Wednesday, 29 January 2014

I'm on Dayre!

As the title suggests, 
I'm finally on Dayre now!!
http://dayre.me/kcasse1226


Got a new phone and absolutely loving it and there comes the mood to install Dayre. Well, new phone, new start, new me! (hopefully)

Been following Dayre updates from famous bloggers for a while but I didn't want to sign up for an account. Partly because I don't really have the time to update that frequent (also my life is boring) and followers who would like to read about my daily life?

But soon I realised, installing the app to read the updates is much more convenient compared to you open it using internet browser! So all these while I was being a stupid to open it using browser. =___=

Just a quick update this time as I believe many of us are preparing for the festive season, Chinese New Year! For me it has been a busy start-of-the-year, new semester started, helped my mum baking cookies, house cleaning and reunions!

Bad things please go away and refresh my mood with loads of positivity! That's what I promised myself (in the earlier post) or else I'm afraid I would get depression. hmmm

Thank you for reading and

Happy Chinese New Year!!!
Huat ahhhhh
Enjoy spending time with your family and friends! :)

Saturday, 25 January 2014

BookUp - Get Cheap Books Online!

Another new semester has started and time to get prepared for all the challenges!! Getting my heart ready to study is a must, but what about reference books that we need for classes? Books are expensive and the cruel fact is, we usually need them only for a semester.

Here is an option to get rid of all the bulky books in your rack and get your affordable books at the same time!




With BookUp, say NO to expensive books! BookUp aims to provide a platform for book lovers or students (just like YOU and me) to get books that we need and help us to save our hard earned $$$. 

In this platform, you can sell your pre-loved books with just 3 simple steps;

  1. Submit your books.
  2. Ship for free.
  3. Get paid!

By selling and buying books this way, it is a win-win situation for everyone. The buyer gets it at a cheaper rate and the seller gets to clear off their unwanted books and make some extra cash. Also, imagine the impact of recycling on environment. There are an average of 0.9 million students in Malaysia and just imagine how paper are wasted if things keeps on going like this.

Came across this little story and I find it truly inspires;

Meng has an apple. 
Billie has an orange. 
They exchanged their fruits.
Now, Meng has an orange and Billie has an apple.

Meng has a book.
Billie has a book.
They exchanged their books.
Now, both Meng and Billie has gained the knowledge for two books!

It's never too late to be a part of this. 
It's really easy:

bid farewell to old books; 
get your books at an affordable price; 
help the Mother Earth on recycling; 
share the knowledge!!

Here's a 70 Second Video On the Startup - HANDDRAWN!



To get started, visit www.bookup.my or Facebook page: BookUp.


Thank you for reading! x

Tuesday, 14 January 2014

Deep Cleansing with Olay Regenerist Advanced Cleansing System Specialty Cleanser

Hello, finally a review article is up! I had been searching for a cleansing device that can help improve my skin condition and here it is;


Olay Regenerist Advanced Cleansing System Specialty Cleanser!

Decided to get one after much considerations. I seldom wear a full make up (adding in foundation & concealer) because it always cause me breakout the next day. Given that I wasn't lazy to remove it with make up remover and facial cleanser, but still this problem haunts me till I'm finally taking action now to solve it. ✓✓✓

There are many kind of similar devices in the market and honestly, it isn't cheap to get one. Things like this make me hesitate for a while as hey, everyone would want to spend a amount of $$$ with the guarantee of getting something worth right?

Thanks to the reviews online and get to know that Watsons Malaysia is selling this! I prefer to get something offline if it costs a lot. :< Although it is not the famous Clarisonic Mia 2 (fyi which you can get it in Sephora store), the feedbacks are not bad too about what it can do! The promotional price in Watsons is quite affordable and I decided to get this there, and with the points accumulated in my Watsons member card, it became even cheaper! It costs me around RM90.



As stated on the packaging, you will get a facial cleansing device, replacable brush head, Olay Skin Renewal Cleanser and 2 AA batteries. I would have to say that I didn't expect batteries will be provided when I buy this gadget. In this case, I can straight away start using it without buying batteries when I got home!


To complete the anti-aging regimen, a sample of Skin Renewal Cleanser (20ml) is included in the package as well. However, I didn't use this for my daily cleansing routine and the procedure still works fine. Overall, I just want to know how effective is this device deep cleanses my face compared to manual cleansing!

In the beginning I was worried that using this twice a day (frequency of washing my face) will be too harsh so I decided to use this once daily as a change. And to my surprise you can really feel it after you use it once! I'm not exaggerating but you can see/feel yourself that your face is cleaner compared to manual cleansing!! The massage on our face using bare hand can't beat with the brush! The brush is very soft and gentle which is suitable for daily use without worrying that it might over ex-foliate.



Sorry that my camera couldn't focus on the brush details! So I took some other photos that you can see it from certain angles.



I'm using this for 2 weeks plus till now and I'm satisfied with what it can do. Skin feels supple and I believe after deep cleansing, those nutrients that I'm going to feed my skin will be absorbed better!

Strongly recommended this if you are facing the same problem as mine or want to have a better improvement on your skin! And I'm definitely a #happykid now because to improve skin condition is what I always want to do. Starting the day with a great skin helps me to maintain a good mood too. ❤

Thanks for reading and feel free to leave a comment! I would love to know what's in your mind too! 


*All photos in this entry were taken with Panasonic Lumix GF3.

Friday, 10 January 2014

J-drama: Summer Nude

It's back to the time when I have good mood to watch Japanese drama again! I don't usually follow J-drama updates (not too much on K-drama now too), but I love the setting/atmosphere in J-drama so sometimes I will search in the net for some that are worthwhile to watch. 

A Japanese actor that I has always adore since I first started watching J-drama: Yamapi!!!
And not a surprise at all, I googled to look for his new production and ta-da! Summer Nude that was just finished airing on September 2013!

Sometimes I'm in dilemma where at a point I don't really like to wait for new episodes every-single-week. But nor do I want to be outdated with the series. #facepalm

For Tomohisa Yamashita, or also known as Yamapi, I was hooked on (still am) with him since "Proposal Daisakusen". This drama is a must-watch! Regardless you are a fans of his or not. The story is so touching and motivating at the same time!! This was one of his earliest production as a lead of regular series.

Finished all the dramas that he has taken part as a lead except Kurosagi. :< I don't know why but I just couldn't accept the storyline? Tried watching the first episode but the ohm to continue the drama is really not there. lol

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Back to Summer Nude!!



I admit, at the beginning I watch this purely because of Yamapi. And further down the lane... Nagasawa Masami is in it too and acted as his girlfriend. Quite a coincidence you'll see if you already watched Proposal Daisakusen!

Asahi was (is?) in a relationship with Kasumi when Kasumi left Misaki (the town) without telling him her whereabouts. It has been 3 years, Asahi never failed to greet Kasumi whenever he passed by the big billboard which it is deemed as the best photo that he has taken so far. Natsuki came to town and realised this silly thing Asahi that is doing it for 3 years. 

Finally Asahi woke up from his dream with a "huge slap" from Natsuki and intend to start a relationship with Hanae who has been admiring him for 10 years. Everything seems to be back in pace but Kasumi suddenly came back on the day of summer firework festival.

The story starts to get interesting here and it's not hard to see that people's emotions are difficult to guess.

I enjoyed watching this show, thanks to the meaningful dialogues and thoughts when they handle their relationship matters. Relationships that occurred are quite realistic as I feel connected somehow. The sea view is something to die for as well, for a city person like me I don't mind staying somewhere far away from the busy capital. And the transportation system in Japan is really convenient!

If you don't like slow-paced drama, probably this is not for you because you might find it boring at times. Or if you enjoy watching Yamapi like me, that would be good too.

Hope this summer drama can bring you a breeze out of the boring city life! :)


Official website: http://www.fujitv.co.jp/SUMMER-NUDE/index.html

Wednesday, 1 January 2014

Happy 2014!

HAPPY NEW YEARRR

I still remember how I spend the last day of year 2012 to welcome 2013 and now here we are - already stepped into year 2014!

It was a year which made me a better person (not that I'm good enough now that doesn't need any more improvement), grew up a lot, seriously thought about my future path (keep on revising it), looking into what I really want to do in my life... It is always good to stop - think - go, why a hassle of doing things so fast but feel regret afterwards?

Started this blog on July and I'm surprised how far blogging brings me! Not a big achievement that I want to brag about, but people I met, experience I gained and things that I didn't try before, gave me a totally different perspective! Going abroad to a world that is unfamiliar is indeed challenging. It will either destroy you, break you apart or make you a stronger person! It is important to be yourself and build your own path without any misleading distraction.

Friendship is still an important aspect in my life. Every year we have memorable experiences together and there is definitely more to come!! Thank you for the strong bonding! #youknowwhoyouare

Not going to write down what are my NYR, maybe I will forget the list when it comes to the end of year 2014. But the most significant/important part behind all these is that when I cautiously recall what I had done in the year, I have no regrets of it.

Oh yes, I'm readyyy. ❤

Ending this post with a hot released MV this evening at 6pm KST today.
My ultimate bias group - 동방신기 
Can't wait for their comeback and I'm so proud of their 10th anniversary debut! 
Continue counting for years to come!


Start off the year with positive mindset everyone! ✌✌✌