Friday, August 14, 2015

Style Meets Substance


Got my hands on the new Samsung Galaxy A8, weeeeeeeee.




Started getting busy by the end of July, Raya month was so relaxing, loved it!
July ended so well with the launch of Samsung Galaxy A8.
Thank Samsung Malaysia for the invite!
Got to try this stylish yet powerful gadget.


Samsung is such an innovative global brand.
They are constantly coming up with new devices, contents and services
to cater consumers' needs and wants.

Let's get the party started.
When STYLE meets SUBSTANCE.







3 slim & stylish models representing the Gold, White & Black colours of the sleek Galaxy A8.


Loving the detailes of the black carpet with the gold dust...





I love how Samsung always does it classy.
The ever gorgeous lady, Juliana Evans is the brand ambassador for Samsung Galaxy A8. 





Samsung Galaxy A8, is Samsung’s thinnest smartphone ever with a 5.9mm ultra-slim body.
The 5.7-inch Full HD Super AMOLED display allows a more immersive viewing experience
when you watch movies or play games.
In my case, music videos for sure.

Also, thanks to the Hybrid Dual SIM feature,
you can now choose between having extra storage from Micro SD card up to 128GB
OR using as a Dual SIM phone!

What’s more amazing?
With all these cool specs, the Samsung Galaxy A8 is priced at just RM1,888.
This is the real deal.


Slim and stylish full metal design, just how I like it!






Great phone camera and great picture quality are what I desire for.
As a social media influencer and blogger, this is too important.
16MP back camera and 5MP front camera.
(both with f1.9 aperture to allow more lights when taking photos in the dark)
First thing I did when I got my hands on the Samsung Galaxy A8 was to try the camera.
The beauty mode is the bomb.
Not to forget the stunning shots in low light condition.

Jack and I took 198453207 pictures together, lol.





A super random picture with my friends.
No filter, no editing, just with the beauty mode.





YY and yours truly (:






 The never-ending selfie session.
Please pardon me, haha.






Thanks Samsung for the exclusive date with Galaxy A8.
Seriously, you’ve got to hold this slim beauty in your palm
and experience all the awesome features by yourself!
Do try the latest Samsung Galaxy A8 at your nearest Samsung stores today,
or easily check out for more information on www.samsung.com/my/a8


Wednesday, August 12, 2015

If I was a New Zealander




My friends and I were talking about studying abroad and travelling the other day.
Everyone was sharing experiences, I envy them.
I really really really wish to go somewhere alone but I still do not have the courage to.
My friend was like "you want to be a lone traveller?"
I said I haven't decided on when and where, I'm still a girl after all, I'm worried for my own safety.
My friends love big cities but I like somewhere quiet and GREEN or BLUE.
Something close to nature, I also like ancient architecture.
My friend shouted "NEW ZEALAND IS THE BEST PLACE FOR YOU!"
He travelled to New Zealand alone just a while ago.
He said New Zealand is the place for me and New Zealand is really safe.
(I googled, New Zealand is the 4th most peaceful country in the world.)
Another friend went like "yes, she loves to read, go lie down on the grass and read."
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He then go about talking how vibrant the cities are.
Like how the city of Auckland will lit up beautiful lights in the night in the CBD
With the Britomart’s City Farmers’ Market to visit on Saturdays
Like how you can visit the Container City in Christchurch
While happily roaming around the brightly coloured shipping container
Like how you can check out the famous Cuba Street in Wellington
Where you can have a taste of their indie and uniqueness of art and creative soul.



It keeps me thinking that
WHAT IF... I was a student in New Zealand.
New Zealand isn't only the ultimate destination for adventure lovers but
a place where life is for living.



First thing first, just as my friend said about reading...
A BOOK AND A PARK.
No, not even a park, I want a hill.
I want to climb onto a hill, lie down on soft green grass and READ.
Read with a clear mind, gain more knowledge and also spending some spiritual me-time. 
Such pristine natural environment is good for self meditation.






If I was a student in New Zealand,
I would eat Zespri Kiwifruit and full cream fresh milk everyday.
Fresh, so fresh.




According to the above, If I was a student in New Zealand,
I would be ten times healthier, lol.



If I was a student in New Zealand,
I would graduate with internationally recognized qualification.
I'm really ambitious, sometimes I think I'm greedy.
I want to do so many things in life.
When I was small, I wanted to be a pop star, then a fashion designer, then a dentist.
The list goes on and on.
I'm thinking if I was a student in New Zealand, I would graduate as an engineer.
Yup, an engineer, bet you didn't think that I'd want to be an engineer, right?

I would get to wear one of these (:






If I was a student in New Zealand,
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I would have so many chances to visit all the dynamic cities I’ve mentioned before.
Perfect for all the indie gigs.

I would have tried skydiving too in Queenstown!




If I was a student in New Zealand,
I would get to watch so many of my favourite artists and bands.
I love British music a lot and I love Lorde.
Lorde is from New Zealand, do you know that?
So many great artists and bands, they don't come to Malaysia.
I don't get a chance to watch them perform live.
I really want to see Lorde performing live again.
Last I checked, Maroon 5 is going to New Zealand.
Boyz II Men, Lifehouse, Florence and The Machine, Fleetwood Mac and Angus & Julia Stone...
I can't even......
More, HOZIER and ED SHEERAN, OH MY!
There are also plenty of music festivals going on in Auckland.
I might also bump into Russell Crowe just walking on the streets, lol.

Here's a song to remind you of the awesomeness of Lifehouse.




The New Zealand Education Fair is coming your way.
Meet 9 world class New Zealand education institutions for the first time.
Venue: One World Hotel, First Avenue, Bandar Utama City Centre
Date: 15th August 2015
Time: 11am-6pm
More details: http://www.studyinnewzealand.com/my/nzfair


Feeling lost and don't know what to do after high school.
Yeh, I was like that and I didn't give a good thought to it.
I wasted almost two years of my TEEN life and wasted a lot of money.
Choose wisely, go to education fairs, go this this New Zealand Education Fair.
You don't have to enroll right away, go explore and get inspired.
Give a good thought to it, I hope this really helps you.






Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Diary : Volunteering





There are some highlights of the week.
There are no pictures.
So, this post might appear to be super boring.


I went to Genting Highlands yesterday.
I haven't been there for years.
Wait, I did, last year, I went around Gohtong Jaya for an event.
I think the last time I stepped into the theme park was 10 years ago.
I didn't even know the theme park is gone now and is closed for renovation.
I went into the casino for the first time in Genting.
Everything was so fresh to me.
 My friend wanted to play a game or two so we did.
I super fail at poker face because I kept smiling, lol, I don't know why.
It was so new and it was so thrilling to me.
The high was there, the adrenaline rush though... but I don't believe in gambling.
There's a Chinese saying : there's no free lunch in this world.
But yeh, there was free dinner, LOL.
We dined at Imperial Rama.
Omg, my childhood memories.
They didn't allow slippers back then.
My sister had a huge operation on her foot, she couldn't wear shoes.
They didn't allow her in at first because she was wearing slippers.
In the end, it was all good because she was excepted.
I was like "are slippers still not allowed at this restaurant?"
The staffs looked at me like "huh?" but they said no more rules like that.
I was like ok, "do you guys still have the waterchesnut?"
They don't do the waterchesnut anymore, my heart was crushed, lol.
This short trip was fantastic, super random but it gave me the "feels".
I'd like to share it with you (:




Another highlight is that I volunteered at the animal shelter.
I went to PAWS, near Citta Mall at Petaling Jaya.
The moment I walked in, I felt like crying.
I'm not a pet person, I would love to have a pet, LOVE to, but I know I can't take care of one.
My family used to have a British bulldog, we named him Popeye.
I regretted so much that I didn't love him enough because I was scared of him.
I regretted so much, my mum gave him away because we were not taking good care of him.
I let him go too because I want him to be happy.
I regretted so so so much, why would I be scared of a dog? I sucked.
Then, years after, my sister bought a poodle, his name is Bibo.
I only played with Bibo sometimes, brought him for grooming for a few times.
I know too well that I can't keep a pet.


I went with my friend, Denise.
She is a huge huge huge animal lover.
She wanted to stay longer but I had to leave for fitting.
I bathed 2 dogs and walked 3 dogs today.
There is this black dog that Denise walked.
She nearly cried because... (I think she's probably crying reading this, lol)
the black dog jumped the highest so he would be chosen to be walked.
So, the PAWS staff put a collar and leach on him then passed it to Denise.
The dog was so excited that he headed straight to the door.
He was jumping on Denise, all excited.
He went rolling on the grass and brushing himself on the grass.
He enjoyed it so much, he was rolling on the grass like he hasn't played outside for years.
(Denise is probably crying now, lol, sheet, I can feel the tears in my eyes too, lol.)
After a while, Denise walked him back to the caged area.
He went to the pipes and just stood there.
We wondered why, he wanted a bath, super cute.
So, I bathed him while Denise held him.
HE ENJOYED IT SO MUCH.
Omg, my heart melted.
I gave him a good scrub and a good rinse.
He tried to shake the water off and we were all wet, lol.
Dried him with a towel.
He was so well behaved that he sorta gave Denise a hug.
He headed to his own cage and stayed still so the staff could loosen his leach.
He was done, he was satisfied, he was so appreciative.
My goodness, that cute little dog.
I didn't take any pictures because I didn't have my phone and bag with me.
I knew I was going to get dirty or get wet.


The 3 dogs I walked were probably scared or abused before rescue, I don't know.
I touched them but they refused to be touched.
They backed off, two almost bit my hand.
Denise and I learnt that you gotta be patient.
First you reach out but don't touch them.
If they're ok with it, you then touch them.
If they're not ok, don't touch them, you might get bitten but don't stop trying.


The black dog melted my heart.
That poor little thing.

I've volunteered at orphanages before.
My church used to organize trips like these.
What I'm thinking is that I can never do old folks homes.
It's bad isn't it, I know but I just can't, I don't think I can.
I can't stand seeing old people sad or sick, I can't.
I want to love all of them and I want them to be loved.
I hope one day I'll do it.
Talking about this, I haven't seen my grandma in a while.
I'm a piece of sheet.



I know I shared this song before but I just feel like this again.
Brand New Day by Kodaline.
This is the duet version with Nina Nesbitt.
Love it.








Sunday, August 2, 2015

Catch Ariana Grande Live in Manila with me





Ok, haven't done "Music Talk" posting in a while.
Yeap, Ariana Grande for today.
The first ever song I've heard from Ariana Grande is The Way featuring Mac Miller on the radio.
I was thinking that this song is catchy and
I was so impressed with the dolphin sound at almost the end of the song. 
Mariah Carey did come across my mind.
I had to "shazam" it.
Me being me, I went home and started learning about the name Ariana Grande.
I watched plenty of her live performances on YouTube.
Dayum, thinking that she young she hot she talented.
This girl has got a very bright future ahead of her.


Everyone watched City of Bones yeh?
 Then, you must know of this song.
This song is a must-sing for me at the karaoke.
Nobody sings this song better than Ariana Grande.
Crazy high pitch, the range is so wide. 

A really romantic song!





Problem featuring Iggy Azalea got released.
Bang Bang, Break Free, One Last Time, big big big hits on the radio.
Let's talk about her latest album, "My Everything".
"My Everything" has been replayed for more than 100times in my car.
My favourite song from this album is Best Mistake featuring Big Sean.
 I follow Ariana Grande on Instagram.
She posted a tease of Best Mistake on her instagram before this album was released.
I was like "this song is gonna be so good".
As expected, it's such a great song.
I like to rap Big Sean's part.

Watch this live performance, so good, so gooooooooood...




Love Me Harder featuring The Weeknd is one of my favourites too.





Ariana Grande toured Asia before, she performed in Japan.
I actually planned a trip to go see her concert but I had work to do.
Super jelly of my friends because they were there, they said she's incredible.
Ariana Grande will be in Asia again.
This time, Manila.
Thanks to Universal Music Malaysia for appreciating my love for music.
Instead of bringing a plus one for myself, why not giving a chance to another fan of Ariana Grande?

It's the Honeymoon Tour, baby!


It's gonna be fun travelling with me, well, I highly believe so, hahaha!

Prize
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(Expenses include return flight, 2D1N accommodation and concert ticket only)
Concert Details
Date : 23rd August 2015
Venue : Mall Of Asia Arena, Manila, Philippines.
 All you have to do is:
Full information, click HERE.
 
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*Winner will be notified by our friendly staff via phone call.





GOOD LUCK!
XX







Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Little Paper Towns story





"I love John Green's books.
I like The Fault in Our Stars very much.
Before our first date, you watched the movie just to impress me.
Not bad not bad at all, guy watching a romance movie just cause I like it.
Paper Towns was the 4th John Green book I read.
I got it last year, after knowing that it would be made into a movie.
You love to play computer game.
Some times, I played with you, I find it pretty interesting actually.
It was great, I grew to like computer game because it makes you happy.
I like to see you happy, I love that smile. 
You once said that you're happy when I'm happy, totally the other way round.
I'm happy when you're happy.
I love how we would spend time together doing separate things.
I would sit at the edge of the long couch and read my book.
You would sit at the other end and play computer game or video game.
Some times, we got bored of what we were doing and we watched a movie together.

Love the silent moments.
Just simply enjoying each other's company without talking.
So comfortable.

'Hey, so what's this book about?'
'Babe, I'm not even 50 pages through.'
'But tell me something about it.'
'I'll tell you when I finish the book.'
'No, tell me something now, there must be something.'
You are persuasive and you will not give up for shit.
'So, there's this girl...'
'What's her name?'
'Margo, her name is Margo, she's avenging her cheating boyfriend with the help of 
her neighbour, Quentin.'
'So, does Margo like Quentin?'
'No, I think Quentin loves Margo.'
'Alright, then?'
'That's it, play your game, I'll tell you more soon.'



Two days later.
'So, Margo left town and she left clues, Quentin is determined to find her.'


Another day later.
'So, where did Margo go?'
I don't know why this line gets stuck in my head and
I always think about you asking me 'where did Margo go?'
I don't know why it left such a deep impression.
'I don't know, we will watch it together, alright?'
'When will the movie be out?'
'I don't know when, prolly next year?'
'Sure, b, whatever you like.'

We didn't make it pass 'next year', lol.



You went missing like Margo.
You gave me the best months in life so far.
You're like a mystery but you're not one.
You didn't need me, you picked me and I picked you back.  
I tried to find you but you didn't want to be found by ME.
You were not a miracle. You were not an adventure.
You were not a fine and precious thing.
You were a boy.
You're still happy now, it's all that matters.
Stay happy, you look best when you're happy."


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Don't get me wrong, I'm not being sensitive, over sensitive or emotional.
No. I'm very happy, I'm a happy person.
I just don't know why I always have these thoughts after learning something new.
I would really want to note everything down but...
I always get judged for being overly emotional or sensitive.
Guys, I'm happy, ok.
Guys, I just like to write, I like expressing deep thoughts.
Guys, I'm writing poetry here, ok maybe not poetry, I'm not that good but...
I'm just sharing what I learn in life.
About relationships between lovers, between friends, between family.
About life...
Readers should notice that I don't really blog anymore.
It's not that I don't want to but people judge me for exposing private thoughts.
The struggle is REAL, guys.
I might just delete this post, else I'll never get a boyfriend, lol lol lol.




So back to the topic, I watched the movie.
Oh yeah, I got to watch it first, teehee.
Spoiler alert?

It was great but it's the same.
I loved the book more but the movie was good.
I'd say that it's better than TFIOS, I'm sorry!
Margo portrayed super well, Cara has got the Margo attitude.
Q was great, great acting.
Gotta love Ben, loved Ben, loved Radar.
Very good castings, they all fit the characters very well.
Not to forget Ansel made a special appearance, I squirmed.
I read the book, so I knew how it was gonna.
I could also mouth their dialogues but I had to keep quiet, it was tough.
My favourite beer sword bit was in it too.
I wrote a book review about Paper Towns, search for it and read it (:
Worth watching, better than I expected and it was really funny, very.