Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Gaston Luga Back Pack (Sponsored)

Hi guys! I have received my Gaston Luga Backpack recently and I am excited to show you guys how it looks like! Hmm.. You must be wondering what is Gaston Luga and where is it from.






This Swedish brand of backpack uses good quality leather to make their backpack.  As they feel that a  backpack is an important companion , it should be practical and elegant.  From the wide range of choices, I picked PrĂ¥per - Black . ( It comes in other colours too!)




This is how my bag looks like!


I really like how the metal hook can be adjusted to 4 levels to increase the size of my backpack
As a student, we need to bring many documents to school and laptop, and this is a practical design. Also, there is an inner 13-15 inch laptop sleeve within the  backpack and you can slot your laptop in comfortably~


 Additionally, there is a special passport and ticket compartment for people who travel often like me.
This compartment is located at the back.
Therefore I do not need to dig around my bag franically, as I can reach my passport with ease.

Frankly speaking, I do like this  backpack as it is really durable. I put many heavy documents in it and it is holding very well. Besides, i tend to slouch alot and this backpack is very rigid at the back and helps to straighten my posture (in a good way). Also, I don't I will need to worry about wear and tear (student's woes) as this is made of really sturdy material.


It even looks good as a prop when you take pictures be it OOTDS in school or when you travel.
As you can see the leather has a slight shine to it when it reflects light.


Specially for my readers there is free shipping and also 20% off as tax rebate (from non-EU countries) 
Additionally, you can quote 'kazue15' for another 15% off on top of the tax rebate !! (:


Signing off, 
Kazuewhohasanawesomebackpacknow

Sunday, March 05, 2017

Cathy Doll's 5th Anniversary (Sponsored)

I was really happy to be brought to Thailand by Karmarts Singapore!
It was Cathy Doll's 5th Anniversary and they brought back some of us ABBC winners (:
I checked in at 10am on 24th Feb and the room wasnt ready. I asked around and realised that some ABBC blogger had checked in and I realised it was Angeline!!!
I went into her room and we had a good chat to catch up!
After my room was ready, I checked in at about 12pm and I realised that my room was just beside her~~ After dressing up, I took some photos hehe. 
 It was really awesome to have a room to myself! :D
Going for the Kpop look :3

After that, we met at a Cafe in Siam as a holding area while waiting for the rest of the stars to appear at around 3pm. We took a subway there as it was just 1 stop away.
Slowly, the ABBC bloggers came one by one and we were all so excited to see each other!!!
It has been like half a year already?

Left to right : Namwarn, Tianxin , Janine , Angeline , Elcah.

&& we took goofy shots because well, its a reminder to not take life so seriously :D
 Left to Right : Tianxin, Me , Angeline, Quynh anh Shyn(Vietnam Actoress) , Elcah (Malaysian blogger)

ABBC BLOGGERS!
 Angeline from Malaysia!
 Janine from Indonesia!
 Tian Xin from China!
 Namwarn from Thailand!

About 5-6pm it was time for out scheduled photoshoot and it was only 5 minutes!!
It was so rushed and there were so many cameras to look at. *eyes darts everywhere*
It was an honour to take pictures with some of the Hottest A-listers stars in Thailand!

  Everyone looked so gorgeous here!! (:
I was abit of a rebel here as I didn't have totally white outfits, So I only brought my white & black printed jacket :x

And after the photoshoot we had 2 minutes to take selfies with them! So I could only take pics with stars near me! And seriously, when taking photos with stars like them I can only give out a goofy happy look. Damned. They looked flawless regardless of the angles taken.
First is boy_pakorn! He was ultra friendly and very nice as a person.
Secondly is push_dj . He has a very charming smile and he reminds me of Fahrenheit (Fei Lun Hai) Aaron.He has a very korean look and I was really happy because I followed him for sometime on instagram.

After that, I didnt have time for the other presenters and we were invited out to the main event.
2 minutes were gone in a flash ))):
Me at the big backdrop before going to the main event!
 I was seated with Quynh anh Shyn
And also Totlina & Nila from Laos!

I was really lucky to be seated with these ladies as my intial seating plan with the ABBC bloggers was taken up by some other people. So I had to join the other 'Exports' (yea they named us that XD)

Soon the event started and I took more videos than pictures as my camera was about to die.
These are some of the pictures take that day~~ 
 Push DJ
 Cris Hor Wang
 Mario!
 I was really impressed as the Presenters all did a catwalk and after that a SONG!
Is it a rule that all Thailand Presenters must be good in singing , because I was really impressed!
As the event goes, we saw the whole 5 years highlighted products of Cathy Doll!
And as the event ended, I managed to sneak a ninja shot with a makeup artist I followed on Instagram!
NONGCHAT!!
Can you believe that he is 29 ?!?!?! *Omg. Spazzz* He was so friendly and inviting people to take pictures with him!! It was really a rewarding day, having pictures taken with them and also taking pictures with them.

ALSO I scrutinised their actions while they were on stage, walking and interacting with fans. *such a stalker* BUT YES, I learnt alot from their actions and how they behave. And also, reacting to unforeseen circumstance, which requires high EQ.

Overall, I was really glad to be invited over and thankfully for Karmart that sponsored this trip, I enjoyed the trip totally! So its my like 2nd attempt making a Vlog and here it is!! More information about the trip in this vlog (:

**P.S** As I am still a noob at video editing I didn't realise that the runway songs they used striked some copyright issues. It wasn't a biggie but there are some limitations. So you might need to open your desktop to see this vlog and some handheld devices are restricted from viewing! Thank you.!


Sunday, February 12, 2017

First Filming Experience

I have joined Mediacorp(part-timer) for quite a long while now and I didn't have suitable roles previously due to school commitments and my loud hair colours previously. I have always wanted to try acting in my life and I finally had such a chance. Thankfully there was a small role that fit my schedule yesterday and it marked my first filming experience! ( no lines but, at least it is a good start (: )

I was told to arrive at 7am for makeup & wardrobe. That timing was really early, but I was so excited i woke up at 5:30am and eventually took a cab down as I realised that the buses to harbourfront were not operating (because it is at the other side of the terminal *cries*) I reached at 6;30am and navigated into their new campus at one-north.

Obviously I was the first few to arrive and I walked into the makeup unit as it was opened. I told them my role and they actually thought that no makeup & hairstyling should be done for some game challenge contestant. But there was this senior staff that was so nice and she said that since I came and took a seat, might as well do something to my hair. She curled it a little and set it with hairspray ( thank god)

After that the main bulk of people came and they were coming to line up for the wardrobe. It was a hectic scene as I think 3 shows were ongoing and the scene that I was going for that day had a lot of spectators. After Q-ing up, they gave me a dry fit shirt so that I wouldn't get heat stroke if I were to stand under the Sun for quite sometime ( Still not revealing what this role is keke )

We took a minibus over to Symbiosis where the scene was filmed. The building was quiet on a saturday as I think most of the offices operates on weekdays from 8-5pm ish. Either that or they booked the place. The filming place was also barricaded to a certain extent ~

Through this experience I really learnt a lot of things. Like simple scenes you see on television require many takes from different angles. Also the audience had to move accordingly to where the camera was filming. Different filming requires different lenses (wide lens, focus lens etc..) And it was really cool to see some panning action :D

(a photo of the set to satisfy your curiosity)

I also talked to some people that day , be it part-timers or extras. I learnt alot from them and it was really interesting to hear stories and important advices. I made friends with some of them too~ Most people were helpful and nice especially towards a greenhorn like me. For that , I felt very grateful. (:

The main cast was Jeffrey Xu Ming Jie and I had the honor to be standing just behind him most of the time (hint hint for what I may be doing). The host of the game show was Kun Hua (with platinum blonde hair , omg envy) from 9.33 And I must say that their chinese proficiency is like really accurate and amazing. Every word can be heard properly and distinctively. ( i better work on that soon, gulps*)

 With Jeffrey
With Kun Hua

They were both very friendly and didn't mind taking a selfie with me (':
Thankfully, my scene ended earlier and after that I could go back myself to return the wardrobe and leave. (luckily I did my scene in one-take)

It was a really fulfilling experience and I hope to get more roles (maybe challenging) in the future!
Hope to have such chance again! (:

Signing off,
Kazuewhostartedacting

Wednesday, February 08, 2017

AOA Favourites

Recently AOA had 2 songs released and they are "Bing Bing" & "Excuse Me" respectively.
It dawned on me that they had really different concepts since their debut.
(I followed them since then) 
I am glad these 2 concepts are slightly back to their usual funky concepts.
(although 'Bing Bing' still sells a little sex)

But these are the 3 members that I focus on the most :x (*Credits to respective picture owners*)
These are just personal opinions~~

1. Choa

She is without a doubt, my bias in the group. I was very happy when one of my friend bought an album for me and the postcard was CHOA!! It was like omg happiness! Her style & voice is so lovely~~ A definite goddess to me (sparkling eyes*)  
And can I say that she really rocked the blonde look?
After she did her shorter hairdo(In short skirt MV), it was much quirkier and less boring than her long hairdo in Elvis. And as the lead vocals, you see her in most of the MVs, even in AOA Black.


2. Jimin
I noticed her IMMEDIATELY when Elvis came out. It was her turquiose ombre hair that caught my attention, accompanied by her unique voice. Many people thinks that she is too nasal , but I think that is what makes her stands out.


Plus that voice of hers is really suited for rap-ing songs. I am glad she got more famous during the "Unpretty Rap Star" shows.

she even got to do an Mv with Xiumin after that. (althou im not into songs that raps all the way)
Lastly, I cant shake that fact that they did this comparison of Jimin & L.Jackson
It was hilarious XD


3.Seolhyun


I personally only noticed Seolhyun because she was in many Mvs, Ads and is visually pretty.
I am not too sure about her personality, but many variety shows had their guests nervous about meeting her and her being many people's ideal type. 


As for the rest of AOA, I am not too sure about the members :x
But I was quite sad that the drummer , Youkyoung left.
She was quite underrated and only appeared in a few Mvs. She didnt have much exposure either, despite being a really drummer. Hopefully she seeked a better company or another route for herself.

Initially AOA was a girl band that launched after CNBlue's success but now, they hardly play their instruments. And I am not sure about the rest of the netizens, but I really missed their 'Elvis' & 'Get Out' days where its more of visual and not sex sell.


Signing Off
KazuewholikesAOA

Saturday, February 04, 2017

Secondary School Reunion


Hair colour update! I've bleached my hair twice & put on an ash dye to achieve this look (:
I did my hair myself heh heh. The bleach was from Gatsby E-Hi Bleach Series & the Ash Hair dye was bought from City Square (J.B)~
Then I realised that the hair looks like..
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Jean from Shingeki no Kyojin Hahahhahaha! XD
( just a kinder version :3 )

Anyways, I met up with my Secondary School clique after a really really long time. We had a little friction years ago and we didn't meet up.
However, I honestly feel to a certain extent (my dad) , got us back together and we were catching up like old times. 
Well, we all made mistakes when we are young & we have grown up already. It is important to let bygones be bygones. It's been a long time since we all met! 
And it was funny how our memories of each other were stuck 4 years ago.
We ate Poulet for Dinner!


I was craving for Poulet for quite sometime and I finally satisfied my tummy :3 
The mashed potato there as the bombzz (as usual) and I had one servings all by myself (:

&& I FINALLY MET KYMM (YAY)

It was such a long time since we met and had a proper chat!! I will never let anyone spoil our friendship from now on. It feels nice to not have restrains like meeting anyone and the opposite gender. We met the rest at Starbucks & Yay to group pic :D

 Weiyi, Junjie, Cheryl, Tionglin, Clarisa, Weiling, (me) & Kymm !
One more group pic before we left Vivo!

I am so glad to have them all back in my life. These are the people that made up almost half of my life , starting from 13 years old. I am starting to believe that friends that crosses the 7th Year mark, does become eternal friends.

It may sound mushy but, I really did miss you all. We caught up as per normal, despite the years of not meeting. We laughed and joked about our progress and its heartwarming to see how we have grown from complaining Mr Lim & Azlina to like work and jobscope and leaves.
Well, some other gossips still remain intact thou :3

Looking forward to meeting them again *touched tears*

Signing off
Kazuewhohadmanyreunionsthisyear.



Thursday, February 02, 2017

Lab Stuff


Recently, lab is driving me crazzzzzyy :o
I think as science students, we all will agree that lab is a super tedious and annoying session.
It is a love-hate relationship with lab.
Without lab , we can't earn a livelihood *it is what we are paid for* but at the same time with lab is super time consuming and some wrong steps can cause the entire procedure to go wrong. (CRIES)
At the same time, we expose ourselves to possibly carcinogenic and mutagenic chemicals *for the better of mankind?* or just for our ricebowl and to lead a decent life.

But at the same time, I feel that scientists/ lab researchers are very underrated because as much as the Nobel prize winners are widely recognised, that is probably 5% of the population. 
There is so much competition from searching for the newest element, or chemical structure that cures cancer. And as far as research goes, if you didn't find anything, you have wasted your time.
Or worst, If you found something, but slower than other people who have published it, you have wasted your time.

All in all, it is a time-consuming process and even for testing labs, many procedures are required along with thousand of samples and a concerning deadline. And more often then not, the pay may not be comparable to your secondary school teacher.*coughs*
So probably, next time when you hear of someone who does research/ lab stuff, hopefully you might see the person in a different light.

Okay, I spent accumulative of 6-7 hours just doing a pro forma (not a full lab-report) and started typing nonstop. Partly cause I suck-ed at Microsoft Excel and cant do graphs and equations well.
And recently, some issue came up with lab that is going to stall my trip! @*&(*@^*(#(*#*#
Shall call the office tomorrow to see what really happened, and hope to get that cleared.

*On a happier, lighter note*
Here is an old picture of my turquoise hair which I liked, super long ago and haven't posted it before due to some reasons last time.

Come to think of it, was I really that fair 5 years ago? I sort of became more and more tanned recently, hmmmm. Need to start avoiding the sun and look more 'un-humanly' fair (:


Signing off
Kazuewhohaveyettoreadhislabmanualtomorrow(FML)

Wednesday, February 01, 2017

Selfie Stick

Today I was looking around for selfie stick as my travel log vids are like too close to my face.
Plus there are times where it is easier to stabilise your video with a selfie stick compared to my wobbly arms.
So I was asking for my sisters' if they had any and a funny conversation was made.

Me: 'Sis-es do you have selfie stick?' 
Elder Sis: 'Nope I dont have'
2nd Sis: 'I think I might have but I need to find.'
Mum: 'You need what? There are alot of Satay Sticks in the drawer.' 
Us: ROFLLLLLL  

We all burst out laughing hahahha.
Luckily my 2nd sis had one and it fits my camera!
Preparing for a travel log at the end of this month (:


Signing Off,
Kazuewhofoundaluckystick(yay)

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Re-adjustment

So today my family went to many places.
We went to check on my dad's CPF, HDB, Town council and his banks.
It is really frustrating to not be able to do most of the important transactions due to no letter of authorisation. So that falls back to the lawyer's arrangement.
Thankfully for my cousin, we found a helpful lawyer at a decent rate which will be able to help us.
It was really tiring waiting for Q number, due to the day right after the public holiday and we spent about 2 hours waiting at bukit merah. *inserts sad face*

After that we went back home and my grandmother was still in the bed, at 2pm.
It was really frightening because she was lying down and had her eyes closed tightly.
She was not responding to our voices and was shaking her head groggily.
After much persuasion we managed to got her to the bathroom to bathe.
I hope my grandmother's health will get better as she seems to get weaker by day ):

Tomorrow I will go back to school and I have more or less caught up with the lectures.
There are still some school assignments here and there which I have yet to finish but I guess I will cope.
Also, there are more deadlines approaching and I have yet to start on them.
It is time to start on them soon *gulps*






Signing off
Kazuewhohasreadjusted

Sunday, January 29, 2017

CNY DAY 1 & 2

I woke up around 10 am yesterday and tried to watch lectures that I have missed.
Also there was ALOT of school work to catch up on.
What is worse is that one week from now will be a TermTest, which to be honest, I have yet to be revising over. *cries*

In the afternoon , my whole family was awake and we decided to plan our steps from today.
We sorted out the steps needed, expenses and what to do with the company.
Mostly importantly, what we need now is a lawyer to facilitate the case.
And as it is cny, most firms are not operating so we have to wait slightly later.

We booked a movie at 4pm so that we can distract ourselves and laugh a little.
The movie was 'The Fortune Handbook'


The film was quite funny, showing how different classes of gods, are trying to compete into the Fortune God class. And to do so they have to help people with their wishes and collect ingots as an assignment.The god, Mark Lee, went around asking people to chant his script to grant all their wishes. This film speaks alot about family (*cough not so good timing*) and people's greed and desire. It was still a decent film afterall and it was really funny to see Christopher Lee & Lee Nan Xing fighting it out from time to time.

I felt Christopher Lee really went all out portraying this hooligan-ish character who is in love with spraying his head with hairspray. All the hip twists & underwear scenes hahaha, really unexpected of him. I also like Lai Yi Ling's acting here acting as a semi bimbo who is deeply in love with his husband, Christopher. She then had a slightly transformation due to another reason  o.o

Also, this film speaks about doing good deeds and not just fulfilling one's desire. There were several times of this film where it got pretty emotional and made some people teared. 

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After that my family and I went back to my grandmother's house. My 2nd sis drove us on the way back.We weren't allowed to visit house, but my mom was just going back to her house.
We didn't say 'Happy New Year' to other people and just smiled.

My cousins and relatives were kind of worried about us when we didn't arrive. I am glad to see their faces (esp prawn whom I frantically waved in the car before she almost left)
They were all concerned for us and they even set up the dining table for us to have a steamboat dinner when it was already cleared up.

Most of them gave us encouragement and also asked us to keep a look out for my mom. I also finally had to chance to see Patchy after so long. I also played with Chester & Momo and somehow I felt a little better playing with the doggies. 

After that I drove the car home,(I only drove like less than 2km the previous time) and it was really nerve-wrecking. It was around 10pm and I never drove at night before :x My contact lenses were abit dry and my siblings had to keep a look out of my alignment as my skills were really rusty.

Today is the 7th day of my dad's passing. There are many things to prepare and do.
But I hope that he is at a better place now. (: