Dec 28, 2009

An Evening Out with Ciki

I recently wrapped a wordpress design job for cumidanciki.com. You can view the Ciki and I decided to go out for a dinner to celebrate since her husband, Josen was out of town. I was late for an hour due to the horrendous traffic in Bukit Bintang. And what's worse is that I had stomachache while driving and my gear shift choked a few times. There were many drivers around me and I bet they were thinking I went nuts or something.

Ciki went to drink at Japanese bar nearby first while waiting for me. After I arrived, she announced that we will be going to a new restaurant just at the back of Changkat Bukit Bintang. I was like, "So, this is how food blogger operates.... lol.

We reached Albion to be greeted by the most unusual greeting.

"I am sorry mam but we are not open today. This is our first day. We do have a limited menu but there are no prices yet. Please feel free to pay any amount that you think the food is worth."

We began chatting and chatting up to the point where we conveniently forgot bout the time or the priceless food. Ciki gave me a cute souvenir from London. Sob T_T I never had anything from London before, so touched. Life is wonderful. I brought my Nikon SLR to do some shooting and try to get into the character of a food blogger.


Its not easy, I tell you. First, you have to scout for new restaurants that other food bloggers have not reviewed. Note down the address and name of the restaurant. Once the food arrive, you must not eat. You must first, take photographs of the food. It goes against human nature. You know you did a good job when you upload the photos, you feel hungry just by looking at the food.


What wonderful dishes, delicately arranged. The tough part is eating the food. It is like writing on a brand new leather bound notebook that costs a few hundred bucks. Its a waste to eat it, its just too good.

When we were ready to leave, we signaled to pay. Ciki wanted to pay with card but to our amazement, they do not yet have their credit card payment system installed. The dinner is free. 0_0 We just have to take a photo with the nice owner after that. They started charging the Tuesday after that.

Since the dinner was free, we were feeling unusually rich and pampered. We dropped by the Japanese bar again for drinks. Plum wine!! It is awesome (impossible to get drunk by it though). We also had this new experimental drink called the Pink Geisha. That tastes marvellous.
I shall put in the name of the restaurant(I know, I fail as a food blogger.) when I get it from Ciki.

This was the souvenir that Ciki gave me, it is dearly wrapped in a pouch to protect the necklace. It also has an 'A' initial. I wonder what does it stands for, maybe its my grade for my performance as a blog designer. :)

This is the necklace inside, a quaint vintage necklace. (No, its not a locket.. everyone that saw this tried to open it) I am so happy and proud of this! Thank you Ciki!! Muaxx.

Anyway, this post will go into my version 2. Tutorials will be coming back up by the launch of my version 2. I had just finished filling up my portfolio, next is the blog and shop section. After the launch of my v2, this blog will still be here. There will be news updates that link to the v2 but there will not be any text content for the upcoming posts here.

Dec 15, 2009

SK-II Mini Christmas Event


When I was in high school, I had a friend who suddenly decided to improve her skin. She brought a tupperware with some white yogurt-like substance, she claimed that there is growing bacterias there that would help improve her skin. 



Curious as I am, I was interested! She used it regularly (she slapped them on her skin thickly) and her skin improved within 3 weeks time just by using some natural substance.

Here am I, holding a bottle of wholesome goodness for the skin containing Pitera. It is not the same yogurt, I do not know, maybe it is..maybe it is not. I was only 16 then, what do i know. But Pitera is a metabolic solution generated in the fermentation process of a unique stain of yeast.

Sounds like yogurt yet? lol.. but the Japanese had done it again, this is good stuff hence the overwhelming price but this is like an Apple product compared to the other Windows hurt-my-eyes nonsense.

I went for an advertorial at SK-II, Isetan KLCC without knowing what is gonna happen. When I found out that there will be a skin test, thought bubbles popped out in thousands-I was so scared that my skin will be reported as the worse ok. It is like going to the hospital when you are already convinced you are sick yet you are in a denial about it. lol.

I was immensely relieved when I found out that my SPQ is number 3. Its the best ok!! Eventhough I do not wash my face or apply any skincare at all. No joke. The most I use is my body shower. hehe. I am that blessed.
Nevertheless, I can see all the wrinkles building up, leading to SPQ2. It struck a fear I have never known before.

I AM AGING.

Then the nice young lady showed me the chart of products I should use to keep the current skin I have, all I could see is the prices. Its expensive!!

But then she tried the products on my hand, and god.. it felt. so darn good. looks better. fairer.

Its ironic that we sacrifice our beauty and youth for money and when we have money, we have to buy back our beauty and health.

I need to take care of my skin now!

Eiling, Redmummy and ThatGirlCynthia got their skin tested at SK-II. We were all presented with a xmas goodie bag too! Happiness**

KY dropped by from his office and was dragged for the skin test. He looked as if he is in pain. HAHA! Oops.. can't make fun of others, not good. not good. I think he is a SP3 too, but the memory was vague cuz all I could hear is, "Haze, they said I have thick skin!!"

*vain* I look good. I should be their ambassador. This could be the poster. Then I could get many many products from them and my life would be complete :D The chicken puff they served was really delicious too!

Cynthia and me, if you remember.. Cynthia and I go way back. I did her banner for herblogshop. I always thought that she is too pretty to be standing next to me in a photo. Awed from her glowing face.

Perfect group photo :
1. SK-II background CHECK
2. Pretty chicks CHECK
3. Nice lighting CHECK
4. Bystander in the background doing a peace sign CHECK

Cynthia, Red, Pink Stilleto, Eiling and Me.

Oh, yea.. bystander : Nicholas.

OK! I need to go get some SK-II products! It is TIME I have some skin care after 23 years of jakun life. I look so good right now, if I look any worse I wouldn't be able to face my mirror anymore.

Dec 8, 2009

Makeup & Hair in just 7 Minutes and 20 seconds

Rushing to an event or dinner but you just do not have the luxury to spend half an hour to do your makeup and hair? You can get similar results in less than 8 minutes!

What I do is basically cut all the finishing touches from the makeup process, I cut:
1. foundation
2. browbone highlights
3. eyeshadow colours

Everything can be done if you minimize the time spent on your eye makeup.

Enjoy!