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Welcome to my wonderland! I write about beauty, shopping & lifestyle topics in Malaysia. I would love to visit Japan & Korea one day, take photographs and immerse myself in life.
  • Top 10 Female Bloggers Msia 2014
  • Founder of The Butterfly Project Malaysia
  • Winner of Cleo's Next Top Blogger Msia 2011
  • X-Head Of Editorial, LivingSocial Malaysia

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안녕하세요 My Liposuction Story

5.19.2015

my 200 pounds beauty story in Korea

안녕하세요 means Annyeonghaseyo which is hello in Korea. I still can't believe I am in Korea, it's amazing as I have always dreamt about travelling to this country. It's day 9 and I just woke up from my slumber, tired out from my "adventures" yesterday. Tomorrow I will be flying back and I am going to do some googling on tax refunds. Later at 3pm I have an appointment at The Line Clinic Plastic Surgery to remove my stitches from behind my ears, underarms, pelvic area and tail bone (back). Sounds scary? Haha don't worry it's just my surgery stint, I didn't get into any accidents here. 


My Wanderlust Bucket List (so far)
1. Japan 2. Korea 3. Paris, France 4. United Kingdom 5. Philippines 
6. Thailand 7. Bali, Indonesia 8. Hong Kong 9. Taiwan 10. Canada

WAIT! WHAT SURGERY? Well, you know I am always the curious one when it comes to discovering opportunities or ways to enhance a women's lifestyle particularly in terms of slimming and weight loss. I have tried almost everything now but liposuction and you know where's best to get such surgery done with the professionals who know it all - Korea. What's more interesting is now I get to travel and do plastic surgery at the same time. It's becoming increasingly popular in the market for women and men to go for plastic surgery trips for holidays. I manage to scratch visiting Korea and getting plastic surgery done at the same time this year (haha). Oh but wait, I didn't change my looks, what I did was getting rid of my stubborn fats and shaping my body so I could enhance my body shape and wear beautiful clothes. That procedure is called liposuction, the last thing to discover in my fat loss journey. From diet products, detox drinks, exercising, liposonix, HCG I probably have done it all but clipping my stomach now.

Coming back to Plastic Surgery Trips, think about it. Put aside any qualms about it and free your mind to the future of possibilities where someone, anyone could go away for the holidays and come back a different person. While conformity is not beautiful, improving oneself is an never ending struggle and this includes improving one's physical looks. That being said, just because someone wants to look beautiful, it doesn't mean she's ugly on the inside. Everyone wants to be beautiful, using cosmetics, skincare and fashion is one of the ways. How confident you are is ultimately what makes you beautiful. 

the movie that inspired me to go for plastic surgery
(highest grossing romantic comedy in Korea)

watch the trailer! :D you'll love this movie

200 Pounds Beauty is my inspiration for this post and the one reason why I am in Korea today. The movie talks about an obese girl named Hanna who is a "background K-pop" singer. She has a beautiful talent - her voice but due to her physical image, her agency cameos here with a hot chick while she hides behind singing. She suffers from having extremely poor self-esteem, as she has been ignored because of her appearance. At last, she makes the decision of a lifetime to have full-body plastic surgery by black mailing a surgeon with a "sex voice recording tape" at his clinic. How that happened?! well because Hanna's part time job is a sex caller to support her dad's medical bills. A really nice movie, please watch if you haven't! (click here to watch the movie on youtube) 

I have chosen The Line Clinic Plastic Surgery (Korea) to do my surgery


their testimonials vowed me among other interesting "services"

So How Does Liposuction Feel ATM?

The first few days after my surgery I was extremely exhausted, hungry and in pain. The pain isn't like slash, mash, fire kinda pain but more of a bruised, muscle ache, body has climb Mt. Everest kinda pain. It's bearable and tolerable, the only difficulty I had for the first 5 days was sitting, bending, getting up and down the bed which was difficult and painful. Apart from that is the fact that I am wearing my body garment (pressure garment) post liposuction that's annoying uncomfortable for the first 3 days but about now day 9 I am getting used to it and may consider wearing it forever to keep my body in shape HAHAHA. Recovery is fast :) I am shocked as well since from Day 3 onwards I am out and about shopping in Seoul, Korea.


busting some lipo-myths

Gosh I think my thoughts are everywhere in here, when I get back I'll share more in depth about my Liposuction Journey a.k.a my very own 200 pounds beauty journey. I promise it's going to be interesting especially when I have friends texting me "did you know you can die from liposuction?!" and I texted back "I am alive aren't I?".

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Have You Heard Of Vanilla Tees?

5.18.2015

in love with vanilla tees

Recently I've begun to love wearing Korean-ish casuals at home. It makes me feel all warm and fuzzy plus it matches my hair style. Couple of months ago I gave my hair stylist permission to colour my hair so she gave me soft brown highlights over dark ash brown base. It turned out lovely!. Because of my hair, I started hunting down clothes with long sleeves on soft, monotonous colours. My faves are greys, blacks and anything along the line of soft dark and Korean-ish if that makes sense. When I say that, I meant uncomplicated, minimalist, everyday tops that's refined, of quality and still affordable to the pocket.
vanilla tees below RM50.00 on www.milktee.nu
(free size, I hope I can wear this)

 love the duo colour top, wondering if this would look great on me

simple, soft, minimalist! I'm ordering this one

However it is a pain trying to find clothes like this at the mall, I couldn't really find many that would resemble a perfect match to what I was looking for until I google my way into "vanilla tees" at milktee.nu.  Vanilla tees are oversized tees (which by now U know I am a huge fan of anything oversized lol). It's Malaysian online store selling ready-to-wear tees that's simple, refined and polished. The reason they're able to provide styles such as these is because they made it themselves! *wow* that's really impressive for a home grown brand and you know how I love supporting local indie brands. They claim to focus on product and service quality while providing well-crafted and great fitting clothes. 

That just means, I dare you to try me out haha. I spotted a few tops under VANILLA that I would love to have, so I placed an order while I'm still in Korea. Yes that's how crazy I am in my hotel room that I am doing online shopping at midnight. I hope by the time I fly back home (Wed), my parcel would arrive the next day. They give free shipping for purchases above RM55 (inclusive of GST), so I'm going to buy two. One of it is this "grey vanilla duo string" baby that caught my eyes!!!

some examples of Vanilla tees on this site
(plus a guide on how easy it is to shop here)

after selecting the vanilla tees, I checked out to this page
 (my doorbell is givin me probs, hope courier calls me)

filling in my details for my purchase

if safety is a concern, choose bank deposit like me haha

wow that's quick :O I hope this is true lol
(e-mail came in with banking details)

Shows how excited I am about this store that I am sharing away! I hear they're bringing in more vanilla tees but the launch is tomorrow I think? I'm keeping my eyes peered at their instagram and facebook to find out what other colours / styles they're going to introduce. I also hope to join in the girls sharing their instagram oodt to get RM25 voucher. Can't wait to get  my vanilla tees when I get back home *hearts*.

How To Score A RM25 Voucher?
1) Upload your favourite Milktee outfit on instagram
2) Tag us and use #MILKTEEMOMENTS
3) and receive a RM25 voucher from us!

beautiful instagram photographs, love the colours & styling
(I also spotted my friends posing in here!!!)

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Haagen-Dazs Banana Chocolate Brownie Review

5.10.2015

meet my new boyfriend, he's dark, rich & chunky

I would like to introduce the new Haagen Dazs Banana Chocolate Brownie flavour readers! This deliciously sinful heaven has all three of your favourites blend into a mouthful of pleasure. A playground of delicious creamy smooth banana ice-cream with ribbons of luscious melted chocolate sauce and generous chunks of  real brownies. The textures will make you go oooOOOOH!. 

the anatomy of the new flavour dissected for your viewing pleasure

 watch how he unwind under my hands


the new flavour from Haagen Dazs

If you love bananas, chocolate sauce and brownies, which in my opinion is the sexiest combination of all three fan favourites in one - then you're going to have to try this for a night in with your love or say girlfriends and watch Sex and the City. My first taste, the soft ice-cream melted away in my mouth and I could taste the banana flavour entangled with rich chocolate sauce among the bite size brownies. Very very rich, and if you love bananas like me giggles then make way to the nearest Haagen Dazs outlet and grab a pint to try.

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Pitch Perfect 2 Review

5.09.2015

they say sequels sux, but PP2 is the bomb

Just got back from watching the movie and yes everyone is asking whether the movie is good enough to spend RM16 (or less depending on which cinema you go to). Okay that's how much I paid for a ticket at TGV 1 Utama. I won't go into details naming characters, what nots but I do want to say how good this movie is compared to the first. I was literally moving to the beat and cheering from my seat from the start of the movie until the end credits. It was mind blowing that I could experience beautiful voices, songs, mash ups, and the height of all inspiring determination from the all female a cappella group from Barden University. The energy was pouring from the movie as we watch how the girls got back their groove from being shamed initially at the start of the movie with an oppsy incident from Fat Amy who happens to be my favourite character.

I also loved how I bonded with the characters this time around as Elizabeth Banks (the director and also "Gail" the a cappella commentator) playfully injected romance, friendship (sisterhood), friendly competition and drama into the storyline.

Definitely a must watch, if I dare say, seconds and thirds as well. I'm glad I got to watch this before I fly off to Korea on Sunday night. I could not help cheering and singing to the tunes and being pumped up as a girl myself. Beautiful, wonderful, inspiring movie not to be missed. Pitch Perfect 2, is in my opinion, PERFECT.

P.S: Elizabeth Banks saved the best for last. My heart jumped out and landed on the floor with that last performance by Barden Bellas. 

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Pure Beauty: Youth Restore Lift & Nourish Repair Night Cream & Firming Essence Review

4.29.2015

staying youthful with Pure Beauty Youth Restore

Once you hit 25 years old, your anti-aging skincare products becomes your best friend. Seriously, I'm not kidding because I got pass 25 and I still look like I'm a university student. Sure, your lifestyle, your image, your fashion style does affect the way you look but looking youthful? It's no easy feat because once you pass those years and one day look into the mirror GASPED at the wrinkles, fine lines, saggy skin, and how dull you look, you're going to regret not taking care of your skin because it's going to cost you double the time, effort and money to look great again.

I started using drug store skincare when I was 10 years old (seriously) then I had sensitive skin, and then dry skin and by the time I hit 25, I was already on anti-aging skincare. It's not hard, it just takes some research. First by exploring products available at the pharmacy (because they're affordable and it's interesting to discover products there), from friends and from reviews. The best was to ask around your friends, what works and what doesn't. Don't go jumping into luxury products if you're not at that "level" yet. Explore and try products available around you and stick to one that works for you.

what I do with my anti-aging skincare

How do you know if a product works? Well, knowing it doesn't irritate your skin (allergic / sensitive / too harsh on you), loving how it feels on you (yes, you gotta love doing this daily before you sleep!) and seeing how your skin loves it back (meaning it works). Just last week I received two (2) new product from Pure Beauty to review. I thought I incorporate my review with a basic how to find the right anti-aging skincare for my readers who's curious on how to stay youthful.

made for Asian women using the latest Korean technology

Step 1: Getting to know the product

So I receive two products from Pure Beauty, under their Youth Restore (Lift & Nourish) range, a repair night cream and a firming essence. Pure Beauty Youth Restore Lift & Nourish line has been clinically tested and proven to improve skin quality. The product claims to have proven reduce fine lines and smooth out wrinkles, while enhancing your skin's elasticity and firmness with consistent use. Generally, to see results one would have to diligently use your products on a daily basis for at least up to 4 weeks to see improvements to your skin before and after.
Pure Beauty Youth Restore Lift & Nourish contains Liftonin Complex, Red Ginseng Peptide, Green Caviar, Blue Lotus Extracts, Certified Organic Active Extracts and an Enriched Antioxidant Combo to restore your skin youth. The powerful ingredients boosts elasticity, reduces wrinkles, lock in hydration, soothing and prevent early signs of ageing. With clinically proven results, this beautiful new formula is professionally formulated in Korea to help your beauty last forever.

The bonus points about these products are that they're dermatologically tested, Paraben free, Lanolin free and Alcohol free. Being alcohol free is a big bonus for me because I have sensitive skin. Alcohol is drying and may irritate sensitive skin you see. Did I mention how I love Korean skincare products before? Pure Beauty is made in Korea!.


Let's move into the ingredients benefits as I'm liking what I read on the packaging.


1. Boost skin eleasticity & reduces wrinkles:
Enhances skin's firmness and moisture. Rich in antioxidants which fight against the damaging effects of free radicals. Anti-ageing Complex (Liftonin, Red Ginseng Peptide, Noni Fruit Extract).

2. Locks in hydration:
Secure skin moisture and prevents early signs of ageing with natural antioxidants to rejuvenate your skin. Sea Grapes (Green Caviar), and Blue Lotus extract.

3. Enhances soothing effects:
Soothes skin using internationally recognised organic and natural raw ingredients. Certified Organic extracts (Thymus Vulgaris "Thyme", Buddleja Davidii, Edelweiss).

4. Keeps skin radiance:
Nourishes, hydrates and soothes to give you radiant and supple skin, while gently cleansing and toning. Bulgarian Rose Water.

to be use day & night after cleansing & toning

The firming essence helps to enhance facial contours by using highly concentrated active ingredients that help plump, restore and rejuvenate your skin.

to be use at night on cleansed & toned face
after the firming essence

The repair night cream is enriched with highly concentrated active ingredients vital to help you achieve younger-looking skin at nigh time. It is dedicated to reduce fine lines and improve dull complexions, giving you a fresher, more youthful looking, supple skin from the moment you wake up.

I love the texture! Gel turns into watery liquid that quickly
gets absorbed into the skin :)

Step 2: Try the product

Every night before I sleep, I will cleanse my face and apply the firming essence. The firming essence is my favourite between the two products. Upon pumping, it gives a gel like texture and when I massage it to my skin, the gel melts into water, velvety to the touch and is quickly absorbed by my skin. It leaves a strong power fragrance, which I like because I am not sensitive to fragrance. I use a pull and lift massage technique with this firming essence.

using the firming essence + pull & lift technique
(warm the product, massage upwards & don't forget the neck!)

After, I would apply 50cents coin amount of the repair night cream on both my cheeks, the place I suffer dryness and as I believe it, the front line of my face that suffers from aging signs first or should I say, obvious signs of aging first. Think pigmentation, age spots, saggy dull cheeks.

using the repair night cream + firming massage technique
(push up cheeks & chin during application)

Step 3: Seeing the difference

My verdict as for now would be I am going to continue using this product because I love the textures on the two babies. Using the latest Korean technology, they really do understand Asian women's skincare woes. Being in such hot and humid weather just makes skincare sometimes a pain to use. Particularly if they're rich and creamy. I find that the repair night cream rich and creamy on the first impression, however as I massage it into my skin using firming and lifting techniques, I find the velvety cream just becomes a second layer of skin, still hydrating but not overly creamy or greasy that it leaves stains on my pillows. When I wake up in the morning, I could still feel the velvety smoothness on my skin. I am impressed.

For the firming essence which I love the texture as well as it's one of the latest hype in Korean skincare to have gel textures turned watery, slippery to the touch and just envelopes your skin as you apply it in a lifting manner (upwards) on your face during application. The absorption rate is alarming as my skin which was watery becomes dry in a matter of seconds. Now that's Korean technology to you. I can feel a smooth protective layer after application and it's not as hydrating since it's an essence so using the repair night cream after is a must for dry skin people like me.

I do find that both products has a strong powdery scent which may be a turn off to those sensitive to fragrance but you know what? I am loving it as I use them before bedtime and the smell of powder just makes me feel like a big baby.

I am going to continue this for another 3 weeks and see if there's any significant results :) I do find my face still glowing and hydrated in the morning but I can't determine any signs of aging has been reduced so do stay tune :) when I come back here to edit my post to update on my feedback.

current promotion for Pure Beauty at Watsons

Pure Beauty is available exclusively at Watsons. You can look up information on this brand on Watson's FB or Watson's website www.watsons.com.my. Here's the product and price list for the Pure Beauty Youth Restore Lift & Nourish (anti-aging range):

Pure Beauty Youth Restore Firming Essence (RM69.90)
Pure Beauty Youth Restore Moisture Day Cream SPF20 (RM54.90)
Pure Beauty Youth Restore Firming Eye Cream (RM49.90)
Pure Beauty Restore Repair Night Cream (RM55.9)

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Happy Birthday CrackHouse Comedy Club Malaysia

4.27.2015

Happy Birthday Crackhouse Comedy Club Malaysia!

I could never get enough of standup comedies in Malaysia. Granted I just discovered the exciting world of the funnies since I stumbled upon Crackhouse Comedy Club, which is the first comedy club house in Malaysia introducing comedians both local and international to Malaysians. Which is something I am deeply grateful for because I didn't know how good our comedy scene is until they showed it to me. They made my life funny, colourful and I got to also learn what it takes to be a comedian, the rules of being at a stand up comedy (like don't sit in front, don't heckle, don't talk during a show, etc).

 Douglas Lim groupie pic with fans!
(Raj, C, Me, Alvin & Leonard)

 one with the Paul Ogata who made us laugh like shit

Once I go crack I can't never turn back haha. It's so true because the entrance fees to comedy shows can't be compared to the Crackhouse which starts from RM15 to RM30 (depending on what's the show of the day). On Wednesdays, it's open mike night for RM15. This is where you come and chill out, watching would be or seasoned comedians do their new thing or practice their materials. On Thursday, it gets fun for RM20. The comedians do Hack the Crack, which means improv. Improv is improvisation. My experience was watching 5 comedians do their thing and later, they would be randomly assigned by surprise to re-act to a comedian who performed earlier. This is where it gets real funny. I enjoy Thursday a lot!


Paul Ogata - Problem with Chinese Restaurants

On Fridays and Saturdays, it's RM30 per pop because weekends are where the good stuff comes in. Headliners (star comedians of the show) comes in to make you laugh. They're seasoned, popular, celebrities of the comedy scene from all over the world. I've seen Australians, UK, Singaporeans, Malaysians, and Americans. My favourite is by far now Paul Ogata from America. He's so god dam good. I missed his act so much.

a picture with my fave comedian

Now if you have never been to a stand up comedy club, or have friends to bring around in Kuala Lumpur, or you're new in Kuala Lumpur, going to the Crackhouse Comedy Club would be an eye opener to the comedy scene in Malaysia. They're having their first birthday celebration this week by unleashing awesome shows starting this Wednesday. Since it's their birthday, the shows are specially crafted for the celebration. Check out their website and their facebook page to find out what you don't want to miss :) and enjoy the LOL ride. 

Comedy Carnival 29/4 - 3/5

The CRACKHOUSE celebrates it's first birthday and YOU get the birthday present- the most action-packed week of local and international comedy KL has ever seen- 8 shows over 5 nights featuring: 

WED 29th APRIL 
9.00pm ULTIMATE LAUGH CHALLENGE: 
Malaysia Vs Singapore (RM30)

THURS 30th APRIL
7.30pm Asian Tigers 1- Rising Stars of comedy
Keren Bala, Headlined by Jinx Yeo (SIN) (RM25)

9.30pm Haha-Happy Birthday Show
HARITH ISKANDER 
hosted by Rizal van Geyzel, featuring Kavin Jay (RM35)

FRI 1st MAY
7.30pm Asian Tigers 2 - 
Headlined by Papi Zak 
Prakash Daniel, Justin Heyes, Brian Tan. (RM25)

9.30PM PETER BERNER (Aus) 
hosted by Papi Zak, featuring Kavin Jay & Jon Atherton. (RM35)

SAT 2nd MAY
7.30pm CANTO CRACK- 100% Cantonese Language 
feat. Vivek Mahbubani, introduced by Aw Yuong Tuck (RM35)

9.30pm VIVEK MAHBUBANI (HK) 
hosted by Jon Atherton featuring Jinx Yeo (SG) -English (RM35)

SUN 3rd MAY
9.00pm THE GALA
the Cream of the Carnival in one massively hilarious grand finale. (RM50)

Don't delay... book now and avoid a life of guilt and self-recrimination smile emoticon 

Call or SMS 017 6243412

The Comedy Carnival is brought to you in partnership with 
The Malay Mail Online; BFM89.9 & Somersby

Crackhouse Comedy Club
1st Floor, 24A, Lorong Rahim Kajai 14,
Taman Tun Dr. Ismail
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Interviewed by Beauty Guide


interviewed by Beauty Guide

I had the pleasure to meet the Head of Digital Outreach of Beauty Guide early this month and we chatted for 3-hours sharing about our experiences in this industry. With that came an interview which I happily said yes. A few days ago, Nicholas fb me to say it's out! I rushed over the net to check the interview and I was surprised they went through my blog to pick some pretty sentimental photographs of me for their feature. Thank you Beauty Guide for the lovely interview, I hope you don't mind that I share it on my blog for my readers to read as well.

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