Sunday, August 29, 2010

a girls' night-together

It's 3am. & we're stil wide awake, cheerfully cursing each other.

Oh how I love being bujang. But as long as my friends remain bujang jugak la.
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Saturday, August 28, 2010

About Make-up and Grooming

You know. When you enter the working realm, and you are in the business industry, working in a majestic office building, where people wear office suits and neckties and shiny black shoes, you are expected to have that corporate look. The Corporate Grooming.

What you wear is one of the many attributes in Corporate Grooming. But I don’t really mind that. I’m like wearing baju kurung almost every day now because it’s the month of Ramadhan (padahal dah gemuk)

I have a problem. I don’t know how (and refuse) to doll myself up with cosmetics. Or simply put – I tak pandai make-up.

I have a complete skincare regime and ritual that I follow – facial wash, scrub, toner, serum, moisturizer, eye cream, pimples cream, sunscreen, night cream… you name it.

But for make-ups… On daily basis – no, even for some special date or dinner or special events – after all my skincare ritual of toner-eyecream-moisturizer-sunscreen (morning), I’ll simply apply baby powder on my face (gila kampung!). Because I heard before that compact powders aren’t good for the skin – they get stuck in your pores. I heard/read la. But sometimes I apply la jugak after a thin layer of baby powder. Especially under my eyes as I always get those panda eyes.

Then I apply blushers on my cheek. Sebab my mum always said muka I pucat. And a layer of natural-orangery colored lipstick. And I’m done!

If ada banyak time baru I apply sikit brown (and only brown! Never black!) eyeliner on my upper eyelids, and lip gloss to my pucks.

My personal definition of make-up is to hinder our imperfections (bad eye day, pimple marks, awfull zits) and improve your facial look. It’s never hey-look-at-me-I’m-wearing-makeup!

A couple of my friends have always asked me if they could doll me up – and I’d always refuse. Because I know I’d wipe it off as soon as they’re done. I just can’t accept it. It just looks so fake and not me. No offence to anyone, really. This is just my personal reaction. But, I did give in – twice, to my friends’ requests (or rather like being forced). The process of make-up-ing me is such a hassle (haha) because I will complain and refuse and kejap kejap calit and sapu away the foundation, eyeshadow, lipstick, etc sebab I rasa its toooo obvious and lain and I malu nak striking2. Effa & Darnih endured this moments haha.

I can’t accept black eyeliner – it’s like too dramatic.
I can’t accept eye shadows – it’s just too fake-looking.
I can’t accept red lipstick – it’s too red. Or probably it just doesn’t suit me.
And I don’t know how to wear mascara.

Don’t get me wrong. I’m not against the ladies (or even guys/gays nowadays) who wear make-ups. Many appear wayyy beautiful and pleasant, and it’s a source of confidence. At times I envy them as well. And rasa diri ini sungguh kampung. I probably need a mindset change.

I tried before. “Nak rajin make-up lah. Gi kerja make-up.” And bought myself a set of make-up stuffs. But alls end dekat dustbin sebab dah expired kot.

Nak la sekali sekala make-up jugak sikit2 kot. For special occasions kan at least.

Anyone can help?

macam ni je, cukup la!

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Salam Ramadhan al-Mubarak

Uumm sedap nye cendol ni.. Dah la kau tak pegi terawih kan. Layan lagi cendol sambil tengok Glee yang dah habis pun season 1.

Heeey lama tak blogging! Kalau blog ni boleh tumbuh kulat, dah jadi cendawan busuk pun kot.

Arakian ini, rasanya belum terlambat untuk saya mengucapkan Selamat Berpuasa. Selamat Menyambut Ramadhan al-Mubarak (dah tersambut dah pun). Selamat ber amal ibadah. Dan selamat menahan segala nafsu yang tak patut untuk sebulan ini (yang dah tinggal 19 hari lagi).

Alhamdulillah masih full puasa saya. Belum kena tembak lagi. Tapi sangat kuat makan lah. Tamak tak tipu. Especially bila pergi bazaar.

Tapi bazaar pun banyak yang frustrating lah the food. 1st pergi yang dekat LRT Terminal Putra tu. Aiyok fail la ayam percik and sayur kampung dia. Booo! Blacklist!

Then aritu nampak dekat Danau Kota, macam meriah bagai. Sawan jugak time pergi bazaar tu. 1st time nampak Murtabak Singapore (oh Im a fan of murtabak btw). Macam menarik. Sekali makan. Fail! Hampeh! Dah la kau RM5! Ptuih! Pastu nampak orang jual kuih akok kelantan tu. Macam hebat. Sebab macam banyak je production die. Abang tu pun semangat betul terpekik2. Tapi sekali makan. Fail! Oh kuciwa betul..

Then pergi jugak Kg Baru punya bazaar. Menarik menarik. Macam macam. And promisingly loveable by my tastebuds. Discovered one stall selling apam balik. Biasenye I tak pandang apam balik ni sebab dia cam tebal and muak makan. But this one pakcik punya menu special.. ada durian beb.. (I think I'm a Durian enthusiast). Real isi durian mixed with susu manis, spread over the apam tebal2 pergh... terbaik lah! I went over the apam stall twice dah heee! And the other delicacies are yummy as well. None failed me so far. Eh wait! One roti jala stall nearby the pakcik apam. Yang brother tu paling bising terpekik2 buat aku hairan tak kering ke tekak bro tuh. I ngidam la roti jala. Tapi this one totally Fail lah! Booo!

Lagi kisah buka puasa ku. Ada satu hari tu pergi buka puasa dengan jeng jeng jeng dekat satu restaurant ni. First time for me there. Jogoya @ Starhill Gallery. Its a Japanese restaurant. For this month of Ramadhan, they have buka puasa buffet @ RM78 ke RM88 tah. Ke kira macam dinner buffet kot. But I tell you. Its SUPER worth it! They have all kinds of Japanese food spread, from the fresh raw seafoods, teppanyakis, ramens, sushis, and whatever crap. & they're good! Suka you can get coconut drinks fresh from the coconut itself unlimited. The dessert if OMFG marvellous. They have in-house Haagen-Dasz booth with 12 choices of flavors, as well as New Zealand's apetahtu icecream. The cakes & dessert are just supa! The service is top class as well. Refills are quick, and they have a system where u have a clip that has your table number on it, drop it over the counter in the bowl you fancy the menu, and they'll send it over to your table, hot & fresh! 5/5 rating! Penat batak dalam tuh.

And.. cukup lah saya menceceh pasal makan. Saya baik. Tak post gambar makanan time bulan puasa. Nanti ada perut orang keriuk keriuk hehe.

Selamat puasa 19 hari lagi! Jangan curi curi minum air paip time mandi!
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