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Citizen Eco-Drive Silhouette Watch EW8690-53A

October 18th, 2014 · Nobody Surrendered

My Fossil watch had served me for years and finally it’s having problem. Changed battery twice, the third time, it started to show problem. Not sure whether it was damaged by the person who changed the battery or the lifetime is over. It’s quite impossible, less than 5 years and generally analogue watch can last a long time. Had no proof to say that they damaged it as I only realized after got home with no receipt from them too, so decided to just let it be, couldn’t wear it anymore, I just put it at my bedside to tell me the time. If wearing it, it might stop, guess the contact in there might have problem. So I had to get a new watch.


Hunted for one high and low and ended up buying Citizen Eco-Drive Silhouette Watch EW8690-53A back in June.

Why? I don’t want to deal with battery anymore! In fact I was eying a Seiko solar powered watch with stone set bezel, it was a very good deal but it ran out of stock so I got this. The second choice.


Do you notice something? Maybe the picture is too small to tell hehehe… I didn’t realize it’s only two-hand instead of three. Means there’s no seconds hand. Was shocked when I saw it, first time in my life! :P I was thinking, how on earth will it move, then suddenly I saw the minute hand moved. Sounds silly huh?

It’s so small and light, just nice for my small wrist. Not used to wear a watch this light as the previous one was rather heavy and big. Actually was expecting it to be bigger as I couldn’t find the measurement. I just asked my sister to get it for the sake of getting a watch without battery in my budget range. Lucky for the discount else I won’t get it and might end up with normal watch. Original price was £129, after discount it was £80.85.

Too bad though, with constant use, lots of scratches on the smooth surface now. Do you have any idea what kind of material for watch that won’t scratch, not leather or plastic or rubber. I prefer something metal. Maybe will get one next year.

The two-hand is a bit weird, it takes time to get used to it. The downside will be you won’t be able to count the seconds.

The watch is water resistant but only for normal use, not suitable for swimming. I won’t use this for swimming too because it’s just to pricey to swim with hahaha…

So far, it’s serving me well. Not much of an issue. Love the lightness of it. Don’t quite like the design though, nothing unique. Just normal.

Overall, I don’t mind the money spent on it. Just hope it will last for at least 5 years or longer. Simply because it’s a Citizen.

Categories: Fab Fashion · Girl Stuffs · Me, myself and I · Review It!

Mint & Basil

October 11th, 2014 · 4 surrendered


Another Vietnamese establishment, Mint & Basil, this one at tHe Spring. The interior decorations is not bad. Quite nice. I like the style but it looks more like coffee chain to me than a Vietnamese restaurant.


I have high expectations on the pho bo (RM13.90), this pho didn’t live up to my expectations. It’s way too SWEET! That’s all I can say. Portion was OK and the price is OK for me. Not sure about the other food as I didn’t try the rest. Generally, I only eat pho.

Can’t wait for next month to have a proper pho in Perth. One of the food I miss the most in OZ. Even though pho is Vietnamese food but good pho can be found in OZ because of the Vietnamese community staying there.

Next time, I’ll try the one at Carpenter Street. Just not sure of its opening hour.

Categories: Food Porn

Speak Eazy The Alternative Bar

October 7th, 2014 · 2 surrendered

Another smoke-free bar in Kuching. Located at Carpenter Street and not too far away from Drunk Monkey. Speak Eazy The Alternative Bar (No. 61, Ewe Hai Street (Carpenter Street)) has different theme.


This is where you can enjoy some boardgames and chit chat with your friends. A very safe place to be, noticed many young adults or those in their late teens hanging out here. Space is limited means it’s safer and have better crowd control.

Best thing! No smoking!!


The choice of alcoholic drinks isn’t as extensive. Only a few but that’s good enough. They have food menu too. We tried the Eazy’s Chachos Pie (RM10), Chachos Chips with Chilli & Shredded Cheese. Yum! Love it! Great to go with cold beer. I highly recommend this. We also tried Somersby Pear Cider (RM16/bottle), nicer than the apple one, just too sweet. Therefore, have it with ice to dilute the sweetness.

Overall, it’s another great place in Kuching to hang out. Don’t worry about finding those annoying Ah Bengs or Ah Lians here. Not worrying about getting your whole body smells like a walking cigarette too.

Keep it up! We need more places like this in Kuching. I’m also glad that the businesses in this area are helping each other out. You can order food from other shops and they will send it over to you. This is the way to go rather than killing each other.

Categories: Food Porn · Uniquely Kuching

Clarins Instant Eye Make-up Remover (Waterproof and Heavy Make-up)

October 2nd, 2014 · 2 surrendered

It’s October! One more month to Perth!!

Ok… Enough of food and event posts for the time being. Going to post about skincare product.

I managed to try out Clarins Instant Eye Make-up Remover (Waterproof and Heavy Make-up) and the result is amazing!

Clarins Instant Eye Make Up Remover is a refreshing dual-phase lotion that uses soothing Rose and Cornflower extracts and ultra-fine oils to help smooth away waterproof mascara and heavy eye make-up instantly and completely, leaving the skin with no trace of residue. Suitable for even the most sensitive eyes or contact lens wearers. – See more at: http://www.clarins.com.my/en/instant-eye-make-up-remover/C010101004.html#sthash.SYm7Ftd4.dpuf


True to its claim, makeup can be easily removed. Even waterproof. What’s more, I tried all possible eye makeup remover, nothing can easily remove Maybelline Hypercurl Volum Express Cat Eyes, removing it is a pain in the arse! However, Clarins Instant Eye Make-up Remover does it easily, no tugging, no rubbing, no effort at all and it’s gone!

The scent is refreshing. Doesn’t sting or make your vision blur too. Not oily at all.

This is by far the best makeup remover I ever tried. However, the price isn’t that kind to the pocket. This is the only set back. Not sure how much is the price in Malaysia though, it’s selling USD28 in the US. I got this as sample from my sister who got it from UK.

Categories: Girl Stuffs · Review It!

Library @ ST3

September 25th, 2014 · 6 surrendered

Library is finally in Kuching! I know I’m late in posting this hahaha…

Long long time ago… Now only post about it hahaha… It’s one of the happening places at night in Kuching. Located at ST3, went there once and won’t go back, just not my kind of place to hang out. Music is too loud for me.


Kids nowadays will tell their parents they are going to the library and who knows they ended up in this library instead of the usual library *LOL*


In the Library, you’ll find encyclopedia of course.


Left: Some of the drinks we ordered. I don’t remember the price anymore. It’s quite expensive, lots of alcoholic drinks to choose but not non-alcoholic ones.

Right: Nachos, not bad. Don’t remember any of the food price anymore. Too long ago.


We also ordered lamb shank and pizza. Pizza is just so-so, lamb shank wasn’t too bad.

Overall that night we spent about a total of about RM800 for 7 pax! MY GOSH! We never spend this much when we hang out. This is one record for us for sure. Hahaha… Actually, there were lots of alcoholic drinks that’s why. Stout, beer, and cider, ordered non-stop. I didn’t drink a single bit of them though.

Categories: Food Porn