Wednesday 31 December 2014

New Year's Resolution

Omg I can't believe it that 2014 is gonna be over in less than 24 hours!!

It's time for some reflection and new year's resolution!! It is always nice to have something to look back to when you're older so that you don't forget those memories :)

This year has been a very busy but fulfilling one cuz it has been all about mugging during school times and of course my Summer Studies in Korea and me turning 21 is my best times and highlight of this year!!

Thursday 25 December 2014

Merry Christmas!!!


This pic taken back when I had Jewel Pink (and long) hair haha

But nice hair color does not last long and I just snipped my hair (a lot) again lolol

Now I have shoulder hair length hair!!!

I didn't asked for it to be cut till so short but I think the hair stylist wanted to snip away all my ugly bleached portions and that's why it ended up so short.

Having bittersweet feeling with my hair right now man haha

Anyway, have a Merry Xmas everybody hohoho!!! ^_^

Tuesday 23 December 2014

Ewha Summer Studies Day #24 : Banpo Bridge x Hangang Cycling

Back to Day #24 of my time in Korea! We're finally closing into almost the end of my Summer Studies trip!! :(

First stop is as usual - lunch and we visited Hukusushi for lunch again haha.

I love their salmon sushi till death man <3

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Ewha Summer Studies Hukusushi Seoul South Korea lunarrive travel blog

The crowd you will need to face at lunch hours if you do not come prepared with a reservation in advance. (3 seats were ours)

Tuesday 16 December 2014

Dinner @ Sushi Tei

Today I will be sharing with you guys about fooooooooood because.....~~~
my family and I have a new restaurant in our favorite list and it is Sushi Tei!!! :)

Okay technically speaking, Sushi Tei is not very new in Singapore but it is our first time dining there and we love it especially my mother which is pretty rare for her to like a restaurant!!!

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Chicken Katsu Don!! The serving is rather huge for this dish!!

Monday 15 December 2014

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Thursday 11 December 2014

A Day in JB #04 & 05: Staycation at KSL Resort!

Throwback to when I had my recess week in October, me and ma boy decided to book a room at KSL Resort, Johor Bahru through Agoda to have a staycation and take a chill pill from all the stress I'm getting in school back then.

We didn't take any pictures in the room as it wasn't very interesting in our opinion so this post will be focused on some of the highlights of what we did during the 2D1N in Johor :)

The first thing would be the international buffet that we had at KSL Resort's Infusion Cafe Restaurant! :)

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When you have a room in KSL Resort, you will be able to receive a 10% discount when you have a buffet with them :)

Wednesday 10 December 2014

[Review] IOPE Trouble Clinic Moisturizing Cream

Today I'll be bringing you guys a review on the IOPE Trouble Clinic Moisturizing Cream!! :)

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I got this moisturizer during my Summer Studies in Korea and the reason I picked this up is because I wanna have a cream that helps with acne whenever I am breaking out especially hormonally and at the same time provides moisturization.

Tuesday 9 December 2014

Ewha Summer Studies Day #22 : Petite France

Today let's throwback to Day #22 in Seoul!! :)

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We went to Petite France and honestly speaking, it is really petite. It was very different from what we see on Running Man and dramas. We finished visiting the whole place in like an hour and a half or so and we had to travel like 3 hours back and forth to Ewha area lolol.

Anyway, let's get started haha

Monday 8 December 2014

Dinner Date @ Brotzeit

Throwback to before ma boy's trip to Germany about a month ago! (Yeah he going Germany liao and still brought me to eat German food HAHAHA)

We went to Brotzeit for a dinner date at Westgate before I went back to school to finish up my pile of projects! :D

And the food was AWESOME seriously!!

Brotzeit Singapore Jurong East Westgate Pork Knuckle Mixed Beer Longdrink

We ordered their Pork Medallion (something liddat, I forgot the exact name haha, sorry) and their super popular dish - Pork Knuckle as well as a Longdrink (mixed beer)! <3

Sunday 7 December 2014

Sigma Beauty Standout Eyes Gel Liner - Stunningly Ladylike

Today I'll bringing you guys a First Impression post on the Sigma Beauty Gel Liner!! :)

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It's my first time using a gel liner from a pot and I decided to give it a try when I saw it on Luxola the other day!! :)

I actually bought lots of stuffs from Luxola so will share with you guys the things I bought in future cuz the list is still increasing hahaha

Saturday 6 December 2014

Friday 7 November 2014

Ewha Summer Studies Day #19 : Everland

Throwback to Day 19 of my time in Korea!

We went on a field trip organized by Ewha University to the Everland Theme Park!!!

Everland is like half theme park half zoo kinda place so it's really interesting!!

Field trips are weekly organized by Ewha to bring us around popular places of Korea and Everland is seriously super popular among the locals cuz a lot of our PEACE buddies are super excited about this field trip and has the highest attendance among all the other field trips!! :)

This is actually my second time here at Everland and initially, I was planning to skip this field trip as I've been there before alrdy. However, YX convinced me to go for it as it would have been very expensive to go to Everland on our own and moreover, she has not been there before so we both decided to go and I'm so glad that I decided to go to Everland because so much has changed since the last time I visited it (the last time I went was during their winter season)!

And also because this time I went during the summer times, the animals at certain areas of the theme park are more active and we got to saw phenomenal, once-in-a-lifetime moments!! :)

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So let's get rolling!! :DDD

Sunday 2 November 2014

Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation Stick

Today will be my first review on makeup haha. It will be a short one as I need to quickly get back to my pile of projects and recorded lectures sobs.

Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation Stick Shade 2 Sand Review Lunarrive Blog Singapore

The first makeup product I will be reviewing is the first foundation that I bought and that is the Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation Stick!

Monday 20 October 2014

Pasta De Waraku

Today, I will be blogging about my experience at Pasta De Waraku, a Japanese Casual Pasta & Cafe Restaurant. Just to spoil you a little first, it is a mixed review. I am not in anyway an expert in reviewing food so this is just purely on how I truly feel about the food served in layman terms haha.

I've had great and jialat (bad) experiences with this restaurant chain so read on if you are somebody who loves pasta like me (read on also if you don't in case if you have friends who likes pasta :D).

I will start off with my good experience with Pasta De Waraku.

The last time I went to Pasta De Waraku was when I was still in my poly year 1 days where the restaurant had attractive promotions for students. Me and my friends frequent the restaurant and when they decided to end the student promotion, we just stop going to the restaurant because it was kinda pricey for us back when we didn't have any income, savings or whatsoever. The food back then was pretty good and consistent in standards :)

So I am starting my impression on Pasta De Waraku afresh because it's been about 2 years ( or maybe more ) since I've visited this restaurant.

My first dining experience at this restaurant this year was around in end of May with ma boy at the Changi Airport outlet around 3pm (awkward timing for a meal haha).

Wednesday 8 October 2014

Ewha Summer Studies Day #16 - 18 : Running Man at Ewha x Bauhouse x Namdaemun Hotteok

On Day 16 of my time here in Korea!

We were supposed to go to Namdaemun market to have some oiishii Hotteok for lunch but we ended up spotting SBS's camera man when we were going out of Ewha university!

And after that, we decided to follow the camera man and there's a large pool of people outside Top Ten (a Korean fashion store)!!!

And you know what!!!

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Turns out that Running Man was filming upstairs of this building!!! *SHOCK OF MY LIFE*

Thursday 2 October 2014

Monday 29 September 2014

Ewha Summer Studies Day #15 : Garden of Morning Calm

Back to Day 15 of my summer studies trip in Seoul!! :)

On Day 15, we went to the Garden of Morning Calm which is located at Gapyeong-gun!!

Ewha University Summer Studies Travel Korea Garden of Morning Calm lunarrive blog singapore

It's an awesome-ly BEAUTIFUL place I swear but it's also "awesome-ly" inconvenient! >_<
The Garden of Morning Calm is about 1.5 to 2 hours travelling time from Seoul but it's worth the time in my opinion as the scenery is really G.O.O.D!!!

No more talking, move on to awesome pictures (with funny and model style poses by YX :P) that requires no editing! *wink*

Tuesday 23 September 2014

Horrible Hormonal Breakout Part 2

Hello everybody! I'm back with my hormonal breakout part 2 (with more pics of my gross zits though, sorry!) !!! 

Unlike my previous post, Part 2 will be about my acne treatment routine which is more effective but require a longer period of time to apply so I only do this when I really have the time to spare. 

The products I use for this routine are all purchased during my haul in Korea back in January. I will also be reviewing the products that I will be mentioning in this post! So read on!! :)

Ugly zit and marks there ughhhhh

Monday 15 September 2014

Ewha Summer Studies Day #14: Busan Part 2!

It's time for Busan Part 2!!! ^_^

We visited lots of place on the 1st day compared to the 2nd day hahaha

Note: many of the pictures in this post is taken with my Samsung Note 2 which has a super sucky, blur and unstable camera (I'm absolutely gonna get iPhone next!!) because I couldn't bring myself to shoot in the rain with my baobei EX2F (It was (sadly) raining for the entire day on our 2nd day here in Busan! ><) so please kindly bear with me!!!


First stop is breakfast!!

We had our breakfast at Shinsegae Food Market after checking out from our hostel (our hostel was pretty near Shinsegae)!

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According to our buddy, this Shinsegae in Busan is the biggest of all Shinsegae outlets and it even has it's own ice skating rink!

Saturday 13 September 2014

Car Accident

As the title states, I got into a car accident yesterday late afternoon while on my way back home in my friend's car. It's our first time getting into a car accident and there's only one word I can say about the entire incident - Shock.

Everything happened so quickly and before I even knew it, *BANG*!!!!!! We hit the car in front of us who stopped out of the blue in the middle of the highway. I don't know what is the cause of him stopping the car suddenly. 

After a few seconds hitting the car in front, the next thing we notice is another *BANG* on our back because a motor cyclist hit into us because of the sudden stop. That's when things got even more serious because the motor cyclist was injured :(

Tuesday 9 September 2014

Date at IPPUDO Ramen

Hello everybody!! I need a short rant. I really need one.

My school work is starting to pile up at a rapid speed and there's so much things to catch up (catching up is not a good sign ><)! Sigh

Anyway, I just wanna say that no matter how much work you have on hand, you still need to have work life balance and take a chill pill when needed!! 

I personally think that working your ass off until you go berserk is not worth it at all because life is too short to not take some time off to enjoy and relax. You need to be in control of your life instead of having your work controlling your everything! If your work is controlling your life, you may wanna reconsider whether this is seriously what you want in life. 

Anyhoo, I needed a chill pill from my school work so on one of the weekdays where ma boy had his off, we went to IPPUDO Ramen at Westgate to have some Japanese ramen for lunch yo!~ hahaha

IPPUDO SG Singapore Westgate Shiromaru Motoaji Japanese Ramen Review Food Lunarrive Blog

It's our first time at IPPUDO Ramen and we decided to come here after reading some good reviews online about their ramen :)

Saturday 6 September 2014

August 2014 Gathering: Supply & Demand x NTUFEST2014

Hello everybody!! :)

Today I'll be blogging about my most recent monthly poly clique gathering session hahaha

Recently after returning from Korea, I've been pretty into makeup!!! In the past, I was only interested in skincare as you can see in my previous haul (I'm still pretty obsessed with skincare products haha) and didn't really give makeup much thought at all! But after spending a month in Korea and seeing so many chio bu in Korea wherever I go, I can't help but start looking into makeup hahaha

So for my upcoming Korean haul post, you'll get to see lots of skincare and makeup stuffs that I've purchased during my recent Korea Summer Studies trip hahaha

I'm still a total newbie to makeup so if you guys have got any tips or whatsoever in makeup (especially in covering up scars), be sure to comment and share it with me!! ^_^ I would really appreciate it hahaha

Anyhoo, moving on to my August 2014 gathering hehe

Starting off with a selfie with ma boy!! #fotd #howdoIlook?? hahaha

The makeup look I've ever done so far is almost always looking like this cuz it's simple and very natural looking :)

In this month's gathering, we went to Supply & Demand at Esplanade for dinner! :)

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Salmon salad with avocado!!!

Monday 1 September 2014

Ewha Summer Studies Day #13: Busan Part 1!

Hello everybody!! Today's post is a super exciting post cuz it's about my first trip to Busan!!! ^_^


I've finally got the chance to visit Busan! My previous trips were too rushed and short to really travel around Korea (out of Seoul to be exact) so I'm really excited for this trip actually!! :)

In addition, YX's PEACE Buddy followed us to Busan as well!! So thankful for that and really grateful that she took a lot of effort to bring us around Busan and have fun with us! And I'm glad that she managed to take this opportunity to go back to her hometown as well (her hometown is about an hour drive from Busan called Jinheng!!)

I will be splitting my Busan trip into two cuz I went there for 2D1N and there's a lot of stuffs to see!! ^_^

So without further ado, here comes Busan Part 1!! :)

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We set off from Seoul Station which is about 15mins (cost around 4500won) drive away from Ewha University!

Wednesday 27 August 2014

Le Spa

Sometime last week, I was invited to Le Spa for a pampering massage session!! ^_^

Le Spa 24hours Massage Gemmill Lane Singapore lunarrive review

It was a much needed massage (really thankful!! ^^) after spending a long, tiring week in school and staring at my laptop for long hours!

Monday 25 August 2014

Horrible Hormonal Breakout

This is gonna be a brief post before I start cracking on my school work T.T

I've been getting extremely jialat (a.k.a. bad) hormonal breakout for the past few days and I thought this would be a good timing to briefly share with you guys what I do whenever I get painful zits on my face!

If you're like me who's all busy with school work and do not have time to do clay mask or whatsoever, this is a convenient and effective method to calm down painful zits fast!

And that is to SPAM your acne cream on those painful spots like a mask and leave it on for the entire night!!! :)

Friday 22 August 2014

Tuesday 19 August 2014

Sunday 17 August 2014

Thursday 14 August 2014

Ewha Summer Studies Day #09 - #10: Itaewon x ChangDeokGung x Huwon

Hello everybody!! I'm so sorry that I took so long to blog again after my Vietnam trip cuz I fell really sick after the trip. >_< I was having super bad body aches that even panadol couldn't cure and all I could do was lie on my bed and rest >_<

But no worries, I'm back up again and I am trying my best to blog about the remaining days in Korea which I've yet to blog about before all my school work starts to pile up like crazy T.T

So let's go back to 1st July 2014, which is my 9th day in Korea :)

Our itinerary for today was to visit Itaewon so after school, me and YX went to Sinchon station to travel to Itaewon but we did not know that we went to the wrong station!!!

Sinchon (of the same name) has two different stations which is running on different line, one is the Gyeonggui line and the other one is Line 2 which runs around the heart of Seoul.

So end up, we were at the station running on Gyeonggui line and there's only one train HOURLY.

We were contemplating whether to turn back and walk to the Line 2 station or just YOLO and just try this station, but we end up tapping into this station (partly becuz the train was about to come liao :P) hahahaha
Ewha University Summer Studies Travel Seoul Sinchon Station Gyeonggui Line lunarrive blog singapore

The gantry at this station looks different from the ones that runs along the heart of Seoul

Saturday 26 July 2014

Flying off again!!


I'm finally (and sadly) back from Korea from my summer studies trip at Ewha University!! But I'll be flying off to Vietnam in a few hours time for another OCIP trip to create a (slightly cuz I can only contribute through labour and teaching) better future for others!! :)

I'm so sorry for the slow updates as I was very busy walking around Seoul (and Busan for 2D1N) so I couldn't find time to blog >_<

I'll definitely be back with more posts and updates about my remaining days in Korea once I'm back from Vietnam so do stay tune!!! :)

You can follow me on my Instagram for regular updates about my life abroad ^_^

Thursday 17 July 2014

Ewha Summer Studies Day #06 - #08: Myeong Dong x Insadong x Bukchon Village x Samcheongdong x Megabox

Day #06 in Seoul! :) It's a (mini) shopping day at Myeong dong haha

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But let's talk about food (lunch) first haha
We went to my previously favorite Korean BBQ restaurant at Bukchang-dong (the area which I stayed in previously when I was in Seoul during January) which is near City Hall Station for some BBQ meat for lunch!! #nomnom haha

Thursday 10 July 2014

Ewha Summer Studies Day #04 - #05: My Love from The Star Exhibition x Korean Folk Village

Hello everybody!! I'm back with my Day #04 & #05 of my Ewha Summer Studies trip here in Seoul!! :) I'm sorry that I haven't been blogging for the past week cuz I was away in Busan during the weekend so I couldn't find the time to blog >_< But I'm back! :) 

The focus of this post: 'Pictures speaks louder than a thousand words'

(You should know what I mean haha)

Less words and more pictures so let's start off with Day #04!!! :)

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Another part of the route to class! Everyday without fail, we will need to climb hills cuz Ewha University is super hilly! >_<

Thursday 3 July 2014

Monday 30 June 2014

Sunday 29 June 2014

Ewha Summer Studies Day #00 - #01: Flight x Toksokchon x Juno Hair

Hello guys! Sorry for the lack of update for the past week, I was really busy exploring Seoul and hanging out with our peace buddies here in Ewha University! Peace buddies are local Ewha University students who are matched with international students like us to help us adjust our lives better during our time here! :)

But me and my roommate have decided that every Saturday will be our rest day so that we can give ourselves a good rest before going out to explore Korea further haha.

I'll start off with Day #00 first :)

We took a night flight with Singapore Airlines this time :) It's been a long time since I've taken SQ for traveling because their airfares are always very expensive. But honestly speaking, after having tried Malaysia Airlines during my last Korea trip in January (before the MH370 incident), I would say Malaysia Airlines flight was more spacious and comfortable compared to the flight I took for this time with SQ. >_<

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Selfie before taking off!

Saturday 21 June 2014

Tuesday 17 June 2014

Going to Korea (again) SOON!!!


Just like what the title states, I will be going to Korea again and I will be flying this coming Sunday!!!

I'm feeling so excited now that I've just gotta blogged down my feelings haha. This trip will be different from my previous ones as I will be going on a Summer Studies trip this time at Ewha Womens University :) Me and my friend signed up for their Korean Ceramics course as we are just so sick of any modules that has to do with any theories and memorization because we've had enough here in NTU. >_<

Monday 16 June 2014

Brunch at IKEA

During one of ma boy's book out day, we went to IKEA not only to window shopping their furnitures, but more importantly, is to eat their fooooood! #nomnom

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For me, there are two must-order dishes at IKEA.

Friday 13 June 2014

[Review] Innisfree Bija Anti-Trouble Spot Essence R & W

Hi everybody, today I will be sharing with you guys my views on the Innisfree Bija Anti-Trouble Spot Essence R & W. :) Lately, I've been having really super painful breakouts around my chin area and they are just super annoying cuz when one heals, another one pops up on my face. UGH

Somehow I find my old anti-trouble spot treatments from THEFACESHOP and Body Shop have stopped working out for me (they used to work really well for my zits to be honest) so I'm planning to use other brands' spot treatments before going back to using the ones that I've tried before (I still have spare ones in my house that's why) to see if they will work on me again. >_<

So I've decided that it's a good time to give these two spots treatments (cuz there are so many zits to experiment on) which I've bought during my Korea trip a try :) I've been using these two essences for the past 1-2 months so my verdict (a.k.a opinion) is final for these two products. :D

These two spot treatments are actually meant for two different kind of acne conditions so they are meant to be used together on different areas of your skin (depending on where your zits are) and that's why I bought both of them together :)

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innisfree bija anti-trouble spot essence W review lunarrive singapore korean skincare acne treatment

First is the bija anti-trouble spot essence W!

Tuesday 10 June 2014

Saturday 31 May 2014

Friday 23 May 2014

Laneige Brighten Up Workshop

I'm finally back to blogging!!!

So sorry everybody for haven't been blogging for an entire month but I was really busy with my school work, exams and my 21st Birthday celebration for the past month so I was practically either super busy with school or going out like mad (after exams of course haha) every single day!

But I'm back now for good haha and in this past month, I have also finished using some of my skincare products and also bought new ones from Laneige to make use of my membership birthday gift haha so be sure to stay tune as I will be posting my reviews and opinions on them soon! :)

Today, I will be sharing with you guys my experience during the Laneige Brighten Up Workshop which I attended back in March. Yes I know, this is a super long overdue post but it's still better late than nothing right? :)

So let's begin!! :D

Back in February, my friends and I signed up for the Laneige Brighten Up Workshop as we have not attend a make up and skincare workshop before so we thought of going for it and learn how to improve our skin! :D

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At the workshop, tables with full range of make up and beautiful mirrors being set up for us haha! :)

Monday 21 April 2014

[Review] Innisfree Soybean Energy Essence VS Missha First Treatment Essence

Today I'll be doing a review on both the highly raved Innisfree Soybean Energy Essence as well as the Missha First Treatment Essence together side by side!!! 

They are both well known for being the dupes of the SK-II Facial Treatment Essence and I'm so excited to do this review because when I was doing my research on these two products before my purchase of them, there are rarely any reviews out there which features these two products side by side to compare their results! SO, I decided to DO IT and share it with all the ladies out there!!! ^^

Just for your information, ALL pictures in this blogpost are 100% unedited in order to show the ultimate accurate results of the products. 

Anyway, I didn't managed to get these two items when I was in Korea as I only discovered them after I came back :( But still, I got them both in a smaller size from Carousell so that I can try them out first before I purchase the full size one!

And this is how the products look like!!
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The Innisfree Soybean Energy Essence comes in 80ml and the Missha First Treatment Essence comes in 30ml!

Monday 14 April 2014

Clarisonic Mia 2 Update #01

As promised, I'm back with an update of my newly purchased Clarisonic Mia 2!!

Before I start, do note that you may have different reactions after using the Clarisonic Mia 2 as everybody's skin is different! :)

For the past 1 week, I've been using the Mia 2 on low speed and only once a day! Also just to let you guys know, I do not put make up on my face. The only thing that I put on which is closest to putting on makeup is Sunblock!! :)

During the first 4 days, it was working really well! My skin texture got smoother and it's less red compared to before every time after I wash my face (my face tends to get a little red on the cheeks after washing it).

However, on Day 5, small bumps start to appear on my face which I believe is the Purging Phase that many people have been talking about when they first start to use their Clarisonic!

The bumps aren't really serious but it has been increasing for the past 2 days!

Here are some pictures of how my face looked after using the Clarisonic Mia 2 for one week!

Clarisonic Mia 2 Blue Moon Sephora Singapore lunarrive update purging phase bumps breakout review

Clarisonic Mia 2 Blue Moon Sephora Singapore lunarrive update purging phase bumps breakout review

Quite a number of red bumps on my forehead! This was non-existent during the first four days!
There are actually somemore smaller ones which the camera couldn't pick up!


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