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NYX Doll Eye Mascara Waterproof Hydrofuge Extreme Jet Black

May 24th, 2015 · Nobody Surrendered

The mascara I’m currently using, only used it twice. One time for work, another for swim.

You can now get NYX brand from Sephora, tHe Spring, Kuching. Previously I reviewed its Jumbo Eye Pencil.

I decided to get NYX Doll Eye Mascara Waterproof Hydrofuge Extreme Jet Black because it’s cheap, less than RM20. Waterproof and smudge proof for normal wear because of the nylon fibers in there. However, it flakes a bit at the end of the day.

Not suitable for swim even it is waterproof. I was wearing my goggle, not as much contact with pool water yet it flakes and it got into my eyes, worst if you have contact lens on (I know, I know… You shouldn’t be wearing contact lens when swimming). Hence, this mascara is not suitable for swim.

No clumps and it sure lengthened and curled but not much. Didn’t add volume too.

Very easy to apply. The formula isn’t too watery or thick. The consistency is just nice.

As for ease of removal, not that easy to remove. It won’t give you panda eyes but rather messy with those flakes which might end up in your eyes. Definitely not contact lens friendly. Anyway, you should remove your contact lens before removing your makeup.

Will I repurchase? No due to the flaking issue. However, it’s is very affordable for everyday usage.

Categories: Girl Stuffs · Review It!

品味舒食 Idealite – Malaysia 1st Wholesome Dining Place

May 18th, 2015 · 1 Surrendered

I don’t like vegetarian food simply because it’s not as healthy as it claimed. All those artificial meats, artificial flavouring and colouring, and too much oil. They just turned me off.

Good thing Idealite is not like that.

Last Sunday was their opening ceremony.The founder, Tan Yong Jen, from Penang was there and managed to talk to him too. He’s a registered nutritionist and homeopath therapist, and a vegetarian himself. It is not easy to find wholesome vegetarian meal in Malaysia, hence he started this business. Kudos!

Started from operating from home then moved to Jalan Gottlied, Penang. Now, it’s in Kuching! They have 3 branches in Penang already.

Was quite surprised that wholesome food without meat can be this attractive and appetizing. This is how important food presentation is. I bet you’ve not seen such colourful food and these are all fresh and natural ingredients. No preservative, no colouring. You’ll be assured that you are getting all 8 essential nutrients in the food they served. The key ingredients are olive oil, brown sugar, himalaya salt, brown rice, pumpkin ramen, and organic oat milk.

Let’s see what they have to offer, couldn’t get the names of some of the food though.

Left: Tasting portion of pumpkin barley and fresh lemonade. Former is sweet but not too sweet while the latter is very sour but refreshing. I like both anyway.

Right: Lei cha! One of their signature dishes. Isn’t it beautifully presented? Will try this next time.

Left: Mediterranean Eryngii Burger, hope I got the name right ;p

Right: One of the spaghetti available, I think it’s likely to be Pumpkin Spice Spaghetti.

Left: Oh yummy yummy yummy! Hokkaido Vege Sushi, love this! Thumbs up from all of us. The vegetables are so crispy and fresh.

Right: Not sure what rice dish is this but it’s certainly using brown rice.

Left: Very colourful salad but I have no idea what it’s called. However, I’m sure just by ordering this is enough to fill your stomach to the brim for small and average eaters, great to share with 2 to 3 people.

Right: Let me guess… This should be red curry ramen.

Left: Hmm… Not sure what’s this. Can’t figure this out hehehe…

Right: Steamboat, so colourful and tempting. There’s three types to choose namely soy milk, tom yam, and nutritious steamboat. Soy milk sounds tempting, maybe should try this out too next time aside from the lei cha.

Price wise, it on the middle range (RM10 onwards for main dishes). A great option to eat out healthily. They have an extensive menu.

By the way, get 20% off on their Lei Cha from now until 25th May.

品味舒食 Idealite – Malaysia 1st Wholesome Dining Place
Address: Lot 2667, Block 10 KCLD, No. 206, Twin Tower Centre, Jalan Rock, 93250 Kuching, Sarawak.
Tel: +6018-363 7977

Categories: Food Porn

Ariva Gateway Kuching Serviced Residences

May 12th, 2015 · Nobody Surrendered

Last Friday, was invited to Ariva Gateway Kuching Serviced Residences for a get together with hoteliers, medias, and partners. Third time here. First time to visit a friend; second time with colleagues; and third time I’m going as a blogger. We’re invited to view their refurbished superior rooms.

This is how the refreshed room looks like. Not bad, very cosy and the bed looks inviting hahaha… I would jump on the bed if I get the chance :P Two options for you, either a king size (it’s real king size, not two bed joined together or the king that looked like queen) or double single. There’s 32” LCD flat-screen television with Astro channels in-room safe, mini fridge, large glass top working desk and coffee/tea-making facilities. As for the bathroom, you’ll get optional hand-held Rainforest shower.

This hotel is known for its apartment/serviced residence. These images showing the living area and the dining area. Very cosy as well. The kitchen is fully equipped. They also have washing machine and dryer, good thing to have, you’ll need this when you travel with your family, otherwise you will have tonnes of laundry to wash after you got home from your trip. Great for long term stay and for holiday with family. There’s two-bedroom and three-bedroom for you to choose.

Not to forget complimentary parking (subject to availability) too if you’re driving, complimentary Wifi access, roof top swimming pool, fitness centre, continental breakfast at rooms and business centre services.

Tempted to experience it? They are currently having newly refurbished “Superior Room Limited Time Offer” at RM165.00nett including continental breakfast for 2 persons and complimentary in room WiFi by 21 May 2015. I think it’s quite worth it. Stay period is valid until 21 August 2015. For reservations, call 082-250958 or e-mail kuching.enquiry@stayariva.com

Categories: Uniquely Kuching

Lundu-Bau Labour Day 2015 Day Trip

May 3rd, 2015 · Nobody Surrendered

1/5/2015, the long awaited long weekend. For the first time, I didn’t fly anywhere during such holiday. Odd… I know… I’ve been getting lots of queries on why on earth I’m in Kuching at this time of the year *LOL* Boys and girls… I have no idea too… No idea where to go this time and flight ticket is just way too expensive, not worth it to spend like this. So… Just stay home and sleep in, sleep in, sleep in…

First stop was Lundu. Visited my relatives and then we had lunch at the market. As usual, the salt coated prawn is always what we will order whenever we’re here. Be prepared for the long wait especially on public holiday. City dwellers will usually flood this small town on public holidays. These three dishes cost about RM60+. A lot for 3 of us, can actually feed 4. The prawn was different, I guess there’s a bit too much cornstarch that’s why, not dry enough. There’s also cha kueh tiaw and vegetable soup. The former was a bit bland but it’s ok for me; the latter was normal.

After Lundu, we decided to pay a visit to Tasik Biru at Bau. My first time here *LOL*

If you would like to read more about it, just follow this link about the lake.

We spent a short time there only. Just to see the lake that’s all.

On the way home, we decided to stop by Siniawan for its weekend night market. First time here also. The night market only operate on every Fri – Sun, 6:30pm onwards.

It used to be a dead town, always passed by this place on Qing Ming (Chinese old souls day). Once a year we will stop here, just round the place in the car and left.

Recently, they started the night market on the weekend. Never got the chance to go there because it’s just too out of the way and not familiar with the road. The road is so dark at night.

Now that we have the chance, we reached there around 5.30pm. Still easy to find parking. So, best to reach there around this time because it’s hard to park or to move after 6.30pm onwards.

Food wise, there’s a lot of varieties. However, hmmm… Taste wise, just so-so, didn’t try any that made us gone WOW. However, environment was great. This is what matters the most. You can get all the food easily in Kuching too.

The fish ball and meat ball kolo mee here isquite popular. Finally get to try it, hmm… Well… Not my taste. I’m not a kole mee person anyway. However, the meat ball and fish ball were made from real fish and pork, not like the type with lots of flour.

Never miss… Sambal stingray and cuttlefish. Very spicy. It’s Ok.

Food here are priced the same as what you get in Kuching. So, considered it reasonable.

We left at around 7pm, people started to pour in and cars were parking at the roadside already.

That’s the end of my Labour Day day trip. At least I’ve been to all these places already hahaha…

Categories: Food Porn · Going Places · Lundu/Bau · Sarawak - Land of the Hornbills

Exabytes Cloud & E-Commerce Day 2015

April 27th, 2015 · Nobody Surrendered

Exabytes Cloud & E-Commerce Day 2015 happened in Kuching today. I only managed to attend the afternoon session. Very informative session for most I’m sure. For me, it’s all basic knowledge that I already knew. However, great to meet many whom I’ve not met for a long time.

Finally got to experience Google Glass and the Oculus Rift first hand. The former was a meh; the latter was amazing! I was in heels and just had my lunch, was a little dizzy and had not recovered from the shock when I was on the way to the function. I almost got into an accident because of the slippery road and I underestimate the curve of the road. When I tried Oculus Rift, not even 5 seconds, I surrendered. Yes! Sweet Surrender surrendered because she got too dizzy on a roller coaster while wearing the Oculus Rift hahaha…

Gonna share with you on what I’ve shared live today on Twitter and Instagram:

#sarawakbloggers at #eced2015 https://instagram.com/p/1-X43nmoFM/

#ecommerce has unlimited opportunities #ECED2015

#Easyparcel is free #ECED2015

#easyparcel makes delivery easy #eced2015 low delivery cost, no registration fee, free door-to-door… https://instagram.com/p/1-MnNuGoK7/

#eced2015 ecommerce 4 elements: Online Store, Payment Option, Shipping Method, Marketing. https://instagram.com/p/1-LeXGmoJ6/

#11street is here in #Kuching at #eced2015 with Shaun Yap. https://instagram.com/p/1-HU3imoGk/

With #adwords, u don’t have to invest much but invest smart #eced2015

Mobile friendly website is important 2 b ranked high in #Google #eced2015 & 91% M’sia internet users will research on the Net b4 buying.

Ppl look at their phones at least 150 times a day #eced2015

#eced2015 #Google #Adwords to get your business much more visible online. Speaker is Justin Keh from… https://instagram.com/p/19_ZIYmoAc/

Educate yourself on Cloud at #eced2015 with Arren Tan. https://instagram.com/p/19-bZzmoPl/

Again… Sorry for the wrong hashtag 😋 words to avoid in email marketing. This is the correct… https://instagram.com/p/199Nx3GoOa/

Just arrived at #eced2015. Tried the Oculus Rift, my gosh! Could not reach 5 secs. What do u expect… https://instagram.com/p/196aFfGoLq/

Categories: Public Events · Tech Stuffs · Uniquely Kuching