Sunday, February 19, 2017

Embracing Adulthood

I still remember those days when I first stepped into the actual work force (For those who have yet to know, I actually have a 6-9 full time job although I hardly ever disclose much about work online). I had trouble adjusting my lifestyle to waking up early and reaching home late. Everyday I was just beyond fatigue. I used to stay up late during uni time. But not as soon as I started working. Work, eat, home, sleep. The mundane cycle repeats 5 days a week, one week after another. 

Later on, I began to adapt. From sleeping at 10pm, it became 11pm, then eventually 12am. These days, I can hardly doze off before midnight. 

By delaying my sleep time, it gave me ample time to do some other stuff. Like reading or something. LOL okay fine, I admit that at one point of time, I was a complete couch (bed) potato. I would dabao food right after work, watch Korean drama on my MacBook while I eat, proceed to shower and continue watching that drama on my bed. I would just keep watching until it was time to sleep wtf.

One day, I began to question my lifestyle. Work, eat, drama, sleep, repeat. I must be capable of doing way more than that. At the same time I happened to encounter a Japanese client at work. That was when I decided to sign up for Japanese lesson. No hesitation, just paid and attended the class 2 weeks after (and dragged colleague along too lol).

It has been 4 months since I started the lesson. I have passed the Beginner Level and am now at Elementary 1. It was really lucky of us to have been assigned a funny and wonderful sensei whose method of teaching is effective. So far all the classes are fun and I hardly had to force myself to finish the homework since I enjoy it. I have promised myself not to give up until I have become fluent in the language. After that I would sign up for Korean class XD

With the new mall opened at my work place, I have also signed up for gym membership. TBH I am not a sporty person. But these days I feel that my health has been deteriorating rapidly. I get tired from shopping for only half an hour. Every now and then I would fall sick. A few years back, I was still able to shop all day and stay up all night without feeling exhausted. Oh my youth, gone with the wind :(

Just the other day, my bestie and I happened to be at TREC. So we thought, why not drop by Zouk and have a look? Seriously I have never stepped into the new Zouk ever since it shifted. In fact I have stopped clubbing since the final year of uni. What used to be a fun night out had become a tiring affair. I still have my Zouk membership card (don't judge), so we went in and had a quick tour. It was funny cause we were quite lost at the entrance. Didn't know which entrance we were supposed to go to. Didn't want to appear like an idiot in front of other party-goers so I called up Steph (who else would I have called besides the queen of Zouk wtf) and asked for direction wtf. I asked her which way was heading to Phuture and Velvet (well at least I still know the name of the room lol). 

It was 10pm so the club was completely empty, hence allowed us a clearer view of the interior. But the downside was we wouldn't know how the actual party scene is like. Guess we need not know. Because after 5 minutes inside we already felt suffocated by the heavy ciggies odour from the carpet wtf. So yea our tour lasted for 5 minutes. LOL.

I am waking up in 8 hours for an early morning gym session as I am typing this. Don't really know the purpose of this post but I guess my main point is, I am feeling my age catching up and the signs that come along with it. I can't be young and wild and free, but instead I will work my way to becoming wiser, healthier and happier! ^^

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Kerastase 3-Step Haircare Ritual

I am no stranger when it comes to Kerastase products. Growing up with a hairdresser relative, I have been introduced to Kerastase since I was a teen. There was a point of time when my hair got severely damaged after dyeing and perming (everyone must had been through that rebellious teenage stage!). These days, I can safely proclaim that most days are good hair days ^^

For weakened and damaged hair (such as spit ends, loss of elasticity, brittle hair with different lengths), I would strongly recommend Kerastase’s Resistance series (packaging in light green).

Introducing the 3-step hair care treatment:

Step 1: Bathe
Repairing Reconstructing Shampoo – RM90

Apply the repairing reconstructing shampoo to damp hair, emulsify, massage and rinse.

The pro-keratin and ceramid help to rebuild and strengthen the hair fiber from the inside.

Step 2: Treat
2 options under this step. Personally, I would use the masque only on once or twice basis.

Repairing Anti-breakage Cream – RM100
Repairing Reconstructing Masque – RM145

Apply to washed and towel-dried hair. Massage onto lengths and ends. Leave in for 1-2 minutes (cream)/ 5 minutes (masque). Emulsify and rinse thoroughly.

The products are well-known for their regenerating power.

Step 3: Texturize
Resurfacing Reinforcing Milk – RM94

This is a leave-in product that requires no rinsing. Apply to washed and towel-dried hair. Massage onto lengths and ends before you proceed to blowdry.

It protects the hair from heat up to 180 degree Celsius and makes blow-dry 2x faster. Definitely the last but not the least important step!

Good news: you may now purchase a set of Kerastase 3-step haircare ritual from any Kerastase Authorized Salons in Malaysia and claim a free Kerastase Texturizer!

Thank you Kerastase for the fantastic box of hair care goodies!

Friday, December 30, 2016

Sally Hansen Miracle Gel™

Beauty comes at a price. And that price surely wouldn’t make you happy.

With the rising cost of living, the cost of mani-pedi is also rising in tandem. It costs about RM200 in Klang Valley area to get a simple gel manicure these days. What used to be a bi-weekly routine is now a luxury splurge.

Thank beauty goddess for the existence of DIY nail polish.

This CNY, I decided to paint my own nails! T o T

The results used to be disastrous whenever I did hat in the past. But this time, it turned out well with Sally Hansen Miracle Gel™.

The new Sally Hansen “Royal Splendor” Miracle Gel™ Collection features 3 new shades to the Miracle Gel™ - Regal Rosé Wine and dine, Off with her Red!, and Prince Char-mint.

Super amazed by the chandelier in the set that can be switched on and off with the mini button! Thumbs up to Sally Hansen for coming up with such a brilliant idea!

In conjunction with CNY, I opted for “Off with her Red!”. As the name suggests, the nail polish dries off pretty quick miraculously. The colour and shine effects are equivalent to the conventional gel polish, hence the name Miracle Gel™ although no UV light is required throughout the process.

The colour could last up to 14 days (depending on how much house chores you do LOL).

I am now using “Regal Rosé Wine and dine” which is beige with tinge of pink. Very clean and neat colour suitable for normal day use.

The black bottles are actually the 2X Volume Top Coat which provides a high-gloss finish and mirror shine. Makes the colour longer lasting too.

Additional surprise in the box. I had trouble opening this bottle of “matte polish” until I realized that it was in fact a USB! LOL. Second cutest thing ever apart from that mini chandelier.

The new shades are sold at RM36.90 each. You can get them easily at selected Watsons, Guardian, Sasa Malaysia, Caring and Parkson.

I can haz pretty nails 365 days now without having to worry about the costs! XD

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Endless Euphoria Calvin Klein

Feeling euphoric receiving my Christmas present this year!

Thank you Calvin Klein for the new fragrance just in time to replace my finished bottles of old perfume.

If you are looking for Valentine gift, this could be a good idea.

Endless Euphoria Calvin Klein: feminine, fruity, floral

Refreshingly light and radiant, Endless Euphoria Calvin Klein translates the provocative fantasy of the iconic euphoria fragrance into a sunlit daydream filled with cherry blossoms and air of sheer sensuality.

The translucent pink bottle contains the mixture of natural ingredients which exude a dream-like seduction as you spray it.

Absolutely adore the 3-in-1 set!

Sensual Body Lotion - 100ml
Non-sticky, non-greasy. Just apply an adequate amount and let the sweet sensual scent lingers.

EDP Rollerball - 10ml
 Fits perfectly in even the smallest handbags.

And of course, the highlight of the day:

EDP Spray - 125ml
The contemporary and artsy bottle design happens to be in my favourite shade. 

Top: cherry blossom, mandarin, bergamot
Mid: violet, pastel rose accord, syringe
Dry: bamboo, sandalwood, bare musk accord

I like the fact that it is EDP which makes the scent long lasting throughout the day. There’s no need to carry your perfume everywhere and respray it.

The eau de parfum is priced at:
40ml: RM225
75ml: RM339
125ml: RM419

Endless Euphoria Calvin Klein is available at various major departmental stores J

Monday, December 19, 2016

Supperclub KL @ TREC

Since its Phase 1 launch in 2015, TREC has been the latest entertainment and F&B hangout spot in KL. As night falls, the Electric Boulevard that features more than 20 F&B outlets transforms itself to a bustling street with the arrival of diners and party-goers. TREC reminds me very much of Clarke Quay in Singapore, where there are sparkling light, music and people all around. It is indeed an ideal place for a celebration night.

Among the F&B outlets featured at the Electric Boulevard was Supperclub. Judging from its name, I would have thought it was a night club. However, it is actually an upscale Gastrobar and Lounge that serves pretty awesome food!

I was amazed by the ample space inside of Supperclub. Besides, the interior layout and choice of furniture spells a vibe of majestic and elegance. As we entered Supperclub, we noticed a large island bar ready to serve us some kickass cocktails.

Ordered my Earl Grey Martini from their Gin selection. I am not exactly a big fan of Gin but boy this was impressive! At the first sip, I could taste the fragrance and of the tea leaves which blended so well with the alcohol. Needless to say, I gulped down the whole glass without leaving any trace XD

There was a swing next to the bar which is an instaworthy spot.

We started our dinner with Live Oyster Shooter (RM32 for 3 shots) which was served with Absolute Vodka and Spiced Tomato Juice. Kelly, being an oyster lover enjoyed this starter, but personally I am not a fan as I find the juice too spicy for my likings although it could be a rather great way to get your appetite going.

Fresh salmon and avocado guacamole (RM28). Salmon and avocado has always been a great combination! What’s more when it is topped with caviar? The guacamole was tossed with olive oil, lemon and herbs which gave it a good amount of tang.

The Scallop Ceviche (RM32) was another appetizing dish with a mixture of vegetables, tomatoes and scallops.

Grilled Eggplant with Ruffalo (RM32). This dish deserves some highlight! The eggplants wrapped around mozzarella and topped with pesto were grilled to perfection! These flavourful sheets of goodness simply melts in your mouth. Don’t ever miss this if you are visiting Supperclub!

Seafood risotto (RM38) cooked with fresh mussels, octopus, mussels, scallops and tiger prawns. We couldn’t wait to dive in this tomato base Italian rice filled with chunks of sea treasures.

Squid Ink Tagliatelle (RM46). Homemade black flat pasta served with fresh scallops, broccoli and cherry tomatoes. Scallops were fresh and bouncy, flavor was adequate, and also extra points for the added health factor.

Foie Gras Pasta was totally mouth-watering! We were absolutely satisfied with the perfectly grilled liver and the tagliatelle pasta coated with delicious gravy and liver oil. The entire dish was just so yummy and kept us craving for more! The portion may look small but the bowl was quite deep. Good enough for one.

For those who are looking for more luxurious cuisine, the restaurant offers a good selection of lobster dishes as well. The live lobster dishes are priced from as low as RM148 for half lobster dish.

Of course, Supperclub wouldn’t leave out you meat lovers. Do try out their Angus Tenderloin (RM132 for 300 grams) cooked to medium rare. All their Angus beef are grass-fed from US.

Crème Brulee and Tiramisu for dessert.

Chilled out at the spacious lounge area after the incredibly good meal.

TBH we were extremely amazed by the quality of food at Supperclub (sincere opinion). Given the ample space inside, one can even organize a big group gathering for Christmas or NYE dinner celebration.

Thank you Supperclub for the yummy dinner. Looking forward to dining there again! (especially for the eggplant and Foie Gras)

Supperclub KL
Address: Lot 12-14, TREC,
Electric Boulevard,
Jalan Tun Razak,
50400 Kuala Lumpur.
Tel: 03 – 2110 0866
Operating hour: 5pm-3am daily

Photos credit to Andy Kho