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Sunday, April 30, 2017

10 Perks of Being a Homebody

Hello there. Mimi's here.

Okay, so for this next post...  I think I'm just gonna shoot straight to the point. 

I like STAYING at HOME. 

There I said it. And I mean what can I say. I really do like staying in. Does that makes me a recluse? If it is, then I might have been a recluse for more half a year now. According to wikipedia, a recluse is a person who lives a solitary life and tends to avoid other people. I still live with my parents and go out every now and then if I need to buy something so what does that makes me? Oh well, perhaps recluse is strong word... Perhaps the word 'homebody' is more suited in this situation. Yes, homebody. A person who likes to stay at home, and maybe, just maybe - slightly unadventurous. I think that is more appropriate for my case.

You see, I come from parents who had had a different ideas about family recreational time. While my mom enjoy going on a trip at any chance she got, my dad is the polar opposite. He wasn't a big on vacation, trips, and anything else that doesn't have the word 'education' behind it would completely fell into deaf ears. I guess that's one of the downside for having teacher as one of your parents (though I'm not sure, it could be just my dad). Anyway, I'm not trying to poke any soft nerve here so let me just point it out how his approach on recreational time had resulted me in becoming a homebody.

For starter, I don't think there's anything wrong of becoming a homebody. You stayed at home, do things you like, and it just simply gets better from there... I could've swear that whenever I gone out, my home is all I could think off. That how bad case of homebody I am... I never recognized myself as a homebody before, not until I reach my twenties anyway. I found myself to enjoy my free time alone, staying in at dormitory or at home feels like a close to safe haven to me, and everyday as movie night is a must than hanging out with friends. Seriously, there a lot of the things I got to do as a homebody, more than I could count I supposed. I guess there wasn't any easy way to explain to you how great it's to become a homebody so here's a 10 list that you can scroll down.

Please, enjoy...
1.) I Saved Up More Money By Staying In 

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Tell me, how much money does it usually cost you for going out? If you say below RM10.00, then I salute you my friend. I, for one, could never ever do that... Finding money is sure hard enough, but it's even worse if you're trying to save up.  Luckily, I found a way to save up more money just by staying in. I mean, even if you go out - you still gotta eat, pay for stuff, take a sh*t, and all the rest which if you combined - is almost the same by staying at home. I mean, it's okay to change scenery once in a while, but if I can have a better deal by staying in, I would rather to do just that, thank you.

2.) Everyday Is A Movie Night

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I'm not sure if there has been a day since I turned twenty years old that I have missed exclusively for movie night. Like ever! Being homebody allow this to happen and with the existence of technology, internet and all - it's just a matter of resources and time before you discover old/new movies that might be up around your corner. Anyway, luckily I'm always had a way to get my healthy dose of excellent movies and there wasn't anything  that I would want more than this. 

3.) I Develop An Affinity Passion for Mini DIY Projects

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From painting my home to cupboard restoration to flower arrangement - there hasn't been anything (except some plumbing and electricity) that I haven't try out. Being a homebody allows me to inspect every inch of my home and understand which part of the room being used that often and which one are not. The truth is, I love decorating and this is where my mini DIY projects takes flight. I like planing the space that I want to change and find extreme pleasure in go ahead and do it. Try bringing new life into a room are so refreshing and uplifting. Don't believe me? Try it out sometimes and you'll understand what I mean.  

4.) I Got to Collect More Hobbies 

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Hobbies... There's hundreds, probably thousands of them out there and I used my position as a homebody to expanded it every single year. Now, I don't want to bore you down with the details (I probably have around 10-12 hobbies by now), but having hobbies is what keeping being homebody as interesting. Here's a couple of hobbies that I found as enjoyable;
  • Watching Movies/TV-Series/Drama
  • Reading Book
  • Writing Novel
  • Flower Arrangement
  • Gardening
  • Interior Decorating
  • Song-writing
  • Vlogging
  • Blogging
  • Exercising/Dancing
  • Photography/Selfie
  • Bird-watching (because there's a lot of cute bird around my house)

5.) I Could Indulge in Reading Book and Drinking My Favorite Drink

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Last year I finished around 34 books even though I originally aimed to finish just 25 of them. It may be some extra 6 books or so, but I'm still happy about this accomplishment, nevertheless. So this year I'm aiming slightly higher, which is around 30 books. Though, it has been a very busy year for me, so I'm crossing my fingers on this one. 

6.) I Feel More In Control Over Situation (comfort zone, anyone?)

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Truth to be told, I like to be in charge. I mean, who doesn't? If I happen to have even an ounce of entrepreneurship inside of my body; I already had become my own boss by now. But I wasn't, so we have to settle with the next best thing. Taking control of the situation in my daily life. I hate it when being told what to do by people I don't know, and hate it even more if they somehow try to influence me to follow their lead. What can I say? I just like being in control and being a homebody allows me be in my zone for like - all the TIME. If you think I would be worried about my messed up bed, cluttered dishes and messy book piles - well the answer is, I don't. That's because have my own system to keep everything organized. My solution is; clean your sh*t before you leave. So that also means, make the bed, wash the dishes and clear the piles right after you finish.

7.) Remember That Forever Alone Syndrome? (I Don't Really Feel It Anymore)

Another perks that come with being a homebody is that I learn to get used being on my own. I know it might seem like sad thing to admit but trust me - I get so used being alone that the term 'Forever Alone' doesn't mean a thing to me anymore except just a simple terms used to degrade another human being who may or may not, enjoy being ALONE. I used to be so scared that I will eventually becoming mental over my situation but so far - I have feel nothing but joy. Interactions can get tiring sometimes and that's why I tried to learn to tolerate my own company just in case the crowds are no longer around.  

8.) I Got to Enjoy Little Things More 

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There's nothing I like best than waking up early in the morning in my own bed, then coming across to the sound of the birds chirping, while drinking my morning tea. Call that boring or lame, but I like it. Hell, I LOVE it. I can't think of any other way to wake up now. There's actually something beautiful in simplicity of life, if you know where to look. I used to want bigger things or bigger dreams; now I just want to enjoy little things even more.  
9.) I Got More Time for Plants and Pet
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When I was away during my university days, I found it hard to keep a living plants, let alone pets. Now, those two things are my best friends. I love walking around the garden near my house when I got the time to watch the flower and playing with my pet even though I'm tired. It's really a quality time that I never had before and I'm enjoying every second of it by being close to home.

10.) I Found Rainy Days Are The Best Day of Them All

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Ah, rain... One of my favorite weather of them all, especially if  I'm planning to stay in. Nothing, I feel, could beats the rain and a good cuppa tea. It's almost raining at my hometown now, so maybe I should grab the book and mug close to me and start that reading, huh? 

So, I think that's it for today post. I really enjoy writing down the list of things that I love and I do hope you would enjoy reading it too. Thank you for reading this post and I hope to see you soon (well, maybe not too soon). Goodbye now and have a nice day!

Mimi says: Need a cuppa now. What to do when I'm a tea-addict? XD

Friday, April 14, 2017

How I Celebrated My 25th Birthday (ALONE & With My Family)

Hello guys. How you all doing? Hope everything went great in your life. :)

Guess what? It has been my 25th Birthday yesterday!! Whaaat??....

So, 25 years old. Still single and alive. Yup, that's come into my head right in the morning of my 25th birthday. I don't know what it's about birthday, but always, and I mean it (always), I feel like I'm more single than ever (as Chandler Bing would've say; could you be any more singler???, lolz. Not funny? Ok). At times, I found that birthday is one of those annoying day where you're reminded of who you are and at which points of life you're currently in which in my case, it doesn't really strayed much because I'm still at the same point I had always been... Single and alive.

To be fair, with myself getting older - I can almost feel that my youth is slowly leaving me behind (not like I really care, but I would loove to keep my youthful appearance as long as I can) and the clock is ticking out for my exit. Heh, what a lame realization to have on your 25th birthday (I know), but I can't help it. Awareness, another annoying thing I had and sadly, couldn't live without, but that a story for another day.

Anyway, since yesterday was my birthday and I'm kinda celebrating it alone, how would you feel if I take you on a little journey throughout my day? Are you interested? FYI, I never done this in any of my blog post related to birthday before, so this is going to be a special one. If you think celebrating birthday on your own is quite pathetic and lonely, then maybe you're *half-way* right. But I wouldn't say that it doesn't have it's own perks as well. Don't believe me? Well, just continue scrolling through this post. 

So, are you guys ready? Here we go!

13 April 2017, Thursday (My Actual Birthday)
10.16 a.m - Just another morning with my mom. She's driving. XD
p/s: Did you notice the uncle on the motorcycle *sort of* photobombing us? 
11.01 a.m - Mom usually dropped me off around here before going to her dialysis treatment.
I decided to tag along because it's pretty depressing to celebrate a 25th birthday alone at home
(my bro already went back to his uni and my dad is at work) and I would continue to worry about my thesis.
Anyway, so glad that I decided to take a little break or else I would have missed
this *flying* umbrella at Malacca Sentral. Pretty neat don't you think?
12.49 p.m - Hanging out at Starbucks alone (sob...sob). But that's okay
(I plan to meet my homie (bro) around this week anyway), and hey, what a birthday would have been
without a cake, right? (I'm glad that Starbucks also have Red Velvet cake or else I would
have to go to somewhere else to have it.)
p/s: Oh, and excuse the e-book cover. That's just have been my light reading. Ehem...ehem...
12.49p.m - My 1st selfie as 25 years old. Not bad, huh?
It's all about that lighting, guys (and some filter, haha)... ;)
12.57p.m - My view outside of Starbucks this morning. It has been pretty quiet morning
though you can still see people passing by sometimes.
5.19 p.m - Home at Last. I keep on thinking  about planting at least two new plants
(preferably green) on my birthday this year and so HERE THEY ARE! I'm going to plant
the left one outside and put the right plant inside of the house. 
5.21 p.m - Conversation with My Dad, Mr. Chain Smoker. :))
It's always nice having a little chit-chat with my dad after he come back from work.
5.43 p.m - Having some light snack in form of cereal, low fat milk, and fruit.
To be honest, I wasn't a big fan of cereal, but somehow it always tasted 2x better when I'm hungry.
8.26 p.m - Dinner with my parents. So, for dinner we went to Marrybrown at
Freeport A'Famosa since it's the closest with our home. So sad that my bro wasn't here.
Dinner does get lonely when we're missing one of our family member. :(
Close view of what we ordered. Despite of the look, it's actually quite delicious.
10.25 p.m - Home Again AT LAST! - I didn't really ask my parents anything for my birthday this year.
Silently, I feel like being able to *still* see them every single day, talking, cracking jokes and sometimes
 being mad at each other, (overall just being around them) is a great gift enough for me.
I don't think that there's any presents could ever beat that! But, hey,  if your father ask you "do you want anything
*daughter* for your birthday?" - then who am I to decline, right? (͡o‿O͡)
And since my mom already brought me 3 pairs of jeans that I just love to death, I did ask my dad to
buy me these clothes from ESpirit to match (above picture). Good thing they have 20%  off if your purchased minimum 3 piece of clothing or else this is going to cost him a bit. $$$ saved. Thanks Mom and Dad for buying stuff for me.
You guys are AWESOME!!!

14 April 2017, Friday (The Next Day After My Birthday)
Just because your homie wasn't around you on the day of your 25th birthday, who says that you can't go out there to reach out to him? I, for one, see the importance of meeting people I care about and it didn't really matter to me if it's yesterday or today; as long as I can meet them. Better late than never, I always say... Knowing that my bro won't be home during my birthday, I had decided early on to set a time and have a belated birthday lunch/dinner with him around the area of his university and since The Mines among the closest one; we had chosen there to have a our meal and just hang out together as a fam. :). But, since it's also coincide with Friday prayer's, I took the 11.30a.m bus and we're able to get together around 2.40p.m. :)

3.25p.m - Yep, right there is my homie :)
My bro just got a new haircut. Handsome boy.
3.26p.m - Right here is me with my Peach Tea.
3.28p.m - And right here is our meal. Two sets of Sundubu Jjigae with Spicy Korean Chicken.
3.29p.m - Taking a moment for selfie before eating despite feeling starving!
5.08p.m - After lunch, my brother also treat me to the Secret Recipe cake.
This one is called New York CheesecakeDelish!! We even got free tea (Darjeeling) since we dined in 
(if you dined around 3-6 p.m in here then you can get the drink for free).
6.00-ish p.m - More selfie with my bro after tea. This is the last picture before we pretty much decide to
wrapped up the day. 
6.00-ish p.m - Here's another ONE. Haha. 
Aside from hanging out with my bro to celebrate my *belated* birthday, there's also something else that has been happening. But, for the sake of privacy and people involved, I had decided to keep the story to wrap up. Let it be a secret that only I and those who are there knows. XD Anyway, it had been a long-two-days report. Thank you for spending your time reading this entry. I hope you have a great time.

Mimi says: 25 years old now. Time to make serious adult decisions. Tough love, even more tough choices. 

Thursday, April 13, 2017

The Act of Acceptance & Redemption - Part II

25 years she been on this earth
All heads had turned, yet she walks alone
25 more, she could cease to exist
Hoping for duet, yet solo she gets.

Came and gone, all of those years
In all the silence, she still able to hear
Think it once, but throw it twice
And all she got is just a wasted time

All little stardust and wishful thinking
Shut off the evil and let her dreaming
There'll be a time to let her decide
She loves you dearly, so be on her side

In every secrets that you had tried to hide
For each and one of them had been spread and apart
I wish you well and I wish you luck
Enjoy this last bit, before it get sucks

Born as a child, raised as a mother
Every small details could drive her madder
Said it's okay, but then do the other
How can anyone have loved you better?

She loved you then, and she still do now
Leaving you for better, don't ask her how
Kind-hearted angel, you'll always be in her heart
Always in her thought, even though you been living apart

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

5 Effective Ways to Stopped Yourself From Over-spending (Personal Experience)

Hello there. How you all doing? Mimi's here.

So, guys... before I went straight into the heart of this post, let me went off by saying 'Happy New Year' to everyone. I hope I wasn't too late in wishing you that because 'technically' - we're still in the middle of beginning of 2017. ;)

Now, I don't want to make a recap or anything similar of that for how 2016 had been treating me (I had my own personal vlog to remind me of that) and I'm sure that's not why you click this post at the first place, so let me just jump right into it. So, last year (during new years eve, actually), I made a rather big promise to myself  that I'm planning to keep. It's not like I haven't made one before, but this time; I'm pretty serious about it. To be honest with you, I had made so many resolutions throughout my life but I always turned frustrated in the end as my resolution become forgotten as soon as I made them. Anyway, so this year I had come down with just one. And that resolution my friend and that is to; less spending. Yes, my new year resolution is to kick out my bad, bad spending habit.

I know. In this era where everything can be bought (let it be retail or online) and new shiny item is coming out every other week, I dare to say - spending habits had become a new first world problem. Call it 'habits', 'disease', it doesn't matter because in the end; it will keep consuming us if we let them. There's a reason why it's call 'consumerism', peeps... Anyway, you probably don't understand what I'm talking about, but for those who had been on this road before (etc: staggering about buying stuff that you probably shouldn't be buying or condone themselves on daily buying), than this post might be just the one for you. Now, if you are serial buyer and wanted to kick out this bad bad habits, than I'm offering you these 5 ways that I considered to be effective. I hope it can helps you a little :).

1.) Make A List

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So, who's here who haven't done this before? Well, if you haven't, then you're clearly missing out. Making a list is one of the most easiest thing to do, not to mention; could be beneficial for you. I know that not everyone are strong enough to hold themselves back from buying more than they need, so this is where making a list can be helpful to you. Not only I found it easy for me to add things or eliminate them, but also for me to estimate my weekly budget. Of course, making a list doesn't guaranteed that I will automatically will follow them all; after all I'm still a human, but at least I get to refer to something (in case there's nobody around me that could talk me out from it) before confirming my purchase. When in doubt, it's nice feel it nice to have a second opinion (even though I AM the ONE who are writing it). 

2.) Start on a Budget

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The second way I had done in many many years is how to stick to my own budget. I know, with the unfix rate of items which can be either too cheap or too expensive, keeping to your own budget might be far fetch but it still can help. Don't give up just yet because I been there before. So, what you going to need is, yep you guess it - yet another notepad and estimation of budget. Let put your grocery expenses for a month is about RM400/89.97USD per month. Now, divided that by four weeks and you got about RM100/22.49USD per week. I'm not sure from which country you're, but in mine (Malaysia) - RM 100 per week is enough to get by for a family consist at least four family members. So, start with the essentials, eggs, sugar, veggies.... etc and then start counting the price for each items. If your budget starts to go overboard, then cut it down, but don't throw it away just yet as it can be put under next week list. Also, if the item is too expensive for the quantity - it's probably best if you just walk away from it from that week as next week you probably could get for a lot cheaper price (I'm talking about mall price). There's still plenty cheap, but healthy food you can buy from the aisle. You just gotta look for it and most importantly, be creative.

3.) Consider Bulk Purchases

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If you are under the impression that bulk purchases are far more expensive and wasteful than buying a single item, than there's a chance that you might be right... or deadly wrong. For years, my mom had been buying things in bulk and I can't help but following suit. However, based from my personal experience, there's has been be two consistent outcomes from that - either it's a good investment or she brought it too much and then forget about it. I tend to do the latter sometimes, but this year - I am all about enjoying the stuff I had purchased. So, I guess what I'm saying is that buying in bulk are more money saver (as long as I don't forget about it) :).

4.) Take Advantage on Festive Offer/Discount 

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No matter where you are or what country you're from - festive offers are unavoidable. Either it's Christmas, New Year or this upcoming Chinese New Year - there always will be some smart ways for those marketing people to get you buying things more than you need. If you're sucked into their sickening game, then that's okay - I understand the pain. But as sales and festive offers are unavoidable, you probably should start thinking about taking advantage off it. Buy stuff that you really need but would cost more and start saving it up so you could use it for the rest of the year. I promise you, taking advantage during this time; you won't regret it. But, before you start stocking up, don't forget of this one tiny detail - those expiry dates. There warehouse peeps usually wanted to get rid of the stock as quickly as possible before it went bad and this is where they can get you. I swear, I almost purchases 24 cans of Ribena sparkling soda for RM10.00 before realizing that I only had one month and a half to finish all of them off before it expired. Now I know, some people might not really care about this kind of stuff, but I do and there's no way I'm gonna take the risk of my health just to save up a couple of ringgits. No way! So, remember guys, buy in bulk if you can, but also buy smart.

5.) Let it Go: Watch Other People Get That Stuff Instead of YOU

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So, this shall be my last but not least, advice on trying to stop yourself from overspending. Let. It. Go. Just because you missed one opportunity to buy things on bulk or discount, doesn't mean that the world is over. Don't worry hon, there will be a similar deals in the future. I couldn't tell you how many times that I had gone through this scenario; I brought something that I like and think as the best offer, then figure out that there's even better deal the next day. I keep on thinking how stupid I was for not being patient and cursing myself, But those days are over now, I refuse to agonize over it anymore. These days I had become a little brave to admit that some days, it just aren't my day. How to know when to let go? Well, here's how... The moment if the items is not on your list or you start hesitating to buy them - that's when. How to deal with it afterwards? Easy as pie... Watch other people get that thing instead and be glad that THEY ARE THE ONE WHO GETS IT. Think yourself lucky and know why? It's THEIR MONEY that came out from their pocket, NOT YOURS. Sometimes, a hyped stuff doesn't always turned out good so be grateful that you are not apart of that madness. 

Okay guys, I guess that's it guys for today's post. I hope you learn one thing on two from my personal experience buying. Seriously, I know it's hard to contain yourself once you start to spending (even I'm still  fighting my impulses of buying every single day). But, as a human who had enough to be suck into consumerism oblivion - I gotta try anyway.  So, with that in mind - thank you for reading this entry and I see you on the next post. Bye bye!

Mimi Says: The One With  A Plan and... Budget.

Friday, December 16, 2016

5 Must Try Products from The Body Shop Store (2016)

Hello there! How everyone doing? Hope everything went well in your life. As for me, I'm feeling pretty good and as always, thanks for clicking on this post.

So, as you can read from above title - today I'm gonna talk a little bitty about one of my current favorite shop; The Body Shop (TBS). I am quite into bath products lately and I think some of the product from TBS are real good. I'm going to share a couple of them in here today and I will try my best to make it as simple and informational as possible. If you never been to this store or check out the online one yet, you will quickly realize that there's a plenty of choices offered by TBS and for first timers ( trust me, I been here before), making the right decisions can be a little bit overwhelming. Therefore, to ensure that your first experience buying from this store are the happy ones and worth it, I'm listing off a couple of my favorite product from this store. Now, I know that I'm just a stranger and there's no good reason for you to be listening to my suggestion, but you click/found this post... My guess is that you must be at least interest to know about the must try products from TBS. Anyway, putting that thought on a high note - I certainly hope that my list could be inspiring to you and surely, I'll be happy if it helps you out to make the decision. ;)

Alright, as promised - so here's are a couple of my favorites ones that you should definitely try out if you are new to this shop. I fall in love with the products, right after I first testing/applying it out. I'm sure, other TBS products work very well too, but these are my all-time-favorites. Trust me, they are the best! You definitely won't regret it!

1.) The Body Butters

Shea, Strawberry, Coconut, Raspberry, and Olive, and are just a couple of my all-time favorites.

If this is your first time trying out body butters from TBS, there's no way you could do wrong, especially with the first two. I really love the natural and nutty smell from shea body butter every time I applied it on my skin, and deeply smitten towards the fresh strawberry scent emitted every time I applied the strawberry one. Both are real good. However, having just two body butters can be a little bit boring so I like to mixed it up a little. My three other favorites had to be the coconut (they ran out this quite often so make sure you grab it the moment they had this in the store), raspberry (also quite hard to find, considering that it's a season kind of thing), and once in a blue moon; olives (because what could ever go wrong by putting olive on your skin?).

Anyway, what I like about these body butters how moisturizing it feels every time I applied it on my skin and how long the smell last (some even lasted 48 hours). I also like that they had two sizes for every scent (50ml and 200ml) and how it fits for any occasions when I need them (50 ml for travelling, 200 ml for daily use). However, I often buy it in the small size (50ml) and try to make it last for about a month, maybe more. The reason for me sizing up on the travel size is to ensure that by the end of the month, all my body butters are gone so that no germs can starts building up inside my body butters (not like I'm a germ freak or anything, but...) and I'm free to try out other scent again. ;)

2.) The Shower Cream

Again, just like the body butter, I also have an unexplained fondness for certain scent for my shower cream. However, since I usually prefer to use soap bars instead of shower cream - I didn't have a wide range of favorite, but the scent coming from these three shower creams; Strawberry, Shea and Mango are absolutely gorgeous! Refreshing (strawberry), natural (shea) and ever-so-yummy (mango), these three are definitely worth trying out because I had used them before and I like it.

3.) The Facial Cleanser

Well, when it comes to facial cleanser, there's no easy answer to my problems. For starter, I had an oily type of skin which only gets worse as the day continues. Now that is not really appealing so, naturally - I had to get rid of them somehow, right? Thank God that I finally found these two products; Seeweed Deep Cleasing and Tea Tree Facial Wash. I used the Seeweed facial during the day to help me control those nasty oils on my face and I finished it off by putting on the Tea Tree to get rid of the scar and unwanted blemishes for the night. So far it's working so good. I'm so happy that I finally find these two little savior! 

4.) Soap Bar

So, as I already mentioned above - I absolutely loveee all of my soap bars. I prefer them more than the shower cream, obviously for many personal reasons. I like using soap bars so much, that I can't wait for each and one of them to finish off so I could use the new one. So what are my all-time favorites from The Body Shop? Well that definitely had to be Wild Argan Oil, Shea, Strawberry, Olive and Mango, my friend.

5.) Hands and Foot Cream/Spray

There's no way I'm leaving this list entry without telling you what my favorite hands and foot cream/spray are. No way! So, here comes the solution for one of the most hard-working parts of your body (hands) and one of the most neglected parts of the body (feet)... I mean, guys - you should know that hands and foot needs love too and this is where my list is gonna come handy. Anyway, so what kind of hands and foot cream you should be hunting if you're planning on buying from The Body Shop? Well, I got a couple of suggestion for you guys so please - brace yourself... I highly recommended Almond Hand and Nail Cream, Strawberry Hand Cream, Argan Oil Hand Cream, Honey and Beeswax Hand and Foot Butter, and last but not least, Peppermint Foot Spray for the first spin. I know that's pretty a lot but trust me, you don't have to get all of them - just one for each (hands or foot) are enough. After a week or two, you will definitely start seeing the difference. You will immediately realize how moisturizing and healthy your hands/foot had become from using one or all of these products.

So, I guess that's it guys.... My 5 must try products from The Body Shop. Now, of course, I'm not encouraging you to buy everything I had listed in here, nor I'm being an advocate/getting paid from TBS. I'm just stating you my preference with a high hope that in some small way, it could be beneficial for a person out there who had never buy any products from this shop before or didn't have a clue on what they should get on their first buyout. Anyway, I really hope you enjoyed this list, please leave a comment if you feel like doing so and most of all, thanks you for reading this entry! See you soon.

Mimi Says: Taking bath/shower will never feel the same again after experiencing The Body Shop.

Monday, December 12, 2016

Mimie's Picked Songs:Triple Album Reviews - featuring Bruno Mars, The Weeknd & Ariana Grande

Hello there. How you all be doing? Mimi's here.

So, it's been almost a year since I last made my feature artist of the month/year. I can't believe that a year had gone off like that without me making any reviews about the latest album that I'm currently/had been loving. Well, to be honest, that's because I haven't got into any good artist lately. All the songs on the radio sounded the same to me, all the mainstreams junk and I couldn't be bothered to catching up with the rest of the world.

However, just because I hate most of the mainstream songs and would avoided it at all cost doesn't mean that there weren't any out there that is good. I know that there's and I'm not a total hater, alright? So, this post is going to be all about that. I do hope you guys enjoyed the rest of this list. ;)


1.) Bruno Mars - '24K'                                                                  Date Released: 18 Nov 2016

Alright, so I wasn't exactly a fan of Bruno Mars when he first come out (2009/2010). Seriously, I'm not a big fan and certainly never hope to see the day where I'm gonna like this guy and his music. But, fast forward to seven years later - I'm now singing a 'different'  tune. Yes, I definitely like this guy now. Haha. So, it took me his third album to finally understand what people are talking about this guy and I can't believe that t took me this long... Seriously, this guy not only great, but phenomenal! I like nearly half of the songs from this almost and that's really saying a lot. I guess it's true what they said - third time is a charm. I know who Bruno Mars before, but this new album certainly makes me feel like discovering him again. This album is so great, I don't think I have a word for it. As Bruno said so himself - he drawn his main inspiration while writing for this album was to write it like a movie, imagining all them girls screaming out his name and.... you know what, let me just stop myself right there. I'll let the album speaks for itself.

Below are the tracklist from Bruno latest album '24K' and the one highlighted in black are the ones I'm digging right now. So, let's check it out yo!

Album Tracklist

1.) 24k Magic
2.) Chunky
3.) Perm
4.) That's What I Like
5.) Versace On The Floor
6.) Straight Up and Down
7.) Calling On My Lovelies
8.) Finesse
9.) Too Good To Say Goodbye

The Weeknd - 'Starboy'                                                                       Date Released: 25 Nov 2016

So, it was during last year when I first found out about The Weeknd and the song was 'Earned It'. Yup. You heard me right. Most of you people probably know this by now, but if you don't - 'Earned It' is one of the official soundtrack from 'Fifty Shades of Grey' movie and boy - was I real excited about that movie last year or not (hence this song). Hehe. Anyway, so that song get me to hearing Abel ak.a The Weekend musics at the first place and my curiosity only grew from there. But, as it turns out, 'Earned It' it wasn't enough to earn my love for Abel and it become the only song I seem to dig in from this upcoming Canadian born singer. However, just like the story with Bruno Mars and 24K, then 'Starboy' come out. And boy, how my opinion and preference had changed. I found myself beginning to dig The Weeknd, again.

Alright, I don't have much to say except that almost similar like '24K', I can feel like Abel is telling his own story in here. Not in the way how Bruno Mars envision his, of course (with them screaming girls, like a movie...etc), but more honest and direct story-telling of his past life. Now of course, I don't know a lot about Abel and his past life - but a lot of the lyric in his songs feels like it hit the homerun to me. Honest, Compelling and if I dare to say - a bit SAVAGE. Haha. Well, I really like it when musician starts putting a piece of their life into their songs. Makes you become less wonder and starts to understand where these musician is coming from because if there anything to know about them celebrities and musicians is, not a lot of them were born with a silver spoon on their mouth (except Adam Levine, Taylor Swift, and Lady Gaga, maybe). I mean, everybody had their own humble beginnings, am I right?

So, below are the tracklist from Abel latest album 'Starboy'. The one highlighted in black are the ones I'm digging right now. Scroll down and check it out!

Album Tracklist

1.) Starboy (feat. Daft Punk)
2.) Party Monster
3.) False Alarm
4.) Reminder
5.) Rockin
6.) Secrets
7.) True Colors
8.) Stargirl Interlude (ft Lana De Ray)
9.) Sidewalks (feat Kendrick Lamar)
10.) Six Feet Under
11.) Love To Lay
12.) A Lonely Night
13.) Attention
14.) Ordinary Life
15.) Nothing Without You
16.) All I Know (feat Future)
17.) Die For You
18.) I Feel It Coming (feat Daft Punk)

Ariana Grande - 'Dangerous Woman'                                               Date Released: 20 May 2016

So, this is my 2nd picked songs from album entry for Ariana Grande. Love this gal, she is real great. Her songs most consists from RnB, Ballads, and Pop and I'm just a huge sucker for RnB. No song is as sexy and laid back as RnB (in my opinion, at least). So, after almost a year touring and promote songs from her second album 'My Everything', my gal had finally arrive with her third album, previously titled as 'Moonlight' and re-titled as 'Dangerous Woman'. She said she changed the title because 'dangerous' sounds more like her and her life progression, to which I say - do whatever your heart tell you gal, nobody stopping. I honestly have no problem with that, as long she keep on releasing these awesome tracks on her album. However, after been left hanging for almost a year, I was left with a bit of disappointed feelings with this new album. 

That's because, despite of many of her singles are making at the Billboard chart, not a lot of them become my personal favorites (remember when I said, I didn't like mainstream music? Well, a lot of them are in this album :( ). And don't let me start talking about the cover art she uses in this album... A woman wearing a latex mask in a shape of bunny? Is that supposed to be cute or sexy? Or both? I don't know, but I don't think it look good on her at all. In fact, I feel like it's a little bit disturbing. Like we had this petite singer in a latex mask that almost resembles things that BDSM community might like to wear and as a girl and semi-fan; how am I supposed to react to this? Should I like it for it's artistic representation or should I freaking walk away and not make this review at all? Anyway, I choose not to be dramatic and carry on with this review anyway cause I still feel some of the new songs from this album deserves some praise and love.

So, are you guys ready? Those highlighted are the one that I used to dig. I might not liking it so much but don't forget to check this album out...

Album Tracklist

1.) Moonlight
2.) Dangerous Woman
3.) Be Alright
4.) Into You
5.) Side to Side feat Nicki Minaj
6.) Let Me Love You feat Lil Wayne
7.) Greedy
8.) Leave Me Lonely ft Mach Gray
9.) Everyday feat Future
10.) Sometimes
11.) I Don't Care
12.) Bad Decisions
13.) Touch It
14.) Knew Better / Forever Boy
15.) Thinking Bout You
16.) Step On Up
17.) Jason's Song (Gave It Away)
18.) Focus

And that's a wrapped, I think. Thank you for reading this entry. I really hope you enjoy this list, leave a comment if you want to but most of all - do have a real nice day. Goodbye and see you around, guys!

Mimi Says: As the year is wrapping up, I'm so glad that I have all of these nice albums that I can listened too. What a great way of ending my year. 

Sunday, October 30, 2016

Addicted to Changes

Hello guys... How you all doing? Hope everything went well in your life.

As for me, I'm alright. Thanks if you had been thinking about me.

So, it's been a while since I wrote something in this blog. I'm not sure if anybody even read this, but what the heck - I'm  writing about it anyway. There hasn't been a day since I'm writing this blog (est 2010), that I hasn't been writing for myself. I don't know why... Maybe because personally I thought it is a fun and a great way to keep good memories intact with me as long as I live.

Anyway, the title for today post is 'Addicted to Changes'. When I wrote 'addicted', I meant it as myself, getting addicted at certain things, or in this case - changes. Yes, I love changes. Changes is good. Changes help you grew. Changes made you do things you never thought you could have done. But, as much as I like changes; I'm also very careful with what I'm changing. You see, I don't wanna be changing too much. To me, a person who are changing too much are only a bunch of insecure people, while the one who refuses to change at all is an idiot. That's why I'm trying to be careful. I think it's hard enough to change yourself, let alone want other people to accommodate and changing for you. 

But, here's the thing... Even though I want to change and be better at it, human wise - I wasn't always successful. Besides that, I also learned that things just doesn't simply happened because I wanted them too. I'm only human, so it's kind of expected of me to make mistakes. Anyway, if thing had started to go 'shitty' - what do I do then? I make amends, of course. I'll find a way to compensate. And normally, I'll do it by changing some things around me.

One of the simplest way to do that is by changing my working space. Yes, since I'm working on my thesis right now and only going out on weekends; a lot of my time had been spent in here. That's why, how I arrange it is very important... I need my work space to be comfortable and accessible. Also, just because I called it as 'work space' - it doesn't necessarily be boring. This also explains why I choose to have three different working space in my house; the study room, the couch and my room. Sometimes I even do it in dining table, especially if it's during breakfast or lunch hour. Yes, I change my work space back and forth, whenever I can; all for the sake to make me happy while doing my work and make it more interesting.

Recently, I also been busy in trying to change the house atmosphere as well. Whenever I'm in the mood, I like re-decorating and despite of the long hours of planning and execution - I still able to find it enjoyable and exciting. So, what I did was to re-decorate the kitchen by re-painting the cupboard and adding more deco stuff. I used to hate walking down towards the kitchen because there's so many stuff there, now the place looks awesome - I couldn't wait to get in there. But, here's a little irony... Even though the kitchen looks great now, I still don't like cooking. It's just really not my thing and I don't think I would cook even if it could save my life. Why? Well, one of the thing is that I hate making mess. I like to keep the place clean and that's why I avoided cooking if possible. The only way to drag my ass there is to make a cup of tea, but I guess that's a story for a different day...

So, that's it then... The story of me and my 'addiction' to changes. Changes. It's such a simple words but enough to make difference in my life. That why I like it so much, I guess...

Thanks for reading this entry. Have a nice day you all's... ;) 

Mimi says: Changing is Good for Your Soul.