Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Online Shopping Joy!

This is not a paid post okay. No clicking ads or anything that can make me gain money. Just like to share with you all about this website that I find very addictive + also a burden for my pocket too (cos I wanna buy them all!)

You ladies should check this out. I ordered my first order last month and I am very satisfied. 

  • quick shipping
  • nice packaging
  • got free stuff too when you buy more than MYR150 since they ship from Korea directly (and for free) for orders valued >MYR150
  • the Laneige brand is way cheaper than the ones sold here in Malaysia (if you are using this brand, this site is worth for the money)

Pink packaging! Love!

Unboxing it! Felt like Christmas!

Bubble bubble wraps! Fun!

I think with Christmas coming up you can just order this and give it to anybody. The packaging is already like a gift anyway.

Okay, I should do my Christmas shopping list soon. 

Monday, October 26, 2015

Joan's Pinterest-piration : String Art DIY

This was a craft thing that I did a two moons ago. I am very slow in updating stuff. 

String Art DIY. 

What you need:

  • Cork board / wooden board
  • Nails
  • Hammer
  • Strings
How to do:

1) I got my cork board from Daiso for MYR5.30 and sprayed it white with the aerosol paint, let it dry for a few days (yeah, just to make sure it's really dry)

2) Print out the desired wording you wanna make for the art. (Tip: DO NOT USE fonts like I did, try to find where it is basic and there is a lot space in between the alphabet, you will know why later. Pinterest didn't tell me this)

3) Start nailing the nails according the outline and oh if it is possible for you to trace the outline with a cutter first so that it is easier to take the paper out later.

4) Hammer, nail, hammer, nail. And pull the unwanted bits out.

5) And start stringing away. Hahaha. I like this part the most. It is as therapeutic as the adult coloring book. Well, doing any crafts is therapeutic anyway. And personally this is way cheaper than buying the so called "adult" coloring book that ranges from MYR39 to 59. OMG right.

6) String, string, string. Voila! See, this is an almost pinterest fail where the words don't really pop out because of the font choice. Also, since this is a negative color design (the color is outside), so the choice of my font is oh-so-wrong. Maybe a positive color design will be better but I am so lazy to change the strings. So whatevs!

7) Now, it is part of my mini garden at the balcony decoration. From a distance, it is not THAT bad after all. Hahaha. 

Ok, happy trying you all! 

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Pause for a while

When you get overwhelmed with negative emotions, PAUSE.

Been chaotic in the head lately, drama and distractions. Maybe this will remind me to re-focus my energy again.

Friday, October 09, 2015

Procrastination be gone!

photo courtesy of chibird.com
If there is one thing that I wish I have right now is gonna be THE quick fix for my procrastination. That two months of holidays for my studies is totally eating up my determination. I really took the whole of September for granted and not doing anything that is helping me enriching my knowledge or whatsoever sorts of academic thing going on.

And hey this blog too is neglected since Instagram sort of took over my life. (Yes, you can see my feed here on the sidebar too). Facebook is kinda yesterday, that is more for a bunch of aunties who just migrated to the digital world. Sharing recipes and what not. Yes that includes my mom. Hello. Hmmm. Whatevs!

Anyway, I really need this blog up and running again. Well, it is more like a journal kinda thing nowadays since this is my reference point to recall back on my memories. No joke! My brain don't really have space to remember so much these days. Errrr, am I becoming one of those aunties on Facebook. Hope not.

Thursday, October 01, 2015

Petronas All About Youth National Champion 2015

I really have to blog about this. SMK TAMPARULI emerged as the national champion for the Petronas All About Youth (PAAY) Competition. Their community project is the Flood Warning System that is installed at the old bridge of Tamparuli. Anyone who has been to Tamparuli know that this bridge is located very much lower and nearer to the river hence it is always being flooded.

The SMK Tamparuli team managed to get through for the state level competition by raising funds through various ways to make the project up and running. The flood warning system actually did make a difference to the lives of the people of Tamparuli and this project actually made them won the national level competition as well.

I know they have been working hard for the past 7 months to get this project going and kudos to all who have been working, sacrificing time and its all blood, sweat and tears for this. RM50,000 to the school as the winning prize and as well as other prizes for the kids. They also won the People Choice Award for being the most favorited team on social media.

It has been a while for me to be surrounded with students of mine and this particular batch of students who are in the team is now in Form Four. Most of them are my students two years ago when they were in Form 2. It is good to know that with the proper guidance and opportunity, they actually blossom to be promising individuals in the future.

Also, it is a morale boost for the school as it has been a while that we win a national level competition. SMK Tamparuli came close to winning the Petrosains last year by winning first runner up. Credits has to be given where its due and of course all of this would not happen without the dedication of everyone. Teachers, students, parents, the community in Tamparuli and the Petronas people.

Congratulations SMK Tamparuli PAAY team 2015. You made a mark in history!