April 29, 2017
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I am a huge anime fan, especially when they are sentimental as heck. I used to hate it when people called me 'too emotional' or 'overly emphatic' but maturity has led me to the door of acceptance ❤ and I am not being denial about it anymore; in fact, I am kinda proud that I am very keen towards emotional changes in people. My philosophy in life these days is to treat others with kindness and understanding because no matter how high your status are in life, it'll do nothing in reflecting your life value as a human being if you lead it without a good heart. Anyway, my point is, I just love stories that teach good moral ethics to its viewers because it'll help them think, reflect and relate to the good values in it.
April 27, 2017
Lately, I noticed that I've started to feel ache all over my body. I don't know if it's the age factor or it's because of the lack of movement in office, or because of both, I keep on feeling sore in different areas especially around my back and my neck. I wonder if my office's IKEA chair is not ergonomic enough too. LOL. Anyway, putting that aside, I needed to find a quick relief because it can get pretty uncomfortable sometimes, especially at 'that time of the month'.
April 16, 2017
I have this love-hate relationship with feminine shaving/trimming products. With a pretty sensitive skin, I always ended up getting irritation when using said items; be it a shaving cream or a shaving blade/device. I always need to opt for products that are made to cater for people with extra sensitive skin instead, and being extra also means extra budget needed to purchase them every time! Honestly, it was one of my biggest concern when it comes to personal care. It's just too expensive and those shaving cream ran out pretty fast too.
March 29, 2017
Recently, I realised that my feet and heels area keeps on becoming so dry and started to crack more seriously than usual. Well, I would have to blame it on my not-so-comfortable sandal that I've been wearing lately, so everything is on me. It reached the point of turning so bad that I had to try different approaches to fix it. After several experiments and testing, thankfully it is getting better. Knowing that there might be others who is facing the same issue, I wanted to share some of the tips and tricks that I have.
March 27, 2017
If you and I are close enough, you would know that there are three major things that I'm really crazy about and wouldn't trade for anything; Super Junior, Harry Potter and Sailor Moon. I have less control over my impulse when it comes to these three. Sailor Moon for instance always reminds me of my childhood, Harry Potter of my teenager days while I fell in love with Super Junior as soon as I finished high school. They kinda represent my youth and even until now, I just love and can't get over them. Some might call me childish, immature, and that it's just a waste of time but I don't care anymore. I used to be extra conscious about what people say but nowadays, I've just decided to embrace the things that I love. I am good at that and I plan to keep on doing it.
March 25, 2017
Finally, I'm sitting down to share about my trip to Seoul, South Korea last year. I know some of you have been requesting about this ever since I came back, I'm sorry to make you wait! #guiltyascharged. Anyway, it was a pretty last minute trip and I only get to stay there for 5 days 4 nights. Some people might say it was long enough of a visit but for me who has been dreaming of going to Korea since forever, it was a really short one.
March 23, 2017
I received a PR package from Mentholatum awhile ago (actually it was around the end of last year) containing two of their newest sun protection products which are the Sunplay Sport UV Sunscreen and the Sunplay Sport UV Mist. They are formulated exclusively for sports activities; both wet and dry. As you may know, I'm not exactly the sporty type. #chubsalert Since I'm probably 99% not a sports person but once in awhile on a very rare occasion, I do participate in some sweaty activities under the sun. For example; going to the beach. Since these products are formulated with the Wet Skin Technology, you will be able to enjoy the most intense sport with maximum sun protection
March 21, 2017
One of the perks of working in my office is that each team got monthly funds which we can use to do group activities to strengthen our bonds and improve our team work; we call it the 'team bonding'. Sometimes, we went for an eating adventure (eg: trying out fine Indian cuisine at Malgudi) because everyone in the team is major foodies and on some other times, we would opt for longer activities like going for a 2 Days 1 Night stay-cation together. The planner/mastermind behind these trips is usually our boss/mamasan +Tammy Lim and she never fails to impress us every time. Seriously, she is one of the best people I know at the art of deals-hunting. I never knew that I could go to such gorgeous places with a minimum budget!
March 17, 2017
I know that it's been months since I came back from my trip to Korea and also months since I promised to do a write-up about my 5 days itinerary there. See, Anis is not Anis if she doesn't procrastinate. I should have started working on the topic now rather than mumbling nonsense here but I haven't actually finish outlining the content of that itinerary post. To make it up, I'm going to share about something as important as the travel plan; it's about finding halal foods.
March 15, 2017
I'm back to share more about masks. Honestly, the number of mask sheets that I have in my stash is overwhelming but I can't seem to stop myself from getting more of them. It's like an addiction; but since they are good for my skin, why not right? We always put on face masks in the office too, so it is not like I'm just leaving them to lie around without use. *giggles*
March 13, 2017
While having a pretty wide knowledge on Korean beauty trends, I realised that I rarely venture into their neighbouring country, Japan's makeup style. Also well loved by many ladies all over the world, some of the things that I know about Japanese beauty products based on my little experience with them is that they prefer a more simple and natural daily look over a too much-polished outcome. With rawer and more 'human' feel is the kind of makeup that I always see gracing Japanese themed magazine.
March 12, 2017
I wonder where did my resolution flies off too after I 'grandiosely' announce that I wanted to clear off all pending reviews as soon as possible? Same old Anis but hey, I'm back again trying to continue where I left off. Being a K-beauty addict, I'm all aware about how easy we can find really great Korean cosmetics products that won't punch a hole through our pocket. Yet, whenever I discover new products, I can't help myself from being blown away over and over again. It actually took me a bit to decide which product should I write about first but since I've been so obsessed with lips products lately, it's time to tell the world about this babies from 7Hara.
March 11, 2017
Indian food. Sigh who doesn't like Indian food? I mean, maybe not everyone but as a Malaysian, I think that we've grown enough with Indian foods all around us that the probability of not liking their cuisine is pretty low. Regardless of race, everyone loves a good teh tarik time at Mamak or even a scrumptious hand feed banana leaf meal. Don't even get me started with the huge variety of naan, paratha, and etc. The choices are endless and honestly, I can't imagine the world without them.
And that is why these past few days have been really hard. LOL
March 09, 2017
When taking in any supplements, the first thing I would check after the price tag (I'm living the budget life haha) is if it's health board certified; especially from the KKM (Kementerian Kesihatan Malaysia). With the booming of endless beauty and health supplements, we can see countless business ads on Facebook pages and groups trying to promote their product. Although the varieties always give us choices, I wish more public are aware of how dangerous it is to take uncertified medications or supplements. Not all ingredients are safe. We don't know if the brand actually spent the time to make a proper research on products, or they just buy something that is already available to purchase in bulk, repack them and slap a label on the bottle with a brand name of their own.
March 07, 2017
I'm back with my 'How to Introvert Like A Pro' series. I guess I haven't changed much from two years ago since I'm still comfortable shopping for stuff at the comfort of my own room. If last time I talked about how easy it is to buy your groceries without going out, this time I'm gonna share with you on how I shop for clothing! Seriously, with the booming of Muslimah fashion in Malaysia and the evolution of hijab trends, it'll be very hard to keep up with the flow if you don't have the 'knows hows' yet.
March 02, 2017
Churro (plural Churros) is a deep fried dough pastry that has been gaining a lot of popularity in Malaysia lately. Its origin country is unclear (according to Wikipedia) but personally, I first found out about this delicious snack from a Korean TV show a few years back. Being a total food lover, of course, it made me want to try it. Unfortunately, it was pretty hard to find a decent cafe/stall that sells it at an affordable price (basing on my poor university student status) in Malaysia at that time. In the end, I sort of just give up looking for it. Time passed and the Hallyu wave grows bigger. After awhile, I started to see a lot of popular Korean food franchises that I've only seen on TV before announcing their arrival in Malaysia. Guess how ecstatic I was at that time? That's when I started to see some churros stalls popping up in shopping malls and I finally get to try the Churros I've been craving for.
February 28, 2017
This is pretty late but I have some story to share from last fasting month. We all know that Ramadhan can be tricky. Muslim fast to understand the suffering of the less fortunate people while helping to cleanse our body and make it healthier, but sometimes that can be very hard to achieve due to the bazaar popping up everywhere. I mean Malaysia is undeniably a food heaven and we have been confirming the fact over and over again!
February 25, 2017
One of the best thing about being a Malaysian is the opportunity to experience the cultural diversity we have in this country; be it foods, traditions or languages. It's these things that makes Malaysia so colourful and interesting in our own unique way. If we just can fully embrace the differences that we we have, I bet this world would be a better place to live in. I have always been interested in culture and history, so when I was invited by the InterContinental Hotel, Kuala Lumpur (last year actually but I totally forgot to share about this one, sigh) to attend and experience a mock Chinese wedding and dining ceremony, it didn't take me long to say yes.
February 10, 2017
I am finally flying off to the land I have been wanting to step my feet on since for like; forever. Seoul, South Korea. I am not believing it. Not now, not yet.
January 25, 2017
Awkward looking but you'll get pass that.
"The future is now," said my colleague Sydney when I told her about my recent gaming experience at one of VR Lab outlet located in SS2, Petaling Jaya. I still vividly remember how my younger self used to imagine a far-in-the-future world where virtual reality is possible and commercially accessible for normal people to use. All those sci-fi films made me wonder how great it would be to experience something thats even better than the traditional flat screen 2D entertainment world that we are already used to. Little that I know at that time that my imagination would turn into a reality way faster than I initially thought it would be and that I am lucky enough to be experiencing it in my youth.
January 20, 2017
Not long after my first 'rendezvous' at the Pablo Cheese tart's first Malaysia outlet in 1 Utama Shopping Mall, I was invited there once more. This time, it was to taste test their special flavoured cheese tarts which was not yet available during the first launching.
One of my new year resolutions is to start reviewing all the beauty products that I have been using but never got the chance to write about last year. My shopping habit in 2016 has totally changed from how it used to be (read: ex-Sephora serial shopper). These days, rather than shopping at the counters, I realised that I've been doing online shopping a lot more instead; and working at Althea kind of made it worse HAHA. That is why, a majority of the products I have been wanting to write about were purchased from Althea (I always fail to resist the temptation just like others LOL). Knowing that there are tonnes of new K-beauty brands to discover excites me; thus, the unstoppable spending! My vanity drawer is kind of filled up to the brim right now, so I've been putting myself on a shopping ban. Does anyone relate to this?!
January 03, 2017
I love discovering new brands, especially ones with stories and Jerlynn'L is a local brand that fits perfectly in that category. Established by a father who wants to give the best for his children, Jerlynn'L provides a range of products that are formulated to suit children's delicate skin by using natural & earth-sourced ingredients. Needless to say, this means that the products from this brand will definitely cater to adults with sensitive skin too. In this post, I'm going to share my thoughts on four products from Jerlynn'L that I have been trying for the past month.