If you have been following Street Love long enough you will know that I love buying American products even before I am a beauty blogger. Now that I am one, I secretly like to source for American makeup products that are not available in Malaysia. There is something about owning products which no one or less people own that makes it even more special. Watching lots of Youtube videos does not help. It makes me crave for even more new makeup releases, hoping one fine day these brands will hit Malaysia market.
No matter where you live, whether it is in an apartment or a home that you own, you want your walls to look good. When money is tight, it can be challenging to find pieces that work within your decor’s theme and within your budget. Apartment decoration is especially challenging, as often you cannot nail things into the wall. The need for lightweight, but attractive budget decoration is even more apparent. The ideas below will help you get your walls looking great and keep your budget in check.
I just wanted to post this up quickly as I found this while cleaning up my room. Everytime my iHerb package arrived, it came with a stack of documents from Jabatan Kastam Diraja Malaysia.
I get this question a lot. Have I ever been charge with custom duty for my iHerb haul. Touch wood, as of today all my purchases was cleared. I have heard so many stories on how they are slapped with duty charges more than their purchase value. To my understanding, purchase value of RM500 and above including shipping fee are eligible to pay for duty. All this while I have kept my purchase value as low as possible. The max I have bought was RM300 more or less.
So people say DHL especially Express Shipping are most likely to get caught in custom duty. I am not sure if that is true. What do you think?
Here’s a fun fact. When I did my #IWillBeOkay Beauty Bag, I wanted to keep the concept as environmental-friendly as possible therefore there will be no box or card included in the bag. Usually a card in a beauty box/bag is a summary of the content and I knew I would not have the time to sit down and design one so it is not a bad idea not to include a card in. But then I wanted to at least include a campaign Thank You card into the bag so I bite on my lips and quickly design one. Then come a challenge – to find a printing company that is willing to print not more than 100 pieces. I was so in a rush and with the time constrain, I settled with a printing company and had the cards printed for a premium price. After I found out about Gogoprint Malaysia, I wished I found out about them just a few weeks earlier 🙁 . Let me tell you why.
You will agree with me, you cannot go wrong with the food in Penang. Malaysia is definitely the paradise for foodies all around the world and one place stood at the very top will be Penang! If you are looking for a slice of heaven, then let me assure you, you will want to take the stairway to Penang Island. This is the every foodie’s heaven. Penang has been voted more than once as the haven for street food. Sounds good? Just hop on the next bus to Penang already!
If you are still going to the regular eateries like Gurney Drive, you are not doing it right. Here are the top 8 eateries for you to eat like a local.
1. Penang Road Teochew Chendol
Just like many other delicacies, there are many places in Penang where you can get a mean bowl of chendol but if you are planning to experience on local eating ways then you will need to go Penang Road. Some says that this is the birthplace of this delicious dessert. The original taste simply cannot be compared with those from the franchised air conditioning stores. Come to think of it, having a bowl of cold chendol while standing under the scorching sun is simply delightful. The thirst-quenching bowl of chendol will help you defeat the heat!
2. Wai Kee Char Siew Rice
To be candid, i have never thought Penang could be famous for char siew rice. Here, you will get the perfect combination of roasted pork, char siew, roasted duck, roasted chicken and Chinese sausage. The char siew is barbequed at a very delicate level where the fat will melt in your tongue and don’t even get me started with one of the crispiest roasted pork in Penang.
3. Hong Kong Tea Garden
Hong Kong Tea Garden is a good example of a private hawker market where stalls arise around an already existing restaurant. The coffee shop is located along Macalister Road, directly opposite Court’s Mammoth. The food is ranges from all time favorite fried oyster, clay pot noodles, roasted ducks, dim sum and fried koay teow.
4. Tua Pui Curry Mee
Kimberley Street is one of the many streets in Penang that offers the best of the culinary Penang has to offer. But one that stands out will be Tua Pui Curry Mee. The curry mee is fames for its array of toppings that you can add on to your bowl of warming curry mee. You can easily find the curry mee in a mountain with curry chicken, curry squid, fish balls and cockles.
5. Balik Pulau Asam Laksa @ Nan Guang Coffee Shop
Asam Laksa is indeed a famous local delicacy in Penang and it is even coined as Penang Laksa for being an indigenous food of Penang. You can find asam laksa in every nook and corner of Penang but one specifically stands out will be Nan Guang Coffee Shop’s Asam Laksa.
Beyond the buzzing city with bumper-to-bumper traffic and premium complexes and high rises, lies a quiet town named Balik Pulau. Although it sounds like a place far away from the city, it is actually still consider a stone throw away with 15 to 30 minutes drive away from Georgetown. This is the very place for you to get a taste full of the famous asam laksa.
6. Peng Hwa Lok Lok @ Pulau Tikus Market
Lok Lok means Dip Dip in Cantonese where you dip skewered food in hot boiling water until when it ends up cooked. After that, you dip the food with the sauces whichever you prefer. There is a number of skewers for you to choose from that is seafood to vegetables.
This is no ordinary Lok Lok stall when you get to sit in a round table and have all the ingredients you have chosen to cook in the communal pot in the middle of the table. Besides the impressive selection of food items, the most important aspect of the entire process with be their dipping sauce. They provide up to 6 types of dipping sauce that basically cater to everyone’s taste.
7. Goodall Café
Goodall café has been well established for many years and is familiar to almost every local Penangites. You can basically find all the local delights here but top the list of many will be their curry fish head, chicken satay, wan tan mee and popiah.
8. Tandoori Naan Set at Kaasim Mustafa Nasi Kandar
Tandoori chicken which is the Flamingo esque, Indian grilled staple hen was first adopted by the locals hen the Indians first arrived in Penang just after Penang had being colonized by the British in the 1800. If you take a walk across most of the shops, you will come to notice that there are tandoori chickens hanging on long spikes. However, these are not the same as the tandoori at Kassim Mustafa Nasi Kandar.
The Tandoori here is special and above all, open 24/7 to serve people from all walks of life. This is normally served together with any naan you prefer. The Chicken is also served with a sweetened tomato and mint chutneys, a yellow daal and a collection of lime carrot and onions to use at your own preference. The serving will also include mango or pineapple lassi. The Tandoori chicken can be taken as an early morning snack or a late dinner serving depending on your preference.
There you have it, regardless where you travel to, you should absolutely eat like a local as only then you will get the true taste of the destination.
Now, let’s face it. We all know how much I LOVE the Fifty Shades trilogy and the movie Fifty Shades of Grey. Fifty Shades Darker movie which are scheduled to be released in Valentine’s Day 2017, had released the second trailer just a few days ago. Deep down inside I was secretly hoping that the lead actor is British Actor, Theo James, who is also the ambassador for BOSS THE SCENT.
‘There’s a darker side to it’
Theo once said that his ad for HUGO BOSS has a darker side to it. In the latest BOSS THE SCENT new film with Anna Ewers, the face of BOSS THE SCENT For Her, who is also the lead actress in the short film, there is definitely a darker side to it. I have reviewed both the BOSS THE SCENT and BOSS THE SCENT For Her perfume, so I am not going to bored you again with it. I thought it would be interesting for you to show you the Top 5 Scenes From BOSS THE SCENT: The new film with Anna Ewers & Theo James that reminds me of Fifty Shades Darker trailer 😀 . This short film definitely makes me even more eager for the movie to be released.
Living in a City Skyscrapper Penthouse
One of my fondest memory with the Fifty Shades trilogy is Escala, the gorgeous all glass walls looking out to the city Penthouse. In the BOSS THE SCENT short film, Anna Ewers was seen misting BOSS THE SCENT For Her fragrance. If I were in her shoes, with that beautiful scene in front of me, I could potentially misted half the bottle on myself!
City View Makes Every Problem Goes Away
Anna Ewers looking out the glass wall, to the city, lemming on life and what’s to come reminds me so much of Anastasia Steele from Fifty Shades Darker trailer 2. She was seen doing the same, probably wondering what will be next for her and what’s to come.
All The Gawking and Eye Contact
The part I like the most is the way Theo James and Anna Ewers looked at each other. Okay, gawking at each other. In most part Theo are gawking at Anna. It must be the perfume she had on, eh? All the intense eye contact is definitely Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele. So intimidating!
The Leg Touch
You are probably thinking I am going sexier and sexier with this countdown. Seriously it is really sexy but subtly sexy comparing to Christian Grey touching Anastasia Steele’s leg in the Fifty Shades Darker trailer. Despite having a similar gesture, it is definitely a mild touch in the BOSS THE SCENT short film. WE WANT MORE!
Of Course, The Kisses!
You know this is coming. Yes, how can I miss out all the kissing from BOSS THE SCENT short film. There was already leg touching action so of course there are kissing as well. I like how the director show snippet of it instead of a full on kiss from Theo James to Anna Ewers. It creates a suspense to the audience. Pretty well thought off, I say.
To be fair, BOSS THE SCENT short film embodies closeness and touch. The film highlights six pulse points that is said to have the capabilities to enhance the power of a fragrance. Theo and Anna shows that BOSS THE SCENT fragrance emanates from body heat through these pulse points which makes them want to get close to each other for more.
How interesting it would be if BOSS THE SCENT short film are converted to a movie. Theo James and Anna Ewers could be the next Mr and Mrs Grey 🙂
Disclaimer: This post has been brought to you by HUGO BOSS. Content and thoughts are all from my own.