Showing posts with label her life. Show all posts
Showing posts with label her life. Show all posts

Starting a new chapter

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I'm dying to announce this news to you all -  I have decided to quit my job in fashion industry! I’m not sure whether this is rather good news or not but sure thing is, I will be moving into digital marketing industry instead!

 

Making this decision is tough, I have gone through several ups and downs in my role and trust me, it was a rough ride. I learnt so much that sometimes, it is best to reflect at the end of the year to see whether the entire roller coaster is worth the ride or not. Since I also love how digital evolved through out the decades, I wish to learn and grow my knowledge in this never-stop-before industry! Yes, this requires knowledge, not only in technology and digital, it is also about current affairs.

Two years in fashion retail taught me that we still need to move on despite what happened throughout the journey. I might be timid in dealing this journey but I can say that I have improved in talking to other people, voicing out my opinions and staying humble at the same time. It is truly a remarkable journey but I would like to start a whole new chapter in life.

 

Anyway, let’s hope for the best shall we? I made a tough decision and I have no regret.

 

How about you? What strive you in making a tough decision?

In the midst of summer


A week after the end of my final year in degree programme was nice. Just kidding, it has become the time where I have to face to reality – looking for a job.

Sweet Valetine's Look (w/ Naked 3 palette)


Hey smexies, I've been wanted to share with you all about the wonders of Urban Decay Naked 3 palette. The look that I'm sharing with you all now is natural, suitable for those who are comfortable with their own skin. I personally like natural makeup currently because it's quicker and easier to apply! Although this look is towards natural makeup, pairing with dramatic lipstick would definitely spice up your look.

Back to college/university advise


Hello smexies!

The most exciting part that is my new semester shall start on next Monday, and the best part is I'm going to become a senior! I still remember the times when I was a freshman, with no clue what so ever what to expect in my semester. After years of studies in my university, I truly have the experience when it comes to surviving in university.

Just kidding. University should be a fun place!

I just want to share my advice to those who will be back to university or starting a new journey at a new learning environment! Here's my several tips to survive in university/college:

1. Do prepare and make a good use of a planner! Honey, this is the 'thing' to keep track all of your activities. Be it having appointment with your lecturer or a society meeting, it helps you to get organized without any mess. When I was a freshman, I did not have an organizer with because I thought it was tedious. Boy I was wrong, I had trouble in arrange my time for my studies and blogging. I started to use planner when I became a sophomore! I was able to organize my time and jot down all important stuff in the planner. It literally saved my grades.

2. Budget! Budget! We got it, you are not a high school student anymore! No more those nasty canteen food, now we can have whatever we want! But hold on... Do get your finances in order! Outside food can be expensive, depending where you are studying. I study at Damansara and there are limited restaurants around my campus (and expensive too). Do plan your budget when you're in university so that you will not live in a pitiful life.

3. Don't act lah! There will be times where we might be confused with our studies. Do not afraid to ask questions. We, Malaysians (too stereotype) have problems in asking questions. Maybe this is because back in primary/secondary school, asking questions = stupid. Some teachers do not let us to ask questions because 1) waste their time 2) maybe they do not know the answers too. This is truly based on my experience as student, not all teachers are like that. Hence, when we are in university, interaction takes place but we just.... diam diam acting sibeh pandai.

4. Rojak together! Meeting new people is fun! Attending Orientation is a great way to start making new friends. Although Orientation might sounds boring but trust me, you will understand what your course is all about. Also, meeting new friends will definitely beneficial in your studies. You can have a mini study discussion with your friends....but unfortunately most of the time it would turn to gossip/social gathering haha! Yes, university can be really fun!

5. Safety first! I'm not saying that university is a dangerous place but in my opinion, everywhere is not safe now! Especially there are many crimes going on around here. Take necessary precautious when you're alone! I purposely bought pepper sprays before the semester starts. Try keeping one pepper spray in your bag and also in your car, just to be extra alerts!

My Back To University must-have!

I hope that this post would help. I found out that some of the contents are terlalu lah, but it is for entertainment purpose. However, you should get the picture! University/College is a great place to meet new people and trying out new things, such as getting an involvement in societies. I'd joined several societies and I'm currently a member of my department student community where we run activities for our students :) Believe me, it is not easy! but I do have an exposure in handling events and meeting corporate and other university representatives.

What else would you advice for those who will be going back to university/college? Leave your suggestion below <3

Tagged: Get Your Freak On!

A tag post! Funny, I have not done that quite awhile now. 
Laura tagged on this, so here goes! 

1. What's a nickname only your family calls you?
My family always calls me 'Mui' - it means younger sister in Cantonese. I've grown up in a Cantonese influence but technically, I'm a Teo Chew 'banana' girl. I do not understand Teo Chew at all!

2. What's a weird habit of yours?
Let's see... To tell the truth, I talk to myself all the time. When people are not around, I would LOVE to talk to myself. That's for a reason actually, whenever I starts to think back those BAD memories, I would snap myself out through saying something stupid...*i would mention le bf's name LOL and curse him* *counting days*  
SO... if you see me motionlessly and start cursing le bf or counting days... please comfort me right away...

3. Do you have any weird phobias?
YES I DO. I have
Lepidopterophobia - fear of butterflies and moths! I JUST SCARED OF BUTTERFLIES. I seldom go to the garden full with flowers just because of butterflies! I think the reason is because when I got bitten by a butterfly when I was young. ><
 
and I'm a butterfly in Butterfly Project community LOL

4. What's a song you secretly love to blast and belt out when you're alone?
Well, I would say 王力宏《爱错》 and Kelly Clarkson's Breakaway album. The truth is I'm a fan of 
王力宏 and I do listen to his entire song collection in my car. Don't trust me? Try get a ride with me. You will be annoyed. Ask le bf, he always complain me listening to 王力宏 every single day.

As for Kelly Clarkson's Breakaway album, I would normally listen to it when I'm getting ready for a day out! From clothes selection to makeup... Her songs inspire me everyday, be a strong independent woman!
 
5. What's one of your biggest pet peeves?

HOHO... It's definitely the road hoggers! I mean, who dafuq would drive so slow in the fast lane!? Like seriosly 50km/h, are you kidding me? Get to the slow lane PLEASE... If you're 80, fine by me but 50!? COME ON.

Oh another one would be car 'huggers'- they love you so bad they wanna stick their car to the back of your car at the same speed! Are you seriously tripping? I mean it's FINE to cut my lane, just go ahead but HUGGING AT THE BACK?  EXCUSE ME URGH >.< 
le bf taught me a new trick: if peeps love to 'diong' you at the back, just slightly break your car. That would freak the shit out of them! it works every time!

6. What's one of your nervous habits?
Shake shake shake, let's do the shake! It's sambal time!

7. What side of the bed do you sleep on?
The left side of the bed ;)

8. What was your first stuffed animal and it's name?

I couldn't remember my first stuffed animal, it would probably a hand down one from my brother with his saliva. Ewwww... I had one cute Hello Kitty stuffed toy when I was still in primary, I always put it in my handbag whenever I go. SO CUTE RIGHT!!???

9. What's the drink you always order at Starbucks?

I used to order any ordinary Latte but ever since I met le bf, I switched my drinks to Green Tea Latte =) Now I love having Americano when I'm rushing my assignment or study and Green Tea Frappe when I just want to chill ;) Green Tea Latte is still remains in my top list, I would switch to frappe according to my mood.

10. What's a beauty rule you preach, but never actually practice?

lip balm before lipsticks. that's just weird!

11. Which way do you face in the shower?
I love playing water so, I would face to the water for no good reason. LET'S SING IN THE SHOWER! grab the mic, quick!
 
12. Do you have any 'weird' body 'skills'?
Look at my body... Nope. Just nope!
 
13. What's your favorite comfort food that's 'bad' but you love to eat it anyways?

Anything that is sweet, especially desserts! I just love to have desserts in the weekends, it's like a treat for surviving in a week or something. I always drag le bf to Tong Pak Fu for 心太软 hehehe....

14. What's a phrase or exclamation you always say? 
THE FUCK!?
OH SHIT!?
SHIT SHIT SHIIEEETTT!!!
FUCKERY FUCK!!!

15. Time to sleep, what are you actually wearing?

PJs (pasar malam)  and old clothes :D Me no money buy luxurious sleep wears (La Senza or whatever)

16. What did you used to wear that you thought was cool but now you realize it wasn't that hot?
Punk inspired fashion. Just NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO...
I used to wear like a punk then I took an arrow in the knee. Thanks to Avril Lavigne's influence. I still remember it was cool to wear plates skirts and just black outfit with crazy heels. Gosh, it all started in Penang. Penang kia don't kill me okay? Thank goodness I was not influenced as much as others, I still love wearing jeans that time :D JEANS ARE SEXY OKAY!!!



That's all from now!
I tag:
Evonne of Voncherie


Minions!


Hey smexies! I went to Pavilion yesterday with my parents for a delightful Korean cuisine dinner at Da On Fine Korea Cuisine, one of my favourite Korean Restaurant!
I love to dine in here because the ambiance and food are great!

After having a heavy dinner, my dad decided to join the fun at the centre court of Pavilion. Apparently, Pavilion is organizing a summer carnival inspired theme conjunction with Despicable Me 2 movie - MINIONS! Who doesn't love minions, seriously who doesn't!?


I really love the concept so much, it's fun and exciting. Since now it's school holidays, I bet all the kids are thrilled to join the fun at Minion Cool Holiday carnival =) Even me, as an adult is still screaming for minions!!
Minions!!!!



We headed to carnival booth for fun activities. I miss going to carnival, Malaysia has the worst carnival I dare to say lol. (Correct me if I'm wrong) Because the stalls are not exciting and the equipment is old and ewww.. (speechless)
I went for shooting game because I had high confidence. Thanks to National Service training, I had the opportunity to learn how to use M16. I scored 5 out of 10 and I got myself a small teddy bear!! I told my boyfie who was also a trainee that he should win a HUGE teddy for me :P this is to prove that he is a man!
lol.



Have a fun summer peeps! Ooo, I finally get to wear contact lens again! =)
xoxo

Happy Mother's Day


Brother purposely went to buy Holland's Tulips for mother yesterday morning. I can't help it but snapping the flowers. Tulip is my mom's favourite flower, and it's surprisingly not cheap.

Anyway, Happy Mother's Day to all awesome moms! Go hug your mom now!
xoxo 

It was worth the wait!

It was worth the wait in queuing up for casting my vote!
Happy GE13 peeps! I'm anxiously waiting for the results. Wooot! ♥
My mulut is all biru biru now

xoxo

Oh journals

I miss blogging about my personal life, that was my initial purpose of starting a blog - to share my life with you or more a less a space for me to rant every pieces of my life I could find. I like to rant, a lot. Just because my horoscope is Cancer, it doesn't mean that I LOVE to keep stuff to myself...

Not at all. In fact, I love to rant rant RANTT!! 

Okay, seriously, even though my university semester has started, I don't feel like I'm studying or anything. However, I have to be in the campus almost every week for attending meetings only. One of my lecture has left oversea for two weeks whereas another lecture of mine is on leave due to personal matters (I only have two subjects in this semester). After CNY holiday, most of my friends hadto come back to their classes but I was still at home shaking mah legs. Exaggerating much, I actually had to prepare house parties for friends and relatives. mehh...

Maybe I should start to read all the journals that my lecturer gave to me. There are more than 10 journals await me, I feel like I've been defeated by the JOURNALS. Not to say I hate journals, I actually like to read journals. It is just that I'm still having CNY hangover, I need time to recover :D

OKAYY... I will start to study tomorrow. I swear. =[
New Year, New purse! Random much
Alright, I have to stop now. It's late and I need to sleep! I don't want to have insomnia like yesterday, as a result I had to dismiss the meeting early in the morning! I'm a bad VP T_T

Good night!!!
xoxo

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Ballerina and salad

I shouldn't call myself a blogger at the moment, just so you know I'm currently busy with my academic. Who says that university is so much easier than secondary level? I beg to differ that. Owh by the way, I'm really sorry if you bumped onto my anger post few days earlier. I had a rough week and I released it in a wrong way. 

Sincerely apologise from the bottom of my heart.

Okay, enough of that. screw that *delete* Now, the happy pictures!


Who says university is fun? Who says so? 


I've been dying to turn my hair into a beautiful bun hair-do. I bought the 'donut' at Caring (I didn't expect that they do sell this kind of thing) and it makes wonders to my hair. I really love this style not because of the ballerina feel (well, kinda) but it looks tidy. I just hate that my hair often block my eyes from studying. ._____________.

Brought my old dog Scotty to SPCA's World Animal Day. We had a fun time jogging around The Waterfront, Desa Park City. The park is so huge and it's the only place that actually allows dogs to hype around. Isn't he cute? He wore his favourite nautical sailor inspired shirt that day and boi he does attracts all the attention. o.o

Speaking of paw friends, I won myself a nekomimi set with an addition pair of nekomimi hair clip. The contest is organised by Pink Sakura. I actually had a problem in receiving the prizes because the paws were ran out of stock, however the owner is kind enough to let me know the issue and compensate me with another pair of nekomimi hair clips, such a nice person kan?

Om nom nom nom... I had ceaser salad with salmon earlier at Full House Lifestyle Cafe. The food presentation is really nice (notice the roses, that's actually salmon!) I really love salad for lunch because it's healthy and doesn't filling much. Salad always reminded me of something funny: The time when I first met my boyfriend in a restaurant, I actually ordered ceaser salad. However, once my salad arrived, it was a BIG portion of salad (That restaurant portion are actually meant for sharing). I was like WTF. HOW TO FINISH? but eventually I did finished up the salad. My not-boyfriend that time looked at me and gave me a WTH? SHE LIKES SALAD UNTIL THAT LEVEL??? IMBA look. True, Salad was the key in our relationship. -.-

These photos are from my instagram. If you haven't follow my Instagram, you should!
Add me @nicolesnaps and unlock my world from my lens!

xoxo



Trip to SPCA

Hey guys! Finally I have done my Moral Studies presentation, now I have time to blog! I literally have three to four pending blog posts with me right now and now I'm going to blog about my first pending post: My Moral Studies project.

lol

So basically, our assignments are to work on something that is related to our topics - moral. Our team decided to visit to SPCA at Ampang, which is a big deal to me because I always wanted to go to SPCA just to help out the animals. Besides, I get to see cute dogs over there. Trust me, SPCA is full with cute dogs, not the one you are thinking right now.

Our cover page for this assignment
Want to know what we did at SPCA on that day? Take a look on our video, I have spent days and days to edit this 5 minutes video.... cuz I'm a noob in editing. (It's also the result of our project)

Do watch in HD!



Anyway, there's something I would like to share with you guys. SPCA is going to build a eco friendly shelter for the animals, as we interviewed the staff over there, there will be cage-free environment for the dogs. link. That is a good thing because caging the dogs in long hours will affect their mentality.

I hope you guys would enjoy this video, I really appreciate it!! <3 nbsp="nbsp" p="p">
xoxo




Late night post

Or an early morning post.....?

Geeez...wow! I seldom blog about personal life lately. Hello, my once-a-personal-life-story-turned-into-beauty/fashion-blog, how are you? I'm pretty fine, thank you, still waiting for my third semester (two more weeks!) 

Yay! Four months of break is really sucking my soul pretty bad. I miss assignments my university mates, it's really nice to meet them back and hang out as usual =) 

Anyway, so many things happened lately. Thank goodness I have my phone with me, I could literally capture all the special moments of my life!

Had Tamayaki with brother at Publika!
New Shanghai!
Redeemed a red envelope clutch from Pavilion today!
So pretty right!!
I also went to Sunway Pyramid to redeem this awesome product from Sampar Paris.
Sampar Paris Glamour Shot
FOTD. Dolly makeup =}

Wau everywhere ^^

Hmm... Speaking of university, I really need to get some notebooks for my classes. Which do you prefer, A4 papers sheets or notebook? 

2nd picture PHAILED
xoxo


My Week in Photos

Hello there,

I've been in a pretty good mood lately. You see, my boyfriend is currently having finals and I have been 'dumped' temporary. We didn't really plan our outings and stuff, we would be on the phone roughly 5 minutes every night just to know how is he doing.

Anyway, I have made plans for myself. I would love to share ze photos with you guys :)



Went to Mickey Through Years exhibition in Mid Valley. I don't really fancy about this exhibition
 but it was okay.

In case you didn't know, I. Just. Love. To. Read. I have read The Time of My Life and trust me, you really need get it as well. The story is so funny and really really touch our daily life. You don't want to miss this book out. Cecilia Ahern is simply amazing! 

Went to Tammy Miu's blog birthday bash at My Bazaar, The Scott Garden.
All I can say is food food food! 

Also, I was at My Bazaar and bought a camera bag for myself! *happieee*


Look at those moustaches earrings. I thought of getting those until a bitch girl appeared from no where and just bought everything (2 sets of the rings and earrings).

o_________o I just want to curse....


Boyfriend and I were at Mid Valley for Madagascar 3 premier screening. Out of all the series, Madagascar 3 is the BEST series, it is even BETTER than the original series. 

Enjoying some desserts with boyfriend waiting for the screening.
Strawberry waffle. yums!!!

Nuffnang and ChurpChurp team threw a birthday surprise after the screening. We were surprised as well! lol

xoxo


Summer-Must-Have!

Summer is here! I know many people are thrilled to hit to the beach, sand or even food hunting. Although Malaysia has all year round of summer (and rains), many of us still love to do something fun during summer. Thanks to schools midterm and university break, we could do anything we want!

Summer often reminds me of enjoying the sunny day. However, walking under the heat would create a sweaty mess! Girls, we know how disgusting it is to have sweat all over your pretty makeup face. To avoid this hot mess, less is definitely more in the summer!

My 10 must have makeup products in my pouch!


  1. Dolly Wink eyeshadow palette in brown
  2. Compact powder from Majorca Majolica Skin Remaker Pore Cover 
  3. Sephora liquid foundation
  4. Blush from ZA
  5. Lip and cheek stain from The Body Shop
  6. Hyper volum mascara from Maybelline NY
  7. Origins Lip Remedy
  8. Liquid eyeliner from Dolly Wink (couldn't live without it!!)
  9. Nude lipstick from Sephora
  10. Shimmer lipstick from Rimmel London

So tell me, what is your must-have products in the summer. Leave your comment below or simply blog about it and let me know!

xoxo

Productive indeed

I know how does it feels like to be extremely boring during semester break, I am not going anywhere for vacation except for becoming a driver to fetch my mom back from work. Wait, I might be going somewhere but... still it is yet so far from now. 

To avoid boredom, I have led myself to the obsession of a Facebook game. I know, it is embarrassing. More embarrassing is that I am obsessed of playing The Sims Social. The game is so interactive and always making me to be 'thick face' enough to ask for helps to my friends. 



Damn inspired in The Sims but in real life...... meh.

I decided to try out some makeup look, grey and purple I guess. Dah lupa when did I do this eye look but it is a tedious job to get the eyes done with bunch of gradient eye shadows. Not only that, I also helped my mom to do some makeover for her friend's wedding dinner. I do not know why but my mom always WANT me to help her in makeup, unfortunately
I suck at it.


Do you like it?

Craving for desserts and pastries these days, it could be the symptoms of having a very hectic and stress semester, our semester period was compressed into few weeks shorter due to up coming Olympics 2012 in London. Our university, UEL (University of Easy Learning HAHAHA) has decided to shorten our schedule to prepare for the event.


Hey, I just met you
and this is crazy
but here's my mouth and
I gotta eat you...
Boy you came into my life
I crave you so bad
I crave you so bad
I crave you so so bad...
(Call me maybe lyrics HAHA)

I also decided to create a simple light box to do my photo shots, mainly for my blog like beauty reviews or some cute stuff to share.  I really thought of creating this light box for a long time but I have no where to get a piece of white cloth until now! It is a great use in enhancing product shots with less noise and much more focus to the product itself. These are some of my test shots:





Maybe, just maybe my holiday is quite productive after all. Food, games and my passion of doing something I love, which is makeup and photography. It could be a best time to improve my skills. =) I really think that I should use my time wisely for these since I cannot get an internship or part time job because of my LAN subjects classes, it is pretty sad 'cause the classes fall in the weekdays. 

Lousy timetable.



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loves
xoxo