My Surgery Story.

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Surpriseeeeeeee! I saved this story for my blog on purpose so it's easier for everyone.

Before I start talking about my surgery, some of you might not know what's an accessory axillary breast. It's basically an extra tissue that grows around the armpit area, too me, it's more like a side boob. I had this problem since young, most likely cause of me not wearing the right bra when I was going through puberty, else I might have bigger boobs today. Sads. 


These two bulges on both side of my armpits ( left side's bigger ) were the reason why I rarely wear tube tops or sleeveless clothes. I've tried many ways, wearing the right bra, doing push ups, using tape to tape them in. It doesn't really work for me, the only temporary way to cheat my own feelings was to use photoshop to make them look okay in pictures. 

I did a lot of research on reducing axillary breasts, and the most effective way was removing it surgically. Yep. I did mention on my ig stories when someone asked me what is my biggest flaw / insecurities. 

So how it happened. Last month, my boyf decided to go Seoul to get his tattoo done by @Oozy_tattoo , we were suppose to go join Ashley & Blink for his gig at a music fest, but I ended up getting my axillary breast removed!!!! It wasn't really a last minute plan, I asked for recommendation through my korean friend Heena weeks before and she introduced me to HERSHE Plastic Surgery & Dermatology. I felt safer when it comes to her recommendation, well at least I know I wouldn't end up getting conned by the internet or what so. Apparently this place is pretty famous, heard that many celebrities got their job done here too lol. They have consultant who speaks perfect english and chinese.

Basically I had to remove them surgically by opening a 3+ cm incision on both sides. Doctor will then take off the tissues and it will take about an hour time. I did my surgery the next day after my consultation. I had also made a request to do inner stitching on my incisions so I don't need to remove the stitches after a week.

About my surgery..

I was told not to eat or drink the night before, for anesthesia purposes. That way pretty okay, pretty chill until I realised it's surgery day. Boyf accompanied me to the place and trust me, I WAS F*CKING TERRIFIED when they told him to go walk around and come back later. Doctor did some drawings on the areas that should be removed and then it's time to walk into the surgery room. I was topless lying on the surgery bed. The nurses cleaned the areas and also got my blood test for allergy purposes. Then, they poked the needle into my vein where they will start injecting the local anesthesia after doctor comes it....

Next thing I know, my surgery was done. 

LOL.

It was so casual, the whole surgery took less than an hour? I was told to bed rest for another hour, pick up some medicines and off, I'm free to go. Boyf came to pick me up and the next thing we were having lunch at School Food and went shopping around Garosul-gil. My armpits were wrapped in bandages that can only be taken off the next day. I was told not to lift heavy or sweat/sauna/swim the following month, so work out for me :/


It's the best decision I had ever made. 

This is me, about a month after my surgery at Adidas fitcation lol. 
Can't really tell where my incisions at right?

The results is drastic. I am currently using Bio Oil for anti scarring on my incisions and hopefully they will heal perfectly. Btw, for those who are interested, here's the website of the place I did my surgery : http://eng.hershe9.com/index.php/html/453
( My surgery cost about RM3000+  )



SUMMER IN TOKYO!

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Oh how I missed Tokyo so, felt so good to be back! I’ve been to Tokyo many times but never with a boyfriend, I’m glad he was able to tag along this time round! He'd been to Tok yo when he was young, but he didn’t had much impression so I was super excited to bring him around Tokyo! It’s more like a food trip, so here’s what we did :

1. Tsukiji Market.  





Honestly, it’s my first time going to Tsukiji market. Unfortunately there’s a big fire happened last month, so the market moved to a new place but most restaurants are still there. We walked in to restaurant that specialise sea urchin ( because bf loves sea urchin ) for lunch and it turns out pretty high rated! I don’t take sea urchin so I had the Meguro bowl, which is also dopeeeee. 

2. Tea & Spoon Matcha Ice-Cream  


Place where you get to fulfil your matcha fantasies. Comes in milk, roasted, or plain matcha from level 1 to 7. We had three scoops : Roasted, Matcha Level 6 and Soy Walnut ( which i think it should be highlighted. ). P  ersonally think that level 6 is a lil bitter, could have gone for level 4. 


3. Pose infront of Vending Machines. 

Because WHY NOT? It’s the most iconic thing to do.

4. Summer time special : Corn & Watermelon ice-cream.


Dominique Ansel Bakery just launched them for Summer special. They taste as good as they look. Pretty lucky to still get to try them before they take off their summer menu. Sadly we didn’t get ti try the Marshmallow ice cream because we were too full.

5. Okonomiyaki at Sakura Tei 

We were looking for Okonomiyaki place, glad that we found one in Omotesando. It’s pretty fun to do, but not so fun to smell like that on the airplane lol. We had our last meal in Tokyo here before we take our night flight back to KL, hopefully we didn’t stink.


6.  THE GINZA




The main reason why I was in Tokyo, to check out Shiseido’s Japan exclusive skin care brand - THE GINZA. It’s so exclusive, this brand is only available in Japan and no where else in the world. It is designed for groups who don’t like complications, who only want simple rules to achieve great aesthetics, premium and fashionable.I personally went to Shiseido to learn about this brand and why people are willing to flew all the way to Japan, just to buy their products ( and it’s not cheap at all ).  


I finally understand why after trying on their products. The technology they used is so advance, they don’t have many products but they fits ALL SKIN TYPES. 
One of the products I wanted to highlight is THE GINZA HYBIRD GEL OIL, can be used as serum/massage serum. 


The texture of this product it’s something i’ve never seen before. Unlike other serum on the market, Italian still natural mineral water is used to produce this product. It gives you a  rosy and luminous glow after using the product. It can also be used as a massage serum. I can totally feel the difference on my skin the next day using it. THE GINZA HYBIRD GEL OIL cost 25,000 yen ( about RM960+ ) but they came out with a limited set that comes with a soap ( available on September 21st onwards for a limited period ). 


SUPER GOOD BUY. 

THE GINZA is only available in Duty Free shops and limited locations. I personally recommend to go the one in Takashimaya Shinjuku Duty Free on the 11th floor so you can get duty free price! 
Or you can also check out the shop list here : http://www.theginza.co.jp/tgcosmetics/shoplist/

More info about THE GINZA : http://www.theginza.co.jp/ 



 Here’s the rest of place I went : 

Itadori Unitora Kurau 
Address: 4 Chome-10-14 Tsukiji, 中央区 Tokyo 104-0045, Japan 
Hours:· Daily 10AM–11PM ( except Sunday till 4pm )

Tea & Spoon Nanaya Aoyama
Address: Japan, 150-0002 Tokyo, Shibuya, 2 Chome−7−12
Hours : Daily 11AM - 7PM

Sakura Tei
Address: 3 Chome-20-1 Jingumae, Shibuya, Tokyo 150-0001, Japan 
Hours: Daily 11AM–12AM

Dominique Ansel Bakery
Address: 5 Chome-7-14 Jingumae, 渋谷区 Tokyo 150-0001, Japan 
Hours: Daily· 10AM–7PM


Janice Wong Dessert Bar
Address: Japan, 〒151-0051 Tokyo, 渋谷区Sendagaya, 5−24−55 NEWoMan SHINJUKU
Hours: Daily 11AM–11PM

KyuBey
Address : Hotel New Otani



Wave yet?

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Am I too late to discover the amazing-ness of Visa payWave, like finally ?


To be honest, I hate using cash most of the time. Here’s WHY :

1. I like to change my bags according to my outfit and most of my bags are small ( small bags are on trend! ). Hence, I ditched my bulky wallet two years ago and replaced it with a cardholder to fit whatever I can fit to ease my bag changing process. My cardholder can literally fit my ic, driving license, credit cards, debit cards, and maybe max RM300 cash ( 6 X RM50 ). I still prefer not using cash because I’ll end up getting coins and smaller note that can’t fit in. I’ll probably end up losing some notes and the annoying coins will be everywhere in my bag.

Me VS Small bags.





2. I don’t like the pressure of counting notes. I know that no one is rushing me but I feel under pressure when it comes to paying most of the time .I feel it even more when there’s people waiting behind me especially my notes is everywhere in my bag. Lucky me, if I get to pay the exact amount, or else I feel the pressure again while keeping the change ( threw them into my bag most of the time ) and pick up my stuff and quickly leave. I’m not sure if it’s normal to have this kind of pressure, I wonder if there is a name for my disorder .



3. I don’t like how I can’t track my spendings using cash. Yes, that is why people invented receipts but I tend to lose them. It’s a weird behaviour that I tend to spend more when I have cash, I spend it on random things, most of them were unnecessary. When it comes to using cards, I often tell myself I spent a lot, so end up I spend more wisely when I’m cashless.

I use credit and debit cards a lot, until I discovered Visa payWave that can totally overcome my weird disorder. Basically we just have to simply wave our Visa payWave card for payments below RM250 without the need to key in PIN. Of course, we can still make purchases above RM250 with cards, but we would need to key in PIN. I find it really convenient for me, I use it to buy coffee, pay my groceries, and it never fails me.

Honestly I didn’t dare to use it until one day, when I was buying Starbucks, cashless and I was prepared to use my card to pay. The counter guy asked me if I would like use payWave since my card has it. I was like “ Sure, why not.”. I’ve never use it before and it wouldn’t be awkward if it doesn’t work on him loll. So he wave it for me and I just paid my coffee in less than 3 seconds.



Totally accepting technology. I’m totally buying the whole Visa payWave idea.
To those who have not try it yet, do start ‘payWaving’ and trust me, there’s an odd satisfaction I couldn’t explain.


More info about Visa payWave : http://www.visa.com.my/personal/features/visapaywave.shtml

Seoul city ( list of food and stuff. )

Tuesday, July 4, 2017



It's been a year since the last time I've been to Seoul. I'm so grateful to be back in Seoul again for Michael Kors FW'17 presentation. I've seen the collection online when it was shown in New York. The fall winter collection is very sexy yet strong, a lots of fur, leather, something that I would like wear. Looking at the pieces on the presentation was so satisfying. Huge thank you to Team Michael Kors for hosting me! 

Here's some of the photo taken during my trip : 





















I just realised most of the photos is me drinking things. LOL. 

Anyway, here's some of the places I've been during my trip 
(some may not be in the photos and some I couldn't find it in google 😨 ) :


5 Brewing Coffee
- 마포구 어울마당로 55-12 Seogyo-dong ( idk why the address is in korean. )
Love the vibes here, with raw, unfinished furnitures. Good coffee too! 

Maple Tree House
- 26 Itaewon-ro 27ga-gil, Itaewon-dong, Yongsan-gu, Seoul, South Korea
I guess it's pretty famous. Not bad at all.

Dawoori Seolleung Tang
- 서울특별시 마포구 상수동 337-6 ( 337-6 Sangsu-dong, Mapo-gu, Seoul )
It's a really shop but the SEOL LEUNG TANG ( beef bone soup ) is LEGIT.

Isaac Toast Hongik University
- Mapo-gu, Seogyo-dong, Wausan-ro, 93
There's a rave about this toast, went to try, didn't think it's that special but heard that it's super good if you eat it in cold weather.

Mr Holmes Bakehouse Seoul
- Seoul, Gangnam-gu, Apgujeong-ro 10-gil, 34
A famous bakehouse from San Fransisco, famous for their cruffin. It's really good!

Parc
743-1, Hannam-dong, Yongsan-gu Seoul.
Jack brought us here, apparently this guy opened this restaurant using his mother's home cook recipe. Traditional Korean in a hip place. 

Madholic Hip-hop club
Seoul, Mapo-gu, Seokyo-Dong 405-15
Underground hiphop/rnb club. Dope. 

홍대 더귀여워 애견카페 ( the dog cafe I went )
couldn't find the address, but I found their facebook 
All you need is to buy a drink as entrance fee.

 JeonDang
- seogyo-dong 405-18
Okay, I don't have the picture of the place but it's like a 2-3 stories building and it looks like a bar instead. People mostly go at night I guess, we had it before clubbing. Basically you can see people ordering mini hot pots, that must be it.
THE CLAM SOUP IS MADNESS. Look how big is it. 

Guess that's it! Hope it helps you on your trip to seoul in the future! 

They say you will expire.

Tuesday, June 27, 2017




"Girl, faster find boyfriend lo, later you expire already, no one wants you already."

"Reality is like that one, after 30 you are out from the market."

"All my friends getting married and having kids already, what am I doing with my life?"

"Still don't get married ah? Later too old to have baby already."

How many of you are familiar with these lines? I think we pretty much grew up in a society that tells you the perfect age to get married, to have kids or else, you are doomed. As scary as it sounds, how many of us are constantly doubting ourselves, fearing to age? 

I was. 

I once had a conversation with this aussie lady, she was about 34 and I was like 23? I was telling her my birthday is coming and I didn't want to celebrate my birthday anymore after 25 because it's so embarrassing. She told me that it's funny how when she was younger, she felt the same way too but surprisingly stepping into her 30s is the best thing that has ever happened to her. 

She told me when she was 21, she had so much fun, she didn't really know what was going on with her life but she just had so much fun. Everything is so vivid, you thought you know what you're doing, but in another second, you lose track of what you're doing? ( you get what i mean?) When she turned 30 few years ago, she realised that she's settled with a job that she really enjoys, she has a clear mind on what she wants in life and found what she believes in which explains why she thinks that turning 30 isn't as bad as it seems.

It kinda make sense, but back then, in my heart was like, 


"wah angmoh really thinks differently.
I literally told her that in Asia, you're most likely off the market after you turn 30. Now, I really wish to take those words back. It's so embarrassing, but I'm also glad to finally understand what she meant now.

It's funny that we grow up in a society telling us girls to find a boyfriend at certain age, so we don't get expired. Telling us how getting married is so important, constantly getting questions about boyfriends, marriage or kids, but how many of them actually ask you, HAVE YOU FOUND YOURSELF?

How many of us neglected this? I think this question is wayyyyyyy more important to us.  I've seen girls helping their friends to get a boyfriend but not many are open to talk about finding themselves. Why is it so terrifying for women to have big dreams? Or is it that bad for girls to have strong opinions? Because most men find it intimidating? Or most men don't like their partners to be too "strong", or what they called it "hard to be tamed". I don't blame them or judge them, I always believe that the world is going to treat you as how you see it through. A man who truly loves you will listen, will respect what you stand for and supports you. ( vice versa. )  Stopping you for voicing your opinions, or slamming your ideas without listening to you, girl, that man does not know how to respect you. 



First thing first, find yourself.

It's never too late to find yourself, no matter you're 20, 30 or 40. You are never going to be expired or feel like one. Always speak for yourself, because if you don't, no one is going to listen or understand where you are coming from. 
Don't force yourself to accept things that don't make you feel good, because your feelings are as important as everyone else. 
Always have opinions, yet respect that people have different opinions. 
Even greater, force yourself to look from different perspectives, and you will find what works for you and what doesn't. Learn what works and walk away from what doesn't.
Embrace what life throws at you.


Can't believe I'm saying this, but aging suddenly doesn't sound that terrifying.
Because I know, I will never be expire, so do you.
I hope reading this helps you too. 

Ending this with what inspires me to write this.
A really well produce ad from SKII, please watch :