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Follow Me To Osaka, Nara & Kyoto

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Follow Me To Osaka, Nara & Kyoto
So do you guys remember the time I went to Japan in September 2016? I kinda spammed my instagram account with Japan picture (HERE). Anyways, I also took a couple of random clips during my Japan trip. Big thanks to Charis for helping me edit them. 

Hope that you all enjoy this video!
Stay tune to the next Japan Blogpost!
Have a great week ahead!
xx

Nara Day Summer Trip | Japan

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Nara Day Summer Trip | Japan
Oh Japan, always heard about you from my friends and finally got the chance to visit you. Even when the weather was scorching hot, there's still a beauty in every season. Thankful that I got a chance to visit Japan for the first time due to work. Despite shooting at various location around Osaka, we got to enjoy sight seeing a bit. Wanted to do an extensive blog about my entire Japan trip during the summer of 2016 but I guess I will split it out parts of each location and season (I actually went back to Japan at autumn 2016). Do stay tune to my other blogposts about it.

I know some people might skip Nara as a destination for their holiday while in Osaka, since it's an hour and half away by train. Heck, even myself, I almost took Nara out from our schedule. But you know? I don't regret going there. I got to try out amazing ramen, see an older side of Japan, walk and spend time with some deer. I'm not an animal person by the way, but it was nice to be able to walk in various locations with the deer. The deer are usually found outside of the temples or at the deer park.

Here are some snapshots I took when I was in Nara. I used both my camera and phone.

It will take 1 hour and 30 minutes by train from Osaka to Nara
Location: Kintetsu Nara Station
You know you're in Nara, when everything around you is decorated with deers.

OSAKA TO NARA TRAVEL DETAILS:
Transportation: Train (Kintetsu-Nara Line)
Time: 1 hour and 30 minutes or 50 minutes (If you take Kintetsu-Limited Express)
Card: ICOCA Card (Make sure to get the Kansai One Pass edition)
Fee: 560 Yen
From Osaka-Namba Station, take the Kintetsu-Nara Line to Kintetsu-Nara Station

Location: Higashimuki Minamimachi Avenue
This is the only shopping street in Nara. You can purchase food, souvenir and local goods here.
My ramen covered with pork slices on top
This lady ignoring the no park sign. I guess only in Japan can you get a Ticket for your bicycle.
Everything is widely spread in Nara, it's the best time to rent a bike or hop on various buses/taxis
This reminds me of an anime scene
Crew Shot of The Day
Sweat the most on this day, the weather showed no mercy. It felt like it was hotter than Malaysia.
Location: Sanjo Dori
Location: Nara Park (名勝奈良公園の石碑)
Dan trying to get the deer's attention
Getting Mei Ai and the deer's attention
Location: Kofukuji Five Storied Pagoda
Location: Kofuku-ji Temple
Picture Credits: Ernest Ng
We hopped on to one of the buses in Nara
Location: Heijo Palace
Picture Credits: Kelvin Goh
Location: Kasuga Taisha 
This temple is famous for its lanterns
Picture Credits: Kelvin Goh
Oh yeah! I bet most of you don't care about this, but every time I touch a new animal I wonder how is it like. It was my first time getting up close to a deer and it was a bit scary because they got long tongues and I hate being lick at. But you know what? Until now, I think Kangaroo's fur is still the softest I have ever touched.
We only spent half a day in Nara and head over to the Southern part of Kyoto. To be honest, there are many more beautiful part of Nara but we were too tired to walk under the sun and went straight to our next destination. If you are traveling to Nara, do check out Isuien Garden and Yoshikien Garden. I regretted not going there. Anyways there is always next time! Stay tune to the next blogpost of Japan!

Have a great weekend ahead!
xx

Going Brunette With Number 76

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Going Brunette With Number 76
Hey guys, been wanting to update you guys on my hair makeover I did on New Year's Eve but never got a chance to do so (SO DELAY RIGHT?). Yes I know it's already the end of March, how time flies right?
I had my hair done at Number76 Bangsar Outlet
Their interior set up always make me smile. 
If only I could decorate my house with a homey woody vibe.
Here are the price list. 
If you want to view the full list of services and prices, you can check out their website, HERE.

You get a complimentary welcome drink while waiting for your hair stylist 
I had the French Brew. Perfect drink to keep me awake.

My hair colour faded from the previous PURPLE HAIRDYE. To view my other hair colours, click HERE or HERE.

 Before colour and treatment
 I did the Ultrasonic Premium Treatment to get back my smooth hair
 This picture is the best after picture as you can really see the top and bottom colour difference
Btw I blocked my face because I wasn't ready for the picture and I looked derpy. haha.
 With natural light

In case you're wondering why the hair colour looks different in some of the pictures, I used both my camera (Sony) and phone (Xiao Mi) to take them. You can see the ash colour at certain angles. Anyways hope that you guys have a great weekend!

Anyways despite the delay upload of this blogpost, wanted to show you guys the colour when I first had it done. It was absolutely gorgeous, IVAN from Number 76 Bangsar is a genius. Do find him when you're in the outlet. I told him to surprise me in any shade of brown and he totally did. He gave me an ashy brown two toned colour. With the darker shade of brown from the top and the lighter shade towards the ends.
Number76 Bangsar
No. 50, Ground Floor, Jalan Telawi, Bangsar Baru, 59100 Kuala Lumpur
03-2283 1776/2776
Daily | 10 AM - 10 PM

Stay beautiful!
xx

10 Places You Gotta Visit When In Singapore For The First Time

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10 Places You Gotta Visit When In Singapore For The First Time
Long dismissed as little more than a sterile stopover, Singapore has reinvented itself as one of the world's hot-list destinations. Steeped in Peranakan Culture; bustling skylines but well maintained with mind-blowing green spaces; world-class shopping experiences that will fix your retail crave; Singapore sure has lots to offer. That said, Singapore has successfully attracted visitors from the globe but lucky for folks in Malaysia, getting to Singapore is surprisingly easy and affordable. Hopping onto the next 707 bus from different destination in Malaysia will get you to Singapore easily. Let’s see what Singapore has to offer in the following details.

1. Singapore Flyer
First on the list for you fine folks to check out is going to be the Singapore Flyer. What makes this stand out to me? It’s basically a giant observation wheel. What’s cooler than that? It allows you to check out Singapore’s beautiful skyline, and you can even chose from their selection of options to wine and dine or even be pampered. If you want a little R & R, then I definitely suggest checking out the Singapore Flyer first on your list as well. Flights only last a half hour so it’s a short journey, but you’ll feel pretty relaxed that’s for sure and you get to see the amazing skyline. 

2. Chinatown
Next on the list is a classic destination anywhere. It’s Chinatown. Chinatown is always a vacation classic because you can do everything from shop and family run stores, to getting amazing cuisine, and it has upscale boutiques you can shop at too. There’s something for everyone here, and it’s always a fun experience. It’s also known for its amazing red lantern displays. 

3. Raffles Hotel
This hotel is seriously a beauty. It’s an old school colonial building that is seriously breathtaking. It has amazing architecture and it was the last grand 19-century hotel so it naturally has a lot of history to go along with it. I also love the white and orange color scheme it has to it. This hotel is also a historic site in Singapore, and you can find this beauty in the Colonial District. 

4. Sentosa Island
Are you a beach lover who’s craving some vitamin D? Well then you’re definitely going to want to check this place out. It gives you your beach satisfaction craving that’s for sure. You can get your fix of volleyball, kayaking, and they have many choices of water sports you can pick from. All in all a good pick for anyone who wants a little sun and relaxation. 

5. Clarke Quay
Is known for being one of the busiest hubs in Singapore, and it’s legendary for an obvious reason. You can catch a river taxi for your convenience; you also have many options for eating on the waterfront property out and for some fun nighttime entertainment especially when you will be spoiled with the myriad options for a good bar hopping experience.


6. Fort Canning Park
For a nerd for anything Military related, this could be your very top of the list. Fort Canning was a vital site for Singapore’s defense in the 1859’s when it was first built. It’s still an original building, and now its home to various events in the area. Some of those events include festivals, concerts, picnics, even theater performances. 


7. Orchard Road
If shopping is your #1 hobby, then you’re definitely going to want to check this out and spend a few hours or even a day here, as there’s literally nothing to do but shop till you drop at this hot spot. It’s known for having a selection of high end stores, and you’re going to be in shopping heaven. After you’re shopping till you drop, you’re going to need to re-fuel and you can do that from picking from its many restaurants. 


8. Gardens by the bay
This fantasyland of space-age bio-domes, high-tech Supertrees and whimsical sculpture is surely a masterpiece that will strike you will awe. This is perhaps the closest architect marvel to the likes of Avatar. Take a walk at the OCBC skyway that connects two of the Supertrees where you will get knockout views of the gardens, city and South China Sea.

9. Changi Chapel and Museum
If museum’s are more your speed, then you’re defiantly going to want to check this out. World War 2 is being honored in this museum by displaying drawings, photographs, letters, and other personal items that were found in the aftermath. You can get a tour of the museum as well, and they also offer audio tours. 


10. Arab Street
Part of the culturally rich Kampong Glam heritage trail, Arab Street is Singapore’s historic Muslim quarter. Indie boutiques, street arts, restaurants and bars are what make the street continue to be thriving and bustling after all these years. Arab Street actually refers to the area that include Bussorah Street, Haji and Bali lanes and Muscat Street. The Masjid Sultan Mosque is the heart of Arab Street, with a history that reaches back 200 years. 

Hope this list helps those who are traveling to Singapore for the first time. 

Have a great travel
xx

2017 New Year Goals

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2017 New Year Goals
Hi guys, this post isn't a mistake. Yes I do know that it is already the end of February, and this might be a little to late post but at least I'm getting it done before I forget the goals I set at the start of the year. I actually listed all of these on the eve of 2017 New Years. 

It's been stuck in my phone notepad since then and I thought that jotting this down on my blog would give me a better reminder and I would be able to look back on these goals I made in the future.

Before I list down my goals for 2017, just want to recap 2016. 2016 has been an amazing year. There were a lot of memorable moments, from getting my first job, graduating from degree, traveling to Japan for the first time and reaching 4 MILLION VIEWS on my blog. Am really thankful for all of the blessings given and I thank God for each of them.

Jacquelyn's Graduation
Getting My First Job
My Graduation
Traveling to Japan (Summer & Autumn 2016)

It's always good to look back once in a while, so that you'll be able to plan ahead. I still can't believe that I will be turning 25 this year. So many times to do, but so little time. Hopefully this time, I would be able to achieve all of my 2017 New Year Goals.
1. Take Care Of Me
- Exercise and get strong (lose 10kg if possible)
- Be happier. Laugh more, give more and care less.
- Learn to cook more
- Spend less and save more (RM 10k)

2. Be Productive
- Blog once a week (Reach 6 Million views on the blog)
- Be on time (especially for church)

3. Grow
- Learn how to use Photoshop, Premiere Pro and Illustrator
- Organise and declutter the unnecessary
- Work smarter, not harder
- Speak as much Korean as possible (I actually took an exam for beginners class and passed!)

What about you? What are your New Year Goals?

Have a great day ahead! 
Don't forget to love yourself
xx
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