Dec 7, 2019

Penang National Park: A Hike to Turtle Beach



People always think of Penang for its food, beaches, and heritage shophouses, but do you know, a large chunk of Penang Island is covered by forest? If you drive on the road to Batu Ferringhi, you will end up at Teluk Bahang. Beyond all the glamourous resorts by the beach, there's a quiet and sleepy fishermen's village. This is where the Penang National Park starts.

The Penang National Park is frequent by the locals for their weekend nature outing and you can also find some adventurous tourists finding their ways to the most pristine beach of Penang. The National Park gives you access to three beaches that are not accessible by road. We choose to go to Pantai Kerachut (or Kerachut Beach) because the other routes were obstructed by landslide.

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Nov 22, 2019

Follow These 10 Eco-Lifestyle Tips When Traveling

Turtle Point, Redang

Traveling inevitably increases carbon footprints that can harm our environment. Traveling for leisure is becoming a norm and we are living in a generation that we are so grateful to be able to travel further because of the accessibilities. Flight tickets are cheaper, accommodation is so convenient (hello, Airbnb) and travel guides are available on our fingertips. As we indulge in our trips, let's be mindful of what we can do to reduce the impact on the environment.

Be mindful of the carbon footprints you create when traveling

Traveling creates a lot of carbon footprints. In order to save the environment, don’t travel for leisure, 'nuff said. But now traveling has become a necessity and it promotes good mental health. So, find alternative solutions such as travel to nearer place (for example, instead of traveling to the Maldives you can go to Pulau Pangkil in Indonesia). Travel via sea and land will also more environmentally friendly compared to travel via air.

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Nov 18, 2019

10 Beginner Tips for Tarot Reading

I was struggling in spirituality a little and I discover that I actually don’t believe in Christianity nor Buddhism like what I was taught from growing up. I believe in nature, cause and effect of our actions determine our surroundings. For example, I believe in the direct relationship between consumerism and global warming. When consulting some friends, they suggest that I might be a witch. This is how I discover tarot.


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Nov 13, 2019

美滋锅 Beauty In The Pot Review, Genting Highlands



I’m so used to that uncomplicated hotpot buffet where you pay RM55 per head and you can eat all you want. When I arrived at the Beauty in The Pot, I got so confused. First, there’s a waiting list - where you will be prompted via phone when your queue number is approaching. Then, there’s the reputable waiting service. You can have snacks, drinks, and playroom for the kids while you are waiting. And the most challenging part, the waitress speak mainly Chinese. The initial experience was quite awkward when I tried to get a table and the main contributing factor was the language barrier. Securing a table can be a gamble of luck, depending on what time and whether it is a school holiday period.

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Nov 8, 2019

Weekend Guide to The Chateau Spa & Organic Wellness Resort


I was looking for a quick weekend trip that isn’t too far from the city to celebrate my friend’s birthday. After nights of research, it seems like The Chateau at Berjaya Hills Bukit Tinggi is a perfect spot for a simple girl’s trip. After all, the last time we came here was 6 years ago, a revisit sounds like a good idea.

Here are all the details you need to know if you’re planning your trip.

Price: Approximately RM1,200 per night for the Noble Suite
Location: Berjaya Hills, Bukit Tinggi, Pahang
Highlights: A total wellness spa hotel

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Nov 3, 2019

Hada Labo+ Sensitive Hydrating Range

The trip to Redang was a huge challenge for my skin. I developed redness around my nose and cheek. And it gets worse when I use my usual skincare. After talking to my friends and doing some research, I discovered that I have a sensitive skin condition. Skin sensitivity can be caused by external factors such as weather, pollution, and exposure to excessive UV rays. It can also be caused by internal factors such as stress, allergies, and hormonal changes. Whatever the causes are, the new Hada Labo+ Sensitive Hydrating range is able to help.


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Oct 25, 2019

Kuching, Sarawak 3D2N Itinerary

This year I had an immense interest to learn tarot reading. After talking to so many tarot readers, only one of them agreed to teach me further, so happen he is living in Kuching, which brought me here. I'll talk about tarot reading some other day. Initially, I wanted to do a quick visit for the lesson but after telling my friends of the plan, all of them bought their flight ticket separately to accompany me. I feel so touched. We had so much fun, laughing, exploring and learning about Sarawak culture together. I think I'm really lucky to have my girlfriends who always lift me up spiritually.


Here are what we've cramped on in just 3 days of visit.


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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.

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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.


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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.

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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


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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.

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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.


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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

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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.


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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:


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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.

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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.


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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.

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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.


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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.

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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.


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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. 
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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.

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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.


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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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