Zalora’s First Pop Up Store in East Malaysia

If you haven’t heard of Zalora, you must have been hiding somewhere that no one can find you. HAHAHA !! To be honest, I didn’t really like Zalora after my bad shopping experience with Lazada. I thought they are both related. I never gave a chance to Zalora because of Lazada until I have seen those items with my own eyes, feel their materials with my own hands. Hohoho.

The media while waiting for the press conference at Fullhouse Kuching.
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First we registered ourselves at the front desk, and then we were given Press Release and also a goodie bag by the beautiful Zalora PR Manager, Anna Nishaburi. Seated and finally met Zalora Marketing Director, Luca Barberis and managed to hear from him about why he he chose Kuching to do Zalaro’s First Pop Up store in East Malaysia.
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My very own model with Zalora’s Marketing Director.
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While some of you might think that Zalora’s collections are only suitable for the beautiful and goodlooking models below, we do have our very own Kuching models to showcase Zalora’s bestsellers to let you see and judge by yourself.

We proceeded to the Stage at Main Concourse and I bumped into one long time no see photographer and blogger friend, CK.
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He snaps very beautiful photos which initially I didn’t want to intro him but he is just too good to be hidden. I no cheat you one. Click here to look at his Zalora Fashion Show in Kuching. Look at this awesome picture of Carron Kho, the local celebrity model.

Chien, the emcee, then introduced Stacy Anam, the winner of Akademi Fantasia to entertain the crowd.
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Next, Zalora’s Marketing Director gave his speech to the Kuchingites.
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While I show you ZALORA’s collections, I will also share with you what we know from the Marketing Director, Luca Barberis during the earlier press conference.
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Luca mentioned that although Zalora started off as an online fashion destination, they do not want or plan to restrict themselves to the online retail platform.
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Many puzzled. Why Kuching?
ZALORA chose Kuching to open its pop up store of 2000 square feet when they realized 25% of the orders came from our region.
Wooaaahh.. now you know you’re part of the 25% huh? >.<
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The pop up store also gives shoppers an option to browse through ZALORA website and purchase other items online that are not available in the store, thus giving customers an even larger variety of items to choose from.
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Zalora’s pop-up store at CityONE Megamall welcomes walk-in customers daily from 10am to 10pm from 16th to 30th September 2014. Go see, go touch, go feel the materials that you want to know from screen.. FIVE more days !!!!
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Photos credit to my model, using my Olympus EPL5. Hohoho.

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Wedding Planning #012: Prewedding Photoshoot Cancelled

The day of the prewedding photoshoot has finally arrived. Arranged workloads of the day, visited doctor (due to my face is having this Prewedding Photoshoot Depression.. hahaha.. no such thing la.. just so happened some weird thing suddenly attacked my face like.. em.. ok. story that later) and had early lunch but somehow, when it was about time to do make up… The rain greeted :(
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It wasn’t easy to arrange for a photoshoot. All 5 people’s timing shall be available just for the photoshoot, with the permission of the weather. Today’s case for example. Photograher, assistant photographer, Make Up Artist, Him and Me. We are all ready, but weather is not. It’s like, whole day just wasted. With no notice in advance. :(

*continue to emo*

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Soul Searching: Innocent with inverted commas

They say: Paper cannot wrap fire.

#nuffsaid

2014 LiveActiveRun: My first 21km Ekiden Relay

I surprised many by not joining many runs this year. I was this crazy kid who would fly all the way to KL over the weekend just to run and flew back early morning from KL and go straight to work. I did this at least once a week, 4 years ago for more than a year. My first run was a very random decision to join a freaking 10km run at SCKLM 2010. Back then 10km was really too ridiculous for many but today, a full marathon is a common distance everyone can do it. :)

So, I was asked if I would like to take over Rachel’s place for the 21km Ekiden Relay months ago. Without much hesitation, I said okay since the teammates are fabulous people. hahaha.
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Please excuse my sleepy eyes. I haven’t been waking up early for run. That was a challenge for me especially for every running that I joined, I couldn’t sleep no matter how many km I am running. Take this for example. 5km only but I couldn’t sleep well.
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For the first time, I did a relay. Ekiden.
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No idea what happened. hahaha.
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We were there quite early. Hence, the less crowd.
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Do you know there’s a corner at The Spring for public to chill out for FREE? It used to be Secret Recipe corner at the main entrance.
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For Ekiden Relay, all the members need to register themselves at the counter. No help-to-register is allowed, which is good so no one can cheat but BAD if your team is on their way coming but almost late. hahahaha !!
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The used to be cannot run long distance is now a Marathon Maniac !!! First MarathonManiac – woman category !! Proud of you Nasa. :)
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Me (half marathon divide by four) With the other Half Marathoners from the gym. Level Up Fitness that is :)
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The sure-win runners were there too.
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If you’re on the road on Saturdays morning.. I am sure you’ve seen them on the road. (minus myself) All well-trained Half Marathoners.
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They said it was a good deal with MyTeksi.com . Have you tried?
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Runners were coming in when the time is almost up. You know. Malaysian timing. HAHAHAHA !!
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The Ekiden runners !!
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No idea what I was looking at. Must be Reuben’s macamness. hahahahaha !!
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Friends since 15 years old? Or was it 16? and he was running half marathon. Very proud of you Mike :)
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My awesome teammates !!!
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Love these fabulous people :)
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While the bus brought the 3 of them away, I was left alone at the starting line.
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The run was about to start !!
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Sin made his way to the starting line, at the other side. Oh oh.. btw, all these pics were taken by this fiance of mine. Hohoho.
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at the starting line. Hohoho.
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The girl in pink very nervous. Long time no run. Once run, not the relaxing kinda 5km run but RUN FOR MY LIFE kinda run.
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Proud of this blue shirt guy. He was late. 30 minutes late. Most probably overslept la. He did not give up nor did he cheat. He went to the starting line to tell the crew that he wanted to run the half marathon by starting at the time we were supposed to start. The crew allowed him to go first. 5 minutes ahead of us.
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Getting ready.
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I am ready.
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Ready. Ready.
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Faster ler wei.
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Fine. *pissed*
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and then we were released !!
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and then the fiance started to chase from behind. Of course, by driving.
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and snapped pics while driving. Please don’t learn this from him people. Too dangerous.
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and I was escorted by goodlooking marshal. Hohoho.
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One front, one back. Definitely won’t get kidnapped by people. hahahaha !!
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and one at the very far back, taking photos :D :D
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But i tell you the truth hor. When you’re running and there’s someone escorting you, you feel safe, but at the same time, you feel like punching that marshal. HAHAHAHAHA.. I mean.. I mean.. cos you are running and he is on the bicycle. How unfair is life, you say la. !!!
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Legs wanna break at this point. Ignore my very chamz face. Please put your focus on the goodlooking marshal. HAHAHAHA !!
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I ran so fast..
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that I looked like Usain Bolt *giggles*

Crossing the crossroads like a BOSS.
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Poor marshals. Need to cycle like snail while escorting me.
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Fast runner who was way ahead of me..
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while I was still behind him a minute. I managed to overtake him before I pass the sash to Grace. Hohoho.
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My goodlooking marshall for my 5km run. :D :D
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and then he got a little panicked because this photographer kept on appearing in front of me after taking my shots :D :D
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Maybe that is why I need to be escorted, just in case, this photog is not my fiance. Then that would be creepy !!!
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No no no !! I did not carry by this ambulance. Hahahaha !! This is the Ekiden Point.
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Where runners pass their sashes to another teammate of theirs. But I tell you what. The sash will be very disgusting if.. you’re the 2nd or 3rd and even 4th runner. HAHAHAHAHA !! So glad I was the first but my sash was still dry at the time I pass to Grace ho.
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Grace was nervous. Cos two people got theirs and I was still no where to be seen.
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Probably she thought I was flirting with the marshal that I purposely ran slow. HAHAHAHA !!!
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The little pink dot was me !!
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and I passed the sash to her, finally, with the goodlooking marshal looking on. Hohoho. Cannot cheat one you see. Even the one in yellow also marshal.
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All the best Grace. I mean you and the goodlooking marshal. HAHAHAHA !!
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One-on-One guide. *ahem*
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Couldn’t balance myself.
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Done.. I wish to stay back and follow Grace all the way but I have Pre-Marriage course to attend at 8am, that Sunday morning. So, I ditched them after my run. Huhuhu.
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With the very shy crew on duty.
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Supposedly to go back straight but heart itchy wanna wait for them. Not sure how long will they take, so we went back to the Spring and grabbed my drink. One can only.
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5km runners getting ready.
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Look who is at the front line !!
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Can see? Can see? It was Wendy who won prizes every year for the short running distance. She was one of those who hated running so much but recently turning into someone who loves to run and she is running for 2015 Kuching Marathon. Hohoho. Good to know that Wendy. Run Happy. :)
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So, I didn’t manage to wait for the rest to come back cos it was almost 7am at that time and we needed to go back to shower and change and get ready for our breakie before the super long day Pre-Marriage course. It was an awesome run with them. Short run. It was just good for the day. Thank you Ian, John and Grace for inviting me as part of your team. *love*love*

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Sephora, The Beauty Authority Has Arrived Kuching !!

I know I have been missing for sometimes. I wish to blah everything out here but there’s limit. I have things to deal with, mostly about work and some about some human beings whom I have hard time adjusting back to my peaceful mind and routine especially after dealing with some human-crocodiles. #nuffsaid

View from 1st Floor of The Spring Center Court.
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Paparazzi going down to check it out.
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People started queuing up before 11am.
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and it’s for the long awaited SEPHORA has finally arrived Kuching on 1st September 2014. Thanks to Elly and The Spring Kuching for the VIP invitation, I managed to crash in the party and ended up spending.. quite a sum of amount for a non-makeup person like me. *swallow saliva*
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Register to get freebies. as invited guest. :)
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The disadvantage of a shortie. See people’s backs and shoulders, even with your heels. Hand up straight to snap a pic of this. Kelien hor *puppy eyes*
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Faces of the VVIPs whom you will see at most of the launching in The Spring.
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Met 3 hot Mamas with a little baby girl.
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Champagne, while waiting.. Thank you fiance for the photo. :)
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Chan, one of the awesome instructors for Lesmills BodyPump and GRIT was also there.
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Sephora Kuching crew is ready.
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Performance by Soul Dance.
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Sephora crew joined in the fun as well.
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I couldn’t get a better view :(
#1: Too short.
#2: Gadget not atas enough.
#3: Some people just want to block your view to have a better view themselves even if they’re not taking any videos or photos.
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But all those didn’t matter when I can snapped happy face of the Sephora crew. Hahaha.. I love her smiles.
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The invited guests were among the first to step into Sephora Kuching.
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My face !!
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First section where most of the people would stopped by because it is just near the entrance.
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Nail Accessories !!!!
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Our faces.
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Rose Mask for Rose Wong. The naughty Kenny also brought this mask to me and snapped a pic. HAHAHA !!
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Avocado Mask for the fiance. One of his favourite fruits. Now he can even put it on his face. Hahahaha!!
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Miracle.
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What to buy ah??!!
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Quite a number of guys complain because this is their only section. HAHAHA !!
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Convenient to grab section when your purchase is about the price of Free Gifts but still not enough. HAHAHA !!
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Should I buy? I don’t think I need this ler.. When I owned this, I think I might be a pro Make Up Artist myself. Wakakaka !!
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I bet this is Gladys’s favourite corner.
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My naked nails.
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RM50.00 Gift Voucher, with no minimum amount but must be used on 1st September 2014. So #diedie also must buy something lo. Don’t wanna waste ma.
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Met Karen, one of the VIPs that you will see whenever there is launching in The Spring. hahaha !!
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So, while walking around, I was grabbed by Chien, emcee for Sephora opening and also the well-known singer in Kuching for weddings, to answer a question. Managed to grab a paperbag of freebies, thanks to the friendly people around for the help. Hehehehe.. and also thanks to the beautiful Chien for the opportunity. Hehehehe.. Here’s the freebies that I got.
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Initially we just wanted to spend that RM50 voucher but we ended up with all these O.o
No.. I didn’t force the fiance to buy for me. It was… just.. a random.. take and put into the basket.. persuaded to try this and that.. with the Sephora crew rubbing in with the LIMITED EDITION Make Up Box and ended up.. O.o
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Went in with camera. Out with paperbagsssss !!!
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Okay.. here’s the things we purchase + Quiz gifts + Door gifts !! Not in order.

#1: stila lip glaze.
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#2: Sephora CC Creme. There are additional discounts for the inhouse brand, like Sephora. Additional discount wor #diedie also must buy some discounted items. HAHAHAHA !!
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#3: Sephora eye glitter + primer.
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Lavendar. Made in Italy.
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#4: NYX. Shine Killer.
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#5: Make Up For Ever. High Definition Primer.
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#6: Sephora Soft Touch Cotton Pad. One of the easy to grab items when purchase amount is almost there but not there yet. :D :D
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and yes.. it was all this Make Up Storage Box’s fault !! HAHAHAHA !! With purchase of RM350, you will get this limited edition make up storage box for FREE !!!
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Sephora, Where Beauty Beats your wallet.
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This box will be officially used, in less than 2 months time >.<
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A picture to end the post. Hehehehe.. Thank you Sephora, thank you Elly, thank you Spring and most importantly, thank you fiance for swipping your card everything.
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