Wednesday, November 26, 2008

The New Medi Bac Travel Kit

I must say, I have an affinity for natural/organic based product. The reason? Because in today’s world we are always, and I do mean always surrounded by pollution both internally with what we consume and externally in what we breathe due to pollution in the air and sun.

For this reason, I chose Dermalogica's Medi Bac kit. This Medi Bac kit is actually the new and improved formula of the original acne kit. It’s reasonably priced, here in Hobart it’s available for only $65 for the whole kit and it has essentially everything you need for short term or just to test the product out before buying the normal to jumbo sized bottles.

Now this kit contains a Clearing Skin Wash that is 1.7 Fl Oz/50ml. Now I have to say for those who do not like the herbs smell please think twice. Though its scent is not strong, to those who are terribly particular please give some thought about whether you are able to tolerate the smell before buying the normal sized bottle. As I have a combination skin type, I say that the its both effective at the oily areas of the skin as well as gentle on the dry areas as it does not overdry the skin. This product is known to wash away excess surface oil on the skin and helps clear congested follicles as wells as calm inflammation. All you need is one pump.

The second product in this kit is the Clearing Mattifier that is 0.5 FL Oz/15ml. This product is matte it nature. All you need for the whole face is less than a pea size drop. What is does it helps to control the shine of the face as well as smooths out the skin texture. It also diminishes certain fine lines (it’s not a miracle worker) and clear congestion.

The third product is the Oil Control Lotion (SAMPLE). However it’s only a sample. This lotion is lovely and light oil-free moisturiser. It hydrates the skin, helps reduce shine and provides a certain matte finish. *NOTE: the matte finish of the Clearing Mattifier is the best for the matte effect.

The fourth product is my favourite. It’s the Overnight Clearing Gel that is 0.5 FL Oz/15ml. Put just a little bit on the pimple whether it’s just emerging or have broken out and inflamed. It’s used after cleansing your face but before the moisturiser. Wait for it to dry out first before applying the moisturiser. This product helps to subside or dry the pimple without drying the area around it. This product generally helps to take off pore clogging cells as well as aid skin clearing. However as its name indicates it’s only to be used at night.

The day treatment is the fifth product which is the Concealing Spot Treatment that is 0.1 FL Oz/3ml. This is a naturally tinted product that contains sulphur. I cannot give a personal view on this as I am allergic to sulphur. However to get around this problem I used the Overnight Clearing Gel in the day as well. What is does is dry out the pimple during the day under your make-up.

The last product in this kit is the Sebum Clearing Masque that is 0.75 FL Oz/22ml. This is only used after cleansing. What it is is a cooling type mask that absorbs excess surface oil as well as purifies the skin. It can be used over the entire face and throat or just in the T-zone area. However your must avoid the eye area.

The entire product except the mask must be used daily. I love this kit and would strongly recommend it to my friends who have similar problems. The price and size of this kit is great for people who would like to travel or tryout a new product. However I would say that the only thing missing from this kit is the toner.

Overall this product is a 5/5.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

The grey week gone by

Ok, here's the deal... after a smashing long and boring last week (with the exception to an extremly hot fishing day) my week was so... so... boring.

Even though i had fun at a friends birthday party on that wednesday... it was still completely dull! gray! and lifeless!

You'd think a girl will go crazy and wild after an exam wouldn't you. Sigh... so i thought to myself you really must find something to do. So what i did was...

I took a writing course! You'd i'd come up with something better. So anyway its a romance writing course... hopefully i'd be better able to progress with my book. I'm currently stuck at the part where they got together but not...

See! Does this even makes sense to you? Yeah well... its coming now. Hopefully the conversation get better too.

Oh yeah, I invited the birthday boy as well as my close friends here Jerine and Marcus. OH, and the two guys i've been hanging outwith Calvin and Arvid. I made char kwey teow! And man was it a success! a little bit spicy for the last place but a success nonetheless. I also made bubur kacang hijau or mung bean porridge! It was perfect! and made a none eater a tryer at least.

So... that was last week. Hopefully this week will be better.

Friday, November 7, 2008

To eat or not to eat? To eat of course!


I have been obsessed with good food lately and am clueless as to the reason why.

But then, my exams are over (woohoo) to that. I guess since i have time now i should be cooking. Ummm... all the sinfully delicious, luscious and mouthwatering foods.

So what would be good to sink you teeth into? A gooie, smooth decadent chocolate cake? An apple crumble that is sweet, sour but a bit of crunch? or a naturally sweet and wonderfully smelling orange cake that reminds you of home?

All these choices and so little time.... oh dear me...

Count Dracula ( but i prefer to call it Count Dra-ku-la)

Sigh, so here's the thing i was over at a friends house yesterday to watch count dracula and use the internet. But what happened was, a movie marathon of Adam Sandler movie. Man do i miss those, there were the older ones of Mr.Deed and Anger Management. With the Count Dracula classic in between.

Mr.Deed went well enough but as i had already watch it before and have a good memory of movies, i practically remembered everything. As such i had to dish out spoilers to the impatient movie goers as well as to keep my self from getting bored.

Then there was Count Dracula, now this was a fine movie in 1992, but at this day and age i find myself critiquing from the beginning to the end. There was this scene in it where Lucy was bitten by Dracula in the middle of this beautiful bed. But for the life of me i couldn't understand why the blood was splashing from the bottom of the left and right hand side of the bed like a gyser.

Well that was among the few sarcastic comments that i made that night.

Then we watched 'Anger Management'. However this made me even more bored... i was drowsy and started to get comfortable. And what do you know pretty soon i was asleep. and that was the end except i had to sleep on the floor and it was bloody freezing cold.

Friday, October 3, 2008

as yet unintitled

Ok, Here's a thought, I'm pretty bored today so i though I'd start a new story.


"Ok, so here's the thing. why are we sitting here together on a Friday night instead of going on a hot date."

"Well... we're too picky"

"Maybe you are but I'm not. Hell I'll take anyone so long as I feel lust. But the thing is I don't and the ones that I do feel even the stirings of lust for is taken and I draw the line at poaching. Maybe I should start seeing a psychiatrist."

Snorting, Ellie replied, "Hah, he's probably tell you you're respressed or something."

"What about you Win, you're cute and bubbly and all ways happy. Why are you still single?"

"Hell if i know. All the man treat me as one of the guys! One of the guys of all things."

"Yeah, we should really try to get you out of that label."

"Yeah, yeah I know. Ellie has it all and yet she won't settle. You really have to get over that two timing, sly bastard you kmow. It isn't worth it wasting all the good guys because of what the asshole did. You're worth must more than that and you can plainly see by the number of guys that are after you."

"Are you sure that after me for me and not for how the way I look. Because I seriously beg to differ."

Shaking her head, Mitch said, "I will never understand men and they say women are complicated"

Fiction Gods and Granting Wishes

Ok, so here's the thing.

I've watch a couple of movies, read a couple of books and i keep bumping into one thing when it comes to gods in it.

The are all sly people and are in capable of granting a wish stright out, where in any circumstances anyone would have known what the wisher meant.

Take for an instance, "I wish to be beautiful."

Now you and I both know this person simply wants to be better looking or more pretty. However in the case of a spiteful god, its most probably going to be so pretty they are going to attract stalkers or something like beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Wouldn't you just think?

You'd think they'd give you a break, since you gotta be desprate enough to be able to have the just to ask them for a wish in the first place and i guess there's pretty must the caution of "be careful of what you wish for".

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Apple Crumble

Apple Crumble for Beginners

  • About 8 Medium Sized Apples - it can be any type of apple you like (plus medium is roughly the double the size of an extra large egg)
  • 4 Tablespoons FINE Brown Sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon Water
  • A pinch of Cinnamon (now for those that don't know what a pinch is - it means take your thumb and forefinger and pinch the cinnamon POWDER)
  • oh and for those that love vanilla I'd recommended a pinch of that as well is you have vanillin or vanilla powder. **Note: do not use vanilla essence


  • 1 cup of flour (plain flour would do. Please do not use superfine/fine/cookie/etc floor. Normal Plain flour from the supermarket will do)
  • 1 cup FINE brown sugar
  • 100g Butter (not frozen nor melted please. It has to be sort of solid but reasonably soft enough to pinch)

Now to make crumble, is basically simple. Put the flour and sugar in a bowl and mix it with your hands so that it evens out and is well mixed before you put in the butter. Put in the butter in the middle of the flour and cinnamon mixture. Now so that the butter won't stick to your fingers i would recommend that you take some of that mixture and put it on the butter. Then only start rubbing in the butter. (Okay for those that have don't know what rubbing in the butter means. It literally means taking the flour mixture and rubbing it on the butter so that it becomes this crumbly sort of chunks. Then take those chunks and rub it someone in the mixture so that it becomes fine.

Beginners: the thing to note is that with less butter you can still eat the apple crumble at the end. However too much butter will make it all mushy and basically inedible and unappetising.

And thats your crumble part of the dish.

  • to be con't

Okay, here's the apple bit.

1. Peel the apple's skin/remove it

2. Core the apple. This means you take out the middle part of the apple that contains the seeds.

3. Cut the apple into 8 pieces, from where the apple stub is.

4. Put the apple, cinnamon, brown sugar, vanillin and water into a pot. Turn the heat on medium and start stirring the contents of the pot so that the sugar doesn't burn.

5. As soons as the brown sugar dissolve turn off the heat.

6. Put the mixture of apple into a 9 inch pan and pour the crumble that you made earlier on top.

7. Now put the pan into the oven and turn the heat on 150 degree celcius for 40 minutes or until the crumble browns out.

***You are now ready to eat it.

This recipe taste really good when eaten with whipped cream and vanilla ice-cream on the side.


PS. If you tried this recipe and it failed. Please come back and post a comment. I'll try to find out what went wrong. Also please tell me if its good.


i knew i loved you

i knew i loves you,
before i met you,
i've always met you in my dreams,
i knew you love you,
before i've seen you,
because of the whispers in my dreams,

you set my heart beat flyin,
you filled my heart with joy,
you made my every dream come true,
you gave the joy of life,

i knew i loved you,
before i met you,
i thought i dreamed you into life,
i knew loved you,
before i've seen you,
because you've always been in my life