Tuesday, December 29, 2009


The new academic year is looming right in my face.

I got my class placements.

Exciting but at the same time SCARY.

2 sec. one express classes for english, 2 sec one normal academic classes for lit and...

ONE sec two normal technical english class.

So help me God.

i have NEVER taught a normal technical class.

i am excited about the prospect.

im just nervous about getting slaughtered in class.

must remember not to let my nerves get the better of me so they won't smell my fear.

Pray for me people!


Sunday, December 27, 2009

Blog Edition 1.0: Meet Louis and Avatar the Movie in 3D

My Louis made an appearance on the 23rd of Dec! =D

I waited with bated breath...

And here he is in all his glory.

i swear this was $$ well spent. saved a fortune on this 'cos i got my aunt to get it for me @ Champs Elsysee, Paris.

I think i saved about $400SGD

i took a pic of the locks for Kha

the card and the receipt. so pretty. the box and paper bag were equally pretty!
and it was SNOWING in paris when my aunt went to the boutique so i think this bag is pretty special.

Then on Xmas eve, the 3 couples went on a TRIPLE date. a triple threat i call it.
we're noisy (bikes AND people included)
and we don't seem to know how to NOT meet up with one another once a week.

i miss them a whole bunch if i don't see them once a week.

yes. i am emotionally attached to them already.

we all caught Avatar in 3D. I thought the storyline was ok. too much CGI. not quite a big fan of CGI. it was a little bollywood for me.

I think Hurt Locker was the BEST movie me and Ayie watched this whole year.

more pics of us.

while SOMEONE took a smoking break, the 3 girls with Yas as the photographer attempted to take shots of us jumping.

Some successful while others weren't.

I on the other hand, after about 5 jumps or so, lost my balance and fell backwards, flat on my ASS in front of a dozen or so pple.

I think i scared the shit out of my friends.

Not so much as humiliated but tickled as I already knew i was gg to fall anyway.

So i lay on my back and continued my giggling fit while Yas took the picture of me lying on the ground laughing hard.

Ended the night with some nice hot teh tarik Gajah and rojak mamak.

And this picture sums up all the emotions =)


Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Review: Bukit Putus New Highway

Probably only Kha knows what i'm talking about.

That's if she even remembers. heh.

Ok...on with the story.

Went back to my kampung on sunday mrng to pick my brother up.

(He's spent one month at my grandparent's place)

On the way to my kampung, there is this long winding narrow road, narrower than the road that goes to Genting.

It's called Bukit Putus.

It is not for the faint hearted.

At every sharp turn, 13 if im not mistaken, you look down over a ravine.

A deep, deep ravine.

It takes half an hour to get from the bottom to the top and back down the other side.

And that's if you're lucky enough not to trail behind a heavy laden truck.

Which in that case takes more than half an hour.


There is a new road!

I laud the M*alaysian government for cutting through the forest (although it does not seem too eco-friendly) and paving a new highway to get through the pass.

It only takes FIVE minutes!!!

Why am i so excited???

'Cos for as long as i can remember, Bukit Putus has been a bane in my existence.

I hated having to pass through the winding and narrow road be it by car OR bus.

Yes i've taken a bus from Seremban to get to my grandparent's place.


And it used to cause me motion sickness all the time.

Very bad motion sickness.


I even drove up the road.

Excellent driving.

Though i would like to drive driving on Bukit Putus one day *gulps*

All pics of my 2 day trip back to my kampung will be up!

New rooms added to my grandparents house.

I MUST bring my friends to my kampung one day.


Wednesday, December 16, 2009


To one of my closest friends, Zakiah Samani and her husband Hafiz who has been part of the group of AI girls since 2001!

Halal certified now heh.

I am truly happy and honoured to be part of your big day and was glad to help out during your photoshoot at the botanic gardens.

Loved the venue you guys chose!

The girls and the bride and groom sans Shereen and Shahidah.

From left to right: Umi, Azura, Azimah, Myself, Bride + Groom and Marliana

Photo taken outside Zak's place @ Blk 602. Lovely weather!

Not forgetting Fahrul Dzaki, my secondary school classmate and friend on his solemnization with Nurasyikin!

So happy we managed to catch you in time before you left to change your outfit.

To both couples:

Congratulations to both on your big day!
Marriage is an important responsibility and duty which you both have fulfilled.
Take care of your other halves and carry out your responsibilities with God in mind,
For He has brought both of you together.

I pray that both couples will experience matrimonial bliss till Jannah.


This is only the beginning of the rest of your lives together.

May God Bless you Both.


We will be united soon my love...


The Makeup Junkie.


Countdown: 7 days!
BoldLicensed to...Drive!

About 2 weeks ago i took my driving test and i PASSED!

I am thankful i had a fierce instructor who only demanded my best performance every time i went for a driving lesson at B*ukit B*atok driving center.

Every lesson was a test and he never said much unless i made errors and how i should correct them.

And for that i am grateful to Mr. L*um!

I've been driving frequently especially since my parents have been away for Haj.

And today i drove all the way to O*rchard Rd with my sister (no supervision!)

and successfully parked at F*ar East Plaza.

Its a mean feat for me personally.

And i'm glad i've been able to do it!

And today i went shopping.

Was meant to do some top secret shopping but...


Ended up buying...

2 tops at M.ango and 2 books from B*orders today and a watch.
(Time Travellers Wife i bought yesterday, which makes it THREE books in 2 days!)

One of the books being this 2006 Nobel Literature Prize winner, O*rhan P*amuk (Turkey)

Titled The Museum of Innocence (translated by M*aureen Freely).

And another book by W*endy Wallace, Daughters of Dust.

Going to read it ASAP!

Will update on my best friend's wedding soon!


The Makeup Junkie.


Tuesday, December 08, 2009

A Month of Celebrations!

There were a lot of things that have been going on for the past few week.

Been really busy with bridesmaid duties and my dumb induction courses.

But i have been able to plan the hen party for one of my bestest friends, Zakiah!

We had a Korean themed (okay maybe just in terms of food and entertainment) party =)

note the colours of the South Korean flag!

the bride to be and her bridesmaids!

our hen party hamper! GREAT job done by Azimah.
We spent the whole of Monday (2 weeks ago) shopping for her hen party presents.

A big thank you must be paid to Kak Fik for playing along with our plans!
Heart u many2!

our naughty gift for Zak!

look at how excited she is? haha

our 2nd naughty gift for her to use along with the red pack we got for her hehe

Then another happy wedding happened last week!

Congrats to the both of you. I had fun snapping those photos.

the bride and her beautiful dress.

and my favourite photo of all



Sunday, November 22, 2009

About turning 25...

I know my birthday was 7 months ago,

but i have to tell you some worthy self discovery that i've made some time AFTER i'd turned a quarter of a century old.

Its only when i turned 25 that i'd learn to be at peace with myself.

There was always something i wanted.

Or something i didn't like about myself.

But at the beginning of this year, I told myself:

there is no way you are going to screw this year up.

You are going to suck it up and take it as it comes.

The good, the bad and the ugly.

And somehow this little threat made to myself worked.

I was a new person.

I actually liked looking at that person in the mirror.

I liked what i was doing with my life.

Where my life was going.

Things seemed to be falling into place, amiin.

And this was BEFORE i met DK.

I'm glad he met me AFTER i'd found myself.

I'm happy.

I may have gained a few pounds but i'm happy.

*i may hv put on weight but i KNOW i'm fit. and i CAN still do a sprint!*
-cos occasionally i sprint for the bus =) -

I take my lemons.

Make a little lemonade and smile.

I whine a lot but I DO IT ANYWAY!

and i GET IT DONE!

So thank you Allah for giving me everything.

The good, the bad and the ugly.

I hope that there's more to come.

And i'll take it all in my stride insyaAllah.

Oh and i've stopped worrying about what OTHER people think.

If im happy and i didn't do any major transgressions, that's between me and God.

I don't WANT to worry about other people.

I worry about myself =)


Saturday, November 21, 2009

Make-Up All Day With Minimal Touch Ups!

In this entry, i'm going to introduce to you one of the items that will help you keep your makeup on all day!

You need two things:

1) a stippling brush

*this is just a dupe brush, any brand will do!*


2) a bottle of e*vian spray

*this retails for $5.90 @ W*atsons*

according to the label on the back of the spray, it says that with frequent use of this product, it increases your skin hydration by 14%.

Ok so normally people spray it directly onto the face, but after watching some videos online,

it seems that its better to spray it directly onto the brush.

So after applying ALL your makeup, take the spray and spray it onto your brush.

flick your wrist to get off the excess moisture,

then just dab it all over your face.

*repeat the steps if you feel like you need to reduce that powdery effect*

it prevents your makeup from having that powdery look after applying the makeup.

your makeup will even out and settle on your face perfectly.

I think this works well especially for those of you who use a powder based foundation.

And i do have to agree that this method really works!

My makeup doesn't slide off my face, and i don't sweat off my makeup.
*which was always the case in the past*

So i hope this helps!

Try it out and let me know how it works out!



The Makeup Junkie
Makeup Review!

The last time i wrote, I was talking about weddings.

And yes.

I have been very pre-occupied with weddings and assignments

plus handling the 'going-not going' deal with my parents Haj plans.

very exhausting

me & my kak ct
*customary fun shot!*

make up came courtesy of the E*lizabeth A*rden set that I bought.

but its not really that clear right


i love how chiseled my cheeks look! =)

i look like i have ACTUAL high cheekbones

me and seri

u can see the makeup a little better here.

i used tulle (my pinkest shade in the palette) and washed it all over my lids,

placed the purple colour 'jewel' tone at the outer corner of my lids for a smokey look.

then using 'smoke' the shimmery light charcoal gray colour to further smoke it out.

i used a pencil brush to contour the eyes and of course a blending brush to blend everything out.

i used pink mauve for my cheeks to give me that flushed and rosy look.

very happy with the result.

colour pay-off is REALLY good.

for longer lasting eyeshadow use a primer!

i'm swearing by my primer now =)

spend that amt. of money on gd QUALITY makeup.

for tomorrow's wedding (Kak Hilmah's),

i'm gg to attempt a simple M*egan F*ox look to match my baju kurung.

now i just have to look for my songket baju kurung and iron it out.




Wednesday, November 04, 2009

Weddings Galore.

November and December watch out.

Lots of weddings to attend!

Most important wedding in November goes to...


Followed by Kak Hilmah and then Nisa.

December weddings include the wedding of those closest and dearest to me.


Zakiah; my girlfriend from secondary school (oh gawd i feel like crying as i type this)

Suddenly it has hit me...

We're all growing up.

No longer nerdy, bespectacled, feeler-ed, long-stockinged Zak.

You're going to be a married lady!

I dunno whether i'll be able to contain my tears on your wedding day.

And then Kha's solemnization.

Oh gawd.


*well promises are meant to be broken right?*

Why are you guys getting married so faaaasssttttttt!!!!!

Stay single longer laaahhhh.

I'm losing my single friends to marriage already!

*gasp gasp*

When did we all grow up?

Current December wedding list:

1) Kha (5/12)

2) Qadr & Juliza (6/12)

3) Zak (12-13/12)

4) Fahrul (13/12)

That's a grand total of EIGHT.

I foresee major wardrobe problems.

I can't possibly recycle them clothes can i?

*cheeky grin*


Review =)

Lizzie Arden review coming your way soon !


The Makeup Junkie

Monday, November 02, 2009

Beauty Find!

Align CenterAttention LASHES!

Sexify your eyes with this baby from R*immel!

I came across this product while aimlessly walking at B*ugis Junction last Friday.

The mascara wand doesn't even look ordinary.

Its got this weird looking ball shapes.

I love the colour of the mascara tube too! HAHA

The mascara is available in two colours, black and black/brown.

What the website says:

Exclusive brush design curves IN to maximize lash loading, curves OUT to curl and de-clump each lash for a complete curved look...

Volumises and curves your lashes in one deft stroke.
I think this is worth getting.

If i'm not mistaken it retails for less than SGD20 so you really get your money's worth.

It's not available at ALL W*atson's stores though so do a little bit of checking out first.

Perhaps those in town stock R*immel

Maybe i'll get this too when i hunt down my shu u*emura lash curler.

Next beauty find that i'm hankering to try is M*ajolica M*ajorca.
I've heard a lot of good things about its eyeliners.

So those of you who've tried it...LET ME KNOW! I want to know.

Its like a bad craving haha.

If you have any cheap but GOOD make-up brands that you want to share, please let me know!

I think i should post up my wish list so it keeps my make-up expenditure in check.


Like that really works.


The Makeup Junkie

No makeup update/review YET!

Still haven't gotten around to trying the Liz Arden set that I purchased.

Maybe tomorrow when i go on my last date with Ayie before he flies off to Thailand for his reservist stint for THREE weeks.

Which means i'll be Ayie-less and Samirian-less for the next 3 weeks.


Received some really surprising/shocking news this morning.

Pretty sad but not till it warrants me to get upset.

But still...i want you to be happy.

You know i'll love you still right?

So now, i'm having a big dilemma over what to wear tomorrow!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



The Makeup Junkie

p/s: i'm still mad at a certain individual who HAS been (and STILL is!) totally selfish for the past 5 months. Disregarding whatever any authoritative figure has to say.
I'll shut up but it won't be for long.
I've had it with you. The universe DOES NOT revolve around you, you little twit.

You have lost all self-respect from me.
You don't even deserve pity.

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Date Night

We had planned to go out on a date but we had NO ideas planned out for the day.

So when we met up outside R*affles Hospital in B*ugis after i'd completed my field observation, we sat down and mulled over a few ideas before coming to a decision.

We both happened to have the same brainwave to head over to marina barrage but before we did that, we would have to make a quick pitstop at 7*-11 in arab st to buy some refreshments.

But even before we could stop by 7*-11, Ayie suggested that we just poke around the shops in front of sultan mosque.

It was then that we stumbled into the C*hildren's Toy Museum.

This place sells a lot of antiques. From refrigerator, helmets, peranakan paraphernelia, old notes, record players and even 70's television set.

We were BOTH mesmerised by one helmet that was on display and it was a mere 60sgd!!!
It was an old pilot's helmet complete with 2 drop down shades which i thought were SOOOOOOO cool!

So he's going to buy that helmet tomorrow.

Now we continued wandering around the shop and i thought, hey since we're going to be at m*arina barrage, why not buy some old school toys so we got the five stones and pick up sticks!

By this time we STILL hadn't gotten around to 7*-11 yet.

We were a little peckish now and headed to House of Briyani along north bridge road and had a late lunch cum early dinner.

By the time we were going to make a move, the skies had turned really dark and threatening.
So we had to ABANDON the m*arina barrage plan.

Rode as fast as we could to Toa Payoh to get my makeup from my cuz and ended up waiting at the void deck for half an hour.

*we were also caught in the rain right after we exited the KPE. dammit!*

So the toys we bought DID come in handy after all!
Especially the pick up sticks.

Once the rain let up, we headed to AMK park McD's and had some supper.

We got the EVM and talked abt the monopoly promotion that they were having.

So he said, "ok if we get the $50,000 we get married"

and at the same time he said that i said:

"you can get your harley"

and we started erupting into a fit of giggles!


Sorry lah. marriage just didn't occur to me at that time =P

but i swear the look on his face was priceless.

Thank you for the date =))

I love u!

E*lizabeth A*rden Haul

This is my October purchase, gotten from the airport.

Sometimes you unearth the best treasures (and cheap too!) there


The set consists of:

1 quad eyeshadow and duo blush palatte

2 lipsticks; desert rose and soft rose

1 lipgloss in berrylicious

1 Lash extending treatment mascara

1 eyeliner in soft black


1 lip liner in taupe

the palatte that im in love with.

mainly cos its this bright red colour!

this is what it looks like inside

a purple called jewel, a pink in tulle, a bluish grey a.k.a bubbles and a darker grey in smoke

2 blushes, one in pink mauve and pink sand.
can't wait to try pink sand!

here's a glossy lipstick

called soft rose

a silky finish lipstick, slightly darker and more matte

called desert rose.

Haven't tried the colours yet but once i do, i'll give u a verdict!

This whole haul came in at a grand total of....SGD59!

Its about as expensive as my M*ake Up Forever concealer palatte!!!!

This is definitely worth the money.

If you're looking to expand your makeup collection, HEAD over to the airport and shop at the makeup/perfume stores there.

Not only that, its TAX FREE!


come with me to the airport next time...

Makeup Junkie


Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Horror Story

Keeping in theme with halloween, i have my own horror story.

More like a heart breaking tragedy.

Last week i went out to town to have dinner with some friends.

Got to F*ar East a little sooner than i expected.

So i walked around, did a little window shopping and also went hunting for that vest i needed to get the S*amirians logo printed on the back.

Soon i had to use the ladies.

So i had to lug my bag and my laptop that i was cradling in my arms like a baby.

My N*EC.

So i placed the laptop on the ledge that they provided in each cubicle while i hung my bag on the back of the door.

I was trying to move around in the cubicle and....


I almost wanted to pass out.

Crying was also another option.

You see, i had just purchased the adapter and things were working perfectly.

and i JUST had to knock it onto the floor.


But thankfully, its working fine.

But i just found a horrible cosmetic flaw since that incident!


The speakers are on either side of the hinges and the one on the right has popped out a little.

Its just horrifying.

I know.

So drama right?


Sunday, October 25, 2009

Results of the T*oo Faced Shadow Insurance

super huge eyes i loike! ahakz

I really liked the makeup i ended up with yesterday.

Thanks to the endless watching of makeup tutorials,

i managed to snag a smokey eye effect for last night's date =))

Products i used:

primer: M*aybelline's Angel Fit Pore Zero Base

Foundation: M.*A.C's NC40 (liquid)

Concealer: M*ake Up For Ever's concealer palatte No. 1

Setting powder: M.*A.C's Skin finish Natural (Light)

Blush: M.*A.C's Noble

Eyeshadow primer: T*oo Faced Shadow Insurance <3 <3

Eyeshadow: M*aybelline's Eyeshadow Trio (white, silver & black)

Mascara(s): M.*A.C's Plush Lash (Volumizing) and another lengthening one by M*.A.C as well

Lipstick: M.*A.C's Blankety from the Amplified range
(my favourite lipstick to date!)

i KNOW it looks like a LOT of product but it only took me half an hour to create the whole look.

i swear.


Friday, October 23, 2009

My Trip to S*ephora @ I*on

Before i start i just want to say how excited i am to have changed my web browser! Hahah.

If u take a look at the picture below, my web browser is gaily decorated with pink flowers! =))
Check it out on the new M*ozilla updates!

Ok so for those who follow me on my t*witter, i did promise you a review on the T*oo Faced S*hadow Insurance. So here it is!

Priced at SGD28 it is a steal! What this product does is that its like a primer for your lids. It keeps the the eyeshadows on ur eyes and helps it to stick to your lids for hours.

I tried it out on Wednesday. Wore a little eyeshadow to sch, a light brown as a base and contoured the sockets with a darker brown colour.

I had a date with my girlfriends which is why i went the extra mile with the makeup heheh.

Anyway, i periodically checked on the eye makeup and this product proved its worth!

All the rave reviews (esp. by M*akeup Geek who i follow religiously on Y*outube) have proven to be true.

This product is especially great for those with oily eyelids and perfect for application using matte eyeshadows.
For more pigmented or shimmery colours, you can still apply the product but use it a little sparingly i guess, making sure that you put it all over the eye area.

I think for SGD28 it gives you bang for your buck!

It comes in a little green tube and you'll have to remember to shake the tube first to get all the contents mixed first.

I didn't do that for mine and when i first pressed the tube, some of the oil seeped out.

So i impress upon you to give it a little shake first!

That wasn't my only purchase at I*on's new S*ephora.

I also purchased....

my second camouflage palatte!

This is M*ake Up For Ever's concealer palatte in No. 3.

They didn't carry No. 1 apparently.

So this was to replace my almost empty palatte that i first purchased in KL back in June.

Its lasted me a gd. 4 months which isn't too bad.

I especially like the creamy consistency that it has. Its not too oily either especially for my skin which gets a little greasy after a while.

The shade to conceal my dark undereye circles are fabulous.

I swear they do wonders for you especially after you've had a really long night mugging through an assignment.

It makes you look a little more human.

It also conceals blemishes well and for someone who has a LOT of blemishes let me just say it works pretty darn good.

With the different shades, you can mix it so that you get the right coverage you want.

here are the 5 colours in palatte No. 3

It's priced at SGD58 and its a little pricey but i would say it is REALLY worth it.

I'm still waiting on my Elizabeth A*rden travel palatte.

Will do another review for that when i get it


p/s: i think i've found my hobby. collecting makeup! haha

Monday, October 19, 2009

Note to Self.

When I finally get a house of my own, i will vow:

1) to get dark ceramic tiles for my toilet! (darker floors mean less cleaning!!!)

2) have a feature wall (one of a dark colour) and paste some decorative sticker in the event i can't afford to wallpaper some walls.


3) have some nice looking light fixtures.

All this was a result of visiting kak Fik's house in W*oodlands.

I'm sorry i don't have any photos to share.

You just had to be there to experience her well decorated house.

I for one was VERY envious.

And it just made me long for my own little breakfast nook that i've always dreamed of.

Yes, N*igella L*awson is my domestic goddess.


Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Hello World.

Now that im slowly beginning to blog again, i can't believe that there have been so many mishaps that happened last week.

Thus diminishing my time to blog.

But i guess with those mishaps i actually have something to blog about! heh.

So last monday i went back to school after a whole week of mc.

Needless to say, i was way behind work.

i MISSED a deadline.

*now this was a complete shocker cos I've NEVER missed a deadline before!*

not to mention my stupid laptop adapter has finally decided to give up on me.

so much work to be done.

and i had NO choice but to resort to the home PC which is unbelievably slow, M*s Office not updated at all...sigh...

so many things that could have gone wrong went wrong.

so last week i was doing 4 assignments (did i hear myself right? 4 assignments)

all on this old PC.

Thank God its still working.

I also got a little lost in S*engkang.

Took the lrt from R*enjong and wanted to get to R*umbia.

Was supposed to get down at S*engkang but didnt noe i had to so i went the whole R*enjong loop again.

*slaps forehead*

so after doing homework on friday and saturday, (even waking up early on sunday morning to complete my remaining work), i treated myself to a well-deserved date on sunday!

With who else but the Samirians and my bf.


Things finally looked up at the end of the week. Which completely made my week!

visit the Samirians website!

-rockin' this! & the man too!-

-fave couple #1-
lisa & yas (my A.I.S.S jr. , small world coincidence!)

-fave couple #2-
sali & bek

-all the choppers lined up in a row for our Deepavali charity ride-

-cruisin' down Orchard Rd.-

-minah rempit a.k.a mimi-

-me & the adek-beradek-
mimi & sali

-me and sali-

-firdaus who is also my father's colleague...small world-
>________< -me & liza-
knew her prior to Samirians...small world again.

-me & lisa!-

-3 pretty babes-
mimi, lisa and mel

-i adore this pic!-