. 


Step 4 👉 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.










Friday, October 15, 2021

How I Spend My Birthday Recklessly This Year

 


I waited at 12 midnight, just in case anyone want to wish me early. But gosh! no one. Pathetic! Aihhhh...I thought having someone special to wish me that early. Why do I expect something that obvious? In my dream, isn't it. 


It is just another day on 12 Oct 2021. Check on me in the mirror and notice 2 strands of white hair. Oh! you came out already, huh? I thought got an exemption from this. Eheh? Dream on again.


Morning came, my whattapps went on 'ketok! ketok! Ok, some people remember my existence. No, that pathetic. Not bad! Not bad! At least someone knows I exist. 


Then checked my email, hohohoh...My conservative BFF sent an 'Ang Pow' to my bank account. Awww...Thank you. A good start!




My 2 sisters sponsored a retro-style multi-cooker. They knew I am one practical person. So always ask anything I need before purchasing something for me. They sponsored an Air Fryer for my birthday last year and I have been using it conveniently. Love it too. Thank you, sista!




One of them spent lavishly on an expensive cake. That's why monthly salary is power! You can spend whatever you think you need. For me, I feel thankful and at least got a chance to eat an expensive cake. Luckily this cake is finger-licking good cakes. Totally different from what I usually had. Well spent!




I 'off' the FB notification on my birthdate. Suddenly, feel like I am already dead because no one remembers me. Ahhhh!! I need to make myself visible in order to be known, right? Why? Because I am no one special. So, I end up posting my expensive birthday cake and the Starbuck Reserve which I enjoyed the week before. Such a showy! Then the comments overflow with birthday wishes from my FB friend. Pathetically, I never met most of them. I don't even know who they are. WTH? Obviously, I have too much time replying to the wishes one by one with the cutest emoji, I can find. kekekeke. A simple wish can bring smiles to a person like me. Too much attention will make me suffocated too. Goshhh!!! I am one complicated person. I love privacy.




I decided not to be in the kitchen at all that day. So, I ordered delivery the whole day that day. A brunch with my favourite food 'Nasi Lemak Sotong'. Then an early dinner with Dominos Pizza. I added the chocolate lava cake to end my reckless birthday. I decided to give some good decoration and snap a photo for my IG Story. WTH! 


Other than that, I just rerun my favourite Kdrama the whole day. Such a fun birthday, I had this year! 

For others may sound pathetic but for a homebody like me. This is heaven! Peaceful! If you get to do what you love to do most.....That is life!


Note: Not much of advertisement post this month and next because I busy with my house moving. So, I stop accepting those. I still have one or two sponsors, which I still struggling to find my best mood to complete.

Wednesday, October 13, 2021

Expensive Morning Business

 





I went out for the annual standard car service last week. Usually, I can wait at the service centre but not this time. The nearest place to wait was McD which is just a walk away from the centre. The lady who attended to me said they require 3 hours to complete. 


I was OK to wait at McD for 3 hours provided the place isn't that crowded. I ordered the small rice porridge and one cappuccino. Not many people, just around 3 couples. Aihhhh! Is it valentines day already? 


Ate my breakfast peacefully while browsing my phone. Isn't this is how people kill their time nowadays? Finished the porridge and notice the crowd started to build up. Aihhhh... Then at the same time, my bowel is calling to be emptied. Aishhhh!!! not now. I have a long way to go. I thought have emptied this morning. Why suddenly so active? I checked the time and it's only 30 minutes after I left my car. I still have around 2 and a half hours more to go.


The situation totally needs to go. So sian ar? McD toilet. Ewwwww.... Not so pleasant to do my business.


I was sitting there while sipping away my cappuccino and at the same time doing some calculations to solve this problem of mine. I check out the Grab Apps for a ride back. Ahhhhh... it will cost me RM20 plus one ride. The return ride will cost me around RM40 plus. At this moment, that place becomes more and more crowded. Damn it! I am exposed to risk. Not to mention this URGENT business. Otteoke!


Ahhh....Na Meolla! Click confirm ride back. The car arrived in a blink. Huh! this fella must be on standby around here. Anyway, it was a breeze 40 minutes ride back home. I was opening my house's door when the phone rang.


WTH??? Don't tell me. Don't tell me.  I saw the number it was from the service centre. Ah! is there some problem with my car and more cost to add? 


Me: Hello!

Lady : Hello! Miss Rina. I am XXX from XXXX. You can is ready to collect.

Me : ???

Paused for 30 secs. WTH!! WTH!!

Lady : Miss Rina?

Me : Ya? already?

Lady : Yes. Miss Rina

Me : OK


I walked into my house, put down my sling bag. Sat down on the toilet bowl and try to figure out the whole situation. This must be the most expensive morning business, I ever had in my 47 years of living. Jjajanae Jjinja!!!! (So annoying! - in Korean)

I started to console myself. Since I am one believer of 'Things Happen for A Reason'. Finished my expensive business and book the ride back to the service centre. Just hope, I didn't get the same ride. 


Another swift ride back. Collect my car and head back home again. 


I won't say it's a waste of rides but I would say, I could save some money if I did more calculations before making my decision. Hishhh!!!! DD...


Additional rant: Hate this google AdSense and analytic things. It getting more and more technical day by day to maintain a blog. The page views drop a lot with this new upgrade by google. My AdSense has disappeared apparently they accused me of invalid traffic. I don't even do anything,weiii!!! Who the hell is playing around keep clicking my ads and it becomes invalid. I'm really not into digital thingy. Now have to spend time understanding the new algorithm. ** big time menyampah ni**


Tuesday, October 12, 2021

Something I have To Deal With

 





October is my busy month ever after long hiatus. Sounds like a celebrity huh? 

I went to do some inspection on my new home works. I have not been visiting that place due to MCO. My kitchen cabinet still missing the tabletop. Apparently, the one I chose is out of stock. Then I have to choose again. Then the stock is only available in a few weeks time. Finally, they are installing today on birthdate. 


From my site inspection findings, the contractors thought an Eight feet tall person is living in that place. I am only 5ft 6inches tall. The rain shower head was beyond my reach at all. Too high up. Damn it! I feel like a midget walking into my main shower room. Can't even reach out to the showerhead to adjust the direction properly. I need a climb a ladder just to tweak the showerhead direction. Even the water heater switch is way up beyond my reach. Re-do? Gosh! they will ruin my tiling. Let me accept this as fate?


My beautiful ceiling light is already out of light. WTH! Gosh...I need to change the led light before even live in the house. Look like I need to practise ladder climb. I need to add better lightings though. The current one isn't that bright. I hate the dark houses.


They haven't installed the bidet, curtain rod, blinds and auto gate. That's how it is. You need to be monitored to deliver a good job, right? No wonder every job require a Hawke eye to scrutinized every single thing.


Last week, I went to do the first round of cleaning like sweeping out the dust and mop the floor.Then scattered around snake repellent powder. Hope I don't end up burn down the place before even get the chance to live there. I have ordered rat, lizard, cat and any sort of insects repellent. I am still waiting for the item. Super paranoid mode on. 


Back home after that cleaning day, I end up on my backrest for a week. My arm was all swollen. See? I don't self-claimed that Princess title for no reason. WTH!  I can't overwork myself. But hire people to clean is not even a choice for me. I need to do it myself to save costs. If I have good motor skills, I will install the curtain rod and everything on my own. Arghhh!!! I wish...


After all the installation is complete next week, I need to do the major cleaning and then have to rest for a week. Old body, like that lor... Then,  I will start to move my small items in and arrange them accordingly. After all, the small item arranges nicely and is 50% livable and the internet connection needs to be up too, I will arrange for the big thing to move in.  I don't have many big items. Not much furniture. to move in. No dining table or even a sofa or TV. isk isk isk...I will furnish it slowly when I move in later. One thing, I can assure you, I have more than enough kitchen electrical appliances from my blog review job. 


I need to choose a good and lucky date to officially move in too. My house has a bit of feng shui kind of things too. No harm right? Just use the logic la..... no need for feng shui master to come. Act smart again la ni... No Lil bit then talk sound like a know it, right? Haih!


Someone ask if can visit my new home. Cannot la.. I don't have enough cups and plates to serve people. Even the chairs are just for me. Basically, this is still a single woman set up home. I want to live a minimalist possible so that if I pass away, the live one doesn't have to do a lot of clean up. Does this make sense? At the same time, I learn a lot while packing all my stuff to move out. Many junks to sort and throw out. Urghhh!!! I don't want to be cursed out while resting in my graveyard. I can't even walk out of the graveyard to correct my wrongdoings!


Ecewah!!!! Talk like so angel like that,huh? When started to live there, I end up shop for many things. kakakaka...Gosh! I can see my future really well. ** facepalm **


OK! enough with my rant. I am practically feeling super nervous to live in my new home. Hopefully, no neighbour want t to talk to me. I will rather be MYOB kind of living condition. But again, I never know, right? Who knows after living there I become a famous social butterfly, out of a sudden! Human change, right? 


More updates soon. IMA is super busy these days. Packing my things in the box. 

Friday, October 8, 2021

Why October Month Is So Special?

 



October month has always been a special and meaningful month. Not because it's Halloween month. 12th October is my birthday and to be exact this year will be my 47th birthday. If God gives the permission, I will be reaching my FIVE-SERIES tiers in 3 years time. Urghhh! Even now, I feel like living in the 60s body.  


As usual, no celebration because I don't have friends to celebrate though. My last birthday celebration is a farewell to my most fav workplace. So, I was a bit traumatic for a so-called birthday celebration, though! It's a good intention from others to make them feel less guilty towards me. I allow that to happen and it hurts me until now. 


I usually travel abroad and enjoy my moment alone wondering at other countries like a lost soul. My last birthday trip was in the year 2019 to Tianjin. I remember wandering around at the Italian Street there and enjoy an Italian Pizza in one of the Alfresco Italian Restaurants. Then fill up my special day cafe hopping and admire the building architecture at Wu Dao Dao street. I miss that moment. 


This year, I stuck here in Malaysia. Struggling to move home. The never-ending project because I still couldn't let go of much of my stuff in my old home. That is why I hate being close to anyone or even anything. I can't let go of things easily. Hopefully, this will come to closure in November. I still haven't survey for a comfy couch, table and chair  I am still very selective about this, though! It will take time for me finally furnish my new home.


I still haven't done my birthday shopping spree at ZALORA yet. Aihhhh...really not in the mood to do online shopping these days. Luckily the shopping voucher expiry isn't so soon.


What should I do on 12 Oct 2021 ?

Any idea?


Not a big fan of cakes at all but suddenly, I am craving for a good and delicious Pandan Gula Melaka Cake,


Tuesday, October 5, 2021

Why You Should Choose A Botanic's Floral Sheet Mask

 



Sheet masks have come a long way and over the years have earned their place as an additional step in skincare routines. For beauties out there who wants an immediate boost of nutrients and moisture and better skin condition, it is advisable to use sheet masks at least once a week.


Recently, I had a chance to try out Mentholatum NEW Collection of Botanics Floral Sheet Mask. The Botanics Floral Sheet Mask collections come in three variants:




Swiss Edelweiss Anti-Oxidizing Mask

As its name, this mask is suitable for those who are looking for naturally powerful antioxidants to strengthen the skin's from pollution and environmental forces.


It contains :

🌺 Kakadu Plum Extract contains a rich source of Vitamin C to give skin a youthful glow and healthy radiance.

🌺 Hyaluronic Acid helps infuse moisture deep into the skin for long-lasting hydration.




French Calendula Soothing Mask

For sensitive skin types can try out French Calendula Soothing Mask to soothe and calm the skin as well as maintain good skin health.

It contains :

🍂 Betaine (a type of Amino Acid) helps prevent moisture loss and ensures that the skin is always hydrated, smooth and firm.

🍂 Hyaluronic Acid infuse moisture deep into the skin for long-lasting hydration.




Damask Rose Hydration Mask

My personal favourite mask has floral water extracted from Damask Rose to gently revitalizes and nourishes the skin.

It contains :

🌹 Betaine (a type of Amino Acid) helps prevent moisture loss and ensures that the skin is always hydrated, smooth and firm.

🌹 Hyaluronic Acid infuse moisture deep into the skin for long-lasting hydration.


I also find that Mentholathum's Botanics Floral Sheet Mask :

Mild & Gentle and also it is alcohol, colourant and mineral oil-free;

Rich in essence & breathable floral sheet mask and it is able to absorb moisture 15 times its own essence weight. On top of that, the mask sheet material is air-wrap mesh with 2 sided breathable design perfect for one's facial contour. It definitely boosts up the absorption and effectiveness.

Low irritation as the sheet mask is made of 100% fibre extract derived from trees. The result to friendly to the skin and suitable for all skin types.


As a result of the finest natural floral ingredients to the skin, it gives you the perfect result you desire.


How to apply the sheet mask correctly?

💟 Place the sheet mask on a clean face by unfolding the mask and gently smoothen the mask over the entire face.

💟 Then remove after 10 - 15 minutes

💟 Gently massage the remaining essence into the face and neck until fully absorbed.


The NEW Mentholatum Botanics Floral Sheet Mask is only RM8.50 per piece and you can get it a Guardian, AEON Wellness, Lazada, Shopee and HERMO.



Sunday, October 3, 2021

Reputable Developer Doesn't Guarantee A Good Quality House

 


I am writing based on my own personal experience. I made my decision to settle down and live in the landed property as my retirement home. Location wise, certainly far from the city centre due to affordability. I also consider the developer reputation to avoid any abandonment in the middle of the project. I will cry a river, blood tears if this happens to my hard earn money. I bought mine from the best property developer in Malaysia.


I received the key end of last year,2020. MCO and everything so everything at a halt for almost a year now. Revive back the plan only on September 2021. I plan to move at end of October this year or early Nov 2021. 


Since I don't have anyone to rely on. Everything needs to be settled on my own. Using my two not so experience eyes screening the handover house and armed with a sticker on my hand. I was so disappointed with the end products. The quality is worst and for the price that I am paying, not to mention the reputation of the developer. Damn it! for that so many defects and a long list to re-do. 


Of course! I went all out to report and request for them to rectify. They took a month to do that 'so called' repair work. WTH! After another inspection, the repair is not even a repair. So disappointed. But I don't want to waste my energy. If they can hand over that kind of quality home to the owner, I bet their level of corruption internally is just as bad as our political scene too. Ahh... I let God judge them la. Why stress up myself to deal with a moron who wants to live life dishonestly, right? So, I accept as it is! Although, mine has a long list of defects but considers myself still lucky. Mine is still liveable if just close my eyes tight! Some others have the worst defect such as leakage whenever it rain and the de-attached tiling and flooring parquet. Terrible, right?


I read in the FB group for the homeowner, some of them is now considering selling off the house. 'Beh Tahan'. Imagine the leakage every time raining, the report then repairs and then it happens again. It's like a never-ending kind of ordeal for the family. So they wanted to move out.


Well, if you drive into the township, you may fall in love with it and make you want to stay there. It's like everyone dreams home. The outside look so nice for now. To be honest, everything is still new. New things always look nice to everyone eyes.  I always visual something far down. With the quality of works handover to me, this township going to be a massive rundown place in just 10 years time. Living there will be a nightmare, though. So, I pray hard to God to take my life faster.


Sometimes, buying a home need some luck and fate too!


It has been stressful when received the house. Not to mention the kitchen cabinet works seems like still work in progress forever due to my small job to them. WTH! I put up with everything. Hopefully, they can complete it in 2 to 3 weeks time from now. But now, I am trying my best to accept mine with an open mind. I am glad to be alone for all this. I bet God have a plan for me.