Wednesday, August 31, 2011

team work

common scene in the exam hall

best team work  :)

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Yeongu 공부

My notes, gone, again.

For the 3rd semester continuously.

That whole stack of notes. Grrrrrrrrr....

I haven't even start studying, just arranging my notes.

And already such silly thing pop up.

Pleaseeeee give me strength to endure all this...

열심히 공부!

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Another day at Ipoh Foh San

Previously I promised to be a good blogger after I got a camera so here goes.
For travel and food post, 
pictures must be extra large so that readers will droll over the food right? :D

So yesterday after sending my friends to the train station at 5.30AM,
we decided to go Foh San for Dim Sum breakfast.
This would be my 3rd or 4th time here.

There are a few other Dim Sum restaurant around the same area.
But Foh San is among the famous one in Ipoh.
You most probably read reviews by other Perak food blogger about this.
Usually during weekends, people will need to queue up and wait for tables.
So if you want to have a seat, like us, usually we plan early
and be there before 6.30AM.

When we arrived, it was still pitch black.
Only the coffee shops were open.

Usually they sell newspaper beside the entrance.
So while waiting, you can just buy a paper and read.

It has 2 floors. I have not been to the upper floor but my friend said it is nice!
She said the interior has very traditional Chinese look.

Because usually those who come early for Dim Sum are the senior citizens,
they provide waiting area with chairs so the old folks can rest and read newspapers while waiting.

Besides the Dim Sum pushed in trolleys but the aunties dressed in pink,
you can side orders other heavier dishes such as rice and noodles from their menu.

Here they only serve tea.
All kinds of tea.
The tea is serve in a jug and is bottomless.
You can refill as many times as you wish.
For regular customers, so bring their own tea leaves (maybe medicine).
And they asked the waitress to help them make the tea while they enjoy some dim sum.

From here onwards,
I don't have anything much to say.
These are all what we ordered and what we think are yummy!
Starting drooling~

This is some prawn crisp, eat them with mayonnaise.
Really yummy, we ordered 4 sets of these!

This is Char Siew Pau, nothing very special but was nice.

This is steamed Lo bak gou.
Usually what we usually see are fried Lo bak gou 
but this steamed Lo bak gou is of of the best here.

Many other dim sums which I don't know their names.
We just point to whatever looks tasty is the tray. Heheheh :P

The century egg porridge is one of my favourite.
Well, I love anything that has to do with rice :)

This is some skimmed milk pudding.
It has some ginger taste but is a bit too sweet for my liking.
But I do think it is good for health.
Everything here seemed to be good for health. :)

Here are my "makan kaki(s)".
You can ask us anything that has to do with food.
We even have the Perak and Sarawak Food book. 
We make sure we taste all the good foods. Hahahah

The bill came out to be Rm70.70.
It is actually quite cheap for 4.
I do admit food here is quite pricey.
But we almost reach RM100 for 4 during our first time here :P

We were among the earliest and among all the earliest, 
we were the latest to leave :P
It was already bright daylight when we left.

After that friend's Mum took us for coffee.
Ipoh is famous for their white coffee.

But it is too thick for my liking.
Those who is cannot survive without coffee, should definitely try this.
I was all dizzy and bloated after this cup.

After a drink, went to Ipoh Parade to get some things settle.
Stopped by at Popular Bookstore.

I used to have reading as a hobby.
I used to read romance, thrillers and those investigations novels.
However for my course, I need to do a lot of extensive reading.
So I end of having this thought that how can I start reading novel and fictions 
when I can't even finish my text books and references?

Anyways due to some problems in life.
Or maybe because I am getting older, 
I start to realized that this bullshit university life is not everything.

I wanted to get back my reading habits.
I started off with some self enrichment book.
"50 simple ways to live longer life"

My Dad used to tell me,
no matter what book is it, just read.
Even if it is an entertainment magazine, comics, fashions etc
As long as you read, you will gain something new.

I also grabbed "Instant Korean" for my preparation for South Korea.
There are many audio learning and you can even download notes online.
However I wanted something which I can bring around daily and read whenever and wherever.

Alright, that was all for what happened yesterday.
Besides I puked after I reach my Uni because I am not used to drinking coffee.
And church at night.

Stay tuned for what is going to happen today and in the coming days.
I will put my life in photographs.
Photography is amazing. It's memory.
Big size pictures are amazing right?
Imma edit my blog layout :)

Friday, August 19, 2011

Gloves in a Bottle

For those who read my past post about my skin disease (here) would have known that there is no cure because it is an inheritance disease. However, research is still being done to find the best soothing method and possibly the way to prevent this disease from being passed down to the next generations. 

The last time I went back home, which was around 2 weeks ago I did some findings on the best was to sooth icththyosis and I came over this website on "Gloves in a Bottle". It is a type of moisturizing lotion for very dry skin. After reading the reviews, I decided to try out one 8oz bottle. FYI I am currently using St.Ives Hydrating Vitamin E lotion which looks like this (I wanted to seal the pictures from Google images but I thought good bloggers take their own pictures so yeayy! ehem2): 

And it had been serving me well. The lotion is very good in moisturizing but for exfoliation I need to scrub my body everyday. I previously used loofah everyday but after knowing that it will be too harsh to scrub the skin everyday, I bought a body and face scrub:

Though I do use it for my face more often than my body cause the beads are too small to exfoliate icththyosis dead skin cells. I only use it when I need to take a quick shower. Previously I also used St. Ives Intensive healing lotion. It has good moisturizing properties but I felt that I get darker after using it. Maybe it was just my feeling or maybe it has the tendency to react with the UV light.

So here I would like to review on "Gloves in a Bottle" which arrived a week ago but I only collected my parcels yesterday. The product is imported from the US. They mentioned that they distributed the products to their distributors in Malaysia, mostly pharmacies but the sizes are limited. It would be a hassle to go from pharmacies to pharmacies and I am pretty busy lately so I opt for delivery till my doorstep, I mean to my Uni.

Here is the box! Super secure hard box is used!

The postage itself was more than RM20. yikes!
Okayyyy so the truth is after I paid for it using my Mum's credit card,
only then I knew they are selling it in Malaysia's pharmacy. But then even so I was not bothered.
How much time and fuel will be wasted just to go find them.
Mind you I am living in a "jungle".
Everyday you will be annoyed by the noises of monkeys and wild boars. T__T

I bought the 8oz bottle, the smallest if I am not mistaken. 
You can buy the samples only but I guess it is not worth the postage fee.
The price of one 8oz bottle is $14.95 so it is around RM45.
I checked online that in Malaysia it is around RM55+.
I paid around RM75 including postage from US. 

It came with the reviews, you can read those online from their website.

As promised if you buy any of the bottles, of any size, you get free samples.
Which was why I said it is not worth just getting the samples.
One of these sample cost $2.
If you check their website, they also come in 1 gallon bottles.
This is because people having skin disease like me,
of having eczema need lots and lots of moisturizers.
I have 4 bottles of St.Ives lotion beside me right now. 
And 2 body shop lotions, 2 Garnier lotions. Ehehehe :)

This is how the bottle looks like!

But I think for my skin, this bottle is too small.
Like I mentioned, I probably need the 1 gallon bottle.
Even my St.Ives can only last me around 4 months per bottle.

And you can see that it is more watery and dilute (right),
compared to the St.Ives lotion (left)
Which is why I felt that it evaporates faster and you need to reapply more frequent.

I am currently just using this before bedtime.
For daytime I still use my St.Ives Hydrating Vitamin E lotion.

Perhaps I will do a review on how much it affects my skin.
But we'll see.
I am not so fond of showing my skin condition.
I just had a major breakout.
Or maybe it was the bed mites, dust mites, mosquitoes etc.