Thursday, July 9, 2015

FRIM-Sekinchan-KL trip (part one)

Our trip started on the 27th-30th July , it was the 2nd time i went on vacation with Dan, this time with his coursemates :D
Seeing that they are all environmentalist, our trip is surrounded with nature which is something extraordinary from what i normally will go. It was an experience worth gaining!


credits to Meithung for this pic (always like the minimalist touch on her instagram feed XP )

Me and Dan took the flight from Alor Star to KLIA in the early wee morning
Wore this comfy outfit there, my lazy pants is actually my mum's ! Haha 

THE IRRESPONSIBLE VAN COMPANY
and then we waited for the IRRESPONSIBLE van driver to reach KLIA2
i wish i can disclosed this company name out, their service damn bullshit~
we told him to meet us at 10am and you know how long did we waited there? 1 hr and 30 mins. 
How do you actually do business when you are late for 1 hr and 30mins plus!?
and the best thing is he kept LYING

"2 mins i be there!"
"I'm just around the corner!"
"i U-Turn i reach ady!"

all those crap, and didn't even apologize when he meet us. 
best thing is he took two times of our deposit , wtf!? we just realized that after we drove off =.=  (We manage to claim back half of the deposit but poor Bok's coursemate didnt get hers until now , grrr )
and after sending the van back at the end of the day

that STUPID guy acted like the van has scratches and all that (i already expect he would do that, but then my fault, i didnt video tape or shoot all the van's corner at the beginning to avoid all this stupid accusation he would throw to us later)
i rolled my eyes ~
it's a good thing we didn't ask for discounts for his "punctuality" 
15 of us in the van and all of us knew there was no mishaps while driving the van
This guy is clearly trying to find fault at us, but he didn't count with us because obviously if he dare, there will be 13 angry girls bitching back at him

okay enough of all this misery ~ haha if you guys wish to know which company or scare in the future you will meet this company, do ask me personally through private mediums like FB or email . haha

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FRIM


I just realized FRIM was the place my aunt showed me and Dan the other day about a leisure place where people go to exercise or even picnic ! haha
too bad the canopy walk was under maintenance that day 
we had a really great time on the bikes ~
do watch out for the hills because cycling can be such a bore on that hahahah
but there was this one long stretch of slope where i practically slide down with the bike like a boss
damn, that feel and taste of freedom when the wind hit my face~ hahaha


Bicycle rental ranges from Rm8-Rm10
Last cycling hour : 7pm 



thanks Ying Juin for the pic :DD

another attraction is the waterfall~ (Dan's favorite)
but because i was taught since small never to go into a waterfall and heard many scary stories like you may get disease from Rats' urine through the water that seep into your wounds or cuts of your body (urgh~)
so i didn't do much there, obviously i wish i can adjust my mindset abit but  i just managed to touch the water with my bare hands~ haha
everyone was dipping their feets into the water and playing around :D

We proceed to Sekinchan in another 1 hr 30 mins journey there
total hour spent from KLIA to KL Sentral to Kepong and to Sekinchan was around 4 hrs
wooo our butts~

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IVY HOMESTAY, SEKINCHAN

We may not make the right choice for the transport but we did the RIGHT choice for the homestay!
THIS IS WORTH THE MONEY!
plus it's really very near to Sekinchan town area (it's already IN the town area =.= lol)

Following pictures does not own by me but www.sekinchan.org



The outside of our homestay, look small but cosy :D
our 15 seater van can even fit inside! haha



the living room :D the sofa can incline forming a bed for two people to sleep :D



The girls are like snatching to sleep in this room! haha it's so cosy!! seriously very cosy and the dim light at night is more romantic than some candlelight dinner at some exp restaurants. 





the cosy kitchen :D
it does feel like home here ;)


the toilet,
there are two toilets in this house, i admit it is abit small 


the master bedroom 
five of us sleep in here haha


The dining area~

third bedroom , not many people can fit into this :3 i think max only 4 people


Outside (:

This is IVY Homestay 
and the uncle was VERRRRY PUNCTUAL to meet us to give us the key~
https://www.facebook.com/ivyhomestay/photos_stream

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SEKINCHAN (PADDY GALLERY)


We went to this Paddy Gallery . At first i thought it will be another paddy musuem just like in Alor Star, but this was not! haha they even make us sit through a talk on how the paddy is harvested every year. 
Plus it's also commercialized, as soon as the talk is over people just rush down and go buy their own manufactured rice and some other rice products like soap and crackers. 
but they do have some little exhibition before you actually head over to spent your money 



Cute !! snapseed makes wonder! i like this pic very much hehe


credits to Khe Sin for all the pics, 




Entrance Fee for this gallery is rm5 each (they will give you a free mini rice bag)

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SEKINCHAN (AH MA HOUSE)

I wish i had more photos on this but apparently, there's nothing much to see here? haha it's highly commercialized here =.=
taking photos with antique cars required a fee around rm8 
although there is one particular sweet shop that attracted me because they sold childhood sweets that cannot be found outside anymore. 
one of us bought a bubble blower thingy (the gum thingy?) 

Outside was scorching hot! haha and they have hay there too . 

and ahma house had a very nice ootd wall too haha 

This place is just on the way to Paddy Gallery so yes, you might as well just drop by and see what you can do over here although i find it quite similar to the place back at my grandma place around Kaki Bukit, Perlis. 

(part two will be up soon)
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Thursday, July 2, 2015

Unboxing Muffin Beauty Box review

 Muffin.my is the largest beauty review website in Malaysia and will be launched this June. I always find this website genre quite interesting because it helps people to know the product that they want to buy better. Like if i want to buy a nice worthy concealer and didn't know which brand would be nicer, i can just go on muffin.my and checked out the reviews and all the product range offered. 

I got the beauty box in just 3 working days! I always love receiving beauty boxes because all the surprise you can get when unboxing it. 


 A little "love" note from Muffin.my
Still deciding which to review on :D

 looking through the box. i spot two full size product and the rest are masks, sample sheets, and mini size products. 
 In fact it is quite alot of brand in this one box and i'm pretty excited to try everything. 

 First up is Purevivi cleansing lotion which is good in removing make up, 
i had been searching one of this thing very very long ago, because all i see was "removes eye and lips make up", it's quite hard to search for those cleansing lotions that can remove your entire face. 
i'm going to review on this shortly~

 a handlot of sample sheets and masks (:
consist of : 
1. Albatross Powder Sun
2. Clinelle EE cream (i didn't know of such thing until now haha)
3. Albatross CC cream

 Next is two silkygirl product
1. lip balm 
2. Blusher 
and i got this too! which i find it quite amusing yet impress that muffin.my can read me well because i can't eat chocolate and they gave me Strawberry instead haha. 
anyway, i don't think this can show any result just by eating two of this bar anyway~ (muffin.my is an unbiased review website)

For more review
do stay tune (:


Website: http://www.muffin.my/



Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Sheinside low scoop maxi dress review


Hello! it's been a long time since i review on any fashion website , and  yes i am writing this post during my finale exam haha
but guess what? seeing that i'm here studying in a school where i can't wear anything above the knee and everything must have sleeve, i decided to pick one of Sheinside's Maxi dress that comes together with a belt
yes, the dress has a belt holder too so you don't have to worry it slipping down halfway when you started walking

decided to pair with my favorite pair of boots :D
by the  way even though Sheinside is located oversea (yes and you may think it's a pain to wait for something so long for it to deliver to you) but no way!
i got this dress within 2 weeks and i am very please at their express shipping system
i think it takes only 5-15 days for it to shipped to your house
and guess what? 
Standard shipping fee is FREEEEE
:D

by the way the dress is quite long for me , but nevermind i just have to blame myself for being too short okay? but if you pair it with a higher heel shoes, it'll be just like your ordinary maxi dress
This dress is quite fit in shape (like if you have an hourglass figure, this dress can show off your curves)

and i try to show off my "hourglass" figure haha
but i really like the waist there where the cinch of the belt really emphasize your waistline 
if you're a bit plumper this is good because a higher waist line with a cinch of belt make you look slimmer


and this is how the model looks like in Sheinside
i can tell this dress is abit loose on her but it fits me like it was meant for me (well despite the length that is still too long for me, but i'm going to the tailor to alter it and it'll be the perfect uni outfit )

get this maxi dress here :D


and thank you Sheinside :www.sheinside.com
for the wonderful dress

xoxo
ANN


Friday, June 5, 2015

Rephrasing Semiotics in my own words

When you have no notes, (forgot to bring back my notes from uni, oh damn!)
no slides, 
no books
nothing, but google to help you in learning visual communication, (this course is quite subjective)
so i sought for the help of my blog, to help me rephrase anything i understand into this tiny little blog of mine. 

i am sure there will be a lot of flaws in it, but do correct me if there's anything wrong in whatever i am going to elaborate out in the next part

okay, 
here goes
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True, there are semiotics everywhere, hidden in messages that are express in visuals and graphics. We often watch advertisement without ever thinking deeply what are their semiotics behind all these. 
Semiotics happened, because all the messages that are trying to express out are done by humans, therefore they have selective meanings.

Semiotics is the idea that signs reference real things, an image has denotations, what you are actually seeing in the image and connotations, what the image actually makes you think.

period. 
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A sign

is a combination of a
concept and a sound-image, a combination that cannot be separated.

There are two fundamentals in signs, which is Signifier and Signified. 
I often get confuse at that -er and -ied even tho reading through it had stirred  me clear what is the difference between these two. 
so i decided to draw a plan out well
The word Signified are Past tense, therefore it comes after signifier.  
so what comes before are our brain, we often look at the physical or outerlook of something first, before we actually start thinking in connotation. 

For example: 
The word "DOG" has a connotation meaning of an animal running around going "woof" 
the word "dog" is denotative. 

Let's derive these following controversy advertisement done by United Colors of Benetton. 
i think their tactics are called "shock advertising" , something that are done to make people remember them for being outstanding than the rest. 
Even though i am sure Benetton is a commercial company who ought to advertise things commercially, but they did it non-commercially but in another way still helping them "commercially"
i think it's confusing you but i shall dig in deeper later.






now why would a clothing company be advertising things like this to appeal people to buy their products?
what are the semiotics here eh?

of course they still have their trademarks there, 
but have if you actually dig in deeper. okay, we see three people with different skin color, an army clothes being drench in blood, and a few leaders of the same gender kissing each other (that causes quite an uproar)
all denotation
but what's the signified thing in here?

With two leaders (opposing each other in real life) smooching each other,in connotation meanings, which is
It is a uniting image, uniting two opposing sides in an act that both sides would find difficult to digest. 
People buy Benetton to make themselves feel better, in another words, they are supporting their controversial advertisement, and of course by thinking this is a "worthy" campaign after all. 

Done?
okay, semiotics chapter
Close

maybe i didn't dig in deeper, but i think words can't elaborate much anymre when my brain cells are deteriorating. 



Monday, May 18, 2015

Me in a loop hole



i always had a picture no matter how nonsensical the body of my post is~


Give me a break 
i just realized it's already the third week of May and i didn't update my blog
where did my passion for blogging go?
=.=
i hate it when i see how empty it is, whereas outside the life of my blog i had soooo many interesting things that happen in uni!
WHERE IS THE MOMENTUM TO WRITE MY BLOG AGAIN SEEING THAT I CLAIMED TO BE AN ASPIRING BLOGGER

now, 
just throw the "blogger" into the trash can now orite?
each time i want to write something here
there's always a sub-conscious thoughts telling me with that amount of time i can go do my assignment, study or just go to sleep please~

if sleeping is a type of GOLD, no wonder  i am poor

yea whatever, i have loads of thing due next week(final week of uni and yet everything is due next week)
but i can proudly labeled myself as a holy mother of multitasker =.=
i probably had at least four different items to sprawled on my table and i make sure i do all of them before i go to sleep
another holy mother of fast do-er 


people may look at me thinking that i had ample time of my life
seeing that i don't join any CSD (points) activities because i don't want to just DO things i have no interest in,
and yea , with that kind of mentality i have to start looking for room outside campus because i most probably (with a probability of 99.9%) will NOT get any room to stay inside campus. 
*clap*

i wish i can update all that is happening in my life , but i guess, all these can wait till July when i finish my final exam. 
it will be a whole load of long interesting things that happen to my 2nd semester in uni. 
probably one of the best thing that ever happen will be 2nd semester compare to the previous one where i probably ain't no giving two hoots on any activities and just confined in my room reading 9gag. 

i need to get a life
and so i go chase one

July 12th
my life begins~
may everything be smooth sailing



to -do list
another phobia list for my coursemates and reminder to me


  1. create a 4 page newspaper 
  2. write a news release based on a god damn fruit : mango =.=
  3. write a storyboard for that mango
  4. create a brochure based on that mango again 
  5. Study for WUS this thursday (alalala, people will just flick their hair and shrug off this one)
  6. study for listening test : japanese 
  7. memorize presentation for japanese
  8. SHE presentation 
  9. SHE magazine @.@ 
  10. Submission of 10-15 pages of music essay (thank god i started this early and had finished it )
  11. next week monday: exam for writing in english media at IK
10 things to do 
8 for my coursemates

xoxo
Ann









Saturday, April 18, 2015

fashion inspiration 2015

the sudden midnight post
when you are dying to dress up 
but there is nowhere to dress up
so i indulge myself by eating visuals of this~

COACHELLA

ever since i attended my very first music festival, i realize people DRESSED like this

and now COACHELLA is such a hot buzzy thing these days, i fallen in love with the combination of everything!
Elements: Florals+fringes+Tribal prints+Soft fabric+fashion blogger hat


Credits: lookbook.nu

Vanessa Hudgens , i must say she is really the queen of dressing up this genre

Minimalist
probably a very drastic change from festival's outfit to minimalist outfit
snapping pictures with a better effect is where the background is white. 
elements: black and white

Credits; Tinsel Rack (online shop in Singapore)

lookbook.nu

Japanese in local uni

obviously , studying in a local uni had limit the choices of clothes i have to wear. i ended up looking like i'm wearing my pajamas to school
and each time i walked to the school of language in my uni, i was always attracted to the style the Japanese or Koreans are wearing
Seriously! how can they pull this off so easily, so effortlessly and look so pretty!?!
i tried to picture any malaysian wearing their clothes, but then it didnt really work out but i seriously LOVE the way they dress. 
Elements: skirts, alot of skirts, socks on every shoes, soft fabric


did i mention i have the same bag as her? hahaha
can't find other pictures because there is none in google
but there are alot in my school T_T
i wish i can really follow them but i have no guts 

wishlist piece

every girl's dream to have a clothes wishlist
so that one day when she goes shopping
she knows she needs it
these are mine
others may subject to disliking it or think it's out of trend
~


Ripped boyfriend jeans
Ripped + Boyfriend = awesome combination (:
why? because skinny jeans are too mainstream
i like the boyish look 

Boy shorts (tinsel rack)
heck! nobody ever had this kind of shorts except if you specially manufacture it like Tinsel Rack does. 
My sister just bought hers and i am EXTREMELY awed that it really turn out great for a shortie like her. 


i forgot what this hat is called, but i call it the fashion blogger hat
because if you think your outfit is dull
just put this on
all the ootd pictures will boom!
i just ordered mine from Dresslink, 
wishing it will arrive soon! because i can't wait anymore (:

Everyone needs a pair of boots
thankfully, i had fulfilled this wish and got myself one and even supplied it as one of my shop's item
Fash Grace has it!
come pre-ordered it (:

Boyfriend white shirt (:
i need this
badly ~~
hey, why do people always scare it is too big ?
loose creates the sexiness

overalls (: or dungarees? lol, can't differentiate, btw i think it's time to get myself one of these even though it may look abit childish for my age wahaha

lastly, plait shirt (: 
preferably made out of soft fabric than the hard one, i don't mind if it's sheer or what, there's always a white singlet inside (:

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so what's your checklist?

xoxo
Ann