Mount Katsuudake Summit

Hiking in Okinawa: Frozen with fear at Mount Katsuudake (Day 6 – Part 3)

  Looking to do some real hiking in Okinawa? How about Mount Katsuudake, a mountain that takes just 30 minutes to get to the summit. Psst, this place offers one of the most breathtaking views I’ve ever seen. You’ll be blown away by the 360-degree sweeping view of Nago city!    It’s almost unfair to think that one can enjoy …

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How Kimage Parkway Parade turned Coarse, Frizzy Hair into Stylish & Silky Tresses (C Curl Rebonding Review)

  Do you have thick and wavy hair? If you do, check out what I did at Kimage Parkway Parade because I’ve had the best rebonding job to date. Nope, I’m not referring to the usual dead-flat and boring straight hair. I’m talking about C Curl Rebonding, a form of permanent hair straightening treatment that turns wavy and frizzy tresses …

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Hira Falls

A Challenging Hike to Hira Falls – Our “Private” Waterfall in Okinawa (Day 6 – Part 2)

Game for some adventures in Okinawa? How about a hike to Hira Falls – a waterfall that turned out to be the most rugged and secluded waterfall we’ve ever been to.  Watch us navigate through the rarely-trodden path before we found our way to our “private” waterfall. This post continues from Day 6 (Part 1) where we spent a wonderful …

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Typhoon in Okinawa

How Japan Typhoon Disrupted My Travel Plan (And Lessons Learnt)

“Warning. Typhoon will hit Okinawa, Japan on 1 July!”. That was the message my Airbnb host sent me a day before I was to check out of his residence and make a two hours drive from north to south of Okinawa. My checkout date happened to be on 1 July, the day Typhoon Prapiroon was forecasted to hit Japan. How ‘lucky’! …

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SANA Namerakahonpo Cream

SANA Namerakahonpo Cream – An impressive moisturizer that heals flaky skin within days

  Have you been suffering from dry and flaky skin? Check out SANA Namerakahonpo Cream, an impressive moisturizer that nourishes the skin marvelously and healed my dry patches within days. As much as I love this rich cream, there’s one potential weakness that you should take note of.  Although SANA Cream may not be entirely safe on my pimple-prone skin, …

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What to buy in Japan

25 Things to Buy in Japan that are Inexpensive & Loved by Locals

  What do we buy in Japan? Today, I’m going to share 25 things to buy in Japan that appeal to both locals and tourists alike. Yes, we are going to skip the touristy souvenirs – those that are so steeply marked-up that locals would shun. So, come take a look and check out the practical and functional stuff that …

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Innisfree Nail Polish Color 23 & 3258

Review of Innisfree Nail Polish – Quick-drying but has one major flaw

  What do you use to beautify your nails when you are short of time? I find myself constantly reaching out for Innisfree Nail Polish.  In fact, I’ve since repurchased over 30 Innisfree Real Color Nail since this post was first published in 2015. As such, I thought it’s timely that I update this review and share with you my …

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Measuring tape

30-Day Slim & Fit Challenge – Here are the results!

Have you been following my 30-Day Slim & Fit Challenge? I’ve successfully gone through the July challenge and am happy to share the results, struggles and future plans. To recap, this challenge requires me to exercise everyday for at least 30 minutes for a month. I also have to make sure I don’t exceed my daily calorie and carbohydrates intake. …

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Cezanne Gloss Lipstick

Why Cezanne Lasting Gloss Lip may be my last lipstick from Cezanne

  I couldn’t resist the beautifully-packaged Cezanne Lasting Gloss Lip even though my first experience with a Cezanne lipstick wasn’t great? “This is a different range and is highly-moisturizing. It totally deserves a second chance!” I’d thought.  And so, I grabbed two colors of Cezanne Lasting Gloss Lip without any hesitation during a shopping spree in Osaka. On the first …

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Cezanne Gel Eyeliner

Review of Cezanne Gel Eyeliner – An Ultra-natural smudge-proof eyeliner

  Cezanne Gel Eyeliner is the first gel eyeliner I’ve gotten from Japan. I was hopeful that I would love it when I saw how smudge-proof it was at the store, but sadly I don’t after using it for the first time. Let’s take a look at its pros and cons and why this Japan-made eyeliner failed to impress.   …

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