What Makes You Go Back To Your Regular Hair-Person Other Than Just Good Haircuts?


There are a few relationships in the world that are important to keep. I’m not talking about romantic relationships or relationships with your family. For me, there are a few relationships that I make sure I keep, and they’re my GP, the employees of my local post office, the people who take care of my dog Janey when we’re away, my regular phlebotomist (oh yeah, I have one) and my hairstylist.

Ahh … those relationships. You get what I mean now, don’t you? ๐Ÿ˜‰

Before I came to Australia, there was a hair salon I’d go to regularly for blowdries, haircuts and hair colour work. It’s not a fancy salon. It’s a cheap, neighbourhood salon that is often overcrowded with people and cluttered with hairstyling paraphernalia. Even though I could get better haircut and hair colour work elsewhere, I always go back to that salon because as a regular customer and also someone whom they’ve watched grow up, I always received special treatment from them. My head massages are often slightly longer than the rest, the staff secretly use better hair products on me than the generic stuff, and I always get a bowl of sweet dessert soup during my hair appointment. It was with a heavy heart that I had to say goodbye to them (and their RM10 – approximately AU$3 at that time – blowdries) when I moved to Australia.



Do You Hoard Complimentary Hotel Toiletries? (Part 2)

Hoarding Complimentary Hotel Toiletries

A couple of years ago, I wrote a blog post on hoarding complimentary hotel toiletries and it was a hoot and a half reading your comments because so many of us and our mothers bring home hotel samples too. See, it’s not just an Asian thing. ๐Ÿ˜›

I thought I’d do a short bit of a part 2 of hoarding complimentary hotel toiletries today because, erm, I went a little nuts bringing home hotel toiletries from my recent trip to Vienna and Budapest. Now I usually don’t bring home hotel toiletries that come in bottles, especially not when I have to lug the heavy items across the seas. The items I usually take home with me are shower caps, cotton pads, cotton buds and the occasional toothbrush. I sure as heck do not bring home shampoos, conditioners, body washes and body lotions.

Well, that changed this trip because I couldn’t bring back enough! Obviously I wouldn’t leave these behind, not when they’re Molton Brown and Lanvin! ๐Ÿ˜›



FREE DOWNLOAD: 2017 Weekly and Monthly Planner Printables

2017 Weekly and Monthly Planner Printables Free Download

Happy hump day!

We’re coming to the end of September and as usual, shops are already putting up their Christmas decorations for sale. Heck, Halloween isn’t even here yet! ๐Ÿ˜›

For the past couple of months, I’ve been getting a lot of requests for the 2017 weekly and monthly planner printables (one request even came in June!). The 2016 ones that I did last year were very popular and I’m so glad so many of you liked them. I’ve been working on the 2017 planners for a few weeks and I’m proud to announce that they’re finally available for you to download. For free!



The Beautiful Highlights of Vienna and Budapest

Note: This is an image-heavy post.

Vienna State Opera

Vienna State Opera

Hello lovely readers!

I’m back from my holiday! Okay, to be fair, I was back a week ago but there were pressing issues such as unpacking, battling jetlag, doing 9 loads of laundry, cleaning up a very dusty house and then falling sick after all that to really tell you the holiday’s definitely over and you have a shit tonne of things to do that took my energy away from blogging. But, that’s just me whinging, and screw all that; I’m definitely back and I’ve missed you!

Oh absence sure makes the heart grow fonder, doesn’t it? ๐Ÿ™‚

Vienna and Budapest were smashing. Absolutely smashing! I wanted to spam Instagram with a lot more photos but my phone’s camera just couldn’t do the beautiful cities justice. Vienna has always been in my travel bucket list of cities to visit and I’m so glad I get to check that off my list. I don’t know why I’ve never thought of visiting Budapest before; it turned out to be even more spectacular than I expected!


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