14 things that happened in 2014

Before I start, I have to say that I didn’t really blog the things I planned to do this year. Initally, I thought most likely I didn’t have much fulfilment because I really didn’t do as much as I did last year.

1. I finally have my home with KK

I know I didn’t blogged about this. After living here for few months, the urge of blogging my home gets lower. Especially the messiness of my house is beyond imagination. I will summary it here. When I want to blogged about it later. I will backlink the post here.

I went to collect my house key after we came back from Malaysia for out yearly Chinese New Year break. I remember very clearly we collected one day before Valentine Day. I shall test Kk if he remembered we take our key on the 13th Feb 2014. (Most likely no.)

2. Completed my renovation

It was indeed a chore to decide all the colours themes, cupboard laminates, designs, electrical works and so on. I moved in on 1st May 2014. It was a feng shui consideration because my sister in law was pregnant and being a bit of superstitious (It was said if u move it might cause miscarriage) and also better safe then sorry. We moved on the next day when she give birth to the baby. It happen that the baby decided to come out on the 30th April.

I will not be showing the final product of my house because I can’t really take photos of my house now because all my customers goods are still with me. 🙁 Therefore, I will show you the impression plan that my ID did.

3. My first MacBook Pro

I have been wanting a MacBook since years ago. Actually previously I did not want to get a Asus but since I was quite poor then, I got my Asus instead of a MacBook Pro. You will not believe how touched I am when I was unboxing my laptop. It was like a wish come true. It was actually bought when Kk got his bonus and asked me what I wanted. End up become my birthday present even though I got it way on the 18th September 2014 which was before my birthday.

I really need to thank my friend from getting this MacBook Pro for me as she was working in Apple. (How lucky to have a friend working inside Apple.)

4. My first mirrorless camera

It happens to be also my early Christmas present. I am sick of my Canon G1x for its slow auto focus and unable to take Marco. Being a someone who blogs, I need to take Marco shots from time to time and I always need to use my iPhone to take them.

My initially plan was to get Sony’s RX100 III because it was small and have good auto focus. However, it was rather pricey for a point and shoot. I saw some bad review with its auto focus so end up getting Olympus EPL-7. I saw evonnz blog and her dayre of the photos taken by it and love it. Then went to read the review on it and great. Lastly, consult my brother who was great in photography and he finally give me the green light. Told me that it was quite a decent basic camera. (He always said I buy crap camera.)

5. I cook!!

Many people used to say behind me that if Kk marry me, I will starve Kk to death. (Hello, Kk dun have hands and legs ah? Cannot buy himself ma? LOL~) Mainly because they think I don’t cook. Well. I won’t curse anyone because the truth is I cook. I don’t think many of you know but I got an ‘A’ for my home economic for my secondary school time. Although I don’t think I am a great cook but seriously I know the basic of cooking.

The reason I did not cook after my secondary school was mainly I got phobia with gas stove. The phobia started after I got a shock during my home economic practical cooking test when the teacher forgot to on the main gas switch and she suddenly turn on. Suddenly, the gas gushed out while I was lighting the stove with the lighter gun and I was almost got burned on the face because I was investigating how come I could not light the stove.

Since I got my new home, I got a non gas stove and a gas stove. (Kk still want a gas stove for boiling of water.) I started to cook and I cook quite frequently. I love cooking different types of dishes and I am quite expert in cooking soup.

Did I say one of the people who gossip about marrying me will starve Kk’s to death is now enduring the untrue things that it said about me. 🙂

Look at all the food I cook and these are not all.

6. My taobao preorder business still around

I am guilty when I said this. I personally don’t see this as a business as I am buying for friends and usually I give back the discount to my friends. But still it is still surviving but most likely I will keep it small because I don’t have the capacity to make it big and sustain it.

7. Making more Youtube videos
I didn’t do as many vlogs that I hope to do but I did 10 videos in 2013 but I did 25 videos (as per 29 December when I was drafting this post.) It was 2.5 times more than last year and one of the video got more than 1K views. This is all thanks to STOMP.

This is the latest video from my channel.

I will be posting more reviews and maybe vlogs on this channel as Mac really make editing much easier, click here if you want to subscribe.

8. Proud owner of Instax share printer

Noticed it? 2014 is a year I got most of my wants gadgets!! First, got a MacBook Pro, then a Olympus EPL-7 and lastly I got a Instax Printer. When it was launched initially, it was priced at S$270+ but guessed how much I got? S$158!! I got it during the Lazada 12/12 sales.

I really love it a lot and even borrow it to my friend for her wedding~

9. Got another Niece in law and a second cousin

Jing Wen with my new niece Jing Ying
The 4th generation kids coming, introudce Kieran. My cousin’s son. That’s the only few photo he opened his eyes.

Told you that my sister in law gave birth earlier and my cousin also gave birth 2 months ago. At my age, I will see more babies coming out. I feel so happy for them. I know it can be tough to take care of babies but it is a bittersweet feeling. Treasure it before they grow up and give you more problems. 🙂

10. Did not go anywhere other than Malaysia
Unlike all the years that I am with Kk, I always have been lucky to be able to go to overseas. (I don’t consider going Malaysia as going overseas as Malaysia is like Kk’s home so Malaysia is my 2nd home in a way.) The reason that we didn’t go anywhere was mainly that our budget was suck dry by our renovation.

We are still recovering and Kk got me my dream MacBook so I decided to keep quiet about not being able to go overseas. Rest assure, we are planning one soon. 🙂

11. My first plant

Since I got an empty corner outside my house that my ID asked me to chop. I decided to put a plant there. After some consideration, we decided to put money plant at the place because it doesn’t need too much sun light and it grow very well.

12. Donated to a good cause online

After some scam in Singapore’s donation, I don’t donate anymore. But this is the first time after so long I donated to Dancember where all the donation will be donated Rescue:Freedom International to raise awareness and helpe to fundraise money for victims of the horrible reality that many women go through in the life of “Human Trafficking and Sex Slavery”.

This campaign is created by itsjudylife and Benjimantv. Every year December, they will have a 24hour live broadcast of their lives and raise funds for charity. As I have been a loyal viewer of their vlogs, I decided to donate as raising USD $100,000 is not easy and seriously they don’t need to do it at all.

13. Got another sister-in-law
Although they have went through Chinese customary wedding but Kk’s brother went to China to register their wedding already so pretty much already husband and wife in the eyes of the law. He mentioned they will be going through Chinese customary wedding next year. Hope that he can be more mature after getting married. 🙂

14. Finally visit a doctor for fertility problems.
After not pregnant for 2 years plus, we finally decided to visit Chinese Doctor and she asked us to go for fertility checked up. Somehow both of us have some problems. But Kk’s problems is bigger and more serious. I will blog about it when the time is right but yup… Now we are consulting doctor in terms of fertility.

I am back…

I maybe missing for a long time in this blog, that does not mean I am ignorant about what is going on around. I am sorry for those event I went. I will be back posting some of them this few weeks. I don’t want to be those “bloggers” that go event for freebies. As much as I didn’t mentioned, I start to blog lesser and lesser after one incident. I was young ignorance back then and couldn’t handle the stress and the bitching from other bloggers. I guessed recently I rethink about this blog, I am pretty much lost in this blogosphere. I am always inferior with my figure, not so much of my looks. I am not as attractive as other blogger so I don’t think anyone would read my blog. This thoughts just continue and I start to escape from this blog. I got lesser and lesser motivation to blog.

Few days ago, I happen to see one of the newsfeed about Marshmallow girls getting popular in Japan. All along I have always love Japanese fashion culture but I could never attain them. I was never as slim as them even before puberty. Since Secondary 2 when I happen to read popteens then, it really opened up my view towards fashion. However, Japanese fashion is just too small and expensive for me. Recently, more and more Japanese brand opened up store in Singapore. For example, Rose Bullet, Dip Drops, Jrunway, Lowrys Farm, Global Works. I can occasionally fit in some Jrunway clothing, Lowrys Farm and Global Works clothing. I feel happy able to fit in them but still those pretty ones are never make for me. La Big 3 inspire me to be positive even with my size, I can also do something. If they can do it, so can I! (I just ordered La Farfa magazine online.)

Today, I post to ask what should I blog for the first one. I really thought no one will reply me but. Fion replied me!! I really thought no one will reply me so I am very touched that she replied me. But I really can’t do a blog entry for that one. My house is now really in a mess after housewarming so house tour might take a while. I promise will do a stage by stage home transformation here.

In the meantime watch my first house tour first.

As much as I thought myself to be useless, I went to search my stats and found there is still hundred coming to my website. I thank them for coming to my website. Most of the keyword that they searched are still beauty related words. I will continue to blog about beauty and skincare. However, I will be adding food and maybe fashion.

Thank you for reading~

Asking for sponsorship?

Let’s talk about this topic today in this post. It has been ages that I have a sponsored blog post. I used to like to try products, I still do but I preferred to buy them myself. Before my other beauty blogger friend start bombing me, I will be giving a disclaimer. I am not saying all the people who get sponsors lied about their products, most of my bloggers friend out there who are honest and hold a good integrity in their blogging. I wouldn’t say I am an expert in blogging, my english sucks (I had bad my grammer and limited vocab list.) but that doesn’t stop me from blogging as I really put in effort in all my post and I am proud of it. I do snake some post at times but I never snake a review post.

The main reason why I was so pissed that I even have a post regarding this is because of a newbie blogger asking for freebies. I am usually a peaceful person but I detest newbie blogger asking freebies. They are the one spoiling bloggers image and make us like some greedy person. Of course, this is not the first time I see such thing. I had ever see before GW openly asking hair sponsors. (Dun ask me who GW is, those who are in the beauty blogging industry should know who I meant) But today, I got pissed because this person, Aqeysha Muhammed started faming Malaysia’s Etude House.

How can someone be so shameless?!?
Decided to fame Etude House for not reply!?!

These are the screenshot that was captured by my phone with regards to what this person did. The first photo is her later request to ask for sponsorship. Out of curiosity, I clicked and I saw her blog only have 7 post. 6 of which was just written on September. *give her a round of applause* The next picture was that she complained Malaysia’s Etude House did not reply her?!? Honestly, 2nd photo was a older comment of hers and there are also a few other comment that Malaysia’s Etude House don’t reply to her but see her changed in attitude?

This is a classic example of cheapo to the max.

If she is so pissed with Malaysia’s Etude House, then why bother to ask for sponsorship? For most bloggers, if we disliked certain brand, we will just not blogged about it. It doesn’t matter to us at all because there are just so many similar brands around this market. Why stooped so low? It is such a disgraced to have people like this having the title of a beauty blogger. Many of us work hard and published post. I am not saying it is wrong to ask for sponsorship but not when you only have 7 post in your blog. If you are a newbie beauty blogger reading, please take a minute to think why did you blog? If you blogged because there are freebies then you shouldn’t have start blogging in the first place. Even xiaxue took sometime to make it to be Singapore most influential bloggers before people start sponsoring her. Let me say something blunt, if you are not famous or have your own style of blogging then who are you to ask for a sponsor? Do you seriously think brands would even reply u? Just take a minute to think about what I have said.

I need time!!

I got so many thing that I want to share with u guys but I just don’t have the time to sit down, edit the photos and blog!!

In case you wonder, I do edit my blog photo to firstly make the white balance look better or in some lifestyle blog entry make myself look slimmer. When blogging about beauty product, I only edit my fat face and not my flaws. I do not blog dishonestly. I have high expectation in photo on my blog which is also why I take longer time to blog as compare to other blogger.

My project is finishing maybe by next month end and it might or might not be busy for me from next week. I have actually edited photos for 2 blog entry so the post will be out by This weekend.

Just a preview… See the photos below:
*Blogging from my iPhone so the image is a printscreen of what I have uploaded. :p

Thank you for reading~

Blogger or Someone Who Has a Blog

Totally inspired by heartifb for this post. I was reading back my blog and I discovered, I became to someone who has a blog. I am no longer so much of a blogger. Honestly being a blogger is tough, especially if you have a job like mine that worked late or irregularly. It makes blogging even harder. However, the most important reason is my passion for blogging especially beauty blogging died off. I still love beauty products and still buy the latest ones but Kk has been complaining that I am not using them and let them expire. As much as I love buying them, I can’t finished all of them. I spend lots of time editing one single review blog bec I wanted it to a review that is honest, truthful and pretty. That’s when I reduced blogging beauty products. Like Karma, once you procrastinate once, you will never get it done.

However, I will be back with reviews whereby I have tried some time ago. I don’t want to waste my life off. However, my blog will not be blogging only beauty. I will be adding food and my life. I hope to get more connection with my reader. I am opened to negative ones too. If you think my blog bored you. I appreciate your feedback.

This marks my new start of this blog, though I don’t blogged much, I do managed to get some traffic so I decided to show my current traffic and from now on. I will blog at least 4 times a week!!

This is my blog’s traffic from nuffnang.
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