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Tuesday, 15 March 2022

MURAD Power Pairs Serum with Sunblock

March 15, 2022 0

Have you guys heard of MURAD? If not let me give a quick intro, in 1989, Dr Howard Murad a dermatologist and pharmacist founded Murad, Inc. the first modern doctor brand of clinical skincare products. Hence for over 30yrs they have been developing the next-generation dark spots solution based on a patented technology to minimize the look of dark spots you see.


Which brings me to the product I wanted to share with you today. The Rapid Dark Spot Correcting Serum for pigmentation and dark spot correcting. Especially for women above 25, your skin is rapidly aging from age 20 onwards so its important to have a good skin care routine in hand.



So I tried going to a random korean saloon lately for their free trial treatment and it was some kind of machine used to lighten my blemishes and pigments on my face however to go back again is a hassle and a hefty sum for me, plus in just a week whatever effect that machine did faded and my skin went back to normal, it was experimental for my anyways because I already had my natural solution that works. And that's when I came across this brand and just thought lets see how this brand compares to the one I am using. And I will say it is pretty okay especially for the price of it.


See, this Rapid Dark Spot Correcting Serum has a hydroquinone-free intensive serum that promotes cell's turnover for even brighter skin. At first usage it was tingling on my skin. So I used it on one blemish spot on my skin instead to test out the 14 days and see what changes.

Rapidly reduces pigments without seeing the doctor, means no need to go for saloons too.


Apart from this Serum, it is best to pair with a sunblock and I tested this together with the City Skin Age Defense Broad Spectrum SPF50 PA++++ as it is a matte type of solution that leaves the skin with no shiny surface and protects from UV light.


I will say, just see at the before after 14 days. Pretty good if you want a quick solution for your pigments and dark spots. If you have any questions to ask about this product on my experience using it, feel free to get in touch with me anytime.

You can also shop at www.murad.com.my or at any of their Exclusive Facial stores

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Thursday, 10 March 2022

Berbuka Puasa This Ramadhan at Zebra Square KL

March 10, 2022 0

For the very first time, Zebra Square will be opening its doors to Ramadhan for a special berbuka puasa package. My first as well attending as I was surprised that they had this event upcoming, Zebra Square is a well-known event place in the hearts of Kuala Lumpur that many would have heard of or atleast came before once.

The venue may seemed discreet at the side of the busy highway but rest assured inside it can house up to 250 parking spots and the Ramadhan buffet package is pretty affordable too. The food variety is also aplenty! I have so many photos to show you but my phone crashed and I am only left with few photos instead, also special credits to Zebra Square KL Facebook page and to my blogger friend WendyPua.com who shared some photos we had together during this event.


However, thankfully we were there with a group of talented bloggers all across town and it was like reunion for us as my heart felt the warmth and joy when I met some familiar faces as it has been so so so long since we last saw each other. I bet this feeling will be surely met by you when you come and celebrate and break fast the holy month of Ramadhan together with your family, friends and loved ones.


The food variety here is truly authentic and I love how the venue and atmosphere bring up the entire place. It feels like home, cosy and serene. My favourite is the kambing for sure and the satay was a great hit! The meat was thick, juicy and fresh, not frozen. My favourite is the "masak lemak" dishes. I always look forward to this! I've been even craving for it lately and finally got my craving fixed!


It's a place that I will encourage you to make a booking in advance and bring your kids too. It's not too crowded even when all the tables were full that day, it doesn't feel like there's alot of people and there were enough food and beverages to go around. Very colourful dessert table with the different kuih muih delicacies too!


Truly a place that won't disappoint you and your family and friends. A great place to hang out with proper SOP practice in place and with amazing food to beat!~


I literally went 2 to 3 rounds of servings on my platter. The lamb is super delicious and the satay is really juicy and thick and even writing about this now is making my saliva drool! I miss the satay already! I literally tried all the different offerings here for Ramadhan Buffet and I love every single one of it! 

Check out Zebra Square KL, you will surely enjoy it!
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Wednesday, 16 February 2022

Brunch at Ru Yu Xuan Local Flavours, Klang

February 16, 2022 0
It's boxing day today! So we got up early to head out for maaaakaaaaaannn! We've always wanted to explore Klang side but we're abit clueless where to get nice food in Klang. Really need someone local to recommend!
So am grateful that I came over to Ru Yu Xuan Local Flavours at Klang, to get our quick fix of yummy breakfast that also can be our lunch. Brunch it is!
If I'm in Klang or if anyone were to ask me where to dine in, in Klang; I'd surely suggest this hidden gem! 

Parking was also okay, but I can foresee that it can get crowded too! Because it may not seem like it outside but inside it was almost packed! 

I super love the authentic flavours of the curry with bun. Even with the sweet condensed milk, it made my kids excited over this simple delicacy.

If you are looking for ol' skool half boiled eggs, this is definitely the place to be! 
Just look at the perfect runny eggs! This is quality served hot and fresh!

One must not miss an Asian allhtimehfavourite, Nasi Lemak! It may seem simple but the rice is fragrant, served fresh and warm/hot. The sambal is super delicious! I don't eat spicy or chilli, I am the type who will just leave the sambal untouched. But this one is exceptional!

This is the fried rice that I will also recommend because it is flavourful and fluffy enough that my kids asked for more. It's not dry and goes well with the meat and the egg, even the veggie is acar-acar mixed. Loving the unique flavours of this dish!

This is my favourite! I found out that this prawn crackers is homemade and the recipe is from the owner's family hometown. This was served piping hot! Crunchy, flavorful, fragrant and generous in its ingredients! A must have!

I rarely highlight drinks here but the meals were flavorful, delicious and all entire origin from a homemade recipe of this beautiful family that I just met. And of course, you can't have a good meal without a good beverage to pair with your meals. The drinks here is super kao "9", means superb. Very pure very rich and you will never forget it's flavours and will want to come back again.

Pls do go visit them because you will surely not regret! They also have local traditional Kueh that you will also appreciate!

Visit Ru Yu Xuan Local Flavours at Klang today. Just Waze or Google them la.
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Friday, 21 January 2022

Grand Opening of LaLaport Bukit Bintang KL

January 21, 2022 0
A place where you should drop by to visit. LaLaport Mall at Bukit Bintang KL is now open to the public. The Grand launch in January before Chinese New Year 2022, was held at the WOW plaza and I was WOW-ed at the entrance! 
However, stepping into the mall, many will realize the calmness and the warmth inside that it is very serene and feels good. Another reason why I am sharing how I feel inside is because I am an empath and I am highly intuitive, basically I have 6th sense and because here, it is clear. So rest assured. Because many Malaysians will know this place is actually where the historical Pudu jail stands. 
However now this place will house this beautiful futuristic Japan mall, a serviced residence and office lots as well. Although I must say, not many shops are open yet, but many up and coming tenants to look forward to once it is fully opened up. I did manage to capture most of the outlets that has already opened during the Grand Launch.
I went there again couple of day back with my family, brought my kids over and they loved it there. Even though not many opened yet but it was spacious and bright. The rooftop is a place I look forward to because Coo & Riku the largest cat cafe from Japan is opening soon. And the Garden dining area at rooftop, although not many stalls are open yet but the seating area is aplenty and all designed like a picnic area for families or big groups.
The F&B area at LG1 on the other hand has lesser seating areas compared to upstairs rooftop (I think it's the 4th floor) but it's a good place for quick bites on the go. But there's lots of variety of F&B downstairs to check it out. Jaya Grocer is also opened downstairs.
Being a mall from Japan, there's also a few Japanese concept tenants in the building you wouldn't want to miss. There's Nojima, brought in by Courts, that provides all the electronics and gadgets in today's technology for home and personal or office use. 
And also there's Nitori, a place where you can improvise and redecorate your household surroundings. 
I will say all in all, a decent place to be at if you are tired of the malls in Klang valley, this mall will give you a fresher take. Because of the way it is built and it's interiors and brightness. I like how they play with the LED lightings too.
There's even a grand staircase outside that lights up and animates to the music being played.
Do visit LaLaport for yourself to experience a new shopping experience. 
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Sunday, 19 December 2021

Christmas Gifts Shopping Spree at AEON Malaysia

December 19, 2021 0

 It's the special time of the year again and it is merry, bright and cheer with Christmas this year! This year's Christmas special I will be featuring AEON stores nationwide because they are my life saviour! It was due to a last minute decision and I selected a few Christmas Wish List from my organization of letters from children in several orphanages in Kuala Lumpur from ages 1 year to 11 years requesting for toys, sports equipment, soft toys and a variety of sorts and I wonder, where to get them?


So if you happen to be like me in a hurry to finish your Christmas shopping, then fret not! Because AEON actually has a "12 Gifts of Christmas" festive countdown that showcases a variety of gifts that is suitable for the entire family! And that's not all! The pricing are super affordable some even way below RM100!


Worry-no-more, as AEON is your one-stop last-minute shopping destination and here are also some guidance and an idea that you can make your shopping for gifts this season even more easier!


For Children : 

If it's a girl, a stylish, cool, or practical present that your younger sister, daughter, niece, or friend's toddler would enjoy may seem like a daunting chore. Worry not, since AEON has you covered with hard-to-pass-up toy brands like Barbie, Aquabeds, Baby Alive, and Licca and many more!

What about a boy? They say boys will be boys. What excites boys more than thrilling fun and adventures? Perhaps some cars too – if that is a yes, Hotwheels, Wan Lee Boy Toys and Thomas & Friends will ring a bell in your mind! Come over to AEON and get your sporting gears, and also some cool toys/ games such as LEGO, Hasbro, Gundam, Beyblade, Nerf and Jurassic Park - all starting at RM50++ only.


For the Adult :

For Her - Please take note that women and fashion are inseparable – well, beauty comes first! Pamper your woman with a skincare regimen package from SK-II, Laneige, Shiseido, or KOSE' and watch how it makes her day. Not only that, with AEON's exclusive on-going promotion, you may shower your woman with irresistible scents from Burberry, Dolce & Gabbana, Tiffany & Co, and many more brands.

For Him - Nothing defines a man better than classic old leather. Consider getting him a good wallet, bag or belt made of top-notch quality leather from Obermain & Alain Delon or even good pair of shoes from Crocodile and Larrie. Not a man with eye for fashion? No problem! Gift him good Men’s collection watches from Caterpillar, Alto or even Polo Club Britannia, which is available up to 50% discount at AEON.


Visit any AEON store nationwide for ongoing promotion and extended New Year's specials until 2 January 2022 for the ultimate variety for the entire family, including toys, shoes, handbags, perfumes, electrical gadgets, and home fashion all under one roof.


For more information regarding the ongoing promotions and deals, please visit:

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Thursday, 25 November 2021

Tobacco Harm Reduction Alternatives

November 25, 2021 0

If you or you know someone who is a smoker, then I am sure this article can help you or your loved one. Because today I wanted to bring this topic into awareness; the "Tobacco Harm Reduction (THR)" and what are some of the things that we should know of and also the less harmful alternatives that smokers can look into.

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I used to be a smoker before when I was in my teenager years on-going to entering the big big world of adulthood and work-life. I was basically curious why people smoke and it got me intrigued to try it out. I will say influence plays a huge role here and that is why I am here to influence you to reduce or quit smoking altogether. Because I was only a social smoker, I smoke just to fit in to the crowd, I smoke to fit in with the group or mix with certain groups. I even had to smoke just to bond and communicate with some of my teammates that I was managing. And it was not something that I enjoy honestly. I did it to fit into the social circle and it was bad, for my health literally.

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You may think it is cool but actually you are harming not only yourself but the people around you. That's why when I met my husband, I am grateful that he didn't smoke and I was able to quit altogether because of him, because I didn't need to smoke at all thereafter. That's why I firmly believe the 5 people you mix with today are the average of your outcome today. Just look around you and see who are your current circle of friends you liaise with daily and their habits and you will see somewhat a reflection of some in your own habits.

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However, you can be the change in others by changing yourself first. That is why when you make a firm and informed decision to change the way you live your life, not only you benefit but, because of your little action, it can affect good little changes amongst the people around you watching you, following you, learning from you and copying you (consciously and subconsciously). So let's get down to the topic!

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Tobacco! Do you even know what is this? I don't, but when I started smoking, I know it will damage my health and my organs. Some say, take a deep breath in and you will feel the difference. Some love that feeling, some that's the feeling of damage happening silently. Some just take puffs and blow it all out thinking that it is more healthier or less damaging but, have you even heard of secondhand smokers or even third hand smokers? Second Hand are those that literally can see and smell the smoke you just puffed out, even if they aren't smoking. That's why if you smoke around people, those people will become secondhand smokers involuntarily. Third Hand smokers on the other hand are your loved ones waiting for you at home. They will get it directly from you because the smoke is already all over your skin, hair, body, breath and your clothes, even in your vehicle. Basically, that's how your entire family that lives with you, young or old, becomes third hand smokers involuntarily. 

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Sounds scary right? But it's true. I went through over the years hearing news and information of this to be well-informed of my decisions to quit this because it wasn't enjoyable to me. Did I even mention the cost of the cigarettes? You could save them up for a proper House or Car or even a better healthcare solution. That's why it is important for you to know what is Tobacco, what is Nicotine, what is Tar?


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If Tar is an ingredient in the cigarette and tar is also an ingredient used to build road pavements, what am I building inside my body when I smoke these tar-cigarettes? Imagine it. 


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Let me share a personal story of mine, I know someone who had lung cancer, spent thousands and suffered through treatments and eventually thought he was almost recovered but the cancer came back in vengeance and he went into relapse until he passed on shortly after just a couple of days. This was like 10 over years ago, this person I know of loves to drink and smoke everyday! He can literally smoke more than 3 packets of cigarettes a day and he just smells cigarettes all day. Another one story of mine is from a friend, her husband was a chain smoker and she wanted him to stop. He dutifully tried but it was hard back then, he immediately stop his chain smoking but it was bad, he was already addicted to it. He started getting chills and he was have runny nose and it was so bad that his hand will shake and shiver unless he gets his daily puff. Why do I share these 2 stories with you is not to encourage you to continue but because it was because of so many individuals and so many years of research that many has gone through and passed on that today, we should be grateful that no matter what happened, it was for a good reason. Thanks to them and so many people out there finding ways for all of those who have been trying to quit smoking to live healthier without suffering the addiction of the non-smoking effects; Harm Awareness Association (HAA) is the forefront of reducing harm in every aspect in life, which I am featuring in this post today on Tobacco Harm Reduction (THR).

So now we know that burning a cigarette is super harmful to everyone. What can we do to gradually reduce this and eventually stop? How can this post help you as a smoker or someone you know?

References : https://adf.org.au/drug-facts/nicotine/
https://www.thestar.com.my/news/nation/2009/05/31/4000-chemicals-in-cigarettes
https://www.cancer.ie/cancer-information-and-support/cancer-prevention/smoking/whats-in-a-cigarette
https://www.lung.org/quit-smoking/smoking-facts/whats-in-a-cigarette
https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/215420#1
https://www.lung.org/research/sotc/by-the-numbers/10-worst-diseases-smoking-causes
https://www.cdc.gov/tobacco/data_statistics/fact_sheets/health_effects/effects_cig_smoking/index.htm 

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Here's a few alternatives that one can opt for a replacement to cigarettes but it’s important to note that while these products are not risk-free, they do however contain significantly lower levels of toxicants, thus, reducing harm to the human body.


1. E-Cigarettes

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Examples: Vape, vape pens, e-hookah, e-pipe, e-cigars and many more. 

What is it: A battery-operated device that does not contain tobacco. Instead, it works by heating an e-liquid to emit a vaporized solution upon inhalation to simulate tobacco smoking (but with relatively less harmful vapor!). The e-liquid typically contains a mixture of chemicals, artificial flavourings, and nicotine. However, options for non-nicotine e-cigarettes are also available.

I know of some who took this and eventually choose sweet flavourings and gotten used to it until they opted for similar flavoured sweets/candies as substitutes and eventually quit vaping altogether.



2. Heated Tobacco Products (HTPs)

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Examples: IQOS, Ploom TECH, PAX, Glo and many more. 

What is it: HTPs are devices that employ battery-powered heating systems to heat tobacco to produce nicotine. Unlike cigarettes, HTPs do not burn tobacco, but as its name implies, heats it before allowing it to reach its combustion point.

I know of some who took this and eventually choose sweet flavourings and gotten used to it until they opted for similar flavoured sweets/candies as substitutes and eventually go quit smoking altogether.


3. Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT)

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Examples: Nicotine infused products such as gum, patches, lozenges, inhalers and more. 

What is it: A commonly used, medically approved method that administers nicotine to a user without the harmful chemicals found in tobacco. NRT comes in many sizes, shapes, and forms, designed to help those who quit smoking - especially those who suffer from severe nicotine withdrawal symptoms. NRTs are widely available at pharmacies. 

I know of some who took this and eventually choose the real gums and lozenges without nicotine as substitutes and eventually quit relying on nicotine's altogether.


4. Smokeless Tobacco

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Examples: Snus, snuff tobacco or chewing tobacco.

What is it: Smokeless tobacco supplies nicotine without the combustion of tobacco and is administered either orally or nasally. As it does not involve the combustion of tobacco, therefore presenting no risks without smoke inhalation, smokeless tobacco is generally considered less harmful than smoking cigarettes - albeit, addictive.

I know of some who took this tobacco nasally and eventually choose the minyak angin instead to sniff and ward off the addiction and eventually quit relying on such snuff tobacco altogether.


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Please note all these alternatives are not to encourage you to keep smoking for life, but when you make an informed decision to switch to these less harmful alternatives, make you have a goal in mind with a clear intention that the reason for the switch is to ultimately lead you to gradually reducing your smoking habits until you can totally quit smoking completely and live a healthier and more prosperous life that you and your loved ones truly deserve!
Reference : https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/quit-smoking/using-e-cigarettes-to-stop-smoking/ 


Having said that, this period of pandemic should be seen as an opportunity to quit smoking. Keep our body clear from harmful substances, as we do not know how bad the virus could affect us even in a healthy state. If that is too challenging, try slowing down on cigarettes and vapes, at least throughout this pandemic. Allow our system to fight infections optimally. Because when all this ends, all we really want is to be able to breathe in fresher air, with no face masks getting in the way… let alone cigarettes.
Reference : https://www.hmetro.com.my/mutakhir/2021/05/712162/merokok-meningkatkan-risiko-dijangkiti-covid-19

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