Sunday, 15 February 2015

How To Deal With HATE?

AHHH, we're back to this topic again...

It's that time of the year again, the once in a blue moon storm of hate that floods my ask.fm. It's funny how people haven't matured a single bit. Anyways, besides receiving hate I've also been receiving questions from people who were wondering how I deal with hate. 


your long awaited answer...


jk

OK, IN ALL SERIOUSNESS...

People filled with negativity will always be around or near you. It's something you can't avoid but it's also something you can deal with. Me a year ago would tell you to tell them to FUCK OFF AND ROT IN HELL etc but I realised how immature that was. These negative people who hate on you and constantly bash about you are really just sitting there with popcorn in their hands waiting for you to screw up. Once you lash out and say something stupid, "ding ding" they win and they get the upper hand. So, how can you deal with it? You're pissed af and all you wanna do is commit murder but no... 


Calm yourself down. Hesitate for a bit. Look at it from a different perspective and ask yourself what  you have done to deserve the hate you've received. Ask yourself if you've done anything offensive to anyone and if you have then apologise. If you haven't and they're just casually bashing about you for no  apparent reason then here's what you should know...

"Those who mind don't matter, those who matter don't mind."

These people are just casually calling you names, looking down on you and wanting you dead. They're technically cyber bullies who think that by hiding behind that computer screen of theirs, they're not sinning. They just casually hate on people because of how they are or what they do and they think it's okay to just channel all that negativity. They think it's okay to put someone down just because it's not in person. And you know what, I want you to deal with it. I want you to ask yourself, do these people matter to you? Do their opinions really affect you? That one person so full of hate does not represent what the whole world thinks of you so HONESTLY, DOES THAT ONE PERSON'S OPINION MATTER? Is it worth beating yourself up for? Is it worth changing how you really are for someone WHO DOESN'T MATTER? It could be a computer virus for all you know. So before getting so engrossed in all of it, think about how little it matters to you. You're worth more than someone's petty "opinion" and you should know that. You need to know that it's okay to be however and whatever you want to be and that there will always be people who just cannot and would not accept it. So what? There will always be those who love you just the way you are. You should only take note from those who matter and never from those who are insignificant. So listen up, next time you receive something negative over the internet you either ignore & remove it or tell them how glad you are to be who you are and nothing they say will break you because there is nothing wrong with being exactly who you are. Just keep doing what you do best and focus on where you plan to be. I honestly hope this helps because I want whoever that might take interest in this topic to see the light at the end of the tunnel. Turn that frown upside down :) x

-Zoey

Sunday, 8 February 2015

Food Adventures (5)

Oh my love for food and cafes...

Frisky Goat in TTDI is literally THE place to be. 






A small cosy cafe that has food I love there. It's what I'd love to wake up to on a Sunday morning to indulge. I particularly enjoyed their pastries and Aglio Olio.
Frisky Goat : 72, Jalan Burhanuddin Helmi, Taman Tun Dr Ismail, 60000 Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur

Next up is Vietnamese sandwiches from O Banh Mi, or as I like to call it...

Vietnamese Subways'


Not my favourite but it was alright...I'm pretty sure it's not the food, it's me. I generally don't fancy the whole concept of Vietnamese Subways' but for those who are up for it, go ahead! 
O Banh Mi (serves pork) : 33, Jalan SS 21/56B, Damansara Utama, Petaling Jaya. 
Dal.Komm Coffee is basically another (better) version of Cafe Bene. It offers more choices compared to Cafe Bene and more exciting flavours to their bingsu's. I particularly enjoyed my Apple Crumble Bingsu. It was very different and I loved it! 



Did I mention that Dal.Komm Coffee is a music cafe? Basically, they have guitars laying around and also iPads & headphones for you to enjoy unlimited music based on whatever genre you like. 
Dal.Komm Coffee : Jalan SS 21/56, Damansara Utama, 47400 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Dad brought me to Jackson's Burger in Seksyen 14. An old couple who has been selling their homemade burgers on their lorry/mobile kitchen for years now. Their burgers are super simple and very very basic but somehow people love it anyway. 


Jackson's Burger : along Jalan 14/29, Section 14 PJ.
Sheng Wei brought me to this restaurant/cafe that he usually has lunch at with his college mates. 





The food is really cheap and portions are big. It's always packed during lunch hour, filled with students and nearby office workers. I enjoyed my pasta & pork belly the most hehe!
The Hungry Hog (serves pork) : 71, Jalan SS15/4C, 47500 Subang Jaya, Selangor, 47500
The ever-so-Instagram-worthy Magnum Cafe and its ice-cream :p



Thought I'd give it a go even though the line was pretty insane. I enjoyed personalising my own ice-cream but I didn't think I was given enough time to decide thoroughly on how I wanted it to be because there were so many people and if you take your time, you're basically holding up the line zzz I didn't fancy that but nevertheless, my ice-cream looked swell :p tasted good as well. I had fun and its worth the hype!

I definitely have a thing for waffles and Madame Waffle in Mid Valley serves really yummy Belgium waffles. 


Although not as crispy as how it should be but the variety of  delicious flavours they offer sorta make up for it.

I saw people posting about Underground Societe and I told myself I had to try it! It's another one of Coffee Societe's cafes that is located not too far from Garage 51.


I didn't get to try much because I already had lunch. I tried the cafe's dessert specialty, Underground Grenade. It was alright, basically Bomb Alaska with a twist. It had a nice meringue covering a whole lot of choco mint ice-cream. Much yum, super fat.
Underground Societe 68, Jalan PJS 11/7, Bandar Sunway, 46150 Subang Jaya, Selangor
Sheng Wei spontaneously brought me out for dinner at The Humble Pie Co one night and wow it was good! 



From homemade pies to their special grilled/baked chicken that successfully tackled my tastebuds. I enjoyed every bit of that dinner. I heard their Banoffee Pie was the shiz too but I was too full for dessert so maybe next time. 
The Humble Pie Co : No.11, Jalan 17/45, Section 17, 46400 Selangor Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
Ever heard of Coconut Jelly? IT'S THE BEST DESSERT EVER! There's this little cafe called Coconut Grove that specialises in coconut goodies and they have the best Coconut Jelly I've ever tasted. I head there on most days after a long day of school. It's refreshing and filling. My favourite topping will have to be Aloe Vera! 


Coconut Grove Dessert Corner : C-B-02, BU 11,Oasis Business Centre, PJU 6Lebuh Bandar Utama, Bandar Utama
I always thought Ahmad & Co. was just another one of those cafes like Wood & Steel...nice ambiance with not so good food. I was wrong! I had lunch with Thira & Mira the other day at the cafe and the food was really not bad. Although they don't have a ton of choices but I'm good with settling for quality over quantity. 



Their pancakes are ON POINT. God knows how they make it so perfectly round and fluffy!
Ahmad & Co : 11G, Jalan PJU 5/20A, The Strand, Kota Damansara, Selangor
-Zoey 

Saturday, 24 January 2015

Digi Rebranding Shoot

Last year end, I did a shoot with Digi for one of their corporate videos. The outcome was lovely, not to mention I had a great time filming with the others. I have been waiting to post some behind the scenes photos for quite awhile now, but I wasn't allowed to release it until the video was out haha! Anyways, FINALLLY!









Tiring & freaking hot but nevertheless, I love my freelance job :p


-Zoey

Sunday, 11 January 2015

Style It : Culottes





Culottes are all over the place nowadays and I'm in love! I recently nabbed myself a pair of artsy fartsy abstract culottes from Monki and I think it's THE most comfortable statement piece any girl could ask for. Culottes used to be a part of the men's section in the early 19th century and now they're essential to every girl's wardrobe! Talk about feminism...

Anyways, there are all types of culottes from long to midi. Midi has recently grown on me and I think the length makes a lady look super classy. Culottes also comes in all kinds of prints, from basic to loud. I chose a loud print because I decided to take a step back from my safe zone. Nevertheless, whichever culottes you decide to nab, it's crazy versatile.

I paired it with a plain black off shoulder cropped top, dad's watch & a pair of platform sandals. I decided to pair it with all black to make the pants stand out even more than it already does. The outfit is not only eye catching but super comfy as well. Taking a fashionable twist of casual Sundays' haha! Switch it up a little and you're good to go on a fancy date night or party with the girls. Playing with statement pieces never gets old! 

Bottom : Monki
Belt : Unmasqued
Watch : Matthey Tissot (Dad's)
Shoes : Agape Boutique

Hair & make up by : Me
Photography by : Dad
Edited by : Me

-Zoey

Thursday, 8 January 2015

Vida Glow | 100% Natural Marine Collagen

As a kid, seeing my mom take all kinds of supplements always resulted in me questioning why she even needed it. But as I got older, I realised the importance of taking care of my body & mind. I learned that having a balanced diet & lifestyle were vital and that I needed to take baby steps everyday to maintain myself towards a healthier future. 

My hair & skin have always been one of my priority. I think that people generally take more of an interest in you if you have that healthy glow on your face. It shows on your glowing skin & silky hair how much effort you take to love & groom yourself inside out. A while ago, I was contacted by Vida Glow to review their product as one of their ambassadors. I was thrilled to give it a try and here's what I have to say about it. 






"Vida Glow is a 100% natural marine collagen supplement. Collagen is the most abundant protein in our body, amounting up to 70%. Until our mid 20s, our body naturally produces collagen. As this production slows and eventually stops completely, we begin to see the effects of ageing. Replenishing collagen levels will help increase the building blocks that maintain our hair, skin & nails."

WHAT IS MARINE COLLAGEN? 

Vida Glow Marine Collagen is a fibrous protein extracted from the scale of salt-water fish. Marine collagen can be derived from fish scale or skin, Vida Glow uses the scale, as this is richer in nutrients and collagen protein. Japanese women have used marine collagen as secret weapon for a youthful radiance for many years. Studies showing the benefits of taking marine collagen are plentiful.

HOW DOES IT BENEFIT ME?
Vida Glow will work from the inside out to rebuild and strengthen the collagen matrix. Consuming Vida Glow on a daily basis results in firmer and more hydrated skin. Marine Collagen can also be helpful for those suffering from skin disorders such as acne, psoriasis and eczema. As collagen is the most abundant protein in the human body, it also affects your joints, hair and nails. Vida Glow can even be used for the improvement in the appearance of cellulite.

HOW CAN I INCLUDE IT IN MY DIET?
As it is completely tasteless & odourless, you can include it into almost anything you choose to. The possibilities are endless! I usually add a sachet to my bowl of cereal, soup, cup of warm Milo or tea. 

HOW OFTEN CAN I CONSUME IT?
Being a 100% natural product it completely safe to take on a daily basis. In fact you’ll see much faster and better results by including it into your daily routine. 

HOW OLD DO I HAVE TO BE TO CONSUME THIS PRODUCT?
It's suitable for anyone above the age of 15. I'm 17 this year and already considering myself late in pursuit of healthier skin & hair *yikes*.

Honest opinions : I definitely see the change in my hair, skin & nails. My hair is starting to grow faster and my hair fall problem has slowly decreased. My skin is less scaly now and my nails are definitely less brittle. I'm glad I was given a chance to give this product a try, I definitely recommend!

For more info, you can head on over to their website or FAQ page :)
-Zoey
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