Thursday, May 24, 2018

Yogyakarta Day 2 - From Nava K To You


Eventually and finally. My lifelong, for the years I have been stalling mission, my many years put on hold mission eventually became reality. Borobudur (Borobudur & Yogyakarta Travel Guide) finally, yippee-yeh, listed as an achievement on my travelling wonder lust. What’s the big deal, are you asking me? Excuse me? Of course, it is definitely a big deal for an average ordinary Malaysian like me. Malaysians like me, we not only juggle between our high daily financial commitment and monthly cost of living, we mind you, have to provide for our aged parents and siblings who are money dependent on us as well. Only thereafter, anything extra we struggle to save bit by bit is kept aside as our money revenue for exploring the world.Trust me, unlike our current generation who are money pampered and money handed out in a silver platter by parents, or dolls who hassle money from sugar daddies, for us, in our fifties, its our hard earned precious money. Money by right we should be keeping aside for our old age instead of travel spending because, as I have already said before (Attractions In Penang), expect no much from children who won't hesitate dumping you when you can't fan for yourself, Sadly, this is the reality bullet from our supposedly educated, professional and earning well Generation Y.     

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Clinique Take The Day Off Cleansing Balm


God! I hate it. I hate it when people preach inside beauty of ours is more relevant compared to our outside beauty. Are you kidding me? Are you agreeing to this, what the hack, one hack of a confusing within inside us hack of a beauty statement? You actually believe it? Beats me why. Can you for once, for my sake, for once stop believing the wise cracks who keep harping on prettiness inside. As if we really don't know people actually, yes they do, judge us by our outside beauty? As if we don't know our face persona is a matter of relevance for every opportunity, for love, for friendship and for our own beauty happiness? Of course. Stop doubting yourself. Our face is without a doubt the first attraction. The first thing people notice even before nothing more, nothing less. Listen. I am not saying we must look drop dead gorgeous, but potentially a clean and clear skin says a lot about the person we are. Doesn’t it say we take charge of ourselves? Absolutely. Nevertheless, the choice by right, by your birth right, by far is yours. If you prefer to look run down, shabby and beauty unruly, by all means, go ahead. Who am I, neither do I want or should I decide on your behalf? Whether you prefer to look beauty tattered or you want to keep it going by putting effort in looking presentable, its up to you. 

Saturday, May 5, 2018

Attractions In Penang - Nava K Spotted


Penang! Absolutely Penang indeed. No, no, not another of my Penang trip-tripping rolled out from my sleeves. It is in fact, the continuity, can you still remember my previous Penang pitching? Remember, I also included my the bitchy me the bitchy side of me? I told you about my long winded family ties and my love getting harder and tougher as the years are heading further in our fifties (Penang Sightseeing Guide, Penang Food Guide & The Wembley Hotel)? Family ties I think is a never ending hard to shallow reality, whether from your side of the family or in-laws? Once I start talking, there will be no end to family ties. Even marriage, I reckon over the years can be quite a thing. Travelling together by far is not the same anymore once the years catches up on us. I know. I anyway have been someone who have been travelling on my own, of course, thrown in our every now and then marriage love rekindling travelling. But the years to marriage can take a toll, trust me, marriage in our fifties is a different kinda phase. Bones lacking in strength, energy already eaten up, in return our lacking in stamina, our patience dwelling down and the years to adjusting to each other for the better or for the worst. I really can't speak on your behalf, I personally find that either we accommodate and respect our spouses decision to staying put in the room or we literally force them, or we do sightseeing on our own. 

Sunday, April 29, 2018

Mama Kim Sauna Mee - Kota Kemuning, Shah Alam


Been around. Mama Kim Sauna Mee has been around for as long as I can remember. Even before I stepped foot, I am now of course kinda one of the permanent fixtures in Kota Kemuning. Known as Ben's Cafe during the initial years, thereafter, sorry guys, let me blame it on my half a century age, hopefully it is a valid reason, I can't recall what other names followed by, in tandem to perhaps new management as well. Yet, I am absolutely sure within the vicinity of Kota Kemuning industrial area, signboard noticeable from the main road and within the same compound of Herbaline. Same facade, as how it used to be back then, perhaps some touch-ups here and there, nothing no prominent though and menu retained to its originality for featuring "health is wealth" dining experience. However, unlike those years when you were served by mostly foreign workers, it is now "Muhibbah" staff. One up for Mama Kim Sauna Mee, according to yours truly, and if I am not mistaken, Sauna Mee has taken a central leap as the food item and a tiny cup of Hot Lemongrass is no longer on the house complimentary. Hot Lemongrass on the other hand is now menu listed. Meaning, you have to pay, of course portion is bigger. Trust me, Hot Lemongrass is worth every sip. My all time fav. Refreshing and soothing for almost instantly waking up every inch and pound of your food senses. You won't regret. I can assure you. Darn good in this still as ever popular eatery which draws dozens of dozens of mainly Chinese customers. Maybe, every now and then, you will bump into an Indian like me.   

Monday, April 23, 2018

Olay Total Effects 7 In One Night Cream


Night Cream. Night-Night Cream before we call it a night for waking up to beauty button lighted up or for repairing and maintaining our skin. Remember, we did speak about night cream before? (Garnier Light Restore Night Cream). Yes everyone. We sure did. I also made it a point in sharing my personal opinion why it is essential for us to know the difference between a day cream and a night cream? Of course, I can still recall. I hope you have digested the fact to not applying night cream in the morning? Good for you! But, if I am not mistaken, I think we are yet to addressed the other night cream factual in hand. Very straightforward, straight to the point of finding out, at what age should night cream be introduced, as part and parcel, as one the products in our daily beauty care basket? Anyone can tell me? Any opinion anyone? Go ahead. I am all ears for learning from you. If you are asking me, I really can’t nail a spot-on answer. I only started using night cream in my late forties. Then again, I guess there is no right and wrong. It’s all up to you. No one should or must or can stop you because night cream beauty sustaining and beauty enhancing is never a lost. Let alone, night cream is not targeted at a specific age group (My Fifties - I Call The Short And Long Shorts).  

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Borobudur - Yogyakarta (From Nava K To You)


12am to 3am. 3 hours of Nava K’s cat nap. Fairly fair I suppose. As it is, sleeping is hell for me on most days, sometimes, every now and then, its no doubt an appreciated my bed at home heaven, but no matter what, no matter how many times I sleep alone while travelling, this madness of scary shit sleeping alone is still bitchy. Nevertheless, the few hours of to and fro from Malioboro Street (Yogyakarta Indonesia), forget not I was up from bed so early for catching my flight and trust me, in and out of airports can get tiring as well, I think did justice for sleep knocking me. Jumping out of bed at the ring of my phone almost instantly, worried if I will keep the rest waiting, I showered, I sipped into the coffee at my own service in my room and I came down to the lobby where I collected the packed breakfast. Sandwiches and some cut fruits in a plastic container. No buffet breakfast on this day because we had to depart by 4.00am for Borobudur Sunrise Watching. And so we did. Sharp on the dot, maybe give in and gave, our 45 minutes journey, approximately, to Central Java landed us in Borobudur.  

Friday, April 13, 2018

Penang Sightseeing Guide - (Rainbow SkyWalk & Armenian Street)


Oh-My-Penang! Penang, as far as I know, has never been a boring place even from those days. Penang in tandem with its water forefront I sincerely reckon is one of the captivating factors for not only Westerners, I bet you will bump into them, primarily in Batu Ferringhi, even I as a Malaysian can't stop awing at Penang as my sea paradise.

Ferry crossing from mainland or driving through Penang Bridge by itself is an opener to Penang ushering me in a splendid manner. That’s why maybe, each and every time I return to Penang, I keep falling high over heels in love with "The Pearl Of The Orient" (Penang Thaipusam & Penang Part 3). Worst come to worst, forget about everything else, staying put in a room facing Penang Sea is already a stress reliever for me, but, do bear in mind traffic madness and parking may drive you up the wall. Especially during public holidays, weekends, school holidays or even daily office hours. Unless of course, you won't mind walking many miles, or as I have already said, get yourself into a water front room and do nothing except laze by the beach.  

Monday, April 9, 2018

Lakme Absolute White Intense Wet & Dry Compact (Beige Honey)


Wait. Can you wait? Thank you. I'm not done yet with my Lakme love. Guess what was in store for me after I picked up Lakme 9 to 5 Lip & Cheek Color & Botaneco Trio Oil Body Lotion? Honestly, not something I expected. Not at all. Like they always say, expect the unexpected when you least expect, Lakme SA walked up to me and handed over this Lakmé Absolute White Intense Wet and Dry Compact. Seriously everyone, I went like, oh-wow, oh-my. Alright, alright, I get it. I hear you. Obviously I'm aware it’s just a tester. So what? Why shouldn’t I pinch myself? It’s a new, untouched, unspoiled virgin compact. All I had to do is get the casing. But I didn't. Whatever for? I am not one of those vein-pots who can't hold themselves from powdering in the public, and this compact, call it a two way cake or dual purpose powder if you want, I think is still well secured in the rather study plastic casing for avoiding dust from travelling inside. The best part of it all, it came with the same velvet black pouch you will get when you purchase a new one.     

Thursday, April 5, 2018

Restoran Seafood Li Ming - Kota Kemuning, Selangor


How aptly. Each time there’s a family lovingly, supposedly, coming together celebration, Kota Kemuning seemingly is the prime location. I am not complaining. Not at all. Sincerely, I am without a doubt really fine. No reason for getting worked up because Kota Kemuning is our almost 15 years territory. Looks like I have let the cat out of the bag as well, catch it if you can, we don't have worry about driving far out and somehow or rather, its also our call which eatery it should be. Maybe due to I am known as an adventurous foodie, just guessing, not absolute, or its a matter of convenience to the rest. Whichever, I really am unsure, for this another "in laws must be put as priority", whether you like it or not, the moment you settle down, I could think of none except Restaurant Li Ming. Listed as one of the food pridefulness of Kota Kemuning, yet to be known, but what became prior frustrating is calling them at the hand-phone for two days in a row. God! Wonder why no one bothered to pick up, until I knew I am wasting my time. I gave up. Subsequently, I popped by in person for booking a table for 12 adults and 3 kiddos, at the same time, I prior ordered the dishes and paid an upfront of RM200.00.  

Saturday, March 31, 2018

Yogyakarta - Indonesia ( Nava K's Travel Guide)


God save me please! Yes, only god potentially can. Are you wondering why? Lemme tell you. Each and every time I travel, forget about me carrying home bundles of travelling experiences, what is a shocker on the other hand is the envy and jealousy of people. Seriously everyone, I can't get it. Nevermind if they travel, nevermind if they are travelling all the time and nevermind if they are constantly social media sharing where their fun-fantastic, globe trotting wonder lust is, of course all beautifully displayed. But when its my turn, damn, you should hear the comments. In fact, even my part time cleaners have indirectly sounded I am a lady of leisure until I don't dare show them I am on the verge of packing my travelling bags (Osaka Japan). Additionally, I have stopped with telling anyone I will be away, including my family, because, trust me, it does get ugly behind my back. Everyone obviously is under the impression I am a rich lady. So much so, people are not shy in messaging me for borrowing money. Come of it people. Give me a break please. 

Monday, March 26, 2018

Penang Food Guide - My Food Story


Endless debate. Constant debate. We can go on and go and debate on which state within Malaysia is the best food paradise. Ask the Penangites and they won’t stop swearing till the end that Penang definitely must be recognized. In fact, many claim nothing like food from the land of Penang. Of course, even Nava K won’t deny. Penang is undoubtedly a food paradise and where you can not only eat none stop, but literally till your stomach most probably can be busted. Basically, its eat till you drop. Anywhere for the matter. From the high end posh restaurants to the street stalls. Choices are massively aplenty mind you. All you gotto to do is drive around or walk the streets for trying out whichever lures you, whether you live to eat or eat to live. Food overall I must say is definitely our Malaysian profoundness. Trust me, we can eat and we can eat anytime of the day. Nothing is more important for us from the start and till the end of the day except food. 

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Osaka, Japan - Nava K Did It (Part 2)


Day 2 in Osaka (Osaka Part 1) was a curious case of Nava K and her other half-half. First thing first in the morning, after showering and getting ready for breakfast, we couldn’t find our room key. Hell hack! I clearly, if I am not mistaken, I remember leaving it on the table, but somehow we really didn't have any clue what was going on. Maybe, could it be the visit of the Japanese ghost while we were sound asleep? Sounds eerie right? I know. I swear I really thought because how can the key go missing just like that. Despite spending almost half an hour, searching high and low, until to the of extent looking under the bed, inside the toilet bowl and digging the waste paper basket, full of food rubbish, cigarette buds and what not, key still ended up as a mystery. Mind you, this is the heavy metal key and not the card. By then, time was already running short for breakfast, thus, we had no choice but give up and face the consequences. 

Saturday, March 17, 2018

Dr CHECK Cracked Heel Cream


Dr Check. Another doctor from Taiwan. I'll tell you later whether Dr Check Cracked Heel Cream was a major breakthrough for my feet, for the time being, I must knowledge thirst you. Maybe you already know, still, how can I keep my big mouth shut (Dr.WU Whitening Mask). You know me right? Lemme start in Taiwan, and then of course how can I not speak about Malaysia? Try throwing the smallest stone towards Taiwan, I bet it will be crushed stepped by multiple doctors at one go. Medical and PhD doctors as well. Malaysia is no better. Arguably and notably, the best doctors are those who carry bus loads or monorail train years of experiences. But seriously guys, those doctors I had to see when I fell sick for three months without having any clue what's wrong with me nearly ran me over the bus or monorail. As it is, I was imagining Satan is waiting to usher me to hell, until so close I was in writing down all my passwords, including my online banking for my other half-half, these doctors, mind you, almost made it possible. Each had his or her version why my health is not at its best.

Monday, March 12, 2018

Restaurant Double Joy - SS3, Petaling Jaya


Located across the narrow tight road, careful when you drive pass, and along the same row as Shiraz Wine Shop, I know the wine shop at the back of my hands, shhhh, don’t tell anyone I am the every now and then Indian drunkard, Restaurant Double Joy is another one of those no frill and basic in ambiance Chinese eateries (Siong Huat Bak Kut Teh Pork Klang). Abuzzed when we walked in during this lunch hour at about 1.40pm, oh-my, what a buzz. Glad we sat at the far end instead of occupying the tables close to the Chinese customers. These customers, believe me, were really loud, as though they are the "Terra Cotta Warriors". I could even hear them slurping, they must have been slurping a Chinese soup and not rasam/Indian pepper soup, and the banging of forks and spoons had to get to my ears as well from where I was seated. Nevermind, I guess we should ignore such a scenario when Chinese customers are letting go of their hunger, but in any case, whatever it may be, if you dining with your Indian friends in such a restaurant, do not for my sake speak in Tamil. As it is, when we walked in, stares came from all directions, as if we were the disguised legendary Indian robbers (Restoran Heong Kee Batu Caves). 

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Tsubaki Oil Extra Conditioner (Pure Camelia Oil)


Enough is enough. Enough of Brand A, Brand B or even Brand Z commercial conditioners for me. Seriously, I had put a major big full-stop to brands which I think are more suited for flowing hair, butts lifted up by corset, wonder bra cleavage and supposedly sweet young lolly dollings. Face of course is debatable. Beauty apps does it all, as if I don't know please, honestly, these dolls can take you for a joy ride on their hair beauty as well if you are slyly naive as them. But mind you, these dolls are so in demand by brands. Watch the advertisements and you will know what I mean. How sad! Beauty or even hair beauty is all about age. Anyway, lets just forget it because its no longer a head full of hair for us ladies in our fifties (Deesse's Elujuda Hair Oil & Revlon Uniq Hair Treatment). Grey I reckon is already our hair shade, I am into hair coloring too, I must also mention about my hair as dry as road side grass due to aging and already dried up long time ago eggs. The reality and nothing more to accepting the fact that our hair has aged with us. Of course, go ahead, I won't stop you. What are hair transplant centers for? Have money can literally fix anything. Hair on your head and even hair down there.   

Friday, March 2, 2018

Osaka, Japan - Nava K Did It (Part 1)


Osaka Day 1. Gonna be a whole day of walking we were already prior told. Henceforth, logically, I must pack my walking legs with lotsa food. I surely did. Walla! What else could have been a wonder morning start up for this lady except the massively tempting loads of the crispy fried crispy bacon. Super-duper my forever desire. Honestly, for once, after a long time, I pigged out. Buffet breakfast on this particular day (Kobe Japan) lemme tell you was a sheer Japanese pleasure. Crispy fried bacon, Japanese steamed cakes, half boiled egg with a dash of Japanese soy sauce and  I couldn’t possibly resist the coconut oil coffee. 

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

The Wembley - A St Giles Hotel in Penang (George Town)


Family. Generally, they are bundle of happiness. Maybe yes? Maybe no? I better not say anything more. Otherwise, as it is, I have already been branded as the negative person because I speak and write the truth, anything said any further, may trigger blogging sphere anger or social media anger. Then again, knowing myself well and wanting to remain as the person I am, I must still go ahead and say that you can fool the fools, the biggest fools, undoubtedly are your social media friends, Nava K definitely is not a fool. She, having been enlightened to her fifties age zone, she carries suitcases of family experiences. So please, can you please stop with trying to impress her by throwing flowery words on your family? Look, I am not questioning any of you. I agree, I must, I admit family is colourful, family is fun and family is ultra-sound-ultra-important. Yet you must, for a second or two, right now, I said now, ponder over how far further or close at arm distance family will be if you are penniless. Scary right? I know. Mum and dad most probably, even they are a question mark, still, I believe they won’t disown you. As long as you close your ears to their nagging, you can be assured of a roof and some food. But siblings? Keep dreaming. Dream on. Lucky you if your siblings won’t mind helping when money is a matter of crisis.     

Friday, February 23, 2018

Lakme 9 to 5 Mousse Lip & Cheek Color


The one and only brand I knew back then for kick starting my makeup trail. Lakme! Remember, can you recall my previous pitching on Lakme Enrich Satin Lip Color? So, I have already spilled all of it right? I did. What else should I tell you then? How about I walk you back to 37 years ago when I was a semi-ripe untouched virgin? Are you going like, oh-no, not another flash back Tamil movies kinda? Sorry guys! I can’t help it. I am an Indian in case you have figured out. The typical authentic yet liberal and trendy in my thoughts Indian (Restaurant D' Maduras Batu Caves). My Indian blood is so strongly embossed in my body, mind and soul until no matter what, it must forever trend closely like my backstabbing Indian best friends. But I strongly vouch it’s not going be another killing, chopping, raping or gun shooting Tamil movie scene. Infinitely, not a blood shedding Indian beauty story, yet one which caused mummy dearest to hit our Brickfields 100 quarters house roof (Copper Modern Brickfields), till the whole thing almost collapsed on my head. She couldn’t accept the fact that her rolly-polly daughter was cunningly and slyly using makeup behind her back. Don’t ask me how she knew. She knew, consequently, she ignited the fire to our massive, ugly and non-memorable makeup relationship. All hell literally broke loose.

Monday, February 19, 2018

Restaurant D' Maduras - Batu Caves, Selangor


God and me?  Me and god? I reckon we are best of friends in our own ways. We sincerely have come a long way. From the time I was literally forced by my mum to pray. As young as, if I am not mistaken, actually I can’t even recall at what age, yet, one thing is absolutely certain. If I didn't pray, nor help mum in cleaning the altar, mum will get really angry and trust me, you wouldn't like mum when she's angry. Speak about Indian mothers those days? Scary oh-boy or oh-girl! Not to say the current generation of mums are not tyrants, these dollings, trendy, modern and social media Indian mums however undoubtedly are a different category all together. Mothers who will ensure daughters obtain highest education, never mind, who cares if you cheat during exams by writing the answers on your legs or hands, or go to extent of hiding the answers in the toilet. Additionally, if at all you settle down, its okay as well if you fancy frilly change boyfriends like changing clothes, but when its comes to settling down, you must marry the richest man on earth. Doesn’t really matter whether you are marrying a pimp, a drug pusher, a conman or a casanova. All that can be hidden as long as he is "Money Sunny Subramaniam" and he must give you a grand social media wedding. Grandest for positioning you and your family highest above par level compared to other Indians.  

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Thaipusam Batu Caves 2018 - Fulfilling My Vows


I, I sincerely, maybe not always, sometimes, I can't put two and two, or even ten to ten together on why we Hindus are still blindly following or holding on to our religious beliefs, bench-marked and set by our forefathers, our foremothers too were no better (more at Mozer's Subang Parade). As much as I have tried, I for once can’t understand neither comprehend why we are not applying logic and reasoning to those beliefs. Look, in no way am I questioning Hinduism. Better for me to make myself clear before I am attacked by Gang 45 or whichever latest reigning gang. Lets take the recent Sun Eclipse as an example. Many of us can, I reckon, scientifically or technically pin the reasons, but when it comes to reasoning on our staunch Sun Eclipse Hinduism beliefs, all we are good at is forwarding videos by our religious maha gurus. Aplenty of gurus these days mind you. The known, the upcoming and the ones trying to make a name, who keep reminding us why we shouldn’t pray, why we shouldn’t eat and what else we shouldn’t do during the hours of eclipse. 

Saturday, February 10, 2018

Restoran Heong Kee Seafood - Batu Caves


Honestly, honest to goodness, I really don’t have any interesting food plot up my sleeves what's with me in Batu Caves. No, no, please. Definitely not time yet for Thaipusam. In fact, I don't even have to announce when its Thaipusam. You will automatically know it. When you start seeing, one after another holiest grains putting up their diviners on social media, you can include me, Thaipusam selfing and welfing indeed are the indication that Thaipusam is up in the air abuzz. I actually ended up in this part of Batu Caves because I was bored to literally death. I basically badly needed a break. The daily grind does get to us, don't you agree? The mundane daily routine of sleeping our way for climbing the corporate ladder or we sincerely die at our job, we also have to balance many other things at one go, including, not to forget, social media is a must right? For me, I must thank my Nava star since I don't have to beat the daily jam by taking up road bullying or raging. Still, my life is utterly stressful as well. Of course I can continue with blindly forwarding rubbish news on WhatsApp groups, make sure you are careful on what you share on family WhatApp group to avoid stirring up family sentiment, nothing for me is like meeting an old friend for breaking free from mundaneness. Food and friendship for us Malaysians consecutively must dance and jive together. Am I wrong? 

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Kobe, Japan - Nava K Did It!


Kobe! Yes Kobe! Akin a mini heaven popped up, right in front of me during this winter travelling-porn (Kyoto Arashiyama). Believe me! For the longest time, for as long as I can remember, I have been harbouring the thought of exploring Kobe deep in my day dreams and night dreams. The word Kobe by itself is a magical tune to my ears. Don't ask me why. I just feel it. Or maybe, come to think of it, each time I read or Kobe beef, a variety of Japanese “Wagju”, regarded as one of the highest quality meats world around, is featured on tv, I sincerely can’t curb my enthusiasm for Kobe. Imagine? Imagine wagju/Japanese cows drinking beer, additionally, being rice wine massaged and listening to classical music. Ohlalala! Intriguing fantastica luxurious cows world, isn’t it? I know. 

Friday, February 2, 2018

Pulau Ketam, Selangor (Part 2) - A Trip With Nava K


Back to Pulau Ketam, land on stilts or land seated or standing on water (Pulau Ketam Part 1). Literally blistered and roasted. No doubt, our boat ride venture to the fish farm and floating village was really a major exciting eye opener, nevertheless, sightseeing in our mad crazy hot Malaysian weather, I tell you. I especially, massively sweat dripped. As if I had wrestled and fought in a rain battle. As it is I sweat like a dog or cow for no apparent reason, can you imagine how it would have been withstanding the burning sun at the fish farm and also the back and forth boat ride? Phew! Crazy. Therefore, the moment we walked into Pulau Ketam, we immediately dashed for thirst quenching and  this woman, yes, me Nava K, once I am out of the house, all I can think of is food. Well, you can blame me. I am so tired of eating my own cooking. Wish, I sincerely wish my Indian love other half-half will cook as well, I suppose its easier said than done. Husband cooking for wife definitely is not the way to our marriage life. Come to think of it, I have my doubts if it will ever take place. Yet, I have not given up because never say die is my strong lifelong policy. Keeping my fingers crossed. If he still insist he doesn't want even after he retires, I think I have no other choice but spank his butt real hard. Bwah-hah-hah! Just kidding. 

Sunday, January 28, 2018

Botaneco Garden Trio Oil Body Lotion (Whitening) 400ml


For all the sulking and literally regretting why I came over to Sunway Pyramid (Ten Years Sunway Pyramid), did I return home immediately? Honestly, so close I was, but guess where I ended? Can you guess? Nevermind if you can't. I'll just spill it out. The hidden beauty queen in me pushed and wrestled me into Guardian Pharmacy. I gave in. I simply couldn’t resist this akin beauty school or university beauty stores and pharmacies (Clinelle Caviar Gold Mask & Artdeco Lip Brillance). What you want me to do? Beauty product temptation is one of the worst enemies within me (Watsons Blood Orange Shower Gel). Even at my age of 52. Is it something I should be proud of? Of course. Why not? Sky is definitely not the limit for beauty, consequently, no matter whatever age we are, we should bang crash the glass ceiling for beauty conquering. 

Monday, January 22, 2018

Ten Years - Sunway Pyramid


What brought me back to Sunway Pyramid? None other than for Faber Castell color pencils. Now, now, I know what's going through your mind. I know you must be thinking I must be out of my freaking mind for coming this far just for the sake of buying Faber Castell? Before you open your mouth, think, please take a look at the selection of Faber Castell's colors at their counter in Pyramid and then we can debate, discuss or you can even go ahead by proving me wrong. Mission accomplished, mission of buying color pencils was for my neighbour's housekeeper who will be returning to Philippines permanently in the next few days. For her kids actually. Yeap. We have bonded for the last two years, we became good friends and I really wanted to return her good deeds for taking care of my plants when I am away. 

Monday, January 15, 2018

Watsons Blood Orange Shower Gel


Body beautiful! Work that body of yours please. All of you please. Male and female please. Wanna know why? Because keeping fit is undeniably is the major attraction on social media. And ladies, can you for once stop lying to yourself that you don’t envy or wish for a slim fit body, and you men, I think you might as well stop pretending that you don’t body lust body beautiful women, or even men (ahem!). Having said that, in any case or all your body pillow cases, the reality bullet to body beautiful is not as simple as we perceive or yearn for. We Malaysians, tell me about it, we just so love food. Food is all we think of all the time, even funerals these days are a food galore (Restoran Meng Kee Old Klang Road). Food indeed is the biggest temptation. I admit I can be a piggy pig. I love eating. So, I can pretty much understand why keeping our weight is not as simple as we preach? Unless of course for those who eat, as well as work the body of theirs.  

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Kyoto, Japan ( Day 2) - Nava K Did It



Winter in Japan or even Korea is a big major do-do. You must believe me. I know what I am talking about. Though I am yet to conquer the whole of Japan or Korea, I have had my fair share of winter share. Primarily in Hokkaido (Hilton Niseko Village, Noribetsu & Sapporo/Hokkaido) whereas in Korea (Seoul Day 8 &  Korea Incheon) I was told about winter luring tourism by the “half-past-six” tour guide who literally bragged how busy he gets during winter and by the second day in Kyoto, I saw it for myself. Honest to goodness, I really don’t know what’s with winter and the Chinese, but they are mind you the majority of the tourists. In fact, I hardly bumped into another Indian, may be not even Caucasians too in Hokkaido neither in Korea, albeit there are Indian restaurants in these part of the world. Unbelievable true! Chinese just so love snow and coming with it cold wind which literally can blow me apart like winter huge cannons. I have told you before right? Aha! I can also still clearly remember telling you I am not at all a winter user friendly person. It’s really crazy for me. Nonetheless, in all fairness, I admit that experiencing winter is part and parcel of real time globetrotting (Ankara & Bolu, Turkey &  Istanbul). No two ways about it. We must, if we want to know whats weather like in other parts of the world, we must do at least one winter holiday. Remember something. Travelling during different climate zones is definitely our first hand, leg, boobies or even “vjj” exposure. Potentially for adding value to our travelling profoundness.

Friday, January 5, 2018

La Belle Saison - French Cuisine (Kota Kemuning)


A year back, approximately, give in and take, we food ventured to La Belle Saison. La Belle Saison at that time was still at its milk bottle infant stage, and learning curve, no doubt was taking place, but not at a major quantum leap. That’s why, most probably, as per say according to our strong palates, there were some flaws in the dishes we tucked into. Obviously I definitely didn’t want to keep my big mouth shut, though this man of mine kept sounding me to keep quiet. Like I cared anyway, I know I can be bold and blunt, yes, I know myself better than any of you, I still went ahead by putting my thoughts across. Of course, I started off by buttering chef on what we liked and then, I broke the news on what we didn’t fancy. Chef in return took it calmly. I think he even appreciated my honestly. He should. Don’t you think so? Most customers won’t bother speaking their mind. They just won’t return again. Some owners too are not receptive to feedback. They feel as though we are belittling their chef skills. I personally have encountered such chefs who think they are one class about the rest. Additionally, they can be quite arrogant and "Mighty Joe",  mind you. Wish I can shame them, then again, better not make enemies. As it is, I have been told, indirectly, to sugar coat my articles instead of being myself. Therefore, for the time being, I will mellow down. Only temporarily because my true characteristics, no matter what, can't be hidden within me. Pity my man. Should I? You think about it, okay?  

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Artdeco Lip Brilliance - Long Lasting Lip Gloss


I made it. By hook or crook, on time. Actually before time for Ticklish Ribs & 'Wiches Food Review. Tummy heartily tucked, on my way out of Mid Valley, I, trust me, literally wobbled the moment I passed by Sasa. Literally. My legs literally didn’t want to walk me any further. Still, I continued walking by ignoring my beauty magnet lust for Sasa until I couldn’t take it anymore. I told myself that if I don’t walk into Sasa, most probably my head will explode into two. Honestly everyone, I admit I have this utmost liking for all things beauty care and makeup nice. Maybe, not so much for coloring painting my face, but sure, I wouldn’t mind picking up masks and all that beauty favourable for my fifties skin. Because I want to, I can’t speak on behalf of others though,  I still want to look good for my age as long as I can. No easy feat. Trust me. Akin a beauty battle. Nonetheless, I guess if we want to maintain our looks, we must not, no, we shouldn’t give up.

Saturday, December 30, 2017

Pulau Ketam (Selangor) - A Trip With Nava K


I think, actually, I am not even sure. Maybe, I like to believe that my other half-half is beginning to see our marriage florescence light tunnel. Believe me, for years, I have been battling with this man on our partnership love bird travelling. I may have failed, maybe, since I am yet to master the art of being a commanding, demanding, control freak and tyrant wife after all these years? Albeit, mind you, I have, from time to time been drilling in his head on us travelling together. Nothing really materialised, sadly no, though I admit we have embarked on our tour travel, every two years once (Noboribetsu Hokkaido & Bergen Norway). Other than that, what else is there to say? Some of you ladies may, I'm assuming, understand what I trying to say. What else? Men and their workholism madness obsession? Thrown in their co-curricular self proclaimed activities. Business entertaining, football craze, sleeping and, enlighten me, what else? I'm lost for words actually on the despicable, over they years, marriage revolution.  
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