Thursday, 23 March 2017

[Inspiration] 13 Travel Essentials to Ho Chi Minh Trip in March 2017?


A trip to Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam, again? Yes! I will travel to Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam again with my family. I'm excited to fight again with my mom. It's the first time my mom went to travel after my dad was pass-away on early September 2016 ago. I hope this trip will help my mom feeling happiness like before. Our mission is still same with our last trip, which is shopping. The different on these times is out of my 3 family members not yet travel to Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam and this is their first time. So I will be their tour leader and also tour guide along this trip.

This trip is 4 days and 3 nights around Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam. The weather at Ho Chi Minh is same like Malaysia so I don't need to pack any extra jacket. I just need comfort clothes for hot weather at Ho Chi Minh. But I still need to be stylish even its trip to Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam. It's because I still have some of the projects that I need to be done.

Normally, what's do I need to carry along on this trip? Let's we see the list as below:

1. Acer Notebook with Typo Notebook Case: since this year I'm busy with blogging task so I need to bring the Acer Notebook together with me. So I can so my work even I'm in holiday moods. It's okay.

2. Passport with Bonia Passport Cover: most important things I should have to bring together when I traveling aboard, which is my passport. I like to cover my passport with Bonia Passport Cover. This Bonia Passport Cover is the gift from my mom on 2013 ago as birthday present and it's still in good condition.

3. Purse: I like to bring small purse when I traveling and I don't need to bring many cards since I traveling aboard. I just bring my ID card, Insurance Card, credit card (just when I have emergency situation only) and money (Vietnam Dong and Malaysia Ringgit).

4. iPhone 6: I never left behind my phone on every day. How come I can miss this?

5. iPod and Earphone: the most recently I always update the latest songs in my iPod so I will bring my iPod to kill my boring.

6. Blog Postcards and Business cards: this year I make my blog postcard as souvenirs to my friends during my trip to holidays. I will post this postcard to them since I want to make it special and surprises.

7. Mirrorless Cameras: I never can forget to bring my cameras. During this trip, I will bring two mirrorless cameras, which are Samsung NX mini (for video recording) and Fujifilm X-T10 (for photos).

8. K-Beauty: it's just for finish touch-up like MoonShot foundation cushion, lipstick, lip gloss, and hair brush since the journey by flight just take around 2 hours 30 minutes only from KLIA.

9. BigBang MADE Bag Pack: I bought this bag pack during their concert in Seoul on last 2 years ago and I like this bag so much. It's because of light and also big space too so I can put all my hand caring things in this bag only.

10. Mixxo Jacket: the reason I wear a jacket because I know the temperature on the plane will be low into the skies so I need to maintain my body temperature and also feel warm too. That why I need to wear jacket on the plane even I know the whether at Ho Chi Minh so hot like in Malaysia.

11. Daniel Wellington Watch: I like this watch so I will bring it together with me.

12. Notes Books and Pens: I need this for me to writes all the ideas for my blogging task.

13. Power Bank: I always carry power bank to charger my iPhone when I running out of battery. 

That's all the things I will bring along during my holiday on this March with my family. Maybe the traveling can heal my mom and me feeling a little bit as I wish. 

Monday, 20 March 2017

[Beauty] K-Skincare Routine Favorite on March 2017


I have been a while not update my honest review of K-Beauty skincare products since a few years ago. Maybe in this year, I will try my best to make my honest review of some Korean skincare product I already try it on my daily routine skin care. 

I have been using Korea skincare products since the year 2012. I fall in love with Korea skincare because the result always not makes me down. Actually, I have been trying many Korea brands like The Face Shop, Etude House, Laneige, VDL, Moonshot, Innisfree, Natural Republic, The Seam, and 3CE. Currently, I use Korea skincare brand's Laneige and Innisfree for my skincare routine on every day. 

Before I start, let's me tell you about my skin type – my skin type is the combination and oily on T-zone but sometimes I have acne too. It depends on the weather too – during winter time, my skin will become dry sometimes (mostly when I traveling). Let's me share my skincare routine.

Most important step in beginning is double cleansing. This is the first step in my skincare routine. I was using the Laneige Perfect Pore Cleansing Oil. It's deep cleansing oil that removes heavy makeup, sebum, and blackheads. It contains mugwort extracts that clean the insides of the pores. When I was using this cleansing, I not feel bubble even its work well so I not really comfortable with that. Then, I was using the Nivea Cleansing Makeup Remover for my second cleansing of the double cleansing method. It makes I feel so clean. I only do the double cleansing for evening routines, when morning routines I just use the Nivea Cleansing Makeup Remover. I feel lazy to buy another cleansing form for morning routines so I just using the Nivea Cleansing Makeup Remover.

After cleansing, I use the Innisfree Green Persimmon Pore Toner (RM 70). I really want to try this product so since my previous bottle is empty then I take this chance to try it. A subacid toner with Jeju green persimmon extract that tightens pores and smoothens the skin. I like the smell and also feel fresh. 

After toner step, I use the Laneige Water Bank Essence_EX as an essence. It's moisturizing essence that can keep skin hydrated up to 24 hours while improving skin's texture. It really works on my skin. 

After an essence step, I use Innisfree Orchid Eye Cream (RM 101) as my eye cream. Since my age is getting older so I need to take care of my eyes and some of the part in my face to slow aging process. The meticulously extracted active ingredient from Jeju orchids delivers exceptional sleekness to dry skin with its outstanding antioxidants. An anti-aging cream formulated with the vitality of Jeju orchids to tone and smooth the thin, sensitive eyes areas. The textures of this cream are faster absorbed into my skin.

Then the last step is Innisfree Orchid Enriched Cream (RM 101) as my moisturizers cream to lock all the nutrition on my skin. A total anti-aging cream with the powerful vitality of Jeju Orchid to reduce wrinkles and visible pores, firm skin, improve skin tone and nourish skin. It's good for combination skin like me and also it's not oil into my skin.

An extra step for morning routine only is sun block. It's the important to step before going out from the house. It's to protect my skin from UV dangerous. Nowadays, I use Moonshot Multi Protection UV Bouncer SPF 50+ PA+++. It's the first step before I use the foundation. 

An extra step for evening routine only is Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask. It's sleep-in mask for the lips; removes dead skin cells, leaving them moist and supple the next morning. I like this mask since I have dry skin on my lip; especially I stay long with air-con in the office. After I wear this, my lips look moist and not dry anymore.

That's all my K-Skincare routine on morning and evening on every day. I hope it does can help everyone. Enjoy your k-beauty routines. 

Friday, 10 March 2017

[Lifestyle] Why Do I Love Seoul?

Somehow, a few weeks ago, one of my brother's friends asking me "why do I love Seoul so much?" For a moment, I become blank even I know how to ask that question very well. Maybe I should discuss that in here.

I have been traveling to Seoul, Korea like 5 times but I not traveling to Seoul, Korea only. I have been traveling to Jeju Island and Gangwon-do too. I also have already shared my travelogue stories during my trip to South Korea on my blog. If you have the interest to read about that, just feeling free to visit more my blog. 

The main reasons I fall in love with Seoul, Korea because of K-Pop, of course. If I don't fall in love with K-Pop, I'm sure I don't know about South Korea on today. The K-Pop phenomena are making one of the big revolutions in this world. I'm sure everyone knows about K-Drama, and K-Pop very well especially K-Artists as you know they are so handsome and beautiful. I think because of them, all related to South Korea become so famous right now. Even in Malaysia also have a lot shop that related with it – like K-Foods, K-Beauty, K-Fashion and more. 

The first K-Pop artists I fall in love with is Dong Bang Shin Ki as known as TVXQ. They are from SM Entertainment's company since 2006. I think but actually, I know them as Tohoshinki because they debut in Japan on that moment. I like the way they singing and dance especially during the live stage. It's so smart. I like Shim Changmin (make of TVXQ) at that moment since we're the same age. After that, I start to research all about K-Pop since my curious is high. I can't stop to doing that in my life. Then I start to know another K-Pop artist like Super Junior, Big Bang and more. 

Don't be the surprise; I went the Super Junior's concert in Malaysia with my university's friends. That is my first K-Pop concert. After that, I quite a lot attend K-Pop concert and Fan Meeting in Malaysia; include CN Blue, B1A4, Block B, 2PM, Jay Park, Big Bang, 2NE1, and more. Then, I take the risk to try attending K-Pop concert in Seoul, Korea, and Tokyo, Japan. Of course, it's related with YG Entertainment's artists. Yes, I love them so much. Thank my lovely friend, who make my dream come true.

The second reasons are K-Beauty. Nowadays, I love so much K-Skincare brand products. I have been trying lots brands from South Korea. For example, like The Face Shop, Etude House, Laneige, VDL, Moonshot, Innisfree, Natural Republic, The Seam, The Odbo, and 3CE. Currently, I use Korea skincare brand's Laneige and Innisfree for my skincare routine on every day. I have been using Korea skincare products since the year 2012. I fall in love with Korea skincare because the result always not makes me down and their product is suited to my skin. My skin type is combination and oily on T-zone but sometimes I have acne too. It depends on the weather too – during winter time, my skin will become dry sometimes when I traveling to the country that has a cold weather like spring, autumn, and winter seasons. 

Most of my skincare products', I bought is from Seoul, Korea when I traveling to Seoul, Korea. It's because the price is cheaper rather than I bought in Malaysia. It's normal the price increase a little bit from Korea. The price in Malaysia includes shipping cost and another cost. So that why, I will buy a lot of skincare products for my stock in here when I traveling to Seoul, Korea. 

Since that, I quite famous among my friends because of that – I become the personal shopper for them; sometimes they ask me to buy some of Korea Skincare products' for them and asking me about my honest opinion of Korea Skincare products' I have used before this. It's easy to buy K-Skincare product when I traveling to Seoul, Korea because everything I can easy to get the K-Skincare product or K-Cosmetic product I want to try. 

The third reasons are K-Place. On this part, I'm sure all of you know the reason it's, right? Of course, I try my best to visit more places like café and shops that related with K-Artists. Nowadays, a lot of Korean artists was open their own café or shop for their fans. I have been visiting many of it during my trip and I never feeling boring to visit it again. Most of it is open in Seoul are so maybe that why fans easy to go there during trips but I have been visiting the places is outside Seoul like Dolce Vita Pension. Maybe soon, I will visit Jeju Island for same reasons. You know why?

The fourth reasons are K-Fashion. I love Korean style and fashion. Somehow, I feel that all their style suits my taste and it's not sexy too. That why fans in Malaysia love Korean style and fashion so much. It's quite trending in here too. Everyone willing to wear Korean style on every day in here so when Korean people traveling to Malaysia especially Kuala Lumpur, they will feel like in South Korea too. Everywhere, you can see the things that related to South Korea in here.

The last reasons are K-Food. It's because Korean foods style is familiar with Malay food taste too. We also love spicy foods like Korean people too. Actually, my brother, sister, and mom also love to eat Korean foods sometimes on the weekend hangout. Maybe some of you notice on my Instagram, I quite a lot of post photos about Korean foods. It's because I miss South Korea so much. I do not yet travel to South Korea since 2 years ago so I will try my best to back again my hometown in this year. Yes, somehow I can feel that South Korea is like my hometown. 

Some of the extra points, since I fall in love to South Korea so much I was studying Korean language but I not much practice it. I feel like I have been forgetting quite a lot Korean words and grammar, maybe it's time to me for study back before I going back my hometown soon. I have to find the fun way to enjoy my Korean study. Wish me luck.

That all, the reasons are why I do love Seoul so much. I hope with this information will answers so questions on your minds.  

Monday, 6 March 2017

[Journal] How's My Life after 6 Months without My Dad


Hard to say what's had inside my heart now. Sometimes, I don't know how to show my expression of my feeling to people around me. I think they do understand my feeling sometimes – just looking my expression on my face because they say I can't hide it well and they can see thru my face only even they don't know the reason why?

Of course, I'm close with both of my parents. When one of them passes away, it gives me the big impact of my life. Before this, my life is depending with my dad and now I've done many things by my own. It's hard and also makes me feel so tired. My mood is down and mostly I like to stay at home.

I know I should not write this in my blog since its public but somehow, I feel that I should write this. I think it happens to some of the people too. When before this, one want to know what's happen to your family; how to straggle we're before this but after one of them passes away – they keep asking about the assets that they believe they have rights to get the assets. It makes my mom and me feel so sad and stress when we think about this. I don't know what is they thinks in their mind? How can they live like that?

The one thing I really understand is when someday we pass away – we didn't bring anything even the assets we have or how much the money we've in this world. Just remember, GOD will see, hear and know what's really happen. Once you do the bad things to someone, someday you will receive the worst things into your life. I don't understand why they to that to my family even they are as a families members. Somehow, an outsider is more understand and will to help us rather the families member who wants the assets that not belong to them.

I know I not alone in this world because some of my friends' very concern about me after my dad passed away. They are trying their best to make me happy and hang out together but I really need time to healing my feeling by myself. Actually, I feel bad and guilty to make them like that. By the way, thank you for understanding me.

On early on this year, I'm back active in blogging and I think on this way it's will make me busy even though I'm busy with my work at the office too. While I busy, I can think another thing without feeling sad and moody, when sometimes I think about my dad. Maybe my dad also wants me to move on and happy. I don't know what's to say anymore – you guys always beside me and keep give me your unlimited supports. I'm very lucky to have all of you in my life.

After this, I'll busy with my new projects. I'm feeling excited and happy when thinking about it. I try my best to make my next projects is successful. Soon~ I will update about my next projects on my blog. Stay tune…

Monday, 27 February 2017

[Travel] Unplanned Trip to Cameron Highland, Malaysia


Actually, I have something to do at Taiping Perak, Malaysia on 10 February 2017 (Friday) with my family. On the first planning, it's just 1 day trip from Kuala Lumpur to Taiping, Perak. That mean, we'll back Kuala Lumpur on the same day but it's different when my brother makes a detour at the exit of Simpang Pulai, Perak after I make the suggestion to go Cameron Highland. Yes, unexpected holiday plan to me. 

It happens when we're on the way to back home at the Kuala Lumpur. I saw the signboard that writes the exit to Cameron Highland. Then my brother agrees with it. I think the last time I went to Cameron Highland maybe on 2008 or 2009. I really can't remember which year but I already went there by 2 times with my late dad. This is count 3 times I went to Cameron Highland.

Many things were changing at the Cameron Highland, but it's still cold. The temperature is around 15 – 19'C. We're gone visit to the Cameron Highland Tea café at Tanah Rata, The Strawberry Park, cactus garden and flower garden too.

The most I love to eat when arrived at Cameron Highland is strawberry. Anywhere is sell strawberry at the cheap price. Even a lot of variety meal is related with strawberry. 

We're also staying 1 night at Cameron Highland, Pahang before we're back to Kuala Lumpur on next morning. It's fun and enjoyable trip on this early 2017. Sometimes I believe this expected trip can relieve all my stress for the moments.

Thursday, 23 February 2017

[Journal] Birthday's Gifts 2017!

The first things before I start telling about my birthday's gifts in 2017 – I would like to say BIG THANK YOU to all of you, who's wishes to me "Happy Birthday" and I would not forget to my family and also my close friends too for all your support and the gifts to me. It's so wonderful and amazing in this year. Even thought, this is the first I was celebrating my birthday without my lovely dad. I feel that I missing him so much but I start to move in my life and I try my best too.

Among the birthday's gifts I was received are Mirrorless Camera Fujifilm X-T10, English books, Typo Mug (Relax lah), INNISFREE Skincare, Moonshot Cosmetic Lipstick feat BlackPink, Moonshot BIGBANG10, and Korean Books [Maybe Stars Will Take Your Sadness Away features on Goblin -어쩌면 별들이 너의 슬픔을가져갈지도 몰라, Blonote 블로노트 by Tablo Epik High (Korean Edition and TOPIK Korean Vocabulary 40 for Beginner Hangul Study Book 쏙쏙 TOPIK 한국어 어휘 초급 40]. 

Most of these gifts are from my mom. I know she wants to make me happy after my dad passes away. I don't know what to say anymore except THANK YOU. Other people who're also concern about me are my cousin sister, cousin brother, aunty and also close friends. I'm appreciating what they are done to make me feel happy. By the way, I would like to say THANK YOU for your birthday's gifts and treat me lunch for my birthday. 

I also would like to get the new experience of using the new Mirrorless Camera Fujifilm X-T10 on my next family trip. I'm get feeling excited and happy on this next new project. Soon~ I will update about it and stay tune…

Wednesday, 8 February 2017

[Travel] Joyful Trip to Japan in Autumn, 2016 (Day 10)


Let's begin my travelogue episode 10 (13 November 2016 – Sunday) about my trip to Japan with my sister. This day is our last day of Japan Trip. I'm feeling sad to say goodbye to Japan but I know I will come back to Japan soon. 

Our flight from Narita International Airport in Tokyo, Japan to Kuala Lumpur International Airport is on 10:30 am. Lucky have the direct train from Asakusa Station to Narita Airport by Toei Asakusa Line but our hostel is located nearby Tawaramachi Station so we need to ride a train from Tawaramachi Station until Asakusa Station. Then we need to transfer to Toei Asakusa Line. 

Sorry, my photo turn like this.

We check out from our hostel is around 05:00 am and we can manage to take the train to Narita Airport around 06:38 am. The journey is around 1 hour from Asakusa Station. The fare is JPY 1,290 and I using the ICOCA card too. Like I advise in here, better you double check the time table of the train – at least 1 day before. So you can manage your time well to go to the Narita Airport and try to go there early as you can so. 

We're arriving at Narita International Airport is around 07: 50 am and we're rushing to queue at the luggage check-in counters – plus the queue also long too. After all, is stealing and we also getting our boarding pass, then we're straight going inside to the waiting flight areas. Before that, we take chance to buy some souvenir at the Tax-Free Duty.

Our flight from Narita International Airport to Kuala Lumpur International Airport is on 10:30 am (JST) by Malaysia Airlines. The duration journey is around 6 hours 40 minutes. This plane is quite big too and the seating arrangement is 2 – 4 – 2. Our flight no. is MH 089 (NRT/KUL).

Around 2 hours flight, the cabin crews serve to us the breakfast, which is I choose the beef slice with cream sauce and potato plus apple juice. Since our flight to Kuala Lumpur during the day time, I try my best to get the beautiful sleep on the plane but it's difficult until I think I get the jetlag. It makes me feel not well and headache along with my flight. 

Most of the time on the plane, I just watch the latest movies. The cabin crews were served the refreshment meals to us, before 2 hours landing at the Kuala Lumpur International airport. I choose the salmon onigiri and coffee. 

We've arrived at Kuala Lumpur International Airport on around 17:05 pm (MST). Yes, welcome back to my home. I think it's normal when I back home with extra luggage. (Beg beranak lepas balik holiday, itu perkara normal kan? Hihihi) 

Before I forget, I received my postcard from Tokyo, Japan like after 1 week I was post it at Tokyo Tower on 12 November 2016. I think it's faster than another country I post my postcard before. 

This is what's happen after back from Japan. All the receipts I still keep it for my reference.

That is my travelogue which is episode 1 until 10 at Japan in November 2016 with my sister. I try my best to share all my experiences during this trip. I hope it's useful to everyone – who's plan the holiday to Japan.

Here, the link to the continue stories about Joyful Trip to Japan in Autumn, 2016 – Day 1, Day 2, Day 3, Day 4, Day 5, Day 6, Day 7, Day 8, and Day 9.

P/S: A few of the photos is the credit to my sister.

Monday, 6 February 2017

[Travel] Joyful Trip to Japan in Autumn, 2016 (Day 9)


Let's begin my travelogue episode 9 (12 November 2016 – Saturday) about my trip to Japan with my sister. I can say on this day is the last day of our tour in Tokyo, Japan before we going back home on the next day.

This day, I was using the Tokyo Subway 24 hour's ticket – Adult of JPY 800. It's the gift from my cousin sister. She went to Tokyo, Japan before me so since she is not using the ticket, then she gives to me. Like the ticket mention of 24 hours, ticket and its can use within 24 hours after you start using it. For example, you start to use it on 10:00 am so you can use it until 09:59 am on the next day. Just need to pay JPY 800 only. This ticket only can use for Tokyo Metro and Toei Subway. Its ticket can make you saving your money. To me, I feel its super saving because it's free as the gift from my cousin sister.

For Yurikamome Line, I have to use the ICOCA Card because the Tokyo Subway 24 Hours ticket can't use for that line and also I still have the balance on that card since my trip to Osaka, Japan. But you can use the PASMO card if you have it. 

On the early morning, we're going to Tokyo Tower. I'm lucky when my sister treats me by paying my entrance ticket of Tokyo Tower. Actually, it's my second time going to Tokyo Tower but me never going up before this. So these times, I get the chance to explore new experience with her. 

Tokyo Tower (東京タワー Tōkyō tawā) is a communications and observation tower in the Shiba-koen district of Minato, Tokyo, Japan. At 332.9 meters (1,092 ft), it is the second-tallest structure in Japan. The structure is and Eiffel Tower-inspired lattice tower that is painted white and international orange to comply with air safety regulations.

I can see 360' view of Tokyo City at the Observation level. It's so beautiful. It's also the hot spot in Tokyo, Japan. The price of entrance ticket is JPY 900. Thanks to my sister for her treat. Lucky at the Tokyo Tower can post the postcard. So I take this chance to post my own postcard. It's like the souvenir to me for every country I went. Maybe I will post some postcard to my friends from the country I went in future. So who's the lucky one?

Sorry, my photo turn like this.

Then we're moving to Roppongi for our lunch at Sumiyakiya Restaurant. It is located just 5 minutes by walk from Roppongi Station. We take lunch set meal and the price is around JPY 1,200 – if I not mistake. They serve the halal meal for the Muslim customer. It's so delicious and I also surprised when they also serve kimchi to us. When I saw kimchi, I already miss my hometown. Maybe soon I will back my hometown. I hope so. 

After lunch, we proceed to go Traveler's Factory Nakameguro Shop. I love this shop so much. I can find the new traveler collection. I hope this store will open the new branch in KL soon so I'll easy to find the new collection in my place.

Now, we're going to Odaiba area – which is located the Fuji TV Office, Gundam Robot, and Rainbow Bridge. If I do not mistake, this place like the new island to me but it's so beautiful. 

The Fuji TV Office and Rainbow Bridge is located just near by for each other. Just the Gundam Robot is located at the next road of the Fuji TV Office. We just looking around by walking and takes some photos before going back to our hostel.

Next, we're moving to LAOX Ginza. My sister is looking the Muslim souvenir like chocolate. They are selling the halal souvenirs like chocolate. 

After that, we're going back hostel and start packing our luggage. On the next day, we have to go the Narita International Airport in Tokyo, Japan since our flight on the morning. 

Here, the link to the continue stories about Joyful Trip to Japan in Autumn, 2016 – Day 1, Day 2, Day 3, Day 4, Day 5, Day 6, Day 7, Day 8, and Day 10.

P/S: A few of the photos is the credit to my sister.