Tuesday, 31 March 2015

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Taiwan is a pretty common tourist destination among Malaysian Chinese but not me. It has never occurred to me to ever step foot in Taiwan for a leisure holiday. Reason being; I can't read/speak Mandarin so it is going to be tough for me / I'm not a fan of Taiwan entertainment so it was never appealing to me / I'm not a girly shopper who loves to shop clothing and cosmetics in Taiwan. So basically, I can't find a reason strong enough to visit Taiwan. 

That is until...

few years back, I was there for a trip solely for business purpose and my heart kind of got heavy when I realize how much I have been missing, finally knowing that Taiwan is actually a great place for exploring but I do not have time to do anything leisure back then! Also, knowing that one of my other half's priority on his wishlist is to visit Taiwan! Now my heart skips a beat whenever I think about a leisure trip to Taiwan with bae~

I know I mentioned that I'm not the average girls who go crazy with shopping, so if I'm ever at Taiwan, it's going to be the LOHAS (Lifestyle of Health & Sustainability) way! I want to get the best out of Taiwan! A truly relaxing and enjoyable trip with my bae~ <3

It's time to recuperate from the busy and stressful city life! Take a break, enjoy the breeze in Taiwan!

I've always heard of Alishan but the image that I get was not very exciting but once I started to google about it, it slowly draws me in, getting into my top list of must visits!

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Alishan Forest Railway
I always had a vision of going through forest trails in a train, enjoying the soul calming scenery of mountains and nature.. Usually it might be expensive but this might be an affordable one which could realize my *dream*. Although it is nothing like a few days trip in the train itself, I think it will give an unforgettable splendid experience!

Alishan Forest Recreation Centre
Aside from the train journey, I will get to enjoy a soulful walk among the giant trees, enjoy a sea of clouds forming with a sunset, lodge a night in this mystical mountain and enjoy a mesmerizing sunrise the next morning! I think it would make a great date. :)

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Hot Spring
Taiwan is super well-known for hot springs! There's the hot spring / mud spring / rare cold mineral spring; a whole lot for you to choose from with more than 100 hot spring sites in the country! Not to mention that there are four types of water; sodium carbonate / sodium hydrocarbonate / sulfer / pure water with different therapeutic effects! Gosh, super spoilt for choice!

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Kuanziling Hot Spring
Referred to as the Cosmetic Black Hot Spring Mud Bath, it is one of the favourite of Taiwan girls! The watery mud hot spring, rich with mineral clay deposits is said to be like a beauty spa, naturally gives you beautiful skin after that! It is said to be a true treasure as this similar hot spring can only be found in two other country, Sicily and Japan. 

Just nearby, there is an unusual sight of Water and Fire Cave. Something quite eye opening!

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Dongpu Hot Spring
If you prefer a more relaxing one, try a hot spring with great view! Who could deny this beautiful addition?

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Recreation Farm
One of the close to nature to do! Who says being close to nature ain't fun? I always love recreation farm activities! Good fresh fruits / food heals the soul! Found one in Taiwan which I really like!

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Wu Ling Farm
Besides being a romantic place during Spring, there's 700 hectares of land with mountain fruits such as pears / peaches / apples / etc and also tea farm!  There's even a scenic waterfall about 50m away. It would be great to spend a few days here just exploring around through the tracks, farms and gardens around, creating peace and quietness in the heart and soul.

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Penghu County
I love new sights and experience, the Penghu archipelago known as the pearl of the Taiwan strait definitely has so much to explore. With 64 islands and islets all around; there's international spot for sailing competition, firework festival, seafood carnival, beach and water recreation, amazing marine ecology, scenic beauty and historic residence!

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Wang'an Island
Of the many, I would love to explore the Wang'an Island! With beautiful sandy beach and rich deposits of wenshi, veined stones, forming cute heart shape, it is known as the "Honeymoon Island". I could definitely understand why.

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There's a vast green pasture for cattle to graze on, and for me to forget civilization for a while; well-preserved collection of historic residences from the Qing Dynasty to give me a sight of the historic moments; and then there's also home to the most stable ground in Taiwan for sea turtles to breed! These attractions might be contrasting but it creates a balance itinerary for relaxing, knowledge and nature! I would definitely love to pay a visit to the Green Sea Turtle Conversation Centre! (One of my all time favourite sea creature!)

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So different from the environment I am living in right now, these are the type of breakaway holiday that I love and enjoy. Giving peace to the soul, giving a break to the thoughts, giving my body time for regeneration. I would definitely recommend these to everyone, to take a break from the busy life, stop for a moment and just enjoy the inner peace our world have to offer.

What's your type of travel to Taiwan? Check out and explore Taiwan here! I promise you they have much more to offer than you ever thought of!

Most of my time have been occupied since I started to get actively involve in blogging again. With a busy schedule, somehow I feel less of a hype getting ready for Chinese New Year. This is probably the first time I actually did not fully "spring clean" my room.

If you are a Chinese girl, you will probably take this opportunity to spend a bomb on hair makeover to look good for the Chinese New Year. However, for me, I just made some casual enquiry at some salons about hair colouring and perming but ended up with just a trim all over and a hair treatment.

When I enquire about hair colour with a bright shade of gradient black-blue-white and perm, most of the stylists would first warn me about the great damage it will do to my hair, so worry-some to the extend that my hair would break. Then, they would just break into a discouraging silence..

That ends my thought for my hair makeover...

...until I chance upon a sponsored hair makeover by Divo Hair Connections thanks to MHB~

The journey started with a consultation with Bryan Gor, the founder and Creative Director of Divo Hair Connection. He asked if I have anything in mind and I showed him the photo above. After studying the photo, he asked if I usually dress up really casual or like to dress up fashionably as to decide whether the colours would be suitable for my look

In the end, we decide on bright blue and green shades for the left and right section of my hair instead of all my hair to balance out the colour and shade. He also suggested a shorter layer length for easy maintenance. (to prevent my hair ends from going to all different directions if I just perform a normal blow dry after hair wash)

I like how he takes everything into consideration during the consultation, e.g, customer's objective, suitability, practicality, sustainability and finally coming out with a perfect solution!

I was pretty excited to see the outcome as this is my first time trying out bright colours with a bleaching process. All those saying about great damage due to bleaching somehow really got me there but I decide to give it a try and put my trust on a professional like Bryan.

As usual, the process would be a haircut, bleaching, colouring, wash, blow dry! The bleaching process was done on the seat itself while the colouring was done at the hair wash bed. A support tool was place below my neck for my comfort. I have to say, it was really comfortable lying there, relaxing and resting that I almost doze off!

I couldn't help but let out a hidden happy smirk when my hair was unwrapped for blow dry. Even when it was wet, I could see the colours. The outcome when my hair was blown dry? Totally love it! There's like shades of ash green / teal / purple and everything in between!

First look of colours on both side after blow dry. If you are lucky, you'll catch a few strands of purple peeking out every now and then! Love them!

As mentioned, the colours are beautifully outstanding but it won't be too over in comparison to a whole coloured head! I love this decision by Bryan and the outcome definitely gives me a long lasting impression on his ability and professionalism in his field!

After about 2 hours through the process and curling iron, this is how my hair looks like!  Time seems to pass by so fast unlike in other salons where it takes about 3-4 hours.

Do you like what you see? I think the colours are bold and outstanding but yet easily acceptable.

Here's a comparison of before and after! I wonder if I would ever go back to only black..

After a week, with straight hairs and curved ends. (indoor lighting)

After 2 weeks,  with curls! (indoor lighting)

For more pictures with outfit, check out my instagram here: https://instagram.com/tenshichn

Again, thanks to Bryan and Andy for this amazing hair makeover! These are hands you can trust for an amazing result! Bryan has previously worked in partnership in another saloon but decided to open up one he can call his own, Divo Hair Connection at Dataran Sunway, Kota Damansara.

The team consist of Bryan Gor, Andy Lew and Lex Gan who are very experienced professionals in Hair Care, Scalp Care, Hair Dressing / Makeover, Creative Design besides the usual Hair Cut, Hair Colouring, Perming, Rebonding and more. *check out their work profiles in the instagram link below!

Divo Hair Connection is a very comfortable saloon with clean and simple interior of white walls, wooden furnishing of floor and tables, classic faux leather seats with a tint of red colour sofa to bring up the environment!

They are well-known for usage of Rolland O Way products which are all extremely natural and organic, all the way from Italy! The products range from normal hair care, scalp recovery and right to hair colouring!  As this brand is very exclusive, you will only find them here in the whole of Malaysia! 

Besides this, don't be alarmed when you come across a highly technology advanced equipment  for scalp treatment. Right here, they only try to provide the best for you.

Comfortable private rooms are also available for those who prefers more privacy!

Here's the affordable Price List for their services.

Membership Benefits and Referral Benefits!

If you think that this is the end, you are up for a surprise! 

Divo Hair Connection is now having a 2nd Year Anniversary promotion! You can now enjoy Hair Cut + Scalp/Hair Treatment for only RM60 nett! GST? What GST? Let me repeat again, it's RM60 nett! (valid from now till 30th April 2015 only! Hurry up!)

In hand, I am also holding two RM50 vouchers to giveaway! Leave a comment on my blogpost / instagram / facebook telling me why you deserve the voucher! Yup, just as simple as that! The lucky ones will be announced on 13th April 2015!

RM50 discount for all types of Organic Services (not applicable for hair cut)

Terms and conditions;
  1.  Only one offer may be used at any one time and may not be used in conjunction with any other offer.
  2. Voucher must be presented when you arrive at the salon, before service.
  3. Valid for Organic Products only.
  4. Please call for availability prior to booking. (contact number below)
  5. Valid for booking on Sunday - Friday, 10.30am - 8.30pm.
If you can't wait to make an appointment with them, scroll down for the contact and give them a call right now!

Divo Hair Connection

a: 7-1, Jalan PJU 5/11, Dataran Sunway, Kota Damansara, 47810 Petaling Jaya, Selangor.
t: +603-6150 1910

h: 10:30am - 8:30pm / 7 days a week

Thursday, 26 March 2015

Okay, okay, I know most people already know about this but... there's definitely those who have not, right? So, I'll do the good deed of sharing! *big wide smiles*

Wednesday, 18 March 2015

Japanese products are drastically flooding the country now and I'm loving every bits of it! Every time I come across a new Japanese product in Malaysia, my heart skip a beat! Only Japanese craze fans like me would understand this! Haha~

So what's the latest trending Japanese product in the country? You've probably guessed it from the title! That's right, it's Mentholatum's Chu Lip lipbalm! Mentholatum has been my favourite brand when it comes to lipbalm and now they are leveling up!

We all know when it comes to Japan related products, they are either very impressive or super fun! Chu Lip is no different! In case you missed out, Chu Lip is now the talks of giggling girls all over town!

Monday, 16 March 2015

Most beauty skincare brands always focus on range such as whitening and anti-aging.

I have sensitive skin but I have not come across any brands which shouts out,"Hey! We provide the best skincare for sensitive skin! Got a problem with sensitive skin? We'll fix it for you!"

Finally, Watsons brings joy to everyone having sensitive skin issue by introducing the all-new revolutionary Derma skincare, Skin Advanced skincare range! I'm really glad to know that this product range is specially developed by a team of cosmetics experts led by Dr.Tadahiro Shimada in Japan!

Launched by Caryn Loh, Watsons Malaysia General Manager of Trading, Danny Hoh, Watsons Malaysia Head of Marketing and joined by Hansen Lee, Sarah Lian, Dr Lim Ting Song and Ms.Milcah Boon.

Sunday, 15 March 2015

"Gonna rise up, burning black holes in dark memories, gonna rise up, turning mistakes into gold. ~Eddie Vedder~"

– Sarah

Thursday, 12 March 2015

We girls like to shop for clothing / beauty products and pamper ourselves with facial / massage / spa treatment and a voucher booklet for all seems like just the thing we need!

So recently I received a Ladies Edition 2014/2015 Coupon Voucher Booklet by Worthybook. It is said to worth more than RM11,000 in freebies & discount vouchers! That's if we actually used all the vouchers? Still, sounds like really good news to me! Save while we spend! 

Let's see if this voucher booklet which cost RM25 is all worth it!

Wednesday, 11 March 2015

It was a sunny and lazy weekend but nothing could deter me from yummy food! Not even the crazy hot weather! 

Come join me in discovering Buns and Meat! The place that offers super delicious and mouth watering western cuisine with an additional pinch of passion!

Sunday, 8 March 2015

I've probably bore all of you with my fact sheet on Neutrax Original Cultured Coconut Extract with Bio-Lipopeptide & Neutrax All Natural Theraphy Oil - Culcutured Coconut Extract with Geranium on my previous blogpost.

Wednesday, 4 March 2015

I know this sounds crazy sudden but I'm getting married!!! 

I need help on my wedding gown decisions! I've picked a few which I really like and I need you to scroll through the gowns and let me know which I should pick because I can't decide! The dilemma of a soon-to-be-bride :D

The Mermaid / Trumpet Wedding Gown

Monday, 2 March 2015

So there was a hype about Coconut Oil, and then the Virgin Coconut Oil and now something better? I've heard whispers of all these benefit of all types of oils but really, never took the initiative to know more about them. Perhaps being a young adult, I was ignorant to all these benefits because I do not find the need for them yet.

Early of the month, I came across an event invitation to Blogger's Brunch with Neutrax and thought to myself; hey! should definitely attend this to find out what these rave about coconut oil benefits are all about!