Monday, 31 December 2012

Happy New Year

A fresh new start on a fresh new year. What are your resolutions for 2013?

This year I resolved to:

1. Reduce my intake of fast food, junk food and soda.

2. Learn to make macarons. 

3. Blog at least once a week. 

4. Complete my Korean Language study. 

5. Work out more often.

I decide to keep my resolutions small and achievable, hopefully I can stick to it. 


I can haz Macarons?

Macarons seems to be a huge trend this year, I've been reading about it and seeing pictures of these cute, colorful little confectionery delights for quite some times but didn't have the chance to try it. Finally spotted these, ahem, 'Imported French Macarons' at Tong Hing but they were bloody expensive at RM6.90 each, but I gave in and bought some anyway. The holiday season is making me do insane things with my money.
Earl Grey, Lemon, Salted Caramel and Orange

My favorite are Earl Grey and Salted Caramel. I've tried Strawberry and Vanilla too, but I didn't have my camera that time, you could check out the pictures through my Instagram @bloggerladyg.

The verdict: They were a little too sweet and not to mention, expensive, one could only indulged once in a blue moon. Unless I learn how to make macarons myself. I'll make that one of my new year resolution. On a positive note, they photograph so prettily, I'm willing to close one eye on the price of these things.

Spotted some at Le Safran, Suria Sabah at RM3.50 per piece, RM38 per dozen, unless my information is faulty.  Haven't had the chance to try them yet. 


Today is the last day of 2012

And tomorrow is the start of a brand new year. 

Lets take a look of the Major Happenings of 2012 that we've been through: 

1. Jeremy Lin lit up the scoreboards on February 6th and hashtag #Linsanity took over Twitter.

2. Queen Elizabeth II's Diamond Jubilee on the February 6th. 

3. Aung San Suu Kyi won seat in Burmese Parliament on April 1st. signifying a historical victory for  democracy in Myanmar. 

4. First Chinese female astronaut- Liu Yang along with 2 other astronauts successfully landed on TiangGong 1 space station on China's ShenZhou program on June 24th. 

5. PSY Gangnam Style released on July 15th took the world by a storm, recognize by the Guinness World Record for most 'like' in Youtube and topped the music charts of over 30 countries

6. 2012 Summer Olympics held in London on July 27th to August 12th. 

7.  Barrack Obama won 2012 election against Mitt Romney on November 6th, adding another four years to his legacy. Big Bird gets to keep his job after all. 

8. Datuk Lee Chong Wei and Wong Mew Choo tied the knot on November 9th. 

9. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge officially announce Kate Middleton's pregnancy on December 3rd.

10. We survived the 2012 apocalypse on December 21st. (Okay, this one is a joke,) It was not the end of the world, but the start of a new era. 

More good things are upon us, 

p/s: Do share with me which event you think is the most significant in 2012. I would love to hear from you. 

Thursday, 27 December 2012

My Dad went to Taiwan and all I got is

Nope, not a tee-shirt. It's something far more superior than a tee-shirt. My siblings get a tee-shirt each, lol, not me, cause I specifically requested this:

Olay Pro-X Advance Cleansing System

It was said to be professionally and clinically designed to cleanse 6 times better and can be used with any cleanser. The instructions are simple enough, after spreading cleanser over damp skin, turn on the cleansing brush and run it gently over the face for 60 seconds, rinse face and brush.

By doing so for the past week, I did notice some improvement to my skin, lesser blackheads and more radiance, I believe my skin will get better if used for a longer stretch of time.

It comes with a 2-speed cleansing brush, a 20ml Exfoliating Renewal cleanser, a fluffy pink headband and 2 AA Batteries included. 

I've been pining for a cleansing brush like this for a while, would love to have the Clarisonic Mia but it cost USD $119 which converts to around RM360, so Olay Advanced Cleansing System is the next best thing, it can be found at Taiwan Watson.

As far as I know, this cleansing system is not available  in Malaysia yet so I pestered my Dad to get this for me while in Taiwan. This cost around RM120. 

The bristles are so soft and the rotating brush head gives your skin a deep cleansing massage, it certainly made shower time a treat. Although its waterproof, but I try to keep the body of the brush away from water if possible.

It's also my Christmas Present and I'm loving it. 

By the way, a belated Happy Christmas to you guys.

Sunday, 16 December 2012

Can't believe it's already December


I admit I have been incredibly lazy lately, haven't blogged for absolutely ages. There are plenty of photographs that I haven't got around editing, and they do need some editing since my new genius camera setting was messed up.

  I thought I could brighten up pictures taken in dim lights by tweaking the exposure compensation a wee bit higher, the pictures does turn out nice and bright but there are hell lot of noise when the pictures are enlarged. Editing is a pain in the arse right now. 

December is always the funnest  month in a year, it was my birthday on the 1st, and Chinese Winter Solstice on December 21st, Christmas on the 25th and Boxing day on the 26th. December is the month of celebration and it also signifies the end of a fruitful year. It's my favorite month. Haven't been doing much though, just chilling, working on my Business Statistics with a tutor so I may actually pass this subject next January, reading lots just like usual, I have also start learning Korean language from Korean Language School.  I'm doing Christine's Fun-Fun Basic Korean Conversation and Jenny's 10 minutes Korean. The lessons are easy to understand and anyone can pick it up in no time. The internet can teach us so much, it's a waste not to take advantage of it. 

 I do update my Tumblr more frequently than my blog, it's where I re-post stuff I like from around the interwebs and my favorite blogs, do check it out if you're interested. 

Anyway, here's a picture of my Baby- Timmy, He is so adorable. My Dad once asked "This cat is HUGE and yet you still call him Baby?" I call him Baby because he has a tiny squeaky voice, although he is eldest of 3 brothers and he is bigger and heavier than any other male cats. He would be alpha cat after his Dad, but the voice...

This picture represents what I did all day

Komapsumnida and Jal-ga