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Hanami @ Chidorigafuchi

August 31, 2014 in Japan 14 Cheesed

2014 Hanami Date #4

Today’s hanami date is with the danna!

He took a few days off to celebrate my birthday (although it isn’t the day yet), so we had a pre-birthday hanami date. (on my birthday itself we had another proper birthday hanami date HAHAHA talk about hanami overdose :P).

Coordinate

 

Another sakura viewing spot for you to jot down:

Chidorigafuchi (千鳥ヶ淵)

Chidorigafuchi is near the Imperial Palace. It is a little further from Shibuya, but it is actually at teh center of Tokyo and easily accessible by train. I saw on Sakura Forecast app that it was full bloom, and i always always wanted to be there, so we headed over and got down at the National Theatre as there was a sakura exhibition going on!

The park.

And many different types of sakura. This is one of the pinkest ones.

Pale pink ones.

This is my favorite because it has the cutest pink color and a little green peeking out here and there ^^

And… lots of selfies.

 

Later on we just walked along the street to Chidorigafuchi river side.

Sakura everywhere!!!

Pretty?

All sakura alongside the river!! It is the longest sakura pathway i’ve ever walked. There was just endless sakura everywhere.

You can also take the boat but the queue for it was probably something like 2 hours XD

Yasukuni Shrine was nearby so we visited it as well, since there are more pretty sakura trees and a matsuri going on.

(Last year i was scolded by many Chinese followers when they saw my post on Instagram because they recognize the kanji 靖国神社. They cursed me in the most vulgar Chinese words ever created wtf. This time i very carefully to type in hiragana only (やすくにじんじゃ)and nobody scolded me lol. Peace for all. :D

Cotton Candy sold in the matsuri!

Had a mini picnic.

That’s all for the hanami date. My belly was getting heavy so we always go back home early to rest.

But night time i had a dinner date!

With Ena and Licoco.

That’s all for pre-bday hanami date.

 

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[shout out]

RIMOWA

In April, i was traveling to Japan two weeks earlier than the danna, so i had to be all alone. Worried that i won’t be able to handle all those luggages, i got myself a sturdy and huge enough but very light luggage case.

From Rimowa of course! The danna has always been a fan and i trust his taste :P

Now our whole family is using Rimowa hehehehe. Papa’s Topas, Mama’s Salsa and a small one for baby although we would have to carry on his behalf now :P

One day i’m gonna get this!

So yes i traveled with just my Rimowa Salsa to Japan (almost empty) and came back with it full (and many extra boxes).

Big luggage in a small apartment in Tokyo.

 

You can get your Rimowa in Malaysia at Pavilion Level 2, Fashion Avenue and in Gardens Mall South Court, G floor. Happy traveling! <3

Stored in Japan | 14 Cheesed

number76 upgrade!

August 27, 2014 in Happenings 7 Cheesed

Soooo!

Exciting news my fav salon in the world for year 2014!!

 

1. New branch opening

First of all, number76 is launching a new branch!! Some of you may have seen the teasers they posted up, and this time around it is gonna be in one of the most premium locations in KL…

 

and it is…

jeng jeng jeng jeng…

STARHILL GALLERY!

on

6th Sep 2014

And i am so so so so excited for this new branch because:

1. It will have a whole new concept to provide the most luxurious experience for their customers.

2. It will provide the most comfort and privacy among all its branches!  There will be individual spaces perfect for Muslimah customers and people who want some quiet time, and also anti-social people like me wtf. And…. there will also be a larger private space for a few people, so plan your taitai hair-date with your girlfriends or your loved ones!

3. For all its extra services and new features, the menu price will remain the same! (Unlike some other salons that charge insane prices just because they are in a “luxurious mall”.)

4. There are many more new services coming in to add to the whole “total beauty” concept for number76. Update when i find out more :D

 

Passed by a couple of weeks ago while it was still under renovation.

 

I haven’t visited number76 in such a looooong time! The last time was a week before delivery:

Went to Bangsar 1 for hair color!

I knew that i wasn’t gonna have time go visit the salon as often post baby Junya, so i decided to pick the darkest color for my hair.

Using their Organic coloring, absolutely safe for pregnant women if that’s what you are concerned about.

I love it!!!

 

Then the day before delivery, i also had a super Tansan wash at Bangsar 2 branch. You know la, the whole confinement-cannot-wash hair thing lol. (Although i washed it the day i came home from the hospital. #whatconfinement )

Super stylist Amy washed my hair personally lol.

Love love love!

And then the next day i gave birth to Junya wtf.

 

And then zero visit to the salon for the next 3 months wtf.

 

Finally after i summoned enough courage to leave home long enough, i visited number76 Mid Valley branch for cut + tone-up + treatment after 3 months, under their new Tsuya Color System (eleborate more later).

Anyway once you go black it is almost impossible to go light without bleaching, but they managed to give me a tone-up without any bleach that is bright and vivid!! :D

Love!!

 

 

2. 76 Menu Upgrade

Ok so the new menu upgrade!!!

i love number76 because they are always finding ways to improve and bring the best for their customers, and so in conjunction with the new branch opening, they are launching a brand new level-up  menu system!

And the new system is called “TSUYA“.

A lot of people asked me why i color my hair so many times but it’s not damaged?! The answer is of course, regular salon visits for treatment and care.

But some people cannot afford to go to the salon so often, hence they stopped doing chemical services (coloring/perming/straightening) all together in fear of damaging their hair.

So your prayers are answered. This new “TSUYA” is a treatment-infused chemical system, is a new innovation that provides enhanced protective treatment benefits during coloring/perming/rebonding, and can improve signs of damage such as dry, dehydrated hair by moisturizing from deep within hair structure.

Sounds too good to be true!!!!

Tried it first hand for myself.

TSUYA color for my hair after 3 months of hell (forever tied up/accumulated sweat/milk spit-ups etc lolol).

So so so so shiny and glossy and the color is perfect.

 

And because of this treatment benefit upgrade, there is a slight change in the price (I checked and it’s something like RM20 extra) for chemical services which is Color, Perm and Rebonding. Other pricing remain unchanged.

And the TSUYA menu system is only available at Mid Valley, Bangsar 1, Bangsar 2 and the upcoming Starhill Gallery branches only.

Super recommended!!!

 

 

Visit number76 at:

number76 Mid Valley

Add: A-G-2, Ground Floor, North Point, Mid Valley CIty, No.1 Medan Syed Putra Utra 59200 Kuala Lumpur

Tel: +603 2287 0661 / 0662

Hours: 10:30 – 19:30 (Closed on Monday)

 

number76 Bangsar 1

Add: Shop 9 & 10, No. 39-2, Level 2, Jalan Telawi 3, Bangsar Baru, 59100 Kuala Lumpur

Tel: +603 2284 0076 / 0176

Hours: 10:30 – 19:30 (Closed on Monday)

 

number76 Bangsar 2

Add: No. 50, Jalan Telawi , Bangsar Baru, 59100 Kuala Lumpur

Tel: +603 2283 1776 / 2776

Hours: 10:30 – 19:30 (Closed on Monday)

 

number76 Starhill Gallery

Add: S4, Pamper Floor, Starhill Gallery, Jalan Bukit Bintang, 55100 Kuala Lumpur

Tel: +603 2141 6676

76 Omotesando

Add: 4-9-2 Jingumae, Shibuyaku, Tokyo

Tel: 03-5786-1781

 

 

And if you have any questions, email: contact76@76style.com

 

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EMODA Aug 2014

So i thought my love relationship with EMODA would sooner or later come to an end when i found out that i was gonna be a mommy.

But no! I was wearing EMODA pieces throughout my entire pregnancy (coordinate pictures here), it is amazing how there was a piece that would fit me at any stage of pregnancy, like magic!

And after Junya was born, i kind of had to dress all momsy (ahhhh all the restrictions you didn’t expect!) and say good bye to all the pretty but inconvenient tops (urgh breastfeeding), high heels/short skirts (while carrying a baby?!) and cute little bags (cannot fit milk bottles T__T).

While i was still drooling at those of 6-inches pumps, i actually managed to still shop for the exact fashion pieces i need!! I also noticed that part of EMODA’s collection is getting more casual/practical. Perhaps now that ENA is a mother, she knows exactly what would fit other moms perfectly too (i noticed that she’s been wearing lots of flats, sneakers and comfy pants, yet looks SO GOOD). I’m just so lucky to have her as a fashion inspiration!

Here are some of my EMODA coordinates recently!

Coordinate 1

Top, denim, sandal heels and rucksack all from EMODA.

You can still get Pop Leaf Decollete Top and Double Buttoned Denim Pencil Skirt on the website.

 

Coordinate 2

Hairband,  top, skirt & sandal heels all from EMODA.

That’s my favorite “breastfeeding top” lol.

 

Coordinate 3

Skirt and sandal heels from EMODA.

Love the Pop Leaf motif, you can wear the top and skirt as a set, but i always like wearing them separately so you get some fun mix-and-matching!

Get the Pop Leaf Midi Skirt and Wedge Sandals. I needed a pair of slip-on sandals that is super convenient yet has a little bit of height, this is perfect and so comfy!

 

Coordinate 4

Earrings, top, skirt and heels all from EMODA.

Decollete Line Short top could be worn off shoulder, but the one i got was M size (they ran out of S soooo fast but i really wanted this piece so i got M anyway lol) so it is a little loose.

Up waisted pencil skirt with belt has the perfect length for work! And love the silhouette!

 

 

 

Coordinate 5

Shoulder tie-up top:  an unusually sexy top for EMODA!

Side band high-waisted jeggingsi just LOVE EMODA’s bottoms. (i think i said too many times before). They really have the best and most flattering cutting ever! Even bester, they are also on sales now!!! Half price!!!

 

 

Coordinate 6

This is my “mommy outfit”! Top is great for breastfeeding (and the floral motif can conceal milk spit-ups lol), super comfy culottes and flats.

Get:

Choose Set Up Top

Wide Belt Culottes

Clear Band Sandal

 

That is all for now.

 

You can shop at EMODA GLOBAL WEBSTORE! Most of the items i wore in this post are on sale nowwwwww!! Most of them half-price only!

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Some items even below 1000 yen!!!

 

Also, new AW items from Rockabilly Dolls collection are also up on the webstore!

 

And and…

More the reason to shop!!

 

This is my autumn outfit for Malaysian weather. XD

Coordinate 7

Hat and terry-cloth jeggings i bought last year from EMODA (and couldn’t wear cuz couldn’t fit pregnant belly lolol).

 

Best of all?

Free Shipping Worldwide!!!emp2

 

From today till 25th Aug!!

 

Go shop now at EMODA GLOBAL WEBSTORE!

Ginvera Marvel White

August 21, 2014 in Commercial Break 0 Cheesed

I used Ginvera when i was 14!

My highschool best friend and i would go to The Store (the only supermarket in Seremban back then lol) and very excitedly let the sales staff try on the legendary “Ginvera Marvel Gel” on our hands and really marveled at the result: one side is much fairer and smoother than the other. And we were instantly sold. With our very limited pocket money lol.

Sooooo many years after, Ginvera still prides itself with its hero product, this time more advanced and with a twist! I was invited to witness a wedding by Ginvera last week.

A wedding theme!

What could be the occasion? Whose wedding was it?

It was beautifully decorated with mint and white balloons, bridal bouquets and more.

There was also a dart game which i braved myself to play and actually succeeded and won a prize XD.

I am super afraid of balloons, and the game was to hit 4 black balloons (representing the blackheads) with 10 darts.

 

And… here comes the bride and her groom.

Apparently, it was the marriage of Mr Shiso and Miss Green Tea.

Hahha i think that’s such a cute idea for a product launch!

The new Ginvera Marvel White now marry two unique Japanese ingredient, namely Shiso and Green Tea to create not just fairer but flawless skin.

Green tea, as everybody knows, has great anti-oxidant and whitening benefits, while shiso is a natural active ingredient with excellent anti-inflammatory effect, which provides soothing relief from redness and itchiness, and help to prevent formation of blackheads, whiteheads and pimples by inhibiting the growth of bacteria.

With the beautiful newly wed Miss Green Tea.

And the super handsome Mr Shiso.

 

So… i brought home the whole range of Ginvera Marvel White products to try out!

The complete Ginvera Marvel White range. Here are the step-by-step demo on using the products:

 

 Marvel White Zero Blackhead Marvel Gel

“Zero blackheads in 1 step for fair and flawless skin.”

It’s so gentle you can use it every day without causing any irritation.

Just apply it on problem area (i applied it on my entire face cuz it gives a wonderful yet gentle exfoliation), and massage in circle. Unlike scrubs, this gel is is jelly like without any beads, and it feels silky smooth on skin!

You will then feel the dead skin coming off, then rinse with water.

 

 

After that, you can choose to cleanse your face with:

Marvel WHite Complete Cleansing Foam

“Deeply cleanses for flawless, translucent and radiant skin.”

Lather it well, and gentle massage onto face and then rinse off with water.

 

Marvel White Refining Toner  

“Tone, refine and purify just in one convenient spray.”

So simple! No cotton pad needed, and it can be used as a face mist any time too!

 

And lastly…

Marvel White Whitening Face Lotion

“Day & night nourishment for flawless, radiant skin.”

Not forgetting the moisturizing step!

 

Result is instant brighter & smoother complexion!!

And the price for Ginvera Marvel WHite Marvel Gel?

RM25.90!

As affordable as ever!

 

You can  get it from major departmental stores like Aeon, Tesco, Parkson, and leading pharmacies like Watson, Guardian and Caring.

Hanami with NALU

August 20, 2014 in Japan 9 Cheesed

Tokyo photo post!

It’s amazing half a year later my blog still can haz sakura lol. Anyway Hanami is really one of my favorite things to do in the world!

At 7 months pregnant and running out of flattering clothes to wear, i became a Devoted Zombie to see sakura XD.

Wore the most comfortable outfit available that day!

So it was full bloom finally! :D :D :D

NALU (76 in Omotesando Tokyo) always has an annual hanami gathering each sakura, this time they did it in Yoyogi.

(This was last year’s.)

Yay!

Recording a timelapse.

RinRin joined us too!

How happy is that!!! Lots of awesome snacks, beer, (not for me), beautiful floral background and great company!!!

Fooood

Took so many picture of us against the background cuz it’s just too unreal!

 

With Gomi san.

Kampai!!!

Can you spot any snacks you like? XD

RinRin bought Sakura edition cocktail but neither of us could drink :(

Could just pose with the cans lol

This was my drink! Apple & White Peach blend.

Inari sushi

Dejima san kena abused lol

 

And forced drink alco XD

I didn’t join the drinking team so i played with Himari chan instead!

She is soooooooo cute

Love her #ootd too!

Chiji & Himari selfie.

 

Cannot stop taking pictures of her!!!

 

Himari’s own selfie haha

AGHHHH i want a daughter too!!!!

 

So it was mankai (full bloom), RinRin and i of course went on our own little 美人与花 photoshoot lolol.

Nah 美人与花 failed HHAHAHA

 

SO we were trying to capture the sakura on top of us cuz they were just soooo pretty, and ended up with pictures like this:

Cuz the angle was just way too unflattering we had to cover half our face XD

A not too bad one

One more solo!

 

We were there until about sun down.

Clean up and go home.

I’m sure you have noticed how clean Japan is but it still amazes me every single time. Thousands of people visit this park every day yet there was no garbage to be seen.

A very tipsy Tsubaki (was forced lots of cocktails by her evil Senpai lol).

 

With Yukali

And Gomi san. My two favorite girls from NALU. Gomi san has worked there for more than 10 years!!!! If you visit 76 Tokyo you can look for her, she is the sweetestest!!

 

Sakura at sunset

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Not. Still got more to come hahahaha.

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Hello Confidence!

August 18, 2014 in Commercial Break 3 Cheesed

10 years ago when i started this blog, i was still in college rambling about assignments and boring lectures.

I would have never imagined that 10 years later i would be the me today. I was bored, pessimistic and perpetually emo and heartbroken. I was afraid unsure about the future and i was totally not looking forward to what’s down the road for me (10 years later? I would be OLD!).

But looking back now and reflecting all that has happened, i think it couldn’t have turned out any better.

I want to travel back 10 years earlier, give the younger me a hug and tell her, “no offence but, 10 years later, you will look so much better than you are now, have a moderately successful career, you will marry a good man, have a cute baby and you will experience all the happiness, so don’t be sad!”, and the 10-year-younger me would roll her eyes and say “yeah right whatever.” lolol.

Some of you may have grown together with this blog and the blog owner, but i also realize that there are many of you here who are young and perhaps bored and emo and heartbroken like i was lol. I’m just here to give you all a virtual hug and to say, just like aged cheese, it only gets better older .

Anyway, so those of you who are still in your glorious late teens and early twenties, perhaps you have just graduated, and are looking for a job that would define your life?

“Hello Confidence” by Shine On is a site created for fresh grads and first jobbers to pick up confidence-boosting tips and tricks, and personal grooming skill that would be useful for your next interview.

there are 5 sections and i will elaborate more!

 

First of all, coming from someone who loves fashion, i think dressing up right could determine your success! In the site you can find useful fashion tips and even submit your own photos in interview outfit.

I also did a little contribution to the site! I was asked to do a tutorial video on make up & hairdo for your first job interview.

Here’s the video:

You can also watch it on Shine On website along with other blogger’s personal grooming tips!

 

Secondly, you can never prepare enough for your upcoming interview. Do you get nervous or have a bad memory?

Here’s a checklist that will help you as well as guidance for job interview.

 

So now you are dressed up gorgeous, have 10 pens and notepad on standby in your briefcase, but are freaking out and have no idea what you should say to your potential employer?

Watch the Body Talk guide to master your body language and perhaps a good choice to memorize a few interview ice breaker to avoid that awkward silence.

 

Next, learn how to impress in just 15 seconds!

You can upload your pitch, and also like and comment on other user’s entry, likewise other users will give you feedback on your pitch too.

 

Lastly, if you are ready for something more challenging, you can try out Idea Cube.

You will be given a random business model to practice and also learn from others on how to sell ideas creatively. Who knows you may learn something really useful from each others!

That is all and do go over to Hello confidence! to start preparing for your big interview day now!