Sunday, March 17, 2013


A footnote it is, a footnote it shall be.

Today i went to a carwash with syamim, just because i thought somebody hasn't clean that car for a while so i might just pamper it. and you know what, I'm so glad i did.

The uncle who washed our car was very friendly. We started to talk and he suddenly went and started giving advices to us. I can see how he would be prone to, seeing us, two young girls, studying medic. Apparently he was an engineer, but he ended up running a car wash business because he didn't like the life he had. Especially the people he had to deal with. ''Orang sekarang tak macam orang dulu. Sekarang orang jahat2 tak boleh percaya.'' and he reminded us to never trust anyone, just keep faith to yourself and God.

He used to be a monk too. haha. Interesting uncle. He basically pesan us a lot la. Remember God, always pray, mengaji. If he is not a buddhist i'm quite sure he'd be a good muslim. Dia kata hidup ni tak payah busuk hati, nanti karma datang balik. ''Sekarang lain tau dengan dulu, dulu kalau buat kena dekat anak cucu, sekarang kalau sendiri buat, sendiri kena. Kalau orang buat kita, kita diam saja, tak payah buat orang balik. Tak payah ikut orang, kita kena ok dengan diri sendiri. Orang sekarang kadang banyak duit sombong, bangga, tapi nanti mati tak ada apa, bawak satu kain saja. Kita datang kosong, kita balik kosong maa..''

I was so taken aback. I was so really touched actually to suddenly get a reminder like that. Very unexpected. I strongly believe that whatever is heard by the ears are meant for us to hear kan? I rasa macam nak nangis, because earlier during the day I was affected by something of the past and it really brought me down. And suddenly, in less than 12 hours, Allah pujuk me with this kind encounter. I feel so blessed and terharu.

That uncle lived a very modest life. The house was very modest. ''Saya happy, sihat, anak ceria, makan cukup, oklahh.. Kita kalau takde duit janganlah sampai menangis. Duit ada tak payah suka, duit tak ada, jangan menangis. Itu duit pun bukan kita yang punya. Orang Thailand kata, (insert some thai here), you cannot catch the wind. Money is like the wind, can you catch the wind?'' You see?

''Saya cakap awak eh, badan sihat, ingat Allah, hormat parents, you happy lah. Parents very important tau, you jangan sekali-kali marah kat diorang. Kalau you rasa sangat marah pun dia ada buat apa, jangan marah. Parents dulu yang jaga kita, nanti kita tua dah ada anak sendiri kita harap anak2 nak jaga kita juga kan?''

and banyak lagi kot. yang penting i just remember feeling so blessed and so inspired to be tenang and feel satisfied..

The things you encounter in the streets...

Tuesday, March 5, 2013


Whattheduck. Tiba2 rasa nak tulis review.

It's 1.37 am and I'm usually still up because I wake up after 12 so I somehow ended up, going through beauty tips and reviews.

Okay honestly I've only really care to properly want to look proper for everyday proper look about maybe starting last October. I had friends asking me, why the change? My answers are various, depending on my mood. Some of them, the typical, yeah..dah besar, dah wanita, most of them is because I just kinda don't have stuff to do. Medic student don't have stuff to do, wow, touche'.

Anywho, for some twisted fate, I ended up entering Debenhams before going back from Dublin the other day (or week, rather) aaaand tiba2 nak usha clinique because I've always heard good reviews about it. Honestly, make up doesn't mean much if your skin isn't flawless to begin with. I just don't believe in heavy make-ups.

Oh you just don't, just don't usha if you are not ready to buy. Well as usual, the 'consultant' asked if she could help. Obviously I needed one, was kinda clueless. I initially just wanted to look for a facial cleanser. I've been using mish-mash products for more than a year. Took the best product out of different brands. Apparently that works for me, but most of it, I just kinda disagree with the habit of buying all the product line of one brand just cause one suits you. It's just too damn expensive to keep changing everything.

So from then, up until now, been about maybe three weeks, I've been using this proper clinique set which is supposedly customized to my skin. I have combination dry-oily skin. Which is mostly annoying because i'm very sensitive on the cheek area but soooo very heavy on the t-zone. And to top that, I am so blmish-prone. just one day, one day, without proper face care, and it will just pop out in clusters. 0bhc)&^&BGhjRCvhdsvye37*&"!

First thing, the lady suggested me this cleansing foam, to get rid of my make up (as she observed that i, at the time, wore sloppy foundation and eyeshadows) and will also help deal with the blemishes as well. She said, 'You'll definitely need these', while observing my face. Mmmah, definitely.

It's really just a fluffy foam and done like how you would usually clean your face. it's kinda strong.

And then Clinique does this 3 steps face thing. First one is cleansing. I use this mild facial cleanser, usually used for combination skin.

This one's a bit softer, you just mix it with water to become a lather.

Step 2 is exfoliate.

Clinique clarifying lotion for dry combination skin. It's like a toner, but this stuff is super strong. It literally sizzles your face. Just dab it with soft cotton across your face making sure it covers every area at least once.

Step 3, moisturise.

This stuff is like concentrated water across your face.It's cool and very refreshing. But it also means that it's not that thick. Sometimes I have to apply twice to make sure my skin is dewy and supple.

This is the only thing that I'm disappointed with. The best moisturiser would be one that does everything. Moisturise and especially protect. So now I'm just depending on my body shop extra virgin minerals liquid foundation (whatever the hell extra virgin means) which contains spf20. I kinda wanna at least spf 30 for malaysia...yeah. I might just switch just the moisturiser, or i'll need to find facial sunscreen later.

oh and the final touch, especially for my all-year-round blemish-prone skin, anti blemish spot treatment gel.

Just thin layers of dots on the blemishes. This stuff is super strong, it'll make your pimple cry tears of blood. just kidding. it'll just dry them out to prunes. Great stuff. If anything, i want to always have this to my access.

So far it's nice, it's great in fact. I think my skin has gotten a bit more radiant. It starting to become that expensive cosmetic user look. I just need more determination to stick to my beauty regime. urghh. It really is just the routine and sticking to it. Not really anything fancy.

Till later- xx