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Wednesday, 6 February 2019

Places To Eat: Super Saigon Pho Cafe

This is my first time trying Vietnamese food and I can confidently say that I am loving their soup noodles! Last week, my other half took me to a Vietnamese restaurant in TTDI, Super Saigon Pho Cafe; don't worry it is completely HALAL.

As we walked in, I noticed there were so many tables filled with Muslim patrons. Not only it is halal but apparently, according to my partner, this is one of the best Vietnamese restaurants in town. I would also absolutely agree with that statement.

I know I have never tried other Vietnamese cuisine before, to be claiming that it is the best; but I must say that the noodle beef broth and the generous chunks of meat is definitely beyond of that of an average meal.

I loved the broth so much, that I told my partner that if I ever have cravings for soupy meals, just don't ask me and straight bring me here, again. I am even in plans to bring my family here. I'm sure they will enjoy it too.


Since the both of us were really hungry at that point of time, and he already knew what he wanted to have, so I quickly made a decision to order the Beef and Tendon noodle soup. (FYI, I don't know if this is the exact name of the dish, like I said, I was in a hurry)

They were definitely generous with their juicy beef slices and chewy-goodness of the tendons. Usually, when serving odd pieces of meats like the tendon, I noticed that restaurants tend to serve only 1-3 pieces, BUT Super Saigon Pho Cafe actually served 7-9 pieces of tendons in a bowl!

Hence, why I said they are really generous with their portions on top of serving really yummy soup noodles.

I also noticed that no matter what was the combination of meat and other internal organs, the price was still the same. Maybe I glanced at the menu too fast or it is really priced as such! 

Don't ask me on the pricing of the meals just yet...as I didn't pay for that night's meal, so I really didn't pay much attention to the details. All I know is that I was enjoying the dinner and admiring the 3 different themes that were designed for the restaurant.




See, isn't it beautiful? For that night, we actually sat around the huge tree. Loved it and definitely it is Insta-worthy.

Should you try Super Saigon Pho Cafe? Hell yes! I don't even know what are you waiting for...

Go ahead, treat your tummy and taste buds to a good meal that it deserves. 

Location: 28, Jalan Datuk Sulaiman, Taman Tun Dr Ismail, 60000 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
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Tuesday, 5 February 2019

Happy Lunar New Year

Happy Lunar New Year and Happy Holidays!

From the bottom of my heart, I would like to wish everyone endless happiness and abundance of prosperity.

As I am writing this post, I am absolutely sure that some of you are already on your 8th winning streak, had already "lou sang" for the 8th time, and probably enjoying the 8th glass of wine while watching a classic oriental movie with the big family.

What's with all the 8s you'd ask? My Asian root is a little fuzzy, currently...but what I know from young is that the number 8 is always associated with the word "Ong" which also means luck (fortune). So, that's why you'd probably hear a lot of Asians using the number 8 in various occasion.

This year, the Lunar New Year came a little early for me as I went back to my "modelling era". Am I still a model? Or am I just someone who poses in front of the camera? Who knows...Why don't you tell if I should be a model or not, after you'd finish going through this post?

All I know is that a photographer friend of mine named Edmund Lee had invited me to do a CNY shoot and there I was posing in traditional and modern outfit while trying not to freeze over by the strong winds of Genting Highlands. 

I also got to meet a new photographer friend of Edmund's, Chia Chung Weng - who happens to be known for his photography in the cosplay scene.

Oh! If you are travelling to Malaysia and want to see some authentic oriental history and scenery, then I would recommend that you make your way up to Chin Swee Caves Temple @Genting Highlands.

But be well prepared with a sweater or jacket, as the winds can get pretty crazy at times up there. I remember the first time I met Edmund was 7 years ago during a similar CNY group shooting and we got close because he literally had to offer me his jacket as I was freezing in my Cheongsam.

Ah...such good times....

Anyways, I am going to make this post short and sweet by sharing with you some of the photos that were taken during 2 weekends back.

Before I forget, allow me to mention that because Edmund wasn't feeling too well, so he didn't have much time to edit much of the pictures, so rest assured that I will be updating this post as soon as there's more pictures.











So...What do you think of the pictures? Let me know your honest opinions about them in the comment box below and if I should continue modelling?

Till the next post, have a joyous and auspicious year ahead!



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Monday, 4 February 2019

CLAIGIO LED Magic Eye Patch Introduction

Who else here watches the latest hot K-drama, "Encounter/Boyfriend", starring the ever beautiful Song Hye Kyo and the hot stuff Park Bo Gum? If you have, you would know about this magical product that I am about to introduce you to but if you haven't you should really go watch it!

The CLAIGIO LED Magic Eye Patch has been stirring up a storm ever since it landed in the Korean Beauty World. Many Korean ladies and men have grabbed their own age-reversing and beauty enhancing device, and I don't see why shouldn't you do the same.

This LED eye patch is definitely magical as it not only brightens and clears your skin, it also reduces wrinkles and regenerates your skin cells. Just like how you'd go for facial spa treatment where they would beam LED or Lazer lights on your skin to treat it; only difference is that you can achieve the same results for a much cheaper price with excellent convenience!


Why convenience, you'd ask? Well, let's just say that you'd only need 8 minutes to receive the treatment while reading a book, doing some house chores, working, or even while you are driving. It is easy, just like that.

Simply plug in the CLAIGIO LED Magic Eye Patch to your smartphone and let it work its magic!

And you don't have to worry as each CLAIGIO LED Magic Eye Patch box comes with 3 different cable heads; USB 5 pin, Type C adapter, and a 8 pin lightening adapter for iPhone users.


If you'd like to see how I used the LED eye patch for the first (well, technically second) time, click here: Trying the LED Eye Patch, Again!

There are a few ways that you can use this product, depending on your skin condition(s). For me, I have sunken cheeks, smile wrinkles, and forehead wrinkles. So, this is how I place the patches on my face.

Honestly, I do face some problems sticking and shaping the patches to fit my face perfectly, so usually I'd use them while I am laying down, or sitting down with minimal movements.

Also, you don't have to worry about the hygiene part of constantly reusing the non toxic silicon gel patch, as you can easily wash the patches to make sure there isn't any dirt on it before putting it on to your skin. Just make sure not to get the cable wet.

I have only been using this eye patch for less than 4 days, collectively. So, I can't see much difference yet, as it is recommended to use about 2-3 sessions a day and more than 3 times a week to double the effect of anti-wrinkle care.

I know...I know... My schedule is like really pack till I am not giving myself enough time to rest and pamper myself. I really hope during this Lunar New Year celebration/holidays I can rest properly and use this CLAIGIO LED Magic Eye Patch more efficiently and to finish up the Water Fire Saga Deep Blue storybook. 

Don't worry, I will use the patch more often and show you the big reveal, soon! 

But before that, if you'd like to buy your very own CLAIGIO LED Magic Eye Patch set, you can use this code to enjoy RM30 off with FREE SHIPPING in Malaysia :
ABSOLUTE30


Quickly make your purchase as this offer is only valid till 28th February 2019!

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Wednesday, 30 January 2019

ALTHEA PORE PURIFYING SERUM CLEANSER REVIEW

Being an Althea Angel definitely has a lot of perks and one of the ultimate perks (besides getting together with a bunch of awesome bloggers and vloggers) is to try out their latest products.


I will share with you the story of Althea's own product line expansion on another post, but for now, allow me to share with you their latest addition, Althea Pore Purifying Serum Cleanser.

I'm going to be very blunt and tell you this; there's no way you can find a better makeup remover than this. I have tested this serum cleanser with light makeup, heavy makeup and even with a-hard-to-budge-waterproof-smudgeproof-mascara, and it still easily removes all the gunk and residue off my face!


Best part, the product's texture itself is water-like. It is in fact even lighter than a normal serum. Just imagine, water + serum + essential oil; so you can imagine how smooth it is when you apply it onto your skin.


Okay, so the way I use this product is by dripping a few drops on my palm and then applying it onto my damped skin. And in circular motions, I gently massage my face. I don't even have to put force to remove the eyeliner and mascara. Also, do note that it doesn't create much suds.

Probably, that's the reason why some of the other users of this product use it in another way; by damping a cotton pad with the product and wiping off the makeup residue.


Every time, I wash my face with this Althea Pore Purifying Serum Cleanser, my face instantly brightens up and my face feels free off all the makeup and air pollution gunk.

And I've noticed that after two weeks of using the serum cleanser, my face has a fairer/lighter tone in comparison to my neck area; which reminds me to also give a good cleanse on the neck area, just so that I don't look like my head is detached from my neck.

Overall, I love how this product works its magic on my skin. Just as a reminder for both you and me, always make sure to re-hydrate and moisturize your skin after cleansing.

If you'd like to get your hands on this pore purifying magic potion, you can head on over to Althea's website and click buy: Althea Pore Purifying Serum Cleanser RM33

You won't regret it! Plus, don't worry, if at all this product fails on you (which I doubt it will), Althea has the unconditional 30 day return policy. So, wash away your worries and dirt off your face with Althea's brand new Pore Purifying Serum Cleanser.

Happy purifying those pores!
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Tuesday, 29 January 2019

De-stress and Refresh With W.Lab Coffee Spa Body Scrub

If you can't get enough of the smell of coffee then by all means, please get yourself a tube of W.Lab Coffee Spa Body Scrub!


Let me get things straight first...I, for one, dislike coffee - at least the taste of it. I am not a fan of the bitter taste that lingers in a cup of coffee. I pretty much dislike or hate anything that is bitter. So, falling in love with this coffee body scrub is a huge deal for me.

Of course, I did not taste it, but I found out through my first time using the scrub that I easily de-stress with the scent of coffee. Which explains why, despite not drinking coffee...whenever I step foot into Starbucks I would always (unconsciously) take in deep breaths and enjoy the fragrance of the whole outlet.

I actually bought this W.Lab Coffee Spa Body Scrub last year during my birthday celebration with Althea, but only recently started using it. What made me use it after leaving it to sleep in the box for almost half a year? My stress....my piled up stress.

The stress was getting really hard to handle, especially when my body started to stiffen up a lot; my left side of the back body would also be swollen at times, making it really hard to sit back or lay down.

So, last week, I treated myself to a home-spa simply because I felt like I shouldn't be spending money on the luxuries of life; which is a visit to the spa centre. I, pratically, dug out all my beauty products to know what I had. And that's when I found the "lost treasure".

I told myself, "I am going to give myself a good coffee scrub and then pamper my skin even more a calming moisturizer and at the end, put on a soothing face mask while reading my favourite book."

And that's what exactly I did, except I could skip one step which was to moisturize my skin because the W.Lab Coffee Spa Body Scrub did the scrubbing, whitening, moisturizing and soothing.

After all that scrubbing and washing off the residue, my skin felt hydrated, smooth and it smelled amazing! For a good 5 minutes, I was doing absolutely nothing but smelling my own palms.

My body was no longer tensed up, my mood was uplifted and from out of nowhere I gained back my motivation and drive to work on all my projects smoothly, the very next day.

I swear, if you'd ever need something to de-stress your mind, body and emotions, give yourself a good body scrub with this W.Lab Coffee Spa Body Scrub and you will feel amazing right after.

For a 250g tube, you will only have to fork out RM54.00. I know some might say that it is expensive, I would say it is totally worth every cent that you are paying for.

Let me leave a link here: ALTHEA W.LAB COFFEE SPA BODY SCRUB to make your purchase easier.

As much as this post may sound like an exaggeration to some of you, you'd really need to be in my shoes or at least in my partner's shoes, to know how much my stress was bugging me and affecting my productivity on everything - for two weeks straight.

All there's left to say is that, you'd have to try it for yourself to know how soothing and rejuvenating this body scrub can be. Happy de-stressing!

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Monday, 28 January 2019

ID.AZ Face Fit CU-V Tensioning Sleeping Pack Review

At first, I was skeptical but after looking at my before and after picture, I am highly recommending the ID.AZ Face Fit CU-V Tensioning Sleeping Pack to reverse all the signs of ageing!

My journey of reversing my signs of ageing begun two weeks back. Upon receiving and unboxing the product, I immediately loved the design of the product; designer's habit of admiring products. It had a very minimal transparent glass outer body and a floating-like chrome inner body. Which literally triggered the idea for this product shoot.

Although, the packaging is rather bulky when it sits on my palm, the amount of product is only 30ml; but rest assured that it is more than enough to cover your facial night routine for at least 3 months or even more. Because of its creamy and rich texture, you only need a little amount of product to cover your whole face.

Surprisingly, it actually has the scent of a generic hand cream. Not sure what are my exact feelings about the scent, but I definitely have nothing against it either. 

Ever since, two weeks ago, just before I head to bed, I would put a generous amount of the ID.AZ sleeping pack and as I massage the product on my face for quicker absorption, I also make sure to use my ring fingers to gently massage my eye area (eye bone sockets).

My main signs of ageing are actually at my eye area, hence why I focused to use the product at that targetted area.

Before I proceed to show you the before and after picture as evidence, allow me to share with you first, on the purpose of this ID.AZ Face Fit CU-V Tensioning Sleeping Pack; It mainly helps to:

1. Improve skin density
2. Improve sagging face 
3. Lifting - V-Shape face
4. Helps to reverse signs of ageing

Here's my verdict! Although I didn't notice any change in my face shape (the lifting part), I did notice that a good amount of wrinkles at my eye are has visibly 'straightened' out. Take a closer look on my upper eyelid to notice the difference. There are much lesser creases now!

Also, my under eyes have significant changes too! For one, my eye bags aren't as dark as it used to be. Secondly, the wrinkle lines near the eye bone sockets have also lessen by a lot!

I feel that my skin density has also improved as I am not able to spot sunken areas on my face any more. It's as if, my skin has been pumped with some kind of magical elixir.

And yes! I noticed that my skin is more glowy now, too! What else can I say or show? This product really does work! The before and after picture says it all. Like I mentioned in the beginning, at first I was skeptical but now I am a believer and a fan of this product.


If you'd like upgrade your look just before CNY, then I suggest you prepare RM199 and head on over to the nearest Watsons outlet or shop for it online at Watson ID.AZ Face Fit.

Oh! By the way, there's a special promotion going on, if you buy it now it is only RM169.15. (I am however unsure if this promotion is only applicable online or in-stores as well, because I saw the promotion on their website.)

So...what are you waiting for? Go on! Drive to the nearest Watsons outlet and get it! May you look 5 years younger this CNY. 

XOXO




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Wednesday, 23 January 2019

Places To Eat: Frozen


If you have a sweet tooth or someone who just simply enjoy desserts, then you should be bouncing off the walls with the latest grand opening of Frozen at Paradigm Mall, Kelana Jaya.


About two weeks ago, I had the opportunity to pay a visit to Princess Elsa's world of ice cream wonders and found my (possibly) top favourite ice cream of all time; the Golden Crunch. It was almost like finding treasure under the frosted floor because that wasn't even the ice cream flavour that I wanted to try.


Initially, I took the Dragon Fruit and Mango Cheesecake flavour...but I fell in love hard with the Golden Crunch; all thanks to Joanne, who scooped that flavour to try.


From my personal point of view and taste bud preference, the Dragon Fruit tastes exactly like the fruit itself. Just imagine putting a whole Dragon Fruit into the freezer and leaving overnight, only to scoop it up and enjoy the next morning.


As for the Mango Cheesecake flavour, I wish to say it was amazing, but I felt like the Mango was too heavy, killing the taste of the Cheesecake. I personally only enjoy eating Mango in its true form and not in any other forms. At first, I didn't even realise that it had mango in it till after I had tasted it. I was purely attracted to it because the label read Cheesecake.

But that all didn't matter, when I took a mini scoop of the Golden Crunch and I couldn't stop myself from licking the spoon till the very end. Crunchy salted caramel with a little roasted taste in it gave the ice cream much definition in taste and texture.

Although it isn't their signature ice cream, I would still recommend it for you to try!

One of their signatures is the Kuih Talam, a local favourite dessert among Malaysians, and it is worthy of being their signature! I really can't put it into words of how good this Frozen Kuih Talam ice cream is...but just know that many who ate it, kept going for seconds.

I will be heading over there soon again, to try other flavours that are available. So, rest assured that there will be updates on this post. To make sure that you do not miss out on the update, please do subscribe to my newsletter!

UPDATE

I am back! As mentioned above, I did head over again to Frozen @ Paradigm Mall, Kelana Jaya and got to taste 3 more new flavours; which I had fallen hard for one more flavour!


I just couldn't resist my all-time-favourite Golden Crunch, so I was greedy enough to order it again alongside with Frozen's Musang King, Cookie & Cream Chip and Raspberry Sorbet.

The other ice cream flavour that I fell in love hard with is their Musang King, it's a must for those who love durians! No joke, it tastes exactly like the real deal! It even has the creamy texture of the fruit itself which makes it all the more delicious. For my next visit to Frozen, I am planning to get 1 tub of it; for RM39.90 per tub, I feel like it is super worth it.

The next which got me questioning my gluttony, is the Cookie & Cream Chip. It really tastes like bits of Orea biscuits. If you like Oreo then you might really like this one. But of course, if you'd ask me to pick between the Cookie & Cream Chip and Golden Crunch, my vote will definitely go to the Golden Crunch.

As much as I love sour food, the Raspberry was really over the top. If it was a smoothie, I might consider getting it again but definitely not as an ice cream. It was too sweet and sour, even for me. And may I remind you that I am the Queen of Eating Everything Sour in my family and yet I had a hard time finishing even half of it. LOL


Since, it was a week after their grand opening, I managed to snap a picture of how their outlet looks like. It's a very nice place to sit down for spoons of ice cream delight, a catch up with friends and also a quiet place to enjoy a chapter or two of your favourite book. That's what I did for my second visit.

Oh! And before I forget, I was informed that the Frozen @ Bangsar Jalan Telawi has more flavours than the flavours that are served at this outlet. So, maybe for those who find it more convenient to enjoy a cup of ice cream in Bangsar, you may want to opt for that outlet instead.

That's it for my update, hope you will fall in love with their hand-made ice creams as much as I did. Enjoy each scoop!
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Tuesday, 22 January 2019

Places To Eat: The Red Beanbag Publika


Hi there foodies!

Do you love some good western burgers that can absolutely crush your cravings with a delicious mouthful bite? Then you should (if you haven't already) go to The Red Beanbag at Publika.


Last year, on Halloween day, my other half had brought me to this place, in hopes to "seal the deal" and move forward together; obviously I was the happiest woman on earth for that day - not only did I get a very sweet guy as my partner but also two absolutely delicious meals for the day.


Since, it was my first time at The Red Beanbag, I had to take a really good look through their menu and their ingredients. But my attention came to a complete stop when I saw "Holy Crab!".


"Chilli Soft Shell Crab Burger made from Breaded Soft Shell Crab with Chef's Special Spicy Sauce and Fried Egg, served with Asian Slaw and Fries."

Now, you tell me, which part of that doesn't sound like it is an amazing meal?!

Never have I ever tried chilli crab in a burger before...and I don't even know why I haven't till that day. It tastes very similar to eating chilli crab with mantou bun. Of course, there's extra texture in there thanks to the vegetables and crispy crust enveloping the crab meat.

Highly recommended meal to try at The Red Beanbag by yours truly, Yana!


I also got to taste my other half's meal which was the Super Awesome Fry Up - Poached Eggs, Chicken Sausages, Beef Bacon assembled with Baked Beans, Hashbrowns, Sauteed Mushrooms, Multigrain and Sourdough Toast.

I, especially, enjoyed the sauteed mushrooms. If I were to change my diet to merely having vegetables, I would definitely have these sauteed mushrooms till the day I die or at least until I lose my appetite for it.

All in all, I would definitely visit there again and so should you! I am excited to try more of their food. Let me know, if there are any specific food on the menu that you'll like me to try in the comment box below and don't be afraid to share your experience with me, too.
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Monday, 21 January 2019

Easy & Fast Way To Whiten Your Teeth

Hi there, beautiful and handsome!

Ever wondered what's the easiest and fastest way to whiten your teeth? Well, you are in extreme good luck as I have the perfect solution you are looking for!

Now, before I reveal the big secret...let me just share with you first on why you should even bother about whitening your teeth. Many of us don't realize that our smile and, of course, teeth condition is one of the key attractions when interacting with others.

Did you know that many people get turned off when/if they notice that the person that they are talking to has yellow teeth? Doesn't matter if it is in regards of finding a partner, dealing with businessmen or even when you are simply having a conversation with a stranger.

I used to be very self-conscious about my teeth especially since it isn't perfectly aligned and I had yellow-stained teeth. But all of that changed around two months ago and compliments won't stop pouring in for my brighter and vibrant smile.

I owe it all to this new toothpaste of mine, Nuskin AP24 Whitening Fluoride Toothpaste.


Within a mere 4 days of using the toothpaste, I could already see the changes. And amazingly, after 2 weeks, it looked as if I have brand new set of teeth.

My smiles and selfies were/and still are beaming with confidence!


I am definitely a proud user of the NuSkin AP24 Whitening Fluoride Toothpaste and I highly recommend that you try them too! Not to worry...it isn't even expensive; it's RM30 only (per tube)!

If you'd like to purchase a tube or two for yourself or your friends and family, don't hesitate to send me an email at absoluteyana@gmail.com with the details of your purchase.

Happy showing off your teeth/smile!


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