BTS PTD on stage – from my room

This is like my 2nd online concert of this year. Again, a BTS concert. Online concert should be a forever thing in the future. It is a great option for people like me.

Old. With small kids. No stamina. Difficult to take leave from work. Cannot stand heat . Moderate social anxiety levels. Yup. So dear artists, all artists, please consider online streaming an option. I know it is a lot of work. And money.

온라인 콘서트에 벌써 행복해. 온라인 옵션을 열어 두십시오. 앞으로 오프라인 콘서트가 있더라도. 때문에… 팬사인회가 있더라도 무료로 갈 수 있다고.. 난 아직 안가는 타입 나는 내성적이다

Anyway, as usual my eyes are on Suga. And this has gotta be the perfect outfit ever. Love the hair. The makeup. Everything.

halu Yoongi

So, Datuk Siti Nurhaliza.. bolehka nak mintak online concert?

Filling my cup with self love

I have a full September in my work schedule. To make it worse, I did not slot in any planned annual leave day this month. I should rest a bit in October. I could feel that I don’t have much to pour from my cup. I should do something about it now. I need to fill my cup with self love.

if you feel drained, why not do less rather than trying to do more?

care less, worry less, make it less tough, and take a rest

-Suga, 24.02.2020 on Weverse

DELEGATE

What is the point of having a husband if you are not going to depend on him, right? *grin* Although I know where to bring my car for its service and maintenance, I decided not to do it this time. I delegated the task to the husband and be direct about it. No room for discussion. The request went something like,

“are you free this saturday?

Why

“bring my car for service and tyre checking”

Eh

That means I have successfully sealed the deal. And he paid for the it. *double grin*

DRESS THE PART

Ever since I am recruited into the vaccine mobile team, my daily OOTD has been scrubs. I had a one week break this week. I wanted to dress up. I went clothes shopping online at Shopee. It has been almost 2 years since I bought a new work outfit and hijab. I used to enjoy going to Scarlet at AEON shopping mall but that is an activity not quite happening in the near future. The haul included 2 pairs of baju kurung kedah, 3 long skirts, 16 scarves, 4 inner scarves and cosmetic products from South Korea. I nearly bought some electronic gadgets. I had my eye on the BT21 wireless keyboard and mouse. Thankfully, I still had some self control. I did an Instagram reel of my Shooky blusher and lipstick.

I applied make up for work. Which is a rare occurrence as I am usually bare faced. I don’t even use moisturiser but this week, I did the full cleanser, toner, essence and moisturiser thing. Then, the foundation, eyeshadow, mascara, blusher and lipstick. At night, I indulge in another round of toner and moisturising routine before bed while having a leg massage using the Gintell mini machine. I would have dyed my hair too but it takes up a lot of precious energy and enthusiasm.

I tried hard to dress up as a medical officer working in primary care. LOL.

BRAIN DUMP

I did some journaling over the weekend. I used my new stickers and washi tape. I wrote and wrote in my 5 year hobonichi techo. It was therapeutic. I also changed the theme of my study blog, NotaMinci. It needed a face lift. After all, Semester 6 is starting and I needed to get a clear head to kick it off. I haven’t got everything worked out yet but the mess is untangling bit by bit.

WATCH RUN BTS

The latest one with SUBs is episode 151. Malaysia was mentioned briefly in the previous episode as they played the Capital game. It came as no surprise when BTS could not guess the capital of Malaysia. They got confused with Indonesia, our cousin. Haha. But they did remember having been to Kota Kinabalu some time ago. It was a very santai episode with the guys doing whatever it is they’d like to do on a staycation. Eat, sleep and relax sort of thing. Reminds me that I haven’t been on a staycation for quite some time. I dread packing up for it though and the load of laundry that comes after. The work of a mother doesn’t stop at staycations.

EAT AS MUCH CHOCOLATE AS I WANT

Perhaps it’s the progesterone as I am approaching ovulation day. Soon. There is an intense craving towards sweet things like chocolate and soda. It’s like ‘whatever, I nak makan’. So I bought the Cadbury fun packs where there is an assorted mix of mini chocolate bars. The calories felt less with each bite.

As for yourself, what do you do to show that you love yourself?

My mask acne cleared up – finally

Remember my Hermo Haul some time ago? I was on a quest to solve my acne troubles. Well, the problems solved but the star product wasn’t from any of the items I bought. Some of the skin care products helped but you could tell they were more as an adjunct and did not lend any significant improvements to my skin’s condition. I tried and implemented a few new things to my schedule/regime.

Lifestyle changes

  1. Drink more plain water – I am refilling my water bottle more often at work since we have the dispenser machine at the workplace. That helped a lot
  2. Manage time better – sleep better, plan my assignments so I wouldn’t have to cram every single thing in 2 weeks or so
  3. Change my 3 ply mask more often – it is now recommended to double mask to protect ourselves from new, vicious strains.

Self love

  1. I bought loose flowers for myself from this online florist – The Fine Flowers. Staring at the fresh flowers reminds me of my happy days as a medical student. Back then, I got mine from our local supermarket like ASDA. Loose flowers ni kira normal and keperluan utk omputih. In Malaysia, flowers mcm for special occasions je.. hence the steep pricing. Sedeh sis.
  2. Explore good music that uplifts the mood – as you can tell, my current obsession is BTS. If I can get over Take That and NSync when their time comes to part, I am sure I would be able to do the same for BTS. But please, tunggu sis naik 40. ha ha ha.

Invest in good skincare product

For now, from my previous hauls.. I am really loving Goodal’s Vitamin C toner pad and Laneige’s Water Sleeping Mask. In fact, I am repeating the order for Goodal although it costs quite a bomb. It’s about RM88 without discount. Which means, another Hermo Haul coming soon. So, what is the star product that managed to solve my mask acne problem. It is actually a Japanese product that most Malaysian women have grown accustomed to. I have used this product before and due to it’s hefty price, decided to switch to a Korean brand. Turns out, these products are superior and well received because they do what they say.

It is SKII.

Sk-ii Pitera Welcome Kit By Sk-ii - 3 Pc 2.5oz Facial Treatment Essence 1oz  Facial Treatment Clear Lotion 0.5oz Rna Radical New Age Cream, 3 Count- Buy  Online in Bahamas at bahamas.desertcart.com.

Bought the welcome kit from an online store

It worked wonders in less than 2 weeks – I was delighted. Even the acne scars have become less pigmented. Throughout using this product, I didn’t use other beauty products, not even makeup except for the facial cleansers. I guess SKII is here to stay until I am 40. It has been giving me a youthful look so far. LOLS.