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Boracay Photolog

Hello all,

I have been away in Boracay last week and just came back.. I have tons and tons of photos but here’s a little short post on photos taken there… Will update more when I have a bit more time.. and have recuperated….

These are the photos from sunrise, to sunset 🙂
Boracay Sunrise 5amBoracay Diniwid Beach from Spider houseBoracay  Spider houseSan Miguel PilsenDiniwid Beach Nami ResortBoracay Fridays Resort
Hair Flip in Diniwid BeachYoga in BoracayParawsailing in BoracayParawsailing 2Puka Beach JumpPuka BeachRed Pirates Paraw

after puka beach coveGlobe Trotting BuddiesBoracay SunsetBoracay Sunset heartBoracay Sunset Hair flipBoracay Phoenix Fire Performance

till then

xoxo

 

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Beach Bumming Essentials

puka beach

Puka Beach

puka shell beach Just another excuse to put up more Boracay photos, cause it’s just SO SO beautiful.

Having gone to Boracay and Krabi earlier this year, I have some essentials to pack for any beach, ok, any summer holiday. I suppose you could very well guess that sunblock and aloe vera gel is important cause you don’t wanna have burnt skin after the holiday. So which type or brand of sunblock should you get ? I have some favourites, here they are.

beach essentialsBanana Boat Ultra Protect SPF 50 with aloe vera for the body. Well, this one differs. We also tried Nivea when in Boracay, the SPF was between 50-70. Just reapply every couple of hours especially on the shoulder as it is most exposed.

Sunplay SPF130 for the face. i must say this is one of the most watery sunblock I’ve ever used, but for the face, it’s really good as it is not oily and it doesn’t leave a sticky feeling after. Reapplication is only necessary after a swim.

Aloe Vera Gel. Well, this one here is not really my fav but when we were in Boracay, we used Nature Republic’s Aloe Vera gel, and I tell you, it is just BLISS to apply it after your shower, after a long day under the sun. Plus, it reduces the chances of getting sun burnt or skin peeling as it moisturizes your skin as well.

Nuxe Huile Prodigieuse is probably one of my fav, especially if you want a after sun GLOW. Instead of looking just tan or charred, you get a nice after-tan glow and again, it moisturizes your skin too! Using regular lotion wouldn’t get you that glow.

Waterproof pouch. Oh. Em. Gee. It’s the best thing ever. We got it in Boracay for about RM10-15 per pouch and this one is a Nissin brand cause I’m special OK. It is good if you wanna take some photos while you are near the water but it is NOT recommended for it to be submerged in the water for a long time. We tried and there were little drops of water in the pouch. But if you’re thinking of just chilling on the float, then it is a good choice.

Sunglasses, of course you need ’em.

Snacks and some accessories can come in handy 😉 Straw hats and poncho / shawl could be useful too, seriously.

puka beach beer

Or make your own Floral Headwear / Flower Crown (tutorial here)

 

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20 random facts

Hello!

Well I’m seeing lots of these posts lately on FB, IG and blog posts. No one tagged me to do it (actually no one tags me for anything, not even ice bucket challenge but it’s okay haha) but I wanted to jump on this bandwagon too.

So here we go!

1. I did 3 years of Architecture studies in my college years and got a diploma in it before deciding it wasn’t for me and went on to study pastry. But saying that I think I can be a good decorator.

2. So I enrolled in Le Cordon Bleu in Sydney (because the one in Paris spoke French, London was kinda far and expensive, Tokyo was in Japanese / French) and did a stint in French Patisserie in 2006. Best time of my life.

3. I’m extremely annoyed with everyone’s favourite cake from Alexis; the tiramisu. Just freaking because a tiramisu is as traditional as mascarpone cheese, with savoiardi (sponge fingers) soaked in espresso and some kahlua and dusted in cocoa powder. No strawberry sauce and NO praline nuts. I’m just a little particular with traditional cakes and desserts.

4. I had braces for 4 years (because it was provided by the government dental dept) and had 5 teeth pulled out. Btw, I only paid RM700 for it so no complains.

5. I am very thankful that I do not have any allergies. *touchwood*

6. I have 5 (used to 6) dogs but I guess you already know that.

7. I have traveled to more than 20 major cities (Bangkok, Hat Yai, Krabi, Singapore, Melbourne, Sydney, Perth, Brisbane, Boracay, Taipei, Hualien, Seoul, Hong Kong, Macau, Shenzhen, Fuzhou, my kampung in China but I cannot remember the name now, Paris, London, Amsterdam, Brussels) worldwide but I have never been to East Malaysia.

8. My travel wishlist before I turn 30 years old was to Paris and Japan and I can cross that off this year, so I’m going to set another travel KPI before the age of 35, to Italy, Spain and New York.

9. I have a mole on my forehead that is in crescent shape cause my mom brought me to remove it but it didn’t jadi so only half came out, and the other half is still here. T__T

10. I used to have single eyelid but went for double eyelid procedure at the age of 18 or 19.

11. I never drank coffee before the age of 21 (Ok I only can drink kopitiam style Kopi-O before that) because I don’t like (still) instant coffee, any coffee with creamer, coffeemate, condensed milk, or evaporated milk. I only ever started to drink coffee when I was in Sydney and thus the only coffee I would drink now is the Aussie way (or at least influenced by). My to-go coffee beverage is piccolo latte or a flat white, no sugar or syrup; unless it is ungodly bitter and you won’t see me there again.

12. I think many people don’t appreciate cakes in general here in Msia because what is served is …………. not real. condensed milk is not real, some butter (but name themselves butter’somthing ) is not real, some creams are too white that they are not real, some yogurts are not real, some milks are also not real. So I really don’t blame them. At least eggs are real loh ok!

13. I have perfect eyesight, no need for glasses on contact lenses (oh Thank God for that)

14. I don’t have an answer when people ask me what is my favourite dessert. I could tell you it’s an Opera but that’s not true. Maybe my favourite dessert is always the next one.

15. I read manuals and can fix up alot of ikea cabinets or whatever cabinets / bed / tables / chairs etcetc

16. I have been blogging since I was about 19 (ahem, 10 years?) and it has always been a cooking / baking blog, but had a little break in between because I was too busy at work. I think cooking and baking food blogs in Malaysia are not given enough credit or opportunities. We put in just as much, if not more effort that those who just take selfies. #justsaying 10 years down the road people are not going to search for xyz cafe (maybe people would if it’s still in operation), some xyz face (maybe only because they want to see how much cosmetic surgery they have done), or the 1st gen of iphone but there will be people looking for recipes of a butter cake ?

17. I only wash my hair 2 times a week (sometimes 3, depending on where I’ve been) cause I don’t have oily scalp.

18. My ultimate wish is to publish a cookbook (or pastry book, however you call it)

19. I don’t, ever, watch horror movies. and never will.

20. I’m single now. It worries me sometimes because everyone thinks I’m probably married cause my hobbies are too domesticated. Haha what the hell ?

harry potter cake the sweet spot

Ok thanks for reading. Don’t forget to say hello.

 

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