Tuesday, September 25, 2012


I love curls on hair! It's so versatile, you can bun it up easily or let loose for a casual look for perhaps a half up romantic look! However, pretty thing needs maintenance, especially if you want to have nicely curled locks!

Ever since I permed my hair, I have to diligently use conditioner to make my hair softer and then use the hair oil to give the extra smooth and shine.

I am currently using this Loreal Smooth Intense which is an anti-frizz leave in serum. What I like most about this serum is that it smells good and it's not overly oily for my oily scalp. As for the anti frizz, it doesn't really tame my stubborn frizz.

After applying the serum, I used the mousse recommended by my hair stylist - Armina Spice Form in Hard.

The reason she recomended me is because I have frizzy hair and using the "hard" mousse is suppose to help with the frizz a bit. I like this mousse though it's slighly pricy, around RM68 for this bottle if my memory did not fail me.

First is the bottle cap design, it's a twist to open design which is good for me that I don't have to pick up the dropped capped

The mousse smells good, doesn't have the plunging alcohol smell you get in most mousse and it feels very thick and I normally will need about 2 handful of foam for the whole hair. And mind you, I do have a lot of hairSSS. Almost every stylist that I went to said that I have a lot of hair! (The one that didn't complaint is because she used to cut my mom's hair and that's y she already know that I got the genes from her!)

After finishing this mousse, I went on to try another moussefrom Vidal Sasson. Why I didn't stick to the Arimino? Well, never try never know, I am greedy and always think that there should be something better out there! But I am wrong on this bet. I didn't like this Vidal Sasson mousse, it has a strong amonia smell and I must apply the mousse in the bathroom so that it doesn't stink my room! Second, the product is too dilute, when I apply it to my hair.... i don't feel it gives a nice coat, and I often have to put 4-5 handful of foam to the whole hair, i reckon it's about double the volume I need from Armino. And yet, the effect is not so good.

I am now just done with this mousse and starting a lookout on the 3rd mousse already. Till then, I shall keep you updated!

Monday, September 17, 2012

Bread Person

Bread and cakes have always been my favorite since young! I remember taking on a part time job after PMR as a shop assistant in a bakery shop. During the first few days, I was soooooo excited remembering the names of the bread and cakes as well as learning on how to wrap the cake box with the typical red ribbon.

By the end of 2 months (almost) I developed a fear towards cake already. Coz every night I would go home smell like a cake! Till now, I still can remember that phobia.

During my uni days, I remember that I went on crazy about bread! I am normally a $$ concious person, but when it comes to bread, I'll just pick what I like and pay at the check out. Of course there are days where I've spent a lil more on bread, but I'll just try to balance it from other expenses.

Fast forward till last weekend, I was at one of my favourite bakery - Lavender choosing bread for my next day breakfast. I found something and join the beeline to queue. Suddenly, when i looked at the inner side of the shop, it strike me that why I didn't go to that section to check out?!! As they would put the freshly baked item there. So I put back my choice and when to that section to choose.

I think in less than 2 mins, my eyes were fixed on this bread? Love at first sight you may call it. Without hessitation, i took one on my tray and I was trying to check out the price but non avail... but never mind la, it shouldn't be that expensive rite?

When I arrived at the cash register, I requested them to slice the loaf for me and then I turn my head to look at the cash register, thinking why the cashier is so slow coz the register is showing RM20. After a 2 second wait, I cannot tahan, so i asked, how much and the cashier mention RM20 in a friendly tone. Gosh I was shocked! Yes I admit, i am shocked, RM20 for this loaf of bread???? But what to do, it'd be too embarassing to say No by now.

Then I survey the shop a bit, and I found these ---

Champion bread! No wonder so expensive! So when I reached the car, I couldn't help but wanting to taste a slice. First bite, OMG!! It;s been a really long time that I have a bread that surprises me! The texture if soft but firm... it's like those memory foam, It's soft but u know it's densely packed! and for 5 minutes, I couldn't really tell what's inside the bread! This is even more interesting. By the time I am done with the whole slice, I think they are using a different flour, and I am not sure if they did put dried "longan" in the bread? And there's a faint alcohol inside?

I must say, I tried very hard to resist myself from finishing the whole bread. I think if not because SomeOne stopped me from finishing the bread, I would have finished the whole loaf that night itself!

I am tempted to get another loaf.... But at RM20.... my heart ache a lil. Hmmm since my birthday is coming, perhaps I shall discuss with my SomeOne to trade the birthday cake with 2 loaf of Champion bread?

Thursday, September 13, 2012

To get or not to get?

So the new phone is out, the question now is TO GET OR NOT TO GET?

As usual, Malaysia does not fall under the first wave, what about 2nd hit? Sorry, not in the list. So when will the phone hit Malaysia shore? Some said Dec, some said 6 months later. I don;t know, but I do hope it will come in faster!

Of course, there are some planning to get it from our good neighbor, SINGAPORE. But without the nanosim, the most that the phone is to perform like a minipad relying on WIFI connection? I was told wrong! apparently if you have a mini-Sim, congratulations, you can try to cut it to nano-Sim. Don't ask me how, as my phone is still using the small chip version of sim!

Side track a bit, phone sim used to be as big as a credit card, and now it became nanosim? I'm amazed by technology! At the same time, I am afraid! Will there be a day where I am very outdated and doesn't know how to handle the gadjets just like some uncle aunty that is not PC literate?

Another issue to consider is the provision of LTE, So far none of the telco in MY is able to provide this as yet. Last heard, Ms Red and Banana man is still busy upgrading their backbone and putting LTE on testing phase. Anyhow, I sure hope the days of LTE arrive faster.

So with all these limitation, am I still getting the Phone? I shall discuss with my Financial Controller and see what he has to comment on this.

Till then, have a great LONG weekend!

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

My next target...

The wide spread rumours in the tech world this few days.... the "friendly" apple is announcing something next week? Will it be the one I am eyeing on? Well let's see.....

photo source: http://www.techradar.com/news/phone-and-communications/mobile-phones/new-iphone-5-release-date-news-and-rumours-721534

Monday, September 3, 2012

Has technology bring us closer?

When internet start to pick up with the heat, I thought it was really great! Coz suddenly I can get in touch back with a lot of friends, I get to email my bosom friends, I get to chat with the Hi-Bye friend and often I am surprised by the Six degrees of separation theory and found out that this internet friend of mine is indeed so and so's friend as well. Back then I am really amazed....

Throughout the years, technology has evolved till a point whereby people can share everything easily with the birth of facebook, blogspot, twitter, pinterest... etc. More a higher/ closer level of engagement, blog writting has become a trend. Some people blog about their daily lives, some brag about their travelling experience, some shared about their beauty box and some boast about their gastronomic adventures.

Walk into a restaurant/ cafe/ kopitiam, you can easily spot people take pictures of everything! Their ceiling, fan, spoon, menu, food and etc. For me, i dont quite like about this. You see, I like to eat my food immediately when it's served (unless I need to wait for someone out of politeness). I always can't help but immediately pick up the chopstick to start eating. Often I hear a sharp instruction coming "Hey, don't eat that first, I need to take pictures of it" ok okay. There I gotta put down my chopstick and start staring the food imagining how delicious it would be while waiting for the food to be photographed at different angle!

Another common scene in a restaurant would be a bunch of people sat down, ordered their food and then everyone starts to take out their gadjets to "check in", "tweet", "post photos and tag people" and then they would start to "whatsapp" or "line" or whatever. My personal encounter would be after being seated, my partner would take out his phone, and start chatting away happily and when I asked if he wanted to order anything, he will simply browse the menu then order and then paid his attention fully to the phone! If you ask me, I feel neglected! So what do I do? Complaint? No that won't work, coz his ear would be shut off. Nothing to do, I would have to dig my phone and start facebooking.

So, Has technology bring us closer? I would say technology has shorten the gap between people. But it has also causes less close interaction between people. For Eg, when you have a friend decided to take up an overseas job, you may not feel the difference as after the farewell dinner, you can still FB, whatsapp or tweet with him/ her immediately when s/he touch down. However when it's a gathering where everyone should gather and talk... there bound to be one or two person start taking out the phone to start playing with it.

As the saying goes, there's always 2 side of a coin, depending which side are you seeing.