Monday, September 29, 2014

[Review] Ja Saeng Su Hi Collagen Essence Mask

Photo By: Elin Chow

During my trip to Korea last year, I actually brought 250 pieces of facial mask sheets back to Kuala Lumpur. Among the 250 pieces, 60 pieces were from this particular brand, Ja Saeng Su. Although 60 pieces might seems to be a lot, I actually regretted for not purchasing and bringing back more at that time. To be frank, I really have not expected that I will fall in love with products from an unfamiliar brand. In fact, I have only got to know about the brand, Ja Saeng Su when I was in Korea last year too. 

While I was doing some shopping at Myeong-dong area in Korea, a sales girl from a small store introduced me to the Ja Saeng Su Hi Collagen Essence Masks. I did not have any intention to make any purchase at that time as I was always reluctant to try product from an unknown brand out. Well, Ja Saeng Su is probably quite a well-known brand in Korea, but not in Southeast Asia. In fact, I have rarely seen its products being sold in any retail stores in Singapore and Malaysia. 

So, what eventually led me in making a purchase? It was because, at that time, the store which I happened to pass by was having a buy 4 get 1 free promotion for the Ja Saeng Su Hi Collagen Essence Mask! After doing some simple math, I figured out that the promotion was such a great deal and it will not hurt much to try this brand of masks out. Thus, I went ahead and made a purchase which I am glad that I did.

About Ja Saeng Su

Founded only in 2005, its brand name, Ja Saeng Su typically means a beauty born by itself. The brand, established with a motto of creating beauty through natural healing concept offers a wide range of cosmetics and skincare products that are mostly made from natural ingredients such as cucumber, pearl extract, Korean traditional medicines and Aloe. Apart from that, the brand also offers make-up products such as lip gloss, lotions and creams. 

What I Like About The Ja Saeng Su Hi Collagen Essence Masks

1. Packaging

Look at those packaging! I believe a majority of the girls would be attracted to its cuteness. Well, at least this is very true for me. Apart from the promotion which the store was having at that time, I must admit that its adorable packaging was also one of the factor that led to my purchase. I could not resist the temptation to bring some of the Ja Saeng Su masks back home. Even now, the sight of the masks still continue to delight me very much.

2. Price

As for the price, it was ridiculously cheap! I remember I paid 10,000 Won (about RM 31) for 5 packets, containing 10 pieces of Ja Saeng Su masks each. That will make up a total of 60 pieces. So, if you divide RM 31 by 60 pieces, you will realize that the masks will at most only cost you RM 0.50 each! I believe most of you would not be able to say no to such a great deal right?

3. Wide variety of choices

There are a total 16 different types of collagen masks for you to choose from! 16 types, all comes with its own unique features! I believe that the wide variety of masks which Ja Saeng Su has offered will definitely leave most of us spolit for choice. To be frank, I really have some difficulty in deciding which of the 5 should I purchase. But eventually, I still managed to pick out 5 of my favorite ones from the 16. So, below are the ones which I have chosen to buy.

1. Red Ginseng Liquid Hi Collagen Essence Mask

Formulated with Ginseng extract, the Red Ginseng Liquid Hi Collagen Essence Mask helps to renew your complexion, reduce skin stress and protect your skin from weariness. In addition to that, this mask is also effective in providing and maintaining moisture in your drying skin, thus creating a healthier looking complexion.

What I think:
I must say that I really love Ginseng masks very much because it never fails to bring back the liveliness to my skin. Whenever I felt stress or extreme fatigue for that week, I will always put on this mask on my face. Apart from that, the Red Ginseng Hi Collagen Essence Mask is very moisturizing as well, which often has help to revive my drying and tired skin. 

2. Snail Mucin Hi Collagen Essence Mask

Containing Snail Mucin extracts, the Snail Mucin Hi Collagen Essence Mask helps to relieve and soothe irritation on your skin. Apart from being effective in helping you to improve various skin problems, this mask also has the ability to provide instant hydration and nourishment to your skin. 

What I think:
Whenever I suffer from a bad skin day, I always find myself reaching out for the Snail Mucin Mask. If I have to choose among the 5 which I have purchased, this mask is undoubtedly my most favorite one. Why is it so? Well, it is simply due to two reasons. Firstly, it is my savior on my bad skin day. Secondly, this mask is also very moisturizing as well. My skin always seems to glow and shine most of the time after I applied this mask on my face.

3. Hi Collagen Peptide Essence Mask

The Hi Collagen Peptide Essence Mask contains Hydrolyzed Collagen which helps to provide intense moisture and prevents your skin from drying out. Other than Hydrolyzed Collagen, it is also formulated with Peptides, which are actually proteins composed of short and long chains of Amino acids. In cosmetics world, Peptides are not only well-known for its anti-aging properties, but also its ability to regenerate damaged skin, thus creating smooth and healthy skin.

What I think:
Well, I am not sure whether this mask is effective in reducing fine lines and wrinkles on my face. I did feel that my skin get a little bit firmer after I removed this mask from my face. Probably it is effective, but I could not be sure. However, I think it did help to smooth out my uneven and rough skin, making it soft and bouncy.

4. Natural Makgeoli Hi Collagen Essence Mask

Formulated with fermented Makgeoli extract, the Natural Makgeoli Hi Collagen Essence Mask help to remove toxins and waste and provide nutrition to your skin. 

What I think:
My face usually feels clean from toxins and waste after each application. In addition to that, I feel that this mask is also effective in improving minor skin problems and lock in moisture to my skin as well. 

5. Green Tea Phytoncide Hi Collagen Essence Mask

The Green Tea Phytoncide Hi Collagen Essence Mask contains green tea extract, which helps to relieve skin stress and keep your skin healthy. 

What I think:
I have long heard about the benefits of green tea and this is why I have chose to buy this mask. I will usually reach out for this mask whenever problems like skin redness or irritation started to bother me. Most of the time, I am glad to say that this mask has indeed helped me to solve my problems and improved the appearance of my skin.

So... these are the 5 which I have bought. If you are interested to learn about the rest of the Ja Saeng Su masks, you may wish to check this website out. 

4. Anti-aging Properties

All of the Ja Saeng Su Hi Collagen Essence Masks are formulated with Rosa Centifolia extract. Extracted from the flowers of the cabbage rose, it is commonly used in many skin enhancement procedures in the cosmetics industry due to its anti-aging properties. 

5. Hydrolyzed Collagen

Apart from Rosa Centifolia extract, all of the Ja Saeng Su masks also contains Hydrolyzed Collagen. Hydrolyzed Collagen is obtained from collagen found in skin, bones and connective tissues of animals through the hydrolysis process.Well known for its anti-aging properties and skin regeneration capabilities, it is popularly used as an ingredient in the cosmetics and skin care industry. 

This is why my skin seems to feel firmer and more elastic every time after I removed the mask from my face. In addition, the Ja Saeng Su masks have significantly helped to improve the texture of my skin as well. I am always pleased with the result which this mask has delivered. 

6. Moisturizing

Furthermore, I can say that every of the Ja Saeng Su Hi Collagen Essence Mask is equally moisturizing as well. My flaking skin always feel so much softer and smoother after each application. 

7. Fit Nicely

I am really pleased that this mask actually fit on perfectly and tightly onto my face without sliding off from time to time. Do you agree that loose mask that does not stick nicely onto your face is really irritating too?

What I Dislike About The Ja Saeng Su Hi Collagen Essence Mask

Unfortunately, Ja Saeng Su masks actually contains a preservative known as Methylparaben. I have mentioned about this ingredient in my review post for the Hazeline Snow Moisturizing Cream earlier on. 

Apart from that, all of the Ja Saeng Su masks also contains Fragrance, which in fact might irritate or cause redness and itchiness to people with sensitive skin. It will be better if Ja Saeng Su could come out with alternative ingredients to replace the Methylparbens and Fragrance in their masks.

How Do I Use This Mask

Using this product is just like using any other sheet masks that are available in your market. 

1. Wash your face clean to remove any dirt and oils with a facial cleanser. For this, I will usually use my EverSoft Ginkgo with Grapefruit Facial Cleanser. If you have time, I would recommend you to go through an exfoliating procedure too before you proceed to put on the mask. This is to get rid of any dead skin cells that are laying on your skin surfaces and open up your pores to allow better absorption. For exfoliation, I will usually reach out for my Cure Natural Aqua Gel. 

2. Pat your face dry with a clean towel.

3. Allow some time for your skin to relax and calm down from the washing. 

4. Before you put on the mask onto your face, it is important to check the product expiry date. Then, apply the mask onto your face. 

5. Wait for at least 30 minutes for your skin to absorb the serum from the mask before you proceed to remove the sheet from your face.

6. Usually, I will massage any excess serum that left on the mask onto my skin to avoid any wastage. Then I will gently pat my face with my fingers to allow better absorption before washing the serum off with clean water. Some of you might prefer not to wash your face after you have removed the mask. You may continue to follow whichever way you prefer.

Final Thoughts

Undeniably, the application of a facial mask always plays an important part in a complete skin care routine. For a good skin care, it is even more vital for you to apply a facial mask everyday. If you are also looking for a brand of facial mask which offers you a wide range of choice at an affordable price, I believe Ja Saeng Su would have no problem fulfilling both of your requirements.

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Thursday, September 25, 2014

My Hurting Heart...

Uncontrollably, my tears fell. I could feel my heart shattering into a million pieces just at the very moment when your palm hit hard on my face. Every of your merciless words seems to pierce through my heart like a thousand knives. I guess you will never realize that it was not the pain I felt on my burning face that has made me cried. It was your words that had hurt me the most.

You said that since the day we got married, I had changed from good to the worst. If you have knew that I am such a bad person, you would have abandoned me a long time ago. Well, maybe I had but probably you had changed too. Sometimes I just wish that you could just listen and understand me. But I guess you just get really defensive when I tried to tell you my opinions. Even when the whole world did not understand me, I once firmly believe that you will. However, it seems that I am wrong. It seems that I expected too much.

25 September 2014 became one of the worst day of my life. While in the rain, you dragged me out of the car, asking me to leave. Even when you knew well that I have no where to go or no one to turn to. It was your coldness that broke me down further. I believe I have never expected that there will be a moment in my life where love can actually hurt my heart so badly. I started to recall the days when we were still dating. Those innocence and freedom. I wish I could go back to that time again. Or perhaps, this is my punishment for causing hurt to my parents? I did not know.

You asked me whether I have regretted. This is a question which I have no answer. We have shared lots of happy and blissful moments, but the pain I felt in my heart now confused my mind. I could be too naive to believe that you will be a man who will always be accommodating. Eventually, I guess everyone just get tired. I believe I am not too overboard when I requested you to spend some alone time with me every week and listen closely to my heart.

Gently, you wiped away my tears, feeling sad and remorseful for hitting me. Yet, I could not stop my tears from falling. Every of your touch and kisses made my heart ache even more. A dozen of thoughts flooded through my mind. I felt fear for the first time when I looked at you.

Probably...The hurt which you had caused would never disappear. I did not know whether my broken heart could ever be mended again. Our relationship might not be the same as before again. But I did not blame you because partially, I believe it is my fault as I have accidentally hit you too. Even though I did not mean it, you mistaken my action as a slap. Angrily, you hit back...

Although it hurts, I still love and want you as much. Even when my heart hurts so badly...

Sunday, September 21, 2014

[Review] Banana Boat Sport Sunscreen Lotion

Photo By: Elin Chow

Just a month before my recent trip to Bali, I started to search around for a reliable sunscreen lotion to prepare myself for the sunny beaches on that beautiful island. To be frank, I am never a fan of sunscreen due to the bad experiences I have encountered in the past. However, for my Bali trip, I realized that sunscreen is actually the only way to keep my skin safe from the harmful UV rays. Since I knew that I will be out exploring the island for an entire day, it is really important for me to keep my skin well-protected from the sun.

My colleague who just happened to know that I am searching for a sunscreen for my Bali trip gave her tube of Banana Boat Sport Sunscreen Lotion to me. Since I could not figure which sunscreen brand to buy, I decided that I will just use whatever product she had gave me.

Unexpectedly, this lotion surprised me and made me fell in love with it. This product has not only deliver what it is supposed to do, but at the same time, has also exceeded my expectation. This is why I am here writing a review for it now.

What Does Banana Boat Says

With a SPF as high as 110, the Banana Boat Sport Suncreen Lotion promise to deliver the highest level of protection to your skin during any sport activities. This advanced formula would help to protect your skin from sunburn and long-term skin damages caused by excessive exposure to the harmful UV rays. 

Apart from protecting your skin from 99% of burning sun rays, this product also claims to be very water/sweat resistant. Whether you are going for a swim or sweating profusely in the extreme heat, this product has the ability to protect your skin from sunburn and skin damages. In addition to that, its quickly absorbing formulation allows this product to be easily absorbed by the skin. 

What I Like About This Product

1. Quick absorption and non-greasy

Just like what Banana Boat has claimed, this product can be quickly absorbed once applied on my skin. Despite its rather thick consistency, this product does not feel sticky or greasy on my skin at all after application.

In addition to that, the lotion itself is white in colour, which in fact, worries me as I wonder whether it will be able to glide on and blend into my skin well. To be frank, I was feeling rather hesistant to try as I thought that its thick consistency might make things worst. Surprisingly, I am glad that this product actually glides on and blend smoothly into my skin without leaving a white residue behind.

Most importantly is this product does not feel heavy on my face and give off a rather matte finish that lasted throughout an entire day. Its water/sweat resistant feature is also effective in preventing the lotion from melting under the scorching heat and keep my face free from oil and shine for the rest of the day.

2. High SPF 

I am really glad that I have brought the Banana Boat Sport Sunscreen Lotion along with me for my recent trip to Bali. Thanks to this product, my skin has not suffered from any severe sunburn or damages while I visited some of the popular beach destinations in Bali. 

To be frank, my complexion did get slightly more tanned than before, but it is largely caused by my laziness to reapply the sunscreen lotion once every few hours to ensure its effectiveness. Even so, I am pleased to learn that this product has actually done it job well in protecting my skin from suffering from a more severe sunburn. Why did I say so? Well, let's me explain this in further details.

So, other than me, my husband has decided to rub a generous amount of this product on his body, mainly focusing on his arms and legs areas. However, he decided not to apply the Banana Boat Sport Sunscreen Lotion on his neck and face areas. For some reason, he thought it was rather gross to apply it on these two areas, especially on his face. Unfortunately, this is also the reason why he has suffered some minor sunburn around his neck and face. 

Unlike my husband, I have applied the lotion on every part of my body and luckily, I did! Although I did not managed to reapply the sunscreen once every few hours, I am still thankful that this product has done its job well and kept my fair skin safe from the harmful UV rays. I could not imagine what would have happened if I have not brought the Banana Boat Sport Sunscreen Lotion along with me for my Bali trip. 

3. Packaging and Price

The Banana Boat Sport Sunscreen Lotion is packed in an orange plastic tube with a blue screw cap, containing either 30ml or 90ml of the product. The packaging is very sturdy and travel-friendly. 

Price wise, I believe a 90ml tube of this product will not cost you more than RM 40, which I personally feel is still within the acceptance range. Comparing to many other brands of sunscreen products available in the market, the Banana Boat Sport Sunscreen Lotion is neither too costly nor cheap.

In addition, you could easily purchase this product from most of the major drugstores and department stores in both Singapore and Malaysia. In fact, this product is also readily available in most of the convenience stores in Bali as well. 

What I Dislike About This Product

1. Smell

If there is one thing I dislike about this product, it's the smell. I could not really describe what it exactly smell alike to. Although it is lightly-scent, it still smell really weird and not so pleasant to me. It probably smell a little bit like plastic, but comes with a rather strong chemical, alcohol and medicine smell. So, imagine having chemical, alcohol and medicine all being mixed up together. I believe most of the people would not like the smell of such mixture as well.

However, the smell does not really bother me that much as it tends to go away after the product has been fully absorbed by my skin. It will only take just a short few seconds. I am absolutely fine as long as the awful smell does not linger around me for an entire day. If not, I believe I would have stopped using this product after the first day. But I did not. This shows that the smell is still at a very tolerable level and you have almost nothing to worry about.

How Do I Use This Product

The method to apply the Banana Boat Sport Sunscreen Lotion is no different from the other sunscreen products you purchased in the market.

1. Squeeze an appropriate amount of lotion out from the tube and spread it evenly and generously onto your skin.

2. Blend well and wait for 5 to 10 minutes before you proceed to put on your makeup. This is to give the sunscreen enough time to be fully absorbed by your skin.

3. After 5 to 10 minutes, you could proceed to put on your foundation and finishing powder. I would suggest opting for makeup products which also comes with some SPF as well. This is to offer you double protection from the harmful UV rays.

4. If you are going for a swim or to the beach, then putting on makeup is really unnecessary.

5. It is recommended for you to reapply the lotion in every 2 hours if you are expected to be out in the sun for an entire day. This is because even the best sunscreen tends to wear off after a while, which will often left your skin exposed to the harmful UV rays. Reapplication will ensure that your skin remain protected.

Final Thoughts

Apart from limiting yourself from sun exposure, the application of a sunscreen also plays a very important role in protecting your skin. A good and effective sunscreen will definitely help you to remain safe in the sun, even for an extended period of time. Although the use of sunscreen might not guarantee that you will not suffer from a sunburn or skin damages, it is still effective in providing a certain extent of protection to your skin.

Of course, other than the Banana Boat Sport Sunscreen Lotion, I believe there are a wide selection of sunscreen available in the market today for you to choose from. But I believe not all of them will work well on your skin. So, if you happened to be searching for an effective sunscreen lotion now, I would like to recommend you to give this product a try. Definitely, it might not be the best in the market, but I believe it will not be the worst.

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Monday, September 15, 2014

[Review] Febri's Bali Tour

Official Website: Febris Bali Tour
Photo By: Elin Chow

I could never have expected that I am sitting in front of my computer now, busily writing this review for Febris Bali Tour. This is a tour agency I recently engaged for my trip to Bali during this September. Well, I did receive a reasonable amount of discount from Febri for a 6 days 5 nights full ground tour package. However, please let me ensure you that it is not obligatory for me to write a blog post specially for them. The only reason that I have decided to put up an advertisement for Febris Bali Tour is solely due to the good services and fantastic experiences I have received throughout the 6 days I have spent with them. Everything I have wrote here are entirely based on my true personal opinions and experiences with the agency.

My husband and I have always wanted to visit Bali someday and we decided that 5th September will be a good date for us to travel as we could celebrate our first wedding anniversary and my birthday together.

A Private Tour or to Travel Free-and-Easy?

So, I started to search online for a tour package online after I book our air tickets to Bali. You may ask why we decided to visit Bali on a tour rather than going free-and-easy? Since this is the first time we were visiting Bali, we would want to see, learn and experience most of the island. We believe that joining a local tour will definitely allow us to explore Bali even more. In addition, being our first visit to this foreign land, we did not really know how to plan or what really to expect from our trip. So, if we have chose to travel free-and-easy, how can we ensure that our travel experience could be maximized? Will it be more cost-saving? To be frank, we did not want to worry so much. All we wanted was a hassle-free trip which we could enjoy to our hearts content.

Why Febris Bali Tour

After browsing through several of Bali tour packages, we decided to book a 6D5N full ground tour package with Febri based on the tons of good reviews we have read on TripAdvisor. Indeed, Febris Bali Tour did not disappoint us at all. In fact, everything just went beyond our expectations! We felt so reluctant to leave Bali after spending 6 days with Febris Bali Tour. The experiences were way more than just being awesome.

So, let me summarize in details what made us felt so pleased and satisfied with the services provided by Febris Bali Tour.

1. Prompt in replying email

Having decided to engage the services provided by Febri, I proceeded to email him to book down the dates and negotiate the price for our tour. Apart from asking for a discount, I have actually requested some changes to be made to the original itinerary and accommodation provided by Febri. However, to my surprise, I have received a reply from Febri within 2 hours from the time I have sent him my first email. He has came back to me with an amended itinerary that was specially customized and catered to my requests at a discounted price.

Our subsequent emails contact went on smoothly as well as Febri is always very prompt in replying all my emails to him. He is also very patient in answering all of my inquires and tries his very best to accommodate to our requests.

2. Very professional tour guide and driver

Upon arrival in Bali, my husband and I were very pleased to find Febri was already at the airport waiting for us. From our conversation, we got to know that he has been at the airport waiting since an hour earlier from our arrival time just to make sure that he will not be late to pick us up. While on our way to our hotel, Febri engaged in small talks with us and from the way he speaks, we found him to be a rather humorous, hardworking and trustworthy guy.

2.1 Tour guide and driver provided

As for our tour, we were really pleased with the tour guide and driver who Febri has specially arranged to take us around Bali. We spent our next 4 days exploring the beautiful island with Adi (tour guide) and Eka (driver). I believe having a tour guide and driver at the same time is what makes Febri's Bali Tour services different from many others. Most of the other tour packages I have searched up for would probably only have a driver to drive you around the island, who I believe would be too busy and drained out to engage in longer conversations with you. Having both a tour guide and a driver will be an entirely different case where one of them can concentrate on driving and the other will just talk till we reached our destinations.

2.2 Very knowledgeable tour guide

Adi is a very attentive and knowledgeable tour guide. For every new destinations we have arrived, he will patiently explain and introduce the history of the places to us. From the way Adi speaks, we could tell that he is a guy who love his island, religion and culture very much. Thus, it is not a surprise that he knows every aspect of Bali very well. He was very willing and patient to educate his foreign visitors about his island to the maximum details. We have learnt so much about the history, religion and cultures of Bali from Adi. Thanks to him, we were able to see and experience both the worst and best side of the island.

Just like Febri, Adi is also a very humorous and trustworthy guy. He took very good care of us while we were in Bali, making sure that everything feel well and comfortable for us. Constantly, he will try his best to engage in small talks with us while travelling from point to point as to prevent us from getting too bored from the long car rides. Even when we knew that he was tired, he still tries his best to do his job well.

English, despite not being spoken as his first language, Adi actually communicate in the language rather well too. He has no problem communicating in English and is able to understand every of our conversations.

2.3 Very careful and skilled driver

On the other hand, Eka is a very careful, steady and skilled driver. He knows the roads very well and always have us delivered to our destinations safely in a very short time. It does not matter whether we were going climbing uphills or driving around the mountainous roads, Eka has no problem staying focused in his job. In fact, he drove really fast most of the time and often, we find ourselves reaching our destinations much more earlier than expected time. Even so, we have absolutely nothing much to worry about as he is such a skilled driver who we feel that we could trust our life to.

2.4 VIP treatment and services

We managed to cover every destination listed on our itinerary with ample of time given to us to explore each of the places thoroughly. Throughout our entire tour, we were really pleased to have Adi accompanying us to most of the places. On top of that, we were very happy that he was pretty enthusiastic in helping us to take photos from different angles in various poses. In fact, I think he seems to be more excited when it comes to photo taking than us. Perhaps we could consider ourselves to be quite lucky to meet a tour guide like Adi. Thanks to him, we are able to leave Bali with plenty of beautiful memories.

Apart from that, Adi and Eka were always punctual to fetch us from our hotel. They even get down the car quick enough to open the doors for us whenever we got on and off the vehicle. To be frank, we were really surprised by the high level of professionalism displayed by them. We have never expected to receive such VIP treatment and services for the price we have paid. Undoubtedly, such a small gesture like this has really helped to enhance our travelling experiences very much.

3. Affordable price

The price charged by Febri is actually very reasonable and affordable for the kind of tour services you will receive. If you were to compare the tour packages provided by Febris Bali Tour to many other travel agencies, you will realize that the former would be more worthy of the price you have paid.

4. Clean and well maintained car

The cars provided by Febri to drive us around the island are all very clean, spacious and well maintained. Throughout our tour, we have never felt any discomfort arising from our long car ride. I believe having a comfortable car really plays an important part in creating an enjoyable and memorable travelling experience for you.

5. Decent restaurants and food

As for the food, Febri has chosen some really nice restaurants for us to dine in. We have never expected that Febri would arrange us to dine in restaurants that does not only have very nice ambiance and view, but also delicious tasting food.

Final Thoughts

Overall, my husband and I really have a great and memorable time in Bali. Thanks to Febris Bali Tour, our visit to the island does not feel wasted at all. We managed to see and appreciate the beauty of Bali and learnt the history and cultures of the island by our hearts. I believe we would never be able to experience the same awesomeness which we are feeling now if we were to travel free-and-easy.

In fact, I must mention that we were so impressed by Febri's fantastic arrangements till we seriously feel that this is by far the best holiday experience we ever had. A well worth price tag for an unforgettable trip of a lifetime. So, just in case anyone of you is interested in visiting Bali, why not consider Febris Bali Tour. Definitely, this will be one of the best way to see most of the beautiful island.

If you are looking for a hassle-free travel where you will be able to experience and see both the good and bad side of Bali, I will strongly recommend Febris Bali Tour to you. We have never regretted and I believe you would not go home feeling disappointed too.

If you are interested to know more about our trip, you may want to check out our 6D5N Trip Itinerary + Overview for the list of attractions that we had visited during our 6 days in Bali. Be sure to follow me on Facebook or Twitter  for the latest updates on my 6 days adventures in Bali! You might also want to check My Wanderlust page for some of my other travel adventures.

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Our 1st Wedding Anniversary: My Heartfelt Letter To My Husband

Happy 1st wedding anniversary, my dear. Unexpectedly, time seems to fly like in a blink of an eye. Without even realizing, we have been married for a year now. I wanted to get you something special to celebrate such an important day in our life. But I didn't know what you would like. After pondering for some time, I figured it out that the best gift for you might be a heartfelt letter from me.

5th September 2013 - this is the day we wrote our signature on the marriage certificate, promising to love and care for each other till death do us apart. Unlike many others, our marriage was fast and simple. We did not hold any fanciful wedding banquet where we could have received tons of blessings from our most beloved families and friends. Neither did we exchange our wedding vows nor took our long-awaited wedding photo shoot. All we had was a self-taken photo that was not specially taken to celebrate our union and a pre-booked Korea tour package for our honeymoon.

Unlike many other newlyweds, our marriage has not been a smooth sailing one. Comparing to the days when we were still dating, there are relatively more conflicts, disagreements, miscommunication and arguments arising between us. In fact, we started to quarrel and misunderstand each other so often that I thought our marriage is on the verge of ending.

The decision to leave Singapore to relocate in Kuala Lumpur was one of the most major changing point in my life. The uncertainty of our future constantly worries me. It took a long while for me to adapt and adjust to my new environment and lifestyle. Loneliness and helplessness often overwhelmed me as I cried myself to sleep every night. I must admit that some of the times, I did blame you for my misery and for promising me a beautiful future which I could not and might not see. 

However, you stood by me, held me in your arms as you comfort and assure me that everything will be fine soon. I am thankful for everything you have done for me. Thank you for being patient and accommodating with me as you put up with all my unreasonable nonsense. Sorry for flaring my temper at you whenever I felt frustrated while punching and calling you bad names. I knew well that my immaturity would have hurt you, yet I chose to remain oblivious. I guess I was just too proud to lose my face. Or probably, too afraid and selfish to be on the losing end.

Of course, there were times when you got really annoyed and walked away. I got extremely scared that you will decided to leave me for good this time. But after a while, you still came back and apologized for causing hurt to me. It might not be your fault. But still... you chose to apologize.

Initially, I do not really understand the reason behind your apology. There were times when I even took it for granted. But now, I started to see why. It's all because you truly care and cherish about our relationship, so much so that you do not mind putting your dignity down. To you, apologizing does not hurt, as long as it does not affect our relationship. 

A dozen of people have asked me why did I got married at such a young age. How did I know you are the one and only right guy for me. Well, to be frank, I do not have the answers to these questions. I do not know whether you are the right one, but I do clearly know that you are not the wrong one. What I truly believe is there is no such thing as the perfect one in this world. I only know that you are the only one who can make me feel happy, safe and warm all the time. To me, you are my most perfect right guy.

Although numerous times, we have caused hurt and heartache to each other, I am glad that our love has remained strong. Perhaps, quarrels have enable us to understand each other more. As a husband, you became even more tolerant, patient, meticulous and responsible than you used to be. I saw how much you have changed to be the best husband for me and I really appreciate all your little efforts to make every of my day a great and happy one. Thank you for always placing me as your priority, showering with all the best things you have as you fulfill every of my requests. I could not describe how touched I felt for everything you have done for me and also how ashamed I was for not being a good wife. 

I am sorry for my insecurities and for being unappreciative at times. Sorry for the disappointment, hurt and heartache I have brought you. Thank you for staying by my side no matter how ridiculous or unreasonable I am. Marrying you is definitely the best decision I have made in my life. Even when I have to give up everything I have and start an entirely brand and different life, I did not regret. I admit that there were times I got really depressed and frustrated by the new life, but I am always glad that you are always there to comfort me. I promise I will put in all my best effort and be your good wife, supporting you and always be there for you whenever you need me. 

Lastly, on this anniversary, I would like to take this opportunity to thank you from the bottom of my heart for being my partner, lover, spouse and family. I could not imagine living a day without having you in my life now. I feel really proud to be your wife. Thanks for remaining endlessly patient with me and continue to love me despite all the wrongs I have done. No matter what happens, as long as my heart beats, I promised I will continue to stay and share all my life with me. I love you.

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