Pre-planning Routine.

I only started pre-planning this year actually and I wonder why I didn’t do it sooner. Pre-planning saves my messy a** big time and my planner looks neat now that I almost don’t have to erase any mistakes or stick too many sticky notes to mark events and stuff.

I use this printable weekly sheets from The Planner Spot to pre-plan my week.

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The sheet is blank so it’s easy to set it according to your personal preference. For me, I dedicated those four sections to DUE, WORK, PERSONAL and FINANCE.

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I can move my events all I want because this sheet is not a permanent insert in my planner.

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As soon as I done transferring all the events into my actual weekly inserts, I change the pre-planning sheet to a new one.

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Another way I pre-plan is using this convenient weekly desk planner I got from Typo. I mainly use this to pre-plan my big events or projects because it’s huge and has plenty of space to write on.

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By the way, this is my current planner setup. I’m loving it so far.IMG_6514.JPG

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Dakgalbi 닭갈비

Dakgalbi or Korean spicy stir-fried chicken is one of my favorite Korean food. Recently me and my friend, Wahida, found a dakgalbi restaurant called Mr. Dakgalbi . Wahida, a hardcore Korean enthusiast, of course thrilled the most by the discovery so she dragged us to the restaurant which is established in Sutera Mall, JB.

We had no clue what to order so we played it safe by ordering a basic set of dakgalbi for 2 pax.

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They will fry the food for you, so don’t panic.

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The set came with rice and ramyeon with no vegies. You can go for the other set, also for 2 pax, but with vegies. Or add on more cheese, more ramyeon or more rice or even order for rice cakes.

Despite the burning red color, it was not spicy at all but had like a settled sweet taste to it which was lovely. I especially enjoy the ramyeon. The fried rice also tasted so good mixed with the cheese.

Wahida also ordered this delicious seafood (or was it potato?) pancake which tasted pretty much like jemput-jemput bawang (onion fritter), my favorite.IMG_6816.JPGYou dip this in the soy sauce but it’s too salty to my liking.

IMG_6814.JPGMe and Wahida about to devour the food. What you can see on the table are the 반찬 or side dish (kimchi ~duh!~, salad, raddish, cabbage and clear soup).

The price? I don’t exactly remember how much we paid but it was affordable. You won’t cry and curse.

 

Once Upon An Eid

Hi. Selamat Hari Raya.

It’s been one week since Eid (glad it’s technically over) but I still want to say maaf zahir batin to you and to anyone who happens to read this abandoned blog by chance.

I’m already in Johor Bahru and at work.

But I was in my hometown in Terengganu for Eid. Where else could I be?

Same old place, same old routine. I was still holed up in my room the whole time we had guests coming over. My two brothers were in existence but customarily to no purpose. And my mom was still THE mom.

The only difference is that my sister’s now married so she was absent on the eve of Eid which was a little odd since the 5 of us were never separated during this time of the year.  We came in a bundle but the bundle is now detached but to advantage.

It’s okay.

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I blurred my sister’s face because I was trying this new image blurring app on my phone and accidentally deleted the original photo.

 

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Sister, myself and mom. That’s, by the way, my go to photo face. Embrace it.

 

Not sure if I’m allowed to post this on the Internet but here it is. IMG_7217.JPG

Ayoh Teh and us, minus my other brother.

 

Also take note, this is my ultimate favorite cookie.

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Guilty. Finished half the jar all by myself in one sitting.

What’s yours?

2017 Planner Setup

Hi. Long time no see.

For the year 2017, I’ll be using the same planner I use this year which is the gorgeous Kate Spade Wellesley in black.

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The only thing that is going to be different is the inserts, of course.

It’s hard to find good personal size planner inserts where I live. I tried Typo, Harris and other major bookstores in Johor Bahru but to no avail. So I decided to go online and I found this website called Paperdorable.com.

Thank god they carry personal size inserts! I’m so glad that I made the purchase and when it came in the mail a few day ago, the quality is good! Better than the Kate Spade ones that I’ve been using.

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I believe this is the Dream Planner inserts from Paperdorable.com

The inserts do come with beautiful dividers but they’re just too colorful to my liking so I decided to make my own. I went ahead and used the pages from New York at Night, a photobook that’s been sitting on my nightstand for so long, collecting dust. It turned out great after I laminated them!

The dividers that I’m going to be utilized next years are HOME, MONTHLY, WEEKLY, EXPENSES and an unlabeled one to house random stuff.

I also made my own dashboard from the same book and a couple other inserts like my Bucket List insert, When I Did Last, Month at a Glance, cash envelopes as well as my Cash Flow Inserts. They are all in black and white. I am going for the minimalistic and simple planning routine next year so there won’t be any crazy colored spread.

I also made the page marker from a pvc sheet that I am so proud of because it is so cute.

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Page marker.

Other than that, all the inserts are from Paperdorable.

 

And if you want to, you can watch this video where there are more pictures of the planner.

Mental Breakdown In A Cave?

Hi!

The video of day 2 and 3 from the Perak trip I went to last month is already up on YouTube.

Me, my friends and my kids went to Gua Tempurung (cave), where I had a major mental breakdown LOL, and Kellie’s Castle as well as to Menara Condong.

It was indeed a very fun trip.

Fun In The Sun

My vlog has finally gone live!

It’s a 10 minute video of my trip to Perak the past weekend. Me, my friends and my kids went to Perak for 3 days (23-25 Sept) and this vlog is for day 1 only. We spent one whole day at Gunung Lang and Lost World of Tambun and Kinta City, Ipoh’s version of i-City, (which I did not vlog because honestly there wasn’t anything much to see there). However, I did see a lot like A LOT of people playing Pokemon Go! and of course, I banded together. I had to, guys. Gotta catch ’em all.

I had troubles editing the footage because first the quality was bad, guys! I was legit shaking the camera like hell. I think I should go see a doctor or something.

Secondly because there’s too much going on. I don’t wanna show what’s not needed to be shown (aka my fat ass belly, lmao) and scare people. So the edit out process was pretty difficult and at the end of the day, it didn’t bother me anymore.

So here’s the video. Enjoy!

VLOG | Perak Getaway | 23 09 2016

Derma Health’s Skin Lab Concentrated Vitamin E Cream

Hi!

I am back with another product review. This time, it’s the Derma Health’s Skin Lab Concentrated Vitamin E cream, an Australian brand.

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Honestly this was a sudden purchase as I toured the aisle at Caring Pharmacy. I was sold at “Concentrated Vitamin E”. For the 200ml tube, it contains 10,000 iu of vitamin E means that the dosage of vitamin E is pretty high, which is good. Legit.

I’m avid user of concentrated vitamin creams. Prior to this cream, I’ve been loving the Simplysiti Hidra Vita treatment creams.

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Eventhough the amount of vitamins are not provided, they are sooooo so good. I can skip the other products, but not these. I use the Vitamin C one in the afternoon and the Vitamin E one in the evening. Sometimes I use the M (multivitamin) one, it depends on whatever it is that I wanna use that time. But these ones are pretty tacky so it’s not comfortable at all. So I only use them in the afternoon or in the evening, never in the morning before makeup.

However this Derma Health’s Skin Lab Concentrated Vitamin E cream is totally a game changer. It’s not oily at all. It has the consistency of a lotion, like our typical body lotion. It’s no surprise because I found it sitting on the body lotion shelf at Guardian. In fact, this product is made not specifically for face. It’s for skin in general.

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The packaging says that it is formulated to help reduce scar visibility, diminish stretch marks, prevent dry, cracked and damaged skin, lighten acne and other blemishes, reduce the sunburn effect as well as reduce the reoccurrence of new wrinkles.

So I believe it’s a multipurpose cream and totally safe to be used on the face too, according to the packaging. You can definitely use it as a moisturizer right before makeup but I don’t because for that purpose I have a specific moisturizer that I swear by. So I only use this cream whenever I don’t wear makeup.

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The first time I applied this cream I was already awed at how fast it absorbed into the skin, like almost instantly. It leaves nothing on the skin. No oil residue, no film residue, nothing like that at all. So I love to reapply it 2 to 3 times each time.

I notice that it does reduce scar visibility. I had one small scar at the corner of my nose from scratching and it was gone in just like a week, I’m not kidding you. As for stretch marks, I haven’t tried it on mine so I don’t know if it works or if it’s not. Maybe I should try.

Because I’m so obsessed with the cream, I went ahead and bought another pack of 2 and a miniature one for travelling.

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This pack has a 100ml tube and a 200ml tube.  

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I wanna give one of these to my mom because she has cracked heels. Hopefully this cream will help her combat xerosis as well.

Oh, the price? It’s not expensive at all. For a single 100ml tube, it retails for ±RM24 and for the value pack (100ml+200ml), I bought it for ±RM44 at Caring Pharmacy. I know the box says RM51.90. Don’t trust the box, trust me. And the travel size, I picked it up for RM5.90 at Guardian.

I think that’s it for the review. I’ll see you in the next one.