40s

My January was amazing!
As most of you know, it was my birthday month. :)
I used to blog about my birthday to remember every bits and pieces of the celebration, and also it's the day I reminded myself that I'm another year older. :)
I just checked my last birthday post was in 2014.
Though it's been 6 years I didn't update my birthday, bu my every birthday, every celebration were surrounded with happiness, filled with laughter, wrapped with joy, blessed with love, and of course celebrated with my fav cake. :)
This year, I told myself I must keep it down in my blog to remember this special day in 2020, because I am turning 40 this year!
I'm so thankful that I had so many beautiful and happiness moments surrounded with people I love the most, my family and friends.
Some of them are really great supporters to support what I love to do, some of them inspired me to be more positive in life, some of them taught me about appreciation of life.
I'm really grateful with everything in my life now.
So, back to my topic of this blog, I had total 6 celebrations this year, with different beautiful people in my life.



Beautiful Days in Cuenca & Toledo @ Spain

Guys!
Here comes the post about Cuenca and Toledo.
It's true that no trip would be complete without visiting Spain's major cities, like Barcelona and Madrid when you travel to Spain.
I've blogged about Barcelona at HERE, and also Madrid at HERE, do check out the links if you are interested to know the places I've been.
Though the big cities in Spain are fun and exciting, I actually realized there are also many small towns around Spain are way not to miss out.
The little towns deliver plenty of charm and beautiful scenery; quiet alleyways, amazing streets, undiscovered gems that you can't find in the hustle and bustle of larger cities.
Valencia is one of them, HERE's the post I've shared in few days ago.
And for today's post, I wanna share another two significant towns in Spain, Cuenca and Toledo.


Review + Discount Code + Pomotion for SUDIO FEM @ Sudio, Sweden

One of the essential things that I always bring along on my travels is a pair of earphones.
I use the earphones to listen to my favourite music on the plane, especially during for the long flights and long transits.
Besides, I also use this amazing gadget to block out the background noises and unwanted distractions; I turn the volume up as fast as it will go so that I can feel on my own.
These days, wireless earphones are popular and it's true that it's not hard to find a true wireless earbuds with good sound quality, excellent battery life, or even noise cancellation.
I've been looking for one since end of last year, wanted to make myself to switch from a traditional headphones to a wireless earbuds this year.
Glad that I've found a suitable one at Sudio, a lifestyle brand from Sweden.
I recently brought the Sudio FEM wireless earbuds to my trip in Hong Kong, and also made a short video about the little earbuds on my IG feed @mizhippo, do check it out and gives me some loves. :)
And here's a long post of my personal sharing about Sudio FEM with you all.
Oh well, if you are looking for a Sudio discount code, just scroll to the bottom and it's right at the end of this post.




Visiting Madrid for the First Time @ Madrid, Spain

Madrid is the capital of Spain.
We spent two nights in Madrid; however since we traveled through a travel agency that have fix itinerary to follow, we only had about 24 hours to walk around the city of Madrid because we had a stop at Cuenca when we drove from Valencia, and also spent a morning hanging out in Toledo.
I will blog about Cuenca and Toledo in my next separate post.
So, the first impression about Madrid was doing well.
I was impressed with the colour, the vibrant, the architectures and buildings that I saw.
But the city was super crowded, lots of people walking, shopping, eating on the street.
And of course, we did a lot of walking in Madrid too; strolling around the city, enjoying the sights and visiting most of the popular attractions in the city.



A Day Well-Spent in Valencia @ Valencia, Spain

Hey, I'm back here again to share my travel diary!
Today, I'm going to talk about Valencia, the third largest Spanish city.
Valencia is a charming Spanish city, which divided into the old town and modern complex.
Both old and modern form a fusion that makes the city stand out from the rest of Spain.
I like Valencia upon my first arrival at the city.
The weather was nice, people were friendly, food was delicious, beautiful streets filled with old historic buildings that giving cool vibes.
It took about 4 hours drive from Barcelona to Spain, but totally worth it!
So, here's the places I've visited when I spent a day in Valencia, are you ready to spare some times with me in this beautiful city? :)



Aveeno® @ Provides Effective “Four-in-One” Relief on Dry and Irritated Skin

We always present to the world our very best selves, by making sure that we got the perfect hairstyle for our face, that our face look gorgeous all time, that we smell good.
But what about our skin?
Skin is the largest organ on our body, yet we tend to ignore it.
So, today let's get into the game, guys!
Let's take proper care of our skin, which includes using body lotion that use of natural ingredients.
To help women around the world discover a naturally beautiful life, Aveeno® is a brand that offers a complete line of comprehensive skincare solutions featuring the Active Naturals Colloidal Oatmeal.
The brand has unlocked the power of a natural ingredient, "oat" through scientific advances, and discovered ways to nurture and transform the skin to an enhanced state of health and beauty.



Princess Cruises @ Masterclasses with MasterChef Australia winner Diana Chan

Happy times do pass faster. :)
It's almost coming to the end of January, in the blink of an eye.
It's crazy how times flew and I've been sooo busy almost everyday; waking up early for work, attending events, meeting people, rushing blogposts, celebrating my birthday, catching up with friends to celebrate CNY together etc.
It's really a busy month, yet I'm feeling so blessed that there are so many good things are happening in January.
Just last Monday, I'm really glad that I was invited to Princess Cruises to meet Diana Chan, a Malaysian-born Australian cook and winner of MasterChef Australia for 2017 season 9 winner in person, and had the chance to see her in real life to make her own version of Yee Sang for this coming Chinese New Year.
Thank you so much Princess Cruises for having me!



OctaPLUS @ The Best Deals for your Online Shopping

Online shopping is the trend now.
Not only it is so convenient to get your items to be delivered to your door step with just a few clicks, it is also save your time walking to places to find the item you want to buy.
What's more?! Online shopping also offers good deals, promotions from time to time, and you can also earn cashbacks that you can cash out the money once you've reached the minimum cash amount.
Yea! I can't agree any more that online shopping nowadays are more fun and exciting!
Just recently, I stumbled upon OctaPLUS, a new online platform that gather all the best deals and discounts around the internet and put them in one place, so that you can rest assure to get the best deals for your online shopping by using OctaPLUS.
Wanna know more about OctaPLUS? Let's continue to read on to find out more!



Murad @ Murad Prebiotic 3-in-1 MultiMist

I love a good face mist, mainly because they are easy to use no matter where you are.
You just gonna close your eyes and spritz some mist directly all over your face, then your skin will feel refreshing and cooling instantly.
It's definitely a great helper for your skin for those days with or without makeup.
I recently came across a new face mist, Murad Prebiotic 3-in-1 MultiMist that not only works to refresh your face throughout the day, it also works as a primer before applying your makeup and also a set up spray to make your makeup last all day long.
This new face mist has immediately became one of my favourite beauty products after I've used it for about 3 week times.
For those who likes to use face mist or if you are looking for one that works well, you must check this out! :)



Fahrenheit88 @ Blossoming Into the New Year with "Bloom In Beauty" at Fahrenheit88

Hey guys!
How's everyone Chinese New Year preparation?
I'm still in the midst of doing my spring cleaning, house decoration, and also CNY shopping.
Spring cleaning and preparing Chinese New year decoration for home is the moment of the year that I enjoy the most, because this is always the best time for my family to gather and do something for the home together.
The nice decorations that full of festive mood is just so amazing. :)
Anyway, I wish you all have a great time in the Chinese New Year preparation and celebration. #enjoyit
And, if you are still looking for places to shop for your fashion apparels like clothing, shoes, accessories, handbags, or even cosmetic products, Fahrenheit88 Mall is one of the good places to visit because the mall has almost everything you need under one roof.



Intermark Mall @ Celebrates Chinese New Year with "Shanghai Splendour"

It's been a while since I last visited Intermark Mall in the heart of Kuala Lumpur.
I remembered the last time I visited the mall was in 2018, perhaps?!
Wow! Time flies! It's year 2020 now!
Yea so, as the new year is going to start in a couple of days, I went to Intermark Mall in last week as I heard the mall is celebrating Chinese New Year with the theme of "Shanghai Splendour"!
The mall is full of festive booths and colourful CNY decorations that filled with "Shanghai feel" which certainly gets you in some real CNY mood!
There are also many interesting performances taking place at the same time too!
In that case, I'm here to share what Intermark Mall has to offer to you guys in this red festive season! #excited



California Raisins @ A Healthy and Tasty Evening with Chef Emmanuel Stroobant

Guys!
How many of you here like raisins?
And how many of you know the goodness and benefits of raisins for your health?
Here's some key benefits of raisins that I wanna share with you all:
✓They are all-natural
✓They are naturally sweet and do not contain added sugar
✓They are fat and cholesterol-free and naturally low in sodium
✓They are a source of potassium (an important electrolyte that aids in muscle, cardiovascular and nervous system function)
✓They are a source of fibre
✓They are a source of concentrated nutrients
✓They are known to contain phytonutrients that suppress the growth of oral bacteria associated with cavities and gum disease
Overall, raisins are a healthful food and make a great addition to many diets.



Summit USJ Shopping Mall @ The Rational of the Chinese New Year Decor 2020

Chinese New Year is around the corner.
Have you started on your home decorations yet?
While I was doing my CNY shopping for festive foods and new clothing, there are so many shopping malls are all decked up in stunning CNY decos and festive music to spread the joys of the celebration for the Year of the Rat.
Those impressive mall decors are not only nice for taking lovely photos, but also gives everyone a festive and lively atmosphere for CNY good vibes.
The decos at most of the malls are really putting a lot of efforts and investment in it, some really creative and impressive.
Just like the one, Summit USJ Shopping Mall that I visited in few days ago, they completing the setup with recycled cardboard-made of adornments, such as Chinese calendar, rats, lion dances, fortune cats etc to welcome the beautiful spring festive.



Carlsberg Malaysia @ Wishes All Double Prosperity Offering Double Rewards in CNY 2020!

It is an honour and a privilege to be invited to attend the exclusive Pre-Chinese New Year celebration together with Carlsberg Malaysia on last Friday.
The Carlsberg’s Chinese New Year campaign for year 2020 is "Double Cheers. Double Winnings", where Carlsberg believes that good things come in pairs and also want to greet beer lovers double prosperity by offering double rewards to commemorate unique occurrence of year 2020.
I had a great time on that Friday evening; lots of fun meeting old and new friends, enjoyed delightful cuisines with great beers, and also created my first time painting koi fishes featured in Carlsberg’s CNY 2020 masthead.
I'm going to share the fun and laughter in this post, and also feed you the information on how you can win yourself a 3-litre Carlsberg bottle, Carlsberg Smart Mini Bar and also RM800 worth of groceries all paid by Carlsberg!
Excited, right?! #iknow 



Bits and Pieces in Barcelona @ Barcelona, Spain

Hey guys!
Welcome back!
I hope most of you have already read my Hippo in Spain & Portugal 2019 post, if you haven't, go and read now yeaaaaaa. :)
Like I said early in my previous post, today I'm going to dive deep into the places that I've been to in Spain and Portugal.
I will be separating the posts according to different locations, and will show you the attractions and highlights that must not missed out in both Spain and Portugal!
So, Barcelona is the first destination we visited during our Spain tour.
It was about 7 hours and 30 minutes flight from Dubai to Barcelona, and we landed at Barcelona airport at about 2 in the afternoon.
We didn't get to check in the hotel, but only freshen up a bit at the airport after picked up our luggage.
So, it was really a long and exhausted day on the first day in Barcelona.



Recap 2019, To 2020!

Time flies.
Can't believe it is the end of 2019 now.
2019 has been an up and down year for me.
Well, I can't say it is the best, but also not the worst year too.
I'm feeling so glad that I have my family, Lik and friends being with me all the time this year.
Looking back the new year resolution I made for 2019, I think I did most of them, except being an organized person (this probably gonna take another few more years to achieve lol), yet I'm happy that I'm taking my steps to be more socialize and able to communicate well with new people. :)
Writing a year end recap is like a ritual on my blog when it comes to the end of the year, so yea, this year will not be exceptional as well.
I'm going to write about the recap to keep all my memories and some highlights for 2019.
So, here's what I have for my best 2019.