Jul 3, 2020

Penang Vegan Cafe: Wholey Wonder @ Hin Bus Depot



Wholey Wonder gives me a vibe of Tasmania’s vegan cafe which is rustic and hippies. Albeit the cafe is very casual and laidback, the food quality is uncompromising. The cafe is managed by the same group as Pinxin Vegan Cuisine, they use top quality ingredients and the food is made from passionate vegan chefs. While Pinxin targets family and skewed towards Asian cuisine, Wholey Wonder takes another approach where it is more Westernized. 

This cafe takes a holistic approach to promote a healthy lifestyle. Not only it is a vegan cafe, but the second floor is also a yoga studio. The less-active me is here for the food only. But if you are interested, the yoga studio is open for everyone. Do ask the waiter for more info on the yoga schedule. 
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Jun 28, 2020

Cute Instagram GIFs You Can Use in Your Instagram Story (Part 3)



This is the last post of the Cute Instagram GIFs series. Maybe in the future, I might add more to it, but for now, I think I have covered quite a lot of the keywords for the cute GIFs. I confess that, I actually posting this for my personal record, but I thought you guys can also use some cute GIFs in your IG story. Here you go:

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Jun 16, 2020

Cute Designer GIFs You Can Use in Your Instagram Story (Part 2)



I have to break this down in 3 parts because I keep discovering new cute GIFs on Instagram. If you missed the previous post, do check out more of the cute GIFs here. And after this post, there will be another one.

If you think, why do I even bother to blog about this? Just search for "cute" on the GIF and they will appear. No, it doesn't work that way because these GIFs are tagged with different keywords and they are hidden. You know the drill... just search for the keyword below in the GIF section in your IG story. 
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Jun 13, 2020

Cute Designer GIFs You Can Use in Your Instagram Stories (Part 1)


This post is specially dedicated to my IG comrades. If you haven’t follow me on my Instagram (which I rarely promote here), my handle is @queenjerine. I know it’s a little narcissistic, but let’s move on because the queen wants to share some goodies that you can use to spice up your InstaStories. 


Have you ever wonder what keyword to search for when you want to put those cute GIF stickers on your story? Here are a bunch of designers’ stickers that you can get from the GIFs search in your IG:
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Jun 7, 2020

Penang Vegan Restaurant: PinXin Vegan Cuisine Review

The first thing I did when I came back to Penang is to look for a nice vegetarian/vegan restaurant. While in Melaka, I have a list of my favourite vegan/vegetarian restaurants, now I have to discover more vegetarian restaurants in Penang as I expand my territory. The first restaurant I've been to is PinXin. This is a vegan restaurant, so it is suitable for vegetarians as well.



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Jun 6, 2020

Adopt a Butterfly to help the Melaka Butterfly Farm Alive



The Melaka Butterfly & Reptile Sanctuary (MBRS) needs your help. As the Movement Control Order preventing visitors to visit the farm, they are lacking of funds to run the sanctuary. In order to keep their operation cost low, the staff had to throw away healthy pupa, and here's how you can help.

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May 29, 2020

Menstrual / Period Cup Honest Review



The menstrual cup is a popular item from the zero-waste department lately. When this product was introduced two years back, it was completely mindblown. At that time I had an online store that sold zero-waste products and the menstrual cup was one that keeps selling out. 

Before I begin the review, let's use the nomenclature "orchid" to represent our female body part.

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May 23, 2020

Skincare I'm Using at the Moment



The last time I recorded my skincare routine on this blog was 2016. Since then I have changed a lot of skincare products, and I thought I should blog to update my current preferences. I have scaled down a lot by removing some products I don't think I need such as facial scrub and facial essence. 

None of the products here are sponsored or PR sample. I purchased them with my own money unless stated. 
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Apr 5, 2020

DAY 18 LOCKDOWN: Instant Dim Sum Review - Ocean Planet


Today I want to do a food review. This instant dim sum is EXTREMELY GOOD!!! It tastes exactly like the one from the restaurant. No kidding.


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Apr 3, 2020

DAY 15 & 16 LOCKDOWN: Where to get your general information about Covid-19



I notice that a lot of people still unsure what to do if you suspect that you catch the virus. First of all, you need to call the hotline. Please save these phone numbers in your contacts just in case.
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Apr 2, 2020

DAY 14 LOCKDOWN: Phase 1 Completed


When I started this daily account of my #Covid19Stories, I assumed the lockdown was going to last for 14 days. Now that everyday is a repetitive routine, I don't know what else to write about. Should I write recipes? Or my journal stuff?
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Apr 1, 2020

DAY 13 LOCKDOWN: DIY Vision Board


I can't stop worrying about my job. Today is the salary pay-out day. I kinda feel like I don't deserve the full salary because my productivity is really low. I feel like I didn't give my 100%, this is why I really hate working-from-home at such an early stage of my job in the new place. I feel like I still need a lot of training in terms of system, but at the same time, I can't complain because I'm experienced. WFH isn't the ideal situation for me at the moment, yet it is pointless for me to return to work since my colleagues are all WFH. Besides, I'm not in the best position while the economy is going down. My job security is hanging by a thread.
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Mar 30, 2020

DAY 12 LOCKDOWN: When the rich people whines


I have nothing much to update. I guess "nothing much" is being part of my daily life for now. I watched the Itaewon Class till 5am the night before and woke up at 12pm. I completely ditch my responsibility to feed my family, and everyone had to eat biscuits for breakfast. LOL! I begin to miss my single life. Having people relying on you sucks.

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Mar 29, 2020

DAY 11 LOCKDOWN: Let's Talk About Food


In Malaysia, we're left with 2.5 months of rice. That is not enough for all because the rich will hoard the supply and some sellers might hide it to sell when supply is low. This is a serious issue. We've not touched on the supplies of vegetables and meat. In other words, we're f**ked.
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Mar 28, 2020

DAY 10 LOCKDOWN: I Begin to Miss Nature




  • Me: Baby papa, after all these ordeal, let's go to Monkey Beach 
  • Baby papa: After all these, I want to go somewhere further.
  • Me: Where???
  • Baby papa: Cameron Highlands.
  • Me: I thought you're going to say Switzerland. 
  • Baby papa: Times like this, we have to contribute to our own country's economy. So Cameron Highlands!

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Mar 27, 2020

DAY 9 LOCKDOWN: Not a Good Time to be Sick


I missed one day of the entry, but here's to make up where I have left out.
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Mar 26, 2020

DAY 8 LOCKDOWN: Extension & Books to Read


The Movement Control Order is extended till 14th April 2020. That is another 19 days. The past 8 days were hard enough. I'm not sure if there's enough food for everyone, because the rich will be stocking up without hesitation.
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Mar 24, 2020

DAY 7 LOCKDOWN: Learning Korean


A few people asking me about my online Korean class that I'm taking. It is absolutely free! You can learn it too and since you probably have the time at home.
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DAY 6 LOCKDOWN: Netflix Shows to Watch


Today I'm physically exhausted from cooking daily. Cooking in my house isn't like how I used to do when living alone. My grandma has a long list of SOP to follow, that exhaust me. For example, every time I cook, I have to clean the entire kitchen. It doesn't help when I still have to work from home for 8 hours, then cook 2 meals daily. I can't stand another day of the lockdown.

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Mar 23, 2020

DAY 5 LOCKDOWN: Only Head of the Family Allowed to Leave the House

Random photo of the ocean because last night I dreamt I went to an island resort. Hence a throwback photo from my Redang trip.

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Mar 21, 2020

DAY 4 LOCKDOWN: Grocery Situation


I went out for grocery shopping today, it's madness out there. Initially, I went to AEON because I still have lots of AEON vouchers to spend. But the parking was limited and there is a sea of human at the entrance waiting for their turn to go in. I think they limit the number of pax to enter, but I'm not sure because I didn't get down from the car to check out. I went to Giant instead.

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DAY 3 LOCKDOWN: I Went Out



It's not something to be proud of because I could get caught by the authorities. It was a short drive within an 800m radius from my house. I was trying to find a cake to cheer myself.
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Mar 20, 2020

DAY 2 LOCKDOWN: Fear of Food Scarcity


Random thoughts today involve a lot of food supply in my house. I begin to think that I don't have enough of the food supply to last for 14 days. What trigger this was, I spoiled an egg when boiling it. There was a hairline crack and I didn't monitor the pot. So it was completely a mess, I had to throw the egg away. In normal circumstances, I will just throw the egg away without any remorse. But today, I was afraid I don't have enough to feed the family.

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Mar 19, 2020

DAY 1 LOCKDOWN: Battling with Working-from-Home Environment


First thing first, I know you're going to say Malaysia has no lockdown. I personally think communication is clearer when we label it as "lockdown" instead of Restriction of Movement (ROM). When mentioned ROM, people take things lightly, thinking it is ok to loiter around, so I much prefer the term lockdown.

I decided to keep an account of what is happening for the next 14 days (ROM starts from 18-31 March 2020, may be extended if the number of infection increases). I think I may never live another life to experience this happening again, so I want to be able to look back on what happened.

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Panic Shopping: 50 Things To-Buy in case of Lockdown


It seems like the coravirus activity isn't slowing down anytime. In Malaysia, we see a spike of people infected on daily basis. At the moment, we still have the luxury of partial lockdown, which means, we still can go out to shop for essential items.

Here are some items that I've narrowed down in case of full lockdown instruction. Better be prepared than be sorry right? Scroll to the bottom for a downloadable list where you can copy & paste into your phone Notes.


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Mar 16, 2020

DIY Money Bowl to Attract Wealth



Most of us have different rituals when it comes to manifesting for wealth. Mine is pretty simple. I keep a money bowl. It started off as a catch-all bowl for my loose change. After a while, I realize that having the habit of gathering money in a bowl is actually a practice that many people did to attract wealth.

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Mar 9, 2020

4 Vegetarian Restaurants in Melaka to try



Last October, I started to adopt a vegetarian lifestyle. I must admit, that didn't stick for long. But I discovered the pescatarian diet (which means I don't eat meat such as chicken, beef, pork, lamb, etc). Most of my diet consists of vegetables and fish. The vegetable is at the base of my food pyramid and fish would be on the tip of the pyramid.

I didn't have any problem eating out because of the fish diet gives me plenty of choices on the menu. Also, vegetarian restaurants now are more sophisticated. That leaves me a lot of options when dining out. Here are the few vegetarian restaurants that I frequently visit when in Melaka:

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Feb 7, 2020

NETFLIX To-Watch February 2020


The entire January I was bingeing on Netflix back to back. Mainly because I took a long leave for Chinese New Year and there's nothing much to do at home. Here are some of the shows that I think you might like to explore this month.

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Jan 17, 2020

Penang Avatar Secret Garden is Out of This World


Did you watch the Avatar movie from a few years back? If you do, you’ll know how mesmerizing the secret garden is. Strings of lights hanging down from the tree, flowers that light up when you touch it, etc. all these create a surreal and out-of-the-world presence. You can experience the Avatar Secret Garden right here in Penang. And the best thing is, it is completely free! Read more to find out how to get there.

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Jan 14, 2020

NETFLIX To-Watch January 2020


Lately I have been bingeing on Netflix a lot. And if you do follow me on my Instagram, I always post up IG story on #NetflixMustWatch where I recommend shows that are worth your time. I figure out that I should put up my recommendations here on my blog since I've been spending so much time watching it. I will be sharing 10 shows every month on this blog, so make sure to come back here often. I have created a category here under Netflix which you can bookmark. I hope you'll find this useful. Also, if you have any shows that you're loving currently, do return the favour by commenting below so that I can check it out as well.

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Jan 3, 2020

How to make sure your New Year resolution work for you


Has the new year party ended? I'm sure, whether consciously or subconsciously, you have some sort of a new year's resolution. In this post, I'm going to give you some tips on how to make sure you achieve all your

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