Friday, June 27, 2014

Review: Life Clenz

Fairy Beauty also sent me Life Clenz for review but I am sad to say that I have nothing good to say about it.


The taste is awful, and every night after taking it, I wake up 9 hours later with a raging stomach, begging me for release! To me, it is nothing more than a glorified laxative. I asked a couple of bloggers who were sent the same product and asked if they had diarrhea as well and all of them said yes. Most of them said that they got stomachaches which got better with continued use.

I did not complete the entire 2 boxes, there are still a couple left which I am too afraid to take. There was once I almost didn't make it to the toilet in time. Imagine tight jeans, diarrhea fighting to burst out of you and realizing there's no toilet paper in the toilet.

Not a pretty picture, and definitely not the nicest scenario to find yourself in.

I guess I will save the remaining for a rainy day, when I've been constipated for days or feeling extra bloated, just to feel flushed clean. It's actually an addictive feeling, because I imagine the diarrhea to be fats leaving my body in a torrent of pain and satisfaction. HAHAH. TMI?

But in all honesty, I still have a pooching stomach and I weigh pretty much the same, even though my body expelled everything I ate. Drinking water was fine, but keep your hands off alcohol because you WILL regret it!!!

Ok, I lied about the part where I had nothing good to say about it. Prior to taking it, my eyes got tired easily and when they are tired, they become dry and my vision goes fuzzy. When I was taking it... It just didn't happen! Who knows what sorcery it is??! If you do, let me know cos I was more confident driving around at night because my eyes kept their focus. Right now though, I have to keep blinking to moisturize my eyes because it's starting to get fuzzy... /.\ If you talk to me and you realize that I blink my eyes forcefully, including scrunching my face up, don't worry... I don't have some weird muscle twitch, neither am I hitting on you. I'm just moisturizing my eyes!

So, if like me, you strain your eyes every day and would like to get your vision back to full power and is able to overlook the taste, the pain and laxative effect, go for it! You can get a RM20 rebate with purchases above RM99 with this code: FAIRYNEW.

Also, an update about my weight loss with Life Food: I actually managed to lose half an inch off my thighs in a month! I did some yoga along with it, and cut back on my partying. I don't think I've been out in a week. But that's probably a lie. It feels like I haven't, but I probably have. Also, the best part about my little experiment with Life Food was.. I was really inconsistent with consuming it and it still worked! I'm going to try to take nothing else BUT Life Food until it runs out, starting on the 9th of July. I know I neglected to post progress pictures - which I said I would in that Life Food post - and totally didn't post anything on Instagram (do you know how hard it is to take a full body picture of yourself without a full length mirror?) but I will definitely post my before and after pictures with my weight for comparison this time, so check back in roughly 2 weeks? ;) It's a promise!


Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Project Green

I have a new project. I want to do what I can am willing to, to be more ecofriendly! I chose not to use the word 'can', because the truth is, there is much we can do but are unwilling to do because it involves sacrifice. I'm not giving up my technology and the conveniences it offers. Nope, but I'll be more than willing to muck around in my garden, make it pretty and as sustainable as my knowledge and skill set allows. I mean I'm hardly a carpenter or a farm girl... Although, when I was younger... All I wanted was to have a farm of my own. All thanks to an Enid Blyton book called The Children of Willow Farm. I was so enchanted by the romantic notion of living off the earth and the animals I'd keep that I lost slight of reality. If you can dream it, you can do it? Well, yes. Yes, I could. But I won't because I do not want to live away from my family and friends, with only nature as my sole companion. I can't.

Now that I have gotten that out of the way... I'm going to name it: Shades of Green. Because of the varying degrees of willingness, and various little actions that can make a difference. Perhaps you're a defense player and would rather just use recyclable bags or not litter. Maybe you prefer and offense position and is more satisfied with planting trees, raising awareness. But it all makes a difference. 

I very nearly named it Circle of Life. The idea is that everything has its time and place. Everything can be reused, recycled or repurposed. It's also a Lion King reference, and a great song.

Anyway, what brought this on?

A ladies finger plant decided to make my garden its home and DING! Lightbulb moment! I can plant my own vegetables and utilize the plot of land around my house instead of letting weeds consume it! So, I bought a hoe, started to whack away at the soil and discovered the smell of the earth. And that was it.

I started to read up on all kinds of plants, especially herbs and mosquito-repelling plants. I also studied about chickens care - I had broiler chickens before (chickens raised for their meat - I had 3 and they disappeared one by one till I realized that my mom has been cooking them! OH THE HORROR.) and now I'm interested in getting some egg-laying hens. They could be my little compost factories, gardening companions and I would really like to be able to say: "I feel sad for the generation that has never once in their life tasted FRESH eggs" because apparently people who hasn't had fresh eggs before are really missing out. I also went on Pinterest to look at DIY recyclables, etc etc. You get the idea.

So here's to the birth of a new found passion!

Sunday, June 15, 2014

A short update on life.

I got a job! I'm no longer a parasite leeching off my dad, with no effort to improve or contribute to the family whatsoever anymore. I no longer shop and rot and drink the nights away with the money dad has given me. I have a job. 

It's not really a matter of how I spend the money, but how I live my life. I'm no longer that piece of shit who sleeps till 4pm and then parties till 4am. Repeat times infinity (or until someone drops from overdose or the long nights). It's like giving money to a trash can. The first few months were great, but then things started to get a bit... Meaningless. I also put on a lot of weight HAHA. The honeymoon period between graduating and getting a job should never last more than 6 months. Mine went on for 10. The first 3 months were the best, I could tell people I just graduated, that I wanted to enjoy life for a little bit before jumping into a lifetime commitment of working. Everyone agreed with me strongly, told me to enjoy myself. But past 6 months, my reasons started to sound a bit thin, even to my own ears and I could barely bring myself to say I just came back from Australia, that I just graduated. Because after 3 months, you didn't just anything. You're already a graduate veteran. I could feel the judgement in their eyes, hear the whispers... But I didn't want to just settle for anything. 

I had a little stint in a production firm, but it didn't work out. I freelanced for the company by writing scripts and acting, and I was sent to write a script for a pharmaceuticals company who tried to hire me. When I rejected the offer to be in medicine, the boss for the company lost interest in me and my script. So until now, I'm still unpaid for the script I wrote. Any attempts at contacting either one was ignored. I don't blame the production company, though. I was told to keep them updated on the status of the script but I didn't. I didn't understand whether that meant to let them know when the script was finalized, or to keep them in the loop with every draft and development, and I never asked. I suppose I lacked initiative. I was unsure of myself, I waited for precise instructions. But I know now that nobody is going to care about my work because should

I was also almost hired as a freelance photographer for a well known hotel in Kuching, but that fell through because they decided that they've overspent for the year. I don't understand going through all that trouble of getting in touch with a photographer, drawing up a schedule only to flake on the whole idea. I mean they've known about their financial status and budget all this while, so why bother? But I guess that's just how it goes. Photography is incredibly flaky business. And I don't think I'm good enough to be paid to photograph yet, anyway. 

So, I waited and chased and waited some more for a job I actually want. When the opportunity arose, I jumped at it and didn't let go. My one advice to you jobseekers: Don't be afraid to look desperate. Employers want to hire someone with passion, someone who would love their job. Show them your desperation, it shows them how much you want it. It's not shameful to want something. And if you don't, walk away, don't waste your time or theirs. Unless you really need the money. Just don't forget that if you do what you love, you would never have to work a day in your life. 

It took me 3 months to secure a position but it's worth it. I've been working at HitzFM for almost a month now, as a cruiser, with dreams of becoming an announcer! Maybe one day you'll turn on the radio and there I'll be... Talking to you. :) 


Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Movie: X-Men - Days of Future Past

I love X-Men. I spent moments of my life waiting for my powers to manifest. But they obviously haven't, otherwise I'd be 1. filthy rich and 2. out saving the world or doing what little I can. :D

X-Men has a universe with countless possibilities, and I wish that people would stop harping on how whored out Wolverine/Logan is because he's the only one in the franchise that is pretty much immortal. That's the reason why they can milk his character for all it's worth (although being one of the most loved character doesn't hurt) by making Wolverine Origins and The Wolverine (which, sadly, has got to be the worst movie in the whole franchise).

Anyway, we're here to talk about X-Men - Days of Future Past. And it's going to be a spoilery little review, so skedaddle and come back when you've watched it because you'll have questions so you'll want to.


The plot is rather tight, and it's not too serious but still realistic to a degree. I can believe that there is a kid out there who has the power to move so quickly that time essentially slows down for him which, makes him ultra self-confident in himself because he knows he can get away with virtually anything. So when a few guys comes to him and asks him for his help to break in to a high security holding cell, he doesn't even bat an eye. First of all, he is a kid. He probably never stopped to think about the repercussions because 2. he has never suffered the consequences of his actions. Therefore, it is completely believable that he would embark on the journey at the drop of a hat. And being so content with his life, I can believe that he didn't even try to convince the X-Men to take him in.

Everyone who watched Days of Future Past has been buzzing about what a great sequence the Quicksilver scene is and I can't lie. It really brings out his mischief, the smugness of a kid who can move faster than light. Finally, someone to outshine Wolverine, eh?

But movies about time-travel is always vexing on the mind because you try to keep up with what would be changed by every little action or inaction. It's worse when you have all those other X-Men films to consider.

Let's break it down:

Credits: http://xmenmovies.wikia.com/wiki/Timeline

Here are the discrepancies that I've noticed:

1. What's Mystique's story? She was captured by the government after killing Trask but they never mentioned whether she escaped, was let go/saved or killed. If she was killed, then it would render the entire series obsolete because we clearly saw her in movies which happened after the events of DOFP. If she escaped or was let go or even saved, where was she in 2023? Maybe she wasn't there because she was cured of her mutant gene in X3? Which brings me to my next point.

2. Magneto was cured in X3. However, towards the end, they did show his powers returning slowly... So I guess the producers wanted us to connect the dots by ourselves without making an entire movie about how they regained their powers. But then again... Wasn't the whole mutant vs human debacle solved in X3? We saw Beast appointed as an ambassador and Storm running Xavier's school at the end. Speaking of Xavier...

3. Didn't he die in X3? But in the after credits scene, he was heard saying "Hi Moria", so I guess that's more connecting the dots for us. As to why they didn't recast him for DOFP, why should they? Would you really want them to? But I know we're all curious: Why is he still in a wheelchair?

4. And does Wolverine still have his adamantium claws? I'm pretty sure he does, because Stryker was onboard the boat that saved him from the river (I'm not even going to start on how Wolverine is still alive after drowning) and he gave this wicked little creepy smile. So I bet the little freak experimented on Wolverine... But does that mean that Origins has been altered?

Now comes the hard question.

5. Why is Scott and Jean alive? Why does Rogue still have that white steak in her hair if the past was changed? How does Days of Future Past affect the series? Does this mean that X-Men has been rebooted? So the canon films are now First Class and Days of Future Past, with the previous films being in an alternate universe? Hey, that's actually quite smart. We just need another movie to wrap it all up and package it nicely so everyone's happy. Somehow, I doubt we're going to get that though...

Feel free to add your own observations and conclusions! The comments are open to you and I would love to hear what you think.