✨ Que Sera Sera 🌻

3 years ago, I decided to move out of my home in search of freedom and to become an independent woman – it was certainly not the easiest decision ever.

Things were not easy from my end – I lived practically lived in a 3 bedroom house all myself because my housemates were mostly out. Work was hectic because it was a busy industry and I had pretty much 2-3 friends that I can talk to but they were all out of the country, it was purely over text, call kind of friendship. I came to a point where I was lonely – and decided to get on social media. It wasn’t a pretty place either – you come across things that you wish you’ve never seen. And that made my situation even worst. My depression and anxiety hiked up to a level that I experience nightmares and skipped meals. I dropped almost 10 kgs in a short period of time and I was 2 sizes smaller yet I remained unhappy.

There are many other things that were slowly breaking me apart. Close ones that truly trusted proved me wrong. I had to be cool and calm over things that were only making my anxiety worst, well, because the heart wants what it wants. It was horrible. I had night terrors, true, but I was also living in ONE. My words frequently misunderstood and my actions are usually labeled. I started doubting myself and hated looking at my reflection in the mirror. My mind believed that I am not important, worthless and not needed around.

On the self-confidence department, it went down the hill along with my mental health. I was a prisoner of my own worst thoughts and keep lingering in negative space. I started comparing myself to people that I hated and I let myself turn into a very bitter person. From mentally hurting myself, I started physically hurting myself.

I never actually shared this part of my life because it was just too painful for me. It was gloomy and dark. And I just wanted to end the agony. Literally falling deep into depression every single day yet no one figured that out. It was my fault, that I understand now. Prior to all these – I was fun to be with; smart, jovial and of course, filled with self-confidence that I managed to build over the years. My childhood isn’t the prettiest either but that’s a story for another time.

I am not the most social person you’ll meet – I suck at keeping friendship so my friend circle is limited. Some of my friends know that I am the worst when it comes to texting or being on call – most of the time I am just in “DND” mode. I keep reminding myself that I need new friends but I failed at keeping one because I’ve BEEN running away from all the opportunity I had. Honestly, I admire people who can keep friends because I am just not blessed with that ability so isolating myself wasn’t difficult, so I took some time to understand myself hence things changed.

I started writing actively and shared it on social media. I started off on “LETTRS”, an application that allows you to write letters to pen pals from around the world. I shared my heart out and started getting heart-warming letters, then I started sending out positive letters to my pen pals. I managed to make them feel better about themselves – and I learned along the way to appreciate myself better. I decided to become a warrior instead – so I filled my life with positive things and choose to not pay heed to negativity but it isn’t easy. I did join the party but I quickly came out of it.

FAST FORWARD TO PRESENT TIME.

I am doing so much better now. Of course, depression and anxiety are my old buddies, they choose to stay for a bit longer but my approach in life changes towards being selfish for myself. I am not “perfect” and no one can be either but all that matters is you know what is important for you. One lesson I’ve learned from all that happened the last 3 years is that – you cannot wait for the light at the end of the tunnel but you have to find one for yourself and carry along when it is needed.

Only YOU can save yourself, and you might be aware of it but you’ve got what it takes to

come out of a dark space and radiate light.

I could have chosen to stay where I was and ended my life 3 years ago. I was hurting – YES. I was heartbroken – YES. It’s quite painful to think again that I wanted to let go of my “breath” over things that no longer today. Of course, there are times when I cry because some things still prick to date but I am in a better space – I learned how to love myself. I am healing from all that happened throughout 29 years of my life but it ain’t easy; I have a love-hate relationship with it but I need this to move on in life. And did I regret all that happened? The teenager in me things many things could have been changed but the mature me knows that this is WHAT I need to be a better person.

I am ending this with a favorite line of mine from Rumi :

The wound is the place where the Light enters you

Butterfly Health & Wellness Workshop

It is high time that we have come into an era where self care is so emphasized that we are not able to look past “not taking care” of ourselves. Of course, it is refreshing to see how we are more concern about our own well-being – be it from the inside or outside. One of the many things that makes my heart melt is how mental health has become one of the essential criteria in self care. Of course because while I was growing up, it was one of the many things that I had to keep hidden because it is too much of a “taboo”.

Middle of August, just couple of months ago, I was given the opportunity to attend another event organized by dear Mamasan through Butterfly Project. I mean, I couldn’t begin to describe the events that Butterfly Project organized over the last one year I have been active in this group and of course, I am truly grateful because this is one of the ways I learn along the experiences that I gain through the events. Let’s get into the topic – Butterfly Health & Wellness Workshop. This is one of a kind workshop – that focuses on mind, body and spirit, at the same time.

The attendees are divided into 3 groups – hence not over crowding the session, given space is also one of the reason but mostly I believe it is to be in a smaller group where we are mostly comfortable. Just like the group, there are 3 sessions too ; focuses on 3 major concerns of the decade **Believe me, it is** . If you are wondering what are those, keep reading because I have got amazing information available for my awesome readers.

Session 1: Self-Care Session by Minnie Chang Minc.Care

My first session starts with my favorite thing to do ever ! If you don’t know yet – I talk about self care like anything plus I am a counselling student hence you know what makes my heart skips a beat – oh well a quiet group session with some amazing people. I do know some of them but I also see many new faces. Anyways, back to the session, it was pretty much like a group therapy but it was just an easy breezy way to get things of your chest. It was also indeed an introductory to what Minnie does in Minc. Care.

I have been following Minnie on her IG for sometime and meeting her for the first time was truly awe struck moment for me. Back to the session, we were given a post it to write down something that we have always wanted to share – and I did. I was a little nervous because what I have written was quite personal to me and only known to people that are SUPER lose to me but then I also realize, that is how healing happens. Honestly, it almost seemed like the universe’s calling when this was my session as I actually missed out the actual first session for me (Aromatherapy Oil-blending Workshop).

This session opened up a whole new perspective for me – I mean few of us got to share our stories, including myself and that’s when I realize there is always more than what one choose to show. I learned that there is always a silver lining that we need to seek for and nevertheless, life is a beautiful amazing journey that we should embrace.

If you would like to know more about what Minnie does, you can visit the following page :

@minc.care

 

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2. Vegan Beauty Mask Workshop by Bavani Gopala Krishnan Naturally Handmade.

Beauty masks isn’t new to me specially making them from raw products. If you grew up in an Indian household – you’d be exposed to this from your early adolescent years. However, the kind of products that I have been using was literally picked from the Indian grocery store – beauty tips passed down from generations before me so I don’t really know what is the use of each ingredient. This workshop was quite informative on the products, where I get to DIY my own masks based on my skin needs.

Following are the ingredients I have picked for my mask :

French Green Clay : Often known as sea clay or marine is super absorptive which helps to draw out toxin AKA perfectly detoxifying element for your skin.  My skin suffers from discoloration and it lost its “natural freshness” because I have been lazy on the skin care routine for a long time now hence  I need this to eliminate dead cells.

Pomegranate : It hydrates and protects my skin from pollutants and other environmental toxins. It restores the pH balance of the skin. The ellagic acid present in the peels lock moisture in my skin.

Aloe Vera Powder : With anti-inflammatory and cooling properties, Aloe Vera powder is the perfect remedy for sunburned skin. It provides a protective layer to the skin which helps retain moisture. Aloe is also rich in antioxidants and minerals which can help speed healing.

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3. Aromatherapy Oil-blending Workshop by Dashindra Siva Plant Origins.

Since I have missed the first session – I managed to get a brief session on the aromatherapy session with Dash – who is also known as Dainty Dash Beauty on Instagram and Facebook. I was also give a bottle of my own DIY aromatherapy oil. Just like the mask earlier – I got to choose the kind of essential oil I would like to be diffused into a bottle. Since I have been super stressed recently due to overworking, I delicately selected specific essential oil  from Plants Origins as following :

Jasmine Essential Oil : Helps to overcome stress, improve mood and balancing the hormone. This actually helps to relieve some affects of depression and anxiety – where it calms the mind.

Rose Geranium Essential : This can be used for face as it helps to minimize appearance of enlarged pores but I have selected this one for relaxation as it also said Rose Geranium helps with mood stability and promoting optimism.

Vetiver Essential OilDue to Vetiver’s calming, grounding effect on the emotions, it is an ideal oil to use in massage therapy. It can also be rubbed on the feet before bedtime to promote a restful night’s sleep. Also, it has stronger scent than the other two essential oils.

 

 

4. The Spa & Gym Hilton Kuala Lumpur. 

Selecting the right gym is so essential – specially if you going to pay for a whole year. There are many factors that you have to look at – from location to parking access, then the facilities, classes, packages and a lot more before you are committed to one. Basically, for someone like me – I have a full time job and also a part time social media manager which means I have a very short period of time between my jobs to hit the health room – and plus it got to be easy in the pocket. During the last visit –  I was enlighten to see what The Spa & Gym Hilton Kuala Lumpur had to offer. Check out my findings as below :

Gym Equipment.

 

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This is a state-of-the-art comfortable gym I would say – as everything is at an accessible distance. Also, I love how open it is because I hate working out in a small, closed area as it usually ends with me having tremendous headache and avoiding to visit the gym – AGAIN. I would definitely invest in this facility when I am truly committed to getting into gym mode (just being honest here – hehehe)

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Spa Room for Couple 

These above pictures are totally borrowed from Hilton’s site as I am not able to able to download the ones I have clicked at the moment – nevertheless, I will pay a visit again to this wonderful Spa and Gym for another experience and share more at this space with more detailed pictures. Meanwhile, you can check the price as below :

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The End.

That’s about it for now – till next time **TOODLES**

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For more information , you can refer to the links below :
Hilton Kuala Lumpur
Alamat : 3, Jalan Stesen Sentral, Kuala Lumpur Sentral, 50470 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
The Butterfly Project

Butterfly Flat-Lay Tea Party 2019

Creativity is intelligence having fun.”

 

I have always been the kind of person to strive to grow – do better than what you are doing right now. This trait of mine brought me to many places and one recent place to a “tea party”. You got to drag me off my couch to attend any tea party because I am just not classy like that (really!). However, this was such event that I would never want to miss because: 1) I want to be a better blogger 2) I love exploring my own creativity 3) Parties organized by Mamasan a.k.a Tammy is da bomb.

Where did this happen?

Glasshouse. No, I am not kidding but this event did happen in a Glasshouse which happens to be located quite close to where I stay. And, I had no idea about it! This might sound a little melodramatic – but honestly, I fell in love with the place the moment I got off the car. It is really beautiful and after a little research – I found out that this place is quite famous among couples as a wedding venue. I might consider that too – and I think you might too. This glasshouse located in Seputeh and I’ll be sharing the link at the end of this article.

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Butterfly Flay Lay Tea Party – 2019

If you don’t know what flat lay is, let me explain a little more for you. It is a picture taken from a birds-eye view of a collection of items laid out on a flat surface. Usually, there will be one item that is the main focus of the shot known as the golden object, while all the other items in the flatlay are there to compliment the centerpiece. Interesting isn’t it?

I’ve been doing it for years – but the wrong way. There is always a learning point and you see your mistakes then improve it. This tea party was such an experience for me, and a special one as we are mentored by the ever-gorgeous and friendly, Azrin Aidil!

When Mamasan announced that there will be a tea party involving some beautiful elements like china set, flowers, and pastries, I did not know that she was also talking about a flay layerist that is not only beautiful but has a colossal amount of creativity. Don’t believe me? Check out some of her picture below.

 

The event started with a little introduction from our very own, Tammy Lim. It is always a delight to see her talk because she has a very warm yet strong charisma to her. This inspires me in the case I would like to give a speech or just be an emcee in future. It is important to carry one’s self in the public’s eye, right? Now back to our event, after the introduction started, Miss Azrin came into action – I was overwhelmed with joy because I’ve been stalking her for sometime and knowing that she is going to guide us through some really important process of flay lay, is nothing but exciting!

There are a lot of tips that Miss Azrin shared which not only cheap but also sustainable. To be honest, as much we would like to invest on props to make our photos look prettier, we wouldn’t want to spend a fortune on things that might end up in the trash bin. At least, I feel it that way.

  • You can actually purchase manila cards and make it as the background ( and also as a reflector, how cool is that? )
  • Use everyday products as props – it can be utensils, cookies, tea – well just anything.
  • The key is to ensure the lighting is good – so if you going to invest on something, then go for this.

That is something that might not have come across my mind because I always thought you need something really fancy to make the flat lay pictures to look Instagram worthy.

Boy, was I wrong!

Also, Miss Azrin was kind enough to share some really good tips which I will share with you guys. Checkout Azrin’s seven secrets to a beautiful flat lay picture.

A little bit more on the event..

I have to be honest that this is definitely one of the prettiest event I have ever attended. From the location to the cafe and the decoration – everything is minimal yet very beautiful. My favorite is definitely the pastry table – I mean who wouldn’t right? Not a sweet tooth but the colors are so attractive , but sad enough I didn’t had a chance to click a picture **a solo one** at that section.

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Lets get to the best part. We had a mini group of 5’s consist of 3 of us and we had a little experiment time where we had to choose props and create a beautiful flat lay out of it. My team is the “3 Layerist” , made up of myself, Niraa and Safina. A quick fun fact of our group – we are all lionesses (our sun sign is LEO). I’ve known Niraa for sometime now, while Safina is a new found friend but we clicked immediately – it was FUN! Check out our flay lay display as below : 

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It was definitely an event filled with information – sharing every bit of of what we know from each one of us. To be honest, all of them were really good and I didn’t only learn from Miss Azrin alone, but the watching everyone else doing was also a learning process. So, I got to shout out my huge GRATITUDE to Mamasan, aka Tammy for selecting me as part of the 15 lucky bloggers selected. It was really a priceless experience that will be useful for lifetime. Also not to forget, the pastries and coffee were just too delicious.

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I am also going to take this opportunity to thank all of them who had worked hard to ensure we had the best time ( educational one , yeah !)

I hope that Butterfly Project will always come up with these creative and awesome projects that will be a huge help to all the butterflies which will help them to grow further in what they are passionate about – blogging !

Well, that is for now, Till next time – toodles ! 

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Taste by Champignons – Eko Mall, Cheras

What do you think about visiting a restaurant with a fine dining ambiance but easy on your wallet? Imagine having “la viande” with a glass of red wine and beautiful soft jazz music playing – classy isn’t it? Now, that is something you can do over this weekend.

On 5th May, I was invited to attend the grand opening of “The Taste and The Champignon Cake Shop”  at Eko Cheras, a mall located 20 minutes away from heart of the city. The name is sufficient to give you an idea of the restaurant’s concept ; and I honestly believed it was another fine dining place with great food however to my surprise, it was just the latter.

The Champignons Cake Shop is the new venture of Chef Gary Chang and Pastry Chef Kingsley Kwoh – both prominent names that is well known for their establishments in fine dining industry. Nevertheless, their aim is to create a fine dining experience available for everyone to try – as it is acknowledged, fine dining caters to an upscale clientele and provides the highest quality of food. And to acquire excellent food and services, one must shed a lot from their wallets ; however that is not the case when it comes to “The Taste”. This place never short off the ambiance of a fine dining restaurant but the price is quite reasonable – ranging between RM 10 to RM 40.

 

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“A place to relax and hangout with friends and family over good food, coffee, cakes & wines” – Chef Gary

The Ambience. 

I am an ambience person – if that is a word. Long story short, I admire the place more than the food but I think most of us are like that because a eating place with a calm, peaceful ambiance can always boost your mood, allowing you to enjoy the food. I cannot say that it was peaceful on the grand opening day so my reference is to the interior design of the restaurant. I really loved the simplistic design of the restaurant – specially the wine arrangement on the wall. The glorious design sits on the wall, on your right from the entrance – something that couldn’t just escape your sight at a glance.

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The restaurant has a open area – which is not usual for fine dining premises where most are covered with tinted glasses hence this give a friendlier approach to diners who wants to try something new – moreover it is a positive ambience when it has open spaces specially for them who prefers breath of a fresh air – I really love the concept because it implements their value to reach out to everyone ; not focusing only on a specific group.

The Pastries. 

I do not have sweet tooth but nevertheless, I love trying out different desserts and pastries – guessing the ingredients and what not. It is always one of the many things I look forward to, apart of the pastry / dessert itself. I got to experience 3 of the finest pastries – and IT WAS ONE OF THE BEST ONES I EVER TASTED. My favorite was definitely the Blueberry Tart – the butter in sync with the sourness of the blueberries gave a fusion of taste, inviting for more bites – I couldn’t stop myself from savoring this particular pastry.

Verdict :

SIMPLICITY! That’s the first thing that comes in my mind. From the ambience, to the menu and the price – everything remains minimal. Nothing is exaggerated – except for the beautifully designed pastries that makes it almost difficult to be eaten. If you are looking for a dinner date or family outing and maybe friends catch up session – you should head over to their place. Experience it for yourself and you might find yourself returning over and over again for the PASTRIES and the excellent FOOD!

Address :

Taste by Champignons, EkoCheras Mall
Address: Lot G31, Ground Floor, EkoCheras Mall,
No 693, Batu 5, Jalan Cheras, 56000 Kuala Lumpur
Hours ; Daily, 10 a.m – 10 p.m
Contact : 0391349288

 

 

 

D15 Nights by Dewar’s – feat Yellow Claw.

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If  you read my blog posts than you should know that I am someone who don’t really enjoy parties but that doesn’t mean I am complete “killjoy” person. I attend parties as such when I am curious about what happens in there – most of the time I end up attending only one time because I’d rather spend my weekends under my blankets reading my books. Just as such, I came across an invitation to attend “D15 Nights by Dewar’s“. If you are someone who understands Hindi then you would have giggled, because Dewar means brother-in-law, but no I wasn’t talking about that.

Dewar’s is a brand of blended Scotch whisky owned by Bacardi, who is also known for its “White Label” which said to be the top selling blended scotch in US. Well, I knew that part but I wasn’t sure about what is “D15 Nights“. I did some researched and found out that it was mainly focusing on Dewar’s 15-Year-Old – which was in fact the reason I decided to attend the party plus I got a chance to GIVEAWAY 2 pairs of tickets to my followers – how much better can it get ?

 

This event took place at The Fuze Club, located in the heart of Kuala Lumpur – away from the main party spots in this city which adds on to the uniqueness of it. It was quite an exquisite affair and was totally blown away by the first look of it. It was Black and Gold – two of my favorite colors. The setup was indeed extravagant and totally impressive – not failing to give you the feel of being in a high class cocktail party.

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My favorite part was the games section – they had 3 games available for them who attended the event to spend their time having some fun before heading inside for the real party time. Party-goers were welcomed with 3 drinks to choose from : Dewar’s HighBall (Soda Water), Dewar’s Highball (Ginger Ale) and Dewar’s On The Rocks. I went for Dewar’s Highball with Ginger Ale, because that is more of my thing while my friend opted for Dewar’s On The Rocks ; Fun Fact – I tried both and will still stay with the first.

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Dewar’s HighBall ( Ginger Ale )

Now, lets get to the main part – YELLOW CLAW performance! Do I have words for it ? I need to create one for sure but for now, let me shout out loud – it was MAGNIFICENT! I enjoyed every bit of the show – which includes the before, during and after the performance. For those of you don’t know who that be ; Yellow Claw is Dutch DJ and record production duo from Amsterdam consisting of Jim Aasgier (born Jim Taihuttu) and Nizzle (born Nils Rondhuis). Two of their most viewed songs on Youtube is “Shotgun” and “Till it Hurts”. Now, watching them spinning live on stage is indeed a memorable moment because its not everyday that you get such opportunity. Dewar’s is quite apt with the theme provided #doubleisbetter is indeed!

Thank you Dewar’s for this amazing experience and looking forward to the other installations of Dewar’s D15 Nights.

Till Then, **Toodles*.

Boon4 – On The Way E-delivery Platform.

Have you ever come across a situation where you need to get some things to be delivered immediately – but again there is no option available? Long ago, we only depend on courier services to send our item and the fastest was Poslaju – taking as quick as 1 day to get the items delivered. 1 DAY, well 24 hours can seem to be quite a long time if your level of urgency is high. Fortunately, now you have a solution to this and it is BOON4.

Recently I attended BOON4 application launch, that took place in Bangsar South. To be honest, I was unaware of this service till this event where I learned a handful information on the services. So, I thought I should write a blog to share all that I have obtained during the event and the Q&A session – so sit back, and read through for some amazing fact on BOON4.

What is BOON4 ?

If you don’t know, Boon4 is actually the first ever Malaysian company that helps to connect drivers on the road with the person who wants to send an item and it was founded in 2017 by K.S Soon. On the other word, it is an on the way e-delivery platform. I personally like the concept, where a particular driver who is driving to his destination will be selected if his en route matches with the location that sender wants to send the item. Precisely, the driver helps to deliver the item without the need to change his destination – so it is a win win situation given the driver will be paid for granting the boon for the sender. Well I dropped the hint and you guessed it right ; that’s how Boon4 got its name.

Why BOON4 ?

As a consumer, it is wise for us to compare and contrast different brands and services. And the comparison does not end at the price, or the design but also many other factors that could affect in the long run or immediately. The concept is the main factor here ; in current market it is common to find services such as booking drivers to specifically send an item to a specific place, but this will only increase the cost. BOON4 practices are concept that only easy on the pocket but also time-valuing ; drivers are selected based on their end location – mean if the location where the product needs to be sent to is on the way, then they will be the perfect match to carry this out. Since this does not require the driver to allocate a special time to precisely complete this task – the amount to be paid is lesser compared to many other prominent service of such.

 3 factors of BOON4.

Another aspect of BOON4 that is attractive is their focus on 3 main factors – “Safe, Fast, Save Money”.

Safe : It is normal for customer to demand for the best and safest service when it comes to their precious items. Boon4 assures a higher moving quality hence you will not need to worry about missing, or damage product being unattended. Moreover they offer insurance up till RM200 for selected items. . Apart of that, the delivery will start from the sender’s doorstep to the recipient’s doorstep. This means there will not be any particular point that requires either sender or recipient to travel , in order to send or receive the parcel. In addition to that, they also accept items that are difficult to be handled without any extra charge for the packaging. Talk about convenient there!

Fast : This era requires everything to be done in high speed – from Internet to train, hence it is not over the board to request for a high speed delivery as well. We still appreciate our current courier services – and it is totally reliable but when it comes to requiring a service that needs to be done in 24 hours – then there should be an alternative that we can turn to anytime. BOON4 promises same day delivery – hence the product will be picked up on the same day from the sender and will be delivered on the same day to the recipient. Since this is being done on the application, sender is able to track the item plus they get to live chat with the driver. This proves how well they have structured the system to ensure convenience to both sender and driver.

Cheap : Some services offer fast and safe delivery for the parcels, however they increase the price – hence customers usually pay more than they should because in many cases, they are left with no other choices. As for BOON4,  I would definitely confirm that it is indeed reasonable. How do I know? Well, I tried it out. I wanted to send my crystal bracelets to my sister who is living in Taman Shamelin Perkasa, which was 22km from my place in Bangsar South , and it was only RM10! Unbelievable right? It was totally a surprise for myself too – provided not only I manage to save my time but also go easy on my purse. Checkout the screenshot below : 

 

Verdict. 

Nevertheless, I believe that BOON4 is the real game changer when it comes to services as such provided they are able to fulfill customer’s requirement without lagging behind the other companies that are striving in the same sector. Relatively, I am a first time customer who is satisfied with the service that I receive and without any doubt, will opt for their services again, when it’s needed in future. First of all, I am impressed with their easy yet detail application – which as a very straightforward interface. It took me about 5 minutes to get the whole process done.

  • Application : 8/10
  • Interface : 9/10
  • Price : 10/10
  • Safe : 9/10
  • Delivery time : 9/10

Use code “BOON4SHAWRMINT” to avail 10% off your first order.

You can opt to download from the links below :

iOS : https://itunes.apple.com/my/app/boon4/id1296128580?mt=8

Android : https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.sender.boon4

 

 

 

 

 

Spectrum of Heartache

I sat in the room filled with ugly thoughts,

I repeatedly toss it off, as mere illusion,

nothing I did could stop it,

it was a cruel haunting on loop ;

I could feel the coldness of this space,

like I was in a freezer – blood shunting,

I trace the goose bumps on my skin.

my heart pounding harder by seconds,

as I fight hard for a breath of air,

I heard a deafening thump from top ;

in the blind darkness of the room,

three stroke of light sneaks in,

slow forming a shadow on the wall,

plain, deformed black silhouette,

luxurious locks, weaken red fingers.

green thickset, round-shouldered figure,

subtle blue aura, filed with emotions ;

she is a spectrum of heartaches.

The Iron Fairies, KL

Hello, pretty Iron Fairies.

Living in a big city like Kuala Lumpur sometimes can be quite stressful and given the fact that we are all busy in our endless rat race, it is apt to take some time off to unwind, either with yourself or with your friends. Personally, I have a list of go to places that I’ll need to visit to recharge my energy but I am always on boat in search of eccentric, and unique places to visit. Just as such, recently I found a place that not only caught my attention but left me in total awe. This is a beautiful bar located at TREC.

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Entrance to Iron Fairies. 

I am being a big fan of fairy tales – this was like a dream come true for me. Upon my arrival, I was greeted by really friendly staffs who guided towards my table – and the first thing I noticed was the ambience. It felt almost like I was walking into a ship – and the low dimmed light was the main attraction in here, at least for me, giving a very mysterious vibes to it.  What I really love about this place, is the Jazz music which was nothing but only calming. If you have been to “TREC” , then I am sure you know how loud it is – but in the Iron Fairies, you will be greeted with soothing to the ears kind of music.

 

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The Bar area with exclusive collection of liquors. 

A little background on this bar – this is a franchise brand owned by Ashley Sutton and apart of Malaysia, there are 3 other branches in the world ; Tokyo, Bangkok and Hong Kong. What makes this bar stood above the rest is the mystical atmosphere and the interior that consist of iron, timber and leather. One of the eclectic characteristic of this bar is that it lives up to its name – where it gives the guests a feel of being in a set of fairy tale movies, something that you will not be able to find on daily basis. One of my favourites are the brass fairies placed on the table. There are many different fairies with different expression and body position – and its quite fascinating for me while going through it.

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The warning card was quite creative too !

 

Food, Cocktails and all that matters. 

It’s get to the part that really matters – the MENU! To be honest, if you are someone who is not able to make your decision based on the menu – this will be a tough task for you. This is because Iron Fairies offer a wide range of drinks ; from the signatures to the classics, beers and the non alcoholic drink list is ready to baffle your mind. I went for the save choice and selected one of their signature cocktails – 𝚃𝙷𝙴 𝙶𝚁𝙴𝙴𝙽 𝙵𝙰𝙸𝚁𝚈. 

This cocktail is strong and punchy mainly because the “Absinthe” that is added into the drink. Apart of that the kick ingredient, this drink also a well balanced mixture of 6 spirit drink with vermouth, blue curacao and passionfruit. This was the only drink I had on that night but I was totally tipsy by the end of it – so it is a BIG THUMBS UP from my end, and it gets into my “Go To” drinks list. As for the food, I opted for something special that I believe can be found only at this bar hence the winner is ” Chicken for Chloe”. 

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This is a homemade burger comprises of tender chicken thigh with the special chili sauce – topped up with vegetables such as lettuce, tomato and Gherkin. And BBQ mayo sauce to add more flavor to the dish. I do like the burger and find it suitable for my preference in keeping what I eat really simple yet tasty. And the price, RM 30 seems quite reasonable to me as you are also given generous quantity of fries as the side.

This is the part where I go…oooh.

After a pleasant session of good food and punchy drink accompanied by live band, I decided to explore this place,  so I ventured into the other floors accompanied by one their friendly waiter. So, here is the thing, Iron Fairies has 2 stairs that leads to the top floor – a spiral one situated right in the middle of the bar and the normal stairs at the outer portion, so ladies, if you are wearing skirt like I did, I would suggest you to use the stairs outside.

Back to my experience, I went to the first floor and I immediately fell in love. If you think the ground floor is mysterious enough – wait till you see the first floor. It is so beautiful that I refuse to step out of the place without admiring every inch of it. The red color light makes the ambience even more magical, and to be able to watch the DJ / live band perform is the cherry on the cake.

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But out of all, my favourite will definitely be the “Butterfly room“. The ambience gives you a feel of being in a secret casino – lack of better word. Without hundreds of butterflies hanging from the ceiling – there is more of a royal touch to this room apart of the mystical vibes.One thing is for sure, I am definitely going to book a table here for my next visit to The Iron Fairies.

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My experience here was one of a kind – and since then I’ve been suggesting this place to my family and friends. There is no doubt that I will definitely visit this place again – and guess what? It got into my “Go To” place list as well~ To know more about this place, you can refer to the information below :

Address :

Hive, TREC, 438 Jalan Tun Razak H-G-06, 43000 Kuala Lumpur, Selangor

Open Hours : 

5 PM to 5 AM

Like them on Facebook: 

                                         https://www.facebook.com/theironfairieskl/

 

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Be The Best You on V Day

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Self care is important. You need to take care the well being of your mental and physical health. Apart of that, it is important to take care the well being of our most intimate part, vagina. Lactacyd, the No.1 feminine wash in South East Asia has recently launched a campaign that mainly focus on women – of all categories in life, from all age group. The campaign is named as “Be The Best You on V Day” which is to help out women in the process of taking important decision that is closely related to their wellness.

V-Day Tea Party by Lactacyd

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On 12th February 2019, Lactacyd Malaysia held a Valentine’s Day Tea Party at Greenhouse by Muir and generously invited many beautiful ladies from different backgrounds ; bloggers, influencers, media person etc. The purpose of this event is to talk on matters that is essential to a woman which includes self care and grooming – particularly, our intimate part which is our vagina.

The event highlights the fact that loving yourself first is actually the best love you are able to give anyone.

The event started with a speech from the Marketing Director for Lactacyd Malaysia, Ms. Maynart Messomonta (Palm), explains that the brand strongly believe in empowering women to give adequate essentiality on self care by starting from taking good care of their feminine hygiene. “We believe that true confidence comes from within because when you are confident, you can take over the world and Lactacyd is there for you to achieve this”, Palm explains further in her own words. In regards to that, she also adds that she believe this campaign is able to guide customer to pay more attention to vaginal care and be able to enjoy the products that is being offered by Lactacyd which covers the important aspects such as cleanliness, freshness and most importantly is providing the comfort that us will boost every woman’s confidence.

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It was then followed by healthcare discussion on feminine hygiene, by three wonderful and beautiful ladies which also includes Ms. Maynart Messomonta (Palm). The two other involved is the prominent Datuk Dr. Nor Ashikin Mokhtar who is a panel doctor specialized in obstetrics and gynaecology from Primanora Medical Centre and Weena Marcus, Miss Tourism Malaysia 2009/2010, who is also a beauty lifestyle influencer. This session and the whole event, was emceed by the very gorgeous and talented Juanita Ramayah who was the former HITZ radio host and current TV host.

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They have done a great job by discussing the ways one can love and embrace themselves by taking care the personal hygiene and also emphasizing the importance of PH balance for a healthy vagina. Surprising but true, I have also learnt through the forum that many women do not actually spend money on purchasing personal care products apart of the essential sanitary napkins. This is only taken note of or paid more attention to when an infection occurs.

This was indeed a fruitful day for all the guests, as they were not only provided a good hi tea session with an informative health care session but they are also treated with the opportunity to create their own “Loving Me Basket”. I for instance, never had any experience in flower arrangement hence this was a very sweet experience for me. Seasoned florists from “The Florest” guided the guests step by step on the process of creating their own flower basket from the pretty flowers provided, to be accompanied by Lactacyd product.

My “Loving Me Basket”

This was really amazing as we were given the freedom to create the basket as how we want it to be but with guidance from the florists, who were around to help us with a big smile on their face. We were then told that we can take the flower baskets home – which I believe is a very kind gesture as looking at the hard work will always cultivated positivity within ourselves.

The event concluded with a group photo with Lactacyd’s key management personnel and guests that was invited to this amazing event. For your information, “Be The Best You on V Day” campaign will go on throughout February 2019.

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Products

  • Feminine Hygiene : This gives your V natural care and protection during your menstruation with a balanced pH level, all-day long.
  • All Day Fresh : If you are a person who loves adventure and sports, then indulge in herbal essences and long-lasting freshness for all-day play with 24-hour odour shield technology.
  • Soft & Silky : Contains milk-based moisturizing ingredients to give you smooth and silky treat for grooming aftercare.
  • White Intimate : Go for natural way to Intimate fairness and welcome a day of romance and glamour. Use two times a day for fairer skin in 4 weeks*
*Based on product use test on 200 Asian women, Synovate-Ipsos, Sept-Oct 2011. 

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For more information on the Lactacyd’s products and benefits, please visit : 

http://www.lactacyd.com.my/

Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/lactacydloveyourv/

Instagram : https://www.instagram.com/lactacydloveyourv

Lacer Dental Care

Dental health is one of the most important aspects in our daily hygiene. Finding for the correct toothpaste can be quite a hassle given the condition of our teeth is something we will not be able to determined – it takes time to understand the level of your oral hygiene which pretty much impacted by our lifestyle. What is “Oral Hygiene” you may ask ; this is a practice of ensuring the cleanliness of one’s mouth and also to avoid complications such as cavities, gingivitis, periodontists and other oral related disorders. Practicing a good oral hygiene also plays an essential factor to prevent bad breath.

Sensitive Teeth. 

I’ve spent good years of my life taking care of my oral hygiene but it was not “good” enough, hence resulted in my sensitive teeth condition. How do you know if you have sensitive teeth? Think about that time you drank hot or cold drink and you felt a very sharp pain in your teeth? Well, that is the cue. Sometimes, having sweet or sour dish can also result in the same sensation. This means you will need to seek a Dentist to know the reason and how you can prevent it. Lucky for me, I found a solution that works really well!

Sensi Lacer – Toothgel 

The first product that I have been trying is Sensi Lacer – Toothgel , and you might wonder what is the difference between gel and paste? Well, apart of the appearance, neither is actually better than the other. The high amount of silica in a toothgel is the main contributor to it’s clear and gel like appearance. I was curious from the moment I receive the toothgel and began to try it from the next day – and I’ll never regret my choice.

What I like about this product : 

  • It has a very minimalistic color choices – white and orange for the box.
  • It has 3 different languages on the packaging – and detailed information.
  • It comes in 75 ml , which means travel friendly
  • The smell of the gel is very mild – unlike the commercial toothpastes.
  • The instruction is available on the packaging – and quite straight forward.

How to use : 

  1. Apply a good amount on your soft-bristled brush.
  2. Place your toothbrush at a 45-degree angle to the gums.
  3. Gently move the brush back and forth in short strokes.
  4. Brush all the surfaces, not missing the inner and outer part, most importantly do not miss the chewing surfaces of the teeth.
  5. Be sure to tilt the brush vertically, in order to clean the inside surfaces of your front teeth, and make several up-and-down strokes – for a total clean teeth.

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Perio Lacer – BioAdhesive Gel 

If you are someone who often suffer from ulcers, you definitely know how horrible the pain can be. It can reach to a point where it affects your daily lifestyle. Although we take care of our oral health really well, sometimes it can never be enough. For this, you can try Perio Lacer – BioAdhesive Gel. What is BioAdhesive toothgel you may ask, well in the simplest explanation – it assist in the process of removing plaque structure. Plaque is a sticky deposit that exist in your teeth due to foods that contains carbohydrate is left in the teeth. This eventually destroys the teeth enamel that can result in the decaying of the tooth.  

What I like about this product :  

  • It has a very minimalistic color choices – white, red and blue for the box.
  • It has 3 different languages on the packaging – and detailed information.
  • It comes in 50 ml , another travel friendly product.
  • The smell of the gel is very subtle- almost like “Bonjela”
  • Clear gel appearance – hence you can see where you are applying it.
  • The instruction is available on the packaging – and quite easy to understand.

How to use : 

  1. After using the toothgel, you can immediately apply this to the affected tooth.
  2. Squeeze some on your soft brush or on your clean finger.
  3. Massage gently on your tooth with your fingertips – to ensure a thorough absorption of the gel onto tooth.
  4. Leave it to dry – there is no need to rinse it.

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Verdict. 

Prior to trying this, I have tried multiple toothpastes and toothgel that will soothe the sensation I feel every now and then due to my sensitive teeth issue. There are times, certain toothpastes worsen the pain and causes pus to grow on the surface of my gum which eventually resulting in trying to stick to only one brand. When I started trying this, I was quite afraid because I don’t want to relive the terror of living through an aching tooth or gum over again. After trying for a week, I was quite relieved that no ulcer or pus situation happened, in fact my gum bleeding reduce visibly. As for the Bioadhesive Gel, I’ve added that into my oral hygiene routine apart of brushing, flossing and gargling, and till date, I am quite impressed with the result. In addition, I offered my friend who is suffering from ulcer , and this Gel actually helps to reduce ulcer pain after few minutes of applying it onto the area, leaving a cooling sensation instead.

I would definitely recommend this to all of you with sensitive teeth.

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Price 

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                     PerioLacer Bioadhesive Gel 50ml

                                             RM 37.50

 https://www.pmmii.com/collections/lacer/products/periolacer-bioadhesive-gel

                              SensiLacer Toothgel 75ml

                                             RM 31.50

https://www.pmmii.com/collections/lacer/products/sensilacer-gel-toothpaste