Friday, September 28, 2012

Changes.

I really really do find it strange, how fast things change. How fast people can (and will) change. Changes are usually the most astounding when you don't see it coming. It actually do takes time for things to change, but people like me, who are victims of obliviousness, usually find it weird and would think things change in a split second.

I was talking to a friend of mine yesterday. This friend is a friend I've known for about 8 years. We were never close, the occasional 'How are you', but recently our friendship sort of 'rekindled', and we got to know each other better. Anyways, this friend said that he's surprised how much I've changed throughout these 8 years. Which is funny, because I really don't see myself changing that much.

He then proceeded to making a list of befores and afters, and I realized this : I've changed. It's inevitable, especially when you're growing up, to change. You may think you didn't change much, but you do. From serious to funny, from childish to mature, from boyish to girly, you change. I've personally changed so much that looking back at my high school years, I see myself as a stranger, an entity that I don't have any association with.

And then I studied this friend of mine, and I realized, he's changed too. When we were in primary school he was crazy. Like, really, really, crazy. A pain-in-the-ass, even. But now he's this very serious person who girls love to date and guys like to be friends with. He's now a playboy, with all his suaveness. But there is still parts of him that's still there. His lame jokes, for instance. Never fail to make me go 'meh' with his sense of humor lol/.

I think I'm still in the process of changing. You may see me ten years later, and go 'Lynnie, you've changed. A lot.' The point of this post is that we should embrace change. It is a part of us. Looks change, feelings change, attitudes change... We adapt, and in that way, we change. Nothing wrong with that. :) So ten years later, if I see myself changing, I'd hopefully be able to read this post, and see if I can agree with it :P





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Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Whip your hair.

Ah. My hair is at that awkward stage where it's too short to be tied up and too long to not make me hot again. I hate it when my hair's like this. I wake up in the morning and instead of going down and inwards my hair is pointing outwards. I think I complained about this a few months ago when my hair was at this stage. Foolish me decided to have a hair cut. Now I decided to let it grow out, so yes, it's at this awkward stage. And it's going to BE at this awkward stage for a very. long. time.

Anyways, I heard from my friends that once my hair gets longer I could no longer only use Johnson's baby shampoo as it doesn't provide enough 'nutrients' for my hair. Is it true? I only ever use the baby shampoo, and so far, so good. My hair does not split at the ends, it's still very thick, and very black. It's frizzy, but I think that's natural (cause mm's hair's waayyyy frizzier).

I never use conditioner either. I mean, once in a while, in Penang, cause Go uses it so it's just lying around. But it's not in my hair routine. Nor do I use hair masks. You know... those deep conditioning treatments. I think the reasons why I don't have to use these products is because I never dyed my hair. Not planning to. My course won't let me :P (That's just a lie. Truth is, I'm too much of a do gooder).

The point of this post is... I use baby shampoo to wash my hair! People keep asking me what I use, so... Johnson's Baby Shampoo (the orange coloured one) is the answer! I wash my hair every day, or every other day if I'm lazy. I've never dyed it, and the last time I ever used a conditioner/treatment for my hair is about 2 months ago.

I don't think I have good hair. Just a thick bed of it. What I think is if you dye / bleach your hair, you'd HAVE to take extra good care of it. You don't want to have a ruined bed of hair, don't you? :)





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Monday, September 24, 2012

Hiatus.

My last four days have been crazy! I had to emcee on Thursday, had a talk, a briefing, a dinner and a concert on Friday, a team-building outing on Saturday, and video-making on Sunday! All these happened throughout the day, and required me to wake up early. To think that on Thurs and Fri I had classes too! For a moment there it seems like my life is this whole piece of messed up thing, and I'm close to falling over the cliff from overworking myself :P

But then of course that didn't happen. I finally have a breather today, and things seem to fall into place real perfectly. If you ask me, I'd rather be extremely busy and productive than have nothing to do every day. I know having to attend lots of things sounds tiring, but trust me, it's much much better than lying in bed doing nothing all day.

It really taught me how to manage my time well. I restarted my checklist (used to do it to make sure I didn't forget anything, stopped because I was too lazy to write things down), and now my life (and my budget) is in order :D One thing I learnt from my seniors is that uni is a time to develop yourself, and make yourself more valuable (in terms of the job industry). Some people don't join activities, and only go to uni to study, which is NOT what you'd want to do. You'd miss out on SOOO many things :/

Anyways, sorry I haven't been blogging that much lately. I go to school at 8/9, come back at about 4/5 (sometimes much much later), and by the time I got home, I'm so tired I sleep right after showering. No time for blogging at all. Plus, the IT here is sooo bad, but that's no longer a problem cause Go came to fix it (yay!).




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Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Wipe your face clean!

Have you ever had days when you came home late and is too lazy to remove your makeup and wash your face? Or days when you are out and about and got all sweaty (what with the weather nowadays) and ended up looking oily during your dinner date? Well, today I'm going to talk about the facial cleansing wipes, something I think everyone SHOULD have.

The one I bought is from Guardian. From what I heard, the ones from Simple and Neutrogena are good, but they're just a tad expensive for me. Not only does this work well, it doesn't burn a hole in my pocket! Plus, I think all of them serve the same purpose, so why splurge when you can save, right?

"Guardian Facial Cleansing Wipes are free from paraben, alcohol, fragrance and oil. It is enriched with Vitamin E, Aloe Vera Extract and Chamomile Extract to cleanse, tone and moisturize skin, leaving it soft and smooth. Specially formulated to gently remove waterproof mascara and all traces of make-up. Suitable for everyday use or travel."

The cleansing wipes are thick, and doesn't tear easily. It's fragrant-free, so it doesn't smell like anything specific, which is great. I use it all over my face to remove traces of oil and makeup (if I have it on). I've tried it on my Maybelline The Falsies waterproof mascara, and it removed it really cleanly! I walk to uni every day, and on days when I want to look all prepped up, I use this after I've sweated out and apply moisturizer afterwards.

I've tried the Simple one before, so I can compare both of them. What I could say is that both of it works the same (to me). Neither broke me out (I've read people saying that using cleansing wipes broke them out). And both of them removed all traces of waterproof mascara well. But if you ask me which one I'd head for, it'd be the Guardian one, only because it's wayyy cheaper than the Simple ones :)

One tip : NEVER EVER sleep with your makeup on. It would ruin your skin. Place a packet of cleansing wipes by your bed so that you could just remove all traces of makeup before you sleep. It takes less than 5 minutes, really! And also, do place the packet with the flap facing downwards. I find that if you don't do that, the one you take out first would usually end up drier, so doing that would ensure the piece you're going to pull out is moist and filled with goodness :D Also, put one of these in your makeup bag and you can forgo your cleanser and toner!

The Guardian Facial Cleansing Wipes are available at Guardian stores nationwide, retailing at RM5.90 for a packet of 10 sheets and RM9.90 for a packet of 25 sheets. I got my 10 sheets one for RM2 because of their PWP offer :D Very worth it, no?






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Saturday, September 15, 2012

Always.



Because I'll always love you. And I'll be there forever and a day. :')

Hello~ How is everyone doing? Fine, I hope. I've been crazily busy. Which is fun, in a way. I like having lots of things to do. I know a lot of people don't, but being busy is one of the things that makes you look back and go "wow, I did a lot of things." I spent the 8 months of 2012 doing close to nothing, rotting in the way. I was all mossy when I started to uni.

But it's safe to say that the moss is all gone now. No more mossy Lynnie. :D It's now busy Lynnie. Busy, fun, crazy Lynnie. Ah. I perplexed. By the fact that I met soooo many new acquaintances in just three weeks, and I'm going to meet so much more. I've been attending talks, events, meetings, lectures, practical classes, theoretical classes.

I'm trying to make the most of my uni life, actually. Squeezing everything into my first year, which I was told is the least busy year. So hopefully I'd get enough done during my three terms to make me succeed in the future XD Just kidding.

Ah. I need money. Maybe I should work at Famous Amos. I'd get to eat cookies every day, no? Which would be FUN! I mean, my stomach grumbles just by smelling the cookies. Imagine being able to 'test' it out every day. FUN-ness to the brink of extinction!!! Oh. I'm trying to be skinnier (cause all the moss increased my weight) but it seems like I'm getting fatter :P Have been eating a lot lately. AHHHHH!!! I need a pool.

Anyways, just an update on my life. And a song that I'm currently listening to. And loving. And addicted to. LOL




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Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Flutter your eyelashes.

{Do ignore the pimple. :P} So I love people who have long eyelashes. I personally am not blessed with long thick ones, so there are some things that I do to make it look prettier. Today I'm going to share with you the things that I do to have longer, fuller eyelashes.

1) Curl your eyelashes. I can't emphasize how much of a difference this makes. A lot of people have long lashes, but like mine, they drop down instead of curling upwards. That's where the eyelash curler plays a part. DO curl your eyelashes before applying mascara, or you'll risk pulling your lashes out when you curl it. Even without putting on mascara, your lashes would look pretty just by curling it.

2) Prime your eyelashes. I find that priming my eyelashes before putting on mascara gives the illusion of thicker, fuller lashes without making the mascara clumpy. And by priming, I don't mean by using the white mascara. What I mean is by taking liquid eyeliner and filling in your lashes with it. It sounds funny, I know, but trust me, it makes a huge difference when you apply your mascara. You can also just use an eyeliner on your lashes if you want a very natural look.

3) Line your waterline. This is something I don't do because I have ultra sensitive eyes that'll tear up the moment the liner touches my waterline. But if you don't, do line it! At least the upper lashline and waterline. This will give the illusion of thicker lashes. If you want to keep it natural, don't make a thick line. Only the waterline and as close to the lash line as possible.

4) Use two different types of mascara. Preferably two different formulas, where one should be waterproof and the other one isn't. Use the non-waterproof mascara first. You can also use a lengthening/thickening combo, where you first use the volumizing mascara before using the lengthening mascara. This won't provide you with a natural look, but it does make it seem like you're wearing falsies :)

5) Highlight your inner corners! Okay so I've been looking at videos on youtube and I came across this makeup artist (gossmakeupartist) and he had a video on how to make your eyelashes look longer and fuller. And most of the tips he gave was the ones that I wrote down and have heard of before but there was one tip in particular that made me go 'wow', and that is to highlight the inner corners of your eyes. You may think it don't make a difference but it makes your eyes pop and you won't even need any eye makeup after that. With the long lashes and your inner corner (and brow bone) highlighted, you're good to go!

And if things don't work out with your lashes, there's always a pretty lipstick to the rescue :) And your confidence. And your smile. :D






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Monday, September 10, 2012

Vanity.

I was reading the book Pride and Prejudice, and I came across this thing about vanity that was in the book. "Vanity and pride are different things, though the words are often used synonymously. A person may be proud without being vain. Pride relates more to our opinion of ourselves, vanity to what we would have others think of us."

After reading the quote, I thought about it. And I realized how true it is. I think everyone should have a sense of pride, to think of oneself highly enough to not be self-doubtful, but also humbly enough to not get in over our own heads. Vanity could not be put aside, though, as what others think of us is equally as important as what we think of ourselves.

Everyone is vain, in a way. People always try to mask their vain-ness by trying to make it seem as though being vain, like being narcissistic, is a bad thing and that they never do it. Bullshit. If an action compelled you to think of what others would think of you when you do it, then you're being vain. Don't try to talk your way out of it ;) Being vain and being narcissistic is two very different things. But the line is always blurred and people always mistake these two for each other.

Being vain is being conscious of what others would most probably think of us. Being narcissistic, however, is thinking that others think highly of us. You could say that people who are narcissistic have a high ego, while people who are vain may not. Pride, however, is to me, quite shady. Shady as in there are people who are proud of themselves and yet are not egoistical, while there are people who is a complete proud asshole.

I am vain. I admit that. I don't mind what people think of me, but I do contemplate what people think of me. I would like to think that there are different levels of being vain, and I am at one of the lower levels. I think it's obvious by the fact that I don't think of what I wear, nor do I really think of how I look/how my hair is placed. But nonetheless, I'm still pretty vain. I walk down the streets and sometimes wonder if my not caring what I wear would make people think of me differently; if my not making up would make guys not think I'm pretty. Hey, I'm a girl. And though I'm confident with who I am and how I look, sometimes there still are insecurities.

I used to be one of those people who go all "Me? I'm not vain. Vain people are people who stare into the people and fall in love with themselves." But now I know better. The question is : do you? I hope you do, after reading this post of mine. :)





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Saturday, September 8, 2012

Conversations.

So lately I have been having these loooong conversations with people. And not just long, pointless ones. It's long, meaningful ones. The ironic thing is that the 'long' part stems from having nothing to do (at least I don't, anyways. Not sure if I'm eating the time off of all my friends :P). But I love it. I am not the kind of person that sits and talks craps all day long. I used to do it with my friends all the time. But I didn't like it. I'd rather talk about Romney and economy and relationships and moving and family than gossip.

Yesterday I talked to my friend through the phone (mine was on speaker after 5 mins of talking haha) until about 2(?). Most probably later but I think by the time we said 'bye' we were half asleep :P We talked about everything. Which is funny. Cause when we were in high school together we hardly spoke to each other, nor do we call each other and/or text each other. But now that we're both in uni we find a lot in common. We talked about her and her boyfriend, me and my forever single status, her family, my family, her uni, my uni, classes, etc. And I actually loved it.

I read somewhere that a good conversation is as stimulating as coffee and just as hard to sleep after. Which is true. A great conversation makes you contemplate things. It makes you see things in a different perspective. It provides you with a different view in life. There are people who seem to be talking nothing all the time because they don't engage in stimulating conversations. And that's actually really, really sad.

But then having a good conversations takes two (or more) people. And these people that you're engaging with would have to be people whom you can talk to (no duh!), people who you can get along with, and people who shares the same interest you do. At the end of the day, you can talk about all the meaningful things in your life, but if that person don't see the meaning to it, it would be equally meaningless.

Do you guys share the same thoughts I do? About conversations? Because I actually put a lot of thought when conversing with people. I'd analyse what I've conversed about after that, which puts me in a position where I could see how that particular person thinks as opposed to how I think. I have a tendency to be so blunt sometimes I say the wrong things. So the analyzing part is also great to see if I've (accidentally) offended someone.

Anyways, have a happy weekend! Mine would be a busy one. Today was extremely busy. But fulfilling and meaningful.






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Thursday, September 6, 2012

Portraits.

You know what would be a great? A portrait of myself. That sounds so narcissistic. But I'd love to see how I look in the eyes of others. I've never had someone paint a portrait of me before. I recently finished reading 'The Swan Thieves' (which, fyi, is one of the best, breathtaking book I've ever read), a book about love and betrayal and all those complicated stuffs that's all revolved around a painting.

I'm always in awe when I stand in front of a real good portrait. Something that's so lifelike you feel like reaching out and you'd want to know the story behind the painting. I'm not good with art, and I don't really appreciate the eclectic form of art, but when it comes to portraits, I find them so mesmerizing. I mean, have you ever seen a portrait where the eyes conveys so much emotion, where the wrinkles tells you stories?

I've never had myself painted before. To see myself being drawn on a blank canvas. Now that would be interesting. I heard the posing would be tedious, no? You know what would be the greatest? If I were to visit Paris and sit in front of the Eiffel Tower and have someone paint me there. LOL. That would be a nice experience. Though I don't mind just sitting there in a studio and let a good artist paint me. And mind you, the 'good' in the artist is really important. I'd want a real, decent portrait. Not a cartoon version of me. XD

This is such a random post. I reread it and I think it made me sound crazy and very narcissistic. Oh well. You either love me or you hate me, right? ;)




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Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Sunshine.

{Because I love you guys so much to autopost everything I have in mind :D}

So the other day I was on my way back from KL to Penang. And I saw too very inspiring sights. Tried to take a pretty picture of it. It was more breathtaking in real life, but hey! at least I tried. We were hyperspeeding through the highway so you don't really expect me to take a steady, still picture, no?

This is the first picture. A burst of sunlight through the clouds. At that time, the sun was setting and the sky was quite orangey and it was getting darker. Then I looked up and saw it. How the clouds were blocking the last rays of sunlight and the rays seem to diffract through the clouds. It just awed me. And you guys know how much my mind love to wander, right? This made me think about how we should push through and not give up whenever we meet hurdles in our life. I know, I know. My mind's just weird like that.

And then minutes before the sun was setting I looked to my left and saw this. Oh. Em. Gee. No, it's not cause by the tint on my window. What is it, even? You know how when you drop oil onto water and it turns all rainbow-ish? Imagine that on the clouds. I was mesmerized and Go was all 'meh'-ish. Apparently I'm easily impressed :P I rarely ever see this! And it's not just one. There were speckles of it. And the sun was setting which makes it even prettier. You could see the orange sky on the bottom right of the picture.

{Okay. So I just googled things and I found out that the phenomenon above is called a cloud iridescence. It's quite uncommon, which means that I was really lucky. Oh. Em. Gee. I. Love. Being. Lucky. Where's my four leaf clover again? :D}

I think this post just goes to show how weird I am. Oh well. Haters gonna hate ;)





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Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Graphic prints!

{This is an automated post. If this is posted it means I'm still deprived from a good Internet connection.}

I love graphic-printed tees. It makes a statement. I'm not a fashionable person. I'm fine with tee shirt and jeans. And sneakers. Or maybe slippers. So a graphic-printed tee usually help in at least giving my outfit a wee bit personality. I'm not an accessory lover either. Earrings, meh. Bracelets, sometimes. Necklaces... Can someone gift me a very pretty necklace? XD

So the outfit above... Is something I wore just for fun. I found the skirt hiding somewhere in my closet, and was fairly surprised I could fit into it (I lost 8kg! Applause, anyone?). So I was like "I MUST wear this skirt today!" Then the first thing I saw in my closet was... the tee shirt. So yeah pair it up, I do! The flats was a raya gift from my brother. 

In case you're wondering...
Shirt : Aishop (it's an online shop :D)
Skirt : Brandless. I think it's 5 years old already :P
Shoes : Payless.
Bag : Charles & Keith.

Of course a selca shot is necessary. Just to show you guys my million watt smile ;)





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Monday, September 3, 2012

Promise Yourself.

"Promise yourself to be so strong that nothing can disturb your peace of mind.

To talk health, happiness, and prosperity to every person you meet.

To make all your friends feel that there is something in them.

To look at the sunny side of everything and make your optimism come true.

To think only the best, to work only for the best, and to expect nothing but the best.

To be just as enthusiastic about the success of others as you are about your own.

To forget the mistakes of the past and press on to the greater achievements of the future.

To wear a cheerful countenance at all times and give every living creature you meet a smile.

To give so much time to the improvement of yourself that you have no time to criticize others.

To be too large for worry, too noble for anger, too strong for fear, and too happy to permit the presence of trouble.

To think well of yourself and to proclaim this fact to the world, not in loud words but in great deeds.

To live in faith that the whole world is on your side so long as you are true to the best that is in you."

I personally believe everyone should have something they'd live by. Some form of quote, or maybe a list of values, or a poem. I came across this poem a long time ago, and I have it in my phone, my diary, my documents... And this is what I live by. I may not live by it wholly every single day, but I try.

I do have to say that there's one line I don't really agree with, and that is the seventh line, which is to forget the mistakes of the past. Yes, we should forget it, but not before learning from it, and analyzing it thoroughly to ensure we won't repeat the past and make the same mistake. Then only can we move on and achieve greater achievements :)

I had a chat with my friend about the values one should possess in life recently, and I gave him this poem, and he went all "Not bad"-ish (this is the part where you're supposed to imagine the Barack Obama face and his meme :D), and gave me this list of values that he says he lives by. Which is intriguing. And one question popped into my mind : Does one's personality influence the value that one lives by? Or does the value that one choose to live by influence one's personality? My friend couldn't stop LOL-ing just cause I thought about this. I'm weird like that :P




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Sunday, September 2, 2012

Review : Rimmel London Stay Matte Foundation

So yesterday I went to 1 Utama to shop for heels. And foundation. My course requires us to look professional, prim and proper, so my lecturer was like "I know some of you don't like makeup, but at least put on some foundation and/or lipstick". Don't get me wrong. I love makeup. I just don't love to wear them out. Too much of a hassle. But I realized I never really had a decent tube of foundation (I've been leaning towards BB creams for no reason :P) before... So why not, right?

I wanted something cheap (cause I'm so totally not gonna use it all the time so no point buying an expensive one), but good. The BB cream from Maybelline was okay, but the coverage that it gave me was so little I didn't quite like it. And the BB cream from The Face Shop was also so-so (too thick for my liking, actually). I was looking for a foundation that sets well, and gives sheer coverage that won't make me look cakey and/or oily.

So I was walking around Watsons to look at the products they have and I came across this. I was actually leaning towards Loreal and Revlon but the shades of the foundation they had was either too dark/too light, and the coverage was very heavy. And when I was at the Rimmel section I loved their Lasting Finish 25 Hour Foundation but it was sold out! :( And so I looked down and came across this : the Rimmel London Stay Matte Foundation.

"Up to 12 hours natural shine control, for a fresh matte finish. With chamomile to help calm, cucumber to help clarify, and cotton to help control shine. Talc free, oil free, paraben free, fragrance free."

The texture of the foundation is a bit runny. I don't really have a problem with that but I know of some people who would. When I tried this out at the back of my hand I fell in love immediately. It felt so light, almost as if it was powdery, and the coverage was just like I like it. Enough to cover that little mole on my hand, but not so that it looks cakey. Plus it had a matte finish!

My face before the foundation. Notice my pimples and freckles on my cheeks? And also my forehead (it's not really visible here but in real life it's quite obvious)? And another problem I have with my face is that it oils really badly. Like after about an hour or two my T-zone area will be oily and shiny. Which don't make me look good at all :/

Me after the foundation. The lighting's the same. It's funny because my blemishes don't really show in pictures so it's really to compare. But the pimples and freckles on my cheeks is almost covered, and the area around my nose (which is always red cause of my allergies) isn't reddish at all. And my forehead looks much much clearer.

There are three things that I dislike about this product. One, the lack of SPF. So, as you all most probably know, I love the sun. I walk to and from uni, under the hot sun everyday, and even with an umbrella, I still get tanned. I was hoping to find a foundation with SPF in it so as to not look like a charcoal but oh well. 

Two, how fast the foundation dries up. I apply the foundation like I do my BB creams, first at the back of my hand and then on my face. But what I find is that with this foundation, by the time I put it on the back of my hand and dot my face with it, the one on the forehead would already dry up. So now I applied it on my finger, rub it together and apply it on my face directly.

Three, the smell of the foundation. I don't like things that smell. Either good or bad. Be it lipsticks, lip balms, foundation, eyeshadow, blush... I find it off-putting. The foundation smells like how compacts smells like. You know how compact powders always smell the same? That's how it smells like. 

I am in their tannest shade, 402 in Golden Beige. I actually thought I'd be in their 300, because with all the other brands, I'm usually in the second most tanned shade. But with this foundation and also the Lasting Finish one, I am in the darkest shade. So I guess it doesn't cater to anyone whose skin is tanner than mine? Do keep in mind that I'm more tanned (and more to the yellow side) than I look in pictures :)

I bought the foundation at Watsons for RM27.90. It was a discounted price, not really sure about the original price of the product. Rimmel products can be found at Watsons, AEON Jusco, Giant and Parkson outlets nationwide.




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Saturday, September 1, 2012

Food, glorious food.

So today I'm gonna talk about the thing I love the most : food! Mainly food from two restaurants. Las Vacas and IKEA.

Las Vacas Meat Shop, Mont Kiara
We came here right after arriving at KL and moving all the boxes into my room. Go came here once with his friend and he gave it his thumbs up so I was pestering him to bring us there. Well... Let's let the pictures do the talking :D
When I stepped into the restaurant I couldn't stop laughing. Cause it literally was a meat shop! Rows and rows of meat in coolers greeted us as soon as we stepped in. The walls were lined with sauces and olive oils and pictures of cow parts. You could come in and buy meat. They had all kinds of meat. Sausages, kobe, steaks, wraps...

We had cooked food, of course. The menu was simple. A few main courses for you to choose from. They have burgers, appetizers, etc. Ah! I regret not taking a picture of the menu :(
Beef wrap. When I ordered it, I actually expected something like a pita bread that has beef in it. But it turned out to be carrot and long bean wrapped in beef. It may look sad but it's tasty. It really is. The beef is juicy. The sauce tastes good. The vegetables are tender. Yummy! They sell it in frozen form too :)

This is me. Looking extremely tired. Hey, you can't blame me! It was a 4-hour drive. And I was hungry. And just... tired. :P

Go's chicken burger. Their burger is nice. The chicken is juicy. And the bun tastes good. And the sauce was nice. With a good amount of vege. And the fries are good too! (I'm crazy about fries. In case you didn't know :P)

This is Go. Savoring his tasty food. 

This is bro's lamb burger. It tasted good too. But with the aftertaste that comes with lamb.

The burger here is weighed by grams. If I'm not mistaken, it starts from 100g, and you could choose between that or 200g/300g. I don't know which one did my bros choose. But other than burgers, they had lots of other food too!

IKEA
Need I say more? I guess IKEA is well-known for it's food. I just thought I could show it to people who've never tasted it. We went there to buy some stuffs for my room. (A mirror which I broke the second day after putting it up :(... Anyone wanna sponsor me a mirror? :D)

This is the breaded chicken cutlet with coleslaw and fries. The chicken wasn't bad. But the portion was too much for one person. The crust is very thick, and so is the chicken itself. So by the time I finished this my stomach was about to burst. And you know what they say about too much of a good thing, right?

Chicken wings! I love their chicken wings. It has a hint of spiciness to it. And it tastes good. Crisp. But I love Pizza Hut's wings more :P

Meatballs! I think this is their signature dish. When we mention IKEA people would instantaneously think of their meatballs. I actually don't quite like it :P I love eating the fries with the sauce though. But the meatballs, not as much. I have this thing with chicken balls and meat balls. Don't like them as much as I do fish balls and crab balls XD

Go's chicken and pasta. He said it was good. Didn't even leave me a bite :( But bro said it was good too. And mm also said the same thing, so I guess it's really good. The sauce is flavorful, and the chicken is tasty, and it's just the right portion.

Mm's salmon. She said it didn't tasted as nice as she expected. Because the sauce had close to no flavor at all. But at least it didn't make her stomach blow up :P

I'm craving for IKEA's cake though. The one with the Daim. Is it seasonal? Cause I've been to IKEA a whole lot of times and not see it anywhere :( Can anyone get it for meeee? :D

So... This is it. :D Are you hungry yet? Cause I certainly am! Just looking at these pictures can make my stomach grumble. Oh well. I'd have to drag someone to go have some wings and beef wraps! :P

That's me. In case any of you forgot :P I hope my auto-posts are keeping you guys entertained! I will blog whenever possible, and the upcoming (un-auto-posted) blog post will most probably be about my orientation. Which was tiring. But extremely fun! :D I didn't take any pictures, so I'll dig around Facebook to find some :P





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Pore strips? Meh.

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Okay. So my brother loves using pore strips. He loves seeing his blackheads/whiteheads getting stuck to the strips. He don't feel any pain when the strips are pulled. I used to love it too. It gets me all giddy looking at the whiteheads I defeated. But now? Now I know better.

I remember using the Biore Nose Strips and reviewing them. On that day, I was surprised at the amount of whiteheads that came out of the nose strips. AND I loved it. So I did a great review on them. Plus, both my brothers seemed to love them... So what's not to love, right? WRONG! The next day, a huge pimple popped out on my nose. I didn't really relate the pimple with the pore strip, and I continued using them (once a month, max).

So about two weeks ago I used the Watsons Nose Strips, and a pimple popped out the next day! And I thought about why it would happen (you know, if I didn't wash my face/if I'm having my period), and it struck me. The nose strips. Yes, they removed the dreaded blackheads and whiteheads. BUT they made me look like Rudolf the red-nosed reindeer! And I thought about all the times I used the nose strips. And I knew they were the culprits. I used the black and the white-coloured Biore ones, the liquid LoveMore one, and the white-coloured Watsons one, and all of them broke me out wherever I placed the strips at.

Now, I'm not saying these strips ain't great. My thick-nosed brother loves it, and I don't blame him for loving it. But I just can't stand having pimples on my nose. I think it's just me. And my T-zone. So if using the pore strips don't make you break out, good for you! I'm just 'sayin. And I did some research, and it turns out pore strips aren't meant to be used for more than once every fortnight (thank god I only use them once a month). And using it increases your risks for broken capillaries (which aren't reversible... the horror!).

So if you have very sensitive skin, don't use it. I have combination skin, and my T-zone don't break out often and/or oil a lot, and yet the pore strips sill caused me some problem. Why risk it? If you do want to remove your blackheads and your whiteheads, try exfoliating. It works just as well :) Or maybe you could get a professional extraction from those facial experts.

Thinking about it now, my nose has always itch really badly after I remove the pore strips. And it hurts real bad when I'm removing it too. I'm doing it the same way I'm doing it on my brother, so there shouldn't be a problem with how I apply and/or remove it... SO my conclusion is... It's the pore strips :P




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