Saturday 29 August 2015

I passed my JLPT N3~!

JLPT N3 2015

Super quick update~! If you follow me on my Instagram or Facebook, you probably have seen me posting about this but just for a documentation of a personal accomplishment (Hey, that's one reason people keep blogs right?), I simply want to brag share it over on my blog as well.

So yesss, I passed my Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT) N3 level exam!! I know I didn't score too well but it is a feat that I even pass considering I had to study so much more on my own before sitting for the paper because what I learned from class was definitely not enough to cover that level yet then. Also, I'm SUPER happy because, aside from passing, I am simply proud to accomplish one of my 2015 goals. Hooray!!

Actually I was also looking forward to take JLPT N2 this year but I'm not sure I will be ready_there are just so many more things to cover!_ so I'm postponing it to next year instead #studygoals

Saturday 22 August 2015

CO2 Laser Treatment at Mediviron Clinic Review

I'm typing this while waiting for my the numbing cream the nurse has just applied on my back to work its effect. So I finally decided to get a CO2 laser treatment at Mediviron Clinic to have the mole on my back removed.

It has been bugging me for a while now and call me superstitious or old fashion but I believe the superstition in which mole at the back, especially the ones located close to the spine area are associated with bad luck according to Chinese. Though, it is mostly because of the former. Of course I got lots of moles in several parts of my body _ face, arms, legs and back _ but I'm fine with most of them except this one.

Didn't they say in your 20s, you have to learn to love your body or at least make some changes to love your body? Maybe not in your 20s, at any point of your life. Sooner the better LOL. Can't waste the rest of your life feeling troubled over body issues right?

At the waiting area~

Speaking of mole removing, this is not my first attempt to have my mole removed. I had one of my mole removed back when I was in my teenage years. It was a rather obvious mole right underneath my chin and that was in the way of my self-confidence. Yeah, back then I have hell lotsa body issues FML

Anyway, one day while I was hanging around at the mall after school activities, I went to consult the sifu there and had my mole removed for only RM10! The sifu applied some traditional medicine and in several minutes, the mole just protruded on its own and he simply removed it. Overall, it was a quick, painless procedure. I would have gone back to that sifu but he moved years ago and I have no clue where he went. As for my chin, it has been mole-less for years but I'm noticing a tiny mole reappearing in the exact spot recently but this time I'm probably just going to let it be.

I did get to know of a sifu who has a shop around Petaling Street but when I went there (alone) sometime early this year, the place crept me out I resigned from the idea. I was not considering laser initially as a friend told me of the exorbitant pricing. He has his done for close to Rm1000 for how many moles I don't know..

Still, I did some Google-ing and 2 weeks ago, I found that Mediviron Clinic offers such service for a more affordable fee and that's just how I find my way here today.

*Intermission* Back home again after the laser treatment and a bit of window shopping. The window shopping part is mandatory hahaha

Was ushered into the consultation room and had my mole zapped LOL. The procedure lasted less than 5 minutes. Compare to what I did last time, oh boy this hurts quite a bit (;▽;) First time the doctor zapped me, the sting shocked me I involuntarily flinched. The next few zaps, I had to bit my lips and distract myself by focusing on my breathing wth (=__=)  Probably have low tolerance towards pain... But the pain only lasted that much, I don't feel pain afterwards save for occasional short intervals of discomfort.

This is the mole before and right after laser. It appears slightly red and there is a depression scar I'm hoping new skin will grow soon. I was told to give it at least a week and to expect scabs to form in the next few days.

After the treatment, I was given an antibiotic cream to apply twice a day for the next 3-4 days. The doctor also made a follow up appointment in 3 weeks' time in case the mole grew out on the same spot. In that case, the next laser treatment will be free.

Alrighty, that's most for my review this time. Will be updating again on the healing progress in this same post
next weekin a few weeks' time~!

ps, I visited Mediviron Clinic but for some reason there was a sign requesting patients to go to Nexus Clinic. I'm not sure of the connection but just so you know the photos are taken inside Nexus Clinic. I entered the clinic and asked the receptionist if I got the right place and I swear she sorta rolled her eyes wth. Guessing she gets that question a lot..


(Update Sept 12th, 2015) 

Today's exactly 3 weeks since I've got laser done to remove the mole on my back. Here I'm simply sharing with you snapshots I took over the period to show you the recovery bits.

Don't mind the different color since they're taken at different time of the day..

 For the first few days I had experience occasional discomfort at the laser-ed part and it gets itchy too. It took a week before some dry skin started forming but I didn't quite realized when it peeled off.. The laser-ed part still appears pinkish so I'm guessing it will take a little while longer before it completely recover.

I supposedly have a follow up appointment with Mediviron Clinic in case a new mole grows on the same spot but since I didn't see any signs of that, I decided I could skip it. The nurse told me there probably won't be a need for it too.

So yeah, this are pretty much most of it. I will try to snap pics on the progress some more though the next update until my skin recovers (if I didn't get too lazy :/ )

Adios for now!


(Update Dec 12th, 2015) 

It's been almost 5 months now since I had the laser done on my back~!

Haven't been snapping photos until last week but I haven't seen much improvement on the scar. At this moment, it still appears pinkish.

I asked and was told it may be because the 'root' of the mole may have been quite deep thus it takes a while longer to recover.. Compared to the laser done on my face which only took less than a week before the redness cooled off. I guess I need to apply Bio-oil, hopefully that speeds up the skin's regeneration process...

Sunday 16 August 2015

Hada Labo Deep Moisturizing Hand Cream Review

Today I'll just be doing a short review for Hada Labo's Deep Moisturizing Hand Cream in Rose scent. I've actually been using this for a while now but didn't get about to reviewing about it until now.

Truthfully, I'm no fan of hand creams because of my OCD, I tend to wash my hands
fairly super often I don't see a purpose on using one since I have the tendency to  wash them off. However, probably from the constant hand washing and due to dry environment at work from all the air conditioning (It gets freaking cold in the office at times!),  I find myself needing one when the skin on my hands started to peel... (=Д=;)

Hada Labo offers two different type of hand cream_Rose-scented for Deep Moisturizing and Lavender-scented for Whitening purpose.

Description if you can read Chinese. Don't ask me to translate, those characters are equally alien language to me!

Though, I did some research on the web and found some information from Hada Labo's FB page. You're welcome.

Hada Labo Hand Cream Ingredients

The moisturizing lotion is packed with Bulgarian Rose Hydrosol and 3 kind of rose essential oil. No wonder simply from squeezing just a small dollop onto my hand and I could smell the strong scent of rose! Aside from Vitamin E and Australian Macademia Ternifolia Seed Oil, both the hand cream is packed with Hada Labo's signature Super Hyaluronic Acid so expect amazing moisturizing result from them!

Texture-wise, it has a silky-creamy sort of consistency that glides easily when applying. I'm no pro when it comes to hand cream but I find this a bit greasy which sort of temp me to want to wash my hands wthiswrongwithme (=__=)  I actually found a solution to this just recently that is to apply this hand cream before sleeping instead of during the day (⌒▽⌒)v #problemsolved LOL

I know there are probably 101 other choices for hand creams out there which probably have fancier packaging and nicer scents but I wanted something simple and works enough to keep my hands moisturize. Thus, opting to buy this simple Hada Labo hand cream. 

Also, like usual, I'm obsessed with Japanese brand skin care and Hada Labo's a personal favorite so I didn't think much before purchasing. At RM19.90 for a 50ml tube (I got mine at RM11.80 on sale if I remember correctly!), it's quite affordable and works well to tackle my dry hands issue (*´∀`*)

Saturday 1 August 2015

July OOTDs

Happy August, people~!

I'm back with another quick OOTDs post (*⌒∇⌒*)v Didn't get much chance to snap all the OOTD I wanted to show you this month and my last outfit shot was taken just last night despite feeling tired.. This time I'll just be sharing my 3 looks and recent additions to my wardrobe, loaded with prints (I LOVE, LOVE them!!) & denim which are definitely Summer 2015 must haves!

#1 Tribal print dress from Factorie, belts from Forever21 and necklace from Lovisa. Can you believe I got the dress on a super bargain for only RM20?! Found a last piece in my size and I didn't think twice before buying LOL.


Plus the prints are lovely I likey! (*°▽°*)


#2 Mango Florence-style printed floral top, necklace and white shorts


I'm loving the print of this top too! It's almost similar design with the dress on top since they've got contrast prints at the hem.

Oh, and it's my first blouse from Mango! Rarely bought from this brand but I love their recent boho/tribal/ethnic collection and even bought another boho blouse from the recent sale. That one I'll be sharing in another post since I haven't got the chance to wear it yet.

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Last outfit for today's post which really was #whatiworeyesterday (≧◡≦) Please ignore my tired looking eyes, I was feeling super tired..

#3 Denim shirt from Cotton On which I mixed-and-matched with my skirt which I bought some time ago from Zalora Malaysia


Was hanging out around Pavillion and taking photos. They have the obon decorations around since next week it's the obon festival in Japan!

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Even the decors upstairs are so pretty!


Was teleported to Chibi Maruko Chan land too LOL. How nostalgic, I used to read this manga when I was a child!


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