December 31, 2013

2013, In A Word.




So many things happened in 2013 that I've never thought would happen in my life. There were somethings lost, somethings gained. There were laugh, but there were also cries. There were hope and there were also darkness. I don't know if I've become stronger or weaker. I don't know what kind of experience waiting for me in 2014.

But, I'll deal with it as it come to me.

As for 2013, there is only one word I can think of to summarize it.

"CHALLENGING"

Wishing  Everyone of You A Happy New Year.
And May The Odds Will Always Be in Your Favor ♥



December 27, 2013

Reviews: Special Thanks to Essence Cosmetics Malaysia for the Gift! ~^^




Recently I was chosen as the winner for the 23rd day of Essence Cosmetic Malaysia advent calendar giveaway, and yesterday the prize finally reached my doorstep. To be honest, at first when they announced my name on Essence Malaysia Facebook page, I thought that it wasn't me! Due to slight mistake on the last name (which I'm not sure if its my fault or not--I probably made a typo in the raffle haha).




Mine is supposed to be "Anis Farhana Aliman" whilst it was "Anis Farhana Amin" in the post. So I had my doubt. What if there is actually someone that have a name similar to me? So I didn't held my hope high. Haha, funny right?

So when the parcel arrived, it was a very delightful surprise for me ♥ 
Thanks again!

Therefore, in gratitude I decided to make a quick reviews on the products that I received.

I came across Essence Cosmetics when I was browsing products in Watson store about a month ago. For your information, this brand is relatively new in Malaysia, although they are already well known across the globe. Originating from German, this brand has been around since 2002 and they does not do any testing on animals. So extra yayyy for that :)

So these are the lists of products I received:



1. Essence LASH Mania Reloaded Mascara
  
about product :
"...accurately grips your lashes to give them a push-up effect and give lashes extreme volume and a dramatic false-lash look. secret tip: the LASH mania reloaded mascara offers perfect separation and can therefore also be used as a mascara topper."

my review: 
"..i really love the applicator. it doesn't make my eyelashes stick on each other and it feels lightweight too. Although its main purpose is for falsies, I find it okay on my lash!"
 
2. Essence Eyeliner Pen (01 Black)

about product:
" ..the eyeliner with original japanese ink ensures an absolutely accurate line. ideal for on-the-go"

my review:
"..perfect for touch up. easy to use and able to draw fine line with its small tip. the shade is not dark black, but its perfect to be use as a outer guide before you fill it with darker shade."

3. Essence Kajal Pencil (01 Black)

about product:
"..essence kajal pencil creates fashionable color highlights on your eyes in cool and trendy colors to ensure a totally individual style. also available in other shades"

my review:
"..this pencil has a very dark shade but it does smudge a little. I think it would be perfect to be use when you want to create a smokey/smudging effect using eyeliner."


4. Essence Mono Eyeshadow (01 Chill Out)

about product:
"..the popular mono eyeshadows ensure color highlights on your eyelids and are sure to give all girls that extra-special added touch. available in other shades too"

my review:
"..the one I got is a shimmering white eyeshadow. I think you can also use it as a highlighter too."



5. Essence Metal Glam Eyeshadow 
(01 Jewel Up the Ocean, 04 Sparkle All Night & 05 Chocolate Jewellery)

about product:
"..metallic and shimmering effects on your eyes are the ultimate trend! the especially soft texture with extremely high coverage and metallic results creates expressive eye make-up guaranteed to be eye-catching! the range of colors is huge.."

my review:
"..just like its name, these eye shadows does provide a very glittery effect. the level of pigmentation is medium, and very suitable to be used for a party/concert look. It does have a little fall out and a bit chalky when i swatch it using my makeup brush so I have to be a little careful about it. My favorite one out of three is the turquoise blue one called Jewel Up the Ocean "



6. Essence Quattro Eyeshadow (07 Over the Taupe)

about product:
".. quattro styles. different textures ranging from silky shimmering to intensive shine ensure unlimited creativity with your eye make-up. perfectly aligned shades, excellent color-dispersion and long-lasting results"

my review:
"..i love this small palette since I can carry it in my bag for touch up. the colours consist of two lighter matte shades and another two has a shimmering effect."

SWATCHES

1. Essence Eyeliner Pen
2. Essence Kajal Pencil



1. Essence Metal Glam Eyeshadow (01 Jewel Up the Ocean)
2.  Essence Metal Glam Eyeshadow (05 Chocolate Jewellery)
3. Essence Metal Glam Eyeshadow (04 Sparkle All Night)
4. Essence Mono Eyeshadow (01 Chill Out)




1. Upper left (Matte)
2. Upper right (Matte)
3. Lower left (Shimmers)
4. Lower right (Shimmers)

With the total of eight awesome products, I am now a happy girl.
For more information about their products range, head of to Essence Cosmetics website!

See you in next post xoxo~




International Giveaway: Urban Decay Naked 3 (Read: Birthday Wish)



Alright people, for those who follows me on Instagram, you may have seen my post (ranting) about getting this awesome palette for new year. But unfortunately, that dream will probably stays as dream because this poor student (me) can't afford it at least for the next six month. Which is heartbreaking because that baby has been calling me nonstop every time I passed by Sephora store. And watching makeup tutorials and reading reviews of it makes it worse everyday *sobs ridiculously*

So, when these awesome bloggers Beauty Nerd By Night , Extra Extravagant , Beautiful Solution , PrettyPolish and Small N' Hot (I call them my angels) decided to do an international giveaway where the winner will be granted this palette, I literally squealed in joy.
Well, at least I can try to do something to make it mine right?!

I mean, every shade in this palette is just so pretty! And not just that, I love how they made it so it have a hint of rose colored undertone.

Strange (pale neutral pink matte-satin)
Dust (pale metallic pink shimmer w/iridescent micro-glitter)
Burnout (light pinky-peach satin)
Limit (light dusty rose matte)
Buzz (metallic rose shimmer w/silver micro-glitter)
Trick (light metallic pinky-copper shimmer w/tonal micro-sparkle)
 Nooner (medium pinky-brown matte)
Liar (medium metallic mauve shimmer)
Factory (pinky-brown satin)
Mugshot (metallic taupe shimmer w/slight pink shift)
 Darkside (deep taupe-mauve satin)
 Blackheart (smoky black matte w/rosy red micro-sparkle).

And the names for all 12 shades are so unique. And Blackheart is my personal favorite so far! I tried it at Sephora the week it got out and god, I just fell-

IN LOVE ♥

So guys, wish me luck okay! And if you want to join the giveaway too, you can click here !
And oh! It ends on 2nd of January~! So be fast!!


Beauty and the Beast: The 1st Giveaway

Hello Guys



I'm here to promote the first giveaways by Miss Nabilah on her blog Beauty and the Beast!

She is doing this giveaway to celebrate the 100,000 pageviews on her blog~^^
 *so envious, i have somemore to go*

*cr photos: beauty and the beast*

And the prizes is just so awesome that I myself could not resist from trying out my luck!
Especially the MUA's Heaven and Earth palette that I have been aiming for so long!

Along with that, the winner will also receive:
-Avon Totally Kissable Lipstick in Deep Orchid -

 
  - Follow Me Sence Happy Body Mist -

 

- Mentholatum Lip Ice in Apple -
- Mentholatum Lip Ice Shimmer Lip Moisturizer -

 

- Calvin Klein perfume samples -

But, in order to get your hand on these awesome stuffs, you must of course follow the giveaways rules.

1.This giveaway opens to legal residents of Malaysia only.
2. You have to complete the tasks given to be qualified, if you fail to do so, you'll be disqualified. 
3. There will be only one winner for this giveaway.
4. Winner will be selected randomly using a randomizer and will be notified by email. Winner will have 48 hours to respond before a new winner is selected.
5. You have to follow Beaut and the Beast via Google Friend Connect or else, you will be disqualified.
6. Giveaway blogs are not allowed to enter.
7. Giveaway ends on December 31st, 2013.
8. You must fill in the Rafflecopter in her blog to enter.
9. If you are under 18, please ask for your parent's permission before entering this giveaway.

So guys, what are you waiting for?! The giveaway will end soon so make sure you join this fast!

And may the odds ever be in your favor!
 *yes, i'm still hung up on the latest Catching Fire movie haha*

Well that's all from me~ toodles! ♥ 

P/S: A belated Merry Christmas to my readers who celebrate it!


December 23, 2013

Exam Mood

cr: phamousx3

Yes. 
The days of doom is around the corner.
Sigh.

December 12, 2013

November/December Favorite Playlists ❤

cr: egipciaca

Hey guys, I'm back with the 2nd part of my favourite playlist post.

These songs is the one I listen to the most when I commute.
By the way, my playlist is by no way will always follow the latest trending songs.
I'm random you know.

Hope there will be something you somewhere in there :)
Oh by the way, this is in no particular order

1. KWill - Lay Back
2. Troublemaker (Hyuna and Hyunseung) - Now
3. IU ft Shinee Jonghyun - Gloomy Clock
4. KWill - A Slip of Tongue
5. Imagine Dragons - Demons
6. SPEED - That's My Fault
7.T-Ara,The Seeya, 5Dolls & Speed - Painkiller
8. Exo - Miracles of December (Korean Ver)
9. Idina Menzel - Let It Go (Frozen OST)
10. Yesung - Grey Paper


Oppss, I guess this playlist has mostly Korean songs in it.
Sorry! My taste is indeed different than some.

Funky Eyeliner Craze: Swatches and Review [My Collection]

Hello lovelies ^^

It has been known among my close knit friends that I am so obsessed with eyeliners.
I can live a day without a blusher, or a lip gloss, but not without eyeliner.


Therefore I've bought quite a variety of eyeliners from different brands and colours over time.
But in this post, I'm going to focus on my funky colours eyeliners first.
I will be writing another post for my black eyeliners collection some day. 


Firstly, I would like the mention that I'm not being paid for writing this, and the opinion in this blog post is strictly mine and might vary with others.



So these are my funky colours eyeliners that I have. 
So far, I've bought nine different eyeliners. Three of them are in the blue shade, one in emerald-ish green, one in purple, one in hot pink, two in brown shade and one in white.


Swatches


These are the details of each of them: 
(Starting from the first eyeliner from the left)


1. Silky Girl Funky Eyelights Pencil in #13-Ever Green
2. Silky Girl Funky Eyelights Pencil in #11-Electric Blue

For eyeliner (1) and (2), these two I bought during a sale at Watson this month. So they are quite new in my collection.  I think the price for one eyeliner is about RM15.90 but I got both on a buy one free one offer.
Such a bargain right?

It's also very pigmented, doesn't smudge that easily unless being rubbed on hard. But it's also very easy to clean. It's glittery and are easy to apply with smooth application


3. Essence Longlasting Eye Pencil in #16-Coolest Chic

As for this one, I wasn't planning to buy anything but ever since I heard Essence brand came into Malaysia, I can't stop myself from checking out their products. There are several variety of colours for this particular Essence product, but I ended up buying a purple coloured one since I don't have any similar shade yet.
The price is about RM11.00

It's very affordable considering that Essence Cosmetics has been around for quite awhile. In overall I'm very pleased with the product with the price I bought it. Planning to buy another eyeliner from Essence next time. It's in a metallic grey-ish shade.

By the way, you can get them at selected Watson store. And trust me, you'll end up standing for quite a long time at the rack because their products is so cheap and affordable!
I really love their Eyeshadow brush and Blending brush.


4. Eliantio Celestial 2 in 1 Eyeliner in Moonlight Blue

First, I would like to say that I have no idea why they named it 2 in 1. I don't see any 2 in 1 features on it. But whatever~ because I really like Elianto products and this particular shade of blue is one of my favourite for me to wear to class.
It's a very dark navy blue colour, which won't seem too much when you're attending classes. It sometimes look black than blue, and I really like it for that; and it's more matte than shiny.

I don't really remember the price for this one either, but probably in between range of RM19-RM 25.
My best bet is RM19.90.


5. Too Cool For School Dinoplatz High Line Eye Pencil in Pink (No 2)

This one is probably the most expensive eyeliner that I have in my collection. It dries almost immediately after applying and have a shimmering metallic effect. The eyeliner has very cute packaging but the only downside is it gets easily stained since the packaging colour is white (but hey, who cares right? its just packaging). I rarely use this one because it is the most funky and bold colours in my collection but if you're planning to go to a concert or a party and have extra budget, this brand would be a good candidate. It seriously stays on your eye for quite a long time.

I'm not very sure about the price. But I think it's between RM50-RM60.
I bought it when Too Cool For School announced their first Malaysia branch opening in Bangsar Village.

Oh by the way, TCFS is a Korean cosmetic brand.


6. Etude House Bling In The Sea Proof 10 Auto Pencil #BR403-Star Brown

This one is not really a funky colour, but I just want to review it in one go. This eyeliner is in a shimmery brown shade and I like to use it on my waterline. Has a smooth application and stays on quite long after it dries up.

I don't know the Malaysia price for this one since I bought it straight from Korea.


7. The Face Shop "Make Me Star" Waterproof Gel Liner in #05-Sky Fever

This shade is very similar to Sily Girl Electric Blue eyeliner but it comes with a sponge like smudger at the other end. It has a smooth application and stays on very long. I went to a concert wearing this eyeliner and it still significantly stays on my eyelids even after I came back (roughly more than 12 hours).

The price is between RM 20-RM25, don't remember it.


8. Etude House Styling Eyeliner #02-White

 I bought this one for my waterline since its white. 
It has a shimmering effect, but it does get smudge easily
I sometimes use it for highlights since it's very easy to blend

Price unknown. 
P/s: I don't think they have this in store anymore.


9. Elianto Stay On Eyeliner Pencil #02-Dark Brown

This eyeliner has a matte finish on it. It is one of earliest Elianto product that I tried and its easy to apply. The only downside of this eyeliner is it somehow could get very dry sometimes (rare case) and it became hard to apply but the same black one that I have doesn't have the same problem.

Price is probably around RM18.90


Smudging Test


 Rubbing with Water

I actually conducted one more test which is to scrub harder (instead of rubbing) with water. But unfortunately this silly writer has mistakenly deleted the picture. 

But from that test, scrubbing on the swatches with water (and no other soap) managed to completely remove almost all colour swatches except for the Too School For School Highline Eye Pencil (pink eyeliner), The Face Shop "Make Me Star" Waterproof Gel Liner (Sky Fever) and Etude House Bling In The Sea Proof 10 Auto Pencil (BR403). These three swatches still have some residual that needed to be removed with facial cleansing product or soap.



December 11, 2013

Santa Hermo's Magic of Gift!


"Do you love getting presents?"

"Do you look forward to special occasions so you could make a wish?"

"Do you make your own personal wishlist every year?"


In my case, the answer for all the questions above is YES!

I love presents! 
And I especially love them because I always have something I wish for!

Who doesn't right?!


So when I saw the post on The Butterfly Project Facebook Page announcing that 


from hermo.com.my 

is going to grant wishes from some lucky butterflies
I immediately jump on the bandwagon!

Because heyy, I don't want to miss out on this awesome oppoturnity!

But first, let us get to know Santa Hermo!
And why you SHOULD love it!


So what is Hermo?



Hermo is an online shopping site where you can browse and purchase awesome beauty products with just a few clicks!

"Hermo is beauty collection, the place to make you even more gorgeous. Hermo’s mission is to help people to be gorgeous by the ease and convenience of ecosystem. Thousands of people around Malaysia use Hermo to discover beauty products at great prices, trying out the most trendy ways to be gorgeous, and to share their beauty tips in the journey.

Beauty can be simpler and more affordable. Handcrafted in Malaysia."


What does Hermo offers?


They also offer products from other awesome brands like Tony Moly, Etude House, Missha, Laneige and many more!

 Their products categories ranging from skincare, bath and body to make up and masks!



How to browse on Hermo?

Their website is easy to navigate and also have awesome features like

FAQ section, Wishlist tab, International Delivery, Free Samples with Purchase, Buy 2 Free Shipping, 14 Days Refundable and Flash Shipping.

And for those who aren't very knowledgeable in looking for products that are suitable for their skin types, no worries because Hermo also have a feature where you can browse product based on the condition of your skin!


Just click on the skintype you have, and you'll be redirected to another page to show product suggestions!
Awesome right?


What's Special on Hermo this December?


Good news guys! 
Right now, Hermo is having an awesome promotions since Christmas is just around the corner!
So it is the perfect timing for you to buy something for your loved ones with their awesome deals!
With Stocking Stuffers offers up to 70% discount!



And many awesome Christmas set deals up for you to grab!



Santa Hermo Surprise!

And to the main course!

Santa Hermo is feeling generous and is going to grant some butterflies wishlist of product(s) from Hermo up to RM 80!

*dance happily*

So now, with all the hope in my heart, I want to make my wish!




And the total is right at RM79!


Why Yadah?

Because I've been wanting to try their products but I never get the chance to.
 So this is a prefect time to fulfill my craze over Korean cosmetics products.

Who knows I'll start falling in love with Yadah products too?

And from Hermo, I found out that Yadah uses natural ingredient in its products, which is definitely a bonus!


So dear Santa Hermo.
Can you please grant me this wish?

P/S: I promise I'll be a good girl ;)

Yours sincerely,
Anis Farhana






November 24, 2013

The Sunday Currently Vol 1



"THE AFTER SS5 EDITION"


Hey people, I'm feeling blues today. Fangirl mode has been set on maximum. Find something on tumblr to keep me calm ;)


C U R R E N T L Y …

  • READING the best speech in KPOP history on tumblr.  
November 29th, 2011 .. Best speech in all of Kpop history…

"We’ve lived through our 20s with everyone, thank you. With many difficulties.. with so many things happening, the members depended on each other, also the members who are not with us… The ones watching TV right now, and the ones far away from us.. I love you guys.


When no one acknowledged us, when no one knew us, the best fan club who made us the best .. as fans, letting us feel the “mightiness” .. ELF all over the world I thank you again.. We, Super Junior, are ugly ducklings, until the day we became swans… ” - Leeteuk

  • WRITING my thoughts on twitter. Still can't get over SS5 Malaysia (I'll do an update later) 

  • LISTENING the sound of the fan in my room echoing the empty house

  • THINKING of how am I going to deal with this concert after effects. 

  • SMELLING nothing. I got a flu. 

  • WISHING that mom will give me extra pocket money this week. 

  • HOPING that I'll end this semester without any extreme stress 

  • WEARING my colourful kaftan my mom bought me when we visited Terengganu early this year 

  • LOVING my awesome weekend spent with my besties, watching the people I love (read: SJ) dancing and singing. 

  • WANTING another concert next year. 

  • NEEDING to clean the house before my family gets back tomorrow

  • FEELING muscles aches all over my body from overusing myself last night 

  • CLICKING to scroll tumblr for next post. I need my post concert medication (read: fancams).

November 20, 2013

Lets Us Join Junniku Giveaway :)


I love giveaways. Especially beauty products giveaways.
And luckily, Junniku is having a giveaway now.
As you know, I love makeups.

Especially Korean beauty brands!
 (can you see me being biased now? hihi)

Etude House has the cutest packaging ever, and their products are so good too!
I love their Any Cushion Foundation and how matte their Vivid Pop Stick are!

The only downside is the pricing gets a bit higher here in Malaysia.

Therefore, this giveaway package Number 1 is being especially awesome!!
 So full of Etude's products! 

Besides, I really wanted to try some of the other brands product too :)

Prize Package 1 







But Prize Package 2 is not bad either!


Prize Package 2





So head to Junniku to join her awesome giveaway ;)

November 13, 2013

Mathematics and Science Learning. English or Malay?


First and foremost I would like to declare that this is strictly my opinion based on my past experiences and it has nothing to do with whatever political stand. I find myself unable to ignore it anymore when I saw all the different comments on various social networking sites. Like here and here.

Okay, let me start.

To be honest, I really hate the fact that this issue kept being circulated over and over again. For me, I have to say that I really agree with the government decision that they would teach Science and Maths in English at schools. I still remember my transition from primary school to secondary school. I learned Math and Science in Bahasa in primary school. Then I started to learn in English when I started my secondary school education which was in Form 1. At first, I got to say that the changes really gets the best of me. Some words and terms sounded so unfamiliar so it took some time for me to get accustomed with it. It was annoying in some ways, but little did I know back then how much it benefits me in years to come.

Some might argue that learning in English would become a burden to students who lived outside of the city. It is undeniable that it would definitely take a lot of hard work to some students but comparing that kind of hard work which started at early age is much better than making them struggle with it once they started university education. And stop saying how much learning Math and Science in English makes the students feels inferior and not confident. That is nonsense. Honestly, who wouldn't feel overwhelmed and embarrassed when they are worse than their peers? Instead of making it an excuse and run away, how about turning it to be a source of motivation? 

And all those craps about how differences in family incomes and way of life could be a setback to poor students. Just because your family doesn't know how to speak English, that doesn't mean you too have to reject it out of your life. The purpose of studying and learning is to raise your status and capabilities. If having poor family really stops us from marching forward, there won't be articles about successful people we usually came across on newspaper and magazines. There are a lot of successful Malaysian out there who started from the bottom too. The difference between them and some of us is that they don't give excuses.

A lot of my seniors that doesn't get to learn Science and Math in English in school complained how lucky we are to start learning it earlier than they were. They learned Math and Science in Malay when they were in school but have to quickly catch up to the universal terms which are usually in English once they started university. The reason is simple, because most reference books are in English. They also told me how much I should appreciate the fact that I'm already familiar with English terms. I won't have to spend unnecessary time flipping between English references and dictionaries, and I could use those hours to actually try to understand the content itself.

My next argument is on how some people started to compare how much the Japanese or Koreans could be very successful even though most of them are not very good in English. First, the Japanese. Lets us be honest. The way most Japanese act and live and they way most Malaysian act and live are just too different to even compare ourselves with them. Their discipline in life are just enviable. That one trait is an advantage to them when it comes to work. One more thing, most of the educated and skilled people in Japan does know English but they choose not to use it in daily life. They use their English to gather up as much skill and knowledge so that they could use it to educate their people. The thing now is, our mentality is not the same. It's not that I'm trying to downgrade my fellow countryman because even I myself can't deny that I can't catch up to the Japanese way. My aunt once told me, she used to work in a factory owned by the Japanese in Malaysia. They have a weekly assembly that usually take about two hours each time and all of the employees without any regard to their age, status or post have to stand up through out the ceremony. Even the person that holds the highest position have to stand up just the same. 

But in Malaysia, we are all too used to the American/ British way more. When we don't even practice even half the lifestyle the Japanese does, what makes you think that we could actually survived globalization without proper preparation? Therefore, in order to make up that one difference, we have to be better at something more than they are. The fastest, quickest path that has the highest chance for us to conquer is English. You can deny it but its obvious that the usage of the language in our country has become normal everywhere. You have to take job interviews in English. Why? Because most companies have overseas branches, and shareholders that want their employees to have a good grasp of English language. Even when you go to shopping complexes or brand shops, they use English.

Yes, it is kind of disappointing how much we have became in ignoring our mother tongue. Bahasa Melayu has such beautiful words and elegance to it. I also feel that we've become too used to using English nowadays. If we really want to be like the Japanese, practicing our daily life using our language, the need to really be good in English is important. So that people outside wouldn't say that we are all trying to give excuse. That we are actually bad in English and that is the reason why we want to speak in Bahasa instead. 
As for the South Korean people, their government actually spent a lot in English education. They even hire English teachers from English speaking countries, for example Canada. These teachers are hired to start teaching English in schools and kindergartens. To say it simply, they do learn English and understand it as well. The problem there is, the teaching there is more exam oriented that they feel a little uncomfortable speaking it.

That is why I really think learning Math and Science in English is crucial. Not only because the scientific terms are more associated with English, but the usage will also help to boost students' English vocabulary and confidence in using it. I don't think excuses like "..using English in Math and Science makes the students becomes unfamiliar with Bahasa Melayu." is legit enough. Even by teaching Math and Science in English, students still use Bahasa in learning other subjects like Geography, History, Pendidikan Islam etc

The reason why I emphasize the need to restore Math and Science teachings in English is not because I'm pro English. As a matter of fact, Bahasa Melayu and Sejarah are my most favourite subject until now (and I really don't fancy Add Math and Physics). My Bahasa Melayu teachers in high school has given me such a good impression that makes me misses their teachings once in awhile. What could be better than writing 'karangan' and learning 'komsas and novel'? And 'debat Bahasa Melayu' is still my favourite thing. I used to finish the novels we were supposed to learn in the first week of each school year. What I'm trying to say here, sometimes what you need to do might be contradicting with your own passion and opinion. But if its actually for the better good, I don't see why it have to be such an issue.

Now let us see this from another angle which is my real life.

Up until Form 3, I still have problem in reading some English novels or trying to catch the words in English songs or even during watching movies. I need subtitles for movies and I merely listened to songs just because I like the music arrangements. But now, I rather watch English movies or series without subtitles because it's fun and challenging. My parent doesn't practice speaking English at home at all. My dad is more passionate in using Bahasa Melayu than anyone I know in my family. He used to say (in Malay of course) "..you can learn English and be good at it, but in my home, I want to hear you speak in Bahasa Melayu". My late grandfather practice Silat and he used to write Malay songs as hobby. One of his famous composition is the song popularized by Anita Sarawak, Lodeh Mak Lodeh. What I'm trying is I was brought up by my closest family to love my roots, I grew up singing along to Malay songs, and my love in learning Bahasa Melayu enabled me to be a part Pesta Pantun Perak competition when I was in MRSM. But I never use that excuse to not want learn English because I don't like it or because it's out of my league.

Now, I'm majoring in Data Communication and Networking in UiTM. While my most favourite subject is Sejarah (which is more related to Law course), my course is far too different from it. What I learned till now are mostly related to technical things which is my Achilles heels (remember how I mentioned that Maths and Physics are my weakest subject?). I struggle almost everyday in lectures because the technical terms are just overwhelming. Thankfully, I already have a good grasp of English language. It helps a lot when it comes to reading all those thick geeky books in the library.

This is why I feel, learning Mathematics and Science in English in school has far more benefits and has nothing to do with us keeping close to our roots and mother tongue.

Lastly, I would like to emphasize again. I am in no way an expert or in any way saying that you have to agree to everything I say. I'm writing this as a normal 22 years old university student, who enjoys almost the same thing as people of my age. I love Super Junior (read: obsessed) and a hardcore Harry Potter fan, I love reading novels and I get nagged by my parents when my grades drops. I share crazy stories with my best friends and talk about our crushes. I am in no way above average or genius. I fight with my brothers a lot and I get sad and depressed at times. I've lived my life similarly like most of Malaysian youngsters,teenagers and young adults facing things most people my age would.

 I've faced the same conflicts and problem and share the same unending worries about my future. If anything, I think at least my opinion is legit enough to represents some of the thoughts the people my age have. Because truthfully we all have started to get a little too tired with all the political dramas that as been going on. And all we could see is pure hatred and nothing good coming out of it. We might be the future, but if the past and present that is shaping us keep making an unacceptable mould, we would turn out exactly like what we have been taught about.

I wrote this in English to show you one more fact. Even with me agreeing with learning Science and Math in English,I bet you could see that I still make tons of grammatical error, and wrong sentence structuring in my writing. I could never imagine how bad I would be if I haven't been exposed to English since early age. I might struggle even more when I took MUET for university and I probably won't have the same confidence to interact with my long distance friends on internet. Thanks to English, I've met many wonderful people that shares same passion with me even though some of us live halfway across the globe from each other.

And please, make a firm decision, cause I hate to see my little brother struggling with all these changes, changing back and forth between learning in Malay and English while all I can do is watch. I can't even help him because I learned all the terms in English, and I have no idea what are those Mathematical terms in Malay actually stands for. That is quite frustrating.

 Students are not your experiment target. At least have some respect towards them as you would to people your age. And seriously, can't you stop fighting like cats and dogs over every issue? (Yes, I'm talking about Malaysian politicians) All I learned from you guys all these times are vulgar terms, back stabbing and all of those things in between. 

Even through my inexperienced eyes, I could see that most of you politicians (left or right) wanted comfort and success for yourselves and to show your opinion are the best and that you're always right. I don't even want to touch on what I saw and read during the last General Election. I'm pretty sure there will be people who will think who I am to write all these when I'm nothing yet in life? I would tell you something, there is no one and no body in this world should be treated like that, because we usually learn things at the most unexpected place. I don't want to be rude and thoughtless, but to act superior just because you're experienced is not a proper way to be a good role model.

That's all and thank you for reading my long rants. 






Naked Temptation



" Naked3 is coming! It features 12 never-before-seen (and insanely gorgeous!) ROSE-hued neutrals."

Oh baby, come to mommy!!!
I don't think I can resist this time. You'll be mine!

November 07, 2013

Skype Ad: Reminds Us How Happy & Lucky We Are Sometimes


"Meet Sarah and Paige. They've been best friends since they were 8 years old. For years, they've shared everything over Skype. But the crazy part is they've never met in person. Until now."

This is just so heartwarming. My heart flutters when the two met.
 It's such an inspiration.

November 04, 2013

Good Morning

cr: reius

I am happy.

I think I really am. But then I get sad.
 And sometimes I overwhelms me how sad I can get.


October 30, 2013

Itching to Post

cr: fenrna

Hey Peeps, I actually feel so bored right now that I copy this random tag off tumblr to answer. Lol
So here I go:

1: Name five celebrity crushes and five fictional character crushes

Five Celebrity Crushes:
Cho Kyuhyun
Moon Joowon
Jennifer Lawrence
Robert Downey Jr.
Cho Kyuhyun

*yes, i put kyuhyun's name twice*

Five Fictional Character Crushes:
Jellal Fernandes (Fairy Tail)
Dimitri Belikov (Vampire Academy)
Archer Cross (Hex Hall)
Four (Divergent)
Vincent Pierre Henri Delacroix (Revenant) 


2: Are you as your star sign suggests? 

As much as I want to deny it. Yes.

3: DC or Marvel?

Marvel (Read: Tony Stark)

5: Five songs to soundtrack your life?

Just five?? Too little!

6: What is the one food you could eat dayly?

Milk

7: How do you take your tea?

With cups. Lol (I know)


8: Use this space to thank one of the following (or all of them): Your mother, your father, your sibling, your pet, your best friend or whomever you wish!

:)


9: When was the last time you cried from joy?

 I don't remember. Seriously


10: What’s next on your reading list?

Divergent Third Installment, Allegiant


11: Grab your favorite book! Flip to page 123, type line 12!

"..plan. I walk to the archery station. Oh, the weapons! ..."
- The Hunger Games-


October 24, 2013

SCARY!


cr: jeanise1

It's so scary these days, monsters are everywhere--and no, i'm not talking about the Halloween.

Today, I saw an article about a shooting in the newspaper.
A woman is dead, shot in the head, by the security officer of the bank she worked at.
Few weeks(?) ago, news about people getting shot because of grudge started to be heard
And then, article about random stabbing started to afloat on social media.

I don't feel safe anymore.
And I believe the ladies out there are feeling the same.

How can we work, or go to class in peace when such brutality starts to show up around us? Sure, some might think that the victim won't be them. But what if you are the victim? 

Not everyone has the luxury to go back and forth from work without exposing themselves to possible danger. Even walking home from the bus stop, or LRT station could possibly life threatening these days. All we can do is hope and pray that it wouldn't be us-- and just try to be brave. Or in my case (and most of us I believe), faking bravery.

I won't even leave home without an umbrella in hand. I rather walk 20 minutes using long route, compared to  5 minutes using shortcut. I rather stay for hours in McDonald or KFC, waiting for the office hour to end so that my dad could pick me up at the station rather than walking home by myself.

These are sacrifices, not only me, but many ladies out there need to and usually make to make sure we feel safe everyday. Because these kind of sacrifices could be the only way to keep us alive. Although some might say it's just a small one compared our safety, but try living like us. Maybe these killing spree would end soon, but that doesn't the threats on us will.

Rapers, Molesters, Robbers, Kidnappers.
Just name it.

I just hope, something could be done so we could feel less scared and comforted.

Even small changes like the "Ladies Coach" for trains mean a lot to us.

We might not live in a war country. 
But  that doesn't mean we're completely safe

Because even within a peaceful land, there will always be a dark hand.




October 23, 2013

September/October Favorite Playlists ❤


Hello guys!

As usual, I feel bad when I didn't pay much attention on my blog. To be honest, I don't really have anything special going on in my life worth writing for. These days are filled with me juggling with studies and helping around at home. Since I stayed at home and commute to Shah Alam everyday. I usually get tired and find myself not wanting to go out on weekend.

But on the bright side, commuting to Shah Alam by bus really make me listen to musics a lot. I find myself to look for good songs more often now.

So I decided to make a list of  my favorite song these days.

And oh! Don't expect it all to be new songs. To be honest, I'm a such a softie for old songs too. And I love slow, ballad, melancholic type more than dance. My friends who don't know me well won't believe it at first. They thought since I love KPOP, I only listen to dance songs. 

NO NO NO..

My craze over 'jiwang' songs started way back. My aunt told me once, when I was about 4-5 years old I used to memorize all of Ziana Zain / Fauziah Latif / Slam songs. 

So here are my top favorites for these past two months. Some are old songs that I've always liked but come to like even more now. Most of them are OST from Korean drama that I've watched. Seriously, Korean drama, and Japanese animes makes the best OST-- or at least to me ;)

(Not in order)

1. Tish Hinojosa - Donde Voy
2. Yoon Mirae - Touch Love (Master's Sun OST)
3. Kyuhyun - Hope is a Dream That Never Sleep (Kim Tak Gu OST)
4. Joowon - My Love (Kim Tak Gu OST)
5. One Republic - Counting Stars
6. Hyorin - Driving Me Crazy (Master's Sun OST)
7. Real Paradise - Kaze Oke No Ballad ( Nodame Cantabille OST)
8. 4 Non Blondies - What's Up 
9. Yoon Mi Rae, Drunken Tiger, Bizzy - The Cure
10. Katy Perry - Roar
11. Demi Lovato - Made in USA
12. Vampire Weekend - Hannah Hunt

Well, that's all I guess. You can say my taste in musics is kind of different than most people.
But still, I hope some of you will like it ;)