Wednesday, January 6, 2016

SHANGHAI BOUND

I'm so happy that I made it to Shanghai at the last month of 2015. It was one of the best trip I had in 2015. Or should I say Shanghai is always great. I've been to Shanghai last two years ( 2014 was two years ago already?!?!) for the launch of Alexander Wang X H&M but this time, I went there for Hennessy Artistry Shanghai with my fav bunch of people aka Daphne, Ashley, Brian See and Cherrie, also from team MHD, Cherry, Terrence and Kevin.

Theres so many good stuff to share about this trip! We stayed at the World's Tallest Hotel, Park Hyatt Shanghai. The building itself was amazingggg, the lobby was located at the 87th floor, and breakfast place on the 92nd floor. FACING THE BEST VIEW OF SHANGHAI. 

Basically we had the best hotel, best food and the best party experience ever. We literally did dancing cardio at the clubs we went. Imagine us dancing to music from EDM to Hip Hop to Rap to R&B to Pop to.... almost every genre of music... It was crazyyyy! Especially Brian, he's world class lol.

Thanks to Hennessy,  we get to catch Rita Ora and get to interview her! She's really down to earth and her singing live as the highlight of the night! She even did a mash up of her song "Poison" and Drake's "Hotline Bling" which is super awesome. To be honest I didn't know who are the other singers are but I was really impressed with Lucky J, a group from Korea. Vocals are great and Jessi is really really hot tho. 

Next thing I wanna mention is that I'm so glad that we manage to go Hai Di Lao for supper ! It was totally my idea to add into our itinerary cuz I need to justify how good is it ever since my bf was raving about it the last time he came back from Shanghai. He was right. ITS SO GOOD especially having it on a cold weather. Oh and also a lil time for us to hunt for coffee, at this hidden coffee place called See Saw Cafe. Hipster,

Anyway, here's a photolog of pictures taken during my Shanghai Trip with Hennessy! 


























 



Thank you Hennessy for the amazing trip! Can't wait for party trips!!!!

Monday, January 4, 2016

Gold Coast + Brisbane #FRIENDSHIPGOALS

I remember when I was 7, my parents brought the whole family to Gold Coast for a week long family trip. I don’t really remember much of it, but we definitely had a great time. It’s funny how whenever I ask someone if they ever been to Gold Coast / Queensland, if they do, they mostly went there with their family, when they were young. I guess Gold Coast is a pretty famous destination for a family trip and it will always be.

After my trip to Queensland with the girls ( and ben. ) I can say is actually a very nice place for friends and couples to go too, not just for families. This Queensland trip was out of my expectations! I should say we have the best itinerary, everything was perfectly planned. 

This is a little vlog of our Gold Coast Trip! 


If you’re planning on a Queensland trip, here’s some of the highlights I would recommend:

Sky Point Climb  


I always have a thing for views with tall buildings and architecture. Climbing up to the sky point was exciting! Especially when you made it to the top and look at the view and it’s Gold Coast. You get to see the beautiful beach and also, you might find whales moving at the sea like how we did! 


Hot Air Balloon experience 


I’ve always wanted to go on a hot air balloon ride. We have hot air balloon festivals here in Malaysia but if I’m not wrong, you don’t really get to travel on the hot air balloons but the one I had in Gold Coast, we get to travel from farms to farms. The journey was spectacular. If you are planning for a wedding proposal you might want to consider doing on a hot air balloon! Two couples actually proposal when we were on it!

Sky Diving


I'm really glad that I did my first dive at Gold Coast. Our sky dive plans were cancelled at first due  to the weather but thank god we made it the next day! If you ever want to sky dive, Gold Coast is one of the best place to get your first dive! If you haven thought of it, you should really think about it! You will never regret!

Paradise Jet Boating 


I never know jet boating could be so much fun! Our jet boat pilot did crazy fun stunts. Yes, you might get wet but no one drop into the sea so it's pretty safe. Best part about it, we actually saw dolphins swimming!!!! Lucky us! 

There’s more photos and list of cafes & restaurant at my other blog post : 

You can also read more about our Gold Coast Trip at Daphne's , Ashley's and Natsaw's blog. 

Thanks to AirAsia X, Gold Coast Tourism and Tourism and Events Queensland, we would like to give 3 of you a CHANCE to experience Gold Coast too!!

Leave a comment on my youtube’s channel by telling us why is it your dream to go to Gold Coast!! 3 x lucky winners will win a pair of flight tickets to Gold Coast and a 7-day pass to Dreamworld, SkyPoint and White Water World. 

Contest will end on the15th of Jan, 2015 (Friday), 11:59pm. Any entries after this date, will not be valid. Winner announcement will be on the 20th of January, 2015 (Wednesday) 
*Terms & Conditions applies


Good Luck!

Monday, December 28, 2015

Goodbye Vicky


If you follow my blog long enough, you should probably know who’s my baby Vicky. If you don’t, baby Vicky is actually a car I bought when I was 19. Yes, bought it all by myself at the age of 19 and I was pretty proud of it.

I can still remember the doubt look my mom gave me when I told her I wanted to buy myself a car. I mean I was 19, it’s quite hard to be convinced that I am financially stable to get myself a car cuz the whole “earning through blogging” was pretty new that moment.

I remember eyeing a Mazda 2 and a Suzuki Swift then. Both being hatchback cars and girly in the looks department, I ended up choosing a Mazda 2 and while my mom was attracted to the Mazda 3. In the end, we both decided to buy the Mazda 2 and Mazda 3 together both white colored hatchbacks.


I remember being so excited when I first got my very own car. I could finally drive to everywhere I wanted and not bug my friends to fetch me out anymore. Instead, I even offered to fetch my friends around. It felt so good to have your own car, especially people like me who needs to travel a lot.

As someone who loves spending time with my car, sometimes I will drive just an extra mile just to listen to music.

After purchasing my first car at the age of 19, which was a huge achievement for me, I started to believe the whole law of attraction theory. If you want to achieve something so badly, you got to hold on to it, hold it, feel it, believe it and you’ll eventually get it. If you don’t, it means you don’t really want it as badly as you thought.

Unfortunately, after so many ups and downs like a roller coaster ride in the past 5 years, it’s time for baby Vicky to go. I hope she’ll end up in good hands as I’ve been taking care of her really well.


If you love your ride like I do, remember to service your car on time, send it for a regular wash and of course, use a quality engine oil brand. I personally recommend Shell Helix Ultra with PurePlus Technology – a fully synthetic motor oil made from natural gas without the impurities of normal crude oil that cleans your car engine inside out that keeps my car running at top performance at all times.

No matter what car you drive, show it abit of love by giving it a quality motor oil so that it runs in tip top condition. Nobody wants to experience having a car breakdown in the middle of the road, right?

Check out this cool Infographic below that describes how well Malaysians know their cars:


Although it was a tough decision but I finally decided to let baby Vicky go and buy my dream car. I’ll keep you guessing for that.

Also, here’s an opportunity for you to win an exclusive limited edition Scuderia Ferarri mug from the folks at Shell Malaysia.

All you have to do is to answer this question.

What base oil does Shell Helix Ultra with Pure Plus Technology is using?”

Dont forget to leave me your contact details!

Monday, December 21, 2015

Yonder Music !



Music plays a big part of my life. I’m not sure about you, to me, music is like my Monday morning cup of coffee. I need music to inspire me, to keep me energised. Which is also why I pick my daily music playlist very carefully. You can really tell how I’m feeling by listening to my playlist. 

Thanks to technology, we can now listen to music using all sorts of music app. Today, I’m going to introduce you to a music app that can change your music experience! 

Yonder Music.

Unlike any other music app, Yonder Music is a digital music service that provides users with ad free access to MILLIONS OF SONGS to download, play and share! You must be wondering why. Yonder Music shifts the responsibility for paying digital music from consumers to device manufacturers (who add Yonder Music licenses to their smart devices) and more particularly telcos ( who add Yonder Music licenses to their plans). This increases the market for legal paid music services to user who previously ripped their music. 

Thanks to Yonder Music. We get to enjoy music with no subscription fees, no download charges & no commercials with unlimited access to millions of tracks! This feature is awesome as I believe some of you have experienced music being interrupted when you are in an area that has poor reception and some other streaming services require you to pay a monthly subscription fee to enjoy make music available offline.

There’s Song Steam on Yonder Music Homescreen which acts as the home screen for the user will feed the user with an active list of relevant tracks and playlists based on the user listening behavior and app usage pattern.  What you listen, who you follow, what music you’ve favourited will all help to determine the music recommendation that feeds to you via Songstream.

Also,Social Discovery that syncs users playlists, followers, and social activity automatically in the Yonder Music cloud. About Heavy Hitters, almost every track and almost every artist has its own Leaerboard of Heavy Hitters that they are most associate with. The top 4 Heavy Hitters associated with a track or an artist will be displayed within the Social Bar and the top Heavy Hitters overall make it to the Leaderboards in the Yonder Music directory. It looks something like this:




Like what I’ve said earlier on, music really set my mood for the day almost every day – that is why I put in a lot of effort in creating or selecting ‘the’ perfect playlist for the day. I do of course recycle some of my playlist, but there’s one thing for sure; I’ll listen to music whenever I am on the go. Here’s a typical playlist that I can play on any other day:



Magic Library by Yonder Music allow users to download tracks as they play along so they can listen anytime anywhere. A user can build a Magic Library larger than any other music streaming app in less than 3 hours of continuous play!

FYI, Yonder Music is currently running a contest to send you to Las Vegas to catch Bruno Mars’ New Year’s Eve concert – and all expenses are paid! Get more information here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1727045880848024/ 



All you have to do is:
- Download and Activate Yonder Music
- Create your playlist with at least one Bruno Mars song.
- Play it, and share it like crazy, making the top 25 most active users of Yonder Music app!

I’ll try my luck now, you should join me too!


Good luck trying!

Friday, November 27, 2015

Natural Eye Defining Make Up Tutorial X KATE TOKYO

It’s been awhile since the last time I did a make up tutorial. Today’s make up tutorial is all about the new collection and the must have eye product from Kate Tokyo! 


I’m always a fan of Kate Tokyo cosmetics. It’s one of the brands that I follow since young and I’m still using them until today. I still remember my first few eye shadow palettes are from Kate Tokyo. Or I should say I buy most of Kate Tokyo brown eyeshadow palettes lol. I remember back then there’s a collection that is not available in Malaysia and I have to buy it from Thailand. 

Anyway, here are some of the products from the new Kate Tokyo collection. It’s all about the cool & eye designing make up. 

KATE TRAP IMPACT EYES (comes in 5 colors)


These new colours are released in conjuncture of their AW series, and I personally think that the colours are very natural and earthy. Goes well with any outfit!

In my video, you will realize that there is a certain way where I apply the eyeshadow. The 5 different shades in 1 palette have its own function. The different combination of shade applied to both my upper eyelid and my lower eyelid, with a combination bright, dark and medium shade applied to my lower eyelid will create the vertically enlarged eye makeup. I am very pleased with the result.

KATE DOUBLE EYELID REMAKE LINER 


One of the most interesting products from KATE in their AW collection release that enable you to emphasize the double eyelids and make your eyes look wider. The brown is super pale so it’s very natural. You can also use is as inner liner.

KATE SUPER SHARP LINER A
Super fine tip that you can create any type of liner look!


KATE BLACK FEATHER LASHES & KATE LASH MAXIMIZER  

The black feather lash is super impressive! The two sided brush can make the lashes voluminous or longer.


KATE DESIGNING EYEBROW N  

The new packaging comes with few eyebrow kit (the small brush is a limited set that comes with the palette). Fyi, this Kate eyebrow shadow is one of the most famous product! If you read Popteen or Vivi in older days you will most probably know every japanese girls owns one. 

KATE Tokyo has always strived hard in bringing products specially catered for Asian women, as they understand that Asian women prefer large eyes and sharp feature. With that core objective, KATE has delivered products that works together to create the sharp and define make up. This is why the consumer loves them, making them the No.1 brand in Tokyo for 13 years straight.




To find out more on KATE Tokyo do check out the links below:
KATE website: www.kate-global.net







Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Tokyo for #MaisonKistuneforShu vlog!

My travel video to Tokyo with team Shu Uemura is finally done! Hope you'll enjoy!! 


 If you haven read my Tokyo trip photolog + places to go, you can read it at this link ! 


Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Queensland photolog.


If there's one thing you're saving your money for, I hope that's to travel and make great memories. I've once read a quote/article online, saying that you might regret spending money on unnecessary stuff, but you will never regret spending it on travelling, going places you have never been to.

This time, Daphne, Ashley, Natalie, Ben and I manage to get our asses of to Queensland, courtesy of AirAsia X and Queensland Tourism for making it happen! 

Remember I blogged about my 2015 resolutions and one of them is to sky dive? I can not believe I actually made it. The best part of all, making it happen with a bunch of crazy friends ( and sister ). I wasn't scare at all, just feeling excited all the way, same goes to Daphne. Ashley was a lil nervous and Natalie was actually really scared. She didn't want to do it but we made her go off! We're so proud of her! 

( tip for the best sky dive pic, keep a big bright smile lol. )

For those who want to know how sky diving feels like, it's amazing. Trust me. You must go for it at least once in your life time. I'm so gonna do it again, and again, and again.

Besides sky diving, we did a lot of activities that got to do with heights and best part of all, Ben is afraid of heights loll. He didn't make it to sky dive but he did climbed up to the Sky Point and also went on to a hot air balloon. Big claps for him! ( I also realized that most guys are afraid of heights, idk why. )

The whole Gold Coast. So beautiful. 




Another best thing about our Queensland trip is THE FOOD!!!! WE are really impressed with the restaurants we went to over the trip.

 
( random selfie. )




Also, learnt how to cook crocodile & kangaroo meat at Tamborine Cooking School.


( vouge )


Well, we all know that coffee & cafes are famous here in Australia! Queensland has plenty!
 

Animals you don't get to touch on normal days kinda moments. 

Some art stuff...

They said the people you travelling with plays quite a big role. Different partners, different kinda memories. I'm really glad that we made a great travelling team. Tho this is not the first time we four girls travel together, we went Tokyo together 3 years ago. ( first time with ben tho I'm glad he didn't go crazy hanging with 3 girls lol. )

List of Cafes & Restaurants :

Bazzar Restaurant 
QT Hotel, 7 Staghorn Ave, Surfers Paradise
- best breakfast buffet I ever had. Like ever.

Le Jardin Plazzo Versace  
94 Seaworld Dr, Main Beach
- if you love high tea and you love fashion, you'll probably love this place. Can't say no to Versace. 

Hurricane's Grill
1/4-14 The Esplanade, Surfers Paradise
- Le famous ribs.

 Clifford's Grill & Lounge
3032 Surfers Paradise Blvd, Surfers Paradise 
- One of the best dinner I ever had in Gold Coast. Must order their truffle mash!

Bonita Bonita. Bon Bon Bar
2460 Gold Coast HWY Mermaid Beach
- Mexican food! Had their Pork Belly Tacos and it's amazing.

The Fish House 
50 Goodwin Terrace, Burleigh Heads
- Fresh seafood at a very beautiful restaurants. Perfect for dates.

Miami Marketta
23 Hillcrest Parade, Miami QLD 4221
- If you love food trucks and live bands! Super hipster place.

Cafe Dbar
275 Boundary St, Coolangatta QLD 4225
- Brunch place! The view is facing the beach, super pretty.

Jimmy's On The Mall
Queen Street Mall, Brisbane, QLD, 4000

Atticus Finch Cafe
2/83 Latrobe Terrace, Paddington QLD 4064
- There's a stretch of coffee places & cafes at Paddington! Attracted to this cafe cuz it's pet friendly and they also serve good coffee!

GOMA
Queensland Art Gallery, Stanley Pl, South Brisbane
 - Super beautiful restaurant inside Queensland Art Gallery. Would definitely go back for their degustation menu.
 

Anyway, hope you enjoy this photolog, fyi, most photos are taken with iphone and edited with vsco cam.  We're still working on the vlog, so stay tuned!