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Friday, 31 May 2013

Wesak Day 2013 (Morning Session)

Date: 24 May 2013 (Friday)
Venue: Labuan Buddhist Association

Wesak day is the day marks the birth, enlightenment and passing of Gautama Buddha. At that day, it was a public holiday for Malaysia.

As the time I went to Labuan Buddhist Association was around 11pm so the people were not as crowded as at 8am but still can saw quite many people went to there.


As it was not so many people to queue up so wait for my turn to bath the Buddha statue was quite fast. Besides that, at the left and right sides of the place had put each Buddha statue so it also make lots of convenience.


Buddha statue

Each person allows bathing the Buddha statue for 3 times and cannot drench the Buddha’s head. It means that the head of Buddha should not be wet so pouring the water from above of the both shoulder.


If you are first time to join for Buddha Bathing Ceremony, don’t worries about it as at there has volunteers (those who wear pink T-shirt) explain to you.


After the Buddha Bathing Ceremony, I had brought a candle for wishing at the selling counter (as below). At there, you can saw they had sold candles, flowers and fruits which for prayer purpose. The candle that I brought cost me RM10 and for your information that all the money that get from proceed will be channeled into building maintenance fund for Labuan Buddhist Association.


At there, I also spotted some Indian also came here for praying.  



The volunteers of Labuan Buddhist Association were so busy which you can saw at below. They kept arranged the candles that put on the table so that it will has more spaces for next coming people to put the candle. 



A nice wall picture
At there, it had a place which you can saw many empty red packets (as below). The purpose was for you to put the money inside the red packet and put it into a box. The value of money that you want to donate is depend on your ability.


After finished with prayer, I went to canteen to take a look. At there, it had many stalls that selling food such as mee, rice, cake, ice-cream, drinks and many more.

People sit down to enjoy their food

Among all the stalls,the stall that attracts my attention was the stall which selling drinks and ice-cream which done by a group of Buddhist Association’s Youth Club because the decorations were so cute which you can see at below.
                                   
                                       
Locate besides of drinks stall, it had a stall which sold some souvenir of Buddha.  




That all for my post for Wesak Day at morning session and stayed tune with my post on Wesak Night ^.^






Thursday, 30 May 2013

Unforgettable by Jia Jia


I had won a CD album title “Unforgettable” (忘不记) by Jia Jia (家家 @ 纪家盈) from Myfm. She is a Taiwanese aborigine’s singer. She had won the 18th Golden Melody Award for the best vocal group with her uncle.


Let listen to the touching song of “Unforgettable” by Jia Jia. 



Wednesday, 29 May 2013

Natural Republic Snail Therapy 50 BB Cream SPF30 PA+++ (Sample)


This BB Cream contains 50% snail secretion filtrate (mucin) that keeps the skin moist and firm by forming a protective film over the skin. It makes the skin healthy and radiant.


I like the beauty products that relate with “snail” after first using the Touch In Sol Snail Mask Pack. I like this BB Cream as it gives coverage for my acne and protect my face from sun because it has SPF30. 

If I not mistake, this BB Cream is under #1 Light Beige as all the information are write in Korea word and I just make a guess as I saw the number 1 at the back of package. This BB Cream will be perfect if it has the brighten effect as after using it, I found out that my face has a little bit dark than before use it.

Tuesday, 28 May 2013

To Be A Billionaire: My Lesson Along The Way by Benson Wong


This book is about Benson’s lessons, what Benson reads and who is Benson. He was sharing a lot of lessons to become successful or even a billionaire.

Introduced to you a person called Horowitz who was one of the finest classical pianists during his time. He suffered many crippling setbacks in his career. Despite devastatingly long periods of depressions, doubt and many illnesses, Horowitz overcame them all eventually. Watch the video of Horowitz that I found at YouTube.


Some of the interesting words that I found in this book:-

Some people dream of success…While others wake up and work hard at it.

Great successes come from great failures.

The winner gets the award, the loser gets the experience.

Live your day by the clock but your life with a vision!

Did you know the man who once said he got a C for an economics paper used that same idea to start FedEx? Frederick W.Smith

Did you know the boy who was called stupid by his teacher failed 10,000 times before he made the light bulb and founded General Electric? This failure is Thomas Edison.

Bounce back from failure
1st step: Accept that failure and move on  
2nd step: Attain a positive change of mind
3rd step: Have a positive plan and take positive action


Monday, 27 May 2013

Bag of Love May Edition (Best of Beauty)

In April, I had been won for Bag of Love through The Butterfly Project and think that the story between Bag of Love with me will have beautiful ending with my review for it.

BUT…

Recently, I had received a call from Mimi (founder of Bag of Love) to tell me that I will receive a Bag of Love for May Edition and she needs to double confirm with my address as my address look wired. After hearing this good news, I was so happy and start waiting for the bag arrive. (Mimi was so generous!)

The day after Mimi was calling for me, my Bag of Love for May Edition had been arrived. (very surprise for the efficiently between Bag of Love and courier company)

Now, is the unzip times.


In this month, the theme for the bag is “Best of Beauty” which means that I will find out an array of well-known brands that are loved around the world.

I love the bag for this month which looked elegant and very suitable for dinner. Before I get the bag, I had saw the picture of bag for May Edition through Bag of Love Facebook and thought that it will in small size which may same size with April Edition. When received the bag, I was very surprised that the bag was quite big which can put quite lot of things inside it.

Now, take a look with the beauty products that inside the bag. 

1. Crabtree & Evelyn Somerset Meadow Hand Therapy @ RM 30 (Full size) <Review>
Sample size (25g)
Before this, I had seen many bloggers had review for Crabtree & Evelyn’s products and now I had chance to test for it. This hand therapy has nice smell and after applies it, my hand become soft.

2. Calvin Klein Eternity EDP, 50ml @ RM 254 & Eternity for Men EDT, 50ml @ RM 209 (Full size)
Sample size (1.2 ml)
In this bag, I get 2 samples of Calvin Klein Eternity for Men EDT for 1.2ml each. As I seldom use fragrance products so when I wanted to test for it, I opened the cap of the sample. After opened it, I just found out this sample just need to press the cap and the scent of this fragrance will come out. (This was my funny experience for use sample of fragrance). It smells good and I plan to give it to my dad. 

To make the fragrance last longer, it is advisable to spray on pulse point after applying a lotion.

3. Elizabeth Arden Ceramide Capsules Daily Youth Restoring Serum, 60 capsules @ RM 320 (Full size)

Sample size (7 capsules)
I found that this sample quite interesting for me as I never been use for capsule type serum and will try it soon. To use it, twist off tab and gently squeeze contents of capsules onto fingertips and smooth over cleansed face and neck. Each capsules contains a single application.

4. Dove Beauty Nourishing Body Wash @ RM 6.90 (Full size)


Dove body wash has nutrium moisture enriched with skin-natural lipids that can absorb completely to nourish down while shower. After use it, I feel that my skin had moisturize. I also love the smell of this body wash. 
  
5. Kerastase Bain Oleo-Relax, 250ml @ RM 78 (Full size)

Sample size (30ml)
This shampoo is very suitable for me as I have dry hair due to long time exposure to air-con especially during working. This shampoo gives an optimum nutrition for dry and rebellious hair that leaves hair soft and silk.

Extras of the Month

1. Kerastase Oleo-Relax Smoothing Masque, 15ml 


This hair masque is for dry and rebellious hair which suitable for me. I usually use face mask while hair masque is quite new for me so I had done some searching to find how to use it which you can see at below:-

i. Apply 1 to 2 hazelnut-sized amounts of products into the hair section by section after using Bain Oleo-Relax which also provide by Bag of Love to test for it.
ii. Leave for 5 minutes.
iii. Add a little warm water to emulsify.
iv. Rinse thoroughly.

2. Crabtree & Evelyn Lavender Body Lotion, 5ml


After try for Crabtree & Evelyn Somerset Meadow Hand Therapy, I think I will also like for this body lotion but I will try it soon after finished with my current body lotion.

3. Amante Basic Manicure Voucher


The outlets for Amante are around KL so I cannot use it. I hope that in future Bag of Love can found some enjoyment voucher (spa, facial, manicure and others) which can use in East Malaysia so I can enjoy the benefit too.

4. Crabtree & Evelyn 20% Discount Voucher


I had online searched for the outlets of Crabtree & Evelyn which mainly at Kuala Lumpur, Selangor and Penang branches which you can click here to view more.

Although many vouchers are applicable for West Malaysia but it still has some vouchers that can be used in East Malaysia.

5. Elizabeth Arden Voucher


For those who love the results of Ceramide Capsules Daily Youth Restoring Serum after using it can buy for the luxury size in 60 capsules @ RM 320 and 90 capsules @ RM 420. The authorized counters can be finding at Klang Valley, Johor Bahru, Melaka, Ipoh, Penang, Sarawak and Sabah.

6. Calvin Klein Eternity for Men EDT 50ml 43% Discount Voucher


Purchase Calvin Klein Eternity for Men EDT 50ml at RM 119 (NP: RM 209, 43% saving) with any purchase of Calvin Klein fragrances or bath lines. This offer is available at selected Parkson and Isetan departmental stores in Malaysia.


In overall, I feel satisfied with this month’s Bag of Love as the coverage for beauty products are quite wide which include face, body, hand, hair and even fragrance. You also can share the joy of unzip bag with your man as it has include fragrances for men. 

For more information, refer




Sunday, 26 May 2013

Global Tea Etiquetite

Different country has different tea etiquette that we must follow when we at that country to avoid any unhappiness happens.

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Source:Tea and Cake

Friday, 24 May 2013

ReCell I Softening Face Care Serum (Sample)


It is a highly concentrated collagen fluid which helps to remove wrinkles, brightens your face and keeps your skin moisturized.

Gel type texture
When using it, its scent has reminded me of a refreshing drink called “Eno” which for temporary relief of heartburn and indigestion caused by too much food. After using it, I found out that it absorbs fast and my face did moisturize.

Thursday, 23 May 2013

What Your Coffee Says About You?

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For coffee lover,

Try to see what your coffee says about you?

*In previous post, I had published a post about “The Types of Coffee”. Feel free to read about it too.*

Wednesday, 22 May 2013

The Smim Skin Density 101.0 Repair Serum (Sample)

This serum is a highly enriched and lifting serum whose natural fermentation energy improves skin’s elasticity and finely densifying the structure of the skin. 


How to use:-
After applying toner, dispense an adequate amount and apply in a circular motion to entire face. Use morning and evening before emulsion.


This serum has cream type texture which you can see at above. I did not like the scent of this serum and I also did not know how to describe the scent but what I can tell is the scent some like medical type scent. For fast absorption to your skin, you need to pat your face for a while.

Contest Won Items 2013

In this post, I just updated the prizes that I won recently. I like to join contest as through the prizes, I can learn a lot especially for beauty products :)


Enchanteur Passionate LOVE Eau De Toilette Vial 1.8ml
我们相遇,在那天
Gift from Bao Qiong
Vanish
My Kuali Penang White Curry Noodle
Prize from What's in the bag?
Mask from Jenngorgeous.com
 Garnier Men Turbolight Oil Control Brightening Icy Scrub 
Prize from KLIPS
Prize from MISSUS
Prize from Beautynerdbynight.com
Prize from Mizuchan
Prize from Million Dollar Beauty
Prize from 静如生活馆 Lululifethings



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