2018 Highlights | 2019 Resolutions

2019 is coming.
It's crazy how time flies.
It seems like it was just yesterday I'm writing about my new year resolution for the year.
If you have been with my blog all this while, you would already know that writing a simple year end recap post is a kind of a routine for me.
I find it is a very good way to look back and see what I've done throughout the year, and reassure what I've achieved in the year with the new year resolutions I set early.
I'm not sure how many of you did really remind yourself about the new year resolution you set early, but for me, I will always look back from time to time to see how far I've gone, what I did and what I did not.
For sure, there are ups and downs in 2018, but still 2018 is one of the great years that I've achieved more than I expected.
As how I did it every year, these are my highlights in 2018. :)

Where to Stay in Myeongdong, Seoul Korea @ Nine Tree Premier Hotel Myeongdong 2

Annyeong! Annyeong!
It's me again!
Today, I'm going to blog about the hotel that I stayed during my recent Seoul trip.
I received messages from many of you asking me where to stay in Seoul is the best; well actually it's very difficult to decide where to stay in Seoul since there are so many choices outthere, like Gangnam, Hongdae, Myeongdong, Dongdaemun, Itaewon etc.
The different neighborhoods cater to different groups of travelers, so it's really depends on your priorities and interests in order to pick the most convenient location for yourself.
But, if shopping and food are your main purposes for coming to Seoul for your holiday, then I will recommend you to stay in Myeongdong.
Myeongdong is a one-stop shopping destination for all your needs as this area are packed with many international fashion brands, department stores like Lotte, local fashion boutiques, and also cosmetic shops.
There are a lot of eateries in Myeongdong too, from Korean, Western to Japanese dining restaurants, and then fast food chains, and also a lot of street food carts along the area.
I'm glad that I found this hotel called Nine Tree Premier Hotel Myeongdong 2 in Myeongdong, which I will be sharing with you all in this post!

Top 6 Must Visit K-Wave Destinations In South Korea

Hello everyone!
How are things going in December?
I hope all are well! :)
I've been traveling a lot since mid-November till end-December; traveling from Busan, to Seoul and then to China.
As you may already know from my Instagram, I came back from Seoul in 3 weeks ago.
It's very lucky that I got to travel to Korea twice in this year.
A very special big shoutout to Korea Tourism Organization (KTO) for sending me to Seoul this time.
Yea, if you are with me all this while, you probably know why I'm in love with Korea so much; I love Kimchi and Soju, Korean beauty products are part of my daily routine, I like Korean dramas and I can watch every day and night, I like K-pop songs and I'm learning K-pop choreography now.
I'm really in love with everything about Korea. :p
I felt overwhelmed when I received email from KTO about the collaboration for this time.
Thanks for trusting me as I always have a strong passion sharing my traveling stories and hoping my write up would provide a wider platform for my readers.
So, in this post, I will be sharing an overview of the trip, and will be diving deep into the places by separating the posts according to different places that I've been to this time.
I will try to include as much as information as I could, include the directions since I've received so many messages from you all on my IG and FB. :)
Shall we begin the journey now?!

6 Natural Attractions to Visit in Australia

There's no doubt, Australia is one of our favourite country that me and Lik like to visit every year.
For us, Australia is such a fascinating part of the world.
Dotted with cosmopolitan cities, the rest of the country seems practically untouched by humans.
One minute you could be soaking up the sights of the city of Sydney, before driving into the outback and being surrounded by nature.
There are so many natural attractions in Australia that it can be hard to pick between them.
If you're not sure where to discover the secrets of this beautiful country, I'm here to give you some inspiration! :)
From amazing sightseeing to breathtaking scenery and aquatic adventures, here's the the six natural attractions you should visit in Australia!

Murad Blemish Control & Murad Age-Reform @ MURAD

Malaysia is always hot and humid.
Putting a layer of thick, heavy or rich face serums and moisturizers on a 36-38 degree day are enough to make us break out into an uncomfortable feeling.
I don't like it!
If you have been a reader of mine for a while, you probably already know that I normally have a combination skin type whereby my T-zone can be very oily while the other parts are pretty dry; so my picks for the skincare products are always lightweight, chill that will not burden my skin, but at the same time will keep my skin hydrated, glowing, and feeling fresh throughout the stickiest of hot days in Malaysia.
So, if you are interested in knowing which serums and moisturizers I have in my current collection now, you should just keep on reading to find out. :)

Travel with Hippo to Perth @ Swan Valley

Hello guys!
This is the continuation of my Travel with Hippo to Perth stories.
Long overdue,  I know, so here comes the last travel post in Western Australia.
Thanks for those who stayed with me from the first post till now, I'm deeply appreciate for that.
If you are new to my blog, and are interested to read more about my Perth trip, feel free to click on the label "Perth" at #Hippoaroundtheworld on the right, then you will be redirected to the page that full of my travel stories in Perth.
I've shared all the places I went in Perth, and also what's best to eat in Perth as well.
Hope you guys find the information I shared are useful if you are visiting Perth for the first time.
And today, I would like to share a new attraction place in Perth, Swan valley that I visited before we flew back home.
So, shall we begin now? :)

How to survive alone in the Wilderness @ Travel Tips

I'm a wanderlust.
I love exploring nature, meeting new friends, learning about different culture, and I love to write blogs to share the things I discovered on my travels.
However, Lik always worry about my safety when I traveled by myself.
He always asked me what if I get lost in the forest or desert, and you have to survive by yourself while waiting for help.
To be honest, I have never ever asked myself “what would I do if put in the same situation?”.
There would be chances to suffer from hallucinations, dehydration, frostbite, hypothermia, and starvation when they spend several days in the snow, desert or forest.
There is also the risk of been attacked by wild animals.
For that reason, I created this post and hoping to give myself and also everyone here some crucial tips should you find yourself in this unfortunate situation.

Rose All Day Oil-Free Serum @ Physicians Formula

Everyday, I start my make-up with a light serum.
That's because I always stay at outside from early morning till late night, so I personally prefer a lighter coverage without feeling too heavy or burden, but at the same time helping me to keep my makeup last longer.
It can be very uncomfortable if I feel my face has too much stuffs on it.
So, my daily morning routine is very simple; starting with face toner, serum/essence, moisturizer, sunscreen, and then primer.
In the past few weeks, I started to apply the new Rose All Day Oil-Free Serum from the Physicians Formula as my face serum.
I've been introducing Physicians Formula in my blog before, I like their eye-shadow pallets, and of course their highlighters and bronzers are awesome too.
Physicians Formula Rose All Day Oil-Free Serum is a new brightening and tightening highlighter that they just launched in September.
Some people might confuse if this product a highlighter or a face serum since the product comes with a name of serum yet it functions as a highlighter after all.
So, today I'm here to talk more about it and also share my personal review about this new product from Physicians Formula.

Althea's Petal Velvet Sunaway SPF 50+ @ Althea Korea

When I was 16, my mum always nagging me to put on sunscreen whenever I went.
"Always wear SPF, whatever the weather and no matter where you are!"
It is very important to always use SPF to cover up and protect your skin from harmful UVB and UVA rays which will damage our skin all year round.
Not only that, the sun also plays a major role in prematurely aging our skin which causing the winkles, pigmentation, sun spots, reduce skin elasticity, and many other signs of skin aging.
So, it is really important that you need to wear sunscreen everyday.
I have girl friends who do not like to apply sunscreen.
The main reason is they cannot find the suitable sunscreen for their skin as some are either too rich or too thick and greasy which causing clog pores and breakouts.
If you are also have the same experiences like my friends, I've got a new sunscreen product for you today!
That's Althea's Petal Velvet Sunaway SPF 50+ PA ++++, a lightweight sunscreen that protects the skin from UV rays with a petal-like finish.

Moleskine Grand Opening @ Isetan, The Gardens Mall

Hello there!
How's everyone doing so far in November?
Oh! Don't forget that we only have about a month to complete the new year resolutions that we set up in the beginning of this year. #hwaiting
I have been busy during the past few weeks, hoping for a more relax days before the end of 2018.
Btw, today I will be sharing the grand opening of Moleskine that I attended during the last weekend.
Still remembered about the Moleskine, from Mila Italy that I shared on my blog in September?
If you are wondering what is Moleskine about, do check out my previous post at HERE.
This month, Moleskine is celebrating their grand opening at Isetan, The Gardens Mall with the launch of their limited edition of 007 James Bond.
Wanna find out some new designs from the brand, let's continue to read on to find out now!

Travel with Hippo to Perth @ Yanchep National Park | The Pinnacles | Lancelin Sand Dunes

Here's come the must visit attractions in Perth!
After a couple of days exploring and relaxing in Perth CBD, it was time visit some natural attractions.
We decided to take a road trip up to Lancelin to visit Yanchep National Park, The Pinnacles Desert and Lancelin Sand Dunes.
It was about 3 hours plus drive from the apartment we stayed in the city.
The journey was nice; the road was clean with nice scenery, and we saw many rainbows on our road trip which was great!

Travel with Hippo to Perth @ What's Best to Eat in Perth

Welcome back to my travel blog to Perth!
Visited Perth for the first time and many people actually told me that there isn't much things to do and foods to enjoy in the city.
It sounds to me like a boring city.
But, after my first visit, I think I doubt it, because I found quite a few must-eats in Perth.
So, in this post, I've compiled all the eateries that I experienced during my stay.
I hope you guys can try them out whenever you visit Perth. :)

LAB 11 @ LAB11's Full-lift Shampoo and Soft Mask Series

Hair is an important part of our appearance.
It enhances our personality, and also sets the tone for our entire look.
A bad hair day is just a bad day, do you agree with that?
When your hair is too fine, too frizzy, too dry or hair with dandruff, your self-esteem will seriously affected.
I've got fine, thin and flat hair, so I 'm always struggling with styling my hair.
And recently, I've noticed a visible hair loss either a receding hairline and also thinning at the crown of my head. #ohgosh
If you also facing the same hair problems like me, or having a bad hair condition, LAB11 Full-Lift Shampoo and Soft Mask series probably will probably save you!

Haruharu @ Breakthrough Fermentation Technology Korean Skincare Series in Malaysia

Before the invention of refrigerators, Korea developed and adapted fermentation techniques that enable food to be kept over a long period of time.
Same goes to the medicines and cosmetics that used by women at the royal chambers, they also adopted the same fermentation method in the past to enable things to be stored safely for long periods.
The unique fermentation technique has established reputation of safe, non-invasive and harmless for the skincare products, that's why the same technique has been highly applicable and attractive to the Korean beauty trend.
Just like the Haruharu, developed by Korea's top notch natural fermentation experts of OK Bio Lab that debuts the Wonder Skincare series and Prologue Mask series in Malaysia to suit the lifestyle of users.
Both series feature a wide range of products that basically involve fermentation of natural plants, such as ginseng, tea, flowers and herbs to address the common signs of dull tone, aging, dry skin problems that most women have.

Robinsons Kuala Lumpur, Shoppes at Four Seasons Place @ Jalan Ampang

Hey guys!
Whether you are on retail therapy or window shopping, I have a new place for your next stop!
Robinsons has officially launched its highly anticipated flagship store, Robinsons Kuala Lumpur, Shoppes at Four Seasons Place in Malaysia now!
It was such a great pleasure to be invited to celebrate the launching together with the VIPs, special guests, celebrities and artists on the special night.
It was truly a fun night with a lot of curated shopping and retail experiences, exclusive gifts, special promotions, fun activities, giveaways that reflecting the unique Robinsons touch.
So, let me be your tour guide and bring you to walk around the new Robinsons Kuala Lumpur, with the latest trends, exciting promotions and wonderfully curated products!

DIY Chocolate Workshop at Harriston Chocolate @ Taman Shamelin Perkasa

Halo! Any chocolate lovers here?!
I have some fun facts about chocolate that I would like to share with you. :)
#1 The ancient Aztecs in the valley of Mexico believed that cocoa seeds were the gifts of Quetzalcoatl, the god of wisdom.
#2 Cocoa seeds were believed to have magical power, thus harvested and made into drinking liquid, used in sacred rituals, marriage, death and as currency.
#3 Melting chocolate in your mouth increases theta brain waves which trigger relaxation that makes you feel happy.
#4 Eating a small portion of chocolate could improve the brain's ability to do mathematics and have better understanding on information.
Something interesting to you?! :)
My mathematics are poor that I probably need to feed myself with more chocolates. #lol
Anyway, I had my well spent afternoon with Harriston Chocolate on the last weekend.

AveenoⓇ From U.S.A @ AveenoⓇ Daily Moisurizing Lotion

These days, I realized many people I know are prefer to use personal care products made with natural or organic ingredients compared to before.
I think that's because they believe natural or organic ingredients in their personal care products are to be more effective and safe to their skin.
If you also like to put natural ingredients on your skin, you've come to the right place because today I'm going to talk about a new personal care product that can help to soothe, restore, and protect your skin with the power of oats!
AveenoⓇ, the most trusted U.S brand, as well as AveenoⓇ Baby, ranked as #1 U.S pediatrician trusted brand for the use of active natural ingredients has arrived in Malaysia now!
If you never heard of this brand before, let's come to discover and explore it together!

Pak John Steamboat & BBQ Buffet @ IOI City Mall

The "All You Can Eat" buffet restaurant is one of my favourite places to go to.
It's always a great choice because buffet has multiple choices whereby you can eat-all-you-can for one fixed price.
The only problem is I do feel too full and too guilty afterwards. #hehe
One of my favourite buffet restaurant is the Pak John Steamboat & BBQ, which I have been visited a few times since they opened their very first outlet at eCurve.
It's totally worth to dine here compared to most other buffet restaurant.
And today, I would like to bring you all to explore the second outlet which just newly opened at IOI City Mall.
Get ready, let's go!

TIME Internet @ The Fastest 100% Fibre Home Broadband Service in Malaysia

I'm pretty sure that many of you would agree with me that Internet has become an integral part of our lives.
We go online reading articles, sharing our special moments on social media platforms, voice or video call with friends and family around the world, and even watch streaming movies or dramas online.
Imagine when you watching a movie online, then the video starts buffering, or video stops playing in the middle of a great scene, this scenario can be very frustrating and I think I wouldn't have good mood to continue watching it.
Hence, a very good internet connection at home is critical for daily life in order to keep us constantly connected and also determine the upload and download speeds.
Recently, me and Lik are thinking to switch to a better Internet connection for our home.
Compare to the old days, we now spend more time at home watching online movies and dramas as we felt the movie tickets are more expensive now, and also we realized that we both spent more time surfing the net at home instead at office. :)

Restaurant Istimewa Lai Je 丽姐私房菜 @ Mahkota Cheras

My dad and mum always prefer to have Chinese cuisine when we have family gathering on every weekend.
That's why I've always wanted to discover and explore new Chinese restaurants in Klang Valley.
Last Monday, I came across a Chinese cuisine restaurant that newly opened at Cheras area.
It's Restaurant Istimewa Lai Je 丽姐私房菜, which created by the name of the owner, Lai Je.
The restaurant has been operated for a month, by serving a unique and complex process style of cooking with variations of steaming, braising, deep-fry, stir-fry cooking techniques.
Also, the fresh ingredients and sauces are very well prepared in order to provide a delicious flavour and appearance in all the dishes.
Indeed, I've already been there 2 times, and I can't deny they serve very tasty Chinese cuisine that really worth a try!

SHO in Malaysia @ SHO Wrinkle Lift Peptide Ampoule & SHO Wrinkle Lift Peptide Ampoule Mask

When you reach a certain age, your skin will undergo a series of changes, like uneven skin tone, rough texture, pigmentation issues, fine lines, wrinkles etc.
There is nothing out there that can stop these changes from happening.
Hence, it's very important that we should always listen to our skin and understand what our skin needs from us in order to get the best care to keep the flaws as best as we could.
My skincare routine usually very simple; from face toner, to an essence or serum and then a day & night cream.
However, I recently find out that the current skincare products are not very sufficient enough to my skin anymore, probably because of my age and also the environmental pollution.
I'm looking for some treatments to add into my skincare routine which can help revive and boost the my skin for better complexion.
As far as I know, skincare ampoules are like a supercharged serum with higher concentrations of active ingredients to target skin concerns such as fine lines, dullness, rough texture and infuse skin with a nature glow.
Think of it as a booster shot, ampoules are more potent than serums, which is non-sticky to give an immediate absorption, provide lasting effects, help to restore balance of our skin.
SHO (Special Homecare Origin) from South Korea has it's specially made of daily ampoule products.
Unlike the other skincare ampoules (use for a finite period of time), SHO ampoule is designed as a daily used ampoule whereby you just need to replace your serum or essence with SHO ampoule for better concentration.
It is said that their ampoule is 3x more effective and better absorption by the skin compared to normal serum or essence, and that's why it has been sold 10 bottles per minute globally.

Fernleaf Milk @ Made with 100% Milk from New Zealand

As some of you might know, I own my own business by supplying corporate workwear and company uniforms to clients, and also work as a full-time lifestyle blogger.
When I told my friends that, they always said: "Oh you are so lucky! You must have a lot of time for yourself."
Ya without a doubt, working for myself is fantastic, I can manage my own schedule and workload without having somebody breathing down my neck and also the flexibility is awesome.
But indeed, I've realized that I don't really have that much time in the mornings.
Most of my mornings are hectic, especially on weekday mornings because I'm always rushing.
I wake up at 7am, take my dog out a while, check emails, shower, makeup, do my hair, put on clothes, then it's time to go.
Honestly, I do not have much time to make an elaborate breakfast for myself.
So, what I actually do to make sure I have well nourished to meet the challenges of the day on a busy morning?
The answer is MILK!
Milk is like my alarm lock to wake me up with a full energy; not only it provides a feeling of satisfaction, it is also high in a range of contains essential nutrients such as vitamins, minerals, proteins etc.

OSIM @ uLove2 Four-Hand Message Technology Promises Double the Enjoyment and Satisfaction

Over the years, OSIM Malaysia, the leading healthy lifestyle products company, focuses on inspiring individuals to take control of their well-being and work towards feeling great and looking good.
It's holistic business emphasizes on four complementary focuses; relax and relieve (stress-relieving and massage), tone and shape (body toning and calorie-reducing), check and measure (health monitoring) as well as clean and purify (air purifying, combating impurities, allergens and bacteria).
The brand has received a list of awards and accolades for their outstanding achievements and also expanded to more than 47 outlets nationwide.
This year in October,  OSIM has launched of it's latest uLove 2 massage chair that features the revolutionary 4-Hand Massage Technology.
This is the first massage chair in the world to emulate the four-hand massage technology that mimics the prevision of human masseur/masseuse. 
It's truly an exciting innovations in massage therapy which will be the world-first in wellness for a complete full body rejuvenation.

Clinelle @ Clinelle Age Revive

When we reach a certain age, we always want to keep our skin younger-looking, because the concept of aging is so scary!
Ya, I totally agree with that!
It's very important for women to keep the skin looking young, plump and have fade wrinkles.
As far as I know, the perfect age to start the anti-aging skincare is about 24 years old.
Well in fact, the earlier you begin an anti-aging regimen, the more you can prevent premature aging.
There are endless anti-aging products in the market, but to be honest I found many of them are very expensive in the market.
Try to walk to a skincare brand counter at a local shopping mall and ask for their anti-aging series, I'm pretty sure the series will be much higher than the other series.
So, when I first known about the new anti-aging series from Clinelle, I was so excited till cant't wait to share it with you all because the brand do offer high quality products yet affordable pricing!

Formula 10.0.6 @ Clean Skin Starts Here!

Everyone wants to have a clean & clear skin.
There are so many products in the market can actually help you to achieve the beautiful skin that you always dreamed of.
If you were to ask me: "what are the secrets that could be keeping your skin clean, dewy and clear?"
I would be thinking clean your face thoroughly and use face masks as part of your regular skin care routine.
Cleansing is one of the essential for every good skincare routine, because it removes every last trace of make-up, pollutant or toxic chemicals, while face masks help address specific skincare concerns such as dullness or oily skin.
Now, you may be wondering, out of so many products, what products would be good to use?
No worry at all! I have the clean & clear skin solution right here for you!
That is Formula 10.0.6 which consists of three different products; Micellar Cleansing Water, Skin-Detoxifying Peel Mask and Skin-Purifying Bubble Mask!

A Latte Experience of A Whole New Level @ Sevenfriday Space

Ohhh! It's been a while I had my cafe hopping sharing in my blog.
I think I didn't really write a lot about my coffee stories at here, but I guess if you are on my Instagram @mizhippo, then you shall notice that I've been hopping and instagraming around Klang Valley quite a lot recently. #hehe
In Malaysia, the cafe-hopping craze has been a rising trend in the recent years, with tonnes of unique cafes mushrooming to appease the demands of cafe-goers who live to taste exquisite desserts complemented with premium coffee drinks.
In a way, visiting cafes has evolved to become a way of life, an avenue where people can get together and socialize, another place to sit and do work, or a place to get away from their busy lifestyle.
Just the last weekend, I came up a new place which I think you should check it out for your next coffee hangout spot with your friends. :)

Secret Nature @ Jeju in Watsons Malaysia

Modern people with busy lives like many of us are constantly exposed to stress factors and unclean environment which make our skin unhealthy.
Many factors such as air pollution, humid weather, dry air from air conditioning, work stress, lack of sleep are now part and parcel of our daily lives.
Not sure if you are aware that all these kinds of bad environmental elements can really cause our skin to damage.
In order to bring a healthier, safer beauty products to Malaysian consumers, Watsons is bringing a new South Korean beauty brand, Secret Nature all the way from the pesticide-free Jeju island farms.
Watsons believes that Secret Nature has a strong range of products to offer in nourishing the skin with clean Jeju ingredients to make our skin healthy again.

Travel with Hippo to Perth @ London Court | Blue Boat House | Botanic Garden | St. Mary's Cathedral

Hey guys!
First of all, I would like to apologize for not updating my travel post in September.
My last travel post was in August; if you are interested to find out about Wave Rock, Hippo Yawns and Tin Horse Highway, you can check out the post at HERE.
Seriously can't believe that it's already the first week of October, time really does fly!
But hey don't worry, I'm back now!
Today, I wanna blog about my time when exploring around the Perth CBD, like Hay Street, King Street, Murray Street and some other attraction places in the city, such as London Court, Blue Boat House, Botanic Garden, St. Mary's Cathedral etc.
We actually spent 2 days at the Perth main city because one day wasn't really enough since we really took our time to do our shopping and wandering around.
Ya, without further ado, let's check it out now!

Nion Beauty @ Opus Express and Opus 2Go

Hello pretties!
Welcome back to my beauty blog.
Today, I would like to share a new beauty tool that I'm currently obsessed with, a facial cleansing brush that helps me to wash my face thoroughly by removing day's makeup and environmental debris.
The facial cleansing brushes have been on the market for quite sometimes now, yet they are still the top beauty trend in the world of skincare till now.
I believe you probably have seen different types of facial cleansing brushes in the market, or maybe some of you are using it as your skincare routine.
For myself, I have been using the facial cleansing brushes for like 2 years, and I would say the results are always more efficient than washing my face with my hands or any other wash cloths.
Simply because the device can actually do so much for your skin; not only cleansing, but also exfoliating and massaging. :)
Keep in mind that our skin is always the largest organ in our body, so it is always important for everyone to take extra care and love of it.
Agree right?! :p

Moleskine @ Isetan, The Gardens Mall

I think it probably happened to many of you, whereby laptops and phones are now more popular to use to take notes, keep track of tasks as well as your schedule instead of writing down in a notebook.
For my personal interest, I still prefer the traditional feeling of writing with ink on paper.
Ever since I started my first job in 12 years ago, every year I will get myself a new notebook or a planner to remind me all the different elements in my life.
I think my bookshelf should have more than 15 notebooks now. :p
One thing I like about writing down on the paper is I feel good to see my handwriting, and also I think it's better to write down the notes and schedules on my planners because handwriting helps me for better recall and boost memory.
Recently, I'm looking for a new notebook because my current one is almost finished, glad that I came across a new brand from Milan Italy, Moleskine in last week.

Iskin Lipaddict @ A Multi-Purpose Lip Treatment

Honestly speaking, I'm not really a lipstick person.
But I can't deny that lipstick can help to achieve a better preferred look, and also enhance your appearance with your daily outfits.
Lipstick is also a perfect fashion tool for you be more beautiful because I believe it can help you to stand out in the crowd as well as boost your confidence.
Not only that, lipsticks somehow in these days are consider an important health item that can greatly help you in maintaining a healthy lips.
Healthy + beautiful lips = happiness!
Last month, I was glad to be invited to a "pink pink pink" party with The Butterfly Project to discover the Lipaddict, a multi-purpose lip treatment that imported all the way from New York USA.

Arrison Aiyu 云海甘露 @ Sunway Pyramid

Hey, any Aiyu Jelly 爱玉冰 lover here?
Raise your hands up!
I love Aiyu Jelly since I was a kid.
I always think Aiyu Jelly is the best cooling drink and dessert for our Malaysia hot weather.
In Malaysia, it's very common to see Aiyu Jelly sold at the night markets because it's one of the best refreshing cold drink to balance the savory night market foods.
However, it's not easy to find good quality of Aiyu Jelly nowadays, because many of them use artificial Aiyu Kelly as their main ingredient that are made of gelatin powder, instead of the fresh ones which provides a range of health benefits.
But no worries, if you love Aiyu Jelly like I do, you can now taste the fresh Aiyu Jelly with a series of desserts and beverages that are not just healthy but will also appease your palate as well at the Arrison Aiyu 云海甘露! #soooexcited

N Star x Missa Queen @ 3 Simple Skincare Routine for a Glowing Beautiful Skin

Many of my female friends are working mothers.
One of the common problems I always heard from them is they have difficulties to maintain their beauty due to their busy and occupied schedules and mind.
Imagine a working mum has to get up early to to take care of the kids before they go to schools, then go back to the office on time to manage workloads, follow by a homemaker for the kids and husband, and eventually wrap up their day to follow up the kids' school works.
The busy schedule really not giving them the proper time to take care of their skin, even though they understand that beauty is always the first impression.
So, an easy and quick skincare routine for busy women is what everyone of us needs!
Agree right?!

Fei Fan Hotpot 飞凡火锅 Hong Kong Style Hotpot Buffet @ SS15 Courtyard Subang

Did you realized that we, Malaysians love steamboat or hotpot though we have all-year-round hot weather?!
I absolutely love hotpot!
It's something I can eat almost every day if Lik would like to. #lol
I think the best part about having a hotpot meal is it allows a communal way of dining and bonding over a good time with family and friends.
On top of that, you can also eat freshly cooked food by mixing your favourite meat and vegetables with the steaming delicious broth.
Undoubtedly, it's really a great choice for multiple options and to have a healthy balance appetite.
Just last week, I visited a newly opened hotpot restaurant located at Subang area.
It's a great hotpot place that came to be an all-you-can-eat, while easy-on-the wallet affair that you must check out if you enjoy hotpot meal like me! #winkwinkwink

Kleenex @ Kleenex Ultra Soft Toilet Tissue

Good hygiene plays a big role in my home.
Everyday, I have to make sure that everything in my house is kept clean, especially with the messes that my pet, Zoi D sometimes leave such as pee, barf, and poop.
If the house is not regularly cleaned, then germs will slowly grow in the dirt which may affect us living in the house.
I can't deal with dirt as well as odor inside the house.
I always take measures to ensure that the cleaning products I used in my home are hygiene and refreshing to eliminate the "dog smell".
Recently, I came across a new toilet-paper that offers the right amount of softness, thickness, and also fresh smell for soothing comfort and ease for your family!

BBC Player App Exclusively for All unifi Broadband Customers in Malaysia @ TM and BBC Studios

Nowadays, online video consumption is one of the most popular internet activities to most of the people.
More and more viewers are going to online platform in search of interesting programs to watch.
Compare to the old times, I myself also prefer to watch online now.
I find the online videos are something new that sometimes cannot be found anywhere else, and also it's a good way to stay up to date and on top of trends.
Also, to me, online videos provide a relaxation mood and chance to get away from the day!
If you also like to watch online videos, here's a new channel for you to enjoy the updated British documentaries, dramas, comedies, lifestyle, and preschool programs!

Get On-The-Go with Anlene @ Anlene UHT

Hello guys!
Welcome back to my blog!
I've been so busy these days.
I can't believe it's almost 3rd week of September!
Time passes quickly when you're having fun.
How is everyone doing so far in September?
I bet you all knew that I attended the Get On-The-Go with Anlene by following my Instagram @ mizhippo.
The main purpose of the activities is to demonstrate to Malaysian adults on how they can care for their bones, joint, and muscle through 3 simple activities.
I've been roving around with Anlene in Klang Valley since end of August till last week.
So today, I would like to share a little bit of update about the three tasks I have completed with
Anlene! #yea


Hui Lau Shan 许留山 @ 6 Innovative Snowy Mooncakes

Time flies so fast!

This month we are celebrating mid-autumn festival again.
It feels like it was only yesterday I'm eating mooncake with a cup of tea with my families.
Every year, there are many types of mooncakes with different fillings to cater a variety of taste buds, from traditional mooncakes, snowy mooncakes, mini mooncakes, to ice-cream mooncakes etc, sometimes I really wonder what and where to choose from. :)
My favourite type is always the snow skin mooncakes, a non-baked mooncake with a soft and chewy texture.
This year, I'm so excited to try out the new launch of snowy mooncakes from the most popular and famous Hong Kong Handmade Dessert, Hui Lau Shan 许留山.
Yeap! They really have awesome mango desserts in Asia!

Goddess Skin Instant All Day Whitening Face Cream @ Quick Makeup in Less Than 2 Minutes!

Manny of us don't want to spend 30 minutes to an hour on our makeup every morning, and we don't just wake up with flawless skin as there might have scars, dark circles, dark spots, past pimples that needs to be attended to.
If you are looking for an everyday makeup routine that you can do on a rushed morning, you would will likely want to check out the brand new product from Goddess Beauty Co.
Goddess Beauty Co. is a new beauty skincare that founded by Audrey Loke, Malaysia's Miss Supranational & Influencer.
The brand just launched in Malaysia this year 2018, with the new released product, named Goddess Skin Instant All Day Whitening Face Cream.
The whitening face cream claimed that it allows people to have a quick makeup done in just 2 minutes!
How well the product works? Check out this post below!

DK Impian Property @ Damansara West

Property is one of the most secured investment options as it not only creates an asset, it also creates a value-adding asset.
In 15 years ago, one close friend who's around the same age as me asked if I would be interested to get a property for myself.
She said property is always a good investment with high return, and also property will become very expensive as time goes by.
One of the main reason why I wasn't interested at that time is because I wasn't ready to create so much financial burdens on myself.
When I think back now, I was kinda regret as buying a house becomes much more difficult as you need to prepare a lot of money compare to years back.
Last week, I paid a visit to a new property, DK Impian, located at Damansara West, which I think it can be a truly enviable location and definitely a wise investment choice not to be missed!

Watsons Card Celebrates Its 8th #WatsonsRewards Anniversary @ Sunway Pyramid

Watsons membership card is one of the most convenient cards I have inside my wallet.
I swipe it when shopping at Watsons to collect points, enjoy special member discounts, and redeem points earned for my next purchase to enjoy more savings.
I can also use it at more than 2,000 dining places to get special benefits and discounts on my final bills, and also use it when I'm driving as the membership card comes with Touch 'n Go features.
One card, with so many usages, great isn't it? #yay
And this year, Watsons is celebrating its 8th #WatsonsRewards anniversary with amazing Members Syok Sale to benefit all the Watsons' members!

Experience All Things Korea in Malaysia @ SS15 Courtyard Chuseok Festival

I'm a "Koreaboo" who enjoy all things about Korean.
Whether it is Korean BBQ, spicy instant noodles, kimchi, spicy rice cakes, or Korean soju, I just can't resist myself from having them at least once a week.
I also watch K-dramas, listen to K-music and even go for the K-pop dances!
I've just finished the dance choreo of the Ddu Du Ddu Du by Blackpink last week. #hehe
If you are also a Korean big fans like me, always wanted to buy tickets to fly to Korea to shop and eat, now you can experience all things Korea in Malaysia without having fly out of the country!
SS15 Courtyard is holding a full-blown Korean showcases, Chuseok Festival from 25 to 30 September 2018, where you can buy Korean food, products and also watch Korean showcases like Kpop-dances, and have Korean cooking experience during the 6 days event!
SO crazy excited about it, isn't it?!
Come! Continue to read on to find out what you can look forward on this Chuseok Festival at SS15 Courtyard! :)

Ginn International Showcase @ KLCC Convention Centre

Hey guys!
How you all doing so far in the beginning of September?!
As the new month began, I have again had a very busy week.
Seriously, I'm hoping to take some time off for a short break to clear my mind. :)
Today specifically, I want to share with you the jewelry fashion showcase, MIJF that conducted by Ginnie Lam 林紀螢 from Hong Kong.
If you read my previous blogspot back in Jan 2018, Ginnie is a beauty expert from Hong Kong who holds a number of beauty training qualifications such as Chinese medicines, anti-aging medicines, Chinese cosmetic science, nutrition, skin cytology, raw ingredients study, weight management etc.
She used her own personal experiences and knowledge to create her own skin care lines which is safe, with highest quality and cost effective for people with all types of skin conditions, even to the pregnant ladies.
Ginnie is also an ambassador of the Malaysia's I love Coffee & Tea s well as Malaysia's beauty fashion brand's program host.
This time in Malaysia, Ginne is hosting her very first jewelry fashion showcase that collaborated with partners of Star Brand Awards International (SBA Int'l), Cabin Crew Academy KL (CCA KL), JCI Malaysia Sustainable Development Award (JCIM SDA), International Aromatherapy Association (IAAA), Ginn Artistry (Talent Platform under Ginn Int'l), and MadMavericks (Strategy & Media Partner).

Travel with Hippo to Perth @ Wave Rock | Hippos Yawn | Tin Horse Highway

Today's post is all about the Wave Rock in Hyden, Western Australia.
Among all the famous attractions in Perth, Wave Rock is one of the places that many people commented and asked me about.
Many of them were amazed by the pictures I shared on my social medias.
Well no doubt that the pictures taken at Wave Rock looked really cool at every angles.
Honestly, before I decided to put this attraction into our itinerary, it actually took me a while to think if it's worth for such a long drive from Perth city.
Somehow it felt just unjustifiable to travel for almost the whole day just to see a piece of big rock.
Yet, after giving a second thought about it, I still think it's worth a shot since life is all about experiencing and exploring new things in the world.
Just like the quote from St.Augustine said: The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page."

Althea 10-Seconds Real Fresh Skin Detoxer Set @ Rose and Green Tea

Hello pretties!
It's been a while since I blogged about beauty products.
But well, if you followed my footsteps at my Instagram @ mizhippo, you shall be able to see some new beauty products that I'm currently using, for instance the face sheet masks.
As for today, I would like to share a brand new product that brought in by Althea Korea.
This is the 3rd exclusive beauty products from Althea, after the launching of Petal Velvet Power and also Althea Bare Essentials.
Without a doubt, I'm a huge fans of Althea Korea; it's such a great platform for me to find and discover many K-beauty brands, and also gives me the chance to try out variety of beauty products.
Also, the pricing from the website are much competitive compare to the others.
This year, Althea has hit the big 3 year mark, a big congratulations to Althea!
In conjunction of the birthday celebration, they are launching Althea Real Fresh Skin Detoxer Set to their fans!
So let's check it out what is the detoxer set about!

Flower Chimp @ Secured MYR 6 Million Funding Following Success Across Southeast Asia

You want to spoil your mum the best on Mother's Day.
You want to give your girl something she will be surprised with.
You want to present a thoughtful gift during your friend's graduation.
You want to truly show your appreciation and love to someone special in your life.
Well, a thoughtful floral banquet makes a perfect gift for every occasion.
Flowers send a lot of messages, and also add a warm and energetic vibe to people.
From roses to lilies to tulips, all these little pieces of heaven will surely cheer up anyone's day.
It's the easy and cute way to show how you feel without going too far. :)

CANNIS APP @ With the Most Popular 7-in-1 Functions of Mobile App!

Using mobile phones make our life easier and comfortable.
In the past, mobile phones are mostly used to make calls or answer a call.
But in recent days, a smart phone has given us much more flexibility to get things done at anytime and from anywhere with just a simple touch.
You can make your bill payments through your phone, you can stay connected anytime or chat with your friends and families on messenger, you can shop, play games and also receive and reply emails at everywhere.
To be honest, I really cannot even imagine my life without a smart phone now.
Well, the only drawback to achieve all these tasks is to download and install different apps to your phone, which probably will take up more spaces in the internal memory.
It would be good that we can do everything in just one simple mobile app.
Right! Here comes the CANNIS App, a new wave of business models and drives the new wave of App to fulfill all your needs!
The new app has combined the online e-commerce, online shopping, live broadcast, creative video, social media, online games, online payment in one single App!

The Glenlivet Code @ The Glenlivet Challenges Consumers to Crack the Ultimate Whisky Mystery

I have been very busy in the past 2 week times.
Too much workload and also inside thoughts lately.
It's stressful, but I know I have to try my very best to find a way to calm myself down.
Life goes on no matter how.
Glad that I was invited to attend the closed whisky tasting with The Glenlivet to chill a bit.
The grand event was organized by the Glenlivet Malaysia, with the purpose of reveling The Glenlivet Code, which inspired by the iconic British Code breakers.
The Glenlivet Code is a mysterious Single Malt Scotch whisky that being released without cask information or tasting notes to take whisky connoisseurs on a journey of discovery whilst also putting their Single Malt knowledge to the test.
It's limited edition is a labyrinth of flavours that will test the senses of even the most discerning whisky drinker.

OSIM's Love Your Parents Contest @ Who WIll be Driving Home a Nissan X-Trail 2.5L?

Mother's Day and Father's Day are the days for many people to show their appreciation towards parents.
It's the annual events that you must not missed out to celebrate your love together with your families.
In the early of 18th April till 1st July 2018, OSIM had organized OSIM's "Love Your Parents Contest" to show it's appreciation for customers who shopped at OSIM during parent's day.
The contest was organized to encourage customers to celebrate both Mother's Day in May and Father's Day in June with OSIM products, as OSIM believes that its products are beneficial to everyone's health, make great gifts for parents.
The main objective of the contest is to celebrate the love for parents, while showing the appreciation to the customers and reward them for their continued support.
And, in the month of August, OSIM is finally announcing all the winners from the contest!

BLACKMORES @ Natural Vitamin E Cream Range

As we get older, you may notice your skin isn't as smooth or tight as it once was.
Your skin may be dried, more fragile and thinner than it used to be.
This may due to the internal factors such as lifestyle, stress, emotions, hormones etc, but it may also be the harsh environment and nutrient deficiencies that caused the impact on the structure and function of skin which may contribute to skin irregularities such as dry skin.
This is why it is important to always protect and take care of your skin by selecting skin care products that are right for you.
Recently, BLACKMORES, the leading natural supplement brand from Australia has brought their range of high quality natural skincare products that catering to different skin needs to Malaysia!
I was really excited to check out the whole range at BLACKMORES, Feel The Natural Effect Of Vitamin E event last week.