Thursday, May 30, 2013

Photoshoot at NSTP

I had fun at NSTP's office last Tuesday, doing a photo shoot and a little interview with them. Me/my blog was chosen to be featured in their Blog of the Week column or something like that, for their Harian Metro paper.. Oh, I feel so honoured! Thank you for choosing my blog, guys! ;)

So the sweet gal, Miza interviewed me that day at their office... It was my first time there. The place is hugeeeee, I tell you!! hehe. I didn't know Berita Harian, NST and Harian Metro is under the same company... and now, they are under Media Prima pulak..

Anyways..we chatted quite awhile and she asked me quite a lot of questions regarding my blog - When did I started blogging, what do I blog about...yadda yadda yadda... hehe. Just some pengenalan about me and my blog la basically..

Then, we had a photo shooting session...

Didn't bring much props to the studio for the photo shoot. Just my laptop, which I almost lost that day! - I accidentally left it tepi jalan...while answering a phone call! careless!!! That's what happened when you have a lot of things on your mind! Sigh.. T___T
(Thank God for the sweet abang guard who took care of it and kept it for me!!! God bless youuuuu! I don't know what would I do if I have lost it foreverrrr... All my work, memories, research stuff are in there! Menangis akuu kalau hilang! tskkk..)

So anyways... the photo shooting were not that long. I think it was around 30 minutes only! Unlike the photo shoot I did with Utusan which took us about 3 hours! hehe. But that one because I changed my outfit..and then went to a few places for the photo shoot some moree.. haha. But it was so fun! (I mean...I love taking pictures, if you don't know it already! LOL ;p )

Yes I love taking pictures. Howeverrrr..... I can only do my same old, same old, boring pose! hahah. That's my pose every morning in front of the mirror, taking my Outfit Of The Day / What I Wear Today post on Instagram! LOL. Forgive me, I don't know any other that usual one will do, ok?! (I mean I knowww them...but I know I won't look as good like my usual pose! haha ;p)

Ready.. 1, 2, 3...
Strike a pose and smile!!! 

The column will be out next week! I reaaaallly hope they chose a good picture of me... haha. Ok lah, wanna write on SK II next. Stay tune! Ciowww! ;)


Monday, May 27, 2013

The Eye Gel Patch!

Since I did a few product reviews in my blog from this Korean brand store called Hansaegee Nature, a lot of my readers has been asking me where to get their products and how to purchase them. Well, you can get them via their online store, of course!! ;)

Here's how!

Step 1: Visit their website,

Step 2: Click on their "Online Shop" link. 
Or you can just go straight to the shop by typing:

Step 3: Click on the menu bar for the items you would like to purchase!

Step 4: Add to Cart, the item that you wish to purchase!

Step 5: Confirm your order and the quantity you would like to have. And then proceed with your Billing & Shipping Information

Step 6: Register/Login!

Step 7: Complete all the requirements, from 1 - 6!

Step 8: Make a payment!

Step 9: Wait for your item to arrive at your doorstep!

Step 10: Enjoy your product!!

I just got myself the eye gel patch, by the way! It's great! :)

 And here's my review!

Hope you guys have a great week ahead! ^__^


Thursday, May 23, 2013

Four Of a Kind!

Went through all my photo albums that I have in my room. Babies, kindergartens, high schools, etc etc! Then I realized, how much I've grown! - Well not just age, but weight and size as well. haha ;p 

Hmm....time really flies, huh? I still remember those growing up days when we were fighting with each other for a lot of reasons! Toys, music, food, fashion...haha..just about whatever! Pffft....Kids! Semua pun ada aje issue nya. hahaha... Oh well, I guess that's the joy of having siblings! We fight, argue..and then we make up. ^___^

Anywayssss, now that everyone has grown up...... I feel so damn old...and kinda feel sad about it too T___T 

I think I might have this mid-twenties kind of syndrome lah. (is there such a thing? haha) I don't know what's up with me tonight, but I kinda feel sad that everyone has grown up... and soon I have to leave my family and start a new family, and a new life, and live on my own and etc.... And then I have my own kids and then one day they'll leave me as well to start their own family. And then I get sad like I am right nowww! haha..Okayyyy...I might go too far now..  But really, don't you think that life is too short??! 

We born, we grow up, we live, we die. tskkk.
Life is short, so let's just enjoy every moment of it, and live your life to the fullest! - Break the rules, forgive quickly, love truely, kiss slowly, laugh uncontrollably, do fun things and never regret anything that made you smile! :) 1994
From left, my eldest sister, Iza, me, my little brother, and my second sister, Hanis.

And now... in 2013! 
Semua dah besaaaaaar! 

.....with the new generation, some more! 
The Hamid's cucu! hehe

Man, it's time for me to add some kids to that generation la! I feel so left out! hahaha. ;p


Tuesday, May 14, 2013

The SK II Gala Dinner!

A few weeks ago, I was invited to attend the SK II Gala Dinner at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in KL, to celebrate their 15 years anniversary in Malaysia! This is my first time attending an SK II event, although I have been their user since last year and has been invited to one or two of their events before, but had to turn them down because of some reasons. Anyway, I think it was a really, really fun event! Wish to attend more event from SK II after this! hehe ;)

So the theme for the night was Scarlet and Black Elegance. At first I had a hard time figuring out what to wear as I hardly have the red color outfit in my wardrobe! So I had quite a bit of a fashion crisis earlier that day, actually! haha - the typical thing about me that I have to deal with myself, each time I'm attending an event that has a dress code! Heeee ;p

So anyway...after I had been searching and selongkar-ing my wardrobe for two hours, I finally remembered that I got this one dress from Hatta Dolmat which I got for a few Raya ago! So instead of wearing it with it's own kain/skirt, I borrowed from my sister (Hanis Haizi), her Rizman Ruzaini's gorgeous skirt to make it look a bit different than I wore last time! hehe

So this is what I wear that day! 
I love to mix and match my clothes! (Ok, in this case, my sister clothes as well. hehe ;p)

What I wear:
Hatta Dolmat red top
Rizman Ruzaini black & red skirt
Pasar malam black scarf
Daiso lace inner (it was actually a table cloth that I turn into a hijab inner! haha ;p)
Chanel clutch
Nine West shoes
Diva accessories

First time adorning this type of hijab. I wasn't sure on the lace part though. It was a last minute decision! haha. I was just trying it that night..and showed it to my friend. Dia cakap ok, so terus pakai je sebab malas nak fikir dah. Even though tak confident langsung pun masa tu.. huhu. 
(I don't know why I feel like I'm wearing a tudung saji that night! haha. probably because of the table cloth that I'm wearing on my head, I guess! LOL ;p )

I went there with my sister, Iza.. When we arrived, we went straight to the ladies, to touch up our make up some more...and taking our self photos! haha. Pffft...ladies! *roll eyes* ;p

We actually went to the toilet for almost one hour in there, without realizing it! HAHAHA. ;p 
Sebab? Dua-dua tak confident dengan diri masing-masing. Duduk depan cermin, complain pasal diri sendiri. Gemok lah. Tudung saji lah. Susah nak jalan lah. Bulu mata tak cukup panjang lah. Kain panjang sangat la. Bra terketat sangatlah. Tersalah pakai warna blusher lah. Etc etc, macam-macam ada! Suddenly everything seems to be a problem that night! Hahahaha.. perempuan...perempuan. Lawak la. Semua benda nak complain. huhuu. - Remember that scene in Mean Girls, where the girls were complaining about themselves in front of the mirror? hahaa. It was kinda like the same thing that happened between us that night! haha. Lepas tu gelak-gelak...sebab sedar diri sendiri bengong..padahal takde la teruk sangat pon. Overreacting lebih. haha. I had to stop and drag my sister to enter the ballroom! Otherwise, agaknya..we could spend another one hour in there! LOL

When we entered the ballroom, the event had already started..

So because we were late, for spending one hour being a girl in front of the big mirror in their awesome washroom, we missed the first course! sad! We missed the Kombu Seaweed Cured Salmon! Danggg...I want my salmon! :( - I blame the mirror for that! hahaha ;p

The second course, Roast Pumpkin Soup. 
Oh my gosh! This is sooooo good! I wish I could ask for more! haha

The third course, Baked Saikyo Yaki Cod - another delicious meal! Cod is my favourite fish, by the way!

The fourth course, Grilled Beef Tenderloin - Ermm...not a big fan of it. I only ate one bite..

Lastly, the Chocolate Banana Mousse

Enjoying my beautiful meal that night!

There were some activities, lucky draw and contest held that night..

There were also some prize-giving session for the SK II top spenders and loyal SK-II users! Some of them had been an SK-II users for more than 10 years already! Hmm..I wonder how their skin looked like! I wish I can take a closer look of them! Must be really glowing, ha?! hehe 

Fauziah Latiff was there too! She entertained us with some of her songs.. Lovely :)

Each of us who were there were given this Facial Treatment Essence look-alike bottle and a time capsule in it, where we could write what we hope our skin would be like after using SK-II!

 We also got a mystery gift besides the real Facial Treatment Essence (150ml) inside our goodie bag! Awesome, isn't it? :)

My mystery gifts!!!

The bloggers who were there that night
Kelly, Iza, Wany and Tammy!

So overall, it was a fun night for me.. Thank you SK II for having me at your lovely event! I love it! Especially the many SK-II products that I got. Oh, I'm in loveee! Thank you, thank youuu SK II! Happy 15th anniversary!!! ^___^


A friend in need is a friend indeed!

Hi and salam girls! I never really write that much these days, huh? Well, I've been seriously busy with things! Really really sorry....but I will let you know all about it soon! hehe. But, I have a little bit of free time, so I'm gonna spare some of my time now to write a bit - Okayyy.. maybe not thattt bit. It's kinda lengthy actually. haha. I'm just bored and don't feel like editing pictures. So words, will do! ;)

Anyway, today's topic is about friends. Let's talk about friendship! This is something that I have been meaning to write in here.. It's something that I learned these past couple of years. And today after I saw something, it just made me wanted to write about it even more :)

Well I came across a proverb that says a friend in need is a friend indeed! ...which kinda reminds me a lot of things in my life. So today, with my free time noww.. I decided to make a post about what I have learned about friendship! Anyway, have you ever heard of this quote before? A friend in need is a friend indeed! Well, this phrase can have two meanings actually;
  1. It means that one way to know that someone is really a true friend is when they come to you in their time of need. It means that they trust you with their secrets, know you will not judge them for their problems or their inablitity to solve them on their own. That friend knows they can call on you in an emergency. So in helping them, your "deeds" are proof of your friendship! - For example, if I'm home alone and accidentally cut my hand while doing something in the kitchen, I would need a good friend I could call to drive me to the doctor or to the emergency room. And if I choose you, then I am a friend in need who really needs you to be my friend right now! ^__^

  2. Another meaning behind that phrase could also mean someone who only communicates with you when they need something from you. - They call you a friend, but outside of your repeatedly rescuing them, there is nothing more to the relationship! You don't talk or see each other unless it's to solve his or her problem or they needed something from you that you have. Oh, beware my darlings, of these kind of people! They're not a true friend. These are some terrible friends!  O__o
Anyway, in today's world, I really think that it's really hard to find what I call...a TRUE FRIEND. It's kinda like the same situation in relationship when you really wanted to find TRUE LOVE. So I think this is kinda like the same thing with finding a True Friend in friendship!  You may see two or three or four or even ten people being so close with one another in good times, but that maybe just on the surface... You should not judge a person in those good times honey, but in difficult times as well! (this applies to relationship too!) There are different kinds of friends. True and faithful friends, casual friends and false/fake or fair-weather friends, etc! A true and faithful friend has certain qualities, which you should also have! It is correctly said that to have a friend you should be one. Hmm..I don't know about you, but for me...I have many different category and types of what I call "friends":
a) The Social friends - don't really know each other that much. Only hang out a couple of times and talk about crap and stuff.  
b) The Next-Door friends. Neighbours, Co-workers, Schoolmates, etc 
c) The "Biasa-biasa" kind of friend a.k.a Casual Friend - You guys always see each other but don't really share personal or even not-so-personal things. You just know a little bit, here and there about one another 
d) The Hi-Bye friend. Don't know each other at all but recognizes one another from parties, events or whatever, and say "Hi!" (and only "Hi!") to each other when you guys met. haha
e) The Social-Media/Internet friends. Never met. But know each other in the virtual world. Like you and me here. We are friends in this virtual world! So, "Hi friend!" :) 
f) The Only-Gonna-Be-Your-Friend-When-You-Are-Cool-and-Happy-But-Leave-When-You're-Sad-and-Boring! kind of friends.  -__-'
g) The Ass Kisser Friend. Those who only be your very best friend when they want something from you. So they'll show you some reaaallly good qualities in front of you. But betray you later. Pfffffft 
h) The Old Friend 
i) The New Friend 
j) The Imaginary Friend. Erk?    
k) The Fake Friend. Ouch. Beware!!! 
l) The At-The-Moment Friend. These are the type that would only talk or see each other when they're at the same place as you. i.e. living in the same apartment, going to school together, same class/workplace, etc. However, they would ignore / stop communicating with you once you're not in their life anymore. - Unfortunately this happens to most of us. (It's really sad to know how people just leave and lost contact with you just like that, huh? - Especially if you know the person well for years.)
m) The Close Friend. Share everyyyy thing together.
n) The Best Friend or these days they called it as BFF. Know almost everything about you - Waitt..I think this is kinda similar to the above? haha. Whatever ;p
o) The In-Good-Times-and-Bad-Times friend. - Now...this is a real friend
p) The Forever-and-Everrrrr...Till-Death-Do-Us-Part Friends. Woww...really? These people are SO lucky to have a true friend like this! hehe
q) The Bad Times Friends. Okayy..this is not really a friend. This is your enemy. Go away. Haha  
r) The No-Status kind of friend. LOL ;p
s) ETC! 
So there are really a lot of category for "friends" here. But what I like to highlight here today in this post is about REAL friends. From what I learned from my pasts in relationship and friendship, it's best to judge someone you're so close with, when you are in trouble, when you are in need, when you are alone, when you are sick, when you are broke...and et cetera. For me, I personally view friendship a little bit different than others, I guess? Some people might not really care about a friendship. To them, friends are not important. They just view "justtttt friends", I guess? No "attachment" kind of feelings to the person or whatever. But not me. I cherish my friendship/relationship with whoever that I am so close with. I care about the people I'm around with. But sadly, in this mad, mad world...there are many, many types of people that we need to be aware of. Some are sincere. Some just happens to be...erm.. not so sincere, I guess. We may be having many friends at the time of prosperity. But most of them desert at the time of adversity. We can examine the sincerity of a friend during our time of hardship and trouble. Only a sincere and faithful friend remains with us at the time of our trouble! All others would leave us. It is very painful when our friends turn traitors, huh? tskk.
There are many fair-weathered friends in this world. They terminate their friendly tie as soon as their interests are fulfilled. It is very difficult to find a true friend nowadays, don't you think? I once heard from my lecturer that it is better to establish a true friendship with either a cat or a dog...or a ferret, I would say! haha. Because both these pets or "friends" would remain faithful to their human friends! Tapi dalam dunia kita ni, terlalu banyak jenis manusia...sampai kadang-kadang kita tersalah tafsir atau tak boleh beza, mana satu yang hati bersih, mana satu yang niat baik, mana satu yang ikhlas, etc...bila terlalu banyak sangat benda yang konon nampak macam "real", macam indah, etc. Tapi sebenarnya tidak. This is why you need to start guarding yourself up and not trusting people 100%

The truth is, the world out there is cruel.

Very often some hypocrites pretend to be friends. They are more dangerous than avowed enemies. By telling soft words, by praising you to skies, by being so nice to you, and linger around you as long as you enjoy happiness, wealth, health and power. But when fortune and happiness turns against you, they would be nowhere to be seen! By doing that, they actually bring enormous ruin to us when they turn traitors! And that is what hurt the most! A true friend never exploits! He/she rather surrenders. So this is where you need to know who to be nice with, who to be friends and associate with! Sebab tu dulu cikgu-cikgu or parents selalu remind us untuk "pilih kawan". Jadi, buatlah pilihan yang terbaik dalam memilih seorang kawan yang boleh di panggil "sahabat"..... Or just don't trust people 100% and always be on guard! When you're in school, the social group that you're with will probably change. People change all the time. So be sure not to trust anyone 100%!

There can be some real jerks in schools, college and your workplace. And people may be targeting you if they see you're so naive...or nice or can be taken advantage of. So again, I'm reminding you not to put complete trust in all of your friends, even if you know them for 10 years already. I've seen so many betrayal of friends (I'm talking about 20-30 years of friendship), because of business and money or third party in relationship, etc! So don't put 100% trust in people and put anyone you love as your number 1, but instead, you should put Allah and only Him first, in whatever you do! :)

Friends are the family that we can choose. Good friends exercise good influence. They always help their friends, in distress and inspire them to walk on the right path. But evil friends ruin us completely...and disappear when we needed them! These days, the meaning of friendship has changed..and sadly, today, friendship between two persons is often short-lived. It's either you're Best Friends since school or college until now, OR.... you used to be Best Friends when you were studying/working together years and years ago. And then totally lost contact when they find some new friends at the new place or something like that.. or find something else that interests them which doesn't include you anymore. This is typically the common situation for most of us. Only the lucky ones would still have a good relationship/friendship with their Close Friend/Best Friend until 30-40 years or more perhaps. Others, would only come to you again, when they needed something from you.... Yeah, that sucks right? Well, that's life. You could be a very best friend with someone when you work together for 20-30 years, but when you're retired, the person would not even text you, or call you. Apatah lagi jumpa. Especially if you're no longer his/her boss or someone more superior than him/her. So..yeah. This is where you can see and judge whether the person has been sincere to you or not, for all those years. Because like it or not, people tend to forget things that are not in front of them anymore. This is life. When that sucky situation happen, you just have to move on and live your life without them! Life is just full of uncertainties. So you need to guard yourself up, and don't let people walk all over you, honey!
So anyway, this "a friend in need is a friend indeed" proverb has always stands true. You always have friends who are with you during good times, but the ones who stick with you, when you face tough times,  when you truly need them, are the ones that are indeed your friends!
(However, my friend is quite confused with this phrase. She thought like.. why should she consider someone a friend, just because they are needy? hehe) Well, let me give you another example here:

A friend in need: 
When you are in need. When you need help, when you are unable to give any repayment. When you are broke and everyone hates you, etc.

Is a friend indeed. 
If your friend stays by you, when you are in need, that is a true friend! So they are a "friend indeed!". - BUT If your friends only stay by you when you are rich, popular, beautiful, berpengaruh & berpangkat besar, and for whatever reasons it may be, etc etc...then these are not your real friends! So be sure to know who your true, and real friends are! The world out there is cruel, my dad always reminds me this. So you should be more careful on this, ladies! :)

So in our day to day work, we come across so many persons and all of them are not our "real friends". Each person has an individual character and it is hard to find people who share your thoughts, interests, jokes, etc, so when you find one, please stay true with one another! (same goes to relationship too!)

Many things are needed to make friendship a real one, including trustworthiness, support, honesty, and loyalty, etc. Friendship (and relationship) is supposed to make both people happy, and enjoying their relationship. Good friends know all about one another. A person who is honest and sincere can prove to be a good friend!
I think friendship grows on a mutual trust and help. Friendship demands time and effort. So sometimes you have to step over your pride and put yourself on the place of your friend, and see what she feels even if you think you are correct. But in exchange, a friend can provide a lot of support and comfort in good times and bad.. So if you find someone so dearly, hold on to that person and don't let go! However still, it might occur that at one point of life you are best friends, and then something happened and you can never be friends anymore. Well like I said, things happen, this is how life is..and you need to move on and find another friend and happiness..and remember to guard yourself up next time, so you won't hurt anymore! Your life is blessed, if you have a faithful friend. So be sure to be one first!

Mahatma Gandhi once said that adversity is the crucible test for friendship. You know your real friend, only when he stands by you, in times of adversity. It is said that prosperity makes friends. Adversity tries them. So...are you a real friend to your friend? I hope you are! ^__^

Well I'm glad I found one........for now? heheh. Joking! ;p - Inshaallah, I hope you'll be my best friend until Jannah! Oh, I love you, my friend! And thank you Allah for this wonderful gift! ;)


Monday, May 6, 2013

Samsung Galaxy S4 Launching Event!

I was invited to the launch of the new smartphone from Samsung - the Galaxy S4!!! It was held on Saturday at Times Square. They launched it at a few shopping malls, and end the event at Low Yat mall. Yours truly has been invited to attend the ones in Times Square shopping mall and Low Yat Plaza

There were so many fun activities that were held on that day, as well as some promotion going on.. And I sure had fun, especially when meeting up with a lot of bloggers that day! :)

So many people were checking out the Samsung Galaxy S4..

I played for a bit with this new Samsung Galaxy S4...and I thought this phone has some awesome strengths and a pretty positive first impression. (I've yet to play with it more, and use it in my real world!) Price? It's RM 2199..but you can get it cheaper by signing up for the plans they have!

People queuing and registering for the exclusive Samsung Galaxy S4 plan from U Mobile

Awal Ashaari and Liyana Jasmay were there too!

There was a band as well on that day. It was so cool watching them play and hearing the beat of the drums... I like! ;)

They were playing and camwhoring with their new phone..

...and we want to camwhore too!


With the other bloggers..

Tall people.

Overall, it was quite a fun day for me as I get to meet a lot of friends and bloggers..and try a new phone from Samsung! Will blog more on the Samsung Galaxy S4 soon!

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