5 Cinspirations

Here are 5 Cinspirations that make my week brighter ever since I returned from Japan.

1. These specialty food


{because now I can easily remake them at home after having tasted the ‘real thing’}

2. This Tokyo Banana charm


{because it arrived unexpected when I un-boxed the caramel flavored ones}

3. These best beauty buys (and curious Tarzan licking around)


{because these babies can last me for a very, very, long time}

4. This lingerie set from Ravijour


{because I’m certain I can’t find a white lace bra in Malaysia with a design so unique}

5. This Ladurée pen


{because this pretty thing was an unexpected find I chanced upon while walking along the beautifully tree-lined streets of Marunouchi, my favorite place in Tokyo up-to-date}


It seems my wild and wacky experiments to get beautifully straight hair caught so much attention it reached Sunsilk’s - I was invited to their Sunsilk Perfect Straight Hair media launch event to discover the solution I’ve been searching for so long! Ideally we’d like to have different hairstyles from Monday to Sunday but in the real world, who has the time to do their hair every day? Imagine how great it’d be [...]



After ambitiously unearthing Paris in 1 day, it’s time to unwind and experience the true meaning of la vie en rose at a cozy city in France named Toulouse. {A fitting bed that made my stay even better at an urban, minimalistic-ally designed hotel}  {Immediately changed out from my Parisian sailor dress to a flirty bohemian outfit to fit in the blushing Toulouse-an mood}  {A very ‘green’ bathroom designed with a shower floor that slants ever so [...]



I’ve tried cooking a few versions of this classic dish (one with a more Spanish attitude here), but this recipe by Avec Eric is by far the tastiest. Using the freshest ingredients I can find, stewed with half a bottle of red wine (saved the remaining for two to enjoy the final product of this rustic meal), an ordinary day turned out to become celebratory. Imagine golden brown chicken cooked [...]



Though I have to admit that one of the so-called ‘first world pains’ in a woman’s life is to wear a body hugging dress, I did it anyway for the sake of Paris and sailor stripes. With a coat of bold red lipstick to follow and some CoCo attitude, we hit Paris hard. This shot taught me one thing – you know how sometimes (especially when you grow older) you think [...]



Here are 5 Cinspirations that packed my week with wonder. 1. The Big American Dream Cream {The perfect combination for having voluminous, nourished hair; flew in all the way from Australia} 2. This special gift from my soul sister {Because it is a gift from Ai Rene and I intentionally leave it wrapped – so that I have something new to look forward to when I return from my trip [...]



This LBD (long black dress) has got to be real! With sewn-in engineered folds flowing from a gold chained choker decorating the neckline, tailing all the way down bare back – this ingenious piece would successfully elongate the body of just any lady. Repeat around the waist for definition. For added continuity, I explored with interesting geometry accessories – a one sided earring, a mirror watch and minimalist cuff. Inevitable [...]