Monday, June 23, 2014

Reel Rock 8, Jabatan Kesenian Dan Kebudayaan Negeri Sabah (JKKNS), Kota Kinabalu

A couple of weeks back, Reel Rock 8 tour was screened at 
KKIFF (Kota Kinabalu International Film Festival) which was at JKKNS.

Loads of activities during the event day itself and it was so much fun!
Mostly were climbing related games.

Finger/Campus board contest

Limbo Rock


Oh and there was also a blood donation booth too!
Finally got a chance to donate some blood with my team of ushers.

The best part of this event was I finally got a chance to meet the world champion,
master, teacher and not forgetting the legendary climber himself, Yuji Hirayama!

He came to KK back in 2012 and he came to visit SICC while I was away
in Taiwan for a family trip. Was quite bummed out that I didn't get to meet him back then
but now my life is complete! Got my second autograph by the Sensei again along with a whole bunch of photos for memories! He is so down to earth!

Every climber's dream to meet the Master!

Yuji Hirayama signing some poster during the press conference.

We brought him out to try a few boulder routes set up just for him and boy he made it looked
really easy! Weather was really humid but he had a great time!

Sensei trying out the slackline and guessed it wasn't for him.
He only managed to last for 3 seconds on the slackline.

Finger/Campus board challenge of the day for the Master was to do as many
pull-ups as he can in just 30seconds. He chose to do a 2 finger pull-up and the results..
15 pull-ups in 30 seconds! AMAZING!!

Breeze Magazine team dropped by for the screening too!

L-R : Eddie Gianelloni (Yuji's photographer) , Me and Yuji Hirayama

Even Tengku came for the screening of Reel Rock 8!

Yuji Hirayama accepting his token of appreciation presented by our big sponsor himself,
Mr.Wilfred Tok from Mountain Torq

We had a few lucky draw sessions throughout the entire time.
Prizes were sponsored by Black Diamond.

My friend and I were the photographers for this event and seeing all these prizes given away
made us want to cry even more. WE WANT THE PRIZES TOO!! *sobs*

A kid asking for an autograph before the Master presents his presentation.

Yuji Hirayama gave such a motivation presentation on how he started his career as 
a professional rock climber which turned into being the WORLD CHAMPION instead!
Not once but TWICE and it was such an amazing presentation he put up for us.
Also known for On Sighting most of the hardest routes in the world!

He had always had a dream to be a professional climber but he never knew he would be 
the World Champion that he is today! His focus and passion for rock climbing inspired us all
to be better climbers and to not loose track of our passion.

Ended the day with an awesome dinner and group photo with the whole 
organizing committee together with Yuji Hirayama!

All I can say is that dreams do come true if you put your heart into everything you love doing.
It may not happen now but you will get there some day.
"Wait for the right moment."- Yuji Hirayama

Would like to give a big shout out to our sponsors, Mountain Torq!
Thank you for giving us an opportunity to be a part of this event as part as the organizing committee 
and also bringing in Yuji Hirayama himself! Not forgetting, Black Diamond for sponsoring
the prizes for the lucky draws. Last but not least, a huge THANK YOU to Yuji Hirayama
for being able to come to KK to inspire us all with your words of wisdom! 

Monday, June 16, 2014

Adidas 'Climacool' by Adidas®

I just realised something.
Almost every year I would wear an Adidas top for all my marathon runs.
If you notice, not just any Adidas top but it has to be the Adidas Climacool.
Really glad Adidas came up with their new Climacool Technology years back!

(Sorry to say but I love the Climacool more than the Climalite and Climachill)

ClimaCool is 100% polyester fibre. It is softer than cotton and resists pilling better than other natural and synthetic fibers. The shape and placement of ClimaCool fibers help move moisture quickly to the outer surface, where it evaporates away from the body. It is proven to reduce skin temperature and heart rate during exercise and provides UV protection.

Borneo International Marathon (BIM 2012)

Top & shorts - Adidas Climacool
Shoes - Reebok

My final year for the 10km run. 
Did so well for my last 10km run and FYI..I had this Adidas Climacool top and shorts
for 3 years now up till today. Kept it really well and I really love it!

Borneo International Marathon (BIM 2013)
Top - Adidas Climacool 
2-in-1 Running shorts with Tights - Can't remember the brand
Shoes - New Balance 1190 

Got this really lovely salmon pink Adidas Climacool top from KL when it was on sales.
Had this top for almost 3 years too but its wearing out soon. 
One of my favourite top for climbing and running. Really thin and cooling!

Borneo International Marathon (BIM 2014)
Top - Supernova Adidas Climacool
2-in-1 Running skirt with Tights (Skort) - Hobbies-Sports /Skirt Sports
Shoes - Brooks Aurora

I just got this top 3 days before the big run! I told myself I needed some motivation to run 
so I went over to Sport Mart to get a new Adidas Climacool top and I saw this really pretty 
turquoise top and I love the name of the model. Its called Supernova! I really stood out of the crowd with this top cause' I have not seen anyone with a turquoise shirt during the run.

Oh another good thing about this new top I bought is that it has reflectors on the shirt which
is a big YES to all runners. Reflectors are really good if your running/cycling at night.
At least, when there are cars or motorbikes coming your way, they will see you so they can avoid you.
Big plus for the Supernova!

Below are photos of me on my climbing trips with my two favourite Adidas tops!

Kuching Trip (2012)
Top - Adidas Climacool
Climbing Pants - Mountain Hardwear
Climbing Shoes - La Sportiva Katana Laces

KL Climbing trip (2012)
Top - Adidas Climacool
Climbing Pants - Mountain Hardwear
Climbing Shoes - La Sportiva Katana Laces

Bouldering and Hiking trip (2013)
Top - Adidas Climacool

Rock On 3 (2012)
Top - Adidas Climacool
Climbing Pants - The North Face
Climbing Shoes - La Sportiva Katana Laces

I can't wait to buy more tops and also new pants!
Trust me, nothing is more comfortable than the Adidas Climacool.
I have yet to try out the capris but I am so looking forward to get some in the future
as well as new sport bras from Adidas!

Monday, June 9, 2014

Beauty Tips : Exploring Makeups and Smokey Eyes

What's up y'all?
Ever had a problem where you only have that one tone of colour in your collection
but don't know what to do with the rest? Well, TIME TO EXPLORE!

Before that, its always important to know what to do before applying on anything on your face.
You do want your face to look flawless and your eye shadows to pop right?
Well, below are things that I will be using for today's makeup day.

Before you start, always make sure your hair is out of the way especially the face!
You don't want foundation or powder getting stuck in your hair right or hair getting stuck on your
perfectly winged liners right? So keep your hair in a bun or a pony tail and keep those fringes aside.

(Sorry no photos for this procedure)
I always start off with my moisturiser so my face wont be dry followed by my Benefit The POREfessional
to help cover up my pores. Its a really light weighted pore filler so don't worry bout it being too cakey.

Then, I apply my Holika Holika Oil Queen Cotton Primer to my T-Zone area and other
areas of the face that needs oil control. An oil control primer is really important for those who has really
oily skin or combination skin like me. It helps to absorb the oil and helps to keep your
makeup on a lot longer.

Next, I apply my Revlon Colorstay Liquid Foundation with my fingers first.
I hardly use a brush as it gives a full coverage which I'm not planning to do but instead
I use a Beauty Blender to give it a more natural airbrush look for my face.
Always dampen the Beauty Blender before using it as it helps to lock on the makeup longer.

I use my Dermedex DD Cream as a concealer to help conceal my pimples and scars
as well as too lighten the redness around my pimples.

After all that, I use my Ronasutra 2-in-1 Mineral Powder (Honey) to set my foundation
using my blush brush from Real Techniques.

Then moving on to eyes!

I always apply my Jelly Pong Pong Nude & Improved Concealer (Au Naturel)
 before applying anything on my eyelids. An eye base/eye primer helps to set and lock your eyeshadows and liners from creasing. I smudge the eye base using my fingers but you can use a concealer
brush too if you want to.

Then I start off with my E.L.F Little Black Beauty Book Palette eyeshadow palette.
I apply a beige eyeshadow as a base all over my eye lids using my base shadow brush from Real Techniques. The base eyeshadow helps to brighten up the other eyeshadow colours later on.

Oh but before that, always have a brush cleaner with you so you can clean your brushes in between
so you don't mix up your eyeshadows with the same brush unless you have other clean brushes to
do the work. I am currently using the E.L.F Daily Brush Cleaner to clean my brushes.

I decided to try a smokey eye look using a very warm neutral colour.
It goes very well with my skin tone and it doesn't make me look like a clown!
(And yes I have bad skin if you noticed)

Brown is my all time favourite colour when it comes to makeup!
You can never go wrong with brown and black. Brown for me is the safest colour and the most
easiest colour to match every occasion. Doesn't matter if its a day out or a dinner, it suites everything!
Also it matches my brown eyes!

Don't forget to line your eyes!
I used Inglot Soft Pencil Liner (Black) to line my eyes.
I don't know why but I have to line my eyes everytime I finish applying my eyeshadows.

After all that, I applied my all time favourite Maybelline Volum Mascara (Brown).
Forgotten to bring my eye lash curler so yeah its not obvious that I applied mascara on. 
Maybelline has one of the best mascara! Waterproof, quick dry and budget friendly too!
Sometimes I apply mascara for climbing or crossfit and it doesn't smudge at all!
I rubbed my eyes and it doesn't smudge too! How cool is that!

Moving on..
On my left eye, I decided to try out using the darker shades of blue.
I have never EVER applied a thick eyeshadow look before so I decided to give it a go.

Same method like above, prime the eyelids before applying anything.
Then, apply a base eyeshadow and now I apply the midnight blue shadow with a little touch
of turquoise and I smudged it out to make the midnight blue pop!

I applied a bit of the turquoise on the inner corner of my eyelids so it has that ombr√© effect!
I used a name card to line the outer corner of my eyes to give it a sharper look!
(Yeah I know I look like a parrot!)

Finishing look with the Midnight Blue Smokey Eye look on my left eye!

Right Eye : Neutral Shade Smokey Eye look
Left Eye : Midnight Blue Smokey Eye look

I applied my VOV Blusher  to see how it looked!
Right side of the face has very light makeup on and the left has a slightly heavier application for everything.
Which is your favourite look?

After all that makeup, ALWAYS REMEMBER to remove your makeup with a makeup remover.
I am using the Bior√© Makeup Remover Wipes to remove everything.

Its really important to remove everything and don't forget to wash your face
with a facial cleanser as well. You don't want any clogged pores on your skin.
It can cause breakouts and blackheads so make sure to keep your skin clean and fresh!