Friday, July 21, 2017

China Series: VPN that worked for me


I'm back with another post on the China Series. I thought I should update on this since I'm leaving China real soon. So, which VPN worked for me?

On my Mac, I'm using ExpressVPN which you can find here: https://www.expressvpn.com/

Works really well
Can be used on 3 devices

Doesn't work well if you select some locations

Meanwhile I'm using Psiphon on my phone. 


Disconnects automatically after few minutes (For some reason, you have reconnect all the time)
Only available for android & windows (Can't download it on my Mac)
Doesn't work when you connect to public WiFi (I'm not sure why but this happens when I try to connect to the VPN while in cafes)

This is a very simple & short post about VPNs. I've tried a few others but they don't work as well as these two. Give them a try. If you're not staying in China & you're only here on a holiday, I suggest you just get Psiphon especially if you're not an iPhone user. It's the best solution. 

Also, try downloading all these VPNs before you come to China since most sites for VPNs are actually blocked. So, you can't even buy them even if you want to. 

That's it for this post.

Let me know if you want to know anything else. 

In the next post of this series, I will likely talk about how to ship things back to Malaysia at an affordable price. Stay tuned for that! 

Friday, March 31, 2017

Back after a year & updates on my life~

Hello again fellow readers!

Though I don't think there are any readers left. I shall try to post more often. I was living without a VPN for a whole year. It was difficult, trust me! But now that I've purchased a VPN, I'll be trying to post more often. I don't buy any new skincare or any beauty products whatsoever anymore. So, I don't really know where this blog is headed but I do want to revive it. 

Since this is my last year in Beijing, more like my last semester, I'll try to post about China. 

So, moving on to updates on my life. 

I've been learning Korean for the past 7 months. If you've been following this blog, you would know that I love watching Korean dramas. So yup, that was the inspiration. I wanted to be able to watch the dramas without subtitles. I didn't really care about the speaking part or the writing part. I was so focused on the listening & reading. I realised that's not such a good way. So, I'm kind of reorganising my study method. 

As for chinese, well, I'm not really putting in that much effort but I'm still working on it. I did buy books and I'm learning it on my own. I don't really have an aim for chinese, just being able to converse is enough. I've reached that and am now trying to improve it.

I just started learning French as well. I figured France is the land of opportunity for my career so better start now. 

I've also noticed that the more languages I learn, the worse my English has gotten. I wonder if other people feel the same? So, I guess I shall now use this blog as a platform for me to maintain my English. Please don't deteriorate more~!

Sunday, February 7, 2016

China Series: How to shop online & opt for Cash On Delivery


It has been quite some time since my last update on this China Series, a series where you get to know everything about China. 

If there's one thing about online shopping in China that I absolutely hate, it's paying online. I've been here for 2 years already but I have not activated my bank accounts to do online transactions. I've been surviving on Cash On Delivery(COD). 

I'm very sure most of you know what COD means. It's basically paying at the moment the goods are delivered to you. The words to look out for are "货到付款" As long as you see these characters, it definitely means COD. 

Personally, I opted for COD on both jd.com & amazon.com.cn
Never tried this for other sites but the result should be the same.
It's easy, secure & best of all, it's hassle-free.

Stay tune for more updates on this blog or email me for topics that you want.

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

China Series: Where to watch TV series & movies


Welcome back to China Series, where you get to know all about China. As you all might have known, youtube is banned, so is dailymotion and a whole lot of other online streaming sites. So, where to watch all the latest TV series & movies?

China's very own youtube called Youku. Youku is really user friendly, though no english subtitles for chinese dramas. What I love about Youku is that they upload all the TV series really really fast, like within 24 hours after an episode actually aired. And I'm not talking about chinese dramas, I meant shows like The Flash and pretty much other american TV series.
(UPDATE: As of July 2015, they don't upload English TV series anymore. I have no idea why.)
Movies are free, though, not all. You can watch the whole Hunger Games series for free. 

For Korean dramas, I always watch them on dramago.com Why? Because they upload videos 1 day after airing in Korea, with english subtitles too! Fast right? And absolutely clear.

So, that's about all for now. Will be back to update this China Series. Do let me know if there's anything in particular you want to know about China. 

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Haul: Wishtrend (June)


I received my parcel on the 29th of July but let's go through the whole process together shall we?


Ordered & Paid: 24/6
Shipped: 6/7
Received: 29/7

What I ordered:

What I like:

Love the secured wrapping! (SO MANY LAYERS OF BUBBLE WRAPS!)
Free samples ( though I have to say, Wishtrend has been reducing the amount of samples)
Tracking number was emailed

What I didn't like:

Shipping took too long ( the whole process was so much longer than expected especially when shipping isn't even free)
They took too long to process the order ( ordered on 24/6 but they only shipped it on 6/7, that's 2 weeks!)

Will I repurchase:

Highly unlikely to purchase from Malaysia but when i go back to China, i will since shipping is faster
Will only buy products on promotions/ really special deals

Read my other posts on products from Wishtrend:

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Review: COSRX Centella Blemish Cream


I'm back again with yet another product review from my Wishtrend haul which you can read all about here.

Product Info:

Brand: COSRX
Product: Blemish cream
Size: 30ml
Price: USD19.80 (not including shipping)
Where to buy: Wishtrend (ongoing promotions or special deals will be listed down below)

Additional Info: (pictures & info in this section is taken from wishtrend.com)


Front part of the box:

Side part of the box:

Back part of the box:

Other side:

Top part of the box:

Bottom part of the box:

Once lid is lifted:

Comes with a spatula:

Rather small bottle:

Appearance is exactly like its box:

Back part of bottle:

Twist kind of cap:

Lid comes with a lil handle for ease of opening:


30ml. About the same size as the ciracle red spot cream which you can read all about here


Its texture is more like a normal cream type moisturiser. White but once applied, can be blended out easily. 


It actually smells exactly the same as the Ciracle Red Spot cream.

My Experience:

Used this as a pimple/blemish cream rather than a moisturiser which makes this lasts so much longer than if used as a moisturiser. Applied on pimples and scars every night. Pimples reduced greatly. This does not break me out. Scars are lightened though I'm not sure if it's just this or combination of the OST serum as well as the water-gel which you can read all about here and here. I do not apply this during daytime, only at night.


Minimises pimples & blemishes
Lightens scars (though again I'm not sure if it's because of this or combination of other products)
Lasts really long!


Can only be found on Wishtrend
No place to keep the spatula ( I love Naruko because you can keep the spatula on the lid inside the bottle, wish they designed it that way as well)


Great as a blemish cream!

Will I repurchase?



Normal Price: USD19.80
Current price: USD17.82
Click here to buy

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Review: (I'm from) Vitamin Tree Water-Gel


Have you read my last post on the Wishtrendtv deal? That post was a brief, really really brief intro to this product. It was how I discovered this product. Read all about it here.

A lil pic to start this post:

Product Info:

Brand: I'm from
Product: Moisturiser
Size: 75g
Price: USD28 (shipping not included)
Where to buy: Wishtrend    (any promotions related to this product will be listed down below)

Additional Info: (all pictures and information in this section was taken from wishtrend.com)


The front part of the box:

Side part of the box:

Back part of the box:

Other side of the box:

Top part of the box:

Bottom part of the box:

Once lid is lifted:

See that little spatula? :

Take the bottle out and compare it with the box:

Size of spatula in comparison with bottle:

Front part of bottle:

Side part of bottle:

Other side:

Note that it is a twist kind of cover:


Basically, colourless. And true to its name, it is watery. If you ever use Laneige's Water sleeping pack, this gel is exactly like that.


Smells fresh, very faint fruity smell. Claims to be fragrance free, so I'm guessing it's the natural smell of vitamin? 

My Experience:

Used this every night as a moisturiser. Lasted pretty long. Started using on 11/4, finished on 7/7. About 3 months worth if you use this only at night. I would say it lasts really long since I have a big face actually. And a little goes a long way for this gel since only very small amount is needed to cover the whole face. I absolutely love the watery texture and how easily it glides on my skin. It gives plenty of moisture, I survived winter with this! And mind you that I have dry skin type. This didn't break me out at all. I would say that this gel has lighten my acne scars though I don't know for sure if it's this gel or all the combination of products I used.


Lightweight (very light and you won't feel like it's clogging your pores or anything)
Not sticky after applied (I hate how some/most moisturisers tend to make your skin feel slightly sticky)
Big size ( lasted 3 months)
does what it claims


Expensive (not high end kind of expensive, but out of my budget)
Only available on Wishtrend 


If you are looking for the lightweight type of moisturiser which doesn't feel sticky after applied, then this is the right moisturiser for you. Especially if you are aiming for whitening, more to evening out your skintone due to acne scarring. For people with sensitive skin prone to acne breakouts, this gel is definitely for you.

Will I repurchase?

Yes (though I am wishing for better deals as the Wish, try, love deal is already over.)

Ongoing Promotion & Deals:

Usual Price: USD57.99
Current Price: USD49.29
Click here.

No promo for this, just listing it here so you guys don't need to scroll up to the product info section.
Price: USD28
Click here

Also, do note that if you have never shopped at Wishtrend, register using this link down below to be entitled to USD5 off your first purchase.

Link: https://www.wishtrend.com:48598/?s=10502901

Just a lil tip but do check out their free shipping section if you were to purchase anything since their shipping is not cheap.

Do check out my blog from time to time as I will be updating pretty frequently this month & next.