Friday, October 19, 2018

Bobbi Brown Soothing Cleansing Milk

Trying my level best in staying true to my budget sometimes can go mayhem. Does happen mind you when you least expect or one of those things which can possibly throw you off guard. Of course, there have been instances I did it right by buying skin care products (Bio-Essence Collagen Essence Cream) within my budget or the best buys, but sometimes, the unexpected seemingly is the expected. For my makeup dolling myself up products, it’s pretty much quite straightforward. I have no qualms settling for the off-the-shelves, mid-range affordable ones (Nivea Fruity Shine Lip Balm). But when my skin care is a concern, I am dead serious because skin care must deliver what they promise me. In other words, they must deliver care for my 54 year old skin and when I speak about cleansers and cleansing on the whole, I am only keen in an all-in-one cleanser (Clinique Take The Day Off Cleansing Balm). Been like that for as long as I can remember.  

Friday, October 12, 2018

Tang Pin Kitchen - SS2, Petaling Jaya

For whatever reason it may have been, it fact I myself can't comprehend why I decided to take on the roads all the way from Old Klang Road leading to SS2. Though I can't exactly nail what's with me and SS2 specifically on this particular day, one thing however was absurdly certain. I wanted to badly have a meal. Hunger basically waving and calling me loudly and SS2 by far for me? Still memorable and unforgettable till this day. How can I possibly forget because SS2, as well as Sea Park Apartment were my territories for 18 years in my mid-twenties to late thirties and before uprooting in 2013 for giving myself a promising new lease of marriage life in Kota Kemuning. SS2. Even back then? A mini power house food paradise. Of course where the birth of the first ever Murni took place, I might as well include Chow Yang and Nasi Kandar Kayu which most probably are still the prominent food leaders in SS2, and also the hawker stalls across the police station when clubbing and wee hours supper were in tandem for me. SS2, more or less outwardly still the same, of course traffic and parking madness has further mounted and there are now aplenty choices to eateries.   

Saturday, October 6, 2018

Betong, Thailand (Nava K's Weekend Tripping)

Betong? I went like, where the hell is Betong? Is there such a place as Betong in the first place? Honestly guys, I'm not shy to admit I have never ever heard of Betong in my entire life. In fact, when my two friends, the couple, the husband and wife team I travel with every now and then mentioned Betong and also asked me if I want to join them for a road trip to Betong, for a minute or two, I really didn't know what to say. Of course, how could I have possibly said no (Jogjakarta & Kyoto/Osaka)? Me and my love for travelling and trust me, as long as I am able, there will no bracket to me globe tracking (Kuantan) whether in country bound (Pulau Ketam, Penang & Langkawi) or across the sea. Anyway, once I digested the fact that Betong is actually a town in Southern Thailand, near our Malaysian border, which by the way didn't matter to me, nor I cared too hooks where I will be heading (Melaka, Port Dickson & Sungkai), I quickly and loudly said yes without even checking with my other half-half. 

Friday, September 28, 2018

Thai Odyssey @ klia2 (Kuala Lumpur International Airport, Sepang)

 Me time, my time or our time to us. Wouldn’t you agree is important and should be our priority? Of course if you are asking me. Maybe not always because I am one person who believe there must be check and balance in everything we do, but every now and then, we must really put ourselves at the forefront for doing whatever pleasing to us. Can be anything for the matter and not necessarily packing our bags for travelling the horizon, yet it can be even the smallest things instead of procrastinating, or debating within ourselves or putting on a drama for secretly hoping others will find time for us. Nonsense! Stop sitting and waiting. Instead you should move your own butt in finding even a few hours for being alone by ditching everything aside. Yes ladies. Please! Albeit I am definitely not referring to the current generation of women who, trust me, are the lucky ones. All cared for by mum or even husbands these days? Glorifying and worshipping the ground their wives walk by giving the best. Yet the best is not good enough. No wonder marriages are crumbling like no body’s business despite social media showy weddings? Who are actually the women I feel must take their time for breaking away from the monotony of the daily stressful grind? Women in my age group. Women like me in our fifties and above who work, who cook, clean and are there for our love ones in every count countlessly. Yet we can still hold our forts without complaining? Regardless, I know how frustrating it can get. That’s why, like I have already told you, go ahead, be selfish and take your time without allowing anyone to get into your way.   

Saturday, September 22, 2018

Khunthai Authentic Thai Restaurant - Jalan Gasing, Petaling Jaya

Keeping the marriage flame going, trust me, is no easy feat. Especially once the years catches up on us and if you have been married for donkey years like me, I think you can precisely understand what I am trying to say. Courting is over and maybe marriage sparks flamed high, let’s say for the first five years and consequently? Knowingly or unknowingly, to a certain extent we taking each other for granted due to our work commitment, or so called busyness of achieving success, fame and fortune. Of course, I am not denying the fact that the dollar and cents we earn is a prerequisite for a comfortable marriage life. Like they say, no money no honey, but in our quest for further cushioning our marriage with money, we somehow take each other for granted. Wouldn’t you agree? In other words, we conveniently forget we must ignite and initiate our marriage flame before automatically allowing marriage to take a slow death by becoming mundane and boring until it literally begs for tender loving care? Of course. Without a doubt. Tell me about it. 

Sunday, September 16, 2018

BIO-ESSENCE Bio-Bounce Collagen Essence Cream

There’s definitely a beauty story behind this BIO-ESSENCE, Bio-Bounce Bird’s Nest Collagen Essence Cream. But I am not sure if it will sound like an intriguing story to your ears and eye sight or you are going judge me due to my silliness or let's say mistake. What's the story are you asking me right now? Goes like this. I was at the pharmacy looking for a night cream because the one I have been using is coming to an end. In other words, I had to replenish my night cream (Olay Total Effects Night Cream) and at the pharmacy, oh-boy, I couldn't be happier there was a beauty promoter who recommended and suggested this collagen essence cream from Bio-Bounce Bird’s Nest range (Bio Essence Gold Platinum Dual Eye Essence & Bio Essence Bio Water Jelly Make Up Remover). Sounded convincing and I didn't mind paying RM64.06. However, when I returned home, I was rather confused because I specifically mentioned I want a night cream. Don't know what when wrong where and after like the first 5 minutes, I myself concluded that most probably BIO-ESSENCE Bio-Bounce Collagen Essence Cream is actually a dual cream. Meaning, you can use it during the day and at night as well. The best logical reasoning I suppose? Whatever, I went ahead and its been almost a month now since BIO-ESSENCE Bio-Bounce Collagen Essence Cream has been touching my skin as a night cream. 

Monday, September 10, 2018

Surakarta (Solo) - Jogyakarta

The last day. In fact, the finale. The finale to our sightseeing before we permanently bid bye-bye to Yogyakarta. That's right everyone. Our last day to sightseeing which will put a permanent full-stop before we pack our bags and return home next morning. Will I return to "Jogja" again? I don't think so (Jogyakarta Part 3 & Jogyakarta Part 2) because I am one person who seldom travel venture to the same destination again and I think we have to a certain extent already achieved much in terms of Jogja sightseeing. Or maybe, just saying, there are other sightseeing spots we have missed out? Then again, what else can you do in Jogja? (Mount Merapi Tour & Borobudur Yogyakarta)? You tell me. For those of you who have already travel conquered Jogyakarta at the back of your hands, maybe you will be the best person who can tell?    

Sunday, September 2, 2018

Aerotel Kuala Lumpur (Airport Hotel) - Gateway@klia2 (Sepang)

What’s in store in KLIA2 lately? In fact, as far as I know, Aerotel Kuala Lumpur has already made its presence known amongst near and afar travelers, or shall I say anyone for the matter who fly in and out of Klia2. Aerotel Kuala Lumpur. Yes, the hotel where you can rest, relax or you can put up the hours at your pleasure. “Grand Opening” of Aerotel, jointly officiated by our Minister Of Transport Yang Berhormat Mr Anthony Loke and Mr Song Hoi-see, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Plaza Premium Group on 28th August, 2018. Of course, it was my honour as well being among the invited guests during this grand opening which mind you, I must say was just spot on. Honestly, I was utterly impressed. Straight to the point, no long speeches but hitting the nail hard on Aerotel being our Made-In-Malaysia brand. Truly and sincerely, a proud moment for a typical and do or die Malaysian like me and for each and every Malaysian.  

Thursday, August 23, 2018

Safi Rania Gold Beetox Facial Scrub With Nano Gold 24K (75g)

What about a question from me to you before anything else? I am sure you won't mind? Right. The question is? Is a scrub in-need, indeed or you have not considered a scrub yet or scrub is one of it as part of your beauty care? Beauties, listen to me please. A scrub is in-need if you are asking me. Yes. You need a scrub. Why? Potentially for your once a week scrubbing which you should include in your home facial beauty care for getting rid of your accumulated dead skin cells. In other words, for exfoliating. For removing impurities and for promoting a smooth, clear and clean complexion. However, I wouldn't dare say that scrub and scrubbing can put back or pull back your youthfulness. Instead, I think the logic is for maintaining our skin regardless of age and gender. Of course, men can scrub as well. Who said no? Not me. Not me. Scrubbing by far as I have already told you is once a week especially if your skin is sensitive as mine or maybe most to most twice a week. That too if your skin is receptive. Anything more than that? Personally, I won't encourage because over-scrubbing can have an adverse effect on our skin and for those of you who are struggling with acne, I wouldn't even dare to suggest unless and until you know it for sure for yourself. 

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

DU'IT Dry Foot & Heel Roll-A-Balm

Our foot or our feet. The lowest part, the part cushioning and supporting us. In fact, our feet are our pillars of strength. I am sure you are agreeing? I hope you are because? Imagine? Can you imagine or have you given a thought that our feet are the engine for our whole body? Our feet taking us from one spot to the other. Whether to the closest distance or further. My question now is? What happens when our feet gets worn out? Wear and tear which we can choose to ignore or we are concern about. Wear and tear in return meaning crack heel and dryness (Rosken Skin Repair Feet & Heel Balm). Notably, slowly or surely showing up. Should we be concern? Should we worry? Should we then pay attention to this part of body? Of course. There's no doubt about it. We should. Otherwise? Feet ugliness, and possibly infection, maybe even pain and we struggling in walking. Yes. To a certain extent or perhaps better for us to accept these facts as the reality. Henceforth, what should we do? Of course we must do something and that something is applying foot and heel cream. Basically we putting our care on our feet. Remember? Much I have already spoken and shared before (Ellgy Plus Cracked Heel Cream)? Right. 

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

St.Ives Nourish & Soothe Oatmeal & Shea Butter Body Lotion

Beauty is not about perfection. Neither can we include cuteness and prettiness in the same category. Sorry guys, I'm afraid not. Perfection, let me tell you does not exist. Unless and until you can prove me wrong? If you feel you must strongly prove me wrong, can you point to me any one woman for the matter who is an example of beauty is perfection? And I will, yes I will in return sincerely and genuinely bow my head lowest to you. Of course, if you are referring to women who have it all everything? Everything meaning the best. Fame and fortune, above all, they don’t go through the daily grind like us. The us? The ordinary, average, practical and in the middle or lower income women. We, tell me about it? The things we struggle to manage and balance? Family, love, career and for those of you who are in your fifties like me, forget not that our aged parents are part of our responsibility as well.   

Thursday, August 2, 2018

Yogyakarta, Indonesia ( Day 3) - Nava K Trailed

Buffet breakfast.The first and foremost on our third day. Buffet breakfast, as you know travellers, those of you who travel for business or pleasure so be it, generally is included in our hotel stay Unless otherwise? You have opted out for reasons only you know best? You and your reasons could possibly be? You are not a breakfast person or you prefer to seek your own, your start-up meal of the day? You can. Certainly. But make sure when you book your room, you have made it known. Some hotels do allow, others, sorry to say, I think you have to take the deal. I usually, I grab the deal whenever I am galloping the horizon. Easier, convenient and saves my time. Local inbound tripping on the contrary, well, a different food matter altogether for me. I won’t mind, sure, I am all in for walking my Malaysian ground for food seeking (Kuantan Pahang & Vistana Kuantan City Centre). Anywhere. Literally. Coffee shops or even street stalls. 

Thursday, July 26, 2018

Kuantan (Pahang) - Nava K Travel Guide (Part 2)

Where else and what else for us in Kuantan (Kuantan Part 1 & Vistana Kuantan)? Well, food spotting or perhaps better for me to say as dinner hunger tucking in. Food of course is a compulsory matter right, no matter where we are? Whether we have crossed the horizon for out of the country travel venturing or within our own country in-bound? Precisely. Weather in Kuantan on this day, hell-hack of a weather. Rainy day. Rain which started pouring, mind you, one of the heaviest for causing sky darkness as early as 6.00pm and we on the other hand, braving rain for heading to Ana Ikan Bakar Petai. At the suggestion of our Kuantan friend who have been driving us around from the time we arrived in Kuantan. According to him further, Ana Ikan Bakar Petai seemingly is the populous. In other words, the popularity. Ana Ikan Bakar Petai is the one that draws much more customers compared to the rest of the other ikan bakar/grilled fish eateries I bet you will notice while on your way to within this specific long stretch of road. Ana Ikan Bakar Petai and the rest however are simultaneous. Meaning, these are the unassuming, basic, stall kinda concept eateries and most probably, I'm guessing by the way, offering the same kinda food.    

Saturday, July 21, 2018

Nivea Fruity Shine Lip Balm Cherry 4.8g

Am I going through some sort of lip balm buying obsession (Mentholatum Lip Crayon Balm)? Not really. Not as far as I can conclude. I doubt actually. Its just that the every now and then walking in and out of pharmacies is the reason for the matter, why I pick up products that draws my attention (Neutrogena Hydrogel Mask & Olay Total Night Cream). Of course, like I have already told you before, pharmacies are also where I scout for beauty and skin care products (Dr Check Heel Cream & Watsons Blood Orange Shower Gel) I need to replenish. Skin care products obviously for my daily skin maintaining caring and I suppose there is no right and wrong beauty formula for beauty products? Anytime supposedly is a beauty time? To work, for casual outings, for special occasions, but beautifying yourself when you are most comfortable in your dirty shorts and t-shirt at home and when you are sweating profusely while cooking and house cleaning? Honestly, I really don't know nor can I comprehend. I really can't comment. Maybe, you can tell me? Regardless, you must remember something. Whether you are indoor or outdoor, please keep sun rays away from your skin. UV rays mind can take a toll on us (La Mer SPF 50 Fluid & Missha BB Cream). No sun protection and sun in return causing aged wrinkled skin, as well as sun pots. I bet you don't want to look older for your age?  

Monday, July 16, 2018

The Social - Empire Subang, Subang Jaya

Friendship bonding? Important. I am not saying no. I must agree friendship bonding, maybe not an utmost top priority, but it is without a doubt important. Important for nourishing our inner senses and feelings even for someone like who generally am a solo-socializer. Yea right. For those of you who know me personally or in the visual world, I bet you have already gathered the fact that I am not only a solo-socializer, I am as well a solo-traveler. Solo-socializing mostly when I need a break out of my house (Ten Years Sunway, Penang Road Cendol Sunway & The Coffee & Bar) and mainly for appreciating my own company is the best company. I guess this thing to enjoying your own company is profound once age catches, especially when the bell has rung hard for indicating that if you can enjoy your own company, you won't depend on friends for putting your happiness in perspective? Remember, those friendship matters I have already told you before? Nevertheless, in all fairness, I admit I still love friendship bonding with closest, sincere, genuine friends (Makhan By Kitchen Mafia, Restoran Lucky Loke & Ming Kee Bak Kut Teh) instead of those great pretenders who are so skillful in making use of you.  

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Jogyakarta, Indonesia - Day 2, (Part 2)

What a start for the day. Interesting, trilling, exciting, mind boggling and sweat dripping profusely as well. In fact, I must tell you that its been a promising Jogyakarta so far. First day basically exposing us to our first full blown Jogyakarta meal, followed by the hours, around, all around as far further as we could by walking our legs in and out of Jalan Malioboro (Yogyakarta, Indonesia). This morning on the other hand, anyone for the matter who come this far to Jogyakarta will, must seek and explore Borobudur. Borobudur definitely being the height for sunrise watching and Borobudur Temple by itself the lock, stock and barrel of Yogyakarta travelling porn. Thereafter, we heading to the other packaged together tourist spots (Yogyakarta Day 2) and later, my-my, the other side of Jogyakarta must experience, mountain trailing Mount Merapi adventure (Mount Merapi Jeep Tour), which by far is about understanding and gasping the facts to Mount Merapi and its after effects, fieriness consequences. Up next? Our scheduled lunch brekkie. Badly looked forward to due to jeep tour ending us energy drained, plus, remember, we wee hours jump starting our day? Honestly, once Merapi Jeep Tour ended, food hunger throne had automatically taken charge of our mind until it didn't matter where lunch will be. Neither did we bother checking with our tour guide. Nevertheless, never did we expect in our slightest moment that lunch will be a top notch, on all counts stealer in Restaurant Timpul Roso.      

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Neutrogena Fine Fairness Hydrogel Mask

Age matters. It does in the real-deal world. Believe me. I am certainly not referring to the visual social media world, I am point blank, precisely referring to the world evolving around us daily. The real world, whether we like it or not, we have to face daily. Whoever who is saying age does not matter, oh-please, I think you seriously don't know what is happening around you or you are still a young dolling. Perhaps because age is on your side, easier to preach than to accept the reality I suppose?  Look, I am not saying age is a stumbling block, yet the truth is otherwise. Not sure if this is the case around the globe, but we Malaysians, we judge people by age. Age is mind you a barrier for job seeking, especially for ladies who want to return to work after nurturing their kids, age does make a difference for love seeking, whether you want a man for toying around or for marriage and have you noticed older women being featured in beauty product commercials? Anything you like to say or you beg to differ? Let me know, but I am still sticking to my guns and roses opinion. I sincerely believe I am not wrong. Take it from this lady who is in her fifties.    

Monday, June 25, 2018

Kuantan (Pahang) - My Travel Guide

Kuantan and this lady Nava K, seriously, dead serious actually, who want to achieve one of her missions, for the longest time she has been harbouring “To Love Malaysia Is To Discover Malaysia”? She mind you, no doubt been doing good so far, yet, she is not going to pull the brakes to inbound sightseeing (Penang Sightseeing, Pulau Ketam & Langkawi). What about Kuantan, are you asking? Honestly, we were alien to each other. We never ever met at all. This is our first ever time. Strange isn't it? I know. Speak about what else and the things we are aiming to achieve, while knowingly or unknowingly allowing the years to pass by, and then, without us realising, kick the bucket or living to regret? Inevitably.

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Clinique All About Eyes Cream

Did I put a full stop? Did I stop with just one Clinique product (Clinique Take The Day Off Cleansing Balm)? Obviously, I have already given you the clue right? Oh-yes, I added another two into my beauty bag. Clinique All About Eyes Cream and Clinique Liquid Face Wash. Yes I did. Are you asking me why? To tell you the truth, I am one person who don’t’ like the idea of walking the walk in shopping malls for no apparent reason, nor for picking up only one product. Money for driving and parking is cost as well and my time is precious too because I have better things to do instead of spending my time in shopping malls. Maybe you don't understand or you are under the impression I am a miser or stinginess is my middle name. Well then, I suggest you wait till reality sets in once age has caught up on you? When you will realise every single dollar spend and every minute of your time will add other qualities and values in your life. Exactly? Buying ahead mind you is no lost, though you have to cough out money in a bigger sum or the best deal is the sales deal for your cutting edge throughout the years beauty cost. Clinique Liquid Face Wash is yet to be tested, whereas Clinique All About Eyes Cream is already my eye beauty care for the last three months.

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Mount Merapi Jeep Tour - Jogyakarta, Indonesia (From Nava K To You)

Adventurous exciting one hack of a hack Yogyakarta jeep sightseeing tour. Loved it to every bit of its core until its still memorable till this day as I pitch my this travelling gram. Mount Merapi Jeep Tour, in case you don’t know or you have not heard of, is a must do. No matter what, I suggest you include it if you have come this far to this part of the world. Trust me, you won’t regret because each and every moment you ponder back on your Jogyakarta travel tripping, I can assure you that Mount Merapi Jeep Tour will pop up on your mind. Utterly, my one of the best among the rest of my treasured lifetime experience. Wee hours conquered and broken in Borobudur Temple, followed by other eye catching sightseeing segments (Jogyakarta Day 2Borobudur & Yogyakarta Day 1), subsequently,  Mount Merapi Jeep Tour wild card pulled out from the rest of the itinerary cards the moment we arrived at the not really a big open space where we hopped into the jeep. Three to a jeep for kick starting our one and a half hours Mount Merapi Jeep Tour. For those of you who will be doing your own free and easy sightseeing instead of like our tour package, you also have to decide between the different jeep tour packages, of course, money paying simultaneously.  

Friday, June 8, 2018

Vistana Kuantan City Centre

Airbnb, no air whatever air home stay, relatives/friend’s house or hotels? Say all you want, say all you like or say none, perhaps better for you not to open your mouth, hotel is definitely our absolute number one pick. Hotel. Yes hotel. Not the budgeted nor low cost hotels though, neither we are free loaders, nothing is free in this world for your information, but a decent hotel we can afford. Of course, given a choice, I want the best among the rest. Maybe if there's 7 star or 8 star high status exclusive hotels, I want it all. Yet, the reality is otherwise. Unless money is sunny, come on people, let's get real. Can we travel within our means? Precisely. 

Monday, June 4, 2018

Willy Satay - Ramal Food Junction (Kajang)

This far to Kajang? Tell me about it. Whoever who is saying it’s easy to care for our aged parents should be butt hard spanked. Boneless tongue without a doubt is a silly tongue because I am not agreeing with any of those heroic characters for all the matter. Honestly, I despise people who easily preach without even knowing what it is like. Stop. Stop advising me unless you are caring or you have cared for your elderly parents. Please do not argue with me. I know what I am talking about nor am I lying. Trust me, its definitely always on your toe and crisis calling always caring. Sometimes, in fact maybe even most of the time, our aged parents can drive us up all the walls until I am not sure where else is there space for me to climb. My mum? She has mentally developed this habit of falling down for no apparent reason. Maybe really a fall or attention seeking constantly falling, but confirmed she broke her arm. For the third time, she was back in Serdang Hospital. What about me, are you asking? Oh yes. As you are expecting, as a faithful, obedient, prodigal and money handing daughter, I have been going up and down, back and forth, to and fro from the hospital for love showering, as well as for pacifying and calming her always forever tear drops filled eyes. On this particular day, tear drops poured thunderously until mind you, I really couldn't squeeze time for lunch. And you are trying to tell me about children to parents parenting skills?     

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Mentholatum Lip Crayon LipBalm

Oh-My-Pout! My forever faithful “oh-ye” 54 year old pout of mine. My pout, one of the central features on my fifties skin I trust is not beauty ruined yet. Nevertheless, if you look really close, you will notice that like the rest of the part of my body, my pout has and will most probably continue to age with me (Clinique Take The Day Off Cleansing Balm). Darkness, meaning pigmentation has already trended and wrinkled dryness I suppose is also unavoidable due to our stressful daily grind life and style, loss of collagen and decreasing ozone layer. I bet right now you are agreeing with me there are reasons beyond our control why it is beauty challenging keeping our pout luscious, attractive, kissable and as baby lush as how it used to back then (Lakme 9 to 5 Mousse Lip & Cheek Color & Artdeco Long Lasting Lip Gloss). Infinitely. Whatever said and whatever the reasons may be, still, no matter what, we must never ever neglect our pout. Nooo. Of course not. 

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.  
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