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    My 2017 At A Glance (2017 Highlights)

    Not too late for me to share my 2017 highlights right? Last year I did post my 2016 memories and sadly for 2017, I did not have much interesting photos to share with you. As I was jotting down the highlights of my life I could not believe how boring and unproductive my year was. To not be disappointing (for you who still want to read this post), here are how awesome (and gloomy) my 2017 was

     

    Not too late for me to share my 2017 highlights right? Last year I did shared my 2016 memories and sadly for 2017, I did not have much interesting photos to share with you. As I was jotting down the highlights of my life, I could not believe how boring and unproductive my year was. To not be disappointing (for you who still want to read this post), here are how awesome (and gloomy) my 2017 was.

     

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    Monthly Highlights

    My monthly highlights or monthly favourite posts have not been posted regularly as a ‘monthly’ post. I swear to you nothing new is happening in my life when I was gone for more than a month. Reasons why I did not post anything are because I lack of ideas and I have been way too comfortable with the free and easy weekend. I love doing monthly highlight because this is the easiest way I can talk freely and rambling with you guys.

     

    So what’s new last month? Did any of you me miss me? Time flew by so fast now we are going to welcome 2018. My wordpress blog is going to hit the 1st year anniversary next month and I still could not believe it myself (thankfully my blog hosting email a reminder invoice to me or not I would not remember this). It’s been almost a year I look and feel proud of my blog, need to mention that now I feel the urge to change my blog theme because I feel it was already old but the theme I am eyeing for so long is so expansive it make me think 100 times before I hit the purchase button. One of my 2018 dream is new wordpress theme, mark and note this on my planner so I will work harder.

     

    New Productive Activity – Taking Photos


    The past months have been good to me. I did lot of activity during the weekend, one of it is taking batch photos . I have been practicing taking photos with white background and any props that I have. I wanted to use that photos for my blog (one of it is the title photo for this post) but end up keeping it for myself. It is still okay because I can use it for future.

     

    Bringing All That Good Memory – Contemporary Books

    I have been enjoying reading contemporary books by Morgan Matson – Since You’ve Been Gone and John Green – Turtles All The Way Down. Each book has its own attractive way for expressing their teenage relationship which makes me giggles alone in the corner. I missed reading less serious book like these two. I think one day when I feel old already I might want to read these books again. Oh wait, maybe I should group together all my favourite contemporary books so I can reach for it easily.

     

     

    Addiction – Family Mart

    I found my new favourite place where there are lots of good foods and I always come this place at least twice a week even though it is not near to my house. If you followed my Instagram stories you may noticed that I absolutely love Family Mart. I love their Oden with the spicy broth and their cheesecake flavoured ice cream. The ice cream is heaven! Sadly the cheesecake flavour has discontinued and replaced with Melon flavour. Still a yummy taste but cannot beat the cheesecake flavour. RIP cheesecake ice cream.

     

     

    Worth watching TV Series – The Good Wife, Stranger Things and Riverdale

    I’ve started watching The Good Wife and it is so damn good. I love all of the characters especially Alicia, Will and Cary. The political scandals and drama are something that I enjoy watching on this series. Do recommend me any shows involving lawsuit and crime scene.

    Two other TV series that I enjoy watching are Riverdale and Stranger Things. First let’s talk about Stranger Things. I love everything on this show. It so addictive I could not stop watching until the last episode of season 2. I feel that this show is made for me – the Sci-Fi, the mystery and everything revolves with fantasy.

    Riverdale on the other hand is rather a chic teenage drama but with a darker plot. I found that all the murder events and finding the killer is too much and unrealistic. I am just losing hope for this show and hopefully I can find a good series to watch.

     

    Personal – What is Happening with My Skin?

    My skin has gone to its worse condition ever. I get pimples every day and the scarring not getting better. I gave my skin a good rest (means no make-up) for a week but it didn’t help. I really hate the ugly dots on my face and right now I am trying new face oil to make my skin look good again. Apart from my terrible skin, my hair scalp has become so oily and I have a damaged hair. I was so fed up so I give a massive hair cut to my long hair.

    That’s it for this monthly highlights. I hope all of you have a great day and started to plan for your 2018 resolutions as its coming to the end of 2017. Oh I love December and the holidays.

    Here is one of the photos during my trip to Korea last year. Ouch I missed travelling.

     

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    What’s on July and August

    “Live for the moments you can’t put into words”

    Now shall we go straight to the main things happen on last month?



    As usual every year my company will organize a Hari Raya celebration, I spent an amazing time with my friends enjoying all the food and the time we have. However, by the time I am writing this I realized almost half of them are going to leave the company. People come and leave, but the memories and friendship we have will last. Soz, I am not crying.

     

    Another farewell lunch we had. This is us half of the Project Team – the sales girls, the designers and the QS. New staff comes and go. Now only few of us left.

    Hello Perhentian!

    One of the most beautiful island – Pulau Perhentian

    Like I have mentioned on my previous post, I plan a short getaway on the first week of August. I was at Pulau Perhentian. This wasn’t my first time at Pulau Perhentian yet I am still excited! This place has become one of my favourite place to spend for holidays. I can always see myself enjoying the breathtaking scenic view and the blue sea water at Pulau Perhentian. Though this is not my first time here, each moments I spent with friends were unforgettable.


    However, not every plan we make will turn into a sweet memories. Everything was good, the island hoping and the time we spent wondering around the beach was fascinating. There was some point during the trip I was unlucky. I will write up a post on the unfortunate things happen and the mistake I make during this trip. Stay tune for it.


    This year is the 29th South East Asia Sea Games which Malaysia was the host. I am so lucky enough to get both tickets for the Opening and Closing Ceremony. The experience I gained during those events was spectacular! Plus this was the first time I am taking the MRT to Stadium Bukit Jalil. To be honest, I don’t remember when was the last time I get on a train to get around KL.

    The Opening Ceremony

    The unforgettable closing ceremony. Celebration for Malaysia for being the champion and celebrating the 60th years of Merdeka

    Wasn’t the ceremony looks grand and beautiful? I was so proud to be one of the thousands audience who witnessed such a great ceremony. More exciting that we are the champions for the Sea Games. Congrats to all dedicated athletes, your courage and passion towards our country was beyond priceless.


    I know I spent lots of watching TV Series for the last 2 month, and that explain why I did not write any post. The shows that keep me busy are Ruler: Master of the Mask, Gilmore Girls (Season 1-2) and Game of Thrones.


    Ruler: Master of the Mask is a must watch Korean drama! I never thought I was always waiting for the episodes each week. The storyline was so good, so intense, so beautifully written and so sad I can never forget how this drama makes my heart aching and painful at the same time. Please watch if you haven’t!


    Gilmore Girls was shown years before. At that time I does not have the time to follow each seasons thoroughly, so thankfully now I can. If you still remember Jess Mariano or Milo Ventimiglia, how can you not watch him in Gilmore Girls. I hope I finish this series soon because I want (need) to watch Heroes after this.


    And finally, Game of Thrones! Seven episodes (for Season 7) are not enough for me. Each week passes really fast yet I am always counting the hours for a new episode. The last episode was beyond what I imagined. Though I have read so many plot spoiler for the final episode. And guess what? I am re-watching GOT and I am on Season 2. Right now I am waiting patiently for my Song of Ice and Fire books to arrive. Please come to me faster I cannot wait to read it and immerse myself.


    I finished reading Caraval by Stephanie Garber and Finding Audrey by Sophie Kinsella. Two books for the last 2 months and I only have read 6 books this year.


    Caraval was so good. Full of magic, full of mysterious scene. The story worth all the hype bookaholic was raving. I am proud and glad and I read this as soon as I purchases and I finished this book. Finding Audrey was just a light reading I read during my trip to Pulau Perhentian. Currently I am reading The Honeymoon by Tina Seksis (as recommended by http://www.nadiaizzaty.com) and Since You’ve Been Gone by Morgan Matson. Hopefully I can finish both of this before new books arrive.

    That’s all for my Monthly Highlights. Hope you have a wonderful days and please share the great things happen the last weekend on the comment box, I am happy to read.

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    8 Foods to Avoid When Wearing Braces

    foods to avoid when wearing braces.

    Are you curious what are the food all braces wearer cannot eat or to be precise what food that can make our teeth in pain? For newbie I hope this will help you to choose the right food or if you already experienced this like I did, I am sure you will agree on the foods to avoid when wearing braces.

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    Five Happy Things This Week

    A quick recap of Five Happy Things happen last week. Forget all the hectic day I have been having because there’s always a better way to be happy.

    Last weekend was the worst feeling I had. I am too carried away by the workload I need to do which made me feel so weak, I thought about every single thing, curse about the little time I had thus it ruins my mood. I thought that this is the worst month ever and I hate that I need to rush everything.


    That got me thinking, I had so much things I can be happy about, even for the first few days of the week. I enjoyed my life, then why would I feel so weak and restless by the end of the week. To wrap up everything in a monthly favorites post will take two more weeks and I know I will definitely forget the single happy thing that happen because we are human, we only remember the main event.

    This weekly happy things post is so helpful for someone who always feels emotional and moody like me. Like I said, I had a hectic Thursday-Friday-cums-my-weekend kinda day, but let just forget about the damn thing and focus on the positive things.

    Five Happy Things – Third Week of July

    1. Cough No More

    I had a terrible cough since the second day of Raya. You know the kind of cough that could not stop, I could feel that my throat is going to get cut and it was so damn itchy all the time. I am so tired of coughing, I tried few different cough syrup and it wasn’t working. Till then my friend suggested a cough syrup that save my life. It is the Prospan Cough Syrup – Dried Ivy Leaf Extract. This is the best.

    I stopped coughing after five days, isn’t that great? Now I can start shouting and laughing like I used to. 

    2. Skin Getting Better

    I had a terrible skin before Raya. Acne scars here and there, and the worst part is I had dried patches/few lines under my eyes – my right eye to be exact. I can’t use a concealer to cover my dark circles because it will worsen the patches. So I skipped covering my under eyes then there goes panda eyes all the way.

    Look at my acne scar on my chin, the creases under my eyes – urgh more stressful it was on Raya day.

     

    The best thing is, I went from full face makeup to the no makeup look every day. At least my skin can breathe and guess what, my scars fading day by day. My new skincare may help the process but I still think the non-makeup on my face help more.

    Now I’m going to put less makeup, at least I will skip using foundation because I prefer a clear and smooth face that I can worry less about going out with a naked face.

    3. Korean Drama All the Way

    The Master of the Mask ended – I enjoyed watching the last four episodes. It had so much impact on me. I cried all the way till the drama ended. I think so far this is the best Korean drama this year. Another drama that I watched since this last Saturday is Fight for My Way. I watched this non-stop. I still have four episodes left which will definitely finished by today or tomorrow and I don’t know which drama to watch after this since I am too picky. Suggestions anyone?

    4. Braces Monthly Visit

    I have stopped my monthly braces visit for a year. 1 year long. I felt no guilt at that moment but now I regretted it. My braces should be off this year, but for now what I can say is that I think it is going to take longer because my teeth doesn’t seem to look any improvement. But at last I resume my braces monthly visit. Better start now then never right? I passed through my entire doctor’s rambling on the day I met him and totally agree why he is mad haha. I hope I can continue to do the monthly check up and I will start monitoring my teeth each week.

    5. La Senza Semi-Annual Sale

    I cannot miss this semi-annual sale. The sales ended on the last day of June and I manage to bought some which I ordered them online at their websites. I was hesitated at first but I am glad I did. All of my items arrived last week (which took only eleven days from the day I ordered, shipping and final delivery day) and I am so happy! I got to have new bras and yeah I am still looking forward for the Annual Sale by end of this year.

    That’s it for this week – this five happy things that brought rainbows and colors to my week. I look forward for a better week next week (I still hope this Monday, all my problems will be settle one by one). But still finger cross! I can see few things coming up to bring sunshine to my day and yeah like I mentioned here, a short vacation coming soon.

    How is your last week so far?

    What made you happy last week?

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