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Sunday, July 31, 2011

You must Exfoliate!

The very important thing that many people tend to forget, is to exfoliate.

To exfoliate is to remove dead skin cells and impurities on the surface via chemical or mechanical abrasion.

Mechanical exfoliation can be done using sugar, salt crystals, crushed seeds, loofah etc. whereas chemical exfoliation can be done using enzymes, salicylic acid, malic acid, etc.

Freeman's pomegranate sugar body scrub

you can add your shower gel and exfoliate using the loofah too

Watson' Sakura Bella Body scrub

Body Shop's passion fruit Body scrub

Many of the exfoliatants that we can find in the market combines both mechanical and chemical means of exfoliating.

Exfoliating should be done at least once or twice a week.

By performing exfoliation, we are able to get rid of the dead skin cells lying on top of our epidermis, making way for our skin cells to regrow efficiently.

Furthermore, by removing the dead skin cells, the chances of having an acne outbreak is reduced.

But remember NEVER to use body scrubs on your face! It's a known fact, but some people still do it

Bio-essence's Nuteen Blackheads away gel. Contains salicylic acid

Freeman's Enzyme Mask

St. Ives Fresh Skin Exfoliator with crushed apricot seeds

Note : Don't exfoliate in the morning or afternoon. Only do it in the evening or at night.
This is so because the dead skin layer on top of your epidermis acts as a minor shield towards sun rays. Having it removed,  your skin becomes more prone to solar damage leading to sagging, premature aging, discolourisation, etc.
But if you insist, make sure you finish off with a sunblock of at least spf 30 and PA++

Mentholatum's Sun Play with SPF 130 

And yes, exfoliating helps reveal brighter and healthier-looking skin

Saturday, July 30, 2011

How to pronounce Carrefour

I bet most of you are getting this wrong

Contrary to popular belief, Carrefour is NOT pronounced 'care-for'

The correct way to pronounce it is 'car-foo'

Carrefour is French, which explains why the pronunciation is so.

Then some of you may say, "There's nothing wrong with pronouncing Carrefour as 'care-for'."

Of course, it's not wrong. But would you ever pronounce Chanel as 'channel'?

Wouldn't it be weird to do so?

Yes, it's weird

So if you would never pronounce Chanel as 'channel', you might want to start pronouncing Carrefour the right way too

Friday, July 29, 2011

Lady Million by Paco Robanne

Lady Million by Paco Robanne is the feminine counterpart of 1 million.

Similar to 1 Million, Lady Million's notes are really sweet, but not overwhelmingly so.

Lady Million is a very suitable fragrance to define a playful, yet classy woman.

Top notes : Bitter orange, raspberry

Middle notes : Arabian jasmine, orange flower

Base notes : Honey, patchouli

Unlike many other feminine fragrances out there, Lady Million does not smell like a shampoo or soap.

If you are in your twenties, and looking for a good night perfume, you should consider trying Lady Million.

Note : Lady Million has very strong lasting power. It's top notes are known to last until 1 and a half hours. So make sure you don't over-spray this fragrance, or it could possibly be very nauseating

Homosexuality and morality

I remember the last time I was having Moral studies in uni, my lecturer said, apart from divine commandment theory (religious views), there isn't other moral views that states that homosexuality is wrong.

Then, this boy raised his hands and said, homosexuality is immoral because it's against utilitarianism (the view that an action is moral if its satisfies everyone). His opinion is that, homosexuality is an eyesore and its painful to the eye to watch two men kissing or holding hands.

Then my lecturer was like "Nobody ask you to see also"

Despite that, the boy kept persisting that homosexuality is immoral because it's an eyesore.

Then, I came up to argue that his "eyesore" point of view is not based on ethics, but aesthetics. This is so because he kept arguing that homosexuality is wrong because it's an unpleasant sight, not anything else.

If aesthetics were to determine morality, wouldn't the world be a sadder and more superficial world than it already is?

And it's really silly to judge morality based on aesthetics in the first place. If morality is determined by what pleases the eyes, then aren't slim people moral, while people having problems with weight immoral?

And people with big eyes are moral. People with small eyes, on the other hand are not

And if morality is based on aesthetics, beautiful people will always be moral, whereas, the so-called ugly people will always be immoral.

Do you want to live in a world like this?

If you wouldn't want to, stop condemning others simply because you consider them an eyesore.

If you still think homosexuality is immoral because it's unpleasant to your eyes, then everyone in the world has every single right to think you are immoral simply because your ugly face is an eyesore.

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Tutti Frutti Frozen Yogurt

So today, I went to shop in 1 Utama (the best mall in Malaysia IMHO)

While I was walking, I suddenly craved for something cold and sweet to savour. Then I saw this :

Tutti Fruity Frozen Yoghurt!

Since there seems to be so many benefits, I decided to try lah

Tutti Frutti adopts the self-service concept. You are allowed to choose and mix any flavours you want, and you can add toppings too! :D

so how do you start?

1. First, you choose a paper bowl

The paper bowls come in 3 sizes :

small (orange)
medium (green)
large (pink)

2. After choosing your bowl, you can now choose the flavours you want

This is the "death by chocolate" flavour. You dispense the frozen yogurt by pulling down the lever, and placing your bowl directly under the dispenser.

the "Fine-apple" flavour

the "Royal Red Velvet" flavour

The "Tutti Frutti Original" flavour

The Vanilla flavored frozen yogurt

The Kiwi flavored frozen yogurt

The "Yo-yogurt" flavour

3. After choosing and mixing your frozen yogurts, you can add your toppings

you can choose to add chocolate syrup, caramel or strawberry syrup

You can add some fruits in there too. They have litchis, strawberries, grapes, peaches, kiwis, bananas, nata de cocos, etc. for you to choose from!

And if you love candies, you can add some marshmallows or oreos :D

4. After adding your toppings (optional) it's time for you to weigh and pay. 
In Tutti Frutti, they charge you by weight

So here's what i got for myself :

For my yogurt I chose : Yo-yogurt, Royal Red Velvet, and TF Original

For my toppings : Strawberries, a slice of peach, caramel, and choc syrup

The price : RM 19.60


Friggin' expensive. Maybe I took too much D:

Overall, the frozen yogurt was OK
It tastes exactly like the yogurt we can find in the market, just that the texture is different.

But the frozen yogurt really complimented the strawberries. I would be lying if I said I didn't enjoy them

If you love yogurt, you should try this, but make sure you have enough money in your wallet
(I almost ran out of money. haha)

 If you're wondering where you can find this in 1U, it's somewhere behind Chanel and opposite Poney/Cotton On

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Fake Louis Vuitton

I never liked LV
You may think its classy and all that, but to me, I'd rather get something from Burberry instead.

Then one day, I saw my aunt carrying this LV bag

Of course this is not a pic of my aunt lah! *duh*

So then I asked my mom "Why don't you get LV?"

And my mom replied "So expensive. How can i spend so much money on just a handbag?"

"People like us take LV also no point one lah", interrupted my father

"Why leh?" I asked expecting another typical lecture on how money should not be spent on material goods. Instead, he said something very clever that remained in my memories for years to come

"If you're not rich, people will think the LV you are using is fake, even if it's original. And if you're rich, people will always think it's original, even if it's fake"

What my dad meant was at first glance lah. Tak kan you gonna scrutinize every woman's LV to see whether its fake or not kan?

Petaling Sreet, the fake LV paradise

And if you are one of those lala aunties, wearing rainbow-coloured tubes, printed "Disco girl. Boom Boom. XOXO" and can be heard from miles away, don't even bother getting a fake LV thinking others might fall for it.

You ain't fooling anyone

Monday, July 25, 2011

I love Final Fantasy 9

I just finished playing the whole game of Final Final Fantasy 9 (for the fifth time)

Seriously, Final Fantasy 9 is such an amazing game!

The storyline, the breath-taking medieval scenes, the strong character development; They should make a movie out of it!

I was really disappointed when they made a movie out of Final Fantasy 7 instead of 9. 

Eitherway, Advent Children is a terrible movie. So perhaps it's a blessing in disguise that the makers did not make a movie out of FF9, or else FF9's reputation will definitely be tarnished :)

In case you're wondering why I haven't been updating much of my blog recently, that's coz I'm busy playing FF9!


Friday, July 22, 2011

1 Million by Paco Robanne

1 Million by Paco Robanne is not your average men's perfume.

With it's rather intense floral and fruity notes, 1 million is very well known for its sweet scent.

This is an unconventional perfume that only brave men can pull off.
Men who are too timid or egoistic about their masculinity will never be able to wear this

Top notes :
peppermint, blood orange, grapefruit

Middle notes :
cinnamon, rose, blond leather

Base notes :
patchouli, amber, whitewoods

Advertisement for 1 million

You MUST try this fragrance.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

The Devil Wears Prada

I was born in a small town called Taiping.

Everything in Taiping is simple and cheap.

The most expensive brand i knew when i was a teenager in Taiping was Nike

Then in 2006, this movie : The Devil Wears Prada was released

The moment I saw the trailer on TV,
the first thing I did was to search the dictionary for the word "Prada"

And I never found the meaning.


the lalamui/lalazai test

Asians are well known for their asian fashion.

The bling, the vivacious colours, the sparkles, and the layers. That's the so-called Asian fashion

Singaporeans and Malaysians came up with this derogatory term to define these particular group of people : lalamui for the girls and lalazai for the boys

But, what determines whether you are lala or not?

So here's a short and simple test.

Take a look at the pics of this shoes. Are they lala (yucky) or are they fabulous?

What do you think?

Take some time to think about it.

Here's the deal. They're all Louboutin shoes.



*what's Louboutin?*
I hope you did not ask that. you can go google that up if you want.

So the thing is, there are two types of people when it comes to high fashion.

People who have true high fashion taste regardless of brands, and people who pretend to have high fashion taste by looking at the brands

For the first type, if they hate it, they'll hate it

But, for the second type, they'll hate anything they want, but the moment they discover the brand, they try to justify means to like it. 

So what about the lala thingy?
It's nothing but a trap to test you guys.
I mean, some of you may initially say it's lala and continue to condemn them. But the moment you find out it's actually Louboutin, you start to find excuses like 'the pic wasn't clear', or 'i did not see the shoes clearly'.
Then you'd start praising the shoes, and comment how fantabulous the colours are.

I mean I don't mind these type of people. But it gets really annoying when they start to condemn the fashion taste of others, while their "good brands = good fashion" taste is equally questionable as well.

So if you enjoy making fun of others, you might want to take a moment to look at yourself first :P

That's all for this post, and pardon me if I injured your ego XD