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Monday, March 20, 2017

Happy Birthday!


Who does not love birthdays? Ah, the cakes, food, birthday decorations, and the most important is, of course, the person whose birthday is celebrated! So I was browsing around the internet and I saw that Lazada is having their 5th birthday at the end of this March and what made me interested is the fact that they are giving presents to bloggers for their birthday, and I guess I could try for a luck! Oh, in case you don't know what Lazada is (which I doubt), it is a "secure and convenient online shopping experience with a broad product offering in categories ranging from fashion, consumer electronics to household goods, toys and sports equipment" (Lazada , 2017).
What do you love about Lazada Malaysia? 
Online shopping! Well, to be honest, I haven't had the chance to shop with Lazada since I live in the US for almost 4 years for studies. I online shop most of the time in the US since it is more convenient and easy for a busy student like me. I will return back home for good in about two months and I am so glad that we have Lazada in Malaysia so I can continue to online shopping without any worry. I went to Lazada website and I could not be more than happy to see that Lazada offers various product from all over the world with relatively reasonable prices and a lot of discounts! Oh, I also have a few friends who use Lazada and their feedbacks are mostly positive so I would say I can trust Lazada as a reliable online shopping platform!

Top three Product picks from Lazada Malaysia (your three favorite products)

I am addicted to K-Beauty skincare routine so this soothing gel would be a good catch! Can you believe it? It is only RM13.77!



I love coffee so very much I even dream of being a barista! I always brew my own coffee every morning and I am glad that Lazada has Mr. Coffee since they are one of the best coffee brewers out there. Can't wait to buy one when I return!



Perfect! I need to re-decorate my room when I return and I thought this simple, sleek, and cute desk would be a good investment!

How do you think Lazada Malaysia can improve?
Since I don't have any experiences shopping with Lazada, I am in a little place to point out on what to improve, what's good or not. So I played around Lazada website, looking for what could be improved but it's hard to find one since all things that I wish Lazada had, Lazada already has it! Be it free shipping, discounts, fast payment methods, delivery options, buyer protection..... and the list goes on. I am very sorry for not able to answer this question (too hard for me)

What is your birthday wish to Lazada Malaysia?
Hi, Lazada Malaysia! Happiest birthday to you! I wish you a long lasting life so that we Malaysians can enjoy the privilege of online shopping while feeling safe and sound from any fake sellers online. I also wish you will always be kind and generous so that we all benefit from the discounts you give. Here to your long life, cheers! *offer an imaginary drink*


Sunday, March 19, 2017

An Evening at Lake MacBride


As you may notice (or not), I've changed my blog template into a new one. Bought this new template from VefioThemes on Etsy yesterday and cleared up a few of my old immature posts from 2008 to 2010. I almost forgot that I used to blog so often back then until I looked back and realized that I wrote almost 200 posts in 2 years! and with this new template, I wish I will be more consistent in updating my blog and open up few things about my life *finger-crossed*. 

So, yesterday evening I went to Lake MacBride, Solon, with my Malaysians friends here in Iowa for a BBQ. We actually planned a one-day camping trip, but we were too late to reserved tents and stuff so we resorted to a quick BBQ picnic instead.

Also got some delicious laksa (kudos to Kak Shida)
 
Homemade salsa dip *super delicious*


Romano cheese bread



The boys setting up a charcoal grill



Ta-daaa!

Nadhrah, me, Nadzreen and Moon

Alia, Maisarah, Kak Shida, aunty Khadijah and Moon

Me

We had to leave earlier than we planned to since the weather got super chilly and windy so sudden. 


I'll just leave you with pictures above since a picture is worth a thousand words, so yeah. AND tomorrow is the last day for spring break (oh God how time flies) and I haven't started on any of my homework just yet. Gonna watch a few Korean dramas and an episode of Sherlock Holmes on Netflix and procrastinate still. So, homework, see you guys tomorrow!

Love,
Saturday, March 4, 2017

So, What Happened In Korea?

Seorak-san, 2016

My final semester of undergrad is nearly reaching to its end in few months. Ah-ha in about two months to be exact. I don't know what should I feel about this. Well, of course, I can't wait to return home for good but at the same time, I feel so sad to leave the States; Iowa City in particular. Iowa City will forever have a special place in my heart and I will never forget how much I've learned here. I am so thankful for having this once-in-a-lifetime chance to learn so much about other people from different cultures. I also admit that my perspective towards Americans also changed after living here for about three years and a half.  Okay, now it sounds like I'm really leaving soon. 

No no no. That is not my purpose for today's post. I will save my 'Goodbye Letter to Iowa' in different post cuz today I feel like writing about the second part of my trip to Korea (in continuation of my previous post : 'Korea, What?' . I will just point out few places that left me quite an impact (hahaha dasar pemalas).