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Holiday Inn Express Luoyang City Center

July 22nd, 2017 · Nobody Surrendered

Back in April, I went to Lupyang, China for work wit my colleages. It was spring but the weather can be pretty cold at times.

Holiday Inn Express Luoyang City Center was where we stayed for 4 days. The room was comfortable enough and surprising spacious because it’s an express hotel.

Conveniently located at Northwest of the intersection of Kaiyuan Avenue and Jinchengzhai Street, Luolong District and 14km from Luoyang Beijiao Airport and 8km from Luoyang Longmen High-speed Railway Station.

Left: The bed was awesome! There’s pillows that you can choose also.
Right: Do not expect full package of toiletries available, it’s very basic. No lotion, no conditioner. The shampoo cum shower gel were attached to the wall in the shower cubicle. Very big bathroom as well.

Do not expect iron and ironing board in your room as well. you can wash your clothes and iron your clothes at the common laundry room though.

Do not expect room service, they don’t. The kitchen does not open 24/7 too.

The view from my room. Overall, the stay was pleasant even though it’s an express hotel. Staff were friendly and helpful.

This area is just like Putrajaya. At night, it’s pretty dead *LOL* However, just walked a bit further up at the back of the hotel, you’ll find a slightly more happening street where you can get many F&B outlets and a shopping complex.

Address: No.28, Jinchengzhai Street, Luolong District Luoyang, HA 471000, China (People’s Republic)

Categories: City of Peonies - Luoyang · Going Places · Review It!

Ausotel Smart Baiyun Airport

July 11th, 2017 · Nobody Surrendered

Extremely lagging post. So many pending. Went to Guangzhou for the first time in April, for transit only. Ausotel Smart Baiyun Airport was recommended by a friend in Guangzhou. Not entitled to stay in Pullman so have to stay a slightly further away, it’s less than 3KM from airport *LOL*, they have free shuttle.

Left: Approaching…
Right: The bed and pillows were pretty comfy, just too bad couldn’t sleep too long as we had to rush to the airport very early in the morning for flight to Luoyang. It claimed that it’s soundproof but my colleague’s room wasn’t that soundproof. As for mine, I didn’t hear anything though.

Left: The rooms is surprisingly spacious. The toilet and shower are not combined so it’s great if you have more than one person in the room. The vanity area is open concept with all the necessary toiletries.
Right: The basic coffee/tea making facility is available.

Free WiFi is available. The hotel can be considered rather new in that area. Great for transit. If you need to catch early flight, they can prepare packed breakfast. I can’t remember what we were given, I only remember yogurt and apple ;p

Good thing there’s restaurant in the hotel. There is nothing much around though. It’s like a dead town at night.

The room rate wasn’t very cheap, it cost us almost RM400 per night inclusive of breakfast. Well… What to do… It’s the most convenient and decent place to stay so that we could catch the early morning flight without the rush.

Address: Intersection of Hang’er Road and 3rd Konggang Road, Southeastern Working Section of Baiyun International Airport, Baiyun, Baiyun District, 510470 Guangzhou, China

Categories: Going Places · Review It!

Kiss Me by Isehan Sunkiller Super Lasting Powder SPF 50+ PA++++

July 3rd, 2017 · Nobody Surrendered

Decided to try Kiss Me by Isehan Sunkiller Super Lasting Powder SPF 50+ PA++++ because there’s offer for it that time at Watsons. It cost less than RM40 after discount. Can’t remember the actual price.

Read the label and it sounded promising. Claimed to be able to let your face stay smooth and matte for at least 10 hours with sebum absorbing ingredients, prevent makeup from melting and caking. Pore covering and strong UV protecting also. It is formulated with Hyaluric acid and collagen Lipidure. All sounded so good!

There is no colour to choose, it’s suitable for any skin colour because it claimed to provide sheer finishing. Unscented as well.

If you are expecting coverage from this powder, you can forget about it. It doesn’t provide much coverage. What you see here is that I’ve applied a bit of Benefit High Beam Face Highlighter over it so the pigmentation on my cheekbone didn’t look too obvious. Even though it looked sheer and thinking that the colour of the powder might be very light but it’s a total opposite, the colour is quite dark.

I’m using it after sunscreen. The face do feel smooth, however the powder doesn’t sink into the skin, it’s “floating” on the skin. Just a gentle brush with facial tissue, you’ll get the stain on the tissue.

The powder is easily broken. I brought it with me in my hand carry on the previous trip, the edging broke. Quite fragile.

I’ve been using it for a month already. The only good thing I found is the sebum control part. My face is less oily even at the end of the day.

In conclusion, I won’t purchase this again. Going to try other face powder next round.

Categories: Girl Stuffs · Review It!

Breaking Fast with Sarawak Energy

June 27th, 2017 · Nobody Surrendered

Was fortunate enough to attend the breaking fast event with Sarawak Energy last week at BCCK. Truth to be told, this is my first breaking fast event this Ramadan. How time flies. It’s now third day of Syawal. I’m lagging in posting. Just came back from a two days Miri trip on the eve of Syawal.

Sarawak Energy team was led by the Group CEO, Mr. Sharbini Suhaili, as a gesture of appreciation of support towards the media friends and stakeholders. At the same time, they also invited NGOs to join the event as part of their CSR programme.

“Duit raya” and new clothes were given to children of Rumah Seri Murni and residents of Rumah Seri Kenangan for Raya celebrations. Donations were also given.

Similar events were also organized in Limbang, Miri, Bintulu, Sibu, Sri Aman, and Lawas.

Categories: Public Events

Upside Down House Kuching

June 18th, 2017 · Nobody Surrendered

Have you been to Upside Down House Kuching? It’s located at the same row as Tune Hotel, opposite Hilton.

If you are looking for something fun with your friends and family, you can spend about 45 minutes here. Everything is upside down, the staff there will guide you and help you take photos. Unleash your creativity and have fun posing.

The space is basically designed and decorated as a house with 2 bedrooms, study room, bathroom, study room, living room, dining area, kitchen, and laundry area.

Basically you have to turned your photos 180 degree to see the effect. There you go! You have the power of spiderman! Hahaha…

Entrance fee is RM15(promo – RM12) for adult while children and senior citizen is RM10 (promo price – RM8).

Categories: Uniquely Kuching