Monday, January 25, 2016

Aquarius traits

loosely translated by myself, due to the accuracy

Aquarius (Kristal, Gary my bro, Kayann my Niece)
Aquarius, will hit an ultimately unthinkable extreme for love & friendship
Doesn't abandon, doesn't separate, even if the other party does not reciprocate their love
Does not pester, Aquarius has a direct personality that brings about a lot of weakness, but it does not stop the regular optimist from feeling positive

If you are in love with Aquarius, you will receive a stable, ordinary but eternal love. And if you don't love an Aquarius, she/he will secretly shape the future & freedom you crave.

An Aquarius smile like a child , but can be cold as ice. Underneath her/his smile hides an emotional heart.

Anything that interest him/her will capture her/his determination, sometimes to a scary level. Towards people or things that does not interest him/her, they can be nonchalent about it, and it's hard to even pretend. They refuse to act like they care for something.

Aquarius are sensitive, possesive, lack of security & are reliant on others. They play with their thoughts, reminise about the negative past & blame themselves for causing them. The blaming game is worrying for others who view Aquarius.

Aquarius are prone to illnesses, especially with excruciating cramps at night, they also liken themselves to Juliet, allowing their emotions to take over.

Aquarius often think of themselves as Super heroes when it comes to coping with problem, they think highly of their tolerance, and assume others to be weaker. When their friends/partner request for something, Aquarius do all it takes to complete them without a single complain. What they do not realize is, Aquarius are the one to risk getting hurt in the end, such as falling in love. This is because an Aquarius will never remember, that in exchange for all their effort is in vain. They understand each task as a losing challenge, but they cannot help giving their all.

What an Aquarius truly need is, not someone worth them losing everything for, but rather, someone who can contain their extreme giving. 

Because him/her who can contain an Aquarius (control an Aquarius), will lead to Aquarius abandoning all the others that he/she care for.

An Aquarius kid always crave the attention, yet their mind will remind them never to act like they do. .This is because they love the people they crave attention from, so they refuse to allow these people to hate them. As such, they act like they dont care.

All in all, an Aquarius loses alot in life - they continue to act like they dont care, keep their emotions to themselves. They torture themselves. So others will not be hurt, Aquarius get to hurt themselves because they assume their tolerance can outdo others,

Thursday, January 07, 2016

Cosmetic products.. that i used

There are alot of advice out there, but i had with me some spare packs of Isopropyl Alcohol (from stories of another day), and this was the start of the year, so i guess some spring cleaning needed to be done.

For all other information on how best to 'restart" your cosmetic product for another year, you may refer to the link here

So in the pic above u see some of the best used cosmetic products i use daily. I'll specially recommend the Holika Holika jelly petite BB foundation liquid, which was first recommended by meejmuse (youtuber, famous & pretty, you can check out all her youtube videos here ) . The BB jelly is not available in Singapore (as far as i have checked, in Isetan where the Holika Holika flagship store is located) so i had it shipped from Qoo10. 

And the reason for trusting Qoo10 instead of purchasing it directly from the website is just cos 
1) Qoo10 is a Korea website afterall so that makes less of a difference
2) it save me a lot of trouble registering for a new acccount with Holika Holika
3) i have some credits to used off

Fast forward, i have been so obsessed with this BB jelly foundation liquid that i was never really keen to replace it with another brand. And there wasnt a real need to because 1 glass vial of this liquid lasted me past a year, and i was avid user of foundation liquid. 

TL:DR: fantastic product, i dont use other liquid foundation other than Holika Holika BB Jelly foundation, and the BB effects is working well too. 

The application feels lightweight & there is a sweet & pleasant smell to the liquid. At the start i used my finger tips for application but slowly "upgraded" to make up brushes (Chanel Foundation brush, courtesy of Faye). 
More recently (the evolution is necessary as i've already mention i was using the foundation slightly more than a year, so alot of things changed) i have started using the BB blender sponge which works on the BB jelly fantastic BTW. All in all, the coveage is fantastic, the color matches Asian skin like a sock & MOST IMPORTANTLY, my skin didnt act up or dries up with the excessive usage. 

I had skin test done perhaps thrice in 2015 alone as i was convincing myself to sign up for some facial products, and all 3 test shows i do not have residual dried foundation liquid on my skin, which as i was told, is a common problem among alot of ladies. 

TL:DR:   GO GET IT, then throw the rest of the foundation liquid away.. then find a better way to ship in the same BB jelly & share it with me... then watch some Meejmuse youtube video & see her tweety pet bird.. 

i am a huge fan of convenient products & one of the most appropriate example will be lip & cheek tint. Prior to discovering this i was using bottles of Benefit  (maybe 4, so you can imagine how faithful i stick to one type products till i find a better one) but the price was always a major factor. Another thing is the Benefit tint come in a fragile packaging that cannot withstand altitude so each time i bring it on board a flight, chances are i have 4 experiences (that is 100% accuracy for 4 bottles) of spillage = flying $$$$$>. Can you imagine the pain? The color  coverage is good but the shades of red didnt last as long as the trend would & all too soon, dark red slowly faded in the cosmetic industry & so did my love..  plus point being my pocket was thanking me for that switch, 

So my cousin flew to Korea for a short vacation & in a bid to get some of his loving, i demanded he buy me back a bottle of cosmetic from 3ce, which was the highly raved brand not available in Singapore then. The color orange was chosen simply because i was curious, and the shade of orange looks really good on the model. As soon as i got it i started quite immediately & Lo & Behold! a new king was born. 

Sorry i haven got picture of myself in it, basically, to my best ability to describe, i like the orange blush to a shy & embarress cheek. So you are constantly blushing shyly which is a pretty sight... hahaa... the application on the lips though, was nothing to rave about... BUT BUT BUT... one fine day i had the crazy idea of using it as a eyeshadow & ta-dah// another MAGIC is born.. 

i mean, just try it yourself to find out... orange shy eye lids, its like u have just cried, but u look so helpless its hard not to pamper you.. i dunno what i am talking anymore.. you get the drift.. i am super super in love with this products.. 

Bad points to note thou, the bottle did NOT last me past 6 month, as the density is rather thick, i have to shake it with all my might to barely get a tiny bit on the brush applicator this morning. and knowing i have only sanitize & clean the brush yesterday... there is really not much of the product left anymore... only less than 6months using them.... the pain ($$$, begging someone to bring it in from Korea)....  you need more courage to fall in love with this.. 

TL:DR  i love the apple tint of 3CE, but the bottle cannot last me past 6 month, its lousy as a lip tint, but perfect as a eyeshadow. orange eyeshadow is nice,you look like you have cry so much a guy need to pamper you... if you have too much money to spare & want to look like a woman from 2013... buy Benetint rose Lip & cheek tint.. 
another much to rave product is this Banilo Co light brown mascara, which works really well for me because i have my eyebrow embrioded august 2014 & need something to thicken the brows but not overempowering the existing embroided marks... ...      i took a while to find the lightest shade of brown i could find in the market.. and it was a surprise find at the airport while trying  to finish the last bit of TWD$$ i had.   Bascically if you take great pride to managing your eyebrows like me then this products works fine... at least  better than eyebrow pencil because eyebrow pencil usually containn wax & thus pressing the brow strands & losing the natural feel.. 

Banilo Eyebrow mascara coat on the strands of brows nicely & lasted me till the end of each day, even when i have oily forehead hence oily brows... i guess once i am done with my first bottle (not for 1 year, despite using it 7 days a week)  i might go ahead & grab another of the same.. just for loyalty sake..

TL;DR: unless your brows is as dark as Shinchan  (蜡笔小新), you need a light brown for brows color but is a newbie that makes mistake.. so get a Banilo brow mascara so mistake can be forgotten & worst come worst you can outline ur brow after coating them.. and stil pretend to look like a korean with perfect brows. 

Other products shown which i've cleaned up for 2016 usage include both my primer, which are hit-or-miss to many... i end up with 2 different brand because one was a birthday gift while the other is highly raved so i got it to try.. 

In my opinion, both products work fine & are non-oily so it really helps my cosmetic stay longer on the face. However, Innisfree is a cheaper alternative to Urban Decay & comes in a bigger tube.  i was warn that primer blocks up the pores though, but i do not use them as much as i could to judge. the primer are used on my eyes before eyeliner & nose bridge before illuminator... 

TL:DR: get the Innisfree, save your pocket, be warn Primer may block pores. 

The last product is the Laura Mercier illuminator. which i've gotten prior to my wedding because the dewy look was a hit with Asian & i wanted nose bridge badly... 

Perhaps also the most expensive cosmetic i've gotten but it lasted me so well, so i would say it is well worth the pennies.   The casing is hardy & i drop it more than i can drop my  iphones but it have neve crack. When i was cleaning the top layer off with the alcohol wipes i could feel the alcohol lightly wet the surface but it dried up quickly & the powder feels almost as good as new.. i use the illuminator mainly for my nose bridge & gotten this shade because it was the least "shining" ones i could find.. If you research on Dewy make up enough, you will learnt some bit of shine was still neccesary to make your face appear "subtle" and hence this shades of rose pink works well.  I sometimes apply the powder on the tip of my cheek to give the face a sharper look.. and no i have not used it like a bronzer yet so  i cannot judge.. 

i also bought a Etude House illuminator (like the attached) becuase it was cheap and i needed an extra in case i head back to my Mum and need to look good from there... i wouldnt bother writing much about it except warn you against it... i also somehow understood why price point is important to illuminator... and that you definitely need to pay more to hve highlights.. and not looked like you have applied baby powder on your face.. 

TL: DR: go for Laura Mercier powder, but if you dont need nose bridge like i do, dont waste the kind of money... you can feed yourself at least 36 packets of $2.50 chicken rice if you skip this products..or just use baby powder if you dont miind plastic face.. hahaha/

Tuesday, January 05, 2016

Lactose Intolerant

why do i wake up feeling so terrible & why did i down that bowl of cereal with half a cup of milk,

then this vomitish feeling reminded me again on the Teh Tarik i had over lunch yesterday & also the same amount of Granola in low fat milk i had for breakfast a day ago.

Now i can barely swallow my saliva much less finish a bowl of Ban Mian, i had the chopsticks stirring the noodle when it was slim as Ban Mian should be till it became as swell as Mee Hoon Kway.  Finally my boss just mumbled "you wont touch that anymore at this rate"

and she was right, i put down my chopstick & stop eating completely, i think i at least manage the vegetables that comes along & maybe some of the egg that was mixed in. Then i try not to focus on the over empowering smell lingering (we are in a food court afterall)... Omg i wanna puke so bad..

Later i ordered a coke to down & encourage me some burps so the vomittish feeling will go away, and it did for a few hours, but i am back to the whining shit & burping in between typing this post.

i hate to admit that Milk could be the cause but it seems to be the case. Even bbbb agreed after he realize i only started drinking Teh Tarik yesterday (after jumping to Teh-o bing for a while when i first suspected this could be it)

How can i just suddenly become lactose intolerance ah? i drank so much milk growing up what, yes i am secretly praying last night to lost that 1kg my body didnt deserve from last night weighing but this is Black Magic hahahhahaha...  

I am pretty sure MyFitnessPal will be thankful for the entry today, i even had to choose 1/2cup of coke over a normal can (because i couldnt finish even a can wtf), so i guess i am left with about more than half of my allow calories intake for today. Crossing my fingers that the weighing scale shed me me some light & perhaps the Black Magic Lost-1-kg will go away too...

no milk, not from cow, not from Mummies, not from ice cream, really.. no more milk... burp is such a torture.

Monday, January 04, 2016

Very Fresh start for the year

Super thankful for a sweet closing of 2015 & thus begin the fresh new year.

In 2015 i make a great deal of effort to stay close in contact to alot of loved ones but the truth come to light & it still takes more than one hand to clap. This new year i am going to stay humble, & also treasure the existing friends who had made equal effort to date me out & make me feel worthy. Whereas for the ones that are by at large, i am still keeping my faith in the friendship - at facebook length, knowing you are doing well is more than enough for me this year, but i did put effort to our friendship in 2015 so its your turn,

In 2016 i have set my resolution earlier than i did back in 2015. I was hesitant to get alot of things going but this time i was more ready then before. here are the vital ones

1. Make effort to save $15xxx for my own, in my personal savings for  plans in 2017
This is harder than it looks, after breaking down the expenses i am expecting every month. The determination is strong so i am even looking at  bidding goodbye with Timmy the car to combine this part of my expense with bbb & downsizing our monthly expense to less then it was in 2015.

bbb & i are looking to sell either of our cars away & concentrating to paying just 1 vehicle. We can set off for work every morning together

You dont know it but it's so hard to bid goodbye every morning & rush out to beat the traffic knowing we could hold hands & drive slower to reach work on time & spend a little more time together

we are still plannig it but i am feeling positive, afterall, we will be official owners of 1 property under our family name & the thought of it excites me. 

More effort to save the moolahs for personal use include taking extra jobs but this needs alot of careful plannig so i am not jumping into conclusion. At worst i will take up tuitioning as an extra income as long as the brain has not failed me. This year i want to account for my next year, this shall be the main resolution. 

2. exercise 3 times a week, up from 1 time a week in 2015
It is not all about losing weight anymore. its about getting the body prepare for a family expansion. The thoughts of shifting to a new hse soon, doing the household chores weekly, maybe getting pregnant & being clumsy for at least 10 months -  i need to start soon, getting the body ready for more action & less lazing around, 

In order to fulfil it, i am going to sign/pay for some courses so with the $$ out there is no way i will want to skip it. I am also arming bbbb ready to hear my weekly whining of body/shoulder/leg aches. i do believe bbb is easily influence/driven by me & will soon join in on my mission to firm up the body.  

Maybe when the body feels healthy then the baby comes along& i will be more confident about it too. 

Short & easy resolution but enough to get me energize & build enough hopes for a bigger 2017. i had a good brunch date with Paperstop yesterday. She, like me is working really hard, infact she works harder than i could in 2015 to earn a humble sum she is comforatble with. We spoke about our plans moving forward & i am delighted to share that i have a alliance, or rather someone who has the same drive so its going to be even motivating to achieve it ASAP.