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Peter Berg (Lone Survivor), recently directed a new film based on a true story, Deepwater Horizon. This is the story of the catastrophic explosion that rocked the offshore oil rig. It’s an effective piece of action filmmaking: loud, raucous, and filled with some gripping moments of real dread.    

The story is about a group of engineers who explains the deeply complex and technical work of a floating offshore oil prospecting and drilling rig. Their job is a risky one. It’s somewhat a bit complicated — as it takes you through failures that happens over time. And what comes after that is kinda like Titanic except with mud and fire instead of cold and ice, but no romance.

Deepwater Horizon shows how corporate greed, focusing on profits, and significant inconsideration can lead to a man made disaster. During the climax of the movie, the disaster begins. Soon men are fighting for their lives on a burning oil rig in the middle of the sea. The Deepwater Horizon disaster will be seen as a powerful metaphor for humanity’s arrogance in the same way.

Deepwater Horizon is immensely intense and suspenseful even when you already know the general outcome. During the movie, you will see how selfish a human can be and one wrong decision may causes a disaster.

I really like how the story line at the middle of the movie after the disaster. How the actors help each other during the disaster even though they are individually injured. It is really touching too when the survivors finally get to be reunited with their family. It is a moment most treasured. There is nothing like home. We will never know what will happen next in our life, what we can do is just appreciate every moment we have a make full use of it.    

Overall, this movie is quite good, it ratchets up the tension nicely. I was actually quite tensed up during the movie because some of the scenes are quite thrilling.

Alright, i better not review too much of the storyline.
If you want to know more about the story, remember to watch it at the cinema on 29th of September!





Every girl wants a better facial features, right? Especially in this competitive society. Hahahaha. I know many might debate that look doesn't matters but the truth is, it does, in a way. Accept it. I am not trying to encourage plastic surgery but I am not against it either as long as it's appropriate. But plastic surgery might be a bit risky. If a slight touch that makes you feel more confident/ less inferior, why not? A tiny fix that gives a total lift on the appearance, why not? Right?

I'm sure most of you all know that i've been in Rachel Chew Clinic for almost 2-3 years already. For lasers treatment, facial treatment, botox and fillers treatment. The reason why they had all my trust is because Dr.Rachel always know what suits me best.

Here's my face transformation all this while after Rachel's Skinartesse Heart Face Design using Botox and Fillers to achieve a smaller face and no more tired looking face. As you all see, i used to have chubby face and not symmetrical face shape. Doctor Rachel did botox to reduce my jaw muscles and fillers to fill up the sunken part of my face. At first, i really thought that botox is just for wrinkles, old people. But it is NOT! Botox can helps to improve the symmetry of the face and reduce muscle contractures and spasms. Like what i did here, it works well for me. Saw the changes of my face shape? The best part is.. it is Fast, painless and NO downtime at all. 

 Besides that, i also did my chin fillers to enhance my face shape few months ago.

 & my nose fillers to create a sharper facial features. Goodbye to nose shading like finally!

I know there is a lot of aesthetics treatment all around. Nowadays, People aiming for bigger eyes, sharper face, taller nose and thicker lips etc. But for me, it is not just about having the same typical features to define your beauty. It is more important to be the better version of yourself. Everyone has different facial features, it is really hard to advice what treatment you need to undergoes. At the end of the day, It is all about the ratio proportion of each individual face to create a more natural looking face without going under the knife. In Rachel Chew Clinic, they aimed to enhance your face accordingly to everyone needs. 

WHY HYALURONIC ACID? ( FILLERS)
One of the great things about dermal fillers are that they work great and the results are instantaneous. I chose to do fillers instead anything else because it gives the most NATURAL results, and also, there's NO DOWN TIME (you can still put on makeup and go out as usual), the results is INSTANT. You can see the results right after the treatment is done. 


HOW LONG CAN IT LAST?
It's not permanent, fillers last for 8-24 months. Depending on individual & brands of fillers.
The brands i'm using for my fillers is Juvederm and for my Botulinum Toxin (botox) is Allergan. These two are FDA approved so there is no side effect. Botox last 6-8 months.




Last but not least, as i always mentioned, look for the reliable doctor with licensed and great experiences. Do not simply look for uncertified beautician for aesthetic injection. No matter how cheap the price can be. it is not worthy to risk your life on it.

Love yourself, find the right and trustable one!

To know more about qualified aesthetic doctor in Malaysia, read more :
https://drrachelchewblog.wordpress.com/2015/10/01/know-more-about-qualified-aesthetic-doctors-in-malaysia-must-read/


For those who are interested to know more about this treatment
Feel free to go to their website at http://www.rachelchewclinic.com



Dr.Rachel Chew Clinic

Address: D3-G4-8 .Publika, 
Solaris Dutamas, No 1, Jalan Dutamas 1.
50480 Kuala Lumpur.

Opening times: Mon - Saturday: 10 am- 7pm

Contact : +60196211399 or +60328574455 

When you have bad vision, there comes a point in your life where you can make the decision to keep wearing glasses, or to get contact lenses. Contact lenses are a great option for anyone who doesn't want to deal with glasses. ​Choosing the right contact lenses is an important decision that can affect your vision. Therefore, it is really important to find the right and trustable brand. So, i've came across this establish brand- Bausch + Lomb that can be find in all optic shops. 

I love wearing contact lens especially cosmetic lens and I have been wearing contact lenses for almost nine years already. I wear my contacts way more often then I wear my glasses, because in general I find them to be more convenient and easier to wear. 
Why I choose contact lenses over glasses? Mainly, It's because of the TREND! Others than that, I prefer the way I look in contacts. I am very comfortable and more confident with wearing contact lenses. If I wear contact lenses I can put on my make-up and my eye make-up definitely shows better this way, doesn't it? If I have my contact lenses on me, I can also wear stylish sunglasses when travelling or sightseeing on a sunny day. Moreover, I just love the freedom and convenience provided by contact lenses instead of glasses. Especially the enlarging big eyes contact lenses.

You know what, I’ve been wearing monthly disposable lenses before this until i found this daily disposable contact lenses. It is so much better than monthly disposable! Daily disposable contact lenses are designed to be worn for a single day, and then thrown-away. It is more hygienic and so much convenience, especially for traveller like me. I can pack  light when i don’t have to bring my contact lenses solution.

I’ve been trying out the Bausch + Lomb Lacelle Diamond Daily lately.
 It comes in 3 different colours :




Aqua Glacier - Alluring aqua sheen of glacier that reflects a fun, approachable and refreshing personality.  

Surprisingly, Aqua Glacier makes my skin looks fairer after wearing it. 

Champagne Brown – Instantly light up your face with dazzling gorgeous brown. Provides a natural classy demure look.  

Pink Rose - For eyes with a scintillating sheen that is distinctively feminine. Pink Rose is a classic symbol of grace and gentleness

Overall, i really enjoy wearing Bausch + Lomb Lacelle Diamond Daily because i have sensitive and dry eyes, it is more comfortable and moisture when i wear it all day long. On top of that, the design of the lens is so trendy and natural, goes well with any of my makeup. Love it, especially the Champagne Brown and the Pink Rose series. Normally, i will just wear Champagne brown whenever i'm lazy to put on make-up cause it looks more natural and effortless. For a date night or outing, i will go for Pink Rose because it is more outstanding especially with make up on, even just a light makeup! Try it out yourself and create your different looks! 


Bausch + Lomb Lacelle Diamond Daily is available at all major optical stores nationwide. Visit your nearest Focus Point Optical or Optimal Optical outlets to get your Lacelle Diamond Daily today!

  It retails at  RM42 per box for 10 pieces and RM110 per box for 30 pieces.  

To know more simply check out Bausch + Lomb Malaysia Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/lacellemy/ 

 And official website for Bausch + Lomb  Nacelle series - www.lacelle.com.my



Did you girls know that doing a lot of chemicals, styling and perming can lead to seriously damaged hair. Especially the tip of the hair which is always dry, frizzy and not manageable sometimes. I'm not sure about you all, but my hair is really damaged after all the hair colouring and styling.       

 I'm sure no one likes the look of flyaway and dry hair right? Therefore, we must do something about it. Of course, doing hair treatment at the hair salon is one of the more expensive ways to maintain a healthy hair. But, it can be quite costly and time consuming sometimes. Now with the new Dove Daily Treatment Conditioner, you can have your hair treatment every day at home and it’s much more affordable.

If you want to get rid of dry and frizzy hair, you should start using the new Dove Daily Treatment Conditioner now! By doing this you can maintain healthy hair all day long without spending a lot of money.

Makeup became a fun and ever-changing part of my daily routine now. 

Shower. Makeup. Hair. Outfit. Boom. Instant confidence. For me, Loving makeup does not make you insecure. Makeup is about highlighting your best qualities, not hiding your worst. Sure, it's great to conceal a pimple here or there, but makeup isn't about putting on a mask; it's about learning how to emphasize your favorite things about yourself.

I used to have really bad skin condition last time. There is a time i had acne all over my face, super sensitive skin. Therefore, I'm extra selective and careful at the products that i put on my skin. 
If you follow my social media platforms long enough, you will realize that i rarely go for a beach vacation. Most of my travel destinations are just cities and mostly are during winter time. This July, i finally have a beach vacation with #TripofWonders Indonesia. Of course, it is even better when i have my travel companion Bobo and Nana with me for this trip.

We went to Lombok after Makassar. Read more about Makassar - HERE

Gili Island is just 20-30 mins away, we took the speed boat to Gili Island from Lombok. Well, The Gili Islands are primarily known for 3 things: party, diving and snorkeling. But ACTUALLY, there are much more things you can do. Island hoping, taking picture and chilling by the beach is my favourite things to do. 
During the day, You can also go for Snorkeling trip (100,000 Rp ). Snorkeling trips in a glass bottom boat last from 10am – 3.30pm. They take you to three different snorkeling locations around Gili Meno and Gili Air; and then you stop at the other island for lunch.

I never really had a holiday like this before. Just sit there and watch the world go by.

We went to GILI AIR 
Most bars and restaurants offer sun protected loungers or giant cushions on the beach where you can simply enjoy a delicious, cool Bintang or a fresh fruit juice and of course eat something while marveling at the wonderful view. What can i ask for more? 



 Back to GILI TAWANGAN ISLAND after snorkelling. 

We stayed on Gili Trawangan. There are no vehicles on the Gili islands so transport is by foot, bicycle or horse. Renting a bicycle is around 50,000 rp if i’m not mistaken. You can easily find bike rent anywhere in the island. It takes approximately one hour to cycle around it and two hours to walk.

  
Catching the Gili Sunset is a MUST for this entire trip! Gili has the most famous sunset with the signature swing right there. I’m sure this looks familiar to most of you right. 
Yay! That’s the Ombak Sunset


The islands are very relaxed and laid-back, with countless little beachside cafes still playing reggae and no cars or motorbikes to disturb the peace. 

Don’t forget to GET A MASSAGE

Yes, Get a massage! Pamper yourself! If you enjoy massage services, Gili is the place to do just that. You can get cheap massages everywhere on the island from 100,000


OUR STAYS in VILLA OMBAK 

The Villa Ombak bring the theme of traditional resort built by local heritage as well as Ombak Sunset is touched by modern and sophisticated culture. It is situated on the popular western side of the Gili Island, Gili Trawangan, Hotel Vila Ombak is the perfect island escape with tropical gardens and carefully designed rooms that complement the surrounding Indonesian islands and landscapes. 
At Hotel Vila Ombak youll find 8 styles of accommodation each designed to complement the unique surroundings of the various Indonesian islands and specially appointed to match your holiday needs and budget. 

We stayed in the Delux Ombak Room



The breakfast is good, especially the view! I don’t mind doing this every morning


For more information about the hotel, visit their official website at - http://www.vilaombak.com




That’s all for my Gili’s vacation. Up next - Bangyuwangi!

That’s where the adventures begins.

Skin care is definitely important because if you don't care about your skin then the harmful sun rays and pollution will damage it resulting in skin problems. Chances of getting premature skin ageing, hyper pigmentation, acne and pimples, clogged dirty pores, etc. can happen. If you maintain a healthy skin care regimen, then it not only keeps skin healthy and glowing but also keeps your confidence levels up. 

I'm really concerned about my skin after recovering from acne few years back. It was time to take good care of it before anything bad happened again. *touchwood* Hahaha.  

Air is one of the most essential elements needed to sustain life. The overall health of your body and mind greatly depends on the quality of air that you breathe. But nowadays people often tend to forget about the importance of clean air. 



Never take clean air for granted. As an outdoor person like me, when the air gets bad outside, it becomes a natural tendency for us to assume that we will be safer in our homes. Yet, does staying indoors equal to protection from dust and dirt? The answer is NO. Your indoor air is often much more polluted than the air outside. Since we spend most of our time indoors these days, our exposure to poor indoor air quality puts us at risk for a number of ailments, including allergies, asthma, and respiratory issues.

2016 is truly amazing for me. 
I've finally complete another adventure. All thanks to Indonesia Tourism for the arrangement and hospitality. This 11 days journey is truly amazing for each of us. We managed to visit 4 cities of Indonesia in total for this time which is Makassar, Lombok, Banyuwangi and Bandung. Obviously, 11 days is not enough to visit all of the places. Indonesia has so much more to discover. 

I've been to Bali Island 3 years ago, but not the rest of the cities in Indonesia. Well, I'm still glad i get to discover some of them this trip. When you think of Indonesia, most people would probably just “Bali,” but there are SO many more incredible islands to discover (over 17,000, in fact). 

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