You are green with envy. 

You feel the jealousy and resentment building up in you and you can't seem to control it. 

You feel envious of people who can afford nicer possessions than you can.

You think you deserve more recognition for your accomplishments than what you actually received. 

You feel repugnant, rather than happy, when you see people who do better and get more successful than you.

You secretly feel joyful when someone encounters problems or mishaps.

Do any of these statements ring a bell to you?

Fleeting and occasional jealousy is normal, but when jealousy rolls into a snowball of resentment, it's unhealthy. Being jealous and being resentful are actually quite different and apart from each other.

While jealousy can be described as "I want what you have", resentment over someone's success goes beyond: "I want what you have, but I don't want you to have it."

Sounds obnoxious, doesn't it?

Well, to be honest, sometimes I do have the feeling of resentment over someone else unconsciously. I am opening up and sharing my personal experiences with y'all now because I sincerely hope that we all realise how resentment can negatively affect you as a person.

Being in such a competitive industry, trying to survive and stand out from the rest is definitely not easy. As much as I keep reminding myself not to compare with the rest, and as much as I keep telling myself to be grateful for what I have now, sometimes I just can't help but compare my own achievements with other people who are more successful...

Sometimes the resentment in me just corroded me to the point that it interferes my mood when I see someone who achieves more than me...then I will be ranting and saying things like "Why her but not me? She totally did not deserve it."

One day, I was talking to Teddy and complaining to him about how life is unfair and how someone doesn't deserve what she got, and so on. He told me that he was very sad to hear that. No, he was sad not because he thinks that I deserved more; he was sad because I was actually bashing people's achievements like a loser just because I, myself wasn't capable of achieving it.

Then, he asked me:
So, do you think that each and everything you have got now is what you deserve? 

I thought I was going to say a firm 'yes' right after he asked me the question. But my mind held my words back...I kept my mouth shut, and began to ponder.

I did work hard to become who I am today, but I also cannot deny the fact that there are also many people out there who are even working harder than me (yet still being unable to get themselves the opportunities they deserve).

Then, shouldn't I feel contented and grateful for everything I have now instead of acting like an outright loser who harps negatively on other's achievements?

After my conversation with Teddy, I felt really bad for the negative thoughts I used to have towards people who are more successful than me.

Sharing based on my own experiences, resentment can really consume your life if you don't deal with it:

You'll lose focus on your own path to success.
The more time you spend on resenting someone else's achievements, the less time you have to work on your own goals. Your antipathy over someone else's achievements will not help you to climb the ladder of success, but it only serves as a distraction that will slow you down, sometimes even to a complete halt. Also, you easily overlook or give up on your own talents and what you are truly good in doing, because you are too busy trying to imitate what others do so that you can also be as "successful" as they are.

You may abandon your own values.
As you feel desperate to be like those people who have the things you don't, you will start doing things and behave in a manner that you normally wouldn't, such as sabotaging someone else's effort by spreading rumours about him/her, taking obscene pictures of yourself just to gain more attention, etc. 

You'll lose friends in life.
When you resent someone, it's very likely that you wouldn't be able to maintain a healthy relationship with him/her. You wouldn't be able to have a genuine friendship with someone whom you are holding grudges against. Not only will you damage your friendship with those people whom you hold grudges against, friends around you will also start walking away from you due to your negativity. 

You'll dwell on unhappiness.
If you are always comparing yourself to other people and trying to keep up with them, you will not be contented with your life. When you are not contented with your life, you will never feel a sense of peace in your soul. And when you have no peace within yourself, all the reasons to be happy seem harder to come by, and you simply feel grumpy and unhappy easily.

Resenting other people does absolutely no good to you.

If you want to be successful, work hard. Don't waste your time grumbling and discrediting other people's achievements.

Don't be jealous about other people's life. Always bear in mind that many people tend to only show their good side of life to others. You will never know what lurks beneath the surface of the "perfect" life they are trying to portray to the rest of the world. Who knows, you may easily have more than the people who are richer than you.


Since I was young, I have always been very inquisitive about how things work in the universe: How did people leave the surface of the Earth and explore the space? How did the stars and volcano form? How does the human brain work? Why are there human beings in this world? The list of questions never knows a satisfying end.

I don't know about you, but I always think that this world is full of wonders and mysteries.
 And it's absolutely amazing how science can solve and explain most questions and mysteries in the world. The way science plays the role as our metaphoric eyes in helping us learn so much about the world around us is nothing but tremendously awe-inspiring.

Petrosains has always been striving to popularise science in our nation, which I think is awesome, because learning science is undeniably important to the society in this booming era of lightning-fast development.

The last time I visited Petrosains was 8 years ago, back when I was still a kid. The experience I had was like no other, and the memorable visit was deeply imprinted in my vaults of remembrance ever since.

Just last week, I was told that a brand new event has launched in Petrosains and I couldn't help but feel so excited about it!! What was even more exciting: I had the privilege to attend the official launch as a blogger!!!

So ladies and gentlemen, lo and behold The ILLUSION: Nothing is as it Seems - an exhibition which put together as a collaboration between Petrosains and Trinity College Dublin of Ireland.

ILLUSION is all about discovering how our perception underpins the way we perceive and understand the world. Infused with the elements of science, arts and psychology, the artworks and exhibits that come in unexpected types of illusions will definitely blow your mind away.


It was totally my honor to be there to witness the grand launch of this exhibition, and of course, it's happening all thanks to the support of you readers! :p

Tengku Nasariah Tengku Syed Ibrahim, Chief Executive Officer of Petrosains, presenting her speech. She elaborated her wish that this exhibition will be able to attract and reach out to audiences from the younger generation.

On a side note, hello really-cool-looking-futuristic-podium.

Irish Ambassador to Malaysia, His Excellency Ambassador Designate Eamon Hickey mentioned that ILLUSION is a structured platform to promote science. He hopes that this exhibition will be able to nurture and spark the interest in science among the target audience, that is mainly the youth.

After the speeches, the lights went off and a slideshow of abstract arts were played, along with a rousing a'capella performance by the Young KL Singers. Their performance was so good that it totally sent torrents of chills up my spine. No joke.




When I first stepped before these three screens, I had nothing in my virtual bucket of expectation. To be honest, I didn't even know how the entity is supposed to work (which made the whole thingy all the more intriguing)! Thankfully, I found a note next to the screens which explained the instructions to observe this illusion, and then stumbled back to the middle. I started by focusing at the spirals, and then looking into the mirror - which was when magic happened.

My head started to shrink in the mirror!
Was the mirror playing tricks on my mind? Or was it due to the spirals? My mind began pleading for an answer.

However, it was nothing of magic at all. It was all a motion aftereffect illusion.
If you are interested about the biological details behind this piece of illusion, feel free to go here.

Here are some other pictures that I have taken in the exhibition, and I'm not going to elaborate on them because I really don't want to spoil them for you. I strongly recommend you to pay a visit to the exhibition and take in the experience first-hand. Trust me, you will be amazed.

You can read this, trust me. 


This is so cool!!!


The animal on the screen completely mimics the motions of my head, even when I leave my jaw hanging open!


Wanna experience seeing bugs COME OUT of the screen and crawl all over your body? :P 

Putting the headphones on, you will feel as if you actually are getting a haircut in the hair salon. You can hear the razors snapping all around your head as if your hair is actually getting trimmed!


Put on some Mission Impossible-ish shades, staring at the blank white screen...

...except not really.

My body just melted into the absolute darkness around me. *help*


The projection of digital imagery on the white block makes you see (and almost believe) that the structure can exist in many forms. This one can really toy with your mind for a while!

There are actually more artworks and exhibits which I have not taken photos of,
and there's actually no reason for you to not explore this dimension of endless illusional curiosity.

The ILLUSION exhibition is now open, and will only be available until 10th January 2016.
Come and let your curiosity thrive on the combined wonder of science, arts and psychology - only in Petrosains.

For more information about the opening hours and more, feel free to visit the official website of Petrosains.


Alright, if you are a loyal reader of mine (which I hope you are hahaha), by now you should have probably known that I am a big fan of LANEIGE, a renowned skin care and makeup brand hailing from Korea. 

I have blogged about their products a lot of times, which only shows how much I love LANEIGE. LANEIGE is ever so innovative. They are always researching and developing new, and more importantly, effective products for their consumers. And that is only one of the reasons why I fell for the brand 3 good years ago. 

Me when I was 18 lolol. :P

Yeap, it was back when I was 18 that I was first exposed to LANEIGE. The first LANEIGE product that I bought was the Water Sleeping Pack_EX and I did blog about it too! It was a recommendation by my high-school friend; and come to think of it, I really had to thank her for introducing LANEIGE to me! 

Well, if you are already a fan of the LANEIGE's Water Sleeping Pack_EX (like me), you will definitely rejoice to find out that there is an ALL-NEW Water Sleeping Mask - packed with more benefits than its predecessor!! It was launched in May 2015 and I finally got my hands on it after finishing my old Water Sleeping Pack. To briefly describe, the new Water Sleeping Mask does more than just moisturizing and brightening; it offers you deep sleep. (Great news for those who have troubles sleeping at night!)

The question is: HOW?  


The all-new Water Sleeping Mask is formulated with the latest SLEEP-TOX™, MOISTURE-WRAP™ and SLEEPSCENT™ technology.

Well, basically the SLEEP-TOX™ Purification technology helps to restore and repair your skin cells, while the MOISTURE-WRAP™ technology locks in the active ingredients of the product which help the skin absorb and retain moisture throughout the night.

Additionally, the SLEEPSCENT™ technology, which is formulated with natural fragrances, helps to relax your mind and body with its aroma-therapeutic properties, so you can finally embrace a good sleep at night! 

The all-new Water Sleeping Mask has been wholly redesigned. On top of its new functions, the new design uses an icy tone, a matte lustre and a gradation touch, which altogether makes it so beautiful it sort of reminds me of the ocean haha!

My thoughts on the all-new Water Sleeping Mask? 

I love it!! I must say, the product smells heavenly - it's the kind of smell that you would want to sniff forever. Also, I notice that my skin has become brighter and softer, all thanks to this wonderful sleeping mask!

I would always count on this product and apply it on my face the night before an important occasion, just to make sure that I'll wake up with a desirable baby skin. Not forgetting that my skin will look as though it is glowing the next day. With great skin comes great mood, am I right? :P *thanks Spidey*


Besides its aromatic scent, I also love its non-sticky and light texture, which feels very comfortable on my skin.

In conjunction with the holiday and festive season, LANEIGE has also launched its limited edition Water Sleeping Mask in a new packaging!!! I WANT!!

Alongside the Water Sleeping Mask, LANEIGE has also come up with a LIP SLEEPING MASK!!!

The Lip Sleeping Mask is a special care product that is perfect for those who have dry, flaky and chapped lips. It's formulated with EIGHT different types of antioxidant-rich berries which synergise in soothing dry and chapped lips, making them soft and smooth. It smells so good that sometimes I even feel like eating it!

Similar to the Water Sleeping Mask, the Lip Sleeping Mask is also formulated with MOISTURE-WRAP™ technology, which delivers moisture to your lips for up to 8 hours!

The Lip Sleeping Mask has a balm-like and sticky texture to ensure that it stays on the lips throughout the night.

Thoughtfully, this product also comes with a special spatula, which eases the application of the mask! With the spatula, I won't get the product underneath my fingernails, which I totally hate!

My thoughts on the all-new Lip Sleeping Mask?

I don't use it on a daily basis because I simply don't think it's necessary, but whenever my lips need a moisture-boost, this product always comes to my rescue! It doesn't feel uncomfortable on my lips although the texture is a tad sticky. I personally feel that a little of this product already goes a long way, and you don't have to apply it every night. I personally don't get dry lips often, but my cousin sister who has chapped lips told me that this product really helps in healing and soothing her lips!!

Just wipe the product off with a tissue the next morning you wake up, and voila, there you have it, a sparkling and hydrated lips!

The LANEIGE all-new Water Sleeping Mask is priced at RM110 (70ml) while the all-new Lip Sleeping Mask is priced at RM70 (25g).

By the way, if you are wondering, both of these products are non-irritating, safe and gentle for all skin types (so don't you worry, girl!).

Alas, these are just words and my experiences. You really need to try these products out for yourself!!

For more information about these products, feel free to visit their website and Facebook page!


My friend told me that Opus Bistro has been in town for at least 5 years now but I was totally unaware of its existence until last week. 

I paid my first visit to Opus Bistro in The Bangkung Row last week for Charmayne's birthday. It's located just a few streets ahead from Jalan Telawi.


The restaurant is not really spacious as it can only accommodate not more than than 20 tables. However, the ambiance is pretty romantic and relaxing.


In Opus Bistro, you get to enjoy a variety of traditional Italian cuisine ranging from salads to pastas, and risottos to steaks.


With Nat ♥

Just like any other Italian restaurants, a complimentary breadbasket will be served prior meals.

As a kick starter, we ordered the Opus’ Special Seafood Antipasti Platter (RM45). Consisting of grilled scallops, prawns, fresh clams in white wine sauce and calamari, this platter will surely satiate the desires for the ones with a lust for seafood. I personally loveeeee the clams in white wine sauce and the grilled scallop. The white wine sauce tasted so good that we finished it down to the last drop with the bread.

They offer their pastas in 2 sizes - primi and secondi. For those who have a rather small appetite, primi is the way to go! 
I ordered a primi Angel Hair Pasta with Scallops (RM19). Apparently, it's a recommended dish as stated on the menu. But to be honest, it did not meet my expectation at all - the taste of the pasta was so bland that I had to request for some salt to give it some flavour. I was quite disappointed with the dish, but luckily the scallops did earn back some brownie points from me.

Charmayne went for the secondi Angel Hair Pasta with Scallops (RM32). (same as my order, but in secondi serving) The portion was obviously bigger than the primi one, but the taste was just the same. Personally, it's rather sad to discover that the taste of this dish is meant to be this way.

Spaghetti ala Opus (RM36) for Secondi. This is another signature dish from Opus. In fact, this is the one that can be truly crowned as the signature dish!!

Spaghetti Seafood in Squid Ink Sauce (RM22) for Primi

Linguini Aglio Olio with Smoked Duck (RM19) for Primi

Group pic with the girls hehe!! Cheers to more celebrations together in the coming years x