Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Wisdoms and Molars

Sorry for disappearing for a while.
Had a really busy and packed month last month but don't worry, new posts are coming up soon so stay tuned for that.

A few weeks ago, I went in for surgery to remove my wisdom tooth.
Well, it was more like teeth instead of tooth until I was informed I had to remove 5 molars instead of just 3 wisdom tooth. 
I was quite shocked at first but I had requested to get this surgery done under GA (General Anesthesia) so it doesn't make a difference
if I removed 3 or 5 since I'll be knocked out anyways.

Here you can see my X-ray and you can see where I've marked the red arrows.
Those are the ones that were being removed. The lower left one was the culprit of all this surgery thing! 
If only it didn't grow that way, I would have just removed it easily by the normal extraction procedure.

Admitted 1 day before surgery to get my blood test done and all and had to fast at 12am till 10am the next day. 
Brought a book and an MP3 player along to keep me distracted. Was really nervous and scared and it kept me up all night. 
Seriously , ALL NIGHT!

Day of surgery, I had a very nerve wrecking moment and what was even scarier?
Being intubated while I was awake. I had to be intubated through my nose and IT.WAS.HELL! 
It was such a slow and painful moment and I had to tell myself to take a deep breath and try to hold on and fight the pain. 
My nose and throat bled so much and the next thing I know, I passed out in a few seconds after being informed that they are gonna 
sedate me which will last for about 2 hours.

It totally felt like a 5 minute nap until I woke up to a major muscle spasm. I had spasms so bad that I heard this female dentist telling the nurse and other doctors to restrain me before I fall off the table/bed. What was rude was the dentist was nagging at me telling me to stop throwing a fit and stop struggling like a child. She thought I was doing this on purpose until I went into a panic attack. I was isolated in a different room for at least 30 minutes from what I can remember until I passed out again. Woke up to my ward with blood stains everywhere. I had blood stains on my blanket, bed sheets, arms, legs, face and even my hair. Slept for at least 2 hours before I was feeling slightly better and then I was discharged from the hospital. 
Desperate for a shower and sleep. Missed my bed so much.

Having my molars removed, I was on a liquid diet for a week and it was quite torturing. 
Constantly hungry and thirsty but not being able to chew or open my mouth and the worst part was not being able to sneeze and yawn. 

These are my molars and I'm pretty glad I had this done. 
Imagine having to go through that sh*t 5 times when I can just get this done once and for all.
No more hospitals, no more spasms and no more blood spills.

I'm just wondering, do molars have 3 or 4 legs?
Because most of my tooth that was taken out only had either 3 or 2 legs instead of 4.

Monday, March 27, 2017

Product Review : Fit Box | The Native Food Co.

I've been eyeing on The Native Food Co. on Instagram for almost a year now and seeing so many people posting pictures
about what they got in their box got me really excited. I've always love snacking but usually the snacks I snack on will leave me bloated
and sick or even worst, breakouts. 

There was this one day where I was just randomly looking through Instagram on the "Search" page and I saw a picture of a box full of snacks
and when I click on the username, it turns out that they are based in Malaysia.
*tears of joy* 

Browsed through the ENTIRE profile and took me months to consider if its worth getting it.
Finally I made a decision to try it out and I must say I have no regrets.
First thing was that the owner of The Native Food Co. was really friendly!
He was really helpful with all the details and I was pretty happy to also find out that they provide FREE SHIPPING.

These are the sizes that you get to pick for your Fit Box and I read that you can also customize the box according to what you need.
You get snacks AND they're healthy! After much consideration, I decided to go with the M size box just to try it out. Its really great that they actually show you what they provide in the box and also customizing to your needs. Imagine if you're allergic to something and when you've received your snacks and its something that you cant eat, that's gonna suck right?

This is the price list for each box size :
Small : Rm90
Medium : Rm160
Large : RM300

it is a little pricey but do bear in mind that everything healthy does not come cheap
and I'm pretty sure everyone knows that. Do remember that you get to customize your box too.
Even groceries that you buy everywhere nowadays are expensive. (Damn it GST)

(4 days later...)

I received my Fit Box!
Love how cute the box looks with the stamp on the side!


 Buff Bake Protein Cookie (Birthday Cake) , Quest Protein Chips (Cheddar & Sour Cream), The Kettle Bowl Artisan Granola
(Apple Crumble and Peanut Butter & Kopi) and Quest Bar (Chocolate Mint, Cookies & Cream and Banana Muffin).

 This is my favourite out of the entire box! Love how crunchy and tasty everything is.
It really does taste like an actual apple crumble and I also love the walnuts they have inside.
Its so good!

 Brought these to the climbing centre to snack on in case I get hungry after our climb.
Had to share this with Roy! I must say the granola packs which I received are my favourites!
The peanut butter & kopi flavoured ones were really unique! Love the coffee chips and also the roasted taste on the oats.
So crunchy and I didn't even bother to share this with Roy.

The man approves!
Roy tried the Chocolate Mint flavoured Quest Bar and he said it was good!
Wasn't really my favourite because I am not a big fan of mint at all but for those who love mint and looking for a post workout snack,
this is perfect for you.

Sorry for the bad quality for this picture.
I forgot my camera on the day I brought this to the climbing centre. This is also another one of my favourite in the box!
WHO DOESN'T LOVE CHIPS! I am a sucker for potato chips and everything potatoes!
Very light and puffy chips covered with Cheddar and Sour Cream seasoning. I just wish there was more inside.

(Photo credits to Roy)
(Images courtesy of The Native Food Co.)

For those who are interested , click here to find out more!
You can even drop The Native Food Co. a message or email for more info!

Contact no : +6 017 358 5934 (Aaron)
Email : hello@thenativefoodcompany.com

***This is not a sponsored post. Everything I reviewed about is based on my own personal opinions. Some of these products might not work for you but it did for me and so again, this is based on my personal opinion and things that works for me.***

Monday, March 20, 2017

Product Review : Ronasutra Mineral Makeup

A month ago,
I ordered a bunch of mineral makeups from Ronasutra.
I have been a loyal user of Ronasutra for years now and I really love how their products are good for sensitive skin like mine.
Their price ranges are very affordable.

Back when I first discovered Ronasutra products , 
I was feeling a little skeptical on trying out their products but reading their infos and reviews from blogs and youtubers, I decided to give it a go. 
Went on to their website and browsed around and I realized how much this brand has grown. 

This is my favourite category in the whole website.
Look at all the different shades and tones they came out with.
I'm currently using the one in the shade (04 Honey) which is sold out at the moment.

I just found out about their skincare line and I love the packaging.
I am so looking into trying out their skincare products in the future.

I even tried out their blusher before and I really love how well it blends on the skin
and how lasting it is on my cheeks. I use to own the Warm Colour (B1) blusher back then and I love it! 
The colour selections are beautiful!

I have been eyeing on their eye products for a while now.
I have never tried out mineral eye shadows before and I am so tempted to try them out soon. 
I love how they come in small little containers!

Not forgetting their makeup tools!
I've used their Kabuki brush and sponge before and love how well it picks up the product.
Their brush is designed specially for those with sensitive skin and I love how it is easy to store.
Just roll down the brush and cover it with the cover provided to keep the dust away.

So, here's what I got..

Ronasutra 2-in-1 Mineral Foundation & Powder (03 Natural Buff) and (04 Honey) (RM48) 
and Ronasutra Instant Coverage Pressed Powder Foundation (PF 04) (Rm58).

I never really tried their pressed mineral foundation before so I decided to get one and I used it with a damped sponge and I must say it was really nice! Pressed powders are best for those who have slightly oily to combination skin types as the powder with absorb all the excess sebum or oil off your face. You can even use this to touch up your makeup throughout the day. 

The best part about the powder pack is the star shaped part.
All you have to do is twist the out part of the container in order to move the tiny holes to the opening part if you get what I mean. 
You can see in the picture that there is one part that has a lot of powder in it and yes that's where you need to move the holes to. 
That's how you get the powder out.

I really love how this powder matches my skin tone. I have a very yellowish base skin tone and this works perfectly! I always find it very very hard to get the right match when it comes to pressed and loose powders. This is my 3rd purchase for this powder and I can't live without it! So for all my Asian friends out there, you know where to find your powders now and yes, you are welcome! 

For those who want to try out these products, click here!

***This is not a sponsored post. Everything I reviewed about is based on my own personal opinions. Some of these products might not work for you but it did for me and so again, this is based on my personal opinion and things that works for my face and skin.***

Monday, March 6, 2017

Product Review : Althea Korea | Malaysia

Hello March!
Here I am again on another shopping spree and also on a journey to discover new Korean brand skincare and makeup products.
I have been browsing through Althea Korea A LOT and I realized how cheap everything cost compared to prices in Malaysia which is like double the price.

The first thing I noticed was how cute the website looks!
Very user friendly website and also love how they made it easy to browse around.
What caught my attention was the FREE SHIPPING for orders above Rm99 which is really good news for me.

Being someone who lives in Sabah (East Malaysia), it always cost a bomb to get something shipped over from anywhere especially
West Malaysia and Korea. It ain't cheap yo and I usually spend a lot on shipping which is such a waste of money.

Another thing I really love about this website is the amount of brands they have on their page.
I found so many brands here that I couldn't find anywhere in Malaysia. One of my favourite brands would be Dear,Klairs.
We don't have this in Sabah but not sure about West Malaysia though. Also they are selling another favourite brand of mine which is Etude House which we have here in Malaysia but SO EXPENSIVE. So glad I got my hands on a some products for a really REALLY cheap price.

Oh not forgetting they always have sales going on everyday! Who doesn't love sales?
I kid you not, the prices are so cheap that I was close to buying all of them.
Some were even less than Rm15. Madnesss!!!

Ahem..Moving on..
I ordered my stuff and it took 7 working days for my parcel to arrive eventhough they mentioned it takes10-15 working days .
Good job Althea!

Here's how the parcel looks like..

The box is pink too!

Even the inside is pink!

Its My Eyelash Curler (Comb) (RM12), Its My Cushion Cherry Blossom Case Set (RM19), Etude House Moistfull Collagen Cream (RM83), Choosy Lip Pack (RM3.50 each),Tony Moly Panda's Dream Eye Patch (RM12) and Skin Food Peach Sake Silky Finish Powder (RM35).

Everything arrived in excellent condition. No cracks or spills or even tears.
Everything was wrapped in bubble wrap and sealed tightly.
So glad everything was fine when it arrived.

The only problem was the eyelash curler which I ordered.
I ordered the Eyelash Curler Comb which according to the website has a comb attached to it and the curler to help comb the lashes while curling them but when it arrived, the comb went missing. Emailed Althea and informed them and they were nice enough to check what happened and found out that they sent the wrong item and refunded me the money in reward points for their website. I didn't mind the reward points because I knew I would be shopping with them again and I want to say, Good Job Althea with your customer service! Definitely 5/5 stars on dealing with the problem and how fast the response was to the problem.

Etude House Moistfull Collagen Cream (RM83)

I have always wanted to try out Etude House products and I have been watching Youtube reviews from my favourite Youtuber,
Kim Dao about this product. I decided to give it a go since I have dry skin now. Previously I had combination skin but for some reason it became really dry. Tried this out for a week and I am so happy with the results. My face is definitely a lot more moisturised, less oily and I also felt like a bit of a lift to my skin.

I went for facial the following week and even my friend was surprised with the results.
I told her about it and she said to keep using it if its good for my face and so I did.
So, thank you Kim if you are reading this. You saved my face!

Skin Food Peach Sake Silky Finish Powder (RM35)

Another product that Kim was talking a lot about was this Skin Food Peach Sake Silky Finish Powder. Its actually a loose powder that comes with a puff. First thing I noticed was how soft the puff was and also the smell of the powder was really nice. I applied it over my face after applying my foundation and concealer and I love how matte it made my face look.  Its a translucent powder so no worries bout' your face turning white.

FYI, I couldn't find this ANYWHERE in Malaysia and I found it in Althea.
So, thank you Althea for selling this product. Hopefully they will restock this because they're completely sold out right now.

Its My Cushion Cherry Blossom Case Set (RM19)

Now this is something which got me really excited while I was waiting for my parcel to arrive.
Where else can you find an empty cushion case set that comes with the sponge and puff.
I'm so glad I found this on Althea and I finally get to use it for my favourite foundation and bring it with me when I travel.
They have a lot of designs to choose from and I chose the Cherry Blossom one.
Too cute! AND... its only Rm19!

Choosy Lip Pack (RM3.50 each)

As most of you know, I have VERY chapped lips.
I have a really bad habit of peeling or biting the skin on my lips until it bleeds.
I read reviews on how these sort of lip mask helps with chapped lips so I ordered 2 different flavours and I have yet to try them out yet.
Will definitely try them out real soon!

Tony Moly Panda's Dream Eye Patch (RM12)

I always love eye patch or eye mask or whatever you guys call it.
My eye bags are just horrible and usually I would just use an entire sheet mask for my face just so I could use it for my
eye area but so glad I found this eye patches. Can't wait to try them out soon too!

For those who are really interested in checking out Althea, click here!
They even have a mobile app that you can download for free.

***This is not a sponsored post. Everything I reviewed about is based on my own personal opinions. Some of these products might not work for you but it did for me and so again, this is based on my personal opinion and things that works for my face and skin.***

Monday, February 27, 2017

Food Review : Loca_KK Foodtruck, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah

A week ago, 
a group of foodies gathered in Jalan Nosoob to try out Loca KK sandwiches!
Loca KK is a local food truck business that recently started and business has been blooming for these guys! 
Everything served are made locally as well as the ingredients used for their sandwiches.

Owners of Loca KK Foodtruck : Alexander and Jonathan

All their sandwiches are made fresh on the spot. 
All ingredients are freshly picked and served fresh as well.

As for their bread, they are made fresh everyday. 
They serve Focaccia bread and I love how fragrant the bread smells and taste.
However, you are advised to eat these sandwiches as soon as they're being served.
The bread gets pretty stale once its cold so eat it while its hot!

Here are the sandwiches..
The Sabahan (RM 7.50)

Contains :
Sayur manis, tuhau, sauteed mushrooms, ikan bilis (aka anchovies), cheese and focaccia bread.

 Sayur Manis (aka sweet leaf) is commonly used in a lot of soups or simply pan fried with some eggs and garlic.
Its tasty just as it is.

Tuhau is also known as wild ginger which is something every Sabahan would know and love.
Some people prefer it fermented and some prefer it fried.

The Moo (RM 9.00)

Contains :
Lettuce, BBQ pulled beef, tomatoes, pineapple and focaccia bread.

The pulled beef is marinated and braised for roughly about 4 - 5 hours which makes it really juicy and tender.
Love how its so tasty and rich in flavour.

As for the pineapples, they are using locally grown pineapples to ensure the freshest quality served.
Very sweet and juicy!

The Ultraman (RM 9.00)

Contains :
Lettuce , tomatoes, fried chicken thigh drizzled with salted egg sauce and focaccia bread.

They got the name Ultraman from the cantonese version of Ultraman which is called "Ham Dan Chiu Yan".
Ham Dan means salted egg and Chiu Yan means hero.

Boneless chicken thighs fried to perfection. Not as oily as the regular fried chicken you get everywhere else.
They fry the chicken on the spot once an order has been placed to ensure the freshest quality for the customer.

As for the sauce, I can only describe it as heaven.
Creamy, buttery salted egg sauce with a slight hint of spiciness from the cili padi and the wonderful smell from
the aromatic curry leaves used in the sauce.

 They provide delivery services as well!
For those who are vegetarian, you can opt for The Sabahan without the cheese and ikan bilis. 

L - R : Charlotte, Agnes, Geraldine, Eric, Alex, Jonathan, Me & Dino

Everything on the menu has a different taste to it so do try all of it.
My favourites would be The Sabahan and The Ultraman. 
I have never been a fan of tuhau before this but now I am because of how its fried
and how it goes with the sayur manis. You know you're a Sabahan when you love your tuhau and sayur manis.

As for the Ultraman, I am huge fan of everything salted egg so this is definitely a win for me.
Who doesn't love chicken. I know I do especially when its drizzled with loads of salted egg sauce. Oh so good!

Would like to thank Loca KK for inviting us over for an awesome night of sandwiches!
Would definitely be looking forward to more sandwiches in the future!

Be sure to follow and "Like" them Facebook and Instagram for more details.
For those who are interested and wants to plan for a delivery,
you can contact Jonathan (017 867 7410) and Alexander (011 3154 1531).