April 18, 2017

Food review: Korean BBQ House Unlimited refill at only Rm 30

Hola,  it's eating time again! This time it got me a bit hype. I like to have buffet! There is this one Korean BBQ house located in The Strand , Kota Damansara which serve unlimited refilled buffet at only RM 30!!! How could you miss that?

Position at the very T-junction in one of the shoplots @ The Strand Kota Damansara. The parking there is ample as you can see. As the area is not very crowded, it is so convenient to come and just to eat!

April 16, 2017

Outdoor Photoshoot with Eve Wai Kuan

I like this photo so much the moment I saw it then I knew it has to be the first photo of the post! Somehow it just truly embodies of who I am. And with the photographer Eve's reflection inside too! 

Ever since my first photoshoot in Singapore, I continue to look for more chances to have outdoor photoshoot. I like to go outdoor, as it is more lively and refreshing.

Then I have this one friend, whom I know from Buddhist event, she blogs too! I think I actually read her blog before she read mine. Then I was like, OMG, a PHD student reads my blog!!!!  She writing is so classic and timeless. Like how her tagline mentioned "Capture Life" , I esp enjoy reading her column on voices. She will sit down and talk/interview to the person. It's like reading the story of others.  It exudes a feeling of zen, cause the time seems like slow down and I really pay attention into reading every single of her words cause it's so engrossing.

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Then one day, she nudged me, after finding out that I am a blogger. Perhaps we can collaborate together. I suggested a photoshoot, since I like her photography so much! Every time when I looked at her instagram photos, it seems like time is freezed. Very abstract (for me), vintage and pretty.

Now, lets photos do the talking.
Photograph by Evewaikuan

Editting by Evewaikuan & me

I love my denim jacket so much. The embroidery of Disney's characters are so colourful and fairy-liked! My mum gave it to me during when I was back in hometown. I think it's second hand from some of my other relatives. 

The A flare denim skirt was found in a second hand thrift shop near Changi Hospital Singapore. I love that it doesn't only look fine, it has 2 deep pocket big enough to fit the flat smartphone that is really convenient. Since it's a knee above skirt, it flaunts my long legs also. (Not really long, but it motivate me to get a slim thigh)

Denim jacket : Given by mom
Denim A line skirt: A thift shop near Changi Hospital Singapore

The previous sequeal 

Photograph  Eve Wai Kuan 

April 15, 2017

That Dynamic Place

Not to confused my dear reader, this post isn't any OOTD post, nor review nor event. It's just a sequel, one of the 3 themes from the Street Photoshoot. And this time round, the theme is about the constantly moving public transport that you get to see not only the sky high architectures in the bustling city in Malaysia and peek of life of the local from bird eye view -- Light Rail Transit (LRT)

See, my happy face when I got to embark into LRT.

It's a bit sad that I didn't get the skyhigh architecture for the backgroup of my LRT shoot =(. Anyway, I quite like this series of photos.

One of the reason because it make my legs look very long! 

No la, because it is so coincident that the photos here turned out exceptionally good. and it's in my favourite place! 
Toothache expression

When I first came to KL, I always go every where with LRT. I like to observe the people inside. 

How they dress
what are they doing
the view outside,
which station has the moss massive flow
the young one give up their seat to the elderly 
and so on

My favourite of all! Must thanks to the very talent Eve! She really knows what I want!!! 

I want to talk more about Eve, but I will write about her in the next post, the last sequel. 

And the landscape along the journey is magnificient. It's so dynamic , constant changing, it reminds me to always stay enthusiastic & Perform more than speaking. The magnificient view , bustling city, skyhigh buildings are all the results of ACTION. Plan carefully, implement gradually, think positively. even you are not there at the end, you have tried your best, and you will for sure become better whenever you try again next time.

Also, one of the things that I realised recently is Do it with the right direction. 

Hi, Kakak, Nasi Minyak ada tak? 

Til end, next post will be another denim outfit which look effortlessly chic.

Photograph  Eve Wai Kuan 
April 14, 2017

OOTD : Not so grunge in Petaling Street

Have you ever believed that is alter ego (the other side of you) in every human? I don't really believe on that. But I do believe that everyone has a lot of side that he/she wants to bring out. So initially I was trying to act cool, being grunge.

Photography by the very talent pretty lady Eve Wai Kuan, she is my first PHD student! When I first got to know that she read my blog, I was like, OMG a PHD student reads my blog!!
Putting out the tarte comestic dark brown lipstick to act chio.

Photographer : Eve Wai Kuan
Date : 26th February 2017
Venue : Random walkways in the vintage, historic, culturally rich Petaling Street. 

I actually very like the angle of of Eve captured of me. Just that my thigh is fat is a fact, which I couldn't ignore. Motivation to get a slim thigh now! 

Black Chio Tee: Doppleganger 
Pants: From my mom
Sneakers: From Pasarayaku
Hat: From Bangkok Chatuchak 

Beh Song look.

Will break this time for Street Photoshoot into 3 parts as each of them , which I editted later on, has different theme. Stay tuned to my next post.  Photoshoot in LRT. My ever favourite photoshoot spot!!!

Let me know what do you think, okay?

April 12, 2017

#12042017 The pain in my mouth (updated)


I have my left bottom widsom tooth extracted on Friday (21st April 2017) because I don't want to leave my second molar empty, so since I can't do RCT, will do only implantation lo. The doctor told me that it cost minimum Rm 2K if there is no extra treatment like cleaning of the spot (meaning if everything is healthy and fine, they no need to do extra protection on it.)

Even though the doctor was very professional, but somehow when I really lay on the dental bed I was still afraid of the doctor putting something into my mouth, esp knowing that he will pull out my wisdom tooth this time. It's widsom tooth , man!!!

I have learnt that pulling out any of the molar tooth is a terrifying experience because it's deep inside of your oral cavity, hence you need to adjust your jaw opening, which is actually quite sour. Because you literally did not feel anything inside the oral cavity as the part has been aneasthetic, the pressure when they want to pull out the tooth, they will press on your cheek ,right? That's when the pain begin.

Also , my body soften as I saw many gauze full with blood, without literally pain at all. Since they exert so much pressure on me, I cant do anything but feeling tense. I was thinking ....

To ease the tension in patient

1. The clinic could play some relaxing songs, music to calm the patient like me, cause all I did is only closed my eyes or staring at the ceiling only.

I have already mentally prepare to get swollen face after the minor surgery. The widom tooth extraction took about 30 mins, and the doctor did actually drilled away some part of my bone (jaw bone?? ) so that he could pull out the hidden wisdom tooth easily.

So this was what happen what the minor surgery.

As disgusting as you look at it, I actually admire the wholeness of my wisdom tooth. Hehe.  (Yeap, there is still a thin layer of tissue attached to the tooth)

After I clean away the blood of it. When I show this to my sister who is currently pursing dentistry, she said that it's cute! Which I actually agree too =D 

My dentist friend asked me to apply the ice pack immediately after the extraction. Put it for around 1 hour, it can effectively shorten the time and the size of swollen. I called this one ping pong scale of swollen.

And amazingly, I didn't take any painkiller after the second day. I can even eat fried mihun on second day. The only thing that have yet to recover is my jaw movement, I can't really open my mouth big and wide enough to bite on chicken.

The last time when I composed a Maple's dairy was started on 2 days after Christmas. It means that I have been really slack in updating. But anyway, won't stop blogging cause it's a platform where I document my personal experience and lifestyle.

Around 2 weeks ago, I started to exeprience on and off pain in my mouth, to be specific , it was in my lower left gum, under the one of the tooth, which is known as second molar.

source: pinterest

It's particular painful when I ate something, but then the pain only there when I was eating. Then it didn't pain anymore for about 1 week. But it somehow come back again with an increasing pain after that.

Then it was the time of my sis's convocation in UTAR. I stayed in my friend's hostel for a few days. She  also experienced intense pain in her tooth too. It was at this moment I realised I shouldn't overlook the pain in my ass.

3 days after that, my second molar literally cracked from just a little (from self observation) or bigger hole (from doctor's perspective) to something like sharp pointy ridge.

btw, the pic on the left isn't mine.

Everyday, I can't stop but keep on using my tongue to play with the pointy area.

Not longer since the crack, I started to experience intense pain in the area. The intense of pain when it happens was so horrible. You know sometimes when you experience the very horrible excruciating pain, you tend to think a lot. I even imagine myself t to bang myself into a wall, so that I will faint and feeling painless, or go to any nearest dental clinic and get an injection of aneasthetic.

Well, now that when I think back it's actually not that pain, it's the long period of 6-scale pain that terrify me. Cause even I had pained to tear, I didn't pain until cry. Anyway, having to said this, I would not want to experience this kind of intense discomfort anymore!

I was so pain I want to get the tooth to pull out. It disturbs me so much. It's also the first time I went to consult 3 doctors just to know what should I do (just realise there were another 2 doctors in between, so I consulted 5 doctors in total).

The very first one is a dentist from general dental clinic. I was so afraid I don't want to pluck the tooth out. So I walked out the clinic without doing anything, nor any information provided. (Doesn't know what is RCT - Root Canal Treatment that time)

The first doctor is Dr Ong from L&M Clinic Seapark. This is the first time I went to a private dental clinic, and actually have no idea what to expect. I told her my situation and she did an X-ray on me. Then as I continue to point out my problems (I also have another tooth on my upper left side that is pain whenever consuming something hot). Then she  just checked all the teeth. She pointed out I actually has 4 problems.

1. The major one- which is the one that I am saying now.
2. The upper left - pain when sense hot - could be due to nerve
3. The lower right wisdom tooth to be plucked out as I didn't clean it out properly.
4. The right top tooth started to decay already.

What do you feel when you hear this? I was like... My tooth condition is really that bad? I am so young, my teeth should be healthy by default. But truth to be told... it really does. It is then when I realised I didn't really taking good care of my oral cavity, teeth.

So people, if you think that your oral health is not important. Then you are wrong! I experienced it myself. Even though it's just a little tiny tooth, it affects me so much when it's pain.

Dr Ong really provided all the information needed, and even advise me to use dental floss which is better to use once in 2 or 3 days. From this experience, I feel like the biggest difference between general and private clinic is the dentist from general hospital will just get rid of the problems that you mentioned and no more done, and the dentist from private will tell you the problems before you realise it.

The second doctor is a dentist in my hometown Kemaman. He is experienced, helpful, but didn't really give me enough information on what should I do. He asked me want to prevent further pain or not, and I answered YES. Then he did temporary tooth filling for me, telling me that it could last for 1 or 2 months. Indeed, the tooth filling manage to stop the food to enter into the affected area, but it pain was still there.

It was when I started to use only my right side of teeth to bite and chew. Sometimes even swallow water can be painful. Luckily the pain wasn't there 24 hours. If not I will really go to get aneasthetic to numb myself. (Painkiller didn't really help)

Before moving to the third doctor. I actually went to UM hospital, hope that they can do something on it immediately. But it was afternoon, and they don't really doing extraction or any major treatment in the afternoon. the doctor which I seek also didn't tell me what I can do. =.= after 1 hour of waiting.

The third doctors were actually many dentists and dental students from UM. My second molar extraction was initially supposed to be carried out by a third year dental student. She gave me the aneasthetic injection, which I would say is really really very good. It's pain, not the ant tingly type of pain(as usual),  but she was quite gentle and careful. The dental student also encourage me to use mouthwash for oral healthThen I didn't know what happen. Cause I closed my eye during the extraction, seeing all those surgical tooth and the sound that was made in my mouth really frighten me up.

They used the first half hour to probe me a lot of questions. I don't mind actually. Just that it prolong my fear when I sat on the chair. And the position of the chair was not really comfortable for me also, they let me to sit upright instead of lying down, which I usually doesn't be treated that way. You know what I mean?

They were quite professional and really calm me down. Also, the lecturer dentist came and laid out all the possible options that I can choose, which I has been really looking for.

1. Extract + Implantation
2. RCT

She also explained the pros and cons for each of the treatment. RCT is better in my case, but I just want to end the pain faster, so I don't want to seperate it into a few different session for RCT to be done.  (In fact when I watch the RCT video in youtube, I thought that everything could be done in less than 1 hour)

Next...it's the TIME!! 

When is the occasion you tensed up without physically feeling the pain? 

I was so tensed seeing them took those surgical tools, which most of them looking sturdy and sharp and pointy, looking terrifying to me. And the pressure in pulling it out. 

Finally I have gone through the most difficult part. And beware, below are some of the disgusting pic of my second molar. 

 Apparently, the doctor used 2 times to pull the tooth out. The crown and the root.

 The black colour thing is the pulp.

And there goes my first journey of soft food consumption!
Breakie today 12th April 2017: 2 half boiled egg and a cup of room temperature milo. 

So what did I learn from this whole painful experience
1. It is very very important to take care of the oral cavity, dental health.
- Even the way you brush your teeth should be correct so that all those hidden corner can be free from food residue.

- I was introduced to use floss and mouth wash to get rid of bacteria.

2. Take good care of my retainer before it's too dirty.
- Get a new one when It's the time.

April 11, 2017

Review: Neutrogena Deep Clean Set

Back to my own little space. Thanks to Bridge PR company, I got the chance to be part of #neutrogenasquad and get to review a few of their products!

They even customise the set to suit our skin type! I chose the hydrating set. Hence I got these..

Neutrogena started from the signature transparent amber soap (dermatologist tested) cater a lot of different purpose of skin. (hydating, brightening, acne, anti-aging).

Deep Clean Hydrating Cleansing Oil to Foam
Deep Clean Hydrating Foaming Cleanser
Deep Clean Blackhead Eliminating Daily Scrub 

I am going to review it one by one based on one week using experience. The first one is my favourite of all!  It is Hyrating Cleansing Oil to Foam. As I do make up sometimes, I am constantly looking for various different type of make up remover to use on different occasions like travel, sometimes just to remove the eyes and lips, or other time to remove the foundation and sunscreen on my face. The process of removing make up is quite tedious for me. After a tiring day out, I have to drag my body to remove the make up immediately.
The sturdy and transparent packaging with the dispensing cap really win my heart! And it's so convenient to use! 

When I got to know this hydrating cleansing oil to foam could remove make up, I cant wait to try it! And below is the result!

The name "Cleansing Oil to Foam" shows that you literally rub it on your dry face with dry hand before you wash it away using water. Confusing?  Continue to read on.

Unlike the name 'oil to foam' , it's actually a clear transparent gel inside. 

RUBBING TIME : Use your dry hands to put it on your dry face. Gently rub it on your face.

Verdict: Not to say it clean the make up effectively, as you can see in the photo below, there was still some black eyeliner/mascara smudge on my lower eyelid afterwards. But I am glad that it really does remove my other make up completely. See the results here!
Still some smudge below my left eye. 

But the Before& After pic without using any other make up remover. I am really happy with the result. It means I could remove my make up and wash my face at the same time if I was too lazy to wash for the second time! LOL. #youknowhowitfeelswhenurtired

Basically, I can go to bed after cleansing with Deep Clean Hydrating Cleansing Oil to Foam. But if you are very particular and want a second layer of cleansing with a more targeted function. Deep Clean hydrating foaming cleanser will do the job.

By the way, there is another siblings to this.

Brightening | Hydrating

blue ocean like texture comes with a pleasant scent that makes you feel refreshing and make your facial washing an enjoyable experience! Personally, due to my sensitive skin nature, I don't like any facial wash with fragrance. But my friends love the subtle scent, I guess it really depends on individual when it comes to fragrance.

TIPS here: When it comes to the word "Foam" cleanser or "Foam" whatever, MUST RUB IT until LATHER form on your palm before your apply it on your face. This is what I learnt a proper way to use the facial product.

Only apply the lather on your face. You DON'T RUB IT YOUR FACE for lather to form! You don't want to have wrinkle ,right? So don't rub everything on your face after all the make up which sometimes you have to pull the skin on your face. 
(Sometimes I feel so sorry to my face skin also, that's why it important to spent on your face, after all it's FACE is the first features that projected to poeple, YES? NO? )

Rinse with luke warm water after you massage your face in circular motion. I not sure if this happen to me or everyone, but the combine use of the first and foaming cleanser give me an instantly tight, squeaky clean, and baby soft skin I doubt it helps to remove the dead skin on my face or not.

Then  if you are on the look for Blackhead fighter. This blackhead eliminating daily scrub would help. It does eliminating the black heads on my nose gradually every time when I use it. I use it every alternatively with the foaming cleanser.

Hehe, I have used to the way of rubbing it into lather before applying on my face. Anyway, this is how it looks like, even lather can form on scrub.

Since it's a daily used scrub, it's a really fine granules with runny consistency. Focus on the area with black head such as inner cheek and nose, massage the area gently before you wash it off.  It removed some blackheads since the first usage, and gradually remove some other black head at every usage.

No matter who you are, whether you put on make up or not, it's important to keep on our face breathable before you sleep every night.  Overall, I like the deep cleansing, remove dead skin features of the products. Once again, thanks Neutrogena for keeping my skin happy 24/7!

#NeutrogenaMY #NeutrogenaHappySkin #NeutrogenaBeautySquad