A nice short break from WORK =)

So because our jobs are just too important, we have trouble scheduling holidays so they don’t clash with important datelines and important bosses.

Decided to take leave on Monday and Tuesday, so we could go to PeeDee on Sunday and Monday. Woots, 2 days down, 37 more annual leave days for 2010!

Had breakfast in this hawker-ish place in Seremban which sells ‘sang yu chok’ (literally, ‘born fish porridge’ wtf). Ordered a serving of claypot eel to go with the porridge, which was the most heavenly breakfast I would wish for!

Porridge stall was inside the Kedai Makanan Wai Kwai Choi (pls don’t ask me for directions, I only know how to use my mouth and not my eyes when I’m not the driver).
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The sifu has mastered the art of filleting fish, with all the fins still attached! Grotesque!
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The claypot eel was 101 Succulent!
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Before heading off for PeeDee, we stopped at the Then Sze Koon Temple (Centipede Temple), where legend has it that if you encounter a centipede, you will be blessed with good luck (read: 4D!).

However, I’m not too sure how true this may be as I don’t think much good can/should come to those who visit the temple in search of wealth.

ZOMG I think I just spotted a giant mama centipede!
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Rode on the white horse which cooled my backside nicely.
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Randomly spotted Haji Shariff’s Cendol and decided to give it a try. Like, if a restaurant is selling only cendol, it’s gotta be good rite? But it was okok only lah (Yep, Green was the color of the day).
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Finall arrived at our hotel, the Residence Desa Lagoon Resort, which is right beside the Regency. You could drive pass it and not even know, cause it’s a really small, 2-story villa-styled resort, totally and completely dwarfed by the neighboring Regency, Bayu, etc.

We got quite a good rate at RM190/night for a 1-bedroom superior villa. Having 20% government discounts always makes me happy =)

When I saw the photos online, I thought they were just photoshopped. But seriously, is this gorgeous or what!!
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Jacuzzi and pool, surrounded by the sky-blue villas.

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The villas are surrounded by mossy green pools filled with fishes and guarded by signage proclaiming “NO FISHING”.
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Our room wasn’t quite ready yet so we took a quick trip down to the durian stall for a treat.
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I must admit that beautiful as the resort appeared to be from afar, it isn’t exactly very clean and well kept. The rooms themselves felt sparse and dirty, no way comparable to your average hotel room.

Not very welcoming living room.
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The very bland bedroom (OH btw I got BEDBUG BITES the next day!!!)
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Kitchen. That thing in the white plastic bag is our durian which we smuggled back =)
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That evening, we rented huge floats and got drifted out to sea and when we realized how far out we were, I panicked and spent all of my energy paddling back to shore boo. Seeing as it was a Sunday evening, the beach was pretty quiet and peaceful which was really nice.

Dinner at Chardin Seaview Seafood. We totally over-ordered and the bill came up to RM118 zomg!
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Bought back a couple of beers to drink while we watched England vs Germany but manatau they don’t subscribe to the sports channel, so we chillaxed by the pool with them beers.
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The next morning, we were served a pretty horrible “American Breakfast” which came with neither ham nor bacon boo =( And after that, we were served even more horrible news of how Germany trashed England 4-1 lolz.

Took another dip in the sea, and then we hunted for lalas and crabs ahhh this is the life! Found out that there are actually loads of live crabs and lalas right below the surface of the sand!

Brought the crabs back to the room to play with hehehe. But don’t get your panties in a bunch, we released them before we went home.
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This stash of lalas I brought home with me to feed to my hermit crabs.
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The beach here is soooo much nicer than the beach at the Corus!
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Doing the shakalaka dance wtf.
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Weeeeeeeeee woots!
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Yep, we had durian AGAIN. Damn expensive (RM8/kg) and full of lalat samo! Sorry lah I got craving.
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Lunch was had at the Lucky Seafood Restaurant which is opposite the Chung Hwa school.

And zomgosh I’ve never seen a school as dilapidated as Chung Hwa! It’s exactly what you would imagine a haunted building looks like! Even the front of the school is completely blocked by some stalls selling food and stuff.

Anyhuu, we had min pau kai at the Lucky restaurant, since we already overindulged in seafood the night before.
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Not bad, but the Kampar one beats this hands down.
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And that was the end of our weekend/weekday escape. Shan’t feel too sorry for myself as we’re all out of cash already.

Besides, we’ll be heading over to Sarawak for the Rainforest Music Festival next Friday wuuhuu!

Soaked the lalas in some hot water to get them to open. My hermit crabs loved them!
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Masks: Up to 50% off at StrawberryNet!

For those of you who may have been contemplating purchasing a facial mask, now’s the time!

Masks are going for up to 50% off at our fav StaweberryNet til the 27th of June only!!!

The Dermalogica Multivitamin Power Recovery Masque that I paid RM220/75ml for is now only RM191.50 for a whopping 177ml!!!!! *bangs head on pillow.

SHOP SHOP SHOP!

Indulging in online shopping

So there I was trolling StrawberryNet again, trying to rationalize spending cash on cosmetics that I hadn’t even tried on first hand (and that I don’t really absolutely necessarily need *cough).

And then, by the gift that Mr Google has given us god bless the fella, I stumbled upon this site called Best Buy World. I know it sounds damn dodgy and damn ‘Malaysian’ but seriously, this is worth a look!

Like any other online cosmetics shops, it sells products at below retail. However, where you really get your penny’s worth is in the ‘sample size’ section. They sell sample sizes of products at prices that, when compared volume to volume, are way below retail price. Of course they sell full sized products as well, but… why pay more?

Taken from their website:
Cost comparison between sample size and normal size.
Example of Facial Treatment Cleanser:
Sample size: 20g per pc x 6pcs = 120g Cost = S$30.00
Normal size: 120g per pc x 1pc = 120g Cost = S$70.00

I can’t be arsed to convert it into RM, but you get the picture.

They also provide free next-day-delivery if you spend RM100 and above.

Products I’ve gotten so far:

Clinique Blushwear Cream Stick in #05 Shy Blush for RM20.
blushwear

Clinique Fresh Bloom Allover Colour in #01 Peony for RM22.
fresh bloom rm22

Actual product photo (both are quite tiny in real-life, so don’t expect 100mg of product):
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The Shy Blush is a nice tan colour that I use as a bronzer and to contour. However, as my skin is pretty oily, the product doesn’t last very well. Being a complete noob when it comes to cream blushes, I also find it slightly difficult to apply as the blush seems to love my fingers a bit too much. My fingers tend to come off looking more flushed than my cheekbones 😉

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Everyone went gaga over the Fresh Bloom Allover Colour when it was first released due to the gimmicky design. However, as mine is downsized and comes in a flimsy plastic casing, I find nothing to swoon over. The colour itself was a bit of a disappointment as I just couldn’t get it to show. Using it as a highlighter, all it did was leave bits of glitter on my already oily skin. A no-no unless you have nice matte skin.

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Swatches:
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Clinique Long Last Glosswear SPF15 in Juicy Apple for RM20.
long last rm20

Absolutely love love love this. Goes on glossy and clear, with no shimmer. After a few seconds, it feels nice and velvety and nonsticky.
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Clinique All About Eyes 5ml for RM25.
all about eyes rm25

Another great product that works well as a moisturiser and makeup base. Doesn’t do shit for my eyebags and wrinkles tho. A little bit goes a long way, so the 5ml will probably last me at least 3 months.

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Bought this hugeass 100ml bottle of Hugo Boss XY EDT for only RM156!!! It’s now listed as RM169 on the website I dunno why. For comparison’s sake, my 30ml bottle of Hugo Boss Femme L’eau Fraiche EDT cost RM140 at Sasa ohkay!

hugo boss rm169

Yes I know that’s a lot of cosmetic photos to slap you in the face with in one day, but no choice lar, I can’t seem to get into the habit of blogging regularly anymore.

Random photo of super yummylicious banana leaf rice from Nirvana in Bangsar, just to foil your dieting plans.
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And here’s another random shot of Stupid Shiao Sang and I waiting for Shirlyn to decide on a bikini.
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Try and spot my zit!

Not dead.

As you can clearly tell, I have utterly and completely lost interest in the blogosphere, save for my daily ritual of trolling beauty blogs like MyWomenStuff and SoLoverly (what kind of grammar is this huh?). All thanks to TELEKOM for CUTTING OFF MY STREAMYX FOR LIKE THREE WEEKS THANK YOU SO MUCH and my dumbass laptop which took 30 minutes and 4 tries to transfer photos.

Anyhuu, since I had already slept the entire evening, I shall be a bit rajin and upload a couple of random photos.

Randommest photo of the bunch: My pwetty new curtains! *loves*
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In case you don’t already, there’s this amazing beauty database called Makeup Alley (MUA) which allows users to rate and discuss about all kinds of beauty products under the sun. Seriously, any shit you can think off, they have it there.

Really helps when you can’t decide on what product to buy. Saved me a pretty penny or two, when I found out that the Freeman’s range sucked hahaha.

Anyhuu, the girls of MUA have been raving about something called the “aspirin mask” which is literally what it sounds like.

You take a couple of aspirin tablets, crush them up, mix with water and apply it to your face for a bit of chemical exfoliation.

The finer the better, you don’t want rough grains scratching your skin.
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Dissolved in some SKII toner; you can use anything you like.
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Apply carefully avoiding lip and eye areas.
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At first I kept trying to get all the bits onto my face, but then I realised that aspirin is water soluble (the good stuff is in the juice!) and that the bits were just the inactive fillers (talc, etc).
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Anyhuu, after using it once, I did feel like my skin was smoother ie exfoliated. However, it also cause a bit of redness and irritation seeing as it is a Beta Hydroxy Acid (BHA).

Will I use it again?

Don’t think so. It was a bit too harsh for my liking. Boo, so much for that.

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Also bought the Himalaya Herbals Neem Face Pack which is like this obscure, aneneh brand that you would never think off. But I bought it after some beauty blogger raved about it.

As it turns out, this mask was too strong for my skin as well boos.

Good for drying up pimples and problem areas tho. Plus it only costs like RM20+. Lesson of the day: you get what you pay for.

GAH!
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Had lunch at this awesome place called MeatWorks in Solaris. It’s like right beside Tenji, on the corner of the street.

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The humble flatbread is not to be under estimated. It’s awesome!
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Cow ribs, which I thought were lamb -_-
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Burger with fresh meat patty.
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According to the menu, they get their meat fresh from Gemas, Negeri Sembilan. Why that would be anything to shout about, I cannot understand. If it was from the Hyōgo Prefecture, Japan, then different story la hahaha.

But seriously, the food was darn delicious. Especially the ribs. Om nom nom. Shat twice right after lunch =)