KL Adventures: Colourful Brickfields (Little India)

Right in the centre of Kuala Lumpur is its own Little India. The husband and I were able to walk around its main street during one of our weekend afternoons which we usually spend either sightseeing within the city or furniture shopping.

Brickfields is a neighbourhood near KL Sentral station. It’s easily accessible and is a place known for good bargains (from food, grocery items, to accessories) and a good mix of modern meets traditional architecture.

Just wanted to do a quick post on this neighbourhood (which we visited after our trip to the Planetarium) and share some photos taken along the area’s main street, Jalan Tun Sambanthan:

The KL Sentral side of Brickfields is filled with modern architecture.

From offices to hotels on one side, to a little piece of India just right across the street.

How cute are these earrings? Cheap too!

Fell in love with this beautiful, Hindu-inspired fountain constructed on the centre of a roundabout.

The lamps and even the information centre (which was already closed by the time we got there – it was around 6pm) features elaborate design. It’s a feast for the eyes!

And how beautiful are these arches? I felt like an Indian princess in a pretty sari while walking along the main street! ;)

Flowers for sale!

Good to know: Flower garlands play a huge role in Hindu society. They are a must in every festival and there are certain flowers that are used for each deity. An Indian wedding will not push through as well if the bride and groom are not wearing wedding garlands. Some of the temples in India even have their own flower gardens where they can get blooms for their garlands everyday and back in the day, to be a garland maker (appointed by the king) is a huge honour!

While in Bali for our honeymoon last year, I also read that there are certain rules in making the garlands – like, you can’t let the flowers or any of the materials you are using touch the floor or be at the same level as your feet (because the garlands are for their gods, it shouldn’t be placed lower than your pelvis). Garland makers should also pick the flowers early in the morning but only after they have taken a bath. And the flower pickers should also chant to their gods while doing the picking. Pretty mystical, no?

Pretty busy street.

Brickfields’ main street is populated by sari shops (which you have to check out because the clothes are just b-e-a-utiful), restaurants that serve authentic Biryani, hotels, and grocery stores where you can get the cheapest Basmati rice grains in the city. There are also shops that sell jewellery, kitchenware, Bollywood movies, and of course – incense sticks.

There are also Indian bridal shops where you can get intricate temporary tattoos on your hands and feet (using dye from a plant which they call Mehendilike these. Indian women (and even men) undergo a mehendi ceremony a day before their wedding where the patterns are drawn onto their hands and feet. The temporary tattoos are said to bring the couple luck and a fruitful marriage. 

Fancy a walk?

At night, the wide sidewalk is transformed into a street-dining area similar to Jalan Alor. Monoblock chairs and plastic tables are set up by the restaurants on the street and people (a lot of tourists and local Indians) flock to this neighbourhood for a hearty, authentic Indian dinner.

MY FIRST DOG SIGHTING IN MALAYSIA! (All caps was necessary)

I was so excited and giddy when we chanced upon this precious little shih-tzu in Brickfields. The owner was also kind enough to let me pet and coo at it for a good couple of minutes. Here in Malaysia (particularly KL), dogs are not allowed in most condos and public areas. Muslims do not like them and classified dogs as ‘dirty’. That’s one of the reasons why we decided to leave our dogs Sophie (shih-tzu) and Jack (maltese) back in Manila with my husband’s parents. We don’t want to offend or scare any of our neighbours and I’d feel bad for the dogs if they’re only cooped up inside our condo.

Before I end this really short (quickie) post, here’s a closer look at the fountain. It’s totes pretty with elephants supporting the base – they remind me of my favourite Hindu deity Ganesha.

It was getting dark by the time we got there so our walk was pretty short (we wanted to be home early as the husband has work the next day) but there are still more places to see in the district like a Lutheran Church, a Buddhist Temple, and a traditional Malaysian house so we’ll definitely be back for those. 

When visiting Brickfields, do be mindful of your belongings. It’s a pretty busy area and according to other expats, petty crime such as theft is still common there.

Back for more later.

Love,

Carol

Happenings + OOTD: Vision KL 18th Anniversary

Photo wall! Strike an (awkward) pose! ;)

Last night, the husband and I attended the Vision KL Anniversary Party at Signature by the Hill (The Roof). It made me totally excited cos it meant that I can wear something that’s not too formal for a change. The husband was tasked to attend the party in place of the our Ambassador who had a prior commitment. So, yay! Lucky, lucky!

Vision KL is a popular magazine-slash-city guide here in Kuala Lumpur. They have over a million readers and has been around for 18 years.

I loved Signature by the Hill’s interior. It’s pretty chill with striking elements. Like this:

An LED-lighted tree. It changes colour every couple of seconds.

Wore something a little less formal for a night out in this chic place. The outfit is actually a repeat. The dress I wore is something I’ve had for 3 years and I’ve only worn it thrice. I’m a huge supporter of repeating outfits. After all, not everyone can afford to be like Kim Kardashian or Paris Hilton who practically get clothes like everyday. I just make it to a point to mix and match the shoes, the accessories, and make sure that I don’t wear my hair the same way as the last time I wore the same dress.

OOTD/OOTN? A little less formal. The Flash is a bit too strong on this one. ;)

Dress from H&M Denmark (a gift from my ultra-fashionable sister Desiree), shoes are also a repeat (they’re my wedding shoes – which I will probably keep wearing until they are all worn out), clutch from Kultura, earrings from Forever 21 (also a gift, this time from my friend Camille), watch from Casio (my favourite, classic/digital piece). The red band isn’t part of the outfit – you get it at the entrance and you’re asked to wear it all night then return it at the end of the event.

The venue is on top of a tall building in Petaling Jaya and the view is just ah-mazing. You can even see the KL skyline from a distance.

KL Skyline.

Downtown PJ.

Lots of applause for the Vision KL team for throwing a great party and for lasting almost 2 decades!

I was also pleasantly surprised last night. I bumped into Jeanne – who I am supposed to meet today for a chat on some exciting things I can do with this blog. Talk about fate!

What’s a party without cake?

Remember the red band I mentioned up there? Once you return it after the event, you get a gift – a stuffed teddy or Hello Kitty. Cute! Of course, my husband and I chose the bears. I’ve kind of outgrown Hello Kitty but bears are still adorable and would make fluffy guests in our home.

We were also given a printed copy of our photo at the photo wall. I love this photo of us. :)

Before leaving, Alvin and I checked out the helipad further up the building. Up there, there was yet another bar – Stratosphere.

It’s cosy and a lot more quiet than Signature. And the view is also great. A nice place to take photos if you ask me. ;)

There are also seats around the helipad so you can just relax and enjoy the view. Just be careful that you don’t fall off!

Hair: I was dying to try the faux-side shave hair style which I first saw being sported by Rihanna. Of course, I didn’t have the heart nor the commitment to actually shave the side of my head so I decided to fake it. I’m addicted to styling my hair (as much as I am addicted to makeup) and I learned a lot of my techniques from my hairstylist friend back in Manila, Mycke Arcano. He inspired to keep trying out different styles on my curls. This look in particular is rather easy. I just made a deep part on my hair then made a simple french braid on the side that I wanted to fake the shaved look. Make sure the french braid is thin and tight. Start from the back of your earlobe and keep braiding until the other side of your nape. Tuck it under the hair that you will keep loose and secure with bobby pins. You now have a sort of “base” for pinning the hair that you want to keep flat. After that, I combed the upper side of the “shaved” part and started pinning it by sections on the french braid. I also used some maximum strength hair spray to keep it in place. As for the loose side, I just used some leave on product for my curls for volume. (If you don’t have curly hair, using your curling iron and some setting spray will do the trick. Use some hair spray for volume as well).

Makeup used: Benefit 15-hour primer, MAC Cosmetics Studio Fix Fluid in NC 25, MAC Cosmetics Studio Fix Powder NC 25, Benefit Benetint, The Balm Shady Lady Vol 2 eyeshadow palette, HEMA Eyeliner, Benefit Brow Zings, HEMA Brow Gel, MAC Cosmetics Alluring Aquatic Lipstick in Enchanted One, Make Up Factory High Shine Lipgloss in 35. And yes, I forgot to use mascara that night.

More later.

Love,

Carol

Music: Robyn + Royksopp at the Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon

Screencap from the Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon

Screencap from the Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon

I love me some awesome electropop. I like it even better when its performed live.

A friend who knows I’m a die-hard Robyn fan sent me a link to this video and I was practically screaming in delight while watching it. Just thought I’d share it with you today. It’s practically eargasmic!

Watch it here: http://www.nbc.com/the-tonight-show/video/royksopp-robyn-do-it-again/2806273

Hope you’re all having a great day so far! :)

Love,

Carol

Foodie Adventures: Chinese food haven at Jalan Alor

Malaysia is basically Asian food heaven. With the country being a melting pot of Malay, Chinese, and Indian culture, it’s quite hard to imagine Malaysia not having good food.

We all know the history between Singapore and Malaysia and I’m pretty sure a bit of the rivalry between these two countries also extends to their food which is very very similar. However, one observation that can really differentiate one’s cuisine from the other is this: Malaysian food is definitely spicier than Singaporean. If you’re used to Singaporean laksa which is already spicy, you better brace yourself for Malaysian laksa because it will definitely leave your mouth burning. I have a friend who will testify to this as well.

A couple of weeks back, the husband and I decided to walk all the way to Jalan Alor – a street known for its authentic Chinese street-restaurants – for dinner. The food was so good, we found ourselves back in Jalan Alor only two days after that, friends in tow.

Ok, first things first: Where in KL is Jalan Alor?

Jalan Alor is located in the Bukit Bintang area. You can take the Monorail and just hop off at the Bukit Bintang station. From there, it’s only a short walk. As for my husband and I, we would always pass through Pavilion Mall (our building is located a couple of minutes walk from the mall’s back entrance while it’s front opens up to Bukit Bintang). For a map to Jalan Alor, click here.

From the mall’s main entrance, you will see this:

Just go straight down the main road which is behind that fountain. But wait, there’s Sephora! It’s best if my husband and I would make a quick stop over, yes?

The road along Bukit Bintang is one of the busiest in KL (see the heavy traffic on the side?) so it’s better to walk or take the train rather than take a cab.

If you’re a big H&M fan like I am, you will also be delighted to know that there’s a huge H&M branch just along the road. You can make a quick stop before dinner. I would. ;)

Keep going and make a quick right at Changkat Bukit Bintang. Go straight and after about a minute, you’ll spot Jalan Alor on your left. Don’t worry. It’s kind of impossible to miss it.

See what I mean?

It’s basically a street filled with Chinese restaurants with tables and chairs propped up on the street. Yes, you will have to eat along a road that is still open to cars that want to pass so better pick a table that’s not directly next to the street. There are also lots of people walking and you wouldn’t want them bumping into you or your table.

This is how most of the restaurants’ set-ups look like.

Jalan Alor is peppered with locals but is dominated by expats and tourists as customers – and for good reason. You get your authentic Chinese dish fast and cheap.

There are even a couple of grocery stores in the area.

And just in case you’re craving for oysters, you can get some there too. You have a choice of having them flavoured either in cheese or barbecue too.

Hello! This was us during the first night – while waiting for our orders!

We had some iced Teh Tarik (Pulled Milk Tea).

We weren’t that hungry that night so I ordered some prawn dumpling soup and the husband had some beef noodles.

Prawn Dumpling Soup (around RM10 or Php138, US3.17, EUR2.37)

Beef noodles (around RM13 or Php179.96, US4.12, EUR3.08)

This was a mistake as when you go to Jalan Alor, you should always come with an appetite. Eating light is not giving justice to the trip to this street.

You can also get fried/barbecued seafood along the street…

…Or make your own shabu-shabu.

And surprisingly, there are some restaurants that offer Filipino food. For those who aren’t familiar, Tapsilog stands for Tapa, Sinangag and Itlog. Tapa is usually a good portion of marinated beef strips paired with fried rice (sinangag) and some fried egg (itlog).

The second night we went to Jalan Alor, we came ready and with backup – equally hungry friends Josh and Todd.

Hey Josh and Todd!

Happy tummies = smiley faces.

I wasn’t able to take note of the prices (was too busy stuffing my face with food) but prices for dishes which you can share are between RM18-RM25 (Php248.83-Php346.11, US5.70-US7.92, EUR4.26-EUR5.92) depending on the size – Small is enough for 2 people, Medium works for 3, and Large is enough for 4-5 people.

Sweet Chinese Pork Ribs with Pineapple. We saw our neighbouring table order this dish and couldn’t resist to imitate them. They seemed to be enjoying it after all.

No Southeast Asian/Chinese meal can be considered complete without some rice. I am rather partial to Yang Chow.

A must have in Malaysia: Claypot Chicken

We also ordered two other dishes made of pork ribs – one cooked in soy sauce and the other, in some spicy paste. Not posting the photos anymore as they’re rather blurry. The food tasted so good, we couldn’t focus on anything else other than eating! :P

Some tips when going to Jalan Alor for a food trip:

  • As I mentioned earlier, come hungry! You’ll definitely leave happy. ;)
  • Don’t come during lunch. A lot of the stalls and restaurants are said to be closed. Better to come for dinner as that’s when the street really comes alive. It’s also rather hard to eat in an open area during lunch – the heat and humidity can be very unforgiving here in KL.
  • Dress comfortably. It’s a very casual place. Flip-flops or sandals are encouraged. 
  • Watch out for pickpockets. Jalan Alor used to be part of KL’s Red Light District. Though it’s been cleared up, you can still see some of its ‘remnants’ so it’s best to be careful with your belongings! Also, with tourists flocking this street, pickpockets will most likely see this as a good ‘hunting ground’.
  • Pick your restaurant carefully. Walk around the street first and choose which one you like best. Though almost all the stalls and establishments offer Chinese food, there are some that also have Vietnamese and Thai dishes. You’d want to see everything before you decide, right?

My husband and I loved Jalan Alor and we’ll definitely be back – especially when we get visitors. It would be nice to take them on a food trip in this area. After all, one of the best ways to indulge yourself in a culture that’s different from your own is to do what the locals do and eat what the locals eat. ;)

Love,

Carol

KL Adventures: Islamic architecture in Putrajaya

Putrajaya on a holiday.

The husband and I are suckers for beautiful architecture – be it modern or more on the classical side. I’ve fallen in love with several European and Asian cities because of their skylines and the feeling I get when I walk around the city, surrounded by stunning buildings. They just add so much character (some even add to the city’s history) to a certain place.

So it’s no wonder that I enjoyed our short afternoon trip to Putrajaya, Malaysia’s seat of government, a couple of weeks back. We went with 3 of Alvin’s colleagues who were nice enough to drive us around.

It’s quite easy to get to Putrajaya from Kuala Lumpur – you can take the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) Transit (don’t take the express train as it won’t stop at Putrajaya station and will go straight to the airport!) or you can take a Rapid KL bus marked ‘E1′. It will pick up passengers in the Pasar Seni and KL Sentral train stations. However, once you actually get to Putrajaya, it’s quite hard to navigate without your own car. So some tourists opt to hire a taxi within the city and agree on a fixed price with the driver who will also act as your tour guide.

Fast facts:

  • Though Putrajaya is now the seat of government, Kuala Lumpur remains to be Malaysia’s national capital and the seat of the King.
  • Malaysia only shifted their seat of government in the late 90s to avoid congestion in the capital.
  • Almost all of the ministries are now in Putrajaya except for the Ministry of Defence, the Ministry of International Trade and Industry, and the Ministry of Works which are still in KL.
  • A 650-hectare, man-mad lake is found in the middle of the city. The Malaysian government has said before that the main reason (aside from the obvious aesthetics and recreation opportunities it can bring) the lake was made was to act as a “natural cooling system” for the city. And man, do they need it. Putrajaya is way more hot and humid than KL. I couldn’t stand not having a roof over my head for 2 minutes. I cannot possibly imagine how hot it would be without that lake.

Okay, enough yapping. Let me show you the breathtaking view from the elevated Putrajaya International Convention Centre:

I feel like I was looking at a real-life post card. Though I had to cut the sight seeing from here. PICC is on top of a hill and MUCH closer to the sun. I had to get back into the car right away.

We were there at around 2 in the afternoon. I wouldn’t advise to go to Putrajaya at that time. The sun can be very unforgiving. It’s best to go at around 5 in the afternoon and wait for the sunset at around 7pm.

The PICC. My husband made a joke that it kinda looks like a cowboy hat from afar. One of his younger colleagues said it looked like a UFO. What do you think?

Before you get to the PICC, you will pass the Seri Gemilang Bridge which I find really pretty.

The 240-metre long bridge has intricately designed columns or balusters that light up at night.

From there, we drove for a bit to the Palace of Justice known for its Islamic-inspired architecture. It was a holiday that day so we couldn’t try to get in. Too bad. The internet says it’s really pretty inside.

Love the details of the dome!

But the highlight of our short trip was the Putra Mosque, also known as the Pink Mosque. Opened in 1999, the construction of the Putra Mosque reportedly cost around RM 250 million. It is massive and it can accommodate up to  15 thousand people.

There’s a certain level of mystique that comes with places of worship like churches, mosques, synagogues, etc.

The entrance.

I’ve never been inside a mosque before even though we have a couple of them in Manila so this was a totally new experience for me. I had this notion before that you have to be Muslim to enter one but it turns out a lot of mosques are open to non-Muslims but only at certain hours.

The Pink Mosque is open to tourists every Saturday to Thursday and from 9am-12:30pm, 2-4pm, and 5:30-6pm. On Fridays, the day of worship for Muslims, you can only visit between 3-4pm and 5:30-6pm. Entrance is free.

People who wish to visit the mosque must also dress appropriately. Women should be covered up and should wear a veil. But if you’re not suitably dressed, you will be directed to a counter that will lend you robes – also for free.

The robe counter is located right next to the souvenir shop.

Totally covering up is not really one of my strongest suits and this gave my husband something to laugh about:

Good thing I actually like maroon.

From there, you can step into the beautiful, sunlit courtyard called ‘Sahn’.

The impressive minaret is 116 metres tall and has 5 tiers which represent the 5 pillars of Islam.

To enter the prayer room, you would have to take off your shoes. Neat freaks might be a bit skeptical but it’s totally worth it.

Intricately designed walls and a wall to wall carpet but the best thing about the mosque is something you will see when you look up –

The main dome as well as the smaller ones are made of pink granite.

Tourists taking photos

The mosque is rather different from the place of worship that I myself grew up in. Muslims are not supposed to have statues and they don’t have saints as well so it’s basically a big beautiful room full of space where people can pray.

Though there’s no entrance fee, people can leave donations for the maintenance of the mosque.

The mystique of the place was kind of ruined by us tourists taking photos. So I totally understand why they don’t let non-Muslims in during their service. There were still a couple of Muslims praying on one side of the room at that time so my husband and I spoked in hushed voices. Some of the other tourists weren’t as sensitive though. It kind of made me feel bad.

Just on the other side of the Putra Square outside the Pink Mosque is the Prime Minister’s office called the Perdana Putra – another example of exquisite Islamic architecture.

It’s green domes shine under the sunlight. A building fit for the office of the country’s most powerful man.

Flags at the square were at half mast on that day due to the MH17 tragedy.

Yet on another side of the square is the Putra Souq –  a shopping and dining area that opens up to a boardwalk by the lake.

The boardwalk has good view of the Putra Bridge…

…the Istana Darul Ehsan, one of the royal residences of the Sultan of the Malaysian State of Selangor

… and the back of the Pink Mosque.

Don’t forget to bring an umbrella and your sunglasses. Like I said earlier, the sun was just so harsh. Bring a bottle of water to keep hydrated.

It’s best to visit Putrajaya on weekends (it’s less busy as government offices are closed) or on a holiday.

We haven’t seen everything there yet as out trip was kind of short (we all had something else scheduled that day). So we promised to just come back for the others. Though I did get a glimpse of the foreign ministry which is yet another pretty Islamic-themed building.

More later.

Love,

Carol

#RIPRobinWilliams

Image from Touchstone Pictures

Image from Touchstone Pictures

“We don’t read and write poetry because it’s cute. We read and write poetry because we are members of the human race. And the human race is filled with passion. Medicine, law, business, engineering, these are noble pursuits, and necessary to sustain life. But poetry, beauty, romance, love, these are what we stay alive for. To quote from Whitman: ‘O me, o life of the questions of these recurring, of the endless trains of the faithless, of cities filled with the foolish. What good amid these, o me, o life?’ Answer: that you are here. That life exists, and identity. That the powerful play goes on, and you may contribute a verse. That the powerful play goes on and you may contribute a verse. What will your verse be?” – Robin Williams in Dead Poets Society

They say comedians lead the saddest lives. That’s a bit of information that I find hard to accept but I can easily imagine.

Hollywood lost a superb actor today. Someone who inspired a lot of us. I saw Dead Poets Society in 1996. I was in Kindergarten and I already loved reading, writing, and composing stories and poems as best as a 6 year old could. I would tell my mother stories I made up with the use of my imagination. Sometimes I would act them out as spelling the ‘hard words’ was still kind of a chore for a tiny kid. But right then and there, after seeing that movie, I knew I wanted to read and write for the rest of my life. Because nothing is more noble and more fulfilling than sharing ideas, feelings, and beauty through words.

He was Patch Adams. He was the Genie. He was Mrs Doubtfire. He was Mork, Teddy, and Airman Second Class Adrian Cronauer. But to me, Williams (who didn’t come up with that quote up there himself but gave so much life to it) will always be John Keating who had so much praise for language – for words and how we use them. Someone who recognised the power of words and asked the question a lot of us try to answer in our everyday lives: What will your verse be?

Beauty: Ziaja Phytoaktiv Cleansing Milk Review

Totally loving Ziaja’s Phytoaktiv Cleansing Milk!

I’m crazy about beauty, skin care products, and makeup. I don’t know if that’s already obvious but just in case people haven’t figured that out yet, I just wanna put it out there. ;)

I have this habit of changing my cleanser, moisturiser, and toner every couple of months. I was told by a dermatologist once that it is important to keep your skin on your toes and keep it from eventually becoming immune to products. She told me that using the exact same product over and over again reduces its effectivity on your skin. I’ve been following that advice for years and I am happy to report that my naturally dry skin is still very much clear and has never had a massive breakout – ever. (Just in case you are wondering, I apply the same principle to my hair. I change our shampoo and conditioner every couple of months as well.)

For my birthday last June, my friend Michaela got me Ziaja skincare products – the Phytoaktiv Cleansing Milk and their Argan Oil Moisturiser (I’ve been going through an Argan Oil addiction phase). I haven’t gotten around to using the moisturiser as I have yet to finish my current product. So for now, I’ll be reviewing the cleanser.

Ziaja is a Polish brand known for producing “pharmaceuticals and high-quality cosmetics based on natural ingredients for face, body and hair care”.

This 200ml bottle can last you for over 2 months (I still haven’t finished my bottle after opening it on June 25)

My friend knows me well, it seems, as the Phytoaktiv Cleansing Milk eventually became one of my favourite cleansers of all time. Here’s why:

  • Have makeup? No problem. The product doubles as a makeup remover!
  • One of its main ingredients is Vitamin E which I’m sure you know does wonders for the skin
  • It helps moisturise your skin. A great plus for girls like me who are born with dry skin! Go away, wrinkles! ;)
  • It’s very mild. Great for sensitive skin.
  • It contains dilated capillaries that can help “strengthen the elasticity of your capillary walls”

Capillary walls, capillary walls. Why does that sound so familiar, you say? Three words: Under. Eye. Circles.

Ugh! The bane of every woman with deep set eyes’ existence. My eyes are kinda deep set and have a tendency to look tired and sleepless due to eye bags. So I take extra care of them.

Back label

The skin under the eyes is very sensitive so most dermatologists would advise against rubbing it.(Though I must admit that I rub my eyes a lot. Bad habit!) When you rub the skin under your eyes, you end up breaking capillaries, causing blood to leak through your capillary walls. The blood will then pool underneath your eyes and cause the skin to darken.

So not only does this product clean the skin after a long day, it also helps in repairing the capillaries I might have damaged. Hah!

Directions for use: Massage the cleansing milk onto your skin. Do it gently. When you feel like your skin’s been throughly cleared of dirt and makeup (I normally massage for about 1 and a half to 2 minutes), wipe the product off with tissue or cotton pads.

Consistency: As the name suggests, it’s similar to milk – though a wee bit thicker

The cons of the product:

  • It’s not locally available here in Malaysia (though if you’re in Manila, you can get it from Beauty Bar!)
  • Yes, it can double up as a makeup remover but only when you’re wearing light makeup. Don’t expect it to get your cream eyeshadow and gel eyeliner off without a fight. I personally use makeup remover wipes prior to using the cleansing milk just to soften up the makeup.

All in all, I give it a 8.5/10. It’s a good plus to my fight against pre-mature skin ageing and embracing improved skin elasticity. I will definitely purchase another bottle if it ever comes to Malaysia. Hello, Sephora? Care to carry some Ziaja products? I would be very grateful! ;)

More later.

Love, 

Carol