Tuesday, October 14, 2014

fly away

I never really understood wanderlust. It seems tedious and tiring to travel. There is so much to consider - money, research, time, courage. But as I looked down from the plane, I saw responsibilities fall away. I feel lighter. But it is one thing to fly to a place you've never been and to fly somewhere you constantly visit. Here I know I have a home, here I know I would be taken care of. But more and more I see the appeal of disappearing into a world where the only person who knows you is you.

I always believed it's not where you are, it's who you're with, so travelling with friends and people I loved seemed like the only option. Because I could be alone in the Bahamas and marvel at my loneliness. But there is also beauty in being alone. I wish I had that courage, but the most I could ever stand is shopping alone.

But one day I will do it. One day I will disappear. If only for a little while.


Sunday, October 5, 2014

Sephora Opening at Spring!

Man this post is so outdated I feel physically sick at myself. To be fair, I had laptop issues and I wasn't thrilled at the prospect of using a new operating system and was waiting for the official photos to be released... But enough of waiting. I want to blog about it now.

So I'm sure many of you Kuchingites know that Sephora finally hit East Malaysia on the 1st of September. :D I saw many familiar faces in the crowd but everyone was too distracted by the novelty of having Sephora in Kuching (!!!) to really chit chat. I feel my eyes wandering when someone stopped me to talk, and I'm sure everyone else felt the same, but at the same time, felt obliged to chat and acknowledge each other. But enough of that!



I attended both launches, once with colleagues (way to go hitz!) and once with this crazy girl I love.


Seriously though, I don't know why she's the way she is.


Everyone got these RM50 vouchers for the VIP launch, and because I attended both, once alone and once with my bf, I got two RM100 vouchers AND a RM50 voucher. Needless to say, I spent it all.


Sephora girls waiting for the first customers, but first...




There was a performance by Soul Dance (if I'm not mistaken). I really like the girl in the center. She danced with passion, and when you're passionate about what you're doing, that's when you are at your most attractive. They danced twice, once for the VIP launch and another time for the public launch and I couldn't keep my eyes off her.


Once the emcee said: "SEPHORA IS OPEN!!!" I rushed forward and upon realising no one else was following me, looked back and asked "seriously?!" before deciding that I could either shrink away awkwardly or make the best of the situation. So I told myself to fuck it and ran in, hi-fiving the waiting salesgirls. See, I was waiting for the photos to illustrate my golden moment but well, fuck it.

So now Kuching is another step closer to being an actual city. Exciting.



Here's Joash looking fab as he accidentally photobombs me.


Packaged rainbow bath capsules.





Check out this crazyass queue! It went all the way outside of Sephora. I'm glad I already surveyed the products before the public launch so I was in and out of the place quickly. Okay la maybe not as quickly as I made it sound because it's Sephora and I didn't really want to leave.

The first time I entered Sephora was in Singapore and I loved their service. I'd go back every one or two years because I cannot deny that I love Singapore. It's just such a nice city. But anyway, there was one particular promoter who always made me feel special by throwing in free gifts and samples (although, thinking back, he probably made each of his customers feel special - which is why he gave the best service!) and remembering me each time I walked into Sephora and introducing me to perfume he knew I'd like but not hardselling. He made me feel like he honestly enjoyed talking to me instead of treating me like a customer. I wish I got his name because he doesn't work there anymore. And now I don't know who is it I appreciate. But whoever you are, cheers, cos you're awesome.


Saturday, September 27, 2014

What is your subconscious obsessed with?

I wasn't surprised when I got this:

Your subconscious is obsessed with the need for love!  
Your selection of pictures suggests that from very early age, you were a very emotional and passionate person. You grew up with a big family, lots of siblings, and a nice group of friends. Because you weren't always in the middle of everyone's attention, you have to constantly feel loved.  
Your subconscious is very occupied with reminding you that you need to find someone who loves you. Sure, some people think that this is a bad quality in a person, but you shouldn't listen to them, this is one of your strongest attributes!  
This subconscious need to feel loved drives you in every aspect of your life, makes you study harder, achieve bigger things and search for true love without compromising. This feeling is what’s gonna get you places! 
Because I already knew. I'm not sure that it is 'one of my strongest attributes' because as you earn the love of others, you often forget yourself. You try so hard to make others fill the void that only you can fill, that you feel empty and discontented. People don't crave for things they have enough of, but enough is subjective.

What is your subconscious obsessed with?


Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Reivew: Mediental Botanic Garden Mask (Acaiberry)


This is a tone-up mask (no idea what that means) which will make your skin moist, lively and clear. 
My skin has been suffering lately, due to late nights and I've noticed micropeeling. I'm not complaining all that much, because dry skin is better than disgusting, oily skin. But then again dry skin also equals aging. So, I grabbed the mask and smacked it on in the morning, after another late night to see what miracles it could do. 

The mask itself is textured, which is supposed to allow better absorption, while not suffocating your skin. The essence, on the other hand, was quite thick and while it didn't leave a sticky film on my skin, when I hopped into the shower, I discovered the essence was not absorbed, only dried. 

I don't think it's much of an issue, because it didn't feel uncomfortable and didn't bother me throughout the day. However, there also weren't any noticeable effects. I supposed it's one of those masks that require multiple use. If you'd like to give it a try, you can get it on HiShop, by clicking on the photo above.

Also, get a 15% discount with this coupon code: VEYRONIQA. :D


Friday, September 12, 2014

why I've stopped updating

My Monstar's graphic card has died for some reason unknown to me. So sometimes I get to do some stuff on the laptop before it starts beeping and crashing. Which is why I haven't been updating.

It's extremely upsetting as I've only had it for a year and a half and would cost a good 627AUD to repair.

My previous Vaio lasted a solid 6 years - and is still running perfectly. I just needed an upgrade because softwares and games nowadays require so much more.

But fuck new technology and their shortass lifespans. Honestly. What happened to quality?

I'm going to leave it till the bf gets back so he can deal with it, so gimme some time as I learn to navigate a Mac. And figure out how to use Adobe Photoshop on it. And stuff. ^^y

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Sephora is opening in Kuching!

I don't doubt that most of you already know that Sephora is opening its very first branch in East Malaysia.. Its hoarding wall is almost impossible to miss because you will see it once you ride the escalators up from the basement.


But if you didn't already know, you should mark the 1st of September on your calenders, because the doors will open at 2.00PM!

Sephora will be giving out vouchers to the first 150 people who enter the store. The first 50 will get vouchers valued at RM100 and the following 100 will be given RM50 vouchers. So bring your friends and family, because there is no limit on how many vouchers you can use per receipt! ;)

They will be giving out mystery gifts for every signup, and membership is free with any purchase! There is no limit on how many people can become a member, so even if you miss out on the vouchers, you still have something else to look forward to.

Not to mention, there will be a 10% discount off all Sephora products... But you wanna know what is the best thing about Sephora?

Their prices will remain the same as their West Malaysia counterpart. This is a big deal because we deserve equal treatment!!! It pisses me off everytime I look at a tag and see that whatever I wanted is so much cheaper in KL. The price difference of all the products I've ever bought is probably enough to buy me a year's worth of return tickets to KL! I'm obviously exaggerating, but that's how it feels - right?!!

Anyway, what cosmetic brand are you excited to see in Kuching? I can't wait to get my hands on Urban Decay and NYX so I guess I'll see you there!

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Girls: What your DotA role says about you.

I was playing and realized that I almost always play support, so I wondered if my choice reflected on what kind of person I am. This is what my curiosity and imagination came up with. It is NOT meant to be taken seriously. Also, none of the photos belong to me.


Support - She wants to feel important, but is not willing to take charge and be a carry. She's the girl who wants to be a part of everything, but not necessarily be the star of it. She just wants to be involved and protected - because you should protect the support.


Ganker - Her theme song is probably Tick Tok from Kesha, cos she not only wants to be a part of every party, she is the star.


Carry - Self important and confident. She's one of those girls who wants to be one of the boys, because she thinks she's special like that.


Initiator - She's that girl who always starts shit, but at the end of the day is the only one who escapes unscathed, leaving everyone else standing around confused and pointing fingers but never at her.


Pusher - She doesn't always have to be where the fun is, she just needs to be doing something which will benefit her and her team.