Monday Morning Ha Ha

A very lame conversation that occurred last Friday during our 2.5-hour-long lunch:

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Pharmacist A: What is the largest rodent in the world?

Pharmacist B: Mickey Mouse?
mickeymouse1

Pharmacist A: It’s the Capybara la.
capybara

Pharmacist B: No lor. It’s actually the rat at Murni.
rat

Ha.ha.ha.

Pharmacist A: So what do you call the rats at Murni?

Pharmacist B: You tell me.

Pharmacist A: Murni Mouse lor.
murnimouse

Ha.ha.ha.

Pharmacist A: So if Mickey Mouse says “Welcome To Disneyland”, what does Murni Mouse say?
mickey-mousewelcome

Pharmacist B:
murnimousewelcome

Hehehehe…

Yun’s 24th @ Bar Mitzvah

In honor of Aunty Lore Yun Kei’s 24th birthday, her bf decided to organize a get-together at Bar Mitzvah in Damansara Neo – the same place he celebrated his very own 24th.

Let’s hope this doesn’t become a yearly tradition bah!

Anyhuu, the attendees were mostly his side of the “family”, as the rest of us will be celebrating with her tomorrow woots!

As always, aku sudah ada pre-planning.

Sadly, my pre-planning hit a bump in the road as the scrap paper I had brought home from work wasn’t quite enough, so a sheet of newspaper (Chinese samo!) joined in the party.
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Every aunty’s dream birthday gift.
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Mini SOS kit for that special birthday night *ahem.
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Ali + Fatimah = Anak bin/binti Ali wtf.
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Sipahh Milk Flavoring Straws are plastic straws which contain cookies and cream flavored bebolas inside which flavor the milk as u suck! Took one out to test, but it sucks. (Really wan. Not making dirty joke)
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I was thinking… If cannot fit in the box then I sendiri makan la. But lo and behold, a perfect fit!
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This way up! Otherwise the Coke bottle will squash the chips hor.
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Mei Teng, Yun and I.
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Hmm.. what rubbish did she get me this year?
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FOOD!!!
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The uncle.
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One of me, cropped lagi. Because I’m just that vain.
No la haiya. I can’t decide whether I should redye my hair (and risk it getting even more brittle) or just leave it black and shiny boo. How now brown cow?

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Birthday girl and the cake.
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Happy Birthday Ah Sou!
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Just in case you have astigmatism and can’t see that photo clearly.
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The compulsory birthday shot.
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Random photo of the guys minus Shiu Kao’s head.
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Random photo of the guys plus Shiu Kao’s head.
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Mua darling and I.
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Happy 24th birthday honey!

We’ll have another blast tomorrow woots!

Dermalogica Multivitamin Power Recovery Masque

So right after the trip to Sungkai, my skin was feeling a tad sunburnt but I just slapped on some Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cream and went to bed without giving it too much thought.

The next morning, I didn’t notice anything out of the ordinary with my skin, save for a little bit of a burning sensation when I applied my SKII essence.

Much to my horror, upon a visit to the well-lit office toilet, I realized that my entire face was a mess of dried, peeling crap.

I always knew the lighting in my room sucked!

Had to hide my face from the prying eyes of other colleagues the entire day – which meant cutting down the trips to the water dispenser/toilet/chatting etc boo. Spent my time frantically googling for reviews on facial masks instead.

Right after work, I decided to screw gym class! and headed straight for the nearest salon that sold Dermalogica masks.

Had read rave reviews about the Multivitamin Power Recovery Masque which was supposed to be insanely moisturizing as well as being fab for reducing redness due to sunburn.

*flapflap* RM227.05 flew away (actual price of RM239, with 5% discount).

Hefty price to pay for a day of fun in the sun godz.

Box labelling:

Recommended for the smart management and treatment of skin aging.

A powerful masque of concentrated vitamins A, C, E and F to help skin recover from damage that leads to skin aging while enhancing barrier properties and promoting healthy tissue regeneration. Vitamin A helps increase elasticity and moisture content while antioxidant vitamins C and E help shield skin from Reactive Oxygen Species (free radicals). Nutrient-rich Algae Extract helps moisturize and soften skin, and Pro-Vitamin B5 helps promote restoration of damaged skin while botanical extracts of Licorice, Comfrey and Burdock soothe, calm and help decrease sensitivity.

Use this revitalizing masque as the ultimate remedy for dulling, dry, dehydrated, lackluster, photodamaged skin and skin aging. Contains no artificial fragrance or color.

PHEW!

Photos:

Wonder why my eye area didn’t get sunburnt…
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Forehead… Horrible horrible!
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Right cheek + nose.
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Left cheek + nose.
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Skin texture is horribly dry and crackly and wrinkly.
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Que the Multivitamin Power Recovery Masque – my hero!
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Texture is pretty gooey and thick and the color is a pastel orange. Found the scent soothing, but *somebody* though it was stinky.
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Upon application, it melts into the skin to become kinda oily. Perhaps it’s better suited to be used in air-conditioned environments.
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I used just a tiny amount (cause I’m cheapo), so the color doesn’t really come through, but if you use enough of it, you’ll succeed in looking like an oompa loompa.
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Left the mask on overnight, and went to sleep with the air-con turned on.

And the next day, walla!

The burning and redness had subsided quite significantly, as had the peeling.

Left cheek.
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Right cheek.
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Forehead – still peeling, but so much better already!
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Was pretty pleased with the results.

Decided to use the mask again that night (that’s 2 days in a row) as I still did not want to go to work with skin falling off my forehead.

Peeling wrinkled skin is so not a good accessory.

*crossing fingers.
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The next day, after washing the mask off, OMG I swear my skin felt buttery soft and smooth!

Best of all, the peeling had totally disappeared!

Hip hip hooray!

Forehead.
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Looks like I’ve finally found a Dermalogica product that I actually love woots! Previous products had never produced any real results athough, in all fairness, I’ve always had horrid skin.

Skin’s back to normal in just 2 applications!
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Did a third mask session 4 days later. Yep, that’s 3 sessions in a week – expensive! Skin feels really good, although I can’t say it helps with the pimples at all boo.

So in conclusion, two thumbs up for the Multivitamin Power Recovery Masque if you have seriously dry, dehydrated or sunburnt skin =)

Lancome Maquicake UV Infinite yaddayadda

*LOVE LOVE LOVE*

I finally mustered up enough guts to buy stuff online from this website called StrawberryNet which sells TONNES of products (some with irresistible discounts!) and ships for free.

Woots!

[In retrospect, that was probably a bad thing. Die die -_-“]

Anyhuu, here’s how the ah ma story goes:

I was looking for a new foundation cause my Estee Lauder Cyber White Ex was running low. And I DID NOT want to repurchase cause I super hate it!

Don’t think Estee Lauder foundations are suited for Asians/Asian climates.

So I went and googled about + tested products at counters to no end.

And then I stumbled upon StrawberryNet endofstory. Lolz…

Discovered the Lancome Maquicake yadda yadda which was going at 50% off!!

But the catch was that they had only 2 shades available: #40 and #50.

So kiasu me went to the Lancome counter to check out the shades. ZOMG imagine my delight when the counter aunty chose shade #40 for me!!!

And the next thing I knew, my credit card was being charged RM64.

But it’s waaaaaaaaaay cheap for Lancome ok. Even though it is just a refill (sans casing).

White cardboard packages, tied up with string. These are a few of my favorite things 😉
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ZOMG all wrapped up in sparkly purple paper too! Talk about awesome customer service lol.
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Purple is so IN right now!
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WALLA! Refill + Sponge. Because I am a cheapo, I will not pay the RM50 for a blardy casing. It shall just live in that lauyah plastic casing it came in boo.
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And now I’m totally in love with my Lancome foundation! Am probably a bit biased though, since I super duperly incredibly hated my Estee Lauder foundation which left an overly glowy (read: shiny) finish and didn’t look at all natural on my Asian skin. But now that I think of it, the EL one was still better than the Laura Mercier one I purchased before that, which was really gritty and clung to every imperfection I had (which was A LOT).

Left: Estee Lauder (yes, I paid the RM50 for that casing boo). Right: Lancome. Dunno why the shades are so different.
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Top: Lancome. Bottom: Estee Lauder. You would think that the Lancome one would be too light, but it oxidizes after awhile so the shade is pretty ok. You can totally tell that the Lancome one suits my skin tone better.
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So in conclusion Lancome whacks Estee Lauder whacks Laura Mercier.

Am SOOO tempted to buy another refill to stock up while it’s still on discount boo.

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Just in case there are any guys *cough* reading this who gets confused, let me lay it out for you:

Estee Lauder:
1. Casing = RM50
2. Refill (meaning the foundation itself) = RM130
Total = RM180

Lancome (normal price):
1. Casing = RM50
2. Refill = RM120++ (not too sure what the ++ is)
Total = RM170++

Yes. Makeup is expensive. Shaddup.

Sunburnt @ Taman Rekreasi Air Panas Trolak

So after hearing my raves about the hot springs at Sungkai (or rather, Trolak, which is a part of Sungkai) I had visited during my Kursus Induksi, a bunch of us decided to get up early one Saturday morning and head over for a day of fun in the sun.

We got off to a rather messy start, with Yen and Yun both sleeping at 3am the night before, and issues with how many cars to drive and whether *someone’s bf was going or not yadda yadda.

Had a breakfast of pan mee at the famous stall in SS19, but sadly no photos =(

Finally arrived after about 1.5 hours (with a toilet break in between) and duly paid the RM10 entrance fee.

Us girls at the entrance – still nice and sweat-free.
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The fishes seemed to only gather at the shaded part of the pond, which probably explains why all of them were so pale looking.
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Paid RM2 for that pack of fish food which I think it was the fishes’ first meal of the year aww poor babies =( wtf.
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Doing the ANTM in front of the fan.
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From the fish pond/cafeteria, we made our way to the reflexology/hot spring path – which under the scorching sun had turned into a painful boiling stream. How masochistic, yums!

We were busy dipping our toes into the steaming water when, all of a sudden, this bunch of Malay aunties converged into the stream!

Amazingly, they were all able to withstand the heat + painful “reflexology” (torture, I call it!). According to Yun, it’s cause older people have thicker soles lolz.

The gaggle of geese aunties duly organized a frigging RACE to see who was the machoest amongst them wtf!
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Yes, we treated them like a tourist attraction. They should be made a permanent fixture of the hot springs, how amusing.

Next, on to egg boiling!
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This time, we weren’t so kiamsiap and opted to pay the RM2 for 5 eggs, rather than sacrificing my water bottle in a bid to tapau in our own frigging eggs.

Yums. Only one basket was ours la, so greedy meh…
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If you look closely, you’ll see that the water temperature ranges from 42-50C ZOMG!!!
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Yun: Make way make way Pocahontas coming! (I swear! This was literally what she said!)
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Savoring the eggy fruits of our labor.
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Midway, the girls decided it was time for a sunscreen top-up.

While they were busy slathering sunscreen onto their arms and legs, smartass me was bouncing around and yelling “OMG why you all so vain wan, no need lar!

Ha.ha.ha.

Akibat akan datang.

Yen showing us how it’s done.
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I call this the super hot zig-zag hot spring.
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At midday, we paused for a snack.

As all government-related cafeterias tend to be, the food kinda sucked. No, scratch that. There wasn’t actually any food to begin with! The only hot food I saw was labeled “Staff”. So us non-staff were reduced to chomping on peanuts, Maggi and Mentos boo [Note: Bring own lunch next time].

Apparently, the big fan is only good for ANTM posing. Doesn’t do shit to curb the heat.
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Mei Teng single-handedly walloped 3 cups of Maggi zomg.
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And after that, we stashed the cameras in the cars cause we wanted to take a splash in the pools, so no more photos sobbers.

Aw no sexy yellow polka dot bikini pics.

Yeah right.

We finally had enough of the murky water and noisy rowdy children at about 4pm.

Were supposed to head to Choy Kee for the pork knuckle I so loved, but accidentally took a wrong turning.

Luckily, Yun has unlimited access to the internet via her iPhone wtf, so she googled up this other famous place called Fook Seng in Slim River (can’t tell the difference, still seems like Sungkai to me).

And waddaya know, it turned out to be the same restaurant we (as in the pharmacists) had lunch at the other day on the way home from our Kursus Induksi.

Which just goes to show what a teensy weensy town Sungkai/Trolak/Slim River is. Although by definition Slim River is a river, not a town right??? Duh.

Tea. Like never see tea before liddat.
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Artistic tea. Or Heineken, whatever rocks your boat.
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OMG what is that!!!
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Can it be that Slim River has the most un-gorgeous Tiger Girl (/aunty) I’ve ever laid eyes on??!?!?!
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Worth having a meal there just to catch a glimpse of this rare Tiger!
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On to the food.

Q: Which grandfather can do yoga?
A: Yoga pak sok kong.
Hardeeharhar. Actually hor, why is it called pak sok kong? Ah Pak, Ah Sok and Ah Kong all rolled into one.

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Q: Which chicken can’t cross the road?
A: Drunken chicken.
Double hardeeharhar.

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Cost only RM8. The pot, I mean.
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Sorry lar, feeling lame all of the sudden.

Must me the *lamb* I had for lunch. Heh.

Ok ok focus on the food! Which was delicious btw.
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Shiu Kao sped back to Subang, and we arrived in just under an hour, which is pretty amazing.

And since the MU vs Chelsea game was about to begin, and I was trapped in their car, terpaksa watch the game with them at Asia Cafe.

Shiu Kao busy making bets, whilst other MU supporters look bored in their MU uniform.
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Me, with back to screen. No surprise here.
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After about 10 minutes or so, I begun to feel a little itch at the bottom of my left thigh.

And then, I felt a tiny bump.

Zomg.

I panicked. Because the last time this happened, the tiny bump grew into a huge ass red inflammatory zone over a couple of hours, and I was left scratching my itching thigh for days!

Timepoint: +10 minutes.
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Timepoint: +15 minutes.
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Timepoint: +25 minutes. OMG!
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Applied Cloderm (clobetasol) cream, which has like the most perfect labelling btw.
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And the swelling totally subsided! Amazing stuff. All that was left was a bit of redness and itching, totally bearable.
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Oh yeah, back to the game.
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The two buggers behind me kept shaking the floor and spewing lame comments which were so lame I couldn’t go to sleep =(
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Anyhuu, MU lost 2-1, so I won RM5 from Shiu Kao since I bet on Chelsea. Just for the heck of it =p

And when I got home, I found out why Banana Boat is so rich.

ZOMG I got sunburnt like crazy! My cheeks were burning, my neck had a not-so-sexy V-line and my arms and legs were black! Boo.

My new not-so-sexy decolletage.
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Without flash.
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So kids, next time, always remember your sunblock!

Even if you risk getting called vain by other idiots *cough.