Tuesday, October 14, 2014

St. Moritz, Switzerland



365 days ago……………

The day started with breathtaking scenery as we were heading to St. Moritz, Switzerland.

St. Moritz is one of the famous vacation spots in Europe especially during winter because of its excellent ski facilities. It is situated next to Engadine's lakescape at 1,856 meters above sea level, and is surrounded by many 5 stars prestigious hotels.

We departed from Bavaria, Germany and crossed the border of Austria  to reach St Moritz. On our back to Lugano, we had our coffee break at Italy and that's how we toured four countries in ONE day. 



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Began to enjoy the gorgeous scenery as we passed the little towns


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Entering Switzerland... the snow wonderland


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A miniaturized village tucked quietly in the valleys of the Swiss Alps...

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Unbelievably beautiful.


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Finally we could get off from the bus to enjoy the fresh crisp air!


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We had our first meal at Switzerland in HAUSER RESTAURANT, which was ranked number 5 out of 90 restaurants in St. Moritz as published on Tripadvisor!


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Cauliflower cream soup


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Grilled Swiss chicken breast with herbs sauce, mashed potato and green peas.


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Burned custard. Quite a delightful culinary experience I would say.


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It’s time to explore this cozy little town that sits on the side of the mountain in front of Lake St. Moritz!


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Too bad that we only had like 45 minutes to explore this beautiful place. Time did not permit us to play with the snow T_T


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I enjoyed the natural beauty of the town as it has the lake and surrounded by the Swiss Alps all around! So breathtaking!


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Photos with two beautiful ladies from Kuantan


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The St. Moritz lake. In winter months, this lake makes way for winter sports.


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Look at the towering mountains at the mid of Autumn! It was quiet and peaceful


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We traveled along the zigzag mountain roads in the Alps when on our way to Lugano


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Switzerland never failed to surprise us with the captivating scenery and St Moritz looked like a million dollar town with its shimmering lake, emerald forests and snowy mountains!



Monday, October 13, 2014

Quickie: Oct 2014



Just a short update on what I have been doing recently! September was a very challenging month for hubby and me because that was the total change of our lifestyle. not only we sent Ken to preschool in early of the month but we also babysit him from 6pm until the next morning! All the while Ken was with baby sitter day and night but we decided to make a change by bringing him home after work as he is now a toddler and I no longer need to suffer from the midnight feeding and crying.

But things go a little beyond my expectation because being the parents of a hyperactive and dependent toddler is very challenging. I sacrificed my drama time to be with him, doing some crafts, reading, writing or watching some educational cartoon series. Though this is tiring (the mentioned activities sound not that energy-consuming but actually he will keep running or disobeying your instructions or purposely do something that you say NO) but the fact is he will not stay little forever and few years down the road he will not play and comb my hair, lie down on my laps asking me to rock him like a baby, touch my face and say "I want to sayang mummy", hold my hand and say "I love mummy so much".


Every weekend I will TRY do a weekly planning for the activities to be done by Ken as usually I'll reach home at 7.30pm and time only permits me to have dinner, shower, 30-45 minutes of play time with Ken and prepare stuffs for the next day.



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Bought him a magnetic maze from HAPE few months ago. I love this very much because it is a perfect travel companion that keeps my boy busy and yet inspire learning and problem solving. This really helps to develop the eye-hand coordination as well as pencil control.


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Color sorting


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Craft time is a must do activity at least once a week


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My mischievous boy will always challenge me when I tell him not to something dangerous.


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Play time before going to bed


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Shopping = running for Ken


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Not easy to take a photo with him nowadays


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There’s something wonderful about seeing a cross, scrunched up face turn into a broad grin and then explode with laughter.


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He has a smile to break a million hearts.


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Love these Hello Kitty books but hubby said they were only for girls so Ken could only get to flip the page in the book store. But few days after this I bought THREE Hello Kitty activity books for Ken because they were too cute and colorful!


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Reading is definitely not my hobby but I will try to make this as Ken's hobby. LOL


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Dealing with tantrums is part and parcel of being the parent of a two-year-old. Ken is now fully transformed into a rebellious toddler that says no to almost everything or refusing to do as he is told. Though he can be stinking cute sometimes especially when he imitates the adult, but the terrible two behaviour are killing me!


I'm trying hard to avoid scolding or screaming. And the new tactic that I'm using now is DISTRACTION! This works pretty well when he's not in full flown tantrum. Well, I'm still exploring different tactics. But what I can tell you is parenting nowadays is even more challenging than working!


Alright, that's all for now because it's time to sleep! Bye!




Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Beauty Notebook



Hello! I'm here today to share with you my latest cosmetic and skincare products. Finding a good product is like a treasure hunt for me and the process will never end as the fast-paced technological break-through will always attract me to try on something new!


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Dr. Jart Black Label BB Cream. This little tube of moisturiser + sunscreen + foundation is geared towards people that likes easy makeup routine. I'm loving it because of the fuss-free application and it really gives me a radiant complexion! I'm using my second tube despite all the drawbacks of BB cream I heard from the beauticians!


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DIORSKIN Forever Flawless Perfection Fusion Wear Liquid Foundation. I have been looking for a liquid foundation that offers good coverage and matte finish as my skin is blemish-prone and oily. So far this delivers the desirable result. I hate my skin as any powder type foundation will give a cakey look. To ensure smooth application, I always mix it with a drop of hydrating essence and paint on my face using a sponge. However, I still prefer Dr. Jart BB Cream for daily use as it gives me a more natural looking complexion.


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METHODE SWISS Thermal Oxygen Overnight Eye Mask from SASA. I always use this whenever my eye area is dry and it has become my best companion ever since I started to sacrifice my beauty routine time for Ken. Ken is really hyperactive even he's having a bad cough. He's just like "Energiser" with super long-lasting durability LOL


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Etude House Wonder Pore Whipping Foaming. This wash is great for sensitive skin because it contains no parabens, fragrances, talc, artificial pigment, or animal ingredients. It also claims to have skin benefits of sebum control, skin refining, moisturising and etc. 


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This is how it looks like! It cleanses the pores and leaves my skin fresh and soft! It also can be used as a 5 minutes rinse-off mask once a week for deep cleansing purpose.


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SK II Facial Treatment Essence. I started to use this three weeks ago but yet I have not seen any visible result. Will update you guys if this essence gives me a miracle!

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BROWLASH Eyebrow Pencil and Liquid from SASA. This is the only eyebrow pencil that won my heart for more than 5 times of repeat purchase! It is a two-end eyebrow pencil which offers both pencil and liquid type. Liquid end is good to resist water, sweat and sebum. My skin is extremely oily and I hate those eyebrow pencil that fade away after I blot my face with oil absorbing paper.


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Love it's brown color that matches to my hair color! The pencil doesn't need sharpening since you just need to twist it and I guarantee you a smooth application without clogs!


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K-Palette Real Lasting Eyebrow Pencil from SASA. This is more long-lasting than Browlash, however it gives a big problem during application as it leaves clogs on my brow which requires me to keep combing. I just used it for like a week and I have abandoned it by keeping it into my KIV box.


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CLIO Gelpresso Glow Tint from Watson. This is a Korean trendy lip tint that gives jelly-like finish and also moisturize and protect the lips. It is dispensed by twisting the bottom part of the lipstick container. I love to use this during work days due to the non-sticky and non-greasy gloss finish.


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CANDY DOLL Lip Gloss from SASA. Bought this little tube of sticky heaven because SWEET pink shade has been in my list for long and when I found this, I straight away picked and paid at the cashier as I always have high confidence in Japanese products. This is best used on top of a matte lip color. Choose this if you have fair skin and I'm certain that you will look so much younger!


Alright! That's all for this time! See you all soon!




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