Wednesday, May 11, 2016

"Today" is what you learnt

Fake cheesy tattoo but true, heh.

I haven't been blogging.
Nothing around me inspires me anymore?
Do I need to find a new direction?
You need to me inspired to live, that gives life new meanings.
Lost for words.
Lost for thoughts.
I have plenty of time to think lately, more than before.
 It came to mind that one of the hardest things to do in life is to learn to shut up.
Day by day, bit by bit, I learn to shut up.

I like to make things clear, I always make things clear even when it's unnecessary.
I like to explain because I don't like any hard feelings.
I never understood "some things are not meant to be clear".
I used to think that we do not live in movies.
我们没有 剧情里的 “伟大”
It's not like in the movies.
I think it's stupid when people say that you don't say some things because it's good for someone.
We are not that kind and generous in real life, sometimes we don't say things, it's probably cause
we have given up, anything at all, there is no point.
Dafuq am I talking about? Dafuq.
When you stop saying something isn't because it's good for someone but good for yourself.
I did learn that some things you don't say because you know what's best for yourself.
You don't need to explain because people who know you, know.

Everyday is a learning day.
You don't get good at something in just one day.
I often read my own blog to remind myself, to reassure myself when I lose faith over little things.

Write yourself something.
Something this short.
Read it back a month later.
"Today" is what you learnt when you look back at "today" a month later.

Today's "song of the day" is a Chinese song.
I was humming to "就算宇宙爆炸 海水都蒸發" but I couldn't recall the name of this song.
Found it, some old school sweet song by Tank.

I also like this line very much (:
"便利商店裡 誰也買不到
我們最想要的東西 只握在喜歡的人手上"

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Candies for you?

I was thrilled knowing that I'll be writing a review for candy.
What candy? Lot 100 Salt Flavoured Candy.
Yeh, I love my job.
Btw, you read it right, salt flavoured candy.
The newly launched product comes in 4 different flavours -
Sour Plum, Orange, Lemon and Coffee.

I was delighted and hesitant at the same time when I heard that it is salty.
I like my food with heavy flavour and heavy taste, especially saltiness.
Sweetness comes after saltiness.
Sourness comes third and bitterness comes last.
So when I heard it is salty, I was impressed but wait, salt flavoured candy?
It's like a reflex, when you think about candy, it's sweet...or sour.
Salty, worth a try.

Cocoaland Industry manufactures mainly fruity gummy, hard candy, chocolate pie,
cookies, chocolates, wafers, snacks and beverages.
Hmmmm, sounds like Daphne's favourite confectionery factory, lol.

My brother-in-law works in Japan.
He often gets candies back from Japan because my mum loves it.
She loves orange and lemon taste.
Now, she don’t have to wait for my brother-in-law to come back.
 I can easily can get them in Malaysia at a super reasonable price.
Lot 100 Salt Flavoured Candy…..
A Japanese Style Packaging
A Taste of Japan

Lemon, Orange, and Sour Plum has a fruity taste.
I love the taste of sour plum.
A combination of sweet, sour and salty.
Great to stay awake throughout classes, especially long lectures.

Check my candy pouch, haha!
 I do share my candies (:

I have a lot to talk when it comes to coffee flavour because I'm a barista,
I also own a coffee house.
I mentioned that bitterness is my least favourite.
Even the coffee I make at my cafe tastes more acidic.
Our coffee beans are medium-roast, some people like it dark-roast which is more bitter.
I like my milk frothed sweet… no sugar in my coffee please.

Two days back when I was enjoying my favourite coffee, Jane ask me…
"What flavour of candy goes well with coffee?"
I said "duh, coffee flavour", lol.

I had it with my coffee and this candy is really addictive to me.
I had meetings earlier on that day and I was practically snacking on it the whole day.
I think it's perfect for working adults during meetings.
Plus it's hard candy, so you don't have to munch or chew on it.
You won't appear to be rude throughout the meeting.
Nobody knows you're having candy.

Not just the coffee flavour, lemon, orange and sour plum salt candies are "stimulating" too.
The saltiness makes it like an "awake" candy, keeps you refreshed and "stimulated".
I am sure you will keep wanting for more!


It's fairly new, you can find it at Tesco and Watsons for now, but soon at other hypermarkets.
They hand out testers to customers too.
I got these packs from Tesco.
Starting from 2nd April 2016 till 29th May 2016, Lot100 will be running exciting contests in
Tesco Mutiara Damansara, Cheras Extra and IOI City Mall
You can win attractive daily prizes like Self Balance Scooter.
A Grand Prize Samsung S6 Edge Plus awaits you when you purchase two packs of
Lot 100 Salt Flavoured Candy!

For the wrap, check out their Facebook.

Good luck!

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Music Talk : Mind of Mine

Goodness, he's so hot.

Hi, haven't been blogging. Sorray!
Music talk!
I want to talk about Zayn Malik today.
I love Zayn because I'm a Directioner.
Yes, I am a fan of One Direction, lol.
I like Zayn because I love his voice.
It's so... thick... it's manly yet soulful.
I too like Zayn because of his love to Perrie Edwards.
Well, at least, from what I see on the internet.
They started dating before One Direction even went that famous.
Zayn stayed loyal and of course, Perrie too, they were only 17/18?
Then, Zayn proposed to Perrie years later.

Anyway, cut the crap.
They broke up, it broke Perrie's heart so bad.
I watched a video of her singing and suddenly cried, lol.
Am I mean? Sharing this video of her crying? Yeh, mean.
ps : Little Mix's singing and talent are no joke.

This is my new shower song.
I don't sing this song, I "scream" this song in my shower, the high key is "inhuman", lol.
You might have heard it on the radio, it's called "Secret Love Song".
It's Little Mix's latest song featuring Jason Derulo.
Warning: it's addictive.

Back to Zayn.
Ya, he's dating Gigi Hadid now.
Ya, such a perfect couple.
Wait, nothing is perfect, I used to think that Zayn and Perrie were perfect.
Everything is so public, kinda feel bad for Perrie.

Nice Vogue pictures though...


Ok, let's just focus on their music.

Zayn left One Direction because he felt restricted.
He wanted to make his style of music.
One Direction's music is pop, teenage pop, catchy tune.
"One Direction" is young, not just their age but their music, vibrant and young.
I think what Zayn wants to do is R&B, I hear a lot of electronic and soft rock too.
Beat is strong, lotsa falsetto, he's good at falsetto.

Zayn's music is bold.
Sensitive and mature at the same time.
The first song he debuted was "Pillow Talk", 24/7 on the radio.
This is the second song I heard when he went on to perform on a talk show.
"iT's YoU"

His live performance sounds as perfect as his record.

The album is called "Mind of Mine".
It really is the mind of Zayn Malik's.
This album is sexy but I hear a little anger in it.
Ok maybe not anger but a lot of his lost emotions.
His dissatisfaction about the music industry, raw feelings, everything uncensored.
It's a total change, like Justin Bieber's transformation. Raw.

Maybe it's not a transformation.
It's originality, it's being able to make the music you love. Impressive.
They got guts to step out of their zone.

I also want to talk about Yuna.
Yuna, Malaysian singer.
You might not know her but she's making it in UK and US.
She played Coachella, does anybody know that?
I think I blogged about her years back or shared it on Facebook.
I too can't wait for her new album.
Dafuq, she collaborated with Usher.
I must say that the song is great on its own.
I was surprised when I first heard that song, it played at the chorus.
I was like... what a song, who is this?
Then, it went into second verse, I was shiet, this is definitely Usher.
I shazamed it and it was Yuna, poooooof, mind blown.
I shared it on Instagram, snapchat and with my friends too, everyone loves it.
Have a listen here:
The full audio is finally up on Youtube.

Monday, March 28, 2016

& Tokyo

DaphChuck & Tokyo

MATTA FAIR 2016 happened from the 11th of March - 13th of March 2016.
MATTA FAIR-Malaysia's premier travel fair providing global exposure and business opportunities.
It took place at PWTC, KL, comprising of Hall 4, 3, 2, 1, 1M and Linkway of PWTC, KL.
MATTA FAIR provides visitors with a host of interesting and value for money travel options.
This travel fair is so famous that it attracts more than 100,000 visitors from Malaysia.
It was my first time going to MATTA FAIR.
This event was so huge that Jane and I got lost twice.

Phat Fabes, Beautiful Nara, Cik Epal, Jand and I were invited to share about 
our Tokyo experiences at the Tokyo Tourism booth.

Let's talk about Tokyo, Japan today.
I love working with Tokyo tourism because firstly, the clients are very nice and polite.
Secondly, they give a lot of freedom on my writing.
They just want me to share my genuine thoughts about Tokyo.

I fell in love with Tokyo because of my best friend, Jane.
She introduced the greatness of Japan to me.
She made me promise her to go to Tokyo with her when we were only 14.
After I finished my studies in Australia, I saved some money.
 So, we were off to Tokyo, our very first trip together.
It was supposed to be a #daphchuck trip but it was even better because Ashley and Natalie joined too.
(We name the two of us daphchuck - DAPHne + janeCHUCK)

4 girls, we took over Tokyo, lol.
We reached Tokyo at midnight and we hopped on the train.
We were walking on quiet streets in the midnight, dragging our luggage all the way.
The Tokyo streets are so safe that we weren't even afraid or worried.
It was exciting to us, taking public transport, walking, discovering new places.
It was like an adventure.

We looked so young.
Look at my horrible eyebrows, hahaha!

What impressed me most was Tokyo's fashion.
There are so many brands that are not "accessible" in Malaysia.
There is Joyrich, there is Candy Fake Tokyo which gathers different brands, like a hub.
Local designer brands are enticing too.
Unique, latest trend, edgy, whatever you're looking for.
The last time I went, I shopped at Fig and Viper, UNIF and COMME des GARCONS.
I don't know how a crazy shopper will I be if I return to Tokyo in anytime soon.
Have to go after some Yohji Yamamoto.
Do get your copy of Nylon Japan magazine before travelling to Tokyo.
You can learn about different Japanese brands in the magazine.

I also had to talk about how I didn't use to eat ramen and sashimi before my Japan trip.
It's Jane again, she always wants to have ramen and I always have to go with her.
Ever since that time in Tokyo, we went to have ramen in a back alley.
I don't know where but ramen tastes amazing everywhere in Tokyo.
I fell in love with ramen ever since.
Talk about sashimi, I never get enough of chutoro nowadays.
Excellent quality of seafood.
Already craving for it as I'm typing this.

Back to the travel fair.
Check this Tokyo tower soft toy, so cute.
The girls and I wanted to check the magnificent Tokyo Tower out the previous time
but it was raining, 3 days straight, so we missed it.
Will definitely pay a visit to Tokyo Tower the next time we go back.

Phat Fabes, entertaining the crowd.

Mostly families and couples looking around for good deals.
It was like a family day.
Me, playing with seketul Han, Cik Epal's son, haha!
She and her family just went travelling to Tokyo last month.

We took turns to share about our experiences at Tokyo.
Also had a small photo session together.
Fun day!

We went to different booth to check different Tokyo packages.
Jane is bugging me to go to Tokyo again soon.
FYI, she just came back from Tokyo last month.

 Thanks to Tokyo Tourism and MATTA FAIR for having us!

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

To the girls who sent me heartbreak emails

I often get long emails, messages about heartbreak.
My friend was like "so you're like a guru now?"
Lol, you bet... nah, just joking.
I'm no guru, I wonder why girls always ask me for help, I can't even get my shit together.
Honestly, I can't heal your broken heart.
Nobody can heal your broken heart.
Whatever advice it is, it is useless because your heart won't listen.
You heart just won't listen.

Cry all you want.
One day, you'll notice that your tears have "dried" out.
You no longer cry even when you're still sad about a break up.
That's when you start moving on with your life.
You might not notice it because you're still sad but you're progressing, you just don't know it.

The only solution is 

 The key is 

Accept that you're not marrying this man.
Accept that he's going to have the "next" girl, or the "next" girls.
Accept that you are just not "the girl".
Accept that he no longer loves you.
Accept that nobody can't live without someone.
You can live without someone in your life.

Sometimes you feel...
"So, I only worth that much to you?"
Yes, hun, you're only worth that much to certain people.
It doesn't mean you're worthless or you're only worth that much.
You are worth what you think you worth.
(but of course not too much, that's arrogance, lol)
I don't know if certain people take you for granted, or he's just not the one for you.
People often say that a person treats you right if he's the RIGHT one.
I don't know right or wrong, left and right.
What I know is that it's just life, you know?
Life is hard enough, why make yourself more miserable?
In life, I try very hard to not take anyone for granted, still trying.

Talk about parents first.
We always take our parents for granted.
We don't have a helper at home now, those who have a helper at home...
Please kneel and thank your parents for your good life that they've given you, lol.
My mum used to do all the housework, for herself, for my sisters.
I had a helper while living away from my mother, then I learnt to do laundry studying in Aussie.
 In recent years, I started doing laundry on my own.
Lucky enough, we have a dryer at home.
Laundry to me, it's troublesome but it's a lot easier, at least I don't have to hang the clothes out.
Home dryer broke down last week.
It's like hell to me, having to hang my clothes out again.
My mum did laundry for our family of five for 20-30years.
Wait what? Dryer broke down last week? What? My mum doesn't "break down"?

It's easy to talk about it, how good my mum is, how much she did for us.
I want to appreciate her more, I want to show her appreciation.
It's sometimes hard to apply in real life.
It's easier to be said than done.
Appreciation, not everyone knows how.
I always say that I'm still learning to appreciate, always learning.
You learn to appreciate everyday.
You don't just know how to appreciate.
You don't.
Actions prove everything.
You can always say that you appreciate your boyfriend, your girlfriend.
Do you actually do things to show appreciation?
Little things in life show your appreciation.

Appreciation is never enough.
Remember, appreciating is done on your own will.
Do not expect people to appreciate you just because you appreciate them.
I always expect people to appreciate me because I appreciate them.
It just doesn't work that way.

I don't say good morning to my mum every time but when I see her I will greet her "mum".
When I see my dad, I greet "dad", that's just normal form of showing respect, of course.
I appreciate my parents' existence, they are the reason to/for/of my existence.
My nephew hugs me good night whenever I'm at home before he goes to sleep, it's really sweet.
He knocks on my door sometimes, he says in his baby voice
"Yiyi (aunty), please open the door, I want to hug you good night."
Super cute, should catch it on camera next time.
I love it when people greet me good morning, wish me good night.
Small gesture like this is a form of appreciation too.
Little gestures prove more than little words.
I don't know if it makes sense but it does to me.

A story for you.
I started my car engine, sat in the car outside of my house.
I was sad, so I cried in the car.
It started raining.
I didn't notice my mum coming out of the house to
take in two pieces of my nephew's clothes hung outside.
I bet she saw me wiping my tears off, I hurriedly drove away.
That was the worst feeling in the world.
She didn't have to see me cry?
When you get your heart broken, think about your parents.
They are more hurt seeing you hurting like this.
Most of the time, you'll feel worthless, you'll feel like a failure,
you'll feel like you've disappointed your parents, disappointed the whole world.
Why can't I get over? Why can't I get over?
The road to "recovery" is tough, it will be tough.
Don't be too hard on yourself, (moderate hardness is sufficient), lol.

So many grandmother stories to tell.
You are on your own, nobody can help you.
Even when I'm saying this, advising you, convincing, I, myself, might not know any better.
Again, it's easier to be said than done but you just have to do it.
Be sad, cry all you want but stop when you know enough is enough.
You will know it because time will tell you when it's enough.
Stay tough through this process and when you think you can't take it, think about your parents.
They are the reason to/for/of your existence,
so who gives other people the right to break your heart?

Be mindful of what you allow.
She is, he is, they are, we are what you allow.
If you allow someone to treat you in a certain manner, that someone treats you in that manner.
It's what you allow.
So be careful of what you allow.
You allow someone to treat you like dirt, someone will treat you like dirt.
That's called taking things for granted.
Not everyone knows how to appreciate.

So happen that today is some sorta international women's day.
I'm not all about feminism, I don't need a man in my life but I do want the man I love, lol.
 Be a child to your parents.
Be a lady to your man.
Be an employee to your employer.

Be a person to yourself.

I don't write a good post but this is pretty much what I want to say to every girl who sent me emails.
You can still send me emails, say whatever you want to say.
It might make you feel better telling someone.
I don't know you, you don't know me but I feel you.

I know this song through Jay Chou long long long long time ago.
He wrote the melody for NanQuan Mama.
The lyric is simple yet beautiful, written by one of the group members of NanQuan Mama.
說著笑著的午后 鐘聲一直在停留
我一個人在角落 沒有妳陪伴的我
廣場旁邊的煙囪 煙霧瀰漫妳面容
喝著加溫後的啤酒 這樣唯美的鏡頭
在妳的身後 時間把過去都帶走
時間把鏡頭帶走不假思索 回憶不放手
好想再跟妳牽著手 牽著妳給我的溫柔
在妳的身後 時間把畫面都帶走
時間把鏡頭帶走不假思索 回憶不放手
好想再跟妳牽著手 牽著曾有過的溫柔
遇見彩虹 雨下過之後
街角出現彩虹 淚流乾之後 有彩虹

"在你的身後 時間把過去都帶走"

Time will heal you.
Let music help you too.