Friday, December 19, 2014

Food: ways to fry bananas and the result (no pic)


I'm finally able to blog again after all those freakishly horrible midterms. I think I screwed this semester real bad. XP  

This post is really random but I've been experimenting on how to cook/fry bananas since I had to use up all the bananas but was too lazy to bake or anything related to baking actually. Honestly, do you like baking? I don't actually. It takes so much time, and not to mention, ingredients. So frying is a lot easier even though it's the least healthy option.

Methods I used & outcome:

1. Mash the bananas & mix them with sweet potato starch
- I didn't have any normal flour and I remembered the recipe I used for the sweet potato pancake was somewhat similar so i tried replacing the sweet potato with banana and the outcome was delicious! It kinda taste like a local snack found in Malaysia. It's an indian snack if I'm not mistaken but I don't remember the name. The texture is chewy and sweetness from the banana is just so good you dont need to add sugar or any sort of sweetener.

2. Mash the bananas & mix them with oatmeal then fry them like pancakes
- epic fail. LOL! they didn't stick and well obviously didn't turn out like pancakes. 
tried adding egg to see if it'll help to get the mixture to stick. FAIL!

3. Slice the bananas and just fry them
- omg, so oily! and the bananas just became mushy. 

4. Slice the bananas and coat them with sweet potato starch
- Didn't seem right. I mean, it was ok but not delicious or anything.

5. Slice the bananas and coat them with rice flour+water mixture
- Tasted good! :) Crispy yet chewy coating with sweet banana inside. 

So, I've been eating bananas nonstop for the past week, but with different methods. 

In case you were wondering the price of bananas in China, I stay in Shahe,Beijing where they sell things cheaper than most parts of Beijing. So, price may differ according to different regions but in Shahe, you can get bananas at the price of RMB1.50 per 500g. Looks cheap but bananas are actually really heavy. So yea. 

Should I start a post on prices in Beijing? 

News: 25% off code for Wishtrend (3 days only!)


I bet you came here after searching "promo codes for wishtrend" or maybe "voucher code for wishtrend". Well, you came to the right place! 

25% off all regular priced items & combo sets!

Just use the code below:

For those who can't see the picture above for some reason, the code is


Just head over to Wishtrend.com now.

Also, if you haven't registered, use this link to get USD5 off your first purchase!


Tuesday, December 2, 2014

News: Wishtrend December Promotion


Did you read my previous post on Wishtrend's Cyber Monday Sales?
Do check that out as that is a much better deal than what you are about to read. :)


1. The 10% Discount Coupon for December

Use this coupon code when you shop at Wishtrend 
  • Coupon Code: WISHDEC2014
  • Requirement 1: Shopping cart order must be  $55 USD and over to be able to use the 10% off coupon
  • Requirement 2: Coupon code cannot be combined with any other discount or voucher code.
  • Only valid until the end of December 2014

2. Special Gift Voucher for any order at Wishtrend.com!

As you all know, every month there's a special free gift. This month is no different. You can receive a free gift with any purchase $55+ this month by using the voucher coupon below! The Free Gift Voucher is valid on ANY ORDER $55+  at Wishtrend! You will receive 1 Free Eco Bag on orders $55+!

  • Voucher Code:WISHGIFTDEC2014
  • Orderes $55+!
  • Until the end of December 2014

3. BONUS Shopping tips for first time shoppers!

Friend Invitation Reward: Free Gift $5 USD cash voucher to new shoppers!
If you register at Wishtrend.com by this invitation code, you will receive  a $5 USD cash voucher immediately that can be used towards your first purchase! 

So ATTENTION TO ALL NEW SHOPPERS! If you are a first time shopper at wishtrend, do register using this link:

stay tune to my blog for more promos, sales and whatnot. :P

News: Wishtrend Cyber Monday Sales


I haven't been updating you guys about the promotions for October & November so I thought I'll compensate with this extra special sales!

I hope you guys see this before the sales end.

Also, if you are new to wishtrend & have not registered, go to:

Do check this out before the sales end. 

If there's a better promo, I'll be sure to tell you guys! :D

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Review: Beta Salic 2.0


Did you guys miss me? Guess not. :P

I'm back with a review that was in the draft section which explains why I can even upload any pics.

I'm reviewing this product which has been mentioned on WishtrendTv countless of times. 
By the way, in case you never heard of WishtrendTv, it's a youtube channel which was created by Wishtrend and focusses on Korean beauty trend and such. 

Product Info:

Product: Beta Salic 2.0
Brand: Chica Y Chico
Size: 30ml
Price: USD23.90
Where to buy: Wishtrend.com



If I were to describe the texture, it would be film-like gel. Film like is pretty much the aftereffect. Colourless when applied like all gels.  


Hard to describe. It doesn't smell nice. Let's just say it smells like acid. 


Day 1: Stinging felt on areas with pimples
Day 2: Stinging reduced but still there
Day 3: no more stinging
Day 4~7: same as Day 3, nothing.
Sorry for no before and after pics because seriously, I didn't see any effect whatsoever. 


Skin felt smooth the very next day


Small size
Does absolutely nothing
Doesn't do what it claims


This is one of those products which is over-exaggerated. I can't speak for everyone but I'll speak for myself. This is SO PRICEY for something that does nothing. Save your money folks!

Will I repurchase?:

Hell no!

Friday, November 7, 2014

Busy life~~

Hello November!

Has it been 2 months since my last post?
I've just been so busy that I've not been updating on any of my blogs.
Busy in the sense that i don't even have time to study. 
My time management sucks so bad.
I figure I might just use this as like an online journal just to update you people on my life? :)
Bear with me? Thanks!

So, I applied for the international student union in my uni and got accepted as a journalist. Completely different from what I was a year ago. I was in the web design department, which I don't think I did anything aside from posting a few posts on the website? So, this year, I applied for the journalist post just to contribute a lil more to the union. I wrote the first article on a Halloween event that the union organised. I'm happy I got to contribute but I didn't write the article from my point of view, which was weird... 

I think this semester pass pretty quick, considering midterms are around the corner and I'm so totally not prepared. Every semester, I vow to start studying from the beginning but I fail to do so every single time. I'm not the only one right? Hope not. 

And I ordered from Koreadepart once again, so, expect a haul post anytime soon. Ok, I take that back. Not soon since I'll be studying for my midterms instead of taking good pictures of the haul and reviewing the products. The haul this time consists of mostly cleansers? 

Update on my healthy lifestyle. Yes! I've started eating vegetables. And I've been religiously following Cassey's workout calendar. I started with the Beginner's Workout Calendar, then I moved on to the monthly calendar. The exercises are so good. I can definitely see changes and feel healthy. The workout is called BLOGILATES. So good! And I'll continue to exercise according to the calendar. Also, for meal prep, I follow Cassey's meal plan and also Joanna Soh's meal plan. Absolutely free and well, I follow both just to have a variation of meals. You will get so so so sick of eating the same thing pretty much all the time. Also, try mindovermunch.com Recipes there are healthy and so delicious. 

That's all for now. Talk to you guys soon! :D 

Monday, September 29, 2014

Back in Beijing & Update on my life!


Sorry for my lack of posts! I'm back in Beijing and have begun Year 2 Semester 1 of my bachelor degree which is getting tougher each sem.  Once again, I'm sorry for this no pic post. I have no idea how to put pictures when I'm using this VPN. If someone out there knows how, do tell me. Looks like I have to use my other blog( joubajoubawa.tumblr.com) for my review posts for now.

So, as I said, this sem is tougher not just because of the subjects but because I moved to a faraway place. It takes approximately 1 hour 30 minutes just to get to my uni from my place. To be exact, 15 minutes from my apartment to the subway station, give or take 1 hour spent in the subway, transferring from one stop to another, & of course 15 minutes from the subway station to class. And mind you that I have 8am classes 2 out of 5 days in a week. So for the 8am classes, I wake up at 5am. Bath, eat breakfast and all. Then, leave at 6am. Reach class at 7.30am. As for my 10am classes, I wake up at 6.30am. Bath, eat breakfast, check emails, watch dramas. Leave home at 8am. Reach class at 9.30am. So, this is basically my life for the past 2 weeks. Pretty much getting used to it. It was torture for the first week. If you know me, I'm not an early riser & I HATE outdoors which means, I really don't like walking. Well, if you ever come to China, that's pretty much what you'll do everyday. WALK! 

Besides that, I started meal prepping because I don't have time to actually prepare the meals every single time. I've also started eating clean! Quite proud of myself in this aspect as I've never eaten clean before. I'm only starting this eating clean thing to clear my acne. Most important thing is I want to achieve that healthy glowing skin. I've also started exercising which I've never actually done. 

So sorry if this update is a lil long or boring but I just thought I want to share with you guys what's going on in my life. So, if you guys want me to do any reviews, just email me. I will be doing some reviews this week since it's a public holiday here in China. I'll be reviewing products on my other blog. Do check it out from time to time. :)

My other blogs:

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Helen's Handmade Bear 3rd Solo Exhibition


Are you a teddy bear lover? Bored & have nothing to do? Want to donate to charity?

If you answered yes to any of the above questions, you should head over to Ferringhi Garden, Penang now. 

Are you wondering why or what has Ferringhi Garden got to do with the questions asked?

Well, it has everything to do with the questions.

What's Happening:
Helen's Handmade Bear 3rd Solo Exhibition. 


Date: 24th August-21st September 2014
Time: 5pm-11pm
Venue: Ferringhi Garden Restaurant, Art Terrace
34C, Batu Ferringhi, 11100 Penang.
Tel: 604-88 111 93 Fax: 604-88 111 95

News: Wishtrend Korean Thanksgiving Promotion


I thought I might share with you people this promotion since it only lasts for a few days. 

By using this code: WISHHOLI
You will be entitled to a free gift. 
This code is only valid from 6th till 10th. 

So, if you are planning to buy anything from wishtrend this month, I highly suggest you buy it during this period along with other codes. 

As for what the free gift is, it is the Klairs' Face Soap which looks like this:

This is worth USD10.90

So what are you waiting for?

Just head over to Wishtrend right now.

Also, if you are new to wishtrend & have not registered, go to:

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

How I cleared my ACNE!


Those of you who have been a reader of this blog for a long time would probably know that I have a bad case of acne & acne scars. Some products work & most don't. I've been hunting for the RIGHT products for a very long time.

For the time being, I've been religiously doing this routine which is surprisingly easy & it totally works! In the long run, I don't know whether it'll work anymore but so far so good. 

Without any further delay, here's what I did.

1. Cleansing

picture credit to mall.tarad.com

picture credit to www.coolswop.com
I didn't use any brush or any special cleansing device. Just plain old cleansing foam which works wonders!
Used/Using this twice a day, morning & night, one pump is sufficient.

2. Toner

picture credit to nutrimaxorganic.com
What I did was mix one part of this ACV with 2 parts water. Everytime I used this toner, I would shake it first, dip the cotton pad in the mixture and wipe it all over my face.
Did this every morning & night as well, right after cleansing.

And that's all! 

I'm sure nobody will be convinced with just these steps right?
So, I've included a before & after picture of my horrible skin condition.

very left was on 23/7, very right was on 26/8

no editing has been done other than to crop the image and resize it. 

Friday, August 29, 2014

News: Wishtrend September Promo



Since August is coming to an end and September is about to begin, I thought I might share with you guys Wishtrend's September Promotion!

Remember my previous post on the August Promotion? Well, September's one is not really different, only the codes are different. 

Before I tell you guys more about the promotion, do read my other posts on Wishtrend if you want to know more. :) I've listed the links down below for your convenience: 

Without further delay, here's September's promotion:

1. The 10% Discount Coupon for September

Wishtrend is providing a 10% Discount coupon.
Below you will find the coupon code to be used when checking-out while shopping at Wishtrend along with the requirement conditions needed to use this coupon code.
  • Coupon Code: WISHSEP2014
  • Requirement 1: Shopping cart order must be  $55 USD and over to be able to use the 10% off coupon
  • Requirement 2: Coupon code cannot be combined with any other discount or voucher code.
  • Only valid until the end of September2014

2. Special Gift Voucher for any order at Wishtrend.com!

You guys can receive a free gift with any purchase this month by using the voucher coupon below! The Free Gift Voucher is valid on ANY ORDER at Wishtrend! When the you use the voucher at the end of your order, you will receive 3 sample packs of the  Klairs Gentle Black Sugar Scrub (18.99 USD valued) as a FREE gift. There are no limits or conditions!
Klair's Gentle Black Sugar scrub

  • Voucher Code: WISHGIFTSEP2014
  • No conditions!
  • Until the end of September 2014

3. BONUS Shopping tips for first time shoppers!

Free Gift $5 USD cash voucher

If you registered on Wishtrend.com by using this invitation code,10502901 , you will receive  a $5 USD cash voucher immediately that can be used towards your first purchase! 
So, if you are new to wishtrend & have not registered, go to:
Free Shipping Zone: 365 days of providing Free Shipping Items!
Are you guys aware of the Free Shipping Zone? Everyone can get Free Shipping Service on their order. If you purchase just one single item from the Free Shipping Zone you will receive free shipping on your entire order! Even if that order contains items that are not from the Free Shipping Zone! 


Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Haul: Wishtrend August 2014


Remember my previous post on Wishtrend August Promotion? No? Then, read all about it here.

I wrote a really brief part regarding my purchase and I finally received it today.

Shall we go through the whole process together?


Ordered & Paid: 5/8
Shipped out: 7/8
Received: 26/8

What I Ordered:


Just a small note, sorry that the pictures are not of good quality. I used my phone's camera.

Here's how the box looks like:

When you open the lid:
One thing I super love bout wishtrend, they bubble wrap everything really really well.

The Beta-Salic 2.0:

The 5 free masks plus one free mask due to a voucher which you can read all about it here:
Wishtrend has recommended this mask time and time again but I've yet to try it. 

The Rojukiss Natural Celtic Mist:
This is of course included in the package.

Free samples given:

A safety instruction for use of the cream:

If you guys are interested to purchase this Beta-salic 2.0 Miracle Cream, do click here.
For those of you who are new to Wishtrend, do register with this link to get $5 off your first purchse:

What I Like:

  • Great promo! Always watch out for great promos from Wishtrend! When they don't have any promos, you won't really want to get anything from them.
  • Free mask with no condition (just key in the code :P)
  • Free samples. They really didn't need to give the samples anymore considering the promo was really good.
  • As usual, they send you an email with the tracking number.
  • They bubble wrap the products really well.


  • Shipping took longer than usual. I'm not sure why but shipping from Korea used to take 2 weeks AT MOST but now shipping from Korea takes 3 weeks up to a month, sometimes more than a month.

Will I repurchase?:

From Wishtrend? Yes, especially when they have awesome promos which lasts like only 5 days. Those kind of promos, you don't want to miss!

I will be reviewing the Beta-Salic 2.0 after I have used it and have seen result since you can't really find reviews about this cream anywhere.

Friday, August 22, 2014

Food: Cream puff recipe


My mom and I succeeded in baking a whole batch of cream puffs so I thought I'd share the recipe with you guys.

What you need: (for puff)

200g butter
picture credit to www.cheesemaking.com
500ml water
picture credit to www.aquamastersinc.com
1 tablespoon sugar
picture credit to www.commodity.blacktigergroup.com
300g all purpose flour
picture credit to www.meijer.com
7 eggs
picture credit to www.killerbunniesinc.com
1 teaspoon vanilla essence
picture credit to www.queen.com.au


1. Boil butter, water & sugar.
2. Add flour and stir. Let it cool.
3. Beat the mixture, add vanilla essence & add in eggs one at a time.
4. Beat till stiff.
5. Pipe into any shape u want.
6. Bake at 200 degree celcius for 25 minutes.
7. Cool & slit the puffs into half before piping custard inside.

For the custard, just use this:
picture credit to www.youbeli.com

Picture Spam!

I hope you guys enjoy reading this kind of post for a change. :)