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Musings of a first time voter.

I will be voting for the very first time. I stupidly missed out the last opportunity due to personal reasons. Okay, truth was I was afraid that G might get deported hahaha. Laugh now..it wasn’t funny then.

Anyway, this year I have decided to cast my vote because well, a pair of sandals at Charles & Keith was going for RM134. I blame the government for that.

Jokes aside.

The things that truly changed my perceptions aren’t the sandals…but the below:

1. Both my younger brothers are in danger of never affording their own homes, and that pains me.

2. Traffic jams, which I genuinely believe stems from corrupted driving schools=bad drivers, terrible road conditions and severe lack of reliable public transportation.

3. Rampant animal abuse and mistreatment of animals by local councils.

4. I don’t feel safe walking down a well-lit street alone.

5. The horrendously tacky & narcissistic home-made music videos which led me to think, “Seriously, these are the clowns that are supposed to govern our country!?”

6. MRR2. It’s feels like am playing Russian Roulette every time I’m forced to drive on that road.

7. The education system.

So yeah, that’s why I’m going to vote…despite still having a nagging feeling that G might be deported, hehehe.

It’s been several months of intense discussions, talks and speculations about our Election Commision. How much of those said are true and how much are made up? Nobody knows. Actually I don’t care lah.

Not like I can do anything!

I did print out my details on SPR website just in case those rumours of people’s names being struck off were true.

Honestly, I think it’s just technical glitch but just in case lah…you’re only wasting some ink and a piece of paper.

I’ve also heard that people wearing nail polish might be stopped from casting their votes because EC might claim that they “can’t tell the difference” of a finger with indelible ink from a finger with nail polish.

I haven’t been able to find anything official about it; the only information is that they say don’t get a manicure because the indelible ink will ruin your nail colours.

Anyway, I removed my gel manicures because just in case lah….what if they really can’t tell the difference between nail polish and indelible ink. I’m bored with my nail colours already anyway and them nails need to breathe from 3 consecutive gel manicure treatments.

Since we’re on the topic of indelible ink, I also don’t understand why they decided to mark people’s fingers before voting. Mark it after voting makes more sense right?

Apparently, it’s some kind of trickery to encourage spoiling of ballot papers. I don’t think there’s anything dodgy about it, maybe they are just scared that people might wipe it off within 30 seconds.

But just in case you’re worried about spoiling your ballot papers with the indelible ink, they say you can ask for a new ballot paper. In case they won’t give you a new ballot paper, show them a printed version of this news article. From NST one okay, must believe.

But just in case they still refuse to give you a new ballot paper anyhow, haiyaaaa vote only, lodge a complaint and cross your fingers. Most importantly, don’t be a clumsyass with your fingers.

Then, there’s a rumour that despite the increase of 3 million new voters in the electoral roll, the number of polling stations will be reduced compared to year 2008.

Apparently, this is a tactic to get voters to give-up midway queuing.

Also, there are words that polling centres would close at 5pm sharp regardless of people still queuing. I don’t think so, but just in case lah….bring a book, some snacks, umbrella, your printed details from the SPR website and lots and lots of patience ya.

I am really quite excited about voting for the first time. I’ve never felt so much ownership towards Malaysia. Whatever the outcome is, just in case lah….remember to stay home to celebrate/mourn privately ;)

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Is the New Olay Regenerist for real?

Recently I was introduced to this video about the New Olay Regenerist Micro-sculpting cream. According to the video, the New Olay Regenerist Micro-sculpting cream can reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles before one jar finishes.

Really??

Every single anti-aging brand out there in the market has claimed that its product is superior. But how can we know that it’s true? Many women, myself included buy all these products and give up shortly after because yeah it smells nice and all…but making me look younger? Really?

The one range that seems to have worked is Olay Regenerist, and you can read all about my experience with Olay Regenerist here, here, here and here. Even my girlfriends are fans, you can read about it here.

After watching the video, am really curious as to how well the New Olay Regenerist Micro-sculpting cream can perform. I realised that the only way to know is to test out on myself.

# – The New Olay Regenerist Micro-sculpting cream.

With 20% more anti-aging ingredients; higher level of Amino-Peptide and innovative ingredients like Olivem and Lyslatine which can boost collagen and make the product works faster/ deeper within skin layers….I reckon it should be pretty good?

The first test I did was the water dispersion test. As skin is made mostly of water, the theory is that products with good water dispersion will get carried deeper into skin.

# – First I filled two shot glasses with water.

# – Using a cottonbud, I picked up some product from a jar of New Olay Regenerist Micro-sculpting cream.

# – I repeat the step with another anti-aging cream I own.

# – Then I stick both cottonbuds into the shot glasses.

# – Then I stirred the water in both shot glasses vigorously.

# – The results….

# – Which product has dispersed better?? Olay wins hands down.

# – Not clumpy like the other one.

The verdict: New Olay Regenerist Micro-sculpting cream certainly disperses in water at a much better rate. Theoretically, this means it should be absorbed better into our skin cells.

Even without the test, I could feel that it absorbs into my skin really quickly, leaving a nice, soothing smell.

# – Love it on my skin.

I’ve used it for a couple of weeks now…what do you think for a LATE 20s without makeup and a horrifyingly stressful lifestyle?

# – Not too bad eh? No photoshop also okay!

Don’t even need to finish a whole jar to see the results. This old dame is pretty damn impressed ;)

For more information, check out Olay Malaysia facebook page. Of course you can get the New Olay Regenerist Micro-sculpting cream at all major supermarket and pharmacies.

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Happy Star Wars Birthday to Michael aka Eyeris

A few weeks ago, LL messaged all of us about throwing her husband, Mike aka Eyeris a surprise Star Wars/Pixar themed birthday party. Mike is like the biggest Star Wars/Pixar buff.

Eh, the last birthday party was 3 years ago leh so I was understandably excited!

Finally the day arrived!

# – Luke, I am your father.

We managed to pull off the surprise. Mike came home dripping in sweat from his badminton session while carrying his fresh laundry to a bunch of howling friends, hehe.

# – SURPRISEEEE!

# – Mike with LL, Grill Sargeant Lance and Mel (who are getting married soon wheeee!)

# – All that’s missing is a bonfire.

# – Kerol and Yuks.

# – LY and KK.

# – The only person who bothered to dress up, Fireangel – resident bar wench. She makes amazing cocktails and other alcoholic related goodies. She offers her service to private parties too, just hit her up at her Facebook page.

# – Of course, must haz booze.

# – KY, Fireangel, Sashi & Horng….drinking bitch piss with gold flakes.

# – Ken, LL’s brother passing out.

# – Kaitlyn also passed out…but not cause of booze. Kendrick engrossed in watching Cars 2.

# – Cake out!

# – Birthday man and a cleaver. Don’t think there’s any reference to Pixar or Star Wars…he’s just being a cina laopek.

Now to the food. I offered to cook, praying and hoping LL would let me. And she did! Yay, thanks LL! :D

I googled for Star Wars food puns. Found quite a few and narrowed the list down to match what I was planning to cook. Hubs and I also came up with 2 original Star Wars food puns (at least we think we did!).

I haven’t been cooking properly for a while now so I really relished the opportunity!

# – Ham Solo Sandwich.

Basically using potato buns I got from a bakery, which I halved and then stuffed with loads of ham, mature cheddar & spices, then baked with a home-made mustard glaze.

# – Lardsabers….I thought of this name one, hehe.

Skewered pork sausages wrapped in bacon with canned cubed pineapples. Didn’t even need seasoning.

# – Bobba Fettucini.

Lemon and parsley fettuccine with loads of bacon.

# – R2Pea2…Gareth the hubs came up with this name.

Initially, the plan was to make mushy peas but it became buttered peas with lettuce.

# – Vaders Potaters.

From chips to roast potatoes to the final outcome – chilled potato, gherkin and egg salad.

# – All the dishes. Mike’s brother, the Grill Sargeant Lance also whipped up two other dishes…awesome sticky sausages and a OMFG cheese casserole despite being an Orang Kurang Upaya (busted his Achilles tendon). Respect!

As expected, I made too much food. But it’s okay coz Mike and LL didn’t have to worry about meals for the next few days.

Aged to Perfection…hells yeah!

Happy birthday in advance, Mike!

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