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My name is Tammy and I've been blogging for over 8 years now. I started blogging because I wanted to share my beauty hauls and lifestyle experiences. I'm also a pro-consumer, which is probably the fire in my life.

This blog is now happily written by the cutest couple you've ever seen. Gareth's Irish while I'm Malaysian. We met in the most unexpected way possible and since then have been in a loving relationship. He loves to eat, drink and try new exciting things (even extreme sports) while I love the quieter things in life, like spas, massages, shopping and beauty! But we have something in common, we both love travelling.
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Canon EOS M10 x Rilakkuma Your Travel Companion


I want Rilakkuma to be my travel companion!

OMG... me being a big fan of Canon, I went OMG when I saw Canon's latest camera promotion, which is a collaboration between them and Rilakkuma! (I'm also a big fan of this cute teddy bear). BUT when Rilakkuma? Why not Sanrio Hello Kitty. Hello Kitty is so overated already so thank goodness no Hello Kitty. Both brands are from Japan :D so it figures they will collaborate sooner or later especially when girls go travel! so they can bring a travel companion with them to selfie everywhere haha. It's not a new trend, people have been selfie-ing with toys for the longest time but to see Canon pair up with Rilakkuma is WAHLAUEH big news!.

When I say I'm a big fan of Canon, I really meant it. My first camera was a Canon 550D (DSLR) then last year I bought the Canon 750D (DSLR). My first printer, Canon as well and I'm still wishing to own their latest printer which looks like a jewel box. Now I'm putting the Canon EOS M10 x Rilakkuma on my wish list. Like having one camera isn't enough right? =_= shhesshh.... having another camera which is small, lightweight, easy for travelling, fuss-free, can selfie and can also social share is well another treat! *proceeds to put in next birthday wish*.


oh oh oh oh!!! heart beating fast

The Canon EOS M10 starts at RM1,999 and with every purchase now you get a free limited edition Rilakkuma plush doll. Original not fake okay and it wears a Canon EOS M10 around it's neck. You can check out the prices here EOS M10 Kit (EF-M15-45mm)EOS M10 Kit II (EF-M15-45mm & EF-M22mm), and EOS M10 Kit III (EF-M15-45mm & EF-M55-200mm)

the Canon EOS M10 x Rilakkuma bundle*
(limited time only)

my bf's take on my new obsession

want to win a EOS M10 & a Rilakkuma?

So if I can't buy a new camera since I just got the Canon 770D, I might think of joining their EOS M10 #toytravel challenge on instagram/facebook to win a EOS M10 and a Rilakkuma plush doll instead. They have three themes for this contest. Take part in all three themes and you could win their grand prize a 110cm giant Rilakkuma plus doll!
To participate:
1) Post a photo of your toy and his favourite food
2) Tag it ‪#‎ToyTravel‬ and ‪#‎EOSM10Rilakkuma‬
3) Make sure your post is set to public

Contest ends on 30th Jun 2016. Visit snapshot.canon-asia.com/toytravel to view all your #ToyTravel snaps! Terms and Conditions apply.
*Promo valid for a limited time only. Availability differs according to your country so check out your local retail outlet for more information! more info here

My take on Chicken Wings & House Husbands

house husbands, does it work? maybe, maybe not

I woke up this morning before sunrise and ate chicken wings for breakfast. The very chicken wings from Kyochon Korean Fried Chicken, super spicy super nice, and also super small and super pricey. Okay minus super away I may be too dramatic here.

Their tagline, no antibiotics (I guess small chickens) healthy chickens. I'm curious to know how their chickens stay healthy. Killed as a virgin? Never experiencing what's like like to date a cock? Their 3 promises,

1. We will never, ever serve fast food
2. We will only ever use 100% natural ingredients
3. We will make healthy fried chicken from the heart

So literally they're saying we are slow, just wait for your food. Use 100% natural ingredients, which I wonder, who will advertise otherwise which only means; the price tag explains itself now. Lastly, we will make healthy fried chicken from the heart. Look there's nothing healthy about being fried, and from the heart? Gotta, give a thumbs up to their copywriter.

I am probably angsty because I paid nearly RM50 for 20 chicken wings & drummette. Let me recalculate that for you, nearly RM50 for 10 chicken wings (where it isn't cut into half and counted per piece to sell).

Another reason why I'm angsty is while I was eating, I was also watching this movie called "The Intern" starring Robert Deniro and Anne Hathaway. This movie was rated 7.1 on IMDB so not bad. I like inspiring movies like this. It's about Jules (Anne Hathaway) who started her e-commerce fashion startup company and within 18 months it has boomed to over 200 employees. Big, beautiful factory turned office space, very modern, very industrial concept office space which I super like.

experience never goes out of fashion

Then comes along a senior intern, Ben (Robert Deniro) placed under her. Well, it seemed more like she was his instead because Ben helped in more ways than one to make her see the big picture. That's the difference between aged old experiences and the hungry, ambitious, risk takers of these generations who think everyone can start their company and get away with it. Which makes you think, or be angry. Just because it's a startup, doesn't mean you can use it as an excuse for everything.

sorry guys we're a startup
tables will come when we get next funding

Back to the movie, Jules is the CEO, super busy, superwoman who also has a family - husband and a younger daughter. Husband is a house husband a.k.a stay at home father. Perfect right? Loving husband takes care of house, wife bring back the dough.

Wrong, the husband has an affair outside. Wife thinks it's all her fault because of her busy schedule. Yada yada yada. Bullshit.

hey, go back to square one. Women = family care taker
men = brings back food n provides a place to stay

I'm beginning to think there's a reason why women are the housewives. Women can multitask and take care of the family. A person who works is too busy to have a life. Sure no problem (if that's true because I'm so busy at work I don't even have time for myself let alone have an affair). However put the guy as the house wife, and hey... they come with a "pisang". The pisang ain't going to be satisfied staying at home waiting for the "busy" bread winner to come back.

Pisang casing a.k.a Pisang Protectiong
source: Adriana Skon

Heck women has always been the committed one. Sorry, I'm a woman. I am on team "HER" and yeah Baby G said he didn't take me as the anti-men kind of a girl  (sexist?). Ops sorry... yes I'm anti-men person. Men don't know how to stay home and 'STAY HOME.' They were not programmed to take care of the family (and this don't mean take care using the money). 

So wait, what I'm saying is... if the "Pisang" is going to be taking the role of a house husband, be prepared that it comes with a best before date girls. 

I Bought RM109 Blueberries


insert your frequently used cursed word here

Imagine during check out; you're paying RM250 for your groceries at an "atas" supermarket and think that is normal because well maybe your three bags of fruits and vegs costs that much at an expat infused supermarket in Bangsar.

Well, to be fair, I took a half day off work because I was hit by viral fever (took a week to recover) and wanted to get some good Vitamin C boost by going to my favourite grocer in Bangsar Shopping Center, which is 5 mins away from my office. During checkout I was too tired to notice how much was charged individually for my items, I normally check because, in Malaysia, it's quite notorious of supermarkets to charge you the "wrong price."

When I got home, I happily told my bae (it's short for baby, seems like a trend now to use this term) I got lots of fruits, including his favourite blueberries which he has to have every morning for breakfast. Baby G (my bae) went "OMG why did you buy RM109 blueberries?".

I went "OMG!" smacked my head. I should've been more careful to buy "normal" blueberries because this grocer sells all kinds of fruits, imported from Japan and blah blah. Strawberries could go up to RM100 here so I figured, I must've made a mistake but wasn't I sure it said RM10.90 on the board?

I checked my receipt, and it says fresh produce can be exchange in 2 days time. Like a mad woman, I called up Sam's Grocer and spoke to a lady about my accidental expensive blueberries mishap. She said I could come back tomorrow to change it. A sigh of relief.... phew.

A few minutes later, I received a call again from them. The lady apologised and said this was a mistake from their end, the blueberries is RM10.90 and not RM109.00. I could bring my receipt and get a refund for what I paid, no need to bring the blueberries back. PHEW! So I wasn't crazy enough to buy RM109 blueberry pack! And a lesson to me to keep my eye on the cash check out next time or just don't shop when I'm sick.

Fast forward, I did return with my receipt but was surprised I was still charged for the blueberries after thinking it may be a token of goodwill to waived it off due to the wrong price tag on it. Especially when it's an angmoh grocer.


Lesson No.1 - Check your prices during checkout always
Lesson No.2 - Charge the grocer your Uber fare if they don't waive off the wrongly charged item.
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