Malaysia

During the past 7 months that I’ve been staying in Malaysia, I’ve fallen in love with the country.

I feel that I can do anything I want, or be anybody I want. I can wake up in the morning, when it’s calm and peaceful, and take walks in the park to just think. It’s so soothing and it’s something I can’t do elsewhere.

If you ask anybody who knows me well, they’ll tell you that my favourite thing about Malaysia is the rain.
I’ve never held an umbrella under the rain. It’s always been me and the rain without barriers, and I enjoy every single drop. ☔

Here in Malaysia, I’ve met people like me, the kind that I couldn’t find back home. Friends that think like me and understand me.
I also made a couple of friends from people of the land. I haven’t met alot but the ones I have met are the most fun and beautiful people with amazing personalities to match. They never judge and they’re always fun to be around. (hint: Sarah)

To sum up, Malaysia definitely comes second in the ‘places I stayed in that aren’t my home country’ list. Just because nothing tops the place that holds my childhood memories.
We’ll talk about Bangladesh some other day.

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How to revise for a test the night before.

The best thing you could do is start revising early. Not just days, but weeks before a test.

But since you’re here, you’re probably just hours away from your test. You must know how to make the most out of your revision time, and how to revise effectively.

1) Find somewhere to study. Somewhere where you won’t be interrupted. You should know what environment you could work in smoothly. Good! Now go study there.

2) Make a revision timetable. Get a piece of paper, and break down each topic into small chunks.

3) Check how much time you have. Then divide that by the number of topics you have to revise. For example, you have 5 hours, and 10 topics to study. So, you spend 30 minutes on each topic. Let’s call it working in 30 minute blocks.

4) Organise a revision block. Divide the time you have accordingly. For example, revise for 15 minutes. Then, test yourself for 5 minutes and make a note of weak spots to work on later.

5) Take a break. After noting your weak spots, spend 10 minutes having a break. It is hard to concentrate on studying when you do not take enough breaks in between.

6) Do it again. Keep working in blocks until you’re done revising all your topics.

7) Pat yourself on the back. Good job! Now do not forget to get enough sleep. Tomorrow is going to be a long day.

8) Remember to start studying early. Next time, do not wait until last-minute.

Deer Park @Perdana Botanical Gardens

Yesterday, I was at Perdana Botanical Gardens Kuala Lumpur, and I managed to get some shots at the deer park. A really quiet, peaceful place. Admission is free. Unfortunately, I didn’t manage to get close shots of  the deer 😦

But here you go anyway.

 

Have you been there? What do you think?

Beauty Routine – A Girl’s Ultimate Guide

Beauty Routine

 

Daily:

Teeth:

– The three rules for a healthy mouth are
1- Brush every day (twice)
2- floss everyday
3- Visit the dentist regularly
– An important thing is learning the correct technique for brushing and flossing
– Choose your brush wisely. A soft-bristled brush is best for removing plaque and debris from your teeth. Small-headed brushes can better reach all areas of the mouth, including hard-to-reach back teeth.
– Choose the correct toothpaste, and replace your brush every 3 months.
 Dental Hygiene

Face:

Morning

-Wash your face with only water then pat dry with a towel ( do not scrub) , then pour around 2 peas size of olive oil onto your hand and work it on your face to moisturize it. After it’s completely absorbed, splash your face with water and pat dry with a clean towel.
-Do not apply too much makeup on your skin, you’re beautiful.

Night

-Remove dirt and makeup (if applied) with a cleansing towel, and rinse with water.
-Apply vitamin E oil to face and neck, and apply Vaseline to your lips before going to sleep.

 

Hands:

-Rub hands with vitamin E oil/ hand cream when you wake up and at night to keep them soft.

 

Feet:

-Wash (clean) your feet, then dry them and apply Vaseline or olive oil or any other moisturizer. Put on socks immediately before bed. 

 

Skin:

-In the morning, apply sunscreen to any visible skin.
-Moisturize your body at least once a day with your favorite moisturizer or lotion.

 

Hair:

-Brush hair every morning and put it in a bun right before you go to sleep to protect your hair.
-Avoid excessive usage of hair product and minimize heat as much as possible.

TIPS: Let your hair air-dry more often, and use a towel to quicken the process. Click here to view some no-heat styles that look awesome.

 

 

Weekly:

Face ( All natural weekly facial)

– Cleanse your face using the oil cleansing method.
Feel free to read the instructions thoroughly and try it out
– Mix 2 tablespoons of freshly squeezed lemon juice and 2 tablespoons of honey together, then add sugar. Add the sugar spoon by spoon until you get your preferred consistency.
 Lemon sugar honey scrub
– Apply to face and massage in a circular motion for 5 minutes, then rinse it off.
– Boil some water then pour into a bowl. Add lemon slices/ essential oils/ green tea if you like. Then steam your face over it. Like this.
Facial Steaming
– If you are young, you do not have to bother with masks. If you still prefer, use natural organic ones, or make them yourself.
Click here to watch a video

 

 

 

 

Hair

DO NOT obsess about washing you hair everyday, you’re just hurting yourself. If you have oily hair, wash it every other day. If you have dry hair, wash it once a week. So, the oilier your hair is, the sooner you have to wash it, and the dryer the later. Most importantly, do what you’re comfortable with.

–  Deep condition your hair every week. Try a different hair mask or treatment every week and see what works best for you. 
– Cleanse, exfoliate, and massage your scalp for blood circulation and healthier hair
–  Clarify your scalp. Different methods may be used depending on hair and scalp sensitivity. Go natural and use products that will not irritate your scalp. To play it safe an, shampoo your hair as usual and after pour a 1:2 ratio of vinegar and water together. Use the mix all over wash hair and leave it in for 2 to 5 minutes, then wash with cold water.
So, I gave you three different options, because every hair type is different. Choose the one you’re most comfortable with

 

 

 

Hand and Feet

Here’s the guide to a perfect Mani-Pedi

You’ll need: Nail polish remover
Nail trimmer
Warm water
Foot soak
Scrub/ exfoliator
Any type of moisturizer
Cuticle trimmer
Nail wax
Buffer
– Remove any previously applied nail polish on fingernails and toenails. Do not soak in polish remover because it is extremely drying.
– Cut and/or file nails to shape. Do this before soaking your fingers in water, as nails are more likely to be damaged when wet. Do not clip your toenails now.
-Immerse your hands in warm water for a maximum of three minutes. For your feet, soak in a basin of warm water with 1/4 cup of foot soak.  Try the lemon peppermint foot soak. Your feet should stay in water for a longer time to soften, so it’s easier to clip.
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–  Trim your toenails carefully. Do not cut too short
– Scrub your hands, arms, feet, and legs with a sugar scrub . Massage  thoroughly then rinse off.
– Moisturize your cuticles.  ANY type of oil/moisturizer will do. (Seriously, ANY)
–  Now, very gently push cuticles back and remove dead skin. ( IF necessary)
– Buff your nails to give a shiny finish. Do not buff if you’re gonna paint your nails, though. Because, it will just slide off 😛

TADAA!

Make sure to purchase good quality products

 

 

 

 

Skin and Body: 

– Shave ( armpits, legs, anything you need to shave..)
– Exfoliate entire body (concentrating on knees and elbows) with a loofah, the natural way. 
– Have a nice bath, and add any salts, lotions, bubble bath, shower gels or whatever you prefer to your bath to make it nice and relaxing.
– Lather with rich scented body lotion. 
– Get out of the bath and moisturize entire body (concentrating on knees and elbows)
Most importantly, take your time and enjoy 🙂

 

DISCLAIMER: I’m not in any way saying that I created all methods, recipes mentioned in this article. I’m merely stating my favorite beauty routine that is suitable for young girls. All photos are not mine.

Gotta love Google images  😀

Fun in i-City, Shah Alam

On the second day of Eid, my family decided to travel to Shah Alam for a visit to i-City amusement park,

which didn’t go so well.

First, we went to 7 Eleven and we were invited by a really rude guy which left us in a not so good mood. We later decided to not pay much attention to it and and entered the amusement park. First impression wasn’t good. It was a really boring looking place and navigation through it wasn’t easy. The ground was full of splashes of mud. We found a spot to sit till my father went to buy tickets. He bought a RM50 credit and four of us went for a Ferris wheel ride. I didn’t go but they were all in a bad mood anyway. We just sat for a little bit and took pictures. We didn’t visit the SnowWalk which we thought was too expensive for the seven of us (especially since it was 6:30 pm) and we aren’t myKad holders either ( which just makes it more expensive).

Later,  the City of Digital Lights started lighting up and it looked AMAZING. We went there and walked around since it was very crowded and there was no place to sit. There was a really cool fountain light show that dances to the music thing (much like the one in KLCC, but smaller).

Later, we decided to ride the Spacewalk which is an elevated rail ride through the City of Digital Lights, and when we went to recharge our card. The lady told us your card is unreadable. Since we bought it just over an hour before, we decided to go to the lady who sold us the card and show her the receipt to try and understand the problem. We had to buy another card and when we told her we have a credit of RM10 in it, she called the supervisor. Apparently, the only thing he could do for us is give us the RM2 we paid for the card itself, hmm…

Overall, we had fun (until the last incident). We realized it wasn’t so bad. The park has potential to grow, but I think it wasn’t ready for visitors. However, the City of Digital Lights was great and the fountain show was fun as well. The amusement park is only fun after 6 pm, though (once the lights are on). You should visit sometime, maybe you’ll have a better experience 🙂