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Taiwan-Touch Your Heart!


Next time when you're thinking of going somewhere for a vacation, remember to pack your bag and go on a trip to Taiwan. But before you actually book your tickets for good, maybe you might want to gather some useful information regarding the places of attraction, culinary, types of transportation and the culture of the island. If you really love shopping and craving for delectable snacks and dishes, Taiwan is definitely one destination for shopaholics who can't help buying.. =P

Taiwan, which is also known as Formosa(beautiful island) in Portuguese, is the largest island of the Republic of China (ROC). Usually people tend to think of Taiwan as the small, crowded island, but however it is also a place where you can enjoy a beautiful scenery at Alishan, Taroko National Park, Mt. Hehuan, to name a few. Taiwan is a hotspot for its beautiful hot springs, high mountains and stunning beaches too.

The ''Taiwan Touch Your Heart'' continued to represent itself as a tourism logo on international promotions. The promotion appears to be quite a success as there has been an increasing number of tourists visiting Taiwan.

Last year during the summer of July 2008 right after my exams, I went on a trip to Taiwan with my family and a lovely friend. We visited many places and one of them was the Taipei 101, which is a landmark skycraper located in Xinyi District,Taipei,Taiwan. Taipei 101 is one of the 8 flagship destinations, so don't miss the chance to vist this unique building while you are at Taipei.
A photo of my Godmom and I standing at the entrance of Taipei 101

Moreover, tourists can also enjoy an exceptional shopping and dining experience at the Taipei 101 mall at its 828,000 sq. feet. The above photo was taken while I was having a heartiful meal at the Taipei 101 food court. If you do not fancy expensive dining at some fine restaurants you might actually want to consider eating at the food court,as the meals cost a whole lot cheaper.

Calling all shopaholics out there! Head on to Wu Fen Pu if you love inexpensive clothes. Wu Fen Pu is famous for its wholesale garment that houses over 1,000 little shops selling trendy clothes, shoes, bags and accessories.The clothes are mostly priced at NT100, which means about RM 11 for 1 piece of top. And I don't mean T-shirt, they are the types of clothing which you can see from the above photo. A great place for shopaholics who want the latest trends that won't burn a hole in their wallet. I bought a few when I was there because I had to rush to another location.. =) Feeling tired after long hours of shopping? Refresh yourself with a bowl of brown sugar ice with toppings according to your likings at at store nearby.

Xi Men Ding is another great destination to stop by. It's a place where teens usually like to hang out, and those lucky ones might even spot famous Taiwanese singers like Jay Chou,S.H.E, Wang Lee Hom if there happens to be concerts or performances. There are also a lot of shops selling trendy clothes and accessories too.
Growling tummy? Make your way to Ah Chung Mian Xian for a slurping treat. Famous for its oyster mee sua(noodles),this is definitely a must-try!! By the way, the stall itself has no tables and chairs, so customers have to stand outside while eating. Okay, just go ahead and enjoy a bowl and soon you'll forget that you're merely standing!
That's me holding a big bowl of flavoured fruity ice with wafer and 2 scoops of ice cream.I look greedy though.Want more variety...? Go ahead and scroll down......

Typical Taiwanese snacks are found everywhere, particularly in places like the night markets where tourists can be able to find all the delicious snacks in a single location. Trying out these snacks, tourists will be able to learn about different specialties, cultures and people from different areas, adding a whole new perspective to traveling.

Welcome to Taiwan!!!~

Padini Holdings Berhad


Padini is a leading fashion industry in Malaysia, with its ''Made in Malaysia'' stamp proudly carried abroad. The company aims to serve the interest of those customers who are fashion conscious that consist of both sexes and all ages. In order to keep in pace with the competitive world of fashion industry, Padini offers the latest fashion trends to meet the changing needs of its target customers, and has always strived to improve its production lines and increased capacity.

Vincci is the company's successful footwear market that caters to modern women who crave for trendy shoes. For those sophisticated connoisseurs who want something out of the ordinary, Vincci+ offers shoes,bags and accessories with a sense of luxury. The bags and shoes are limited to a few pieces per design, so you don't have to really worry about spotting someone wearing a pair of shoes exactly like yours!

Head on to the nearest Padini Concept Stores to see what it has to offer.For more info, be sure to check out http://www.padini.com/

Source: google.com

Japanese Green Tea


I absolutely love to indulge in a cuppa Japanese Green Tea at any time of the day.Not only is the aroma tantalizing, it contains many kinds of benefits if a person consumes green tea occassionally. Green tea is known for its anti-oxidant properties, which can prevent the body from the attack of harmful free radicals. If these harmful molecules are blocked from being released,diseases like cancer, cardiovascular disease and aging process can be prevented.

Besides that, green tea also contains vitamin C,E and other minerals that are essential for a body's needs. The Japanese are known for their longer life span, and one of their secrets is their regular consumption of green tea. This explains how green tea generally helps to slow down the aging process & promote longevity. Drinking green tea also helps to reduce weight too.What is Matcha?

Matcha is the green tea powder originated from Japan and is used for drinking alone, to make mochi,soba noodles and green tea ice cream. The fine green tea powder is made from gyokuro leaves that have been steamed and dried. All stems and veins are removed before the leaves are then grinded into fine powder.

Here are some delicacies made from green tea powder(matcha):

The Japanese are absolutely creative when it comes to food...
Now let's take a sneak peak into how green tea ice cream is made.Enjoy watching!!~

My Beauty Diary Face Masks


Having fair and luminous skin is practically every girl's dream. But having great skin isn't something you can achieve overnight. Besides drinking plenty of water, you will need to practice good skin care regime to achieve the results that you want. That is the reason why ''My Beauty Diary'' series of masks are seriously here for.

There are many types of masks such as black pearl,apple polyphenol,bulgarian white rose,red wine, to name a few. If you're opting for a fairer skin, try using Pearl Powder instead. I personally prefer the Yoghurt series because of its pleasant scent and the fact that it mosturizes my skin.

With Nanosphere Technology for easy essence absorption, one can feel the difference after using it once! These masks are selling like hotcakes right now in Asia and its popularity is probably due to its lower price.

Check out the new Berry series with cute packaging that are now available for sale:

Strawberry Yoghurt Mask

Mixed Berries Masks

Have fun.Try them all!!~~ ^.^v

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Alberto VO5 Hot Oil:Hair Repair Treatment


Recently,I just went through a hair-rebonding at a salon nearby my house. Rebonding is a chemical hair treatment, and this means that the chemical process itself is powerful for damaging the hair,causing it to become dry, weak and lead to hairfall. In order to overcome this problem, I am currently using the VO5 Hot Oil for my weekly hair treatment routine.
This little beauty comes into handy if your hair needs that little extra boost. Each pack contains 4 tubes of hot oil with an exclusive blend of 5 essential vitamins for shiny and healthy looking hair.It reconstructs damaged hair in just 1 minute! Good for people on-the-go.. Well I personally think that by utilizing 1 tube per week is already sufficient. I don't know about you, but I feel that salons are charging a high price solely for hair care treatments alone. So, I'll definitely stick to this one. =)
Here's some quick guides on how to use the hot oil:
1) Remove 1 tube from the carton.Place the unopened tube in a cup of water to heat.You can
alternatively drop into bath and run under shower.
2) Take note that the hot oil is used before shampooing. Massage the contents of tube into hair &
leave up to 1 minute.
3) Rinse hair thoroughly and shampoo as usual.
Alberto VO5 Hot Oil is available at Watson's,Guardian & other participating stores. Go grab it!

Hanskin Super Magic BB cream


The Hanskin Super Magic BB Cream is definitely a must-have!Why?Because it is an ALL-in-One Cosmetic Product that acts as a Foundation + Concealer + Sunblock protection +Moisturiser + Oil Controller + Pore Tightener +Toner + Whitener + Anti-Wrinkle. That's right! So,do you think you still have to waste your energy,time & $$$ searching and buying for other cosmetics products when you can just get them all in 1 tube of this BB cream? For your info, BB stands for Blemish Balm,effective for treating acne-prone skin too. It was first used by famous Korean celebrities. This BB cream is suitable for all skin types, and has the benefits of both skincare & makeup product.

Believe me.This magic works wonders. I've tried it. =)