Twice!

I lost my house key, TWICE. This happened while my mother was hospitalised. Just to recap, I have lost my phone TWICE during my high school years. It traumatised me so much that whenever I couldn’t find my phone I’d panic a lil. So dramatic haha.

Why losing my house key is so terrifying you ask? Because I don’t have any spare keys. Plus even if I do, it’ll be in the house where I can’t even enter in the first place. The first time it happened is on a Sunday afternoon. I had just finished running errands from morning and the last task I have to do is go to the Carwash. Feeling excited to go home after waiting for 40 minutes for my car’s turn, to only realise that I don’t have my house key. I searched like hell and I just couldn’t remember where I’d lost it. So I go back to the Carwash, and there it was, lying on the floor right at the spot where I parked before. Phewww, luck was on my side this time.

The second time happened on the next day, on Monday, around 6pm after work. I reached home to find that I had lost my fucking keys, AGAIN. This time the panic is real yo. I think I searched like hell around and in my car, trying to trace back my steps, calling my colleague to see if I had left my keys at the office, brainstorming how the fuck am I supposed to solve this shit. To add more of the panic, I also bought an online movie ticket of Infinity War at 9:15pm, on the same night. Can you imagine having to rush for a solution before the movie starts??! I drive for 25 mins to a locksmith in Tesco, asked if he can make a key by looking at the picture I took of the padlock and grill gate. Nope, cannot, it’s impossible.

I was so desperate that I asked him whether he got any cutting tools that I can borrow. The locksmith does have an outdoor staff for this kind of case but they aren’t available at night time plus the cost is exorbitant. Around MYR90 on normal working hours, even more after. I AIN’T GONNA PAY FOR THAT! I already have a lot on my plate. He suggested the fire station.

Fuck fuckety fuck. I’d never imagine myself doing that as I always despise those who called the firefighter for such petty things, for example, my case. God, now I am one of those. Alright so remember the Infinity War ticket? Am I gonna ditch the movie and waste MYR16 for this? HELL NO! Guess what, knowing that my only solution is the firefighter, I decided to go watch the movie first. It was full house and full of kids, also full of stupid people who doesn’t silent their phone AND text during the movie. Add that to my pile of regrets. Am I the only one who didn’t cry watching Infinity War? I find it weird because I am a fan of the previous movies and I watched almost everything. ‘Nutsack chin’got me though 🤣

Movie ended around 11:40pm. I am so nervous having to go the the fire station and brace the embarrassment of it. Turns out the fire station had a counter with firemen doing their shift. I disturbed a guy watching videos with my shit. I apologised a lot for troubling them for such petty things, but they didn’t make any expression or complain. Phewww. They followed my car all the way to my house (luckily they used a van and not the big ass vehicle) and managed to break both the padlock and grill gate. I gave MYR20 for them both for duit ngeteh and was happily accepted.

But….once they were done and wanted to leave, one of them drove to a dead end (which I mentioned, the road on the left of my house is a dead end, you can’t go there) but he did and while attempting to make a U-turn, the van got stuck. The tyres were stuck in the dirt and trust me when I say they did at least 5 attempts to reverse the van but failed. Can you imagine how funny the situation is 😂 Finally they called for backup from the fire station to come and help them. I bid adieu and slept.

I never found my house key again nor do I want it to be found.

D.R.I.P house key. (Don’t Rest In Peace)

(You caused me so much trouble. NOT my fault!)

*photos inserted are according to the storyline.

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Acne Scars Be Gone

Hey there!

This is just a monthly update on my acne scars journey, as I showed you my before after face when consuming a Vitamin C supplement. Be prepared to see my gross face.

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The above picture was taken on 19th January 2018 and the bottom picture was taken on 19th February 2018. No significant differences but if you look closely, I have few acne scars that faded. And this is amazing. Wanting a quick result is risky and dangerous, so I prefer taking my time and let it heal slowly. I am truly happy because I can just stick to consuming Vitamin C and not worry whether it’ll work or not because it will. This is my 2nd month on Hakubi White C Plus.

Have a good day!

Write it up

Hello friends!

My colleagues have been the most generous people on Earth. We get to eat cake once a month when we celebrate those with birthdays that month, on some days, they’d bring food and snacks, some would treat us with Mcdonalds, and our lady boss also gave the office free KFC and pizza. To stick with my diet seems nearly impossible. I should avoid all the free food but the temptation is too strong. To add the destruction that happened to my body, I spent my CNY holidays eating pizza, maggi, junk foods, while watching Netflix. I completed all episodes on Stranger Things, 13 Reasons Why, and a few more movies and TV-shows that I watched halfway. Diet? Fuck it. (Secretly planned to fast for a few days in hope I can shed a few kilos) 

13 Reasons Why is just sad and mysterious throughout the 13 episodes.  I’ve watched sad movies, but they usually include a few comedy in it, but 13 Reasons Why is just pure sadness. I won’t say I cried watching it, having the similar experience as Hannah Baker does not make me cry surprisingly. The more I watched, the more I hate Hannah. Oh God forgive me. And I feel so relieved that I finished high school!

Alright, I just wrote a paid article 2 months ago, and you can read it here

Ah its just a simple article but I learned my mistakes while writing it, and hopefully it’ll pave my way to writing better.

No pay leave

I worked for 2 months now and I finally took my first leave, a no pay leave, since I’m still under probation. God bless! I actually have a doctor’s appointment today plus I gotta go to KL to pick up my shoes, so I feel kinda proud for not simply taking leaves. I have a solid reason for this one day no pay leave haha. A small matter but means a lot to me because I always skip classes back in pre-U. To discipline mysef to come to work, heck I am now used to waking up early guys 😭 The same routine since high school but early mornings routine never stuck with me, and only now that I’m working it did. Better late then never I guess?

I just want to share how my day goes with you all 💃🏻

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The desserts are from Bisou Bake Shop at Bangsar Village II, loveeee the Vanilla cupcake, but not the Pandan Gula Melaka cake. I have eaten the cupcake before and I still love it. I tried the Pandan Gula Melaka slice today and instantly regret the decision. Waste of RM10 and added my calories count 😂 There are better PGM cake elsewhere but not here.

The burger pic. BURGER! This was my first time trying out Bistro Benji’s at Bangsar Village as well, and damn the portion is big. Fried Chicken Burger ; RM28. I didn’t order any drinks as I had my drinks earlier, and they still served me plain water. They put a bottle of 1L I think. I thought to myself, that the service charge would probably be a lot if they give such a good service and free water! But I was wrong, the bill was RM28. All the extra charges are already included. And then I got RM20 voucher for when I eat there again, with minimum RM50 spent. LOVE! The burger was satisfying, the chicken patty compliments well with the veges, and the fries oh God, soooo good. The fries doesn’t taste plain & boring at all.

✨How do you spend your annual leave?

Meal Prep Dilemma

I just got back from the gym when I was writing this. I ghosted my gym. I went missing for weeks, but today I’m back! I realized that my stamina has all gone downhill so I started with squats, crunches and weights before doing any intense cardio.

✨Reminder : Never skip gym for more than 3 days. You’ll start slacking and it’ll be hard to start over.

My payday is approaching and I am planning to eat clean (said and done many times and lasted for 3 weeks top). I was deciding between ordering a meal plan from a healthy food delivery website here in Malaysia but was taken aback when I look at the price. After browsing through several websites, the average price for a heavy meal is around RM15-RM22. Dude, that’s like eating lunch at Secret Recipe everyday. I myself never spend more than RM5 during lunch hour plus I always bring my own food cause I hate going out when its scorching. I’d rather buy thosai or roti telur which costs less than RM3. Stingy lil bitch.

At the same time I am just so tempted with the pretty tupperware/lunch box provided 😂 So Instagram-worthy. But to spend almost RM200 for like 10-12 meals is just pffffffffttttt mindblowing. Lemme show you.

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Dahmakan.com is the ultimate Instagram-worthy and like super fancy food so far I’ve seen. Hence the price starting from RM21. They have the Prime meal plan where you get 10 meals, and you can choose anything on the website without extra charges (the meals are amazing) for RM199. Dietliciouss.my has this Weight Loss 12 meals package for only RM190. Less RM10 with 2 extra meals. You can choose the menu for each carbohydrate, protein, and vegetables section. Not much option or variation if you’re like me, picky and there are certain meal that I just can’t imagine enjoying. So you have to repeat the same carbs/protein/veges if some of the options aren’t your taste.

But if you’re interested well then go ahead and let me know how they taste hehehe. And of course you can purchase a single meal from the websites. Today I did my own homework to see whether it’ll be cheaper when I cook my own meal prep. My only problem is, I am lazy to cook. I took extra 10 minutes before waking up every morning so I can’t imagine waking up even earlier to cook. But then again hence the meal prepping! I read that the experienced meal prepper choose to cook on Sunday & Wednesday. You prepare for 3 days of meal first and not for a week straight because we want the food to be as fresh as it can.

This is my grocery shopping list :

 

RM130 plus minus lah. This includes breakfast (cereal & milk) andddddd fruits! The rest are the ingredients to cook which I bet can last for weeks. I forgot to survey on the protein though! Haha. I walked out of Tesco realizing that I forgot to look at the price of a dory or mackerel fish. Now my estimated grocery price are not complete. Sigh. I plan to cook only fish dishes as I’m avoiding chicken as per advised by my doctor. The ingredients are based on a few recipes I referred from Jamie Oliver’s website such as :

• Grill Masala Fish

• Asian style fish

• Fish Fingers

• Simple baked fish

• Salmon Nicoise

I think I’m going to go with meal prepping on my own guys. Oh by the way from the meal prepping guides I read, buy a tupperware/container with dividers so you can preserve the food longer, as it won’t become mixed and mushy, and also if you’re like me, you’ll look forward to eating healthy when you see that pretty lunch box aite haha. I start small so I don’t get too excited about this, let’s do it for 2 weeks first. Having short term planning is better than a long term to avoid any chickening out halfway through the diet.

Leave him.

 

We can go through sleepless nights talking about the characteristic of a man that we would want to be in a serious relationship with, but there’s this one type that should be avoided. In fact, don’t even consider into being serious with him at first sight.

He who degrades.

He’s got a 10/10 profile, educated, stable job, rich perhaps, and a hot bod. What could go wrong? I actually experienced this myself, getting to know this kind of a man, only to be disappointed after awhile. As you all know, I have acne scars scattered on my cheeks & you can see them in my previous posts. So this particular guy texted me out of the thin air, having no direction towards my acne scars issue, he said to me “Rusty hair, acne-prone face.”

 

I was stunned. Ok I do know my face is problematic (the rusty hair tho, like you mean dark brown? are you colour blind?!) so why remind me again? I have lots of mirror in my house. (In fact I have 5) Haha. See this is my point guys. Imagine yourself posing in front of the mirror, tryna hype yourself up, asking the perfect guy you love, “Sweetheart, how do you think I look today?” To only be replied with, “Rusty hair, and acne-prone face.” Literally translates to go fuck yourself. Rarely did he ever compliment me. This is so negative to even begin with. Criticism is normal and should be accepted. But this is degrading. Imagine again being with a person who often degrades you, how draining it must be, your energy spent on arguments and feeling insecure all the time.

A relationship should be mutually beneficial. You bring out the best of each other. You grow mentally and physically. You slay and you never stop, the two of you conquering the world one step at a time. So my issue is that he never apologize. He didn’t even realize what he said was hurtful and just fucking rude. All I got was “I don’t give a damn.” from the motherfucker. I won’t reveal who he is but I have no shame in sharing with you all about this. I feel the need to remind you in case one of you might be in the same situation. I almost let this go, thinking how he is just so perfect as a husband one day, so maybe I should just forgive him and let it go. Take a step back now ye moron! Don’t do that. Never tolerate. You deserve someone who sees the good in you and even when he sees the bad, he will stand by your side, guiding you into being a better one.

What I am so pissed about is that he knows I spent a lot of money and time to fix my skin, and yet he criticized. He degrades. Almost 6 months spent on swallowing pills, and then buying vitamins, going for facial treatment, and I finally can see the light. Hahaha. I’m almost there guys, kicking the acne down the curb, only left with the scars. Do not ever settle for less. You may feel like you’re letting a very great man go, but you should know that you’re giving yourself a future on being with a person who will look at you and tell you how beautiful you are, every single day. Or maybe twice a week. Haha!

The Salad Situation

Have you watched the It movie? It is based on a novel by Stephen King, I have read the book and watched the movie. One overweight boy named Ben Hanscom grew up later losing those extra pounds and told the rest of the group members during their reunion that he managed to do so by eating a lot of salad and running more. Ben found a replacement for his junk food and thus he lost weight.

See, I am inspired by Ben in this novel. I wish I could gobble down on salad like he did but I secretly know that I can’t. I eat only a few type of vegetables and dislike the rest. So I think of a few vegetables that I can make into a salad. You know the salad in Mcdonalds Spicy Chicken Mcdeluxe burger? I can eat that, no problem. As I grocery shopped, I stare for quite a while at the vegetables section and try to think of any other veges that I would tolerate. Haha. Cherry tomatoes? It tastes ok, better than the big tomato. Carrots? Hate the taste but if thinly chopped it’ll be alright.

Popped in chicken breast, eggs, Thousand Island sauce (I know it has lots of calorie but this helps to curb the vege taste) and tofu into my shopping cart. I diced the chicken breast and marinated for a day with soy sauce, pepper, and lemon juice. Baked it in the oven for 20 minutes and oh my god from now on we puttin’ lemon in every dish!!!!! The chicken was amazing. I washed the veges and chopped what needs to be chopped. As I was cutting the tofu, I realized I bought the wrong tofu. I bought the soft tofu that people eat in tau fu fah 😂 That’s how bad my grocery shopping skill is. I thought they were the same!!! But I fried it anyway. Still too soft but let’s not waste em’.

Mixed everything with Thousand Island sauce, and I am ready to gobble down. After 3 spoons, I wanna puke. I ABSOLUTELY HATE SALAD. I tried squeezing more sauce but I am just overwhelmed with the Salad Situation. The salad taste good but vegetables did not. The chicken helped. You think I’m done with my salad? I forgot that I microwaved 2 eggs and I quickly bring them out, drained the excess water and put in my salad. STILL DOESN’T TASTE ANY BETTER. So I have another bowl of salad in my fridge and I don’t know what to do with it. The best would be to eat with a toasted bread, Subway-ish.

*eggs aren’t in the picture because I remembered about them after taking this picture.

My acne scars fade in a month.

What? ACNE SCARS TAKE FOREVER TO DISAPPEAR. After battling with my acne by consuming Doxycycline for 5 months, I won the battle and I am left with one pimple on my left cheek. Both of my cheeks are now filled with acne scars. HUNDREDS OF EM’.

From my research, Vitamin C is the best for treating hyperpigmentation or acne scars/dark spots. It is available in the form of serum and tablets, so I go for both. At first I bought Hiruscar Post-Acne gel, I’m not sure if it works, the progress is slow so after 2 tube I stopped. Then I bought Hakubi White C Plus supplement. I think the best way to get rid of the acne scars is from inside out. There are many Vitamin C supplements out there but which one gives a rapid result (In a safe way)? I asked a pharmacist and she said yes you can consume any Vitamin C, but she suggest this Hakubi supplement as she gets good review from those who’ve tried it. (The pharmacist is not a promoter of any product btw.) I am also in no way of promoting anything, just take a look at my pictures below.

The first picture is on 9th December 2017 and the second is on 30th December 2017. Ok so less than a month??? You can see the difference on your own. I seriously didn’t notice this until I look at the before picture. I have been taking comparison photos ever since I got severe acne and put it all in an album titled Doxycycline Journey hahaha. I want to see progress.

So this is the product :

*It is not halal certificated but it dont have any animal derivative

Bought it from Watsons for RM90 on promo but the original price is RM122. Yes I also know the name “White C Plus” sounds like I’m obsessed with getting a whiter skin but no guys, I just want to make my acne scars disappear. Also, I am used to drinking 3L of water everyday. Water is necessary for better results, and don’t just drink water because you want it to work, but make it as your routine, your savior, for your own health. I won’t be continuing using this product, don’t get me wrong, it really works, but I am going for a new supplement that is for both hair & skin. Saves money on my side hehe. The new supplement I got contains the same key ingredients as in Hakubi, so I am glad on that part, just that the amount is lesser. I will be reviewing the new local product in a month or two, to see if it works. Hopefully it does from all the great reviews I read!

Head on to my Instagram, @juliannaong to see what my favorite local brand lipstick and best drugstore foundation that I personally tried and love!

An honest review by me, not sponsored, and the results are displayed as evidence.