[Fashion] Earth Tone X White BROKEN Boots

21 May

Finally I have found some time to update my blog and show you some pictures that I took in Kobe. Weather was nice and we had such a great time exploring the little town. I was wearing my favourite pair of white boots, and to my great horror it was broken! So I guess this would be the last time you see it :0 Let me know if you can find out which part of it is broken? Hehe…

This is probably the first time I ever attempted a combination of earth tone. The dress surprisingly goes well with the white sweater and the creamy white knit jacket. I did not plan this outfit, I just somehow mix and match it when I have no idea what to wear 🙂 Some times, surprise awaits when you least expected it.

These pictures were taken in a tourist attraction called Kitano Ijikan in Kobe. We spent half a day strolling around this cute little district. It was beautiful.

I hope you enjoy these pictures as much as we enjoy taking it. I have been really really busy lately due to family commitment and increased work load. I wish I will find ways to update this blog as often as possible. Thank you so much for reading and wishing you a wonderful week ahead!


[Travel] Kyoto Couple Kimono Experience

3 May

One of the best things we experienced in Kyoto:

Couple Kimono Rental

It was just fun, especially when we got to play dressed up together!

Upon arrival, we were greeted by the friendly stylist and her assistant who speak a little bit of English. They so patiently showed me the delicate designs that they carry and opened the cover one by one for me to choose the one that I like. Contrary to my usual self (who likes loud and fanciful designs), this time I opted for a plain design with small prints of colourful flowers on it. It makes me look more like a “wife” figure I thought.

Then I got to choose the belt, cord and an inner scarf before the dressing up process began. It does involve professional skill to put on as it has so many layers and knots. I was so happy when I am all dressed up, and just when I was admiring myself in the Kimono in front of the mirror, I remembered the first question that popped up on my mind was: So… How do I go toilet in this?

It came with matching tote bags (for both of us) and a complete hair styling session with accessories. Japanese are so into details and they always make sure customers are genuinely happy with them.

Kelvin chose a dark purple kimono to match my outfit. And I recalled he was joking with me, doubting whether he can last whole day and function properly in that attire. In fact he did! We walked almost 10000 steps in our kimonos and geta (slippers)!!

We explored the Arashiyama area, walked around Togetsukyo Bridge and visited the infamous bamboo groves.

The Best Thing?

We’ve got a photographer with us!!

This was also the first time we worked with a Japanese photographer. He followed us so patiently and took pictures of us without giving cues. So we felt really carefree and natural. The pictures I showed here are just few from the 500 pictures he took for us (YES, IT’S THAT MANY!)

Special thanks to Ume Sakura kimono rental for dressing us up in these beautiful couple kimono set! Unlike most kimono rentals who offer fancy and colourful designs to tourists, Ume Sakura provides traditional real Kyoto style kimono rental service. So if you are interested to dress up in authentic Kyoto style kimono next time when you are in town, you know where to go 🙂

Visit their website HERE or connect with them via Facebook for updates.

I hope you enjoy this post entry as much as I enjoy writing it. It was an amazing experience that I would definitely recommend for you and your partner next time when you are in Kyoto.



7 Things You Need To Know Before An Under Eyes Injectable Filler

30 Apr

Under Eyes Filler

Many women complain about their under-eye hollows (tear trough). It makes them look tired and weary even when they are not! And the hollowness is very unlikely to be covered by make up and concealer due to the volume loss caused by aging.

Good news is, it can be fixed by injectable fillers. The filler will “fill” the area to restore volume and rejuvenate your under-eye and upper cheek.

So before opting for an under eye hollow (tear troughs) injectable filler, here are the 7 things you would want to know:

1. How does it work?

Tear troughs are formed gradually due to loss of bone or thinning of the tissue superficially i.e.  muscle, fat, skin as we age. So by injecting the filler, it helps in “filling up” the volume loss and make one look fresher and younger.

2. Does it hurt?

I would say it is well tolerated even without numbing cream as the filler used here (refer to Q5) contains lidocaine. A combination of techniques is used to reduce discomfort.

3. How long will the effect last?

Generally 3-12months depends on type of filler used, individual own body metabolism and post injection care.

4. Why need a experienced certified doctor to do it?

Eye area is a delicate area and injection under the eye required very skilled injection. A skilled doctor not just reduce the side effects and complication, also make the filler effect looks natural without bumps or unevenness.

5. The brand of the filler?

Restylane. It is the best filler to treat these hollows, which can deliver immediate results. And if the results is undesirable, hyaluronidase can be injected into the area to dissolve the Restylane away.

6. Any side effects or down time?

It is a ‘lunch break procedure’, meaning that the down time is very minimal. Slight swollen and redness will be noted after injection but usually wean off quickly. Sometimes bruises may happen. Infection and blood vessel blockage are rare under trained doctor’s hand.

7. Any precautions after the treatment?

Avoid alcohol, blood thinner medicine or supplement, garlic and make sure no cold sore at facial region. Avoid heat, sun, sauna and exercises.

I hope that by now you have more understandings about the under eyes (tear troughs) injectable filler and how it work in making eyes look bright and smart 🙂
Actually I have been thinking about getting this procedure done long time ago, but was really worried about the procedure and wonder if it is “safe” to do so. We have been hearing a lot of horror story about aesthetic surgery fail. Therefore after doing research and consultation, I have decided to go for my first filler treatment at TOX AND FIL MEDICAL AESTHETIC (during lunch break!).
under eyes filler
Doctor carefully cleaned the under eyes area to prep it for the injection.
You can actually see from the picture that my tear trough problem was quite serious.
under eyes filler
Numbing cream was applied to reduce the discomfort during the procedure.
under eyes filler
After about 20 minutes, the injection procedure began.
I must admitted that I was very nervous to a point that I did not even dare to move a bit.
It didn’t really hurt though 🙂
under eyes filler
The result is instant!
I went back to work straight after the procedure 🙂
My eyes were swollen a bit on the first day, and it subsided the next day.
Below is a before and after picture I took one day after the procedure.
You can see that it greatly improves the under-eye hollows problem!
under eyes filler before after
Personally I think it does help me to look refreshed and young.
under eye filler
If you are interested in improving your under eyes hollow problem, make sure you make your appointment today for a professional consultation:


No.16, Jalan Austin Heights 8/9,
Taman Austin Heights,
81100 Johor Bahru, Johor.
Or you can connect with Tox And Fill vis Facebook to receive updates:
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 Thank you so much for reading!

[Travel] Under The Cherry Blossom Tree

25 Apr

How magical it is…

To be dreaming under the cherry blossom tree with you.

No words can describe how magical it is to row a boat under the blooming cherry blossom trees. I would say this is the most wonderful experience in Tokyo for us. We queued for almost an hour to experience this goodness of spring, cherry blossom and a little quiet moment we got to spend together. If you are travelling in Tokyo during Spring time, you should really visit Chidoriga-Fuchi Park for this one-of-a-kind experience.

The boating experience was really fun and romantic. When Kelvin rowed our boat passed other boats, he would so kindly offer other couples to take pictures for them in the middle of the lake. So they passed us their hand phones to take pictures for them and every time after he snapped the picture, the wind blew our boat away. Kelvin then needed to row a little bit to return the phone. The boat was wobbly and it made the whole experience so fun and exciting. The cold wind blew on our faces, every little moves that we made would make the boat wobble even more. That was a really magical moment to me.

I have been really busy with work and family lately and it explains the lack of words in this post. I truly hope that you enjoy these pictures as much as we enjoy taking it. Please leave me some comments to tell me how do you like this post.




[Fashion] Weekends Style X Summer Maxi Dress

21 Mar

I do have a thing for summer maxi dress.

Made of cotton, this dress flows like a dream when I immerse myself in the humid tropical breeze.

While we cannot be possibly go on a major vacation every week, we certainly can go on a minor one. A mini vacation begins with switching off your mobile devices and relax in your chair.

When I take my mini vacations, I picture myself lying on the chair beside the infinity pool, overlooking the horizon. I visualize the warmth of the sun and the humid tropical breeze. In the background, I hear the sound of water and imagine the taste of a glass of cooling sweet fruit punch.

After only a few minutes of this mental escape, I feel rejuvenated, and ready for the rest of the day ahead.

Our minds are extremely potent devices. The subconcious mind cannot really tell the difference between an image that we envision and one that is real. So by taking a virtual mini vacation, we fool our mind into thinking we are taking this quick break from our daily routines and invokes many of the wonderful physical benefits of a real vacation.

Thank you so much for reading and I hope you enjoy this post as much as I enjoy crafting it 🙂


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