Oct 19, 2019

Pulau Redang, Again...

When I blogged about my trip to Pulau Redang 3 months ago, I did mentioned that it’s the place I would go back again. Albeit the price, it’s a place you can’t get enough of (if you’re a beach bum who loves the sea, sun and sand)  and want to go over and over again. If given the financial capability, I would move there forever!

Here I am, back to the beloved island of Terengganu. I think you can read more info of the place in my previous post. In this post, I just want to document some good times I had with my parents & friends.


Aug 4, 2019

Tropical Spice Garden @ Penang, Malaysia

In this post, I want to recommend a tiny spot in my hometown which is not so popular amongst the tourists (yet). If you don't already know, I'm from Penang Island. It is probably the most touristy island in Malaysia. With all the hustling and bustling, you can find a peaceful sanctuary here at the Tropical Spice Garden. I can't believe I paid to see plants. I could see plants in the nursery or botanical gardens which are free. But this is a different thing altogether.


Jul 22, 2019

8 Things You Need to Know Before Visiting Borobudur @ Yogyakarta, Indonesia

Hello again!

We’re still on the topic of travel in the month of July. Today I’m dropping 8 travel tips for Borobudur.


Jul 12, 2019

The Taaras Resort & Spa @ Redang Island, Malaysia

In July, I will be blogging about travel related posts. I have so many things to share on this blog that sometimes I get confused about which topic to talk about first. To solve this dilemma, I will be focusing on one topic each month, that way, you can also expect what to discover here throughout the month. This month, it's all about travel.

View at the pontoon


Jun 28, 2019

Good & Authentic Hainanese Food in Penang: Khoon Pastry House

When it comes to food in Penang, we often look for char kuey teow, nasi kandar, laksa, etc. For a change, I recommend you to the Hainanese food at Khoon Pastry House.

As a Penangite who was born and bred on the island, Khoo Pastry House is the go-to place for Hakka/Western food during my childhood. This restaurant has been operating for 3 generations and the business is still going strong.


Jun 7, 2019

[Review] Biore Skin Aqua Tone Up UV Essence SPF50+ PA++++

On my previous post, 20 Japanese Beauty Products to Buy in 2019, I featured the Biore Skin Aqua Tone Up UV Essence and finally, I got my hands on it. It is quite hard to find this sunscreen as it was sold out everywhere. I found it in a very rare place which is at the A' Famosa Freeport and it was the last one on the shelf.


Jun 3, 2019

[Review] Pat McGrath Labs Mini MatteTrance Skin Show Trio

Let me start this off by saying, you absolutely have to get this Pat McGrath Trio Minis if you love good lipsticks. And now, let's dive straight to the point why you should get it:

  • Price: RM112


May 30, 2019

Hada Labo 3-in-1 Hydrating Micellar Cleansing Water Review

Being the top brand of Japanese drugstore skincare brand, Hada Labo comes a little late in introducing the micellar cleansing water. But it's always better to be late than never.

The Hada Labo Micellar Cleansing Water comes with three benefits, hence the name 3-in-1, which cleans, hydrates and protects your skin as you apply it.


May 18, 2019

20 Japanese Beauty Products to Buy in 2019

Consider this as an updated version of my previous post Top 20 Must-Buy Japanese Beauty Products When in Japan. I wrote that 3 years ago and when I revisit the blog post, a lot of the beauty products already available in other countries. It is outdated but still people are reading it. I feel guilty not updating the more recent info. And finally, here it is:


May 13, 2019

What Actually Happened to Tati & James Charles

There’s a huge drama happening around two powerful beauty gurus and I’ll attempt to summarise the story as accurately as I can, in case you're here for some gossips.

  1. Tati has been grooming James Charles to what he is today. She & her husband have had helped the boy in his YouTube business.


May 12, 2019

Bag Review: Gucci Disco Soho Bag

I don't blog about fashion much, in fact, fashion isn't my forte. But I do have a deep love for bags (shoes come second) which I can't explain. Maybe it is because of the structure, the assembly of fabrics and hardware, the matching of prints and color tones... in so many levels, it resembles an art piece for me.

Three years ago, I decided to pick up on the Gucci Soho Bag, partly I feel influenced by the fashion bloggers I followed on Instagram (everyone seems to have this bag) but the true reason why I got this is because I feel like it is going to be a practical bag for a lot of events.


May 5, 2019

Netflix Street Food Guide: Osaka, Japan

On episode 2, the Netflix Street Food Guide features Osaka, which fondly known as the Japan's kitchen. This episode comprises 3 food vendors, 2 of them inherited the business from their grandparents but the star of the show is Izakaya Toyo, who is a self-made chef.


Hotel Equatorial Melaka's Balik Kampung Fiesta Ramadhan Buffet 2019

Ramadhan is just around the corner and food enthusiasts looking for some Ramadhan delicacies and delights can head to Hotel Equatorial Melaka (for the last time before it closes its door forever on 30th June 2019) for a culinary journey with an attention-grabbing theme this year - Balik Kampung Fiesta.

Fondly known as Seri Nyonya Peranakan Restaurant, located on level 3, the assortment will feature 200 typical traditional home-style dishes nightly in the extensive buffet spreads and stalls with love cooking just like what one will find in the kampungs around the country.


Apr 28, 2019

Netflix Street Food Guide: Bangkok, Thailand

Just launched, Netflix's Street Food show is one of the highly accredited travel show. Street food on its own has a local character and it is said that you have not traveled to the place until you eat the local street food.

It is not my intention to infringe any copyright or hurt any party, however, this post merely compiles all the local eateries featured in the Netflix Street Food show for reference. I do encourage you to watch the show for more information.


Feb 8, 2019

First Impression of Dear Dahlia Makeups

Hands down, Dear Dahlia has the prettiest makeup packaging ever! I know that's a subjective statement, but who can resist the combination of marble texture and rose gold rim? Not me, for sure! I am attracted to marble texture.

I purchased the makeups directly from Dear Dahlia's website. I must say, the website is not user-friendly at all. My advice is for you to create an account, login to the site before you start adding the stuff into the cart. I created my account as I was checking out. The whole time I couldn't track my parcel and forgotten what I bought. Luckily the customer service was kind enough to send me manual tracking through email.


Feb 7, 2019

Happy Lunar New Year

I know it's late, but I sincerely wish all my readers Happy Lunar New Year. I refuse to say it as Chinese New Year because the Lunar New Year is celebrated across the world by different ethnicities and it is not appropriate to label it as Chinese New Year.

Lunar New Year is the observance of the start of a new year in a lunar or lunisolar calendar.

Because it was widely celebrated in China, the event was then claimed to be a Chinese New Year. Let's be more inclusive in this joyful celebration. 

Jan 30, 2019

Lululun Hokkaido Lavender Mask Review

If you've never tried the LuLuLun masks, it's about time. I purchased the Lululun Hokkaido Lavender from Japan. This falls under the Premium range which is only available in Japan. Otherwise, the generic range is available widely in most pharmacies.


Jan 28, 2019

13 Eco-Friendly Items You Can Buy From Daiso

If you have a lack of self-control, Daiso is a dangerous place to shop. With the low price tag and plenty of choices, you might end up with things you don’t need, creating more wastage. In this post, I want to recommend you some items that can enhance your zero waste lifestyle. Do keep in mind that you don't have to get all the items because you're currently following the zero waste lifestyle. Pick and choose the items that suit your current lifestyle and evaluate if you really do need the item before purchasing it.

At the moment this post is being published, all Daiso items are priced at only RM5.90.


Jan 27, 2019

4 Days Tokyo Itinerary version 1 (With Printable Reference)

A 4-day trip to Tokyo is not enough. In actual, even a 4-week trip is not enough as well. Tokyo is a city that constantly changing with a lot of events and activities happening throughout the year. If you think you've seen it all, new attractions will pop up again and again.

Anyway, if you just want a shallow dip into Tokyo's attraction, we've got the plan for you.

Feel free to shuffle the days around or move the places of interest depending on where you stay. To maximize your experience, you can follow my Step-to-step Guide How to Create your own itinerary. But let's start with the Tokyo itinerary.

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