Monday, 22 August 2011

My Review: Biore Cleansing Oil

I love make-ups! Though I do not use it every day, I still love make-ups!

I have acne prone skin, super oily and definitely sensitive. I admire people who can go to sleep with their make-up on. I am not saying it is a good thing to do, but it’s odd that they do not have breakouts afterwards.

I always use cleansing oil or make-up remover before washing my face with facial wash. If I skip it, breakouts happen! I used to use toner to remove my make-up in my teen years. Make-up removers exist but they are freaking expensive at the time. But I knew using toner is not help much because good toners are expensive as well. Using them as make-up remover sounds wasting too! So I use baby wipes like the local brand, Anakku. Baby wipes halps me a lot to remove make-up. But it sting! I have to wash my face with water immediately.

Then, my first make-up remover last time is the Simple - Cleansing Facial Wipes. I was interested to try it because Simple target on people who have sensitive skin condition and it works well on my skin. But I was only able to remove my make-up completely after the second wipes.

After the Simple, I have used other makeup remover and I even used cleansing milk. And I only tried cleansing oil since this year. It is my first cleansing oil from Biore.


As you may see, the packaging is quite attractive. And the smell is quite good. (I usually buy product that have no smell). I cannot describe the smell in other words but flowery.

BIORE CLEANSING OIL

For all skin types

Gentle cleansing oil washes away long- lasting makeup, even waterproof mascara!

This oil-based makeup remover from Japan has excellent cleansing ability that makes makeup removal so quick and easy! It effectively dissolves and removes long- lasting makeup, even waterproof mascara, while lifting away dirt and impurities.

Specially formulated to provide optimum cleansing performance at all times. It does not emulsify upon contact with water and can be used during showers.

· No greasy or sticky feeling on skin after use.

· Does not clog pores.

· Gentle and mild on skin.

· Refreshing fragrance.


I use this on dry skin and hands. I never try it on wet face because I learned from a blog that it is much effective to use on dry hands and face. And here is the blog^^

I don’t have problem while using this cleansing oil so far.

No-breakouts.

The smell is not so over powering for me.

Works well on removing waterproof and heavy make-ups as well as BB creams.

If get into eyes, it won’t sting. But will blurry your vision. So make sure to rinse your eyes with a LOT of water if contacted.

I will try to translate the blog I link on “How To Properly Use Cleansing Oil” in my next blog post so stay tune.

With love.

The Bazaar Ramadhan -- Lovin' it!!

It is fasting season here and even though I am not a Muslim, I am definitely loving it!

This is the season where I can eat more of rare Malay's delicacy, shops in the Hari Raya sale, and get bonus on my pay day.

In fasting season, we will have Bazaar Ramadhan everywhere. The funny thing about Bazaar Ramadhan here in KK is that there are more non-Muslims buying delicacy than the Muslims.

I was told by my friends where I work is that they don't really interested buying the foods in Bazaar Ramadhan for breaking fast. The food in Bazaar Ramadhan is costly and not healthy. One of them also said that eating what we prepared ourselves feel more satisfying. They can control the ingredient that they need while preparing the meal better. How much butter needed, how much Santan should be put in, how spicy it should be, etc.

I have asked if it is easier to buy from the Bazaar? They don't need to rush home to prepare food. But they answer me, that is the reason why the government allowed women who are Muslims to go home early so they have time to prepare meal for breaking fast. Is it 3pm or 3.30pm?

I don't know how is it in the other state or other places in the world. But I freakin' love fasting season here in KK. There are other more things that fascinates me during the fasting season, but this is one of the things I think odd for me. If I find anymore that fascinates me and worth mentioning, of course I will be blogging bout it.

with love^^

Friday, 19 August 2011

Senang Kah Jadi Perempuan? Barangkali lah.

Jadi lelaki memang susah.

I know, you guys provide security, food, money, warmth and love for us.

Ada lelaki ni, sanggup buat apa saja untuk isteri atau girlfriend yang tercinta.

Ada yang sanggup kerja keras - jadi buruh kasar.
Ada yang sanggup menahan lapar - supaya bini cukup makan.
Ada juga yang sanggup buang ego jauh2 jadi pak turut bini. Bukan takut bini, sayang bini.

Ada kawan pernah komplen, best jadi perempuan. Senang pulak cari kerja. Expectation dari ahli keluarga pun tidak tinggi. Macam bapa aku, harap aku jadi doktor, lawyer, akauntan, polis, bomba, cikgu, kerja gomen, dll. Tapi last2, tidak satu pun aku jadi. Aku jadi diri aku. Aku jadi penyumbang kepada ekonomi negara yang biasa, macam orang lain. Tapi bapa aku tidak happy. Selalu cakap aku did not do what he expected. Tidak macam adik perempuan aku. Bapa aku mahu dia jadi nurse, cikgu, kerja gomen, lawyer, paling tidak pun belajar tinggi2 sampai dapat Bachelor D. Tapi adik perempuan aku jadi suri rumah pulak. Bapa aku ok saja. tidak marah atau kecewa. Dia happy lagi sebab adik aku kawin.

Well for you guys who thinks like what my friend thinks. THINK AGAIN.

Sebenarnya, jadi lelaki atau jadi perempuan, dua2 pun susah, dua2 pun senang.

Hear me out kenapa jadi perempuan ni susah.

Kami perempuan ni sensitif. VERY THE SENSITIP
- Kena tanya umur, cannot.
- Kena tegur weight gain, tapi tetap cantik. cannot.
- Kena banding dengan ppuan lain, super cannot.
- Kena cakap gambar cantik. cannot.
- Kena cakap gambar kita tidak sama dengan muka kita sebenar, cannot.
- Kena cakap kita tak lady enough, cannot.
- kena cakap sensitip sangat. lagilah cannot!

Some of us takut lelaki. I mean lelaki yang tidak berniat baik, yang tidak sayang kami, lelaki yang player, lelaki yang tidak sensitif dengan kemahuan kami, etc. Tapi kami masih perlukan lelaki dalam hidup kami.

Tidak dilupakan dengan expectation masyarakat tentang peranan & tanggungjawab perempuan.
- wanita berkerjaya
- ibu mithali
- suri rumah penyeri keluarga
- perempuan yang pandai masak
- isteri yang pandai melayan suami
- isteri yang menyokong suami, dll.

macam mana pula kalau beranak? wahai lelaki2 sekalian, senang kah mahu beranak tu?
saya belum berkahwin dan belum beranak. Jadi saya tidak tahu. tapi kita hidup di dunia serba moden ni, ada internet, ada metacafe, ada youtube. So, saya sebagai perempuan pun, mahu juga tahu dan google experience orang masa beranak. ngeri~

saya tahu, many would say: alah, beranak tu sudah tanggungjawab perempuan.
But hey, it's easier to said than done.

Although many of my friends & family member said that being a mom is their proudest moment as a woman.
But I also ask, is it hard?
They wouldn't dare to deny it. But looking at their child, I know why they feel proud.

In our current society, bukan senang mahu dapat anak. Lebih2 lagi mahu jaga anak.
Which is one of the hardest test that a woman will get.
If you cannot produce an "heir" for your husband, you'll get label.
Tapi bila ada anak, keluar pula perempuan. orang cakap, lain kali mau lelaki.
Then, bila nanti perempuan juga yang keluar, orang cakap: alahai, tiadalah penurun nama kita ni.

Sounds like kuno? Well believe it or not, there are some people like that in our society.

Kalau anak sudah besar, and buat hal di luar. Siapa yang kena sebut dulu?
"hah, mak bapak dia tidak pandai jaga."
perkataan mak dulu yang akan keluar dari mulut orang.

Perempuan tidak boleh dipisahkan dengan mekap, kasut, beg, dan accessory.
Tapi bila perempuan beli semua benda ni kena cakap lagi
- boros
- terlalu berlawa
- high maintenance
- macam muka hantu, tebal sangat bedak.
- sekarang ada mekap cantik, nanti dia cuci, macam hantu muka dia.
- cantik lah konon,
- macam datin pula, dll.

tapi kalau perempuan yang tidak beli semua benda tu, kena cakap pula
- tidak tau bergaya
- tidak pandai mekap.
- duit dia kerja semua pergi mana.
- hah tu lah sebab laki dia lari, muka pucat macam mayat
- dll

Bagi saya, tidak salah kalau bermekap, dan tidak salah kalau tidak bermekap. Tapi mulut orang ni, susah mahu ditutup. Nak ignore? bukan senang beb.

Kepada sang kumbang yang cakap, lelaki susah mahu cari kerja. Perempuan pun bukan senang mahu cari kerja. Walaupun dikedai banyak lekat poster VACANCY - Salesgirl ONLY. Kamu ingat senang kerja tu? Senang is senang, tapi ingat senang mahu elak dari customer yang suka mengayat, customer yang gatal, bos lelaki yang sundal, bos perempuan yang sentiasa ingatkan pekerja ppuan dia ni ada scandal dengan laki dia? Jadi secretary? Bos gatal, susah. Bos yang hangin2, susah. Macam2 dugaan kalau perempuan yang bekerja ni.

Last but not least, INDEPENDENT WOMEN.
Penyanyi Neyo ada nyanyi satu lagu dengan tajuk ni.
Even dalam society kita hari ni, lelaki suka dengan wanita yang bekerjaya.
Ada juga yg kawin dengan perempuan yang gaji bulanan lebih besar dari dorang.
May be it's love, I hope it is.
Tapi, macam mana dengan wanita bekerjaya yang SINGLE?
Please don't be offended with this ladies, tapi kita semua tahu, masyarakat akan label wanita bekerjaya yang single start umuran 30s. Label as what? Andartu. But think again, apa salahnya kalau jadi andartu? I don't see the problem pun. Wanita bekerjaya ni pun, ada stereotype tau. Kena cakap, nanti kalau kawin, confirm jadi queen control. Ehem! Actually, I know some women yang jadi suri rumah pun queen control. Kenapa dorang queen control, saya tidak tahu dan tidak mahu tahu. Private matters dorang bah.
Wanita bekerjaya pun susah mahu hidup tau. Why? Because wanita bekerjaya ni biasanya eager to prove that they are not weak. Stress level tu tinggi betul! Lebih2 lagi bagi dorang2 yang sudah kahwin tu. Juggling themselves antara kerjaya dan keluarga. Some are fortunate enough to have husband yang very kind, memahami and bertoleransi.
Wanita bekerjaya ni pun boleh kena tuduh sebab punca penceraian keluarga dia sendiri. Kononnya, terlalu sibuk sampai anak & laki tidak terlayan?
Of course masih ada yang berfikiran, perempuan patut duduk diam2 di rumah. jaga anak. bukan keluar rumah pergi kerja.
Alahai, alahai.. Macam yang saya cakap, mulut orang susah mau ditutup.

Banyak lagi faktor2 kenapa jadi perempuan ni susah. But of course most of it actually sebab stereotype dan pandangan masyarakat.

I am happy and proud to be a woman.
Kenapa?
- Sebab I'm not a teenage girl who used to worry for these stuff.

If I speak of my mind, I'm a bitch.
If I get every guy I want, I'm a slut.
If I get bored easily, I'm a heart breaker.
If I'm confident, I'm cocky.

We cannot run from being labeled. Instead, embrace it. So what, sakit lagi mama saya cubit saya daripada kena label.

With Love.

Tuesday, 7 June 2011

I do not understand what this amplify.com do... http://amplify.com/u/a14p0b

Wednesday, 1 June 2011

BoTiza = Mutiara = Pearl

Unduk Ngadau is a beauty pageant for Sabahan girls. It is a pageant that held every Kaamatan Festival as a remembrance of Huminodun, a goddess who sacrifice herself, for the sake of the people when a long drought happened on the Borneo land. She was describe as a very beautiful inside and out, elegant, poise, empathy and good in every way. It is the most anticipated event in Kaamatan season.



2009, Appey Rowenna from Papar was crowned as the State Level Unduk Ngadau 2009.



Last year, Crystal Eve Huminodun W. M. was crowned as the winner of State Level Unduk Ngadau 2010. She definitely fits the title.

And this year, Bo Tiza A. Disimond. Even though she stuttered when answering the Q&A session, she won the title!! I wish her congratulation and best of luck.




Congratulation to all UN participants. You are all winner. Screw those evil comments that were given to you on pictures post of photographers Facebook.

p/s: credits to the photographers and websites that upload these pictures. I do not own these pix^^

David Aramaitii (Video&Photo)
sunflowerqueen-allintheday
undukngadau.com
Facebook-Unduk Ngadau Kaamatan P Negeri

Tuesday, 10 May 2011

KaDus is KadazanDusun in short. Get it?

Good day PEEPZ^^

So as promised, I am going to talk about why Sabahans singer/ lyricist have no shame of making a character and make them look bad or make them look kasian sekasian kasiannya.

Talk about old KadazanDusun (or KaDus in short) songs or the KaDus' 80s-90s songs that was on the radio, there are quite many of the songs that pointing certain circle of people within our society and put them in the bad light or just shaming them?

Such as Janda Muda (Young female divorcee)
- The main (probably) reason why Janda Muda was humiliated in certain KaDus songs is because of the stereotype that people think there was problems created by women thus let them being divorce by their husband. There was also a kind of stereotype, people label Janda Muda as home wrecker. Janda Muda was said to able to do ANYTHING just to be married again, even if its mean snatching someone else husband. Janda Muda was also labeled as cougar, gold-digger, bitch, etc. But these are the old stereotypes. In the current society, most divorcee in Sabah is looked upon as most of them ARE successful regardless in their life or giving a good upbringing to their children without their husband. And there are also reports in the paper said that there are many young divorcee or separation in Sabah was not cause by divocee, but cause by the MORE younger girls who had just turned 18 or perhaps virgins.

rubber tapper
- When he say rubber tapper, West Malaysian will think: oh! Indians.
But in Sabah, most rubber tappers are the Local Native. Most natives who work as rubber tappers are living in, not poor, but just enough to feed their family. Well, the natives who sing about rubber tappers DO NOT humiliate them but rather become the as narrator of the song saying how bad, how un-glamor this poor job, exhausting the job is. It's so bad because they were sometimes cheated when they sell their rubber latex(since most of them are not schooled). It's seems like they feel ashame for what they do for living. But they are happy because being a rubber tapper, they have less worries. They don't need to work on 7 to 5 working hours too. But, must I point out here, rubber tappers are highly look up within Sabahan society because of their courage, and those ka-ching! Especially when the rubber price went up as high as they sky!!! Those native rubber tapper is very good in term of handling rubber's market price.

Alcholic
- As a Sabahan, I am proud that we have so many exotic F&B. Sabahans are proud for the phrases like Sabah, Negeri di Bawah Bayu (Sabah, Land Below the Wind) and Moginum Adat Budaya Orang Kita (Drinking is our people's culture). Yes, Sabahans are drinkers!! Well not all of us. I am a occasional drinker but there are Sabahans that start drinking in a very young age, and as they grow up, they can drink so much beers and not going to be drunk at all!! They can only get drunk when they drink self-made alcoholic drink and traditional drinks such as Montoku/Talak , Tapai Siopon (Rice Wine),

Lagu Tanak Kampung aka Anak Kampung by Jimmy Palikat is still on top of Sabahan favorite. There also un-official translation/rendition that circulating around in another language such as Bajau, Bugis, Kagayan, Murut, Visayans, and I believe even the Om2 pun ikut ada rendition dorg sendiri. But there are no renditions in Mandarin or Hakka or Hokkien or any Chinese Language. The reason is, IT'S REALLY RARE TO HAVE CHINESE BEING RUBBER TAPPER. Because the song is about a boy who have rubber tapper as his main job, do not own a house, even the car is belong to his father.
May be ada rubber tapper Chinese, but most Chinese (that I know) that live in the village are very into sektor penanaman sayur like that.

That's all that I can talk about. I'm very sorry if I've said the wrong points in here. I didn't do any homework before posting this. This is just what I thought.

Till then^^

Off topic:
Di Sabah, perkataan "skema" ni bermaksud Bahasa Malaysia yang formal, Bahasa Malaysia baku atau Bahasa Malaysia buku teks.
CTH1: wah! skema betul bahasa mak kau.
CTH2: eh! apa angin kau ni main skema2 dalam fesbuk?

"skema" ni dikategorikan Bahasa Pasar oleh orang2 Sabah. Asal dia, saya pun tidak tahu. Yang saya tahu, budak2 kampung saya semua mengguna perkataan ni untuk memperolok-olokkan kawan2 mereka.

Bah! skema pulak saya hari ni. >.<

Monday, 9 May 2011

Proud and Loud

HAPPY MOTHER'S DAYYYY!!! Well belated actually. Considering it's already May 9th today. I didn't do much on mother's day cause my mom was out to Papar (her Hometown) yesterday while I was spending my pretty time with myself and CabalSEA.

So, my mother is from the KadazanDusun ancestry, the native race of Sabah. Her maternal side is from Dusun Babagon while her paternal side is from Kadazan Papar. Growing up, I was taught to speak a mix of Kadazan and Dusun language (which makes me the laughing stock for the elders and other people who are not from my close HUGE family. My boyfriend even make fun of me >.<) So I am guilty for able to speak brokenly of my mother-tongue.

In this blog post I'm making is going to be about KadazanDusun song lyrics, dedicate for my KadazanDusun mother.

I was listening to Suria fm Sabah 105.9fm, may I say the hottest Morning Radio station in Sabah, DJ-ed by OTHOE, from 6 through 10am; while the second segment was done by Dudu(Lotter AF4) & Velvet Aduk (Velvet AF4). So I was listening to the second segment and my favorite old song was on aired. It was Proton Saga Kelabu!!!! A funny title for a song but it was really dedicated for the first Malaysian National Car(because Malaysian was so proud of the release of our first car and a multi-million dollar brand!!) The lyrics of the song was also so funny (sarcastically) combine with the catchy tune. The way Sabahan like it!!!

As I was humming and singing-along, I realize something and I have to post it on my BLOG!!!

Some lyrics in Proton Saga Kelabu by Jokteo Akang:
kalau sekadar gaji 600 satu bulan, amu kosukup makan sabab mata duitan..
BM: kalau sekadar gaji 600 satu bulan, tidak cukup makan sebab mata duitan..
Eng: 600 per month as a salary will not be enough just to eat because (she is a) money grubber

mogidu-gidu om gumuli-guli ko doho,
BM Translation: lari meninggalkan diri lalu kembali kepada ku
Eng Translation: runaway leaving then came back to me

mihad-ihad ko moki'insian,
BM Translation: menangis-nagis menagih kasih
Eng Translation: crying for sympathy

romou mato nu, romou mato buayo,
BM Translation: air mata kau, air mata buaya
Eng Translation: your tears are like crocodile tear
crocodile tears are always referred as fake tears by Malaysians' society


apandai do 'makan jalan',
BM Translation: Pandai betul makan jalan
Eng Translation: (you) really know how to take advantage (of others)

mintanud nopo ko dilo proton saga kalabu
BM Translation: Pergi saja ikut tu proton saga kelabu
Eng Translation: Go and follow that grey colored Proton Saga




Some lyrics in Tanak Kampung by Jimmy Palikat (which he also made a Bahasa version):
Yoku nopo diti tanak do mosikin.
BM Translation: Aku ini anak urang miskin,
Eng Translation: I am a poor man's child

Aiso nunu2 do posurungon ku.
BM Translation: Tiada apa-apa yang dapat ku berikan,
Eng Translation: I have nothing to give you

Ika tu olumis, au oku kaanu papasanang dika
BM Translation: Engkau memang cantik, saya tidak dapat membahagiakan kamu
Eng Translation: You are so beautiful, I have nothing to make you happy


Proton Saga Kelabu is a old song back from the 90-ies and it was so famous back then. So famous like the current popular Sabahan Song, Tanak Kampung (Village Boy).

Well my point is, Sabahan love songs that sounds candid or real life drama/dilema or something that opens people eyes that the lyric sounds like what happen to me/you/ a friend/ who ever. It makes us feel like it is the theme of someone lives or something. The lyrics makes people wonder: to whom does the lyricist/ singer point to? a girlfriend? an ex? GOSSIPPSSS!!!
(In my PERSONAL opinion) I LOVE the old song, Proton Saga Kelabu, because it is the best song you should sing to a girl who likes to cling on a guy for their money or to (sarcastically) advice any man that their girlfriend is just some chick who like to waste on their money/ who's there for their (the men's) fortune.

In the other hand, I like the Tanak Kampung song because it was about a humble village boy, who trying to tell the girl who falls madly in love with him to realize that he is poor and could never possibly able to give her a 'happily ever after' life. I like this song because I think it makes those those men who like to show off what they have like cars, house, expensive accessories, etc to be ashamed. Be ashamed that this character in Jimmy Palikat's song is more a man can be, to confess that he got nothing to impress. I have no problem with them showing off IF THE ITEMS ARE BELONG TO THEM (lucky them.. grrr!!). But IF they're not, I'll like to laugh at them not because that they're poor. But simply because they've lost sense of humility. I am the type of girl that won't look at you for your flashy clothes, cars & etc. And girls, those guys who like to show you their flashy accessories, be careful cause you might be his extra-epaulets ONLY.
(I also think that Jimmy's song was out just in time the recession was going on around us. So that's why people like this song, I think?)

Sabahans singer/ lyricist have no shame of making a character and make them look bad like janda muda (young female divorcee) which I would explain why in my next post. So stay tune^^